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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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COVID-19: Vaccine hesitation, vaccine Q&A, Brian Minter

B.C. Children's Hospital's Vaccine Evaluation Center associate professor Julie Bettinger discusses Canadians' hesitancy around the rush to a COVID-19 vaccine. We get a vaccine Q&A with University of Ottawa epidemiologist Dr. Raywat Deonandan. Plus, our gardening segment with Brian Minter.

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Wildlife sightings

We take calls with wildlife educator Connel Bradwell and nature photographer Liron Gertzman about wildlife spottings.

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Interview with Education Minister, Former School Board reactions, Wildlife spottings

We interview B.C. education minister Rob Fleming about the new provincial back-to-school plan. Former Vancouver School Board chair Patti Bacchus reacts. We take calls with wildlife educator Connel Bradwell and nature photographer Liron Gertzman about wildlife spottings.

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Contact tracing on airlines, The Bike Doctor

We chat about airline COVID-19 contact tracing with CBC health columnist Dr. Peter Lin and travel writer and consultant Barry Choi. Erich Jurgens, owner of The Bike Doctor, takes your bike repair questions.

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B.C. in-class learning petition, Canada summer books

After the B.C. government announced students in kindergarten to grade 12 will return to in-class learning this fall, a petition surfaced online calling for more at-home learning options. We talk to Tracy Sherlock, a freelance journalist who's been following the petition, and Jason Ellis, an assistant professor of education at the University of British Columbia, Plus, we discuss favorite Canadian books with Hilary Atleo.

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Pride in a pandemic. Brian Minter

Andrea Arnot (Vancouver Pride Society) and Dustyn Baulkham (Kelowna Pride Society) discuss changes to Pride celebrations during COVID-19, ahead of Vancouver Pride weekend. Master gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

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Justin Trudeau WE Charity testimony. BCSTA on return to school.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testifies before the parliamentary finance committee; UFV political scientist Hamish Telford discusses. BCSTA president Stephanie Higginson discusses BC's plans for reopening schools to students in September.

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Mementos from loved ones. BC's back-to-school announcement.

After Vancouver's Mara Soriano recovered her stolen teddy bear with a recording of her late mother's voice, listeners share their stories of treasured keepsakes from loved ones who have passed on. Education minister Rob Fleming and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announce BC's plans for the reopening of schools in September; reaction to the announcement from Teri Mooring (BCTF), Dr. Srinivas Murthy (BC Children's Hospital, WHO researcher) and Nicole Kaler (BCEdAccess).

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Six months of COVID-19. Summer staycations.

CBC photojournalist Ben Nelms and family physician Dr. Tahmeena Ali discusses the first six month of the COVID-19 pandemic in BC. Author Anny Scoones discusses summer staycations.

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COVID and summer heat. Wildlife safety.

Acting director of parks Amit Gandha gives an update on Vancouver parks; Dr. Chris Carlesten, head of UBC's respiratory medicine division, discusses saying safe from COVID-19 while beating the summer heat and getting outside. Wildsafe BC provincial coordinator Vanessa Isnardy discusses staying safe from wildlife in the great outdoors.

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Workplace bullying. Brian Minter.

Organizational change expert Parker Johnson discusses how to address workplace bullying. Master gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

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The return of pro sports. Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix.

Harman Dayal (The Athletic) and Jamie Strashin (CBC Sports) discuss the return of professional sports, including the new Seattle NHL team. A live press conference from Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix.

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Restaurants and COVID-19. Midsummer harvest.

BC Restaurant and Food Service Association president Ian Tostenson discusses concern in the restaurant industry after a recent bloom of COVID-19 cases associated with restaurants and tourism. Chef Tasha Sawyer discusses tips, tricks and recipes for getting the most out of the midsummer fruit harvest.

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Midsummer harvest

Chef Tasha Sawyer discusses tips, tricks and recipes for getting the most out of the midsummer fruit harvest.

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New COVID-19 cases. COVID-19 and mental health.

CBC medical columnist and physician Dr. Raj Bhardwaj discusses a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in BC. Family doctor and Zilicare chair Dr. Maryam Zeineddin discusses the effects of the pandemic on mental health.

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New vaping regulations. Pandemic weddings.

Rob Cunningham (Canadian Cancer Society) and Dr. Chris Carlsten (UBC) discuss new provincial regulations restricting sales and advertising of vaping products in BC. Wedding planner Tammi Foster discusses how couples are planning their weddings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and some of the creative approaches they've taken.

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New COVID-19 outbreaks in BC. Brian Minter.

CBC reporter Andrew Kurjata discusses a new case of COVID-19 at the Site C work camp. Microbiologist and author Jason Tetro discusses new COVID-19 outbreaks and exposures around the province and answers COVID-19 questions. Master gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

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WE Charity controversy. June overdose deaths. Summer books

SFU political scientist Sanjay Jeram discusses controversy around the WE Charity's connections to prime minister Justin Trudeau. Dr. Perry Kendall discusses a record-breaking month of overdose deaths in BC. Hilary Atleo of Iron Dog Books discusses summer book recommendations.

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Tent cities in parks. Pandemic personal finance.

CBC reporter Joel Ballard and Together Against Poverty Society executive director Douglas King discuss a ruling from the Vancouver park board allowing limited overnight camping in city parks and what it means for tent cities and homelessness. BlueShore Financial investment advisor Ilana Schonwetter discusses planning your personal finances amid the economic uncertainty of COVID-19.

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Mental health and addictions minister. The word "irregardless."

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy discusses the government's response to the overdose crisis amid the COVID-19 pandemic. SFU linguist Margaret Grant discusses the evolution of language and whether "irregardless" is a "real" word.

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COVID-19 exposures in Kelowna. Best BC neighbourhoods.

Daybreak Kelowna host Chris Walker and CBC medical columnist Dr. Peter Lin discuss recent COVID-19 exposures in Kelowna. CBC reporter and compulsive ranker of things Justin McElroy takes your calls about your favourite neighbourhoods in BC.

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Job numbers. Brian Minter.

Central 1 Credit Union deputy chief economist Bryan Yu discusses the latest BC unemployment numbers from Statistics Canada. Master gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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Anti-Indigenous racism in healthcare.

Independent investigator Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafonde gives an update on her investigation into anti-Indigenous racism in BC's healthcare system. Angela Sterritt (CBC), Leslie Varley (BC Association of Friendship Centres) and Dr. Nel Weiman (First Nations Health Authority) discuss.

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Federal fiscal snapshot. First-time campers.

UBC economics professor Werner Antweiler discusses the federal government's expected $343 billion deficit, due mostly to pandemic relief measures. Travel blogger Gemma Taylor discusses camping tips and tricks for beginners.

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Mandatory masks. Birding.

CBC medical columnist Dr. Raj Bhardwaj discusses non-medical masks, which are now mandatory in public indoor spaces in Toronto. Naturalist and bird expert Ann Nightingale discusses summer birding in BC.

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Pandemic real estate. "Free range kids."

BC Real Estate Agency chief economist Brendon Ogmundson discusses the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on BC's real estate market. UBC's Dr. Shimi Kang discusses taking a more "free-range" approach to parenting this summer.

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Airlines selling adjacent seats again. Gardener Brian Minter.

Federal NDP health critic and Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies and travel writer / consultant Barry Choi discuss Canadian airlines selling adjacent seats again amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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Supreme Court dismisses First Nations' challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline. Online or offline during Phase 3 of B.C.'s Restart Plan.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief Leah George-Wilson and Resource Works Society executive director Stewart Muir discuss court ruling. BC Today tech and life columnist Alexandra Samuel talks about online and offline services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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B.C. easing restrictions for visits in long-term care homes

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix announce B.C. is easing restrictions for visits in long-term care homes. Cindy Thynne, who hasn't seen her mother in months, reacts. Then B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie responds to listeners.

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Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Live-streamed music concerts.

Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and University of Victoria psychology and environmental studies professor Robert Gifford discussion climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. CBC Music columnist Andrea Warner talks about favourite live-streamed concerts.

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Reopening concerns. Gardener Brian Minter.

Emergency room physician Dr. Michael Curry and Haíɫzaqv Nation elected chief councillor Marilyn Slett discuss concerns about COVID-19 reopening in BC as summer approaches. Master gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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LifeLabs data breach report. Indigenous books.

BC information and privacy commissioner Michael McAvoy and tech expert Graham Williams discuss a new report that found LifeLabs failed to properly protect clients' personal information, leading to a data breach in 2019. Hilary Atleo, owner of Iron Dog Books, discusses books by Indigenous authors and gives her recommendations.

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Gender identity and pronouns.

Guest host Margaret Gallagher discusses gender identity, nonbinary pronouns and more with Wil Fundal, host of the new CBC podcast They & Us; and Rachael Sullivan, an educator, researcher and equity facilitator at UBC.

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Police and wellness checks. Canadians detained in China.

Vancouver city councillor Pete Fry, SFU criminology professor Rob Gordon and mental health worker Allison Barker discuss the role of police in wellness checks and mental health crises. Former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques discusses the detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China.

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BC Legislature back in session. Police in schools.

CBC legislative reporter Tanya Fletcher discusses the BC Legislature's return amid COVID-19. Vancouver Police Union president Ralph Kaisers and University of Toronto women and gender studies professor Beverly Bain discuss the role of police in schools.

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Racism in healthcare. Gardener Brian Minter.

Angela Sterritt (CBC News), Dr. Nadine Caron (UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health) and Leslie Varley (BC Association of Friendship Centres) discuss anti-Indigenous racism in healthcare following allegations of a racist "game" being played in a BC ER. Master gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

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Stanley Park reopening debate. Peace Arch Provincial Park closure.

Vancouver Park Board Commissioner John Coupar and former Vancouver city planner Sandy James discuss calls to reopen Stanley Park to pre-COVID-19 access levels. US resident Ryan Hamilton and Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer discuss the closure of Peace Arch Provincial Park over COVID-19 concerns.

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Systemic racism and allyship. Keeping kids active during COVID.

Stephanie Allen (Hogan's Alley Society), Judith Sayers (Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council) and Kimberley Wong (Chinatown Legacy Stewardship Group) discuss systemic racism, allyship, and how to be anti-racist. Mark Beauchamp (UBC) and Mark Tremblay (ParticipACTION) discuss keeping kids active during the pandemic.

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COVID finances. Return to sports.

Credit Counselling Society CEO Scott Hannah discusses making ends meet amid the pandemic. ViaSport CEO Charlene Krepiakevich discusses safely returning to sports amid the pandemic.

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CERB extension. Return to school check-in.

CCPA economist Marc Lee and Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman discuss the CERB program and its promised extension. Teacher and author Trevor MacKenzie and BCEdAccess chair Tracy Humphreys discuss the first two weeks back at school post-COVID closure.

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Easing some COVID-19 regulations for restaurants. Gardener Brian Minter.

B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson anchors our discussion about the impact of easing some COVID-19 regulations for restaurants, and how comfortable people feel dining in. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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Addressing racism in policing in B.C. Record month of drug overdoses in B.C.

CBC's Justin McElroy recaps Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart's efforts to eliminate systemic racism in B.C. policing. B.C. Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe talks about B.C.'s drug overdose crisis. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association's Latoya Farrell and Simon Fraser University's Curt Griffiths discuss racism and police reform.

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Preventing CERB fraud. Looking ahead to tourism throughout B.C. Plastic consumption during pandemic.

The CBC's John Paul Tasker and University of Ottawa's Vern Krishna discuss efforts to prevent CERB fraud. Destination B.C.'s Maya Lange, Tourism Revelstoke's Robyn Goldsmith and Tourism Tofino's Nancy Cameron look ahead to tourism throughout B.C. University of B.C.'s Rashid Sumaila and Ocean Wise Plastics Lab's Anna Posacka discuss plastic consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Reuniting immediate family members separated by COVID-19. BC Ferries requires face coverings.

Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer discusses Canada's border allowances for immediate family members of Canadian citizens. BC Ferries' Deborah Marshall, Disability Alliance B.C.'s Pat Danforth, and the CBC's Peter Lin talk about face coverings.

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Police reform. Graduating class of 2020.

Former police chief Kash Heed and UBC law professor Patricia Barkaskas discuss police reform. High school grads from around the province discuss graduating in the era of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 in B.C.: modelling data and Phase 3 of the Restart Plan. Gardener Brian Minter.

CBC's Justin McElroy, British Columbia Hotel Association's Ingrid Jarrett and Motion Picture Production Industry Association of B.C.'s Peter Leitch discuss B.C.'s latest modelling data and Phase 3 of the Restart Plan. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary. TV and streaming shows.

Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement chair Mabel Tung and Toronto Star journalist Joanna Chiu discuss the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Tech and life columnist Alexandra Samuel talks about TV and streaming shows.

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Use of force by police. Regional response to COVID-19? Canada-U.S. relations.

Former Pivot Legal police accountability lawyer Doug King and retired Toronto Police Service staff sergeant Steve Summerville discuss the use of force by police. B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and CBC reporter Justin McElroy talk about a proposal to reopen parts of B.C. with lower COVID-19 numbers. Douglas College Prof. Jovian Radheshwar discusses how Canada should handle relations with the United States at this time.

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Allies for racial equality. Day 2 of June school reopening.

BlackChat's !Kona and community activist Mo Dhaliwal talk about what it means to be an ally in fighting for racial equality. B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming provides an update on in-class learning. B.C. Principals' and Vice-Principals' Association president David DeRosa and former Vancouver School Board chair Patti Bacchus discuss.

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Flooding in Kootenays, B.C. minimum wage increase, anti-police brutality protests

CBC reporter Bob Keating runs us through flooding in the B.C. Interior. Beedie School of Business finance professor Andrey Pavlov discusses the B.C. minimum wage increase. Markiel Simpson of the BC Community Alliance, and Hogan's Alley Society co-chair June Francis discuss anti-police brutality protests after the deaths of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet.

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Playgrounds, rec centres and sports looking return. Gardener Brian Minter.

B.C. Recreation and Parks Association CEO Rebecca Tunnacliffe and viaSport CEO Charlene Krepiakevich look ahead to the return of playgrounds, rec centres and sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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COVID-19 concerns at long-term care homes. Cooking with your family.

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie responds to concerns about COVID-19 spreading at long-term care homes. Chef Junior: 100 Super Delicious Recipes by Kids for Kids! co-author Abigail Langford and Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories author Naz Deravian discuss cooking with your family.

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Meng Wanzhou court ruling. Buying, maintaining and fixing bikes. Counting down to SpaceX's first manned mission.

University of Alberta's China Institute director Gordon Houlden reacts to the Meng Wanzhou court ruling. The Bike Doctor Erich Jurgens owner answers your questions about bicycles. CBC's Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald responds to questions about the SpaceX launch.

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Public alcohol drinking during the pandemic? B.C. support for Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Vancouver Coun. Pete Fry and Canadian Centre on Substance use and Addiction leading alcohol expert Bryce Barker discuss the proposal to loosen rules around drinking at parks, beaches and plazas. Carnegie Community Action Project coordinator Fiona York responds' to B.C.'s announced support for the Downtown Eastside.

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Camping and B.C. summer travel plans. Parents decide whether to send their kids back to school.

Environment Minister George Heyman and The Great Canadian Bucket List author Robin Esrock talk about making reservations at B.C. campgrounds and changing summer travel plans. Former Vancouver School Board chair Patti Bacchus discusses parents' decision about whether to send their kids to school in June.

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COVID-19 contact tracing and privacy. Gardener Brian Minter.

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Michael McEvoy discusses the privacy issues involving contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

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Workers’ safety during COVID-19. Kids ask questions about B.C. wildlife.

B.C. Federation of Labour president Laird Cronk addresses questions about workers’ safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wildlife educator and conservationist and host of CBC's Hello Spring Connel Bradwell responds to kids’ questions about B.C. wildlife.

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COVID-19: Businesses weighing reopening. Eating habits. Wearing masks.

Fable Kitchen owner Trevor Bird and B.C.'s Economic Recovery Task Force member Anita Huberman discuss the pros and cons of businesses opening amid COVID-19. Registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen offers advice on health eating during the pandemic. CBC medical columnist Dr. Raj Bhardwaj weighs in on wearing masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Phase 2 of B.C.'s COVID-19 response: Return of retail. Dentists. Psychology of reopening.

David Ian Gray discusses the return of retail during the pandemic. Dr. Alastair Nicoll explains why dental offices are not open for full services yet. Psychologist Dr. Heather McEachern talks about the psychology of reopening stores amid COVID-19.

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Part-time classes in schools during the pandemic. Gardener Brian Minter.

CBC reporter Tanya Fletcher and the B.C. School Trustees Association's Stephanie Higginson discuss B.C.'s plan to resume grade school classes, part-time on a voluntary basis, starting on June 1. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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COVID-19: ICBC update. Enjoying the local outdoors safely.

University of British Columbia’s Werner Antweiler looks at how COVID-19 has affected the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, and our driving routines. AdventureSmart’s Sandra Riches and 105 Hikes in and around Southwestern B.C. author Stephen Hui discuss how to enjoy the outdoors, locally and safely.

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COVID-19: Businesses that depend on tourism. Dating during a pandemic. Future of work.

B.C. Destination Marketing Organization Association chair Nancy Small and Kelowna Chamber of Commerce executive director Dan Rogers tell us how businesses that depend on tourism are faring. Registered clinical counsellor Iona Monk and former Vancouver city councillor discuss dating during a pandemic. University of the Fraser Valley business professor Fiona McQuarrie look to the future of work.

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COVID-19: Bryan Adams' Instagram rant. Seniors' long-term care homes.

Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta Tim Caulfield and University of British Columbia Associate Professor Henry Yu discuss racism, misinformation and Bryan Adams' pro-vegan rant against COVID-19. B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie addresses concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in seniors' long-term care homes.

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Reopening B.C. schools. Anxiety about return to social interaction.

Stephanie Higginson (BCSTA) and Teri Mooring (BCTF) discuss plans for B.C. students to return to school after COVID-19 closures. Psychiatrist Dr. Diane McIntosh discusses anxiety around navigating the return to increased social interaction.

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