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January 2011 Archives

Lights, Camera, Re-Action

Posted by Glenn Carey

Professor Ruby Ramji, of Cape Breton University, has returned from the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, and she shares her thoughts about the movies and the influential festival. (runs 9:20)

Coal Bowl Coverage

Posted by Glenn Carey

Student Marilyn Burke is our Coal Bowl Correspondent for 2011. Meet the Grade 12 student who attends Breton Education Centre in New Waterford. (runs 4:26)

Information Morning Goes To School Contest--2011

Posted by Glenn Carey

Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan has the details on this year's competition in which one lucky school becomes the focus of an entire edition of Information Morning on CBC Radio One. (13:25)

Our Greely Expedition Connection

Posted by Glenn Carey

The cold facts about an ill fated Arctic expedition. Jocelyn Bethune, an author in Baddeck, thinks something should be done to remember Sgt. George Rice, the lone Cape Bretoner on the Greely Expedition to the Arctic. (runs 9:28)

An Uplifting Solution

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton District Health Authority has come up with a simple solution that's helping to save money and nurses' backs. Jill Ramsey-Stewart is with Occupational Health and Safety for the District, and she explains what they've done. (runs 7:59)

ATV's And Trails

Posted by Glenn Carey

Some people say they don't like ATVs on hiking trails - but ATVers say without THEM, there'd be far fewer trails to HIKE on!  The Trans Canada Trail says it doesn't want ATVs anymore. Hear more reaction to this story. (runs 10:49)

Seeking Youthful Advice

Posted by Glenn Carey

Keith MacDonald, the Executive Director of the Cape Breton Partnership, describes how the group hopes to tap into young people on the Island to help retain and attract more young people. (runs 7:35)

Screening Messages In Movies

Posted by Glenn Carey

A new course at Cape Breton University teaches students to take a critical look at films and the messages we take from them. Dr. Tanya Brann-Barrett is teaching the course, she's an Associate Professor in the Communication Department at CBU. (runs 9:45)

In A Class Of Their Own

Posted by Glenn Carey

Chapel Island First Nation has decided to start a high school in the community. Band councillor, and former Chief, Lindsay Marshall educates us on why and what's involved in the new school. (runs 9:12)

Business Discovery Challenge

Posted by Glenn Carey

Making business they're business. Nona MacDermid is the Economic Sustainability Officer for Victoria County, she explains why people in Victoria County are being asked to fill out questionnaires about developing business opportunities. (runs 7:09)

Learn more about the Victoria County Business Discovery Challenge here. 

New Pre-Hab Clinic

Posted by Glenn Carey

Getting a leg up on hip and knee surgery. Lisa MacDonald is the Co-ordinator of the Pre-Hab Hip & Knee Clinic with the Cape Breton District Health Authority, she explains how the new clinic helps people prepare for and recover from their operation. (runs 6:29)

To access a Guide for Orthopaedic Surgery Patient Information, click: My Surgery

 

Transition House Memories

Posted by Glenn Carey

Bea LeBlanc witnessed a lot in her time as the head of Cape Breton Transition House. She saw an evolution in attitude, and the founding of the Cape Breton Interagency on Family Violence. Bea has retired after almost 30 years on the front lines. Now, she reflects on her career. (runs 15:54)

Trans Canada Trail Rules

Posted by Glenn Carey

ATVs... or... the prestige of The Trans Canada Trail. Pick One. Reporter Wendy Martin looks into why the trails in Cape Breton could lose full-fledged membership in the national system. (runs 10:33)

Maritime Noon Has New Host

Posted by Glenn Carey

After a couple of decades toiling in Television, Norma Lee MacLeod moves to the Radio side today. She starts her new job this afternoon as host of Maritime Noon. We ask her about her new role. (runs 7:42)

New Culture Department

Posted by Glenn Carey

Recently, the Nova Scotia government changed the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage to the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. An artist and arts advocate comment on the creation of a new Department. (runs 13:21)

Education Concerns

Posted by Glenn Carey

Proposed cuts to education continue to stir up a firestorm of controversy. The Superintendent of the Strait Regional School Board, Jack Beaton, describes what they found when they crunched the numbers. Then, the Education Minister Ramona Jennex responds. (runs 16:52)

The Doctor Is In... In Louisbourg

Posted by Glenn Carey

The community of Louisbourg now has a full-time family doctor, and he's looking for patients. Hear more about Dr. George Burns and his new family practice. (runs 8:44)

Muin And The Seven Bird Hunters

Posted by Glenn Carey

An interview with Cheryl Bartlett from Cape Breton University and former CBU Professor and Mi'kmaq storyteller Murdena Marshall. They are two of the creators of a new children's book based on the Mi'kmaq legend of the Big Dipper's journey across the night sky. (runs 19:34)

Close Encounters Of The Coyote Kind

Posted by Glenn Carey

Parks Canada has compiled reports on coyote encounters in its national parks, and Reporter Jack Jullian has had a look at these records through an access to information request, he joins us with more details. (runs 9:07)

Jim St. Clair - MacAuley's Store

Posted by Glenn Carey

On Then & Now, our community historian Jim St. Clair takes us on a nineteenth century shopping to Malcolm MacAulay's General Store at River Denys Basin. (runs 6:27)

Michique Returns From LA

Posted by Glenn Carey

Michelle Newcombe & Monique Delisle, the owners of Michique designer handbags in Sydney, have just returned from the Golden Globe awards where their eye-catching handbags were given out to celebrities. What could rubbing shoulders with the stars mean to their Cape Breton business? (runs 11:06)

Proposed Cuts, Real Worries

Posted by Glenn Carey

Janitors, bus drivers, teacher's aides and secretaries in the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board meet with their union. We get a preview from local and CUPE Nova Scotia reps. (runs 9:29)

Education Evaluation

Posted by Glenn Carey

The NDP's proposed cuts to education are stirring up lots of criticism and controversy. Former Education Minister Jane Purves gives her assessment of the current situation. (runs 11:13)

Community Store

Posted by Glenn Carey

What once was a community gathering place is bringing locals together again. Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith visited Grant's General Store in Boularderie which recently reopened with the help of volunteers. (runs 4:36)

140 Years Young

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton Highlanders have just had their name reinstated. But they didn't start out with that moniker. We have a history of the reserve unit that once again bears the name of our Island. (runs 6:53)

Taking The Lead In Kenya

Posted by Glenn Carey

We catch up with one of our guests from our series, Cape Breton Leadership: The Next Generation. Jill MacPherson tells us how her internship with Save the Children is going in Kenya. (runs 9:19)

No Ifs, Ands Or Butts

Posted by Glenn Carey

Jean MacQueen, the Tobacco Reduction Strategy Coordinator with Public Health Services for the Cape Breton District Health Authority, provides details of a new pilot project to help pregnant women stop smoking. (runs 9:45)

Home Is Where The Help Is

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Wendy Martin brings us details about how people in Whitney Pier have been rolling up their sleeves to help a family in need by building a house. (runs 7:06)

Global Exposure

Posted by Glenn Carey

Mooove over Gucci and make room for Galloping Cows. The Cape Breton producer of gourmet marmalade, Joanne Schmidt, explains how her Galloping Cows Brandy Marmalade made it into the Golden Globes gift bags, this year. (runs 9:06)

Coastal Mapping Project

Posted by Glenn Carey

The coast is clearly changing around Cape Breton. Find out about a project in Cheticamp, studying the effects of climate change on the local marine environment. (runs 7:18)

Jim St. Clair - Route 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

Community Historian Jim St. Clair takes us for ride through time along Route 4, as we explore the past of this major route in Cape Breton and the constant calls to improve it.  (runs 9:36)

Speaking Of The Speaker

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Honourable member for Cape Breton Nova, Gordie Gosse, has been nominated for the job of Speaker of the House in the Nova Scotia Legislature. We ask him about his nomination. (runs 6:22)

Elder Abuse Case

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Joan Weeks investigates the case of 2 careworkers accused of neglect and abuse at the Miners Memorial Manor in Sydney Mines. (runs 11:44)

From True Tory To True Grit

Posted by Glenn Carey

Former Progressive Conservative Colchester North M-L-A Karen Casey crosses the floor to join the Liberal caucus. We ask the former PC leader about her decision. (runs 11:38)

A Kids Eye View

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Bras d'Or Stewardship Society and the Bras d'Or Biosphere Committee are teaming up to ask students to submit artwork that shares their vision of Cape Breton's inland sea, and we ask them why. (runs 6:26)

New Community Choir

Posted by Glenn Carey

The plan is to have the people North of Smokey singing from the same songbook. A new community choir is being formed, and we get details from Ian Green, the Chair of the Theatre on the Hill Performing Arts Association. (runs 6:23)

Protecting Our Beaches

Posted by Glenn Carey

Bob Taylor, a coastal geoscientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, based at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, talks about what can or should be done to try to protect Nova Scotia beaches from storm damage. (runs 12:00)

Finishing The Rink

Posted by Glenn Carey

Skating is one way to improve your health. And one day, people in Cape North may be able to skate inside at the Northern Victoria Community Centre. Reporter Joan Weeks has an update on plans to finish the rink. (runs 5:52)

Making The Trade

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles hope to soar higher after making a few moves before the Q's trade deadline. Our Sports Guy Charlie Cuff flies by with more on the motives. (runs 6:28)

Funding For Ideas

Posted by Glenn Carey

Hear about two Cape Breton entries in the Pepsi Refresh Project. A blacksmith in Port Hawkesbury and an affordable housing project in Sydney are looking for your votes to help them win funding for their ideas. (runs 9:28)

* Vote for these projects at the above highlighted links.

Jim St. Clair - Two Wills

Posted by Glenn Carey

As historical documents, a will can tell us a lot about the time in which a person lived, and died, and what they valued while alive. Community Historian Jim St. Clair brings us the tale of 2 women and what their wills reveal about Arichat. (runs 9:21)

Seed Money

Posted by Glenn Carey

Two Cape Breton markets will get money from Local Food NS to help grow the local food network. Allison Kouzovnikov is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia and she explains the project. (runs 5:55)

Steel Museum Dream

Posted by Glenn Carey

Remembering the legacy of steelmaking in Sydney through a museum has been a dream for sometime, now, the Sydney Steel Museum Society will be making presentations in search of funding for a bigger project, to develop a technology centre here. (runs 6:58)

Year-End 9 - Chip Bird

Posted by Glenn Carey

Parks Canada is one of the strongest threads in the Canadian fabric, weaving together some of our country's most important historic sites as well as some of its most beautiful locations. In the last of our year-end interviews, we speak with the Superintendant of the Cape Breton Field Unit of Parks Canada, Chip Bird. (runs 16:36)