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April 2010 Archives

A Re-gifting Idea

Posted by Glenn Carey

We explore a very successful idea called "ReGive A Book Campaign" - where people donated books and DVDs to help expand the shelves of the Eastern Counties Regional Library. (runs 8:23)

VLT Profits

Posted by Glenn Carey

First Nations V-L-Ts is a thriving sector of Nova Scotia's gambling economy, despite Nova Scotia's responsible gaming strategy. Reporter Jack Julian has the story. (runs 11:04)

       

The Rules Of Law

Posted by Glenn Carey

RCMP Staff Sergeant Archie Thompson speaks to us about the details and changes to the policing agreement with Wagmatcook First Nation. (runs 9:29)

Investing In The Future

Posted by Glenn Carey

Marcie MacKay, co-ordinator for the Developmental Assets Project, updates us on the project to engage young people and steer them away from risky behaviour in the CBRM. (runs 8:45)

Jim St. Clair - W. P. Hussey

Posted by Glenn Carey

Community Historian Jim St. Clair introduces us to William Penn Hussey, who showed up on the west coast of Cape Breton 122 years ago, and laid the foundations for the future town of Inverness. (runs 8:47)

A Lesson In Frustration

Posted by Glenn Carey

Parents in the Sherbrooke area are disappointed with the school review process and they want to band together with rural communities across Nova Scotia to come up with a new lesson plan for education. Kalysa Archibald is a member of the "Save Community Schools" group. (runs 11:07)

Indigenous Issues

Posted by Glenn Carey

Mi'kmaq Band Councillor and educator Lindsay Marshall is in New York taking part in the Ninth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations. We ask him about the session. (runs 7:05)

Little Sluggers

Posted by Glenn Carey

With the Little League baseball season just around the corner, Information Morning Sports Columnist Charlie Cuff has been wondering how healthy is the state of the game locally? (runs 7:50)

Helping Hands

Posted by Glenn Carey

CUSO-VSO is in Sydney recruiting volunteers to work on development projects in 40 countries around the world. Marian White, Public Engagement Officer for Atlantic Canada is hosting an information session tonight. (runs 7:38)

Remembering Ned

Posted by Glenn Carey

The sudden death of Councillor Ned MacDonald leaves Inverness County reeling. Inverness Oran editor and our municipal correspondent, Rankin MacDonald, speaks about Ned's legacy. (runs 8:47)

Autism Training

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Wendy Martin attended a training session for emergency personnel in Cape Breton, who are learning to better handle situations involving people with autism. (runs 9:31)

Coyote Bounty?

Posted by Glenn Carey

Mike O'Brien, the Manager of the Fur Bearers and Upland Game Program for the Department of Natural Resources, explains the new bounty, and we ask wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft what he thinks of the idea. (runs 15:19)

Small Business, Big Commitment

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet three women entrepreneurs who will share their advice at the 5th Annual "Women In Business Conference" in Baddeck. (runs 12:07)

A Summer Long Soiree

Posted by Glenn Carey

Paul Gallant, the tourism development officer for Cheticamp, shares details of the annual Festival de L'Escaouette which highlights Acadian culture and features local performers. (runs 10:27)

Jim St. Clair - Letters

Posted by Glenn Carey

Letters written to family members can reveal so much about our past, our Community Historian Jim St. Clair tells us what one packet of letters reveals for a family from Port Hastings. (runs 9:18)

Remembering The Patrick Morris

Posted by Glenn Carey

We talk with Connie Drake who was aboard the ferry, MV Patrick Morris, the day it sank off Cape Breton, 40 years ago, and with Gordon MacLeod about a memorial service planned for today in North Sydney. (runs 13:42)

Organ And Tissue Donation

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton District Health Authority has introduced a new policy that hopes to save more lives. Janet Evans, the Organ and Tissue Donation Resource Nurse with the Authority, explains the policy. (runs 7:25)

Crab Quota Reduction

Posted by Glenn Carey

We ask Leonard LeBlanc, President of the Gulf-Nova Scotia Fishermen's Coalition, about cuts to this year's crab quota, and what those cuts will mean for the Cheticamp area. (runs 10:09)

Membertou Rules

Posted by Glenn Carey

Dan Christmas, Senior Advisor to Membertou First Nation, explains why it wants to draft its own laws and govern itself, and what first steps its taking toward self-governance. (runs 9:35)

Coal, The Next Generation

Posted by Glenn Carey

Kim Doane, a Manager in the Petroleum Resources Division for the Department of Energy, tells us about bids to explore for coal gas in a huge tract of land between Sydney and Glace Bay. (runs 7:29)

Letter Of The Law

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Wagmatcook Band Council has issued a letter of expectations for the RCMP as part of a new contract agreement for policing in the First Nation Community. Brian Arbuthnot, the Director of Operations, explains. (runs 9:44)

Mystery Solved

Posted by Glenn Carey

We connect some clues and discover the source of small yellow signs posted around Sydney, last week. Mary Beth Doucette, Chair of the Cape Breton Dragonboat Festival explains. (runs 6:39)

Contracting Broadband

Posted by Glenn Carey

CBC Reporter Joan Weeks has more information on the bids to bring broadband to Nova Scotia, and why the most expensive bid won the contract. (runs 7:49)

Making The Grade

Posted by Glenn Carey

We speak with school advisory committee members from three of the eight schools up for review for closure by the Cape Breton Victoria School Board. (runs 16:11)

Peepers Past

Posted by Glenn Carey

The peepers song was a seasonal signal for folks at Louisbourg, Sandy Balcom is an historian at the Fortress of Louisbourg, and he tells us about a reference to spring peepers in journals from their archives. (runs 9:38)

Budget Breakdown

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Presidents of the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce and the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce express their reaction to the recent Nova Scotia Budget. (runs 9:26)

Saving, Spending And Taxing

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Nova Scotia Budget delivered by Finance Minister Graham Steele has a mix of measures, and he explains how they add up to more fiscal balance for Nova Scotia. (runs 10:21)

Compensation Contribution

Posted by Glenn Carey

Father Paul Abbass tells us how many parishes in the Diocese of Antigonish have come forward with money to compensate sexual abuse victims. (runs 6:06)

A Powerful Idea

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia Power and NewPage are back with new plans to build a biomass facility for Port Hawkesbury. We hear from NSP, NewPage, and head of the Woodlot Owners Assocation in Nova Scotia on the pros and cons of the new plan.  (runs 12:19)

Training First Responders

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Meet the expert in autism who'll be training first responders on how best to help those with autism during a crisis. (runs 9:23)

Patient Travel Costs

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Find out how Nova Scotia's new plan to help pay out-of-province travel and accommodations will work. (runs 7:46)