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B.C. Almanac

Host Gloria Macarenko connects British Columbians as they share stories and ideas about what they have in common and what makes them different.

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Why were charges against 35 Mafia associates stayed?

Charges against 35 organized crime suspects in Montreal were dropped recently and the Crown was curiously cryptic about why.

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Tantric sex class

What could possibly go wrong?

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Stuck inside a toy claw machine

Damien Murphy only turned away for a few seconds. Moments later, he found his three-year-old son, Jamie, inside a toy machine.

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Budget 2017

How will the funds announced in the 2017 federal budget affect day-to-day life for Torontonians?

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MARCH 24, 2017 Youth and sexual extortion. Bird watching.

Diane Sowden of Children of the Street Society and Jesse Miller of Mediated Reality talk about youth, social media and sexual extortion. Richard Cannings on his new book, "Best Places to Bird in BC" and Melissa Hafting on rare birds.

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MARCH 23, 2017 Federal budget/ child care. Minter.

Sharon Gregson, spokesperson for the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. speaks on why the federal budget offers opportunities for $10/day child care. Master gardener, Brian Minter on growing food in your garden.

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MARCH 22, 2017 Federal budget. Animal rescue regulations.

Sachi Kurl of Angus Reid Institute and Michael Prince, Professor of Social Policy at UVIC on the federal budget. Kathy Powelson of Paws for Hope Animal Foundation and Marcie Moriarty of BC SPCA on need for regulations for rescue societies.

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Political attack ads work — but at what cost?

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MARCH 21, 2017 Political Attack Ads. Spring Cleaning

Max Cameron, political scientist at the University of British Columbia and Gerry Nicholls, communications consultant with experience in political advertising discuss attacks ads. Linda Chu, professional organizer on how to begin spring cleaning

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MARCH 20, 2017 Small claims disputes. International Happiness Day.

Shannon Salter, Chair of Civil Resolution Tribunal and Jamie Maclaren, Executive Director of Access Pro Bono Society of BC talk about changes coming to how British Columbians will file small claims. Mark Holder and John Helliwell on happiness.

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MARCH 17, 2017 Victims rights. Drone rules.

Benjamin Perrin, UBC law professor and author of Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada. Chris Cambon, instructor of Unmanned Aircraft Systems at British Columbia Institute of Technology Learning and Teaching Centre, on Canada's new drone rules

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MARCH 16, 2017 Tipping. Indigenous child welfare.

Insights West's Mario Canseco on how much people tip. Melanie Mark, the B.C. NDP's spokesperson for children and family development on indigenous child welfare in B.C.

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B.C. Almanac March 15, 2017

Minimum wage rate with BC chamber of commerce CEO Val Litwin and CCPA economist Iglika Ivanova. Plus, online safety with Abbotsford police constable Ian MacDonald, and SFU professor Wanda Cassidy.

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B.C. Almanac March 14, 2017

Fentanyl sentencing with drug policy lawyer Adrienne Smith, Public Safety Minister Mike Morris, and advocate Leslie McBain. Also - Clean Energy with Innivation Minister Navdeep Bains, Jessica Mcllroy with the BC Sustainable Energy Association.

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BCA Podcast March 13

Tennant advocate Russ Godfrey, and Landlord B.C. CEO David Hutniak discuss loopholes in the residential tenancy act. Also UBC research Verena Seufert on organic foods.

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MARCH 10, 2017 Campaign Donations, Environment and Fashion

Dermod Travis, executive director of IntegrityBC, on Elections B.C. handing over its investigation into indirect campaign donations to the RCMP. Director and conservationist Mark Angelo discusses fashion and the environment with his film, River Blue.

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MARCH 9, 2017 Genetic discrimination law. Gardener Brian Minter.

Yann Joly, the research director at McGill University's Centre of Genomics and Policy, on Canada's new genetic discrimination law. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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MARCH 8, 2017 International Women's Day. Vancouver Aquarium's fate.

UBC Sauder School of Business Prof. Jennifer Berdahl and Oxfam Canada manager of campaigns Kelly Bowden on International Women's Day. Vancouver Park Board chair Michael Wiebe on the Vancouver Aquarium's fate.

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MARCH 7, 2017 Ride-hailing plan. Grizzly bear trophy hunt.

CBC reporter Richard Zussman and technology researcher Alexandra Samuel on ride-hailing in B.C. Grizzly Bear Foundation board member Suzanne Veit and Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. executive director Scott Ellis on trophy hunting grizzly bears.

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MARCH 6, 2017 BCTF deal. Sleep.

Glen Hansman, of the BCTF, Kamloops school board chair Meghan Wade. Also, sleep psychologist Patrick Myers, and children's sleep expert Jennifer Garden.

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MARCH 3, 2017 Rural economies. Tabletop games.

Community Futures Sunshine Coast's Brian Smith, B.C. Labour Market Report's Christian Saint Cyr, B.C. Forestry Minister Steve Thomson on B.C.'s rural economies. Terminal City Tabletop Convention's Shannon Lentz and Brad Finlayson on tabletop games.

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MARCH 2, 2017 Housing affordability. Universal pharmacare?

Generation Squeeze founder Paul Kershaw and Landlord B.C. CEO David Hutniak on 10 policy principles to help address housing affordability. University of British Columbia Prof. Steve Morgan on calls for a universal pharmacare program.

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MARCH 1, 2017 Automation replacing white-collar jobs. Video game addiction.

CBC reporter Renee Filippone and University of Toronto Mowat Centre policy director Sunil Johal on jobs being replaced by automation and technology. Cam Adair, founder of Game Quitters, on video game addiction.

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FEB. 28, 2017 Effective protests. Bullying parents in sport.

Rima Wilkes, a UBC sociology professor, and Leo McGrady, author of Guide to the Law of Protests in British Columbia, on protests. Sheila Bouman, CEO of viaSport B.C., and Jamie Jackson, head coach of the Vancouver North East Chiefs, on bullying parents.

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FEB. 27, 2017 Raw log exports. Canada's role on world stage.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Ben Parfitt, Wilderness Committee's Torrance Coste and Private Forest Landowners Association's Rod Bealing on B.C.'s raw log exports. The University of Ottawa's Roland Paris on Canada's role on the world stage.

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FEB. 24, 2017 Basic income in B.C.? Living longer.

Simon Fraser University's Steeve Mongrain and the C.D. Howe Institute's Colin Busby on the idea of a basic income in B.C. Simon Fraser University's Andrew Sixsmith and the B.C. Cancer Agency's Angela Brooks-Wilson on people living longer.

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FEB. 23, 2017 Creep Catchers. Gardener Brian Minter.

Micheal Vonn, a lawyer and the policy director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, and Jim Cessford, a former chief constable of the Delta Police, on the Creep Catchers' tactics. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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FEB. 22, 2017 B.C. budget politics. Casinos: pros and cons

UBC's David Moscrop and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Iglika Ivanova on B.C.'s pre-election budget. The National Observer's Sandy Garossino and the B.C. Lottery Corporation's Susan Dolinksi on the pros and cons of casinos.

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FEB. 21, 2017 B.C. budget lookahead. Substance abuse at work.

Jim Brander, an economist at UBC's Sauder School of Business, and Marjorie Griffin Cohen, an economist at Simon Fraser University, look ahead to the B.C. budget. Julie Menten, chair of the Bottom Line Advisory Committee, on substance use at work.

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FEB. 17, 2017 B.C. health care deal. Pain management.

Richard Zussman and Colleen Fuller on B.C.'s health-care deal with the federal government. Maria Hudspith, Dr. Michael Negraeff and Linda Porter on pain management.

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FEB. 16, 2017 B.C. justice system. Remembering Stuart McLean.

Michael Welsh, president of the Canadian Bar Association's B.C. branch, and Suzanne Anton, B.C.'s justice minister, on B.C.'s justice system. Alistair McLean remembers his brother, beloved CBC Radio host Stuart McLean.

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FEB. 15, 2017 Home sales. Palliative care.

Cameron Muir, chief economist at the B.C. Real Estate Association, and Tom Davidoff, an associate professor at UBC's Sauder School of Business, on B.C. home sales. Dr. Pippa Hawley, a board member of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.

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FEB. 14, 2014 Assessing schools. Keeping the love alive.

The Fraser Institute's Peter Cowley and Simon Fraser University associate Prof. Daniel Laitsch on how to assess schools. Tara Caffelle, a life coach and self-described 'fairy godmother of relationships,' on how to keep the love alive.

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FEB. 10, 2017 Highway closures. Pre-election tone.

Mike Lorimer, Gian-Paolo Mendoza, Jesse Wheeler and Cassidy Carew on the closure of B.C. highways due to the weather. Greg Lyle and Michael Prince on hacking allegations and the tone of B.C.'s pre-election campaign.

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FEB. 9, 2017 Surgical wait times. Gardener Brian Minter.

Dr. Vanessa Brcic, a board member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, and Dr. Pat McGeer, a professor emeritus in UBC's Faculty of Medicine, on Vancouver General Hospital and surgical wait times. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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FEB. 8, 2017 Parents hitting teens as discipline. Invasive species.

Registered psychologist Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, and family lawyer Jessica England on parents hitting their children with objects. Invasive Species Council of B.C.'s Gail Wallin and invasive species science professor Joe McCaffrey on invasive species in B.C.

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FEB. 7, 2017 Pensionable age. Medical crowdfunding.

UBC's Sauder School of Business' Jim Brander and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Iglika Ivanova on raising the eligibility age for OAS and CPP. Simon Fraser University's Jeremy Snyder and Kat Reigl on medical crowdfunding.

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FEB. 6, 2017 Home support. Record snowfall.

CBC's Erica Johnson and UBC's Dr. Joanie Sims-Gould on home support. CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe, Cranbrook's Lee Pratt, Abbotsford's Peter Sparanese and North Shore Rescue's Mike Danks on the recent snow.

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FEB. 3, 2017 Zero emission vehicles. Consumer tech.

B.C. Energy Minister Bill Bennett, Simon Fraser University's Suzanne Goldberg and journalist Akash Sablok on incentives to buy Zero-emission vehicles in B.C. Consumer tech and game journalist Blaine Kyllo answers questions about consumer technology.

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FEB. 2, 2017 Opioid prescriptions. Landlord registry.

Trina Saby and Alan Cassels on the accessibility and dangers of opioid prescriptions. David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC, on their new landlord registry.

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FEB. 1, 2017 Electoral reform abandoned. Talking to children about the news.

The University of Calgary's Melanee Thomas and Fair Vote Canada's Kelly Carmichael on the federal government dropping their commitment to changing Canada's voting system. Vancouver Coastal Health's Dr. Shimi Kang on how to talk to children about the news.

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JAN. 31, 2017 The Fentanyl Fix: Touched by tragedy

Dr. Alana Hirsh and CBC reporters Jesse Johnston in Surrey, Betsy Trumpener in Prince George, Deborah Wilson in Victoria, Shelley Joyce in Kamloops, and Brady Strachan in Kelowna, on the impact of B.C.'s opioid crisis and potential solutions.

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JAN. 30, 2017 Quebec Attack and Muslim Reactions.

André Gerolymatos of SFU, Vancouver Immigration lawyer Zool Suleman, Shawkat Hasan of BC Muslim Association and Mohammad Rafatinasr from Iran, in Canada on work permit, affected by US travel ban.

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JAN. 27, 2017 Daycare safety. National parks.

Sharon Gregson and Emily Mleczko on the safety of children in B.C. daycare. Sam Waddington, owner of Mt. Waddington's Outdoors, on recreation or conservation in national parks.

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JAN. 26, 2017 Immigration policies: Canada vs. U.S. Gardener Brian Minter.

Immigration lawyer Peter Edelmann and Simon Fraser University PhD candidate Josh Labove on Canada and the U.S.'s Immigration policies. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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JAN. 25, 2017 Keystone XL and Canada. Work travel and family life.

The Canada West Foundation's Martha Hall Findlay and the David Suzuki Foundation's Steve Kux on what Keystone XL means for Canada. Alyson Jones, author of M.O.R.E.: A New Philosophy for Exceptional Living, on balancing work travel and family life.

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JAN. 24, 2017 Invest in seniors care. Family inheritances.

Daniel Fontaine, CEO of the B.C. Care Providers Association, on their proposal for the government to invest in seniors care. Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything, and Nick Smith with Legacy Tax and Trust Lawyers, on family inheritances.

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JAN. 23, 2017 B.C. Jobs Plan. Children and addiction.

Christian Saint Cyr, Irene Lanzinger and Bill Tam on the B.C. Jobs Plan. Patricia Conrod, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal, on children and addiction.

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JAN. 20, 2017 Trump inauguration. Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

Gerardo Otero, a professor of international studies at Simon Fraser University, on what to expect from Donald Trump's presidency. Maria Howard and Jill Daum on the impact of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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JAN. 19, 2017 Forestry industry. Smoking age to 21?

Naomi Christensen, a Canada West Foundation senior policy analyst, on B.C.'s forestry industry. Jack Boomer, the B.C. Lung Association's QuitNow director, and Dr. John Oysten, founder of the Tobacco21 movement in Canada, on whether the smoking age to 21.

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JAN. 18, 2017 Breastfeeding pressures and postpartum depression. Overdose crisis impact on first responders.

Sheila Duffy and Teresa Pitman on postpartum depression and the pressure on mothers to breastfeed exclusively. John McKearney, Joe Acker and Jonathan Gormick on the impact of the overdose crisis on first responders.

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JAN. 17, 2017 $10 a day child care economics. Eat Fat, Get Thin.

Robert Fairholm and Lynell Anderson, co-authors of the report "Socio-Economic Impact Analysis of the $10aDay Child Care Plan for British Columbia." Dr. Mark Hyman, author of the Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook.

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BC political donations. Blue Monday.

BC political parties and Democracy Watch on regulating political donations. Mark Holder, UBC Okanagan professor of psychology, on beating the Blue Monday doldrums.

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JAN. 13, 2017 Sick notes. Birds in the cold.

Dr. Alan Ruddiman, Anthony Ariganello and Dr. Michelle Dow on employers requiring sick workers to get notes from doctors. Clive Keen and Cathy Steele on how people are helping birds survive the winter cold.

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JAN. 12, 2017 B.C. approves Trans Mountain project. Gardener Brian Minter.

George Hoberg, a professor of environmental and natural resource policy at UBC's Liu Institute for Global Issues, on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as an election issue. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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JAN. 11, 2017 Trump and politics. Banished words.

Max Cameron, director of UBC's Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, on the impact U.S. president-elect Donald Trump may have on political engagement. John Shibley, compiler of the Banished Words List at Lake superior State University.

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JAN. 10, 2019 Homeowner grant. Suddenly single.

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong and simon Fraser University Prof. Rhys Kesselman on changes to B.C.'s homeowner grant and housing affordability. Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce, co-authors of CEO of Everything: Flying Solo and Soaring.

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JAN. 9, 2016 Workplace deaths and injuries. Cost of living.

Lee Loftus, a member of the B.C. Federation of Labour's health and safety committee, on workplace safety and the Bentall Tower tragedy. Iglika Ivanova, a senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, on what costs more in B.C. in 2017

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JAN. 6, 2016 B.C., teachers agreement. Peanut allergies.

UBC Prof. Michelle Stack and B.C. Parents of Special Needs Children spokesperson Tracy Humphreys on the $50M deal to hire 1,100 teachers. Dr. Edmond Chan, director of the Allergy Clinic at B.C. Children's Hospital, on peanut allergies.

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JAN. 5, 2016 Flu outbreaks. Divorce month.

Dr. Danuta Skowronski, the lead epidemiologist at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, on B.C.'s latest flu outbreaks. Psychologist Susan Gamache and celebrant Barbara Densmore on divorce.

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JAN. 4, 2017 Ice, snow, cold. Winterize your home.

Pete Bigby, Phil Germuth, Mora Scott, Jeremy Garner and John Harmsen on how to cope with the ice, snow and cold. Torsten Ely and Carmen Proctor on winterizing your home.

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JAN. 3, 2017 Property assessments. New Year's resolutions.

The B.C. Real Estate Association's Cameron Muir and UBC Sauder School of Business's Tsur Somerville on B.C. Assessment's property values for 2017. Food and nutrition expert Patricia Chuey and Ikkuma CEO Gary LeBlanc on New Year's resolutions.

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DEC. 30, 2016 Ecological priorities. B.C. political stories.

Michael Curnes and John Vissers on B.C.'s ecological priorities. Richard Zussman, Alise Mills and Bill Tieleman on B.C.'s biggest political stories of the year.

Download DEC. 30, 2016 Ecological priorities. B.C. political stories.
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DEC. 29, 2016 Legalizing drugs beyond pot. Gardener Brian Minter.

Laura Tate, executive director of InnerChange Foundation, and Donald MacPherson, executive director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, on whether Canada should legalize drugs beyond marijuana. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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DEC. 28, 2016 Trudeau and Trump. Holiday waste.

Richard Jenkins and Hamish Telford on the relationship between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. president-elect Donald Trump. Katelin LeBlond, Angie Quaale and Patrick Lewis on how to reduce, reuse and recycle holiday waste.

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