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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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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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Here’s what made the 1990s such a fascinating decade

7/17/2019
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The 1990s was a decade full of scandal, memorable television and film, and stories that are still shared today. Now, a new Curiouscast podcast explores how the 1990s left its mark on history. Guest: Kathy Kenzora Host of the History of the 90s podcast on Curiouscast

Duration:00:08:57

Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign says it now has more than 11,000 signatures

7/17/2019
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The Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign is hailing a “significant milestone”, saying it now has more than 11,000 signatures from local residents who are opposed to the creation of a municipal police force. They now hope to have 50,000 signatures collected by the fall. Ivan Scott, creator of the petition, spoke to Mike Smyth on the show today. Guest: Ivan Scott Creator of the Keep The RCMP In Surrey petition

Duration:00:07:29

‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prison, after 25 years of drug trafficking

7/17/2019
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That was Ariana Fajardo (Fah-hard-oh), U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida this morning. Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord better known as El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison today by a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York. Guzman spent 25 years running a cartel trafficking billions of dollars of drugs . He was eventually captured and extradited to the US after a series of prison escapes and a lengthy manhunt spanning decades. Guest: Douglas Century Journalist and...

Duration:00:10:06

New Westminster Mayor says local transit projects should be prioritized ahead of high-speed rail to Portland

7/17/2019
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On Tuesday's show, we told you about the support by Vancouver Mayor, Kennedy Stewart, for a high-speed rail line connecting Vancouver to Portland, Oregon. The cost would run into the tens of billions, but revenue from fares would be expected to cover costs by 2055. But other Mayors are speaking out - saying that perhaps we need to focus on other transit projects first. Guest: Jonathan Cote New Westminster Mayor

Duration:00:08:02

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

7/17/2019
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Vote in @MikeSmythNews's 🔥 question of the day: Some Metro Vancouver Mayors say local transit projects, like the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain and the Massey Tunnel replacement, should be prioritized ahead of high-speed rail to Portland. Which do you think should be given greater priority?

Duration:00:01:55

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Tues Jul 16th 2019

7/16/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @MikeSmythNews’ 🔥 question of the day: Construction of a high-speed rail line from Vancouver to Portland would cost up to an estimated $42 billion. But a new report argues revenue would cover operating costs by 2055. Do you think it’s worth the investment? Chapter 2 Vancouver man dies from rabies - the first such case in BC in 16 years A man has died of rabies in Vancouver. BC's Ministry of Health confirmed it was the first case...

Duration:00:57:18

Vancouver-Portland ultra-fast train could be self-sustaining by 2055 or earlier: Study

7/16/2019
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A new business case study has found that an ultra-high-speed train between Vancouver and Portland, Oregon could be self-sustaining by 2055, or earlier under the right circumstances. In 2018, B.C. contributed $300,000 to the Washington State Department of Transportation study, which examined whether such a project could attract enough riders and generate sufficient revenue. The project as proposed would see a train capable of hitting speeds of 400 kilometres per hour linking Vancouver,...

Duration:00:10:19

All about bats

7/16/2019
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A BC man has died after contracting rabies. BC Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the 24-year old man came into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island in mid-May -- and by the time he started showing symptoms of rabies six weeks later, it was too late for doctors to save his life. James Page is the species at risk a biodiversity specialist with the Canadian Wildlife Federation, and I spoke with him about the topic of bats. Bats are very mysterious creatures, so I wanted to know...

Duration:00:11:11

Trump claims his tweets about Democratic lawmakers were ‘not racist’

7/16/2019
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President Donald Trump says his tweets telling four female Democratic lawmakers of colour to ``go back'' to the broken countries from which they came were ``NOT Racist.'' Trump tweeted this morning: ``Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don't have a Racist bone in my body!'' He doubled down on his weekend tweets at a tense press conference yesterday. Following the president’s words, the four congresswomen stood in front of cameras to address his comments. New York Congresswoman Alexandra...

Duration:00:16:44

Vancouver man dies from rabies - the first such case in BC in 16 years

7/16/2019
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A man has died of rabies in Vancouver. BC's Ministry of Health confirmed it was the first case of the infectious disease in BC since 2003. A release says the adult male victim came into contact with a bat in mid-May and developed rabies-like symptoms six weeks later - he died in hospital on Saturday. The Ministry says bats are the only known carriers of the deadly virus in the province. Guest: Dr Bonnie Henry BC’s Provincial Health Officer

Duration:00:08:58

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Mon Jul 15th 2019

7/15/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @MikeSmythNews’ 🔥 question of the day Six horses have died at this year’s #CalgaryStampede. Is it now time to ban chuckwagon races at the event? Chapter 2 Money laundering inquiry won’t begin public hearings until next year The Globe and Mail is reporting that no public hearings at the Cullen inquiry into money laundering will take place this year. Also in the news today, is another investigation by Speaker Darryl Plecas into the...

Duration:01:10:30

Travel Best Bets: how to get through airport security with ease

7/15/2019
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DEALS: Honolulu, Hawaii Nov 24 Air & 7 nights hotel $899 + $235 tax (1134) Nine-night Canada & New England Cruise Oct 23 Air, 9 night cruise, transfers & transfers $1299 + $498 tax (1797) 13-night Jewels of Italy Tour and Greek Isles Cruise May 2 or Aug 29, 2020 Air, 6 night guided vacation, 7 night cruise, most meals and most transfers $2999 + $898 tax (3897) Guest: Claire Newell President and Founder of Travel Best Bets

Duration:00:10:55

Space Week: what does the future of space exploration look like?

7/15/2019
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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In all, just 12 people have set foot on the lunar surface. Gene Cernan (PRON: Sir-nan) was the most recent person to do so, back in 1972. But humans will be travelling back there within a number of years. Brian Odom, historian at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, spoke to Mike Smyth on the Simi Sara Show on Monday. He also spoke about the historical significance of the 1969 event. Guest: Brian Odom Historian at...

Duration:00:09:37

Canada’s Rocky Relationship with China

7/15/2019
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Guest: Peter Mackay Former Foreign Affairs Minister

Duration:00:14:09

Why the Abbotsford Women’s Centre will soon have to find a new home

7/15/2019
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The Abbotsford Women's Centre has provided an intensive rehab program to its residents for more than five years. But a recent decision by the Agricultural Land Commission means they'll likely soon have to find a new home. Mike Smyth speaks to the director of the centre, Angie Appenheimer, about what this decision means for their operations. Guest: Angie Appenheimer Director of the Abbotsford Women’s Centre

Duration:00:10:03

‘Outrageous’: Air Transport Association of Canada slams new air passenger ‘bill of rights’

7/15/2019
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Transport Minister Marc Garneau is surprised and disappointed that the airlines are challenging new rules on passenger rights that are taking effect today. He says the government believes the rules will stand up in court and that they are very fair to both passengers and to the airlines. Travellers can now receive up to $2,400 if they are bumped from a flight and up to $2,100 for lost or damaged luggage. Guest: John McKenna President and CEO of the Air Transport Association of Canada

Duration:00:06:41

Will an inquiry really work to limit B.C.’s sky high gas prices?

7/15/2019
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An industry expert says a public inquiry into British Columbia's record-breaking gasoline prices may increase the public's understanding of a murky market, but the provincial government's options for a response are limited. Michael Ervin of the Kent Group consulting firm says there are two options: creating a gasoline price watchdog group or reduce taxes. The government could also regulate prices, but he says there are problems with that. Crude and wholesale gasoline are global commodities...

Duration:00:09:51

Three additional horses have been euthanized following the chuckwagon races yesterday at the Calgary Stampede

7/15/2019
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Three more horses have been euthanized at the Calgary Stampede, following another collision during the much-maligned chuck wagon races. The deaths increase the number of horses that have had to be put down this year as a direct result of the chuck wagon races to six. Stampede CEO Warren Connell says that they are going to be reviewing the safety and best practices of the chuckwagon events before the competition is set to return next year. So what’s going to happen with the event next...

Duration:00:09:49

Money laundering inquiry won’t begin public hearings until next year

7/15/2019
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The Globe and Mail is reporting that no public hearings at the Cullen inquiry into money laundering will take place this year. Also in the news today, is another investigation by Speaker Darryl Plecas into the spending scandal at the BC Legislature. Guest: Keith Baldrey Global BC Legislative Bureau Chief

Duration:00:13:21