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  • Ottawa Now – ‘We were known to be inseparable’: 26-year-old Eastway Tank explosion victim remembered as a fun, driven person

    Kayla Ferguson, a welder at Eastway Tank, is one of five people believed to be dead after last Thursday’s massive explosion on Merivale Road. Maria Ferguson, Kayla’s cousin, says she and Kayla were inseparable and is remembering her as a fun and driven person, and a devoted aunt. She joins Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now.
  • Ottawa Now – Record-breaking storm led to uptick in heart attacks overnight

    After a massive dumping of snow on Monday, a cardiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute says there was an uptick in heart attacks overnight, some of them in patients who had never had heart troubles before. Dr. Hassan Mir is a cardiologist in the Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation at the Heart Institute. He joins Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now.
  • Ottawa Now – Why a group of OCDSB students are calling for a ‘grade freeze’

    Both the Toronto District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board have given the green light to ‘freeze’ grades amid COVID-19 interruptions in the classroom. A group of high school students in Ottawa are petitioning for the same thing here, asking that any marks from December 17 to the end of the semester not be used to lower their final grades. They only want those marks to be counted if the final grade is raised. Austin Wang and Kake Jin are Grade 12 students at Colonel By Secondary School. They helped start the petition to freeze grades at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, and join Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now.
  • Ottawa Now – ‘We’re getting kind of tired of being left behind’: More than 20 Ottawa-area school bus drivers won’t return to work amid Omicron concerns

    For the first time since December, kids are going back to in-person classes this week. While the Ford government has assured parents and students that safety measures have been put in place to protect kids and staff from the Omicron variant, one bus driver says she feels ignored and unsafe. She says she won’t get back behind the wheel until the current COVID wave dies down. Susan joins Kristy Cameron on today’s Ottawa Now.
  • Ottawa Now – ‘We want to go home too at the end of the day’: Tow truck drivers pleading with motorists to be careful after fatal accident on the 417 near Arnprior

    As a massive snowstorm jammed up city roads and left OC Transpo drivers in ditches, a tow truck driver was fatally struck by a snowplow on the 417 near Arnprior after helping a smaller vehicle that was stuck. Now, fellow tow truck drivers are pleading with other motorists to slow down and move over. Kyle Davis from Mayday Towing and Ali Awada from Express Towing join Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now.
  • ESS: A new book reveals a new suspect in the betrayal of Anne Frank

    Rosemary Sullivan is the author of a new book, "The Betrayal of Anne Frank," which points toward a new suspect in how Anne Frank's hideout was discovered in 1944. She tells Evan more about Arnold Van Der Bergh, a notary, who allegedly passed that information on. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
  • ESS: Making sense of the current situation in Ukraine amid fears of continuing tensions with Russia

    A small group of Canadian special forces has been deployed to Ukraine as tensions rise in the country, with some fears of Russian aggression in the region. Steve Day, a former Canadian Special Operations Forces (CANSOF) Commander, explains to Evan the current situation, where things could go, and Canada's support. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
  • ESS: The first Canadian woman in space reflects on her journey 30 years later

    Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in space and the world's first neurologist in space as part of the 1992 Discovery mission. She joins Evan to reflect on that journey and the 30 years since then. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts
  • Ottawa At Work with Leslie Roberts for Tuesday January 18th, 2022

    Ottawa At Work with Leslie Roberts for Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 features interviews from these guests; CFRA Superstar Chris Holski and Michael Wood, Small business and community advocate Former NDP Leader and CTV Political expert Tom Mulcair Jason Bradshaw, a science educator and secondary school teacher with the Peel District School Board Former NDP Leader and CTV Political expert Tom Mulcair Tim Tierney Defense lawyer Ari Goldkind Mitch Shulman, Attending Physician in the Emergency Department of the M-U-H-C in Montreal Jeffrey Knockel, a researcher with the University of Toronto’s non-profit Citizen Lab Ottawa At Work with Leslie Roberts every weekday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on News Talk 580 CFRA

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