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Information Morning Cape Breton with Steve Sutherland & David Burke

Coming Up:

MONDAY, August 23, 2014
Cape Breton's # 1 morning show - "Information Morning" - weekdays at 6 a.m.


  • Thinking inside of the box... We'll check out a unique construction project underway on the shore of Mira Bay.  A family is building a summer home out of used shipping containers.

  • Did you know your neighbours can help you prevent heart attacks?  And we're not talking about first-aid training, either.  On our medical column - Dr. Peter Lin examines a new study which suggests that the more connected you are with your neighbours, the better your health outcomes are as you age.


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    Join Information Morning's host Steve Sutherland and Morning News Editor David Burke -  starting at 6 A.M.   Also, our Morning Meteorologist Peter Coade has your up-to-the-minute Cape Breton weather forecast, LIVE after 7:25 AM

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We are Cape Breton's # 1 morning show - "Information Morning" - weekdays at 6 am

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10-digit Dialing 1-0-1

Posted by Glenn Carey

phone pad.jpgNova Scotia is moving to 10-digit dialing for local phone calls, and to mark the big switch, Associate Producer Holly Conners has collected some fun facts about phone numbers.  (runs 7:13)

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Learning From Buddy

Posted by Glenn Carey

natalie and buddy.jpgAs Cape Bretoners continue to celebrate the life and music of Buddy MacMaster, who passed away this week, we recall a feature interview in which Natalie MacMaster shed a little light on how her Uncle influenced her... and just what made him so cool with a fiddle.  (runs 5:35)

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Ryan Gillis, Addictions Advocate

Posted by Glenn Carey

ryan gillis.jpgAddiction, recovery, and lessons learned.  We remember the late Ryan Gillis of Sydney Mines who died Tuesday in a car crash in Alberta.  He was 30 years old.  He often talked publically about his long struggle with drug addiction.  Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee spoke to Ryan in March 2014.  (runs 6:13)

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**  YouTube link to video of The Ryan Gillis Story - Love Life
     produced by JLF Productions

Mussel Processing Plant

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Island's only large-scale mussel processing plant will be up and running in North Sydney next month.  Adam Mugridge is project development manager for Louisbourg Seafoods and he gave Reporter Holly Conners a tour of their Northsyde Processing plant.  (runs 6:18)

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"My Play" VLT System

Posted by Glenn Carey

myplay.pngAndrew Younger, the Minister responsible for part of the Gaming Control Act in Nova Scotia, has announced the province is scrapping the "My Play" VLT system created by Techlink Entertainment in Sydney.  Reporter Hal Higgins spoke to him about the government's decision.  (runs 6:42)

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CBRM Council And Roads

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Are we on the right road?  CBRM Council tries to map out where it is with regards to road repairs and upgrades.  Staffer Bruce Hardy offered some good news and explained the process of federal / provincial funding for road repairs.  (runs 5:44)

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CBRM Youth Council Recruiting

Posted by Glenn Carey

Calling all 16- to 22-year-olds with an interest in municipal matters!  The CBRM is looking for young people to help form its new Youth Council.  But first a Start Up Committee will convene to decide its structure and this committee will select actual council members.  We are joined by Brandon Ellis and Brianna Desveaux who have been urging the creation of a youth council.  (runs 8:06)

 

If you would be interested in joining this Start Up Committee, would like more information or to share your ideas contact one of the following by email link on or before August 31, 2014:  

Brandon Ellis: 

Scott Thomas: 

Brianna Desveaux:   

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Louisbourg Boat Builder

Posted by Glenn Carey

A sound from the past... we visit a young Cape Breton boatbuilder who's plying the waters of Louisbourg Harbour with an old make-and-break engine.  Darcy Harte is from Louisbourg and he's a heritage interpreter at the Fortress.  He recently installed the vintage one-cylinder make-and-break engine in a dory he built by hand.  (runs 8:42)

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Odd Jobs 8 - Fire Specialist

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our summer series - "Odd Jobs" - highlights people around our Island who make their living in fascinating and unique ways.  We conclude by heading to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan chats with one of the key people in the Park, Anne Claude Pepin.  She is a Resource Conservation Officer with Parks Canada.  (runs 6:48)

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Malagawatch Sculpture

Posted by Glenn Carey

An ancient gathering place welcomes a new addition... Charlie Dennis, senior advisor to the Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, and St. Ann's Bay metal sculpter Gordon Kennedy talk about a memorial archway he has created for the Malagawatch Cemetery.  (runs 9:02)

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