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July 2013 Archives

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Hoping for more

Jim Pattison pledged to donate up to 5 million dollars to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. He's hoping this will spur more philanthropy.

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Delaying the deal

Quadra Island residents are worried that the province might back out of a deal to save one of the island's most treasured places.

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Bringing home the gold

Paralympic athlete and MLA Michelle Stillwell is just back from France, where she added three gold medals to her incredible career totals.

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State of the Arts:

Nurturing the Creative Spirit

A new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria celebrates the role of the Sisters of St. Ann as pioneering artists in B.C.

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Facing up to the truth

In the wake of news about government experiments on aboriginal people we talk to the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Riffing off the cuff

In an unprecedented interview with journalists, Pope Francis seemed to present a new take on gays in the Catholic church. We hear a reaction from Father William Hann.

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Buskers in full spring

Victoria's International Busker Festival is in full swing. There's nothing better than a street festival to bring out the joy of summer.

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Small Town, Big Business:

Off the radar

On Small Town, Big Business we hear about a Victoria tech company that has taken the long term view of success.

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Discovering "ghostly particles"

Dean Karlen describes his role in the discovery of "ghostly particles" called neutrinos that travel through solid objects in the universe.

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Film Reviews:

The Wolverine and the To Do List

Katherine Monk reviews two new films.

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Dropping tree numbers

Tree numbers have dropped dramatically in the capital regional district over the past few years. We find out why.

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Food Matters:

Building sustainable food systems

It's a great idea, but not so easy when you have to deal with the 'elephants in the room'. Don Genova has more on that on Food Matters.

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Bringing reconciliation home

A new radio documentary looks at how residential schools affected families on the Tsartlip First Nation. We take a listen.

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Local meat at the Root Cellar

Beefing up their business. A bylaw change clears the way for the Root Cellar to become a hot-spot for local meat. We hear their plans.

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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Making the Booker list

Today on Beyond the Bestseller, Rob Wiersema looks at the Booker Prize longlist, who's on it and who's not.

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Bob Rae's new job

Former Liberal leader Bob Rae is coming to B.C. He'll be representing a group of fifteen First Nations who have just signed a major light natural gas pipeline deal. We speak with Bob Rae.

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Whitey Bernard

Immortalizing the moment. One of the most famous photographs of the Second World War is going to be made into a sculpture. We talk to the man in the photo, Tofino's Whitey Bernard.

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Monday

Two for one today. We hear about a new documentary on "Bronies," the adult fans of the 2010 animated television series, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." And we talk to Ashleigh Ball, lead singer of Hey Ocean!, who is also the voice talent of "My Little Pony." She performs the voices of "Rainbow Dash" and "Applejack.

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Thursday

Counting trees. Their numbers have dropped dramatically in the capital regional district over the past few years. We find out why.

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Building a BC Ferry

The ferries corporation is looking for companies to construct three new ships for its fleet. We'll talk to a naval architect about what it takes to design this kind of vessel.

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Keeping Thetis lake swimmers safe

The Capital Regional District says Thetis Lake doesn't need lifeguards, even after a drowning over the weekend. We get reaction from the Lifesaving Society.

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Envisioning a St Saviour Centre of the Arts

A local couple wants to turn the St Saviour church into an arts centre. We meet them.

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Wednesday

Former Liberal leader Bob Rae is entering the arena of pipeline politics in B.C. He's taken a job as Chairman for a group that represents fifteen first nations groups in this province. Rae will join us.

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Bookclub:

D.W. Wilson

Despite achieving success overseas, Invermere author DW Wilson can't stop writing about his hometown. His new novel is called Ballistics.

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State of the Arts:

Local music at the library

Cataloguing local music. On State of the Arts, we'll hear about the public library's plans to showcase more than just books.

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Victoria swimmer Eric Hedlin

Swimming with the big boys. A young Victoria-based swimmer struck silver at the world championships. We catch up with him in Barcelona.

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Ronny Cox at the Island MusicFest

The full length interview with actor and bluegrass legend, Ronny Cox.

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Wild Isle:

Exploring the 'Emerald Sea'

Our Wild Isle columnist, Rumon Carter looks at why scuba divers call the ocean around Vancouver Island the "Emerald Sea".

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Joining the reading club

We head to the library to meet some very young readers.

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Center of the Universe set to close

The popular destination for school kids, science buffs and tourists has been at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich for decades.

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Food trucks offer new flavour

The first ever Victoria Street Food Festival was held Friday in Centennial Square downtown. Many of the region's food truck and food cart vendors gathered for the festivities.

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Film Reviews:

Turbo and Red 2

Katherine Monk reviews two new films.

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Retirees in debt

Battling debt is a scary prospect on a fixed income. But a new poll shows that's what more than half of Canadian retirees are doing. We talk to a financial planner about how to deal with debt in retirement.

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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Authors using pseudonyms

Today on Beyond the Bestseller with Robert Wiersema, we talk about detective novel, The Cuckoo's Calling. It became a bestseller when it was discovered the author was really J.K Rowling.

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Food Matters:

Royston Coffee Roasters

Today on Food Matters, Don Genova wakes up and smells the coffee from a unique roasting operation perched on the Old Island Highway.

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Cliff Atleo demands answers

The Assembly of First Nations passed an emergency resolution this afternoon in response to revelations about nutrition experiments on Aboriginal children. We speak to the man behind the motion.
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Volleyballers Josh Howatson and Fred Winters

Digging for gold.The Canadian Men's Volleyball team is in the World finals for the first time. We catch up with a couple of Victoria area players: Josh Howatson and captain Fred Winters.

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A live stream of the World Volleyball League Finals in Argentina

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An AFN splinter group

Dissatisfied chiefs are holding an alternative meeting to the Assembly of First Nations General meeting. We look at what the breakaway group hopes to achieve.

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HMCS Corner Brook accident

Assessing the damage. New information indicates that damage to the Canadian submarine, Corner Brook, after an accident off Victoria, is worse than we've been led to believe.

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Tudor House history

Losing local history. Esquimalt's Tudor House pub was older than the town itself. We hear from a local historian about its significance, after the Tudor House was destroyed today in an early morning fire.

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Remembering Cory Monteith

We will speak with a Nanaimo acting coach who helped the late Glee star get his start.

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CanDo developer Celina Berg

Pairing health and technology. We hear from a UVic computer scientist who is developing a series of apps to help people overcome cognitive challenges.

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Boozing on the beach

A civilized addition to a picnic or an opportunity for a boozy party? The BC government is looking into the idea with a liquor review. Varnya Bromilow gages reaction from an assortment of island mayors.

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State of the Arts:

From The Heart

There's a new community-based theater project in Victoria that's sure to get people talking. It's called "From the Heart: Enter into the Journey of Reconciliation."

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Small Town, Big Business:

Amelia Artists Inc.

We hear about another Victoria business making it big internationally. Freelance journalist, Adrien Sala, talks about the history of a small Victoria artist management company that went global.

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Aspiring to be the best

Olympic Gold medalist, Simon Whitfield, talks about a new national mentorship program for amateur athletes.

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Film Reviews:

Frances Ha and Pacific Rim

Katherine Monk reviews 2 new films, "Frances Ha" and "Pacific Rim."

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Berry-eating bugs

Vancouver Island berry farmers are struggling to win against an invasive Asian fruit fly.

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Coping with disaster

People in Lac Megantic remain in a state of shock as they deal with the fallout from last weekend's train derailment. We speak with a Royal Roads instructor who studies the psycho-social aspects of disaster recovery.

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Food Matters:

Loving local food

Food Matters columnist, Don Genova, gives listeners a chance to sing the praises of their favourite local food suppliers and win a trip to the Okanagan.

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Monday

We review the life and career of Glee star, Cory Monteith.

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Remembering Baby Molly

Molly Campbell, the two and half year old Victoria toddler who waged a battle against leukemia died this morning. We speak with a family friend.

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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Making it personal

Today on Beyond the Bestseller we're talking about memoirs. Robert Wiersema will look at some of the dilemnas for writers when it comes to tell-all tales.

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Revving up for Deuce Days

We hear from a family from Texas who are coming to Canada for the first time to be part of the Northwest Deuce Days car show in Victoria.

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Support for post-partum anxiety

A website has been launched by Anxiety B.C. to help new mom's through what can often be a tumultuous transition.

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Go to Anxiety BC to access the site.

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Wild Isle:

Rumon Carter goes underground

Vancouver Island is known as The Island of Caves. And while many of us have heard about the caves at Horne Lake, many have not been in them. Wild Isle columnist Rumon Carter plumbed those depths and has resurfaced to tell the tale.

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Respecting her right to die

We find out more about a B.C. family battling an Abbotsford care home in order to honour a family member's living will.

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The 'crazy lady with the sails'

We catch up with Jeanne Socrates, a remarkable 70 year-old grandmother who completed a solo round-the-world sailing journey in Victoria.

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Bookclub:

Matthew Hooten and Jenny Manzer

Making the cut. Canada Writes, CBC's national literary contest, has announced the five finalists for its creative non-fiction prize and two of them are from Victoria. We meet them.
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State of the Arts:

Music by the Sea Festival

Inspiring classical music. On State of the Arts, we'll take you to a festival in Bamfield with big ambitions to grow.

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Indigo Girl full length interview

Jo-Ann's full length discussion with Indigo Girl Emily Saliers.

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Ryder buddy Seamus McGrath

Cycling all over the world. We get the latest from the Tour de France and how Ryder Hesjedal from Victoria is doing from his buddy Seamus McGrath, who is riding in the B.C. Bike Race.

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Busting Roller Derby stereotypes

Victoria's Eves of Destruction are getting ready for a rumble, both in and out of the arena. We meet three of them.

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Film Reviews:

The East, Love Is All You Need, and Lone Ranger

Katherine Monk reviews 3 new films; "The East," "Love Is All You Need" and the "Lone Ranger."

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Gearing up for the BC Bike Race

The BC Bike race is an adrenaline-fuelled seven day ride on some of the West Coast's best single-track bike trails.

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Whining about wine

We look into why buying wine from other provinces can be a tricky business.

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Fishing rights upheld in court

The BC Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that the Nuu-chah-nulth's fisheries trade was part of their culture at the time of first contact.

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Housing the homeless

Cool Aid Executive Director, Kathy Stinson, says it's do-able. We hear about the organization's campaign to double its supported housing units.

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Beyond the Bestseller:

Books that transport

On "Beyond the Bestseller" we talk about books that take you somewhere. Robert Wiersema has some suggestions.

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Beyond the Bestseller:

Books that transport

On "Beyond the Bestseller" we talk about books that take you somewhere. Robert Wiersema has some suggestions.

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Beyond the Bestseller:

Books that transport

On "Beyond the Bestseller" we talk about books that take you somewhere. Robert Wiersema has some suggestions.

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Food Matters:

Legato Gelato

Don Genova visits a Comox Valley goat farm that makes gelato for the lactose-intolerant.

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Thwarting a terrorist plot

We speak to a former Deputy Commissioner of the RCMP to hear what he makes of the alleged plot to set off bombs at the B.C. Legislature.

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The Canucks mix it up

As expected the Canucks traded a goalie at the NHL Draft this weekend. But it was Corey Schneider and NOT Roberto Luongo who was moved. We speak with sports reporter Iain McIntyre.

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Bill DurodiƩ assesses the danger

Two people were arrested after allegedly planting explosives at the Victoria legislature on Canada Day and its left us wondering why they did it. We speak with an expert risk assessor from Royal Roads University.

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Wednesday

Taking a book trip. Today on Beyond the Bestseller we'll talk about books that take you somewhere, Robert Weirsema will have some suggestions for books that can take you away.

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Gearing up for the Tour de France

The 100th Tour de France starts tomorrow. We get a preview of the prestigious cycling race with Victoria's Ryder Hesjedal and his Garmin Sharp team.

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Victoria movie house shake-up

A national movie-theatre deal calls into question the future of the Capitol 6 in downtown Victoria. We talk about what's next for big-screens with Kathy Kay of the Victoria Film Festival.

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