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February 2010 Archives

Our Canada Reads 1 - Generation X

Posted by Stan Kennedy

The Information Morning Book Panel begins to review the 5 books on this year's "Canada Reads" list, for the book the entire country should read. Up first, understanding Generation X - by Douglas Coupland. (runs 9:13)

Closed For The Season

Posted by Stan Kennedy

The Information Centre in Inverness won't be welcoming visitors this summer. We find out why. (runs 6:37)

Hoops And Hoopla At CBU

Posted by Stan Kennedy

The CBU Women's Capers welcome the best in their league this weekend as they go for another Atlantic University Sport Championship. (runs 12:03)

Peer Tutoring

Posted by Stan Kennedy

From reducing one type of risk to another. We hear more about some innovative programs that extend a helping hand to parents to keep their kids on the right path. (runs 10:48)

Rising Sea Levels, Rising Anxiety

Posted by Glenn Carey

Find out how a professor from the University of Ottawa is helping Isle Madame get ready for the affects of climate change. Dan Lane is the Canadian Co-director of an international study called "C-Change: Managing Adaptation to Environmental Change." (runs 9:26)

An Asset To The Community

Posted by Glenn Carey

Find out how and why a project called Developmental Assets aims to help young people and the community stop drug abuse. Marcie MacKay is the project co-ordinator. (runs 9:16)

Take A Number

Posted by Glenn Carey

This is the first day of Marine Atlantic's new reservation system for truckers wanting to take the ferry. Marine Atlantic President and CEO Wayne Follett describes how it will work. (runs 8:22)

Farm Friends

Posted by Glenn Carey

The residents at the Alderwood Guest Home in Baddeck love to welcome visitors, so Brooke Oland of Middle River gathered together some of his four legged friends for a little visit. (runs 3:14)

Honouring Irving

Posted by Glenn Carey

CBC Reporter Yvonne Leblanc-Smith attended a tribute to the longtime Sydney businessman Irving Schwartz, here are some highlights from the evening. (runs 5:25)

Rural Leaders

Posted by Glenn Carey

Two Cape Breton grads of the first Rural Leadership Development Program say they didn't really see themselves as leaders, until now. And the Interim Director of the Extension Dept. of St. FX shares plans to expand the program to other parts of Cape Breton. (runs 15:25)

Getting On The Right Path

Posted by Glenn Carey

We talk with the Director of the Atlantic PATH Cancer Study, David Thompson, to find out why he's making a plea to Cape Bretoners to take part in one of the biggest cancer studies in Canadian history  (runs 7:01)   Phone # : 1-877-285-7284

Logging Time

Posted by Glenn Carey

Community Historian Jim St. Clair takes us to visit a one-of-a-kind architectural find, it may be the only surviving log house on Cape Breton Island. (runs 11:07)

Expense Ethics

Posted by Glenn Carey

Chris MacDonald, a philosophy professor from St. Mary's University in Halifax, talks about the ethics of MLA spending and about how to decide what's right and what's wrong. (runs 8:25)

Your Way To Wellness

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Guysborough-Antigonish-Strait Health Authority has openings in its free program for people who suffer from chronic illness. Coordinator Laurie Smith explains the program. (runs 7:35)

Give Us Light

Posted by Glenn Carey

The St. Paul Island Historical Society is getting ready to open a new museum in Dingwall, Society Director Hamilton Carter explains their plans to repatriate a lighthouse that used to serve as a beacon on the island. (runs 7:14)

Night Light

Posted by Glenn Carey

A group looking to preserve the history of lighthouses on Isle Madame has been established. Margaret Herdman is a member of the new lighthouse preservation committee. (runs 4:57)

Expense Fallout

Posted by Glenn Carey

The NS Auditor General's report on MLA expenses has everyone talking, so, we head across the Cabot Strait to compare notes with Newfoundland & Labrador, where a spending situation has been rocking the rock for 3 and half years. (runs 9:51)

Private Pain, Public Prevention

Posted by Glenn Carey

Helen Morrison is the Chair of the Family Violence Prevention Week Committee, she describes what's planned for next week and why you're being asked to wear purple. (runs 8:10)

Resource Recovery

Posted by Glenn Carey

Hear from the Nova Scotia partner in the Donkin Coal Project, and we find out why a long time resident says the mine will breath new life into her hometown. (runs 12:40)

P3 and School Boards

Posted by Glenn Carey

Both the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional and Strait Regional School Boards were featured in last week's Auditor-General's report concerning underpayments from the developers of their P3 Schools. We hear from Board representatives on the matter.  (runs 16:24)

Donkin Developments

Posted by Glenn Carey

Jeff Gerard, the chief development officer for Xstrata Coal, announced that the company plans to go ahead with the development of an underground coal mine in Donkin. (runs 5:07)

Leader Of The Pack

Posted by Glenn Carey

A Cape Bretoner is the new Commissioner of Scouting in Nova Scotia, Fred Whyte has been involved as a scout leader for almost thirty years, he talks about preparing for his new role. (runs 9:58)

Artistic Hotbed

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Conseil des Arts de Cheticamp is quite busy this winter with several projects underway, Artistic Director Paul Gallant explains their endeavours. (runs 9:17)

Adding Insult To Injury

Posted by Glenn Carey

Hear about a Cape Breton woman's struggle to cope with a brain injury and recoup medical expenses covered by car insurance premiums. CBC Reporter Jennifer Henderson has the story. (runs 10:52)

The Right To Read

Posted by Glenn Carey

The CNIB's "Right To Read" campaign, is a project to acquire funding for its Library Services. Duncan Williams, is the CNIB's Executive Director for the Maritimes, and he explains. (runs 8:32)

"Drive 'Er" At The Olympics

Posted by Glenn Carey

Here is an Olympic Postcard from Squamish, B.C., where David Jalla of Sydney is gearing up...or is that, gearing down... for the Winter Olympics. (runs 4:20)

Examining Expenses

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia MLA expenses are generating a lot of discussion after the release of the Auditor General's report. Former speaker Art Donahoe has been tasked to examine and overhaul the system of expenses. (runs 7:42)

A P-3 Learning Curve

Posted by Glenn Carey

The new Minister of Education Marilyn More is getting a quick lesson in Public Private Partnerships. We ask her about her response to the recent Auditor General's report. (runs 7:32)

Braking News

Posted by Glenn Carey

Regina lawyer Tony Merchant explains a class action lawsuit launched by Canadians -- including some Nova Scotians -- against Toyota over recent problems. (runs 6:35)

Alberta Re-Bound

Posted by Glenn Carey

The weather out west may be cold, but the economy of Alberta could soon be heating up again. CBC Reporter Wendy Martin explores what that means for some Cape Bretoners. (runs 9:38)

Expense Accountability

Posted by Glenn Carey

Eyebrows are raised over MLA expense accounts and P-3 contracts as the Auditor General goes through the provincial books with a fine toothed comb. Nova Scotia Auditor General Jacques Lapointe explains his report. (runs 14:32)

Baleine Past

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our community historian Jim St. Clair flipped through his big book of Cape Breton history and will focus on the fishing village of Baleine, in this week's edition of "Then and Now". (runs 10:58)

Future Options

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Chair of the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board, Lorne Green, explains what options are on the table to save the historic Holy Angels High School in Sydney from closing. (runs 7:06)

Downhill Dream

Posted by Glenn Carey

A U-S entrepreneur, Paul Mahar, wants to develop and manage a small ski hill. He explains his plans for Ski Cape Smokey in Ingonish. (runs 7:12)

Small Change, Big Payoff

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet two Cape Breton students who are part of a campaign to convince people to make pledges of action to help change the world. (runs 7:28)