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Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind. Listen to The Simi Sara Show on 980 CKNW weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind. Listen to The Simi Sara Show on 980 CKNW weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.
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Vancouver, BC

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Curiouscast

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Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind. Listen to The Simi Sara Show on 980 CKNW weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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@simisara980

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English

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Episodes

"Unhappy campers protest news from Golden Ears park, Rod Rosenstein to stay in job… for now, & Housing Task Force recommends cutting annual rent increase"

9/24/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day Campers are fighting back after BC Parks announced it is changing the rules for getting a site at Golden Ears Provincial Park. Next year will mark the first time that ALL of the park's camping sites will be available by online reservation only, getting rid of the "first come, first serve" sites that have been relied on by locals and those with part-time jobs. A petition has been launched to reverse the change. The organizers say they're outraged the...

Duration:00:43:01

"Database servers sold at NCIX auction allegedly without being wiped, UBC brain fitness program to slow dementia, & Foodie Friday: APPLE MARZIPAN PUFFS"

9/21/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day BC Housing has pulled its application for the Cloverdale supportive housing project. Now the search is on for a new location. Where should supportive housing be built in Surrey? Chapter 2 Database servers sold at NCIX auction allegedly without being wiped While they may have filed for bankruptcy late last year, resulting in two separate auctions earlier this year, it appears that NCIX, a former Vancouver-based computer hardware and software retailer,...

Duration:00:40:19

Database servers sold at NCIX auction allegedly without being wiped

9/21/2018
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A craigslist ad re-selling servers from the former Vancouver-based computer hardware and software retailer NCIX, has caused an uproar. Guest: Travis Doering Privacy Fly, a cyber security firm based in Vancouver

Duration:00:10:08

Where We Live: The Future of King George Boulevard

9/20/2018
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The city of Surrey is growing and changing, and as part of our Where We Live series, we thought we would discuss the future of King George Boulevard. Guest: Tom Gill Surrey city councillor and Surrey First mayoral candidate

Duration:00:08:09

"Will Brett Kavanaugh's accuser testify? Surrey mayoral candidate changes mind, & Duplexes or row houses?"

9/20/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day Vancouver councillors have ended two days of public hearings by voting to allow duplexes in most city neighbourhoods currently restricted to single-family homes. Vancouver city council has voted 7-4 in favour to allow duplexes in 99 per cent of the city’s low-density, single-family areas. Do you support this change in zoning? Chapter 2 Surrey mayoral candidate changes mind about homeless housing project in Cloverdale Surrey mayoral candidate Tom Gill...

Duration:00:53:01

"Trump arrives in North Carolina, Lobsters get high before cooking, & Getting the future involved in the voting process"

9/19/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day If your neighbourhood had to densify, what would you like to see there? Chapter 2 U.S. President Trump arrives in North Carolina to survey the damage from Hurricane Florence U-S President Donald Trump is pledging to help the people affected by hurricane Florence as he arrives in North Carolina to survey damage from the powerful storm. Trump says the government and first responders have been doing a great job. Why is a presidential visit important...

Duration:00:23:10

"stopping distracted students with cellphones, Ian Campbell’s past, & Calls for ‘Silver Alert’ system in B.C."

9/18/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day Vote in @simisara980's Hot question of the day: The Cloverdale Business Improvement Association has rejected 60 units of supportive housing in the downtown core because of safety concerns. Would you be okay with supportive housing projects in your neighbourhood? Chapter 2 Ian Campbell’s past When Vision Vancouver mayorlty candidate Ian Campbell stepped down last week, he cited his complicated personal journey. Four days before his surprise move,...

Duration:00:34:52

"Four-in-Five British Columbians Support a Handgun Ban, Should Vancouver’s Chinatown become a UNESCO World Heritage site? & Mummified Ice Age wolf pup, caribou still covered with fur found by gold miners"

9/17/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day A new survey has found 79% of British Columbians support a handgun ban in their municipality, and 86% support a ban on military-style assault weapons. The survey of 800 British Columbians was conducted by Research Co. between September 2nd and 5th, after Montreal City Council adopted a motion last month, calling for a nationwide ban on those types of guns. The company says the data was weighted by age, gender, and region in British Columbia, and had a...

Duration:00:40:02

"Ibrahim Ali makes first court appearance, Are your spider senses tingling? & LRT vs Skytrain: What will residents of Surrey choose? "

9/14/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day What has eight legs, fangs, and likes to bite? Spiders! And if you think you’ve seen more of these creepy crawlies lately, you’d be right. It’s that time of year when spiders make their way indoors, but researchers do not want you to fear the eight legged creatures. What is your biggest creepy crawler fear? Chapter 2 LRT vs Skytrain: What will residents of Surrey choose? We have been discussing the issue of Skytrain versus LRT in Surrey for the past...

Duration:00:44:50

Where We Live: The Kino on Cambie Street

9/13/2018
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For the month of September, CKNW will be highlighting different businesses and people from various neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as part of our Where We Live series. Today we are talking with Steve Allen, owner of The Kino on Cambie Street in Vancouver. The Kino appears to be a small neighbourhood bar on Cambie, but it has an international reputation as a flamenco stage, and has hosted famous comedians like Louis CK in 2012, during their comedy nights. Guest:...

Duration:00:09:51

"Vancouver wig theft has heartbreaking consequences, Andrew Wilkinson highlights the importance on municipal government, & Vancouver Foundation hoping to create a more inclusive city"

9/13/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day There are now dueling visions for expanding rapid transit in Surrey. Mayoral candidate Doug McCallum says it should also go to South Surrey/White Rock. Other candidates say Langley and the Fraser Valley. What is the best route and priority for Skytrain to take? Chapter 2 Vancouver Foundation hoping to create a more inclusive city Last year, a survey found that almost 4,000 Vancouverites felt isolated in their communities, and one in three people...

Duration:00:41:38

"City councillor Andrea Reimer considers mayoral bid, Hurricane Florence: Looming on the Brink of Disaster, & When life gives your Parkinson’s…"

9/12/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day The Village of Pemberton has submitted a resolution to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, asking the province to develop a trail booking and reservation system fee structure for popular trails like Joffre Lakes. Would you pay to hike in B.C.? Chapter 2 City councillor Andrea Reimer considers mayoral bid as Vision Vancouver shake-up continues Guest: Frances Bula Urban issues and politics writer for Globe and Mail Chapter 3 Hurricane...

Duration:00:45:54

UBC researchers break down internet health scams

9/12/2018
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Boom bod. Sugarbear hair. Flat Tummy Tea. Waist trainers. Those are just a few of the “health products” being promoted through Instagram that promise to help you lose weight, flatten your stomach, or grow luscious hair. Through the help of celebrity/influencer endorsements, these products are selling out, but experts are warning that they are too good to be true. Researchers from the University of British Columbia have published a paper that attempts to build a taxonomy of internet health...

Duration:00:09:15

"The battle over the future of LRT in Surrey, Dangers of dogs loose in truck beds, & B.C. renters set to face rent increase"

9/11/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day B.C. landlords will be allowed to increase rents by as much as 4.5% in 2019 — the biggest increase since 2004.. Is this: Chapter 2 The battle over the future of LRT in Surrey The City of Surrey says it's setting the record straight when it comes to 'misinformation' about light rail transit. Mayoral candidate Tom Gill last week criticized the city saying it should be doing a better job of 'selling' LRT. LRT project director Scott Neuman says there's...

Duration:00:48:55

COBS Bread works to supply children with breakfast

9/10/2018
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Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadian children are at risk of going to school hungry? Without breakfast, kids lose around two hours of productivity at school per day. COBS Bread and Breakfast Club of Canada are on a mission to change that and help more kids start their day with a full stomach! From September 14th to 16th, COBS Bread will be donating $1 from every purchase of a loaf of bread will go towards the Breakfast Club of Canada. In studio: Brinder Bains COBS Bakery owner of Davie,...

Duration:00:06:57

"Vancouver councillor warns of record low turnout in civic elections, A family of Syrian refugees need a home, & COBS Bread works to supply children with breakfast"

9/10/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day Vancouver councillor George Affleck is concerned that there will be a record low voter turnout in this years municipal elections being held on October 20th. Are you planning to vote? Chapter 2 Vancouver councillor warns of record low turnout in civic elections A Vancouver city councillor says there could be a record low voter turnout in next month’s B.C. civic elections, and he wants the province to do something about it. Coun. George Affleck says...

Duration:00:34:01

Foodie Friday: Granola

9/7/2018
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This is without a doubt the best granola you will ever taste. No sugary dried fruits to add empty calories, just the best raw protein and good energy available. 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 cup wheat germ 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 cup slivered or flaked almonds 2 1/2 heaping cups unsalted cashews (raw and roughly chopped) 1 1/4 cup unsalted raw pumpkin seeds 1 cup raw unsalted sun flower seeds ½ cup chia seeds 1 cup flax seeds Place all of the above ingredients in...

Duration:00:17:17

"Surrey LRT from a different perspective, How will municipalities share cannabis tax revenue? & Better resources for children with FASD"

9/7/2018
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Chapter 1 Hot question of the day Are you so in favour of Skytrain in Surrey that you are willing to scrap LRT plans and WAIT a few years longer to make Skytrain a reality? Chapter 2 How will municipalities share cannabis tax revenue? Among the resolutions admitted for debate at this year’s Convention is a Special Resolution (SR1) that seeks to advance a short- and long-term cannabis excise tax revenue sharing strategy. This strategy is intended to guide the negotiation of a...

Duration:00:40:28

“$71.7 million in innovative treatment options for people with substance, Was it right for the New York Times to publish an anonymous op-ed, & Can Surrey politicians turn back the hands of time on LRT?”

9/6/2018
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Chapter 1 HOT QUESTION OF THE DAY The New York Times has published an anonymous op-ed from inside the White House claiming resistance to the President’s worst impulses. Was the New York Times correct in publishing the op-ed? Chapter 2 Can Surrey politicians turn back the hands of time on LRT? Many politicians running for Surrey council in this fall's election say they'd scrub street-level LRT in favour of SkyTrain. Is that even possible? Guest: Janet Brown Global News...

Duration:00:50:50

CKNW Mayors Day with guest co-host City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto

9/5/2018
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Chapter 1 Getting to know City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto It’s Mayors Day! We are pleased to welcome North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto to the show! City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto is our guest co-host today! Did you know that Mayor Mussatto use to be a teacher AND a paramedic? Guest host: Darrell Mussatto Mayor of the City of North Vancouver Chapter 2 What’s happening in the City of North Vancouver City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto is...

Duration:00:58:56