The Early Edition
August 28, 2015 - Rain and Reservoirs08/28/15
After months with little to no rain, officials are now warning about possible flooding. We speak to Matt MacDonald with Environment Canada and Marilyn Towill with the Water Services Department.
August 27, 2015 - Fracking and earthquakes
The oil and gas industry is on shaky ground after confirmation from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission that fracking causes earthquakes. We speak with Sven Biggs, campaign organizer with the environmental group Forest Ethics.
August 26, 2015 - Veterans issues panel
Veterans' issues have been a hot topic on the federal election campaign trail this week with a big promise from the Liberals, NDP and Conservatives. We speak to representatives from each of those three parties for more on their veterans platforms.
August 25, 2015 - Minister Bennett on spills
Alaska residents are worried about what a Mount Polley-level disaster at one of the new mines on the BC-Alaska border would do to their region. We talk to Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett.
August 24, 2015 - Proctor on mentally ill rights
Threats against a Kamloops man found not criminally responsible of attempted murder highlight the struggle to balance the rights of victims against the rights of accused. We speak with CBC's Jason Proctor.
August 21, 2015 - Washington state fire
The massive Washington state wildfires are starting to raise the alarm north of the border. We speak with Fanny Bernard, fire information officer with the Southeast Fire Centre.
August 20, 2015 - Bill C-24 challenge
Refugee and civil liberties lawyers are challenging the new Citizenship Act in court. We speak with Lorne Waldman with the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers in Toronto.
August 19, 2015 - Telus crews on Rock Creek fire
The past few days have taken an emotional toll on residents impacted by the Rock Creek wildfire, but they're not the only ones feeling the hit. We speak to Steve Jenkins, Telus's general manager for the southern Interior.
August 18, 2015 - UBC board controversy
Calls for resignations and allegations of attempts to muzzle faculty at UBC. We speak with Angela Redish, Provost and acting President at UBC.
August 17, 2015 - Rock Creek fire
More than two dozen homes lost completely, as the Rock Creek fire still raging north. We speak with CBC's Bob Keating and Tanya Goertzen, who lost her family's beloved summer home.
August 14, 2015 - Federal election panel
The leaders are on the campaign trail, but all eyes are focused squarely on the Duffy trial in Ottawa. We convene our federal election panel to discuss the politics of the trial.
August 13, 2015 - Chilliwack parents custody for baby
Two Chilliwack parents who lost custody of their child are fighting in court to keep their five-month-old baby on life support. We speak with biomedical ethicist Eike Kluge.
August 12, 2015 - Fentanyl report
Fentanyl-related deaths in Canada's four largest provinces are on the rise, increasing up to 20-fold. We speak with Matthew Young, researcher with the Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use.
August 11, 2015 - VANDU on Fentantyl deaths
Vancouver Police are spreading the word about nalaxone as they deal with more calls about drug overdoses in the city. We speak with Ann Livingston, founder and former executive program director of the VANDU.
August 10, 2015 - MCFD appeal
A toddler was sexually abused while under the care of the government. BC Supreme Court Justice ruled the situation could have been avoided, but the government disagrees and has decided to appeal. We speak with Doug Donaldson, the NDP family critic.
August 7, 2015 - Federal debate reaction
Pipelines, environment and electoral reform... topics close to the hearts of Vancouverites were hashed out on the federal leaders debate. We speak with Cara Camcastle, political science professor at SFU.
August 6, 2015 - Federal leaders debate
Trudeau, Mulcair, Harper or May - who's going to come out victorious in tonight's federal leaders debate? We look ahead to that with Hamish Telford and Will McMartin.
August 5, 2015 - Fentanyl deaths
A Burnaby family is mourning the death of their teenaged son after he took a fentanyl-related overdose. We speak with Art Steinmann, manager of SACY.
August 4, 2015 - Minister Fassbender on Translink
Minister Peter Fassbender has moved from the Education file to the TransLink one. We speak with him to see how he plans to fix the organization.
August 2, 2015 - Federal election panel
We kick off our official election coverage with a panel of savvy political veterans: Libby Davies, John Cummins, Ujjal Dosanjh, and Adriane Carr.
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