Groundwire July 19 | BLM Toronto and US solidarity, detention hunger strike, Lakatos family PR

This episode of GroundWire was produced on traditional territory of the Mohawk people at CKUT radio in Montreal, hosted by Elliott Lobel.


Tent city in Vancouver's east side to decry lack of affordable housing | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

Negotiations between Canada Post and CUP-W | Greg McDougall, Resistance to proposed mega-dam project Site C in Northern BC | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT


Public meeting of the Ontario government's Anti-Racism Directorate | Alannah Johnson, GroundWire

Response from Black communities in Montreal to the recent police killings of Black men in the USA | Geneva Gleason, CKUT

Lakatos family escaping anti-Roma discrimination and violence in Hungary still await response to their PR application | Janna Bryson, CKUT

Immigration detainees in two Ontario prisons launch hunger strike to #EndIndefiniteDetention | Mina Ramos, CFRU

Community Radio Report campaign asks telecommunications companies to enable FM receivers in smartphones | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah

Headlines this week were written by Aaron Lakoff.

We thank all our contributors, as well as Aaron Lakoff, Carly Forbes, and Gretchen King.

July 4 | Splatsin Members Oppose Land Transfer, River Run, Community Radio Awards

This episode of GW was produced by volunteers at Kootenay Co-operative Radio on Sinixt traditional territory in Nelson BC.


Government of British Columbia's 2016 Crown Contaminated Sites Report released | Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations youths | Carly Forbes, GroundWire


Walk in opposition to condominium developments on a sacred site on unceded Algonquin Territory | Matt Cicero, CKCU/OPIRG Radio

Splatsin community members opposed the transfer of land that is known to be an ancestral burial ground | Gunargie O'Sullivan, CFRO

River Run protest in support of Grassy Narrows at Queen's Park in Toronto | Stephane Doucet, CKUW

Community Radio Report

Highlighting the work and achievements of community radio volunteers and producers at this year's National Campus and Community Radio Awards | Ophira Horwitz, CFUZ

Music in this episode by Casse-Tête: A Festival of Experimental Music which takes place each June in Prince George, BC. Featured: Hunt the Circle by Alberta composer and musician Kathleen Yearwood

June 20 | Ottawa Sacred Walk, Pulse Nightclub Vigil, Save Crab Park

This episode of GroundWire was produced in part at the annual national campus and community radio conference, held this year in Ottawa on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

Hosted by Chanel Klein from CJSF and Ugonna Chigbo from CKUW


CRTC's new policy on community television subsidizes corporate media | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Sinkhole in downtown Ottawa | Saima Asad CJSW, Chanel Klein CJSF, Ugonna Chigbo, CKUW


Thousands of people attended a vigil in Toronto to remember the victims of Pulse Nightclub shooting | Mick Sweetman CJRU

Sacred walk in Ottawa in opposition to Zibi condo developments | Braden Alexander CKXU, Matt Sicero CKCU

Save Crab Park rally in opposition to Port expansion in Vancouver | Gunargie O'Sullivan Co-op Radio

Community Radio Report:

First Nations delegates and delegates of colour speak about the importance of diversity at the 35th annual National Campus and Community Radio Conference | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah GroundWire, Mick Sweetman CJRU, Saima Asad CJSW

Music in this episode was by A Tribe Called Red

Thanks to all our contributors and to Audrey O Breham, Carly Forbes, and CHUO

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River Run, Indigenous Death in Detention, Equity and Media Literacy

GroundWire | June 6, 2016

This week GroundWire is produced at CILU FM, on Fort William First Nation's Annishinabe Traditional Territory, part of the Robinson-Superior Treaty in Thunder Bay Ontario.


Canada extends human rights to trans people while the media stays silent about arson to the only clinic that provides gender affirming surgeries in Canada | Lindsay Nixon, CKUT

Inquest determines police shooting of Jermaine Carby during a traffic stop was a homicide | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

NCRA releases a zine providing guidance for acknowledging First Nations territories | Ophira Horwitz, NCRA

Somali Communities respond to anti-black racism in Vice's "This is Dixon" | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire


Grassy Narrows River Run, an arts based action demanding mercury be cleaned from the community's river | Mandy Hiscocks ,CFRU and Carly Forbes, GroundWire

Indigenous prisoner dies while incarcerated at the Winnipeg Remand Centre after being denied access to seizure medication | Stéphane Doucet , CKUW

Community Media Report: Equity and media literacy at the Discoverability Summit - Gretchen King, CKUT

Hosts: Jayal Chung and Carly Forbes Music: Home to Me - N'we Jinan, Grassy Narrows Youth

Thank you to: Michael Welch and Catherine Fisher

GroundWire | May 23, 2016

This episode is brought to you by CFRU 93.3fm on Attawadoran neutral Territory at the university of Guelph and we are your hosts Mina Ramos and Jessie Winokur


Walk 4 healing in Thunder Bay, 1000 community members drummers on Sunday May 8 | Carly Forbes, GroundWire

Yet another immigration detainees dies in Edmonton | Mina Ramos, CFRU

Coroner's inquest continue in regards to the death of Jermaine Carby | Mina Ramos, CFRU

Grassy Narrows march to Toronto in June to raise awareness about water contamination l Mandy Hiscocks, CFRU

Report back from MARC conference | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire


Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Review by the Federal government | Mina Ramos, Jessie Winokur CFRU

Immigration detainee wins $60,000 in damages for detention conditions l Mina Ramos, Jessie Winokur CFRU

Michael Sona, convicted in robocall scandal to appeal sentence l Adam Nicholson & Scotty Hertz, CFRU

Community Radio Report:

CFRU takes radio to community with mobile studio | Bryan Webb, CFRU

Music: D'bi Young - Black Lives Matter LAL - Find Safety

Thank you to Christopher Currie, Audrey O'Breham, Savannah Clarke and Jenny Mitchell

GroundWire | May Day Episode

This episode of Groundwire was produced at Community radio station CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty One territory, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation. This week, we bring you a special episode dedicated to MAY DAY, and issues around labour across Canada.

Headlines: Strike ended by workers at Crown Royal's Diageo plant in Gimli Manitoba | Scott Price, CKUW

Leap Manifesto at NDP convention and job creation potential in moving away from oil and gas | Mick Sweetman, CJRU

Features: May Day rally in Winnipeg | Stephane Doucette and Michael Welch, CKUW

Montreal Anti-capitalist May Day Demo | Chloe Baruffa, CKUT

Union engagement with First Nations within extractive industries | Stephane Doucette, CKUW

Labour's reaction to Tory win in Manitoba election | Michael Welch, CKUW

Community Radio Report: CKUW takes over ownership of Stylus magazine | Michael Welch, CKUW

GroundWire | April 25, 2016: #OccupyINAC, Winnipeg calls out racism, and headlines

This episode of Groundwire was produced by CiTR 101.9 FM on Unceded Musqueam territory at the University of British Columbia.


Manitoba elects the provincial Conservatives for the first time in nearly a generation | Michael Welch, CKUW

Coroner announces inquest into death of Andrew Loku #BlackLivesMatter | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

British Columbia declares public health emergency in response to fentanyl overdoses | Emily Blake, CiTR

Student files complaint against UBC at Human Rights Tribunal for mishandling of sexual assault report | Emily Blake, CiTR


Indigenous activists and allies began an occupation of the Indigenous and Northern Affairs office in Toronto in solidarity with Attawapiskat youth | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah and Carly Forbes, GroundWire

Community members protest against racism by popular Winnipeg radio DJ | Michael Welch, CKUW

Community Radio Report:

CiTR discusses the great success of having a spoken word coordinator to support the formation of new feminist, Indigenous, and accessibility radio collectives | Rohit Joseph, CiTR

Credits: Music this week was by Milk Toast and Elsa Jayne.

GroundWire April 11, 2016

This episode of GW was produced on traditional territory of Mohawk people the at CKUT radio in Montreal, hosted by Aaron Lakoff

Headlines: Hundreds gathered at We Believe Survivors Rally in Ottawa in response to the acquittal of Jian Gomeshi and the treatment of people who have experienced sexual assault in the criminal justice system | Carly Forbes with files from Greg Macdougall

Montrealers rally in support of the Anishnabe community of Lac Simon after the killing of 25 year old Sandy Michel by reserve police | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

Features: Montrealers rally in response to the killing of Jean-Pierre Bony by police | Brad Simpson, CKUT

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Going Home Star is the first major artistic project to come out of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and has been on a national tour since last year. | Gunargie O'Sullivan, CFRO and Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

PEI premier announces movement towards providing abortion services in the province | Chloé Baruffa, CKUT

Community Radio Report: Dengê Cûdî means Voice of Cûdî and is a youth radio from Qami?lo (Rojava, north Syria) that broadcasts in Kurdish, Arabic and Assyrian. The station is currently unable to broadcast as their transmitter is burned. For more information see the international fundraising campaign | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

Music: Black Bodies by Ian Kamau and Black Lives Matter by d'bi Young from the Black Lives Matter Toronto mixtape. Find more at

We also Thank Audrey O'Breham and Omme-Salma Rahemtullah.

GroundWire | March 28: BLM Tentcity, music venues in London, campus radio could face referendum

This episode of GroundWire was produced at 94.9 CHRW in London, Ontario on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee people.


Black Lives Matter Toronto sets up a tent city outside Toronto Police Headquarters

President of Western University's Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights verbally attacked on campus


Scientists are breaking new ground in the study of Alzheimer's disease | Jocelyn Wong, CHRW

Refugees in African countries face similarly daunting circumstances and should be extended the same benefits as Syrian refugees | Michael Welch, CKUW

An exploration of the impact on music venues in London, Ontario | Sylvia Pozeg, CHRW

Community Radio Report

Western University's Student Council held a motion to add a referendum to seize funding to the campus radio station | CHRW

Music this week was by Whoop Szo

Headlines this week were written by Omme-Salma Rahemtullah and Sara Mai Chitty

We thank all contributors, Gretchen King, Sara Mai Chitty and Istiana Bestari.

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GroundWire | March 14 : International Women's Day Episode (English Version)

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe traditional territory in Kingston by CRFC. Hosted by Nathan Bateman, CFRC.


-Students vote for BDS at McGill | CKUT

-Cuts to healthcare targets nurses in Ontario | CFRO


-Indigenous perspective from Women's Summit in Montreal | GroundWire

-From Winnipeg, March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and updates from the 3-day consultation with the families | CKUW

-Protectors of the land react to BC Supreme Court injunction order | CFRO

-Rock Camp for Girls | CJSF

Community Radio Report

-AMARC Commemorates IWD by spotlighting community radio programming from Canada | CKUT

Music this week was Feist (Cancon) - Single - 1234.

Special thanks this week also goes to Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Nathan Bateman, Audrey O'Breham, Gunargie O'Sullivan, Rose Marie Whalley, Michael Welch, CJSF and Gretchen King.

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