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Mary Wiens: January 2013 Archives

Regent Park Mothers

The news of a 15 year old's execution-style killing in a Regent Park stairwell has residents in the building feeling anxious, especially mothers. The CBC's Mary Wiens met with a few of them.
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"Joyless Commute"

This week, we present a new series called "Joyless Commute: the Growing Cost of the GTA's Congestion".

Today, solutions for the 905 area. Matt Galloway spoke with Gary Carr, he is the Chair of Halton Region, Bill Fisch, is the Chair and CEO of York Region, and with the Mayor of Missisauga, Hazel McCallion.
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Yesterday, two perspectives, first Matt Galloway spoke with Iain Dobson. He is one of the authors of "A Region in Transition".
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Then the CBC's Mary Wiens met with some teenagers and asked them how growing commute times affect the quality of their lives.
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Wednesday, Matt Galloway spoke with Rob Dean and Kingsley Appiah-Kubi. They are two commuters who managed to cut down on gas costs through the "Shuttle program" External Site, the program launches again this spring.
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Tuesday, the CBC's Mary Wiens told us a story about the city's grand plans to change people's travel patterns through development.
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Monday, the CBC's Mary Wiens told us about the emotional toll on a couple of GO passengers.
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Jamestown Crescent

The neighbourhood, Jamestown, takes its name from a small street called Jamestown Crescent in Rexdale, residents sometimes call it "Doomstown". The CBC's Mary Wiens brings us the perspective of one community elder who keeps a close eye on his street and the young people who live there.
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