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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

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Wed Mar 20th 2019

3/20/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: Vancouver has dropped points in a review of its dog-friendliness, because of the lack of eateries where dogs are welcomed. We want to know how you feel. Should restaurants in Vancouver be allowed to host dogs? Chapter 2 Vancouver drops points in ‘dog-friendly city’ rankings due to lack of available rentals and restaurants Vancouver is being recognized for being one of the most dog-friendly...

Duration:00:59:33

SIMI’S LOSER AND WINNER OF THE DAY

3/20/2019
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:04:47

Vancouver Police release warning after local seniors are scammed out of $3.1 million

3/20/2019
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Vancouver Police are warning about a phone scam, after local seniors lost 3.1 million dollars in five separate cases. VPD Sergeant Jason Robillard says in each case, the fraudster called an elderly person on a landline and pretended to be an employee of a jewelry store or a police officer. Guest: Carla Davis Manager for Community and Public Relations with the Better Business Bureau

Duration:00:08:47

37pc of Canadians experienced tinnitus in the past year

3/20/2019
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More than nine million Canadians experienced tinnitus in the past year, according to new research by Statistics Canada. Tinnitus is when you perceive a noise to be happening, but there's no actual sound-producing source that's causing it. In most cases, it's only the person with tinnitus that is picking up on the apparent sound. Guest: Pamela Ramage-Morin Senior Analyst for the Health Analysis Division at Statistics Canada

Duration:00:07:40

B.C. paramedics say critical staffing shortage affecting ambulance service province-wide

3/20/2019
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The union representing B.C. paramedics and emergency dispatchers says staffing shortages are at crisis levels and affecting ambulance service province-wide. The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of B.C. say the province is dealing with an unprecedented level of vacant paramedic positions. On at least one shift last week, the union says, between 25 and 40 paramedic units were out of service throughout the night shift across the Sea to Sky, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley...

Duration:00:08:02

Travel Best Bets: Don’t let your identity be stolen while traveling

3/20/2019
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DEALS: 4 Night Alaska Getaway Cruise Sept 6 4 night cruise Vancouver round trip $499 + $187 tax (686) 16 Night Panama Canal Cruise Oct 13 Air, 16 night cruise and transfers (Florida, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Los Angeles) $1699 + $698 tax (2397) Luxury Tour of Vietnam & Thailand Sept 5, Oct 17 or Nov 9 Air, 12 night guided vacation, 5-star hotels, 32 meals, sightseeing & transfers $3590 + $555 tax (4145) Guest: Claire Newell President and Founder of Travel...

Duration:00:10:12

Political theorist David Moscrops asks, ‘are we too dumb for democracy?’

3/20/2019
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Description:With a general election this Fall, an Alberta election looming, and continued chaos south of the 49th, there’s an important question to ask: are we Too Dumb for Democracy? At least, that’s what political theorist and regular media commentator David Moscrop is asking in his new book of the same name, in which he asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age. Guest: David Moscrop Political Scientist...

Duration:00:12:07

Will the incentives for first-time home buyers be effective in Vancouver?

3/20/2019
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The Liberal government is looking to help more Canadians buy their first homes by picking up a portion of their mortgage costs and increasing the amount they can borrow from their retirement savings for a down payment. The money would go to first-time home buyers applying for insured mortgages. Borrowers would still have to pony up a down payment of at least five per cent of the home purchase price. On top of that, though, they would receive an incentive of up to 10 per cent of the house...

Duration:00:07:18

Trudeau government to create task force to crack down on money laundering

3/20/2019
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The feds have proposed a federal money laundering task force for 2019 in a bid to crack down on corrupt money flowing through the real estate, trades and casinos in hot zones like Vancouver and Toronto. Some of the 200 million dollars over the next five years will be used to create the anti-money laundering action and coordination team (or ACE), which aims to bring together agencies including the RCMP and Fintrac to better share information. Will it work or is it just all for show? Guest:...

Duration:00:08:38

Vancouver drops points in ‘dog-friendly city’ rankings due to lack of available rentals and restaurants

3/20/2019
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Vancouver is being recognized for being one of the most dog-friendly cities in North America — and number one in Canada. Technobark, a company that reviews the latest innovative dog products and technology, just released its top 10 rankings of dog-friendly cities, and Vancouver clinched the sixth spot on the list. Guest: Claire Allen Simi Sara Show Contributor

Duration:00:07:58

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

3/20/2019
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Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: Vancouver has dropped points in a review of its dog-friendliness, because of the lack of eateries where dogs are welcomed. We want to know how you feel. Should restaurants in Vancouver be allowed to host dogs?

Duration:00:02:56

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Tues Mar 19th 2019

3/19/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: Alberta will hold its provincial election on April 16th. Make your prediction - which party do you expect to win? #ableg #abpoli Chapter 2 Rachel Notley calls Alberta election for April 16 After weeks of speculation, NDP Leader Rachel Notley has made it official: it's election time in Alberta. The provincial vote will take place on April 16, she announced Tuesday morning in Calgary. The start of...

Duration:00:56:11

SIMI’S LOSER AND WINNER OF THE DAY

3/19/2019
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:02:49

Liberals’ 2019 budget includes billions for pharmacare, jobs and first-time home buyers

3/19/2019
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Guest: Alex Hemingway Economist & Public Finance Policy Expert with CCPA

Duration:00:07:35

90 suspected overdose deaths in January in BC; down 31% year-on-year

3/19/2019
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Though the numbers of overdose deaths in January was down 31% from the same month last year, there were still 90 suspected overdose deaths across B.C. in the first month of the year. And there are concerns a drug 100 times stronger than fentanyl may be on the rise. Guest: Andy Watson Manager, Strategic Communications BC Coroners Service

Duration:00:10:38

Enjoy lots of sugary drinks? A new study says they could send you to an early grave.

3/19/2019
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Are you someone who frequently enjoys sugar sweetened drinks? Well, new research from Harvard may have you wanting to pour out that soft drink, and reach for some water! Dr. Vasanti Malik is a research scientist in the department of nutrition at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and I caught up with her to learn more about her research into the impact of sugary drinks on your health… Guest: Claire Allen Simi Sara Show Contributor

Duration:00:10:07

Irshad Manji discusses the important diversity during these divided times

3/19/2019
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Diversity of viewpoint is the essence of democracy. Which is why we won’t save democracy by putting labels such as “racist” on those who support the Trumps of our time. A truly new global order requires a new way to tribe out. Enter Irshad Manji and her dog, Lily. Raised to believe that dogs are evil, Manji overcame her fear of the “other” to adopt Lily. She got more than she bargained for. Defying her labels as an old, blind dog, Lily engages Manji in a taboo-busting conversation about...

Duration:00:07:33

An Edmonton reporter found her own article on an imported scarf, and is on a mission to find out how it got there

3/19/2019
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It's a mystery that began three years ago: a scarf, made in China, with various newspaper articles printed on it. The scarf went on sale, and it caught the eye of a woman from Edmonton. She joins me now to tell us why.... Guest: Jana Pruden Feature Writer for the Globe and Mail It was announced yesterday: Jana is one of the finalists in the Long Feature category at this year's National Newspaper Awards, which takes place in May.

Duration:00:07:48

Are foreclosures on the rise in Metro Vancouver?

3/19/2019
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When it comes to metro Vancouver real estate, analysts say that it’s a buyer’s market. One of the reasons for this change? The increase of foreclosures or court ordered sales in the market. Why are we seeing an increase of foreclosures, and could more be on the way? Guest: Satnam Sidhu Real estate agent for almost 40 years, with extensive knowledge on the issue of foreclosures Former President of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Currently teaches a class on foreclosures and...

Duration:00:10:06

Rachel Notley calls Alberta election for April 16

3/19/2019
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After weeks of speculation, NDP Leader Rachel Notley has made it official: it's election time in Alberta. The provincial vote will take place on April 16, she announced Tuesday morning in Calgary. The start of the campaign comes one day after the NDP government delivered its throne speech in the legislature and amid a near-constant stream of controversies in recent days involving its main rival, the United Conservative Party led by Jason Kenney. What does the Albertan election mean for...

Duration:00:11:59