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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 - 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...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 2 2022

Want to spice up your morning commute? Take a turtle with you. The Ontario Turtle Conservation Center in Peterborough is calling for volunteers. As the days are getting warmer we can expect some real heat over the next few days. So, what are the best ways to contend with the hottest days of the year? Today is Queen Elizabeth the Second's Platinum Jubilee..As various celebrations take place across the commonwealth we bring you tips from a local expert on how you can curate your own Jubilee of...


Ontario Morning Podcast - June 1 2022

Although they are representing smaller, low profile parties, the candidates for various minor parties are committed to the campaign. Often, running in the election is about more than winning the seat. Jared Hillel has the story The housing crisis has taken center stage in this election, as a top issue for voters. As we get ready to go to the polls tomorrow, we have what you need to know about what the parties are promising to ensure more Ontarians can access and afford a home of their own....


Ontario Morning Podcast - May 31 2022

Patients are spending dozens of hours waiting for psychiatric admission at a Midland hospital, but a new mental health care wing could help them access beds and other supports faster…if it gets approval first. Peterborough wants federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to know…the city has his back. After he was accosted by protesters at a local campaign event a few weeks ago, council discussed extending an invite for a better visit. We took you to the riding of Kingston and The Islands, where...


Ontario Morning Podcast - May 27 2022

If you're in Bracebridge this weekend, you might want to try taking a walk in THEIR shoes. Why the 7th annual walk to raise awareness about gender-based violence is opting for more inclusive language. Bruce County's Kristen Watt has been named Ontario’s top pharmacist... but she says ALL pharmacists across the province should be recognized for going above the call in recent years. We take you to the riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound where Green Party of Ontario Candidate Danielle Valiquette...


Ontario Morning Podcast - May 26

Have chainsaw, will travel. A Peterborough resident is one of many locals doing what they can to help each other after the storm. The severe weather last weekend thrust climate change into the provincial campaign spotlight. Today we took you to the riding of Barrie-Innisfil....where New Blue Party Candidate Ashlyn Steele is presenting her party's platform and how it plans to address major issues in Ontario. Dr. Lin takes a look at the situation with Monkeypox, including how concerned we...


Ontario Morning Podcast - May 25 2022

Some people still don't have the power back on in their homes after Saturday's storm. We'll hear an update on restoration efforts from Hydro One. Plus, what do the outages mean for food and water safety? Peterborough’s medical officer of health has some guidelines for avoiding illnesses and injuries. A shooting at an elementary school in Texas has killed at least 19 children and two adults, one a teacher. Political scientist Keneshia Grant joined us to talk about the legacy of Sandy Hook,...