Cape Breton

In Pictures: The Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail Could Be Motorcycling’s Holy Grail<p>Rolling through Cape Breton’s 185-mile route.<p>Photo by Steve Wadden.

Nova Scotia

Irish Cultural Centre welcomes the Chaisson Trio July 20

The Ceilidh at the Irish Hall welcomes back the Chaisson Trio on Friday, July 20.<p>Featuring Kevin Chaisson, keyboard and vocals, and Louise Chaisson …

Prince Edward Island

Beluga whale rescued from N.B. river last year spotted off Cape Breton with fellow beluga

A young beluga whale that made headlines in the Maritimes last year has been spotted and appears to be in good health.<p>The Marine Animal Response …

Canadian News

Beluga released last year is good health: Quebec-based marine group

A young beluga whale rescued in New Brunswick and released in Quebec last year was seen safe along the coast of Nova Scotia, a marine mammal research …

Animals

Modern Living in Nova Scotia

Off the eastern coast of Canada, this home on the cliffs comes with two atriums, privacy and plenty of views. It is asking $12.5 million —Sarah Tilton<p>...

Canada

Sydney, N.S., firm supplies glass to huge Kuwait university complex

A huge shipment of glass from Sydney, N.S., is making its way across the Atlantic Ocean, bound for Kuwait.<p>The windows, manufactured by Advanced …

Nova Scotia

Surprised? A Study Found Conservatives Believe Their Life to Be More Meaningful

A new study suggests liberals may spend more time seeking meaning in life than conservatives, according to the Independent.<p>The study, conducted by …

University of California

N.S. community buzzing after swarm of bees covers gas station

There was a lot of buzz around a gas station in Cape Breton, N.S., but not for the reasons an owner would hope for.<p>A swarm of bees found their way …

Nova Scotia

Closing 2 Cape Breton hospitals won't cut operating capacity, officials say

Closing two hospitals in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality won't reduce operating-room capacity, officials said this week.<p>"Certainly the one …

Nova Scotia

Body found floating in ocean off Cape Breton

Police recovered a body spotted floating off the coast of Cape Breton Wednesday evening.<p>The unidentified human remains were found in the Atlantic …

Nova Scotia

Ben Eoin buyer would be bound by lease

BEN EOIN — The official overseeing the sale of surplus federal lands in Cape Breton confirms anyone who purchases the Ben Eoin Marina property will …

Nova Scotia

Police investigating after human remains found in waters near Port Hood, N.S. | The Star

PORT HOOD, N.S.— Inverness RCMP are investigating after human remains were found in the ocean off the coast of Port Hood, N.S.<p>Officers say the grim …

RCMP

Golf management company takes a pass on Ski Cape Smokey

The Ontario company that manages the Cape Breton Highlands Links golf course and Keltic Lodge is taking a pass on the nearby ski hill.<p>GolfNorth …

Nova Scotia

Mom says Cape Breton police supervised Leitches Creek party

She remembers feeling reassured after spotting the uniformed officer standing on the yellow median, with his Cape Breton Regional Police car parked …

Crime

CBRM to use sewage 'sludge' to generate heat, power at Sydney plant

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has received a $750,000 grant to turn 1,800 tonnes of "sludge" from its sewage and waste-water treatment plant …

Nova Scotia

New program offers Cape Breton nurses a better chance to study closer to home

The Nova Scotia government's new incentive program to help more registered nurses become nurse practitioners includes a partnership between Dalhousie …

Canada

Cape Breton voted No. 1 again

SYDNEY — According to readers of a major travel magazine, Cape Breton is a place that you “must visit.”<p>Cape Breton Island named was named the No. 1 …

Canada

Incentive, More Capacity to Educate Nurse Practitioners

A new incentive program and additional seats at Dalhousie University will help ensure Nova Scotia has the nurse practitioners it needs.<p>The Nurse …

Health Care

Province Invests in More Affordable Housing Opportunities for Cape Breton

More Nova Scotians will soon be able to find a good home at a price they can afford.<p>Housing Nova Scotia is investing $18 million to create up to …

Housing

Cape Breton woman puts together list of local Fido-friendly businesses

The owner of a dog kennel in River Ryan, N.S., is encouraging local businesses to allow pets in their stores so they don't have to stay in hot cars …

Pets

10 Things to Do in Cape Breton

Much of the charm of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia comes from the people that live there. Just interacting with Cape Bretoners is an activity to be …

Travel

Tropical storm Chris approaches Newfoundland

It’s not often that Atlantic Canadians should be happy about a cold front moving into the region in early July, but they definitely should this …

Weather

Keep your distance from playful belugas: Animal welfare experts

HALIFAX — Two inquistive beluga whales spotted just off a Cape Breton beach have been drawing crowds, with some onlookers swimming with the social …

Marine Mammals

Environmentalist says discarded tires end up in the seafood we eat

An environmental advocate in Cape Breton is sounding the alarm on the rising number of unwanted tires showing up on Maritime beaches.<p>A recent cleanup …

Canada

New Cape Breton tax breaks aimed at development

SYDNEY — Municipal officials are hopeful a proposed tax break will encourage more new and expanded businesses in the Cape Breton Regional …

Urban Design

The Best Islands in Canada

These glorious destinations, voted World’s Best by T+L readers, offer three compelling reasons to follow your compass north.<p>It seems impossible that …

Farm-to-table

Canadian troops replace roof of century-old N.S. church

Members of the Canadian military have replaced the roof of a century-old former Catholic church on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island.<p>“Without the help …

Canadian News

Orcas and belugas spotted off Cape Breton are rare sights

You might say it has been a 'whale of a time' in the waters off Cape Breton.<p>A pair of belugas, along with a pod of seven killer whales, has been …

Canada

Body of missing Lower Sackville man found

JUDIQUE — A body located in the water in Judique on Thursday has been confirmed to be that of a missing Lower Sackville man.<p>In a Facebook post on …

Nova Scotia

Chase the Ace fever strikes again in Cape Breton

Chase the Ace fever has arrived again in Cape Breton. With just two cards left, the jackpot in Margaree is expected to top a million dollars for its …

Canada