If Trump Wins website prompts CNN visit to Cape Breton

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SYDNEY — Cape Breton is in the international spotlight today as one of America's most renowned news networks drops by for a visit.

CNN is filming on the Nova Scotia island today — talking with Cape Bretoners and shooting some of the scenery. Their interest in the island stems from the Cape Breton if Donald Trump Wins website created two weeks ago by Rob Calabrese, a radio host at 101.9 The Giant.

The website (cbiftrumpwins.com), which encourages Americans frustrated and bewildered by Trump's presidential candidacy to consider a move to Cape Breton, has drawn hundreds of thousands of online visits and thousands of inquiries from Americans.

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CNN's day in Cape Breton began at Smitty's restaurant in Sydney, where CNN correspondent Paula Newton interviewed several Cape Bretoners.

Newton and the crew arrived shortly before 8 a.m. and stayed for about an hour and a half, according to Smitty's supervisor Mary Ann MacVicar.

"It was pretty exciting to have people from CNN here," she said.

Cape Breton tourism officials say CNN's reports will be broadcast Wednesday on CNN International's flagship global affairs program, hosted by Christiane Amanpour.

Mary Tulle, CEO of Destination Cape Breton, says the CNN team talked to locals and a real estate agent in Sydney, and also travelled to rural Marion Bridge to have a look at a waterfront property.

(Cape Breton Post & CP files)

Organizations: CNN International

Geographic location: Cape Breton, SYDNEY, America Nova Scotia island Marion Bridge

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  • John
    March 02, 2016 - 18:40


  • Scott
    March 01, 2016 - 21:05

    Next US State.Cape Breton should see the opportunity to become the 51st State. With that much US interest in Cape Breton, (3 x size of Rhode Island),it should acquire Statehood. Perfect geographical location to strengthen Canada US relations.(no Border barriers). Take the attention seriously Cape Breton and take the leap to becoming the 51st State. Obama's Icing on the cake.

  • This Person
    March 01, 2016 - 14:33

    Uh oh an actual CNN TV crew? Now people in the US will know CB is just like Scranton, Pa. only with more snow.