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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 - Friday September 17, 2021

Dan Tisch, CEO of Argyle Communications and an expert in political leadership communications,takes a look at what parties need to do win over voters in the final days of the election campaign; Belleville city councillor Chris Malette on why the city is inviting residents to join a citywide free-for-all yard sale; Tess Girard is the director of Prison Farm, a new documentary about Collins Bay and Joyceville Institutions in Kingston, the prison farms there — and the difference it's made in...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday September 16, 2021

Kingston Police continue to crack down on large parties in the university district. Chief Antje McNeely talks about what they're encountering and how they're responding: Tonight the City of Orillia is holding the Climate Future Virtual Open House hosted by Bob MacDonald of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks. Renee Recoskie tells us about what they're hoping to accomplish; Canada is facing an acute shortage of affordable housing. How are the federal parties promising to respond? Leilani Farha is...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 15, 2021

And now it's getting personal. With the Conservatives and Liberals head-to-head in the polls, the parties are now going negative with their messaging. Is this an effective strategy? We ask Anna Esselment at political scientist at the University of Waterloo; A student from Barrie, Andie Kaiser, who is in her first year at the University of Waterloo, talks about winning a Village Media Journalism Scholarship; Cases of COVID have been reported in over 200 schools since classes resumed. So are...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday September 14, 2021

The province is now in the fourth wave of the pandemic, And yet, even with high vaccination rates cases continue to rise. And with kids back school at school concerns are mounting. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch talks about our current situation and when we might begin to see the effects of the pandemic begin to mitigate; For more than a year and a half, the pressure has been unrelenting on doctors, nurses, and all support staff. And now anti-vaccine protesters are...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday September 13, 2021

Canada has had significant vaccine uptake; but even so the Delta variant continues to present serious challenges. So how far are we from the end of the pandemic? We hear from Globe and Mail health columnist Andre Picard; The battle to save two heritage homes in Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County was lost. Liz Driver from Save Heritage Sandbanks Homes explains why many residents wanted to see the buildings preserved; Kingston issued a new emergency order to curb parties in the...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday September 10, 2021

Political scientist Lori Turnbull from Dalhousie University in Halifax offers her analysis of last night's debate among the leaders of the major parties; Author Sydney Warner Brooman tells us about her new collection of short stories called 'The Pump' that portrays growing up queer in a small Ontario town; We have further analysis of last night's leaders debate. This from an Indigenous perspective with Dawn Lavell-Harvard of the First Peoples House of Learning at Trent University in...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 8, 2021

As global supply chains continue to be disrupted because of the pandemic, businesses and consumers alike\ are starting to wonder when the flow of goods will get back to normal. Martin Gooch, the CEO of Value Chain Management International explains why he doesn't expect that to happen any time soon; Jennifer Campbell with Heritage Services in Kingston tells us about city council's decision to make a building and funding available to the volunteer-run Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest; What's...


Ontario Morning - Tuesday September 7, 2021 - Part 1

Dr. Heather Prime is a psychologist who specializes in children and families. She talks about the value of setting routines for kids, especially as the school year resumes and how to go about establishing them; Dan McGarvey has the business digest; This week for Karchut on Cars, Paul looks at how electric vehicles have been prone to battery fires; Our happiness and well being expert Jennifer Moss talks about 'microstress' and how to respond to it.


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday September 3, 2021

Exploring the psychology of retirement - the 'third age' after childhood and middle age. Julia Spaniol, the Canada Research chair in cognitive aging at Ryerson University tells us about a study they will be conducting on the retirement years; Midland teenager Jasmine Jenkinson is a winner in the 'Your Voice Is Power' competition sponsored by Amazon, Georgia Tech and Pharell Williams. She talks about the inspiration for her entry in the song competition; Infectious control epidemiologist...


Ontario Morning Podcast - September 2, 2021

Prescott Mayor Brett Todd tells us about a public transit pilot project called the River Route with will provide bus service through Brockville, Augusta, Prescott and Edwardsburg/Cardinal; Broadcaster, author, and entrepreneur Erica Ehm tells about the acadeMY boot camp for teens that's being put on this week by the non-profit organization Inside Out; Quebec now has a vaccine passport - Ontario will have one soon. We get an overview on how they work and why they're being implemented from...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 1, 2021

Alex Ballingall, who covers federal politics for the Toronto Star outlines party positions addressing climate change; Stress, anxiety and eating disorders are just some of the mental health challenges that have been triggered or made worse for kids during the pandemic. CBC producer Antonia Reed shares what she learned from talking to parents and experts; Rural communities and their issues are seldom a priority during federal elections. Ashleigh Weeden who is studying at the School of...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday August 31, 2021

The major parties are making commitments about climate change on the campaign trail. Climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe offers her analysis of their respective positions on the issue; New data shows that overdose-related calls reached a record high in Peterborough this year. Evan Brockest from Peterborough Public Health describes how the region’s opioid crisis has worsened and the efforts to provide prevention and treatment; Calling all crossing guards. The school year is just about to begin...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday August 30, 2021

Our guest host Jelena Adzic discussed the federal election campaign with Michael Johns, Barrie resident and visiting professor at York University; The pandemic has caused many of us to feel stressed about an uncertain future. Psychotherapist Gina Miranda says being mindful can help us to manage: As parents prepare to send their kids back to school, many are asking 'are the schools safe?' Dr. Alika Fontaine, the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association outlines what he thinks is...


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 27, 2021

Earlier in the pandemic the price of lumber skyrocketed - now it's fallen so far at least one producer is cutting production. Joel Neuheimer of the Forest Products Association of Canada explains the ups and downs we've seen; Serious video game players are now turning to coaches to improve their play - just like athletes. Game developer Liana Kerzner from Holland's Landing tells us more; What are the prospects for us voting online in future federal elections? Aleksander Essex is a...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday August 26, 2021

COVID cases keep trending upward and if things stay the same Ontario's Science Table estimates cases would double in the next 20 days. So what could this mean for school reopening plans? Doctor Janine McCready is an infectious disease physician offers her perspective; Since the pandemic started many establishments managed to adapt by offering services such as take-out and open-air dining - many others did not survive. What challenges await? We ask Olivier Bourbeau of Restaurants Canada; Lori...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday August 25, 2021

This summer farmers right across the country have been struggling with drought and low crop yields.And with experts saying that these extreme conditions will only continue, the agriculture sector is racing to find solutions. We find out more about the challenges they face from John Pomeroy of the Global Water Futures Programme at the University of Saskatchewan; Our happiness columnist Jennifer Moss discusses how one can broach the very personal subject of burnout and mental health problems...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday August 24, 2021

Candace Rennick, a former personal support worker and now a member of the executive for CUPE Ontario explains how PSW's still undervalued in spite of the provincial government's decision to temporarily extend their pandemic pay raise; Psychologist Khush Amaria discusses how employers can foster a culture where workers can feel secure when they need to take time off to because of concern about their personal mental health; We get an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the small community of...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday August 23, 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics begin tomorrow. Amy Latimer. of the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at Queen's University discusses their new research into inclusion within para-sport; Why do we have recurring dreams? And what do they say about our state of mind or emotional well-being? We find out more from Jillian Roberts who teaches educational psychology at the University of Victoria; Small businesses have been hit especially hard during the pandemic.Karl Littler of the Retail...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday August 20, 2021

More than 70% per cent of doctors surveyed reported some level of burnout last year during the pandemic. Dr. Adam Kassam, the President of the Ontario Medical Association talks about the constant stress and its effects; Madeleine Tarasick of the Kingston chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan describes their efforts to provide support; Here in Ontario a third dose of the COVID vaccine is being provided for those who are most at risk of serious illness. Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, a...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday August 19, 2021

Samantha Reusch from the organization Apathy is Boring talks about the efforts to engage young voters in the federal election; Optometrists in Ontario say that the province has been under-funding eye exams for decades and will withdraw services September 1st if a new agreement is not reached. Dr. Joshua Smith, the past president of the Ontario Association of Optometrists outlines their position for us; As the Taliban retakes control of Afghanistan, humanitarian organizations say that the...