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Information morning kick starts the day on mainland Nova Scotia with news, survival information, compelling stories and opinions from all perspectives in the province.

Information morning kick starts the day on mainland Nova Scotia with news, survival information, compelling stories and opinions from all perspectives in the province.
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Halifax, NS

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Information morning kick starts the day on mainland Nova Scotia with news, survival information, compelling stories and opinions from all perspectives in the province.

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Episodes

Behind the scenes of police investigation into Valentine's Day plot

4/24/2018
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On Valentine's Day 2015, people in the Halifax area were shocked to find out how close they'd come to a mass shooting. Two young people had been arrested for planning an attack on the Halifax Shopping Centre, and a third had killed himself as police closed in. RCMP Staff Sergeant Lisa Stuart is in charge of the general investigation section of the Integrated Crime Unit. She led the investigation that foiled the plot.

Duration:00:14:36

Recycled plastic to become fence posts and patio furniture

4/23/2018
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The city's trash could be a treasure for a Halifax company. Turning our plastic bags into something we can sit on. CBC Reporter Pam Berman has more.

Duration:00:07:37

Municipalities scramble to develop cannabis rules

4/20/2018
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Just before the spring sitting of the legislature came to a close this week, the province passed its cannabis control act. Municipal officials say there's still a lot of uncertainty around how the legislation of cannabis will affect Nova Scotia's cities, towns and villages.

Duration:00:08:52

What weighs more than 450 kilograms - and only blooms once?

4/19/2018
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The Halifax Public Gardens are preparing for spring. And one of its biggest plants should be a major crow pleaser. The Agave plant is 25 years old and is growing rapidly. CBC Reporter Cassie Williams went down to the Public Gardens.

Duration:00:06:46

The new version of Sheree Fitch's book about mental health comes at a tender time

4/18/2018
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Best-selling children's author Sheree Fitch has a new book out. It's actually a new version of an old book; Everybody's Different on Everybody Street first came out in 2001. It's happening at a particularly difficult time for the author.

Duration:00:10:53

Charity hockey game to raise money for Humboldt Broncos gear

4/18/2018
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A local hockey Dad is one of the organizers of a charity hockey game taking place this Saturday in Halifax. The goal is to raise money to replace the hockey gear that the Broncos lost in that terrible crash.

Duration:00:06:55

Exploring challenges of federal pharmacare

4/17/2018
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Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced in the budget this year that his government would look at a national pharmacare program. If a national drug plan becomes a reality, it will rely on the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health for Information. The organization is holding its annual meeting in Halifax this week.

Duration:00:08:49

Turning beach garbage into art

4/17/2018
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When Jennifer MacLatchy finds a shell on the beach, she gets excited. That's because most of the time, the stuff she finds is garbage. She collects it and turns it into art.

Duration:00:08:10

Dealing with traumatic effect of courtroom testimony

4/16/2018
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We're heading into the third week of the Nicholas Butcher murder trial. For many who have been sitting in the courtroom day in and day out, this trial could leave scars that last a lifetime. Ardath Whynacht has been acting as an observer for the duration of the trial.

Duration:00:10:10

Family questions whether a racist slur was taken seriously enough

4/13/2018
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Twelve year old goalie Mark Connors loves the game of hockey, even though he's been the target of racial slurs on the ice. His family says hockey officials didn't respond to the situation quickly enough.

Duration:00:11:15

Meet two young Mi'kmaq dancers who are featured in the new Classified video

4/12/2018
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Last week Nova Scotia rapper Classified released his latest music video -- a dark tribute to missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. The video for the song "Powerless" was shot around Truro and features local performers -- including 11-year-old cousins Jaici (jc) and Summer Sylliboy.

Duration:00:06:56

Debate continues over Halifax convention centre

4/12/2018
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Halifax's new convention centre is going to cost taxpayers more than expected. This week councillors agreed to pay an additional $300,000 to cover last year's bill. And city stafff say there will be more unexpected costs going forward.

Duration:00:13:19

Understanding the stress truck drivers face

4/11/2018
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Following the Humbolt Broncos bus crash, thousands of Canadians have circulated an open letter of support for the unidentified truck driver involved in the collision. With long lonely hours on the road, trucking can be a stressful job even at the bet of times. Linda Corkum has taken steps to address those challenges, she's the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association.

Duration:00:08:30

What the seizure of Backpage.com means for sex trade in Nova Scotia

4/11/2018
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The US government has shut down a website used by prostitutes. Backpage.com is an online classifieds site that was a marketplace of sexual services in 97 countries. The move is having repercussions in Nova Scotia.

Duration:00:09:06

A for Adventure to do list

4/11/2018
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Exploring the many things to do in Nova Scotia.

Duration:00:08:54

From child soldier to acclaimed musician

4/10/2018
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When the innocence of childhood meets the horrors of war, childhood comes out on the losing end. Emmanuel Jal was born into civil war in Sudan. By age eight he was already a child solider. And yet despite that, he's managed to move to Canada and become an internationally recognized hip hop musician.

Duration:00:08:29

Debate over bull riding in Halifax

4/9/2018
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Around 70-thousand people have signed an online petition against a bull riding event planned for Halifax in May. A roster of cowboys is set to ride bucking bulls. But some people are hoping it won't happen at all.

Duration:00:10:48

The legacy of Rehtaeh Parsons five years after her death

4/6/2018
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It's been five years since the tragic death of a Cole Harbour girl, Rehtaeh Parsons. Her death triggered outrage. CBC Reporter Elizabeth Chiu has been looking into what Rehtaeh's death has meant.

Duration:00:10:32

Wayne MacKay discussess the federal government's plans to streamline the criminal courts

4/5/2018
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Last week the Trudeau government introduced Bill C-75, to speed up the criminal justice system. The bill is a reaction to the Supreme Court of Canada's Jordan decision, which set a time limit on prosecutions. A number of criminal charges were thrown out in the wake of the Jordan decision, because they had taken too long. Wayne MacKay is a professor emeritus at Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law, and Information Morning's legal columnist.

Duration:00:07:51

Preserving the past in Gibson Woods

4/5/2018
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People coming home to Gibson Woods, Nova Scotia, will soon have a place to learn about their history. Locals are building a new room onto the church in the small black community in the Annapolis Valley. The plan is to turn it into a genealogy centre. Craig Gibson is a retired RCMP officer and deacon with the Gibson Woods United Baptist Church.

Duration:00:07:50

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