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New Music Added to Airtime + Horizon Broadening Hour #6

What’s up, y’all? You know the routine by now. First and foremost, here’s what I’ve added to LibreTime since last week:

Billy Oxkidd You Got It Country CanCon
Manitoba Hal Vintage Blend Country/Folk CanCon
Ooluu Diluvian Metal Indeterminable
Danny Blueberry Isolation Alternative CanCon
The Unfaithful Servants The Unfaithful Servant Country/Folk CanCon
Natalie Macmaster Sketches Celtic CanCon
Matt Zaddy Be Rock CanCon
Brett Sangster Reverence Jazz CanCon
No Museums The Artifact is Nothing Rock CanCon
Merkules Special Occasion Rap NSFR CanCon
Foreign Diplomats Monami Indie Rock CanCon
The Black Fever Unarticulated Wants Indie Rock CanCon
Eamon Mcgrath Guts Country/Folk CanCon
Bornbroken The Years of Hard Truths and Little Lies Metal CanCon
Elisa Thorn Selenotropic Improvisational/Experimental CanCon
Deep Covers Deep Covers Electronic/Shoegaze CanCon
The Marrieds Heavy Hearts Country/FOlk CanCon
Katherine Fischer Wildflower Heart Country/Folk CanCon
Bridal Party Too Much Pop CanCon
Science is Fiction Don’t Everybody Thank Me At Once Rock CanCon
Fred Fortin Microdose Rock (presumed) CanCon
The Sweet Lowdown Low Clouds in the Morning Classical CanCon
Joanne Lurgio Crossing Jordan Religious Unknown
The New Project Alternative What You Get Other CanCon
Carter & the Capitals Carter & the Capitals Funk CanCon
Bretton Lee John Find Yourself Missing Grunge/Blues/Folk CanCon
Son Roberts Three’s a Charm Blues CanCon
Josh Ritchie Louder Rock CanCon
Ken Stead Civil War Roots Rock CanCon
Ostrea Lake Don’t Sway Above Me Indie Rock CanCon
The Bluesland Horn Band Keep It In the Shadows Blues CanCon
Adrian House Lookin Up Folk/Pop CanCon
Shotgun Jimmie Transistor Sister 2 Indie Rock CanCon
Chocolat Jazz Engage Jazz CanCon
Ajungi Ajungi Pop NSFR CanCon
Elisa Thorn’s Hue Flowers For Your Heart Other CanCon
Andre 3000 New Blue Sun New Age/Ambient No
Kevin Drew Spirit If… Indie Rock CanCon
Ani Difranco Reveling/Reckoning Indie Rock CanCon
Arih SK Hold it Together Indie Folk CanCon

And here is tonight’s Horizon Broadening Hour:

Tracklist:

Arih SK – Lawnchairs (The Backyard Party)
Dave Debenham – Two Step
Emile Bilodeau – Petite Nature
Thierry Larose – De La Perspective D’un Vieil Homme
Luka Kuplowsky – City By My Window
Dave Cherub – Patio Nights
Satellite & The Harpoonist – Ballet in a Phone Booth
Tom Boy – How to Become a Drug Dealer
Madison Violet – Seal My Fate
No Museums – A Rotten Summer
No Museums – The Mail Train
Fools Like You – My Girlfriends Girl
Dylan Hennessy – Your Hero
Finny McConnell – a Pair of Brown Eyes
Frog Eyes – Your Boss’s Shirt
Museum Pieces – Death is Not a Destination
Hollis and the Widows – Gemini Moon
Paul Keeling – El Captain Cook
The Gloaming – The Lobster
Icicle – Trans-Siberian Express
Cares – Submerged Houses
Kent Sangster – Parisian Summer
Huttch – Zack Caught a Fish
Killing Clarence – No One Here is Saving Me
Problem Patient – ECT
Reays – Lemondrop Girl
Micah Erenberg – Sunspill

See y’all next time!

CKMS News – 2023-11-17 – Reviewing the effects of the financialisation of housing

CKMS News – 2023-11-17 – Reviewing the effects of the financialisation of housing

by: dan kellar

Waterloo – On Oct 30th ACORN, the grassroots social and economic justice organisation with chapters across the country, delivered over 400 tenant testimonials to federal liberal MPs including Waterloo’s Bardish Chagger. This action coincided with ACORN’s national housing spokesperson Tanya Bukart giving testimony to the National Housing Council’s review panel on the financialisation of purpose built rental housing.  Bukart’s testimony highlighted the effects on renters created by the stress of living in a precarious housing market, which has been transformed over the past decades, into an investment industry with profit seeking constantly driving up housing and rental prices.

Today’s show features interviews with Acer Bonapart, the chair of the Waterloo Region chapter of ACORN, and Mike Morrice, the Green Party MP for Kitchener Centre, who has been pressuring the government over the ongoing crisis in the affordability of housing in Canada since being elected in 2021.  Additionally, Geordie Dent of The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations (FMTA), which advocates for better rights for tenants, adds comments on the financialisation of housing.

For the purposes of this review, the National Housing Council is using the Federal Housing Advocate’s definition of the financialization of housing which is “the growing dominance of financial actors in the housing sector, which is transforming the main function of housing from a place to live into a financial asset and a tool for investor profits.”  The definition continues “These may include asset management companies, hedge funds, pension funds, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate operating companies and sovereign wealth funds.”

The National Housing Council, which refers to reports commissioned by The Federal Housing Advocate adds “The financialization of purpose-built rental housing has been linked to a range of negative impacts for renters, such as evictions, rising rents and reduced building services and maintenance.” On this point the National Right to Housing Network, a grassroots tenants rights organisation also focusing on the national panel explains “Financialization of housing refers to the treatment of housing primarily as a financial asset and tool for maximizing investor profit at the expense of human rights among tenants and tenancy-seeking individuals.”

The show focuses on the financialisation of the housing market, immediate steps which could be taken to start addressing the affordability crisis, and the longer term role of government in creating and maintaining an affordable and quality housing supply to meet the needs of growing populations.

 

LISTEN for Smooth and Contemporary QUINTE JAZZ Saturday November 18, 2023 at 9AM Replay Sunday November 19, 2023 at 4PM

After broadcast on SoundCloud
[https://soundcloud.com/user-163878073/sets/quinte-jazz]
Charles A Kelly Sunseeker SINGLE 2023 www.charlesakelly.com
🍁Snaggle Lagaan THE LONG SLOG 2016 snagglemusic.com
Rainforest Band Smooth Sexy GOOD MEDICINE 2023 rainforestband.net/peace-to-the-planet
🍁Jeff Pike Sunset On LA SINGLE 2023 www.jeffpike.com
Ilya Serov Champagne Sky SINGLE 2023 www.ilyaserov.com
🍁Jocelyn Gould The Kicker SONIC BOUQUET 2023 www.jocelyngould.com/home
🍁Mali Obomsawin Odana SWEET TOOTH 2023 www.maliobomsawin.com/about
🍁Mali Obomsawin Fractions SWEET TOOTH 2023
Halie Loren Waiting in Vain 40 YEARS OF JUSTIN TIME RECORDS 2023 halieloren.com/about
Michael Paulo Here Is Happiness SINGLE 2023 michaelpaulo.com/bio
Rebecca Jade Bottle Up Magic A SHADE OF JADE 2022 rebeccajade.com
Brad Alexander Saturday Night Groove SINGLE www.bradalexandermusic.com
Gregory Amos Goose Bumps SINGLE 2023 www.gregoryamos.com

The Clean Up Hour, Mix 240

What’s up, y’all? It’s your boy mophead here with the latest Clean Up Hour, albeit a bit later than usual — if you missed the show when it aired, though, here it is for you:

Here’s the tracklist:

The Game – LA Times
Westside Gunn & DJ Drama – Suicide in Selfridges
Hemlock Ernst & Height Keech – 40z on the Front Porch
Benny the Butcher – Sly Green
Obie Trice, Kurupt, Bizarre, MC Eiht, Spice 1,& Mrk Sx – Greatest
The Alchemist & Conway – Phil Drummond
Lloyd Banks – Dangerous Minds
Aesop Rock – Time Moves Differently Here
Big Boi, Konkrete, Big Gipp, & Ludacris – Tomb of the Boom
Mr. Muthaf***in Exquire (HUGHIE!) – The Letter P Freestyle (Sean Price, MF DOOM, & DJ Kay Slay)
Buck 65 – Drumlord
Lil B – Sk8 or Die
Lil Wayne & Euro – Tuxedo
Bas & Adekunle Gold – Khartoum
Pink Panthress & Ice Spice – boy’s a liar pt. 2
CASISDEAD – Pineapple Juice
Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill, & The-Dream – Fine Line
Larry June & Schoolboy Q – Pop Out
Domo Genesis & Fly Anakin – I See U, Doing U
Michael Christmas & BhramaBull – Rents Due
Andre 3000 – Love Hater
Charlie Kosei – Que Sera Sera
Pink Navel & Kenny Segal – Character Select
Substance Abuse – No Guarantees
Drake – 8am in Charlotte
EXOCIETY – SABRINA
Mariah the Scientist – Bout Mine
jerry (Hodgy Beats) – When you willingly
Alias – December 26, 2002
Jeezy – Since Pac Died
Wiki & Tony Seltzer – Golden Child
Paradime – Make My Way

And for #throwbackthursday, let’s throw it back to November 19, 2021:

Tracklist (RIP Too Poetic):

Just When You Thought It Was Over
Constant Elevation
Dangerous Mindz
Bloodshed
Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide
Killing Fieldz
We Run S**t
Today’s Mathematics
Here Comes the Gravediggaz
Rest in da East
Defective Trip (Trippin)
From the Darkside
Guard Ya Shrine
Twelve Jewelz
Gotta Stay Strong
Deadliest Biz
Hidden Emotions
End of da World
The Night the Earth Cried
Burn Baby Burn
1-800-Suicide
1-800-Suicide (New Vocal Version)
Alone in the Graveyard
One Life (The Last Emporer feat. Too Poetic & Esthero)
Mommy, What’s a Gravedigga? (RZA Mix)
Bang Your Head

See y’all on Sunday for the Horizon Broadening Hour!

CKMS News – Report and support: Responding to hate motivated incidents in Waterloo with the coalition of Muslim Women

CKMS News – 2023-11-16- Report and support: Responding to hate motivated incidents in Waterloo with the coalition of Muslim Women

by: dan kellar

Waterloo – With the recent release by the city of a new guide to navigate and report incidents of hate and discrimination in Waterloo, the Coalition of Muslim Women Kitchener Waterloo have yet another tool to offer from their growing kit to combat rising incidents of hate and discrimination.  The group worked with city staff and other community partners such as the Community Justice Initiatives, as well as the regional police services to create the guide, which  highlights the group’s online “Hate or Discrimination Documentation and Reporting Service” which is accessed at reportinghate.ca and receives hate incident and discrimination reports from across the country. 

This show features an interview with Sarah Shafiq, the director of programming and services for the Coalition of Muslim Women KW, an organisation which is described on its website as “a small, but mighty group of racialized Muslim women that have been standing up to hate, discrimination, Islamophobia, and gender-based violence since 2010.” 

The Interview focuses on the services that the group offers, the partnerships with the city of Waterloo and the regional municipality, and the surge in reports of anti-Semitic, anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab, and Islamophobic incidents reported in the past month.  Shafiq also mentions the feelings of disappointment and fear members of her community are experiencing, bringing up memories of the post 9/11 era of profiling and discrimination. 

This recent surge in hate incidents reflects the past several years of data available from both the Coalition of Muslim Women and Statistics Canada.  According to statscan, in 2022 police-reported hate crime incidents in Waterloo Region doubled to 144 events, representing 22.7 incidents per 100,000 of population, more than double the national average of 9.3 incidents per 100,000 of population. These numbers add to the 38% increase in hate crimes reported nationally in 2021, compared to 2020 data. 

The 2022 Snap Shot of Hate in Waterloo Region produced by the Coalition of Muslim Women shows a wide gap between the number of police reported hate incidents and the number of actual incidents which take place, with only 10 of 97 incidents that were reported to them ever being reported to the police.  With the new guide, the online reporting tool, and the other services offered by the Coalition of Muslim Women, Sarah hopes people will be comfortable in reporting incidents of hate and discrimination and be able to access the other services and supports the organisation offers.

 

Through the Static Episode 18 -15/11/23

Today we start and end with some classic indie, and have an awesome 80s synthy dance party in the middle! Super fun late-night listen (or for any time of day), listen below!

  • Your Ex-Lover Is Dead – Stars
  • Favourite Boy – Half Moon Run
  • Come On Forest Fire, Burn the Disco Down – Rae Spoon
  • Blue Monday – New Order
  • Living On Video – Trans-X
  • Smalltown Boy – Bronski Boy
  • World in my Eyes – Depeche Mode
  • Subdivisions – Rush
  • Arias and Symphonies – Spoons
  • The Way We Get By – Spoon
  • Expert In A Dying Field – The Beths

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Kitchener Mayor announces new housing incentives and new relationship with the performing arts in State of the City address

MP Holmes
Kitchener, ON

In his annual State of the City address, on Thursday November 9, Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic made several new announcements, including new incentives to build affordable housing in the city.

Starting in 2024, the city of Kitchener, with the help of the federal government, will offer incentives to to build not-for-profit, supportive, and affordable rentals or affordable coops units. The initiative is meant to help construct more than 500 new affordable housing units and will cost over $5 million. These incentives consist of matching grants at $5,000 per unit to subsidize early-stage development costs. No-interest loans of an additional $5,000 per unit will also be available from the city. The mayor said more information will be release about this new initiative over the next few weeks.

This housing announcement comes on the heels of the previous announcement by Federal Minister Sean Fraser that $42.4 million of funding from the Government of Canada’s Housing Accelerator fund will fast track the construction of 1200 new local homes by early 2027. See the announcement here.

The Housing Accelerator Fund was launched by the Federal government in March of this year to assist municipalities to increase the housing supply.

The Mayor told the crowd how Minister Fraser noted that Kitchener has the most significant growth rate of any Housing Accelerator Community in Canada, of which there are about 500.

Other announcements the Mayor made in his address include changes to the community centre model to reflect changing and more diverse neighbourhoods and to help newcomers become more connected to community. The mayor talked about the city’s efforts to build a creative and ideas hub downtown and also announced a new relationship structure between the city and local performing arts organizations. This new structure consists of the city playing a larger part in the operations and promotions of the performing arts groups in order to boost tourism.

The mayor listed ongoing environmental goals such as increasing the tree canopy to 30% in all neighbourhoods by 2050 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, namely by converting city-owned combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles. He also noted plans to add a major new park near the Grand River, but did not provide additional details.

Despite talking in depth about housing, the idea hub, the environment and changes to community centres and the relationship with performing arts venues, the Mayor did not talk about the affordability or growing homelessness crises.

The ceremony was held at the Kitchener Market and featured videos with residents and each of the councillors talking about what has been accomplished in the past year.

A complete recording of the State of the City event can be found here. To learn more about the City of Kitchener’s 2023 – 2026 Strategic Plan and its vision for 2043, visit kitchener.ca/ourplan.

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CKMS Community Connections for 13 November 2023: Fundraising Week, with guest Jack Bishop of the KW Santa Claus Parade

Show Notes
Jack Bishop (a man wearing headphones and a blue golf shirt with a Lions Club logo sits at a microphone in front of a CKMS 102.7 banner)
Jack Bishop

Bob Jonkman makes a fundraising request for a new audio board, and talks to Jack Bishop, the chair of the KW Santa Claus Parade about this Saturday’s parade and the preparations that go into it.

The interview starts at 5m17s.

Online: The Lions Club of Kitchener

Santa Needs You! | Santa needs you to help make the 2023 KW Santa Claus Parade happen! | Saturday November 18, 2023 | Volunteer Today! | Students can earn volunteer hours! Adults can also volunteer! lionskitchener@gmail.com (Santa Claus holding a poster a la Kilroy Was Here, with a Santa Claus logo in the top left corner)
 

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Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-11-13-episode146-Fundraising-Week-with-guest-Jack-Bishop-chair-of-the-KW-Santa-Claus-Parade.mp3 (57.4 MB, 59m46s, episode 146)

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m53s Believer Deceiver (torso view of two people exchanging a package, while one person surreptitiously reaches for the other's wallet)
(single)
Space Kitchen
5m17s Jack Bishop tells us when and where this year’s KW Santa Claus Parade takes place: Saturday, 18 November 2023; it begins at 10:00am at the corner of Frederick Street and Weber Street, and continues up Weber Street to Erb Street in Waterloo. Why so early? The Toronto Santa Claus parade is on Sunday, and the KW parade is always the day before. The route has changed from north-to-south along King Street to south-to-north along Weber Street, it’s because of the ION tracks and wires. Any wires on this route can be dealt with. It’s about an hour trip, with the head of the parade arriving at Erb just as the tail leaves Frederick.
8m15s The KW Santa Claus Parade is a community parade, for community groups to show their involvement to the public. There’s no limits to the groups that want to enter. There are fees, because it costs about $25,000 to put on the parade: policing costs, paying the marching bands, and other costs. The community groups pay a fee of $300, commercial entries pay $500. There are other thoughtful community people that sponsor some bands. Jack may still be able to squeeze in one or two last-minute entries if you contact him right away! There are about 80 entries, including community groups, marching bands, clowns. Jack is still looking for volunteers to help out, there are lots of costumes available. It’s a good role for young people; it’s a good experience. To enter, click on the 2023 Parade Registration Here button on the Lions Club’s Santa Claus Parade website.
13m44s Jack tells us what happens when people sign up for the parade. There’s a meeting for volunteers on Friday night, where they get outfitted with a costume. Then people come back at 8:00am on Saturday and get slotted into the parade. Jack makes it sound easy, but he’s been doing to for a while. There are about ten core people who manage the event, but it grows just before the event. Planning starts in the summer, and it takes four of five months. Working with the City, there’s an all-services meeting: fire, police, ambulance, transit… The same people are involved in the Oktoberfest Parade, good practice for the Santa Claus Parade. Jack organizes the order of the entries; it’s mostly random. But Santa goes at the end, the main sponsor goes at the start, the bands need to spaced out. Jack has had 15 years of experience. The parade was going for 25 years before the Lions took over, so it’s probably existed for 40 years.
20m10s I’m Here I'm Here | Josh Taerk (man sitting on a park bench facing away from the camera. There is a dead-looking tree in front of him)
(single)
Josh Taerk
24m13s IG fall funding drive 2023 Some of the buttons and lights on the sound board don’t work, so Bob makes a pitch for a new audio board. You can help by making a donation at https://radiowaterloo.ca/give.
26m11s Jack explains how the parade logistics are organized. The floats line up at Frederick and Weber all the way back to Edna Street. Just before the parade starts there’s a Santa Claus Run, hundreds of runners all dressed in Santa Claus suits. A Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer inflatable float leads the way. When it (and the other inflatable floats) get to the rail overpass and other overhead obstructions the float is pulled down out of the way. The inflatable snowman is 20ft tall, others are only(!) 15 feet. The obstructions are pretty consistent over the years, so people get to know the route. Jack makes the organization sound easy, but reminds parade participants to arrive early to get on the float well before it leaves. At the destination there are buses to take people back, the floats need to arrange their own transportation back. The bands have their own buses, assembling at The Aud then picking up the band members at the end.
35m15s Jack says that booking marching bands has been a big problem. All the drum and bugle corps are gone! Some companies that sponsored bands are gone, and the organizers are gone. It takes a lot of dedication, a lot of money, and a lot of experience to manage a marching band, and people have gone on to other things. Covid has been a big factor too. Small bands, rock bands, just don’t participate much in parades. The Regional Police have a marching band, but only participate in the Oktoberfest Parade, not the Santa Claus Parade. Band members are getting older, and it takes a lot of stamina to march for an hour carrying an instrument and huffing and puffing into a trumpet or clarinet. Jack is always an organizer, but has never marched in a parade. He knows lots of people, which helps getting sponsorships. There are not many people who like to ask people for money. Bob is asking for donations today too, but with inflation people are not donating as much as they used to. Jack finds that getting permits from two City municipalities and one Regional municpality is easier year after year, there are lots of volunteers, no paid staff, to do that.
42m44s Hobo Waltz (single) Chris Temple
45m12s Jack has been up since 3:00 in the morning, working on parade stuff. The line-up keeps changing! Jack finds there can’t be too many people working on one job, better to have one person do it. And that’s Jack.
46m32s The Lions Club was formed just over 100 years ago in Chicago, the Lions Club of Kitchener was chartered in 1937. The Lions Club, right from the start, has been involved in vision-related issues. Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be the “Knights of the Blind”. There are about 25,000 members across Canada, every small community has a Lions Club. They do screening of kindergarten kids, kids who have never had their eyes checked. The Lions are tied in with the optometry school at the University of Waterloo. They have refractors used for testing. Kids are referred to optometrists, but not all kids actually follow up with appointments. The Lions will buy glasses for kids who need the financial assistance. The Lions Clubs have just created two new districts, and want to take this project across the country. Another major project is guide dogs for the blind, started in 1985. That’s expanded to hearing dogs, diabetic-sensing dogs, stress-relief dogs. There’s a school in Oakville for the finishing part of training a client with their dog. It takes a month to get trained! People can apply to the Lions Foundation of Canada in Oakville through https://www.dogguides.com/.
54m17s Another major project is the Citizen of the Year. This year’s recipient is John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College. He’ll be in the parade as a celebrity! The award is in May, the search begins in January. There’s a selection process, nominators have to write a letter to say what the nominee has done, then a selection committee makes the decision.
55m30s Bob thanks Jack, gives the credits, and introduces the last musical selection.
56m27s Hey Allie autogramm | Music That Humans Can Play (photo silhoutte of four people dancing, they're coloured in vertical pink stripes, with a teal background)
Music That Humans Can Play
Autogramm

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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From the Void #72 November 14th

Welcome to Episode #72 of From the Void

Tonight is all about Steven Wilson!!!

My new podcast with Co – Host Peri Urban is on YouTube, it’s called The Listening Eyebrow and its about deep listening to good music.

ALSO!!! I released  a new album. Everything, Vol. 3 Spotify, You Tube23 and Bandcamp or where ever you stream your music!

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IG fall funding drive 2023
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Housing advocacy organization questions denial of funding by Region of Waterloo

Delegates representing housing advocacy organization A Better Tent City (ABTC) went to Region of Waterloo (ROW) council on Wednesday, November 7, asking for urgent help. The group was appealing a decision by the ROW housing department that determined ABTC did not fit the criteria for ROW funding.

ABTC has not yet received an explanation as to why it did not meet the criteria, and department officials have agreed to meet with the members of ABTC to explain later this month. Without additional and prompt financial support, the delegates warned, the project will not be able to continue.

The delegation included Jeff Willmer, Laura Hamilton, Marion Thomson Howell and Father Toby Collins. ABTC had asked for $236,000 under ROW housing provider funding scheme. This money would provide for dedicated staff to actively support residents to further stabilize their lives and obtain permanent housing.

Laura Hamilton described how the group began as a crisis response to unsafe living conditions and how it transitioned from an illegal unsanctioned encampment to a registered charity with community partners and over 100 volunteers.  Despite these achievements, Marion Thomson Howell noted how demand is increasing, “One year ago today, we had approximately 65 people who came around on a regular basis looking for support. As of Thursday of last week, we had 96 and that number grows daily.”

When ROW Chair Karen Redman asked about volunteers, Hamilton described typical tasks and the increasing demands on volunteers. She also described how much of the success of ABTC comes down to one woman, Nadine Greene, and why that is problematic because it leads burnout for the volunteer and excessive dependence on one person, which is not good for the organization in the long run.

Councillor Berry Vrbanovic asked, beyond finances, what the main challenges for the group are and what supports are needed to confront these challenges. Father Collins answered by characterizing the struggles of the people who rely on ABTC are facing. He noted the people they take in are extremely unstable and they need to be stable before they can start to move beyond their struggles.

Councillors Rob Deutschmann and Chantal Huinink tried to understand why ABTC didn’t meet the Region’s criteria while Councillor Colleen James asked how they are funded, if there is any government support, and more about the request for additional staff. Father Collins explained the organization’s revenue streams, the financial short fall, and need for staff.

Council noted the excellent work ABTC is doing, but, and while they understood why the group had made the request, some councillors were unsure how to interpret the performance measures. Councillor Craig asked about turnover – or how many people move on into permanent housing — on average per year. Thomson Howell, Hamilton and Father Collins reiterated their approach, highlighting that they don’t have dedicated staff to help people move on to other housing, and that was why they had come to council.

Councillor Jan Ligget returned to the turnover number and expressed concern over what seemed like a low performance indicator. She asked the group to clarify how they will improve their scores. Delegates explained how they can increase transitions with the additional  staff and when waiting lists for affordable housing are reduced.

No motions were put in place regarding A Better Tent City. The next Community and Health Services meeting on December 6.

 

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CKMS News -2023-11-14- Motion 86 and voter-led electoral reform

CKMS News – 2023-11-14 – Motion 86 and voter-led electoral reform

electoral reform, citizens assembly, voting, federal election, democracy proportional representation, first past the post, waterloo region, fair vote canada, green party, ndp, by: dan kellar

Kitchener – On November 7th, Motion 86 on forming a Citizen’s Assembly on Electoral reform had its first debate in the house of commons. The motion seeks to establish a representative “Citizen’s Assembly” which would investigate alternatives to Canada’s first past the post electoral system, and inform the government on which proportional systems would best reflect the needs and preferences of the people in Canada.

The motion was brought forward by NPD MP Lisa Marie Barron, and built on the work of Mike Morrice, the Green Party MP for Kitchener Centre who was the first to second the motion back in June. Morrice’s second was followed by 18 other seconders from the NDP, Liberal, and Conservative parties, including Bardish Chagger of the Waterloo riding.  This cross party collaboration is exactly what Fair Vote Canada, one of the grassroots organisations who contributed to the motion, hopes will become standard operations in governments under an electoral system based on proportional representation. 

This show features interviews with Kitchener Centre MP Mike Morrice, and Evan Rosamond, the co-chair of the Fair Vote Canada chapter for Waterloo Region. 

Motion 86 was debated for its allotted hour, with many MPs announcing their support for the idea of electoral reform. Bloc Quebecois MP Martin Champoux applauded the motion, and called for MPs to have the courage to take action when it is time. Conservative MP Scott Reid stated the proposal was “half right”,  but recommended a referendum over a citizen’s assembly. 

However, support was not universal. Liberal MP Chandra Arya said that a citizen’s assembly would be “an attempt at an entry through the back door into a proportional system”. He then claimed that “Because of the proportional system, Israel cannot come to an agreement with Palestine.” Arya did not offer any evidence for either of his statements.

While the future of motion 86 and electoral reform in Canada is uncertain, the debate in the House of Commons will resume in the coming months, and with hope brewing around successful cross-party collaboration, Evan Rosamond remarked “it is better to talk a lot then to fight with everybody”.

KLAUSTERFOKKEN PLAYLIST FOR NOVEMBER 13TH 2023, 10PM – MIDNIGHT ET

Artist – Song Title

Mason Tikl – Klausterfokken Opener
Aesop Rock – Living Curfew
Haken – Invasion
Omar Rodrigues-Lopez – Las Flores Con Limon
Night Verses – Love in a Liminal Space
Duran Duran – BURY A FRIEND
Pendulum – Silent Spinner
Omar Rodrigues-Lopez – Miel Del Ojo
Paradise Lost – Embers Fire
Deftones – U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,A,B,Select,Start
Striatum – Humanity
Spiritbox – Too Close Too Late
Steven Wilson – Time Is Running Out
Aesop Rock – Salt and Pepper Squid
Sleep Token – Higher
Omar Rodrigues-Lopez – Un Buitre Amable Me Pico
Paradise Lost – Decorations
Seven Lions, Above and Beyond, Opposite the Other – Over Now (Mixed)
TesseracT – Legion
Steven Wilson – Actual Brute Facts
Toehider – Horse Song
The Mars Volta – Asilos Magdalena

Radio Nowhere Episode 36, 11/11/23

Download: https://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/RadioNowhere231111Episode36.mp3, 58m02s, 80.0 MBytes

 

7 and 7 Is Love
Skin It Back Little Feat
Sky Pilot The Animals
La Flûte de Pan Art of Noise
Venus In Furs (Stereo Version) The Velvet Underground & Nico
It’s Bad You Know R.L. Burnside
Born in Chicago The Paul Butterfeld Blues Band
Lightnin’s Boogie Lightnin’ Hopkins
I Always Get Lucky with You (Single Version) George Jones
Over Under Sideways Down (Stereo) The Yardbirds
Can Get a Witness Lee Michaels
Bitter Blue Cat Stevens
California Sun The Rivieras
House Burning Down The Jimi Hendrix Experience
What’s Going On Marvin Gaye

 

New Music Added to LibreTime + Horizon Broadening Hour #5

What’s up, y’all? You know the routine by now! First, new music I’ve added to LibreTime in the past week:

The Shang Golden Hits of the Shang Industrial Folk CanCon
Paper Beat Scissors Parralel Line Chamber Folk CanCon/KWCon
Kevin Dean and the Big City Wrangles Sunset Trail Jazz CanCon
Yes We Mystic Felsenmeer Unknown Indeterminable
Andrew Vivona 10 Other Times Other Indeterminable
Peach Pyramid Bright Blue (EP) Indie Rock CanCon
Family Video Forever Changes Overnight Pop CanCon
Pecade 7-Psalms-7-Sins Metal CanCon
Tyler Gilbert Underdog Hard Rock CanCon
Illyrian The Entity, Unknown Thrash Metal/Death Metal CanCon
Ennis Sisters Keeping Time Pop CanCon
Motherhood Dear Bongo Rock CanCon
Kathryn Ladano Masked Other CanCon
Gentlemen of the Woods The Great Unknown Other CAnCon
Pink Noise Avenue Alternative CanCon
Amy Nelson Educated Woman Country CanCon
Heather Bambrick fine state Pop CanCon
Twink Think Pink IV Return to Deep Space CanCon
The Small Glories Assiniboine & the Red Pop CanCon
Atsuko Chiba Trace Indie Rock Indeterminable
Black Mastiff Loser Delusions Rock CanCon
Chron Goblin Here Before Rock CanCon
Robert Ross It’s Never Too Late Country CanCon
Bernard Adamus C’qui Nous Reste du Texas Traditional CanCon
Frantically Atlantic Maggie in the Woods Country/Folk CanCon
David Bosma Running Beside Myself – Single Rock/Pop CanCon
Mr. Merlot City Sex, Vol. 2 Dance/House CanCon
Fly Pan Am Frontera Indie Rock CanCon
Gone Cosmic Sideways in Time Rock CanCon
Highly Distorted #Studiohouse Pop Indeterminable
Adrian Chalfour Joy Rock CanCon
Pyramids on Mars Edge of the Black Progressive Rock/Metal CanCon
Zachary Lucky Midwestern Country CanCon
The Golden Seals Something Isn’t Happening Rock CanCon
Doug Smith I Am Canadian Country CanCon
Charles Boyd Massive Success Indie Rock No
Jessica Rhaye and the Ramshackle Parade Just Like a Woman: Songs of Bob Dylan Folk/Blues/Rock/Singer-Songwriter/Covers CanCon
Garett Gunderson Constellations Rock CanCon
Vandana Vishwas Kabeera the Thinker Sugam Sangeet CanCon
Swamp Music Players Tiki Motel 2 Swamp Rock CanCon

Here’s this week’s Horizon Broadening Hour:

Here’s the tracklist:

David Bosma – Running Beside Myself
Swamp Music Players – Under New Mgmt
Garett Gunderson – No Pants Romance
Pecade – Sadistic Priest
Illyrian – The Entity, Unknown
Tyler Gilbert – Rock in the Road
Vandana Vishwas – Mann Lago
Mr. Merlot – Love’s Going to Get You Again
Kevin Dean and the Big City Wrangles – Roundup Lullaby
Lal – Wildflowers
Tetrix – Lost in Space
Bywater Call – Arizona
Whatshisface – Standards and Practices
Ponemah – Where There Floodline Goes
Ben Caplan – Student Song
Girlfriends & Boyfriends – Memento Mori
The Reed Effect – Mad Dog
The Stonehouse Band – Murdered on Stolen Ground
Taken by Sanity – Saturn Boys
Kilmore – Firestone
Evan Cheadle – Ice Water
Nick Doneff – Stick to the Plan
Great Aunt Ida – Horses
Craig Cardiff – Greyhound, SK
Bernard Adamus – Fuck You Mon amour
Paper Beat Scissors – Gun Shy

See y’all next week!

LISTEN for Smooth and Contemporary QUINTE JAZZ Saturday November 11, 2023 at 9AM Replay Sunday November 12, 2023 at 4PM

After broadcast on SoundCloud
[https://soundcloud.com/user-163878073/sets/quinte-jazz]
Herb Alpert Slow Down WISH UPON A STAR 2023 herbalpert.com
Snaggle Nomuhno THE LONG SLOG 2016 www.snagglemusic.com
Rick Habana Shore Thing THE COLLABORATORS 2023
www.rickhabana.com
Jesse Dietschi Trio The New Normal GRADIENT 2023 jessedietschi.com
Carmen Spada You Ain’t The Girl For Me BUONA SERA www.carmenspada.com
Teri Parker Segment SHAPING THE INVISIBLE 2023 www.teriparkermusic.com
Vincent Hsu Unknown Stars MUSIC FOR THE RIVER JAZZ SUITE: THE SPIRIT OF LOVE RIVER AND MISSISSIPPI RIVER 2023 www.vincenthsujazz.com
Coral Egan State Of Grace 40 YEARS OF JUSTIN TIME RECORDS 2023 www.facebook.com/CoralEganMusic
Daryl Bebe Caribbean Paradise SINGLE 2023 darylbeebemusic.com
Jayson Tipp Time To Roll SINGLE 2023 www.jaysontipp.com
Eric Knight Can We Talk SINGLE 2023 ericknightonline.com
Anibal Hamilton Sinfonica De Fiesta SINGLE 2023 algobuenonews.com/2023/09/13/anibal-hamilton-sinfonico
Paul Brown Da Spot PROMISED LAND 2022 paulbrownjazz.com

CKMS News – 2023-11-10 – City of Waterloo develops a new hate incident reporting guide

CKMS News – 2023-11-10 – City of Waterloo develops hate incident reporting guide

by: dan kellar

Waterloo – As hate crimes and incidents of discriminatory hate have surged in Canada over the past several years, Waterloo Region has not been immune to the ugly trend, seeing the highest ever level of incidents in 2021 and then 2022.  As part of a response to these increases, the City of  Waterloo has developed a new guide to “support residents in navigating and reporting local incidents of hate and discrimination.”  The new resource “offers clear instructions on where to file a report and outlines what to expect throughout the process.”

In this show, we speak with Julie Legg, the Supervisor of Neighbourhood Services for the City of Waterloo, and Paulina Rodriguez, the Anti-Racism and Social Justice Advocate, also for the City of Waterloo.  The interview explores the development of the hate incident reporting guide, the importance of reporting hate incidents, and how this guide helps further the City of Waterloo’s inclusion and diversity initiatives, and create a city where as Julie Legg says “Hate isn’t welcome”.  

This new guide from the City of Waterloo was a collaboration which included community partners Community Justice Initiatives, and Coalition of Muslim Women of Kitchener Waterloo, as well as the regional police services.

In 2022, according to Statistic Canada, police-reported hate crime incidents in Waterloo Region doubled to 144 events  This represents  22.7 incidents per 100,000 of population compared to 6.7 per 100,000 in 2017 or 2.5 per 100,000 in 2018. In Canada, hate crimes rose 38% in 2021 from 2020, reaching 3358 incidents, and in 2022 surged even higher, with 3,576 hate crime incidents being reported.  That is on average 9.2 hate crime incidents per year per 100,000 of population.

As the Coalition of Muslim Women of Kitchener-Waterloo reported in their 2022 Snap Shot of Hate in Waterloo Region, only 10 of 97 incidents that were reported to them were ever reported to the police, suggesting that the police-reported numbers of hate incidents and hate crimes may be significantly lower than the actual number of these incidents that take place in the region.  

The new guide from the city, includes details on alternatives to reporting hate motivated incidents to the police, such as the reportinghate.ca website run by the Coalition of Muslim women of Kitchener-Waterloo.  According to Paulina Rodriguez from the City of Waterloo, these reporting alternatives are highlighted in an effort to support community members, and “meet people where they are at, where they feel most comfortable”.

 

The Clean Up Hour, Mix 239

What’s up, y’all? Time to bring y’all this week’s Clean Up Hour (if you can’t wait until midnight, of course). Tonight’s mix is the final installment of the “(mostly) posse cuts” series. Inspired by DJ Kay Slay’s Rolling Deep series, tonight is nothing but bars, bars, bars. Check it:

Tracklist:

DJ Kay Slay – Rolling 200 Deep (feat. Sheek Louch, Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, Papoose, Bun B, Millyz, Dave East, RUN DMC, Jim Jones, AZ, Sha Rock, Ice-T, Freeway, Maino, Rev Run (RUN DMC), Nems, Royal Flush, Grandmaster Caz, Cassidy, King Flo, The Original Spindarella, Cory Gunz, KXNG Crooked aka Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Fame aka Lil’ Fame (M.O.P), Billy Danze (M.O.P), Coke La Rock, Sauce Money, RJ Payne, Uncle Murda, Whispers, Keen Streetz, Piff Jones, Nero Ron, Large Professor, OT The Real, Paul Wall, Nino Man, Mic Geronimo, Ransom, Ms Hustle, Melle Mel, Shoota93, Rass Kass, DJ Doo Wop, Haddy Racks, Kid Carpi, Bynoe, Kool Keith, GTB King Card, B-Real, Herb McGruff (We Da Zone), Stan Spit (We Da Zone), Kick Gunz, Tony Touch, Vado, Grand Puba, Axel Leon, Smooth da Hustler, Trigga tha Gambler, Slim Dyme, Big Daddy Kane, Shyheim aka The Rugged Child, Oun P, Page Kennedy, Prayah, Tony Yayo, BK (Double X Posse), Ray Rothchild (Double X Posse), Big Noyd, Head I.C.E, E-A-Ski, Sadat X, El da Sensei (Artifacts), Tame One (Artifacts), Brillo, Daddy-O, Chi-Ali, Tragedy, Twista, CeeLo Green (Goodie Mob), E.D.I Mean (Outlawz), Hocus 45th, Billboard Baby, E-Glass (The Hoodies), Young Poppa (The Hoodies), China Mac, E Ness, DJ Paul, Jack Frost, Ka Flow, Majesty, Neek the Exotic, P.T Capone, O.C. (D.I.T.C), Termanology, Tony Moxberg, Wais P, Talk It Trigga, ZipwittheDrip, Treach, Rah Digga, Mysonne, Jon Connor, Jae Millz, Rockness (Boot Camp Clik), Steele (Smif-N-Wessun), Tek (Smif-N-Wessun), Sky Zoo, Mikey D, Young Noble (Outlawz), Tone Trump, Locksmith, Big T, Saigon, Sha Queen aka Ma Baker, Peter Gunz, King Bless, Corporal AK, Molecules (The Legion), Chucky Smash (The Legion), Diceman (The Legion), D.V. Alias Khryst, Nutso, Kevie Kev aka Waterbed Kev, Torae, Mickey Factz, Young Buck, 88 LO,Smooth B, King Malachi, Master Rob, Vita, Merkules, Nytro, Iron Sheikh, Bishop Lamont, Capitalist, Jade Diamonds, Sparkie D, Fredro Starr (Onyx), Stickey Fingaz (Onyx), Paula Perry, Tah Mell, Da Inphamus Amadeuz, Cortez Bodega, Superstar Floss, Innocent?, MC TNT, Tracey Lee, Aobie, Kurtis Blow, Ladi Kutz, MC Globe, Tony Sunshine, Imam Thug, Mistah F.A.B, Layzie Bone, Lazarus, NeekDaSkittz, J.R. Writer, Terror Van Poo, ItsBizkit, Dyce Payso, Big Dip (Goodie Mob), Khujo (Goodie Mob),T-Mo (Goodie Mob), Klass Murda, Rayvon, Johnny Wa, Chip Fu, Iman Shumpert, J.SOS, Manolo Bandz, Kitty Gata, Ghostface Killah, King Kirk (Sporty Thievz), Big Dubez (Sporty Thievz), Trae the Truth, Don Q, T.I, KRS-One, E-40, & MC Serch)
Murs, Mac Miller, Vinny Radio, Franchise, & Choo Jackson – No Shots
Karate J, Yung Nate, Charles Hamilton, & B.A – Go Crazy
Busta Rhymes, Jamal, Redman, Keith Murray, Rampage the Last Boy Scout and Lord Have Mercy – Flipmode Squad Meets Def Squad
Mike Nardone, 2Mex, Adlib, Awol One, Circus, Dr. Oop*, Exist*, Jizzm, Key Kool*, Life Rexall*, Lord Zen, Mikah 9, Neila, P.E.A.C.E., Radioinactive, Iriscience*, St. Mark 9:23, Subtitle, Xololanxinxo, Zagu Brown, & Spoon (of Iodine) – Rob One Rock On
Q, ClockworkDJ, Big Dave, Peanut, & Mac Miller – End of the World Party

For #throwbackthursday, let’s take it back to the other two (mostly) posse cut mixes. Here’s the first one:

Tracklist:

DJ Kay Slay – Homage
DJ Kay Slay – Rolling 50 Deep (feat. Sheek Louch, Styles P, Benny the Butcher, Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, AZ, Papoose, Ransom, Memphis Bleek, Billy Danze, Lil Fame, Dave East, 3D Natee, Joell Ortiz, Saigon, Mistah F.A.B., Chris Rivers, Jon Connor, Twista, E-40, Nino Man, Shoota, Mysonne, Sauce Money, Ice-T, Trick Trick, RJ Payne, E-A-Ski, Fred the Godson, Loaded Lux, Termanology, Young Noble, EDI, Locksmith, Cassidy, Maino, Vado, Rockness, DJ Paul, MC Gruff, Stan Spit, Uncle Murda, Cory Gunz, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Trae tha Truth, Hocus 45th & Royce da 5’9)
The Game – One Blood Remix (feat. Junior Reid, Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg, Nas, T.I., Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, N.O.R.E, Jadakiss, Styles P, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross, Twista, Tha Dogg Pound, WC, E-40, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Young Dro, Clipse, & Ja Rule)
A$AP Rocky – 1Train (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Action Bronson, Danny Brown & Big K.R.I.T)
Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire – Huzzah! (Remix) [feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown, & El-P]
Big Sean – Friday Night Cypher (feat. Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll Giovanni, 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce da 5’9, & Eminem)
MMG – Power Circle (feat. Rick Ross, Gunplay, Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, & Kendrick Lamar)
Blu & Exile – Power to the People (feat. Choosey, Johaz, Cashus King, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn & Blame One)
Tyler, the Creator – Window (feat. Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Frank Ocean, & Mike G)
Benny the Butcher, Conway, & Westside Gunn – War Paint
Black Hippy (Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, & Ab-Soul) – Say Wassup
Ghostface Killah – Buck 50 (feat. Method Man, Redman, & RZA)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata (feat. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, Mac Miller, & Casey Veggies)
Casey Veggies – Purple Cows (feat. Skeme, Overdoz, Diz Gibran, Kevin Mak, Three-One-Zero, El Prez, Uni, C-San, & Con_vinced)

And here’s the second mix:

Tracklist:

DMX, The Lox, & Swizz Beatz – That’s My Dog
Hit-Boy, Kent M$NEY, Audio Push, B Mac the Queen, Schoolboy Q, Casey Veggies, Xzibit, Rick Ross, Method Man, Redman, & Raekwon – Cypher
Schoolboy Q, Lil Louie, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, & Jay Rock – Top Dawg Cypha
Logic & Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever
DJ Kay Slay, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Dave East, KXNG Crooked, Black Thought, Conway, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Papoose, Loaded Lux, AZ, Bun B, Fred the Godson, Jim Jonson, Ransom, Rah Digga, Billy Danze, Lil Fame, Trae tha Truth, Joell Ortiz, Lord Tariq, Cory Gunz, Peter Gunz, Shaquille O’Neal, Roy Jones Jr., KOOL DJ Red Alert, Redman, Young Buck, MC Serch, Big Daddy Kane, MC Shan, KRS-One, Jon Connor, Twista, Drag-On, Chris Rivers, Nino Man, Locksmith, 3D Natee, Trick Trick, Tragedy Khadafi, E A Ski, Cassidy, Bumpy Knuckles, Gillie the King, Ice-T, Treach, Kool G Rap, Lil Cease, RJ Payne, JR Writer, Shoota 93, Ms. Hustle, Vado, Mysonne, Mistah FAB, Saigon, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Havoc, Tracey Lee, EDI Mean, Young Noble, MC Gruff, Stan Spit, Sickflo, Fredo Starr, Sticky Fingaz, Ras Kass, Termanology, DJ Doowop, Junior Reid, Oun P, Merkules, Wais P, Maino, Uncle Murda, PT Capone Mobstyle, Tony Starks, Mike Cee, Royal Flush, Super Love Cee, Page Kennedy, Rockness, Gunplay, Sadat X, Grand Puba, Lord Jamar, Sonja Blade, Coke La Rock, Greg Nice, Smooth B, Consequence, Millyz, OT Tha Real, Ron Artest, Kaflow, Tone Trump, Hocus 45th, Omar Epps, Bodega Bams, Bynoe, PTKNY, Aobie, King Kirk, Big Dubez, Tony Moxberg, Styleon, Chuck D, & Sauce Money – Rolling 110 Deep
Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Fiend, Goldie Loc, Mia X, Mystikal, & Silk da Shocka – Ghetto Symphony
T-Streets, Gudda Gubba, Jae Millz, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist, Shannell, & Mack Maine – Finale
Clockwork Indigo (Flatbush Zombies & Underachievers) – Butterfly Effect
Pro Era – Suspect
The Roots – The Session (Longest Posse Cut in History, 12:43)
Brockhampton & SogoneSoFlexy – WINDOWS

See y’all Sunday for the Horizon Broadening Hour!

CKMS News – Kitchener City Council takes advantage of extra time and defers lodging home motion

CKMS News – 2023-11-07 – Kitchener City Council takes advantage of extra time and defers lodging home motion

Lodging home licensing is on the way in Kitchener, but at Monday night’s council meeting, council took the opportunity to defer the motion until March 2024.

At last week’s council meeting, on October 30, a motion to remove restrictions on lodging houses was deferred. Councillor Bill Ioannidis introduced the deferral after questioning if fourplex apartments are a better option overall to increase affordability and if a pilot study would be a better approach to roll out licensing.

In response to those questions, at this week’s meeting, delegate Phil Marfisi noted how lodging homes differ from fourplex apartments, and that lodging homes do not require much in the way of preparation and can be occupied without additional construction or renovation. Because of this, Marfisi said, lodging homes can be a more economical mode of housing. Marfisi also explained how a lodging house pilot study would not meet the urgency of the crisis and would impede the delivery of this needed housing.

A second delegate, Lynn Intini, presented a description of lodging home residents and how the plan integrates with the city of Kitchener’s overall housing plan. She also pointed out that exclusionary zoning bylaws can have human rights implications if it restricts where people can live.

Council was informed on Monday night that the bylaw will be back in March 2024. Councillor Scott Davey moved to defer the lodging house motion as nothing would be able to be enacted until the lodging house licensing bylaw was ready anyway. Councillor Jason Deneault agreed with the deferral and noted that by deferring, more research can be done into issues such as short-term rentals that overlap and influence the affordable rental market.

You can listen to the show above

 

From the Void #71 November 7th

Welcome to Episode #71 of From the Void

Tonight is all about Monster Drummers!!!

My new podcast with Co – Host Peri Urban is on YouTube, it’s called The Listening Eyebrow and its about deep listening to good music.

ALSO!!! I released  a new album. Everything, Vol. 3 Spotify, You Tube23 and Bandcamp or where ever you stream your music!

Subscribe to the Podcast

See you in the Void!

 

Radio Nowhere Episode 35, 11/4/23

Download: https://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/RadioNowhere231104Episode35.mp3, 58m02s, 80.0 MBytes

North Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
Whipping Post The Allman Brothers Band
Rock and Roll Doctor Little Feat
Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave Dave Mason
Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite! The Beatles
Levon Elton John
Universal Soldier Donovan
Blowin’ in the Wind Bob Dylan
Oh, Sweet Mary Big Brother & The Holding Company & Janis Joplin
Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles
Sisters A Tribe Called Red feat. Northern Voice
Soldier Of Peace Mahatma Ghandi
Welcome Home Ruthie Foster
Walkin’ The Dog Aerosmith
Badge Cream
Everybody I Love You Crosby Stills Nash and Young

 

Big Wreck’s Sekou Lumumba on CKMS Community Connections with Yenny

TOUR DATES:
2023.11.09 • HAMILTON, ON • FIRSTONTARIO CONCERT HALL
2023.11.10 • LONDON, ON • LONDON MUSIC HALL
2023.11.11 • KITCHENER, ON • ELEMENTS NIGHTCLUB
2023.11.14 • CHARLOTTETOWN, PE • PEI BREWING CO.
2023.11.15 • HALIFAX, NS • LIGHTHOUSE ARTS CENTRE
2023.11.17 • MONCTON, NB • CASINO NEW BRUNSWICK
2023.11.18 • MONTREAL, QC • THÉ TRE BEANFIELD
2023.11.20 • PARRY SOUND, ON • STOCKEY CENTRE
2023.11.21 • SAULT STE. MARIE, ON • THE MACHINE SHOP
2023.11.23 • REGINA, SK • CASINO REGINA
2023.11.24 • EDMONTON, AB • MIDWAY
2023.11.25 • CALGARY, AB • THE PALACE THEATRE
2023.11.28 • NANAIMO, BC • PORT THEATRE
2023.11.29 • VANCOUVER, BC • COMMODORE BALLROOM
2023.11.30 • SEATTLE, WA • NEUMOS
2023.12.02 • PORTLAND, OR • WONDER BALLROOM
2023.12.05 • OAKLAND, CA • THE NEW PARISH
2023.12.06 • WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA • TROUBADOUR
2023.12.08 • PHOENIX, AZ • CRESCENT BALLROOM
2023.12.10 • AUSTIN, TX • EMPIRE CONTROL ROOM
2023.12.11 • HOUSTON, TX • HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON
2023.12.12 • DALLAS, TX • THE STUDIO AT DEEP VELLUM
2023.12.14 • DENVER, CO • MARQUIS THEATRE
2023.12.16 • SASKATOON, SK • COORS EVENT CENTRE
2023.12.17 • WINNIPEG, MB • CLUB REGENT EVENT CENTRE
2023.12.18 • THUNDER BAY, ON • NV NIGHTCLUB
2023.12.20 • BELLEVILLE, ON • EMPIRE THEATRE
2023.12.21 • OTTAWA, ON • BRONSON CENTRE
2023.12.22 • TORONTO, ON • HISTORY

Big Wreck Is:
Ian Thornley
Dave McMillan
Chris Caddell
Sekou Lumumba