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This podcast is a collaborative project between the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and Capitalize for Kids to improve health outcomes for children and families across Canada. Each month, we host a webinar featuring a high priority topic in child and adolescent mental health and addictions. Experts will share best practices and answer questions from clinicians across Nova Scotia. It’s important to note that the practices discussed in this podcast are sensitive and only intended for qualified an ...
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The Sharon Salzberg Metta Hour features Buddhist philosophy in a practical, common sense vernacular. Sharon’s natural wisdom, sense of humor and the ease with which she translates these teachings forge an intimate connection with the listener. From everyday experiences to pithy revelations, each podcast is a journey on the path of self-discovery. Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer, world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. She is one of the first to bring mindfulnes ...
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Melanie, a single mom of two girls ages 8 and 11 living in Halifax, Nova Scotia was diagnosed with C-PTSD in 2019. This led Melanie on a journey of self-awareness since then in an attempt to figure out how to navigate the rest of her life in a healthy way. Melanie
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Dr. AJ - The Chronicle Herald

Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan

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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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The Fearless Practice Podcast is for anyone who is either thinking of starting a private practice or who needs help with growing their practice in Canada. Julia Smith takes you on her journey from starting as a counsellor to totally killin’ it and growing her own practice in Halifax. After starting in 2016, she battled to find resources and help that related specifically to building a private practice in Canada. Today, she's sharing her tips as well as her not-to-be-repeated mistakes for fel ...
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Mental Health - Let's Talk About it!

Charlene Pickrem, MA (CYS),

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Charlene Pickrem, the host of, Mental Health - Let's Talk About it! CIOE 97.5 FM, is not a doctor, her perspectives are their own. Charlene's experience, education and lived challenges offer validity and credibility https://www.linkedin.com/in/pickempowerment/ The objective of the show is to have diverse guests share their awareness and perspectives on, Mental Health and Mental Illness, to empower other with potential strategies or resources to look after self/other(s). Three shows state "co ...
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People of Healthcare

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People of Healthcare Podcast is brought to you by Access eForms, the technology that’s closing the paper gaps in your hospital. They believe you and your patients deserve better than paper.
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WorkShift

Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

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It’s been said that we learn from experience. But we can learn a lot more when we add the experiences of others to our own. On WorkShift, we're putting leaders in workplace safety on the mic to talk health, safety, but most of all, leadership in a world that has changed forever. Hear the stories behind their successes, and their failures, and how they’re meeting the same challenges you may be facing. Whether you’re a leader or someone who enjoys inspiring conversations, WorkShift will change ...
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Modern Fitness delivers the most current and effective advice and information on Health and Fitness to help all types of exercisers be the most successful and fit versions of themselves! No matter your experience level, Modern Fitness is here to help you crush your goals! Let’s get it! Jonathan Ells is a Certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Coach and Fascial Stretch Therapist from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2017, he took on a position as a National Instructor with the larges ...
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Maritime Noon is a one-hour program devoted to delivering informative reports and interviews which explore issues that are of interest to Maritimers. Join host Bob Murphy weekdays from noon to 1 p.m.
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Heart Of The City

Samantha Beauchamp

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Host, Tova Sherman is joined by newsmakers and culture-shakers, poets and prognosticators-all with an opinion (and solution) on issues that impact our city every single day. Transmitting from the Halifax Central Library; the literal and metaphorical heart of our city. reachAbility is proud to be the title sponsor of Heart of The City (HOT City). Listen on CDKU 88.1 Wednesdays at 01:30 or find the show online at reachability.org/hot-city/
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Talking Radical Radio brings you grassroots voices from across Canada. It features in-depth interview with people involved in a wide range of activism, organizing, and other social change work, and gives them a chance to take a longer view as they talk about what they're doing, how they're doing it, and why they're doing it.
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Do you know some of the sweet spots to streamline your business processes? Is your Canadian private practice set up to support you, while you support your clients? Are you looking for some tips and tools that you can use to simplify your practice needs? There are so many different platforms and apps out there that it can seem overwhelming. If you a…
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Robber Burt is 50 years old, he's legally blind and he lives in Summerside, PEI. He's in the midst of a 160km walt from Tignish to Hunter River, PEI, raising money to help the homeless. We hear your feedback on the cancellation of the Coastal Protection Act in NS. And on the phone-in: Irshad Manji discusses difficult conversations.…
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The Halifax Club was founded in 1862 as a private social club for Halifax’s business and political leaders. Located on Hollis Street in the heart of downtown Halifax, the Club has survived economic upheavals, urban renewal and the Halifax explosion. Meaghan has been a leader for change within the club turning it into a wedding and event destination…
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Nancy Anningson who is the director of operations and development with the Ecology Action Centre discusses why she's disappointed the NS government has backed off from bringing the Coastal Protection Act into effect. Senator Brian Francis discusses renaming the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing as an act of reconciliation. And on the phone-…
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For episode 234, Sharon speaks with author and podcast host, Dan Harris. Dan is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir, 10% Happier, about a fidgety, skeptical news anchor who finds meditation. He’s also the host of the Ten Percent Happier podcast and the co-founder of the Ten Percent Happier meditation app. For 21 years, he worked…
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The CBC's Brett Ruskin spent time today at Victoria Park in Halifax and at the Grand Parade. He reports live from the Grand Parade about today being the day people have been asked to vacate 5 tent encampments in the city. Chief Darlene Bernard speaks about her uncle, George James Sark, known as Jim, who passed away last week at 84. And on the phone…
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The Maritimes are bracing for a stormy weekend as two systems are on their way. After three weeks of stormy weather, crews in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality continue to clean up and prepare for this next round. And on the phone-in: automotive expert Doug Bethune takes your car repair questions…
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The CBC's Nancy Russell speaks with two women on PEI who are originally from Lviv, Ukraine. They recently travelled back to their home country with their ESL teacher. They were upset to see so many changes after two years of war. And on the phone-in: We speak with Dimitri Pavlounis from the group CIVIX about better ways to teach Civics in school.…
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A lot of counsellors may start private practices because they want flexibility and autonomy in their professional lives, as well as for the fact that they have noticed a direct need that they feel passionate about serving. Marlee, today’s guest, decided to go into private practice for those reasons. In this podcast episode, Marlee and I discuss pri…
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On Sunday evening, a tent at an encampment in Saint John, NB, burned. Staff Sergeant Sean Rocca explains how new video footage suggests the fire was intentional. Trish Carter becomes the new postmaster in Belle River, PEI. And on the phone-in: Veterinarian Dr Karyn Steele answers your pet care questions.…
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We chat with Ross McNeil in the cigar room at Duggers Menswear to hear the story on his independent family menswear business. https://duggersfashion.com/ Thank you to our sponsors including Kimia Nejat of Kimia Nejat Realty https://m.facebook.com/p/Kimia-Nejat-EXIT-Realty-Metro-100057087174675/ Support the show Follow the Afternoon Pint on Facebook…
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Melanie Vautour who's the executive director of Fresh Start Services in Saint John, NB, speaks with the CBC's Rhythm Rathi about a fire that caused four people to flee a tent in the city over the weekend. And on the phone-in: Appliance repair technician, Aaron Publicover, answers your questions.
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Are you having trouble deciding on a starting rate for your private practice? There are so many ways to figure out how to start off. For example, your college or association may have a recommendation, or basing your rate on what other therapists are charging in your area - but these guidelines may not be enough to allow you to be profitable! You ma…
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For episode 233, Dr. Jenny Taitz returns to the Metta Hour. Jenny is a clinical psychologist and an assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Jenny completed her fellowship in psychology at Yale University School of Medicine and achieved board certifications in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialecti…
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The second nor'easter in two weeks is blowing into the Maritimes later Tuesday. CBC Meteorologist Tina Simpkin has her latest forecast. In Summerside, P.E.I., volunteers are setting up ice fishing tents in backyards to help the unhoused. And on the phone-in: sharing positive stories about how to tackle climate change in your communities.…
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You may recognize Barrie from his previous role in Trailer Park Boys as Ricky’s father figure. Today he joins the show to chat bit about the independent film he wrote and directed The Madones, which opens in theatres across Nova Scotia on Febuary 16th. This episode was recorded at the fantastic new micro pub 'Hardisty Brewing' in Cole Harbour, Nova…
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Cape Breton is still digging out from last week's storm and there's another one on the way. Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Amanda McDougall shares how the recovery is going while carefully watching the next system. In Montague, PEI, Special Olympics curlers are training ahead of the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Calgary at the en…
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Marc hosts and operates Comedy Cove on Tour and runs another business called Funny Fundraisers, which helped raise over 1.5 million for various charities. Comedy Cove On Tour: https://www.facebook.com/p/The-Comedy-Cove-On-Tour-100063796905627/ Funny Fundraiser's: https://www.facebook.com/people/Funny-Fundraisers/100054502117484/ Thank you to our sp…
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As a Canadian therapist, one of the things that you know needs to get done is to build a website. It’s part of the deal of being a business owner, and having a great website is the cornerstone of being seen by your local community and getting your Canadian private practice noticed. I think everyone has one or two horror stories about trying to get …
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The Halifax Regional Municipality says people living in five tent encampments need to leave by Feb. 26. Parks Canada lends a hand to clear snow from around the Cape Breton Highlands National Park after record snowfall in Nova Scotia. And on the phone-in: Black history in the Maritimes.
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Cape Breton is still digging out from the historic snowfall over the weekend. But there's still a lot of snow left on roofs. We hear what signs to look for with the heavy snow loads on roofs. Plus how to keep your heat pump running efficiently in stormy weather. And on the phone-in: George Iny, co-author of the Lemon-Aid Guide, takes your car consu…
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We bring you a special extended program covering the impacts of the snowstorm across the Maritimes, and areas like Cape Breton that were hardest hit. And on the phone-in, urban planner Tristan Cleveland talks housing density.
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Jake was originally selected as 3rd round draft pick by the New York Yankees in 2019 out of Western Kentucky University. Hailing from Cole Harbour Nova Scotia, Sanford is still the highest drafted player ever from his native province. Jakes career was cut short when he got into some trouble with gambling, but has been tirelessly working on reversin…
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How knowledgeable are you on current counselling ethics? How regularly do you follow up on changes and fluctuations in ethics and the recommended practices as times go on? Where should you start? As we know how society and the general public changes over the years, it makes sense that the recommended counselling practices and ethics would too. What…
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We hear about the final report on the Desmond Inquiry, a Maritimer on the board of Dying with Dignity Canada reacts to the federal government's decision to pause extending medically assisted death to those suffering from mental illness. And on the phone-in...physiotherapist Laura Lundquist talks about the physical activity guidelines and answers yo…
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Today we hang out with Blake and Christine, vocalists and guitarists of the Campbell and Johnston Black Market Band. Their band produces a quality hybrid of Blues-Rock and roots music with a modern twist. They have opened for huge acts including Burton Cummings, Steve Earle & Bob Seger. Their latest release won “Best Blues Album” at the 2022 ECMAs,…
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For episode 232, Cecilia B. Loving returns to the Metta Hour. Cecilia is an award-winning speaker, belonging and inclusion thought leader, consultant and author, who serves as the Senior Vice President Head of DEI for PBS. Her work in restorative justice, storytelling, inclusive leadership, racial inclusion, mindfulness, and well-being helps redefi…
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Erin has a storied career of casting people for commercials, tv and film in Eastern Canada. Erin shares a few stories and laughs while providing some valuable insight on where to get started if you yourself wake up on the East Coast of Canada one day and think you want to be in the movies. Included below are a few links that were discussed in this …
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When people are transferred from the Summerside area to the hospital in Charlottetown, some patients are being moved in a fire department vehicle and not an ambulance. We hear from the mayor of Summerside, Dan Kutcher, and the fire chief, Ron Enman. We hear your feedback on place names. And on the phone-in: Family lawyer Julia Cornish answers quest…
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We all know that working as a therapist can be a lonely job. When we work together, we can help one another reach higher heights in our Canadian practices, grow as professionals, and share the success with more people. This is what Richard and Esther have found on their journey so far. Richard hired Esther as an administrative assistant in the earl…
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A couple from Beresford, NB, will share an 8.2 million dollar prize with their son and his girlfriend after winning the Chase the Ace fundraiser in Northern NB. But a 64 million dollar jackpot from Lotto 6-49 last year has not come forward. We hear your feedback on writing your own obit. And on the phone-in: Lauren Beck discusses how places get the…
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This episode is sponsored by our friend Steve aka ‘Chip,’ who posts daily videos for on his just for fun, random pick, sports betting page called Three Overs Daily. Steve gets others to pick three games a day from his ex girlfriends, to random strangers on the street, even his dogs. Chips videos include the reactions from win and loss each day incl…
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One year ago, Derrick Bona of Eastern Passage was more than 600 lbs. He launched a new, healthy lifestyle and so far he has lost almost 200 lbs. Bob drops by to go for a walk with him to discuss his progress. We hear the details about changes coming to the location of the Outreach Centre in Charlottetown. And on the phone-in: Jane Doucet and Caroli…
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The CBC's Alexandre Silberman tells us about the Humanity Project's Farm in Little River, NB, which helps people who were experiencing homelessness. We hear about the lack of family doctors on PEI. And on the phone-in: Lawyer Jessica Lyle answers questions on wills and estate planning.
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Members of a group called "Concerned Neighbours of Happy Valley Lane" say a plan to put trailers for the homeless on a site near their properties in St Stephen, NB, has been put on hold. We hear about the rebuilding of a covered bridge in Butternut Valley, NB. And on the phone-in: Jim White provides advice for painting & staining.…
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Lawrence has a 35 year military background, and has taken his passion for training from the military world to entrepreneurism. Founding Independent Armoured Transport (IAT) in 1996, Lawrence has focused on professionalizing the security and armoured transport industry. One year after IAT , Lawrence founded Independent Security Services Atlantic, an…
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Orlando Fraser with the NS Department of Natural Resources and Renewables speaks about charges being laid against a young man in connection with the wildfire in Shelburne County last summer. And we also hear from a volunteer firefighter. We hear the details of concerns about the new medical school on PEI, coming in 2025. And on the phone-in: Silvia…
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Have you worked in a not-for-profit organization before? Do you tend to steer clear from not-for-profit counselling positions due to common bad stories from what it could be like? So many therapists go into therapy because they feel a need and a desire to support and serve their communities. However, it can become tough, expensive, and challenging …
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