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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 December 3, 2021

The pandemic puppy boom has many people more interested in everything to do with dogs, including their genetic makeup. We talked to veterinarian Dr. Janice Huntingford about dog DNA kits and whether they are worth the money. Galleries and museums across North America and Europe are filled with art and cultural artifacts that sometimes were stolen or acquired under somewhat questionable circumstances. Now there's a new reckoning going on about what to do about it. With winter weather on the...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday December 1, 2021

Recent Ontario arbitration decisions are mixed on mandatory work vaccination policies. Labour and employment lawyer Marc Rodrigue discussed. Canada has instituted a flight ban on several African nationss in an effort to stem the spread of the Omicron covid variant. Are these measures too little, too late? We talk to Epidemiologist Colin Furness. The new Indigenous Peoples Court is now up and running in Peterborough. We learn more from Steven Martin and Ryan Robertson. The arrival of omicron...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday December 2nd, 2021

Zoey Purves is one of a group of Canadians aged 12 to 18 is launching a court challenge to lower the voting age. She explains why she wants youth to vote in the next federal election; John Williams, a Midland based maple syrup producer, talks about the state of Ontario's syrup supply as Quebec releases 22 million kilograms of its reserve stock; Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley breaks down the new report from Ontario's Auditor General, including the 22 million tax dollars in COVID-19 relief...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday November 30, 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year to take a much-needed break from work responsibilities. We talked to Katharine Coons about how to prevent job burnout leading up to the holidays. With the restrictions on gathering with friends and family eased, at least for now, experts predict that we're going to enjoy our holidays with a greater sense of gratitude. Happiness columnist Jennifer Moss talked to us about the science behind why we may be more excited for the holidays than in years past....


Ontario Morning Podcast - November 29, 2021

CBC reporter Erik White joins us from Sudbury to talk about about the arrival of Starllink, the satellite-based high speed internet serviice; Erica Johnson from CBC's Go Public reports on the predicament of a women who found her self-service storage locker robbed of her cherished - and valuable - belongings; With the new Covid-19 variant Omicron being identified in South Africa, epidemiologists are once again pointing out the inequalities of global vaccine distribution. Brittany Lambert of...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday November 26, 2021

Catherine Field, a freelance journalist in Paris reports on the aftermath of the death of some 27 people who had boarded an inflatable dinghy in hopes of crossing the English Channel to the U.K.; Steven D'Souza of CBC's Marketplace reports on the threat of flooding and how many Canadians are vulnerable because of inconsistent real estate rules, a lack of of information about the risk, and the reluctance of some insurers; We hear from Kingston mother Lyn O'Callaghan has flown to Costa Rica to...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday November 25, 2021

Leah Dies from Holland Landing, just south of Barrie is one f the authors of a new book that is available online that deals with some of the hardships of infertility: "Where's Helen? Real and Raw Infertility Journeys" ; The cost of housing continues to climb out of reach for many. Could a solution to this crisis be something called a community land trust? Suzanne Martineau recently made a presentation to town council in Gravenhurst on the concept; Our Queen's Park correspondent Mike Crawley...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday November 24, 2021

Infectious disease epidemiologist Maria Sundaram discusses vaccine hesitancy among some parents now that kids under the age of 12 are eligible for the COVID vaccine; Who would have thought giving workers a raise would cause controversy? Chapman's in Grey County is giving employees who are double-vaxxed a one dollar per hour pay raise. But now the ice cream maker is the target of abuse from anti-vaxxers. Ashley Chapman tells us about the situation; Leila Sarangi is with the group Campaign...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday November 23, 2021

According to a new set of environmental audits, the Ontario government has ignored the public's right to consultation on environmentally-significant decisions. We find out more Ontario's Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk; We talk with Kim Hay an amateur astronomer from Yarker who has been honoured for her contributions to the science by having an asteroid named after her: 10062 Kim Hay; Mike Hearn, a father of two in Midland, explains why he's anxious to get them vaccinated against COVID; Fewer...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday November 22, 2021

Dr. Rob Meeder, Medical director for Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care's Family, Child and Youth Mental Health program in Midland discusses Health Canada's approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11; Sarah Kennell, National Director, Public Policy at Canadian Mental Health Association explains eco-anxiety and how recent events are prompting more fear and anxiety about the impacts of climate change; Nelson Wiseman, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday November 19, 2021

Farmer Lester Weber talks about why he and other southern Ontario farmers are sending bails of hay to Saskatchewan; Sean Holman, Wayne Crookes Professor of Environmental and Climate Journalist at the University of Victoria, looks into a new survey on how the media reports on climate change; Shari Kasman talks about her book "Rocks Don't Move and Other Questionable Facts", created from random facts from strangers she received in exchange for her old books; Asha Tomlinson breaks down a new...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday November 18, 2021

Colin Robertson, a former Canadian diplomat and vice president and fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, talks about what is on the agenda as leaders from Canada, the United States, and Mexico meet in Washington; Rob Norman, the creator of the new CBC podcast Limited Capacity, talks about all things dark and disturbing that went into his new show; Author and sustainable design professor Lloyd Alter explains how reducing consumption is the first step to shrinking your carbon...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday November 17, 2021

Lauren Tonelli of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters explains why the province is working on trapping a group of wild pigs that was sighted east of Toronto; Happiness and well-being columnist Jennifer Moss shares the warning signs of a toxic workplace and how to prevent it from affecting our mental health; Jack Veicht from the Canadian Mental Health Association's Peterborough branch talks about the vicarious trauma that many front-line and outreach workers are experiencing during...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday November 16, 2021

Government relations advisor for Children First Canada Stephanie Mitton talks about the importance of recognizing children's rights and resilience during the pandemic ahead of National Child Day; Jonnathan Marconi, President of Highland Waters Community Metis Council, explains why he persuaded cities like Belleville and Napanee to publically commemorate Riel's role in history for this Louis Riel Day; Kerry McCuaig, a fellow in early childhood policy at Ontario Institute for Studies in...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday November 15, 2021

Blue Mountains wants you. And they are offering a minimum wage of $16.50. Lesley Biffin of the resort's' human resources department tells us what they are offering prospective employees; CBC journalist Emily Brass tells us about her new podcast 'Type Taboo: Diary of a New Diabetic' that profiles her personal health crisis; Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogosh discusses the use and efficacy of COVID-19 booster shots; CBC's Go Public investigated a new scam that cost one unwitting...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday November 12, 2021

Canada's national men's soccer team has two big matches coming up - against Costa Rica and then Mexico - which will be crucial in their efforts to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar next year. Sports journalist Ed Klajman discusses their prospects; Infectious disease expert Dr. Dominik Mertz of McMaster University in Hamilton discusses the concerning rise of cases counts and mortality in Europe; The Simcoe-Muskoka Health Unit has one of the highest infection rates in the province. Charles...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday November 11, 2021

Documentary filmmaker Eric Brunt tells us about his current project 'The Last Ones Standing' where Canadians veterans of the Second World War share their stories; Author David Borys shares the little-known story of the Canadian Military's Civil Affairs Branch at the end of the Second World War which he describes in his book "Civilians At The Sharp End"; Timothy Sawa of CBC Television's the fifth estate outlines their investigation into continuing allegations of abuse at the now-closed...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday November 10, 2021

Dr. Peter Juni, the head of COVID-19 science advisory table for the province discusses the different tests for COVID-19; Maybe you should make an effort to be in bed by 10 or 11 at night. That could be an optimal time to reinforce your circadian rhythm and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. Dr. Mert Aral tells us about their research; Infection control epidemiologist Colin Furness discusses the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the province; How can you make sure your charitable...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday November 9, 2021

The pandemic forced CUSO International to stop sending volunteers into the field. Nic Moyer the organzation's CEO tells us how they're getting ready for their first deployment in twenty months; Collingwood will be honouring local veterans by lining the streets downtown with one-hundred-and-five banners. Susan Nicholson of the Collingwood BIA tells us about the effort; We get a cross-border account of what it's been like now that Canadians can cross over to the U.S. On the Canadian side we...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday November 8, 2021

The travel industry is grappling with its own impact on carbon emissions as tourism makes a comeback from pandemic restrictions. We talk about the prospects for a more sustainable recovery with Daniel Scott, a Professor on Sustainable Tourism at the University of Waterloo; Who is Indigenous? That question has become a dilemma for some Canadian universities as it appears there are faculty members who have made unsubstantiated claims about their heritage. We find out more from Janice Hill,...