The Halton Mayors are at it again…

Tis the week before Christmas and all through the province, the 905 was asking…are we going into a lockdown? The Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie has come out requesting that lockdown be extended for all red zones in the 905 to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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If we want to beat COVID-19, we need to get serious about rule breakers

This situation crossed my social media feeds yesterday:

On Facebook a friend posted this:

Facebook post about Hugs over Mask individuals at Costco
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The Old Doug Ford is Back!

Wow, what a week!

Remember back at the start of this pandemic, how impressed we all were with how Premier Doug Ford handled the crisis? This was the team that couldn’t print licenses plates, and hated to spend money on public services. Could we have the worse possible choice to lead us through a global pandemic? It turns out, Doug had a compassionate side. A side that he liked to show to all of us each day at the podium. Expressing sympathy and condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones to COVID-19. As well as, understanding for the small business owner and entrepreneur scared for their livelihood. Maybe this was the real Doug Ford.

Well it turns out the old Doug Ford was there all along. Underneath the compassionate veneer, remained the vindictive and cronyism enthusiast we were all familiar with. This week alone has seen him come back in a big way.

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New 905er Episode with Dave Meslin is up!

Get it while it’s fresh!

This week we talk with Dave Meslin, who is a noted author and activist for democratic reform. The issue of ranked ballots continues to come up in our lives. Many folks remember the fiasco with the federal government of trying to change our archaic first past the post system with a more equitable model.

That debate just degenerated into a partisan bickering match, with no consensus reached at all. Dave made the interesting point in the podcast that true democratic reform often starts at the municipal level. Once we get used to how we elect our city council officials in a more fair and democratic manor, its easy to translate that to other levels of government.

Can the 905 region become an incubator for democratic reform? Can we be the catalyst for meaningful change across the country?

Click on the link below and have a listen to find out!

One of the great things about living in The 905

After less than 40 min in possibly the world’s longest drive thru line, you’d find yourself here.

I like to think that every community have key events that mark the calendar year. Social events that mark the beginning of one season and the start of another. Here in Burlington, the change of season with the start of summer and the end are signified by two events.

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Will #blacklivesmatter change Burlington?

Earlier this week, Mayor Marianne Meed Ward made an announcement about unveiling a new Black Lives Matter street mural. It is scheduled to stay up until Sept 13. I went down yesterday to take a look. I found it to be a rather unassuming piece of art. Perhaps that was the point.

I wanted to take a look at it, as earlier that week I had interviewed some of the organizers of the Burlington Black Lives Matter solidarity march that had inspired it’s creation. I encourage you to listen to the podcast episode. You can do so by going to The905er.

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Episode 3 of The 905er is up

This week we talked with the organizers of Burlington’s Black Lives Matter Solidarity March back in June.

10,000 people were estimated to have attended. Making it one of the most impactful events in Halton’s recent history. We talked with the organizers about how it started, and what the plans are for the future.

New Episode of The 905er is up.

Todd Coleman Explains the Future of COVID-19 The 905er Podcast

As the Omicron variant continues to paralyze the 905 and all of Ontario, we asked epidemiologist Dr Todd Coleman what we should be doing to live with COVID-19 as we enter the third year of this pandemic. Todd Coleman received his PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2014 from the University of Western Ontario. After his PhD studies, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Ryerson University, then, as a Public Health Epidemiologist with the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he teaches courses in Epidemiology and Population Health. His research focuses on issues of social inclusion and health equity in terms of health outcomes and health care access in minority groups. This episode of The 905er is brought to you by our sponsor: South River Brewing.  Listen to this episode to see how you can save money on your next order by visiting the link below: South River Brewing It takes money and time to create two podcasts a week. We love doing what we do, but please consider supporting us if you can so we can keep improving, and keep paying the bills. Why not buy us a coffee? Or you can support us by becoming a patron for a month, for six months, or forever. See https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Patreon listeners also get to hear our episodes without commercial interruptions. Thanks to our existing patrons! You can join them at https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Supporting the 905er with a monthly donation enables us to do this podcast, to make it better and better, and to make sure it reflects your priorities. Please consider joining our growing team. Nicholas Paul: sound editing. The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes! Don’t forget to check out 905er.ca, even if you get the podcast delivered to you automatically. We post additional news and stories there when we can, and welcome submissions and ideas for additional content.
  1. Todd Coleman Explains the Future of COVID-19
  2. The 905 Round-Up – Poor Media & Last Development of Mississauga
  3. Brenda Agnew Tries to Fly the Pride Flag at the HCDSB One More Time
  4. The 905 Round-Up: Covid Deja Vu, Lawn Sign Loopholes and More Pride for HCDSB
  5. The Year 2021 in Review

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Thanks for the feedback!!

It looks like you like yesterday’s news.

Our initial reception to the launch of The 905er has been tremendous. We’ve heard from people all across the region praising this exciting new venture. For too long we’ve had a void of competitive media to discuss the issues and stories that affect us here in Canada’s most important geographic region.

We’re in the process of adding it to Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and TuneIn for you to listen to at your convenience. However in the meantime you can listen to us here:

Todd Coleman Explains the Future of COVID-19 The 905er Podcast

As the Omicron variant continues to paralyze the 905 and all of Ontario, we asked epidemiologist Dr Todd Coleman what we should be doing to live with COVID-19 as we enter the third year of this pandemic. Todd Coleman received his PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2014 from the University of Western Ontario. After his PhD studies, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Ryerson University, then, as a Public Health Epidemiologist with the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he teaches courses in Epidemiology and Population Health. His research focuses on issues of social inclusion and health equity in terms of health outcomes and health care access in minority groups. This episode of The 905er is brought to you by our sponsor: South River Brewing.  Listen to this episode to see how you can save money on your next order by visiting the link below: South River Brewing It takes money and time to create two podcasts a week. We love doing what we do, but please consider supporting us if you can so we can keep improving, and keep paying the bills. Why not buy us a coffee? Or you can support us by becoming a patron for a month, for six months, or forever. See https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Patreon listeners also get to hear our episodes without commercial interruptions. Thanks to our existing patrons! You can join them at https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Supporting the 905er with a monthly donation enables us to do this podcast, to make it better and better, and to make sure it reflects your priorities. Please consider joining our growing team. Nicholas Paul: sound editing. The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes! Don’t forget to check out 905er.ca, even if you get the podcast delivered to you automatically. We post additional news and stories there when we can, and welcome submissions and ideas for additional content.
  1. Todd Coleman Explains the Future of COVID-19
  2. The 905 Round-Up – Poor Media & Last Development of Mississauga
  3. Brenda Agnew Tries to Fly the Pride Flag at the HCDSB One More Time
  4. The 905 Round-Up: Covid Deja Vu, Lawn Sign Loopholes and More Pride for HCDSB
  5. The Year 2021 in Review
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