host picture

December 2009 Archives

2009 Year-End Quiz

Posted by Glenn Carey

The MLAs for Glace Bay, Cape Breton Centre and Cape Breton North take part in the first annual Information Morning Year-End Quiz. The NDP's Frank Corbett, the Conservatives' Cecil Clarke and Liberal Dave Wilson engage in a battle of memory and wit. (runs 18:38)

Year-ender SEVEN - John Malcom

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our series of year end interviews with Cape Breton newsmakers continues, we review the welfare of healthcare in Cape Breton with the CEO of the Cape Breton District Health Authority, John Malcom. (runs 16:12)

Year-ender SIX - Ross McCurdy

Posted by Glenn Carey

After 42 years as a prominent player in Cape Breton's economy, DEVCO will be absorbed into ECBC on December 31, 2009. Ross McCurdy is the last DEVCO President, he reflects on the corporation. (runs 15:20)

Year-ender FIVE - Jim Wooder

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Chair of the Sydney Marine Group, Jim Wooder, reflects on a low tide year and looks toward a high water mark in 2010, as part of our series of year-end chats with Cape Breton news makers.  (runs 14:48)

Year-ender FOUR - John Harker

Posted by Glenn Carey

As our series of year-end interviews continues, Cape Breton University President John Harker reflects on the past year at the institution.  (runs 15:09)

A Seasonal Story

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our community historian, Jolly Ol' Jim St. Clair, shares another of his original Cape Breton stories for the season.  (runs 7:41)

Cape Breton Chordsmen

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton Chordsmen offer a donation to our Light Up A Life fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia, and warm up their vocal chords to give us a song of the season. (10:22)

Year-ender THREE - Darrell Dexter

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter reflects on an historic year in Nova Scotia politics and looks ahead to 2010 as our series of year end interviews continues.  (runs 18:47)

Snow Much Fun

Posted by Glenn Carey

It's all downhill at Ski Ben Eoin, Manager Kevin MacInnis gives us a preview of the season that is officially underway at the ski hill. (runs 5:41)

Year-ender TWO - JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

Posted by Glenn Carey

In our series of year end conversations, we check with JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon, the Director of the Cape Breton Family Place Resource Center, about what kind of year it's been for children and families. (runs16:32)

Year-ender ONE - Chambers of Commerce

Posted by Glenn Carey

We check with the Chambers of Commerce for Sydney and the Strait area in the first of a series of conversations about the year that was and the one that could be - in our feature year-end interviews. (runs 16:30)

Powerful Ideas

Posted by Glenn Carey

A task force on reaching renewable energy targets in Nova Scotia includes deregulation in its list of recommendations. Task Force member Dr. David Wheeler tells us what else is on the list. (runs 8:15)

High Drama At the High Court

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reaction and reflection on the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada not to hear arguments for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality's lawsuit against the province over equalization. Reporter Peggy MacDonald reports. (runs 10:19)

Looking At The Lawsuit

Posted by Glenn Carey

After being denied twice in Nova Scotia, the Supreme Court of Canada makes it three set-backs in a row now that it's said it won't hear the case over equalization. We get a political perspective from Cape Breton University's Tom Urbaniak.  (runs 8:53)

New Boss, Same Management

Posted by Glenn Carey

David Tunney, the Executive Director of the Children's Aid Society for Cape Breton-Victoria, talks about the operations end of moving from a private agency to the Department of Community Services.  (runs 8:37)

Radar Base Clean-Up

Posted by Glenn Carey

After years of wrangling, the Department of National Defence will begin to clean up the contaminated soil on the old radar base site in Sydney, owned by New Dawn Enterprises. DND Project Manager Lisa Riley explains. (runs 7:34)

More Questions Than Answers

Posted by Glenn Carey

The RCMP released the report into the death of John Simon in Wagmatcook, and conclude the police officer who shot him will not be charged. CBC Reporter Joan Weeks has more. (runs 8:47)

Crisis Intervention

Posted by Glenn Carey

George Savoury, Senior Director of Family and Children's Services & Community Supports for Adults for Nova Scotia, discusses what's involved in taking over services from the Children's Aid Society of Cape Breton-Victoria. (runs 7:53)

Bank Withdrawal

Posted by Glenn Carey

East Coast Credit Union plans to close branches in North East Margaree and D'Escousse by the end of February. Doug Hastings, President and CEO of East Coast Credit Union, is the man who made that recommendation.  (runs 8:09)

Cape Breton Highlands Academy - Part 5 of 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Information Morning Goes to School Contest winner was Cape Breton Highlands Academy in Terre Noire. Here is Part 5 of our show.  (runs 19:45)

Cape Breton Highlands Academy - Part 4 of 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Information Morning Goes to School Contest winner was Cape Breton Highlands Academy in Terre Noire. Here is Part 4 of our show.  (runs 22:38)

Cape Breton Highlands Academy - Part 3 of 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Information Morning Goes to School Contest winner was Cape Breton Highlands Academy in Terre Noire. Here is Part 3 of our show.  (runs 20:02)

Cape Breton Highlands Academy - Part 2 of 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Information Morning Goes to School Contest winner was Cape Breton Highlands Academy in Terre Noire. Here is Part 2 of our show.  (runs 21:13)

Cape Breton Highlands Academy - Part 1 of 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Information Morning Goes to School Contest winner was Cape Breton Highlands Academy in Terre Noire. Here is Part 1 of our show.  (runs 19:50)

Information Morning Goes To School Show

Posted by Glenn Carey

Information Morning Goes to School Contest winner was Cape Breton Highlands Academy in Terre Noire. You can hear the show (in 5 parts), under More Features, click here: Cape Breton Highlands Academy

Roundabout Review

Posted by Glenn Carey

The new Alexandra Street roundabout in Sydney is leaving some drivers' heads spinning. Reporter Bobby Nock takes a tour 'round the roundabout and will get some straight answers from the Department of Transportation's roundabout expert. (runs 6:11)

Shoring Up Our Coastline

Posted by Glenn Carey

There's a sea of information in the new provincial report on the "State of Nova Scotia's Coast" and what threatens them. We speak to Justin Huston, the chair of the Provincial Oceans Network. (runs 11:04)

Grief Counselling

Posted by Glenn Carey

As Cape Breton continues to mourn for James Delorey, Cathy MacDougall, a social worker with a private practise in Sydney, explains grief counselling when public tragedies hit a community. (runs 7:45)

Sadness And Reflection

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Joan Weeks on reaction about the passing of seven-year-old James Delorey from those who helped search for the young South Bar boy. (runs 9:10)

Search And Rescue

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Breton Regional Police Constable Ken Routledge was the Search Commander during the intensive search and rescue of seven-year-old James Delorey of South Bar.  (runs 10:55)

Searching South Bar

Posted by Glenn Carey

The search for a missing autistic boy in South Bar continues, seven-year-old James Delorey hasn't been seen since Saturday. Search and rescue personnel and countless volunteers have been combing the area day and night. (runs 6:30)

On The Mat At CBU

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Capers' Mens Basketball team is keeping in shape this season by taking up... Yoga. Sports Columnist Charlie Cuff moves into position at a recent session. (runs 8:10)

A Flu Review

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Strang, talks about H1N1 and the seasonal flu vaccine and their availability in the province. (runs 13:29)

Wind Warning Wind Fall

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet Heather Davis, a woman in Cheticamp who's getting ready to test a vertical wind turbine to harness the power of Les Suêtes along Cape Breton's north west coast. (runs 6:31)

H1N1 Clinics Update

Posted by Glenn Carey

Now, anyone can get an H1N1 flu vaccination - but how are the line-ups these days? And did you know, there's a limited supply of the Seasonal Flu Vaccine? We get an update on what you need to know about the flu season. (runs 6:27)

A Sea of Good Intentions

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans floats the idea of creating one new protected area off Nova Scotia's coast. That proposal sounds good to some, and sounds concern to others. We wade into the issue. (runs 9:02)

Higher Education

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia's Deputy Minister of Education is about to take a new job as President of St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB. Dennis Cochrane talks about his career. (runs 9:18)

Sparking Concern

Posted by Glenn Carey

The idea of consolidating fire stations in the CBRM has prompted firefighters to sound the alarm against doing that. We view the issue through the prism of response times with Jody Wrathall, the president of the local firefighters association. (runs 6:40)

Holy Angels Future

Posted by Glenn Carey

The issue of whether Holy Angels High School in Sydney will close in the near future was on the agenda at last night's gathering of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board. We have more on what was said and debated about the century old school.  (runs 9:37)