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Canada’s worst shooting spree in modern history has left us with far more questions than answers. Journey inside every single hour of this tragedy as it happened with Global News Halifax reporter Sarah Ritchie. This 13-part true crime series will try to piece together exactly what happened and what could or should have been done to prevent it.
 
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After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, Alexa McDonough has died at age 77 in Halifax. She was the first woman to lead a major political party in Canada. Halifax writer Stephen Kimber shares some of the lesser known aspects of the trailblazing former NDP leader. He wrote a biography about McDonough.…
 
Cutting the cost of child care. Nova Scotia's Minister of Early Childhood Development talks about the plan to reduce daycare costs by 50 percent by the end of the year... and creating 1500 new spaces.
 
Two community theaters find their virtual audience. Plus, two new Van Gogh shows are coming to Halifax. Tara Lynn Taylor tells us about Van Gogh 360º, which brings over 300 of the artist's most popular work together for an experience not to be missed at the Halifax Forum.
 
The retail sector is experiencing high rates of employee absenteeism and supply chain issues. On top of that, retail employees are bearing the brunt of people's COVID fatigue. Hear more about the challenges of working in retail during this wave of the pandemic from Jim Cormier, Atlantic director for the Retail Council of Canada.…
 
People who live near a landfill in Annapolis County are concerned the dumpsite for construction and demolition waste will contaminate their well water and the ecosystem around it. They've formed a group called The Annapolis Waterkeepers. Hear from members, and father and daughter, Kip McCurdy and Beth Cranston.…
 
Changing the Face of Canadian Politics. That's the subtitle of Stephen Kimber's biography of Alexa McDonough. He explains why that was an apt title for his book, as we reflect on her contributions to public life in Nova Scotia and on the federal scene.
 
British Columbia is shutting down all mink farms in that province to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission from mink to humans. An infectious diseases specialist says the same thing should happen right across Canada.
 
11-year-old Jack Tompkins wasn't a fan of online learning, until his teacher asked him to plan and lead a daily fitness routine for his classmates. Then he started to look forward to virtual school every day. Hear from Jack and his mom, Dani Kerr – a personal trainer and teacher who can attest to the difference this opportunity has made.…
 
An uphill battle. In Part 1 of our ski round-up, we check in with the two downhill ski operations in Cape Breton. To find out what's on tap for the season, we contact Martin Kejval, CEO of Ski Cape Smokey in Ingonish, and Darcy MacDonald, Director of Business Operations at Ski Ben Eoin.
 
Skiing is believing. In Part 2 of our ski round-up, we check in with two cross country ski operations in Cape Breton. To find out what's on tap for the season, we contact Paula Michaelis, President of the North Highlands Nordic Ski Club in Cape North, and Chris Law, the owner of Ski Tuonela in Goose Cove on St. Ann's Bay.…
 
This weekend several people in Dartmouth who've been without a home will get to move into one of the new modular units funded by the city. Michelle Malette from the Out of the Cold shelter tells us how they were picked and what sort of services they'll have access to.
 
The Province of Nova Scotia wants your feedback on its "Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act" - a requirement of the law every 4 years. Human rights lawyer and our legal columnist Wayne MacKay says the act needs some revisions to make it more effective and more accessible.
 
Yesterday, CBC's Taryn Grant told us about the Newcomer Health Clinic in Halifax and the work it does to help former refugees who come to Canada... but those newcomers eventually need to navigate the health system on their own. Taryn is back with that story.
 
Finland is well on its way to eradicating homelessness... with the city of Helsinki on track to meet its 2025 goal. We talk to the architect behind Finland's wildly successful "Housing First" strategy to see what's working there, and whether we can learn a thing or two as Halifax prepares to open its emergency modular units.…
 
Getting to the heart of the matter... The cardiology team at Cape Breton Regional Hospital looked at some alarming stats... they decided to view the problem from another angle and have ended up improving survival rates of patients with heart failure. Reporter Tom Ayers spoke with Cardiologist Dr. David McFarlane and Nurse Practitioner Sandra Toner.…
 
Clearing the air on cleaning the air. We ask a mechanical engineering professor how HEPA filters work and how effective they are in preventing the circulation of COVID-19. Jeffrey Siegel is a Professor and Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, and an expert on indoor air quality.
 
A breath of fresh air. The Province is hoping the installation of portable HEPA filters in some schools in Nova Scotia will make them safer for staff and students with the return to in person learning next week. We ask the Minister of Education Becky Druhan about the work to install them and what is expected of them.…
 
Today, in the last in our series of Year-End Interviews with the personalities that shape the public dialogue in Cape Breton, we speak with Chief Leroy Denny of Eskasoni First Nation about the past year in his community.
 
Reporter Erin Pottie spoke to James McDonald, a super fan of drag racing from Reserve Mines. He talks about what it means for race enthusiasts now that the Cape Breton Dragway in Victoria Junction is a member of the National Hot Rod Association.
 
A Sydney resident found herself quarantining in Thailand after visiting family and testing positive for the virus while there. Hear about some of the risks when travelling during the latest wave of the pandemic. Brittany MacKeigan spoke to Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell.
 
As the Omicron strain continues to cause more strain on health care systems, we check in to see how staff and patients are being affected here in the Eastern Zone. Andrew Heighton is COVID-19 Director for the Eastern Zone of Nova Scotia Health. Cathy Lynn Howley is an RN, and is Eastern Zone Director of Perioperative (Surgical) and Pain Services.…
 
Time for another in our series of Year-end Interviews... today, he was re-elected to the House of Commons for a second term, and is Parliamentary Secretary for Crown-Indigenous Relations. We speak with Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, Jaime Battiste.
 
NS has amongst the lowest number of paid sick days in the country. Today, the province is re-launching the COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave program... Labour Minister Jill Balser explains the temporary plan to support sick people at this time in the pandemic.
 
A Maritime company is creating recycled bricks from agricultural and marine plastic waste. It's just produced it's first bricks. We check in with the founder of PLAEX Systems Dustin Bowers.
 
We speak with two Cape Breton Executive Directors for Centres for Education about the transition to online learning next week. Susan Kelley is Executive Director for the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education. Paul Landry is Executive Director for the Strait Regional Centre for Education.…
 
A horse named Angel is quickly becoming one of the most popular equines on the Eastern Shore. After a recent visit from an HRM bylaw officer... many people in the communities of Musquodoboit Harbour and East Petpeswick are rallying behind Angel, hoping she'll be able to stay in the area.
 
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