April 24, 2014 12:38 pm

Friday April 25th on The Morning News

The end of another week is finally here and the crew at the Morning News have another
action-packed show prepared! Brett Ruskin will join us again for his second day on the desk filling in for Crystal Garrett.

Ben MacDonald will have a news story looking at the legacy of writer Alistair MacLeod who will be laid to rest on the weekend in Cape Breton. A who’s who of Cape Breton culture and music will be attending the funeral on Saturday. And Ben will have the details along with a look back at his career.

At 6:15 with we’ll take a look at a new documentary looking at the life of Dartmouth’s Angela Hartlin. “Scars of Shame” is a story about Angela’s own experience living with a little known disorder since pre-adolescence. Hartlin struggles with Dermatillomania, and she traveled to the other side of the continent from to meet others who suffer from the condition that causes her to compulsively pick at her skin.

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One of the few publicly-owned regional airports in Nova Scotia will close September 30, 2014. The Kings County Airport costs about $60,000 annually to run, but injects $1.3 million into the local economy. Despite this, the municipality wants it gone. They’re convinced a neighboring Michelin plant will use the freed up land to expand… even though the company hasn’t made any commitment to do so. Ian Patrick lives near the airport, is an economist and has been a pilot for 57 years. He’ll be on at 7:15 to explain why he thinks the council’s decision has been a huge mistake.

At 7:45 Jill will meet the new host of YTV’s hit show “The Next Star”, Dan Kanter. The hit show will be holding auditions in Halifax this weekend and Dan will give us some hints on what it takes to make the cut. He’ll also share some behind the scenes secrets of what it’s like to work with Justin Bieber.
Some big name NHL Alumni are in Halifax for Hockey Heroes weekend in support of The Heart And Stroke Foundation. At 8:15 Former NHLer Al Iafrate will stop by to talk hockey and teach Paul the Art of The Slap Shot!

And at 8:45 our man about town, Jeremy Webb, will be by to give us the scoop on what’s happening in the world of arts and entertainment around Halifax this weekend.


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