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June 2010 Archives

Flight School Saga

Posted by Glenn Carey

CBC Reporter Joan Weeks does some plane speaking on the future of the Cape Breton Flight Institute in Sydney, and the Flying Phoenix Aviation Group of Yarmouth. (runs 8:06)

CB Post Editor

Posted by Glenn Carey

Tom Ayers, a long time reporter, has been named the new Director of Editorial for the Cape Breton Post. He discusses his new position at the paper. (runs 8:45)

Drivers With Dementia

Posted by Glenn Carey

A recent study says several thousand Nova Scotians should NOT be behind the wheel because of dementia. Reporter Joan Weeks brings us a look at that issue and what can be done to prevent a potential problem. (runs 9:53)

Link to the website mentioned in the report:  Not If But When

Take A Hike, Or Two, Or Three

Posted by Glenn Carey

Teams of hikers will tackle not one but three summits in the highlands this summer, Tom Wilson, one of the organizers of The Three Peak Challenge, hopes to pique your interest in the event. (runs 5:45)

For additional information, visit: The Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge

Remembering The Fallen

Posted by Glenn Carey

How best to remember Canada's fallen soldiers in Afghanistan, a Cape Breton war veteran and a military historian weigh in on that question as Cape Breton prepares for the repatriation of Sgt. Jimmy MacNeil, our first soldier killed in Afghanistan. (runs 7:40)

New Art Gallery

Posted by Glenn Carey

What's big and grey, and full of artwork? Sydney's new "Elephant Head Gallery". Reporter Holly Connors visited the new artist space and met curator Gwendolyn Aker. (runs 6:27)

Shake, Rattle and Bowl

Posted by Glenn Carey

The popular Heather Bowling Lanes in Sydney has closed. Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee spoke to a few of the last bowlers to roll a ball at the facility before they turned off the lights for good.  (runs 4:13)

Fashioning The G-8

Posted by Glenn Carey

Handmade handbags designed by two Cape Breton sisters will be featured in a virtual marketing campaign that hopes to cash in on the G-8 Summit hype. (runs 9:02)

View their designs at Fashion Collections

Waving The Baton

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton born conductor of Symphony Nova Scotia was recently awarded for his talents. Martin MacDonald talks about being recognized with a Canada Council for the Arts award for young conductors. (runs 6:53)

Marketing Levy Update

Posted by Glenn Carey

Recently, tourism organizations in Inverness County were surprised to discover, they won't be eligible for marketing money from ECBC. Marlene Usher, Executive Director General for Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, explains. (runs 6:52)

Directory Assistance

Posted by Glenn Carey

On Then and Now with Jim St. Clair, his fingers do the walking through the pages of history and lands on the topic of the telephone book - a 1955 Cape Breton directory. (runs 9:40)

Dead In The Water

Posted by Glenn Carey

ECBC pulls the plug on a project to grow baby lobsters on the West side of the Island because of a DFO policy. The director of the Baxter's Cove Lobster Enhancement Project is John MacInnis. (runs 5:35)

Aroma Arising

Posted by Glenn Carey

Lately, residents living near the Tar Ponds have been complaining of an unpleasant smell. Reporter Wendy Martin has an update on the odor that's wafting up as part of the continued clean-up. (runs 7:13)

New MLA For The Bay

Posted by Glenn Carey

Geoff MacLellan has been elected MLA in a by-election in the riding of Glace Bay. The new Member of the Legislative Assembly speaks with Information Morning host Steve Sutherland. (runs 10:47)

Addressing Addictions Issues

Posted by Glenn Carey

We revisit the problem of teen addictions in Cape Breton and the gap in services discovered by researchers at Cape Breton University with Dr. Linda Courey, head of Addictions Services at the Cape Breton District Health Authority. (runs 14:15)

Cape Breton Soldier Dies

Posted by Glenn Carey

Sergeant James "Jimmy" MacNeil of Glace Bay was killed Monday in Afghanistan, when he stepped on a roadside bomb. Petty Officer Derrick Nearing, fondly remembers his friend. (runs 5:57)

Musical Cabot Trail

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cabot Trail Working Association has produced new signs to help tourists find live music venues along the scenic drive. Kim Lemky is co-ordinator for the association, and she has the details. (runs 6:03)

Candidates Forum Glace Bay 7

Posted by Glenn Carey

The 5 candidates in the Glace Bay By-Election sum up why voters should cast a ballot for them, in the closing statements from our Information Morning All Candidates Forum. (runs 7:14)

Round The World Race

Posted by Glenn Carey

Hop aboard for a tour of the Cape Breton Island Clipper yacht - and meet Cape Bretoner Elisa Jenkins who's been aboard since Day One of the 2009-10 Round The World Clipper Race. (runs 12:56)

Candidates Forum Glace Bay 6

Posted by Glenn Carey

The candidates for the by-election in Glace Bay take on a question about small business and the issue of assistance for entrepreneurs in an excerpt from our All Candidates Forum. (runs 7:02)

Drawing On Her Talent

Posted by Glenn Carey

A Cape Breton cartoonist has just been published in the pages of the New Yorker Magazine. We ask Kate Beaton what its like to have more than a million people see her work. (runs 14:14)

Candidates Forum Glace Bay 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

An equal opportunity to discuss equalization. Hear a spirited exchange by candidates in the Glace Bay by-election to a question on that topic from our Information Morning All Candidates Forum. (runs 8:43)

Council Size

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our council coverage continues, Reporter Peggy MacDonald has highlights from last night's long meeting of Cape Breton Regional Council. (runs 10:44)

Making Waves In Mira Gut

Posted by Glenn Carey

One of the busiest beaches in Cape Breton could get an upgrade, people in the Mira community have set their sights on improving facilities at the favourite hot spot. (runs 10:19)

No Levy No Cash

Posted by Glenn Carey

When refusing to chip-in means being left-out, a group in Cheticamp says it may be paying the price for Inverness County's decision to go against a marketing levy for tourism promotion. (runs 10:05)

Candidates Forum Glace Bay 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

In another excerpt from our Information Morning All Candidates Forum, Glace Bay's five would-be MLAs discuss the issue of drugs in the community. (runs 10:13)

Cape Breton History

Posted by Glenn Carey

The students at Bras d'Or Elementary School will use music to travel through the mists of time, as they prepare to mount a history of Cape Breton Island, as part of the Clipper Round The World Race celebrations in Sydney. (runs 4:15)

Some Concrete Facts

Posted by Glenn Carey

Delegates from all over the world are in Sydney to see solidification and stabilization in action at the Tar Ponds Clean-Up, and to discuss the clean up technology. Meet Dr. Colin Hills, a professor from the UK, who's here for the SS Tech Conference. (runs 8:22)

Candidates Forum Glace Bay 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

The candidates vying for votes in the Glace Bay by-election tackle the idea of a pool for the riding and other factors that influence fitness in an excerpt from our all candidates forum. (runs 11:54)

Gridiron Glory

Posted by Glenn Carey

While the world is focused on "football" and the 2010 World Cup, Sports columnist Charlie Cuff tosses around the idea of a re-surgence in the game of football in Cape Breton.  (runs 10:31)

Shell Game

Posted by Glenn Carey

A New Brunswick company cracks into the Cape Breton market by sailing over to fish for crab, and leaving a bad taste in the mouths of Island plant owners and workers. (runs 8:34)

Candidates Forum Glace Bay 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

More from the floor of Glace Bay High, another excerpt from Information Morning's All Candidates Forum held for the riding of Glace Bay, featuring the 5 candidates - the issue: education. (runs 9:52)

Candidates Forum Glace Bay 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

All five candidates running in the Glace Bay by-election took to the stage in our Information Morning All Candidates Forum, in Part 1 - Opening Statements. (runs 7:34)

Clippers In Cape Breton

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Clipper 09-10 Round The World Yacht Race is making a stopover in Sydney and Louisbourg, the event features ten sleek vessels, representing countries, cities and regions--including the "Cape Breton Island--Nova Scotia's Masterpiece". Laurie Taylor is with ECBC and she's the local Clipper Project Coordinator.  (runs 8:09)

WWW: The World Wide Wait

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Wendy Martin has an update on how Seaside Communications is coming along with its plans to install broadband service to Cape Breton. (runs 9:37)

The War On Cancer

Posted by Glenn Carey

The new head of Cancer Care Nova Scotia is Dr. Carmen Giacomantonio, formerly of Cape Breton, he has been chosen to lead a co-ordinated charge in the battle against cancer, and on the system itself. (runs 9:26)

Surplus Lighthouses

Posted by Glenn Carey

Preserving lighthouses just got tougher, the federal government has listed more than 500 Canadian lighthouses as 'no longer needed', and these surplus icons could soon disappear altogether. (runs 6:24)

Glen Breton Battle

Posted by Glenn Carey

Glenora Distillery, Glenville, Cape Breton, launches a new product - "Battle of the Glen" - its a liquid spirit that reflects the fighting spirit of the Cape Breton Company after overcoming a challenge from the Scotch Whisky Association to use the term "Glen". (runs 8:36)

Apology And Forgiveness

Posted by Glenn Carey

During the Presbyterian Church of Canada's annual meeting in Sydney, the church offered an apology to victims of abuse at church run aboriginal schools, and Membertou Chief Terry Paul spoke about his experience. (runs 3:13)

Off And Running

Posted by Glenn Carey

Jamie Baillie is the first candidate in the Progressive Conservative leadership race to replace Rodney MacDonald in Nova Scotia, he dropped by our studio to introduce himself. (runs 10:34)

Horse Lovers

Posted by Glenn Carey

A Cape Breton couple saddle up and spend their wedding anniversary on a horse ride from Cheticamp to Coxheath, and Reporter David Burke grabbed the reins and corralled their story. (runs 4:54)

Liberation Reservations

Posted by Glenn Carey

Last week, Maxine Leblanc-David from D'Escousse was expected to receive the controversial Liberation Treatment in Bulgaria, Dr. Jock Murray, a Halifax neurologist, says it's too soon to get excited about this controversial operation for Multiple Sclerosis. (runs 7:41)

Two Hot Topics

Posted by Glenn Carey

We ask Nova Scotia Finance Minister Graham Steele about the province's plan to come up with a new gaming strategy, and to respond to the Auditor General's report. (runs 11:54)

Inspiring Aspiring Authors

Posted by Glenn Carey

Roch Carrier, the author of The Hockey Sweater, had some inspirational words for students at Harbourview Montessori School in Sydney during a recent visit. (runs 7:19)

Dredging Letter

Posted by Glenn Carey

Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, CEO, John Lynn explains ECBC doesn't have the money or the mandate to dredge Sydney Harbour, but discussions are ongoing to fund the project through other government departments. (runs 11:45)

No Betting

Posted by Glenn Carey

A former co-ordinator of problem gambling services for Nova Scotia, John LaRocque, tells us why he thinks now is the time to phase out VLTs in Nova Scotia. (runs 8:46)

Unhealthy Disclosure

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia's Auditor General Jacques Lapointe says the NDP government is withholding information that will tell us how millions of dollars of our money is being spent. (runs 10:52)

GPS Geocaching

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park celebrates this high-tech treasure hunt with its second annual Geocaching Day, and will introduce a new geocache site. Marieve Therriault, the Park's Heritage Presentation Coordinator, tells us more. (runs 6:58)

The Pulse Of Politics

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Information Morning political panel will re-assemble to go over a wide range of issues from the upcoming by-election in Glace Bay to the on-again, off-again hopes for dredging of Sydney Harbour. (runs 17:14)

The Doctor Is In

Posted by Glenn Carey

In Waycobah, modern medicine meets traditional healing, Reporter Wendy Martin introduces us to the new doctor in the small First Nations community, and asks what attracted him to Cape Breton. (runs 8:08)

Clear Sorting

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality wants you to put your garbage in a see-through bag from now on. Francis Campbell, the manager of solid waste for the CBRM, explains the initiative. (runs 7:45)