The Early Edition
July 31, 2015 - Les Layne on cabinet shuffle07/31/15
Premier Christy Clark shook up her cabinet, putting Peter Fassbender in charge of Translink. We speak with Les Leyne, political columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper.
July 30, 2015 - BC Ombudsperson
BC's ombudsperson will be investigating the firings of eight health researchers in 2012. We speak to Jay Chalke.
July 29, 2015 - Ministry of Children and Development...
We take a look back at the history of the Ministry of Children and Development, and hear what systemic issues might be at the heart of its challenges.
July 28, 2015 - CCPA and Goverment on LNG job report
The BC government is discussing next steps with Pacific Northwest LNG, but a new report out today disputes the number of jobs coming to British Columbia if the project goes through. We speak to author Marc Lee, and Minister Rich Coleman.
July 27, 2015 - Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on MCFD case
Minister Cadieux has ordered an outside review into a botched child welfare case. We speak with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, BC's Representative for Children and Youth.
July 24, 2015 - NDP and Liberal Coalition
The NDP's Nathan Cullen says his party is open to a coalition with the Liberal Party if the federal election yields a minority parliament in October, but the Liberals have once again dismissed the idea.
July 23, 2015 - Poet and author Lee Maracle
Renowned First Nations author, Lee Maracle joins us to talk about her most recent work and her part in the All Nations Festival which starts today.
July 22, 2015 - Burrard Bridge changes
The Burrard Bridge might soon be going through a 35 million dollar makeover. We hear what's at stake from Vancouver city councillors, Heather Deal and George Affleck.
July 21, 2015 - Water restrictions
Brown is the new green in Metro Vancouver. We hear how stricter water restrictions will impact our city golf courses and urban parks with Howard Normann, manager of urban forestry and specialty parks with the Vancouver Park Board.
July 20, 2015 - Doctor assissted death
After six months the federal government finally announced its plan on doctor assisted death after a Supreme Court ruling unanimously struck down a ban. We speak to Howard Shapray who says the plan isn't good enough and just prolongs the suffering of...
July 17, 2015 - Minister Doug Donaldson
A BC Supreme Court Justice says the Ministry of Children and Family Development showed 'reckless disregard' for children who were being sexually abused by their father. We speak with the NDP's Children and Family Development critic Doug Donaldson.
July 16, 2015 - MCFD case
"Wanton and reckless.." Those words by a BC Supreme Court judge used to describe ministry social workers in a case involving child sexual abuse. We get reaction from social worker Grant Charles.
July 15, 2015 - Translink changes
Translink has made some major changes at the top following a failed transit plesbiscite, but critics say it's not enough. We speak with Ken Cameron, former manager of policy and planning with the GVRD and an anjunct professor at SFU.
July 14, 2015 - Minister Coleman on LNG
Critics say BC isn't getting enough, the government is calling it one of the biggest private investments in this province's history. We speak with the Minister of Natural Gas Development, Rich Coleman about the province's proposed deal.
July 13, 2015 - Nestle water petition criticism
Some people are demanding the provincial government charge Nestle more for bottling B-C's water. But a Judi Tyabji says a high price would be even riskier than giving it away for free.
July 10, 2015 - Minister Polak on water
BC is hot and dry right now and we're all being asked to use less water. But criticisms of Nestle taking the province's groundwater, and profiting by the millions, have resurfaced. We speak to Environment Minister Mary Polak.
July 9, 2015 - Water restrictions ignored
Level 2 water restrictions are in place in Metro Vancouver, but hundreds of residents have been caught ignoring them. We speak to the chair of the region's utilities committee, Darrell Mussatto.
July 8, 2015 - Bear cubs rescue
A BC conservation officer was suspended for refusing to kill two bear cubs, whose mother had been raiding a mobile home's meat freezer. We speak to Crystal McMillan, executive director of Bear Smart BC.
July 7, 2015 - California drought
It's been hot and dry in Metro Vancouver for weeks but California has been like that for four years. We speak to Felicia Marcus, chair of the state water resources board in California about the best strategies to conserve water.
July 6, 2015 - BC fire update with Chief Skrepnek
Hundreds of BC residents have been driven from their homes because of the wildfires that continue to burn this morning. We speak with Kevin Skrepnek, BC's chief fire information officer.
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