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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

Contact:

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


Episodes

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Day after BC Budget Reaction // Ottawa announces changes to mortgage stress test for insured mortgages // & More...

2/19/2020
CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @JodyVance’s 🔥 question of the day: straight up, where do you land? Do you oppose pipeline blockades or do you support protesters? CHAPTER 2 Day after BC Budget Reaction We’re the day after the BC Budget so we’ve had plenty of time to digest some of the big news coming out of the budget which includes three new taxes: a sugar tax, a streaming tax and a tax on the super wealthy (those who make over $220K/year) Finance Minister Carole...

Duration:01:23:53

Vancouver Giants on 10-game winning streak

2/19/2020
When it comes to sports in this town, we hear a lot of discussion about the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the BC Lions. But if you head east on Highway 1 out to Langley you’ll be able to watch the WHL’s Vancouver Giants who are currently on a 10-game winning streak. Guest: Barclay Parneta General Manager, Vancouver Giants

Duration:00:06:40

BC budget: sugary drinks to cost more… Will it be effective?

2/19/2020
In yesterday’s budget, the provincial government revealed they will be applying the provincial sales tax (7%) to carbonated sugary drinks. So what this means is that a $2 can of pop will cost 14 cents more after July 1st. The government projects the tax will generate $27 million of revenue in 2020, and then $37 million of revenue in 2021. A 2016 study published in PLoS Medicine suggested that a 10% excise tax on soda "could prevent 189,300 new cases of Type 2 diabetes, 20,400 strokes and...

Duration:00:17:14

Getting back to basics in municipal politics

2/19/2020
Potholes, broken and impassable sidewalks, garbage collection, clean streets regardless of the weather… these are all basics that cities MUST provide -- when this isn’t fulfilled, what can citizens do? Guest: Brad West Mayor of Port Coquitlam

Duration:00:12:32

The D.C. Debrief: U.S. President Trump’s pardon spree, Attorney General Barr’s threat to quit, and Bloomberg’s secret weapon

2/19/2020
Things are heating up in the run-up to the 2020 US presidential election. Guest: Jackson Proskow Global National Washington Bureau Chief

Duration:00:08:53

Ottawa announces changes to mortgage stress test for insured mortgages

2/19/2020
The federal government is changing the stress test rate for insured mortgages starting April 6. The government says the change will allow the rate to be more representative of the mortgage rates offered by lenders and more responsive to market conditions. Guest: Angela Calla Mortgage Expert & Best Selling Author, Host of The Mortgage Show on CKNW

Duration:00:07:07

What’s the impact of the coronavirus on the cruise ship industry?

2/19/2020
About 500 passengers left the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan today at the end of a two-week quarantine. It's not clear how many Canadians were allowed off the ship, which some experts have called a perfect new coronavirus incubator. Earlier today, Japan announced 79 more cases aboard the ship, bringing the total to 621. From the norovirus to measles, the cruise ship industry has dealt with their fair share of viral outbreaks. As fears increase around the potential spread...

Duration:00:14:20

Attempted Citizen’s arrest at Premier Horgan’s home

2/19/2020
Yesterday morning a group of protesters attempted to perform a citizen’s arrest on Premier Horgan’s home. Because of the budget lock-up we weren’t able to get anyone on but we wanted to bring in BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross to get his reaction today. Guest: Ellis Ross BC Liberal MLA for Skeena

Duration:00:10:29

Day after BC Budget Reaction

2/19/2020
We’re the day after the BC Budget so we’ve had plenty of time to digest some of the big news coming out of the budget which includes three new taxes: a sugar tax, a streaming tax and a tax on the super wealthy (those who make over $220K/year) Finance Minister Carole James spoke to Simi Sara on the CKNW Morning Show about the Guest: Maclean Kay Editor in Chief, TheOrca BC

Duration:00:09:16

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

2/19/2020
It’s @JodyVance’s 🔥 question of the day: straight up, where do you land? Do you oppose pipeline blockades or do you support protesters?

Duration:00:02:54

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Who is behind the protests against Coastal Gaslink // What stresses us out these days? // & More...

2/18/2020
CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @jodyvance’s 🔥 question of the day: With housing affordability continuing at crisis levels in the lower mainland, would you consider co-home-ownership? CHAPTER 2 Protests expected at the BC Legislature today If you watched the viral clips from the BC Legislature protests last week, you likely saw footage of our next guest, she’s rather famous for holding a feather in the path of those who might try to stop her activist message …....

Duration:01:29:27

BC Budget Breakdown

2/18/2020
We are expecting Carole James to start speaking here with details of the provincial budget. When she does, Richard Zussman from Global BC will join us with all of the details. He’s been in lock-up since 8am this morning going through all the details so that he can break it all down. Guest: Richard Zussman Global BC Online Journalist Based at the Legislature

Duration:00:13:04

When is it time to put down social media?

2/18/2020
We’ve all witnessed one, if not been a part of one … a twitter storm. The rather benign posting that suddenly turns to a crazy back and for that can sometimes leave the most innocent of posters feeling gaslit. There are trolls, and then there are bullies. The prior are often just out to muddy a matter …. The latter is more about tossing grenades, with little back up, and then pivoting to generalizations and whataboutism to avoid any fact-check on their “hot take”. To talk us through a few...

Duration:00:12:55

Vancouver sidewalks falling apart

2/18/2020
Have you looked around and seen issues on Vancouver streets and sidewalks falling into disrepair? Jordan Armstrong, Global BC reporter and anchor, did a story on Granville Strip sidewalks being all but impassable. Guest: Sarah-Kirby-Yung Vancouver City Councillor

Duration:00:11:24

Would you ever co-own a home?

2/18/2020
Would you ever co-own a home? What is co-owning, and how does it work? CKNW Contributor Claire Allen speaks with realtor Noam Dolgin about a new way to get into the market. If you want to learn more about co-ownership, visit cohobc.com Guest: Claire Allen CKNW Contributor

Duration:00:08:32

What stresses us out these days?

2/18/2020
A new poll from ResearchCo says a majority of BC parents are stressed by work and finance. 65% say it’s likely their children will have to move from the municipality they grew up in. Guest: Mario Canseco President, ResearchCo

Duration:00:08:15

Economic instability in 2020

2/18/2020
Economic Anxiety is real … and seems to be growing. There are so many variables at play both globally and locally …… think, trade issues with China, COVID 19 … Trump and lead up to the 2020 presidential election,and now in Canada we have issues with good being moved with rail blockades and port disruptions. Time to bring in the man who can give us the 411 on how things are playing out from a market or economic standpoint, host of Moneytalks, Michael Campbell joins us on the line.

Duration:00:11:45

Protests expected at the BC Legislature today

2/18/2020
If you watched the viral clips from the BC Legislature protests last week, you likely saw footage of our next guest, she’s rather famous for holding a feather in the path of those who might try to stop her activist message …. Chrissy Brett is on the line with us.

Duration:00:10:49

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

2/18/2020
It’s @jodyvance’s 🔥 question of the day: With housing affordability continuing at crisis levels in the lower mainland, would you consider co-home-ownership? You can vote on Twitter at @CKNW. You can also call the CKNW Buzz Line at (604) 331-BUZZ (2899) and leave your vote there!

Duration:00:01:52

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - BC Ferries receives injunction to prevent protesters from blocking terminals // Project Snowflake hit with fraud claim // & More...

2/17/2020
CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @JodyVance’s 🔥 question of the day: “Protesters” or “Land Defenders”, the debate is on about the correct term to use for Wet'suwet'en Supporters. What do you think is the appropriate term? CHAPTER 2 BC Ferries receives injunction to prevent protesters from blocking terminals BC Ferries has been granted a preemptive court injunction to prohibit Wet’suwet’en solidarity protesters from blocking any of its terminals. Spokesperson Deborah...

Duration:01:08:27