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Vancouver, BC

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CBC

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Listeners tune in for the latest local and provincial news, sports, traffic and weather. Interviews, panel discussions and entertainment information round out this lively and relevant show.

Language:

English

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The Early Edition Box 4600 Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4A2 604 662 6118


Episodes

August 16, 2017 - Minimum wage debate

8/16/2017
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Minimum wage will go up 50 cents an hour in BC starting next month, with plans to reach 15-dollars an hour by 2021. We debate the issue with Val Litwin and Irene Lanzinger.

Duration: 00:13:36


August 15, 2017 - Grizzly hunt

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The BC government says they put an end to the trophy hunting of grizzly bears, but even some conservationists have questions about their approach. We speak with the head of Pacific Wild, Ian McAllister.

Duration: 00:07:01


August 14, 2017 - ICBC finances

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ICBC 'is on the path to insolvency' is what bureaucrats are telling the new NDP government, according to Minister David Eby. We speak with former civil servant Richard McCandless about what he thinks can be done to right this sinking ship.

Duration: 00:07:15


August 11, 2017 - Andrew Weaver

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The B.C. government has hired outside counsel to help it join a legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Hear B.C. Green Party leader, Andrew Weaver.

Duration: 00:09:31


August 10, 2017 - Salish Blankets

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A new book co-authored by hereditary Squamish chief Janice George, Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth, honours the role weaving has played in Salish culture.

Duration: 00:07:35


August 9, 2017 - Homeless Youth

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Stephen Gaetz urges provinces to provide support for foster children until age 25 because he found foster kids are more than 200 times more likely to become homeless than the general population.

Duration: 00:07:17


August 8, 2017 - Airbnb

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A new study out of McGill found a small number of commercial property owners are making the majority of Airbnb's revenue for short-term rentals. Hear from its lead author David Wachsmuth.

Duration: 00:07:43


August 7, 2017 - Fire update

8/7/2017
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We speak to Clinton cattle rancher Greg Nyman about the impact the wildfires have had on his animals and get an update from Chief Fire Information Offcier Kevin Skrepnek.

Duration: 00:18:20


August 4, 2017 - Jim Stanford on Australia's LNG

8/4/2017
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The Pacific Northwest LNG project is no longer going ahead, but rather than lament the loss Canadian professor of economics Jim Stanford says we should be glad that BC dodged a bullet.

Duration: 00:08:47


August 3, 2017 - Site C debate

8/3/2017
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The provincial government is making good on an election promise to send the Site C dam to an independent review. We get reaction from those who support the project, and those who oppose it.

Duration: 00:13:41


August 2, 2017 - NDP Minister Selina Robinson on housing promises

8/2/2017
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Justin Trudeau told us his government is making historic investments in affordable housing. We speak with Seline Robinson, the new provincial minister of housing for how the funding will be spent.

Duration: 00:08:43


August 1, 2017 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

8/1/2017
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's had a first-hand look at the impact of BC's wildfire crisis. He joins us in studio to talk about what he saw, and what support is coming for those affected by the fires.

Duration: 00:11:53


July 31, 2017 - Wildfire weather

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Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for an extended stretch of hot weather is expected with daytime temperatures in the upper-30s. We speak with Lori Daniels, an associate professor of forest ecology for the University of BC.

Duration: 00:08:19


July 28, 2017 - BC Attorney General David Eby on political donations

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BC Attorney General David Eby says his government still plans to ban big money from politics, but the legislation may not be coming as quickly as they had promised.

Duration: 00:09:12


July 27, 2017 - Metrotown Demovictions

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A plan to turn the Metrotown area into a high-density downtown is going ahead, even though protesters tried to stop Burnaby council from voting on it this week. So is storming council meetings and protesting really the best way to fight?

Duration: 00:12:20


July 26, 2017 - Audrey Vance reaction to Blackmore's lawyer

7/26/2017
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Winston Blackmore's defence lawyer Blair Suffredine says there's no evidence his client has caused any harm by practicing polygamy. We speak to Audrey Vance, a long-time activist in Creston who says otherwise.

Duration: 00:11:31


July 25, 2017 - Wally Oppal on Bountiful decision

7/25/2017
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Two former leaders of a fundamentalist Mormon sect in Bountiful BC have been found guilty of polygamy. We speak with former BC Attorney General Wally Oppal about this historic, complex case.

Duration: 00:07:38


July 24, 2017 - Polygamy verdict

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A verdict is expected today in the polygamy case of two men from the fundamentalist Mormon community of Bountiful BC. We speak to Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham, who has been covering the case and is in Cranbrook to hear the decision.

Duration: 00:09:17


July 21, 2017 - new NDP minister of education Rob Fleming

7/21/2017
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Teacher hiring, funding, seismic upgrades.. Minister of Education Rob Fleming has a long list of issues in his portfolio. We speak to him next about what his priorities are.

Duration: 00:11:15


July 20, 2017 - Bowen Island logging

7/20/2017
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BC Timber Sales drafting a new Forest Stewardship Plan that could result in logging on Bowen Island. We speak with Bowen Island's Mayor Murray Skeels about the plan.

Duration: 00:09:11

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