July 15, 2014 12:33 pm

Wednesday July 16th on The Morning News


Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition without a cure, but massage therapy can help ease the pain. At 6:45  we’ll chat with Registered Massage Therapist Neil Melanson, owner of Viva Health Centre in Dartmouth about a massage technique that’s helping some handle the  pain.

At 7:15 we’ll meet Wab Kinew –  a First Nations leader for a new generation.Originally from the Onigaming First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, Kinew has done a bit of everything. Hip-hop performer, journalist, writer and filmmaker. He currently works with the University of Winnipeg as Director of Indigenous Inclusion and he’s in Halifax this week to attend the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting. Kinew is an inspiration for many First Nations communities, but he’s also proving to be an inspiration for all Canadians.

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We’re going to continue with our coverage of the 35th Annual General Assembly with a look at the entertainment side of the big event. At 7:45 we’ll be joined by an artist and a drummer who will be taking part in the free cultural event happening at Cunard Centre on Wednesday afternoon.  It’s a great chance to interact with Mi’Kmaq artisans and check out fabulous First Nations entertainers.

8:15  Did you know that 40 thousand Canadians are registered to use medical marijuana?  Family physician Dr. Howard Conter comes in to discuss what conditions might be treated with a prescription for medical marijuana  and how one broaches the topic with their doctor.

And at 8:45 we wrap up the show with a big announcement for country music fans! The Morning News has been chosen to announce the nominees for Female Artist of the Year at the upcoming CCMA’s in Edmonton in September. Canadian country music superstar Dean Brody will stop by to do the big reveal and will tell us what to expect when the big awards show comes to Halifax in 2015!

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