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The world is changing every day. Now, more than ever, these questions matter. What’s happening? And why should you care? This Matters, a daily news podcast from the Toronto Star, aims to answer those questions, on important stories and ideas, every day, Monday to Friday. Hosts Adrian Cheung, Saba Eitizaz and Raju Mudhar talk to experts and newsmakers about the social, cultural, political and economic stories that shape your life.
 
A free-ranging, magazine-style podcast series featuring slice-of-life stories, characters and culture from one of the alt-living/hippy Gulf Islands on Canada’s West Coast. Interviews, soundscapes, music, walks along the beaches, rambles into the forests. A new episode every 3 weeks or so. If you're island curious, this show is for you.
 
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Guest: Emma Westecott, associate professor of game design at OCAD University and co-director of the Game: Play Lab The Metaverse is coming. Long thought to be one of the next great leaps in shared digital spaces, the idea of the Metaverse recently got a boost from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg when he announced the company is investing $10 billi…
 
We ask a lot of questions on the Vancouver Real Estate Podcast, but we also get a lot of questions from listeners. So, on today’s episode, we tackle the most frequently asked questions from you. How’s the market? What and where would you buy under a million dollars? What and where would you buy over a million dollars? And should I buy a presale rig…
 
Guests: Canadian astronaut Dr. Dave Williams and Alex Boyd, Toronto Star reporter What if the answers and solutions of the pandemic are found in the stars? The two industries of space and medicine are more closely aligned than we may think, as many of the technologies we use today were first tested in the rigours of space. Can space exploration and…
 
Guest: May Warren, reporter for the Toronto Star With winter months bringing in an uptick in COVID-19 cases and a relatively static vaccination rate, Canada's top health officers are urging people to double down on masking because masks are the last line of defence against the virus. With a major shift (again!) in the conversation and culture aroun…
 
On this episode I am joined by ex-outlaw Charlie Beaty aka the "Prince of Poachers". Charlie tells us about his 22 year run as an outlaw in which he illegally harvested 116 trophy class whitetails. Many close calls, corrupt law man and the hunt when they finally tracked him down. Just crazy stuff! Be sure to check out... https://www.instagram.com/c…
 
A look at the folks and challenges of farming and food security on Gabriola. Special thanks to: Graham Bradley, Stephen Levesque, Talyn Martin * Support and check out Gabriola’s Agricultural Co-operative Music credit and thanks: “Let it Rain” by the fabulous Sarah Osborne from her 2021 Seasons EP Series Volume One - Heat . See Sarah Osborne Music S…
 
Guest: Megan Ogilvie is a health reporter at the Star Parents of children aged 5 to 11 can now book their children for their first dose of vaccines across Canada. It’s been a long wait for this cohort, which is the largest unvaccinated group in Canada. Most parents — who have had to live through plenty of invasive COVID tests at the first sign of s…
 
Guest: Adrienne Appell, toy trends expert and senior vice-president of marketing communications of The Toy Association While many industries were devastated by the pandemic, the toy industry enjoyed record breaking sales. One of the most interesting trends to come out of the past two years is that growth shows adults are buying toys for themselves,…
 
On this episode I am joined by host of the Eastman's Elevated podcast and experienced archery hunter, Brian Barney. Brian and I discuss balancing work, family and hunting. We get into some archery talk, bow set ups, draw length and weight and the effects it has down range, we talk arrow set ups and broad heads and the difference they make in the fi…
 
Guest: Edward Keenan, Washington Bureau Chief for the Star It’s been five years since the last trilateral summit between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. on trade, co-operation and diplomatic relations. Now this week, U.S. President Joe Biden hosted the first North American leader summit since 2016. It was nicknamed the ‘Three Amigos’ summit. It’s being…
 
This is a solo episode, I recap my last years late season Mule Deer hunt, hopefully some folks will be able to take a few things away from it heading into late season Mule Deer Hunting. Info in the show https://knowledgefromstorms.com https://www.vortexcanada.net https://www.peaxequipment.com https://www.sitkagear.com https://www.savagearms.com As …
 
There’s a real risk of middle-class Vancouverites becoming life-long renters. And you hear a lot about supply constraints, speculators, foreign buyers and realtors being the cause. But on today’s show, we talk about the definitive factor that will have you up in arms! On our 300th episode, good friend of the show Dustan Woodhouse (President of Mort…
 
Guest: Kieran Leavitt, Toronto Star politics reporter For decades, adding fluoride to the water supply of many Canadians towns and cities has been standard public health protocol. Fluoridation has proven to slow tooth decay, and the practice has widespread support among doctors and dentists, including the World Health Organization, Health Canada an…
 
Guest: Dr. Naheed Dosani, Toronto-based palliative care physician and health justice activist Even as health care workers were being hailed by many as heroes for facing the deadly COVID-19 pandemic on the front line, many were also targets of online hate, racism and xenophobia. The digital harassment has seeped into real-life with anti-vaccination …
 
Guest: Ruke Okome, program manager of the after-school program Free Play for Kids Alphonso Davies, Canadian soccer superstar, has become a world-renowned name with highlight reel goals, pride in his country and awards-laden recognition of his sporting excellence. He will soon return home to Edmonton as Canada faces a crucial match in its qualificat…
 
Guest: Liam Casey, Canadian Press reporter Ontario is the only province that has legislation that bans pit bulls. Since it’s enactment over 15 years ago, dog lovers have had issues with the ban, from the determination of dogs, the enforcement and seizure of animals, the lack of personal responsibility of owners and little to no recourse for owners …
 
Guest: Jeremy Nuttall, investigative reporter for the Toronto Star In the middle of societal and racial reckonings, many Canadians are asking questions about their shared histories, education and how reliable the stories of our past are. Are they written by the people and communities they’re reflecting or is it colonial history? Some of Canada’s bi…
 
We are in uncertain times: Inflation is surging, the housing market has been on fire, and experts are calling for as many as EIGHT interest rate hikes in the next two years. So what does this mean for the country's most expensive real estate market? John Webster, Head of Real Estate Secured Lending and Scotia Mortgage Authority at Scotiabank joins …
 
Guest: Corey Mintz, freelance food reporter and the author of the upcoming book “The Next Supper: The End of Restaurants as We Knew Them, and What Comes After” The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that in a lot of cases what was once normal couldn’t sustain a lot of people. Among many things, the pandemic highlighted longstanding issues within the resta…
 
Guest: Robert Benzie, The Star’s Queen’s Park bureau chief It seems like the Progressive Conservatives believe the road to next year’s election will be paved with new highways. Recently, Premier Doug Ford announced the province would fund the Bradford Bypass, a new 16 km road that would connect Highways 400 and 404. As well, the Ontario government …
 
Guest: Monte McNaughton, Ontario Labour Minister The last two years of this pandemic hit everyone differently. It is undeniable that its impacts were not equitable and those with precarious jobs — including frontline essential workers — paid the most disproportionate price. Now the government that was previously criticized for favouring businesses …
 
Guest: Jennifer Pagliaro, City Hall reporter for the Star It’s been three years since cannabis was legalized in Canada, and you can see the results on many streets around the GTA. In Ontario, there are now just over 1,000 cannabis stores. Toronto has over 300 alone, with another 200 in the process of getting approval. The issue is that many of them…
 
On this episode I am joined by a true BC outdoorsman Brennan Lund. Brennan is an experienced fly fishing guide he shares his high mountain goat hunts we talk hunting mulies, spring and fall Blackbear hunting. Just a great conversation... For more information on Brennan check out https://www.instagram.com/brennan_lund/?hl=en As always be sure to che…
 
Guest: Deborah Dundas, Star Books Editor Canada’s prestigious literary award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize recently announced its shortlist — which is not short on diverse Canadian literature — and we’ll have a winner on Monday in an actual in-person award ceremony after nearly two years of this pandemic. The Toronto Star’s Books Editor Deborah Dund…
 
Guests: Peter Edwards is a reporter covering crime at the Star. Luis Najera is a journalist who covers crime, and is in exile from Mexico. They are the co-authors of The Wolfpack: The Millennial Mobsters Who Brought Chaos and the Cartels to the Canadian Underworld. When many of us think of organized crimes, the images that endure are those of mafia…
 
What are financial rules that the wealthy ignore? Here’s a hint: stop following the herd and put that hard earned cheddar to work! This week, financial guru & best-selling author, Darren Mitchell, joins Matt & Adam to discuss creative wealth building strategies while taking control of the compound (interest, that is). How can you super charge your …
 
Guest: Heather Scoffield, Toronto Star’s Ottawa bureau chief and economics columnist COP26, the United Nations-led summit on climate change is underway in Glasgow, where world leaders and their delegates are meeting for a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change. Despite the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, many of the world’s biggest emi…
 
On this episode I am joined by my good friend Paul McCarney, when ever Paul and I talk the conversation tends to get deep. We chat about his move across the country, forest fires, the personification of bears, ethics and ask the question...Am "I" a trophy hunter. Paul also tells us about his new podcast HUNT 2 EAT. For more information check out...…
 
Guest: Nadine Yousif, reporter covering mental health issues, the Star New data shows that the number of teachers taking sick leave during the pandemic has doubled over the past two years of the pandemic. Researchers at Brock University have done early research that shows teachers are dealing with higher levels of stress and burnout, in large part …
 
Guest: Liam Casey, reporter at The Canadian Press Trying to tackle the issue of homelessness is a difficult one, as there is no one singular fix. But one issue for many people living on the streets is that they dislike the shelter system, which in many communities is seen as the only real solution. During the pandemic, the feeling of unease best sh…
 
When it comes to being prepared for hunting Elk in the backcountry there is no one more prepared physically and mentally than Dan Staton. Dan, founder of Elk Shape, sits down and shares with us his backstory and give us the low down on how he prepares for not only hunting Elk but what it takes to be successful. For more information on Dan head on o…
 
Guest: Tess Kalinowski, real estate reporter for the Star Toronto’s hotel industry has been one of the hardest hit in the COVID-19 pandemic. With the start of the first lockdown, hotel rooms emptied as dozens of hotels were closed completely. Thousands of workers were badly impacted by the loss of jobs and working hours. Many just never came back. …
 
How do you find a deal in Vancouver real estate? This is a challenging but not impossible question to answer. Adam & Matt sit down this week (without a guest!) to do just that, outlining nine tried and true deal finding techniques for Vancouver real estate. Some of these will translate across time & place while others are specific to our post-Covid…
 
Guests: Shawn Micallef, columnist, and Gilbert Ngabo, reporter Toronto is one of the major Canadian cities where collisions with pedestrians are at a dangerous high. More than a hundred pedestrians were killed on Toronto roads between 2018 and 2020. Among those, 69 per cent were age 55 years or older, according to the Toronto Police Service. It’s b…
 
Guest: Omar Mosleh, Toronto Star reporter The medical community is only beginning to understand long COVID, the debilitating and often mysterious symptoms so-called “long hauler” patients face that can last for months after they’ve fought the virus. Even less is known about long COVID in children, flipping the misconception that the worst of the il…
 
Guests: Dr. Louis Kwantes, president of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and Jory Bocknek, veterinarian The phenomenon of the pandemic pet boom is real. According to an Abacus Data research poll, more than 900,000 Canadians got a pet who didn't have one before. Animal shelters and rescue organizations have seen a dramatic rise in reques…
 
Guest: Christine Dobby, Business Reporter at the Star It has been an extraordinary week at the highest level of power at Rogers Communications, one of Canada's largest telecommunications empires. A battle for control has been underway, pitting Edward Rogers against other family members as he attempted to change the company's CEO and put his hand-pi…
 
On this episode I am joined by Baker Leavitt of Black Rifle Coffee. Baker is a man...well lets just say you always know what Baker is thinking. We get into a great conversation about hunting, coffee and pig testicles. For more on Baker and Black Rifle Coffee check out. www.blackriflecoffee.com www.blackriflecoffee.ca www.instagram.com/blackbaker As…
 
Guest: Megan Ogilvie, Toronto Star health reporter It's well documented and well-known now that pregnant people and their unborn babies are at significantly high-risk due to COVID-19, with many requiring hospitalization and intensive care. Six months ago, COVID's third wave in Ontario saw more pregnant people in ICU's than both the previous waves c…
 
Vancouver is changing. Covid, political & policy shifts, housing policy and more. But what does this all mean for those interested in real estate and the City of Vancouver? Legendary Globe & Mail Vancouver journalist Frances Bula sits down with Adam and Matt to survey the changing landscape of the city and her findings may surprise you. Come pick t…
 
Guest: Star journalist Morgan Bocknek and Keanu Uchida, professional dancer An exclusive Star investigation has found allegations of widespread sexual harassment and predatory behaviour by Break the Floor (a big part of the dance community of North America) coaches over their younger students. Eight former staff and students allege BTF employees, f…
 
Guests: Star reporters Noor Javed, who covers 905 municipal politics, and Kris Rushowy, Queen’s Park reporter Earlier this year, the Ontario government controversially used the notwithstanding clause to push through a new election advertising law which, despite being found to be unconstitutional, added new restrictions on third-party advertising to…
 
Guest: Rosa Saba, Business Reporter at The Star With vaccine mandates now being enforced in many establishments, workplace mandates are now proliferating across many businesses as they try to return to normal. This raises questions about employer and workers rights if an employee chooses to remain unvaccinated. It’s something we are seeing play out…
 
Guest: Edward Keenan, Toronto Star’s Washington Bureau Chief More than 18 months it closed due to the pandemic, the world’s largest undefended border will reopen in November. The closure has resulted in long delays and frustration, and fraught with clear-as-mud guidance around the air travel and policies around mixed doses and vaccination. As Canad…
 
Many homeowners strive to pay down their mortgage as the first step to financial freedom but what if that was absolutely wrong? Forgot the warm & fuzzy feeling that freedom from mortgage debt promises and think logical paths to true financial freedom. Robinson Smith and Kyle Green sit down with Adam and Matt to discuss ways to unlock the potential …
 
Guest: Shawn Micallef, contributing columnist for the Star This summer, the city of Toronto spent almost $2 million on private security guards and police to forcefully clear encampments in public parks. Despite the obvious need for housing, council has once again delayed a decision on legalizing rooming houses citywide, a debate that's been ongoing…
 
Guest: David Johnston of the Schulich School of Business at York University With the holiday season fast approaching, many retailers have been ramping up their efforts to make sure there is enough stock on the shelves for consumers to buy, but experts warn that disruptions in the global supply chain are already resulting in product shortages, delay…
 
Guest: Nicholas Keung, immigration reporter The pandemic, travel restrictions and the recent refugee crisis in Afghanistan have created some serious issues within Canada’s immigration system. From refugees, to permanent residency holders trying to make their landing in Canada, to those already living in the country waiting for citizenship, everyone…
 
Guest: Alex McKeen, Toronto Star reporter For much of the pandemic, New Zealand has avoided mass outbreaks, a large number of deaths and high case counts, and in doing so has been heralded by COVID-Zero supporters as the poster-child of the strategy to eliminate the virus. But that’s all come to an end as New Zealand, like a number of other nations…
 
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