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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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The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Transit strike: talks resume between Unifor and the Coast Mountain Bus Company / Charges stayed against Port Moody Mayor, Rob Vagramov & more..

11/13/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: Google will soon offer chequing accounts to consumers, the @WSJ reports. Would you sign up for any banking products from Google? Chapter 2 Transit strike: talks resume between Unifor and the Coast Mountain Bus Company Both sides in the transit dispute are back at the bargaining table. In a statement issued just before the talks resumed, Coast Mountain Bus Company President Mike McDaniel said the...

Duration:01:03:29

First day of testimony in Trump public impeachment hearing comes to an end

11/13/2019
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Testimony in the House's first public impeachment hearing has ended, with more hearings to come. State Department officials William Taylor and George Kent testified for more than five hours Wednesday about their concerns with President Donald Trump's requests that Ukraine investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid to the country. Democrats are investigating those requests, and whether they were linked, as they move toward an impeachment vote. Republicans said the witnesses...

Duration:00:06:59

City of Vancouver launches toolkit to help businesses ditch foam take-out containers

11/13/2019
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Vancouver is going foam free following Council’s approval of the foam ban by-law earlier this year. Starting January 1, 2020, the city-wide ban will mean businesses can no longer serve prepared food or drinks in polystyrene foam cups and foam take-out containers. Today, the City is launching toolkits to help businesses find convenient, affordable and recyclable or compostable alternatives to foam. The Guest: Monica Kosmak Senior Project Manager, City of Vancouver, lead on single-use...

Duration:00:07:40

Union representing SkyTrain workers says talks with company have reached a standstill

11/13/2019
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Labour trouble could be brewing along the SkyTrain line. CUPE local 7000 says after more than forty sessions at the bargaining table, talks have reached a stand-still. The union says talks broke down Tuesday when the two sides were unable to agree on several key issues. The union accuses the company of failing to offer fair wages of address the sick plan, among other things. The union says it will now approach its members and "seek direction on next steps." Guest: Tony Rebelo CUPE 7000...

Duration:00:06:31

City Council in Maple Ridge votes to enact fines and new regulations against panhandlers

11/13/2019
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That’s Maple Ridge Mayor, Mike Morden. His City Council voted 6-1 last night in favour of a controversial motion to ban what the city refers to as aggressive panhandling. The “safer streets” bylaw would make it an offence for people to sit or lie on a street in a manner which obstructs convenient pedestrian walkways, or to ask for money after someone has said no. Our Niki Reitmayer spoke to Kiersten Duncan. She is a Maple Ridge Councillor, who is the only one who voted against this...

Duration:00:10:12

UBC study finds social dogs are sicklier

11/13/2019
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Simi, before I worked here at CKNW, I was a university student who loved dogs, and I volunteered to be a foster home for rescue dogs. While I was volunteering, I was told that dogs who were vulnerable - such as pregnant dogs or puppies - were more likely to get sick while in the shelter. So those were the sort of dogs that were prioritized to find a foster home. However, new research from the University of British Columbia has found that there may be another factor that plays into whether a...

Duration:00:08:42

Trump impeachment inquiry

11/13/2019
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The world is watching the first televised public hearing into U-S President Donald Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden's family. William Taylor, the top American diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy, appeared for joint testimony this morning. Taylor revealed a member of his staff overheard President Trump asking European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland whether Ukraine would move forward with...

Duration:00:03:01

U.S. court rules border searches of phones and laptops violate Fourth Amendment

11/13/2019
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A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travellers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. This ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11 travellers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S. ports of entry. The ACLU describes the searches as “fishing...

Duration:00:07:52

Charges stayed against Port Moody Mayor, Rob Vagramov

11/13/2019
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The BC Prosecution Service has confirmed charges against Post Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov have been stayed. He briefly stepped away from his duties as mayor earlier this year, as he fought a sexual assault charge in court. Last month, Council voted to keep him on that leave. As of this morning, the BC Prosecution Service says Special Prosecutor Michael Klein stayed the proceeding against Vagramov after BC Corrections notified him that Vagramov successfully completed an "Alternative Measures...

Duration:00:03:35

Charges stayed against Port Moody Mayor, Rob Vagramov

11/13/2019
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The BC Prosecution Service has confirmed charges against Post Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov have been stayed. He briefly stepped away from his duties as mayor earlier this year, as he fought a sexual assault charge in court. Last month, Council voted to keep him on that leave. As of this morning, the BC Prosecution Service says Special Prosecutor Michael Klein stayed the proceeding against Vagramov after BC Corrections notified him that Vagramov successfully completed an "Alternative Measures...

Duration:00:02:48

Transit strike: talks resume between Unifor and the Coast Mountain Bus Company

11/13/2019
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Both sides in the transit dispute are back at the bargaining table. In a statement issued just before the talks resumed, Coast Mountain Bus Company President Mike McDaniel said the company remains optimistic common ground can be found with the union. He goes on to say that "while our current offer is in excess of public sector settlements in British Columbia today, we are open to improving our overall proposal at the bargaining table. This includes building on the proposal we’ve already...

Duration:00:06:27

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

11/13/2019
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It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: Google will soon offer chequing accounts to consumers, the @WSJ reports. Would you sign up for any banking products from Google?

Duration:00:01:31

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Transit strike: talks to resume Wednesday, but escalation on Friday if no agreement is reached / Disney Plus launch: what streaming services are available in Canada right now? & More...

11/12/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: Unifor says they will meet with the Coast Mountain Bus Company on Wednesday - but if there is no progress, then strike action will escalate beginning Friday. Are you confident the two sides can resolve the dispute by this week? Chapter 2 Transit strike: talks to resume Wednesday, but escalation on Friday if no agreement is reached The union representing bus drivers, SeaBus operators and others...

Duration:00:52:52

Travel Best Bets: know the hidden fees at restaurants while travelling

11/12/2019
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DEALS: Las Vegas Dec 11 or 15 Air & 3 nights hotel (4-star) $249 + $169 tax (418) Varadero, Cuba Dec 9 Air & 7 nights in a 4-star beachfront all-inclusive resort $695 + $430 tax (1125) Seychelles, Madagascar & South Africa Cruise Feb 29 Air, 20 night cruise, 1 night hotel & transfers $4399 + $998 tax (5397) Guest: Claire Newell President and Founder of Travel Best Bets

Duration:00:07:39

B.C. teachers reject mediator’s recommendations for contract settlement with employer

11/12/2019
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Another B.C. labour strike is beginning to loom after teachers rejected recommendations from the mediator hired to negotiate a new contract with their employer. A report from mediator David Schaub was delivered to both the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) on Nov. 1, which identified a “disconnect” between the two sides that was getting in the way of reaching a deal. The report, released to the public Friday, recommends teachers accept...

Duration:00:10:42

Superbugs to kill nearly 400,000 Canadians by 2050, report predicts

11/12/2019
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Superbugs are likely to kill nearly 400,000 Canadians and cost the economy about $400 billion in gross domestic product over the next 30 years, warns a landmark report. An expert panel cautions in “When Antibiotics Fail: The growing cost of antimicrobial resistance in Canada” that the percentage of bacterial infections that are resistant to treatment is likely to grow from 26 per cent in 2018 to 40 per cent by 2050. This increase is expected to cost Canada 396,000 lives, $120 billion in...

Duration:00:10:26

BCUC questions if gas market is “well functioning” due to unexplained gas price difference

11/12/2019
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In the last hour, the BC Utilities Commission released a follow-up report on its gasoline price inquiry. It was given an extension to gather feedback and explanations on that "unexplained" 13-cent-a-litre mark-up of Metro Vancouver gas prices. So what did they find out? Guest: David Morton Chair of the BC Utilities Commission

Duration:00:09:03

Transit strike: talks to resume Wednesday, but escalation on Friday if no agreement is reached

11/12/2019
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The union representing bus drivers, SeaBus operators and others says it's prepared to return to the bargaining table with the Coast Mountain Bus Company Wednesday morning. Unifor spokesperson Gavin McGarrigle says the union is also serving notice that if Coast Mountain is not serious, job action will be escalated on Friday... One group that will be impacted by any escalation in strike action is seniors. Now, care providers are voicing their concern about the impact on those receiving home...

Duration:00:09:37

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

11/12/2019
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It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: Unifor says they will meet with the Coast Mountain Bus Company on Wednesday - but if there is no progress, then strike action will escalate beginning Friday. Are you confident the two sides can resolve the dispute by this week?

Duration:00:02:16