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August 2012 Archives

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Playlist for August 31

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Chanel the dog. (Courtesy Manusha Janakiram)


4:00-4:30

Song: Whitewater
Album: Whitewater EP
Artist: Zaac Pick

4:30-5:00

Song: Zero Orchestra
Album: Lights of Endangered Species
Artist: Matthew Good

5:00-5:30

Song: Richer Than We Know
Album: Cicada
Artist: Liam Titcomb

5:30-6:00

Song: Small Town
Album: Comin' Out
Artist: Kate Reid

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Movie Reviews: Lawless and Big Boys Gone Bananas

This week, Katherine Monk talks about Lawless and Big Boys Gone Bananas.



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Turning a court case into theatre in the Kootenays

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Some of the cast of "8": Gus Fowler, Karen Agnew, Deb Kozak, and Chris Cook (back row), and John Dooley and Michael Graham (front row). (Courtesy Michael Graham)


When a contentious California court case over marriage wasn't televised, one U.S. screenwriter decided to make it public in his own way. He got the transcripts, turned them into theatre, and "8" The Play was born.

A Nelson production of the play opens Kootenay Pride this weekend. Michael Graham is the man who brought it to town, and he told guest host Manusha Janakiram why it makes great theatre.


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Weekend Wrap for August 31 to September 3

Cheer on your local hockey team! Both the BCHL and WHL ar in exhibition season.

Celebrate the Thompson and Fraser Rivers at Lytton's River Festival. You can play chicken poop bingo there too!

There are all sorts of things to check out, including the 100 Mile Diet Iron Chef Competition, at the Armstrong IPE.

Go for a run at Prince George's Labour Day Classic.

Celebrate Pride in the Kootenays!

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Prince George church encourages congregants to tweet

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Pastor Mark Wessner

The days of sitting rigidly in a church pew are over, at least at one Prince George church. The Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church is trying something new: twitter, straight from the church pew. Rebecca spoke with the church's pastor, Mark Wessner.

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Canadian recipes from Anita Stewart

Food writer Anita Stewart shared some tips on modern Canadian ways to cook fish:

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She also shared a few recipes, like one for this early Acadian dish:

Poutines à Trou

Anita Landry and I met years ago while she was promoting New Brunswick's great seafood.  As an Acadian she and her family enjoy many special traditions.  Poutines à Trou is one such special dish.  She writes "This can be made year round. However, in our family, mother would make them especially at Christmas time with a kind of apple we grew and that seemed to be only ready at that time of year. This was the treat on Christmas morning and to lightly heat them in the oven of our wood stove made them taste even better.  The saltiness of the pork with every bite is scrumptious....Some people enjoy cranberries mixed with the apples, adding four or five berries to the filling of each poutine." 
If available, use Northern Spy apples or Gravenstein, the traditional apple of Atlantic Canada.


Dough:
5 cups (1.25 L) all-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 mL) cream of tartar
1 tsp (5 mL) salt                  
½ lb (250 g) cold lard or shortening      
1 ¾ cups (425 mL) milk                 

Filling:
5 large apples, peeled, cored and diced              
1 cup (250 mL) raisins                       
¼ cup (60 mL) finely diced salt pork                       

Syrup:
1 ¼ cups (300 mL) granulated sugar               
1 cup (250 mL) warm water                   

For dough, in large bowl, combine flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender, or your fingers, cut or rub in shortening until mixture is the texture of coarse crumbs. With wooden spoon, then eventually using your hands, work in milk, about ½ cup (125 mL) at a time to form a stiff dough. Divide into two sections, wrap with plastic wrap and let rest while you prepare the fillings.
For filling, in bowl, stir together apples and raisins or cranberries. In skillet over medium heat, cook salt pork just until crisp; pour off fat.
Roll out one section of dough to ½ inch (1 cm) thick rectangle. Cut into 4 rough rectangles. Place about 2/3 cup (150 mL) apple mixture in centre of one section top with a few pieces pork. Wet edges of dough with a little milk. At one short end, overlap corners to form a cone. Repeat at other short end, to bring the poutine into a rough round with an opening in the top. Place in buttered 9 inch by 13 inch (3 L) casserole dish or other large casserole. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Bake in preheated 400 F (200 C) oven 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in small saucepan make syrup. Bring water and sugar to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Pour about 1/3 syrup into centers of poutines. Reduce heat to 350 F (180 C); bake a further 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender. Pour remaining syrup into poutines.
Makes 8 servings.

Tuula's Pulla (Finnish Coffee Bread)

When I visited Malcolm Island, BC, Tuula Lewis was often baking many loaves of this delicious sweet bread for the local museum in Sointula.  At the museum's open house, before I was even allowed into the collection of Malcolm Island memorabilia, I had to have a thick slice of this fabulous cardamom bread, spread with butter and wild blackberry jam...a cup of tea was also de rigeur.

Like most good Scandinavian bakers she grinds her cardamom just before using it in a coffee grinder however, an old fashioned mortar and pestle will do. 

The yeast puff:
¼  cup (60 mL) warm water
1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar
1 package / 1 tbsp (15 mL)  active dry yeast

The Dough:

1 cups (250 mL) granulated sugar
2 cups (500 mL) very hot water
½ cup (125 mL) warmed table cream (18%)
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tbsp (15 mL) ground black cardamom
2 tsps (10 mL) salt
½ cup  (125 mL) melted butter
6 - 7 cups (1.5 - 1.75 L) all purpose flour  

In a small bowl, stir the water and 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar together till sugar is dissolved; sprinkle with yeast.  Let puff for 5 to 7 minutes. 
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, dissolve the sugar into the very hot water.  Whisk in the cream, the beaten eggs, cardamom and the salt.   Add the yeast mixture, stirring to combine.  Add the melted butter,  combining thoroughly.
Add the flour, a cupful at a time to ensuring that it is well blended after each addition.  As you add the flour beat well. 

When the dough is dense and stiff, turn out onto a well floured board and knead in any remaining flour.  Knead for 5 - 7 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.  If the kitchen is warm, simply cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let rise until doubled.  Otherwise transfer it to a well oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 ½ to 2 hours or till doubled. 
Punch down and divide into four.  Roll each piece of dough into a flat rectangle, about 10" (25 cm) long.  Make two lengthwise cuts to within 1 " (2.5 cm) of the end of the rectangle. Braid the dough, pinching the loose ends tightly.  Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Let rise a second time for about 50 to 60 minutes. 
Bake in a preheated 350'F oven for 25 - 30 minutes.   
Makes 4 braids.


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Liberal MLAs not running again

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Chilliwack MLA John Les says he will not run in the May provincial election. (CBC)


Liberal MLAs Kevin Falcon, Mary McNeil, George Abbott, and John Les all announced this week that they will not run in the 2013 election. Rebecca spoke with John Les about his decision, and about his career. We also hear why George Abbott is leaving- and find out which Eagles song he feels best describes his life in politics.


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Playlist for August 30

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An interesting thought spotted on a lamppost in Kelowna.


4:00-4:30

Song: Let's Go
Album: (single)
Artist: Matt and Kim

4:30-5:00

Song: Crazy Critters
Album: Behind Sapphire
Artist: Behind Sapphire

5:00-5:30

Song: Hotel California
Album: Hotel California
Artist: Eagles

5:30-6:00

Song: Leaving Town
Album: In the Hills
Artist: Shred Kelly

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The Dish: Okanagan Tastemakers

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Writer Jennifer Schell with wine makers, growers and chefs

On this week's Dish, we hear about a new made-in-BC cookbook. It's called Okanagan Tastemakers and is set to be released this fall. Rebecca spoke with writer Jennifer Schell about the project.

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Castlegar holds first gay pride event

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Organizer Dan Ellis

Castlegar is holding its very first Gay Pride Event this week. The Bottoms Up party gets underway at the Element Club at 10 o'clock Thursday night. Rebecca spoke with organizer Dan Ellis.

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Playlist for August 29



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Camping at François Lake. (submitted by Caroline Heinrichs)

4:00-4:30

Song: Gothest Girl I Can
Album: Cabin Fever
Artist: Corb Lund

4:30-5:00

Song: Running
Album: (a single)
Artist: T. Nile



5:00-5:30

Song: I Quit My Job
Album: Hinterland
Artist: Old Man Luedecke

5:30-6:00


Song: You Don't Know What You're Missing
Album: Elephant Shoes
Artist: Paul Filek


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Playlist for August 28

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4:30-5:00

Song: Streets Ahead
Album: Now For Plan A (coming out October 2)
Artist: The Tragically Hip

Song: Out Like a Lion
Album: The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss
Artist: Whitehorse

5:00-5:30

Song: Mean
Album: Speak Now
Artist: Taylor Swift

5:30-6:00

Song: Motorcycle Mama
Album: Comes a Time
Artist: Neil Young

Song: Independence Day
Album: Now & Never
Artist: Platinum Blonde

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Suspicious fire at infamous property near Christina Lake

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Allen Piche feeds two bears a bucket load of dog food on his rural property, in this video once posted on Vimeo. (CBC)


There has been a fire on a property near Christina Lake, where the self-proclaimed "bear dude" once fed bears. Allen Piche's remote home and property went up in flames last night - and RCMP suspect arson. CBC reporter Bob Keating joined Rebecca with the story.


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The Classifieds: Classic Bobber

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Dennis Smith's 1972 CB350 Hardtail Bobber

Today in the Classifieds we meet Dennis Smith of Prince George. He's selling a motorcycle. Here's a portion of his ad:

1972 CB350 Hardtail Bobber.
I built this bike lovingly over 4 years.
I started with a 50 dollar bike found leaning against a tree.
I purchased virtually everything on Ebay including the hardtail which was professionally welded on. I will only sell to someone who understands that owning old motorcycles means maintenance. I have spent too much time on this to let it go for just the value of parts which I estimate to be 1500 dollars.


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BC Trivia Clue!

We have a winner! The answer is Kamloops.

Clue number 1:

In 1862, a pretty remarkable woman stopped here and gave birth after walking across North America.


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August 27th Playlist

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Rebecca Zandbergen, Chris Walker and CBC Kelowna crew have some fun!

4:00-4:30
 
Song: I'm Movin' On
Album: I Hear the Wind in the Wires
Artist: Jim Byrnes

4:30-5:00

Song: A Mirror
Album: Small Reveal
Artist: Aidan Knight

5:00-5:30

Song: That's How I Roll
Album: Amazing Things Happen
Artist: Sister Girl

5:30-6:00

Song: Side By Side
Album: Union
Artist: Cuff the Duke



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Hells Angels raid, and charges

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The RCMP show off guns and cash seized during a weekend raid on the Hells Angels' Kelowna clubhouse. (Kirk Williams/CBC)
RCMP have charged eight people with drug-related offences, following a weekend raid at a Hells Angels clubhouse in Kelowna. The raid was part of a larger investigation involving international authorities. CBC reporter Jason Proctor has been following the story, and joined Rebecca with the details.







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Radio West Spotlight: Sister Girl

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Revelstoke's Sister Girl

This week, we shine the Radio West Spotlight on Sister Girl. Rebecca spoke with band member, Joanne Stacey. She lives in Revelstoke now, but is a transplant from Merritt.

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Canoeing along the wine trails

A group of Okanagan canoeists is making its way along some of the regions lakes on old voyageur canoes. But unlike the explorers who were here centuries ago, these paddlers are stopping at wineries. Organizer Cor Zandbergen told Rebecca all about it.


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Playlist for August 24

 

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3:00-3:30

Song: Don't Want to Go
Album: No Safe Home
Artist: Wax Mannequin

 

3:30-4:00

Song: Big Bird in a Small Cage
Album: Wooden Arms
Artist: Patrick Watson

 

4:00-4:30

Songs: Oh Fortune, Post-War Blues, and About as Helpful as You Can Be Without Being Any Help at All
Album: Oh Fortune
Artist: Dan Mangan 

 

5:00-5:30

Song: Jessie's Girl
Album: Working Class Dog
Artist: Rick Springfield

 

5:30-6:00

Song: Trying Not to Love You 
Album: Here and Now
Artist: Nickelback

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Movie reviews: "Premium Rush" and "Robot Frank"

Movie critic Katherine Monk tells Rebecca about bike courier action flick  "Premium Rush" and buddy crime caper (starring a robot!) "Robot and Frank."

 

 

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Classifieds: Royal Wedding Newspapers

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Prince Charles and Diana Spencer during their wedding in 1981. (AP)

On this week's edition of the Classifieds, we meet Yvonne Topf of Kelowna, who wants to share her collection of royal newspaper clippings.
   
Here's her ad:

    I have a stack of original newspapers from the time of the Royal Wedding --
    -- for someone who collects this kind of memorabilia.


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Goodbye Ironman, hello Challenge

This weekend's 30th annual Penticton Ironman will also be the last. Next year, Ironman is out- and Challenge Family triathlon is in. Rebecca spoke with Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton to find out why- and what it means for the city. 


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Playlist for August 23

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CBC Vancouver.
3:00-3:30

Song: Hot River
Album: Warm Gun
Artist: Yes Nice

5:00-5:30

Song: Help Yourself
Album: Help Yourself
Artist: Tom Jones

5:30-6:00


Song: Northwest Passage
Album: Northwest Passage
Artist: Stan Rogers



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A "BC only" review of the Northern Gateway pipeline

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BC NDP leader Adrian Dix says if he becomes premier, his government will set up a "BC only" review process for the Northern Gateway pipeline. He spoke to Rebecca about it: 

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Playlist for August 22

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A view from this week's broadcast location (Vancouver).

3:00-3:30

Song: She Sells Sanctuary
Album: Love
Artist: The Cult

4:30-5:00


Song: The Prime Minister's Daughter
Album: Summer of Lust
Artist: Library Voices

5:00-5:30

Song: Faded
Album: No One Does it Better
Artist: soulDecision

5:30-6:00

Song: Time Breaks Down
Album: Bend Sinister EP
Artist: Bend Sinister


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How to prep for a multi-day hike

Thinking about going on a multi-day hike? Do you know what to do to make sure you're ready? Sure, you need to wear in your boots and try out your pack, but there's more. Our outdoor guy Dave Quinn has all the details: 


 
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Playlist for August 21

 

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3:00-3:30

Song: Cold in Here
Album: Apocolyptic Radio Cynic
Artist: Sidney York

 

3:30-4:00

Song: Breathe
Album: Escape from Crystal Skull Mountain
Artist: Gregory Pepper and His Problems

 

4:00-4:30

Song: Robotic 
Album: Hannah Georgas (comes out in October)
Artist: Hannah Georgas

 

5:00-5:30

Song: One Piece at a Time
Album: One PIece at a Time 
Artist: Johnny Cash 
 

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Weakened Department of Fisheries and Oceans could mean easier approval for Northern Gateway

Otto Langer, a former scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, says a weakened D.F.O. could mean the Northern Gateway Pipeline passes without all of the scientific facts going before the National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel.

 

 

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Playlist for August 20

 

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3:00-3:30


Song: Let's Fall in Love
Album: The Sticks (comes out in September)
Artist: Mother Mother

5:00-5:30

Song: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Album: Hair
Artist: The Fifth Dimension

5:30-6:00

Song: Aajo Aapan Nach Laiye (Let's All Dance)
Album: En Karma 
Artist: En Karma

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B.C. publisher proposes $13B crude refinery near Kitimat

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Douglas Channel, the proposed termination point for an oil pipeline in the Enbridge Northern Gateway project, is pictured in an aerial view in Kitimat, B.C., on Jan. 10, 2012. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Newspaper mogul David Black wants to build a 13 billion dollar oil refinery in B.C. The proposed plant would refine oil shipped from Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. For his thoughts, Rebecca spoke with Tom Gunton, the Director of the Resources and Environmental Planning Program at Simon Frasery University.

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Cleaning up Foothills Boulevard in Prince George

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Photo courtesy the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

Foothills Boulevard in Prince George can often be an eyesore. The road is the main route to the local landfill, and sometimes not all the garbage makes it to its destination. The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George wants to do something about that. Rebecca spoke with the district's vice chair, Dave Wilbur.

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Playlist for August 17th

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View from Kettle Valley Steam Train in Summerland

4:00-4:30

Song: Breathing Under Water
Album: Synthetica
Artist: Metric

5:00-5:30

Song: Dust, Dust
Album: Animals and Arson
Artist: Sam Tudor

5:30-6:00

Song: Brand New Love
Album: Is It O.K.
Artist: Serena Ryder

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

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Residential school day scholars launch class-action lawsuit

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From the late 19th century onwards, aboriginal children in Canada were forced to attend government residential schools where they suffered emotional, physical and sometimes sexual abuse at the hands of church teachers (Library and Archives Canada/PA-042133)

Two BC First Nations are suing the federal government. They want compensation for people who attended residental schools as day students. The Tk'emlups Indian Band in Kamloops is one of the groups behind the class-action lawsuit. Rebecca spoke with Chief Shane Gottfreidson to find out more.

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Playlist for August 16th

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Myra Canyon, Kelowna

4:00-4:30

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

4:30-5:00

Song: Letters to Home
Album: Holly Wood
Artist: Holly Wood

5:00-5:30

Song: Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Album: Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Artist: Elvis Presley

5:30-6:00

Song: September Tease
Album: Growing Pains
Artist: Lucas Chaisson

Song: Woodstock
Album: Ladies of the Canyon
Artist: Joni Mitchell



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Fire Risk Update

Hot weather across BC could lead to extreme fire risk this weekend. Fire information officer Erin Catherall gave Rebecca the details.

Keep an eye on the BC Wildfire site for updates. 


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The Dish: Valoroso Foods

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Claudia Valoroso

On this week's Dish we learn more about the family-run deli. Claudia Valoroso and her family own and operate Valoroso Foods. Rebecca sat down with Claudia to find out more.

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Recommendations for increasing the timber supply

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This image shows extensive damage to pine trees from Mount Fraser near the B.C.-Alberta border. Red trees are either dead or dying from mountain pine beetle infestation. (Wikimedia Commons)


A legislative committee has released its report into BC's mid-term timber supply (the timber available for harvest in 20 to 60 years). It has been severely impacted by the mountain pine beetle, and the committee has recommendations on how to make the most of what's left.
Norm Macdonald is the committee's deputy chair. He's also the NDP forests critic, and the MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke. He spoke with Rebecca about the recommendations.

   

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Playlist for August 15

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4:00-4:30

Song: Mized Bizness
Album: Midnite Vultures
Artist: Beck

4:30-5:00


Song: Unsurfed Waves
Album: Inner Classics (comes out September 11)
Artist: Snowblink

5:30-6:00

Song: Future Hangs
Album: Union (comes out October 2)
Artist: Cuff the Duke

Song: Walking on Sunshine
Album: Walking on Sunshine
Artist: Katrina and the Waves

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Kelowna seeks help to refurbish heritage buildings

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Brent's Grist Mill

The City of Kelowna wants help fixing up six old heritage buildings. The buildings are on three different sites and are boarded up and fenced off. There's St. Aidan's church in Rutland, the Surtees House and Barn on Lakeshore Road, and the three wooden buildings near Mill Creek Linear Park. That's where Rebecca met up with Kelowna's urban design planner, Patrick McCormick for a tour.

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Fleming House


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Wine Column: Wine Access

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Photo Courtesy, Meyer Family Vineyards



Our wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery joins us this week after hobnobbing with more than a dozen wine experts. They're in Penticton this week for the Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards.

Jeannette Montgomery's selections:
Meyer Family Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay

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Playlist for August 14

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4:00-4:30

Song: Echoes
Album: The Island of Echoes
Artist: The Wilderness of Manitoba

4:30-5:00

Song: Hit Plays You
Album: Low Light High Light
Artist: The Key Frames

5:00-5:30


Song: Solar Powered Man
Album: Crowe River Blues
Artist: Al Lerman

5:30-6:00

Song: I Just Wanna Drive
Album: Just Like Her
Artist: Amy Bishop

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A region run entirely on solar power

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The solar array on Fakaofo, one of the atolls in Tokelau. (Courtesy of Dean Parchomchuk)


The New Zealand Territory of Tokelau will soon get all its power from the sun. Dean Parchomchuk, director of the company behind the project, is originally from Kelowna. He's in Tokelau, and told Rebecca how it all works.


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The Classifieds: Double Bill

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Desarae Brett and her family (photo courtesy, Jessica Balfour)

This week on The Classifieds we bring you two stories. First we meet Brandi Nichols of Prince George. Here's her ad:

I am part Metis and haven't had real 'dried moose meat' since my great grandma passed away 10 years ago.  Would love to buy some if you have any.

We also meet Kelowna's Desarae Brett. Here's her ad:

Looking for a dinner bell so I can call my family to the table without hollering.
Needs to be inexpensive. Thank you!


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Playlist for August 13

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A clever sign at the Peach Festival Parade in Penticton.


4:00-4:30

Song: Amour Than Amis
Album: Siren Spell EP (comes out in September)
Artist: Two Hours Traffic

4:30-5:00

Song: Katrina
Album: Building Full of Blues
Artist: Fathead

Song: Good Girls
Album: Dirt
Artist: Colleen Brown

5:00-5:30

Song: Do You Wanna Dance?
Album: Very Greasy
Artist: David Lindley

5:30-6:00

Song: Gin Jar
Album: The Dreaded Tin Heart
Artist: Isaac Smeele

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Student makes an appeal for funds

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Recent UBCO graduate Lars Seitzinger

A recent UBC Okanagan grad is making a proposal: sponsor him to attend chiropractic school, and he'll move back to BC when he's finished his degree. Lars Seitzinger recently dropped by the Radio West studio and spoke with Rebecca Zandbergen about his community appeal.

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UNBC Prof wins teaching award

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Professor Heather Smith with a student. (Courtesy of UNBC)


UNBC International Relations professor Heather Smith has won an award for excellence in teaching. She joined Rebecca to talk about her teaching style and what the award means to her.


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Radio West Spotlight: Isaac Smeele

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Musician Isaac Smeele

This week, we shine the Radio West spotlight on Isaac Smeele of Prince George.

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Movie reviews: Hope Springs & The Odd Life of Timothy Green

This week, guest movie reviewer Ken Eisner tells Rebecca about Hope Springs and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Listen closely, because Ken says you'll be surprised by both films- in different way. 


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Protecting the Interior's apples

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Apples in the Fraser Valley
BC's Ministry of Agriculture wants people from the lower mainland keep their own fruit at home.
The problem is the apple maggot, a serious and damaging pest that is thriving in the lower mainland and on the Island. Rebecca spoke with Tracy Hueppelsheuser, a provincial entomologist to find out more.

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Playlist for August 10

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5:00-5:30

Song: Que Pasa Lola
Album: Alex Cuba
Artist: Alex Cuba

5:30-6:00

Song: Hoodoo
Album: The British Columbians
Artist: The British Columbians

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Weekend Wrap for Aug 10-12

In Kelowna, join writers as they talk about their relationship with the environment at the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada conference.

In Prince Rupert, catch a play or two at Udderfest.

Check out community festivals in Stewart, Chase, and Penticton.

And, if you're in the East Kootenay, catch some great music at the Wapiti Music Festival in Fernie.

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Playlist for August 9

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4:00-4:30

Song: Adia
Album: Surfacing
Artist: Sarah McLachlan

4:30-5:00

Song: (You Ain't a Cowboy) If You Haven't Been Bucked Off
Album: Cabin Fever
Artist: Corb Lund



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George Ryga Centre to close


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A ballerina performing in George Ryga's The Ecstasy of Rita Joe
Summerland's George Ryga Centre Society was founded in the 1990s in memory of the BC playwright. But now it's set to close, as is the society that maintains it. Rebecca spoke with society chair Keith Ferlin to find out more.


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Photographing BC's oldest horses



A Salmon Arm photographer is on the hunt for the oldest horse in BC. Andrea Blair has been tracking down senior horses for a couple years now, taking pictures for a book she hopes to publish one day. This week, Blair was in Kelowna, for a shoot with Audrey Campbell and her horse Pavielle.

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Playlists:

Playlist for August 8

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4:00-4:30

Song: We Won't Give In
Album: Talk-Action=0
Artist: D.O.A.

4:30-5:00


Song: Wanderin'
Album: Animals and Arson
Artist: Sam Tudor

5:00-5:30


Song: Gonna Dance
Album: I Dare You
Artist: Ali Milner

5:30-6:00


Song: Green Popsicle
Album: Green Popsicle
Artist: Rea


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Best local beer

For today's hot topic, we asked about your favourite local beers. Several of you said your (or your husband's, or friend's) home brew is best, but we also got shout-outs for these beers and breweries:

Sorrento's Crannog Ales (especially the Back Hand of God stout).

Revelstoke's Mt. Begbie Brewing Company (especially the Tall Timber Ale, Nasty Habit IPA, and Knocker Bock (if you can find it on tap).

Penticton's Cannery Brewing (especially the Naramata Nut Brown Ale).

Nelson Brewing Company (especially Nelson After Dark).

Vancouver's Granville Island Brewing

Victoria's Phillips Brewing Company (especially the Hoperation Triple Cross, Longboat Chocolate Porter, and Hop Goblin IPA).

Victoria's Driftwood Brewing Company

And a new kid in town: Scandal Brewing

Non-BC recommendations: Lost Coast Brewery (Tangerine Wheat Ale), Russian River Brewing (Pliny the Elder), and Bridgeport Brew (Hop Czar).



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The Dish: Starsicles

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Starsicles owner Rain Shields

On this week's Dish, we sit down for a gourmet popsicle with Rain Shields. Rain owns and operates three booths with Peachland's Starsicles

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Boy holds food drive for Kamloops Food Bank

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Christian Beatty (photo courtesy Nichole Dill)

Last week's fire at the Kamloops Food Bank is still under investigation. A storage shed burned down, and police are calling it suspicious. The fire troubled 9-yaer-old Christian Beatty, so he decided to help out. Rebecca talked to Christian and his mother, Nichole Dill, to find out more.

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Radio West Spotlight: Sam Tudor

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Musician Sam Tudor

Today we shine the Radio West Spotlight on 17-year-old Sam Tudor. Rebecca spoke with him about his new album, Animals and Arson.

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Outdoors guy Dave Quinn talks campfires

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What makes a campfire so appealing? Outdoors guy, Dave Quinn chats with Rebecca about the history of campfires.

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The Classifieds: Bob Dylan excitement

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Rob McGowan and his son, Dylan. Photo courtesy, Rob McGowan

This week in The Classifieds, we meet two families gearing up for the Bob Dylan concert in Cranbrook. Yahk's Rob McGowan and Cranbrook's Barb Willicome are both trying to sell tickets. It seems they ended up with a few extras.


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Curious about Curiosity?

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One of Curiosity's 17 cameras - the Mars Hand Lens Imager - captures one of the rover's first images of the Martian surface on Sol 1, or Aug. 6, Curiosity's first day of operations on the red planet. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Getty)
The latest Mars rover, Curiosity, has sent its first colour photos back to Earth. Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald joined Rebecca to explain what the photos, and the mission, are all about.





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The Prince George Ex turns 100!

The 100th Prince George Exhibition kicks off tomorrow. Rebecca spoke with long-time board member Nancy Loreth to get a preview, and to learn about Nancy's personal connection to the fair.




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Playlists:

Playlist for August 7

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4:00-4:30

Song: Since When
Album: Since When
Artist: 54-40

5:00-5:30


Song: Semi-Charmed Life
Album: Third Eye Blind
Artist: Third Eye Blind

5:30-6:00

Song: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Album: Best of Bob Dylan
Artist: Bob Dylan

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Playlist for August 3rd

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Blue Mountain Winery

4:00-4:30

Song: Mais Oui
Album: Written for Caravan Farm Theatre
Artist: Harold Nix

4:30-5:00

Song: If You Only Knew
Album: Are You My Mother?
Artist: Kathryn Calder

5:00-5:30

Song: I Want The World To Know
Album: Anjulie
Artist: Anjulie

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Movie Review

Radio West fill-in movie reviewer, Ken Eisner looks at Ruby Sparks and Celeste and Jesse Forever.

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Weekend Wrap for Aug 3-5

Check out the action on the diamond at the BC Senior Baseball Championships in Prince George, and the Canadian Native Fastball Championships in Cranbrook.

Catch drumming and dancing at the Kamloopa Powwow in Kamloops.

If a music festival is more your style, try Center of Gravity in Kelowna, Arts Wells in Wells, and Kaslo Jazz Fest in Kaslo.

Or, take one of listener suggestions and go hiking in Babine Mountains Provincial Park, swim at Paul's Tomb at Knox Mountain, or take a road trip to Vancouver.

Have a great weekend!

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Dry in the Peace

Things are drying up in the Peace. The region hasn't seen much rain, nor was their much snowpack this spring. Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe are enforcing water conservation measures, as is the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. Rebecca spoke with Dawson Creek grain farmer Garnet Berge to find out what the weather is doing to crops.


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Dylan Armstrong's hometown supporters

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Recipes from Anita Stewart's Canada







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Anita Stewart is joining Radio West for a three part series called, The Flavours of Canada. She's the author of the book, Anita Stewart's Canada. She's bringing recipes from her book. Here are the first two:

Buttermilk Corn Bread
This Loyalist quick bread was likely brought to Canada with the first wave of immigration in the late 1700's. More and more often, it's possible to find good locally grown/milled corn meal. For this recipe I've used a New Brunswick product from Speerville Mills and jazzed it up with a healthy dose of ground flax.


2 cups (500 mL) cornmeal
1 ½ cups (375 mL) all purpose flour
1 ½ tbsps (25 mL) baking powder
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
¾ cup (175 mL) ground flax
2 eggs
2/3 cup (150 mL) maple syrup
2 tbsps (30 mL) canola oil
1 cup (250 mL) buttermilk
½ cup (125 mL) crisp bacon pieces
Oil a 9"(23 cm) cast iron skillet. Place into a preheated 400'F (200'C) oven.
 
Meanwhile, sift together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the flax. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, canola oil and buttermilk.
Combine with dry ingredients, stirring just till no dry spots remain. Pour into the preheated skillet, sprinkle with bacon pieces.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or till browned. Cut into wedges to serve.
Makes 6 - 8 servings
 
Ali's Amazing Halibut

My best friends' son, Vince Morris, met Ali Kendall when she was cooking and he was tree-planting near Lake Revelstoke, British Columbia. Being the camp cook means being the undisputed reigning monarch of whatever remote location the crew finds themselves in. Vince, a young man who spent as much time mowing down at my kitchen table as he did playing hockey and fishing with my sons, immediately realized on which side his bread was buttered. Ali not only understands hard work (she truly has inherited the gene), she understands flavour. Vince and Ali were married in the summer of 2006.

This recipe speaks to both Ali's Dutch love of butter and of fresh coastal ingredients. Her family, the Brinkmans, story is similar to many of the recent Dutch immigrants to Canada.
"Oma and Opa (my grandparents) came over from Holland in 1950, my Oma was pregnant with my mom at the time (baby number 5 of 10!). They started out living with a farmer and then moved around Ontario before settling in Bowmanville. My uncle and his family still live in the family house there. My grandparents moved to the Kootenays about 15 years ago, then my Opa passed away about 3 years ago and my Oma moved back to Ontario (Whitby) 'cause she missed her old friends. Half of my mom's siblings who are Dutch Christian Reform stayed in Ontario and the other half (the 'tree-planting types') live here in BC. I have about 30 or so blond-haired, Dutch-looking cousins. Oma is still alive and is totally great!"

This is Ali's recipe...simple and utterly perfect. The shallots brown just a bit in the oven and the butter helps to keep the fish moist. Serve with a great BC pinot blanc or even a chardonnay...or with good fresh water from a mountain glacier.

2 lbs (1 kg) fresh, boneless halibut
3 medium shallots
¼ cup (60 mL) butter
Salt and freshly ground pepper
½ lemon

Saute the shallots in 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the butter, Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the halibut in a lightly buttered or parchment-lined baking dish. Spread with the shallots and top with the remaining butter. Squeeze the lemon over the fish and season with a bit more salt and pepper.

Bake, uncovered, in a 375" (190'C) oven, for 20 - 25 minutes or till the fish begins to flake.
Makes 4 servings
 
 
 



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Playlists:

Playlist for August 2

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Cruising along Okanagan Lake.
4:30-5:00

Song: Young & Lazy
Album: n/a
Artist: The Matinee

5:00-5:30

Song: Take Me to the Water
Album: Good Stitch Gone
Artist: Yael Wand

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B.C. to question Enbridge over Northern Gateway

The province says it plans to cross-examine Enbridge at the Joint Review Panel into the Northern Gateway pipeline. B.C. has asked for at least 8.5 hours for questioning, during hearings which will happen this fall. In the meantime, the community of Fort St James has officially made up its mind: it is against the pipeline. Rebecca spoke with Environment Minister Terry Lake about  the province's plans, and then we heard from the Mayor of Fort St James.


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Dylan Armstrong's supporters prepare for his big day

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Dylan Armstrong's coaches and friends in Kamloops are getting ready to watch him compete in the London Games. They'll gather at a local cafe to watch the finals on Friday. Rebecca spoke with two of his supporters.


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Playlists:

Playlist for August 1

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Watching the Snowbirds perform over Lake Okanagan.

4:00-4:30

Song: Rollercoaster
Album: People Carrier EP
Artist: Major Maker

4:30-5:00

Song: Art & a Wife
Album: The Poet's Dead (comes out in October)
Artist: Rah Rah

5:00-5:30

Song: Give Me One Reason
Album: New Beginning
Artist: Tracy Chapman

5:30-6:00

Song: Twenty Dollar Bill
Album: Magpie Waltz
Artist: Sarah Jane Scouten

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Student develops system to save water

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Ryan Trenholm

How do you stop automatic sprinklers from going off in the rain? A computer science student at UBC Okanagan has the answer. Rebecca Zandbergen sat down with Ryan Trenholm to find out more.

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The Dish: Spud Brothers

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Spud Brothers owner, Andrew Verge

On the latest installment of the Dish, we sit down with Andrew Verge, the owner of Summerland's Spud Brothers Food Services.

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Northern Gateway Supporter

A new poll out today suggests that some people who are against the Northern Gateway pipeline could be persuaded to change their minds. Rebecca spoke with one person who has supported the pipeline all along- Northern Gateway Alliance member Brian Fehr.




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