BC AlmanacSEPT 09, 2014 BCTF Pres Jim Iker on strike. Early onset Alzheimer'sSep 8, 2014 | 46:57Two grade twelve students, CBC's Stephen Smart and Jim Iker, President of the BCTF on the on-going strike. And Barbara Lindsay from the Alzheimer's Association of BC on early onset Alzheimer's.
BC AlmanacSEPT 05, 2014 How will strike end. University or trade school for post secondarySep 5, 2014 | 45:01Ritu Mayhill, labor and employment lawyer and former vice chair of the Labour Relations Board on how essential service is decided and what the options are to end the dispute. And Blanca Schorcht
Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UNBC and
BC AlmanacSEPT 04, 2014 Class composition and accomodating special needs studentsSep 4, 2014 | 47:36Dr. Shirley McBride, education consultant, and Faith Bodnar of Inclusion B.C. on the challenges of accomodating special needs students in our public schools.
BC AlmanacSEPT 03, 2014 Tutoring options during strike. Bob McDonald of Quirks and QuarksSep 3, 2014 | 46:20Krishna Pendakur, professor of economics, Simon Fraser University
and Ann Thorpe coordinator, Teachers' Tutoring Service on staying on top of school work during strike. And Bob McDonald, host of Quirks and Quarks on the launch of season number forty.
BC AlmanacSEPT 2, 2014 No first day of school. Over-prescription of drugs reportSep 2, 2014 | 46:02Wayne Ross, UBC Education Professor on the negotiating positions in the teachers' strike plus two high school students who are protesting.
Tom Perry from UBC Therapeutic Initiative on report on over-prescription of drugs.
BC AlmanacSEPTEMBER 1, 2014 No school tomorrow as teachers talks stallSep 1, 2014 | 47:59School won't be starting on time. Over the weekend, mediator Vince Ready walked out of talks with the BCTF and BCPSEA, saying both sides are still too far apart.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 29, 2014 Cost of distracted driving, Andrew Chang joins CBC Vancouver, Canoeing through B.C.Aug 29, 2014 | 47:37ICBC is linking a proposed rate increase to the increased costs of distracted driving. Mark Forsythe speaks with Andrew Chang, the new anchor of CBC Vancouver's supper-hour TV news. Author Sanford Osler drops by for a conversation about paddling in B.C.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 28, 2014 Two-week truce proposed in teachers' dispute, Brian Minter drops by for the harvestAug 28, 2014 | 48:11The government has proposed a two-week truce in the teachers' labour dispute to get students back to school on time, but the BCTF hasn't accepted. And master gardener Brian Minter takes your questions.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 27, 2014 Aquarium takes Park Board to court over cetaceans, police review interactions with people with mental illnessAug 27, 2014 | 47:19The Vancouver Aquarium is taking the Park Board to court over its ban on breeding captive dolphins and whales. And a new report in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police looks at interactions between police and the mentally ill.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 26, 2014 Teachers strike continues, calls for national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous womenAug 26, 2014 | 48:08One week until the start of class, there's little hope school will start in September. And calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women have been renewed following the death of 15-year old Tina Fontaine in Manitoba.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 25, 2014 Earthquake preparedness, concussions in sportsAug 25, 2014 | 47:49A 6.0 magnitude earthquake along the North California coast has served as a reminder that a big quake could hit B.C. any time. And a group is calling on Canadian sporting organizations to take a comprehensive approach to concussion care.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 22, 2014 Port of Metro Vancouver approves coal expansion, a bounty of salmon this yearAug 22, 2014 | 44:34The Port of Metro Vancouver has approved a massive coal terminal at the Fraser Surrey Docks. It will process 4 million tonnes of thermal coal each year. And it's a shaping up to be a good year for salmon in many parts of the province.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 21, 2014 Coal terminal approved, navigating natural medicine, regulating dronesAug 21, 2014 | 45:58The Port of Metro Vancouver has approved a controversial coal terminal expansion at the Fraser Surrey Docks. Two "doctors of natural medicine" are under fire by naturopaths who say they're misrepresenting themselves. And should drones be regulated?
BC AlmanacAUGUST 21, 2014 The right to die, hiking safelyAug 20, 2014 | 46:50A Bowen Island has reignited the debate around assisted suicide by taking her own life. And with a number of close calls in B.C.'s wilderness this week, we get tips on hiking safely.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 19th, 2014 TSB releases final report into Lac Mégantic, benching memorial benchesAug 19, 2014 | 46:14The Transportation Safety Board is making a number of recommendations following its final report into the Lac Mégantic disaster. And some communities are looking at changing the wording for memorial benches, saying some people find them depressing.