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CBC Radio's 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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Why a N.S. mayor travelled to Jordan to talk about solid waste management

Municipal officials from Colchester County recently completed some important work overseas. They were in Jordan, representing the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, as part of a six-year project to improve their solid waste management. Christine Blair, the mayor of Colchester County, was there.


Education minister reacts to stabbing at Bedford high school

Three people were injured in a violent incident at Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford. Portia asks Nova Scotia's Minister of Education Becky Druhan what happened, how safety protocols were followed, and whether violence against educators is on the rise in this province.


What is being done in the Canadian Forces to combat racism?

Maritime Forces Atlantic is hosting a panel discussion in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on what's being done right now to fight discrimination in the military. Hear from panel organizer Second Lieutenant Jerome Downey.


Health Hacks #194: Staying power of recent changes in healthcare

Healthcare has experienced a lot of changes during the pandemic, but it's not clear how many of them will stick. In this week's column, Mary Jane Hampton tells us how health officials will measure the effectiveness of the innovations they have introduced.


For World Poetry Day (March 21): Black Sea by Damini Awoyiga

For World Poetry Day (March 21), we're sharing a poem from Damini Awoyiga. She was part of the CBC Creator Network's We Create: Artist Studio at the National Black Canadians Summit in July. This poem was inspired by her interactions with delegates.


Art 'n Soul: Magic at the Maritime Conservatory and outdoor theatre at Shubie Park

In this week's culture column, the big reveal on what Halifax magician Vincenzo Ravina has up his sleeve. Plus, Tara Lynn Taylor tells about a new outdoor theatre program in Dartmouth and how The Astor in Liverpool is celebrating World Theatre Day!


Meet the woman behind Not Just Tourists Halifax

Simone Feller runs the Halifax branch of Not Just Tourists, a group that organizes suitcases full of unused medical supplies for people to take when they travel to countries that badly need them.


Halifax creates new position for a Youth Poet Laureate

Find out more about Halifax Regional Municipality's call for applications for the first-ever youth poet laureate. It's an opportunity for a writer between the ages of 12 and 20 to work directly with the municipality's current adult poet laureate, Sue Goyette.


Head of N.S. landlord group on what will happen when the rent cap expires

With the province's two per cent rent cap set to expire in December 2023, many people are wondering and worrying about what will happen to rental prices – especially in such a tight housing market. Some want the rent cap extended again. But the group that represents landlords says that would be a mistake.


Woman from Oyster Pond judges 'the world's greatest dog show'

We reach Monica Johnny in the United Kingdom, where she just judged an international flyball tournament at Crufts. Crufts is one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world. Hear how Monica ended up there, all the way from Oyster Pond!


Noise dispute between the Halifax Curling Club and its longtime next-door neighbour

As winter sports begin to wrap up for the season, a Halifax couple is looking forward to an annual reprieve from their noisy neighbour. Nancy Shea and her husband Richard live next door to the Halifax Curling Club, they're currently in the process of suing the club over constant noise and other emissions. The CBC's Erin MacInnis brings us the story.


Meet some Nova Scotians heading to France to compete in the Abilympics!

Portia Clark pops by the Prescott Group in Halifax, to meet competitors who will be a part of a delegation that's travelling to France for the Abilympics, an international vocational skills competition for people with disabilities.


Pam Glode-Derochers on latest plans for the new Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

For the last six years, the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre has had plans for a new home on Gottingen Street in Halifax. But it took until last week to finally secure a land title. Executive director Pam Glode-Desrochers brings us an update on what happens next.


Legal columnist on police releasing pictures of two underaged "persons of interest"

Child-protection advocates recently raised concerns after Fredericton police published photos of two teens in connection with a shoplifting incident. Police didn't know their ages when they posted the images, calling the teens "persons of interest." Information Morning's legal columnist Wayne Mackay looks at the privacy implications.


Lawyer reacts to report on sexual assault allegations against former King's professor

A new report into accusations of sexual assault against a former professor at the University of King's College has revealed additional incidents spanning decades and found the university failed to do enough to protect its students. A lawyer for one of the survivors gives us his take.


How to seek virtual access to primary care via the Maple Health app

Nova Scotia Health has partnered with online healthcare provider Maple to create Virtual Care NS. For a reminder of how the app works, we reach Gail Tomblin-Murphy. She is the Vice- President of Research, Innovation and Discovery with Nova Scotia Health.


How does a small business plan for four seven-hour power outages in a week?

Piper Bowes, a bakery owner in Truro, is upset that she only got a few days warning about plans for four seven-hour power cuts to her business in one week. Hear why she's asking for more notice and better communications from the corporation. Plus Nova Scotia Power's response.


A for Adventure: the ultimate bucket list

From hot air balloons to fossil finding on horseback... Chris and Jan from A for Adventure have a bucket full of suggestions for things to add to your bucket list.


Jennifer Brady on why you can likely ditch the supplements

If you're one of the millions of Canadians who take vitamins and supplements every day, our nutrition columnist Jennifer Brady explains why you may not need those gummies and powders.


Behind the scenes of a creepy N.S. production and its Beaver Bank set

The second season of the creepy TV series, From, premieres in April. One of its key production people tells us how they built an entire town on an empty lot in Beaver Bank.