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  • 00:51

    Interview with Tianna Woods & Donna Ulisse

    in Country Music

    Ontario Country artist TIANNA WOODS & Nashville Bluegrass artist DONNA ULISSE have teamed up to record Every Angel Needs Some Heaven. They both join me on the show to share the song - and to talk about their music careers. 

    Tianna is trained in voice, acting, and dance (tap, hip hop, jazz, ballet and modern). She also plays 6 instruments: piano, guitar, saxophone, drums, clarinet & fiddle. She graduated with honours from the Etobicoke School Of The Arts with a triple major in music theatre, music and dance. She's no stranger to performing her own originals & cover songs on stage and in the studio - or writing songs with hitmakers.

    Nominated as the International Bluegrass Music Association's Songwriter of the Year for two years running, Donna has been blessed to have her songs recorded by the Del McCoury Band, Claire Lynch, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, and The Bankesters, among others. Her new album is called Showin' My Roots featuring her versions of classic country & bluegrass songs. You'll hear one of the songs on the show. Born into a musical family in Hampton, Virginia, she grew up surrounded by traditional sounds and from an early age was drawn to performing. She later married Rick Stanley, a cousin of bluegrass legends Ralph and Carter Stanley, and was further influenced by his family's Clinch Mountain roots.

  • 00:32

    Interview with Tianna Woods

    in Country Music

    In The Country host Dave Woods talks with Ontario Country artist TIANNA WOODS about her music career and new Christmas single. Tianna is trained in voice, acting, and dance (tap, hip hop, jazz, ballet and modern). She also plays 5 instruments piano, guitar, saxophone, drums and clarinet. While in Japan, performing the lead role in the musical Anne of Green Gables, Tianna also toured the schools with her band performing for the children of Japan. She graduated with honours from the Etobicoke School Of The Arts with a triple major in music theatre, music and dance. To comment on this episode, e-mail inthecountry@mail.com.

  • 00:34

    How a Food Production Facility Designs a Pest Control Plan

    in Business

    Steven Graff is the Quality Assurance Manager for Abell Pest Control Inc.
    Abell Pest Control Inc. is a Canadian based company consisting of service branches located across Canada and the northern US for 85 years. Steven holds an Honours Biological Science degree from the University Of Guelph, Ontario, Canada with specialization in Wildlife Biology.  He has been an employee with Abell Pest Control for 15 years with 4 years work experience as a Service Technician and 11 years experience within the Quality Assurance Department.
    Steven’s main role is to ensure the quality of Abell’s services through directing his team of Auditors and Field Trainers, and developing company-training programs.  Technical development, Client training, assessing and developing Client pest management programs, and special projects in Integrated Pest Management are also part of Steven’s responsibilities.   Agenda:   1. Steven Graff’s education, training and background.
    2. Analyzing the potential for pest issues in a food production facility.
    3. The crafting of a pest control plan throughout a facility.
    4. How to assess the risk of pest control issues.
    5. Establishing critical limits through scientific methods and documentation.
    6. Validating the pest control service and team.
    7. Documenting the pest control policy, including training, mandatory review dates, and governmental requirements.
    8.  Abell Group’s products and services.    Steven Graff
    Quality Assurance Manager
    246 Attwell Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 5B4
    (416) 675-3305 x3329
    F:(416) 675-6727

  • 00:45

    The Healing Voice with Hazel Walker-Sound Practitioner

    in Self Help

    Hazel Walker is a Soundwork Practitioner. CRA certified Reiki Therapist, certified Focusing Professional and Voice Coach. An accomplshed jazz vocalist and recording artist, Hazel recently released her 3rd CD "Continuum" which is an improvisational blessing for Gaia. She works as a volunteer with the Dorothy Ley Hospice in both community palliative care work an facilitating bereavement groups. She is completing the first of a 2 year commitment studying with Stephen Jenkinson learning ways to be a faithful witness to the end of life. Hazel has studied Shamanic practices with Jeanette McCullough and Gael Crystal Light Warrior, which she incoporates into some of her work. Deep listening, ritual, body wisdom and intentional sounding weave together her belief system. Hazel works from her private studio in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Visit www.soundspirit.ca

  • 00:29

    Sound Work For Your Spirit- with Hazel Walker-Soundwork Practitioner

    in Self Help

    Hazel is a Soundwork Practitioner, CRA certified Reiki therapist, certified Focusing Professional and Voice Coach. An accomplished vocalist/performer, Hazel has released 2 Jazz CDS, toured extensively throughout Canada, the US, and the Far East. She is a founding member of Voice 3, an improvisational vocal trio who use sound as medicine for educating, ritual, soul exploration and more. She has just released a new CD called Continuum, which is a mediative journey using spoken word, breath and sound. Hazel's approach to wellness is based on a body-centered philosophy in which she incorporates (voice/instruments), breath, healing energy, and body awareness. Clients are gently guided with simple techniques and encouraged to explore their mind, body,spirit journey and the bridging between "doing" and "being". Hazel works with other Soundwork Practitioners in assisting individuals and communities in the exploration of deep listening and intentional sounding. She also works from her private studio in Etobicoke, Ont. Contact info@soundspirit.ca , www.SoundSpirit.ca

  • 01:00

    Bio-identical hormones treatment is it safety and efficent?

    in Health

    Dr. Alvin Pettle, MD is a pioneer Canadian gynecologist who is a world expert on the use of natural bio-identical hormones. Fifteen years ago, he named his own practice, The Ruth Pettle Wellness Center, to honour the memory of his late mother who died of breast cancer.

    As a physician, he practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 25 years at The Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto where from 1990 to 1994, he was Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    Dr. Pettle has published numerous articles on natural hormones and his adaptations to the birth process. He is a Canadian expert on bio-identical hormones.

    He was the Canadian pioneer in the Leboyer Gentle Birth Technique which incorporates a soothing and joyous atmosphere, using dim lights and warm baths, for a gentle birthing process.

    In the clinic, he is joined by his beautiful wife Carol, a registered nurse and formerly Head Nurse of the Labour and Delivery Department at The Etobicoke General Hospital.