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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.

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    Cape Breton "Green hydrogen" project goes to environmental assessment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 8:57


    The company EverWind Fuels is looking to develop a hydrogen and ammonia production facility in Point Tupper. Last month, they filed documents with the province for an environmental assessment and they are accepting public feedback until January 18th.

    An invitation from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church on Christmas Eve

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 8:08


    Vladimir Putin has ordered his troops in Ukraine to observe a unilateral cease-fire to accommodate Orthodox Christmas celebrations. Father Roman Dusanowskyj talks about tonight's special services at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church in the Pier.

    MADD says Cape Bretoners are getting the message

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 7:07


    MADD Cape Breton took part in hundreds of check stops over the holidays. Our Cape Breton Current Affairs Correspondent Brittany Wentzell spoke to the President of the Cape Breton Chapter of MADD.

    Raising the alarm about rooming houses in the CBRM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 11:39


    CBRM officials say the number of complaints about homes being converted into rooming houses is increasing and they say that's a concern for fire safety.

    Year-end interview: Keith Bain, Victoria-The Lakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 12:44


    We continue our series of year end interviews. Keith Bain is the MLA for Victoria-The Lakes and the Speaker of the House.

    Acadian culture with Ronald LaBelle: a tale of ingenuity from Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 8:17


    In our Acadian column today, Ronald LaBelle focuses the Magdalen Islands.

    Year-end interview: Kendra Coombes, Cape Breton Centre-Whitney Pier

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 10:34


    We continue our series of year end interviews. Kendra Coombes is the MLA for CB Centre-Whitney Pier.

    Year-end interview: John White, Glace Bay-Dominion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 10:19


    We continue our series of year end interviews. John White is the MLA for Glace Bay-Dominion.

    Year-end interview: Brian Comer, Cape Breton East

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 11:19


    We continue our series of year end interviews. Brian Comer is the MLA for Cape Breton East, and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions.

    What is the avenue for a public voice in the education system?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 9:49


    The province launched a survey to get your thoughts on the education system. Information Mornings Current Affairs Correspondent Brittany Wentzell talks about why the survey was created and how people are feeling about the current education model.

    Year-end interview: Fred Tilley, Northside-Westmount

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 10:02


    We continue our series of year end interviews. Fred Tilley is the MLA for Northside-Westmount.

    What does it mean for land to be protected in a provincial park?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 8:48


    The controversy surrounding a proposed golf course at West Mabou Beach Provincial Park has some people wondering, what does it mean for an area to be protected?

    Year-end interview: Derek Mombourquette, Sydney-Membertou

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 9:19


    Next up in our year end series is Derek Mombourquette, the MLA for Sydney-Membertou.

    Year-end interview: Allan MacMaster, MLA for Inverness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 10:12


    First up on our year end series is Allan MacMaster is the MLA for Inverness and Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier of NS.

    Tim Houston: the year-end interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 14:26


    After completing his first full calendar year in office, we wrap things up with Premiere Tim Houston.

    CBU international students try sledge hockey

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 5:41


    CBCs Holly Conners hits the ice as International Students at Cape Breton University get schooled in the sport of sledge hockey.

    The next thing: weaponized drone boats

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 15:21


    We take a deep dive into a new breed of marine vehicle that's making waves in the waters of the world: weaponized drone boats.

    Door-to-door carolers bring a taste of India to Glace Bay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 4:52


    Our Cape Breton Current Affairs Correspondent Brittany Wentzell caught up with some Christmas Carolers who decided to spread some holiday cheer by singing traditional Indian Christmas songs.

    Fiona exposes burial site at Fortress

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 7:23


    Mallory Moran is an archaeologist with Parks Canada. She talks to our Cape Breton Current Affairs Correspondent Brittany Wentzell about how Fiona affected a burial site at the Fortress of Louisbourg.

    Acadian Culture with Ronald LaBelle: an old-time Acadian Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 9:13


    In our Acadian Column today, Ronald Labelle brings us Christmas in early Acadia

    Remembering Virginia McCoy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 10:33


    We remember the artist Virginia McCoy of inverness, who passed away this week at the age of 74

    CBU's recruitment success is a challenge for some of its students

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 12:40


    There are more international students by percentage at CBU, than at any other school in the region, but this is causing some challenges for the school and for those students.

    Housing shortages drove the conversation in CBRM in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 15:13


    It's that time of year when we take a look back and reflect. One of the biggest stories of 2022 was the ongoing housing crisis. Housing researcher Catherine Leviten Reid takes stock of the issues here in Cape Breton.

    Green armbands for young referees

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 6:31


    We recently heard about a hockey association in Cole Harbour adopting the ‘green arm band initiative' to reduce verbal attacks on referees under 18. Now the program has been picked up by Hockey Nova Scotia and expanded to the whole province. Hockey Nova Scotia's referee in chief, Rick Hill, talks about some of the abuse referees face and how this could change hockey in Nova Scotia for the better.

    Richmond County Council report with Adam Cooke: council size; Saltwire rural delivery; community hub proposal

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 7:31


    Adam Cooke swings by to talk about what was on the mind of Richmond County Councilors at yesterday's meeting.

    New coyote behaviour contributed to attack in the CBH National Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 14:01


    Research shows a lack of regular prey led coyotes in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to switch to hunting moose which led to the attack that killed a hiker back in 2009. Professor Stan Gehrt is the lead researcher on the study about this attack.

    Celebrating 15 years of "A New Kind of Light" with the Three Wise Women: Rose Cousins, Jill Barber, and Meaghan Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 50:04


    In hour 1 of our Light Up A Life day at CBC Cape Breton, we hear more about the songs This Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy, and Here for Christmas. We're encouraging you to donate to help Feed Nova Scotia by going online to www.cbc.ca/bekind

    Celebrating 15 years of "A New Kind of Light" with the Three Wise Women: Rose Cousins, Jill Barber, and Meaghan Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 27:19


    In hour 3 of our Light Up A Life day at CBC Cape Breton, we hear more about the songs Christmas Time is Here and A New Kind of Light. We're encouraging you to donate to help Feed Nova Scotia by going online to www.cbc.ca/bekind

    Celebrating 15 years of "A New Kind of Light" with the Three Wise Women: Rose Cousins, Jill Barber, and Meaghan Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 50:19


    In hour 2 of our Light Up A Life day at CBC Cape Breton, we hear more about the songs Blue Christmas, In The Bleak Midwinter, Christmas on the Town, and It Snowed. We're encouraging you to donate to help Feed Nova Scotia by going online to www.cbc.ca/bekind

    Police investigate fake bus passes in the CBRM

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 5:09


    Police are investigating the production of fake bus passes in the CBRM. We hear from the CBU Students' Union.

    EHS responds to ambulance concerns North of Smokey

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 12:50


    Yesterday we heard from a Victoria County councilor who's raising alarm bells about a lack of ambulance service North of Smokey. Today we hear from EHS.

    From the archives: Then & Now with Jim St Clair on Cape Breton Christmas place names

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 8:07


    We unwrap a gift from the archives with a special Christmas-themed edition of Then & Now with Jim St Clair.

    Housing pilot project in Port Hawkesbury

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 5:58


    Executive Director of the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce, Misty MacDonald, explains what the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce has in mind with a new pilot project on housing and community information sessions they're hosting today.

    Land Legacy Trust a "game-changer" for conservation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 11:43


    The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is excited about an additional 20 million dollars from the Province to help conserve land. Bonnie Sutherland is the Executive Director, she explains if that puts Nova Scotia on the track to reach 20% protected land by 2030.

    Where are the ambulances for North of Smokey?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 8:24


    There are concerns about the two ambulances North of Smokey often being taken out of service locally.

    Jimmy Rankin makes a "Kindness Call"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 8:53


    We listen in on a kindness call from Jimmy Rankin to a woman from Iqaluit that will be music to your ears.

    Two new nature reserves in Cape Breton

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 6:35


    Cape Breton has two new nature reserves in Inverness county, and one of the wilderness areas in Cape Breton county got a bit bigger.

    A pathway for Ukrainian doctors & nurses to practice in Nova Scotia

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 9:53


    We get an update on a program launched at the end of the summer to support Ukrainian health care professionals who want to work in NS.

    A tribute to our former cooking columnist Yvonne LeVert

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 12:51


    Yvonne LeVert was well known for her love of Cape Breton cuisine and culture. She was also a founder of CBU's hospitality and tourism management program. Now CBU has created three scholarships in her name and named a room after her.

    The YMCA of Cape Breton is opening the first licensed child care centre in Guysborough County

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 7:35


    The YMCA of CB is expanding its child care expertise to Guysborough with a new child care centre.

    Will the new Climate Change Plan get us where we need to go?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 12:09


    Peter Duinker of Dalhousie's School of Resource and Environmental Studies will help us look at the province's plan to address climate change.

    Precedent-setting benefit to Cape Breton veteran for PTSD

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 12:38


    A Cape Breton Military Veteran has won the first ever critical injury benefit from the federal government specifically for PTSD.

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