March 2012 Archives

CBC News has all angles covered on Federal Budget Day!  

Grappling with a record deficit while armed with the political strength of a parliamentary majority, the Harper government's upcoming budget is sure to cause ripples across the entire country. CBC News is ready to provide the most in-depth coverage, analyses and reports on Budget Day, Thursday, March 29, across all platforms including: CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio One, and CBC News App 

Follow our journalists and Parliamentary Bureau @cbcpolitics on Twitter throughout the day for news, comment and reaction  

Budget Day coverage begins this Thursday at 6 a.m. ET, on CBC News Network. Interviews and special reports throughout the day set the stage. Catch our CBC News Network programs throughout the day to get the insight and updates.
11 a.m. PT -Power & Politics with Evan Solomon: Special Pre-Budget 

1 p.m. PT - Budget Special with Peter Mansbridge:LIVE 
2 p.m. PT - Power & Politics with Evan Soloman covers the post-budget special live from the foyer of the House of Commons.
4 p.m. PT - The Lang & O'Leary Exchange Amanda Lang @amandalang_cbc and Kevin O'Leary @kevinolearytv  provides a budget coverage from the business perspective. 
5 p.m. PT - Connect with Mark Kelley. The psychology of austerity. As Canada enters an era of cutbacks and austerity, Mark Kelley @cbcmarkkelley  talks to Canadians about how prepared they are for this new reality.
9 and 11 p.m. ET/PT - The National with Peter Mansbridge. Full budget coverage and analysis including the At Issue Panel.
CBC Radio One
Starting from 1p.m. PT, tune in to CBC Radio One for the Budget Special with The World at Six as Alison Smith hosts live from Parliament Hill. 
Full coverage of the budget and how it affects you. Coverage begins at 11 a.m. PT with our live blog and streaming video of CBC News Network's pre-budget special, followed by the budget speech O'Malley @kady will be live-blogging reaction from Parliament Hill, expert analysis,and reader comments. will post detailed coverage of the budget's key points as soon as it is released, at 1p.m. PT/ 4 p.m. ET. 

Thumbnail image for 2010_NewsDay Web Banner_BLOG_v2.jpgTune in on Wednesday! Join us for the 4th Annual Newsday in BC celebration on March 28th.

Thirty local high school students have made it through the auditions and training! CBC News Day reporters take over the CBC airwaves and tell the stories that matter to them. From an alarming increase in teen drug use, depression and cutting, to the impact of a new grading system, you'll get passionate and in-depth reporting from a youth perspective.

Stories will be heard on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, On The CoastNorth by Northwest and seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6.

Stories will also appear on and throughout the day and in the print edition on Wednesday, March 28.
Gem_CBC_Music Article To celebrate our new free digital music service, CBC Music is offering Facebook Fans an exclusive podcast featuring live performances by some of your favourite Canadian artists including City and Colour, Paul Brandt, Michael Kaeshammer, and more artists from every genre - Rock to Classical, Pop to Jazz and Hip Hop to Country.

To download your free podcast, 'like' CBC Music on by March 30, 2012.

CBC Music allows you to personalize your music experience. You can instantly connect to 40 different web radio stations, 500 Concerts on Demand, music from nearly 1,000 major and independent music companies, and 12 distinct genre-based communities. Check it out today at



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Join us at Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver Convention Centre) as we celebrate World Autism Awareness Day!


This fun filled family event includes an autism walk, lots of kid friendly activities, live entertainment, food and special visits by surprise guests! The event will be hosted by CBC Sports Reporter Shane Foxman.





      Come down and visit us at the CBC tent, spin the prize wheel and meet Peter Puck!


Can't make the walk? Come down and hear some great free music by Georgia Murray, Redgy Blackout, Jessica Beach and a special presentation by the Axe Capoeira dancers!


Special Cauldron lighting in honour of World Autism Awareness Day!


For more information please go to:


On Wednesday, March 28 the Studio One Book Club is partnering with SFU's Centre for Dialogue to welcome TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong - one of the most provocative and original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world. This Book Club will be part of a city-wide conversation on compassion and will mark the launch of the Greater Vancouver Compassion Network.  

To win tickets go to 

This year's regional RTDNA awards are out! And the CBC in British Columbia has won a heap of them. The RTDNA Canada Awards are given to honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in both radio and television. The awards are named after pioneers and innovators in the Canadian news business.

Some of our CBC winners include:

Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast - Medium Market
Newscast - Pamela McCall
CBC Radio

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
Lunar New Year's Series
The Early Edition
CBC Radio Vancouver

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature - Large Market
Rick Hansen - "The Other Side"
CBC News Vancouver

Please join us in congratulating our CBC winners!

To view the complete list of winners please visit: RTNDA 



Thumbnail image for House for Sale 2.jpgPresented by CBC News, On The Coast and The Tyee

March 12 - 15, 2012
Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio One's On The Coast speaks to Luke Brocki, a 30-something Vancouver reporter who set out on a month long journey in search of home ownership.  Despite making a good wage and being pre-approved for a mortgage, Luke soon discovers the only place he can afford to buy a home is nowhere near where he thought he would be.


WIFV_Festival_logo.jpgGet ready for the 7th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2012 (VWIF) as it kicks off on International Women's Day on March 8th, 2012.

Celebrate the start of this year's film festival with the Spotlight Awards Gala™ and a short film showcase. From March 8 - 11th, enjoy the different range of films at the VWIF festival dominated by the "Horror, Hip-hop, Drama and Comedy" theme this year!

Featuring a talented line-up of Canadian, US and International women filmmakers, the VWIF will showcase six features and over 50 short films, made by both first-time and veteran filmmakers.
AOBT_FB_Tab.jpgL'Arche Greater Vancouver proudly holds its 3rd annual art exhibit fundraiser on Saturday, March 10th from 1pm to 5pm at the Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre. 

This event will feature works of art by some of Lower Mainland's emerging and leading artists along with inspiring pieces created by teams of people with and without developmental disabilities. 

Artists were invited to submit an original work of art to L'Arche inspired by community and togetherness. A panel of esteemed judges will review the submissions, selecting a winner from all the finalists whose work will be on display at the event.

Attendees coming to the event are encouraged to vote for the "The People's Choice" award. Both the Judges' Choice and People's Choice will be unveiled during the event.

There will also be musical performances throughout the afternoon including a special performance by the Tetsu Taiko Drummers

Art celebrates the whole person: body, soul and spirit. And so does L'Arche.

Come celebrate with us. Admission is by donation.
For more event details and to view artists' profiles, please visit:

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