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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A mother's story of pulling her daughter out of human trafficking

CBC Reporter Preston Mulligan tells us how one mother managed to get her daughter back from human traffickers.

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Big changes coming to teacher record checks

The Minister of Education plans to introduce new legislation for teachers. The goal is to target those under criminal investigation. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor has the details.

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Healthcare Hacks 4: ER 101

Mary Jane Hampton helps take the stress out of emergency department visits.

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ServiCom manager optimistic about a new buyer

It has been a tough few days for more than 600 people who worked at the ServiCom call centre in Sydney. Employees found out Thursday that they were out of a job. Todd Riley is the Director of Operations for ServiCom.

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Halterm sale changes shipping industry

The shipping industry in this province could be in for some big changes if CN buys the Halifax container terminal.

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Harder than ever to find a place to rent in Halifax

An urban planner explains why there are so many rental properties being built in Halifax but fewer places for people to live.

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Breaking down the divide between academics and the public at large

Canadian professors and researchers are busily working on various studies and projects. Often their research is in the public interest. But many post-secondary researchers have a hard time explaining the importance of their work, and how it might inform policy discussions. Dalhousie University has just revealed an experimental program run out of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Colin Conrad and Emily Pelley are two of Dal's first-ever "Public Scholars".

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Minister of Lands and Forestry outlines clear cutting Policy

The province says it will move towards more ecological forestry. Minister of Lands and Forestry Iain Rankin takes our questions.

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A for Adventure: Winter fun in Wentworth

Our A for Adventure team is excited about winter coming and they can't wait to go ski-touring in Wentworth.

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Healthcare Hacks 3: Navigating Specialists Appointments

Your family doctor says it's time to see a specialist. What do you do next? Information Morning's health columnist Mary Jane Hampton has some suggestions for ways to improve the experience.

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Mahone Bay parents unhappy with school officials

A principal who was put on leave is back, but parents in Mahone Bay still want answers. And an investigation into their regional centre of education. CBC's Emma Smith has the details.

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Celebrating 50 years since watershed political gathering of African Nova Scotians

On November 30th 1968, more than 400 African Nova Scotians met at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library to discuss discrimination and political self-determination. Isaac Saney is organizing an event tonight at the same library to look back on the legacy of that 1968 gathering.

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The new Cuban ambassador to Canada

Cuba's new ambassador to Canada is in Halifax this week. Josefina Vidal was also in charge of negotiations a few years ago, as the Obama administration looked to thaw relations with Cuba. She dropped by our studio.

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First Nations leaders and organizations from across Atlantic Canada attended a summit on self-government in Halifax

Indigenous leaders from across the country gathered in Halifax this week to talk about self government. The three-day summit was sponsored in part by the Assembly of First Nations. And a number of Atlantic Canadian First Nations organizations. CBC Indigenous Unit reporter Nic Meloney attended and reported on the event.

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People and businesses should do more to have power back-ups when the lights go out, says energy scientist

Almost 250,000 customers in Nova Scotia lost their electricity yesterday, despite only a dusting of snow in some areas. But Wayne Groszko says it's up to us to plan accordingly for outages. He's an applied energy research scientist at NSCC.

Download People and businesses should do more to have power back-ups when the lights go out, says energy scientist
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Remembering Dave (The Dream) Defiagbon

Former Nova Scotian boxer David Defiagbon is dead at 48. Friend and mentor Wayne Gordon shares some memories.

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Stuck in a car for four days

Up to her axles in mud...a woman from Hubbards talks about her ordeal, stuck for almost four days in a car in rural Iowa.

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Yarmouth still reeling after parade tragedy

People in Yarmouth are still reeling after a four year old was killed in the Santa Clause parade this past weekend.

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Healthcare Hacks 2: Getting test results

It's an old adage that no news is good news. When it's applied to your medical test though, that might not be the case. Healthcare columnist Mary Jane Hampton looks at this issue.

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Trying to rescue Brett

The busy and dangerous winter lobster season starts soon. The CBC's Brett Ruskin got a first hand look at what happens when a fisherman needs to be rescued.

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Donna Hurlburt

There are 71 species at risk in Nova Scotia. And one woman in charge of biodiversity in the Province.

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Making dumping day safer

The most dangerous day of the year for lobster fishermen is dumping day. Find out what's being done to make dumping day safer for everyone involved.

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Beware of snow clearing scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning people to do their homework before spending money on snow ploughing. CEO and president of BBB for the Atlantic region Peter Moorhouse offers some tips on hiring a snow removal service.

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Getting Involved

Ways you can get involved with helping save endangered and threatened species in Nova Scotia.

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What the legal system can do to tackle a culture that makes school bullying rampant

From St. Michael's College School in Toronto to Glace Bay High, teens are making videos of themselves doing horrible things to their classmates. Information Morning's legal columnist Wayne MacKay tells us what the legal system can do.

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Plants and Lichens

Today on our series about species at risk we talk about plants and lichens and the dangers they face. And why that is bad news for humans.

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Fresh Water species

Of all the creatures we've discussed in our species at risk series, none may be more vulnerable than the Atlantic Whitefish. Today we're looking at that critically endangered species.

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Healthcare Hacks: Patients taking control

Our healthcare columnist Mary Jane Hampton passes on some lessons that might make your medical experience better.

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Reptiles

Acadia University Professor Steve Mockford talks about turtles and snakes at risk of extinction in Nova Scotia.

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Retiring Truro doctor worries about the patients he leaves behind

A doctor in Truro says he's had no luck trying to find a replacement for himself. He will be retiring and giving up his practice and his patients in a few weeks.

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Many are wondering why the province hasn't yet responded to an independent forestry review, released in August

Checking in with William Lahey. We ask the author of the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia why he thinks so many people are interested in his report.

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Birds

What's threatening vulnerable bird species in Nova Scotia?

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Insects

A conservation zoologist tells us why we should care about insect species that are disappearing.

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No easy way to resolve boundary disputes

It's your land until someone says it isn't. CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us about one man's boundary dispute.

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Mainland moose

Today, as part of our series on species at risk in Nova Scotia, we're going to talk about the moose. They are the largest land mammal in the province, and on the mainland, they're facing imminent extinction. Clifford Paul is the moose management coordinator for Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources in Cape Breton.

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Jail staff neglected policies days before Clayton Cromwell's death

Staff at Burnside jail didn't properly follow drug and search policies in the days before Clayton Cromwell's death. That's according to an internal memo obtained by CBC. The CBC's Angela MacIvor has more.

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Species At Risk in Nova Scotia - series launch

A recent study indicates our planet has lost 60 per cent of its wildlife populations since 1970, and we're on track to lose many more. We're zeroing in on species at risk in Nova Scotia, with a series of conversations. Karen Beazley is a professor at the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University.

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Community Services responds to concerns over lack of support for people with disabilities

We heard last week about that case before NS Human Rights Commission and the case of Jen Powley who has multiple sclerosis but doesn't want to go into long-term care. Joe Rudderham is executive director of the Disability Support Program with Community Services.

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A Nova Scotian's struggle to live independently, and how the Province is failing her

Jen Powley has multiple sclerosis and is now getting to the point where she needs more help. But she doesn't want to be institutionalised. Halifax Journalist Stephen Kimber outlined her story in a recent piece for the Halifax Examiner.

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Raymond Plourde from the Ecology Action Centre says the province is better at protecting the forestry industry than the forests

Raymond Plourde from the Ecology Action Centre says the province needs to put Nova Scotia's forests ahead fo the forestry industry.

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Ecologist says forests in crisis

An ecologist says Nova Scotia's forests are in trouble and current forestry practices have created a crisis.

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The road back: Recovering from ATV Injury

An ATV was a big part of Johnny Kenyon's life, so it's no surprise he's struggling to get back on one after a life-altering injury. CBC Reporter Jack Julian has his story.

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An independent forestry review calls for a decrease in clear cutting. Yet the province has just approved new clear cuts. We'll speak with the minister of Lands and forestry.

An independent review says there should be less clear-cutting in Nova Scotia. But as we heard yesterday, the government has issued a new licence for Westfor to cut trees on crown land. We ask Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin about that.

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Westfor says it's just following the provincial guidelines when it clear cuts a forest

While Nova Scotians wait to hear how the province will respond to an independent forestry review, Westfor has just signed another one-year agreement with the province to cut trees on crown land in south-west Nova. We speak with the company's general manager Marcus Zwicker.

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Questions over Coast Guard research ship and the larger shipbuilding program

For more than 50 years the Canadian Coast Guard ship Hudson has gathered information about the ocean. The Coast Guard is hoping to squeeze a few more years of service from her. The CBC's Paul Withers explains.

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A Nova Scotia woman is upset to learn that a clear cut she fought to stop has been given the green light

Some people in Shelburne County are upset that the province has approved a clear cut on 260 hectares of forested crown land. The area is made up of eight parcels of land, near Wagner's Lake in Middle Clyde, Shelburne County. Last week the province gave the Westfor consortium the go ahead to cut on that land. More than 300 people from the local area signed a petition earlier this year opposing the clear cut. Shelly Hipson wrote that petition.

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Fatal Fun: CBC Investigates ATV deaths in Atlantic Canada

A CBC Investigation spent months combing through data to compile the number of accidental deaths due to off-road vehicles in Atlantic Canada. Reporter Jack Julian takes us through the very sobering numbers.

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A first hand account of the horrors of anti-semitism

Echoes of the past ... a Holocaust survivor and former war orphan talks about the destruction hate can cause. Maxwell Smart first came through Halifax seventy years ago after his family was killed by the Nazis. He now lives in Montreal.

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Contract faculty on the rise

A new study looks at how common it is for universities to use part-time staff and what that means for workers and students.

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Door decoration raises question of racism at NSCC

A door decoration at the NSCC campus is raising concerns among black educators who say resistance from some people to even recognise it as racist is part of the problem.

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Get involved with conservation

Our A for Adventure team says if you get involved with a natural place you'll be more likely to care about it.

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Fear for Brazil's future

Brazilians voted to elect a far-right president on the weekend. Many expressed concerns with his extreme rhetoric. But others see him as a solution to the challenges facing Brazil. We hear a local perspective on the election.

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A local university student speaks at a UN conference on food security

It's a long way from Dartmouth to the United Nations Committee on World Food Security in Rome. Cassie Hayward made the trip recently thanks to an NGO - or non-governmental organization - she helped found. She's only 21 years old. And still in school at the University of Kings College.

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Ford frustration

Some people who own Fords have parked their vehicles because they say they're too dangerous to drive. The CBC's Consumer reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us about the problems.

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The ethics of DNA tests

Cafe Scientifique invites people to discuss the issues around DNA testing.

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Chef's story of courage, survival and love

Eduardo Garcia's life is the focus of an incredible new documentary playing at Devour.

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Nova Scotia doctor recruiters hope to build on success

Two members of Nova Scotia's physician recruitment team explain how a fast-track system for physicians could help to bring more international medical recruits to the province.

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Pitching Nova Scotia to U.K. doctors

In February, CBC Nova Scotia took you on The Search. An exclusive look at our doctor shortage and possible solutions. Well today, we're revisiting The Search with a trip overseas. The CBC's Carolyn Ray reports back from a job fair for doctors in London England.

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After the PC race, healing must begin

We're days away from knowing who will be the next leader of the PC party of Nova Scotia. Legislature reporter Jean Laroche says the leadership race is the easy part. It's healing the wounds afterwards that's hard.

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Documentary argues that burning biomass for electricity is worse for the environment than coal

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a bleak picture of climate change in its recent report. The document says we face a possible disaster if we don't cut carbon emissions by 45 per cent in the next 12 years. A key part of that solution lies in our forests, says Mary Booth. She has a PhD in ecology, and is director of the NGO Partnership for Policy Integrity. And she's one of the people featured in the documentary "Burned," which is currently touring the province.

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A perspective on pardons for people with marijuana convictions in Canada

One story dominated the news in Canada last week - the legalization of marijuana. And it eclipsed a momentous occasion in Halifax that had some interesting parallels to the cannabis story. In this commentary, Jackie Barkley explains.

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Sex ed in schools not doing enough for transgender students

We've come a long way over the years with sex ed in schools. But some high school students say they're being left out of the story when it comes to sex ed in the province. The CBC's David Burke explains.

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Worried about search and rescue in South West Nova

A serving member of the Canadian Coast Guard speaks out about the condition of the rescue vessels available to help people in South West Nova. The CBC's Paul Withers has more.

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Encouraging people of colour to try surfing

Nova Scotia has some of the best surfing beaches in the country, but if you look closely at the people on the boards you may notice something. Almost none of them are black or brown. The CBC's Sherri Borden Colley has been looking at why that is and how to change it.

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Producing the (now legal) pot

We'll find out what it takes to become a licensed marijuana producer.

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Periods shouldn't hurt, lobbying for better care for endometriosis

Endometriosis is extremely painful. It's really common, it affects one in ten women. And there's no cure. In fact depending on where you live, it can be hard to get access to effective treatment. The CBC's Emma Smith has been looking into this.

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Stella Bowles book encourages kids to get involved

She's just 14 years old and she's already spearheaded a campaign to clean up the LaHave River. Stella Bowles now has a book for young people to get them involved in environmental activism.

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Making crosswalks safer for pedestrians

As of this week, pedestrians will get a head start at some of the HRM's busiest intersections. A planning professor talks about leading pedestrian intervals.

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Holding plastic producers accountable

Recycling and plastic bag bans reduce the amount of waste we produce, but a researcher says they can't compete with the tide of plastic flowing from plastic producers. Carroll Muffett is the President and CEO of the Centre for International Environmental Law.

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Many people will remember the day six years ago when the tall ship Bounty was lost in a hurricane. Geoff D'Eon has written a book about the ship's storied past

Six years ago this month, the tall ship, The Bounty, sank during a hurricane off the coast of North Carolina. The captain and one crew member died. The rest of the crew were plucked from the sea by US Coast Guard helicopters. But the story of the Bounty goes back hundreds of years before that tragic journey. A few years ago Geoff D'Eon directed an award-winning film called "Bounty: Into the hurricane". He's now written a book -- "Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All".

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HRM is investigating a possible toxic algae bloom in an urban lake

Earlier this year many were shocked to hear about the three dogs that died in New Brunswick. They had all been swimming in a river contaminated with blue-green algae. Now, people who live near Oathill Lake in Dartmouth are concerned after blue-green algae was spotted there. HRM has taken lake water samples to test for toxicity, but the results aren't in yet. In the meantime the city has posted signs warning people not to swim or drink the lake water, and to keep their pets away from the water. Terry Rowell is a retired biologist who's lived on the lake for 48 years.

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Supporters seek justice for nail gun victim

The recent incident of a young black man shot with a nail gun while on the job, has sparked outrage in his community. Angee Bowden is one of the people organizing rallies to support him.

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The case for a provincial ban on plastic bags

Many of us take cloth bags to the grocery store every week, and yet there are still a lot of plastic bags walking out the door. Some say only a provincial ban will make a difference. CBC Reporter Paul Palmeter has more.

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Ocearch defends the practise of chumming

Last week we heard from scientists and surfers concerned with the chumming practises of a research vessel tracking white sharks off Nova Scotia. Today we speak with the chief science officer for that vessel.

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Pictou County groups welcoming seven Syrian families

Two refugee sponsorship groups are preparing to welcome seven Syrian families to Nova Scotia's Pictou County. They say having so many people arrive at once, will actually make their job easier. Sarah MacIntosh Wiseman is Chair of the Pictou County Safe Harbour.

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Wayne MacKay looks at the legal issues around the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court over the weekend. The battle over his future highlighted deep political divisions in the U.S. But it also raised a number of legal issues. Wayne MacKay takes a look at those.

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Should shark researchers be chumming the water?

Ocearch researchers are tagging sharks and share their data with the public online. Ocerch is currently on an expedition off our coast and some people on the South Shore are concerned about how they're catching the sharks.

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Critics say province in conflict of interest over Pictou pulp mill

The Friends of Northumberland Strait say it's time for the province to walk away from an environmental assessment of the Pictou mill project.

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Former inmates launch suit over solitary confinement

Former inmates are suing the justice department for its use of solitary confinement. Robert Bailey is one of the plaintiffs. Michael Dull is his lawyer.

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Woman with service dog denied cab ride

A Halifax woman is speaking out after a taxi driver at the Halifax airport refused her and her guide dog. Shelley Adams gives us the details.

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Pilots worry about drones flying into airspace

It's illegal to fly a drone next to an airport, but people keep doing just that. More and more drones across the country are flying into the restricted airspace. Transport Canada has seen a spike in those numbers since the agency started recording them four years ago. Pilots see the drones as a serious risk. The CBC's David Burke has more.

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N.S. advocate for sexual assault survivors reacts to yesterday's Blasey Ford/Kavanaugh hearing at U.S. Senate

Christine Blasey Ford yesterday testified in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Brett Kavanaugh then gave his own testimony, denying Blasey Ford's allegations. Jackie Stevens is Executive Director of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.

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More on ultrasounds, efforts to speed up abortion queues in Nova Scotia

Access to abortions has improved greatly in recent years, but there are still barriers according to some -- including ultrasound tests to determine how far along a pregnancy is. Dr. Mark Taylor is interim VP of Medicine for Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kim Munroe is the director responsible for the Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic.

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Abortion availability in Nova Scotia, and the role of ultrasound machines

Wolfville Family Physician Dr. Andrea Mossman says the shortage of family doctors has complicated the picture for abortions in Nova Scotia. Sarah Baddeley chairs LEAF Halifax, the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund.

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NSHA says Information Morning's show in Digby Neck is making it harder to recruit rural doctors

Last Friday, we heard from Tony Kelly of the Digby Area Health Coalition about barriers to primary care in the community. Then the NSHA sent us a letter with concerns about that message for doctor recruitment. Lynn Edwards and Rick Gibson of NSHA Primary Health Care signed that letter.

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Our A for Adventure team is "E" for electric this week

Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre are touring the Nova Scotia coast of the Bay of Fundy in an electric car, and they're here to tee that up.

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CBC News Investigation into abuse at long-term care homes in Nova Scotia

CBC Reporter Elizabeth McMillan has reviewed records obtained through Freedom of Information legislation and spoke with families about their experiences. She has found a spike in the documented cases of abuse over the last year.

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Colchester Sexual Assault Centre says it needs more funding and resources, but hasn't received them so far

People who help survivors of sexual violence in Truro are asking for more help from the Province. They want sexual assault nurse examiners in their community. Margaret Maugher is a trauma therapist with the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre.

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Digby Neck Collective building and inspiring optimism

Can do attitude. Gwen Wilson is one of the organizers of the Digby Neck Collective.

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Information Morning Part 3 Friday Sept 21 - Portia Clark returns to Sandy Cove

Information Morning is on the road. The show comes to you from Sandy Cove on the Digby Neck. Portia Clark returns to where she grew up.

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Information Morning Hour 2 Friday Sept 21 - Portia Clark returns to Sandy Cove

Information Morning is on the road. The show comes to you from Sandy Cove on the Digby Neck. Portia Clark returns to where she grew up.

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Information Morning Hour 1 Friday Sept 21 - Portia Clark returns to Sandy Cove

Information Morning is on the road. The show comes to you from Sandy Cove on the Digby Neck. Portia Clark returns to where she grew up.

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Leila's Lodge a labour of love for Digby Neck pastor

A labour of love. A couple in Tiddville have opened a seniors home, to give room and board to people who would otherwise be all alone.

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Student sent to drunk tank says he was not intoxicated

A night on the town in Halifax became a nightmare for a university student. He says he wasn't drunk, but he ended up in the drunk tank for the night. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor has more.

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NS woman choosing to die earlier than she wants due to "extreme" assisted-dying law

Hear why Canada's assisted dying law is making some people end things before they would like to. One terminally ill woman says that's going to bring about her death earlier than if the condition weren't part of the law. Audrey Parker spoke with the CBC's Kayla Hounsell about medical assistance in dying.

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Introducing CBC Kids News

CBC's new website for kids news went live this week. We talk to Nina Corfu one of the producers behind the site.

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Trans fat ban finally happening

This week Canada finally banned trans fat at the grocery store. Laurie Wadsworth is a professor of human nutrition at St. FX University in Antigonish. She was a member of the Trans Fat Task Force which delivered its report to the federal minister of health in 2006.

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Senator Kim Pate says Joshua Evans should have been put in care, not jail.

We spoke with Senator Kim Pate about the case of a man who died in the Burnside jail last week.

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A former youth advocate explains how the position could help children and caretakers in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is weighing whether to hire a child and youth advocate. We heard what the job entails, from someone who used to do it.

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Minister Iain Rankin on proposed clearcut

Minister of Lands and Forestry Iain Rankin responds to concerns about a proposed clearcut in Upper Vaughn, N.S., after a hunter said it might hurt endangered species.

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