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The 905er is a news, politics and discussion podcast for the GTHA region focusing on the region outside central Toronto where 4 million people live, but where news coverage and discussion hardly exists. Presented by Roland Tanner and Joel MacLeod, long-time activists, volunteers and sometimes even wannabe-politicians, we aim to provide a lively weekly podcast featuring interviews with people in the news, round-table discussions, analysis and more. It aims to be intelligent, though-provoking, lively and entertaining.

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The 905er is a news, politics and discussion podcast for the GTHA region focusing on the region outside central Toronto where 4 million people live, but where news coverage and discussion hardly exists. Presented by Roland Tanner and Joel MacLeod, long-time activists, volunteers and sometimes even wannabe-politicians, we aim to provide a lively weekly podcast featuring interviews with people in the news, round-table discussions, analysis and more. It aims to be intelligent, though-provoking, lively and entertaining.

    905 Round-Up: Alan Kan talks about what to expect this falls Municipal Elections

    905 Round-Up: Alan Kan talks about what to expect this falls Municipal Elections

    We invited back to the podcast, fellow amateur municipal political pundit Alan Kan.  

    For those who might not remember Alan writes the #munipoli matters newsletter, focusing on the news and politics of municipalities not just here in the 905 but across the country as well.  Today we talk with him and ask him to share his take on what he predicts will be the more interesting municipal elections in the region.

    Coming off the provincial election outcome, the fall's municipal election is already starting to heat up.

    Check out Alan's newsletter here:

    https://munipolimatters.substack.com

    This episode of The 905er is brought to

    you by our sponsor:

    South River Brewing.  Listen to this episode to see how you can save money on your next order by visiting the link below:

    South River Brewing

    It takes money and time to create two podcasts a week. We love doing what we do, but please consider supporting us if you can so we can keep improving, and keep paying the bills.

    Why not buy us a coffee?

    Or you can support us by becoming a patron for a month, for six months, or forever. See https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Patreon listeners also get to hear our episodes without commercial interruptions.

    Thanks to our existing patrons! You can join them at https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Supporting the 905er with a monthly donation enables us to do this podcast, to make it better and better, and to make sure it reflects your priorities. Please consider joining our growing team.

    Nicholas Paul: sound editing.

    The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes!

    • 41 min
    Grandmother’s Voice - Indigenous Women Leading a New Type of Healing and Reconciliation

    Grandmother’s Voice - Indigenous Women Leading a New Type of Healing and Reconciliation

    At the same time as the history of the Residential Schools was exploding on the front pages of newspapers, two women in Halton were creating something new and unprecedented with the potential to do much to bring about a genuine knowledge of the truth, and a real road towards reconciliation. They are seeking to bring healing to all based on indigenous treatments for, in their words, “healing of the body, mind, soul and spirit while connecting to the land.”

    Jody Harbour and Sherry Saevil are the two co-founders of Grandmothers Voice, the first urban Indigenous Center in Halton, but also a new kind of education and wellness centre where a collective of Indigenous Women are providing programs that emphasize healing based on traditional methods, open to all. This includes a Healing/Medicine garden, a Wellness Centre and a Community garden. But as you’ll hear in our conversation with Jody and Sherry, it seems like Grandmother’s Voice has the potential to grow from its Halton origins into something of national importance.

    https://www.grandmothersvoice.com/

    This episode of The 905er is brought to

    you by our sponsor:

    South River Brewing.  Listen to this episode to see how you can save money on your next order by visiting the link below:

    South River Brewing

    It takes money and time to create two podcasts a week. We love doing what we do, but please consider supporting us if you can so we can keep improving, and keep paying the bills.

    Why not buy us a coffee?

    Or you can support us by becoming a patron for a month, for six months, or forever. See https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Patreon listeners also get to hear our episodes without commercial interruptions.

    Thanks to our existing patrons! You can join them at https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Supporting the 905er with a monthly donation enables us to do this podcast, to make it better and better, and to make sure it reflects your priorities. Please consider joining our growing team.

    Nicholas Paul: sound editing.

    The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes!

    • 42 min
    905 Round-up: Withering House Prices / Whither the Ontario Liberals after a Second Electoral Calamity

    905 Round-up: Withering House Prices / Whither the Ontario Liberals after a Second Electoral Calamity

    House Prices in the 905 are falling. Is it potentially a good thing, or potentially a disaster for home-owners, if not buyers? And the Ontario Liberals are asking themselves what they need to do to rebuild after a second disastrous election. It will come as a shock to nobody that Joel and Roland have thoughts.

    • 39 min
    Glyn Bowerman of Spacing Radio

    Glyn Bowerman of Spacing Radio

    This week we are joined by Glyn Bowerman of the Spacing Radio podcast. Spacing is something special and increasingly rare - a quarterly magazine printed on paper. But Spacing is also an important website and a highly recommended monthly podcast, hosted by Glyn. It all its formats, Spacing exists specifically to promote ideas and discussion relating to urbanism in Canada’s cities. Although it looks especially at urban issues in Canada’s big cities - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Edmonton - it also explores the subjects which are very familiar to everybody in the 905 region.

    Check out Spacing at https://spacing.ca/ and make sure you subscribe to the Spacing Radio podcast wherever you get your podcast episodes.

    This episode of The 905er is brought to you by our sponsor:

    South River Brewing.  Listen to this episode to see how you can save money on your next order by visiting the link below:

    South River Brewing

    It takes money and time to create two podcasts a week. We love doing what we do, but please consider supporting us if you can so we can keep improving, and keep paying the bills.

    Why not buy us a coffee?

    Or you can support us by becoming a patron for a month, for six months, or forever. See https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Patreon listeners also get to hear our episodes without commercial interruptions.

    Thanks to our existing patrons! You can join them at https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Supporting the 905er with a monthly donation enables us to do this podcast, to make it better and better, and to make sure it reflects your priorities. Please consider joining our growing team.

    Nicholas Paul: sound editing.

    The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes!

    • 44 min
    The 905 Round-Up: Mayoral Rumours and Hamilton Social Media Hijinx

    The 905 Round-Up: Mayoral Rumours and Hamilton Social Media Hijinx

    As one Ontario election ends, it appears that immediately we look at the upcoming municipal election in the fall.

    More specifically the rumours surrounding former Ontario NDP Leader, Andrea Horwath.  For a little while now, the rumour mill has been circulating that Ms. Horwath is possibly looking to throw her hat in the ring for Hamilton Mayor this fall.  What are her chances of winning?  Should she run?  More importantly, should the people of Hamilton reward another politician shopping around for elected offices?

    After the break, we look at social media shenanigans on the part of Larry DiIanni, who has no problem identifying male councillors by name and yet can't seem to remember the names of Maureen Wilson and Narinder Nann.  Should we take such disrespect at face value as a slip of the fingers on Twitter?  Or should we call out sexist behaviour as we see it?

    Lastly, yet another update on the ongoing saga at Burlington City Hall.  Councillor Shawna Stolte seems to be getting what she asked for.  The city is reviewing their procedures for in-camera sessions.  So why the need to drag her name through the mud in the first place?

    Joel and Roland dive into all of this on this episode of the Round-Up!

    This episode of The 905er is brought to you by our sponsor:

    South River Brewing.  Listen to this episode to see how you can save money on your next order by visiting the link below:

    South River Brewing

    It takes money and time to create two podcasts a week. We love doing what we do, but please consider supporting us if you can so we can keep improving, and keep paying the bills.

    Why not buy us a coffee?

    Or you can support us by becoming a patron for a month, for six months, or forever. See https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Patreon listeners also get to hear our episodes without commercial interruptions.

    Thanks to our existing patrons! You can join them at https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Supporting the 905er with a monthly donation enables us to do this podcast, to make it better and better, and to make sure it reflects your priorities. Please consider joining our growing team.

    Nicholas Paul: sound editing.

    The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes!

    • 37 min
    Myles Rusak Jams withThe 905er about the Sound of Music Festival

    Myles Rusak Jams withThe 905er about the Sound of Music Festival

    It's time to look forward to summer again.

    One of the largest music festivals in Canada happens right here in the 905.  This year bands like Finger Eleven, The Trews and The Tea Party are playing to crowds of hundreds of thousands on Father's Day weekend in downtown Burlington.  And most important, it's free.  Yes, that's right free!

    The previous two years have been challenging for artists and live music fans due to the pandemic restrictions.  However, as we start to put that behind us, it's time to get back to enjoying the things we love.  To give us some insight into the challenges of coming back from a global pandemic stronger than ever, and to show us what to expect at this year's festival, we asked Myles Rusak the Executive Director of the Burlington Sound of Music Festival to join us.

    Myles is clearly a music fan, and if you're one too, you're going to want to listen to this episode.  

    Festival webpage: https://www.soundofmusic.ca

    This episode of The 905er is brought to you by our sponsor:

    South River Brewing.  Listen to this episode to see how you can save money on your next order by visiting the link below:

    South River Brewing

    It takes money and time to create two podcasts a week. We love doing what we do, but please consider supporting us if you can so we can keep improving, and keep paying the bills.

    Why not buy us a coffee?

    Or you can support us by becoming a patron for a month, for six months, or forever. See https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Patreon listeners also get to hear our episodes without commercial interruptions.

    Thanks to our existing patrons! You can join them at https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Supporting the 905er with a monthly donation enables us to do this podcast, to make it better and better, and to make sure it reflects your priorities. Please consider joining our growing team.

    Nicholas Paul: sound editing.

    The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes!

     

     

     

     

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