Nature | Ecology

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 | 119 views

Project to shore up salmon spawning area

Project to shore up salmon spawning area

Nature | Ecology

The Margaree Salmon Association (MSA) plans to install 2,000 tonnes of armour rock this summer to help save one of the main salmon spawning areas of the Margaree River.

By Dave MacNeil, April 30, 2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes | 357 views

Always exceptional: Meat Cove plays host to total solar eclipse

Always exceptional: Meat Cove plays host to total solar eclipse

Communities
Nature | Ecology
Recreation

It was quite the day in Nova Scotia’s most northerly settlement on Monday, April 8, 2024. Hundreds of people made the pilgrimage up to Meat Cove, Inverness County, one of only 2 communities in...

April 9, 2024 | Reading Time: 1 minutes | 180 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 | 215 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 | 307 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 | 111 views

ACAP Cape Breton’s environmental education programming comes to Inverness County

ACAP Cape Breton’s environmental education programming comes to Inverness County

Municipal Projects
Nature | Ecology
Recreation

Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton is an environmental non-profit organization that offers the knowledge that Cape Bretoners need to make greener choices, and works directly on...

December 12, 2023 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 654 views

Patience pays off with announcement of trail project

Patience pays off with announcement of trail project

Cape Breton Economy
Municipal Projects
Nature | Ecology

Design work is already underway, after the Nova Scotia government announced $6.4 million for the long-awaited Seawall Trail at an announcement in Meat Cove in late June. The multi-day hut-to-hut...

October 24, 2023 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 794 views

Wind policy review – what do you think?

Wind policy review – what do you think?

Cape Breton Economy
Municipal Projects
Nature | Ecology

Dozens of Inverness County residents came out earlier this week to hear about the planned update to the municipality’s wind turbine policy, and to discuss their views on what shape that policy...

October 20, 2023 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 536 views

Hope remains for an endangered species in West Mabou

Hope remains for an endangered species in West Mabou

Nature | Ecology
People
Recreation

Not much bigger than a sparrow, there’s a yellow legged master of disguise whose natural habitat includes the fine sand and pebbles that line the dunes of certain Inverness County beaches. While the...

October 16, 2023 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 933 views

Steer towards sustainability!

Steer towards sustainability!

Cape Breton Economy
Health | Wellness
Nature | Ecology
Recreation

Folks from Clean Foundation brought electric vehicle test drives to Inverness County during August to show residents that plugging in to a cleaner, greener future is becoming more accessible. Nova...

October 11, 2023 | Reading Time: 1 minutes | 830 views