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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 - Monday October 18, 2021

Peterborough has been ranked number one in the province when it comes to the health of local democracy. Dave Meslin, of the non-profit Unlock Democracy which conducted the study tells us more about what they learned; What's at stake at the upcoming COP26 conference on climate change? We ask Isabelle Turcotte of the Pembina Institute; The aftermath of this year's Homecoming weekend at Queen's University in Kingston led to arrests, fines and complaints. We hear from Alyth Roos , President of...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday October 15, 2021

Changes are being recommended to improve communication between coroners and grieving families in Ontario - something families and advocates say is long overdue. The CBC's Logan Turner has more from Thunder Bay; Barbara Perry, from the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa discusses the creation of the position of a new special envoy dedicated to combatting antisemitism; Hundreds of surgeries in Cornwall are being put on hold once again as rising numbers of...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday October 14, 2021

The new campus for the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre will be located in Innsifil. We find out more from Janice Skot. the President and C-E-O of RVH; The land crossing at the U.S. border will reopen for non-essential travel next month. What are the risks for people considering travelling south? Eric Arts, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Western University in London offers his opinion; Our Queen's Park reporter, Mike Crawley updates us on the news that the provincial...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday October 13, 2021

So actor William Shatner who portrayed Capt.James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek will ride with Blue Origin to the edge of space. So is this just a fad or the beginning of a new era in space flight? We ask astrophysicist Jesse Rogerson; Is Brexit to blame for the economic woes people in the U.K. are enduring? Alys Denby, an editor with CAPX, the British politics and economics website offers her perspecive; CBC reporters Stu Mills and Haydn Watters investigated why two neighbouring regions...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday October 12, 2021

Professional personal trainer Trevor Pickett talks about 'mirror' the new exercise system from Lululemon and other home workout technology; There's a new documentary about Kingston's first women's hockey club called 'The Kingston Red Barons: Born at the Right Time.' Winger Annabelle Twiddy shares her memories of playing the game; Rosa Marchitelli from CBC's Go Public unit tells us about their investigation into companies that are placing ads on online obituaries without families' knowledge...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday October 8, 2021

A release of confidential documents dubbed the Pandora Papers points to wealthy athletes, celebrities, politicians and others who are using tax havens to save millions. So far, the CBC and the Toronto Star have identified the names of at least 500 Canadian citizens or residents in the records. For more on the implications of this revelation we speak with Chuck Collins a researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.; Tracey Strnad the director of 'Apple Harvest', tells us...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday October 7, 2021

The Fresh Food Weekly food program in Barrie has had to close - founder, Leah Dyck, tells us why; Newly elected MP for Peterborough Kawartha Michelle Ferreri tells us about why Mental Health Awareness Week is important to her; Melissa Benner is Director of Communications at Community Food Centres Canada. She describes what food insecurity is looking like across the country in the wake of the pandemic; Expect price hikes in gas at the pumps and heating your house this winter - economist Ian...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday October 6, 2021

A new report has found that chronic homelessness affects 114 people in Peterborough. Matthew Barker from the Peterborough Examiner walks us through the report; For two weeks now, if you want to eat inside a restaurant or see a movie at the cinema or go the gym, the province says you have to show proof of vaccination. What has this meant for small business owners who not only enforce the rules but have to keep their employees safe? We ask Pam Patry, the Pandemic Program Lead for Workplace...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday October 5, 2021

Not surprisingly given the tragic effect of the pandemic on the residents of long term care homes, many Canadians say they want to 'age in place'. So is that feasible given the current level of government and social supports? We ask Michael Nicin of the National Institute on Ageing; New research suggests that the rural-urban divide between Conservative and Liberal voters has never been wider. Michael Johns offers his analysis. He's a visiting professor at York University; The return to the...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday October 4, 2021

There have been more than 2100 cases of COVID among staff and students since school resumed last month. Brenda Coleman from the School of Public Health at the University of Toronto tells us about a study they have been conducting in order to find out how many educators became ill; Saugeen First Nation has reached a long-awaited agreement with the Town of Saugeen Shores .The out-of-court settlement provides for the return of culturally significant land. We find out more from lawyer Cathy...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday October 1, 2021

If you've noticed that your trip to the grocery store is costing you more - you're not alone. According to a new survey from Dalhousie University, over the last year a lot of us have changed our shopping behaviour in order to spend less. Janet Music from their Agri-Food Analytics Lab tells us what they've learned; Charlsie Agro previews the CBC Marketplace investigation into the presence of toxic chemicals and heavy metals in some fast fashion apparel items; Khulud Baig of the Women's...


Ontario Morning Podcast - September 30, 2021

The CBC's Erik White reports from Sudbury on the way the members of different communities are approaching this, the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; Stephanie Cram. a Metis journalist with CBC Winnipeg previews here television documentary "We Know The Truth: Stories to Inspire Reconciliation"; Dr. Matt Follwell is the head of Oncology at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. He tells us the preparing to unveil the Downie-Wenjack Legacy Space for Indigenous patients; Joyce...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 29, 2021

A group of researchers tested opioid levels in six rivers around the province and found that long-term exposure could possibly prevent fish from laying eggs. Chris Metcalfe from the School of the Environment at Trent University tells us about their study; Nutritionist and author Julie Daniluk discusses alternatives to refined sugar in our diet; Premier Doug Ford wants to make a deal on child care with the federal government. But what will it take to get there? We ask Carolyn Ferns who's with...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday September 27, 2021

Residents and workers in long-term care homes were among the hardest hit at the outset of the pandemic. Are we now better prepared to protect them as another winter approaches? Globe and Mail health reporter Carly Weeks discusses the situation; Researchers at the University of Guelph found that 8 in 10 preschoolers taking part in their study ate too much sugar. And that could impact their food choices later in life. We find out more from David Ma of the Guelph Family Health Study; Rotary...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday September 24, 2021

The Canadian Red Cross is now offering opioid poisoning response training in addition to first aid and CPR. Shannon Scully-Pratt, an opioid harm reduction expert with the Canadian Red Cross in Barrie, tells us more about the initiatvie; What's to be done when the name of a street or a building, a statue or a sports team is culturally insensitive or offensive? The Ontario Human Rights Commission is offering to help municipalities and organizations by developing a policy statement on the...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday Septembere 23, 2021

Starting thinking now about ordering books for Christmas gifts! Sue Carter the former editor-in-chief at Quill & Quire, Canada's book-publishing magazine explains how the publishing industry has also been disrupted by supply chain problems; Poet, writer, and dancer Abena Beloved Green tells us about her contribution to this year's virtual edition of Kingston Writers Fest; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley updates us on Premier Ford's appearance at a news conference yesterday - the first...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 22, 2021

Political scientist Lori Turnbull of Dalhousie University in Halifax discusses what we might expect when Parliament resumes; Social media influencers area becoming major players in the tourism industry. We'll talk about their role in marketing for the travel industry post-pandemic with marketing expert Frederic Gonzalo; Ontario rolls out its vaccine passport program today. How does it work? And what do businesses think? The CBC's Haydn Watters got some answers for us; Ruth Matthew of Student...


Ontario Morning Podcast - September 28, 2021

Cobourg is set to unveil its new Indigenous Seven Feathers crosswalk to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We find out more from the town's Tracey Vaughan; Last summer Rochelle Byrne rode her paddleboard on Lake Ontario from Kingston to Niagara-on-the-Lake to raise awareness of plastic pollution. She tells us about her trip that is the subject of a new documentary called “Shoreline: The Paddle Against Plastic.”; Jeff Suddaby, chef and owner of 3 Guys and a Stove in...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday September 21, 2021

Michael Johns, a visiting professor at York University joins us from his home in Barrie with analysis of the voting results that gave the Liberals another minority government; Mike Schreiner the leader of the Green Party of Ontario offers his reaction to the election results which saw the Greens elect their first M.P. from Ontario; Rejean Grenier with Elections Canada for Ontario discusses the outstanding votes to be counted; mail-in ballots and the long lines at some polling stations; Tony...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday September 21, 2021

Barrie city councilor Natalie Harris talks about efforts to help people overcome the residual trauma from the tornado that hit in July; CBC producer Antonia Reed reports that before the pandemic many kids weren't getting the recommended amount of physical activity. And - no surprise perhaps - even fewer are now; John Beebe is with the Democratic Engagement Exchange at Ryerson University a non-partisan organization encouraging voter participation. He outlines the effect of the pandemic on the...