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Today: Dave Blezard joins us to talk about the end of Smile Cookie week at Tim Hortons, A strange murder-kidnapping story out of Hamilton, Trying to figure out what happened at Western University, Monday is Election Day and Trudeau is on his way to victory, Remembering Norm McDonald, and “Just the Tipsy” is a brand new wine that you might … Read more

Protests Planned Today At Western


Western University students are set to walk out of class today to protest the school’s handling of a spate of recent allegations of sexual assault. Western and London police have said four women have come forward with formal complaints about being sexually assaulted on campus in recent days. Police are also investigating allegations made on social media of mass … Read more

Tam Is Warning Of Never-Before-Seen Infection Rates – Full COVID-19 Update

Federal health officials warn Canada could soon face never-before-seen COVID-19 infection rates. Chief public health officer Doctor Theresa Tam says infection rates are exploding, with unvaccinated Canadians making up the vast majority of new hospitalizations. Infections from the Delta variant of COVID-19 have skyrocketed in some parts of the country, including Alberta, where a health emergency was declared. Tam warns … Read more

Protests Planned Tomorrow At Western

Students at Western plan to walk out of class tomorrow to protest the school’s response to a recent string of sexual assault allegations. The protest organizer says the on-campus event will also see sexual assault survivors speak. Police and the school say four women have come forward with formal complaints about being sexually assaulted on campus. Police say they are … Read more

Alberta Introduces Tough New Restrictions – Full COVID-19 Update

Facing a COVID-19 crisis threatening Alberta’s health system, Premier Jason Kenney has declared a state of public health emergency and reinstated restrictions he lifted on July 1st in a new attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. His United Conservative government has reintroduced limits on gatherings, along with elements of a vaccine passport system. Alberta has over 18,000 active COVID-19 … Read more

Four Alleged Victims Have Come Forward At Western

Police in London, Ontario are going door to door at a student residence at Western University as they investigate allegations of mass drugging and sexual assaults during orientation week. Chief Steve Williams says investigators are trying to gather as much information as they can at Medway-Sydenham Hall after allegations circulated on social media that upwards of 30 women were sexually … Read more

Millions Already Voted In Advance Polls

Elections Canada says there has been a sizable jump in the number of Canadians who have voted in advance polls. An estimated 5.8-million voters showed up to cast their ballots early between last Friday and Monday’s close — an 18.5 per cent increase over the 2019 election. A poll by Leger in collaboration with The Canadian Press has the Liberals … Read more

Linda O’Leary Found Not Guilty

An Ontario judge has ruled the Crown failed to prove Linda O’Leary was operating her boat without proper care or consideration when it crashed into another vessel on Lake Joseph two years ago. Ontario Court Justice Richard Humphrey found the wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary not guilty of careless operation of a vessel in the crash that claimed two … Read more

Apple Unveils The iPhone 13

Apple has unveiled its next iPhone lineup, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions. The company says is will offer an iPhone 13 with an option for a full terabyte of storage, up from its previous maximum of 512 gigabytes. It’s also announced other modest upgrades to last year’s editions, including better cameras and improved … Read more

The Plan For Vaccine Certificates In Ontario – Full COVID-19 Update

The province says businesses and patrons could be fined if they don’t follow new vaccination requirements taking effect next Wednesday. Patrons will initially be required to show a paper or digital receipt of vaccination along with a form of government-issued ID to enter settings that include restaurants, theatres and gyms. Businesses will have to ensure the name and date of … Read more

London Police Urging People To Come Forward About Multiple Sexual Assault Claims Online

London Police are urging anyone with information regarding alleged sexual assaults at Western University to come forward. The police service says it is investigating allegations made online about recent incidents, but hasn’t received any official complaints yet. Last week was Orientation Week at the university. Several online reports say more than 2-dozen woman were drugged and/or sexually assaulted, although that … Read more

The Plan For Unvaccinated Ontario Teachers

Ontario school boards have received more details from the province around protocols for unvaccinated staff who must take twice-weekly rapid COVID-19 tests. The deputy education minister says testing is to be done at home, at least three days apart, and no more than 48-hours before coming to work. The province has instructed all boards to implement the vaccination rules no … Read more

Hurricane Nicholas Is Heading For The Gulf Coast

Nicholas has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane ahead of its expected landfall in Texas. The storm has top sustained winds of 120-kilometres-per-hour. The state has placed rescue teams and resources in the Houston area and along the Texas Gulf Coast. Coastal areas in Mexico and storm-battered Louisiana also are expected to see heavy rain and flooding from Nicholas. Louisiana … Read more

Scientists Say It’s Way Too Soon For A COVID Booster Shot – Full COVID-19 Update

An international group of scientists is arguing the average person doesn’t need a COVID-19 booster yet. Two of those scientists are top US vaccine regulators, raising questions about whether White House plans for booster doses are getting ahead of the government’s own experts. The group analyzed a long list of worldwide studies and concluded the shots still work well despite … Read more

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