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Mar. 17th. – St. Patrick’s Day

It remembers St Patrick, a missionary who converted many of Ireland’s inhabitants to Christianity in the 5th century. His feast day also celebrates Irish culture.  People who have an Irish background or enjoy Irish culture […]

Vince Ryan Hockey Tournament

The 32nd Anniversary of the Vince Ryan Memorial Hockey Tournament will be held March 23rd through 26th, 2023. This tournament is one of the largest recreational adult hockey tournaments in the world. Every year over […]


March’s birthstones are aquamarineand bloodstone. These stones symbolize courage. Its birth floweris the daffodil. The zodiacsigns for the month of March are Pisces until approximately March 20 and Aries from approximately March 21 onward.  

National Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month. The month is celebrated throughout Canada to draw attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. Healthy eating looks different for everyone. This year, the […]

Kidney Month

March is dedicated to National Kidney Month. The kidneys, two bean-shaped organs located in the back of the abdomen, perform crucial functions to filter out toxins, produce red blood cells, and regulate pH. They filter […]


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Municipal Budget Consultations Scheduled For Next Week

The Regional Municipality will be holding public consultations next week as it draws up the budget for the coming fiscal year.

It says Mayor Amanda McDougall, councillors and staff will be at the meetings that start at Centre 200 in Sydney on Monday.

That will be followed by a meeting at the Miners Forum in Glace Bay on Wednesday of next week and another session at the Emera Centre in North Sydney the next day.

All three events are scheduled for 6-8 pm and will be livestreamed on the municipality's website.

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COVID Vaccine Offered For People At High Risk

The provincial Health Department says adults at highest risk of severe illness because of COVID-19 can get another dose of COVID-19 vaccine starting today.

It says Nova Scotia has accepted a discretionary recommendation by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization for a spring COVID-19 booster dose for people at highest risk because of ongoing circulation of COVID-19.

The Department has released a list of people who should get a spring dose if their last dose was more than six months ago.

The list includes people 80 years old and older, adults living in long-term care, nursing homes, or residential care facilities and adults who meet criteria for being moderately to severely immunocompromised.

It says the spring dose will only be available until June 30th.

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Government Money For Affordable Housing Projects In Sydney & Sydney Mines

Cape Breton East MLA Brian Comer announced a total of $16.6 million in provincial and federal money for affordable housing projects this morning.

He was joined at the event at Parkview Seniors Apartments in Sydney Mines by Sydney-Victoria MP Jaime Battiste.

The province says the projects will create 236 new rental units with more than half offered at rents at or below 80 per cent of the local market average.

Three of the ten projects are being built in Cape Breton.

Stephen Jamael Property Rentals in Sydney is getting $3.8 million for 36 units in two projects.

And Future Growth Co-op Ltd. in Sydney Mines is getting $3.9 million for 22 units.

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Gas & Diesel Down

As predicted, the price of gas took a big drop, overnight.

Gas went down by 9.7 cents a litre and now goes for a minimum of $1.48.5 in Cape Breton.

The price of diesel fell by 5 cents.

The minimum price for a litre of diesel on the Island is now $1.67.5

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Provincial Money For Canada Games Complex And County Arena

Cape Breton East MLA Brian Comer announced a total of 18.3 million dollars in provincial money for fourteen community rinks at the County Arena in Coxheath, this morning.

8.15 million dollars is going to renovations at the Canada Games Complex at Cape Breton University as it’s turned into a dedicated hockey hub for women and girls.

The County Arena is getting $4.3 million for updates.

The work includes new washroom and changeroom facilities, as well as accessibility and energy efficiency upgrades.

And the Eskasoni Arena is $150,000 for accessibility improvements.

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