Monthly Archives: August 2013

Week 16

This was the last week of my internship with Blackburn News and 98.1 Free FM. What a summer it has been; I’m truly grateful for the opportunity I was given. This week, I spoke with a Woodstock-based construction company about its plans to redevelop a former London candy factory; I interviewed Minister of National Revenue Kerri-Lynne Findlay about tax rebates for students; I learned about a kidney transplant at University Hospital that made Canadian history;  I heard from London’s Manager of Parking and Licensing about the return of overnight parking bans; and I spoke with Museum London about an outdoor walking tour showcasing the city’s murals. Find out more below:

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Week 15

This week, I learned about a contest to find the top 20 London businesspeople under the age of 40; I spoke with the LTC about a new semi-express bus route being introduced;  I interviewed Hacker Studios founder Joel Adams about coworking in London; I spoke with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business about closing Canada’s skills gap; I learned about Fanshawe College’s plan to expand its aviation program to the London International Airport; I heard from the Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers about a fundraiser ride for arthritis research; and I learned about changes to how school bus cancellation announcements will be made. Find out more below:

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Week 14

This week, I spoke with Kitchener-Conestogo MPP Michael Harris about his proposed changes to labour laws; I learned about a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the local Carpenter’s Union to build new homes; I interviewed MPP Deb Matthews about ways to reduce poverty; and I spoke with Walk of Champions organizer Dan Childerhose about the effects of multiple myeloma and how he’s fighting back. Find out more below:

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Week 13

This week, I spoke with MADD London about the possibility of changes to Canada’s impaired driving laws; I discussed the potential of legalizing marijuana with the Middlesex-London Health Unit; I learned about new bicycle green boxes being introduced in the city; I heard from LEDC ‘s outgoing manager Peter White about the strength of London’s tech community; I learned about London’s newest craft beer festival; I spoke with Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Dave Bolland about his London roots; and I heard from Artfusion director Ryan Mahy about London’s biggest outdoor mural and its significance. Find out more below:

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