Cape Breton

Doctor giving up medical licence because of frustration with health authority

A Cape Breton palliative care doctor is giving up his medical licence next month because he says the way palliative care is provided in Richmond …

Health Care

Bidders hungry for part of Arctic surf clam fishery after decades-long monopoly

The competition for newly available Arctic surf clam quota off Cape Breton has three times more applicants than previously reported, which is a sign …

Northern Canada

CAPERS drop hard fought game to rival X-men 94-87

CBU 94 StFX 87<p>Sydney, NS - The Cape Breton University CAPERS took the game to very end, but ended up losing a very close game to rival StFX X-Men …

Canadian University Sports

Cape Breton man sets time for medically assisted death after doctor is found

Weldon Bona, 62, who is terminally ill with cancer, was told last week no doctor was available<p>Weldon Bona now has a date and time for when he will …

Nova Scotia

Winter festival kicks off with first of its kind rink in Cape Breton

A new wintry themed festival is kicking off in Cape Breton and its bringing old memories back to life with a new rink.<p>The Taste of Winter Festival …

Nova Scotia

Cape Breton doc gives up his license out of frustration

Audio<p>A frustrated physician says farewell... Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith spoke with Richmond County's Dr. Bob Martell about why he's decided to …

Nova Scotia

Canada's Briga-dune?

This past summer my wife and I packed up the SUV and drove 939 miles from our home in Connecticut through Maine and New Brunswick to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia to play a couple of courses owned by Mike Keiser and his Canadian partner, Ben Cowan-Dewar. It was my third visit, Beth's first, to Cabot …

Golf

Bargain Shop to close in North Sydney Mall as Dollarama expands

NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. - Shoppers looking for a “bargain” at the North Sydney Mall will only have until the end of the month.<p>The Bargain Shop at the King …

Nova Scotia

Weldon Bona, advocate for assisted dying services, dies 'with a smile on his face'

'He will be remembered for a long time, for his art, his spirit and his principles,' friend says<p>Weldon Bona was not a man who walked away from an …

Nova Scotia

Saxophonist and songwriter pick up musical ideas around the globe

Keith O’Rourke was born in Edmonton and raised in Calgary. But his music suggests the tenor saxophonist is at home around the world.You can get a …

Jazz

Hannah Brown’s heart never strayed far from Cape Breton

<i>By: Monty Mosher</i><p>North Sydney's Hannah Brown is almost apologetic to the other universities in the AUS, and abroad.<p>As a child growing up in Cape …

Canadian University Sports

Price of regular gas goes up 2.6 cents a litre

The minimum price for gasoline in Nova Scotia went up 2.6 cents per litre this week, while the price of diesel remained steady after weekly price …

Nova Scotia

Maritimes facing snowfall warnings, rain forecasted

Parts of the Maritimes are facing warnings as wintry weather blankets the region with upwards of 15-centimetres of snow and rain in the forecast.<p>Snow …

Weather

N.S. man approved for medically assisted death — but there's no one to help him die

Weldon Bona set date for his death before learning there are no clinicians in Cape Breton to provide service<p>A Sydney man's dying wish is being denied.<p>…

Nova Scotia

Opposition stands with government on NAFTA, Conservative leader Scheer tells Washington

WASHINGTON—Canada’s Conservative opposition is united with its Liberal government in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Opposition …

Andrew Scheer

New trial ordered for woman who says she stabbed man to fend off sexual assault

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal overturns Cape Breton woman's assault causing bodily harm conviction<p>Nova Scotia's highest court has ordered a new trial …

Crime

Outdoor skating comes to Sydney's Open Hearth Park

Rink will be open for at least a month as feature of Taste of Winter Festival<p>Open Hearth Park in Sydney is finally getting an outdoor skating …

Nova Scotia

Our 25 Favorite Oprah's Book Club and Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Picks

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail<p>In her early 20s, Cheryl Strayed was mourning the premature death of her mother. She drifted for a while, unable to cope with her grief. Strayed decided to take herself away from everything by hiking the Pacific Coast Trail, which runs from Southern …

Culture

Cape Breton man charged after allegedly trying to demolish home in middle of the night

A Cape Breton man is now facing multiple charges after being arrested on Monday following a rampage with a front-end loader.<p>Kevin Albert Morrison is …

Nova Scotia

Judique parish has long reach

Christmas Eve mass was mere hours away when Rev. Allan MacMillan discovered the roof on St. Andrew’s Church in Judique was leaking water onto the …

Nova Scotia

UPEI announces the Panther Subway Athletes of the Week, January 8-14

Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. …

Canadian University Sports

N.S. First Nations communities to receive tailored mental health info

Teams fanning out across the province to share information about programs and services<p>Mental health services will soon be easier to access for people …

Nova Scotia

Eagles put on a show in Nova Scotia community as they descend onto chicken farms

SHEFFIELD MILLS, N.S.—Dozens of eagles dot the branches of tall trees overlooking a snow-covered Nova Scotia farm field, a bitter wind cutting …

Atlantic Canada

Things to do on Cape Breton Island

Highlights from Cape Breton Island<p>Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Dalene & Pete Heck<p>It was a day’s drive through mainland Nova Scotia from New …

Nova Scotia

N.S. man arrested after home nearly demolished with front-end loader

A 51-year-old suspect is in police custody after an early morning rampage that saw him allegedly attempt to level a home with a front-end loader on …

Crime

Multi-vehicle crash in N.S. sends pick-up truck into home, dump truck on side

Halifax-area RCMP are on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that sent a truck halfway into a house and left a dump truck laying on its side.<p>Police …

Nova Scotia

2 charged in connection with ‘brazen’ theft of TVs in Nova Scotia

A man and a woman are facing charges in connection with what Nova Scotia RCMP are calling the “brazen” theft of three televisions.<p>According to …

Crime

Maritimes bracing for second weather system after snowfall covers N.S.

Another snowfall is heading for Nova Scotia after parts of the province received 24-centimetres in an overnight storm that prompted school …

Weather

RCMP seeking 2 suspects after man shot during home invasion in New Brunswick

New Brunswick RCMP are looking for two suspects they believe are connected to a violent home invasion on Esgenoôpetitj First Nation early Monday …

New Brunswick

Nicole Esson, Women's Basketball - University of New Brunswick

Nicole Esson<p>Women’s Basketball<p>4th Year Nursing<p>Fredericton, NB<p>The UNB Varsity Reds/Papa John’s Pizza female Athlete of the Week is Nicole Esson, from …

Canadian University Sports