Wendy Martin


Wendy Martin has been a reporter for nearly 30 years. Her first job in radio was at the age of three, on a show called Wendy's House on CFCB Radio in Corner Brook, N.L. Get in touch at wendy.martin@cbc.ca

Latest from Wendy Martin

Cape Breton University lays off staff, hikes tuition as it braces for shortfall

Cape Breton University is raising tuition, laying off employees and rolling back wages in an effort to avoid a financial shortfall of up to $45 million.

Hikers rescued after they were 'surrounded by bears' in Cape Breton Highlands

Two hikers were on the Clyburn Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park when they encountered some bears on the trail. "I did not think we were getting out of the woods yesterday," said Stephanie Hawley.

Memorial balloon from Pennsylvania finds resting place in Cape Breton

A week ago, some of Penny Dively's family gathered in a graveyard in the tiny community of New Enterprise, Pa., where they released balloons to celebrate her life. One of the balloons showed up on a beach in Inverness, N.S., three days later.

JJ3's excellent adventure: Nova Scotia buoy goes on a sea cruise

A Canadian Coast Guard buoy went missing off Scatarie Island, near Louisbourg, in January 2018. It was discovered on a beach in the Bahamas in March.

Man wanted in connection with attempted murder arrested in Sydney

Cape Breton Regional Police have arrested a man they've been looking for since January. Ryan Michael Tubrett was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon in Sydney, by the CBRPS emergency response team.

N.S. researchers to study treatments on COVID-19 hospital patients

Nova Scotians hospitalized with COVID-19 will be invited to take part in a study that will look at the effectiveness of treatments and the effect the virus has on the immune system. The study could involve up to 600 patients.

2nd nurse cleared of forgery in Cape Breton patient's death

A second health-care worker in Cape Breton has been acquitted of forgery in connection with the death of a 79-year-old hospital patient two years ago.

'A drink and a good yarn': Neils Harbour man reveals the secrets to a life well lived

Ron Ingram of Neils Harbour will celebrate a love of hard work, a life at sea and the occasional drink of rum when he turns 100 later this month.

Overnight fire displaces tenants of Eskasoni apartment building

A fire in a 15-unit apartment building on the Eskasoni First Nation in Cape Breton has left more than two dozen people without a place to live.

Lack of canvassing during fall elections would hurt new candidates, says Westville mayor

The mayor of Westville, N.S., says a lack of canvassing during this fall's municipal elections would give incumbent candidates an unfair advantage because they are already known to voters.

Nurse not guilty of forgery-related charge in death of elderly patient

A Cape Breton nurse has been found not guilty in connection with the death of an elderly patient in February 2018. Tammy Carrigan-Warner, a registered nurse, was one of two health-care workers charged with uttering forged documents.

1 dead in North Sydney house fire

Police are investigating a fatal fire in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, the second in two days.

No pomp, under the circumstances: CBU holding online convocation

What would have been Cape Breton University's largest convocation to date is being replaced by an online offering this year because of COVID-19. Some graduating students say it just won't be the same as a traditional ceremony.

Barricades and curfews: How some First Nations are keeping COVID-19 at bay in Atlantic Canada

First Nations in Atlantic Canada have no recorded cases of COVID-19, allaying initial fears the virus could be particularly devastating for vulnerable populations in those communities.

'Music for comfort': Why people are moved to write songs in times of tragedy

Heather Sparling, a professor at Cape Breton University who researches disaster songs in Atlantic Canada, said it's common to write songs in response to tragic circumstances, adding that such songs often emerge within hours.