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Monday, March 18th 2019

Chilliwack School Trustee Links Islam With Violence: Comments made by a Chilliwack school trustee in a two-year-old Facebook video are being called Islamophobic. In this exclusive story uncovered by our sister station NEWS1130, Darrell Furgason stands by the video, in which, he links Islam with violence. Ashley Burr has the details.


Remembering Transit Driver Appreciation Day: It’s a day to say thanks to the people who get you home or work safely every day.


Wing’s Café: As development continues on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Thor Diakow pays one final visit to an iconic family-run diner that’s closing its doors for good.


Clean Water Campaign: Spencer West joins us to talk about the ways Canadians can help tackle the global water crisis as more than 800 million people still lack access to clean water.


Invisalign: How It Works: We talk to an orthodontist and a teen patient about Invisalign, the clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. How do they work? What makes them different from braces? Plus how you can enter for your chance to win a smile makeover worth up to $6,000!


Spring Cleaning: How To Purge With A Plan: Preparing for spring cleaning? Cityline DIY Expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault shares her 3 step formula to turn unwanted stuff into cash, and shows us how to use the profit to create a dream space in your home!


Friday, March 15th 2019

Sikh Refugee Families Arrive From Afghanistan: Members of the Lower Mainland’s Sikh community are at YVR today to welcome two families out of 65 who are coming to Canada as refugees from Afghanistan where they faced religious persecution. Tom Walsh was there as they entered the country.


Hallmark Cuts Ties With Lori Loughlin: Hallmark has cut ties with Lori Loughlin following the U.S. college admissions scam. The actress was involved in two productions in Metro Vancouver.


Drop Of Blood Key To Cancer Treatment? B.C. Cancer researchers say a single drop of blood could be key to developing more effective cancer treatment.  Travis Prasad is looking into the results of a new two-year study involving breast cancer patients.


Thor’s Hammers: Gloria Bell: Thor reviews Julianne Moore’s romantic drama ‘Gloria Bell’.


Spring Home Renovation Tips: Interior designer Karla Dreyer brings us the renovation that landed her work on the cover of Style at Home and why the key to this look has everything to do with how we feel when we’re at home.


Learning To Play Bike Polo: Riding, passing, shooting, defending – how many things can you do at once while pedalling a bike? We learn to play bike polo!


Thursday, March 15th 2019

Worst Examples Of Government Waste: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is handing out its 21st annual Teddy Waste Awards – highlighting 2018’s worst examples of government waste. Tom Walsh tells us B.C. is winning big in two categories.


Admissions Investigation Wraps At Vancouver Private School: As reaction continues to pour in over the largest U.S College Admissions Scandal ever investigated, Andrea Macpherson reports one Vancouver private school for boys has wrapped up its own internal investigation after allegations were made against a parent of two former students.


Grand Chief Stewart Phillip Gets Candid About The Opioid Crisis: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip joins us from the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs to talk about the reasons he supports Vancouver MP and former attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould and gets candid about personal loss due to the opioid crisis.


Impact Of Grounding All 737 Max 8 Planes: Aviation analyst Wayne McNeal brings insight into Canada’s decision to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes and also bar them from Canadian airspace. We talk about the consequences for industry and tourism, plus what it means for your March break travel plans.


How War Amps Champs Spread Inspiration: War Amps Champs embrace life just as they are, and we meet charming 12-year-old Matteo to learn more about the prosthetics that keep him running, swimming and playing.


How To Avoid Spring Break Debt: From free activities to engaging your kids in budgeting, Jennifer McCracken from BDO First Call Debt Solutions, gives us tips on how to avoid spring break debt.



Wednesday, March 13th 2019

Nearly 50 Charged In U.S. Admissions Bribery Scandal: It’s being called the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. Kyle Donaldson tells us about 50 wealthy and influential people — including Hollywood actresses — have been charged for allegedly bribing college coaches and insiders at testing centres to help their children get into some of the most elite schools in the country.


“Hobo” Weed Controversy: If you’ve gone out for a drink in Vancouver chances are you’ve been into a pub owned by the Donnelly Group. It’s one of the biggest chains in Canada, and is now opening a line of Cannabis stores… with a rather controversial name. Tom Walsh explains.


BC Tech Summit: Cultivating Curiosity: Riaz reports from the BC Tech Summit and catches up with Duncan Wardle, former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Walt Disney.


First-Time Girls Hockey Champions!  They weren’t expected to win a single game. But Andrea Macpherson tells us the Sir Charles Tupper Secondary girls hockey team has won the VSSAA Championship months after the team was formed. It all started with a hockey-lending library to give the girls access to donated gear.


Sisterhood For Wives & Girlfriends Of Spinal Cord Injuries: These women are creating a support network across North America for women living with partners with spinal cord injuries
Isabelle Raghem tells us the goal is to help tackle loneliness that is often experienced.


Tech Trends: Tech expert Mike Yawney talks fingerprint debit cards, flying speakers, and pod-based ice cream machines for your home!


BC Tech Summit: Innovation At The Forefront: Riaz catches up with Innovate BC CEO, Raghwa Gopal to learn about incredible tech. innovations happening in our province.


March Is Epilepsy Awareness Month: Two women who live with epilepsy, B.C. Epilepsy Society’s Kim Davidson and Vida Spa’s Allison Hegedus, break down some of the misconceptions about the disease and tell us how having a Mindful Massage can help raise awareness and funds for the B.C. Epilepsy Society.



Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Courtenay Man Dies In Ethiopian Crash: A Courtenay man has been identified as one of the Canadian killed onboard the Ethiopian flight that crashed over the weekend. Travis Prasad reports.


BC Tech Summit: Future Leaders: We meet the five finalists competing in the Reality Revolution Solution competition at the BC Tech Summit. Find out how these future leaders’ innovations will change the world.


Evacuation Order Lifted at Anita Place: Only six people are allowed to return so far.


Canada On The Road To 2022 World Cup: Canada Men’s Soccer head coch John Herdman arrives in Vancouver as Canada’s men start on the long and difficult road to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Canada hosts French Guiana on March 24th at B.C. Place.


BC Tech Summit: Space Exploration: Anousheh Ansari is the CEO of X Prize Foundation and the first female private space explorer. She shares insights on how space exploration has shifted perspectives and how emerging technologies today are providing some of our most important solutions.


Busy Bees Analyze Environmental Pollution: New UBC research says bees can help monitor environmental pollution. Andrea Macpherson is learning exactly what’s been found in local honey.


4 Tips For A Stress-Free Tax Time: From knowing the rules to getting it filed, we get 4 tips for a stress-free tax time from Sands & Associates’ Blair Mantin.


How To Avoid Online Dating Scams: March is Fraud Prevention Month. Professional Matchmaker Krystal Walter joins us for tips on how to avoid online dating scams.



Monday, March 11th 2019

‘Either Vaccinate Or Home School,’ Petition Suggests: With another measles case confirmed in B.C., this one in the Interior, a concerned mother’s mandatory vaccination campaign is gaining momentum. Her online petition has reached over 44,000 signatures, and she has some serious suggestions. Ashley Burr has the details.


Fortis Construction Begins In Coquitlam: New pipeline work will mean traffic delays around Como Lake Avenue.


Surrey Hosts Goalball Tournament For Legally Blind: At the 2019 Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam all of the players are legally blind. Made up of teams of three, the goal is to roll the ball into your opponents net without the use of your eyes. Ashley Burr has the story.


Flipping Pancakes With Miss Universe Canada: We welcome Miss Universe Canada as she flips pancakes for kids to help the Children’s Miracle Network.


The Bachelor Recap With Alex Blumberg: ‘The Bachelor’ contestant Alex Blumberg brings in a pooch to talk about her animal advocacy and rescue work plus she looks ahead to the season finale.


Top Video Games Of 2019: What’s hot right now in video games? These are the titles everyone is looking forward to. Victor Lucas shares the latest and also has a major announcement about a scholarship for designers who want to get into the biz.


New Ways To Start Your Day From Shoppers Drug Mart: Perk up your morning routine with innovative products from Shoppers Drug Mart! Shop body gels, enamel-protecting toothpaste, power toothbrushes and more. Find something that’s new and so you! Get 10x the PC Optimum points on featured new products until March 22!




Friday, March 8th 2019

VPD React To Skyscraper Stunt: It’s the latest incident in what’s known as ‘rooftopping.’
Now Tom Walsh tells us a video has emerged of a person sliding down the roof of a skyscraper, here in downtown Vancouver.


More Calls For A Sea Lion Cull: Calls for a seal lion cull are back in the spotlight as disturbing video is posted to social media showing a fisherman throwing an apparent explosive into a crowd of sea lions. David Zura reports an argument is being made that the animals are eating up the dwindling supply of salmon stocks.


Gassy Jack’s Debt ‘Sell-Off’: A handwritten note by the man who founded Gastown in the late 1800’s is set to go up for auction in Vancouver this weekend.  Greg Harper gets a lesson on what bidder can expect to see from ‘Gassy Jack’.


Thor’s Hammers: Captain Marvel & Apollo 11: Thor reviews Marvel’s brand new big screen adventure, ‘Captain Marvel’ and the acclaimed documentary ‘Apollo 11’.


Women In Tech: Jill Tipping, B.C. Tech Association president, weighs in on how the number of women in the tech sector is changing for the better and what we can do now to ensure more female leaders thrive in the industry.


Helping Women Seek Justice: On International Women’s Day we welcome Angela Marie MacDougall, from Battered Women’s Support Services, to look at how a powerful group of local women are breaking barriers to help women access justice in the legal system.



Thursday, March 7th 2019

Justin Trudeau Comments On SNC-Lavalin Scandal: We get the latest from Ottawa with CityNews Parliament Hill Bureau Chief Cormac Mac Sweeney.


The Latest In Federal Politics: Eric Merkley joins us to make sense of Justin Trudeau’s statement there was an “erosion of trust” between him and the former Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould.


Prolific Offender Charged In Vancouver Wig Theft: The owners of a wig shop in Vancouver are happy to hear charges have been laid against a man with a lengthy criminal record after 150 wigs destined for kids with cancer were stolen last fall. Andrea Macpherson tells us he is considered to be one of the Vancouver’s most prolific property offenders.


Monster Jam Returns To Vancouver! We get the details on the latest Monster Jam, coming to the Pacific Coliseum this weekend, with the driver of Grave Digger.


3 Ways We Can Support youth Employment in B.C.  From the role of mentors to how to best prepare for jobs of the future, Timothy Lang, President and C.E.O. of Youth Employment Services (YES), joins us to discuss the three ways we can support youth employment in B.C.


Rugby Sevens Take Over B.C. Place: Two of Canada’s finest rugby players join us to toss around the ball and preview the World Rugby Sevens tournament, on this week at B.C. Place.


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