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February 2011 Archives

Discrimination Discussion

Posted by Glenn Carey

On the final day of African Heritage Month, Cape Breton University's Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice, Graham Reynolds, and Viola Desmond's sister, Wanda Robson, reflect on the history of racial discrimination in Nova Scotia. (runs 10:48)

Offshore Dream Pt. 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

Authors Jim Meek and Eleanor Beaton talk about their new book, "Offshore Dream: A History of Nova Scotia's Oil & Gas Industry", which charts the history of Nova Scotia's often-unrequited love affair with offshore oil & gas. (runs 13:49)

Snow Shoveling Advice

Posted by Glenn Carey

An occupational therapist and a physiotherapist with the Cape Breton District Health Authority offer some timely advice about how you can reduce the strain and the pain of shoveling heavy, wet snow.  (runs 7:22)

Events In Egypt

Posted by Glenn Carey

Mina Gad is an Egyptian student attending Cape Breton University. He talks about the upheaval, his family and what's been going on in his homeland. (runs 9:11)

Downtown Farmer's Market

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Sydney area is about to get its second Farmer's Market. Vendor Rosie Smith talks about the new market as it prepares for a grand opening this weekend. (runs 6:39)

A Restoration Project

Posted by Glenn Carey

Volunteers in Sydney Mines have dreams of restoring one of the visible reminders of the town's past, the old Company homes known as Red Brick Row on Main Street. Reporter Yvonne Leblanc-Smith took a tour. (runs 7:36)

Putting Your Money Where Your Community Is

Posted by Glenn Carey

Investing for your retirement and in the Cape Breton economy at the same time. Steve Lilley, Chair of New Dawn Holdings, explains their latest investment tool.  (runs 8:26)

Gas Pain

Posted by Glenn Carey

Waycobah First Nation has a multi-million dollar bill to pay the Federal Government because it didn't collect gas tax on sales at Rod's One Stop. Chief Morley Googoo says it will take decades to pay it off. (runs 6:11)

Jim St. Clair - Paint Street

Posted by Glenn Carey

On "Then and Now", Community Historian Jim St. Clair explores via the past the colourful history of Paint Street in Port Hawkesbury. (runs 6:37)

Run This Way

Posted by Glenn Carey

The organizers of the 2011 Cape Breton Fiddlers Run are looking for volunteers. Find out how you can get involved and how we're getting involved as part of CBC's "Live Right Now" project. (runs 8:12)

North Sydney Forum

Posted by Glenn Carey

In March 2011, the North Sydney Forum will close after 64 years. Recently, a story by Joe O'Connor of The National Post was published about this Northside landmark, read the article here:  Forum's Final Days

Information Morning Goes To School 2 - 2011

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our second entry comes to us from the west side of the Island. Inverness Education Center / Academy is a P-12 school with about 290 students who come from the Village of Inverness and surrounding areas of the county. (runs 4:55)

An Extended Stay

Posted by Stan Kennedy

The former manager of the Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa is back to try to reverse the fortunes of the slumping resort. We speak with Jim Frise about his plans. (runs 10:57)

Strait Regional School Review

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We find out if the Strait Regional School Board passed a motion last night to place two schools back on the review list for closure and add a new one. (runs 7:44)

Cheticamp Tourism Summit

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Striving to reach the peak in tourism.  Tourist industry types will take a trip to Cheticamp next week. (runs 7:16)

Canada Learning Bonds

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We'll have advice on RRSPs, RESPs and we'll talk about a little known program aimed at helping low-income Canadians save for their children's education costs. (runs 7:35)

Hoping To Find Gold In The Snow

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Team Nova Scotia's cross-country ski team gets set for competition at the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax. We interview head coach Daniel Murray of Dingwall. (runs 6:27)

Saving For Retirement

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Investing in your retirement could also mean investing in your community. Find out about two new Community Development Investment Funds on offer from BCA Holdings. (runs 6:05)

Snow On Your Roof Re-visited

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our conversation about what to do about all that snow on your roof raised a few questions. We'll get them answered as we dial up Paul Pettipas, CEO of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association, once again. (runs 7:15)

CBRM Council 0215

Posted by Glenn Carey

He goes to council in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality so you don't have to. Reporter Hal Higgins has the best bits of the latest debate and discussion. (runs 8:02)

Snow On The Roof

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association says your roof can handle the snow load so there's no need to endanger yourself by shoveling snow off your roof. Association CEO Paul Pettipas explains. (runs 4:17)

Information Morning Goes To School 1 - 2011

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Each and every junior high and high school in Cape Breton has reason to be proud. What we want to know is, why are you proud of your school?  Well, students at one school in Richmond County have some interesting and unusual reasons. (runs 7:51)

Inverness County Council

Posted by Stan Kennedy

If you're interested to know what was said and heard at the Monday meeting of Inverness County Council, you're in luck.  Our municipal man, Rankin MacDonald, has all the details.  (runs 6:59)

Catching A Great Idea

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Reporter Holly Conners met with Michelle Theriault, Coordinator of the Marine Centre at the Universite Sainte-Anne - Petit-de-Grat campus, who is researching the handling and storage of live snow crab.  (run  6:52)

No Hearts And Flowers

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Nova Scotia's Auditor General Jacques LaPointe discusses the recent RCMP report into MLAs' expenses, and the charges laid against three former MLA's and one sitting independent MLA.  (runs  7:31)

Study Mission In Sri Lanka

Posted by Glenn Carey

A Cape Bretoner has been chosen to visit Sri Lanka for two weeks, Mark Sparrow will be a study tour participant sponsored by the Canadian Co-operative Association and the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada. (runs 8:00)

Skiing In Ingonish

Posted by Glenn Carey

Mother Nature has been kind to skiiers this winter, and that's been good news for the recently re-opened Ski Cape Smokey. Larry Dauphinee, chair of the volunteer group operating the hill, provides an update on the operation. (runs 5:36)

Canada Games Memories

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Canada Games in Halifax sparks memories for many Cape Bretoners from when we hosted the games 24 years ago. Our Sports Columnist Charlie Cuff spoke with Danielle Smith of Howie Center, who was a member of team Nova Scotia in 1987. (runs 6:44)

Cape Bretoners Competing

Posted by Glenn Carey

Halifax is hosting the 2011 Canada Games. Reporter Holly Conners went to Riverview High School where there's a contingent of five athletes who'll be competing in various sports at the games. (runs 6:20)

Political Brilliance Or Blunder

Posted by Glenn Carey

A lesson in political maneuvering. Cape Breton University Professor Tom Urbaniak grades the Nova Scotia NDP government's performance on the recent education cuts. (runs 14:01)

Childcare Challenge

Posted by Glenn Carey

The community of Whycocomagh is making plans and raising money to open its first daycare this Fall. Sandra MacLean is a director with the Whycocomagh Development Commission and she describes their plans. (runs 6:51)

Project In India

Posted by Glenn Carey

Sydney Lawyer Lee Anne MacLeod and her husband are members of the Sunrise Rotary Club in Sydney. They're going to India as part of a project to help eliminate polio and to help build a dam. (runs 6:18)

Crunching The Numbers

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Bretons two school board superintendents crunch the numbers on the revised budget cuts of 2.4 percent announced yesterday. Ambrose White and Jack Beaton talk about what they face this year. (runs 12:45)

School Board Salaries

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Joan Weeks does the math to figure out how much school boards are spending on administration, and teachers salaries on the Island. (runs 9:02)

Louisbourg Boatbuilder

Posted by Glenn Carey

DSC08077.jpgMeet 22-year-old Darcy Harte of Louisbourg, he is Cape Breton's newest builder of wooden boats. He's presently working on his second hand-made wooden rowboat - a dorey!  Steve Sutherland dropped by the workshop to view the work-in-progress. (runs 12:32)

Piloting The Harbour Development

Posted by Glenn Carey

Father Greg MacLeod, a Laurentian Energy board member, weighs in on who should steer the dredging and development of Sydney Harbour.  (runs 6:45)

             

Election Result Appeal

Posted by Glenn Carey

The federal government has received a complaint disputing the last band election in Waycobah First Nation. Natalie Nepton is the Director of Band Governance for the federal Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, she explains the appeal process. (runs 9:49)

Port Hawkesbury Port Development

Posted by Glenn Carey

Tim Gilfoy, CEO of the Strait of Canso Superport Corporation, shares his thoughts on putting the "Port" in Port Hawkesbury. The Town has released its new master plan for its port facilities. (runs 6:27)

A Green Bay Packers Fan

Posted by Glenn Carey

 

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As the Green Bay Packers prepare for Super Bowl XLV, meet a Super Fan in Sydney whose tattoos make him a walking billboard for the team. Terry Hollohan touched down in our studio for a chat. (runs 7:17)

Higher Education, Lowered Funding

Posted by Glenn Carey

We find out how Cape Breton University plans to tackle a four per cent funding cut from the province, the University's Vice-President of Finance and Operations, Gordon MacInnis, explains. (runs 10:18)

Pier 21 Museum

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our country's museums and historic sites are symbols of who we are and who we have been as Canadians. Pier 21 is our newest national museum. New Waterford's Ruth Goldbloom helped turn the dream into a reality. (runs 6:24)

Waycobah Election Concerns

Posted by Glenn Carey

A former candidate for chief in Waycobah First Nation says you can't count on the results from the Fall election, so Rod Googoo has launched an appeal with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. The current chief, Morley Googoo, offers what he thinks. (runs 11:22)

Ski Cape Smokey Opens

Posted by Glenn Carey

The fresh snow could give Ski Cape Smokey a fresh start. Larry Dauphinee is chair of the Ski Cape Smokey Society, and he gives us an update on the downhill facility. (runs 6:42)

Jim St. Clair - Travel Writers

Posted by Glenn Carey

Gassed Up And Ready To Go... back to 1936. Community Historian Jim St. Clair has the story of a couple of U.S. travel writers who wrote about their time on the Island wheeling around the Cabot Trail. (runs 8:11)

CBRM Committee Meeting 0201

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our Municipal Affairs Correspondent in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Hal Higgins, swings by with more highlights from the recent gathering of the Committee of the Whole. (runs 7:23)

CBU Dramagroup Staging "The Rover"

Posted by Glenn Carey

Sheila Christie, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Letters at Cape Breton University, is the director. Todd Hiscock manages the Boardmore Playhouse, and he's acting in this production, and Nicole MacDougall is also performing this week, in "The Rover". (runs 10:18)

No Longer At Your Service

Posted by Glenn Carey

The loss of Service Canada community offices on Cape Breton Island could also put local C@P sites in jeopardy. Find out why, from Diana Hawley who is a Service Canada community office representative and C@P site manager in Port Hood. (runs 5:44)