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Plaque unveiled to mark historical significance of Whitney Pier

The steel plant has disappeared from Sydney's landscape and Whitney Pier's commercial district is a shadow of what it once was, but according to former...

Transportation mode for Donkin coal remains a mystery

DONKIN, N.S. - By sea or rail — that is still the question. Various modes of transportation to move Donkin coal are on the table,...

EDITORIAL – Cape Breton Post Rants & Raves (Aug. 5)

Good to see the provincial government accept all seven of Dr. Stan Kutcher's recommendations designed primarily to identify and bridge gaps in mental health support...

56th annual Highland Village Day set for Saturday in Iona

Other performers will include the Iona Gaelic Singers, Joanne MacIntyre, the Campbell sisters from Mabou, Shelly Campbell and Allan Dewar, Joe MacMaster, Donna Marie DeWolf,...

Acadia bailout upsets Cape Breton University officials

Sampson said CBU officials are seeking an immediate meeting with Labi Kousoulis, the provincial minister of labour and advanced education, as well as MLAs Geoff...

Ontario couple sentenced on theft, stolen property charge

Rommel Jimenez, 41, of Eglinton Avenue, Toronto, and Alicia Maureen MacDonald, 33, of Gilder Drive, Scarborough, each pleaded guilty to six counts of possession of...

TOM URBANIAK: Next steps (walking steps) for Whitney Pier

... of Keith Baldwin, our dynamic global ambassador Frankie MacDonald, the renovations undertaken by the one-of-a-kind cultural halls and the support for many of those...

ALICE ROSS: Summer prime time to spend in Mira area

The recreation of this popular TV game show was part of the closing events for Mira Gala 150. Host Richard Dawson (aka Alfie MacLeod) enjoyed...

Treasury board appointees slight against Cape Breton, says MLA MacLeod

Former Cape Breton-Richmond MLA and house leader Michel Samson previously represented Cape Breton on treasury board. MacLeod suggested not appointing a Cape Breton member is...

Cape Breton MLAs handed key critic responsibilities

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie held a press conference at the Health Park at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney in May. On the ...and...

Election brings change to CBRM

In Northside-Westmout, Progressive Conservative incumbent Eddie Orrell was re-elected. At midnight with 44 of 45 polls reporting, Orrell had received 4,287 votes, followed by John...

Ontario couple continues on remand in Cape Breton

Rommel Jimenez, 41, of Eglinton Avenue, Toronto, and Alicia Maureen MacDonald, 33, of Gilder Drive, Scarborough, are facing multiple counts of possession of stolen property...

Nova Scotia's municipal expenses going online

The province issued a news release Friday saying that Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill supports the recommendations of the committee. Some municipalities already post council...

Cabot Trail to get extensive upgrade

... as a premier tourist destination,” said Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking, in making the announcement Thursday along with Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner, provincial Transportation...

Ontario couple facing multiple offences

Rommel Jimenez, 41, of Eglinton Avenue, Toronto, and Alicia Maureen MacDonald, 33, of Gilder Drive, Scarborough, are facing more than 20 criminal charges including multiple...

Overpass money irks Middle River road residents

“A few weeks ago MLA Pam Eyking came and travelled the road with Gerard Jessome from the transportation department. At that time she was saying...

COLUMN: Theatre production among upcoming events in Mira

Spring is a busy time for members of the Mira Centre as the group plan many of their fundraising events. Pictured here during the recent...

Inverness MLA concerned about fundraising for hospital equipment

CHETICAMP, N.S. - Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster is not happy about what a local hospital had to do recently to get a piece of medical...

House resumes sitting in October

He noted that voters will go to the polls for a byelection in the riding of Halifax Needham Tuesday, which was made necessary when former...

More access to Greenfield school in Scotchtown

Cape Breton Post - Local - Cape ...Cape Breton PostSCOTCHTOWN - A new access road will soon be completed behind Greenfield Elementary School to accommodate...

Interim chair of liaison committee says officials impressed with Donkin Mine coal seam

The committee, which includes eight members as well as Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg MLA Alfie MacLeod and CBRM Dist. 8 Coun. Kevin Saccary,. originated with Xstrata Coal,...

Northside ballplayer is in a league of his own

“Instead I was given an engraved pocket watch, a beautiful plaque, a throw for the couch and a certificate from our local MLA Eddie Orrell.

Bluenose II makes a stop in Arichat

It was a lovely evening as boat club members, along with members of Development Isle Madame Association, the Municipality of Richmond and Richmond County MLA...

CUPE holding information pickets about nursing home layoffs

CUPE has also requested a meeting with MLA Michel Samson, who represents Cape Breton-Richmond. The pickets will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and again at...

Putting out fires

CBC.caAs Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines said Monday, the risk of more fires is high, and some are already proving difficult to manage. The wildfires...

Money issued to improve facilities in three Cape Breton communities ...

RESERVE MINES — Three local non-profit groups have received provincial funding under the Community Facility Improvement Program.

Gabarus ready to celebrate 300th anniversary

19, with an auction at the Gabarus Fire Hall featuring auctioneer Alfie MacLeod. The next day, Cape Breton Regional Municiaplity Mayor Cecil Clarke will hold...

Nova Scotia deficit lower than expected

Randy Delorey provided the $10.7-million deficit figure in the consolidated financial statements released Tuesday. He pointed to fresh numbers on revenues, with taxpayers chipping in...

Premier McNeil announces Halifax Needham byelection

Stephen McNeil said in a statement Saturday the election will take place Aug. 30. In April, longtime Halifax Needham MLA Maureen MacDonald announced she was...

Premier Stephen McNeil announces date for Halifax Needham byelection

“Stephen McNeil has left Halifax Needham behind, but this community has a proven champion in Andy Arsenault,” said PC leader Jamie Baillie. The NDP has...

EMO officer to help with fire services review

The municipality's fire and emergency services committee had directed Mayor Cecil Clarke to approach Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill about the CBRM's review to see...

CBRM to ask province for help with fire services review

The municipality's fire and emergency services committee had directed Mayor Cecil Clarke to approach Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill about the CBRM's review to see...

MLA blasts Liberals for lack of support for Northside recreation facility

Municipal and federal partners stepped up to help while the provincial Liberals did not.” Orrell said he approached Health Minister Leo Glavine and Communities, Culture...

Money for upgrades in rural Cape Breton communities

“Facilities like Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre are pillars of rural Nova Scotia,” said Pam Eyking, MLA for Victoria-The Lakes, in a recent release. “They...

Stan Rogers Festival enjoyed by all

Natalie MacMaster's family took the festival by storm as the kids played, danced and sang. ... I caught two KitchenFest shows, both at Sydney`s Old...

Cost of twinning highway expected to cost more than $2 billion

Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says no decision has been made to move forward with twinning based on tolls. He says that will come through consultation...

Munro Park gets federal funding to help with upgrades

MLA Eddie Orrell has been a wonderful support throughout efforts to improve the park and finally, thanks also to our community for getting behind this...

Community leaders upset with community's littering problem

“It's really hard to fathom that in this day an age people still think it's acceptable to throw trash and litter on the side of...

Baillie: Nova Scotia's problems worsening under Liberal leadership

Health Minister Leo Glavine has said for more than two years that the announcement will be made soon. Lohr said it's also been a couple...

Northern Yacht Club marina open for visitors

Northside-The Lakes MLA Pam Eyking described the new marina as a cornerstone for Sydney harbour as well as the community. “It provides community and visitors...

New videos casting a line to potential workers in fishing industry

The videos and cards were created through a $30,000-project funded by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in partnership with the Department of Labour and...

Northern Yacht Club marina opens

Northside-The Lakes MLA Pam Eyking described the new marina as a cornerstone for Sydney harbour as well as the community. “It provides community and visitors...

Bay Ferries releases average daily passenger counts for first 23 days of Cat ferry service

Nova Scotia's PC opposition party, and its leader Jamie Baillie, have been vocal in their criticism of the ferry deal and what they call a...

Federal minister accepts recommendation to scrap LIFO policy for shrimp fishery

CBC.caNova Scotia Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell has said scrapping the LIFO policy could spell disaster for Nova Scotia fishermen, who have invested heavily in the...

Summer busy time for North Sydney Heritage Museum

Along with the museum, the cultural and heritage centre is home to the North Sydney library, the Business Improvement Development Association, North Sydney Seniors and...

Coast erosion concerns resident

Geoff MacLellan, MLA for Glace Bay and minister of transportation and infrastructural renewal, said he has been looking into the erosion of the shoreline there,...

Why the rush with CPP increases?

When Nova Scotia Finance Minister Randy DeLorey recently joined eight other finance ministers to hastily sign off on an “agreement in principle” to enhance the...

Municipal councillor wants second road to Glace Bay Hospital

Saccary said he has contacted Geoff MacLellan, MLA for Glace Bay and minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal, about building a second access route from...

Deadline looms for second berth funding

In an interview this week, Clarke said he has spoken to both Cape Breton Liberal MPs Rodger Cuzner and Mark Eyking and provincial Transportation Minister...

Rural fire departments pushing for dry hydrant at Dalem Lake

Shown from left to right are, Roddie Fraser, a firefighter with the Southside Boularderie Volunteer Fire Department, Southside Fire Chief David MacIntyre, Victoria-The Lakes MLA...