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INSIDE THE VILLAGE: When coyotes attack

Episode 25 of the podcast: If recent headlines are any indication, coyotes are everywhere — chasing joggers, targeting pets, and growing more aggressive by the day. Here's the truth

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

On the latest episode: Beware of coyotes!

If recent headlines are any indication, it sure seems like wild dogs are taking over the neighbourhood. Whether it’s a city council reacting to a spate of coyote attacks — or a terrified jogger being followed by one — coyotes are triggering plenty of stress across Ontario.

Joining us for some much-needed perspective (and a few helpful safety tips) is Lesley Sampson, co-founder of the not-for-profit organization Coyote Watch Canada.

Spoiler alert: If you insist on feeding coyotes, you're part of the problem.

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 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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