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Information Morning Cape Breton

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Dementia care expert says we need to take action now, or we'll regret it

1/23/2018
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Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, a neurologist and geriatrician and a national leader in dementia research, is sounding the alarm about dementia care in Cape Breton. He says if people don't demand change... in 10 years, these will be the good old days when we missed our chance to do things right.

Duration:00:12:50


Could it be that plastic grocery bags are actually a sensible choice?

1/23/2018
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In defence of plastic bags... Joe Hruska, vice-president for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, says they're an environmentally friendly choice, and a business opportunity. He makes the argument that plastic bags are a sensible option, if only we were smarter with how we handled the recycling part of it.

Duration:00:11:22


Cape Breton market has to call in backup to deal with responses to its "free land" offer

1/22/2018
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At first, the Farmer's Daughter in Whycocomagh hoped their job offer would see interest trickle in. It did - a stream of interest, which quickly grew into a torrent and the flood of e-mails hasn't stopped - 300-thousand e-mails. Reporter Wendy Martin updates the story.

Duration:00:08:39


Cape Breton doc gives up his license out of frustration

1/22/2018
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A frustrated physician says farewell... Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith spoke with Richmond County's Dr. Bob Martel about why he's decided to stop practicing after 35 years. Next month, he'll give up his medical license and palliative care certification.

Duration:00:07:27


Cape Breton doc gives up his license out of frustration

1/19/2018
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A frustrated physician says farewell... Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith spoke with Richmond County's Dr. Bob Martell about why he's decided to stop practicing after 35 years. Next month, he'll give up his medical license and palliative care certification.

Duration:00:07:27


Does British Columbia have plastic recycling in the bag?

1/19/2018
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Cape Breton is trying to figure out what to do with its stockpiled grocery bags. But BC has already come up with a solution. We contact Allen Langdon, managing director of Recycle BC, to find out how they do it on the West coast.

Duration:00:08:26


Forestry Hub

1/18/2018
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A group of Cape Bretoners have dreams of creating a "forestry hub" for those wanting to produce value-added items from trees. Hear about it from municipal councillor for Inverness Jim Mustard, and Don Beamish, general manager of Larchwood Enterprises.

Duration:00:09:33


Forestry Hub

1/18/2018
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A group of Cape Bretoners have dreams of creating a "forestry hub" for those wanting to produce value-added items from trees. Hear about it from municipal councillor for Inverness Jim Mustard, and Don Beamish, general manager of Larchwood Enterprises.

Duration:00:09:33


Assisted Dying Wish

1/18/2018
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Last fall, Weldon Bona of Sydney was approved for Nova Scotia's Medical Assistance In Dying program. He picked a date to end his life, BUT no medical personnel have been available to fulfill his request. Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee has his story.

Duration:00:08:16


The Sisters of St. Martha - Antigonish

1/17/2018
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A beloved community institution in Antigonish is undergoing some big changes. The Sisters of St. Martha have been an important part of society for decades. Now, they're closing their aging Motherhouse. Congregation leader Sr. Brendalee Boisvert explains why.

Duration:00:08:36


Funeral Mix-up - Yvonne Colbert

1/17/2018
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The worst possible time for a mix-up... A family's grief made worse, they say, by their experience with a loved one's funeral service. In a CBC investigation, our Consumer Watchdog Yvonne Colbert has the alarming story of one family's experience.

Duration:00:08:52


Outdoor Rink @ Open Hearth Park

1/17/2018
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Reporter Holly Conners spoke to David Ferguson, Facilities Supervisor with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, to learn more about the outdoor skating rink being established in a parking lot at Open Hearth Park in Sydney.

Duration:00:05:55


Wacky Weather - Jonathan Buffett

1/17/2018
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We all know what happened weather wise in Cape Breton this past weekend. So we poke around WHY it happened. We contact Jonathan Buffett, an amateur weather watcher, who is part of a co-operative network called the Cape Breton Weather Monitoring Network, for an explanation.

Duration:00:07:26


Doctor Recruitment - Dr. Wilkes

1/17/2018
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Help Wanted. Eventually. Victoria County is concerned that the province isn't actively recruiting doctors for the area because the ones who want to retire haven't officially declared so. Dr. Warren Wilkes is Executive Director for Medicine - NSHA, Eastern Zone.

Duration:00:07:46


Cannabis ER Visits

1/15/2018
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Why is marijuana to blame for a number of recent emergency room visits in Antigonish? Dr. Maureen Allen, an Emergency Room physician at St. Martha's Hospital, explains. Learn more about patients suffering from hyperemesis cannabinoid syndrome.

Duration:00:06:02


Social Assistance Reform

1/15/2018
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Last week, we had a conversation with an advocate for people who use social assistance. They're happy that the province is reforming the system, but they're UNhappy that they're being left out of the process. The Department of Community Services responds.

Duration:00:11:35


Victoria County Doctor Vacancies

1/12/2018
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A Doctor's Dilemma... We have more on how the Nova Scotia Health Authority defines a physician vacancy and why it's a particular problem in Victoria County. Reporter Holly Conners spoke to a doctor, and the Warden of the County about recruitment.

Duration:00:06:17


New Brunswick Doctors

1/11/2018
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A follow-up to our Doctors Nova Scotia interview... we turn to our neighbours in New Brunswick to hear of their model to pay doctors - one favoured by many physicians. Andrew MacLean is Director of Family Medicine NB for the Medical Society of NB.

Duration:00:12:34


Recycling problems in Nova Scotia

1/10/2018
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The province had a chance to head off the current problem with recyclable plastic. We hear one theory from Doug Hickman on how the issue got out of hand.

Duration:00:08:48


Doctors Payment Model

1/10/2018
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Physician pay thyself. We ask the president of Doctors NS, Manoj Vohra, what models they're looking at to replace fee for service.

Duration:00:07:50

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