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Show Notes

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Explosive Testimony From Jody Wilson-Raybould: Cormac Mac Sweeney calls in from Ottawa to update us on the latest from Parliament Hill following the explosive testimony from Vancouver Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould.


Fallout From Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Testimony: Political science expert Eric Merkley makes sense of the latest in the SNC-Lavalin affair and the statements by Vancouver Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould.


Polar Plunge For Special Olympics B.C.: The fourth annual Vancouver Polar Plunge is March 2nd at Kitsilano Beach in support of Special Olympics B.C.. Find out how you can get involved.


Does ‘The KonMari Method’ Work For You? The KonMari Method has revolutionized the approach to home clutter chaos. For some, however, it can bring more strife than joy. Professional organizer Linda Chu breaks down the phenomenon and presents other options for tidying your home.


How To Bring Bees & Fragrance To Your Garden: Spring is coming! Horticulturalist and gardening pro Brian Minter brings us plants for pollinators. We learn how to tempt and then keep those bees in your backyard.

Plants Featured In Segment
Himalayan Sweet Box
Viburnum Pink Dawn
Winter Blooming Honeysuckle
Chinese Witch Hazel
Yellow Primula Dianthus

Winter Buttercup Hazel
Cornelian Cherry
Flowering Quince
Helleborus Christmas Rose
Winter Jasmine
Winter Flowering Heather
Viburnum Spring Bouquet


Friday, February 22nd 2019

Delta Stabbing Victims Recovering: An off-duty Delta Police officer and a woman involved in a double stabbing at a North Delta Catholic school on Wednesday improving in hospital.
Andrea Macpherson tells us the Acting Sergeant is being called a hero for his quick-thinking.


Thor’s Hammers: Thor drops the hammers on a couple of new movies including ‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’


Oscar Preview: Ahead of Sunday’s big awards show, Thor Diakow shares who he thinks will be Hollywood’s big winners.


The Importance Of B.C. Guide Dogs: Craig Slagel and Leah Macfarlane join Riaz on the couch to discuss the great work being done by the B.C. guide dogs.



Thursday, February 21st 2019

Q&A With Burnaby South By-Election Candidates: We hear from the three candidates, with official party status in the House of Commons, ahead of the by-election in Burnaby South on February 25th.


More Complaints Against Taxi Companies:  Stranded passengers, bad behaviour, trip refusals – just some of the complaints filed by riders.


Petition For Mandatory Vaccinations Hits 30,000 Signatures: A petition asking for vaccines to be mandatory for children going to public schools in B.C. has reached over 30,000 signatures. Ashley Burr has the details.


Grow Your Own Food Anywhere: Outdoor design and lifestyle expert Carson Arthur returns to show us how to grow food almost anywhere!



Wednesday, February 20th 2019

B.C. Budget Day: The 2019 B.C. Budget has a major focus on affordability. NEWS 1130’s Liza Yuzda looks over the highlights from the NDP in Victoria.


“Crystal ball” Takes Virtual Reality To Next Level:  UBC researchers have developed a new “crystal ball” that takes VR gaming to a whole new level.  Isabelle Raghem is checking out what could be the first perspective-corrected spherical display that works for more than one player!


Jody Wilson-Raybauld Will Testify In Commons:  Cormac Mac Sweeney, Parliament Hill Bureau Chief for CityNews, joins us with the latest on the SNC Lavalin controversy.


Avalanche Awareness: Every winter more and more adventurers head up to play in Canada’s beautiful, snowy mountains. We get some helpful tips that could save your life.


RRSP Season Tips: RRSP or TFSA: which is the right one for you? Should you pay off your mortgage debt or invest in your RRSP? As the deadline to make an RRSP contribution fast approaches, Moneysense’s Romana King shares her answers to these questions and more.



Tuesday, February 19th 2019

Search Postponed for Missing Seymour Hiker: Bad weather is delaying attempts to find a man swept away in an avalanche.


Local Escapologist On ‘The World’s Best’: Local Escapologist Matt Johnson has made it the Top 24 on ‘The World’s Best’. He shares what’s next as he continues to compete Wednesday night.


What You Need To Know About Measles:  Measles has broken out in Vancouver as nearly a dozen people report symptoms for the possibly fatal virus. A medical director with the Centre for Disease Control has information for your safety and also talks about the role of vaccinations in public health.


How To Make Your Own Kefir: Time for a gut check! Ian Lai returns with tips on making your own homemade kefir.




Monday, February 18th 2019

Police Tape Surrounds An Apartment In Surrey:  Greg Harper reports from Whalley where a man was taken to hospital and has since died. IHIT is now involved in the investigation.


Measles Outbreak Confirmed: Vancouver Coastal Health says there are now eight confirmed cases of measles in the Vancouver area. David Zura explains who is affected and what you need to know.


Kids Take Over The University Of British Columbia: Kids are taking over UBC, taking on adult-sized roles and checking out all the art and culture this world renowned Canadian university has to offer. Ashley Burr has the story.


Cold Weather Tips For Dogs: The BC SPCA joins us with cold weather tips for dogs.


How To Recycle Batteries: It’s National Battery Day.  We constantly rely on all types of batteries but how do we properly dispose or recycle them?


Fill Your Heart With Ireland: We learn all about Ireland’s amazing tourist attractions plus your chance to win an ultimate Irish adventure.


Making Family Part Of Your Workout: Two of the fittest people in Vancouver work towards their ambitious competition goals with their two daughters in tow, literally. We talk to Allison and John Tai about work your kids into your workout, plus indoor games you can play at home on Family Day.



Friday, February 15th 2019

Measles Petition:  A Maple Ridge woman has started a petition calling for mandatory vaccines for children going to public schools in B.C.  Travis Prasad tells us there have been two reported cases of measles in Vancouver this week.


Howie Mandel Brings The Laughs: Don’t miss our chat with legendary comedian Howie Mandel as he gets candid about comedy, love, and what still scares him about getting on stage.


Surrey Food Bank Theft:  The Surrey Food Bank is out almost $3,000 after thieves cut through their fence and ripped a catalytic converter out of one of their two delivery trucks.


Thor’s Hammers Alita: Battle Angel & Arctic: Thor reviews the new sci-fi action thriller ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ plus Mads Mikkelsen’s survival drama ‘Arctic’.


Snow & Ice Removal Tips:  We get ice and snow removal tips from one of the pros!


The Great Backyard Bird Count:  The Great Backyard Bird Count begins today! You can participate by taking 15 minutes to count all the birds you see from your backyard or balcony.


Toonies For Tummies: We find out how Toonies For Tummies helps to fund the Breakfast Club of Canada and find out how it impacts students when the Principal from Kirkbride Elementary School in Surrey joins us in the BT studio.


Thursday, February 14th 2019

Second Measles Case In Vancouver:  It’s a highly infectious disease with some serious consequences. David Zura tells us a second measles case has been confirmed in Vancouver.


Massive Snowball Fight At UBC:  Many students were calling it a ‘mental health break’ during a massive snowball fight at UBC. Tom Walsh barely made it out alive.


Love Advice From Seniors:  Thor heads to Killarney Seniors Centre for some advice on keeping the love alive later in life!


Reserving Public Parking In The Snow: It seems the snow is prompting some people in Vancouver to reserve public parking spaces they’ve cleared in front of their homes or businesses.
Ashley Burr tells us that’s actually not allowed in the city.


Tips On B.C. Family Skiing: Whether you ski, ride, or neither, there’s lots of winter snow play fun to be had at BC’s ski resort properties, both on and off the slopes. Let’s talk about ski destinations in beautiful British Columbia.


Love Lessons From The Animal Kingdom: A wild twist on Valentine’s Day – biologist and author Dr. Carin Bondar teaches us about love in the animal kingdom!



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