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March 2013 Archives

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Playlist for March 28

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Looking across Okanagan Lake, from West Kelowna to Kelowna. (Photo: Kathryn Marlow)


5:00-5:30

Song: The Train
Album: none (Searchlight entry)
Artist: The Good Ol' Goats

5:30-6:00

Song: Blueberry Hill
Album: Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu
Artist: Bruce Cockburn

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Monk's Movies: The Host and GI Joe: Retaliation



This week, Katherine Monk reviews The Host and GI Joe: Retaliation.


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The story of Hadai Gwaii's "Ironman"

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U.S. businessman Russ George has been a proponent of the controversial idea of iron fertilization for years. (CBC/HSRC)


This week's episode of The Fifth Estate looks at the story behind Russ George, and his plan to dump iron off Haida Gwaii. Rebecca spoke with Gillian Findlay to learn more.


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The Dish: Maple Fest

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Armend Delisle and Bruno Cloutier, Maple Fest organizers

This week on the Dish, Rebecca talks with the organizers behind Maple Fest in Kelowna.

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Making taffy



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Six months in, the IIO sends its first report to crown

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Tom Campen said an RCMP officer grabbed his fingers and pushed him backward when he got up to speak during a woman's arrest in Creston's Kokanee Inn. The next thing he said he remembers is waking up in hospital. The IIO has sent a report of the case to crown counsel. (CBC)



The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made its first report to crown counsel, regarding a case in Creston. Rebecca spoke with the IIO's Chief Civilian Director, Richard Rosenthal, to learn more, and to get an update on the office's first 6 months in operation.


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Playlist for March 27th

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Photo courtesy Amanda Wells in Kamloops

4:00-4:30

Song: Lied to Me
Album: Never Had the Time
Artist: Portage and Main

4:30-5:00

Song: Laughing Gnome
Album: David Bowie
Artist: David Bowie

5:30-6:00

Song: Wondering Where the Lions Are
Album: Anything Anytime Anywhere
Artist: Bruce Cockburn


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What changes would you like to see to City Park?

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The Heart of the Park (City of Kelowna).


The City of Kelowna is looking for your input into potential development of City Park. Rebecca got the details from Urban Design Planner Pat McCormick.


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Playlist for March 26

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Hiking in Okanagan Mountain Park.


4:00-4:30

Song: Let's Go
Album: Lightning
Artist: Matt & Kim

5:30-6:00

Song: Iris of the World
Album: Small Source of Comfort
Artist: Bruce Cockburn

Song: One Great City
Album: Reconstruction Site
Artist: The Weakerthans

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What makes oil spill clean-up "world-class"?

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The 2007 Kinder Morgan spill in Burnaby, one of many spills Greg Challenger has worked on. (CBC)


The province is hosting a symposium to learn all about world-class oil spill practices. Rebecca spoke with one clean-up expert, Greg Challenger, to get his take.


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Getting more girls to play hockey

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Girls face off on the ice. (Photo by Bill Brine/flickr)


A group of Okanagan parents want more girls to sign up for hockey, so no girls have to play with boys. Rebecca spoke with parent Cathy Carolei to find out why that's important.


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The Classifieds: Bat Houses

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Larry Leonard and his bat houses

This week from the Classifieds,  we meet Larry Leonard of Lardeau, BC. Here's his ad:

Bats need homes.
I make bat homes that you can place on your property.
They are recognized by two bat biologists.

Rebecca caught up with Larry as he was working in his shop.

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Playlist for March 25

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The view through the CBC Kelowna studio window on March 25.

4:00 - 4:30

Song:Fragile
Album: Over Land and Sea
Artist: Lauren Mann

4:30 - 5:00

Song:Gunslinger
Album:My Canadian Girls
Artist:Elton Adams

5:00 - 6:00

Song: Stompa
Album: Harmony
Artist: Serena Rider

5:30 - 6:00

Song: All the Diamonds
Album: True North
Artist:Bruce Cockburn

Song:Bible on the Dash
Album:Cabin Fever
Artist: Corb Lund

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Bring Your Own Wine

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It's been eight months since the BC government changed the liquor laws to allow patrons to bring their own wine to restaurants. Radio West wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery gave guest host Kathryn Marlow an update on how it's going- and if anyone's doing it.


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Revisiting the flu vaccination debate

A new commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says concerns over the efficacy of the flu vaccines means it should NOT be made mandatory for health professionals to have the vaccine.

Guest host, Kathryn Marlow, talked to Dr. Brian Goldman about this. He previously advocated in favour of mandatory vaccination of health professionals.

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A little later in the show, Kathryn took up the issue with B.C.'s chief medical health officer, Dr. Perry Kendall.

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Your weather haikus

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Shining orb in sky, oh my god what is that thing? Oww white skin sizzles.
by @KristenePerron

Worms on wet sidewalks
Rhubarb pushing through the dirt
Robins chirp chirping
By Skay Joseph

Postman in short pants/ You'd think sure sign of spring/ But still tulips wait.
By @deryncollier

In late October/It started to snow. Won't quit./Yeah, I hate winter 
By @cenobyte

Winter hovers near
the warm coverlet of Spring
draped over the land.

Sun burns beauty
on the world each morning.
Winter shies away.

Both by @littlestrawsue

Cool winter fingers / grip mornings and mountaintops / but today, sun shines.
By @okanaganwriting

Bleak sky finally shot with blue/ Be gone weary winter/ Save one last glorious turn on corn snow
By @jenniferellis

Springtime in Prince George/wishing for warmer weather/so all the snow melts
By Tina Burridge

Gaze out my window / Snow peeled back to reveal a / Yard full of dog doo.
By Alanna Hodgins

Bright sun, icy air
Trusting eyes deceived
I need a thermometer.
By Suzan Wood-Young

Herald the rejoicing spirit of spring
See the emerald crocus and grass shoots
let your soul breathe new life.
By Sheila Bork

White forest blanket
Feathers of new fallen snow
Temper sleepy bears
By Dak Giles

We talk about it
We never do anything. So
Shut up and just live!
By Rick Kwitkoski

Flora and fauna Awaken to the sun's call Rise and shine dear friends.
By Gnarley Marley

Hint of green kissed hills
Pussy willows brave the frost
Spring keeps its promise.
By Tammy McLean

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Playlist for March 22

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Driftwood in Kitimaat Village. (Photo: Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

Song: Edge of the Ocean
Album:Old Haunts
Artist:Quiet Parade

4:30-5:00

Song:The Train
Album: The Train
Artist:Good Old Goats

5:00-5:30

Song: The Most Humble Man
Album: Chronicles EP
Artist:Coalmont

5:30-6:00

Song: Como Si Nada (Like It Was No)
Album: Ruido en el Systema
Artist: Alex Cuba

Song:Rainy Saturday
Album:Us Alone
Artist: Hayden

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Cabinet Minister James Moore on the federal budget

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James Moore is the Senior Cabinet Minister representing BC. He spoke with guest host Kathryn Marlow about the 2013 budget, and especially the plan for skills training.


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Recycling depot fire sends community group scrambling

A community group is looking for new projects for its clients to work on after Vernon's recycling centre burned down. The Vernon and District Association for Community Living helps adults with developmental disabilities and it used to have some of its clients sorting recyclables at the centre.

So it's asking the community for some new ideas and the group's executive director spoke with guest host, Kathryn Marlow.

If you have any ideas, you can call the Vernon and District Association for Community Living at 250-542-2374.

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Monk's Movies: Admission and The Croods



This week, Katherine Monk tells us about Admission and The Croods.

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Playlist for March 21


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Rest stop along Highway 16 near Terrace. (Photo: Kathryn Marlow)

4:00-4:30


Song: A Million Dollars
Album: Emergencys...
Artist: Joel Plaskett

4:30-5:00

Song: Taxman
Album: Revolver
Artist: The Beatles

5:00-5:30


Song: Don't Build a Wall 'Round the Graveyard (Ain't No One Tryin' to Get In)
Album: Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower
Artist: Maria in the Shower

5:30-6:00

Song: Ella
Album: Alex Cuba
Artist: Alex Cuba

Song: Yesteryear
Album: Degeneration Street
Artist: The Dears

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Ken Olynyk on son Kelly's first March Madness game

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TRU Athletics Director, and proud dad, Ken Olynyk is in Salt Lake City to watch his son Kelly play basketball. Guest host Kathryn Marlow caught up with him after a big game.


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Federal Budget: Job Grants

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The federal budget includes a plan for grants to help workers get new skills. But is it enough to shrink the skills gap? Guest host Kathryn Marlow asked Andrew Cardozo, President of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Policy.


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Filmmaker documents caribou's demise

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The documentary Billion Dollar Caribou airs on the CBC's The Nature of Things.

A new documentary airing on CBC's the Nature of Things explores how the battle over the future of the boreal forest and caribou in Alberta is raising tough questions about the place of wildlife in our world.


Filmmaker, Catherine Legge, spoke about her film, Billion Dollar Caribou with guest host, Kathryn Marlow.


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A Children's History of Kamloops

On today's show, we'll learn more about this book, exploring Kamloops history through children's eyes:




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A business case for a hospital expansion in Penticton

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Penticton Regional Hospital was built to handle a population of 10,000 people in the 1950's (Courtesy David Paisley)

Premier Christy Clark announced the province will build a business case for a hospital expansion in Penticton. Rebecca spoke with Janice Perrino for her reaction. She's the mayor of Summerland, and the chair of the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District Board.

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Playlist for March 20

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Our Dish Feature: Mad Mango Cafe

4:00-4:30

Song: Spring Romance
Album: Spring Romance
Artist: Bend Sinister

5:00-5:30

Song: None to Soon
Album: High Road
Artist: Grapes of Wrath

5:30-6:00

Song: Eres (Are You)
Album: Static in the System
Artist: Alex Cuba

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

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Prince George dancer graces Ballet Victoria stage

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Matthew Cluff (Ballet Victoria)


Matthew Cluff grew up in Prince George, then went south to San Francisco for school. He's back in BC now, debuting this Friday with Ballet Victoria. Matthew and Artistic Director Paul Destrooper joined Rebecca on Radio West.


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The Dish: Mad Mango Cafe

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Mad Mango Cafe serves up delicious mains

This week on the Dish, we head to one of the best-known establishments in Kelowna. Mad Mango Cafe opened nearly 10 years ago on the main drag. And if that restaurant is open, it's packed. Rebecca stopped by and met up with Manager Gordon Wong to find out more.

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The Mad Mango Cafe team

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The Classifieds: China set for sale

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Royal Albert Val D'Or china

This week from the Classifieds we meet Val Dean of Kamloops. Here's her ad:

Royal Albert
New Val D'or China, over 100 pieces
A thousand dollars

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Outdoor guy on frontcountry retreats

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Whatshan Lake (Photo from GS+ on flickr)


Outdoor guy Dave Quinn joins us with advice for "frontcountry" retreats (wilderness spots with road access). Among his suggestions:

-Blue Lake Forest Education Centre
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Playlist for March 19

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Catching a lift in Terrace. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

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

5:30-6:00

Song: Cafe Havana
Album: Humo de Tabaco
Artist: Alex Cuba

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Watching out for Kitimat's air

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Overlooking Kitimat. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


UBC professor Douw Steyn says it's important for any industrial development in Kitimat to be accompanied by a plan to protect the airshed. He joined Rebecca to explain.

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Canadian Icons in Yarn

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Left: Sylvia poses with her portrait of Stompin' Tom; Right: Sylvia's tattoo

Radio West listener Sylvia Vandekerkhove is knitting portraits of great Canadian icons. Rebecca dropped by her Vernon home to have a peek at some of her work.

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Top: Sylvia hard at work; Bottom: Sylvia's portrait of the Trailer Park Boys


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Do you need a co-habitation agreement?

BC's new Family Law Act came into effect today, and it includes big changes to the rules for common law couples. Rebecca spoke with lawyer John-Paul Boyd to learn more.



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Playlist for March 18th

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En route to Smithers, photo courtesy Kathryn Marlow

4:00-4:30

Song: Make A New Dance Up
Album: Is
Artist: Hey Ocean

4:30-5:00

Song: Figure 8
Album: Listening Post
Artist: Rosie June

5:00-5:30


Song: Sad Old Song
Album: Long Gone Out West Blues
Artist: Pharis and Jason Romero

5:30-6:00

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

Song: Sidecar
Album: Voyageur
Artist: Kathleen Edwards




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Switching back to the PST

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B.C., Finance Minister Kevin Falcon reveals the results of HST referendum in August, 2011. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)


With just a few weeks left, some businesses may be scrambling to switch from the HST, back to the PST. Rebecca spoke with tax specialist Mike Boven to learn how.


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Kelowna's Rail with Trails path gets an extension

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The current section of Kelowna's Rails with Trails path runs next to the train tracks along Clement Avenue.
Kelowna's Rail with Trails path is a nice ride but it doesn't really go anywhere. But after five years of delays, that is about to change now that the provincial and federal governments are providing close to $3 million for an extension.

Kelowna's mayor, Walter Gray, told guest host Kathryn Marlow, all about it.

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Monk's Movies: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Stoker



Film critic Katherine Monk joined guest host Kathryn Marlow with a look at The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Stoker.

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Playlist for March 15

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Kathryn and the Giant Spruce in Kitimat. (Photo by Rebecca Zandbergen)


4:00-4:30

Song: Home for a Rest
Album: Save this house
Artist: Spirit of the West

5:30-6:00

Song: She Called from Montreal
Album: Believe in Your Country
Artist: Stompin' Tom Connors

Song: I Feel Fine
Album: Beatles 1
Artist: The Beatles

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Playlist for March 14

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Mountain view from the plane, approaching Smithers. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:30-5:00

Song: The Train
Album: (Searchlight entry: vote here)
Artist: The Good Ol' Goats

5:30-6:00

Song: Prairie Moon
Album: Believe in Your Country
Artist: Stompin' Tom Connors

Song: Notes from a Waitress
Album: Notes from a Waitress
Artist: Belle Plaine

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More on a big potential development for Dawson Creek

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Dawson Creek is more than Mile 0 these days. (Photo: "Beginning of Alaska Canada Highway" from Travis S on Flickr)
A Dawson Creek man, paired with an American company, have big plans for a development in Dawson Creek. Mayor Mike Bernier thinks it's a great idea, but he's not sure how quickly it can happen. Today, Rebecca spoke with the man behind the plan, Mike McKone, for his take.

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Driving from Peking to Paris

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Glen's rally car. (Photo: Glen Duthie)


Okanagan resident Glen Duthie is driving from China to France, in the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. He's doing it for the adventure, but also to raise money for the UBC Brain Research Centre. Glen joined Rebecca to tell her all about it:



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Playlist for March 13th

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Just outside Terrace, on the drive to Kitimat

4:00-4:30

Song: Young and Lazy
Album: We Swore We'd Seen the Sunrise
Artist: The Matinee

4:30-5:00

Song: New England
Album: Life's A Riot With Spy Vs Spy
Artist: Billy Bragg

5:30-6:00

Song: Sasquatch Song
Album: Move Along with Stompin' Tom

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Dawson Creek mayor on potential development

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Mike Bernier. (Photo: City of Dawson Creek)


A California company has massive plans for a development on Dawson Creek farmland. It would include a hotel, truck stop, restaurant and more. The company says it could break ground in a matter of months, but it hasn't even closed the deal on the land yet. Rebecca spoke with Mayor Mike Bernier about the project, its feasibility, and what it says about the economic environment in his city.



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Les Belles Soeurs in Kelowna

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(Photo courtesy of Okanagan College Theatre- Kelowna Campus)


Okanagan College's Red Dot Players present Les Belles Soeurs this weekend. The iconic play is culturally rooted in 1960s Québec, but it's still performed around the world. Director Jeremy Beaulne joined Rebecca to explain the lasting appeal.

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The Dish: Blue Fin Sushi Bar

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Blue Fin Sushi Bar Volcano Roll

This week on the Dish, we check out the Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers. Rebecca sat down with owner Cindy Palmer. Here's that conversation.

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Blue Fin Sushi Bar owner, Cindy Palmer

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Playlist for March 12th

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March 12, Snowfall in Kelowna

5:00-5:30

Song: Rosalita
Album: Wait With Me
Artist: 100 Mile House

5:30-6:00

Song: Big Joe Mufferaw
Album: Stompin' Tom Connors Meets Big Joe Mufferaw
Artist: Stompin' Tom Connors

Song: Little Talks
Album: My Head is an Animal
Artist: Of Monsters and Men

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Safety on BC's Streets




Radio West brings you two stories about safety on the roads: a Victoria councillor wants to lower the provincial speed for residential streets to 40 km/hr. And Abbotsford Police have a new public awareness campaign that features a video of pedestrian being struck by a car. Rebecca began by speaking with Cst. Ian MacDonald.

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Radio West in Kitimat



Listen to highlights of our show from Constant Cravings Cafe in Kitimat. Not long ago the community was suffering economically- but that problem seems to be vanishing. We found out what's happening in town, and tried to determine if it's just hype- or if it's real hope.

Rebecca spoke with Mayor Joanne Monaghan to find out how municipal government is dealing with the quick reversal in fortune:

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Regular Radio West listener Dan Stenson (@Kin5Dan) sat down for a chat:

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With economic boom comes changes in lifestyle. An escort service is looking for city approval to get up and running. Rebecca spoke with Cheryl Rumley for her reaction. Rumley works with Tamitik, a women's organization:

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The real estate market in Kitimat is red-hot. Local realtor Shannon Dos Santos joined Rebecca to explain:

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The Rio Tinto Alcan modernization has brought hundreds of jobs to Kitimat, in the short term. Rebecca sat down with project representative Collen Nyce to learn more:

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And finally, you can't go far these days without encountering a pipeline discussion. Kitimat District councillor Phil Germuth, who opposes Northern Gateway, and Peter King, a local pipefitting businessman who is in favour, sat down with Rebecca to make their cases.

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The Classifieds: The Bullet Bra

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Photo courtesy Shelley Smith

This week, from the Classifieds, we meet Shelley Smith of Kelowna. Here's her ad:

Attention aunts, moms, and grandmas of the 40s and 50s.
Do you have any bullet bras?
I am looking to swap out my brassieres to the ones you all wore in the good old days when ladies were true ladies.
I am looking for 34DD or 36C if you still have some that may be worn.
They are so much more comfortable to wear and don't bruise.
Plus they provide much better support given the type of work I do.
Please call.

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Playlist for March 11

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Sunrise near Moricetown. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

Song: Desire 126
Album: White Paint
Artist: Hollerado

4:30-5:00

Song: Lie Cheat Steal
Album: Albino Black Bear
Artist: Andrew Judah

5:30-6:00

Song: My British Columbia Home
Album: Ballad of Stompin' Tom
Artist: Stompin' Tom Connors

Song: Build Your Tower High
Album: none
Artist: The Racket

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Wine for beer drinkers

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8th Generation Riesling Classic 2011

Our wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery says the art of beer drinking is becoming more and more like wine drinking. She shared her tips for how to get into wine if you generally stick to beer.

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If you like a pale lager, try a pinot blanc or an unoaked chardonnay.
If you like pale ales, try a riesling or a sauvignon blanc.
If you like brown ales, try a pinot noir or a cabernet franc.
If you like stouts and porters, try a meritage/red blend or a fortified/port-style.

Jeannette's top recommendation for a "gateway" wine: 8th Generation's Riesling Classic 2011

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Touring the Smithers Nordic Centre

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Rebecca speaks with Jill O'Neil, Chair of the Bulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club

Radio West was recently in Smithers. While there, Rebecca got a tour of the Nordic Centre. Have a listen:

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Radio West Spotlight: Andrew Judah

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Photo courtesy Andrew Judah

This week we shine the Radio West spotlight on Kelowna's Andrew Judah. Have a listen:

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Radio West in Smithers



Radio West took the show on the road last week. Here are some highlights from our Smithers show.

Rebecca met our hosts, Janet and Christine Blair of Two Sisters Cafe, were we set up shop for the afternoon:

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Mayor Taylor Bachrach joined us:

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Musician Alex Cuba was at home in Smithers, between sections of his tour. He stopped by the cafe to speak with Rebecca:

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Rebecca also spoke with a new musician, Eli Larsen. He's the lead singer of The Racket, a Bulkley Valley band in the running to be BC's Best Teen Band.

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The Dish: Burger 55


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Burger 55 in Penticton

This week on the Dish, we feature the popular Penticton burger joint, Burger 55. Owner Chris Boehm dropped by the Radio West studio with three delicious burgers.

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Burger 55 owner, Chris Boehm



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Playlist for March 6


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Inside the Revelstoke Railway Museum. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)

4:00-4:30


Song: You Knew Me
Album: You Knew Me
Artist: Helen Austin

4:30-5:00

Song: See You Later
Album: (Searchlight Top 5)
Artist: Travis Pickering

5:30-6:00

Song: Eliot
Album: Blue Parade
Artist: Sarah Slean

Song: The Train
Album: (Searchlight Top 5)
Artist: The Good Ol' Goats

Song: Hockey Song
Album: many!
Artist: Stompin' Tom Connors

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Film Fest previews

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Both the Kamloops Film Festival and the Kelowna World Community Film Festival start this Thursday. Rebecca spoke with organizers Dusan Magdolene and Carol Kergan to learn more.



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Searchlight Top 5 Contenders

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King Crow and the Ladies From Hell

Radio West has been featuring your top 5 Searchlight contenders for this region. They are:

Shred Kelly of Fernie with "The Bear"
Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long of Penticton with "Remember How We Forgot"
The Good Ol' Goats of Cranbrook with "The Train"
King Crow and The Ladies from Hell of Terrace with "Better Days"
Travis Pickering of Golden with "See You Later"

First up: Rebecca talked to fiddle player Jamie Norton of King Crow and the Ladies From Hell to learn more about the band. Here's that conversation:

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The Good Ol' Goats

Rebecca also caught up with Joelle Winkel and Nolan Ackert to learn more about The Good Ol' Goats. Here's that conversation:

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Travis Pickering



And finally, Golden's Travis Pickering has made the top 5. He's been under the weather, but he sent these comments: 'For me this competition is just an amazing opportunity to gain some exposure for my music to an audience that may otherwise not hear my music. I am very thankful to have made it this far in the competition and would love to thank everyone out there who have made it possible for me to be here. Music is my life and if I were to win this competition it would be a great step towards furthering my career. Thank you so much CBC for hosting this competition and playing my song!!'

You can listen to Travis's song, 'See You Later' here:

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Listen to Shred Kelly's feature interview
here.
And you can find an interview with Shane Koyczan here.

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The Outdoor guy goes telemarking

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Telemarking in costume. (Photo by Dave Quinn)


Our Outdoor Guy Dave Quinn tells Rebecca all about the wonderful and wacky world of telemarking- where sometimes you even do it in costume.


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Playlist for March 5th

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Telemark skiing, Photo courtesy Dave Quinn

4:00-4:30

Song: Set It Free
Album: Land and Sea
Artist: Sarah Slean

4:30-5:00

Song: Remember How We Forgot
Album: Searchlight Top 5
Artist: Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long

5:30-6:00

Song: Devil and the Dove
Album: Land and Sea
Artist: Sarah Slean

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Sarah Slean in studio

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Sarah Slean visits Radio West

She's got to be one of Canada's hardest-working musicians. Her touring schedule has taken her across the ocean and back more than once, just this past year alone. In her 15 year career as a singer, songwriter, she's released eight albums, published two volumes of poetry, written two string quartets, and oh yes, she paints too. She also managed to get a degree in philosophy and music somewhere in there as well. Sarah Slean dropped by the Radio West studio ahead of her Kelowna performance. Here's her chat with Rebecca:

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Top 5 Searchlight: Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long

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Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long

This week, we reveal the top five in CBC Music's Searchlight competition. They are as follows, in no particular order:

The Good Ol' Goats of Cranbrook with "The Train"
King Crow and the Ladies from Hell of Terrace with "Better Days"
Travis Pickering of Golden with "See You Later"
Shred Kelly of Fernie with "The Bear"
Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long of Penticton with "Remember How We Forgot"

Rebecca caught up with Shane to chat with him about reaching the top 5.

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The Classifieds: Free Church Pews

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Pastor Brian Dean of Lakeview Church, sitting on one of three remaining pews

This week from the Classifieds, we meet Pastor Brian Dean of Lakeview Church in Quesnel. He recently moved his family from South Africa to lead the church. Here's his ad:

We have three, 16-foot upholstered church pews to give away
You pick up
Note: they are heavy
Four guys needed to carry them.
Need them gone ASAP

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Playlist for March 4th

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'Signs of spring around Smithers, BC,' photo courtesy Magdalena Bajer at Flying Hands Farm

4:00-4:00

Song: Aching Heart
Album: Stranger
Artist: Scarlett Jane

4:30-5:00

Song: Bear
Album: In the Hills
Artist: Shred Kelly

5:00-5:30

Song: Headphones
Album: Single
Artist: Mounties

5:30-6:00

Song: Sweet Ones
Album: Sarah Slean
Artist: Sarah Slean

Song: Country Life
Album: Small Town Stories
Artist: Carli and Julie Kennedy


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Seeking special status for the Ancient Forest

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Some of the forest's red cedars are estimated to be over 1000 years old. (Photo from UNBC)
The Ancient Forest, east of Prince George, is home to red cedars that are believed to be over 1000 years old. It's also home to lots of other rare species. UNBC professor Darwyn Coxson says it's so special it should become a World Heritage Site. He joined Rebecca to explain.





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Top 5 Searchlight Contenders Revealed

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Shred Kelly, one of Searchlight's top 5 contenders

This week, we reveal the top five in CBC Music's Searchlight competition. They are as follows, in no particular order:

The Good Ol' Goats of Cranbrook with "The Train"
King Crow and the Ladies from Hell of Terrace with "Better Days"
Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long of Penticton with "Remember How We Forgot"
Travis Pickering of Golden with "See You Later"
Shred Kelly of Fernie with "The Bear"
   
Rebecca caught up with Sage McBridge and Tim Newton of Shred Kelly.

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Fort St. John reporter wraps ups public fitness challenge

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Photos courtesy Katie Maximick

This week, we check back in with Katie Maximick of Fort St. John. The local sports reporter began a very public quest to get fit back in January. And since then, she's been writing a weekly column in the paper about her progress. Rebecca talked with Katie about the challenge.

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Playlist for March 1

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Obediently waiting for the ferry. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)

4:00-4:30

Song: Rock Slow
Album: Hot Rum
Artist: The Boom Booms

5:00-5:30

Song: Two Left Feet
Album Searchlight entry
Artist: The Caspians

5:30-6:00

Song: Both Hands
Album: Canon
Artist: Ani DiFranco

Song: Contender
Album: Repeat Repeat
Artist: Kate Rogers Band


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Monk's Movies: Jack the Giant Slayer and The House I Live In



This week, Katherine Monk reviews Jack the Giant Slayer and The House I Live In.

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