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goCapeBreton.com helps you discover what's happening right now on Cape Breton Island
We find local content from all over the Internet and bring it together on this website. Local content is sourced from news media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, websites, and more.
goCapeBreton.com helps you live, work, and play on Cape Breton Island
We connect friends and families, people to jobs, volunteers to good causes, students to education, businesses to customers, sports fans to local results, and citizens to each other and the world. Educators, business people, realtors, government officials, community leaders, tourists, and everyone can benefit by using goCapeBreton.com – here’s how YOU can benefit.
News and information is presented visually and grouped by subject
Just click an item to read it. A post can include text, graphics, photos, videos, documents, links to websites, Facebook pages, Twitter widgets, and more. Some posts allow comments too. goCapeBreton.com works great on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Share your own content for free
goCapeBreton.com allows anyone to share anything – including you! Post anything for free – news, events, jobs, sports results, business promotions, and more. Simply navigate to the subject page where you want your post to appear and click the New Post button - here’s a step-by-step tutorial. We also offer advertising services to help you reach a wider audience.
Sign up for your free membership
Anyone can visit and view the goCapeBreton.com website, but you must sign up for a free membership to like or dislike posts, add comments, post your own content, send messages to other members, receive news alerts, participate in contests, and more. Members must use their real names because we believe it increases the quality of the information posted, and leads to more meaningful feedback and discussions for the betterment of your community.
By using goCapeBreton.com, you are building a smart community
Smart communities begin with people and their connections to each other. lokol community websites are expertly designed to unlock the social capital and economic potential of your community. Watch our video to find out how.
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Our Founders and Sponsors
MediaSpark subsidiary lokol is the company behind goCapeBreton.com
We built this web platform for communities around the world, starting with our own. Our decades of experience in community economic development and entrepreneurship has provided us a vision for how community development really happens. Our conclusion is that it is less about help roads, buildings, and institutions, and more about help people. More specifically, people connections within the community and around the world. goCapeBreton.com is uniquely designed to facilitate these connections - to build and unlock our social capital . Watch this video to find out how! Find out more about help lokol and MediaSpark.
The Seaside group has been in the telecommunications business in Nova Scotia for 40 years. Seaside Communications Inc. provides Cable TV, Telephone and Internet services to Glace Bay, Dominion, New Waterford and surrounding areas such as Baddeck, Louisbourg and St. Peter’s. Sister company, Seaside Wireless Communications Inc. provides fixed-wireless Internet to rural areas throughout a territory covering ten counties and 30,000 square kilometers of northeastern Nova Scotia, stretching from Cape Chignecto on the Bay of Fundy to Meat Cove on the northern tip of Cape Breton. We are proud to deliver superior customer service at the best prices. Being locally owned and operated, our owners and employees are your neighbours, friends and family members. We are Cape Breton Proud!
SimplyCast is a global leader in multi-channel marketing automation. With thousands of clients in over 175 countries, SimplyCast provides a solution for organizations to reach customers with personalized messages through their preferred mode of communication.
New Dawn Enterprises
Founded in 1976, New Dawn Enterprises Limited is a volunteer-directed Community Development Corporation that operates a number of ventures that serve the needs of the community and create a culture of self-reliance.
Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus is located in Sydney and offers a range of programs and a friendly learning atmosphere. Over 1,300 students are able to train for jobs in the current marketplace and balance classroom learning with practical training in modern, up to date facilities right here in Sydney. Marconi Campus is one of thirteen NSCC campuses around the province training over 25,000 students in various programs.
Social Capital Score
The Social Capital Score is displayed in the header at the top of the website and measures the vibrancy of our community ecosystem . The score increases as more posts, likes, dislikes, and comments are added to this website. Social Capital facilitates the knowledge transfer, skill development, and relationships between our people that are needed to make more good things happen in our community.
Benefits for you
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Learn how you can immediately benefit by using goCapeBreton.com: How it can help you
Local merchants want you to walk into their businesses and try their products so much that they are willing to give you a free gift with no strings attached.
Awards and prizes are granted to members who make unique contributions to the success of the goCapeBreton.com community.
Easy-to-follow tutorials are available to help you make the most of this website! Browse tutorials
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Who manages the site and content?
Do I have to sign up to use goCapeBreton.com?
You can view content without having to sign up. But, you must sign up to post a comment, article, or anything else. Sign up is fast and easy!
Can information be posted anonymously?
Yes and no. Most information posted on goCapeBreton.com cannot be anonymous. That is by design to avoid inappropriate and thoughtless "drive by" comments you often find on many other websites. There are some sections of goCapeBreton.com that do allow you to post anonymously, such as when you are looking for a job.
Why not Facebook?
Facebook is "hyper-personal" but not "hyper-local". Most of the content on a Facebook timeline is not local. And, the timeline format means that content is not organized by topic, resulting in only the newest content gaining visibility. With a community website, all content, whether new or old, has equal value and needs to be properly organized. Shared calendars, resource libraries, crowdsourced maps, and other features are not possible in Facebook. Facebook is great for sharing personal information with your friends and family. But, when you have something to share with your broader local community, you cannot do so effectively. Sure, you can create a Facebook page for your business and event, but then how do you go about help letting people know that the page even exists? That's the hard part. goCapeBreton.com serves as the first place our local community can go to to find valuable information, including your Facebook page. If everyone in our community is coming to one place to find information about help the community, then it is much more likely that your news will be found and shared. So, keep your Facebook account for sharing your vacation photos and dinner menu with your friends, but come to goCapeBreton.com to share information you want to be known beyond your Facebook friends. Individuals and businesses can use goCapeBreton.com to promote their websites, Facebook pages, blogs, events, and more.
Does goCapeBreton.com replace other community websites?
No. goCapeBreton.com is designed to make it easier for people to find out about help everything in our community by offering the first place to go to. If you already have your own website, that's great .... use goCapeBreton.com to guide people to your website. If you need a website that makes it really, really easy for you to post and share news and information, then use goCapeBreton.com as your own mini-website (it's free too).
Can I advertise on goCapeBreton.com?
Yes. Post whatever you want, whenever you want for free. This includes ads, coupons, deals of the day, sales, and more. Your posting will appear just like any other. It will not be a conventional banner ad. Just be reasonable about help your posts and keep them fresh (i.e, if the big sale is over, then take down the ad).
If you would like a more prominent profile on goCapeBreton.com, you can sponsor specific sections (such as business, sports, education, etc.). It only costs as little as a few dollars per day. View advertising options