Political Panel on shipbuilding and Pickton inquiry, running for children with cancer, opposing a visit by a former Chilean `torture ship` and Baby Molly`s treatment update
The political panel looks at the cost of winning federal shipbuilding contract and of the inquiry into the Pickton murders.
Premier Christy Clark wants Ottawa to award one of two multi-billion dollar shipbuilding contracts to the West Coast. But how feasible is it in a province that had its newest passenger ferries built in Germany?
Meanwhile the government appears to be balking at the expansion of the inquiry into Vancouver's "missing women" investigation, an inquiry headed by former B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal.
The panel also looks at Green Leader Jane Sterk's plan to run in Victoria-Beacon Hill, the seat held by former NDP leader Carole James.
"Sole Sisters" women's running group holds a fundraising 1K and 5K run Sunday June 12 to benefit Island children's cancer treatment. Organizer Mena Westhaver gives details of the kid-friendly event and discusses her family's experience since her 8-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia.
The 5K run goes through Cuthbert Holmes Park in Saanich. Registration for the race is on tomorrow at Tillicum Mall.
A former torture ship from Chile comes to Victoria's harbour this summer and a local group wants local authorities to refuse to host it. Gregor speaks with Carlos Flores about the Esmeralda.
Baby Molly Campbell wasn't even a month old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Her struggle has uprooted her family, and captured the sympathy of people on the island. She is about to receive a bone marrow transplant. Gregor speaks with her father Dave Campbell.