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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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Vancouver, BC

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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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@simisara980

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English

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Suite 2000 - 700 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC Canada V7Y 1K9 (604) 280-9898


Episodes

Full Episode: Some Limo Drivers Are Breaking The Rules

10/20/2017
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Earlier this week, the government announced that they would be delaying their decision on ridesharing, and would instead be ordering a review on the taxi industry. Ride-sharing may take another year to hit the ground in B.C., but Uber and Lyft may not be the only threat to cabbies. B.C. Limousine Association Director Sarb Nagra says over the past couple years some limo drivers have been breaking the rules by picking up street passengers.

Duration: 00:40:28


FOODIE FRIDAY: Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

10/20/2017
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FOODIE FRIDAY: Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Guest: Caren McSherry - Founder and President of Gourmet Warehouse

Duration: 00:15:13


B.C. Limousine Association Director Says Some Drivers Are Breaking The Rules

10/20/2017
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Earlier this week, the government announced that they would be delaying their decision on ridesharing, and would instead be ordering a review on the taxi industry. Ride-sharing may take another year to hit the ground in B.C., but Uber and Lyft may not be the only threat to cabbies. B.C. Limousine Association Director Sarb Nagra says over the past couple years some limo drivers have been breaking the rules by picking up street passengers.

Duration: 00:15:04


Full Episode: Solly’s Bagels Forced To Limit Opening Hours Due To Labour Shortage

10/19/2017
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Just the other day, Simi was on her way to buy some bagels from Solly’s Bagels, but was surprised to find that the location she was headed to was closed. The store posted a sign on the door which said that they were forced to close early due to a staff shortage. Guest: Leah Markovitch - Owner of Solly’s Bagels

Duration: 00:48:49


Centre For Addiction And Mental Health Honours Corey Hirsch

10/19/2017
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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) launched Difference Makers: 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health in January 2017. Canadians were invited to nominate someone who has made a difference through research, philanthropy, advocacy, social change or inspiration. From more than 3,700 names put forward from across the country, 27 people from British Columbia and Northern Canada will be honoured as Canadians who are changing the course of mental health. One of the people who is...

Duration: 00:11:01


Transforming Companion Animal Welfare In BC

10/19/2017
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On October 21st, the Animal Welfare Advisory Network of BC will be holding its inaugural conference, and they will be focusing on the issue of companion animal welfare in BC. Elizabeth Jensen is the Northeast Regional Director of Best Friends Animal Society, and she will be delivering the keynote address at the upcoming conference. Best Friends Animal Society is a leader in the no-kill initiative, and recently worked with the state of California to pass a law that would require all pet...

Duration: 00:07:59


PARENTING WITH TIM: How To Talk To Your Kids About Consent And Sexual Assault

10/19/2017
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The Harvey Weinstein scandal has had many people wondering about the epidemic of sexual harassment and assault within our society, and what it, if anything, will work to help eradicate it. How do we prevent this from happening again? How do we prepare our daughters to handle that moment when someone wants to use their position of power over them? How do we prepare our sons to not be a Harvey Weinstein when they grow up? How to we prepare both our sons and daughters to stand up to this...

Duration: 00:14:57


Why Are So Many Businesses Experiencing Labour Shortages?

10/19/2017
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Why Are So Many Businesses Experiencing Labour Shortages? Guest: Christian Saint Cyr - Author, BC Labour Market Report

Duration: 00:06:25


Solly’s Bagels Forced To Limit Opening Hours Due To Labour Shortage

10/19/2017
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Just the other day, Simi was on her way to buy some bagels from Solly’s Bagels, but was surprised to find that the location she was headed to was closed. The store posted a sign on the door which said that they were forced to close early due to a staff shortage. Guest: Leah Markovitch - Owner of Solly’s Bagels

Duration: 00:09:02


Full Episode: The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dies At 53

10/18/2017
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Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip who's determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53. Downie died Tuesday night ``with his beloved children and family close by,'' the band said in a statement on its website Wednesday morning. In the wake of his diagnosis with glioblastoma, an incurable form of cancer, the musician became a symbol of perseverance in the face of his mortality. ``Gord knew this day was coming, his response was to spend this...

Duration: 00:45:23


Why Is So Much Money Laundering Occurring In Metro Vancouver Casinos?

10/18/2017
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Over the past few weeks, the Vancouver Sun’s Sam Cooper has been detailing his investigation into alleged money laundering that is occurring in metro Vancouver casinos. Guest: Dr. Garry Smith Gambling Research Specialist at University of Alberta’s Gambling Research Institute.

Duration: 00:13:02


Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough

10/18/2017
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To face the future, Canada needs more Canadians. But why and how many? Canada’s population has always grown slowly, when it has grown at all. That wasn’t by accident. For centuries before Confederation and a century after, colonial economic policies and an inward-facing world view isolated this country, attracting few of the people and building few of the institutions needed to sustain a sovereign nation. In fact, during most years before 1967, a greater number of people fled Canada than...

Duration: 00:11:17


Victoria Developer Already Offering ‘Local’s First’ Program To Home Buyers

10/18/2017
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Yesterday, Vancouver City Council has passed a resolution that could be the first step to seeing a "locals first" rule for would be home-buyers. The motion introduced by Mayor Gregor Robertson passed 7-2. Local property developer and real estate consultant Michael Gellar says it's a good idea, but it won't work. Well, sorry Michael, but one property developed in Victoria has put the ‘local’s first’ policy into practice, and, according to them, it is working! Chard Development recently...

Duration: 00:07:41


The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dies At 53

10/18/2017
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Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip who's determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53. Downie died Tuesday night ``with his beloved children and family close by,'' the band said in a statement on its website Wednesday morning. In the wake of his diagnosis with glioblastoma, an incurable form of cancer, the musician became a symbol of perseverance in the face of his mortality. ``Gord knew this day was coming, his response was to spend this...

Duration: 00:13:48


Full Episode: BC NDP Defends Decision To Delay Ride Sharing Decision

10/17/2017
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Transportation Minister Claire Trevena was on the CKNW Jon McComb Show this morning defending the government’s decision to delay a decision on ridesharing in B.C. It was announced yesterday that the B.C. government has hired an industry expert to consult and create a “made-in-B.C.” solution to ride-sharing which he’s not expected to finish until early 2018. In a statement, UBER Canada says it's seeking clarification in light of yesterday's announcement by the BC NDP. UBER Canada says it is...

Duration: 00:45:03


Delay On Ridesharing Decision Creates Tension During Question Period

10/17/2017
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The government was on the defensive in Question Period today regarding their announcement that they would be delaying their decision on ridesharing. Minister Trevena announced that the government would be commissioning another study on the issue of ride sharing and would be hiring Dan Hara, an industry expert who looked at ride-hailing in B.C. and created a report for the City of Vancouver in 2015.

Duration: 00:07:34


British Columbians Overwhelmingly Want Competition, Choice In Auto Insurance: Poll

10/17/2017
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Seventy eight per cent of British Columbians expressed their desire for more choice and more competition in the province's auto insurance system. Guest: Aaron Sutherland - Vice President, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Duration: 00:12:34


Former NHL Goaltender Takes A Hard Line On Head Injuries

10/17/2017
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From the bestselling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador—who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015—the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries. Guest: Ken Dryden - Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author, and former NHL goaltender Author of the new book, Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey

Duration: 00:11:03


BC NDP Defends Decision To Delay Ride Sharing Decision

10/17/2017
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Transportation Minister Claire Trevena was on the CKNW Jon McComb Show this morning defending the government’s decision to delay a decision on ridesharing in B.C. It was announced yesterday that the B.C. government has hired an industry expert to consult and create a “made-in-B.C.” solution to ride-sharing which he’s not expected to finish until early 2018. In a statement, UBER Canada says it's seeking clarification in light of yesterday's announcement by the BC NDP. UBER Canada says it is...

Duration: 00:14:16


Full Episode: Vancouver By-Election Turnout - What Happened?

10/16/2017
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The City of Vancouver says it is focusing on increasing voter engagement for next year's municipal election. About 11 per cent of eligible voters showed up at the polls for Saturday's by-election. The city's Chief Election Officer says she thought the turnout would be higher. In an e-mail to CKNW, Janice MacKenzie wrote she is pleased with the turnout in some areas and how well the election was delivered. The city previously stated it expected the turnout to be between 20 and 25 per cent.

Duration: 00:50:18

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