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June 2011 Archives

Justifying Justice

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Nova Scotia government says it's a way to make sure crime doesn't pay. Ross Landry, the Minister of Justice, hears critical response to it from listeners, and explains the intent of the new Civil Forfeiture Act. (runs 11:32)

Defiant Spirits 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

In the final chapter of our series, Defiant Spirits - we talk with author Ross King about the timeless appeal and the modern legacy of the striking images committed to canvas by the Group of Seven. (runs 6:16)

UN Designation

Posted by Glenn Carey

A world class destination receives a world class designation. Theresa MacNeil, Chair of the Bras d'Or Biosphere Reserve Association, speaks about the Bras d'Or Lakes area finally receiving designation as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. (runs 7:15)

Blazing Paddles

Posted by Glenn Carey

A pair of local kayakers, Ben Furey and AJ Fraser, have finished their journey around Cape Breton in sea kayaks, they raised money for the Atlantic Burn Camp. They spoke to Reporter Wendy Martin dockside. (runs 5:27)

Defiant Spirits 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

In Part 3 of our series on the Group of Seven, we explore the birth of a cultural brand - the roots and legacy of these world-class self-promoters with author Ross King. (runs 13:34)

Lighthouse Returns

Posted by Glenn Carey

Its official - the St. Paul's Lighthouse is back home in Dingwall, Cape Breton. Hamilton Carter is the Director of the St. Paul Island Historical Society and he updates us on its return. (runs 4:58)

Financially Informed

Posted by Glenn Carey

Some High School students in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality received a primer on credit. A subject that won't tax students attention but could pay dividends, hear about this new program. (runs 11:13)

Minding Her Ps and Qs

Posted by Glenn Carey

Dr. Erin Robertson is a Psychology Professor at Cape Breton University who's putting a scientific twist on the study of grammar. She's doing research this summer by studying peoples brains as they detect errors in grammar. (runs 8:41)

Hospital Heal Thyself

Posted by Glenn Carey

For an update on renovations and improvements taking place at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, we contact Facility Manager Angela MacArthur.  (runs 6:02)

Defiant Spirits 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

In part 2 of our interview series with author Ross King, we explore the philosophy behind the Group of Seven - and we examine the significance of the subjects they chose to paint. (runs 11:17)

Honouring Al MacNeil

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Stanley Cup, the Canada Cup, the Memorial Cup and the Calder Cup all have one thing in common. All four have been won by Al MacNeil of Sydney. Hear what Cape Breton University has planned to honour Al MacNeil's 50 years of serving and playing in Canada's game. (runs 9:04)

Learn more about CBU's Builder of Champions

Defiant Spirits 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

You've most likely seen their paintings but how much do you know about the modernist revolution that gave birth to the Group of Seven? We launch a four-part feature interview with Ross King about his new book, "Defiant Spirits" - tracing the story of the Group of Seven. (runs 12:27)

National Geographic Story

Posted by Glenn Carey

Dr. Rob Dunn, a Biology Professor from North Carolina State University, is visiting Cape Breton while working on a story for National Geographic about the ecology of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. (runs 13:27)

                       Visit his website:  Dr. Rob Dunn         Contact:  Email

Teaching Tourism

Posted by Glenn Carey

Students from Saint John, New Brunswick, will be studying Cape Breton's tourist attractions this summer. Professor Kim Lemky teaches at UNBSJ and she spoke with Reporter Joan Weeks about her students and the course. (runs 6:18)

LIVE From CB Highlands National Park

Posted by Glenn Carey

Information Morning host Steve Sutherland was LIVE on the Middle Head Peninsula, overlooking Ingonish Beach, gazing over at Smokey, a spectacular view of just a couple of the fine features of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Our show was broadcast from the Ceilidh Hall at the Keltic Lodge as part of 75th Anniversary celebrations for the Park.  (runs 1:50:22)

Jim St. Clair - Highlands Quiz

Posted by Glenn Carey

His heart may be in the Highlands, but to what extent are they in his head? Community Historian Jim St. Clair gets host Steve Sutherland ready for Information Morning's road trip to Ingonish with a quiz on the Cape Breton Highlands. (runs 9:09)

New CB North MLA

Posted by Glenn Carey

After the votes were counted, Northside physiotherapist Eddie Orrell won the by-election by over 1700 votes and is the new MLA for Cape Breton North. (runs 8:47)

A Beach Too Far

Posted by Glenn Carey

People in Inverness continue to fight the developer of Cabot Links Golf Course over access to Walker's Beach. Hear from both sides in advance of a Town Hall meeting on the issue. (runs 5:22)

Strait Business Plan

Posted by Glenn Carey

Making the Business of the Strait his business, meet businessman Parker Stone, the new President of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce. (runs 5:48)

Itching To Know

Posted by Glenn Carey

Samantha Lawrence is a recent graduate of Cape Breton University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in biology. Currently, she is studying the family of parasites that cause swimmers itch, meet her in our continuing series on summer research at CBU. (runs 8:18)

Civil Forfeiture Law

Posted by Glenn Carey

Seizing the probable proceeds of crime... before a conviction. Nova Scotia's new Civil Forfeiture legislation will be put to the test for the first time in a Sydney court. Reporter Joan Weeks explores the arguments for and against the legislation. (runs 9:25)

Holy Angels Final Days

Posted by Glenn Carey

It's the end of an era... the last class of Holy Angels High in Sydney sings the praises of the soon-to-be-closed school. Reporter David Burke visited the students and school recently. (runs 10:13)

CB North Candidates 10

Posted by Glenn Carey

Focus on families... a parent from the Northside asks the candidates in Cape Breton North what they'd do to help families, in our last excerpt from our All Candidates Forum. (runs 9:56)

Testing Their Mettle Off-Road

Posted by Glenn Carey

Ian MacNeil is a Cape Bretoner who was part of a student engineering team from Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador that competed recently in a competition to build an off-road racing vehicle. (runs 6:36)

Learn more about the project and team:  Memorial Baja

Wilderness Protection

Posted by Glenn Carey

Find out why the Nova Scotia government has set a goal of protecting 12 per cent of the wilderness land in the province and how you can have a say in what areas get protected. Sterling Belliveau is Nova Scotia's Environment Minister. (runs 8:29)

For more information, visit the website:  12 Percent by 2015

CB North Candidates 9

Posted by Glenn Carey

Sticking up for seniors is what the candidates vying for your vote in Cape Breton North talked about at our All Candidates Forum recently. (runs 7:54)

Cornwallis Centre Closing

Posted by Glenn Carey

Keeping the peace... but not from Cornwallis. Founder of the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre Alex Morrison of Sydney talks about why the Centre in Nova Scotia is closing and moving to Ottawa. (runs 7:19)

CB North Candidates 8

Posted by Glenn Carey

Tourism is a major pillar supporting the Cape Breton economy. So what ideas do the four men who want to be Cape Breton's newest MLA have about tourism on the Northside? (runs 7:40)

CB North Candidates 7

Posted by Glenn Carey

The candidates in Cape Breton North respond to another question from the audience at our All Candidates Forum. This time, how do we keep young people off the streets and safe on the Northside. (runs 7:08)

Jim St. Clair - Marconi 0615

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our community historian Jim St. Clair looks into the connection between the Whiskey Trail, Marconi, and the romantic story of Annie Jameson. (runs 9:11)

CB North Candidates 6

Posted by Glenn Carey

Job creation is arguably the most common concern among voters - wherever they are - is raised at our All Candidates Forum. The 4 candidates running in Cape Breton North share their thoughts. (runs 7:42)

CB North Candidates 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You. The candidates in Cape Breton North answer a personal question posed during our All Candidates Forum at Memorial High School in Sydney Mines. (runs 9:59)

A Bridge To The Past

Posted by Glenn Carey

In our continuing series about summer research at CBU, Professor Ian Brodie and research student Jessie MacDonald are studying when the high school tradition of painting the Sydney River Trestle started... we ask them what they know so far and why they want to know more. (runs 11:28)

CB North Candidates 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

In Part 4 of our All Candidates Forum, the candidates vying for the vote in Cape Breton North share their thoughts on the issue of keeping Emergency Rooms open on the Northside. (runs 8:59)

Walker's Beach Access

Posted by Glenn Carey

People in Inverness say they want the developers of Cabot Links golf course to build an access path to Walker's Beach. We hear from a member of a new community group and the golf course project manager. (runs 7:14)

CB North Candidates 3

Posted by Glenn Carey

The ABCs of cuts to education. The candidates for the provincial by-election in Cape Breton North take a page from the debating club in Part 3 from our All Candidates Forum. (runs 8:05)

Managing The Ocean

Posted by Glenn Carey

An area half the size of Cape Breton, not far off our shores, has been identified as a potential Maritime Protected Area. Tim Hall, Regional Manager of Oceans and Coastal Management with DFO, explains. (runs 8:17)

O Canada! Citizenship

Posted by Glenn Carey

This land is his land... or at least it's about to be. We speak with Hugh Muller, Alexander Graham Bell's great-grandson, about receiving his Canadian Citizenship at a ceremony at the Museum in Baddeck. (runs 9:23)

CB North Candidates 2

Posted by Glenn Carey

Tackling the deficit was on your mind. Hear a question and answer excerpt from our All Candidates Forum for the by-election in Cape Breton North. (runs 7:52)

Making Waves

Posted by Glenn Carey

We speak with Robert Grenier, the underwater archeologist, whose discovery of a 16th century sailing vessel off the coast of Labrador, made waves on both sides of the Atlantic. (runs 7:55)

A Bridge To Business

Posted by Glenn Carey

The man behind Larch Wood in Margaree, Don Beamish, talks about what restoring the washed out bridge in Margaree means to the future of his enterprise. (runs 4:05)

CB North Candidates 1

Posted by Glenn Carey

The would-be MLAs for Cape Breton North gathered at Memorial High School in Sydney Mines for our All Candidates Forum, in Part 1, hear their opening statements. (runs 6:24)

Equality And Respect

Posted by Glenn Carey

A new employment equity and respect policy developed under the leadership of the CBRM's new diversity officer, Scott Thomas, has been endorsed by Cape Breton Regional Council. Scott Thomas tells us about the policy.  (runs 5:14)

In Living Memory

Posted by Glenn Carey

Putting a second wind in the sails of a good cause - the Second Wind Community Band presents a fundraising concert for L'Arche Cape Breton and the Jeremy Harris Living Library. Louise MacKenna is Jeremy's Mom, and a member of the Second Wind Community Band. (runs 9:50)

Celebrating A Century

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 100 years of doing business on the island. We meet the new President of the organization, Jim Paris. (runs 8:35)

Montessori Students Visit

Posted by Glenn Carey

Some students from Montessori School in Westmount came to our studio to see what we do and learn abit about radio, so we decided to learn abit about them. (runs 5:15)

Bob Morgan Remembered

Posted by Stan Kennedy

For more on the man and his legacy, we spoke with Peyton Chisholm who first met Bob Morgan forty years ago. (runs 6:46)

Ballot Box Banter

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Just over two weeks to go before the by-election in Cape Breton North. Reporter Wendy Martin brings us an overview of the candidates vying to be the next MLA on the Northside. (runs 11:20)

Learn To Run 8

Posted by Stan Kennedy

With the Learn To Run program winding down after 8 weeks, the Learn To Run Fun Run is about to gear up.  (runs 7:18)

Fire Inspections

Posted by Glenn Carey

A recent Auditor General's report prompted the Nova Scotia Department of Labour to look into its fire inspection system province wide. Jeff Conrad, the Associate Deputy Minister of Labour, explains their new plans and procedures. (runs 6:12)

High Flyin' Pilot

Posted by Glenn Carey

It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a snowbird. We speak with Captain Brett Glaeser, the only Nova Scotian pilot, who will perform at the air show in Cape Breton this weekend. (runs 8:19)

Batter Up, Play Ball

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Sydney Sooners take to the field tonight in their home opener. We chat with the man who's president, general manager, and coach for the team, Jim "Rico" MacEachern. (runs 6:52)

Tasty Ethnic Dining

Posted by Glenn Carey

If you love Italian or Indian food, there's a dish of good news for you in Sydney. There are plans for an Italian Bistro to open downtown, and a couple from Pakistan will be opening an Indian restaurant. Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee spoke to the owners. (runs 10:30)

Terminal Madness

Posted by Glenn Carey

It was supposed to be a straight forward flight with a simple connection, but she ran into turbulence of a different sort. Tracey Stevenson of North Sydney, experienced an airline ordeal that she is likely to never forget. (runs 8:22)

Jim St. Clair - River Denys Mountain

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our Community Historian Jim St. Clair and Host Steve Sutherland visit the last remaining vestige of a once-thriving community that's gone now, except for the humble and historic church - St. Margaret's of Scotland at the top of River Denys Mountain. (runs 8:56)

A Window Of Opportunity

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Cape Breton Stage Company will present a play in the window of a store in Sydney this week. Director Scott Sharplin tells us why. (runs 8:47)

Reform Or Remove

Posted by Glenn Carey

As the Senate debate heats up again in Ottawa, Cape Breton University Professor Tom Urbaniak gives us a primer on exactly what the upper chamber is for. (runs 10:36)