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The Clean Energy Show
Oil's Last Lavish Party: The 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The Clean Energy Show

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Two hundred billion dollars of oil and gas money to through The World Cup in Qatar. Turns out Qatar is 'new money' and yet has a huge sovereign fund of $300B. Even they know the transition is coming. The governor of Tokyo suggests turtleneck sweaters for saving on energy. Will the trend take off? Donate to The Clean Energy Show via PayPal! COP27 was a big, fat compromise and we need to do better but it does seem the world is slowly coming together to oppose fossil fuels. The sexy new Prius is fast and sporty. Too bad it isn't an electric vehicle. We predict continued bad sales for Toyota. Biden pours billions into aiding the U.S. power grid to transition to renewable energy. Canada begins a program to replace oil furnaces on the East coast with heat pumps. Other topics: GoComics, Carlos Ghosn, Unilever to make precision fermented ice cream could be the blow to dairy we've been predicting, Mazda might be the only Japanese auto company to get serious about EVs and Volkswagen may be dropping the ball. A listener bought his first EV and is worried his reduced winter range won't come back. Don't worry, it will! Thanks for listening to our show! Consider rating The Clean Energy Show on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to our show. Follow us on TikTok! @cleanenergypod Transcript------------ Hello, and welcome to episode 140 of the Clean Energy Show. I'm Brian Stockton. I'm James Whittingham. This week, with the World Cup underway in Qatar, we look at what might be the peak of petrol state decadence. I mean, what does $200 billion even get? Dennis a soccer tournament without beer. Hell, even my kids pee wee soccer tournaments had beer. The governor of Tokyo has solved the energy crisis. The solution? Turtleneck sweaters. Speaking as a Canadian, wait until they hear about Tukes and woolly socks. Well, the Cop 27 climate summit was a bit of a wash. You know, like standing in the middle of Miami. Domino's Pizza is moving to Chevy Bolt electric delivery vehicles. They've ordered 800 bolts from GM, and if they don't receive the cars in 30 minutes, they're free. All that and more of this edition of the Clean Energy Show. Holy brian we're back with another show, another week. We're nonstop robotic machines here. Yeah, a lot is going on. And also this week, will I fit into the surprisingly sexy new Prius? The answer will sadden you, I think. Biden gives billions to the US power grid, and Canada follows the US. And installing heat pumps in regions where oil furnaces are popular. And I still can't figure out why oil furnaces are popular. They just didn't want to run the they just became popular, I think. Rural areas where it's hard to get them on the grid, I guess. And how are you this week? I'm going to tell you right now that I'm not well. I've been sick. You sound terrible, James. No, I'm not possessed. That is, my lungs. I've had illness. I flu since last we met. Brian pretty much okay, but it's not going well. Here's what I did. I tested my family because they're all sick. They gave it to me. My daughter brought it home from high school, and I knew I was going to get sick, so I just tested they tested. My wife and my daughter tested, and they're negative. So I thought I'm like I was singing at my nose. It's not like I have something different. I don't go anywhere, as you know. Anyway, I've had a hellish number of days, so I am barely able to be here today. And by the end of the show, I will be soaked in sweat. Oh, dear. Because I'm still doing anything is like a chore. I skipped lunch yesterday because I couldn't go downstairs. Oh, no. That maybe answers my question, because the pet peeve of mine. People often say they have the flu when what they really mean is that they have a cold. So you said you have a flu. Do you really believe it's, the damage, or is it a bad cold? I was going to jokingly bring the CDC chart on this to the show, and I thought, no, I'm not going to. But now I wish I did. Yeah, well, people say that all the time. Oh, I had the flu. And no, you just had a bad cold. If you've got the flu, it typically means you cannot go to work or go downstairs for lunch. Yeah, well, there's overlaps, okay? But having fever and severe aches is very uncommon for colds. You can have a mild fever. You can have a brief fever. But to have a long fever and severe aches, which I did, even with pills, I've been thrown down pills left and right until yesterday when I decided I've had enough. But I took one for the show, so maybe it'll kick in halfway through. We'll see. Anyway, I had to do some harrowing things, like go drive my family home from the gray cop, the super bowl of Canada, because they were volunteering there, because my daughter is going on a school trip, and that was one way to fundraise. Well, it killed my wife. She was a little bit sick still, and she had to work 10 hours one day serving rich people, which is always fun. Then my daughter asks, dad, is it legal to quit high school and go get a job? And I said, look, young lady, you want to be the people getting served, not the servers, okay? You want to stay in school. You want to be those rich bastards getting horse Durham served to them by people like you raising money for school trips. You don't want to be the person who's 30 years old, has six kids, and is trying to serve. I mean, we need those people. Those people will exist school and becomes an entrepreneur and starts a million dollar web company. Well, sure. I think she's more likely to start a bakery or something. Yeah. Not a huge amount of money in that. No, but people do do that. There's a lot of people who do that. In fact, there's a number of successful local businesses which are at least popular with people who rave about their goods. Yeah, there's some great bakeries. Finally, there's great bakeries here. There never used to be. It was always ironic because we're surrounded by fields of wheat. There's just nothing but wheat around here. But 20 years ago, you could not get a decent loaf of bread in the city. It was crazy. But now there's some really great places. Okay, so breaking news. I think we're probably the first podcast to deal with this important topic. There is an important website on the internet that has been down for four days now. It's not Twitter. It's not Twitter. It's more important than twitter. It's GoComics.com. GoComics.com. Yes. This is a website I go to every single day to get my daily comic strips. You know, I was always a newspaper guy, and one of the reasons I like newspapers was reading the daily comics. Now, many years ago, I switched to reading the comics online because you can get whatever comics you want. You don't have to just settle for the ones that are in your newspaper. So I go to this website every single day, GoComics.com to read a handful of comic strips, and it's been down for four days. When was the last time you had a website you visited and it was down for four days? People don't have patience for that anymore. No, 4 hours would be pushing the limits for most people. Four days. And you can get a lot of the comic strips in other places, but there's a handful that are only on GoComics.com. It drives me crazy. I've been looking into it, and cyber security apparently is the issue. And there's not a huge amount of information on the web, which is why we're an important news source now for this story. But getting the word out there. Yeah. Anyway, it's driving me crazy. Go to homes.com. Do you want to explain what a comic strip is to people under 45? Briefly, a few panels in a newspaper, usually with a punchline. The one I'm really missing is Nancy and Nancy classics. And this was a comic strip I didn't know about really much in my youth, but Nancy by Ernie Buschmiller, which ran like in the they do reprints of this on Go comics as well as the new strip, which is quite good. So I don't know. I'm having withdrawals. Another problem I have is I don't have enough fluids to get through the show. Okay. I was about to start the show and I have this giant water bottle from Costco that I've got. Electric pump on the top with a lithium battery. And it shows now to quit. What? It's got a pump on it? No, I bought the pump on Amazon. You could basically use these things in water coolers, although they're not quite water cooler size bottles. They're a little below that, but they're still as much as a human can carry and maybe beyond. I had my son happened to be home for Thanksgiving, canadian Thanksgiving in the head. So we decided we're only going to buy it when our kid is home from college to lift it upstairs because it's crazy heavy. Like one of those giant water bottles with a pump on it. Yeah, I put the pump on it. You can buy these pumps on Amazon for like $18. And mine just went dead right when I needed it most. Before that, I was going to help a water bottle before the show. And now I'm like, I'm going to have to be careful, very careful. Any coffee fits and I'm done. The show's going to come to an abrupt end. Well, if you have to pause, let me know. I certainly can't go downstairs for water. I'm not, you know, that strong. No. Well, at least I mean, it sounds like you're in better shape than you were yesterday. What have you been watching on TV? Well, I've been sick. Yes. Well, it's time for Brian's movie corner. Brian's movie corner. You mentioned this last week. There's a documentary on Netflix called Fugitive the Curious Case of Carlos Gon. And have you watched it yet? No, I skimmed it a bit because I was trying to see if they talked about the leaf in his history. Okay. Sadly, there's no real information about electric cars, but it was a nice refresher in who Carlos Gon is. I'd kind of forgotten what a superstar he was in the automotive world. He was originally the CEO of Renault, like 20 years ago or something. Turned around, renew. And then he became the CEO of Nissan at the same time. Turned around Nissan? They were heading into bankruptcy as well, that he made both companies very profitable. And then he got arrested for allegedly embezzling funds from Nissan and then very famously, escaped the country in a giant case on a private jet. He literally snuck out of the country after he was released on bail. So. Yeah, it's a pretty good dock. It was interesting. Yeah. Unfortunately, there was really nothing about electric cars. He was one of the proponents of the original Nissan Leaf. So maybe they're lagging in electric cars because he's no longer there. I'm not sure. You know, in the documentary. Well, first of all, there was a documentary. Who killed the electric car? This is about the EV One program. The first attempted car company making EVs. Yes. General Motors EV. One like 99 2000 in that area. Then they destroyed them all. They didn't let anyone buy them. Legendary. And that was a good documentary. And then there was the revenge electric car, which came at the point where Tesla was getting launched and starting to get the S off the ground. Their first mass produced car, I believe. And there was Carlos talking to Elon at the auto show and they were kind of awkward. It was very cool encounter because it was awkward to Egomaniacs who didn't want to give anything away. Carlos had said at that time that we're doing this just to hedge our bets. If Latter Eagles take off, we'll be prepared. But he didn't really get behind them. He didn't make them compelling enough. He basically looked at the car for the first time without approving it. He just looked at it at the auto show. Oh. This is what it looks like. Okay. And it was not a great looking car. It was divisive. I don't hate it. There's a lot of you know, it's iconic in a way because it's designed with big buggy headlights to deflect the wind so that you don't hear them on the mirrors because you would in an electric car because they're so quiet. And then who else was there with Chevrolet? There was what's his name? With GM. The cigar smoking what's his name? I can't remember. Bob Lutz, the legendary Bob Lutz, who always said that EVs would fail and the Tesla would fail. But then he was the guy sort of behind the Volt, which was coming out. So there were three things. There was a trifecta, this is history now. This used to be just my daily life, but it was the Volt with a V, which was a plugin hybrid. Essentially. It was an EV with a backup engine. And then there was Tesla getting off the ground. This was all happening in 2010, and this is when this documentary was made. And the first model years were eleven. By the way, there is a Cadillac ELR, I think it's called, for sale in Vagina, which was based on the Volt platform. They only made a couple thousand of these things, so they're kind of rare. But it's a really good kind of plug in hybrid Cadillac with all the luxurious Cadillac. What's it going for? I'm not sure. It was still kind of incoming. I saw a little thing on the web. But anyway, so Carlos Gon, a controversial figure, and there's no particular conclusion in the documentary because he managed to escape Japan and go to Lebanon, where he is originally from. And he has, I guess, not been extradited or anything, so he's never gone on trial. So no one really knows what the full story is. But there was another executive at Nissan that was sentenced to, for helping to COVID up his salary. They were trying to keep his salary quiet because it was quite high. So somebody at Nissan did do time for that. And then the pilot, like the guy who was like a US special forces guy who got him out of the country, he ended up doing a couple of years of time. I hope it was worth it, buddy. Yeah, I hope it was worth it. I don't know. I mean, I assume he was well paid. Carlos has got a lot of money. When you're that rich, you're going to throw it to millions really quickly. Just take them, just get into freedom. Quite clear on why he ended up back in Japan and in jail when Carlos Gonz has managed to not go back. Well, I think the pilot, he probably had a business there. He probably had a relationship with Japan if he was able to. I mean he could be, but he was an American. But they didn't really explain that. But yeah, so they made the point a couple of times that in Japan the conviction rate is 99%. Wow. If you are arrested in Japan, there is a 99% chance that you will be convicted. So the documentary sort of implies that there's something kind of hinky with the Japanese justice system. Well, that's why you flee. You don't wait for your trial and that's why you flee. Basically the charge is the yes. Like as soon as you're arrested, it's game over. And Carlos Gon, in an interview after he got out, he barely did 150 days in solitary confinement when they first arrested him, what he says were inhumane conditions. No butler. It's inhumane. No butler. But, like, his hands were cuffed in solitary confinement for, like, 150 days. Yeah, I probably would have done the same thing. Guilty or not guilty? Yes. He felt like he wasn't going to get a fair trial and very luckily managed to escape. So he was in a case that they said was an instrument case. They pretended that they were musicians and it was a big square case, but they said it was some type of an instrument and it couldn't go through the scanner because it was sensitively tuned, like it had just been tuned or something. And you can't put it through the scanner. I can just picture them putting it through the scanner and seeing the Carlos Scone in there, all curled up. All curled up. So? Yeah. I don't know. It's only about 90 minutes. It's an interesting little dog. Well, he is guilty, Brian. I've looked at the evidence and it seemed pretty over. Pretty compelling case. I don't know what the punishment would have been for him, but why was he in solitary confinement? I don't understand that if he was, but also, why would he need to embezzle money? Like, his salary was nine, he was making €9 million a year. Why would he need to embezzle money? I don't know. Maybe a gambling dance. Maybe he was paying for the Leaf program. I don't know. Who does? I don't know. Well, let's get out of the show. Cop 27, wrapped up in Egypt, and that's been a mixed bag of stuff for them. I'm not going to talk about it too much, but what did you think about how that went? Well, it's how these things usually go is that there's lots of optimism and then it's ultimately a compromise. There's always a compromise at the end of it, because this is a UN climate summit with hundreds of countries and getting everybody to agree. I don't know, sounds like it was not the best, but also not the worst. I see this as a very crucial time because there's a lot of fossil fuel bad things going on. They're trying to claw at what they can to make as much money as they can, and they would be happy to throw the climate down and our targets with it. So Bloomberg had a story on it. They said the United Nations climate summit just barely avoided ending in a deadlock. They went into extra a day or so afterwards. And the final compromise left big doubts over the prospect for new efforts to curb emissions. I quote, despite attempts by big powers like the United States, India and the European Union, the agreement failed to raise ambitions on reducing emissions. That could mean the world misses the one five degree Celsius warming target that enshrined the 2015 Paris agreement calls to phase out all fossil fuels, not just coal. Which is all they could come up with. They couldn't touch fossil fuels and to peak global emissions by 2025, which is likely to happen anyway according to the IEA. We're shot down by many nations who export oil, and I'm proud to say we have a bad record, Canada on this, but we didn't oppose it. Even though we are a big oil exporter. I'm sure it had a different government been in power. That would have been the case, probably. So while the phase down of all fossil fuels didn't make it to the final text, momentum grew around the idea that wasn't even in the cars before the summit. As many as 80 countries now support it. So we're moving towards banning fossil fuels, basically. We're getting closer to that. There was like a damage fund as well, right? That was a big part. I agreed to put in money to a fund for the countries most affected by climate change. Yeah. And that's all I'll talk about on that. But we'll update some more stories as we go. Here what's happening with $250,000,000 in Canada, right? Yeah. So I think we mentioned this before. There's a few more details. So there is a Greener Homes grant here in Canada that I've applied for, and they have now expanded the program with another component to it, which is to switch people from heating oil to a heat pump. So there's an extra $250,000,000 now in Canada. It's a separate stream in the Greener Homes grant, and it won't technically be available until early 2023. But this is mostly for people in Atlantic Canada, where heating oil is apparently a fairly common thing, rural properties, and everybody gets heating oil delivered. It's not a thing around here at all. We don't have this here. No, even though we have lots of rural properties. We have natural gas. We have the government who did that. Right. We have a government utility. That's kind of why we have government utilities here. But if you're in a rural property, I think it's mostly propane here. You can get your propane tank filled up. But anyway, this is up to $5,000. It's only for middle and lower income Canadians. And the twist on this, too, is you can get the money upfront, usually with this program. Wow. You apply and you spend all the money and then you get a reimbursement. But just because it's meant for middle income and lower income Canadians, you can actually get the money up to $5,000 upfront to switch you. And the potential is to save, like, according to them, as much as $4,700 a year on your heating costs. So what would a heat pump cost? Have you done any looking into it for your own house? As much as like 2025 grand. But I think for a heat pump, it depends. We need, of course, these super frigid cold heat pumps. I think in Atlantic Canada it's not as cold, and hopefully it wouldn't cost as much, maybe 10,000 or $15,000. But yeah, you get the money up front. And I checked in on the this is sort of similar and in line with what's happening in America with the biden. What's that called? The IRA. The Era. The IRA. The inflation Reduction act that starts on January 1, 2023. If you want to get a rebate on your heat pump in the US. It's anything installed after January 1 so you can get after the factory bait for yourself. Not going from an oil furnace. Right? Yeah, I'm going to go through the normal program, and I think I'll get up to 5000 as well for myself. It's too bad, though, because that would be hard for somebody low middle to finance ten grand if they weren't pressing. Yeah, and I guess that's why this program is that way. In Atlantic Canada, rural properties are probably fairly inexpensive, so you can have lower income people that own houses and they're going to be in trouble. But yeah, you can get the money upfront, which is very cool. And yeah, very much in line with what's happening in the US with the Inflation Reduction Act. So I encourage everybody to check your local jurisdiction, your local state, your local province to see what rebates are available. And things are really going to get rolling in 2023. So basically, they're starting with the biggest bang for the buck is so the biggest savings would be for people with oil furnaces, so they would be most compelled to make that switch. Right. And heating oil is one of the things that's really gone up in price with the recent inflation that we've been having. I was doing some research on this this morning, and I said that heating oil heats up twice as fast as you get more bang for your BTU, basically that it really heats up fast anyway, but probably causes more pollution than natural gas. Yes, natural gas is relatively clean as far as fossil fuels go, although there's a lot of methane in there. The new priest finally was announced on Wednesday in Tokyo and in the La auto Show, and there's been lots of speculation about it, so I've been kind of curious. Ultimately, though, there are actually Prius fans out there who are saying, wow, it's great, look at this. And what do you think? I've got a picture of it up. Well, I love the styling. Like the design road that Toyota has been going down the last few years, I just do not like. And they reached a kind of an apex with that excessively angular design of the Prius. So I think they had kind of no choice but to go in the opposite direction. But it almost looks to me like they designed it to be an EV. Like, EVs are often designed for aerodynamics. That's right. That's right. Yeah, they did. They cut down the roof line for that very reason, because there was no other way to gain efficiency. So it's just a huge shame it's not a full EV, because it looks like it could be. It looks a lot like the original Hyundai Ionic, which was a very aerodynamic shape. So I love the direction they're going. This is a huge improvement in terms of the style, I think, of the Prius. But just a shame it's not fully electric. It just feels like that would have been the correct move on it. Yeah. Obviously, you refresh the models every few years and it's totally time for a full EV refresh. And that's not what this is. Now, some people make the argument that at the moment in time that we're in right now, that a plug in hybrid, which there's a version of that right? There's a plug in version of the Prius. Some people think they all plug in. They don't. They're basically just a hybrid power train, which utilizes an electric motor to be more efficient. But it's all gas during the energy. So the plug in version has gone up in range from pretty significantly. Basically, the energy density of the batteries have gone up. It's taking up the same space to go from, I think it was, 40 range, which is a lot more usable. And in Canada, we would get the full $5,000 off. So that means you've heard it here first, because no one else has said this. The plugin. Prius prime PSE e v will be cheaper than the normal prius So why would anyone buy a Prius rebate? This is the situation that was like that in California when the Prius Prime first, there was no point. I mean, even if you don't care about plugging it in, why would you buy it? Because you have to resell it. You have to have a residual value. You might as well have the one that costs more. So it makes no sense for them to sell anything but the Prius Prime in Canada, and they also went with more horsepower, which I thought was a bit weird. Yeah, they really bumped up the horsepower. Finally, after 20 years of being mocked by truckers, by bumper stickers on truckers. Yeah. So it's quite a lot faster now. But of course, that cuts into the miles per gallon a little bit, but not too bad. Yes. Overall, though, I think it could be more efficient than it is. But the zero to 60 is a lot faster. Way faster. Yeah, that's fun. But here's my big problem with it, and that is that it sits lower. And then my wife has a Prius if you're new to the show. And that's her work car that she has to have inspected constantly because it's used for work. She takes social work clients around in it. They're not going to even talk about pricing or announcing it until sometime in the first half of next year as far as the prime is concerned. So that doesn't do me I need a car now. Brian should go buy that. Buy that Caddy. Yeah, you should actually look into it. It could be fun. You'll ever may launch ice cream from cow free dairy in a year. This is an update to a previous store because we've been talking about precision fermentation. And here it is, Brian. Here's the headline. You wait for things to happen and then there it is in front of you. Yeah. And the dairy industry likely to be the very first of the animal based products to be severely disrupted. Here's a clip from the robot who reads the Bloomberg stories. The company is working on a process called precision fermentation that uses substances like yeast and fungi to produce milk proteins in a VAT. A product could be available in about a year. If successful, unilever could be the first major food company to create an ice cream made from cow free dairy, dubbed lab grown milk. In a burgeoning industry dominated by smaller startups, a consumer giant like Unilever developing a precision fermentation version of one of its major brands raises hopes that the technology can scale up and be cost effective. The idea is that it's going to be cheaper and then also cleaner. Much cleaner. Yeah. I think a version of this ice cream already exists because there was a picture of Tony Siba eating some of it in that last YouTube video that he put up. So I think this does exist, but it's probably kind of expensive and only in health food stores. Whereas Unilever would make it a mass market product. It would probably be quite expensive. Yeah. So right now, the ideas he says by 2030 that the proteins in milk is going to be replaced by fake stuff, precision fermentation, and it's going to be cheaper and dairy is going to go bankrupt. And this is the first sign of that happening. They're doing it. Maybe they'll advertise it as an expensive but greener option, I'm guessing. At first, yeah. And more expensive at first, but I think eventually, ultimately cheaper. And unlike beyond meat, there really will not be a difference. It will be identical. It'll be very identical. Yeah. Because you're mostly tasting the fat and the sugar. The milk protein is a minor part. I think most of it is water. It's 10%. That's not water.   That's the part you replace. The others are fats and sugars, which are easily replaced, obviously. Yeah. Anyway, speaking of Japanese automakers, Mazda looks like it could be, and I'm not convinced of this, but it could be doing something significant. They could be the first of the Japanese automakers to actually set a target. That is reasonable. Mazda is raising its EV sales target to 40% by 2030 and they're investing $11 billion to accelerate this transition. Sounds like they got the memo. Yeah, well, we were making fun of them for their MX 30, which is. A very low range electric car. They are down to selling, like, only a handful of them. So they've been a real laggard. And so this is their first step up to the plate. I mean, it's not maybe what it should be, but it sounds like they're getting the idea. Right. That's something. It's probably too late. I don't want to be a naysayer, but at least they have a target. Hopefully they survive. Brian 505. I've sold more brownies at bake sales than they have in these cars. It's 100 miles of range, 160 range, which is in today's market, no good unless it's a cheap car. But it's 33,000 us. Yeah, that's a lot of money. You expect something for that. I mean, you can get a Leaf, you can get a Chevy Bolt that does way more mileage than that and probably is a more capable car. Yeah, for maybe only slightly more money. And they even said this EV has been sold out, so you can't find one. So there was a demand there. There's going to be some Mazda fans who want to go EV. But anyway, this is a story about VW maybe delaying their EV plans. Like, VW was maybe one of the great hopes of the EV transition. And now the CEO's been replaced, right? Yeah. As we reported, they're on track to deliver 500,000 EVs this year, which is a significant amount. That's way ahead of everybody else except for Tesla. Herbert Dies was their CEO that put all this in motion. He really had a radical vision for VW and really felt like it had to be a radical remaking of the company or, you know, they were going to run into problems. And so yeah, so he started a lot of ambitious programs that have gotten them to 5000 EVs a year, which is significant. But he was sort of moved out recently as CEO, and the new CEO is definitely scaling back these plans to be much less ambitious. I don't like that. No, I think Herbert Dees was on the right track. And you what, like with Mazda? So Mazda wants to sell 40% EVs by 2030, but that means there's going to be people to buy the 60% of EVs that are gas in 2030. No, it doesn't work that way. Doesn't work that way. When EVs are available, people are not going to want the gas cars. So I don't know. The new CEO of VW seems to be betting that such things are possible. And every car commercial on television is electric. Can you buy the cars? Not so much. Not so much. But for some reason, we're in this weird time where, yeah, all the car companies are vying to look like. Then there's Toyota, who says, we're electrified. That's enough. Right? Electrified. So, VW, they've got the second generation platform that they were planning to come out in 2026. They call this their trinity. EV. And now it's going to be more like 2030. Under the new CEO, 26 might have been difficult to actually achieve, but if you're moving the goal post down to 2030, even 2030 may not be moving it up to 2024. And hey, you may not make the deadline, but the commission should be moving up anyway. So that's a three year delay, basically. Or worse. Let's hope not. And that's no good. We can't deal with that. And it was already a kind of a target that wasn't even as gracious as it should be. They've got a lot. It takes a lot to turn a giant ship like VW around. I don't know. They're the best at it. The biggest car company in the world are the best at it. They are manufacturing in and out well. They do really well to get up to 5000. That's impressive. I think what they're not getting is what you said, that once the pendulum sort of swings towards EVs and that the weight starts to get on the teeter totter on the EV side, look out, it's not going anywhere else. It's going to chip way over and then you're going to be caught with your pants down. So who's going to be able to provide those cars? Hopefully? Well, Tesla, you and I are already at the point where we would never in a million years consider buying another gasoline car. But we're still kind of the outliers. But every year the percentage of people who won't consider a gas car just goes up. Yeah, and it is regular people are considering EVs. And there's people around here with pickup trucks. I'm reading about them all the time. Their neighbors are, their business associates are, their clients are. This becomes normalized very quickly now. It's really going to pick up. Yeah. So, moving on to Tokyo, the governor of Tokyo, this is Eureka Koiki, has suggested everybody wear turtlenecks to help reduce their energy bills. Okay. It's sort of a funny thing and a fun thing to make a joke about off the top of the show, but I'm in favor of this. There's an energy crisis going on. Everybody's going to be struggling to make enough power, make enough heat. Can I make a turtleneck work? I mean, not everybody can. Yeah, I don't think I own any turtlenecks, but everybody. The idea is that dress warm and you can save money on your electricity bills, which are going up in Tokyo, just like they're kind of tending to go up everywhere is in my neck. That's the coldest thing, though. I mean, really. Well, the idea is here's the quote, warming the neck has a thermal effect. I'm wearing a turtleneck myself. And wearing a scarf also keeps you warm. This will save electricity. This is what the governor of Tokyo said around the house is true. He wants people around their tiny little Tokyo apartments to wear a scarf. I mean, it sounds radical, but why not? We have a problem here. I don't know what it's like in other places, but we often have this problem in North America where like, office buildings particularly often have very poor heating or cooling that can't be controlled very well. So there's often a problem around here where people have to wear sweaters in the summer because the air conditioning is ranked too high and nobody can seem to turn it down. Or I've actually heard of people who have electric space heaters under their roof. Yeah, I've seen that it's really bad in the summer. I've seen that it's too cold because the air conditioning is too high. That's not good. Yeah, so you're overusing the air conditioning and then some poor employee has to use UTC heater to sort of gain back the energy. So I think this in many ways, used to be like a common sense thing where people just dressed warmer in the winter because it was kind of common sense. But then you go to work in an office building where the heat is all wonky, so maybe it's too hot in your office in the wintertime and then you just end up wearing a Tshirt instead in the winter. It's all messed up. I wear fleeces and sweaters inside the house now, but that's because I'm getting old, right? Yeah. I'm still turning up the temperature tin more than it should be. And then I'm also wearing those things. That's not good. I do the same thing. Yeah, it's not good at all. I can't laugh, by the way. Otherwise I'll go into a coffee and fits. I don't sound anything funny. Well, Brian, as you know, the World Cup has started. And I know you don't have world cup fever, but I do. Is that what you're suffering from? Sure. I took a title for my World Cup fever this morning. Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia and the biggest upset in World Cup history. Some people say, wow, I'm sorry, Argentina, if you're listening. In fact, this is probably way too soon for me to even bring it up, but I apologize anyway. Of course, all the coverage, it's been announced like ten years ago that they were getting this. So a Qatar, which is a small nation state with oil, was accused of using their oil money to spend on the World Cup and bribe. And there's been some people who've actually been, you know, charges and so forth. There's a new Netflix documentary. I won't make you watch it, but it's there. OK on FIFA. This is a tiny Middle Eastern autocracy with a population of barely 3 million people. How do they get the world's biggest sporting event? You know, like, this is by far the world's biggest sporting event. It happens only every four years, but the temperatures there in the summer are 50 degrees Celsius or 122 Fahrenheit. And that's when the World Cup you normally played during that time and I, as you know, was in Death Valley when it was that temperature. And I could only get out of my healthier, man then, and I could only get out of my car for ten minutes at a time. My kids could do 1213. But then you're like facing the Grim Reaper. He starts to encroach on your area, looking for you, to kill you, because you can't play soccer in that, I guess. They spent $200 billion of their petrol money on this games. They've built eight stadiums. One of them I'll talk about in a minute. That's a little bit different than the other ones. It's recyclable, we'll just put it that way. But yeah, they've got air conditioning. The temperature is only 24 degrees with like 64% humidity. These games have been checking on them. So, yeah, it's perfectly reasonable for soccer. But I read you a bit from the Atlantic here. It says Qatar might now be home to about 3 million people, but the proportion of actual Qatari citizens who lived there is a little more than 10%. So there's hardly any. The rest compromised some very rich expatriates of other nations and a huge army of poor migrants up to 6000. And some may have died, by the way. This is a whole separate issue which is not part of our show. But my God. My point is that this is the pinnacle of oil decadence. And to think that thousands of lives were not cared about and lost from other countries to make this destruction of everything and we'll never have this again. This is peak oil. I don't think we'll see crap like this ever again. This is the moment in time where it's all going to fall apart. They did not have any infrastructure, they're not a sporting nation, they didn't have a fan base, they had nothing. But they were very rich with their oil money. But Brian, their new money, they haven't had this money for very long at all. Guitar has had huge reserves of natural gas, which was discovered, I think, quite a while ago, maybe the by Shell, but they just left it there because they couldn't do anything with it. They had all this natural gas and nowhere to get it anywhere. So in the was this coup, I think the leader of the country, the King or whatever the term they use for it, left to go on vacation to England and his son took over. Which is why if I'm ever in that situation, I'm never leaving because my son would take over in a second. He was just sorry, Dan. But he did a good thing for the country in a way, because he invested in liquefied natural gas tank so that it could be transported on a ship. So when you cool it natural gas. It's like transporting oil on a tanker. But it's ridiculous how much -165 degrees celsius or something like that they are now the third richest country in the world. And they learned how to extract natural gas from the ground much more cheaply. So even after they cool it and put it on a ship, a tanker full of natural gas is four times cheaper from Qatar than if it originated in the United States through their normal channels. That's why they are so rich, is because their gas is cheap, even though they have to do that. So they started a sovereign wealth fund, though this is the shocking part that I didn't know about. Even though they blew 200 billion on these Games to make them a respectable country, which is not working out, by the way, because all we're doing is talking about how crappy they are, the LGBTQ rights and everything like that, and the fact that they can't serve beer at the games. And they yanked that privilege two days before. So they started a sovereign wealth fund like Norway did, and they have $300 billion in it because they saw the writing on the wall. They knew that our Canadian jurisdictions here who have oil in the provinces don't think that way at all. They think spend, spend oil forever. But when you had something they didn't always used to have this. So they've only had it since the 90s. So in that short time, they've got a 300 billion dollar sovereign wealth fund and they're building up infrastructure. Part of the game spending is that to make it for an investment possible. And I don't know that that's going to work, especially with their human rights problems, that a whole lot of people are going to go there, but they are planning for the end of oil by diversifying their investments around the world. So, yeah, that fund is going to do all kinds of things around the world. So there's been of course, it's supposed to be a carbon neutral World Cup. And it's a joke. It's a bloody joke. Here's a clip from Bloomberg. Organizers estimate that the World Cup will emit three six megatons of carbon dioxide. International flights in and out of Doha will account for the majority of emissions. However, organizers argue that this World Cup will be more energy efficient than others, since fans won't have to fly to different venues and can instead just take public transit. The sticking point is always the flights. Most Olympics and World Cups, it accounts to more than 85% of total emissions. So that surprised me. I guess it makes perfect sense when you hear it, but it's not the building of these eight giant stadiums and you know, all the infrastructure around it, it's the flights and during the actual Games. And it's the same with the Olympics. It's a very carbon intense thing when all these people do that. Yeah, when you got to travel so many people around the world, that's what you do, you fly. Now, the game today was in stadium nine seven four, which is built with shipping containers it's not entirely shipping containers. It's like steel girders and shipping containers. But the 400 seat stadium can be disassembled and rebuilt elsewhere. So this is the world's first tear down build a back stadium, supposedly, and apparently, if everything goes on shipping containers, it can be shipped anywhere. Yes. So this will be available for my Ikea soon. Quite the price, but yes, it was designed by a French architectural firm. Other things they're trying to do is they have built solar farms to offset the emissions from the games. They're using electric buses, an electric mass transit. So that's good. They're not burning their own product, and they are supposedly buying carbon offsets, but they're way behind on that. Brian yeah. So Domino's Pizza has announced, and this sort of falls into that category of story that we're going to have to stop reporting soon, because this is just going to be business as usual very soon and maybe is already. But Domino's Pizza in the US. Has ordered 800 Chevy bolts, and they're kind of custom painted with the Domino's logo and everything. And they've got about 100 of them so far. And these are going out to Domino's Pizza locations in the US. So they will eventually have 800 fully electric delivery vehicles for the fleet of pizza delivery vehicles. And of course, they're doing this because it just makes sense. And the bolt is not a particularly expensive car. So imagine all the money they'll save on gas. This is just the EV calculation that every business in the world is going to be making when it comes to fleet vehicles. I wish on your Domino's app, if you could select an EV to have it delivered like you can on other apps for a ride sharing, that would be nice. Do you ever eat domino's? Never. I would think he would hate Domino's. That would be an anti Brian pizza right there. No, when we have excellent pizza to choose from in our city, I don't see a reason to use donald okay, well, I agree. The pizza shows up in advance a lot of times where people have some there. Okay, so Joe Biden has promised $13 billion for the US. Power grid. So this is part of the green spending from the US. And as we talk about frequently on the show, the grid all over the world is going to need some upgrades. And so this is a decent amount of money, $13 billion to upgrade the grid. And as we go greener in the next couple of decades, it's important to get the foundation correct first before we do that. So this is a nice, like, really forward looking thing. I think that the US government is doing $13 billion available to do grid upgrades around the country. So I think that's great. It is subsidizing what they could probably do themselves, though. How do you feel about that? Yeah, well, I mean, it's a weird thing about all of this spending. Right. Because companies like Tesla don't even need subsidies, really. Their cars are profitable already and yet they're going to benefit from these subsidies. So it's always a bit weird and taxing fossil fuels. A carbon tax, it would probably have been the better way to go with all of this. But however it gets done, there are certain things politically that are difficult to do. Like a carbon tax. Yes. It wouldn't necessarily be my first choice for how to deal with it, but at least they're dealing with it. Let's dip into the mailbag. Brian. This is a message from Nick. Hello, Brian and James. I live in New England, and recently got a 2022 Ford Mac E. That is an electric vehicle, small crossover. Right. My battery life, as he calls it, was originally at 230 miles. He means range. So the range of that car when he first got it was 230 miles or 370 colder out. It is 170 miles and 274. So it's a lot. About 100, roughly of range. So I know about range decreasing in colder weather. My question is, does the range come back when the weather gets warmer? With the cost of new EVs, a range of 170 miles is not acceptable. Fan of the show since day one. Thanks. Wow. Thanks. How many episodes? 140. Congratulations, Nick. Thank you for sticking with us. So, yes, I would be bold. Enough to say that I think, James, you and I are the two leading experts in the world on EVs and cold weather. Yes. You've come to the right place, Nick, because Alaska has nothing on us. We're in the Southern Canadian prairies where it gets to -40 and it has recently not this year, but it has and -40 celsius is the same as -40 fahrenheit that's where the two scales cross over. Yeah, it does get that cold here. So I don't know everything about how the mach e battery meter works, but yeah, usually the range on any car is calculated on your recent trips. So if your recent trips have been in the cold then your car is going to be smart enough to figure, okay, well, the next trip is going to be so I assume that range will come back in the summer. Of course it will. But in a way, Brian, this is a stupid question for us, to us, for people like us. But that concerns me that the people buying EVs, really, that there are things that this would be scary to somebody nick's, obviously an EV enthusiast, but a regular person who doesn't care, who just goes out and buys their next car, might be very concerned about this if they don't know about it. That's right. You're going to look at the range thing. Now, the one thing I can recommend is I don't know if you can do this in your car, but in a Tesla you can change the battery to percentage rather than miles. Or kilometers. So when I first bought my car, it would give me the range in kilometers and started around 400 km. But then you tend to get obsessed about that range and every time you plug it in, it's like, oh, it's 5 km less than it was last time I charged it. So I just switched it to percentage. And so then you don't end up obsessing about that mileage. But then if you're going on a trip, you use the trip calculator. And the trip calculator will tell you in a Tesla that gives you a graph that says, okay, you'll get at your destination and your battery will be 20%. And that's what you monitor. And sometimes it's a little bit off in a Tesla. Now these days, about 5% error. Is that's pretty good though? Actually for this they are getting better. It used to be about a 10% error where it would tell you, oh, your battery will be 20% at your destination and then you'd get there and it would be more like 10%. Yeah, is way worse though. So we're slowing down that's one tip. Yeah, it's switching it to percentage and not worrying about it. Now when you get to the summer and it is not giving you the same range, it is always possible that your battery has cells that have deteriorated or something. So it is something you have to keep an eye on, but presumably that will come back. Yeah. And the way we do it on the Leaf is you put in the little data reader you buy on Amazon. It's a bluetooth device. For $20. It hooks up to an app for your car that's made by a third party. Mine is called Leaf Spy. Tesla is a little different because they have a different connector. I don't know how you guys do it or even if you need to, but there would be if you got into this, you can see how your battery is doing and know the state of health of it, but this means nothing. Okay, so let's say you lived in Hawaii where it's the same temperature every day. If you drove like a mad person for a day or two, it would show that you have a lesser battery, right. Because you're driving with a heavy lead foot. But if you're driving like a nun, then you're going very slow and gentle and that's going to show a higher range. It's not really showing what your battery is capable of, it's just what it's capable of based on your recent driving. And that is a weird concept to get around to people. And also I mentioned too, it is typical for batteries to lose range like battery degradation. And the typical formula seems to be you are going to lose about 5% of your battery in the first couple of years and then it kind of slows out. So I assume my battery has lost about 5% of its capacity but I don't know exactly how I would confirm that. Yeah, and it's not something you should obsess about. You should know that when you buy the evidence, buy bigger than you think you need, and then you don't worry about that. Right. That's always a good thing. But there's lots we can talk about here very quickly. Okay. Now, the first thing is that in winter, a gas car loses range. You just don't notice it. You're not thinking about that. Right. There's many factors. There is the dense winter air, so your aerodynamics are off. This affects EVs a little bit more because they're more efficient. And they're also usually more dependent on the aerodynamics of the vehicle for efficiency. So if you put winter tires on, that's going to be less efficient, for sure. That could lose you 10%. It could lose even more depending on what your tires there's the snow on the ground or ice on the ground. The fact that it's just not a smooth, rolling surface. It's like if you're pedaling a bike through snow, it's going to be harder to pedal that bike. There are different factors like that the battery becomes less strong in cold weather. When the battery is cold, it's chemically not capable of holding as much of a charge. It can't hold as much of a charge, the battery, in colder weather. And don't forget that you're using your battery to heat your cabin. That is a lot of heat. Even if it's a heat pump, even if it's just not that cold, but a little bit cold, you're still using a lot of energy. In fact, it's different in every car. Your car is a PTC heater. Mine is, too. So it's just like a toaster. It's like red hot elements heating up. That's the least efficient. And then the heat pumps. Sometimes there's both a heat pump and a PTC heater. Sometimes there's just a heat pump that uses less energy, but it's still using energy. Brian yeah. When I checked in, the Mustang Machoe does not have a heat pump heater. So it has a normal oh, really? Heater, which is not as energy efficient. So you're definitely going to lose range with that. Yeah, you're definitely going to use range. Unless you're using it to make these long trips on the highway, then that's when the only time you really need to concern yourself. Unless you have a long commute, for the most part. If you can charge every night at home, just don't think about it. Nick. Don't think about it. Enjoy your fast heating car and your efficiency and how wonderful it is. And, you know, keep us up to date, too, as you drive it through the winter, because we're not in the worst part of winter yet. Drop us a line again and how you like the car and how it made it through the winter. Yeah. And it's really only on road trips that you ever need to think About It. If you're just driving around the city like you said, you charge at home, you're always going to have enough. With Tesla, they spaced the superchargers about 150 km apart. Roughly. It varies a bit. So that's about 100 miles apart. If you're going to go nick on a road trip. You want to make sure that there is a charging station. Roughly every 100 miles and you should be fine like around here when it does get -40 I don't think it's going to get to -40 where nick is so he's probably not going to have to worry about it. But they based on about right. So mine. I've got the standard range. Tesla model. Three and it can just barely make it between chargers when it's -40. If it's only -20. -15 celsius. I mean it's not constantly -40 but we call that the worst case scenario around here. Okay. EV drivers call that you want to be prepared for the worst case scenario. We've gone years without it getting that cold. Yeah. And then the last couple of years, it's gotten a few days. That cold. So you want to be prepared for those days. And it's usually only that cold overnight. But last winter, and this was covered on the podcast, I drove up to Saskatoon and The Daytime Temperatures was -36 Celsius, which is about -32 Fahrenheit daytime Temperatures. This was at Noon, and that's what I had to drive through and just kind of barely made it in my Standard Range car. Yeah. So that's an issue. And another thing to keep in mind is if you are doing highway trips so that in winter it charges slower, the battery can't take the charge as fast because it's like regenerative braking too. You can't put your brakes back into the battery pack as well when it's cold. No, that's kind of the biggest thing for me because summer road trips, I'm only spending about 20 minutes at the charger. But the winter road trips in these cold conditions, it's more like you're spending an hour at the charger. And at that point, it gets annoying. And I'm at the point now where if this winter, I have to drive up to Saskatoon and it's -40, I'm going to take a gas car because I just don't want that. I have to wait an hour at the charging station. The worst case scenario in the worst place in the world is what we're talking about. And we tell people around here that you could lose up to 50%. It varies from car to car. I've heard somebody talking to about 17% in his ionic five when it wasn't too cold. Okay, but that's, like, the worst worst case scenario. Now, if you're driving around the city and you do 60 miles in a day, at the very worst, and you have 170 miles, who cares? You plug in at night, it's going to charge the same way as it always does. If. You're on the highway and it takes you a half hour to charge, it might take you an hour to charge. And that's a major change, too, in habits to be aware of. Yeah. And of course, electric cars, they're not as efficient on the highway as they are in the city. Higher speeds are tougher for electric cars. You drain the battery a lot faster. And I really wish that when they publicized the range for electric cars, that they did a highway figure and a city figure. I think that's the way it should be done. But they don't do that. They pick a number kind of somewhere in between the two. Yeah, but you'll get used to this, Nick. There's a lot of weird little things that people fret about when they try something new. I did it. Brian did it. It's normal. We EV owners tend to think too much, but just enjoy the car. You'll get used to it. And tell your friends about it. Time for the lightning round of fast paced look at the rest of the news. And Brian, we've overstayed her welcome, which is good because I don't have a lot of stories. This week. Rivian starts international deliveries of the R one T, rather, and the R one S in Canada. So you've seen one here, right? Yeah. It must have been an American one that drove up over the border, because I saw one on the road. But yeah, officially, deliveries of the Ribbean just started in Canada. Now, post the IRA, the inflation reduction at next era expects wind with storage will cost $14 per megawatt hour United States later this decade. This is only because this act was passed. And solar with batteries, $17 per mega, 1 hour. This is down because of this act. This is how much the IRA is going to affect everything and speed things up, if I may say. Yeah, for sure. This is a Brian story. I can't believe you didn't see this one, Brian. There's a induction oven maker who has added a battery to their stoves. Lithium battery. This is because, I guess some of these induction stoves use a lot of draw, right? Yeah. And some places aren't wired for it. And you'd have to get an extra panel if your panels full. So they've solved that problem. Interestingly with putting a battery in a stove. That makes a lot of sense. Yeah. So the big draw when you need it comes from the batteries. Well, we talked about this before in terms of heat pump, water heaters, because that's a similar problem with those, because you tend to need a few thousand watts to run those, I think up to 7000 watts to run an induction cooktop. So that's a lot of juice. It's one of the reasons I did a panel upgrade on my house. But it cost a few thousand dollars to go from 100 amp to 200 amp. So I guess the idea is you can charge up this battery and so it can draw more power. You can sort of just plug it into in a regular outlet, as it was, but with the battery have much bigger output. Right. So that solves that problem. But it's just weird, that sort of appliance with a battery in it. And I imagine it adds to the price, but it's cheaper than maybe rewiring your house, if you want to do that. So I thought I thought it was quite interesting BYD the Chinese, mostly EV maker and bus maker has sold as 3,000,000th, Bee, V or PHEV. I thought that was an interesting milestone. Some are plug in hybrids, but that's still an impressive number. Oh, it's time for a CS. Past 636 fossil fuel lobbyists were preying on government delegations at Cock.   Oily bastards. That's a lot. Scotland approves a 38 megawatt solar plant next door to a closed nuclear plant. And guess how much the objections were in the community? Zero. No objects were their objections. Will they put up a nuclear plant? Probably. Probably. Some concern solar. Not so harmful, not so scary. A village in the French Alps this is from CNN demolishes its ski lift because there's no snow left. It hasn't snowed in years. lack of snow meant that the last time it ran was about 15 years ago, and just for one weekend. And since then, it has not been. This is sad. Sad. This is why the Winter Olympics will now be held in Qatar with fake snow and perhaps potato flakes. Finally, this week, India is looking to produce its own solar modules to meet all of its demand and then some. That's right. India requires a lot of solar, and they want to make it themselves. You know, it makes sense. Perfectly capable country of ramping up something like this. I'm looking for takers for a $2.4 billion in government aid to offer stimulation to domestic manufacturing of solar equipment. They want to do all of their solar and export all as well. That's great news. That is our time for this week and a bunch more. I apologize to myself more than anything. My body wasn't ready to go long. It was ready to go short this week, and I went long. So see you next week. See you next week. Bye.

Mainstreet Cape Breton
Helping boys build healthier relationships

Mainstreet Cape Breton

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 13:50


GuysWork, a pilot project designed to help boys and young men navigate the intense pressures and expectations around masculinity, has received $1 million in funding to expand throughout Atlantic Canada.

The Recruitment Flex
Catfishing

The Recruitment Flex

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 33:52


Talking about the weather is the lowest form of conversation, yet we went there, debating snowfall levels in our frozen city. Looking back at demand for recruitment talent;  April of 2020 hit rock bottom & March 2022 smashed the record.   Know when to walk away, we offer our sage advice before you apply to a Manager of TA role. Recruitment Insights Layoffs in the tech sector can be unsettling; yet the same companies are still recruiting.   When you career pages boasts about how diverse and accepting your company is; but the reality is,  its no where close - that's Catfishing job seekers Shocking news out of Atlantic Canada. New Brunswick does the walk of shame, exposing a disgusting loophole that allows employers to pay as little as $0.30 per hour to people with disabilities. 

The Current
Frustration in Atlantic Canada as storm Fiona cleanup drags on

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 48:31


It's been more than a month since post-tropical storm Fiona ripped through Atlantic Canada, wreaking destruction on homes, businesses and infrastructure. We talk to people about their frustrations — and the long and difficult road ahead.

The Decibel
Recovery stalls in Prince Edward Island a month after Fiona

The Decibel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 18:03


It's been a month since post-tropical storm Fiona slammed into Atlantic Canada, causing huge amounts of devastation. In Prince Edward Island, thousands of trees came down, houses were destroyed, and people remained without power for weeks. Amidst a labour shortage, recovery efforts in the province are moving slowly.The Globe's Greg Mercer visited PEI recently and spoke to people picking up the pieces after Fiona about what comes next.Questions? Comments? Ideas? Email us at thedecibel@globeandmail.com

Caregiver's Compass
From inpatient nurse to caregiving consultant- how losing her job and burning out resulted in finding a daily passion for helping others- With Karen Lake (Episode 57)

Caregiver's Compass

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 29:50


In this episode, Stephanie speaks to nurse and caregiving consultant, Karen Lake, as she discusses how she went from caring for patients as a nurse in an inpatient hospital setting to providing consultations and assisting caregivers with their overall support systems and system navigation. About Karen Lake: Karen proudly works as a professional Caregiving Consultant and Care Navigator; called to offer this service to families after working as a Registered Nurse in Home Health Care for 25 years. She has a special passion for supporting, guiding, and directing family members to be the best they can be in their caregiving role, to help them make informed choices, to be prepared and to confidently navigate the complex issues that come with caring for a loved one. Karen has seen the emotional struggles that family members face as they attempt to balance caregiving with the other demands of life; children, career, retirement and illness. And so, she has made it her mission to serve and support family members of aging loved ones in the Fredericton area, and beyond.Gathering her years of experience and expertise, she has carefully crafted comprehensive programs that are tailored to meet each family's specific needs. When not supporting her clients, she collaborates on other projects, such as the first ever Death Expo in Atlantic Canada, Caregivers Wellness Retreats, Caregiver Wellness Expos and has more recently ventured into the world of research working on several projects that support Family Caregivers.Find Karen:On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KarenLakeCaresOn her website http://www.karenlake.caVisit us on our website:www.compassionincaregiving.comJoin our FREE Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/compassioncaregiverconnectionFor more visit our Instagram! @compassionincaregiving

RecTech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast
Fundings and Acquisitions

RecTech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 6:05


Dandi Technologies, an analytics platform for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, emerged from stealth today. The company unveiled a first-of-its-kind DEI analytics solution used by people leaders to pinpoint equity gaps in the employee journey and implement data-driven solutions to workforce diversity challenges.  They also announced $3.7M in seed funding. https://hrtechfeed.com/dei-analytics-platform-announces-seed-funding/ TaTiO, a future of work company that uses AI to help companies fill open positions with qualified workers, today announced the completion of a $5.3 million seed round led by Mensch Capital Partners and Cresson Management, with participation from Cerca Discovery, Tau Ventures Ltd., Techstars, and GoodCompany. TaTiO sources and vets job seekers with their AI work experience simulations and provides employers with pre-qualified candidates to interview. https://hrtechfeed.com/tatio-raises-5-3m-to-help-understaffed-companies-access-americas-untapped-workforce-with-ai/ Fresh off a round of funding, The Muse a job site/employer branding company, has acquired the largest career community for women, FairyGodBoss. This acquisition combines the largest online career community for Gen Z and millennial candidates with the largest online career community for women, to create a new “powerhouse in the next-gen hiring space” according to the company. https://www.jobboardsecrets.com/2022/10/12/the-muse-begins-job-board-acquisition-spree/ CareerBeacon, the leading online recruitment and talent acquisition site in Atlantic Canada, announced today its acquisition of the employer branding platform, Ruutly.  https://hrtechfeed.com/careerbeacon-acquires-employer-brand-tool/

HRchat Podcast
CareerBeacon Acquires Ruutly with Yves Boudreau and Ryan Porter

HRchat Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 24:43


CareerBeacon, the leading online recruitment and talent acquisition site in Atlantic Canada, announced yesterday its acquisition of the employer branding platform, Ruutly. Ruutly powers 13,000+ job postings and 4000+ social share images and is currently active in 35+ countries and 12+ languages. Ruutly's visual job posting transformations have improved its clients' quarterly job posting view rates by up to 54% and apply click rates by as much as 152%. CareerBeacon's acquisition of Ruutly will enable more companies to highlight their employer brand with ease and where it matters most: the job postingYves Boudreau, CareerBeacon founder and CEO says the acquisition of Ruutly's technology and hire of the company's Founder and CEO, Ryan Porter, is a core part of its investment in continuing to push the need forward in recruitment with visual, contextualized job postings that are proven to make better connections with job seekers.Listen to this conversation Bill Banham had with Ryan and Yves a few days before the big announcement. Hear firsthand what they have to say about the acquisition and what it means for today's HR and recruitment space. About CareerBeaconCareerBeacon is one of Canada's leading recruitment and talent acquisition sites dedicated to supporting employers in finding and managing fresh new talent and helping job seekers find great career opportunities. For more information, please visit careerbeacon.com.About RuutlyRuutly is an employer branding platform for talent acquisition and recruitment teams looking to align their job postings with the consumer expectations of candidates. Ruutly empowers employers to create meaningful candidate experiences in every one of their job postings. For more information, please visit ruutly.com. We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely independent of The HR Gazette, HRchat Podcast and Iceni Media Inc.   

Mornings with Simi
Full Show: Deaths rise among the unhoused, Inflation affecting charities & What you see is what you pay for

Mornings with Simi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 64:45


00:00 - As post-tropical storm Fiona devastated much of Atlantic Canada last month, Robert Way watched in horror as hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall wreaked havoc across much of the region. Guest: Robert Way, Queen's University geography professor and climate change researcher. 07:55 - Is it possible to change the day that Halloween falls on? Guest: Raji Sohal, CKNW Contributor 13:17 - Jurors ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Wednesday to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims' relatives and an FBI agent. Guest: Wendy Gillette, CBS News Correspondent 17:23 - Part 1: The number of deaths among British Columbia's unhoused population jumped 75 per cent between 2020 and 2021, according to the BC Coroners Service. Guest: Guy Felicella, Harm reduction advocate, overcame drug addiction 25:43 - Part 2: The number of deaths among British Columbia's unhoused population jumped 75 per cent between 2020 and 2021, according to the BC Coroners Service. Guest: Eric Chapman, CKNW Contributor 31:21 - Surrey Election - The Future of Public Safety. Each of the five major mayoral candidates from Surrey will get a chance to explain and discuss their public safety platforms Guest: Jinny Sims, Surrey mayoral candidate for Surrey Forward. 42:39 - The soaring cost of food might make you shop for groceries differently. But for charitable organizations that depend on reasonable costs to serve the community, inflation can have devastating effects. Guest: CKNW Contributor Raji Sohal interviewed Christine Morettin, manager, administrator, driver at Meals on Wheels 50:40 - Is it the start of a welcome trend in B.C. or just a way of passing along the cost of being an employer to customers? Guest: Ian Tostenson, president of the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association.

National Pharmaceutical Congress Podcast
S08 E02 Patient Adherence and Data

National Pharmaceutical Congress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 30:11


Dr. Greg Patey, CEO of Blue Charm Adherence Inc., talks about patient adherence programs, helping patients access medicine, and IT startups in Atlantic Canada. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit healthbiz.substack.com

Information Morning Fredericton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)

​The Stampeders are touring Atlantic Canada and have a show in Fredericton tonight. ​Jeanne Armstrong spoke to ​drummer Kim Berly​, who has been a member of the band since the beginning​.​

Talking Radical Radio
Migrant worker organizing in Nova Scotia

Talking Radical Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 28:17


In episode #491 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Stacey Gomez, a migrant justice organizer with No One Is Illegal - Halifax/Kjipuktuk. They talk about the group's work as the first grassroots effort in Atlantic Canada to organize with migrant agricultural workers. (Observant listeners may have noticed that the number of this week's episode is quite a bit higher than last week's -- over the weekend, I discovered two errors in numbering from back in 2019 that meant there had been 17 more episodes than I was counting. I have now gone through all of the SoundCloud posts since that time and fixed them!) For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: https://talkingradical.ca/2022/10/11/radio-migrant-worker-organizing-in-nova-scotia/

TGOR
Mornings October 6, 2022 Hour 2

TGOR

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 40:14


Senators in Atlantic Canada for Kraft Hockeyville, T.J. Oshie hurt in preseason play, NHL over/under bets and Alex DeBrincat extension rumours.

Shift (NB)
EV Batteries

Shift (NB)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 11:10


With the growing popularity of electric vehicles, there's increased demand for EV batteries. The CBC's Mariam Mesbah tells us about the economic opportunities that exist in Atlantic Canada for the production of these batteries.

Canada's Podcast
Doing business with the 2nd most consumed beverage on the planet - New Brunswick - Canada's Podcast

Canada's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 24:43


Tracy Bell is a corporate exec turned start-up CEO. In 2016, a health scare in the family prompted Tracy and her husband to reimagine the way tea is processed in an effort to extract more antioxidants. That concept led to the creation of a new category of tea - called Fresh-Leaf TEA - and a product that is being called "the future of tea" by industry leaders. In 2017 their innovation was named Best New Product (Innovation category) at World Tea Expo. And in 2019 Millennia TEA was one of eight companies globally selected for participation in the #1 food innovation accelerator in the world, Food-X, in New York City. Before Millennia TEA, Tracy worked as PR strategist and television reporter, receiving national and international accolades for her work. Originally from Southern Ontario, Tracy has lived in Atlantic Canada for 15+ years and considers herself a full-fledged Maritimer. Tracy and her husband Rory live in New Brunswick with their two (awesome!) kids. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada's economy. To support Canada's businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

The Big Story
The Aftermath: What Fiona changed forever

The Big Story

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 19:37


Almost two weeks after Fiona hit Atlantic Canada, many communities are still picking up the pieces. In others, there are very few pieces to pick up—because homes and businesses are just ... gone. Thousands are still without power, and don't know when or if they'll return to their communities.As the scale of the destruction becomes clear, what does the rest of Canada need to know about what happened here? What's being done to help those who have lost everything? What's to come in the next few weeks and months? And the real question: What's it like to live your life next to the sea, only to realize it won't be the same in the years and decades to come?GUEST: Greg Mercer, Atlantic Canada reporter, The Globe and Mail

CBC Newfoundland Morning
Professor Jack Rozdilsky says an early lesson we can take away from post-tropical storm Fiona is that evacuations of homes - and how they are done - are critical

CBC Newfoundland Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 6:34


Communities across Atlantic Canada are still reeling from the fallout of post-tropical storm Fiona. The situation has been challenging for many people, and has even completely changed lives. Professor Jack Rozdilsky of York University in Toronto says it's important to reflect on how effectively evacuation orders work, to move people from their homes

The Elev8 Podcast
World War 3 May Have Begun

The Elev8 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 74:21


Big things have taken place this week! First we talk the clean up and rebuild post Hurricane Fiona hitting Atlantic Canada, and our government's response to it. We address Italy electing a nationalist leader, the destruction of the Nord Stream Pipeline in the Baltic Sea, and lastly we chat the province of Alberta demanding the RCMP ignore the Trudeau government's gun ban. There is so much going on internationally, but as well as here within our own border in Canada, and we cover it all! Buy Elev8 Stickers: https://store.elev8podcast.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@elev8podcast Intro and Hurricane Fiona Retrospective - 00:00 Fisheries & Oceans - 13:10 The new Dahmer Netflix show - 19:10 Did Italy just elect a Far Right Extremist? - 25:15 Was Destruction of the Nord Stream Pipeline Deliberate? - 36:00 Alberta ignores Gun regulations - 49:30 Amazons new robot assistant - 1:10:00

Roy Green Show
Oct 2: Nadine Osmond, Town clerk, Port aux Basques, Nfld. Firsthand account of Fiona Fallout

Roy Green Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 9:27


As the destruction of hurricane Ian is totaled in Florida and South Carolina, we follow up a week after the destruction caused by FIONA to Atlantic Canada. What are two of the region's most devasted communities experiencing? Both of our guests were on air with us last Sunday immediately following their emergency/disaster declarations. Guest: Nadine Osmond. Town clerk. Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Roy Green Show
Oct 2: Gordon MacDonald. Dist. 1 CR, CBRM, Follow-Up on Fiona's Impact Atlantic Canada

Roy Green Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 8:10


As the destruction of hurricane Ian is totaled in Florida and South Carolina, we follow up a week after the destruction caused by FIONA to Atlantic Canada. What are two of the region's most devasted communities experiencing? Both of our guests were on air with us last Sunday immediately following their emergency/disaster declarations. Guest: Gordon MacDonald. District 1 councillor, CBRM (Cape Breton Regional Municipality) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The National: At Issue Video Podcast
The carbon tax debate and climate change | At Issue

The National: At Issue Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 18:45


Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre calls on the federal government to cancel its planned increase to the carbon tax in response to the rising cost of living. But the debate comes just days after post-tropical storm Fiona devastated parts of Atlantic Canada. Plus, what another François Legault victory could mean for the federal government and for Quebec.

The Food Professor
Living in the Eye of the Storm and Special Guest Peter McLaughlin,  President at ANNE of Green Gables Chocolates

The Food Professor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 46:36


Sylvain living his life at the eye of the storm this past weekend as Atlantic Canada got pummelled by an epic storm -  and we talk about another storm, his call out for grocers to freeze pricing…Our special guest on this episode is based in PEI, Peter McLaughlin President and Managing Partner at ANNE of Green Gables Chocolates A reminder to everyone we will podcasting live and interviewing a whole slate of guests at the upcoming Coffee Association of Canada Conference, in Toronto at the Globe and Mail Centre….November 14…..get your tickets today and come by and say hi We update the listeners on the global food impacts of the Ukraine war - from a food perspective some grains have flowed out of their ports - but take us through the state of fertilizer, your level of concern for Africa and the middle east, Europe, and overall the global supply of grains  etc.About PeterPeter McLaughlin was born on Prince Edward Island, one of the four Atlantic provinces in eastern Canada. He earned his BS degree from St. Francis Xavier University and his master's degree from the University of New Brunswick. From 2016 to 2018, he was president of Interbake Foods in Richmond, Virginia, a leading North American private-label biscuit, cracker, baked dairy products, and filling equipment manufacturer. He was with Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest food retailer with food distribution divisions across the country, for nearly 20 years. He was president, Emerging Business Division and senior vice president of several businesses including National Wholesale and Deli, Home Meal Replacement & Bakery. From 2012 – 2016, he chaired Loblaw's Diversity and Inclusion Council. Peter and his wife, Niki, have two sons, Riley (age 21) and Brogan (age 19) and a daughter, Bayley (age 18).About UsDr. Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor in food distribution and policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-food Analytics Lab, also located at Dalhousie University. Before joining Dalhousie, he was affiliated with the University of Guelph's Arrell Food Institute, which he co-founded. Known as “The Food Professor”, his current research interest lies in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety. Google Scholar ranks him as one of the world's most cited scholars in food supply chain management, food value chains and traceability.He has authored five books on global food systems, his most recent one published in 2017 by Wiley-Blackwell entitled “Food Safety, Risk Intelligence and Benchmarking”. He has also published over 500 peer-reviewed journal articles in several academic publications. Furthermore, his research has been featured in several newspapers and media groups, including The Lancet, The Economist, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Foreign Affairs, the Globe & Mail, the National Post and the Toronto Star.Dr. Charlebois sits on a few company boards, and supports many organizations as a special advisor, including some publicly traded companies. Charlebois is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Business Scientific Institute, based in Luxemburg. Dr. Charlebois is a member of the Global Food Traceability Centre's Advisory Board based in Washington DC, and a member of the National Scientific Committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in Ottawa.Michael LeBlanc  is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice.   He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience, and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career.  Michael is the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts including Canada's top retail industry podcast,       The Voice of Retail, plus  Global E-Commerce Tech Talks  ,      The Food Professor  with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois and now in its second season, Conversations with CommerceNext!  You can learn more about Michael   here  or on     LinkedIn. Be sure and check out Michael's latest venture for fun and influencer riches - Last Request Barbecue,  his YouTube BBQ cooking channel!

Between The Rows
Farming after Fiona, taking 4-H further

Between The Rows

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 24:09


Crop and livestock producers across Atlantic Canada are gauging losses -- and counting blessings -- after Fiona stormed through the region last weekend. Tim Marsh, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, considers the damages yet to be tallied in some parts of that province, and affected farmers' next steps. Also: youth at Williams Lake First Nation interested in working with livestock get to Learn To Do By Doing, no matter what sort of access they'd otherwise have to the industry. Lisa Guenther talks to Julia Flinton about the B.C. 4-H club's approach to educational opportunities. Hosted by Dave Bedard.

Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)
What do you need to know before you file a storm related insurance claim?

Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 8:49


Many people across Atlantic Canada are assessing property damage, and reaching for their insurance policies in the wake of post-tropical storm Fiona. Jenn MacLeod from the Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia joins us to talk about some of the most common concerns.

The Current
Narrow escapes and immense loss: Port aux Basques, N.L., residents on Fiona's devastating impact

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 19:47


People in Atlantic Canada are just starting to grapple with storm Fiona's devastating impact. Matt Galloway talks to Port aux Basques, N.L., residents Brian Osmond, who was almost swept out to sea; and Vanessa Farrell, whose home was partially destroyed. We also hear from Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey about what his government is doing to help.

The Current
Atlantic Canada picking up the pieces after post-tropical storm Fiona

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 46:07


Matt Galloway talks to people assessing the damage after post-tropical storm Fiona washed away infrastructure and left thousands without power in Atlantic Canada.

News Headlines in Morse Code at 25 WPM

Morse code transcription: vvv vvv People smuggler I get clients to sign a waiver Hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada after Fiona rumbles north Family travel world before children go blind Live Updates Now Hurricane Ians path shifts closer to Sarasota Manatee, hurricane watch in effect Nasa spacecraft lining up to smash into an asteroid At least 7 children among dead after attacker opens fire at school in Russia Gov. Gavin Newsom rejects mandatory kindergarten law Liz Cheney If Donald Trump is the nominee, I wont be a Republican. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Russias war in Ukraine, U.S. China Relations, the Iran nuclear deal and more Shinzo Abe Why a state funeral for slain ex PM is controversial Italy election victors aim for rare political stability Suspect, 2 victims IDd after chaotic unsanctioned car rally in Wildwood turns deadly WITH RAW VIDEO Kenya Kiambu building collapse Rescue efforts under way Meadows texts reveal direct White House communications with pro Trump operative behind plans to seize voting machines Pressure on Kwarteng as sterling slide continues Italy elections Giorgia Melonis right wing alliance ahead Deadly gun attack at Russian school Rihanna to headline Super Bowl half time show Pound sterling Currency hits all time low against dollar

This Morning With Gordon Deal
This Morning with Gordon Deal September 26, 2022

This Morning With Gordon Deal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022


Ian could become catastrophic, hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada, John Cena sets new Guinness World Record.

News Headlines in Morse Code at 20 WPM

Morse code transcription: vvv vvv Family travel world before children go blind Deadly gun attack at Russian school People smuggler I get clients to sign a waiver Gov. Gavin Newsom rejects mandatory kindergarten law Kenya Kiambu building collapse Rescue efforts under way Italy election victors aim for rare political stability Meadows texts reveal direct White House communications with pro Trump operative behind plans to seize voting machines Suspect, 2 victims IDd after chaotic unsanctioned car rally in Wildwood turns deadly WITH RAW VIDEO Shinzo Abe Why a state funeral for slain ex PM is controversial Hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada after Fiona rumbles north At least 7 children among dead after attacker opens fire at school in Russia Liz Cheney If Donald Trump is the nominee, I wont be a Republican. Rihanna to headline Super Bowl half time show Nasa spacecraft lining up to smash into an asteroid Live Updates Now Hurricane Ians path shifts closer to Sarasota Manatee, hurricane watch in effect Italy elections Giorgia Melonis right wing alliance ahead Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Russias war in Ukraine, U.S. China Relations, the Iran nuclear deal and more Pressure on Kwarteng as sterling slide continues Pound sterling Currency hits all time low against dollar

News Headlines in Morse Code at 15 WPM

Morse code transcription: vvv vvv Liz Cheney If Donald Trump is the nominee, I wont be a Republican. At least 7 children among dead after attacker opens fire at school in Russia Shinzo Abe Why a state funeral for slain ex PM is controversial Deadly gun attack at Russian school Gov. Gavin Newsom rejects mandatory kindergarten law Italy elections Giorgia Melonis right wing alliance ahead Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Russias war in Ukraine, U.S. China Relations, the Iran nuclear deal and more Nasa spacecraft lining up to smash into an asteroid Family travel world before children go blind Italy election victors aim for rare political stability Live Updates Now Hurricane Ians path shifts closer to Sarasota Manatee, hurricane watch in effect Pound sterling Currency hits all time low against dollar Kenya Kiambu building collapse Rescue efforts under way Rihanna to headline Super Bowl half time show Pressure on Kwarteng as sterling slide continues People smuggler I get clients to sign a waiver Hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada after Fiona rumbles north Suspect, 2 victims IDd after chaotic unsanctioned car rally in Wildwood turns deadly WITH RAW VIDEO Meadows texts reveal direct White House communications with pro Trump operative behind plans to seize voting machines

CTV Power Play Podcast
Power Play #1330: Military Deploying to Atlantic Canada; Minister LeBlanc & His Stem Cell Donor

CTV Power Play Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 46:49


Vanessa Lee, CTV News; Andrew Furey, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier; Dominic LeBlanc, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister; Jonathan Kehl, stem cell donor; Annie Bergeron-Oliver, CTV News; Justin Ling, freelance journalist; and Sandy Garossino, National Observer.

News Headlines in Morse Code at 10 WPM

Morse code transcription: vvv vvv People smuggler I get clients to sign a waiver Kenya Kiambu building collapse Rescue efforts under way Hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada after Fiona rumbles north Pound sterling Currency hits all time low against dollar Italy elections Giorgia Melonis right wing alliance ahead Deadly gun attack at Russian school Gov. Gavin Newsom rejects mandatory kindergarten law Pressure on Kwarteng as sterling slide continues Meadows texts reveal direct White House communications with pro Trump operative behind plans to seize voting machines Italy election victors aim for rare political stability Family travel world before children go blind Suspect, 2 victims IDd after chaotic unsanctioned car rally in Wildwood turns deadly WITH RAW VIDEO Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Russias war in Ukraine, U.S. China Relations, the Iran nuclear deal and more Liz Cheney If Donald Trump is the nominee, I wont be a Republican. Live Updates Now Hurricane Ians path shifts closer to Sarasota Manatee, hurricane watch in effect Shinzo Abe Why a state funeral for slain ex PM is controversial Rihanna to headline Super Bowl half time show At least 7 children among dead after attacker opens fire at school in Russia Nasa spacecraft lining up to smash into an asteroid

Front Burner
Fiona's path of destruction

Front Burner

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 23:18


After Hurricane Fiona lashed the Caribbean last week, it landed in Canso, N.S., Saturday morning as a post-tropical storm. It then began its path of destruction through Atlantic Canada. While the level of devastation in Canada doesn't compared to places like Puerto Rico, Fiona has still caused significant damage throughout parts of the Maritimes. It's torn through homes, flooded streets, toppled power lines and caused at least one death. Today, Halifax-based CBC reporter Brett Ruskin joins us to talk about Fiona's devastation in Atlantic Canada, and how people are coping.

Roy Green Show
Sept 25: Nadine Osmond, Town clerk of Port aux Basques N.L. on Fiona

Roy Green Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 11:26


The destruction caused by storm Fiona in Atlantic Canada. Guest: Nadine Osmond. Town clerk, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Community devastated by Fiona.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Cross Country Checkup from CBC Radio
Sept. 25, 2022 - What impact is Fiona having on you?

Cross Country Checkup from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 66:48


Atlantic Canada is beginning to assess the damage and clean up after post-tropical storm Fiona swept through the region, washing away homes and knocking out power from intense, hurricane-strength winds and torrential rains.

Joe & Joe Weather Show
Hurricane Fiona Nova Scotia Newfoundland, New Tropical Storm Will Form Caribbean, Risk Grow Florida

Joe & Joe Weather Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 87:10


The Joe & Joe Weather Show is LIVE 7:30pm Major Hurricane Fiona 130 mph winds, category 4 hurricane is nearing Nova Scotia tonight and a landfall is expected over Eastern Nova Scotial Saturday morning. Hurricane warnings are posted for much of Atlantic Canada including Eastern Nova Scotia and western and southern Newfoundland as well as New Brunswick and surrounding islands. A new tropical depresion in the East Central Caribbean will likely become a tropical storm tonight or Saturday. It is heading west northwestward and it is expected to turn to the northwest over the weekend. The risks for a close pass to Jamaica could put the island in the path of very heavy rainfall. This system is forecast to move into the Eastern Gulf of Mexico next week and the risks for the west coast of Florida are now on the table. Elsewhere the weather has turned to Autumn in the Eastern US as a very cool Canadian air mass is moving eastward with cool temperatures from Maine to Georgia along with dry air and sunshine. Another cold front will bring showers and some thunderstorms later Sunday followed by another cool air mass for next week. We will be looking at all of this including some longer range perspective regarding the cool weather pattern and the potential for the new tropical system. Omni True Value Hardware has what you need if we see risks from tropical storms. http://omnitruevalue.com You can support this podcast by subscribing to Patreon for full weather coverage. https://patreon.com/meteorologistjoecioffi

Roy Green Show
Sept 24: David Neil, The Effect of Post-Tropical Storm Fiona on Atlantic Canada

Roy Green Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 7:47


Now post-tropical storm Fiona has brought severe wind, heavy rain and left hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada.   Guest: David Neil. Environment Canada / Canadian Hurricane Centre meteorologist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Power and Politics
Canadian Hurricane Centre says Hurricane Fiona will be 'historic, extreme event'

Power and Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 51:22


Sept. 22, 2023 - Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and Prince Edward Island Deputy Premier Darlene Compton discuss how Atlantic Canada is preparing for Hurricane Fiona. Plus, Senator Peter Boehm talks about the appointment of a new Canadian ambassador to China.

The Climate Recap
Lithuania now leads Europe in energy efficiency retrofits

The Climate Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 12:22


Atlantic Canada braces for Fiona: ‘It's going to hit us in the face.” | PoliticoDozens of heat records smashed in Midwest during late September heatwave | The Washington PostStudy finds ominous rise in wildfire smoke | AxiosWorld leaders pledge more support for nature ahead of UN summit | ReutersClimate-Friendly ‘15-Minute Cities' Get a Powerful Global Push | BloombergParis and New York join climate litigation against TotalEnergies | ReutersTiwi Islanders win court battle with Santos over drilling in traditional waters | The GuardianWhy Lithuania Lead Europe in Mobilizing Green Building Retrofits | BloombergUS ratifies global treaty curbing climate super-pollutants | The Washington PostSenator Joe Manchin unveils bill that would expedite federal energy projects | The GuardianOpinion | Will Bolsonaro stage a coup? Bernie Sanders is warning of the worst | The Washington PostMajor US banks threaten to leave Mark Carney's climate alliance - FT | ReutersSource list: https://heavenly-sceptre-002.notion.site/Climate-Recap-September-23-6dae17de8a8e4f9bbd1673ca572dab77Eco-fascism: The greenwashing of the far right | DW: https://www.dw.com/en/what-is-eco-fascism-the-greenwashing-of-the-far-right-terrorism-climate-change-buffalo-shooter/a-61867605 

Joe & Joe Weather Show
Hurricane Fiona, Bermuda Nova Scotia Newfoundland Joe & Joe Weather Show 7:30PM Guest Bill Goodman

Joe & Joe Weather Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 75:26


The Joe & Joe Weather Show is LIVE 7:30pm Major Hurricane Fiona 130 mph winds, category 4 hurricane is nearing Bermuda tonight. The core of the hurricane will pass just to the northwest of Bermda tonight. Hurricane Watches posted for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and much of Atlantic Canada as Fiona heads to Eastern Nova Scotia Friday night into Saturday morning. A cold front is moving through the the Northeast is passing offshore with very cool Autumn air behind the front. That will move into the East Friday and Saturday with dry weather and below average temperatures. A strong tropical wave is appoaching the Eastern Caribbean. This system has a very high chance of becoming a tropical depression or a tropical storm in the coming days. We will look at the long range implications of this system as it heads to the west northwest. Omni True Value Hardware has what you need if we see risks from tropical storms. http://omnitruevalue.com You can support this podcast by subscribing to Patreon for full weather coverage. https://patreon.com/meteorologistjoecioffi

CBC Newfoundland Morning
A collection of beautiful acrylic paintings celebrating Atlantic Canada climbs to the Globe and Mail's Top 10 Canadian non-fiction books list. The artist behind the book talks about this amazing piece of work

CBC Newfoundland Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 7:03


Most of us wouldn't be able to afford to have 100 pieces of original art in our homes. But a book by a Newfoundland artist allows you to do just that, in the form of a coffee table book, called "The Art of Adam Young." The images in the book portray Atlantic Canada through vibrant and detailed acrylic art, and the book has now made it to the Globe and Mail's Top 10 Best Seller list of Canadian non-fiction. Adam lives in Joe Batt's Arm.

Diversity at Work
When Women Run The Family Construction Business with Heather and Sarah Cruickshanks

Diversity at Work

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 35:44


Heather and Sarah Cruickshanks are a mother-daughter team who runs L.E. Cruickshanks Sheet Metal. They both started their careers in different industries and are now leaders in the construction industry in Atlantic Canada. Highlights - The benefits and challenges of running a family business. - How their company started as a backyard operation and grew to a multimillion-dollar operation by leveraging a transformational leadership approach. - How to transition into the construction industry mid-career. Links: - Free Report: Imposter Syndrome, If You're a Woman in Construction, It's Not - All in Your Head http://ambitiontheory.ca/imposter/ - Watch the Webinar: Gold Seal Certification And Women in Construction https://ambitiontheory.ca/gold-seal-cert/ - L.E. Cruickshanks Sheet Metal https://lecruickshanks.com/ Connect on LinkedIn - Ambition Theory https://www.linkedin.com/company/ambition-theory/ - Andrea Janzen https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/ - Heather Cruickshanks https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-cruickshanks-66843a25/ - Sarah Cruickshanks https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-cruickshanks-ll-b-702a5aa7/

Bob's World with Bob Welch
9/21 5:25a Fiona's track to Atlantic Canada

Bob's World with Bob Welch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 4:08


THIS.. IS BOB'S WORLD… GOOD MORNING I'M BOB WELCH YOU'VE HEARD OF HURRICANE FIONA'S DAMAGE TO THE PUERTO RICAN POWER GRID… AND WHILE YOU'LL NO DOUBT HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT ELSEWHERE… PEOPLE IN ATLANTIC CANADA… ARE BRACING THEMSELVES FOR STRONG WINDS, HEAVY RAINS, AND STORM SURGE ALONG THE COAST. MORE IN A MINUTE.. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bobwelch/message

Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
Examining the legacy of Queen Elizabeth's 70 year reign.

Information Morning Moncton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 7:13


Barry Mackenize is regional coordinator of the Monarchist League in Atlantic Canada, and a professor of history at St. Francis Xavier University.

Hidden Track
Adam Baldwin | East Coast Dark Side

Hidden Track

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 54:52


Out September 23rd, 2022 via Sonic Records, Adam Baldwin's new album Concertos & Serenades is a study of the dark side of East Coast culture. It's a captivating collection of musical short stories and character portraits; a collection which, as Adam tells us in this episode, almost feels like it's halfway between an album and a true-crime podcast.   Adam Baldwin is an acclaimed, award-winning Nova Scotian singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist who's renowned as a brilliant folk-rock troubadour with an honest, earthy approach. He's also widely known for the many years spent he's spent travelling the world, playing alongside fellow Nova Scotia great Matt Mays. But on this much-anticipated new release, Adam's taking a whole new, conceptual approach to his songcraft. With Concertos & Serenades, he presents a strikingly stark and devastatingly dark brand of East Coast raconteurship. Along this ride, we encounter unforgettable characters who often begin with the best of intentions at heart, find themselves ground down by forces beyond their control, and make choices that often lead to disastrous consequences.   Though Adam employs the sort of classic storytelling approach that Nova Scotia's known for, these songs present an updated and unflinching look at the very modern, very troubled community he's called home for his whole life. It's a kind of Nova Scotia noir or East Coast gothic style that, for Adam, accurately reflects the smouldering heartbreak and desperation that he feels is the inescapable undercurrent of small town life in contemporary Atlantic Canada.   As powerful as it is, however, this album very nearly never was. After hitting a low point in his career which found him legitimately preparing to quit the music business that's been his lifelong pursuit, he was suddenly seized with the compulsion to begin exploring and documenting his home community through this inspired suite of homespun musical narratives.   In this conversation, Adam lets us in on how this album came along at the strangest time and was lit by a most surprising spark; he recalls some of the true-life characters and places which inspired these tales; discusses the underlying cultural forces driving these shadowy East Coast yarns; and gives us the inside track on some of the artists who've inspired him creatively - from Springsteen to The Trailer Park Boys to Adam's longtime friend and collaborator, Matt Mays.   Hidden Track is a CKUA production, and is presented by Bent Stick Brewing.

Cape Breton's Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)

One of Atlantic Canada's law firms has expanded. Halifax's McInnes Cooper law firm is reaching into Cape Breton with a merger with Breton Law Group.

Cookbook Love Podcast
Episode 209: Interview with Cookbook Collector and Reviewer Kris Warman

Cookbook Love Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 43:39


Hello and welcome to another episode of the podcast - today I'm excited to have an interview with Kris Warman. Kris lives in Atlantic Canada with her large collection of cookbooks. Kris writes about cookbooks on her blog Ship Shape Eatworthy and is a regular contributor for Peddler, a journal that explores the multi-cultures of food, where she writes about her experiences growing up in a Canadian-Ukrainian family. Today on the podcast we talk about Kris's cookbook collection, her work as a cookbook reviewer and thoughts on what makes a good cookbook, as well as her experience writing for Peddler journal.  Things We Mention In This Episode: Shipshape Eatworthy Blog Shipshape Eatworthy on Instagram Traditional Ukrainian Cookery by Savella Stechishin Free Masterclass: How to Get Paid to Write a Cookbook and Get it Published

Strong Sense of Place
Atlantic Canada: For There Blow Some Cold Nor'westers on the Banks of Newfoundland

Strong Sense of Place

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 63:16


Close your eyes and imagine it: Craggy coastlines with the rumble of crashing surf, sand dunes shaped by the wind off the Atlantic, maybe a lonely lighthouse, and lots of green. The air is bracing, carrying the scent of pine and the sea. Atlantic Canada comprises four provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, plus the three Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, also known as PEI. Lumped together for convenience, each province has its own quirks and charm. You might visit the colorful fishing villages in Nova Scotia or go kayaking in the Bay of Fundy. If Anne Shirley tops your list of best literary heroines, you'll definitely want to make a pilgrimage to PEI. And for Viking lore and teeth-rattling wind — plus puffins, iceberg sightings, and the northern lights — Newfoundland is the place to be. Wherever you land, you're enveloped in the fathomless blue of the sky and sea. It's a dramatic landscape with hardy people and a long history of compelling stories. In this episode, we talk about the lure of buried treasure, pick up a bit of Newfoundland slang, plan a getaway to a posh island hotel, and discuss practically sentient weather. Then we recommend five great books that took us to Atlantic Canada on the page: Crow by Amy Spurway https://bit.ly/3QBrD0r Galore by Michael Crummy https://bit.ly/3PtOrhh My Darling Detective by Howard Norman https://bit.ly/3waEWNo The Boat Who Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat https://bit.ly/3pr2Y2U The Shipping News by Annie Proulx https://bit.ly/3wd40mR As always, you can follow us at: Our web site at Strong Sense of Place Patreon Twitter  Instagram Facebook  

Sickboy
Moms Stop the Harm - Families Impacted By Substance-Use-Related Harms And Deaths

Sickboy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 56:44


Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH) is a network of Canadian families impacted by substance-use-related harms and deaths. They advocate for the change of failed drug policies, provide peer support to grieving families, and assist those with loved ones who use or have used substances. This week the fellas are joined by Emily, a Board of Directors member for Atlantic Canada and Peer facilitator for Holding Hope NB. Emily gives the guys some insight into the important work MSTH does and shares a heartwarming personal story about how she got involved in this work. For more information and resources please visit: https://www.momsstoptheharm.com/ Join the conversation over on Discord: https://discord.gg/expeUDN

Inside the Wooniverse Podcast with Colette Baron-Reid
I TALK TO DEAD PEOPLE | White Eagle Spirit Talker with Shawn Leonard

Inside the Wooniverse Podcast with Colette Baron-Reid

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 58:22


Welcome to the second episode of I TALK TO DEAD PEOPLE, our limited edition podcast series within the Wooniverse, spotlighting five incredible mediums and the art of mediumship! Joining us today is Indigenous Medium Shawn Leonard. Shawn is the star of APTN's ‘Spirit Talker' documentary television series, which follows his travels across Atlantic Canada as he connects people with their loved ones that have passed on, while also reconnecting with his heritage along the way. Shawn is a proud member of the Mi'kmaq peoples and was gifted with the name ‘White Eagle Spirit Talker' by a respected elder. In this conversation, we speak about Shawn's earliest experiences in sensing departed loved ones (like his great-grandparents and father), learning how to trust what you receive and where we go after we die. >>> You can access our Show Notes HERE >>> You can access INSIDE OF THE WOONIVERSE Bonus Material HERE >>>> Click here if you have any questions for Colette, or if you'd like to share any 'A-Ha' moments with us. Your question/comment could appear on a future episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices