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April 2013 Archives

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Kerry Davis speed date

Kerry Davis is the Green candidate for Cowichan.

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Nick Facey speed date

Nick Facey is the Liberal candidate for the North Island.

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Lana Popham speed date

Lana Popham is the NDP incumbent for Saanich South.

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Singing a New Song conference

We speak to John Borrows who was keynote speaker at a sold-out conference in Victoria. It aimed to turn the Idle No More movement into a renewed relationship between Aboriginal and non-aboriginal people. We'll hear from keynote speaker John Borrows.

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The Black Press stays in the black

We've been hearing a lot of doom and gloom from the Canadian newspaper industry this week, but today we hear from Black Press head Mark Warner. He says things are going very well for the Victoria-based newspaper publisher.

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Green Party leader Jane Sterk

The BC Green Party is hoping for its first provincial MLA this election. We speak with leader Jane Sterk.

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Friday

Fun in the sun! We talk with Victorians about what they're planning to do on this first hot weekend of the year.

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Film Reviews:

Pain and Gain and Big Wedding

Katherine Monk reviews two new films.

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Don McRae

A speed date with Comox Valley incumbent and BC Liberal Don McRae.

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Nicholas Simons

A speed date with Sunshine Coast NDP Nicholas Simons.

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The worst job

Newspaper reporter, Jack Knox, evaluates his chosen career and it's slide to the bottom of the rankings to dead last in desirable professions.

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Three under thirty political panel

Our three under thirty political panel will be back in studio to take on the election issues of the week from selling BC Place to splitting the environmental vote.

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John Cummins

The BC Conservatives have been floating some new ideas to try to shake up this election campaign. But are their candidates shaking up the party? We talk to leader John Cummins.

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Adrian Dix

The BC NDP released its full platform today. We talk to leader Adrian Dix about what it means for Vancouver Island and why he's considering selling BC Place.

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Food Matters:

Connecting farm to fork with education

Don Genova tells us about a brand new relationship between Providence Farm and the Vancouver Island University Culinary Program.

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Community Micro Lending

You might want to check out Community Micro Lending. The Victoria-based organization has just lauched Canada's first online peer-to-peer micro lending site. We meet two of it's founders.

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Fighting negative ads positively

Justin Trudeau is trying to change the channel on the Conservative's attack ads. We'll delve into the strategy behind negative ads and positive counter attacks

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A speed date with Don McRae

A speed date with Comox incumbent Don McRae.

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Thursday

Going green. The BC Green Party is hoping for its first MLA to be elected this spring. We'll speak with party leader Jane Sterk.

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Judith Sayers

What has Liberal leader Christy Clark's leadership meant for First Nations in BC? Would an NDP government be any different? We ask former chief Judith Sayers.

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Christy Clark

Mainstreeting on the Island. BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark was in the Comox Valley today pumping up her government's health care plans. We meet her.

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Harvesting sea lion body parts

We check in with Fisheries and Oceans on the investigation into who is illegally harvesting sea lion body parts on Vancouver Island.

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Josh Steffler

A candidate speed date with independent Josh Steffler.

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Bookclub:

B.C. Book Awards nominees

Nikki Tate-Stratton reviews a few of the books up for awards including one on trucking across our province.

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Revisiting an ocean fertilization project

The people behind a controversial ocean fertilization project last summer have had their research seized by the federal government. Now they want it back so they can do it again.

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A proposed US border fee

We talk to congressman Brian Higgins about a proposed bill to charge a fee for people crossing the border into the United States.

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Adam Olsen

A speed date with North Saanich and Gulf Islands Green candidate Adam Olsen.

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Wednesday

On Food Matters, connecting the farm to the fork, with education in the middle. Don Genova is in to tell us about a brand new relationship between Providence Farm and the Vancouver Island University Culinary Program in Nanaimo.

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Discovering Victoria with Anny Scoones

We stroll through a new book on the neighbourhoods of the area around the capital city with the author Anny Scoones.

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On the campaign buses

Campaign buses have been ferrying party leaders and journalists around the province. We hear from CBC reporter Dan Burrit, who been following NDP Leader Adrian Dix's campaign. We also hear from CBC reporter Renee Filippone, who is following Christy Clark and the BC Liberals.

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Juno nominee for children's music

Helen Austen is nominated for Children's Album of the Year. We check in with the Comox Valley songwriter.

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Michelle Stilwell

A speed date with Parksville-Qualicum BC Liberal candidate Michelle Stilwell.

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Wisdom of the Elders

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Stelly's Secondary School launches Wendy Morton's new book of poems called "Wisdom of the Elders."

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Remembering Bob Wright

Bob Wright, founder of the Oak Bay Marine Group and local philanthropist, died Wednesday in a Victoria hospital. We hear from Bob's friend, and occasional foe, David Anderson.

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Youth panel perspectives on BC election

Our "3 under 30" youth panel discuss their perspectives on important election issues in BC.

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River of Stars

We talk to Guy Gavriel Kay, best selling Canadian author, about his new book, "River of Stars."

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Paying for Sunday parking

Paid parking on Sundays and evenings? We hear from Victoria Transport Policy Institute head Todd Litman about why the best things in life aren't necessarily free.

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Norman Ruff

Charging out of the gates. We take a look at the first few days of the election with political scientist Norman Ruff.

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A fantasy transit plan

Riding the light rail all the way to work. If you're in Victoria, it can only be a dream. Owen Lett took that fantasy one step further. We'll hear what kind of transit plan he's dreamed up for the city.

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Food Matters:

Cooking with nettles

Stinging into spring. On Food Matters Don Genova introduces us to the stinging nettle a trendy wild green that can be incorporated into many dishes.

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Monday

Cleaning up the earth one small step at a time. We'll meet some kindergarten kids who are celebrating Earth Day in a big way!

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Women in politics

Dancing backwards is a new pilot project that's teaching the history of women in Canadian politics to middle and high school students. We hear more about it from creator Sandy Mayzell.

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Non-profits lose a tax break

Non-profits in Victoria are poised to lose some tax breaks, a move that could force at least one second-hand shop to shut down. We get the details from St Vincent de Paul's Angela Hudson.

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Weird and wonderful B.C. politics

Revisiting some old scandals. We hear from writer Tom Hawthorn about an election series that will remind of us of just how weird and wonderful politics can be in this province.

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Wednesday

Taking the sting out of the nettle. Don Genova will be by, to talk about a local festival celebrating a weed that has become a trendy spring vegetable.

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Victorious Voices

There will be plenty of snapping and slamming as a big high school poetry competition hits Victoria. We'll meet a couple of the people behind Victorious Voices.

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Victoria marathoner John Greaves

Bombing at the Boston Marathon. We speak with a Victorian who was near the finish line when the two explosions happened.

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The Little Spirits Garden

One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage or stillbirth, with little chance to grieve. We hear about efforts to change that in Victoria.

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Breaking promises to the Promise Keepers

Several Victoria businesses have pulled their sponsorship from an upcoming Promise Keepers event. We hear from one of those businesses.

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Monday

We talk to a Victoria man who is in Boston to run the marathon after two big explosions rocked the finish line.
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Todd Butler pens RBC song

Island funny man Todd Butler has penned a new song inspired by the foreign worker controversy with the Royal Bank this week.

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Yellow ribbon dogs

Tie a yellow ribbon arond the old cranky dog. We hear why the Sunshine Coast Regional District has adopted a new campaign to help identify dogs you should steer clear of.

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Film Reviews:

Trance and The Place Beyond the Pines

Going under. Our movie columnist Katherine Monk reviews the new Danny Boyle film Trance plus The Place Beyond the Pines.

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Friday

Popping the cap on the craft brewing scene with local expert and now author Joe Wiebe,

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Cynthia Yoo

Living with a nasty neighbour. We check in with a former B.C. resident now living in Seoul about how people are dealing with threats from North Korea.

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Fort Rodd Hill tents

We find out why snazzy new tents are popping up in the national historic site.

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A bylaw to protect planet earth

We talk to the person who helped write a bylaw for a California city to protect the rights of nature from corporate interests.

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Food Matters:

Foraging for spring mushrooms

Don Genova takes us on a spring mushroom hunt with Chef Bill Jones of Deerholme Farm.

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Harmonizing in the Harbour City

Hundreds of singers will be flocking to Nanaimo this weekend for a major barbershop quartet competition. We talk to a man whose been belting it out for half a century.

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Thursday

We'll hear about an award-winning mini-series about one of the world's great adventure Captain Cook and meet it's producer.

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Dean Fortin on beach fires

Rekindling the conversation. Victoria mayor Dean Fortin shares his thoughts about legalizing beach fires in the city.

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B.C.'s rising stillbirth rates

Stillbirth rates are on the rise in B.C. because more women are terminating their pregnancies. We speak to researcher Dr K.S. Joseph.

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A cruel season for allergy sufferers

Allergist Dr Susan Waserman tells us why more and more of us sneezing and wheezing at this time of year.

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Wednesday

Harmonizing in Harbour City. Hundreds of singers will be flocking to Nanaimo this weekend for a major barbershop quartet competition. We'll talk to a man who've been belting it out for half a century. 
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A legacy of protest music

After the death of Margaret Thatcher, we take a different sort of look at her legacy with music critic Stuart Derdeyn.

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A dramatic rescue for Adam Kreek

We find out what is next for Adam Kreek and his Tran-Atlantic rowing team after their boat capsized hundreds of miles off the shore of Florida.

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Bookclub:

Celebrating stanzas

To mark poetry month, Nikki Tate-Stratton tells us about a couple of collections that are nominated for a B.C. book prize

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Night-Eater by Patricia Young (Quattro Books)

A Grain of Rice by Evelyn Lau (Oolichan Books)

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The Corvette

Peeling back the pages of history. A new journal from University of Victoria history students explores everything from polio to the Nazi occupation of France. Meet the editors of The Corvette

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Hippie Christmas

Students are moving out of their apartments and leaving junk on the street. But the Capital Regional District and the UVic Students' Society have launched a campaign to cut down on curbside dumping.

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Beach fire debate heats up

Many of you weighed on facebook, twitter and email. We asked Victoria fire chief what he thinks about the idea.

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Film Reviews:

Jurassic Park 3D and Evil Dead

Katherine Monk reviews 2 films, "Jurassic Park 3D" and "Evil Dead."

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All fired up about beach fires in Victoria

Kris Constable, from Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY), is lobbying to have beach fires legalized in Victoria.

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Freedom of speech or hate language?

More than a hundred people have lodged complaints with the BC Press Council about a letter to the editor published by the Nanaimo Daily News.

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Benefits of buying locally

Derek Long shares insights and achievements from Sustainable Connections, one of longest running buy local campaigns in the US.

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Team Canada leader Rick Lang

Checking in with Team Canada. We find out how our rink is positioned heading into the playoff round by talking with Team Canada leader Rick Lang.

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Corey Chester and Todd Troyer

Building a career on the ice. We talk to a coach and player from this year's successful Junior Mens team in Victoria.

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Junior Stars Jamee Hubbard and Reed Oulton

Jo-Ann meets a couple of up and coming island curlers.

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Moose calling the curlers to victory

Jo-Ann talks to a couple of North Ontario fans about Canada's close match against Russia.

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Monday

We'll talk about Margaret Thatcher's legacy and how she influenced  popular music.

   

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Wednesday

A live broadcast from the Ford Men's Curling Championships at Save On Foods Arena in Victoria.
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Saanich feedlot woes

Raising a fuss until the cows come home or rather LEAVE home. We hear from a Saanich resident who's been living beside a controversial feedlot in a residential neighbourhood.

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Calling all film fans

A team of Vancouver Island filmmakers needs your help to win a million dollars in financing for their first movie.

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Find out more about Transmission

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Another wrap for Mercer

The final episode of this season's Rick Mercer Show airs tonight. We talk to the man himself.

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The Autism's Own Conference

Thinking differently. A unique conference at UVic aims to open a window on the emerging cultural world being created by autistic artists and writers. We talk to one of the organizers.

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Racist letter reaction

Mayor John Ruttan says that's what a letter to the editor published by the Nanaimo Daily News does. The mayor joined First Nations leaders and more than a hundred protesters outside the paper's offices today.

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Gay marriage then and now

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

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Film Reviews:

The Host

Protecting the ones you love. Katherine Monk reviews the epic love story from the creator of the Twilight Saga.

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Tuesday

Bringing fans and players together. We get a tour of the patch at this year's men's world curling championship in Victoria.