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


Episodes

Explorations in Unama'ki: the role of the Grand Keptin

10/18/2018
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Andrew Denny is the Grand Keptin of the Mi'kmag Grand Council. Recently, he made history convening the first meeting of the Grand Council to be held at Government House in Halifax. Today, a conversation with Andrew Denny about his role and what it means.

Duration:00:06:04

Palliative care in Victoria County: the health authority responds

10/18/2018
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Earlier this month, we heard concerns from the Hospice Society of Victoria County that they're underserviced when it comes to nurses for palliative care. Now, we have an official response from the Nova Scotia Health Authority to their request to increase palliative care coverage.

Duration:00:09:22

History-making group home in We'koqma'q expands

10/17/2018
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It's time for an expansion at Mawita'mk in We'koqma'q First Nation - the first-ever - and, they think, the ONLY - group home for adults with disabilities in a First Nations community. Rosie Sylliboy is the General Manager of Mawita'mk.

Duration:00:07:47

Ashley MacIsaac at the Sydney River NSLC

10/17/2018
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Cape Breton's most famous pot user wants to be the first person to buy cannabis on the Island. That's why musician Ashley MacIsaac has been outside the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation cannabis store in Sydney River since last night... he has been a proponent of legalized marijuana, and a regular user, for decades.

Duration:00:09:39

Marcato sold to Pittsburgh company

10/16/2018
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Darren Gallop, founder of the Cape Breton company Marcato Digital Solutions, has sold the business to an American firm - Patron Technology of Pittsburgh. Marcato is a live-event technology company, and for over ten years, it has attracted international attention and praise as a leader in the industry.

Duration:00:12:08

"I always tell my son, don't become a fisherman"

10/16/2018
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Just over a month ago, three fishermen were plucked from the Cabot Strait by a rescue craft from a Marine Atlantic passenger ferry. Christian Phillips from We'koqma'q First Nation was one of those fishermen, he tells the story of when their 14 metre boat, The Sulia'n, caught fire, and their eventual rescue.

Duration:00:07:59

Remembering Mi'kmaw war chief Seven Bernard

10/15/2018
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The Mi'kmaw Warrior Society recently blocked traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway to mark the passing of their war chief, Seven Bernard of Waycomah. Madonna Bernard, niece of the late Seven (Peter Alexander) Bernard, talks about his influence on her, and on his community.

Duration:00:07:44

The evolution of education in Membertou

10/12/2018
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As Mi'kmaw History Month continues we have another segment in our special feature "Explorations in Unama'ki"... Today, we talk education with Darren Googoo, Director of Education for Membertou. He's also Chair of the Mi'kmaw Council on Education and a member of the Provincial Advisory Council on Education.

Duration:00:08:09

The halls of justice, redesigned in Wagmatcook

10/11/2018
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Brian Arbuthnot is the CEO for Wagmatcook First Nation. He describes their unique justice center... the specially designed Gladue and Wellness Court opened earlier this year in the community's Cultural Centre.

Duration:00:08:22

A focus on schools and long term care in Eskasoni

10/10/2018
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We have another installment in our "Explorations of Unama'ki" series... so "What's next for Eskasoni?" Band councillor Dion Denny talks about long range plans for a new high school, and potentially a long-term care facility in the First Nations community.

Duration:00:07:24

One part-time nurse not enough for palliative care in Victoria County?

10/9/2018
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The Hospice Society of Victoria County says ONE part-time palliative care nurse for ALL of Victoria County is not enough... and they're looking to the Nova Scotia government to give them what they say they need. Levonne Grant, co-chair of the Hospice Society, explains.

Duration:00:08:09

"This is what I was meant to do, to help my people" - Jeannine Paul, Eskasoni Crisis Centre

10/9/2018
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For those enveloped in darkness, Eskasoni's Crisis Centre is a bright light, helping to save lives. Jeannine Paul is the team lead at the Crisis Centre. She has moved past her experience with suicidal thoughts... to help other people in her community through their own personal crises.

Duration:00:08:07

Why this doctor is leaving Baddeck for PEI

10/5/2018
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After two years, Doctor Emily Beaton has decided to leave her family practice in Baddeck for PEI. Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith asks her why... and Dr. Rick Gibson, the acting Chief of Family Practice for the Nova Scotia Health Authority - Eastern Zone, responds.

Duration:00:14:37

Eskasoni students offered community-building project

10/5/2018
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Dawn Stevens is the Principal of Eskasoni Middle School, she tells us about the Community Leaders Program. At the end of the month, some of her students will be attending the Tim Horton's Camp in Tatamagouche to participate in the leadership program.

Duration:00:07:16

Explorations in Unama'ki: "That helped me when I was 13 - maybe it'll help him"

10/4/2018
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Learning From Experience... Cadney Johnson is a teacher's aide at Wagmatcookewey School in Wagmatcook, he is combining traditional teachings and his own personal experience to better serve students he works with.

Duration:00:06:25

"We will have an opportunity to have the minister's ear" - member of new Advisory Council on Education

10/4/2018
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Nova Scotia has tapped the shoulder of three Cape Bretoners to join its new Advisory Council on Education. One of the CB members is Darren Googoo, he's the Director of Education for Membertou, Chair of the Mi'kmaw Council on Education and a past Chair of the former CB-VRSB, he explains why he's going into his new role with a sense of optimism.

Duration:00:07:56

Bishop asks Mi'kmaw people for forgiveness

10/3/2018
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During the Treaty Day Mass on Monday, Roman Catholic Archbishop Anthony Mancini offered an apology to the Mi'kmaw. Membertou Heritage Park general manager Jeff Ward and Bishop Brian Dunn reflect on what was said... and what lies ahead to make the words meaningful.

Duration:00:17:47

"Seeing them happy makes me happy" - Eskasoni Youth Centre

10/3/2018
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In our "Explorations in Unama'ki" series, we speak with Bernadette Bernard, a behavioural interventionist, and Kirsten Denny, a youth worker, at Eskasoni's ACCESS Youth Centre. We learn about the important work being done for the young people in the First Nation community.

Duration:00:08:40

Explorations in Unama'ki: the elements of a smudge

10/1/2018
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Information Morning host Steve Sutherland spoke with Marjorie Pierro, Prinicipal of Wagmatcookewey School, as part of our special project "Explorations in Unama'ki". She describes the significance of the smudge ceremony in Mi'kmaq culture.

Duration:00:07:07

Treaty Day: Grand Keptin Andrew Denny

10/1/2018
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Its Treaty Day in Nova Scotia and the first day of Mi'kmaq History Month. We speak with political leader Andrew Denny of Wagmatook - the Grand Keptin of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council - on progress made, and progress yet to come.

Duration:00:07:41