This was one of the most fun interviews in my radio career. On Wednesday, we had the chance to sit down with the boys from Simple Plan before their show at Algonquin Commons Theatre. Ottawa was the final Canadian stop on their “No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls: 15th Anniversary Tour.”We also got them to play ‘Beanboozled’, a game where you could be tasting a really good or REALLY GROSS jelly bean. (Yup, someone got a nasty surprise.
The province of Ontario is taking a very serious look at stronger ways to crack down on careless and distracted drivers. According to the government, one person is killed every 17 hours on Ontario’s roads. The current fine for distracted driving is between $300 and $1,000 dollars. The Ontario Liberal government will introduce new legislation this Fall. Here’s what the changes would bring…– First time offenders will get a fine and a 3 day licence suspension.
Hurricane Maria has intensified and is now a category 5 storm. The hurricane gained strength overnight as it made way to warmer waters. Now, the storm path has Puerto Rico is in its sights. Gonzo from our sister stations, Boom 99.7 Ottawa and Boom 101.9 in Cornwall chatted with a young lady named Cody, who is in Puerto Rico preparing for the the storm’s landfall. Click on the Soundcloud link to listen to the full consideration.
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Selecting a term
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