On the Island
Ironworkers blame Chinese steel for rising bridge costs09/10/14
The Ironworkers' union says Victoria's Johnson Street Bridge replacement is millions over budget because contractor used Chinese steel instead of Canadian steel. Union spokesman Eric Bohne tells Gregor Craigie more about it here.
Crowdfunding to get Lyme information
We'll hear why one health advocate turned to crowd-funding to get access to information on a clinic that was supposed to help people with Lyme disease and other chronic conditions.
Lisa Helps has a view on the bridge
On time and on budget. That's been the mantra from the mayor's office as the Johnson Street bridge replacement has edged it's way forward. But the builders want more cash and there are problems with the steel. Councillor and mayoral hopeful Lisa Helps...
Mark Leiren-Young makes news funny
Journalist, film-maker, author and funny guy Mark Leiren-Young is going back to school. He'll be at the University of Victoria this fall as the Harvey Stevenson Southam lecturer in journalism. We'll talk to him about comedy, censorship and the media.
CHEK: A revolution in local television
Five years ago today, a deal was struck between CHEK employees and CanWest, making the station 100 percent locally owned. We speak with the author of "CHEK Republic, A revolution in local television".
Decommisioned Martin Mars water bombers
World War II Martin Mars water bombers are no longer contracted by the BC government to fight forest fires, despite the fact that forest fires are worse this year.
Grace Islet dispute
The province says it won't get involved in a dispute involving a native burial on Grace Islet. So at least one Island politician says expropriation is the solution.
Judy! -- The Life Story of Judy Garland
David Lennam reviews the latest Blue Bridge production, "Judy! The Life Story of Judy Garland."
Medical tourism examined
We check out a new website that will help people considering surgery outside of Canada assess the risks and potential benefits of medical tourism.
Is it fair to sell a gift?
That's one of the frustrations the Mayor of Tofino is feeling about Monks Point. The Tofino heritage site might be sold by The Land Conservancy, or TLC for short, to help pay off it's debts.
Sweet solution for honey bees
Mention honey bees and golf courses don't automatically come to mind. Don't tell that to the Royal Colwood Golf Club, which will soon be home to million honey bees.
Schooling potential politicians
What if politicians had to go to school to learn how to be good politicians. That's the goal of a course being offered this week.
Reconciliation on the pitch
We hear about a unique anniversary and tournament for a Victoria aboriginal soccer club.
Paperless lawyer firm
This is the only law firm on the island that operates without a physical office.
What will the landmark Tsilhquotin Supreme Court decision mean for the BC treaty process here on the island? I'll ask an anthropologist and former treaty negotiator.
People from around North America are in Victoria this week learning the most widely spoken artificial language.
Exodus to private schools
Is the decade-long strife in BC's public education system prompting an exodus to private schools? We speak with one educator who made that journey himself.
Making a grad dress out of duct tape
Duct tape has been used for everything from repairing rocket ships in space to the pipes under your sink. But to make a grad outfit? We've got a story that will stick with you.
Cobble Hill's most prominent daughter
Frances Kelsey has been honoured by a US President and saved countless lives she remains almost unknown and without honour in her homeland. We talk to a Victoria man who's planning to change that.
Changing the game with the Tsilhqot'in decision
Is the Supreme Court decision on aboriginal title a "game changer" for first nations and industry? Today's panel looks at what it means for B.C. and the Northern Gateway pipeline
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