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Afternoon Drive with Chris dela Torre

From the backroads of the counties to the urban centres of the southwest, Afternoon Drive brings you the stories in and about southwest Ontario. Mix in music from artists throughout the region, traffic and weather, and you’ve got two hours of radio that gets you talking and puts you in the know about all things southwest Ontario.

  • 08:24
    A group of Kingsville residents are voicing their concerns about more greenhouses in the area. We meet two members of the Kingsville Property Owners Group, which hopes town council hears their plea.
    Dec 10, 2018
  • 07:15
    In this week's SW Sounds, we meet London rock band, Averages.
    Dec 10, 2018
  • 07:10
    New research on how companies donate to charities shows that causes that get social traction - like major natural disasters or the Humboldt tragedy - may cause those companies to donate less the charities they normally support. Bruce MacDonald is the president and CEO of Imagine Canada.
    Dec 7, 2018
  • 06:48
    Organics are big business, but you may be surprised to know that there's still a lot of confusion around regulations for organic products in this province. We find out what a new report reveals. Tia Loftsgard is the executive director of the Canada Organic Trade Association.
    Dec 7, 2018
  • 06:51
    As today marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a new report highlights the persistent challenges. Peter Jaffe is one of the lead authors. He's the Academic Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University.
    Dec 6, 2018
  • 07:24
    Many will be visiting family during the holiday season. Chatham-Kent is hoping those who've left the area for school or work, may want to come back home to stay. We hear about the municipality's Back Home For The Holidays initiative.
    Dec 6, 2018
  • 07:22
    The new NAFTA deal was signed last week, but the tariffs remain on steel and aluminium. It's prompted the federal NDP international trade critic to request a meeting the Prime Minister. Essex MP Tracey Ramsey joins us.
    Dec 5, 2018
  • 06:53
    The provincial government is giving $1.5 million to police services in Ontario to help fight human trafficking. Shelley Gilbert is the coordinator of social work services with Legal Assistance of Windsor, which collaborates with police.
    Dec 4, 2018
  • 07:06
    On this week's edition of SW Sounds, we get to know Windsor folk artist Karen Morand and her new EP, Every Flash of Light.
    Dec 3, 2018
  • 07:59
    Thanks to new federal regulations, farmers now need a prescription to obtain antibiotics for their livestock. We reached Dr. Mac Littlejohn, a veterinarian at Kirkton Vet Clinic, just outside London. He tells us what the changes mean for SW Ontario farmers.
    Dec 3, 2018
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