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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.

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.
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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.

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English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Delete request: Social media expert dumps Facebook

12/15/2017
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Social media researcher Jaigris Hodson 'got tired of feeling I was being followed around the web, surveilled and advertised to via Facebook's algorithm.'

Duration: 00:08:50


Ski resort residents get fire protection for first time

12/5/2017
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A 2015 fire that destroyed three chalets on Mount Washington galvanized support for a vote to bring fire protection to the Vancouver Island community.

Duration: 00:09:34


Food rescue centre boosts fresh grocery supply for needy

11/30/2017
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Derek Pace, food security manager for Victoria's Mustard Seed, credits the new distribution warehouse for a 'dramatic change' in aid for local agencies.

Duration: 00:09:22


Falling donations, rising costs close 2 Easter Seals camps in B.C.

11/29/2017
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Summer camps to be closed in Squamish, Shawnigan Lake provided programs for children and young adults with disabilities.

Duration: 00:08:11


'Period Posse' helps with high cost of menstrual needs

11/28/2017
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A gripe about the high cost of tampons led Lindsay Shaw to launch a donation drive for menstrual products to help women experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Duration: 00:05:46


UVic research sheds light on Swiss 'Schindler' who defied Nazis

11/24/2017
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A University of Victoria researcher wants to shed light on the story of a Swiss bureaucrat who helped save the lives of more than 60,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

Duration: 00:09:45


New door to protect BC Transit drivers from assaults

11/23/2017
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'Assault by spit is something that’s become more and more common,' union president says, but incidents range from verbal abuse to punches.

Duration: 00:05:45


Victoria housing strategy easing shortage of supply

11/22/2017
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One year into Victoria's affordable housing strategy, construction in the city is starting to catch up with fast population growth.

Duration: 00:08:39


Sex workers find community, shed stigma as health advocates

11/21/2017
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UVic sociologist Cecilia Benoit talks about what happened when a University of Victoria research project trained sex workers to become volunteer peer advocates on health and safety issues.

Duration: 00:07:52


'Mighty Hughes' biography profiles influential public servant

10/25/2017
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Ted Hughes' inquiries and reports sent a premier packing, created independent children’s advocate, launched compensation for residential school survivors.

Duration: 00:08:32


Playground funding planned or B.C. schools, minister says

10/24/2017
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The days of bake sales and coupon-book fundraisers for school playground equipment could soon be over, according to British Columbia’s education minister.

Duration: 00:07:01


Does British Columbia Need a Disabilities' Advocate?

10/23/2017
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Chandar Sundaram is an historian and peer counsellor at the Victoria Brain Injury Society. He told Gregor Craigie why he believes BC needs an advocate for people with disabilities, similar to the Seniors' Advocate and Childrens' Representative.

Duration: 00:10:23


Getting Ready for an Earthquake and a Dam Failure in Campbell River

10/20/2017
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While many people in coastal British Columbia were practising their earthquake drill, people in Campbell River were also practising for a major dam failure. Stephen Watson, with BC Hydro, told Gregor Craigie why.

Duration: 00:07:12


Chasing Smoke: A Wildfire Memoir by Aaron Williams

10/20/2017
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Aaron Williams knows from firsthand experience what it's like to fight forest fires. He worked for the BC Fire Service for many seasons, and describes the life of a firefighter in this book.

Duration: 00:09:18


On The Island Political Panel on Ride-hailing, Fish Farms, & Seismic Preparations

10/20/2017
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Martyn Brown, Elizabeth Cull, and Norman Spector join Gregor Craigie in our Victoria studio to discuss ride-hailing, fish farms, and seismic preparations in British Columbia.

Duration: 00:18:49


'One-stop shop' for youth mental health opens in Victoria

10/19/2017
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By the time of the official announcement for the new youth mental health hub in Victoria Thursday, it already had 3,000 registered patients.

Duration: 00:08:01


Indigenous Explorers in Ken McGoogan's New Book

10/18/2017
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Canadian author Ken McGoogan tells Gregor Craigie about his new book Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage, and the indispensable role of indigenous explorers in the Actic.

Duration: 00:16:56


Indigenous Education at UVic - Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

10/16/2017
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Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy is a lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Victoria. She told Gregor Craigie about the indigenous focus of some of the courses she is teaching.

Duration: 00:10:17


Is light rail transit off the rails for Victoria?

10/12/2017
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A promised business-case study on putting light rail transit on the old E and N Rail line is delayed, and Langford Mayor Stew Young says it could be too late and too costly to save the old tracks.

Duration: 00:09:26


Courtenay seniors home shutdown sparks scramble for beds

10/10/2017
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A seniors advocacy group is hoping Abbeyfield House in Courtenay can still reopen as seniors housing. It closed last month after operators said they were unable to meet residents’ increasing care needs.

Duration: 00:05:55

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