BC AlmanacNew VGH lung cancer screening program aims for early detectionAug 27, 2015 | 24:07Despite smoking rates falling across Canada, the death rate from lung cancer is holding steady at 80 per cent. Dr. John Yee of Vancouver General Hospital believes early detection is key, and he hopes a new detection and prevention regimen could help.
BC AlmanacWait lists for B.C. French immersion programs continue to growMar 31, 2015 | 19:51More parents than ever seem to want to enroll their children in French immersion schools, but many students in B.C. are being turned away due to a lack of space, resources and qualified teachers.
BC AlmanacB.C. sex-ed curriculum should keep up with Ontario's, expert sayMar 2, 2015 | 24:18Sexual health educator Saleema Noon is applauding Ontario's changes to its sex-ed curriculum, saying a similar update to B.C.'s curriculum should have happened long ago.
BC AlmanacEducation expert says deeper discussions about anti-bullying needed.Feb 25, 2015 | 25:40People across B.C. are donning pink to combat bullying, but a Simon Fraser University expert says Pink Shirt Day means little if the root cause of bullying isn't addressed.
BC AlmanacFavourite places to visit in Haida GwaiiJun 20, 2014 | 22:44There's no denying the islands of Haida Gwaii are incredibly unique. Jason Alsop sits on the Archipelago Management Board, which oversees Gwaii Haanas, and listeners share their favourite things to see and do on the islands.
BC AlmanacJULY 04, 2014 AirBNB and hotel tax. Sailing on BC's coastJul 4, 2014 | 46:53Paul Vallee, Executive VP at Tourism Vancouver and Sheila Malcolmson, Chair of the Gulf Islands Trust on issues related to AirBNB. And Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones on sailing the BC coast.
BC AlmanacJULY 30, 2014 B.C. Labour market. Pride week.Jul 30, 2014 | 46:09Christian St. Cyr, publisher of the BC Labour Market Report on bridging the gap between the unemployed and the jobs available. And Dara Parker, Executive Director, QMunity B-C's Queer Resource Centre on victories and challenges.
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 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 AlmanacJAN. 6, 2015 Getting lost in the B.C. wild. Family doctor shortage.Jan 6, 2015 | 46:34Mike Nash, author of Outdoor Safety & Survival, on how to avoid getting lost in the wilderness. Dr. David Snadden, executive associate dean of education at UBC's Faculty of Medicine, on the shortage of family doctors in B.C.
BC AlmanacJay Ingram pens new book on the history of Alzheimer's diseaseFeb 25, 2015 | 22:47Scientist Jay Ingram's latest book The End of Memory: A Natural History of Alzheimer's and Aging is a personal and professional observation of the impact of the disease.
BC AlmanacImpact of climate change emphasized in latest edition of book on B.C. natural historyMar 10, 2015 | 24:13Climate change's impact on British Columbia's ecology is reflected in the newest edition of B.C. bestseller British Columbia: A Natural History of its Origins, Ecology, and Diversity.
BC AlmanacConversation with family about end-of-life planning is crucial, says advocate.Mar 11, 2015 | 24:42Lorraine Logan with the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of British Columbia encourages people to be very clear about their end-of-life plans.