Story 1 – Off-duty Winnipeg RCMP is being investigated for making racist comments and uttering threats (sorry, not going to use the police speak of “racial comments” because saying racial comments isn’t against the rules).
Month: June 2023
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about imploding at the bottom of the ocean. Plus, how media strung us along in a movie-like narrative while it couldn’t figure out what was going on in Russia with an extremely short-lived coup. The tie that binds both issues is decreasing media coverage.
Story 1 – Residents in Elliot Lake want radiation waste from uranium mining in their yards cleaned up. Canada’s nuclear registry and Natural Resources Canada says that it was cleaned up and it isn’t their problem.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about why Canadians seem to only care about certain tragedies. Plus, they talk about BLM YYC, the Safe Third Country Agreement, cuts at Bell Media and victory for Indian international students.
Story 3 – After a ship capsized off the coast of Greece likely killing nearly 600 people, the BBC questions the official line from the Greek Coastguard — that the ship was heading for Italy — and instead says it didn’t move for 7 hours before capsizing
Story 2 – Two Innu families prepare to exhume the bodies of two infants who had been sent to hospital in 1970 but who came home in coffins. This is happening thanks to a new law that is supporting families to find out what happened to their children.
Story 2 – What is driving the rental crisis in university and college towns? International students! That’s right, this article focuses more on them than the for-profit operators who are using students to get rich.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora explain what exactly a social movement is and why it has power. They also talk about the Toronto election and a bit about press freedom in Ukraine.
Story 4 – Family and supporters of mining activist murdered in Mexico in 2009 take their case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to try and get Canada to account for its role in his murder.
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the Alberta election: authenticity, Danielle Smith and playing to people’s emotions rather than people’s brains.
Story 2 – Quebec is paying for lifesaving qualifications to boost number of lifeguards in the province. Already, there’s been an increase of 40% in the enrollment of people taking their bronze medallion.