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Simi is a two-time B.C.A.B. award winner and a news junkie who loves the news business and talking about current events whether it's at home or at work.

Simi is a two-time B.C.A.B. award winner and a news junkie who loves the news business and talking about current events whether it's at home or at work.
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Simi is a two-time B.C.A.B. award winner and a news junkie who loves the news business and talking about current events whether it's at home or at work.

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Episodes

Full Episode: Did The Government Go Far Enough With The Housing Measures In The Budget? And More

2/21/2018
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Full Episode: Did The Government Go Far Enough With The Housing Measures In The Budget? And More.

Duration:01:02:41

SIMI’S LOSER AND WINNER OF THE DAY

2/21/2018
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:04:07

Big Tobacco Decries Budget Tax Increase

2/21/2018
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Effective April 1, 2018, the tobacco tax rates will be increased by 2.8 cents, to 27.5 cents per cigarette, and by 12.8 cents, to 37.5 cents per gram, for all tobacco other than cigars and cigarettes. Guest: Eric Gagnon

Duration:00:12:01

Did The Government Go Far Enough With The Housing Measures In The Budget?

2/21/2018
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The budget included $1.6 billion for affordable housing for students, Indigenous peoples, women and children fleeing abuse, and others. And while it increased financial assistance to seniors and low-income working parents who rent their homes, it failed to deliver the promised $400 renters rebate. As a seeming trade-off, the government said it would review the grant it gives to homeowners “to improve fairness.” Effective Feb. 21, there will be a hike on the property-transfer tax from three...

Duration:00:15:22

B.C. Businesses Blindsided By New Taxes In NDP Budget

2/21/2018
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B.C. businesses were shell-shocked by a $4.2-billion tax wallop inflicted by Finance Minister Carole James in Tuesday’s budget. That’s how much money the B.C. government will extract over three years from businesses under a new “Employer Health Tax” to replace phased-out Medical Service Plan premiums. Earlier this morning, Simi Sara asked Finance Minister Carole James if her government was concerned about how the increased taxes combined with the increase with minimum wage would impact BC...

Duration:00:16:27

HOT QUESTION OF THE DAY

2/21/2018
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Do you think the government’s housing measures in the budget will help you or your children afford a home? Yes

Duration:00:04:26

Full Episode: 'Metro Vancouver Could See Massive Turnover Of Mayors In Fall Election,' 'Quality B.C. Driver Education Could Cut Down Crashes: Expert' And More...

2/20/2018
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Full Episode: 'Metro Vancouver Could See Massive Turnover Of Mayors In Fall Election,' 'Quality B.C. Driver Education Could Cut Down Crashes: Expert' And More...

Duration:00:44:47

Metro Vancouver Could See Massive Turnover Of Mayors In Fall Election

2/20/2018
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At least half of Metro Vancouver’s 21 mayoral seats could be vacant going into this fall’s municipal election, according to many of the region’s mayors. You just heard Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore and Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read discussing why they are will each not be seeking re-election. Guest: Jennifer Saltman Reporter for the Vancouver Sun and The Province

Duration:00:06:22

How Canadian Kids Are Dealing With School Threats

2/20/2018
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Yesterday morning, a sexual assault on the track at Seaquam Secondary in North Delta triggered a code yellow lockdown. A young woman was grabbed from behind by a male suspect, with a medium build, wearing a dark hoodie. At the time, students inside the school did not know what was happening outside. All they knew was that there school was in a lockdown. Neville Chand is a Grade 12 student at Seaquam. He was live tweeting during the lockdown, reporting to the outside world what students were...

Duration:00:17:09

Quality B.C. Driver Education Could Cut Down Crashes: Expert

2/20/2018
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There aren’t many B.C. driving schools that teach the Graduated Licensing Program (GLP), and that may be one of the factors that’s costing ICBC, said one expert. Western-Canadian vice-president of the "Driving Schools Association of the Americas" Steve Wallace says there are only 56 of 647 BC driving schools that have the graduated licensing program in place. According to Wallace, even one driving lesson has been proven to reduce crashes. As well as there being no incentives for drivers to...

Duration:00:16:09

HOT QUESTION OF THE DAY

2/20/2018
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It’s budget day… and there has been a lot of anticipation around what the big day will bring. Will the government bring in a speculation tax to combat the housing crisis? What about the campaign promise to instate $10/day day care? How will the government extinguish the dumpster fire that is raging at ICBC? And most importantly, how much will this whole thing cost me? That brings us today’s question of the day: What should the provincial government’s main priority be in today’s budget?

Duration:00:03:02

Full Episode: 'Black Panther Roars Into The Box Office With $235 Million Opening,' 'B.C. Mom Whose Sons Died Of Overdoses Urges Mandatory Prescription Database Check' And More...

2/19/2018
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Full Episode: 'Black Panther Roars Into The Box Office With $235 Million Opening,' 'B.C. Mom Whose Sons Died Of Overdoses Urges Mandatory Prescription Database Check' And More...

Duration:01:10:09

SIMI’S LOSER AND WINNER OF THE DAY

2/19/2018
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:05:35

Black Panther Roars Into The Box Office With $235 Million Opening

2/19/2018
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Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is heading for a stunning $235 million debut over the four-day President’s Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Monday. “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has blown away its original tracking in less than a month. The film, which carries an estimated $200 million production cost, had been tracking to bring in between an impressive $100 and $120 million when first estimates emerged on Jan....

Duration:00:09:47

B.C. launches challenges of Alberta's ban on wine

2/19/2018
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An Insights West poll commissioned by Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart suggests 23% of those who are opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are willing to risk arrest in acts of protest and civil disobedience to halt the project. But the poll also finds that support for the pipeline expansion has actually grown in B.C. since November, while opposition has slightly dropped. Of the 938 British Columbians surveyed by Insights West, 48% said they support the pipeline expansion,...

Duration:00:10:39

BC Budget Preview

2/19/2018
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In studio: Keith Baldrey Global BC Legislative Bureau Chief

Duration:00:16:15

B.C. Mom Whose Sons Died Of Overdoses Urges Mandatory Prescription Database Check

2/19/2018
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Both of Helen Jennens' sons died of fatal overdoses. Now, she says their deaths could have been prevented if doctors had checked their prescription drug histories. Guest: Helen Jennens Lost two sons to the opioid crisis Member of Moms Stop The Harm

Duration:00:11:45

Attorney General Responds to Globe and Mail Money Laundering Investigation

2/19/2018
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Over the weekend, the Globe and Mail’s Kathy Tomlinson released her report into how lenders connected to the fentanyl trade are able to launder money by granting large cash loans and mortgages to metro Vancouver-area property owners. Tomlinson’s article drew a swift reaction from the public and from BC Attorney General David Eby. In a statement made over the weekend, Eby stated that the province will bring in new, concrete measures to "close the loopholes" which allowed these shady lenders...

Duration:00:12:11

HOT QUESTION OF THE DAY

2/19/2018
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On Sunday afternoon, more than a hundred people gathered at Jack Poole Plaza drawing attention to the housing affordability crisis in Metro Vancouver. The protest was organized by the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, Pets OK B.C. and HALT (Housing Action for Local Taxpayers). How should the government deal with the housing crisis in metro Vancouver? Ban foreign ownership Gov’t should stay out of it

Duration:00:04:58

Full Episode: 'Ride-hailing Report Shows Road Forward For Regulation In B.C.,' 'Celebrating Chinese New Year: The Lion Dance Team' And More...

2/16/2018
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Full Episode: 'Ride-hailing Report Shows Road Forward For Regulation In B.C.,' 'Celebrating Chinese New Year: The Lion Dance Team' And More...

Duration:00:47:37

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