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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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Episodes

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Jon McComb signs off from CKNW for the last time / Surrey’s mayor says ‘large amount’ of residents don’t want ridesharing… but is that accurate? & More...

12/13/2019
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CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @MikeSmythNews’s 🔥 question of the day: Some 69% of Vancouverites support having separated bike lanes in the city, according to a new Research Co poll. Do you think Vancouver should have more bike lanes? CHAPTER 2 Surrey’s mayor says ‘large amount’ of residents don’t want ridesharing… but is that accurate? Mayors from Metro Vancouver almost all voted Thursday to fast-track a regional business licence model for ridesharing companies...

Duration:01:09:06

Jon McComb signs off from CKNW for the last time

12/13/2019
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After more than 36 years with the station, and 50 years in broadcasting, Jon McComb signed off for the final time today on CKNW.

Duration:00:10:40

An inflatable snowman has been a fixture in Vernon for eight years. Now the City wants it gone.

12/13/2019
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He's been a fixture outside a Vernon shop for the last eight years. Now, the city says the 12-foot tall blow-up "Frosty the Snowman" has gotta go! Global's Janet Brown tells us it's a situation that's got the whole town talking. Guest: Janet Brown Global News Senior Reporter

Duration:00:07:46

12:19 pm - The Simi Sara Show

12/13/2019
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Concerns over quality of care have prompted the Vancouver Island Health Authority to appoint an outside administrator to take over the running of the Selkirk Seniors Village in Victoria. It's the third facility operated by Retirement Concepts to come under government management. In a statement to the Simi Sara Show, the chief operating officer of the company that operates the facilities says she recognizes that this is "unprecedented". Jennie Deneka tells us: "Unfortunately, our...

Duration:00:07:37

Surrey’s mayor says ‘large amount’ of residents don’t want ridesharing… but is that accurate?

12/13/2019
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Mayors from Metro Vancouver almost all voted Thursday to fast-track a regional business licence model for ridesharing companies at the TransLink mayor’s council. All, that is, except for one. Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum was the sole voice of opposition around the table — voting against the motion because many residents of Surrey don’t want ridesharing in the city at all, he said. Guest: Allison Patton Surrey City Councillor representing the Safe Surrey Coalition

Duration:00:08:25

Moving Picture Company is shutting down Vancouver location

12/13/2019
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Prestigious animation studio Moving Picture Company set to shut Vancouver operation. The company is known for its work in The Lion King, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Ian Bailey, writer for the Globe and Mail reported the company’s departure from Vancouver, and is joining us via phone. Guest: Ian Bailey Globe and Mail Staff Reporter

Duration:00:12:47

Study of Canadian sexual assault cases deflates ‘statutory rape’ myth

12/13/2019
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There's a myth that many statutory rape cases involve an older teenage girl consenting to sex with a young boyfriend. In the vast majority of situations, that's just not what's happening. Guest: Prof Isabel Grant Co-author of the study

Duration:00:10:52

10:59 am - The Simi Sara Show

12/13/2019
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British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, says his huge majority in Parliament means he now has a solid chance of getting the UK out of the European Union by the scheduled date of January 31st. Johnson's call to “get Brexit done” proved more appealing to voters than the Labour party's approach, which raised the prospect of yet more delay in the already slow Brexit process. Labour will seek a new leader after a period of “reflection”, after crushing losses in working class districts in north...

Duration:00:06:58

Surrey’s mayor says ‘large amount’ of residents don’t want ridesharing… but is that accurate?

12/13/2019
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Mayors from Metro Vancouver almost all voted Thursday to fast-track a regional business licence model for ridesharing companies at the TransLink mayor’s council. All, that is, except for one. Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum was the sole voice of opposition around the table — voting against the motion because many residents of Surrey don’t want ridesharing in the city at all, he said. Guest: Linda Annis Surrey City Councillor

Duration:00:08:32

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

12/13/2019
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It’s @MikeSmythNews’s 🔥 question of the day: Some 69% of Vancouverites support having separated bike lanes in the city, according to a new Research Co poll. Do you think Vancouver should have more bike lanes?

Duration:00:01:49

The Best of The Simi Sara Show

12/12/2019
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CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @MikeSmythNews’s 🔥 question of the day: Ridehailing supporters have called for a single metro Vancouver business license to operate. Do you support this idea? CHAPTER 2 Andrew Scheer has resigned as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Andrew Scheer is resigning as Conservative Party leader. He told the House of Commons this is the best decision for the party. He told the House that alongside his friends in the Conservative...

Duration:01:18:02

Vancouver City Council puts off voting on controversial 2020 budget

12/12/2019
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Vancouver City Council has put off voting on the controversial 2020 budget- that has a 9.3 per cent hike in both taxes and fees. In a motion passed this week, council will wait until they hear from both the finance committee and staff recommendations. City Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung says staff also directed to come back with ways the city can save money - so the tax hike won't be as high. Guest: Dan Fumano Vancouver Sun city hall columnist

Duration:00:11:40

Which industries are the winners and losers in the CUSMA trade deal?

12/12/2019
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sparred today in question period in the House of Commons, with the Opposition leader pushing his Liberal counterpart on the updated North American free trade deal. Scheer quoted an American lawmaker who suggested Canada conceded to just about every point Democrats wanted before giving their political approval for the pact support by Republicans. Trudeau says the new deal will be good for the Canadian economy, workers and...

Duration:00:07:08

Forestry contractors bring their protest to the B.C. Legislature

12/12/2019
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Independent contractors brought their message to the B.C. Legislature on Wednesday, as they campaigned for an end to the Western Forest Products strike. Guest: Max Gerth Rally organizer Project Manager, Roc-Star Enterprises in Port Alberni

Duration:00:08:00

Windermere student speaks out against possible cuts to Culinary Arts program

12/12/2019
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Last night the Vancouver School Board held a meeting to hear from proponents of the Culinary Arts program. The elective course, which allows students to learn how to safely and efficiently prepare, cook, serve, and store food in a commercial setting , is currently on the chopping block due to concerns from Vancouver School Board management over declining enrollment and increasing capital costs associated with the program. In response to the cuts, organizations like the BC Restaurant and...

Duration:00:12:37

Andrew Scheer has resigned as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

12/12/2019
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Andrew Scheer is resigning as Conservative Party leader. He told the House of Commons this is the best decision for the party. He told the House that alongside his friends in the Conservative caucus, they have accomplished a lot on both the government and Opposition side of the benches -- and most importantly, he says they've kept the party united and strong. Guest: Colin Metcalfe Senior Advisor at the McMillan Vantage Policy Group Former director of regional affairs while James Moore...

Duration:00:06:43

Mayors Council passes motion to fast track regional ride hailing licences

12/12/2019
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Members of the TransLink Mayors Council have passed a motion to fast track a regional business licence model for ride hailing. Only Surrey Mayor, Doug McCallum, voted against; he says operations like Uber and Lyft are not welcome in his community and he is vowing to stop them. The Horgan government has made a number of promises to have ride sharing up and running in BC, but those promises have yet to pan out, and time is running low with Christmas fast approaching. One of the many...

Duration:00:09:47

Science With Simi: is B.C. at risk of a New Zealand-style volcanic eruption?

12/12/2019
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New Zealand military specialists are preparing to try to retrieve the bodies of eight victims of a volcanic eruption that claimed eight other lives and severely burned survivors on White Island. Authorities say tomorrow's dangerous recovery attempt will go ahead, despite concerns that the volcano could erupt again. On Thursday’s Science With Simi segment, we discussed the risks that exist here in British Columbia with a volcanologist from Simon Fraser University. Guest: Glyn...

Duration:00:10:13

Andrew Scheer has resigned as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

12/12/2019
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Andrew Scheer is resigning as Conservative Party leader. He told the House of Commons this is the best decision for the party. He told the House that alongside his friends in the Conservative caucus, they have accomplished a lot on both the government and Opposition side of the benches -- and most importantly, he says they've kept the party united and strong. Mercedes Stephenson is the Ottawa Bureau Chief for Global News and Host of The West Block. She broke the story. Guest: Charles...

Duration:00:07:06

CKNW’s Jon McComb on his career, his life so far, and his retirement

12/12/2019
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After a half-century of broadcasting, my next guest is getting ready for his final show on the Vancouver airwaves tomorrow morning. Jon McComb has been with CKNW radio for the past 36 years. He's the most listened to radio host in Vancouver today, and as he prepares to step down, we wanted to take some time to speak to the man behind the mic and reflect on his career, his life so far, and how he plans to spend his retirement. Guest: Jon McComb Jon McComb Show host

Duration:00:17:48