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Aug. 3rd. – Civic Holiday

Civic Holiday is the most widely used name for a public holiday celebrated in most of Canada on the first Monday in August, The holiday is celebrated as Natal Day in Nova Scotia, in commemoration […]


August’s birthstones are the peridot, sardonyx, and spinel. Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family. The Western zodiac signs for the month of August are […]

Aug. 1st. Food Day

Food Day Canada (to be held on Saturday, August 1st, 2020) is a chance for all Canadians to join hands in one massive celebration in praise of our farmers and fishers; our chefs and researchers…and, […]

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Would you like to be a radio announcer? The Coast 89.7 is looking to hire a youth announcer under the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Post-Secondary studies in communications, media, public relations etc. an asset. This […]


July’s birthstone is the ruby, which symbolizes contentment. Its birth flowers are the Larkspur or the Water Lily. The zodiac signs for the month of July are Cancer (until July 21) and Leo (July 22 […]


Latest News from The Coast…

Gas Unchanged, Diesel Down Slightly

There's no change at the gas pumps for most drivers this morning. Gas stayed put overnight and is still selling for a minimum of 97.1 cents a litre in Cape Breton. Diesel went down by 6 tenths of a cent. It's now selling for a minimum of 91.4 cents a litre on the island.

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Pride Flag Raising Scheduled For Today

Pride Cape Breton's 2020 flag raising ceremony is scheduled to take place at City Hall in Sydney today. The Regional Municipality is asking anyone who attends the event to practice physical distancing. The event is part of Cape Breton's 2020 Pride festival that began yesterday in a virtual format because of COVID-19. A full schedule of events can be found on Pride Cape Breton's Facebook page. Today's flag raising ceremony is scheduled for 12pm.

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N.S Reports COVID-19 Death, No New Cases

  There are no COVID-19 cases to report today. That’s two weeks without a new case of the coronavirus in Nova Scotia. Meanwhile, health officials say a woman in her 60s with underlying medical conditions died several weeks ago in the Central Region because of COVID-19. Her death was under investigation since then to see if it was related to the coronavirus. She did not live in a long term care home. The province has 64 COVID-19 related deaths. There are no active cases in the province.

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13 Days Without A New Case of COVID-19 in N.S.

Health officials in Nova Scotia say there are no new COVID-19 cases to report today. This is 13 days in a row with any new cases of the coronavirus being reported in the province. There are no active cases, and no one is in hospital because of COVID-19. The province did a about 220 tests yesterday.

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Province Lacks Coordinated Approach On Contaminated Sites: AG

Nova Scotia’s acting Auditor General says the province doesn’t have a coordinated approach to assess and manage risks for the contaminated sites it’s responsible for. Terry Spicer put out his performance audit this morning. Spicer notes the province has a process to make sure it identifies all of the contaminated sites but he says there are weaknesses in monitoring. He’s recommending the province give responsibility to an oversight body to make sure there’s a consistent approach to dealing with the sites. Spicer also says the province should have a complete inventory of the sites and develop a risk-based approach to manage them, and the provincial Environment Department should make sure there’s appropriate oversight of inspectors.  

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