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Chart of Cape Breton Island, 1767. Unsigned but presumed to be the work of Joseph Frederick Wallet Desbarres, modelled after Samuel Holland. (Source: Beaton Institute

A Short History of Cape Breton Annexation (Part I)

December 20, 2017 at 11:50 am

“Unconstitutional and illegal” So declared 2,000 passionate and angry Cape Bretoners, in their eighth bid to get the British government to reverse its decision to annex Cape Breton to Nova Scotia in 1820. In light of Senator Dan Christmas’ recent speech re-opening the issue of Cape Breton provincehood, I thinkRead More

Fortress of Louisbourg: Louisbourg Celebrates the Holidays

Fortress of Louisbourg: Louisbourg Celebrates the Holidays

December 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Parks Canada and Fortress Louisbourg Association present Louisbourg Celebrates the Holidays Join us at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site for a concert loaded with talent in a venue like no other! Louisbourg celebrates the Holidays with an event featuring award-winning multi-instrumentalist Keith Mullins accompanied by Colin Grant, Angelo SpinazzolaRead More

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Destination Cape Breton: More Money, No Strings

July 26, 2017 at 11:45 am

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) will continue funding Destination Cape Breton Association (DCBA), the island’s tourism organization, to the tune of $1.9 million over the next three years. The ACOA funding will match monies raised by a room marketing levy (imposed by the island’s municipalities) to a maximum ofRead More

Obligatory photo of Cabot Trail.

Cruise Update: Oh Look, Some Other Numbers

November 23, 2016 at 9:04 am

Don’t ever say I haven’t done my bit for transparency on the cruise file. I made an access to information (ATIP) request to Parks Canada to find out how much the Fortress of Louisbourg, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park have made from cruiseRead More

‘Port of Call’ or How Did Marlene Usher Skip Grade 7 History?

‘Port of Call’ or How Did Marlene Usher Skip Grade 7 History?

January 7, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Port of Sydney Development Corporation CEO Marlene Usher has donned a new cap – that of “maritime historian” – for the first of what she promises will be a series of Cape Breton Post columns sharing “her thoughts” on the Sydney port development project. My first thought, on reading this,Read More