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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.

Twitter:

@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

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Thurs Apr 25th 2019

4/25/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: A new Research Co poll suggests most Canadians think people in this country are becoming "less polite". Compared to five years ago, do you think Canada is: Chapter 2 Facebook breached Canada's privacy laws, watchdogs' report finds Canada's privacy commissioner says he's taking Facebook to court to enforce privacy laws on the social-media giant, following a major leak of personal data that was...

Duration:01:02:20

Simi’s loser and winner of the day

4/25/2019
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:03:03

Court rules that undisclosed murder at B.C. mansion no grounds to back out of sale

4/25/2019
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A woman who wanted to back out of buying a Shaughnessy mansion because she discovered a murder took place there has had her appeal thrown out of court. Jordanna Cytrynbaum is a Litigator with Whitelaw Twining, and she joins us to discuss what happened in this case, and what this means to a seller regarding what they have to disclose when selling a property? Guest: Jordanna Cytrynbaum Litigator with Whitelaw Twining

Duration:00:10:13

Future of Work: Marine Engineering

4/25/2019
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Continuing with CKNW’s Future of Work, today we’re taking a closer look at a career in Marine Engineering. BCIT is the primary provider of accredited professional training for the maritime industry in Western Canada. It offers a wide range of courses and programs in navigation, marine engineering, seamanship, and maritime safety and security. After completing a degree in Marine Engineering from BCIT, what jobs are available in the industry? Guest: Jeff Otto Co-op Education Coordinator...

Duration:00:10:36

Canada is becoming ‘less polite’, and parents, TV, and technology is most at-fault: poll

4/25/2019
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Interesting findings today from the Research Co polling company - they’ve been asking Canadians if the country is less polite now than it was five years ago. Turns out, people have some pretty strong feelings on that - and they’re also pretty sure about who’s to blame for this perceived downfall in civility in Canada these days. Guest: Mario Canseco President of the Research Co polling company

Duration:00:08:59

Translink releases its list of the most-complained-about bus routes in Metro Vancouver

4/25/2019
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According to TransLink, these routes received the most complaints last year: #10: #9: #8: #7:#6:#5: #4:#3:#2:#1: Guest: Claire Allen Simi Sara Show Contributor

Duration:00:08:43

Developers are offering incentives to home buyers, as slowdown in Vancouver real estate continues

4/25/2019
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There’s an interesting story in the Star Metro today… and it’s about a condo project in Coquitlam. They’re looking to entice millennial home buyers to purchase one of the 116 units. How, you ask? Well, firstly they’re reducing the down payment that’s needed - usually, it’s around 15 or 20 per cent, but at this condo project, they just want 10 per cent. Secondly, it’s the price. The condos are selling for around 400 thousand dollars. And then, perhaps, the greatest incentive of all: buyers...

Duration:00:06:40

Science With Simi

4/25/2019
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Quantum in the present Guest: Jason Tetro Author of the Germ Code and the Germ Files Host of the Super Awesome Science Show podcast on Curiouscast

Duration:00:08:46

Future of Work: Elevator repair

4/25/2019
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You probably use them every day, but have you ever thought about a career as an elevator technician? Listen to this report from CKNW Contributor Claire Allen...

Duration:00:04:53

The story of the Indian population, who got caught in South Africa’s struggle against Apartheid

4/25/2019
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It’s been 25 years since the first true democratic general elections were held in South Africa. The elections were the first in which citizens of all races were allowed to take part, and were therefore also the first held with universal adult suffrage. South Africa has the largest concentration of Indians outside of India. So how did they end up there and why did their population grow so rapidly? In a new Global News series shot in South Africa by Aalia Adam, she explores the lesser known...

Duration:00:09:21

Facebook breached Canada's privacy laws, watchdogs' report finds

4/25/2019
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Canada's privacy commissioner says he's taking Facebook to court to enforce privacy laws on the social-media giant, following a major leak of personal data that was later used for political purposes. The complaint that triggered the probe followed reports that Facebook had let an outside organization use an app called "This is Your Digital Life" access users' personal information, some of which was shared with others. BC’s Information and Privacy Commissioner says it's not up to Facebook...

Duration:00:09:32

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

4/25/2019
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Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: A new Research Co poll suggests most Canadians think people in this country are becoming "less polite". Compared to five years ago, do you think Canada is:

Duration:00:02:52

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Wed Apr 24th 2019

4/24/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: how low does your fuel gauge have to go before you fill up your tank? Chapter 2 Who’s to blame for the high cost of gas in Metro Vancouver? More pain at the pump for BC consumers - analysts say the new normal is $1.60 to $1.70 a litre, and if the U-S goes ahead with a threat to impose new sanctions on Iranian oil and the Iran retaliates, well, much higher prices will follow, to the point where...

Duration:00:58:59

Simi’s loser and winner of the day

4/24/2019
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:05:31

North Van Shipyard Brewing District Development gets the go-ahead

4/24/2019
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The City of North Vancouver is moving forward on adding a “brewing district” to Lower Lonsdale. Council voted on April 15th to rewrite a portion of the city’s zoning bylaws to facilitate new breweries opening lounges down along Esplanade St. Brewers and business owners in the area are hopeful that Lower Lonsdale will become a craft beer destination similar to Port Moody. Guest: Holly Back City of North Vancouver Councilor

Duration:00:06:23

Common misconceptions about infertility

4/24/2019
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Are Canadians becoming increasingly infertile?While people may not always feel comfortable sharing their fertility struggle, it is estimated that one in six Canadian couples are believed to be affected by it. Canadian Infertility Awareness Week takes place April 22nd through April 28th, and Dr. Sonya Kashyap joins the Simi Sara Show to discuss the advancements and popularity of egg freezing, medical infertility, and common misconceptions about infertility. Guest: Dr. Sonya...

Duration:00:10:08

B.C.'s top doctor officially calls for decriminalization of people who use drugs

4/24/2019
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B.C.'s top doctor is calling on Ottawa to decriminalize hard drugs as one way to fight the overdose crisis. Dr. Bonnie Henry made her case in a 47 page report entitled, Stop The Harm. That includes prioritizes harm reduction support over criminal charges and preventing police agencies from sending resources related to simple possession. If Ottawa doesn't get on board she says the province has two options under the provincial police act. Guest: Dr. Bonnie Henry BC Provincial Health...

Duration:00:12:00

Travel Best Bets: How air travel impacts the human body

4/24/2019
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Deals: Las Vegas (Pools now open!) May 26 Air & 3 nights hotel (Signature MGM; 4.5-star) $469 + $184 tax (653) Austin & Fredericksburg, Texas Jun 16-Sep 15 Air, 2 nights Austin, 2 nights Fredericksburg & car rental $999 + $165 tax 14 Night Antarctica Cruise Jan 18, 2020 Air, 14 night cruise, $50 onboard credit & transfers $4899 + $898 tax Guest: Claire Newell President and Founder of Travel Best Bets

Duration:00:08:21

‘We will declare war’: Philippines’ Duterte gives Canada one week to take back garbage

4/24/2019
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An environmental law firm in Victoria says Canada broke international rules when it dumped more than 100 shipping containers of garbage disguised as plastics for recycling into the Philippines six years ago. It’s because of a 30-year-old treaty called the Basel Convention, that prevents countries from shipping hazardous waste to the developing world without consent. Now, the Philippine president has threatened to ship all that garbage back to Canada and dump some of it at Canada's embassy...

Duration:00:08:04

Beyond Meat burgers coming to grocery stores across Canada this May

4/24/2019
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Arriving just in time for barbeque season, Beyond Meat has announced that its burger will be available for purchase at large Canadian grocers starting in May. That’s right—you’ll soon find these plant-based burgs at Co-op Food Stores, Fresh Street Market, IGA, Loblaws, Longos, Metro, Save On Foods, Sobeys, and Whole Foods Market. Guest: Dr. Sylvain Charlebois Professor in Food Distribution and Policy at Dalhousie University

Duration:00:10:54