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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: Tsunami Warnings in BC, Threatening The Government & Green Tech in Solitary

1/23/2018
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Chapter 1: -Tensions have eased along the British Columbia coast as a tsunami warning issued early this morning has now been cancelled. The warning was issued shortly after a 7.9-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Alaska at about 1:30 a-m, but a wave with the potential to cause significant damage was not generated and the warning was lifted at about 4:30. Chapter 2: -In Tofino, locals and guests staying at a hostel on the beach were in disbelief. An earthquake off the coast of Alaska...

Duration: 01:34:00


The Marriage of Solitary Confinement and Green Technologies

1/23/2018
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A Thousand Days of Solitude, a film on solitary confinement, focuses on the change in the way we view judicial punishments. It's also a unique film because it uses green methods (ie renewable technologies) to tell the story of how a change in old ways of thinking can lead to a better future. Guest: Filmmaker Jeremiah Benskin

Duration: 00:21:45


Let Them Debate!

1/23/2018
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Tonight, They Debate! The Long list of liberal leadership hopefuls will take the stage to debate the issues, their platforms and what their goals would be if elected to the Leadership position. Guest: Global BC reporter Keith Baldrey, who’s moderating the debate

Duration: 00:08:52


Does Tsunami Warning Suggest We Are Getting Close To "The Big One"?

1/23/2018
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Tofino tourist Alia Dharssi was asleep in her hotel room when she received a call there had been an earthquake and a tsunami warning had been issued for coastal B.C. While the warnings went out, was there ever any fear of a total devastation scenario? Guest: Professor Simon Peacock, Dean of Faculty of Science, UBC. Academic earthquake expert

Duration: 00:07:26


How Prepared Were Emergency Services After Tsunami Warning?

1/23/2018
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Tensions have eased along the British Columbia coast as a tsunami warning issued early this morning has now been cancelled. The warning was issued shortly after a 7.9-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Alaska at about 1:30 a-m, but a wave with the potential to cause significant damage was not generated and the warning was lifted at about 4:30. Guest: Emergency Services minister Mike Farnworth

Duration: 00:07:01


Tech Report: It's Time To "Go"

1/23/2018
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The new Amazon Go store opened in Seattle yesterday. This store has no check-outs - you simply grab what you need off the shelf and walk out the door. Scanners automatically charge your bank account/credit card.

Duration: 00:05:30


View From Victoria: Bringing Down The Government

1/23/2018
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Is Andrew Weaver's threat to bring down the NDP government over LNG production for Real? Weaver is scheduled to talk to Premier John Horgan today by phone from China, where Horgan is on a trade mission. Horgan has said he will promote LNG investment in China, South Korea and Japan during the trip. The Province newspaper’s Michael Smyth is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration: 00:10:29


Niki Brings The News: Safer Sidewalks and Learning to Talk

1/23/2018
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A notoriously deadly crosswalk in Burnaby is about to finally get safer & Oscar nominations have been announced! However, one of the presenters making the announcement could not stop screwing up names.

Duration: 00:07:11


Residents Respond After Tsunami Warning

1/23/2018
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A tsunami warning for the coast of British Columbia has been cancelled after a powerful earthquake struck Alaska Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at about 1:32 a.m. PST and had a preliminary reading of 8.2, which it later revised to 7.9. It struck 278 kilometres southeast of Kodiak at a depth of about 10 kilometres.

Duration: 00:05:59


Mayor of Tofino Breathes A Sigh of Relief

1/23/2018
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Tsunami warning cancelled for all of BC’s coast. The town of Tofino, right in the firing line, started mass evacuations. Guest: Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne

Duration: 00:06:09


What's in The News with Gord MacDonald

1/23/2018
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In Tofino, locals and guests staying at a hostel on the beach were in disbelief. An earthquake off the coast of Alaska prompted evacuation warnings from Haida Gwaii south to Tofino and even the Victoria area. The warning has since been cancelled but it was a tense night for locals.

Duration: 00:07:39


Special Edition: Tsunami Warning Off BC Coast

1/23/2018
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Tensions have eased along the British Columbia coast as a tsunami warning issued early this morning has now been cancelled. The warning was issued shortly after a 7.9-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Alaska at about 1:30 a-m, but a wave with the potential to cause significant damage was not generated and the warning was lifted at about 4:30.

Duration: 00:06:59


Full Episode: Surrey Golf Course Opposition, Burnaby Kinder Morgan Opposition,

1/22/2018
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Chapter 1: - Opposers of a redevelopment plan of a Surrey Golf Course are unhappy about city council removing their signs of protest, prior to a city council meeting. Chapter 2: - Burnaby's opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline is growing in strength. We also get some thoughts from citizens of the lower mainland on the buzzlines. Chapter 3: - A windstorm ravaged the lower mainland and fraser valley, and the Patriots overcame great adversity to send themselves to another Super...

Duration: 01:29:17


The 'Wild West' Of Online Marketing

1/22/2018
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Bloggers and so-called ‘influencers’. Who are these people who make big bucks posting to millions of followers on their Instagram, Twitter and YouTube accounts? Global News reporter Michelle Morton takes a closer look at the new age of Marketing and why some describe it as the "Wild West." GUEST: Global News’ Michelle Morton

Duration: 00:12:20


Vancouver Whiskey Raids Take Us Back In Time

1/22/2018
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Restaurants reportedly selling contraband booze have been the subject of 'Whiskey Raids', having their liquor seized. Guest: Martyn Brown Former Deputy Minister and Frequent Contributor to the Georgia Straight

Duration: 00:07:21


Red Tape Awareness Weak Paperweight Awards

1/22/2018
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Red Tape awareness week bestows recognition on government and agencies who showcase examples of excessive regulation leading to hurting businesses. Guest: Richard Truscott - VP B.C. and Alberta Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Duration: 00:07:09


Latest Poll Shows John Horgan Has Big Lead

1/22/2018
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A poll done by Mainstreet shows John Horgan well ahead of Liberal and Green Party candidates. Guest: Dr. Joseph Angolano - Vice President of Analytics Mainstreet

Duration: 00:06:58


SAG Awards Presented By Almost All Females

1/22/2018
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It was a powerful show of solidarity during the SAG awards last night, and a majority of the award presenters were female. Guest: Steve Futterman - CBS Reporter

Duration: 00:04:43


Robson Pot Vendors Come Under The Spotlight

1/22/2018
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A CTV news story exposing the dealings of the marijuana mini-mall near Robson Square have angered Vancouverites.

Duration: 00:06:59


Surrey City Council Removes Signs Of Protest

1/22/2018
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The conversation continues regarding opposition of the redeveleopment proposal for a golf course in Surrey. City officials even went so far as to remove signs people put up in protest prior to a council meeting. Guest: Ken McBain - Coyote Creek Action Committee

Duration: 00:06:17

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