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CBC Vancouver is proud to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Stanley Park, with Heart of the Park, a series of events and specials. We've dug deep into the CBC archives to share seldom-seen footage from the earliest days of the park for our news specials, and will be live on location for a special CBC Radio One broadcast. Join us for Heart of the Park, with CBC Vancouver, the week of August 18 - 23.

CBC News Vancouver Special

August 18 - 23 on CBC News Vancouver.

Join reporters Renee Filippone and Alexandra Gibb for this special collection of stories.

August 18 - Sundays in the Park - Since the park opened in 1886, Sunday picnics have been a tradition. Watch archival footage of people taking horse-drawn carriages into the park entrance with the same shot of traffic today. 

August 19 - First in the Park - There are multiple overlapping First Nations claims that include Stanley Park. Meet "Portuguese Joe", an early settler who married two Coast Salish woman and lived in Stanley Park. Find out how his legacy will be celebrated next year.
August 20 - Patrolling the Park - Stanley Park is patrolled by the VPD Mounted Squad. You will get a literal view of the park (complete with helmet camera) through the eyes of a long-time VPD Mounted Police Officer. 

August 21 - Military Stronghold - Historically, the park was actually designated as a military reserve in the early 1860s to prevent the Americans from a potential attack on New Westminster. You will get exclusive access to military sites and their unique histories.  

August 22 - Wilderness in the City - From the old zoo to the many wild creatures running free, there are hundreds of wildlife encounters every day. You are treated to an insider's perspective from the former Stanley Park Zoo manager.

August 23 - Park Inspired Art - It hosts live concerts, theatre and weekly art shows, but Stanley Park has also been the inspiration for thousands of paintings, poems, and sculptures. Meet a visual artist who uses the park for inspiration while battling HIV, and get a sneak peek of Margaret Atwood's first opera, debuting next spring.

CBC Radio One's Live Broadcast at Second Beach

Friday, August 23, 2013
5:30 - 8:30am - The Early Edition
12:00 - 1:00pm - BC Almanac
Where: Stanley Park, Second Beach Pool

Start your day with a live broadcast of CBC Radio One's The Early Edition morning radio show, where host Rick Cluff will take you to the Heart of the Park as we celebrate the
125th anniversary of Stanley Park.
Lots of activities to kick start your weekend! Join us for free sunrise swimming 6:30 - 10am at Second Beach pool or limber up with Semperviva Yoga with our free Rise & Shine Hatha yoga classes at 6:00 - 7:00 am and 7:15 - 8:15 am. 

Avid birdwatchers can join the Stanley Park Ecology Society on an early morning bird hunt! Meet up at 5:45am at Second Beach Pool and learn all about local BC birds. You can pre-register at but drop-ins are also welcome.
Vancouver Blues icon, Jim Byrnes will be on hand performing live music throughout the broadcast. And don't forget to check out the Vancouver Aquariums's Aquavan - always a kid favourite! Meet some live animals such as sea stars, sea urchins and hermit crabs. 
Our live broadcast continues at noon with CBC Radio One's BC Almanac with host
Mark Forsythe
.  Guests include officers from the Vancouver Mounted Police Squad who will be stopping by to tell us what it takes to police the park and former Stanley Park Zoo manager, Mike MacIntosh will share his firsthand encounters with the local wildlife. 

We'll also be on-hand with our CBC prize wheel, so take a spin for some fun giveaways!

From concerts, documentaries to tributes, this season's Absolutely Vancouver is a must see on Saturdays on CBC Television.

June 29:  Faces of Palliative Care - 7PM

The practice of palliative care is rapidly evolving in Canada.  No longer regulated to the dire and dark corners of a hospital, palliative caregivers now strive to provide meaningful and comfortable end of life experiences for both patients and their families.  Two years in the making, this documentary provides a very personal window into the changing world of palliative care through the stories of patients and the staff who look after them.

July 13:  Bif Naked: More Than Skin Deep - 9PM

This candid profile of an artist, writer, lover, and survivor looks at Bif Naked's journey from being adopted by missionaries in New Delhi, to making gold records in Canada, to surviving cancer and inspiring others to make positive changes in their own lives. Naked's feel-good story of success in the face of adversity includes recently produced, exclusive concert footage with band members of Delhi 2 Dublin. 

July 20:  Return to Byzantium:  The Art and Life of Lilian Broca - 7PM

This documentary follows internationally renowned Vancouver artist Lilian Broca as she searches for her cultural identity in her birth country of Romania. As Broca seeks answers, her brilliant artwork reveals new, deeper meanings. Returning to the place she fled as a young girl, Broca comes to understand her desire to revive the ancient Byzantine method of mosaic, as if each fragment of her work's luminescent glass reflects light on her shadowed past.

July 27:  What A Difference: A Tribute to Dinah Washington with Jaclyn Guillou - 7PM

Vancouver Jazz songstress Jaclyn Guillou is known for putting a fresh contemporary jazz spin on music steeped in tradition - making old school the new cool.  One of her heroes is Dinah Washington, one of the all time greatest voices of pop, jazz and blues.  Backed by an all-star band, Jaclyn interprets Dinah's most beloved songs in this stylish tribute.

August 3:  Wilds to Riches  7PM

Bringing gold fever to life, Wilds to Riches follows today's gold miners as they dig up the famous stories from BC's gold rush past in a quest to find a lost fortune.  Wilds to Riches is a documentary following the characters who take great risks searching for gold in B.C.'s Cariboo country - in the 1860s through today.  They may strike it rich--or, like most gold miners, lose everything feeding their fever.     

For more information, visit Absolutely Vancouver.
Winter, spring, summer and fall - enjoy the beautiful scenery from around British Columbia year round with the 2014 B.C. Almanac Listeners' Lens Calendar

The B.C. Almanac Listeners' Lens is a photography collective spearheaded by CBC host Mark Forsythe where British Columbians and CBC Radio One listeners share their shots from around the province. This fund-raiser ($17.95) calendar will benefit local food banks. 

Visit your B.C. independent book store to get your copy.

To send your photo in to the B.C. Almanac Listeners' Lens or to see the full gallery visit the B.C. Almanac website. 

B.C. Almanac airs weekdays from 12 - 1 pm on CBC Radio One. Listeners in Metro Vancouver can tune in to the broadcast on CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM/690 AM. To find the frequency in your location, visit CBC's Channel and Frequency Guide
May is Asian Heritage Month. Beginning May 27th, tune in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition for a week-long series: Investment and Acceptance

Join us as we bring to life some of the Chinese-Canadian names on buildings around town. Find out how the buildings that carry their family name and legacy have also served as physical reminders of how philanthropy helps build bridges between different communities. Special profile features include Brandt Louie, David Choi, and Bob Lee.

Tune in to The Early Edition's Rick Cluff on CBC Radio One at 5:30 am, 88.1 FM/690 AM in Metro Vancouver.

Photo: Bob Lee and Carol Lee at the Robert Lee YMCA.
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For the most accurate and complete 
coverage on Election Night 2013 count on CBC British Columbia. We will bring you breaking updates, analysis and the results as they come in on CBC Television, CBC Radio One, and online at

We hit the airwaves after the hockey game, just before the polls close. We will stay with you until all the major races are called and we've heard from the next premier of British Columbia. 

For more information and all the news leading up to Election Night, visit


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A relationship with water is something that is quite common to British Columbians. But rarely is the connection with water as strong as with the First Nations culture. Beginning April 29th, tune in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition for a week long special series: Tsuk Ekanam: Water Stories in First Nations Communities. These stories are produced by UBC journalism students participating in CBC's Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities class, where students are taught First Nations' ethics, histories and politics.

It's now some of the most productive farmland in the Fraser Valley, but the Sumas First Nation is seeking compensation for what was lost when Sumas Lake was drained in the 1920s.

Why three generations of one Squamish Nation family are struggling to preserve the proud tradition of canoe-racing and canoe-carving. 

In the battle to protect Burrard Inlet from pollution and pipelines, the Tseil-Waututh Nation and environmental groups present a united front. But who sets the agenda?

With creeks and lakes crucial to spirit dancing initiations threatened by development and pollution, Sto:lo spiritual leaders speak out about dangers to sacred sites in the Fraser Valley.

For more information on this series and Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities program at UBC please go to the Indigenous Reporting website. Listeners in Metro Vancouver can tune in to the The Early Edition with host Rick Cluff from 5:30am - 8:30am on CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM/690 AM.
With the election coming up in a few weeks, the amount of information on how each candidate plans to address issues can be overwhelming. CBC has partnered with Vote Compass for BC Votes. Vote Compass is a unique application which helps voters decide what party best aligns with issues that matter to them. 

You can only find Vote Compass on the CBC website. Try it out now at

You will be guided through a quick survey that asks for your opinions about issues such as health care, the economy and transit - but also gets into specifics like the Enbridge pipeline, Aboriginal land claims and the B.C. carbon tax. The results reveal how your values and views compare to the policies of the political parties. 

For the latest coverage on the BC Election 2013 (and to view live updates) visit

This B.C. Election, CBC British Columbia will have the most comprehensive coverage on CBC News Vancouver at 5 and 6,  CBC Radio One and online at In addition to informative voter tools, breaking election news, and insightful perspectives from our journalists on the ground, 'BC Votes' will keep you looped in to every issue, riding and candidate until election day May 14. 
Hosted by Gregor Craigie each Saturday, Til Tuesday will test the spin of the B.C. election cycle against the reality of people's lives. 

On our final episode of  'Til Tuesday: which generation holds the power at the polls? Host Gregor Craigie speaks with a father and daughter who go head-to-head over the issues that matter to them. 

Also, author and TV personality Steve Paikin weighs in on why better people aren't running for office. 

Til Tuesday airs on Saturday, from 8am - 9am on CBC Radio One. Listeners in Metro Vancouver can tune in to the broadcast on CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM/690 AM. To find the frequency in your location, visit CBC's Channel and Frequency Guide
Follow us on twitter @CBCVancouver #bcvotes

Call for submissions!

CBC Canada Writes presents
Put Your Story on the Map
April 3-May 3, 2012

Hyperlocal brings together true personal stories of changing neighbourhoods from
Canadians across the country, guest bloggers and well-known writers.

We want to know what's new and changing in your neighbourhood and what that
change means to you. You can do that by uploading your personal stories of local
change (text-based stories, photo essays, audio, video) to an interactive story map at (launching April 3).

All stories will be available to be read online, and at the end of the month a jury will
select the most compelling submission from the public. The winning story will be turned
into a web-based interactive by the National Film Board of Canada's Digital Studio, and
the winner will receive a laptop computer.

Rules and regulations can be found at

The deadline to submit is May 3, 2013.

To find out more, and to put your story on the map, visit
News Day in BC is back for its fifth season! 
Tune in March 27th to catch all the student reporters' stories.

News Day in BC gives local high school students the opportunity to share their stories on CBC TV, radio, online and in the Vancouver Sun. After months of training, our 30 student reporters are ready to share their work! On March 27th, you can look forward to a range of compelling stories from new addictions, eating disorders, to a broken education system.

To get passionate and in-depth reporting from a youth perspective, tune in to CBC Television's CBC News Vancouver and CBC News Now, as well as throughout the day on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, B.C. Almanac, On The Coast, and North by Northwest. Online stories are showcased at and in print stories can be found at and in the print edition of the Vancouver Sun.

For more information:


The names are in, now it's time to get your votes in... The first round of Searchlight voting has begun!

Searchlight: the Hunt for Canada's Best New Artist is an all-new listeners' choice music competition brought to you by CBC Music and CBC Radio One. Don't miss your chance to weigh in on who should be declared winner. The voting period for the Regional Top 10 finalists is happening all week until Sunday February 24th

Discover new artists in your community, and help one lucky act win career-boosting prizes. The winning artist will be featured in a CBC Music video session, paid to perform at a high-profile music showcase in Toronto, and will receive $20,000 in music equipment courtesy of Yamaha Canada Music.

You can vote for your favourite artist once per day. Round one of voting ends Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:59 p.m. PT. The Top 20 acts will be revealed on Feb. 25, 2013 at 6pm PT.* 

Once you've voted, why not reward yourself, too? Enter for a chance to win $1000 in gear for yourself at

BC Budget Special

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Tune in to CBC radio, television, and online, Tuesday, February 19 for the most complete coverage of the 2013 BC Budget. We'll be live from Victoria as Finance Minister Mike de Jong 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. Stephen will be joined by Legislative reporter Stephen Smart and political consultant Michael Prince.  

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

Follow us on twitter @CBCVancouver and follow the developing story with #bcpoli.

Tune in to CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM/690 AM in Metro Vancouver

With B.C.'s first ever Family Day set on a different week from all other provinces, CBC Radio One is celebrating how families make our province unique. On February 11th our shows will be bringing family stories from around the region plus an exciting contest.


Send us your favourite awkward family photo and the behind the scenes story and you could win a family ski trip to Sun Peaks Resort! The winner will be announced on On The Coast just before the 4:30pm news on Monday, February 11th. Send your entry to
For inspiration check out "Uncle Fuzz owning the runway" or more at


5:30am - 8:30am
Have you always wanted a big family? How about having sixteen sweet children? On The Early Edition Cathy Gilbert from Vancouver Island shares her story and tells us why she's not the only one in the neighbourhood with more than a dozen children under one roof.
We'll also hear from a Vancouver resident who tracked down his sister in North Korea 55 years after they were separated by war. You can see an emotional reunion here.

Wrapping up our show Columnist Fred Lee steps out this weekend for some family friendly events!

12pm - 1pm 
Jeff Chiba Stearns will join us to discuss his movie One Big Hapa Family. A family reunion led him to discover that no one after his grandparent's generation had married someone of Japanese descent.
Tell us your stories of multicultural families during the second half of the show.


3pm - 6pm
Authors JJ Lee and Willow Yamauchi will also be on the show debating how much to reveal when writing about the family. As always food columnist Anya Levykh provides a delicious recipe - a family meal just in time for dinner! 
Plus, the winner of our awkward family photo contest will be announced.

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Calling all musicians and bands... are you Canada's next great musical act?

This could be your big break! You could win $20,000 worth of musical gear from Yamaha, a free trip to Toronto for a live audio/video recording session at CBC Music, a headlining gig at a special surprise event and more!

CBC Music and CBC Radio One have partnered to bring you Searchlight: the hunt for Canada's best new artist. The goal of the all-new listeners' choice music  competition is simple: we are looking to showcase the country's best musical talent. Musicians of all genres, including solo acts, duos, and groups are encouraged to enter the competition with their original track.

To enter, visit and sign up before February 14. 23 regional winners across the country will be announced on March 8, with the grand prize winner announced on April 12
Do you live, work, or have a passion for issues about the gentrification and revitalization of Chinatown? 

Come to a live broadcast of CBC Radio One's On The Coast afternoon radio show, where host Stephen Quinn will speak with community leaders about the future of Chinatown. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, there will be prizes, giveaways and musical entertainment by Vancouver/Victoria singer and songwriter Chris Ho. 

You will be able to weigh in on the topics on the show including the significance of Vancouver's Chinatown, the history of clan societies, the relevance of the architecture in Chinatown and the impact of condo development, and the influx of new establishments and what that might mean for the area.

On The Coast Broadcast Live on Location
Chinatown: A Future with a Past

When: Friday, February 8, 2013 from 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Where: Centre Court, International Village Mall (formerly Tinseltown)

For more information about On The Coast, visit, follow @CBCVancouver and #otclive on Twitter.

2012 BIV 40 under 40 190x106.jpgCBC Vancouver is proud to support the annual Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 Awards in its 23rd year celebrating the great success of the innovative and ambitious business individuals under 40 in the city.

Every year, Business in Vancouver highlights the achievement of BC's outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in public or private business and non-profit sectors. Winners are announced in BIV's Special Forty under 40 issue distributed mid-December, 2012 and honoured at a celebration award event in late January 2013.

Winners are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business judgment, leadership and community contribution. Get to know some of this year's Top 40 business achievers better on CBC News Vancouver, as they feature one of the winners on their evening newscast all week long.

For a full list of the Top 40 winners and their business achievements, visit
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It's that time of year! It's cold and dark outside so cozy up with special CBC radio, television, and music programming all month long.

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December 7
Kicking off the festivities is our annual Food Bank Day. Tune in to CBC Radio One across BC and CBC News Vancouver for special programming all day long..

December 17
You helped us decide on the lyrics, and now you'll be able to listen to On The Coast's "A Very Vancouver Christmas" song. CBC's Jon Siddall is writing the holiday tunes and Dan Mangan will be lending his voice. You'll be able to listen to the song on CBC Music starting on December 18. 

December 25
2PM: Rex Murphy hosts "Christmas and Classics". An amateur pianist and informed music lover, Rex has until now kept his passion for music under wraps. However, this holiday season, Rex will share an hour of Christmas music, stories, and classics from his own collection. 

10 PM: Feliz Navidad" is a one hour Christmas special hosted by Tom Landa featuring seasonal music with a Latin feel from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Spain and Canada, stitched together with engaging stories from countries where Christmas is celebrated with great enthusiasm.

December 26
4 - 5 PM: On The Coast parenting columnist Michelle Eliot explores what parents can learn about connecting with their kids in the wake of the Amanda Todd tragedy.

January 1, 2013
6 - 9 AM: Join On The Coast's Matthew Lazin-Ryder as he hosts the first morning show of the year, focusing on the events and trends that are sure to make headlines in 2013.

Some of your favourite CBC shows are getting in the spirit this season. Kicking off the festivities is a Dragons' Den Holiday Special on December 5, followed by an entire week of holiday episodes on Steven and Chris beginning December 10. On December 11 you can also watch the annual one-hour holiday special from 22 Minutes

You can get your fill of holiday films on CBC this winter. Check out the special two-hour movie A Heartland Christmas. Plus, catch all your favourite classics including Home Alone, A Christmas Story, Rudolph and more.
For the full television holiday program guide please visit Holiday Magic on CBC.

Holiday music 24/7? It can happen. Head over to CBC Music for seasonal favourites all month long on the "Classical Holiday Stream".


In partnership with Business in Vancouver


From health risks to the perils of building without a permit, we'll consult with homeowners, building inspectors and contractors to bring you the behind the scenes look at home renovations and its harsh realities.


Tuesday, September 18    

The Early Edition:  Health and environmental risks to home renovations.

CBC News Vancouver: To permit or not to permit.


Wednesday, September 19

The Early Edition: The rewards and risks of home renovation without a permit.

CBC News Vancouver: Home reno horror story - no permits - costs and consequences.


Thursday, September 20

CBC News Vancouver - HST and its impact on home renovation plans.


Tune in to The Early Edition's Rick Cluff on CBC Radio One at 5:30 am. 88.1 FM/690 AM in Metro Vancouver


You can also tune in to CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm with hosts Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko 


A CBC News Vancouver investigation with Natalie Clancy Monday Sept 17 - 19

Tune in for this 3-part series on the realities and dangers of the growing trend of body art, or tattoos. The series starts with "Underage Ink" where we discover just how easy it is for a 17 year old to get a tattoo without parental consent. We'll also take you inside the process of removing a tattoo in "Unwanted Ink".The reasons some people choose this painful process may surprise you. And in "Unregulated Ink", we take you inside the life of a master tattoo artist and his fight to get better health and safety regulations in the industry.

September 4 - 7

Finding child care is a struggle for many families in Vancouver. Long waitlists and high prices are at the core of the problem. Join us for a special series this week on the Daycare Dilemma on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition and CBC Television. We'll profile innovative ideas and find out why they're not more widely used.

Tuesday September 4
The Early Edition: We'll take a tour of the Ritchie Bros. Auction facility and find out what makes their child care model work.

CBC News Vancouver: Corporate Care - Why do so few companies offer on-site child care for employees? We'll talk with a nurse trying to start one at St. Paul's Hospital and tour Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, one of the few successful facilities. Plus an expert explains why bylaws and restrictions make this option not feasible to many.
Wednesday September 5 
The Early Edition - We'll speak with Pam Preston, the Director of the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, to get the big picture on daycare safety issues.

CBC News Vancouver: Inadequate Inspection - Vancouver Coastal Health has just started publishing daycare inspection results online, but critics are arguing that they are flawed. We'll look into their claims that reports only cover bare basics and overlook quality concerns and why operators are worried they might be red-flagged for things they had already fixed. 

Thursday September 6 
The Early Edition - Victoria Sopik, the CEO of the expanding daycare chain Kids and Company, will join us to discuss the costs of private child care.

CBC News Vancouver: Costly Care - As Kids and Company opens its fifth facility in the Vancouver area, we tally up the costs of child care and debate whether the current $70/day prices of some private companies means that the goal of daycare at $10/day in British Columbia is unlikely.

Friday September 7
The Early Edition - CBC Vancouver reporter Steve Lus shares with us the details of the new timeshare-model at the UBC daycare facility and who can benefit from it.

CBC News Vancouver: Daycare Timeshare - We'll explore the new timeshare style daycare model being set up at UBC that is meant to benefit parents working part-time or from home. Plus, we'll investigate if child care companies could benefit from a similar model. 

Join The Early Edition's Rick Cluff for this special series on CBC Radio One

You can also tune in to CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm with hosts Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko for more on this special series. 
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Absolutely Vancouver celebrates BC talent in front of and behind the TV cameras. Tune in to see the best of BC on these dates, 7 pm Saturdays on CBC Television.

July 21: Wrestling with Attitude

No oil, mud, or Jell-O involved - two of Canada's top women wrestlers vie for spots on the 2012 Olympic team.

July 28: Jill Barber in Concert

Canadian chanteuse Jill Barber's stunning voice and original songs explore themes of love and romance with undeniably cool vibes.

August 4: 54-40 in Concert

Celebrating the 30 year musical legacy of one of Canada's all-time favourite bands, 54-40!

August 18: Generation Social: The Vancouver Network

Meet some of the most innovative pioneers, all Vancouverites, who are driving cultural change via the e-revolution of social media.

August 25: Dan Mangan, What Happens Next?

As Dan Mangan prepares to play the biggest show of his life, he reflects on fame, fate and destiny.

September 1: Cue the Muse

Celebrated painter Tiko Kerr, dancer Alexis Fletcher, and singer Colleen Rennison of No Sinner share the struggles and triumphs of living creatively.

CBC Special Programming


The Water's Edge


Beginning July 30th, tune into CBC Radio One's On The CoastCBC News Vancouver at 6 pm, and pick up this week's copy of Business in Vancouver for "The Water's Edge" - a special series of stories about recreational boating. Just how much does it cost to own and moor a boat in the Lower Mainland? We'll look at why it is so tough to find moorage in Vancouver and what that means for the many small businesses who rely on the recreational boating industry.  


Here's what we'll be looking at on On The Coast (weekdays on CBC Radio One from 3 - 6pm):


Monday July 30th: There's an old saying about owning a boat. It goes like this.  A boat is a hole in the water into which money is thrown. But just how much does it cost to own a boat in the lower mainland? The CBC's Jason D'Souza has the story.


Tuesday July 31st:

Looking for a slip? Join the club. Freelance journalist and CBC contributor Luke Brocki looks at the problems of a city of boaters desperate for marina space and suggests possible solutions to the shortage of mooring options.


Wednesday August 1st: There are hundreds of small businesses involved in the boating 'biz'. We'll introduce you to the nautical entrepreneurs who are selling the dream.


Thursday August 2nd: If you had a boat, what would you call it? 'The Sea-U-Later'? 'A Fish Too Far?' B.C.'s marinas are filled with strange and whimsically named boats. Meet the mariners & hear what's behind the names for their beloved boats.


CBC_Radio _One_Generic.jpgThe Invisible Hand - Special 10 week series on CBC Radio One beginning June 27th at 9:30am.

Virtually every choice we make in life is an economic choice. We have limited time, money and information. Every day, we parcel out these scarce resources in a never-ending series of choices.

Philosopher Adam Smith theorized that if people all made those choices with their own economic self-interest in mind, then a collective force would guide the marketplace to benefit the common good. This force... is the invisible hand.

The Invisible Hand is nothing like Economics 101 with dusty brittle theories. It's all about the murky gutsy interplay of human beings and how their individual behaviours adding up to a butterfly effect; silently but irrevocably altering the course of world affairs.

Guiding you on this radio journey is host Matthew Lazin-Ryder, a familiar voice from CBC Radio One's On the Coast.

The Invisible Hand airs on Wednesday's on CBC Radio One from June 27th - August 29th at 9:30am and Saturdays at 11:30am.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for CBC Gem Thumbnail 190 x 106.jpgCBC/Radio-Canada is decommissioning its over-the air analogue television transmission network on July 31, 2012.

If you use an antenna to watch television and receive an analogue signal from CBC Television or Télévision de Radio-Canada, you will need to change how you receive our TV services. Cable and satellite subscribers are not affected by this, nor are those who receive a digital over-the-air signal today. That means less than two percent of Canadians will be affected by the shutdown of our analogue system.

Learn more about the change and see if you are affected.
canadaday_thumbnail.jpgCanada turns 145 years young on Sunday, July 1 and CBC--Canada's network for Canada Day--celebrates the day with help from noted Canadian artists Feist, Simple Plan and Jully Black. Broadcasts also include live TV and radio coverage from Canada's Capital and special programming on CBC Radio, CBC Music and

Programming highlights include:

Canada Day  Show - Exclusive to CBC
Beginning at 9 a.m. PT., on CBC-TV, CBC News Network and, chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge anchors live coverage from Parliament Hill along with Heather Hiscox, bringing viewers a variety of musical performances (including Feist, Simple Plan and Jully Black), speeches by Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and a spectacular fly-past by the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. The Canada Day celebration also commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Anne-Marie Mediwake and Laurie Graham will report live from out in the crowd, anticipated to total around 150,000 revellers.

Canada Day in the Capital - Exclusive to CBC
CBC proudly presents a special broadcast showcasing exciting musical performances by rockers Simple Plan, R&B queen Jully Black and the 2012 JUNO Award-winner for Artist of the Year, Feist, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.A one-hour edition of the evening show will broadcast on CBC-TV and Radio-Canada at 9 p.m. (11:05 AT/11:30 NT), with special programs on ARTV and Espace Musique, which will air the show's best moments at 11 p.m. The show in its entirety will also broadcast live on CBC Radio 2 with host Tom Power, and, beginning at 5 p.m. PT. Plus, CBC Live will feature exclusive backstage interviews with many of the performers and other behind-the-scenes special content.

Related coverage and programming:
CBC News Network
Canada Day news coverage from across the country begins on CBC News Network, with special reports airing throughout the day beginning at 3 a.m. PT.

CBC Radio One
Live from Major's Hill Park in Ottawa, it's the CBC Songwriter Circle hosted by Meg Wilcox. The concert features performances by talented singer/songwriters from across Canada, including Deon Blyan, Ash Koley, Beth Moore, Jeffrey Piton, Bonnie Ste-Croix and David Vertesi. Celebrate Canadian music at the CBC Songwriter Circle, beginning at 12 p.m. on CBC Radio One.

CBC Music and CBC Radio 3
CBC Music presents the 'Summer Song Playlist'--your perfect Canada Day soundtrack featuring great summer songs selected by CBC Music listeners. And on CBC Radio 3, host Craig Norris plays listener picks for the "one song you'd play for someone to convince them to move to Canada."
CBCRadioOneGen blog post image.jpgCBC Radio took home 13 awards at the 2012 New York Festivals International Radio Awards. 

Terry O'Reilly's Age of Persuasion won the Grand Prize Award, while Q host Jian Ghomeshi won the Gold Award for best talk show host!

Overall, CBC Radio programs won more than a dozen award, and eight CBC- produced shows took home trophies, with Age of Persuasion, The Current, and The Sunday Edition winning multiple award.  The Debaters, Spark, and The Next Chapter were also recognized by the New York Festivals. 

The complete list of CBC Radio medal winners is as follows:

Grand Award:
Age of Persuasion - "The Happy Homemaker" - Business/Consumer Issues

Gold Awards:
Q with Jian Ghomeshi - "Kinky Friedman and Coldplay" - Best Talk Show Host
Tapestry - "Atheist Pastors" - Best Information/Documentary (Religious Programs)

Silver Awards:
Canada Reads 2011 - Best Special Event
The Current - "Remy's Wake" - Best News Documentary or Special
Inside The Music - "She Moves Between Worlds" - Best Information/Documentary (Culture & The Arts)
Age of Persuasion - "Luxury Advertising" - Best Writing
The Sunday Edition - "A Cruel Coincidence" - Best Information/Documentary Program (Health/Medical)
The Sunday Edition - "The Gristle in the Stew" - Best Information/Documentary Program (Heroes) *United Nations award winner

Bronze Awards:
The Debaters - "Weddings Are A Waste" - Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program
The Sunday Edition - "Unfinished Business" - Best Information/Documentary Program (National/International Affairs)
Dispatches  - "The Reunion of Rosa and Antonio" - Best Human Interest Story (News Reports/Features)
The Next Chapter - "North Words" - Culture and the Arts (Information/Documentary)

The Current - "Motherhood Interrupted" - Best Information/Documentary Program
*United Nations award winner
Spark - "Solar Gadgets" - Best Information/Documentary Program (Magazine Format)
Age of Persuasion - "Ageism in Advertising" - Business/Consumer Issues

Congratulations to all involved!
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Tune in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition with Rick Cluff from 5:30am - 8:37am and watch CBC News Vancouver at 6pm with hosts Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko for these special reports.

Monday, June 25 - Go Public with Kathy Tomlinson
We examine the security risks with medical data companies.

Tuesday, June 26 - CBC Investigates: Hot Metal Segment 1 - in partnership  with the Vancouver Sun
We'll reveal hidden camera footage of a dealer buying stolen wire, and even a telus phone booth! 
Wednesday, June 27 - Security Fines
B.C. securities commission is the worst in the country when it comes to not collecting fines. A victim of bad investment advice speaks out and we try to track the perpetrator down.

Tsunami States
How are Washington and Oregon managing their tsunami debris cleanup efforts?  What's washing up on the shores and why are they going out with Geiger counters? 

CBC Investigates: Hot Metal Segment 2 -We'll introduce you to a business that's had many thefts. Telus shows us their damage and repairs and how much these thefts are costing us. And, where is all the metal going?

Thursday, June 28 - CBC Investigates: Hot Metal Segment 3
We'll look into why the current bylaws aren't working. And will the new provincial laws fix the problem?
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3 nights. 9 films. 1 winner. You decide.

Short Film Face Off, Canada's only television magazine program to feature short films from across the country, returns to CBC Television for another season on June 16

Fimmakers from eight provinces compete to claim the title of Short Film Face Off champion.  You'll see stories about love, death, glory, cultural divides and artistic passion -all suitable for a family audience.  Watch Short Film Face Off every Saturday at 7pm for four consecutive weeks starting June 16.

Watch the show and vote for your favourite!

Here's the lineup of films and directors who will be featured this season:
British Columbia:  Hop The Twig - Kyle Rideout
Alberta: Secret Identity - Tyler MacIntyre
Manitoba: Lie Down and Die - Kyle Sanderson
Toronto/Western Ontario: The Scarf - Carla Veldman
Ottawa/Eastern Ontario: Moments - Jeremy Kennedy
Quebec: Mr. Crab - Faisal Lutchmedial
Quebec: The Letter - Zhi-Min Hu
Maritimes: Heart of Rhyme - Cory Bowles
Newfoundland: Not Over Easy - Jordan Canning

Visit for more information.

Tsunami Motorcycle-blogpost.jpg is looking for your pictures or video of tsunami debris from the 2011 Japanese Tsunami.  Experts estimate more than 1.5 million tonnes of tsunami debris is drifting across the Pacific Ocean toward the west coast and could continue to do so for years to come. has developed a feature called Tsunami: Lost and Found, displaying photos of found debris on B.Cs coastline. The public can upload photos and/or video along with a description of items they find at

Stay tuned for details on special programming around the tsunami debris found on our coastline on CBC Radio One in B.C. 

Ian Hanomansing blog photo.jpgVeteran anchor Ian Hanomansing will host expanded CBC News Now coverage from Vancouver.  The CBC News Now expansion is slated to launch Sept. 19 on the 24-hour news channel.

"It's going to be live in primetime Monday to Friday and it's going to be the only news program that's live from Vancouver in primetime across the country, so I think that's the most exciting thing," said Hanomansing. 

He said the expanded coverage will increase CBC News Network's ability to cover late-breaking news from Western Canada and around the world.

With more live programming than any other news network in Canada, CBC News Network is Canada's top source for breaking and up-to-the-minute news.

Read more about the expansion here.

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Once a week, from April 24 to May 29, CBC's Rebecca Makonnen hosts Rendez-Vous  on CBC Radio 2.

Each episode of Rendez-Vous features a meeting of two musicians from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, who come together to create and perform in a spirit of sharing and exploration.

April 24- Episode 1: Le Vent du Nord and Harry Manx

May 1- Episode 2: Alpha Yaya Diallo and Jérôme Minière

May 8- Episode 3: Kiran Ahluwalia and Alexandre Désilets

May 15- Episode 4: Alex Cuba and Salomé Leclerc

May 22-Episode 5: Elage Diouf and Johnny Reid

May 29-Episode 6: Bïa and David Myles  

Discover these exclusive recordings including original compositions, duets, and covers, all performed with true creativity and verve.

Visit and for exclusive videos from the sessions.

Special Series - May 8-11 Grey Area: The business of seniors care

seniors.jpgJoin us for a special series onThe Business of Seniors Care. Find out who's profiting, how best to navigate the system and the realities of residential care. All this and more on CBC Radio 1, CBC Television and online.

Tuesday May 8: The Early Edition - 6:40 am
Business in Vancouver's Joel McKay will join us for look at the Big Business of seniors care. We'll find out who's winning and who's losing in the push to a profit from a demographic tide.

BC Almanac - 12:30 pm
Margaret MacGregor of the UBC Faculty of Medicine has done research that shows for-profit companies deliver inferior care for seniors. David Hurford of the BC Care Providers Association says for profits serve a crucial role in the system. They'll discuss the issues and take listener calls on BC Almanac at 12:30.

CBC News Vancouver: 6pm on CHEK and after hockey on CBC Television
The reality of residential care. Who's paying what and the role of private operators in the public system.

Wednesday May 9: The Early Edition - 6:40 am
For Rebecca Maurer the sandwich generation experience came sooner than expected. The Early Edition's Geoff Turner shares her emotional experience in the worlds of public and private seniors care.

CBC News Vancouver: 6pm on CHEK and after hockey on CBC Television
Navigating the system. What is the process when a person needs residential care? How do you choose the best option?

Thursday May 10: The Early Edition - 6:40 am
The system of seniors care can be a nightmare to navigate. But that struggle has produced another business opportunity. Rick Cluff will talk to Barbara Kirby and learn just what a "Certified Professional Consultant on Aging" does for seniors.

CBC News Vancouver: 6pm on CHEK and after hockey on CBC Television
BC's Ombudsperson has issued hundreds of recommendations to improve the system. What is the government's response?

Friday May 11: The Early Edition - 7:10 am
All week we've heard about the difficulties of the system of seniors care. On Friday, Rick talks to Health Minister Mike DeJong about what the government is doing to make the system work. We'll get his thoughts on the role of private business in seniors care and we'll learn how the province is responding to the Ombudsperson's calls to action on senior's issues.

CBC News Vancouver: 6pm on CHEK and after hockey on CBC Television
Campuses of care. How to plan for the future so increasing health care needs don't mean uprooting your life.

To see extended video and an interactive map of long-term care facilities in the Lower Mainland, go to


Thumbnail image for Duncan Blog Image 250pxBeginning April 23rd, tune in for a week long special series:  Shxw'éyelh - Stories of Health and Healing in First Nations communities.  These stories are produced by UBC journalism students participating in CBC's Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities class where students are taught First Nations' ethics, histories and politics.

(Shxw'éyelh is a Halkomelem word that means "to be healthy")
Monday, April 23 - The Early Edition

Join CBC's Duncan McCue and UBC student Kate Adach as they talk about the series, the students and the stories.

Tuesday, April 24 - The Early Edition; On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North

How a young Squamish Nation woman is using traditional plant knowledge and academic expertise to restore wetlands and bring back the chocolate lily, a traditional staple food that could reduce diabetes.


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How a young Squamish Nation woman is using traditional plant knowledge and academic expertise to restore wetlands and bring back the chocolate lily, a traditional staple food that could reduce diabetes.


Wednesday, April 25 - The Early Edition, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
How Aboriginal grandparents raising their grandchildren are learning to care for kids diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, at a unique support group in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.


Thursday, April 26 - The Early Edition
Can Squamish Nation health workers and a provincial court judge --- working together in First Nations Court --- find better rehabilitation options for offenders with mental health and addiction issues?

Friday, April 27 - The Early Edition, On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
Welcome to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation daycare, where Halkomelem teachers are reconnecting youth to traditional language and culture, which experts link to community health and psychological well-being.


Friday, April 27 - Daybreak North
Meet the students learning to work as Health Care Assistants in First Nation communities, in a course designed for Aboriginal learners at the Native Education Centre in Vancouver.


Friday, April 27 - On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
We follow the Seabird Island Mobile Diabetes Clinic, which travels vast distances to remote First Nations across southern British Columbia, so patients can manage their disease without leaving home.

For more information on this series and Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities program at UBC please go to the Indigenous Reporting website.


CBC MUSIC has launched! It's our free new digital music service designed to connect Canadians to the music they love. With a choice of forty different web radio stations, fourteen genre-based communities, and music from nearly a thousand major and independent music companies, CBC MUSIC gives you access to the very best Canadian and international music. 

The CBC MUSIC experience is easy to navigate - just click to play. And the comprehensive service allows you to personalize your music experience in a variety of ways. You'll  have access to hundreds of concerts, blogs, playlists, including the following features: 

  • 40 web radio stations built from a library of millions of tracks of music.
  • 14 genre-based music communities.
  • CBC Radio 2 & CBC Radio 3 music
  • All the best music content from all CBC Programs including Q and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
  • CBC Personalities who guide Canadians through the infinite world of music with Programs & Podcasts
  • Artist pages on more than 25,000 independent artists with over 125,000 songs you can play whenever you want
  • Hundreds of recorded concerts and live sessions 
  • Unique content including articles, blogs and playlists, updated daily.
  • 'The Canadian Concert Calendar' maintained by artists - one of the largest Canadian concert calendars available
  • Plus the new CBC Music App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

CBC MUSIC is a place for music lovers to explore, discover and connect with other music fans. You can experience it here at  Follow on Twitter @cbc_music or check for updates on CBC Music Facebook

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As the 100th anniversary of one of the worst maritime disasters of all time approaches, CBC News is preparing a wide variety of uniquely Canadian features, reports and vignettes, plus special live coverage to air on CBC-TV, CBC News Network, CBC Radio One and online at

Live Coverage from Halifax - Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15:
On the day the Titanic began sinking 100 years ago, CBC News has live coverage of memorial events and performances from Halifax, with Rob Gordon and John Northcott (@jnorthcottcbc) reporting for TV and Stephen Puddicombe (@sdpuddicombe) reporting for Radio.

On the evening of April 14, The National  broadcasts live on CBC News Network, as a candlelight procession journeys from the Maritime Museum to the Grand Parade for an evening of performances, hosted by Gordon Pinsent. At 11:20 p.m. ET, when the ship began to sink, there will be a moment of silence. Then on April 15, at 2 p.m. ET, CBC News Network brings live coverage of the memorial service from the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where Titanic passengers are buried. 

Online Feature: 
CBC presents a collection of features, galleries and videos looking at the history of the Titanic, as well as its place in modern culture
The site will also have a programming guide, and links to Titanic features and coverage produced by CBC News's TV, radio and documentary teams. 


The Vancouver Canucks have been the story of the sports world this year, and as the 2012 NHL Playoffs approach, fans are hoping this is the year the elusive Stanley Cup will come home.

Once again, hosts Shane Foxman and Karin Larsen will take fans through every goal, save, penalty and nail biting moment, experience the post-game feel of the dressing rooms, show live coverage of scrums and press conferences and provide in-depth post game analysis each Saturday following Hockey Night in Canada's After Hours show, starting Saturday, March 3rd.

Foxman and Larsen will be joined by Canucks alumni Cliff Ronning as a frequent guest analyst, providing a player's insight into what's happening on and off the ice. Each show will have one host in studio, while the other is on location, including Foxman traveling with the team on the road. Fans will also have the chance to win exclusive weekly prize packs with Canucks gear and Ronning hockey sticks!

Seeking Stanley will be broadcast for the final six regular season Canucks home games on CBC beginning March 3rd from 10:30 PM to 11:00 PM PST.

Stay with us for CBC News Vancouver Weekend.

Follow us on Twitter at #seekingstanley

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.
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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. 

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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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.
Summer Olympic Athelete.jpgThe London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are less than a year away and our Canadian athletes have been training hard to prepare! 

On December 27th at noon, CBC Radio One presents "A Day in the Life...On the Road to the London Olympic Games"a one-hour special hosted by CBC Victoria's On The Island, Gregor Craigie. This special will be broadcast throughout BC.


The special follows athletes, from five different sports for one typical training day in Victoria as they prepare for the Summer Olympics 2012. Listeners will get an inside look at the lives of triathlete Simon Whitfield, diver Riley McCormick, rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee, wheelchair basketball player Jessica Vliegethart and 800 metre runner Lemlem Bereket Ogbasilassie. We'll follow them to the gym, the weight room, the track, the pool, physio and even at home with the family. 

Tune into your local CBC Radio One for this special as Gregor takes you through the exciting journey of the Canadian athletes On the Road to the London Olympic Games! 
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

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Come be part of this year's Angel Dedication Event at VGH this Thursday, December 15. Celebrate the many "Angels" around us and in our hospitals. 

Date:  Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time:  11:30am - 12:45pm
Place:  Winter Wonderland, Diamond Family Courtyard, Jim Pattison Pavilion,
Vancouver General Hospital, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Special Guest: Gloria MacarenkoCo-host, CBC News Vancouver

Thousands of dedicated Angels celebrating loved ones and honoring doctors and nurses are displayed on trees at VGH. The Angel Campaign helps fund critically-needed medical equipment and important research at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre. 

Visit to make a gift, dedicate an Angel and help decorate our tree.

LIVE Remote with The Early Edition at VGH


CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, with Rick Cluff  will also be broadcasting live from VGH tomorrow!  Join us from 5:30 - 8:30 am in the Winter Wonderland at the Diamond Family Courtyard. We'll be hearing from those who have and are spending their holidays in the care of VGH. The coffee and hot cocoa will be ready to go, dark and early tomorrow morning.

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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.

CBC British Columbia is also taking part in the series with local programming including The Early Edition and CBC News Vancouver.

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. 

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CBC Radio One presents Civic Election 2011. Tune in to your local CBC Radio One station to hear results from municipalities in your area.

Here in Vancouver, CBC On The Coast, Stephen Quinn will host the live special, starting at 8pm when the polls close. He will be joined by Cecilia Walters at the results desk, bringing you the outcome of voting from Whistler to Chilliwack.

You'll hear interviews with newly-elected and returning mayors, and analysis from our civic vote panellists - Frances Bula and Gordon Price.

For more information and updates on the coverage of Civic Election 2011, visit CBC's Election Connection website.

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.

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