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September 2013 Archives

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Zoning in on development and Salt Spring Island

Our panel discusses the complicated process of zoning for industrial development on Salt Spring Island.

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Crucial links -- BC Ferries and Salt Spring Island

Navigating life on Salt Spring Island with BC Ferries.

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The school board defends their controversial policy

We hear from the Greater Victoria School District about why they won't allow some pregnant teachers to take temporary contracts.

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Monday

Tomorrow (Tuesday) Health Canada begins phasing in a new system for supplying medical marijuana. We'll find out what it it could mean for patients and producers.
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A Galiano wild sheep chase

We hear a yarn about a group of Galiano Island volunteers on a mission to help some feral former farm animals.

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A new pregnant teacher policy

Missing out on a job because you're pregnant. That's exactly what Victoria teachers fear will happen, thanks to new rules about temporary contracts. We'll get all the details from labour reporter Tom Sandborn.

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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Stephen King's Dr Sleep

The sequel to Stephen King's The Shining is out today. Books columnist, Rob Wiersema tells us whether it lives up to expectations.

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Thursday

Defending a controversial policy. We'll hear from the Greater Victoria School District about why they won't allow some pregnant teachers to take temporary contracts.

 

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UVic unveils lost Paul Kane paintings

The University of Victoria is about to unveil some long lost artworks that paint an incredible picture of Victoria and many of the local First Nations leaders in the 1840s. 

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You can see them after September 29th in the online publication the Fort Victoria Journal.


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Are MLA housing costs good value for taxpayers?

MLA's are on track to bill taxpayers more then a million dollars a year in housing costs for the time they spend in Victoria. But the Legislature is sitting only thirty six days this year, is that money well-spent?

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Islanders helping Syrian refugees

As the country's civil war rages on we hear from an Island doctor and an adventurer with ties to Syria about their efforts to help people fleeing the fighting.

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State of the Arts:

The Victoria Vintage Expo

Going back in time. Arts reporter Amanda Farrell-Low fills us in on the Vintage Expo happening this weekend in Victoria.
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Wednesday

People are scrambling to get the new iPhone, so what are they doing with their old phone? An online social movement is looking to cut electronic waste with an idea for a new phone.

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A business that helps businesses

Paying it forward. A Nanaimo restaurant gets a make-over without spending a penny. We meet the owner and the renovator at Chico's Pizza.

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PTSD canine not welcome in club

A Port Moody veteran has filed a human rights complaint against a fitness club that wouldn't let him bring his dog inside. We hear how his dog helps him cope with post traumatic stress disorder.

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Tuesday

Local vintage aficionado Sarah Rempel has turned her passion for all things old into a new weekend-long event with the Victoria Vintage Expo, Arts reporter Amanda Farrell-Low has the details.

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Time For Wine:

Regulating reds and whites

Wine columnist Troy Townsin  takes a look at the role the Government has had in developing the B.C. wine industry.

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Go to the  BC Liquor Policy Review site to give your input.

 

Recommended this week:

 

Summerhill Ehrenfelser 2012 - $19.95

Unconventional Wisdom (Elephant Island) Naysayer Cab Franc Merlot 2011 - $25

Unsworth Vineyards Rose 2012 - $17.90

Wild Goose Autumn Gold 2012 - $19.00

Haywire Gewurztraminer 2012- $19.90

  

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On the Walk for Reconciliation

As the Truth and Reconciliation hearings continue in Vancouver, the co-founders of Reconciliation Canada, are planning a Walk for Reconciliation. They are Chief Robert Joseph and his daughter Karen Joseph.

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Christa Couture takes musical journey to create hope

Vancouver musician Christa Couture survived cancer and the loss of two children. Her third album, The Living Record, was created out of her healing process.

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Sending strong messages too soon

We study the case of a 16 year old Saanich girl facing child pornography charges. We hear from an education and technology expert on what she thinks parents and schools need to be doing.

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Catching waves with Stellar Sea Lions

We speak with wildlife photographer Brad Hill about surfing with the sea lions.

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Sexting and the law

A Victoria court room heard an argument about whether teens accused of sending nude images of other teens should be charged under laws aimed at combatting child pornography.

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Food Matters:

Deadly dining

An e coli incident claims a life and the cause has been traced back to a B.C. made cheese. Don Genova looks at what might have gone wrong on Food Matters.

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How to write a mystery

Do you have a wonderful idea of a crime novel but no idea where to start? We tell you about a course that might be just what you need.

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Coming Up:

Monday

BlackBerry's future is up in the air. On Friday, the company announced significant losses, and that it will be cutting 4,500 jobs. Many people personally know someone who works at BlackBerry. This weekend CBC collected some stories from concerned family and friends:


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Calling for an end to foodbanks

A resolution to end foodbanks passed unanimously at the UBCM meeting in Vancouver. We find out why anti-poverty campaigners think it's a step in the right direction.

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An NDP panel on Dix's decision

Prolonging the pain or steadying the ship? Adrian Dix has announced he will quit as leader of the NDP but not until the party elects a new leader.

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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Weirsema gives the goods on the Gillers

Beyond the Bestseller columnist, Rob Wiersema checks out who made the list and who was left out.

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Thursday

Catching waves with Steller Sea Lions - we'll speak with wildlife photographer Brad Hill about surfing sea lions. 
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United Way Campaign kick-off

Putting on the fedora. We find out why the United Way wants to make you an Agent of Change.

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Supporting people with Alzheimers

Kelly Nakatsuka drops by the Minds in Motion program at Gordon Head Recreation Centre in Victoria.

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Wild Isle:

Taking a friend up a mountain

On Wild Isle with Rumon Carter, a story of friendship, transformation, and adventure as Rumon introduces a friend to the mountains and a new way of living.

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Changing genders and attitudes

After hearing from a teenaged Island man who started life as a girl we talk to a University of Victoria sociologist who studies how transgender people have been treated.

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Autism on campus

A special orientation at UVic aims to ease the transition into university life for students with autism, and their families. We hear all about it.

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Wednesday

The biggest mental health study of Canadians in over a decade. We'll talk to a psychology professor about what the report has to say.

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Coming Up:

Tuesday

A special orientation at UVIC tomorrow aims to ease the transition into university life for students with autism, and their families. We'll hear all about it.

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Rifflandia volume riles residents

This year's Rifflandia music festival sparked over a hundred complaints about noise levels. We talk to the festival director about how to put on a party without keeping the neighbours up.
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Time For Wine:

Sipping with sommeliers

Wine Guy Troy Townsin takes a look at the people who help the rest of us find the best wine.

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From one gender to another

Making a big change. We hear the story of a young man from Ucluelet who is embracing his new identity with a little help from his friends and family.

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Nanaimo Hospital changes nursing plan

Controversial changes to staffing at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital officially came into effect today. We talk to a nurse and the designer of the plan.

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Thinklandia takes a walk in the wild

Rumon Carter, our outdoors guide, tells us about one of the Thinklandia events that wed a walk in the wild with live music.

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Film Reviews:

"don jon" and the best from the Toronto Film Festival

Katherine Monk is back with her latest movie reviews.

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Small Town, Big Business:

Master auto restorer Rudi Koniczek

Turning a love of vehicles into an art form. We meet a local man who has a worldwide reputation as a restorer of the Mercedes SL Gull Wing.

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Being first on the scene

We hear what happened when a Saanichton man came upon a motorcycle crash near Jordan River earlier this week.

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Renting in Greater Victoria

Just scraping by. Nearly a third of renters in Greater Victoria are at risk of homelessness, according to a new report.

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Stalking the cougar

We meet the Vancouver Island woman whose curiousity about the ferocious cat has resulted in a brand new book.

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Levi the porpoise returns to Saanich waters

 

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Find out more about Levi's successful release by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.

 

 

 

 

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Coming Up:

Monday

How to talk your kids about the conflict in Syria in a way they can relate to.



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Food Matters:

Chef Garett Schack on Feast of Fields

We meet one of the chefs who will be serving food at this year's Feast of Fields.

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State of the Arts:

Tanya Doody's Impression Formation

Freelance arts journalist Amanda Farrell-Low gives a sneak review of new exhibt at Open Space in Victoria this week.

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Bookclub:

The Bolen Books Children's Book Prize finalists

Sarah N. Harvey - Three Little Words

Polly Horvath - One Year in Coal Harbour

Kit Pearson - And Nothing But the Truth

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Bookclub:

The 2013 VIctoria Book Prize Finalists

C.P. Boyko - Psychology and Other Stories

Lorna Crozier - The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things

Bill Gaston - The World

Christina Johson-Dean - The Life and Art of Ina D. D. Uhthoff

Stephen Reid - A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden

 

 

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Friday

Nathan Cullen disagrees with the political strategy of blitzing BC with cabinet ministers and top bureaucrats because he supports the First Nations groups who think this is just ramming it through.

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Spearing an angry cougar

We hear more about that Flores Island cougar attack and the subsequent fight-back.

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Legalization lessons from Washington state

What's at stake for Canadian pot activists now that Washington has released its gameplan for how it plans to sell marijuana legally?

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Frosh week mob mentality

We explore the reasons why young people might say or do things they wouldn't normally during events like Frosh week.

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A service industry labour shortage

A recent study says the tourism industry might see fourteen thousand unfilled positions in the next year in B.C. We talk to Go2HR about their findings and what it means for Victoria.

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Time For Wine:

A history of B.C. wines

Troy Townsin is back with a new season of Time For Wine. Today he focusses on the history of wine in this province.

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Church and State Viognier 2012 - $21.00

Gray Monk Odyssey III - $20 (500ml port styled wine) 

Sumac Ridge Private Reserve Cabernet/Merlot 2010 - $13

Mission Hill Five Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - $14

Bonaparte Bend Blueberry/Black Currant - $22

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Ryan McMahon jumps on the Bandwagon

We  hear from Ladysmith musician Ryan McMahon who's working to bring mobile music therapy program The Bandwagon to Vancouver Island.

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For more information on the Bandwagon or to help out with the project contact Cathleen at the Mission Management Group
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Making drivers pay attention

Put down your cell phones. Police are stepping up efforts to stop distracted drivers. We speak to Victoria Chief Jamie Graham about the new campaign from ICBC and the police.

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Raeside Antarctic adventure

Local cartoonist Adrian Raeside joins me to talk about his family's role in the famous race to reach the south pole.

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Food Matters:

Gold Medal Plates

Mining for gold. Don Genova has word on the prestigious culinary Olympic fundraiser coming to Victoria for the first time.

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The Fifth Estate and Riddick

Rolling our the red carpet. Our movie reviewer Katherine Monk is at the Toronto International Film festival. She'll give us a preview.

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Leaked document reveals support for Enbridge

Supporting Enbridge. That's what the Green Party says the federal government is doing with tax payers' money. We hear leader Elizabeth May.

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Maurine Karagianis on PEERS closure

Holding them to their word. As Victoria loses its drop-in centre for sex workers, we talk to the Esquimalt MLA about the government's responsibility to protect vulnerable women.

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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Reading with the lights on. Today on Beyond the Bestseller our columnist, Rob Wiersema looks at a psychological thriller about the power of secrets.

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Getting 'consensual' at Uvic

'Let's get consensual'. That's far different slogan than what was heard in Halifax when students promoted non-consensual sex with under-aged girls. UVSS director Rachel Barr tells us why she's promoting consent during Frosh this week.

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Thursday

Mining for gold. On Food Matters Don Genova previews Gold Medal Plates, the high profile culinary competition that raises money for our Olympic athletes.

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PEERS closes their doors

A drop-in centre for prostitutes in Victoria has been forced to close because of funding changes. We hear from a former sex worker about how the programs turned her life around

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Wild Isle:

A ten year adventure

On today's Wild Isle with Rumon Carter we hear about a Nanaimo man who finally completes a personal adventure that's been ten years in the making.

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The Witness Blanket Project

Patching together a history. A first nation's artist in Victoria is gathering artifacts from residential schools across the country to make a 'witness blanket'. We meet him.

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Wednesday

Rob Weirsema stops by with Beyond the Bestseller. He'll be talking about Night Film, a novel about a journalist searching for the truth about a creepy, reclusive film director and it's tie in with JD Salinger.

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BC's newest independent high school

Starting from scratch. It's the first day back at school around the province and for one Victoria school, it's their first day ever.  We'll check with The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry.
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Time For Wine:

Late summer sipping

Uncorking a B.C. vintage. Our Time for Wine guy Troy Townsin is here with a few suggestions late summer sipping.

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Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Gris 2012 - $19.95

CedarCreek Merlot 2010 -$19.95

Harper's Trail Silver Mane Block Riesling 2012 - $20

JoieFarm "EnFamille" Reserve Chardonnay 2011 - $30 to be released Sep 2013.

Merridale Traditional Cider - 341ml $4.20 , 1 litre $9.25

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Small Town, Big Business:

Going big with Kiind

We hear about Victoria company who is betting big on themselves and entering the global marketplace with a plan to tackle the problem of unclaimed gift cards. That's on Small Town Big Business with Adrien Sala.

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Film Reviews:

In A World and The Getaway

Katherine Monk review two new films.

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