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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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Chronicles of Canada Volume 26 - The Tribune of Nova Scotia: A Chronicle of Joseph Howe by William Lawson Grant (1872 - 1935)
Joseph Howe (1804-1873) was one of Nova Scotia's greatest and best-loved politicians. He was instrumental in helping Nova Scotia become the first British colony to win responsible government in 1848. A Liberal, he fought against Canadian Confederation. This work highlights his life and causes. - Summary by TriciaG
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Dr. AJ is a Halifax family physician and assistant professor at Dalhousie University’s faculty of medicine. Today she begins a regular column for The Chronicle Herald which will explore health care reform with the aim of engaging Nova Scotians in finding ways to improve individual and population health, provide satisfying and high-quality care and build thriving health-care networks.
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Environmental groups have filed for a judicial review with Nova Scotia's Supreme Court. They want to know why the environment minister approved a road realignment needed for an LNG plant.
Hear about a new provincial program to help people explore their options in jobs around sustainability and innovation. Rod Badcock, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, explains the program - "Careers in Sustainability" - offering opportunities for internships and work placements.
The 13 Hours team brings you an update on what’s happened since the series wrapped in April. A local magazine has been publishing leaked information that some say may have come from a source inside the RCMP. That includes audio of 911 calls made by some of the first victims of the killing spree, who told dispatchers that a man driving a police car …
Vote early, and vote from anywhere. Elections Nova Scotia is trying to make it easier for people to cast their ballots in this election. Naomi Shelton, Director of Policy and Communications for Elections Nova Scotia, explains how eligible voters can vote from anywhere.
Think you could drop everything and spend your days on the open road, looking for adventures? Meet Judy Burg-Schmidt, she and her husband are travelling around N.S. in their teardrop camper.
It takes a village! A Tatamagouche family who was struggling to find a place to live will have a home this winter, after members of their community rallied to build them a house in a matter of weeks. Hear their story.
Lights, camera, action. A movie shoot was making major headlines in Cape Breton in 1921, we find out all about it on our "Ahead by a Century" summer series with community historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls.
In the first of a series of riding profiles in the lead-up to this summer's provincial election, the CBC's Paul Withers tells us about the candidates vying for your votes in Bedford South.
Reporter Erin Pottie finds out why one woman in North Sydney has taken it upon herself to test the water at her local beach, in hopes of getting the lifeguard service re-instated. Holly Kitamura would like Indian Beach water tested regularly, too. Paul D'Eon is the director of the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.…
Town of Pictou mayor Jim Ryan has raised a number of concerns with Northern Pulp's $350M restart plan. We hear from two Northern Pulp representatives, about how the company plans to build back trust with Nova Scotians.
The Brook Village Bridge in Inverness County has closed for repairs until the end of August. We find out what that means for people who live in that area. Kate Campbell of Valley Mills, near Orangedale, travels the bridge each day on her way to work, and Andrew Thompson lives near the bridge in Brook Village.…
CBC music producer Jeff Reilly, a longtime friend of Jerry Granelli, remembers the legendary jazz drummer and improvisor who died this week in Halifax at the age of 80.
On our "Not So Tall Tales" summer column featuring stories from museums across the Island... we're off to Iona to hear a story straight from Scotland. Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell met up with Catherine Gillis, an animator at the Highland Village in Iona.
Elections Nova Scotia has hired outreach workers to work with Indigenous, African Nova Scotian and Francophone/ Acadian voters this election. We hear from the First Nations Liaison Officer.
Reporter George Mortimer asks how COVID-19 is making it difficult for two youth centres in North Sydney to serve young people on the Northside. One could close in September if it doesn't get any more funding.
Political parties can't afford to ignore the environment in this provincial election. CBC"s Taryn Grant looks at what some people are hoping to see in their platforms.
Patients often complain about feeling left in the dark when it comes to what's happening with their own care during a hospital stay. Mary Jane Hampson suggests a simple solution to that problem in this week's Healthcare Hack.
Indigenous, African Nova Scotian and Francophone/Acadian communities in Nova Scotia are getting some help from Elections Nova Scotia during this election campaign to help break down barriers and address challenges to voting. Andrew Merilees is the First Nations Liaison Officer with Elections Nova Scotia.…
Northern Pulp wants to re-open its mill in Pictou County. The company is proposing $350-million dollars worth of upgrades. Hear what the mayor of Pictou thinks of the pulp mill's restart plan.
Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell takes us fishing along the Margaree River. Gioa Stanley, a fishing guide from Baddeck, hosted an all-women's fly fishing retreat so participants - novice or avid - could learn angling techniques.
Wendy Sparks of Halifax is the mother of NBA player Khem Birch, and host of the Court-Side Moms podcast. She shares her experiences as a mother raising a professional athlete.
Nova Scotians will go to the polls on August 17th for a rare summer election. Our legislature reporter Jean Laroche has been on the campaign trail. He talks about what else makes this election different.
As a must see destination, the Fortress of Louisbourg is often full of guides, visitors, and animators. But did you know, it's also full of a species at risk? Current Affairs Correspondent Brittany Wentzell met Allison Moody, an ecosystem scientist with Parks Canada, to find out why the historic attraction is so attractive to swallows.…
The Province is proposing to protect eight natural areas, including the Ingram River Conservation Lands. Hear why Mike Landcaster, of St. Margaret's Bay Stewardship Association, spent years urging for the protection of that area.
Reporter Erin Pottie wonders how a pharmacy in Baddeck has managed to administer 5-thousand COVID-19 vaccine doses - in a village of just 8-hundred people. Graham MacKenzie, pharmacist and owner of Stone's Pharmasave on Chebucto Street, talks about his location becoming a hub for vaccinations.
Information Morning's culture columnist Tara Lynn Taylor is back! This week, she highlights the 35th annual Halifax Jazz Festival and more in our culture column Art 'n Soul.
A teacher and a school social worker with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education are spending their summer making sure kids are ready for the Fall. Reporter George Mortimer spoke to teacher Erin MacPhee and social worker Nicole Stevenson about their ongoing efforts to help students and families in need in the CBRM.…
Advocates say an unprecedented number of people across the province are currently facing evictions, with nowhere to go – and this isn't just an urban issue. The CBC's Rose Murphy brings us this story.
The Ally Centre got funding for an Outreach Street Health Nurse nearly a year ago, as a pilot project. Now, they want a permanent position. Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell takes to the streets to meet the street nurse and find out why patients and advocates say, the position is needed in the CBRM.…
Fred Whoriskey, Ocean Tracking Network executive director, talks about how we can reduce our risk of encountering sharks while swimming or surfing now that there's more of them in our waters.
The Terranaut Club is uniting girls and gender diverse kids with women scientists for some exciting adventures in wildlife conservation this summer. Find out what they'll be up to!
Dartmouth High School held out for Phase 4 of Nova Scotia's reopening plan, so that students would actually be able to dance at their prom. We'll hear about their plans for the prom with cohorts.
Reporter Brent Kelloway asks about the vaccination requirements for Cape Breton University students living on campus this Fall. Doug Connors is Director of Housing at CBU, and Madlyn O'Brien is President of the CBU Students Union.
The CBC's Angela MacIvor tells us why Nova Scotia is experiencing one of the worst nursing shortages we've ever seen — and what's being done to address it.
Marc Miller, Indigenous Services Minister, was visiting various First Nations communities in Nova Scotia this week. He began the week in Cape Breton, announcing Federal funding for two programs - one: supporting indigenous language and the other: supporting first nations businesses. We ask him about his visit.…
Professor Liz Fitting offered to help a temporary foreign worker book his vaccine appointment, and ended up advocating for around forty workers in the province. Hear why she says the vaccine booking system needs a major update.
People around the world have been reporting odd changes to their menstrual cycles following their COVID-19 vaccine. We ask a researcher trying to capture the COVID-19 'vaccine period' experience why that might be.
Northside Rising, an agency supported by government devoted to bringing people together to do community building in the North Sydney and Sydney Mines area, is looking to launch Round 2 of the "Changemakers" program. Suzi Oram-Aylward who is coordinating the program, has more details on Changemakers.
In Nova Scotia, if an orphaned black bear cub is reported to Lands and Forestry, their policy is to euthanize the cub. Now the province has turned down a proposal from Hope for Wildlife to rehabilitate these cubs and return them to the wild. We hear from Hope Swinemar.
Reporter Tom Ayers takes us to the scene of a search and rescue exercise. The Coast Guard, Canadian AirForce, RCMP, Nova Scotia Emergency Management and the Halifax Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre and other local volunteer organizations made a splash near Baddeck yesterday with a large scale SAR exercise on the water.…
Time now for the next edition of our regular column on the Acadians of Cape Breton. We find out what happened to some Acadians after the explusion - and how some ended up off the coast of South America.
A wine of the times... on our column, Ahead By A Century, we find out why a shipment of fine wine was making news in 1921. Community historian Vanessa Childs-Rolls has poured through the pages of the Sydney Daily Post to find out what stories were making headlines a hundred years ago.
Cuba is seeing rare demonstrations of dissent amid the country's worst economic crisis in decades. We hear from a Cuban expat and his wife, who are watching and worrying from Halifax.
Chilean aquaculture developers have their sights set on building a land-based fish farm at Chebogue Point. We hear why those plans aren't sitting well with some people in the community.
Before you go crashing through the dunes, boogie board in hand, our A for Adventure team Chris and Jan share some coastline exploration tips and talk about their favourite beaches.
Fishing for water temperature data... Bill Haley, president of the Margaree Salmon Association, tells us why the Association has installed 30 new temperature loggers in the watershed... measuring temperature changes and tracking its impact.
A homeowner on the Mira is frustrated the Province won't grade the private road he lives on, even though they do work on other private roads... more than 300 of them! Reporter Tom Ayers spoke to resident Dave Butler and CBRM District 7 councillor Steve Parsons.
The province is spending $4.8 million to help create an African Nova Scotian Justice Institute that will support African Nova Scotians in contact with the law. We hear from the director of the organization that will lead the Institute.
When one of Gillian Doiron's neighbours launched fireworks in a nearby farmer's field, her horses were so spooked then ran through a fence. Hear her story, and what can be done to make fireworks easier on animals.
Unless you're critically ill, a trip to the emergency department likely means a long wait. But there are ways to make the experience better. Mary Jane Hampson looks at that on this week's health hack.