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Making sense of political advertising rules
Parsing the fine print around what charities and third parties can and can't advertise during the fall federal election.
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Sinkhole closes Oxford park for good
The sinkhole in Oxford is here to stay. And more sinkholes may be on the way.
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3D crosswalk raises safety concerns
A Dartmouth man is in a stand-off with the city over the removal of his street art. Doug Carlton was out defending his 3D crosswalk from a clean-up crew.
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Transgender woman complains of treatment in police custody
A transgender woman is speaking out after a night in police custody that she says violated her dignity and privacy.
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Why are recreational planes so deadly?
There have been dozens of air plane crashes in Canada this year, though you may not have heard about most of them. The CBC's David Burke explains why, and what aviation experts are saying about it.
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Canadians want more online health services -- but many hurdles remain with making that a reality
A recent poll indicates most Canadians would like access to online health services. But new doctors can't join the online portal for family physicians here in NS because the company managing it chose not to renew its contract. Dr. Gerard MacDonald is an ear, nose and throat surgeon and sits on the Info and Tech steering committee with Doctors Nova Scotia.
The IWK is looking for a new therapeutic clown -- but the job is no joke
The IWK's long-time therapeutic clown Buddington -- real name Cleve Sauer -- is stepping down after 13 years of working with kids at the Halifax hospital. He tells us what it's like to do that work -- and what prospective candidates should think about if they want to fill his clown shoes.
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Unpacking the political spin in the lead up to the fall federal election.
All the major parties seem to be in campaign mode, even though the writ hasn't yet dropped. Amy Thurlow is a professor in Communications and Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University. She unpacks the election messaging so far.
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Chrystia Freeland on Liberal record, defends Trudeau on SNC affair
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Halifax to speak with local business leaders about the so-called "new NAFTA" deal. We spoke with her about that, and the report from the Ethics Commissioner into the SNC affair.
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A family doctor has opened an opiate replacement clinic out of his family practice in Liverpool
One rural community in Nova Scotia is responding to the opioid crisis in a new way, we spoke to Doctor Andrew Blackadar about why he opened an opiate replacement clinic in his family practice.
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What the new UN climate report on land use could mean for growers here in Nova Scotia.
You may love your hamburgers, but a new UN report says how we use our land right now is driving climate change. We spoke to a researcher about what that could mean for Nova Scotia.
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CBRM businesses are attempting to curb intravenous drug use in washrooms with a change in lighting
Some businesses in the CBRM have decided to deal with the problem of people using intravenous drugs in public washrooms by installing blue lighting.
A photographer in the Annapolis Valley is mapping all of the abandoned roads in the area
For most people, a 'no road maintenance' sign means they should turn around. But for Steve Skafte, it's music to his ears. We heard about his project mapping abandoned roads.
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It's alive! A musical adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein... performed around a fire.
On a cliff overlooking the Bay of Fundy, one theatre company is telling the classic story of Mary
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Northumberland Fishermen's Association reacts to UNIFOR's call to allow Northern Pulp to build an effluent treatment plant in Pictou county
UNIFOR wants the province to let Northern Pulp get on with its effluent treatment plant. We asked what local fishermen think of that.
A conversation with one of The Art Of Disability festival's performers, DJ Ace
Art is an important way to connect with others and share experiences. And that's the case for one DJ showing his work at a festival in Halifax this weekend.
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Britain's High Commissioner to Canada discusses how the UK's impending departure from the EU will affect the country's relationship with Canada
We asked the UK's High Commissioner to Canada about the relationship between our two countries in a post-Brexit world.
CBC Cape Breton reporter Brittany Wentzell brings us the current state of accessibility to abortion services on the island
Abortion is a topic that's difficult to discuss--and difficult to access in Cape Breton. More than a year after Health Canada made changes regarding a so-called "abortion pill", the CBC's Brittany Wentzell examines the current state of access to abortion to services in Cape Breton.
Activists fight to save Somali refugee from deportation
One year after Abdoul Abdi got a last-minute reprieve from deportation to Somalia, a Somali refugee from Edmonton is in the same situation. Now Abdi's sister, along with activist El Jones, are fighting for Abdullahi Elmi to stay in Canada.
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Healthcare Hacks #32: Preparing for the nasty flu season ahead
It's not too early to start thinking about flu season. Healthcare consultant Mary Jane Hampton tells us why in this week's Healthcare Hack.
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Annapolis County farmer wants regulations for clear cutting on private land
Property owners don't face many restrictions when it comes to cutting trees on their own land. An Annapolis County farmer says his neighbours are clear cutting on either side of his property... and it's causing him considerable grief.
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Researchers find that seismic testing causes damage to the sensory system in lobster
We heard from a scientist who's just published a paper on the effects of seismic testing on lobster.
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Don't Say "Yes"
We'll say one thing for scammers - they're certainly creative. We heard about a scam where even saying 'yes' to a simple question can make you vulnerable.
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Protecting the Little Brown Bat
A naturalist is shocked that neither the federal nor provincial government plans to save a forest where the endangered Little Brown Bat likely nests and raises its young. Naturalist Scott Leslie fears the forest will be heavily logged.
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No flyers please
Finally you can say no flyers please. Unwanted flyers will now be a thing of the past. Lisa Blackburn is councillor for Middle and Upper Sackville-Lucasville. She introduced the bylaw.
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Healthcare Hacks #31: Pets are good for your health
Pet ownership brings health benefits at every stage of life, but especially for those in their golden years. Mary Jane Hampton has more in this weeks Healthcare Hack.
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Triston Reece's Mom chooses to remember him as a loving promising young man
Trisston Reece was shot in west-end Halifax Friday evening. He later died from his wounds. Halifax police consider his death a homicide. Reece was a well-know football player in Halifax. Dale Russell is Triston Reece's Mother.
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Public access versus private landowners' rights
A seaside path in Lunenburg County is living up to its name. The Hell Point trail is creating tension between community members who say the path is public. Some private landowners disagree.
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Woman's mysterious illness and her search for a diagnosis
The CBC's Alex Cooke introduces us to a young woman whose healthcare battle has taken her around the world.
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Dispute with umpires cancels softball championships
It would have been a perfect weekend to hold provincial softball tournaments. Instead no one will be playing ball. A dispute over fees paid to umpires has forced softball Nova Scotia to the cancel the female under 14, under 16 and under 19 games at the last minute.
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Why a para-Olympic swimmer has not been able to compete
A para-swimmer has been in an eleven month quest to find a team in Halifax. CBC Reporter Jack Julian has the details.
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On the set of Diggstown
We take a trip to the set of Diggstown. The legal drama is shooting its second season in Nova Scotia.
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A for Adventure: Camping common sense
Our A for Adventure team talk about how to have a great camping trip.
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Healthcare Hacks #30: Prescription drug shortages
Drug companies often know when a shortage pf prescription meds is coming. Mary Jane Hampton will explain how you can know in advance too.
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Two men shout racist remarks and threaten violence towards a group of friends having a beach bonfire
A lovely evening at the beach turns into a nightmare when a bonfire party at Harbourville beach is interrupted by two men hurling racist slurs and threatening violence
An independent report alleges Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief discriminated against Mi'kmaw women
Nic Meloney brings us the details of a report that concludes Chief Morley Googoo engaged in "direct discrimination" against members of the Nova Scotia Native Women's Association including a former leader of the group.
A conversation with a high ranking officer at CFB Halifax about coming out & supporting other LGBTQ2 Navy members
CFB Halifax has a float in this year's Pride Parade, we spoke with the Base Chief Petty officer, for whom this is a really important initiative.
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.
A man who makes his living in the woods of Southwest Nova Scotia says we should be cutting trees one at a time
A call to ban clear cuts. Ken Gray is dedicated to selective harvesting says clear cut forests are not growing back fast enough and we're going to run out of wood in 25 years.
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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Healthcare Hacks #29: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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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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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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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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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