On The Island | Jan 30, 2013 | 7:21

B.C's looming skills deficit

A skills and talent deficit by 2016. That's what a new report says is in store for this province. We talk to Canada Research Chair Kenneth Coates about some possible solutions.

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On The Island Lisa Helps has a view on the bridge Sep 9, 2014 | 6:53On time and on budget. That's been the mantra from the mayor's office as the Johnson Street bridge replacement has edged it's way forward. But the builders want more cash and there are problems with the steel. Councillor and mayoral hopeful Lisa Helps sh
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On The Island Mark Leiren-Young makes news funny Sep 5, 2014 | 8:40Journalist, film-maker, author and funny guy Mark Leiren-Young is going back to school. He'll be at the University of Victoria this fall as the Harvey Stevenson Southam lecturer in journalism. We'll talk to him about comedy, censorship and the media.
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On The Island CHEK: A revolution in local television Sep 4, 2014 | 7:43Five years ago today, a deal was struck between CHEK employees and CanWest, making the station 100 percent locally owned. We speak with the author of "CHEK Republic, A revolution in local television".
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On The Island Grace Islet dispute Jul 21, 2014 | 8:57The province says it won't get involved in a dispute involving a native burial on Grace Islet. So at least one Island politician says expropriation is the solution.
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On The Island Is it fair to sell a gift? Jul 15, 2014 | 6:51That's one of the frustrations the Mayor of Tofino is feeling about Monks Point. The Tofino heritage site might be sold by The Land Conservancy, or TLC for short, to help pay off it's debts.
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