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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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Episodes

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

Thieves steal thousands of dollars worth of gifts for those in need from the Surrey Christmas Bureau

12/11/2019
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The Surrey Christmas Bureau was broken into at 6:20 this morning, thieves kicking in the back door and making off with 3 laptops and thousands of dollars worth of gift cards that were going to teenagers. If you can help out the Christmas Bureau, it's located on City Parkway, across from the Surrey Central Skytrain station. Guest: Lisa Werring Executive Director of the Surrey Christmas Bureau

Duration:00:08:00

Multiple deaths reported after plane crashes on northern Gabriola Island

12/11/2019
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That’s Gabriola Island resident, Dave Holme. He saw the plane that crashed there last night dive toward the ground near his home. Three investigators from the Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive early this afternoon at the scene of a plane crash on Gabriola Island last night. Guest: Brad Macleod Global News Reporter, live on Gabriola Island

Duration:00:07:18

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

12/11/2019
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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?

Duration:00:02:36

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