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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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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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The Best of The Simi Sara Show - RCMP gives an update on criminal charges against Cameron Ortis, B.C. ends ‘birth alert’ practice used to separate newborns from moms in child welfare cases...

9/17/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 ✅ @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day A @newwestschools trustee has put forward a motion to send a letter to the B.C. Ministry of Health to make the HPV9 vaccine free of charge for boys and men aged nine to 26. Currently, the vaccine is only free for boys born in 2006 or later. Is it time to make the vaccine free to anyone who wants it? Chapter 2 RCMP gives an update on criminal charges against Cameron Ortis Just a few minutes ago, the...

Duration:01:03:50

Failure To Launch

9/17/2019
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Are Canadian students prepared for the real world? That’s a question Global News online journalist Meghan Collie discussed with our Niki Reitmayer: In this series, Meghan also asked students what do they wish they would have learnt in school to prepare them for the real world? But wait a minute - can we blame schools for not preparing kids for all aspects of the real world, or do parents need to take more responsibility?

Duration:00:08:38

B.C. ends ‘birth alert’ practice used to separate newborns from moms in child welfare cases

9/17/2019
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The B.C. government is ending a controversial practice that social services contact health officials when there are potential safety risks to infants, without the parents’ consent. The practice, known as “birth alerts,” has been long used in hospitals in a number of provinces, and was condemned by the country’s inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Ministry of Children and Family Development issued the alerts, which could result in the potential seizure of a...

Duration:00:12:48

New support programs for forest workers outlined by the government

9/17/2019
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The provincial government made an announcement this morning that the government will provide $69 million to fund a new series of measures to support British Columbia forest workers impacted by mill closures and shift reductions in several B.C. Interior communities. Global News reporter Richard Zussman joins us with more… Guest: Richard Zussman Global News Reporter

Duration:00:07:07

Debunking the claim that e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes

9/17/2019
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With health concerns mounting over vaping, local doctors are warning people -- Don't be fooled --- that vaping may be better than cigarettes. As part of a Global News series we take a look at the similarities between the two and what experts fear is the new generation of nicotine addiction. Guest: Emily Lazatin Global News Reporter

Duration:00:07:32

New West school board to consider pushing free HPV vaccine for boys

9/17/2019
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The New Westminster school board is considering sending a letter to the B.C. Ministry of Health to make the HPV9 vaccine free of charge for boys and men aged nine to 26. Danielle Connelly is a New Westminster School Board Trustee, and she joins us to discuss why she put the motion forward. Guest: Danielle Connelly New Westminster School Board Trustee

Duration:00:07:43

What are the repercussions for Canada regarding the Ortis’ Charges?

9/17/2019
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Top Mountie Brenda Lucki says an RCMP employee charged with trying to disclose secret information was part of national security criminal investigations and was supporting the F-B-I before his arrest. The R-C-M-P commissioner says news of the arrest of 47-year-old Cameron Ortis (ORH'-tis) has sent ripples through the intelligence community. Lucki says investigators came across documents during the FBI probe that led the force to believe there could be a mole, or some kind of "internal...

Duration:00:08:08

RCMP gives an update on criminal charges against Cameron Ortis

9/17/2019
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Just a few minutes ago, the RCMP Commissioned Brenda Lucki wrapped up a press conference about the criminal charges against Cameron Ortis, a top RCMP civilian official. Here are some of her comments… Michel Juneau- Katsuya is a former CSIS agent and Senior Manager. What does he think about what the RCMP announced today? Also, as a result of the chagres, RCMP Commisioner Brenda Lucki says no foreign allies have imposed restrictions on data-sharing with Canada after charges were filed against...

Duration:00:11:47

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

9/17/2019
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✅ @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day A @newwestschools trustee has put forward a motion to send a letter to the B.C. Ministry of Health to make the HPV9 vaccine free of charge for boys and men aged nine to 26. Currently, the vaccine is only free for boys born in 2006 or later. Is it time to make the vaccine free to anyone who wants it?

Duration:00:01:24

Simi’s loser and winner of the day

9/16/2019
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NO LOSER TODAY!

Duration:00:02:46

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Balance between environment and economy will be key election issue in Metro Vancouver: survey, Purdue Pharma, the maker of opioid painkiller OxyContin, files for bankruptcy

9/16/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 ✅ @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day The @local_bc survey found 49% of residents cite the environment as their top issue in the upcoming election. However, 45% of businesses said the economy is their top issue. What’s more important to you in this election? Chapter 2 Balance between environment and economy will be key election issue in Metro Vancouver: survey According to the latest VoteLocal survey of residents and businesses in Metro...

Duration:01:01:52

Travel Best Bets: VACATION ITEMS YOU’LL REGRET PACKING

9/16/2019
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DEALS: Puerto Vallarta, MX Nov 22 - Dec 11 Air & 7 nights in a beachfront all-inclusive resort $799 + $449 tax (1248) Phuket, Thailand Nov 1/19 - Oct 22/20 Air, 12 nights hotel, breakfast daily, city tour & transfers $1299 + $530 tax (1829) Greek Isles, Italy & Monaco Nov 20 Air, 11 night cruise, 1 night hotel & transfers $1899 + $898 tax (2797) Guest: Claire Newell President and Founder of Travel Best Bets

Duration:00:09:02

The return of the Far Side

9/16/2019
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If you read the newspaper funny pages from 1980-1995 will likely remember the witty, single-panel comic The Far Side by Gary Larson. Well, good news. According to the official Far Side website, more Far Side comics are on the way. In 1995, the strips ended when Larson, who was 45 years old, announced his retirement. Guest: Tim Stevens Editor-in-Chief of Comic Verse

Duration:00:07:00

Where We Live: Punjabi Market

9/16/2019
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The second largest Indo-Canadian population in Canada is right here in Vancouver. Yet, we don't necessarily see it reflected culturally in the city. There's Chinatown, there's Little Italy, but Amir Ali bets that you have not heard of Punjabi Market.

Duration:00:05:57

Bad news for people hoping for ice rinks in Cloverdale

9/16/2019
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Bad news if you were hoping two proposed ice rinks for the Cloverdale fairgrounds would be built any time soon. Last year Surrey council put the project on hold. The mayor said the arenas would come back to council for consideration this year during budget discussions. Now it appears according to one councillor they definitely will not be built. Guest: Janet Brown Global News Senior Reporter

Duration:00:10:44

How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders

9/16/2019
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Journalist Billy Jensen spent 15 years investigating unsolved murders, fighting for the families of victims. Every story he wrote had one thing in common - it didn't have an ending. The killer was still out there. But after the sudden death of a friend, crime writer Michelle McNamara, Billy became fed up. Following a dark night, he came up with a plan. A plan to investigate past the point when the cops have given up. A plan to solve the murders himself. Guest: Billy Jensen Author of Chase...

Duration:00:11:32

Port Coquitlam mayor hires someone to pick up the city’s mess

9/16/2019
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He says it's all about getting the 'little things' right. Port Coquitlam's mayor says city cleanliness is important so they've hired someone full time to pick up litter five days a week. It's a new program that mayor Brad West says will make a big difference and it's not costing taxpayers a dime, using money from the existing city budget. One person's been hired to pick up trash in the city all the while watching for problems such as uneven sidewalks and broken streetlights. Guest: Brad...

Duration:00:06:10

Purdue Pharma, the maker of opioid painkiller OxyContin, files for bankruptcy

9/16/2019
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Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. The filing was anticipated before and after the tentative deal, which could be worth up to US$12 billion over time, was struck. What does this bankruptcy filing mean for the pending lawsuits against the pharmaceutical company, and...

Duration:00:10:15

Balance between environment and economy will be key election issue in Metro Vancouver: survey

9/16/2019
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According to the latest VoteLocal survey of residents and businesses in Metro Vancouver, the environment is top of mind for voters in the upcoming federal election, with the dual crises of affordability and climate change – and how parties plan to strike a balance between the two issues – shaping up to be a key ballot box question. When asked to list the top issues that will influence their vote, 49% of residents in the Mustel Group poll conducted in late August cited the environment. The...

Duration:00:09:20