August 2011 Archives
Wednesday August 31, 2011
Monday August 29, 2011
Filmmakers and producers in BC say dumping the HST means tough times ahead for the film industry. Katheen Gilbert heads-up the Greater Victoria Film Commission and explains more.
In the letter Layton wrote in his final days, he urged the NDP to hold a vote for the permanent leader as soon as possible in 2012. For his insight into the leadership contenders and the future of the party, we talk with David McGrane, professor of political studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Fifty ancestors of the Heiltsuk First Nation are going home. Their remains were exhumed more than 30 years ago from the village of Namu, near Bella Bella. Roy Carlson, founder Simon Fraser's archaeology department, brought the Heiltsuk ancestors to the university for study and he is now set to accompany them home. He discusses the ancestors return to Namu.
Friday August 26, 2011
British Columbians voted against keeping the HST. The Minister of Finance, Kevin Falcon, called the result "a bump in the road, "but described it as "manageable." Kim Speers, professor in the school of public administration at the University of Victoria, comments.
The HST has been defeated. BC will now return to a combination of GST and PST. About almost 55 percent of people voted to get rid of the HST compared to 45 percent who wanted to keep it. We hear from Adrian Dix, leader of the Provincial NDP.
Pondering the politics of the PST, political scientist, Norman Ruff, has been with us every step of the way on the HST story. He discusses the results of the referendum.
Thursday August 25, 2011
Thursday August 25, 2011
BC's gold rush brought thousands of new immigrants from all corners of the world. In the Caribou, one of the largest sources of workers was China. Now a trove of images documenting the lives of Chinese miners, workers and merchants in and around Barkerville is being assembled into a travelling exhibit bound for China. Judy Campbell, CEO of Barkerville Historic Town, explains.
Searching for the smoking gun. As the Cohen commission heats up, we'll talk to John D. Reynolds, SFU salmon scientist, about how the highly politicized interest in this topic affects researchers.
Counting down to the deadline. Tomorrow we find out the fate of the HST in BC. The results of the referendum will be released. We'll talk about what to expect with CBC reporter, Stephen Smart.
Wednesday August 24, 2011
Wednesday August 24, 2011
Wednesday August 24, 2011
BC Ferries is sailing into a rising tide of red ink. President David Hahn presented a grim picture at the ferry corporation's annual general meeting this morning. Falling passenger numbers and rising costs have pushed a projected operating deficit for this year to 35 million dollars. To try to stem the losses, BC Ferries is asking the province to let it cut up to 400 sailings a year on major routes. But that could be just the start of the decisions the government may have to make. Les Leyne, legislative columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist, explains.
One journey, seven thousand people, nine months, twelve thousand kilometres. Those are the numbers behind a cross-Canada relay to mark the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen's man in motion tour. The relay began this morning in Newfoundland. Sonny Davis is an endurance wheelchair athlete who lives in Kelowna. He explains his own involvement.
It is an understatement to say John Threlfall is a frequent fringer. He has been reviewing shows for the Victoria Fringe Festival for a decade now. He gives advice on how to get the most out of this year's 25th Annual Victoria Fringe Festival.
Tuesday August 23, 2011
One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded on the east coast shook buildings from South Carolina to New England today. And unlike B.C. this isn't a place where earthquakes are expected on a regular basis. Garry Rogers explains the data coming out of today's shaker. He's an earthquake scientist with the Geogological Survey of Canada at the Pacific Geoscience Centre in Sidney.
Before he passed away Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton wrote a last letter to Canadians. Part of that letter is dedicated to young people. Tria Donaldson speaks for Lead Now, a non-partisan group that campaigns for democratic engagement.
Most parents are pretty pleased if their kids like to read. Landon Colvin is a ten year old who has taken a love for literature one step further. The young boy from Vernon BC has written a novel called "Spirit Wolf."
Monday August 22, 2011
This morning the leader of the federal NDP party and leader of the official opposition Jack Layton died. We speak with Mike Harcourt, the former NDP premier of BC about Jack.
Randall Garrison was one of the NDP MP's who gained a seat for the first time in the last election. He was part of the orange wave that made Jack Layton's party the official opposition in parliament. Garrison, who became the MP for Esquimalt- Juan de Fuca, remembers Layton as both a colleague and a friend.
NDP MP Nathan Cullen from Skeena, Bulkley Valley, shares some of his favourite memories of Mr. Layton.
Friday August 19, 2011
Thousands of Canadians find work harvesting fruit at this time of year...many of them here in BC. But an hourly wage isn't that common. Instead most workers are paid by the pound. Those per pound rates are regulated by the BC Ministry of Labour. Those rates are being reviewed to make sure they are high enough. Lucy Luna, with the Agricultural Workers Alliance in Abbotsford explains.
Concerns continue about the events leading to a still born birth at Victoria General Hospital last week. The CBC has heard from the family involved. They are upset over how the case was handled. Today the Vancouver Island Health Authority announced there will be an independent external review. Martin Wale, the acting chief medical officer for VIHA, explains.
Sunshine may have been in short supply this summer in Victoria. But something else that comes from the sky apparently isn't. Seagull droppings have been marking streets, cars, and people alike. CBC reporter Khalil Akhtar takes us on a roof top tour with Victoria naturalist George Sirk.
Thursday August 18, 2011
The pressure is on for Syrian President Bashar al-Assadto step down. Since the unrest began in March, it's estimated nearly 2,000 people have been killed in the crackdown...tens of thousands arrested. Bessma Momani is a Senior Fellow at the Centre For International Governance and Innovation and professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. She discusses the political solutions now being proposed to help people in Syria.
Writing fiction based on fact. The latest Jack Taggart Mystery involves drive-by shootings and a gang turf war. Author and former undercover RCMP officer Don Easton explains what we can learn from a crime novel. Look up his novels at
A young woman has been left a quadriplegic after last Sunday's gang shooting in Kelowna. She has family connections to the Hell's Angels. But regardless of this kind of tragic event ... girls are still drawn into the gang lifestyle. Michelle Hoogland is the primary author of the report "Gangs, Girls and Sexual Exploitation." She discusses the dangers for girls.
Wednesday August 17, 2011
Letting teenagers sleep in. A new study says a later school start means better grades. We'll talk to it's author.
Harnessing the power of the pen. Today on West Coast Words Jenn Sook Fung Lee talks about books that have changed the world
Tuesday August 16, 2011
Looking for tree planters. Fewer workers are signing up for the tough summer job in B.C. We'll look at the reasons why.
We'll look at a decision to reduce violence in the Vancouver Island Amateur hockey association and ask if it's the best move for kids.
Tuesday August 16, 2011
Tuesday August 16, 2011
Monday August 15, 2011
Monday August 15, 2011
Peddling through a proposal to quash the B.C. helmet law. One cyclist says helmets don't improve safety, but our next guest has a different perspective.
Switching gears. Ahead on Island Artisans, a chef goes from slaving over a hot stove to 'curing' a different kind of hunger.
Thursday August 11, 2011
Slimming down the list to focus on sustainability. There are changes coming to Albion fisheries, we'll tell you what you will and won't find on their seafood shopping list in the future.
Getting the gold! Team B.C. tops the rankings at the2011 Western Canada Games in Kamloops. We talk to general manager Doug Smith.
Wednesday August 10, 2011
Calling it "big box daycare", the BCGEU comes out swinging against the arrival of for-profit child-care.
YVR contest winner Jaeger Mah
Tuesday August 9, 2011
Mom and Pop daycares dominate B.C., but with most business models thinking bigger is better. Could for-profit daycares be the next big thing? We'll talk to the CEO of Canada's largest daycare company about their move out west.
Traversing the Trans Canada Trail. We'll speak to a Prince George man who's taking it on right now.
Tuesday August 9, 2011
Monday August 8, 2011
Garth Weins has been inducted into the Canadian Q Hall of Fame. He's a drag queen from Prince George. He's receiving this honour for his work in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual community.
Andrey Pavlov, SFU Professor of Finance at Simon Fraser University, comments as the stock market continues a rocky ride... all around the Globe. This B.C. economist explains what's happening and how people can protect their investments.
The town of Oliver is turfing a numbered naming system for streets. And bringing in normal names. Tom Szalay is the town's manager and he explains why the changes are being made.
Friday August 5, 2011
A man has been arrested on Gabriola Island in connection to a stabbing. Jason Cramer was taken into custody after a 16-hour search. Police say Cramer is a "person of interest" in the fatal stabbing of a 50-year-old woman. Her 18-year-old son was also stabbed. Derek Kilbourn, editor with the Gabriola Sounder, a weekly newspaper on the Gulf Island, gives more details about the manhunt.
A Texas jury has ruled on the fate of a religious leader, and with him, perhaps the fate of the town of Bountiful. Warren Jeffs is the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church practices polygamy, often allegedly marrying older men to underage girls. Though there has been a split in community of Bountiful, about half of the people there are believed to remain loyal to Jeff's FLDS church. Jeffs was convicted this week on sexual assault charges.
A new criminal phenomenon could be taking root in Canada. They've been coined "flash robs" ... store lootings that have been organized using social media. In Ottawa recently, more than 40 young men met to loot a convenience store...and have so far eluded police. Christopher Schneider, a criminologist and expert in social media at the University of British Columbia, explains.
Thursday August 4, 2011
Thursday August 4, 2011
Thursday August 4, 2011
Leaning from others. We'll go to Washington State, to see how their doctor assisted suicide laws are working, since being passed two years ago.
The B.C. government has announced that it will start running background checks on previously unscreened families in the Children in the Home Relative Program. We'll hear why from Minister Mary McNeill.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has been without a concert master for three years, but today, a Prince George boy steps into the job and onto the stage. We meet Jonathan Crow.
Wednesday August 3, 2011
Downing a cold one for a cause. We hear about how one local brewery is teaming up with charities to create what they're calling a 'benefit brew'.
Growing our own, food that is. We'll hear from a B.C. filmmaker who thinks Canada could learn a lot from Cuba when it comes to growing more of the food we eat.
Vancouver's Farewell Foundation is heading to the B.C. Supreme Court today to try to legalize 'self-chosen death'. We speak with a lawyer behind the movement.
Tuesday August 2, 2011
The Champ (1979) Photo Credit: MGM
Picking up a new language and not just any old Earth language. We meet an anthropologist who is studying the growing horde of Na'vi speakers.
At this year's annual Symphony Splash there will be the debut of a a piece of music written by 17-year-old Jared Richardson. We'll hear from him, as well as Maestra Tania Miller.
In need of a good cry? We'll chat with our pop culture critic Lisha Hassanali on what scientific research has called the saddest movie ever.
- August 2012
- Tue., 7 – Cool climate red wines
- Tue., 7 – 23rd Victoria Symphony Splash
- Tue., 7 – Reaction from Enbridge
- Tue., 7 – Celeste and Jesse Forever
- Fri., 3 – Poor Clares of Duncan
- Fri., 3 – Bringing history to life in Victoria
- Fri., 3 – Tough questions for Enbridge
- Thu., 2 – The Humble Bean
- Thu., 2 – Susan Juby's "Bright's Light"
- Thu., 2 – Canadian rowing team wins silver
- Thu., 2 – Downtown Victoria's runaway horse
- Thu., 2 – Summer canning
- Wed., 1 – Returning wolves correction
- Wed., 1 – Children waiting for surgeries
- Wed., 1 – Harassment lawsuit against RCMP
- Wed., 1 – Swimmer Alec Page in London
- July 2012
- Tue., 31 – Trans Canada Highway mile zero
- Tue., 31 – Missing the point
- Tue., 31 – Camp Dinosaur
- Tue., 31 – Big Mama: The Willie Mae Thornton Story
- Mon., 30 – Premier's meeting in Halifax
- Mon., 30 – London Blogger
- Mon., 30 – London summer games anthem
- Fri., 27 – Auditing the Legislative assembly
- Fri., 27 – Universal childcare costs
- Fri., 27 – Cleaning up our act
- Fri., 27 – Budding garlic bulbs
- Thu., 26 – Slow Baked Garlic
- Thu., 26 – Debrief on government deficit
- Thu., 26 – Hosting Alberta's proposed pipeline
- Thu., 26 – BC's childcare system
- Wed., 25 – Nanoose Edibles
- Wed., 25 – NDP talk pipeline
- Wed., 25 – Doctors denied dollars
- Wed., 25 – Pipeline politics
- Tue., 24 – Provincial pipeline position
- Tue., 24 – Scientific sewage
- Tue., 24 – Conditional oil
- Mon., 23 – The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook
- Mon., 23 – Leading ladies
- Mon., 23 – Metchosin Sheepdog Trials
- Mon., 23 – Baleen breakers
- Fri., 20 – Monday
- Fri., 20 – Buskers come to town
- Fri., 20 – BYOW B.C.
- Fri., 20 – Alberta's shifting opinion
- Fri., 20 – Bountiful berries
- Thu., 19 – Berry yummy sponge cake
- Thu., 19 – Atleo's re-election
- Thu., 19 – Sentencing Hopley
- Thu., 19 – Liberal liquor distribution
- Thu., 19 – Cook's compendium
- Wed., 18 – Public market progress
- Wed., 18 – Acidic ocean
- Wed., 18 – Thursday
- Wed., 18 – Summer care
- Wed., 18 – Project Life Saver
- Wed., 18 – The Moss Street Paint-In turns 25
- Tue., 17 – Restoring the St Margaret School chapel
- Tue., 17 – Victoria waste water treatment plant
- Tue., 17 – Booknibblr
- Tue., 17 – Ortega and Pinot Gris
- Mon., 16 – Johnson's Landslide
- Mon., 16 – Buffy Sainte Marie Part 5
- Mon., 16 – Choir crowned national champs
- Fri., 13 – BC drinking driving law changes
- Fri., 13 – Buffy Sainte Marie Part 4
- Fri., 13 – Peas, potatoes and pesto
- Thu., 12 – On the Garden Path pesto recipe
- Thu., 12 – Tla'amin gain self-government
- Thu., 12 – Buffy Sainte Marie Part 3
- Thu., 12 – Return of the wolves
- Thu., 12 – Planning the Salish Express
- Thu., 12 – Better your barbecue
- Thu., 12 – Waterworks Garden Art
- Wed., 11 – Buffy Sainte Marie Part 2
- Wed., 11 – Enbridge slipping on oil
- Wed., 11 – Crude conflict reignited
- Tue., 10 – Canadian Open Chess Championships
- Tue., 10 – Remembering the chief
- Tue., 10 – First Nation electrification
- Tue., 10 – Buffy Sainte Marie Part 1
- Tue., 10 – Liberal pride
- Tue., 10 – The Tinsmith by Tim Bowling
- Mon., 9 – Fighting malware
- Mon., 9 – History of hill racing
- Mon., 9 – The start of summer
- Fri., 6 – Ryder Hesjedal's dad
- Fri., 6 – A plenitude of perspectives
- Fri., 6 – In the belly of a bird
- Fri., 6 – Big Bad's birthday
- Thu., 5 – 20 years of wine
- Thu., 5 – Probable god particle
- Thu., 5 – Erecting an aerie
- Thu., 5 – Dramatic return to Canada
- Wed., 4 – Local musician tackles ALS
- Wed., 4 – Monday
- Wed., 4 – Soggy summer stalls crops
- Wed., 4 – Clark's new press secretary
- Tue., 3 – International Choral Kathaumixw
- Tue., 3 – The Land Conservancy restructuring
- Tue., 3 – Talking tourism
- Tue., 3 – Saltspring Island art show
- Tue., 3 – Assisted Migration Forestry Trial
- Tue., 3 – Hey Ocean does Arcade Fire
- June 2012
- Fri., 29 – Take This Waltz and People Like Us
- Thu., 28 – A hotel's backyard
- Tue., 26 – Middle of Nowhere by Caroline Adderson
- Tue., 26 – Canadian Quidditch team shirts
- Fri., 22 – Second Edition
- Fri., 22 – Cumberland Miners Memorial Weekend
- Thu., 21 – Reality cooking shows
- Tue., 19 – ALS book
- Fri., 15 – Wild Arc Rescue and Rehab Facility
- Fri., 15 – Foreverland and The Woman in the Fifth
- Fri., 15 – Tastebud Guides
- Fri., 15 – Tuesday
- Fri., 8 – Spiritual tourism
- Thu., 7 – Tofino Food and Wine Festival
- Tue., 5 – The Saturna Ecological Education Centre
- Mon., 4 – B.C. Grapes - Exotics and future trends
- May 2012
- Thu., 31 – Islands Fold
- Thu., 31 – Tasty cruises
- Thu., 31 – Body image
- Tue., 29 – B.C. Books - Jim Geiwitz
- Mon., 28 – BC Grapes
- Fri., 25 – Chernobyl Diaries and Hysteria
- Fri., 25 – Sacred Earth Film
- Thu., 24 – Storytelling
- Thu., 24 – The Farm to Fork movement
- Wed., 23 – Wine related food and arts events
- Tue., 22 – Student protests in Montreal
- Tue., 22 – Mayors' Caucus, pesticides, and SpaceX
- Sun., 20 – Wednesday
- Fri., 18 – Can meditation stave off dementia?
- Thu., 17 – House concerts
- Thu., 17 – Babe's Honey
- Wed., 16 – Snakehead fish video
- Wed., 16 – The Right and the Real by Joelle Anthony
- Mon., 14 – BC Wines - Cool Climate Reds
- Fri., 11 – Proposed bills, BC Ferries and YIMBY-ism
- Fri., 11 – Dark Shadows and Headhunters
- Thu., 10 – Spring
- Fri., 4 – The Avenger and Darling Companion
- Fri., 4 – Qualicum Beach Fire and Ice Festival
- Thu., 3 – Coffee
- Thu., 3 – Changing Our Brains
- Tue., 1 – Rifflandia 2012
- Tue., 1 – Sitting Lady Sutra by Kay Stewart
- April 2012
- Mon., 30 – BC Wines - Riesling
- Fri., 27 – Residential School legacy
- Thu., 26 – Beef
- Tue., 24 – Seeking grrrls with guitars
- Mon., 23 – B.C. Grapes - Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc
- Mon., 23 – Vancouver Island Music Awards
- Mon., 23 – The Ecoholic Body
- Fri., 20 – Chimpanzee, Hard Core Logo 2 and Comic-Con 4
- Thu., 19 – Caregiver Network
- Thu., 19 – Salt Spring Island hazelnut oil
- Thu., 19 – Memory test
- Wed., 18 – Cuts to immigration services, environmental review changes and high speed motorcycycle video
- Wed., 18 – My name is Johnny Canuck....
- Wed., 18 – High speed motorcycle video
- Mon., 16 – B.C. Books
- Mon., 16 – On The Road To Reconciliation
- Mon., 16 – B.C. Grapes - Syrah/Shiraz
- Mon., 16 – Coming up
- Fri., 13 – Stopping age segregation
- Fri., 13 – Bully
- Thu., 12 – Finicky kids
- Thu., 12 – Victoria turns 150
- Tue., 10 – The word 'elder'
- Thu., 5 – The Moth Diaries and Raid Redemption
- Thu., 5 – Spring farmer's markets
- Tue., 3 – B.C. Grapes - Gewürztraminer
- March 2012
- Fri., 30 – Servitude and Mirror Mirror
- Fri., 30 – Old age security changes
- Thu., 29 – Milk products
- Thu., 29 – Sin City - Carnies
- Tue., 27 – Blended Reds
- Fri., 23 – Independent seniors
- Fri., 23 – The Hunger Games and Payback
- Fri., 23 – Coming up
- Thu., 22 – Little fish
- Thu., 22 – The Wolf-Sheep collective
- Wed., 21 – Truth and Reconciliation
- Tue., 20 – B.C. Grapes - Pinot Noir
- Tue., 20 – Coming up
- Mon., 19 – Drink-spiking, teachers, Irish workers
- Fri., 16 – Undefeated
- Fri., 16 – Embracing aging
- Thu., 15 – Belfry's Spark Festival
- Wed., 14 – B.C. Books - Mnemonic, A Book of Trees
- Wed., 14 – Coming Up
- Tue., 13 – BC Hydro, Hughie Watt, Campbell River winds
- Mon., 12 – B.C. grapes - Chardonnay
- Mon., 12 – Tuesday
- Fri., 9 – Power of Attorney
- Thu., 8 – Sustainable restaurants
- Thu., 8 – Remembering James Lindsay
- Mon., 5 – B.C. grapes - Pinot Gris
- Mon., 5 – Coming Up
- Fri., 2 – The Lorax and People of a Feather
- Thu., 1 – Film making in Victoria
- Thu., 1 – Fair Trade Certified produce
- February 2012
- Tue., 28 – B.C. wine grapes -- Merlot
- Tue., 28 – Former residential students reconciliation
- Mon., 27 – Truth and Reconciliation and seal repellent
- Fri., 24 – Goon and Wanderlust
- Fri., 24 – Finding funky and fashionable clothing
- Thu., 23 – Backyard gardening
- Wed., 22 – B.C. Budget and reactions
- Fri., 17 – Charlotte Gill wins BC National Book Award
- Fri., 17 – Skiing
- Thu., 16 – Fashion Recycling
- Thu., 16 – Studying advertising and childhood obesity
- Mon., 13 – Love poems for Valentine's Day
- Fri., 10 – A senior-friendly community
- Fri., 10 – Baroque festival, Steve Nash contest winner, a senior friendly community and Vander Zalm libel
- Fri., 10 – We Need To Talk About Kevin and Safe House
- Fri., 10 – Linda Blair turns heads at CBC Victoria
- Thu., 9 – transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2012
- Thu., 9 – Sustainable shellfish
- Fri., 3 – Albert Nobbs and Chronicle
- Fri., 3 – Intergenerational households
- Fri., 3 – Friday
- Thu., 2 – Shrimp
- Wed., 1 – Ferry Tales by Philip Vannini
- January 2012
- Thu., 26 – Cohousing
- Thu., 26 – School lunches
- Tue., 24 – B.C. Books - Canadian history
- Tue., 24 – Exploring age through film
- Wed., 18 – Four Homeless Millionaires by Rik Leaf
- Fri., 13 – Healing Minds - brain injury resources
- Fri., 13 – Iron Lady and A Dangerous Method
- Fri., 13 – Long term care insurance
- Thu., 12 – Pass the pasta
- Tue., 10 – Sterling rides a penny farthing
- Tue., 10 – Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill
- Fri., 6 – Proliferating passwords
- Thu., 5 – Eating 'green'
- December 2011
- Fri., 23 – Tintin and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Thu., 22 – Cookbooks
- Thu., 22 – Voices From The Edge
- Mon., 19 – Last minute xmas picks
- Fri., 16 – Mission Impossible 4 and Young Adult
- Fri., 16 – Choosing a gift for the elders
- Thu., 15 – Giving the gift of a full belly
- Tue., 13 – Warm reads for cold nights
- Fri., 9 – New Year's Eve and Shame
- Thu., 8 – Caring for aging parents
- Wed., 7 – Gift gadgets for the chef in your life
- Tue., 6 – High end gift wines
- Thu., 1 – Senior Drivers Part 2
- November 2011
- Tue., 29 – Budget wines for the holiday season
- Tue., 29 – Titles and Tate - Wilderness books
- Thu., 24 – Craft Fairs
- Mon., 21 – Vancouver Island Spirits
- Fri., 18 – Breaking Dawn Part 1 and The Whale
- Thu., 17 – Senior Drivers Part 1
- Thu., 17 – To dog or not to dog
- Wed., 16 – Dressing the window at Chronicles of Crime
- Tue., 15 – Coming Up
- Tue., 15 – North of the Cowichan Valley Wineries
- Mon., 14 – Hold Me Now - Stephen Gauer
- Thu., 10 – Food Matters - St Jean's Cannery
- Mon., 7 – The Virgin Cure - Ami McKie
- Mon., 7 – Gulf Islands wineries
- Fri., 4 – 'Tower Heist' and 'The Skin I Live In'
- Fri., 4 – Food Matters - Defining sustainability
- Thu., 3 – Brain fitness
- Tue., 1 – Upper Cowichan Valley
- Tue., 1 – Short story collections
- October 2011
- Fri., 28 – The Rum Diary and In Time
- Tue., 25 – Cold Hard Truth - Kevin O'Leary
- Mon., 24 – Lower Cowichan Valley wineries
- Mon., 24 – Blue Bridge Theatre, educating children about sexual abuse and caring for disabled youth.
- Sat., 22 – Coming up
- Fri., 21 – The Three Musketeers and Johnny English
- Thu., 20 – Introduction
- Thu., 20 – The Impossible Dead - Ian Rankin
- Mon., 17 – Island Vineyards
- Fri., 14 – The Big Year and Take Shelter
- Tue., 11 – Titles and Tate
- Fri., 7 – Margot Talbot - All That Glitters
- September 2011
- Tue., 27 – Uncovering the Nelson time capsule
- Thu., 22 – Hanger Steak recipe
- Wed., 21 – Fin Whales in Johnson Strait
- Fri., 16 – Feast of Fields Contest Entries
- Wed., 7 – An anarchy archive, soothing math anxiety, George Abbott and the Juan de Fuca resort proposal
- August 2011
- Thu., 25 – Blogging the Fringe: My new process
- Wed., 24 – Blogging the Fringe: SNAFU Summer 2011
- Mon., 22 – Paying tribute to Jack Layton
- Tue., 16 – Teen Books - Bonds between friends
- Tue., 9 – Teen Books - Looking for enlightenment
- Mon., 8 – Garth Weins inducted into "Q Hall of Fame," unstable financial markets, new names in Oliver, B.C.
- Thu., 4 – Teen Books - Frankenstein
- Thu., 4 – Island Artisans - Bruce's Kitchen
- Thu., 4 – Assisted suicide in Washington State, background checks and new TSO choirmaster Jonathan Crow
- July 2011
- Thu., 28 – A supernova sonata
- Wed., 27 – Man Booker nominee Esi Edugyan
- Wed., 27 – Teen Books - Little books big stories
- Wed., 27 – Nakusp man plays father goose
- Wed., 27 – The Bandwagon Legacy Project
- Tue., 26 – Coming to grips with a tragedy
- Thu., 21 – Island Artisans
- Thu., 21 – Following the leaders
- Thu., 21 – Summer Mystery Book Series
- Wed., 20 – "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See
- Wed., 20 – Newfoundland's giant ice island
- Wed., 20 – Liberating the data
- Fri., 15 – Coming of age with Harry Potter
- Thu., 14 – Stories that matter vs attracting eyeballs
- Wed., 13 – Saying goodbye to a Canadian opera legend
- Wed., 13 – Staying together by living apart
- Tue., 12 – A record-breaking paddle
- Thu., 7 – Todd Butler at Music Fest, how charity donations are spent, and commercial fishing agreement reached
- Wed., 6 – Homeless advocate tours Canada, downed power lines create chaos, and safe sleep strategies for babies
- Tue., 5 – Understanding our southern neighbours
- June 2011
- Thu., 30 – The sacred headwaters of B.C.
- Wed., 29 – Coming Up
- Fri., 24 – Vancouver Island MusicFest
- Thu., 23 – Amending 'ancient wine' legislation
- Wed., 22 – A mumps outbreak
- Tue., 21 – Finding justice online
- Mon., 20 – Violent sport, violent riot
- Fri., 17 – Lamenting the aftermath
- Wed., 15 – Level Ground Trading Company
- Wed., 15 – Teen books on dance
- Wed., 15 – Craig Simpson calls the cup
- Tue., 14 – A new start for the Kitwanga mine
- Mon., 13 – Becoming Johnny Canuck
- Fri., 10 – Testing public support for the HST
- Fri., 10 – Recipes Contest
- Thu., 9 – A moose in the holding cell
- Wed., 8 – Teeing off the tax
- Wed., 8 – A homeless blog spot
- Tue., 7 – Sex in the City meets ESPN
- Mon., 6 – Exchanging vows at game two
- Fri., 3 – Breaking down game one with Howie Meeker
- Thu., 2 – A wager between two Stanley Parks
- Wed., 1 – A Twittering book club
- May 2011
- Tue., 31 – Going international over the Site C dam
- Fri., 27 – Choosing caribou over coal
- Thu., 26 – A cold wet spring
- Wed., 25 – Sad men, happy women
- Tue., 24 – First nations fishing for answers in court
- Fri., 20 – Rescuing "Flyer," the eaglet!
- Thu., 19 – Beyond multiculturalism
- Wed., 18 – Policing the police
- Tue., 17 – Space tourism
- Mon., 16 – Why are gas prices rising?
- Fri., 13 – Putting the breaks on new ICBC rules
- Thu., 12 – A jump at the gas pump
- Wed., 11 – The endangered oolichan
- Mon., 9 – Powering up the North
- Fri., 6 – Heroin Overdoses in B.C.
- Wed., 4 – Looking at the numbers behind the HST
- Mon., 2 – Woodwyn Farm takes a stand
- Mon., 2 – Revisiting Expo '86
- April 2011
- Fri., 29 – Royal Wedding celebrations at the Empress
- Wed., 27 – Making the DFO play nice
- Tue., 26 – Saving the planet with a board game
- Wed., 20 – Profiling the animal hoarder
- Tue., 19 – Following the Emily Carr trail
- Mon., 18 – What's ahead for the NDP?
- Fri., 15 – Dancing with the octopus
- Mon., 11 – Pumping iron and politics