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.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 18, 2014 Independent Review of Mount Polley, Public vs. Private SchoolAug 18, 2014 | 45:49B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett announces two independent reviews following Mount Polley tailings pond failure. And with two weeks to Labour Day, and no labour peace, we look at the steadily growing enrolment in independent schools.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 15, 2014 Mining future and Mount Polley. Craft BeerAug 15, 2014 | 46:48Karina Brino, CEO and President of the Mining Association of B.C. and Mary Polak, Minister of Environment and Chief Bernie Mack on the Mount Polley breach and impact on mining projects moving forward. And Joe Wiebe, the thirsty writer, on the craft beer b
BC AlmanacAUGUST 15, 2014 Is there decriminalization momemtum. And Brian MinterAug 14, 2014 | 46:57Mark Haden,adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health and Dr. Evan Wood on whether BC Court of Appeal decision this morning is another signal of momentum towards decriminalizing marijuana. And gardening
BC AlmanacAUGUST 13, 2014 Violent video games. Foreign accreditation recognitionAug 13, 2014 | 46:07Kimberly Voll, Professor Game Design, Centre for Digital Media and Jesse Miller founder of Mediatedreality.com on the Vancouver Skytrain based video game Main street Massacre. And SUCCESS CEO Queenie Choo on new federal money to help with foreign accredit
BC AlmanacAUGUST 12, 2014 Robin Williams death. And Facebook app concernsAug 12, 2014 | 46:35Joti Samra, clinical psychologist and Dr. Tyler Black, suicidologist and psychiatrist at BC Children's on the death of Robin Williams. And Alexandra Samuel, Vice-President of Social Media, Vision Critical
on concerns around Facebook message app.
BC AlmanacAUGUST 11, 2014 Mount Polley call for inquiry. Small town ambulance serviceAug 11, 2014 | 46:08Stephen Hume, columnist from the Vancouver Sun on call for independent inquiry into Mount Polley mine tailings breach. Mines Minister Bill Bennett as well. And tragic death of Queen Charlotte City man who had heart attack and ambulance took over an hour.