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NOW with Dave Brown

Join Dave Brown weekdays at 9 a.m. ET as he discusses the latest news, entertainment, sports and current events through a disability lens.

NOW with Dave Brown

Join Dave Brown weekdays at 9 a.m. ET as he discusses the latest news, entertainment, sports and current events through a disability lens.

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Today on NOW with Dave Brown: 

  • Dr. Phil Hooper from the Canadian Ophthalmological Society discusses Glaucoma Awareness Month 
  • Pharmacists in Ontario can now prescribe treatments to some common ailments. Pharmacist Patty Vamvakitis breaks down the details
  • Steven Scott of Double Tap explores the issues new technology poses on the white cane 
  • Community reporter Blaine Deutscher tells you everything about this year’s ‘Frost Regina’ winter festival! 
    • ‘Frost Regina’ runs Feb 3 to 12. For more information, visit here 
  • “The Unforgettables” plays at The Refinery in Saskatoon from February 3 to 5 and February 9 to 12  
    • The event is pay-what-you-can for the preview on February 2
    • The play runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. local time  
    • It is produced by Fight or Flight Theatre & Wonder City Collective 
    • The Refinery is located at 609 Dufferin Ave. in Saskatoon
    • For more information, visit here
       
  • And Dawn Dickinson previews Maclean’s magazine with an article about Canada’s gymnastics abuse scandal

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Today on NOW with Dave Brown: 

  • Michel Poitevin from Montreal Economic Institute shares findings from a new study about the benefits of adjusting tuition fees
  • Accessibility reporter Meagan Gillmore fills you in on New Brunswick's supported decision-making act
  • Community Reporter Louise Levesque Burley in Moncton describes the New Brunswick Drug Plan

    • For more informaiton, call toll free  1-855-540-7325 or email: info@nbdrugs-medicamentsnb.ca 

    • Louise also describes a new support group for guide dog handlers in the province 

      • The program is offered by the local CNIB. For more information, email: Debbie.Jeffery@cnib.ca 

        • You can also call: 506-857-4240 ext. 5611 or their direct line at: 506-267-0487 

  • Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed an authentication method called OneButtonPIN. Nelson Rego of Cool Blind Tech tells you all about it 
    • And for his tech tip of the day, Nelson describes how to improve sound during iPhone calls using the mic mode. For a full step-by-step list of instructions, visit here
       

Today on NOW with Dave Brown: 

  • Michelle McQuigge of The Canadian Press chats about the federal cabinet retreat in Hamilton
  • She also discusses the federal government’s financial settlement with a B.C. First Nation relating to the impact of residential schools on the community
  • Kelly Bron Johnson in Montreal discusses the importance of having open conversations about mental health 
    • If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, please call your local crisis centre or the 24/7 Canada Suicide Prevention Service
    • The service is available in French or English and is toll-free at 1-833-456-4566 
    • There is also the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 
    • And, if you are a youth, there is Kids Help Phone
    • You can text "CONNECT" to 686868 
    • There's also the Mental Health Commission of Canada. They offer Mental Health First Aid courses. To learn more, visit here 

    • You can also contact Talk Suicide Canada at: 1.833.456.4566 or text: 45645 

      • They are open 24/7 throughout the year for calls. For text messaging, they are open between 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET.  Languages that they offer are: English and French

  • Kim Thistle reviews the Netflix’s fantasy adventure film, “Slumberland.” The film is available with audio description and closed captioning on Netflix 
  • Marc Aflalo gives the scoop on Apple’s plan to expand their smart home lineup 
  • He also describes speculation around the Apple’s plans for a cheaper mixed reality headset 
  • Plus, in the roundtable chat, Alex Smyth discusses national hot sauce day 
     

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