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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

Simi’s loser and winner of the day

9/13/2019
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LoserNO LOSER WinnerHigh school students Kristopher Graham, Antwan Garrett and Michael Todd from Memphis, Tennessee

Duration:00:02:39

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Should Canada also ban flavoured vaping products? Terry Fox’s legacy lives on with the 39th annual Marathon of Hope

9/13/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 ✅ @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: In the US, serious lung illnesses have affected hundreds who used vaping products, and at least six deaths are reported. Their President, Donald Trump, intends to ban flavoured e-cigarettes. Should Canada follow suit? Chapter 2 Should Canada also ban flavoured vaping products? The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health...

Duration:01:03:17

The loose moose that stormed into a Fort St John school board office

9/13/2019
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Staff at the School District office in Fort St. John had to call 9-1-1 Wednesday afternoon, when a moose came crashing through a glass door. Superintendent Stephen Petrucci says after shaking itself off in the foyer, the moose wandered into several offices and a boardroom. Petrucci says he was busy alerting staff to keep safe, when he saw the moose peering around a corner at him. Guest: Superintendent Stephen Petrucci Fort St John school district

Duration:00:05:44

Where We Live: The Havana Club

9/13/2019
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Commercial drive, home to great food, great culture, live music and some great venues. Eric Chapman takes us behind the Havana Restaurant to the Theatre, a regular spot for top comics and improve

Duration:00:05:29

How the tragic story of Robert Dziekanski inspired one man to write an opera

9/13/2019
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Almost 12 years ago we first heard the name Robert Dizekanski. He was the Polish man coming to live in Canada, who ended up dying at Vancouver International Airport after being pinned, handcuffed and tasered multiple times by RCMP. Once people saw the video it really opened their eyes. Here was a man, clearly confused and agitated. He was lost at the airport and didn’t speak the language. He needed help, and it ended tragically. Guest: J. Andrew Wainwright Wrote the libretto for the...

Duration:00:10:40

Senior RCMP intelligence director arrested, facing multiple charges

9/13/2019
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The RCMP has charged one of its own with several offences under Canada's official-secrets law. The national police force says Cameron Ortis was charged under three sections of the Security of Information Act, and with two Criminal Code offences. It says the charges stem from activities alleged to have occurred during his tenure as an RCMP employee, and it was not immediately clear whether he was still employed by the force. As the investigation is ongoing, the RCMP declined to make...

Duration:00:05:27

It’s Friday the 13th

9/13/2019
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Uh oh. Today is Friday the 13th. But why are some frightened of a simple day? Niki Reitmayer takes a look at the history of para skevi deka triaphobia.

Duration:00:04:51

Terry Fox’s legacy lives on with the 39th annual Marathon of Hope

9/13/2019
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Fox was born in Manitoba, but was raised in Port Coquitlam, B.C. He was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, and forced to have his right leg amputated above the knee. After seeing the suffering of cancer patients, Terry decided to organize his Marathon of Hope and run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres to prepare, Fox started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12,...

Duration:00:12:10

Senior RCMP intelligence director arrested, facing multiple charges

9/13/2019
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The RCMP has charged one of its own with several offences under Canada's official-secrets law. The national police force says Cameron Ortis was charged under three sections of the Security of Information Act, and with two Criminal Code offences. It says the charges stem from activities alleged to have occurred during his tenure as an RCMP employee, and it was not immediately clear whether he was still employed by the force. As the investigation is ongoing, the RCMP declined to make...

Duration:00:05:43

Should Canada also ban flavoured vaping products?

9/13/2019
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The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market. No illnesses have yet been reported north of the border, but the situation here is being monitored. The top health official here in B.C., Bonnie Henry, told this program earlier this week that it's just a matter of time before symptoms are reported in Canada. The...

Duration:00:12:44

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

9/13/2019
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✅ @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: In the US, serious lung illnesses have affected hundreds who used vaping products, and at least six deaths are reported. Their President, Donald Trump, intends to ban flavoured e-cigarettes. Should Canada follow suit?

Duration:00:01:58

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Speculation tax figures revealed, Asian giant hornets confirmed to be buzzing in B.C. for very first time...

9/12/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 ✅ @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day New figures show BC’s speculation and vacancy tax has raised $115M to date, with over 99.8% of British Columbians exempt from the tax. Do you feel the tax is working for British Columbians? Chapter 2 Speculation tax figures revealed Finance Minister Carole James says the Speculation and Vacancy Tax is working the way it was intended. The tax was brought in to tackle the housing affordability issue,...

Duration:01:02:24

Simi’s loser and winner of the day

9/12/2019
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LoserKelowna driver Corinne Jackson WinnerLt Scott Ruddy of the Burnaby Fire Department

Duration:00:03:11

Where We Live: A-Yi

9/12/2019
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What happens when East Van millenials hang out with a elderly can collector from China but neither can speak each other's language? A-Yi is a quirky short doc about an unlikely friendship beyond language, class, and race. You can learn more about the A-Yi film by following them on Facebook - @A dot Yi dot the film. Guest: Nicolas Ayerbe Producer of the documentary. A-Yi Guest: Martyna Czapalk Project lead and director of the documentary, A-Yi

Duration:00:11:44

All three Canadians missing in the Bahamas found alive by Burnaby rescue team

9/12/2019
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Great news out of the Bahamas today - all three Canadians who were reported missing have been found. A team of Burnaby firefighters flew to the islands last weekend, and they've been working close with inspectors of the Bahamian Police. Guest: Lt Scott Ruddy Burnaby Fire Dept, live from Marsh Harbour on Abaco Island in the Bahamas

Duration:00:05:06

Landmark bill to protect ‘gig economy’ workers passes in California

9/12/2019
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Lawmakers in California have given final approval on a bill aimed at protecting gig economy workers, like ride-share and food delivery drivers. But reporter Alex Stone says one of the biggest players in the marketplace is already indicating it won't comply. Guest: Sylvia Fuller Professor of labour and social policy at UBC

Duration:00:09:58

Speculation tax figures revealed

9/12/2019
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Finance Minister Carole James says the Speculation and Vacancy Tax is working the way it was intended. The tax was brought in to tackle the housing affordability issue, targeting foreign and domestic speculators who own residences in BC but live outside the province. James says the tax is working the way it was designed, resulting in an eight per cent drop in housing prices. James says 99.8 per cent of British Columbians are NOT paying the tax. The money that is being collected - 115...

Duration:00:06:55

Burnaby search and rescue team find missing Canadians in the Bahamas

9/12/2019
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We told you yesterday that a team of search-and-rescue volunteers from the Burnaby Fire Department have helped find one of three missing Canadians in the Bahamas. We’re just learning some good news about the other two Canadians who had been missing - and here to tell us more is Jeff Clark, President of the Local 323 at the Burnaby Firefighters Association. Guest: Jeff Clark President of the Local 323 at the Burnaby Firefighters Association

Duration:00:04:47

Science With Simi

9/12/2019
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Today on Science With Simi, it’s the youngest guest we’ve ever had since we started doing this segment. She’s 13. And her research was published earlier this year in Canada's biggest peer-reviewed journal about pediatrics. And it’s to do with hand dryers. Nora Keegan from Calgary has found that the volume of them is damaging to children’s ears. She’s been studying this since she was just nine. I had a chance to catch up with her just before we came on air. Here’s our conversation. Guest:...

Duration:00:08:11

Asian giant hornets confirmed to be buzzing in B.C. for very first time

9/12/2019
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The invasive Asian giant hornet has been found in B.C. for the first time and the province is asking anyone who might see more of the creatures to report the sighting. The insects can be anywhere from 3.5 to five centimetres in length. They feed on honeybees and can destroy hives. BC's Agriculture Ministry says it's investigating how it can help beekeepers with surveillance and trapping equipment in the spring, if other hornets emerge from dormancy or are found in the area. The hornets...

Duration:00:06:40