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Show Notes

Friday, April 5th 2019

New Gas Price Record Set In Metro Vancouver: We were warned, and now it’s happened. Andrea Macpherson tells us another record has been broken for fuel prices here in Metro Vancouver. This station in Coquitlam is selling gas for $1.66.9 per litre and there were reports it was being sold even higher earlier on Thursday.


Remembering The Humboldt Broncos One Year Later: It was a year ago when 16 people died and another 13 were injure after a truck smashed into a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos to a playoff game in rural Saskatchewan.


Silken Laumann: We Are Unsinkable: Olympian Silken Laumann joins us to talk about Unsinkable, a new web platform she has founded that encourages Canadians to share stories about mental and physical health challenges.


What Should The Granville Bridge Look Like?  The City of Vancouver is starting its public consultation process as it looks to make safety improvements to the Granville Street Bridge. Isabelle Raghem explains.


Wildlife Safety Tips: Bear and cougar sightings and encounters are on the rise locally; we get some safety tips from WildSafe BC’s Dan Mikolay.


BT Viewers Get A Garnier Nutrisse Hair Makeover: Breakfast Television and Garnier Nutrisse Cream had a contest to win a hair makeover and shopping spree worth$1650! We reveal our winners and their new spring style with Garnier Hair Expert Roger Medina.



Thursday, April 4th 2019

No Arrests 10 Years After Killing Of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry: Today marks 10 years since the murder of Wendy Ladner Beaudry in Pacific Spirit Park. Travis Prasad reports there have been no arrests in the case. Her family has issued another plea for information – including a $30,000 reward.


 Anonymous Coffee Shop Reviews You’ll Like A Latte!: The young man behind “Vancouver Coffee Snob” is developing a strong online following for his anonymous reviews of Vancouver coffee shops. Isabelle Raghem tells us he’s been doing it for a year, and is now launching his own app.


‘Brain Bolt’ Breakthrough At VGH: A B.C. man has become the first cardiac-arrest patient in Canada to receive a relatively new treatment that saved his brain, heart and his life. Andrea Macpherson is speaking with doctors and a patient treated with a ‘Brain-Bolt.’


Tax Credits For Life’s Different Stages: Personal taxes are due by the end of the month. We talk with the CRA about the deductions that affect us through some of life’s major stages – with specific tax breaks for students, parents and seniors.


Managing A Political PR Crisis: What political choices are open to Jody Wilson-Raybould as the MP for Vancouver Granville? Former Vancouver city councilor George Affleck weighs the options and talks about managing a political PR crisis.


Spring Suit Style Trends: Fashion expert Jason Sarai showcases the latest men’s styles and suits for spring.



Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

Liberal Caucus Oustings: Reaction continues to pour in across the country after the Prime Minister ousted Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Federal Liberal caucus. Andrea Macpherson is speaking with a political science expert at UBC.


Preparing For Wildfire Season: B.C.’s wildfire crews are performing exercises with a helicopter learning how to exit the chopper when it’s unable to touch down. David Zura has more from Hope.


What The Kevin Pillar Trade Means For The Blue Jays: The Blue Jays send Kevin Pillar to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for three players. Perry Solkowski joins us from Sportsne650 to explain what it means for the season.


Vancouver Dog Owners Petition For Off-Leash Dog Park: People who live in the South Cambie neighbourhood of Vancouver are calling for Heather Park to be designated as an off-leash park. Travis Prasad tells us why dog owners are so frustrated.


What’s Next For Jody Wilson-Raybould? Political scientist Eric Merkley analyzes Justin Trudeau’s decision to oust Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould, the MP in Vancouver Granville, from caucus.


Keeping Kids Safe Online: We get tips on keeping your kids safe online with web and tech expert Jesse Miller.


Spring Health Tips For Your Pet: The BC SPCA shares tips on how to keep your pets healthy during the spring season.



Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

LGBT Group Refused Church Rental: The White Rock Pride Society says its members are being discriminated against by a local Catholic church. Travis Prasad tells us it comes after they booked a community centre space to host an upcoming fundraiser.


Updates Coming To B.C. Legislature Dress Code: An amended dress code has been adopted at the B.C. Legislature. It includes allowing sleeveless outfits for women. David Zura reports.


Fed Up With April Fools’ Day!: A warning from a Kamloops woman about how April Fools pranks can get totally out of hand after years of torture from her children. But this year, Andrea Macpherson tells us the whole community got in on the prank.


World Autism Awareness Day: We learn about supporting youth living with autism and how Rogers Arena is “autism aware.”


Paramedics: Life On The Line: Ahead of its premiere tonight, we meet two of the paramedics featured in a new documentary that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of paramedics and dispatchers working in B.C.


Rare Fossils Shed Light On B.C. Bird History: Until now, practically nothing has been known of Northern Hemisphere birds that lived between 56 and 48 million years ago—soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs. Now, a group of citizen scientists’ rare fossil bird finds shed new light on avian history.



Monday, April 1st 2019

An Art Collection Like No Other: An artist in Coquitlam is recreating some of the great works from Italy.


Workwear Challenges For Women In Trades: It’s not just NASA or the BC Leg. Lisa Langevin knows first-hand about the importance of workplace attire. As a woman in trades, she can’t find basic equipment, including safety gear, suitable for her size and shape. From boots to gloves, the electrician tells us how she’s had to compromise or be held back on the job.


Protecting Against Senior Scams: One in ten seniors will be the victim of consumer fraud this year – a statistic that appears to be on the rise in Canada as scammers target vulnerable people and part them from their money. We talk to Seniors First B.C. about how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.


Workplace Dress Codes: The “Right To Bare Arms” has caused a national discussion about workplace dress codes across the country. HR Expert Debby Carreau joins us to talk about the ongoing issue.



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