GroundWire | August 17, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced at Kootenay Co-op Radio, a co-operative community radio station which broadcasts on Sinixt traditional territory.

Headlines Thunder Bay students and unions concerned Fair Elections Act will deter students | Carly Forbes

SRO Tenants in Vancouver file one of the largest Residential Tenancy complaints in BC History | Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Prison Radio CKUT on access to voting for prisoners and their right to vote | CKUT

Features Attendees of Winnipeg's Anishaabe Water Walk aim to stop construction of the Energy East Pipeline | Michael Welch and Victoria King, CKUW

Final feature of GroundWire's August 2015 Prison Justice coverage; Letters From the Inside aims to increase inmate's access to information | Maegan Thomas, CJSF and Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Community Radio Report The National Campus and Community Radio Association's new Executive Director, Barry Rooke, spoke to Victoria Fenner from Rabble Radio about what campus and community radio is doing to integrate new media into what has traditionally been one-way communication | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah

Music was provided by House of Rain and Kathleen Yearwood.

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GroundWire | August 3, 2015 | Prisoner's Justice Day episode

This episode of GroundWire was produced at 101.7 CIVIL in on the territory of Stó:l? Nations Abbotsford, BC at our University of the Fraser Valley studios


The Black Lives Matter Rally that took place in Toronto on Monday, July 27th| Mick Sweetman, The Scope

The UN Human Right's scrutinizes Canada's treatment of its Aboriginal women | Jennifer Trithardt-Tufts, CIVL

6 people were arrested in Montreal on July 24th at a demonstration in solidarity with the Unis'tot'en clan in Northern British Columbia | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT


A class-action lawsuit has been launched by the homeless community against the City of Abbotsford as a result of The Chicken Manure incident that occurred two years ago in 2013 | Sonja Klotz, CIVL

Excerpts from Walking With Our Sisters at the K'omoks Band Hall, Comox Valley, Vancouver on July 30, 2015. The broadcast was produced by the Women's Media Camp 2015 Denman Island and simulcast on CJSF, CiTR and CFRO. For the full broadcast,visit | Frieda Werden, WINGS, Gunargie O'Sullivan, CFRO, Maegan Thomas, CJSF and Bianca Miglioretto, ISIS

Community Radio Report:

CFRC will air 7 hours of Prisoner's Justice Day Content on Prisoner's Justice Day. Programmers talk about the importance of Prisoner's Justice Day and why it's important for community radio stations to produce Prisoner's Justice Day Content | CFRC

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Groundwire | July 20, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced at 94.9 CHRW in London, Ontario on the territory of Oneida and Chippewa Nations of the Thames by Richard Raycraft, Liny Lamberink, and Andy Goddard.


Sex workers resist anti-trafficking organizing during pan am games in Toronto | Jay Elle

Thunder Bay CUPW local members host townhall meeting to discuss move to community mailboxes | Carly Forbes, CILU

Black Lives Matter Toronto demands justice for Andrew Loku


A recent transit referendum failed to pass in Vancouver | Maegan Thomas, CJSF Listen to the full coversation here:

The city of London and it's workers continue to struggle to reach an agreement | Richard Raycraft

A class action lawsuit is launched against Quebec's largest cable provider for failing to provide community TV access | Gretchen King, CKUT

Community Radio Report:

The NCRA is fundraising to send an African and a Canadian delegate to the independent media convergence in Accra, Ghana | Sonja Klotz, CIVL, Yafa and Gretchen King, CKUT

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GroundWire | July 7, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory by Adam Binhammer at CFRC in Kingston


Menstruators celebrate the removal of GST from menstrual products on July 1 | Jessica Knowler, CJSF

A parade of confederate flags are witnessed by community members leading up to Canada in Thunder Bay | Carly Forbes, CILU

Features: An anti-colonial demonstration takes place in Montreal on Canada day | Leah Lemghalef Queens University biological research station celebrates 70 years | Adam Binhammer, CFRC

Community Radio report The CRTC revokes the licence of Aboriginal voices and is seeking applications for radio stations serving urban Aboriginal communities | Adam Binhammer, CFRC

Music this week was by: Four Direction | The Quinte Mohawk School Project

We also thank Maegan Thomas and Gretchen King

GroundWire | June 22, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced in Tiohtià:ke also known as Montreal on unceded Mohawk territory by Marilla Steuter-Martin and co-hosted by Catlin Spencer at CJLO 690 am.

Headlines: Constitutional challenge filed against Toronto Police against the practice of carding but racial targeting continues | Omme Salma-Rahemtullah

Communities rally from coast to coast for the National Day of Action for Sex Worker Rights | Carly Forbes, CILU with files from The Winnipeg Working Group

Features: Bill C-24, The strengtening Canadian citizenship act creates second class citizens | Anouk Millet, CKUT

Two-spirit leadership in the celebration of Thunder Pride | Jayal Chung and Carly Forbes, CILU

Refugees, healthcare provideres and allies rally on National Day of Action against the cuts to refugee healthcare | Kateryna Gordiychuk, CKUT

Community Radio Reports: CHSR facilitates community conversations about gender discrimination in the music industry | Erin Bond, CHSR

Highlights from the Red Jam Slam radio festival, which took place during National Aboriginal week from June 17-21 and was broadcast on 7 community radio stations from coast to coast

Music this week by: Anemkiwajiw women's drumming group, The Fraser Valley drummers, and Redsoulbluez

We also thank: Gunargie O'Sullivan and Aaron Lakoff

GroundWire | June 8, 2015 #NCRC34

This edition of GroundWire was produced by GW Training Track participants during the 2015 National Campus and Community Radio Conference (NCRC) held on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik at LocalFm 107.3 FM in Saint John, New Brunswick.


Reconciliation Matters events in Ottawa and Vancouver | NCRC participants

Access Day on CiTR in Vancouver | CHRW & CKUT

Kingston Coalition Against Poverty release documentary | CFRC


Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy protest increasing injustices | CKUT

CHRY listeners speak out | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah

Community Radio Report:

Access and representation at #NCRC34 | GW Training Track participants

Thanks to:

Hosts - Dan and Brian from QCCR in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

Music - Toby from CICK in Smithers, BC.

Headlines - Laith and Stephane from CKUT, Gunargie from Co-op Radio, Adam from CFRC, and Richard from CHRW.

Features - Antoine Cadaux and Anna Marchese from CKUT, and Omme-Salma Rahemtullah former a volunteer, Board represenative, and staff member of CHRY.

Community radio report - Camille and Stephane from CKUT, Sonja from CIVL, and Sarah.

GroundWire | May 26, 2015 Indigenous Perspectives on the Environment

This episode was produced by Brenna Owen and Ophira Horwitz on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory. It features three interviews concerning Indigenous perspectives on the environment and climate change, and many interrelated issues including language, arts and culture, and food security.

Joseph LeBlanc is the Director of the Social Planning Council of Sudbury, and has worked with First Nations communities throughout Northern Ontario on various food system issues. He speaks about indigenous food insecurity from several perspectives, including a discussion on the efficacy of federal programs set up to address these issues.

Johnny Issaluk, traditional Inuit athlete, hunter, and recipient of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions towards improving the health and community well-being among Nunavutmiut. Johnny speaks about the environmental changes he has noticed in the Arctic, as well as the significance of these changes on Inuit lifestyle.

Issac Murdoch is a traditional knowledge keeper of stories and ceremonial protocol from Serpent Lake First Nation in Ontario. Six months ago, together with artists Christi Belcourt and Erin Konsmo, he formed the Onaman Collective, a group that combines art activities with traditional knowledge, youth, Elders, and language. He spoke about the work that they do to empower youth to take care of the environment and ensure the future of their communities.

We thank Noel Anthony Mano from CFRU 93.3 FM in Guelph for his contribution.

May 12, 2015: May Day, CHRY-->VIBE105, PEACH CITY-->CFUZ

This episode was produced by Ophira Horwitz and voiced by Martha Fiddler and Kevin Kakegamic in Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario.


Bertans bounce 44 years reign of PCs for new blood NDP in Alberta - Brandon MacLeod, Peawanuck/Weenusk

Media Works, a collaboration with the NCRA, CUP, and CWA Associate Members, gets launched - Ophira Horwitz, Sandy Lake First Nation


May Day events take place in Winnipeg - Michael Welch, CKUW

CHRY-->VIBE105 - Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, CHRY

Interview with Danae Peart, CEO of VIBE105 - Cousin Awd, CJMP

Peach City-->CFUZ - Dave del Rizzo and the crew at CFUZ

The full interview by Cousin Awd from 42Fish on CJMP can be found at

GroundWire | April 27, 2015

This episode of GW was produced by CJSF90.1FM on Coast Salish Territories, including the Tsleil Waututh, Stó:l?,Skxwú7mesh and Musqueam peoples, in Burnaby by Maegan Thomas and Carly Forbes.

Headlines: Bill C-2, The Respect for communities act, has passed it's 3rd reading in the House of Commons and could prevent the opening of further safe consumption sites| Matt Grunland, CiTR with files from

As of April 26, the Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University is on strike, beginning job action with an overtime ban. | Maegan Thomas, CJSF


Students in Halifax have been organizing against the deregulation of tuition as well as other issues affecting students including gender based violence and divestment from fossil fuels. | Jordan Roberts, CKDU

A caravan from Iguala Mexico is travelling across Canada raising awareness about the missing and disappeared students from Ayotzinapa | Delores Mora, CJSF

An injunction was filed against Grassy Narrows community member Judy DaSilva following a water ceremony by CN rail | Michael Welch, CKUW

Residents of Louis Riel house, Simon Fraser University's family housing resist eviction | Maegan Thomas with files from Gurpreet Kambo, CJSF

Community Radio Report: The pros and cons of record store day in Vancouver | Kiara Shibley and Jacob Gradowski, CJSF

GroundWire | April 14, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced at radio station CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Occupied Anishinaabe-Aking and the Homeland of the Metis. It was hosted by Dave Quanbury and Sara Arenson.

Headlines: A report on the successful campaign to prevent the port at Cacouna, Quebec from becoming a terminal for TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline |Marilla Steuter-Martin , CJLO

A report on the Saturday April 11 Climate March in Quebec City | Brenna Owen, CFRC

Features: A report on the environmental hazards associated with the development of the Energy East Pipeline route which would transform large sections of natural gas pipeline into a pipeline for diluted Tar Sands bitumen. |Jonathan Kornelsen, Adesuwa Ero, Michael Welch, Julien Cooper |CKUW

A look at what compels indigenous people to oppose and in some cases support pipeline routes, such as Energy East | Michael Welch, Julien Cooper CKUW

A report on how people living in the small rural community of Waskada, Manitoba view the impact of the oil boom on their community.| Michael Welch, Julien Cooper, CKUW

A chemical engineer explains the good and bad associated with living and working in the oil patch | Ophira Horwitz, CFRC

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