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Feb. 20th. – Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Celebrated the third Monday in February, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province’s […]

Heart Month

Heart disease is a general term that means the heart is not working properly. Some forms of heart disease are present at birth (congenital heart disease), while others develop as we age. Many forms of […]

Black History Month

Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present. The month-long celebration was formally recognized following a motion introduced in […]


Its birth flower is the violet (Viola) and the common primrose (Primula vulgaris). Its birthstone is the amethyst. It symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity. Its zodiac signs are Aquarius (until February 19) and […]

Celtic Serenade Concert

Get ready for a BIG night of Music..Celtic Serenade-The Concert with Donnie Campbell and Friends, Tuesday March 14th 7pm Savoy Theatre..tickets on sale now. Call the Savoy Box Office 902-842-1577 or book on line..tickets.capebreton.ca Help support Coastal […]


Latest News from The Coast…

Missing Body Found Dead

Regional Police say a 66-year-old man was found dead buried under snow near his car after  Ground Search and Rescue found the body in the Huntington area. Police say the man's family called them at around 3:30 pm yesterday in the Chapel Road area. Police go on to say the found the body several hours later. The body will be taken to Halifax for an autopsy. Police say foul play is not suspected.

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Sydney Man Charged with Robbery, Assault

Regional Police say a Sydney man has been charged after a robbery at the Sobey’s Fuels gas station on Prince Street in Sydney early yesterday morning. 20-year-old Tre Damian Timmons has been charged with robbery, wearing a disguise with intent, dangerous use of a weapon, uttering threats and assault with a weapon. Police say the incident took place at around 6:45 am yesterday morning. Police go on to say a large knife and a cash register were found close to the scene. Timmons is on remand at the Corrections Centre and will appear in Sydney Provincial Court on Tuesday, February 21.

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Sydney Gas Station Robbed

Cape Breton Regional Police say a man has been arrested after a robbery at a gas station on Prince Street in Sydney. Police say a 20-year-old man is in custody after a robbery took place  at around 6:45 this morning. Police go on to say a weapon was involved in the robbery. There were no injuries at the scene. Police did not say what was stolen from the store.

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Teachers Protest Bill 75 Outside Province House

Hundreds of teachers and their supporters are gathered outside Province House in Halifax at this hour, while MLA’s are going through Bill 75, clause by clause inside.   The protest went on overnight night while the Legislature sat to deal with the legislation to impose a contract on teachers.   Teachers plan to hold a mass rally outside the building at noon.   The Teachers Union local says teachers from Cape Breton are being bused to Halifax for the event.   The Legislature is due to sit until at least 5:00 this evening as it deals with Bill 75.

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Gas and Diesel Up

As predicted, the price of gas went up, overnight. Gas jumped by 2.1 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.07 cents in Cape Breton. Diesel increased slightly by half a cent and now costs a minimum of $1.09.5 cents a litre on the Island.

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