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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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How Harvey Weinstein weaponized the media

Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan says Harvey Weinstein used the media as "a bludgeon" to intimidate, humiliate and silence his accusers.

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Letting go of books

Broadcaster Candy Palmater speaks on the freedom that comes with letting go of books.

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Bill Murray

The actor and cellist Jan Vogler open up on the chance encounter that led to their new musical collaboration.

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'Concussions affect a life'

Former NHL goaltender Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players' lives.

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Popcorn Interview - Ruth Boutilier

In advance of our Breakfast Biographies profile interview with ski and yoga instructor, Ruth Boutilier. We subject Ruth to our patented Information Morning Popcorn Interview treatment... and when asked, what scares her? She said, "Not Much!"

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CaperBase Expansion

Mental Health Help... Find out why the mental health and addictions outreach program for youth called "CaperBase" is expanding in Cape Breton. Dr. Julie MacDonald is the Manager of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services for the eastern zone.

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Whitney Pier Rink Funding?

Plans to open the Whitney Pier Rink this season are currently on ice as the board anxiously awaits word about relief funding from the CBRM and the provincial government. Reporter Joan Weeks spoke to board member Kim Sheppard and MLA Derek Mombourquette.

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Investor Refunds - Yvonne Colbert

If you have a mutual fund, RRSP or any other investment, you could be entitled to a refund, all the major banks and some other companies have overcharged investors hundreds of millions of dollars in fees. Consumer Reporter Yvonne Colbert has the details.

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Jim St. Clair - Northend Apparition

Community historian Jim St. Clair enlightens and frightens us with a supernatural tale from Sydney's northend - an eerie story of the strange apparition seen by 2 British soldiers in mid-October in the year Sydney was founded - 1785.

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Inverness Bursary

An Inverness County family has established a student bursary in perpetuity, funded by the sale of the old family farm. Cameron McKinnon, a great-grandson of Charles and Christina Jamieson, has details of the bursary, and his ancestors.

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Parks Canada Artist-in-Residence

My Art's in the Highlands... Parks Canada and the Centre for Craft and Design are offering an interesting experiment - an Artist-in-Residence program in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, we get the details from Maria O'Hearn and Lori Burke.

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CBRM Councillors 1st Anniversary

On the first anniversary of their election, we invited the 4 rookie CBRM councillors in for a chat, asking how the reality of the job compares with their expectations. Only 3 could make it, Amanda MacDougall, Earlene MacMullin and Kendra Coombes.

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Breakfast Biographies - Kirk MacRae

Former business person of the year, entrepreneur, community volunteer and political enthusiast Kirk MacRae is our next guest, in Part 7, on The Breakfast Biographies - a series of profile interviews with interesting and intriguing Cape Bretoners.

Download Breakfast Biographies - Kirk MacRae
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Privacy Law Breach

Reporter Jean Laroche has more on the privacy law breach involving cameras at the Rankin School of the Narrows in Iona. Nova Scotia's Information and Privacy Commissioner has ruled the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board broke the law.

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Issue Panel 1013

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 today's edition of the Issue Panel, panelists are Nadine Bernard, Ross Hunter, and Mike Kelloway.

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Underworld LARP CB Event

Fortress Louisbourg can be a magical place, of sorts. And this weekend, it'll be a place for those who love magical realms. We hear about a fantasy role playing event there. Alex Morrison is one of the owners of a live action role playing company.

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Popcorn Interview - Kirk MacRae

Now, a man who treated people to sandwiches gets treated to the patented Information Morning "Popcorn" interview. We meet a tireless community volunteer, avid fan of politics, and former owner of Subway outlets in the area, entrepreneur Kirk MacRae.

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Emily Fricker - Filmmaker

Making a Scene in Neil's Harbour... Filmmaker Emily Fricker is originally from Neil's Harbour, and now lives in Dartmouth. Her film "Neil's Harbour: A Day Down Home" is headed for the big screen at the Los Angeles Underground Film Festival in December.

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Breakfast Biographies - Trudy O'Keefe

The Breakfast Biographies is a series of profile interviews with interesting and intriguing Cape Bretoners we'd like to get to know better. In Part 6, its the adventures of a Newfoundland country doctor, sailor and outdoor enthusiast - Trudy O'Keefe.

Download Breakfast Biographies - Trudy O'Keefe
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Jim St. Clair - A Colourful Quiz

On Then & Now, our community historian Jim St. Clair questions Information Morning host Steve Sutherland with his annual Celtic Colours-inspired Cape Breton geography quiz - a Colourful Quiz about Cape Breton Counties and their colourful place names.

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Popcorn Interview - Trudy O'Keefe

Doctor, sailor, outdoor enthusiast Trudy O'Keefe will be featured on the next Breakfast Biographies - its profile interviews with interesting and intriguing people in Cape Breton. BUT first, our guests take part in our patented "Popcorn" interview.

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Celtic Colours - John MacDougall's Tunebook

Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee tees-up a Celtic Colours show in Mabou featuring an intriguing concept: traditional musicians from around the world interpreting the works of Cape Breton fiddler John MacDougall, he composed more than 38-thousand tunes.

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Popcorn Interview - Rankin MacDonald

Our Breakfast Biographies series features profile interviews of interesting people... today, Rankin MacDonald. Before we get to the feature interview, we won't let Rankin get away without taking the patented Information Morning Popcorn Interview.

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Thanksgiving Day Flood Anniversary

The 2016 Thanksgiving Day Flood, one year later. Reporter Wendy Martin has been catching up with the people whose lives were turned upside down on Thanksgiving Day 2016... and she'll look ahead to the fate of some of the affected properties.

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Breakfast Biographies - Rankin MacDonald

The Breakfast Biographies, Part 5 - angler, actor, movie-lover - born and raised in the red rows in Inverness - he is one of our municipal affairs correspondents - journalist, storyteller and founding editor of the Inverness Oran: Rankin MacDonald.

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Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act

Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey discusses his government's new "Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act". The Liberals introduced the new legislation at Province House to replace the former the Cyber Safety Act.

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Nova Scotia's Auditor General Report

The Province of Nova Scotia is doing a good job of reporting its finances... but the latest AG's report says the province continues to face significant fiscal challenges. Michael Pickup, Nova Scotia's Auditor General, talks about his latest report.

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Popcorn Interview - Ryan Mansfield

Ryan Mansfield, skateboarder, surfer and owner of Ollie Around in Sydney River is the subject of the next Breakfast Biographies interview. But we always begin to digest their accomplishments and experiences by first digging into a Popcorn Interview.

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Breakfast Biographies - Ryan Mansfield

Next up, a feature interview in our Breakfast Biographies series - surfer, snowboarder, motorcycle-builder, entrepreneur and all-around do-it-yourselfer Ryan Mansfield of Cape Breton's core skate, surf, and snowboard shop, Ollie Around in Sydney River.

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CBU's Nobel Prize Technology

CBU is home to some cutting edge, Nobel prize winning technology, it's the only school east of Montreal to use this new cryo-electron technology. Judy MacInnis is the lead technician, Stephanie MacQuarrie is an associate professor of Organic Chemistry.

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Eskasoni OD Photo

A moment that lasts forever, and a pain that a brother could not keep to himself. Hear about a powerful photo of drug-overdose victim that's garnered hundreds of messages of sympathy and support on social media, and questions over why it was taken at all.

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Jim St. Clair - Middle River Book

On "Then and Now", our community historian Jim St. Clair has a recommendation for a new book to add to your Cape Breton collection. He tells us why he loves the newly updated work, "Middle River: History of a Cape Breton Community, Past and Present".

Download Jim St. Clair - Middle River Book
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Little People, Big Problems

"Little People, Big Problems" has the CBC's Rob Doublett finding out that Nova Scotia kids do say the darndest things. Today, Rob talks to kids from St. Catherine's Elementary in Halifax about grown up issues, and gets their take on various topics.

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AED Registries

Quite a shock... most people wouldn't know where to find a defibrillator in an emergency... even though there are many in public buildings in the province. A CBC investigation points to the need for more information about where and how to find AEDs.

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Breakfast Biographies - Deborah Gillis

In the Breakfast Biographies, Part 3 - a woman from Glencoe Station who last year Canadian Business magazine named one of the 10 most powerful businesspeople in Canada. Deborah Gillis runs an international organization which advocates for women.

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North of Smokey Doctor Shortage

Doctors are in demand all across Cape Breton. But a man in Aspy Bay says the situation North of Smokey is especially dire and even dangerous. Rob MacDonald is a member of an ad hoc community group formed to underline the need for doctors in that area.

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Mi'kmaw Interpretive Centre at Fortress Louisbourg

Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan went to Louisbourg to visit the newest attraction at the Fortress of Louisbourg -- the Mi'kmaw Interpertive Centre -- highlighting the history of Mi'kmaw prescence on the site with artifacts and exhibits.

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New Waterford Health Centre

Whatever happened to New Waterford getting a new community health centre? Reporter Holly Conners asked Dr. Peter Littlejohn, a family doctor in New Waterford, and vice-chair of the Community Health Centre Board, for an update on the project.

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Downtown Regeneration

High hopes for Sydney's downtown... Meet one of the new co-chairs of the Sydney Waterfront District Regeneration Project - Wesley J. Colford has been tapped to lend his leadership and experience to help with the Downtown Regeneration initiative.

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Issue Panel 0929

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... panelists discuss Penguins in the White House, rebuilding in a Flood Zone and more.

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Popcorn Interview - Deborah Gillis

When we contact Cape Bretoners to be part of our series, "The Breakfast Biographies", we know they'll have interesting answers to our questions. But before their feature conversation... we subject them to our patented, Popcorn interview.

Download Popcorn Interview - Deborah Gillis
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Comhla Cruinn Youth Centre

A worker at the Comhla Cruinn Youth Centre in Sydney is speaking out about on-going issues at the Residential Centre. 64-year-old Martha Green has been a youth worker for 14 years. She's now on leave following an assault that sent her to hospital.

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Popcorn Interview - Mary Campbell

Mary Campbell of the Cape Breton Spectator has made a name for herself by asking questions. Now, she's going to be answering some, in our patented Popcorn Interview, as the prelude to her feature interview in our series, "The Breakfast Biographies".

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Breakfast Biographies - Mary Campbell

The Breakfast Biographies is a series of profile interviews with interesting and intriguing Cape Bretoners. In Part 2, an expatriate Cape Bretoner who moved back home in 2010 after 20 years away, journalist Mary Campbell of the Cape Breton Spectator.

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The Cabot Trail Writers' Festival

The next chapter in the story of the Cabot Trail Writers' Festival will be written this weekend. One of the founders, Gary Walsh, provides a preview of the 9th festival running from September 29th - October 01st at the Gaelic College in St. Ann's.

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Nova Scotia Budget Analysis

Deja Vu All Over Again? CBU Professor Tom Urbaniak offers his analysis of the post-election budget reduxe, giving us his observations and insight about the re-introduction of the Liberal's provincial budget, and what you should know about it.

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Jim St. Clair - Cranton Family Monument

A monumental edition of "Then and Now" with Jim St. Clair... Amidst all the talk of monuments inspiring controversy because of their connections to controversial figures from the past, Jim features one erected in Margaree for the Cranton family.

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FIN / Atlantic International Film Festival Winners

Lights, Camera, Action. We speak with two Cape Bretoners who reeled in a couple of awards from the Atlantic International Film Festival recently. The Award Goes To... filmmaker Jacquelyn Mills, and freelance photographer / editor Steve Wadden.

Download FIN / Atlantic International Film Festival Winners
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HST Court Case - Paul Withers

Why is Nova Scotia fighting a tax bill from Ottawa concerning VLT revenues from First Nations communities? Reporter Paul Withers explains why a tax court case between the CRA and the NS government has big implications for the province's finances.

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Popcorn Interview - Michael MacDonald

Chief Justice Michael MacDonald is our first guest in the 2017 Breakfast Biographies. But as in the past, before we delve into the interview, the guest (Honourable Chief Justice) is subjected to our patented, Information Morning Popcorn Interview.

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Breakfast Biographies - Michael MacDonald

Holding Court... Season 4 of The Breakfast Biographies begins with a feature interview with Nova Scotia's Chief Justice Michael MacDonald of Sydney. Our "Breakfast Biographies" series presents feature interviews with some intriguing Cape Bretoners.

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Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 5

One of the Right Whales that recently turned up dead had been entangled in a crab trap. Hear about possible implications for the crab industry and its designation as being sustainable. Reporter Brett Ruskin has Part 5 of our series - "Deep Trouble".

Download Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 5
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Nova Scotia Health Minister Randy Delorey

Yesterday we spoke with Nancy MacCready-Williams, CEO of Doctors Nova Scotia, about their report - "Healing Nova Scotia". Health Minister Randy Delorey, the man who's job is to look after the welfare of our healthcare, responds to concerns raised.

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Suicide Prevention Event in Eskasoni

Speaking out about suicide... We speak with a young woman from Eskasoni First Nation who's organized a community event to raise awareness around suicide and suicide prevention, and talk to her about her own struggles with mental health issues.

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Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 4

In Part 4 of our series, "Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril", we examine how warming waters and shifting food sources are changing the Right Whales travel patterns... which means they could be moving outside specific protected areas.

Download Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 4
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"Healing Nova Scotia" Report

A dire diagnosis. Doctors Nova Scotia has identified five issues that could bring the health care system to the breaking point. We ask the CEO of Doctors Nova Scotia, Nancy MacCready-Williams, what those issues are and what can be done to address them.

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NEW Attendance Policy for NS Schools

Tackling Truancy... New School Rules. The Province of Nova Scotia has released a new Attendance Policy for schools, effective October 01st. We ask Liette Doucet, the President of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, to assess the new policy and to grade it.

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Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 3

A Race Against Time... In Part 3 of our series, "Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril", two wildlife pathologists spent the summer trying to find out what's been killing the endangered Atlantic Right Whales. Hear about their investigation.

Download Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 3
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CBRM No Development Zone?

Councillor Ray Paruch says there's alot of confusion over whether anyone can rebuild in the Sydney flood zone area... CBRM staff will prepare an issue paper on a proposed "no development zone" stemming from last year's Thanksgiving Day flood.

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Jim St. Clair - Corn In Cape Breton

In praise of maize... Community historian Jim St. Clair harvests another story from our history and brings us a bushel full of facts and observations about corn in Cape Breton on today's edition of his weekly column: "Then and Now".

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Summer Nursing Schedule Extended

We ask why ER / ED nurses are being shifted from community hospitals to work in the Regional, and when they might get back to their regular jobs. Brett MacDougall is Director for Emergency Program Care for the NS Health Authority's Eastern Zone in Sydney.

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Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 2

The high cost of trying to save an endangered species... Reporter Lauren Bird has the story behind what happened the day volunteer whale rescuer Joe Howlett died, in Part 2 of our series, "Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril."

Download Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 2
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CBU President Search

Cape Breton University held a open meeting to gather public thoughts on the qualities and qualifications required of the institution's next president. A search committee hopes to draft a short list in the coming months. Reporter George Mortimer was there.

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Prime Minister Trudeau on Allan J. MacEachen

People from across Canada gathered at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish to say goodbye to Allan J. MacEachen -- its where he studied as a student, and taught as a professor. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke at the memorial service.

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Food Column - Lunches

Eat the Treats, and Trash the Rest... That's what many students do with their carefully packed lunches prepared with love by their parents. So what can be done? Food columnist Jennifer Brady has ideas on making lunches you and your children will enjoy.

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Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 1

With 2% of the world's total North Atlantic Right Whale population dying recently, we begin a series called "Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril." In Part 1, Reporter Carolyn Ray introduces us to people trying to help the species.

Download Deep Trouble: North Atlantic Right Whale in Peril - Part 1
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Twitter Workshop and Contest

Ready, set, pitch. Twitter Canada is coming to Cape Breton to launch a contest for entrepreneurs and share tips on using the platform. Cameron Gordon, head of communications for Twitter Canada, explains the unique competition called "pitchtweet".

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Terry Fox Runner - Alex Hillier

Running For Terry... Meet an 81 year old runner from Boularderie who's participated in every Terry Fox Run since the event began 37 years ago. As he laces up for the 2017 fundraiser, Alex Hillier talks about his distinctive relationship with the run.

Download Terry Fox Runner - Alex Hillier
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Issue Panel 0914

A new season of the Information Morning Issue Panel kicks off with three talkative and opinionated Cape Bretoners... two returning panelists, and a new addition... Kim Desveaux and Todd Pettigrew, and we welcome new panelist, TJ McKeough.

Download Issue Panel 0914
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Bob Rae on Allan J.'s Passing

Last night, news of Allan J. MacEachen's death broke after a tweet from our next guest - Bob Rae. We reached the former Premier of Ontario and former interim leader of the federal Liberal party, to talk about the legacy of his friend, Allan J.

Download Bob Rae on Allan J.'s Passing
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Lowell Murray Remembers Allan J. MacEachen

A long-serving member of the Senate for the Progressive Conservatives and a former Chief of Staff to Robert Stanfield, Lowell Murray, remembers his longtime friend Allan J. MacEachen, who passed away yesterday at the age of 96.

Download Lowell Murray Remembers Allan J. MacEachen
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Jim St. Clair - Cape Linzee

Cornered on Then and Now... Can you name the four corners of Cape Breton? Our historian Jim St. Clair believes they are Point Tupper in the south, Cape St. Lawrence to the north, Wreck Point at Schooner Pond in the east and in the west, "Cape Linzee".

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Allan J. MacEachen - 2009 Leadership Series Excerpts

The Laird of Lake Ainslie, Allan J. MacEachen, served under 5 different prime ministers over a political career that spanned 39 years. Allan J. died yesterday at the age of 96. In the fall of 2009, we interviewed Allan J. for our leadership series.

Download Allan J. MacEachen - 2009 Leadership Series Excerpts
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Sydney River Trestle - Vandalism

The tradition of painting the Coxheath train trestle between Sydney Academy and Riverview high school has existed for years, but students say this time it was taken too far.

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Ken Jardine in Florida during Hurricane Irma

We touched base with our Little Bras d'Or party-liner Ken Jardine, who is currently in De Leon Springs, Florida braving Hurricane Irma.

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Doctors Cape Breton webpage

A business plan to bring more doctors to Cape Breton. Find out why a group of business people got together and commissioned a video and a website to recruit doctors to Cape Breton.

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Cantley Village Playground

Acting childish over a playground. A dispute involving a developer and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality could end up in court.

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Bayplex & Programs

Some people who use the Bayplex in Glace Bay are wondering what will happen to their programs when the facility closes for much talked about renovations. Reporter George Mortimer has more.

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Louisbourg Twinning

Did you know that there's a Louisburgh in Ireland named after the Louisbourg in Cape Breton? Well these two Louisbourgs are going to be officially twinned this weekend. We'll meet a Louisbourger from here, and a Louisburgher from there.

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Phone Issues in Fourchu and Framboise

Fouled Up Phones. Residents in Fourchu and Framboise continue to experience inconsistencies in their landline phone service. Norma Jean MacPhee spoke with residents on this issue.

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Canadian Immigration 1-0-1

When Donald Trump recently announced America would be making changes to its immigration policy, a lot of Canadians may have been surprised when he cited Canada as a good model. We spoke with Elizabeth Wozniak to find out more.

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Brook Village General Store

What's In Store for Brook Village? Big change in the small community, there are new owners of the local grocery at the intersection of the 252 and the Old Mull River Road. Reporter Holly Conners introduces us to one of the new owners, Tim Burns.

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Sydney's Compost Facility Smells

Holding Out Hope, While Holding Your Nose... Residents near Sydney's compost facility hope it can be moved so they can avoid an on-going odour described as "a sour milk smell". Reporter George Mortimer spoke to several people about the odour.

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Jim St. Clair - Butter Production

On Then and Now, community historian Jim St. Clair churns out an interesting column on butter, as we have the last in his series of columns for Canada 150 - life in Confederation. Today, butter production in 1867, it involved a lot of work.

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Group Homes In Nova Scotia

Meet a father who launched a fight to regain custody of his daughter, only to find that she'd gone missing from her group home. Reporter Angela MacIvor investigates HIS story, and the broader issue of the many runaways from provincial group homes.

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Food Column - Lunch Monitors

Our food and nutrition columnist Jennifer Brady says teachers and supervisors have a role to play in encouraging healthy eating habits... but that role does NOT include lunch monitors policing when and what children eat in their lunchboxes.

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School Nutrition Follow-up - Debbie Madore

Many say the province had the right idea when it created a food and nutrition policy for schools more than a decade ago. Trouble is, it hasn't been fully implemented. We ask dietician Debbie Madore of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board - why?

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Scotia Rail Board Meeting

After a government announcement, it appears the rail line in Cape Breton will remain in place for another year. We speak with Darrin MacLean, co-chair of the citizens group, Scotia Rail Board, which had planned a public meeting on the rail line's future.

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Nourish Nova Scotia

Something more to chew on... A non-profit organization that supports breakfast programs across Nova Scotia weighs in on our ongoing discussion about nutrition in schools. Margo Riebe-Butt is Executive Director of Nourish Nova Scotia.

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North American Moose Conference 4

Gros Morne National Park has used moose harvests to successfully reduce its moose population. Thomas Knight, a project manager with Parks Canada in Gros Morne National Park, NL, talks about more moose management lessons for Cape Breton.

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Superbug Research @ CBU

Hear from 3 researchers at Cape Breton University in Sydney, who are part of a larger team, working to keep you safe against superbugs. Learn about their ongoing research that has the potential to help reduce the impact of superbugs in hospitals.

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School Food Programs

Junk Food For Thought... Canadian kids aren't eating very nutritious foods at school. We hear about the movement to implement a national school food program to change that. Sara Kirk is a professor of health promotion at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

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North American Moose Conference 3

We meet another presenter at the 51st North American Moose Conference happening this week in Ingonish. Ron Moen, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, will speak about ways to understand and predict changes in moose populations.

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CB + Overdose Awareness Day

At noon, a public event in Wentworth Park will mark International Overdose Awareness Day, where prevention training will be provided "free" during the lunch-time memorial service. Christine Porter is Executive Director of the Ally Centre.

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CB + Texas Flood Calls

The ServiCom Call Centre in Sydney is working with the American Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey through GM's OnStar system. Reporter George Mortimer spoke to centre managers Todd Riley and Cathy Harris, and OnStar agent Evelyn Leadbeater.

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Tiny Coffee Shop

The smallest Joe joint in town! Reporter Joan Weeks checks out a tiny new coffee shop at Meadows Road in Sydney Forks, and asks owner Sheri Campbell about launching the "Shirley and Nine-Oh Cafe" three weeks ago, in a 3-by-2 metre converted box-trailer.

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North American Moose Conference 2

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park has been experimenting with using fencing to prevent moose from eating young trees. Luise Hermanutz, a researcher from Newfoundland and Labrador, tells us what's been learned from similar experiments there.

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Youth In Music Program

Letting young people get a taste of the music industry, on their own terms. The CBRM is launching a new program geared to middle school and high school students called "Youth in Music". Joe Costello is a recreation program coordinator with the CBRM.

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Jim St. Clair - Beryl Markham

Bogged down in Baleine... On "Then and Now", community historian Jim St. Clair recalls a famous aviator`s solo Trans-Atlantic flight that made an unexpected landing in Cape Breton. He has the story of Beryl Markham's crash landing on September 05, 1936.

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Odd Jobs - Forensics Cop

On our Odd Jobs series, Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan introduces us Cape Bretoners with unique professions, today, real life CSI... Constable Kyle Dicks is a member of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service Forensic Identification Unit.

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North American Moose Conference 1

Kirby Tulk is a Resourse Conservation Manager with Parks Canada in Newfoundland, and a speaker at the North American Moose Conference in Ingonish. He'll talk about what national parks across Canada are doing to deal with hyperabundant wildlife populations

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Nova Scotia Tree Planters

Nipping a problem in the bud... Learn why so many tree planters are leaving Nova Scotia, forcing people in silviculture to ask for help from the province. Reporter Emma Smith has a special report on a problem facing Nova Scotia's silviculture industry.

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Highlands Links Golf Course

Three years ago, management of the Highlands Links golf course changed, moving from Parks Canada to the folks who run the Keltic. Our sports guy Charlie Cuff checks in with Graham Hudson, general manager of the Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa.

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Autism on Netflix

Depictions of autism in popular culture are few and far between. Hear why Patricia Zwicker, an autistic-Canadian disability rights advocate, says the Netflix show "Atypical" isn't helpful to the discussion, and what Netflix gets wrong about autism.

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Immigration Council

We get the details of a new community initiative - the Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership - whose goal is to help newcomers feel a part of the community and you can be a part of it, if you like.

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Glace Bay Post Office and Police Station

From letter delivery to the letter of the law. There are plans to replace the old post office building in Glace Bay with a new police station.

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Dr. Mark Taylor on Oropharyngeal Cancer

Oropharyngeal cancer, which is often related to HPV, is on the rise in Canada, among men in particular. We'll speak with a Halifax specialist to learn more about this illness, and what's involved in treating it.

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Downtown Vandalism

The "Pane" of his existence. A Sydney restaurant-owner is frustrated after vandals smashed his front window for the fourth time.

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The province has an ambitious plan to expand its pre-primary program for 4 year olds as of this September. This includes 8 new programs in Cape Breton, however they don't have the people to staff it yet and the opposition says they're rushing things.

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Wayne MacKayon Bill 148

Legal eagle Wayne MacKay talks about the legal questions surrounding the Liberals' Bill 148 - the government's new wage package for civil servants.

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Meet a Muslim

The leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Cape Breton has been hanging out on the Sydney boardwalk this summer holding up a sign inviting passersby to "Meet a Muslim". We find out why.

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People and Places - John J. Nugent

Today, our summer series "People and Places", puts a face on the John J. Nugent Firemen's Centre in Sydney Mines. Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan and historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls visits Sydney Mines to tell the story of John J. Nugent.

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NSGEU on Bill 148

There's a new legislated wage pattern for public sector workers in Nova Scotia. The head of the NSGEU, Jason MacLean, reacts to the proclamation of Bill 148.

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Premier on Bill 148

Premier Stephen McNeil explains why he thought now was the time to pass Bill 148 into law, effectively imposing a wage package on the civil service.

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Then & Now - Queen Anne's Lace

Inspired by the Queen Anne's Lace that's unusually abundant this year, Jim St. Clair brings us a bouquet of stories about this wild carrot plant and Queen Anne herself.

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Rock Steady Boxing

A specialized boxing program is coming to Cape Breton. Meet the guy looking to start the Rock Steady Boxing Program in Cape Breton, a non-contact boxing class for people who have Parkinson's Disease.

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Parasailor Siobhan MacDonald

While many of us were bronzing ourselves on the beach this summer, one young Cape Breton woman was winning bronze at the Canada Games. We spoke with Mabou sailor Siobhan MacDonald.

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Eskasoni & Highland Village

CBC's George Moritmer spoke with Rodney Chaisson, Director of the Highland Village Museum, and Sandra MacDonald, Project Coordinator for Eskasoni Cultural Journeys, about how their organizations have been helping each other enhance tourism.

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Uneven Fire Services

All Fired Up. Why firefighters and municipal leaders are joining forces to tackle questions about the fire services future.

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Gabarus Film - Only 78

Celebrating the spirit of Gabarus on the big screen... Jawad Mir is a documentary maker from Toronto, he has created a film that provides an overview of important milestones from 2011 to today in Gabarus. He spoke with CBC Reporter Hal Higgins.

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Cape Breton County Exhibition

Reporter Jennifer Ludlow visited the Ex on the Northside... and heard from a woman who's been showing horses for most of her life. Laurie Dawn Reginato shares her passion of showing horses with her daughters, including eight-year-old Bella.

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People and Places - Neville Park

People and Places is our weekly look at the Cape Bretoners for whom buildings and public spaces are named on the Island. Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan and historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls head to Whitney Pier to talk about Carl Neville.

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The Tele-Medicine Option

A Glace Bay pharmacist wants Nova Scotia to emulate a Newfoundland practice in order to deal with opioid addiction. Pharmacist Jody Pilling believes using a Tele-Medicine model in rural areas would give quicker access to withdrawal maintenance.

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Cuff on Lingan Golf Course

As Cape Breton's world-class golf courses continue to attract world-wide attention, our sports guy Charlie Cuff looks at how one of the Island's older, storied courses is keeping up with the times. Today, he takes a swing out to the Lingan Golf Course.

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Marconi Museum at Table Head

With visitor numbers up, Reporter George Mortimer takes a tour of the Marconi Museum at Table Head in Glace Bay. The site is dedicated to the work of Guglielmo Marconi, who sent the first wireless message from North America to Europe in 1902.

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Atlantic Burn Camp 2017

Reporter George Mortimer goes to New Campbellton, near the base of Kelly's Mountain, to meet 2 participants taking part in this year's Atlantic Burn Camp -- including a burn victim who was a camper and is now a counsellor.

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Jim St. Clair - Burke Surname in CB

Community historian Jim St. Clair and guest host David Burke play the Name Game as they talk about how and why many surnames have changed their spellings in Cape Breton over the years, as they look back at the origin of the Burkes.

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Odd Jobs - Doula

Our summer series... "Odd Jobs" has Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan meeting people who have unusual ways of making a living, and love what they do. In this edition, Amber Tapley tells us about the life and work of a Doula.

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Indian Beach Update

Construction to revamp a popular Cape Breton beach started last month. Reporter George Mortimer gets an update from Allan Clarke, CBRM Manager of Parks, Grounds and Buildings, on what's been done and what's left to do at Indian Beach in North Sydney.

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Gordie Gosse - HPV Study

Former Sydney-Whitney Pier MLA Gordie Gosse talks about his fight with oropharyngeal cancer... after a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows the disease--that affects the head and neck and is related to HPV--is on the rise.

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Plants to Plates Summer Program

Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee tells us about the "Plants to Plates" program in Glace Bay, its aimed at teaching children ages 8-12 about the many aspects of food, from growing to cooking. The Glace Bay Food Bank sponsors this summer program.

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New Reward Offered

The family of Kenny MacNeil of Upper Leitches Creek are offering a reward of 10 thousand dolllars for information that would help in finding the missing man, he disappeared on August 27th in 2014. John MacNeil is Kenny's brother.

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Joel MacLean Memorial Dog Park

Reporter George Mortimer has the story about the life and legacy of the late Joel MacLean--for whom the dog park in Open Hearth Park is now named. Gerry McCarron is Park Manager and was a close friend of MacLean, he explains the dedication.

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Changes In Attitude

As Pride Week in the CBRM draws to a close, we'll have a provocative discussion about what it means to be a member of the LGBTQ community in Cape Breton today... and how attitudes in and towards the community have changed over the years.

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Star Wars Pt.2 - Roger Christian

In Part 2 of our chat with Star Wars set decorator Roger Christian -- he'll illuminate the wonder behind the making of the lightsaber and what he sees as the film's lasting impacts... among other behind-the-scene tales from that Galaxy Far, Far Away.

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People and Places - Passchendaele

Community historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls and Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan have been visiting iconic places and landmarks around Cape Breton this Summer for our series "People & Places", today, we learn about Passchendaele.

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C3 Expedition Experience

Hear about a life-changing adventure with 70 other people on an icebreaker in Canada's Arctic... Jessie Jawanda of South Bar was a Youth Ambassador on the Canada 150 C3 Expedition ice breaker that is currently circumnavigating Canada's North.

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Star Wars Pt.1 - Roger Christian

We have Part 1 of our feature interview with creative set decorator Roger Christian about his adventures 40 years ago cobbling together the then unique, and now iconic items, for what would become one of the most famous movies of all time... Star Wars.

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Jim St. Clair - Black House at Highland Village

Cape Breton has some of the best tourist attractions in the province. Top on the list is the Highland Village Museum in Iona. Community historian Jim St. Clair and Allison Devereaux visited the site to learn and talk about the Village's "Black House".

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Odd Jobs - Archaeologist

Our "Odd Jobs" summer series has Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan digging around for interesting and unusual occupations on our Island, today, she talks to Archaeologist Rebecca Dunham about what she does each day at the Fortress of Louisbourg.

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Grandmother Moon Ceremony

Mi'kmaq elder Mary-Louise Bernard, former chief of Wagmatcook and currently, a Parks Canada interpreter, talks about her children's book "Sweet Water Maiden: The Legend of Maple Syrup", and tells us about the "Grandmother Moon" ceremonies.

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Tall Ships - Sydney

The Age of Sail has returned... At least for this weekend in 3 ports in Cape Breton. We heard about the ships in St. Peter's and Louisbourg. Today, we hear what vessels will be on display in Sydney. Allan Billard describes them for us.

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Donkin Mine Safety Concerns

Provincial inspectors with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour have compiled a long list of safety concerns at the Donkin Coal Mine, operated by Kameron Collieries. Reporter Frances Willick shares what she has learned of those violations.

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Harry Potter Wizarding Fair

Holy Hogwarts! Fans of the boy wizard will love how the Old Sydney Society has transformed St. Patrick's Church in Sydney into a Harry Potter Wizarding Fair... Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee grabs her quidditch broom and flies into the excitment.

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Tall Ships - St. Peters

This weekend, we see the arrival of the Tall Ships in Cape Breton. With those vessels in mind, Allan Billard, author of the book "Port of Call: Tall Ships Visit the Maritimes", describes the schooners that you can see and board in St. Peter's.

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People and Places - Rose Schwartz Park

Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan and historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls visit a park in New Waterford, they share the story of Rose Schwartz in this week's edition of our summer series, Cape Breton People and Places.

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Dr. Stan Kutcher - Press Conference

Hear some of Wednesday's press conference on the youth mental health recommendations from Dr. Stan Kutcher. And from the Minister of Health and Wellness Randy Delorey, and Zack Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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Tall Ships - Louisbourg

Rendez-vous 2017... has six tall ships sailing into Louisbourg harbour on Friday morning. Allan Billard, author of the new book, "Port of Call: Tall Ships Visit The Maritimes", takes a closer look at the six vessels docking there.

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The Endangered Right Whale

As many as 10 of the endangered right whales have been found dead this year... so how can the species be saved? Moira Brown, a senior scientist working with a team from the New England Aquarium, tells us what can be done to prevent future deaths.

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Jim St. Clair - Washabuck Place Names

On "Then and Now" with community historian Jim St. Clair, we venture along the shores of Washabuck. If you've ever had questions about the place names around the Washabuck peninsula in Victoria County, Jim may have some answers for you.

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Odd Jobs - Tattoo Artist

In our series "Odd Jobs", Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan talks with people in interesting occupations about what they do and why they do it. Today, meet a man who draws on his creativity and talent, Kenny Head is a tattoo artist in Sydney.

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Doctor Exit Interviews

As doctors leave Cape Breton, exit interviews are an ideal way to find out how to improve our health care system and retain doctors. Joanne MacKinnon is recruitment lead with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dr. Kevin Orrell is an orthopedic surgeon.

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Cheticamp River Restoration Update

Rooted in the community. Discover how school children and local volunteers pitched in to plant a thousand new trees on the banks of the Cheticamp River. Reporter George Mortimer spoke to Jillian Baker, Project Manager for the restoration project.

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Green Crab Research

Seaside samples... Nicholas Hathaway is a researcher from Smith College in Massachusetts, he is in Cape Breton to catch and study green crabs. He's examining how behaviours of different crabs affect the invasive nature of the species.

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NEW Parks Canada Campground

Reporter George Mortimer visits the site of a new 2 million dollar Parks Canada campground under construction on the Cabot Trail near Cheticamp. Kelly Deveaux, Visitor Experience Manager with Cape Breton Highlands National Park, describes the project.

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People and Places - Louisbourg

Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan and community historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls have been visiting iconic places and landmarks in CB on our summer series "People and Places", telling the story of the people behind the place name. Today, Louisbourg.

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Fortress Louisbourg Archeology

The University of New Brunswick and the Fortress of Louisbourg are teaming up to preserve artifacts and teach the next generation of archeologists at the same time. Reporter George Mortimer discovers their outdoor classroom and unique field experience.

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NSHA Governance - Dr. Bob Martel

An unhealthy form of governance. The Nova Scotia Health Authority has no health care providers on its board. Hear why a group of doctors (Nova Scotia Health Care Solutions) think that's a bad idea. Dr. Bob Martel is a palliative care physician in Arichat.

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Under the Rainbow Umbrella Conversations

"The talk" has changed since we were kids... Madonna Doucette of the Youth Project offers advice and some direction on how to start and discuss difficult and uncomfortable issues around sexuality and gender variance with your children.

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Jim St. Clair - Devereaux in CB

Community historian Jim St. Clair plays the name game on "Then and Now"... tracing the family roots of Information Morning guest host Allison Devereaux. Jim looks at the history of the Devereaux surname in Cape Breton.

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Hitchhiking Sailor

The idea of hitchhiking usually brings to mind the idea of the open road. But one traveler in CB got here by hitchhiking, on private sailboats. From Portugal to the Caribbean to Baddeck, Emilie Piriou of Megeve, France is seeing the world port to port.

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Inverness Beach Boardwalk

The sands of time are not being kind to the boardwalk at the Inverness Beach. Reporter George Mortimer asks Rob Burbach, President of the Inverness Development Association, what needs to be done and how people are pushing to improve accessibility.

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Odd Jobs - Child Life Specialist

On our "Odd Jobs" column, meet a woman who tries to take away some of the pain and fear for children in hospital. Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan speaks with Tracy Warren-Salt, a child life specialist at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.

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In The Field - Bring Back The Boreal

Seeing the forest with new trees. Reporter Holly Conners travels to the CB Highlands National Park for an update on the "Bring Back The Boreal" project in our summer series "In The Field". Clayton D'Orsay is a Parks Canada Resource Conservation Officer.

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Cancer EI Study

Bereft of benefits... A new Cape Breton based study hopes to find out what life is like for cancer patients whose EI sick benefits run out after 15 weeks. Tom MacNeil is a Medical Social Worker with the Cape Breton Cancer Centre at the Regional Hospital.

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Glace Bay Ballpark Project

Let's play ball! A group in Glace Bay is hitting it out of the park when it comes to building a ballfield there, raising over 350 thousand dollars. Ken Tracey of The Glace Bay Community Commons Society talks about the project and their vision.

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Opioid Follow-up - Janet Bickerton

We check in with the Ally Center in Sydney for reaction to Nova Scotia's new Opioid Framework for opiod use and abuse. Janet Bickerton is a nurse and community activist who volunteers with the Ally Centre. We ask how effective the changes will be.

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High Flight: Songs of the Stars - Dr. Roberta Bondar

Canadian space pioneer, Astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar talks about "High Flight: Songs of the Stars", a multi-media choral performance (part of a larger Canada 150 project) tonight in Baddeck, celebrating the life and work of Mabel Bell.

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gofundme For 12 Year Old

A spirit of generosity... People in Glace Bay and beyond are mobilizing to help a local family dealing with their 12 year old daughter's illness, including raising more than 13 thousand dollars in 24 hours with a "gofundme" campaign.

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Opioid Strategy in Nova Scotia

The province of Nova Scotia released a strategy to try to better deal with opioid use and abuse. Dr. Robert Strang is the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia, he talks about what's in the guidelines and what it will mean on the ground.

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Reporter Nic Meloney explains an internet practice called doxing - to release and publish private, and in some cases, false information about individuals - and how it was used by an alt-right group in Cape Breton to discredit people.

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People and Places - Torquil MacLean

The namesake of the Torquil MacLean ferry in Englishtown is the focus of our "People and Places" column. Assoicate Producer Nicole MacLennan met community historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls to learn more about the man the Englishtown ferry was named after.

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