Cape Breton's Information Morning from CBC Radio N

Cape Breton's Information Morning from CBC Radio N


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.


Special Olympics GOLD  

Sydney Mines speed skater Aimee Gordon made history yesterday at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Coach Cyril MacDonald talks about Aimee's Gold Medal win, and hear Aimee's excitement following her Bronze Medal win this morning.

Charlie Cuff - Eagles Playoff Preview  

Our sports guy Charlie Cuff sets up the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles' run at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play-offs tonight. Charlie spoke with Eagles head coach and general manager Marc Andre Dumont.

Cape Breton Highlands Ski Trek  

Meet a man who's heart's in the Highlands... Michel Aucoin from Grand Etang is set to ski across the Cape Breton Highlands again, and if you're interested in joining him, get details of the trek across the barrens and his contact information.

Issue Panel 0323  

Was it penny wise or pound foolish? We examine the bottom line with a special post-Federal Budget edition of the Information Morning Issue Panel. Today, our panelists are: Chris Milburn, Nicole LaFosse and Todd Pettigrew.

Vimy Trek  

Meet a member of the French delegation in Cape Breton retracing the steps of CB soldier John Arsenault to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. And hear from the soldier's great-grand niece, who's heading back to France with them.

Upopolis Network @ CBRH  

Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith learns about a new program at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital that will allow kids to use social media and search for info safely. Tracy Warren-Salt, a child life specialist in the Pediatrics Unit, explains how it works.

Jim St. Clair - Centre Hall House  

Homing in on Confederation. In his series on the Cape Breton people and objects who were around in 1867, community historian Jim St. Clair turns his attention to architecture as we learn about "The Centre Hall House.

Mental Health Panel Report - Leo Glavine  

Nova Scotia's Minister of Health, Leo Glavine, elaborates on the recommendations found in a recent Mental Health Panel Report. The recommendations and responses focused mainly on youth, online support and suicide prevention training.

CBRM Heavy Garbage - Marie Walsh  

Junk and Disorderly. Heavy garbage pickup in the CBRM has become an essential service to some. Reporter Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith asked the municipality's Chief Financial Officer Marie Walsh whether there'll be money available this year for the pickup.

Ad Limina - Bishop Brian Dunn  

Pilgrimage and Prayer. Bishop Brian Dunn of the Diocese of Antigonish is in Rome, where he had an audience with the Pope. Hear about his experience at the Ad Limina event, and find out what was involved and what could come out of it.

Community Impact Summit  

Solving the Problem of Poverty. The United Way and the CBRM host their first ever Community Impact Summit. The 2-day event aims to create a concrete action plan. Lynne McCarron is Executive Director of the United Way of Cape Breton.

CBU Co-op Program  

Looking for a job? way to get your foot in the door is through a co-op program. It's National Co-op Week in Canada. And we'll learn how Cape Breton University's revived Co-op Program is benefitting both businesses and students in our community.

Create-a-Will App  

Writing a will just got easier and less expensive, thanks to a new app from the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia. The app helps you prepare a will when you need it most. Heather de Berdt Romilly, Executive Director of the Society, explains.

Virtual Sydney Steel Museum  

Remembering Sydney Steel with your Smartphone. Learn how a tech start-up is helping refine the virtual Sydney Steel Museum concept in Open Hearth Park. Carol Lee Boutlier is with the Sydney Steel Museum Society. Ron Campbell owns tech company - TapnBe.

Canada C3 Project  

There are lots of ways to celebrate our country turning 150 years old this year. How about sailing from coast to coast to coast? YOU can be part of this epic journey. Learn more about Canada C3 ( and applying for a unique travel adventure.

Rebuilding Bell Bay  

Last summer, a devastating fire gutted the clubhouse at the Bell Bay golf course in Baddeck. Reporter George Mortimer asks Bell Bay general manager Eric Tobin about the fire, and what lies ahead as their plans to rebuild progress.

Fisheries Fund + Lobster Council  

The new Atlantic Canada Fisheries Fund, worth 325 million dollars, will encourage innovation and sustainability as well as marketing and brand development. Geoff Irvine, Executive Director of the Lobster Council of Canada, explains the benefits.

CNIB + Lottery Kiosks, Again  

Two years ago, a CBC Investigation reported the CNIB claimed money was missing, and it blamed lottery kiosk operators. Well, more money is allegedly missing and another kiosk operator has lost his job. Consumer watchdog Yvonne Colbert has an update.

Entrepreneurial Services Passport  

We learn about a new network to help entrepreneurs... the Atlantic Canada Entrepreneurial Services Passport gives its members access to a wide range of support and services. Alison Keats from the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation explains.

Louisbourg Seafoods  

A Pretty Kettle of Fish... Danny Hansen, VP of Sustainability at Louisbourg Seafoods, talks about the newly announced 325 million dollar Atlantic Canada Fisheries Fund and what it'll mean to his business and the industry overall.

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