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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.


Tune in to CBC radio, television, and online tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21 for the most complete coverage of the 2012 BC Budget. We'll be live from Victoria as Finance Minister Kevin Falcon delivers the provincial budget speech for the year.

CBC Radio One will have the full story starting at 2:30 pm. Host Stephen Quinn will be helping you understand what it all means. He'll be joined by Legislative reporter Jeff Davies and political consultant and former deputy minister under both Social Credit & NDP governments Bob Pleca.  Jo-Ann Roberts, host of All Points West is in Victoria and will be talking to British Columbians from all facets of the province's economy on how the 2012 Budget will affect them. 

Catch CBC News Vancouver starting at 5 pm as co-host Gloria Macarenko comes to you on-location outside the Legislature with special coverage and in-depth analysis of the budget speech. She'll be joined by Legislative Bureau Chief Stephen Smart. 

Be a part of the conversation - join our live online chat at as the budget is delivered (approximately 3 pm). Our web journalists will provide the latest updates on the budget announcement with analysis from Michael Prince, UVIC Political Science professor..

Follow us on twitter @CBCVancouver and follow the developing story with #bcpoli.
2011 BIV Forty under 40.jpgCBC Vancouver is proud to support the annual Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 Awards in its 22nd year celebrating the great success of the innovative and ambitious business individuals under 40 in the city.

This year's Top 40 winners represent an array of business industries ranging from alternative energy, technology software, health care services, eco-friendly packing services to online suit-retailer and money-monitoring group.

Get to know some of the top 40 business achievers better on CBC News Vancouver and CBC Radio One's On The Coast this week. CBC News Vancouver will feature one of the top 40 winner's success stories each evening between 5:30 - 6 pm. Listen to Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast from 3pm - 6pm each day for an exclusive interview with one of the winners.

For a full list of the Top 40 winners and their business achievements, visit Check out some of the CBC Top 40 stories that have been aired this week: 

Monday, December 12

On The Coast: Lawyer Ryan Dalziel who at age 29 who has already tried eight cases in front of the Supreme Court of Canada.

CBC News Vancouver: Janice Cheam of Energy Aware is one trailblazing CEO has turned a school project into an international business

Remembrance Day  Image.JPGOn November 11, tune into CBC Radio One as shows across British Columbia broadcast special programs to honour Canadians who have served and continue to serve this country. 

Join host Rick Cluff and The Early Edition team for their special "The Act of Remembrance". The focus will be how and why we commemorate November 11th. Hear stories from people who have served, those still on active duty, and those who have never seen combat, and how the occasion affects them. Discover why people chose different ways to mark the occasion, some through musical celebration and some through quiet contemplation. The Early Edition airs 5:30 - 8:30 am.

At 11 am join CBC Radio One listeners in BC take part in the moment of silence and remembrance.

Stay tuned in to BC Almanac as host Mark Forsythe features conversations from the "Highway of Heroes on Highway One". Mark will speak to veterans in Metro Vancouver about their experiences. The show runs noon - 1 pm and includes calls from listeners.

Starting at 3 pm, On The Coast with Stephen Quinn looks at the changing face of veterans the issues they face today. The show will explore the questions of what the word veteran means in 2011 including the diversity of experiences from young and old veterans from different generations. 

CBC Radio One can be heard on 88.1 FM and 690 Am in Metro Vancouver.
Get ready for a star-studded line up of live broadcast, events and music at CBC LIVE! - A kick off to Culture Days on Friday, September 30th, 2011. This will be an all day outdoor festival from 10 am to 10 pm with a spectacular opening by CCMA Artist of the Year - Johnny Reid

The stage will start with a Special Q Media Panel  hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, Steven & Chris and Dragons' Den. Bring the kids for interactive activities and story time at Kids' CBC Tent with Mamma Yamma and Super Why!Throughout the day, meet the Stars of CBC Television. Did we mention George Stroumboulopoulos will be here? Catch the live broadcast of CBC Radio One's On The Coast and CBC News Vancouver

What's a celebration without cake? Enjoy a piece of cake in the evening with the CBC Stars. Join the countdown in the evening with CBC Radio 3 for the Culture Days Concert featuring Stars, The Midway State, and The New Pornographers.

CBC LIVE! Schedule: 

10:45 am - Culture Days Kick Off Spectacular with Johnny Reid 

11:00 am - Jian Ghomeshi hosts a Special Q Media Panel
From Cairo to Vancouver: How social media has affected the biggest news stories of the last year

11:00 am - Meet CBC News Network morning show host 
Suhana Meharchand at the CBC News Vancouver Tent and test out your skills at our anchor desk!

12:00 pm Noon - Kids' CBC Live
With Patty, Mamma Yamma, the Breakfast Froog and special musical guest Amy Millan.
Throughout the day, come to Kids' CBC tent for puppet shows, pirate crafts, and storytelling with Super Why!, CBC News Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko, CBC Radio One hosts:  Margaret Gallagher, Stephen Quinn, and CBC Radio 3 hosts: Grant Lawrence, Lana Gay and Lisa Christiansen.

2:00 pm - Steven & Chris co-hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos
Catch Chris and his event co-host George Stroumboulopoulos with Best Recipes Ever's Kary Osmond, Dragons Robert Herjavec and Bruce Croxon.

3:00 pm - CBC Radio One's On The Coast with Stephen Quinn
Stephen will be featuring special Culture Days musical guests.

5:00 - 6:30 pm - CBC News Vancouver Live from Hamilton Street 
Watch Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Claire Martin and Shane Foxman during the live evening newscast. Be sure to come back at 6:30pm to the CBC News Vancouver tent where you can meet them.

5:00 pm - CBC Celebrates 75 Years
Have some cake with CBC's biggest stars!

5:30 pm - Face the Dragon
Dragons' Den Student Entrepreneur Contest with Jim Treliving, Robert Herjavec, Bruce Croxon and Dianne Buckner

7:00 pm - CBC Radio 3 Countdown Show with Grant Lawrence
Join Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence for the countdown show to Midnight Music.

8:00 pm - Midnight Music: A Concert for Culture Days 
Be a part of this FREE concert hosted by Jian Ghomeshi featuring StarsThe Midway State and The New Pornographers.



November 5, 2010 - CBC Radio One's On The Coast today announced the winner of the best high school solo singer/songwriter in the Lower Mainland contest OTC Unplugged, Roan Shankaruk from Vancouver Technical School in Vancouver, BC. Judges chose Roan after a final performance of the top three students from the contest during a special live broadcast of On The Coast from CBC Vancouver's Studio 700 today.

Thirteen year old Roan performed two original songs on piano including "The Compromise", a musical theatre piece.

"What a fantastic performance by all three students," said Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast. "The audience and judges were blown away by the performers. They all have bright futures ahead of them."

Roan will receive an all day recording session with Juno-nominated CBC music producer, Jon Siddall, in one of CBC's state-of-the-art recording studios. She will also receive a radio-ready copy of her single, which will be featured nationally on CBC Radio 3 by host Lisa Christiansen, as well as 100 CDs and cases from Digital Media Alliance, and a week to produce a music video at Gulf Islands Film and Television School.

The show, which was streamed live on the web, is available on demand at

On The Coast is hosted by Stephen Quinn and can be heard on CBC Radio One weekdays from 3-6 pm on 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.

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For more information, contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464 / 604.340.4975


Top 13 high school solo singer/songwriters chosen through online votes and judge's picks

October 20, 2010 - CBC Radio One's On The Coast marks the first milestone for OTC Unplugged announcing its shortlist, drawn from an online poll and judge's wildcard votes. Over 8,500 unique votes were logged on the website.

The top 13 students are:

JJ Asuming-Tawiah, "Mr. Shy" - St. George's School, Vancouver
Asha Diaz, "Bus Stop" - Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver
Larissa Feng, "Love Maybe" - Point Grey Secondary School - Vancouver
Luke Wallace, "We Walk Slow," - Magee Secondary School, Vancouver
Glen Jackson, "Souls on Fire" - D.W. Poppy Secondary School, Langley
Kate Kurdyak, "Don't You Let Go" - Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver
Rob Walker, "All I Need" - Langley Education Centre, Langley
Brook Potter, "You Make Me Smile" - Chilliwack Secondary School, Chilliwack
Katie Green, "Running Shoes" - Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver
Sarah Houtman, "Back to the Start" - Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Kendall Wooding, "The Shelter" - Argyle Secondary School, North Vancouver
Roan Shankaruk, "The Compromise" - Vancouver Technical Secondary School, Vancouver
Sky Lambourne, "Outer Space" - Templeton Secondary School, Vancouver

"The response and support for this contest has been amazing," said Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast. "CBC is pleased to be supporting the musical aspirations of these talented local students."

Songs from the shortlist will be featured on On The Coast over the next two weeks, while the judges deliberate on the Top 3. The Top 3 will be featured in a live performance during the show's broadcast on November 5, with the winner being announced at the end of the show.

The top three finalists will get Long & McQuade gift certificates and will play in an all-finalists show at Trees Organic Coffee House in Vancouver.

The winner will receive an all day recording session with a Juno-nominated CBC music producer, Jon Siddall, in one of CBC's state-of the art recording studios and the band will receive a radio-ready copy of their single, which will be featured nationally on CBC Radio 3 by host Lisa Christiansen. The winner will also receive a week at Gulf Islands Film and Television School to produce a music video.

For more information on OTC Unplugged, visit the website at Follow us on Twitter at #otcunplugged and on Facebook at

On The Coast is hosted by Stephen Quinn and can be heard on CBC Radio One weekdays from 3-6 pm on 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.

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For more information, contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
Twitter - @CBCVancouver

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