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'You can still do things': Chair yoga class in Cape Breton inspires teacher and students

Chair yoga has transformed the life of a woman living with multiple sclerosis in Cape Breton. She has given the gift of mobility to her students.

Residents leave Richmond County council meeting without answers

Residents were refused the chance Tuesday night to ask about the decision to fire CAO Kent MacIntyre, or about details surrounding a controversial sundry account linked to the dismissal.

Richmond County councillors may have broken law, says prof

A political science professor at Cape Breton University says some Richmond County councillors may have violated the Municipal Government Act with their actions surrounding the dismissal of the county CAO and the appointment of his replacement.

Richmond County reacts to resignation of warden following firing of CAO

Residents of Richmond County don't appear to be happy about Warden Jason MacLean's decision to step down at a council committee of the whole Monday evening. 

'You're strong enough': Victim of domestic violence encourages others to speak out

A Sydney woman is sharing her experience with domestic violence in the hopes of encouraging others to speak out. 

Rejuvenating the pictorial roots of the Mi'kmaw language

An Aboriginal woman from We'koqmaq First Nation is launching the first book of poetry written in the heiroglyphic form of the Mi'kmaw language.

Preliminary hearing wraps up into teen's death on Nova Scotia highway

Hayden Laffin, 21, will have to wait until June 12 to find out if he will be tried in the June 2018 death of 17-year-old Joneil Hanna.

Inverness County backs Northern Pulp's bid to extend deadline

Inverness County council will be urging Premier Stephen McNeil to accept Northern Pulp's request for a one-year extension to construct its new treatment facility. 

Saltwire newspaper publisher to sell 10 buildings in Atlantic Canada

The affected properties, currently owned by Saltwire Network, are located in Nova Scotia, P.E.I., and Newfoundland.

Vatican sex abuse summit felt like another violation, says N.S. survivor

The summit held recently Rome did little to heal past wounds, says survivor Rob Bowden.
Global Studies

Smorgasbord of international cuisine brings 'sense of vibrancy' to Sydney

Immigrants to Cape Breton are expanding palates and the business community.

'I'll never forget it': Budding curlers paired with pros at Scotties

Some young curlers from Cape Breton got the experience of a lifetime thanks to a program that pairs them with pros to get a closer look at the sport.

From the streets to national headlines, Danny MacKillop marks 1 year sober

A little over a year ago, Danny MacKillop was sleeping inside a parked car, addicted to street drugs and opioids and some 2,000 kilometres from his native Cape Breton, when a simple good deed propelled him into national headlines and changed the course of his life.

Mi'kmaw man urges N.S. golf club to remove Indigenous imagery from logo

The logo for the Lingan Golf Club in Sydney depicts an Indigenous person wearing a headdress superimposed over a map of Cape Breton.

Spat with unionized carpenters slows down opening of Cape Breton Farmers' Market

The market's manager says it wasn't in the budget to hire a unionized contractor and that decision has led to 'a lot of pushback.'