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April 2011 Archives

Forum Sydney-Victoria Closing

Posted by Glenn Carey

Before you mark an X on your ballot, the candidates in Sydney-Victoria tell you why you should mark it for them, as we have the closing statements from our All Candidates Forum. (runs 5:19)

The Appliance Of Science

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences is holding its Annual General Meeting at Cape Breton University. Lois Whitehead talks about the organization. (runs 7:39)

A Lesson In Seniority Rights

Posted by Glenn Carey

With more than 300 teachers expected to be laidoff across the province, seldom-used rules to protect permanent teachers will likely come into effect. Alexis Allen, president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, explains. (runs 7:55)

Political Panel 0428

Posted by Glenn Carey

We've mixed Green, Orange, Blue and Red throughout this campaign and come up with some very colourful panels. Hear our partisan political panel in one last round as the federal election campaign enters its final days. (runs 17:49)

Forum Sydney-Victoria 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

More from the floor at our All Candidates Forum in Sydney-Victoria. This question and answer excerpt has the candidates responding to the issue of increased access to child care. (runs 7:34)

Habitat Home

Posted by Glenn Carey

Habitat for Humanity plans to renovate a house in Glace Bay and it's looking for volunteers to help. Find out more from Anne Connolly and Eldon MacDonald about the project. (runs 8:27)

Forum Sydney-Victoria 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

We have another excerpt from our All Candidates Forum in Sydney-Victoria on the question of how Cape Breton will benefit from the Lower Churchill Falls hydro project. (runs 7:45)

Jim St. Clair - A Royal Connection

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our community historian Jim St. Clair reveals the Royal connection of Prince William's Cape Breton cousins, as he traces the roots of William & Kate... and ends up in the Margaree Valley! (runs 10:09)

Joy "The Royal" Doyle 0427

Posted by Glenn Carey

This really takes the cake: Our resident Royal watcher, Joy "The Royal" Doyle returns for a command performance on the subject of wedding cakes... and, on the origins of the multi-tiered wedding gateau. (runs 6:32)

Pesticide Ban

Posted by Glenn Carey

We look into pesticides and what you can and can't buy anymore for your yard. A representative from the Nova Scotia Environment Department, Steve Conway, explains the new ban. (run 9:05)

Website:  Nova Scotia Environment - Non-essential Pesticides

Forum Sydney-Victoria 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

Promises, promises. Your candidates in Sydney-Victoria tackle the question of "What will they do?" if they're elected, in another excerpt from our All Candidates Forum held in Membertou. (runs 8:09)

Forum Sydney-Victoria 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

Keeping our young people from Goin' Down the Road. Your candidates in Sydney-Victoria tackle that topic in another excerpt from our All Candidates Forum at Membertou. (runs 8:46)

Learn To Run 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our series on the "Learn To Run" program at the YMCA in Sydney continues, in part 2, meet Valerie Dolhanty, a new participant in the program, and Erin Pyke, the program co-ordinator. (runs 7:32)

Forum Sydney-Victoria 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

Getting down to business with the four Sydney-Victoria candidates. They talk about what they'd do to help small business on our Island.  (runs 8:01)

Election Panel 0426

Posted by Glenn Carey

We convene a non-partisan citizens panel consisting of John Ouellette, Kate Oland and Louise MacDonald. They talk about their perceptions of the election campaign so far. (runs 17:07)

Forum Sydney-Victoria Opening

Posted by Glenn Carey

Hear the opening thoughts from the 4 candidates running in the riding of Sydney-Victoria, this is the first excerpt from our All Candidates Forum held recently in Membertou. (runs 7:12)

Cape Breton-Canso Closing

Posted by Glenn Carey

From our All Candidates Forum in Inverness, the four candidates in Cape Breton-Canso make their final pitch on why they deserve your vote on May 2nd. (runs 4:53)

Baddeck Academy Update

Posted by Glenn Carey

Paul Oldford is Director of Operational Services for the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board. Hear his response on the scaled-back renovations at Baddeck Academy. (runs 6:42)

Political Panel 0421

Posted by Glenn Carey

As week four in the federal election campaign rolls along, we have our weekly visit with the Information Morning Political Panel. This week, the panelists were Neeta Kumar-Britten for the Liberals, Suzanne MacNeil for the NDP, Colin Harker for the Green Party and Stephen Tobin for the Conservatives. (runs 15:41)

Rodger Cuzner

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Liberal incumbent and candidate in Cape Breton-Canso is Rodger Cuzner. This is the last of our series of interviews with your federal candidates.  (runs 14:40)

Forum Cape Breton-Canso 6

Posted by Glenn Carey

One voter in Richmond County wanted to discuss other ideas, as he questioned the candidates in Cape Breton-Canso on young people in politics. We have another question and answer excerpt from our All Candidates Forum. (runs 9:59)

Joy "The Royal" Doyle 0420

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our Windsor Watcher, Joy "The Royal" Doyle, on why Kate Middleton's family will never become bosom buddies with the Windsors. (runs 6:05)

Flouride Decision

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Breton Regional Council debated and voted on the issue of flouridating municipal water recently, hear from both sides, those for and and those against the practise. (runs 8:30)

Forum Cape Breton-Canso 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to the candidates of Cape Breton-Canso. The four would-be-MPs answer a question concerning respect for democracy on Parliament Hill... from John Archie MacKenzie of Belle Cote. (runs 8:44)

Chris Milburn

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Green Party candidate in Sydney-Victoria is Chris Milburn, as our series of one-on-one chats with Cape Breton's candidates continues. (runs 14:50)

Forum Cape Breton-Canso 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

Service Canada...and the Candidates. The four people looking for your ballot in Cape Breton-Canso answer a question on the closure of Service Canada Centres, as we have another excerpt from our All Candidates Forum in Inverness. (runs 10:03)

Forum Cape Breton-Canso 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our All Candidates Forum for Cape Breton-Canso was a chance for voters to ask questions of their candidates, and a woman in Inverness questioned the candidates on the Long Gun Registry. (runs 8:59)

The NS Forestry Strategy Update

Posted by Glenn Carey

The stalled Natural Resources Forestry Strategy was due in December. Charlie Parker, the Nova Scotia Minister of Natural Resources, explains the holdup.  (runs 10:32)

Derrick Kennedy

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Conservative's man in Cape Breton-Canso is candidate Derrick Kennedy of Little Lorraine, as our series of candidate profiles continues. (runs 14:11)

Forum Cape Breton-Canso 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

Rural Sustainability in the riding of Cape Breton-Canso. We have the first of our question and answer excerpts from our All Candidates Forum at Inverness Academy. (runs 9:07)

Forum Cape Breton-Canso 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

Hear the opening remarks from candidates running in Cape Breton-Canso from our All Candidates Forum held recently at Inverness Academy. (runs 7:24)

Learn To Run 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet people involved in Sydney's "Learn to Run" clinic -- sponsored by the "Fiddler's Run" and the YMCA. Erin Pyke is the co-ordinator of the program, and Elaine Riley is a runner.  (runs  7:58)

The NS Forestry Strategy

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Department of Natural Resources has yet to unveil its strategy for forestry and its future in Nova Scotia. And that has environmental groups concerned. Meet Raymond Plourde, Wilderness Co-ordinator, of the Ecology Action Centre.  (runs  7:24)

Kathy MacLeod

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet Kathy MacLeod, who is the NDP candidate in the riding of Sydney-Victoria, as we continue our series of interviews with your candidates in this federal election.  (runs  15:28)

That's Not Debatable

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Sydney Academy is home of the provincial debate champs.  We meet some members of the team and ask them to put their powers of persuasion to the test. (runs 9:50)

The Art Emporium

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Empowering young artists.  We drop-in on an event at Sydney Academy to showcase student art. (runs 6:22)

Trying Out Careers

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We find out how some students get a taste of future employment through the co-op program at Sydney Academy. (runs 6:24)

Rock Kitchen

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Students from Sydney Academy cook up a wicked jam session. (runs 9:49)

Subtracting from the Addition

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Plans for long-awaited renovations to Baddeck Academy have been scaled back. (runs 6:05)

Political Panel

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We let Rudderham, Conohan, MacNeil, and Harker loose in front of the microphones. Our Information Morning political panelists will critique their leaders' deeks and jabs, and maybe bandage a few wounds. (runs 18:55)

Glen Carabin

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We meet Glen Carabin, the Green Party candidate who's running in the riding of Cape Breton-Canso. (runs 15:29)

Empty Nest

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Sports columnist Charlie Cuff shares his thoughts on the firing of coach and general manager of the Screaming Eagles and what's next for the team. (runs 7:31)

Impact Statement

Posted by Stan Kennedy

One of Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh's victims prepares to read an impact statement today in court before MacIntosh is sentenced for sexual abuse. (runs 6:51)

Cecil Clarke

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We meet Cecil Clarke, the Conservative candidate in the riding of Sydney-Victoria. (runs 14:51)

Lake Ainslie Historical Society

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We find out why an upcoming meeting of the Lake Ainslie Historical Society will likely determine whether or not it will continue to exist. (runs 7:14)

Marney Simmons

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We meet Marney Simmons, the NDP candidate in the riding of Cape Breton-Canso. (runs 14:34)

Mark Eyking

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We meet Liberal candidate for Sydney-Victoria Mark Eyking. (runs 14:42)

Remembering Myles Burke

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We recall our feature conversation with then Acting Police Chief Myles Burke as he prepared to step into the official role as Chief. (runs 7:05)

Edgar MacLeod Reflections

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Former Chief of Police in the CBRM recalls his relationship with Chief Myles Burke. (runs 6:27)

Dealing with Dementia

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Find out how a pilot program in the Cape Breton District Health Authority to help patients with the disease worked out. (runs 11:58)

Eight Has Enough

Posted by Stan Kennedy

The Eight Street After School Program in New Waterford just a got a hefty grant form the government. We find out what they do. (runs 5:00)

Returning Home

Posted by Stan Kennedy

A Cape Breton man decides to return to Japan with his two young children. (runs 7:03)

Budget Banter

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We've asked 3 accomplished Cape Bretoners to give us their two cents worth on Finance Minister Graham Steele's new budget. Victoria County's Kate Oland, Richmond County's John Oulette and Louise MacDonald of Sydney join me in this half-hour of Cape Breton's Information Morning. (runs 15:53)

Money Talks

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Finance Minister Graham Steele talks about where your money will be going, according to his new provincial budget. (runs 6:28)

Cape Breton Earthquakes

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Here in Cape Breton there have been two events; one in 1909 and 1929. Jim St. Clair, our community historian, joins us on Then and Now. (runs 8:06)

Local Internet Campaigns

Posted by Stan Kennedy

The internet is all a-Twitter with election talk. (runs 6:33)

Centre for Sustainability

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Original Broadcast: March 24th. Don MacIsaac is facilities manager at Cape Breton University. He spoke with CBC reporter Hal Higgins on Mainstreet, about the new Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment that you see when you drive past CBU. (runs 5:31)

Stressed Out Siblings

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We talk about the family stress that comes with caring for elderly parents. (runs 7:09)

Thinking Inside the Box

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Come with us as we visit Richmond Academy in Louisdale to learn about "The Story Box" project and the unique way it's helping students in need. (runs 10:22)

Start the Presses

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Cape Breton could soon see the rise of a new magazine. We hear about the young publisher's dream for "Rising Tide". (runs 5:59)