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Nova Scotia peninsula (white), and Cape Breton Island (red)
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
NASA landsat photo of Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton - formely île Royale, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Cheap Breatuinn, Míkmaq: Únamakika, simply: Cape Breton) is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America. It likely corresponds to the European word "Breton", referring to Brittany. // The term Cape Breton appears in several different things: Cape Breton Island, a Canadian island on the Atlantic Ocean coast Cape Breton Highlands, a mountain range in northern Cape Breton Island. ... Image File history File links Public domain map of Nova Scotia created by User:Plasma east with data courtesy of Geogratis, modified to highlight Cape Breton Island. ... Image File history File links Public domain map of Nova Scotia created by User:Plasma east with data courtesy of Geogratis, modified to highlight Cape Breton Island. ... Map of Nova Scotia highlighting the Nova Scotia peninsula The Nova Scotia peninsula* is a peninsula on the Atlantic coast of North America. ... Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia I used this online map creation tool to generate this map. ... Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia I used this online map creation tool to generate this map. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x948, 129 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Breton Island ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x948, 129 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Breton Island ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... The Atlantic Ocean, not including Arctic and Antarctic regions. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ...


Cape Breton Island is part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, although physically separated from the Nova Scotia peninsula by the Strait of Canso, it is artificially connected to mainland North America by the Canso Causeway. The island is located east-northeast of the mainland with its northern and western coasts fronting on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; its western coast also forming the eastern limits of the Northumberland Strait. The eastern and southern coasts front the Atlantic Ocean; its eastern coast also forming the western limits of the Cabot Strait. Its landmass slopes upward from south to north, culminating in the highlands of its northern cape. A saltwater estuary, Bras d'Or Lake, dominates the centre of the island. Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Map of Nova Scotia highlighting the Nova Scotia peninsula The Nova Scotia peninsula* is a peninsula on the Atlantic coast of North America. ... The Strait of Canso (also Gut of Canso or Canso Strait), is located in northeastern North America near the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Canso Causeway from Cape Breton Island Swing bridge after causeway, entering Cape Breton Island The Canso Causeway ( ) is a 1385 m (4583 feet)rock-fill causeway in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... For other uses, see Coast (disambiguation). ... The Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the worlds largest estuary, is the outlet of North Americas Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Northumberland Strait (French: détroit de Northumberland) is a strait in the southern part of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in eastern North America. ... Cabot Strait is a strait in eastern Canada approximately 110 kilometres wide between Cape Ray, Newfoundland Island and Cape North, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. ... The term highland is used to denote any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau. ... Bras dOr Lake, Nova Scotia. ...


The island is divided into four of Nova Scotia's eighteen counties: Cape Breton, Inverness, Richmond, and Victoria. Their total population as of the 2001 census numbered 147,454 "Cape Bretoners"; this is approximately 16% of the provincial population. Cape Breton Island has experienced a decline in population of approximately 6.8% since the previous census in 1996. Approximately 72% of the island's population is located in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) which includes all of Cape Breton County and is often referred to as Industrial Cape Breton, given the history of coal mining and steel manufacturing in this area. Cape Breton County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. ... Inverness County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Richmond County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Victoria County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: Fortuna Non Mutat Genus (Circumstances Do Not Change Our Origin) Country Province Established 1995 Government  - Type Regional Council  - Mayor John W. Morgan  - Governing Body Cape Breton Regional Council  - MPs Rodger Cuzner, Mark Eyking  - MLAs Frank Corbett, Cecil Clarke, Gordie Gosse, Manning MacDonald, Alfie MacLeod, David Wilson Area  - Municipality 2... Cape Breton County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. ... Industrial Cape Breton refers to the eastern portion of Cape Breton County fronting the Atlantic Ocean on the southeastern part of Cape Breton Island. ... Coal Example chemical structure of coal Coal (pronounced ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ...


The island contains five reserves of the Mi'kmaq Nation, these being: Eskasoni, Membertou, Wagmatcook, We'kopaq/Waycobah, and Potlotek/Chapel Island. Eskasoni is the largest in both population and land area. In Canada, an Indian reserve is specified by the Indian Act as a tract of land, the legal title to which is vested in Her Majesty, that has been set apart by Her Majesty for the use and benefit of a band. ... The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Micmac or MicMac) are a First Nations people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... The Eskasoni First Nation is a First Nation in Nova Scotia, Canada. ...

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History

A bulk carrier in the Strait of Canso docked at the Martin Marietta Materials quarry located at Cape Porcupine. The photo is taken from Cape Breton side of the Canso Causeway.
Entering Cape Breton Island from Canso Causeway.

Cape Breton Island's first residents were likely Maritime Archaic Indians, ancestors of the Mi'kmaq Nation, who later inhabited the island at the time of European discovery. Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) reportedly visited the island in 1497 to become the first Renaissance European explorer to visit present-day Canada. However, historians are unclear as to whether Cabot first visited Newfoundland or Cape Breton Island. This discovery is commemorated by Cape Breton's Cabot Trail. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 221 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 221 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Strait of Canso (also Gut of Canso or Canso Strait), is located in northeastern North America near the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Canso Causeway from Cape Breton Island Swing bridge after causeway, entering Cape Breton Island The Canso Causeway ( ) is a 1385 m (4583 feet)rock-fill causeway in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (513x748, 345 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Breton Island Bras dOr Lake Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (513x748, 345 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Breton Island Bras dOr Lake Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Bras dOr Lake, Nova Scotia. ... Image File history File links CapeBretonEntrance. ... Image File history File links CapeBretonEntrance. ... Canso Causeway from Cape Breton Island Swing bridge after causeway, entering Cape Breton Island The Canso Causeway ( ) is a 1385 m (4583 feet)rock-fill causeway in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... In the sequence of North American cultural stages first proposed by Gordon Willey and Phillip Phillips in 1958, the Archaic stage was the second period of human occupation in the Americas, from around 8000 BC to 1000 BC although as its ending is defined by the adoption of sedentary farming... The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Micmac or MicMac) are a First Nations people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... John Cabot. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The Cabot Trail is a Canadian highway located in the province of Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. ...


A fishing colony was established on the island about 1522 by the Portuguese under João Alvares Fagundes. As many as 200 settlers lived in the nameless village in what is now present day Ingonish on the island's northwestern peninsula. The fate of the colony is unknown, but it is mentioned as late as 1570.[citation needed] João Álvares Fagundes (fl. ...


On February 8, 1631, Charles I granted Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and his son Robert. is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events February 5 - Roger Williams emigrates to Boston. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ...


The island saw active settlement by France with the island being included in the colony of Acadia. A French garrison was established in the central eastern part at Ste-Anne in the early 18th century, before relocating to a much larger fortification at Louisbourg to improve defences at the entrance to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and defend France's fishing fleet on the Grand Banks. The French named the island "Île Royale." It remained part of colonial France until it was ceded to the Britain under the Treaty of Paris in 1763. Britain merged the island with its adjacent colony of Nova Scotia (present day peninsular Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). Flag History  - Established 1604  - English conquest 1713 Acadia (1754) Acadia (in the French language lAcadie) was the name given to a colonial territory in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day New England, stretching as far south as Philadelphia. ... For people named Garrison, see Garrison (disambiguation) Garrison House, built by William Damm in 1675 at Dover, New Hampshire Garrison (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, to equip) is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but... Fort Sainte Anne (abbreviated Fort Ste. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Fortress Louisbourg (in French, Forteresse de Louisbourg) is a Canadian National Historic Site and the location of a partial reconstruction of an 18th century French fortress at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. ... The Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the worlds largest estuary, is the outlet of North Americas Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. ... Map showing the Grand Banks Historic map of the Grand Banks. ... Capital Quebec Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King See List of French monarchs Governor See list of Governors Legislature Sovereign Council of New France Historical era Ancien Régime in France  - Royal Control 1655  - Articles of Capitulation of Quebec 1759  - Articles of Capitulation of Montreal 1760  - Treaty... The Treaty of Paris, often called the Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of 1763, was signed on February 10, 1763, by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...


Some of the first British-sanctioned settlers to the island following the Seven Years' War were Irish, although upon settlement, they merged with local French communities to form a culture rich in both music and tradition. From 1763 to 1784 the island was administratively part of the colony of Nova Scotia and governed from Halifax. Combatants Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of Great Britain and its American Colonies Electorate of Hanover Iroquois Confederacy Kingdom of Portugal Electorate of Brunswick Electorate of Hesse-Kassel Philippines Archduchy of Austria Kingdom of France Empire of Russia Kingdom of Sweden Kingdom of Spain Electorate of Saxony Kingdom of Naples and... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ...


The first permanently settled Scottish community on Cape Breton Island was Judique, settled in 1775 by Michael Mor MacDonald. He spent his first winter using his upside-down boat for shelter, which is reflected in the architecture of the village's Community Centre. He composed a song about the area called "O's alainn an t-aite" , or 'Fair is the Place. This article is about the Scottish as an ethnic group. ... Judique is a small community located on the Ceilidh Trail (Route 19) on the western side of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


In 1784, Britain split the colony of Nova Scotia into three separate colonies: New Brunswick, Cape Breton Island, and present-day peninsular Nova Scotia, in addition to the adjacent colonies of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. The colony of Cape Breton Island had its capital at Sydney on its namesake harbour fronting on Spanish Bay and the Cabot Strait. Its first Lieutenant-Governor was Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (1784–1787) and his successor was William Macarmick (1787). From 1799 to 1807 the military commandant was John Despard, brother of Edward.[1] 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ... Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... Cabot Strait is a strait in eastern Canada approximately 110 kilometres wide between Cape Ray, Newfoundland Island and Cape North, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. ... Joseph F.W. DesBarres (November 22, 1721 - October 27, 1824) was a Swiss-born cartographer and Canadian statesman, who served as aide-de-camp to General James Wolfe in Quebec. ... William MacArmick (1742-1815), Lieutenant-Governor of Cape Breton, MP. When the English had taken final control of the island of Cape Breton, a greater attention was focused on the working of the mines on a commercial basis, which were thought to provide an inexhaustible source of revenue for the... Edward Marcus Despard (1751-1803), Irish-born British colonel turned revolutionary, was born in Queens Co. ...


An order forbidding the granting of land in Cape Breton, issued in 1763, was removed in 1784. The mineral rights to the island were given over to the Crown by an order-in-council. The British government had intended that the Crown take over the operation of the mines when Cape Breton was made a colony, but this was never done, probably because of the rehabilitation cost of the mines. The mines were in a neglected state, caused by careless operations dating back at least to the time of the final fall of Louisbourg.


In 1820, the colony of Cape Breton Island was merged for the second time with Nova Scotia, this being present-day peninsular Nova Scotia. This development is one of the factors which led to large-scale industrial development in the Sydney Coal Field of eastern Cape Breton County (see Industrial Cape Breton). By the late 19th century, as a result of the faster shipping, expanding fishery and industrialization of the island, exchanges of people between the island of Newfoundland and Cape Breton increased beginning a cultural exchange that continues to this day. Industrial Cape Breton refers to the eastern portion of Cape Breton County fronting the Atlantic Ocean on the southeastern part of Cape Breton Island. ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


During the first half of the 19th century, Cape Breton Island experienced an influx of Highland Scots numbering approximately 50,000 as a result of the Highland Clearances. Today, the descendants of the Highland Scots dominate Cape Breton Island's culture, particularly in rural communities. To this day Gaelic is still the first language of a number of elderly Cape Bretoners. A campaign by the provincial government during the 19th and early 20th centuries aimed to eradicate the use of Gaelic among school children. The growing influence of English-dominated media from outside the Scottish communities saw the use of this language erode quickly during the 20th century. Many of the Scots who immigrated there were either Roman Catholics or Presbyterians. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Scottish Highlands are considered to be the mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ... The Highland Clearances (Scottish Gaelic: Fuadaich nan Gàidheal, the expulsion of the Gael) is a name given to the forced displacement of the population of the Scottish Highlands from their ancient ways of warrior clan subsistence farming, leading to mass emigration. ... Canadian Gaelic (Gaelic: Gàidhlig Canadanach, locally just Gaelic or The Gaelic) is the dialect of Scots Gaelic that has been spoken continuously for more than 200 years on Cape Breton Island and in isolated enclaves on the Nova Scotia mainland. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Tourism promotions beginning in the 1950s recognized the importance of the Scottish culture to the province, and the provincial government started encouraging the use of Gaelic once again. The establishment of funding for the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts and formal Gaelic language instruction in public schools are intended to address the near-loss of this culture to English assimilation. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts (also known informally as the Gaelic College) is a Canadian educational institution located in the community of St. ... Look up instruction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Cultural assimilation (often called merely assimilation) is an intense process of consistent integration whereby members of an ethno-cultural group, typically immigrants, or other minority groups, are absorbed into an established, generally larger community. ...


The turn of the 20th century saw Cape Breton Island at the forefront of scientific achievement with the now-famous activities launched by inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Guglielmo Marconi. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Alexander Graham Bell (3 March 1847 - 2 August 1922) was a Scottish scientist, inventor and innovator. ... For the inventor of radio,Marconi see the competing claims in history of radio and the invention of radio. ...


Following his successful invention of the telephone and being relatively wealthy, Bell acquired land near Baddeck in 1885, largely due to surroundings reminiscent of his early years in Scotland. He established a summer estate complete with research laboratories, working with deaf people - including Helen Keller - and continued to invent. Baddeck would be the site of his experiments with hydrofoil technologies as well as the Aerial Experiment Association, financed by his wife, which saw the first powered flight in the British Empire when the AEA Silver Dart took off from the ice-covered waters of Bras d'Or Lake. Bell also built the forerunner to the iron lung and he experimented with breeding sheep. For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... The village of Baddeck is located in Victoria County, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the country. ... Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was a deafblind American author, activist and lecturer. ... This article is about marine engineering. ... The Aerial Experiment Association (AEA) was formed in 1907 under the tutelage of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... The Silver Dart (or Aerodrome #4) was an early aircraft which after many successful flights in Hammondsport, New York, earlier in 1909, was dismantled and crated then brought to Baddeck Nova Scotia. ... Bras dOr Lake, Nova Scotia. ... An Emerson iron lung. ...


Marconi's contributions to Cape Breton Island were somewhat less than Bell's as he merely used the island's geography to his advantage in transmitting the first trans-Atlantic radio message from a station constructed at Table Head in Glace Bay to a receiving station at Poldhu in Cornwall, England. The Atlantic Ocean, not including Arctic and Antarctic regions. ... Glace Bay (2001 pop. ... Poldhu is a small area in south Cornwall, UK, situated on the Lizard Peninsula it comprises Poldhu Point and Poldhu Cove. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Geography

The Sydney waterfront, focal point of the largest population centre on Cape Breton Island.

The island measures 10,311 km² in area (3,981 square miles), making it the 75th largest island in the world and Canada's 18th largest island. Cape Breton Island is composed mainly of rocky shores, rolling farmland, glacial valleys, barren headlands, mountains, woods and plateaus. Geological evidence suggests that at least part of the island was originally joined with present-day Scotland and Norway, now separated by millions of years of continental drift. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 697 KB) Summary Sydney, Nova Scotia (photo taken by me) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 697 KB) Summary Sydney, Nova Scotia (photo taken by me) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... This is a list of islands in the world ordered by area. ... Satellite image of Baffin Island, the largest island in Canada. ... Rock redirects here. ... Shore A shore or shoreline is the land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. ... For other uses, see Farm (disambiguation). ... This article is about the geological formation. ... Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley (also called a vale or dale) is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ... Bay redirects here. ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... Woods may refer to: woodland or forest types of wood a category of golf clubs Various notable people have the surname Woods: Don Woods, computer programmer George David Woods, USA banker and World Bank President George Lemuel Woods, USA Oregon State and Utah Territory governor James Woods, actor Jermaine Woods... For other meanings, see Plateau (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Plates in the crust of the earth, according to the plate tectonics theory Continental drift refers to the movement of the Earths continents relative to each other. ...


The northern portion of Cape Breton Island is dominated by the Cape Breton Highlands, commonly shortened to simply the "Highlands", which are an extension of the Appalachian mountain chain. The Highlands comprise the northern portions of Inverness and Victoria counties. In 1936 the federal government established the Cape Breton Highlands National Park covering 949 km² across the northern third of the Highlands. The Cabot Trail scenic highway also encircles the coastal perimeter of the plateau. The Cape Breton Highlands, commonly called the Highlands, refer to a highland or plateau of ancient rock across northern Cape Breton Island and is an extension of the Appalachian mountain chain. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Inverness County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Victoria County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Cape Breton Highlands National Park is located on northern Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia. ... The Cabot Trail is a Canadian highway located in the province of Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. ...

Cape Breton Island's hydrological features include the Bras d'Or Lake system, a salt-water fjord at the heart of the island, and freshwater features including Lake Ainslie, the Margaree River system, and the Mira River. Innumerable smaller rivers and streams drain into the Bras d'Or Lake estuary and onto the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Atlantic coasts. Bras dOr Lake, Nova Scotia. ... Fjord in Sunnmøre, Norway Geirangerfjord, Norway A fjord (or fiord) is a long, narrow estuary with steep sides, made when a glacial valley is filled by rising sea water levels. ... For the village on the Isle of Wight, see Freshwater, Isle of Wight. ... Lake Ainslie on Cape Breton Island is the largest natural freshwater lake in Nova Scotia. ... The Margaree River is a river on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. ... The Mira River is a Canadian river located in southeastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and is the longest river in Nova Scotia. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... Butchers Creek, Omeo, Victoria A stream, brook, beck, burn or creek, is a body of water with a detectable current, confined within a bed and banks. ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ...


Cape Breton Island is now joined to the mainland by the Canso Causeway, completed in 1955, enabling direct road and rail traffic to and from the island, but requiring marine traffic to pass through the Canso Canal at the eastern end of the causeway. Canso Causeway from Cape Breton Island Swing bridge after causeway, entering Cape Breton Island The Canso Causeway ( ) is a 1385 m (4583 feet)rock-fill causeway in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Road (disambiguation). ... railroads redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Panama canal. ... The Canso Canal is a short canal located in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Hindenburgdamm rail causeway across the Wadden Sea to the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany In modern usage, a causeway is a road or railway elevated by a bank, usually across a broad body of water or wetland. ...


Cape Breton Island is divided into four counties: Cape Breton, Inverness, Richmond, and Victoria. Cape Breton County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. ... Inverness County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Richmond County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Victoria County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ...


Demographics

The island's residents can be grouped into five main cultures; Scottish, Mi'kmaq, Acadian, Irish, and English, with respective languages Gaelic, Mi'kmaq, French, and English. English is now the primary spoken language, though Mi'kmaq, Gaelic and French are still heard. This article is about the country. ... The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Micmac or MicMac) are a First Nations people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located on the northern portion of North Americas east coast). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Canadian Gaelic (Gaelic: Gàidhlig Canadanach, locally just Gaelic or The Gaelic) is the dialect of Scots Gaelic that has been spoken continuously for more than 200 years on Cape Breton Island and in isolated enclaves on the Nova Scotia mainland. ... The Mikmaq language (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, and Micmac) is an Eastern Algonquian language spoken by around 7,300 Mikmaq in Canada, and another 1,200 in United States, out of a total ethnic Mikmaq population of roughly 20,000. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Later migrations of black Loyalists, Italians, and Eastern Europeans mostly settled in the eastern part of the island around the Industrial Cape Breton region. The population of Cape Breton Island has been in decline for almost two decades with an increasing population exodus in recent years due to economic conditions. Net migration rates for 2006: positive (blue), negative (orange) and stable (green). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Britannia gives a heros welcome to returning American Loyalists. ... Eastern Europe is, by convention, a region defined geographically as that part of Europe covering the eastern part of the continent. ...


According to the Census of Canada, the population of Cape Breton Island in 2001 was 147,454, a 6.8% decline from 158,260 in 1996.


Racial/Ethnic Composition

Religious Groups The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Micmac or MicMac) are a First Nations people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... Though most indigenous Africans possess relatively dark skin, they exhibit much variation in physical appearance. ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ...


Statistics Canada in 2001 reported a "religion" total of 107,880 for Cape Breton, including 3,915 with "no religious affiliation."[2] Major categories included:

  • Roman Catholic: 69,820
  • Protestant: 32,575 (including 13,790 United Church and 10,170 Anglican)
  • Orthodox: 395
  • Jewish: 235
  • Muslim: 135

Synagogues in Sydney and Glace Bay serve a small historic Jewish community (which was once one of the larger ones in eastern Canada) while more recent Muslim immigrants hold Friday prayers at Cape Breton University. Buddhists are a tiny minority (70 in 2001, according to Statistics Canada), although Gampo Abbey in Pleasant Bay has been operational since 1984. Cape Breton University (CBU), formerly the University College of Cape Breton (UCCB), is a Canadian university in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, near Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... Gampo Abbey is a Buddhist abbey located in Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia. ... Pleasant Bay is a community on the western coast of Cape Breton Island, on the shore of the Gulf of St. ...


Economy

Cape Breton Island has two major coal deposits: the Sydney Coal Field in the southeastern part of the island along the Atlantic Ocean drove the Industrial Cape Breton economy throughout the 19th and 20th centuries - until after World War II its industries were the largest private employers in Canada; the Inverness Coal Field in the western part of the island along the Gulf of St. Lawrence is significantly smaller but hosted several mines. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Sydney has traditionally been the main port, with various facilities in a large, sheltered, natural harbour. It is the Island's largest commercial center and home to the Island's daily newspaper, the Cape Breton Post, as well as its only active television studio, CJCB-TV, and several radio stations. The Marine Atlantic terminal at North Sydney is the terminal for large ferries travelling to Channel–Port aux Basques and seasonally to Argentia on the island of Newfoundland. Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... The Cape Breton Post is the only daily newspaper published on Cape Breton Island. ... CJCB is a Canadian television station, broadcasting in Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... Marine Atlantic ferry ports and current routes Marine Atlantic Inc. ... North Sydney, Nova Scotia Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia North Sydney is a town located in Nova Scotias Cape Breton Regional Municipality. ... Port aux Basques and the other Marine Atlantic ferry ports Channel-Port aux Basques (also Port aux Basques) is a town at the extreme southwestern tip of the island of Newfoundland fronting on the eastern end of the Cabot Strait. ... Argentia, Newfoundland Argentia on the Avalon Peninsula Argentia is a community on the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


Point Edward on the west side of Sydney Harbour is the location of Sydport, a former navy base (HMCS Protector) now converted to commercial use. The Canadian Coast Guard College is located nearby at Westmount. Petroleum, bulk coal, and cruise ship facilities are also located in Sydney Harbour. Point Edward is a small rural community located on Cape Breton Island, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... For history after 1968, see Canadian Forces Maritime Command The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was the navy of Canada from 1911 until 1968 when the three Canadian armed services were unified to form the Canadian Forces. ... Two ships of the Royal Australian Navy have been named Protector. ... The Canadian Coast Guard or CCG (Fr. ...


Glace Bay is the second largest urban community in population and was the island's main coal mining centre until its last mine ceased operation in the 1980s. Glace Bay served as the hub of the Sydney & Louisburg Railway and also as a major fishing port. At one time, Glace Bay was known as the largest town in Nova Scotia, based on population. Glace Bay is a community located in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Cape Breton Island, which forms the north-eastern part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ...


Port Hawkesbury has risen to prominence since the completion of the Canso Causeway and Canso Canal created an artificial deep-water port, allowing extensive petrochemical, pulp and paper, and gypsum handling facilities to be established. The Strait of Canso is completely navigable to seaway-max vessels, and Port Hawkesbury is open to the deepest-draught vessels on the world's oceans. Large marine vessels may also enter Bras d'Or Lake through the Great Bras d'Or channel whereas small craft have the additional use of the Little Bras d'Or channel or St. Peters Canal. The St. Peters Canal is no longer used by commercial shipping on Cape Breton Island but is an important waterway for recreational vessels. Port Hawkesbury, on Cape Breton Island Port Hawkesbury (2001 population 3,701) is a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... The Canso Canal is a short canal located in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Saint Lawrence Seaway in its broadest sense (see Great Lakes Waterway) is the system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. ... The St. ... The St. ...


The industrial Cape Breton area faced several challenges with the closure of the Cape Breton Development Corporation's (DEVCO) coal mines and the Sydney Steel Corporation's (SYSCO) steel mill. In recent years the Island's residents have been attempting to diversify the area economy by investing in tourism developments, call centres, and small businesses, as well as manufacturing ventures in such fields as auto parts, pharmaceuticals, and window glazings. The Cape Breton Development Corporation, or DEVCO, is a Canadian federal government Crown corporation. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... Sydney Steel Corporation (SYSCO) is a Crown corporation in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Steel Mill was one of Bruce Springsteens early bands and performed regularly on the Jersey Shore, in Virginia, and also in California from 1969 till January 1971. ... A very large collections call centre in Lakeland, FL. A call centre or call center (see spelling differences) is a centralised office used for the purpose of receiving and transmitting a large volume of requests by telephone. ...


While the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is in transition from an industrial to a service-based economy, the rest of Cape Breton Island outside of the industrial area surrounding Sydney-Glace Bay has been more stable, with a mixture of fishing, forestry, small-scale agriculture, and tourism. Motto: Fortuna Non Mutat Genus (Circumstances Do Not Change Our Origin) Country Province Established 1995 Government  - Type Regional Council  - Mayor John W. Morgan  - Governing Body Cape Breton Regional Council  - MPs Rodger Cuzner, Mark Eyking  - MLAs Frank Corbett, Cecil Clarke, Gordie Gosse, Manning MacDonald, Alfie MacLeod, David Wilson Area  - Municipality 2...


Tourism in particular has grown throughout the post-Second World War era, especially the growth in vehicle-based touring, which was furthered by the creation of the Cabot Trail scenic drive. The scenery of the island is rivalled in northeastern North America only by Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island tourism marketing places a heavy emphasis on its Scottish Gaelic heritage through events such as the Celtic Colours Festival, held each October, as well as promotions through the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Cabot Trail is a Canadian highway located in the province of Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... This article is about the country. ... “Gael” redirects here. ... The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts (also known informally as the Gaelic College) is a Canadian educational institution located in the community of St. ...


The primary east-west road on the island is Highway 105, the Trans-Canada Highway, although Trunk 4 is also heavily used. Highway 125 is an important arterial route around Sydney Harbour in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The Cabot Trail, circling the Cape Breton Highlands, and Trunk 19, along the western coast of the island, are important secondary roads. Railway connections between the port of Sydney to Canadian National Railway in Truro are maintained by the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway. Highway 105 in Nova Scotia represents the Cape Breton Island leg of the Trans-Canada Highway. ... For the Boards of Canada record, see Trans Canada Highway (EP). ... Sunrise Trail Trunk 4 is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotias system of Trunk Highways. ... Highway 125 is a 30 km long controlled-access highway located in Nova Scotias Cape Breton Regional Municipality. ... Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Cabot Trail is a Canadian highway located in the province of Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. ... Trunk 19 is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotias system of Trunk Highways. ... The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS) is a Canadian Class I railway operated by the Canadian National Railway Company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. ... Motto: Begun In Faith, Continued In Determination Location of Truro, Nova Scotia Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality Colchester County Founded 1759 Government  - Mayor Mayor W.R. (Bills) Mills  - Governing Body Truro Town Council Area  - Town 37. ... The Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway (CBNS) is a 392 km (245 mile) railway operating in Nova Scotia between Sydney and Truro with spurs at Sydney, Port Hawkesbury/Point Tupper, Trenton and Stellarton. ...


The Cabot Trail is a scenic road circuit around and over the Cape Breton Highlands with spectacular coastal vistas; over 400,000 visitors drive the Cabot Trail each summer and fall. Coupled with Fortress Louisbourg, it has driven the growth of the tourism industry on the island in recent decades. The Condé Nast travel guide has rated Cape Breton Island as one of the best island destinations in the world. The Cabot Trail is a Canadian highway located in the province of Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. ... The Cape Breton Highlands, commonly called the Highlands, refer to a highland or plateau of ancient rock across northern Cape Breton Island and is an extension of the Appalachian mountain chain. ... Fortress Louisbourg (in French, Forteresse de Louisbourg) is a Canadian National Historic Site and the location of a partial reconstruction of an 18th century French fortress at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. ... Condé Nast Publications Inc is a worldwide magazine publishing company based in New York City. ...


Traditional music

Main article: Cape Breton fiddling

Cape Breton is well known for its traditional fiddle music, which was brought to North America by Scottish immigrants during the Highland Clearances. The traditional style has been well preserved in Cape Breton, and ceilidhs have become a popular attraction for summer tourists. Inverness County in particular has a heavy concentration of musical activity, with regular performances in communities such as Mabou and Judique. Judique is recognized as 'Bhaile nam Fonn', (literally: Village of Tunes) or the 'Home of Celtic Music', featuring the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre. Performers who have received significant recognition outside of Cape Breton include Buddy MacMaster, Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac, The Rankin Family, Aselin Debison, and The Barra MacNeils. Cape Breton fiddling is a lively regional violin style which falls within the Celtic Music idiom. ... This article is about the country. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... The Highland Clearances (Scottish Gaelic: Fuadaich nan Gàidheal, the expulsion of the Gael) is a name given to the forced displacement of the population of the Scottish Highlands from their ancient ways of warrior clan subsistence farming, leading to mass emigration. ... Céilí (Irish reformed spelling), or Ceilidh (Scottish and older Gaelic spelling), pronounced Kay-Lee in either case, is the traditional Gaelic social dance in Ireland and Scotland. ... Inverness County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Mabou is a small Canadian rural community located in Inverness County on the west coast of Nova Scotias Cape Breton Island. ... Judique is a small community located on the Ceilidh Trail (Route 19) on the western side of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Hugh Alan Buddy MacMaster, CM , ONS , LL.D (born October 18, 1924) is one of the most renowned artists in the tradition of Cape Breton fiddle music. ... Natalie MacMaster (born 1973) is an award-winning fiddler from the rural community of Troy in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Ashley Dwayne MacIsaac (born February 24, 1975) is a professional fiddler born in Creignish, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Rankin Family is a Canadian folk music family group from Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. ... Aselin Debison is a Canadian pop/Celtic singer, sometimes known affectionately as Azi, either by herself or her fanbase. ... The Barra MacNeils are a Canadian musical group from Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. ...


The Men of the Deeps are a male choral group of current and former miners from the industrial Cape Breton area. The Men of the Deeps is a choral ensemble composed of coal miners and former miners from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. ...


Film and television

Adam Ruebin Beach (born November 11, 1972 in Ashern, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian actor of Saulteaux descent. ... Johnny Belinda is a 1948 film which tells the story of a deaf mute woman who is raped, becomes pregnant, and then is ruled unfit to care for the child. ... Elmer Blaney Harris (January 11, 1878 - September 6, 1966) was an American author, dramatist, and playwright. ... Margarets Museum is a critically-acclaimed 1995 British-Canadian dark film drama, directed by Mort Ransen. ... Helena Bonham Carter (born May 26, 1966) is an Academy Award-nominated British actress, known for her roles in the films A Room with a View, Howards End, and Fight Club. ... The Bay Boy is a 1984 movie set in the 1930s in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning television and film actor, well known for his lead role of Jack Bauer on the television series 24. ... New Waterford Girl is a Canadian comedy film, released in 1999. ... See Hanging Gardens of Babylon for the World Wonder. ... Marion Bridge is a 2002 Canadian film directed by Wiebke von Carolsfeld. ... My Bloody Valentine is a low-budget Canadian horror film released in the wake of the rise of the slasher genre that had overtaken the 1980s, considered an example of the low-budget copycat films attempting to rake in money off the success of Halloween (1978) and Friday the 13th... A pit pony was a type of pony commonly used in coal mines up until the mid 20th century. ...

Famous people

The arts

Nathan MacDonald is a singer/songwriter based in Ottawa, Canada. ... Celtae are a Canadian Celtic music band based out of Ottawa, Ontario. ... John Allan Cameron CM (16 December 1938 - 22 November 2006) was a Canadian folk singer, known as The Godfather of Celtic Music in Canada. ... Aselin Debison is a Canadian pop/Celtic singer, sometimes known affectionately as Azi, either by herself or her fanbase. ... Danny Gallivan (April 11, 1917 - February 24, 1993) was a Canadian radio and television broadcaster and sportscaster. ... Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) is a popular television broadcast of National Hockey League games in Canada, produced by the CBC. Hockey Night consistently remains one of the highest-rated Canadian programs on television. ... Mary Jane Lamond is a Canadian folk musician who performs renditions of traditional Gaelic folk songs from Cape Breton Island. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Ashley Dwayne MacIsaac (born February 24, 1975) is a professional fiddler born in Creignish, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Creignish is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Inverness County on Cape Breton Island near the mouth of the Strait of Canso. ... Daniel MacIvor (born 1962) is a Canadian actor, playwright, theatre director and film director. ... Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... John Hugh MacLennan (March 20, 1907 - November 7, 1990) was a Canadian author and Professor of English at McGill University. ... Since their creation in 1937, the Governor Generals Literary Awards have become one of Canadas most prestigious prizes, awarded in both French and English in seven categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Childrens Literature-Text, Childrens Literature-Illustration, and Translation. ... Barometer Rising is a Canadian novel by Hugh MacLennan. ... Two Solitudes is a 1945 novel by Hugh MacLennan. ... Cover of Island (2001). ... Steve Arbuckle is a Canadian actor born on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. ... The Barra MacNeils are a Canadian musical group, consisting of siblings Sheumas, Kyle, Stewart, and Lucy MacNeil. ... Rita MacNeil (born May 28, 1944) is a Canadian country and folk singer from the community of Big Pond on Nova Scotias Cape Breton Island. ... Big Pond is a small Canadian rural community located on the south shore of Bras dOr Lake in Nova Scotias Cape Breton Island. ... Hugh Alan Buddy MacMaster, CM , ONS , LL.D (born October 18, 1924) is one of the most renowned artists in the tradition of Cape Breton fiddle music. ... Natalie MacMaster (born 1973) is an award-winning fiddler from the rural community of Troy in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Daniel M. Petrie (November 26, 1920, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada - August 22, 2004, Los Angeles, California) was a television and movie director. ... The Rankin Family is a Canadian folk music family group from Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. ... Mabou is a small Canadian rural community located in Inverness County on the west coast of Nova Scotias Cape Breton Island. ... Rick Ravanello (born 24 October 1967 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) is an Canadian actor who has appeared in several television series and movies. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Harold John Russell (b. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 movie about three servicemen (an air force officer, an infantry sergeant, and an ordinary sailor) trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from World War II. It is based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, Glory for... Gordie Sampson is a singer and Grammy winning songwriter from Big Pond, Nova Scotia. ... Big Pond is a small Canadian rural community located on the south shore of Bras dOr Lake in Nova Scotias Cape Breton Island. ...

Athletes

Allan Al MacInnis (born July 11, 1963 in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a retired professional Hockey defenceman who played 23 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames and St. ... Michael Mike McPhee (born February 14, 1960 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. ... John C. Johnny Miles, C.M. (October 30, 1905 – June 15, 2003) was a Canadian marathon runner. ...

Politics and business

The Honourable Senator John MacLennan Buchanan, PC , QC , B.Sc , LL.B , D.Eng , DCL , LL.D , D.P.Sc. ... Categories: Stub | Nova Scotia premiers ... Mayann E. Francis, ONS is the Lieutenant Governor of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Rodney Joseph MacDonald, MLA (born January 2, 1972) is an educator and politician and the current Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Categories: Stub | Nova Scotia premiers ... Allan MacEachen Allan Joseph MacEachen, PC (born July 6, 1921) is one of Canadas elder statesmen and was the first Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. ... Russell MacLellan (born 1940) is a Canadian politiican who served as Premier of Nova Scotia from 1997 to 1999. ... Categories: Stub | Nova Scotia premiers ... This article is about the leader of the Green Party of Canada. ... The Green Party of Canada is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1983. ... John W. Morgan, BSc, LLB, MBA (born May 7, 1964), is a Canadian Lawyer, politician, and businessman. ... Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Irving Schwartz in July 2007 in the Cape Breton Highlands. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ...

See also

Canadian Gaelic (Gaelic: Gàidhlig Canadanach, locally just Gaelic or The Gaelic) is the dialect of Scots Gaelic that has been spoken continuously for more than 200 years on Cape Breton Island and in isolated enclaves on the Nova Scotia mainland. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Cape Breton Labour Party was a social democratic provincial political party in Nova Scotia, Canada that advocated separate provincial status for Cape Breton[1] , which is the northern part of the Province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Fortuna Non Mutat Genus (Circumstances Do Not Change Our Origin) Country Province Established 1995 Government  - Type Regional Council  - Mayor John W. Morgan  - Governing Body Cape Breton Regional Council  - MPs Rodger Cuzner, Mark Eyking  - MLAs Frank Corbett, Cecil Clarke, Gordie Gosse, Manning MacDonald, Alfie MacLeod, David Wilson Area  - Municipality 2... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ... Province of Cape Breton Island is a political movement which calls for the re-establishment of the Province of Cape Breton Island to be governed seperately from the Province of Nova Scotia. ... // The term Cape Breton appears in several different things: Cape Breton Island, a Canadian island on the Atlantic Ocean coast Cape Breton Highlands, a mountain range in northern Cape Breton Island. ...

References

  1. ^ John Despard; The Companion to British History, Routledge
  2. ^ Table from Statistics Canada

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Cape Breton's landscape is dominated by the Bras d'Or Lake system, which the island wraps around, the Strait of Canso, and the Cape Breton Highlands, which are considered a continuation of the Appalachian chain.
Cape Breton is now joined to the mainland by the Canso Causeway, completed in 1955, enabling direct road and rail traffic to and from the island, but constraining marine traffic to pass through the Canso Canal at the eastern end of the causeway.
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Cape Breton Island is part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, although physically separated from the peninsular Nova Scotian mainland by the Strait of Canso, it is artificially connected to the mainland by the Canso Causeway.
Cape Breton Island is composed mainly of rocky shores, rolling farmland, glacial valleys, barren headlands, mountains, woods and plateaus.
According to the Census of Canada, the population of Cape Breton Island in 2001 was 147,454, a -6.8% decline from 158,260 in 1996.
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