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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday November 27, 2020
Rachel Ettinger, founder of Here for Her, a social enterprise focused on health education and menstrual equity advocacy would like to see governments here in Canada follow Scotland's lead and provide free access to menstrual hygiene products; Asha Tomlinson of the CBC's Marketplace previews the first episode in their series, 'Face Racism'; Peter Weltman, Ontario's Financial Accountability Officer, outlines the new report which focuses on how as much as 30% of the province's infrastructure is in poor shape; Peterborough councillor Steven Wright explains why the city is going to hire a co-ordinator for diversity, equity and inclusion; Disifectant wipes - which are being used everywhere on everything - are being blamed for clogging up vital equipment in Cornwall's sewage treatment facility. We find out more from Bill deWit from the city's Municipal Works; And it's time to start thinking about ordering those gifts online if you want them to arrive by Christmas. Spokesperson Jon Hamilton tells us what's going on at Canada Post.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday November 26, 2020
The United Nations calls it the "Shadow Pandemic". Violence against women has been a growing problem during COVID-19. We learn more from Dr. Emma Duchesne a resident in the emergency medical program at Queen's University who has been researching intimate partner violence in Kingston; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley discusses the Auditor General's report that was critical of the provincial government's handling of the pandemic; Eric Arts coordinates the Covid research team at Western University in London. He explains why vaccines aren't manufactured her in Canada and when we can expect to received a COVID vaccine when one becomes available; The Canadian Federation of Independent Business wants us to shop local on 'small business Saturday'.We ask marketing expert Bynn Winegard if she thinks the strategy will work; Our medical expert.family doctor Peter Lin explains how the effectiveness of vaccines are rated and what needs to be done before one will be available to fight the coronavirus; Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health for the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit discusses the province's guidelines for holiday get-togethers and how his region is dealing with the pandemic; Viive Tamm of Golden Rescue an organization that rescues golden retrievers tells us about their efforts to bring some dogs from Egypt to new homes here in Canada.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday November 25, 2020
The pandemic is making it harder for women and children suffering abuse to leave their homes and abusers. The situation is detailed in a new report called "Shelter Voices" by Women's Shelters Canada. We hear more from Arlene McCalla of Interval House shelter in Toronto; Stanna Luxford-Oddie is Forest Therapy Guide who says taking your dog for guided walks through the forest could change the way you spend time with your pooch; The CBC's Julie Ireton profiles Audrey Hopkinson one of many in women in the province who lost their lives to an abusive partner last year; Melanie Wills of the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab at the University of Guelph explains their plans to study so-called COVID-19 long haulers; Author and journalist Tanya Talaga talks about her new podcast series 'Seven Truths'; As more and more faith spaces such as churches, synagogues or mosques close, what happens to the community groups like Girl Guides or choirs that also use the space? Kendra Fry of the group Faith and the Common Good tells us what her study has revealed; And we meet baker-extraordinaire, Michelle Laroche.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday November 24, 2020
How to better communicate better during a crisis like COVID. Noah Zon of Springboard Policy
explains how politicians can do a better job of rolling out their pandemic policies; The finance committee in Brockville is recommending the city no longer operate the local pet cemetery. Erica Jaqielaszek, who has three dogs buried there, expresses her disappointment at the proposal; Steve Ferguson, the Mayor of Prince Edward County and Linda Sloat, owner of Curly Willow Eatery in Collingwood, talk about the challenges involved in discouraging visitors from outside their communities as infections rise in some areas; More and more people will be shopping online as Christmas approaches. So what can consumers and retailers do to keep from getting hacked? We get some advice from Claudiu Popa a privacy and cybersecurity expert; In this week's Ottawa Report, Jordan Press of the Canadian Press discusses the federal government's new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy; A new study of health care workers in Ontario reveals the anxiety, overwork, and personal risk they have faced since the pandemic began. Jim Brophy, a professor of sociology at the University of Windsor, outlines some of their findings; 'Running Wild: The Cats of Cornwall' is a documentary film on the exploding population of feral cats in the area. We find out more from the filmmaker, Aaron Hancox and Mellissa Alepins of Tiny But Mighty Cat Rescue.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday November 23, 2020
Gillian Findlay previews this season's premiere on The Fifth Estate: their investigation into what police knew - and when they knew it - as the worst mass murder in Canada's history took place earlier this year in Nova Scotia; Greg Thomson of Charity Intelligence has recommendations on how to ensure your donations do the most good; How can we expect COVID vaccines to be distributed in Ontario? Dawn Bowdish. a professor in pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster University describes what will have to be taken into account; Blue Ant Media is a company headquartered in Ontario with staff in the UK, US and Singapore. They're introducing some changes to help employees cope with the pandemic - such as an earlier start to the weekend. We find out more from Megan Atkinson, the company's vice president of human resources; Dr. Michael Green the head of the department of family medicine at Queen's University talks about the problem of getting more doctors to locate to underserviced areas; There remains a ban on most highway travel to and from the U-S, but Canadian snowbirds are getting creative in finding ways to head south this winter. Evan Rachkovsky of the Canadian Snowbirds Association tells us more; And we meet Danielle Robinson who created Just Colouring Books after realizing her own six-year old daughter didn't see kids who looked like herself in what was then available.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday November 20, 2020
Many city dwellers are heading out to live in rural Ontario. We hear from Terry Rees of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers, about how to make the dream of country living match the reality; Because of a spike up in the number of infections in Kingston - particularly at some fast food outelts - public health is recommending that all restaurant workers get tested for COVID-19. Dr Kieran Moore, The Chief Medical Officer of Health tells us more about the situation; Samanta Krisnapillai tells us about the On COVID-19 Project which is intended to communicate with young people on social media about the ever-changing pandemic rules; Yesterday the federal government passed legislation that is intended to get Canada to net zero emissions by the year 2050. We hear reaction from Anna Kanduth of the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices; Julia Brook is an Assistant Professor in Music Education at Queen's University. She tells us about her research into whether dancing and singing can improve well-being and foster creativity.