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  • August 31, 2007
    August 31, 2007
    Episode 175
    8/31/07
    9.3
    The workers at GM in Oshawa will find out next week just who will be losing their jobs as of January; we pay special tribute to Princess Diana on the tenth anniversary of her death; catch a ride with Seamus as he braves the skies in a CF-18 fighter jet.
  • August 30, 2007
    August 30, 2007
    Episode 174
    8/30/07
    9.3
    Giving birth at home has become a popular way to do it, but a Quebec coroner is blaming the death of an infant last November on the midwives who were attendant on the mother; Pat Foran takes a look at back-to-school shopping; Natalie Lambert, the youngest person to swim Lake Ontario, drops by our studio to talk about her feat.moreless
  • August 29, 2007
    August 29, 2007
    Episode 173
    8/29/07
    9.4
    We speak to the latest Canadian Idol contestant to be eliminated; If you have peanut allergies, Leslie Beck shows us some nut-free snacks.
  • August 28, 2007
    August 28, 2007
    Episode 172
    8/28/07
    9.3
    Two years after Hurricane Katrina we’ll have an update on Canadaville Louisiana; Libby Norris has some tips for kids and core training.
  • August 27, 2007
    August 27, 2007
    Episode 171
    8/27/07
    9.3
    After successfully completing the Mongol Rally we speak to the Hoser car drivers; the personal chef of Princess Diana cooks us some royal dishes.
  • August 24, 2007
    August 24, 2007
    Episode 170
    8/24/07
    9.4
    Richard Crouse drops by to preview the new movies for this weekend; our Back To Class series wraps up with some hot back-to-school fashions.
  • August 23, 2007
    August 23, 2007
    Episode 169
    8/23/07
    9.3
    We have a preview of the Toronto International Film Festival for this year; actor Jon Voight talks about his new movie September Dawn.
  • August 22, 2007
    August 22, 2007
    Episode 168
    8/22/07
    9.4
    In Mexico, damage is being assessed, even as a second land-fall is expected today, there have been no reports of deaths, and Hurricane Dean has lost intensity, now a level 1 storm; in Newfoundland, Premier Danny Williams is set to announce a break-through agreement on the Hebron oil project; dozens of killer whales have been spotted coming up for air in the middle of an oil slick in BC; the body of Pvt. Simon Longtin arrives home today from Afghanistan; in Iraq, a helicopter crash has claimed the life of 14 soldiers, it was on a night operation when it went down; 10 days ago, Calgary native Gerry Tobin was found shot dead on a British highway, and police have made an arrest in the case; the Space Shuttle Endeavour had a picture-perfect landing, one day early due to concerns over Hurricane Dean; children who suffer from high blood pressure are not being diagnosed, as doctors see the problem as a 'grown-up' disease; former boxing champ Dave Hilton is back in prison after being charged with assault and uttering death threats after breaking parole; police in the Toronto area have broken up a major dvd pirating ring with the arrest of 18 people and the seizure of over 40,000 pirated dvds, as well as the equipment used to make them.moreless
  • August 21, 2007
    August 21, 2007
    Episode 167
    8/21/07
    9.4
    Hurricane Dean left a path of destruction in its wake, leaving at least 12 dead in Jamaica; the Space Shuttle Endeavour is returning home a day early because of Hurricane Dean, and will touch down this afternoon; Mexican President Phillipe Calderone will be returning home today immediately after finishing his summit with President Bush and Prime Minister Harper in Montebello, Quebec; protesters fought with police outside the summit; Pvt. Longtin's body is on its way home, he was killed when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, he is the 67th Canadian to die in Afghanistan; a barge carrying heavy equipment and a truck on board flipped over, causing an oil slick which could affect whales in the area; Elliot Malman is the 20-year old hero who saved friends in a plane crash in BC yesterday; crude oil prices are down today with the news that Hurricane Dean will miss the drilling platforms in the ocean; search and rescue crews in Minneapolis have recovered the remains of the final victim of the deadly bridge collapse three weeks ago, putting the death toll at 13; researchers have found a link between coughs and colds and weight gain, creating hope that there may be a vaccine for obesity in the future; Provincial Police in Thunder Bay are scaling back their search for the Toronto woman who has been missing in a Provincial Park for two weeks; after the massive toy recalls earlier this month, Mattel is being sued by families who say that Mattel should pay for testing.moreless
  • August 20, 2007
    August 20, 2007
    Episode 166
    8/20/07
    9.4
    Hurricane Dean is leaving a trail of destruction, with 9 people dead so far, and is now bearing down on Mexico as it picks up intensity; Mexican President Phillipe Calderone may have to cut his visit to Canada short in light of Hurricane Dean; Pvt. Simon Longtin is the first of the Vandoos to be killed in Afghanistan, just weeks after arriving there; a BC man is being hailed as a hero after surviving a plane crash then rescuing his friends; an Air China plane burst into flames in Naha, Japan just minutes after landing en route from Taiwan, all crew and passengers are safe; the Space Shuttle Endeavour undocked from the ISS one day early in order to avoid problems with Hurricane Dean on its scheduled arrival; J.K. Rowling was spotted writing a new book in a cafe in Scotland, where she's reported to be working on a detective novel; Roger Federer won his 50th tournament on Sunday.moreless
  • August 17, 2007
    August 17, 2007
    Episode 165
    8/17/07
    9.3
    We will talk to a pastor who has been told her church is not allowed to help the homeless; Richard Crouse has a preview of the new movies for this weekend.
  • August 16, 2007
    August 16, 2007
    Episode 164
    8/16/07
    9.3
    Actress Jennifer Lopez talks about working with husband Marc Anthony in the their new movie; we will show you the latest trend in bras.
  • August 15, 2007
    August 15, 2007
    Episode 163
    8/15/07
    9.3
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new cabinet has been sworn in, and the main opposition parties aren't impressed with the changes, saying it does nothing to alter the course of the Conservatives; Liberal Senator Raymond Lavigne has been charged with fraud for the misuse of office funds for personal gain; the Canadian dollar opened this morning at a 14-month low after soaring to 30-year highs recently; according to an official, Chinese toy makers knew that the magnets being used in the toys were a danger; construction safety standards are being called into question after yesterday's bridge collapse in China; US military is blaming al Qaeda for a series of bombings near Sinjar in Iraq that left as many as 200 people dead and many more injured; a massive truck fire closed part of Highway 401 in Toronto last night; NASA is expected to decide today what, if anything, is to be done about a gash in the heat tiles on the Shuttle Endeavour; the world has a new 'oldest person' at age 114, Edna Parker takes over the title following the death of the Japanese record holder; the Toronto market fell for the fourth day in a row, and the Dow Jones also fell.moreless
  • August 14, 2007
    August 14, 2007
    Episode 162
    8/14/07
    9.4
    Dr. Marla joins us to tell us of a new DNA vaccine; our 'Amazing Kids' series continues as we tell you about a junior fund-raiser.
  • August 13, 2007
    August 13, 2007
    Episode 161
    8/13/07
    9.4
    We begin our Amazing Kids series featuring some of the best and brightest in Canada; actor Chris Tucker talks about his reunion with action star Jackie Chan for Rush Hour 3.
  • August 10, 2007
    August 10, 2007
    Episode 160
    8/10/07
    9.4
    Richard Crouse has a preview of this weekend’s new movies; we sample some traditional Greek foods from Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth.
  • August 9, 2007
    August 9, 2007
    Episode 159
    8/9/07
    9.4
    Loren Christie tells us about vacation destinations that are green; a group of flamenco dancers performs in studio.
  • August 8, 2007
    August 8, 2007
    Episode 158
    8/8/07
    9.4
    We speak to Canadian astronaut Dave Williams about Endeavour’s upcoming launch; Chocolat is back to show us the ultimate kids\' room makeover.
  • August 6, 2007
    August 6, 2007
    Episode 156
    8/6/07
    9.4
    For the civic holiday, our hosts present their most recent favourite segments. We begin with Jeff's Adventures as Jeff has some winter fun in the Muskokas, then move on to some favourite segments, including interviews with Al Gore, Rupert Grint, the cast of Hairspray, Adam Beach, Safari Jeff with his animals, Kyle Flemming the Etch-A-Sketch artist, Pam Williams who created the ChocoMap, and Jason and Mike with their Hosermobile, as well as musical highlights including Bedouin Soundclash, Kim Mitchell, Fiction Plane, and Blue County.moreless
  • August 3, 2007
    August 3, 2007
    Episode 155
    8/3/07
    9.3
    The search for victims and the quest for answers continues in Minneapolis, with the confirmed death toll in yesterday's bridge collapse at four, with dozens more still missing; another Canadian police officer has been killed in the line of duty, six Afghan health care workers left Kabul today to treat some of the remaining 21 Korean hostages, as some of the female hostages are evidently quite ill; Constable Robert Plunkett of York Regional Police died while trying to make an arrest in connection with a series of car air bag thefts; Quebec Provincial Police are searching for 9-year old Cedrika Provencher, focusing their search on looking for a woman who was asking youngsters for help looking for her dog; in Newfoundland, people are cleaning up after tropical storm Chantal; serious fire problems due to the heatwave are causing the tinderbox effect in BC with four forest fires burning there; the severe heat and dry weather continue in Eastern Canada; broccoli has been shown to have positive medical effects for men in protecting them against aggressive prostrate cancer; Toyota is reporting record profits of 32% in the latest quarter; an elderly Vancouver man is recovering in hospital after being beaten inside a church, and the attack was caught on a security camera, police are looking for a local panhandler; Stevie Wonder will be going on a concert tour, his first since 1995.moreless
  • August 2, 2007
    August 2, 2007
    Episode 154
    8/2/07
    9.3
    A bridge undergoing routine maintainence collapsed in Minneapolis during rush hour last night, falling into the Mississippi River, and search teams are slowing working their way through the debris, looking for survivors and bodies, at least seven people are dead; Fisher-Price issues a massive recall of almost 1 million Chinese-made plastic toys because of use of lead-based paint; Jesse Imeson is in custody in Windsor, where he is accused of killing a bartender; Conrad Black will not be allowed to leave the US to come to Canada while awaiting sentencing in November; the Harper Conservatives are taling strategy in PEI, and have asked that all media be barred from the hotel where they are meeting; tropical storm Chantal roared through Newfoundland knocking out power and flooding towns and cities; Toronto hit a temperature of 42 degrees yesterday, putting a strain on power sources; Whoopi Goldberg has been named as the new moderator on The View; the Russians have sent two subs to the Arctic Ocean to lay a claim to the Arctic seabed; police in Calgary are investigating the death of a teenager they say was pushed into the path of a city train.moreless
  • August 1, 2007
    August 1, 2007
    Episode 153
    8/1/07
    9.4
    We talk to the latest contestant eliminated from Canadian Idol; Leslie Beck has tips on food safety when you are cooking and eating outdoors.A nationwide manhunt for a man wanted for multiple murders ends as Jesse Imeson is taken into custody near the Quebec border last night; Conrad Black will be back in court for a bail hearing today where he is expected to ask for permission to return to his Toronto home; the federal Conservatives are meeting in the Maritimes today; a federal court judge has ruled that the Conservatives cabinet overstepped their authority when it passed regulations to allow farmers to sell barley independently; another deadline has passed with no word on the fate of the remaining 21 Korean hostages being held by the Taliban; a study in the Journal of American Medical Assoc says that rates of child maltreatment increase when one parent is away in combat; Molson Canada has taken a drastic step in closing its Edmonton brewery where workers have been on strike since May 31st; a Canadian soldier has been sentenced to 21 days in jail for his lack of action during an attack in Afghanistan, as he stayed in bed while insurgents attacked; prosecutors have suspended charges against two of the youngest members charged in Canada's largest terrorist arrest.moreless
  • July 31, 2007
    July 31, 2007
    Episode 152
    7/31/07
    9.4
    Police recovered the body of the second Korean hostage killed by Taliban in Afghanistan, and the deadline for the remaining 21 is set for noon tomorrow; a witness who backed out of testifying at the Air India inquiry has revealed himself to an Indian magazine; the lawyer for convicted pedophile Peter Whitmore has called for an inquiry into how the justice system deals with high-risk offenders; ten dumpster fires have Toronto police and fire officials looking for a serial arsonist; a deadly Snowbird crash two years ago has been blamed on pilot inexperience; an on-line poll has chosen Pierre Elliot Trudeau as the worst Canadian; the Canadian Medical Association will debate the two-tier medical system; American researchers have found that moderate caffeine intake increases the ability to fight off cancer; Shell Canada will build a new plant in Alberta despite high costs.moreless
  • July 30, 2007
    July 30, 2007
    Episode 151
    7/30/07
    9.4
    A purported Taliban deadline for the lives of 22 South Korean hostages passed with no word on the captives' fate, as an Afghan governor pleaded with the militants to give negotiations more time; British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has his first meeting with American President George Bush, and the war in Iraq is expected to be a major topic of discussion; General Rick Hillier says that pulling Canadian troops out of Afghanistan by next February will be a challenge, contrary to Defence Minister Gordon O\'Connor\'s announcement last week; researchers have uncovered new genetic variations that appear to put one at increased risk for multiple sclerosis; film director Ingmar Bergman died peacefully at home in Sweden at age 89; Iraqi-Canadians celebrated after Iraq won the Asian Cup final, saying it shows that Iraqis can work together, while in Iraq, the celebrations left four dead from celebratory gunshots; the government has decided to rebuild the flooded Native settlement of Kashechewan, but not move it to higher ground, as the residents had asked; Canada finishes third in the Pan-American games, with a total of 137 medals, 39 of them gold; Alberto Contador of Spain won the scandal-ridden Tour de France with a narrow win by 23 seconds; BC Ferries had a bomb threat over the weekend, but no bomb was found; Toronto police had another busy weekend, with multiple shootings to investigate.moreless
  • July 27, 2007
    July 27, 2007
    Episode 150
    7/27/07
    9.3
    We chat with host of Deal or No Deal, fellow Canadian Howie Mandel; enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Caribana with some dancing, music and cooking.
  • July 26, 2007
    July 26, 2007
    Episode 149
    7/26/07
    9.4
    Kris Abel tells us how to turn those old VHS home movies into DVDs; country band Blue County performs.
  • July 25, 2007
    July 25, 2007
    Episode 148
    7/25/07
    9.3
    A road crew ruptured an oil line near Vancouver, sending oil spraying in the air and covering roads, forcing residents out of their homes, and it will likely be weeks before they can return; some of the oil leaked in Vancouver is threatening wildlife, causing concern among animal rights groups; a heatwave in the Prairies is putting a strain on hydro supplies, and some hospitals have cancelled surgeries; southeastern Europe is in the throes of a sweltering heatwave, with forest fires adding to the problems; flood ravaged areas of England are seeing some relief as the waters begin to recede; a spokesman for the Taliban says that he's planning to kill some of the South Korean hostages as they are running out of patience as the third deadline passed with no response from the government; the hunt for a killer, Jesse Imeson, has the small southwest Ontario community where he is alleged to have killed a couple, in fear; fire investigators in Edmonton say that a blaze that left over 100 people homeless was deliberately set; a new study show that Canadian teens and children have a 11% higher chance of surviving cancer than they did 20 years ago; a research team in North Carolina say they've developed a method of removing the allergen component in peanuts; a man doing renovations on his home in Toronto made the grisly discovery of the mummified remains of a baby wrapped in a newspaper from 1925, his house is now considered a crime scene.moreless
  • July 24, 2007
    July 24, 2007
    Episode 147
    7/24/07
    9.6
    A Toronto family grapples with the senseless death of an 11-year old boy, in what is believed to be a gang shoot-out; England's flooding fears have eased in some areas, as emergency workers have restored power in some areas, but many places are still without fresh water; five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor have been pardoned by the President of Bulgaria, they arrived in the country after spending eight years in a prison in Libya for allegedly contaminating children with the HIV virus; Ottawa is resuming aid to the Palestinian authority, with 8 million dollars going to bolster the President; Tony Blair says he senses a willingness on the part of Israel and Palestine to restart peace negotiations; one of two Toronto men charged with the shooting of 11 year old Efraim Brown is due to appear in court this morning; police in Southwestern Ontario are conducting a massive search following a double murder, looking for 22-year old Jesse Imeson as a person of interest; picket lines are getting longer in Vancouver as 2,700 inside workers join their striking co-workers; paramedics in Calgary are expected to go on strike as early as Thursday, although the government is likely to step in and order them back to work; obese girls are less likely to complete a college or university education, according to a new study, the same effect was not found with obese boys; another study shows that more than one can of soda pop of any type per day can raise the risk of metabolic syndrome; Kraft Foods has announced that it will change the formulation of Maxwell House, its most popular brand of coffee, saying that as of the fall, it will no longer be a blend; Drew Carey will take the place of Bob Barker on The Price Is Right; Paul Bernardo has confessed to a list of rapes from years ago, one of which another man was convicted of.moreless
  • July 23, 2007
    July 23, 2007
    Episode 146
    7/23/07
    9.4
    An 11-year old boy was killed when hit by bullets in the crossfire of a gun battle in Toronto while he was at a birthday party; the Taliban has extended the deadline for the Korean hostages they are holding, putting off their execution as negotiations continue; Peter Whitmore will appear in court in Saskatchewan today and either accept or refuse the deal offered by the Prosecution that would allow him to avoid being labelled a dangerous offender; Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor says that Canadian troops will be switching from combat to the classroom in an effort to train Afghan troops; Tony Blair is in Jeruselem in his first trip as an envoy to the middle east; flooding in Britain continues with the two biggest rivers threatening to overflow, with more rain in the forecast; Argentina won the U-20 FIFA match; the Police played a sold-out show in Toronto at the ACC last night.moreless
  • July 20, 2007
    July 20, 2007
    Episode 145
    7/20/07
    9.4
    Israel has made good on its promise to release more than 250 Palestinian prisoners in an effort to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his political struggle against Hamas; in Afghanistan, Taliban gunmen have abducted 23 members of a church group travelling near Kandahar, but say they are safe, and will only be questioned; members of the Chilean soccer team were fighting on the streets of Toronto after losing their match in the Under 20 FIFA match; Conrad Black has been released on bail until his sentencing hearing in November, but is limited to staying in the US; Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to Haiti may be cut short, as the island is expecting a mild storm; a new wave of support for photo radar is the result of a new study across Canada, with Alberta being the only province that doesn't like the idea; the city of Toronto is facing a cash crunch and may cut the newly opened Sheppard subway line, along with some under-used bus routes to cut their budget; a commuter train and a car collided in Milton, ON, killing the couple in the car, which was pushed onto the tracks by another car; nearly 4 dozen miners are safe after smoke forced them out of the mines near Saskatoon; the final Harry Potter book will be released at one minute after midnight tonight, but one US drug store chain has already started sales of the book; 7,000 workers in BC's logging industry are poised to go on strike at midnight tonight; an Alberta research team has solved every possible checkers game after 18 years of study.moreless
  • July 19, 2007
    July 19, 2007
    Episode 144
    7/19/07
    9.3
    Critics are calling it a deal with the devil, as Crown prosecutors in Saskatchewan offer accused pedophile Peter Whitmore a deal that would save him from being declared a dangerous offender; Conrad Black will find out how he'll be spending the next four months, as he returns to court today for a bail hearing where the D.A. is calling him a flight risk; an explosion rocked midtown Manhattan causing fear, but authorities say there is no indication that the blast was terror related; the jet crash in Brazil was an accident waiting to happen, as there had been many complaints about the runway in the past from pilots and air traffic controllers; one killed and 7 injured when a big rig went through an intersection in Toronto, and crashed into a minivan then a bus shelter, before smashing into a store; Tony Blair takes his first steps today as Mideast envoy as he has a meeting today in Lisbon; a wanted rebel leader in Afghanistan has declared a ceasefire with the government, saying that attacks should be stopped and violence shouldn't be used to achieve goals; public opposition to Canada's involvement in Afghanistan is growing, according to a new survey, with 59% opposed to sending soldiers to Afghanistan; PM Harper says he shares concerns about the high number of casualties but we must take our international responsibilities seriously, or there will be problems in the future; Canada's last surviving member of WWI turns 107 in five days, and celebrated with a card from the Queen and a cake; Wal-Mart plans to double its number of stores in China within the next five years; Google is being investigated by lawmakers in Washington who are looking into the Google purchase of DoubleClick to see if it stifles competition; charges are expected in the Toronto accident that killed a woman in a bus shelter; Russia will expel four British diplomats in retaliation for Britain kicking four Russians out earlier this month.moreless
  • July 18, 2007
    July 18, 2007
    Episode 143
    7/18/07
    9.3
    A passenger plane carrying 176 people crashed at Brazil's busiest airport and burst into flame, there is no hope of any survivors, and there are fears that as many as 15 people on the ground were killed in the crash as well; toxicology results in the autopsy of Chris Benoit show that he had 10 times the usual amount of steroids in his system, but there is no conclusion as to what effect, if any, this had in the murder-suicide; the Democrats in the US Senate forced a debate on the timeline for the war in Iraq, holding a filibuster over night; officials in Japan say that the risk posed by water that leaked from containers at a nuclear power plant after the earthquakes earlier this week is significantly higher than previously announced; a British report says that NATO countries aren't providing enough support in Afghanistan; a new report says that stolen cars from Canada are ending up in Iraq to be used by terrorists for car bombs; Pakistan's president says that he will not declare a state of emergency in the face of escalating violence; hundreds gathered in Langley, BC for the funeral of Master Cpl. Colin Bason, killed in Afghanistan earlier this month; the NDP are taking on Gen. Rick Hillier over documents relating to the Afghan detainee issue; PM Stephen Harper is in the final leg of his South American tour; drivers across Canada are getting a nice surprise as gas prices drop almost 10 cents per litre; a study in the US has found that increasing fruits and vegetables over the recommended 5 servings per day does not have any effect on the recurrence of breast cancer; Intel Corp. reported its earnings, making a profit of 1.28 billion dollars in three months, but its gross margins are down; VIA Rail could be hit with a strike as early as this weekend; a child fell from a high-rise balcony, falling 11 stories, and was pronounced dead at Sick Kids' Hospital.moreless
  • July 17, 2007
    July 17, 2007
    Episode 142
    7/17/07
    9.3
    Aftershocks from a massive earthquake continue to rock Japan, as over 100 drums of low-level nuclear waste were knocked over in the quake and spilled into the sea, and nine people were killed; officers investigating a blast in Yala, Thailand, when a second explosion happened, killing one officer and wounding 18 others, Islamic insurgency is blamed; an international diplomatic row is underway between Britain and Russia, with Russia refusing to extradite the key suspect in the poisoning of Alexander Litvenenko; Lyme disease is invading Canada from the US; Andrew Speaker, the 'TB Passenger', will have surgery today to remove the diseased part of his lung; the first wave of soldiers from Quebec arrived in Kandahar today; the US released its report on the death of Pvt. Mark Anthony Graham in the friendly fire incident, putting the blame entirely on the American pilot who mistakenly shot at Canadian troops; William Elliot has named a 33-year veteran as his right-hand man in running the RCMP; PM Stephen Harper is in Chile today as part of a four-nation visit to Latin America; J.K. Rowlings' seventh 'Harry Potter' book will be released on Saturday and already fans are being asked to keep the plot secret; TD Bank is reported to have invested millions of dollars in Bell Canada Enterprises; Research In Motion has announced that it will begin selling the Blackberry in Japan with a Japanese-character keyboard beginning this Monday;US President George Bush is looking to restart mid-East peace talks, saying he's seen hopeful changes there in the past years; funeral services will be held today in B.C. for Master Cpl. Colin Bason who died with five other soldiers in Afghanistan, while the mother of one of the other slain soldiers speaks out for Canadians to support the troops; police in Wyoming are hunting for a man in a sniper-style shooting of his wife, who was shot last weekend while singing on stage in a bar; a BC firefighter has admitted to setting a series of fires in the summer of 2003 after the fire chief was suspended subsequent to being questioned by the RCMP; in the Robert Pickton trial, a witness testified that Pickton told him grisly details of the last moments of the victims lives.moreless
  • July 16, 2007
    July 16, 2007
    Episode 141
    7/16/07
    9.4
    We start an 'Internet Security' series to let you know if you're safe on-line; Kris Abel shows us the latest offerings from some video game giants.
  • July 13, 2007
    July 13, 2007
    Episode 140
    7/13/07
    9.3
    We’ll tell you how you can help produce a movie for $1; Our roadtrip series concludes with tech toys that will keep your kids busy in the car.
  • July 12, 2007
    July 12, 2007
    Episode 139
    7/12/07
    9.4
    US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff says that we're entering a summer of extreme risk as al Queda are regaining strength and has rebuilt itself to levels not seen since before 9-11; US President George Bush is expected to release a report today on the progress on the war in Iraq; earlier this morning, a flight from US to UK made an emergency landing after crew reported a suspicious passenger; Calgary police are investigating what they're calling a series of random stabbings, with five stabbings happening within an hour of each other, and one of the victims has died; police are investigating a company in Quebec after animal activists released a video showing geese being abused; PM Harper will be visiting with King Abdulla of Jordan in Ottawa today, and is expected to announce funding for Palestinian authority after their removal of Hamas from the government; the strain is beginning to show on Conrad Black as he awaits a verdict; Toronto City Hall will be flying flags at half mast to honour Ed Mirvish, who died yesterday just short of his 93rd birthday; former first lady Ladybird Johnston died yesterday at age 94; wearing an iPod during lightning storms may be hazardous to your health; Air Canada's plan to ban pets on flights, which was to begin this Sunday, has been suspended while the company decides if the total ban is fair; China has formally banned diethylene glycol from use in toothpaste, it is usually used as a thickening agent in antifreeze; a man in his 50s has been charged after his car jumped the curb on McCowan Road in Toronto, and struck a mother walking with her child, killing the mother and injuring the child; a malfunctioning piece of equipment at the Ontario Lottery & Gaming's Data center shut down as many as 2,000 (20% of the system) lottery terminals, leaving ticket-buyers frustrated; lawyers for the two men charged in the deaths of four Mounties in 2005 will be in court today; a group of Canadian travellers who travelled with Andrew Speaker, the 'TB Passenger' are set to launch a class action lawsuit against him; a squid as long as a bus and weighing 250 kg washed up on an Australian beach.moreless
  • July 11, 2007
    July 11, 2007
    Episode 138
    7/11/07
    9.3
    The jury in the Conrad Black trial is hung, but the judge in the case has ordered them to try to come to a decision; a British court has sentenced four men to life in prison for their part in a terror plot in subways and buses two years ago, no decision was reached on two other men charged and they will stand for retrial; the Supreme Court in Libya has upheld the death sentence for five women from Bulgaria and a Palestinian doctor who were convicted of infecting hundreds of children with HIV; the violent stand-off continues at the Red Mosque in Islamabad where troops and militants are trading gunfire; the war in Iraq has turned into a serious political fight for George Bush, as the retired army general who helped draft the latest US troop surge claims that it is not about winning or losing, but a gauge of the US's moral fortitude; funerals were held for Alvin Garon and his wife, murdered in their home in Ottawa last week; a small plane crashed into two houses in Orlando, killing the two people on board and five people in the house; a off-duty medic and police constable who sprung into action to save a driver trapped in a burning car say that they were just doing their jobs; Pope Benedict has sparked controversy by saying that all churches are not equal and other denominations are defective, just religious communities without means of salvation; the jury in the Robert Pickton trial may be home for Christmas, as the judge has told them that things are moving along quickly; Springfield, Vermont, has been chosen to host the premiere of The Simpsons movie; a record real estate listing in the US, a 29-bedroom home that once belonged to William Randolph Hurst, has been listed for sale for 173 million dollars; the fifth movie in the Harry Potter franchise opened at midnight in Toronto, with fans lining up to be first to see it.moreless
  • July 10, 2007
    July 10, 2007
    Episode 137
    7/10/07
    9.4
    A 13-year old girl has been convicted in the triple murder of her parents and eight-year old brother in Alberta, the jury took just under four hours to come to the decision; a Chinese court has rejected the appeal of a Canadian Muslim being held on terror charges, he was given a life sentence in April, and the appeal lasted only 15 minutes before the judge cut off arguments and made his decision; China has executed the former head of its Food and Drug Administration, after he was convicted in May for taking bribes to approve an antibiotic that was shown to have caused the deaths of 10 people; in Britain, four men have been convicted in the 2005 terror plot on the subway and bus, the jury is still deciding the fate of two other men; Pakistani troops launched a raid on radical Islamists after a week-long hostage taking in a mosque in Islamabad, reports are that 50 militants and 8 soldiers were killed; temperatures in Toronto were so hot yesterday that a section of the 401 buckled, and in Saskatchewan, several funnel clouds were spotted near Regina, but none touched down; the blaze in Utah continues with more than 1200 sq km in flames; Mt. Gamkonora in Indonesia sent up plumes of smoke and ash, forcing thousands from their homes, as a major eruption could happen within days; Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day has appealed directly to the rank and file of the RCMP to support their new leader, after hearing that not all Mounties are pleased that a non-police officer was appointed to the position; Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a 7 billion investment for a northern port and 8 new patrol ships for the Arctic.moreless
  • July 9, 2007
    July 9, 2007
    Episode 136
    7/9/07
    9.4
    The bodies of six soldiers killed in Afghanistan return home, as soldiers, emergency workers and civilians lined overpasses along the 401 in tribute; two men have been charged with 'aiding and abetting' in the deaths of four Mounties in Mayerthorpe in 2005; requests for the release of any new documents pertaining to Afghan detainees are being rejected as possibly endangering Canadian soldiers; Iraqi civilians are being urged to take up arms to defend themselves by local politicians; Pakistan's military and radical Muslims continue to exchange fire in the siege of the Red Mosque; officials from Canada's busiest airport, Pearson Int'l, are meeting after two separate security breaches took place there over the weekend; parts of Ontario are cleaning up after some severe storms, two tornadoes, hit the areas; parts of Saskatchewan were pummeled with hail the size of baseballs; firefighters in Utah say they have never seen wildfires as intense as the ones going on now; ; storm catchers chase twisters in Ontario; behind the scenes at the Steelback Grand Prix; Frank Cavallaro reports in from a sustainable condo in Toronto; Sony has announced a cut in the price of the PS3 in an effort to get a bigger share of the market; a coroner's inquest takes a look into mining deaths that took place over a year ago; an Australian judge has given police another 48 hours to question an Indian doctor arrested in the London terror plot; Michaelle Jean was serenaded as she arrived in Brazil in her tour to strengthen cultural and economic ties with the country; Boeing's newest jet has parts made from plastic, which gives a 20% fuel saving.moreless
  • July 6, 2007
    July 6, 2007
    Episode 135
    7/6/07
    9.5
    Communities across Canada mourn six fallen heroes killed in a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, with the final two soldiers being identified as Captain Jefferson Francis and Corporal Jordan Anderson; the Federal government has chosen a man who has never been a police officer, William Elliott, to head the RCMP; police in the UK have questioned a number of people, believed to be foreign doctors, in the failed terror plot last week; 25 people were arrested in Toronto in a raid targetting drug trafficking; a man who held people hostage in a bank near Montreal will appear in court today; the government of Quebec has proposed a law banning the use of cell phones in cars while driving; a new study has blamed the sun for cell phones dropping calls, pointing the finger at solar flares; jury deliberations continue today in the Conrad Black trial; a Toronto police officer is accused in being involved in a drug-smuggling ring and a botched kidnapping plot.moreless
  • July 5, 2007
    July 5, 2007
    Episode 134
    7/5/07
    9.4
    The latest fatalities in Afghanistan show that the Taliban is learning lessons from the insurgencies in Iraq as six more Canadian soldiers were killed yesterday with the use of a roadside bomb, dead are Captain Matthew Johnathan Dawe, Master Corporal Colin Bason, Corporal Cole Bartsch, Private Lane Watkins, as well as two other soldiers whose names have not yet been released; public support for the mission in Afghanistan is waning, and both the Liberals and NDP say that they will not support an extended mission; al Qaeda call to arms comes from the second in command, ordering training for war in a video mission; Prime Minister Stephen Harper will likely have to answer questions about the war in his visit to Nova Scotia, which was supposed to be a friendly visit; police in Ottawa are working to crack a triple murder case involving a Federal judge; a kidnapping in Montreal has netted two suspects who used the victim's credit cards, but police are still looking for the prime kidnapping suspect; Al Gore III, son of former US Vice President, has been arrested for possession of marijuana; Avril Lavigne is facing a law suit over her hit "Boyfriend", the 70s band, The Rubinoos, say it sounds like their hit, "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and Marci talks with entertainment lawyer David Steinberg about the lawsuit; police in Toronto have received judicial authorization to release the name and picture of a 16-year old suspect in the murder of two men yesterday morning in east-end Scarborough; Sochi, Russia will be the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics; Hilton Hotels has agreed to be bought by the Blackstone Group, and shares of the hotel jumped 40% in Germany and are expected to take a similar jump in the US today when the markets re-open after yesterday's holiday; a subway derailment in London left hundreds stranded underground and one person injured; Mohawk demonstrator Shawn Grant says he will turn himself over to police today after an arrest warrant was issued for him for the blockades set up on Highway 401 over the July 1st holiday weekend.moreless
  • July 4, 2007
    July 4, 2007
    Episode 133
    7/4/07
    9.4
    BBC reporter Alan Johnston has been released after almost four months in captivity in the Gaza Strip after being kidnapped by Islamic militants; Ottawa is warning Canadians travelling to the UK to exercise caution after the failed bombing attempts in London; an Indian doctor arrested in Australia will be held while a British investigator travels to Australia to question the man; the murder trial for a 13-year old Alberta girl charged with killing her family hit a dramatic peak as the girl herself took the stand to testify in her own defence, where she testified that although she'd told her friends that she wanted to kill her parents, she never meant it; Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in Halifax where he is expected to make a military related announcement, and there is speculation he is trying to mend fences with the Provincial Premier; a US report recommends that no charges be laid in the death of Pvt. Robert Costall, the report concludes that the death was due to inaccurate target identification; Andrew Speaker, the 'TB Traveller' has a less severe form of TB than previously thought; 30 stressed out people were given the chance to blow off steam by smashing the rooms in a Mexico hotel as part of its renovation plan; TMZ.com is reporting that Nicole Ritchie is pregnant; two men were shot early this morning in Toronto's east end, and police are on the scene questioning neighbours; a Toronto judge has awarded nine alleged gang members $2,000 after they waited more than two weeks for a bail hearing, the judge also criticized the Crown for their handling of the situation.moreless
  • July 3, 2007
    July 3, 2007
    Episode 132
    7/3/07
    9.4
    A bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious car outside a mosque in Glasgow, as an eighth suspect was arrested for the attempted bombings late last week; George Bush and Vladimir Putin spent two days discussing the US missile defence shield in Europe in an effort to mend relations between the two countries; a US Army report says that friendly fire killed Pvt. Robert Costall in Afghanistan; Ottawa police are searching for clues in the shocking triple murder of former Federal Court judge Alvin Garon, his wife and neighbour, but have no leads as yet; a family in eastern Ontario are mourning the death of their 17-month old who was mauled by her grandparents' German shepherd-rottweiler mix, which had no history of aggression; Toronto police are searching for a suspected serial arsonist after seven fires broke out in one neighbourhood on Monday, damaging 14 homes, but injuring no one; reaction to President Bush's commuting the prison sentence of 'Scooter' Libby has been swift, with Democrats calling it an abuse of power; an inquiry begins today into the faulty testing of breast cancer patients in Nfld & Labrador; opera singer Beverly Sills passed away yesterday, succumbing to lung cancer; shares of BCE climbed more than 4% yesterday in New York, as shares of RIM climbed another 7%; new crash tests show that dozens of large vehicles fail to protect against neck injuries.moreless
  • July 2, 2007
    July 2, 2007
    Episode 131
    7/2/07
    9.4
    Our hosts highlight some of their favourite moments: we start with Jeff's Adventures in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia; Arnold Schwartzennegger's interview with Seamus; Bev's ride in a Formula 1 race car; Jeff's interview with Lewis Hamilton; musical moments with Sophie Milman, Serena Ryder, Finger Eleven, and Deborah Cox; Boris the Tiger at the Edmonton Zoo, who is a francophone; Marci's interview with Criminal Minds star A.J. Cook; our cooking highlights include barbecuing steaks on the patio; Marci's spin of the wheel and interview with Bob Barker on the set of The Price Is Right; interviews with climbers Werner Berger and Meagan McGrath.moreless
  • June 29, 2007
    June 29, 2007
    Episode 130
    6/29/07
    9.3
    Native land claims, standard of living and alcoholism are just some of the issues that Natives hope to bring to the forefront in their protests today; Native protestors block Highway 401 near Ottawa, and claim to be ready with arms if the situation requires it in their opinion; VIA Rail has cancelled service between Toronto and Ottawa in light of the protests; London police likely saved hundreds of lives early today by stopping a major terrorist attack which involved two car bombs packed with explosives parked in the city's theatre district; we have a preview of the Concert For Diana in London, and an interview with Patrick Jephson, her former aide, who says that she would have been thrilled by the concert; tires manufactured in China and sold in the US that have been recalled due to safety issues are still being sold in Canada; privacy watchdogs want Ottawa to get rid of Canada's no-fly list; spoken word artist Shane Koyczan delivers a passionate poem about Canada; in the final installment of our 'Shoot Like A Pro' series, Peter Power of The Globe and Mail talks about photojournalism; Richard Crouse drops by to review Live Free or Die Hard, Sicko and Ratatouille; we have an interview with Michael Moore about his new movie, Sicko; we show you how to concoct some perfect summer cocktails.moreless
  • June 28, 2007
    June 28, 2007
    Episode 129
    6/28/07
    9.3
    We’ll show you how to freshen up your vegetables; Pat Foran tests out the latest fad on 2 wheels.
  • June 27, 2007
    June 27, 2007
    Episode 128
    6/27/07
    9.3
    Leslie Beck tells us which brands of ice cream are the healthiest; Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Hayley Sales performs for our studio audience.
  • June 26, 2007
    June 26, 2007
    Episode 127
    6/26/07
    9.4
    Paris Hilton was released from jail to media mayhem just after midnight and was met by her parents then taken to her grandparents' home; the wrestling world is shocked at the death of Chris Benoit who was found dead in his Atlanta home with his wife and seven-year old son in what police suspect was a murder-suicide and are not looking for a suspect; police in Toronto are investigating what they believe is a possible double murder suicide in Scarborough after finding the bodies of two women and a man; the jury in the Robert Pickton trial will hear more from the main prosecution witness who has provided grisly details that put Pickton at the scene of at least one of the deaths of which he is accused; the judge in the Conrad Black trial is expected to address the jury today, which could put them into deliberations as early as tomorrow; firefighters fighting the fires near Lake Tahoe may get a break in the weather with the fire 45% contained, but has destroyed almost 300 homes; severe flooding in northern England has driven people from their homes and killing some people who were trapped in storm drains; soccer fans in Argentina went wild in a riot that killed one person, and lead the police to use teargas to disperse the crowd; researchers have found that using smaller dishes can help people control their food intake in an effort to lose weight, and Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to discuss this with Bev; a freak snowstorm in BC near Kelowna left almost 15 cm of snow on the highways; Bev talks with Chief Scott Jacob of the Webequie First Nation in Thunder Bay about reports that as many as 50% of Native Canadians are living in poverty conditions; jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson talks about winning the Queen's Plate and how she feels about being the first woman to achieve that title; Seamus talks with Dave Jamieson, team spokesman for the Edmonton Eskimos, who discusses the difficulties that twenty football players, accepted to the roster of the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos, have had in finding housing, and the creative ways that fans have responded; author Janet Evanovich talks about her latest book 'Lean Mean Thirteen with Bev; Alexz Johnson and Tim Rozon sit down to talk with Bev about the third season of Instant Star, which begins on CTV tonight; Seamus talks with author James Bamford about CIA secrets; in our 'Shoot Like A Pro' series, photographer Allison Reefer gives us some tips on how to photograph children; out on the patio, Dana McAuley talks about the latest in summer food trends including Kool-Aid marinaded pickles, designer water, lardo, and bread dippers.moreless
  • June 25, 2007
    June 25, 2007
    Episode 126
    6/25/07
    9.3
    Tornadoes hit Manitoba and leave a path of destruction over two days, damaging crops and destroying homes, with the town of Elie being hardest hit; Paris Hilton will be released from jail sometime within the next 24 hours, making a busy day for the paparazzi; Marci talks with Michael Bell, Mideast expert, on the prospects for peace in the Middle East; Marci goes out to the patio to check out some new summer toys with Kris Abel; Libby Norris drops by to show us how to get better posture; Janet and Greta Podleski, authors of Eat, Shrink and Be Merry show how to enjoy summer food and stay healthy.moreless
  • June 22, 2007
    June 22, 2007
    Episode 125
    6/22/07
    9.3
    Canadian comedian Dan Ackroyd talks about his new Niagara vineyard; the father of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl comments on the new movie based on his son’s kidnapping.
  • June 21, 2007
    June 21, 2007
    Episode 124
    6/21/07
    9.3
    Prime Minister Harper remembers the three fallen soldiers, Corporal Stephen Frederick Bouzane, Private Joel Vincent Wiebe, and Sergeant Christos Karigiannis, killed in southern Afghanistan yesterday in a roadside bombing; the Air India inquiry hit an unexpected roadblock with testimony yesterday as one witness suffered a heart attack, and other witnesses are refusing to testify, saying they fear for their lives; the rift in Toronto council over the yellow ribbons on city vehicles has been resolved, with council agreeing to keep the decals; the House of Commons voted to take its summer break two days early; BCE and Telus are exploring the possibility of a merger, which would have to be approved by the CRTC as it could create a stranglehold in communications; defence wrapped up its closing arguments in the Conrad Black case, denying all charges; the crew on Space Shuttle Atlantis have completed their work in space, and will be returning home; three Kansas City fire department members are accused of stealing water in order to fill a backyard pool; family and friends of two teen aged boys missing since Monday are clinging to hope as the search for the boys continues; French authorities have banned Black Berries in some government offices saying that they're being used for spying purposes.moreless
  • June 20, 2007
    June 20, 2007
    Episode 123
    6/20/07
    9.3
    Leslie Beck tells us whether 'organic' actually means healthier; we'll talk to the author of 'The Good Eater' about his struggle with binge eating; Olympian Jennifer Heil tells us how to support Olympic athletes.
  • June 19, 2007
    June 19, 2007
    Episode 122
    6/19/07
    9.3
    A Vancouver man, who advised Afghan farmers on alternatives to the cultivation of poppies, was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for smuggling and drug possession in a Dubai court; the Taliban claims it has teams of suicide bombers ready to take the fight to NATO countries, including Canada, officials are taking the claim very seriously; Health Canada is investigating the possibility that phony toothpaste has made its way into Southern Ontario after a man purchased a tube at a Guelph dollar store that was missing the French translation found on the labels of most Canadian products and was labelled as manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive (PTY) Ltd. in South Africa; Canadian researchers have come up with important technology that miniaturizes testing via a chip, which could help in the diagnosis of cancer; in the Conrad Black trial, the prosecution wrapped up its closing arguments, calling Black a thief, and the defence began its closing arguments; police infiltrated a global internet child porn ring, arresting over 700 people and rescuing 31 children; today, Megan McGrath, the youngest woman to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents, is being honoured by her hometown after she stopped to save a fallen climber on Everest; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about the new weight loss pill, Alli and some of the possible serious side-effects; Finger Eleven performs "Paralyzer" from their new album Them vs. You vs. Me for our studio audience.moreless
  • June 18, 2007
    June 18, 2007
    Episode 121
    6/18/07
    9.3
    Criminal Minds actress A.J. Cook joins us; we’ll tell you the dramatic survival story of two men who tried to sail across the Atlantic.
  • June 15, 2007
    June 15, 2007
    Episode 120
    6/15/07
    9.3
    Canada AM On The Rock: Bev and Seamus report in from Harbourside Park in St. John's, while Jeff is in Cape Spear and at Signal Hill; in the news: the streets of Gaza are relatively calm today as Hamas takes over from Fatah, after a state of emergency was declared; Montreal looks at gun control in a bill that was introduced after the shooting last Fall at Dawson College; the arrest tally has topped 100 in the gun raids in Toronto, one of the arrested persons is the sister of Jordan Manners, the teen who was shot in a Toronto school last month; a new commissioner for the RCMP is expected within days after the investigations into the pension funds and the former commissioner; the astronauts on Atlantis will go out for their third spacewalk today; Oprah Winfrey is ranked Number 1 in Forbes Magazine's 'Most Powerful Celebrities'; Sidney Crosby won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's "Most Valuable Player" becoming the youngest MVP since Wayne Gretzky; Tina Brown, author of The Diana Chronicles, says that Diana courted the press and nurtured a love-hate relationship wiht them; Newfoundland and Labrador industry is set to thrive, says the president of a leading offshore oil and gas company; a suicide bomber attacked a Canadian convoy in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and authorities are uncertain as yet what the extent of the damage is; a highway bridge in China collapsed after being hit by a cargo ship; Seattle is considering a ban on microwave popcorn at work due to a large number of fires caused by burning popcorn; Richard Crouse drops by the studio to review The Fantastic Four: The Return of the Silver Surfer; The Navigators perform for our audience at Harbourside Park.moreless
  • June 14, 2007
    June 14, 2007
    Episode 119
    6/14/07
    9.4
    Canada AM On The Rock: Seamus and Bev report in from The Rooms in St. John's, while Jeff is in Quidi Vidi. In the news: mortgage rates will rise again, and the Bank of Canada warns that short term rates will likely go up in the future; Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert says he'll sue the Harper government over the equalization payments; in Gaza, the tensions have lead to an all-out civil war; a search is underway in Portugul after a Dutch newspaper received information on where the body of Madeleine McCann could be found; genetic research into the population of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing crucial information to help the treatment and prevention of cancer and other health problems, according to researchers; ticket sales could start today for a new NHL team in Hamilton, even though there is no team there yet; yesterday's raids in Toronto resulted in more than 60 arrests, and there could still be more, and has dismantled the Driftwood Cripps gang; a recall has been issued in Canada and the US for 'Thomas The Tank Engine' toys due to lead paint used in their production; a new study suggests that Mars was once covered in water; the remains of a giant, bird-like dinosaur that stood as tall as a T-Rex have been found in China; cancer experts have released information that may assist women in early detection of ovarian cancer; Dr. Marla Shapiro discusses this new cancer breakthrough and what it means for women; the members of Great Big Sea take Seamus to some of their favourite places in St. John's; Jeff samples local cuisine, visits a beer bottling facility, and demonstrates a water resuce; we visit some icebergs, and see some rare footage of an iceberg breaking up; The Irish Descendants play for our audience at The Rooms.moreless
  • June 13, 2007
    June 13, 2007
    Episode 118
    6/13/07
    9.2
    The Harper government's budget passed despite the Atlantic disapproval of it, and MP Peter McKay voted in favour of it, saying it is just a matter of different payments; the government has proposed new legislation on Native land claims to speed up the process; a massive raid took place in Toronto this morning involving hundreds of police who seized guns and targeted the Crips gang, arresting as many as 40 people; a power struggle took place on the streets of Gaza City between Hamas and Fatah, in what both sides are saying has escalated into a civil war; a fire last May that killed four members of a family in Vancouver has led to the arrest of a 19-year old man who knew the family; in Alberta, the trial of a 13-year old girl began in the deaths of her parents and 8-year old brother, the Crown alleges that she killed them because her parents disapproved of her relationship with a 23-year old man, she has pleaded 'not guilty'; a study by students of the University of Connecticut has determined that the '5-second rule' for dropped food is incorrect, and food is actually safe to eat within 30 seconds after being dropped; it is suspected that al Qaeda insurgents destroyed the two minarets of the Askariya Shiite shrine in Samarra, in a repeat of a 2006 bombing that incited violence; a pill bottle containing some unidentified pills that once belonged to Elvis Presley have gone up for auction, but the auction house has now removed the 12 pills from the sale, saying that they've discovered that the sale of pharmaceuticals is contrary to US law; Alex Thomson sailed around the world, and he's in our studios today to talk with Seamus about his journey; Pepsi is literally turning green, with its release of 'Pepsi Ice Cucumber' in Japan which contains no real cucumber but is artificially flavoured; police in Toronto are warning of tainted Hershey's products that may be on store shelves after the arrest of two men who were caught stealing chocolate that was scheduled for destruction after a salmonella scare last fall; Seamus talks with Stevie Cameron about her book, The Pickton File; Marina Litivinenko, widow of Alexander Litivinenko, and Alexander Goldfarb, his friend, have written a book about the poisoning death of her husband, and talk with us about the book, Death of A Dissident and who they feel was behind his death; Leslie Beck counts the calories on fast food salads; jazz vocalist Sophie Milman performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • June 12, 2007
    June 12, 2007
    Episode 117
    6/12/07
    9.4
    A Canadian soldier, Trooper Darryl Caswell, is dead, and two others are wounded by a bomb attack in Afghanistan; a new poll suggests that two-thirds of Canadians want our troops out of Afghanistan; shots were fired in a Toronto school yard after a jewellry store robbery and hostage taking that lead to a police chase through the school; later today, Prime Minister Harper is expected to address Native land claims and propose a bill to fund research and offer compensation; the Space Shuttle Atlantis crew will spend extra time in space in order to repair a rip in the heat shield; Rogers Media is buying five CityTV stations from CTVGlobeMedia, the sale was ordered by the CRTC; Graham Gelineau won $37 Million in the most recent Lotto 6/49 draw, and is flabergasted by the windfall; Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald will meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper today to try to come to an agreement in the disputed offshore energy revenues before a budget vote in Parliament; a deadly parasitic infection, Chagas, that may not produce any symptoms for years poses a new threat to Canada's blood supply, according to tropical disease experts; Allison Knight of the Electronic Privacy Information Center tells us that Google has the potential to gather more personal information than any other company in the world, if they acquire online advertising company DoubleClick; a new report by MasterCard says Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are among the top 50 easiest places to do business in the world; 10,000 people have been forced from their homes in China due to flooding; Dr. Marla Shapiro looks at the results of new sleep studies; we continue to look at fatherhood with the second part of our series, where we look into adapting parenting techniques to a different culture.moreless
  • June 11, 2007
    June 11, 2007
    Episode 116
    6/11/07
    9.3
    Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully docked at the ISS in what NASA called a picture perfect rendezvous, and now the work begins; Prince Harry is in the tabloids again as he parties at a bar in Calgary with the female bartender, who is reported to have sold her story and pictures; a juror in the Conrad Black case was dismissed for personal reasons and told newspapers that she didn't see enough evidence to convict him; Afghan President Kanrzai has survived an assassination attempt and at least seven suspects have been arrested; an explosion rocked downtown Nairobi, killing one and injuring at least 30 others, police believe it was a suicide bomber; a shoot-out in Toronto left a 19-year old dead and three others injured, but police are facing a wall of silence in their investigation; the popular HBO series, The Sopranos, ended last night with ambiguity, upsetting viewers; rookie driver Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal yesterday; researchers at the University of Guelph have found that impulse shopping may give you an initial high but will only make you feel worse in the end; we take a look at what it's like to be a dad with new parents Dan and Jen Vandermolen; Bev talks with film-maker Scott Kesterson, who put his life at risk to document the soldiers' jobs in Iraq; Kris Abel drops by to answer viewer questions on technical difficulties; Bev talks with author James Patterson about his most recent book, The Sixth Target; we debunk some common travel myths with Pauline Frommer; Libby Norris has some fitness gift suggestions for Father's Day for people on every budget.moreless
  • June 8, 2007
    June 8, 2007
    Episode 115
    6/8/07
    9.4
    Leaders at the G-8 promised 60 billion dollars to fund AIDS, Africa and climate change, but there are questions whether this is just a restatement of funds already promised; studies show Vitamin D has been proven to reduce the risk of some cancers; BC flooding continues and evacuees can expect to stay out of their homes for at least a week; police in London, Ontario, are investigating a murder-suicide involving two of their own; a labour dispute at Montreal's Notre Dame de Neige cemetary has dragged on for weeks, causing a backlog and further grief for families of those waiting to be interred; in the Alabama Senate, Republican Charles Bishop punched a Democratic senator after being called a nasty name; space shuttle Atlantis prepares for take off today, and Sandi talks with astronaut Ed Lu; a 69-year old is the oldest North American to climb mountains on all continents and chats with Seamus about his recent Mt. Everest climb; crime dramas like CSI are affecting how Canadian police and lawyers do their jobs because of the influence on people's perceptions; Paris Hilton has been ordered to appear in court this morning to determine if she should return to jail after being released four days into her sentence; Richard Crouse reviews Ocean's Thirteen, Surf's Up and the dvd release of Norbit; we look at the basics for putting together a great picnic; the dancers from Vida perform for our studio audience.moreless
  • June 7, 2007
    June 7, 2007
    Episode 114
    6/7/07
    9.3
    Flooding continues in BC, cutting off some communities and limiting supplies; the first set of talks begin for the G-8 in Germany, as protests continue; the Anaheim Ducks took the Stanley Cup in game 5 of the series; Jeff reports in from Montreal at the race track for the Montreal Grand Prix where he chats with Lewis Hamilton; for the second day, people in Surry, BC, have gathered outside the home of Paul Callow, the 'balcony rapist', while the mayor calls for calm; conjoined twins from Italy are in Cleveland, Ohio, for separation surgery; Quebec has authorized a tax that will affect the price of gasoline for consumers; gunfire erupted on Driftwood Court in Toronto, where the community members were gathering to announce a citizens' inquest into the shooting of Jordan Manners, two men and a woman were taken away in handcuffs a few hours later; the security of banking records is in question again, as an Edmonton business owner has been receiving confidential information from various branches of BMO for three years despite telling the bank about the problem; police in Connecticut who were serving a search warrant were shocked to find a teen who'd been missing for a year, she was captive in a small room under a set of stairs; BC officials are considering charges against Bountiful, a polygamous sect; the coast of Oman was ripped up by a rare cyclone; Bev talks with author Tal Ben-Shahar about his book, Happier, and finding purpose in life; if you don't have enough room in your garage for your car, Pat Foran shows you how to declutter; Loren Christie drops by with a look at the latest in airline trends.moreless
  • June 6, 2007
    June 6, 2007
    Episode 113
    6/6/07
    9.3
    Flood waters are on the rise in BC, with homes being evacuated in Smithers, and Prince George, it's being called the worst flooding in years; thousands of CIBC tellers are suing the bank for overtime pay, saying that they're routinely given more work than they can complete in their work day; Bob Barker hosts his last The Price Is Right show, and Marci talks with him about his career; people in Alberta are cleaning up after flooding in central Alberta and Edmonton; Paul Callow, the 'balcony rapist' has moved to Surry, BC, and was subject to protests by local women; on the eve of the G-8 Summit, protests continue in Germany; two NATO Coalition soldiers have been confirmed dead in Afghanistan; Bill Casey has been kicked out of the Tory caucus in Nova Scotia for opposing the budget bill; a Spanish court has ordered police to capture and search two vessels that have located sunken treasure, and is refusing to disclose where the treasure was found; a man jumped over the barrier and ran towards the Pope as he was giving his general audience in St. Peter's Square, teh man was wrestled to the ground by security officers; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks with Marci about the risks of stroke, and how vitamins can prevent strokes; Leslie Beck looks at the new breed of 'super' juices; Mark Cullen is on the patio with Jeff, and explains how to plant on a slope or an incline; we take a look at the hottest convertibles on the market; Catherine O'Hara talks with us about her induction to the Canada Walk of Fame.moreless
  • June 5, 2007
    June 5, 2007
    Episode 112
    6/5/07
    9.4
    Omar Khadr appeared in a US Military Court yesterday where all charges against him were dropped, however, he is still in detention as the government cosiders an appeal; Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in Paris today, where he's facing sharp criticism on Canada's failure to meet the Kyoto Accord levels; WWF says that Canada must break ranks with the US in order to meet climate change goals; the body of the latest Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan returned home today; a record amount of snow in the BC mountains is melting fast, causing flood warnings for residents; anti-poverty activist Bob Geldoff says Canada, along with the other G-8 countries, is blocking progress in Africa; Marci visits the set of The Price Is Right; CIBC is facing the largest ever class action suit for the recovery of unpaid overtime for tellers; Paris Hilton's lawyers say that she's doing well in jail, and that she's been allowed to keep her hair extensions while serving her time; the body of a man was found next to the train tracks in the north end of Toronto, and the police investigation is interrupting GO rail service; Donald Trump was not a witness in the Conrad Black trial, as defence lawyers decided not to call him, but focus on Daniel Radler instead; the family of a woman who went missing in Syria two months ago has offered a reward for any information that leads to finding her; a study says that children of divorced parents are twice as likely to be prescribed Ritalin than children whose parents are still together; Seamus talks with Kate Walsh about her new series, Private Practice; Ben Mulroney drops by to chat about the new season of Canadian Idol which starts this evening on CTV; Eugene Levy talks about being the host of Canada's Walk of Fame, as well as being a past inductee; Serena Ryder performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • June 4, 2007
    June 4, 2007
    Episode 111
    6/4/07
    9.4
    Donald Trump is expected to testify at the Conrad Black trial about a surprise birthday party Black threw for his wife, Barbara Amiel; 20-year old Omar Khadr is facing arraignment today, charged with murdering a US medic in Afghanistan, he is the only Canadian being held in Guantanamo Bay; Bo Derek is helping to launch an animal awareness campaign in Canada, and speaks with Canada AM about illegal trade in wildlife trafficking; Prime Minister Stephen Harper has arrived in Europe for the G-8 Summit, as protests continue; police used a convicted drug dealer to unravel the plot to bomb JFK Airport; Charles Taylor, former Ligerian leader, boycotted the start of his trial in The Hague; the fighting in Lebanon has spread to a second refugee camp; a growing number of workplaces are beginning to provide facilities for employees to nap, after studies have shown that well-rested employees are more productive; Paris Hilton has started her 23-day jail sentence after surrendering to the jail last night; Seamus speaks with Steven Culp and Matthew Bomer about their new show Traveler; Jeremy Irons talks with Canada AM about how his work as an actor enabled him to connect with the prisoners he wants to help as part of a program that encourages inmates to meditate and practice yoga; Libby Norris shows how to stay fit in the garden; Kris Abel talks about the new Google Street View feature, and how some people are upset about the level of detail being shown.moreless
  • June 1, 2007
    June 1, 2007
    Episode 110
    6/1/07
    9.4
    A video of Alan Johnston blasting Britain's Mideast policies has been released by his captors, the first he's been heard of since his abduction in Gaza City three months ago; Quebec's minority government will survive a no-confidence vote; 13-year old Nate Gartke talks with Canada AM about the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, and coming in second; Jeff reports in from Scotia Bank Place in Kanata, where fans are preparing for the first home game and cheering on the Senators to bring home the cup; the Lebanese Army has resumed its assault on a group of Islamic militants holed up in a refugee camp, shelling and moving tanks into the area; Andrew Speaker has been identified as the man who may have exposed numerous people to a new strain of TB, and is son-in-law to a man who is researching this strain of TB, his family members are unhappy with how he's been portrayed in news reports; Prime Minister will travel to Columbia and Haiti this summer, as well as Chili and Barbados; California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is helping make BC a little greener, after signing accords there on greenhouse gases; police in Toronto are investigating shots fired on Shoreham Drive where Jordan Manners' family lives, police are not sure if it was a tribute to the young man, who was buried yesterday; Orangeville said goodbye to Cpl. Matthew McCully, who was the 55th soldier to die in Afghanistan; Richard Crouse reviews Knocked Up, and Mr. Brooks; our skin care specialist, Dr. Paul Cohen, answers viewer mail; Deborah Cox performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • May 31, 2007
    May 31, 2007
    Episode 109
    5/31/07
    9.4
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Ontario to sign accords regarding greenhouse gases and stem cell research, Seamus talks with him about his visit; a news study by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has determined that high-priced convertibles do not necessarily guarantee more safety than their cheaper counterparts; Bev talks with Sam George, brother of Dudley George, killed in the Ipperwash occupation in 1995, who is hoping for both justice and closure with the release of the government report after the inquiry into the events that took place over 10 years ago; six fishermen in Newfoundland survived for two hours in the North Atlantic after jumping from their burning ship; an Ottawa-based organization has created a device that adds essential vitamins and minerals to flour, which can provide crucial assistance to people living in Third World countries; Dan Ho shows us how to get rid of clutter in our homes and lives; our skincare experts tell us how women should take care of their skin in their 50s; Pat Foran investigates universal remote control units to see if the cost is worth the value; Loren Christie counts down the top five road trips in Canada; Frank Warren, author of The Secret Lives of Men and Women talks about his new book, and the postcards he's received with secrets on them; we go out to the patio with former Olympian Curt Harnett to get information on how to get your bicycle ready for the summer season.moreless
  • May 30, 2007
    May 30, 2007
    Episode 108
    5/30/07
    9.3
    Health officials are scrambling to contact passengers who may have come into contact with another passenger who has a potentially lethal form of tuberculosis, who knew he was sick and has been warned not to travel and is now under armed guard and quarantine in Atlanta; California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives in Ontario to meet with local politicians and sign accords on going green and stem cell research; the rising Canadian dollar has cross-border shoppers happy; the Edmonton Zoo's Siberian tiger, Boris, only responds to French, according to Zookeepers, who are asking patrons to make the tiger feel at home by speaking French to him; Gina Houston testified in the Robert Pickton trial, saying that he told her that there were as many as six bodies on his BC farm and suggesting that they commit double suicide together; the Ontario Safety League is urging the Ontario Attorney General to appeal the one-year house arrest sentence given to two men who were convicted in the death of a Toronto cabbie after pleading guilty to dangerous driving; hundreds of US and Iraqi troops cordoned off areas of Baghdad to search for five men abducted from a government building earlier in the week; Daniel Sylvester was convicted of second degree murder in the death of Alicia Ross; the parents of Madeleine McCann are in St. Peter's Square for the weekly meeting of the faithful, where they met with Pope Benedict; BC joins Ontario in investigating the high number of lottery retailers who become lottery winners; a fire in Minnesota was too hot to handle even for firefighters, who were ordered out of the building; Jeff is out on the patio with Mark Cullen who gives us some grass repair tips; a study done by the University of Alberta shows that Edmonton drivers are spending 5,000 hours per day in drive thrus, increasing air pollution due to their idling engines; our skincare expert checks in with Bev on how to keep your skin looking good in your 40s; Dan Ho drops by to show us how to declutter the kitchen drawers; Leslie Beck takes a look at the myths and realities of cooking safely with a quiz for viewers; Sheila Lukins cooks up some Chicken Marbella in our kitchen.moreless
  • May 29, 2007
    May 29, 2007
    Episode 107
    5/29/07
    9.4
    A Canadian woman, Meagan McGrath, rescued another climber left for dead on Mt. Everest, and was recognized by the climbing community in Nepal for her heroic efforts; the parents of Madeleine McCann released video images of their daughter in a bid to assist in finding the little girl; the body of Cpl. Matthew McCully has been returned home from Afghanistan, he is the 55th soldier killed in Afghanistan since 2002; the two 17-year olds charged in the death of Jordan Manners could be tried as adults, while the lawyer for one of the teens says there's a possibility that the shooting was an accident; US President George Bush has authorized new sanctions in an effort to stop the violence in The Sudan; Liberal leader Robert Ghiz has taken charge of PEI after winning the provincial election yesterday; a highway in BC has been shut down by a massive mudslide; gunmen wearing police uniforms abducted at least three Western lecturers from a government building in central Baghdad yesterday; Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final ended with the Ducks scoring a late goal for the win; California Governor Arnold Schwartzennegger arrives in Ontario today to sign acccords with Premier Dalton McGuinty; the defence is expected to begin their case tomorrow in the Conrad Black trial; the Canada Safety Council says in a new report that railways are not doing enough to keep their tracks safe, and warn that a dangerous derailment could be in the future if nothing is done; makers of Fosamax, Merck Frosst Canada, are facing a class-action lawsuit over allegations that the drug for osteoporosis was not adequately tested and causes osteonecrosis of the jaw; Jeff is on the patio, learing how to spin pizza dough with Canadian World Acrobatic Pizza Spinner, Juan Hermosillo; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to talk about the health impact of drinking sugary soft drinks; our Skincare Series continues, with information on how to take care of your skin while in your 30s; researchers at the University of Calgary are using remote digital cameras to track animal behaviour in response to human intrusions to their habitat; Arlan Ettinger of Guernsey's Auction House chats with Seamus about the Jackson memorabilia items up for auction in Las Vegas on Wednesday and Thursday; author and make-up artist Carmindy of What Not To Wear gives us a five-minute makeover; The Police played a concert in Vancouver last night, playing 21 of their hits; Mari Loewen of Anna Magazine shows us how to throw a stylish girl's birthday party; Margaret Dickenson shows us how to use ordinary ingredients to create unique and delicious dishes including Smoked Salmon Crispy Stacks.moreless
  • May 28, 2007
    May 28, 2007
    Episode 106
    5/28/07
    9.3
    In the Jordan Manners case, one suspect is arrested and a second surrenders himself to police after his picture and name were released to the media over the weekend, two 17-year old boys, friends of the victim, have been charged with first degree murder and will appear in court today; more than two dozen forest fires are burning across northern Quebec and Ontario; in Afghanistan, police opened fire on a crowd of protestors, killing thirteen and injuring dozens of others; the Canadian military has asked for more money to cover the funeral cost of fallen soldiers; the Canadian forces are fighting a battle against the mumps, as the HMCS Glace Bay sits idle in harbour in Nova Scotia due to an outbreak; elections are taking place in PEI today; as many as six bombs have exploded in Thailand, injuring numerous people; Donald Trump weighs in with several low blows in the Rosie O'Donnell/Elizabeth Hasselbeck feud; new studies in robotics are helping transform the health care system as well as the field of security; a highway crash involving two motocycles and a car in Nova Scotia has claimed five lives; Advanced Medical Optics has recalled saline solution after reports of bacterial infection that lead to blindness; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to discuss this saline solution recall and what to do if you've used the recalled product; Charles Nelson Riley passed away at age 76 on Friday; Professor Sherry Turkle of MIT has declared "e-mail bankruptcy", and started a trend that many emailers can identify with; Lindsay Lohan was in a car accident over the weekend, with rumours that she was driving while impaired; Bev talks with Dr. Paul Cohen about skin care for women in their 20s on how to prevent skin damage; Rose Reisman drops by with information on how to throw a child's birthday party with healthy food choices; Seamus talks with author Janice Wells about her new book, Definitely Not Martha Stewart; Libby Norris shows us how to get fit for golf season; Robin Thicke plays "Lost Without You" from his album The Evolution of Robin Thicke for our studio audience.moreless
  • May 25, 2007
    May 25, 2007
    Episode 105
    5/25/07
    9.3
    Hundreds of students gathered at a memorial for slain teen Jordan Manners, killed in a school hallway on Wednesday by an unidentified assailant; Jordan's aunt and uncle, Louisa Manners and Gregory Leslie, talk with Bev about their loss and the family's search for justice; Toronto Mayor David Miller talks with Seamus about gun violence, and his request that guns be stopped at the border; Premier Dalton McGuinty presses the government to pass a bill that would impose mandatory sentences on persons convicted of gun crimes; a Kitchener highschool, KCI, was put into lock-down yesterday by Waterloo Regional Police after a police officer's gun went missing when he left it unattended; a four-time convicted pedophile is facing eight new charges after allegations that he assaulted a 7-year old boy and infected him with HIV, police are concerned that there may be more victims; Operation Hoover is underway in Afghanistan, the largest Canadian offensive against the Taliban, one Canadian soldier has been killed in this offensive, and one wounded; Saskatchewan police have released video footage of the woman who gave birth in a Wal-Mart last week, then left the baby behind; a Canadian study has found that babies as young as four months old can differentiate between French and English; Seamus talks with Immigration lawyer Ravi Jain about a new initiative by the government to speed the process that professionally qualified immigrants go through to be qualified in Canada; Lesley Parrott, mother of 11-year old Allison Parrott who was raped and murdered 20 years ago, discusses the documentary that deals with forgiving her daughter's killer; Red Deer, Alberta, received 20 cm of snow yesterday, causing schools to call a 'snow day'; Richard Crouse drops by to review Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as well as Apocalypto, Flags of Our Fathers, and Letters From Iwo Jima on dvd; Rachel Hunter chats with Bev about her latest trip to the Antarctic; a new bug-fighting bus is on tour across North America to show hospitals and the food industry how to better detect food super-bugs; Emily Hunter, daughter of Greenpeace founder Bob Hunter, drops by to talk with Bev about her most recent Antarctic trip during which she attempted to derail illegal whaling; Seamus goes out on the patio to check out some high end camping gear that allows you to camp in luxury; Joseph Arthur performs on the Canada AM soundstage for the studio audience, playing "Chicago" from his new album, Let's Just Be.moreless
  • May 24, 2007
    May 24, 2007
    Episode 104
    5/24/07
    9.5
    Pat Foran tells us whether those kitchen gadgets you see on TV actually work; Leslie Beck shows us the best ways of cleaning your kitchenware.
  • May 23, 2007
    May 23, 2007
    Episode 103
    5/23/07
    9.3
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a breakfast speech to hundreds of Canadian soldiers in Kandahar while dressed in full military garb, thanking them for their dedication in rebuilding the country; the crisis continues in Lebanon where a ceasefire is hoped to solve matters, but it is feared that it is simply a prelude to a major showdown; a new birth control pill promises to eliminate all negative side effects of menstuation, as well as eliminating the menstruation itself; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to discuss the pros and cons of this new birth control; Jeff reports in from Drumheller, Alberta, from the Royal Tyrrell Museum; the Canadian dollar hit its highest level since 1977; a baby boy was found in a Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Wal-Mart, and police suspect that the mother gave birth in the washroom there and left the baby behind; Gary Doer has lead the NDP to its third straight majority government in Manitoba; the Coverdale Rodeo in B.C. has eliminated steer wrestling and calf roping after animal activists protested the events; studies by scientists at McMaster University have discovered that weightlifting assists in the reversal of signs of aging in seniors; four women in New Hampshire were fired from their jobs for gossiping about their boss during their lunch hour, and author Nicole Williams chats with Bev about office gossip; the 'person of interest' seen in security stills at the parking garage where Glen Davis was murdered is now considered the prime suspect in the case; stonemason Robert Watt says that the Ottawa Parliament buildings are in danger of crumbling; US weather services forecast 13 to 15 named storms for this hurricane season; Leslie Beck drops by to show us how to properly clean your kitchen in time for Spring; we go out to the patio where some members of the 5th Agincourt Scouts cook up a campfire breakfast for us including breakfast buritos, cinnamon buns; Mark Cullen gives us some tips on replanting; the cast of Go, Diego, Go! perform for our studio audience.moreless
  • May 22, 2007
    May 22, 2007
    Episode 102
    5/22/07
    9.3
    Canada cautions against travel to Lebanon, as violence there continues for the third straight day, and the Lebanese government has authorized increased efforts to end the conflict which it calls 'a terrorist phenomenon' while simulateously working on a truce; Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in Afghanistan where he met the President, and visited a school in Kabul, as he attempts to emphasize Canada's non-military efforts in rebuilding the country; British police have charged a former KGB agent with the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko; University of Dalhousie researchers are trying to restore hearing in deaf patients by using the vibrations that travel through the skull; police have received some tips regarding the photos of a 'person of interest' in the death of 66-year old philanthropist Glen Davis, who was killed in a Toronto parking garage on Friday; Manitoba citizens head to the polls today as the NDP looks to continue its seven-year rule; a Japanese company released the world's smallest TV that fits onto your glasses, and is marketing it to commuters; Seamus talks with Conrad Black in Chicago about his new book, The Invincible Quest: The Life of Richard Millhouse Nixon, and discusses some concerns he has about the American justice system; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks with Seamus about the recent diabetes drug warning for people who take Avandia, as well as who it affects, and what other treatment options are available; Seamus talks with Daniel Jouanneau, the French Ambassador, about the challenges that Nicolas Sarkozy faces in his new regime as President of France; On The Lot begins tonight, and Bev chats with Abigail Steinberg, one of the Canadians who made it on to the show; Seamus talks with author Massimo Francesco Marcone about his book, In Bad Taste, a book about the world's most bizarre foods; Bev chats with Mark Giannousopoulos about environmentally friendly air conditioning units.moreless
  • May 21, 2007
    May 21, 2007
    Episode 101
    5/21/07
    9.3
    For the Victoria Day holiday Monday, the Canada AM team shows some of their favourite segments from past shows, including Jeff's Adventures in the Muskokas, interviews with Amazing Race winners Eric and Danielle, a Canadian woman who is godmother to a cruise ship, a Nova Scotia preteen who saved his friend from choking, some heroic pets, style tips from Jane Seymour, and musical performances by David Usher and Tori Amos, among others.moreless
  • May 18, 2007
    May 18, 2007
    Episode 100
    5/18/07
    9.3
    Greyhound suspends operations in Western Canada due to a strike, forcing passengers to scramble to make other travel plans over the long weekend; Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor admits that it will cost 1.3 billion dollars to to buy and maintain the used Leopard tanks from the Netherlands for use in Afghanistan; Republicans and Democrats came to an agreement on a bipartisan bill on immigration, allowing an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants to become American citizens, the bill still needs Congressional approval; Paul Wolfowitz has agreed to step down as head of the World Bank after controversy involving an employee's, his girlfriend, promotion and pay raise; CSIS admits that they knew Air India was being targeted in testimony on the tragedy of the 1985 bombing; the CRTC has changed restrictions on the number of minutes of commercials that can be shown during an hour of television programming, the changes will go into effect in the fall, raising the number of minutes from 12 to 14, and eventually leading to unlimited commercial time; a Shanghai coffee shop which called itself 'Starbucks' has finally changed its name after three years and a court case that upheld the Seattle-based company's trademark rights, ordering the Shanghai company to issue a public apology and pay 62,500 US in damages; cameras in vehicles catch a surprising number of drivers who doze off while driving, and the Canada AM team looks at why this is just as dangerous as drunk driving; two Saudi Arabian born Canadian brothers who were involved in a schoolyard fight in Saudi Arabia are now facing beheading after the victim in the fight died; in our 'Job Hunt 101' series, our expert answers viewer questions; the Hospital for Sick Kids opened a theatre for patients today, and the opening film is Shrek the Third; Richard Crouse drops by to review Shrek the Third, Pan's Labyrinth on dvd; Eric Idle drops by to chat with Seamus about his new oratorio, Not The Messiah, based on the Monty Python movie, Life Of Brian; Chocolat Magazine’s Style Editor has décor tips to dress up your home in the style of old Hollywood; we go out to the patio to make some desserts on the barbecue with chef Michael P. Clive., and get some style tips for patio furniture from Brian Gluckstein.moreless
  • May 17, 2007
    May 17, 2007
    Episode 99
    5/17/07
    9.3
    Convicted sex offender Mark Edward Grant, 43, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the 1984 death of 13-year old Candace Derksen, who was abducted on her way home from school; NASA has sent an astronaut crew into the depths of the ocean off the coast of Key Largo, Fla. for an undersea training mission; Canadian authorities hope to bring a Nova Scotia man charged in the murders of two men in Halifax and a man in New York, back to his home province to face his Canadian charges, but Halifax Police Deputy Chief Chris McNeil said Glen Douglas Race, 26, will most likely face his charges in the U.S. before he is brought back to Canada; amid threats against his life, Prince Harry will not be sent to war-torn Iraq according to Britain's top general, Gen. Richard Dannatt; passengers were briefly evacuated from an upper level of LAX airport, where an inert mortar shell was found in a baggage screening area; trains have crossed the border between North and South Korea for the first time in 50 years; Gordon Brown will be the next Prime Minister of England when Tony Blair steps down, after his rival for the position conceded; Ontario plans to review the animal cruelty act in the wake of an attack on a six-month old dog last week, according to a newspaper report; a slab of marble which fell from the 60th story of a Toronto office tower continues to cause problems as the streets in the financial district remain blocked off; our 'Job Hunt 101' series continues with tips on dos and don'ts for job interviews and how to answer questions; Liam Lacey reports in from the opening of the Cannes Film Festival; Loren Christie drops by to chat about travelling in an RV; Pat Foran gives us some tips on how to get the summer cottage of your dreams; we go out to the patio to look at some garden items that will help keep your garden green.moreless
  • May 16, 2007
    May 16, 2007
    Episode 98
    5/16/07
    9.3
    First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine says a YouTube video on disrupting railway traffic serves as evidence of mounting frustration among Canada's native youth; Ontario plans to review the animal cruelty act in the wake of an attack on a six-month old dog whose ears were cut off last week, according to a newspaper report by The Globe And Mail; Portuguese police say they don't have enough evidence to hold a British man they questioned yesterday, and the man says that he's just a scapegoat and his life has been ruined; road rage and impolite gesturing topped the list of most annoying motorist behaviour in a new nationwide survey on Canadian drivers, the Environics Research study, which was commissioned by Goodyear Canada; more than 300 breast cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador did not receive proper treatment because of incorrect test results, according to an affidavit filed in the province's Supreme Court by the Eastern Health Authority, which asked Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital to review 2,000 hormone receptor tests dating back to May 1997; the Rev. Jerry Falwell, a television evangelist who became the face of America's so-called religious right in the 1980s, died on Tuesday at age 73; CP Engineers are on strike, but management doesn't expect any interruption in service; Prime Minister Stephen Harper is being sued for liable during the last federal election, but is invoking immunity; an autopsy has failed to determine conclusively the cause of death of Jeff Toews, who died in Mexico; a funeral service was held for Manny Castillo, who died after injuries sustained in the final minutes of a rugby game; teen model Madison Lindstrom and her mom Bryanna are giving back to charity; in our 'Job Hunt 101' series, we take a look at the all-important job interview; Leslie Beck has summer food safety tips for cooking while camping; Mark Cullen drops by with tips on how to garden on a budget of $100; as the weather heats up, we’ll have summer fashion suggestions for work.moreless
  • May 15, 2007
    May 15, 2007
    Episode 97
    5/15/07
    8.2
    Millions of girls around the world are powerless and condemned to lives of inequality and poverty according to a new study from an international child development organization; a new Statistics Canada study suggests one-third of Canadians identify themselves as workaholics and are more likely to be dissatisfied with the imbalance between their home and work life; Mayor David Miller is set to unveil a new climate change initiative for Toronto on Tuesday, but he will do it south of the border in New York; Canadian military personnel have officially taken over the training of Afghan National Army soldiers, a task that will eventually become a key component of any exit strategy; a British man was briefly detained by Portuguese police in the disappearance of the missing 4-year old, Madeleine McCann, the man lives nearby the hotel where the McCann family was staying; in Chicage, the Conrad Black trial continues with defence council wrapping up the cross-examination of Daniel Radler, repeatedly calling him a liar; Thomson Corp. has agreed to buy Reuters Group PLC for US$17.2 billion in a merger that will create one of the world's largest financial news providers; a possible domestic dispute lead to a traffic accident on the 401 in Pickering and the death of the driver who fled the scene on foot and was hit by a car; forest fires continue to burn near Thunder Bay, Ontario, where residents are being evacuated; the son of a 65-year old Toronto man beaten to death with a hammer has been arrested and is facing a murder charge; we take a look at getting experience in the work environment in our 'Job Hunt 101' series; Dr. Marla looks at the link between anxiety and heart disease; Bev chats with Alex Tagliani and gets a chance to sit in the driver's seat of his race car; soul vocalist Lori Nuic performs from her debut CD Red Book Chronicles.moreless
  • May 14, 2007
    May 14, 2007
    Episode 96
    5/14/07
    9.4
    Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe is looking for a vote of confidence from his caucus today, despite flip-flopping on his intention to run for the Parti Quebecois; new study by MSN Canada/ Ipsos-Reid shows more than three-quarters of Canadians prefer using email as a communication tool to writing a traditional letter; a Canadian entrepreneur's innovative medical tool used to repair serious skin wounds without the use of painful skin grafts is so effective it is being used to treat injured soldiers in Iraq; Team Canada captain Shane Doan personified the joy of victory at the World Hockey Championship as he picked up the IIHF trophy and accepted his gold medal; Cerberus Capital Management LP has outbid Magna International to win majority ownership of Chrysler Group in a deal worth US$7.4 billion; our 'Grad Career' Series begins with tips from an executive coach; if you’re in the market for a laptop, Kris Abel has your best buys; Libby Norris drops by to tell us how to get our bodies ready to be seen in shorts.moreless
  • May 11, 2007
    May 11, 2007
    Episode 95
    5/11/07
    9.3
    A Montreal man who has six prior convictions for impaired driving, and was allegedly involved in a Tuesday night hit-and-run that left a woman in critical condition, appeared in court Thursday for a bail hearing which was postponed until May 18th; travel detective Peter Greenberg advises car renters to cut out the middle-man and call locations directly when renting, and checking your regular policy for coverage rather than paying for more coverage when renting; The National Hockey League Players' Association executive board, made up of 30 player-reps plus the six-member interim executive committee, voted unanimously via conference call Thursday to fire suspended executive director Ted Saskin; Jeff Towes, injured in Mexico and whose family alleges that he was brutally assaulted, has been taken off life support and his organs donated; Manny Castillo, a 15-year old student in Mississauga injured during what was supposed to be a friendly rugby match, is on life support after a fight during the game and not expected to live, another student has been charged with aggravated assault and Legal Analyst Steven Skurka discusses those charges with us; a one-million dollar reward has been offered for anyone who assists in finding the kidnapped British child in Portugal; a Toronto city councillor wants to add a 25 cent tax to coffee to help reduce the number of cups that end up in landfill sites; Evenflo has issued a recall on some of its child car seats; Margaret Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau talk with Bev about their recent trip to Africa on behalf of WaterCan, a Canadian charitable organization that builds wells in African villages; Wayne Langlois, a Manitoba man who found an interesting rock in his yard more than 50 years ago is now learning that it's actually a meteorite and worth more than $8,000; Richard Crouse drops by to review new releases Georgia Rule, 28 Weeks Later and the dvd release of The Painted Veil; if you’re shopping for a new bike, we’ll show which ones are best; pastry chef Dorie Greenspan shows us how to make the perfect scone.moreless
  • May 10, 2007
    May 10, 2007
    Episode 94
    5/10/07
    9.4
    Mexican investigators say an Alberta man, who returned home brain-dead after vacationing in the country, sustained his injuries after an alcohol-induced accident and not a beating, according to a newspaper report; British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced today that he will resign as leader of the Labour Party on June 27, after more than a decade in power; Canadians are being gouged at the gas pumps across the country by as much as 27 cents a litre, says a new report done by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which examined gas prices before and after Hurricane Katrina and found unjustified price hikes after the disaster; the world's scientists plan to compile everything they know about all of Earth's 1.8 million known species and put it all on one website, open to everyone, and call it The Encyclopedia of Life; investigators are probing the disappearance of a three-year old British girl from a Portuguese resort, who went missing just 90 metres away from her parents, who left her with her siblings in their hotel room while they ate dinner; Pat Foran looks into the new three-wheeled motorcycles; travel detective Peter Greenberg tells us the three important questions to ask to ensure a safe and relaxing hotel stay; Chef Robert Bartley of the Four Seasons Hotel offers these favourites for a special treat on Mother's Day, Smoked Salmon Omelet with Hollandaise Sauce and Simple Strawberry Shortcake with Strawberry Sauce; author Severn Cullis-Suzuki drops by to talk about her new book, Notes from Canada's Young Activists; we go to the Look Fab Studio for some Mother's Day makeovers.moreless
  • May 9, 2007
    May 9, 2007
    Episode 93
    5/9/07
    9.3
    The family of an Alberta man, left clinically brain dead after suffering what they say was a brutal beating in Mexico, will donate his organs in Canada; one in seven new nurses graduating in Canada this year will not be able to find work, according to a new study by the Canadian Nurses Association; the widow of one of the suicide bombers, who killed 52 people in the July 2005 London attacks, was one of four suspects arrested by British police on Wednesday; Andre Boisclair announced he is resigning as leader of the Parti Quebecois at the Quebec Legislature in Quebec City on Tuesday; in the Conrad Black trial, David Radler continues to testify, saying that he told Black of all that was going on, and that it was Black who ordered that money be diverted to his smaller, private company; one of B.C.'s Coast Mountain Bus Company's drivers was captured on film grabbing a bus patron and spitting on him, but what wasn't on the film was the patron starting the altercation by spitting on the driver; an Israeli archeologist announced that he has solved the 2,000-year-old mystery of where King Herod is buried; Warner Brothers has announced that it will no longer be releasing preview screenings of Hollywood blockbusters in Canada due to the Canadian government's failure to crack down on movie piracy, and Richard Crouse chats with us about what this means for Canadian movie-goers; Mark Cullen talks with us about his new book, A Sandbox of a Different Kind; Leslie Beck gives us the low down on weight loss and people who lose large amounts of weight, and Seamus talks with Ruth Matthews, who lost 185 pounds; travel Detective Peter Greenberg has tips on using your frequent flyer miles; vocalist Eleni Mandell performs 'Girls' from her album Miracle of Five for our studio audience.moreless
  • May 8, 2007
    May 8, 2007
    Episode 92
    5/8/07
    9.4
    Calls for a full public inquiry are mounting after CTV News reported that a consulting company received lucrative contracts from the RCMP, despite serious concerns over their procurement; David Radler continued his testimony in the Conrad Black case, and linked the former media magnate to the alleged fraudulent skimming of money away from Hollinger International Inc.; Steven Skurka, our Legal Analyst, chats with Bev about the intricacies of the Conrad Black case; the brother of a Canadian woman, Jacqueline Nicole Vienneau, who vanished in Syria over a month ago has launched an online campaign to help find his sister; six men described as "Islamic militants" were arrested on charges they plotted to attack New Jersey's Fort Dix Army base and "kill as many soldiers as possible," authorities said today; Save The Children has released its eighth annual State of the World's Mothers report, ranking 140 countries on the wellbeing of their mothers and children. And Canada ranks 15th, well behind first-place Sweden; three dogs and one cat were inducted into the Purina Hall of Fame for feats of bravery and determination that saved lives, and Bev sits down with two of the pets, Jango and Kai, and their owners; Carne Ross, author of Independent Diplomat: Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite talks with Seamus about Tony Blair's Prime Ministership, and how he'll be remembered; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to talk about vaccines and a resurgence of the mumps in Eastern Ontario; we chat with Eric and Danielle, the winners of The Amazing Race All-Stars; travel detective Peter Greenberg has tips for navigating airports that can save you time and stress.moreless
  • May 7, 2007
    May 7, 2007
    Episode 91
    5/7/07
    9.4
    Conrad Black's long-time business partner David Radler will take the stand against him today as the media baron's trial moves into a critical phase; French president-elect Nicolas Sarkozy's focus will turn to winning legislative elections if he wants to quickly push through the pro-market, anti-crime reforms that garnered him an election victory over the weekend; elsewhere in France, as Sarkozy's supporters celebrated, riot police were firing tear gas into a crowd gathered at the Place de la Bastille in Paris, where small bands of youths described by BFM TV as "militant anarchists" hurled bottles, stones and other objects at police; a new 16-digit code that can crack anti-piracy technology on high-definition DVDs and Blue Ray discs has fuelled an online war that has Hollywood movie studios sweating, and Kris Abel drops by to talk about that with us; gastric bypass surgery is becoming an increasingly important procedure to address the growing morbid obesity problem in Canada, but there are years-long waits for the procedure across the country; dozens of families who put deposits on homes being developed in a Coquitlam, B.C. neighbourhood are outraged after their contracts were cancelled and deposits refunded; Canada's harmless poppy quarter has given some suspicious U.S. army contractors a serious case of embarassment after it was revealed they filed espionage accounts on the world's first coloured coin; Bev chats with author Richard Dawkins about his book, The God Delusion; travel detective Peter Greenberg drops by with some tips on cruise vacations; Jeff is out on the patio grilling up some great BBQ treats, including Garlic Bread Bruschetta, Ginger-Lime Salmon Steaks, Chicken Caesar Potato Salad, and Sirloin Beef Roast with Herb Crust.moreless
  • May 4, 2007
    May 4, 2007
    Episode 90
    5/4/07
    9.4
    Family members of the victims of the Air India bombing say they were shocked to learn that the RCMP received information warning of a possible imminent attack in the days leading up to the bombing; Queen Elizabeth will arrive at the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia today to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in America, and will attend the Kentucky Derby tomorrow; Business News journalist Jim O'Connell has died of colon cancer, for which he was diagnosed in February; a new study suggests two genes linked to heart disease may allow for earlier screening and prevention of the deadly disease; a cat packed in a suitcase managed to survive the flight; 14-year-old author Matthew Epp talks about his new book on battling cancer; Richard Crouse drops by to review Spiderman 3, Lucky You, Away From Her and the dvd release of Dreamgirls; Canadian folk singer Jimmy Rankin performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • May 3, 2007
    May 3, 2007
    Episode 89
    5/3/07
    9.3
    More arrests and charges are expected to be laid after the discovery of hundreds of stolen cars and vehicle parts in a scrap yard north of Montreal, in what police are calling the biggest car-theft operation in Canadian history; a squad of Canadian ex-NHLers were easily victorious, with a score of 7 - 1, over a team of battle-seasoned soldiers who took them on in a Kandahar ball-hockey game Thursday; Bob Gainey, General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens, says he learned just how quickly a world can be turned upside down after his daughter Laura's death in December, as he announced the creation of the Gainey Foundation to support cancer causes that his departed wife, Cathy, and daughter Laura loved; CTV has obtained a draft copy of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to be released on Friday, and found that the expected recommendations are at odds with parts of the new Conservative government's policy; lawyers have confirmed that Canadian officials have signed a new prisoner-transfer agreement with Afghanistan, and claim that the agreement assures that proper monitoring measures are in place; Hockey Canada President Bob Nicholson delivered a passionate defence of Shane Doan on Thursday to a House of Commons committee, saying he stands behind the embattled captain; we take a look at the hottest baby products; Pat Foran looks into pet spas, while Loren Christie drops by to tell us about travelling with your pet, and what the restrictions are on different airlines; Jane Seymour talks with Bev about her new book, Making Yourself At Home.moreless
  • May 2, 2007
    May 2, 2007
    Episode 88
    5/2/07
    9.3
    With rising gas costs and fears that prices at the pump will spike to record highs this summer, the federal government is being pressured to launch an inquiry into gasoline prices; the Stanley Cup was brought to Afghanistan on Wednesday in an effort to boost troop morale, after Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier said some troops are upset about the attention given to detainee abuse allegations; MPs in the House of Commons stood to collectively say sorry to survivors of Canada's native residential schools, but the Indian Affairs minister says it will be five more years before the government issues a formal apology; Auditor General Sheila Fraser says the RCMP is dealing with a major backlog in the force's DNA testing, causing delays in the justice system; on the fourth anniversary of his famous "Mission Accomplished" appearance on an aircraft carrier, U.S. President George Bush has vetoed a bill that would have seen U.S. troops withdrawn from Iraq; Hockey Canada officials will be summoned by a parliamentary committee in Ottawa to explain why they chose Shane Doan as Team Canada captain at a world hockey tournament in Russia due to controversy over a derogatory remark Doan allegedly made toward a French-Canadian linesman during a game in December 2005; Dr. Katz of the California Breath Clinic chats with Seamus about how to deal with bad breath, both your own and others'; Bev learns about some eco-friendly lawn mowers; Mark Cullen drops by with some advice on planting bulbs; Leslie Beck tells us all about detox diets.moreless
  • May 1, 2007
    May 1, 2007
    Episode 87
    5/1/07
    9.3
    The provincial premiers have started the process towards developing a common renewable energy and energy efficiency strategy, says Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams; Kandahar province's governor rejects allegations that Canadian-captured prisoners endured abuse at the hands of Afghan police and intelligence officers; gas prices shot up right across the country overnight, with some stations in Vancouver reaching $1.28 a litre while pumps hit $1.13 in Halifax, Liberal MP Dan McTeague says the increase can be blamed on a jump in the wholesale price for gasoline that has been passed along to the customer; the head of the British army says he has personally decided that Prince Harry will go to Iraq, amidst reports Shiite insurgents may form a special unit to target him; scientists believe people suffering from migraines may be experiencing brain damage, which could account for the higher instances of stroke among migraine sufferers; our series Canadians on the Cutting Edge continues with a look at the synchrotron at the University of Saskatchewan, which uses bright light to look inside matter; Swiss-Master Chocolatier's Ingrid Laderach Steven cooks up some chocolate mousse.moreless
  • April 30, 2007
    April 30, 2007
    Episode 86
    4/30/07
    9.3
    Justin Trudeau says he is ready for his new life in federal politics but says it's too early to speculate about his future as Canada's Prime Minister; Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay says Beijing has assured him that a Canadian Muslim activist serving a life sentence in a Chinese jail has not been tortured; an Israeli inquiry report on the handling of the Lebanon war last summer has described Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's efforts as a "severe failure"; five men found guilty in a British court of planning to bomb targets throughout London have been sentenced to life in prison, in a case that authorities link to a Canadian suspect; Kris Abel looks new tech toys coming out; Libby Norris shows us a 10-week program for running; the authors of Whining and Dining have cooking tips for picky eaters; Peter Krause, star of Civic Duty, chats with Seamus about his new movie; singer-songwriter Tori Amos performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • April 27, 2007
    April 27, 2007
    Episode 85
    4/27/07
    9.3
    Environment Minister John Baird defended the Conservative plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Friday as critics, including environmentalist David Suzuki, blasted the initiative, saying it's not enough; the federal government's handling of allegations of prisoner abuse in Afghanistan has led to suggestions that chaos and confusion abound within the government; the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday a correlation exists between bloodshed on television and violence in real life and that the government should take action on such programming; Richard Rembala, technical lead of the team that designed 'Dexter' talks with Marci about Canada's contribution to the ISS; former professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin talks about his new movie The Condemned; Richard Crouse drops by to review The Condemned, and the dvd releases of The Queen and Night At The Museum; guitarist Kate Schutt performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • April 26, 2007
    April 26, 2007
    Episode 84
    4/26/07
    9.3
    The Tories are changing their story on the status of Canada's access to Afghan detainees, saying corrections officers have had access to them all along; Environment Minister John Baird has announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial polluters, but the government will not meet its Kyoto targets until 2025; the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Toronto, funded by businessman Rob McEwen, envisions a day when the standard treatment for disease is not based on invasive procedures or powerful medications, but on utilizing the body's own stems cells to have patients literally heal themselves; Family members of military personnel deserve better treatment when they raise concerns to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces about their loved ones, says a new report released by the DND and Canadian Forces ombudsman; Loren Christie drops by and chats about some great spa getaways; Pat Foran tests out the 'DriveCam' system; NDP leader Jack Layton takes us through his 'green' house.moreless
  • April 25, 2007
    April 25, 2007
    Episode 83
    4/25/07
    9.2
    An accidentally leaked Conservative speech revealed on Tuesday night key details behind the government's long-awaited national environmental initiative; the federal government declared a Canada-wide ban on the sale of inefficient lightbulbs on Thursday, pledging to eliminate them entirely in Canada within five years; U.S. researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore have found that women with a history of migraines experience less cognitive decline as they age than those who don't have the debilitating headaches; federal government officials knew that prisoners held by Afghan security forces faced the possibility of abuse and torture and even execution, according to a report published Wednesday after The Globe And Mail obtained a copy of the report under the Freedom Of Information Act, however all references to torture had been blacked out; a public memorial honouring eight Canadian soldiers killed this month in Afghanistan is expected to draw a crowd of 5,000 today at the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in New Brunswick; Leslie Beck drops by to chat about a report that details the toxins found in barbequed meat; geologists have announced the discovery of a mineral with virtually the same chemical composition as kryptonite, a substance that the comic superhero Superman must avoid at all costs; Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party, gives us a tour of her house; we chat with the author of 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa.moreless
  • April 24, 2007
    April 24, 2007
    Episode 82
    4/24/07
    9.4
    Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day said Tuesday that Canadian Forces will continue to transfer detainees to Afghan authorities, despite allegations of abuse; Murray Isman, a entomologist and toxicologist at the University of British Columbia has helped develop an insecticide, based on plant essential oils, that kills bugs but doesn't harm humans; a study done by researchers at the University of Calgary finds that even a single, high-fat meal can make be damaging to our cardiovascular system; Boris Yeltsin, the first freely elected President in Russia after decades of Communist rule, died on Monday in a Moscow hospital of heart failure at age 76; NASA released the first three-dimensional images of the sun Monday, saying the photos taken from twin spacecraft may lead to better predictions of solar eruptions that can affect communications and power lines on Earth; Dr. Marla talks about the causes and effects of post-traumatic stress; The cast of Evil Dead: The Musical performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • April 23, 2007
    April 23, 2007
    Episode 81
    4/23/07
    9.4
    Critics are blasting the Canadian government and calling for the Defence Minister's resignation over allegations that Afghan prisoners had been tortured; more than 600 people who fled the worst flooding to hit their community in decades could be back home by the middle of the week, but flood woes continue elsewhere in Saskatchewan; Sherry Sherrett, a mother convicted of killing her child, based on erroneous testimony from former Toronto pathologist Charles Smith, called on Ontario's attorney general to act quickly to correct the situation; one of America's "most wanted" fugitives faces deportation from Canada this week after his new fiancee turned him in to police; the Canadian coast guard is hoping an expected change in winds could help them break through packed ice and free around 90 ships still trapped off the northeast coast of Newfoundland; Harry Connick Jr. talks with Seamus and Marci about his new album and how New Orleans, in the wake of Katrina, has influenced his work.moreless
  • April 20, 2007
    April 20, 2007
    Episode 80
    4/20/07
    9.3
    Brenda Waudby, wrongly charged with her daughter's murder, wants an inquiry into the cases of former pathologist Dr. Charles Smith, whose testimony was key in her conviction; Environment Minister John Baird replied to critics Friday, calling the Conservative government's position towards the Kyoto Protocol a "balanced approach"; Canadian Coast Guard officials are warning that there's a long road ahead in the on-going efforts to free up dozens of ships and hundreds of mariners trapped in the ice off Newfoundland; an eleven-year old is being hailed as a hero after saving a classmate using the Heimlich maneouver; our 'Green Series' continues, and we show you how to make your own 'green' toothpaste; get ready for summer by seasoning your barbeque; rock band Crush Luther performs; Richard Crouse's reviews of Fracture, Hot Fuzz, and Vacancy.moreless
  • April 19, 2007
    April 19, 2007
    Episode 79
    4/19/07
    9.2
    NBC, the U.S. network that first aired a video manifesto sent to its offices from the Virginia Tech gunman is being criticized by police and some victims' families for not keeping the footage private; Winifred Lindsay, an 89-year-old great-grandmother, could have died at a railway crossing if it weren't for rescuer Deborah Chiborak, known as 'The High-Heeled Hero'; April 22nd is Earth Day, and we show you how to make natural cleaners that are environmentally-friendly; Pat Foran is on hand to test out some of our different eco-friendly cleaners; Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen, has been sentenced to life in prison in China, convicted of being a terrorist; authors of a new comprehensive analysis of antidepressants for children and teenagers say the benefits of treatment are greater than the small risk of increasing some patients' chances of having suicidal thoughts and behaviors; we talk to the leader of the Summits of Canada Expedition; guitarist Jesse Cook performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • April 18, 2007
    April 18, 2007
    Episode 78
    4/18/07
    9.2
    The Virginia Tech gunman sent videos, writings and photographs to NBC in the middle of his shooting spree, authorities said Wednesday; the man responsible for the deadliest shooting incident in U.S. history was able to obtain his weapons easily and quickly, leading some to question yet again whether gun control laws in the U.S. need review; a Canadian professor, Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, was one of the victims in the Virginia Tech shooting, also killed were a Holocaust survivor, and a renowned biomechanics researcher as well as many students; the RCMP plans to get blueprints and aerial photos of every school in Canada to help deal with school shootings; our Medical Tourism series continues with the impact on Canadian health care; country group The Wilkinsons perform for our studio audience; Miriam Goldberger, of Wildflower farm, drops by to talk with Seamus about how to have a 'green' garden; Leslie Beck tells us about some alternatives to milk for viewers who are lactose-intolerant, and the pros and cons of the various choices; product specialists Ryan Powell and Brad Gubbins drop by to give us a taste of Cuba with some Mojitos.moreless
  • April 17, 2007
    April 17, 2007
    Episode 77
    4/17/07
    9.3
    The man responsible for the deadliest shooting in U.S. history is being remembered Tuesday as a disturbed English major who unnerved classmates with his often violent, twisted writing; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks with Canada AM about dealing with the injured and the survivors at Virginia Tech; Kris Abel talks with us about how the students and the rest of the world turned to the internet as the drama in Virginia was unfolding; speaking on the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, former Prime Minister Jean Chretien defended the values in the Constitution that he helped to engineer; Canadian researchers have made a pioneering medical breakthrough in increasing the accuracy and efficiency of brain surgery with the world's first MRI-compatible surgical robot, called neuroArm; Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier is launching the CDS Military Families Fund, which will allow ordinary Canadians to provide financial support to troops and their families; governments across Canada say they are working to bring down wait time for various surgeries and medical procedures, but some patients are tired of the long wait and are travelling to exotic locations for their surgery; Canada AM travels to the Vancouver Zoo to see two amazing otters; our Green Week continues with the ultimate low-maintenance yard.moreless
  • April 16, 2007
    April 16, 2007
    Episode 76
    4/16/07
    9.3
    Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor said the government was looking towards the future and past the current war in Afghanistan when it decided to purchase 100 mothballed tanks from the Netherlands; a review into the murder of a Belleville, Ont. teen begins today in Bermuda, where authorities will determine whether new charges can be laid in the slaying of Rebecca Middleton in 1996; Lisa Perry of Minnesota is selling almost all of her personal possessions on eBay, after being inspired by Buddhism; Prince William and his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton have ended their four-year relationship amicably, surprising Royal-watchers and bookies who have been expecting an engagement announcement; a powerful nor'easter storm that has rattled the U.S. eastern seaboard is pounding parts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with wind and rain; Chris Winter, Conservation Council of Ontario, drops by to kick off 'Green Week' and give us some tips on how to make your home office green; we begin our series on 'Medical Tourism'; the National Spelling Bee champion, Soohyun Park, 13, joins us to chat about the win; Chris Jones, author of Too Far From Home, chats with Seamus about his book and the three astronauts stranded in space after the Columbia disaster in 2003; Kris Abel chats with Bev about Facebook and social networking on-line.moreless
  • April 13, 2007
    April 13, 2007
    Episode 75
    4/13/07
    9.3
    The bodies of Master Cpl. Allan Stewart and Trooper Patrick James Pentland are on their way home today; Lisa LaFlamme reports from the Kandahar base on the soldiers' send off; Environment Minister John Baird is in Washington today holding discussions with U.S. officials about environmental policy in an attempt to help build "a global effort beyond Kyoto"; CBS has fired Don Imus after the radio host sparked outrage for calling a U.S. university women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos"; Matt Hunter and Jeremy MacPherson leapt into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario in a suitcase designed more than 90 years by John Edlund for their show, The Re-Inventors; the Canadian Space Agency is contributing to NASA's upcoming Phoenix mission to Mars by providing a weather station called MET which will be integrated with the Phoenix Mars lander, set to launch on August 3, 2007; the discovery of collagen in ancient fossils by researchers could prove to be a major breakthrough in exploring an evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds, paleontologist Richard Currie talks with us about the science behind the discovery; Richard Crouse drops by to review Disturbia and Perfect Stranger, as well as Bobby now released on dvd; we'll give you some tips on how to tune up your car for spring; the cast of The Rocky Horror Show performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • April 12, 2007
    April 12, 2007
    Episode 74
    4/12/07
    9.3
    Belinda Stronach announced on Thursday that she's leaving politics to fulfill a commitment to her family business, not because she's tired of public service; the families of two soldiers, Master Cpl. Allan Stewart and Trooper Patrick James Pentland, killed in Afghanistan are mourning their deaths, amid an apparent escalation of hostility in Afghanistan; Cheryl Kuehn , a Carleton University student, is outraged about the way she was treated by police in the state of Georgia where she was strip-searched and locked up for 12 hours, all for running a stop sign and speeding; Joy Fielding, author of Heartstopper, drops by to talk with Bev about her new book; Loren Christie drops by with some tips on how to travel in Europe on the cheap; Pat Foran looks at the value of title insurance when buying a new home, and how to avoid mortgage fraud; style guru Jeffrey Fisher looks at the changes to the Canada AM set, and offers suggestions on how viewers can inexpensively make changes to their decor; we take a look at buying a used car, and Petrina Gentile Zucco of the Globe and Mail gives us some tips on what to look for and how to bargain; pianist William Joseph performs for our studio audience.moreless
  • April 11, 2007
    April 11, 2007
    Episode 73
    4/11/07
    9.3
    According to a report by the Canadian Cancer Society, the number of Canadian women dying from breast cancer is declining significantly; the bodies of six Canadian soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan last Sunday have been returned to Canadian soil; the Globe and Mail's Globe Auto columnist Petrina Gentile Zucco talks with us about hybrid cars, and just how much a consumer can expect to save by buying one; according to a new study by StatsCan, most Canadians consume one-third more salt in their daily diet than recommended; Jennifer Sygo of The Cleveland Clinic talks with us about the high salt intake and how to reduce it; a new experimental treatment could help patients with Type 1 diabetes survive longer without insulin injections; some of the cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation drop by to talk about the new season of the hit show; the Canadian country group, The Wilkinsons, performs; Mark Cullen talks with Jeff on how to bring some colour to your early Spring garden.moreless
  • April 10, 2007
    April 10, 2007
    Episode 72
    4/10/07
    9.2
    Six Canadian military families spent their Easter Monday coming to grips with the deaths of their loved ones, killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan, killed were Pte. David R. Greenslade, Cpl. Brent Poland, Sgt. Donald Lucas, Cpl. Christopher P. Stannix, Cpl. Aaron E. Williams, Pte. Kevin V. Kennedy; Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier met with Cpl. Shaun Fevens, the only soldier inside the vehicle to survive Sunday's deadly blast, who is recuperating from surgery at a U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany; Premiers of Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories discuss the North in a bid to increase tourism; Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin were among the dignitaries who gathered to honour the fallen at Vimy Ridge on Monday; Greek investigators are probing whether the crew of a cruise ship that sank in the Aegean Sea delayed evacuating more than 1,500 people on board, including two groups of Canadian students; Halle Berry, star of Perfect Strangers talks with Seamus about her new film, her lovelife, and her battle against diabetes; a new study says that Canada is the first country in the world to provide comprehensive guidelines to address the management and prevention of obesity, a condition reaching epidemic proportions in Canadian adults and children; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to talk about what you need to know about managing your weight.moreless
  • April 9, 2007
    April 9, 2007
    Episode 71
    4/9/07
    9.3
    Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay called the deaths of six Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan a "reminder of the cost of freedom," one day after they were killed by a roadside bomb; dignitaries prepare to mark the 90th anniversary of the assault on Vimy Ridge, when 30,000 Canadian troops began a bloody assault, capturing the German stronghold and helping to turn the tide of the war; Aldo Molinaro, a Montreal student who is now home after being forced to evacuate a listing Greek cruise ship last week, says his teachers were more helpful in the rescue than the crew; a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change urges governments across the globe to act immediately before climate change wipes out species, increases hunger and leads to water shortages and floods; Libby Norris drops by with advice on how to tune up your fitness equipment for Spring.moreless
  • April 6, 2007
    April 6, 2007
    Episode 70
    4/6/07
    9.2
    Our Good Friday show will feature all our hosts' favourite segments from past shows.
  • April 5, 2007
    April 5, 2007
    Episode 69
    4/5/07
    9.3
    Relieved that their plight was finally, officially, over, a Royal Navy crew broke into applause Thursday after arriving on British soil after 13 days in Iranian custody; former advertising executive Jean Lafleur surrendered to police early in the morning at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport, after a flight from Belize; many cars still do not provide adequate protection in rear-end crashes, finds the latest testing by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; after crossing the finish line at the Marathon des Sables in Morocco last weekend, Sandy McCallum, 43, became the first person to finish six desert ultra-marathons in one year as the previous record had been four ultra-marathons; Canadian troops are part of the sizable assault force moving into Helmand province as part of a NATO operation in Afghanistan; our chef cooks up some Roasted Macadamia Nuts and Salt Crust Salmon; Pat Foran discusses the pros and cons of plasma versus LCD televisions; Richard Crouse reviews Grindhouse, 'The Reaping and Charlotte's Web on dvd; George Maurice from the Appraisal Institute of Canada explains how to increase the value of your home; designer Michael Kors reveals this season’s trends.moreless
  • April 4, 2007
    April 4, 2007
    Episode 68
    4/4/07
    9.3
    The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to be released on Friday says that the effects that will be felt in Canada could seriously affect our claim to be 'The Great White North' as well as more variable rainfall patterns leading to droughts; a day after the Conservatives unveiled new attack ads slamming Stephane Dion, Liberals are fighting back with a series of homemade videos on the Internet site YouTube; Sara Angel, editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, talks with Bev about their up-coming issue in which Janet Gretzky talks about her life, her marriage, her children, and how the media's treatment of her in the betting scandal last year hurt her; the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be "very active," with 17 named tropical storms and nine hurricanes, a top forecasting team said Tuesday; opposition leaders are complaining that Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn't invite them to the 90th anniversary celebrations of the battle of Vimy Ridge until it was too late to accept; Jeff gives us an introduction to St. Joseph Island, Sault Ste Marie, Ont. at Gilbertson's Pancake House, and in the kitchen, we cook up some Maple Pork Tenderloin and Baked Beans, Gilbertson's Maple Signature Salad, and Maple Apple Crisp; We'll talk to a man looking for the perfect one-week jobs; legendary rock and roll musician Neil Sedaka performs.moreless
  • April 3, 2007
    April 3, 2007
    Episode 67
    4/3/07
    9.2
    The first boatloads of international aid reached survivors of a devastating tsunami in the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, but officials warned of a dire food shortage if supplies don't quickly get to hundreds of people camped on remote hillsides; Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams blasted the Prime Minister's province-wide ad blitz Tuesday, saying the radio and print spots are an insult to his province; a pregnant and overdue Cape Breton horse has become the latest internet sensation, with people around the world logging on, watching and waiting for her to deliver her first foal; Jeff Hutcheson is at a school in Port Perry, one of the schools that is sending students to Vimy Ridge; the Autism Society of Canada says they are frustrated by the lack of urgency in last week's Senate committee recommendations for a "national plan" to deal with autism; Ottawa will invest $900 million in Canada's aerospace sector over the next five years, Industry Minister Maxime Bernier announced Monday; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to talk with Bev about who should be getting vaccinations and when; our real estate series continues with advice on buying new homes and the hidden costs to look for; Kris Abel and Seamus check out some new video games that will get even the most inveterate couch potato up off the sofa.moreless
  • April 2, 2007
    April 2, 2007
    Episode 66
    4/2/07
    9.3
    Seamus has the highlights from the JUNO Awards in Saskatoon, in a chat with multiple award winner and host Nelly Furtado, Perez Hilton drops by to talk as does Ben Mulroney with his take on the evening, and Seamus interviews 12-year old Stephen Fischer, who performed at the JUNOs; a state of emergency has been declared after thousands of Solomon Island residents from the town of Gizo camped out on a hillside overnight, high above their homes devastated by a tsunami; the northern Manitoba town of Leaf Rapids is now officially Canada's first community to ban single-use plastic bags; we talk to authors of 100-Mile Diet, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon, about the diet and their book; a new study ranks Vancouver #3 on the list of "Best Places to Live" with Toronto at #15, Ottawa at #18, Montreal at #22, and Calgary at #24; Iranian state radio reports that all 15 captured marines are admitting trespassing and Ken Taylor, former ambassador to Iran, talks with Marci about the situation and what it will take to resolve it; on April 9th, 36,000 students will converge on Vimy Ridge to commemorate the battle's 90th anniversary, with each student representing one soldier who was there, student Lisa Harris talks with Bev about the soldier she's representing.moreless
  • March 30, 2007
    March 30, 2007
    Episode 65
    3/30/07
    9.3
    Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day has announced an independent investigation into the allegations of the former RCMP Commissioner's alleged misuse of pension funds; on July 15, 2006, Peter Leon Howe, while driving drunk, struck and killed Robbie MacRitchie, he's now been sentenced to two years' house arrest, which MADD has denounced as too lenient, and the victim's parents say does not fit the crime; a new study by researchers at Halifax's Dalhousie University shows that the near extinction of great sharks is disrupting the marine ecosystem, causing depletions of marine life lower down on the food chain; England's Prime Minister, Tony Blair, says that Iran will face increasing isolation if it continues to hold the sailors captive, while the UN falls short of calling the action 'deplorable' as England had hoped; Patrick Sullivan, president of Workopolis, talks with Canada AM about the top 20 jobs in Canada; Richard Crouse reviews Blades of Glory, The Lookout, and the dvd release of Children of Men; we'll have a preview of this weekend’s Juno Awards, as Nelly Furtado drops by and talks about her nerves on her hosting duties; a new CTV documentary on a man’s encounter with Bigfoot; Montreal band 'Patrick Watson' drops by to play for our audience.moreless
  • March 29, 2007
    March 29, 2007
    Episode 64
    3/29/07
    9.4
    Interim RCMP commissioner Beverly Busson supports the government's decision to have an independent investigator look into the force's pension scandal; Peter Kimber, a Canadian who spent more than 30 months in a Mexican jail on fraud-related charges, is back in Canada, and talks with Canada AM about the inhumane conditions in the Mexican prison; an eight-year-old boy who was banned from a hockey tournament for being too large has the support of seven other teams who dropped out of a Quebec tournament after he was deemed too large to play; the UN Security Counsel has shown "concern" over Iran's detaining 15 British sailors and marines, falling short of the stern reproach Britain had wanted; Loren Christie talks about the concept of 'sustainable travel' and how to have a positive impact when travelling; we talk with the Podleski sisters about their book Eat, Drink & Be Merry; Joseph Wu, origami artist, shows us some of his masterpieces; consumer expert Pat Foran looks into tattoo removal; The 'Road to the Junos' continues with guest Eva Avila, last year's Canadian Idol winner.moreless
  • March 28, 2007
    March 28, 2007
    Episode 63
    3/28/07
    9.3
    A study shows that nearly one in every 13 Canadian patients experiences a preventable hospital-related infection or incident, and Dr. Ross Baker talks with us on ways to prevent these incidents; Tina Tehranchian, certified financial planner, talks with Canada AM on ways to teach your children to be financially responsible; Prime Minister Stephen Harper described Quebec's provincial election result as a great one for Canada, but was silent on the implications it could have for a federal vote; in our continuing series 'Plastic Surgery Week' we hear from Dr. R. Stephen Mulholland, of SpaMedica, on how to avoid plastic surgery mishaps and nightmares; Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything joins us to chat about his book and the 'wiki' phenomenon; Leslie Beck tells us about the dangers of childhood obesity; Neverending White Lights joins us in the studio to play for our audience.moreless
  • March 27, 2007
    March 27, 2007
    Episode 62
    3/27/07
    9.3
    The results are in and Quebecers have elected the first minority government in nearly 130 years, voting Jean Charest's Liberals to power with the ADQ forming the official opposition; the O.P.P. are investigating a sworn affidavit claiming one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's closest advisers was allegedly involved in a bid to buy off a candidate in Ottawa' recent municipal election; Dr. Beth Abramson talks with us about a new study that shows that angioplasty, a common medical procedure that unblocks clogged arteries, is no more effective than a regime combining drugs and lifestyle changes in patients with heart disease; in our 'Plastic Surgery' series, Dr. Paul Cohen, a dermatologist, tells us about non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help you look younger; Ontario's ombudsman delivered a scathing report yesterday on the province's lottery corporation, saying that retailers were stealing because they could, and called on government to appoint an independent body to take over regulation and enforcement; Mary Walsh, Andrea Martin and Fred Ewanuick drop by to chat with Seamus about their new film Triffie; we have the final weigh-in for the participants of Dr. Roizen’s Weight Loss Challenge; David Usher joins us and sings for our audience.moreless
  • March 26, 2007
    March 26, 2007
    Episode 61
    3/26/07
    9.5
    A war crimes trial begins today for the first time in 15 years when a former Rwandan militia commander faces charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes related to the atrocities committed against millions of Rwandans in 1994; a new report by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada says that Canadians with learning disabilities are not getting the help they need to succeed at school, work and in day-to-day life; Quebec goes to the polls today, and will choose among the Liberals, the Parti Quebecois, and the Action Democratique du Quebec, with the contenders closely ranked in pre-election polls; an Egyptian-Canadian man accused of espionage will return to court in Egypt today, despite claims officials forced him to confess to the crime, and could face 25 years in prison if convicted; Libby Norris drops by with information on how to take your work-out outdoors; Kris Abel chats with Seamus about the YouTube awards and screens some of the videos that won in the on-line voting; Dr. Robert Rey, a plastic surgeon, tells us which celebrities his patients want to look like in the first day of our 'Plastic Surgery Series'; we'll have spring cleaning tips to help you get rid of clutter, with suggestions like donating your items; Melissa O'Neil joins us to talk about being nominated for a JUNO Award, and sings for our audience.moreless
  • March 23, 2007
    March 23, 2007
    Episode 60
    3/23/07
    9.2
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai admits that he regrets having to make a deal with the Taliban in order to secure the release of kidnapped Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo by exchaning him for five Taliban prisoners, the deal has come under fire from both the US and Britain; the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a decision that requires VIA Rail to make their trains more wheelchair accessible, VIA says the changes will cost them between $48 to $92 million; a post-budget survey shows the Conservatives with a 39% approval rating, up 3% from before the budget, and puts them on the cusp of a majority if an election were held today; Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children and author of Me To We talks with Seamus about the new categories added to the 'Me To We' awards for those who help others; Jamaican police say Pakistan's cricket coach was strangled in his hotel room the day after a World Cup defeat to Ireland; fifteen British sailors have been detained by Iranian forces after boarding a merchant ship in Iraqi waters; Richard Crouse joins us to review new releases Shooter, Reign Over Me, TMNT, and the Canadian documentary, Shark Water; actress Virginia Madsen chats with Bev about appearing on the cover of More Magazine; our 'Sleep Week' experts answer viewer questions.moreless
  • March 22, 2007
    March 22, 2007
    Episode 59
    3/22/07
    9.3
    Former Prime Minister Paul Martin talks with Canada AM about his private member's bill calling for the government to resurrect the Kelowna accord for First Nations, and says he expects the Conservatives to respect it, although the Tories claim that they'll ignore it, saying they have their own course to chart; Andrew Brouwer, lawyer for the Yourdkhani family, says that he'll fight to have the deportation order for the Iranian family that was held in a Texas detention centre revoked; a MacLean's Magazine study shows that university students are happier and more satisfied at smaller universities where they are more engaged with campus life and the culture of the student body; Dr. Alison Bested drops by to talk about chronic fatigue syndrome in our continuing series 'Sleep Week'; a study released this week gives a grim analysis of the calorie count and sodium content in popular Chinese-food dishes; Mark Wahlberg chats with Canada AM about his new movie, Shooter, and how he chooses movie roles; Rob Stewart, who swam with sharks to make the movie Shark Water, joins us to talk about the film; we explore cooking with asparagus in our cooking segment, with our chef whipping up Baked Eggs N' Ham with Asparagus, Asparagus Guacamole, Asparagus with Roast Chicken and Shitakes, and Asparagus with Dill Sauce.moreless
  • March 21, 2007
    March 21, 2007
    Episode 58
    3/21/07
    9.2
    Governor General Michaelle Jean talks with Seamus about a forum that she'll be holding at Rideau Hall in Ottawa to talk about eliminating racism and promoting human rights; the Alberta government has taken over the management of a hospital that suffered an outbreak of a superbug, and it says was not properly sterilizing its equipment, Dr. Donald Low, medical director of the Ontario Public Health Lab, speaks with Canada AM about the concerns in this matter; Thanh Campbell, who 31 years ago was airlifted out of wartorn Vietnam, and has lived as an orphan since that time, has discovered that he has family still living in Vietnam; a 12-year-old Boy Scout who wandered away from his troop's camp site in North Carolina over the weekend has been found; Britney Spears has checked out of rehab, and her manager says that she's completed the program in which she was enrolled; Natalie MacLean, author of Red, White and Drunk All Over talks about her book, and gives tips on pairing wine with food; Leslie Beck drops by to talk about different types of bread, and which ones are healthy choices; physiotherapist Karen Webb joins us for 'Sleep Week' to talk about waking up without pain, which includes having a good mattress and pillow, morning stretching and a hot shower; political satirist P.J. O’Rourke joins us in studio and talks about his new book, On The Wealth of Nations; Italian soprano Giorgia Fumanti performs from her new album From My Heart.moreless
  • March 20, 2007
    March 20, 2007
    Episode 57
    3/20/07
    9.2
    Canada AM reviews the new Conservative budget with breakfast in Ottawa as we talk with the leaders, Stephane Dion, Jack Layton, and Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance; Robert Fife reviews the good and the bad of the budget; Dr. Jeffrey Lipsitz, sleep expert, talks about sleep apnea and the devices and procedures that can relieve it; Chris Gardner, inspiration for the movie Pursuit of Happyness talks with Canada AM about his childhood, and how that affected his current life and who he is now; after Conrad Black's trial was adjourned on Monday, Barbara Amiel showed her frustration and reportedly lashed out at the media as the couple was waiting at an elevator; pet owners' concerns continue as the source of contamination in recalled pet food remains unknown, and Canada AM reviews some pet owners' stories of their ill and dying pets that have been affected by contaminated food.moreless
  • March 19, 2007
    March 19, 2007
    Episode 56
    3/19/07
    9.3
    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is expected to release a budget today that will give $4 billion to provinces for social programs, with a possible spring election on the horizon; the Conrad Black trial is expected to begin today with the lawyers making their opening arguments to the jury, Lisa LaFlamme reports from Chicago on the trial; a U.S. investigation is focusing on wheat gluten as a possible source of contamination that sparked a massive North America-wide recall of 60 milion cans and pouches of pet food last week; Rod Groening and Tracey Hunt's wedding this weekend was certainly one of a kind, as the couple got married on the ice at Winnipeg's MTS Centre with the groom sporting an Oiler blue tux, and many of the guests in Edmonton Oiler jerseys; Cpl. Kevin Megeney, killed earlier this month in Afghanistan, was remembered at his funeral yesterday as a "great soldier and a great friend"; Dr. Jeffery Lipsitz joins us for the start of 'Sleep Week' here at Canada AM with a discussion of sleep apnea and estimates that one in four middle-aged men and more than one in 10 middle-aged women has the condition; Libby Norris and Kris Abel join forces to test out workout websites.moreless
  • March 16, 2007
    March 16, 2007
    Episode 55
    3/16/07
    9.3
    Cpl. Kevin Megeney, killed in Afghanistan earlier this month, will be remembered today at his funeral in Stellarton, N.S.; an Iranian refugee who spent 10 months living in Moscow's international airport with her two children is grateful to finally arrive in Canada; some Canadians are copmplaining that backlogged Passport Canada may be putting their identities at risk, as passports and identification documents are being sent by regular post in unsealed envelopes; jury selection for the Conrad Black trial is complete, and the trial itself should be starting next week, with opening arguments scheduled for Monday; Jeff and Seamus report in from Dublin Castle in Ireland, and we have a performance by the Irish pop quartet, Director; Richard Crouse reviews The Wind That Shakes The Barley.moreless
  • March 15, 2007
    March 15, 2007
    Episode 54
    3/15/07
    9.4
    Jury selection begins in the Conrad Black trial, and our legal analyst Steven Skurka explains what we can expect to see during the trial; a recent study confirms that Atlantic Canada retailers have been winning lotteries at a rate 10 times that of the rest of Canada; Seamus and Jeff are in Belfast, Ireland, and they share with us a look at the new Ireland, with its artwork, and hockey teams; the annual seal hunt kicks off, with protesters expected to show up in Ottawa, Atlantic Canada, and around the world.moreless
  • March 14, 2007
    March 14, 2007
    Episode 53
    3/14/07
    9.3
    The Conrad Black fraud trial begins today with jury selection the first order of business; Black's two lawyers, Eddie Genson and Eddie Greenspan, have both spoken with CTV's Lisa LaFlamme about how they intend to defend the case, and George Tombs, Conrad Black biographer, talks with Canada AM about the defence strategies; Steven Skurka talks about the issues in the case and clears up some questions about the complexitites of the charges; in the Quebec election debates last night, Liberal leader Jean Charest rebutted attacks by his rivals, saying that he's formed strong ties between Quebec and the rest of Canada; our Microwave Meal series continues with Chef Craig Flinn, who dishes up Butter-Poached Seafood Salad, Mint-Rubbed Rack of N.S. Lamb, and Lemon Tarragon Bread Pudding; Leslie Beck drops by to talk about eating while taking a March break roadtrip with the family, and comparing fast food calories and fat, and suggesting healthy choices at fast food restaurants.moreless
  • March 13, 2007
    March 13, 2007
    Episode 52
    3/13/07
    9.2
    Andrew Brouwer, lawyer for a family being held in a Texas detention centre for illegal immigrants, says he hopes his clients will be allowed to return to Canada, and talks with Canada AM about the situation; Ben Walsh, father of slain soldier Master Cpl. Jeffrey Scott Walsh, expresses relief in the fact that charges have been laid in his son's death, and expresses sympathy for the family of the soldier charged; census data released today shows Canada as the fastest growing G-8 country, with the rise being attributed to immigration; Ben Barry, fashion agent and author of Fashioning Reality talks with Canada AM about Fashion Week and his book; Richard Branson lends his voice to phone number portability by locking himself in a cage over Dundas Square in Toronto, and talks with Seamus about the new cell phone laws; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to talk about a study on breast cancer guidelines.moreless
  • March 12, 2007
    March 12, 2007
    Episode 51
    3/12/07
    9.4
    Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier made a surprise visit to Kandahar Monday and said he doesn't regret signing an agreement to hand detainees over to the Afghan government after criticism earlier this month when it was learned that three prisoners who were handed over to the Afghanis have disappeared; Randy and Gwen Thornton had a close encounter with an angry whale mother when scuba diving too close to a newborn calf in the Dominican Republic; the South Pole Telescope, a 22-metre tall, 280-ton device, has successfully collected its first test observations which astrophysicists hope will help shed some light on the mysteries of the universe, Matt Dobbs, an astrophysicist at McGill University, talks with Canada AM about the project; Robin Kay of Fashion Design Council of Canada talks with Canada AM about L'Oreal Fashion Week, and lets us in on her picks for this fall's fashions; Kris Abel drops by and discusses the new ability to retain your phone number even when you switch carriers; Peter Pigot, author of Canada in Afghanistan: The War So Far, talks with Bev about his book and the war; international workers from Save The Children visited two aboriginal reserves last month to assess living conditions, and Canada AM visits one of those reserves, Mishkeegogamang, an First Nations' reserve in Northern Ontario; Chatelaine Magazine editor-in-chief Sara Angel talks about emotional cheating, and the ease with which people do this with internet access, and how it hurts relationships.moreless
  • March 9, 2007
    March 9, 2007
    Episode 50
    3/9/07
    9.2
    Steve Moore talks with Canada AM about his recovery, three years after being assaulted by Todd Bertuzzi duing an NHL game, and weighs in with his opinion on the Chris Simon/Ryan Hollweg hit during a New York Islanders vs Rangers game; both the Protestants of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and their rivals, the Catholics of Sinn Fein, have strengthened their holds on Northern Ireland's legislature, results from this week's election are showing; Forbes' Magazine released its annual list of 'Richest People in the World' and the list is showing more women than ever in the 10-figure fortune range, with Oprah topping the women with a $1.5 billion worth; Shopaholic author Sophie Kinsella drops by to talk about her latest novel in the series, Shopaholic and Baby; David Foster, inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame last night, chats with Seamus about the honour; Richard Crouse reviews 300, The Namesake, and the dvd release of Borat; the musical We Will Rock You rocks the AM sound stage.moreless
  • March 8, 2007
    March 8, 2007
    Episode 49
    3/8/07
    9.2
    Governor-General Michaelle Jean made a surprise visit with Canadian troops at the NATO base in Kandahar and celebrated the female soldiers' role for International Women's Day; Jaroslaw "Jerry" Ambrozuk pulled an abrupt about-face and refused to plead guilty in a Montana court to the 1982 death of his girlfriend, after working out a deal in the case. The change came about when he learned he could be handed over to Canadian authorities, and the conditions of the US court orders might not apply, the case will go to trial instead; ten wild American mustangs are on the market for a new owner after the people who originally bought them lost them after allegations of neglect, the horses are now up for auction; 10-year old Alaina Podmorow is raising money to help send girls in Afghanistan to school; Gerard Butler chats with Seamus about his new film 300, and the rigorous training he went through to make the film, as well as what it's like to work in green-screen technology; Pat Foran tells us how not to get fleeced at the mechanic; Personal trainer Jari Love on how to shed pounds in just weeks; Loren Christie drops by with some tips on travelling safely.moreless
  • March 7, 2007
    March 7, 2007
    Episode 48
    3/7/07
    9.2
    Canadian reservist, Cpl. Kevin Megeney, was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, but no other details of his death are yet available; an Indonesian airliner overshot the runway, landed in a rice paddy and then burst into flames, killing at least 23 people on board while others escaped; Former Ontario NDP MP Bob Rae, now a Liberal, will try to return to federal politics by taking over the Toronto Centre riding vacated by Bill Graham; a poll by the National Sleep Foundation in the U.S. shows that nearly 70% of women frequently have problems sleeping, Dr. Meir Kryger, the chairman of the poll, finds women are trying to juggle too many duties; Canada Revenue Agency has taken its on-line tax filing service off line due to a computer glitch, and will likely remain off-line for a few more days, however, CRA commissioner Michel Dorais assured taxpayers that the system had not been hacked; Canada's Walk of Fame will induct eight new people this year, including CTV news anchor Lloyd Robertson, Rick Hansen, Catherine O'Hara, Ivan Reitman, Johnny Bauer, Gordon Pinsent, Jill Hennessey, and rock band Nickelback; Leslie Beck talks about a new study comparing the Atkins diet to three other regimes, and claiming that the Atkins comes out on top; Chef Felice Vacca continues our microwave cooking series creating a meal of Mixed Mushroom Appetizer, Atlantic Salmon with Vinaigrette, and Strawberry Banana Skewers; latest Scottish export Paolo Nutini performs live in the studio for our audience.moreless
  • March 6, 2007
    March 6, 2007
    Episode 47
    3/6/07
    9.3
    A British-led offensive was launched today in Operation Achilles in southern Afghanistan, with Canadian troops assisting their British counterparts, the offensive hopes to drive out the Taliban and improve the quality of life for the people of the region; Nilesh Patel and Corey Centen, two McMaster University students, have created a glove that will assist someone giving CPR by guiding the user through the procedures; one year ago, ABC reporter Bob Woodruff awoke from a 36-day coma that he'd been in since receiving severe injuries in an explosion in Taji, Iraq, and both he and his wife, Lee, talk with Canada AM about his injuries, his recovery, and his plans for the future; a new study by the Seaboard Group shows that just 56 per cent of Canadians have a mobile phone, compared with 75 per cent of Americans, and 86 per cent of Germans, and attributes the low numbers to the high cost of phone service in Canada; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about the rise in obesity surgery being done on teens; Paralympian Paul Rosen and Gold Medal Plate winner Mokoto Ono.moreless
  • March 5, 2007
    March 5, 2007
    Episode 46
    3/5/07
    9.2
    Police in Watauga, Texas, seized electronic equipment which then lead them to the arrest of two teens whom they'd viewed in video tapes, seized in the earlier raid, giving marijuana to two young children; Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor says, in the wake of allegations of torture and disappearance of Afghan prisoners, that a new provision has been added to Canada's prisoner transfer agreement with Afghanistan; a report from the Health Council of Canada says that Canada's health care system could be doing a better job of preventing, identifying and managing the growing prevalence of chronic diseases; Kris Abel drops by to talk about the potential problems that could occur when we go to Daylight Savings Time, three weeks earlier this year; in Toronto, Front Street was closed Sunday due to falling ice, and on Monday, the Gardiner Expressway was closed in the morning for the same reason; riots in Copenhagen continue, with police arresting hundreds over the course of the weekend; Kelly Osbourne talks about her new reality show; Designer Michael Kors from 'Project Runway' joins us.moreless
  • March 2, 2007
    March 2, 2007
    Episode 45
    3/2/07
    9.2
    A Toronto-based research team observed a 69 per cent increase in the prevalence of known diabetes from 1995 to 2005, meaning that Diabetes will be a bigger burden than first predicted; the Richmond, B.C. fire department is reportedly planning a major overhaul of its hiring policy by populating its ranks exclusively with women and minorities over the next five years; two University of Regina students are conducting a study on the stress that hockey referees endure that can sometimes include verbal abuse, name-calling, and even physical attacks and death threats, and Kim Dorsch talks with Canada AM about her study, being done with fellow student Harold Reimer; the first lunar eclipse in almost three years will be viewable on Saturday, and all eyes will be on the skies in Atlantic Canada; Canada AM takes a look at the Oscar knock-off dresses already available to shoppers; Richard Crouse reviews new releases Zodiac, Black Snake Moan and Wild Hogs.moreless
  • March 1, 2007
    March 1, 2007
    Episode 44
    3/1/07
    9.3
    The Supreme Court of Canada has ended a long-running battle over same-sex couples' benefits by limiting retroactive Canada Pension Plan survivor benefits to gay couples to 12 months; fourteen people have been diagnosed with C. difficile at a Mississauga hospital, and a strain there has been linked to the bacterium that proved deadly in Quebec; today marks the official start of International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008, a worldwide program that will be the most intensive period of research on the polar regions in half a century involving more than 50,000 scientists from 63 countries will be conducting and sharing research assessing the Arctic and Antarctic; Mohammed el-Attar, 30, is on trial in the State Security Emergency Court in Egypt on charges he was spying for Israel and harming Egyptian national interests but he claims he he was forced to confess while authorities tortured him by electrocution and other extreme measures; the Senate has ended a slush fund that gave thousands of dollars to Liberals over the past year; the Canada AM team takes a look at the new season of Nip/Tuck that will be starting this weekend on CTV; Pat Foran joins us and goes through his viewer mailbag, answering questions and concerns.moreless
  • February 28, 2007
    February 28, 2007
    Episode 43
    2/28/07
    9.4
    The House of Commons has voted not to extend two controversial anti-terror provisions, by a vote of 159-124, with just one Liberal supporting the government; the Department of National Defence is working with the Canadian Paralympic Committee on a program called "Soldier On" to help permanently injured soldiers to use sport to recover; an industry spokesman warns Ontario residents to not expect a quick fix to end the province's fuel shortage; the U.S. White House says it's too soon to say whether the Taliban knew that Vice President Dick Cheney was at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber attacked outside the main gates; Leslie Beck drops by to talk about richly coloured food, and whether they're really healthier; Chef Ned Bell shows us how to cook the perfect microwave meal, dishing up Alberta Beef Tenderloin with Veggies, Alberta Bison Meatballs, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.moreless
  • February 27, 2007
    February 27, 2007
    Episode 42
    2/27/07
    9.2
    A suicide bomber has killed at least 14 people at the main American military base in Afghanistan during a visit by U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney, who was unhurt in the attack; Oscar-winning director James Cameron unveiled his new documentary which claims that 10 caskets containing centuries-old remains are actually the remains of Jesus Christ, his wife, Mary, and their son. This claim has quickly been questioned by religious scholars and Christians; Dr. Peter Mazzone, of the Cleveland Clinic, talks with Seamus about how a simple breath test could one day reveal lung cancer in its early stages; Monday's winter storm delayed repairs to the Nanticoke refinery, which suffered fire damage last week, and this could extend the gas shortage in Ontario for weeks; Quebec Premier Jean Charest defended the decision of a soccer referee who ordered a girl to remove her hajib while playing, as it posed a danger to other players. The team forfeited the game in protest; the House of Commons will vote today on the anti-terror provisions that have been the centre of controversy recently; Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced an additional $200 million in reconstruction aid for Afghanistan; Trevis Smith, former CFL player who was convicted of aggravated sexual assault, has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years for knowingly exposing two women to HIV; the top UN court has exonerated Serbia of responsibility for the genocide that was inflicted on Bosnian Muslims; Dr. Marla tells us which vaccines you'll need before spring break; Comic book legend Stan Lee talks about his new animated feature films.moreless
  • February 26, 2007
    February 26, 2007
    Episode 41
    2/26/07
    9.3
    Martin Scorsese takes home the Oscar for both Best Director and Best Picture for The Departed; Torill Kove, winner of an Oscar for Best Animated Short, talks with Canada AM about her win; Michael Rechtshaffen and Richard Crouse review the winners of the evening, as well as those who didn't; Lisa Tant of Flare Magazine drops by to discuss the fashions on the red carpet with Marci, as does Lainey Lui with a report from L.A.; Ben Mulroney has a wrap-up of the awards from L.A.; three provincial premiers travelled to the US to discuss the passport issue: Dalton McGuinty (Ontario), Shawn Graham (New Brunswick), and Gary Doer (Manitoba) were in Washington, and believe that the US may be open to relaxing the passport requirements; the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled on Friday that federal security certificates, used to detain suspected terrorists, are unconstitutional; Ray Zahab, one of three men who ran from Senegal to Egypt, talks to Seamus about the test of endurance he and his team-mates went through; Canadian Idol runner-up Craig Sharpe with a performance from his CD, I Am.moreless
  • February 23, 2007
    February 23, 2007
    Episode 40
    2/23/07
    9.3
    The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled today that federal security certificates, used to detain suspected terrorists, are unconstitutional; Toronto's infamous "Balcony Rapist", Paul Callow, gets ready to leave prison today, one of his victims, identified only as Jane Doe, is speaking out about her experience and warning people about Callow; Justin Trudeau has confirmed that he will run for a seat in the currently held Bloc Québécois riding of Papineau in the Montreal area; Jeff has a special Oscar breakfast at the Scotia Centre in Toronto, where he learns how stunts are done, and remembers great moments in Oscar history; Ben Mulroney chats with Canada AM giving a preview of the Oscars from L.A.; Richard Crouse and Michael Rechtshaffen reveal their Oscar choices; the Canada AM team looks at a new 12-step program for compulsive e-mailers.moreless
  • February 22, 2007
    February 22, 2007
    Episode 39
    2/22/07
    9.3
    Liberal MP Ralph Goodale speaks with Canada AM regarding the Liberal party's continuing to support the lapsing of two key powers in the Anti-Terrorism Act, but says they would be willing to hear proposals to amend the provisions to protect civil liberties; Britain's Ministry of Defence says that Prince Harry will be sent to Iraq, where he will join his regiment, the Blues and Royals, in Iraq as part of a long-planned rotation of troops; Jafar Amin, son of Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator whose life is being revisited in a new Oscar-nominated performance, says it's a compelling but inaccurate portrayal; Al Gore brought his critically acclaimed environmental slide-show to Toronto and Montreal on Wednesday; Quebec Premier Jean Charest has launched the provincial election campaign, with voters heading to the polls in March; three members of the Canadian National Women's hockey team drop by to chat with Marci about the sport; Kris Abel talks about the new rules governing the downloading of music from the internet; Pat Foran looks at credit card insurance, and discusses who needs it, and the limitations of it; Torill Kove chats with Seamus about her Oscar nomination for her animated short The Danish Poet.moreless
  • February 21, 2007
    February 21, 2007
    Episode 38
    2/21/07
    9.2
    Celebrity chef Rob Feenie shows us how to make the perfect microwave meal; Canadian Idol runner-up Craig Sharpe performs from his new album.
  • February 20, 2007
    February 20, 2007
    Episode 37
    2/20/07
    9.3
    With the possibility of an election looming, a new poll suggests that fewer than one-fifth of Canadians think Stephane Dion would make a good leader; Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to resolve a dispute that threatens to shut down an investigation into the 1985 Air India attack, by instructing his national security adviser to expedite the resolution of the matter; the provincial government launched a website targeting deadbeat parents who aren't paying child support, showing their pictures with the hopes that it will lead to identification and location; Governor-General Michaelle Jean handed out Canada's first medals of honour yesterday to recipients Sgt. Patrick Tower and Maj. William Hilton Fletcher, who received the Star of Valour, while Corp. John David Makela, Sgt. Michael Thomas Victor Denine, Capt. Derek Prohar and Maj. Michael Charles Wright received the Medal of Military Valour; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to talk about cold and flu medications, discussing the pros and cons of different brands; in the 'Office of the Future' series, Canada AM takes a look at the Gooleplex -- the Google head office in Mountain View, California; Olivia Newton-John chats with Bev about her new album and her appearances on American Idol; Billy Bob Thorton joins us in studio to talk about his movie The Astronaut Farmer.moreless
  • February 19, 2007
    February 19, 2007
    Episode 36
    2/19/07
    9.3
    Governor-General Michaelle Jean will hand out the first ever Military Valour Decorations in an Ottawa ceremony later today to Canadian soldiers risking their lives in Afghanistan; a group of Canadians who have discovered they are not officially citizens are before the Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration for hearings on what can be done to give them citizenship; a nine-month old Alberta 'Bubble Boy' will be receiving a bone marrow donation that may help his condition; two explosions on a Pakistan-bound train killed at least 66 people in an attack that is widely seen as an attempt to sabotage upcoming peace talks between India and Pakistan; Kris Abel discusses e-filing software, and which programs are the best to use; Libby Norris drops by to chat about some cheap ways to work out, with items costing under $20 that you can use in your home; Dr. Sharon Moalem, author of Survival of the Sickest, talks with Seamus about surviving with diabetes; Terri Irwin, widow of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, talks about the work that she and her daughter Bindi are doing to continue the legacy left by her late husband.moreless
  • February 16, 2007
    February 16, 2007
    Episode 35
    2/16/07
    9.2
    The inquiry into the conviction of James Driskell, headed by Patrick LeSage, a former chief justice with Ontario's top court, blames police and prosecutors for allowing the Manitoba man to be wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder; NATO authorities are dismissing an al Qaeda video that purportedly shows an insurgent offensive on U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan; billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates plans to work with the Canadian government to finance the testing of possible AIDS vaccines; a new study shows that only 37% of Canadians use the penny while shopping, and that most pennies are either stockpiled by people, or thrown away, leading to the conclusion that the penny coin should be done away with; Serge Nadeau, general director of tax policy and analysis at the federal Department of Finance, was charged with criminal breach of trust on Thursday, after an exhaustive investigation by the RCMP into the income trust investigation that helped turn the tide of the last federal election campaign; Richard Crouse reviews Ghost Rider, Music and Lyrics, and Breaking And Entering, as well as The Departed dvd release; Jeff hosts live from the Australian Biodome in downtown Toronto.moreless
  • February 15, 2007
    February 15, 2007
    Episode 34
    2/15/07
    9.2
    The federal Tories have laid out a campaign blueprint and party insiders have been warned they could be in an election showdown by next month, according to a newspaper report; Stephane Dion says the Conservatives may not like it, but they are going to have to abide by legislation pushed through Wednesday requiring the government to respect Canada's Kyoto Accord commitments; a militant Saudi group is calling for attacks on all oil suppliers to the United States, listing Canada among its targets; Pat Foran drops by with tips for parents on how to make their children's internet use safer; the long-awaited snowstorm hit southern Ontario Wednesday, packing a punch that closed Hamilton international airport; Beverly is in Calgary and Jeff is in Fort McMurray for our look into the boom in Alberta; Dove Soap will begin an ad campaign aimed at older women next week, and Marci chats with a Dove representative as well as some of the models from the ads.moreless
  • February 14, 2007
    February 14, 2007
    Episode 33
    2/14/07
    9.6
    A winter storm predicted to hit the Toronto area began last night, leaving road conditions bad this morning, with lots of digging out to do for those driving; Sir Max Aitken, current holder of the Lord Beaverbrook title, is fighting for control of 133 art objects at Fredericton's Beaverbrook Art Gallery that the gallery claims it has permanent custody of, but the Aitken family says that the paintings, worth over $100 million, were lent, not given; Keith Urban performs live for the Canada AM studio audience, and talks about his life, marriage and rehab; firefighters from across the nation will gather today to remember and lay to rest their two fallen colleagues in Winnipeg, who died in a massive fire last week; NATO says that a Taliban leader responsible for a wave of violence in southern Afghanistan has been killed in an air strike; a film festival will be held today at Harbord Collegiate Institute in Toronto to showcase successful Canadian films; Leslie Beck drops by to talk about romantic foods that act as aphrodisiacs, such as chocolate, oysters, herbs and spices, which are also healthy.moreless
  • February 13, 2007
    February 13, 2007
    Episode 32
    2/13/07
    9.2
    Nineteen students at Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School in Caledon East started to complain about their principal on a public website, blaming him for the board-wide policy banning electronic devices, and they were suspended after the complaints became derogatory and vulgar; an 18-year-old gunman in a trench coat entered a shopping mall in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday night killing five people, and a business meeting at the Philadelphia Naval Yards turned deadly when a man killed three men before taking his own life; the David Suzuki Foundation tour has already stopped in 12 cities from St. John's, Newfoundland to Cornwall, Ontario, and plans to continue heading west to Victoria, David Suzuki talks with Canada AM about his speaking tour; a Senate report released Monday says Ottawa has to overcome numerous 'obstacles' to ensure that Canada's mission in Afghanistan is successful; the 'Office of the Future' series continues with Open Range looking for office space in Calgary where limited space was available; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks with Seamus about C-sections, the benefits and drawbacks, as well as the statistics on C-sections; a Toronto man charged with murdering his estranged wife and another woman will appear in court today; Gordie Sampson, Canadian Grammy winner for penning Jesus Take The Wheel talks with Seamus about his win; we tell you how to surprise your Valentine with a romantic breakfast in bed; Talbot Stevens, a financial advisor, drops by with some RRSP tips.moreless
  • February 12, 2007
    February 12, 2007
    Episode 31
    2/12/07
    9.3
    US researchers have found that expectant mothers over the age of 40 are at a higher risk of stillbirth, but the risk can be cut with fetal monitoring; Dr. Mert Ozan Bahtiyar, Yale University talks with Canada AM about the study on stillbirths; British Columbia prepares to mark the three-year countdown to the 2010 Winter Games, with architects, engineers and construction teams working full steam to complete the venues; the Liberal party has dropped its support for the renewal of two clauses in the Anti-Terror Act that are scheduled to lapse on February 15th, the clauses allow for investigative hearings of material witnesses and preventative arrest without bail for 72 hours; Myriam Bedard has won full custody of her daughter, and talks with Canada AM about this legal victory; Aamer Haleem chats with Seamus about the top Grammy moments, including the performance by The Police, and the Dixie Chicks' five wins; Jude Law and Anthony Minghella talk about their film Breaking and Entering; Ann Brashares, talks about the fourth and final installment in the Travelling Pants series, Forever in Blue.moreless
  • February 9, 2007
    February 9, 2007
    Episode 30
    2/9/07
    9.2
    The Supreme Court of Canada confirms that a deadbeat dad who moved to the Bahamas to avoid paying child support is in contempt of court; Palestinian officials preached patience Friday after a Hamas-Fatah power-sharing deal is agreed upon, but officials say it could be a challenge to implement; the cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death remains unknown, the medical examiner who performed a preliminary autopsy said Friday; RCMP in Surrey, British Columbia, are in clean-up mode after finding barrels full of toxic ingredients used to make crystal meth dumped in two different neighbourhoods; Richard Crouse reviews Hannibal Rising, Factory Girl, and the dvd release of Flags of Our Fathers.moreless
  • February 8, 2007
    February 8, 2007
    Episode 29
    2/8/07
    9.3
    Several Calgary women are waiting to give birth in Montana because their province lacks enough doctors and nurses to deliver their children; relatives of a Chinese-Canadian detained in China on terror-related charges spoke with CTV, despite fear they would be arrested for talking to the foreign press; a runaway teen from Nicaragua faces deportation from Canada after the Refugee Board refuses to believe that he's gay, and would face possible torture if returned to his home country; Pat Foran compares Valentine's flower delivery services; Loren Christie drops by to chat about romantic holiday trips; Roger Mooking, Kultura Chef, drops by to cook up some Tuna Tartare with Cucumber and Caribbean Shrimp; J.Lo takes us on a tour of her home and talks about her life with us; Seth Lakeman performs in the studio.moreless
  • February 7, 2007
    February 7, 2007
    Episode 28
    2/7/07
    9.2
    MP Garth Turner, kicked out of the Conservatives last fall, has joined the Liberals, and talks with Canada AM about his change in party; Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay is in Mexico and will raise Canadian concerns about safety in the country, just days after a Canadian couple was shot in their hotel in Acapulco; the International Space Station is getting a face-lift, and Canadians will assist in enlarging the station; Benoit Marcotte, Space Station Program Director for the Canadian Space Agency talks with Canada AM about Canada's role in the project; astronaut Lisa Nowak returns home to Texas after being charged with attempted murder on a romantic rival, and Ivan Semeniuk, science journalist, discusses the case with Seamus; Bev chats with some athletes preparing to go to Whitehorse for the Canada Winter Games; in the 'Office of the Future' series, Canada AM takes a look at "Intelligent Office"; Stacie Cockrell, co-author of Babyproofing Your Marriage drops by to chat about her book; Leslie Beck drops by to chat about healthy breakfast cereal choices.moreless
  • February 6, 2007
    February 6, 2007
    Episode 27
    2/6/07
    9.2
    Canada's Food Guide has been updated for the first time in 14 years, and now takes into account age and gender differences while providing clear advice on portion sizes; Health Minister Tony Clement and nutritionist Leslie Beck both discuss the new Food Guide with Seamus; a University of Ottawa professor, Amir Attaran, is alleging that Canadian forces are guilty of abusing prisoners in Afghanistan; scientists from the University of New Mexico have released a study that upholds the age-old saying 'opposites attract' by showing that we prefer people with genes different than our own; David Hammond, a University of Waterloo researcher involved in a new study tells Canada AM that the graphic warnings on Canadian cigarette packages are being noticed by smokers, moreso than in other countries with smaller warnings, or no pictures; Jaime Hawkins of Riverview, N.B., studying in Nova Scotia, found $10,000 in an ATM at St. Mary's University in Nova Scotia, and returned it to the bank; Capt. Tom Nichols, 57, and Capt. Harold Lessard, 55, have been identified as the Winnipeg firefighters who died over the weekend battling a raging house fire, four other firefighters were injured; Dr. Marla Shapiro talks about the new risk factors for heart disease; Jann Arden chats with Marci and Seamus about her life, and her new album, Uncover Me and performs a song for the studio audience.moreless
  • February 5, 2007
    February 5, 2007
    Episode 26
    2/5/07
    9.2
    After a new-born infant was found on the doorstep of a Saskatoon home, police are begging the mother to come forward, promising not to arrest her, and offering help; two Winnipeg firefighters have died while battling a raging house fire; a changing of the guard takes place in Afghanistan, as troops come home and new troops take their place in a bunker referred to as 'Vimy'; Trace Nealy and her producer, Ryan Miller of Live 105.5 FM near Los Angeles have taken time off work to take 'Dorothy' the skunk, who ended up in Canada after falling asleep in a transport truck, back home to California; Canada AM reviews the Superbowl and the ads that Canadians didn't see, with information on how to find them on-line; Libby Norris drops by with her picks for the best gym bags; author Julian Sher, Until You Are Dead, talks with Marci about the Steven Truscott case, and the evidence that he helped uncover.moreless
  • February 2, 2007
    February 2, 2007
    Episode 25
    2/2/07
    9.3
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that Canada must act to curb global warming after a newly released report that warns humans are "very likely" the cause of the problem; the four Canadian women involved in the now-famous "bride wig-out" video posted on YouTube talk with Marci after having appeared on Good Morning, America; Ottawa considers possible changes to the Youth Criminal Justice Act that would increase the number of young offenders seeing sentencing as adults; one lane of highway 401 in Coburg was reopened after a fiery crash that involved numerous vehicles and killed two, the investigation continues; a preview of what to expect from the Superbowl ads this weekend; Michelle Borba, author of No More Misbehavin', talks with Marci about how to handle toddlers who throw tantrums; chef Andrew Dymond drops by to do some cooking with Ice Wine, making Pistachio & Icewine Glazed Duck; Richard Crouse reviews new movies Because I Said So, Partition, and the dvd release of Catch a Fire.moreless
  • February 1, 2007
    February 1, 2007
    Episode 24
    2/1/07
    9.2
    The parents of sextuplets born in B.C. want an apology from the provincial government after the province seized three of the babies to give them blood transfusions, contrary to the parents' wishes, as they're Jehovah's Witnesses; Dr. Beth Ambramson, Heart and Stroke Foundation, talks with Jane about a new study that heart and stroke can affect men and women equally, although there is a disparity in treatment; Canada's advisory panel on immunization says that females between nine and 26 should be routinely vaccinated against human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer; the Canada AM team presents some tips on how to avoid debit and credit card fraud; Bill Gates, head of Microsoft, talks with Seamus about new schools that will be built in 12 countries, including Canada, as part of a Microsoft initiative; Pat Foran takes a look into anti-bacterial products, and whether they really work or not.moreless
  • January 31, 2007
    January 31, 2007
    Episode 23
    1/31/07
    9.3
    The appeal in Steven Truscott's case begins today, with the cameras on to capture the process; CTV legal analyst Steven Skurka explains the history of the case; British police say they have broken up a domestic plot to kidnap a British Muslim soldier, murder him and post the images on the Internet; Hollywood claims that Canada has not done enough to crack down on pirated movies recorded inside theatres, and wants authorities to deal with the problem; Michael Keren, author of Blogosphere: The New Political Arena, says that people who blog and bare their souls on-line are isolated and lonely, and live in virtual reality instead of creating real relationships; Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told a Commons finance committee he won't change his mind on taxing Income Trusts; Gerrard Kennedy, Liberal MP and Special Advisor for Election Readiness and Renewal chats with Jane about the issues involved in getting ready for a campaign; Leslie Beck drops by with some tips on healthy snacks for this weekend's Superbowl crowd.moreless
  • January 30, 2007
    January 30, 2007
    Episode 22
    1/30/07
    9.3
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release the report on Friday at a news conference in Paris that is expected to say that climate change is real, serious and that human influence on it is undeniable; a baby boy at the centre of a case that put the rights of adoptive parents against those of biological fathers will stay with the couple who has raised him since birth, and the biological father talks with Canada AM; Chicago Bears' defensive tackle Israel Idonije, 26, from Brandon, Man., could become only the second Canadian-trained football player to win a Super Bowl ring, and Praise Idonije, his sister, speaks with Canada AM about her reaction to seeing her brother in the Superbowl; the Windows Vista launch has taken place with fanfare, and Kris Abel reports from the Vista Ice House in downtown Toronto on the new system's features and flaws; Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized after complications from his breakdown at the Preakness last May; Dr. Marla Shapiro is in the studio with a report on shingles, and separates the fact from the fiction; Fixing Dinner star Sandi Richard drops by with tips to enjoy more healthy meals as a family; a new series, 'Office of the Future' begins with a look at Work Space in Vancouver.moreless
  • January 29, 2007
    January 29, 2007
    Episode 21
    1/29/07
    9.1
    The Liberals and Bloc Quebecois have allowed a special committee to study the proposed Clean Air Act for a further 11 days, pushing the original deadline past March 20th, the date for the Spring budget; Deputy Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff talks with Seamus about the Conservatives' ads attacking Liberals with their own words; UNICEF says it needs $635 million (US) to fund its emergency humanitarian programs this year and it is appealing for the help of Canadians; Nigel Fisher, president, UNICEF Canada, talks with Bev about the use this money will be put to, and the problems it will address in the Sudan; Maher Arar is grateful for the compensation and apology from Ottawa, however, he remains on the no-fly list in the US due to his personal associations and travel history, according to a top official; Libby Norris explains the progression to use in stability training, with phase three being 'power'; A year ago today, Canadian cameraman Doug Vogt and anchor Bob Woodruff were injured in Iraq, both are slowly recovering and Doug Vogt talks with Bev from his home in France; the Pickton trial enters its second week, with the lead investigator continuing his testimony; Microsoft will launch Vista Operating System, and is spending 450 million dollars in advertising for the new system.moreless
  • January 26, 2007
    January 26, 2007
    Episode 20
    1/26/07
    9.3
    Ottawa reaches a compensation agreement with Maher Arar for $10 million dollars; researchers have completed the world's first map of the human metabolome, which could help develop new and improved medical tests, and Dr. David Wishart of the University of Alberta talks with Bev about this; Dr. Wolfgang Tittel of the University of Calgary's Centre for Information Security and Cryptography is working with a team to develop secure encryption technology using quantum mechanics to stop hackers from getting personal information from the internet; a poll conducted by the Strategic Counsel for CTV News and The Globe and Mail shows a startling rise within the past 12 months in the importance attached to environmental issues; James Ford Seale, 71, has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of kidnapping and conspiracy in the 1964 deaths of Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee in rural Mississippi; Richard Crouse drops by to review Smokin' Aces, Catch And Release, and the dvd release of Fiddler On The Roof.moreless
  • January 25, 2007
    January 25, 2007
    Episode 19
    1/25/07
    9.2
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will announce $10 billion in American funding for security and development in Afghanistan; an international research team headed by a University of Guelph professor has developed a heart-healthy alternative to trans fats; another outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship has disease experts wondering if this is a new strain of the virus and Dr. Neil Rau, infectious disease expert, talks with Bev about this possibility; on-going coverage of the Pickton trial; PJ Crowley, of the Center for American Progress, talks with Bev from Washington regarding the videotaped message released online by Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden's deputy; Dame Judi Dench talks with Seamus from London about her sixth Oscar nomination for the film Notes On A Scandal; Jeff drops by Marci Ien's house for breakfast and an update on how she's doing after breaking her ankle, and takes Chuck Swirsky, Toronto Raptor's announcer and the Raptor (mascot) with him; Pat Foran tells us how to get two cars into one space by using a hydrolic lift; with winter finally making an appearance, Loren Christie drops by to tell us about the best ski destinations in Canada; the Canada AM team celebrates Robbie Burns day by cooking up Barley Risotto with Lemon and Peas and a One-Bowl Chocolate Cake.moreless
  • January 24, 2007
    January 24, 2007
    Episode 18
    1/24/07
    9.3
    As the Pickton trial continues, the jurors spent most of the day listening to and viewing video tapes of police interviews with the alleged killer; Seamus talks with Stephen Hart, a forensic psychologist, about how the jurors handle the stress of such testimony; as of March, Canada will have a new 'no-fly' list, and will require the airlines to collect and share more personal information on passengers for both domestic and international flights; U.S. President George Bush defends the increase in troops he plans to send to Iraq in the State of the Union Address, as well as focussing on the need for the US to reduce its gas usage; Allan Lichtman, a presidential historian, dicusses the Presidential address with Bev; a new poll conducted by Microsoft Canada and Ipsos Reid found that many kids still don't appreciate the dangers of the internet, and that 25% said they would feel safe arranging a meeting with someone they'd only 'met' online; Deepa Mehta talks about her reaction to being nominated for an Oscar; a Liberal MP is complaining that the visiting politicians are being restricted to the airbase in Kandahar on their visit to Afghanistan; one in five Canadians are still smoking, and Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to talk about ways to get help in quitting smoking, and the pharmaceutical products to assist you.moreless
  • January 23, 2007
    January 23, 2007
    Episode 17
    1/23/07
    9.3

    The Robert Pickton trial opened with the Crown making a statement that included saying Pickton admitted killing 49 women, and today the Crown will show an 11-hour video of that statement; Todd Battis recaps yesterday's evidence at the Pickton trial; eight Canadian politicians are in Kandahar to look at Canada's role there; Jeff reports in from Mike Duffy's house in Ottawa, where they prepare a heart healthy breakfast; a suicide bomber in eastern Afghanistan has left 10 dead and 14 injured; George Bush will give his State of The Union address this evening focussing on the war in Iraq and domestic issues; recent surveys show that 66% of Americans believe that the US is on the wrong track when it comes the the war in Iraq, and 60% believe that Bush will be unable to work with a Democratic congress; the 17-year old driver of an SUV that was involved in an accident in Meaford, ON over the weekend is reported to have died; as of today, Canadians will require a passport when travelling through the US, and this has caused overwhelming line-ups in passport offices; Bev talks with Liberal MP Irwin Cotler about Foreign Affairs Minister Peter McKay's plan for the middle east; a McGill University study shows that adults who take Prozac daily are more likely to suffer bone fractures, and Dr. David Goltzman talks with Seamus about this; Leslie Beck takes a look at a good breakfast; Loren Christie drops by to talk about the passport guidelines; Richard Crouse and Richard Horgan discuss the Oscar nominations.

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  • January 22, 2007
    January 22, 2007
    Episode 16
    1/22/07
    9.2
    The Robert Pickton trial begins today, and Dean Hilderbrand, DNA expert, talks with Seamus about the use of DNA evidence in trials; the team takes a look at the lives of the women Pickton is accused of murdering; CTV legal analyst Steven Skurka answers frequently asked questions about the Picton trial; Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have both announced their bids to run for the Presidency, which would mean that in either case, if they won, the US would have a first: either a woman or African-American President; two bombs exploded just seconds apart in a predominantly Shiite commercial area in central Baghdad; Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow, and Razzie nominations will be out later today; as of tomorrow, Canadians travelling by air to the U.S. must have a passport, which has sparked long wait times; Saskatchewan Finance Minister Andrew Thomson alleges that the Federal government appears to be using Western oil money to buy votes in Quebec; Kris Abel chats with Bev about political video games; country music star Dierks Bentley performs in studio.moreless
  • January 19, 2007
    January 19, 2007
    Episode 15
    1/19/07
    9.1
    Both police and Canada's Privacy Commissioner are probing a possible security breach after CIBC announced that a backup computer hard-drive has gone missing; two Port Perry sisters have returned home after undergoing experimental stem cell transfusions in China; the RCMP is taking a recent threatening letter "very seriously", the letter is signed by a group claiming to be a new cell of the FLQ, a terrorist group in Quebec that was active in the '60s and 70s; Andrew Reddyhoff, developer of Croc shoes, and Keith Primeau, former NHL player, team up to create new, non-smelly hockey equipment; Blake McGrath, one of the stars of Jennifer Lopez's Dance Life, drops by to chat with Bev about being on the show; Rick Gallop, author of The G.I. Diet Cookbook, drops by to show the Canada AM team how to maintain a diet based on the speed your body breaks down food.moreless
  • January 18, 2006
    January 18, 2006
    Episode 14
    1/18/07
    9.1
    Dr. Phil Halloran, of the University of Alberta, says that too many Canadians are dying needlessly every year, waiting for organ transplants; an Ontario couple is devastated after learning that the United Church minister who performed their wedding had no authority to preside over marriages and had been marrying couples illegally; the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock has been moved two minutes closer to midnight to reflect the growing concerns of terrorism, nuclear proliferation and the threat of climate change; the funeral for 19-year-old Adam DePrisco, killed while in Mexico, will be held in Woodbridge, Ontario today; Dr. Karina Buchanov, of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, discusses the new study which indicates women with dense breasts are at higher risk of developing breast cancer than those with fatty ones; anger has erupted over racial abuse film star Shilpa Shetty suffered on the hit British show Celebrity Big Brother; Pat Foran tests the efficiency of front-loading washers; 'The Active Allowance Program' creators Harvey Beck and Leslie Routhier discuss how to set up an allowance system that works with your kids; Kelly Rowan chats with Bev about working on The O.C. and her two new movies, In God's Country and Mount Pleasant.moreless
  • January 17, 2007
    January 17, 2007
    Episode 13
    1/17/07
    9.2
    The Conservative government announced $230 million in new funding today for the development of clean energy technologies; For as many as 40 minutes last September, Montreal police believed the Dawson College shooting was part of a co-ordinated terrorist attack on the city; The United Nations puts the death toll in Iraq at 34,452 in 2006 -- a large difference from the 12,357 reported by the Iraqi government; as contenders jockey for position, questions arise over Sen. Barack Obama's blunt admissions about past drug use and whether that will be a liability; Leslie Beck answers viewer emails on children and nutrition; Siri Agrell, author of Bad Bridesmaid chats with Bev about bridesmaid horror stories; Brian Williams will host a new series, Bell Spirit of the Game to promote the 2010 Olympics; cold temperatures in California have destroyed 75% of the citrus crops, and Governor Schwartzennegger has called for Federal aid; combat global warming by learning to reduce your 'carbon footprint'.moreless
  • January 16, 2007
    January 16, 2007
    Episode 12
    1/16/07
    9.1
    There are growing warnings among U.S. military ranks that Kandahar will once again be the central objective of a spring offensive; the case of an Iranian girl sentenced to death for killing a man who attempted to rape her has had a happy ending: the charges have been dropped; a Canadian delegation, led by International Trade Minister David Emerson, is in Beijing Tuesday working on patching up frayed relations between Canada and China; a New York hospital is taking steps to offer the country's first uterus transplant, a radical experiment that might allow women whose wombs were removed or are defective to bear children; the winners of the "You On A Diet" challenge meet up with Dr. Roizen; Dr. Marla Shapiro drops by to tell us which kinds of chocolate are good for us; Richard Crouse and Michael Rechtshaffen discuss the winners at the Golden Globe Awards; Kristin Kreuk and Jimi Mistry chat with Seamus about their new film, Partition.moreless
  • January 15, 2007
    January 15, 2007
    Episode 11
    1/15/07
    9.1
    Foreign Minister Peter Mackay will speak to Mexican authorities in the death of Adam DePrisco; a study by Today's Parent Magazine shows that parents are using a patchwork of child care solutions in the face of some difficult situations; Paul Rosen, the gold medal-winning goalie from Canada's sledge hockey team has had his most prized possession stolen -- his gold medal -- while signing autographs at a fund-raiser; Sara Mednick, author of the book Take a Nap! Change your life says that taking naps can help productivity at work, and help solve a host of other problems; researchers at the Division of Aging at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Massachusetts have found that aspirin may help adults ward off asthma; Kris Abel talks about phones that are similar to the iPhone; the Canada AM team gears up for the Golden Globe Awards.moreless
  • January 12, 2007
    January 12, 2007
    Episode 10
    1/12/07
    9.2
    A leftist guerilla group claims responsibility for the bombing of the US Embassy in Athens, no one was injured; Quebec Liberal Jean LaPierre resigns; the Bollywood movie Guru opens to huge crowds in Toronto, while the stars are on hand to talk about the movie; Jeff reports from the Dominican Republic, where the lucky couple is getting married today; the body of Adam DePrisco, a 19-year old who died in Mexico, will be flown home to Canada today, while questions still remain in his cause of death; Master Cpl. Mitic, injured yesterday when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan, is now in Germany in an American military hospital; the Prairies is suffering through a deep freeze, with temperatures in the minus 40s; a new study shows that 53% of Canadians believe that Harper's cabinet shuffle will have no effect; the Crown Attorney in Peter Whitmore's sexual assault case is foregoing a preliminary inquiry due to delays on Whitmore's part in getting a lawyer; the L.A. Galaxy soccer team has signed David Beckham to their team; chess master Anatoli Karpov and British player Nigel Short played a long-distance game via satellite hook-up with large pieces made of ice; a new study shows that baby boomers are using the internet more, for things such as socialization, dating and earing money; research shows that people who are fluent in two or more languages can stave off the on-set of dementia by five years; NASA and the Canadian Space Agency are looking into the mystery of the Northern Lights; line-ups continue as the dead line requiring a passport to enter the US approaches; Richard Crouse drops by to review Alpha Dog, Miss Potter, Arthur & The Invisibles and Iwo Jima; the team looks at a new study on procrastination.moreless
  • January 11, 2007
    January 11, 2007
    Episode 9
    1/11/07
    9.1
    An official in Acapulco, Mexico says a Canadian man who died there was beaten on the street, contradicting local police reports that said it was a hit-and-run accident; U.S. President George Bush's plan to send thousands more troops to Iraq is being greeted with support from some allies, but Democrats have pledged to scrutinize the details; Canadian researchers from U.B.C. have developed a vaccine that they say will keep deadly E. coli bacteria out of our food and water supplies; an Insurance Bureau of Canada study shows that most Canadian drivers are concerned about people driving and talking on cell phones, but are also unwilling to give up their own phones; an oil rig in the North Sea, also the world's smallest country, Sealand, is up for sale; Pat Foran reports on luxury cars at the Detroit Auto Show; Loren Christie talks about who needs to be immunized and when; Chef Michael P. Clive teaches us how to cook lean and mean for January; Jeff and the "Wake Up A Winner" winners get snorkelling lessons in the Dominican Republic.moreless
  • January 10, 2007
    January 10, 2007
    Episode 8
    1/10/07
    8.9
    The US denied reports that Washington had mounted a new offensive targeting al-Qaeda suspects in Somalia on Wednesday; a Montreal woman has brought a class-action suit in Federal Court alleging that she was brainwashed during the Cold War; Brig.-Gen. David Fraser, the former Canadian commander of NATO troops in southern Afghanistan, says the mission is making headway, but Pakistan must help shut down the Taliban; a strain of viral gastroenteritis is sweeping across Canadian health facilities, in an outbreak that health officials are calling one of the worst in years; Ray Zahab, a Canadian, is one of three men running across the Sahara, from Senegal to Egypt; Jeff and the "Wake Up A Winner" contestants play hockey on the beach in the Dominican Republic; Leslie Beck gives a family a "Meal Makeover"; Kris Abel drops by to talk with Seamus about the new iPhone; learn the art of negotiation; Canadian singer-songwriter Dawn Langstroth performs in the studio.moreless
  • January 9, 2007
    January 9, 2007
    Episode 7
    1/9/07
    9.1
    Conrad Black is accused of insider trading and faces criminal charges; Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay is visiting Pakistan and meeting with his counterpart there to discuss border security; Omar Samad, the Afghan ambassador to Canada talks with Bev about the Afghan/Pakistan border issues; the B.C. family that recently had sextuplets is asking for privacy; Seamus talks with Yvonne Gilmour, mother of quintuplets and mentor to the B.C. family, about multiple births; Jeff reports from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic with the "Wake Up a Winner" contest winners as they visit Ocean World; Japanese officials are seeking more information on the collision between a Japanese oil tanker and a US nuclear submarine that occured off the coast of Oman in the Strait of Hormuz; a wildfire in Malibu has destroyed four homes and damaged five more; the final report on how Ontario handled the SARS outbreak in 2003 will be released today; the Maritimes are suffering through a winter snowstorm, while Edmonton cleans up after a windstorm; rock group Van Halen will be inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame later this year along with R.E.M., the Ronettes, and Patti Smith; the Rosie O'Donnell/Donald Trump feud continues; a new study shows that 'tween' girls, those between ages 9 and 12, are most likely to gain weight; a former Miss Canada, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, is trying to save an Iranian girl sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of a man who was attempting to rape her; Eric Peterson drops by to talk with Bev about the ACTRA strike, and what it's about; Blue Mountain ski resort has laid off 1,300 workers due to weather conditions, and Premier Dalton McGuinty says that no provincial help will be forthcoming; Dr. Marla explains your weird winter allergies and how to battle them; a twist of fate: we'll talk to the family who triumphed over near-tragedy by setting sail.moreless
  • January 8, 2007
    January 8, 2007
    Episode 6
    1/8/07
    9.0
    On the last day of his Afghanistan visit, Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay announced $10 million in funding for Afghan police officers; a B.C. woman gave birth to sextuplets over the weekend, believed to be a first in Canada; the Canadian military will begin radio broadcasts in Kandahar this week, specifically targetting Afghan residents between ages 15 - 25; scientists have discovered a new source of stem cells in amniotic fluid that surrounds developing embryos; Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton is now under police protection as newspapers increase their coverage of her, and suspect that an engagement announcement is soon to come; Drazen Prelec, from the MIT Sloan School of Management, claims that brain scans show who will buy big-ticket items and who won't; Libby Norris drops by to explain stability training; Kris Abel chats with Seamus about some hot new tech items from the Consumer Electronics Show, currently running in Las Vegas; Peter Walsh, author of It's All Too Much, talks about his new book; Jeff reports in from the beach in the Dominican Republic with the "Wake Up A Winner" winners; Mark Cullen talks about what to do with your plants in the unseasonably warm winter weather.moreless
  • January 5, 2007
    January 5, 2007
    Episode 5
    1/5/07
    9.1
    Myriam Bedard will appear in a Quebec court today seeking bail; new Environment Minister John Baird promises to address Canadians' concerns; three wild horses have been shot by unknown persons in Alberta, bringing the total of unexplained killings to 16; Canada AM talks with Canadians who are creating a radio station for Afghanistan; Richard Crouse drops by to review Freedom Writers, Happily Never After, and Perfume: The Story of A Murderer, as well as the dvd release of Snakes On A Plane.moreless
  • January 4, 2007
    January 4, 2007
    Episode 4
    1/4/07
    9.1
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper will shuffle the Cabinet today, and David Akin predicts what the changes will be; Environmental Defence released results of testing done on four MPs that showed toxins and banned chemicals in their blood; Maureen Torreiter is surprised and happy to be receiving a silver bracelet lost by her father during WWII; Men who father daughters, not sons, are more likely to develop prostate cancer, according to a new study done by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health; Australian authorities gave the video of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's fatal encounter with a stingray to his family and destroyed all copies to prevent the footage from being made public; Myriam Bedard will remain in jail in Maryland until her transfer back to Quebec; Pat Foran looks at the top scams of 2006 and advice on how to avoid scams in 2007; Loren Christie tells us about the new Seven Wonders of the World.moreless
  • January 3, 2007
    January 3, 2007
    Episode 3
    1/3/07
    9.1
    CSIS claims it is "quite surprising" that terrorists have not attempted to detonate a dirty bomb in Canada; Allison Quet of Florida has been charged with kidnapping her two biological children and fleeing to Canada, her bail hearing is set for Thursday; British Columbia has been hit with more bad weather as rain storms soak the Lower Mainland; credit expert Nancy Marescotti offers advice on how to manage credit card debt in the coming year; Myriam Bedard's lawyers will be seeking bail for the Olympian today in a Maryland court; scientists have genetically engineered a dozen cows to be free from proteins that cause mad cow disease; Health Canada is set to release a new version of Canada's Food Guide and a fight over the revised standards could be brewing; Toronto reports its warmest December on record; an Alberta man has been charged with murder in the death of sex-trade workers, but police suspect that more than one person was involved in the killings; RCMP spent more than $900,000 to investigate Maher Arar, and more than $4 million dollars defending themselves in the subsequent inquiry; Indonesian rescuers are expanding their search for survivors in the plane crash; mourners view President Ford's casket in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Starbucks reports that it will remove all trans-fats from its treats by the end of the year; Leslie Beck lists the top 10 healthiest foods.moreless
  • January 2, 2007
    January 2, 2007
    Episode 2
    1/2/07
    8.7
    Canadian and U.S. officials have reached an agreement to transfer former Olympian Myriam Bedard from a U.S. jail back to Quebec, according to her lawyer; The fate of 102 people aboard an Indonesian airliner that crashed Monday remains unknown after officials retracted earlier statements that the plane had been found; Iraq's prime minister has ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Saddam Hussein's hanging after a damaging cell phone video of the event was leaked to the media; Icewine makers in Eastern Canada are worried the cold weather needed to freeze their grapes and make the popular dessert wine will come too late; British Columbia is starting 2007 as it began 2006 -- with weather alerts, drenching rain and plenty of snow; a baby boy delivered in a Toronto hospital seconds after midnight is believed to be the first Canadian newborn of 2007; Dr. Marla Shapiro advises cleaning out your medicine cabinet at least once a year; Kris Abel predicts the hot tech items for 2007; Leslie Beck analyzes the South Beach Diet; Libby Norris gives a new year fitness makeover to a 60-year-old viewer.moreless
  • January 1, 2007
    January 1, 2007
    Episode 1
    1/1/07
    9.0
    It's a Canada AM music special featuring Sarah McLachlan, Tom Cochrane and Edwin!
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