July 22, 2021
If you’re looking to buy a home, or you know someone who is, then you certainly know about the drastic changes that the housing market in Southwestern and Midwestern Ontario has experienced in what seems to be a very short amount of time.
Prices at an all time high, bidding wars, and properties selling for hundreds of thousand dollars over the asking price. The real estate market in our region has been breaking records in the past year.
Are these numbers here to stay, or is this a bubble that will inevitably burst?
We hope, by the end of this episode, we will answer some of your questions and leave you feeling a little more hopeful about buying a home.
July 15, 2021
Environmental concerns will likely mean a change to our food supply. Does that mean crickets are on the menu? 519 Podcast host Hayley Cheng explores the idea.
July 9, 2021
Mike VanNetten spent more than 80 days in the hospital battling COVID-19. He and his wife Sarah joined the podcast to talk about his fight with COVID and their hope that everyone gets vaccinated.
July 2, 2021
It's not unusual for things to be stolen from people's front porches in cities across our region.
It happens all the time. We've even coined a term for the people who do it. We call them porch pirates.
But that's usually for the thefts of things like Amazon packages.
There are other times when thefts from front porches hit like a punch to the gut. Like the recent theft of a special wheelchair from the home of a 9-year-old girl in London.
The story has a happy ending of sorts, as the public came together to raise money for a replacement.
But it shouldn't have to come to that.
And that's the focus of this episode of the Blackburn News Podcast, hosted by Craig Needles.
June 24, 2021
If you wanted one way to gauge the excitement people have for our lockdowns and stay-at-home orders coming to an end, there’s really only one stop you need to make: your local restaurant’s patio.
It's where you can find people doing what they have waited so long to do. That is, gather with others with a semblance of normalcy.
This is what we’ve been waiting for., and it’s a good time to take a look back to the restaurant struggles we’ve had and have a look forward to where outdoor and indoor dining is headed in the future.
This is Patio Mania, a Blackburn News podcast looking into one of this summer’s most anticipated social gathering places, and where we’re at with the bar and restaurant industry. It's hosted by Craig Needles
June 18, 2021
You can ask just about anyone and they'll tell you that we've come a long way in this country when it comes to the rights of the LGBTQ2S+ community.
But many of those same people that you ask will also say we have a long way to go.
June is Pride Month in Canada.
And where things stand is the focus of this edition of the Blackburn News Podcast.
This episode is hosted by Hayley Cheng.
June 14, 2021
In this 5th and final episode of our series, Ghost Town, hosts Hayley Cheng and Craig Needles look at the reports of hauntings at the Huron County jail in Goderich.
June 10, 2021
It was a crime that has left many people in our region reeling, and one that is making us take a closer look at the kind of society in which we live.
On a quiet Sunday night in northwest London, Salman Afzaal, his wife Madiha, their daughter Yunma, son Fayez, and Talat, the grandmother and pillar of the family, went for an evening walk.
But instead of coming home from that walk, Salman, Madiha, Yunma, and Talat were murdered, while Fayez was left in hospital with serious injuries.
In this episode of the Blackburn News Podcast, hosted by Craig Needles, we learn more about the family. We also hear from some prominent Muslim voices in the London community who say we should not be surprised or shocked that something like this would happen in Canada, .a country that many would argue has long deluded itself into believing that racism and Islamaphobia are problems that exist elsewhere, but not here.
June 8, 2021
In this episode of the Blackburn News Podcast, host Craig Needles speaks with Professor Lori Campbell about the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
Professor Campbell talks about the reaction to the discovery, the shameful history of residential schools, and how many Canadians turned a blind eye to their existence over the years.