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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

Simi’s loser and winner of the day

10/16/2019
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Johnell Johnson Canadian Men’s Soccer Team makes history

Duration:00:04:37

Is Canadian hockey really generational?

10/16/2019
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For generations, Canadian boys and girls from BC to Newfoundland and Labrador have grown up with dreams of wearing their home providence’s NHL jersey or scoring goals on Hockey Night in Canada for the whole nation to see, just like Richard, Messier, and Gretzky before them. Or so we've all thought… According to a new survey of 1,000 Canadian hockey parents co-commissioned by Scotiabank Hockey Club and FlipGive, Canadian hockey might not be as generational as it seems. Surprisingly, 63% of...

Duration:00:07:38

One American’s Epic Quest to Uncover His Incredible Canadian Roots Do you ever wonder what the rest of the world thinks of us here in Canada? Ever wonder how all our little idiosyncrasies come across to people who don’t live here? Well my next guest can h

10/16/2019
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Do you ever wonder what the rest of the world thinks of us here in Canada? Ever wonder how all our little idiosyncrasies come across to people who don’t live here? Well my next guest can help us out with that. In fact, he’s just written a new book about his mission to learn more about his Canadian heritage. It’s called Parking The Moose: One American’s Epic Quest to Uncover His Incredible Canadian Roots. His name is Dave Hill, and you might also recognize him from his work on NPR’s This...

Duration:00:13:27

CRA combating underground economy with Home Depot purchase records

10/16/2019
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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is trying to use information from Home Depot customers to crack down on the underground economy. The company sent out letters to customers who have a commercial credit card account, notifying them Home Depot would be handing over information like business names, addresses and purchases between 2013 and 2016 to the agency. Guest: Tim Clarke Tax advisor with QED tax law

Duration:00:10:08

B.C. teachers’ pay now at the heart of stalled contract negotiations

10/16/2019
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With B.C.’s school year now six weeks underway, the union representing the province’s teachers is warning that hundreds of positions remain unfilled. The press from the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) comes as teachers and their employer remain locked in tough contract negotiations that have been underway since the spring. The BCTF says the province still needs to hire almost 400 new teachers, and it says B.C. is struggling to attract applicants due to what it calls low wages. Guest: Teri...

Duration:00:11:10

What can past election results teach us about this upcoming election?

10/16/2019
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There are only 5 day left until election day. Recent polls have indicated that the race is still wide open. How can the results of other elections help us predict the outcome of this election? What do the record setting numbers seen at the advance polls tell us? Jon H. Pammett is a professor of Political Science at Carleton University. He is one of Canada’s premier specialists on survey research. He participated in the design of the Canadian National Election Studies of 1974, 1979 and 1980,...

Duration:00:10:55

Helping homeless people in Surrey

10/16/2019
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It's homelessness action week and in Surrey, a woman set up a table on the King George Boulevard yesterday handing out coffee, sandwiches and care packages to those in need, to bring attention to homelessness. Susan Sanderson knows of what she speaks: her husband Gary Robinson was a former Surrey city councillor who also had a crack cocaine addiction but ultimately got sober. He died a few years ago but Sanderson carries on running the "Realistic Success Recovery Society" the two of them...

Duration:00:06:22

Port Moody Mayor, Rob Vagramov, steps down again

10/16/2019
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Port Moody Mayor, Rob Vagramov, has finally yielded to the pressure and announced he's taking another leave of absence while his criminal charge of sexual assault makes its way through the courts. It follows a long and tense meeting of Council last Monday, where councillors voted 4-3 to ask Vagramov to leave until his legal troubles are over. In a statement issued last night, Vagramov says he exercised his discretion to go back on leave without pay, until he's cleared of the charges. In...

Duration:00:08:46

What should the next federal government do to mitigate the effects of the opioid crisis?

10/16/2019
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New figures have been released this hour from the BC Coroners Service. During the first eight months of this year, there were 690 illicit drug toxicity deaths. That’s a decrease of 33% over the same period in 2018, when more than a thousand deaths were reported. Nevertheless, that’s 690 more lives lost. And families and friends of 690 more people, left to grieve and mourn the death of their loved one. And there was an interesting piece on the front of the Vancouver Sun today, asking the...

Duration:00:11:21

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

10/16/2019
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It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: Which issue do you think deserved more attention during this election campaign? #elxn43 #cdnpoli

Duration:00:03:56

Inspiring the next generation of doctors and scientists in B.C.

10/16/2019
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Starting tomorrow, around 200 high school students from all over the Lower Mainland will have their chance to find out more about cancer research. It's called the Mini Med School. It's taking place at the BC Children's Hospital, and here to tell me more is the dean of this year's school, Dr Rod Rassekh. Guest: Dr. Rod Rassekh Dean of this year’s Mini Med School

Duration:00:08:10

Grizzlies superfan holding rally to bring NBA back to Vancouver

10/16/2019
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Nearly 20 years after Vancouver lost its NBA franchise, a Grizzlies superfan is hoping to start a movement to bring one back. Kat Jayme, the filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary Finding Big Country, is organizing a rally to show local support when the NBA comes to Rogers Arena on Thursday. That’s when ex-Raptor superstar Kawhi Leonard and his LA Clippers will take on the Dallas Mavericks. In studio: Kat Jayme Rally organizer Filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary...

Duration:00:09:46

The Best of The Simi Sara Show

10/15/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: A rally is taking place in Vancouver on Thursday, calling for the return of a full-time NBA team in the city. Would you like to see the Grizzlies back in town? Chapter 2 Shortage of 400 teachers across the province: BCTF As discussions with the province on a new contract continue, the BC Teachers’ Federation says as many as 400 teaching posts across British Columbia are currently vacant. The BCTF...

Duration:00:46:13

Travel Best Bets: how to be a responsible traveller

10/15/2019
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DEALS: Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba Nov 6-27 Air & 7 nights in a beachfront all-inclusive resort $739 + $430 tax (1169) Bali, Indonesia Nov 1-30 or Jan 10-May 31 Air, 12 nights hotel, breakfast daily, sightseeing tours & transfers (sale ends Nov 30) $1299 + $430 tax (1729) 12 Night Carnaval in Rio Voyage February 18 (Azamara Pursuit - deluxe cruise line...all-inclusive) Air, 1 night hotel, 12 night deluxe all-inclusive cruise, pre-paid gratuities, transfers and more (Buenos Aires,...

Duration:00:09:13

High risk sex offender plans to live in Vancouver

10/15/2019
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Vancouver police are concerned about a high risk sex offender, now out of prison, who is going to be living in the city. Police say 46-year-old Trevor Leonard Smith poses a high risk of relationship and sexual violence, especially against children. Sgt Steve Addison from the Vancouver Police Department has been updating reporters and has more details.

Duration:00:06:43

CKNW Leadership: Jimmy Pattison

10/15/2019
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For local businessman Jim Pattison, the key to his billion dollar success is the willingness to work hard and giving back to the community. Listen to this report from CKNW's Claire Allen...

Duration:00:05:27

Is there a finally a breakthrough in the Brexit talks?

10/15/2019
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An EU official who has access to information about the Brexit talks says the major issue blocking a deal - how to handle the Irish border - is close to being resolved. Negotiators from the European Union and Britain are scrambling at talks in Brussels to craft a deal so the U.K. can leave the bloc as scheduled on October 31st, with a Brexit deal in place. Guest: Gavan Reilly Political correspondent for Virgin Media Television in Ireland You can follow him on Twitter: @gavreilly

Duration:00:07:56

Grizzlies superfan holding rally to bring NBA back to Vancouver

10/15/2019
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Nearly 20 years after Vancouver lost its NBA franchise, a Grizzlies superfan is hoping to start a movement to bring one back. Kat Jayme, the filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary Finding Big Country, is organizing a rally to show local support when the NBA comes to Rogers Arena on Thursday. That’s when ex-Raptor superstar Kawhi Leonard and his LA Clippers will take on the Dallas Mavericks. Guest: Kat Jayme Rally organizer Filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary Finding...

Duration:00:09:46

Shortage of 400 teachers across the province: BCTF

10/15/2019
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As discussions with the province on a new contract continue, the BC Teachers’ Federation says as many as 400 teaching posts across British Columbia are currently vacant. The BCTF says other provinces are better able to compete for staff, because they pay their teachers more. Guest: Keith Baldrey Global’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria

Duration:00:10:30

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

10/15/2019
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It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: A rally is taking place in Vancouver on Thursday, calling for the return of a full-time NBA team in the city. Would you like to see the Grizzlies back in town?

Duration:00:03:25