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.


Port Hawkesbury Airport  

Things are looking up at the Port Hawkesbury Airport. Negotiations are underway for a new group to take over management, to expand and promote the site. We heard from the councillor for the area, John Dowling.

Draft Attendance Policy  

Getting tough on truancy. The Minister of Education, Karen Casey, outlines a new draft policy on student attendance and engagement.

Galloping Cows  

Galloping along, despite her disability. We meet a Port Hood businesswoman who has received an award from the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network. Joanne Schmidt of Galloping Cows Fine Foods in Port Hood shared her story.

Municipal Election Campaign Donations  

The municipal money trail. A CBC News Investigation has found that most campaign donations in CBRM's 2016 Municipal Election came from businesses and unions. Rules around who can donate what, may be about to change.

Breton Ability Centre Expansion  

More space at the Breton Ability Centre in Sydney River means more people with disabilities will benefit from its programs. We spoke with David Farmer, the senior manager of Community and Business Development with Breton Ability Centre.

Then & Now - Munro Academy  

A gift of the garb. A fancy lace collar has inspired Jim St. Clair this week, as he brings us a story of the lady who moved from a big city in Scotland to live in a log cabin along the Bras d'Or lakes in 1850.

Dalbrae Schools Meeting  

The threat of school closure was up for debate in Inverness County last night. The School Options Committee for the Dalbrae system of schools presented its final recommendation to the community. We spoke with Damian MacInnis.

Then & Now - Munro Academy  

A gift of the garb. A fancy lace collar has inspired Jim St. Clair this week, as he brings us a story of the lady who moved from a big city in Scotland to live in a log cabin along the Bras d'Or lakes in 1850.

Maisyn Sock - Back From Vimy  

Over the seas and back again. We caught up with Eskasoni High School student Maisyn Sock, fresh back from France where she attended the commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Acadian Ridings - Tom Urbaniak  

What's riding on a riding resolution? Tom Urbaniak, the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Cape Breton University, brought us up to date on an Acadian group's challenge to Nova Scotia's current electoral map.

Pot holes on Prince Street  

A man makes a video about a bad road in Sydney and oddly enough the next day crews are patching up Prince Street. Michael MacInnis, who took the video, spoke with the CBC's Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith.

Issue Panel - April 13, 2017  

We convene a roster of talkative & opinionated Cape Bretoners to give us their take on the stories of the week on the Information Morning Issue Pannel. Mike Kelloway, Matt Stewart and Stephen Tobin were on the show.

Then & Now - Cape Breton Place Names  

Making a Name for Yourself. In another nod to Canada's 150th, Jim St. Clair looks back at the Cape Breton place names that have changed on our Island since the days of Confederation.

Fire Services Review  

Cape Breton Regional Council has appointed a committee to push forward with a Fire Services Review. George Muise is the Provincial Representative on the new committee and he spoke to CBC's George Mortimer.

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish - Flood  

We checked in with Fr. Bill Burke, the Parish Priest for St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish in Sydney, which is open again after a winter spent repairing damage from the Thanksgiving Day storm.

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles  

Eagle Watching. Charlie Cuff sets up the challenge ahead for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles as they go into game 3 with a 2 game deficit. And - where are all the fans? Charlie Cuff talked about tonight's Game.

Seafood Products - Paul Withers  

A whale of a change. New rules in the States require that seafood from Canada be fished in such a way that it minimizes harm to marine mammals. We heard about the impact of that change from CBC's Paul Withers.

Vimy Pilgramage Award  

We caught up with a young woman from Eskasoni who was selected to attend the Vimy Commemorations. Maisyn Sock is a grade 12 student at Alison Bernard Memorial High School and she is one of 17 Canadian students who were chosen for the Award.

Monika Dutt's New Job  

For the past 5 years Monika Dutt has been a prominent figure in the medical and political life of our Island. Now, she has a new job out west. So is she leaving? We spoke with her on the show.

Phlis McGregor in Vimy  

Remembering the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers in the First World War. We heard from Information Morning's Phlis McGregor, who's in France and attended yesterday's Commemorative Ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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