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All Points West
with Jo-Ann Roberts

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All Points West weekdays 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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Friday

Scrambling for school. As exploratory meetings continue between teachers and their employer  we'll find out how ready schools would be to possibly open on Tuesday, including having plans in place for kids with special medical conditions.

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Surviving a grey divorce

Are you fifty or over and still married? Congratulations. Statistics say the baby boomer generation is driving up divorce rates today. We talk to a family lawyer and author of a book on grey divorce.

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The two John Hamilton Grays

Celebrating confederation We find out about the connection between Victoria and one of the father's of confederation and meet the artist who has captured him in bronze.

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Contemplating Scottish independence

Taking back their freedom...maybe. The Scottish referendum on independence is less than a month away. We speak with Royal Roads professor and Scotsman Ken Christie about how this vote will change his former country.

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A grammarian has fighting words

The quest to kill the apostrophe and the endless debate over how many spaces follow a period. A grammar expert will help us get to the bottom of the grammar wars.

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Food Matters:

Cooking with Avocados

A local cookbook author tells Don Genova that there's more to this leather-skinned fruit than guacamole.

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'Open government' advocate Richard Pietro

Opening the books. We speak with open government advocate Richard Pietro.

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Searching for an ancient fishing weir

Fishing for a lost world. Researchers are looking for the world's oldest fishing weir off the coast of Haida Gwaii. We talk to the University of Victoria professor leading the expedition.

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MS sufferer swims across Cowichan Lake

Making waves. We meet Multiple Sclerosis sufferer Susan Simmons. She just swam seventy kilometres across in Cowichan Lake, to inspire others with the disease.

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"No Tipping" restaurant reverts

David Jones, owner of Smoke n' Water restaurant, created Canada's first "No Tipping" restaurant. After only 3 months, he has reverted to the standard restaurant model. We find out why.

 

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Victoria day camps may help parents

Terry Askham, manager for recreation programs and facilities with the City of Victoria, says day camps are being set up to help families if the teachers' strike continues.

 

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