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Hear the latest topical local, national and international news stories of the day. Join the discussion by phone, text or e-mail.

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Episodes

Full Episode: WholeFoods Chaos, Game Changing Tech & Selling BC

1/19/2018
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Chapter 1: -It’s Chaos on the Shelves at some Whole Foods stores around North America. It seems that ever since Amazon took over the grocery chain, they’ve been running out of stock, seeing empty shelves and having customers asking WHY? Chapter 2: -Jon is applauding the Aquariums decision to ban all dolphins and cetaceans at their facilities. The time and public opinion has caught up to the Aquarium and they could no longer continue to do the good work that they do when being held...

Duration: 01:24:41


The Shift Begins on CKNW

1/19/2018
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A new voice will be joining the national conversation on Canadian airwaves. Beginning Jan. 22, Justin “Drex” Wilcomes will bring his unique off-the-cuff personality, no-holds barred interview style and witty candor to Canadians in seven markets from Vancouver to Toronto with a new talk show, The Shift with Drex.

Duration: 00:07:02


The Look Back: Dolphins, Whales & Mobility Pricing

1/19/2018
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This week the Vancouver Aquarium announced it will no longer keep dolphins and whales in captivity at their facility in Stanley Park. This comes after animal rights groups and the public in general has made it clear that these large, smart animals shouldn’t be held in tanks. We look back at the news of the week with “Back on the Beat” host John Daly.

Duration: 00:14:29


Premier Horgan and Crew Head on Trade Trip

1/19/2018
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What can BC expect from the Trade Trip the NDP government is taking to 3 Asian Countries. Premier John Horgan heads out tomorrow on his Asian trade trip to China, Korea and Japan and plans to talk LNG with partners for Shell’s Kitimat-based LNG Canada project. Guest: Jobs, Trade and Technology minister Bruce Ralston

Duration: 00:07:14


Game Changing Technology Helping Fire Fighters with Overdoses

1/19/2018
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It’s being called a ‘game changer’ in the fight against the opioid overdose crisis. The city of Surrey has developed software that looks at data from dispatch calls in real time for signs of overdose ‘clusters.’ The software issues email alerts to first responders if there are lots of overdoses in the same area in a short time period. Surrey’s fire chief Len Garis says it’s a first for North America. Guest: Surrey fire chief Len Garis

Duration: 00:05:38


Confessions of an Uber Driver

1/19/2018
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In order to continue the conversation on ride-hailing in BC, we decided to explore what kind of employment experience it could be for British Columbians. In order to do so, we reached out to Uber drivers around the world. We found them through the Reddit Uber driver community, as well as private networking groups for Uber on Facebook. We asked them to share their experiences as drivers with us - both the good and the bad. Drivers were selected based on geography (as the aim was to represent...

Duration: 00:15:00


Tech Report: Pulling Dumb Video's Off The Net

1/19/2018
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Well you might be dumb enough to get yourself involved in the “Tide Pod Challenge” but going forward your idiotic escapades are going to be for your eyes only. Facebook and Youtube are starting to pull all the video’s associated with the ridiculous challenge of swallowing dish detergent pods, and it’s probably about time! Tim Dickert has the tech report.

Duration: 00:02:41


View From Victoria: LNG Pillow Fight

1/19/2018
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Is Andrew Weaver’s threat to bring down the government over LNG for real? Or is it just another pillow fight? Premier John Horgan heads out tomorrow on his Asian trade trip to China, Korea and Japan and plans to talk LNG with partners for Shell’s Kitimat-based LNG Canada project. The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration: 00:09:51


Niki Brings The News: Up In Smoke on BC Ferries

1/19/2018
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As of Jan. 22, passengers won’t be allowed to smoke on BC Ferries. Spokesperson Deborah Marshall says the ban doesn’t just apply to cigarettes – e-cigarettes are also not allowed, meaning ‘vaping’ is also against the rules. She says officials won’t be cracking down, though.

Duration: 00:04:45


A Game Changing Technology In The Fight Against Opioid Overdose

1/19/2018
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It’s being called a ‘game changer’ in the fight against the opioid overdose crisis. The city of Surrey has developed software that looks at data from dispatch calls in real time for signs of overdose ‘clusters.’ The software issues email alerts to first responders if there are lots of overdoses in the same area in a short time period. Surrey’s fire chief Len Garis says it’s a first for North America.

Duration: 00:06:03


The Aquarium Got It Right...But Don't Blame the Media

1/19/2018
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Jon is applauding the Aquariums decision to ban all dolphins and cetaceans at their facilities. The time and public opinion has caught up to the Aquarium and they could no longer continue to do the good work that they do when being held back by the debate over keeping these large animals in tanks. But, the CEO tried to blame the media and animal rights groups as the reason for the decision which Jon takes an issue with.

Duration: 00:04:42


What's in The News with Gord MacDonald

1/19/2018
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It’s Chaos on the Shelves at some Whole Foods stores around North America. It seems that ever since Amazon took over the grocery chain, they’ve been running out of stock, seeing empty shelves and having customers asking WHY?

Duration: 00:08:16


Full Episode: More Bike Lanes, More Wind Energy & No Whales or Dolphins

1/18/2018
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Chapter 1: -Is Canada prepared for Nuclear War? There is a major US nuclear submarine base just across the border that could be troublesome for West Coasters if missiles start to fly. -Does Canada need its own Minister of Loneliness to combat the issues of isolation in seniors and more and more in youth who spend all their time attached to their smartphones and on the internet not interacting with the world around them. Chapter 2: -Vancouver City Council has given the go-ahead for a...

Duration: 01:30:30


No More Whales or Dolphins At The Vancouver Aquarium

1/18/2018
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The Vancouver Aquarium has announced it will no longer display whales and dolphins. In a statement, CEO and President Dr. John Nightingale says the Aquarium will now focus on "raising awareness of ocean issues impacting other marine animals and will no longer display cetaceans at its facility." However, it will continue to house the Pacific white-sided dolphin Helen, and will also help with any temporary accommodation needed for rescued cetaceans. Guest: Vancouver Aquarium CEO Dr John...

Duration: 00:16:00


The Fitness Segment: Getting In A Group Class

1/18/2018
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It’s Fitness Thursday and Steve Nash Fitness is here to talk about getting yourself involved in group fitness class. A lot of people chose a class in order to not only get fit and have fun, but for the added benefit of social engagement. Being a part of a work-out group can leave you a happier workout knowing your not the only one going through the ups and downs of a training schedule or routine. Guest: Ingrid Knight-Cohee, Director of Group Fitness.

Duration: 00:15:14


Can Wind Energy Power BC?

1/18/2018
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Alberta has seen the future and has actual data that shows the cost of alternative energies such as Wind Power has decreased in cost and is now a viable option for power generation. With actual data showing the merits of these technologies, why is BC still pitting all their hopes on the Site C Dam. Guest: Energy lawyer David Austin

Duration: 00:08:58


Is BC Healthcare Broken and Can it Be Fixed?

1/18/2018
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Surrey father Brett Rodway needed to see a doctor so that his 12-year old son could have some stitches removed. But his family’s doctor’s office was closed, so he went to a walk-in clinic after school. He was told the clinic wasn’t taking any more patients as they had reached their quota for the day. Is this the type of healthcare we should be providing to BC Residents? Guest: Health Minister Adrian Dix

Duration: 00:07:06


Is Canada Prepared for Nuclear War?

1/18/2018
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Is Canada prepared for Nuclear War? There is a major US nuclear submarine base just across the border that could be troublesome for West Coasters if missiles start to fly. Should Canadians be worried? Guest: Dr. James Fergusson, director of the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies

Duration: 00:08:15


Tech Report: Drone Saves The Day

1/18/2018
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It’s a Bird, It’s a plane...No It’s a Drone that is about to save the day! You hear a lot about drones on the tech report, and a drone that we featured a year ago has become the world’s first to save the life of 2 swimmers in Australia. Tim Dickert has the story on today’s tech report.

Duration: 00:03:12


View From Victoria: Green Party Rocks the Boat

1/18/2018
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B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is continuing to rock the boat but what will Premier John Horgan do about it? The Province Newspapers Michael Smyth is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration: 00:08:41

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