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Jon McComb has been on CKNW for more than 30 years and has been instrumental in building CKNW into the position of Vancouver’s news and opinion leader. Respected, smart and passionate, Jon is tough but empathetic and will tackle any issue that is important. Genuine, unpredictable, funny and always entertaining, the Jon McComb Show is the perfect mix of what you want to know and why. With full social integration Jon and the team will cover the news and events of the day and will be telling the stories that make Vancouver great.

Jon McComb has been on CKNW for more than 30 years and has been instrumental in building CKNW into the position of Vancouver’s news and opinion leader. Respected, smart and passionate, Jon is tough but empathetic and will tackle any issue that is important. Genuine, unpredictable, funny and always entertaining, the Jon McComb Show is the perfect mix of what you want to know and why. With full social integration Jon and the team will cover the news and events of the day and will be telling the stories that make Vancouver great.
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Vancouver, BC

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Jon McComb has been on CKNW for more than 30 years and has been instrumental in building CKNW into the position of Vancouver’s news and opinion leader. Respected, smart and passionate, Jon is tough but empathetic and will tackle any issue that is important. Genuine, unpredictable, funny and always entertaining, the Jon McComb Show is the perfect mix of what you want to know and why. With full social integration Jon and the team will cover the news and events of the day and will be telling the stories that make Vancouver great.

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Episodes

Taxpayers Footing Lawsuit Bill, A Step Closer to Ride-Share & How BC Feels About Electoral Reform

11/20/2018
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The owner of a private college once run from the second storey of a Surrey, B.C., strip mall is facing new accusations she did not return thousands of dollars taken from West African students she tried to lure to Canada, a Global News investigation has uncovered. How much of your taxpayer dollars have been spent by the BC government fighting sick patients? Since 2009, patients who’ve been languishing on waitlists have been launching legal action against the BC government, demanding timely...

Duration:00:36:26

View From Victoria: Is It The Ride Hailing BC Wants?

11/20/2018
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The B.C. government has introduced long-awaited legislation that allows for ridesharing companies to operate in the province. But there are still questions about how companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to operate in B.C. The Province newspaper's Michael Smyth is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:10:41

California Wildfires, Yes vs No Pro-Rep & Putting Seat Belts in Buses

11/19/2018
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It started as a brush fire 10 days ago, but erupted into the worst wildfire in California history. The number of people unaccounted for is beyond 1000, and the death toll is more than 75. We bring you an update on the wildfires in California. Both the YES and NO camps are ramping up their arguments as the referendum enters its final weeks. Have you decided how you’ll vote? We talk through the options with Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation, UBC Department...

Duration:00:40:05

View From Victoria: Will NDP Give BC the Ride Hailing They Want?

11/19/2018
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There are a lot of questions about the legislation that will be introduced for Ride Sharing in BC. How much more advantage will government give to the already well-protected taxi industry, being one of the questions. The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:10:14

Is LRT Dead in Surrey & BC Sitting in the Dark

11/16/2018
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The first Translink Mayors Council was held yesterday, where Doug McCallum’s Skytrain plan was voted upon. Mayors opted to suspend work on the LRT project - but haven’t officially cancelled it in favour of Skytrain. But Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says despite the language, LRT in Surrey is done. BC Hydro says the number of power outages has increased by a whopping 265% in just a year. Why? More severe weather in BC.

Duration:00:21:59

View From Victoria: Ballots slow in PR referendum

11/16/2018
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Premier John Horgan yesterday defended his announcement that he would veto a "closed list" pro-rep voting system if the Yes side wins the referendum. The Province newspaper's Michael Smyth is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:10:44

Is A Regional Police Force Achievable & Outrage Over Sex Assault Sentence

11/15/2018
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Surrey’s new mayor Doug McCallum has wasted no time attempting to end the RCMP’s contract with the city and get his municipal police force off the ground. We’ve spoken about McCallum’s desires to replace the RCMP, but Is replacing the RCMP actually necessary? According to Roger Morrow, no. As temperatures drop, Metro Vancouver’s most vulnerable endure harsh conditions day and night on city streets around our region. For 10 years, Blanket Society BC has been collecting and distributing...

Duration:00:33:06

View From Victoria: First Meeting Since Election Could Get Interesting

11/15/2018
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The first meeting of the TransLink Mayors Council will be held this morning. This is the first meeting since the municipal elections delivered a huge shake-up of mayors in the region, about three-quarters of the mayors are new. The Province newspaper's Michael Smyth is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:11:33

Squire on Sports: Kudos to the Seahawks

11/15/2018
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There needs to be some praise given out to the Seattle Seahawks. The team is playing way better than anyone expected them too this year. The coach, Pete Carroll, has turned a young team into competitors.

Duration:00:02:48

Opioid Education for City Hall, Ride-Sharing Legislation & Micro-dosing Benefits

11/14/2018
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The chief medical officer for Vancouver Coastal Health updated Vancouver’s new city council about where we’re at in the fight against opioids. Chief Medical Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, Dr Patricia Daly, joined the show to talk about who is falling victim to drugs and drug overdoses. The Premier says ride sharing legislation will be introduced to parliament next week and will be passed by the end of the month. Is it time to get excited about ride-sharing in Vancouver? Or will this...

Duration:00:32:54

Making Cents of the Markets

11/14/2018
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Usually, Lori Pinkowski joins us every Wednesday for ‘Making Cents of the Markets’, but we have John McLean, Financial Advisor with her team at Pinkowski Wealth Management of Raymond James today. On today's episode we get into the eight things investors should consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year.

Duration:00:10:58

View From Victoria: Can BC Finally Get Excited For Ride-Sharing?

11/14/2018
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Are we ever going to get Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services that are common-place in every other major city in North America? Premier John Horgan said yesterday legislation will be introduced in this session of the legislature. The Province newspaper's Michael Smyth is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:09:58

The Hostel From Hell Returns, Drivers Are Getting Worse & Striking A Deal with China

11/13/2018
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The rogue owner of a home in North Vancouver, Emily Yu, is apparently back at it again, less than a month after she was found in contempt of court for using her townhouse for illegal short term rentals. Now the strata’s lawyer will be pushing for a ruling that would force the sale of Yu’s home. But is this the solution to getting Yu to stop using her home as a hostel? A recent survey by Research Co. has found we’re not that thrilled with the driving skills we witness from others on Canadian...

Duration:00:26:27

View From Victoria: The Countdown Has Hit Zero!

11/13/2018
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There is a very grumpy group of people in the attorney general's Vancouver-Point Grey riding who have been planning a recall campaign against Eby for months. They set up a website that features a count-down clock to the day they could legally start a recall campaign against him. If you visit that website this morning, you will see the clock has ticked down to zero. The Province newspaper's Michael Smyth is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:10:36

A Pipeline at Risk, BC's Volcano & Becoming a Client State

11/12/2018
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A judge in Montana last week threw the controversial pipeline project into doubt, granting an injunction to stop construction. How much of a setback is this for the project? You might not know, but there is a volcano right here in BC. It’s called Mount Meager and the chances of it erupting might be increasing. Glyn Williams-Jones is a volcanologist from Simon Fraser University and has flown over the volcano and is here to talk about what potential dangers exist to the Pemberton valley. In...

Duration:00:35:56

View From Victoria: Can The YES Pro-Rep Squad Get Out The Vote?

11/12/2018
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Let’s talk about the aftermath of last week’s referendum debate between John Horgan and Andrew Wilkinson and where the campaign goes from here! This referendum still looks awfully close. Will the government have a tough time insisting they have a mandate for profound change if the Yes side ekes out a razor-close win combined with a low voter turnout? The Province newspaper's Michael Smyth is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:11:59

Making Cents of the Markets

11/12/2018
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This is Making Cents of the Markets with Senior Vice President & Sr. Portfolio Mgr at Raymond James Lori Pinkowski.

Duration:00:11:02

A visit to Surrey's Christmas Bureau

11/9/2018
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The Surrey Christmas Bureau is the biggest Christmas Bureau in the province, if not the Pacific Northwest. It will serve over two-thousand families this holiday season and over four-thousand children. It opened this week and CKNW senior reporter Janet Brown went to check it out.

Duration:00:04:20

Reaction to PR Debate, Remembering WW1 & Keeping Up With Science

11/9/2018
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In what may have been a preview of B.C.’s next provincial election campaign, voters got a chance to watch B.C. Premier John Horgan and BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson go head to head in a televised debate for the first time. The two leaders were facing off over the province’s referendum on electoral reform, which could see B.C. switch from the current first-past-the-post voting system to a system of proportional representation. Did the BC Liberals play politics with BC Hydro when they...

Duration:00:35:39

View From Victoria: Unpacking Proportional Representation Debate

11/9/2018
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Both Premier John Horgan and BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson held media scrums after their heated debate. We get some reaction from Global BC's Richard Zussman to last night’s debate on electoral reform.

Duration:00:10:15