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August 2012 Archives

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Ant attack

Assistant professor of entomology at Thompson Rivers University, Robert Higgins, on the European Fire Ant invasion of Oak Bay.

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Conservancy in crisis

Member of the board of directors of The Land Conservancy, Briony Penn, on The Land Conservancy's deepening financial crisis.

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Boosting at the Paralympics

Quadriplegic mountain climber, Brad Zdanifsky, on boosting and it's place in the Paralympics.

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Air racing

Writer, director and producer of the film Air Racers, Christian Fry, on the Imax film, and the sport it highlights.

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Mental health checkup

Executive director of mental health and addiction services for VIHA, Rebecca Harvey, and executive medical director of mental health and addiction services, Dr. Richard Crowe, on the state of health care services.

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Signing the Fringe

Khalil speaks with playwright/actor Ingrid Hansen and interpreter Katt Campbell about a special performance of Little Orange Man featuring sign language interpretation.

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Ferry cuts

Chair of the Ferry Advisory Commission for Salt Spring Island, Harold Sweirenga, on what BC Ferries' cuts could mean for the smaller routes.

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Superseding Savoie

Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at UVic, Michael Prince, on what to expect in the upcoming Victoria by-election.

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How to publish an e-book

How to be an e-book author: Nicola Furlong offers pointers on how to publish your own - just like Martyn Brown, a former aide to Premier Gordon Campbell.

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Denise Savoie reflects on career

Denise Savoie reflects on her political career in a conversation just days after the unexpected announcement that she will resign as NDP MP for Victoria.

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Denise Savoie retiring

Deputy leader of the NDP, and MP for Vancouver East, Libby Davies, on Denise Savoie retiring from politics.

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Enduring alcoholism

NDP MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill, Carole James, and her son, Evan James, tell us the story of his recovery from alcoholism.

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Summer wasps

Curator of entomology at the Royal BC Museum, Rob Cannings, on our pesky summer visitors: wasps.

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Alpine spiders

Kootenay reporter, Bob Keating, on B.C.'s spider species.

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Cyberbullying

Assistant professor of educational psychology at UVic, Kevin Runions, on cyberbullying.

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Wandering wolf

Conservation officer for Southern Vancouver Island, Peter Pauwels, on the whereabouts of the island hopping coastal wolf.

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Tuesday

Sailing the strait. We'll take a closer look at the history of the Juan de Fuca strait with the author of a new book.

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Yoga pants go to court

Yoga pants may not be suitable courtroom wear, but they are a current topic of courtroom discussion. Susan Scafidi, who teaches fashion law at Fordham University in New York City, talks about Vancouver yogawear maker Lululemon's lawsuit against Calvin Klein for allegedly copying their style.

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Layritz comes close in World Series

It was oh so close for Victoria's Layritz junior girls softball team. On Saturday the Victoria team came within one win of becoming the first Canadian team to win the Little League Softball World Series in Kirkland, Washington. Khalil talks about the experience with team manager Paul Tucker and shortstop/pitcher Hailey Young. 

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Derelict demolition

President of Andrew Sheret Limited, Brian Findlay, on the demolition of the Holiday Court Motel.

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Mental maintenance

President of the Society for the Development of Treatment Services, Jean Oliver, on the deficiencies in mental health services, and the barriers to getting help.

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A green get-together

Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, on the 2012 Green Party National Convention.

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Ipad police

Constable Mike Russell of the Victoria Police Department, on how a stolen ipad lead to a large cache of stolen property and drugs.

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Shark fin bans

Associate professor in economics at UVic, Daniel Rondeau, on the recent bylaws banning shark fin soup.

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A few bad apples

Organizer of the Saltspring Island Apple Festival, Harry Burton, on why the popular apple festival has been cancelled this year.

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History in motion

Head of Black Horse Contracting, Mike Sweet, on moving the Richmond Court Apartments to Rockland.

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Migration modification

Bird researcher, Ann Nightingale, on the shifting migratory patterns of the Rufous hummingbird.

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Red tide warning

Federal fisheries biologist Elysha Gordon talks about about the increased risk of potentially fatal Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, or red tide, in shellfish gathered from the waters around Vancouver Island. 

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Racing for the hospital

Motocross rider Jay Cissell recounts a nasty spill at the Westshore Motocross Park on Sunday in which he and another rider were injured.

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Boycotting Disney at the video store

Canada's video rental stores have launched a boycott campaign against Disney. Bryan Davis, the co-owner of Sooke Video to Go, explains why. 

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Helping homeless kids on the West Shore

Bill McElroy talks about why a local group is trying to create a home for homeless kids in Langford and Colwood, and why all they need is a piece of land.

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Frustration at pipeline hearings

The Joint Review Panel for the proposed enbridge pipeline is meant to help people have their voices heard, but some are unhappy with the process. Sarah De Leeuw, an assistant professor with the Northern Medical Program at UBC, talks about her experience. Annie Roy, spokesperson for the Joint Review Panel, responds.

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Hesjedal's homecoming celebration

Peerless in Pink: Giro D'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal gets the hero's welcome in Victoria. We'll get the details about the celebration and a new organization called Ryder's Cycling Society of Canada.

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Unelected appointees to handle sewage plan

Langford Councillor and CRD director Denise Blackwell talks about choosing an unelected panel to oversee the building of the new sewage treatment system being proposed for the Victoria area, at a cost of almost 800 million dollars.

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Fish farm fight goes to top court

Can First Nations be considered a "class" with a common claim for rights such as protection of salmon stocks? The B.C. Court of Appeal says no. Bob Chamberlain, chief of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation, talks about plans to appeal that ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Olympic potential

Director of the Centre for Biomedical Research and Rehabilitation Neuroscience Lab at UVic, Paul Zehr, on the limits of the human body, and the future of the Olympics.

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TEDx seeks speakers

Director of Speaker Curation for TEDx Victoria, John Mardlin, on TEDx Victoria, and the hunt for speakers.

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Carriage commotion

Owner of Tally Ho Carriage Tours, Larry Friedlander, on Victoria's horse-drawn carriage industry.

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Government's pipeline standards

Jeremy Symons, from the National Wildlife Foundation's Conservation and Education Programs, comments on the B.C. government's standards for the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.

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Senior tries fourth round-world sail

Jeanne Socrates, at 70 the oldest woman to sail solo around the world, talks about her fourth attempt for a non-stop global circumnavigation.

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Harper cabinet gets pipeline say

Environmental lawyer Josh Paterson discusses the federal government's move to give cabinet the final say on the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal.
 
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VicPD chief defends license monitoring

Smile, you're on candid camera - or at least your car license plate is - with a new program in use by Victoria police. Victoria police Chief Jamie Graham responds to  concerns that are being raised about the program and potential privacy infringement.

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Touring an aeronautical legend

The CBC's Sterling Eyford gets a tour of a Harvard Training Aircraft - the first plane of every RCAF pilot in the 40s and 50s.

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You can get a close-up look at the Harvard trainer airplane at the BC Aviation Museum's annual Open House Saturday, Aug, 4.
The hangar doors open at 10 a.m. Admission is by donation.

For more information go to bcam.net

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Tracing Victoria's origins

A hundred and fifty, but she doesn't look a day over a hundred: We hear about some of the surviving traces of 1862 Victoria, from local history writer Danda Humphries.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Blue Bridge theatre director Jacob Richmond talks about the new production of "Little Shop of Horrors" in Victoria.

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RCMP defends license-plate monitoring

The head of the RCMP's traffic services talks about why police are snapping pictures of license plates around Victoria with their new automated surveillance technology.

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Carbon credit scheme challenged

Is B.C.'s carbon-credit program reducing the risk of climate change, or just lining the pockets of big corporations with taxpayer dollars? Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says the program isn't working.

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