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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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Episodes

Coast Mountain Bus Company responds as talks with union break down once again

11/14/2019
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Michael McDaniel is the President & General Manager of the Coast Mountain Bus Company. He's sharing the company's perspective with reporters right now.

Duration:00:03:40

Youth vaping crackdown: B.C. to hike PST on vaping products, limit nicotine content

11/14/2019
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BC's Health Minister announcing new regulations today that will prohibit the sale of flavors appealing to youth. Adrian Dix says only adult vaping stores will be allowed to sell additional flavors apart from tobacco, and changes to packaging will also come into effect. Guest: Marvin Krank Professor, Department of Psychology, UBC Okanagan

Duration:00:07:03

Youth vaping crackdown: B.C. to hike PST on vaping products, limit nicotine content

11/14/2019
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British Columbia will significantly hike the provincial sales tax on vaping products and strictly limit their nicotine content in an effort to crack down on youth vaping. Health Minister Adrian Dix, Finance Minister Carole James and Education Minister Rob Fleming announced the province’s 10-point plan on Thursday. Guest: Adrian Dix B.C. Health Minister

Duration:00:07:32

BREAKING: Talks between union and Coast Mountain Bus Company break down

11/14/2019
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Guest: Janet Brown Global News Senior Reporter Guest: Gavin McGarrigle Western Regional Director of Unifor

Duration:00:07:21

Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov plans to return to office on Monday

11/14/2019
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Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov plans to return to office on Monday. It follows the staying of the sexual assault charge he had been facing, given his successful completion of an alternative measures program. The measures can include financial compensation, an apology, or community service work. Vagramov had taken time away from work at one point while facing the allegations. He spoke to reporters in the past hour.

Duration:00:05:09

B.C. to unveil 3-ministry plan to crackdown on youth vaping

11/14/2019
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Our Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria, Keith Baldrey, has been listening to this press conference and is sharing his analysis with us. On the point about nicotine levels in vaping products - nicotine in vapour pods and liquids is being restricted to 20mg/ml. Christopher Carlsten is a professor of medicine and head of UBC Respiratory Medicine. He explained to our Niki Reitmayer today why that might be helpful.

Duration:00:07:39

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

11/14/2019
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It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: New vaping regulations have been announced by the B.C. government. Should there be an outright ban on vaping products?

Duration:00:03:46

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