Ron MacLean on mental health, Courtenay homeless shelter, the Ledge Guys and super-trees
Hockey night in Canada host Ron MacLean is in town this weekend as master of ceremonies for the Courtnall Celebrity Classic, a fundraiser for mental health services in Victoria.
The hockey-playing Courtnall brothers lost their father, Archie, in the 1970s, to suicide caused by depression. MacLean talks about the Courtnalls and sports celebrities such as Steve Nash, and shares his thoughts on mental illness.
Murray Presley is one of three Courtenay councillors who walked out of a meeting this week over the proposal to local a downtown homeless shelter across from City Hall. He explains his reasons.
What is "open government" anyway? CBC legislative reporters Jeff Davies and Stephen Smart talk about access to government information, the possible reappointment of Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond as Representative for Children and Youth, and the premiers' meeting.
UVic scientist Dr. Christoph Borchers describes how new research at the university on genetics and proteins could lead to discoveries ranging from the creation of super-trees to a cure for diabetes.