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

Sydney's Big Fiddle to light up in red as part of dyslexia awareness campaign

Monuments and landmarks across the country are being lit up in red during October, which has been designated international Dyslexia Awareness Month.

Sun keeps the beer cold at this Cape Breton solar-powered pub

A new wilderness resort in Cape Breton is laying claim to having the province's first off-grid pub. The owners have spent the past 16 months building the lodge and five cabins on Whycocomagh Mountain, overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake.

Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Cape Breton

A man is dead following a single-vehicle accident in Cape Breton early Monday morning. Another man is in critical condition.

No necropsy will be done on dead blue whale in Cape Breton

Officials will likely never know how a young blue whale that washed ashore in Cape Breton died. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has decided against doing a necropsy on the animal.

Rural child-care centre cuts hours after losing staff to pre-primary

Day care owners have complained they can't compete with the wages and benefits offered by the Nova Scotia government's pre-primary program, which was launched in 2017 and has been quickly expanded.

Inverness County to beef up its emergency preparedness

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is taking steps to improve its emergency preparedness, after hundreds of people were left without power, water or telephone service for days in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

Cape Breton Ski Club ordered to pay $30K in court costs over golf club dispute

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has ordered the Cape Breton Ski Club to pay $30,000 in costs after it failed in its attempts to block the sale of an adjacent golf club in Ben Eoin in May.

Prepaid clients of bankrupt Glace Bay funeral home may be owed money

The Nova Scotia government wants to hear from people who purchased pre-arranged funerals from a bankrupt Glace Bay funeral home, but did not receive refunds.

Food spoiled by Dorian must be unwrapped before disposal, officials advise

Food lost to the power outage caused by last weekend's storm must be removed from packages before disposal.

Dorian power outages mean no water to fight fires in parts of Inverness County

People in parts of Cape Breton's Inverness County are being warned not to use candles or anything else that might spark a fire because post-Dorian power outages have knocked out local water treatment plants.

2 Cape Breton communities without water due to Dorian power outages

Two Cape Breton communities are without water in the aftermath of Dorian. Power outages in Mabou and Whycocomagh have knocked out the plants that supply and treat domestic water.

Family of Cape Breton girl killed in hit and run speaks out

The family of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in a hit and run while riding her bike on a rural Cape Breton road in July say they're devastated by Talia Forrest's death.

Cape Breton rocker Matt Minglewood regaining sight after freak accident

The 72-year-old award-winning musician fell in his garden in Glace Bay, N.S., in early July, smashing his face and driving something, likely a hydrangea branch, behind his left eye.

'It's fantastic': Parent thrilled CBU launching inclusive learning program

Suzanne Gray wasn't sure her son, John James, 18, was destined for life on a university campus. But this fall, he'll be one of the first students in an inclusive program at Cape Breton University, designed for students with intellectual disabilities.

Woman, 67, hurt after jumping from 2nd storey to escape Glace Bay fire

A 67-year-old woman is in hospital with serious injuries after she escaped a weekend fire by jumping from the second storey of an apartment in Glace Bay, N.S.