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Radio West's Top 10 Albums of the Year

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Original photo courtesy Hal McKenzie from Dawson Creek.

Bahamas: Bahamas is Afie
Alvvays: Self-Titled
Frazey Ford: Indian Ocean
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
The Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended With Gold
Kiesza: Sound of a Woman
Old Man Luedecke: I Never Sang Before I Met You
Jessie Ware: Tough Love
Lake Street Dive: Bad Self Portraits
Sharon Van Etten: Are We There 

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Playlist for December 18

4:00-4:30

Song: September Fields
Album: Indian Ocean
Artist: Frazey Ford

4:30-5:00

Song: Waves
Album: Bahamas is Afie
Artist: Bahamas

5:00-5:30

Song: Terrified
Album: Mended with Gold
Artist: The Rural Alberta Advantage

5:30-6:00

Song: Year
Album: Lee
Artist: Amistad

Song: Giant In My Heart
Album: Sound of a Woman
Artist: Kiesza

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Central Okanagan woman says she was victim of revenge porn

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Canada's new cyberbullying legislation has drawn fire from a diverse mix of critics

A Central Okanagan woman says she was recently the victim of revenge porn. That's when someone shares explicit photos online without consent. Rebecca spoke with her, and cyber law expert, Mary Anne Franks.
 

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Playlist for December 17

4:00-4:30

Song: Carry Me Home
Album: A Cup of Kindness Yet
Artist: Hey Rosetta!

4:30-5:00

Song: Take Me To Church
Album: Take Me To Church
Artist: Hozier

5:00-5:30

Song: The Believer
Album: Super Class
Artist: High Ends

5:30-6:00

Song: Sweetest Song
Album: Tough Love
Artist: Jessie Ware

Song: It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Album: That's Christmas to Me
Artist: Pentatonix


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Kelowna man builds home for younger brother

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Jordan and Nathan Lige

Kelowna's Jordan Lige is moving out. The 33 year old lives with a developmental disability and has always lived at home. But now, his older brother Nathan is building him a carriage house.

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Province approves 8.3 billion dollar Site C Dam

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The Site C dam would be just southwest of Fort St. John in BC's Peace River Valley. (sitecproject.com)

BC government has given the Site C Dam the green light. 
It will be the third big dam on the Peace River. Site C will create a new reservoir 83 kilometres long and will flood both Crown and private land. Construction is expected to start next summer. Below you'll hear interviews with Ken Boon, the president of the Peace Valley Landowners Association, Jim Quail, an energy and labour lawyer in Vancouver, and the BC Hydro CEO, Jessica McDonald.

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A view shows a portion of the Peace River Valley that would be flooded by the construction of the Site C dam. (Peace Valley Environmental Association/YouTube)


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Playlist for December 16

4:30-5:00

Song: Snow
Album: Our First Christmas
Artist: The Zolas

5:30-6:00

Song: Green Trees Red Hearts
Album: Our First Christmas
Artist: Nat Jay

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Playlist for December 15

4:00-4:30

Song: Home for the Holidays
Album: Home for the Holidays (Single)
Artist: Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler

4:30-5:00

Song: What Did I Do?
Album: Sonic Highways
Artist: Foo Fighters

5:00-5:30

Song: Stronger Than That
Album: Bahamas is Afie
Artist: Bahamas

5:30-6:00

Song: So Down Low
Album: So Down Low (Single)
Artist: The Elwins

Song: Five Dollar Bill
Album: Counterfeit Blues
Artist: Corb Lund

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Beautiful Destruction: a look at Alberta's oil sands

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Construction Crane, Photo by Louis Helbig

A new book released this month gives readers a bird's eye view of Alberta's oil sands. Louis Helbig packed his camera, jumped in his antique airplane and made several trips over the tar sands. The result is a large format photography book called Beautiful Destruction.

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Radio West's Top Albums of the Year

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Original photo courtesy, Hal McKenzie from Dawson Creek.

Radio West listeners, we need your help! We are compiling a top 10 list of this year's best albums. Nominate your favourite record by Wednesday, December 17. (Email your faves to radiowest@cbc.ca!) We'll reveal Radio West's Top Albums of 2014
 on Thursday, December 18. CBC Music's Grant Lawrence is helping us with this too.

Grant's Nominees:
1. Alvvays: Alvvays
2. Old Man Luedecke: I Never Sang Before I Met You
3. Mo Kenney: In My Dreams
4. The Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended With Gold
5. The New Pornographers: Brill Bruisers

Josh's Nominees: 
1. Lake Street Dive: Bad Self Portraits
2. Sam Roberts: Lo-Fantasy
3. Close Talker: Flux
4. Bahamas: Bahamas is Afie
5. Pharrell Williams: G.I.R.L.

Rebecca's Nominees:
1. Alvvays: Alvvays
2. Kiesza: Sound of a Woman
3. Bahamas: Bahamas is Afie
4. Sylvan Esso: Sylvan Esso
5. Jenn Grant: Compostela