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The fight for compassion in an era of cruelty

6/26/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, if you watch, or read, or listen to the news…you’re probably afraid at least some of the time. And angry the rest of it. So how do we react to that? A lot of us shut down. But that won’t fix anything. What might fix things though, is all of […]

Duration:00:21:13

The Big Story Uncut: One Year of This Already?

6/25/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, when we launched this podcast, we didn’t know if we’d last a month. Now it’s been a year of big stories and we’re still here. So what were the best stories of our first year? The ones you listened to the most? The topics we covered most frequently? Our favourite […]

Duration:00:25:18

It took a while, but the Conservatives have a climate plan

6/24/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast: But…is it any good? We at the Big Story podcast are not equipped to assess a document dense with scientific jargon, but we know a noted Canadian climate scientist who absolutely is. So how does the Conservative plan stack up with the approach and promises made by the other three […]

Duration:00:22:10

Pride is corporate now. Is it too corporate?

6/21/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, it began as a fight — for space, for rights, for life. Now it’s a party. A really great, life-affirming party. With lots of sponsors. But has Pride in major cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver become too divorced from its roots? It’s a loaded question for many in the […]

Duration:00:22:29

Speed allowance for photo enforcement remains unknown

6/21/2019
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This week on Ask The Chief, NEWS 1130's Tim James is speaking with Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord about the new enforcement model.

Duration:00:07:08

Sharks with very sharp tweets

6/20/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, they crack jokes, they check one another out, they challenge stereotypes and they offer their followers a glimpse inside their everyday lives. At least as far inside as the data gleaned from their tags and published on social media can take us. The heart of Ocearch’s approach to conservation and […]

Duration:00:18:06

Pharmacare is on the table. Will anyone make it happen?

6/19/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, it’s the missing piece of Canada’s health-care puzzle. Most actual “care” in this country is covered and never refused, but millions of people still struggle to afford the medicines they’re prescribed. A long-awaited set of recommendations suggests Canada fix that by adopting a national, single-payer pharmacare plan. But that’s easier […]

Duration:00:23:57

Stalkerware: When a phone becomes a tool of abuse

6/18/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, as partner abuse goes digital, a watchdog group is warning Canadians how easy it can be for an abusive spouse to install Stalkerware on a victim’s phone. Much of it is specifically marketed and sold to help people surveil their partner’s without consent. And CitizenLab’s new report urges police and […]

Duration:00:23:23

On Vancouver Island, trees are vanishing…

6/17/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, timber poaching is exactly what it sounds like: People entering public forests, chopping down trees and carting them off. It’s not an easy way to make a buck, and it’s not legal either, but some people are desperate. What’s driving the spike in poaching of Vancouver Island’s forests? How does […]

Duration:00:19:14

Rats are taking over Toronto. The city is…studying it.

6/14/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, they swarm in alleys, crawl up toilets and dig through foundations. By every measure, rats are on the rise in Toronto—and in large cities around the world. The difference between Toronto and so many of those cities? Other cities take action when homeowners report infestations. So far, Toronto has no […]

Duration:00:24:33

Does a single-use plastics ban make sense? Would it work?

6/13/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, the oceans are clogged with plastics. Our recycling system is broken. Is it time to ban them wherever we can? The Liberal government’s new proposal to ban single-use plastics “as soon as 2021” could make that happen — but there’s an election in the way, not to mention that the […]

Duration:00:22:08

Out with the RCMP, in with the Surrey Police Department

6/12/2019
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This week on Ask The Chief, NEWS 1130's Tim James is breaking down the details of Surrey's police transition with Retired Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford.

Duration:00:12:00

Doug Ford’s government has bet on booze. Is it paying off?

6/12/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, Ontario’s laws governing the sale of alcohol are some of Canada’s strictest, and Doug Ford’s campaign was filled with promises to loosen them. Some of them have been delivered. Others have not. And one that’s just a final proclamation from becoming law could start a trade war that could cost […]

Duration:00:16:14

Edmonton doesn’t want to be Oil Town anymore

6/11/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, can a city change its fortunes by changing the industry its known for? Edmonton, Alberta is trying. Over the past two years, the city has launched a comprehensive strategy to attract medical research talent from around the world, by offering researchers access to data, artificial intelligence and industrial design resources […]

Duration:00:20:11

Christine Sinclair (probably) won’t play forever. So appreciate her now.

6/10/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, Canada’s opening match at the Women’s World Cup is today. And, as usual, the best player on the pitch will be Christine Sinclair. At age 36, she’s still the undisputed leader of her team, one of the very best women in the world at what she does and, right now, […]

Duration:00:20:17

iTunes is dead, and so is an era of music history

6/7/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, rip. Mix. Burn. That’s how Apple sold iTunes when it debuted. They didn’t intend the slogan to sound like a tacit endorsement of music piracy…but to a generation of music fans, that’s what it became. Apple killed the nearly 20-year-old piece of software this week, and even though it had […]

Duration:00:21:30

How did Canada and China end up here? How does it end?

6/6/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, the past six months have seen a brutal deterioration the Canada-China relationship. It all began because we did a favour for that other Superpower—the one to the south of us. Now China is using all of its levers—from detention of Canadians to trade and economic pressure—to push the Canadian government […]

Duration:00:20:50

Burnout syndrome is real, and getting worse

6/5/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, more of us than ever before are burning out at work. The rise in this kind of stress, in fact, is pronounced enough that last week the World Health Organization categorized “burnout” as an official occupational syndrome. That means no, you might not just be having a rough couple weeks. […]

Duration:00:20:36

Dementia and assisted death in Canada

6/4/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, when the government passed bill C-14, allowing chronically ill patients to access assisted death, some end-of-life conversations became easier. But not all of them. The current law in Canada does not allow patients who have been diagnosed with dementia to plan their deaths. For many people who are frightened about […]

Duration:00:23:30

What happens when a fatal grizzly bear attack goes viral?

6/3/2019
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In today’s Big Story podcast, it was a tragedy of the sort that sometimes happen in Canada’s North, where communities rub up against the wild. Two people, including an infant, were dead. So was A bear. A husband who lost his family in the attack was traumatized. And then the story broke online, and it […]

Duration:00:18:10