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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 Harvey Weinstein weaponized the media

Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan says Harvey Weinstein used the media as "a bludgeon" to intimidate, humiliate and silence his accusers.

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Letting go of books

Broadcaster Candy Palmater speaks on the freedom that comes with letting go of books.

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Bill Murray

The actor and cellist Jan Vogler open up on the chance encounter that led to their new musical collaboration.

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'Concussions affect a life'

Former NHL goaltender Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players' lives.

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Environmental Racism - growing up in Lincolnville

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

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Our Turn, actionplan to tackle rape culture

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

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Chalice changing the way international aid is handed out

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

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Halifax makes a pitch to Amazon

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

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Why you should care about cameras in schools

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

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

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

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Backlash over Halifax police chief's comments about PTSD treatment

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

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Overcrowding in women's prisons

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

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NS lagging on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

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

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Some CB residents still paying access fee across defunct rail line

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

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How patient transfer times from ambulances are far below provincial standards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The case for reparations payment overs slavery in Nova Scotia

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

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The pitch for a geothermal heated industrial park in Springhill

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

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A for Adventure: Fall hiking options

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

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Officer seeking more PTSD support from Halifax police

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

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International student disheartened by racial insult

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

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Efforts to improve defibrillator access

Quite a shock...most people wouldn't know where to find a defibrillator in an emergency...even though there are many in public buildings in the province. CBC Investigative reporter Elizabeth McMillan has more.

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Mysterious barrels leaking fluid on Sabel Island

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

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

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

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Health Authority responds to Mary Jane Hampton

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

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

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

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National Police Federation looking for guilty ruling

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

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Tenants use doctors' notes to break leases

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

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One quarter of NS civil servants soon to retire

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

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Decreasing social worker burnout

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

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First NS woman to reach that rank

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

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Struggle to help homeless men in Shelburne

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

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

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Doctors Nova Scotia frustrated with proposed tax changes

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A for Adventure goes S for Swimming - a LONG swim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tatamagouche deals with murder of local resident

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

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

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

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Still waiting for Province's brain injury strategy

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

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Police officer with PTSD files human rights complaint

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

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An album some people say changed the history of rock

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

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Health Care officials address shortage on Long Island

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

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Deep Trouble: How to rescue a disentangled whale

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

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IWK expense scandal unfolds

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

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A safety report on a near collision in Halifax Harbour

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

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

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

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German family trying to move to NS frustrated with immigration officials

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

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Parents still suffering from loss of IWK support program

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

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Lessons from Manitoba for protecting cyberbullying victims

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

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Talk in Halifax looks at Assisted Dying legislation one year on

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

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

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

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Teachers leave NSCC after pay changes

A former employee at the Nova Scotia Community College says the school is taking advantage of some of its teaching staff.

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Environmentalist irate about proposed changes

Canada's offshore and northern regions are some of the most dangerous locations in which to drill for oil. The Federal government is currently updating those regulations. John Davis is the Director of the Clean Ocean Action Committee.

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Nova Scotians in Florida ride out Hurricand Irma

Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean and Florida over the weekend. It's not yet high season for Canadian snowbirds who head south, but there are a number of expats who live in Florida year round.

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Former MLA skeptical about electoral boundaries committee

When it looked like the Acadian Federation could derail the provincial election last spring, Premier Stephen McNeil struck a committee to look into the issue of protected ridings. Yvonne Atwell represented one of the former protected seats.

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NSCC researchers using cutting-edge technology

A team of researchers from NSCC is using cutting edge technology to map part of the South Shore coastline. The goal is to understand how to protect vulnerable ecosystems if an oil spill ever happened in our waters. The CBC's Shaina Luck spent time with

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Computer game for an uniquely Maritime food

The donair is an odd culinary creation. It's a dish that some love, while others avoid. But the donair remains a uniquely Maritime food. One man's fascination with the dish has led to the creation of a donair computer game.

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Nova Scotia expert explains delusional disorder

Dr. Alistair Munro who is an expert on delusional disorder, explains what it is.

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Legal implications of Bridgewater intimate images case

Six boys got suspended sentences for trading naked pictures of their classmates. Wayne MacKay explains what that means for future sentences with similar crimes.

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Enjoy the warm water safely

The ocean is at its warmest. Our A for Adventure team says it's the perfect time to hit the beach, if you're aware of the risks.

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More teens running away from group homes than you might imagine

A CBC News investigation sheds light on the number of Nova Scotia youths running away from group homes. CBC Investigative Reporter Angela MacIvor tells us more.

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Let kids eat what parents pack

Back to class means back to school lunches and snacks for most students. Food Columnist Jennifer Brady talks about the roles of food monitors.

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Run, Hide, Repeat - A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood, a remarkable memoir by Pauline Dakin

Following a strange childhood - a childhood on the run - Pauline Dakin finally gets an explanation.

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New job at Halifax Regional School Board to protect junior high sports

After much uncertainty, it's looking like junior high students in Halifax will be able to play competitive sports. The Halifax Regional School Board has created a position to look after junior high sports.

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VETS Canada and Salvation Army partner to help homeless veterans

Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada, otherwise known as VETS Canada, is the national volunteer led charity that helps homeless and in-crisis veterans. They're partnering with The Salvation Army to offer a first of its kind project.

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What town slogans really mean

If you've been driving around the Maritimes you've probably come across city or town slogans on signs along the highway. The CBC's Natalie Dobbin decided to find out how communities come up with these slogans and why.

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Owners abandon pets in Halifax park

Not every creature found in the Public Gardens is supposed to be there.

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Fond memories of the Oxford Theatre

The lights are going down at The Oxford Theatre.

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Wildlife biologist skeptical about forestry review

Stephen McNeil promised during the election campaign that there would be a review of the province's forestry practices. Now former deputy environment minister Bill Lahey has been appointed head of the review.

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International day of awareness about opioid overdoses

Today people around the world will take time to remember friends and family lost due to drug addiction. It's International Overdose Awareness Day. Cindy MacIsaac is the Executive Director of Direciton 180.

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Nova Scotia poker player donates winnings

A Nova Scotia man had a run of very good luck at a big poker tournament in Barcelona. And Scott Wellenbach has decided to give all his winnings away.

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Hold the salt

Check the lables on your food, there is salt in practically everything. Many of us are getting way too much. Information Morning's food columnist Jennifer Brady tells us more.

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Nova Scotia doctors buring out

According to a new survey conducted by the Canadian Medical Association, more than half of Canadian doctors may be experiencing symptoms of burnout. Dr. Cindy Forbes is a past president of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Shortage of tree planters in Nova Scotia

A declining industry...why so many tree planters are leaving Nova Scotia. People in the silviculture business are looking to the province for help. The CBC's Emma Smith explains.

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Adoption case addresses who counts as a parent

In adoption cases, the procedure is clear: parents have to consent before a child can be adopted. But the definition of who counts as a parent isn't always straightforward. Adoption lawyer Julia Cornish explains.

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Abandoned bunnies in Barrington

A population of abandoned bunnies in the Barrington area is growing. Now a group of volunteers are capturing the rabbits that are being dumped on the side of the road. Shelley Boutilier is coordinating the rescue effort.

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The future of print journalism, and who pays

The Globe and Mail will no longer offer a print newspaper east of Quebec starting in December. Recently, Canada's Public Policy Forum released a report called "Shattered Mirror: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age". Edward Greenspon is the rep

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Elizabeth May remembers NS conservationist

Before there even was an environmental movement, there was Rudy Haase. He died this week at the age of 95, and spent years trying to protect the earth, from his home base of Chester. Elizabeth May was Haase's friend.

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Sitting not quite as bad as originally thought, new research suggests

Being sedentary and sitting down may not be equally bad for everyone. Olga Theou is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie, and affiliate scientist in geriatric medicine at the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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Questions over whether Bill 148 will withstand court challenge, says legal expert

Premier Stephen McNeil is sending Bill 148 to the Nova Court of Appeal to get the court's opinin on whether it stands up to a legal challenge. Wayne MacKay is Information Morning's legal columnist.

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Contractor still getting biz, despite owing nearly $100,000 to past clients

Nova Scotia construction contractor Steve Brittain owes almost 100 thousand dollars in small claims judgements, dating back to 2009. Yet he continues to advertise for work. CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert explains.

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Ralph Surette and Brian Flinn mull politics behind Bill 148 proclaimation

The McNeil Government proclaimed Bill 148 yesterday, putting a cap on wage increases for 75,000 public sector employees. Ralph Surette is a freelance journalist living in Yarmouth County. Brian Flinn is a political reporter for AllNovaScotia.com.

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Premier McNeil explains decison to proclaim Bill 148

The proclaimation comes just after the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union filed for arbitration in its contract negotiations. Stephen McNeil is Premier of Nova Scotia.

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Group wants Avon River causeway removed when Hwy 101 gets twinned

Plans to twin Highway 101 -- which would keep the causeway in place -- are currently under review by D.F.O. Advocacy group Fish of the Avon River would like to see safe passage for fish restored along the Avon River. Sonja Wood chairs the group.

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Reading between the lines over Globe's decision to scrap Atlantic print edition

The Globe and Mail's publisher announced yesterday that the print edition will come to an end in Atlantic Canada effective November 30. Tim Currie is director of the University of King's College School of Journalism.

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Diagnosing the problem with medical tourism

Dartmouth-resident Adrienne LeClair-Hamm is trying to get to Cuba for an alternative medical treatment for an eye condition. Doctors in N.S. say there's no evidence the Cuban treatment works. Robert Huish is an associate professor at Dalhousie University

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Pioneering midwife is leaving Nova Scotia

Maren Dietze left her position in Lunenburg at the end of June, following a multi-year battle to have midwifery accepted in this province. There are now nine registered midwives working in three areas of the province.

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What Nova Scotia is looking for in the NAFTA renegotiations

The first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks wrapped up over the weekend, and won't reconvene until September 1st. Mark Austin is interim economic development officer for Colchester County, and was director of research for the Ivany Commission.

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N.S Health Authority responds to criticism over wait times for patients to get test results

Some laboratory tests on the South Shore are taking four to six weeks, says former Deputy Health Minister Kevin McNamara. Shauna Thompson is senior director of pathology and laboratory medicine for the health authority. Dr. Godfrey Heathcote is senior med

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How honeybees and bats could be weapons to fight superbugs

'Superbugs' are strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and they are a big problem for many people and patients. SMU chemistry professor Clarissa Sit has received federal funding to obtain a high-resolution mass spectrometer to tackle the pr

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How N.S. patients are now waiting longer to get important lab results

Former Deputy Health Minister Kevin McNamara says the Nova Scotia Health Authority is going backwards when it comes to getting test results back to patients quickly. On the south shore, he said it can take more than a month - and that's too long.

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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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