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Welcome to MuseNews, the BCMA’s monthly museum sector news podcast. Each month we recap some of the latest news, happenings, and announcements from museums, galleries, and heritage organizations across BC and beyond. Join Ryan and Lorenda as we explore the latest MuseNews! Featured News for November 2021: Congratulations to the 2021 Recipients of t…
 
Hamilton Paramedic Service will begin providing naloxone kits along with opioid overdose prevention education starting next week. Many more ONroute locations are expected to be equipped with electric car charging stations by next summer. The Ontario Auditor General's report is out and there are a lot of people asking why $210 million in Ontario Sma…
 
#GivingTuesday is extremely important, especially with the devastation of COVID but how can the average Hamiltonian help out? David Armour joins us for that. December 7th will see the return of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” where Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life will be the shows performed. TV critic Bill Brioux has mor…
 
opens this week in Hamilton, bringing you the wardrobes from film and television productions! It is not only about the fashion, though, it is an environmentally sustainable practice for the entertainment industry and for customers. Guest: Victoria Somers, Lead Designer with Upcycled Aviary: 111 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario. https://www.upcyc…
 
What's the fallout from Jack Dorsey stepping down as CEO of Twitter, the company he co-founded? What does the future hold for offices and workplaces? How are business creating fail-safes against supply chain disruptions? How worried should we be about the new Omicron variant? And how easy is it to create and modify vaccines in response to new mutat…
 
Spotlight on… Forage to Fossil and artist Melissa Mulder, who works with plaster, flora and fauna, to create intricate impressionist landscapes in clay. This process has been used to create large works and even ornaments for your tree. Guests: Melisa Mulder, Hamilton artist, Forage to Fossil, visit her online at foragetofossil-dot-com, to schedule …
 
Public Relations expert Elissa Freeman joins us to share her thoughts on some of the important and bizarre stories from this week! Hamilton’s Police Services Board has a new chair: Pat Mandy and she joins us on the show today! Canadians are divided on when COVID-19 vaccine mandates should be lifted for various activities, a new poll suggests, with …
 
Spotlight on… The Caledonia Community Foundation. This segment has been used to shine a spotlight on small businesses, artists, initiatives, and charities in our wider communities… today we take a look at one of the driving forces behind the Caledonia Lights display. The lights were discovered to be meticulously vandalized yesterday, when they were…
 
The Federal Liberals have tabled a bill to help businesses still recovering from the pandemic, how does it plan to help and how will a plan for "targeted support" work? Big news is being made in the music world as Massey Hall reopens with Gordon Lightfoot after being closed since 2018, a documentary about The Beatles starts streaming & Billboard's …
 
Small Business Spotlight on… Scott Barnim’s pottery. Working out of a beautiful 1850 stone house and stable located in the heart of Dundas, he creates durable stoneware table/kitchen ware, dinnerware and decorative accessories inspired by the natural beauty of the Dundas Valley, and much more! His work is included in public and private collections …
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... What's the deal with all of the atmospheric phenomena we've been hearing about? The value of construction permits in Hamilton have now crossed the $2 billion mark for the first time ever within a single year. David Suzuki’s warning of people blowing up pipelines has been disavowed by… the David Suzu…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… Michaelangela Tree & Landscaping -- with Michael and Angela -- who are offering wreaths, Christmas urns, and the much coveted Christmas trees which will be delivered right to your door. A portion of the price of the trees goes to the Children's Aid Foundation of Halton as well! Guests: Angela and Michael of Michaelangel…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... A look at the strategy behind the Throne Speech. Hamilton's annual fraud and waste report revealed that City employees were golfing, jet-setting & accepting holiday booze from vendors vying for contracts ultimately resulting in a cost of $233,000 to the taxpayer. A significant number of Canadians ha…
 
On Friday we spoke with Professor Elliot Tepper about the convoluted case of missing tennis star Peng Shuai, who disappeared after she made accusations of sexual assault against, Zhang Gaoli, a former member of the Chinese Communist Party's ruling Standing Committee. Now, we have word from the International Olympic Committee that they have been in …
 
Small Business Spotlight on… The Glenhyrst Gallery, located in the beautifully landscaped sixteen-acre park on the banks of the Grand River. The gallery offers all sorts of events and displays -- coming up, among many other things, The Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst from December 3 -- and their January gallery exhibit will highlight the pieces acqui…
 
Supply chain trouble continues across the board and Global News' Short Supply series is looking at these issues. Last night saw the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children touch down at Hamilton. Parliament is back in action but what's changed from when they last sat and what can we expect from tomorrow's Throne Speech? Health Canada …
 
A professional tennis player seems to have disappeared following her accusation of sexual assault by a former top official of the Chinese government. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be honouring the memory of Angelo Mosca who was not just an outstanding Ticat player, he was also a beast in the wrestling ring! Did we gain anything as a result of the Th…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… Black Knight Games! They specialize in miniatures, collectibles and board games and RPGs (more than just Dungeons & Dragons), they also host events and competitions in the store! Guest: Jay Mason-Grant, owner and operator of Black Knight Games See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Tim Hortons collaboration with Justin Bieber is continuing from having his own line of Timbits to fanny packs and totes but are they going about it the right way or are there things that can be done in a better way? Those planning on visiting the US won't have to take a PCR test to return to Canada so long as their trip will take less than 72-h…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... The Rogers fiasco continues and though it looks like there's some stability on the horizon, some people are asking if the drama has drawn too much attention to the company and if the government might step in. Jukasa Motor Speedway has announced that it'll be closing its doors after 55 years of racin…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… With the chillier weather moving in, the Green Machine Food Truck has switched from smoothies to soup -- and chili! Even better, Mike and the Green Machine are making house calls now. He will bring the food truck to you! Guest: Mike Saratsiotis, owner of the Green Machine Food Truck See omnystudio.com/listener for priva…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... Russia has tested an anti-satellite missile on an old satellite, creating a lot of space debris and putting the ISS and its crew at risk. How could rising inflation, the Canadian dollar, carbon tax increases and more all contribute to a potential rise in gas prices as high as $2 per litre? The Angus…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… Lorraine Roy, a textile artist based in Dundas, who began working in the fabric arts at a young age with her mom, and eventually combined it with her interest in science and her BSc in Agriculture, to create intricate depictions of the natural world in framed wall-hangings. Her works have been displayed across Canada, a…
 
In this fourth episode of our #CALM series, we speak with Tara Fraser (Vancouver Art Gallery) and Heidi Swierenga (Museum of Anthropology at UBC), two members of the BC Heritage Emergency Response Network (BC HERN) steering committee. Tara, Heidi, and volunteers from BC HERN were able to go to Lytton BC in October to assist with the salvage and rec…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... How will reducing methane emissions impact agriculture in Canada? “To ban or not to ban Huawei’s 5G technology from Canadian infrastructure?” That is... not such a difficult question to answer, according to some. Are we in a better position in the fight against climate change now that COP26 has wrap…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… Theatre Bacchus! Over the course of the lockdowns, the burgeoning theatrical company pivoted by switching from stage productions to theatre of the mind by releasing online audio productions in the vein of old radio shows. Now they make their return to the stage in a unique venue with The Canterville Ghost-- based on Osc…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... Why does it feel like everything we buy is temporary & disposable? How has the leader of China rewritten history and given himself more power than before? We're hearing COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Ontario but how bad is it really? We meet Hamilton's new representative for Ward 5, a veteran pol…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… Afrolicious, a new restaurant/bar/cafe on James North, offering Authentic Pan-African Food, is hosting its grand opening celebration this Saturday! Guest: Nancy, Owner & Operator of Afrolicious, 46 James St N, Hamilton See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Curiouscast
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... After asking his Twitter following, Elon Musk sold off about $5 billion in Tesla stock. What kind of impact will this have? What kind of culture and atmosphere is harboured at Hamilton City Hall? While US President Joe Biden plans on reviving the Three Amigos summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… Locke Street! And Santa! This Saturday, Locke Street’s businesses will be getting a visit from Jolly Old Saint Nick, as well as offering carriage rides and hosting carolers. Guest: Heidi VanderKwaak, Chair of the Locke Street BIA, owner of Donut Monster Host - Scott Thompson Content/Technical/Podcast Producer - William …
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... New polling from Nanos shows that a significant amount of Canadians want to see a change in Pandemic aid. Will publicly prioritizing mental health help or hinder professional athletes? Concerns that we're not done with the 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are creeping back in as we hear that number…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… The Burnt Tongue soup restaurants in Hamilton, Ontario. Their seasonal menu is always changing so there's always something new to try (and they offer more than just soup!). Guest: Leo Tsangarakis CEO and Co-Founder of The Burnt Tongue - Locations: 1019 King St W, Hamilton, ON; 182 Locke St S, Hamilton, ON; 10 Cannon St …
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... A hand signal developed by the Canadian Women’s Association and spread on TikTok was a crucial element in the rescue of a kidnapped teenage girl in North Carolina. With more on the Astroworld crowd surge tragedy, and reflection on similar events from the past, we talk with Eric Alper. SpaceX's Drago…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… The Bard and Bear Games Cafe, which will be opening soon, following a lot of buzz around it among Hamilton’s board game and Dungeons & Dragons fans. Steven and Megan have been working on the new games cafe for months now, preparing to open it up to the public. They join us to talk about what they soon will be offering t…
 
In this third episode of our #CALM series, we speak with Tara Fraser (Vancouver Art Gallery) and Heidi Swierenga (Museum of Anthropology at UBC), two members of the BC Heritage Emergency Response Network (BC HERN) steering committee. The BC Heritage Emergency Response Network is a growing consortium of art, culture and heritage professionals and vo…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... Scott gets all the latest on the US/Canada border reopening, PCR tests, the US's perspectives and most importantly what does that mean for you, and our tourism industry? The Rogers saga is coming to an end and Scott has some questions about mismanagement and federal oversight. Canada's flag was rais…
 
… MaiPai Pizza, offering Detroit-style pizza and tiki cocktails, as well as the award-winning Mala Honey Pie, which was recently declared best recipe at the Canadian Pizza Summit! http://maipai.ca/ Guest: Salar Madadi, owner of MaiPai, 631 Barton St E, Hamilton, Ontario See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... Scott gets an inside look at what it's like for pharmacists leading up to this weekend when booster vaccination eligibility will open up. Canada's new Defence Minister, Anita Anand, says she'll be transferring cases of sexual misconduct to the civilian justice system. How did Newfoundland and Labrad…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… Flashbacks Hamilton -- dealing in used movies, music and more! (Take note holiday shoppers!) Guest: Chad Silva, Owner of Flashbacks Hamilton Vinyl Record & Music Store Host - Scott Thompson Content/Technical/Podcast Producer - William P. Erskine Podcast Co-Producer - Ben Straughan What else happened in Hamilton Today? S…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... Ontario has announced its fall economic statement and there are some interesting ideas that the government is trying to put into place but do they make much sense? Scott found out more about Hamilton's housing price problems as well as how the volunteer-run Afghan Association of Hamilton has been re…
 
Small Business Spotlight on… Jordan's Homeside Pub, a brand-new and meat-free pub in East Hamilton. Guest: Sara Heres, of Jordan's Homeside Pub, 1521 Main St. East Host - Scott Thompson Content/Technical/Podcast Producer - William P. Erskine Podcast Co-Producer - Ben Straughan What else happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast and to fi…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... How has the pandemic affected driving tests and people’s attempts to meet the deadlines needed to get their licenses? How does the Canadian Federation of Independent Business feel about the incoming raise to Ontario's minimum wage? Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Toronto Raptors' debut! What…
 
The Hamilton Small Business Spotlight on... Paull Rodrigue Glass, glassblowing artist operating in Hamilton, Ontario. Guest: Paull Rodrigue, glassblower, artist https://www.paullrodrigue.com/ Host - Scott Thompson Content/Technical/Podcast Producer - William P. Erskine Podcast Co-Producer - Ben Straughan What else happened in Hamilton Today? Subscr…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... International air traffic will be returning to more regional airports soon, after flights were restricted for most of the year as part of the government’s efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic and one of those airports resides right here in Hamilton! COP26 is underway and with climate change fron…
 
The Hamilton Today Small Business Spotlight on... Nest, the Canadian handmade gift shop for animal lovers located in the heart of Hamilton! Guest: Robyn Allan, owner and curator of Nest, 171 Locke Street South, Unit #2, Hamilton, Ontario. Host - Scott Thompson Content/Technical/Podcast Producer - William P. Erskine Podcast Co-Producer - Ben Straugh…
 
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson... Many Canadians found their phone's clocks had been rolled back a week early, this morning, Derek Sardo explains the situation. We also found out about the search for Hamilton, Ontario's oldest trees. Dr. Kerry Bowman discussed the ethics of COP26 and the G20 climate change plans, and Professor Liam …
 
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