BC: The Early Edition

 
 

BC: The Early Edition

CBC Radio One's The Early Edition podcast features the top story of the day. Expect to hear highlights from the show's news, health, civic affairs, cultural and community coverage.

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First Indigenous woman in Canada to own an airline

Métis pilot and entrepreneur Teara Fraser, her family and leaders in the aviation industry are celebrating her achievement of being the first ever Indigenous woman in Canada to own an airline. CBC reporter Angela Sterritt speaks to Fraser, her co-wokers and family, at the hanger at the south terminal at YVR.

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September 21, 2018

The federal government has just announced a three-part plan to proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the project. We speak with Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. * We also speak with Kanahus Manuel, a Secwepemc mother and a member of the Tiny House Warriors who is working to stop the Trans Mountain expansion. * If you're a fan of public radio, or podcasts, you no doubt know Ira Glass. He's coming to town to share his secrets with his stage show "Seven Things I've Learned" and we speak with him.

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September 20, 2018

After an overload in public feedback over a proposal of mass rezoning that could see many single family homes turned into duplexes, council voted in favour of the idea. We speak with Vancouver's Chief planner Gil Kelly. * Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner has delivered her final State of the City address. We hear from her about the issues facing Surrey today as her time in office comes to a close. * A group of Indigenous women is headed to Washington DC next week to elevate the importance of free, prior and informed consent for Indigenous people and industry. We hear from Jacinda Mack, the lead spokesperson about how this is one of the most important issues facing BC today.

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September 19, 2018

Vancouver is considering a proposal of mass rezoning that would allow the majority of single family homes to be made into duplexes. We speak with Tom Davidoff, Professor at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. * Vision Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang joins us to explain what the city's role will be in regulating the transition of marijuana dispensaries once recreational marijuana legalization kicks in AND what kind of legacy Vision leaves behind. * With a record number of candidates, all of whom will be in a randomized order, Vancouver voters will be faced with a daunting ballot this October. Our Metro Matters reporter Justin McElroy explains the ballot and the issues it raises for voters.

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September 18, 2018

The US announced 10 per cent tariffs on about 200 billion dollars worth of goods from China. Now, China has responded with five or 10 per cent tariffs on 60 billion dollars worth of goods from the U-S. For his thoughts on this escalating trade dispute, we have reached Yuen Pau Woo, an Independent senator and a former president of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. * Been Mayor, Done That! Former Mayor of Vancouver Mike Harcourt and former Mayor of Surrey Dianne Watts weigh in on how the region's transportation issues are playing out in the election campaign so far. * You've tackled potty training - but what about training a potty mouth? Amy Bell look at kids and f***ing cursing in her latest Parental Guidance.

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September 17, 2018

Our BC political panel will discuss the latest developments on the speculation tax and what we learned from the Union of BC Municipalities. * The Ontario government is pulling out all the stops to pass its controversial bill slashing Toronto's city council by nearly half, including a rare midnight session of the legislature that went into the early hours of this morning. We speak with a UBC political scientist based in Toronto about the latest developments and what this all means for the city's elections.

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September 14, 2018 - Podcast

Hurricane Florence has now made landfall in North Carolina and millions of people in the Philippines are bracing for Super Typhoon hear from someone in the Philippines and CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe. Renters respond to the province's approval of a 4.5 per cent rent increase for 2019. And, four candidates vying for City of North Vancouver mayor on how they would deal with worsening traffic congestion.

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September 13, 2018 - Podcast

Selina Robinson, B.C.'s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, .explains how her government plans to make life more affordable for British Columbians when renters face a 4.5 per cent allowable rent increase. B.C. Liberals' municipal affairs critic Todd Stone about housing affordability, rising rents, and the speculation tax. And, in our series Election Cycle we take a ride with independent candidate Shauna Sylvester.

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September 12, 2018

Ian Campbell is out of the race for mayor, and as yet there has been no replacement put forward by Vision Vancouver. What kind of impact might that have on the health of the party? We ask current Vision councillor Heather Deal. We also check in with our Metro Matters reporter to find out more. * Heart of My Heart, The Doctor Returns, and Finding Mr. Wrong, are just a few of the titles written by romance author Stella MacLean. She joins us to talk about her appointment as the VPL's newest writer in residence.

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September 11, 2018

Vision Vancouver's Ian Campbell suddenly leaves the crowded race to become mayor. What does mean for the city's upcoming election? The Globe and Mail's Frances Bula joins us. * Been Mayor, Done That! Former Mayor of Vancouver Mike Harcourt and former Mayor of Surrey Dianne Watts weigh in on concerns about low voter turnout in this year's municipal elections and what's needed to engage voters. * We know a few facts about the man charged with Marissa Shen's murder - one of them being his status as a Syrian refugee. We hear from a member of the local Syrian community and an immigration lawyer about their concerns about the perception of refugees in the aftermath of a criminal court case.

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September 10, 2018

We're reconvening our BC Political Panel for a look ahead on the big issues likely to dominate the provincial legislature this fall. * It's the first film made entirely in the Haida language and it's making its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. We speak with Graham Richard, one of the writers of the film and find out what it's like making a film in an endangered lan

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September 7, 2018

Today we are wrapping our series Beyond Beads and Bannock, an in-depth look at Indigenous Curriculum in BC schools. We speak with the Minister of education Rob Fleming about the challenges and success stories of including Indigenous perspectives in the classroom. * We're hearing from mayoral candidates around the Lower Mainland, debating a major election issue in their community. This morning Delta candidates will join us to talk about transportation issues and what they plan to do about the Massey Tunnel.

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September 6, 2018

The federal government is being sued by conservation groups who say the feds are failing in their obligation to protect an endangered species. We get a response from Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Jonathan Wilkinson about concerns over southern resident killer whales and what those concerns mean for next steps on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. * Vancouverites will choose a new mayor and so far a lot of people have thrown their hat in the ring for the job. We wanted to find the most Vancouver way to get to know each of them...a bike ride. We meet NPA candidate Ken Sim.

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September 5, 2018

A new report says BC's labour shortage is here to stay and businesses need to start making changings to face the new reality. We hear some suggestions from the Business Development Bank of Canada. * What are the next steps for the Transmountain pipeline expansion project? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke in Surrey this week and said the government is looking carefully at how to proceed. We speak with Canada's Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi to find out what happens next. * The City of Vancouver could sell a portion of the Arbutus Corridor back to C-P Rail. The price? One dollar. Metro Matters reporter Justin McElroy breaks down the story for us.

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September 4, 2018

There's a few fresh faces looking to be elected mayor or councillor in next month's municipal election. But what will it take for them to show they have the right stuff particularly when it comes to solving big challenges like housing affordability? We're convening a new weekly segment called Been Mayor, Done That with former Mayor of Vancouver Mike Harcourt and former Mayor of Surrey Dianne Watts. * School is back and so is our Parenting Column! Amy Bell is here with a fresh new Parental Guidance.

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September 3, 2018

Today is Labour Day, or as our next guest puts it: 'Parasitic Public Sector Day.' Philip Cross gives us the case, to replace the holiday with, quote 'something worthwhile.'. We also check in with Labour Minister Harry Bains.

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August 31, 2018

Today's the deadline Donald Trump gave for Canada to join the tentative trade deal between the U-S and Mexico. Where do we stand? We speak with international trade expert Dan Ciuriak. * What should happen now that the Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion? We ask our a panel of local MP's to debate just that: Liberal MP Joyce Murray, Conservative MP Ed Fast and NDP MP Fin Donnelly.

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August 30, 2018

The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the government's approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project, a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project. We get reaction from lawyers, mayors and professors on the decision.

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August 29, 2018

The BC NDP government has released its public accounts with a balanced budget despite concerns about BC Hydro, ICBC and this year's wildfire season. We get reaction from the BC Liberals' finance critic, Tracy Redie, who's also a former BC Hydro board member. * As Canada enters high stakes NAFTA negotiatons with the US, the Trump administration is putting pressure on Canada to make some major changes to the way our dairy, egg and poultry industy is regulated. We hear about the pros and cons of Canada's supply management system and if Canada can keep it AND champion free trade. * Critics have pointed to underfunding of BC's parks as a core reason behind overcrowding and rowdy behavior in the outsdoors. We speak with Environment Minister George Heyman about what he has planned for the future of BC's parks.

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August 28, 2018

Metro Vancouver is in dire need of more rental housing but is there enough political will to create it? We hear from two people hoping to put the conversation about rental housing at the top of the municipal election agenda. * A reprieve for Saudi medical students in Canada. Current students are expected to be allowed to finish their training here. We speak with Paul Emile Cloutier, the head of HealthCareCAN. * If you're one of the many British Columbians feeling squeezed out of the wilderness, then you know the parks are getting crowded. The question is what to do about it? BCs Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver has some ideas.

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August 27, 2018

Premier John Horgan has called the current system we use to budget for wildfire fighting 'Laughable.' So what should we do instead? We ask George Abbott, who co-authored a report on the very topic. * The Toronto Real Estate Board will now have to publish home sales data. This after the Supreme Court of Canada says it won't hear an appeal. Should that practice come to BC? We speak with real estate agent Mayur Arora.

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August 24, 2018

We have an update on the wildfire situation when we speak to Rise Johansen, the owner of the Takysie Lake Resort near Burns Lake about efforts there. * Conservative BC MP Todd Doherty resorted to name calling after fellow Conservative Quebec MP Maxime Bernier announced he was leaving the party to form his own. We take a look at how likely Bernier is to have success attracting BC candidiates before the next federal election.

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August 23, 2018

BC Premier John Horgan says BC's wildfire situation could be the "new normal". We speak with a couple of young people involved in climate activism who say this shouldn't be the new normal. They'll share their thoughts on growing anxiety over climate change and the best action to take to cope. * Should you be allowed to buy and sell handguns in this country? A Surrey mayoral hopeful is the latest politician to say no and one of his party members has quit over his comments. We head south of the Fraser for the latest.

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August 22, 2018

Debates over immigration loom large over the Liberal cabinet meeting in Nanaimo today and the Conservative convention in Halifax tomorrow. We convene a panel to unpack how identity politics may be entering the Canadian political debate. * With wildfires raging in Northern BC, Grand Chief Ed John joins us to voice his concern over disaster relief funding from the federal government. * The municipal elections are in less than two months and the race in Delta is heating up. Municipal Affairs Reporter Justin McElroy takes a look at the candidates for us.

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August 21, 2018

The president of The Canadian Association for the Environment Dr. Courtney Howard says BC's wildfire situation underscores the need to see climate change as a threat to human health. We hear from her about her research on the health impacts of wildfire smoke. * While federal Liberals meet in Nanaimo this week, we speak to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale about the growing calls for tighter gun laws. * The federal government is scrapping the family reunification lottery and increasing the number of people it is accepting. We speak with Shachi Kurl with the Angus Reid Institute about a recent poll on immigration.

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August 20, 2018

The Federal Government says the economy and the environment must be grown hand in hand. We speak with to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna about what that really means. * It's already been one week since an air quality advisory was issued for the Lower Mainland and it`s looking like things aren`t going to improve much in this week ahead. We get an update from an air quality planner with Metro Vancouver, Julie Saxton. * Smoke from wildfires has really socked in parts of our listening area. We know how it affects us physically but what about mentally? We speak with Nicola Cherry, Tri-party Chair of Occupational Health at the University of Alberta.

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August 17, 2018

BC's biggest fire rages on near Shovel Lake, and Fort St. James is preparing for the worst but hoping for the best. We speak with Mayor Rob MacDougall. * Has the wildfire situation in BC impacted your travel plans? We speak to the CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of BC Walt Judas on how this year's wildfire season has impacted tourist season around the province. * Vancouverites have spoken. 63 competitors have been eliminated and only the winner remains in our search for Vancouver's unofficial ambassador. Justin McElroy join us with the results.

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August 16, 2018

Wildfires and First Nations, joke day, APD public warning, Team China hockey team, Forests Minister Doug Donaldson, South of the Fraser, big tobacco, Camp Cloud arrests, RIP Aretha Franklin, Andrew Kurjata on fires We speak with Forests Minister Doug Donaldson about the state of emergency in place for BC as wildfires continue to burn. * The Shovel Lake Wildfire in Northern B.C. is big, and to give you a sense of it, it would stretch from Delta, to North of Vancouver, and include Richmond and Burnaby too. We hear from CBC reporter Andrew Kurjata, who is nearby in Burns Lake. * Saturday will mark exactly two months since the city of Surrey dismantled the tent city on 135A Street. We head south of the Fraser to find out how the neighbourhood has changed.

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August 15, 2018

Maybe today's wildfires aren't so "wild" after all. There's a clear explanation for their intensity: they're increasingly fuelled by human-caused climate change. We speak with ecologist Bob Gray. * The federal government is reportedly consulting with Indigenous groups about a national statutory holiday to mark the legacy of residential schools. We speak with the CEO of Reconciliation Canada Karen Joseph. * Our Metro Matters column takes a peak into some of the resolutions on the agenda for the upcoming Union of BC Municipalities. Municipal Affairs reporter Justin McElroy join us with a look at the ones sure to get people talking.

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August 14, 2018

The federal government is sending air and ground support to aid in the fight against B.C's wildfires. We hear from federal Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale. * Wondering what this smoky, orange sky means for your lungs? We speak with Michael Brauer, an expert on air quality and health impacts. * The longtime artistic director of the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Ken Pickering, is passed away last Friday. We talk to two members of our local jazz scene about Pickering's legacy.

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August 13, 2018

The statue of John A. MacDonald is coming down, and there has been a lot of buzz around this decision by Victoria City Council. We hear from two members of the Indigenous community on their thoughts about the removal of this statue. * The provincial government has asked the Liberal Party to make documents related to money laundering public. It's not clear yet whether the Liberals will agree to do this. But according to journalist Bob Mackin the only thing keeping those documents private is simply convention. * There's a lot of buzz around the film 'Crazy Rich Asians' which opens in theatres this week. But some critics say it's promoting negative stereotypes of Asians. We hear from some industry insiders about their take on this.

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August 10 ,2018

ICBC may finally get a rate model re-vamp after all. But how will this latest announcement affect the cost of your car insurance? We speak to Richard McCandless to find out. * Ottawa has announced 30 million dollars in prize money for First Nations to come up with housing solutions. Some are calling the competition insensitive, while others say solutions ARE needed for housing poor communities. Our CBC reporter Angela Sterritt has more.

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August 9, 2018

Taxpayers could be paying an extra 1.9 billion dollars for the Kinder Morgan expansion project, according to documents filed with U.S. financial regulators this week. We speak with Tom Gunton. * The City of Victoria has decided to remove a statue of John A. Macdonald from outside of city hall. We discuss the reasons and the possible ramifications of removing historical monuments with John Lutz. * She loved Taylor Swift, animals and Hot Wheels. Tributes continue to roll in for 7-year-old Aaliyah Rosa, who was killed in Langley last month. South of the Fraser reporter Jesse Johnston was at her memorial service.

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August 8, 2018

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is expected to announce he'll be running for a seat in the riding of Burnaby South. We speak with the CBC's Eric Grenier about his chances, and what's at stake. * The mayoral race in Pitt Meadows is picking up steam. Our municipal affairs reporter Justin McElroy joins us to tell us more about the who's who in the race, and what some of the big issues are for this upcoming election. * The family of Canadian veteran Joseph Allina say the system failed their son, after he committed suicide last month following struggles with PTSD. We speak with Dr. Alexandra Heber, Chief Psychiatrist of Veterans Affais Canada, about what is and isn't working when it comes to supporting veterans with PTSD.

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August 7, 2018

A wildfire burning out of control has prompted the evacuation of 77 residences in the Nanaimo region and others are on alert. We speak to board chair Bill Veenhof. We continue to follow the story of Joseph Allina, the Canadian veteran who died by suicide in front of the Seaforth Armoury in Vancouver last month. Today we hear from the National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Ombudsman, Gary Walbourne. Seattle Times reporter Lynda V. Mapes joins us on the show to talk about the threats facing the critically endangered southern resident killer whales, as experts rush to help an ailing 4 year old calf.

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August 3, 2018

Canadian veteran Joseph Allina ended his own life in front of the Seaforth Armoury at Burrard and 1st Ave three weeks ago. Now his family is speaking out, saying more help is needed for military personel struggling with PTSD. * The Vancouver Pride parade is Sunday, and coming up on the program, we'll hear from two of this year's grand marshals. They're being recognized for sharing their stories of being indigenous and living with HIV. * a four-year-old whale from J pod is starving, and may only have days to live. We speak with NOAA Fisheries about how they hope to save it, including a possible plan to feed it fish dosed with medicine.

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August 2, 2018

Changes to the federal carbon tax policy will see polluters pay less for emissions. We discuss why the Liberal party made that change and what it means for climate change and the economy with three local MPs. * The demand for housing and cheap land is squeezing out needed industrial supply. Coming up we'll hear how one of BC's smallest First Nations has made that space and our CBC reporter Angela Sterritt takes us there. * Canada is the only G7 country without a federal inheritance tax and political scientist David Moscrop says that's bad for democracy.

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August 1, 2018

A controversial West End tower with a so-called "poor door" has been approved, after the developer was required to combine play areas. We speak with Abi Bond, the city's director of affordable housing about that. A grieving orca mother has carried her dead calf for more than a week. That has the spotlight back on the reproductive problems facing southern resident killer whales. We speak with whale biologist Deborah Giles.

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July 31, 2018

A new development proposal for downtown Vancouver has separate entrance doors AND playgrounds for the market housing and the social housing tenants. Concerns will be voiced tonight at a public hearing on the project. Angela Sterritt has more. US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort will be in federal court today, facing bank and tax fraud charges. We'll talk about what this may mean for Robert Muller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U-S presidential election, with Anthony Gaughan, law professor from Drake University.

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July 30, 2018

The NDP's new initiative to have unionized workers on big infrastructure projects will add nearly a hundred million dollars to the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project. We speak to BC Liberal's Labour Critic John Martin, and then get reaction from BC's Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena. It is Pride Week and we'll kick off our week of coverage today with a story about a mother and daughter whose relationship grew closer after rallying together in support of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity curriculum in Langley. That's just ahead.

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July 27, 2018

The AFN has re-elected national chief Perry Bellegarde amidst claims that the election was fraught with interference from federal minister Carolyn Bennett. We speak with Perry Bellegarde about those accusations, the AFNs relationship with the federal government. Municipalities are looking at cracking down on short-term rentals like Airbnb and Home-Away. The City of Vancouver's regulations come into full effect in September. We hear from City Councillor Melissa De Genova and Housing Advocate Rohana Rezel about their thoughts on regulations. Cannabis culture meets outdoor culture. Ash Kelly tells us how the deep roots that tie the two worlds together, and the inherent risks that some search and rescue teams are nervous about ahead of legalization.

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July 26, 2018

The Assembly of First Nations elected national Chief Perry Bellegarde to lead the organization that aims to advocate for First Nations people across Canada. We speak with Pam Palmater, Chair of Indigenous studies at Ryerson University and Scott Clark, Executive Director of the Aboriginal Life in Vancouver. The Vancouver mayoral election is on the horizon. We speak to Shauna Sylvester. If she's successful, she'll be the first female mayor and first independent candidate to win in over 100 years. Following the deadly mass shooting in Toronto, some are calling for tighter gun control in Canada. We hear from Wayne Rideout with BC's Serious and Organized Crime Initiatives about whether a gun ban makes sense.

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July 25, 2018

The race for the national chief of the Assembly of First nations is on with five candidates are vying for the top spot. There are two candidates with close BC ties, two women and one incumbent, but some Indigenous people are questing it's relevance at all. CBC's Angela Sterritt joins us for more. Vancouver has seen a big jump in trips by bicycles in the last 10 years. The city plans to invest in more separated bike lanes, but is it an issue that will be big in the municipal election? Metro Matters reporter Justin McElroy weighs in. A group of Vancouver producers started its own festival for electronic art, after finding too few spaces for women and non-binary people. We speak with Soledad Munoz, co-producer of CURRENT and a multi-disciplinary artist in her own right.

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July 24, 2018

The Vancouver Park Board has approved an audit of its colonial history and wants to apologize to local First Nations for past actions. Park Board chair Stuart Mackinnon joins us with details. Critics are upset about a proposed development in Northeast False Creek. They say it will block the view of the mountains. We speak with Ray Spaxman, a former Director of Planning with the city who put in place the view cones. Another staffer of the National Inquiry looking into missing and murdered Indigenous women has resigned. We speak with Melodie Casella, former Manager of Health at the comission whose cousin was murdered in Vancouver's downtown eastside.

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July 23, 2018

Two victims have died and 12 others are injured after a gunman opened fire in Toronto's Greek neighbourhood Sunday night. Jody Steinhauer was dining on The Danforth when the shooting began and she shares her story. When you think about housing in Burnaby, you may think of protests over so-called demo-victions, or maybe the new condo towers in Metrotown. But you likely don't think about a City Council that is all-for rental-only zoning. We speak with Jill Atkey, interim CEO of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association.

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July 20, 2018

We get an update from the CBC's Brady Strachan on the wildfires in the Okanagan Valley. The provincial government says it will bring ride hailing to BC by the fall of 2019. We get a response from Adam Olsen with the BC Green Party. It's going to get easier to travel between provinces with booze. We get reaction from a local winemaker Mark Simpson.

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July 19, 2018

The Vancouver Police Board is set to vote on proposed guidelines around how police should deal with undocumented migrants. We speak with immigration lawyer Zool Suleman who helped design the City of Vancouver's Access without Fear policy about this. The upcoming municipal election in Surrey has gone from boring to bizarre in a heartbeat. We head south of the Fraser to make sense out what has been a crazy week.

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July 18, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet ministers this morning and political scientist Hamish Telford weighs in on the changes. Today marks one year since 13-year-old Marrisa Shen was found dead in Burnaby's Central Park. Tina Lovgreen reports that still no arrests have been made in connection with her homicide. In October, non-medical marijuana will be legalized and that has municipalities working to regulate it. Our Municipal Affairs reporter Justin McElroy takes a look at how cities are handling it.

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July 17, 2018

If climate change is costing this province billions, who should pay for the devastation? Some environmental and indigenous groups are asking Premier John Horgan to make the fossil fuel companies pay. We speak with West Coast Environmental Lawyer Andrew Gage. The Lockpicker is a new film about youth bullying and depression. It's screening in Vancouver today. We hear more about it when director Randall Okita, and an expert in youth care and suicide prevention, Marnie Goldenberg. BC will have a new representative for children and youth - we speak with Jennifer Charlesworth of Victoria who will take the job in September.

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July 16, 2018

US President Donald Trump's meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin comes in the wake of the indictment of a dozen Russian military intelligence officers. We speak with Rachel Bitecofer about what may, or may not, come out of this summit. The province is allowing local governments to prohibit certain types of cannabis growing operations on ALR land - but not all. We speak with Rosy Mondin, the Co-founder of the Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada. It smells like rotting flesh, and it's in bloom now. Margaret Gallagher joins us from the Bloedel Conservatory where people are lining up to see and smell the corpse flower, Uncle Fester.

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July 13, 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of the BC government this morning, denying cigarette maker Philip Morris access to millions of patients' records. We speak to Rob Cunningham, a lawyer for the Canadian Cancer Society about BC's legal fight. Greyhound is pulling its bus services out of BC and we hear how the municipalities of Squamish and Chilliwack are coping with the news. The ultimate stage is set for the World Cup as Croatia meets France on Sunday in Moscow for the championship. We welcome two superfans into studio to get pumped up for the the final.

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July 12, 2018

The NATO summit continues today in Brussels, and former US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman weighs in on what we have seen so far and what it could mean for the future of foreign relations. Videos of a Vancouver-area family hand-feeding bears has sparked an investigation by conservation officers. We speak with Christine Miller, a bear conservationist about the danger this may pose to people. What happens if Surrey ditches the RCMP for a municipal police force? We head south of the Fraser to find out whether it's a good idea with Jesse Johnston.

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July 11, 2018

Vancouver rescue diver Erik Brown was one of the 13 divers involved in the Thailand cave rescue. We speak to him from Chiang Rai. England and Croatia face off today in World Cup action and we talk to a couple of superfans gearing up for the big game. Our Metro Matters reporter Justin McElroy looks at the issues and the candidates in the District of North Vancouver mayoral race.

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July 10, 2018

BC Ferries has plans to build five new vessels, but how much of that work will be done in this province? BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins joins us. Belgium's 'golden generation' of players has taken the team all the way to the semi-finals of FIFA 2018, where the Red Devils will face off against team France in a much anticipated showdown. We have two super fans here in Studio 10 to take us through what's on the line. Surrey Councillor and Surrey First mayoral candidate Tom Gill is asking whether his city has outgrown the RCMP, and if it's time to bring back a local police force. He wants to hold a referendum on it next year.

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July 9, 2018

It's been one year since the start of the worst wildfire season in British Columbia's recorded history. How are the affected communities recovering and what are their expectations for the hot, dry season ahead? We speak with Mayors Walt Cobb and Mitch Campsall. What would it take to make your community dementia-friendly? Cities such as Burnaby, New Westminster and Richmond are considering that question. We speak to Heather Cowie with the Alzheimer Society of BC and Mario Gregorio who lives with dementia.

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July 6, 2018

After three social media stars were killed in a tragic accident at Shannon Falls, we speak with adventure photographer Ted Hesser about what its like to feel the pressures of Instagram when photogrpahy is your career. A controversial report from the major junior Western Hockey League calls into question criticism from its former players. The Early Edition's Jeremy Allingham has more on the story. An advocacy group wants to raise the age children can start work in BC from 12 to 16. We speak to Adrienne Montani of First Call about how she'd like to see standards strengthened for young workers in our province.

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July 5, 2018

The City of Vancouver is considering an ambitious city-wide rezoning plan. Dan Garrison is the city's director of housing and he joins us to clarify what that plan entails. We also get reaction from Andy Yan, director of The City Program at SFU. Surrey's Mayor says children as young as ten years old are being recruited into gangs in her city. We head south of the Fraser to find out what the RCMP is doing about it.

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July 4, 2018

Enbridge is headlining today's business news with a 4.3 billion-dollar deal with Brookfield, but SFU researcher Tom Gunton says the bigger news was last week's approval of Line 3 and what that means for Trans Mountain. Our Metro Matters columnist Justin McElroy looks at how the City of Vancouver could become rezoned through what could be the last major decision made under Mayor Gregor Robertson. Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus have been detected in Canada. Coming up, Dr. Peter Lin will join me to discuss this and how to best protect ourselves.

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July 3, 2018

Peter German's 'Dirty Money' report is raising questions about the former BC Liberal government's inaction on money laundering. Former attorney general Suzanna Anton joins us to discuss how she sees the issue. Merle Smith waited three hours for a cab that could accomodate her wheelchair. The mayor of Coquitlam, Richard Stewart, waited with her for part of that and he's upset at the local taxi company. With so few incumbents running for city council in the fall, the City of Vancouver is getting a lot of calls from citizens interested in running for office. We speak with Thoren Hudyma from Equal Voice BC about what it might take to get more women involved in municipal politics in this city.

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June 29, 2018

Gas will cost one and a half cents more per litre in Metro Vancouver by this time next year. We speak with Sumeet Gulati, a UBC economist who has researched the effects of fuel taxes about what this will mean for drivers and transit riders alike. --- Peter German's money laundering report has made waves this week, and beyond the problems with our casinos, it hints at the next frontier of the problem: real estate. We take a closer look at that when we hear from anti-corruption organization Transparency Canada International --- Three of the five victims of yesterday's newspaper shooting were connected to the University of Maryland's college of journalism. We speak with the dean of the college Lucy Dalglish.

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June 28, 2018

CBC Investigative journalist Eric Rankin has spent more than a decade covering money laundering in BC. He tells us what he found and if the latest report into dirty money in BC has any surprises. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars have been spent trying to solve Surrey's gang problem. But the violence still continues. We head South of the Fraser with Tina Lovgreen to find out which politicans kept their promises, and which ones didn't. School is nearly out for summer. Students around the province head out on summer break after today. We check in with a couple of parents to find out what kind of year it's been.

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June 27, 2018

The attorney general will reveal 48 recommendations to curb money laundering in a highly-anticipated report this morning. We get reaction from Financial crime lawyer Christina Duhaime. The U.S. government is celebrating the decision to uphold the administration's ban on citizens from promarily muslim countries. We hear from an expert in international security who says the policy will only fuel anti-US sentiment in the Middle East. The rate of suicides in the United States has been steadily going up since 1999 and it's now at the point where it's being called an epidemic. Dr. Peter Lin joins us to explain what the American Medical Association is doing about it in the United States, and what's being done here in Canada.

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June 26, 2018

We hear from two District of North Vancouver councillors about a new 18 building mix use development proposed by Darwin Properties and the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation. Can summer make a kid sweat about their body? Amy Bell is back with her latest Parental Guidance. Classically-trained tenor Jeremy Dutcher is bringing back the Wolastoqey voices of his ancestors by singing alongside 100-year old cynlinder recordings, and his album is long-listed for a Polaris prize.

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June 25, 2018

Gun violence in Surrey is once again grabbing headlines after a fatal shooting in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon in the residential Clayton Heights neighbourhood. Is having more police patrolling the community part of the solution? Surrey city council is considering a plan to round up and remove feral peacocks living in the Sullivan Heights neighbourhood. Phone scammers are getting more sophisticated, and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says people from all walks of life fall for them. We find out what you can do to protect yourself.

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