Radio West with Sarah Penton
Sep. 22, 2020: Elections BC on voting during a pandemic; Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about death threats she's received during the pandemic; And the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition is calling on the provincial government to provide $10 a month internet for people in poverty.
Sep. 21, 2020: Political columnist Rob Shaw on B.C.'s snap election call and listener call-in; And Dr. Bonnie Henry on new, shortened list of symptoms for parents to look for when deciding whether or not to keep kids home from school.
Sep. 18, 2020: We talk to the doctor behind the new gargle test for COVID-19 that will be used with children in BC; A conversation with BC Hockey's official of the year, a 22-year-old woman from Prince George; And musical duo Big Little Lions.
Sep. 17, 2020: The mother of a 10-year-old Kaleden boy wants answers after a man with a record of violent assaults attacks her son; And Rob Shaw on the province's economic recovery plan.
Sep. 16, 2020: Dr. Bonnie Henry on her order to allow registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses to prescribe pharmaceutical alternatives to street drugs, and on decriminalization. Plus, the new Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UBCO, Lesley Cormack.
Sep. 15, 2020: People affected by flooding in Grand Forks launch a proposed class action lawsuit against the provincial government; And we remember Bud Sparrow, the Musqueam fisherman who took Indigenous fishing rights all the way to the Supreme Court.
Sep. 14, 2020: The health risks of poor air quality with the BC CDC; Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson talks about not running for re-election; And Iris Gorfinkle talks about the long term health risks for young people who catch COVID-19.
Sep. 11, 2020: A former Prince George resident shares what it's like to live in Oregon amidst unprecedented wildfires; And two young sisters in Hyder, Alaska can't go to school because it would mean crossing the border into Stewart, BC.
Sep. 10, 2020: B.C. sets a single day record for new cases of COVID-19; We head to Revelstoke to find out how the first day of school went; And Rob Shaw breaks down B.C.'s fall pandemic plan and new financial numbers released today.