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50 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
August 12, 2022: How has climate change affected you?; Is your dog having behaviour issues?
Evidence of the impact of Climate change is all around us. How has it impacted you? and in our second half, dogs make amazing companions - but they take time to train! Are you having a… RUFF time with your dog? We take your questions about dog behaviour.
51 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Examining options for mental healthcare; camping vs. glamping? We investigate
As the spotlight remains on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, we talk about what mental health supports are needed to support the most vulnerable populations and how they should be administered. Canadian Mental Health Association's Jonathan Morris joins us to discuss. And in our second half, to camp or to glamp? We debate.
51 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Monitoring the ongoing tent removals in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside; preventing gang violence
Tent removals in the Downtown Eastside are ongoing. We'll get a live hit from the scene, and talk to Vancouver Fire about the reasons for removal, and what comes next. In our second half, fears about potential gang violence as one man is dead, and a taxi driver is seriously injured in a shooting yesterday afternoon at a Surrey parking lot.
51 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Tent removals begin in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside; Air Canada in the hotseat for flight delays without compensation
Officials are preparing to remove tents along several blocks of East Hastings Street, after the Vancouver Fire department ordered their removal citing fire concerns. We get a live report from the ground, and speak with community advocates who say there's no viable place for this community to go. And in our second half, Air Canada is in hot water for failing to compensate passengers after long flight delays. We'll hear from an expert in Aviation Management at McGill University.
51 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
An alleged machete attack in Vancouver sparks discussion about violent crime; how tree coverage helps with the heat
An alleged machete attack on Granville Street has the Vancouver mayor calling for justice reform and better mental health supports from the Province. We'll talk to the Former Minister of Public Safety, and a criminologist about the root causes of crime. And in our second half, as the earth heats up, a tree canopy can help keep our neighborhoods cool.
51 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Violence in ice hockey; Gardener Brian Minter
Saul Miller, a performance and sport psychologist and author of eight books including Hockey Tough: a Winning Mental Game, discusses violence in ice hockey. Master Gardener Brian Minter with Minter Country Garden in Chilliwack answers your gardening questions.
51 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Has the housing market changed anything for you?
Craig Munn, vice-president of communications for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver; Bryan Yu, chief economist at Central 1 credit union; and Steve Saretsky, a Realtor and housing analyst in Vancouver discuss recent changes in the housing market in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia.
50 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
B.C. wildfire management; monkeypox questions answered
The B.C. Wildfire Service's Jean Strong provides an update on the wildfires in B.C. The First Nations' Emergency Services Society's Brendan Mercer discusses efforts to reduce wildfire risk. Vancouver Coastal Health's Dr. Mark Lysyshyn and UBC's Stephen Hoption Cann answer questions about monkeypox.
53 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Weather, climate, wildfires; summer fun in B.C.
Dave Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, responds to questions about weather, climate and wildfires. Christine Pilkington, publisher of Vancouver Mom; Mike Hann, director of the Sunfest Country Music Festival; and Jim Barr, publisher of FestivalSeekers; discuss of the return of big public events, and how people are reconnecting this summer.
51 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
Celebrating Vancouver Pride; go-to summer food and drinks
It's Vancouver Pride this weekend! We're talking to L.A. Matheson teacher and pride parade Grand Marshal Annie Ohana, as well as Queer As Funk band members, Jocelyn Macdougall and Connie Buna. And in our second half, we're talking go-to summer food and drink recipes with restaurateurs Cody and Clay Allmin.
52 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Addressing safety concerns in homeless communities
After violent attacks on people experiencing homelessness in Langley and Vancouver this week, we'll talk about safety in houseless communities. Advocates and politicians weigh in on how to keep our most vulnerable community members safe.
51 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Working in extreme heat; tips for wildlife photography
B.C. continues to see hot and humid weather across the province. We'll talk to a field operations manager from AgSafe B.C. about how to keep workers and work sites safe in extreme heat. And in our second half, how to take better shots of the natural world this summer. We'll talk to award-winning nature photographer Liron Gertsman.
51 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Preparing for heat across B.C.; a reckoning for hockey culture in Canada
A heat wave is hitting British Columbia, with parts of the province reaching the high 30s. We'll talk to an outreach worker about keeping vulnerable folks safe and cool, and a veterinarian about protecting our pets. And in our second half, a reckoning with hockey culture in Canada. We'll talk with a former player, as well as an organizational consultant for sports groups, as a second round of parliamentary hearings into Hockey Canada's handling if sexual assault complaints gets underway in Ottawa today.
51 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
Langley shootings prompt emergency alert; Pope apologizes for forced assimilation
CBC reporter Jessica Cheung provides an update from one of the scenes of a deadly morning shooting in Langley, B.C. Tim Trytten, a public warning specialist and former manager of the Alberta Emergency Alert System, discusses the use of emergency alerts in response to multiple shootings. CBC reporter Wawmeesh Hamilton and Leah George Wilson, a lawyer who has also served four terms as Chief of Tsleil-Waututh Nation, react to Pope Francis's apology for the forced assimilation of Indigenous children at residential schools.
51 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
B.C. Ferries fires its CEO; gardening tips with Brian Minter
After a tumultuous couple of years, B.C. Ferries has fired its C.E.O. We'll get reaction from columnist Les Leyne, and policy and planning expert, Alex Boston. And in our second half, gardening tips with Brian Minter of Minter Country Garden.
52 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Expanding British Columbia's speculation tax; taking steps toward digital wellness
British Columbia is expanding its speculation tax on vacant homes to six more regions. We'll talk with Finance Minister Selina Robinson and economist Marc Lee about what effect it might have on the housing market. And in our second half, what's your relationship to technology and social media? We're talking about healthy tech habits with the CEO of the Digital Wellness Center, Mary Donahue.
51 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Climate-resilient infrastructure for a warmer future; your career questions amid a red-hot job market
There's a heatwave on the horizon, and in general, we're expecting hotter and hotter summers in British Columbia. We'll talk to an expert in climate-safe infrastructure about what we need to do to prepare for a warmer future. And in our second half, tips and tricks to navigate a red-hot jobs market.
51 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Fourth doses and Covid measures amidst another wave of Omicron; a summer festival, hold the booze
Random Covid screening returns at some Canadian airports. We'll talk about that, and other Covid measures, with epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Labos, amidst another wave of Omicron. In our second half, a summer festival with no alcohol: we'll talk to Sober Fest organizer Mike Manhas.
51 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
More E.R. closures in rural B.C.; housing Ukrainian temporary residents
Several emergency rooms were temporarily closed at points over the weekend, and B.C.'s Interior continues to be hit the hardest. We'll chat about the situation and possible solutions with Dr. Ray Markham, executive director of the Rural Coordination Centre of B.C. And in our second half, 20-30 Ukrainians arrive in our province every day, fleeing war in their home country. One of their biggest challenges? Housing. A representative from the United Way joins us to talk about ways to help.
51 minutes | Jul 15, 2022
B.C.'s Court of Appeal quashes a push for private health care; a very busy wedding season
B.C.'s highest court has dismissed an appeal of a landmark decision upholding the province's public health care laws. Dr. Brian Day had challenged laws preventing patients from accessing private care when wait times are too long. We'll get reaction from the B.C. Health Coalition, and hear your thoughts about accessing private health care. And in our second half, after two Covid summers, it's a boom year for nuptials. A Surrey event planner fills us in on the latest wedding trends.
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