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January 2012 Archives

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Radio West Playlist for January 31

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Quest for Glory
Album: The Old Prince
Artist: Shad

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Jay Bird
Album: The Wood Shop
Artist: The Sturgeons

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Big Bear
Album: My Great
Artist: Liv Wade

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: The Log Driver's Waltz
Album: Oddities
Artist: Kate & Anna McGarrigle

 

Song: Darkness
Album: Old Ideas
Artist: Leonard Cohen

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CPC report on the in-custody death of Clay Willey

The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP released its report into the death of Clay Willey in Prince George. Rebecca spoke with CPC spokesperson Laura Collela.

 

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"Breading" cats

 

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Rebecca and Adrian chatted about "breading" today. Read about it here.

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The Classifieds: Lake Country's chainsaw carver

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A Randy Duff bear carving

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In our latest installment of The Classifieds, we meet Randy Duff, a realtor from Lake Country with an interesting hobby.

Here's his classified ad:

Looking for pine logs for chainsaw carving
18 inches or larger diameter and two feet or longer in length.
Will pay for larger diameter logs.
Call text or email Randy.

Listen to Randy's story.

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Radio West Playlist for January 30

4:00-4:30

Song: Gatekeeper
Album: Let it Die
Artist: Feist

 

4:30-5:00

Song: This is Not a Song
Album: A Sleep and A Forgetting
Artist: Islands

 

5:00-5:30

Song: What I See
Album: We Have Made a Spark (coming out February 28)
Artist: Rose Cousins

 

5:30-6:00

Song: Until it Bleeds
Album: Me Then You
Artist: Brock Zeman

 

Song: I Gotta Feeling
Album: The E.N.D.
Artist: The Black Eyed Peas

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Author Interview: Keith Powell

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Author Keith Powell
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Some would argue, Conrad Kain is Canada's greatest mountaineer. Kain was born in 1909, and moved from Austria to Wilmer, BC. He became one of Canada's most esteemed mountain guides in Canada's Rockies. Author Keith Powell just published a new book about Kain's life.

It's called "Raising Kain: The adventurous life of Conrad Kain: Canada's Greatest Mountaineer"
Rebecca spoke to Keith Powell about his book.


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Dr. Brian Goldman on whether grief should be defined as depression

The American Psychiatric Association publishes the defining manual on mental health. A possible revision would rank grieving with clinical depression. Dr. Brian Goldman explains to Rebecca.
 
 
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Radio West Playlist for January 27

4:30 - 5:00

 

Song: Nixon Song
Album: N/A
Artist: Hermetic

 

5:30 - 6:00

 

Song: Jailbird Love Song
Album: Mississipi Sheiks Tribute Album
Artist: Steve Dawson

 

Song: Tainted Love
Album: Bangtown
Artist: Big John Bates

 

Song: Downtown
Album: N/A
Artist: Erin Passmore

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BC Jobs Minister in Burns Lake

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An aerial view of the mill shows the extent of the devastation


B.C.'s jobs minister, Pat Bell visited Burns Lake today. The town is still in shock after an explosion levelled the Babine Forest Products Mill last week. Two people are dead and another 19 were injured. More than 250 workers are off the job. Minister Bell spent the day meeting with community leaders. Rebecca spoke to him after those meetings.

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Radio West book panel

For our inaugural book chat, we decided to feature underappreciated books. You know the ones: even though great reads, they are neglected, rarely checked out and they simply collect dust.    

Rebecca talked to three people and got their best picks for unloved books.

Jim Brinkman is the owner of Books and Company in Prince George. Anne DeGrace is an author and librarian at the Nelson Public Library and Sarah Klassen is the book manager at Kelowna's Mosaic Books.

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Jim Brinkman's pick: Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Chteyngart
Ann DeGrace's pick: The Swell Season by Josphy Skvorecky
Sarah Klassen's pick: Far to Go by Allison Pick

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Interviews:

Heritage Minister James Moore announces arts and culture funding

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Heritage Minister James Moore speaking in the House of Commons. (Photo CBC)

Federal Heritage Minister James Moore dropped by the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna to announce $700,000 worth of funding for 11 arts and culture projects. Afterwards, he spoke with Rebecca.
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Radio West Playlist for January 26

4:30-5:00

Song: Big Blue Wave
Album: Big Blue Wave EP
Artist: Hey Ocean

5:30-6:00

Song: Poison & Wine
Album: Barton Hollow
Artist: Civil Wars

Song: The Movies
Album: N/A
Artist: Crestwood

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French pastries on the Dish

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Chef Sandrine Martin of Kelowna

Move over chocolate chip cookies and brownies, we're branching out and entering the world of French pastries on The Dish. Sure, it's a bit more complicated than your run-of-the-mill, one-bowl brownies, but the pay-off is huge. Rebecca invited Chef Sandrine Martin into studio to talk pastry.

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Company committed to rebuilding Burns Lake mill

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It's been a tragic few of days in Burns Lake. Two people were found dead after an explosion tore through the Babine Forest Products Mill on Friday evening. Another 19 millworkers are still recovering from injuries. Some 250 people who worked at the now levelled mill, are off the job.

This week, officials with the company that owns the mill flew to Burns Lake to see the damage for themselves. Steve Zika is the CEO of Hampton Affiliates and spoke to Rebecca after he returned from Burns Lake.

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Radio West Playlist January 25

4:00-4:30

Song: Peg
Album: Aja
Artist: Steely Dan

Song: Peg
Album: Aja
Artist: The Darcys

4:30-5:00

Song: Lightshow
Album: The End of That
Artist: Plants and Animals

5:30-6:00

Song: Milord
Album: Milord
Artist: Edith Piaf

Song: Tricky Fellows
Album: She EP
Artist: Molly Rankin

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The Classifieds: Mother needs sitter for triplets

In our latest installment of The Classifieds, we meet Nelson's Becky Lauriente. Here's her ad:

Wanted: Caregiver for 15 month triplets, with an assistant.
References and criminal record check required.
Call Becky.


Rebecca called Becky and discovered her story gets much more interesting.

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Radio West Playlist January 23

4:00-4:30

 

Song: North Country
Album: North Country
Artist: The Rankin Family

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: MmmBop
Album: Middle of Nowhere
Artist: Hanson

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Hold on to the Metal
Album: Extended Play
Artist: Royal Canoe

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: You Can't Judge a Book
Album: Checkered Past
Artist: The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer

 

Song: Jolie Louise
Album: Grands Espaces
Artist: Isabelle Boulay

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BC Icewine

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Summerhill 2006 Zweigelt Icewine
British Columbia is poised to make a record amount of icewine this year. A cool summer last year meant oodles of grapes didn't quite make the cut - but they may take centre stage as icewine. Today we're exploring icewine with our wine columnist Jeanette Montgomery. She works for Poplar Grovery Winery. She's also a freelance wine writer.

Jeannette's ice wine picks:

Tinhorn Creek: $29.90

Summerhill Pyramid Winery: $55 - $148

Sonoran Estate Winery: $29.90 - $34.90


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Aging Boomers and Eldercare, Part 3

The third in a four-part series on aging boomers, the health care system, and eldercare. In this episode, the CBC's Rosanna Deerchild learns how to choose between home care and personal care homes.
 
 
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Radio West Playlists January 19 and 20

Thursday, January 19

4:00-4:30

Song: Holly, Ontario
Album: Islands Disappear
Artist: Said the Whale

 

4:30-5:00

Song: What I'm Missing
Album: Teenage Hunger
Artist: Sam Cash

 

5:00-5:30

Song: The Grand Optimist
Album: Little Hell
Artist: City and Colour

 

5:30-6:00

Song: Who by Fire
Album: New Skin for the Old Ceremony
Artist: Leonard Cohen

 

Song: Dance or Die
Album: The ArchAndroid
Artist: Janelle Monae

 

Friday, January 20

4:00-4:30

Song: At Last
Album: At Last!
Artist: Etta James

 

Song: Mexico
Album: Gorilla
Artist: James Taylor

 

4:30-5:00

Song: Words are Cheaper by the Dozen
Album: Written all over Me
Artist: Oren Barter

 

5:00-5:30

Song: Reel du Grandpère
Album: unknown
Artist: FiddleStix

 

5:30-6:00

Song: Truth
Album: James Cohen and the Prairie Roots Rockers (self-titled)
Artist: James Cohen and the Prairie Roots Rockers

 

Song: Barney and Miriam
Album: Floods & Fires
Artist: Craig Cardiff

 

Song: If I Can't Have You
Album: At Last!
Artist: Etta James with Harvey Fuqua

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Coldsnap Festival kicks off with Fiddlestix

Prince George's Coldsnap Music Festival kicks off with a Celtic kitchen party. Rebecca spoke with Janet Noade, one half of opening band Fiddlestix.

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Mo Bradley wins fishing award

Kamloops resident and passionate fisherman Mo Bradley received a National Recreational Fisheries Award this week. Rebecca spoke with him shortly after.
 
 
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Gluten-free on The Dish

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Gluten-free chocolate cinnamon banana loaf

This week, we're gluten-free on The Dish. MaryBeth Lafferty is the blogger behind Kelowna's The Lazy GF Chef. She joined Rebecca in studio to talk about cooking gluten-free.

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Cold weather in BC's interior

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Rebecca talks to people in downtown Kelowna

All week, we've been checking in with how people are handling this cold snap. Rebecca hit the streets of Kelowna to find out.

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Radio West Playlist January 18

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Through to You
Album: Ben Wilkins (self-titled)
Artist: Ben Wilkins 

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Summer in the City
Album: Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful
Artist: The Lovin' Spoonful

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Island in the Sun
Album: The Green Album
Artist: Weezer

 

Song: Snowed In
Album: Ashtray Rock
Artist: Joel Plaskett

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Winter on the Wet Coast

We heard that winter had hit the south coast, but we wanted to find out if it really compares to winter in the rest of B.C. To find out, Rebecca called Jo-Ann Roberts of Vancouver Island's afternoon show All Points West, and Stephen Quinn of Vancouver's On the Coast.

 

 

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Why go south when you can learn something new?

Ed Kozuki learned to snowboard at 60, and now at 74 he's become an adaptive ski instructor. Rebecca spoke with him about why he's taking on new challenges when his peers are relaxing.
 
 
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The Classifieds

We stumbled up on this in our latest installment of The Classifieds

Wanted: garbage cans that have been replaced by the new black ones.
Prefer round style with handles, but will take almost anything.
Willing to pay 3 to 4 dollars per can.

Turns out, Louis Gorjanc posted the ad. He runs a demolition company.

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Radio West Playlist January 17

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Sleuth on a Park Bench
Album: The Roofhoppers (self-titled)
Artist: The Roofhoppers

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Easy to Break a Heart
Album: Honey for Bees
Artist: Sherman Downey and and the Silver Lining

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Shades of Blue
Album: Shades of Blue
Artist: Gabriel Ayala

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Demolition Man
Album: Under the Spell
Artist: Dave Hole

 

Song: For the Good Times
Album: For the Good Times
Artist: The Little Willies

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Radio West Playlist January 16

4:00-4:30

Song: White Winter Hymnal
Album: Fleet Foxes (self-titled)
Artist: Fleet Foxes


4:30-5:00

Song: Future
Album: Feel it Break
Artist: Austra

 

5:00-5:30

Song: Change the Sheets
Album: Voyageur
Artist: Kathleen Edwards


5:30-6:00

Song: You're Mine
Album: Scrappy Happiness (coming out in March)
Artist: Joel Plaskett


Song: Looks
Album: Carleton Stone (self-titled)
Artist: Carleton Stone

 

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Radio West Playlist for January 9 to 13

Monday, January 9

Song: Everything to Me
Album: Love Letters
Artist: Jessie Farrell

 

Song: Something Stupid
Album: Shirts vs Skins
Artist: Graham Wright

 

Song: Picture
Album: Little Skeletons
Artist: The Lost Lovers Brigade

 

Tuesday, January 10

Song: Hope for Now
Album: Little Hell
Artist: City and Colour

 

Song: Fire it Up
Album: single- no new album yet
Artist: Johnny Reid 
(playing Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Dawson Creek, and Cranbrook in April)

 

Song: Bad Ritual
Album: Creep On Creepin' On
Artist: Timber Timbre

 

Song: Littlest Birds
Album: Blue Horse
Artist: Be Good Tanyas

 

Song: You Don't Have to Be
Album: Castlemusic
Artist: Jennifer Castle

 

Wednesday, January 11

Song: Them Kids
Album: Love at the End of  the World
Artist: Sam Roberts
(Rebecca interviewed Sam Robert last year. Listen again here.)

 

Song: Easy Come Easy Go
Album: New Wild Everywhere (coming out in April)
Artist: Great Lake Swimmers

 

Song: Opportunity
Album: single - no new album yet
Artist: Brasstronaut

 

Song: La La La
Album: Songs for Searchers
Artist: Andrew James O'Brien

 

Song: Just Cuz
Album: It Began/Ended with Sparks
Artist: Prairie Cat


 

Thursday, January 12

Song: Getcha Good
Album: Honeymoon Punch
Artist: Jenn Grant

 

Song: Drive
Album: not on an album
Artist: Hannah Georgas

 

Song: The Year Things Fell Apart
Album: Increase the Sweetness
Artist: The Golden Seals

 

Song: Woody
Album: Elk-Lake Serenade
Artist: Hayden


 

Friday, January 13

Song: Caught Me Thinkin'
Album: Barchords (coming out in February)
Artist: Bahamas

 

Song: Borrowed Time
Album: Borrowed Time (coming out in February)
Artist: Sunshine Drive

 

Song: Darkness
Album: Old Ideas (coming out late January)
Artist: Leonard Cohen

 

Song: Brand New Life
Album: unknown
Artist: Russell Jackson

 

 

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Monk on movies: Iron Lady and A Dangerous Method

Movie critic Katherine Monk tells Rebecca about Iron Lady and A Dangerous Method.

 

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Kitselas facing tough decision over Northern Gateway

The Kitselas First Nation is trying to decide whether to support the Northern Gateway pipeline, which would cross traditional Kitselas territory. Rebecca spoke to Chief Judy Gerow.

 

 

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Winter's coming!

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Snow outside CBC Kelowna's studio earlier this winter

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist tells Rebecca that winter is coming to the Interior.

 

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UBCycle encourages more students to cycle

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UBCycle Coordinators, Meshkat Javid and Jane Hollenberg, photo courtesy UBCO


Temperatures may be dropping and snow may be on the way, but students at UBC Okanagan have a chance to pedal to school on a free bicycle. A growing bike loan program aims to get more students cycling to school. UBCycle started last year, and this year two new students are running the program. Rebecca stopped by the bike room at UBC Okanagan earlier today, and met up with co-coordinator Meshkat Javid.
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If you'd like to donate a bicycle, contact ubcycles.okanagan@ubc.ca

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Northern Gateway Pipeline proponent Colin Kinsley

Colin Kinsley chairs the Northern Gateway Alliance. It's a group that works in support of the proposed Enbridge pipeline. Rebecca spoke with him about why he thinks the project should go ahead.
 
 
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Pot roast on The Dish

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Martin Laprise's brisket


It's all about pot roast on this installment of The Dish. Chef and Caterer Martin Laprise says the best tips are in the temperature and the barbecue sauce. Laprise is the man behind the Chef in Stead in Kelowna.

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Aging Boomers and Eldercare, Part 2

The second in a four-part series on aging boomers, the health care system, and eldercare. In this episode, the CBC's Rosanna Deerchild learns how to navigate the system:

 

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MP Nathan Cullen on the Northern Gateway project

 
NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who represents the riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley, joined Rebecca to talk about the Northern Gateway pipeline hearings.
 
 
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Arctic Air star Pascale Hutton

Pascale Hutton, star of CBC TV's new show Arctic Air was born and raised in Creston. She joined Rebecca to talk about the show.

 

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Reporter Betsy Trumpener on day one of the Northern Gateway hearings

Public hearings into the Northern Gateway pipeline began today in Kitamaat Village. CBC Reporter Betsy Trumpener was there, and joined Rebecca to talk about it.

 

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Sparkling wine

You probably popped the sparkling wine when the clock struck midnight some days ago. And chances are, you won't sip another glass of bubbly until next year year's eve.
Radio West wine columnist, Jeannette Montgomery says that's a mistake. She talked to Rebecca about why sparkling wine is good on any day.

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Jeannette's bubbly picks:

Summerhill Pyramid Winery - Cipes Rose, $29.95
Gray Monk - Odyssey 2008 White Brut, $24.95
8th Generation - Integrity 2010, $22.50
Road 13 Vineyards - Sparkling Chenin Blanc, $34.95

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Reporter Curt Petrovich previews Northern Gateway hearings

The National Energy Board hearings into Enbridge's Northern Gateway project begin tomorrow (January 10). Rebecca spoke with CBC Reporter Curt Petrovich, who is covering the hearings.
 
 
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Medical students in the Okanagan

A group of aspiring doctors recently arrived in Kelowna. The 32 students are the first to enrol in UBC's New Southern Medical Program. They'll attend classes in Kelowna and by third and fourth year they'll receive clincial training at hospitals and health centres all over the southern interior.
Today, the students, teachers and administrators gathered for an Open House at UBC's Clinical Academic Campus in Kelowna. Rebecca stopped by the event.


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Thomas Gunton's take on the Enbridge Pipeline

Thomas Gunton has been following the Northern Gateway Project for years. He's a former deputy Environment Minister and current Director of the Resource and Environmental Planning Program at SFU.
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Kindergarten class held at retirement home

Two days a week, a kindergarten class from Eileen Madson Primary School in Invermere goes on a very unique field trip to a local retirement home. Barbara and Paul Carriere came up with the idea. Paul is the superintendent of the Rocky Mountain School District. And Barbara is a teacher. Rebecca spoke to Barbara about the program.


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Aging Boomers and Eldercare, Part 1

The first in a four-part series on aging boomers, the health care system, and eldercare. The CBC's Rosanna Deerchild kicks it off by asking Canadians if they're ready for the shift:
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Canada's Youth Olympic Flag Bearer

Kamloops teen (and Youth Olympic curler) Corryn Brown will carry the flag for Team Canada at the first Youth Winter Olympics in Austria. Rebecca spoke with her just after the announcement.

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Corryn Brown (courtesy Canadian Olympic Committee)

 

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Dr. Brian Goldman on medical gadgets gone bad

House doctor Brian Goldman joins host Rebecca Zandbergen to talk about some new medical gadgets, and how they can do more harm than good.

 

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