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The 519 Podcast brings you the news, events, people, and entertainment that you want to hear about, from a 519 perspective. Learn about local heroes, culture, stories, and places in Southern Ontario, Canada.

The 519 Podcast brings you the news, events, people, and entertainment that you want to hear about, from a 519 perspective. Learn about local heroes, culture, stories, and places in Southern Ontario, Canada.

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London, Ontario

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The 519 Podcast brings you the news, events, people, and entertainment that you want to hear about, from a 519 perspective. Learn about local heroes, culture, stories, and places in Southern Ontario, Canada.

Language:

English

Contact:

5196798680


Episodes

Animal Hoarding: how it happens and what we can do

5/12/2022
A recent story out of Norfolk County told of a woman who was charged with animal cruelty after investigators found 27 dogs, 5 cats, 3 horses, two donkeys, 1 pig, and 1 guinea pig at her home The story was startling and, for some, likely conjured up images of a real life Cruella DeVille. But when you take a closer look at stories like these - ones that involve what we often call ‘animal hoarding’ - it’s not hard to wonder how this can happen. Who in their right mind would fill their home...

Duration:00:18:01

The Donnellys: Vigilante Justice or Violent Anarchy, part 2

4/28/2022
They’re perhaps the 519’s most famous, or infamous, family. Whether it’s from books, movies, TV or elsewhere, just about everyone in the area knows something about the Black Donnellys. On this two part series, the 519 Podcast examines their story, including how the massacre of the Lucan area family happened and whether this was 'Vigilante Justice or Violent Anarchy.'

Duration:00:15:21

The Donnellys: Vigilante Justice or Violent Anarchy, part 1

4/28/2022
They’re perhaps the 519’s most famous, or infamous, family. Whether it’s from books, movies, TV or elsewhere, just about everyone in the area knows something about the Black Donnellys. On this two part series, the 519 Podcast examines their story, including how the massacre of the Lucan area family happened and whether this was 'Vigilante Justice or Violent Anarchy.'

Duration:00:15:07

Afternoon news for Tuesday, April 26, 2022

4/26/2022

Duration:00:01:43

Phones, Crypto, and Romances: The New Era of Scams

4/14/2022
During the last two years, there have been two things that Canadians could count on: the next wave of COVID-19, and being potential targets of scammers and fraudsters. The calls and texts can come once a day, maybe twice, or they could be scattered across weeks. But they always come. Fraudulent phone calls are out of control, and it’s no surprise that they’ve been costing Canadian’s millions of dollars. And while the phone call scams have been growing, so has the creativity of the...

Duration:00:18:20

The Bizarre Kidnapping of John Labatt

3/31/2022
Most Canadians know the name Labatt. The name immediately brings up images of brown bottles of cold beer. But there are also a lot of Canadians who are unaware that the one-time head of Labatt Breweries was once the victim of what was then the most famous kidnapping in Canadian history. On this episode of The 519 Podcast, we look at the 1934 kidnapping near Sarnia of John Sackville Labatt, the 53-year-old grandson of the brewing empire's founder.

Duration:00:19:13

Red Ryan vs. Sarnia Police

3/17/2022
Red Ryan was one of the most notorious criminals in Canadian history. He escaped from jail, got out of fight in the first World War and tricked the government into believing he had found religion - only to return to a life of crime each time. Ryan was eventually killed while robbing a liquor store in Sarnia in 1936. In that same incident, Constable Jack Lewis, a Sarnia Police Officer, was also killed. This week, the 519 Podcast tells their story.

Duration:00:22:17

The Windsor Blockade: fight for freedom or misguided mischief?

3/3/2022
There's a certain irony in a group of people protesting, among other things, a border policy they claim disrupts the supply chain when their protest actually did disrupt the supply chain and likely caused more problems for our economy than any sort of border crossing rule vaccine rule ever has. For seven days, the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor was essentially shut down, causing massive economic repercussions on both sides of the Detroit River. Some protesters claimed it was because of...

Duration:00:17:47

The Ingersoll landfill: how a community fought back, and won

2/17/2022
In 2012, a company from the Niagara region called Walker Industries put forward a proposal for a landfill just outside of the town of Ingersoll. It was to be located in an old limestone quarry and would take in garbage from around southern Ontario, much of it from the GTA. It would be Ontario’s 5th largest landfill and would take in 17 million tonnes of garbage in its proposed 20 year lifespan. But for many in the region, the landfill would be perilously and alarmingly close to the Thames...

Duration:00:21:29

Josiah Henson: Finding Freedom

2/3/2022
When it comes to the history of this part of Ontario, there are so many incredibly interesting and compelling stories. There's the Donnelly massacre, the Amherstburg Rebellion, and the Victoria steamboat disaster. But some of the most interesting stories are the ones that don't get told very often. These stories often involve Black Canadians and Black people who came from the U.S. to escape slavery. There was a time when Ontario was seen as a safe haven for escaped slaves, and a place...

Duration:00:31:36

Murder for Hire: the killing of Hanna Buxbaum, part 2

1/20/2022
In this second part of a two-part series on the murder of Hanna Buxbaum, we hear about the trial of Helmuth Buxbaum and the series of errors that made it easier for investigators to discover that he was the person who orchestrated the murder.

Duration:00:26:05

Murder for Hire: the killing of Hanna Buxbaum, part 1

1/20/2022
To the outside world, it seemed Helmuth Buxbaum had it all. He had a loving and supportive wife, six children, and a nursing home business that had made him a millionaire. But behind the curtain, it was a much different story. In the 1980s, Helmuth was leading a double life. One was that of a successful businessman, church-goer, and philanthropist. The other was that a cocaine abusing patron of prostitutes and strip clubs. As you’ll hear in this two-part episode of The 519 Podcast, that...

Duration:00:34:26

COVID Burnout: Our healthcare worker crisis

1/6/2022
It was a little over a year ago when the first COVID-19 vaccines started going into arms in Canada. At the time, many though that it marked the beginning of the end of the pandemic. It hasn't quite worked out that way. With the rise of the Omicron variant, in some ways it feels like we're back to square one. We're back to closed gyms and theatres, and kids learning from home instead of being in the classroom. As we get closer to the two year mark of the pandemic, there's no question, this...

Duration:00:21:35

Keeping our highways moving

12/22/2021
It's something that just about everyone in our region has experience with. Driving in slippery, snowy, or whiteout conditions. It’s one of the most stressful things about living in this country. But what happens when you slide off that highway into the ditch? Or if a truck does? Highway 401 is one of the busiest highways in North America. Our 400 series highways host over 400,000 drivers per day. Keeping them moving - especially when the weather gets bad - isn’t easy. On this episode of...

Duration:00:24:44

Windsor Style Pizza, Ontario‘s Best Kept Secret

12/9/2021
It’s among the favourite types of food for both kids and adults alike, and we all have our favourite toppings. Pizza. That food that tastes as good at lunch as it does at 2 a.m. after a night out. We all know there different types of pizza associated with different cities. There's New York Style Pizza and Chicago Deep Dish. But what about the pizza styles that rarely get talked about? These are the ones that tend to be known by few more than the locals. On this episode of the 519...

Duration:00:20:03

Executed in Sarnia

11/25/2021
It’s been a long time since anyone was put to death for committing a crime in Canada. Capital punishment was officially abolished here in 1976, although it had been effectively abolished by a series of commutations and moritoriums dating back to 1963. The last executions in the Canadian justice system happened in 1962. But there was a time when capital punishment was a reality in this country. Most of those who met the hangman’s noose were men, but there were some women who were handed...

Duration:00:23:54

The Farmerettes

11/11/2021
Every year in Canada, we take time on Remembrance Day to remember and honour those who went overseas and sacrificed for our country and the freedoms we enjoy today. But what about the people whose contributions to the war effort involved work on this side of the ocean. These people never wore military uniforms, never held rifles in their hands, and never stormed the beaches of Normandy. But they made sure that the soldiers who did, and the rest of the country, had food to eat. They were...

Duration:00:25:47

Blair & RV‘s PrimeTime Podcast - Doug Ford, Rick Doyle, London Loves Pickles

11/5/2021
TFIF & Daylight Savings Time Weekend! Ontario Premier Doug Ford joined #BlairandRV this morning to talk about London's Nestle plant expansion and what we need to do to ensure restrictions will be lifted in March. London Knights broadcast legend, Rick “The Gretzky Killer” Doyle dropped by the studio to talk about the London Knights new CHL top 10 ranking and according to UberEats...London loves the pickle!

Duration:00:15:06

Hallowe‘en: more treat than trick

10/28/2021
For as long as you remember, you've probably heard warnings to parents, telling them to check their kids Halloween candy for drugs, razor blades, or other objects. Maybe you, yourself have gone through the bag before your kids. But, what are the odds of somebody actually putting a razor blade or poison into Halloween candy? Is this something that actually happens? Or is it just a myth? On this episode of the 519 Podcast, we examine whether Halloween is more trick than treat. We speak with...

Duration:00:26:41

The Bandidos Massacre

10/14/2021
Before the spring of 2006, most people in Canada had never heard of Shedden, Ontario. That all changed in April of that year, when the bodies of eight bikers were found in vehicles on a rural road near the town. On this episode of The 519 Podcast, we look at the Bandidos Massacre.

Duration:00:33:29