Holly Conners


Holly Conners is a reporter and current affairs producer who has been with CBC Cape Breton since 1998. Contact her at holly.conners@cbc.ca.

Latest from Holly Conners

Couple fears for future after BDC won't defer interest payments amid pandemic

A Cape Breton couple fears for their future after the Business Development Bank of Canada refused to defer interest payments on their small business loan.

CBRM agencies rally to help homeless through COVID crisis

The COVID crisis is hampering access to basic services for people who live on the street in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Cape Breton company makes parts for ventilators, other medical devices

A Sydney, N.S. company is being called on to make parts for medical equipment needed in the treatment of COVID-19.

In a time of social distancing, mental health services must move online

At a time when mental health and addiction services may be needed most, the Nova Scotia Health Authority is having to find new ways to deliver that help.

Nova Scotia hotel chain says occupancy down 90% because of COVID-19

Occupancy is down about 90 per cent at a Nova Scotia hotel chain, and is transforming how staff carry out their day-to-day duties.

Taxi, limo drivers in Nova Scotia brace for COVID-19

A Halifax limo driver is taking extra precautions as he picks up snowbirds returning to Canada from the airport, while a cab company in New Waterford, N.S., is offering to deliver supplies to people in need.

What it's like for Nova Scotians in countries hardest hit by coronavirus

People with ties to Nova Scotia are trying to cope with COVID-19 in countries hardest hit by the virus, including a 20-year-old Sydney woman who's worried about whether she'll be able to return home from Italy.

Another shutdown at Sydney library renews calls for replacement

Supporters of a proposed Sydney, N.S., library say a Saturday closure at the James McConnell Memorial Library because of a problem with the furnace underscores the need to replace the aging building.

'It's gonna have a financial impact': Cape Breton lobster industry concerned about coronavirus

People working in the lobster industry in Cape Breton are concerned about how the coronavirus could impact prices this spring. People in China staying home and avoiding restaurants would create less demand for product from Canada.

New flood-mitigation plan pleases Sydney trail group

Cape Breton Regional Municipality has revised its flood-mitigation plan for the Sydney Wash Brook watershed in an effort to lessen the impact on the Baille Ard Trail system and surrounding forest.

'Some were sleeping on the bare floor': 47 mattresses donated to CBU students

Forty-seven Cape Breton University students will be sleeping more comfortably this weekend, thanks to a project initiated by local Rotary clubs.

CBU prof says new approach needed to break addiction, incarceration cycle

A Cape Breton University sociologist says criminalizing drug use isn't working and a new approach is needed, one that includes more supportive communities.

Rental construction boom helping fuel Cape Breton wallboard plant expansion

Nova Scotia's only gypsum wallboard plant is expanding. Cabot Manufacturing in Point Tupper is spending about $6.5 million to upgrade its plant and add to its product line.

Seal Island Bridge daredevil hopes cliff-jumping becomes his career

A Glace Bay, N.S., man hopes his six-year hobby of 'jumping off big stuff' becomes a career for him. Logan LaTulippe, 23, became a viral sensation in 2017 when he did a back flip off the Seal Island Bridge over Great Bras d'Or Lake.

Pop bottles will be the main material in Cape Breton school's greenhouse

Students at Coxheath Elementary in Cape Breton plan to add a greenhouse to their schoolyard this spring made out of roughly 3,000 two-litre pop bottles.