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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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Rock moms and the stars they raised

Dave Grohl and his mother, Virginia, discuss her new book about rock moms.

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Feminism - 'stop blaming men'

Camille Paglia is never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.

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"God wasn't there"

William dedicated 22 years of his life to Mormonism, before he committed a serious sin.

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Mississauga mom fears for her son's safety at school prayers

A Mississauga mother says she fears for her eldest son's safety after a number of high-profile incidents targeting Muslim school prayers at the Peel District School Board.

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Finance Minister Randy Delorey defends the budget

Finance Minister Randy Delorey defends the budget

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vicki Grant's new novel explores rented relatives

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

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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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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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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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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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Health Authority Responds to Doctors NS

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Province says it supports proposed hub school project

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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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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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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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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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Shelburne County Tourism Association

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Author Yann Martel is in Halifax to talk about loss, and imagination

The Man Booker prize-winning writer is delivering the Cyril Byrne Lectures.

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Parks Canada working to keep invasive fish out of Keji

The small-mouth bass and the chain pickerel are destroying ecosystems across the province. CBC Reporter Paul Withers tells us how Parks Canada is building a dam to keep the fish out of Kejimkujik National Park.

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Dal researchers create special goggles to help stroke patients

Dr. Gail Eskes and her team in Halifax has created goggles with prisms that help treat something called "hemi-spatial neglect". Dr. Eskes is a professor and clinical neuropsychologist at Dalhousie University.

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Nova Scotia reaction to Federal Budget

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau laid out new spending for some big ticket items in yesterday's budget. For local reaction we speak with Paige Black, Ann Divine and Andy Filmore.

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Province commits to mental health improvements

Health Minister Leo Glavine announced this week he would implement all of the recommendations of the Minister's Advisory panel on mental Health and Addictions. Starr Dobson and Dr. Stan Kuthcer co-chaired the panel.

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Money doesn't usually grow on trees

The idea of paying it forward just got a lot easier. Find out how to get your hands on some FREE money in Antigonish this weekend. James Smeaton is the "Dean of Awesome" for the Antigonish chapter of the Awesome Foundation.

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Checking in on collaborative care

The Provincial Health Authority said it has heard from 25,000 people who do not have a family doctor. The news comes as efforts continue to shift the model from traditional family medicine to more "collaborative" practices. CBC Reporter Michael Gorman te

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Researchers says need better sex ed in schools

A House of Commons committee is looking at whether sexually-explicit material and pornography online has a significant impact on public health in Canada. One reasearcher from Halifax says the focus should be less on public health and more on better sexua

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Student aims for nearly zero waste year

Just in case you thought garbage restrictions in Halifax were demanding...one university student is planning to keep her garbage output for 2017 to a single jar. CBC's Moira Donovan met with Brianna Maxwell.

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Differing opinions on Brexit

British Prime Minister Teresa May has finally started the clock on Brexit. Her government indicated the process to leave the EU will begin next week. We speak with two British ex-pats for their views.

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Halifax considers new rules around municipal election donations

A CBC Nova Scotia Investigation has taken a closer look at the donations made to candidates in Halifax's 2016 Municipal Election. CBC Reporter Pam Berman has the details.

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Game to help officials prepare for mass evacuation

Anyone who has tried to get into or out of Halifax in a hurry knows it can be frustrating. Now imagine suddenly being ordered out of the city. That kind of mass evacuation is the stuff of nightmares for those in the emergency management buisiness. CBC

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Mixing Irish green with the Brexit blues

Some in Northern Ireland are worried about the future of the peace process, thanks to the U-K voting to leave the E-U. Bridget Brownlow is a professor in Irish Studies and Political Science at Saint Mary's University.

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Unanswered questions about deaths of NB children in care

CBC New Brunswick has been looking cases of children in that province who died under the watch of child protection officials. CBC Producer Karissa Donkin tells us more.

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Tougher rules for drone operators

Recreational drone users in Canada face new restrictions on where and when they can fly their drones. For more on the new regulations we speak with Mark Langille.

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Timmy's franchisees say owner ruining the Tims experience

Some long=time Tim Hortons franchise owners are sayiing they're unhappy with the way their parent company is running things. Iain MacLeod is an independent marketing analyst.

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Town seeks funding for Lunenburg Academy renovations

There is concern the town of Lunenburg will need federal and provincial funding to restore the iconic Lunenburg Academy to its original glory. CBC Reporter Jerri Southcott tells us more.

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Extra challenges for "rainbow" youth who are homeless

On any given night in Canada, between 6,000 and 7,000 kids, aged 13 to 24 are homeless. Including many here in Nova Scotia. Kids in the "rainbow" community have even harder problems dealing with this. Information Morning's Moira Donovan has the story.

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Benefits of spending time outside

P is for play! Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian La Pierre from the A for Adventure team talk about how important it is to exercise and play outside.

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More missing money from CNIB

It's happened again. Two years after a CBC Investigation reported that the CNIB was missing money and blaming lottery kisk operatores, more money is allegedly missing. CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us more.

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Dal prof says all clinical trial data should be available to public

Health Canada recently announced its intention to change the way it deals with drug trial information. Matthew Herder is the Director of Dalhousie University's Health Law Institute. He tells us more.

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Helping RCMP improve interactions with indigenous women

There are few groups who face more obstacles than First Nations women. That marginalisation has fed into how police and the justice system ignored the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women. A group of indigenous women is advising the RCMP on ho

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Mystery Arthur Lismer sketches found

A Halifax man's long search for several drawings by Group of Seven artist Arthur Lismer has finally ended. Alan Ruffman tells us about it.

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Harrietsfield residents cautiously optimistic

Marlene Brown has fought for years to get a dump site near her house cleaned up so she can have clean well water. A recent court decision might bring her one step closer. Kaitlyn Mitchell is a lawyer with Eco-Justice.

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How criminals are getting smarter when it comes to text and email scams

CBC Consumer Reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us how it's becoming increasingly difficult to determine what are legitimate emails and texts from financial institutions and what is "phishing".

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Program in Spryfield teaches consent to students as early as grade six

Since Judge Gregory Lenehan's acquital of Bassam Al-Rawi last week, "consent" has become a subject of nationwide discussion. Chebucto Connections in Spryfield provides workshops on consent for students in grades six to nine. Kim Sheppard and Connor MacE

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Lawyer questions South Shore board's view that school closures can't be reversed

The chair of the South Shore Regional School Board insists a 2013 vote to close Pentz and Petite Riviere elementary schools can not be undone. Lawyer Brian Casey disagrees. He has handled several school closure cases in Nova Scotia. He's with the firm

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Dal says goodbye to its convocation mace

The university believes now is the time for a re-think on the symbolism of the mace, and is taking proposals for a new ceremonial object. Peter Dykhuis is director and curator of the Dal Art Gallery and Chair of the Mace Re-visioning committee.

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Hook, line and camera for some tuna fishermen in region

A CBC News Investigation has learned about a DFO pilot project to install survelliance cameras on some tuna fishing boats in the Gulf region of NS and PEI. It's a resonponse to persistent complaints that some fishermen have not been following the rules.

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Minister says two South Shore schools don't have to close, and board chair reacts

Karen Casey told reporters yesterday she sent a letter to the South Shore Regional School Board saying it revise it's decision to close schools in Pentz and Petite Rivere. Elliott Payzant chairs the board.

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Helping RCMP improve interactions with indigenous women

There are few groups who face more obstacles than First Nations women. That marginalisation has fed into how police and the justice system ignored the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women. A group of indigenous women is advising the RCMP on ho

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How and why alcohol complicates sexual assault prosecutions

One researcher says while alcohol makes sexual assault more likely, it also makes it harder to prosecute. Janine Benedet is a law professor at the University of British Columbia.

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Students write the ABC's of Viola Desmond

The African Nova Scotian History Challenge is a way to teach students across the province about black culture, history and achievements. One entry from a class of grade 2 and 3 students in Herring Cove is going to be made into a book to be taught in scho

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Charlie A'Court gives back with music scholarhip

Nova Scotia rocker Charlie A'Court is giving back to the province's musical community. This spring Charlie is establishing a bursary to help a Nova Scotia high school graduate continue with their music education.

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Why the criminal justice system needs to do more for sexual assalt victims

People have signed a petition calling for a formal inquiry into Justice Gregory Lenehan's rulings. Among them are organizations that work with survivors of sexualised violence.

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MLA Mark Furey says South Shore school should be kept open

People are scratching their heads about a bureacratic mis-step that's leading to the closure of two South Shore schools. Liberal MLA Mark Furey weighs in on the controversy to close Penz and Petite Riviere elementaries.

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Reaction to judge's ruling about drunken consent

Judge Gregory Lenehan found Bassam Al-Rawi not guilty Wednesday, following a two-day trial in February in Halifax provincial court. In his oral ruling, Lenehan said some of what the court heard was "very disturbing" and "there's no question" the woman was

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A furore over 2 South Shore schools being slated to close

Two schools near Bridgewater are facing closure. People in the community are upset because of WHY they're closing. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor has been looking into this.

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Waiting for a verdict in a critical fisheries decision

A court case that looms over Atlantic Canada's inshore fishery is now in the hands of a judge from the Federal Court of Canada. CBC Reporter Paul Withers was at the hearings and tells us more.

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Meet the first professional femal African Nova Scotian firefighter

Natasha Prest has a demanding job - shifts filled with hauling heavy equipment, saving lives and staying cool under pressure. CBC Reporter Sherri Borden-Colley tells us more.

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Pooling money to create a new fund to help cash-strapped museums in NS

Small museums do important work preserving our history. But many in Nova Scotia struggle to raise enough money just to keep the lights on, let alone improve their collections. A new province-wide endowment fund for museums is hoping to change that. Debbie

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Money for airport upgrades is going to airlines

Next time you book an airline ticket, take a closer look at the taxes. Every Canadian airport collects what's called an Airport Improvement fee. What people don't know is that airlines take a cut. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor tells us more.

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New app identifies harmful plants

It isn't always easy to identify which of the plants found in Nova Scotia are dangerous. Thankfully there's now an app for that. Marian Munro is the curator of botany at the Nova Scotia Museum.

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A for Adventure: Treasuring protected areas

All around Nova Scotia there are special areas set aside to protect vulnerable ecosystems and wildlife. Our A for Adventure team talk about some of the best wilderness areas in the province.

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Halifax Police need better evidence procedure

The Halifax Police released a report that some evidence has gone missing from an evidence locker. The problem was discovered in an internal audit last summer. Steve Craig is Deputy Mayor and chairs the board of Police Commissioners.

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Business seeks compensation for Nova Centre construction

As the Nova Centre has grown, the fortunes of the businesses around it have shrunk, according to a case filed with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. Ray Wagner represents the businesses for Wagners Law firm.

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Pivotal court case for inshore fishery

This is an important week for the future of the inshore fishery in Atlantic Canada. The Federal Court of Canada will hear a case that could overturn the rules that prevent a corporate take-over of independently owned inshore fishing licenses. CBC Report

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Online map for Africville residents

Former Africville residents and their descendents now have a new way to search for facts about their past. An interactive online map. Information Morning's Nina Corfu tells us more.

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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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