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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 - BREAKING: CUPE 7000 issues 72-hour strike notice for SkyTrain / Cellphone-related injuries are on the rise, study shows

12/6/2019
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CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: A U.S. study suggests 76,000 people suffered cellphone-related injuries from 1998 to 2017. Have you ever been hurt while using your cellphone? CHAPTER 2 Wally Oppal to McCallum: police transition committee will not have its work done by next week The chair of the provincial committee overseeing the creation of a new, civic police force in Surrey is telling the Mayor the work will NOT be done by...

Duration:00:57:34

The Surrey Christmas Bureau needs your help this holiday season

12/6/2019
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Guest: Lisa Werring Executive Director of the Surrey Christmas Bureau

Duration:00:07:01

Robson Street businesses are dealing with an apparent increase in the number of thefts

12/6/2019
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More now on a story we’ve been discussing on Global News in recent weeks, and that’s the apparent increase in the number of thefts and violence that local businesses are enduring at their premises. Guest: Teri Smith Executive Director of Robson Street Business Improvement Association

Duration:00:08:28

Why did the cost of Downtown Vancouver’s new park increase so much?

12/6/2019
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If you walk around the intersection of Richard and Smithe in Downtown Vancouver, you'll likely have seen the billboards promoting a new park that's going to replace a parking lot in the area. There should be some movement on the project early next week, because the Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver City Council are both expected to award the contract. But the price tag is prompting a few questions. The Vancouver Sun today is reporting that the original estimate was $8 million - which was...

Duration:00:07:38

BREAKING: CUPE 7000 issues 72-hour strike notice for SkyTrain

12/6/2019
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Skytrain union representatives have issued 72-hour strike notice to the BC Rapid Transit Company. According to a release from CUPE 7000 bargaining talks are still in progress and the union will have an update 11am tomorrow. That comes days after a bus and seabus strike was narrowly avoided at the 11th hour. Guest: Tony Rebelo CUPE 7000 President

Duration:00:03:54

Remembering an RCMP officer, who was purged from the force in 1964 for being gay

12/6/2019
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It’s a very popular thing these days to dig into your family history and learn more about those stories. Sometimes when you do that, you find that a family member was tied into history in ways you never realized. That’s what happened to Elenor Sturko. She is a corporal with the Surrey RCMP and is often the public face of the detachment. She loves policing, and it turns out, so did her great uncle - a former RCMP member. But here is where her family history becomes part of Canadian history:...

Duration:00:13:14

Cellphone-related injuries are on the rise, study shows

12/6/2019
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Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That’s according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for these mostly minor injuries. The research was led by a facial plastic surgeon whose patients include a woman who broke her nose when she dropped her phone on her face. Dr. Boris Paskhover of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School said his experience treating patients with cellphone injuries prompted...

Duration:00:07:45

A frightening moment for some people taking the bus in Vancouver on Thursday night.

12/6/2019
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Edison Wrzosek was on the B-Line bus eastbound when the commotion began… Edison said that the bus then came to a full stop at the Heather stop… and that’s when things took a dramatic turn. Unfortunately, Edison says that this situation has changed how he feels about transit…

Duration:00:05:28

Wally Oppal to McCallum: police transition committee will not have its work done by next week

12/6/2019
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The chair of the provincial committee overseeing the creation of a new, civic police force in Surrey is telling the Mayor the work will NOT be done by next week. Wally Oppal is telling Doug McCallum it's far more important to get the job done right, considering just how big the job is to replace the largest RCMP detachment in the country.

Duration:00:08:04

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

12/6/2019
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It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: A U.S. study suggests 76,000 people suffered cellphone-related injuries from 1998 to 2017. Have you ever been hurt while using your cellphone?

Duration:00:02:22

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Canada’s organ supply still isn’t meeting demand / 1 in 3 women have experienced sexual harassment in public / & More...

12/5/2019
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CHAPTER 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: Some 223 patients died in Canada while waiting for an organ transplant in 2018, according to new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Are you registered as an organ donor? CHAPTER 2 Abbotsford Mayor calling for better connections between YVR and YXX airports The Mayor of Abbotsford says public transportation should be expanded through the Fraser Valley, especially as volume...

Duration:00:51:09

The top cookbooks of 2019

12/5/2019
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Looking for inspiration in the kitchen this holiday season? Caren McSherry joins us to talk about where you’ll find the best recipes, as we countdown the best cookbooks of 2019. Guest: Caren McSherry Founder and President of the Gourmet Warehouse

Duration:00:29:36

New report from Statistics Canada finds that 1 in 3 women have experienced sexual harassment in public

12/5/2019
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A new report released from Statistics Canada has detailed the experiences that Canadians have had with sexual harassment. Guest: Sarah Leamon Criminal defense lawyer for the Sarah Leamon Law Group

Duration:00:06:40

Huawei aims to move its research facilities to Canada: Globe and Mail report

12/5/2019
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Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has spoken to the Globe and Mail newspaper, and in the interview he says that the company plans to move its research staff and offices to Canada. Right now, they're based in the United States. But they're hoping to make the switch because of the continuing deterioration of the relationship between the company and the U.S. Guest: Christian Leuprecht Political science professor at Royal Military College

Duration:00:09:56

Science With Simi: a career in cancer research

12/5/2019
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What does it take to be a cancer researcher? How do you help the world to know more about diseases like leukemia, or breast cancer? Well one of our own here in B.C., Dr Connie Eaves, knows all about this. She's being honoured this week as one of Chatelaine's Women of the Year. She joins me now to talk about her exceptional career. Guest: Dr. Connie Eaves Co-founder of B.C. Cancer’s Terry Fox Laboratory Chatelaine Woman of the Year

Duration:00:11:49

Local gang prevention programs to receive funding increase

12/5/2019
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The BC government is spending more money to expand its school-based gang and gun violence prevention program. Another $4.9 million will be spent over three years on a program called "ERASE"...."Expect Respect and a Safe Education." This money will go toward communities like Abbotsford, Burnaby, Surrey, Kamloops, Kelowna and Nanaimo. Guest: Janet Brown Global News Senior Reporter

Duration:00:06:30

Canada’s organ supply still isn’t meeting demand

12/5/2019
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A new report says 223 patients died while waiting for an organ transplant last year. Michael Terner of the Canadian Institute for Health Information says the data shows that Canada is struggling to keep pace with patients' needs, even as transplant practices have improved. Terner says rates of organ donation have increased over the past decade, but wait times continue to cost patients their lives. The CIHI report found that nearly 2,800 organ transplants were performed in Canada in 2018,...

Duration:00:08:05

Abbotsford Mayor calling for better connections between YVR and YXX airports

12/5/2019
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The Mayor of Abbotsford says public transportation should be expanded through the Fraser Valley, especially as volume through his city's airport continues to rise. Mayor Henry Braun says right now, they connect people coming into Abbotsford International Airport using E-bus - a charter that replaced Greyhound when it discontinued service last year. But he says those busses get caught on Highway 1, as the Trans Canada Highway out to Langley only has two lanes east and west. With exception...

Duration:00:09:49

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

12/5/2019
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It’s @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day: Some 223 patients died in Canada while waiting for an organ transplant in 2018, according to new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Are you registered as an organ donor?

Duration:00:03:04