Cathy Wegner

CathyIt continues to be a new and interesting broadcasting ride for Cathy, that has come full circle here at Easy 101/Country 107-3.

Born and raised in Ingersoll in a big family among 5 brothers, Cathy landed her first full-time radio job here as fledgling news reporter.

It wasn't long before Cathy's career forayed into television, where she worked for more than 15 years as a successful anchor, host, reporter and producer. Her stops include tv stations in Wingham, Pembroke, Edmonton , Ottawa and Hamilton . Most recently, Cathy could be seen co-hosting CHCH Hamilton's Morning Live.

Finally saying a fond goodbye to broadcast news and moving back to our area to be closer to family and home, Cathy accepted an opportunity to add a new dimension to her broadcasting career as an on air personality with us. Cathy can be heard on both Country 107.3 and Easy 101. She is really enjoying this new role. She says her listeners are like friends "Its great to just talk and share with them."

In her spare time, Cathy loves spending time with her husband and her dog, traveling, watching movies, trying new cookie recipes, painting, skiing and catching live music.


How to show your red beauties some love.

Monday, 11 December 2017 16:10 Cathy Wegner
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This week we recognize a day for the most popular Christmas plant in Canada - National Poinsettia Day. December 12 marks the passing of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the U.S.

Landscapeontario.com has some tips to keep yours looking great:

1) Place in a room where there is bright natural light but not where the sun will shine directly on the plant.
2) Keep the plant away from locations where it will receive hot or cold drafts.
3) Place the plant high enough to be out of reach of pets. (**note** The Huffington Post reports they've gotten a bad rap for being sneakily poisonous. It turns out they're not poisonous enough to harm even a rat, but they can give your pet a pretty bad belly ache)
4) Water the plant thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. Discard any excess water which remains in the saucer after 10 minutes.
5) The bright colour will stay longer if temperatures do not exceed 22°C.

Most popular Christmas plant in Canada
(image courtesy theimpatientgardener.com)

 

 

Is it possible to get more time in your day?

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 16:22 Cathy Wegner
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Are you organized about the things you need to get done in a day? Are you generally on top of tasks, and your schedule?

And, does this number surprise you as much as it does me? 67 percent of the 1,000 women polled by Redbook magazine say they're good at managing their time. In case you're curious.. they shared their secrets:

Time Management
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79 percent clean as they go when cooking.
77 percent plan outfits the night before.
60 percent take their shower at night.
43 percent admit to having eaten fast food for every meal in a single day.
72 percent say they drive over the speed limit on the highway when they're running late.
51 percent of them still say they're late once or twice a week.
35 percent admit to having cut in front of someone in a line.
9 percent of moms say having children has slowed them down. (*I'm assuming that because it's on this list.. we can take it to mean, that's in a GOOD way. ??)

 

 

 

A 6-year-old Canadian boy has invented a word that may one day end up in the Oxford Dictionary.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 16:35 Cathy Wegner
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Levi BuddWilliam Shatner
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Levi Budd of Victoria, B.C. came up with the word "levidrome". It's "a word that forms a different word when spelled backwards, such as rats from star, and loop from pool". Levi's father posted a video on YouTube last month explaining how Levi came up with it, after realizing that some words form different, but actual words, when spelled in reverse. Enter William Shatner, who saw the video and contacted Oxford Dictionaries in the U.K., via Twitter. Now, Oxford has responded with their own video, explaining that many clever and useful words are created every year but a word can only make it into its dictionary if lots of people use it over a long period of time. An editor went on to encourage Levi though, saying that people are starting to use the term "levidrome", and the staff will decide next year if it's widespread enough to warrant adding it to the dictionary.

 

 

 

Is it possible that your child might be a bully? If so, there's help.

Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:52 Cathy Wegner
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Is your kid a bully
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It's a hard thing to consider much less admit. Could my child, knowingly or not, be bullying other children in his or her behaviour?

Past studies show that bullies are victims too, in that they are more likely to have a mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety, and are also more likely to engage in criminal activity. According to KidsHealth.com, children sometimes bully because they have trouble managing strong emotions like anger, frustration and insecurity... or they haven't learned cooperative ways to work out conflicts and understand differences.

If you want to find out, it begins with a dialogue with your child. It may be the best thing you can do for them.

Here are three questions/conversation starters from Parenting Power, a family and parenting coaching service (parentingpower.ca):

  1. "Help me to understand..."
    A good non-confrontational, non judgmental way to begin to get insight from your child. An example: "Help me to understand what happened today. Help me to understand your relationship with "x". Help me to understand why the school called me today."
  2. "There's a lot about your story that I believe, but is there anything about the other side of the story (principal or other child) that has merit?"
    This shows that you are open to listening and supportive, and gives your child put themselves in someone else's shoes, and it can improve their social understanding.
  3. "How are we going to move forward together to help you to change this behaviour?"
    First, the child doesn't feel they have to tackle this all on their own. Second, it shows actions and words that a child can use moving forward. All the while they need to know that as they move forward to a positive end, they are supported with words and actions that show they are loved.

(information for this article pulled from Huffington Post / 3 Questions To Ask Your Child If You Think They Are A Bully)

 

 

 

For the Beatles fan on your Christmas list

Saturday, 11 November 2017 16:29 Cathy Wegner
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Up until now, only Beatles fans and fan club members in the 60's were part of an exclusive group who were privy to owning some previously unreleased Christmas music and messages.

Beatles People
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On December 15th, Apple Corps (Ha! you see what they did there?) will release them for sale to the public. Watch for ”The Christmas Records“ boxed set. A real collectors' treat, it will include the seven greetings pressed onto vinyl singles with the original flexi disc artwork. And a booklet will be included containing reproductions of the fan club's National Newsletters.

From 1963 to 1969, The Beatles mailed these Christmas greetings, jokes and songs on flexi discs to fan club members only. They called them the “Beatle People.” Sounds like it was a great fan club.

 

 

 

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