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March 2011 Archives

Trash Rules

Posted by Stan Kennedy

There are new ways to separate your waste in the CBRM. But the effort to go green has some seeing red. (runs 10:00)

You Are What You Eat

Posted by Stan Kennedy

A CBC investigation into the vegetables we consume turns up some un-appetizing news.  Reporter Jack Julian joins us with more. (runs 8:25)

From Water to Wood

Posted by Stan Kennedy

A Cape Breton company looks at ways to cut down on people's reliance on fossil fuels. (runs 7:33)

Gaming Technology Education

Posted by Stan Kennedy

A Sydney company gets all fired up to deliver educational programs to Ontario. We find out how MediaSpark is using gaming technology to teach kids business and financial literacy. (runs 5:48)

Dr. Housecall

Posted by Stan Kennedy

A physician who makes housecalls in Cape Breton. We'll hear more about Dr. Steven MacDougall's approach to an age-old problem. (runs 9:01)

Show Me The Money - CBU

Posted by Glenn Carey

Even though the social economy is growing, we find out why banks and lending agencies are reluctant to pony up any cash as we conclude our series of research interviews with Professor George Karaphillis of Cape Breton University. (runs 6:17)

The Casket Sale

Posted by Glenn Carey

An old paper looks for new owners. Vince MacLean is the Chair of the Board of Casket Printing and Publishing, he tells us about the sale of the Antigonish newspaper - The Casket. (runs 7:17)

The Science Of Seals

Posted by Glenn Carey

This week, a panel of researchers gave the Federal Minister of Fisheries a report that says 73,000 grey seals should be culled. Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith spoke to Mike Hammill, one of the lead researchers, about how it arrived at that number and why. (runs 7:54)

Strange Bedfellows - CBU

Posted by Glenn Carey

As Research Week continues on campus at Cape Breton University, we learn about an unusual bit of research being done about sexual perversions and disorders, Dr. Scott Stewart explains. (runs 8:22)

Stronger Families, Better Decisions

Posted by Glenn Carey

Find out about a program for families run by Addiction Services that helps families and children avoid problems with drugs, alcohol, and dangerous behaviour. (runs 14:08)

Battling Bacteria

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Wendy Martin tells us about the C-difficile outbreak in Cape Breton. Currently, there are 21 patients infected with this nasty bacteria, and four people have died. (runs 5:59)

Jim St. Clair - Diary Research

Posted by Glenn Carey

Historians and genealogists venture many avenues for information during their research. On Then & Now, our Community Historian Jim St. Clair explores the personal diary of Mary Wood Smith of Smithville of 1891. (runs 7:35)

Beyond An Academic Exercise - CBU

Posted by Glenn Carey

Its Research Week at CBU, find out why being able to carry out and present research is key on campus. Jodi McDavid is a research support officer, and Katie Beaver is a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies program. (runs 9:49)

Preserving Painful Memories

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Columbus Center of Toronto has received federal funding for a project called "Italian Canadians as Enemy Aliens: Memories of World War II". Nick Sehl is the Nova Scotia researcher who's hoping to hear from people in Cape Breton who have memories of this time. (runs 8:33)

 

High Tech Education - CBU

Posted by Glenn Carey

During our series on Research Week at CBU, meet Dr. Diane Janes, an associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department School of Graduate and Professional Studies at CBU, who's helping post secondary institutions figure our how to adapt to a whole new way of learning. (runs 8:06)

Cooking With Newcomers

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Breton County Economic Development Authority, and Chef Lars Willum cooked up an idea to make newcomers to Cape Breton feel at home. "Be My Guest", a local cable cooking program, will demonstrate how. (runs 5:34)

Proposing A Youth Council

Posted by Glenn Carey

Adding youthful voices to the discussion in the CBRM is why one councillor is proposing the creation of a youth council. Councillor Kim Desveaux explains her proposal. (runs 9:57)

Some Shocking Discoveries - CBU

Posted by Glenn Carey

As we launch a series to celebrate Research Week at Cape Breton University, we meet Biology Professor Vielka Salazar who's energized about her work with electric fish that could eventually help treat people with conditions like depression. (runs 8:45)

Legion Leader

Posted by Glenn Carey

In May, Jean Marie Deveaux of Port Hawkesbury, will be installed as the first female president of the Royal Canadian Legion's Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command, she talks about her new role. (runs 8:03)

Shoring Up More Tourism

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Bras d'Or Lakes Festival Association held it's first Annual General Meeting recently in Whycocomagh. John Aylward, the Chair of the Development Board, explains the plans for the new organization to celebrate the region. (runs 5:02)

2010 Giller Nominee

Posted by Glenn Carey

We see the light with author Alexander MacLeod. He'll read from his Giller nominated book "Light Lifting" at Cape Breton University today, but first he stopped by our studio for a chat. (runs 7:36)

Man On A Mission

Posted by Glenn Carey

We follow-up with Mark Sparrow of Sydney who is back home from his visit to Sri Lanka, he tells us about his co-operative study mission and the work he did there. (runs 9:18)

Branching Out

Posted by Glenn Carey

East Coast Credit Union may be amalgamating with the Heritage Credit Union, based in the Halifax area. Hear from a critic and a supporter on the proposed merger. (runs 12:46)

Paving The Way

Posted by Glenn Carey

Many related to the paving industry say the Nova Scotia government's trying to steam roll over them. Bill Estabrooks, the Minister of Transportation, tells us more about the province's plan to start up a mobile asphalt plant. (runs 8:46)

A Star Spangled Guest

Posted by Glenn Carey

Anton Smith is the U.S. Consul General for Atlantic Canada. While he is in Cape Breton, we invited him into our studio to discuss his job, and ask him why he's in town. (runs 9:59)

A Beautiful Way To Raise Money

Posted by Glenn Carey

Last year, our CBC colleagues in Halifax created a calendar to raise money for Feed Nova Scotia. This year, we're teaming up with our sister show in Halifax to look for painters from one end of the province to the other, and we invite you to be one of them. (runs 7:50)

Port Development Update

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Hal Higgins brings us a quick run-down of events that continue to muddy the metaphorical waters regarding the dredging of Sydney Habour. (runs 7:25)

A Sporting Complex Model

Posted by Glenn Carey

Membertou First Nation, in Sydney, is a growing and evolving community. The model for other First Nations, Membertou has presented a plastic model of an 18 million dollar sports complex it may build. Senior Advisor Dan Christmas explains. (runs 5:21)

All In The Family

Posted by Glenn Carey

The family that builds together, wins awards together. Ted Van Zutphen of the Zutphen Group talks about their business being named the Nova Scotia Family Enterprise of the Year. (runs 8:25)

Celebrating And Selling Art

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee tells us about "Mixed" - an art show featuring only students, which has been organized by Fine Buy Design, a Junior Achievement company. (runs 6:51)

Florence Nightingale / Lawrence Nightingale

Posted by Glenn Carey

NSCC - Marconi Campus and the CB District Health Authority are hosting a "Males in Healthcare Expo", Norma Musgrave teaches Practical Nursing at Marconi Campus, and has details of the event. (runs 7:58)

Impressions Of India

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Breton lawyer Lee Anne MacLeod of Sydney has just returned from the sub continent where she was working on projects with Rotary International, and she talks about her journey. (runs 9:01)

Jim St. Clair - Blacksmithing

Posted by Glenn Carey

A heated discussion on "Then and Now", with news that a blacksmith shop is to open in Whycocomagh, Jim St. Clair shapes a tale around the history of the ancient craft in the area. (runs 7:58)

Follow The Leader

Posted by Glenn Carey

Former President of Home Depot Canada, Annette Verschuren talks about her new role as chair of the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference. (runs 10:27)

Information Morning Goes To School 6 - 2011

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our "Information Morning Goes To School" Contest for 2011 comes to an end with this entry, the sixth and final submission, from Rankin School of The Narrows in Iona. (runs 3:45)

Fuel For Thought

Posted by Glenn Carey

The owners of a small gas station in Judique, Inverness County are circulating a petition to try to get better price margins for small gasoline retailers. Tawnya Walters talks about the fuel business. (runs 8:49)

Second Thoughts

Posted by Glenn Carey

CBC Reporter Joan Weeks speaks with two young women who feel the Justice System failed them, after their abuser was sentenced to house arrest for sexually assaulting them. (runs 7:01)

The Pharmaceutical Market

Posted by Glenn Carey

We ask an analyst about the pharmaceutical industry. Joseph D'Cruz is the Pharmacy Management Chair at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. (runs 6:06)

Women, War, And Hypocrites

Posted by Glenn Carey

For the more than one and a half billion Muslims, the Qur'an is the key document in their faith. While the Bible has been dissected and debated for centuries, study guides to the Qur'an are relatively rare. Professor Robert Campbell of Cape Breton University is changing that with his second look into that holy book. (runs 16:18)

A Home Of Its Own

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Unama'ki Training and Education Center in Eskasoni will celebrate the opening of its new building today. We get a preview of the opening, and a review of the program from the Director of Education Elizabeth Cremo. (runs 7:19)

Information Morning Goes To School 5 - 2011

Posted by Glenn Carey

The third annual "Information Morning Goes To School" Contest has six schools competing for our visit and radio broadcast. Now, from the students at Malcolm Munroe Memorial Junior High, our inaugural winner, this entry. (runs 2:38)

Jamming At The Oscars

Posted by Glenn Carey

The owners of Galloping Cows Fine Foods in Port Hood have returned from Hollywood. Joanne Schmidt explains their experience at this year's Academy Awards as they handed out a taste of Cape Breton. (runs 9:31)

Information Morning Goes To School 4 - 2011

Posted by Glenn Carey

Six schools in Cape Breton get an A for effort for entering our "Information Morning Goes To School" Contest. This is the third contest, and the third time we've received an entry from the students at Sydney Academy. (runs 3:32)

Firehouse Ironworks

Posted by Glenn Carey

A creative idea to breathe new life into the old firehall in Whycocomagh. Grant Haverstock is a Blacksmith from Port Hawkesbury who's setting up shop there with enthusiasm. (runs 6:26)

Offshore Dream Pt. 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

In the final installment of our feature interview on the history of oil & gas in Nova Scotia. We talk political horse-trading, overblown expectations, and why the petroleum industry off NS has been more fizzle than pop. (runs 14:03)

Illegal Dumping Investigator

Posted by Glenn Carey

Constable Greg Sophocleous of the Cape Breton Regional Police has a new job. He's investigating illegal dumping of garbage throughout the municipality, and charging those responsible. (runs 6:53)

Another Inn In Trouble

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia's three signature resorts, including the Keltic lodge are no longer making money. CBC New Brunswick Reporter Connell Smith has a similar story about New Brunswick's iconic Algonquin Hotel. (runs 8:06)

Luke And The Moose!

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet the little boy from Inverness County who's the subject of a new book by famed children's author Robert Munsch. Eight-year-old Luke Van Zutphen is excited to be the main character in "Moose!" (runs 6:59)

Offshore Dream Pt. 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

In Part 2 of our series on the history of oil & gas in Nova Scotia, we look at first oil at Cohassett-Panuke... and the war over the inshore off the coast of Cape Breton with Authors Jim Meek and Eleanor Beaton. (runs 13:37)

Information Morning Goes To School 3 - 2011

Posted by Glenn Carey

So far, we've played entries from Richmond Academy and Inverness Education Centre Academy, both new entrants in the contest. Now, from Breton Education Center in New Waterford, this year's pitch from the Entrepreneurship 12 class. (runs 2:38)

Pharmaceutical Plant Update

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Stirling Pharma plant in North Sydney has only a handfull of employees, and hasn't produced any pharmaceuticals. Wayne Miller, the company's Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, has an update on the status of the facility. (runs 5:25)