A wildlife association in Cape Breton is hoping to boost the numbers of loons in the province by supplying floating nesting platforms for the aquatic birds. The Port Morien Wildlife Association is building and distributing the platforms to give the loons a better chance of successfully raising chicks. Although the birds are not an endangered species, a recent study found Nova Scotia has fewer loons than elsewhere in eastern Canada.
A Cape Breton grandmother says she's scared that bullying will drive her 12-year-old grandson to take his own life, and she's calling for better interventions for both victims and their tormentors. "My fear most days is I'm going go home and find him," said Jackie Dixon of Sydney, N.S. She said the problems started two years ago with her grandson's bully calling him names. Eventually, it became physical and she said last week the bully had her grandson "by the throat" in the school cafeteria.
Police say they have formally called off the effort to find Murray Reid, following 14 days of searching for the recreational fisherman who fell from his boat into Cape Breton's Mira River earlier this month. The search was initially hampered by muddy run-off from heavy rains that limited visibility in the river. Local boat owners with sonar helped the Canadian Coast Guard on the water, and advanced sonar equipment was brought in from Dartmouth on three occasions.
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