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March 2010 Archives

Autism Training

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We find out how emergency personnel in Cape Breton will be trained to respond to emergencies involving people with Autism. (runs 13:00)

One Hot Topic

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Tonight in Sydney, Professors from Cape Breton University discuss the debate over climate change and global warning. (runs 8:51)

Riders or Hikers

Posted by Stan Kennedy

ATV riders and hikers in St. Peters' are at odds over the use of a local trail. Wendy Martin wheels on by with the latest. (runs 7:50)

Bike to Basics

Posted by Stan Kennedy

For years, we've been invited to imagine how the Sydney Tarponds could be used in the future. Hear about plans to create a Bike Academy for kids. (runs 6:53)

Flight Institute

Posted by Stan Kennedy

CBC reporter Joan Weeks brings us an update on the Flight School in Sydney that many expected to be up and flying by now. (runs 7:52)

Generational Differences

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We hear from a visiting scholar who'll be lecturing tonight at CBU who says if companies don't allow for generational differences in the workplace - they'll get left behind. (runs 15:09)

Fishing for Ideas

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We hear about a conference coming up this week in Cheticamp to discuss the sustainability of the fishery.  (runs 6:25)

Tar Ponds Clean Up

Posted by Stan Kennedy

It's been decades in the making. This week: workers are scheduled to start actually filling in the Sydney Tar Ponds. We get a status report from the project director. (runs 8:42)

Woodcarving Club

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Carving out a niche for themselves. We find out about a new woodworking club in Whycocomagh. (runs 7:43)

Class Dismissed

Posted by Stan Kennedy

The Strait Regional school board is closing an elementary school on the mainland and reviewing three more as enrollment continues to decline.

We spoke with Jack Beaton, the Superintendent of the Strait Regional School Board. (runs 7:34)

Moose On The Loose

Posted by Glenn Carey

We ask Derek Quann, acting manager of resource conservation for the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, what you should do if you encounter these imposing animals on the roads or in the woods. (runs 11:11)

Maple LNG

Posted by Glenn Carey

We find out from the General Manager for Maple LNG about the status of their project to bring a liquified natural gas terminal to Guysborough.  (runs 7:53)

Sustainability Initiative

Posted by Glenn Carey

Ross McCurdy, the inaugural Chief Operating Officer for the Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment at Cape Breton University, talks about his job and the Centre.  (runs 8:13)

Pluck Of The Irish

Posted by Glenn Carey

Community Historian Jim St. Clair shares the unusual tale of a single woman who emigrated to Cape Breton alone and set up a homestead by herself near Mabou. (runs 9:09)

Ice And Easy

Posted by Glenn Carey

We haven't seen and won't be seeing as much ice off our coast as in years gone by. Lionel Hache, an ice specialist at Environment Canada offers his thoughts on why. (runs 4:38)

Chemical Inaction

Posted by Glenn Carey

Keltic Petrochemicals has suspended its plans to build a processing facility in Guysborough County. Warden Lloyd Hines explains what that means for his municipality and for people on this side of the Causeway. (runs 10:20)

A Recipe For Raising Revenue

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Inverness Cottage Workshop launchs a new fundraising cookbook this week, and Executive Director Cindy O'Neil highlights other ideas that are simmering to help build the budget. (runs 7:30)

The Battle Against MS

Posted by Glenn Carey

A woman in D'Escousse, Richmond County, leads a charge to have Nova Scotians with Multiple Scelorosis eligible to undergo a controversial procedure. Reporter Peggy MacDonald brings us the story. (runs 10:38)

A Guiding Light For Chapel Island

Posted by Glenn Carey

Lindsay Marshall of the Potlotek Youth Program explains how Chapel Island plans to put money from the government's "Lighthouses Program" to good use to help kids in the community. (runs 7:20)

Clipper Race Returns

Posted by Glenn Carey

We ask Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation what Cape Breton can expect to get out of its Clipper Round The World yacht investment. Lauri Taylor is coordinating the Clipper Project for ECBC. (runs 8:55)

Mystery Guest

Posted by Glenn Carey

Information Morning host Steve Sutherland has an interview scheduled but he doesn't know who the guest is. You will find out who the mystery person is when he does.  (runs 4:19)

GO ! Coming To CB

Posted by Glenn Carey

From CBC Radio One, Brent Bambury and GO! will be rocking the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, on Friday night, with lots of special guests including Cape Breton's own Tom Fun Orchestra. (runs 15:40)

Enjoy The Hoop-la

Posted by Glenn Carey

Jim Charters, coach of the CBU Caper's Mens Basketball team, talks about the AUS Championship that starts Friday at C200 in Sydney. (runs 4:18)

Questions Remain

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Wendy Martin tells us why the report into the shooting death of John Simon, of Wagmatcook First Nation, still doesn't provide all the answers the band and his family are looking for. (runs 12:04)

Crime Prevention

Posted by Glenn Carey

CBC Reporter Wendy Martin takes us to North Sydney to find out how the safer communities office has made a drastic difference there, as New Waterford gets set to open its own office. (runs 9:53)

Charlotte Without Joe and Herman

Posted by Glenn Carey

What will the closure of two Sydney institutions mean to the downtown? We have reaction from business operators, musicians and shoppers on Charlotte Street. (runs 6:42)

The ECMA Experience

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our Maritime Arts Producer Phlis MacGregor shares her thoughts on the weekend of workshops and East Coast Music in Sydney. (runs 10:21)

Down Under, Down Home

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet some visitors from Australia who are in town for the East Coast Music Awards, they tell us about the "Sydney Meets Sydney" music exchange. (runs 5:59)

ECMA Show Suggestions

Posted by Glenn Carey

Information Morning's ECMA correspondent Norma Jean MacPhee presents her ECMA Weekend Survival Guide of performances to attend. (runs 7:19)

Our Canada Reads 5 - Good To A Fault

Posted by Glenn Carey

For the final segment, the Information Morning Book Panel is "Good To A Fault", as it discusses the 5th book in this year's "Canada Reads" competition by Marina Endicott. (runs 7:43)

Dis-Lodged

Posted by Glenn Carey

An iconic Cape Breton tourist attraction will be scaled back. CBC Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith explains the changes coming at the Keltic Lodge in Ingonish. (runs 6:56)

Our Canada Reads 4 - Fall On Your Knees

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Information Morning Book Panel reflects back on this break-out book by Anne Marie MacDonald, one of the books selected for the 2010 National Canada Reads competition. (runs 7:27)

Beat Retreat

Posted by Glenn Carey

The community of Wagmatcook First Nation is still searching for a solution to its policing problem. CBRM CAO Jerry Ryan talks about the decision to withdraw, and we ask Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry what happens now. (runs 10:29)

Policing Wagmatcook

Posted by Glenn Carey

The CBRM has withdrawn from negotiations to provide policing in Wagmatcook First Nation. Brian Arbuthnot is the Director of Operations for Wagmatcook, and he explains what the community will do now. (runs 8:43)

Climate Change On Our Coasts

Posted by Glenn Carey

Glace Bay residents learn about the threat of coastal erosion, and find out more about a project to study and address the issue there. (runs 6:21)

Our Canada Reads 3 - Nikolski

Posted by Glenn Carey

In part three, the Information Morning Book Panel shares its view of one of the books in this year's "Canada Reads" competition: "Nikolski", originally written in French, by Montreal's Nicolas Dickner. (runs 10:00)

The March Bird Hour

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Bird Hour Phone-In with Dave Harris and Dave McCorquodale. Our bird experts take your phone calls, and your comments, questions and observations about birds in Cape Breton. (runs 38:46)

Weight Loss Story

Posted by Glenn Carey

CBC Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee introduces us to Paul MacKenzie, a Cape Breton man who could be an inspiration to anyone who wants to drop a few pounds. (runs 7:51)

Our Canada Reads 2 - The Jade Peony

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Information Morning Book Panel cracks open another of the novels in this year's "Canada Reads" competition, in part two, they discuss - The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy.   (runs 10:32)