GroundWire | February 1, 2016

This episode of GroundWire was produced on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit by the GroundWire National Coordination team in Toronto, hosted by Fraser MacPherson.


Teck Metals limited is charged with violations of the Fisheries Act and the Environmental Management Act | Catherine Fisher, CJLY

The commemorative march for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in coming up in Montreal | Audrey O Breham, GroundWire


The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled against the assessment for Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline | Elliot, CKUT

Justicia for Migrant Workers launches their year-long campaign 'Harvesting Freedom' | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Sophie Harkat, wife of Mohamed Harkat, speaks about her husband's treatment and about living as a prisoner in her own home | Rose, CKUT

Community Radio Report

The National Campus and Community Radio Association launched a new Community Radio Exchange platform to facilitate the exchange of programming between stations across the country | Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Music featured in this episode was by Wasun off his new EP Comrade Music.

We would like to thank Mat Wilush, Gretchen King, and Chris Ramsaroop for their help with this episode.

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GroundWire | Jan 19: Lelu Island Protest Update and Transgender Prisoner Solidarity Day

This episode of GroundWire was produced by volunteers at CKUT Radio, on traditional Mohawk territory in Montreal.


Canada's first dedicated LGBT youth shelter set to open Feb. in Toronto | Omme Salma-Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Saulteau First Nation camps out in Northern BC to resist Site C Mega Dam | CKUT

Coastal First Nations celebrate victory over Enbridge's Northern Gateway | CKUT


Update from Lelu Island, where members of Lax Kw'alaams First Nations have been protesting a proposed LNG natural gas terminal | Gunargie O'Sullivan, Co-op Radio CFRO

Transgender Prisoner Solidarity Day approaching Jan 22nd. | Sheila Ferrando, CKUT

1000 members of Quebec teacher's union march Montreal streets for anti-austerity protest | Stefan Christoff, CKUT

Community Radio Report

Info on the upcoming NCRA homelessness marathon and how to get involved with GroundWire's homelessness episode

Music featured in this episode was by DJ Horg

We would like to thank all contributors as well as Omme Salma-Rahemtullah, Gunargie O'Sullivan, Mat Wilush, Sheila Ferrando, Aaron Lakoff, Stefan Christoff and Audrey O'Breham.

GroundWire | January 4, 2016 - Year in Review 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced by the GroundWire National Coordination Team and recorded on unceded Attawandaron territory in Guelph, Ontario at CFRU, hosted by Kim Logue

This is the 2015 GroundWire Year in Review episode, where we highlight some of the most significant news stories covered by GroundWire this past year


Resistance to environmental degradation was especially heightened in 2015, and GroundWire was there to cover local movements, with a focus on indigenous perspectives.

We take a listen back to GroundWire's coverage of grassroots organizing in memorial of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women.

Canada's Black Lives Matter movements brought national attention to state-sanctioned violence against black people and fights ingrained anti-black racism in our societies.

Community Radio Report:

And finally a look back at developments at Canadian campus and community radio stations in 2015

Music in this episode was by Lisean Sasha Henry

We also thank Mat Wilush, Carly Forbes, Omme-Salma Rahemtullah and Ophira Horwitz.

Tune in to hear GroundWire in 2016 on your local community radio station, on the rabble podcast network, or download at

GroundWire | December 21, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced by volunteers at Kootenay Co-op Radio, CJLY on Sinixt traditional territory in Nelson BC


December 17 marked the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers | Carly Forbes, GroundWire

The Friends of Hazelmere Campbell Valley oppose new light industrial development on the Little Campbell River | Redeye Collective, Co-op Radio CFRO


Grassroots organizers, family members and Indigenous leadership speak about the announcement of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women | Gunargie O'Sullivan, Co-op Radio CFRO

Panel discussion to mark the 26th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre | Off the Hour, CKUT

Community members protest arbitrary status checks and racial profiling in Toronto | Carly Forbes, GroundWire

Community Radio Report

Healing Hands is a radio documentary produced with the support of AMARC's Global Fund, marking this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence | Francella Fiallos, CKCU

Music in this episode by Vancouver musician and composer Neelamjit Dhillon, from his album Komagata Maru.

We would like to thank all contributors as well as Carly Forbes, Catherine Fisher, Omme Salma-Rahemtullah, Francella Fiallos, Gunargie O'Sullivan, Mat Wilush, CKUT's Off the Hour, and The Redeye News Collective

GroundWire | December 7, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced on traditional Mi'kmaq territory in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hosted by Mat Wilush


Toronto police have been repeatedly handing over undocumented citizen's information to federal immigration enforcement | Off the Hour, CKUT

The Chippewas of the Thames First Nations challenge Enbridge in Supreme Court | Jane Williams, Co-op Radio Redeye


Mois Contre les Prisons hosted a rally in support of prisoners at the Palais de Justice in Montreal | Elliot Lobel, CKUT

Coverage from climate marches in Vancouver and Winnipeg | Michael Welch, CKUW and Jane Williams, Co-op Radio Redeye

Community Radio Report

Voices of indigenous people and people of colour participating in the Community Media Convergence in Ottawa | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Music this week was by Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound

Special thanks this week also goes to Kathleen Napier, Jane Williams, Redeye Co-op Radio, Elliot Lobel, Omme Salma-Rahemtullah, Michael Welch, CKUT's Off the Hour, Aaron Lakoff, M. Tree, and Carly Forbes

GroundWire | November 23 2015

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


Criminalization of LGBTQ and two spirited prisoners in the Grand Valley Institute Federal Women's Prison located in Kitchener, Ontario | CKUT Prison Radio and Carly Forbes, CILU

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition sign letter in support of Lax Kw' alaams heriditary Chieff Yahaan opposing the North West liquified natural gas project | Sheila Ferrando, CKUT

University of Toronto students rally on campus in support of University of Missouri | Omme-Salma Rahmentullah, GroundWire

The BC Supreme Court dismissed a judicial review of a controversial alpine ski resort launched by the West Kootney EcoSociety | Catherine Fisher, CKUT


Concerns over Manitoba Hydro's treatment of workers in remote northern site | Michael Welch, CKUW

Septembre Anderson discusses an incident where a black Toronto middle-school student was called to the principal's office over her natural hair | Mick Sweetman, CJRU

Community Radio Report

Apology for an interview that was retracted from the last episode of GroundWire

Music this week was by Tennessee Ernie Ford

Special thanks this week also goes to Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Nathan Bateman, Mat Wilush, Prison Radio CKUT, Sheila Ferrando, Gunargie O'Sullivan, Catherine Fisher, Michael Welch, Mick Sweetman and Carly Forbes.

GroundWire | November 9, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced on traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit by the GroundWire National Coordination Team in Toronto. Hosted by Carly Forbes and Jayal Chung at CILU in Thunder Bay.


Ontario banning of police racist carding practices | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Restoration of funding to the Refugee health program and and Coalition for Migrant Worker's Rights Canada rallies to improve working conditions for migrant workers | Carly Forbes, CILU


Vigil in Montreal for Native Women that were affected by police violence in Northern Quebec | Celia Robinovitch, CKUT

World Kobane Day in Winnipeg commemorates Kurdish resistance | Michael Welch, CKUW

Onkwehonwe mobilize to protect the St. Lawrence River from Montreal's impending dump of 8 billion litres of untreated sewage into the water | Sheila Ferrando, CKUT

Community Radio Report

Farm Radio International and the ways community radio is supporting youth in Sub-Saharan Africa | Mat Wilush, GroundWire with audio files from Barry Rooke

Music this week was Echo My Soul by N'we Jinan

Special thanks this week also goes to Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Jayal Chung, Mat Wilush, Gunargie O'Sullivan and Catherine Fisher

GroundWire | October 26, 2015

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. Hosted by Tannis Kelm and Stephane Doucet.


Take Back the Night in Thunder Bay | Carly Forbes, CILU

The Indigenous Law Association organized a rally and know your rights teach in following the arbitrary arrest of a 15 year old from a remote First Nations community | Jayal Chung, CILU

University of Winnipeg students face backlash by University security following protest of military recruitment on campus | Michael Welch, CKUW


Montreal marked the International Day Against police brutality with a vigil for victims of police killings | Rose Woolhouse, CKUT

A coast to coast reflection on the 2015 Federal Election | Mat Wilush, CKDU and Carly Forbes, CILU with audio files from: CKDJ, CKUW, CJSF, and Gunargie O'Sullivan CFRO

Community Radio Report

A preview of CKUW's Student Powered Radio Marathon | Susan Huebert, CKUW

GroundWire | October 13, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Anishinaabe territory of the Fort William First Nations at CILU 102.7 FM in Thunder Bay by Carly Forbes


Isabel O'Kanese is on a healing walk Miyo Wicehtowin from coast to coast to promote lateral love | Jayal Chung, CILU

Environmental groups voice concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Omme Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire National Coordinator


Community independent living Toronto hosts a federal election accessibility and disability forum | Karen Lewellen, Common Ground Media

Indigenous people unite and rally against Enbridge in solidarity with 8 First Nations communities taking Enbridge to court in Vancouver| Gunargie O'Sullivan, CFRO

Sisters in Spirit hold a vigil in Montreal to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women | Claudia Edwards, CKUT

Music this week was by Kristi Lane Sinclair

GroundWire | September 28, 2015

GroundWire | September 28, 2015 Ready to Air!

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Headlines: Grassy Narrows First Nation filed legal proceedings against Ontario to halt the province's plans to clear-cut their territory | Carly Forbes CFRU and Gunargie O'Sullivan CFRO

University of Toronto feminists hold rally to speak out against gendered violence and in favour of safe work places | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah GroundWire


Hundreds of First Nations members in Manitoba's interlake region continue to struggles after having to abandon their homeland during 2011 floods | Michael Welch CKUW

Message from immigration detainees two years after their historic hunger strike | Mina Ramos CFRU

Valhalla Wilderness Society calls for review of Mountain Caribou penning projects | Catherine Fisher CJLY

Community Radio Report:

CKUW's Kids Radio Camp in Winnipeg Manitoba | Victoria King CKUW

Hosted by: Mat Wilush Halifax

Music by: cris derksen

We also thank: Carly Forbes, Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Mat Wilush, Ellie Adekur and Yasmin Rahemtullah for support in producing this episode!

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