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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

Then and Now - West Mabou Park

2/21/2018
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A Walk In the Park. With talk of a golf course possibly going in around West Mabou Provincial Park, our community historian, Jim St. Clair, peers into the past to highlight some of the area's interesting historical highlights.

Duration:00:07:14

Home and Away: A Hockey Musical

2/21/2018
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A new musical about hockey has stick-handled its way to the Boardmore Playhouse. We spoke with Charlie Rhindress, who wrote the book the play is based on.

Duration:00:08:20

Collaborative care in NS

2/20/2018
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The Collaborative Care Model 1-0-1. The government says it's interested in creating more and strengthening the existing collaborative family practice teams in the province. Its first step is explaining how the idea works and getting input from the public. We spoke with Kathy Bell, the director of Primary Health Care, Chronic Disease and Family Practice for the Eastern Zone of Nova Scotia Health Authority to learn more.

Duration:00:13:00

One-of-a-kind leatherback in the Bras d'Or starved to death

2/16/2018
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We heard from Laura Bourque, a wildlife pathologist with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at the Veterinary College in Carlottetown, who helped perform a necropsy on the massive, leatherback turtle that washed up near Eskasoni.

Duration:00:05:36

Education minister responds to concerns from educators & volunteers

2/16/2018
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The Minister of Education is in Cape Breton, where he met with select members of student advisory committees about the upcoming changes. We spoke with him on the show.

Duration:00:15:13

Principal says she'd rather become a teacher again than leave the union

2/15/2018
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The "Principal" of the Matter. If the Liberals go through with their decision to remove principals and vice-principals from the union, Lois Landry from Louisdale, says she'll give up her role as a principal and return to teaching.

Duration:00:11:45

How did that leatherback turtle get HERE??

2/15/2018
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Following the track of a dead leatherback. After yesterdays' program, in which we discussed that 7 foot, 800 pound, deceased leatherback turtle on the Bras d'Or, we spoke with DFO to learn more about the species and what happened to the turtle itself.

Duration:00:10:03

Leatherback turtle in the Bras d'Or

2/14/2018
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Ron MacLean of Islandview, near Eskasoni, came across a large object encased in the ice near his property... to his surprise, it was a massive, leatherback turtle which perished on the shores of the Bras d'Or. Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan spoke to Ron about his discovery.

Duration:00:08:00

Leatherback turtle in the Bras d'Or

2/14/2018
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Ron MacLean of Islandview, near Eskasoni, came across a large object encased in the ice near his property... to his surprise, it was a massive, leatherback turtle which sadly perished on the shores of the Bras d'Or. Associate Producer Nicole MacLennan spoke to Ron about his discovery.

Duration:00:08:00

NSTU President on potential job action

2/14/2018
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Members of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union were advised of a strike vote next Tuesday. In a statement, NSTU President Liette Doucet said a strike vote will "give the NSTU a mandate to implement a job action if the government is unprepared to back down from implementing the Glaze Report."

Duration:00:08:51

Why don't more young doctors come to Cape Breton?

2/13/2018
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Nova Scotia Doctors: The Next Generation... In our on-going series - The Search - looking at Nova Scotia's doctor shortage, we turn our attention to medical residents for their take on the issue. Caitlin Lees is a fifth year resident in Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Palliative Care.

Duration:00:16:46

Doctor recruiting tip from Clare, NS: send care packages to med students

2/12/2018
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In our series, "The Search" on the doctor shortage in NS - we visit the community of Clare, where they focussed their doctor recruitment strategy on attracting doctors who are from the area - and succeeded 6 times over. Reporter Michael Gorman has the story.

Duration:00:09:04

Ship-breaking in Cape Breton: the end of the HMCS Athabascan

2/12/2018
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Wayne Elliott, founder and Director of Business Development for the Marine Recycling Corporation based in Ontario, talks about his company's operation at Sydport in Point Edward The ship breaking company has been busy in there and now prepares to dismantle HMCS Athabascan.

Duration:00:08:43

Why isn't the NS Health Authority paying its multi-million-dollar tax bill to the CBRM?

2/9/2018
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Unhealthy Finances... Reporter Joan Weeks spoke to CBRM Councillor Amanda McDougall about taxes owed to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality by the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Currently, its 2.7 million dollars - that tax debt has been accumulating since 2014.

Duration:00:07:09

Why the Nova Scotia Premier wants to eliminate elected school boards

2/8/2018
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Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil talks about the recent Education Report by Dr. Avis Glaze, and the controversial changes his government is making based on it. Nova Scotia is writing a new chapter in education - and so far, the characters involved are not taking to the plotline.

Duration:00:13:04

The Search: Is Nova Scotia's fee system scaring doctors away?

2/7/2018
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Our series "The Search" - on the hunt for family doctors in Nova Scotia continues... today, challenges to the our health care system. Reporter Michael Gorman examines how we pay doctors - and how our provincial model could be getting in the way of attracting doctors.

Duration:00:10:52

Cecil Clarke on running for the Nova Scotia PC Party leadership

2/6/2018
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Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Cecil Clarke announced his bid for the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party leadership on the weekend. Yesterday, we heard some of that announcement. Today, Cecil Clarke talks about his plans to lead the provincial PCs.

Duration:00:14:39

What are we doing to improve geriatric care in Cape Breton?

2/5/2018
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Recently, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, a world-renowned expert in dementia and Alzheimer's, expressed concerns around dementia care in Cape Breton. Dr. Warren Wilkes, Executive Director of Medicine for the Eastern Zone of the NSHA, responds to that concern, and the level of preparedness for the demographic challenges ahead.

Duration:00:16:59

Should Cecil Clarke step down as CBRM Mayor?

2/5/2018
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Cecil Clarke has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives in Nova Scotia, SO can he still be Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality while he chases his next job? CBU's Tom Urbaniak reflects on the issue of CBRM governance.

Duration:00:08:49

Inspired by Archibald's Wharf: the proposed CBRM public participation policy

2/2/2018
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Next week, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality will consider a motion to adopt a new process when it comes to involving the public in decisions around planning strategy... decisions like the sale of Archibald's Wharf in North Sydney. Earlene MacMullin is the councillor for District 2 which includes North Sydney.

Duration:00:06:28

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