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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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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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Episodes

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

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: Michael Taube Columnist with Troy Media Former speechwriter for Conservative Prime Minister, Stephen Harper Guest: Sarah...

Duration:00:13:18

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

12/12/2019
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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?

Duration:00:03:43

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - The $10,000 gift from a generous CKNW listener to the Surrey Christmas Bureau / US House Judiciary Committee begins deliberations today on the articles of impeachment against President Trump / & More...

12/11/2019
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CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @MikeSmythNews’s 🔥 question of the day: A study by Medimap suggests average wait times at walk-in clinics in B.C. are twice as long as those in Ontario and Alberta. Cold and flu season can contribute to longer wait times, so have you got your flu shot this season? CHAPTER 2 Multiple deaths reported after plane crashes on northern Gabriola Island That’s Gabriola Island resident, Dave Holme. He saw the plane that crashed there last...

Duration:01:05:00

Toronto fans welcome Kawhi Leonard back for 1st time as a Los Angeles Clipper

12/11/2019
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The Toronto Raptors are gearing up to take on the LA Clippers tonight, which means a familiar face is back in the Air Canada Centre. Kawhi Leonard hits the hardwood tonight in Toronto for the first time since helping the team to its first NBA title this past summer. Prior to the tip off, the Raptors will hold a special ceremony presenting the final’s MVP with his very own championship ring. The game starts at 4:00pm our time. Guest: Daryn Bolland AM 640 Evening News Anchor

Duration:00:11:01

US House Judiciary Committee begins deliberations today on the articles of impeachment against President Trump

12/11/2019
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The US House Judiciary Committee begins deliberations today on the articles of impeachment against U-S President Donald Trump. Voting is expected in a matter of days by the committee and by Christmas in the full House of Representatives. If approved, the charges would then be sent to the Senate, where the Republican majority would be unlikely to convict Trump, but not without a potentially bitter trial just as voters in early presidential primary states begin making their choices. In their...

Duration:00:16:51

The $10,000 gift from a generous CKNW listener to the Surrey Christmas Bureau

12/11/2019
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Guest: Lisa Werring Executive Director of the Surrey Christmas Bureau Guest: Mister Blake Singer/songwriter Long-time donor to the CKNW Kids’ Fund, and one of our many generous listeners!

Duration:00:08:19

Meet the pilot who flew the first commercial electric plane

12/11/2019
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B.C.'s Harbour Air has become the first company in the world to successfully test a commercial electric plane with a smooth takeoff and landing yesterday in Richmond. CEO Greg McDougall piloted the retrofitted Beaver and says it was just like flying any other plane, except with a bit more kick. The seaplane company has partnered with Seattle-based engineering firm magniX, which designed the 750-horsepower electric engine for the test flight. Harbour Air hopes to welcome passengers aboard...

Duration:00:08:30

Greta Thunberg is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

12/11/2019
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Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. Time says Thunberg won the award for "sounding the alarm about humanity's predatory relationship with the only home we have." Thunberg is in Madrid today where she’s addressing the UN climate talks. Guest: Max Fawcett Former editor of Alberta Oil magazine

Duration:00:13:48

Air Canada customer service line overwhelmed by calls after launch of new reservation system

12/11/2019
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After weeks of concerns about its new reservation system heading into the holidays, Air Canada‘s customer service phone line stopped taking calls Monday morning. A recording on the airline’s customer service phone line has been telling callers: “Air Canada has recently introduced a new reservation system and call volumes are significantly higher than normal. Due to current volumes, I apologize that we are unable to place you on hold at this time.” Callers are given no option to speak to an...

Duration:00:10:07