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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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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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Social issues should inform city policy

An HRM councillor says city staff should take social issues into account before they make decisions. Lindell Smith is the councillor for District 8 - Halifax Peninsula North.

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Craft brewer offers better model for pot sales

A local craft beer brewer says putting NSLC in charge of cannabis was a big mistake. Chris Reynolds says he has a better idea.

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Taking the temperature of our coastal waters one lobster trap at a time

Most scientists agree our planet is warming up. That goes for the oceans too. Lobster - and Nova Scotia's lucrative lobster industry - depend on cool waters. Shannon Scott Tibbetts and Elizabeth Baker have been collecting data.

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Recycling worries in Nova Scotia

Much of the solid waste recycled in the Halifax region will soon need a new place to go. The Chinese government announced it would no longer accept two dozen types of solid waste. That decision has major implications for Nova Scotia.

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CNIB steps up after Halifax Explosion

The movement that became the Canadian National Institute for the Blind was already in motion by 1917, but the Halifax Explosion brought it all together. Jane Beaumont it the CNIB's archivist.

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Who's paying too much in HRM under the CAP system

Some people say the provincially-imposed CAP system unfairly shifts the tax burden onto rental properties and new home buyers. Neil Lovett is lead author of a new analysis of the system in HRM. He's with Turner Drake & Partners Limited.

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A pitch for why Halifax Council needs to pass Integrated Mobility Plan

Later this morning, people will rally in front of city hall. They'll ask councillors to say 'yes' to a new Integrated Mobility Plan. Ben Wedge is the executive director of "It's More Than Buses". Kelsey Lane is Executive Director of the Halifax Cycling

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Need for needle exchange surges in Northern Nova Scotia

The province is providing more money for groups in Colchester, East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou counties where 50,000 needles were exchanged this year.

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A Mi'kmaq song being taught in schools across Nova Scotia

Every elementary music class in Nova Scotia now have Mi'kmaq hand drums. They were gifts distributed last year by the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre. The CBC's Emma Smith tell us about students learning the Mi'kmaq Honour Song

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One man's suffering from th Halifax Explosion - and how he never shared his story

In Nova Scotia, December 6th will be forever associated with loss and suffering. That day, a young man named Fred Moxon experienced tragedy on a scale few of us could ever imagine. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor met a man who knew Fred Moxon.

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Using underwater microphones to show how right whale habitat has shifted

A new study published in the journal 'Nature Scientific Reports' tracked the right whale's whereabouts by listening for that sound. Genevieve Davis led the study. She's a researcher at the Northeast Fisheries Science Centre in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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No navigator to help cancer patient on South Shore

Lunenburg resident Jennifer Harrison was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer. Her cancer navigator resigned in October, and no one has replaced her. We hear from her, and a response from Rob Zwicker, Health Services Director for oncology for Sou

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The ever changing landscape of print journalism

This week Postmedia and Torstar newspaper chairs announced a deal to swap dozens of community newspapers. No cash will change hands, because the papers being traded have similar value. But most of the papers will be shut down. Kelly Toughill teaches jou

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Few prosecutions under Westray law

Some Nova Scotia families of workers who've died on the job, are calling for enforcement of a law passed to make it easier to hold companies criminally responsible. CBC Reporter Elizabeth Chiu has more.

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W for winter, and P for prepare, says A for Adventure

Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre have tips and tricks for how to enjoy the cold, ice and snow.

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National Housing Strategy needs special focus on youth homelessness in NS, says advocate

Ottawa has vowed to make housing a human right in Canadian law, part of its housing strategy. A group in Kentville is calling on the province to adopt a comprehensive strategy on youth homelessness. Russ Sanche is the director of the Portal Youth Centre

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Tackling Islamophobia on campus with emergency hijab kits

The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group has partnered with the Dalhousie Student Union to provide emergency hijab kits at various locations at the campaus. Amina Abawajy is the president of the Dalhousie Student Union.

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A story of LBGTQ discrimination, ahead of PM's formal apology

Alida Satalic of Dartmouth was lead plantiff in a class action lawsuit against the federal government for the discrimination she faced in the military. She spoke with the CBC's Jack Julian.

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Job cuts at Sobeys, and other challenges ahead for the company

The Stellarton-based company announced major office staff cuts, hang-over from Safeway deal - but it's also a sign of even stiffer competition on the horizon. Dan Shaw teaches marketing at Dalhousie University and is Director of the Corporate Residency M

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Young woman speaks out about childhood sexual assault

The teen says the abuse started when she was just 4 years old, and went on until she was 9. Years later, the man who assaulted her has pleaded guilty. The CBC's Kayla Hounsell spoke with the young woman and her mother about why this investigaiton has ta

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Regional companies hope to win big on federal funding

The federal government is putting almost a billion dollars on the table to spurr innovation. CBC Reporter Paul Withers tells us about a bid from Atlantic Canada.

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African Nova Scotian women face concrete ceiling

There's a lot of talk about glass ceilings for women in the workforce. Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard says, that for African Nova Scotian women, that ceiling is actually concrete.

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Mother hoping for change after son dies in custody

Earlier this month, two Halifax Regional Police booking officers were charged with criminal negligence causing death. One of the allegations is that they accepted a person into the lockup without medical assessment. CBC Reporter Elizabeth Chiu has more.

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School board responds to criticism over library cuts

From traditional libraries to learning commons. The South Shore school board is moving towards a new model and earlier this year cut funding for several library positions.

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the head of the Nova Scotia Health Authority responds to criticism from the auditor general

The province's Auditor General has weighed in on what many have called a crisis in Nova Scotia's health care system. In his report, released yesterday, Michael Pickup calls on the government and the health authority to communicate better with the public

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South Shore parents worried about library cuts

The 3 Rs .... Minus reading. Parents at one South Shore school want their librarian back.

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Still no open birth records for Nova Scotia

Jurisdictions across the country are moving to open up adoption records - but not Nova Scotia. Advocate Mike Slayter continues to be frustrated by the Department of Community Services.

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Giving cancer survivors new eyebrows

A woman in Halifax is giving eyebrows to some cancer patients - for free - before the Holidays hit. Clara Budag is a microblading technician.

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Lunenburg's Norwegian connection

The story behind a unique World War II training camp on Nova Scotia's South Shore -- and what's being done to honour its history.

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Bruce Wildsmith award winning Indigenous lawyer

Fighting for treaty rights. Lawyer Bruce Wildsmith talks about the lessons he's learned during his long career in Indigenous law.

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Lunenburg's Norwegian connection

The story behind a unique World War II training camp on Nova Scotia's South Shore -- and what's being done to honour its history.

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Finding house for people with disabilities

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Former Health Minister assesses the provincial health authority

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New project connects African Nova Scotian elders with youth

The Kuumba Project gets elders to tell oral stories, and students to illustrate what they've heard. Chanae Parsons is the coordinator of Youth Initiatives and Projects with the Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute, which is running the project.

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HRSB will test out delayed school openings this winter

It's part of a new approach to dealing with snow days. Doug Hadley speaks for the Halifax Regional School Board.

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Monument honours women volunteers during World War II

"The Volunteers" will be the first monument to women in Halifax's history. It honours the work of thousands of women who volunteered during the Second World War.

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Let the health authority do its job

The Health Authority and doctors can't see eye to eye on whether there is a crisis in healthcare. Our healthcare columnist Mary Jane Hampton talks about the disconnect.

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Dutch group looking for stories of Canadian soldiers buried in Groesbeek military cemetery

A Dutch group, Faces to Graves, is collecting information on Canadians killed in the Netherlands in the Second World War. Information Morning's Jerry West spoke to Alice van Bekkum the president of Faces to Graves.

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Four legs, two arms and a back

Local 3d printing company launches national contest that challenges students to design a chair.

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A for Adventure: Know how to navigate in NS wilderness

It's a good time of year to enjoy Nova Scotia wilderness areas, but our A for Adventure team say brush up on hunting season rules, and navigation skills before you go out.

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Re-engineering hospitals could improve healthcare

How our healthcare system could benefit from some re-engineering. Frank Beazley tells us how it worked in a California hospital.

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When does free speech cross the line?

Information Morning's legal columnist Wayne MacKay looks at the limits of free speech.

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Teaching youth in Uganda to grow their own food

A young woman from Porters Lake, Emily Kennedy, hopes to teach young people in Uganda how to grow their own food and sell it. She's now raising funds for her project.

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Health Authority says solution in the works, waiting for funding

Doctors in Nova Scotia have raised concerns about everything from the delivery model for healthcare to the response they get from the Health Authority. The Health Authority's head of family medicine Dr. Rick Gibson responds.

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Word of mouth best way to recuit family physician

The right kind of word of mouth. The head of recruitment at the the health authority talks about what it's doing to recruit doctors - and how it responds when those doctors balk at the state of healthcare in Nova Scotia.

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60% of Syrian newcomers receiving income assistance

Today we launch a new series called "Beginning Again." We're checking in with some of the new Syrian Nova Scotians who arrived in Canada more than a year ago. The CBC's Shaina Luck brings us the story of two families.

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Visit to father's grave fulfills woman's life long dream

This fall Harriet Jenereaux was granted her greatest wish. To travel to a war cemetary in the Netherlands to see her father's grave.

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The art of recruiting doctors

So what does it take to get a doctor to move to a small town or village. Dr. Al Doucet has been bringing doctors to Liverpool for more thant thirty-five years.

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Justice Minister working on marijuana strategy

Justice Minister Mark Furey on the province's plans for legal marijuana and what we can expect when marijuana becomes legal next summer.

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GP will wait and see if opioid strategy will work

The province has announced every Nova Scotian currently waiting for opioid treatment will get it,... in the next six months. Dr. David Martell is a family physician based in Lunenburg.

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Professional basketball player says it's time for men to step up and speak up to end violence against women

A retired professional basketball player is in Halifax today. But he's not here to play ball. He's speaking out to encourage men and boys to stand up against violence against women. Shan Foster was an NBA draft pick in 2008 -- and played for the Dallas Ma

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Advocates say female prisoners need better phone access

For women incarcerated at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro, a phone connection is a lifeline to the outside world. But advocates say there are too many restrictions and want to improve phone access.

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An insider diagnoses doctor shortage

The lack of timely access to primary health care remains an overwhelming concern for many people. Dr. John Ross on why so many people are without a family physician and what everyone involved could do about it.

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The United Way and the City of Halifax working on a poverty solutions strategy

With all the cranes and construction in Halifax these days, you might think this is an affluent city. But according to the United Way, that's not the case. The organization has partnered with the City of Halifax to come up with a Poverty Solutions Strat

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New association to connect arts and culture with tourists

The first province-wide Indigenous Tourism Association is set to launch in just a few weeks. Robert Bernard has been working on the project.

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Patient requiring complex care frustrated over doctor shortage

Concern of living without a family doctor when living with chronic pain. The CBC's Moira Donovan has the story.

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Hanging up the stethoscope, and feeling bad

We've been hearing a great deal lately about a critical shortage of family doctors in Nova Scotia. The situation has left many older GPs grappling with the question of how -- and when -- to retire. Many worry about leaving their patients in the lurch.

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Asking African Nova Scotians to speak out about street checks

Nova Scotia's human rights commission is hosting three public meetings this week to gather stories about street checks. Criminologist Scot Wortley is leading the investigation.

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Flammable cladding on seniors' tower needs to be replaced

The Grenfell Tower fire in London England led housing officials here to realize that a seniors' tower in Halifax is covered in the same flammable panels. CBC Reporter Jack Julian has the details.

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Maritimers fed up waiting for Volkswagen payout

For most of us, the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" scandal is old news. But some maritimers are still waiting for a payout. CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert has the details.

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Challenges of assessing foreign trained physicians

Bringing in more foreign trained doctors more complicated and expensive than it sounds. CBC Reporter Carolyn Ray has more.

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Ken Dryden wants action on concussions in hockey

Ken Dryden argues we are still not doing enough about concussions.

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Healthier water shed proving expensive

Lakes damaged by acid rain are coming back to life in Nova Scotia faster than anyone expected. And it's creating big challenges for the supply of clean drinking water. CBC Reporter Paul Withers has more.

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Jamie Baillie steps down as party leader

After months of speculation about his future, Jamie Baillie announced he is stepping down as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia.

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The big picture of Paul Manafort's charge

The world of U.S. politics was upended this week when charges were laid against Paul Manafort. He is the former chair of Donald Trump's election campaign. The charges come from his long stay in Ukraine.

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Flu shot: Immunity for your community

The best line of defence is a good offence - in this case, the annual flu shot. Janet Hazelton is the head of the Nova Scotia Nurses Union.

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Bringing the Rohingya crisis home

Canada has appointed a special envoy on the Rohingya crisis. Ingrid Jordt teaches anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Why Catholic Arccdiocese wants to change financial structure

The Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth wants the power to create corporations. Hugh Wright is a lawyer with McInnes Cooper, the firm that represents the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.

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Choose Halloween costume carefully

Forget haunted houses and spooky spirits. The scariest part of Halloween is picking out a costume.

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Lawyer objects to law changing Catholic Church finances

A private members bill was withdrawn because of concerns it could protect the Catholic Church from abuse claims. John McKiggan was one of the lawyers who objected.

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Lobster dealers want to lend money to fishermen

Fishing is set to begin in the biggest lobster grounds in Canada. But even before the first pot hits the water, there's big news. It's a proposal from some of the biggest lobster dealers and brokers in South Western Nova Scotia. A new source of loan mo

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Valley farming family shares food with those in need

Sharing the abundance of the Valley. One local farmer and her family responded when they realized they had some bumper crops.

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The legendary Jaques Pepin

These days celebrity chefs are a common phenomenon. But when Jacques Pepin was starting out, chefs didn't usually come out of the kitchen. Peter Stein is an award winning producer and filmmaker who produced Pepin's first forway into television.

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The benefits of babies in classrooms

Find out how putting babies in classrooms helps kids learn about empathy.

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CBC investigates abuse in NS long term care facilities

A CBC News Investigation has revealed 46 cases of abuse at long term care facilities over a two year period. The CBC's Kayla Hounsell has been looking into this.

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What local conservationists can learn from African countries

Brian Keating says we can learn a few things about conservation from several African countries. Keating is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Calgary. He's also the former host of the show, Going Wild, on the Discovery Channel.

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Argument that a guaranteed basic income is good for business

People across the country have been lobbying for a guaranteed basic income for several years. This weekend, advocates will hold a conference at Dalhousie University, to look at the way a basic income would work.

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Foreign trained physician ready and willing to work in Canada

The CBC's Carolyn Ray met two foreign trained ob/gyns who tried to work here, but couldn't.

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HRM councils tense email exchange over Cornwallis statue

Most people would agree that resolving the dispute over the future of the Edward Cornwallis statue in Halifax will not be easy. CBC Reporter Pam Berman tells us more.

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Education Minister says sub shortage a result of recent hires

Some teachers say they need more help with students in their classrooms. Zach Churchill is Nova Scotia's Minister of Education.

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Flu season could take toll on health care season

Flu season is just around the corner, and some people are concerned it could be a bad one. If we see increased number of cases, we could be in for some problems says health care consultant Mary Jane Hampton.

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Newfoundlander in Canada - Alan Doyle's look at life touring the country

Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle chronicles how he, personally, discovered Canada from inside a tour bus.

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The art of city building

Building a better city. A conference in Halifax looks at what it takes to make a municipality great.

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Oh rats!

Kita McRory says HRM needs to start tackling the city's rat problem.

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Critical shortage of substitute teachers

Some teachers in Nova Scotia say there's a shortage of substitutes and it's reach a crisis. Richard MacLean has been teaching for 25 years.

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Lawyer expects increase in sexual workplace harassment

All week, social media sites have been flooded with the has tag: "me too". The words are posted by people who've experienced sexual assult or harassment. Gail Gatchalian deals with cases in the workplace.

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How MMIW controversy could affect hearings in Nova Scotia

The inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls announced recently that its first hearing in Nova Scotia will be October 30. Cheryl Maloney is president of Eastern Door Indigenous Women's Association.

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P is for pedal power

This time of year makes for an incredible time for biking. Our A for Adventure team suggest the best bike paths.

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Banks refunding investors money

If you have investments - big or small - with a bank or other firm in Canada, you may be entitled to a refund. CBC Consumer Reporter Yvonne Colbert has the details.

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36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You, new book for Vicki Grant

Award-winning Halifax author Vicki Grant has a new book.

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Sears pensioners stranded

Learning from the Sears saga. A law professor shares his views on what it would take to protect pensioners the next time a big company goes under.

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Environmental Racism - growing up in Lincolnville

When a United Nations panel came to Nova Scotia recently, their job was to look at the way the province treats African Nova Scotians. One area the panel wrote about was Lincolnville in Guysborough County. Raymond Sheppard is a former resident of Lincoln

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Our Turn, actionplan to tackle rape culture

A national student group has created an action plan to help student unions across Canada with setting up support programs for survivors on campus.

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Chalice changing the way international aid is handed out

Chalice runs a worldwide network for international development. Sponsors from Canada support children and their families in developing countries. The non-profit has moved to a new way of giving aid, and it's making a big difference.

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Halifax makes a pitch to Amazon

There's a fierce competition underway between cities across Canada. They're all trying to lure the online retail giant Amzazon to their city. The city's economic development agency, the Halifax Partnership , has been working on a bid. Ron Hanlon is the

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Why you should care about cameras in schools

Cyber security expert says people should demand stricter rules around school cameras. Daniel Tobok is CEO of Cytelligence Inc.

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What it was like to be a black hockey player in Nova Scotia in the 60's and 70's

It was never that simple for Nova Scotia players Bob Dawson and Darrell Maxwell. They were part of the first and only all black line in Canadian university hockey back in 1970. They are in Halifax for a panel discussion.

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Backlash over Halifax police chief's comments about PTSD treatment

The CBC's Yvonne Colbert looks at the controversy over comments made by Halifax's police chief about PTSD treatment for Halifax's police officers.

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Overcrowding in women's prisons

The population of women in prisons throughout Canada is on the rise. The country's watchdog says in the last ten years, there's been a 37 per cent increase in the number of women in federal penitentiaries. The CBC's David Burke has more.

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NS lagging on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder can mean a lifetime of problems. In Nova Scotia individuals and service providers say even getting a diagnosis can be difficult. The CBC's Moira Donovan has the story.

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Some CB residents still paying access fee across defunct rail line

A group called the Cape Breton Railway Victims Association has been fighting crossing fees charged by the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway. Ken Jardine is past chair of the group. CBC's Holly Conners also spoke with Transportation Minister Llo

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How patient transfer times from ambulances are far below provincial standards

The Health Department says patients should be transferred within 20 minutes of arrival, 90 per cent of the time. But ambulance offload times at some hospitals are falling below that standard.

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N.S. Journalist Linden MacIntyre shares memories of Allan J MacEachen

MacIntyre covered the respected politician and the "Laird of Lake Ainslie" extensively over the years, and got talking about Allan J with Don last week.

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The tricky role universities have to navigate when dealing with sexual assaults

Two recent cases are shining a spotlight on how universities deal with sexual assault: one at U.B.C., the other at Acadia University. Wayne MacKay is the CBC's legal columnist.

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Medically assisted dying, and the majority of applicants who did not get approval

Almost two thirds of people who applied in Nova Scotia this year did not get the assistance they asked for, according to a recent Canadian Press report. Sheilia Sperry is with Dying With Dignity Canada.

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A tour of correction facility in Springhill, 50 years after opening

Aboout 350 men are kept in the medium security federal penitentiary - although it has a capacity for 200 more. To mark the institution's 50th anniversary, officials from Correctional Services Canada invited members of the media for a tour yeaterday. Info

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A personal perspective on Nova Scotia, from long-time writer John DeMont

DeMont gives us a reading from his latest book, "The Long Way Home: A Personal History of Nova Scotia", and talks about his personal and familial connection to the hsitory of the province.

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The case for reparations payment overs slavery in Nova Scotia

In a recent United Nations report on people of African Descent, one recommendation said that Canada should make reparations over the history of slavery here. Some African Nova Scotian groups are now discussing what reparations should be made. Lynn Jones

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The pitch for a geothermal heated industrial park in Springhill

The community of Springhill used to be synonymous with coal mining. Now those flooded mine shafts offer a huge potential for green energy. Rick Hickey is Chief Operating officer of the Cumberland Energy Authority.

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A for Adventure: Fall hiking options

Our A for Adventure team have suggestions for hikes that are off the beaten path.

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Officer seeking more PTSD support from Halifax police

We have heard about PTSD and the impact it can have on first responders. A CBC News Investigation points to questions being raised about a lack of treatment for some Halifax Regional Police officers. CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert has more.

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International student disheartened by racial insult

An international student says somebody yelled at her and two friends to go back to where they came from, while they were standing outside a gas station in Sydney. Amy Lin is originally from Beijing China.

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Efforts to improve defibrillator access

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. CBC Investigative reporter Elizabeth McMillan has more.

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Mysterious barrels leaking fluid on Sabel Island

A few months ago, a Parks Canada team member working on Sable Island noticed something strange. Old wooden barrels sticking out of a sand dune, and an oily substance leaking out of them.

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"The Only Cafe" real life events in Linden MacIntyre's new book

Former journalist - and Giller prize winning author - Linden MacIntyre talks about his latest book "The Only Cafe."

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Health Authority responds to Mary Jane Hampton

Finding ways to get doctors, patients and the Health Authority on the same page.

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How a shirt can teach people about the history of residential schools

It's almost a year since Gord Downie launched The Secret Path, and made the story of residential schools more accessible to people across Canada. Many schools are marking that history by encouraging students to wear orange shirts.

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National Police Federation looking for guilty ruling

A Moncton provincial court judge will rule today on whether the RCMP violated four provisions of the Canada Labour Code. Brian Sauve is co-chair of the National Police Federation.

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Tenants use doctors' notes to break leases

Landlords in the province say there's a growing trend of tenants using doctors' notes to get out of leases early. The CBC's David Burke has been following this story.

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One quarter of NS civil servants soon to retire

As a wave of Nova Scotia civil servants prepare for retirement, the government is faced with questions of how and if to replace them. CBC Investigative Reporter Jack Julian has more.

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Decreasing social worker burnout

Social workers - especially in child protection services - are taking more sick time and are facing increased risk of burnout, according to recent figures released by the NDP. But the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers believes it has a solution to the

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First NS woman to reach that rank

When Julia Cecchetto started her policing career, it was hard to get the public to take her seriously. Next week she takes over as chief of police in Kentville. We hear about the difference 27 years have made.

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Struggle to help homeless men in Shelburne

Information Morning

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Why Nova Scotia is fighting a tax bill from Ottawa over VLT revenues

Information Morning

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Brain Injury care: Peter's Place could be model for treatment

Information Morning

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Doctors Nova Scotia frustrated with proposed tax changes

Information Morning

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A for Adventure goes S for Swimming - a LONG swim

Chris Surette from A for Adventure tagged along with Nick Russell for a special excursion this summer. Nick swam the entire length of the Shubenacadie Canal.

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Deep Trouble: How researchers are trying to predict where right whales go next

Researchers are trying to map which waters the whales might frequent next year, to try and prevent another deadly season. CBC's Shane Fowler expains.

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A preview of the fall sitting at Province House, which kicks off today

New Lieutenant Governor Arthur LeBlanc will be laying out the McNeil government's priorities in the Speech from the Throne today. CBC Legislature Reporter explains what to expect.

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Deep Trouble: Necropsies to find out what is killing right whales

A team of scientists from the Atlantic Vet College in Charlottetown spent the summer trying to find out what's killing North Atlantic right whales. CBC Reporter Steve Bruce has more on necropsies.

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Tatamagouche deals with murder of local resident

RCMP laid charges of murder and attempted murder against 49 year old Ernie 'Junior' Duggan. He's accused of killing his next door neighbour Susie Butlin. Jimmy Lefresne is Information Morning's community contact in Tatamagouche. Susie worked for him.

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Deep Trouble: The day Joe Howlett died saving a right whale

Joe Howlett's name was heard around the world when he died. He was saving a North Atlantic right whale. CBC's Lauren Bird looks at the events leading up to his death.

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Still waiting for Province's brain injury strategy

Still waiting. The story of a husband and wife dealing with the repercussions of his brain injury. They're frustrated a promise made by the Mcneil government hasn't come to pass yet. CBC Reporter Jean Laroche has their story.

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Police officer with PTSD files human rights complaint

A Halifax police officer has filed a Human Rights Commision complaint against his employer for the way he was treated following a PTSD diagnosis.

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An album some people say changed the history of rock

Many have described the Beach Boys album Pet Sounds as Brian Wilson's masterpiece. It's widely regarded as one of the most influential records in music history. Jaqueline Warwick, is a professor of music at Dalhousie University.

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Health Care officials address shortage on Long Island

Although there's a brand new health facility on Long island, there's no doctor based there and the nurse practisioner left a few weeks ago. Health Officials are hoping to resolve this.

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Deep Trouble: How to rescue a disentangled whale

Freeing whales from fishing gear is a complicated process. And those who work in the field remain passionate about what they do. CBC Reporter Carolyn Ray went to Massachusetts to find out how those whale rescues began.

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IWK expense scandal unfolds

The IWK Health Centre continues to face an expense scandal surrounding its former CEO. CBC Reporter Michael Gorman has been covering this.

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A safety report on a near collision in Halifax Harbour

A Transportation Safety Board report released yesterday looks at an incident on June 29th 2016, when Murphy's on the water tour boat 'The Summer Bay' passed directly in front of a large cruise ship.

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Health care a mess on Digby Neck/Brier Island, says local resident

Tom Frook lives in Central Grove on Long Island. He's worried about Freeport losing its only nurse practitioner, and how there still isn't a doctor in the community.

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German family trying to move to NS frustrated with immigration officials

Anne-Eva Lober recently had her application rejected to study in Cape Breton, even though she appears to meet all the requirements. Lee Cohen is her lawyer.

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Parents still suffering from loss of IWK support program

The IWK had been home to a program called Extra Support for Parents, run by three staff members and a small army of volunteers. The program was dismantled this past June, and families say they're still in limbo. Margot Brunelle has been following this s

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Lessons from Manitoba for protecting cyberbullying victims

For people who've been cyberbullied, one of the worst parts of the nightmare is knowing their images continue to live online. A statute in Manitoba aims to change that. Karen Busby is a Professor of Law and Director of the centre for Human Rights Researc

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Talk in Halifax looks at Assisted Dying legislation one year on

Retired N.S. Senator Jim Cowan is speaking in Halifax as part of a panel discussion on the effects of Bill C-14, part of the Internatinal Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice.

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Researcher looking at fugitive slave ads from Nova Scotia's past

A Harvard researcher is tackling the narrative that Canada was solely a safe haven for African slaves escaping the United States. Charmaine Nelson is a professor in art history at McGill University. This year she's the William Lyon MacKenzie King chair i

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