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  • Ottawa Now – ‘Our world has been turned upside down’: Stittsville family ‘in total shock’, treated for frostbite after house catches fire

    In near-forty-below weather on Saturday morning, a family of five got the wake-up call that many families dread. Stittsville resident Jennifer Enberg was awakened frantically by her son at 5 o’clock, as a garage fire quickly spread through parts of the family home on Kittiwake Drive. All of the occupants made a barefoot plunge into the backyard, only to find themselves trapped in snow. Jennifer recalls her scary brush with death and addresses the uncertain future ahead.

  • Ottawa Now – ‘It’s not going to make one iota of a difference’: Should the oath to King Charles be scrapped?

    Following last year’s passing of Queen Elizabeth II, a small town in Eastern Ontario will be debating whether to scrap or preserve the oath to King Charles. People who are opposed to the allegiance call it outdated and archaic. Robert Finch, the President of the Monarchist League of Canada, says there are bigger fish to fry. He joins Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now.

  • VKS: 'No one should have to live through these conditions' - Sailors spending harsh winter aboard three tugboats detained in Quebec

    Advocates are expressing concern for a group of sailors who are spending a harsh winter aboard three tugboats detained halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. Vince Giannopoulos, vice president for the St. Lawrence and East Coast for the Seafarers International Union of Canada, tells Vassy Kapelos the owner has failed to meet certain regulations.

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • VKS: The Daily Debrief - Monday panel

    Vassy Kapelos hosts ‘The Daily Debrief’ political panel discussion with Zain Velji, a political campaign strategist and partner at Northweather, Tim Powers, chairman of Summa Strategies and managing director of Abacus Data, and Tom Mulcair, CTV political analyst and former NDP leader. 

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow.

  • VKS: 'No one should have to live through these conditions' - Sailors spending harsh winter aboard three tugboats detained in Quebec

    Advocates are expressing concern for a group of sailors who are spending a harsh winter aboard three tugboats detained halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. Vince Giannopoulos, vice president for the St. Lawrence and East Coast for the Seafarers International Union of Canada, tells Vassy Kapelos the owner has failed to meet certain regulations.

    Listen to The Vassy Kapelos podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @VassKapelosShow and on Instagram at @VassyKapelosShow. 

  • OAW: Ottawa-based chef wins top prize at 2023 Canadian Culinary Championship

    Briana Kim, of Ottawa's Alice Restaurant, won the 2023 Canadian Culinary Championship, held this weekend in Ottawa. She was the winner of the Great Kitchen Party Ottawa last September, which qualified her for the national competition.

    Kim tells Patricia Boal about her experience with the competition, how it felt to win it all, and the winning dish.

  • Music Monday's with Eric Alper "Can Eric stump Patricia on a Taylor Swift pop quiz?"

    Music Mondays with @ThatEricAlper joins Ottawa at Work to drop some Taylor Swift knowledge on self proclaimed Taylor Swift super fan. Can Patricia pass the test?


    Ottawa At Work with Patricia Boal every weekday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on News Talk 580 CFRA

  • OAW: Local musician speaks out against potential significant cost increase to US touring visas

    The US Department of Homeland Security is proposing a potential increase of over 200% to P-2 visas that musicians and artists require to tour in the United States if they're coming from another country like Canada.

    Hannah Judge, aka fanclubwallet, an Ottawa-based artist with over 400,000 monthly Spotify listeners, tells Patricia Boal the current cost of visas is already "ridiculous," and is calling on musicians and listeners to push back on the proposed increase.

    Judge says smaller and DIY bands would be particularly impacted amid rising costs for many facets of touring and meaningful revenues not guaranteed. 

  • Ottawa At Work Big Five Stories "Holski and Crupi argue about the Grammys'"

    Ottawa At Work Big Five stories of the day with Patricia Boal featuring Chris Holski and CTV assignment editor John Crupi. 


    Ottawa At Work with Patricia Boal every weekday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on News Talk 580 CFRA

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