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CBC Radio's Information Morning Cape Breton helps listeners better understand and explore the challenges in our island's future, remember their past and celebrate their neighbours' accomplishments.

CBC Radio's Information Morning Cape Breton helps listeners better understand and explore the challenges in our island's future, remember their past and celebrate their neighbours' accomplishments.


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CBC Radio's Information Morning Cape Breton helps listeners better understand and explore the challenges in our island's future, remember their past and celebrate their neighbours' accomplishments.




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Premier McNeil on re-opening Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil talks about the plan for re-opening businesses and health services next week, and the 230 million dollar stimulus package announced yesterday.


A whirlwind ride for Cape Breton Transit

The wheels are coming off of Cape Breton Transit's expanded services under the weight of the pandemic measures and decreased ridership... its down 70-75 percent. Kathy Donovan, manager of Cape Breton Transit, tells us what that means for the sustainability of the service.


Issue Panel 0528: Allie MacDonald-Campbell, Jenn Power, TJ McKeough

Time to call up another trio of our Issue Panelists for a chat... Every second Thursday - give or take - we convene a rotating roster of informed and articulate Cape Bretoners for their take on the stories of the week on the Information Morning Issue Panel. Today, we have Allie MacDonald-Campbell, TJ McKeough, and Jenn Power.


Debate over heavy garbage in the CBRM

Trash talk... one councillor in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality decries the decision to put off heavy garbage collection to the Fall. Yesterday, at a virtual meeting, CBRM Council voted to hold this year's heavy garbage collection in September.


Highlights on Cape Breton Regional Council with Tom Ayers

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality revealed its budget projections at a virtual council meeting yesterday, Reporter Tom Ayers has the details. Topics included the CBRM deficit, the financial health of the Port of Sydney, and the fate of heavy garbage pickup.


Take our quiz on Cape Breton Gaelic place names with Jim St Clair !

In honour of Gaelic Awareness Month, and the end of the school year in Nova Scotia... We travel up and down the Island once again on "Then and Now" with our community historian Jim St. Clair. Today, Jim returns with a quiz on Gaelic place names around Cape Breton.


Strait Area Transit will pull through

When the pandemic lockdown began, Strait Area Transit put the brakes on... As operations continue to be suspended, Jim Mustard, the municipal councillor for Inverness and interim chair of Strait Area Transit, gives an update of the non-profit, community-based transit service.


CBRH infectious disease specialist on getting the hospital moving again

Dr. Chris Lata, the infectious disease specialist at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, joins us again to describe where we are now with the first wave of the pandemic, and whats the next phase of our response.


President of Doctors Nova Scotia

A prescription for vigilance. The President of Doctors Nova Scotia says we can't let our guard down as the first wave of the pandemic passes. Dr. Gary Ernest is the President of Doctors NS and a family physician in Liverpool, he tells us how his members are making out, and where they think we should go from here.


Above-normal hurricane activity forecasted this year

Batten down the hatches. Forecasters are calling for an active Atlantic hurricane season this year. The Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre is Bob Robichaud, he describes what may be blowing our way.


"I wonder who they think is going to clean up the shoreline that is littered with their wreckage?"

We had a listener write to ask why there are so many discarded lobster traps on Cape Breton shorelines? and why don't fishermen go pick them up? To find an answer, we contact Leonard LeBlanc of Cheticamp. He’s a retired fisherman and the secretary-treasurer of the Gulf Fleet Planning Board.


Feed Nova Scotia launches home delivery service

Home is where the need is... Feed Nova Scotia will launch a new home delivery program next week... Karen Theriault, Director of Communications at Feed Nova Scotia, explains how their service will work.


Considering the language of the pandemic with Todd Pettigrew

A wealth of new words... we look at the lexicon created by the Pandemic with Cape Breton University English professor and wordsmith... Todd Pettigrew.


CBU housing development on Tartan Downs land

A Cape Breton advocate for affordable housing and researcher likes what she hears about Cape Breton University's plans for the Tartan Downs property - the development would include more than 400 housing units, and commercial space. Catherine Leviten-Reid is a CBU Professor in Community Economic Development.


Interview with NSTU president Paul Wozney

Now that we're in the home stretch of the school year... we catch up with Paul Wozney, President of the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union, to find out how his members are making out with remote learning, and what he expects as we look ahead to a new school year in September.


The CEO of the NS Health Authority talks about re-opening the health care system

Protection from infection has been the focus of health care over the past few months, with many procedures and services postponed. Dr. Brendan Carr, President and CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, explains where we are now, and what has to happen to get the health care system moving again.


Opposition leaders: Tim Houston and Gary Burrill on accountability

With political attention in Nova Scotia trained mostly on Premier Stephen McNeil - we invited the Opposition Leaders to weigh in on the government's pandemic response. Tim Houston is the leader of the Official Opposition and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. And Gary Burrill is the leader of the NDP.


"A very positive sign for the local economy" - George Karaphillis

As some businesses open their doors again, Reporter Tom Ayers asked George Karaphillis, Dean of the Shannon School of Business at CBU, his thoughts about the economy as it springs to life. Tom also spoke to Greg Morrison, general manager of the Mayflower Mall in Sydney, about re-opening and reduced hours.


What does a contact tracing nurse do?

Meet a Nova Scotia nurse who's part of a team involved in one key aspect in our battle against COVID-19. We ask Stacey Bent, a public health nurse, who does contact tracing about her job - its the process by which authorities track down anyone who has come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.


A Cape Breton school principal on meeting the challenges of remote learning

With the academic school year coming to an unusual end, we speak with one Cape Breton middle school Principal for his perception of how the past few weeks have gone. Paul Gartland is Principal at Sherwood Park Education Centre in Sydney.