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Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national phone-in show, broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. Checkup is Canada's weekly town hall — a place for raw, honest perspectives on the most pressing issues of the week. For over 55 years, it's where Canadians gather to listen to each other every Sunday afternoon. Call us: 1-888-416-8333.
 
Hey, there! We're Elle and Alexis and we are cousins separated by 2,328 miles across the US, and we've created this podcast to talk Zelda BOTW. Here, we give you tips, tricks, and maybe some secret spots that you don't know about. Tune in every Thursday at 4pm to hear us talk all about BOTW. Hopefully we will see you there, goodbye!
 
Hear about cross-country ski destinations – including ski trails, lodging, dining, and other winter activities available – with a representative of that particular Nordic ski area/ski resort and with comments from author/cross-country ski expert Jonathan Wiesel. More winter vacation/travel and cross-country skiing information is available at www.crosscountryskifun.com.
 
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It's official — the great Canadian road trip season has begun! It's time to pack your bags, wrap some sandwiches, load your phone with some of your favourite Tragically Hip or Justin Bieber jams, and head out on to the Trans-Canada Highway to make your way to your favourite Canadian destination. But Canada is a big country, and there are a lot of p…
 
Hospitals across Canada are struggling, leading to longer wait times in emergency rooms as health-care systems face a variety of challenges, medical professionals say.Our question this week: What's happening inside ERs across Canada right now? How are wait times affecting you?Dr. Brian Goldman, an emergency physician in Toronto and host of CBC Radi…
 
Starting tomorrow, Canadians will no longer need to be vaccinated to travel by plane or train within Canada. As some travel restrictions start to lift, infectious diseases specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch answers questions about COVID-19 from Cross Country Checkup callers.
 
Inflation hit a 31-year high in April and prices of key goods are still rising. That has many Canadians looking for new ways to trim their budgets.Our question this week: How are you beating the high cost of living? What are your inflation hacks? Dana Calder-Boutilier, a blogger who runs the website Coupon Nannie, on how she saves thousands of doll…
 
As cases of monkeypox rise globally, Dr. Zain Chagla, an infectious diseases physician at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, answers questions from Cross Country Checkup callers about the outbreak.
 
Cities in some parts of Canada have launched pilot programs that allow people to legally drink alcohol in public parks. But critics of the idea argue legalizing public consumption of alcohol will lead to irresponsible, and potentially unsafe, behaviour.Our question this week: Should it be legal to drink in public parks? Good or bad, what experience…
 
Possessing small amounts of illicit drugs — including opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA — will be legal in B.C. beginning next year. Under an exemption to the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, people will be able to hold up to 2.5 grams. Drug users and advocates say the exemption doesn't go far enough to curb an overdose epidemi…
 
Declan Hill, a former investigative journalist with CBC’s fifth estate who has done stories on sports betting and the author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime, answers questions from Cross Country Checkup callers about the legalization of single-game sports betting in Canada and gambling addiction.…
 
Six candidates sparred in French at the final official debate of the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race on Wednesday. Ahead of the September vote, some say front runners Pierre Polievre, Jean Charest and Patrick Brown are fighting for the soul of the party.Our question this week: Who should be the next federal Conservative leader? What's …
 
Fashion journalist Jeanne Beker takes questions on fashion sustainability, what to wear at the office, dressing for a job interview and more from Cross Country Checkup callers with host Ian Hanomansing.
 
After years of limited travel, some people are itching for a vacation. But with chaotic airports, high gas prices, war in Europe and the continued threat of COVID-19, those plans could get complicated. What questions do you have as you consider travel? Ask our experts on this week's Ask Me Anything.
 
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have wrapped up their royal visit to Canada. They were met with crowds of fans but also calls from Indigenous leaders for an apology over the monarchy's role in Canada's residential school system. Our question this week: Is the monarchy still relevant in Canada? If you met Prince Charles, what would …
 
Kids in the Hall stars Bruce McCulloch and Kevin McDonald answer questions from Cross Country Checkup listeners about their time on the legendary CBC-TV show, the stories behind iconic sketches and the their new revival on Amazon Prime.
 
The Bank of Canada is calling it a "perfect storm." As gas and grocery prices jump, inflation has hit a 31-year high. For many Canadians, that means making tough decisions as life becomes more expensive.Our question this week: Are rising prices forcing you to make hard choices? How can we beat the high cost of living?…
 
As interest rates rise in Canada, the housing market is beginning to cool. But for many, the idea of owning a home or renting their own apartment still feels out of reach. Our question this week: How do we fix the housing market in Canada? Craig Dykeman shares his experience trying to buy a home in rural New Brunswick; Brian Doucet, Canada Research…
 
Canadian Jeopardy! champion Mattea Roach made her mark this month with the longest run of any Canadian contestant on the game show. Fresh off her winning streak, she answered questions from Cross Country Checkup callers about her run with host Ian Hanomansing.
 
Taylor Owen, associate professor and founding director of McGill University’s Center for Media, Technology and Democracy, answers questions from Cross Country Checkup callers about Elon Musk's deal to purchase social networking company Twitter for $44 billion US with host Ian Hanomansing.
 
Cubicles and communal coffee machines are once again on the horizon. After two years of working from home, many Canadians are preparing to return to the office. Our question this week: Are you ready to go back to the office? How are you feeling about the return to work?Paula Allen, workplace mental health expert with human resources firm LifeWorks,…
 
It's been a confusing two years of the pandemic for Canadians. From viral COVID-19 conspiracy theories and misinformation circulating online, to mixed messaging from politicians and public health officials about vaccines and masks. Our question: How has the pandemic affected your trust in politicians and public health officials?…
 
It's been nearly two months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and during that time CBC senior correspondent Susan Ormiston traveled to Ukraine and Poland to cover the conflict there. Now Ormiston is back at the CBC bureau in Washington, D.C..
 
People are gathering for Easter, the Passover and Ramadan across the country, meanwhile Canada is facing a sixth wave of COVID-19. But public health restrictions have eased, and there are no mask mandates in most provinces. Our question: Is it a normal holiday weekend? Is it safe to gather again?
 
The federal government announced an $8 billion increase in military spending in the 2022 federal budget. Our question this week: Is Canada spending too much or too little on defence? Is Canada a country of peacekeepers or fighters?Correction: Stephanie Carvin is an associate professor at Carleton University, not the University of Ottawa.…
 
Another wave of COVID-19 infections is hitting across Canada. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Lynora Saxinger answered questions about testing, masking, vaccinations and more.
 
Pope Francis has apologized for the conduct of some members of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada's residential school system, following a week of talks with First Nations, Inuit and Métis delegations.
 
As restrictions are lifted across the country, Dr. Peter Jüni, scientific director of the Ontario Science Advisory Table, answers questions about COVID-19 from Cross Country Checkup listeners with guest host Peter Armstrong.
 
A confidence-and-supply agreement between the Liberal and NDP parties, announced Tuesday, could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in power until 2025 and deliver national dental and pharmacare programs.Our question this week: Is the Liberal-NDP deal a bad idea? How important is dental and pharmacare to you?Guest host Peter Armstrong and our politi…
 
Canada’s inflation rate reached 5.7 per cent in February — and it's affecting everything from food to gas. Personal finance columnist Rubina Ahmed-Haq and economist Armine Yalnizyan answer questions from Cross Country Checkup callers about rising prices with host Ian Hanomansing.
 
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speeches to politicians in the U.K., U.S. and Canada have rallied NATO leaders. His emotional appeals, particularly on social media, have inspired millions of people around the world.Our question this week: What does Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky mean to you? What more can we do to help?Stanley Kutche…
 
Dr. Alex Wong, infectious diseases physician at Regina General Hospital, answers questions from Cross Country Checkup callers about loosening pandemic restrictions, including proof of vaccination requirements and mask mandates, with host Ian Hanomansing.
 
Russia widened its attacks in Ukraine as the conflict stretched into its third weekend. Meanwhile, Canada expanded sanctions in a bid to temper the conflict.Our question this week: What conversations are you having about the war in Ukraine?Investigative journalist Tanya Kozyreva shares what she is seeing in the coastal city of Odessa, Ukraine; Mari…
 
On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government does not want to see an escalation in the conflict — such as a no-fly zone over Ukraine — that would pull NATO forces into "direct conflict" with Russia in eastern Europe.Our question this week: Is Canada doing enough about the war in Ukraine? What questions do you have?Freelance journali…
 
In the early hours of Thursday morning, Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea. Countries including Canada and the United States have responded with sanctions, but the situation is evolving hourly.Our question this week: How does Russia's invasion of Ukraine affect you? What questions do you have?Maria Popova, associate profess…
 
Our question this week: What's your reaction to the police crackdown in Ottawa? Where do we go from here?Freelance journalist Justin Ling shares the view from Ottawa this weekend; Michael Kempa, associate professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa, and Eric Adams, professor of law at the University of Alberta, weigh in on the federal gove…
 
Concerns about the possibility of a Russian-led invasion of Ukraine are growing after U.S. officials reported the threat is imminent. University of Toronto international relations professor Aurel Braun answers questions about the conflict from Cross Country Checkup callers with host Ian Hanomansing.
 
The streets of Ottawa, provincial legislatures and certain international border crossings are jammed with trucks this weekend as convoy protesters fan out across the country.Our question this week: What's your reaction to the Ottawa standoff and the border blockades? Is Canada becoming dangerously polarized?Featuring Christian Leuprecht, associate …
 
COVID-19 infections related to the Omicron variant have peaked in Canada, according to Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer. But hospitalizations and ICU admissions remain high across the country. Meanwhile, many Canadians are asking how much longer pandemic restrictions will last. Our question this week: Is it time to start living…
 
Charles Bordeleau, former chief of the Ottawa Police service and now a public safety consultant, answers questions from Cross Country Checkup callers about the ongoing protests against pandemic restrictions in Ottawa.
 
Depending on where you live, you may have noticed a few empty grocery shelves. You may have also noticed prices rising as inflation rates hit 30-year highs. Professor Sylvain Charlebois, director of Dalhousie University's Agri-Food Analytics Lab, answers questions from Cross Country Checkup callers about food prices and scarcity with host Ian Hanom…
 
Streets in Ottawa were jammed with protestors after a convoy of truckers rolled into the nation's capital this weekend. The convoy — and it's supporters — are protesting the federal government's mandate that truckers crossing the U.S. border be fully vaccinated. Our question this week: What's your reaction to the protest convoy in Ottawa? What does…
 
Struggling to get rest at night? Dr. Charles Samuels, medical director of the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance in Calgary, answers your questions about sleep during the pandemic with Cross Country Checkup host Ian Hanomansing.
 
Students across Canada are back to school for in-person learning. But less than half of children aged 5 to 11 have received just one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.Our question this week: Why are vaccination rates so low among Canadian kids? What questions do you have about kids and vaccines?Dr. Fatima Kakkar, pediatric infectious diseases expert, answ…
 
The pandemic is continuing to shift, and we know you still have questions about it. Dalhousie University infectious diseases specialist Dr. Lisa Barrett joins Cross Country Checkup host Ian Hanomansing to answer your questions about the Omicron variant.Plus, Dr. Prabhat Jha, a physician, professor of global health at the University of Toronto and e…
 
As the Omicron variant surge continues, industries across Canada — hospitals, schools, airlines and more — are facing staffing shortages. More and more workers are juggling overtime shifts and new job responsibilities as workplaces across Canada face a spike in COVID-related job absences. Our question this week:Are you suffering from pandemic burno…
 
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