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BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.

BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.

Location:

Vancouver, BC

Description:

BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.

Twitter:

@bcalmanac

Language:

English

Contact:

B.C. Almanac, Box 4600 Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4A2 (604) 669-3733


Episodes

Strategies for wildfire mitigation; what does Pride mean to you?

7/26/2021
Hear from the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. about strategies to mitigate the risk of wildfires in our province. In our second half, we reach out to Pride Societies around B.C. to find out what Pride means to them, as Vancouver Pride Week gets underway.

Duration:00:45:02

Wildfire evacuation holdout. Urban coyotes. Master gardener Brian Minter.

7/23/2021
Ostrich farmer Katie Pasitney discusses why she isn't leaving her community of Edgewood, BC, despite wildfire evacuation orders. Biologist and zoologist Myles Lamont discusses growing human-wildlife conflicts following yet another coyote attack in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Master gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

Duration:00:50:27

Artist Bobbi Kozinuk explores queer stories of pandemic isolation

7/22/2021
Artist Bobbi Kozinuk gives a tour of her sound art installation "Language as a Virus" -- an interactive radio experience that lets listeners hear user-submitted stories of pandemic isolation, broadcast over low-power FM radio around False Creek in Vancouver.

Duration:00:05:36

Olympics. Pandemic isolation in queer communities.

7/22/2021
CBC reporter and former Olympian Karin Larsen and viaSport CEO Charlene Krepiakevich look ahead to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. We get a tour of Bobbi Kozinuk's sound art installation "Language as a Virus," and QMUNITY co-executive director of programs and services Anoop Gill discusses maintaining connections in queer communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:51:06

Wildfires and tourism. Point Roberts and border closures. Electric vehicles.

7/21/2021
As wildfires continue to force evacuation alerts and orders across BC, RDOS information officer Erick Thompson and CBC reporter Brady Strachan give updates on the latest fire situation, while Tourism Industry Association of BC chair and BC Hotel Association president Ingrid Jarrett discuss the effect of the fires on BC's tourism industry and people's summer travel plans. Aly Hayton, owner of the only grocery store in Point Roberts, discusses the toll the extension of the American border...

Duration:00:50:02

The BC Today Karaoke Special

7/20/2021
Journalist Mel Woods and musician Richard Pinto discuss the joys of karaoke -- and our listeners give us their best renditions of their karaoke favourites.

Duration:00:24:19

Provincial response to wildfires. Karaoke.

7/20/2021
BC Wildfire Service information officer Sarah Hall and CBC reporter Anita Bathe give updates on the wildfires burning across BC, including the Nk'mip fire near Osoyoos; First Nations Emergency Services Society forest fuels management liaison Brendan Mercer discusses provincial response to the fires so far. Journalist Mel Woods and musician Richard Pinto discuss the joys of karaoke -- and our listeners give us their best renditions of their karaoke favourites.

Duration:00:50:30

Long-term care visitation rules relaxed. Enjoying the natural world.

7/19/2021
Menno Place CEO Karen Biggs discusses the relaxing of COVID-19 visiting rules in BC's long-term care facilities for fully vaccinated visitors, which begins today. Filmmaker Bob Turner discusses his new film "Dance of the Herring" and the joy of experiencing the natural world across the province.

Duration:00:49:48

Wildfires, US-Canada border reopening, and cooling your home

7/16/2021
Fire Information Officer Karley Desrosiers gives an update on wildfires burning across BC. An SFU research fellow explores the implications of fully-vaccinated Americans being able to enter Canada as early as mid-August. And with parts of the province experiencing record-breaking heat temperatures, UBC professor Adam Rysanek discusses how to keep your home cool and smoke-free.

Duration:00:49:58

Wildfires and natural disaster stress. Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc report findings.

7/15/2021
With wildfires prompting more evacuation alerts across the province, BC Wildfire Service information officer Sarah Hall gives an update on the situation; then, 100 Mile House mayor Mitch Campsall and UBCO nursing professor Nelly Oelke discuss the stress and anxiety that come with living through natural disasters, particularly those related to climate change. With the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announcing the findings of its preliminary report on unmarked graves connected to the...

Duration:00:49:57

Construction site safety. Getting kids involved in sports.

7/14/2021
The CBC's Chris Walker gives an update on the crane collapse in Kelowna that killed five people earlier this week; Christopher McLeod, head of UBC's Occupational and Environmental Health Division, discusses safety on the job and how to make construction sites safer. Olympic gold medalist Kyle Shewfelt discusses getting kids involved in sports and how to be a supportive parent for young athletes.

Duration:00:49:22

Requiring COVID vaccinations for healthcare workers. Summer treats and drinks.

7/13/2021
CBC reporter Tom Popyk gives an update on a fatal crane collapse in Kelowna. BC seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie discusses whether COVID vaccinations should be mandatory for healthcare workers. Chef Andie Bulman and the CBC's Baneet Braich share their recipes for their favourite summer treats, including mango lassi, chocolate mint mousse and more.

Duration:00:49:59

Drinking in parks. Childcare for kids with complex needs.

7/12/2021
The CBC's Baneet Braich gives an update on the wildfire situation around the province. With drinking now being legal in some parts of some Vancouver parks, Vancouver city councillor Pete Fry and Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research director Dr. Tim Naimi discuss whether drinking should be more widely allowed in BC parks. The CBC's Zameer Karim gives an update on a crane collapse in downtown Kelowna. Karla Verschoor, executive director of Inclusion BC, discusses the difficulties of...

Duration:00:50:27

Rebuilding after the Lytton fire that destroyed the community

7/9/2021
Lytton residents toured the community to survey the aftermath of the fire that destroyed the village. Guests: Priscilla Kazarian, Emergency Operations Centre information officer, Taylor Colman, B.C. Wildfire Service Fire information officer and Amy Cardinal Christianson, Fire Research Scientist with the Canadian Forest Service and a Métis woman from Treaty 6 Territory. Brian Minter in the second half.

Duration:00:49:23

Indigenous voices in Canadian politics. Pet appreciation.

7/8/2021
After Vancouver-Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould announces she will not be seeking re-election, we discuss how to make Canadian politics more welcoming and inclusive for Indigenous voices with former Tsleil-Waututh chief Leah George-Wilson and Kwakwaka'wakw leader and former NDP candidate hopeful Bob Chamberlin. BC SPCA senior manager Emilia Gordon discusses the many benefits of having a pet in your life.

Duration:00:50:16

Transitioning to low-carbon energy. MuchMusic relaunches.

7/7/2021
In the aftermath of a record-breaking heatwave, Clean Energy Canada executive director Merran Smith and UBC political scientist Kathryn Harrison discuss whether BC is doing enough to transition to low-carbon energy sources. As MuchMusic relaunches as a digital-first network, former MuchMusic VJ and producer Monika Deol joins the CBC's Lisa Christiansen and Gurpreet Kambo to discuss the legacy of the station and its golden age in the late 1980s through early 2000s.

Duration:00:50:18

MuchMusic relaunches.

7/7/2021
As MuchMusic relaunches as a digital-first network, former MuchMusic VJ and producer Monika Deol joins the CBC's Lisa Christiansen and Gurpreet Kambo to discuss the legacy of the station and its golden age in the late 1980s through early 2000s.

Duration:00:23:02

Mary Simon named governor general. Preparing for future extreme heat.

7/6/2021
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council president Judith Sayers and UFV political scientist Hamish Telford discuss the announcement of Mary Simon as Canada's next governor general -- the first Indigenous person to hold the office. Vancouver City Planning Commission member Amina Yasin, Radical Action With Migrants in Agriculture spokesperson Elise Hjalmarson and UBC respiratory medicine department head Dr. Chris Carlsten discuss various aspects of preparing for future extreme heatwaves.

Duration:00:49:48

Preparedness for future wildfires. Masks no longer mandatory.

7/5/2021
After an early start to wildfire season, Brenden Mercer (forest fuels management liason with First Nations' Emergency Services Society of BC) and George Abbott (former MLA and author of a report on the government's response to the 2017 wildfires) discuss whether BC is prepared for future wildfires. Family physician Dr. Birinder Narang discusses the first few days of the rescinded mask mandate in BC, and TransLink spokesperson Tina Lovgreen discusses the decision not to extend that mandate on...

Duration:00:50:00

BC wildfires and evacuations.

7/2/2021
As wildfires continue to burn and force people out of their homes across the province, we take your calls and get the latest updates from Erika Berg with the BC Wildfire Service; Michelle Nordstrom with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District; CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe; and CBC reporter Brady Strachan.

Duration:00:50:09