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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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Local authors want to change the way we look at south-end Halifax.

Local authors Rebecca Rose and Lezlie Lowe are inviting people in Halifax to take a walk with them. Together, they'll lead a walking tour this Sunday of important landmarks in their books about LGBTQ liberation and female volunteers. Lowe spoke with Information Morning's Feleshia Chandler about the tour.


Finance Minister on the highlights of the new N.S. budget

Finance Minister Allan MacMaster has announced a $14.4 billion budget that includes $6.5 billion in health spending, but doesn't include an increase to income assistance. He joins us to talk about the budget.


The Knox Office: Brother, 65, Full Red River and more

Our film reviewer Carsten Knox talks about what he's been seeing lately, including a local documentary now on CBC Gem, a Chinese comedy mystery, and a journey back in time with Adam Driver!


How Muslims are observing Ramadan at the first mosque in Wolfville

As the Ummah Masjid in Wolfville marks its one-year anniversary this month, it's welcoming Muslims from across the valley for Ramadan. Volunteer Ahmed Nassrat tells about the mosque's inaugural year and a special gift somebody left on their doorstep.


New retaining wall at Crescent Beach sparks concern about coastal development

There's frustration growing among some people living on the South Shore around development encroaching upon beloved beaches and coastal areas. A group of citizens are getting together to talk about options to protect one of those spots, Crescent Beach near West Dublin.


Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel program extended

The federal government is extending the application deadline for the CUAET program, which has helped Ukrainians fleeing the war to settle here in Canada. We check in with Lyubov Zhyznomirska, the Nova Scotia president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.


11-year-old 'Ryan Reynolds super-fan' does school heritage project on the actor's life

A Grade 6 student at Chester Area Middle School spent weeks poring over her Canadian heritage presentation. Unbeknownst to her parents and teachers, she was researching the life and times of movie star Ryan Reynolds for her school project.


Wife reacts to report on sinking of the Chief William Saulis fishing boat

Six men died when the Chief William Saulis sank in a gale in December 2020. Now the Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on the sinking of the vessel. Hear from Michelle Nickerson, whose husband was one of the crew members lost at sea.


Retiring NSCAD professor gives away book collection of more than 400 works

Hundreds of books used to line the walls of professor Jayne Wark's office at NSCAD University. Over the past week or so, dozens of people have helped empty the shelves, as part of Wark's retirement book giveaway. Information Morning's Feleshia Chandler brings us this story.


What you need to know about Nova Scotia's spring COVID-19 booster

An additional COVID-19 vaccine booster is now available for Nova Scotia's most vulnerable populations. Dr. Shelley Deeks, the province's deputy chief medical officer of health, tell us what people need to know about the next round of boosters.


How the Trim Collective is fostering a new culture of women surfers in N.S.

A longboard club called the Trim Collective is bringing women who surf in this province together to talk about surfing, improve their skills and share their knowledge. Its founders say they could only cover so much while freezing in the parking lot with half a wetsuit on after a winter wave-shredding session!


Two 2SLGBT curling tournaments are happening in Halifax

Halifax's Mayflower Curling Club is decked out in rainbow colours! 2SLGBTQ curling teams have travelled from across Canada to compete in the Bluenose Bonspiel and the Canadian Pride Curling Championships. Lennie Comeau is co-chair of the local curling league that's hosting both events.


Participant in 'Whooping Cough' study shares experience

Ongoing research by the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology is exposing what happens to the human immune system during a whooping cough infection. Meet one of the scientists studying this topic and a trial participant living in isolation at the IWK's Challenge Unit after being infected with the disease.


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.