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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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Justified classified information leaks

A former CIA officer says U.S. intelligence officials could be justified in leaking classified information.

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The marriage of true minds

Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support?

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40: The age of anxiety

40. It's the age society says we should be established... but there's a whole lot more to the number than that.

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Majority of Canadians distrust government: poll suggests

The Current looks into what's behind the remarkable change in attitude in the year or so since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office.

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Teaching African Nova Scotian culture through song and stomp

Cyndi Cain is an African Nova Scotian student support worker for the Halifax Regional School Board. She runs a program at Oxford school that aims to empower black students through song and dance.

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Empowering East Preston residents to get an education

Adult education and empowerment is a passion for East Preston resident and Canadian Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard.

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Relationships key to education for African Nova Scotian students

Some educators and parents say more Africentric learning needs to be integrated into the school system. Robert Wright is a registered social worker and sociologist. Sylvia Parris is a long time educator and CEO of the Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institut

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People of all stripes wanted as foster parents

There is a need for foster parents. Learn more about how to get involved. Vicki Black is the provincial coordinator of foster care services in Nova Scotia.

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Offering foster respite gives grandparents "something to talk about"

Grandparents in Apple River have been providing a weekend home to foster children. She says it helps give foster parents a break. Martha Thompson wants other grandparents to take part.

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Halifax woman sews her entire wardrobe

Erica Penton was tired of buying pool quality and ill-fitting clothing. So she decided to make her clothing by herself. Information Morning's Nina Corfu visited her home workshop.

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Teacher's Contract

CBC Reporter Jean Laroche brings us the latest on Bill 75 from Province House.

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A push for Mother Canada

Parks Canada says the proposed Mother Canada statue in Cape Breton is not going to happen, but the promoter is still hopeful. Information Morning's Nina Corfu tells us more.

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Our Political Panel assesses Bill 75

The McNeil government's decision to impose a contract on teachers has produced protests, and now a one day strike. Information Morning's political panel discusses the week.

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Why SPCA is laying more charges

There have been a growing number of animal cruelty cases in the news during the last year. That's not because of more complaints, just more charges. Jo-Anne Landsburg is the chief inspector for the Nova Scotia SPCA.

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Public has say on Bill 75

Public hearings on Bill 75 are underway. Hundreds of people have asked for permission to speak to the house. CBC Reporter Michael Gorman has been at Province House.

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Guysborough Warden determined to build lifestyle centre

Some residents in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough are concerned about a lifetyle centre being proposed for the area. Yesterday we heard from Guysborough resident Patricia Bates. Vernon Pitts is the Warden for the Municipality of the Distri

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Residents want Guysborough council to rethink lifestyle centre

The Municipality of the District of Guysborough has asked for tenders to build a new $11 million lifestyle complex. That worries some residents. They have organized a petition. Patricia Bates is one of the organizers of the petition.

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What Bill 75 could mean for teachers and students

MLAs spent the night at Province House debating Bill 75. The bill is expected to pass into law by early next week. Larry Haiven is a member of Nova Scotia Parents for Teachers and Professor Emeritus with the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's Univ

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Some tips on how to build a really cool snow fort

Q is for quinzee. Jan Sebastian La Pierre from our A for Adventure team builds a special snow fort for Valentine's day.

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Personal experience of what inclusion can do

Classroom conditions are among the key issues still outstanding on both sides. Teachers say there are not enough resources to help them cope with the demands of educating children with various abilities. Christine Richards was among the first students w

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Looking out for our feathered friends

While most of us have nestled inside during the storm, wildlife doesn't always have it that easy. Helene von Donnick is the founder and veterinarian at the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. She has tips for how we can help our feathered friends.

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Legislature opens to impose a contract on teachers

Premier Stephen McNeil has recalled the Legislature to pass back to work legislation. CBC Reporter Michael Gorman takes us through the process of passing the back to work legislation. And Information Morning speaks with Premier Stephen McNeil.

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Options limited for homeless youth in rural NS

A shelter in Yarmouth is looking for new ways to help young people who don't have a place to live. Shyft Youth Services offers residential and outreach support for youth in Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne. Adam Dolliver is the Executive Director of Shyft.

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Teachers reject third contract proposal

Liette Doucette from the Nova Scotia teachers' union talks to Information Morning.

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Why is taxpayer money still being spent on Dr. Gabrielle Horne case?

Supporters of Dr. Gabrielle Horne are asking just how much taxpayer money is being spent on a case the government has already lost. Gabrielle Horne won a million-dollar settlement against, but the province is still fighting. Some citizens are asking an o

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Offering foreign workers jobs and citizenship

In March the federal government will launch a pilot project to address labour shortages in certain industries in Nova Scotia. CBC Reporter Paul Withers is here to tells us about this program.

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Safety questions at Bedford Magazine

Canada's military has hundreds of millions of dollars worth of ammunition stored at the Bedford Magazine. CBC News has been investigating the site and looking into the sites safety. CBC Reporter Brett Ruskin tells us more.

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Health Canada to spot check cannibis

The medical marijuana company Organisgram has been in the news recently for a recall, after its product was found to contain a fungicide that turns to hyrogen cyanide when heated. CBC Reporter Elizabeth Chiu has been looking into this.

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Ideas to fix hospital overcrowding

Crowding in local hospitals has reached a crisis in the last few weeks, and it's time to come up with a plan to fix the problem, says the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. We hear from Brian Butt who is with the Nova Scotia health Authority. And we

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Pictou County Doctor questions methadone

People who live in Pictou County and struggle with an opioid addiction now have to leave the area to get help. The detox unit in Pictou hasn't accepted opioid users since last spring. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor has the details.

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Halifax PRIDE promises to be more inclusive

The organizers of Halifax's PRIDE parade are taking steps to become more inclusive and they've started with an apology. Adam Reid is the Executive Director of Halifax Pride.

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A sign of solidarity: Muslims and Christians worship together

Last week's shootings in a Quebec Mosque, combined with a ban on some Muslims travelling to the U.S. brought responses from people around the globe. At St. Andrew's United Church the congregation invited local Muslims to join them in their Sunday worship

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Nova Scotian has his sites set on space

The Canadian Space Agency has narrowed down its list of potential new astronauts. 72 candiates are still in the race for two jobs in space. There are six people from Nova Scotia in the running. Scott Biship is one of them.

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Survey on whether to start the day at Kings West High 1hr later closes on Feb 15

Students at West Kings District high school in the valley may soon be able to sleep-in an extra hour. The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board is considering changing the school start time from 8am to 9am. The proposal is based on research that shows te

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Questions around clearcutting on Crown land

Clear cutting continues to be a controversial forestry practice in Nova Scotia. Last August, the province announced it would not honor a commitment of the previous government to reduce clear cutting by 50 per cent. A cut happening right now in Annapolis C

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A front-line look at the new guidelines on opioids

Canada has a new set of draft guidelines for prescribing opiates, as we heard earlier this week on Information Morning. Dr. Gus Grant of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, told us opiates should never be considered the fist choice to deal with pain

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Stricter U.S. rules affect Nova Scotian fishermen

The United States is imposing much stricter rules on the seafood it imports. CBC Reporter Paul Withers tells us what this means for Nova Scotian fishermen.

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Feet first: Helping the homeless with their feet

Foot care may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we see people living on the street. New research from Dalhousie University sugeests as many as two-thirds of homeless people have serious problems with their feet. Dr. Colin Van Zoost runs the

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A true community hero

On Information Morning we're featuring some of the past winners of the African Nova Scotian History Challenges. This week we meet Jared Jamael from Shipyard Elementary in Sydney. He wrote about Chester Borden. Borden is the Executive Director of the Bo

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Halifax playwright stuck in the U.S.A.

A Halifax family living in Los Angeles has been affected by President Trump's executive order on immigration. Information Morning's Phylis McGregor spoke with Shahin Sayadi and Maggie Stewart from their home in LA.

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New guidelines designed to slow opioid epidemic

Opioids are some of the world's oldest drugs, but they are also the source of some of our most modern problems. The National Pain Centre has come out with a set of guidelines. Dr. Gus Grant is the registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of N

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The spectacular sport of frozen climbing

Our A for Adventure team tell us about the beauty of scaling frozen waterfalls.

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Dal students open health centre for those in need

Dalhousie University is opening a new health centre - but it's a little different than you may think. Braydon Connell and Heather Webster are co-executive directors of HOPES health centre.

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How Trump's ban affects Canada's immigration

Several Canadian refugee lawyers are calling for an immediate suspension of the "Safe Third Country Agreement". Information Morning speaks with Halifax immigration lawyer Elizabeth Wozniak.

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Somber mood in Quebec

Over the past day, people across the country have been talking mainly about two stories that both feature Muslims. CBC journalist Kim Garritty is in Quebec City.

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Dal students open health centre for those in need

Dalhousie University is opening a new health centre - but it's a little different than you may think. Braydon Connell and Heather Webster are co-executive directors of HOPES health centre.

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Member of Halifax's Muslim community on Quebec City mosque shooting

Quebec provincial police say six people are dead and eight wounded from Sunday night's shooting attack at a mosque in Quebec City. Ali Duale is a member of Halifax's Muslim community.

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Free dental care for some Syrian newcomers in Halifax

Dental hygienists have been helping Syrian newcomers. Patricia Grant is the Registrar at the College of Dental Hygieniests.

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A criminologist talks to family doctors on their resistance to prescribing methadone

The Nova Scotia Health Authority hired Saint Mary's University criminologist Jamie Livingston to talk to physicians about their views on prescribing methadone to addicts.

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Kallal family adjusts to life in Nova Scotia

Checking in with the Kallal family one year after they arrived in Nova Scotia.

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Why Syrian refugees need a family doctor now

Most of the Syrian newcomers who've settled in the Halifax area get their medical care from the Transitional Health Clinic for Refugees. The goal of the clinic is to find permanent family doctors for its patients. Dr. Tim Holland is the co-ordinating ph

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Researcher not allowed to test oil spill cleaner

An Atlantic Canadian scientist has been thwarted in his attempts to research the effects of an oil splill cleaning agent. CBC Reporter Paul Withers tells us more.

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ISANS respecting refugees choices

Taking stock of how well government-assisted refugees are doing in the province. Information Morning speaks with Gerry Mills. She's the Executive Director of ISANS. And Bernadette Guirguis. She's a settlement consellor with ISANS.

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Remarkable Poem

Express yourself! we continue our series speaking with young people who won at last year's African Nova Scotia History Challenges. This week poet Alyssa Flint brings us a sample of her work.

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Studying versions of Little Red Riding Hood

A local librarian fulfills a dream - and wins the opportunity to browse books that are more than two hundred years old. Information Morning speaks with Angela Reynolds. She's the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Annapolis Valley Regional Library.

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Finding furniture for fifty families

A helping hand. A Colby Village women never expected to be the lifeline for dozens of Syrian families this past year. Information Morning speaks with Cherryl Hicks Oake.

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Mayors ask for housing funding

The Federal Budget could be less than a month away. And if Canada's big-city mayors get their way, it'll include a significant amount of money for affordable housing. Information Morning speaks to Mike Savage the Mayor of Halifax.

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Syrian sisters doubly lucky

Coming to Nova Scotia has obviously made a huge difference in the lives of many Syrian refugees. But for two young sisters, the difference is especially profound. Linda Crilley is a member of the refugee sponsorship committee at the Timberlea Baptist Ch

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Innovative plan for affordable housing in Kentville

It is difficult to work on your mental health and your emotional well-being if you don't first have some place to live. The Canadian Mental Health Association in Kings County has a plan to help deal with that. Brenda Maine is executive director of CMHA

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Mission to Jordan

While many community groups have helped bring Syrian newcomers to this province in the past year - Other sponsorship groups are still waiting for their families to arrive in Nova Scotia. The Southwest Family Alliance is one of those groups in limbo. They'

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No details on teachers' tentative deal

The teachers' union and the province announced Friday that they have come to a tentative deal. Information Morning speaks with the President of the Nova Scotia Teachers' Union Liette Doucet.

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Herald strike has hurt journalism in Nova Scotia

One year ago today unionized news room staff at the Chronicle Herald went on strike. Many feel damage has alrady been done to the news industry in Nova Scotia. Information Morning speaks with Pauline Dakin who teaches in the journalism school at the Univ

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Live music is part of Halifax's identity

Live music is part of Halifax's identity - but with changes in the way we consume entertainment, how do we ensure the city's live music scene doesn't flop? Information Morning speaks with James Boyle, executive director of the Halifax Pop Explosion. And L

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King's student on why he voted for Trump

Kyril Wolfe will be one of the millions of people watching the presidental inauguration. He grew up near Boston and voted for Trump. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor spoke with him.

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Sexual Assault and PTSD

Most of the stories we hear about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have to do with former members of the military. But in fact PTSD affects more civilians than soldiers. And women are twice as likely to have it as men. Jackie Stevens is the Executive Dire

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Don't throw old clothes in the garbage

Hear what it sounds like behind-the-scenes when an old sock gets recycled.

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Police Commission 'not firing on all cylinders'

Former members of the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners say there are problems with the way it functions. The current chair of the board Steve Craig joins Information Morning to discuss this.

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Smiles all around

Orthodontists in Nova Scotia launched a pilot program last year, to help needy families access dental work. We told you about it here on Information Morning. Now that the pilot is over, the program is spreading across the country. Stephen Roth is a Hali

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Inspired by a case of racial profiling

Inspired by a case of racial profiling. Grade six student Micah Anderson tells Information Morning about a winning story he wrote for the African Nova Scotian History Challenges.

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Speculation surrounding Vice Admiral Mark Norman

The country was shocked this week to learn that our second highest ranking military officer had been removed from his duties. Ken Hanson talks to Information Morning about Vice Admiral Mark Norman.

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Questions around Halifax Board of Police Commissioners

The Halifax Board of Police Commissioners provides civilian oversight to the Halifax Regional Police. Former board members say the system is broken.

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The joys of skating on frozen lakes and ponds

I is for ice! S is for Skating! Our A for Adventure team talk about the joys of skating on frozen lakes and ponds.

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U.S. Ambassador bids Canada farewell

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman says goodbye before leaving post in Ottawa.

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New North End Clinic will offer one stop shopping

The North End Community Health Centre is moving. Dr. Rod Wilson is the Centre's executive director.

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Police relations with black community a continual work in progress

For years Halifax has grappled with the divide between its white and black citizens. Sergeant Craig Smith is the author of "You Better Be White by Six AM". He joins Information Morning.

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Residents want more control over snow clearing

The shovel versus the plow. Councillor Shawn Cleary says it's time to talk about how the city clears sidewalks after a snowstorm.

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Arca 1 Update

Chris Kirby is the salvage master and Director of Project Management at McKeil Marine. He gives us an overview on plans for the next attempt to tow the Arca 1 off the bottom at Little Pond.

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New Quiz 0113

A man who remembers asking his mother if he was adopted. She said, "Not yet--but we placed an ad in the newspaper". Don Munro has the Newsquiz.

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Kim's Convenience creates archeotypes not stereotypes

Kim's Convenience is returning to its roots as a stage play, opening tonight at the Neptune. Creator Ins Choi and actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee join Information Morning.

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RCMP street checks data must be seen in context

The RCMP have released their data for street checks in HRM. Information Morning speaks with the RCMP's Inspector Jason Popik.

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Will street check data lead to change?

Are police street checks doing more harm than good? We put that question to Deputy Halifax Police Chief Bill Moore. And Halifax District RCMP release their numbers. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor tells us more.

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Opiate court gives addicts a second chance

CBC Reporter Elizabeth Chiu tells us about opiate court.

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The search for affordable housing

A provincial association that represents women's shelters says the lack of affordable housing is not a problem unique to Cape Breton. Becky Kent is the provincial co-ordinator for the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia.

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Lunenburg Councillor raises concerns about in-camera meetings

One Lunenburg councillor is worried about the scope of issues discussed in in-camera meetings. Information Morning speaks with Brian Davis and the Mayor of Lunenburg Rachel Bailey.

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Black city councillor wants to reassess street checks

Lindell Smith councillor for District 8 and who grew up on Gottingen Street shares his thoughts.

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Few options for Cape Breton women fleeing violence

During the last year, people who run a shelter in the Sydney area have struggled with a growing problem. CBC Reporter Joan Weeks tells us more.

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Black drivers more likely to be stopped by police

Information Morning's Phlis McGregor tells us what data collected by police shows.

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Psychiatrist helps us understand PTSD

Dr. Ken Cooper explains just what PTSD does to people.

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Aunties Dispensary Still Open For Business

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Concerns Around Metal Health Service Access In Rural Nova Scotia

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Companies Counting Calories For You

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Questions Surround Apparent Murder/Suicide

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How Carbon Tax Might Effect Your Grocery Bill

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-A- For Adventure Celebrates Canada 150

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Viola Desmonds Canada

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Change of Address Fraud On The Rise

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Nothing connecting whale death to others

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The NSLC fight against liqour thieves

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Dead humpback whale washes ashore on Digby Neck

On Tuesday, Jennifer Hope Thibodeau and her husband Charles came across a dead humpback whale on Digby County's Whale Cove, adding to all the dead sealife spotted earlier in nearby St. Mary's Bay. They spoke with the CBC's Natalie Dobbin.

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A co-housing community combining shared space and responsibilities

One community in the Annapolis Valley has found a way to combine the company of others with space to be apart. It's called The Lorax Woodlands - named after the Dr. Seuss book about a creature who protects the trees. The CBC's Moira Donovan paid a visit.

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Double standard for cancer patients, says former health care worker

Last week, patient advocates and an oncologist told us they would like the province to address the high cost of oral cancer drugs and the time it can take patients to find the money to buy the drugs and start their treatment. Mary Lou Robertson used to b

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Death of fish in Saint Mary's Bay more puzzling than ever

Masses of sea creatures washed up on the shores of Saint Mary's Bay on Boxing Day. Ted Leighton is a retired professor of veterinary medicine who's been looking into herring kills in the area in recent months. He spoke to the CBC's Michael Gorman.

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Health Minister responds to concerns over high cancer drug costs

Health Minister Leo Glavine on the high cost of cancer drugs.

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Quadriplegic Doctor determined to continue his career

After an accident on August 1st 2014, Amit Rahalkar wasn't sure if he would ever be able to return to work. The CBC's Natalie Dobbin brings us his story.

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Advocate says it's time for NS to fix high cancer drug costs

High cost of drugs for NS cancer patients adds to stress of receiving diagnosis. Information Morning speaks with Deb Maskens. She's been looking at how cancer drug costs vary across Canada.

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Internet activists applaude CRTC decision

The Internet is a basic service, and should be available to everyone, the CRTC declared yesterday. Andrew Wright is the office manager for the Chebucto Community Net and Lisa Larter runs a consulting firm and co-working space in Annapolis Royal.

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Bob Forniers Final Science Column

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The Cost Of Cancer Drugs

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Leaked document reveals cost of upgrading Q-E 2 complex

We know replacing the aging buildings at Nova Scotia's largest hospital is going to be expensive. Now a confidential document leaked to the CBC shows cabinet has known the possible price for years. The CBC's Jean Laroche has more.

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Understanding what's happening in Aleppo

History Professor Amal Ghazal helps us understand the brutal battle for Aleppo.

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Naloxone challenges for Pharmacists

The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia clarifies some issues around Naloxone use. Information Morning speaks with Allison Bodnar, CEO of the association.

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Female politicians share their experiences with abuse

Female politicians across the country are speaking out about the abuse and hatred many of them face. Information Morning speaks with Joanne Bernard, Lenore Zann and Karla MacFarlane.

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The choice of missing work, or missing methadone treatment

A Halifax woman says she's being cut off the provincial methadone program for picking her job over treatment. CBC Investigative Reporter Angela MacIvor explains.

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Asbestos ban good, but health problems will persist

The Canadian government announced this week it will ban the use of asbestos by 2018. Charmaine Salter is very familiar with its effects. Her father died of an asbestos-related illness in 2011.

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Long-time Tory says Harper ruined Conservative Party

Tom McMillan is a former MP for Hillsborough, PEI, and a former cabinet minister in the Mulroney government. His new book is called "Not My Party: The Rise and Fall of the Canadian Tories, From Robert Stanfield to Brian Mulroney."

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Former CBC host Stan Carew reads Sandy Olsen's Christmas Story

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Halifax planner explains 5,000 affordable housing unit committment

This week, Halifax Regional Council committed to a target of 5,000 affordable housing units. However, turns out that is not a commitment to 5000 NEW units. Bob Bjerke is Chief Planner for HRM.

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English language training for Syrian students lagging outside HRM, says group

Morris Haugg is spokesperson for the Cumberland County Refugee Networking Group. We reached him in Amherst.

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How a Halifax prof ended up at last week's Nobel Prize Ceremony

Bob Dylan wasn't there...but Peter Tyedmers was! The professor from Halifax tells us about his experience at last week's Nobel Prize Ceremony in Sweden.

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Introducing our new Meteorologist - Brennan Allen!

Brennan tells Don Connolly how he first became passionate about weather forecasting.

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Getting medical test results on your smart phone

The federal government launched an online portal in July called MyHealthNS, to the tune of 13.3 million dollars. Nova Scotia is the first to roll this out province wide. The CBC's Sabrina Fabian is here to tell us more.

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Speeding up process for opening safe injection sites

The federal ministers of Health and Public Safety announced this week that they would speed up the process for opening safe injection sites. Jacqueline Gahagan is a professor of Health promotion at Dalhousie University, and a member of the ministerial co

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The realities of protecting the public from fentanyl

Fentanyl is a hundred times more potent than heroin. A dose the size of a grain of sand can kill. It can be absorbed through skin contact, or inhaled accidentally. So, how do you protect the public? Dr. Robert Strang is Nova Scotia's chief public health

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A court case that could impact NS in-shore fishery

The Federal Court of Canada will hear a legal challenge in early 2017 that could overturn the rules protecting the independance of this region's in-shore fishery. At issue is the right of DFO to ban so called "controlling agreements". CBC Reporter Paul

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Halifax Police and hazmat suits to deal with fentanyl

Police officers ended up donning hazmat suits Sunday to deal with a drug believed to be fentanyl. This kind of incident could become a lot more common, says Halifax's Deputy Police Chief Bill Moore.

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How a young NS rapper left his community to turn around his life

Justin Grant grew up in Dartmouth. When he was a teenager he says he fell into a life of crime, and it wasn't until he moved away that he found a better path. Justin is back in Halifax now recording as rapper J Jigga John Bus It. He spoke with the CBC'

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Well water woes continue in South West Nova Scotia

As the ground freezes, time is running out to find a solution for some families still without water. Guy Surette lives on Surette's Island, in Yarmouth County. Janine Muise is the EMO Coordinator with the Municipality of the District of Argyle.

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How the Province is phasing out detox for opioid users

A CBC News investigation has found the Nova Scotia health authority is shifting away from traditional detox centres for opioid treatment. Officials would rather prescribe methadone and offer support in the community - NOT in a hospital. CBC Investigativ

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An alternative use for NS wood: insulation!

About 60,000 pounds of wool are produced a year in Nova Scotia, but about half of it gets thrown out. A research project at Dal Agriculture is looking at new uses for wool. Ruth Mathewson runs Upperbrook Farm near Truro. Kenny Corscadden is with Dalhou

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Could a Supreme Court ruling from B.C. affect an imposed teachers' contract in N.S.?

A Supreme Court of Canada decision involving British Columbia's teachers has people here wondering if that case is relevant in our situation in Nova Scotia. Wayne MacKay teaches law of Dalhousie University.

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Challenging pink and blue stereotypes for kids' gifts

In toy stores there are aisles of pink aimed at girls, while the 'boy' aisles are predominatly blue and black. Fiona Martin is an associate professor at Dalhousie University. She also has three young children and has been thinking a lot about gender-bas

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G is for gear and C is for comfort - for our A for Adventure Team

Our A for Adventure team wants you to be warm, dry and comfortable so you can enjoy the outdoors even when it's cold. Chris Surette and Jan-Sebastian La Pierre have thrifty tips for the best way to dresss and what to wear for winter adventures.

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Our political panel on the fallout from the teacher contract dispute

The McNeil government's week-long shutdown of schools has ended after just one day, and students will be back in school this morning. Ralph Surette is a freelance journalist in Yarmouth County. Brian Flinn is a political reporter for AllNovaScotia.com.

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Two former NSTU presidents on contract dispute with Province

The shutdown of the province's schools ended yesterday, and we are back to a work-to-rule job action by the Nova Scotia Teachers' Union. Donnie MacIntyre and Brian Forbes are former NSTU presidents.

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Analysis of contract dispute between NS teachers and Province

The CBC's Michael Gorman looks at how we arrived at this point where the Province has closed schools to students ... and where the contract dispute may go from here, legislated contract and all.

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Head of NS Teachers' Union on what's next

Union President Liette Doucet speaks to Information Morning about schools being closed to students, and the government's plans to impose a new contract.

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Education Mnister Karen Casey on decision to close schools

On Saturday, the province moved to cut off teachers' work-to-rule job action before it began, by cancelling school starting this morning. Teachers are still expected to work, but students won't be admitted until a new contract is imposed on teachers. Kar

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Buying local is about to become more difficult for mushroom lovers

Valley Mushrooms will close this month. Employees will lose their jobs... and loyal customers will be without their favourite mushrooms. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor tells us more.

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Mad Science

Work to rule job action by Nova Scotia teachers will have a serious affect on the after-school program Mad Science of the Maritimes. Ryan Turner runs the program.

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Elizabeth May on electoral reform

The committee on electoral reform filed its report yesterday, and then mayhem broke out. Elizabeth May fills us in.

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World AIDS Day

Al McNutt has been living with HIV in Nova Scotia for almost thirty years.

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Students react to work-to-rule

Grade 12 students Gabrielle Torrealba and Brooke Kattenbush react to the upcoming work-to-rule job action by Nova Scotia teachers.

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Public Navigators

Public Navigators help people representing themselves in court make sense of the system. We speak with lawyer and volunteer Julien Matte, along with the executive director of the Legal Information Society, Heather De Berdt Romilly.

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Getting guns off the streets

Miranda Cain works with youth in North Preston and has been thinking about what it takes to prevent more murders in Nova Scotia. She says there's a need to get guns off the street, and revamp community programs.

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Trauma of gun violence

Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard talks about how to deal with the trauma of gun violence.

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Getting guns off the streets

Miranda Cain works with youth in North Preston and has been thinking about what it takes to prevent more murders in Nova Scotia. She says there's a need to get guns off the street, and revamp community programs.

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Teachers' Labour Dispute

Graham Steele looks at the communications strategies on both sides of the teachers' labour dispute.

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Gun violence in Halifax

Members of the African Nova Scotian community met Monday night to talk about gun violence. Information Morning spoke with Reverand Rhonda Britton about that meeting.

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Keeping in shore lobster fishery independent

The president of the fishermen's union in sou'west nova is fighting to keep the lobster fishery controlled by fishermen and not corporations. Information Morning speaks with Graeme Gawn.

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Castro as a polarizing figure

Dalhousie professor John Kirk reacts to Fidel Castro's death and Justin Trudeau's comments.

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CRISPR Gene Editing

China made history recently for using CRISPR gene editing on a live human subject. Dalhousie University professors Francoise Baylis and Paola Marignani react to the news.

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