Ontario Morning


Ontario Morning

Ontario Morning tells you what's happening in your world - whether it's down the road or around the globe.Get the latest national and international news on World Report and local newscasts on the half-hour.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday October 26, 2020

Lisa Anderson and an international team of researchers is looking into how social isolation and stress is leaving people vulnerable to eating disorders. She tells us about their research; John Callaghan is co-lead counsel for Ontario's long term care COVID commission. He outlines some of their preliminary recommendations in advance of their report which is expected next year; Barrie Mayor, Jeff Lehman tells us about the Barrie Health Accord, a plan to bring together five different organizations in an effort to improve health care services and to promote wellness; Get your flu shot! Dr. Gigi Osler, past president Canadian Medical Association explains how could help us to prevent a 'twindemic'; We hear from the owners of two establishments in Collingwood: Cassie MacKell the co-owner of Low Down Bar explains why they returned to takeout-only last month; Silann Kaduc the owner of Sol Kitchen tells us how they continue to serve customers both inside and on the restaurant's patio. From Risk to Monopoly. We hear from the Executive Director of the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo, Neil Randall about the great appeal of board games.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday October 23, 2020

Timea Nagy, a survivor of human trafficking, is offering an online event tonight, to educate parents, caregivers and youth on the website: Now You Know Talk Show.com; The Attorney General of Ontario, Doug Downey, defends the bill his government has put forward that would protect health care workers and long-term care homes from lawsuits; ParaMed, a home health care provider will be sponsoring candidates for an accelerated training program for personal support workers. We get reaction from Candace Rennick with CUPE Ontario who was a personal support worker in Peterborough; The CBC's Inayat Singh discusses changes the provincial government has brought to the approval process for creating new landfill sites in Ontario; Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien about the removal of bollards from some downtown streets - and what the city will be doing to support local business as the winter approaches; Sometimes we find ourselves with questions for people unlike ourselves that feel awkward, or inappropriate; A new series on CBC Television has people with disabilities answer anonymous questions to explain their personal experience .We'll hear from Melissa McKee, an Orillia woman who's featured in tonight's episode on deafness..

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday October 22, 2020

Jan Janssen,Simcoe County's Director of Child and Community Services, outlines how they will be expanding their program to accommodate those experiencing homelessness in local motels; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley talks about the provincial government's decision to attach two controversial pieces of legislation to an omnibus bill that was intended to address issues pertaining to the pandemic; Two years ago, Kingston City Council voted in favour of using a ranked ballot system. Councillor Mary Rita Holland supported the change. She offers her reaction to the province passing legislation to prevent municipalities from adopting alternatives to the 'first-past-the-post' system; We talk with editor Sarmishta Subramanian about this year's edition of 'The Best Canadian Essays'. Mia Rabson, national politics reporter for The Canadian Press discusses yesterday's confidence vote in the House of Commons; Family doctor Peter Lin explains the importance of contact tracing in controlling the spread of the coronavirus; Political scientist, Niambi Carter of Howard University in Washington, D.C., previews tonight debate between American presidential candidates; Bracebridge hockey player Zac Bell has attracted a big audience for online videos of his trick shots.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - October 21, 2020

Robert Huter the owner of the family-run Mount St Louis Moonstone ski resort in Coldwater tells us about sending a letter to politicians requesting that skiing and snowboarding be declared essential, in order to keep operations open if the province moves back into Stage 2; Joyce Obeid an assistant professor with the child health and exercise medicine program in the department of pediatrics at McMaster University talks about what we can do to help kids stay active when so many of the usual outlets for them are unavailable; How do you design and build a healthy community ? A healthy city?Mayor Jeff Lehman and project manager Patrick Feng tell us about Healthy Barrie, an initiative connecting health care with city planning; John Ashmore, editor of CAPX a politics and economics website, describes how the resurgence of the coronavirus has led to the British government to enact 'tiered' levels of restrictions to contain the spread; Our Hadyn Watters talked to restaurant and bar owners about their hopes for extending patio season into the colder weather; Stephen Cheung of the Environmental Ergonomics Lab at Brock University explains how we adapt physically and mentally to the cold; Dave Meslin of Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto offers his reaction to the provincial government's decision prohibit municipalities from adopting the alternative system of voting.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday October 20, 2020

Wendy Lee is on the waiting list for a seniors home in Prince Edward County. With rents and home prices escalating in the county she describes her struggle to find a rental since selling her own house; Our happiness columnist Jennifer Moss explains the factors that can lead people to 'stress eating'; Ashley Wallis of Environmental Defence offers her reaction to the province's changes to the blue box recycling program; 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook is premiering its new production tonight, Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales. Kim Blackwell co-writer and director of the play tells us about it; Todd Oberholtzer, a local pub owner in Cobourg, explains how he came to the decision to serve only local customers because of the threat of COVID-19; Jordan Press of the Canadian Press discusses the federal government's response to the dispute over lobster fishing in Nova Scotia; Freelance political reporter Emma Loop talks about the significance of the result of the U-S presidential election for Canada; Ernie Ogle of the Alliston & District Humane Society tells us about the unfortunate end of a wild turkey that became a regular visitor to a local plaza.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday October 19. 2020

Tahira Rehmatullah is an investor and adviser to several cannabis and hemp businesses and entrepreneurs. She talks about the lack of diversity among senior management in the industry; Michael Mesure of FLAP Canada explains why they want the building code changed to specify glass that will make birds less vulnerable; Catharine Inniss heads an organization that represents over 800 realtors in Muskoka, Haliburton, Parry Sound and Orillia. She talks about the current market; The school band has gone virtual at Orillia Secondary School. We find out more from music teachers Laura Lee Matthie and and Grade 11 student, Grace Locker; Dr. Leigh Vanderloo an exercise scientist with ParticipACTION explains what we can do to keep fit during the winter with many fitness facilities closed; Jean-Paul Soucy is PhD student in epidemiology at the University of Toronto and co-founder of the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group. He explains how the numbers we report on the infection rate from the coronavirus may not accurately reflect the situation in the province.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday October 16, 2020

The Bala Cranberry Festival is usually held the weekend after Thanksgiving- but not this year. We hear from Murray Johnston of Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery about the cancellation of the festival and the state of the industry in general; Sergeant Steven Koopman is with the Kingston Police’s community-oriented response and engagement unit. He talks about the preparations they are making for the weekend even though the homecoming celebrations for Queen's University will happening online; Freelance journalist Catherine Field updates us from Paris on the lockdowns in place because of the rise in infection from the coronavirus; Cathy Abraham of Ontario Public School Boards Association endorses the province's decision scrap a regulation that saw teachers being hired on the basis of seniority; Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health for Grey Bruce explains the rationale for their approach to enforcing mask laws; Amanda Parris ,the host of 'Exhibitionists', talks about the show as it begins its final season.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday October 15, 2020

We hear from Doug Chiasson from the Green Budget Coalition which comprises 25 leading environmental and conservation groups.They have issued their agenda for the federal government to help build a sustainable recovery, post-covid; Katerina Georgieva of CBC Windsor talks with four Ontario photographers; Our Queen's Park reporter, Mike Crawley, discusses whether or not the provincial government has moved quickly enough to reinstate greater restrictions where the case load from COVID-19 is rising; Staff Sargent Dave Goodbrand of the Barrie Police tells us about the pilot project that will have 25 officers outfitted with body cameras; Amanda Jewson, asleep specialist and owner of the company Baby's Best Sleep, talk about the effectiveness of weighted blankets; According to a new Statistics Canada report, nearly 70 per cent of Canadian military college students say they've witnessed or experienced unwanted sexualized behaviour. Kate Armstrong, the Royal Military College's first female cadet offers her reaction to the report and how she wants to see RMC respond; Family doctor Peter Lin talks about the complications in the Johnson & Johnson vaccines trial and the progress toward finding an effective vaccine for the coronavirus; Janice Skot, the head of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie explains what their role will be as they take control of Simcoe Manor in Beeton, the long-term care facility that is suffering a serious outbreak of COVID-19; Pratha Samyrajah is one half of Saty and Pratha a photography duo has produced editorials for Vogue Japan, ELLE, Sephora and Aldo. She tells us about their decision to move to Prince Edward County - and how the pandemic has been affecting their work.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday October 14, 202

Debbie Field is a Coordinator Coalition for Healthy School Food, and a member of the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University. She spoke to us about the importance of school meal programs; Santhosh Sekharan is the owner and pharmacist at Little Avenue Pharmacy in Barrie. He talks about trying to meet the demand for the flu shot; Infectious disease specialist Dr. Matthew Oughton - who is also the parent of three young kids - talks about what can do to enjoy Hallowe'en safely this year; Ted Williams was elected as chief of Chippewas of Rama First Nation during the summer. He talks about how they have been responding to the challenges presented by the pandemic; Author Peter Unwin talks about his new book 'Written in Stone'; : Professor Patricia Lakin-Thomas studies our biological clocks. She discusses a local M.P.P.'s bill to move Ontario permanently to Daylight Saving Time; Scott Perrett of Audrey’s Costume Castle & Dancewear in Kingston explains how his business in particular has been hurting during the pandemic.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday October 13, 2020

Breanne Hamilton, a teacher at Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute in Kingston describes how it is instead of teaching two semesters to be teaching quadmesters or octomesters; Are you having weird or disturbing dreams? Erica Kilius a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at the University of Toronto tells us about the research she and others are doing to assess what effect the pandemic is having on people's dreams; Orchid or dandelion? Michael Unger, author and professor at Dalhousie University outlines this way of characterizing children and how it might help in understanding their response to the uncertainly caused by the pandemic; Food blogger Alice Zhao has tips on how to use your leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner; Jordan Press of the Canadian Press looks at the federal government's strategy as we begin the second wave of the coronavirus; We meet James Fitzgerald the commissioner of Ontario's first province-wide, post-secondary-level Esports league;Pearl Killingbeck who is 82 tells us about her weekly column 'Pearl's Coronavirus Diary' that appears in the local paper.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday October 9, 2020

Dr. Amit Arya is a palliative care doctor who works in nursing homes. He offers his perspective on the recent report from the Ontario Patient Ombudsman. Drl Arya maintains that some of the recommendations from that report should already have been put in place in anticipation of a second wave of the coronavirus; What will this holiday weekend be like for those in a long-term home? We hear from Teresa Jordan of Community Living Trent Highlands which manages group homes in Peterborough , Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton; Bill Kimball is the Executive Director of Public Energy Performing Arts in Peterborough. He tells us about "The Pivot Series" that brings performances to audiences at various outdoor locations: Chef David Wolfman describes the late author Pierre Berton's famous recipe for turkey; Maddy Toker a student at Queen's University in Kingston and her mom Judy Shiner Toker talk about their Thanksgiving plans - which not include Maddy returning home for the holiday; We meet the new interim host of Fresh Air, Jason D'Souza.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday October 8, 2020

Political scientist Keneshia Grant of Howard University in Washington, D.C. offers analysis of the debate between the candidates for Vice President that was held last night; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley discusses the sometimes confusing messages we've been getting about COVID-19 from some politicians and medical authorities; Dr.Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health for Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, talks about the decision to impose hefty fines on any infected person who fails to self-isolate; Melanie Hughes of The Barrie Curling Club explains how they will be keeping some of their programs going and how they will try to keep people safe while taking part; Family doctor Peter Lin outlines the various therapies that were used to treat U-S President Trump for COVID-19; Although there's only one school-related COVID-19 case in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board more students will be required to switch from in class to remote learning. We get reaction from Karen Morrison a mother of two kids who go to the school that's been affected; We meet Tyson Foerster, a former Barrie Colts player who was picked by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday October 7, 2020

Alex Bishop, a recovering addict, describes his proposal to build and help finance a detox and treatment centre in Peterborough as the opioid crisis worsens; Jane Sinclair is the General Manager of Health and Emergency Services for Simcoe County updates us on the COVID-19 outbreak at the Simcoe Manor long-term care home; Niambi Carter, a political scientist at Howard University in Washington, D.C. previews tonight's upcoming vice-presidential debate; Lyndsay Bowen a librarian at Kawartha Lakes Public Library recommends some feel-good reads; Peter Dundas the new President of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs talks about how he would like to see some changes in the range of their responsibilities.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday October 6, 2020

On Sunday fire destroyed the barn at Ayrporte Farms near Winchester. Ian Porteous says the family lost half their milk herd. Since then the community has come forward with help. We hear from Vanessa Durand and Lee Brien about their efforts; The 'Baroness Von Sketch Show' is about to begin its fifth and final season. We hear from Carolyn Taylor, one of the stars, writers, and executive producers of the show; Anne Duffy is a psychiatrist at Queen's University. She talks about the mental health issues that students can be prone to; Our happiness columnist Jennifer Moss talks about the value of expressing gratitude as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday; Jordan Press discusses the prospects for the federal Green Party following the election of their new leader, Annamie Paul; Dr. Dominik Mertz, medical director of infection prevention and control at Hamilton Health Sciences, discusses the province's new protocols for providing tests for COVID-19; The CBC's Family Feud wants you - and your family. The show's producer Molly Middleton tells about the show - and the kind of contestants they're looking for.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday October 5, 2020

Author and CBC parenting columnist Ann Douglas talks about the stress parents are under as school resumes and life during the pandemic goes on; Anneke Smit of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor tells us about a study she was involved with that looked at how various municipalities have implemented emergency measures during the pandemic; Dr. Kieran Moore, the Chief Medical Officer for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health, offers his perspective on the province's new guidelines with respect to the coronavirus and more advice on what people can do to help keep one another safe; Erin Gregory of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum tells us how she helped to create a new 'Heritage Minute' celebrating the accomplishments of aeronautical engineer Elsie McGill; Ashleigh Tuite an infectious disease epidemiologist with University of Toronto offers her perspective on the new guidelines on COVID-19; Dawn Bowdish the Canada Research Chair in Aging, and Immunity at McMaster University outlines what was recently learned in a new study on so-called superspreaders; We meet Sawsan Mohammed a first year Queen's student who's taking part in a panel on the Black Muslim youth experience in Canada.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday October 2, 2020

The Green Party of Canada will select a new leader tomorrow. Charlie Pinkerton of ipolitics tells us about the front runners and what a direction the party might take; Parisa Mahboubi an analyst with the CD Howe Institute discusses what the current rise in the minimum wage by 25 cents an hour will mean for workers and employers; Elizabeth Bardon of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Lisa Ladouceur, a nurse practitioner who manages the COVID-19 assessment centre in Midland, tell us how they are responding to the rising demand for tests; Kingston has just created what is called an AAA intersection. It stands for All Ages and Abilities. Ian Semple of city's Department of Transportation Services explains what makes it special; Mike von Massow a food economist at the University of Guelph outlines how supply chains work and why, once again, there are shortages of some items; Daniel Lippman is the White House and Washington correspondent for Politico updates us on the news that U-S President Donald Trump and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus; We talk about fall colours with Ian Chadwick of the Muskoka Field Naturalists.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday October 1, 2020

Dr. Nathan Stall is a geriatrician at Sinai Health System in Toronto and a Research Fellow at the University of Toronto. He discusses what can be done what more can we do to protect the elderly residents and the staff at our long-term care facilities as the second wave of the pandemics surges; Our Queen's Park reporter, Mike Crawley looks at the provincial government's plan to cope with the second wave of the coronavirus; Shraddha Pai, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. is leading a group of volunteers who have been tracking the incidence of of COVID-19 among students and school closings across the country; Wellness expert Louisa Jewell has some advice on monitor our emotional well-being as winter in the time of COVID approaches; Jennifer Wight the owner of Emily Mae's Cookies & Sweets in Peterborough.She describes trying to keep her business afloat; Father Gilles Michel explains why he's felt it necessary to withdraw his kids from school over safety concerns; Family doctor Peter Lin outlines the current state of testing for COVID-19, including the new ID NOW rapid test just approved by Health Canada; Actor Cassel Miles talks to us about playing Martin Luther King Jr. 'The Meeting', which is being performed live at the Tett Centre in Kingston.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 30, 2020

Peterborough councillor Lesley Parnell explains why she thinks it is time for the city the end it state of emergency; Paul Waldman, contributing editor at American Prospect Magazine and opinion writer for the Washington Post offers his reaction to the debate last night between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden; Mary Rowe of the Canadian Urban Institute outlines their study on how cities are faring during the pandemic and what they can do to better cope; Author and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor recommends some works by aboriginal writers to mark Orange Shirt Day; Jordan Richardson manages a strip club in Barrie. He explains why he thinks some businesses such as his have been unfairly forced to close because of the pandemic; Should you let your cat graze and eat throughout the day? Perhaps not. Kate Shoveller of the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph tells us about their study.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday September 29, 2020

Political scientist Niambi Carter of Howard University joins us on the line from Washington D.C., to preview tonight's presidential debate; Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald comments on the Speech From the Throne and what the federal government and provincial governments need to do on critical issues such as reconciliation and clean water; Sean Monteith, the Director of Education for the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board updates us on the local situation; While in Barrie last week, our host Julianne Hazlewood met with Shak Edwards. She's opening a youth centre in Barrie's downtown focusing on mental health supports for young people; Alex Boutilier of the Toronto Star updates on what happening on the national political scene; Peter Sundborg of the Barrie Food Bank explains why they are requesting donations of cash for this year's Thanksgiving food drive; Epidemiologist Nitin Mohan of Western University in London discusses what may be the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic and how we should respond.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday September 28, 2020

After being shut down for months, schools are scrambling to make up for missed classroom time. But how prepared are teachers to take on this challenge? We ask Alana Butler of the Faculty of Education at Queen's University in Kingston; The number of COVID-19 infections is creeping up in Canada and that could be causing many people to feel stressed and disappointed. Psychology professor Skye Fitzpatrick of York University offers some advice on confronting those feelings and remaining hopeful; As the Shoreline Casinos prepare to reopen today, we talk with Peterborough councillor Dean Pappas about the importance of the revenue from their local operation to the city; Martha Foster is a retired teacher herself and head of the organization that represents retirees from the education community across Canada. She explains why she is unwilling to answer the call from Ontario's College of Teachers to return to work to help ease the shortage of qualified teachers because of the pandemic; Gabrielle Barkany, a spokesperson for the Ontario College of Teachers explains why they chose to call on retirees to help with the teacher shortage; Jesse Tipping, explains how he came to buy the Rosebud Motel, how it became the location for the CBC TV show 'Schitt's Creek' - and why he's selling it.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday September 25, 2020

Mourna Ballantyne of Child Care Now,looks at the prospects for the federal government carrying out its pledge from the Throne Speech to create a national public child care system; Kaitie Fraser. a reporter with CBC Windsor, brings us the story of 24-year-old Giaci Miceli who is on the autism spectrum. He's become a surprise star on Tik Tok because of the videos uploaded by his sisters; Masks can be irritating and inconvenient at times - but we should be wearing them in more situations according to Dasantila Golemi-Kotra an associate professor at York University in the biology of microbial infections; Alienor Rougeot is one of the organizers with Climate Strike Canada and a coordinator for Fridays For Future Toronto. She talks about the need to continue to press for action on climate change even in the midst of the pandemic; Tracey Dell, V-P of Operations for Shoppers Drug Mart explains how pharmacies will be helping to provide COVID-19 tests; Ryan Deska and Brian Swanton tell us how they help to rebuild the lighthouse at Lion's Head - again; Michelle Hoad of the Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario explains that a lack of qualified technologists will create a bottleneck if the province hopes to increase testing for COVID-19; We welcome Julianne Hazlewood to the host's chair at Ontario Morning.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday September 24, 2020

We ask Dr. Kwame McKenzie of the Wellesley Institute for his reaction to the federal government's plan to get through COVID as presented yesterday in the Speech From the Throne and the Prime Minister's address to the nation; Mark Richardson, automotive reporter for the Globe and Mail talks about the growing sophistication of vehicle technology which still falls short, though, of the goal of the autonomous car; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley describes the province's COVID preparedness plan for the Fall, from a draft he received; Martha Voster of the Frontenac Club Day Care in Kingston describes why she thinks we are being overcautious when caregivers are obliged to send kids home with something as routine as a runny nose; The P.M. says we're at a crossroad. Infectious disease expert Dawn Bowdish offers her opinion on what needs to be done at the federal level to get us through a new wave of COVID; Family doctor Peter Lin updates us on the search for a vaccine for the coronavirus; Ontario Morning's new host Julianne Hazlewood talks to two students on the Queen's University campus in Kingston about returning to school in the midst of the pandemic; Barbara Bell, Artistic Director of the Kingston Writers Fest, previews this year's virtual festival for us.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 23, 2020

In Peterborough on the weekend, a fire was deliberately set that destroyed an apartment building. Dean Pappas, the local councillor, talks about the efforts to help the thirty or so people who have been displaced; Danijela Puric-Mladenovic a Professor of Forestry at the University of Toronto discusses new research that shows that maple trees in many parts of the world are threatened with extinction; Colin Furness an infection control epidemiologist outlines what ,measures the provincial government should be taking to reduce the spread of the coronavirus; Jordan Press, parliamentary reporter with the Canadian Press, previews this afternoon's Speech From the Throne to Parliament; Maryann Thomas, owner of Ginger Press in Owen Sound talks about managing through COVID-19 and quarantines; Ontario Morning host Julianne Hazelwood travelled to Peterborough to talk with the Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, about coping with two major challenges: the opioid epidemic and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday September 22, 2020

Kate Robertson, a lawyer and research fellow with the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab explains her concerns about police using technology known as 'algorithmic surveillance' and 'predictive policing'; Some airlines are now offering health insurance to cover the cost of treatment if a traveler becomes infected by the coronavirus. Ryan Snider who teaches tourism management in the Faculty of Business at Humber College discusses the strategy; Dan Flanders is a pediatrician and Director of Kindercare Pediatrics. He talks about the need to give many kids the flu shot - and the logistics of trying to do so; Lindsay Wiginton is a member of Resource Movement an organization of some well-off Canadians who are advocating for a wealth and inheritance tax to help benefit the entire country;: Chris Potts of the Collingwood Minor Hockey Association talks about getting play underway during the pandemic; Live on location, our new host Julianne Hazlewood talks to Barrie newcomer Fatih Salloum. He and his family came to the city from Syria just one year ago; Kirby Redick. a teacher at Glen Orchard Public School in Port Carling, describes how she manages to teach her class in the great outdoors two to three times a day… every day.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday September 21, 2020

The president of the Ontario Medical Association, Dr. Samantha Hill discusses the shift to telemedicine driven by the pandemic and how it has proven to be surprisingly efficient and reliable; Even thought the CERB will end soon, most of the recipients will be eligible for continuing assistance. Shannon Lee Simmons, a certified financial planner, author and founder of the New School of Finance, explains; Getting kids to school on the bus continues to be a problem for some communities. We hear from Cobourg mother, Renee Mercier-Mintz and Joel Sloggett, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario; We meet the new interim host of Ontario Morning, Julianne Hazlewood; Why do wasps become such a problem this time of year? Graham Thompson, a professor of Behavioural Genetics and Sociobiology at Western University, explains.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday September 18, 2020

Heidi Yetman, past Vice President of the Canadian Teachers' Federation, tells us what teachers are experiencing now with school resuming under all the COVID-19 restrictions; Falice Chin is the senior producer of CBC Radio's 'Cost of Living' explored what our household waste tell us about the economy during the pandemic; Dr. Andrew Morris is an infectious disease specialist at Sinai Health and University Health Network in Toronto. He talks about our current testing protocols and strategy for the coronavirus and whether they'll be effective if demand for test rises this fall as anticipated; Prabhat Jha, a professor of Global Health at the University of Toronto and a scientist at St. Michael's Hospital, offers an overview of the pandemic internationally and Canada's response; Our happiness columnist Jennifer Moss discusses the kinds of stress and anxiety children and their families may be experiencing with the return to the classroom; Dr. Kieran Moore the Chief Medical Officer; Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health advocates that local colleges and Queen's University use strong measures to ensure that students respect COVID-19 safety protocols; Mark Solomon is one of the organizers of Indigenous Brew Day, a Zoom event where he'll be showcasing a beer made with wild rice.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday September 17, 2020

Many health experts say rapid test kits for COVID-19 are needed now in Canada. Dr. Anne Collins, President of the Canadian Medical Association, discusses the difference they could make in controlling the spread of COVID-19; A haze caused by wildfires in the American west has reached as far as southern Ontario. Doug Gillham a meteorologist at The Weather Network talks about the phenomenon; Grey Bruce's top doctor wrote a heartfelt open letter to fellow parents who may feel anxious about rising cases, and long lineups at testing centres. Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Barra, explains what led him to send his message;Bernadette Clement, the Mayor of Cornwall in Eastern Ontario and Abram Benedict the Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne which straddles the border talk about the continuing restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S; Family doctor Peter Lin addresses the recent rise in COVID-19 infections and what can be done to contain the spread; A teacher at Twin Lakes Secondary School in Orillia has tested positive for the coronavirus. But so far the school remains open and no other infections have been reported. We have reaction from Jodi Lloyd the Chairperson of the Simcoe County District School Board; And why has the salmonella scare from California onions been so persistent? Lawrence Goodridge, a Food Safety professor at the University of Guelph explains.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 16, 2020

James Rilett of Restaurants Canada explains how the industry needs continuing support from the government and discusses the prospects for establishments when the cold weather comes and patrons cannot be served outdoors; As realtors in Canada report a red hot market for home sales renters and people with precarious housing struggle on. Leilani Farha the U-N's former rapporteur on adequate housing offers her perspective on the situation; Barrie fashion designer Michael Kuluva will be debuting his arthritis-friendly clothing line in a virtual presentation for New York Fashion Week; Author Elizabieth McLeod and illustrator Mike Deas talk about their new book for kids commemorating Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope; Norm Ragetlie of the Rural Ontario Institute has been tracking what the virus has meant for the economies of smaller communities looking specifically at job losses and business closings; Alexandra MaCeachern describes how she finally learned to ride a bike in her '30's.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday September 15. 2020

Kathy McKay of the Ontario Apple Growers talks about the growing season and how farmers are managing with this year's harvest; A new survey shows that many parents were depressed, anxious and drinking more during the onset of the pandemic. Lead researcher Andrea Gonzalez, an associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University outlines what they learned; Peter Williams, the Community Development Coordinator with the Peterborough Police, tells about the Mobile Strategic Overdose Response Team a new pilot project they hope will help emergency personal deal with the opioid epidemic; Abishur Prakash of the Centre for Innovating the Future brings us up to date on the efforts by American companies to acquire a stake in the video streaming site, Tik Tok; Gail Fraser of the Faculty of Environment and Urban Change at York University has long studied cormorants. She explains her opposition to the provincial government's decision to allow the birds to be hunted; Jordan Press of the Canadian Press tells us what we might expect from the federal Liberal cabinet meeting in advance of the Speech from the Throne scheduled for next week; The benefits of getting back to the office. We hear from organizational effectiveness expert Christine Yip about why working from home might not be for everyone - all of the time; Chef Kavin Sherry talk about some of the fresh local produce he's favouring as the harvest begins. BILL

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday September 14, 2020

Debbie Montgomery, the president of the Unifor local that represents many bus drivers explains why so many school bus routes had to be cancelled because of a shortage of drivers; Prachi Srivastava is an associate professor in global education at Western University who has been working on the emergency education response during the pandemic. She discusses the implications of the recent uptick in cases of COVID-19 as so many kids return to school; Swab or spit? Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki a cancer surgeon at the Ottawa Hospital, tells us about a new study she lead that compares spit tests with the standard nose swab for COVID-19; Improvements to Canada's Employment Insurance program are expected be part of the federal government's fall agenda.David MacDonald an economist with the Centre for Policy Alternatives tells us what we might expect; Barrie entrepreneur Chad Ballantyne tells us how Canopy Coworking is now offering a place in the forest for people to convene.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday September 11, 2020

Ashleigh Tuite, epidemiologist and Assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana school of public health, discusses how to make sure the return to school doesn't collide with a second wave; the latest business news with Megan Read; Jason Osler on how to greet someone via email during a pandemic; Falen Johnson talks about her new role as the host of Unreserved; Kelly Grant, National Health Reporter with The Globe and Mail, talks about the stops and starts in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine; school custodians discuss the added challenges of cleaning schools during a pandemic; Annette Lymbertos, a restaurant owner in Midhurst, talks about how the already-struggling restaurant industry will survive the post-patio season; into the field with a long-time mushroom picker; Kingston author Iain Reid explains what it was like to watch Hollywood director Charlie Kaufman turn his book into a movie; Brockville's Five Mile Lighthouse is starting another lease of life. It looked like the end for the historic structure when it was destroyed by fire in 2018. Now it's back and it better. We'll hear why it was important to have the structure brought back to Coal Shoal.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday September 10, 2020

Jane Sinclair, General Manager of Health & Emergency Services at Simcoe County, talks about who will be filling in the gaps left by redeployed workers from closed County departments who are now returning to work; Queen's Park columnist Mike Crawley takes stock of the province's back to school plan, and talks about how this all shakes out politically, if schools have to shut down again; Dr. Charles Gardner, Simcoe Muskoka region’s top doctor, will tell us about the latest spike in the area, and what needs to be done to curb it; Laura Kirby-McIntosh, President of the Ontario Autism Coalition, talks about how far families are being pushed as they do their best to make sure their kids have the best chance possible, despite COVID-19; Dr. Peter Lin gives advice on what to do if your child gets sick now that school is back; What happens to music class when you can't sing, OR play flute, tuba or saxophone because you risk spreading COVID? A whole lot of creativity! We hear from music teachers on how they've adapted and crafted a safe music class in this pandemic period of schooling.

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Ontario Morning Podcast- Wednesday September 09, 2020

Cannabis lawyer Trina Fraser explains what it means as more cannabis stores are allowed to open in the province this fall, while there's still a big queue for those waiting to start selling; Canadian courts are weighing in on parental disputes over sending kids to school. CBC's Blair Sanderson takes a look at why judges are reluctant to decide on such personal matters; Debbie Douglas, Executive Director of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, explains why the Liberal government's planned Covid reconstruction plan must include racial equity and justice; Andrew Struthers, president and co-founder of Smart Safe Science, explains his company's mission to make a better, made-in-Ontario face mask; Amina El Sharif graduated high school during a pandemic. We hear her advice to Grade 9 students starting during COVID-19; As more Canadians continue to work from home, many small businesses surrounding workplaces are struggling to make ends meet. Dan Kelly from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business talks about how the future of flexible work could spell economic disaster for small businesses across the country; Kimberly Sutherland Mills, Manager of Programming and Outreach at Kingston Frontenac Public Library, gives her picks for end-of-summer reading; Charmi Patel, a Grade 12 student leader, gives advice to those entering grade 9 in this unprecedented time; An elementary school in British Columbia found a treasure map left by a student forty years ago. The CBC's Jason Osler hears your stories of discovered notes or time capsules you created as a kid.

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Ontario Morning Podcast- Tuesday, September 08, 2020

CBC Windsor's Mike Evans speaks with some parents and children about their concerns as they get ready for a new school year to begin; The Business Digest with Megan Read; For this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul looks at whether it's a good idea to buy a used rental; This is year could be a flu season like no other. Dr. Sandy Buchman, Past President of The Canadian Medical Association, talks about what some are calling the Twindemic - Flu and Covid - 19 circulating at the same time; Tech expert Spencer Callaghan talks about why he believes Canada needs to move faster to bridge its digital divide as students go back to school in this time of COVID-19; It's now a requirement to physically distance in all of Kingston’s city parks. Mayor Bryan Paterson explains the City of Kingston's new emergency order requiring physical distancing in all of the city parks; Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western University Karen Pennesi explains what's happening when we pronounce people's names incorrectly, and why it's important to get it right; The Liberal Government is behind closed doors till almost the end of the month - drafting a Throne Speech that will chart out how to "build back better" in Canada. Reporter Jordan Press talks about what to expect; Secretaries at St. Mary Catholic School in Brampton, Bradford District High in Bradford and North Trenton Public in Trenton, talk to the CBC's Haydn Watters about their hopes and fears ahead of an unpredictable year like this one; Body Ngoy talks about why he created a comic book about the history of prominent Black Canadians.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday September 4, 2020

CBC reporter visits with members of the Kettle and Stoney Point First Nation to mark the 25th anniversary of the shooting of Dudley George by a member of the O.P.P.; We meet Charlene Theodore the first Black president of Ontario Bar Association; The chairman of the Upper Canada District School Board John McAllister and Erin Blair a local representative of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario discuss their differences on the board's proposed approach to remote learning; Morna Ballantyne of Child Care Now welcomes the recent cooperation between the province and the federal government, but maintains that the country needs a national health care initiative; Dillon Browne from the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo offers suggestions on how to help with a child's anxiety about the new school year; Diane Lunan and her family run Marlin Orchards and Garden Centre at South Glengarry, just east of Cornwall. She talks about this most unusual season.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday September 3, 2020

Collingwood Mayor Brian Saunderson tells about virtually hosting an international conference called Habitat in Towns:the Collingwood World Summit in which mayors and town councillors from around the world shared best practices about sustainability through the auspices of the U-N; Our happiness columnist Jennifer Moss talked about 'Stresstember' and how to better cope with the pressure many of us feel this time of year; Crystal Wilson is a local housing advocate in Kingston. She talks about the city's decision to dismantle the improvised tent encampment in Belle Park; Maybe you don't have to play rough to win. A new study from the University of California concluded that being sociable is one of the best ways to get ahead at work. Julie McCarthy a professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto offers her reaction; Family doctor Peter Lin tells parents what their kids can expect in terms of new protocols in schools because of the pandemic; Author Eternity Martis has created a guide for students and faculty of colour to help them navigate what are often predominately white post-secondary institutions. She talks about her own experience as a Black woman on a university campus

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 2, 2020

Robert Chappell of Madison 365 a non-profit news outlet in Wisconsin. He describes the situation following President Trump's visit to Kenosha where the shooting of a Black man by local police led the subsequent killing of two men during a demonstration; Kara Brisson-Boivin of Media Smarts offers her advice to parents on how much screen time is appropriate; Camille Labchuk, a lawyer with Animal Justice an organization that advocates for animal protection, offers her criticism of the provincial government's new Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act that would further restrict protests by animal rights advocates; More than two months after reopening, beachfront businesses at Wasaga Beach are still struggling. Gil Mechaly, who operates a number of businesses, tells us about his situation; Michelle Berry, author and owner of Hunter Street Books in Peterborough tells us about some of the books she discovered this summer; Dr. Jonathan Irish outlines his report on the backlog of surgery that was created by the coronavirus outbreak; Jason Murphy, is the playwright and director of the Shipyard Kitchen Party production of 'Tom Thomson's Wake' which will be live-streamed from the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood tonight.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday September 1, 2020

Nathan Townend, a councillor for Loyalist Township wrote an opinion piece for 'The Kingstonist' explaining with the Conservative Party leader should remove local M.P. Derek Sloan from caucus for what he considers to be intolerant views; Carolyn Ferns of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care explains what parents can expect as centres may now reopen at full capacity; Rob Benzie, the Queen's Park bureau chief for the Toronto Star, discusses the teachers' unions complaints with to the Labour Regulations Board that the government's plan to reopen schools violates workplace safety laws; After a summer of racial reckoning how will anti-Black racism efforts affect schools? Sam Tecle of the University of Toronto offers his analysis of how educators can make a difference for students who are Black, Indigenous or people of colour; Jordan Press of the Canadian Press brings up to date on what's happening on the national political scene; Jeff Siegal, a civil engineer, considers some short-term solutions to improve ventilation before kids head back to the classroom; Tara Filteau of Innisfil describes why she decided to vacate her seat on the Innisfil Library Board to make room for more diversity.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday August 31, 2020

Travel writer and consultant Barry Choi talks about the efforts that airlines are making to reduce the risk from the coronavirus - and the state of the air travel industry in general; Popsilos is the name of the project where artists are commissioned to paint their own designs on farm silos. We find out more from Jennifer Laroque, the creator and director of Popsilos; Sylvia Jones, the Solicitor-General of Ontario and MPP for Dufferin-Caledon talks about the province's plans to upgrade some correctional facilities in eastern Ontario; The CBC's Haydn Watters explains how many school boards across the province will have new directors of education; Dr. Michelle Cohen, a family physician and assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University tells about a report she co-authored on the continuing wage gap between male and female doctors; Jackson Morton is the owner of a Ray Special, one of the most coveted canoe paddles in Ontario. He lost it last summer. It travelled 250 kilometres upstream to where it was found last week by Kent Jackson, a Parks Canada fire management officer in Quebec. They share their story.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday August 28, 2020

Public transit has been under severe financial pressure during the pandemic. So how can they continue to function with the falling ridership and reduced revenues? We hear from Alain Mercier of the Canadian Urban Transit Association. He's also the CEO of the transit system in Quebec City; Paul Waldman, contributing editor at American Prospect Magazine and opinion writer for The Washington Post offers his perspective on the Republican National Convention that ended last night; Krishna Burra the Director of Education for the Limestone District School Board explains some last minute changes to how classes will be conducted in the new school year; Douglas Fraser is a critical care physician and a lead researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute in London. He outlines how they have identified factors that will indicate how severely patients will respond to an infection with the coronavirus; Dr. Dirk Huyer,Ontario's chief coroner tells us about his new role coordinating the province's outbreak response; Tara Lovell from Blue Mountain Resort tells us how business rebounded over the summer; David Ashby hosts Live Action Role Play or LARP events at his property in Fenelon Falls in the Kawarthas. He describes how he hopes to create a permanent facility for players.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday August 27, 2020

Many families are still uncertain what will happen when their kids go back to school. And it could present a problem for grandparents. Does this mean their grandkids will be off limits - in order to keep the threat of COVID at bay? Nora Spinks of the Vanier Institute of the Family offers her perspective; Courtney Skye of the Yellowhead Institute raises concerns over Conservative Party leader Erin O'Toole's slogan "Take Back Canada". Has it been adopted in response to a similar term used by Canada's Indigenous community?; Dave MacNeil of Festivals & Events Ontario talks about the summer that wasn't for so many music festivals and community events and what the prospects are for their return; Kari Kramp of the Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis at Loyalist College in Belleville explains how beverage producers can make a drink that contains cannabis taste palatable; Family doctor Peter Lin discusses the first confirmed case of someone being reinfected with the coronavirus; Steve Laskowski of the Canadian Trucking Alliance says the industry is facing a shortage of drivers; Being 82 and blind is stopping Russell Mackay from walking 125 kilometers to raise money for the Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario. We talk with Russell and his daughter Crystal en route.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday August 26, 2020

Sometime last weekend, dozens of turtle nests at the Westbrook wetland were destroyed. Hundreds of eggs were illegally removed. Mabyn Armstrong of Turtles Kingston, a conservation group, is convinced it was a case egg poaching; Annie Kidder of People for Education, discusses the infusion of money from the federal government for schools and discusses if a move towards 'pod teaching' and private schools could undermine public schools; Kelly Zou is fourth-year commerce student at Queen's University. She explains why she created the Instagram post 'Stolen By Smith' where others students have recounted alleged incidents of racism and other inappropriate behaviour; Molson-Coors Canada is partnering with Hexo of Belleville to produce a number of cannabis drinks. We asked Jameson Berkow, a freelance cannabis journalist in Toronto, what reception he thinks they'll get from consumers; Kerry Clare, editor of the website 49th Shelf, recommends some reads for someone with a lot of time on their hands. Like someone going on sabbatical; Pedro Antunes,the chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada outlines their projections for Ontario's economy which they now recognize was hit harder than they had first estimated.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday August 25, 2020

Jim McCormack, the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture for Port Hope explains the options they're considering to cope with the crowds expected to come to the Ganaraska River for the annual salmon run; Ashleigh Weeden, a Phd candidate in rural studies at the University of Guelph explains why she calls shows like 'Schitt's Creek' and 'Letterkenny' love letters to rural Canada; Frosh week at colleges and universities will be very different this year because of the pandemic. Glenn Vollebregt, the president of St. Lawrence College in Kingston talks about holding events online and on Zoom; Dr. Karen Wang, a physician working with Masks4Canada, recommends what to look for when selecting a non-medical face mask; In this week's Ottawa Report, Jordan Press of the Canadian Press talks about the new Conservative Party leader, Erin O'Toole; Should even very young students being wearing masks at school? Paediatrician Anna Banerji offers her perspective; Ian Baird, the owner of Terrebleu, the largest lavender farm in Ontario tells us how demand has grown during the pandemic.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday August 24, 2020

Alanna McGinn, sleep consultant and director of goodnightsleepsite.com offers some tips on getting your kids back on a new sleep schedule for school; New research from Brock University shows that people with COVID-19 often end up lying to others about their symptoms and their physical distancing efforts. PhD student Alison O'Connor outlines what they've learned; The Mayor of Brockville offers his enthusiastic reaction to the government's investment in the 3M plant to create N95 masks for Canada; When the weather gets hot and dry, municipalities often restrict water use. A new study from a University of Waterloo researcher asks the question: Just how effective are those restrictions? Sarah Finley tells us more about her work; Erica Barootes of Enterprise Canada, a national strategic communications firm, discusses the selection of Erin O'Toole as the new leader of the Conservative Party; Deborah Scharf, an assistant professor of psychology at Lakehead University and a clinical and health psychologist, makes the case for psychologists' services being covered by OHIP.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday August 21, 2020

RBC just released a report on how declining immigration because of the pandemic will further undermine our economy. We get reaction from Christopher Worswick an ecomomist at Carleton University in Ottawa: The Guelph Family Health Study has been following about 250 families since 2014. Their latest round of data looks at how families are faring during the pandemic. We find out more from Jess Haines who one of leaders of study; The federal government has announced a one month extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit while planning changes to the Employment Insurance program so that more people will qualify once the CERB has ended. We get reaction from Sheila Block, an economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; With all of us wearing masks so much of the time, Paula Duhatschek from CBC Kitchener-Waterloo got some advice on personal mask hygene; Mary Kay McCoy is the head of Voice a support group for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families; She explains why mask-wearing will make it harder for kids who rely on lip reading and facial cues to understand what is going on in the classroom; The CBC's Haydn Watters tells us about some of the vehicle licence plates that have been turned down by the province; Dawn Laing owner of The Mustang Drive-In in Prince Edward County talks about their drive in live concerts.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday August 20, 2020

Ian Lee, of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa offers his opinion on what initiatives the Prime Minister is planning after having announced the need to make Canada more 'resilient'; Ontario Education Workers United is a grassroots coalition of education workers from across the province. Sarah Vance discusses the health risks created when substitute teachers find themselves in as many as five different schools in a week; Diane Lloyd, the chair of the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board talks about preparations for the return to school; Dr. Sandy Buchman, the President, Canadian Medical Association talks about the challenges that family doctors will face when we move into the annual cold and flu season while contending with the pandemic; Josh Maveety is the owner, operator and trainer at UFIT Kingston. He talks about finally being able to reopen his gym - and how his business has been affected by the pandemic; Family doctor Peter Lin discusses new research on how our immune systems respond to the coronavirus; Our happiness columnist Jennifer Moss talks about 'lockdown relief'. It's refers to the feeling some people have that their lives have actually improved as a result of all the changes to the way we live during COVID.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday August 19, 2020

We discuss the political implications of Chrystia Freeland's appointment to federal Minister of Finance with Lydia Miljan, a political science at the University of Windsor; Should it become widely available, the saliva-based test for COVID-19 being used by many professional sports teams could allow us to change the way we live during pandemic. We find out more from epidemiologist Colin Furness of the University of Toronto; Brent Preston is the owner of The New Farm in Creemore. He talks about the initiative by the organization Farmers for Climate Solutions to create what they call 'resilient' farms; Dropped your watch off the end dock? Call Dusty Dives. Dustyn McCready-DeBruin tells us how he's made a business out of diving for thngs that have fallen to the bottom of the lake; Nadia Danyluk of the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Library recommends some non-fiction books that have since been adapted for television or streaming online; Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, the Medical Officer of Health with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, outlines their preparations for the new school year and their call to have the province end the state of emergency.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday August 18, 2020

The Eastern Ontario Regional Network has long been calling for major improvements to internet speeds - especially in rural parts of the province. The group is asking the government for a a 1.6 billion dollar public private partnership to kick start improvements. We learn more from Jim Pine the Chief Administrative Officer for Hastings County; Kimberly Thomas of the Wolfe Island Historic Society makes the case for saving a unique old house in Marysville; Jamie McGarvey, the Mayor of Parry Sound and President of AMO, the Association of Municipalities Ontario outlines what they are hoping to achieve during their virtual conference; 'Eat your weeds!'. Port Hope author and chef Signe Langford tells us about some wild edibles that you might find as near as your lawn; What kind of person are you when it comes to your reaction to the pandemic? Shachi Kurl of the Angus Reid Institute talks about their survey following which they classified Canadians by their attitudes. Are you an infection fighter, a cynical spreader or an inconsistent? ; Parliament hill reporter, Jordan Press of the Canadian Press offers some context to the resignation of Finance Minister Bill Morneau; Dave Naylor of TSN looks at the prospects for the CFL, after they announced there will be no 2020 season; Rashmeet Kaur is a student at the University of Guelph and one of the organizers of the Connecting Generations Art Project that will connect 100 seniors with 100 kids.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday August 17, 2020

Andra Gillespie, a political scientist at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia previews the Democratic National Convention - most of which will be conducted virtually; Parents, educators, and officials have been weighing in on how to proceed with the next school year. Why aren't we talking to children - the students themselves? Sydney Chapados, a doctoral fellow in sociology at Carleton University, recently wrote about the exclusion of children from these discussions; Jim Grieve is a former school principal, director of education and assistant deputy minister with the Ontario government. He discusses the preparations that are underway for the school year; Why not move classes outside to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus? That's a suggestion that has the support of Heather Wilson of the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada; The City of Barrie is launching a pilot program today called Transit on Demand where riders can summon a bus that doesn't follow a regular route via an app.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday August 14, 2020

With evacuations underway at Red Lake and more than 500 forest fires across the province already this year, we get an overview of what's happened during this wildfire season from Josh Johnston a scientist with the Canadian Forest Service; John Mirski from the Council On Aging Frontenac Kingston tells us about their pilot project to help connect seniors with one another called "The Sunshine Calls"; How quickly can you be tested for COVID-19? How quickly can you get results? We get an overview of the available testing from Dr. Charles Gardner, the Medical Officer of Health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit; Lori Nikkel, of Second Harvest, tells about a new program that will get surplus fresh food to those in need; How successful has Canada been with contact tracing of people exposed to the coronavirus? Lauren Vogel, news editor at the Canadian Medical Association Journal offers her assessment; It is blueberry season. We check in with Brian Hugli, owner Hugli's Blueberry Ranch in Pembroke.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday August 13, 2020

The Conservative Party will soon have a new leader to replace Andrew Sheer. Rachel Emmanuel, a reporter for iPolitics brings us up to speed on the leadership race; First it was flour and toilet paper. Now it's large marshmallows that are in short supply. Food economist Mike von Massow explains demand and supply shortages; Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips revealed yesterday that because of the pandemic Ontario's budget deficit is now at a record $38.5 billion, and that province's economy is in a recession. Rob Benzie Queen's Park Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star looks at the numbers for us; Even though they weren't under any obligation to do so, the owners of Three Guys and a Stove closed down their restaurant after learning one of their patrons had COVID-19. Jeff Suddaby tells us what happened and why they chose to close temporarily; Family doctor Peter Lin explains the challenge presented by asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus; Like many others, former Deputy Minister of Education Charles Pascal is in favour of delaying the start of school if it will provide the time necessary for teachers, staff and students to be properly prepared for a safe reopening.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday August 12, 2020

Fall and colder weather will soon be here. Infectious disease epidemiologist Brenda Coleman, outlines what we can learn about controlling the spread of COVID-19 from countries in the southern hemisphere that have already coped with the pandemic during the winter months; Christa Big Canoe the director of Aboriginal Legal Services offers her reaction to a CBC News investigation that found that many of the Indigenous people who died in police custody or detention sufferered from addictiion or mental health issues; Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announces that California Sentaor Kamala Harris will be his running mate. We get reaction from political scientist Kaneesha Middlemass of Howard University; Dr. Giulio Didiodato, the Chief Research Scientist, The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, tells us about their role in large study to evaluate possible drug treatments for COVID-19; Howard Morton, A former director of the Special Investigations Unit offers his reaction to the SIU's decision to start collecting race-based data; Kimberly Sutherland Mills of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library recommends some books that have been adapted for the small screen; For years, Mike Mildon and Jackson Rowe have been looking into the case of Harold Heaven, a relative of Mildon's in Minden who went missing in 1934. Today they will be examing a site that could possibly offer a clue to his whereabouts.

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Ontario Morning - Tuesday August 11, 2020

Their weekend music festival has been a tradition in August at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing in Bath. That won't be happening this year, of course. Ivan MacKinnon explains how they are adapting to all of the challenges presented by the pandemic; Tonight, the annual Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak. Nathalie Ouellette, an astrophysicist and astronomer at the Université de Montréal tells all about it; When kids head back to the classroom, families may no longer be to able to maintain their 10-person bubbles Is it time now to reevaluate social bubbling? University of Toronto psychologist Steve Joordens offers his perspective; Austin White, a school health nurse in the Niagara area, discusses the role he and his colleagues will be have when the school year resumes and how schools may respond should someone develop COVID-19; Alex Boutilier, National politics reporter with the Toronto Star discusses how the oppostion is still pressing the Liberals on their connections to the WE charity and other government programs; Kingston just got 31-million dollars from the federal and provincial governments to develop public transit, and expand active transportation through bike lanes and pedestrian walkways. We find out more from Mayor Bryan Paterson; Director Sergio Navaretta tells us about his new movie 'The Cuban' that debuts tonight at The Sunset Drive-In in Barrie.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday August 10, 2020

How can Canada and other donors direct aid to ensure it is effective in assisting Lebanon to recover from the massive explosion near the Beirut harbour? Nader Hashemi, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver, offers his analysis; Getting ready to go back to school. We find out what's on Olivia Salvatori's mind. She's a mother and a school bus driver. We then hear from Wes Hahn is the Director of Education of the Trillium Lakelands District School Board; Annie Kidder of People for Education talks about the kind of pressures teachers will be under when the school year resumes with the continuing concern about the spread of the coronavirus; Microbiologist Jason Tetro a.k.a. 'The Germ Guy' offers some advice on wearing masks and their care; Good news for anglers: Ashley Rae talks about the resurgence of walleye.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday August 7, 2020

Laurell Ritchie, a member of the coalition Good Jobs For All, offers her opinions on what could - and should - happen when the CERB payments end next month; Our happiness columnist Jennifer Moss discusses a positive contagion. She explains the scientific benefits of smiling and kindness on ourselves and others; Evelyn Ball, the C.O.O. of Rama First Nation, outlines their concerns about a big party dubbed 'Boats and Ropes' scheduled to take place at Chief Island in Lake Couchiching; Are pigs sentient? Georgia Mason iof the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph tells us about some of the research into animal intelligence, feeling and emotion; Anna Pidgorna of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society tells us how people setting up camp outside of designated campgrounds can threaten the animal and plant life within our parks; Diane Brisebois of the Retail Council of Canada explains how they're helping businesses and their employees enforce mask wearing; Kareem Aly has been checking travel destinations around the province by RV as research for a new travel company he co-founded called 'TRYPS'.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday August 6, 2020

Brian Shelley is the Vice President of YMCA Simcoe/Muskoka which operates Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoliel Island in Georgian Bay. He’s also a former camper, councilor and director of the camp. He explains how the pandemic has forced them to close for the first time in over a century; Violaine Des Rosiers, a spokesperson for Canadian Red Cross describes in Beirut, describes conditions in the aftermath of the devastating explosion at the harbour earlier this week; Karen Cross of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce tells us how the city and local businesses are faring as the threat from the coronavirus continues; David Bedford of Athletics Canada outlines new protocols the organization has put in place to prevent inappropriate behaviour between athletes and coaches; Family doctor Peter Lin discusses what has to be considered in order to keep kids safe when they return to school; Fighting the invasive giant phragmites plants. Wetlands ecologist Janice Gilbert tells us about using the amphibious Truxor machines to destroy them in the Owen Sound area; Staying positive during the pandemic. Psychologist Laura Cavanagh offers her perspective.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday August 5, 2020

Marilyn Burns, the Vice-President of Communications & Enrollment at Trent University tells us about a special tour now being offered on its Peterborough campus. It's to help explain how the university will operate since health restrictions will still be in place when the new school year begins; U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to ban the video sharing app TikTok unless an American company runs it from the United States. Phillip Mai, a director of the Ryerson Social Media Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto, explains the controversy for us; Fay Faraday is a labour and human rights lawyer. Jenn Pfenning is a farmer from the Kitchener area who is also the chair of the National Farmers Union migrant worker subcommittee. They comment on the criticism leveled against some farmers that they are placing onerous and unreasonable restrictions on migrant workers because of the threat from COVID-19; Baby boom or bust? Nora Spinks of the Vanier Institute of the Family discusses how the uncertainty and insecurity many are facing because of the pandemic could lead to a further decline in the birth rate here in Canada;.Lyndsay Bowen from the Kawartha Lakes Public Library recommends some audio books for your road trip; Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy at University of Ottawa outlines how the COVID Alert smartphone app works and discusses it's usefulness in controlling the coronavirs; Special effects artist Rhonda Causton is used to making creations for movies. She tells us how when that work dried up because the pandemic, she started selling her creatures on line.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday August 4, 2020

Belleville council has passed a motion to have a community forum where people can also discuss police handling of situations involving mental health and addiction. Chris Malette, the councilor who introduced the motion, tells us more about the initiative; Mark Boone, a hydrogeologist with Quinte Conservation, tells us about sensors they have installed that may help to warn of a pending drought; Did some communities find themselves overrun by visitors on the long weekend? We check in with Tracie Bertrand, Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development Director of Tourism; A study in Germany found dogs trained to detect the coronavirus had a 94 percent accuracy rate picking out COVID-19; Why are dogs so good at this? We find out more from Beth Daly an associate professor of anthrozoology at The University of Windsor; Recession or recovery? How can we expect Canada's economy to perform? Economist Steve Ambler. of the Université du Québec à Montréal offers his perspective; Kristin Bianchini a post-doctoral researcher with Acadia University and Birds Canada discusses the declining birthrate among loons; Dr. Sean Wharton, a specialist in internal medicine is the lead author of a new report 'Obesity in Adults: a Clinical Practice Guideline' that attempts to redefine obesity in order to provide more effective and hopefully, permanent change.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday July 31, 2020

Tomorrow marks one hundred and eighty six years since slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire.We learn more from Rosemary Sadlier. It's back to school for young people in Ontario- elementary students will be back in class full time come September. Secondary students will alternate their days or learn online. We talk to Cathy Abraham, President of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has drastically scaled back the number of people its able to rain at its residential centre. It is now just one at a time. We meet a man who decided pandemic or not, he had to make the trek to meet his dog. The Ontario Government announced yesterday that students will be returning to school in September, with some covid caveats. The Chair of the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Diane Lloyd talks about what that means. A temporary encampment at Belle Park has to be taken down today. What's happening? Kingston city councilor Jim Neill tells us. We learn more about this week's Emmy nominations. Hutchinson House in Peterborough is offering day camp kits. We learn more from Erin Panepinto. Jim Byers gives us ideas to Explore Ontario this year.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday July 30, 2020

A rare event in Canadian politics is happening today- a sitting Prime Minister takes questions from the Commons Finance Committee. We talked to Stephanie Chouinard about what to expect when Justin Trudeau testifies. We talk about the importance of practising water safety during COVID-19. Sauble Beach's Sandfest is happening on August 8th. We learn more from Ron Howard who is the Event Coordinator for the Sauble Beach Chamber of Commerce. Big tech CEO's were grilled by US lawmakers yesterday over the power and influence they wield over the industry. Greg Ross, blue-green algae researcher, tells us about this dangerous organism and his high flying efforts trying to track it. Doctor Peter Lin talks about the rise of COVID-19 cases in young people. A new study from McMaster University investigates how Canadian cities could test their sewage water for early detection of coronavirus. Choosing your "bubble" during COVID-19 has been a dilemma and led to some family conflicts. But for 5 people in Peterborough, it was a harmonious decision. The choir members chose each other for their bubbles so they could continue to sing.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday July 29, 2020

Dan Hazell, Supervisor of Licensing and Enforcement for the City of Kingston, tells us about lawn bylaw rules. Hate and violent extremism is predicted to escalate both on and offline as COVID-19 restrictions continue and the US election looms. Laura Lambert from the Barrie Public Library tells us about Simcoe Reads. The Rural Ontario Institute has just finished training a group of youth leaders. Sarah Kiar is one of 2020's Rural Change Makers. Mike von Massow from the University of Guelph tells us about the future of restaurants and the restaurant industry which were hit hard by COVID-19.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday July 28, 2020

Charity Intelligence has come up with a list of 10 questions that they think the founders of WE Charity have not answered yet. Kate Behan of Charity Intelligence tells us more. There is no going back to normal this September. People for Education warns of the human cost of Covid-19. There has been a moratorium on evictions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. That moratorium will soon be lifted. We talked to Kenneth Hale who is the legal director at the advocacy centre for Tenants Ontario. Gypsy moths are sweeping through the province and eating their way through forests. Fraser Smith, a professional forrester and owner of F Smith Consulting, gives us his take on the infestation and the extent of the damage they're causing. A new online tool launched by the John Howard Society of Ontario will help people with a criminal record find a job. Collingwood resident Abigail Hitchens talks about the town's upcoming meeting to amend it's sign by law. Tom Hanks may be the star of the film Greyhound but it's Canadian history that is in the spotlight- thanks to the contribution of naval historian Gordon Laco in Midland.

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