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November 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008

X-Strata and Donkin.
CBC Reporter Wendy Martin attended last night's meeting on the future of the Donkin Mine. Meeting (runs 8:35)

Caper In Mumbai. Many Canadians are caught up in the violence in Mumbai, and we reached Cape Bretoner Camille LeFort in the city. LeFort (runs 7:17)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Co-Op Expansion.
Tony Parsons, Manager of the Margaree Co-op, will host a grand re-opening tonight, after the store managed to almost double its size with a sizable investment from the community. Parsons (runs 6:02)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Global Compact.
Rany Ibrahim, CEO of RSI Management Solutions in Sydney, has pledged to follow ten ethical business principles promoted by the United Nations. Ibrahim (runs 7:48)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Area 23.
Crab fishermen in Louisbourg think there's something fishy about a new snow crab license granted recently. CBC Reporter Wendy Martin tells us why. License (runs 8:43)

Market Manager. We meet Jim Rutten, the new manager of the Cape Breton Farmer's Market in Sydney River. Rutten (runs 9:10)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Louisbourg Resort.
We get an update from Henric Bauermeister, President of Cape Breton Island Developers Inc., the group is building a resort and golf courses at Louisbourg. Resort (runs 12:23)

Prescription For Trouble, Part TWO. CBC Reporter Joan Weeks takes a look at what's being done, and not being done, to stop prescription pills from being abused on our streets. Drugs TWO (runs 9:36)


Friday, November 21, 2008

Votes For Sale.
As Eskasoni First Nation prepares for its band election, Information Morning Reporter Wendy Martin looks at the serious allegations of voters selling their votes for money and drugs. Eskasoni (runs 9:22)

Prescription For Trouble, Part ONE. CBC Reporter Joan Weeks investigates the problem of prescription pills on the streets in our community. Drugs ONE (runs 9:01)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Healthy Skepticism.
Nova Scotia's Auditor General says the province is not ready to meet the home care needs of an aging population. Health Minister Chris d'Entremont responds to the report. Audit (runs 12:25)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Church Meeting.
People in New Waterford are fighting to keep the doors of their church open. Mt. Carmel parishioners Richard Chaisson and Michael Campbell attended a public meeting last night. Outcome (runs 9:59)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Terra Madre.
A local chef, Earlene Busch, owner of the Chanterelle Inn on St. Anns Bay, attended a slow food conference in Italy, and she hopes to get cooking on plans to make Cape Breton a culinary travel destination. Busch (runs 8:32)

Monday, November 17, 2008

M-P's Chat.
With the House of Commons sitting on Tuesday. Cape Breton M-P's Rodger Cuzner and Mark Eyking share their feelings on the eve of a new Parliament. Members (runs 20:07)


Friday, November 14, 2008

New Plant.
The project manager of Louisbourg Seafoods, Danny Hanson, explains the company's expansion to Glace Bay, North Sydney, and now, Canso. Hanson (runs 8:11)

Hearty Results. John Malcom, the C-E-O of the Cape Breton District Health Authority, responds to the results of a heart health study that shows half the people surveyed have high blood pressure. Malcom (runs 12:23)

Take Heart. After hearing about the recent heart health study, CBC Reporter Wendy Martin tells us about a clinic where those who suffer from heart disease can get help. Clinic (runs 7:38)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Heart Facts.
Dr. Paul MacDonald, a cardiologist at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, talks about the recent study of heart health here in Cape Breton. Report (runs 12:17)

First Ministers Meet. We chat with Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald about his prescription for dealing with the economic slowdown. Premier (runs 11:39)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Taste of China.
Information Morning's Current Affairs Reporter Wendy Martin introduces us to the newest menu items available on campus, courtesy of one Chinese graduate. Food (runs 5:43)

Archibald Family. We look at a new genealogy of the province's Archibald family. The roots and branches of that family tree have been well documented and presented by Dr. Allan Marble. Jim St. Clair (runs 12:05)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day. Peace activist Muriel Duckworth remembers how war touched her and her family. And two old soldiers explain why it's not the remembering that's hard, it's the trying to forget. Memories (runs 11:38)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Beneath The Sea.
Martha Jones, a professor of biology at Cape Breton University, discusses the Japanese Skeleton Shrimp, an aquatic invader, recently identified in Cape Breton waters. Shrimp (runs 8:54)


Friday, November 07, 2008

Muslim Celebration.
The local branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canada will mark a special anniversary. Two members of the sect discuss the community and the celebration. Muslim (runs 12:22)

Cap Le Ronde Beach. Dozens of people showed up for an open house in D'Escousse on the future of Cap Le Ronde Beach on Isle Madame, it's the site of a controversial sand and gravel operation. CBC Reporter Wendy Martin attended the meeting. Report (runs 7:34)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Board Chair.
There are more people around the table at the Strait Regional School Board now. We meet the new chair, Mary Jess MacDonald, who will try to keep them in order. Mary Jess (runs 7:20)

Cap La Ronde. Some people in Richmond County want the Cap La Ronde beach protected from an ongoing sand mining operation. Harold Carroll is Director of Parks and Recreation for the NS Department of Natural Resources. Carroll (runs 8:41)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Cheticamp Complaints.
CBC Reporter Joan Weeks investigates allegations of mistreatment at some group homes in Cheticamp. Allegations (runs 10:50)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Building Blocks.
Meet a father and son who say the way children play and learn in the years before school, forms the foundation for their adult life and the future of society. Development (runs 12:19)

Monday, November 03, 2008

A Scenic CD.
  The Cabot Trail Companion, an audio driving guide to the trail was produced by John Stackpool, a travel editor. He talks about the audio tour of the Cabot Trail. CD Tour (runs 10:25)

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