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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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English

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


Episodes

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been in a Chinese jail for one year

12/10/2019
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David Lametti speaking today on the first anniversary of the detention of two Canadians by China. Their names are Michael Spavor, and Michael Kovrig. Now China is hinting at upcoming trials for the two Canadians. The detentions are widely believed to be an attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The detentions of Kovrig and Spavor came days after Meng was arrested at YVR, at the request of American authorities who want...

Duration:00:11:10

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - SkyTrain strike: how negotiations between unions and companies are won / Are your kids safe while playing online games? & More...

12/10/2019
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CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @MikeSmythNews’s 🔥 question of the day: The value of residential single-family homes in the Lower Mainland is forecasted to drop by five to 15% when the next BC Assessment figures are released. Are you happy about this? CHAPTER 2 SkyTrain strike: how negotiations between unions and companies are won The voice of CUPE 7000 President, Tony Rebelo, speaking to reporters early this morning. Service is getting back to normal on the Expo...

Duration:01:15:17

Today is Human Rights Day

12/10/2019
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Today is Human Rights Day, and in B.C., this is a particularly momentous occasion. In September, lawyer Kasari Govender was announced as B.C.'s new human rights commissioner — the first since since the province's human rights commission was abolished in 2002. CKNW Contributor Claire Allen spoke with Commissioner Govender about human rights in our province.

Duration:00:05:53

‘Canadian eyes only’ intelligence reports say Canadian leaders attacked in cyber campaigns

12/10/2019
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Russia is one of the hostile foreign states that has targeted Canada in recent “cyber influence” campaigns, according to secret intelligence records obtained exclusively by Global News. The records from Canada’s Communications Security Establishment are labelled “Secret: Canadian Eyes Only”. They say that due to their policies in Eastern Europe, then-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan, are among the Canadian targets of “cyber...

Duration:00:07:05

Russia banned from Olympic Games, World Cup for tampering with doping data

12/10/2019
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Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years on Monday, a period that includes the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, for tampering with doping-related laboratory data. The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is a serious blow to Russia‘s already tarnished sporting reputation and a disappointment for Russian sportsmen and sportswomen, who will not now be able to perform at the Olympics under their own flag and national...

Duration:00:07:48

Does the transit strike highlight vulnerabilities in Metro Vancouver’s transportation system?

12/10/2019
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The voices of some relieved commuters on the SkyTrain network throughout the morning. After 18 hours of non-stop bargaining, and 10 minutes before the 5am strike deadline, CUPE Local 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company announced a tentative contract settlement. It meant the strike was narrowly averted. Details won't be released until a ratification vote. The passengers we heard from there had a plan B, but so many students and workers told their stories in recent days and weeks weren’t...

Duration:00:12:50

Are your kids safe while playing online games?

12/10/2019
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A recent expose by the New York Times have revealed how sexual predators use online video games to groom and lure children. Jesse Miller is the founder of Mediated Reality, and he joins us now to discuss the risks of online gaming and what parents and grandparents can do to ensure their kids are safe online. Guest: Jesse Miller Mediated Reality

Duration:00:16:17

UBC declares climate emergency, will divest endowment fund out of fossil fuel companies

12/10/2019
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UBC has declared a climate emergency, and as part of their efforts, the board of governors has agreed to move investments away from fossil fuels. This follows a long-running discussion by various parties about whether this is a necessary move to help protect the environment. Mike Smyth hosted a debate on the topic on the Simi Sara Show on Tuesday. Guest: Michelle Marcus UBC Alma Mater Society councillor Co-ordinator of UBCC350, group pushing for UBC to divest away from fossil fuel...

Duration:00:16:31

SkyTrain strike: how negotiations between unions and companies are settled

12/10/2019
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Service is getting back to normal on the Expo and Millenium SkyTrain lines, after a struck by 900 SkyTrain employees was narrowly averted. After 18 hours of non-stop bargaining and 10-minutes before the 5am strike deadline, CUPE Local 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company announced a tentative contract settlement. Details won't be released until a ratification vote. So how are disputes like this settled? What goes on behind the closed doors, and how do two sides come to an...

Duration:00:14:26

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

12/10/2019
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It’s @MikeSmythNews’s 🔥 question of the day: The value of residential single-family homes in the Lower Mainland is forecasted to drop by five to 15% when the next BC Assessment figures are released. Are you happy about this?

Duration:00:01:41

Travel Best Bets: Tips for celebrating the Holidays Away

12/9/2019
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DEALS: Riviera Maya, Mexico Mar 2, 6 or 9 Air & 7 nights in a 4.5 beachfront all-inclusive resort $899 + $539 tax 12 Night Hawaii Cruise Apr 29 Air, 1 night hotel & 11 night cruise $1199 + $498 tax 10 Night Thailand Island Hopping Apr 1-Oct 20 Air, 10 nights hotel(4-star), breakfast daily, 2 full-day tours & all transfers (Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi, Koh Lanta) $2299 + $530 tax Guest: Claire Newell President and Founder of Travel Best Bets

Duration:00:07:51

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Uber’s sexual assault report prompts calls for introduction of ridehailing in B.C. to be delayed / Debate: what to do with illegal pot shops in B.C.? & More...

12/9/2019
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CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @MikeSmythNews’s 🔥 question of the day: Are you confident a deal can be reached between CUPE and the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company to avert tomorrow’s SkyTrain shutdown? CHAPTER 2 Uber’s sexual assault report prompts calls for introduction of ridehailing in B.C. to be delayed Guest: Stacey Forrester Coordinator with Good Night Out CHAPTER 3 Debate: what to do with illegal pot shops in B.C.? A newly-formed squad is...

Duration:01:13:50

Should beauty salons be regulated?

12/9/2019
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In Vancouver, a woman is suing a beauty spa, alleging that she was left with scarring during a treatment she received there. The allegations have not been proven in court. At present, spas like these are not regulated. But should they be? Guest: Greg Robins Executive Director of Beauty Council of Western Canada

Duration:00:11:34

CRTC’s new plan to tackle scam calls involving fake caller IDs

12/9/2019
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We’ve probably all been there - a phone call comes in and the caller ID says it’s coming from the CRA, or the cops. But it’s not real - it’s a scam - someone displaying a fake ID so they can try to trick you. So today, Canada’s broadcasting and cellphone regulator is out with a new plan to tackle that. And they want mobile phone companies to get on board and use new technology that would help reduce the number of fake caller ID scams out there. Guest: Patricia Valladao Spokesperson for...

Duration:00:11:58

There’s a new attraction at Disneyland that’s getting rave reviews

12/9/2019
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Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando is home to a new attraction: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Mike spoke to Greg Antonelle, founder of MickeyBlog.com, to learn more. Guest: Greg Antonelle Founder of MickeyBlog.com

Duration:00:10:58

11:05 am - The Simi Sara Show

12/9/2019
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A newly-formed squad is raiding illegal cannabis stores across B.C. The Community Safety Unit has already raided 21 unlicensed retailers, according to Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth. One of those impacted was Dana Larsen, whose Medical Cannabis Dispensary near Thurlow and Davie was raided in late October. You may remember we spoke to him live on the Simi Sara Show while that raid was taking place. He joins us again today to debate the necessity of this Community Safety Unit - along...

Duration:00:16:26

Uber’s sexual assault report prompts calls for introduction of ridehailing in B.C. to be delayed

12/9/2019
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Guest: Stacey Forrester Coordinator with Good Night Out

Duration:00:12:21

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

12/9/2019
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It’s @MikeSmythNews’s 🔥 question of the day: Are you confident a deal can be reached between CUPE and the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company to avert tomorrow’s SkyTrain shutdown?

Duration:00:04:13