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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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Thursday

Should false confessions be a concern when police carry out a "Mr.Big" sting operation? The Supreme Court thinks so. More on that, ahead.

 

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Invisible substances may be seriously harming your health!

An SFU professor along with colleagues at the University of Victoria is helping to create an inventory of what causes cancer in Canada. Anne-Marie Nicol is an assistant professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She's also the lead investigator of the CAREX Canada project.

 

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Digital storytelling workshop for new immigrants in Victoria

The Nanaimo Museum is collecting stories of new immigrants to Canada. A digital storytelling workshop will be held in Victoria in August. Matthew Ritchie is Public Programs Manager at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax. He explains what they're hoping to achieve.

 

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Should Canada have a national dementia health strategy?

Dementia-related violence is increasingly in the news. Martha Jane Lewis is the Executive Director of the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support. She discusses dementia and how we can protect seniors from abuse when they are in care.

 

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Perogy Cat's creator, Gareth Gaudin, talks about drawing

Drawing three thousand, six hundred and fifty days straight. That's what Victoria comic book artist, Gareth Gaudin, has just completed. What's next?

 

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Should South Vancouver Island become just one municipality?

South Vancouver Island is home to 13 municipalities. A group calling itself, "Amalgamation Yes," thinks that's too many. Vice Chair, John Vickers, says his group will seek to put a non-binding question on municipal ballots for the fall election that would find out if residents want to explore the possibility of amalgamation.

 

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Outdoor kindergartens cropping up everywhere

There's now the Sooke Nature Kindergarten, the Victoria Nature School, the South Park Family School and James Bay Community School. Chris Filler, one of the authors of the Forest and Nature School Guide, explains why these outdoor programs are so popular.

 

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Victoria during the great war

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War. What was it like in Victoria at that time?

 

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A whale of a controversy

Arguments about the research potential of captive marine mammal populations don't have all whale experts convinced.

 

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Going for gold

We examine the rich legacy of the Commonwealth Games here in Victoria with former Commonwealth gold winner, Jennifer Walinga.

 

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Turning Bellevillie Terminal into a gateway to Canada

It's part of a plan to attract more locals and tourists to the working harbour of Victoria.

 

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