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BC Almanac - AUGUST 21, 2014 Coal terminal approved, navigating natural medicine, regulating dronesAug 21, 2014 | 45:58BC Almanac AUGUST 21, 2014 Coal terminal approved, navigating natural medicine, regulating drones Audio
BC Almanac AUGUST 21, 2014 Coal terminal approved, navigating natural medicine, regulating drones Aug 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 Almanac - AUGUST 21, 2014 The right to die, hiking safelyAug 20, 2014 | 46:50BC Almanac AUGUST 21, 2014 The right to die, hiking safely Audio
BC Almanac AUGUST 21, 2014 The right to die, hiking safely Aug 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 Almanac - AUGUST 19th, 2014 TSB releases final report into Lac Mégantic, benching memorial benchesAug 19, 2014 | 46:14BC Almanac AUGUST 19th, 2014 TSB releases final report into Lac Mégantic, benching memorial benches Audio
BC Almanac AUGUST 19th, 2014 TSB releases final report into Lac Mégantic, benching memorial benches Aug 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 Almanac - AUGUST 18, 2014 Independent Review of Mount Polley, Public vs. Private SchoolAug 18, 2014 | 45:49BC Almanac AUGUST 18, 2014 Independent Review of Mount Polley, Public vs. Private School Audio
BC Almanac AUGUST 18, 2014 Independent Review of Mount Polley, Public vs. Private School Aug 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 Almanac - AUGUST 15, 2014  Mining future and Mount Polley.  Craft BeerAug 15, 2014 | 46:48BC Almanac AUGUST 15, 2014 Mining future and Mount Polley. Craft Beer Audio
BC Almanac AUGUST 15, 2014 Mining future and Mount Polley. Craft Beer Aug 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 Almanac - AUGUST 15, 2014 Is there decriminalization momemtum. And Brian MinterAug 14, 2014 | 46:57BC Almanac AUGUST 15, 2014 Is there decriminalization momemtum. And Brian Minter Audio
BC Almanac AUGUST 15, 2014 Is there decriminalization momemtum. And Brian Minter Aug 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 Almanac - AUGUST 13, 2014 Violent video games.  Foreign accreditation recognitionAug 13, 2014 | 46:07BC Almanac AUGUST 13, 2014 Violent video games. Foreign accreditation recognition Audio
BC Almanac AUGUST 13, 2014 Violent video games. Foreign accreditation recognition Aug 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 Almanac - AUGUST 12, 2014 Robin Williams death.  And Facebook app concernsAug 12, 2014 | 46:35BC Almanac AUGUST 12, 2014 Robin Williams death. And Facebook app concerns Audio
BC Almanac AUGUST 12, 2014 Robin Williams death. And Facebook app concerns Aug 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.
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BC Almanac AUGUST 11, 2014 Mount Polley call for inquiry. Small town ambulance service Aug 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.
BC Almanac - August 8, 2014 New challenges at mine spill, should music festivals be regulated?Aug 8, 2014 | 48:46BC Almanac August 8, 2014 New challenges at mine spill, should music festivals be regulated? Audio
BC Almanac August 8, 2014 New challenges at mine spill, should music festivals be regulated? Aug 8, 2014 | 48:46Mines Minister Bill Bennett on the latest challenge at Mount Polley mine disaster, Dr Evan Wood considers whether music festivals should be regulated to reduce overdoses and deaths.
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BC Almanac AUGUST 7, 2014 Cleaning up the Mount Polley mine spill Aug 7, 2014 | 49:15The Ministry of Environment has ordered Imperial Metals to stop the flow from the tailings pond, and submit clean-up plans to the ministry. If they don't, they could face fines up to one million dollars. Calvin Sandborn is an environmental lawyer.
BC Almanac - AUGUST 6, 2014 Mount Polley tailings pond breach threatens other interests, and summer rat infestations.Aug 6, 2014 | 45:44BC Almanac AUGUST 6, 2014 Mount Polley tailings pond breach threatens other interests, and summer rat infestations. Audio
BC Almanac AUGUST 6, 2014 Mount Polley tailings pond breach threatens other interests, and summer rat infestations. Aug 6, 2014 | 45:44The tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley mine has raised concerns about drinking water, local industries, and prospects for spawning sockeye salmon. And take summer heat, rotting food or compost, and you've got a recipe for a rat infestation.
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BC Almanac AUGUST 5, 2014 Mount Polley tailings pond, helping people with disabilities through social isolation Aug 5, 2014 | 46:475 million cubic meters of waste water burst through the Mount Polley mine tailings pond dam, and into the waterways. And a B.C. couple have been awarded the Order of Canada for the work they do to empower people with disabilities.
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BC Almanac AUGUST 1, 2014 Gov't offer of forty dollars a day. B.C. best staycations Aug 1, 2014 | 48:06Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer on the government's offer to give parents forty dollars a day for children under 13 if the strike continues through September. Jane Zatylny, editor, British Columbia magazine on best Staycations.
BC Almanac - JULY 31, 2014 Why gangs thrive in B.C.  Brian MinterJul 31, 2014 | 44:45BC Almanac JULY 31, 2014 Why gangs thrive in B.C. Brian Minter Audio
BC Almanac JULY 31, 2014 Why gangs thrive in B.C. Brian Minter Jul 31, 2014 | 44:45Sargent Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and Gira Bhatt, Project director, Acting Together - Community University Research Alliance on why gangs continue to thrive. And Brian Minter takes your gardening calls.

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