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May 2013 Archives

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After Earth and Erased

Looking into the future. Our movie reviewer Katherine Monk takes at look at the new Will Smith film 'After Earth'.

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Avatar Grove gets an upgrade

Welcoming the world to hidden treasure. Volunteers are building boardwalks to Avatar Grove the old growth forest near Port Renfrew. We hear how popular the site is becoming.

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Treating hyperhidrosis

Giving meaning to "no sweat". We hear from a Victoria physician who was part of the Health Canada study for a new treatment for excessive underarm sweating.

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Thoughts on the next cabinet

Playing musical chairs at the legislature. The final election results are in, which means Premier Christy Clark can start picking her cabinet and looking for a seat of her own. We'll get the lay of the land, from political columnist Les Leyne.

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Friday

Being blonde on a budget. A Victoria woman just paid off almost thirty thousand dollars in personal debt and blogged all about it. We'll meet Cait Flanders.
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Campbell River LNG reality check

Gassing up in Campbell River. Could the city become an export facility for liquified natural gas? We'll get a reality check from an industry expert.

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The Singh family fundraiser

A way to contribute online to the Saltspring Island family that was devastated by a car crash earlier this week.


 

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Mandy Leith gets on the doc bus

Getting on the doc bus. We meet a Victoria woman who is launching a road-trip across the country in a bid to map out the future of documentaries in Canada.

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Food Matters:

The thousand mile diet?

If it's from Telegraph Creek or the Peace River Country and you eat it in Victoria, is it still local? Don Genova brings us more on this story today on Food Matters.

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Thursday

Playing musical chairs at the legislature. The final election results are in, which means Premier Christy Clark can start picking her cabinet and looking for a seat of her own. We'll get the lay of the land, from political columnist Les Leyne.

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A LNG plant for Campbell River?

The old Elk Falls mill site has been sold to a company that's looking at the the potential of a Liquified Natural Gas plant. We'll talk to the mayor, about what this could mean for Campbell River.

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Juan de Fuca land claim

Still sitting at the treaty table. An inside look at the Pacheedaht First Nations' attempt to claim a contested patch of land near the Juan de Fuca trail.

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New rules for online daters

They say with online dating there's always plenty of fish in the sea, but how many fish really want a legitimate relationship? The local CEO of one of the largest dating websites in the world joins me for a chat to talk about new online dating rules.

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Wednesday

Defining local food. If it's from Telegraph Creek or the Peace River Country and you eat it in Victoria, is it still local? Don Genova brings us more on this story today on Food Matters.

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Bookclub:

Coastal cooking

Cheffing it up on the high seas. BC books reviewer Nikki Tate tells us about a new cookbook which would be perfect for the sailor in your life.

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Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast Galley by Alison Malone Eathorne, Hilary Malone and Lorna Malone

The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood by Sharon Hanna

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Airbnb crackdown

Airbnb users beware. We hear what's behind the legal crackdown on websites that let users rent out rooms to each other.

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Adam Dobres and Adrian Dolan at Royal Albert Hall

Opening for a legend in a legendary venue. We check in with Victoria musicians Adrian Dolan and Adam Dobres opening for UK musician Mark Knopfler at Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Malahat baby picture recovery

We meet a woman who found a roll of film by the side of the road and posted the photos on Facebook. She found the owner of the photos just today and uncovered a surprising story. We hear it.

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Logging on land they'd rather own

We hear about the Pacheedaht First Nation's quest to claim a contested patch of forest near the Juan de Fuca trail.

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Tuesday

Sitting on the edge of their seats. We check in with Mike Irwin of Brentwood Bay.  His son Matt and his San Jose Sharks face Los Angeles tonight in game seven of the NHL West semi-finals.
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Aging in place

We hear about an innovative seniors co-housing project in Sooke and the course you have to take to get in!

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Juan de Fuca trail and logging issues

Logging is underway in a controversial patch of forest near the Juan de Fuca marine trail.

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Firing up the imagination

The annual contemporary works in clay show is now on in Metchosin. We explore the meaning behind this year's theme, "Salt of the Earth."

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Film Reviews:

Fast and Furious 6 and Kon-Tiki

Katherine Monk reviews two new films.

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An environmentalist's reaction

Choosing the lesser of two evils. That seemed to be the decision for environmentalists who campaigned against a resort on land near the Juan de Fuca trail, which is now being logged.

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Raven Brings the Light

Telling ancient stories beautifully. Iconic B.C. artist Roy Henry Vickers, and historian, Lucky Budd, have joined forces to create a book.

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Swiftsure skipper Vincent Argiro

Sailing silently. Among the Swiftsure Yacht race vessels this weekend, is one with a unique engine. We meet her skipper.

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Filmmaker Moira Sauer in Cannes

Hitting the red carpet. We meet an independant filmmaker who grew up in Victoria, whose short film is representing Canada at the Cannes film festival.

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Monday

Logging on land they'd rather own. That's the situation for the Pacheedaht First Nation. We'll hear about their quest to claim the contested patch of forest near the Juan de Fuca trail.

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Thursday

Choosing the lesser of two evils. That seemed to be the decision, for environmentalists who campaigned against a resort near the Juan de Fuca trail. We'll hear reaction to the clear-cut logging which has already begun.

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Victoria food walking tours

Getting off the eaten track. We find out why hungry tourists in Victoria may be coming to your local village.

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Food Matters:

Localizing school lunches

Feeding the future. Don Genova visits a school lunch program that is sourcing ingredients from local farmers. And for some of the kids, it's their only meal of the day.

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Remembering Harold Long

We talk to the mayor of Powell River about the former MLA Harold Long who died in a floatplane accident this week.

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Logging near the Juan de Fuca trail

Cutting his losses. Developer Ender Ilkay has moved ahead with plans to log a contested section of forest near the Juan de Fuca trail. We get reaction from a local politician Mike Hicks.

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Hop, skip and jump!

A new report says chauffeuring your kids to and from soccer practice is not enough. More Canadian kids should bike or walk to their sports activities.

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Waiting for answers

The Raven Coal Mine in the Comox Valley has been put on hold because of a lack of consultation plans with Aboriginal communities. We hear where the K'omox First Nation stands on the proposed mine.

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Shifting gears on Salt Spring Island

A master plan to improve cycling on the island is in the works. We hear what it involves.

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Putting out the party

The road to Sombrio Beach was shut down this past long weekend to try to prevent raves. We take a look at the wild history of that spectacular spot.

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Going green in the Evergreen State

The State of Washington released their plan for legalizing marijuana. We hear how the bud will be doled out.

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Clipping the wings of the Raven Coal Mine

BC's environmental assessment office has rejected an application from the controversial project in the Comox Valley.

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Planting BC's next cash crop

We hear from one man who thinks olive trees should be cropping up in more orchards and backyards in the region.

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Star Trek Into Darkness and Mud

Our movie reviewer Katherine Monk discusses 2 new releases, "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Mud."

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Political wilderness

Southern Vancouver Island didn't elect any Liberals in the provincial election. We hear what that might mean for future infrastructure projects and more.

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Cowichan school closures

Several schools are closing and hundreds of students are being relocated in a massive re-jig of the Cowichan Valley School District. We hear what it means for parents and kids.

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Race to the end of the earth

We chronicle an epic exploration race to the South Pole and preview a new exhibit that opens at the Royal BC Museum soon.

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"3 under 30" panel analyzes the election upset

Our 3 under 30 political panel reconvenes to chat about what went wrong for the NDP and what the re-elected Liberal government means for B.C.

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Food Matters:

Saving your local bee population

Don Genova explains how you can help bee populations survive and thrive.

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Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC's "Q" radio show, is coming to Victoria next week. He gives us a preview.

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Wednesday

We remember Harold Long, former MLA, who died Tuesday doing what he loved -- flying his DHC-2 Beaver float plane.

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Bookclub:

Learning law from a graphic novel

A new graphic novel created by the University of Victoria's Indigenous Law Research Clinic uses a true story to examine the difficult relationship between Indigenous law and Canada's legal system.

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Tsartlip runner Kelly Paul

We talk with a young woman from the Tsartlip First Nation who is about to take on a marathon running the length of Vancouver Island to raise awareness about suicide.

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Wednesday

From winning gold in the Paralympics to a resounding victory in last night's election. We check in with the very excited new MLA for Nanaimo North, Michelle Stilwell.

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Rocking the vote at Campus View Elementary

Voting a little early. Thousands of school kids across the province cast ballots today in a mock-election to teach them about democracy. We talk to a teacher and his students about what they learned.

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Saying the 'L' word with Tom Hawthorn

We find out from columnist Tom Hawthorn about the BC Liberals calling NDP policies leftist by dipping into some political controversies of the past.

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A great Canadian astronaut

Looking up to a space hero. We talk about how Commander Chris Hadfield has changed the way we talk about space in this country, when we speak with Geoff Steeves of UVic and the International Space University.

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Tuesday

Running for a cause. We'll meet a young woman from the Tsartlip First Nation who is about to take on a marathon running the length of Vancouver Island to raise awareness about suicide.

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Harcourt jumps into the campaign

Former Premier Mike Harcourt announced his endorsement today of Adrian Dix! We speak with him.

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Analyzing the 'Green' factor

The BC Liberals have taken out a full-page ad, highlighting the BC Green Party. We'll analyze why the Greens could be a big factor in Island races with political scientist Norman Ruff.

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Speed date with Doug Routley

A speed date with the NDP incumbent for Nanaimo-Cowichan.

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Speed date with Barry Avis

A speed date with the NDP candidate for Parksville Qualicum.

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Speed date with Ida Chong

A speed date with the Liberal incumbent for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

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Bookclub:

'Wild' author Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed's memoir of her harrowing journey on the Pacific Crest Trail was number one on the New York Times Bestsellers list and has been treasured by readers worldwide. We meet her.

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Monday

Saying the "L" word. We'll speak with columnist Tom Hawthorn about the BC Liberals calling NDP policies leftist.

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Film Reviews:

The Great Gatsby, The Company You Keep, and Still Mine

Katherine Monk reviews 3 new films -- "The Great Gatsby," "The Company You Keep," and "Still Mine."

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Driving seniors

We look at new research that could help determine when seniors who drive should surrender their license.

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Closing the gap

A number of polls suggest the Liberals are catching up the NDP. But what will that mean come voting day?  Our "3 under 30" political panel weigh in on that and the top issues of the election campaign this week.

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Social Media Camp

Tweeting about town. The city of Victoria is full of some of the brightest online minds here for Social Media Camp. We'll talk to an organizer.

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Don Genova gets in a jam

Food Matters columnist Don Genova is in a sweet mess. He's been sampling the wares of a few artisan preservers and shares the sweet results of his research.

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Speed date with Jessica Van der Veen

Jessica Van der Veen is the NDP candidate for Oak Bay Gordon Head.

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Speed date with Walter Anderson

Walter Anderson is the Liberal Party candidate in Nanaimo.

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Speed date with Chris Aikman

Chris Aikman is the Green candidate in the Comox Valley.

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A new app for women in danger

We hear about a new mobile app could help prevent violence against women and girls that's being piloted in Courtenay.

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Hockey dad Mike Irwin

Canucks fans the Irwin family from Brentwood Bay have a split allegiance this year. Their son Matt is playing for the San Jose Sharks in the NHL playoffs.

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Speed date with Chris Ricketts

A speed date with the Liberal candidate for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca.

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Lynne Moorehouse and Butch Dick

New Stats Canada numbers show a major spike in this country's aboriginal population, a third of which are kids. We talk to a couple of people who spend their lives working with First Nations children about what is needed to support a burgeoning population.

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Branko Mustafovic

A speed date with the Green candidate for Saanich South.

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Speed date with Clare Trevana

Clare Trevana is the NDP incumbent for the North Island.

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Gary Holman

Gary Holman is the NDP  candidate for Saanich North and the Islands.

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Speed date with Andrew Weaver

Andrew Weaver is the Green candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

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Speed date with Steve Houser

Steve Houser is the Liberal candidate in the Cowichan Valley.

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Bookclub:

The B.C. Book Prize gala

Nikki Tate Stratton tells us about this year's BC Book Prize gala.

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Hillary's Ride

A special concert will  kick-off Hillary's Ride for mental health, a cross-country journey to encourage more dialogue about youth mental health issues.

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Some honourable members with Tom Hawthorn

Gordon Wilson's endorsement of the BC Liberals is just one way in which history is shaping this election. We get more tales from campaigns of yester-year with freelance writer Tom Hawthorn.

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Using polls to gain advantage

Manipulating the numbers. We find out how political parties use polls in the countdown to election day. We speak to campaign strategist Stephen Carter.

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Hilary's Ride links

Need2 Suicide Prevention, Education, and Support

Hillary's Ride for Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Week 

 

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Speed date with Carole James

Carole James is the NDP candidate for the riding of Victoria-Beacon Hill.

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Speed date with Rishi Sharma

Rishi Sharma is the Liberal candidate in Saanich South.

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Speed date with Ian Gartshore

Ian Gartshore is the Green candidate in Nanaimo.

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Monday

Getting no fries with that vote. We head up to Comox Valley to test drive the first drive-thru voting booth in the province.

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An animal adoption goes sideways

We get the latest on the investigation into a case of animal adoption gone sideways. A Victoria family has said enough after the former owner of their dog tried to take the animal back twice!

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Film Reviews:

Iron Man 3 and The Saffires

Katherine Monk reviews 2 new films: Iron Man 3 and The Saffires.

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Youth perspectives on B.C. politics

Our "3 under 30" youth panel discuss the election debates held on TV earlier this week.

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What is a living wage in Victoria?

To meet average expenses in Greater Victoria a two income family would need both parents to be earning $18.73 an hour. Rupert Downing, from the Community Social Planning Council, explains more.

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Running and women's health

We speak with Dr. Natasha Turner about why high-intensity exercise might not be as healthy as you think.

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Speed date with John Horgan

A speed date with NDP incumbent for Juan de Fuca.

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Speed date with Mayo MacDonough

A speed date with the Green candidate for Nanaimo-North Cowichan.

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Speed date with Christina Bates

A speed date with the Liberal candidate for Victoria-Swan Lake.

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Inclusion not Seclusion

Inclusion Not Seclusion is a musical play about what it's like to be shut out of social circles at school and how that can change. We'll talk to a teen actress and the director.

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Food Matters:

Food activists

Celebrating local heroes. Food activists that make a difference in the Capital Region. Don Genova tells us more.

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A case to remake Victoria's Inner Harbour

There are mixed opinions about a plan to revamp Victoria's waterfront. We hear from an international city planning consultant about why our city needs to think big.

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Ucluelet or bust!

A team from Tourism Ucluelet is driving across the country, with a surfboard and in a whale costume, all to promote their town. We speak to them in St. John's Newfoundland as their road trip launches

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Speed date with Rob Fleming

A speed date with NDP incumbent for Victoria-Swan Lake.

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Speed date with Demir Wallener

A speed date with Demir Wallener, Conservative candidate for Cowichan.

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Dennis Pilon

BC's political leaders had no trouble filling ninety minutes of prime time TV last night. But what ISN'T being discussed in this election campaign? We ask political scientist Dennis Pilon.

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Thursday

Striving for a living wage. If you're in Greater Victoria. The latest living wage report says in a two parent household, each needs to earn almost $19 an hour. We'll break that down at 4:10.

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Speed date with Kerrie Raey

A speed date with the Liberal candidate for Juan de Fuca.

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