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April 2012 Archives

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Time For Wine:

BC Wines - Riesling

Troy Townsin talks about the riesling grape and recommends some vintages.

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Quails' Gate Dry Riesling 2011 - $17

Summerhill Riesling 2010 - $20 (organic)

JoieFarm Riesling 2011 - $23

Tantalus Riesling 2010 - $23

Calliope Riesling 2010 - $15 

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Orca respiration, subversive Dr Seuss and bio-tech Victoria

The lungs of killer whales are home to land-based fungus, bacteria and virus. We find out what this could mean for their health from marine mammal veterinarian Pete Schroeder.

Banning Dr. Seuss from classrooms. A Prince Rupert teacher ws told she couldn't wear a button with a line from Dr. Seuss' Yertle the Turtle. We'll  take a closer look at politics in children's books.

Playing around with genes. There is a new community bio-tech space is opening in Victoria. We'll hear from one of the co-founders.
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Not Young Not Old :

Residential School legacy

Facing the past and hoping for a better future. Courageous First Nations survivors are telling the truth about the legacy of the Residential Schools in Canada. We hear more from Star Weiss.
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Food Matters:

Beef

Beefing up what you know about beef. Do you like it rare or well-done? We check in with our Food Matters columnist Don Genova.
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A coal port proposal, sawmill fire protection and Alberta election

Watching the waters. We'll find out about a proposal to build North America's largest marine coal port just right outside our doorstep.

Preventing more sawmill fires. We find out from independent MLA Bob Simpson about what needs to be done to keep workers safe.

Taking lessons from Alberta. Political watcher Michael Prince will share his thoughts on what Chirsty Clark can learn from the victory of Alison Redford.
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Seeking grrrls, ship wrecks and P.G. mill fire

Looking for the new  Runaways. Victoria producer is looking for rock and roll teens to build an all-girls band.  We'll find out what kind of young musicians he's looking for.

Discovering the story below the surface. We'll get a preview of a talk bout the search for ship wrecks in B.C. waters.

Getting community reaction. We'll talk to Frank Peebles reporter at the Prince George Citizen about the fall-out from the mill explosion.
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Canucks exit, Cowichan murder and Nathan Cullen

Licking their wounds. The Vancouver Canucks, and their fans are wondering what went wrong today. We'll take a look at the team's first round playoff exit with hockey insider, Tom Martin.


Coping with difficult news. With a young man from Cowichan arrested in the murder of two women, we speak to a tribe member about how the community is doing.

Promoting order in the house. B.C. MP Nathan Cullen is the new opposition house leader. We find out what he hopes to bring to the role.
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Seeking grrrls with guitars

Music producer James Kasper is looking for talented teenagers to form an all-girl rock band. Get in touch with him by email if you are interested  info@jameskasper.com
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Nora Young, by-election nuance and best sandwiches

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Spark host Nora Young was in Victoria and dropped by the studio to talk about her book 'The Virtual Self".


The NDP took both ridings in the B.C. by-elections. We ask political watcher Norman Ruff what this means for all three provincial parties.


Biting into a great sandwich. We speak with food columnist Khalil Akhtar about the culture of fine sandwich making.
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Time For Wine:

B.C. Grapes - Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc

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Clos du Soleil Rose 2011 - $17.90 

Hester Creek Reserve Block 3 Cabernet Franc 2009 - $27

Sumac Ridge Cabernet Franc 2009 - $19.90

Summerhill Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 - $27

Wild Horse Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - $9.95

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Vancouver Island Music Awards

Find out the results of the Vancouver Island Music Awards 
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Bookclub:

The Ecoholic Body

Harmful ingredients in anti-aging creams and dangerous chemicals in kids' sandals are just a few of the things Adria Vasil talks about in her new book, "Ecoholic Body".
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Film Reviews:

Chimpanzee, Hard Core Logo 2 and Comic-Con 4

Katherine Monk looks at three movies, Chimpanzee, Hard Core Logo 2, and Comic-Con 4 and talks about a wide range in one genre.
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Prison closures, excessive speeding and jellyfish

With the annoucement that Kingston Penitentiary is closing, questions are being asked about where those inmates will end up. We look at the issues with someone who studies
corrections in Canada.

Putting the brakes on excessive speeding. We'll talk to the Saanich police about their investigation into the motorcycle rider who was pushing 300 kilometers an hour on an island highway.

Massing jellies. We find out from a UBC scientist why global jellyfish numbers are on the rise.
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Not Young Not Old :

Caregiver Network

Caring for our elders is a full time job for thousands of people n B.C. Star Weiss will tell how some families are managing to find help caring for loved ones.
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Family Caregiver's online workshops information and registration: 
 
Family Dynamics and Caregiving (on May 7)
Surviving Eldercare, (on May 10)
Call the Care-ring Voice Network to register at 1-866-396-2433.
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Food Matters:

Salt Spring Island hazelnut oil

Pressing the local food button. Today Don Genova has found the first hazelnut oil to be processed on Salt Spring Island.
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Johnny Canuck, orca hotline, ForestEthics and the by-election

Reviving Johnny Canuck the fictional, and inspirational Canuck character is back in a new film and maybe just in time. We hear from the filmmaker coming right up.

Calling a whale of a hotline. A marine biologist is asking you to pick up the phone if you see killer whales in the waters off Nanaimo.

Changing course. A prominent environmental group is re-organizing, to focus on political advocacy. We speak with ForestEthics on giving up their charitable status.

Looking at the future of the liberals. From tomorrow's by-election to a blundering MLA. We  check in with legislative columnist Les Leyne.
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Memory test

Science columnist Michael Bardwaj wants you to try this memory test.

 
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Cuts to immigration services, environmental review changes and high speed motorcycycle video

Reducing services on Vancouver Island. We'll find out what the closure of immigration offices in Victoria and Nanaimo will mean to newcomers.

 

Eric Swanson of the Dogwood Initiative looks at the what this week's changes to environmental oversight will mean.

 

A new You Tube video features motorcycle rocketing through traffic on the Island highway near Victoria. We find out  why this is more than just a bad idea from a a motorcycle instructor.

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My name is Johnny Canuck....

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High speed motorcycle video


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High speed Island Highway motorcycle ride on Youtube

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Geoff Courtnall, TRC wrap-up and Lifeline cuts

We speak with Geoff Courtnall about running in one of the hottest Boston Marathon's on record.

 

Looking back on a powerful event. The Victoria event for the Truth and Reconcilation Commission is now over. I'll speak with one of the organizers on the difference two days of sharing can make.

 

Cutting a lifeline. A rehabilitation program for inmates is being cancelled. We find out what is being lost from a representative from the John Howard Society.

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Bookclub:

B.C. Books

Nikki Tate tells us about a new collection of short stories by Victoria author Yasuko Thanh.
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On The Road To Reconciliation

 

 

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A special live broadcast from the Truth and Reconciliation hearings in Victoria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1

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Part 3
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Time For Wine:

B.C. Grapes - Syrah/Shiraz

Troy Townsin talks about the popular syrah grape and recommends some successful B.C. wines made with it.

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Mt Boucherie Summit Reserve Syrah 2007 - $25

Burrowing Owl Syrah 2009 - $33

Perseus Syrah 2009 - $28.90

Painted Rock Syrah 2009  - $40

Peller Estates Private Reserve Syrah 2009 - $20

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Coming Up:

Coming up

Wednesday.Calling a whale of a hotline. A marine biologist is asking you to pick up the phone if you see killer whales in the waters off Nanaimo.

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Tom Martin on the playoffs and improving daycare

Breaking down the game. The Canucks opened the playoffs with a bit of a dud last night. Former NHL'er Tom Martin breaks down that game, and looks ahead to the rest of the playoffs.

The health authority has shut down a Saanich daycare for violations involving a man charged with sexual offences. We discuss the state of daycare and how to build a better system.
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Not Young Not Old :

Stopping age segregation

NYNO columnist Star Weiss tells us about the push for people of all ages to start sharing activities.
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Film Reviews:

Bully

Bullying on the big screen. Our movie reviewer Katherine Monk looks at the new documentary "Bully.
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Food Matters:

Finicky kids

A new book proposes you take a French attitude with your kids when it comes to the dinner table. Food Matters columnist Don Genova shares his thoughts.
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State of the Arts:

Victoria turns 150

We hear how the City of Victoria is celebrating a milestone by investing in public art and neighbourhood events.
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Missing Women's Inquiry, new museum CEO and Via Rail

Watching the inquiry unravel. The Missing Women's Inquiry has faced a air bit of controversy this week. We hear from reporter Lindsay Kines on where the inquiry goes from here.


Seeing the past through new eyes. We meet the  new CEO of the Royal BC Museum and hear his vision for the future of the museum.


New federal funds are breathing new life into the E & N rail line. We'll check in with VIA about when they plan to bring the bud cars back to the Island.
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Rick and Lynn Frey, restored island train service and Dianne Whelan

Years before Robert Pickton was arrested, charges of attempted murder against him were stayed. We hear from parents who believe that decision may have cost their daughter her life.

 

The federal government is kicking in money to restore rail service between Greater Victoria and Courtenay. We'll find out where, and when, you can jump on board.

 

Touring at the top of the world. A B.C. film maker is touring with her new film about the industry of Mount Everest. We meet Dianne Whelan.

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CBC cuts, Japanese ship sinking and revisiting the Titanic

We check in with a veteran journalist and long-time CBC watcher Lynne Van Luven about the changing media landscape in this country.

Firing on a derelict vessel. After a Canadian crew failed to salvage a Japanese ship, we speak to the US coast guard about sinking the vessel.

Covering the Titanic disaster. A Victoria historian tells us about the Canadian journalists who interviewed survivors in 1912.
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Not Young Not Old :

The word 'elder'

It's a term of respect in First Nations communities. Not Young Not Old columnist Star Weiss examine the meaning of the word "elder."
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Film Reviews:

The Moth Diaries and Raid Redemption

Katherine Monk reviews The Moth Diaries and the Indonesion action picture The Raid Redemption.
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CBC cuts, Our Place Easter and remembering Dr Gord Sleivert

Cutting back. Today CBC announced it's plans to make-up for a one-hundred-and-fifteen million dollar decrease in funding from the federal government. We'll hear from the branch
president of our union.

Cooking for the community. Several Victoria faith groups are banding together to help the homeless this weekend.  We'll hear how.

It's a huge loss to the world of Olympic sport in Canada. Dr. Gord Sleivert passed away in Montreal this week. He was vice president of the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific here in Victoria. Centre CEO Wendy Pattenden remembers him.
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Food Matters:

Spring farmer's markets

Digging up some signs of spring. Food Matters columnist Don Genova joins us live from the first weekday farmers market of the year in downtown Victoria.
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Suicide prevention, F-35 fighter jets and measuring happiness

Coming together to focus on suicide prevention. There is a community forum in Cowichan and National Chief Shawn Atleo will be our guest.

The Auditor General slammed the federal government's handling of the F-35 Fighter program.. We check in with a defence expert on where that program goes from here.


Smiling inside and out. We  find out why a new UN panel of expertssays countries should rank residents' happiness and that income is only one small measure of a happy life
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Hardy Buoys, a Hep A primer and World Autism Day

Smoking the competition. We will hear about a Port Hardy fish smoking company that will be making a appearance on a new CBC TV reality show. 

Lining up for the Hepatitis A vaccine. An employee at Fairway market tested positive for the virus We find out who needs to get a shot.

Today is World Autism Awaremess Day. We  hear about a special film screening in Victoria tonight and speak with autistic educator Joseph Sheppard.
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Time For Wine:

B.C. Grapes - Gewürztraminer

Troy Townsin talks about and recommends B.C. wines made with the gewurztraminer grape.

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Sumac Ridge Private Reserve Gewürztraminer 2011 - $14.99

Thornhaven Gewürztraminer 2010 - $17.90

Ovino Gewürztraminer 2010 - $14.90

Gray Monk Gewürztraminer 2010 - $16.99

Sonoran Estate 'Jazz Series' Riesling-Gewürztraminer 2011 - $17.90

 

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Katimavik cancelled, "Little Mosque" ends and generation squeeze

The federal government announced many cuts to programs yesterday. Completely out of the budget is the Katimavik program. It was created to get young people engaged in civic issues. Curran Dobbs is one of the many young people who went through Katimavik. He talks about his experience.


After six seasons, the CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie closes its doors on Monday. The show was a lighthearted look at the life of a Muslim community in the fictional prairie town of Mercy, Saskatchewan.


The age limit for collecting Old Age Security will be increased to 67. But it will only affect those who are 54 and younger. People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are continuing to face a Canada with more and more pension restrictions. Paul Kershaw calls this demographic Generation Squeeze.



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