Episodes

Joe Halos: Town Councillor and Mayoral Candidate

Oct. 14, 2022

Joe Halos is a candidate for Mayor in the upcoming Town of The Blue Mountains municipal election. Joe has served as Councillor in the past for 8 years, is a local business operator and has lived and worked locally for more t…

June Porter — Blue Mountains Councillor

Oct. 11, 2022

June Porter and her husband Terry have been increasingly involved in The Blue Mountain community since 2010. Together, they enjoy a wide range of four-seasons activities. In addition to her various volunteer commitments, she…

Shawn McKinlay: Candidate for Town Councillor

Oct. 6, 2022

Shawn McKinlay is a 5th generation Town of The Blue Mountains Local with a history steeped in agriculture, our local service economy and volunteerism. Some of Shawn’s volunteer work includes our local branch of the Royal Can…

Mayoral Candidate Andrea Matrosovs

Oct. 4, 2022

Andrea Matrosovs is one of four candidates running for Mayor in the Town of The Blue Mountains Municipal Election.  Andrea is a rural resident and a local business owner of Wild Willow Studio in Clarksburg. For the last four…

Mayoral Candidate Tony Poole

Sept. 28, 2022

Joining us today is Tony Poole, one of four candidates running for Mayor in the upcoming Town of the Blue Mountains Municipal Election. Tony has more than 40 years of experience in leadership positions, including the roles o…

Town Counselor Paula Hope

Sept. 23, 2022

Paula Hope joins us to discuss her background and connection to the community, her experience as Councillor during this current term of Town of The Blue Mountains Council, priority issues impacting the community as well as h…

Municipal Election Preview

Sept. 23, 2022

What makes a community special? And how can communities grow and change while maintaining their identity and their values? These are questions that a lot of us have been asking lately. As ontarians recover from a disruptive …

Mayor Alar Soever

April 7, 2022

We are joined by Town of The Blue Mountains Mayor Alar Soever to discuss the past, present and future of our community. We cover a lot of ground including: how the Town has changed over the years, current pressing issues, ac…

Helen Du Toit: Executive & Creative Director, Blue Mountain Film Festival

Feb. 16, 2022

Helen Du Toit is a film festival veteran, who's probably been a part of every major film festival you've ever heard of: She was the Artistic Director for the Palm Springs International Film Festival for over a decade, as wel…

BONUS: Blue's Favourite Things

Dec. 13, 2021

In this bonus episode, you'll get to know some of the Village merchants as they discuss their insights on the style, fashion and trends of the season and the year. As one of the only shopping centres in the region, Blue Moun…

Success, Self-Development and the Ski Season with Stacy Manning

Dec. 6, 2021

We are patiently waiting for the 2021/22 ski season to begin and who better to discuss that with than Stacy Manning, Blue Mountain Resort's VP of Sales and Marketing. In this episode, you'll hear about the upcoming season an…

Hitting the Target with Melissa Herod, Owner of AXED Blue Mountain

Nov. 23, 2021

Melissa Herod and her husband, John, own and operate AXED; the newest business in the Blue Mountain Village. AXED Blue Mountain is an exciting axe throwing experience that encourages empowerment, team building and most impor…

The Future of Collingwood is Bright with John Miller

Oct. 28, 2021

John Miller is well known in the region, not only as a family-favourite dentist but also; as an advocate for the Town of Collingwood. His volunteer work for the BIA and co-creation of the Rainbow Club can't and don't go unno…

The Fundamentals of Destination Marketing with Patti Kendall

Oct. 2, 2021

Patti Kendall has been at the forefront of marketing the Blue Mountain Village since its inception through Intrawest. As the Director of Events and Marketing for the Blue Mountain Village Association, her experience in desti…

The Power of Community with Rosalyn Morrison

Sept. 11, 2021

Rosalyn Morrison is on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Southern Georgian Bay. The not-for-profit organization is comprised of local people working together to promote social and economic prosperity in SGB. Rosaly…

I Want to Ride My Bicycle with Bill Abbotts

Aug. 25, 2021

Bill Abbotts is a fifth-generation local, a cycling aficionado and recently the recipient of the 2021 Province of Ontario Senior of the Year Award for the Town of The Blue Mountains. South Georgian Bay is well known for its …

The Many Voices of Marcia Alderson

Aug. 11, 2021

Andrew and Sydney interview a good friend of the Village, Marcia Alderson. Marcia is the lead singer of Motown and Marley, an extremely popular band who frequents the Village stages. She is an advocate for change in the blac…

The Hospitality Gene with Neal Lewis from Turner Hospitality Group

July 27, 2021

Turner Hospitality Group owns and operates four very well-known and successful restaurants in South Georgian Bay - Twist Cocktail + Kitchen, Magnone's Italian Kitchen, Winifred's English Pub and Mother Tongue. This week, we …

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community in Collingwood and Blue Mountain

July 14, 2021

Andrew joined John Eaton (95.1 The Peak FM) on their talk of the town segment to discuss pride in South Georgian Bay. This year marks the first-ever Collingwood Pride Festival hosted by Collingwood Pride and Blue Mountain ha…

How Do You Like Them Apples? Featuring John Ardiel

July 7, 2021

Did you know that Ontario produces almost 300 million pounds of Apples a year? Apple agriculture is one of the biggest contributions to our economic productivity in South Georgian Bay - covered in thousands of acres of orcha…

New Pioneers of the Beaver Valley and Talisman Resort Lands

June 22, 2021

This week, we welcomed Michele Harris, Director of Economic and Community Development for the municipality of Grey Highlands (Eugenia Falls, Kimberley, Markdale and the Beaver Valley). Michele served as CEO of Headwaters Tou…

From Brewmaster to Master of Real Estate with Gerry Wayland

June 11, 2021

Gerry Wayland is the owner and broker of record at Remax at Blue Realty. Gerry's operated in the Village for more than a decade and before that was a central part of the real estate team for Intrawest. From Mont Tremblant to…

Ontario's Tourism Recovery Roadmap with Chris Bloore , CEO & President of TIAO

May 26, 2021

It's tourism week so Andrew asked the President & CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario to join him on the podcast. Due to COVID-19, it hasn't been an easy year and a half for tourism in the province, but we're …

Attainable Housing, It’s a Movement

May 22, 2021

We talk a lot about attainable housing in the South Georgian Bay area. Here, the executive director of the Blue Mountain Attainable Housing Corporation, Sharon McCormick, will tell us how we’re going to make it happen.  See…