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January 2010 Archives

Sable Island Status

Posted by Glenn Carey

Some people oppose Sable Island being designated a National Park. Kevin McNamee, the Director of the Park Establishment Branch for Parks Canada, explains what the designation could mean for the Island.  (runs 10:21)

Maritime Magazine Excerpt

Posted by Glenn Carey

On Sunday, Jan. 31, Reporter Wendy Martin presents a documentary on the challenges the Catholic Church has faced in the past year in eastern Nova Scotia. One of the featured guests is former nun Marie-Louise Sampson in Petit de Grat. (runs 5:53)

The New Bishop

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet Brian Dunn, the new Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish; we ask him about the job, and how he plans to help his congregations put a crisis behind them. (runs 12:39)

Financial Savings

Posted by Glenn Carey

Two small communities in Cape Breton get a second chance to save their credit unions. We ask representatives from the communities what the next step will be. (runs 11:15)

Focus On Film

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Breton University Professor Ruby Ramji is home from the Sundance International Film Festival in Utah. She describes what she saw. (runs 7:14)

Soul Responsibility

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Brian Dunn becomes the new Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish. CBC Reporter Wendy Martin travelled to the town yesterday and brings us a round-up of the Bishop's installation. (runs 6:53)

One Island To Another

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Meet a woman who lives in Louisbourg who's just returned from Haiti. Dr. Bibianna MacLeod shares her experiences of offering comfort and aid in amongst the devastation.
(runs 10:10)

Minding Your Own Business

Posted by Stan Kennedy


We profile the 3 CB finalists in the Innovacorp I-3 technology start-up competition - including Billdidit, the makers of the Coady Clutch! (runs 12:52)

A Protest To Parliament

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Rallies to protest Stephen Harper's decision to prorogue the House of Commons were held across the country this weekend. One of them took place in Sydney and CBC Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee was there. (runs 7:08)

A SANE Idea

Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

The Cape Breton InterAgency on Family Violence has a way to help ease the trauma of sexual assault.  But its been turned down by the province.  CBC Reporter Joan Weeks brings us that story.  (runs 10:06)

Pray And Pay

Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

Parishes in Cape Breton now know what they'll have to contribute to the Church settlement for victims of sexual abuse by priests in the Antigonish Diocese.  We get an overview of the plan and reaction from one of the parishes.  We hear from Father Paul Abbass and from John Angione, Chair of the Parish Council for St. Leonard's Parish in New Waterford.  (runs 11:44)

Helping Haiti

Posted by Glenn Carey

When Canada sends troops into a battle zone, it's clear who the enemy is and how soldiers should respond. But what happens when troops are into disaster zones like Haiti. Retired Major-General Lewis MacKenzie explains the challenges. (runs 7:44)

Heart Strings To Purse Strings

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Bretoners are opening their wallets to donate to the relief effort in Haiti. Nelson MacCormack, District Community Supervisor at the Sydney office of the Red Cross, tells us how much is coming in and what that money is being used for. (runs 7:32)

Fallow Farm

Posted by Glenn Carey

While ECBC is sifting through the latest crop of proposals for part of the defunct DEVCO Farm, CBC Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan paid a visit to the Point Edward property. (runs 7:33)

Justice Delayed

Posted by Glenn Carey

Wagmatcook First Nation requests a public inquiry into the RCMP shooting death of John Simon, and want to contract their policing requirements to the Cape Breton Regional Police Service. Brian Arbuthnot is the Director of Operations of the Band, and Ross Landry is the Nova Scotia Justice Minister, they describe their recent meeting. (runs 14:55)

Community Investment

Posted by Glenn Carey

Pooling resources and venturing into new territory is the goal of the BCA Group, and they hope you'll take the plunge and invest in their new venture capital fund for Cape Breton, hear their plans.  (runs 8:26)

Living With Depression

Posted by Glenn Carey

Hear the first hand experience of a Cape Breton man coping with depression, Brooke Oland of Middle River tells his story to Information Morning host Steve Sutherland. (runs 13:17)

A Pain In The Arts

Posted by Glenn Carey

When Cape Breton University closed its Gallery 2, it left a group of Cape Breton artists without a venue. Now a year later, the group is still on the hunt for a place to hang its work, Reporter Yvonne Leblanc-Smith has the story. (runs 5:10)

Helping Hands - Part Five

Posted by Glenn Carey

In the conclusion, the CBC's Holly Conners presents a panel discussion about the support we offer to seniors in Cape Breton, and the support we offer to those who take care of seniors in our community.   (runs 18:57)

Rare Lichen Found

Posted by Glenn Carey

Tom Neily is a botanist who discovered a "super" tree covered in a rare species of lichen in Richmond County, he talks about his find. (runs 6:15)

Strike Check Up

Posted by Glenn Carey

How will a CUPE strike affect healthcare for Cape Bretoners?  We get the prognosis from representatives with the two health districts that serve the Island.   (runs 10:56)

CBRM Dutch Elm

Posted by Glenn Carey

As the Cape Breton Regional Municipality deals with the devastation from Dutch Elm disease, an urban forester from Truro explains how they're dealing with the problem there. (runs 9:38)

Helping Hands - Part Four

Posted by Glenn Carey

In part four of her series, CBC Reporter Holly Connors looks at how we help seniors in our communities to "live well in a place they call home".  Today, Holly visits a group who gather once a week for tea in St. Ann's Bay.   (runs 12:35)

The Last Strike

Posted by Glenn Carey

As the deadline for a CUPE strike lurches closer, Reporter Wendy Martin remembers the last time CUPE members went out and how schools in Cape Breton responded.   (runs 10:28)

Helping Hands - Part Three

Posted by Glenn Carey

In part three, CBC Reporter Holly Conners explores the system of support that exists on our Island to make sure seniors have quality of life in their own homes or in a place that becomes home, today, caring for the caregivers.   (runs 12:34)

Cyclists Challenged

Posted by Glenn Carey

A new year and a new promise, cyclists in Cape Breton commit to test their mettle and sign up for the Velo Cape Breton 52 Week Bike Challenge, co-ordinator Shelly Porter explains. (runs 4:22)

Clearing The Air

Posted by Glenn Carey

New regulations in the province require Nova Scotia Power to cut down its mercury emissions, Mark Savory, Vice President of Technical and Construction Services, explains how the company plans to do it.   (runs 6:41)

Helping Hands - Part Two

Posted by Glenn Carey

CBC Reporter Holly Conners profiles a Cape Breton senior citizen who's making use of services that allow her to remain in her home, in the community, as long as possible. (runs 8:32)

Helping Hands - Part One

Posted by Glenn Carey

In the first part of her series, CBC Reporter Holly Conners examines the state of services available in Cape Breton that allow senior citizens to live well, in a place they call home.   (runs 11:33)

Port Development

Posted by Glenn Carey

Following last week`s announcement where the Port of Sydney will team up with the Ports of Philadelphia and Delaware, Jim Brennan, an industry analyst, explains the bigger picture in the world of shipping. (runs 9:46)

Shipping News

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Sydney Marine Group signed an agreement with the Ports of Philadelphia and Delaware to join forces, Jim Paylor is with the International Longshoreman's Association and one of the key players. (runs 8:48)

Credit Concerns

Posted by Glenn Carey

Laurie Cranton, co-chair of the concerned members' committee of the Northeast Margaree Credit Union, explains how people in Northeast Margaree plan to fight the proposed closure of their branch. (runs 8:55)

Strike Looming

Posted by Glenn Carey

The threat of a CUPE strike has each Health District in Nova Scotia preparing contingency plans, CBC Reporter Peggy MacDonald has the story of how a strike will impact health care. (runs 7:28)

Gift Card Regulations

Posted by Glenn Carey

Effective February 1st, the Nova Scotia government will introduce new Gift Card regulations to protect consumers and businesses, Maggie MacDonald is a senior policy analyst with Service Nova Scotia, and she has some helpful advice about gift cards. (runs 7:04)

Generating Concern

Posted by Glenn Carey

Brent Denny, Deputy Fire Chief in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, offers safety advice and procedures when using a gas powered generator. (runs 8:56)

Year-ender NINE - Helene Robichaud

Posted by Glenn Carey

A look back and look out on the Cape Breton Highlands National Park with the Superintendent Helene Robichaud, in the the last of our series of year-end interviews. (runs 15:01)

The Mental Health Beat

Posted by Glenn Carey

Police and health professionals teamed up to create a Mental Health Liason Officer in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee has the story. (runs 8:48)

Year-ender EIGHT - John Lynn

Posted by Glenn Carey

As our series of year-end interviews continues, we evaluate ECBC's bottom line and look ahead to 2010 with the CEO of Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, John Lynn. (runs 15:33)