2024 Winter

Local hiking trails a growing draw for tourists

Local hiking trails a growing draw for tourists

Nature | Ecology
People
Recreation

Visitors to Inverness County are increasingly leaving a trail behind them – a hiking trail that is.

By Dave MacNeil, May 28, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 54 views

Beinn Mhàbu opens doors, looks to become economic catalyst

Beinn Mhàbu opens doors, looks to become economic catalyst

Arts | Culture
Cape Breton Economy
Heritage
People
Recreation

As Beinn Mhàbu enters the second half of its first year in operation, Gaelic College president Rodney MacDonald recalls a plan he envisioned 25 years ago to someday establish a school in Mabou.

By Dave MacNeil, March 24, 2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes | 80 views

Local students up to musical challenge

Local students up to musical challenge

Arts | Culture
Communities
People

The Canadian Music Class Challenge is the CBC’s salute to music education, so naturally educators and students from Canada’s Musical Coast had to get involved! Every year music instructors and...

March 17, 2024 | Reading Time: 2 minutes | 226 views

Chéticamp’s Mi-Carême, a centuries-old tradition, still sparks joy and celebration

Chéticamp’s Mi-Carême, a centuries-old tradition, still sparks joy and celebration

Arts | Culture
Communities
Heritage
People
Recreation

The Acadians of the Chéticamp region love to share their heritage and culture. Mi-Carême – which mean mid-Lent, and marks the mid-point between Ash Wednesday and Easter eve – is one of...

February 29, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 164 views

An acupuncturist’s new beginnings in Inverness County

An acupuncturist’s new beginnings in Inverness County

Health | Wellness

Gerber became fascinated with acupuncture after a friend convinced her to try it for her chronic pain. “I walked in with a lot of pain, and I walked out pain-free,’” she recalled.

By Josefa Cameron, February 27, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 111 views

A fun and informative snowy riverside walk

A fun and informative snowy riverside walk

Nature | Ecology
Recreation

Informative watershed walks are becoming a seasonal favourite in Inverness County. Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton hosted another event as part of a recently established...

February 16, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 186 views

New society at StFX promoting Inverness County on the mainland and beyond

New society at StFX promoting Inverness County on the mainland and beyond

Communities
People

Inverness County students attending StFX University have always enjoyed a special bond.

By Dave MacNeil, February 9, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 190 views

Hope for Wildlife opens Inverness County clinic

Hope for Wildlife opens Inverness County clinic

Nature | Ecology
People

Hope for Wildlife, a Nova Scotian wildlife rehabilitation and education non-profit, is looking for local volunteers to support its recently opened drop-off and veterinary clinic for injured and...

January 29, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 245 views

Hunkering down for winter

Hunkering down for winter

Nature | Ecology
Recreation

For the benefit of the last-minute Christmas shoppers, or for next year, I can’t pass up a chance to talk about plants as gifts. Here is some guidance on some popular gift plants.

By Caroline Cameron, January 16, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 87 views

Local event organizer releases fictional book about girls’ hockey

Local event organizer releases fictional book about girls’ hockey

Arts | Culture
Communities
People
Recreation

With his first book under his belt, Mabou’s Wesley Beaton says he hopes to someday get the story on the big screen. “I wanted to make it a TV show, that was my end dream,” Beaton says of Beer...

January 10, 2024 | Reading Time: 2 minutes | 201 views