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This week hackers held the world's largest meat processor for ransom forcing plants across North America to shutdown. Cybersecurity advisor Ritesh Kotak explains why criminals are targeting critical supply chains; Rob Benzie, the Queen's Park bureau chief for the Toronto Star offers his analysis of the Ford government's decision not reopen classrooms for the remainder of the school year; Dr. Rob Meeder is a pediatrician in Midland and the medical director of the Family, Child and Youth Mental Health Program at the Waypoint Centre. He is disappointed and critical of the province's decision to not have kids return to class; During a 'Facebook Live' session yesterday, our host Julianne Hazlewood introduced us to Josh Ritchie, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Wiarton; At the age of 4 or 5. Arnold Taylor was taken from his family to live at the Mohawk Institute, a residential school in Brantford. He's now a councillor at Curve Lake. He recounts some of what he experienced there as a child in light of the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a residential school in British Columbia; Family doctor Peter Lin talks about the new coronavirus variants and the effectiveness of our current vaccines in combating them; stay-at-home order in the province has been lifted. But not much has changed for small businesses. This week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business penned an open letter calling for the province to immediately reopen restaurants, gyms and hair salons. Julie Kwiecinski, the director in Ontario for the C-F-I-B outlines their position; Michael Shepertycky a PhD graduate in engineering at Queen's University in Kingston tells us about the 'exoskeleton' they have created that generates electricity and, in turn, makes walking more efficient.