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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 should Canada handle North Korea?

What do President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury" against North Korea mean for Canada?

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Music and Indigenous youth

Meet Indigenous youth who are finding deeper meaning in music — and finding their voices along the way.

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Black motherhood

Emily Bernard gives the history of black motherhood in North America.

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Geddy Lee, Rush and Le Studio

Geddy Lee looks back at the many albums Rush recorded at the famous Le Studio, which recently burned down in a fire.

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How some patient advocacy groups rely on big pharma for funding

Sharon Batt sheds light on this phenomenon in her new book, Health Advocacy Inc.: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Changed the Breast Cancer Movement. Batt is a researcher in the bioethics department at Dalhousie University.

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The need for stronger service standards for NS fire departments

If your house is on fire in N.S., the emergency response can differ depending on where you live. That's because of a patchwork system of standards for fire departments -- but that could change. Rod Nielsen is president of the Fire Service Association N.S.

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Imagine Bloomfield heads to council once again

While the city makes another set of plans for what should happen at the former Bloomfield School, one community group is hoping it can shorten the process with an innovative move.

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Fecal matter tests are off the charts in Lunenburg Harbour

A young environmental crusader tells us about her involvement in Lunenburg's water problems

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Ford under fire for transmission problems

Allegedly faulty Fords. We get the details on a class action underway for Canadian owners of Ford Fiesta and Focus vehicles.

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Natural predators help fight tick problem

Predator and prey. We hear why animals like foxes and martens could be helping to curb the spread of Lyme Disease in Nova Scotia.

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Herald employees have mixed feelings as strike comes to an end

Chronicle Herald journalists voted 94 per cent in favour of accepting a contract deal yesterday. About half of them will be back at work next Tuesday. The rest aren't going back at all.

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Shark sightings shouldn't stop summer swimming, but be cautious

Pumpkin, Hilton and now George! Three great white sharks have been spotted in our area this summer. A DFO technician shares some common sense precautions for swimmers.

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Police struggle with cold missing person cases

Police are struggling to solve a growing number of unsolved missing person cases in Halifax. Leads have dried up and officers don't have many answers for the families left behind.

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Boxing legend Dave Downey reflects on his career

Dave Downey held the Canadian middleweight boxing title for 10 years. His accomplishments, and his contributions to his community will be marked in a gala celebration.

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Lunenburg mayor addressing sewage plant problem

Another smelly summer in Lunenburg. The town's mayor responds to a story we brought you yesterday about concerns with the sewage treatment plant.

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Sister of a missing Indigenous woman still hopeful about MMIW inquiry

Not so fast. An Indigenous woman in the Maritimes does not support a call to reset the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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Air travel critic battles government over social media posts

A federal government agency and one of its outspoken critics are engaged in a battle over freedom of speech on social media. The dispute centers around an unfavourable post that was deleted.

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Journalism professor on Herald tentative agreement

It's looking like The Chronicle Herald strike could soon be over - after more than a year and a half on the picket lines. Members of the Halifax Typographical Union are expected to vote on a tentative deal in the coming days.

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Multiple saftey vilolations at Donkin Mine

Records show dozens of violations at the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton. The CBC's Frances Willick shares her findings.

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Animals as pets or property in small claims court

A dog-loving Halifax lawyer is calling for special laws that recognize 'pets as living, feeling creatures with rights.'

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What we can expect from Herald industrial inquiry commission

As the parties in the Chronicle Herald strike go back to the table, we speak to a labour expert about the possible success and failure of mediation.

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What's wrong with the right whale

The death toll for North Atlantic Right Whales continues to mount. The latest carcas to wash up on the shores of Newfoundland this week means that at least 10 of the endangered whales have died this summer. Moira Brown is a senior scientist at the New Eng

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Waterfront Development Corporation willing to learn from Georges Island concert

The Waterfront Development Corporation responds to concerns about disorganization and long line ups at a recent concert on George's Island in Halifax.

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Doctors Nova Scotia pitches in on exit interviews

It has been more than a year since Nova Scotia's health minister pledged to start interviewing doctors to find out why they're leaving the province. Only three have been done. Now Doctors Nova Scotia plans to pitch in and help with the exit interviews.

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Halifax explosion diary on display at Dartmouth Heritage Museum

A new perspective on the Halifax explosion has made its way to a local museum.

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Assessing Saturday's concert on Georges Island

As part of this past weekend's Tall Ships Regatta, Joel Plaskett headlined a concert on Georges Island. Though some on social media said they had a great time, there were also a few complaints on how the show was organized. Sherri Jones manages Joel Pla

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Only 3 exit interviews done with Nova Scotia doctors

In June 2016 the province announced it would begin doing exit interviews with doctors who leave their practices. But so far only 3 interviews have been done. CBC Reporter Joan Weeks has more.

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The gap between medical professionals and decisions made by the N.S. Health Authority

Information Morning's health consultant Mary Jane Hampton reacts to call from a group of doctors for there to be medical professionals on Health Authority's board, which sets long-term strategy for the organization.

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Halifax woman caring for terminally ill son faces power cutoff, major bill from province

A Halifax woman disputes a $31,000 bill from the Department of Community Services. She says the money was used to treat her terminally ill son, and how she's bracing for her power to be shut off. CBC Investigative Reporter Angela MacIvor explains

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Feeling better with birch bark, and how to market it as a medicine

A chemist and L'nu-Mi'kmaq scholar are teaming up to study the traditional medicine so it can be sold one day. Tuma Young is an assistant professor of Mi'kmaq studies at Cape Breton University. Matthias Bierenstiel is an associate professor of chemistry.

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Another certification rejection of AGNS' Annie Leibovitz photos

A 2000-photograph collection that was supposed to transform the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has again been rejected by Canada's Cultural Property Export Review Board. That means the tangled task of putting the collection on display just got a lot more comp

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Coach's legacy lives on in NS Canada Games basketball team

Wade Smith continues to inspire young people, We hear about his influence on the province's Canada Games basketball team.

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A for Adventure: Wind in your sails

S is for sailing! Chris and Jan from A for Adventure have great ideas for accessible and inclusive places to learn about wind, boats, sails and the ocean.

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Group of doctors says we need to make big changes to the Nova Scotia Health Authority

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has no health care providers on its board. We hear from a group of doctors who think that's a bad idea.

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Swimming safely: What to do if you're caught in a riptide

Staying safe in the ocean - a veteran lifeguard teaches us what to do if you get caught in a rip current.

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Injured workers groups say Workers Compensation Board is failing them

Yesterday Yvonne Colbert told us about a man who had to wait almost a year for the Workers Compensation Board to comply with a tribunal's ruling. Today, Yvonne will be back to tell us how common issues like that are.

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Getting satisfaction from the Workers Compensation Board. Consumer Watchdog Yvonne Colbert takes on a Dartmouth man's case.

A Dartmouth man says he's been waiting almost a year for help from Worker's Compensation - help WCB's own tribunal told them to give.

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Deja vu: An Annapolis Valley woman is fighting for cancer treatment and drug coverage for a second time.

Patient zero - twice! A cancer patient in Port Williams explains how she was misdiagnosed and couldn't access the drug she needed both times she's fought the disease.

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Premier Stephen McNeil Tells Us His Priorities for the Upcoming Renegotiation of NAFTA

Getting set to walk the tightrope of trade talks. We spoke with Premier Stephen McNeil about the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA and what his priorities will be

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Mi'Kmaq Woman Says She Feels Unsafe in Halifax as a Result of the Controversy Surrounding the Cornwallis Statue

An activist says the controversy surrounding the Cornwallis statue in Halifax is encouraging violence towards indigenous people.

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Cape Breton Group Releases and/or False Information about People Connected to The Cornwallis Protest in Halifax

We hear how a Cape Breton alt-right group used something called doxing, to releasing private and, in some cases, false information about people connected to the Cornwallis protest in Halifax. Reporter Nic Meloney has that story.

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Rebuilding Pride in Halifax Pride

The executive director of Halifax Pride responds to criticism of the organization and a boycott by several LGBT groups.

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Provincial Maintenance Enforcement Program Scolded for Dropping Client

An Ombudsman's report says the province didn't think of the children when it kicked a single mother out of its maintenance enforcement program.

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Don't Fight About Food

Avoiding the food fight....our nutrition columnist has some very practical advice for dealing with a picky eater.

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Hep C advocate says NS coverage should be extended

Thousands of people in Nova Scotia are living with Hepatitis C. In May the provincial government added a new treatment to Nova Scotia's drug formulary. But not everyone in Nova Scotia can get coverage.

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Remembering the early days of Pride

It's Pride week in Halifax. Jim MacSwain and Lynn Murphy were both gay activists in Nova Scotia going back to the 1970s.

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Court copyright decision affects universities

One of Canada's largest universities will have to pay more for copyrighted materials distributed to students, thanks to a court ruling last week.

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Health Canada takes closer look at BBQ brushes

CBC News has learned Health Canada is officially taking a closer look at BBQ brush. The CBC's Katie Nicholson has the details.

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Dominic LeBlanc committed to protecting right whales

How to protect the already endangered right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc reponds.

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Family doctor advocates for her homeless patient

A woman in Cape Breton says she's lucky to be alive after losing her income assistance last year. Mary McNamara had been receiving benefits for more than two decades when Community Services cut her off. The CBC's Elizabeth McMillan has been following th

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Mother fights traffic violations for son who was in jail at time of offences

If you get a ticket under the motor vehicle act, you can contest it in court. And the mother of a Bedford man charged with a traffic violation is determined to do that. That's because the charge happened at a time when her son couldn't possibly have been

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Former head of Sotheby's Canada says Annie Leibovitz's work culturally significant

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia says it will try one last time to convince a federal panel that its collection of Annie Leibovitz photos is culturally significant. If the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board - Or C-PERB - does agree, Nova Scotian

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Explore Nova Scotia's biodiversity

Our A for Adventure team tell us about great places to appreciate Nova Scotia's biodiversity - from moose and whales to turtles and orchids!

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Halifax Mayor will not give-in to Cornwallis deadline

Cornwallis and controversy. Some members of the Mi'k maq community want to remove the Edward Cornwallis statue this weekend. Mayor Mike Savage responds.

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Tax issues behind deal in Annie Leibovitz exhibit

It was the collection that was supposed to transform the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. But four years later, we're still waiting to see those Annie Leibovitz photos. A CBC Investigation tell us the REAL reason for the delay.

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Planting a forest in an unlikely place

Not many of us would look at the Windsor Street Exchange in Halifax and think what a great place for a forest. A group of students has planted more than 3000 trees to convert the area to forest.

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Forest ecologist says clearcutting needs to stop

Recently on Information Morning we've aired several interviews about the forestry consortium Westfor. We have heard from a private woodlot owner, the Warden of Annapolis County, the general manager of Westfor and the deputy minister of the Department of

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Doctors skeptical about MyHealthNS

When the provincial government rolled out the MyHealthNS program last summer, they called it the future of health care. But one year later not all doctors are convinced it's good for their practises.

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Emotions run high over access to Terrance Bay lighthouse

You might think that a neighbourhood plan to save a lighthouse would bring a rural community together. But that's not happening in Terence Bay. The small community south of Halifax is embroiled in a bitter dispute. And while the issue remains unresolved -

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Health Minister responds to concerns over MyHealthNS tool

Family Doctor Ajantha Jayabarathan is a big supporter of the online tool to connect with patients, but says she's not compensated enough to continue using it. Randy Delorey is the new Minster of Health.

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Identity theft through mail forwarding fraud

CBC's consumer reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us about a Dartmouth man's experience - and he believes some changes would help stop criminals from stealing our identities - and our money.

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Anti-bullying coordinator defends her work and independence

The former head of a provincial cyberbullying task force, Wayne MacKay, says he's worried about the independence of the anit-bullying position, as well as other issues with the province's handling of bullying in shcools. Joanne Syms is the anit-bullying

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Family doctor abandons Nova Scotia's state-of-the-art online tool for communicating with patients

When MyHealthNS was rolled out across N.S. last year, many doctors were enthusiastic. During the three year pilot program, doctors saw a 22 per cent decrease in unnecessary office visits. But Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan is now abandoning the program, becau

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An in-depth chat with the outgoing president of Acadia University - Ray Ivany

On the eve of Ray Ivany's retirement - as President of Acadia University - we look back on his accomplishments. Ray Ivany is retiring after decades of contributions to various institutions in Nova Scotia.

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High hopes in Aueens over proposed medical marijuana grow-op

A medical marijuana company, Aqualitas, has set up in one of the former Bowater-Mersey buildings. if it gets the regulatory green light, it will be one of the first licensed marijuana producers in N.S. The CBC's Emma Smith took a tour of the plant.

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A N.S. approach to saving the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Several staff members quit the inquiry in June, which is further discouragement for family members. That's why some N.S. activists are trying to help the process along. Cheryl Maloney is president of the Eastern Door Indigenous Women's Association.

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Cyberbullying task force chair says Province needs to do more

There's no quick fix for tackling cyberbullying. But Dal law professor emeritus Wayne MacKay says policy makers are still moving too slowly on the problem. He chaired the N.S. Task Force on Bullying and Cyberbullying.

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Neighbours fed up with subdivision-in-the-making in Kingston

A 41 acre site in Kingston N.S. looks a lot like a sand pit - but it's not regulated as one. The CBC's Pam Berman brings us the story.

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How tighter opioid prescription rules might be leading to more pharmacy robberies

The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia says there's been an increase in robberies at pharmacies recently, with robbers looking for opioids. Peter Jorna is a pharmacist and owner of Scotia and Nova Pharmacies in Halifax.

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July 1st known as Humiliation Day among Chinese Canadians

Saturday is Canada Day, but for many Chinese Canadians, it's also known as "Humiliation Day".

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The Province's stand on Westfor and clearcutting

All week we have been talking about forestry practices on crown land in southwestern Nova Scotia. At issue is a deal the province has with Westfor. Julie Towers is the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources.

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Exploring Grassy Island

Our A for Adventure team want you to put a little adventure in your Canada Day celebrations, by visiting a National Historic site.

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Westfor responds to clearcutting criticism

Some people, including small woodlot owners, are unhappy with how the province manages forested Crown land. At issue is a deal with consortium of companies called Westfor. Marcus Zwicker is the General Manager of Westfor Management Inc.

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New travel document keeps Irish Grandmother at home

The ETA is a new security document required to travel to Canada. It was implemented last fall. Vivien Luft wasn't aware of it.

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Local producer says Westfor clearcutting could hurt the whole province

A man who owns a forestry company in New Ross is speaking out about a group of saw mills. The mills belong to the consortium Westfor. Colin Hughes says their practices are creating problems for the whole industry right across Nova Scotia.

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Theatre becomes therapy for Syrian student

The stage has become a safe place for Majd Al Zhouri. The 21 year old fled the Syrian civil war and arrived in Antigonish with his family in 2016. And with the help of a friend has written an award winning play.

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Two Nova Scotia girls create SPamilton YouTube channel

Two Nova Scotian teens are making a name for themselves on YouTube for their homemade videos based on scenes from Hamilton the musical. Youna McGowan and Emma Goulden created the channel.

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Lawrencetown cell tower goes up despite opposition

There's a new addition to the skyline in Three Fathom Harbour near Lawrencetown Beach. A 250 foot Bell Mobility tower. It's been erected despite on-going opposition from some residents in the area.

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Minister responds to clearcutting concerns

Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller spoke to reporters recently about a clearcut in the Wentworth Valley that has upset many people in the region.

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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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Paying tribute to local heros

The shipwreck of the SS Atlantic off Terrance Bay, back in 1873, was a tragedy. It was also a story of great heroism. Now a volunteer group wants it to be recognized nationally.

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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

Information Morning

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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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