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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.


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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 - January 17 2022

How are you feeling about children returning to the classroom today? The transition is alleviating mental health concerns surrounding online school. "Inequality Kills" is a new report from Oxfam Canada. We heard about the dangers of income inequality as it grows across the world. Today is the first day of in-person learning since the holidays. But the big question seems to be: what’s changed? And how are schools any safer than they were a few weeks ago? Christmas is over and Boxing Day sales...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 14 2022

Ontario has slashed some skills for the G test in order to clear backlog, like parallel parking. It comes as a relief to drivers just getting their license. But worries others. Haydn Watters heard why. Canada will need more electricity to replace fossil fuels in order to meet its 2030 climate goals. That's according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. Hospitals are experiencing extreme staff crunches under Omicron. Many have vaccination mandates. So should we be allowing...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 13 2022

Canada's healthcare system has been in panic mode for nearly two years now. As hospitals brace for the peak of Omicron, Dr. Ann Collins tells us what healthcare workers need to break this seemingly endless cycle. For people who already have poor self-image, all the talk about New Year's resolutions could make things worse. Jamie Feusner professor at the University of Toronto talks to us about body dysmorphic disorder. Kingston has a premier medical school, but locals are feeling the area's...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 12 2022

Cold weather doesn't always mean it's safe to go out for a skate or play a game of pond hockey. Barrie Fire Chief Cory Mainprize told us how to spot thin ice. Most Ontario colleges and universities are beginning their winter semesters online. How are schools monitoring the impact of Omicron before students return? Looks like schools are headed back in-person come Monday morning. So what's changed since they shut down for winter break? One word. Five letters. It's the puzzle that's taking...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 11 2022

Ontario kids ages 5 to 11 have been slow to get their COVID-19 vaccines, but one region says they have some of the highest provincial rates of first doses among children. Kingston’s medical officer of health, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, tells us about their success. Feeling burnt out in the kitchen? Ready to throw in the tea towel? Claire Tansey shares quick and easy ideas for overcoming COVID cooking fatigue. Peterborough is rolling out fourth doses to some local seniors in long-term care and...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 10th 2022

Millions of rapid tests are being promised by the Federal government, but once they're delivered -- what to do with them? Dr Anna Banerji tells us how and when to use them. COVID-related absences are up amongst paramedics in Simcoe County. We checked in with OPSEU local 303 president Cory Schepers about the impact that’s having on local emergency services. Less than half of kids 5 to 11 in Ontario have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine -- the lowest of any age group. So why aren't...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday January 7, 2022

Most COVID rapid tests recommend swabbing the nose, but some health experts say collecting a throat sample may yield more accurate results for detecting the Omicron variant. Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, a microbiologist tells us more. Winter weather presents its challenges, like staying safe behind the wheel. Colder temperatures and snow can create potentially dangerous driving conditions. Tommy Sauve, Safety, Training and Operations Supervisor for the City of Cornwall, shared tips for navigating...


Ontario Morning Podcast Thursday January 6, 2022

Washington is set to mark the one year anniversary of the Capitol riot today, but the big question is, in a divided America who is remembering what exactly? And what's the long term legacy of the shocking event? We asked political scientist Tom Schaller of the University of Maryland. A new mental health hotline for Ontario farmers is live. We heard from farmer and psychotherapist Deborah Vanberkel about the importance of this resource and finding the right person to listen on the other end...


Ontario Morning Podcast Wednesday January 5, 2022

A recent report shows that online versus in-person learning affects children's perceptions of how much they matter. We talked to psychologist Dr. Khush Amaria about how parents can prioritize their children's mental health as they return to remote learning. Ontario students are back to the virtual classroom. What will another round of remote learning look like? We learned how one parent and teacher are navigating the change. Now that the province has limited PCR testing to certain groups, a...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday January 4, 2022

New year, new restrictions. Ontario will return to a modified Step Two of its reopening plan just after midnight, temporarily closing indoor dining and gyms. We talked to two small busisnesses about how they plan to weather the changes. Ontario is changing its pause on back to school from two days to two weeks, as students move to online learning. What does the government need to do in that time to ensure a safe return? Director of People for Education, Annie Kidder, shared her thoughts....


Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday January 3, 2022

Most students across the province were supposed to head to back to the classroom today. We talked to the chair of the Simcoe County District School Board about the delayed return to in- person learning. Maybe your gym is closed right now. Maybe you just don't want to go. Or it's possible that you just can't find the motivation to get moving on a New Year's fitness goal. We get some advice from David Kim-Mackinnon. Ontario has put a two-day pause on its back to school plans. But as COVID...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday December 30, 2021

Now that the World Junior Hockey Tournament has been cancelled because of COVID, could it be the tip of the iceberg for other sports? We talked to Greg Strong, Sports Reporter with the Canadian Press, on what he thinks. A new song by Kingston writer and poet, Steven Heighton, is encouraging us to pause and reflect as we head into the new year. We talked with him about New Year Song and his motivation for writing it. From supply chain issues to TimBeibs, there was no shortage of food news...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday December 29, 2021

Following the release of Canada's updated plan to plant two billion trees, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the program is on track to plant 30 million this year. We talked to Nature Canada about whether accelerating tree planting is the best fight against climate change. Have you had the experience of opening social media to check one quick thing, and then you go down the rabbit hole of posts for the next hour? Tech columnist Manjula Selvarajah shares three tips for...


Ontario Morning Podcast-Friday December 24, 2021

Many might say Christmas is about food and love and family and community. We talked to food journalist Aruna Antonella Handa about her great big Calabrian Christmases growing up with two parents who were foodies. An Orillia barber is retiring after 44 years of working in the community. Eric Clark shared some of his stories on his very last day of cutting hair. It can be hard for adults to stare at a screen all day and manage their time. After the holidays some parents may have to also...


Ontario Morning Podcast - December 23 2021

The holidays can be challenging if you've lost a loved one or have a sick family member. Hospice Quinte recently welcomed eleven newly-trained volunteers to help provide support. What were the top stories that changed pop culture in 2021? From #FreeBritney to Squid Game, Pop Chat host Elamin Abdelmahmoud walks us through an eventful year in TV, film, and more. Holiday cheer and Omicron fear. Health Reporter Carly Weeks of The Globe and Mail gave us her take on the Prime Minister's address...


Ontario Morning Podcast - December 222021

Ontario has launched its rapid testing blitz and already the demand for tests is soaring.The province says it's to help protect people from COVID-19 during the holidays. Will the screening tool save the season? U-S President Joe Biden says hundreds of millions of covid tests, and help for overwhelmed hospitals is on its way. Kenisha Grant walks us through the new measures to fight omicron this winter. Does the omicron surge call for a rethink of Ontario's testing strategy? We spoke with Dr....


Ontario Morning Podcast - December 21 2021

As omicron cases rise exponentially across the country...we look at the potential long term effects of the virus with Colin Furness of the University of Toronto. Financial planner Joy A. Adams talks about how to keep our financial house in order this Christmas. The COVID-19 situation in Kingston has been making headlines...from moving ICU patients out of the region to reporting the highest daily case count in the country. An event in Peterborough this morning called Darkness to Light marks...


Ontario Morning Podcast - December 20 2021

New restrictions in Ontario are here and it’s a bitter disappointment for the business community. We hear from Vice-President of Restaurants Canada, James Rilett. COVID cases are surging in Ontario. New restrictions are now in effect -- like capacity and gathering limits -- but is that enough to blunt the wave? We speak with Lauren Cipriano, Associate professor in epidemiology and biostatistics at Western University Kingston now has the highest rate of COVID-19 cases in the entire country,...


Ontario Morning Podcast - December 17 2021

The spirit of giving is alive and well in one Haliburton Highlands community. We checked in with the Minden Community Food Centre. We went to Collingwood to hear how the town embraced victims of human trafficking and gained new members of the community. Indigenous singer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson shared her thoughts, and her talents, in support of Ontario food banks. Food is not the only thing to share with those in need. Clothing is also something many Ontarians need, especially in...


Ontario Morning Podcast - December 16 2021

To cancel or not to cancel...that trip? The federal government is officially advising Canadians against non-essential travel as concerns around the omicron variant grow. Doctor Mark Cunningham-Hill lays out the risk. A Christmas Carol reimagined with Scrooge as a lumber baron, and the setting not Victorian England...but Gravenhurst. Local theatre artist Autumn Smith talks about her production. Stepped up booster shots. More rapid testing. It's all on the table as the omicron variant spreads...