AUGUST 21, 2014 Coal terminal approved, navigating...08/21/14
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.
JULY 31, 2014 Why gangs thrive in B.C. Brian Minter
Sargent Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and Gira Bhatt, Project director, Acting Together - Community University Research Alliance on why gangs continue to thrive. And Brian Minter takes your gardening calls.
July 30, 2014 BC Labour market challenges. Pride week
Christian St. Cyr, publisher of the BC Labour Market Report on bridging the gap between the unemployed and the jobs available. And Dara Parker, Executive Director, QMunity B-C's Queer Resource Centre on victories and challenges.
JULY 29, 2014 Ebola advice. And recycling
Dr. Bonnie Henry, Medical Director, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Servicesand Public Health Emergency Services BC Centre for Disease Control on ebola. And Louise Schwartz, founder, Recycling Alternative and Green Hub on the challenges...
JULY 28, 2014 Water policy concerns. World Hepatitis Day
Deborah Curran, Hakai Professor, Environment Law, University of Victoria on water policy moving forward in era of climate change and private sector demand. And World Hepatitis Day with Dr. Mel Krajden, Medical Head of Hepatitis, BC Centre for Disease...
JULY 25, 2014 Whales in captivity. Caring for aging parents
Whale researcher Paul Spong and Sara Dubois, Chief Scientific Officer, B.C SPCA on the debate over whales and dolphins in captivity. And Charmaine Spencer on issues related to caring for aging parents.
JULY 24, 2014 Fear of flying. Pedestrians versus cyclists
Les Cassatari, former CEO in the travel industry and Layne Daggett, YVR Chaplain Emeritus on concerns over flying safety in light of the cluster of accidents and incidents. And reducing conflict between cyclists and pedestrians.
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