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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

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


Episodes

Culture Twinning Project: CBRM & Givenchy-en-Gohelle

7/17/2018
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Bienvenue! The Cape Breton Regional Municipality welcomes visitors from Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France, as part of a cultural twinning project. District 8 Councilor Amanda MacDougall and Benoit Szatkowski, head of the Givenchy Cultural Association, describe their exchange.

Duration:00:09:09

The CBRM reduces energy costs

7/16/2018
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A few years ago, the CBRM set itself the goal of reducing its energy costs by 15%. It has exceeded that goal... And, has more significant energy-saving projects in the works. David Brushett with Efficiency Nova Scotia, and an on-site energy manager for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, offers an update.

Duration:00:08:03

Lessons from the collaborative care centre in Digby

7/13/2018
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We check in with the Mayor of Digby, Ben Cleveland, to find out what the Cape Breton Regional Municipality can learn from setting up a community-driven collaborative health centre. Mayor Cleveland tells us how the community pitched in to set up a collaborative care practice and what it's meant for health care there.

Duration:00:09:41

The ace emerges in Margaree!

7/12/2018
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Aced it! We check in with Bernice Curley, chair of the Margaree Chase the Ace Committee, after last night's big draw. The ACE of Spades, worth $1,222,639.00 was selected from the remaining two cards. Barb Reddick of Guysborough and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis of Glace Bay share the Jackpot.

Duration:00:05:53

Immigration Minister: seeing uptake in CB in Immigration Pilot

7/12/2018
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After a slow start, the Federal Immigration minister has added 500 more spots to the Atlantic Immigration Pilot because it's doing so well. Lena Metlege Diab, Nova Scotia's Minister of Immigration, explains why and what's changed here.

Duration:00:07:31

Restorative justice workers say their pay is unjust

7/11/2018
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Caseworkers at one of the agencies that carries out Nova Scotia's restorative justice program say they're paid less than other provincial employees for doing essentially the same work. The restorative justice system provides an alternative to the traditional court process. Shila LeBlanc is a caseworker with the Community Justice Society in Halifax.

Duration:00:09:32

New family medicine residency positions in Inverness

7/11/2018
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Dalhousie Medical School and the Nova Scotia Department of Health are adding more family medicine residency spaces... two are coming to Cape Breton. Dr. Andrew Warren, Associate Dean of Post-graduate Medical Education at Dalhousie, explains what that means.

Duration:00:08:52

SPARK winner: GPS bracelets to track kids on field trips

7/10/2018
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Meet one of the Cape Breton winners of the SPARK Innovation Challenge for tech start-ups who has an idea to use GPS bracelets to keep track of children on school trips and outings. Patsy Leadbeater received a $25,000. award for her company - Commlet.

Duration:00:08:19

Revitalizing old neighbourhoods

7/10/2018
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Laying the foundations for affordable housing... meet the head of a New Jersey based housing and economic development charity who's in Cape Breton to share her expertise in meeting housing needs. Pilar Hogan-Closkey is the executive director of the St. Joseph's Carpenter Society in Camden, New Jersey.

Duration:00:10:25

Transformation: How Airbnb is changing rural Cape Breton

7/9/2018
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We launch a new cross country summer series on what small towns and rural communities are doing to survive, and to thrive: Today, Reporter Holly Conners investigates how the rise in rentals through Airbnb is creating opportunity and problems for people in Cape Breton.

Duration:00:13:09

125 years of Église Saint-Pierre: The story behind one of Cape Breton's most distinctive buildings

7/6/2018
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Hear the story behind one of Cape Breton's most impressive buildings. As people in Cheticamp prepare to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the grand Eglise Saint-Pierre, we get a lesson in the stone church's history from Charles Roach, an historian and genealogist in Cheticamp, and a volunteer at Les Trois Pignons cultural centre.

Duration:00:10:15

Have you heard of Fort Oxford in Florence?

7/5/2018
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"Foundations of Our Past"... is a new summer series that takes us to long abandoned sites in the CBRM to find out about their history. Today, community historian Vanessa Childs Rolls and Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan visit the little known military installation tucked in the woods in Florence... Fort Oxford.

Duration:00:08:48

Making playgrounds accessible for everyone

7/5/2018
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For Canadians with disabilities, finding active, outdoor spaces can be a challenge. Learn how parks, playgrounds, beaches and other outdoor spaces can be made more accessible for everyone. Dawn Campbell is the Senior Coordinator of the School Program at the Rick Hansen Foundation. And local accessibility advocate Marci Schwery-Stanley has been helping with these efforts.

Duration:00:17:27

NDP petition to save community hospitals

7/5/2018
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1500 signatures and counting... The Nova Scotia NDP is circulating an on-line petition to keep the North Sydney and New Waterford hospitals open. Tammy Martin, NDP MLA for CB Centre, tells us about their campaign, calling on the MacNeil government to keep those community hospitals open.

Duration:00:09:46

The (Red) Shoe fits: 160-year-old baby booties with Rankin family connection

7/4/2018
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In this edition of Then and Now, community historian Jim St. Clair and Information Morning host Steve Sutherland pay a visit to the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou... Jim has a special gift for the pub's Rankin family owners: a pair of red baby shoes that once belonged to their great-great-grandmother.

Duration:00:07:11

DNR responds to the moose hunt boycott

7/4/2018
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The Pollett's Cove Moose Hunting Association is planning to boycott the upcoming moose hunt, and to set up picket lines at access points to the protected area this September. For a response, we contact Bob Petrie, Director of Wildlife with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.

Duration:00:11:10

Moose outfitters boycotting hunt in northern Cape Breton

7/4/2018
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Moose hunting guides in northern Cape Breton are threatening to sit out this year's hunt, and to set up picket lines at entry points to the protected area. Hector Hines is an outfitter in Meat Cove, and president of the Pollett's Cove Moose Hunting Association.

Duration:00:07:30

Special gear to make Inverness Beach accessible to everyone

7/3/2018
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Making a better beach experience for people with disabilities... Reporter Kayla Hounsell visits Inverness Beach to check out the new accessibility devices available with Rose Mary MacDonald, vice-president of the Inverness Development Association, and Callum MacQuarrie, co-chair of the Inverness Accessibility Committee.

Duration:00:08:27

Odd Jobs: Meet the Louisbourg harbourmaster

7/3/2018
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Each summer, Information Morning Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan goes out and about meeting people who have rather unusual occupations for our summer series - "Odd Jobs". Today, a harbourside chat in Louisbourg with the Harbour Master... Loydette MacDonald.

Duration:00:08:23

Information Morning Health Care Phone-In (2nd hour)

6/29/2018
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Part 2 - Hear part 2 of Cape Breton's Information Morning - a special 2 hour phone-in where we ask: Do you think the changes announced this week will improve health care in the CBRM? Our panelists in the second hour were Janet Knox, CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, and Dr. Chris Milburn, Chief of Emergency for the Eastern Zone, NSHA.

Duration:00:46:30