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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 - August 19 2022

Today's the last day to throw your hat in the ring for the upcoming municipal elections, if you've been sitting on the fence. We spoke with the Mayor of Collingwood to see what engagement looks like out there, and why more people should get involved in local government. With the nomination deadline for October's municipal elections just hours away, we heard from Peterborough city councilor Kemi Akapo about the representation she'd like to see on municipal councils, and what it will cost...


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 18, 2022

The Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy Committee released a new report on its three-year action plan for addressing opioid-related harms in the region. The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets have finally returned to Kingston this summer for in-person training, but enrollment is significantly smaller than years past. A child starts a list to deal with the adversity in her life -- that's the premise of a play by Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque.


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 17 2022

With less than a month until the new school year begins, teacher shortages are still a cause for concern. We heard how things are shaping up at the Simcoe County District School Board, and why it's not just teachers that make up key staffing shortages heading into September. Simcoe Reads will be in-person for the first time this year. We learnt how the contest brings together community, and how you'll be able to cast your vote. Hitting the road for a summer tour can be challenging, but...


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 16 2022

Over three-hundred thousand workers in this country look to Unifor for labor representation. The union was recently rocked by scandal involving the former head but now, a new leader is at the helm. Lana Payne joined us with her plans to steer Canada’s largest private sector union in this age of low unemployment and high inflation. The smooth sounds of jazz are returning to the County. For the first time since the pandemic, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival is making a full return -- and...


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 15 2022

Kingston is getting closer to finding a more permanent home for its sleeping cabin project, following council's recent approval of a public consultation session. Emergency rooms across the province are under strain, but an Eastern Ontario paramedic says we may already have a solution... one that stops people from heading to the ER in the first place. Multiple people who purchased builds in a housing development in Stayner are being told they need to pay more than what was agreed upon to get...


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 12 2022

A Kingston-based writing group will be creating poems on demand this weekend on Wolfe Island for anyone interested. We hear how you can receive a personalized piece with just a 5-minute interview. Caribanna is heading north! We Hear about a new celebration of Caribbean culture coming to Collingwood this weekend If you're still looking for that special someone, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry are hoping to be "the one."


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 11 2022

After a pandemic hiatus, the Ontario 55 Plus Summer Games kicked off in Peterborough this week. We'll Four recent shootings in the City of Peterborough will be discussed at a town hall tonight on rising violence, hosted by the local police service. A community advocate has a few ideas on how to push the conversation forward. A unique theatrical experience is hitting the streets of Kingston tonight. The Collingwood Paddling Club sent their kayakers and canoers to compete at the Ontario Summer...


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 10 2022

Pressures on the healthcare system were part of the government's speech from the throne yesterday. As hospitals face a staffing crisis, one mother says she had to take some of her daughter’s care into her own hands at the Kingston General Hospital. Prince Edward County's Janet Kellough joined us to talk about her book Wishful Seeing, and what it was like watching it come to life at 4th Line Theatre. Arts Jam Studio Sessions are a series of workshops kicking off today for 2SLGBTQ+ artists in...


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 4, 2022

If you're trying to book a seat on the Grey County Transit, book early! The new expansion pilot project saw ridership skyrocket to 240% in a few short months. It seems like everyone and their grandmother is taking a much needed trip from Owen Sound to Orangeville. Shops and storefronts run along the sidelines of a city’s downtown core, but a new Belleville play puts them center stage. Director Lisa Morris joined us to tell us more about her new play Owen Sound has a Sexual Health clinic once...


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 3 2022

First emergency rooms had to close down or limit capacity, now other hospital units are feeling the strain of staff shortages and shutting down as well. The Chief of Staff of Kingston Health Sciences Centre told us why they decided to close their urgent care unit doors, and what happened as a result. As homeless people continue to migrate outside of the cities, rural communities are finding themselves struggling to cope with their needs Today Peterborough County decides whether it needs...


Ontario Morning Podcast - August 2, 2022

Paramedics, like many health care workers have been championed as heroes during the pandemic. So why are they increasingly being victimized on the job? How does your garden grow? 2022 is the Year of the Garden and the Canadian Garden Council is celebrating Canada's garden culture. Councilors in Collingwood voted for a bump in their salary, as well as making the Mayor’s position a full time gig. We spoke with newly named Mayor Keith Hull on why this reflects the changing times in Collingwood....


Ontario Morning - July 29 2022

Some food for thought going into the weekend...Food Day Canada is tomorrow. What are you going to eat? The owner of The 100 Mile Store in Cree more joined us to talk about why we should eat local, and what's in season. Could Ontario be looking at its own version of the Fire Fest mess? Thousands of festival goers to the Ever After electronic music festival are demanding a refund after the festival was denied an event permit by the town. The Mayor of Oro-Medonte break down what’s happened and...


Ontario Morning Podcast - July 28

A new transportation survey being conducted in Northumberland County could mean better service for commuters missing their usual VIA rail service. We learnt what the new alternative travel option would look like. Going to the gym isn't just for grownups anymore. The Boys and Girls club in Kingston unveiled a new gym for kids and youth. Veterinarians are supposed to be the ones who can whisper to horses and calm nervous dogs. But they are still saying that burnout and fatigue are taking their...


Ontario Morning Podcast - July 27 2022

We've heard about the immense strain on hospitals right now. But public health units are being taxed too ... between expanded access to vaccinations, monkeypox and more. What aren't they doing - and what's at stake? In our books column today we spoke to a Queen's University grad whose recent book offers a counterpoint to the climate change news we hear all the time. Sounds like Here with Jared Hillel It may not have been quite the sort of tornado you remember from movies like the Wizard of...


Ontario Morning Podcast - July 26 2022

Indigenous People across the nation listened intently to Pope Francis as he expressed deep sorrow over Indigenous children being forced into residential schools to assimilate. A Queen's University professor shared his reaction, and reflects on what this means for reconciliation efforts. Grandparents, Barrie police stand on guard for thee. We heard about a bust in a scam local fraud investigators have been looking into, that pulls on grandparental heartstrings for money. Relations between the...


Ontario Morning Podcast - July 25 2022

As almost everything seems to cost more now, there's been a jump in the number of people accessing food banks. We spoke with Feed Ontario to get a better understanding about how this is playing out across the province Hockey Canada is facing a reckoning right now..including a reopening of a sexual assault investigation. What could this mean for the fall hockey season coming up? Summer travel plans have been impeded by delays and stress getting passports. The government promised action a...


Ontario Morning Podcast - July 22 2022

A new outreach vehicle hit the road in Kingston this week, offering health and social services to the area’s most vulnerable residents. One of the project leads explains the importance of meeting the community where they are. Hurricane straps became a topic of conversation following last year’s tornado in Barrie. One developer building in the area says they’re implementing the straps on every home in their new project… and all projects moving forward. Feel like brushing up on your math...


Ontario Morning Podcast - July 21, 2022

From dry conditions to extreme heat, it’s been a complicated growing season for Ontario farmers. A farmer updated us on how crops are faring, and what he thinks policymakers can do to help workers mitigate climate extremes Canadian painter Tom Thomson died over a century ago, but his twitter feed kept his legend alive for a decade. Today the man who wrote Tom's tweets posts for the last time...prompting a reflection on what Thomson meant, and means now, in Canadian art and culture. CBC's...


Ontario Morning Podcast - July 20 2022

A recent study from Western University suggests Ontario's small towns and rural communities need to learn cultural acceptance and racial tolerance in order to stave off their own economic and demographic decline. If you don’t have a primary care physician, you might be concerned about hearing news that some hospitals and emergency rooms are scaling back services. A family doctor told us why it’s a confusing time to access health care and what can be done about it. As much of southern Ontario...


Ontario Morning Podcast - July 18 2022

There are calls for the City of Peterborough to declare a state of emergency over homelessness, but one frontline worker says not enough resources have been exhausted to warrant one. As a seventh wave of COVID-19 begins sweeping across Canada. Ontario is expanding eligibility for a fourth dose of the vaccine. We spoke to a Southampton pharmacist about how much demand she's seeing for a fourth shot, and how she's reaching people who've delayed their third dose. What sound says summer to you?...