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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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Glace Bay-Dominion candidate roundup

Next in our series of riding profiles ahead of the provincial election, reporter Tom Ayers takes us to Glace Bay-Dominion, where the candidates are all named John. He introduces us to the 3 candidates looking for your vote on August 17th.


Ahead By A Century: The Navy League Institute

Community historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls has been sifting through the headlines from 1921. Today, we hear about Navy League Institute in our summer history column, Ahead By A Century.


The Groovy Goat gets on its legs again thanks to the community

In February, fire destroyed the Groovy Goat Farm and Soap Company in Ingonish. But it's been able to rebuild largely due to the community pitching in to help. Co-owner Ryan Costelo gives an update to reporter Brent Kelloway.


Cape Breton Regional Fire Service hiring 4 firefighters

Do you have a burning desire to become a firefighter? Well, the Cape Breton Regional Fire Service is getting set to hire four new members, Deputy Chief Gilbert MacIntyre outlines what's involved in the profession.


Talking Rail on the Campaign Trail

The NDP is making an election promise to consider buying and refurbishing Cape Breton's rail line. We hear from NDP Leader Gary Burrill, Cape Breton Centre-Whitney Pier M-L-A Kendra Coombes, and PC Party Leader Tim Houston, on the issue.


Acadian Culture with Ronald Labelle: Anniversary of the Expulsion

On this day -- July 28th -- back in 1755 the Acadians of Nova Scotia were expelled. On our regular Acadian column with Ronald Labelle, we hear about the expulsion on this anniversary of the event in Acadian history.


More about Victoria County's new tipping fees

Some businesses have expressed concerns over Victoria County's new tipping fee for dropping solid waste at their waste facilities. The fees will be applied starting on August 30th. Robert Dauphinee, Director of Public Works for Victoria County, explains.


Municipal Matters: The Victoria County edition

A round-up and run-down from the latest gathering of Victoria County Council with Adam McNamara, a freelance journalist based in Whiteside in Richmond County, in this edition of Municipal Matters.


Not So Tall Tales - Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum

Our history column, Not So Tall Tales has Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell dropping by museums across Cape Breton this summer. Today, some stories from the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum.


Richmond candidate roundup

Reporter Tom Ayers went to the newly named riding of Richmond last week and brings us a look at the candidates there for the next provincial election.


The second annual National back-yard bio-blitz wants you to do some citizen science

The backyard beckons. Find out how you can help the planet by recording the plants, animals and insects on your property. The Nova Scotia program director for the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Jaimee Dupont Morozoff, tells us how.


Provincial election campaign roundup

A little more than a week into the campaign, political scientist Tom Urbaniak talks about his thoughts on what has transpired to date.


Elections Nova Scotia: how and where you can vote

Vote early, and vote from anywhere. Elections Nova Scotia is trying to make it easier for people to cast their ballots in this election. Naomi Shelton, Director of Policy and Communications for Elections Nova Scotia, explains how eligible voters can vote from anywhere.


Banking on the bio-economy in NS

Hear about a new provincial program to help people explore their options in jobs around sustainability and innovation. Rod Badcock, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, explains the program - "Careers in Sustainability" - offering opportunities for internships and work placements.


Northside woman is testing local beach water

Reporter Erin Pottie finds out why one woman in North Sydney has taken it upon herself to test the water at her local beach, in hopes of getting the lifeguard service re-instated. Holly Kitamura would like Indian Beach water tested regularly, too. Paul D'Eon is the director of the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.


Ahead By A Century: The Maritime Motion Picture Company

Lights, camera, action. A movie shoot was making major headlines in Cape Breton in 1921, we find out all about it on our "Ahead by a Century" summer series with community historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls.


Not So Tall Tales: Highland Village in Iona

On our "Not So Tall Tales" summer column featuring stories from museums across the Island... we're off to Iona to hear a story straight from Scotland. Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell met up with Catherine Gillis, an animator at the Highland Village in Iona.


A bridge closure in Inverness County is creating headaches for local residents

The Brook Village Bridge in Inverness County has closed for repairs until the end of August. We find out what that means for people who live in that area. Kate Campbell of Valley Mills, near Orangedale, travels the bridge each day on her way to work, and Andrew Thompson lives near the bridge in Brook Village.


Two youth centres in North Sydney struggling due to pandemic

Reporter George Mortimer asks how COVID-19 is making it difficult for two youth centres in North Sydney to serve young people on the Northside. One could close in September if it doesn't get any more funding.


An all-women's fly fishing retreat in Margaree

Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell takes us fishing along the Margaree River. Gioa Stanley, a fishing guide from Baddeck, hosted an all-women's fly fishing retreat so participants - novice or avid - could learn angling techniques.