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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

Big plans in Big Pond

9/20/2018
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A community group is looking to raise money to fix the roof at St. Mary's Church, and maybe, buy the glebe house, in hopes of making Big Pond a tourist destination. The Big Pond Community Fundraising Committee was formed by a volunteer group. Owen Carrigan is a member of the group, and a summer resident of Big Pond.

Duration:00:08:00

CBRM councillor to premier: "I have never felt more disrespected"

9/19/2018
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Recent remarks from Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has offended some councillors in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Last night, they voted to write a letter to the Premier denouncing his choice of words, and reaffirming their support for community hospitals. Hear some of the discussion.

Duration:00:06:12

Doctors get educated on cancer patient's perspective

9/19/2018
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The Cape Breton Cancer Symposium this year has a twist - focussing on one patient's journey... and that patient will be on stage throughout the day, giving her perspective as a patient as the experts make their presentations. Stacey Brygidyr-Rogers is the patient sharing her story, and Dr. Ron MacCormick is an oncologist, and one of the organizers.

Duration:00:15:10

You won't fit these coins in the Coke machine

9/18/2018
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The Royal Canadian Mint has just released a unique series of coins to commemorate a time at the Fortress of Louisbourg when they used playing cards as legal currency. Erica Maga, a Product Manager for the Royal Canadian Mint, describes the new set of collector coins.

Duration:00:08:08

New Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Cape Breton

9/18/2018
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The Every Woman's Centre in Sydney is now home to a new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, providing 24/7 on-call medical and forensic response to victims of sexual assault. Rachel Doucette is the SANE program coordinator with the Every Woman's Centre.

Duration:00:10:30

What difference would a child & youth advocate make?

9/17/2018
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As Nova Scotia weighs whether to hire a Child and Youth Advocate, we hear what the job entails from someone who's done the job in other provinces. Bernard Richard has served as the Child and Youth Advocate for New Brunswick and British Columbia.

Duration:00:09:48

Cape Breton fishermen oppose Donkin mine's marine terminal plan

9/14/2018
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Fishermen in eastern Cape Breton are concerned about plans by Kameron Collieries to move coal from the Donkin mine by barge. They say it will damage their fishing grounds.

Duration:00:08:01

Victoria County considers pay raise for councilors

9/14/2018
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Cash for Councillors. With the Canadian Revenue Agency looking to take a bigger slice of a Councilor's compensation, Victoria County considers compensating the councillors with an increase.

Duration:00:08:30

Is it time for a child & youth advocate for Nova Scotia?

9/13/2018
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Nova Scotia doesn't have a Child and Youth Advocate. So the NDP has introduced a bill asking for someone to look out for the interests of children in the province. Alec Stratford is Executive Director of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.

Duration:00:08:03

Training doulas to work with pregnant women in the justice system

9/13/2018
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A program offered in Sydney this weekend will train people to become doulas... who would be qualified to offer support to pregnant women involved in the criminal justice system. The training is provided with support from the Elizabeth Fry Society of CB and the Mi'kmaq Legal Support Network. Martha Paynter is the Chair of Women's Wellness Within.

Duration:00:09:47

Making Egypt Falls more accessible

9/12/2018
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It's a sight every Cape Bretoner should see, and it'll soon be easier for you to get there to see it. Inverness County Councillor Jim Mustard tells us more about the enhancements being planned to make the very steep hike down to Egypt Falls easier.

Duration:00:09:30

Province bans "conversion therapy" for minors

9/12/2018
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The Nova Scotia government introduced the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protection Act on Tuesday. Mark Furey, Nova Scotia's Minister of Justice, explains the legislation and its purpose.

Duration:00:12:25

Nova Scotia suicides on the rise

9/11/2018
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A prominent Nova Scotia psychologist says the province's suicide prevention strategy is badly outdated. Dr. Simon Sherry, a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University, researches suicidal behaviour, he tells us why the strategy should be updated.

Duration:00:12:16

Iconic Arichat church gets a makeover thanks to volunteers

9/10/2018
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An eighty-thousand dollar paint job is underway in Arichat as efforts to preserve the community's Catholic church continue. Odilon Boudreau, a member of the building committee and the Friends of Notre Dame, offers an update on upgrades at the iconic Notre Dame de l'Assumption Church.

Duration:00:07:01

Mother Canada lives?

9/10/2018
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Some people in Ingonish are still hoping to see a Mother Canada statue in their area, even though the federal government has said No. Proponents have erected a sign saying it's the "future home" of the Memorial. Ray Stapleton is the spokespeson for "The People North of Smokey and Beyond Who Believe In The Never Forgotten National Memorial Monument."

Duration:00:05:50

Should parents be concerned about multi-grade classrooms?

9/7/2018
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Single grade classroom or a split grade one? Which is better for your child's education? We talk to education analyst Annie Kidder about why, if your child is in a split-grade class, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to academic achievement - and why it can actually benefit in other ways.

Duration:00:07:02

Dream Wings: Entrepreneur taking Cape Breton kids on free flights

9/6/2018
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Flight Fantastic... Dimitri Neonakis is owner of Alexandra's Pizza and a pilot, he has been giving a unique gift to children with special needs in Cape Breton. His initiative is called Dream Wings - offering free sight seeing flights to children who have special needs and their families.

Duration:00:07:06

Eskasoni man named NS Chef de Mission for North American Indigenous Games

9/6/2018
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The North American Indigenous Games that'll take place in Halifax are a few years away... But Team Nova Scotia has already got its Chef de Mission gearing up. Levi Denny, director of Sports and Recreation for Eskasoni First Nation, has been named to the top position for the 2020 games.

Duration:00:08:21

CBRM councillors call for meeting on port, role of Mayor

9/5/2018
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A couple of Cape Breton Regional Municipal Councillors want to work out... a few answers to questions they have regarding port development and what happens if CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke wins the PC Leadership. Reporter Wendy Martin spoke with Councillors Earlene MacMullin and Amanda McDougall.

Duration:00:08:23

New Capers Hall of Fame

9/5/2018
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For the first time ever, Cape Breton University is launching a CAPERS Hall of Fame. We discuss its first two inductees, and the role that athletics plays at the institution. John Ryan is Director of Athletics at CBU, and Kirk MacRae is co-chair of the committee that established the Hall of Fame.

Duration:00:10:47