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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.

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 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.




Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday July 27, 2021

Orillia is looking for a few great swimmers. Christine Wareing, the city's local aquatic and fitness supervisor talks about a province-wide shortage of lifeguards, and what the their doing to interest more young people in the job; The pandemic wasn't all screen time and takeout. New research from the University of Guelph says some of the eating habits we developed were good ones. We find out more from David Ma, a professor with their department of human health and nutritional science; After...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday July 26, 2021

The Township of McKellar, near Parry Sound, recently approved the renaming of a road that runs along Moffat Lake. The current name is considered a slur against Indigenous women. The change is coming about because of a class project at the Anishinabek Educational Institute. Joanne Morrison is the instructor who led the class project and Ashley Morrison (no relation) was one of her students; Dawn Lavell-Harvard who heads the Ontario Native Women's Association and is also the Director of the...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday July 23, 2021

Sisters Emma and Claire Wright from Lindsay are members of Canada's women's water polo team; Emma is the captain and Claire is the goalkeeper. They talk to us from Tokyo about competing together at the Olympic Games; Our happiness and well-being expert, Jennifer Moss talks about the rise in job burnout during the pandemic and how a shorter work week could boost morale without compromising productivity; Karen Born of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto helped...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday July 22, 2021

In the aftermath of the devastation caused by the tornado, Barrie city councilor Natalie Harris is advocating for changes to the Ontario Building Code to make the use of tornado straps mandatory; Peter Duck of CBC Windsor shares some stories from brides and business owners about how wedding planning changed during during successive lockdowns and reopenings; Peter Weltman, Ontario's Financial Accountability Officer discusses how the provincial government found itself with more than $10...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday July 21, 2021

Reza Rajabiun, a consultant in competition and telecom policy and a research fellow at Ryerson University discusses the provincial government's pledge to spend billions to get high speed internet to the entire province by 2025; For a picture of how the pandemic has affected; For a picture of how the pandemic is affecting life for trans and non binary people, we spoke with Carl Cruise-Baxter, a Trans Outreach Worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association for Kawartha, Haliburton and Pine...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday July 20, 2021

The Ontario Medical Association has joined the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario in advocating that all health care workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Adam Kassam president of the OMA outlines their position; Sage and Sunshine will offer elementary-school age children education on Indigenous culture and language. Ashley Wynne, who is Anishinaabe and school's founder tells us about her plans for the school; Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman updates us on the clean up efforts in the...


Ontario Morning - Monday July 19, 2021

As Canada prepares to commit to net-zero emissions, the future is unclear for oil and gas jobs. We discuss the prospects for retraining workers to support the green energy sector with John Peters at the Inter-university Research Centre on Globalization and Work in St. John's, Newfoundland; We hear about the new Akwesasne Healing Centre in Cornwall from Program Manager, Catherine Lelievre; Don't be surprised if you find yourself feeling sniffly this summer says McMaster University...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday July 16, 2021

From his Twitter page, we hear Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman discussing last night's response to the tornado that struck Barrie; Bob Barney the Founding Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at Western University in London offers his perspective on the many challenges facing the organizers, athletes and audience for the forthcoming Tokyo Games; Daria Juüdi-Hope came to Canada with her family as a refugee, got a master's degree in Public Health and is now the recipient of the...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday July 15, 2021

Malaika Collette of Peterborough is 18. She offers her perspective as young activist witnessing the environmental threats that are believed to have been brought on by climate change; Grey County Council has no plans to purchase land adjacent to the Old Durham Road Black Pioneer Cemetery. County Warden Selwyn HIcks discusses other ways they can acknowledge the region's Black heritage; Rob Benzie, the Queen's Park bureau chief for the Toronto Star explains how the Minister of Education put...


Ontario Morning - Wednesday July 14,. 2021 - Part 1

Velma Ganssini of SOS First Aid and Safety Training has timely reminders about staying safe in - and on - the water; Our Haydn Watters introduces us to two extreme athletes, one who ran the entire Bruce Trail in nine days and another who completed a bike trip of over 1100 miles in three; Ben Rabidoux of Edge Realty Analytics in Owen Sound talks about the record-setting home sales in Peterborough and across the province; Urban designer Ken Greenwood discusses how the pandemic has led us to...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday July 13, 2021

This summer, not just kids, but kids and their parents can go together to Camp Mini-Yo-We in Muskoka. The camp's director, Rich Birch explains why they needed to change their operation for this season; We meet Indigenous singer-songwriter Aysanabee, the first artist to be signed by the new Indigenous-run record label, Ishkode; Alys Denby of CAPX reports from London, England in anticipation of what's been dubbed ''Freedom Day' - July 19th - when all the pandemic restrictions will be lifted;...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday July 12, 2021

Several community organizations as well as businesses, environmental groups and members of the insurance industry have come together to form a group called Unflood Ontario. Its goal is to reduce the risk of flooding in the province. Burkhard Mausberg the program manager tells us more; We meet Olympic hopeful Ali ten Hove from Kingston who will be part of the sailing competition in Tokyo; Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough Public Health explains why their...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday July 9, 2021

The heat wave in much of Western Canada scorched many crops. Farmers described the fruit as cooking on the trees. Sylvain Charlebois of Dalhousie University discusses how extreme weather is affecting our food supply; Dr. Oluwatobi Olaiya is a first year resident at McMaster University in Hamilton. He talks about his involvement with Price of A Dream, which provides financial assistance to prospective med students; Laurie Carr, the Chief of Hiawatha First Nation south of Peterborough offers...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday July 8, 2021

We hear about global data on what impact the pandemic has had on the number of suicides. Psychiatrist and suicide prevention researcher Dr. Mark Sinyor tells us what's been learned; This week the Canadian Pediatric Society and the Mental Health Commission of Canada released new recommendations to help policy makers support families coping with many of the stresses brought on by the pandemic. We find out more from child psychiatrist Dr. Jean Clinton; A new study from the University of...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday July 7, 2021

Former diplomat, Mary Simon will be Canada's next Governor General and our first Indigenous Governor General. Charlie Pinkerton of iPolitics discusses her accomplishments and the significance of her appointment; Visitors to the Peterborough area can make the "O'de Piitaanemaan Pledge," a promise to respect the land, waterways and communities. We find out more from Tracie Bertrand from Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Deveiopment; Economist Mike Moffatt, who teaches at the Ivey School...


Ontario Morning - Tuesday July 6, 2021 - Part 2

What are the criteria for declaring that the COVID-19 vaccination program has been a success? And is Ontario achieving meeting them? Bioethicist and vaccine distribution task force member Maxwell Smith offers his perspective; Tomorrow the Assembly of First Nations will elect a new National Chief. Journalist Dan David discusses the candidates and the issues; Today, the Northern Bruce Peninsula is holding a mass vaccination clinic. Dr. Jon Thomas of the Peninsula Family Health Team tells us...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday July 6, 2021

Stephanie Bate of the Integrated Care Hub in Kingston explains how they're helping vulnerable people cope with the heat; Kay Matthews of the Ontario BIA Association outlines their plans to make heritage buildings in the province more accessible; What are the criteria for declaring that the COVID-19 vaccination program has been a success? And is Ontario achieving meeting them? Bioethicist and vaccine distribution task force member Maxwell Smith offers his perspective; Tomorrow, the Assembly...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday July 5, 2021

Erin Scuccimarri who heads the Innisfil IdeaLab and Library tells us about their preparations to reopen under the province's Step 2; The giant drum on cement mixer truck is the unlikely palette for young artists in Barrie. Vanessa Namseang, a Grade 12 student from Innisfil tells us about her winning design. Tyler Durbano from the MacLaren Art Centre tells us more about their contest; One month after the attack in London that left four members of a Muslim family dead we hear how younger...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday June 30, 2021

Brooke Morrow is a youth council coordinator with Rama First Nation. We last spoke with her on Indigenous Day. We have invited her back to share her reaction to the calls by some to cancel Canada Day in response to the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools; Carly Weeks, a health reporter with the Globe and Mail updates us on the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus; Jeff Lehman, the Mayor of Barrie tells us how they have amended the usual celebrations on Canada Day to...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday June 29, 2021

Truckers have been essential workers during the pandemic, but aren't always recognized as such. Elanor Lorden, a steel-hauler from Burlington tells us what life on the road has been like during the time of COVID; Catherine Lafleur, a climate change scientist with Natural Resources Canada outlines some of what is in their new report called 'National Issues'; Ryan Ness is the Adaptation Research Director at the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices explains how the quality of housing can...