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Cape Breton: Info. Morning

 

Cape Breton: Info. Morning

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

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Took his own life after being bullied on the job

Robert Duhaime’s employer denies bullying, but Workers’ Compensation Board has ruled differently.

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The sticky story of gum

It conquered our planet and today chewing gum is fighting just to survive.

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Adventures in medicine

Dr. Lori Regenstrief took a job as the doctor on a luxury cruise liner and ended up having to treat herself.

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The eating disorder voice inside

Belle has a voice inside her head that torments her with messages of self-hate. She turns to food to feel better.

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Building purchased for Cape Breton "forestry hub"

Efforts to establish a forestry hub in Cape Breton are starting to grow roots for a value added forestry industry on the Island... Inverness County councillor Jim Mustard offers an update on the new Breton Forest Innovation Cooperative, based at the old Finewood Flooring Facility in Middle River.

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By the book: lessons for Sydney from the new Halifax Library

As discussions continue about a new library for Sydney, there's a lot we can learn from the Halifax experience. Sharon Haley-Mancini, manager of the new Halifax Central Library, explores the role of public libraries in the Internet age, and their importance to the communities they serve.

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Prof to NS judges: sexual assault laws are failing us

A public talk called "Sexual Violence: What's Happening Out There?" will be presented by University of Ottawa law professor Constance Backhouse. Her community presentation and discussion will examine societal attitudes toward sexual violence, and what needs to change.

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Marc-André Fleury's Cape Breton billet family

Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee visits one of Cape Breton's biggest Marc-André Fleury fans... Bob Hawkins and family billeted Fleury for four years while he played with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in Sydney. Marc-André and his Las Vegas Knights will be playing in the 2018 Stanley Cup Championship series.

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Port Hawkesbury Paper cuts down old growth forest

Even though it's against the rules, Port Hawkesbury Paper has cut down hectares of old growth forest on crown land near Loon Lake in Guysborough County. We ask Nova Scotia's Minister of Natural Resources, Margaret Miller, why this happened, and whats being done to prevent it in the future.

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Why no one is using the dredged channel in Sydney Harbour

The multi-million dollar dredging of Sydney's Harbour was meant to allow larger ships into port, but 7 years after the dredge, navigational aids still don't line up to the new route, so few, if any, of those large ships have taken advantage of the deeper channel. Marlene Usher is the CEO of the Sydney's Port Authority.

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Public Forum: Could the creative sector be Cape Breton's next big industry?

Here is an excerpt from CBC Cape Breton's public forum on the question of whether the creative sector is Cape Breton's next big industry? Hear from the host of the evening Mainstreet Cape Breton's Wendy Bergfeldt, and from filmmaker Nelson MacDonald, Greg Davies, curator of the CBU Art Gallery, and Wesley Colford of the Highland Arts Theatre.

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Tune-up for the pipe organ in Cape Breton's oldest church

The one-hundred-and-eight year old organ at St. George's Church in Sydney has seen some work recently--just in time for cruise ship passengers and others to come in and try it out for themselves. Reporter Tom Ayers visited the historic church to hear more.

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An awareness campaign on the consequences of using pot targets youth

The Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program hopes to get young people thinking about the effects of marijuana with a new campaign called Weed Myths. Studies show a link between early and regular marijuana use and psychosis. Dr. Phil Tibbo, a psychiatrist and the director of the NS Early Psychosis Program, explains.

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What is a Code Census at the ER?

A Code Census is called when an ER is backlogged with patients who are waiting to be admitted to hospital. In Sydney, the average is about one a month. Hear about the situation from Dr. Chris Milburn, Chief of Emergency Care for the Eastern Zone, and Brett MacDougall, Director for Emergency Program of Care for the Eastern Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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Recommendations for improving Palliative Care in Nova Scotia

Doctors Nova Scotia has 10 ways to do just that. Hear from Dr. David Henderson, a palliative care specialist in Truro, who is President of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, and he was part of the subcommittee that drafted the recommendations for Doctors Nova Scotia.

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The Gender Sexuality Alliance hosts The Two Spirited Conference in Eskasoni

The GSA at Allison Bernard high school in Eskasoni will host a conference aimed at Indigenous youth in the LGBTQ community.

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All the stage is a world with Jim St. Clair - Then and Now!

A funny thing happened on the way to theatre. Jim St. Clair recalls the clear vision people had in seeing that Mabou and its students got a world class theatre facility in Strathspey Place.

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Informing about a warning... Get ready for the Alert Ready system

The "Alert Ready" system with its signature sound is about to be tested on your cell phone in Nova Scotia. Derek Mombourquette is Nova Scotia's Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office, or EMO. He tells us why the national system to alert the public about emergencies will be tested tomorrow as part of Emergency Preparedness Week.

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How far would you go for that perfect prom dress?

More than a dozen Newfoundland girls have chosen to travel to Nova Scotia to purchase their prom dresses. Hear from Brittany Woodworth, owner of the gown store "Timeless Moments" in Sydney, and Toni Bobbett from Port Aux Basques, one of the girls who made the trip across the Cabot Strait.

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A New Waterford student's history project could get heritage status

A Diamond In the Rough... When Grade 4 student Sophia Hillier decided to do her Heritage Fair project on baseball in New Waterford, she ended up hitting it out of the ball park. Now... that baseball diamond may end up getting formal heritage status thanks to her work - it might be the oldest or second oldest baseball field in the country.

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Why Nova Scotia's math curriculum doesn't add up

An education professor says - what many parents believe: There's a problem with the way we teach math in Nova Scotia. In light of new numbers comparing our kids to others across the country, Genevieve Boulet, an associate professor in Mount Saint Vincent's Faculty of Education, says we should overhaul the math curriculum.

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Action Plan: Get a fair share of the equalization money

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has long maintained that it doesn't get a fair share of the federal equalization money that flows into Nova Scotia. CBRM councillors debated the issue and have adopted an action plan on equalization.

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Another craft brewery brewing in Cape Breton

On the Ale Trail... Inverness will soon be home to Cape Breton Island's newest craft beer maker - Route 19 Brewery - set to open this summer. Ryan MacIsaac is one of the partners in the Route 19 Brewery.

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A public information session on medically assisted dying

Many people gathered at Cape Breton University to learn more on the subject of "MAiD"... Medical Assistance in Dying. Hear from experts on the panel and from people in the audience with questions and concerns on the topic.

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"Song for the Mira" named to Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame

It's a staple of every kitchen party and campfire singalong... it's been translated into Dutch and Japanese... and it's said that it's been recorded over 300 times. And now - Allister MacGillivray's "Song for the Mira" is being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame. Allister MacGillivray reflects on the song that launched a life of its own.

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Preventing ocean entanglements off Cape Breton

What a tangled web we weave... the new Eastern Nova Scotia Marine Stewardship Society is working on a project to study ocean entanglement of species at risk. Kurt Simmons, a biologist with the stewardship society, explains.

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New marine science centre in Louisbourg

Louisbourg's newest reason to visit is the soon-to-be opened Oceans of Opportunity Marine Science and Heritage Centre. Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan visits the centre for a preview before the grand opening.

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This guy mines data as a hobby

Data Mining got one Nova Scotia man in a heap of trouble this week. We looked at the practise and find out why people do it for a hobby.

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Information Morning Honour Roll: Cai McNabb

Meet the fifth of our six inductees into the Information Morning Honour Roll -- Cai McNabb, a Grade 10 student at Riverview.

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Information Morning Honour Roll: Ainslie Trimm

Meet our sixth and final inductee into this year's Information Morning Honour Roll - Ainslie Trimm of Whitney Pier Memorial.

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Information Morning Honour Roll: Haley Oliver

Meet another awesome young inductee to the Information Morning Honour Roll for 2018.

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The uncertain future of the Baddeck Community Wharf

We hear what happened at last night's gathering on the future of the community wharf in Baddeck. We spoke with Bill Marchant, the Commissioner with the Village of Baddeck.

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Danny's new smile

As an addict, living on the streets Danny MacKillop didn't have a lot to smile about. Now, thanks to old friends in Reserve Mines, he has new teeth with which to smile as he rebuilds life out west.

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Information Morning Honour Roll: Sophia Brownstein

Meet the third of our inductees into this year's Information Morning Honour Roll, Sofia Brownstein of North River Bridge.

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Doc's wife goes recruiting, but NSHA stays home

Badside Manner. The wife of a Cape Breton physician - who wants to retire - says the province missed the mark by not attending a big conference last weekend.

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Information Morning Honour Roll: Danielle Jessome

Meet another awesome young person showing leadership and making change in Cape Breton, with the next inductee to the Information Morning Honour Roll - Danielle Jessome

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"It's strained" - Dr Yvonne Libbus, Cape Breton psychiatrist

The state of psychiatric service in the CBRM. A feature interview with a CB psychiatrist about the pressures on her and her colleagues as they operate with less than half of the psychiatry positions that they're supposed to have.

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Information Morning Honour Roll: Ethan Merlin

You and I both know there are young people all across our island making significant contributions to their community. Ethan Merlin steps into the limelight as our first inductee into the 2018 Honour Roll.

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CBRM councillor Amanda McDougall weighs in on Business Cape Breton

We continue our quest to try to find out what's going on with the future of the CBRM's economic development agency. Our guest will be councillor Amanda Macdougall on what took place at a meeting this week between Cape Breton Regional council & Municipal Affairs and what her understanding is of the stalemate.

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Business Cape Breton: the mayor's version

Mayor Cecil Clarke joins me to talk economic development, Business Cape Breton, and the Regional Enterprise Network.

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What's going on with Business Cape Breton? The minister responds

Who's Taking Care of Business? The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Derek Mombourquette, explains why the province is making the CBRM join the Regional Enterprise Network.

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Cape Bretoner recovering from brain surgery in Cuba

We spoke with Constable Brad Maxner's cousin about his accident in Cuba, as he recovers from brain surgery in Havana.

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Rick Mercer on 15 years of The Mercer Report

As his show prepares to wrap up tonight on CBC Television, Rick Mercer reflects on hosting 277 episodes and walking some 42 kilometres doing his rants.

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Are psychiatrists paid more in Halifax?

This sounds like the start of a joke. How many psychiatrists make up a full compliment in Cape Breton? Well, there should be 16, but there are actually only 6. One of those six is Dr. Yvonne Libbus. We'll hear her tell us that a difference in pay is a factor in why we may not be able to attract more of her colleagues to come.

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Portia Clark gets the patented Popcorn Interview treatment!

After 18 years Portia Clark returns to Nova Scotia as the new host for Information Morning on the mainland. We invited her on our show to warm up with our Popcorn Interview.

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Gladue court for Mi'kmaw people opens in Wagmatcook

A Court with Appeal. The judge is Laurel Halfpenny-Macquarrie, and she is the judge in the new Gladue court, which started hearing cases this spring in Wagmatcook. The Gladue court aims to incorporate indigenous traditions in restorative justice, we find out how to try to make those two systems fit.

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Coal Bowl "Slip N Slide" goes to America's Funniest Home Videos!

All for one, and one for FALL. The hilarious video of the Breton Education Centre Basketball team slipping on the court has earned one student an invitation from America's Funniest Home Videos to come down to California to show the world what he caught on camera.

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Then & Now: Why is the Lingan Golf Club called Lingan when it's not in Lingan??

Have you ever wondered why Cape Breton's famous Lingan golf course is called Lingan even thought it's not in Lingan? Jim St. Clair has another interesting tale to tell, which is par for the course on "Then and Now".

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School boards are now officially gone - what now?

Zach Churchill gives us a lesson in what it means to the province now that School Boards have now been officially disbanded.

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What can Scooby-Doo teach us about the nature of belief?

Do you want to hear about Ian Brodie's latest research project at CBU? I bet you would for a Scooby snack! We'll hear how the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, along with a contemporary one called Gravity Falls, factors into Professor Brodie's new book.

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Little People, Big Problems: Kids explain the mysteries of Easter

Rob Doublett wondered what kids know about the bunny and how the eggs get inside your home. He spoke with the students at St. Catherine's Elementary in Halifax.

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Jim St Clair's Pop Quiz: Cape Breton place names, then & now

Our history column, Then and Now, is all about a sense of place. In this edition we mean that literally as Jim St. Clair quizzes Steve on place names across our Island.

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NS ahead on greenhouse gas targets, but behind on planning

Climate Change is real. But what is Nova Scotia really doing to prepare for its effects? The Auditor General, Michael Pickup, was on the show to reflect on the findings of his latest report.

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Inclusive education recommendations

Conclusions about Inclusion. A long-awaited report on inclusive education is out. CBU's Carla DiGiorgio, who specialises in this area, reflects on it.

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"I don't want to change my son, I want to change the world for him" - mom of transgender teen

In our series on CBU Research Month: We look at the status of mental health supports for young transgender people in CB.

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Memories of the 40th anniversary of the UCCB Capers national hockey championship

Forty years ago the UCCB Men's Hockey team took the national championship. Coach Bucky Buchannan and player Kevin MacRae will be in studio to recount the nail-biter game that put the underdog team in the spotlight.

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Ruth Boutiler in her own words: Remembering a Cape Breton active living pioneer

A small woman leaves a large legacy. Countless Cape Bretoners learned to ski and practice yoga thanks to Ruth Boutilier of Sydney, who passed away at the age of 82. We have recalled our recent Breakfast Biography conversation.

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Cape Breton military commander in Ukraine

A Cape Breton-born military commander just back from a mission in Ukraine tells the story of a touching visit to his grandfather's home town.

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Miners speak out about safety concerns at Donkin

In an investigation by Radio-Canada, several former miners express concerns about safety at the Donkin Coal Mine. Reporter Elisa Serret spoke to the laid off miners who shared their experiences and concerns of serious safety issues at the mine.

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More pay and more incentives for Nova Scotia docs

Getting A Second Opinion... The province of Nova Scotia says it'll put up almost 40 million dollars to help more people find a doctor and paying family doctors more. Nancy MacCready-Williams, CEO of Doctors Nova Scotia, tells us what she thinks... after her group advised the province on these matters.

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Mayor Clarke says CBRM should review its funding policy

Seeking New Money for Old Causes... Community museums in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality make a pitch for funds, prompting the Mayor to suggest reviewing current funding policies. Reporter George Mortimer spoke to Mayor Cecil Clarke, and Elke Ibrahim of the Glace Bay Heritage Museum Society.

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Recruiting "social media influencers" to attract more visitors to Cape Breton Island

Winning friends and influencing others... Destination Cape Breton is launching a project it hopes will get people talking--and hopefully visiting. Mary Tulle, CEO of Destination Cape Breton, explains their plan to target social media influencers to spread the word about hiking in Cape Breton.

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Cape Breton's Nobel Prize winner on his encounters with Stephen Hawking

Cape Bretoner and Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald, director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, reflects on the passing of the world's best known scientist, and about his relationship with the legendary Stephen Hawking.

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Four brothers reunite for the first time in 13 years - in Antarctica !

A tale of four Cape Breton brothers who had a reunion for the first time in 13 years in the most unlikely place on the planet - with the help of an Antarctic expedition company owned by ANOTHER Cape Bretoner. We make contact with one of the brothers - Kelly Peck, during a layover, on his way home, in Mexico City.

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Award-winning idea: mobility ramps from old tires

All Ramped Up... Meet 23 year old, Rebecca Dunphy of Whycocomagh on Cape Breton Island, who's just been recognized for her idea of turning old tires into mobility ramps. CBC Reporter Wendy Martin asked her about winning a national award for her business idea at the Youth Innovation Summit in Ottawa.

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Women In Politics: Interim PC leader once told "women have no place in politics"

Cape Breton Voices and Equal Voice Nova Scotia will be hosting a "Women in Politics" panel discussion featuring nine women from different levels of municipal and provincial politics. Karla MacFarlane, interim leader of the Provincial PC party and the MLA for Pictou West, says she experienced sexism before she entered politics.

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Women In Politics: Port Hawkesbury Mayor "saddened" that she's the first

Nine women from different levels of municipal and provincial politics will discuss their experiences as part of panel discussion in Sydney. Cape Breton Voices and Equal Voice Nova Scotia are hosting the "Women in Politics" event. Port Hawkesbury Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton is one of the panelists.

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Is it time to set up a separate Mi'kmaw justice system?

Tuma Young is a Mi'kmaw lawyer and scholar who says the current justice system is not working for Mi'kmaq people... so it's time to design a NEW one, that incorporates indigenous law. He's proposing the creation of a new legal institute, possibly based at CBU, whose mission would be to build that new indigenous justice system.

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Eskasoni chief on the Big Pond RV park

The Cape Breton Regional Municipal council passed a motion to rezone an area of Big Pond for a potential RV park on the Bras d'Or Lake. Eskasoni Chief Leroy Denny says the Assembly of NS Mi'kmaq chiefs have concerns and request the provincial government arrange for municipal consultation with their communities.

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Province grants new powers to the CBRM

The Nova Scotia government has introduced amendments to the Municipal Government Act - allowing the Cape Breton Regional Municipality to sell or lease land below market value, and to offer tax concessions. Derek Mombourquette is Nova Scotia's Municipal Affairs Minister and the MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier.

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Using trees to generate carbon credits - an example from NB

Yesterday, we heard about the concept of getting credit for NOT cutting down the trees on your woodlot... and instead managing it as a sink for carbon dioxide... and generating revenue. Today, we hear from Dale Prest, an Ecosystem Service Specialist with Community Forests International in Sackville, New Brunswick.

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Ski Cape Smokey won't open this season

There's snow on the way but it won't do Ski Cape Smokey in Ingonish any good... Time has run out for the Northern Cape Breton ski hill. The Ski Cape Smokey Society made it official - they will not be opening the slopes this year. Reporter Holly Conners spoke with society chair Larry Dauphinee.

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Could woodlot owners get paid for NOT cutting down trees?

Find out what's in store about storing carbon, as we hear about a unique event in Port Hawkesbury hosted by The NS Landowners and Forest Fibre Producers. Kari Easthouse, one of the organizers of the first-ever Maritime Forest Carbon Opportunities Conference, has details of the two day event.

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"We should be out with picket signs" - CBRM budget debate

Councillors in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality voted 7-6 to accept the new capital budget for the coming year. But not before a lot of heated debate... about roads. We hear comments from several councillors: Ray Paruch, Darren Bruckschwaiger, deputy mayor Eldon MacDonald, and Kendra Coombes.

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What good are standardized tests?

In the aftermath of The Glaze Report, there's been debate over the use of standardized tests: What are they based on? How do you interpret the numbers? and How do you best act on those numbers? Carla DiGiorgio, Associate Professor in the Department of Education at CBU, talks about standardized tests in NS.

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This principal says she'll stay in her job - for now!

Now that Nova Scotia Teachers Union members are willing to accept some changes to the administration of the education system in Nova Scotia, we ask Lois Landry, a Principal at Richmond Education Centre / Academy in Louisdale, Richmond County, for her take on the agreement, and the Education Reform Act.

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Councillor wants an audit for the CBRM

District 2 Councillor Earlene MacMullin of North Sydney requested Cape Breton Regional Municipal Council ask the provincial government do a full comprehensive audit of the the municipality's spending. CBC's Wendy Martin asked Earlene about the motion that passed unanimously at this week's council meeting.

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"We Support The Glaze Report"

The NSTU, many school board members and some parents are worried about the fallout from the recent report by Dr. Avis Glaze on the education system in Nova Scotia. Now, there is a new Facebook page for parents supporting recommendations of that report. Hear from Heather Peters, one of the people behind the new page - "We Support The Glaze Report".

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A good deed leads to a new lease on life for homeless man

A Tale of Two Dannies... Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee has the remarkable story of Glace Bay native Danny MacKillop and his act of kindness... and hear from Daniel MacEachern, originally from Glace Bay, who's currently helping Danny at the Together We Can Treatment Centre in Vancouver.

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A new way to train doctors in Cape Breton

A new program called "The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship" launches here in Cape Breton in September of 2019, it will be the first of its kind for Nova Scotia. Reporter Holly Conners asked Dr. David Anderson, Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University, to explain the alternative clinical training model.

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A Nova Scotian in the Iditarod

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race from Willow to Nome, Alaska. On Saturday, 67 mushers and their dog teams set off on the grueling 16-hundred kilometre race. Nova Scotia's Bradley Farquhar will be among them. The 31 year old spoke with the CBC's Amy Smith.

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Why we couldn't train two extra doctors in Cape Breton this year

Cape Breton currently has six spots for family doctor residents and we'd love to add a couple more. The Nova Scotia Health Authority's Medical Education Site Director for our Island is Dr. Stephanie Langley. She explains what happened even though the funding was available.

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