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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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Tricking TripAdvisor to list a shed as top rated restaurant

Oobah Butler built so much hype with his totally fake London restaurant, people called from all over the world trying to get reservations.

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Witchful thinking

Two witches share why Wicca is rising in popularity, especially amongst young women.

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From poutine to windchill

Which Canadian 'cultural intangibles' are worthy of UNESCO's recognition?

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When the plan to 'date Indigenous' gets complicated

Sarain met a full status Indigenous man, who she loved. But, then, things started to unravel.

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Personal Information and Privacy - Wayne MacKay

Should text messages be used as evidence in the courts? Is ID scanning at liquor stores an invasion of privacy? Wayne MacKay, Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University's Shulick School of Law and a legal commentator, offers his thoughts.

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Vital Awards - Cyril MacDonald

Meet one of this year's winners of The NextGen Leadership Society's and the Cape Breton Partnership's Vital Awards - recognizing young people between the ages of 16-40 who have made a significant impact in their community or workplace.

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Christmas Turkey Drive

A single dad who's been there and done that when it comes to relying on a food bank to get through the month... and now is motivated to return the favour, Brandon Jolie of Bridgeport tells us about a Christmas turkey drive for the Glace Bay Food Bank.

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Mi'kmaq Honour Song

Leaving a Mi'kmaq legacy in music classes across the province... Reporter Emma Smith tells us about gifts of hand drums to elementary classrooms in Nova Scotia from the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre, as well as the story behind the Honour Song.

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MLA Keith Bain - Recovery Update

Bain is Back... The MLA for Victoria-The Lakes returns to the Nova Scotia Legislature this week after recovering from a health scare in early October. Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith asked Keith Bain about what happened and how it affected him.

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Mabou Community Pasture

Mooove out... Find out why farmers in Inverness County are being asked to keep their cows off the community pasture in Cape Mabou. Chris van den Heuvel is a farmer in Port Hood and a member of the Cape Mabou Pasture Co-operative.

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Talking Frankie MacDonald Bobblehead

A NEW talking bobblehead? Reporter Wendy Martin spoke to Phil Sklar, one of the co-founders of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is producing a talking bobblehead to honour Frankie MacDonald of Whitney Pier.

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NS Sports Hall of Fame # 3 - Al MacInnis

A Canonading Cape Bretoner. We continue our countdown of the top 15 athletes of all time in Nova Scotia with the President and CEO of the NS Hall of Fame, Bruce Rainnie. Today, the third best athlete in Nova Scotia's history - Al MacInnis from Port Hood.

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Learn To Code - Computer Science Week

We program on the program... a couple of students from Coxheath Elementary teach Steve some basics of computer coding, to mark Computer Science Week. Mia Nordine is in Grade 4, and Nora Shaheen is in Grade 5. Both learn coding through Brilliant Labs.

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Derelict Buildings in CBRM

Tearing down a problem that's building up in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Paul Burt, Manager of Building, Planning and Licensing Laws for the CBRM, explains what the municipality has planned for 27 dangerous and derelict buildings.

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Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy Has Died

Remembering the late Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council, who died yesterday, at age 76. Waycobah First Nation Chief Rod Googoo reflects on Sylliboy's life and legacy as a friend, a mentor and spiritual leader.

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NEW Inverness Golf Course

The Fairway to Heaven... The folks at Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs have dreams--and plans--to add another course--maybe 2--next to the Cabot Cliffs course. General manager Andrew Alkenbrack spoke to Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith about the new Par 3.

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Issue Panel 1130

It's time for another edition of the Information Morning Issue Panel - where we convene a rotating roster of talkative and opinionated Cape Bretoners to get their take on the news of the week. Today: Candee McCarthy, Darren McFadgen, and Michele Stephens.

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Disability Tax Credit - Yvonne Colbert

Getting the most from your disability tax credit. Our consumer watchdog Yvonne Colbert looks into a company whose ads are all over the place... offering to help people apply for the federal disability tax credit, and charging clients a 30% fee to do so.

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Northside General ER Changes

The Emergency Department at the Northside General is implementing reduced hours, and a new process for managing the flow of patients to prevent staff from burning out. Brett MacDougall is the Director responsible for Hospital Emergency Services.

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CBRM Mayor on Expropriation

Reporter Wendy Martin spoke to CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke about the municipality's efforts to acquire the property known as the "Nickerson Lands" in north end Sydney. It's needed in order for Sydney's second cruise ship berth project to proceed.

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Jim St. Clair - McDaniel Farm, Margaree

Then & Now... our weekly trip through time with community historian Jim St. Clair. Today, we pay a virtual visit to a place that was once described as "the finest farm in Cape Breton", a landmark to anybody who's driven through Northeast Margaree.

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Ally Centre Expands Services

A space of their own. The Ally Centre of Cape Breton has expanded... opening two new satellite services in Glace Bay and Sydney Mines to help meet the needs of vulnerable populations. We find out how and why from Executive Director Christine Porter.

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Cape Breton Dorados Swim Club

At one time the Cape Breton Dorados club was down to just half-a-dozen members. Now, they're up to 40 competitive swimmers... driving it 5 days a week... we find out what accounts for the turnaround from swimmer Lexi Quinn and head coach Stacy Clark.

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Opioid Recovery Program

A health initiative that won an award for improving the lives of the people it serves, people who are sometimes overlooked, or worse, rejected by the health care system.

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Army + The Stone Church Roof

Lieutenant-Colonel Chris Cotton tells us what the army's plan is going forward, after high winds damaged entire sections of the recently repaired roof by army personnel at the Stone church, St. Alphonsus, in Victoria Mines.

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Mental Health Follow - Dr. Courey

In an ideal world, no one would have to wait to get help with mental health care. In the real world, people wait longer than others, depending on where you live in NS. Following the Auditor General's report... Dr. Linda Courey talks about the issue.

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Big Pond RV Park Proposal

Reporter Wendy Martin spoke to Calgary developer Chris Skidmore, who wants to create the "Ceilidh on the Lakes" campground to welcome hundreds of RVs to the area. Ed and Ann MacIntyre of Big Pond are among more than 500 people who oppose the proposal.

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AG Health Report - Michael Pickup

The Health of Health Care. Nova Scotia's Auditor General talks about his latest report that says the government has inconsistent standards for mental health care across the province, and is doing a poor job explaining their doctor recruitment strategy.

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Nova Scotia Health Authority Responds to AG Report

The Auditor General released a report yesterday outlining criticicms of how aspects of the health care system is run in Nova Scotia. Janet Knox, the CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, responds to what she's seen and heard in Michael Pickup's report.

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BOOK: 25 Years of 22 Minutes

Producer Don Munro speaks with Angela Mombourquette, the author of a new unauthorized oral history of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" as told by former cast members, staff and guests, with behind-the-scenes intel on classic segments from the satirical show.

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Jim St. Clair - 1929 Tsunami

Did you know Cape Breton was once hit by a tsunami? On "Then and Now", a flood of facts from community historian Jim St. Clair as he recalls the anniversary of a natural disaster, a tsunami, that slammed into Cape Breton and Newfoundland, 88 years ago.

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Award

The Cape Breton-born founder of a polar expedition company which helped find the lost Franklin Expedition ship - HMS Erebus - has been recognized by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Andrew Prossin talks about his future business plans for Sydney.

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Green Rights - Silver Donald Cameron

Green law for the blue planet. Cape Breton author, film maker and environmental activist Silver Donald Cameron is in Sydney for a screening of his documentary film that took him all over the world - tracking down stories of environmental justice.

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Cuff on CB Highlanders 2nd Season

The Cape Breton Highlanders are about to step on the court for their sophomore season. Our sports guy Charlie Cuff tees-up the team before tomorrow's tip-off... speaking with the man who made the dream of a team into a reality, Tyrone Levingston.

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Breakfast Biographies - Sam Moon

On the final edition of The Breakfast Biographies for 2017 - in Part 17, it's road stories with Cape Breton music legend Sam Moon... we delve into his career as a singer, songwriter, and being one of our Island's best known entertainers.

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Special Needs Hockey Program

The Sydney Minor Hockey Association has created a new weekly hockey program designed for children with special needs. Reporter Wendy Martin spoke to David Jamael, president of the Sydney Minor Hockey Association, about the new program.

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43 Squadron @ NIHILO SAPPER 2017

Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan catches up with the army unit that clears the route of landmines and IEDs for troops going into hostile territory... 43 Squadron is in Cape Breton for training exercises at a remote location in Marion Bridge.

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Cargo Sailing Vessel

There's a special cargo schooner that's been visiting Cape Breton this month. Hear about its mission to publicize sustainable sea transportation, as it hauls cargo all over the world. Rebecca Gutiérrez is a shipmate on the schooner "Avontuur".

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Issue Panel 1117

Time for another edition of the Issue Panel, today, panelists discuss Jamie Bailie's successor... and swearing in public. From a rotating roster of talkative and opinionated Cape Bretoners: Nicole LaFosse, Alicia Lake, and Stephen Tobin have their say.

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Syrian Refugees

From Syria to Sydney Mines. We catch up with some new Cape Bretoners... people who've moved here after fleeing Syria... to see how their adjustment is coming along. Hear from the Al-Asfar family and hear about their new life in Sydney Mines.

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Popcorn Interview - Sam Moon

Our final guest in this year's Breakfast Biographies - a series of feature length interviews with interesting and intriguing people in Cape Breton - is coming up on Monday with Sam Moon. Before that, we serve up a Popcorn chat with the Cape Breton legend.

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Breakfast Biographies - Ross Robinson

Master mariner, tall ship sailor, mountaineer, explorer, surfer - and cancer survivor - Ross Robinson - is our next guest in Part 16 of The Breakfast Biographies... its a series of profile interviews with interesting and intriguing Cape Bretoners.

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Popcorn Interview - Ross Robinson

Prior to their feature length interview on "The Breakfast Biographies", guests are subjected to our patented Popcorn Interview. Today, we quiz Ross Robinson, who is a lifeguard, snowboard instructor, mountaineering guide, and master mariner.

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NEW Indigenous Tourism Association

In the wake of a successful tourism season, a new Indigenous Tourism Association is about to begin. Its a push to connect Indigenous arts and culture with tourism. Hear from one of the driving forces behind its creation, Robert Bernard of Waycobah.

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Breakfast Biographies - Lloyd Stone

In this edition of The Breakfast Biographies... an active person of irrepressible spirit, a pillar of the Baddeck business community for 4 decades... he's a retired pharmacist, business owner, adventurer and amateur historian, 89 ½ year old Lloyd Stone.

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Orphan Patients - Dr. Robert Macneill

People who have no family doctor are referred to as "orphan patients". Dr. Robert Macneill, a Cape Breton specialist, says he had a plan to address the needs of orphan patients... but that he was ignored by the Nova Scotia Department of Health.

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St. Ann's Bay Time Bank

Reporter Holly Conners travelled to Cape Breton's North Shore to learn more about "The St. Ann's Bay Time Bank" - it's a way to help people in the community to help each other. A time bank work party were busy at a member's property in Wreck Cove.

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Sears Warranties - Yvonne Colbert

Sears Canada has responded to complaints from a Cape Breton couple upset over an extended warranty they purchased. The company insisted the couple pay for the warranty, even though Sears would not honor it. Consumer watchdog Yvonne Colbert has more.

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Commander of 5th Canadian Division

Meet the Commander of the Army in Atlantic Canada who's in Cape Breton to meet the troops and speak with the community as part of an ongoing tour of the region. Brigadier-General Derek Macaulay is Commander of 5th Canadian Division.

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Pregnant With No Doctor - Randy Delorey Reacts

Nova Scotia's Minister of Health, Randy Delorey, responds to reporter's questions about the plight of Kirsten DeJong of Boularderie who's pregnant, but can't find a family doctor. DeJong says she's been turned down by 40 doctors.

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C200 30th Anniversary

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Centre 200 with one of the driving forces behind its construction. Manning MacDonald was instrumental in getting C200 off the ground, he reflects on what it took to get Sydney's biggest venue built.

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Pregnant With No Doctor

Yet another face of the Nova Scotia doctor shortage. A pregnant woman in Boularderie says she may be half-way through her term before she sees a physician for the first time. Reporter Joan Weeks spoke to Kirsten DeJong, and the Health Authority.

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Breakfast Biographies - Umran Bhatti

Our series profiles interesting and intriguing Cape Bretoners we'd like to get to know better. In Part 14, we meet Umran Bhatti, the Imam for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at in Cape Breton. He's a traveler, a camper, a hiker and loves basketball.

Download Breakfast Biographies - Umran Bhatti
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ACCESS Open Minds in Eskasoni

It's a special day in Eskasoni. A new youth centre is opening with a particular focus on mental health services. One of the youth advisors for ACCESS Open Minds and a pscyhologist candidate with Eskasoni Mental Health talk about the new youth space.

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CBU Women's Basketball - Allison Keough

The CBU Women's Capers are on a quest to be the best this season in basketball. And propelling them forward is star forward Allison Keough, who's in her last season with the team. Our sports guy Charlie Cuff brings us her story.

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Popcorn - Umran Bhatti

Once again, we are pleased to present another round of the series, "The Breakfast Biographies" - feature length interviews with interesting and intriguing people in Cape Breton. As a prerequisite, guests take the patented "Popcorn" interview.

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Jim St. Clair - Lake O' Law

Ahead By a Century. Gord Downie's family tree has a distant branch that took root in Lake O' Law for awhile. Community historian Jim St. Clair has the tale of Patrick Downie. Information Morning host Steve Sutherland and Jim bring us that story.

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Camp Tour @ NIHILO SAPPER 2017

Hundreds of soldiers are camped out in Open Hearth Park in Sydney as they continue their training exercises around the Island. Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan toured the facility with her guide, Sergeant David Keirstead who designed the camp.

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Breakfast Biographies - Albert Marshall

The Breakfast Biographies is a series of profile interviews with interesting Cape Bretoners. In Part 13, the wit and wisdom of Albert Marshall of Eskasoni. He's an elder, advisor, and activist on the environment, and on his native language and culture.

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Kijiji Home Care Offer

A Home In Exchange for Home Care... A 75 year old man is offering free room and board at his rural home near Whycocomagh to anyone willing to help him continue to live on his own. Reporter Joan Weeks spoke to Terron Dodd at the home he built himself.

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Kitchen Officer for NIHILO SAPPER 2017

Sergeant Terri-Lynn Connick is the KO or Kitchen Officer in charge of feeding more than 500 military personnel who are in Sydney for training exercises - NIHILO SAPPER 2017 is a large construction engineering exercise taking place over the next month.

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MMIWG Inquiry - Day 3

After three days of emotional testimony at the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Membertou, the problems indigeous people have faced for generations are finally in the spotlight. Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith was there.

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Auditor General Report 1102

Nova Scotia's Auditor General turns his eagle eye to the environment, to point out areas where Nova Scotia needs to improve its practices when it comes to monitoring environmental assessments. Michael Pickup elaborates on his latest report.

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Breakfast Biographies - Margie Beaton

In Part 12 of our series, meet Margie Beaton who's been involved in the gaelic society, the gaelic council, and gaelic choirs. She's organized gaelic conferences, gaelic exchanges and helped design the gaelic curriculum, and she taught it for 4 decades.

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Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act

The Federal government has introduced new legislation - Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act - to prohibit owners from abandoning vessels in Canadian waters. MP for CB Canso Rodger Cuzner tells us how the Liberals intend to do that.

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MMIWG Inquiry - Day 2

A hearing that really matters. Coverage from Day 2 of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry in Membertou. Hear from Natalie Gloade, daughter of murdered Mi'kmaq activist Nora Bernard, and from Inquiry Commissioner Michèle Audette.

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Popcorn Interview - Margie Beaton

Another intriguing Cape Breton character gets the patented Information Morning Popcorn Interview before we present their profile interview on our "Breakfast Biographies" series. Today, we question Margie Beaton for some snappy, interesting answers.

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Jim St. Clair - The Margaret

Sailing Off to Australia on "Then and Now"... Jim St. Clair navigates through the mists of time and takes us aboard "The Margaret" on this 166th anniversary of its maiden voyage carrying Rev. Norman MacLeod and his followers, bound for a new life Down Und

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MMIWG Inquiry - Day 1

Listen in on just a little from Day 1 of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls being held in Membertou First Nation. Hear survivor Monique Fong-Howe's testimony and from Loretta Saunders' mother and sister.

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Community Kitchen

A recipe for success... Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan checks out a new program in Sydney - the Housing First Community Kitchen - that helps people who used to be homeless, learn cooking skills and how to make their food dollars go further.

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Whitney Pier Rink WILL Open

Reporter Joan Weeks has an update from the Board of Directors who operate the Whitney Pier Rink... despite its financial concerns board members decided to open for the season. Kim Sheppard, Board Secretary of the Pier Rink, explains their decision.

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Breakfast Biographies - Tammy Martin

In Part 11 of our series "The Breakfast Biographies", meet the honourable member for Cape Breton Centre, MLA Tammy Martin of New Waterford - a former staffing clerk at the health authority, union activist and she was a national rep for CUPE.

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MMIWG Inquiry - Karen Bernard

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is in Membertou for three days of hearings. Meet a member of the team who'll be there to provide mental health support to the witnesses. Karen Bernard is from Eskasoni.

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The Farmers Daughter Job Offer Update

More than a year after they made an innovative offer of land for new employees, the Farmers Daughter in Whycocomagh is still being inundated with world-wide applications. We check in with the co-owner and two employees, to see who came... who stayed.

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Issue Panel 1027

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, panelists are: Jenn Power, Alison Uhma, and Matt Stewart.

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Popcorn Interview - Tammy Martin

Again this Fall, we offer another round of "The Breakfast Biographies" - feature length interviews with interesting people. Before that airs, find out what kind of tattoo MLA Tammy Martin has, and why, as we present our patented Popcorn interview.

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Breakfast Biographies - Matthew Willox

In Part 10 of The Breakfast Biographies... we get to know Matthew Willox, a Cape Bretoner by choice. He's an adventurer, a do-it-yourselfer, a paragliding instructor, mountain-climber and raft-builder. These days, he's a carpenter and contractor.

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CBRM + Undercurrent Funding

Undercurrent Executive Director Dave Sawlor addressed CBRM council requesting a review of the sustainability programme after the youth club was denied funding. Mayor Cecil Clarke said council will review it's municipal grants program policy.

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Popcorn Interview - Matthew Willox

Our series "The Breakfast Biographies" are feature length interviews with interesting people in Cape Breton. Before hand, guests take the patented "Popcorn" interview... today, carpenter, tiny house builder, adventurer and do-it-yourselfer, Matthew Willox

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Cuff - Key to the City

A Key Accomplishment. The CBRM gives the "key to the city" to firefighter and athlete Stephen MacKenzie of Sydney. Our sports guy Charlie Cuff spoke with MacKenzie for his reaction to receiving the honour, and about his crossfit lifestyle.

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Jim St. Clair - John George Bourinot

House Rules. Community historian Jim St. Clair tells us about a Cape Bretoner, John George Bourinot, who had influenced the life of the House of Commons, and who's "parliamentary procedure and practise" book is still in use today.

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The Headstrong Summit

A day-long summit of eighty high school students from Cape Breton and Victoria Counties will be held at Cape Breton University. The Headstrong Summit encourages the students to talk about mental health, and the stigma around seeking help.

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Military Exercises in CB

A Friendly Invasion. Five-hundred members of the Army's skilled trades regiment will be in CB to train, and help build and repair things as part of the deployment. We get details of their exercise and what they will be doing over the next month.

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Warm Ocean Water

Here's a hot topic: How warm the water's been off Cape Breton this Fall. Many surfers and hard core swimmers are enjoying the unusally mild season. Reporter Holly Conners asked CBC meterologist Jim Abraham about the significantly higher temperatures.

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Wapikoni Project in Eskasoni

A different kind of screen time... Meet a couple of Grade 11 students in Eskasoni who were part of a project to teach First Nations youth filmmaking to help them tell their stories. And also meet Cass Gardiner, a filmmaker / mentor with Wapikoni.

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Breakfast Biographies - Arthur J. LeBlanc

In Part 9 of our Breakfast Biographies series, we meet a former lawyer, and a judge with the NS Supreme Court - our new Lieutenant-Governor who is a dedicated supporter of the performing arts, and a Cape Bretoner. Arthur J. LeBlanc of West Arichat.

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Popcorn Interview - Arthur LeBlanc

The Breakfast Biographies series are feature length interviews with interesting and intriguing people in Cape Breton. Before the full interview airs, guests take our patented "Popcorn" interview, today, Nova Scotia's Lieutenant Governor, Arthur J. LeBlanc

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English Language in Canada

A Way With Words. A visiting professor talks about his research into the history of English in Canada, prior to a public lecture at CBU on Canadian English, Past, Present and Future. Charles Boberg is with the Linguistics Department at McGill University.

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Verboten German Doctor

A German doctor and his Cape Breton-born wife want to move here and practice, but he can't get a license to practice from the NS College of Physicians and Surgeons. Reporter Wendy Martin spoke to the doctor, his wife, and the Registrar of the College.

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Breakfast Biographies - Ruth Boutilier

The Breakfast Biographies is a series of profile interviews with interesting Cape Bretoners. In the spotlight for Part 8 of the Breakfast Biographies, is a lifelong proponent of active living in Cape Breton, skier and yoga instructor, Ruth Boutilier.

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Baha'i Anniversary

The Baha'i community in Cape Breton--along with millions around the globe--will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prophet and founder of the faith. Will Naylor of the Eskasoni Baha'i community offers a brief overview of his religion

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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