NS: Information Morning

 
 

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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Many Canadians still left with questions about unauthorised Spotify withdrawals from their chequing accounts

Elizabeth McMillan will tell us what she has learned about cases where people have had unexpected withdrawals from their bank accounts.

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Proto-lizard fossils in Nova Scotian tree stumps unlocking the secrets of our evolution

Researchers in Ottawa are excited about lizard ancestor remains in Nova Scotia, we'spoke to a local collaborator on that research to find out why.

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A tour of a Shelburne county logging road

A man from Jordan Falls says the clear cuts in his area must stop. He took Information Morning's Phlis McGregor on a tour through logging roads between Kejimkujik and the Town of Shelburne.

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Health Hack: Tell your doctor the truth

Good intentions, bad side-effects. Mary Jane Hampton looks at white lies in the doctor's office.

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Info AM's tech columnist explains how bots can affect your news feed

Our tech columnist Nur Zincir-Heywood dropped by to explain how online bots programmed to act like humans on social media can impact the flow of information to your social media feed

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Wayne MacKay breaks down the legal issues surrounding Quebec's religious symbols law

Muslims are challenging the Quebec government's ban on religious symbols. Wayne MacKay weighs in on the legal case.

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Being black and gay in Nova Scotia

When worlds collide: We spoke to three people who identify as queer and black, about what it's like to navigate those identities.

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A conversation with Halifax's new chief of police

Dan Kinsella tells us about his strategy for dealing with street checks and discusses his top priorities as the new head of the Halifax Regional Police.

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Healthcare Hacks #28: Sick note a waste of time

Are sick notes really useful, or just a way for employers to keep tabs on their workers? Mary Jane Hampton weights in on this week's Healthcare Hack.

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Emma, meet Paul

The young musician from Eskasoni Emma Stevens made quite a name for herself for her version of Paul McCartney's song Blackbird. Well Emma and her music teacher Carter Chaisson got to meet Paul at a concert in Vancouver on the weekend.

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New monument in Halifax to be dedicated to British Home Children

In the 19th century, Britain started sending children to Canada, where they were put to work. Many of the British Home Children came from destitute families and faced a hard life here. Gail Bennett is chair of the British Home Children and Descendants Association. Her grandmother was a British Home Child.

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Maritime Conservatory Chair reacts to petition to save historic Halifax building

Faculty, alumni and parents of students at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts are worried about the future of the institution. The worry comes from news that the organization's board has been in talks with a local developer about selling the historic school where the Conservatory is now located. We speak with MCPA Chair William Webster.

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Beware of fake motor vehicle inspection stickers

CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor speaks with a vehicle owner who found a fake sticker on a car that was new to him, and with Halifax Regional Police about inspectors stepping up enforcement.

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A local student from Hong Kong watched her home erupt in violent protests

The protests in Hong Kong made headlines around the world this week, after students violently stormed the city's legislature and vandalized the building. Julie Leung is watching it all from afar. She's an architecture student from Hong Kong, who is living in Halifax.

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A for Adventure: Exploring Northern Nova Scotia

In their on-going series of summer trip planning tips, Chris and Jan from A for Adventure have some ideas for how to spend your summer days in the Pictou-Antigonish area.

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"We have to stop killing them now"

With six right whales dead this year and another entangled, a research scientist from the New England Aquarium tells us about the prospects for recovery of the species.

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Healthcare Hacks #27: You could get sick if you go to the doctors

If you're worried about getting sick, there is one place you might want to be wary of. It's the doctor's office. Mary Jane Hampton tells us why.

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Dairy farmers pushing back against "Dairy is Scary" billboard on Bedford Highway

A new billboard has popped up in Halifax promoting the message that "dairy is scary." Nova Scotia dairy farmers say it's misleading.

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Keji's new Dark Sky kit

Night time is the right time to see great things at Keji. We'll talk about the Dark Sky kits people can rent at the park this summer.

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William Shrubsall's controversial parole and deportation to the U.S.

Richard Woodbury tells Information Morning how William Shrubsall plans to spend his days after he is released from a U.S. prison.

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Safety advocates want better transparency around workplace deaths

Families and workplace safety advocates feel they aren't getting enough information about how people die on the job in this province. CBC's Elizabeth McMillan explains why.

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Not Without Us addresses disability and domestic violence

Trying to get away from domestic abuse is an awful situation for anyone. When a woman has a disability, it can be that much more difficult. Not Without Us, a project by Easter Seals and the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities, is starting the conversation.

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Study shows Airbnb is sapping long-term units from Canada's rental market

David Wachsmuth tells Information Morning about the findings from his study on how Airbnb is sapping as many as 31 thousand units from Canada's rental market.

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Healthcare Hacks #26 - Recording your doctor's visit

Getting some electronic help in dealing with the... sometimes overwhelming... information that comes from a visit to a doctor's office. Mary Jane Hampton tells Information Morning about an app to record your doctor's visit.

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The power of powwow

It's an annual tradition for families at the Mi'kmaw Child Development Centre. For the past 26 years they've been travelling to powwos in the Maritimes and beyond.

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Vacation a disaster for man in a wheelchair

Michael Sanderson and his son planned a trip to Miami and a cruise to the Bahamas. But on his vacation, he encountered repeated problems with accessibility... and insensitive comments from employees. He told his story to CBC's Carolyn Ray.

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What a new cryptocurrency from Facebook means for the future of banking

Facebook changed the financial landscape when it announced it's getting into cryptocurrency. The currency will be called Libra, and will be administered by the Libra Association; a partnership between Facebook, Visa, Uber and others. Doctrina CEO Moon Jerin spoke to Information Morning about the development.

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Wolfville is paving the way for accessible towns across the province

Wolfville was chosen by the province to pilot a new accessibility plan. The town's Accessibility Coordinator Mike MacLean spoke to Information Morning about how Wolfville is creating the blueprint for barrier free municipalities.

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A for Adventure: Exploring the Eastern Shore

Our A for Adventure Team unpack some great outdoor trip ideas along that very quiet but scenic stretch of Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore.

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A tough but necessary discussion

This week's Health Hacks column looks at how you have your wishes followed after you are incapacitated.

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A naturalist says logging companies should stop operating when migratory birds are nesting

Nova Scotia's Minister of Lands and Forestry has put a hold on a controversial proposed logging operation involving Crown land in Annapolis County. Minister Iain Rankin has ordered Westfor to stop operations because he received information from the public that species-at-risk have been identified on the site. Naturalist Scott Leslie has documented the migratory birds in the area. He spoke to Information Morning's Phlis McGregor.

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How Nova Scotia companies are working together to grow the province's ocean technology sector

The CBC's Paul Withers explores how Nova Scotia companies are cashing in on ocean science. They say the only thing holding them back is a shortage of labour.

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The Migratory Birds Convention Act regulations are getting an update

Canada's Migratory Birds Convention Act makes it an offence to destroy migratory bird nests. The person in charge of the migratory bird act says logging companies should avoid destroying nests to avoid breaking the law.

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Yvonne Colbert on how some companies are charging big to help disabled people apply for a tax break

Companies have been charging big fees to help people apply for a disability tax credit, but that may soon end. Yvonne Colbert has the update.

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Tandem bike ride for someone with vision loss

Blind Sports Nova Scotia runs a program where people can sign out a tandem bicycle. The person with vision loss rides on the back, as the stoker. The sighted person is a pilot, who rides on the front. Portia went for a ride.

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A federal report recommends one single-payer universal pharmacare program

It's no secret that the cost of prescription drugs can be a real hardship. Seniors and low income people are particularly hard hit if the medication they need is not covered by MSI or private health coverage. The Liberal government appointed a panel to look pharmacare.... and it released its final report yesterday. It recommends a national single-payer, universal pharmacare plan and says it could save Canadian 5 billion dollars a year. Diana Whalen is a former Deputy Premier of Nova Scotia and a member of the advisory council.

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Our check-in with WestFor, the company behind a controversial logging operation in Annapolis County

Every spring migratory birds fly north -- many of them landing in Nova Scotia's forests to nest. During this time, logging is still happening and some people in Annapolis County are particularly concerned about birds nesting in an old forest between Dalhousie and Corbett lakes. WestFor has the the licence to log in that forest. We spoke to general manager Marcus Zwicker.

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When a local mother realized her son's classmates weren't coming to his party, she sprang into action

We've probably all had that fear; what if you threw a party and no one showed up? After changing schools recently, that was almost a reality for one young boy and his family. But the story ended with a whole new crop of friends.

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A Halifax police officer has launched a new clothing line to raise awareness for PTSD

Mark Long is a police officer who wants to let people living with PTSD know that they're not alone. He recently started a clothing line called Cracked Armour to raise awareness for PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

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Healthcare Hacks #24: Informal Caregivers

Up to one third of Nova Scotians are caring for an ill loved one. If you're such a person, there are ways to protect yourself from burnout. We're talking about the role of informal caregivers in this week's Health Hacks.

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Shelburne students fight to stop clear cutting

Students at Shelburne High School are launching a campaign to ask Nova Scotia's premier to stop a clear cut in their county. We speak with a student and Iain Rankin Minister of Lands and Forestry.

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Call to end logging during migratory bird nesting season

Christine Curry says no logging should be allowed during migratory bird nesting season; the birds should be protected by the Migratory Bird Convention Act.

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A moving company nightmare...with a bizarre twist

Moving is stressful enough...so finding the right moving company is essential. When you do, everything usually goes as planned. But when you don't, things can go seriously awry. The CBC's Yvonne Colbert with a story about a Halifax family...and a move that went very wrong.

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How concerned are you about the amount of single-use plastic food packaging?

A new study shows just how many Canadians are motivated to reduce single-use plastic food packaging. Tony Walker is an assistant professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University.

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A for Adventure: Exploring Five Islands to Joggins

Our A for Adventure team shore their ideas for great places to visit from Five Islands Provincial Park to Joggins.

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Dr. Gabrielle Horne calls for independent oversight of medical profession

Dr. Gabrielle Horne is calling for an independent body to review problems in the medical profession.

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Healthcare Hacks #23: The end of the journey

Mary Jane Hampton takes an up close look at medically assisted death. Something with which she and her family have personal experience.

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Lessons from older animals

Dalhousie researchers are using middle-aged mice to figure out how to make older humans less frail.

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Seniors "go home" on virtual bicycles

Residents in a nursing home in Eastern Passage are going on scenic bike rides without ever leaving home. The CBC's Shaina Luck has the details.

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Good news for seals, bad news for skates

Grey seals have made a huge comeback in Atlantic Canada in recent decades. But it's also presenting a remarkable conservation problem. The CBC's Paul Withers has more.

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Paul Sobey says proposed gold mine will destroy the land

Retired businessman Paul Sobey donated a parcel of land along the St. Mary's River to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. He says a proposed gold mine nearby will destroy the area.

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Remembering Doctor Anita Foley

A beloved, long-time family physician in Guysborough has died. Most people in the town and surrounding area came to know Doctor Anita Foley over the decades. Charla Cosgrove is our Community Contact in Guysborough.

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Nature Trust protecting land near potential gold mine

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust just announced it is protecting more land along the St. Mary's River. It's the same area where an Australian company would like to mine for gold.

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Where there is a will there is a law

The courts have weighed in on whether parents have an obligation to look after their children in their will. Our legal columnist Wayne MacKay takes a look at it.

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Healthcare Hacks #22: Helpful supports to provide home-care

The prospect of providing palliative care for a loved one at home can be daunting. But there are supports that make it easier though. Mary Jane Hampton is a consultant and Information Morning's health care columnist.

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A "Pad Party" to highlight challenges getting menstrual products

Two Nova Scotia Community College students are throwing a "pad" party tonight in Yarmouth to raise awareness about the need to support women who can't afford to buy menstrual products. Samara Pemberton and Alyssa Steffens attend the NSCC Burridge Campus in Yarmouth.

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Inspiring future paralympians

The search is on for Canada's next paralympians. Andrew Haley knows from experience what it takes. The Canadian Paralympic Committee is hosting a one day event at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax. They're encouraging people living with a physical or visual impairment to come out and try a sport.

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Hopeful news for Atlantic whitefish

Scientists in Nova Scotia are staving off the extinction of the Atlantic whitefish. CBC Reporter Paul Withers has more.

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How safe is your health information

The CBC's Yvonne Colbert takes a look at how often our health information is breached. And how the privacy commissioner wants to see change.

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A for Adventure: Staycation guide to Annapolis Valley

Another episode of A for Adventure's guide to awesome Nova Scotia. This week the focus is on the Annapolis Valley.

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'Toxic' environment for prison workers

A CBC News Investigation peels back the curtain on what it's like to work in Nova Scotia's federal prisons. An internal report says 'Toxic' Nova Scotia prisons leave workers fearful for their own safety. The CBC's Angela MacIvor has the details.

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Worrying about mainland moose

Nova Scotia's largest land animal is in big trouble. Recent surveys indicate there are likely very few moose left. Information Morning's Phis McGregor has more.

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Sounding the alarm about climate change

Climatologist and long time weather man Dave Philips is sounding the alarm about climate change.

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Ford settles in class action lawsuit

There is now a class action lawsuit settlement for people whose cars were doing some pretty wonky things. Thanks to one man's determination and our consumer affairs reporter, many angry Ford Fiesta and Focus owners are getting a cash settlement. The CBC's Yvonne Colbert has the details.

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Federal NDP candidate shares racism experiences

A Dartmouth NDP candidate is speaking out against bullying after receiving some hateful comments.

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Healthcare Hacks #21: Managing your vaccinations

The virus that is going to get you. Mary Jane Hampton looks at the way widely spread misinformation on vaccines has a negative effect on our health.

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Minister responds to forestry concerns

We heard last week about a forest in Annapolis County that is slated for cutting, and the people who think it's a bad idea. The Lands and Forestry Minister responds to concerns about logging in Annapolis County.

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"fresh water barracuda" bad news for Keji

An invasive species has moved into Kejimikujik, set to cause permanent damage to one of the province's most loved places. What does that mean to the other critters that live in the lakes. The CBC's Paul Withers has more.

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Westfor responds to concerns about old hardwood forest

Westfor responds to cutting old hardwood forest in Annapolis County. Marcus Zwicker is the general manager for Westfor.

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Mi'kmaq nurse named a Rising Star

A Rising Star and a potential bridge between the Mi'kmaq community and the health care system. Meet 25 year old Athanasius Sylliboy.

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Margaretsville has been trying to fix its wharf for several years. Now the case has become more urgent

When last we checked in on Margaretsville, the community was organizing to raise money to fix the local wharf. The project was estimated to cost $190,000, and people were soliciting private donors as well as public funds. Recently the small community on the bay of Fundy commissioned a consultant's report, to find the full scope the problem, and the news is bad. Paul Moase is with the Margaretsville Shore Society.

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Why old forests should be protected

A biologist and a naturalist want the province to halt logging in old forests. They're questioning why the province is allowing industrial forestry in one of Nova Scotia's last remaining old hardwood forests.

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Do students have the right to walk out

Our legal columnist looks at whether school officials have the right to control the protests that students attend.

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The special needs of young adults dealing with cancer

A Dalhousie student who's specializing in cancer diagnosis and treatment for young adults explains why this age group needs a lot more attention.

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Game on for rugby

High school rugby is back. The education department announced yesterday that Rugby Nova Scotia will manage the rest of the season, taking over from the Nova Scotia Schools Athletic Federation. Jack Hanratty is provincial coach with Rugby Nova Scotia.

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A for Adventure: Discover Nova Scotia

S is for stay-cation. Our A for Adventure team are kicking off a series about amazing places to visit right here in Nova Scotia.

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Healthcare Hacks #20: Take advantage of 811

How to properly use the 811 phone service for medical help.

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Climate change makes teens fear for the future

Thinking about the effects of climate change can be overwhelming. That's especially true for young people who are wondering what the future will look like. Thousands of students around the world left their classrooms last week to protest government inaction on climate change. In Nova Scotia several high school students took part in rallies.

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Austrian couple forced to leave Richmond, CB home after being misled on immigration issues

Tom Ayers jioned us with a story about a couple who left their home in Austria, bought property in Richmond County, but are now forced to leave the country after a series of implied and inferred promises.

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High school rugby has been cancelled in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation says it made the decision after a review of head injuries. The Federation says in the last five years, there have been 149 cases of head injury in high school rugby. That's more head injuries than football, hockey and soccer combined. Some parents, coaches and players question the accuracy of that data. Charlotte Thomas is a student and rugby player at West Kings high school in the Valley. She started an online petition to ask the Athletic Federation to rethink its decision.

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New immigration requirements for foreign workers causing headaches for sea food plants

The U.S. crackdown on immigration is endangering Nova Scotia fish plant jobs. The CBC's Paul Withers has the details.

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CBC Forum on policing: African Nova Scotian Justice Institute

CBC brought together a group of people at the Community Y on Gottingen street for a forum on the future of policing. To talk about how police can have a better relationship with the African Nova Scotian community.

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CBC Forum on policing: Community policing

CBC brought together a group of people at the Community Y on Gottingen street for a forum on the future of policing. To talk about how police can have a better relationship with the African Nova Scotian community.

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Biodegradable bags not what you thought

How 'biodegradable' is biodegradable plastic? New research on plastic bags may change what we consider environmentally friendly waste disposal.

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Holy Humour: Reviving a medieval tradition

Find out about the medieval tradition of Holy Humour Sunday. Reverend Den Draak at St. John's United Church is reviving it.

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More battles with Bell

Paying for nothing ... after last week's story about a senior in a squabble with Bell over her cell phone bill, many others have reached out and are in the exact same situation. The CBC's Yvonne Colbert has the details.

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Healthcare Hacks #19: The real healthcare crisis in Nova Scotia

Is 'crisis' the right word to use for the state of health care in this province. Mary Jane Hampton weighs in.

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What does it mean to be Metis

A tale of one name ... two people. Why the Metis nation in Manitoba doesn't acknowledge a Nova Scotia group using the same name. The CBC's Nic Meloney has more.

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Local researchers are designing new hospital gowns.

Hospital staff often get a glowing review. The food can be hit or miss, depending on the institution. But if there's one thing everyone can agree on about their stay in hospital - it's that the finery is not so fine. The duds, are duds. The hospital gown ... is a bummer. Now a partnership between local designers and medical professionals aims to fix that .

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Argument for needle exchange in jails

Jail guards are worried about a needle exchange in a Nova Scotia facility. How do they work in other countries.

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A for Adventure: Peak season for waterfalls

This is a great time of year to see waterfalls. Our A for Adventure team tells us about some beautiful hidden gems.

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Protecting the mysterious Isle Haute

Isle Haute in the Bay of Fundy has just received protection from the federal government. It's the 12th National Wildlife Area in Atlantic Canada.

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What Halifax can learn from Toronto about street checks

Ontario put a moratorium on street checks, then regulated them years ago. Desmond Cole tells us what difference that has made and what it means for Halifax.

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Healthcare Hacks #18: Get to know your pharmacist

Pharmacists can do more to improve your health than you many know. Mary Jane Hampton looks at the role of the pharmacist in today's healthcare system.

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5-pin bowlers heading to Nationals

5-pin bowling used to be a popular sport. Now there are only a few players left in the province. We visit the province's oldest 5-pin bowling alley to meet the members of Nova Scotia's only 5-pin youth bowling league.

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Music streaming challenging for independent artists

Technology has provided a lot of independence for musicians who want to get their music out online. But is music streaming a boon to musicians in Nova Scotia.

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