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INSIDE THE VILLAGE: Sparing seniors from nursing home hell

Episode 9 of the podcast: Ravaged by COVID, Ontario's long-term care homes endured nearly 4,500 deaths during the pandemic. A group of personal support workers is trying a different approach

Welcome back to Inside the Village, a one-of-a-kind podcast where all news is local—and no topic is off-limits.

On this week's episode, we dive into the latest installment of Village Media's The Big Read: On a mission to save seniors from nursing home horrors.

The story explores a unique concept that could help elderly Canadians stay out of long-term care homes: a homecare company owned and operated by personal support workers. Here to talk about the new company is Danielle Turpin, co-founder of Home Care Worker’s Co-operative Inc., and Dr. Simon Berge, director of the Research Centre on Co-operative Enterprises at the University of Winnipeg.

Also on the podcast: How a northern Ontario brewery is helping to support Pride Month—one can of lager at a time. Jason Maclennan of North Bay Pride fills our glass with all the details.

Launched in April, Inside the Village is a news and current affairs podcast that provides a weekly window into some of the best local journalism from across Village Media's chain of Ontario newsrooms. The program also explores bigger-picture issues that impact people all across the province.

Every episode is available on this news site /insidethevillage. If you prefer the audio version, it is available wherever you find your favourite podcasts.

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