NS: Information Morning

 
 

NS: Information Morning

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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Many are wondering why the province hasn't yet responded to an independent forestry review, released in August

Checking in with William Lahey. We ask the author of the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia why he thinks so many people are interested in his report.

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Birds

What's threatening vulnerable bird species in Nova Scotia?

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Insects

A conservation zoologist tells us why we should care about insect species that are disappearing.

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No easy way to resolve boundary disputes

It's your land until someone says it isn't. CBC Reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us about one man's boundary dispute.

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Jail staff neglected policies days before Clayton Cromwell's death

Staff at Burnside jail didn't properly follow drug and search policies in the days before Clayton Cromwell's death. That's according to an internal memo obtained by CBC. The CBC's Angela MacIvor has more.

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Species at Risk in Nova Scotia - Mainland moose

Today, as part of our series on species at risk in Nova Scotia, we're going to talk about the moose. They are the largest land mammal in the province, and on the mainland, they're facing imminent extinction. Clifford Paul is the moose management coordinator for Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources in Cape Breton.

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Species At Risk in Nova Scotia - series launch

A recent study indicates our planet has lost 60 per cent of its wildlife populations since 1970, and we're on track to lose many more. We're zeroing in on species at risk in Nova Scotia, with a series of conversations. Karen Beazley is a professor at the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University.

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Community Services responds to concerns over lack of support for people with disabilities

We heard last week about that case before NS Human Rights Commission and the case of Jen Powley who has multiple sclerosis but doesn't want to go into long-term care. Joe Rudderham is executive director of the Disability Support Program with Community Services.

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A Nova Scotian's struggle to live independently, and how the Province is failing her

Jen Powley has multiple sclerosis and is now getting to the point where she needs more help. But she doesn't want to be institutionalised. Halifax Journalist Stephen Kimber outlined her story in a recent piece for the Halifax Examiner.

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Raymond Plourde from the Ecology Action Centre says the province is better at protecting the forestry industry than the forests

Raymond Plourde from the Ecology Action Centre says the province needs to put Nova Scotia's forests ahead fo the forestry industry.

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Ecologist says forests in crisis

An ecologist says Nova Scotia's forests are in trouble and current forestry practices have created a crisis.

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The road back: Recovering from ATV Injury

An ATV was a big part of Johnny Kenyon's life, so it's no surprise he's struggling to get back on one after a life-altering injury. CBC Reporter Jack Julian has his story.

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An independent forestry review calls for a decrease in clear cutting. Yet the province has just approved new clear cuts. We'll speak with the minister of Lands and forestry.

An independent review says there should be less clear-cutting in Nova Scotia. But as we heard yesterday, the government has issued a new licence for Westfor to cut trees on crown land. We ask Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin about that.

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Westfor says it's just following the provincial guidelines when it clear cuts a forest

While Nova Scotians wait to hear how the province will respond to an independent forestry review, Westfor has just signed another one-year agreement with the province to cut trees on crown land in south-west Nova. We speak with the company's general manager Marcus Zwicker.

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Questions over Coast Guard research ship and the larger shipbuilding program

For more than 50 years the Canadian Coast Guard ship Hudson has gathered information about the ocean. The Coast Guard is hoping to squeeze a few more years of service from her. The CBC's Paul Withers explains.

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A Nova Scotia woman is upset to learn that a clear cut she fought to stop has been given the green light

Some people in Shelburne County are upset that the province has approved a clear cut on 260 hectares of forested crown land. The area is made up of eight parcels of land, near Wagner's Lake in Middle Clyde, Shelburne County. Last week the province gave the Westfor consortium the go ahead to cut on that land. More than 300 people from the local area signed a petition earlier this year opposing the clear cut. Shelly Hipson wrote that petition.

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Fatal Fun: CBC Investigates ATV deaths in Atlantic Canada

A CBC Investigation spent months combing through data to compile the number of accidental deaths due to off-road vehicles in Atlantic Canada. Reporter Jack Julian takes us through the very sobering numbers.

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A first hand account of the horrors of anti-semitism

Echoes of the past ... a Holocaust survivor and former war orphan talks about the destruction hate can cause. Maxwell Smart first came through Halifax seventy years ago after his family was killed by the Nazis. He now lives in Montreal.

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Contract faculty on the rise

A new study looks at how common it is for universities to use part-time staff and what that means for workers and students.

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Door decoration raises question of racism at NSCC

A door decoration at the NSCC campus is raising concerns among black educators who say resistance from some people to even recognise it as racist is part of the problem.

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Get involved with conservation

Our A for Adventure team says if you get involved with a natural place you'll be more likely to care about it.

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Fear for Brazil's future

Brazilians voted to elect a far-right president on the weekend. Many expressed concerns with his extreme rhetoric. But others see him as a solution to the challenges facing Brazil. We hear a local perspective on the election.

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A local university student speaks at a UN conference on food security

It's a long way from Dartmouth to the United Nations Committee on World Food Security in Rome. Cassie Hayward made the trip recently thanks to an NGO - or non-governmental organization - she helped found. She's only 21 years old. And still in school at the University of Kings College.

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Ford frustration

Some people who own Fords have parked their vehicles because they say they're too dangerous to drive. The CBC's Consumer reporter Yvonne Colbert tells us about the problems.

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The ethics of DNA tests

Cafe Scientifique invites people to discuss the issues around DNA testing.

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Chef's story of courage, survival and love

Eduardo Garcia's life is the focus of an incredible new documentary playing at Devour.

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Nova Scotia doctor recruiters hope to build on success

Two members of Nova Scotia's physician recruitment team explain how a fast-track system for physicians could help to bring more international medical recruits to the province.

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Pitching Nova Scotia to U.K. doctors

In February, CBC Nova Scotia took you on The Search. An exclusive look at our doctor shortage and possible solutions. Well today, we're revisiting The Search with a trip overseas. The CBC's Carolyn Ray reports back from a job fair for doctors in London England.

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After the PC race, healing must begin

We're days away from knowing who will be the next leader of the PC party of Nova Scotia. Legislature reporter Jean Laroche says the leadership race is the easy part. It's healing the wounds afterwards that's hard.

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Sex ed in schools not doing enough for transgender students

We've come a long way over the years with sex ed in schools. But some high school students say they're being left out of the story when it comes to sex ed in the province. The CBC's David Burke explains.

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Documentary argues that burning biomass for electricity is worse for the environment than coal

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a bleak picture of climate change in its recent report. The document says we face a possible disaster if we don't cut carbon emissions by 45 per cent in the next 12 years. A key part of that solution lies in our forests, says Mary Booth. She has a PhD in ecology, and is director of the NGO Partnership for Policy Integrity. And she's one of the people featured in the documentary "Burned," which is currently touring the province.

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A perspective on pardons for people with marijuana convictions in Canada

One story dominated the news in Canada last week - the legalization of marijuana. And it eclipsed a momentous occasion in Halifax that had some interesting parallels to the cannabis story. In this commentary, Jackie Barkley explains.

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Worried about search and rescue in South West Nova

A serving member of the Canadian Coast Guard speaks out about the condition of the rescue vessels available to help people in South West Nova. The CBC's Paul Withers has more.

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Encouraging people of colour to try surfing

Nova Scotia has some of the best surfing beaches in the country, but if you look closely at the people on the boards you may notice something. Almost none of them are black or brown. The CBC's Sherri Borden Colley has been looking at why that is and how to change it.

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Producing the (now legal) pot

We'll find out what it takes to become a licensed marijuana producer.

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Periods shouldn't hurt, lobbying for better care for endometriosis

Endometriosis is extremely painful. It's really common, it affects one in ten women. And there's no cure. In fact depending on where you live, it can be hard to get access to effective treatment. The CBC's Emma Smith has been looking into this.

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Stella Bowles book encourages kids to get involved

She's just 14 years old and she's already spearheaded a campaign to clean up the LaHave River. Stella Bowles now has a book for young people to get them involved in environmental activism.

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Making crosswalks safer for pedestrians

As of this week, pedestrians will get a head start at some of the HRM's busiest intersections. A planning professor talks about leading pedestrian intervals.

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Supporters seek justice for nail gun victim

The recent incident of a young black man shot with a nail gun while on the job, has sparked outrage in his community. Angee Bowden is one of the people organizing rallies to support him.

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Many people will remember the day six years ago when the tall ship Bounty was lost in a hurricane. Geoff D'Eon has written a book about the ship's storied past

Six years ago this month, the tall ship, The Bounty, sank during a hurricane off the coast of North Carolina. The captain and one crew member died. The rest of the crew were plucked from the sea by US Coast Guard helicopters. But the story of the Bounty goes back hundreds of years before that tragic journey. A few years ago Geoff D'Eon directed an award-winning film called "Bounty: Into the hurricane". He's now written a book -- "Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All".

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HRM is investigating a possible toxic algae bloom in an urban lake

Earlier this year many were shocked to hear about the three dogs that died in New Brunswick. They had all been swimming in a river contaminated with blue-green algae. Now, people who live near Oathill Lake in Dartmouth are concerned after blue-green algae was spotted there. HRM has taken lake water samples to test for toxicity, but the results aren't in yet. In the meantime the city has posted signs warning people not to swim or drink the lake water, and to keep their pets away from the water. Terry Rowell is a retired biologist who's lived on the lake for 48 years.

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Holding plastic producers accountable

Recycling and plastic bag bans reduce the amount of waste we produce, but a researcher says they can't compete with the tide of plastic flowing from plastic producers. Carroll Muffett is the President and CEO of the Centre for International Environmental Law.

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The case for a provincial ban on plastic bags

Many of us take cloth bags to the grocery store every week, and yet there are still a lot of plastic bags walking out the door. Some say only a provincial ban will make a difference. CBC Reporter Paul Palmeter has more.

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Ocearch defends the practise of chumming

Last week we heard from scientists and surfers concerned with the chumming practises of a research vessel tracking white sharks off Nova Scotia. Today we speak with the chief science officer for that vessel.

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Wayne MacKay looks at the legal issues around the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court over the weekend. The battle over his future highlighted deep political divisions in the U.S. But it also raised a number of legal issues. Wayne MacKay takes a look at those.

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Pictou County groups welcoming seven Syrian families

Two refugee sponsorship groups are preparing to welcome seven Syrian families to Nova Scotia's Pictou County. They say having so many people arrive at once, will actually make their job easier. Sarah MacIntosh Wiseman is Chair of the Pictou County Safe Harbour.

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Should shark researchers be chumming the water?

Ocearch researchers are tagging sharks and share their data with the public online. Ocerch is currently on an expedition off our coast and some people on the South Shore are concerned about how they're catching the sharks.

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Critics say province in conflict of interest over Pictou pulp mill

The Friends of Northumberland Strait say it's time for the province to walk away from an environmental assessment of the Pictou mill project.

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Former inmates launch suit over solitary confinement

Former inmates are suing the justice department for its use of solitary confinement. Robert Bailey is one of the plaintiffs. Michael Dull is his lawyer.

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Woman with service dog denied cab ride

A Halifax woman is speaking out after a taxi driver at the Halifax airport refused her and her guide dog. Shelley Adams gives us the details.

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Pilots worry about drones flying into airspace

It's illegal to fly a drone next to an airport, but people keep doing just that. More and more drones across the country are flying into the restricted airspace. Transport Canada has seen a spike in those numbers since the agency started recording them four years ago. Pilots see the drones as a serious risk. The CBC's David Burke has more.

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N.S. advocate for sexual assault survivors reacts to yesterday's Blasey Ford/Kavanaugh hearing at U.S. Senate

Christine Blasey Ford yesterday testified in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Brett Kavanaugh then gave his own testimony, denying Blasey Ford's allegations. Jackie Stevens is Executive Director of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.

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More on ultrasounds, efforts to speed up abortion queues in Nova Scotia

Access to abortions has improved greatly in recent years, but there are still barriers according to some -- including ultrasound tests to determine how far along a pregnancy is. Dr. Mark Taylor is interim VP of Medicine for Nova Scotia Health Authority. Kim Munroe is the director responsible for the Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic.

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Our A for Adventure team is "E" for electric this week

Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre are touring the Nova Scotia coast of the Bay of Fundy in an electric car, and they're here to tee that up.

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NSHA says Information Morning's show in Digby Neck is making it harder to recruit rural doctors

Last Friday, we heard from Tony Kelly of the Digby Area Health Coalition about barriers to primary care in the community. Then the NSHA sent us a letter with concerns about that message for doctor recruitment. Lynn Edwards and Rick Gibson of NSHA Primary Health Care signed that letter.

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Abortion availability in Nova Scotia, and the role of ultrasound machines

Wolfville Family Physician Dr. Andrea Mossman says the shortage of family doctors has complicated the picture for abortions in Nova Scotia. Sarah Baddeley chairs LEAF Halifax, the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund.

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CBC News Investigation into abuse at long-term care homes in Nova Scotia

CBC Reporter Elizabeth McMillan has reviewed records obtained through Freedom of Information legislation and spoke with families about their experiences. She has found a spike in the documented cases of abuse over the last year.

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Colchester Sexual Assault Centre says it needs more funding and resources, but hasn't received them so far

People who help survivors of sexual violence in Truro are asking for more help from the Province. They want sexual assault nurse examiners in their community. Margaret Maugher is a trauma therapist with the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre.

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Digby Neck Collective building and inspiring optimism

Can do attitude. Gwen Wilson is one of the organizers of the Digby Neck Collective.

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Information Morning Part 3 Friday Sept 21 - Portia Clark returns to Sandy Cove

Information Morning is on the road. The show comes to you from Sandy Cove on the Digby Neck. Portia Clark returns to where she grew up.

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Information Morning Hour 2 Friday Sept 21 - Portia Clark returns to Sandy Cove

Information Morning is on the road. The show comes to you from Sandy Cove on the Digby Neck. Portia Clark returns to where she grew up.

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Information Morning Hour 1 Friday Sept 21 - Portia Clark returns to Sandy Cove

Information Morning is on the road. The show comes to you from Sandy Cove on the Digby Neck. Portia Clark returns to where she grew up.

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Leila's Lodge a labour of love for Digby Neck pastor

A labour of love. A couple in Tiddville have opened a seniors home, to give room and board to people who would otherwise be all alone.

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Student sent to drunk tank says he was not intoxicated

A night on the town in Halifax became a nightmare for a university student. He says he wasn't drunk, but he ended up in the drunk tank for the night. Information Morning's Phlis McGregor has more.

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NS woman choosing to die earlier than she wants due to "extreme" assisted-dying law

Hear why Canada's assisted dying law is making some people end things before they would like to. One terminally ill woman says that's going to bring about her death earlier than if the condition weren't part of the law. Audrey Parker spoke with the CBC's Kayla Hounsell about medical assistance in dying.

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Introducing CBC Kids News

CBC's new website for kids news went live this week. We talk to Nina Corfu one of the producers behind the site.

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Trans fat ban finally happening

This week Canada finally banned trans fat at the grocery store. Laurie Wadsworth is a professor of human nutrition at St. FX University in Antigonish. She was a member of the Trans Fat Task Force which delivered its report to the federal minister of health in 2006.

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Senator Kim Pate says Joshua Evans should have been put in care, not jail.

We spoke with Senator Kim Pate about the case of a man who died in the Burnside jail last week.

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Minister Iain Rankin on proposed clearcut

Minister of Lands and Forestry Iain Rankin responds to concerns about a proposed clearcut in Upper Vaughn, N.S., after a hunter said it might hurt endangered species.

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A former youth advocate explains how the position could help children and caretakers in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is weighing whether to hire a child and youth advocate. We heard what the job entails, from someone who used to do it.

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Hunter worried clearcut targets deer habitat

A Hants County man urges the province to stop a clearcut planned near Upper Vaughn. He says the area provides winter shelter for deer.

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Growing frustration with conditions at Burnside jail

The Justice Minister says there are no problems with the way the Burnside Jail is manged. This after a prisoner died in the jail. Jason MacLean is president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union.

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Legal struggles around the size of Toronto's city council

Wayne MacKay looks at legal issues around Doug Ford's use of the Notwithstanding clause.

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Support for new bill to create child and youth advocate

Nova Scotia doesn't have a Child an Youth Advocate. Some say we should. A new bill asks for someone to look out for the interests of children.

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Canadian Nurses Association thinks medical marijuana program should continue

Do we still need medical marijuana after pot is legalised in October. The Canadian Nurses Association says there should still be separate streams for medical and recreational cannabis.

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The East Coast Prison Justice Society is supporting a protest by inmates

Prisoners across North America finished a nearly three-week-long protest yesterday, on the anniversary of the Attica prison riots. As they were at Attica, prisoners were protesting conditions behind bars. Sheila Wildeman is an associate professor in Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law, and a member of the East Coast Prison Justice Society.

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Nova Scotia Health Authority updates on doctor recruitment

There have been some changes in the top ranks of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. We find out what that means for physician recruitment.

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A life sentence doesn't mean you'll live out your life inprison

Lindsay Souvannarath was sentenced for planning to kill dozens of people in a mall shooting in Halifax. Christopher Garnier was convicted of killing an off-duty police officer and disposing of her body in a compost bin. Both are appealing their life sentences. Wayne MacKay is a professor emeritus in Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law and Information Morning's legal columnist.

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Shelburne Mayor says Premier McNeil has to recognize there's a "health care crisis" in rural Nova Scotia

Karen Mattatall says Stephen McNeil's comments about improvements in health care and new physicians being hired are misleading. She's the Mayor of Shelburne.

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New panel will look at future of long-term care in Nova Scotia

Health Minister Randy Delorey has struck the panel, which will include a GP, a nurse and Janice Keefe, Director of Mount Saint Vincent University's Centre on Aging.

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Know your wild plants

Our A for Adventure team tells us about wild plants that are good to eat.

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Doctor raises concerns about pregnancy pamphlet

Yesterday we talked about a group at Acadia University that offers help for unplanned pregnancy. Some students and doctors were concerned the group isn't clear about its affiliations. Today we hear from a doctor who takes issue with an information pamphlet given out to mothers in the Valley.

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Rich Aucoin tells story behind Information Morning's new theme

Information Morning has a new theme. It's a tune by Halifax musician Rich Aucoin.

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Helping Syrian refugees brings peace to former soldier

Communities Assisting Refugees Now has helped three Syrian families get to Pictou - and a lot of that has to do with one of the people involved. The CBC's Moira Donovan has more.

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Questions about a pregnancy counselling centre at Acadia

A student at Acadia University facing a potential unplanned pregnancy was only interested in a free pregnancy kit. Instead, she got a disturbing consultation with a group on campus. The CBC's Zak Markan brings us her story.

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New hope for bats in Nova Scotia

White-nose syndrome almost wiped out Nova Scotia's bat population. But researchers have discovered a hidden colony. CBC's Steve Berry takes us there.

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Better cell service could save lives: A deputy fire chief speaks out

A deputy fire chief raises concerns about the lack of cellphone service in Northern Nova Scotia. She says that lack of coverage can have life or death consequences

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Dal prof says the way people use Facebook in Myanmar is stoking against the Rohingya

Robert Huish has studied Facebook's role in the Rohingya crisis, and how military generals there use their accounts to spread hate and misinformation. He teaches in the department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University.

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Theologian David Deane's thoughts on what needs to happen in the Catholic church

We look at what the leadership of a reformed Catholic Church could like under a new proposal circulating among church members. Theologian David Deane shares his thoughts.

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Theologian calls for overhaul of the Catholic Church

Pope Francis finds himself in the middle of controversy over sexual abuse. David Deane with the Atlantic School of Theology looks at the issue.

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Black Battalion honoured in France

A town in France is putting up a memorial to honour Canada's first and only Black Battalion. Douglas Ruck tells us about the group.

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Bikers mourn their friends and call for action

Five motorcyclists have died on Nova Scotia's roads in the past month. An organisation that advocates for safer roads for motorcyclists say the government needs to step in to ensure the safety of vulnerable road users.

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Legal questions raised in recent acquital in sexual assault case

Last week a judge acquitted a former groundskeeper at Saint Mary's University of sexually assaulting a student at the university. 35 year-old Matthew Percy is still facing three more charges of sexual assault. In last week's decision, Judge Bill Digby acknowledged that the woman involved believed that she had been sexually assaulted. But then ruled that "the Crown had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the woman did NOT consent". Our Legal Columnist Wayne MacKay reflects on that and other aspects of the case.

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Jail guards want more training on body scanners

Nova Scotia's Department of Corrections has installed body scanners at four of the province's jails. But jail staff are asking for more training to operate the machines. The CBC's David Burke has the details.

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Immigration key to Nova Scotia future

An Angus Reid poll this week suggests half of Canadians would like to see immigration targets decreased. We talk to the head of Nova Scotia's immigrant association Jennifer Watts.

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Diggstown ground breaking TV drama set in Nova Scotia

Making Canadian TV history. Diggstown is a new crime drama coming to CBC next year. It's set in Nova Scotia and it's filmed here.

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Ross Creek explores reconciliation with Mi'kmaw play

A Mi'kmaw artist's play about reconciliation premiers this week at a long-running Kings County theatre company. Elapultiek will be performed around a campfire as part of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre's fireside productions.

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A for Adventure: Exploring Nova Scotia islands

I is for island. Our A for Adventure team tellus about the best places to go for your Nova Scotia island expedition.

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Advocate has high hopes for forestry review

A long-awaited review of Nova Scotia's forestry practices will be out later this morning. The review's mandate was to look at current forestry policies. And make recommendations on methods including, for example, clearcutting. Raymond Plourde is the Ecology Action Centre's Wilderness Co-ordinator.

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Wife becomes surrogate for twin

Matt and Ryan Currie are identical twin brothers. Matt is married to Michael and Ryan is married to Lauren. Lauren is now seven months into a surrogate pregnancy for Matt.

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