Margaret Gallagher

Margaret Gallagher is the reporter for On the Coast and the host of Hot Air on CBC Radio One.

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Welcoming the Year of the Rat in Vancouver's changing Chinatown

On the Coast spent the week in Chinatown to find out how people are preparing for the arrival of the Lunar New Year in a fast-changing neighbourhood.

Cord blood bank for premature babies makes life-saving research gains in first year

B.C. Women's Preemie Biobank has already made significant research gains since it opened last August, but wants more cord blood donors to help fuel life-saving research to help preterm babies, like Toby and Leo Donkin.

New in town: Metro Vancouver still draws newcomers, despite high cost of housing

Despite the high cost of housing, newcomers still flock to Vancouver as a gateway city. They come for love, for work a better quality of life. But they don't necessarily expect to buy a house.

Bold coyote sparks alarm in Vancouver neighbourhood

A bold coyote has been spotted at all times of the day in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood and shows no fear of people, which has parents and pet owners increasingly concerned.

The trouble with Harry: Rec centre's fate cause for debate in North Van election

City of North Vancouver mayoral candidates disagree on the best way to rebuild and finance the aging Harry Jerome Recreation Centre, despite a proposal from the outgoing council to lease the land to a developer in exchange for funds to build a replacement.

Housing, homelessness and a history of discrimination come together at 1 Vancouver intersection

At the corner of Union and Gore, a number of homeless campers ares growing on a site that was once a key part of Vancouver's black community. As the city moves forward on housing at that location, community advocates want to see mistakes of the past avoided.

Delta compost facility causing a stink in civic election

Delta's handling of an East Ladner compost facility is causing a stink in the city's mayoral race, as strong odours plague nearby residents.

Voters to help decide future of Port Moody development

Port Moody voters will help decide the future of two city-owned properties in a referendum ballot in the Oct. 20 municipal election.

Hot Air's picks for 2018 Vancouver Jazz Fest

Hot Air host Margaret Gallagher share some picks for this year's festival

'He so knew how to express love:' remembering Jim Heiberg

Jim Heiberg's journey from the streets of Vancouver to finally finding a home in the last years of his life can teach us a lot about understanding homelessness and the importance of community and love, says Pastor Bob Swann and homelessness advocate Judy Graves.

Licensed, unlicensed: how effective are Vancouver's dispensary bylaws?

It's been nearly two years since the City of Vancouver ordered unlicensed dispensaries to shut down or face legal consequences and, while some have paid the $30,000 licensing fee, many more continue to operate outside the rules.

How to save a life: Volunteers hold workshop for naloxone training, story sharing

As the number of overdose deaths in B.C. continues to rise, people on the front lines are looking to share both information and firsthand stories in order to to get more hands in the battle against the opioid crisis.

Hot Air's Hot Picks for the Vancouver 2017 Jazz Fest

Ten shows to see at this Vancouver International Jazz Festival, from cool free concerts to hot tickets

Jim Byrnes, Paul Pigat band together for St. James Hall

Local music legends Jim Byrnes and Paul Pigat pay tribute to Chuck Berry and Chess Records to raise money to renovate St. James Hall, which was "saved" last year when it was bought by the City of Vancouver, but the Rogue Folk Club needs to raise money for renovations.

Is the Port Moody Station Museum haunted?

The Early Edition goes inside the 1908 Port Moody Station Museum with a paranormal investigator after reports the building may be haunted.