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Victoria, BC

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CBC

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On The Island is a lively and informative blend of news, reviews and interviews, designed to keep Victorians informed about the issues that matter to them.

Language:

English

Contact:

CBC Radio - On The Island, 1025 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3P6 (250) 360-2227


Episodes

Addiction and exploitation: the story of one young female overdose victim

8/28/2017
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Heather McLean was just 17 years old when she died in a downtown Victoria hotel room from a fentanyl overdose. Her mother, Bonniejean Duncan, and her sister, Emily Chase, believe her exploitation by older men played a key role in her death.

Duration: 00:16:59


UVic grad creates award-winning robotic walking camper art piece

7/14/2017
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Art piece consists of a 1980s Slumber Queen Camper and six robotic legs, which it walks on 'like an insect'.

Duration: 00:06:33


Vancouver Island residents call for bypass around Duncan

7/13/2017
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Cobble Hill resident Bill Dumont and Andrew Poland of Duncan say the 13-km stretch of the Trans Canada highway through Duncan can take up to an hour to get through when traffic is at its heaviest.

Duration: 00:08:43


New measures boost addiction treatment access in Victoria

7/13/2017
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In Victoria, efforts to improve access to addiction treatment are expanding into the hospital emergency department and family physicians' practices.

Duration: 00:09:25


Mayor says bypass around Duncan would be costly and complicated

7/13/2017
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Duncan Mayor Phil Kent says building a bypass to avoid the TransCanada where it goes through Duncan would be challenging, and said there are other measures that can be done instead to improve traffic flow.

Duration: 00:09:44


John Horgan on the throne speech and the week ahead in B.C. politics

6/23/2017
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NDP leader John Horgan joins Gregor Craigie to discuss the BC Liberals' speech from the throne and his chances of becoming premier next week.

Duration: 00:10:13


Friday Political Panel on Liberals' throne speech and NDP-Green prospects

6/23/2017
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Martyn Brown, Elizabeth Cull, and Norman Spector join Gregor Craigie to discuss the Liberals' speech from the throne and the possible outcomes of an expected confidence vote in the B.C. legislature next week.

Duration: 00:18:58


Friday political panel awaiting the final B.C. elections results

5/22/2017
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Is a spirit of cooperation afoot around the B.C. Legislature? Martyn Brown, Elizabeth Cull, and Norman Spector join Gregor Craigie to discuss negotiations between three political parties that want a role in the next government.

Duration: 00:18:56


Political Panel on pending election results

5/17/2017
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Martyn Brown, Elizabeth Cull, and Norman Spector join Gregor Craigie to discuss the preliminary results of the May 9th election and what holding the balance of power could mean for the BC Greens Party.

Duration: 00:18:29


Meet the canvassers: Volunteers share their reasons for campaigning in B.C. election

5/8/2017
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Campaign volunteers for the BC Liberals, Greens and New Democratic Party talk about what motivates them to canvas door-to-door for their candidates.

Duration: 00:08:24


B.C. NDP leader John Horgan talks to Gregor Craigie

5/2/2017
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With less than two weeks to go in the provincial election campaign, John Horgan discusses raw log exports, childcare, ferry fares, and more.

Duration: 00:18:40


B.C. Liberals leader Christy Clark talks to Gregor Craigie

4/28/2017
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Christy Clark discusses softwood lumber, party finances, B.C. Ferries, and education with Gregor Craigie.

Duration: 00:17:39


B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver talks to Gregor Craigie

4/25/2017
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At the midway point of the B.C. election campaign, Green party leader Andrew Weaver sits down with Gregor Craigie to discuss softwood lumber, childcare, political financing and several other issues.

Duration: 00:19:02


Drug research dropped after health workers fired

4/10/2017
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UVic health researcher Alan Cassels talks about the decline of independent scrutiny of drugs as pharmaceutical companies gained influence over Pharmacare coverage

Duration: 00:08:22


Political Panel on Ministry of Health firings and the provincial election

4/7/2017
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Martyn Brown, Elizabeth Cull, and Norman Spector discuss the BC Ombudsperson's report on the Ministry of Health firings, and the provincial election campaign.

Duration: 00:16:42


Seniors with 'frisky feet' busk their way around world

4/4/2017
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Musicians Michael and Mary Hodges became travelling buskers after their children left home. "We wanted to see if we could make a living at it, and we did."

Duration: 00:06:26


Art on display 50 years after it was painted at the Alberni Indian Residential School

3/28/2017
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Gina Laing is a survivor of the Alberni Indian Reservation School. One of her paintings will be on display at the Canadian Museum of History. She told Gregor Craigie about the teacher who let her paint what she wanted and the impact it had.

Duration: 00:08:05


Muslim Interrupted. Comedian Ali Hussan is now hoping for more than just laughs.

3/17/2017
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Stand-up comedian Ali Hassan, who hosts CBC's Laugh Out Loud and Canada Reads, brings his Muslim Interrupted show to Victoria. He talks to Gregor Craigie about the show, and going for more than just laughs on stage.

Duration: 00:08:49


Students trained as sexual health 'ambassadors'

3/6/2017
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A new program at three Victoria-area high schools is training students to volunteer as sexual health ambassadors for their peers.

Duration: 00:07:14


Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil license cancelled

2/24/2017
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BC has stopped Cobble Hill Holdings Quarry from accepting contaminated soil, near Shawnigan Lake. Local residents worried it could contaminate their drinking water. Environment minister Mary Polak told Gregor Craigie why the decision was made.

Duration: 00:10:57

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