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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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In the mid 60s, Joe from the Bronx and Beth the orphan escape New York City for Canada, hoping to leave their past lives — and American politics —behind them. At a peace march on their way north, their fortunes intertwine with the fate of Dick, a Royal Military College Officer Cadet. Armed with naïveté, optimism and a little weed, the three homestead on Nova Scotia’s North Mountain. Unlike many of the fair-weather hippies of summer, they make it through the first winter with a little help fr ...
Our culture columnist Tara Lynn Taylor tells us how Fisher Price cassette books inspired Halifax playwright Gillian Clark to turn her play 'Adventures' into an audio picture book. Plus, hear about the Halifax Gay Men's Chorus's sold out holiday show!
The new Urgent Treatment Centre at the Northside General Hospital has been open for just over a month. We chart its progress with Barb O'Neill, Director of Emergency Services for the Eastern Zone - Nova Scotia Health.
After transitioning, Jaylen McKellar didn't feel comfortable playing hockey on men's or women's hockey teams. So he decided to do something about it. McKellar and his friends with the Halifax Mussels league recently hosted Halifax's first all queer hockey match.
Its the first Monday of the month, and time for the Information Morning Bird Hour Phone-In. We invite you to call our bird experts - Dave Harris and Dave McCorquodale - with your questions or observations for the December edition of Bird Hour Phone-In.
Most of the Canadian military's fleet of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters is grounded. Cracks were found in 19 of the 23 helicopters. Two other helicopters are under long-term maintenance. Hear from Ken Hansen, an independent defence and security analyst and former Navy commander.
Many Haligonians have fond memories of the Mills Brothers Christmas window display. This year, the Snow White display is making its annual appearance at Halifax's Museum of Natural History. CBC's Erin MacInnis pops by and discovers the 70-year-old animatronics need a tune-up.
Cape Breton Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell reports on the aftermath of last week's historic rainfall in Ingonish. She tells us more about how people in the community are faring as work continues to reconnect the Cabot Trail.
Nova Scotia's Minister of Natural Resources Tory Rushton responds to the criticism of William Lahey, who said this week that there has been very little change to how we do forestry in this province, since his report came out three years ago.
Reporter Tom Ayers reports on the special meeting held last night in Baddeck about dissolving the cash-strapped Village to join Victoria County. Residents voted "NO" to the motion to dissolve, as presented by the Baddeck Village Commission.
A lesson in adaptation... We check back with two principals down North who are doing things a bit differently since storm damage knocked out the road to their schools. Donnie Simms is the Principal of Cabot Education Centre. Angela Currie-Simms is usually the Principal of North Highlands Elementary, but she's now acting Principal of Cape Smokey Ele…
ECMA award-winning artist Reeny Smith is on the road with Matt Anderson as part of The Snowman's Ball tour. Plus she's just dropped a brand new Christmas single called Dear Santa. We chat with Reeny about her new tune and why she's grateful for her recent performances.
After facing racial slurs at a recent hockey tournament in PEI, Halifax Hawks goalie Mark Conners has received an outpouring of support. His minor hockey association has created helmet stickers to stand up against racism. We hear from Hawks' president Spiro Bokolas.
For years, DeRico Symonds has been running an annual holiday initiative to assist families in HRM who may be facing economic challenges and difficulty providing a holiday dinner. Find out why he started The Give BACK and what change he hopes his initiative leads to.
Nova Scotia has signed on to the federal government's Canada-wide childcare system, which promises to drastically cut down the costs of childcare for parents and guardians. But what will the change mean for childcare providers? We asked two daycare directors.
A group of Canadian youth are making headlines... launching a court challenge to lower the federal voting age. Amelia Penney-Crocker, one of the 13 youth litigants, explains why they believe young people should be allowed to cast a ballot for their future.
Folklore forecast. Our Acadian Column explores the history and traditions of the Island’s Acadian communities. Today, Ronald Labelle looks at some seasonal signs that Acadians watch for to predict the weather.
Our house doctor Dr. Peter Lin talks about how infectious disease experts are carefully following the latest variant of COVID-19 to see how far and how quickly it spreads, as well as how effective our vaccines will be against Omicron.
A young Black hockey player from Halifax faced racial slurs during a recent hockey tournament. We hear from the player, plus take a closer look at how hockey culture needs to change to support people who run into hurdles, even hatred, when they're trying to play the game.
The Station Hub's 'Food Company' in West Hants is planning to deliver pallets of mashed potatoes made from about 6,000 pounds of local potatoes that would have been wasted otherwise to the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Fighting to vote for their future: a group of young Canadians ages 12 to 18 is launching a court challenge to lower the federal election voting age. We speak with Amelia Penny-Crocker in Halifax, who is one of 13 litigants behind the challenge.
Author Susan MacLeod talks about the personal and professional experiences that inspired 'Dying for Attention', her new graphic novel about long-term care homes. Plus, hear why she's signed up for stand-up comedy lessons in the new year!
Our adventurous duo, Chris and Jan, pay tribute to Bob McDonald, a champion of nature and the outdoors. They share his legacy of inspiring others to find ways to protect and play in Nova Scotia's outdoor environment.
William Lahey's three-year evaluation into how the Province is following through on his Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia finds only five of 45 recommendations have been completely implemented. Hear his reaction to the lack of progress.
More than a decade and millions of dollars after it began, the process to replace Canada's old CF 18 fighter jets continues. Just two bids are left in the replacement process, one is controversial. Military expert Jeff Collins looks at the options and Halifax's connection.
After 113 years, the Baddeck Village Commission is seeking to give up it's status, as a village. Residents will decide at a public meeting tomorrow night. We get a primer on the process from Political Science professor Tom Urbaniak.
Record breaking rain fell last week. Jonathan Buffett, founder and caretaker of the Cape Breton Mesonet - a network of more than 70 private weather stations around the Island, talks about the incredible rainfall totals.
The more things change... the more they stay the same. Professor William Lahey, author of the independent review of Nova Scotia's forest practices, talks about what has, and perhaps more importantly, hasn't been done in the three years since his landmark report on forestry.
During a recent visit, we find out what's cooking at the Whitney Pier Youth Club and learn about the program called "Kid Food Nation". A couple of participants and a youth worker talk about the program that aims to teach kitchen and cooking skills to young people.
Our healthcare columnist Mary Jane Hampton looks at why the promise for every Nova Scotian to have all their health information in one electronic record can’t come soon enough.
Why does omicron have a much higher number of mutations than previous COVID variants? Does having more mutations make omicron more virulent or destructive? We find out the latest on this new variant of concern from a Nova Scotian who is a world leading expert on variants.
Middle and high school students who would normally attend Cabot Education Centre, near Neil's Harbour, will be learning online. Students from North Highlands Elementary near Bay St. Lawrence, and Cape Smokey Elementary in Ingonish will go back to class in person. To explain some key changes, we hear from Lewis MacDonald of the CB-VRCE, and from Pri…
Hear what was debated and discussed at the latest meeting of Victoria County Council. Freelance journalist Adam McNamara is our Municipal Affairs correspondent for Victoria County.
We focus on Victoria County's storm damage, the cleanup, and what still needs to be repaired. Lyle Donovan is the coordinator for the Emergency Measures Organization for Victoria County. Robie Gourd is an Asset Manager with Parks Canada in Cape Breton.
Grant Timmons is a nurse who's been logging a lot of hours and a lot of miles to serve at Buchanan Memorial Community Health Centre in Neil's Harbour. He gives us a sense of how people are going above and beyond in the aftermath of the storm.
A new 93-page moose recovery plan provides a roadmap to increase Nova Scotia's endangered mainland moose population. We hear from a wildlife biologist who says if we don't act on this plan, the iconic mainland moose doesn't stand much of a chance in this province.
The hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect that kills hemlocks, is threatening a vulnerable stand of trees in a much-loved park in Kentville. We'll hear about an effort afoot to save the hemlocks at the Kentville Ravine.
100 millimetres of rain fell in one day in Antigonish town and county, a devastating storm that caused significant damage that included flooded homes and washed out roads. We check in with town mayor Laurie Boucher to hear how residents are faring in the aftermath.
A boatload of help. Fishermen down North have begun ferrying supplies back and forth between Neil's Harbour and Ingonish, we find out how it's going from Osborne Burke, the general manager of Victoria Co-op Fisheries in Neil's Harbour.
A backlog of surgeries, long wait times, and burnout in the industry. That describes the situation for pet owners in the CBRM. Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell looks into the shortage of vets in Cape Breton.
One of Cape Breton's best known businessmen and philanthropists - John Eyking of Millville, of Eyking Egg fame, died on Saturday, at age 90. Sharing some stories and memories about John Sr. is his son, Mark.
We check back with Lyle Donovan, the EMO coordinator for Victoria County, Jamie Chisholm is District Director for the Eastern Zone with Nova Scotia Public Works, and Robie Gourd is Asset Manager for Parks Canada in Cape Breton, for the latest on people and infrastructure affected by last week's storm.* CLARIFICATION: The detour around the Gold Broo…
The Chronicle Herald reports that at least three people in this province have been refused treatment by their doctors, because they weren't vaccinated against Covid-19. We ask Information Morning's legal columnist Wayne MacKay about the legal repercussions and remedies.
Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health answers questions about the new omicron COVID-19 variant, new masking guidance to protect against the virus, and new vaccine appointments available for children ages 5 to 11.
Our culture columnist Tara Lynn Taylor tells us how Zuppa Theatre and the Signs of the Maritimes Deaf Theatre Troupe are making the story of the Halifax Explosion more accessible. Plus, hear about Halifax playwright Rachel Franco's newest holiday play.
The Cape Breton Highlands National Park suffered damage in several areas due to this week's wind and rain storm. Robie Gourd, Asset Manager for Parks Canada in Cape Breton, describes the latest on road conditions, and what happens next.
Marine Atlantic has brought back the North Sydney to Argentia summer crossing, after heavy rains cut off Port aux Basques to the rest of of the province. It's a temporary detour to help get people and cargo to points in Newfoundland, while the Trans Canada Highway near Port aux Basques is repaired. Darrell Mercer is the head of Corporate Communicat…
As residents in Northern Cape Breton deal with the aftermath of this week's storm. We check in with our PartyLiner in New Haven, Monica Hogan, to find out how people around Neil's Harbour are coping. Torrential rains washed out one of the main roads into the community.
After Kai Matthews died of meningitis in June 2021, his family launched an initiative to educate people about the vaccine that could have prevented their son's death. Now, they're launching a new vaccine program at Acadia University to protect students against meningitis.
Ten innovative new businesses won this year's Spark competition for early-stage startup companies in Nova Scotia. We meet Richard Grant and Donald Jewkes, the student entrepreneurs behind LIven Beverages.
Halifax's poet laureate is leading a workshop that reflects on rousing the imagination during these strange times. Sue Goyette shares her pandemic writing experience and talks about the importance of creating through crisis.