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Information Morning Cape Breton

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Start your weekdays with Information Morning with Steve Sutherland on both Radio One and Radio Two. 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.

Start your weekdays with Information Morning with Steve Sutherland on both Radio One and Radio Two. 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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Sydney, NS

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CBC

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Start your weekdays with Information Morning with Steve Sutherland on both Radio One and Radio Two. 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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English

Contact:

CBC Cape Breton - Sydney 500 George Street Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1K6 (902) 595-5556


Episodes

Maritime paramedics share challenges

11/20/2018
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A unique gathering took place in Halifax recently involving unions that represent paramedics all across the Maritimes. They met to discuss common challenges on the job. Michael Nickerson of Sydney is President of Local 727, he offers his perspective on the meeting.

Duration:00:07:14

Pro soccer prospects from CBU

11/20/2018
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Four soccer-playing students at Cape Breton University have been drafted to play in the newly formed Canadian Premier League. Our Sports Guy Charlie Cuff tells us what that means for the players and for the school.

Duration:00:07:50

Stolen paintball gear starting to come back

11/19/2018
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Last week, Cape Breton County Paintball owner Tyler MacPhee discovered someone had stolen paintball gear worth 5-thousand dollars from his car, while he was working on his property on Beechmont Road. To update the story, Tyler tells us some of his gear is being returned.

Duration:00:07:50

Wanda Robson on Viola's new ten-dollar bill

11/19/2018
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Canada's new 10-dollar bill will be launched today... featuring Nova Scotia's own Viola Desmond. Wanda Robson is Viola's sister... the 91-year-old spoke to Reporter Sherri Borden Colley about using the much-anticipated bill with her sister's image on it.

Duration:00:05:15

Halifax researchers discover new branch on the Tree of Life

11/16/2018
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"A Voracious, Little Ogre"... In a rare discovery, Dalhousie University researchers identify a new branch on the 'Tree of Life' that no one knew existed. Biology professor Alastair Simpson tells us how an analysis of the genetics of a microbe found in Nova Scotia led to the discovery.

Duration:00:10:22

Is CBU ready for 500 more new international students coming in January?

11/16/2018
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Recruiters at Cape Breton University have been so successful in enticing international students it's led to a number of challenges for the school. And 500 more international students are on the way in the new year. Gordon MacInnis is Vice-President of Finance and Operations at CBU.

Duration:00:06:50

New Cap & Trade Regulations

11/15/2018
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The province has released the rules for Nova Scotia's new Cap and Trade system. Jason Hollett, Executive Director of Climate Change for the NS Department of Environment, explains the caps, rules around credits and the deadlines to report and comply with emissions targets.

Duration:00:09:28

Louisbourg or Bust: A Surfer's Wild Ride Down Nova Scotia's Drowned Coast

11/15/2018
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Meet Ryan Shaw who set about to cycle and surf from the mainland to the Fortress, equipped without a cell phone but with a copy of Don Quixote. He is an english and science teacher in Halifax, today, he describes his adventure or misadventure.

Duration:00:11:50

Award-winning stories of hardship & recovery in Eskasoni

11/14/2018
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Meet 2 people featured in the award-winning documentary "Promising Practices in Eskasoni", it's part of a series of national documentaries produced by the Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network. Nikkita Dennis and Jade Doucette tell their stories of wrestling free from the grip of drug addiction.

Duration:00:14:43

New owner of the Screaming Eagles

11/14/2018
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The new majority shareholder of the group that owns the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles hopes to take the team to greater heights. Irwin Simon talks about his newest investment, and his vision for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team.

Duration:00:08:39

The Cape Breton Oilers live again! (Or at least their merchandise does)

11/13/2018
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The Best of Cape Breton gift shop in Sydney has negotiated a licensing agreement with the NHL to sell merchandise bearing the vintage Cape Breton Oilers logo. Reporter Holly Connors met David Farmer, Senior Manager of Community and Business Development at Breton Ability Centre, at the shop.

Duration:00:07:53

Apology for Glace Bay bullying incident

11/13/2018
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Brett Corbett is the teenager with cerebral palsy who was bullied, on camera, near Glace Bay High School recently. Jim Ellsworth is the father of one of the students who bullied the 14-year-old, he says he is devastated by the role his son played. Over the weekend, his son formally apologised to Brett Corbett.

Duration:00:05:33

Jordan's Principle: How are we doing in Cape Breton?

11/13/2018
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A conversation about Jordan's Principle... the right of indigenous children to have access to the same services as other children... and whether progress is being made on that in Cape Breton. Hear from 3 Service Coordinators: Kelly Holley is based in Eskasoni. Jessica Greggains is for Membertou and Potlotek, and Terri Anne Johnson is for Wagmatcook and We'koqma'q.

Duration:00:16:46

"He didn't have to go and fight" - Mi'kmaw D-Day vet never made it home

11/12/2018
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Hear from one family in Membertou about Charles Doucette's sacrifice during D-Day... he was killed by the Nazis along with 22 other POWs. Troy Paul is a grandson, and Marie Doucette is Charles Doucette's daughter. His family plan to visit his grave in France, next year, for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Duration:00:10:43

CBRM councillor apologizes for meeting in-camera over pay

11/9/2018
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Sorry for speaking secretly about salary... Cape Breton Regional Municipal councillor Amanda McDougall has apologized to constituents for in-camera discussions about Council's recent pay raise. This increase is to counter the loss of a federal tax benefit.

Duration:00:05:14

Cape Bretoner brings sands of Bras d'Or to Belgium for WWI vet

11/9/2018
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A Cape Breton man is taking part in the "Odyssey of Peace", a 150 km walking trip visiting military sites, memorial sites and graveyards of the First World War. We contact Donnie Campbell of Sydney, he's in France this morning, he shares with us his experience so far.

Duration:00:07:49

Highlands moose cull

11/8/2018
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Another moose cull is about to begin in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park as part of the Bring Back the Boreal project to restore the natural forest ecosystem in the Highlands. Parks Canada Resource Conservation Manager Rob Howey offers an update on the fourth and final year of the moose harvest.

Duration:00:09:13

Why big oil wants you to use more plastic

11/8/2018
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Controlling the plastic problem often focuses on "reduce, reuse, and recycle". But a researcher in Texas says plastic PRODUCTION is really to blame. Carroll Muffett, CEO of The Centre for International Environmental Law, has been looking into the topic of plastics and the fossil fuel industry.

Duration:00:12:59

CBRM councillors' pay: public or private?

11/8/2018
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Open Discussions and Closed Meetings... Cape Breton Regional Municipal Council voted to give itself a raise. And had four, private meetings on the matter not open to the public. So did that contravene the municipal government act when they chose to meet in-camera - 4 times - to debate their remuneration.

Duration:00:09:41

How North Sydney got to celebrate the armistice one day early

11/7/2018
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North Sydney will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War one day early. It was one hundred years ago, on November 10th, 1918 people in North Sydney were let in on a secret: The war would end the next day. Richard Rose, Chair of the November 10th Commemoration Committee with the North Sydney Historical Society, explains.

Duration:00:07:13