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Cape Breton is an island located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic coast of North America. It is divided into four of 8 counties in Nova Scotia; these include Inverness, Cape Breton, Victoria, and Richmond. The total population of these counties (and hence of Cape Breton) is 132,010, based on the 2016 Canadian population census. From the population, Cape Breton constitutes about 15% of the Nova Scotia population.

Interestingly, Cape Breton Island is one of the few municipalities in Canada that experienced a decrease in population from 2011 to 2016 with a 2.9% population decrease. Most of the Cape Bretoners, up to 75%, live in Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM), commonly known as Industrial Cape Breton. The CBRM was the heartland of Nova Scotia throughout the 20th century due to its history of steel manufacturing and coal mining. As a matter of fact, the coal history of the Cape Breton Island has a great influence in its recent economic history.

There are two major coal deposits in the island – the Sydney Coal Field, and the Inverness Coal Field. Cape Breton is also notable for tourism, fishing, small-scale agriculture, and forestry. One of the most common tourist attractions on the Island is whale-watching. The tourism marketing emphasizes a lot on its Scottish Gaelic heritage via events like the Celtic Color Festival and promotions through the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts.

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Best Walk-in Eye Clinics in Cape Breton

According to Yelp, the best walk-in eye clinics in Cape Breton are:

  • Island Eyecare - 117 Welton Street Sydney, NS B1P 5R6 - (902) 539-0800
  • Michael A Driscoll, OD - 7 Prince Street Sydney, NS B1P 5J4 - (902) 539-2022
  • Brooks Philip J Dr & Associate - 425 Charlotte Street Sydney, NS B1P 1E3 - (902) 562-5027
  • Optometrists - 425 Charlotte Street Sydney, NS B1P 1E3 - (902) 562-5027
  • Family Eyecare Clinic - 161 Commercial Street Glace Bay, NS B1A 3B9 - (902) 849-7100

Best Pharmacies in Cape Breton

The following is a list of the lowest dispensing fees/ or best pharmacies in Cape Breton:

  • Pharmasave Stone’s - 491 Chebucto Street Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0
  • Sobeys Pharmacy - 95 Keltic Drive Cape Breton, NS B1S 2C2
  • Pharmasave Sexton’s - 746 Main Street Sydney Mines, NS B1V 2L2
  • Meadow’s Pharmasave - 2372 Kings Road Sydney Forks, NS B1L 1C1
  • Pharmasave North Sydney - 107 King Street North Sydney, NS B2A 3S1

Best Dental Clinics in Cape Breton

The following is a list of the best dental clinics in Cape Breton area:

  • Rob Joseph, DDS D. - 45 Weatherbee Road Sydney, NS B1M 0A1
  • Mayflower Dental Group - 800 Grand Lake Road Sydney, NS B1P 6S9
  • Lapierre Colleen Dent - 86 King Street North Sydney, NS B2A 2T5
  • Joseph Claener Dental Health Center - 288 Welton Street Sydney, NS B1P 5S4
  • Northside Mayflower Dental - 19 Butts Street Sydney Mines, NS B1V 1N3

Hospitals in Cape Breton

Cape Breton has more than one hospital and several medical centers. The following are the hospitals in the city:

  • Cape Breton Regional Hospital - 1482 George St, Sydney, NS B1P 1P3, Canada

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Cape Breton Health News

Caper 4 Healthcare, an advocacy group fighting for a better standard of health care in Cape Breton, say they are frustrated with the Nova Scotia government’s approach to healthcare. Over 150 protesters gathered at the Cape Breton side of the causeway shortly after 11 a.m. Friday, November 16. The protesters drove across the causeway chanting and expressing their discontent as they move across the Strait of Canso towards the Nova Scotia Health Minister’s office. Moreover, passersby honked as a sign of support to the protest.

Gordon MacDonald, a member of the group, said they reached the Nova Scotia Premier and the health Minister Delorey. They requested to have them come and sit with them as a group and provide answers to the current happenings with healthcare in the Island.

According to MacDonald, the group has been seeking answers since June after the Premier announced that the province would be closing the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital and the Northside General Hospital. Furthermore, several town meetings have been held but nobody from the Liberal Party attended.

The protesters stated that they planned to visit the office of the Health Minister on Friday, November 16 but the health minister said he is waiting and willing to meet with the group.

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