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December 2012 Archives

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Racy video sparks debate

Is there a right way way and a wrong way to acknowledge sexual orientation in the classroom? We hear about a recent debate at Brentwood Elementary.

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Remembering the fall of Hong Kong

Marking a painful anniversary for Canadian veterans at this joyous time of year. We hear about the fall of Hong Kong in 1941 from local historian Chandar Sundaram.

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Political Panel: Ice bombs and missing women

The  political panel looks at the report of the Missing Women's Inquiry and falling "ice bombs" on the brand-new Port Mann Bridge. 

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Ocean centre faces revenue crunch

Angus Matthews at The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre talks about the challenges in finding ways to boost visitor numbers and revenues to keep their facility afloat.  

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The "People" propose

Sell the conference centre, close bars early, cut the communications department. We'll talk with Councillor Lisa Helps about the "People's" proposals for trimming Victoria's budget.

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A transit update

The Santa Bus is coming to town , but local bus drivers say there's no good cheer at the negotiating table with BC Transit. We find out what could be ahead in their dispute.

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Searching for Emma Fillipoff








The search for Victoria woman Emma Fillipoff continues. We hear from her mother Shelley.
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Filmmaker Patrick Bensen

Finding their identity. We meet a Victoria filmmaker who explores the world of First Nations members whose ancestors abandoned their North American roots and resettled in Europe more than a century ago.

Watch the film Finding I.D. Entity

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The PETA Christmas campaign

Would you eat your cat? It's a question that some are hoping may make people steer clear of the Christmas turkey. We talk about a current PETA campaign.

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Victoria Homeless Partners

We  hear what Victoria's homeless citizens are hoping for this Christmas.

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Victoria Critics Choice Awards

The critics have spoken. Find out which shows were voted as Victoria's best theatre of the last year? We present the annual Critics Choice Awards.

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SET DESIGN

* John Ferguson and Tamara Marie Kucheran, And Slowly Beauty

Ian Rye, Mary's Wedding

Mary Kerr, Euridyce

Patrick Du Wors, Little Shop of Horrors

COSTUME DESIGN

* Susan Ferguson & Di Madill, The Drowsy Chaperone

Patricia Reilly, Of Mice & Men

Erin Macklem, On The Edge

Patrick Du Wors, Little Shop of Horrors

SOUND DESIGN

* Brooke Maxwell, And Slowly Beauty . . .

Donna Williams and Alan MacKenzie, The Drowsy Chaperone

Brian Linds, Of Mice & Men

Neil Ferguson, Euridyce

LIGHTING DESIGN

* Rebekah Johnson, Of Mice & Men

Bryan Kenney, Euridyce

Michael Walton, And Slowly Beauty . . .

Alan Brodie, Mary's Wedding

DIRECTION

* Michael Shamata, And Slowly Beauty . . .

Roger Carr, The Drowsy Chaperone

Brian Richmond, Of Mice & Men

Glynis Leyshon, God of Carnage

PERFORMANCE IN A COMMUNITY PRODUCTION

* Melissa Blank, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg / Crackwalker [both]

Kyle Kushnir, The Drowsy Chaperone

Nick Sepi, The Foreigner

Naomi Simpson, Beauty Queen of Leenane

PERFORMANCE IN A PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION

* Dennis Fitzgerald, And Slowly Beauty . . .

David Ferry, Of Mice & Men

Gary Farmer, Of Mice & Men

Jackie Richardson, Big Mama

MUSICAL PRODUCTION

* The Drowsy Chaperone, Victoria Theatre Guild

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Chemainus Theatre

Big Mama, Belfry

Little Shop of Horrors, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

BEST NEW PLAY

* Kitt and Jane

Mary's Wedding

Cougar Annie Tales

The Adversary

OVERALL PRODUCTION (COMMUNITY)

* The Drowsy Chaperone, Victoria Theatre Guild

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Theatre Inconnu

Euridyce, Phoenix

Shining City, Theatre Inconnu

OVERALL PRODUCTION (PROFESSIONAL)

* And Slowly Beauty . . ., Belfry

Mary's Wedding, Pacific Opera Victoria

Of Mice & Men, Blue Bridge

God of Carnage, Belfry

FRINGE PRODUCTION

* Hanafuda Denki

Fear Factor: Canine Edition

Bookworm

The Tenant Haimovitz

THANK GOD THEY WERE COMPS!

* Rookery Nook, Phoenix Theatre

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The case for closing food banks

Do food banks perpetuate poverty? Two community activists talk about our growing dependence on them, and how to shut them down.

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Political Panel: Weaver's claim and debt warning

The political panel looks at climate scientist Andrew Weaver's allegations of NDP pressure to pull out as a Green Party candidate, and the alarm sounded by a prominent credit rating agency about the state of the province's debt. 

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Monday

Some pets have it rough at Christmas because their owners can't afford their upkeep. To help our furry and feathered friends, a pet food bank has opened up. We'll fetch it for you.

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Buried oil tanks

We get the lowdown on the risks and liabilities of buried oil tanks, from the guy who does the job of finding and hauling them out of the ground.

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First Nations pit cooking

Reviving a First Nations tradition, one stomach at a time. Pit cooking was used to help create a First Nations feast this week in Esquimalt. We visit the scene.

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Thursday

The up-island press review with Madeline Green.

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Gidi Nahshon's journey

Retracing a father's steps. We hear why a Victoria son of a holocaust survivor journeyed back to the Slovakian town where his father's nightmare began.

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VIATeC gives back

Digging deep to help their community. We hear about how Victoria-area technology companies raised almost ninety thousand dollars for the food bank and the difference it will make.

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Island hospital workers job action

What's ahead in the labour dispute that cancelled surgeries and diagnostic procedures on the Island last week? We get an update on negotiations and the rotating strikes by the Health Sciences Association of B.C.

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The Sound of Music

It's like a greatest hits from the golden age of Broadway as well as a Christmas favourite. David Lennam Victoria Operatic Society's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

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Tuesday

Retracing a father's steps. We hear why a Victoria son of a holocaust survivor journeyed back to the Slovenian town where his father's nightmare began.

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CBC Food Bank Day: Reaching out

A former food bank client talks about the difficulty at first of asking for help from The Mustard Seed, and how her life changed when she did.

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Political Panel: Will Dix favour labour?

As the NDP continues to hold a commanding lead in opinion polls, the Political Panel discusses whether labour policy would tilt in favour of the union movement under an Adrian Dix government. 

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Medical Tourism:

Risks for B.C. transplant tourists

Vancouver nephrologist Dr. Jagbir Gill talks about patients with advanced kidney disease who travel overseas to buy a replacement organ on the black market at great risk to themselves - and the donors.

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Saanich farmer Rob Galey

When a robber steals from you, call the cops. When geese and deer steal from you, who do you call? We'll speak to fed-up farmer Rob Galey.

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No heat for homelessness

Turning off the heat. We find out why the Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness is asking you to live in the cold for a day.

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Most important CBC news story

Help us decide which BC news story was the most important of the year. Visit cbc.ca/bc and click on the link to view our top 10 nominees.

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Return of the Brown Pelican

Why a sudden resurgence of Brown Pelicans in Victoria? We'll ask a birder why so many are being spotted on our shores.

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Against the Trans Mountain pipeline proposal

If someday you see more oil tankers in our waters, it could be because of a proposal to build a pipelines to a marine terminal in Burnaby. Public meetings about that proposal are being held right now on the Island. We'll find out what those in oppostion have to say.

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In support of the Trans Mountain pipeline

Plans to build the Northern Gateway pipeline is getting all the publicity, but there is another pipeline proposal out there. Public meetings about the Trans Mountain pipeline have started on Vancouver Island. We hear from Michael Davies of the company hoping to build it.

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Great Christmas books

Dickens' A Christmas Carol is one of the most famous holiday stories but there are plenty of other out there as well. Gregor finds out more from Sarah Harrison, the Children's Librarian at the Greater Victoria Library Saanich Centennial branch.

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Nurse union head Debra McPherson

Health officials told us it was a critical issue of patient safety. But now they've backed away from telling health care workers they must get flu shots or wear masks while at work. Is this a victory of workers' rights or a compromise that could imperil pateint health.

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A Christmas Carol's enduring appeal

Gregor finds out about why Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas story has such enduring appeal, with UVic english professor Lisa Surridge.

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Vital statistics go online

Digging into the past. We take a look at a new database of B.C. early government statistics that is now available for free online.

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Kafka the Musical

Monica Prendergast reviews Theatre Inconnu's production of Kafka the Musical.

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