BC Almanac-logo

BC Almanac

CBC

BC Almanac connects British Columbians as they share stories and ideas about what they have in common and what makes them different. Hosted by Mark Forsythe, the first hour is news and interviews from around B.C. After the 1 o'clock news the phone lines are open to listeners. The topics range from top BC news stories to what's new and controversial in areas such as health and education.

BC Almanac connects British Columbians as they share stories and ideas about what they have in common and what makes them different. Hosted by Mark Forsythe, the first hour is news and interviews from around B.C. After the 1 o'clock news the phone lines are open to listeners. The topics range from top BC news stories to what's new and controversial in areas such as health and education.
More Information

Location:

Vancouver, BC

Networks:

CBC

Description:

BC Almanac connects British Columbians as they share stories and ideas about what they have in common and what makes them different. Hosted by Mark Forsythe, the first hour is news and interviews from around B.C. After the 1 o'clock news the phone lines are open to listeners. The topics range from top BC news stories to what's new and controversial in areas such as health and education.

Twitter:

@bcalmanac

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

NOV. 24, 2017 Pedestrian safety. Black Friday.

11/24/2017
More
Sandy James, executive director of Walk Metro Vancouver, on pedestrian safety in the dark, rainy weather. Lindsay Meredith, marketing strategy emeritus professor at Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business, on Black Friday.

Duration: 00:49:31


NOV. 16, 2017 Distracted driving. Reena Virk anniversary.

11/23/2017
More
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation's Karen Bowman on distracted driving. Manjit Virk, father of Reena Virk, Learning Through Loss's Shauna Janz and the University of Victoria's Mandeep Macina on the 20th anniversary of Reena Virk's death.

Duration: 00:50:53


NOV. 21, 2017 National housing strategy. Cryptocurrency 101.

11/22/2017
More
UBC Business School Professor Tsur Somerville on the new national housing strategy. UBC Computer Science Professor Ivan Beschastnikh and HollisWealth's Senior Investment Advisor James Pelmore on the basics of cryptocurrency.

Duration: 00:50:56


NOV. 21, 2017 Child poverty. Rare disorders.

11/21/2017
More
Adrienne Montani, coordinator of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, on child poverty. Durhane Wong-Rieger, president of the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, on how governments decide which treatment to cover.

Duration: 00:49:53


NOV. 20, 2017 Affordable Housing Conference. BC Winter Weather.

11/20/2017
More
B.C. Non-Profit Housing's Kishone Roy and B.C. Co-op Housing Federation's Thom Armstrong on affordable housing. CBC Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe, Waddington's Outdoor's Sam Waddington, and Destination B.C.'s Janice Fraser talk about everything winter.

Duration: 00:53:30


NOV. 16, 2017 Distracted driving. Reena Virk anniversary.

11/17/2017
More
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation's Karen Bowman on distracted driving. Manjit Virk, father of Reena Virk, Learning Through Loss's Shauna Janz and the University of Victoria's Mandeep Macina on the 20th anniversary of Reena Virk's death.

Duration: 00:50:53


NOV. 15, 2017 Senior migration. Canada's role in peacekeeping.

11/15/2017
More
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Bruce Newbold, professor at McMaster University, go over Fraser Institute's new study on seniors migration. Former Canadian diplomat Paul Meyer and former peacekeeper Mark Towhey talk Canada's role in peacekeeping.

Duration: 00:50:19


NOV. 14, 2017 Short-term rentals. Canada's population.

11/14/2017
More
CBC municipal affairs reporter Justin McElroy and UBC Sauder School of Business associate professor Tom Davidoff on Vancouver's new short-term rental regulations. Doug Saunders, author of Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough.

Duration: 00:50:22


NOV. 13, 2017 Rent increases. Juvenile Diabetes

11/13/2017
More
Legal advocate, Russ Godfrey, and Rob Grant, Executive director Salt Spring Community Services, on rent rates province-wide. Dave Prowten, president JDRF, on Type 1 Diabetes.

Duration: 00:52:34


NOV. 10, 2017 Remembrance Day

11/10/2017
More
Cam Cathcart, director of the Vancouver Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victory Square, David Borys, host of the Cool Canadian History podcast, and Ed Fitch, past president of the National Last Post Fund, on the significance on Remembrance Day.

Duration: 00:50:38


NOV. 9, 2017 Pet legislation. Gardener Brian Minter.

11/9/2017
More
Jordan Reichert of PetsOK B.C. and David Hutniak of Landlord B.C. on proposed removal of flat-out pet bans from the Residential Tenancy Act. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

Duration: 00:50:41


NOV. 8, 2017. Trump election anniversary. Body image.

11/8/2017
More
Rachel Bitecofer, professor of political science at Christopher Newport University and author of "The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election" on one year of Trump. Hillary McBride, author of Mothers, Daughters and Body Image on body positivity.

Duration: 00:49:31


NOV. 7, 2017. Abottsford shooting reaction. Teleworking and alternative office spaces.

11/7/2017
More
Michael Swainson, a former first responder on how police and communities deal with the death of a police officer. Lisa Bull of Ceridian & Crystal Henrickson a career consultant talk about changing work spaces.

Duration: 00:48:45


NOV. 6, 2017 Conversations around overdose. Major Misconduct.

11/6/2017
More
Dr. Victoria Lee, Chief medical health officer with Fraser Health, on new guide to help families talk to loved ones about addiction. Jim Thomson and Georges Laracque on fighting in junior hockey as part of Jeremy Allingham's Major Misconduct series.

Duration: 00:50:31


NOV. 3, 2017 Eliminating MSP premiums. Soup stories.

11/3/2017
More
B.C.'s MSP Task Force's Lindsay Tedds, the Alberta Medical Association's Dr. Darryl LaBuick and the University of Manitoba's Dr. Alan Katz on eliminating MSP premiums. Sharon Hapton, founder of Soup Sisters.

Duration: 00:50:24


NOV. 2, 2017 Jumbo ski resort. Mechanic Sam Tremblay.

11/2/2017
More
CBC reporter Bob Keating on the Jumbo Glacier ski resort. Sam Tremblay, owner of Tremblay Motors, on winter car care.

Duration: 00:49:41


NOV. 1, 2017 BCUC's Site C report. Drug overdose response in schools.

11/1/2017
More
The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer and Sierra Club B.C.'s Galen Armstrong on the BCUC's final report on Site C. Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District's Susan Carr and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall on drug overdose response in schools.

Duration: 00:49:46


OCT. 30, 2017 Scarcity and cost of burial plots. Scary stories.

10/31/2017
More
Nicole Renwick, executive director of the Memorial Society of B.C. and Louise Bell, chair of the Denman Island Memorial Society on B.C. cemeteries. Comedian Scott Bae and author JJ Lee on scary stories.

Duration: 00:52:29


OCT. 31, 2017 Fireworks ban? Fears and phobias.

10/31/2017
More
Chris Baisley, who started a petition to ban 'consumer' fireworks in Vancouver, and Canadian National Fireworks Association's Melanie Sutherland. University of B.C.'s David Klonsky, and North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic's Dr. Melanie Badali.

Duration: 00:50:33


OCT. 27, 2017 Male response to #MeToo. Fall B.C. destinations.

10/27/2017
More
Ryan Avola, facilitator of iGuy workshops with Saleema Noon sexual health educators, and Mel Cassidy, cofounder of The Consent Crew, on male response to #MeToo. Janice Fraser, managing editor of Destination British Columbia, of favourite fall destinations

Duration: 00:50:15

See More