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Cape Breton: Info. Morning


Cape Breton: Info. Morning

Information Morning Cape Breton helps listeners better understand and explore the challenges in our island's future, remember their past and celebrate their neighbours' accomplishments.

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Dam betrays Trudeau's pledge to First Nations, say critics

Despite a promise to forge a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, the Trudeau government's support of the Site C dam is facing criticism. The dam is opposed by First Nation leaders, the Royal Society of Canada and Amnesty International.

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'Some relief': Taran Killam's SNL ax

Well-liked and versatile actor Taran Killam reflects on life after his six season run with Saturday Night Live.

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Toll of assisted deaths on doctors

What impact do assisted deaths take on the doctors involved? Dr. Jeff Blackmer says some doctors will struggle, and Canada needs a framework to support them.

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Conservation officer kills 9 bears in 'most difficult week'

A B.C. conservation officer says Revelstoke residents' carelessness with their food and trash led to the euthanization of nine bears there last week. Guest host Laura Lynch interviews Dan Bartol.

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Odd Jobs - Hat Maker

All Sewn Up... In our last look at interesting and unusual careers in Cape Breton, we turn our attention to fashion designer and hat maker Barb Longva of Sew Inclined... our featured guest in the last installment of our "Odd Jobs" series.

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The Farmer's Daughter Land Offer

A Whycocomagh business is offering free plots of unserviced woodland as an incentive to attract new staff. The land for labour is a unique approach, Sandee Maclean, co-owner of The Farmer's Daughter Country Market in Whycocomagh, explains.

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CAO Salaries

Another "Sunshine List"... A CBC Nova Scotia Investigation looks at the cost of municipal administrators, and the communities in the top ten may surprise you. Reporter Pam Berman has the details.

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Colombia Peace Agreement

After more than a half-a-century of conflict, people in Colombia are celebrating a big step toward peace. CBU lecturer and author Garry Leech offers his thoughts on this historic development between Colombia's government and Farc rebels.

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Forestry Strategy Response - Minister Lloyd Hines

Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines responds to previous interviews on the provincial government's natural resources strategy.

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Forestry Strategy Follow - Allan Shaw

One of the original authors of a 10-year natural resources strategy is critical of the direction the province appears to be taking toward adapting and improving the way the province manages its biodiversity, forests, geological resources and parks.

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Amazing Race Cape Breton

Next week on The Amazing Race Canada you will see parts of Cape Breton. The show filmed an episode in Victoria and Cape Breton County's last May.

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150-year-old Piano

The focal point of the Arts by the Brook Society's concert season will be a a 150-year-old Broadwood drawing room grand piano.

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Donkin Mine Update

The community liaison committee on the Donkin mine project has a new chairman. Paul Carrigan has taken on the role of interim chair following the resignation of Hugh Kennedy.

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Senior geologist John Calder

John Calder is senior geologist with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, and author of "The Joggins Fossil Cliffs: Coal Age Galapagos".

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Area Code Update

The newest area code in Nova Scotia is "782". It was brought in to make sure the province didn't run out of phone numbers. But it seems the new area code is not widely in use.

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Then & Now - August Gale

It was on August 23rd and August 24th in 1873 that Nova Scotia experienced what's thought to be the most destructive hurricane to ever hit Cape Breton. Today, Jim looks back at the Great August Gale of 1873.

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Prison Death cont'd

The Correctional Investigator of Canada is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Matthew Hines.

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Whitney Pier Youth Club

The newly renovated and expanded Whitney Pier Youth Club will be open mid - September.

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Odd Jobs - Paleontologist

Nicole MacLennan met up with Jason Loxton in his lab in CBU to find out more about paleontology.

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Prison Death - Joan Weeks

A Sydney family says they were misled about the circumstances surrounding their brother's death in Dorchester prison. They are devastated to learn the actions of prison staff may have led to his death.

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Forestry Strategy

Forestry coordinator, Matt Miller, says a newly released progress report on the Provincial governments 10-year Natural Resources Strategy signifies a step back from several key reforms that were promised in the past.

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Syrian Family Update

Cape Bretoners no more... The Aabo family were the first Syrian refugee family to arrive in Cape Breton, but their stay was short-lived. We get an update on the Aabo's from one of their community sponsors, and their host, Stephen Reid.

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Name That Place - Boardmore Theatre

Shining the spotlight on Liz and Harry Boardmore in our series "Name That Place", in which we learn about the people for whom prominent places are named. Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan met historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls to discuss their legacy.

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North Sydney Vietnamese Restaurant

Recently, diners in the CBRM have new Asian options, including Thai and Japanese restaurants. Now, they can add Vietnamese to the menu. Information Morning's Holly Conners visits a new business thats bringing a taste of Saigon to North Sydney.

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Jim St. Clair - Skye River

Testing the water with community historian Jim St. Clair. Jim and Information Morning host Steve Sutherland visit Skye River in Victoria County, on the border between Waycobah and Whycocomagh, for today's tale on "Then and Now".

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Wildfire Preparedness In Nova Scotia

Fighting wildfires, before they happen. We talk about fire preparedness, on the macro scale, with Jim Rudderham, Department of Natural Resources operations manager for forest protection in Nova Scotia.

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Odd Jobs - Goldsmith

Going For Gold... In our series "Odd Jobs", we learn a little about some of the interesting and unusual occupations on our Island. Today, Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan introduces us to Rob Bowden, a goldsmith in Sydney.

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A summer camp for start-ups. Forget canoeing, marshmallows and bon fires, these campers are interested in patent law, investors and marketing. Information Morning's Holly Conners checked out MentorCamp, an entrepreneurship mentoring event.

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ServiCom To Former Target Store

One of the largest employers in the CBRM is ServiCom in Sydney River. The call centre operation is preparing to move and is looking to expand, as well. Todd Riley, Director of Operations, gave Reporter George Mortimer a tour of the new site.

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CBU Research - Kori Andrea

In our CBU research column, we meet Kori Andrea from North Sydney, she is a young scientist researching the use of nano-particles to deliver cancer-fighting drugs directly to the sick cells - while leaving the healthy cells alone.

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No RV Propane Fill-ups

A Texas couple visiting Cape Breton in their RV are frustrated by the lack of propane fill-up options for RVs. Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee spoke to Alison Steele of Houston, and to Bruce Marsh of Cape Breton Trailer Sales about the situation.

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Name That Place - Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion

People the Island over know the name Joan Harriss because of the Cruise Pavilion on Sydney's waterfront. In this edition of "Name That Place", Information Morning's Nicole MacLennan and historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls discuss Joan Harriss.

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Jim St. Clair - Gaelic Geography Song

The love of Cape Breton and it's scenery can be very moving. It has certainly moved many poets and songwriters to write odes to our Island. Jim St. Clair tells us about one such poet and one such song that's still sung... 160 years later.

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Peacekeepers Monument Unveiled

Three Cape Bretoners who have served in UN missions reflect on the new Peacekeepers monument unveiled on Sydney's waterfront. Ron Clarke is a 36 year veteran. Bill Cox served as a peacekeeper in Bosnia. And Mel Burmingham was in Kosovo in 2000.

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Odd Jobs - Music Conductor

Meet a woman who's "scored" a pretty cool job... Noelle Wadden is an accomplished and well respected musical conductor. She's our featured guest in this edition of our Summer series "Odd Jobs" with Nicole MacLennan.

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Protocase and Co-op Building

Sydney company Protocase is transforming the former Co-Op building at Ashby Corner in Sydney as their new manufacturing facility. Steve Lilley, the president and CEO of Protocase, he invited Reporter George Mortimer to tour the expansion site.

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CBRM and CB-VRSB and School Buildings

What are the CBRM and the School Board going to do with all the school buildings that are no longer needed? Malcolm Gillis is CBRM's Director of Planning, and Lorne Green is Chair of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.

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Name That Place - Munro Park

In our summer series, "Name That Place", we learn about the people for whom many landmarks in the CBRM are named. Today, Information Morning's Nicole MacLennan and historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls visit Munro Park in North Sydney.

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Jim St. Clair - The Campbells

Making Connections... community historian Jim St. Clair takes us on a trip that links Tasmania to Scotland to New Campbellton at the entrance of the Big Bras d'Or Channel. Jim has the family connection and story of the Campbells on "Then and Now".

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

A SANE Response... The Every Woman's Centre in Sydney becomes one of two new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner programs in the province. Louise Smith-MacDonald, co-ordinator with the Every Woman's Centre, explains what that'll mean for victims.

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New Peacekeepers Monument

Commemorating Cape Breton's peacekeepers... Michele Gardiner designed a new peacekeeping monument for Sydney's waterfront and Tom White is the Eastern Director of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping.

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Odd Jobs - Recreation Therapist

On our Odd Jobs summer series, Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan meets a recreation therapist. It's sometimes difficult for Kevin Stairs to explain what he does as a recreation therapist, but he's gonna take a stab at it.

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A tribute to Nobel Prize winning physicist Art McDonald

A group of former classmates of Nobel Prize winning physicist Art McDonald have come together to celebrate him and launch a scholarship in his name.

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Cocoon camping at the Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park has taken camping to a new level...a tree-top level. George Mortimer checks out cocoon camping.

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Upgrades to the Northern Victoria Community Centre in Cape North

For years now efforts have been underway to upgrade the Northern Victoria Community Centre in Cape North. A new group is working to make the facility a community hub over the next two years.

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Coyote Sightings in Port Hawkesbury

The Town of Port Hawkesbury has had an unusually high number of coyote sightings lately. So many in fact, the municipality is asking anyone who spots a coyote within the town limits to report it to the Department of Natural Resources.

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Name that Place - John Bernard Croak Park

This week on our "Name that Place" column where we visit landmarks in the CBRM to find out about the people they were named after, we're heading out to Glace Bay, where a school, a Royal Canadian Legion and a park have been named after a war hero.

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CBU Research - Cy McLean

On our Cape Breton University research column we learn about a musician from Whitney Pier who had a significant influence in music and social activism in Canada. Wade Pfaff wrote an essay on the life and legacy of Cy McLean.

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Open Hearth Park

From Canada's worst toxic waste site to a vast expanse of green space in Sydney. Reporter Holly Conners visits Open Hearth Park as part of our Summer series exploring parks around the Maritimes.

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Caribbean Festival 2016

Contrary to rumours... Whitney Pier's Caribbean Festival WILL BE held this year, the annual event sponsored by St. Philip's African Orthodox Church takes place August 1st. Rev. Phyllis Marsh describes the plans for the cultural celebration.

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Coal Mining Documentary

Reporter Molly Woodgate introduces us to Junie Boudreau who is shooting a documentary called "In My Blood", its about the coal mining industry on the Island. And hear from Hughie MacArthur, a former coal miner, who shares his story.

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Clifford Paul - Ghana Trip

An exchange among indigenous peoples. Clifford Paul of the Unimaki Institute of Natural Resources in Eskasoni is back in Cape Breton after an educational trip to Ghana in Africa, he tells us about the adventure and cultural exchange.

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Jim St. Clair - Trefoil

A little yellow flower is making its presence felt in a big way in Cape Breton this summer. On his weekly column, "Then and Now", Jim St. Clair has a primer on the ubiquitous plant known as trefoil, and how it is returning to its wild roots.

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Lighthouses Update

Efforts to save two of Cape Breton's iconic lighthouses got a boost from a National Trust for Canada competition last summer. Reporter George Mortimer updates what's happened at Gabarus and Low Point since winning thousands in prize money.

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Odd Jobs - Savoy Theatre's Head Tech

Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan goes backstage for our "Odd Jobs" series and meets Dave Bailey, the head technician at the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, who takes care of everything from the lights and the sound to the seats and the sets.

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CBU Research - Rebecca Hutt-LeFort

On our CBU summer research column, find out how old photos prompted some great storytelling. Rebecca Hutt-LeFort, a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Community Studies program, is involved in the project.

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Baby Box Project

An idea in its infancy... We meet a Sydney couple hoping to help new parents by equipping them with baby boxes containing necessities for a newborn. Erin and James Forsey of Sydney are promoting the project in the area.

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Burlesque Performer Angela LaMuse

The art of Burlesque... Meet a Cape Breton woman who went away to study, and became a success professionally - performing burlesque. Angela LaMuse, originally from Ottawa Brook, near Iona, has returned home to share her show.

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Steelworkers Memorial

Reporter George Mortimer asked Carol Lee Boutilier, Marketing Coordinator and web designer with Nova Scotia Lands, which manages Open Hearth Park in Sydney, about a small parkette there dedicated to steelworkers who died on the job.

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Ignite The Maritimes

David Howe is a Nova Scotian entrepreneur who is highlighting and celebrating successful business start-ups in the Maritimes, including a Cape Breton example, with a documentary series of 10 mini docs of start-up success stories from the region.

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Open Hearth Park Amphitheatre Update

Reporter George Mortimer gets an update on improvements to the amphitheatre at Open Hearth Park in Sydney from Donnie Burke, he is the Executive Director of Projects with Nova Scotia Lands which manages the site.

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Jim St. Clair - Higgins

What's in a name? Well, on Then and Now with Jim St. Clair, Jim introduces us to the historical members of a large and diverse family group as we explore the origin of the surname Higgins.

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Odd Jobs - Truck Driving Instructor

We hit the road on our "Odd Jobs" summer series... Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan climbs into the cab of an 18 wheeler to chat with a truck driving instructor. Allan MacPhee owns and operates Breton Commercial Truck Training in Sydney.

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Mi'kmaq Radio Rookies

You're "On The Air"... Young people in Eskasoni First Nation get the chance to tell their stories using a radio app called StoryCorps. Reporter Molly Woodgate has the story of a project called Mi'kmaq Radio Rookies.

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CBU Research - Brittany MacDonald

Find out how some applied research at Cape Breton University is helping Port Hawkesbury Paper. Brittany MacDonald is a chemical engineer and instructor in the chemistry department at CBU, she's working on the sludge project.

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Secret Summer Bucket List

If you have a bucket list of things you want to do over the Summer, we have a few "secret" things to add to it thanks to avid hiker and adventure seeker Steven Rolls. For things to do off the beaten path, checkout the Secret Summer Bucket List.

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Forestry Innovation Hub

Turning over a new leaf and branching out in forestry... We ask Lloyd Hines, the Minister of Natural Resources, about Nova Scotia's new forestry innovation hub. The hub will help develop new ways to use and market forest products from NS.

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Nourish Nova Scotia

Earlier, we heard about a movement to give ALL Canadian school kids at least one healthy meal a day. Today, why Nova Scotia is already 90 per cent there. Margot Riebe-Butt is the executive director of Nourish Nova Scotia.

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Bells of Baddeck and Anti-poverty

Find out how United Way Cape Breton and The Bells of Baddeck show are teaming up to fight child poverty. Lorna MacDonald, creator of the Bells of Baddeck, and Lynn McCarron, Executive Director of United Way, explain the fundraising project.

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ACAP Bat Survey Update

ACAP Cape Breton has been keeping an eye on the bat population and it's not looking good, little brown bats are in big trouble on the Island. We get an update on the bat survey project from Sarah Penny, project co-ordinator with ACAP in Sydney.

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Jim St. Clair - MacDonald Family Connections

On Then and Now, Jim St. Clair traces one Cape Breton family's story that's garnered interest as far afield as Australia and North Dakota. Hear about the miller, his son, a boatload of cattle and a tale of family betrayal on Whycocomagh Bay.

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Odd Jobs - Sculptor Perry MacKinnon

Our summer series "Odd Jobs" has Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan speaking with people in CB who have rather odd occupations. We launch our 3rd annual Odd Jobs series with a visit to geologist turned stone carver and sculptor Perry MacKinnon.

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Richmond County Councilor Steve Sampson

After 25 years, he's hanging up his hat... Former Warden of Richmond County and long time councilor Steve Sampson says he'll leave municipal politics in October after a particularly challenging year.

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The Seawall Trail Update

The Seawall Trail Society is ready to start planning the route for a multi-day hiking trail it hopes to cut through remote northern Cape Breton. We get an update on the Seawall Trail project from Dave Williams, a member of the volunteer board.

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New Venture Capital Fund

Economic development is everybody's business... The Province of Nova Scotia is launching a new private sector run venture capital fund. We get the details from the provincial Minister of Business, Mark Furey.

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Membertou's Youngest Band Councilor

She beat a drug and alcohol addiction... She was named Citizen of the Year... Now, she holds a seat on community government. And, she's still under 30. We speak with Membertou's youngest band councilor, Gail Christmas.

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Jim St. Clair - "Big Teacher" John McEachen

He's described as a big guy, strong as steel, who traveled to work on an ice boat in the winter. He was the first person hired under the Indian Act to teach in a reserve school in Nova Scotia. Meet the "Big Teacher" of Waycobah, John McEachen.

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Back In Fort Mac - Verna Murphy

Cape Bretoner Verna Murphy has finally returned home to Fort McMurray after she and her family were evacuated during the wildfires. Find out what she found when she got home Sunday night.

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Strathlorne Tree Nursery

Turning over a new leaf... Seedlings are at the root of the business at the Strathlorne Tree Nursery but we find out about other ideas for economic growth at the facility near Inverness. Jonathan Kierstead is the Director of Forestry for DNR.

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Correctional Centre Inmate Death Review

A review into the death of an inmate at the Cape Breton Correctional Centre found policies and procedure were not followed. We asked Sean Kelly, Director of Correctional Services with the Department of Justice, about the review.

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Good Food Review

Mathew Georghiou, founder and CEO of goCapeBreton.com, is the man behind a new open access online food review called the "Good Food Review". He tells us what he's looking for when it comes to good eating on our Island.

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Antigonish Community Energy Co-op

A ray of hope in rays of sunshine... Things are heating up for the Antigonish Community Energy Co-op, the group has completed it's first bulk buy of solar panels for members. To learn more, we've contacted David Morgan, President of the Co-op.

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Workplace Mental Health

Managing mental health in the workplace... Kevin Kelloway, originally from New Waterford, is the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology at St. Mary's University in Halifax. He discusses mental health needs on the job.

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St. Mary's Polish Church Re-opens

Resurrected from the ashes... the newly rebuilt St. Mary's Polish Church in Whitney Pier opens this weekend. After a fire burned down their sanctuary, members of Cape Breton's Polish community kept the flame of hope alive and rebuilt.

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Issue Panel 0623

Whoa, Canada... Should we change the lyrics to our anthem. And is religion a force for good or evil in our world? Two of the topics we'll tackle on the Issue Panel with 3 interesting, informative and opinionated Cape Bretoners.

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Eskasoni and SPCA

Reining in cats and dogs... Eskasoni First Nation and the Nova Scotia SPCA are teaming up to bring the stray animal population under control. Constable Jo-Anne Landsburg is the Chief Provincial Inspector for the SPCA in Nova Scotia.

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Mabou Development Association Update

The Mabou and District Community Development Association needs to recruit more volunteers. So it held a special meeting on the matter. We check back with David Greenwell, chair of the Mabou and District Development Association, for an update.

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Jim St. Clair - Cape Breton Trolleys

Community historian Jim St. Clair is right on track, as he looks back at the history of streetcars in Cape Breton, on his weekly column - "Then and Now".

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2016 Leadership Award - Julian Marshall

Meet another of Cape Breton's up and coming leaders, we introduce you to this year's recipient of our CBC Cape Breton Leadership Award, a young man from Membertou, Sydney Academy student Julian Marshall.

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AFN Meeting - Morley Googoo

An historic meeting in Ottawa... Nova Scotia's first nations chiefs met with Nova Scotia's MPs, we find out what happened from the Assembly of First Nations' Regional Chief for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland - Morley Googoo of Waycobah.

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Nova Scotia's Civil Forfeiture Act

Legislature reporter Jean Laroche looks into the Civil Forfeiture Act to see if the law really is doing what it set out to do. It gave Nova Scotia the right to use the civil courts to go after the assets of people the police believed to be criminals.

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Mabou Development Association

The Mabou and District Community Development Association faces an uncertain future due to a lack of volunteers. It needs people to step up to fill vacant seats on the executive and the sub-committees. David Greenwell is the chair of the association.

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Pop-Up Museum Cheticamp

You can pop into a pop-up museum about WWI in Cheticamp on Saturday. Greg Kennedy, a professor and scientific director of the Institut d'etudes Acadiennes at the Universite de Moncton, gives us a preview of the travelling exhibit.

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Mars Rover Competition / Protocase

Protocase President Steve Lilley describes the company's involvement in an international university event in Utah where they were a sponsor and supplier for the competition to design and build Mars Rovers.

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Nurse Practitioners

As health care officials search desperately for a way to ease the doctor shortage in Cape Breton, nurse practitioners are frantically waving their hands... "we can help". We re-visit the role nurse practitioners can play, Carolyn Mitchell co-chairs the N

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Injured CB Eagle

A Cape Breton eagle becomes a lame duck, but is now on the mend at the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Brookfield, near Truro, after being shot. Hear from LJ MacLean of Sydney who found and helped the eagle in Middle River.

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Un-Real Estate

Roger Sanford with the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors says many houses in Nova Scotia are now selling for less than their assessment value. Reporter Joan Weeks asks why.

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Human Trafficking

A call for change... a Nova Scotia woman shares a recording from her late daughter's cell phone and says it shows why police need to do more to help victims of human trafficking. Reporter Angela MacIvor has the story.

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Inverness County Happenings Website

A healthy dose of information... The Central Inverness Community Health Board launches a new website to let people know about events and services in the area. Board member Michelle Greenwell describes the project.

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Jim St. Clair - Babe Ruth

On "Then and Now"... community historian Jim St. Clair recalls the Cape Bretoner who influenced the most legendary ball player of all time, Babe Ruth.

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NextGen 2016 Forum

New thoughts on the old problem of out migration. We get a preview of the NextGen 2016 Forum taking place in Cape Breton, where young leaders will gather to discuss ways to attract more of their kind. Adam Young and Erin Gallagher are board members.

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Health Minister on Dr. Shortage Meeting

Hear how communication over healthcare reform broke down the last year. And, after Sunday's meeting in Cape Breton concerning Doctor shortages and a call for a public inquiry into healthcare. Leo Glavine, the NS Minister of Health, responds.

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Species At Risk Reaction

Since Nova Scotia's Auditor General says the Province needs to act quickly, we ask Lloyd Hines, the provincial Department of Natural Resources Minister, what he thinks of the AG's criticisms and recommendations for species at risk.

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Dr. Shortage Meeting

Hundreds turned out to discuss the current doctor shortage and the welfare of healthcare on our Island. Hear from 3 doctors who spoke during the special forum on the shortage of family doctors and specialists in Cape Breton.

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Halifax Doctors Forum

A look at why doctors would rather work in hospitals than in private practice in Nova Scotia, we have another excerpt from last weeks forum organized by CBC Halifax, panelists discussed the future of family medicine in our province.

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The North Sydney Pain Clinic

A Northside doctor is considering retiring, prompting his chronic pain patients to mobilize to keep the clinic and his treatment options going. Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith spoke to patient Laurie Peters, and Greg Boone of the NS Health Authority.

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Issue Panel 0609

Every second week we convene a rotating roster of talkative and opinionated Cape Bretoners to give us their take on the stories of the week on The Issue Panel. Today, the panelists are: Madonna Doucette, Nicole LaFosse and Jenn Power.

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AG Report 0609

Species At Risk. Hospitals At Risk. Michael Pickup, Nova Scotia's Auditor General discusses his latest report, touching on the topic of closing hosptials and ERs, and what the Department of Natural Resources should be doing to protect animals.

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Fort Mac Red Cross Volunteer

Helping Fort Mac Get Back... We check in with a Cape Bretoner who's volunteering in Fort McMurray helping residents return and rebuild their community, and get back to their regular routine. Stephen Read of Marion Bridge describes his job there.

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Jim St. Clair - Sydney Harbour

Waiting for Westmount's Ship to Come In... On "Then and Now", our community historian Jim St. Clair sails back in time to the 1860s to bring us the story of a controversy over who would operate the ferry across Sydney Harbour.

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FCM Winnipeg - Pam Berman

CBC NS Municipal reporter Pam Berman went to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Winnipeg to follow-up her investigation into why so many Nova Scotian communities and councillors think it's great to attend the national conference.

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An Accessible Playground

A group in Cantley Village wants to build the island's first universally inclusive playground, so children in wheelchairs, moms with strollers, and grandparents with mobility issues can share in the fun at an accessible playground.

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A Community Conversation

"Changing Our Story" is the name of a community conversation happening in Sydney Mines to examine the challenges facing youth and young families on the Northside, and attempt to rally a community effort to push for change.

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Inverness Cottage Workshop Moving

The Inverness Cottage Workshop is getting ready to move to a new home thanks to 1.2 million from Chase the Ace in Inverness... Reporter George Mortimer takes a tour of the workshop's new digs with the Executive Director, Cindy O'Neil.

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New NSGEU President

In fighting form... We catch up with the new President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, Cape Bretoner Jason MacLean, originally of Whitney Pier, is ready to take over Joan Jessome's battle with the McNeil government.

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Victoria Co. Artist in Residence

Baddeck is a hub for tourists and boaters on Cape Breton. This summer it'll be a hub for artists, too. A gift shop on Baddeck's main drag will be converted into studio and gallery space for Victoria County's new Artist in Residence Program.

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Cape Breton Doctor Shortage Pt 2

An update on the health care front, Reporter Joan Weeks is back with another chapter in the doctor shortage story, this time with a focus on specialists, and the concerns about who's leaving.

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Sydney Mines Rehab Centre

There are concerns on the Northside that Cape Breton's only continuing care and rehab centre located in Sydney Mines will close now that its doctor is retiring, but the NS Health Authority offers assurances that it will maintain service.

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Nova Scotia Child Care Changes

More spaces for more families... Karen Casey, the Nova Scotia Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, explains the government's plan to make affordable child care more accessible for more families in the province.

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Keltic Lodge Reno # 2

Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan continues our tour of the extensive 4.5 million dollar renovations at the Keltic Lodge in Ingonish with a stop at Ceilidh Hall, the new executive suites, and The Purple Thistle dining room.

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Keltic Lodge Reno # 1

A new window on the tourism season... or several new windows, some paint and major upgrades. Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan learns about the 4.5 million dollar renovation project at the iconic Keltic Lodge in Ingonish.

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Golf Cruise Ship

Hear about a special cruise ship full of avid and affluent golfers that will be coming to Cape Breton this Fall. Because our Island is blessed with world class golf courses, people the world over have been clamouring to play here.

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Jim St. Clair - Torquil

Not Exactly A Household Name... Though it is a well known one if you ride the Englishtown Ferry. Our community historian Jim St. Clair examines the origin of the name, "Torquil", on his weekly column, Then and Now.

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