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May 2011 Archives

Speaking About Public Speaking

Posted by Glenn Carey

A Cape Breton University researcher, Rebecca Blackie, speaks about her findings when it comes to anxiety surrounding public speaking.  (runs 9:26)

UARB / CBRM Hearing

Posted by Glenn Carey

In Sydney, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board is hearing arguments over the size of Council representing the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Hear some of the speakers from the recent meeting.  (runs 9:28)

Learn To Run 7

Posted by Glenn Carey

The "Learn To Run" clinic is being sponsored by the YMCA and the Fiddlers Run, and is open to any and all aspiring runners. Valerie Dolhanty, a new participant, tells of the benefits of the sessions, and Erin Pyke is the program coordinator. (runs 6:27)

Harnessing The Highlands Wind

Posted by Glenn Carey

A Cape Breton consortium, Highland Power Company, is looking for support for a wind farm on the Highland Road. Reporter Yvonne Leblanc-Smith spoke to Jeff MacKinnon, one of the directors of HPC. (runs 5:58)

A Lesson In Alternative Education

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Wendy Martin visits Chapel Island First Nation to learn more about an innovative program to encourage students to stay in school. (runs 9:10)

No Time To Wait

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton District Health Authority responds to a report examining wait times for long-term care facilities around the Island. The V.P. of Population Health and Continuing Care for the District, Lindsay Peach, explains procedure.   (runs 7:18)

A Sea Of Optimism

Posted by Glenn Carey

The future of Sydney Harbour has people buoyant at Ports Day 2011. Ed Zimny is a marine consultant from New Jersey, and he tells us why there's good reason to be optimistic over port development. (runs 6:54)

Ports Day Port Development

Posted by Glenn Carey

Derek Baker is an Economic Development Officer with the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. He'll speak at Port Days on the topic of "Port Development: Community Dynamic", and how their port became part of the Pacific Gateway, and what lessons Sydney might learn from its development. (runs 7:49)

Coyote Conflict Study

Posted by Glenn Carey

Parks Canada is about to take 2 approaches to reducing visitor encounters with Coyotes - one involving natural science and the other social science. Derek Quann, the Resource Conservation Manager for the Highlands National Park, explains. (runs 9:05)

Meet Me At Hume's River

Posted by Stan Kennedy

We go with Community Historian Jim St. Clair to visit a river that's named for an early Cape Breton settler and a former soldier of the British forces during the American Revolution. (runs 7:31)

Arrested Development

Posted by Stan Kennedy

When a police officer noticed the people he was nabbing had trouble with literacy, he wanted to take action. We meet the woman who runs the Words of Wonder Reading Challenge in the Cape Breton Regional School Board. (runs 4:28)

A Natural Fit

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Nature Nova Scotia is coming to Cape Breton to host its Annual General Meeting. We find out what's on the agenda and who can participate. (runs 6:11)

Learn To Run 6

Posted by Glenn Carey

In the next installment of our "Learn to Run" series, Kim MacKinnon, a dietitian, gives us food for thought about nutrition for runners. (runs 7:48)

Seeking People Seeking Refuge

Posted by Glenn Carey

Inverness County Welcomes is a volunteer group in Inverness County. Find out why they are having problems sponsoring a refugee family from Iraq. (runs 7:18)

Students Lace 'em Up

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter David Burke visits St. Agnes Elementary School in New Waterford to find out why a pair of red laces are prompting children in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality to start running. (runs 4:22)

NewsQuiz 0520

Posted by Glenn Carey

Producer Don Munro has the latest edition of The NewsQuiz. He quizzes Information Morning Host Steve Sutherland and Morning News Editor David Burke on News of the Week. (runs 6:16)

Saving A Structure

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Bras d'Or and Area Historical Society wants to preserve the Point Aconi Lighthouse. The group has been in talks with the government to lease the property. Nancy Swan, a founding member of the group, explains their effort. (runs 6:25)

Guatemalan Experience

Posted by Glenn Carey

Her hearts in the highlands... of Guatemala. Meet Rebecca MacDonald from Sydney who has returned from a six month internship in the Central American country. (runs 9:01)

New Waterford ER Future

Posted by Glenn Carey

Citizens in New Waterford gathered to discuss the future of their ER Department. Reporter Wendy Martin attended their meeting, and spoke to John Malcom, CEO of the Cape Breton District Health Authority. (runs 7:43)

A Matter Of Life And Death

Posted by Glenn Carey

Dr. Ian Slayter, Director of Psychiatry Services in Halifax, responds to concerns from a Port Caledonia woman over the treatment her son did and didn't receive before taking his own life in February. (runs 10:23)

Auditor General Reports

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia's Auditor General Jacques Lapointe talks about some of the interesting findings in his latest report. (runs 13:41)

The Mystique Of Michique

Posted by Glenn Carey

The sisters behind the best known handbags in Nova Scotia are back from their lastest sojourn of selling - The Cannes International Film Festival. They tell us about their time in France. (runs 9:01)

A Betrayal Of Faith

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Wendy Martin speaks with Rob Bowden, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a priest in Louisdale, he shares how he's coming to terms with what happened, how it's affected his faith, and how he's able to move forward. (runs 13:38)

A Cry For Help

Posted by Glenn Carey

A woman from Port Caledonia tells the story of what the health care system did... and didn't do... for her son, before he took his own life. Fran Morrison shares her family's story. (runs 18:07)

SIFE Awards

Posted by Glenn Carey

Find out how the Students in Free Enterprise at Cape Breton University nabbed two national awards recently. President of the Cape Breton chapter Jillian Moore explains. (runs 7:46)

Teaching Positions

Posted by Glenn Carey

A sober lesson in subtraction. Fourteen permanent teachers are scheduled to be laid off, and Alexis Allen, the President of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union joins us to tell us more. (runs 9:20)

Learn To Run 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

Time to get up and running. In Part 5 of the "Learn To Run" program sponsored by the YMCA and the Fiddlers Run, learn how to treat and avoid injuries from physiotherapist Melissa McDonough. (runs 7:34)

Cuff - Capers Image

Posted by Glenn Carey

The CBU Capers have had great success on the court. But 2 former star players are now facing trouble in court. Our Sports Columnist, Charlie Cuff, explores how the alleged incidents may or may not affect the Capers image. (runs 7:49)

Checking In Hockey

Posted by Glenn Carey

Syd Johnson is a post-doctoral fellow in neuro-ethics at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She recently had a paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that calls for a ban on body checking in minor hockey. (runs 7:35)

Forestry Follow-up

Posted by Glenn Carey

Two forestry industry representatives tell us what they think about Nova Scotia's plan to cut clear-cutting to 50 per cent of the total harvest and what the government says it will do to help offset the costs. (runs 15:17)

Robin Hood

Posted by Glenn Carey

They are putting down new roots in Sherwood Forest. Cape Breton University is staging an innovative production of Robin Hood at the Boardmore Theatre. Its a departure from the classic tale, so we have a sneak peek of the play. (runs 10:40)

Booster Seat Booster

Posted by Glenn Carey

Booster seats save lives. But, a new poll shows an alarming number of parents don't use them with their kids when they should. We talk to Kim Mundle, a car seat specialist, with the IWK's Child Safety Link about them. (runs 7:20)

Jim St. Clair - Ploughshare

Posted by Glenn Carey

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Our Community Historian Jim St. Clair loves to plough through documents and artifacts as he unearths interesting tales about Cape Breton's past. He has turned up an interesting tale about ploughs and shares it with us on "Then and Now". (runs 9:25)

Crime Scene Education

Posted by Glenn Carey

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A homicide and forensic investigators conference is underway in Cape Breton, Information Morning host Steve Sutherland meets the keynote speaker, international forensics expert, Dr. Henry Lee, and one of the organizers, Inspector Walter Rutherford of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service. (runs 12:08)

A Clear View Of Clear-cutting

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet Peter Woodbridge of Woodbridge Associates, who was commissioned to author a report for the Province of Nova Scotia on how to reach a goal to reduce clear-cutting over the next five years without cutting the legs out from under the industry. (runs 12:07)

A View Of Palliative Care

Posted by Glenn Carey

Dr. Nigel Sykes from England will be a keynote speaker at the Palliative Care Conference in Baddeck, he will talk about how the field of palliative care is evolving. (runs 8:21)

WestJet Returns

Posted by Glenn Carey

A big bird migrates back to Cape Breton. WestJet revs up for another season of flights in and out of the J.A.D. McCurdy Airport in Sydney, the service begins in two weeks. (runs 5:54)

Learn To Run 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

The "Learn To Run" clinic is being sponsored by the YMCA and the Fiddlers Run, and is open to any and all aspiring runners. The program offers training and information sessions for participants. (runs 6:27)

Levin Report Reaction

Posted by Glenn Carey

A former Minister of Education -- and former teacher and vice-principal -- John MacEachern gives his scholarly view of The Levin Report, which suggests proposals for a sustainable school system in Nova Scotia. (runs 9:39)

The Levin Report

Posted by Glenn Carey

Dr. Ben Levin is a consultant hired by the Province of Nova Scotia to suggest ways to improve and help sustain its educational system, he explains his report. (runs 13:35)

Bishop Conviction

Posted by Glenn Carey

We speak with John McKiggan, the Halifax lawyer who helped reach the settlement for victims of sexual abuse in the Antigonish Diocese, about the conviction of Bishop Lahey on charges of importing child pornography. (runs 6:49)

Literature With Lessons

Posted by Glenn Carey

Hear about 3 new natural science books for kids featuring a salmon, a seal, and a lobster. Author Don Downer has been a DFO biologist, marine researcher and a former professor of environmental science at Sir Wilfrid Grenfell College in Corner Brook. (runs 10:09)

The Green Dream

Posted by Glenn Carey

A speck of green in a sea of blue and orange. We speak with MP elect Green Party Leader Elizabeth May about her historic win following the Election 2011 vote.  (runs 12:05)

Chief Concerns

Posted by Glenn Carey

Waycobah Chief Morley Googoo has been elected Regional Chief for Newfoundland and Nova Scotia with the Assembly of First Nations. He talks about his new role. (runs 9:46)

Changing Times

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Wendy Martin has an update on changing times within the Roman Catholic Church. Father Paul Abbass speaks for the Diocese of Antigonish. (runs 6:06)

Highway Signs

Posted by Glenn Carey

Municipalities now have the option to decide what signage goes up along their highways. Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation, Bill Estabrooks, explains how the signage control amendment will work. (runs 7:07)

Cuzner Win 2011

Posted by Glenn Carey

So voters sent shockwaves and tremors across our political landscape, hurling the Liberals into third place. But standing firm on solid ground was the re-elected MP for Cape Breton-Canso, Rodger Cuzner. (runs 10:17)

Eyking Win 2011

Posted by Glenn Carey

Voters in Sydney-Victoria made their Mark again. We ask the re-elected MP, Mark Eyking, about the close race to win his seat for the fifth time. (runs 10:17)

New NSCC President

Posted by Glenn Carey

The new president of the Nova Scotia Community College is Don Bureaux. He was acting president for awhile, but now he has the role permanently. We ask him about the challenges he and his institution face. (runs 6:24)

Learn To Run 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

As part of CBC's "Live Right Now" campaign, we meet people involved in the "Learn To Run" the program at the YMCA in Sydney -- with the hopes of inspiring you to lace up sneakers, too. Erin Pyke is the co-ordinator of the program, and Paul MacKenzie is a group leader. (runs 7:35)