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March 2013 Archives

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Food Matters:

Courtenay Tin Town

Mixing up the recipe. Comox Valley Artisan food producers join together to share kitchen space and some of the labour as well. Food Matters columnist Don Genova tells us more.

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Residential school paintings returned

Paintings made by students at the Alberni Indian Residential School are going home. We talk to one of the artists and the anthropologist who helped make it happen.

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Paying too much for carbon neutrality

A report from B.C.'s auditor general says the province's efforts to cut its contribution to global warming isn't working and is wasting tax dollars. We get reaction from NDP environment critic Rob Fleming.

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Thursday

Digging up the real traditional values. As the US Supreme court deliberates on the future of gay marriage, we talk to a University of Victoria researcher who's uncovered a long history of same sex marriage in America.

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Another fresh start for Bamfield

The town of Bamfield has long been left languishing while the man who owns most of its prime properties went through legal and financial woes. Now Jack Purdy says he's ready to start fresh and puring millions of dollars into town.

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A scathing report

Children's representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has once again raised questions about the work being done at the Ministry of Children and Family Development and what it means for kids in government care.

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Dr Vandana Shiva

Fighting industrial agriculture. We speak with farming rights activist Vandana Shiva about the future of food as she gets set to accept an honourary degree from the University of Victoria.

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Wednesday

Mixing up the recipe. Coming up on Food Matters, artisan food producers join together to share kitchen space and some of the labour as well.

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A war bride reunion

We talk to a B.C. woman who is one of the few remaining Canadian war brides who is organizing the reunion this spring.

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Waiting on an oligarch

We talk to Victoria writer Adrien Sala who spent a summer serving the late Russian billiionaire Boris Berezovsky aboard his private yahcht in the South of France.

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Tuesday

Baseball is back so is our resident sports book expert, Bill Humber. Bill has selected four outstanding new releases to review.

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Dr. Keith Martin on CIDA changes

Making changes to how Canadian foreign aid is delivered. We check in with former Vancouver Island MP Keith Martin about what he thinks of the federal budget announcement.

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Toquaht Bay arsenic levels

Health officials want the public to stay away from the popular spot near Ucluelet because of high levels of arsenic.

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Containing Nanaimo's stink

Sampling the air around Nanaimo's sewage treatment facilities. We hear how the plant avoids raising a stink in the residential neighbourhoods that have grown up around it.

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Bookclub:

Sitting down for story time

Nikki Tate tells us about some recently published illustrated children's books from B.C.

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Gift Days by Kari-Lynn Winters (illustrations by Stephen Taylor)

Mooncakes by Loretta Seto (illustrations by Renne Benoit)

Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el (illustrations by Tim Bowers)

 

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Not Your Typical Dragon
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Monday

Our regular books columnist Nicki Tate will be by with more great B.C. books to share. We'll be talking about picture books, and Nicki is bringing in three of her favourites.

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Film Reviews:

Admission and The Croods

Katherine Monk reviews two new films, "Admission" and "The Croods."

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New code of conduct muzzles archivists

Teaching and publishing are considered "high risk" behaviors for the country's archivists. We hear from the archivist at the University of Victoria about a new code of conduct for these federal employees.

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Budget reduces hockey tariffs

One of the odder promises in today's federal budget has to do with reducing tariffs on hockey equipment.

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Runner for First Nations Youth

Kelly Paul will be running the length of Vancouver Island. She'll also be stopping in First Nations communities and high schools as she goes to talk about suicide in Native communities.

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Godzilla on Vancouver Island

The latest Godzilla movie is being filmed in Nanaimo.

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Food Matters:

Spring lamb

Our Food Matters columnist, Don Genova, discusses delicious lamb recipes.

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Tip-toeing into the Secret Garden

Ballet Victoria presents a new production called "Secret Garden." We talk with one of the new and talented young dancers in the company.

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Adam Kreek and Rebecca Sterritt

Adam Kreek is in the midst of a ground-breaking journey across the Atlantic. We have a frank conversation with him, and with his wife, about dealing with an extreme form of long-distance relationship!

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Getting hitched without saying 'I do'

Some common-law couples are now as good as wed, in the eyes of the law. We take a sociological look at what this could mean for your love life.

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A redesign for RBCM

Redesigning a landmark. The Royal BC Museum has chosen an international award-winning architect to map out its future. We hear what they have planned.

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Friday

What are the implications of putting raids by Canadian border services guards on TV?  We'll chat with criminologist Michael Kempa about the impact of  these moves on us.

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Joe Oliver addresses tanker traffic fears

We sit down with federal Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, to chat about the government's new initiative to address oil spill fears.

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B.C. family law changes

Changes to BC's Family Law Act went into effect today, that might mean your relationship is now a lot more like a marriage, at least as far as the law is concerned. We'll find out what you need to know from a family lawyer and mediator Mary Mouat.

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Namgis closed containment fishery

A new closed containment fish farm on the North Island welcomed its first smolts this week. We check in on the project.

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Namgis fish farm project

Namgis closed containment fish farm project
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BCTF meeting

The B.C. Teachers Federation is heading into some crucial meetings this weekend. We get a preview with Vancouver Sun reporter Janet Steffenhagen.

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Project Serve

Making a difference, en masse. More then a hundred University of Victoria students will volunteer with organizations across the city tomorrow, as part of "Project Serve". We hear what they hope to gain from the experience.

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Nathan Medd

From his start in community theatre in Qualicum Beach, Nathan Medd has risen through B.C.'s theatre scene. Now he's off to the National Arts Centre as the new head of english theatre.

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Film Reviews:

Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Stoker

Katherine Monk reviews "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and "Stoker."

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Sorting through soggy books

GVPL Central branch librarians are in high gear, cleaning up after a flood in their library this morning. We get an update on the damage.

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Luring doctors to Tofino

With a new $100,000 incentive from the government you'd think it would be easy. We hear from a long-time local doctor about the real challenges of recruiting rural physicians.

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Business in downtown Victoria

With a business vacancy rate over 7 percent downtown, Victoria is looking for ways to compete with dozens of new mall spaces outside the centre of town.

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Food Matters:

Duncan chef Dan Hudson

Sharpening their knives. We meet the Duncan chef competing for the title of Top Chef Canada.

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The politics of a new pope

We hear from a University of Victoria professor who's interested in the pope's Argentinian roots and what his election means for Latin America.

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A Brimful of Asha

Arranging marriages. We get a preview of the funny and heartfelt play headlining the Spark festival in Victoria and meet the mother and son team behind it.

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Friday

Hurrying hard. The latest from this year's Brier in Edmonton.

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An island panel of Catholics

As we wait for news out of Rome about a new pope, we convene a panel of local Catholics to hear how they hope the church might evolve under a new leader.

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Remembering Doug Christie

We take a look at the controversial legacy of Doug Christie, the Victoria lawyer who made a name for himself defending those with extreme right-wing views.

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Show Hey Ocean your moves

Dance your way into a Hey Ocean video
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Bookclub:

Good boys gone bad

Book reviewer Nikki Tate Stratton takes a look at two novels with characters who are living dangerously.

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'Facespace' by Adrian Chamberlain

'The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls' by John Lekich

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Hopes for a new pope

As the conclave to elect the next pope gets underway in Rome we hear what Vancouver Island Catholics are hoping for in a spiritual leader.

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What's ailing the Canucks?

The listless Vancouver Canucks succombed to Minnesota thereby losing top spot in the division by doing so. We check in with hockey insider Tom Martin on what's going on with the struggling team.

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Tuesday

We continue our look at the conclave to elect the next pope and meet some of the other regional finalists for CBC's Searchlight competition.

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The social power of video games

That's one of the many revolutionary ideas being explored at IdeaFest this weekend. We meet a couple of participants.

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Misrepresenting women

To celebrate International Women's Day, we speak with two Grade 12 students about the misrepresentation of women in media and what can be done about it.

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Searchlight regional winner Rosie June

We reveal and speak to the regional Searchlight talent contest winner, Rosie June.

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Film Reviews:

Great and Powerful Oz and Dead Man Down

Katherine Monk review two new films.

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The microbial arms race

Fighting an arms race against the flu. We hear about the battle to find drugs that stay one step ahead of the influenza virus and how University of Victoria researchers are involved.

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Searchlight nominee Kytami

Victoria musician Kytami plays the violin, sings and mixes classical, electronica, hip hop, metal and reggae.

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Searchlight finalist Amy Wood

We meet Victoria-based singer-songwriter Amy Wood.

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Searchlight finalist Adrian Chalifour

We speak with another Searchlight nominee, Adrian Chalifour of Towers and Trees.

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Searchlight finalist Rosie June

We hear from one of our top five Searchlight finalists, Nanaimo singer-songwriter Rosie June.

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Food Matters:

Nutrition month

It's Nutrition Month in Canada and Food Matters columnist Don Genova has hints on real nutrition information, and an update on how his own weight loss program is going.

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Government's private emails

Political columnist Vaughan Palmer says it's time to dig a little deeper into how much is being done in the premier's office with private e-mails.

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Religion, rights and political upheaval

Mixing religion and politics. We hear about the many ways the two intermingle with explosive results, such as last year's Pussy Riot protests.

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Singer Maureen Washington

Searching for Canada's best new act. We hear from one of the top five finalists in our Searchlight Competition.

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Growler refill tax

Paying more for a fill up. Not gas but beer. We find out why some microbrewers are upset over potential price hikes for growler refills.

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Tuesday

Breaking the rules. Book reviewer Nikki Tate Stratton will be by with a look at two novels with characters who live a little dangerously.

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The Regional Assembly of Text

Rebelling against technology. A new shop is opening in Victoria pushing a slower pace of life. It's a place where you can sit down and hammer out a letter on a typewriter.

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The 'ethnic vote' scandal

As Christy Clark struggles to limit the damage from the "ethnic vote" scandal we'll check in with political commentator Norman Ruff.

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Uvic's IdeaFest

Taking on the big issues. IdeaFest at Uvic will include discussions on everything from religion to video games. We meet a couple of participants.

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The Price Is Right

Rita was so excited to see "The Price is Right" on Sunday because she's been watching the show for 50 years.

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Winning the ethnic vote

Courting the so-called "ethnic vote." The premier has apologized over a leaked document detailing the Liberal's multicultural strategy.

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Vanished from Prince George

Uncovering the truth. We hear about the disappearance of a mother in Prince George and her daughter's search for answers.

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The House I Live In and The Movie Out Here

Katherine Monk reviews 2 films, "The House I Live In," a documentary about drug addiction and the US penal system, and "The Movie Out Here," paid for by Kokanee Beer.

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Why did the BC Liberals apologize?

Minister of Energy and Mines and Deputy Premier Rich Coleman read an apology from Premier Christy Clark in the legislature. Les Leyne, political columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist, explains why.

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Horse meat scandal

We look at the horse meat industry in Canada, which is the world's third largest exporter.

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Talking about sex

A mother in Nanaimo is upset with a graphic sex-ed book given to her 13-year-old son. We hear from a renowned sexual health educator about the book.

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