The Early Edition
December 23, 2014 - Tsunami ten years later12/23/14
This Boxing Day marks the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami. We reflect on the event with a Canadian who flew to Indonesia to join the relief effort.
December 22, 2014 - Oil economist Robyn Allan
With oil prices dipping below 2009 levels, what's the impact on BC's economy? We find out with economist Robyn Allan.
December 19, 2014 - Top Story of the Year - Teachers strike
The lengthy teachers' strike closed classrooms for five weeks, and spanned two school years. One of the key issues in this dispute was classroom composition and we speak with Pat Mirendam, an expert in special education and inclusion.
December 18, 2014 - Dr Cheema on Riverview
Will re-opening Riverview help fix BC's mental health care system? We ask the province's first Mental Health minister Dr. Gulzar Cheema for his assessment of the proposal.
December 17, 2014 - Minister Bill Bennett on Site C
Despite ongoing environmental concerns, Site C gets an A+ from the provincial government. We ask the Energy Minister Bill Bennett why we need Site C.
Decmber 16, 2014 - Site C
The province is expected to announce its decision on the Site C hydro dam today. We look ahead to the news, with economist Marvin Shaffer.
December 15, 2014 - Craft brewery union
Growing pains in the craft beer industry: Jesara Sinclair tells us about an attempt to unionize a Vancouver craft brewery, and about why it ultimately failed
December 12, 2014 - Ian Black on transit
The transportation referendum question is out: do you support a half percent increase in the PST? We get reaction from Ian Black, President of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
December 11, 2014 - cell search ruling
Dial S for Seizure: the Supreme Court has just ruled that the police can search your cell phone without a warrant. We hear about the implications of the ruling with Raji Mangat, lawyer with the BC Civil Liberties Association.
December 10, 2014 - Mayor Gregor Robertson begins new term
Is the City of Vancouver really going to change for the better now that council has started a new term? Newly re-elected Mayor Gregor Robertson says so and we speak with the Mayor.
December 9, 2014 - Minister Polak in Peru
We speak with Mary Polak, BC's environment minister, who is visiting Peru to promote BC's climate achievements.
December 8, 2014 - Orca death
Have government cuts made it harder for scientists to track the health of orcas living off the coast of British Columbia? We ask whale toxicologist Peter Ross whose federal research program was cut in 2012.
December 4, 2014 - Minister Todd Stone
Metro Vancouver mayors are scrambling to nail down a question for the upcoming transit referendum. But will BC still go through with the vote? We speak to Transportation minister Todd Stone.
December 3, 2014 - Chilliwack waste debate
Opponents of a proposed waste facility in Chilliwack will keep trash talking it, even though a recent court decision did not rule in their favour. We speak with Ernie Crey, advisor to the Stolo Tribal Council and Byron Day, president of Aevitas Inc.
December 2, 2014 - Mayors on transit referendum
It's time to get a move on that transit referendum. We speak with Mayors Jonathan Cote, Linda Hepner and Lois Jackson.
December 1, 2014 - Canadian captured by ISIS question
An Israeli Canadian from White Rock who went to Syria to fight ISIS may have been captured, but there are also reports that she is safe and sound. We speak with SFU security expert Andre Gerolymatos.
November 28, 2014 - Buy American in BC
Cross-border buying wars! We learn about a ferry terminal being built in BC that must use American products and workers, and speak with Ed Whalen, president of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.
November 27, 2014 - Van Tongeren on Ghomeshi
Jian Ghomeshi is pleading not guilty to four counts of sexual assault and will face those charges in court. We speak with former prosecutor Wendy Van Tongeren about the challenges of conviction in sexual assault trials.
November 26, 2014 - Kinder-Morgan impact
Protesters are bent on stopping the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Burnaby Mountain. But what would be the economic repercussions if they succeed? We speak to Michael Burt, director of industrial economic trends at the Conference Board of Canada.
November 25, 2014 - Kinder-Morgan Burnaby Mountain protest
Burnaby's mayor is urging pipeline protesters to refrain from getting arrested, while a longtime activist and great-grandmother says getting arrested is the way forward. We speak with Mayor Derek Corrigan and long-time activist Betty Krawczyk.
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