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March 2013 Archives

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Meet our new Lieutenant Governor

Mark recently hosted the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards in Abbotsford where the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.was the featured speaker. She pointed out that after Toronto and Vancouver, Abbotsford is Canada's most culturally diverse city. The 11th annual awards were presented by Abbotsford Community Services.
(Photo: Rick Rake from Click Media Works)
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Federal Finance Minister Intervenes in Mortgage Rates

Cameron Muir, Chief Economist for the B.C. Real Estate Association, and mortgage broker Calum Ross weigh in.
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Debate over Proposed Trinity Western Law School

Law students across the country are campaigning against a proposed law school at Trinity Western University. They say the school's rules discriminate against gay people. 
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Federal Government's Oil Spill Response Plan

B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake on the federal government's oil spill response plan.
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Exciting beverage containment system

Wameesh Hamilton won the highly prized B.C.Almanac coffee cup after submitting a photo to the Listeners' Lens. Here he is having a sunny sip beside the Somass River at Port Alberni.
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Berry Crazy



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During his most recent appearance on the show, Master Gardener Brian Minter was asked for some of his favourite berry varieties to grow in B.C.

Strawberries: Albion, Hood, Totem, Sto:lo and he's very keen on a new Brazel Berry that can be grown in containers

Raspberries: Autumn Bliss, Heritage Fall Gold, Tulameen

Blackberries: Triple Crown, Black Satin

If you missed Brian's, click on our podcast to the right and download the MP3 or tune in for his next visit on Thursday, March 21st.

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Breaching Humpback

Photographer Brad Hill took this photo of a breaching Humpback in Johnstone Strait. He'll be on B.C. Almanac tomorrow (Tuesday) to tell us how he took it in low light, rainy conditions -- and he'll answer your photography questions. More of Brad's shots here.