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BC Today

BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.

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SEPT. 21, 2019 Federal government's Trans Mountain plan. Rainy weather motor vehicle maintenance.

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich - Gulf Islands, and Bob Chamberlin, vice-president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Sam Tremblay, owner of Tremblay Motors.

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SEPT. 20, 2018 Proposed ban on handguns

Christian Leuprecht, a security expert and professor at Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University, and Mario Canseco, president of Research Co.

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SEPT. 19, 2018 Managing household debt

Matt Fabian, director of financial services research and consulting for TransUnion Canada, Scott Hannah, president and CEO of the Credit Counselling Society.

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SEPT. 18, 2018 Available, affordable, quality child care

Anita Bathe, a CBC reporter, Sharon Gregson, spokesperson for the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C., and Meagan Brame, owner-operator of the Saxe Point Day Care and an Esquimalt township councillor.

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SEPT. 17, 2018 One month to legal marijuana

Dana Larsen, a cannabis activist and dispensary director, Kirk Tousaw, a lawyer and cannabis policy-reform advocate, and Ken Christian, mayor of Kamloops.

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SEPT. 14, 2018 Measles vaccination. Gardener Brian Minter.

Dr. John Harding, a medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

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SEPT. 9, 2018 Loneliness, social isolation and modern life.

Kevin McCort, president and CEO of the Vancouver Foundation, Mohamed Ehab, co-founder of Changemakers Vancouver, and Andrew Wister, director of the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University.

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SEPT. 12, 2018 J50 and saving endangered species

Andy Thomson, regional director of fisheries management branch in the department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Tara Martin, a conservation scientist and professor in UBC's faculty of forestry, and Jason Colby, a professor of environmental and international history at the University of Victoria and author of Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator.

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SEPT. 11, 2018 Low municipal voter turnout. Snow in northeastern B.C.

Justin McElroy, the CBC's civic affairs reporter, Frances Bula, a civic affairs blogger and contributor to the Globe and Mail, Megan Dias, who has Masters Degree in Political Science from UBC and does work for UBC's Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and Janet Prestley, the Chief Election Officer for Fort St. John. Environment Canada meteorologist Lisa Erven and Jenna Dixon in Fort Nelson.

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SEPT. 10, 2018 B.C. rent increase. Marrisa Shen update.

Russ Godfrey, a former employee of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and the Residential Tenancy Branch of the B.C. government, David Hutniak, CEO of Landlord BC, and Karen Sawatzky, chair of the City of Vancouver's Renters Advisory Committee. CBC reporter Yvette Brend.

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SEPT. 7, 2018 Cellphones in classrooms.

Chris Schneider, an associate professor of sociology at Brandon University and former teacher at UBC, Tim Cleves, a Victoria parent of a child who went to Central Middle School during their cellphone ban, and Darren Laur, a social media educator and retired Victoria police officer.

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SEPT. 6, 2018 Federal funding for B.C.'s overdose crisis

Judy Darcy, B.C.'s minister of mental health and addiction, Marshall Smith, chair of the B.C. Recovery Council, and Gregor Robertson, mayor of Vancouver.

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SEPT. 5, 2018 Lawsuit launched to protect southern resident orca

Dyna Tuytel, a staff lawyer at Ecojustice, and Andrew Trites, director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at the University of British Columbia.

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SEPT. 4, 2018 Back to school: Improvements and advice

Glen Hansman, president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation, Neha Shivhare, a visiting scholar at Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Education, and Ann Douglas, a regular CBC weekend parenting columinst and author of Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle the Highs, the Lows and Everything in Between.

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AUG. 31, 2018 North American Free Trade Agreement, deal or no deal?

Professor of international trade at the Sauder School of Business with the University of British Columbia, Keith Head, B.C. Dairy Association Chairman and Vancouver Island-based dairy farmer, Dave Taylor, Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Brian Lee Crowley.

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AUG. 30, 2018 Federal Court of Appeal quashes Trans Mountain pipeline project

Canadian lawyer and the author of Native Law, Jack Woodward, manager of the Sacred Trust, Reuben George, Chief of the Whispering of Pines First Nation, Mike LeBourdais, president of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada, Paul de Jong, West Coast Environmental Law staff lawyer, Eugene Kung.

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AUG. 29, 2018 Opioid lawsuit

The British Columbia government is suing drug companies to recoup costs related to the opioid overdose crisis. Minister for Mental Health and Addictions, Judy Darcy, director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition at SFU, Donald Macpherson, CBC reporter Yvette Brend, lawyer and lecturer of drug policy at the University of Ottawa.

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AUG. 28, 2018 Canada and the NAFTA negotiations

James Brander, an economics professor at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business, and Dan Baxter, the policy director for the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.

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AUG. 27, 2018 Wildfire prevention

Co-author, of "Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in British Columbia", George Abbott, Director of Professional Practice & Forest Stewardship with the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals, Michael Larock, Fire ecologist with R.W. Gray Consulting, Robert W Gray.

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AUG. 24, 2018 Campfire bans during B.C. wildfire seasons.

CBC producer and columnist Ash Kelly, Mt. Waddington's Outdoors, Sam Waddington, Fire Information Officer with the BC Wildfire Service, Kyla Fraser.

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AUG. 23, 2018 Brain Minter takes all your garden questions

Brian Minter of Minter Country Garden in Chilliwack takes questions from across British Columbia about gardening.

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AUG. 22, 2018 The politics behind B.C.'s wildfire crisis

Professor of political science at the University of British Columbia, Kathryn Harrison, associate professor of political science at the University of the Fraser Valley, Hamish Telford, sociology professor with the University of British Columbia, David Tindall.

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AUG. 21, 2018 Thousands are under evacuation orders or alerts, but some are refusing to leave.

Fraser Lake resident, Kim Watt-Senner, assistant deputy minister of emergency management B.C., Chris Duffy, retired fire researcher with the Canadian Forest Service, Timothy Lynham.

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AUG. 20, 2018 Impacts of smoke on mental and physical health

CBC reporter Andrew Kurjata, executive director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Julia Payson, respirologist at St. Paul's Hospital and the director for the Heart and Lung Innovation Center, Don Sin, Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Health, Bonnie Henry.

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AUG. 17, 2018 B.C.'s ongoing wildfire crisis

B.C. Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek, mayor of Kimberly Don McCormick, Chilliwack fire ecologist Robert Gray, Nadleh Emergency Operations Center information lead, Miranda Louie, CBC reporter Wil Fundal.

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AUG. 16, 2018 Camp Cloud excavated, protesters arrested

CBC reporter Yvette Brend, B.C. environmentalist Tzeporah Berman, former police accountability lawyer Doug King, former commanding officer, crowd control unit, Vancouver Police Department, Kash Heed and executive director of Resource Works Society, Stewart Muir.

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AUG. 15, 2018 B.C.'s wildfire state of emergency

CBC reporter Andrew Kurjata, B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, Burns Lake acting mayor Charlie Rensby, Fraser Lake Mayor Dwayne Lindstrom and Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald.

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AUG. 14, 2018: Air Quality

AQ meteorologist for the Ministry of Environment Tarek Ayache, Vice-President for health initiatives and programs for the BC Lung Associatioin Dr. Menn Biagtan, and Chair of the Bulkley Nechako Regional district Bill Miller.

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AUG 13, 2018 Road rage

Regional education manager of Young Drivers of Canada Kurtis Strelau, Vancouver defense lawyer who deals with driving cases Kyla Lee, Former director of debtor assistance and debt collection for the B.C. government Douglas P. Welbanks.

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AUG. 10, 2018: J50 the orca and the whale-watching industry

Founder and Chairman of Orca Relief Citizens Alliance, Species Protection Coordinator for Georgia Strait Alliance Rachael Merrett, CBC reporter Lisa Johnson, and Public Affairs Officer for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Micheal Milstein.

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AUG. 9, 2018 Gardener Brian Minter

Brian Minter, Master Gardener and owner of Minter Country Garden in Chilliwack, and Welbert Choi. executive chef at Forage bistro.

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AUG. 8, 2018 Federal NDP leader to run in B.C.

Anita Bathe, a CBC reporter, Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, Bill Tieleman, a former NDP strategist, and Gerald Baier, an associate professor of political science at the University of British Columbia, on NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's announcement he will run in the riding of Burnaby South.

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August 7, 2018: B.C. Wildfires

Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management Coordinator for Southwest BC Mandana Salimian, Fire information officer for BC Wildfire Service Kyla Fraser, Meterologist for Environment Canada Matt MacDonald, Professor of Forestry and Conservation Sciences Lori Daniels

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August 3, 2018: Pride and Pride Week

Founder of Cicely Blain Consulting Cicely Blain, Former President of North Pride Centre Krystal Vanderberg, Professor of Gender Studies, UNBG, Theresa Healy, Manager of Finance and Administration Heather Wong Mitchell, Co-Chair of Vancouver Pride Society Michelle Fortin.

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August 2, 2018: Road Trips

Blogger of Local Wanderer Elaine Rhystead, Writer at Canadian Geographic Travel Jenson Edwards, Editor-in-Chief of Vancouver is Awesome Bob Kronbauer and President of Bella Coola Valley Tourism Tom Hermance.

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July 31, 2018: Weight stigma in the medical industry

Personal trainer and founder of Big Fit Girl Louise Green, Emergency room physician Dr. Brian Goldman, and University of Ottawa professor Michael Orsini.

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August 1, 2018: Food allergies

Executive Director of Food Allergy Canada Jennifer Gerdts, Allergist and Clinical Associate Professor at UBC's Faculty of Medicine Dr. Donald Stark, Head of Division of Allergies and Immunology at BC's Children's Hospital Dr. Edmond Chan, Co-Leader of Metro Vancouver Anaphylaxis Group and Food Allergy Educator Sarah MacKinnon, and Registered Dietitian Desiree Nielsen.

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July 30, 2018: Outdoor Adventures: Staying Safe in B.C.'s Great Outdoors

Adventure Smart BC coordinator and executive director Sandra Riches, Search Manager for North Shore Rescue Doug Pope, President of BC Boating Association Don Prittie, Outdoor Advocacy Blogger Steve Jones.

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JULY 27, 2018: Beating the summer heat

MEC Public Relations and Trends Lead Studio Andrew Sutherland, Author of 'Let's Go Biking' Colleen MacDonald, Search Manager of North Shore Rescue Doug Pope, Head of BC Emergency Health Services Clinical Practices Joe Acker. Fraser Health Medical Health Officer Dr. Michael Schwandt, UBC Professor of Medicine Dr. Chris Carlsten.

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July 26, 2018: Brain Minter answers gardening questions.

Brian Minter, master gardener and owner of Minter Gardening.

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July 25, 2018: Fernie Arena Tragedy

CBC reporter Karin Larsen, Chief Boiler Inspector Lou Roussinos, Mayor of Dawson Creek Dale Bumstead, President of junior hockey team Barb Anderson, and MP of Kootenay-Columbia Wayne Stetski.

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JULY 24, 2018 Clothing bin concerns.

Nicole Mucci, spokesperson Union Gospel Mission, Kate Bahen, managing director Charity Intelligence, and Jonathan Gormick, spokesperson Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, on clothing donation bins and safety concerns.

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JULY 23, 2018 Gun violence.

Trauma counsellor Katya Sivak, associate dean and criminologist at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Wade Deisman, and Irwin Cohen, director of the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research at the University of the Fraser Valley on the Toronto shooting on Danforth Avenue and gun violence.

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JULY 20, 2018 Wildfire response and preparedness

CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe, Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, Former federal cabinet minister and Okanagan Valley resident Stockwell Day and Minister of Forests, Lands, Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson on wildfires.

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JULY 19, 2018 Ride-hailing services.

Ian Tostenson, spokesperson, Ridesharing Now for B.C., Benn Proctor, program associate with the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center, Brian Schreiner, Enderby city councillor, and Jane Dyson, executive director of Disability Alliance BC on ride-hailing services anticipated to arrive in B.C.

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JULY 18, 2018 Access to addiction treatment and recovery

Dr. Evan Wood, director of the BC Centre on Substance Use, Marshall Smith, senior advisor, recovery initiatives at BCCSU, active drug user Karen Ward and Leslie McBain, co-founder of Moms Stop The Harm and family engagement lead at BCCSU on access to addiction treatment and recovery.

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JULY 16, 2018 Foreign diplomacy

Michael Byers, a professor of international politics at the University of British Columbia, and Paul Meyer, a Canadian diplomat (ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva) and adjunct professor of international studies at Simon Fraser University, on the role of foreign diplomacy in light of the Trump Putin summit.

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JULY 13, 2018 Fan enthusiasm for the World Cup in B.C.

Michael McColl, managing editor of the soccer website AFTN.ca, Kate Sarac, incoming president of the Okanagan Croatian Cultural Club, and Pierre Touzel, organizer of France House World Cup viewing parties with France Football Club.

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JULY 12, 2018 Prepare your plants for the heat.

Master Gardener Brian Minter of Minter Country Garden in Chilliwack and Egan Davis, the principal instructor in the Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden.

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JULY 11, 2018 New measures to protect marine mammals.

Andrew Trites, a professor and director of UBC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, James Dale, a marine naturalist and former executive director of the Pacific Whale Watching Association, Marie Fournier, with the Cetus Research and Conservation Society, and Paul Spong, founder of the OrcaLab whale research station.

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JULY 10, 2018 How will we get around without Greyhound?

Andy Shadrack, former regional district director in rural Area D in Central Kootenay, Dylan Green, president of Tofino Bus Services, Steve Smyth, manager of Peterbildt Pacific in Terrace, and Patricia Thurston, executive director of the Shuswap Family Centre.

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JULY 9, 2018 Should BC Ferries be built in B.C.?

Adam Olsen, transportation critic for the BC Green Party and MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, and Brian Hollingshead, co-chair of Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs.

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JULY 6, 2018 Minimum working age in BC

Adrienne Montani, Harry Bains, Jack Thomas, David Brown and Irene Lanzinger talk if we should raise the minimum working age in B.C. from 12 to 16. What should that age be?

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JULY 5 2018 The impact of social media on taking risks outdoors

How do you think social media has influenced our relationship with the outdoors? Has it prompted more people to take excessive risks? Mike Danks of North Shore Rescue shares safety tips following the tragic deaths of three Shannon Falls hikers. ? @StephenHui, author of 105 hikes and Sandra Riches, executive director of Adventure Smart in BC share their thoughts.

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JULY 3 2018 Trans Mountain's Kinder Morgan expansion plans. Protests against the project.

Trans Mountain rolls out its Kinder Morgan expansion project plan while protesters dangle from the Iron Workers Memorial Project to try to block tanker traffic. David Tindall @dbtindall on the efficacy of protests and Richard Masson and @jordanbateman on the likelihood the project will be completed on time.

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JULY 3 2018 Surrey gang violence. Taxi accessibility.

Surrey Gang Violence Task Force Report. Stuart Parker, candidate for Surrey City Council and taxi accessibility for seniors and disabled patrons. Stephanie Williams, general manager at Better Environmentally Sound Transportation.

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JUNE 29, 2018 Canada Day

Before Canada Day weekend, we asked listeners what songs are on their Canada Day playlist? How do they celebrate Canada Day? What does it mean to them? Harrison Mooney, Victoria Anthony and Richard Wong talk with us on this.

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JUNE 28, 2018 Minter Gardens

Master Gardener Brian Minter is in the house to answer all your pressing lawn and garden questions.

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JUNE 27, 2018 Money Laundering

BC's Attorney General, David Eby, Lawyer Christine Duhaime and Executive Director of Integrity BC., Dermond Travis talk on the recently released report that goes into how dirty money is spread at casinos in this province.What should happen next? How can we put a stop to money laundering in this province?

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JUNE 26,2018 BC Wildfires

Julie Castonguay, Integrated investment specialist for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development , Mitch Campsall, Mayor of 100 Mile House and Elysia Dempsey, director for emergency management, for the Canadian Red Cross, B.C. and Yukon (wildfires), talk on the current wildfire season, things to keep in mind and about the communities recovering from last year's wildfires.

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JUNE 25, 2018 Senior care in BC

Daniel Fontaine, CEO, BC Care Providers Association Jennifer Whiteside, Secretary-business manager, Hospital Employees Union Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. Seniors Advocate Elizabeth Harris, Senior Clinical director at Baptist Housing talk about seniors care in BC.

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