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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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Episodes

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Wed Jul 17th 2019

7/17/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 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? Chapter 2 New Westminster Mayor says local transit projects should be prioritized ahead of high-speed rail to Portland On Tuesday's show, we told you about...

Duration:01:01:16

Unofficial Vancouver ambassador, Canuck the Crow, is now a federally-protected bird

7/17/2019
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Unofficial Vancouver ambassador, Canuck the Crow, is now a federally-protected bird! Mike Smyth speaks to Shawn Bergmann, Canuck’s human friend, to learn more about how the idea, sparked in 2016, came to fruition. Guest: Shawn Bergmann Canuck the crow's human friend

Duration:00:10:44

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

Space Week: how human-made satellites have changed the way we communicate, and so much more

7/17/2019
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Human-made satellites have changed the way we live our lives, in less than a century. Mike Smyth speaks to Chris Gainor, President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, to find out more about their significance and how they’re used every single day. Guest: Chris Gainor President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Duration:00:11:37

Face App sparks privacy concerns

7/17/2019
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If you’re wondering why your social media feed is being flooded by photos of wrinkle-enhanced celebrities and friends, you can thank FaceApp. Celebrities such as Drake, LeBron James, Gordon Ramsey and the Jonas Brothers have all posted pictures of themselves with wrinkly skin, glasses, and greying hair… and those pictures created a landslide of popularity for the app. As of 11 a.m. this morning, FaceApp was the top trending free offering in Apple’s App Store… and according to reports,...

Duration:00:10:17

Cameras banned from inquiry into gas prices

7/17/2019
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The public inquiry into the high gas prices in BC began this morning. Over the first of four days of hearings, four oil and gas companies are expected to answer questions over what has led to volatile prices at the pump. Premier John Horgan called for the inquiry in May when prices reached more than $1.70 a litre. Several companies have refused to share their retail margins with the commission. Guest: Neetu Garcha Global News reporter

Duration:00:07:51

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