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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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Suite 2000 - 700 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC Canada V7Y 1K9 (604) 280-9898


Episodes

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

7/23/2019
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Vote in @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: LiveNation admits it worked with artists like Metallica to directly put tickets on secondary ticket selling websites so the performers can get a cut of the higher priced tickets. Would you pay more for a concert if you knew it would cut out scalpers?

Duration:00:01:40

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Mon Jul 22nd 2019

7/22/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: Canada’s crime rate ticked upwards last year, with new Statistics Canada figures revealing a 2% increase in the number of crimes reported in 2018, compared to 2017. Do you feel more, or less, safe in your community now compared to 2017? Chapter 2 Here's why the Northwest Territories are fighting against Trudeau's resource development plans - and why they want BC's help Conservative Premiers in...

Duration:01:03:59

Travel Best Bets: how to make sure you stay safe on vacation

7/22/2019
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DEALS: Puerto Vallarta, MX Jan 15 Air & 7 nights in a 4.5-star beachfront all-inclusive resort $849 + $544 tax (1393) French Riviera Longstay September 21 Air, 28 nights accommodation & transfers $1789 + $670 tax (2459) 22 Night Chile to Vancouver Cruise March 14, 2020 Air, 22 night cruise & transfers $75 onboard credit, Classic Beverage Package & Prepaid Gratuities Ports: San Antonio, La Serena, Lima, Manta, Caldera, Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, San...

Duration:00:09:47

Pricey produce: Why your grocery bill has increased in 2019

7/22/2019
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If you love avocados, you are probably reeling from the recent price jump! As we reported earlier, avocado prices are soaring to the point that some Mexican restaurants have pulled guacamole from their menus. A wholesale case of 48 avocados is now selling for up to 100-dollars US, up from 36-dollars just a few months ago. Prices have jumped partly because of a poor growing season in California and low seasonal production in Mexico. However, avocados aren’t the only produce item that’s going...

Duration:00:09:58

A new UBC study could provide a glimpse into property prices along transit projects in Metro Vancouver

7/22/2019
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Lots of new transit projects are expected to be a reality here in Metro Vancouver over the coming years - like that proposed SkyTrain between Surrey and Langley, and the new subway line along the Broadway corridor in Vancouver. And it gets people thinking: what will these major pieces of infrastructure do to the value of properties close to the route? Researchers at UBC have been taking a look at some case studies that could help shed some light on this - and a new report revealing the...

Duration:00:11:47

Number of reported crimes in Canada increases for fourth year in a row

7/22/2019
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Vancouver's crime rate went down by 2% last year, compared to 2017. Good news for that city but in Abbotsford-Mission crime increased by 2 per cent -- Kelowna up by 5 per cent. Across Canada, there was a 2 per cent rise in crime for the fourth year in a row. Guest: Hilary Morden Criminology lecturer at Simon Fraser University, and PhD candidate

Duration:00:08:20

Northern BC communities looking for answers after three murders

7/22/2019
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Pressure is mounting on the BC RCMP to answer questions surrounding three murders in northeastern BC. We should learn more after 2pm today, when officers will hold a press conference. The first murders were those of a couple found last week near Liard Hot Springs -- 23-year-old Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend, 24-year-old Chynna (CHINA) Deese. Then, the discovery of a body and the disappearance of two men whose camper truck was found on fire. The burned vehicle belongs...

Duration:00:07:11

Celebrating 88 years of Vancouver International Airport

7/22/2019
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On this day 88 years ago, Vancouver Airport was officially opened! The airport could hold 12 large planes or 30 small aircraft with wings folded. Today, YVR is home to 56 airlines, connecting people and businesses to more than 125 non-stop destinations worldwide. Did you know that YVR has a unique operating model as a community-based, not-for-profit, organization? What exactly does that mean, and how does it impact the growth of the airport? Craig Richmond is the President and CEO of the...

Duration:00:11:19

Why helicopters are being used to help salmon counter a rockslide

7/22/2019
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Helicopters are being used today to fly thousands of salmon to their spawning grounds on the Fraser River. A rock slide northwest of Kamloops created a five-metre waterfall that's preventing many fish from swimming upstream to spawn. Guest: Andrew Thomson Fisheries Management Branch Regional Director

Duration:00:06:53

Here's why the Northwest Territories are fighting against Trudeau's resource development plans - and why they want BC's help

7/22/2019
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Conservative Premiers in Canada are leading the fight against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plans for resource development. Joining them is the Premier of the Northwest Territories, Bob McLeod. And he wants BC to lend their support. He spoke to Simi Sara to explain why. Guest: Bob McLeod Premier of the Northwest Territories

Duration:00:10:17

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

7/22/2019
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Vote in @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: Canada’s crime rate ticked upwards last year, with new Statistics Canada figures revealing a 2% increase in the number of crimes reported in 2018, compared to 2017. Do you feel more, or less, safe in your community now compared to 2017?

Duration:00:03:13

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Fri Jul 19th 2019

7/19/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in Stirling Faux’s 🔥 question of the day: The NDP is touting its economic record, as it posts a $1.5bn operating surplus for 2018-19. But storm clouds around ICBC, property transfer tax and the forestry sector remain on the horizon. How would you grade their economic performance? Chapter 2 NDP government paints rosy economic picture as public accounts show $1.5B surplus The B.C. government is painting a rosy picture of the province’s...

Duration:01:10:15

Space week: how does space junk get cleaned up?

7/19/2019
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Space junk is a big problem, and there is a lot of it floating around up there. Why does it need to be cleaned up? And how does one even go about doing that? Scott Sutherland is a meteorologist and science writer for the Weather Network. He joins me now. Guest: Scott Sutherland Meteorologist and science writer for the Weather Network

Duration:00:10:47

SkyTrain from King George to Langley would cost an estimated $3.12 billion

7/19/2019
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TransLink is updating and costing out various options on the proposed Surrey Langley SkyTrain project. Three staging scenarios have been developed and could be fully constructed within five-and-a-half years from a full project approval date. Right now they have 1.6 billion in funding to play with, which is enough to reach Fleetwood. Take it further than that, and you have to find more money. It would cost 2.2 billion dollars for King George to Clayton, covering 11 kilometres and five...

Duration:00:06:48

Why Justin Trudeau’s real opponent is Doug Ford, not Andrew Scheer

7/19/2019
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Stirling is just back from a trip to Ontario, where one thing became quite apparent: Trudeau’s ideological battle ahead of the federal election isn’t with Andrew Scheer, it’s with their Premier, Doug Ford. So how does Trudeau plan to win the hearts and minds of voters in the coming months. Guest: Gerry Nicholls Columnist, the Hill Times

Duration:00:10:52

Explaining the red tide: why is Vancouver’s water turning red?

7/19/2019
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Have you noticed the waters in our harbours looking a little red lately? There’s a reason for that, and here to tell us why is Ian Perry, Research Scientist based in Nanaimo with Fisheries and Oceans Canada Guest: Ian Perry Research Scientist based in Nanaimo with Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Duration:00:07:09

Settlements since the Liberals came to power have cost taxpayers billions

7/19/2019
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The federal government has agreed to a 900 million dollar settlement over allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian military. It’s the latest in a string of settlements, the costs of which have spiralled into the billions. Guest: Amanda Connolly Global News political reporter

Duration:00:08:44

It’s your last chance to have your say on Daylight Saving Time

7/19/2019
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Today is the last day for you to participate in the government’s survey on the future of time in British Columbia. The online survey asks if you want to change the clocks twice a year as we do now, or keep the clocks consistent all year round. You have until 4:00pm TODAY to complete the survey. According to the B.C. government, just one week into its survey over 158,000 responses have come in since June 26 from residents expressing their reasons on how time should be observed. Why do we...

Duration:00:11:14