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Hour 4 of Ottawa Now for Thur. August 11, 2022

Our QOTD on privatized healthcare is a hot one! Amy Avis, general counsel at the Canadian Red Cross discusses the barriers that are preventing lifesaving aid to get to the most needy in Afghanistan. Plus, we our Tell All Thursday touches on horrible bosses. (No, not the movie).

33m
Aug 12
Hour 3 of Ottawa Now for Thur. August 11, 2022

The Ontario Home Builder's Association says time's a ticking for the province to deal with the housing crisis. Dog owner has dog stolen by dog walker, claiming the animal is an emotional support companion. We replay a conversation that Tamara Cherry had with the frustrated owner. The President of the Ontario Nurses' Association is warning people about 'silent closures'. Within the span of 6 months, food banks have seen a 51 % increase. 

34m
Aug 12
Hour 2 of Ottawa Now for Thur. August 11, 2022

The Ontario NDP Health critic France Gélinas claims the Ontario PCs are leveraging this healthcare crisis in order to promote privatization. We find out about 'Friends in Sportfishing' and how they're helping adults with developmental disabilities. As Canadian Blood Services is toying with paying donors for their plasma, Kat Lanteigne of the organization Blood Watch is sounding the alarm. Plus, a wild job ad looking for a nanny is the inspiration for this week's topic for Tell All Thursday:  crazy bosses!

42m
Aug 12
Hour 1 of Ottawa Now for Thur. August 11, 2022

Yesterday they said 'all options are on the table', today they stressed Ontarians will still be able to access health care without paying out of pocket. The Queensway, from Carling to Metcalfe, will be closed in both directions until Monday morning. We have a sit-down meeting with another municipal candidate -- this time in the Knoxdale - Merivale ward. Also, can volunteers be classified as employees?

35m
Aug 12
Ottawa Now - Speeding, sale of St. Brigid's church, top of mind for Knoxdale-Merivale ward city council hopeful Sean Devine

Sean Devine, who led a counter-protest to February's convoy occupation in Ottawa, says he is running for city council because he has a genuine interest and love in the city he calls home. He speaks with Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now.

12m
Aug 11
Ottawa Now - Speeding, sale of St. Brigid's church, top of mind for Knoxdale-Merivale ward city council hopeful Sean Devine

Sean Devine, who led a counter-protest to February's convoy occupation in Ottawa, says he is running for city council because he has a genuine interest and love in the city he calls home. He speaks with Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now.

12m
Aug 11
Hour 4 of Ottawa Now for Wed. August 10th, 2022

Our QOTD is a hot one!  We dissect yesterday’s throne speech. Also, why is an Ontario ER physician inviting the Premier and the Health Minister to tour a hospital E-R. We replay that conversation.

36m
Aug 10
Hour 3 of Ottawa Now for Wed. August 10th, 2022

The Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing drops by to discuss why granting big city mayors more powers is a good thing. A new BMO report says we may have a labour shortage for years to come. Have you noticed there are and more pot shops popping up? Also, the age old adage ‘happy wife, happy life’ isn’t necessarily true.

38m
Aug 10
Hour 2 of Ottawa Now for Wed. August 10th, 2022

A bill that would allow councillors that misbehave to be booted from their seat has been re-introduced. Later, the Ottawa Mission will celebrate the graduation of students from their Food Services Training Program. Plus, we look into the act of tipping. Also, a new saliva-based PCR test has been authorized by Health Canada – finally.

33m
Aug 10
Hour 1 of Ottawa Now for Wed. August 10th, 2022

Deputy Prime Minister would like to… um… have that one back. Have you noticed tipping creep? WHO do you tip? That’s our QOTD. Also, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry would love you to enter their “Date My County” contest. Plus, should masking be mandatory in elementary and secondary schools this upcoming fall?

37m
Aug 10
Ottawa Now - 'Happy wife, happy life': University of Alberta professor's research debunks old notion

Matthew Johnson, professor of family science at the University of Alberta, studied if whether the woman in a heterosexual relationship really was the barometer of happiness within a coupling. As he told Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now, that's not necessarily the case.

8m
Aug 10
Hour 4 of Ottawa Now for Tues. August 9th, 2022

The QOTD dealt with issues with online registration for swimming and your reaction to the throne speech. We hear about the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship and how 60 Ukrainian undergraduate students are involved. Imagine attending your own funeral. That's what an Ontario man did before his passing. We replay an interview with the man's wife and children about the unusual approach to his passing. Later, we continue to gather reaction to the throne speech.

33m
Aug 10
Hour 2 of Ottawa Now for Tues. August 9th, 2022

The president of the Ontario Medical Association is 'heartened' by what she heard from the Ontario government during the throne speech. We continue our Municipal Candidate Get-To-Know-Yous as we hear from one of the Stittsville ward candidates. Also, THIS has been described as "The Hunger Games" and has got municipal candidates calling for an overhaul to it. Know what we're talking about? It's sink or swim as you try to get your kids registered for swim lessons. 

38m
Aug 10
Hour 3 of Ottawa Now for Tues. August 9th, 2022

One local owner is asking for a review of milk laws. The RCMP has been using software to infiltrate mobile devices  as a wiretap 'on steroids'. Also, did we already mention that Phase 2 of LRT is delayed?

39m
Aug 10
Hour 1 of Ottawa Now for Tues. August 9th, 2022

Kristy's back! And she's got quite the story about her trip. The Ontario PC party re-packaged their 2022 budget from earlier this year. Meanwhile, the federal government is pledging over 9 million dollars to  Ronald McDonald House in Ottawa.  What does it mean for healthcare, education and those living on ODSP? At the moment, details are light. Meanwhile, the federal government is pledging over 9 million dollars to  Ronald McDonald House in Ottawa.  

39m
Aug 10
Hour 4 of Ottawa Now for Mon. August 8th, 2022 --- DUMMY

The head of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario has some thoughts on how to fix nurse staffing shortages. Later, why is Air Canada refusing to compensate passengers for cancellations? Plus, after the Montreal Pride abruptly was canceled, the executive director of Capital Pride updated us on how the Ottawa event is faring.

34m
Aug 08
Hour 3 of Ottawa Now for Mon. August 8th, 2022

It'll be 2026 when passengers will be able to ride the LRT from Algonquin College to Moodie Drive. Our Political Heat Panel discuss the Summer session of the Ontario legislature, among other topics. 

35m
Aug 08
Hour 2 of Ottawa Now for Mon. August 8th, 2022

There is a shortage of school crossing-guards in Ottawa. Later, the hits keep coming for consumers as 'shrink-flation' is really hitting grocery store shelves. Plus, mayoral candidate Bob Chiarelli is promising Ottawa residents a one year property tax freeze. Will this sway votes his way? Also, public proposals? GOOD idea? or BAD idea?

40m
Aug 08
Hour 1 of Ottawa Now for Mon. August 8th, 2022

The Ontario legislature resumes for a summer session. The temporary closures of hospital emergency rooms is hitting a little closer to home. Just like in Phase 1 of LRT construction, Phase 2 is ... delayed. Plus, we continue our municipal candidate "get-to-know-yas" as we focus on the ward of Barrhaven East.

28m
Aug 08
Hour 4 of Ottawa Now for Fri. August 5th, 2022

Around Midnight next Friday, experts say a meteor shower will be at its peak, making the early morning hours of next Saturday the ideal time to watch the skies. CTV’s Dan Riskin paints us a picture in Hour 4. Plus, if you are craving a trip to the local cinema this weekend, Matt Demers has got you covered!

31m
Aug 06
Hour 3 of Ottawa Now for Fri. August 5th, 2022

Saba Eitizaz, a Toronto Star journalist, has received absolutely disgusting threats over the course of her young career, often with a racist and sexist tone. Andrew Pinsent and Dani-Elle Dube talk about a concerning problem in the world of journalism in Hour 3. Plus, we examine how Toronto’s Pearson Airport has fared following a rough start to the summer travel season. Have things returned to order?

36m
Aug 06
Hour 2 of Ottawa Now for Fri. August 5th, 2022

Canada's unemployment rate remained at a historic low in July, heading into August at a rate of 4.9 percent. However, a labour shortage still remains. We try to make sense of it all in Hour 2. Meantime, a local disability advocate was left embarrassed and humiliated after Air Canada staff members looked unprepared to deal with a man in a wheelchair. Max Brault shares his nightmare trip to Hawaii as the show goes on. Plus, on today’s Flashback Friday, we look back at hilarious pranks gone wrong.

33m
Aug 06
Hour 1 of Ottawa Now for Fri. August 5th, 2022

Transit riders beware. OC Transpo warns we could see more bus trip cancellations next week, as the service deals with staffing shortages caused by summer vacations and ‘higher than usual’ sick leave absences. Andrew Pinsent sifts through the latest developments in Hour 1. Plus, if you are making a trip to the Navan Fair this year, it’s going to be well worth the wait.

29m
Aug 06
Hour 4 of Ottawa Now for Thurs. August 4th, 2022

Can kids who were supposed to start in-person learning in 2020 experience difficulty transitioning to classroom teachings? Should parents and teachers ease them back into the daily classroom routine or wait until next September to make that call? Dr. Marilisa Morea, a clinical psychologist, joins Kristy Cameron in Hour 4. Plus, it’s Thursday, which means it’s time to rip off the bandaid and confess. We want to know the grossest thing you’ve ever done.

30m
Aug 05
Hour 3 of Ottawa Now for Thurs. August 4th, 2022

As staffing shortages and Emergency Department closures persist across Canada’s Capital, staff members at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital are feeling the heat. The volume of patients who require extended care has gone up. Wait times have also grown significantly. We get the latest developments in Hour 3. Meantime, the Head of OC Transpo is apologizing to riders for a higher number of bus trip cancellations this Spring. What is causing most of those issues? A driver shortage, of course.

33m
Aug 05
Hour 2 of Ottawa Now for Thurs. August 4th, 2022

Canada’s top court refused to hear the City of Ottawa’s appeal over a controversial ruling at the Kanata Golf and Country Club. However, this land dispute is far from over, according to Kanata North councillor Cathy Curry. She joins Kristy Cameron in Hour 2. Meantime, a recent study from cybersecurity company NordVPN found that 60 percent of 1,000 surveyed Canadians want their personal financial information deleted from the Internet. And speaking of surveys, there is one floating around about Ottawa’s next Chief of Police. It wants to know the average resident’s idea of the next Police Chief. What meets the criteria? Is it possible for any candidate to meet those credentials?

40m
Aug 05
Hour 1 of Ottawa Now for Thurs. August 4th, 2022

A new poll from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario displayed another stark reminder of The Great Resignation that is facing our nursing sector, with nearly half of our nurses mulling over the idea of leaving their jobs. Christie Cowan, a registered nurse based in Canada’s Capital, joins Kristy Cameron to talk about the factors that are leading nurses down this difficult roadmap. Later in Hour 1, you will also get to meet the Dunrobin resident who helped three people survive a jet-ski malfunction.

37m
Aug 05
Hour 4 of Ottawa Now for Wed. August 3rd, 2022

Federal public service unions say the Trudeau government’s plan to get employees back to the office is confusing, disjointed, and jeopardizing the health of its employees. We get the latest in Hour 4. Plus, we take your texts and emails as we dissect today’s Question of the Day.

31m
Aug 04
Hour 3 of Ottawa Now for Wed. August 3rd, 2022

According to a new report, the prices that Canadians pay for high-speed internet have risen since 2019, as critics point the finger at the CRTC’s about-face on a broadband ruling. It’s an issue further magnified by a country-wide outage at Rogers Canada last month, coupled with consistent remote learning for hundreds of thousands of Canadians. We dig deeper in Hour 3. Plus, you’ll get to know Barrhaven West candidate Taayo Simmonds, who feels the current version of our municipal body has lost touch of what modern-day families want. In order to fix that, he says a more collaborative approach is needed.

31m
Aug 04
Hour 2 of Ottawa Now for Wed. August 3rd, 2022

A public park in Wollaston, located 20 minutes south of Bancroft, has been put up for sale by the township’s council. However, while town hall argues the funds would be used to help build a new fire hall, Wollaston’s residents are extremely concerned about the proposed plan to sell the Eastern Ontario property. We get the latest in Hour 2. Plus, a simple search to find her family’s health history turned into so much more for Brampton’s Carlie McMaster, who discovered she had a biological sister living in Minnesota. They have met and they have since become best friends. And finally, we meet the North American Scrabble champion.

36m
Aug 04