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On The Island is a lively and informative blend of news, reviews and interviews, designed to keep Victorians informed about the issues that matter to them.

On The Island is a lively and informative blend of news, reviews and interviews, designed to keep Victorians informed about the issues that matter to them.
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Victoria, BC

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CBC

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On The Island is a lively and informative blend of news, reviews and interviews, designed to keep Victorians informed about the issues that matter to them.

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English

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CBC Radio - On The Island, 1025 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3P6 (250) 360-2227


Episodes

BC government steps in on problem-plagued hospital IT project

1/15/2018
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B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says the previous Liberal government backed projects that were too big and too expensive, without input from the professionals who use them.

Duration:00:08:34

Province broke own rules for approving luxury marina lease

1/11/2018
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Ombudsman Jay Chalke found the B.C. government did not adequately consult or inform the public about the process or its decision on the Victoria International Marina's water lease.

Duration:00:06:16

Veterans Affairs minister responds to pension plan critics

1/9/2018
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Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan says the latest pension plan changes improve upon the 2006 Veterans Charter that all political parties endorsed but will not return to the outdated 1919 regime.

Duration:00:09:07

Farmer milks tech skills to combat dairy industry scourge

1/4/2018
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Cory Spencer developed an early detection tool after an udder infection caused permanent damage to one of the milking goats on his Cowichan Valley farm.

Duration:00:06:59

Presence, honesty vital in talking to children about death

1/3/2018
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Psychologist Jillian Roberts says simple, truthful explanations can help children who are directly or indirectly affected by the deaths of two young Oak Bay sisters last week.

Duration:00:10:49

Victoria mayor seeks second term, better 'civil dialogue'

1/2/2018
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Lisa Helps is hoping for a second term as Victoria's mayor in 2018 — and fewer personal attacks on social media.

Duration:00:11:22

Giant pot farm stirs fears in quiet rural neighbourhood

12/21/2017
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Odor, traffic worry residents near proposed 150,000 square-foot medical marijuana growing operation near Victoria

Duration:00:10:49

Could vending machines help solve BC's opioid overdose crisis?

12/20/2017
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Public health official says distribution of clean drugs in pill form needed to reduce overdose deaths from the 'toxic' street drug supply.

Duration:00:09:16

Delete request: Social media expert dumps Facebook

12/15/2017
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Social media researcher Jaigris Hodson 'got tired of feeling I was being followed around the web, surveilled and advertised to via Facebook's algorithm.'

Duration:00:08:50

Ski resort residents get fire protection for first time

12/5/2017
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A 2015 fire that destroyed three chalets on Mount Washington galvanized support for a vote to bring fire protection to the Vancouver Island community.

Duration:00:09:34

Food rescue centre boosts fresh grocery supply for needy

11/30/2017
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Derek Pace, food security manager for Victoria's Mustard Seed, credits the new distribution warehouse for a 'dramatic change' in aid for local agencies.

Duration:00:09:22

Falling donations, rising costs close 2 Easter Seals camps in B.C.

11/29/2017
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Summer camps to be closed in Squamish, Shawnigan Lake provided programs for children and young adults with disabilities.

Duration:00:08:11

'Period Posse' helps with high cost of menstrual needs

11/28/2017
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A gripe about the high cost of tampons led Lindsay Shaw to launch a donation drive for menstrual products to help women experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Duration:00:05:46

UVic research sheds light on Swiss 'Schindler' who defied Nazis

11/24/2017
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A University of Victoria researcher wants to shed light on the story of a Swiss bureaucrat who helped save the lives of more than 60,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

Duration:00:09:45

New door to protect BC Transit drivers from assaults

11/23/2017
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'Assault by spit is something that’s become more and more common,' union president says, but incidents range from verbal abuse to punches.

Duration:00:05:45

Victoria housing strategy easing shortage of supply

11/22/2017
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One year into Victoria's affordable housing strategy, construction in the city is starting to catch up with fast population growth.

Duration:00:08:39

Sex workers find community, shed stigma as health advocates

11/21/2017
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UVic sociologist Cecilia Benoit talks about what happened when a University of Victoria research project trained sex workers to become volunteer peer advocates on health and safety issues.

Duration:00:07:52

'Mighty Hughes' biography profiles influential public servant

10/25/2017
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Ted Hughes' inquiries and reports sent a premier packing, created independent children’s advocate, launched compensation for residential school survivors.

Duration:00:08:32

Playground funding planned or B.C. schools, minister says

10/24/2017
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The days of bake sales and coupon-book fundraisers for school playground equipment could soon be over, according to British Columbia’s education minister.

Duration:00:07:01

Does British Columbia Need a Disabilities' Advocate?

10/23/2017
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Chandar Sundaram is an historian and peer counsellor at the Victoria Brain Injury Society. He told Gregor Craigie why he believes BC needs an advocate for people with disabilities, similar to the Seniors' Advocate and Childrens' Representative.

Duration:00:10:23

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