Kitchener Today With Brian Bourke
LATEST EPISODES
Dec 12: City Budgets, ER Wait Times, and Loyalty Points Show Opening (0:56); Waterloo Region police charge unprecedented number of drivers with impaired driving during 2018 festive RIDE checks (2:49); Waterloo sticks with controversial rental licensing fee (22:10); Canadian Consumers are becoming less forgiving, more high maintenance (45:30); GRH asks patients to avoid non-essential ER trips over Holidays (1:06:55); Budget chair rejects Waterloo Region tax increase of $80 per household (1:29:34); Rewarding your loyalty with points (1:51:19) Dec 12, 2018, 06:00 PM
Dec 11: Vaping, Dumpster Diving, and Christmas Movies Show Opening (0:56); Ontario's deficit to rise to $12.3B this year, fiscal watchdog says (2:49); Is there a financial crash on the horizon? (22:03); The 50 Best Christmas Movies of All Time (44:18); Teen vaping in Canada has taken a 'worrisome' turn (1:06:15); Unimpressed by grocery prices, this student ate well - from the dumpster (1:29:38); Tuesday Tech Spotlight (1:49:56) Dec 11, 2018, 06:00 PM
Dec 10: Nationalism, Tax Evasion, and UN Immigration Pact Show Opening (0:56); Fears persist, but Waterloo Region insists traffic circles reduce risk for pedestrians (2:32); Look daddy, I’m a farmer! (21:16); CRA deploys new weapons against tax evasion: Freezing assets, seizing property (44:28); In Canada, the term 'nationalism' doesn't seem to have a bad rap. Here's why (1:06:07); UN Migration Pact (1:29:45); KW Titans Update (1:52:34) Dec 10, 2018, 06:00 PM
Dec 07: Two Way All Day Go, Municipal Tendering Rules, UN Migration Agreement Show Opening (00:56); Local two-way, all-day GO service may be delayed until 2030 (01:38); Province to change municipal tendering rules (22:22); Liberals tout plans to sign UN migration agreement amid Tory sovereignty concerns (46:25); Ford government proposes increase in at-home, unlicensed daycare spaces (1:06:35); Free Phones Friday (1:30:18) Dec 07, 2018, 06:00 PM
Dec 06: Ontario Auditor General Report, Mail Backlog, Violence Against Women, Rent Control & Religious Symbols Show Opening (00:56); Ontario auditor general report will be gift to Doug Ford government (03:53); Canada Post still struggling to clear backlogs as Christmas approaches (21:22); Less talk, more action: National Day of Remembrance on Violence Against Women (45:25); Thanks for the vegan idioms, Peta, but there are bigger fish to fry (1:05:29); Why low-income earners should actually welcome Ontario's reversal on rent control (1:29:04) & Religious symbols in the workplace: opinion nuanced in and outside Quebec, driven by specific symbols (1:50:42). Dec 06, 2018, 05:00 PM
Dec 05: Media as Official Opposition, Ontario Healthcare Crisis, NHL Approves Seattle Expansion Franchise Show Opening (00:56); York regional police will now release the names of people charged with impaired driving (03:52); OSPCA will no longer euthanize dogs involved in attacks or enforce pit bull ban (21:34); Premier Ford telling the media they are the Official Opposition (42:05); Frontline Doctors speak out about Ontario’s worsening healthcare crisis (1:06:56); Lime e-scooter pilot in Waterloo sees more than 18,000 trips in 9 weeks (1:29:45); NHL approves Seattle as latest expansion franchise (1:49:34) Dec 05, 2018, 06:00 PM
Dec 04: Grocery Prices in 2018, Trudeau's $50M Twitter Giveaway, Baby It's Cold Outside Show Opening (00:56); Here’s how much more Canadians will likely spend on groceries in 2019 (02:21) ; Trudeau faces blow back from all corners for $50M giveaway over Twitter (21:41); Here’s how much more Canadians will likely spend on groceries in 2019 (45:07); Why stop at ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside'? The top ten creepiest carols that we need to nix (1:06:33); Majority of Wilmot Township councilors are now women (1:29:46); Tuesday Tech Spotlight (1:50:17) Dec 04, 2018, 05:00 PM
Dec 03: Ontario Unions Non-Partisan?, Crowdfunded Memorial for the Homeless, Reaching "Peak Car" Show Opening (00:56); New beginning in Waterloo Region political landscape (04:10); Extended hours for alcohol sales in Ontario (21:51); Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson in medically induced coma after knockout defeat (45:47); KW Homeless Memorial (1:07:13); Have we reached Peak Car? (1:30:07); Explore Mistletoe Trail (1:51:16) Dec 03, 2018, 06:00 PM
Nov 30: Newspapers, Marriott Data Breach, and Christmas Show Opening (0:56); Marriott admits to data breach affecting up to 500 million hotel guests since 2014 (2:45); Local newspapers are turning to subscriptions (22:38); 'Battle' over as Trudeau, Trump, Pena Nieto sign 'new NAFTA' (46:08); Big Band Theory launches new holiday CD at annual Christmas shindig (1:06:41); Elmira Christmas Pageant (1:14:06); Free Phones Friday (1:29:48) Nov 30, 2018, 06:00 PM
Nov 29: Crossing The Floor, Climate Change, and Mental Health Show Opening (0:56); MPP Amanda Simard leaves the PC caucus (2:38); Ontario government unveils climate change plan Thursday - without Justin Trudeau's carbon tax (22:00); Housing minister says nixing rent control on new units will 'solve' lack of supply (45:42); Controversial Memes making rounds on Facebook (1:06:53); Antisemitic Hate Crimes in Canada Increased by 63% in 2017: Statistics Canada Report (1:28:54); Here 24/7 call volumes soar as need for mental health services continues (1:50:53) Nov 29, 2018, 06:00 PM
Nov 28: Genetically Designed Babies, Literacy, and Seatbelts Show Opening (0:56); The Unnormalizing of Hazing (2:49); Why we are not ready for genetically designed babies (21:04); Kathleen Wynne to call for mandatory seatbelts on school buses following a Fifth Estate investigation (44:24); One in four Ontario postsecondary students lack basic literacy, numeracy skills, studies say (1:05:56); Aviva Community Fund Winners (1:28:33); Knitters Gonna Knit (1:48:35) Nov 28, 2018, 06:00 PM
Nov 27: Internships, Cyber Monday, and Trump Show Opening (0:56); Maple Leaf Foods to build new $660 million London plant, shutter 3 others in Ontario (2:07); Amazon says it had its biggest shopping day ever on Cyber Monday (22:00); To pay or not to pay: That's the internship question (44:32); Canada: Day 1 Exhibit at the Waterloo Region Museum (1:07:11); Trump's bromance with real despots runs deep (1:29:29); Tuesday Tech Spotlight: Ilya Brotzky, Founder & CEO, VanHack (1:50:28) Nov 27, 2018, 06:00 PM
Monday November 26th, 2018 Nov 26, 2018, 06:00 PM
Nov 23: Black Friday, WLU Parties, and Prisons Show Opening (0:56); One-quarter of Canadians planning to shop on Black Friday this year (3:29); WLU parties cost police more than $500,000 (21:12); Child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic back in Ontario prison, victim's father says (44:26); The red line crossed, Jamal Khashoggi's life cannot be sacrificed for Canada's economy (1:06:12); Free Phones Friday (1:30:07) Nov 23, 2018, 06:00 PM
Nov 22: Holiday Sopping, The Media, and Basketball Show Opening (0:56); Canadians Staying Happy this Holiday Season by Shopping Early (2:40); Ontario passes labour reform law, rolls back many Liberal changes (20:42); 'New realities' for students prompt drug resources for Waterloo region's teachers (44:44); Daddy-Do's: Teaching Dad's to do hairstyles (1:00:00); Giving Tuesday (1:05:59); $600M in federal funding for media 'a turning point in the plight of newspapers in Canada' (1:28:57); Chantal Vallée to become first woman to coach, GM pro men's basketball team (1:50:55) Nov 22, 2018, 06:00 PM