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Show Notes

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

BT’s Special Halloween Opening: Cowabunga! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take over our set.


Halloween Science! We celebrate Halloween with a science twist thanks to Science World’s Brian Anderson!


Halloween Makeup Ideas: We get some handy last-minute makeup ideas for Halloween from the fine folks at JC Institute.


How To Make A Scary Pizza: Lombardo’s Pizzeria joins us with tasty tips on making the ultimate scary pizza!



Tuesday, October 30th 2018

Get Ready For More Spiders! We find out why warmer summers may be to blame for larger spiders that hang around longer! David Zura reports.


Vancouver Homes Flooded After Water Main Break: A 100-year-old pipe ruptures leaving basements flooded.


App Helps Vancouver Police Cut Bike Thefts: 70,000 bikes have already been registered in a city where 2,000 bikes are stolen every year.


Selling Gum For Art! What makes the best gum? Fresh taste? Extra popping? Bouncy chewability? We promise that’s a word. We hear from a Vancouver artist who worked with kids to make, test and review gum they’ll now sell. The main question behind their project: What’s art?


Walk Tall With B.C. Children’s Hospital: We learn about the amazing work being done by the Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Program at B.C. Children’s Hospital.


What’s Next For The Blue Jays: The Red Sox win the World Series after a dominant season. What does this mean for the Blue Jays and their new manager, Charlie Montoyo? We talk to Rob Fai who calls games for the C’s and who you can catch next summer on Sportsnet radio and TV.





Friday, October 26th 2018

Lasia Cuts Off All Her Hair For Charity! It’s been about eight years since Lasia Kretzel last cut her hair. At first, it was a challenge to see if she could grow it as long as her mom once had it. But when her mother passed away, it became an opportunity to raise awareness.


B.C. Ferry Drags Fishing Boat: What a drag! Isabelle Raghem tells us everyone is okay after a B.C. Ferry snagged a partially submerged fishing net Wednesday off Vancouver Island.


Scientist Seals Himself In ‘Biodome’: How long would you last locking yourself in a 10×10 sealed dome? Andrea Macpherson has the story of a Comox scientist who put himself in danger, all in the name of climate change.


Vancouver Police Canine Calendar: They’re a tough, crime-fighting tandem. We meet Hawk and his human handler, Constable Brian Lequesne of the Vancouver Police Department.


Thor’s Hammers – Mid90s & Hunter Killer: Thor reviews Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s plus drop the hammers on the new action thriller Hunter Killer.


Port Moody Mayor-Elect Rob Vagramov: At 26, he will be one of Canada’s youngest mayors. Rob Vagramov has been elected to lead in Port Moody and we welcome him to BT.




Thursday, October 25th 2018

Gas Delivery Right To Your Driveway? With a growing number of gas stations shutting down across the Lower Mainland, one company is hoping to cash in. Andrea Macpherson explains how you could soon have fuel delivered right to your vehicle.


Christmas Cards For The Homeless: One North Delta woman is working to brighten the holidays for the homeless. Greg Harper tells us she’s collecting Christmas Cards for those who will have nothing under the tree.


DIY Halloween Costumes: Lifestyle expert Tina Barkley has surfed the web and tried her hand at some easy DIY costumes for some last minute inspiration!


Grow Your Own Garlic: It’s garlic growing season! We get some helpful tips and recipe ideas from the Richmond Food Security Society’s Ian Lai for growing your garlic garden.


Catching Up With Aleks Paunovic: He’s a busy guy! We welcome back Canadian actor Aleks Paunovic to chat about his most recent projects.




Wednesday, October 24th 2018

Whale Watching Boat Rescue Off Vancouver: Some terrifying moments on board a whale watching tour needing to be rescued in the waters off of Bowen Island. Travis Prasad reports.


Keeping Kids Away From Cannabis This Halloween: While emergency responders are always concerned about road-safety, fireworks and other injuries to trick-or-treaters, this Halloween, Andrea Macpherson tells us, they are paying extra close attention to cannabis ending up in your little ones stash.


Bank Of Canada Raises Interest Rate: How will today’s Bank of Canada interest rate hike affect your mortgage, line of credit, and general financial picture? We check in with Katy Mackenzie.


Vancouver Canadians Games on Sportsnet 650: Big news for Vancouver Canadians fans, games are about to be broadcast on SportsNet 650 this summer!


Cold Weather Power Saving Tips: With the cold weather fast approaching, we get some handy power saving tips from BC Hydro.


Apps & Sites That Help You Sleep:  Are you having trouble falling asleep? Tech journalist Akash Sablok joins us with apps and sites that can help.



Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

Vancouver’s Next Mayor Kennedy Stewart: How does he plan to build consensus on a politically diverse city council?Vancouver’s new mayor, Kennedy Stewart, joins us.


Empire Landmark Demolition: How do you tear down something so large in such a built-up neighbourhood? Tom Walsh finds out!


The Only Woman Directing NHL Games: A profile of Rose Mirakian-Wheeler, NESN Coordinating Director.


Halloween Safety: With Halloween fast approaching, Vancouver Fire & Rescue shares some handy tips to help keep you and your family safe on the streets.


Fighting The Fat Stigma: Layla Cameron has been awarded for provoking controversy. In her latest project, the director the Fat Hiking Club explores what it means to be fat and active in Vancouver.


Regular Canadians Enjoying Weed: They’re just two regular Canadians who enjoy weed. The highly funny cousins, Kass Martin and Honeylyn Lisson, share their enjoyment on YouTube and in one segment also invite their Baba to partake.




Monday, October 20th 2018

Malcolm Brodie Talks Massey Tunnel: Richmond’s mayor is speaking to NEWS 1130’s Martin MacMahon after being re-elected.


Sweeping Changes At Vancouver City Hall: A look at the make-up of the new city council.


Tricycle Turns Heads: This 89-year-old not only has a cool ride, it’s also electric.


Getting Your Pet Ready For Baby: What special care can you take to prepare your pets for a new baby?


Making Sense Of Electoral Reform: Electoral packages will begin to arriving today at households in B.C. The 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform will ask eligible voters two questions.


Top Mistakes Real Estate Sellers Make: Make these mistakes and you may not get top dollar for your place. Realtor Leo Wilk shares the three most common mistakes sellers make, and his three best tips for buyers.




Friday, October 19th 2018

Vandals Cut Down Power Poles With Chainsaw in Port Coquitlam: Three power poles have been cut down with a chainsaw in Port Coquitlam. Travis Prasad tells us this act of vandalism could have been deadly.


Drive to Recruit Bus Operators: Coast Mountain Bus Company has a problem, with more and more routes being added across the city, there’s not enough drivers to meet demand. Tom Walsh learns if he has what it takes to help fill the void!


What matters in White Rock? Andrea Macpherson looks into the main issues affecting that community ahead of the civic election.


Deadly Shooting In Abbotsford: As Simon Druker explains, homicide investigators believe this is another targeted hit.


Empathy & Understanding Pregnancy: Attention first-time parents! With only a month to go before Baby Meghji arrives, Baby Prep Canada breaks out the empathy belly for Riaz to help him understand the challenges of pregnancy and how to navigate the first months post-birth.


Thor’s Hammers: ‘Halloween’ & ‘Beautiful Boy’: Thor reviews the brand new horror thriller ‘Halloween’ with Jamie Lee Curtis and drops the hammers on the family drama ‘Beautiful Boy’.


Previewing The Municipal Elections: Urban studies professor Meg Holden breaks down the key issues facing voters ahead of Greater Vancouver’s municipal elections.




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