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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 - January 26 2022

National Security expert Christian Leuprecht joined us to talk about the cyber breach at Global Affairs Canada. Bruce the Moose: In today’s Retro Replay we heard the heartwarming story of a lonely moose seeking family who finds one among Arabian horses in Eastern Ontario. Ontario is reporting new data about attendance rates in schools, marking all absences – not just COVID-related ones. Now that Ontario isn’t reporting school COVID numbers, what’s a parent to do? Some have turned to Facebook...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 25 2022

How do you recover and grow rural Ontario after the pandemic? It's one of the big topics at today's Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference. As Canadian companies continue to make plans for workers to return to the office….many are turning to hot-desking and hoteling in the workplace. What's driving the trend towards this model for offices? Many residents of Peterborough are rallying behind their medical officer of health after anti-vax protesters arrived twice to his private...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 24 2022

Need some help getting to work? Over 100 municipalities in Ontario are receiving additional funding to operate and improve local transit. Have you noticed empty shelves at the grocery store lately? Maybe you couldn't get certain fruits or vegetables? Grocery stores are blaming the shortage on lots of things While healthcare staff numbers are strained, there is NO shortage of volunteers at clinics in Muskoka. The local health unit had to turn away people keen to help out. From the deep roots...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 21 2022

The U-S and Russia are talking in Geneva today...as Russian troops are poised at Ukraine's borders, ready to move in. Turns out switching between two different languages, protects the aging brain… and can prevent cognitive decline. A correctional centre in Penetanguishene is dealing with its fourth COVID outbreak since the start of the pandemic. It also recently took on a number of COVID-positive inmates from a North Bay facility. According to a new Canadian study....changing weather...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 20 2022

Twenty-nine of Ontario’s big city mayors convened on affordable housing yesterday. There were promises of funding, reducing red tape and even the creation of a provincial affordability task force. But what does it all mean for people on the ground, looking for homes? Do you have a child who's afraid of needles? Is it delaying their vaccination? There's a new online game that's geared to helping kids cope with that fear. You might be reluctant to go out on a day this cold…but those of us with...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 19 2022

City works departments have plenty to clean up after the big snowstorm. And some say waste pickup would be easier if residents chipped in and did their part. We checked in to see how Cornwall and Kingston are managing essential services in the wake of the big dump. Covid has had a huge impact on students and teachers across the country, and education advocates say it has exposed many of the cracks in the system. In a scene that resembled all the makings of a TV drama.....Peterborough city...


Ontario Morning Podcast - January 18 2022

Snowmageddon hit much of Ontario yesterday... Bad news for some, like commuters...but good news for outdoor enthusiasts who are ready to make the most of the massive dump of powder. We heard from one 'slider' who's excited to make some fresh tracks. Are you cutting back on certain food items because of high prices? A new study from Farm Credit Canada says the economic challenges of COVID-19 are having an impact on meat consumption. School is back .....but one student-led survey has found...


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...