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How a murky company with ties to the People’s Liberation Army set up shop in B.C.

The opening of a gallery and North American headquarters here by Poly Culture was the culmination of intense behind-the-scenes courting by local politicians — especially Liberal MLA Teresa Wat, then B.C.’s international trade minister — and was hailed in government documents as a major economic win and “significant day for British Columbia in its relationship […]

Duration: 00:23:56

Hearing told B.C. Liberals got donations from allegedly defrauded investors

A B.C. Securities Commission panel has heard that then-premier Christy Clark and her B.C. Liberals received $37,888 in political donations that came from investor funds for Cascade, the failed recycling scheme of prominent party supporter Paul Oei. Oei denies wrongdoing, and none of the allegations has been proven. Investigative reporter Sam Cooper joins the podcast.

Duration: 00:20:46

Verdict coming in B.C. polygamy trial

On Monday, the two former bishops of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will hear the verdict in their polygamy trial. Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham has been following the story of the polygamist community of Bountiful in southeastern British Columbia in southeastern British Columbia for 13 years.

Duration: 00:06:08

In Depth: Bountiful parents to be sentenced for trafficking their 13-year-old daughter

Brandon James Blackmore, 70, and Emily Gail Blackmore, 60, have been convicted of trafficking their 13-year-old daughter. At the time, both were living in Bountiful, B.C. and were devoted to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and its prophet, Warren Jeffs. The Blackmores will be sentenced on June 30. Vancouver Sun […]

Duration: 00:12:51

Medicinal Cannabis advocate Terry Roycroft

In this, Ian Austin's final episode as host of In Depth, Terry Roycroft, President and CEO of Medicinal Cannabis Resource Centre discusses how society's view of marijuana has changed over the decades.

Duration: 00:34:01

B.C.’s Water Sustainability Act

In this week's episode of In Depth we discuss government's decision to re-examine the amount of fees paid by commercial and industrial users of B.C.'s groundwater. Currently, industrial users are asked to pay $2.25 for every 1 million litres of groundwater extracted from B.C.

Duration: 00:48:24

What’s Next for Translink

What¹s next for embattled transportation authority TransLink. We hear from Canadian Taxpayers' Federation B.C. Executive director Jordan Bateman who drove the bandwagon for the 'No' campaign, Premier Christy Clark, Angus Reid pollster Shachi Kurl and Province reporter Frank Luba.

Duration: 00:58:28

Politician and Businessman George Affleck

Two-time NPA Vancouver Coun. George Affleck is, perhaps, Vision Vancouver’s most vocal critic. Over this four years in office he’s had to walk a line to find common ground that reflects the needs and desires of his constituents and the mandate set by governing party.

Duration: 01:01:48

Marijuana and AIDS

UBC Researcher MJ Malloy is the first researcher to determine that marijuana not only treats the symptons of AIDS but appears to help ward off the sometimes fatal disease.

Duration: 00:33:25

RCMP Sergeant Dale Carr answers your questions

In this special episode of In Depth, host Ian Austin poses your submitted questions regarding the ongoing battle against crime, gangs, drugs and violence in Surrey to RCMP Sergeant Dale Carr.

Duration: 00:43:20

BC Children and Youth Advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Host Ian Austion chats with BC's Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond who has a seemingly perfect combination of skills, education and background to do the job.

Duration: 00:38:37

Arthur Hadland and the Site C Debate

Host Ian Austin chats with 31-year Peace River Basin farmer and local politician Arthur Hadland about his life and how forces, after decades of debate, appear ready to flood some of B.C.'s finest farmland in search of hydro electric power at Site C.

Duration: 00:31:59

Andrea Ng Fights Back

Andrea Ng took on her cyberstalker - and her response went viral. On her blog,, the 21-year-old Kwantlen University public relations student wrote Cyber Bullying: My Story, which struck a chord and now has more than 30,000 views.

Duration: 00:29:46

Sgt. Lindsey Houghton and the gang life

In this week's episode of In Depth, host Ian Austin chats with Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of the gang-busting CFSEU (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit).

Duration: 00:32:12

Cannabis Activist Dana Larsen

Host Ian Austin chats with Dana Larsen, Vice President of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Director of Sensible BC.

Duration: 00:30:58

The Existence of Chemo-Brain

In this week's episode, host Ian Austin speaks with Dr. Kristin Campbell, UBC Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, about the University's research that proved the existence of chemo-brain.

Duration: 00:28:03

Assessing Vancouver’s Sports Franchises

In this episode of In Depth, host Ian Austin looks into how Vancouver's top tier sports franchises are thriving in a constantly changing market with guests Tom Mayenknecht and Ian Austin.

Duration: 00:50:33

Barinder Rasode

Host Ian Austin chats with Barinder. Rasode about her new opportunities, the challenges of juggling three kids and three jobs, and the future of British Columbia and, in particular, the city of Surrey.

Duration: 00:40:33

George Abbott

Host Ian Austin chats with former health, education and First Nations minister George Abbott about the job that was almost his.

Duration: 00:43:34

Global Personality Kristi Gordon

In Depth host Ian Austin and Dana Gee, host of The Province DGP podcast, chat with Kristi Gordon about her life as a working mother and reactions to the positive and negative comments about her pregnancy.

Duration: 00:33:35

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