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December 2010 Archives

Honouring A Legacy

Posted by Glenn Carey

Ron Caplan, the publisher of Cape Breton's Magazine, has been named to the Order of Canada, he has spent his career recording the history and culture of Cape Breton Island. (runs 11:17)

The Year End Quiz

Posted by Glenn Carey

The annual Information Morning Year End Quiz with MLAs - Frank Corbett, Alfie MacLeod and Geoff MacLellan. They are used to taking on one another at Province House. But how well can they do taking on each other in our studio... in the Information Morning Year End Quiz? (runs 16:27)

Year-End 8 - Mayor John Morgan

Posted by Glenn Carey

The year 2010 through the eyes of the Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. John Morgan is our next guest in our series of year-end interviews with those Cape Bretoners who head up our Island's biggest and most influential institutions. (runs 15:50)

Year-End 7 - Dr. Andrew Lynk

Posted by Glenn Carey

As the countdown to a new year continues, we reflect on the year 2010 from a variety of perspectives in our Year-End interview series. In Part 7, Dr. Andrew Lynk, the Medical Officer for the Cape Breton District Health Authority, talks about his job. (runs 16:31)

Year-End 6 - CBRPS Chief Myles Burke

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Chief of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service, Myles Burke, is our guest as we continue our year-end chats with those who head the biggest and most important institutions on our Island. (runs 17:29)

Year-End 5 - Chambers of Commerce

Posted by Glenn Carey

Joyce MacDougall, the president of the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce, and John Ouellette, the president of the Strait Area Chamber, share their highlights of 2010 and what they're looking forward to - business wise - in 2011. (runs 15:11)

Year-End 4 - John Harker

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Breton University ends the year with new construction underway on campus. We cover this, funding arrangements in the year ahead, and other developments in our Year-end interview with CBU President John Harker. (runs 15:23)

Year-End 3 - Darrell Dexter

Posted by Glenn Carey

In 2010, his government increased the HST, promised to cut government spending and eliminate the deficit by 2013. In Part 3 of our year-end interview series, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter. (runs 15:38)

Dreaming Of A Write Christmas

Posted by Glenn Carey

A new Cape Breton company puts a new twist on the old tradition of sending Christmas cards. Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee has the story of PAMIT Cards. (runs 6:14)

Year-End 2 - Louise MacDonald

Posted by Glenn Carey

A voice for those who too often go unheard. Information Morning host Steve Sutherland interviews Louise MacDonald of the Every Woman's Centre in Sydney. (runs 12:21)

Year-End 1 - John Lynn

Posted by Glenn Carey

The first in our series of Year-End interviews with influential Cape Bretoners. John Lynn, the CEO of ECBC, heads up what for many is the most important government body on the Island, he reflects on the past year. (runs 14:40)

From Arichat to Afghanistan

Posted by Glenn Carey

A Cape Breton soldier in the Armed Forces puts the call out to you to send tokens of home to the troops, and help spread the holiday cheer to others who can't be home for Christmas. (runs 5:12)

Clerical Error

Posted by Glenn Carey

Father Paul Abbass has an update on efforts to sell property in the Diocese of Antigonish to help pay for the historic abuse settlement. (runs 7:10)

Channelling The Cash

Posted by Glenn Carey

To get a deeper harbour, they had to navigate through political channels. John Lynn, CEO of Enterpise Cape Breton Corporation, elaborates on the role ECBC played in getting the needed funds.  (runs 6:23)

A Second Opinion

Posted by Glenn Carey

Dr. Ron Stewart - a former NS Health Minister, and an expert in emergency medicine - tells us what he thinks of the prescription for Emergency Rooms in Nova Scotia, as directed by Dr. John Ross. (runs 11:38)

House Warming

Posted by Glenn Carey

A story that will warm your heart. A family featured in our series, "A Place To Call Home" gets help from a listener who was moved to action by their tale. Reporter Yvonne Leblanc-Smith has the details. (runs 5:46)

Too Many Ports?

Posted by Glenn Carey

Richie Mann, VP of Marketing for Melford Terminal, talks about the federal funding for the dredging of Sydney Harbour, and port expansion. (runs 6:10)

Dredging Project Reaction

Posted by Glenn Carey

Prime Minister Stephen Harper decided to make his first, brief trip a memorable one, bringing with him the promise of $19 million dollars to dredge Sydney Harbour. We have reaction to the announcement. (runs 13:11)

A Capital Idea

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia Minister of Finance Graham Steele describes a new 560 million dollar plan that outlines all of the provincial spending on major projects like roads, schools and community housing. (runs 8:53)

Science Promotion Award

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Breton University Biology Professor Martha Jones has been recognized for her passion for promoting science with a national award worth ten-thousand dollars. (runs 9:33)

From Iraq To Inverness

Posted by Glenn Carey

A widespread welcome is offered by a group of volunteers in Inverness County who are trying to bring a family of refugees from Iraq. Michael Ojoleck of Inverness County Welcomes describes their efforts. (runs 8:45)

Jim St. Clair - North Highlands Museum

Posted by Glenn Carey

If you visit the North Highlands Museum in Cape North, you'll discover an excellent history of the area. Our community historian,  Jim St. Clair, brings us the story behind the museum in his weekly column, Then and Now.  (runs 9:36)

Prescribing ER Reform

Posted by Glenn Carey

Putting an end to band aid solutions in the ER is the challenge, the Nova Scotia Minister of Health Maureen MacDonald explains the new plan to convert some emergency rooms into collaborative care centers. (runs 12:36)

Our Economic Development

Posted by Glenn Carey

Find out what the Cape Breton Partnership has planned to help kick start the economy of Cape Breton. Dan Christmas, Chair of the Cape Breton Partnership, explains their Strategic Framework. (runs 6:47)

Domestic Violence Court

Posted by Glenn Carey

Helen Morrison who is with Transition House in Sydney assesses the new action plan and proposed pilot project from the province for a domestic violence court in Sydney. (runs 8:25)

A Clear-Cut Reaction

Posted by Glenn Carey

Almost all of the trees that are harvested in Nova Scotia are clearcut. The province now wants to cut that number in half. Steve Talbot, executive director of the Forest Products Association, shares his view of the problem and the proposed solution. (runs 5:47)

Another Place To Call Home

Posted by Glenn Carey

In a follow-up story in our series - "A Place To Call Home", Reporter Jennifer Henderson peers into the problem faced for many with disabilities in Nova Scotia. She reports on how the Department of Community Services may be failing those citizens. (runs 12:05)

Lobster License Buy-back

Posted by Glenn Carey

Fisherman Leonard LeBlanc of Cheticamp is the president of the Gulf Nova Scotia Fisheries Coalition, he says the federal announcement regarding buying back lobster licenses is an offer he hopes some people won't refuse.  (runs 5:39)

A Cut Above

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Province of Nova Scotia is setting the bar high to make forestry more environmentally friendly. John MacDonell, the Minister of Natural Resources, explains the plan to reduce clear cutting in the province to 50 per cent or less over five years. (runs 7:08)

Housing & Health Study

Posted by Glenn Carey

Health is where your home is. Dr. Stephen Hwang of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and the principal researcher of a housing report, says poor housing conditions lead to the same sorts of health risks suffered by people who are homeless. (runs 7:03)

View the report:  Housing Vulnerability and Health: Canada's Hidden Emergency

Housing In Inverness

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our series "A Place To Call Home" trained attention on the growing need for safe, clean and affordable housing in the CBRM. But the problem goes beyond the Municipality. Jim Mustard, a Councillor for Inverness sheds light on the subject. (runs 8:20)

Jim St. Clair - Grantmyer Brook

Posted by Glenn Carey

On Then & Now: Community Historian Jim St. Clair and Information Morning host Steve Sutherland take a road trip to a brook that runs under Highway 125, and Jim shares some history of the area. (runs 7:22)

Pick Your Passion

Posted by Glenn Carey

Learn more about a speakers series called "IDEAS: Powered by Passion" sponsored by New Dawn, it will focus on peoples passions to offer inspiration and to propel new ideas. (runs 8:21)

     

Lauded And Order

Posted by Glenn Carey

Recognition for a Richmond County woman, meet one of the newest recipients of the Order of Nova Scotia, Eva Landry of St. Peters. (runs 5:59)