Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Hi

Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Hi


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.


French tributes for NS soldiers who fought at Vimy  

The 100th anniversary of the World War One battle is coming up. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor tells us about a cultural group from France who spent a week in Cape Breton to pay tribute to Nova Scotia soldiers who fought at Vimy.

Taking stock of race - and coming of age - in a new book of poetry  

Andre Fenton is a spoken word artist and poet. And he's just released his new book of poetry titled " Ode to Teenage Angst". Andre was a feature guest on Information Morning's broadcast from the Halifax North Memorial Public Library back in November 201

A push to change social assistance rules in NS  

The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund - or - LEAF has applied to intervene in the case of a NS man in 2015 who lost his social assistance, and Community Services cut off his wife and children as well.

Author Yann Martel is in Halifax to talk about loss, and imagination  

The Man Booker prize-winning writer is delivering the Cyril Byrne Lectures.

Parks Canada working to keep invasive fish out of Keji  

The small-mouth bass and the chain pickerel are destroying ecosystems across the province. CBC Reporter Paul Withers tells us how Parks Canada is building a dam to keep the fish out of Kejimkujik National Park.

Dal researchers create special goggles to help stroke patients  

Dr. Gail Eskes and her team in Halifax has created goggles with prisms that help treat something called "hemi-spatial neglect". Dr. Eskes is a professor and clinical neuropsychologist at Dalhousie University.

Nova Scotia reaction to Federal Budget  

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau laid out new spending for some big ticket items in yesterday's budget. For local reaction we speak with Paige Black, Ann Divine and Andy Filmore.

Province commits to mental health improvements  

Health Minister Leo Glavine announced this week he would implement all of the recommendations of the Minister's Advisory panel on mental Health and Addictions. Starr Dobson and Dr. Stan Kuthcer co-chaired the panel.

Money doesn't usually grow on trees  

The idea of paying it forward just got a lot easier. Find out how to get your hands on some FREE money in Antigonish this weekend. James Smeaton is the "Dean of Awesome" for the Antigonish chapter of the Awesome Foundation.

Checking in on collaborative care  

The Provincial Health Authority said it has heard from 25,000 people who do not have a family doctor. The news comes as efforts continue to shift the model from traditional family medicine to more "collaborative" practices. CBC Reporter Michael Gorman te

Researchers says need better sex ed in schools  

A House of Commons committee is looking at whether sexually-explicit material and pornography online has a significant impact on public health in Canada. One reasearcher from Halifax says the focus should be less on public health and more on better sexua

Mixing Irish green with the Brexit blues  

Some in Northern Ireland are worried about the future of the peace process, thanks to the U-K voting to leave the E-U. Bridget Brownlow is a professor in Irish Studies and Political Science at Saint Mary's University.

Student aims for nearly zero waste year  

Just in case you thought garbage restrictions in Halifax were university student is planning to keep her garbage output for 2017 to a single jar. CBC's Moira Donovan met with Brianna Maxwell.

Differing opinions on Brexit  

British Prime Minister Teresa May has finally started the clock on Brexit. Her government indicated the process to leave the EU will begin next week. We speak with two British ex-pats for their views.

Halifax considers new rules around municipal election donations  

A CBC Nova Scotia Investigation has taken a closer look at the donations made to candidates in Halifax's 2016 Municipal Election. CBC Reporter Pam Berman has the details.

Game to help officials prepare for mass evacuation  

Anyone who has tried to get into or out of Halifax in a hurry knows it can be frustrating. Now imagine suddenly being ordered out of the city. That kind of mass evacuation is the stuff of nightmares for those in the emergency management buisiness. CBC

Unanswered questions about deaths of NB children in care  

CBC New Brunswick has been looking cases of children in that province who died under the watch of child protection officials. CBC Producer Karissa Donkin tells us more.

Tougher rules for drone operators  

Recreational drone users in Canada face new restrictions on where and when they can fly their drones. For more on the new regulations we speak with Mark Langille.

Timmy's franchisees say owner ruining the Tims experience  

Some long=time Tim Hortons franchise owners are sayiing they're unhappy with the way their parent company is running things. Iain MacLeod is an independent marketing analyst.

Town seeks funding for Lunenburg Academy renovations  

There is concern the town of Lunenburg will need federal and provincial funding to restore the iconic Lunenburg Academy to its original glory. CBC Reporter Jerri Southcott tells us more.

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