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.
Canada's crumbling infrastructure needs billions of dollars worth of basic maintenance, and that's not counting the billions more needed to upgrade and modernize it. Starting this Sunday, November 20th, CBC News is featuring a special report:The Big Fix that goes into communities across the country to take a closer look at what's being done, what's needed most, and how Canadians will pay for it all.
Our coverage across all CBC News platforms will explore the issues that matter to Canadians concerning major problems with the infrastructure where they live.
Debut: Sunday, November 20
CBC News will talk about the one quarter of all waste water treatment plants that will need to be replaced when the government implements new regulation standards at the end of this year.
Monday, November 22
Melanie Nagy kicks off the week on CBC News Network, and World Report and with the results of our exclusive CBC News poll that asks Canadians how much they are willing to pay to improve their commute. You'll be surprised at the results.
CBC is proud to sponsor the Angel Campaign at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) this holiday season. The Angel Campaign helps fund critically-needed medical equipment and important research at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre.
Every year, generous donors make gifts supporting the hospitals and dedicate Angels to loved ones or special doctors, nurses or caregivers for the specialized care they provide to critically ill and injured patients from across BC. Thousands of dedicated Angels - each representing their own story - will be displayed on trees at the Winter Wonderland in the Diamond Family Courtyard at VGH in December.
Two campaign highlights will take place December 15th:
LIVE Radio Broadcast: tune-in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, with Rick Cluff from 5:30 - 8:30 am that day as the Early Edition team broadcasts live from VGH. You can also come by VGH to watch it all happen.
Angel Dedication Event: come to VGH at 11:30am and be part of an event honouring and celebrating the season and angels around us. CBC News Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko will be a part of the ceremony.
Please be a "Guardian Angel" and support the hospitals with a donation and Angel Dedication. Visit www.angelsatvgh.ca to dedicate an Angel and help decorate our tree.
CBC is uncovering the Cultural Secrets of Vancouver with a TV Special, Radio Programming, Website and Contest! The series starts Sept 24 and runs through to Oct 2 as part of Culture Days. Celebrated Vancouverites like Douglas Coupland, Vicki Gabereau, Bing Thom, Susan Point and many more reveal their favourite people, places and things on a TV show called Cultural Secrets of Vancouver hosted by Ann Luu, broadcasting on Thursday September 29 at 7:30 pm.
The Early Edition, On the Coast and North by Northwest will also be featuring more secrets on CBC Radio One. All will be on the special web page with an interactive map and more. Plus, enter our contest and tell us your favourite Cultural Secrets for your chance to win great prize packages!
Check out all the details, including a video teaser of the TV show at www.cbc.ca/bc/secrets
Starting off bright and early on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition with Rick Cluff, welcomes co-host Jeannie Senft, renowned Canadian figure skating judge. Joining them will be B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and Rick Antonsen CEO of Tourism Vancouver.
At noon, join Mark Forsythe as B.C. Almanac as you practice your ice dancing to live music by Vancouver Canucks long-time organist Mike Kenney.