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Ontario Today

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The Doppelgänger

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it’s hampering her love life. But she also struggles with all text messages.

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9-1-1

When a flashlight bomb killed Wayne Greavette in 1996, it also destroyed his family. David Ridgin searches for answers.

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Discovering you`re a psychopath

James Fallon is determined to overcome his worst instincts.

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Native Child and the Full Moon

Tegan Smallwood, 15, isn’t sure which nation she's from because her mom was adopted during the Sixties Scoop.

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Families on the border

U.S. President Donald Trump is backing down in the face of public outrage over families separated at the border. Why is that story personal for you?

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Underage drinking, yes or no?

Open lines with Steven Polak, a personal injury lawyer from Toronto, and your stories of what happens when teens drink.

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Failure to launch: At what point do you say, no more?

Open lines with psychologist Vivien Lee.

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Gardening with Ed Lawrence

Struggling cedars, roses bedevilled by bugs, what to do about nematodes in the garlic patch and more.

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Boycotting the US

Where Canadians are drawing a line in the sand?

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Suicide: Making your way back from a dark place

Psychiatrists say people with anxiety and depression have thinking errors. Stories of changing your thinking.

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Scrap discovery math: Yes or no?

A debate over Doug Ford's promise to return to the basics.

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Starbucks: What's anti-bias training really like?

A trainer and callers describe their experiences, good and bad, with learning how to identify personal bias and how it affects their workplace

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Trump: Friendly with a dictator, fighting with Canada

Reaction to the trade dispute with the US, and the North Korea summit.

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Gardening: Peonies, pansies and dahlias

Plus what to do about a dying cedar hedge. Hear Ed Lawrence's advice.

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Sneaking pesticides across the border

Canadians are bringing in heavy-duty chemicals from the US to kill grubs and weeds because the products are illegal here.

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Ontario election: Winners and losers

Former Liberal cabinet minister, PC cabinet contenders, NDP breakthrough candidate and Ontario's first Green MPP, plus reaction from across the province.

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Gardening: Too many tent catepillars?

It's a big year for forest tent catepillars. Listen to Ed Lawrence's advice.

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Problems at polls: computers down, not on list

Elections Ontario says most technology-enabled polls are up and running but .

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Undecided the day before election

Voters are unhappy with their choices, and don`t know what to do.

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Is Ontario a lousy place to do business?

Everyday business owners on what makes doing business hard.

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Voters flabbergasted by Wynne's conceding defeat

Liberal canvassing at the door says more interest in local candidate.

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Filming movies or TV in your neighbourhood

Sneaking on the set, renting out your home, can't cut the grass. Is it all fun and glory?

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Why vote Conservative?

Conservative supporters describe what they like and don't about PC Leader Doug Ford and his promises.

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Is a classroom the place for politics and controversy?

Or is it indoctrination if teachers reveal their views on politics or privilege?

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Green Leader: Kill hydro rebate, charge tolls on 400 series

Mike Schreiner takes calls on hydro bills, scrapping Catholic schools, jobs, and mental health.

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The last debate. What moment made a difference to you?

Open lines with Ottawa Citizen columnist David Reevely.

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Gotta go and no public toilet?

Stories of discrimation; going in parking lots and poison sumac; carting a potty to the park; and getting locked in a self-cleaning toilet.

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NDP Leader Andrea Horwath: Election 2018

Leader talks about NDP candidates with controversial views and whether a Hydro One buy-back would reduce electricity bills.

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Extreme cost of diabetes: 2,000 amputations in Ontario a year

A rare first-person perspective from a woman who lost both feet; plus stories of what's not covered and who's falling through the cracks.

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Mammoth gardening projects

Transplanting tulips; replacing grass with flowers; getting grass growing; building flower boxes; and starting from scratch when all you have is mud.

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Harry and Meghan: Is this royal story different?

The walk down the aisle, the love story; the race; the difficult family. Even people who don't follow the royals are talking about this couple.

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Wynne on hospital overcrowding: cut administration, reinvest in front line

Ontario's Liberal Leader takes questions, says investing billions in homecare, midwives, support workers has how changed how healthcare is delivered.

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Teens debate lowering voting age to 16

Open lines with two 17-year-olds at Sir Allan MacNab Secondary in Hamilton, Mohamed Ali and Marissa Dann, along with Rutgers psychology Prof. Daniel Hart.

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Behind bars until 100: Justice or vengeance?

Debating consecutive sentences for extreme crimes with Sen. Kim Pate.

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Gardening: Dog ate my rose bush

Magnolia or lilac not blooming? Growing hot peppers? Hear Ed Lawrence's answers.

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Is increasing minimum wage making a difference?

Harder to hire lifeguards. Roommate can afford an eye appointment.

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Does Childish Gambino's This is America go too far?

Why people are debating this beautiful and violent video.

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NHL goalie, hospital CEO: Mental illness gets short end of stick

Corey Hirsch and the head of CAMH Dr. Catherine Zahn on how differently mental and physical illness are treated.

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Baffled, frustrated voters explain why they're undecided

Hear the voters politicians are trying to get on side.

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Ontario leaders debate #1: Highlights and reaction

The lines people are still talking about the next day.

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Gardening: Lawn full of moss or weeds?

Ontario Today's resident gardener Ed Lawrence explains how to get grass growing.

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Ford dumps Granic Allen: Why is matters

Social conservative disappointed. Other PC caller happy but concerned about losing Granic Allen's supporters.

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Dr. Brian Goldman: The Power of Kindness

What we learn from the times we should have shown more empathy.

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Scared, attacked inmates and correctional officers

Insiders tell what's really behind the rise in violence behind bars.

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Should we scrap EQAO standardized tests?

A report recommends Ontario phase out some tests. Hear why people love or hate them.

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Exploring the dark side of the internet

A forensic psychologist and callers on what pushes people to do terrible things in the real world.

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Gardening: Slugs, Rose of Sharon, apple scab

Plus Ed Lawrence's advice on cats in the garden and green fungus on rhododendrons.

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Millennials still dream of owning home

Ontario Real Estate Association launch campaign to get government to help make owning more affordable.

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Humboldt, Toronto: When public mourning gets complicated

Who do we lower a flag for? Who do we raise money for?

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Patients in washrooms, closets, hallways

What overcrowding in hospitals looks like in Ontario.

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The police officer who didn't shoot

The take down in the Toronto van attack, and why everyone is talking about Constable Ken Lam.

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Reflections the day after the Toronto van attack

Politicians, callers and a trauma psychologist try to make sense of what happened.

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Gardening: Spring, finally

Getting flower beds ready. Dealing with invasive weeds. Plus more advice from Ontario Today`s resident gardener.

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Plastics that drive you mad

Bottles, hot meal packaging, utensils, soaps. The federal government is looking for ideas about what to do about all the plastic we throw out.

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Selling a Chagall: Did the National Gallery do the right thing?

A debate over two art treasures and the mystery around how they're being sold.

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Should you shield kids from tragic news?

Some parents do. Some don't. Psychologist says, kids are more resilient than you think.

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Teachers on what really happens in sex ed class

How they talk with students about anal or oral sex, pornography and gender fluidity.

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Ever wonder who is skeptical about climate change?

Host Rita Celli asks real people to try to explain their 'non-mainstream' thinking.

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Gardening: Ice storm damage

What to do about broken branches and frozen buds, from Toronto Botanical Garden's Paul Zammit.

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Ice storm: Trees down, brewery truck shares beer

Stories from the storm that held Ontario in its icy grip.

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Former GG: Charities rely on shrinking pool of aging donors

RHF research shows 75% of donations come from people 50 and older. Discussion of why people don't give.

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Overheard on social media: Are they listening to us?

Chat with friends and suddenly getting targeted ads for Prosecco, cheese and crackers.

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Zuckerberg's apologies, business model, policing thoughts

Reaction to the Facebook founder's testimony in Washington.

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Pornography, marriage, gender: What's really taught in Ontario schools?

An expert takes questions on Ontario's sex ed curriculum.

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Going on after Humboldt

When a child dies it shakes you to the core. Parents share their stories of healing.

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The online survey for Aeroplan, and the questions it raises

Open lines with the president of the market research company behind a controversial online questionnaire.

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Ontario smokers explain why they buy illegal cigarettes

Bought legal until when taxes jumped, now feeling like second-class citizens.

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The politics of free

Technicially nothing is free. Who gets excited by the promises of free tuition, free pre-school, free medication or dental care?

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Gardening advice from Ed Lawrence

Grubs in the grass, bulbs, pruning lilacs and tiny carrots.

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Week 5: Strike at York University

York University Provost, students whose classes are cancelled, and the union.

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The Liberals' big promise on childcare

The economist who makes a case for free daycare for pre-schoolers, and callers' reactions to this election promise.

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Marketing yourself to find a home

Are personal appeals to landlords or sellers a turn off or the thing that seals the deal?

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Gun owners debate Liberal's revamp of gun laws

Backdoor registry? Should RCMP classify firearms? Track ammunition sales?

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Gardening: Ed Lawrence's advice

Five easy steps for wintering house plants. Plus how to care for patio blueberries, balcony cedars, holly and hoya.

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BNL reunite with Steven Page for a night

Why fans tuned in to the Junos just to see the iconic band back together again.

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What's really going on during lunch at your kid's school?

Eating in the washrooms; bullying; chaos; one adult per 100 kids.

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