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January 2013 Archives

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Monday

This weekend in Victoria there's a music festival unlike any you've probably ever experienced.
It's called Voice Plus Plus and it's hosted by Open Space Arts Society. Jennifer Chrumka, our State of the Arts columnist, tells us more about it today.
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Wednesday

Diving into the sustainable seafood pool. Two major retailers join in the effort to change. Don Genova has details on Food Matters.

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A Davis Cup preview

Keeping his eye on the ball. Vancouver is hosting one of the world's biggest team tennis tournaments this weekend. We meet Victoria's Rob Bettauer who will be providing TV commentary for the Davis Cup.

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Perogy Cat turns 10

The Victoria penned comic strip Perogy Cat was first sketched ten years ago today. We'll look back at a decade of adventures from our favourite doughy little cat.

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Women in politics

With a new female premier in Ontario. we talk about the successes and challenges of women in politics.
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Grant Lawrence and Raffi

Cheering on their team with different tunes. Grant Lawrence and Raffi talk about their mutual love of hockey and the Canucks.

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Victoria Open House - Lisa Cordasco

The woman who puts the BROAD in broadcasting. Reporter Lisa Cordasco will share some tales from CBC Victoria's very first studio, her basement!

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Tuesday

Keeping his eye on the ball. Vancouver will host one of the world's biggest team tennis tournaments this weekend. We'll meet the Vancouver Island man who's providing TV commentary for the Davis Cup. 
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Shifting electoral boundaries

Splitting the Westshore in half. A proposal for new federal electoral boundaries would have Langford in the same riding as the Cowichan Valley.

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Bookclub:

Foster Families

Nikki Tate looks at two young adult novels about foster families.

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'Three Little Words' by Sarah Harvey

'Running' by Don Sawyer

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An enzyme to combat arthritis

Easing your aches and pains. A major discovery at UBC could provide a road map for treating arthritis. We hear from a researcher.

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Monday

Celebrating family. In advance of BC's first family day. Book reviewer Nikki Tate-Stratton will be by with a look at some novels which feature families as their central theme. 
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CBC Victoria Open House - Tobin Stokes

Victoria Composer Tobin Stokes will be in studio to talk opera, choir festivals, and his unique connection to our new studio.
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Victoria Open House - Rob Germain

We've been working together for a while, but now that we're all under one roof, we'll chat with CHEK news director Rob Germain about the partnership between the CBC and the Island's employee-owned TV news station.

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State of the Arts:

A space for art

In light of the closure of Vancouver's art's hub The Waldorf, today we check in on Victoria's cultural capacity.

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Food Matters:

FoodWorx

Polishing off the best Portland has to offer. Don Genova reports on FoodWorx, a seminar looking at the future of food.

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Food Matters:

Food waste

Minding our waste. Don Genova digs into the dirt behind food waste.

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Helping problem gamblers

Taking a chance on gambling. The BC Lottery Corporation is in the Victoria area this week to help problem gamblers get help

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Extreme weather shelter openings

The weather this weekend dipped below freezing, prompting extreme weather shelters to open. We check in with two shelters about how the street population fared this weekend.

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Salt Spring Island film nominee

"Lincoln" set director and Saltpring Island resident Jim Erickson has just been nominated for an Academy Award. We meet him.
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First Nations meet in Ottawa

First nations are divided today, about the best way to push for change. We get analysis of the politics at play in Ottawa, as chiefs meet with the Prime Minister and protests swell outside.

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Coming Up:

The Leonard Cohen CBC pre-sale

Leonard has announced a second North American leg for his Old Ideas world tour, and CBC Music wants to give you the chance to get your tickets first with a pre-sale.

The tour is in support of his 12th studio album, Old Ideas, which debuted at number one across the globe, making it the highest-charting album of his career.  Now due to overwhelming demand, he's added a number of new dates, from Victoria to St. John's.

CBC Music will present an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale on Jan. 17 starting at 10 a.m. local time. More.

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Time For Wine:

Best of 2012

Troy Townsin's best B.C. wines of 2012:

 

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HIGH END WHITES

Road 13 Jackpot Viognier Rousanne Marsanne - $29

Tantalus 2010 Riesling - $23

Burrowing Owl Chardonnay 2010 - $25

See Ya Later Ranch SYL Brut NV (Sparkling Wine) - $23

HIGH END REDS

Painted Rock Syrah 2009 - $40

Laughing Stock Portfolio 2010 - $42 -

Fort Berens Meritage 2010 - $28

DESSERT WINES

Rocky Creek Wild Blackberry - $20

Tugwell Creek Wassail Blush 2011 (Honey Mead) - $27

Quails' Gate Optima Totally Botrytis Affected 2011 - $30

BEST BUDGET WHITES

Calona Artist Series Unoaked Chardonnay - $15

Peller Estates Family Series Pinot Gris - $13

Red Rooster Bantam 2011 - $15

BEST BUDGET REDS

Ganton and Larson Prospect Winery Red Willow Shiraz 2009 - $17

Mission Hill Cabernet Merlot 2009 $17

Inniskillin Reserve Merlot 2010 - $17

Gray Monk Rotberger 2011 (this is a rosé) - $16



 

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Bookclub:

Two B.C. memoirs

Swinging their own hammers. B.C. book reviewer Nikk Tate tells us about two memoirs of women blazing new ground in the wilderness, and in the world of carpentry. 

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Ginty's Ghost: A Wilderness Dweller's Dream by Chris Czajkowski

Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man's World by Kate Braid

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Saying goodbye to Monty's

Monty's Showroom Pub will close it's doors forvever after tomorrow night. We'll hear from a long-time employee, and booking agent for the Victoria strip club.

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Film Reviews:

Zero Dark Thirty and Gangster Squad

Katherine Monk reviews 2 new movies, "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Gangster Squad."

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"We Can" making a difference

Making a difference with music. Hear how Jesse Ruben, a New York musician, and Comox Valley students from L'Ecole Puntlege Park, are inspiring each other to make the world a better place.

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Idle No More at UVic

Students and activists gathered at UVIC in an on-campus occupation for the Idle No More movement.

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Seven reforms to B.C. schools

The family of murder victim Kimberly Proctor has sent a letter to the P.M. proposing seven reforms to B.C. Schools and the justice system. Troy DeSouza is the family's lawyer and helped draft the proposals. He explains what they are and why they are significant.

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B.C.'s flu strategy

Influenza is popping up in workplaces, schools, and hospitals. We check in with B.C.'s provincial health officer about just HOW sick our province is.

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Food Matters:

Apps

Digitizing your way to a healthier lifestyle in the new year. Don Genova will be by to talk apps instead of appies.

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Strathcona Park avalanche rescue

We speak to the avalanche forecaster who helped lead the rescue team of four skiers trapped by an avalanche in Strathcona Park.

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Remembering Ross Taggart

Well known and well loved jazz musician, Ross Taggart has died. Ian McDougall will be here to talk about why the Victoria born saxophonist made such a mark in his short life.

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"Idle No More" talks

We'll be talking with representatives from British Columbia who are at the "Idle No More" talks in Ottawa.


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The Strathcona Park avalanche

RCMP say one person has been injured in an avalanche in Strathcona Park. We hear from reporter Dean Stoltz live from the scene.

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Discouraging the flu

Hitting us hard. The flu has come to B.C. early this year. Find out what is being done to prevent it from spreading.

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A modern choir

A new choir is starting up this month, but rather than tackling composers Mozart and Palestrina. This group is taking a modern twist performing everything from Bjork to Tom Waits. We hear from director Anne Schaefer.

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A Johnson Street bridge update

The city of Victoria has announced a timeline, and the construction price, for the Johnson Street Bridge project. But will it stay on budget? We ask Mayor Dean Fortin.

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The new B.C. services card

Adult British Columbians will be required to replace their existing CareCard with a new B.C. Services Card. We hear all about it from the Health Minister Margaret McDiarmid.

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State of the Arts:

Theatre Skam comes of age

Theatre Skam celebrates eighteen years as a theatre company this week. On State of the Arts columnist Jennifer Chrumka reflects on the impact the theatre has made on the community.

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An archeological discovery in Haida Gwaii

Building on a mystery. We hear how a school repair in Haida Gwaii unearthed an archaelogical site.

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Victoria's first Youth Poet Laureate

It's a first in B.C., Canada, maybe even North America. The city of Victoria has a Youth Poet Laureate. We'll meet Aysia Law.

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The City of Victoria composting program

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Separating the banana peels from the diapers. A new trash collection system is coming to Victoria that includes kitchen scrap collection. We'll hear how it works and what it costs.
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Film Reviews:

Promised Land and Not Fade Away

CBC columnist, Katherine Monk, reviews "Promised land" and "Not Fade Away."

 

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Enbridge Hearings

Gabriela Hirt and Lloyd Skaalen are ordinary citizens who feel compelled to give testimony at the Enbridge pipeline hearings in Victoria.

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Flu Season

Spluttering through the season. It's flu time again. Dr. Dee Hoyano, medical officer from VIHA, tells us what you need to know about the flu this year.

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A search for snow

Most South Islanders head to Mount Washington when they're looking for the white fluffy stuff, but there are other spots closer to Victoria. We get all the details on where else you can get your snow fix.

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The RainGlobe




We meet one of the inventors of the RainGlobe, a new knick-knack that captures the climate of Seattle, Portland and maybe soon Victoria!

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Food Matters:

Quinoa

How much quinoa is too much? Don Genova looks into the wonder grain as it is celebrated around the world in 2013.

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