Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Hi

Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Hi

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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.

Episodes

A destination wedding gone wrong, and couple still un-married  

Robin Corkum is looking for compensation for a wedding week gone wrong. Information Morning's Nina Corfu has the story.

$2.5 million worth of lobster and money allegedly stolen  

Police have charged three men in Nova Scotia with fraud relating to four seafood companies in South-western Nova Scotia. The CBC's Richard Cuthbertson has been looking into this.

Chimney swifts in YOUR chimney, and the need to count them  

Flocks of chimney swifts return to the Maritimes from South America and roost together in chimneys this time of year. But the bird now finds itself on the endangered list in Nova Scotia. Amy-Lee Kouwenberg is the Project coordinator for Maritimes Swiftw

Making poverty an election issue  

Fiona Traynor is a Community Legal Worker for Dalhousie Legal Aid. She meets clients every day who struggle to put food on the table. She says welfare allowances in the province are far too low, and she wants poverty to be an election priority on May 30

Trouble for Canadian film/tv producers, thanks to CRTC  

This week, the CRTC renewed the licences for Bell, Corus and Rogers. As part of the licence conditions, the commission decreased the level of funding required for Canadian programming. Scott Simpson and Kimberlee McTaggart both work in the film and TV i

High lobster prices good for fishermen - but tougher on your wallet  

Some grocery stores are selling live lobster for $12 per pound. Shannon Malone fishes out of Lower East Pubnico. Stewart Lamont is a lobster buyer and Managing Director of Tangier Loster Company.

An indigenous activist says changes needed with MMIW Inquiry  

Cheryl Maloney is president of an Atlantic Canadian organization called the Eastern Door Indigenous Women's Association. She signed an open letter to the MMIW Inquiry's chief commissioner, suggesting some major changes are needed.

One voter shares his concerns about possible missed opportunities -- and confusion -- at the advanced polls  

Voting for nobody. We explore what happens if you visited an advanced poll and marked your X next to a party that didn't end up fielding a candidate.

Beyond broccoli - our new food series with a Halifax dietician  

Jennifer Brady says worrying about weight can distract us from broader health issues. She is a dietitian and associate professor at Mount St Vincent University. She will have several conversations with us about what it really means to eat better.

Health survey results in from Digby area, says community group  

The Digby Health Coalition wanted to look at the causes and the effects of doctor shortages in the area in recent years. Emma Van Rooyen led a survey on the effects of lack of family doctors. Tom Kelly did a series of exit interview with doctors.

"Speed dating" with candidates in Dartmouth North  

The Community Food Centre put on the event "Speak Up, Show Up" to encourage people in the area to vote in the provincial election. The CBC's Pam Berman attended the event and tells us more.

Medical group calls for reform to Nova Scotia Health Authority  

Former Capital health ER head Dr. John Ross and former Health Minister Kevin McNamara say th eNSHA needs a re-set. NSHA C.E.O. Janet Knox and Central Zone Executive Director of Operations Vickie Sullivan respond.

How a proposed Nova Scotia spaceport is a brain teaser for Canadian regulators  

In March, Maritime Launch Services announced plans to build a spaceport near Canso. CBC Reporter Jack Julian explains how this is uncharted territory for Canadian regulators who are now responsible for approving the venture.

Celebrating 50 years of the Halifax All-City Music Program  

Chalmers Doane was instrumental in starting up the program, which has specialist teachers putting on music classes in every school in metro. Doane is the former Supervisor of Music for Halifax.

NS families still waiting for action on MMIW  

Last year, the federal government offered money to each province to help support families of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women. The idea was to set up "Family Information Liaison Units". But families in Nova Scotia are still waiting.

Correctional workers say mental health issues are even worse for those who work in local system  

Correctional workers in provincial jails say they're dealing with the effects of PTSD, just as often as those who work in federal prisons. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor tells us more.

Liberals mad about school board stipend increase  

Few people likely know that almost every school board member in the province will receive a hefty raise in their salary. CBC Reporter Jean Laroche tells us more.

Corrections workers want more help with PTSD  

PTSD among first responders is something we now openly discuss. But correctional officers say they continue to be left out of the conversation. CBC Reporter Angela MacIvor has more.

Digby Neck wharves not getting upgrades  

Fishermen on Digby Neck say their wharves are in danger of falling apart. Many were built 50 to 80 years ago. The harbours have formed a steering committee to lobby the federal government for more money. Noel Facey is the chairman.

Cape Breton doctors protest against Health Authority  

Doctors in Cape Breton have been making it clear that they are unhappy with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. On the weekend they held a rally to protest the Health Authority. Dr. Margaret Fraser was one of the speakers.

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