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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.

Location:

Vancouver, BC

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Curiouscast

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@simisara980

Language:

English

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Suite 2000 - 700 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC Canada V7Y 1K9 (604) 280-9898


Episodes

Questions linger over whether Surrey can reach April 1, 2021 goal for local police force

2/27/2020
Today marks day one for the surrey police dept. the mayor making the announcement this morning. Doug McCallum says the Solicitor General has reviewed the report on policing transition, and has approved a move to a civic force. He says the new Surrey PD should be up and running by April first of next year. Guest: Wally Oppal Former B.C. Supreme Court judge and attorney general Was appointed by the provincial government to oversee Surrey’s plan to transition to its own police force

Duration:00:12:19

Stocks tumble into correction territory in response to coronavirus fears

2/27/2020
A global stock market meltdown entered its sixth day today, a decline that has reflected rising fears over the fast spreading coronavirus and pulled major benchmarks to near four-month lows. Guest: Jeffrey Sandler Portfolio Strategist, Linton Wealth Management at Raymond James

Duration:00:10:17

BC Budgets passes

2/27/2020
BC Government passed the budget earlier today in what will likely be the only confidence vote this year Guest: Keith Baldrey Global BC’s legislative bureau chief

Duration:00:07:10

Canada to stop paying Prince Harry, Meghan Markle security costs in ‘coming weeks’

2/27/2020
Public Safety Canada says the RCMP has been providing security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since November, but that's about to come to an end. Guest: Bruce Hallsor Victoria's Monarchist League of Canada

Duration:00:05:23

What is the economic impact of the blockades?

2/27/2020
Guest: Perrin Beatty Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO

Duration:00:08:09

Vivian Krause vs. Peter McCartney

2/27/2020
B.C. Liberals call for ban on foreign money donations to B.C. environmental groups fighting pipeline. Guest: Vivian Krause Environment Group Funding Researcher Guest: Peter McCartney Wilderness Committee

Duration:00:16:11

BC Government approves Surrey Police Transition

2/27/2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum says his city has been given formal approval by Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to proceed with the formation of the Surrey Police Board. McCallum campaigned on a promise to transition away from the RCMP and to a civic police department. The mayor goes on to say today marks "day one" for the Surrey Police Department. Global News Senior Reporter Janet Brown was at the technical briefing and the mayor’s press conference, and she joins us now to discuss the...

Duration:00:15:43

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

2/27/2020
It’s @MikeSmythNews’s 🔥 question of the day: Do you think the B.C. Government should move to a Metro Vancouver regional police force?

Duration:00:01:56

The Best of The Simi Sara Show -Wally Oppal provides update on Surrey Police Transition // Should all birth control in B.C. be free? // & More...

2/26/2020
CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @jillreports’ 🔥 question of the day: Victoria became the first municipality to endorse a campaign for provincially-funded contraception. Vancouver councillors will vote on a similar motion today. Would you support MSP covering contraceptive options for women? CHAPTER 2 Wally Oppal provides update on Surrey Police Transition Wally Oppal provided an update on Surrey’s Police Transition this morning at the Surrey Board of Trade. Surrey...

Duration:01:13:59

Why officials from a Major League Baseball franchise visited Vancouver

2/26/2020
A Major League Baseball franchise has sent delegations on fact-finding missions to Vancouver twice in the last two years, including one visit to determine the viability of hosting games at B.C. Place Stadium Guest: Sean Fitzgerald Senior National Writer, The Athletic Canada

Duration:00:08:14

COVID-19: You’ve been asked to self-isolate. Now how do you pay the bills?

2/26/2020
With concern growing about the possibility of COVID-19 becoming a genuine pandemic, what are the options available to people who’ve been forced into isolation at home? Guest: Stephen Gillman Employment Lawyer, Associate at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP.

Duration:00:10:21

Pilot clinical trial in China to test UBC researcher’s findings as a targeted therapy for COVID-19

2/26/2020
A UBC Faculty of Medicine researcher is part of an international team working with a biotechnology company on a pilot clinical trial of a potential new treatment for patients with severe coronavirus infections in China. Guest: Josef Penninger Director of UBC’s Life Sciences Institute and Canada 150 Chair in Functional Genetics

Duration:00:09:56

Protests a textbook example of how noble intentions can breed self-righteousness

2/26/2020
A new column from Mike Klassen at the Vancouver Courier argues that ongoing protests are breeding self-righteousness Guest: Mike Klassen Columnist, Vancouver Courier

Duration:00:07:04

Canadians split on healthcare professionals citing moral or faith-based objections when providing physician assisted death

2/26/2020
While practically half of Canadians are not in favour of legislative action that would entrench conscience rights for health care workers, the country is evenly divided when assessing cases of physician-assisted death, a new Research Co. poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, 44% of Canadians agree that health care professionals should have the ability to object to providing services if they have a moral or faith-based objection to physician-assisted...

Duration:00:08:36

Should all birth control in B.C. be free?

2/26/2020
Vancouver City council is voting to urge the province to make birth control free today. The motion was brought forward by Christine Boyle and Jean Swanson. Boyle says vasectomies are covered by the province's medical services plan, but women's contraception is not. She says the cost of contraception has become a significant barrier for people with low incomes. If passed, the motion will ask the provincial government to add prescription contraception to the MSP. Victoria city council already...

Duration:00:09:54

Democrats unleash fierce attack on Sanders during South Carolina debate

2/26/2020
Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg’s past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the party’s presidential nomination fight. Guest: Reggie Cecchini Global National Washington Correspondent

Duration:00:09:16

Wally Oppal provides update on Surrey Police Transition

2/26/2020
Wally Oppal provided an update on Surrey’s Police Transition this morning at the Surrey Board of Trade. Surrey City Councillors like Brenda Locke were in attendance, while the mayor was not. Guest: Brenda Locke Surrey City Councillor

Duration:00:09:23

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

2/26/2020
It’s @jillreports’ 🔥 question of the day: Victoria became the first municipality to endorse a campaign for provincially-funded contraception. Vancouver councillors will vote on a similar motion today. Would you support MSP covering contraceptive options for women?

Duration:00:02:39

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Surrey needs to bring back public safety committee // Vancouver city councillor wants changes to ‘aggressive dog’ bylaw // & More...

2/25/2020
CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @jillreports’s 🔥 question of the day: Self check-outs have become a major trend in the past few years, and have been implemented in the stores of many major Canadian retailers. Do you use the self check-out option when shopping? CHAPTER 2 Surrey Board of Trade calls for level playing field in taxi industry The Surrey Board of Trade is calling for a level playing field for the taxi industry to compete with ridesharing companies. Guest:...

Duration:01:17:49

Amazon opening cashier-less supermarket

2/25/2020
Amazon is introducing a new cashierless supermarket in Seattle. How do we feel about this in Canada? Guest: Sylvain Charlebois Professor in food distribution and policy, and the senior director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab, at Halifax’s Dalhousie University.​

Duration:00:08:08