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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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What happened to five-year-old Adrien McNaughton?

In season one of SKS, host David Ridgen goes back to his hometown in a search for answers.

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The stories behind the story

Go behind the scenes with journalists and correspondents, as they peel the curtain back and take you inside the stories they've covered.

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The nitty-gritty of real life

Every week, OITO digs into one timely topic through different perspectives, personal stories, and passionate opinions.

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A place were everythign changes

Hear intimate first-person stories about the pressures to succeed, the threat of failure and the adventures of growing up.

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MAY 27, 2016 Provincial exams down to two. Cruise ship travel.

B.C. School Trustees Association President Teresa Rezansoff, UBC Prof. Don Krug and professional chemist Blair King on B.C. scrapping all but two provincial exams. Phil Reimer, creator of the Ports and Bows column for Postmedia, on cruise ship travel.

Download MAY 27, 2016 Provincial exams down to two. Cruise ship travel.
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MAY 26, 2016 Public transit funding. Gardener Brian Minter.

Eric Doherty, a Victoria transportation planning consultant, on how public transit is funded in B.C. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

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MAY 25, 2016 Opiod use to manage pain. Lyme disease,

Dr. Hance Clarke on the appropriate use of opiods to manage pain. Dr. Bill Bowie and Dr. Elizabeth Zubek on Lyme disease.

Download MAY 25, 2016 Opiod use to manage pain. Lyme disease,
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MAY 24. 2016 Support for schizophrenics. Forced adoptions.

David Helkowski, president of the B.C. Schizophrenia Society, on support for people with schizophrenia and their caregivers. Valerie Andrews, executive director of Origins Canada, and Gail Davies on women forced to give up their children for adoption.

Download MAY 24. 2016 Support for schizophrenics. Forced adoptions.
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MAY 20, 2016 NEB's Trans Mountain project approval. State of public discourse.

Kevin Hanna, director of the UBC's Centre for Environmental Assessment Research. Jim Hoggan, author of You're Right and I'm an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up, and SFU's Centre for Dialogue's Shauna Sylvester.

Download MAY 20, 2016 NEB's Trans Mountain project approval. State of public discourse.
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MAY 19, 2016 The politics of 'elbowgate.' Infertility.

CBC reporter Susan Lunn and University of the Fraser Valley Prof. Hamish Telford on the politics of 'elbowgate.' Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder of The Olive Fertility Centre, and Merewyn Hines, a single mother, on infertility.

Download MAY 19, 2016 The politics of 'elbowgate.' Infertility.
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MAY 18, 2016 How one person's drug addiction affects their entire family.

June Ariano-Jakes, author of Addiction: A Mother's Story, Dr. Keith Ahamad, a family physician certified in addiction medicine at St. Paul's Hospital, and Doug Mackenzie, program director at Options Okanagan Treatment Centre, on drug addiction.

Download MAY 18, 2016 How one person's drug addiction affects their entire family.
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MAY 17, 2016 Carbon emission targets. Nuclear weapons.

Merran Smith, a member of B.C.'s Climate Leadership Team, on her call for the premier to adopt the team's 32 recommendations right now. Peace activist Murray Thomson, author of Minutes to Midnight, on his call for nuclear disarmament.

Download MAY 17, 2016 Carbon emission targets. Nuclear weapons.
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MAY 16, 2016 Seasonal migrant workers. Millennials buying homes.

Stan Raper, national coordinator of the Agricultural Workers Alliance, on calls to change the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. Sean Cooper and UBC Prof. Paul Kershaw on the challenges millennials face when buying their first home.

Download MAY 16, 2016 Seasonal migrant workers. Millennials buying homes.
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MAY 13, 2016 B.C.'s camping reservation system. Gap year after high school.

Sam Waddington, owner of Mt. Waddington Outdoors, on B.C.'s camping reservation system Discovery Camping. Michelle Dittmer, director of leadership and outreach for My Gap Year, on taking a year off between high school and post-secondary school.

Download MAY 13, 2016 B.C.'s camping reservation system. Gap year after high school.
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MAY 12, 2016 Record low May snowpack. Gardener Brian Minter.

University of Victoria climatologist Faron Anslow on B.C.'s record low snowpack for May. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

Download MAY 12, 2016 Record low May snowpack. Gardener Brian Minter.
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MAY 11, 2016 Youth dropping sports. Dwindling bee populations.

Saul Miller and Glen Mulcahy on the drop in youth participating in sports. Lori Weidenhammer and Kerry Clark on the drop in bee populations.

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MAY 10, 2016 Paying for plasma. Parenting young teens.

Margo Somerville, director of McGill's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, on a call for B.C. to ban pay-for-plasma clinics. Dr. Shimi Kang, author of The Dolphin Parent, on a Salmon Arm couple who is await sentencing for hitting their 14-year-old.

Download MAY 10, 2016 Paying for plasma. Parenting young teens.
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MAY 9, 2016 Panama Papers made public. Tougher distracted driving penalties.

Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness, and David Silver, the Chair in Business and Professional Ethics at UBC's Sauder School of Business, on the Panama Papers. Drop It and Drive founder Karen Bowman on distracted driving.

Download MAY 9, 2016 Panama Papers made public. Tougher distracted driving penalties.
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MAY 6, 2016 Wildfires and psychology. Birdwatching.

CBC reporter Betsy Trumpener and Royal Roads University Prof. Robin Cox on wildfires and the psychological impact. Colin Clasen, editor of The Birder's Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, on birdwatching.

Download MAY 6, 2016 Wildfires and psychology. Birdwatching.
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MAY 5, 2016 B.C. and the Fort McMurray fires. Youth mental health.

Dave Munro, the Canadian Red Cross's Naomi Armstrong, and Prince George fire information officer Amanda Reynolds, on the Fort McMurray fires and B.C. M.J. Ziemann and the Canadian Mental Health Association's Jonny Morris on youth mental health.

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MAY 3, 2016 Catherine Galliford and women officers. Expo 86 memories.

CBC reporter Natalie Clancy and former RCMP officer Jane Hall on what it's like to be a female police officer in Canada. Expo 86 CEO Jimmy Pattison and Expo 86 Director of Media Relations Gail Flitton on people's memories of the world's fair.

Download MAY 3, 2016 Catherine Galliford and women officers. Expo 86 memories.
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MAY 2, 2016 State of B.C. labour. Parenting preschoolers.

Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus of industrial relations at UBC's Sauder School of Business, on the state of labour in B.C. Deborah MacNamara, counsellor and author of Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one).

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APRIL 29, 2016 Marijuana regulation and law enforcement. Earthquake preparedness.

Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries' Jamie Shaw and UBC's Michael Krausz on marijuana regulation and law enforcement. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services' Capt. Jonathan Gormick and UBC's Kent Johansen on earthquake preparedness.

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APRIL 28, 2016 School budget decisions. Gardener Brian Minter.

Bill Bruneau, a UBC professor emeritus and former Vancouver school trustee, on school boards' difficult decisions. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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APRIL 27, 2016 Premier's salary top-up. Running.

Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason and IntegrityBC executive director Dermod Travis on Christy Clark being paid an additional tens of thousands of dollars a year by the B.C. Liberal Party. Running coach Gary Robbins answers your running questions.

Download APRIL 27, 2016 Premier's salary top-up. Running.
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APRIL 26, 2016 Wait-lists and private clinics. Downsizing your home.

Andrew Longhurst, the author of a CCPA study, and Janice MacKinnon, the author of a Fraser Institute study, on wait-lists and private clinics. Agenomics's Lee Anne Davies and Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions' Susan Borax on downsizing.

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APRIL 25, 2016 Williams Lake shooting. Parental leave for dads.

CFSEU-BC Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton on B.C. gun violence beyond Metro Vancouver. Brock University Prof. Andrea Doucet and father Mike Wallberg on parental leave for dads.

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APRIL 21, 2016 Mike Duffy Senate expense ruling. Handwriting letters and postcards.

University of Victoria Prof. Michael Prince on Ontario Court Justice Charles Vaillancourt's ruling. Nick Bantock, author of the Griffin and Sabine series, and Hal Wake, artistic director of the Vancouver Writers Fest, on handwritten letters and postcards.

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APRIL 20, 2016 How 4/20 events are organized. Co-housing.

4/20 organizer Dana Larsen and Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang on how 4/20 events are organized. LiveWell Cohousing's Gary Morrison and Roberts Creek Cohousing resident Judith Blake Reeve on co-housing.

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APRIL 19, 2016 B.C.'s early wildfire season. Carmen Aguirre discusses sexual assault.

UBC Forestry Professor Lori Daniels on the April start to B.C.'s wildfire season. Author, actress and playwright Carmen Aguirre and WAVAW counsellor Jordan Pickell on sexual assault.

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APRIL 18, 2016 How much can you trust online reviews? Postpartum depression.

Ryerson University's Martin Pyle and Vij's restaurants' Meeru Dhalwala on how much weight you should place on online reviews. Single father Vincent Fung and Pacific Post Partum Support Society's Kerry O'Donahue on postpartum depression.

Download APRIL 18, 2016 How much can you trust online reviews? Postpartum depression.
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APRIL 15, 2016 B.C.'s $23M gang plan. Travelling solo.

Lindsey Houghton, Gira Bhatt and Amir Javid on B.C.'s $23M plan to combat gangs. Jayne Seagrave, author of Time to Take Flight, on safe, solo travel.

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APRIL 14, 2016 Physician-assisted dying bill. Gardener Brian Minter.

Dying with Dignity Canada's Jim Stephenson and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association's Grace Pastine on the federal government's new physician-assisted dying bill. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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APRIL 13, 2016 Coastal impact of climate change. Conflict resolution.

Nathan Vadeboncoeur, lead author of the West Coast chapter of Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate. Stephen Hecht, co-author of Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking, and Gordon Kopelow, member of the B.C. Collaborative Roster Society.

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APRIL 12, 2016 Remembering Const. Sarah Beckett. Working past 65.

Richard Zussman and Michael Swainson on first responders, PTSD and the death of RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. Richard Shillington, author of a Broadbent Institute analysis of the economic circumstances of Canadian seniors.

Download APRIL 12, 2016 Remembering Const. Sarah Beckett. Working past 65.
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APRIL 11, 2016 Post-Mulcair NDP. Digital photography.

Moe Sihota and Amy Ryder on future of the federal NDP after Tom Mulcair. Kate Siobhan Mulligan and David Nunuk answer your questions.

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APRIL 8, 2016 Future of federal NDP and Conservatives. B.C. craft beer industry.

Hamish Telford, a professor of political science at the University of the Fraser Valley, on the future of the federal NDP and Conservative parties. Joe Wiebe, author of Craft Beer Revolution, on the future of B.C.'s craft beer industry.

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APRIL 7, 2016 Transportation in rural B.C.

CBC reporter Betsy Trumpener, Greyhound's Lanesha Gipson, and Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach talk about a story about two teenage girls left at a Greyhound stop in northern B.C.

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APRIL 6, 2016 Surrey crime. Staffing in seniors homes.

Harry Bains, Meera Gill, and Kash Heed talk about what it will take to end the shootings in Surrey. Isobel Mackenzie talks about staffing in BC seniors homes.

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APRIL 5, 2016 Regulating Airbnb and other short-term rentals

Geoff Meggs, Murray Cox, Dany Papineau, and Josie Osborne discuss the pros and cons of regulating Airbnb and other short-term rentals.

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MARCH 31, 2016 Surgical wait times. Gardener Brian Minter.

Tracy Johnson, Hillary Rockvam and Andrew Longhurst on wait times for priority medical procedures like joint replacements. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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MARCH 30, 2016 Cellphone service complaints. How to be more productive.

Matt Buie, OpenMedia's David Christopher and MyBillsAreHigh.com's Mohammed Halabi on Canadians' complaints about their cellphone service providers. Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project.

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MARCH 29, 2016 New fracking quake report. Access to Justice B.C.

Geological Survey of Canada scientist Honn Kao and Resource Works executive director Stewart Muir on a report linking fracking to earthquakes in B.C. Self-represented litigant Jennifer Miller and B.C. Chief Justice Robert Bauman on Access to Justice B.C.

Download MARCH 29, 2016 New fracking quake report. Access to Justice B.C.
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MARCH 24, 2016 Stingrays and police surveillance. The Happiness Equation.

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association's Micheal Vonn and former West Vancouver police chief Kash Heed on Stingray devices and police surveillance. Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation.

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MARCH 23, 2016 Federal budget: Election promises and the environment

University of Victoria Prof. Michael Prince on how the budget reflects the Liberals' promises. Guy Dauncy on what difference the budget will make for the environment.

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MARCH 22, 2016 Brussels terror attacks: security and travel

Following terror attacks in Brussels, UBC political scientist Chris Erickson talks about security issues, and TheTravellingMom.ca travel writer Claudia Laroye talks about travel to Europe.

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March 21, 2016 - Concussions in youth sports and changes to OAS in federal budget

Patrick Waslen, executive director of Football BC calls for concussion legislation in youth sports. And we discuss changes to Old Age Security in the upcoming federal budget.

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MARCH 18, 2016 B.C. acts on shadow-flipping. Barbecue tips.

Vancouver Realtor Aaron Jasper and SFU Prof. Rhys Kesselman on Premier Christy Clark's steps to tackle shadow-flipping. Angie Quaale, founder of the Barn Burner BBQ competition in Chilliwack, shares her advice on how to barbecue.

Download MARCH 18, 2016 B.C. acts on shadow-flipping. Barbecue tips.
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MARCH 17, 2016 Repeat distracted driving. Gardener Brian Minter.

RCMP Supt. Derek Cooke and Drop It and Drive executive director Karen Bowman react to news of a woman who has been given 14 tickets for distracted driving. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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MARCH 16, 2016 Pro-LNG rally in northern B.C. Motorcycle noise.

Lucy Praught, Stewart Muir and Arthur Hadland on the pro-LNG rally in northern B.C. Pat Severyn and Ernie Dau on a petition to crack down on excessive motorcycle noise.

Download MARCH 16, 2016 Pro-LNG rally in northern B.C. Motorcycle noise.
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MARCH 15, 2016 Millennials moving out of Vancouver. Headaches booking B.C. campsites.

Vancouver planner Michael Geller and Victoria Coun. Jeremy Loveday on the exodus of young workers from Vancouver to cities like Victoria. Sam Waddington, the owner of Mt. Waddington's Outdoors, on booking campsites in B.C.

Download MARCH 15, 2016 Millennials moving out of Vancouver. Headaches booking B.C. campsites.
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MARCH 14, 2016 Christy Clark's five years in office, Youth mental health

Vaughn Palmer, the Fraser Institute and Pembina Institute weigh in on Christy Clark's five years in office. And we speak with Johnny Morris from CMHA about youth mental health services in B.C.

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MARCH 11, 2016 Renting to pet owners. Daylight saving time.

Jess Nelson, David Hutniak and Rebeka Breder on a call to change B.C.'s tenancy laws to help pet owners find a place to rent. Michael Downing and Ron Toyota on the pros and cons of daylight saving time.

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MARCH 10, 2016 Trudeau and Obama's friendship. Safe drinking water.

Colin Robertson, vice-president of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, on the warm relationship between Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama. UBC Prof. Madjid Mohseni and B.C. NDP MLA Jennifer Rice on safe drinking water in some B.C. communities.

Download MARCH 10, 2016 Trudeau and Obama's friendship. Safe drinking water.
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MARCH 9, 2016 Homeless men bused to B.C. Sad patch in the gas patch.

Caitlin Glencross, Richard Zussman and Kerry Jang on the Saskatchewan government buying one-way bus tickets to B.C. for two homeless men. Betsy Trumpener and Art Jarvis on the many jobs lost in B.C. due to the downturn in Canada's oil and gas industry.

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MARCH 8, 2016 Bone marrow donors. State of feminism.

Trudi Goels, Canadian Blood Services territory manager for British Columbia/Yukon, on bone marrow donations. UVic's Annalee Lepp, consultant Natasha Aruliah and Whistler Sport Legacies' Lucinda Jagger on the state of feminism.

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MARCH 7, 2016 Youth road fatalities. Walk-in clinics.

Steve Wallace, a driving instructor and CEO of Wallace Driving School, talks safety after five young people recently died in crashes. Mike McLoughlin, founding director of Walk-In Clinics of B.C., talks about the growing demand and challenges.

Download MARCH 7, 2016 Youth road fatalities. Walk-in clinics.
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MARCH 4, 2016 Two-hour Whistler special.

Featuring Jeff Slack, Michael Audain, Nancy Wilhelm Morden, Val Litwin, Michelle Morning Star Doherty, Sarah Morden, Roger Soane, Rob McSkimming and Ian Bruce.

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MARCH 3, 2016 National carbon pricing. Gardener Brian Minter.

Matt Horne, the Pembina Institute's associate B.C. director, on PM Justin Trudeau's national carbon pricing proposal. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

Download MARCH 3, 2016 National carbon pricing. Gardener Brian Minter.
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MARCH 2, 2016 One million green jobs. Parenting in a digital age.

Tony Clarke, chair of the Green Economy Network, and Stewart Muir, executive director of the Resource Works Society, on a plan to create a million green jobs. Technology writer Alexandra Samuel on parenting in a digital age.

Download MARCH 2, 2016 One million green jobs. Parenting in a digital age.
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MARCH 1, 2016 Skinny basic TV packages. Super Tuesday.

Alysia Lau, legal counsel for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, on Canada's new skinny basic TV packages. UBC Prof. Paul Quirk and Republicans Abroad Canada's Mark Feigenbaum on Super Tuesday.

Download MARCH 1, 2016 Skinny basic TV packages. Super Tuesday.
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BC Almanac February 29th

Site C dam injunction granted. We speak with energy lawyer David Austin. And SFU engineering professor Lesley Shannon discusses the importance of Canadian women engaging in science and technology sectors.

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