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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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How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner's life

Dion Leonard was racing across the Chinese and Mongolian desert when a scruffy dog started running alongside him.

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The Ear Hustle

Hear the podcast creators talk about life inside San Quentin State Prison.

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The origin of Betty Boop

Mark Fleischer, CEO of Fleischer Studios, talks about the history of the Betty Boop character.

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Whipped cream canister kills Instagram star

Rebecca Burger died after a whipped cream canister struck her in the heart — and a French consumer watchdog group says they've warning about this product for years.

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Province refuses to give Annapolis County a break from clearcutting

Municipal politicians in Annapolis County want a break from clearcutting in their district. But the province has said no.

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Happy ending to home owner's story

A Truro area man who bought a property only to discover he didn't own his backyard, is breathing a sigh of reliefe. CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us more.

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NS asks for pause on marine protected areas

The province of Nova Scotia is asking the federal government to press pause on declaring any more marine protected areas off our coast. CBC Reporter Paul Withers has the details.

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Mother learns about opioid addiction from daughter's death

Donna May's advocacy work began with her daughter Jac's eulogy. Since then Donna has been trying to get better support for people addicted to opioids.

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Residents oppose stadium at Wanderers Grounds

Halifax Regional Councillors have unanimously agreed to start using the Wanderers Grounds for professional soccer. But not everyone is pleased with the location for a new soccer stadium.

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We acknowlege that we are in Mi'kma'ki

This fall kids in the Halifax school system may start hearing a phrase every morning acknowledges our complicated story. The phrase is a declaration that we are all living, working and learning on Mi'kmaq land. CBC Reporter Preston Mulligan has more.

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Netflix documentary sets a personal story straight

A new documentary on Netflix aims to set a very personal story straight for one Halifax man. Benji Nycum created the documentary Michael Lost and Found.

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Juggling the priorities of cancer care in Nova Scotia

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Work underway to clean up Boat Harbour

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Yarmouth cancer patients tired of travelling to Halifax for radiation treatment

Information Morning

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Rhodes: Tension in the courtroom as Sandeson verdict is read

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What you need to know about title insurance

Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases most of us will make and protecting title and ownership of our property is important. CBC Consumer Reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us what we need to know.

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What the jury in the Sandeson trial didn't get to hear

The jury in the William Sandeson murder trial will begin its first full day of deliberations. Now that the jury is deliberating, reporters can share some of the things that the jury didn't get to hear. CBC Reporter Blair Rhodes is here.

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New law changes how police deal with human trafficking

A CBC News Investigation reveals that police forces in Nova Scotia take different approaches when it comes to prostitution cases. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor was at a conference about human trafficking and tells us more.

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Stanfield's tune prompts questions from ISANS

A song by the Halifax band The Stanfields is getting some negative attention from those who work with newcomers. Gerry Mills works for ISANS. Jon Landry is the front man for The Stanfields and wrote A Free Country.

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What do you mean that's not my backyard

Imagine buying a house with a deck and a big backyard. Only to discover you only own part of that deck and none of the backyard. CBC Consumer Reporter Yvonne Colbert has the details.

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A cowboy-style horse event that's dominating the exhibition circuit in Nova Scotia this summer... and why it's banned in Pictou.

There's a new event sweeping the exhibition circuit this summer. The Manager of the Pictou North-Colchester Exhibition had hoped to put it on the roster at his exhibition this fall. But then a local bylaw, which makes it illegal to discharge a firearm w

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Make the most of bike trails

Our A for Adventure team say some of the country bike trails are under-utilized. And they would like to change that.

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Bloomfield deveopment back on agenda

Redevelopment of the Bloomfield Centre in Halifax is finally back on the agenda. Halifax councillors discussed a new development process yesterday. Ron Skibbens has been direcor with Imagine Bloomfield for the past ten years.

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Attracting African Nova Scotians to health professions

This spring, Dalhousie Medical School graduated its largest class of African Nova Scotian doctors. It comes four years after the University introduced a program to help recruit more African Nova Scotians.

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Senator Dan Christmas says it's time to get out from under the Indian Act

Canada's first Mi'kmaq senator is speaking out against the federal Indian Act. Senator Dan Christmas was appointed to the senate last October.

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Reviewing the evidence in William Sandeson murder trial

The first degree murder trial of William Sandeson is winding down. CBC Reporter Blair Rhodes has been in court throughout this trial and walks us through the evidence.

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Defence Minister explains new strategy

Last week the federal government released an ambitious defence strategy for the next decade. Federal Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in Halifax to explain the strategy.

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A university professor draws lessons on politics from a surprising source: The Lord of the Rings

The battle between Orcs and Ents holds lessons for modern life. Jeffrey Macleod says we can glean a lot about politics through JRR Tolkein's fantasy epic. In fact, MacLead will be teaching a course on "The Politics of Middle Earth" this fall at Mount St

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Teaching first responders about autism

Emergencies are stressful for everyone. But when people with autism face a crisis, it can be a particularly confusing time. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor introduces us to Courtney Mills. She is a volunteer firefighter who is educating other first respond

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Exploring the demise of the Multicultural Festival

The Multicultural Festival ended suddenly last summer. Information Morning's Jerry West has been checking into the story and has an update.

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Book cuts to heart of Canada's public health issues

Andre Picard is sometimes called a "Public Health Hero". As the Globe and Mail's health columnist he's tackled Canada's most challenging health issues. He has now written a book, Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada.

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Devastating threat to the LaHave River salmon

A new and potentially devastating threat is emerging for Atlantic salmon in the LaHave River. CBC Reporter Paul Withers tells us more about the chain pickerel.

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Seniors benefit from high dose flu vaccine

Seniors are vulnerable when it comes to the flu. Dr. Stefan Gravenstein says a high dose flu vaccine can help protect seniors.

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New head of Doctors NS outlines his priorities

Health care is top of mind for many Nova Scotians. It is also at the top of Dr. Manoj Vohra's list. He's the new president of Doctors Nova Scotia.

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Understanding Worker's Compensation: Why the board won't pay out to a former dockyard employee

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The tricky balancing act of choosing a cabinet

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A small Mi'kmaw Nation near Antigonish has big plans for economic development

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A Nova Scotia man is worried his disabling pain is caused by a recalled surgical mesh

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Gary Burrill sees this week's election results as a big win for the NDP

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Little York Road dispute could prompt lawsuits

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PC leader Jamie Baillie ponders his future

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Controversy over Little York Road

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Guinea hens offer noisy tick control

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Election analysis with St. FX professor Jim Bickerton

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Elections Nova Scotia: What you need to know about voting today

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Bikers Against Child Abuse help young victims feel safe

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All rain welcome: Memories of drought still fresh in Southwest Nova

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Political panel offers final thoughts on the election race

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Concerns that the feds are moving Atlantic Canada's archaeology lab in Dartmouth to Gatineau, Quebec - and taking our artifacts with them

Some archaeologists in the region are nervous. Many had hoped Trudeau's Liberals would stop a plan to shut down the Parks Canada Archaeology Lab in Dartmouth. That closure was announced five years ago under the Harper government - and it's still underwa

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A closer look at the NDP, Liberal and PC promises on health care

Information Morning's healthcare columnist Mary jane Hampton looks at what the trhee main parties are promising on health.

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Jamie Baillie's homestretch pitch to NDP voters

As we enter the final few days of the provincial election campaign, the PC leader is gambling that people are so fed up with the McNeil Liberals that voters from across the political spectrum should park their votes with the Tories. CBC Legislature Repor

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What African Nova Scotian groups want from the three major parties

Several groups have banded together in this provincial election to lobby the main parties on issues of importance to the African Nova Scotian community. Angela Simmonds is an activist and a member of the coalition.

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Economic worries on South Shore over ticks, Lyme disease

Reported cases of Lyme disease have increased substantially over past few years. The south shore is a high risk area for ticks, and some are worried about economic consequences. The CBC's Emma Smith explains.

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Up for grabs - ten ridings to watch as the provincial election winds down

The CBC's Richard Woodbury has been spearheading our election coverage for cbc.ca/ns. He has an eye on ten battlegrounds that could help determine the outcome of Tuesday's election.

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School Votes

More than 15-thousand students will be getting a head start at the polls next week. They'll be voting in a mock provincial election on Monday. Information Morning's Nina Corfu went out to meet them.

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Investing your money while investing in the health of the planet

Solar power is often touted as one of the best ways to save the planet. But it can take a big up-front investment to get started making electricity from the power of the sun. One group has a way to cut those costs, using a Community Economic Development

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U is for Unique! One-of-a-kind Nova Scotia adventure experiences

Our A for Adventure team of Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre say if it's a unique outdoor experience you're after ... look no further than Nova Scotia!

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Rural group says municipal zoning should be a provincial election issue

The group Save Rural HRM wants changes to land-use by-laws in Halifax to allow more homes to be built in rural areas. Tonight members of the group will be asking provincial candidates for their views. Kim Young is one of the founders of Save Rural HRM.

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NS boy at Cannes this weekend for acting debut

Nine year old Frank Oulton of Kings County starred in a film called "Mobile Homes". It's being featured at the Cannes Film Festival. Frank and his mom, Patricia Bishop, are in France now.

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Fad diets and food trends - a Halifax nutrionist offers tips

These days, there is food and nutrition advice every where you turn. Trouble is, much of it is unfounded, and can even be dangerous. Jennifer Brady is a dietician and associate professor at Mount St. Vincent University.

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A destination wedding gone wrong, and couple still un-married

Robin Corkum is looking for compensation for a wedding week gone wrong. Information Morning's Nina Corfu has the story.

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$2.5 million worth of lobster and money allegedly stolen

Police have charged three men in Nova Scotia with fraud relating to four seafood companies in South-western Nova Scotia. The CBC's Richard Cuthbertson has been looking into this.

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Chimney swifts in YOUR chimney, and the need to count them

Flocks of chimney swifts return to the Maritimes from South America and roost together in chimneys this time of year. But the bird now finds itself on the endangered list in Nova Scotia. Amy-Lee Kouwenberg is the Project coordinator for Maritimes Swiftw

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Making poverty an election issue

Fiona Traynor is a Community Legal Worker for Dalhousie Legal Aid. She meets clients every day who struggle to put food on the table. She says welfare allowances in the province are far too low, and she wants poverty to be an election priority on May 30

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Trouble for Canadian film/tv producers, thanks to CRTC

This week, the CRTC renewed the licences for Bell, Corus and Rogers. As part of the licence conditions, the commission decreased the level of funding required for Canadian programming. Scott Simpson and Kimberlee McTaggart both work in the film and TV i

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High lobster prices good for fishermen - but tougher on your wallet

Some grocery stores are selling live lobster for $12 per pound. Shannon Malone fishes out of Lower East Pubnico. Stewart Lamont is a lobster buyer and Managing Director of Tangier Loster Company.

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An indigenous activist says changes needed with MMIW Inquiry

Cheryl Maloney is president of an Atlantic Canadian organization called the Eastern Door Indigenous Women's Association. She signed an open letter to the MMIW Inquiry's chief commissioner, suggesting some major changes are needed.

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One voter shares his concerns about possible missed opportunities -- and confusion -- at the advanced polls

Voting for nobody. We explore what happens if you visited an advanced poll and marked your X next to a party that didn't end up fielding a candidate.

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Beyond broccoli - our new food series with a Halifax dietician

Jennifer Brady says worrying about weight can distract us from broader health issues. She is a dietitian and associate professor at Mount St Vincent University. She will have several conversations with us about what it really means to eat better.

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Health survey results in from Digby area, says community group

The Digby Health Coalition wanted to look at the causes and the effects of doctor shortages in the area in recent years. Emma Van Rooyen led a survey on the effects of lack of family doctors. Tom Kelly did a series of exit interview with doctors.

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"Speed dating" with candidates in Dartmouth North

The Community Food Centre put on the event "Speak Up, Show Up" to encourage people in the area to vote in the provincial election. The CBC's Pam Berman attended the event and tells us more.

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Medical group calls for reform to Nova Scotia Health Authority

Former Capital health ER head Dr. John Ross and former Health Minister Kevin McNamara say th eNSHA needs a re-set. NSHA C.E.O. Janet Knox and Central Zone Executive Director of Operations Vickie Sullivan respond.

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How a proposed Nova Scotia spaceport is a brain teaser for Canadian regulators

In March, Maritime Launch Services announced plans to build a spaceport near Canso. CBC Reporter Jack Julian explains how this is uncharted territory for Canadian regulators who are now responsible for approving the venture.

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Celebrating 50 years of the Halifax All-City Music Program

Chalmers Doane was instrumental in starting up the program, which has specialist teachers putting on music classes in every school in metro. Doane is the former Supervisor of Music for Halifax.

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NS families still waiting for action on MMIW

Last year, the federal government offered money to each province to help support families of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women. The idea was to set up "Family Information Liaison Units". But families in Nova Scotia are still waiting.

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Correctional workers say mental health issues are even worse for those who work in local system

Correctional workers in provincial jails say they're dealing with the effects of PTSD, just as often as those who work in federal prisons. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor tells us more.

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Corrections workers want more help with PTSD

PTSD among first responders is something we now openly discuss. But correctional officers say they continue to be left out of the conversation. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor has more.

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Liberals mad about school board stipend increase

Few people likely know that almost every school board member in the province will receive a hefty raise in their salary. CBC Reporter Jean Laroche tells us more.

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Cape Breton doctors protest against Health Authority

Doctors in Cape Breton have been making it clear that they are unhappy with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. On the weekend they held a rally to protest the Health Authority. Dr. Margaret Fraser was one of the speakers.

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Digby Neck wharves not getting upgrades

Fishermen on Digby Neck say their wharves are in danger of falling apart. Many were built 50 to 80 years ago. The harbours have formed a steering committee to lobby the federal government for more money. Noel Facey is the chairman.

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A daughter remembers 25 years after Westray

The Westray mining explosion happened 25 years ago today, on May 9th 1992. The explosion took the lives of 26 miners. Like many of the miners who died, Mike Mackay left behind a young family. Sara Mackay tells us what this day means to her.

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A family reflects on the Westray mine disaster

Twenty six men died in the Westray mine explosion. They each had their own story, their own family and friends whose lives they touched. We take a look at Glenn Martin - with the help of his brother Allan and Allan's wife Debbie.

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Glenn Matheson served the Westray families as a pastor and paramedic

The Westray mine disaster affected many lives. Rev. Glenn Matheson was a clergyman at the scene.

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Nova Scotia takes new approach to treating ovarian cancer

Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is all too common for many women in Canada. It is particularly vicious once it takes hold. But there are new developments with how the health system in Nova Scotia deals with the disease.

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No tracking of police psychological injuries

There is a rise in the number of police officers across the country who are coming forward with psychological injuries. But very little is being done to track these trends. The CBC's David Burke tells us more.

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Desperate need for new library funding formula

Nova Scotia librarians are sounding a warning: without changes to their funding formula, some of the 77 branches across the province could close. CBC Reporter Pam Berman tells us more.

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Privacy Commissioner launches investigation into school camera

Nova Scotia's Information and Privacy Commissioner has launched an official investigation into how the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School board uses Surveillance cameras.

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Shattered Silence connecting people suffering with mental illnesses

Shattered Silence, a mental health advocacy group opening the conversation around mental illness and connecting people who are struggling alone.

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Just Jen - the author of a new memoir shares her story about a life lived with multiple sclerosis

Jen Powley can't use her hands - or even speak very well anymore. But that didn't stop her from writing a memoir about life with multiple sclerosis. Information Morning's Nina Corfu went to meet Jen.

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Assessing the leaders first week on the campaign trail

Information Morning has convened a political panel to look at how the leaders are doing so far. Ralph Surette is a freelance journalist and Brian Flinn is a political reporter for AllNovaScotia.com.

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School camera broadcasts publically

CBC Nova Scotia Investigates, reveals school cameras in Iona being streamed online. Reporter Jack Julian looks into this.

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Fish on land get a one-million dollar boost from the federal government

Land-based fish farming got a boost from the federal government recently, with a $1 million dollar loan. That loan is going to Sustainable Blue, an Atlantic Salmon farm in Centre Burlington. Kirk Havercroft is CEO of Sustainable Blue.

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A for Adventure: Prime time to get on Nova Scotia rivers

Now is the perfect time to travel down some of Nova Scotia's rivers.

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Stephen McNeil defends his record and vision

Stephen McNeil leader of the provincial Liberals on his vision for the next four years.

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Gary Burrill's vision for Nova Scotia's future

United Church minister Gary Burrill became leader of the NDP a little over a year ago.

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Who will complete the transformation of Community Services?

Politicians are criss-crossing the province leading up to election day. But there was plenty of work that wasn't completed when the election call came. What happens to that. CBC Reporter Michael Gorman tells us more.

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New online course teaches Nova Scotians how to support friends and family members who forward with stories of abuse.

New online course teaches Nova Scotians how to support friends and family members who forward with stories of abuse.

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Pushing for growth: PC Leader Jamie Baillie focusses on improving training and jobs

Pushing for growth: PC Leader Jamie Baillie focusses on improving training and jobs.

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Halifax child psychologist praises '13 Reasons why'

Child psychologist Kiran Pure says scores of her teen clients have watched the show and tell her it has relevance for them.

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Finance Minister Randy Delorey defends the budget

Finance Minister Randy Delorey defends the budget

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Former Finance Minister weighs in on importance of protected ridings

Neil Leblanc is an Acadian, the former MLA for Argyle, and was a Finance Minister in the Progressive Conservative Government of John Hamm.

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Privacy lawyer says CyberSCAN Unit could do more

A local privacy lawyer says the Justice department CAN do more to combat harassment online - even though Nova Scotia's cyberbullying law is in limbo.

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CBC News Investigation: Allegations of academic dishonesty leave sour taste for two private language schools.

Allegations of academic dishonesty leave sour taste for two private language schools.

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Racial tensions re-ignited in Shelburne over toxic landfill

Discussions surrounding a toxic site in Shelburne has led to angry words - and some racial tenstion - in that community. Louise Delisle spoke about the effects of the town dump on her African Nova Scotian community.

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Young Halifax filmmaker gets big break with Einstein

Haligonian Noah Pink has gone from churning out screenplays in his apartment, to working alongside Oscar-winning director Ron Howard. Information Morning's Nina Corfu tells us more.

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Making the most of dog pooh

Garbage bins in Halifax city parks are often overflowing with small plastic bags filled with dog feces. The city of Waterloo, Ontario is about to launch a pilot program to convert dog waste into Energy. Dave Jaworksi is the Mayor of Waterloo.

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LGBTQ not laughing at comedy podcast

Offensive or just funny. Why some members of Halifax's LGBTQ community are upset about a comedy podcast recorded at the Company House. CBC intern Haleigh Atwood tells us more.

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Where should you turn for help as the victim of cyberbullying in Nova Scotia

CyberSCAN is doing more education than investigation these days after NS_Justice cyberbullying legislation was struck down. Roger Merrick is director of the CyberSCAN unit.

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NDP hits the campaign trail

On Sunday the NDP launched its election campaign. NDP Leader Gary Burrill spoke to about 300 people. CBC Reporter Michael Gorman was there.

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Russian violinist Artem Kolesov comes out as gay

Russian violinist Artem Kolesov recently published a video in which he came out as gay. The young violinist studied at Dalhousie University.

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Efforts to restore magic of Prince's Lodge rotunda

Save the Prince's Lodge Rotunda. That's the message behind a new Facebook group. Information Morning's Nina Corfu tells us more.

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Breaking through barriers in the Catholic Church

Reforming the Catholic Church. Some say the response to sexual abuse at the hands of clergy has been woefully inadequate - and that wholesale change is needed. David Deane is an associate professor Theology.

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Surprise snow crab decision

It's a big year for the - very lucrative - snow crab fishery. But the federal government is making changes that have some fishermen worried. CBC Reporter Paul Withers tells us more.

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Halifax seeks feedback on bikes and buses

For the next week, the City of Halifax will hold public meetings to get feedback on the latest version of its Integrated Mobility Plan.

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Surprising numbers in CBRM contributions

A CBC News Investigation has found that close to 60% of the campaign donations made in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality's 2016 municipal election came from businesses and unions. CBC Reporter Pam Berman has more.

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Celebrating roots that run deep

On any given day, you'll hear a lot of langauges spoken at Halifax public libraries - french will now be a permanent fixture, with an exhibit on Acadian and Francophone culture at the Halifax Central Library.

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A for Adventure: Suggestions for getting seniors outside

Spring means it's time to shake off the winter cobwebs and step outside. Our A for Adventure team tell us about why seniors benefit from getting outdoors.

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Vicki Grant's new novel explores rented relatives

Vicki Grant's newest book is called "Short for Chameleon".

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Frustration over criteria for breast reduction surgery

Melody Harding wants to have breast reduction surgery. She is hoping the province will help to pay for it. But Melody doesn't meet the standards laid out by the province.

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Phone costs take toll on prisoners, families

For inmates in Nova Scotia's provincial jails, a telephone represents one of the only points of contact to the outside world. But that comes at a cost. Information Morning's Moira Donovan tells us more.

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Province says it supports proposed hub school project

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Health Authority Responds to Doctors NS

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Activist Lynn Jones donates +50 year old collection to SMU

Lynn Jones collected documents and clippings for years. Now, Saint Mary's University holds the Lynn Jones African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection.

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Doctors Nova Scotia suggest improvements on healthcare

Doctors Nova Scotia has some suggetions for how to improve the healthcare system in the province. Dr. Michelle Dow is President of Doctors NS.

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Why we should preserve Sir Sandford Fleming's cottage

The cottage used by Sir Sandford Fleming - the father of standard time - is falling into disrepair on the Northwest Arm. Information Morning's Nina Corfu tells us about it.

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Speculation continues around Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

The military still hasn't explained why Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was suspended from his job. Recently court documents related to the Norman case have come out in the media. Ken Hansen is a former navy commander and a Maritime Security Analyst.

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Time to re-visit school cancellations

Nine and a half snow days is the final tally for students in the Halifax region. One school board member thinks it's time to re-visit the cancellation policy. Cindy Littlefair is on the school board.

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Why you should test for radon gas

The results are in from homeowners who participated in radon gas testing. CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us more.

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Vimy celebrations focus on Nova Scotians

Somber and celebratory. Ceremonies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in France yesterday. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor tells us about it.

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Shelburne County Tourism Association

Patricia Vanaman says the results are in from the Shelburne County Tourism Association survey.

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Vimy honours for Jeremiah Jones

Commemorative ceremonies to honour the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge will be held across Canada on Sunday. Lynn Jones from Truro is in Ottawa for the ceremony there. She will stand in for her grandfather Jeremiah Jones who fought in the

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Cape Breton soldier honoured at Vimy

Canadian troops were given the formidable task to recapture Vimy Ridge from the Germans. The Canadians succeed but at a high cost. Thousands lost their lives. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor is in Vimy for the ceremonies.

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Oral health needs to start early in life

A new report says 36% of children in Nova Scotia get a cavity by the age of six. Dr. Jeff Bonang is president of the Nova Scotia Dental Association and a practising family dentist.

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In defense of Federal Acess to Information Act

. Some people accuse the Trudeau government of dragging its feet on freedom of information. Scott Brison will defend his government's record on transparency.

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Salvaged historic building to reopen

Morris House in Halifax will soon be a functional building again. The historic home will provide affordable housing for at-risk-youth. Information Morning's Nina Corfu takes us on a tour.

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Lobbying for freedom of information

During the 2015 election campaign, the federal Liberals vowed to overhaul Canada's aging Access to Information Act. But some are concerned about delays to the process. Information Morning speaks with Toby Mendel.

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Acadians want their electoral districts back

The Acadian Federation announced yesterday that it's tired of waiting for the return of its protected ridings. We hear from Ghislain Boudreau who is president of the federation. To discuss all of this is Jim Bickerton. He teaches political science at

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Fighting to save Pictou Academy

The high school in Pictou County is on the chopping block. But in order to close Pictou Academy the local school board would need to go to the Premier and ask him to repeal a piece of legislation from 1816. Noella Martin tells us more.

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Questioning seniors action plan

Last week the Provincial Government came out with an Action Plan for an Aging Population. Ian Johnson took part in the public consultations. He says the overall plan comes up short.

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Liberal spending spree

You may have noticed the Premier or members of his Liberal team throwing a bit of money around these past several weeks. Our Legislature Reporter Jean Laroche tells us more.

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Puppy trainers please

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is looking for a few good homes. They want people to volunteer to raise puppies - puppies who will eventually become guide dogs. Diane Bergeron is the executive director of strategic relations and engagement

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Library interns guide seniors through the digital world

For many of us, technology is such a normal part of daily life, we forget that's not the case for everyone. A group of interns with Halifax Public Libraries has been trying to help people overcome that barrier. Information Morning's Moira Donovan has mo

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Mother of human trafficking victim speaks out

The first person ever convicted of human trafficking in Nova Scotia will be sentenced. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor tells us more.

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Mulgrave Park residents thrilled with funding

Mulgrave Park is getting a bit of a facelift. The province and federal government announced five million dollars to fix up the neighbourhood in north-end Halifax. Elaine Williams has lived in the neighbourhood for 45 years.

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Plea to fix Moose River Road

Moose River is a very busy spot these days. Atlantic Gold is setting up a massive mine. But there is a big problem ... getting there. CBC Reporter Paul Palmeter tells us about the condition of the Moose River Road.

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A for Adventure: Fishing fun but stay safe

April is the start of the recreational fishing season across the province. Our A for Adventure team explain some do's and don'ts.

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Bumper crops not good news for wild blueberry industry

Usually farmers rejoice over a bumper crop. But for blueberry farmers in Nova Scotia, there has been too much of a good thing lately. Peter Rideout is the Executive Director of the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia.

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Code Census: Hospital system overwhelmed

The Halifax Infirmary Emergency Room called a code census 23 times in January according to a Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union. Dr. Samuel Campbell is Chief of the Emergency Department for the Halifax Infirmary site. Brian Butt is Healt

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Designing a better hospital gown

Students at Dal and NSCAD have teamed up to come up with a new hospital gown. Saif Syed is a medical student leading the project and Gary Markle is an associate professor in the department of fashion at NSCAD.

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NSGEU report says Halifax Infirmary in crisis

The Halifax Infirmary called a code census 23 times in January, to deal with overcrowding in its emergency department. That's a record according to a new report from the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union. Jason MacLean is the president o

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A push to change social assistance rules in NS

The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund - or - LEAF has applied to intervene in the case of a NS man in 2015 who lost his social assistance, and Community Services cut off his wife and children as well.

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Taking stock of race - and coming of age - in a new book of poetry

Andre Fenton is a spoken word artist and poet. And he's just released his new book of poetry titled " Ode to Teenage Angst". Andre was a feature guest on Information Morning's broadcast from the Halifax North Memorial Public Library back in November 201

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French tributes for NS soldiers who fought at Vimy

The 100th anniversary of the World War One battle is coming up. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor tells us about a cultural group from France who spent a week in Cape Breton to pay tribute to Nova Scotia soldiers who fought at Vimy.

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