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Tuesday, December 11th 2018

Bail Hearing For Huawei CFO Resumes: The bail hearing for the Huawei CFO arrested last week at YVR has resumed in Vancouver. Travis Prasad was in the courtroom.


Rally Against Cloverdale Ice Rink Delays: A rally is underway against Cloverdale ice rink construction delays. David Zura is speaking with concerned families.


The Gift Of Giving!  One mother is giving back at B.C. Children’s Hospital after a health struggle with her own daughter last Christmas. Tom Walsh reports.


Setting Her Sights On The 2020 Olympics: Langley track star ‏Georgia Ellenwood was featured as a BT Athlete of the Week in 2013. Now she is an NCAA champion heptathlete with her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics.


Indoor Exercise For Your Dog:  It can be a challenge to make sure your pet is getting the exercise they need to stay healthy in cooler temperatures — especially if some situations don’t allow you and your four-legged friend to go outside.


What’s Next In The Huawei Extradition Case: Immigration lawyer Richard Kurland explains what happens what happens during an extradition court case and what could be next in the bail hearing for the CFO of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou.


Monday, December 10th 2018

Laundry… There’s An App For That: We don’t typically think of doing laundry as a high-tech endeavour, but a recently opened laundromat in Vancouver is attempting to change that. With things like text messages letting you know when your laundry is ready, business owner Mike Freides is hoping he can bring laundry into the 21st century. Ashley Burr has the story.


B.C.’s Massive Cave Discovery: Catherine Hickson was part of the crew that searched for, identified and verified this massive geological feature in Wells Gray Provincial Park in December.


Avalanche Awareness: Professional adventurer Dave Norona returns with all the avalanche safety gear you’ll need before heading out for some winter recreation.


All-Inclusive Resort Myths Busted! Dreaming of warmer weather? Travel stylist Trish Friesen busts myths about all-inclusive resorts.



Friday, December 7th 2018

New Separated Bike Lane Downtown?  The proposal would connect Gastown to False Creek.


2000 Paper Cranes Lift Spirit Of Cancer Patient: She wanted to collect 1000 paper cranes for her daughter battling cancer at Vancouver General Hospital, and now this Victoria mother got to visit the Burnaby students who worked hard to exceed that goal. Andrea Macpherson has more on the emotional meeting ahead of the big delivery.


Thor’s Christmas Movie Picks: It’s the most wonderful time of the year for movies! Thor unveils his holiday picks to keep you warm through the season and help the spread the festive cinematic cheer.


The Grammy Nominations: Devo Brown break down the surprises and snubs, top contenders, and Canadians vying for music’s biggest prize.


Secrets To Making Great Soup: We’re in the kitchen making Hearty Potato Kale Broccoli soup featuring Grimm’s double-smoked Ukrainian Sausage & Old Cheddar Cheese.


David Jorge’s Recipe

40 g Olive oil
190 g rough dice onions
40 g rough dice garlic
8 g kosher salt
2 g white pepper
960 g 1’’ cubes pealed russet potatoes
1 litter chicken stock
500 ml water
180 g broccoli small florets and diced stems
140 g baby Kale
330 g 1/2 inch sliced Grimm’s double smoked ukrainian sausage
250 g  grated Grimm’s aged cheddar


In a heavy bottom 5 litre pot over medium heat,  add olive oil, onion and garlic , salt and pepper, sauté till soft and translucent.

Add stock and water and potatoes and cook until tender enough to pierce with a fork.

Remove from heat and, with a immersion blender, blend till smooth.

Put back on heat, add broccoli and cook for 5 minutes occasionally stirring.

Add baby Kale and Grimm’s double smoked ukrainian sausage and cook for 3 minutes  occasionally stirring add the grated Grimm’s aged Cheddar cheese and stir until melted and serve.

Thursday, December 6th 2018

7-year-old Says Thank You For Donating Blood: When you donate blood you don’t typically get to meet the people whose lives you’re saving. Ashley Burr reports on the 7-year-old boy who is hand delivering gifts to say thank you.


Huawei CFO Arrested at YVR: A Chinese telecom giant whose smartphones are sold in hundreds of countries worldwide is at the centre of a high profile arrest after being detained at YVR. Travis Prasad has the details.


Magical Flight To Meet Santa: 100 special kids got a chance to pack an Air Transat flight out of Vancouver International Airport and head north, in search of Santa. Andrea Macpherson tells us it was all thanks, in part, to the Children’s Wish Foundation.


I-5 Hockey Rivalry Dates Back 100 Years!  While excitement grows over a new NHL Team in Seattle, hockey history along the West Coast actually dates back over 100 years! Andrea Macpherson speaks with a hockey historian and author hoping to see history repeat itself along the I-5.


Local Hikers Share Rescue Story:  When Sandra Manzardo snapped her knee hiking down Burke Mountain, she couldn’t walk another step. The hiker was eventually carried over three kilometres to safety by Coquitlam Search and Rescue in what she called one of the most surreal and humbling experiences of her life. We learn about the things she did to keep herself safe in the B.C. wilderness and what additional safety measures hikers can take.


Figure Skater Patrick Chan Reflects On ‘Retirement’: Olympic figure skater Patrick Chan has retired from competition, but the 27-year-old Canadian champ is keeping busy in his “golden years” since moving to Vancouver and finding many reasons to get out in the B.C. wilderness. He is the athlete ambassador for the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final this week at UBC, starting Thursday and wrapping on Sunday. He’ll join Stars on Ice next.


Create Memories, Not Garbage: Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Larina Lopez shares gift and wrapping ideas that will help us celebrate the holiday season with less waste.



Wednesday, December 5th 2018

Murder Charge Laid In Vancouver Death: Vancouver Police say a charge of second-degree murder has now been approved against a 23-year-old man from Surrey in the death of an 87 year old Vancouver woman. Andrea Macpherson has the details.


Budget Cuts In Surrey: Budget cuts are on the way in Surrey and not everyone is happy with the announcement from the new mayor. David Zura has more.


Vancouver’s Pieous Pie Maker: This Vancouver pie master’s world renowned delicious designs came from a humble beginning. Tom Walsh checks out these incredible works of art worth $3000!


Seattle’s Future NHL Franchise: The NHL is coming to Seattle and the Vancouver Canucks will have a true regional rival, right down the I-5. What does this mean for hockey fans in B.C. We talk to Dan Riccio from Sportsnet 650 about the expansion team and what we might soon be calling them. Release the Kraken!


Decorating Christmas Cookies:  Christmas cookie decorating ideas you can do at home!


Staying Active This Holiday Season: Christmas parties, shopping, who has time to exercise? Innovative Fitness shows us how we can stay active, fit & consistent this holiday season.



Tuesday, December 4th 2018

Mother Shaken After Finding Missing Glass In Burnaby High Rise: Imagine stepping out onto a balcony on the 31st floor, and one of the glass panels between you and the approximately 400 feet below, is missing. Ashley Burr has the story of the Burnaby mother who says she’s still shaken by the experience.


Compass Wristbands Sellout, Being Resold Online: The demand is so high for the sold out $6 compass card wristbands that some people have taken to Craigslist, asking as much as $150. Isabelle Raghem has the story.


Grocery Prices Expected To Jump In 2019: A new study suggests the average family will pay around $411 more next year.


Curious About Koi?  Extra special care has been given to the decorative koi left at the Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown. To protect them from the maw of a crafty otter, the remaining fish, including dozens of juveniles, have been moved to the Vancouver Aquarium. We chat with a biologist about the reasons many people connect with these eye-catching fish and why they are so colourful.


How To Be Bear Aware: Wildsafe B.C.’s Dan Mikolay explains what to do when you encounter a bear and why some of the animals may not actually be hibernating during the colder weather.


Amazon Holiday Gift Ideas: Looking for gift ideas? Amazon shows us how to take the guesswork out of gifting!



Monday, December 3rd 2018

Showing Off Some Science Skills: Osler elementary school students are showing off their science skills! David Zura meets some scientists in the making and tests out some of their projects at this spectacular fair!


Vancouver Ranks Lowest In Pot Use: A new Statistics Canada study suggests Vancouverites consume the least amount of pot per capita among five urban centres across the country.


Banned By a Bark in Langley: Controversy at Uplands Dog Park.


Sarah Burke’s Lasting Legacy:  Sarah Burke was an athlete and pioneer who has left a lasting legacy before and since her death in 2012. The freestyle skier put her sport on the map for women and with her husband Rory Bushfield, she rescued a dog they named Dex.


How To Take The Perfect Holiday Photos:  We get a lesson in taking the perfect holiday photos with expert John Lehmann.


Picking The Perfect Christmas Tree:  We get tips on picking the perfect tree and how to take care of it when you get it home!


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