AUGUST 29, 2014 Cost of distracted driving, Andrew Chang...08/29/14
ICBC is linking a proposed rate increase to the increased costs of distracted driving. Mark Forsythe speaks with Andrew Chang, the new anchor of CBC Vancouver's supper-hour TV news. Author Sanford Osler drops by for a conversation about paddling in...
AUGUST 28, 2014 Two-week truce proposed in teachers' dispute, Brian...
The government has proposed a two-week truce in the teachers' labour dispute to get students back to school on time, but the BCTF hasn't accepted. And master gardener Brian Minter takes your questions.
AUGUST 27, 2014 Aquarium takes Park Board to court over cetaceans,...
The Vancouver Aquarium is taking the Park Board to court over its ban on breeding captive dolphins and whales. And a new report in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police looks at interactions between police and the mentally...
AUGUST 26, 2014 Teachers strike continues, calls for national inquiry...
One week until the start of class, there's little hope school will start in September. And calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women have been renewed following the death of 15-year old Tina Fontaine in Manitoba.
AUGUST 25, 2014 Earthquake preparedness, concussions in sports
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake along the North California coast has served as a reminder that a big quake could hit B.C. any time. And a group is calling on Canadian sporting organizations to take a comprehensive approach to concussion care.
AUGUST 22, 2014 Port of Metro Vancouver approves coal expansion, a...
The Port of Metro Vancouver has approved a massive coal terminal at the Fraser Surrey Docks. It will process 4 million tonnes of thermal coal each year. And it's a shaping up to be a good year for salmon in many parts of the province.
AUGUST 21, 2014 Coal terminal approved, navigating natural medicine,...
The Port of Metro Vancouver has approved a controversial coal terminal expansion at the Fraser Surrey Docks. Two "doctors of natural medicine" are under fire by naturopaths who say they're misrepresenting themselves. And should drones be regulated?
AUGUST 21, 2014 The right to die, hiking safely
A Bowen Island has reignited the debate around assisted suicide by taking her own life. And with a number of close calls in B.C.'s wilderness this week, we get tips on hiking safely.
AUGUST 19th, 2014 TSB releases final report into Lac Mégantic, benching...
The Transportation Safety Board is making a number of recommendations following its final report into the Lac Mégantic disaster. And some communities are looking at changing the wording for memorial benches, saying some people find them depressing.
AUGUST 18, 2014 Independent Review of Mount Polley, Public vs. Private...
B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett announces two independent reviews following Mount Polley tailings pond failure. And with two weeks to Labour Day, and no labour peace, we look at the steadily growing enrolment in independent schools.
AUGUST 15, 2014 Mount Polley and mining future. Craft beer in B.C.
Karina Brino, CEO and President of the Mining Association of B.C. and Mary Polak, Minister of Environment and Chief Bernie Mack on the Mount Polley breach and impact on mining projects moving forward. And Joe Wiebe, the thirsty writer, on the craft...
AUGUST 14, 2014 Decriminalization momentum. Brian Minter
Mark Haden,adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health and Dr. Evan Wood on whether BC Court of Appeal decision this morning is another signal of momentum towards decriminalizing marijuana. And...
AUGUST 13, 2014 Violent video games. Foreign credential recognition
Kimberly Voll, Professor Game Design, Centre for Digital Media and Jesse Miller founder of Mediatedreality.com on the Vancouver Skytrain based video game Main street Massacre. And SUCCESS CEO Queenie Choo on new federal money to help with foreign...
AUGUST 12, 2014 Robin Williams depression and death. Facebook app
Joti Samra, clinical psychologist and Dr. Tyler Black, suicidologist and psychiatrist at BC Children's on the death of Robin Williams. And Alexandra Samuel, Vice-President of Social Media, Vision Critical on concerns around Facebook message app.
AUGUST 11, 2014 Mount Polley call for independent inquiry. BC Ambulance...
Stephen Hume, columnist from the Vancouver Sun on call for independent inquiry into Mount Polley mine tailings breach. Mines Minister Bill Bennett as well. And tragic death of Queen Charlotte City man who had heart attack and ambulance took over an...
August 8, 2014 New challenges at mine spill, should music festivals be...
Mines Minister Bill Bennett on the latest challenge at Mount Polley mine disaster, Dr Evan Wood considers whether music festivals should be regulated to reduce overdoses and deaths.
AUGUST 7, 2014 Cleaning up the Mount Polley mine spill
The Ministry of Environment has ordered Imperial Metals to stop the flow from the tailings pond, and submit clean-up plans to the ministry. If they don't, they could face fines up to one million dollars. Calvin Sandborn is an environmental lawyer.
AUGUST 5, 2014 Mount Polley tailings pond, helping people with...
5 million cubic meters of waste water burst through the Mount Polley mine tailings pond dam, and into the waterways. And a B.C. couple have been awarded the Order of Canada for the work they do to empower people with disabilities.
AUGUST 6, 2014 Mount Polley tailings pond breach threatens other...
The tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley mine has raised concerns about drinking water, local industries, and prospects for spawning sockeye salmon. And take summer heat, rotting food or compost, and you've got a recipe for a rat infestation.
AUGUST 1, 2014 Forty dollars a day during strike. B.C. Staycations
Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer on the government's offer to give parents forty dollars a day for children under 13 if the strike continues through September. Jane Zatylny, editor, British Columbia magazine on best Staycations.
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