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Mornings with Simi airs weekdays from 5:30 am to 9 am on 980 CKNW.

Mornings with Simi airs weekdays from 5:30 am to 9 am on 980 CKNW.


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Mornings with Simi airs weekdays from 5:30 am to 9 am on 980 CKNW.






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The Best of the Simi Sara Show - March 27th, 2020

Continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Cautious optimism around COVID-19 in BC

While we haven't planked or flattened the curve, Dr. Bonnie Henry today revealed that what we are doing, is helping. That doesn't mean we need to stop doing what we're doing. We chat with Daniel Coombs, UBC Professor with expertise mathematical models of pandemic growth and control. Part of a group of professors from UBC and SFU advising the B.C. Centre for Disease Control on their pandemic modelling.


3D printing to support healthcare workers

A BC company is using 3D printers to help create face shields for healthcare professionals. We chat with Leon Ng CEO, Founder LNG Studios


Should CERB and PWD be accessible to disabled workers as well?

A group of advocates is calling on the provincial government to allow workers on welfare to access the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit. We chat with Douglas King Executive Director, Together Against Poverty Society


What BC's economic forecast looks like

Job losses, general unemployment, and a seemingly grim outlook. What's the fallout of COVID-19 on the economy? We chat with Jock Finlayson Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Business Council of BC


COVID-19 and what we can learn from Taiwan

Taiwan and Canada had their first cases of coronavirus at about the same time, but their experiences have been quite different. To date, Canada has 4,018 cases of COVID-19 and 39 deaths. Taiwan, on the other hand, has 256 cases of COVID- 19 and only two deaths. CKNW Contributor Claire Allen spoke with J. Michael Cole, a senior fellow of the Macdonald Laurier Institute about what has contributed to Taiwan’s success in the battle against COVID-19


The Best of the Simi Sara Show - Marh 26th, 2020

Continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic


Local company donating thousands of shoes to healthcare workers

Co-founder of Vessi joins us to talk about what they're doing to help out during this pandemic. Her name is Mikaella Go.


In case you missed it, the tax filing deadline has been extended

What do you need to know about getting your taxes filed this year and accessing money set aside for COVID-19 financial support? Gerry Vittoratos, UFile National Tax Specialist answers that question.


Vancouver Tenants Union reaction to renter support

We chat with Mazdak Gharibnavaz, Member of the Steering Committee at the Vancouver Tenants Union


Where is BC at when it comes to flattening the curve?

For more on that we chat with Jason Tetro, the host of the Super Awesome Science Show.


President Trump looking to put troops near Canadian border

American government officials inside Donald Trump’s White House are actively discussing putting troops near the Canadian borders in light of U.S. border security concerns around the coronavirus pandemic, sources tell Global News. Guest: Amanda Connolly, National Online Journalist, Politics


How B.C.’s COVID-19 testing compares to the rest of the world

South Korea has been seen as having one of the better responses to COVID-19 due in part to their immense testing, but did you know B.C. is actually testing three times more per capita? Guest: Ian Young, Vancouver Correspondent, South China Morning Post


B.C. bans resale of food, medical supplies under coronavirus state of emergency

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is using extraordinary powers under a state of provincial emergency to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province's ongoing response to novel coronavirus. Guest: Keith Baldrey, Global News Legislature Bureau Chief


🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

It’s @jillreports’ 🔥 question of the day: What could you not live without if you had to quarantine for 14 days? You can vote on Twitter at @CKNW.


The Best Of The Simi Sara Show: Fear, Fraud, and Phishing Amid an Outbreak, BC Funeral Providers, Social Distancing in an Open House, & More!

Chapter 1 Hot question of the day It’s @jillreports’ hot question of the day: How would you like to see the government handle rent and mortgage payments during the #COVID19 pandemic? Subsidize paymentsDelay payments 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! Chapter 2 Registered nurses write open letter to Justin Trudeau and John Horgan A group of registered nurses has written an open letter to Prime...


B.C. funeral providers ask government to be declared essential service during COVID-19 pandemic

Jason Everden is the head of the British Columbia Funeral Association which represents funeral directors, embalmers, crematorium operators, and cemetery workers, and he recently wrote a letter to the provincial government asking to be declared an essential service. CKNW Contributor Claire Allen spoke with Jason about why they’re looking for this designation


Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association Launches Meal Program to help frontline workers

The Downtown Surrey Business improvement Association has launched a meal program in collaboration with the Surrey Hospital Foundation aimed at helping workers on the COVID-19 front line. Guest: Elizabeth Model, CEO, Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association


Welfare Wednesday could lead to overdose spike amid COVID-19

An addiction specialist is expressing concerns that we could see a spike in overdoses today because of COVID-19. Guest: Nirmala Raniga, Addiction Specialist


Social Distancing in Real Estate Transactions

A clause in the Land Titles Act is causing issues for real estate lawyers trying to practice good social distancing. Guest: Kenneth Pazder, Lawyer with the Pazder Law Corporation