Monthly Archives: June 2013

Week 8

This week, I learned about summer camps offered in London; I spoke with University of Waterloo professor Troy Glover about a study on the impact of summer camps (can you tell it’s summertime now?); I learned about a new crime mapping tool in St. Thomas; I sat in on a marathon session at city hall where they decided the fate of several large development projects; I followed the torture case of two Londoners; and I learned about water safety ahead of the long weekend. Find out more below:

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Week 7

This week, I spoke with doctors and health care professionals protesting the health care cuts to refugees; I spoke with Mark Allen from Respect in Sport Ontario about parents’ behaviour at sports games; I heard from Christine Taleski of MADD London about the possibility of raising the drinking age in Ontario; I learned about “Carving a Chunk Outta Cancer” from organizer Mike Winia; I spoke with Local 108 President Trish Goden about the Ombudsman’s report on jail guards and the use of force; I learned about a Better London plan to opt out of the Yellow Pages; I heard from Health Minister Deb Matthews about funding to a youth mental health resource; and I learned about the fight to keep St. Joseph’s hydrotherapy pool open. Find out more below:

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Week 6

This week, I spoke with Forked River Brewing Company co-founder Dave Reed about craft beer; I heard from Karen Phibbs about her experience as Hockey Canada’s first female officer; I spoke with Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Christine Taleski about the issue of impaired driving; I learned from market analyst Alexander Bonnyman about the impact of housing starts in London; I sat in on the Thames Valley District School Board’s meeting about whether to close Lorne Avenue Public School; I spoke with Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust and Kids Kicking Cancer founder Rabbi G about a new program at the London Children’s Hospital; I spoke with the Father’s Day Walk for Prostate Cancer organizer Carol Gerster about the prevalence of prostate cancer and new research into treatment; and I met Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Find out more below:

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Week 5

This week, I spoke with ReForest London’s Dean Sheppard about “treecycling”; I learned from Andrew Hrymack, Western’s Dean of Engineering, about how a $3-million donation would be used to improve the engineering program; I heard from London Fringe spokesperson Kathy Navackas about the theatre festival; I spoke with London Food Bank manager Glen Pearson about the Curbside Food Drive; I learned from Ann Pigott, who works in the Arts Program at Parkwood Hospital, about the significance of D-Day; I spoke with Unity Project development associate Amanda Hickey about the issue of homelessness in London; I heard from the London Abused Women’s Centre’s Fabienne Haller about Purple in the Park; and I spoke with Our Street London organizer Ryan Craven about the downtown street festival. Find out more below:

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