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January 2013 Archives

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A hub's reputation

Nanaimo RCMP aren't happy about a 'drug hub' label dubbed by local media. We'll talk to them for some extra perspective on the city's drug scene.

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Thursday

We'll hear from a reporter who's been following the Queen of the North trial this week.

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The extraordinary elephant seal

Going down deep with the elephant seal. We take a look at this most incredible of seals.

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Life in the high atmosphere

Up, up and away. A look at life in the high atmosphere.

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An Idle No More app

There's an app for many things, but not one to coordinate a nation-wide social justice movement. Until now. We meet a B.C. man who's working on developing an app for Idle No More.

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Wednesday

Take My Advice, I Can't. That's the name of a documentary that will be screened at the Victoria Film Fest. We'll meet the Victoria-based director and hear the story of an unlikely motivational speaker who traveled to the Sahara and beyond.

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Workplace perfectionists

Are perfectionists every boss's dream, or every colleague's nightmare? Our resident workplace psychologist looks at the pros and cons of the office over-achiever.

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Feral cat therapy

If you are a child or teen feeling discriminated against or bullied, a feral kitten might be all you need. We go to Sooke to find out about an innovative therapeutic program that helps youth and animals alike.
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That Face

Monica Prendergast reviews Langham Court Theatre's production of 'That Face'.

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Speaking in Tongues

Monica Prendergast reviews the Belfry production of Speaking in Tongues


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Canada gun laws

As President Obama moves to toughen up gun laws in the States, how are gun owners in Canada responding? We hear from the President of Canada's National Firearms Association.

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Tuesday

Some people collect stamps. Other people collect fruit.  Today our food columnist meets a Florida botanist with a growing collection of avocados.

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Victoria spending cuts

The City of Victoria wants to limit spending increases but in order to do it they need to make some cuts.We hear from councillor Chris Coleman about what's on the block.

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The Child in the City

What does a child-friendly city look like? There's a lot of talk about community planning in Victoria but not usually from the perspective of the wee ones. We take a look at a new planning project aptly named, 'The Child in the City'.

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Victoria city councillor Geoff Young

With details of the contract to build the new Johnson Street Bridge out in the open, we hear why one city councillor who has been a steady critic of the project voted in favour of moving ahead despite the risks.

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Haida Gwaii totem carver

"Sacred-One-Standing-and-Moving" is the name of the first new totem pole being carved in Gwaii Haanas region for over a hundred years. We'll talk to the artist and UVIc alumni Jaalen Edenshaw.

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Johnson Street Bridge contract

We spoke to Victoria councillor Lisa Helps about the city's decision to make the Johnson Street Bridge contract public.

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The future of Dockside Green

Development consultant Gene Miller looks at what could be in the cards for future development at Dockside Green, now that original plans appear to be at a standstill.

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Political Panel: Idle No More and Auditor General No More

The Political Panel looks at the dumping of John Doyle and the power of First Nations protest as Idle No More and a chief's hunger strike force a meeting with the Prime Minister. 

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The Tofino mayoral by-election

A candidate's late decision to step out of the Tofino mayoral race has left the municipal by-election up in the air.

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Remembering P.K. Page

Victoria poet P.K. page died three years ago. This week the writing community will gather to remember her. We hear from biographer Sandra Djwa.

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Privacy director Vincent Gogolek

One card to rule them all. We speak with a privacy advocate about the potential problems with a combined health and driver's license for B.C. residents.

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Tsunami alert delay

Provincial emergency officials are being criticized the time it took to alert the public about a possible tsunami this past weekend. We find out what happened.

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Leonard Cohen has announced a second North American leg for his Old Ideas world tour with a March 6th concert in Victoria at Save-On-Foods Arena. CBC Music wants to give you the chance to get your tickets first with an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale on January 27th.

http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2013/1/Leonard-Cohen-pre-sale-new-dates-for-Old-Ideas-tour



Monday On the Island: 

It's been 130 years since the last totem pole was carved in the Gwaii Haanas region. We'll hear from Haida artist and UVic alumni Jaalen Edenshaw about the new pole he is carving.

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A spreading flu

As the kids get back to school, we get the need-to-know info to protect them from what's going around including the norovirus that has spread across the lower mainland and hit an elder care facility on Salt Spring Island.

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Mental illness on the silver screen

We find out about a new course that explores mental illness as portrayed in cinema.

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Is Uptown the new downtown?

Building a new downtown. We find out why the Uptown shopping centre in Saanich is worth almost three hundred million dollars.

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Enbridge presenter Bill Eisenhauer

Bringing the pipeline to the Provincial Capital. We go inside the Victoria hearings into Enbridge's controversial plan to build a pipeline to the B.C. coast.

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Wednesday

Shoring up the wall. We'll talk to the Ministry of Transportation about their inspection of the rockface above the Malahat after two recent rockfalls.

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Car-sharing goes corporate

With the bid by Avis for Zipcar, Andrew MacDonald of Victoria Car Share talks about the changes in the industry since this city became home to North America's first car-share co-op in the 1990s.

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Foreclosures rise as home values fall

As the latest BC assessment figures confirm the decline in home values, Nanaimo realtor Rick Horsland talks about the rise in property foreclosures on the Island.

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Protecting the pipeline presenters

As if the proposal to build a pipeline to ship oil from Alberta to the coast wasn't controversial enough. Now organizers of the Victoria hearings have come up with a plan, to keep the protestors away from the presenters.

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2013 property assessments

What's your home worth this year? We speak to an assessor for the Capital Region about the drop in 2013 property values.

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Enbridge pipeline hearings

Public hearings into the proposal to ship petroleum from Alberta to Kitimat come to Victoria this week. The pipeline is controversial, and now even the hearings themselves are controversial. We find out why.

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Idle No More

What's next for the Idle No More movement that's been bringing First Nations concerns to shopping centres across the country? We hear from Cowichan Tribes elder Joe Thorne.

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Monday

They thought they were covered by their travel insurance. So why are Canadian seniors facing six figure medical bills for treatment in the U.S.? 

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Tree chipping

The BC Lions Society's annual Chip In for the Kids returns this weekend. Both Saturday and  Sunday people can dispose of their Christmas tree in an environmentally-friendly manner at one of six recycling depots around Greater Victoria. Money raised goes to support Vancouver Island Easter Seals House.  Lions Club members and volunteers  will be accepting Christmas trees in exchange for a donation at the following locations between 10am to 4pm:     

Tillicum Shopping Centre

·        Broadmead Village Shopping Centre

·        Safeway - Fort & Foul Bay location

·        Westshore Town Centre

·        University Heights Shopping Centre

·        Sooke Home Hardware

BC Forest Discovery Centre (Duncan)

 

Only live, cut Christmas trees can be accepted (no artificial or potted trees) and decorations and tinsel must be removed.