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Episode 126 – A New Standard for Long-Term Care

On this episode our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, explores long term care in Canada. In January of 2022, the Health Standards Organization (HSO)released a draft of proposed changes to Canada’s Long-Term Care Services Guidelines. The draft opened an important discussion around senior care amid the COVID-19 pandemic. How we advocate for seniors today defines what our experience will be as we age. So, we asked Emily to find out more about how Edmontonians are feeling about the proposed changes. Links: See the proposed changes to the Canada’s Long-Term Care Services Guidelines. Check out the HSO’s process to develop a new standard […]

Episode 125 – Scratching the Surface

On this episode, we scratch the surface of Edmonton’s history with racism: a huge topic that impacts many communities, each in unique ways. Our correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson explores this topic with Dr. Bukola Salami, Dr. Yvonne Chiu and Nneka Otogbolu. The history of racism in Edmonton is the focus of our latest Vital Topic. It isn’t possible to tell the whole story of this history in just an episode, or a single Vital Signs report. But we want to bring attention to a few aspects of this history, with the understanding that there is still more for us to learn.  With […]

Episode 124 – Narwhal On The Prairies

On this episode, our correspondent, Oumar Salifou, finds out about the award winning, non-profit, online magazine: The Narwhal.  The Narwhal publishes investigative journalism about Canada’s natural world. The Narwhal first launched in 2018 and has since won several awards and grown its coverage across Canada. Most recently opening a Prairie bureau here in Edmonton. Links: Check out The Narwhal’s stories from the Prairies. See more stories from The Narwhal. Find out more about their journalism. Hear more of Oumar Salifou’s work on  the Is This For Real? podcast. ECF Happenings: Watch the Well-Endowed Web Show! Read the latest on our blog. […]

Episode 123 – Anna Maria Tremonti

On this episode, we speak with celebrated journalist, Anna Maria Tremonti. Anna Maria hosted CBC’s The Current for 17 years and in that time brought us compelling interviews and important stories about politics, societal changes and the personal journeys of individuals. Anna Maria is also a seasoned foreign correspondent and war correspondent, having spent nearly 10 years covering international affairs. She is the holder of two Gemini Awards, and she is now wielding the medium of podcasts to explore new ways of telling stories and sharing ideas. Anna Maria shares with us her approach to change, learnings from her incredible […]