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November 2013 Archives

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Film Reviews:

Philomena and The Book Thief

Movie reviewer Katherine Monk goes looking for answers in the new film Philomena starring Judi Dench.
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Bookclub:

Spending time with Rebus and Rankin

Detective John Rebus is back in a new novel from Scottish author Ian Rankin. Ian Rankin is in studio to talk about 'Saints of the Shadow Bible'.
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A community food hub

Getting to the 'hub' of the matter. Don Genova explains a plan to create a unique facility for budding food entrepreneurs.
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Minding the baby with the Uberwatcher

Turning your smartphone into a babymonitor. A Langford engineer has a kickstarter project to bring your baby to your iPhone.
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A new discount airline

A lot of British Columbians head to airports south of the border for cheap flights. What if you could get those same cheap fares, but fly out of Vancouver? A new company is looking to make that a reality
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Oscar and Libby's back in business

Back in business after a fire. Neighbours are helping the Oscar and Libby's gift store on Fort Street re-open in time for Christmas. We hear from the owners.
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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Reading to change the nation

The final five books that will compete in this year's Canada Reads have been announced. Rob Wiersema reviews the selections.

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Saying no to Courtmoxberland

Going it alone. Yesterday, we heard a pitch for municipal amalgamation in the Comox Valley. Today we hear from the Mayor of Cumberland about why she thinks the status quo is best.
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CBC gives up the game

The CBC has lost the rights to NHL Games and Hockey Night in Canada. We talk to former CBC Sports head Ron Devion about what this means
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Creative Class:

Celebrating Lorna Crozier

Poet Lorna Crozier is being celebrated at the University of Victoria and getting a scholarship in her name. Amanda Farrell-Low hears from her and some former students.
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Saying yes to Courtnoxberland

Joining forces. Four former mayors in the Comox Valley are leading a new push for amalgamating Comox, Courtney and Cumberland.
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Saving the Centre of the Universe

A plan for the public to access a popular but recently closed observatory near Victoria. We get the details.
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Small Town, Big Business:

Whitehall Rowing and Sail

Adrien Sala brings us the story of a local boat builder who specializes in Whitehall row boats, a classic build that is known for being able to handle rough waters.

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Time For Wine:

Best of the season

Shopping for the holiday season. Suggestions for this year's Christmas gatherings.
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Troy Townsin recommends
 
Cellar Hand Free Run White 2012 - $16
Arrowleaf First Crush Red 2010 - $15
Painted Rock Syrah 2010 - $40
Lang The Original Canadian Maple Wine Red - $20
 
Best Top End Whites
 
Moon Curser Afraid of the Dark 2012 - $21.90
Tantalus Riesling 2012 - $23
Cellar Hand Free Run White - $16
8th Generation Classic Riesling - $20.90
 
Best Top End Reds
 
Painted Rock Syrah 2010 - $40
JoieFarm Pinot Noir 2011 - $24
Mission Hill Quatrain 2009 - $50
Laughing Stock Portfolio 2011 - $42
 
Best Budget Whites
 
Calona Artist Series Sovereign Opal 2012 - $12
Gray Monk Riesling 2011 - $15
Red Rooster Bantam 2012 - $15
White Bear Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - $14
 
Best Budget Reds
 
Arrowleaf First Crush Red - $15
Calona Artist Series Pinot Noir 2011 - $16
Sumac Ridge Private Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2011 - $13
Mission Hill 5 Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2011 -$15.50
 
Other
 
Lang Original Canadian Maple Wine - $20
Gray Monk Odyssey III N/V - $20  (port styled fortified wine)
Haywire THE BUB 2011 -$24 (sparkling wine)
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Fred Penner entertains the generations

Like his hit "The Cat Came Back" there's no stopping Fred Penner. But why is he playing a show tonight at UVIC where no children are allowed? We'll find out from the man himself.

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'Inclusion BC' speaks out against school seclusion

Helping or punishing? A report out today alleges that some schools are isolating students in harmful ways. We speak with education specialist Debra Mackie.

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Film Reviews:

Catching Fire, Delivery Man and Dallas Buyers Club

The Hunger Games saga continues in theatres. Movie reviewer Katherine Monk gives her thoughts on that and two more films out this week.

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Food Matters:

Debating fruitcake

Don Genova on a holiday treat some people love, and others love to hate.

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B.C. Boys A Provincial Volleyball Championships

The BC Boys "A"  Provincial Volleyball Championships are at Duncan Christian School November 21-23.

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Remembering John F. Kennedy

Victoria journalist Cleve Dheensaw travelled to the site where the US president was assassinated fifty years ago this month. We  hear his perspective on what happened that day and how it changed the world.

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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Celebrating Dr Who

The BBC TV show is fifty years old this week. Our books columnist Robert Wiersema is pretty excited. We find out what he thinks is the enduring appeal of the out of this world traveller.

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Best in show brews

Beer expert Joe Wiebe drops by with a couple of limited edition brews, the Hermannator Ice Bock and a fifth anniversary beer from Driftwood brewery.

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Urban planner Gordon Price at the Colwood Cafe

Improving life by easing traffic. The City of Colwood is starting a conversation about transportation. We check in with an urban planner who is leading the talks tonight.

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More information about the plan and more ways to connect and share ideas can be found on the Colwood website

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PCC closure

The B.C. government has shut down the Provincial Capital Commission, the agency responsible for many heritage buildings throughout the region. We hear from councillor Shellie Gudgeon about what that will mean.

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Bill Bennett, the Minister responsible for Core Review talks about the government's decision to shut down the Provincial Capital Commission.

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Bookclub:

Author Kim Bannerman

Telling a good tale. You told us it was a good book. We agree. We talk to Kim Bannerman about her murder mystery set in Cumberland, Bucket of Blood.

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Bookclub:

'Whatever' author Ann Walsh

Learning from you mistakes. We hear from the author of a young adult novel that deals with the issue of restorative justice in a page turning story.

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Major changes for minor routes

The province intends to see BC Ferries save millions of dollars a year reducing service on the minor routes. But that's a big deal to the communties they serve. We hear from Jim Abram on Quadra Island.

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It's never too late at the GVPL

Kate Rutherford of the Greater Victoria Public Library tells us that even thirty years is not too late to return those overdue books.

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Bookclub:

Massey lecturer Lawrence Hill

Taking a closer look at the red stuff. Lawrence Hill talks about his new book "Blood: The Stuff of Life", which is also this year's Massey Lecture.

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Creative Class:

Theatre Under the Gun

Plays under pressure. On this week's Creative Class, Amanda Farrell-Low will tell us about an event where seven theatre companies have just forty eight hours to write and mount a new short play. 

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Vinyl Cafe contest

Win tickets to the Vinyl Cafe Christmas Concert. CBC's Stewart McLean will be in Victoria for shows on November 27 and 28. We have one pair of tickets to give away for each show.  Just like the Vinyl Cafe, we are looking for a good story. What  we want from you, is a tale of Christmas travel gone right, or wrong. We want to hear about lay-overs at airports, being stuck at in-laws because of a heavy snow fall.  We want to know how getting home for Christmas gave you a bit of the seasonal spirit. Record your story by calling  1-800-757-1446.  Or send us an e-mail at allpointswest@cbc.ca

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Sharing a legacy

Labour leader Jack Munro has died. We take a closer look at this larger than life character.

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Small Town, Big Business:

Building businesses

On Small Town, Big Business, Adrien Sala brings us the story of a local entrepreneur who has taken his talent for finding investment and building businesses and turned it into a career advising local entrepreneurs. He shares some tips and advice.

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Dinovember



Playing some prehistoric games. A dad is setting up dinosaur dramas for his children every night. We hear his thoughts about creativity in childhood.

 

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Film Reviews:

How I Live Now and Blackfish

Coming of age after the big bang. Film critic Katherine Monk weighs in on the near-future apocalyptic film How I Live Now and the documentary Blackfish.

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Author and inmate Stephen Reid

A visit to William Head prison to talk Butler winnter Stephen Reid. He shares his thoughts on winning the Butler Book Prize and coming to the end of his eighteen year sentence.

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Phillippine traveller Doug King

Returning from the Philippines. We'll talk to local businessman Doug King who was in Manila during the typhoon.

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Food Matters:

Battling the gluten-free trend

A Cowichan Bay bakery tries education instead of joining the bandwagon. We hear more from Food Matters columnist Don Genova.

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Losing loved ones in a disaster

We talk to local Filipino woman Zaida Gallichen about her sad news from home.

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Balenas Island message in a bottle

Nanaimo nurse Anita Nickel found a message in a bottle on Balenas Island this summer. We meet her and the young woman who sent it,  ten years later.

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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Chris Hadfield's guide to life (on earth)

Writing that's out of this world. Rob Wiersema will give us his thoughts on the new book by Canada's much-loved astronaut, Chris Hadfield.

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A deal to entice Esquimalt

Counting up the cash and goodies for Esquimalt. Is it enough to convince the town to accept a sewage treatment plant on its waterfront? We find out from mayor Barb Desjardins.

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Creative Class:

Dr Sketchy's anti-art class

Sharpening your pencils. Amanda Farrell-Low tells about a new drawing class in Victoria in a bar.

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How to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Filipino-Canadians across the Lower Mainland are rallying to raise money and relief aid for friends and family after the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan last week.Aid agencies from around the world are rushing to get food, water and medical care to the region, but the total devastation of the communities has made the situation extremely difficult. The federal government is pledging to match Canadians donations, but officials caution it's important to make sure any donations are going to reputable organizations. Check out CBC My Region for more on that and how to get the help where it needs to go.
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B.C. adventurer Bruce Kirkby

Trekking Canada's Darkwoods. Adventurer Bruce Kirkby tells us why he thinks one of the most amazing place on the planet is BC.

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Outdoorsman Bruce Kirby will present a slidehow of stunning images along with his stories in Victoria this week. The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep is at St Ann's Academy on Thursday November 14. Admission is by donation, but call ahead to reserve 250-479-3191 or email bcoffice@natureconservancy.ca.

 

 

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Small Town, Big Business:

Viking Air

Adrien Sala brings us the story of a Saanich-based company that is an industry leader in the aerospace industry, manufacturing the world-famous Twin-Otter planes.

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Bookclub, Creative Class:

Eleanor Wachtel in Victoria

Spending an evening with a CBC celebrity. Writers and Company host Eleanor Wachtel is speaking in Victoria. We meet her.

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Film Reviews:

Thor: The Dark World and 12 Years a Slave

Katherine Monk reviews two films.

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Food Matters:

Wartime cookery

Victory cuisine. On Food Matters, Don Genova takes us back to the kitchens of 1940s Canada.

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Finding out sixty nine years later

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The memorial in France to Adelbert Miller, the father of Susan Jarvis of Nanaimo. After sixty nine years she learned how her father died in France. 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Jarvis tells Jo-Ann her story.

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We hear from Jeff Walsh. He's the Ontario man who tracked down the details of how Adelbert Miller died in France sixty nine years ago.

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Burying ancestors at Beacon Hill

Finding a final resting place. First Nations communities are hoping to use Beacon Hill park as a reburial site for ancestral remains. We talk to Victoria mayor Dean Fortin.

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Beyond the Bestseller, Bookclub:

Robert Wiersema at the Giller

Beyond the Bestseller columnist, Rob Wiersema, was at the Giler gala last night. He joins us by phone from Toronto.

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Learning to 'rewild'

Going back to the wild in the city. J.B. McKinnon, co-author of the 100 Mile Diet, has a new book out and he's in town tonight giving a talk about "rewilding" Victoria. We hear what that means.

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Creative Class:

A Tender Thing

Changing the ending. On Creative Class with Amanda Farrell-Low we hear about a new version of Romeo and Juliet playing at the Belfry Theatre.

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A war on sports doping

Coming clean. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports is launching a major new initiative to battle doping. We speak to CEO Paul Melia.

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Irish Country Doctor author Patrick Taylor

Filling in the back story. Fans of the Irish Country Doctor series wanted to know more about the early days of the main character. We talk to the man behind the series about the latest book and how he deals with that request.

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Sharing your restaurant meals with the hungry

Sharing your supper. We hear about  Mealshare, a new program coming to Victoria to help feed the hungry.

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Marty the mascot gets mauled

Victoria Royals fans were shocked on the weekend when the team's mascot Marty The Marmot was assaulted on the ice during intermission We hear from an filmmaker who has looked at the issue of violence against mascots.

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The secret lives of bears

It's the time of year when bears in this province are starting to hibernate. Well talk to science journalist Jude Isabella about what we can learn from these adaptable animals.

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Time For Wine:

Drinking for health

Raising a glass for all the right reasons. On Time for Wine today, we look at whether wine is good for your health.

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Elephant Island Cherry 2012 - $17

Lake Breeze Meritage 2011 - $20

Summerhill Alive Organic White 2012 - $20

Fort Berens Meritage 2011 - $28

CedarCreek Proprieters Red 2012 - $15

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Film Reviews:

Enders Game and Free Birds

Katherine Monk, CBC film critic, reviews 2 new movies, "Enders Game" and "Free Birds."

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New aboriginal cooking

Making aboriginal cooking modern and healthy. We talk to Chef Andrew George about his new book, "Modern Native Feasts."

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Small Town, Big Business:

From iStockphoto to Stocksy

Taking stock. Adrien Sala brings us the story of a Victoria-based entrepreneur who created a billion dollar industry, then walked away.

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Video of Rob Ford resurfaces

Finding the evidence. Toronto Police now say they have the video of Rob Ford behaving badly. We speak with a communications expert at Royal Roads about what happens next.

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Food Matters:

Healing with a health drink

Don Genova, columnist of Food Matters, shares the story of a man suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, who is helped by the healing power of a health drink.

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