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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"Generous Space" offers an alternative for people of faith, who are also queer, and who don't feel welcome at church

Church can be complicated for some members of the LGBTQ community. The CBC's Emma Smith tells us about a group called "Generous Space" that offers an alternative for queer Christians.

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Street check moratorium step in right direction

Justice Minister Mark Furey declared a moratorium on street checks yesterday. Robert Wright is a member of the African Nova Scotian Decade for People of African Descent Coalition. He was one of several people who walked out of a working group on street checks, assembled by Minister Furey last week.

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Healthcare Hacks #17: How to ease your provider's burnout

How we as patients can help reduce burnout among our health care providers. Mary Jane Hampton has more.

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Pros and cons of expanding fish farms

Nova Scotia's moratorium on new fish farms has been lifted and international companies are spying opportunities here. The CBC's Paul Withers looks at the issue from a couple of angles.

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Why universities are paying agents to recruit international students

International students make up an increasing proportion of the university student population in Atlantic Canada. A CBC News Investigation has revealed how much universities are paying to help get them here. The CBC's Moira Donovan has the details.

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Chris Elson a Knight of the Order of the Palmes Academique

The French ambassador to Canada was in Halifax to name Chris Elson a Knight of the Order of the Palmes Academique.

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Customers condemn New Minas company

Two European businesses have a salty taste in their mouth after doing business with a Nova Scotia seafood broker. And they're taking online action to share their story. The CBC's Jack Julian has more.

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The aftermath of arrests at Alton Gas site

The RCMP has enforced a court injunction against Mi'kmaw activists at the Alton Gas site. Officers arrested three women and police temporarily blocked the road to the company's construction site. Cheryl Maloney is a political science professor from Sipekne'katik First Nation. Margaret Miller is Nova Scotia's Minister of Environment.

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American researcher on street checks

Professor Michael Benza says street checks can be an effective policing tool, but it's unlikely when police randomly stop innocent people.

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Grim news for mackerel

Lots of people like to fish mackerel in the summer, but DFO says the stocks are in serious decline. The CBC's Paul Withers has more.

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Why nurses are working so much overtime

Nurses say there is too much overtime in their work. And they say it is stressful and dangerous. Tim Guest is Vice-President of Health Services and Chief Nurse Executive for the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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A for Adventure: One bag challenge

Our A for Adventure team have issued a one bag challenge to help clean up the trails. They're asking all of us to pick up trash as we're out and about on local trails.

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Elective surgeries on hold in Yarmouth

A shortage of anesthesiologists in Yarmouth means patients now have to wait for non-emergency surgeries. Chris d'Entremont is the MLA for the area. Cheryl Pugh is the medical executive director co-lead for the Western Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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Healthcare Hacks #16: How to shop for an unregulated healthcare provider

Before you choose a new healthcare provider - one you're paying for - Mary Jane Hampton says check them out. Do your homework when looking for an unregulated healthcare provider.

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Honda CR-V owners not happy with recall options

How a car maker's defect led to a big headache for one family. The CBC's Yvonne Colbert has the story.

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Navigating the Province's forestry map

Some people say when it comes to clear cuts on crown land the province isn't giving the public the whole picture. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor has more.

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A remarkable story of a family divided and then reunited

Stranger than fiction? We hear the tale that beggars belief about a Dartmouth man whose father disappeared under murky circumstances and how they reconnected on another continent. Pauline Dakin has the story.

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Nova Scotia lagging on prenatal education

A CBC News Investigation takes us behind the scenes of the health authority's decision to scrap the Welcome to Parenting website. The CBC's Emma Smith has more.

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An association representing travel media in the Atlantic region is calling on the province to institute a moratorium on clearcutting

Nova Scotia is known for its natural beauty. But travel writers are saying that without a moratorium on clearcutting, the province's wilderness won't be a selling point for long. Helen Earley is the Chair of the Travel Media Association of Canada - Atlantic Chapter. Zack Metcalf is a freelance journalist, columnist and author.

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Healthcare Hacks #15: What happens when you miss a doctor's appointment

What happens when people skip their doctor's appointments and the effect that has on the whole system. Health care columnist Mary Jane Hampton tells us.

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Chief of Pictou Landing First Nation on most recent developments with Northern Pulp

The province says it needs more information to make a decision about Northern Pulp's effluent plan, The miss says it needs more time. The Chief of Pictou Landing First Nation talks about the latest developments.

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Calling for more control of the massage industry

The CBC's Elizabeth McMillan looks into why massage therapy is unregulated in this province.

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A look at the legality of street checks

The Wortley report this week said that street checks are questionable, at best, as a way to fight crime. It also pointed out that a number of people in the African Nova Scotian community believe that street checks are outright illegal. Our legal columnist Wayne MacKay takes a look at street checks.

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Justice Minister not ready to stop street checks

Justice Minister Mark Furey has directed police across the province to stop using street checks as a performance tool or as part of a quota system. Mark Furey speaks with Portia Clark.

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Beyond street checks: What needs to change

An independent report on Halifax Regional Police street checks recommends either banning or changing the practice. The author of the report finds that Black people in Halifax are 6 times more likely to be subjected to police street checks than white people.

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Waiting for changes to police street checks

Later this morning the long awaited report on racial profiling and police street checks will be released. We speak with three men who've experienced the practice first hand and who want to see change.

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A for Adventure: Book early to use provincial parks

Changes to the booking system for provincial campsites should make things easier this year. Our A for Adventure team says don't let last year's experience deter you from summer fun.

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Bill Lahey on clearcutting

The Lahey report could mean a big drop in clearcutting. We ask Bill Lahey when is clear cutting a good idea, ecologically.

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Modern scientists tap into school children's observations from 100 years ago

The intriguing story of a Nova Scotia school superintendent from more than 100 years ago, the observations he asked local kids to make...and how that data is being used by climate scientists now. The CBC's Shaina Luck tells us more.

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Find out how cricket is helping with Halifax's immigrant retention issues

The Nova Scotia Cricket Association is featured in an exhibit at the Pier 21 Immigration museum. Amit Joshi is president of the Nova Scotia Cricket Association. Andrew Irving is vice president.

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Minister of Lands and Forestry stands by Province's plan

Some people in Shelburne County want a moratorium on clear cutting. Minister of Lands and Forestry Iain Rankin responds.

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New ferry service hopes to ease traffic congestion during Quinpool road bridge closure

We heard about a new way of getting to work for people in the Spryfield-Herring Cove area.

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Shelburne County residents say no to clear cutting

More than a thousand people have signed a letter to the Minister of Lands and Forestry. They're calling for a halt to clear-cutting on Shelburne County's crown land. We speak with Carmen Williams.

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Victim of would-be-scammer speaks out

A Nova Scotia woman says she was a victim an an alleged fraudster and she's warning others to be wary. And she says she has spoken with several other alleged victims. Andrea Speranza tells her story.

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Donations pour in for lung transplant patient

There's been an outpouring of support in the last week for lung transplant patients from our region. Since we broadcast Natalie Jarvis's situation, people have been sending money, food and even offering rooms in their homes for her and others who have to go to Toronto to wait for a match. The CBC's Carolyn Ray has the update.

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Travellers frustrated with local tour company

Road to nowhere ... we hear about some local travellers who've been trying to get their money back for tours they paid for but never took. The CBC's Yvonne Colbert has their story.

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Worries over another sink hole near Oxford

Geologists are still waiting on money to properly survey the large sinkhole that appeared last summer. But there's now another depression near the Trans-Canada Highway at Oxford that people are getting worried about. Mike Johnson is the Regional Emergency Management Coordinator for Cumberland County.

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A conversation with an ER doctor about what it's like to treat patients with mental illness

Advocates in Nova Scotia are pleading for better supports for families who are struggling with mental illness. Last week on the program, we heard the story of Russ and Yanna Conway. Their 24-year-old son Garrett took his own life last year ... hours after being released from a Halifax hospital. To find out how and what decisions are made when a patient arrives at the ER, we turned to the Halifax Infirmary. Dr. Samir Bhalla is an emergency psychiatrist. Dr. Sam Campbell is chief of the hospital's emergency department.

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The Cost of Breathing, Part 2 - the hope of new technology to allow lung transplants closer to home

Yesterday reporter Carolyn Ray explored a grim choice. Some are choosing palliative care over a lung transplant because they cannot afford to wait on stand-by in Toronto. But an incredible piece of technology is hoping to help people get a transplant closer to home.

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The search for justice for Soleiman Faqiri

A little over two years ago Faqiri died in an Ontario jail, after he'd been put in solitary confinement. An eye witness said a half-dozen guards were responsible for his death, but police said there were no grounds to lay charges. His family is now suing the Province of Ontario, its correctional services, and the individual guards. His brother, Yusuf Faqiri, is in Halifax to give a talk tonight as part of a national tour.

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The Cost of Breathing, Part 1 - choosing palliative care over lung transplant because of cost

Most patients in Nova Scotia who require a lung transplant have to travel out of province - and put up a lot of money waiting for a match. Some are choosing palliative care instead, as CBC Reporter Carolyn Ray explains.

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A for Adventure wants you to think "B" is for March Break

Our A for Adventure team of Jan and Chris shares their tips for making sure this years March Break is super fun and adventurous!

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Healthcare Hacks #14: Call an ambulance

Mary Jane Hampton gives us some essential information on ambulance rides.

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Re-examining the role of Canada's involuntary soldiers in the First World War

Many Canadians think the conscripted soldiers who fought in the First World War were lazy or self-centred. Colonel Patrick Dennis has a very different opinion. He's the author of book that honours those soldiers.

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New guidelines for pap tests

Upping the age for when women should start getting pap tests. The CBC's Elizabeth McMillan tells us about the changes to the guidelines for cervical cancer screenings.

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Workers' compensation adjusting to cannabis claims

A CBC News Investigation has found that workers' compensation is slowly opening up to the idea of cannabis. For one Nova Scotia woman, getting cannabis approved through WCB has been a long battle. The CBC's Angela MacIvor has more.

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Tackling Ableism

Two disabilities studies scholars tell us why they think a recent Human Rights Commission decision was flawed.

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Halifax Mayor Mike Savage weighs in on sidewalk ploughing in the HRM

We spoke with Halifax Mayor Mike Savage about the difficulty people are having this week on the sidewalks and bike paths of the city.

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Parents plea for better mental health services

Parents of a 24 year old man who walked out of a Halifax hospital in 2018 and took his own life is pleading for better mental health services for families struggling with mental illness. A petition calling for an inquiry into the hiring practices of mental health directors at the health authority was presented at Province House.

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HRM councillor adds voice to complaints about sidewalk clearing

People have been taking to social media to voice their complaints about sidewalk clearing in Halifax. Shawn Cleary is the councillor for District 9.

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Healthcare Hacks #13: Planned medical treatments out of province

Sometimes people travel specifically to get medical treatment out of province, and that brings its own set of concerns. Mary Jane Hampton looks at that.

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Human Trafficking on the Rise

Reporter David Burke has this look at what police are doing to battle the growing problem.

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A "joke" that went too far on live TV, and whether it's sexual assault

CBC Reporter Chris Glover was doing a live TV hit in Toronto when Comedian Boyd Banks began kissing and licking him. Many people say Banks should be charged with sexual assault. Wayne MacKay is Information Morning's legal columnist.

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Who knew something as small as a wood chip would have such a huge impact on an industry?

As we've heard, many people who work in Nova Scotia's forest industry say their jobs will be in jeopardy if the Northern Pulp Mill closes. The company buys wood chips from the province's sawmills. If there's no market for the wood chips, many sawmill owners say they'll struggle to survive. And they say it will lead to job losses for truckers and wood harvesters. But there IS another pulp mill in the province. Earlier this week, Port Hawkesbury Paper confirmed ITS pulpwood supply is low. And they've had to buy wood and wood chips from New Brunswick and Quebec. Jeff Bishop is the executive director of Forest Nova Scotia.

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Cape Breton family accused of scamming CRA

Four members of a Cape Breton family are headed to court on charges of tax fraud. The CRA says they not only fabricated their sales numbers, even the street names for companies they purported to do business with don't exist. The CBC's Richard Cuthbertson has more.

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Race relations panel: What it will take to ease tension between African Nova Scotians and municipalities

From street checks to hiring practices, when it comes to race relations, municipalities in Nova Scotia have a ways to go. A group of black professionals and politicians will get together to talk about race relations in municipal governments in Nova Scotia.

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Uncertain future for South Shore bus service

It took years for the South Shore to get a bus service to a Halifax, so why are so few people catching a ride?

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A for Adventure: Teaching new Canadians how to embrace winter

Our A for Adventure team are showing new Canadians how to have fun outside in the wintertime.

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Healthcare Hacks #12: Make sure you're covered out of province

Travelling out of province or maybe out of the country? We have some healthcare hacks that could save you a lot of money if you have a healthcare emergency while you are there. Mary Jane Hampton has the details.

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The mystery of the hidden chamber

Archaeologists working at Province House have made an unexpected discovery. The CBC's Jean Laroche has the details.

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New details about Northern Pulp effluent

An environmental lawyer shares new information about Northern Pulp's proposal to send treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait. Jamie Simpson is an environmental lawyer in Halifax.

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The province's stand on Northern Pulp

Premier Stephen McNeil talks about the concerns people have surrounding Northern Pulp.

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MP Sean Fraser considers an environmental assessment at Northern Pulp

Many people are asking the federal government to conduct its own environmental assessment of Northern Pulp's proposed new treatment facility to replace the one at Boat Harbour. Sean Fraser is MP for the riding of Central Nova.

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Northern Pulp: The future of the mill will affect communities near and far

Information Morning's Portia Clark broadcasts a special program from the deCoste Centre in Pictou.

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Healthcare Hacks #11: Know your source

In the information age, one constant problem we face is getting the wrong information. Some people deliberately spread misinformation and often, too many of us believe it. Healthcare columnist Mary Jane Hampton has more.

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A group of autistic young people who connect by fighting evil-doers

Groups from Autism Nova Scotia meet regularly at Cape and Cowl Comics in Lower Sackville to play Dungeons and Dragons, the fantasy role playing game. Information Morning's Jerry West stopped by recently, to check out the carnage.

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A tour of Northern Pulp Mill

We take a tour of the Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou County to find out how kraft pulp is made, and how the company treats its waste water at Boat Harbour. Later. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor takes us there.

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Clearwater faces more fall out from last year's fisheries conviction

An organization that rates seafood sustainability, MSC, has dropped Clearwater's off-shore lobster fishery from its list of recommended fisheries. CBC Reporter Paul Withers explains.

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One man's mission to get answers from Diabetes Canada

One man's mission to get answers from one of the country's largest charities. A vlounteer is raising questions about how the charity dealt with missing money. The CBC's Yvonne Colbert tells us about a very determined volunteer.

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Why Judy Wilson Raybolt can't comment on SNC Lavalin case

Canada's former justice minister says she can't comment on the SNC Lavalin case because of solicitor-client priviledge. Our legal columnist Wayne MacKay tells us more.

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Researcher says sexual violence is apart of sports culture

Changing the game; a local researcher points to a link between sports culture and sexualized violence. And has some suggestions for what to do about it.

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Challenging the Premier's point of view

Our political columnist Brian Flinn combs through what the Premier and the opposition are saying about secrecy and freedom of information.

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Healthcare Hacks #10: Talk to the anesthetist

Behind every great surgeon is another important and often overlooked member of the surgical team. Mary Jane Hampton tells us why it's a good idea for you to speak with your anesthetist before going under.

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Premier says it would be bad for business to release ferry details

Freedom of Information and the refusal to release. Premier Stephen McNeil explains why his government is fighting the release of information about the CAT Ferry.

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Sailors say new Coast Guard vessels make them seasick

Too tippy to be at sea? A CBC Investigation points to problems with the 'hero' class of Coast Guard Vessels. The CBC's Paul Withers tells us more.

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Music fans and friends rally to support Name the Twins

Music fans were saddened to hear recently that Robbie Smith of the duo, Naming the Twins, is terminally ill. The news hit especially hard in Shelburne, which is home to Smith and his musical partner Kathleen Glauser. Louise Lindsay is Information morning's community contact there.

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Antigonish Sister speaks out about newly admitted sexual abuse of nuns at the hands of Catholic priests

Another scandal in the Catholic Church, as the Pope admits nuns are abused at the hands of priests. We hear some thoughts on going forward from a Sister of St Martha.

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Promoters still confident CFL stadium will be a success

Pitching a more palatable price tag for a CFL stadium. We speak with Anthony LeBlanc a member of the Atlantic Schooners group about shaving $50 million off its stadium proposal for Halifax.

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3 months after her death, Audrey Parker is calling for change to right-to-life law

Three months after Audrey Parker's death,a new petition calls on government to pass Auds Amendment.

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A for Adventure: Put your smarphone away

S is for Social Media - and whether to post while enjoying the great outdoors. Our A for Adventure team talk about lessons learned doing 100 days of adventure for the second time.

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Healthcare Hacks #9: Using the right words to get the right home care

Navigating one of the most confusing times of life. Mary Jane Hampton tells us the best way to get home care services when you need them.

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Card holders frustrated over losing PC Optimum points

If you collect PC Optimum points, you might want to check your balance. The CBC's Yvonne Colbert tells us how some people have seen their accounts emptied out.

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40 years in the legal profession

After 40 years in the legal profession, Chief Justice Michael MacDonald is retiring.

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A new type of Environmental Impact Assessment

Researchers have created a road map for determining how a development project will affect climate change.

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Taken in 60's Scoop, Audrey Mayes recounts her reunion with family

For 18 years, Audrey Mayes never lost hope that she'd find her way back home. The Mi'kmaw woman from Sipekne'katik tells the story of her tearful reunion with her family.

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Taken from her family in 60's Scoop

A survivor of the Sixties Scoop tells us what it was like to be separated from her Mi'kmaw community for 18 years. Audrey Mayes never lost hope that she would find her way home.

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Visible minorities still more likely to be street checked

Halifax police are performing fewer street checks, but visible minorities are still disproportionally targeted. The CBC's Jack Julian has the details.

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Healthcare Hacks #8: How to complain effectively

How to complain about health care in a way that will be heard. Mary Jane Hampton says don't start with the Health Minister.

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Donnie Taylor's family says palliative staff "hastened" his death

The family of Donnie Taylor allege palliative care staff left him without oxygen for 13 hours and caused him to suffer. They blame the Truro hospital for what they call his "hastened" death. The CBC's Angela MacIvor has more.

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Blame Ottawa for municipal salary increase

Some municipal officials are voting to raise their salaries, even though they won't be taking home more money. The CBC's Pam Berman explains what's happening and why.

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How the courts view teacher student relationships

Why criminal charges involving teachers harming students occupy a special place in the legal world. Our legal expert Wayne MacKay says it's all about trust.

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Talking trade with three of Canada's leading experts

Collateral damage ... Canada and its economy are being buffeted by forces beyond our control. Three of Canada's big thinkers on trade are in Halifax for a conference today. They are here to talk Trump, China, Brexit and how our economy is going to survive it all.

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A for Adventure: Enjoy snowy hikes

S is for snow shoes and H is for hike. Our A for Adventure team talk about their top snow shoe hikes in the province.

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Healthcare Hacks #7: Push back against advice

A cautionary tale in this Healthcare Hack. Mary Jane Hampton tells us why you can trust your gut when it comes to your family and the health care system.

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New policy for immigrant children in care

The case of former child refugee Abdoul Abdi has led to changes in how Nova Scotia treats children in care. The CBC's Shaina Luck has more.

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In Canada, justice is supposed to be for all. But there are barriers to that

In Canada, everyone is supposed to be equal before and under the law. In practice, many people face obstacles getting access to justice. A new institute in Nova Scotia will try to tackle some of those barriers. Ilana Luther is the executive director of the Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia.

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Judge weighs in on gun violence

One story about the devastating effect of gun violence and how a local judge used a sentencing hearing to issue a call to action. The CBC's Elizabeth Chiu has more.

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