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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 - July 5 2022

A University of Guelph study suggests farmers are struggling with mental health stressors due to COVID and other reasons. An Ontario farmer and psychotherapist relayed what she is seeing at the ground level. Hospitals across the region are making drastic decisions to either shut down or close Emergency Room Departments. We spoke to a couple of local hospitals about how they're still dealing with COVID conditions.


Ontario Morning Podcast - July 4 2022

Collingwood's socially distanced Porchside Festival is back this year and even bigger than before. Why going to someone else's house for a show could be your hot summer ticket this month. A local flag is raising a flap. The City of Kawartha Lakes has made it to the final four in a nationwide municipal flag contest. We hear about the history, design and why it should be recognized as Canada’s best civic symbol. Hospital emergency departments are overwhelmed with patients...and it gets worse...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 30 2022

A little bit of magic is coming back to the Smith Falls Station Theater this summer. We found out how one couple is keeping the magic alive. The long weekend means more activity in cottage country. While some municipalities have been cracking down on short-term rentals with licensing, the Town of Innisfil is putting a pin in the idea. Mayor Lynn Dollin explained why the council is divided on the issue. Tomorrow in Peterborough, First Nations and newest settlers in Canadawill come together in...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 29 2022

Two years after an encampment was removed from Kingston’s Belle Park, the City will consider relocating a current encampment there at council tonight. Jurors delivered their verdict yesterday following a three-week coroner's inquest into the deaths of three Renfrew County women. 86 recommendations were made to prevent intimate partner violence A look at a few recommended reads for your long weekend from Canadian authors with stories about life and struggles in our country. Aspiring cat...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 28 2022

A physician recruiter has been appointed to help address the doctor shortage in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. We heard about the plan to attract more talent to the region over the next year. Lights, Camera, TRENTON! Did you know Trenton was once Canada's Hollywood North? That secret history comes to life on stage in Millbrook tonight. Municipal elections are this fall. You aren't just voting for a mayor and councilors. You'll also get to vote for your school board trustees. We got some...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 27 2022

The first case of monkeypox has been detected in Peterborough. The region’s medical officer of health gives us an update on how they’re managing it and how to practice caution, not panic, as the outbreak continues. We took a look at Doug Ford's new cabinet. It's got a lot of familiar faces -- with a few new ones too, including Doug's nephew! Kingston Health Sciences Center is closing their COVID field hospital this week, but is it a sign that the pandemic is nearing its end? Not quite,...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 24 2022

Want to learn more about indigenous people and culture? The village of Oxenden may have a few ideas. We heard about their knowledge-sharing afternoon planned for this weekend and how relationship building is key for them on the path to reconciliation. A new study is calling on the federal government to do more to protect Lake Ontario’s eastern waters. Hear why Nature Canada is pushing for marine conservation status and how the designation can help Canada reach its freshwater protection goals...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 21 2022

We started off National Indigenous Peoples Day with help from First Nations poet Jillian Morris. A growing number of doctors are burning out and closing their practices. In Cornwall, the city’s first and oldest walk-in clinic is shutting down after serving the community for 32 years. To address the housing crisis, a Kingston company has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to create 3D-printed homes. We heard about the process and why they say it's a better option when it comes to battling...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 20 2022

Three days of bargaining are getting underway this week between the City of Barrie and the union representing municipal workers – they recently voted in favour of a strike mandate. After a two-year hiatus, students will finally get the chance to cross the stage and reach for their diplomas –- and it won’t be virtually. Queen’s University is welcoming thousands of students this week for the first in-person convocation ceremonies since 2019. If you love pickleball you probably want to head...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 17 2022

A cougar was spotted along Highway 138 north of Cornwall this week. The area is a known-hot spot for large cat sightings, but despite numerous reports over the years, one biologist says the evidence is still inconclusive. Planning a wedding can be expensive, but what if keeping the environment in mind can make things a little cheaper? Coming up we learnt how one groom is thinking green for his wedding day. Dropping just in time for Father’s Day...a new podcast from Dad Central Ontario....


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 16 2022

The tragic death of a Lindsay boy found in the Scugog River this week is prompting calls for an alert system for children with special needs. We heard from Autism Canada about what that could look like. Two years after a homeless encampment was removed from Kingston’s Belle Park, the City will consider relocating a NEW encampment back to that same park . What could this mean for unhoused citizens? If you need a sign that things are creeping back to the new normal, wedding season is your...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 15 2022

Nogojiwanong Friendship Center in Peterborough is celebrating the first class of graduates from a new program. How loud is too loud for you when you hear a motor boat go by? One Lake Rosseau cottager says if you have to raise your voice it's already too loud. Six original one-act plays debut in Barrie this month, starting tonight. And the stage hosting them is the first-ever Simcoe County Theatre Festival.


Ontario Morning Podcast - June14 2022

The inquest into the murder of three women in Renfrew County continues this week. More on what a friend of the victim and a lawyer who’s been working on this case think needs to change. Ontario is losing farmland equivalent to about nine family farms, every week. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture wants people to know there’s something you can do about it. Warkworth artist Bruce Brown made a mug for the Queen's Jubilee, but then discovered he couldn't mail it to her... so he auctioned it...


Ontario Morning Podcast - Jun13 2022

Housing is top of mind for many Ontarians, including politicians. So, why did one mayor resign from Grey County's affordable housing task force? Peterborough Public Health is using technology to help combat the opioid overdose crisis. They've just released a new online reporting tool aimed at spreading news of toxic drug supply.


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 10 2022

Uber users in Kingston can now rest a little easier during their trip from A to B. That's because the City's bylaw to regulate ride-hailing companies and their drivers have come into effect -- now, they're under the same rules as taxis. You've heard of the Bermuda Triangle, but what do you know about Lake Ontario's Marysburgh Vortex? It's home to many lost ships and aircrafts. Now a new expedition is hoping to uncover some of the wreckage -- and mystery. We spoke with the project lead, Kenn...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 9 2022

So you want to run for municipal council? Well if you're new to politics you might want to attend the 'how to' session being held in Collingwood tonight. The Toronto Blue Jays have been on a hot streak, winning 12 of their last 15 games. Can they keep this up for the rest of the season?


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 8 2022

Before-and-after school programs are vital for parents in need of reliable childcare, but a handful have folded in Simcoe County... with four more slated to close this year. The public inquest into the murders of three Renfrew County women continues today. The focus of the inquest is on the challenges domestic violence victims face in rural areas. We heard from a lawyer attending as counsel to an organization involved in the proceeding. Rain sure can put a damper on your day if you're headed...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 7 2022

After spending six weeks hiking the Bruce Trail, one Trent University student is ready to catch up on some rest. She shared some of what she learned along the way. Anishnaabe writer and arts advocate Jesse Wente wants more people to seek out Indigenous stories, by Indigenous people.


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 6 2022

The votes are all in...but for some, the campaign is just starting -- in another election! We spoke with Senator Bernadette Clement about how Ontario's municipal election is shaping up and the barriers for anyone who wants to run in it. A year ago today four members of a family in London, Ontario, were killed in what police say was a targeted attack ... because they were muslim. Hear how one organization is pushing for change. Communities across Ontario are remembering the Afzaal family. We...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 3 2022

We heard from the former Mayor of Collingwood…now MPP for Simcoe Grey, Brian Saunderson. After months of uncertainty, we finally know who will replace controversial former MPP Randy Hillier in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. We spoke with John Jordan on how he plans to represent the riding from within the Ontario PC government. He's one of only a handful of Liberals who were elected last night and took back a riding lost to the NDP. We met the new MPP for Kingston and The Islands.. Ted Hsu The...