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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.

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    Rare surgery enables an injured bald eagle to find its forever home in NS

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 8:05

    A bald eagle called 450, who was severely injured in PEI, will soon have a new home at Hope for Wildlife after a unique surgery and a year of rehabilitation. Lara Cusack with the Atlantic Veterinary College talks about getting 450 up and flying again.

    Scotian Shores hit a new record, picking up 250,000 pounds of garbage this year!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 7:35

    When Angela Riley founded the social enterprise Scotian Shores in 2020, she made a ten year goal to remove a million pounds of garbage from our shorelines. Hear how in 2022 alone, the group has managed to clean up more than 250,000 pounds of debris.

    Hear about the Mockingbird Project, a new plan to improve foster care

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 8:19

    The Department of Community Services is trying a new foster care model. It's launching two pilot projects for the Mockingbird Program, a form of foster care that some other countries are already using. Hear from Community Services Minister Karla MacFarlane.

    Winners of this year's annual Challenge Nova Scotia competition

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 9:12

    Community college students recently took part in the 8th Annual Challenge Nova Scotia competition. Premier Tim Houston asked competitors to come up with ideas to support unhoused community members. Hear from the team with the winning solution.

    Dr. Lin: Learn about cutting edge robot-assisted surgeries

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 7:52

    Gone are the days when robots were relegated to sci-fi TV shows. Now, you might see one in an operating room. Robot-assisted surgery is a new frontier in surgical medicine. Dr. Peter Lin explains how it allows doctors to perform more complex operations and how it's being tested at hospitals here in Canada.

    How the Rouleau inquiry is dealing with disinformation on social media

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 9:19

    Our legal columnist Wayne MacKay talks about his role in the federal Emergencies Act inquiry. MacKay ran a panel about the impact of misinformation and disinformation in the convoy protests, and on the role of ideologically motivated, violent extremism.

    A U.K. librarian with N.S. roots writes D&D guide for kids who are neurodivergent

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 9:57

    Lucas Maxwell from Weymouth was once voted the best school librarian in the United Kingdom. He's a fan of the game Dungeons & Dragons and has discovered the game really helps kids who are neurodivergent. Hear about a guide he's written for schools to use D&D as a tool.

    Honours for two people carrying on the tradition of service and community self-determination started in the 30's in the Antigonish Movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 9:08

    The drive towards cooperative development and self determination started in Nova scotia in the 30s is known as the Antigonish Movement. This weekend two people from that community will be recognized at STFX for their work in furthering those goals - both at home and abroad. We'll hear from both of them.

    Music aficionado Stephen Cooke's Christmas Gems: Column 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 10:29

    To help us kick off the yuletide season in song, we decided to bring in a ringer. Stephen Cooke has been writing about music and entertainment for 25 years, and is well known to many as an entertainment reporter for the Chronicle Herald. He joins us for a new holiday music feature.

    Hear what the NDP leader thinks of all the fracas around power rate hikes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 10:58

    NDP leader Claudia Chender shares her take on the current battle between Nova Scotia Power and the Houston government. Hear her reaction to the premier's recent letter to the provincial regulator, and why the real losers in this power-struggle might be Nova Scotians.

    What do the latest GDP numbers mean for our economic outlook?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 10:04

    St. FX economics professor Greg Tkacz looks at Statistics Canada's latest snapshot of the economy and the predictions for a coming recession.

    New comic book chronicles a journey from eco-worrier to eco-warrior

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 7:38

    Sara Avmaat has created a new comic book about climate anxiety and how one person got past it with the help of his best friend, a dog named Maude. Hear about the comic "Hope Unleashed" and its creator's own journey from climate anxiety to climate activity!

    A for Adventure: Winner in our A for Adventure contest

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 10:22

    In this week's A for Adventure, Chris and Jan share the winter adventures you're most looking forward to in the months to come, and announce the winner of their A for Adventure winter fun contest.

    West Dublin author pens poetry inspired by the sudden passing of a loved one

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 8:19

    Nine years ago, Ben Gallagher's former partner died suddenly when she was struck by a drunk driver. Now Ben has written a book of poetry about dealing with unexpected loss. He speaks with the CBC's Carsten Knox about his book A Grief Cave: Thirty Poems and an Essay.

    Healthcare Hacks #179: Why drug side effects aren't as well known as they could be

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 7:48

    In this week's health hack, a look at drug side effects and your important role in reporting them. Drugs are tested clinically before release, but that's not the end of the story. Our health columnist Mary Jane Hampton explains what to do if you experience side effects from medical treatment.

    Clinic to help people understand how to legally change a name or sex indicator

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 7:22

    For trans and two-spirit people, legally changing their name or gender indicator can be a major milestone. But it's not always easy to figure out how exactly to do it or where to even begin. Hear about a special clinic to help people work through the paperwork and process.

    Will the carbon tax change behaviour and help the environment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 8:42

    When the federal government starts imposing the carbon tax on this province next July, Nova Scotians can expect to pay more for gas and home heating fuel. Those costs are supposed to be offset by rebates. We get an explainer from Kate Ervine, author of the book "Carbon."

    Art 'n Soul: Puss in Boots, 7 Stories and A Gospel Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 6:46

    On this week's edition of Art 'n Soul, hear about the Fountain School of Performing Arts latest performance and the South Shore Players high-energy seasonal production of a classic fairytale. Plus, Tara Lynn Taylor tells us about the Nova Scotia Mass Choir's Christmas concert.

    New start-up aims to ensure all kids have healthy, locally-sourced meals at school

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 7:37

    What if there was a way to connect parents, local farmers, restaurants, and schools to make sure nutritious food was easily accessible for all children? We hear from Melissa MacMaster, the founder of a new start-up called Food For Thought Software Solutions in Antigonish.

    Animated short about Halifax Explosion makes global film festival circuit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 8:20

    Meet two Calgary filmmakers who reimagine the true story of a man who survived the Halifax Explosion through stock imagery and 3D animation. Hear what they want the viewer to think about as they take in the short film called "The Flying Sailor."

    Panel to explore the aftermath of post-tropical storm Fiona on the North Shore

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 9:36

    Political representatives and community members are gathering on the North Shore to share their experiences and learnings in the aftermath of Fiona. Hear from an event organizer and the manager of a forestry co-op who describes the impact in his sector.

    What the World Cup means to a Halifax soccer club focusing on cultural diversity

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 5:10

    Following the Canada men's team's historic first game at the FIFA World Cup, Information Morning's Feleshia Chandler visits players and coaches with Ignite Soccer Halifax. The organization offers training and mentorship to young people, with a focus on cultural diversity.

    Father seeks better understanding of connection between autism and substance abuse

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 9:29

    Researchers in the U.K. are studying the relationship between autism and substance abuse. Greg Richardson is a bereaved father living in Halifax, who wishes that connection was better understood. His son Adam had autism and died at age 14 of an overdose.

    Beerflation: how craft brewers are feeling the pinch of inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 7:02

    Much like groceries and gasoline, Nova Scotia's burgeoning craft beer industry is feeling the brunt of high inflation. Hear how producers are coping with rising costs, and getting creative when it comes to keeping customers who might be taking a closer look at their beer budgets!

    'Hemlock Heroes' expand work to save eastern hemlock trees from an invasive bug

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 8:20

    Volunteers have been working to save a rare stand of eastern hemlocks in the Tobeatic Wilderness Area, using an insecticide to inoculate the trees against an invasive insect called the hemlock woolly adelgid. Now, their work is now expanding to other areas of the province. Hear from Matt Miller with the group Hemlock Heroes.

    Dr. Lin: The latest in Alzheimer's disease research

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 6:12

    During the filming of a new documentary series called Limitless, star Chris Hemsworth learns that he has a heightened predisposition for developing Alzheimer's disease. Our house doctor Peter Lin explains some of the science around that finding.

    North Mountain farm celebrates 100 years of selling Christmas trees

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 9:33

    In 1922, the Hirtle family started selling Christmas trees to pay the mortgage for their farm property in Viewmount. That tradition has been passed on from generation to generation. Our community contact in Berwick shares the story of how the Hirtle family is celebrating 100 years of selling trees, with a big party on the North Mountain!

    Hear about the new multidisciplinary art exhibit Dominus Vobiscum

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 7:47

    Multidisciplinary artist Christopher Webb wants to take art lovers to church with his new exhibit. Dominus Vobiscum is a collection of oil paintings and written prose, paired with a live performance of music. Information Morning's Feleshia Chandler speaks with Christopher Webb and Reverend Lennet J. Anderson, one of the performers for the show.

    Federal government's position on imposing a carbon tax for Nova Scotia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 9:31

    Member of Parliament Sean Fraser explains why the federal government is imposing a carbon tax on Nova Scotians, responds to the provincial PC government's criticism of the move, and explains how the carbon tax will work to reduce carbon emissions.

    New study compares the economy of Atlantic Canada to New England

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 7:23

    A new study out of the Fraser Institute compares the economies of the four Atlantic Canadian provinces with the six New England states. The study finds an enduring trend of lower income and higher unemployment on this side of the border. Hear from Alex Whalen, senior economist with the Fraser Institute and co-author of the study.

    An epidemiologist makes the case for putting masks back on in public settings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 7:56

    As the number of people showing up in hospital with respiratory illness grows, so do the calls for a return to wearing masks in public. Public health officials are urging people to wear their masks, but stopping short of advising a return to mask mandates. Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Clase explains why that's a mistake.

    Interview with 'Two Crows' illustrator Emma Fitzgerald of Lunenburg

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 6:56

    The communal nature of crows is explored in a new children's book written by Susan Vande Griek and illustrated by Emma Fitzgerald. Their book Two Crows reimagines the Scottish Gaelic ballad Twa Corbies, which the Lunenburg Celtic trio Trilliam has put to music. The CBC's Carsten Knox brings us this story.

    How an email you'd swear is from your boss lets hackers into your company's IT system

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 8:21

    Several Empire employees say it was a ransomware attack that caused the IT issues that recently disrupted services for Empire-owned companies such as Sobeys and Lawtons. Our tech columnist Nur Zincir-Heywood reveals new information that suggests how such an attack could have been carried out.

    Climate Change Minister Tim Halman on the new federal carbon tax for Nova Scotians

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 15:57

    Hear why environmentalists say it's inappropriate for the Climate Change Minister Tim Halman to use the federal carbon tax as a political fundraising tool. Plus, we ask Minister Halman why the provincial PCs failed to meet the federal government's deadline to come up with a plan for carbon pricing on consumer fuels.

    Healthcare Hacks #178: Why a diagnostic image for back pain might not be a good idea

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 7:12

    In this week's health hack, our health columnist Mary Jane Hampton looks at diagnostic imaging for lower back pain. She tells us why there are times when getting an X-ray or an MRI can make your situation worse.

    Sisters of Saint Martha address reconciliation with a scholarship for Mi'kmaq students

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 8:28

    Mi'kmaq students in Nova Scotia are now eligible for four new scholarships in nursing and education. The Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish donated $250,000 towards the scholarships, in honour of two of their Mi'kmaq members. We hear from Sister Brendalee Boisvert.

    How Health Canada approved sensory research is helping shape the cannabis industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 11:25

    Imagine being a wine-maker, but you can't sip your own reds! When cannabis was first legalized, this was the bind in which licensed producers found themselves. Now things are easier, thanks to cannabis research licenses issued by Health Canada. CBC reporter Jack Julian brings us into the world of cannabis sensory testing.

    New push to get federal apology for enslavement of Black people in Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 7:52

    Hear how some of the same people who pushed for the official end of slavery in the British Empire to be recognized, now want to see an apology from the federal government for slavery and official recognition that Black Canadians are a distinct group in this country.

    Discussion sheds light on the experience of being neuro-divergent in university

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 9:56

    A panel discussion at Saint Mary's University brings together students, professors and alumni to shed light on experiences of being neuro-divergent on campus. We hear from panelist Leena Roy and professor Rohini Bannerjee.

    Why aren't more children getting vaccinated to avoid risks of the tri-demic?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 9:55

    Children's hospitals across the country are in crisis as they battle a tri-demic of COVID-19, influenza and RSV. Meanwhile, many parents have chosen not to vaccinate their kids. We talk with Dr. Joanne Langley, head of Infectious Diseases at the IWK Health Centre and co-lead of Canada's COVID-19 vaccine task force.

    Art 'n Soul: TAG's traditional holiday pantomime & the Evergreen Festival are back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 7:10

    On this week's edition of Art 'n Soul, the Theatre Arts Guild performs a twist on the classic fairytale Red Riding Hood. Hear how dancers will stretch the bounds of their bodies' elasticity in a contemporary dance performance at the Spatz Theatre. Plus, the Evergreen Festival kicks off!

    Halifax band puts Acadian spin on popular songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 7:29

    Halifax alt-rock band Sluice has a new album of covers that puts an Acadian spin on things... including Taylor Swift. Trevor Murphy tells us why his band decided to make a cover album of tunes - with an Acadian twist!

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