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NSP Performance Review
Nova Scotia's consumer advocate, John Merrick, discusses the upcoming assessment of Nova Scotia Power, and how the utility's performance will come under scrutiny by the UARB and what penalties the company may incur if it doesn't meet expectations.
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Vital Awards 4 - Frances Burton
Another VITAL Cape Bretoner has been recognized by the CB Partnership for making a difference in their community. Meet Frances Burton who co-ordinates volunteers for the Youth Peer Project, part of the non-profit Educational Program Innovations Charity.
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Farmer's Daughter Update
When the Farmer's Daughter put out its unique offer of land to entice new workers to Whycocomagh, the owners wondered if they'd get any response. They continue to get several hundred e-mails a day, 100,000 so far. Co-owner Heather Coulombe updates us.
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Vital Awards 3 - Gail Christmas
Another VITAL member of society is Gail Christmas of Membertou First Nation. She is another of the recent recipients of a VITAL Award, the Cape Breton Partnership's effort to recognize young people making a significant difference in their community.
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Issue Panel 1201
Every second week we convene a rotating roster of talkative and opinionated Cape Bretoners on the Information Morning Issue Panel to give us their take on the stories of the week. Panelists are: Candee McCarthy, Darren McFadgen and Michele Stephens.
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NS Auditor General's Fall Report
If the province were a student, the Auditor General would be the prinicipal. And he's had to chastise his provincial pupil over issues of daycares, schools, and infrastructure. Nova Scotia's AG is Michael Pickup and we discuss his Fall Report.
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Jim St. Clair - Shipwreck Hike
On "Then and Now" with community historian Jim St. Clair, we take a hike... a horrible hike... with some shipwrecked passengers forced to plod through the forests of our Island in the 1700s.
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Vital Awards 2 - Sarabeth Drover and Caitlyn Purcell
Another VITAL segment... we meet 2 more women under 40 who have been recognized by the CB Partnership for making a difference in their communities. Sarabeth Drover and Caitlyn Purcell are owners of Salty Rose's and the Periwinkle Cafe in Ingonish.
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Teachers Strike - Ontario Experience
Lessons from Ontario... in 2015 teachers in two Ontario unions worked to rule for months at a time. We find out what affect that had on families and on the political scene from Mike Crawley, he's the CBC's provincial affairs reporter in Toronto.
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Vital Awards 1 - Lori Burke
The Cape Breton Partnership has recognized 7 individuals under the age of 40 who are making a difference in their community. Lori Burke was one of them, she's the Executive Director of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Sydney.
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Nursing Co-op - Tanas Sylliboy
If you're considering a career in nursing, the co-op program at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital can help you decide. We learn why when we speak with Tanas Sylliboy of Eskasoni First Nation about his experience in the program.
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Highland Hemp Update
The first crop of hemp seed has been harvested in Cape Breton. And it's been processed into oil, bottled and ready for sale. For an update on the hemp seed oil operation, Highland Hemp, Reporter Holly Conners spoke to CEO Parker Rudderham.
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Simulated Learning Program
Medical Job Swap... In an effort to create better health care for all of us, Neil's Harbour played host to an innovative health project, where nurses and paramedics learned from each other for the first time.
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Eskasoni Child Poverty
Few residents of Eskasoni First Nation would comment on a new statistic showing 75 percent of children in their community are living in poverty. A prominent member of Eskasoni, Elizabeth Marshall, tells us what she's seen first hand.
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United Way Flood Funds Update
Since the Thanksgiving Day flood in the CBRM, the United Way of Cape Breton has been gratefully accepting financial donations. We ask United Way Executive Director Lynn McCarron how the group's been dispersing the funds to those affected.
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Flood Fundraiser In Ottawa
The Thanksgiving Day flood water has dried up, but help continues to pour in for its victims. Emma Liska, a 17 year old from Ottawa who spends summers and holidays on the Island with family, wanted to help as well, so, she's organized a fundraiser.
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CBU SU vs. CFS
CBU and the Canadian Federation of Students finally reached a deal in the Spring but that truce may be short lived. Roy Karam, President of CBU's Students Union recently attended the annual general meeting of the CFS and he came back with many concerns.
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Jim St. Clair - British Politician in CB
Harbour development, the future of gypsum, and free trade. These are modern day Cape Breton concerns. And, as community historian Jim St. Clair tells us on this edition of "Then and Now"... they were concerns 180 years ago, too.
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Flood Mould Worries
It's been a month and a half since the Thanksgiving Day storm. And while the water's long gone, mould remains a health threat for many. Reporter Holly Conners has the story of why some homeowners are hesitant to start cleaning-up.
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Federal Coal Plan
The federal government has announced a plan to phase out coal fired generating plants by 2030, but makes an exception for Nova Scotia. Michel Samson is Nova Scotia's Energy Minister, he tells us more about the plan.
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NEW Richmond Co. Warden
Richmond County council is very different after last month's municipal election. The council has been reduced from ten seats to five, and has a new Warden - Brian Marchand. We speak to Warden Marchand about his new job.
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Expensive CBRM FOIPOP
Taking the "Free" out of "Freedom of Information". A citizen in the CBRM has a number of questions about municipal expenses. The municipality says it's happy to answer them, for a cost of nearly 43,000 dollars. Reporter Joan Weeks has the story.
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The Vimy Trap
In his new book, The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War, author Jamie Swift challenges the idea that Canada became a nation on the battlefield of Vimy Ridge. He's launching his book at Cape Breton University.
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Issue Panel 1118
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 Information Morning Issue Panel. On deck: Nicole LaFosse, Mike Kelloway and and Ross Hunter.
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Breakfast Biographies - Ashley MacIsaac
While some may think he's had highs and lows, he's loved every minute of his accomplished career, amazing audiences the world over. In the finale of "The Breakfast Biographies" for 2016, we have a feature conversation with fiddler Ashley MacIsaac.
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Jim St. Clair - Gold Rush Fiddle
Fiddling With History... on today's edition of "Then and Now". Community historian Jim St. Clair tells a tale of the extraordinary Canadian Gold Rush and an ordinary Cape Breton fiddle from 1890.
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Popcorn - Ashley MacIsaac
Looking into the Information Morning popcorn bag, we realize we're almost out of kernels... as this is the final serving of our patented, Information Morning Popcorn Interivews for 2016. Today, its Cape Breton musician Ashley MacIsaac.
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CBRM Flood Damage Update
We check back with Terry Drohan of the Southend Lost Homes Coalition, and hear how his group's concerns have been addressed. And, we get the latest from Andy Lathem, Executive Director of the Emergency Management Office for Nova Scotia.
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Boston Christmas Tree
Time To Take A Bough. As the province prepares to cut down a Cape Breton tree to give to Boston, Reporter Jack Julian has the story--and the cost--behind the annual effort of transforming a Nova Scotia conifer into Boston's official Christmas Tree.
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Teen Play At Boardmore Theatre
Meet the creative young cast behind a new production at CBU which just might shed some light on what exactly is going on in the mind of teenagers in your life. It's called, "Once And For All We're Gonna Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up And Listen"
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Breakfast Biographies - Mike McPhee
Our featured guest today retired from the NHL in 1994... the former Montreal Canadiens left winger, Stanley Cup champ, and financial advisor Mike McPhee skates on by for this edition of "The Breakfast Biographies".
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Dalbrae Feeder System
A Difficult Decision. The Strait Regional School Board is hosting a public meeting tonight to discuss the future of 3 schools in Inverness County. Board Superintendent, Ford Rice, reflects on what lies ahead.
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Undercurrent Youth Centre in Sydney
Glace Bay's Undercurrent Youth Centre will soon expand into Sydney, offering young people a place to skateboard, make music, and climb a rock wall. Reporter George Mortimer took a tour of the building with Executive Director Dave Sawler.
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Popcorn Interview - Mike McPhee
Monday, the next instalment of "The Breakfast Biographies" features Mike McPhee, he talks about his life with the Habs and the career he's created following his playing days. But first, Mike laces 'em up and takes our patented, Popcorn Interview.
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Breakfast Biographies - Minga O'Brien
In today's edition of "The Breakfast Biographies", we meet scientist and outdoor adventurist Minga O'Brien. "The Breakfast Biographies" is our series of profile interviews with interesting Cape Breton characters we'd like to know better.
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Cape Breton Green Party
Recently, we heard from the new leader of Nova Scotia's Green Party. Now, we hear from David Hachey, a supporter who's waving the flag for the party here in Cape Breton. He'd like to increase their profile and membership on the Island.
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Jim St. Clair - North Sydney Daybook
Community historian Jim St. Clair demonstrates how a daybook can be a historian's best friend when trying to piece together the past. On "Then and Now", Jim brings us what he's learned from a day book belonging to a North Sydney merchant.
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US Election Watch In CB
In 2016, Cape Breton received international attention for the website "Cape Breton if Trump Wins". Website creator Rob Calabrese and Breton Brewing hosted an election watching party at the brewery to witness the results.
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Homelessness Conference at CBU
Homing in on a serious problem. What to do about homelessness in the CBRM is the key question of a conference taking place at CBU. We learn more from one of the participants, Peggy Vassallo, and one of the keynote speakers, Jim Graham.
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NEW Inverness Co. Warden
The United States has a new president... and a little closer to home, Inverness County has a new warden... we contact Betty Ann MacQuarrie at home in Mabou, to talk about her new role as Warden.
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Nova Scotia Green Party Leader
Reports of the death of the Green Party in Nova Scotia are greatly exaggerated. They have a new leader - Thomas Trappenberg - he's one of the regional founders of the party in the Province, he became the new leader at their annual convention.
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Richmond Libel Suit
Law and Disorder... A defence has been filed by some of the people being sued by former Richmond County Warden Steve Sampson. Reporter Joan Weeks spoke to Halifax lawyer David Hutt who represents Jeff Stanley, and Geno and Ellen Polegato.
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Breakfast Biographies - Clifford Paul
He's been a drywaller, a police dispatcher, a journalist, and for the past 10 years he's been the Moose Management Coordinator for the Unamaki Institute of Natural Resources. Meet Clifford Paul, in today's edition of "The Breakfast Biographies".
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Conservative Party Leadership - Lisa Raitt
Looking To Be The Leader... Lisa Raitt, originally from Whitney Pier and representing the Ontario riding of Milton, is the latest MP to enter the race to lead the Tories. She joins us to talk about her decision to enter that Conservative campaign.
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NEW CBU Degree
Cape Breton University will be offering a new degree that marries the arts and science in a unique way, both disciplines under a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment degree. Dana Mount and Deanne VanRooyen are co-directors of the program.
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Government Port Report
Sinking Plans for the Port of Sydney. And Melford. A new report commissioned by the province says it'd be better off focusing on Halifax and not investing in other port projects. Nova Scotia's Minister of Transportation, Geoff MacLellan.
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Breakfast Biographies - Carmen Townsend
Our series of profile interviews with interesting Cape Breton characters who we think you would like to get to know better is called "The Breakfast Biographies"... and leaping onto the radio stage today, it's musician Carmen Townsend.
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CBU's Caper Radio @ 107.3 FM
Don't change that dial... Reporter Holly Conners tunes into Cape Breton University's campus station - Caper Radio - to learn more about its new FM license, now broadcasting at 107.3 FM. Matthew Burke is Caper Radio's manager.
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Popcorn Interview - Carmen Townsend
Tomorrow's guest in our feature series, "The Breakfast Biographies" is Northside musician Carmen Townsend. But first, as is tradition, we subject her to the patented, Information Morning Popcorn Interview.
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Jim St. Clair - Old Thanksgiving
You've heard of "Old Christmas"... What about "Old Thanksgiving"?... In this edition of his weekly column "Then and Now", community historian Jim St. Clair talks about when Canada's Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in November.
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Flood Concerns Response
A Torrent of Questions over Flood Relief... Nova Scotia's Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and the MLA for Glace Bay, Geoff MacLellan, addresses the concerns raised by the Southend Lost Homes Coalition.
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NEW Victoria Co. Councillor
From Mexico To Middle River. Perla MacLeod will be officially sworn into office tonight in Victoria County, making her the first councillor born in Mexico... And the first female councillor since 1990. Reporter Joan Weeks spoke with her.
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Diwali At Cape Breton University
CBU is celebrating the 5 day Festival of Light... Diwali. Its one of the biggest events in Indian culture. Suvir Singh of the South Asian Student Society, and Hasmeet Singh Chandok of the Maritime Bhangra Group, tell us more of what to expect.
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Southend Lost Homes Coalition
Homeowners who have received 'no occupancy orders' following the Thanksgiving Day storm and flood have formed a new group to address their concerns. Homeowner Terry Drohan talks about what the Southend Lost Homes Coalition want to achieve.
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CBRM Travel Allowance
Bad News Travels Fast. And Far. With controversy still swirling around Richmond Couny over mileage and travel expenses claimed by officials, Reporter Joan Weeks looks into the situation in the CBRM and its Travel Allowance policy.
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JSC - The Witch of Mull River
Community historian Jim St. Clair has brought us spooky and supernatural tales about The Witch of Mull River... Now, he brings us the real story of the real woman behind the magical moniker - Catherine "Kitty" Campbell-Livingston.
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Breakfast Biographies - Valerie Bird
"The Breakfast Biographies" is our series of profile interviews with interesting Cape Breton characters. Today, a letter-writer... a former member of the women's auxiliary air force... and a former teacher at Sydney Academy: Valerie Bird.
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Causeway Swing Bridge Repairs
Reporter Holly Conners spoke to Andrew MacPherson of the NS Department of Transportation, he's project engineer for the repairs to the Canso Causeway swing bridge, about what those repairs being done will mean for you in the coming months.
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CBRM Heavy Garbage Update
With many curbs still piled high with debris from people's flooded homes, heavy garbage pickup continues throughout the CBRM. We check back with Francis Campbell, CBRM Manager of Solid Waste, to hear how those efforts to clean up are going.
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Issue Panel 1028
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 Information Morning Issue Panel today, Vanessa Childs-Rolls, Todd Pettigrew and Alison Uhma.
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Popcorn Interview - Valerie Bird
A bag of popcorn consists of dozens of small, kernels combining to form a satisfying snack. A popcorn interview consists of dozens of small, questions combining to form a satisfying chat. Next, Valerie Bird takes our patented Popcorn Interview.
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Old Sydney Society - Linden MacIntyre
As a journalist, he's told countless stories. Now, he's about to tell stories about journalism. Retired CBC-er Linden MacIntyre's in town to discuss journalism in Sydney in the 1970s, with his talk: "High Hopes and Bad News" at the Old Sydney Society.
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Breakfast Biographies - Andrew Prossin
The Breakfast Biographies is our series of profile interviews with interesting Cape Breton characters. Next, originally from Westmount, an adventurer, entrepreneur, mariner, and the managing director of One Ocean Expeditions - Andrew Prossin.
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Department of Transportation Update
On The Right Road. It's been about two and half weeks since record rainfall in parts of Cape Breton caused flooding and severe damage. We contact Roy MacDonald, Area Manager with the NS Department of Transportation, to get an update on repairs.
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Popcorn Interview - Andrew Prossin
Time now for another of our patented Popcorn Interviews... today, our guest is the Cape Breton-born founder of a globally-competitive, ocean-going charter company called "One Ocean Expeditions", Andrew Prossin of Westmount.
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Cross Canada Canoe Trip
Up The Creek... We have a feature interview with Mike Ranta from Atikokan, Ontario. He is the man who just paddled all the way from Canada's West coast to the shores of Dominion Beach via canoe with expedition partner, his dog, Spitzii.
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Hub School Rejection
The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board voted to reject the hub proposal by the George D. Lewis Hub School Society. Reporter Holly Conners spoke to Society vice-president Brett Hanham, and to school board chair Lorne Green.
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NSTU Strike Vote - YES
Teachers had their say. We discuss yesterday's strike vote by Nova Scotia teachers, they voted 96% in favour of a strike mandate. Liette Doucet is the Nova Scotia Teachers' Union president, she tells us what comes next.
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Salvation Army - Flood Funds
We check in with the Salvation Army in Sydney and its efforts to distribute government and fundraised money to those affected by flooding. Captain Corey Vincent explains the process and the progress of distributing the emergency aid.
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No Development Zone
Homes that were in the epicentre of the Thanksgiving Day storm in Sydney are going to be torn down... and it's likely no more will be allowed to be built. Homeowners Anna Mae Muise and Tom Penney agree on a 'no development zone' for the area.
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Breakfast Biographies - Dr. Teresa MacNeil
"The Breakfast Biographies" is our series of profile interviews with interesting Cape Breton characters who we think you would like to get to know better. Today, a force to be reckoned with... we introduce you to Dr. Teresa MacNeil.
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CBRM Public Works Update
All In A Day's Work Or 14... We check in with Public Works in the CBRM to discuss the work it's already done... and still has to do... in the wake of the Thanksgiving Day storm. Public Works Manager John Phalen updates its post-flood projects.
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Edventure Cape Breton
Moving education outdoors... The Edventure Cape Breton group invites you to a forum at the McConnell Library in Sydney to discuss ways to offer kids opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Megan MacLeod is a founding member of Edventure Cape Breton.
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King's Road Reserve Commemoration
Remembering a Moving Event... The Membertou community is preparing to mark the anniversary of its forced relocation from King's Road with a special ceremony. Dan Christmas, senior advisor to the Membertou Band Council, outlines the history of the event.
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New CBRM Councillors
Meet 3 of the 4 CBRM rookie, soon-to-be-sworn in Councillors. Earlene MacMullin's win in District 2 is subject to a judicial recount. Kendra Coombes represents District 11, Steve Gillespie in District 4, and Amanda McDougall for District 8.
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Minister of Education and NSTU President
Some say it's an olive branch, others say she's poking a stick. But the Minister of Education's offer to teachers to create "the partnership on systemic working conditions" has been accepted. Karen Casey and Liette Doucet talk about that.
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Breakfast Biographies - Lindsay Marshall
The next guest in our series "The Breakfast Biographies", is Lindsay Marshall. He has been a leader in his community, and that leadership has taken a number of forms. He's been a poet, a politician, a band councilor, and Chief of Potlotek First Nation.
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Flood - NS Department of Environment
Inspectors from the Environment Department are in the CBRM checking out the flooded areas. We ask Adrian Fuller, Executive Director of Compliance for the Nova Scotia Department of Environment, what they're doing, and what they're finding.
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Craft Brewing Industry in NS
Jeremy White, the owner of Cape Breton's Big Spruce Brewing, says the province is unfair to microbreweries like his. Randy Delorey is Nova Scotia's Minister of Finance, the department responsible for the NSLC, responds.
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Jim St. Clair - Mi'kmaq Birth Story
On "Then and Now", community historian Jim St. Clair has the story of 2 families of different ethnic backgrounds united by the birth of a child, in honour of "Mi'kmaq History Month".
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United Way Flood Fund
We get an update from Lynn McCarron, executive director of The United Way of Cape Breton, about its fundraising efforts for flood victims and the distribution of the money collected, including the 500,000 dollars in Provincial emergency aid.
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Disaster Financial Assistance Fund
The Disaster Financial Assistance Program is run through the NS EMO and it helps homeowners, small businesses, farmers and not-for-profit organizations recover from emergencies. Paul MacNeil, Manager of the DFA program, explains how it works.
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Rankin MacSween Responds
In our conversation yesterday, Cecil Clarke, the re-elected Mayor of the CBRM, raised the claim that his opponent's campaign was the most negative he'd ever been associated with. This morning, his challenger Rankin MacSween responds.
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Insurance Questions - Amanda Dean
Many questions about "what is and what is NOT" covered by insurance are being asked this week, after last week's flood and wind storm. Amanda Dean, Vice President Atlantic for the Insurance Bureau of Canada, answers some of those questions.
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Cecil Clarke Re-elected CBRM Mayor
After the polls closed on Saturday and the ballots counted, incumbent Cecil Clarke had edged challenger Rankin MacSween by over 1300 votes. CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke reflects on his re-election... and his decision not to re-offer in 2020.
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Flood "Earth Angel"
He didn't do it for a job. But when an unemployed man in Sydney offers to pitch in and volunteer with clean-up after the flood, he's offered a job with a restoration company. Reporter Stephanie vanKampen has the story of Christopher Lee.
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Flood Health Concerns
Many buildings and homes in the CBRM were left sodden, smelly and utterly destroyed after the recent flood. Furnace oil, sewage and garbage has seeped into buildings and surrounding areas. Dr. Ryan Sommers addresses some of the health hazards.
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Flood Clean-up Advice
Restoration and disaster relief companies have been overwhelmed with calls from homeowners. Reporter Holly Conners spoke with Troy MacDonald, a project manager with MECO Construction Disaster Kleenup in Glace Bay, to get advice on cleaning up.
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CBRM Heavy Garbage Special Pick-up
The CBRM Solid Waste Department is starting a special heavy garbage pick-up to collect materials over the next several weeks that have been damaged or destroyed by the storm. Francis Campbell, CBRM Solid Waste, has details of the special pick-up.
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Storm Recovery Update
Yesterday, the Premier toured the worst of the storm damage in the CBRM. Now, his Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Glace Bay MLA, Geoff MacLellan, along with municipal and federal officials must come up with a recovery plan.
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Big Spruce Brewing Open Letter
Why does Big Spruce Brewing in Nyanza, near Middle River, have a bitter taste in its mouth? Owner Jeremy White explains his 'open letter' and the 10 reasons why Nova Scotia is making it difficult for microbreweries to succeed in our province.
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NSP Restoration Update
Being Kept In the Dark. With so many still without power, we contact Nova Scotia Power again for an update on when electricity might be turned back on. NSP spokesperson Bev Ware explains the latest on outages and restoration concerns.
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For Your Information 3
FYI... more updates on who's been comforted by the various Comfort Centres set-up to aid residents, learn why school's out for awhile for students at Brookland Elementary, and hear how Eskasoni First Nation is fairing since Monday's storm.
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For Your Information 2
As we recover from the record rainfall and high winds, Nova Scotia Power, the NS Department of Transportation and CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke offer updates from around the CBRM. Also, an update on where things stand now with EMO operations in the area.
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For Your Information 1
As residents continue to battle flooding and other issues resulting from Monday's storm, we check in with CBRM Public Works to ask what lies ahead for work crews, and check-up on the hospitals now that they're offering more than emergency services.
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Popcorn Interview - Lindsay Marshall
Lindsay Marshall, former Chief, son of a Chief, and the current band manager of Potlotek First Nation is our next guest in our series, "The Breakfast Biographies". But first, we put him through our patented, Information Morning Popcorn Interview.
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Issue Panel 1007
The Information Morning Issue Panel convenes a rotating roster of talkative and opinionated Cape Bretoners, every second week, to give us their take on the stories of the week. Today, Nicole LaFosse and Matt Stewart. Madonna Doucette was unavailable.
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Mayoralty Debate 7 - 2nd Cruise Berth
Cruising Right Along... CBRM Mayoral candidates Cecil Clarke and Rankin MacSween discuss a second berth to accommodate cruise ships in Sydney Harbour, in the next of our excerpts from our Mayoral Debate held last week at Centre 200 in Sydney.
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Mayoralty Debate 6 - Youth Strategy
If youth are the future, what future is there for youth in the CBRM? Challenger Rankin MacSween and incumbent Cecil Clarke respond to a young person's question at our Mayoral Debate held at Sydney's Centre 200 before an audience of 750 people.
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Breakfast Biographies - Matt Minglewood
We shine the Breakfast Biographies spotlight on Matt Minglewood: almost 70 years old, he became a professional musician in 1965, so its his 51st anniversary of rockin' the blues. He's a juno nominee and a lifetime achievement award recipient.
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The NSTU Vote
Now that teachers have given a failing grade to the latest offer from the Nova Scotia government, what happens next? The NS Minister of Education, Karen Casey, and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union President, Liette Doucet give us their answer.
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Jim St. Clair - Piano In Celtic Music
In this edition of "Then and Now", its a story that's black and white. As Celtic Colours celebrates 20 years of music, community historian Jim St. Clair discusses the history of the piano as part of Celtic music on our Island.
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Victoria Co. Candidates District 2
Our municipal election coverage continues, as we feature roundtable discussions with candidates in various Cape Breton districts. Today, the three candidates in District 2 in Victoria County: Brad MacDonald, Perla MacLeod and Norman Matheson.
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Cabot Links Tension
CBC Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith spent a couple of days in Inverness County, and has more on the underlying tension facing Cabot Links Golf Course from some in the area who oppose property expansion with the construction of beach cottages.
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Mayoralty Debate 5 - Job Creation
In this excerpt from our Mayoral Debate at Centre 200, the two candidates vying for the Mayor's chair... incumbent Cecil Clarke and challenger Rankin MacSween discuss job creation in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
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HeadStrong In Glace Bay
Stamping Out The Stigma... 3 Glace Bay High students talk about why they're inspired to help with Mental Illness Awareness Week at their school. Kaitlyn O'Neil is in Grade 10, Christine Southwell is in Grade 11, and Kaitlynn Hayes is in Grade 12.
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CBRM Candidates District 3
Six wanna be the one for three. All six candidates looking for your vote in the George's River, Boisdale, Eskasoni area of the CBRM were invited to our candidates' roundtable discussion for District 3, but only five of the six attended.
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Mayoralty Debate 4 - Archibald Wharf
CBRM Mayoral candidates Cecil Clarke and Rankin MacSween discuss Archibald Wharf... as we present another excerpt from the Mayoral Debate at Centre 200 hosted by CBC, the Cape Breton Post and the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Mayoralty Debate 3 - Child Poverty
Everyone knows it's a problem in Cape Breton. So what is the solution to child poverty? Incumbent Cecil Clarke and challenger Rankin MacSween tackle that topic in the next excerpt from our Mayoralty Debate held at Centre 200.
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Breakfast Biographies - Deanne van Rooyen
On today's edition of the "Breakfast Biographies", a former professional harpist, who's now a Professor of Geology at Cape Breton University, who grew up in South Africa during apartheid. Hear about the interesting life of Deanne van Rooyen.
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Richmond Co. Ombudsman Report
County officials are described as having a "cavalier" attitude towards accountability requirements and expenditure of public money. Reporter Joan Weeks tells us what's in the Ombudsman's Report into travel and expense claims in Richmond County.
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Living Treaties - Marie Battiste
To celebrate Mi'kmaq History Month, the editor of the new book, "Living Treaties: Narrating Mi'kmaw Treaty Relations", Marie Battiste, a Mi'kmaw educator, originally from Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton, reflects on ancient treaties.
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CBRM Candidates District 5
Battling for your ballot in Sydney's downtown District 5... Eldon MacDonald, Nadine Bernard, Nigel Kearns, Shawn Lesnick and Tom Wilson are the candidates sitting at our roundtable discussion this morning.
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Mayoralty Debate 2 - Port Development
Any Port In A Storm... Here is another question and answer excerpt from our CBRM Mayoralty Debate at Centre 200 in Sydney, incumbent Cecil Clarke and challenger Rankin MacSween answer a question about Port Development.
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Mayoralty Debate 1 - Tax Cap
Taxing Times... incumbent Cecil Clarke and challenger Rankin MacSween debate taxation in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in the first excerpt from our CBRM Mayoralty Debate at Centre 200. About 750 people attended the lively debate.
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CBRM Mayoralty Debate
Hear the two candidates vying for Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality go head to head in a 96 minute debate sponsored by CBC Cape Breton, the Cape Breton Post and the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce at Centre 200 in Sydney.
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Medal of Bravery - Nicole Foran
When a plane in Jamaica was hijacked in 2009, a Nova Scotia flight attendant played a pivotal role in bringing the stressful situation to a safe ending. Nicole Foran of Halifax has been recognized for that role with a Medal of Bravery.
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Breakfast Biographies - Tuma Young
Today, a profile featuring Tuma Young, who is originally from Malagawatch, Inverness County. He was the first Mi'kmaq-speaking lawyer in NS. And, now, he's an assistant professor of Indigenous Studies at Cape Breton University.
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The Department of Health announced it will hire 7 nurse practitioners and family practice nurses to work in various locations across Cape Breton. Kathy Bell is the director of Primary Health Care, Eastern Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority.
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Jim St. Clair - Kidston Island
Treasure Island? There may not be gold buried on Kidston Island, but there's a wealth of fascinating stories to be unearthed on the island near Baddeck. Information Morning host Steve Sutherland and community historian Jim St. Clair take a trip.
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Richmond Candidates District 2
Today, we speak with three of the five candidates looking to represent District 2 in Richmond County - Larry Keating, Alvin Martell and Gina Stanley. Candidates Victor David and Marcel Boudreau were unable to attend our discussion.
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CBRM Candidates District 10
Our roundtable discussions with candidates in various Cape Breton districts continues. Today, District 10, where Darren Bruckschwaiger, Dave Wilson, and Brian Shaw are vying for your vote in Dominion and parts of Glace Bay.
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Breakfast Biographies - Joan Jessome
Most people in Nova Scotia know the name Joan Jessome because of her work with the NSGEU. Learn about her fascinating life as labour leader, fighter, grandmother, and "the most hated woman in Nova Scotia"??, in "The Breakfast Biographies".
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Issue Panel 0923
Now, a brand new season of the Information Morning Issue Panel with panelists Kim Desveaux, Jenn Power, and Chris Milburn. Every second week, a rotating roster of talkative and opinionated Cape Bretoners offer their take on the stories of the week.
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Matthew Hines Investigation Update
More than a year after his death, Correctional Service Canada admits "excessive force" was used and is finally speaking about Matthew Hines, who died in Dorchester Penitentiary. Reporter Joan Weeks has an investigation update.
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Breakfast Biographies - Reverend Mother Phyllis Marsh
A life's journey from angry young woman to a later-life ordination as African Orthodox priest on "The Breakfast Biographies" - a series of profile interviews with interesting characters. Today, the Reverend Mother Phyllis Marsh of Whitney Pier.
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Golf Cruise Ship Arriving
Green Fees, Blue Seas... The first golf-themed cruise ship is set to dock in Cape Breton. Reporter Holly Conners asked Graham Husdon, the manager of Highlands Links in Ingonish, to reflect on what its arrival means for Cape Breton's courses.
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Patriarch Vincent Waterman Retiring
Since 1983, Vincent Waterman has been the priest at St. Phillip's African Otrhodox Church in Whitney Pier. Now, he is retiring and leaving Cape Breton Island. The 91 year old Patriarch of the church and his wife are moving to Halifax.
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Fort McMurray Update
The Fort McMurray fire--and flood--are history to most Canadians now. But hundreds of residents are currently trying to re-adjust to life back in the Alberta city. We get an update with Cape Bretoner Verna Murphy on life since the disaster.
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Jim St. Clair - Baddeck Teachers
Teaching, preaching and social change on "Then and Now" with Jim St. Clair. Recently, Information Morning host Steve Sutherland met Jim, a community historian, in Baddeck, to learn about an early school and 3 female teachers from Cape Breton's past.
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Inverness Candidates District 3
Vying for the vote in Inverness Co. on our candidates' roundtable. We turn our attention to the Dunvegan, Strathlorne and Inverness area. Meet the incumbent Jim Mustard, and Wanda McMaster. (Gerald Poirier didn't return our calls to participate.)
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CBRM Candidates District 4
There are 5 candidates running in District 4 in the CBRM, which takes in Westmount/Coxheath/Sydney River. Councillor Claire Detheridge has not re-offered. Meet Richard Fogarty, Steve Gillespie, Dave LeBlanc, Darlene Morrison, and Darrell Wilson.
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CBU 10 Year Plan
What's going to "Happen" at CBU in the future? At a meeting on the matter, the University's Board of Governors backed a new "ten-year vision" for the school which, if all goes well, would avoid layoffs. CBU President Dr. David Wheeler explains.
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Breakfast Biographies - Kate Beaton
Its the third season of our series "The Breakfast Biographies", a series of profile interviews with interesting CB characters we think you would like to get to know better. First up, cartoonist and the creator of Hark! A Vagrant: Kate Beaton.
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Victory Park Society
Give Me Some Space... A group in North Sydney has formed "The Victory Park Society" to bring another green space to the local waterfront. Ryan Duff is the chair of the society, he outlines their plans for property along Commercial Street.
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CBRM Candidates District 8
A month from now we'll know the names of all the councillors elected in October's vote. In Donkin, Port Morien, and Louisbourg it will either be Kevin Saccary or Amanda McDougall. Both candidates join us for the first of our Candidates' Panels.
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New IWK Chief of Pediatrics
The doctor is in... But not for long. After helping countless Cape Breton children and their families, the well-respected physician Andrew Lynk is heading to the IWK in Halifax as Chief of Pediatrics. Dr. Lynk talks about moving and his new job.
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Maritime Link Update
The Maritime Link is a 1.5 billion dollar hydroelectricity project connecting Muskrat Falls, Labrador via a sub-sea cable from NL to Pt. Aconi. For an update of the CB construction project, we contact Jeff Myrick of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Port Hawkesbury Mayor-Elect
For the first time in 22 years - there will be a new Mayor in Port Hawkesbury. Brenda Chisholm-Beaton was acclaimed Mayor-elect yesterday, being the only person interested in the top job. She spoke with our News Editor Wendy Martin.
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Jim St. Clair - Standing Up To MacLeod
Sticking It To Norman MacLeod... In this edition of "Then and Now", community historian Jim St. Clair has the story of a student who stood up to the punishment handed out by the controversial preacher and teacher, Rev. Norman MacLeod.
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Dr. Julius Garvey
The UN has declared 2015-2024 the International Decade for People of African Descent. Dr. Julius Garvey, the son of civil rights activist Marcus Garvey, is in Cape Breton to speak at CBU. He joins us to discuss his own work and his father's legacy.
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Bluenose II - Jean Laroche
Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador, Bluenose II, has been trouble-free this summer. CBC News has obtained documents that detail all the problems the crew faced following last year's refit. Legislature reporter Jean Laroche shares that information.
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Town House Executive Director
Town House is a pillar of strength in Glace Bay supporting programs and services for citizens. Its greatly appreciated but also greatly underfunded for all it does. That funding struggle will challenge new Executive Director Ed Beaton.
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Forest Management In NS
Policy changes, harvesting practices and other issues have all caused some people to question the Nova Scotia government's plan and its commitment to sustainabiity in forest management. Reporter Michael Gorman has more on the story.
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Education Action Plan - Year 2
Chalking Up Changes in the Classroom. Each new school year brings challenges and goals. That's true whether you're a student, teacher, or the Minister of Education. Karen Casey discusses what lies ahead in Nova Scotia's action plan on education.
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Rio Paralympian - Jamey Jewells
Jamey Jewells of Donkin is among the best in the world at what she does. As she and her teammates on Canada's women's wheelchair basketball team compete on the court in Rio at the Paralympic Games, we recall our Breakfast Biography chat with her.
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A Women's Night
For Women Only! We find out about a series of events at a Sydney pub inviting women to celebrate their talent and creativity. Two of the organizers, Janet Bickerton and Ann McPhee, explain what they have in mind for the evening get-togethers.
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Food Hub Donation
The Cape Breton Food Hub and the Ecology Action Centre have partnered with the Glace Bay Food Bank to allow more families access to the Fall harvest. Jody Nelson is the local food co-ordinator for the Ecology Action Center in Cape Breton.
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Rio Paralympian - Pamela LeJean
As the Paralympics get underway in Rio, we shine the spotlight on a Cape Breton athlete with a 6 foot wing-span: Pamela LeJean. We replay this interview from last summer when Information Morning host Steve Sutherland met Pamela at her parents home.
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Jim St. Clair - Teacher William Ayre
A Classroom Commotion... community historian Jim St. Clair brings us the story of William Ayre, a colourful Cape Breton teacher with a penchant for extracurricular activities of the alcoholic kind on "Then and Now".
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Palliative Care - Dr. Rocker 0907
When it comes to palliative care, Canada lags behind other developed nations. And a new paper suggests palliative care is failing patients with chronic illness, too. One of the authors, Dr. Graeme Rocker, outlines his ideas for a system-wide makeover.
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Paramedics Providing Palliative Care
Most people would prefer to avoid a trip to the hospital in an ambulance. Now a new program is allowing palliative care patients to avoid that trip in their final days. Paramedics can now provide patients palliative care in their own homes.
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