GroundWire Community Radio News: Oct. 9th | Rally against Asbestos export, SFU lockout and Safe Injection at InSite.
This week's edition was produced at the CFRU in Guelph, Ontario.
-The Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford is seeking a disciplinary hearing for Dr. Roland Wong who has been helping people on welfare have healthier diets. Nicki Bozinoff | CFMU, Hamilton, ON
- Londoners and community members of all ages marched through the streets of downtown London to protest the police tasering of a highschool student. Ed von Aderkas| CHRW, London, ON
-Expectant mothers in Labrador are being forced to travel to Newfoundland to give birth due to a lack of doctors Sam Kriviak | CJSR, Edmonton, AB
- A Vendor in a London Ontario farmer’s market was told to leave for employing a transgendered woman. Ed von Aderkas| CHRW, London, ON
- The Supreme Court of Canada has saved North America’s only safe-injection site for drug users in Vancouver’s Lower East Side. The Court ruled that Insite’s overwhelming benefit to the community means the government must allow it to continue operating. Trevor Chow Fraser | CFRU, Guelph, ON
- In Sarnia Ontario, hundreds rallied to speak out against Canadian asbestos exports. The event remembered the victims of asbestos exposure in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley and around the world. Toban Black | The Media CO-OP.
-The Simon Fraser Student’s Society Board of Directors has locked out its staff for over 12 weeks. In response to this a group of students have occupied their offices. Nina Halliday-Thompson | CJSF, Burnaby, BC
Community Radio Report
-Community radio stations across Canada are looking to improve their accessibility. Kevin Shaw at CHRY was consulted about previous improvements made at his station and Susan Wheeler a CFRU volunteer discusses some of CFRU’s plans to improve the station’s accessibility.
Trevor Chow Fraser, Steve Mason, Kelly Jones | CFRU, Guelph, ON
Hosted by: Kimberly Lam
Thanks to Trevor Chow Fraser, Kelly Jones, Carly Forbes, Steve Mason, Pranshu Agnihotri, Kyle Schmidt, Nikki Machin and myself Kimberly Lam.
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Toban Black of The Media CO-OP brought us that report from Sarnia.