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NS: Information Morning

Information Morning kick starts the day on mainland Nova Scotia with news, survival information, compelling stories and opinions from all perspectives in the province.

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Charlie's conundrum

Charlie McGettigan is eight years old, freckled and fearless. Despite her confidence, Charlie wrestles with a problem that has the kids at school making faces at her.

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Wit's end, Part 1

What's it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit's end?

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'I want to be a woman'

A rural senior asks his wife for help transitioning to female.

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Mr. Money Mustache's guide to badass frugality

Peter Adeny, aka Mr. Money Mustache, has what he thinks is a better path to financial security.

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The mystery of the missing horse

A Truro area woman is distraught after discovering her Appaloosa horse missing from his pasture. She's been searching ever since. Teams have been searching for a lost horse near Truro for four days now... It's a mystery how the horse got loose and where

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Lawyer reacts to evidence missing from Halifax police drug vault

The Criminal Lawyer's Association responds to news that Halifax Regional Police haven't been about to account for dozens of pieces of evidence. Leo Russomano is a defence lawyer in Ottawa.

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Picking apart new Doctor's contract with Province

NS Doctors approved a new contract last week, which includes wage increases of 0%, 0%, 1% and 1.5% over four years. Dr. Michelle Dow is President of Doctors Nova Scotia.

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New research on greenhouse gasses on Venus

Science Commentator Bob Fournier tells us about some pretty big differences between us and our planetary "twin".

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Missing drug and money from Halifax Police vault

An internal audit found big issues in the police vaults used to store seized narcotics and cash. CBC Reporter Jack Julian has been looking into what it could mean for the province's justice process.

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H is for Happy Camper!

Our A for Adventure team of Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre have lots of ideas for how people who are new to camping can learn how to spend the night in a tent.

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Two buyers for one barn

A horse stable gets sold twice, to two separate buyers. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor brings us that story.

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Doors close on injured workers support group

A group in New Glasgow that helps 637 injured workers has closed due to insufficient funding. The CBC's Felicia Latour tells us why.

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Restorative justice is on the rise in Canada

Margot Van Sluytman is an advocate for restorative justice, who became involved after she met the man who murdered her father. She spoke with Information Morning.

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Syrian journalists and sisters flee Turkey

Two Syrian journalists and sisters, left Turkey out of fear for their own safety. Raja and Safa Salim share what it's like to work in Nova Scotia.

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Bust of alleged child predator

A Nova Scotia Mountie catches a man in Missouris for internet use targetting children. CBC Reporter Blair Rhodes tells us more.

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Shakespeare by the Sea still without rain cover

In June 2014, a fire damaged the theatre company's builidng in Point Pleasant Park. The group is about to launch a new sesaon, but their building still isn't ready. Elizabeth Murphy is the co-founder and co-artistic director at Shakespeare by the Sea.

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Lack of protection for used car buyers in NS, says Halifax driver

Sharon Forward had her own bad used car experience - and says she doesn't want anyone else to go through the same thing. CBC's consumer watchdog Yvonne Colbert has her story.

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People who live near Five Islands Provincial Park say it's just a matter of time before a campfire sparks a forest fire in the community

Some people who live near Five Islands Provincial Park on the Bay of Fundy say campfires in the park are creating a forest fire risk. There is fire ban in effect throughout mainland Nova Scotia. But Provincial Parks are exempt from that ban. Glen Marsh

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"Hobbit" humans, and how they became so small

The discovery of ancient remains of a tiny human on an Indonesian island in 2003 puzzled scientists. How did those humans get so short? Bob Fournier tells us about new research.

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Slow move to high-speed internet in rural NS

A new report says there's no "quick fix" to improve rural service. Elspeth McLean-Wile chaired a public meeting with the Minister of Business. Lisa Larter runs a consulting firm and co-working space in Annapolis Royal.

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Even more changes planned for Halifax waterfront

The Waterfront Development Corporation is holding public consultations in the coming days. Peter Bigelow is a Senior Planner with WDC.

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Not everyone is giving the new law on assisted-dying a clean bill of health

Bill C-14, the Federal's government's bid to legislate assisted dying, finally became law last week. The Senate had proposed amending the bill, to extend eligibility for medically assisted death. In the end the House of Commons rejected the amendment and

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New mural at Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Indigenous artists behind the project were inspired by a message for the people of Halifax: "This is what I wish you knew". Debbie Eisan decorated one of the tiles.

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How "Yes" vote for Brexit could break up the United Kingdom

On Thursday, British citizens will vote on whether to stay or leave the European Union. Jerry White is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie and the Canada Research Chair in European Studies.

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Assisted-dying law comes up short, says NS palliative care doctor

Dr. David Abriel says Bill C-14 is still so restrictive, many of his patients could be excluded.

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Dr. Gabrielle Horne vindicated

Last week, a jury finally vindicated Dr. Gabrielle Horne ... in a case that's been dragging on for 14 years. Dr. Horne was a promising, high-profile researcher in Halifax, working to find out why some patients suffer heart failure. She says the director

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Assessing the Civil Forfeiture Act

The law allows prosecutors in NS to use civil action to go after the assets of people the police believe to be criminals. CBC Reporter Jean Laroche takes stock of the controversial legislation.

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Together in the womb - and out!

A high profile study from Dalhousie University suggests ways to help new parents of twins. Kathryn Hayward is a nursing professor at Dal.

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A story of two dads and five adopted kids

A family in West Porters Lake will have a double celebration this Father's Day. Couple Sandy Kaiser and Darrin Carter have adopted five kids over 15 years. The CBC's Elizabeth Chiu brings us their story.

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New business designation for social enterprises

This week, the McNeil government changed the provincial Companies Act to allow for "Community Interest Companies". David Upton is a co-founder of Common Good Solutions, expected to be one of the first organizations to receive the designation.

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Lunenburg Foundary to tear down two of its iconic buildings

Just as the Foundary celebrates its 125th anniversary, the company is doing a tear down and selling off many historic artifacts. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor spoke with Foundary CEO and president Peter Kinley.

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Gauging housing sale spike in Halifax and Dartmouth

Sales in the Halifax-Dartmouth area spiked nearly 20 per cent in April, compared with the same period last year. Guillaume Neault is a principal market analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

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Legacy Brick project in Halifax on hold

A Halifax resident is upset he can no longer pay to get a name engraved on a brick at the base of the Robbie Burns statue downtown. Feed Nova Scotia's Karen Theriault tells us about the status of the brick project.

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A forgotten cemetery gets a second chance thanks to a woman in Port Mouton

There's a little known place in Port Mouton on the south shore that's about to get some much needed attention. It's a forgotten Loyalist graveyard... overgrown and unloved. Now, Mary Dahr is coming to the rescue.

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How an electric eel can, in fact, kill a horse

An observation from nearly 200 years ago is proven correct, as our Science Commentator Bob Fournier tells us.

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Mother of human trafficking victim wishes police had done more

A Nova Scotia woman is speaking out about her daughter's grim path into prostitution. CBC Investigative Reporter Angela MacIvor has been digging into this story.

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Queer and Muslim - Halifax resident reflects on Orlando shootings

Syed Adnan Hussain teaches Modern Islam Studies at Saint Mary's University. He also identifies as queer, and founded the first gay-friendly mosque in Halifax.

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Summer fun could be less smokey soon

Halifax Fire has asked council to consider restricting backyard fires. The restrictions would effectively ban open fires in urban areas. Jennifer Watts is a councillor for Halifax Peninsula North.

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What a difference a year makes for NBL basketball

Slam dunk for the Hurricanes! Halifax's NBL team won the championship game last night. General manager Andre Levingston shares his joy with us

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Vigil for Orlando shootings, local LGBT community reflects

About a thousand people gathered in Halifax to honour victims of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando. Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas spoke. Rebecca Rose is chair of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project.

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Vigil for Orlando shootings, local LGBT community reflects

About a thousand people gathered in Halifax to honour victims of the mass shootings at the gay nightclub in Orlanda. Rebecca Rose is chair of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project.

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Lunenburg District Municipality voting on end to "straight pipes" in LaHave River

Municipal councillors will vote whether to go ahead with a plan to get homeowners to replace pipes that dump raw sewage directly into the water. Don Downe is the Mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

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A lot to lose. Parents are concerned that Oxford School has been recommended for closure without all the stakeholders being consulted

A lot to lose. We speak with parents of students at Oxford School and St. Catherine's elementary about the recommendation that two north-end junior highs be closed.

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Trash talk... A Lunenburg County man is fed up with picking up other people's illegally dumped garbage

Kevin Emino is fed up with picking up other people's garbage. By day Kevin is an autobody technician in Bridgewater. But he spends a lot of his free time on evenings and weekends cleaning up illegal dumpsites near his house.

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Health care consolidation and doctors' contracts

More exerpts from our CBC Forum on primary health care held last Thursday. Panelists say the combining of nine health authorities into one and contract negotiations with doctors has slowed the pace of health reform. But there's hope that might be changi

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Another Allied Veteran can't get into Camp Hill

After hearing about Norwegian serviceman Petter Blindheim, Margaret Sagar told us her husband Alan, fought for Britain during the Second World War ... and is now facing the same fight to get veterans care.

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Highlights fromour Forumon future of family medicine

A few excerpts from our forum at CBC's Studio 60 in Halifax. We hear from Mary Jane Hampton, Dr. Tim Matheson, Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan and Dr. Amanda MacDonald.

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A party that could signal return of Hells Angels to NS

CBC Reporter Blair Rhodes tells us why a party happening in Musquodoboit Harbour this weekend could signal the return of the group.

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Not enough shrimp to go around

A federal panel is coming to Halifax to talk about quotas - and it could mean big changes for the local fishery. At issue is who will be able to catch northern shrimp off Newfoundland and Labrador. CBC Reporter Paul Withers tells us what's at stake.

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Confirming link between stroke and dementia

New data from the Heart and Stroke Foundation confirms a 'profound' link between stroke and dementia. Dr. Stephen Phillips teaches neurology at Dalhousie University. Margaret Perron had a stroke eight years ago at the age of 72.

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Foster Mom says support lacking for her and her son

Tammie Reid's 11 year old son is dealing with extreme trauma dating from his earliest years. Although she wants to adopt him, she's having trouble accessing the kind of support she says would make both their lives better.

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Senate grapples with assisted dying legislation; family tells experience of system in Belgium

Thierry Delva's brother lives in Belgium - where euthanasia is decriminalized - and chose assisted death. We also hear from Senator James Cowan, who explains some issues he sees with the Trudeau Government's Bill C-14.

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Paying the price to transform a church into a community centre

The people of Prospect Village have a vision to transform a deconsecrated church into a community centre

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A loyal best friend ... but scientists have wondered where and when canines first joined our human troope

Getting a handle on an evoluntionary wagging tail. Science Commentator Bob Fournier tells us about new research into when and where dogs were first domesticated.

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Province refusing medical pot prescription for epileptic patient in its care

Chantelle and Brent Oulton say Community Services is standing in the way of a therapy they believe would help their daughter, 12 year old Morgan. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor bring us the story.

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One last chance to help design the future of schools in North End Halifax

A new junior high for Halifax's North End? We hear what a volunteer committee has come up with, as it looks at the future of education in that part of town. Tonight's the final North End Schools public meeting.

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Retired Halifax firefighter shares story of pension decision gone very wrong

A man who struck out on his own with his city pension funds tells the CBC's Elizabeth Chiu all the ways that plan can go awry.

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Worth the money? The value of national municipal conferences

Some municipal officials insist that FCM conferences are worth attending ... to the tune of $600,000 to send delegates to two meetings. CBC Reporter Pam Berman checks out one such gathering.

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Forty years after he wrote it Walter Borden returns to Halifax to perform his one-man show The Epistle of Tightrope Time

Award-winning playright and actor Walter Borden brings his play The Epistle of Tightrope Time to Halifax.

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Dismantling a Toronto street gang with close ties in Nova Scotia

Toronto police have laid 285 charges against 53 people. They call the investigation "Project Sizzle", and they allege the criminal organization evolved from North Preston's Finest. CBC reporter Angela MacIvor explains what it means.

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Denial of care to Norway vet in Halifax making waves in own country

94 year old Second World War Veteran Petter Blindheim continues to live at home in Halifax - and his family continues their fight to move him to the Camp Hill veterans hospital. Jens Inge Engeland is a veterans advocate in Norway.

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Former MP slams Veterans Affairs for denying care to 94 year old vet

We hear your reaction to the story of Petter Blindheim, the Norwegian vet seeking care in Halifax. And Peter Stoffer weighs in.

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Province holds up Fundy tidal projects because of enviro worries

Environment Minister Margaret Miller says tidal energy projects have more work to do on monitoring before projects get approval.

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Second World War vet denied long-term care at Camp Hill

94 year old Petter Blindheim can't access health care in Halifax because of a narrow time frame for qualification. His son Peter explains why.

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Stop the turbines, says Fundy fishermen

Two giant turbines are to go into the Minas Basin, but fishermen and environmental groups want the Province to halt the project. Colin Sproul is with the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association.

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Looking for answers about a $500,000 commemeration fund for residential school survivors

A Mi'kmaq band is wondering what happened to money for Shubenacadie Residential School commemoration Project. CBC Reporter Jack Julian explains.

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Municipal expenses and booze

CBC Reporter Pam Berman is back with a look at what kinds of things some municipal councillors are allowed to expense...including alcohol.

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O is for Oceans for our A for Adventure team

Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre bring us a wave of great activities happening next week to celebrate the ocean.

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A look at big municipal spenders

Municipal officials across Nova Scotia spent more than $500,000 to attend two national conferences. Municipal Affairs Reporter Pam Berman tells us what this CBC investigation found.

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Hopeless in Harrietsfield

A homeowner shares her frustrations over years of not being able to drink her well water because of nearby contamination. Phlis McGregor visited Angela Zwicker at her house on Old Sambro Road.

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Plymouth family reunited because of Fort Mac fire

Nova Scotian families are back in the province after the fires in Fort McMurray. Heln Muise has two of her daughters home. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor met up with them.

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Conservatives ready to rebuild

The Conservative Party's 2016 convention wrapped up on Saturday in Vancouver. Cameron Mackeen was at the convention.

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Slow progress on minority judges

Courts are waking up to the need for cultural sensitivity. And how a lack of minority judges is affecting our legal system. Information Morning speaks with Naomi Metallic. She is a Mi'kmaw lawyer.

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Nova Scotians recruited for World War One

Calling all able-bodied men. In Spring 1917 military recruiters searched for young Nova Scotian men to fight in the first world war. Bruce MacDonald is an amateur historian.

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The benefit of cultural assessments in trials and sentencing

A provincial Supreme Court Judge has requested a cultural assessment in the sentencing of Kale Leonard Gabriel, to see whether his experience as an African Nova Scotian played a role in the crime. Robert Wright is a registered social worker in Halifax.

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Myth-busting the "most important meal of the day"

A New York Times article this week pointed to some gaps in the research around the science of breakfast. Kate Comeau is a dietitian in Halifax and spokesperson for the Dietitians of Canada.

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Hundreds of NS motorists are ignoring flashing school bus lights

Denise Crouse chairs the Nova Scotia Pupil Transportation Advisory Committee. Robbie Fillmore is a school bus driver in Lunenburg County.

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Long legs, long necks and amazing hearts...why giraffes look like they do

Science commentator Bob Fournier tells us about new research that looks into the fascinating physiology of giraffes.

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A Syrian refugee family searches for missing girl

CBC Reporter Jack Julian has been finding out more about Mira Al Jawabreh and her relatives' search for what happened to her.

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Tips on getting rid of rats on your property

Information Morning's Phlis McGregor is back with more about the pesky rodents.

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How social work is changing

The role of social workers is at least two-fold...to look after the people they're assigned to help, while also trying to prevent harm to others. Dr. Merlinda Weinberg is the author of a new book.

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Halifax resident dealing with parade of rats

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Chicken zoning rules still unclear in Halifax

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Ready to roll in the Bluenose Marathon

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What s Next For Bloomfield

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Health Authority responds to family doctors' concerns

We've heard a lot this week about the issues family physicians have with changes in the way the Health Authority approves practices. Information Morning speaks with Dr. Lynne Harrigan.

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Ocean and shoreline birds struggling

More than a third of all bird species in North America are facing significant population declines.

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Time to rethink your high school biology

New biology research is challenging what we thought we knew about human cells. Science Commentator Bob Fournier is here to talk about mytochondria and eucaryotes.

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Murder suspect arrested in Venezuela

Venezuelan police have arrested a Nova Scotian man who left Canada shortly before being charged with murder in 2011. CBC Reporter Elizabeth Chiu tells us more.

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A for Adventure: Discovering Nova Scotia provincial parks

A is for Adventure. P is for Provincial Parks. Our team tells us what Nova Scotia has to offer.

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Walk-in clinics hobbled by Health Authority

The debate over whether Nova Scotia needs more family physicians continues to evlolve. Part of the Health Authority's plan involves restricting doctors' ability to work in walk-in clinics.

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Getting seinors off of anti-psychotics

For most Nova Scotia seniors, popping pills is part of every day life. But a new project show nursing homes may be forcing unnecessary drugs on residents.

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Family physicians facing "wrecking ball"

Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan has been looking into the difficulty in getting a family physician.

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Community Services Minister responds to complaints

Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard responds to complaints from people in her riding.

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Halifax grapples with heritage issues

The destruction of a mansion on Young Avenue has many people talking about the value of heritage properties.

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Doctors over prescribing opiods

Opiod use is a problem across Canada. And some of that problem has its roots in our medical system.

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Ceasefire founder calls for more support

For the last two years the anti-voilence program Ceasefire has been concentrating on four neighbourhoods. The program originated in Chicago. National Director Francisco Perez was in Halifax this week.

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Solar power company under a cloud of controversy

A local solar power company has been accused of taking customers' money and dashing their hopes. CBC Reporter Elizabeth Chiu tells us more.

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Stay informed about Lyme disease

The number of black legged ticks in the province is on the increase. Dr. Todd Hatchette gives us his perspective.

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Why oobleck does what it does

Oobleck is a quirky, soupy mixture that switches back and forth between liquid and solid when put under pressure. New research is shedding light on why that change happens. Information Morning Science Commentator Bob Fournier tells us more.

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Residents complain about Dingle partying

People who live near the Dingle Tower are concerned about partying and dangerous driving. Information Morning speaks with John McManus.

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Physician concerned about doctors' approach to Lyme disease

Lyme disease is on the rise in Nova Scotia. Even though more people are being diagnosed, not everyone agrees on how to test for and treat Lyme disease.

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Francophone group reacts to cancelled Multicultural Festival

The cancellation of Halifax's Multicultural Festival caught a lot of people off guard. The non-profit has been ordered to pay more than twenty six thousand dollars in outstanding debts dating back to the 2014 festival. Information Morning gets reaction.

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Health analysis says old GP system doesn't work any more

Health analysis says physicians practises have changed over the years. Information Morning speaks with Steven Lewis.

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Highly contagious disease cancels equine events

At least one South Shore stable, as well as the Shelburne Exhibition Grounds, have temporarily closed to the public. A horse near Shelburne tested positive for a disease called Strangles.

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Financial troubles cancel Multicultural Festival

This summer's Multicultural Festival is cancelled because of financial problems. Information Morning's Angela MacIvor has been digging for details.

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Herald strike passes 100 day mark

The Chronicle Herald strike passes 100 day mark, with little sign of letting up. We hear from Chronicle Herald columnist John DeMont and Halifax labour lawyer Ron Pizzo.

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Growing up on Ross Farm

Many Nova Scotians have great memories of the Ross Farm Museum. But not many people know the fram as well as Valerie White. Her great grandfather found the farm.

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New Ross wine and cider sold around the world

A new company in New Ross is getting a lot of attention throughout Nova Scotia and around the world. Information Morning speaks with the co-owner of Muwin Estate Wines.

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Uncertainty rains in Northern Alberta

Information Morning checks in with two Nova Scotians forced to flee their homes in Fort McMurray.

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Shelburne blindsided by clinic delay

Residents of Shelburne are still waiting for a new medical clinic in the community.

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New technology meets ancient footprints

Information Morning's Science Commentator Bob Fournier is here to tell us about ancient footprints.

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North Preston mourns

CBC Reporter Elizabeth Chiu was at Daverico Downey's funeral yesterday.

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A for Adventure: Learn to camp

Our A for Adventure team is partnering with Parks Canada to teach people how to camp.

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Pictou County woman flees Fort Mac

A massive fire remains out of control in Fort McMurray. Information Morning speaks with Jenn Ward. She's a woman from Nova Scotia now living there.

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Centre Plan brings Halifax development into the spotlight

Development in the downtown core of the Halifax Regional Municipality has taken centre stage lately. Issues like the expansion of Colonial Honda and the possible levelling of stately homes on Young Avenue.

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Re-zoning of Shubie flood plain not sitting well with residents

The Municipality of East Hants is looking to make a long retreat from the Shubenacadie River along parts of the shore. East Hants is proposing and expansion of the high risk flood plain zone along the river.

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Car dealership worries residents

More than a thousand people have signed a petition aimed at keeping Steele Auto Group from bulldozing more than two dozen buildings around its Colonial Honda property.

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Banks secretive about comprosmised credit cards

The president of the Consumers Association of Canada is calling for banks to be more transparent when it comes to compromised credit cards. CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us more.

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Hospice Halifax celebrates provincial funding

When Premier Stephen McNeil announced plans to deal with the aging VG Hospital, he mentioned a partnership with the not-for-profit Hospice Halifax. Information Morning speaks with Wendy Fraser.

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Auto transport company faces more complaints

A Halifax car-shipping company is still making some of its clients very angry. CBC Reporter Jack Julian tells us more.

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Alton Gas project near Stewiacke stalled

The Alton Gas project near Stewiacke may be stalled for now, but people who live near the site are not giving up their fight. Information Morning speaks with Colin Hawks.

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Air B&B means rentals scace on South Shore

Many communities along Nova Scotia's south shore lack affordable housing.

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Health department should think big

Last week the provincial government announced its plans for the Victoria General hospital site in Halifax. Health consultant Mary Jane Hampton tells us about her vision.

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A remarkable new development in space travel is in the works

A remarkable new development in space travel is in the works. Information Morning's Science Commentator Bob Fournier tells us more.

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Mary Jane Hampton on why patients in Halifax can't find a doctor

Doctors say bureaucracy at the Nova Scotia Health Authority are causing problems bringing new physicians into existing practices in the Halifax area. Health care consultant Mary Jane Hampton talks to Information Morning about this.

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Why Westville and Trenton won't join One Pictou County

The towns of Westville and Trenton in Pictou County have not signed on to the deal to amalgamate. Information Morning speaks with a representative from the two towns.

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Luring Chinese tourists to Canada's Ocean Playground

In the next few years, you may notice more Chinese tourists coming to Nova Scotia than ever before. The crown corporation is marketing specifically to China.

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Alton Gas defends it's plans and record

Alton Gas is hoping to build a natural gas storage facility near Stewiacke. Two members of the company talk to Information Morning.

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Chamber of Commerce supports Pictou County amalgamation

At the end of May four municipalities in Pictou County will decide whether or not to support a plan to amalgamate. Information Morning speaks with the Executive Director of the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce about amalgamation.

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War puts Libyan students' education in limbo

Hundreds of students from Libya have had their tuition money and living expenses money frozen because of war in that country. Information Morning's Angela McIvor tells us more.

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Amalgamation divides Pictou County

In just over a month, voters in four municipalities in Pictou County will vote in a plebiscite on whether or not to support a plan to amalgamate.

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Lindell Smith on how things need to change in North End Halifax

Community activist Lindell Smith on how things need to change in the North End of Halifax.

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Premier explains plans for the aging VG Hospital

Premier Stephen McNeil talks about the plans for the aging VG Hospital site.

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Dal researcher Gabrielle Horne will get her day in court

A case begins in Nova Scotia Supreme Court that pits a celebrated medical researcher against her employers, the department of medicine and the Nova Scotia Health Authourity.

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Gun violence is everyone's problem

It's been a violent week in Halifax. Ceasefire Halifax is a non profit group that tries to reduce violence. Information Morning speaks with Amanda Bradshaw.

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Paralympian Chef De Mission says anything is possible

Canada's Chef De Mission for the Rio Paralympic Games is Chantal Petitclerc.

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Mixed reaction to province's budget

Reaction to the province's budget. Information Morning speaks with someone from Autism Nova Scotia and someone on income assistance.

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Finance Minister says budget is forward looking

Finance Minister Randy Delory tabled his first budget.

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A for Adventure: Explore our history

Our A for Adventure team honours explorers and encourages us to do our own exploring.

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DDI plans Chrystal City in Guysborough County

DDI International has big plans for Nova Scotia. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor tells us more.

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Health authority's plan to provide doctors where they are needed

There are patients looking for doctors, and doctors looking for patients in the Halifax region. Information Morning speaks with Dr. Lynne Harrigan. She is Vice President of Medicine for the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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Halifax businesses say DDI is costing them money

Two businesses in the Pacific Building in Halifax say they have lost money because of the state of the building. The building is owned by DDI. They are an investment group involved in real estate. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor tells us more.

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Physician hiring bogged down in paperwork

If you don't already have a family doctor, it can be pretty hard to find one. And according to some physicians, new rules brought in by the Nova Scotia Health Authority are making it even more difficult in the Halifax area.

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Mercedes damaged while in O'Regan's care

Consumer reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us how an Eastern Shore woman's mercedes was in an accident while in the O'Regan's dealership care.

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Native groups respond to court decision

Metis and non-status Indians across the country are rejoicing after the Supreme Court of Canada's decision.

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Premier says film tax credit not a key issue for Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Legislature is back in session. Provincial politicians have several pressing issues on their plates, including a new budget coming this Tuesday. CBC Reporter Jean Laroche sits down with Premier Stephen McNeil.

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It's all about me, and it better be good

Narcissist and perfectionist. New research from Dalhousie University's Persnality Research team says the two traits can show up in the same person.

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How a whale could ram and sink a ship

Moby Dick had it right. Information Morning's Science Commentator Bob Fournier tells us why and how whales ram ships.

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Riskiest railway crossings

Fifteen Canadians were killed last year in crashes at railway crossings. Transport Canada keeps a list of the riskiest railway crossings in the country. CBC Reporter Jack Julien tells us how Nova Scotia fits into the picture.

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Couple helps community one stray animal at a time

Just about every town in this province has feral cats. According to one person it's an epidemic on Sipekne'katik First Nation. Information Morning's Anglea MacIvor tells us more.

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No simple solution to health information breach

Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan is a family physician who instituted electronic medical records in her office and took part in a provincial pilot program to allow patients to confidentially access their person health records without visiting their doctor.

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Booming lobster industry drives truck sales

Small towns and big trucks. How the booming lobster fishery in South West Nova is putting some expensive vehicles on the road.

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Stoffer surprised by Mulcair defeat

Peter Stoffer surprised by Tom Mulcair defeat.

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Syrian family settles sweetly into Antigonish

The first of the Syrian refugee families has arrived in Antigonish. CBC Reporter Carolyn Ray introduces us to the family.

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10 year old moves to Vienna to sing

Ten year old Max Freer has moved to Vienna to sing with the Vienna boys choir.

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What we don't know about teacher discipline

How teachers are disciplined and how much parents can find out about what happens afterwards.

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Man feels exposed after mental health privacy breach

CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert continues to follow the mental health privacy breach.

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Waiting and waiting for new lobster boats

If you want a new fishing boat in Nova Scotia, you better be prepared to wait. CBC Reporter Paul Withers tells us about the boat building boom.

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Mental health information repeatedly faxed to wrong address

CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us about one woman's efforts to stop privacy violations involving patients' mental health reports.

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David Dingwall's book how to negotiate the best deal

Negotiating is something we do everyday. But we could probably all do it better. Information Morning speaks with David Dingwall about his book Negotiating So Everyone Wins.

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Hobby racers open RC park

Radio controlled vehicles have become more and more popular lately. So much so that a core group of enthusiasts have opened their own radio controlled park in the Halifax area. Information Morning's Zak Markan takes us there.

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New research on arctic melting does not bode well

Sobering research on how fast and how high sea levels will rise. Science Commentator Bob Fournier brings us the latest research.

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Sex, religion in the courts

The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society is getting a second chance to reject students from a law school that prohibits extramaritial sex. CBC Reporter Blair Rhodes tells us more.

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A for Adventure: Volunteer and explore

V is for volunteer. Our A for Adventure team have a smart idea for how to find your way in the great outdoors. Volunteer with an organization that will get you outside.

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Kinky B&B in Stellarton closed

A bed and breakfast in Stellarton is the talk of the town lately. Euphoria B&B was advertised as a kinky bed and breakfast, until it was shut down. Information Morning's Angela MacIvor tells us more.

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Solutions to home care delays

Wait lists for home care have been increasing, even as the province puts more money into the program. Information Morning speaks with Jo-Anne Poirier. She is president and CEO of VON Canada.

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Recycling keeps mercury out of landfills

There is finally a way to recycle fluorescent lightbulbs for free in the province. Information Morning's Jerry West visited Dan-X Recycling.

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Creative solutions to Home Care 'tsumanmi'

The waitlist for home care is on the rise in Nova Scotia. But health officials say they've found a way to reverse the trend. CBC Reporter Jack Julian tells us more.

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New Screen NS head vows to be persistent

Screen Nova Scotia has been lobbying the province to try and fix the problems since the Film Tax Credit was cancelled. Erika Beatty is the new Executive Director of Screen NS and Marc Almon is chair of the organization's Board of Directors.

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