Ann Rohmer chats with Dr. Barry Pakes - York Region's new medical officers of health about boosters, rising case counts and holiday gatherings.

Jim Lang is joined by Monte McNaughton, the Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Amid reports of a looming skilled trades shortage in Ontario, the province is trying to get the message to young people and their parents that the skilled trades offer six figure salaries, pensions and benefits…sending recruiters into high schools….career fairs…and incentives for employers to take on apprentices.

This upcoming holiday season is the perfect time for families to create new traditions rooted in giving back, using Charity Gift Cards as a way to make a difference in the lives of others. Kevin Frankish talks about Charity Gift Cards from CanadaHelps are the stocking stuffer of the season as they not only give back, but also make it easy to teach children about the importance of charitable giving to help those in need.

Tina Cortese is with the Richard Linley, the President of Ontario Craft Wineries to talk about the importance of supporting local wineries during the supply chain crunch at the LCBO. Ontario is a world-class producer of wine, however, a large number of Ontario wineries are currently unsustainable due to a number of factors including impacts of the pandemic.

Ann Rohmer closes this week's show with Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua with a look back at the success stories from 2021, what’s ahead for 2022, and WHO IS THE MYSTERY SINGER OF WHITE CHRISTMAS?

What is The FEED?

THE FEED is a weekly news magazine that goes behind the scenes and into more depth on the stories we have reported throughout the week or presents stories that need more time to tell. Hosted by Ann Rohmer, hear compelling interviews, local stories and local personalities - listen to The Feed weekly for the stories of York Region.