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May 2012 Archives

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Interviews:

Smithers search and rescue volunteer rewarded for 30 years of service

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Walter Bucher receives a Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers award from Attorney General, Shirley Bond.

When someone gets into trouble on the lakes and rivers near Smithers, there's a good chance Walter Bucher will be called out to rescue them. Walter has been a search and rescue volunteer for the last 30 years. He's also a volunteer firefighter and the town's deputy emergency co-ordinator. He was one of 6 people who received a special Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers award from Attorney General, Shirley Bond on Wednesday. On Thursday, he talked with Rebecca.

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Unconventional professor speaks in Kelowna

Quebec Professor Norman Cornett is known for his unconventional teaching style and is featured in a new film, entitled Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer? Norman Cornett is in Kelowna this week and spoke with Rebecca on Radio West.

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Playlists:

Radio West playlist for May 31

4:30-5:00

 

Song: New Wild Everywhere
Album: New Wild Everywhere
Artist: Great Lake Swimmers

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Remembering Broadway
Album: Big Acoustic Love
Artist: Brent Tyler

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Ziggy Stardust
Album: Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
Artist: David Bowie

 

Song: Call My Name
Album: Boo Hoo Hoo
Artist: No Sinner

 

 

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Edgewood's grizzly bear problem

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Conservation officers tranquilized and relocated this bear to the Granby Wilderness Area, after it chased down an ostrich near Edgewood, B.C. (Contributed by Sgt. Arnold DeBoon)
The small West Kootenay town of Edgewood has grizzly bear problem. This past weekend, conservation officers relocated a 300 pound bear after it killed a sheep. It's the fifth bear that has either been shot or moved from Edgewood this spring. Rebecca spoke with conservation officer Arnold De Boon.
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Interviews:

Quilters Guild Turns 30

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Orchard Valley Quilters Guild's Marguerite Berry in our Kelowna studio showing off a quilt before the guild's big 30th anniversary party.

 

Kelowna's Orchard Valley Quilters Guild is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The guild's Marguerite Berry dropped into our studio before their big party to talk with Rebecca.

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Kamloops business has chance to win $100,000

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Mike Mitimore

A Kamloops business got some very good news this morning. Lee's Music is in the running to win 100 thousand dollars to further develop its design of a rather unique guitar. The team is one of eight finalists competing for the Business Development Bank of Canada's Grand Prize for Innovation. Mike Miltimore is the brains behind the guitar.

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You can vote for Mike Mitimore's guitar here.

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Playlists:

Radio West playlist for May 30

4:00-4:30

 

Song: La Vie En Rose
Album: Apres
Artist: Iggy Pop 

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Bulb, For Later
Album: Long Live
Artist: Snowblink

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Diyan Boliyan
Album: En Karma
Artist: En Karma

 

Song: Florentine
Album: Manic Sparkles
Artist: Cinderpop

 

 

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The Dish: Poppadoms

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Aman Dosanj of Kelowna's Poppadoms

It's all in the family on this week's Dish. The Dosanj family runs Poppadoms in Kelowna. Aman Dosanj is one of the owners, and in this family business, you'd know her as the daughter.
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Playlist for May 29

4:00-4:30

Song: Mountain Town
Album: Let It Go
Artist: Jon and Roy

4:30-5:00


Song: Three Good Reasons
Album: Sun
Artist: Mud Dog

5:00-5:30

Song: Me and My Dog
Album: Night and Day
Artist: Andre Williams and The Sadies

5:30-6:00

Song: Call Me Maybe
Album: Curiosity
Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen

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Robert Dziekanski's life told in opera

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Bass baritone Clayton Kennedy rehearses for the opera, I Will Fly like a Bird: a Tribute to Robert Dziekanski in a studio in Halifax on Tuesday. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

A new opera is premiering in Halifax this week. It's called I Will Fly Like A Bird and is about the life and death of Robert Dziekanski. The Polish man died at the Vancouver airport in 2007 after being tasered by the RCMP. John Plant composed the music for the opera and spoke to Rebecca.
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The Classifieds: Apples

Learn more about the apples Heidi mentioned here.

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Outdoor Guy: Spring Flowers

This week, our outdoor guy Dave Quinn heads to the grasslands to check out the spring flowers.

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Yellow balsam-root sunflowers, Wycliffe Bute, near Kimberley. (Credit: Dave Quinn)

 

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Pink shooting stars, Skookumchuck Prairie, near Wasa. (Credit: Dave Quinn)

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Wild flower at Skaha Bluffs near Penticton by Lorraine Kane

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Playlist for May 28

4:00-4:30

 

Song: You Make Me Laugh
Album: Blame it on Me
Artist: Alfie Zappacosta

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: River By the Garden
Album: Say Us
Artist: Zeus

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Head Above Water
Album: Love in the Age of War
Artist: Men Without Hats

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: 90s Kids
Album: Pau Pau
Artist: Oh No Yoko

 

Song: I Got You Babe
Album: Barchords
Artist: Bahamas 

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Wine Column: Fraser Valley

Our wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery takes Radio West on a virtual tour of the Fraser Valley. The region is known best known for its farming, but is now growing grapes.
 
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Jeannette's Fraser Valley Recommendation, 2009 Township 7 Rose

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Columbia River Treaty up for review

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The Duncan Dam, in the Purcell Mountains, is one of four dams included in the Columbia River Treaty. (Government of B.C.)

 

The Columbia River Treaty is up for review, and residents have a chance to share their thoughts. Deb Kozak chairs the local government committee, and she joined Rebecca to explain.

You can also read more about it here (includes open house dates).

 

 

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Monk's Movies: Men in Black and Chernobyl Diaries

Katherine Monk tells Rebecca about Men in Black 3 and Chernobyl Diaries.

 

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BC cyclist closes in on Giro d'Italia win

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Hesjedal is one of few Canadian cyclists to ever win a stage of the Tour de France, and will be considered a contender in this summer's event. Here, Hesjedal leads a stage of the 2011 Tour de France. (Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)

A BC cyclist is poised to win one of the world's most prestigious races this weekend. Victoria's Ryder Hesjedal currently sits in second place overall in the Giro d'Italia. Rebecca spoke with three-time Olympic cycling medalist, Curt Harnett about Hesjedal's chances.
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Playlists:

Playlist for May 25

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Steal My Sunshine
Album: You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
Artist: Len

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: My Day
Album: Boy Bridge
Artist: Alan Doyle

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Old Boulder
Album: n/a
Artist: The Arbitrarys

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Beautiful
Album: Stranger
Artist: Scarlett Jane

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Should ice cream trucks play music?

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On Wednesday, we learned West Kelowna is planning to ban music from mobile food vendors, including from ice cream trucks. Since then, the story has received national attention. To find out more, Rebecca spoke with West Kelowna mayor Doug Findlater.
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Weekend Wrap May 25-27

In Prince George, join the Red Shirt Walk of Honour, raising money for Winch House. Meet at the Band Shell at Fort George Park, at 10 AM on Saturday.

 

In Terrace, get the kids moving at the Kermode Kids Triathlon on Sunday.

 

In the South Okanagan, check out the costumed-racers in the Half-Corked Marathon.

 

And, laugh for a good cause in Kelowna and Kamloops with The Boob Tour.

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Radio West Spotlight: The Arbitrarys

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The Arbitrarys

Naomi Kavka and Josh Sandu are bandmates and soulmates. They call themselves The Arbitrarys and are from Prince George. This fall, they moved to St. John's, Newfoundland where Naomi is studying. Rebecca talked to her about how things are going out there.
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The quest for a tastier tomato

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Grocery store tomatoes are often bland. Backyard tomatoes are sweet, tangy and delicious. One scientist is working hard to make sure the two have more in common. Michael Bhardwaj explains.

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Playlist for May 24

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Learn to Let Go
Album: Mannequin
Artist: JP Hoe

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Don't Go
Album: Death Dreams 
Artist: PS I Love You

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Crooked Legs
Album: Glory Hope Mountain
Artist: The Acorn

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Name of fallen soldier from Kamloops added to cenotaph

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Master Cpl. Erin Doyle
It's been four years since Master Cpl. Erin Doyle was killed on duty in Afghanistan. Now, the city of Kamloops has added his name to its cenotaph. It's the first time in 65 years a name has been added to that monument, and tomorrow the city will hold a ceremony in Cpl. Doyle's honour. Rebecca spoke to his mother, Kathy Mitchell.

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The Dish: Honey

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Helen Kennedy of Arlo's Honey Farm

We kept things simple on The Dish today. Simple and sweet. Rebecca spoke with Helen Kennedy of Arlo's Honey Farm.

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West Kelowna bans music on ice cream trucks

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What's an ice cream truck without that tinny, carnival music? We're about to find out. West Kelowna is set to ban all music from food trucks, including those selling ice cream. We get the scoop on the story.

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Playlists:

Playlist for May 23

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Sex Back (cover)
Album: none
Artist: Rock Plaza Central

 

Song: King and Lionheart
Album: My Head is an Animal
Artist: Of Monsters and Men

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Into Giants
Album: Adventures in your own Backyard
Artist: Patrick Watson 

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Bee Song (The Plight of the Bumblebee)
Album: The Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower
Artist: Maria in the Shower 

 

Song: Bathtubs
Album: Extended Play
Artist: Royal Canoe 

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Proposed ICBC changes

ICBC wants to change the way you pay for car insurance, but first they want to hear from you. Rebecca spoke with Steve Crombie, about what the changes, and where they're holding open houses.

Find out how you can weigh in here.

 

 

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Mounties guard the Queen for a day

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Members of the RCMP on their way to Buckingham Palace

This week for the first time, members of the RCMP are standing guard at the ceremonial gates of Buckingham Palace. The officers are with the RCMP Musical Ride. One of those officers is Prince George native Cst. Jennifer McRae. Rebecca spoke with Cst. McRae in London earlier today after she finished up her post.

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Playlist for May 22

4:00-4:30

 

Song: One Life
Album: Cosmonaut and the Girl
Artist: Shawn Hook

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Leave it all Behind
Album: We All Die
Artist: New Found Land

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Such is Life
Album: Sweet as Pie
Artist: Lake of Stew

 

Song: What Have I Done
Album: Portage & Main
Artist: Portage & Main

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Spences Bridge for Ultimate Fishing Town

The town of Spences Bridge wants your votes in an Ultimate Fishing Town contest. Regional director Steven Rice told Rebecca about it.

  

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The Classifieds: extraterrestrial contact?

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Deborah Warren in Wyoming.

In our latest installment of the Classifieds, we meet Deborah Warren. She's the coordinator of the Okanagan CE-5 Working Group. That organization aims to make extraterrestrial contact. Here is Deborah's ad:

Extra-terrestrial contact
Lecture and skywatch, bring camp chair, wear warm clothes.
May 26, 6:30-9pm
Nelson Youth Centre.

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Monk's Movies for May 18

Movie critic Katherine Monk reviews What to Expect When You're Expecting, and The Dictator.
 
 
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Radio West Spotlight: Twin Peaks

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Fort St. John duo, Twin Peaks

We're shining the Radio West spotlight on another local musical act. Fort St. John duo Twin Peaks narrowly missed a shot to take part in CBC Radio 3's Tracks on Tracks project. But Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt are making a name for themslves. Lindsay spoke to Rebecca about the band's success.
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Playlists:

Playlist for May 18

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Revelstoke Dam
Album: Mean Sun
Artist: Brasstronaut

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Victoria Day
Album: Victoria Day
Artist: Melissa McClelland

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: For the Dogs
Album: none
Artist: Twin Peaks

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Goin Up to the Country
Album: Moonlit Rambles
Artist: Scott Cook

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Private Space Flight

The first privately-owned rocket heads to space tomorrow. Night Sky Guy Andrew Fazekas joined Rebecca Zandbergen to explain.

  

 

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Weekend Wrap for May 18-21

Check out the events Kathryn highlighted in the weekend wrap:

 

Celebrate Mining Week on Saturday at the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum, and the Hedley Heritage Museum.

 

Watch some extreme car racing at the Knox Mountain Hill Climb in Kelowna, on Saturday and Sunday.

 

See cyclists whiz by in 4 events at the BC Masters Stage Race in Kamloops, Saturday and Sunday.

 

Celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday with breakfast, a costume contest, and royal trivia at the Fort St. James National Historic Site on Monday.

 

See Edmonton's Scott Cook play and Greenwood and Penticton, Friday and Saturday.

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Your barbecue recipes!

Marcus Smith's BBQ Cabbage

BBQ cabbage, roasted whole: Core replaced with sauteed onions and bacon, mixed with 1/2 cup bbq sauce. Wrap & set on foil ring.

 

Rick Schlosser's Apple Butter BBQ Sauce Recipe

I make a big batch and can it. I use Cattle Boyz Spice and Volcano Spice but you can spice to you own taste. It is especially good on ribs but is good on any beef, pork or bison.

4 Cups Apple Sauce

4 Small Tins Tomato Paste

Molasses 500ml

Garlic

Onion

Cattle Boyz Smokey SW Seasoning

Volcano Spice

Salt

Pepper

Apple Cider Vinegar 4Tblsps

Worshestershire Sauce

Liquid Smoke

A Little Ketchup

Brown Sugar to taste

Liquid Honey to taste (a couple cups)

 

Catester's Grilled Chicken

 

First you make the "secret sauce" and then you let the chicken marinate in it. Overnight in the refrigerator is best, but if you don't get around to it, a couple of hours will do. It only takes 20 minutes or so to prep (More if your husband helps), so I usually do it last thing at night before I take the dog out.

If you're good with a charcoal grill, you're only cooking these for 15 minutes, maybe 20. If you don't get the heat quite right, it will take longer.

Food you need:

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

- 2 or 3 lemons

- 4 or 5 garlic cloves

- ¼ to ½ cup olive oil

- 3 Tbsp dried oregano

- 3 Tsp dried thyme

- Salt (Kosher salt if you have it)

- Pepper (fresh ground if you have it)

Things you need

- Something to juice the lemons

Food processor

- Shallow dish big enough to hold your chicken breasts in a single layer

- Saran wrap

Charcoal

Weber grill

-Alcan BBQ buddy™ (If you don't have that, heavy duty aluminum foil will work)

 

Prep

Juice the lemons and put the juice in the food processor.

Pour olive oil on top of that until you have equal looking amounts. It's not science; it just has to be close.

Chop the garlic really, really fine, and throw it in the food processor

Add oregano, salt, pepper, thyme

"Pulse" or turn the food processor on high for about 30 to 45 seconds. You don't want chunks of anything, but it's ok if you can still identify strands of the oregano. This is going to turn an alarming shade of green. Don't worry.

Pour a very thin layer of the mixture in the bottom of your dish, just covering the bottom.

Wash + dry the chicken breasts and put them in the dish with the nice side up. You want a single layer. They can touch, but don't stack them.

Pour the rest of the mixture over the chicken breasts so that they are completely covered. (Maybe you want to pulse it again for a few seconds before you pour it.)

Cover the dish tightly with Saran Wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

Cooking - finally

Start the fire. Put the BBQ Buddy on the grill. If you don't have a BBQ Buddy, get a sheet of heavy duty foil, and pierce it several places. Put that on the grill, shiny side down.

Take the chicken out of the fridge.

When the coals are completely hot, but before they break down, put the chicken on the Buddy or foil, nice side down. Cover the grill and leave it alone for at least 10 minutes, I really mean it.

Turn the chicken over. Cook it for at least another five minutes. You just have to judge when it's done. If you like grill marks on the chicken, wait until it is done, then take it off the foil and put it on the grill for a minute. Don't do that first or the chicken will be rubbery and/or burned.

Other stuff

I usually serve it with either this potato salad, or with little potatoes which I

also grill.

If go for the potatoes, put enough water to cover your potatoes (little ones!) in a pot and start bringing it to a boil at the same time you light the fire. Let the potatoes cook until you turn the chicken over the first time. Then drain them and put them in the dish with the rest of the secret sauce and coat them.

Put them on the grill but not directly over the heat, and turn them after no more than 5 minutes. If they're done before the chicken, just move them to the edges of the grill to keep them warm. Throw them in a bowl when you're ready to serve. I like them with a little butter and more pepper; some people want more salt, too.

I also usually have either asparagus or green beans with maybe some red peppers, just to add some color to the plate. I'm open to suggestions there. If you can get good corn on the cob, that works great with the rest of this meal.

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The Barbecue Collection

 

 

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Canadian Living has just published a massive barbecue cookbook, called The Barbecue Collection. Rebecca spoke with editor Tina Anson Mine about the book, and started by asking her how they came up with 552 pages of recipes:

 

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CHEESE-STUFFED BANANA PEPPERS

(Hint: If you make extra, it can be saved and spread on crusty bread. Add a tossed salad if you plan to make this into a meal)

INGREDIENTS:

6 hot banana peppers***

2/3 cup finely diced mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup diced sweet onion

2 tbsp parmesan cheese

2 tbsp minced fresh parsley

4 tsp drained capers

pinch black pepper

2 slices bread, crusts removed

pinch salt

Extra-virgin olive oil

*** you can substitute a milder pepper, just make sure it is the same long, slender shape

 

- Cut tops off banana peppers as close to stems as possible. With a paring knife, remove cores.

Using a small spoon, scoop out seeds and membranes.

Rinse insides to remove any remaining seeds, then shake out water.

- Mix together mozzarella, onion, Parmesan, parsley, capers and black pepper.

Stuff into each banana pepper until 1 inch (2.5 cm) below top.

Tear bread and stuff into space to seal.

- Grill, covered, on greased grill over medium-high heat...turning often until tender, lightly charred

and cheese is melted. (About 6-8 minutes)

- Transfer to serving dish...sprinkle with salt...drizzle with oil to taste.

Makes 6 servings.

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When is it okay to throw out a book?

When is it okay to throw a book out? Retired teacher Ida Hedrick found a dumpster full of books discarded after a school closing in Merritt. Rebecca spoke to Robert Peacock, the Superintendent of the Nicola-Similkameen school district to find out more.

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Playlist for May 17

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Ballad of Wendel Clark
Album: Greatest Hits
Artist: Rheostatics

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Youth Without Youth
Album: Synthetica (coming out in June)
Artist: Metric

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Little Bird
Album: Bird Eyes
Artist: Wind Up Radio Sessions 

 

Song: Hot Stuff
Album: Bad Girls
Artist: Donna Summer

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BC students weigh in on Quebec tuition battle

The fight over rising tuition in Quebec is not letting up. Radio West wanted to know what students here think of that battle. Rebecca spoke with two people: Kallie Smith, president of the Northern Undergraduate Student Society at the University of Northern BC in Prince George, and Curtis Tse, executive chair of UBC Okanagan's Students' Union.

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Penticton Celebrates the Vees

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The City of Penticton held a party today to celebrate the Penticton Vees, who just won the national Junior A hockey championships. Rebecca Zandbergen spoke with fan Derek Hurst, who was at the party.
 
 
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The Dish: Early Preserving

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Your favourite local fruits and veggies might not be ready to harvest yet, but that doesn't mean it's too early to think about preserving them. Patricia Guest is a chef from Peachland, and a passionate preserver.
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Patricia's Tomato Salsa includes:
tomato, onion, garlic, lime, lime rind, cilantro and salt


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Playlists:

Playlist for May 16

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Walls Come Tumbling Down
Album: Bleating Hearts
Artist: Bleating Hearts

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Not Giving Up
Album: We Were Born to Glory (comes out in July)
Artist: Royal Wood

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Monday, Monday
Album: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
Artist: The Mamas and the Papas

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Strawberry Jam
Album: Arkansas Traveller
Artist: Michelle Shocked (with Doc Watson)

 

Song: Walking in My Sleep
Album: Bright & Vivid
Artist: Kathryn Calder

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Playlist for May 15

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Cigarette Machine
Album: 6 Volts
Artist: Fred Eaglesmith

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Sweet Thing
Album: Just Married
Artist: Carolyn Mark (with Corb Lund)

 

Song: Out of My Hands
Album: Much More than Merry Men
Artist: The Archers

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Think So Now
Album: Way Back Home
Artist: Cedar Park (with Esthero)

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Hurt Me Tomorrow
Album: Country, God or the Girl (coming out in July)
Artist: K'naan

 

Song: I Can't Lie Down  
Album: Co-Op Mode
Artist: Royal Canoe 

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Canoe trip through the Kootenays

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Dave Quinn and his family

Our outdoors guy Dave Quinn is back from Tanzania and already on another trip. This time he's packed up his family for a two week canoe trip through the Kootenays.

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Western skink lesson

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photo credit, Elizabeth Vincer

This weekend, Rebecca spotted a lizard with a long blue tail, in East Kelowna. With a bit of  google research she determined it was a western skink. Elizabeth Vincer is studying these reptiles at Simon Fraser University and she gave Rebecca a little lesson on the nifty little creatures.
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photo credit, Elizabeth Vincer

If you spot a western skink, you can report it here.



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Hot Topic: ICBC Changes

Learn more about possible ICBC changes here, and have your say too.

Don't forget to tell us what you think: call 1-855-222-5775, email, tweet @cbcradiowest, or comment on Facebook.

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Playlists:

Playlist for May 14

(It's a short one today!)

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: I Found You
Album: Boys & Girls
Artist: Alabama Shakes

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Sisters of Mercy
Album: Songs of Leonard Cohen
Artist: Leonard Cohen

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Plane Crash Update

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The coroner hikes down an embankment to the plane crash site, 150m from Highway 97C. Monday, officials began extracting the bodies of the three people who died in the crash Sunday evening. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

 

Rebecca Zandbergen got updates on the Okanagan plane crash, from an eyewitness, our reporter Brady Strachan, and Bill Yearwood of the Transportation Safety Board.
 
 
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Vancouver Island Wine

Radio West wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery dropped by to talk Vancouver Island wines.
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Jeannette's recommendations for Island wineries:
Averill Creek
Venturi Schulze
Blue Grouse


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Penticton Vees Capture Title

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The Penticton Vees are the Junior A Hockey National Champions. The team won a very close game last night against the Woodstock Slammers to take home the RBC Cup. Forward Joey Benik and goalie Michael Garteig talked to Rebecca from the Calgary airport on their way home.




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Links for today's show

Learn more about Kiano Zamani's "Pass it On" project, designed to make people talk to strangers, and smile!

 

Win a trip to see Alabama Shakes in Detriot!

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Interviews:

Penticton Vees two wins away from National Championship

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The Penticton Vees have had a record setting year. They set a junior hockey record during the regular season with 42 consecutive wins. They set a BCHL record with 54 wins in a season. But at the Royal Bank Cup - Canada's Junior 'A' championship- the Vees lost their first two games.Then they rebounded with two come-from-behind wins. Those victories earned them a spot in Saturday's semi-final. If they win that game, they get to play for the national Junior A championship on Sunday. Guest host Kathryn Marlow spoke with the team's long time colour commentator, Al Formo. We reached him at the Royal Bank Cup in Humboltd, Saskatchewan.

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Katherine Monk's Movie Reviews

Radio West's movie reviewer, Katherine Monk dropped by to tell us what she thinks of Dark Shadows and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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Weekend Wrap May 11-13

Here are the events Gillianne mentioned today:

 

Head out for a Mother's Day run in Smithers.

 

Show-off your belly dancing (or watch) with the Shimmy Mob in Nelson and Prince George.

 

See some future hockey stars at the male U17 BC Cup in Salmon Arm.

 

Pick up some plants at the Spring Plant Sale in Summerland.

 

Celebrate spring at the Fertility Festival in Kelowna.

 

 

 

 

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Playlists:

Playlist for May 11

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Bad Faith
Album: Kook Soul
Artist: Parlovr

 

4:30-5:00

Song: Thunder Island
Album: Thunder Island
Artist: Jay Ferguson

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Forsaken Love
Album: A Passing Glimpse
Artist: Pharis & Jason Romero

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand
Album: Rocket
Artist: Primative Radio Gods

 

Song: The Current
Album: n/a
Artist: Dirty Earth

 

 

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Raising a Puppy

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Spring is often a time for new beginnings. For would-be dog lovers, that means it could be a good time to get that cute little puppy you've always wanted. For a few tips on how to bring a new four-legged friend into your home, Rebecca spoke with Kelowna's Brad Pattison. He's a dog trainer and author of the new book, Brad Pattison's Puppy Book: A Step-by-Step Guide to the First Year of Training.

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BCTF President Susan Lambert

Rebecca Zandbergen spoke with BC Teacher's Federation President Susan Lambert, about the latest in the labour dispute.

 

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Playlists:

Playlist for May 10

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Jar of Love
Album: Everything in the World
Artist: Wanting

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: I Hate Work
Album: Goodbye July
Artist: Shred Kelly

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Love Lust
Album: LoveBlood
Artist: King Charles

 

Song: Reservations
Album: This Unknown Science
Artist: Joy Kills Sorrow

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Woman delivers baby 2 days after learning of pregnancy

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Jessi Wall and Evan

19-year-old Jessi Wall delivered a baby five days ago, but only discovered she was pregnant last week. She visited a walk-in clinic with back pain. That's when the doctor asked: any chance you could be pregnant?

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Interior Health responds to "Save Our Hospital" campaign

Princeton residents are increasing their campaign against ER closures. Interior Health's Susan Brown told Rebecca Zandbergen that 24/7 coverage is a priority.

 

 

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The Dish: Bannock

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Kekuli Cafe owner, Sharon Bond

On today's Dish, we meet Kekuli Cafe owner, Sharon Bond. The restaurant's motto is simple: Don't panic, we have bannock!

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Playlists:

Playlist for May 9

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Red Lights
Album: Latin
Artist: Holy F***

(See the cat music video Lisa mentioned here.)

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Easy Come Easy Go
Album: New Wild Everywhere
Artist: Great Lake Swimmers

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Goodbye July
Album: Goodbye July
Artist: Shred Kelly

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Playlist for May 8

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Make a New Dance Up
Album: Is (coming out May 15)
Artist: Hey Ocean

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Cosmic Hockey
Album: Big Two Five
Artist: Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Way I Am
Album: Girls & Boys
Artist: Ingrid Michaelson


 

Song: Wake Up
Album: Funeral
Artist: Arcade Fire

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Campaign to save Princeton's hospital

The emergency room at Princeton General Hospital is closed regularly because of a staffing shortage. A group of residents has launched a campaign to change that. Rebecca spoke with resident Spencer Coyne.

 

 

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Choose your Family Day

Our hot topic today is BC's new Family Day, which will be next February if legislation passes. The province wants you to help with the specifics, by voting online.

 

While you're at it, tell us what you think too! Call Talkback at 1-855-222-5775, tweet @cbcradiowest, or email us.

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The Classifieds: June Wedding

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Amy Stann and Jeff Turner-Hayes

Today in the Classifieds, we meet Kelowna bride-to-be, Amy Stann. Here's her ad:

Looking to rent or borrow church pews for outdoor wedding in June.

Rebecca called up Amy to see how plans for the wedding were coming along.
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Playlist for May 7

4:00-4:30

Song: American Woman
Album: American Woman
Artist: The Guess Who

4:30-5:00

Song: Got That Lonesome Feeling on My Mind
Album: Songs For the Haunted Hillbilly
Artist: Matthew Barber

5:00-5:30

Song: Blank Maps
Album: I Predict a Graceful Expulsion
Artist: Cold Specks

5:30-6:00

Song: Things Will Get Better
Album: Spring Romance
Artist: Bend Sinister

Song: She's No Lady
Album: Pontiac
Artist: Lyle Lovett


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Fixing the treaty process

A new report written for the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development says the treaty process in BC needs to change. The First Nations Summit says it's high time for that change. Rebecca spoke with summit member Chief Doug White.

 

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Penticton Vees go for national title

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Goalie Mike Garteig
The Penticton Vees are making a run for the Royal Bank Cup in Saskatchewan this week. It's a national tournament, pitting five Junior A hockey teams against each other. Rebecca spoke with goaltender, Mike Garteig ahead of tomorrow's game.
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The Vees take on the Woodstock Slammers tomorrow night at 7:30pm MT.


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Weekend Wrap details, May 4-6

  • Canadian rockers Headpins play in Kamloops Saturday.

 

 

 

  • Yolanda Ridge has a new children's book, about a girl who fights a proposed highway through her grandma's farm. She's launching the book in Rossland this weekend.

 

  • Comedian Ron James swings through the interior, with stops in Kelowna, Kamloops, and Vernon.

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Katherine Monk's Movie Reviews

Radio West movie reviewer, Katherine Monk, reviews The Avengers and Darling Companion.

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Enbridge responds to concerns over First Nations Consultation

Some Enbridge investors are worried the company isn't consulting First Nations enough. Radio West's Kathryn Marlow spoke to company spokesman Todd Nogier about the concerns.

 

 

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Playlists:

Playlist for May 4

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Penny Lane
Album: Magical Mystery Tour
Artist:The Beatles

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Everybody's On TV
Album: Land & Sea
Artist: Sarah Slean

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Better Than One
Album: N/A
Artist: Jeff Piattelli

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: I Tried To Run
Album: Weeks, Months, Years
Artist: Ryan Mcmahon

 

Song: Brass Monkey
Album: License To Ill
Artist: Beastie Boys

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Supermoon on Display

This weekend, the moon will come as close as it can to earth, making it appear bigger. It's being called a supermoon. Rebecca chatted with Night Sky Guy Andrew Fazekas about the phenomenon.

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Playlists:

Playlist for May 3

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Sun Burns Out
Album: Old Time Machine/Old Cabin Split EP
Artist:Old Time Machine

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: When I Write My Master's Thesis
Album: Provincial
Artist: John K. Samson

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: No Talking
Album: Tic Toc Tic
Artist: The Zolas

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Summer Salute
Album: Bells & Whistles
Artist: Steph MacPherson

 

Song: Song We Can Sing To
Album: Phoenix
Artist: Sean Hogan

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Shareholders want Enbridge to work better with First Nations

An investment firm with shares in Enbridge wants the oil and gas firm to report on how it is getting consent from First Nations for the Northern Gateway project. Rebecca Zandbergen spoke to NEI Investment's Robert Walker.
 
 
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Snowboarding enters the Paralympics

Para-snowboarding will be a medal event for the first time, starting at the 2014 Paralympics. Rebecca spoke with Tyler Mosher, who has been lobbying for the sport to be added for a decade.

 

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The Dish: Spring Cooking

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Summerhill chef, Jesse Croy

Forget those root vegetables languishing in your cellar, it's spring time! And already, gardeners are pulling rhubarb, pea shoots and arugala up from the ground. It's the moment chefs have been waiting for all winter long. Jesse Croy is the head chef at Summerhill Winery, and joined Rebecca on Radio West.

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Playlists:

Playlist for May 2

4:00-4:30

 

Song: It Could be Love
Album: Camouflage Nights
Artist: Camouflage Nights

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Best Day
Album: Best Day (comes out June 5)
Artist: Dala Girls

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Picket Fence
Album: Travelling
Artist: Andrew and Zachari Smith

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Haven't Seen it Yet
Album: A Natural Fact
Artist: Steve Strongman

 

Song: Peggy Sang the Blues
Album: England Keep my Bones
Artist: Frank Turner

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WorkSafe BC updates sawmill investigations

WorkSafe BC issued an update on its investigation into the Burns Lake sawmill explosion. Rebecca spoke with WorkSafe's Roberta Ellis about that, and asked about the Prince George investigation too.  

 

 

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Playlist for May 1

4:00-4:30

Song: Wondering Where the Lions Are
Album: Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws
Artist: Bruce Cockburn

4:30-5:00

Song: Bread and Roses
Album: Bread and Roses
Artist: Judy Collins

5:30-6:00

Song: Time in a Bottle
Album:You Don't Mess Around With Jim
Artist: Jim Croce

Song: Youth Without Youth
Album:Synthetica
Artist: Metric


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Outdoor Column: teaching tour guides in Tanzania

Our outdoor columnist Dave Quinn is in Tanzania, teaching tour guides as part of a development program. He joined Rebecca from Dar es Salaam to talk about it.
 
 
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The Classifieds: Piano for Sale

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Trish Johnson's piano

This week, from the Classifieds, we meet Prince George's Trish Johnson. Here's her ad:

Lesage Piano
30 plus years in family.
Needs tuning and sheet music rack but otherwise in nice condition.
$800.


Rebecca called Trish Johnson to learn the piano had already sold, and turns out it was very difficult to give up.

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Brian Goldman on seniors' medication

A new report says seniors are over medicated, and all the drugs do more harm than good. Rebecca got the details from house doctor Brian Goldman.

 

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