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Show Notes

Friday, May 17th 2019

Breaking Down The B.C. Legislature Spending Report: U.B.C. political science expert Alex Rivard weighs in on the B.C. legislature spending report.


Long Weekend Wildfire Worries: There are no campfire bans in place in B.C. just yet, but that doesn’t mean the danger isn’t there ahead of the long weekend. Andrea Macpherson explains.


Vancouver’s Outdoor Pools Open Tomorrow: Kits and Second Beach will feature free WiFi this season.


Thor’s Hammers – John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum: Keanu is back on the big screen! Thor drops the hammers on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.


Turn Your Patio Into An Urban Oasis: Even the smallest balcony can be transformed into an urban oasis that is functional, chic and easy on the wallet. Design Expert Karla Dreyer shows us how to make the most of your outdoor space.


Latest In Summer Fashions For The Whole Family: Style Expert Susie Wall drops by Joe Fresh to give us the latest in Summer fashions for the whole family. To help you look your freshest this Summer, enjoy 25% off until Sunday May 19 at joefresh.com using promo code JFSUMMER25


Halo Top Is Giving Away Free Pints Today!  Thor checks out Halo Top’s drive-thru pop-up at 688 Cambie Street, Vancouver. You can stop by today from 12-6pm (or until pints last) for some free ice cream!



Thursday, May 16th 2019

B.C. Couple In Alaska Plane Crash: A Richmond couple has been identified among the six killed in an Alaska float plane crash. Tom Walsh has the details.


Shocking Video Of RCMP Officer Questioning Indigenous Teen: A shocking video of an RCMP officer in Kelowna questioning an Indigenous teen over an alleged sexual assault is being called ‘disgusting.’ Isabelle Raghem has a warning that veiwers may find this report disturbing.


Stopping The Spread Of Invasive Species: The growth of invasive species can seriously disrupt our ecosystem and it’s very easy to make the problem worse if you’re not paying attention. The executive director from the Invasive Species Council of B.C. joins us to talk about what you should know before you go camping or boating.


Catching Up With Kurt Browning: Ahead of the Vancouver Stars On Ice show, we talk to figure skating legend Kurt Browning about his return to Stars On Ice, the skater that made him starstruck and his lengthy career as a show skater.


Trendspotting With L’Oreal Paris Hair Expert Brennen Demelo: Celine Dion is establishing herself as a style queen and was recently named global spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris. We chat with entertainment guru Teri Hart about her transformative year and learn how we can get Celine’s look with L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Brennen Demelo.



Tuesday, May 14th 2019

Oak Street Bridge Fire: A homeless camp has been destroyed by fire near the Oak Street Bridge. Daviz Zura explains how it happened.


Enforcement Ramps Up To Protect Roadside Workers In B.C.: Police are cracking down on aggressive and distracted drivers in construction zones.  Greg Harper tells us the goal is to protect roadside workers.


Changes Coming To English Bay Beaches?  Park Board Commissioner John Coupar and Vancouver City Councillor Michael Wiebe discuss the City of Vancouver’s plans to revitalize the area.


‘Jurassic Quest’ Is Coming To Vancouver!  We get a preview of this fabulous, prehistoric show perfect for the whole family as it comes to Vancouver for the first time.


Bankruptcy Basics Explained: Find out what you need to know about filing for bankruptcy when Blair Mantin, Licensed Insolvency Trustee with Sands & Associates, joins us on BT.


OnStar In-Vehicle Safety & Security: We learn more about OnStar, the in-vehicle safety and security technology and talk to an OnStar Advisor.



Monday, May 13th 2019

Raptors Knock Off Philadelphia 76ers: Sportsnet 650’s Perry Solkowski looks back at the Toronto Raptors’ thrilling game 7 finish and previews the Vancouver Giants WHL championship game.


Tackling Abuse In Soccer: We talk to Ciara McCormack, who exposed alleged sexual misconduct within the Whitecaps and Soccer Canada. The retired pro soccer player and advocate for safe sport in amateur athletics reacts to fan solidarity and explains her solutions going forward.


Scorpion Found In Vancouver Woman’s Kitchen: We get a closer look at the scorpion found in the kitchen of a Vancouver home and learn more about this species of scorpion and just how venomous it is.


Coyote Awareness: Coyote encounters are on the rise locally. We get tips from Wildsafe BC on what to do if you see one.


Moms Embark On 90-Day Fitness Transformation: Meet the two Moms starting their 90-day fitness transformation with Innovative Fitness. Ready to start your fitness journey? Follow our ‘Motivational Moms’ and be part of a free 90-day virtual training program.


Spikeball – The New Sport For Summer: Spikeball is the love child of volleyball and hacky sack, often played barefoot at the beach as teams of two circle a trampoline, using their hands to bounce a ball past their opponents to score points.


Royal Canadian Family Circus Spectac! We’re under the Big Top in Richmond getting a look at some of the thrilling acts of the Royal Canadian Family Circus Spectac!




Friday, May 10th 2019

Heat Wave Breaks 15 Records in B.C.: Squamish was the province’s hotspot.


Report – $5 Billion Laundered In B.C.’s Real Estate Sector: We are learning the final piece of the Peter German report on money laundering which includes details on B.C.’s real estate sector.
News1130’s Liza Yuzda explains.


North Van May Expand Smoking Ban: The City of North Vancouver is looking to ban smoking at all public parks and trails. But David Zura reports they’re going a step further – and might prevent people from smoking cannabis or vaping on all parks, plazas and trials.


Vancouver Giants Face Elimination: Sportsnet 650’s Satiar Shah updates us on the Vancouver Giants chances as the team faces elimination from the WHL championship tonight.


Koi Return To Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: The Koi were released into the pond at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden on Thursday. We talk with a fish expert about their prospects, what they need to thrive in the garden setting and why it took so long for their return.


Thor’s Hammers – Pokémon Detective Pikachu & Poms: Thor reviews ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ and Diane Keaton’s new comedy ‘Poms’!


Vancouver Canadians Super Saturday: Casting Call! The Vancouver Canadians are kicking off their 2019 season May 11th at the Nat with Super Saturday and they need a new dancer! Find out how your smooth moves could land you a gig with the famous Dancing Grounds Crew!


Mother’s Day DIY: We welcome back design expert Karla Dreyer, and her adorable daughters, with some Mother’s Day DIY craft ideas.


Debunking Spider Myths & Misconceptions: We debunk some myths and misconceptions about spiders with arachnologist Andreas Fischer and get a closer look at three spiders you can find in B.C. when we get a preview of Science Rendezvous.



Thursday, May 9th 2019

Coyote Attacks Girl In White Rock: A little girl has been attacked by a coyote in White Rock. David Zura has the details.


Blood Donor Deferral Period For Gay Donors Shortened: Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says men who have sex with men will be able to give blood after a deferral period of three months, down from a year.


Koi Return To Chinese Classical Garden: The special fish has been kept safe from a hungry otter at the Vancouver Aquarium.


Royal Collectibles: What’s in a name? We delve into the history of the name Archie after the newest member of the Royal Family is named plus we look at royal baby memorabilia through the ages.


New Local App Connects Dogs & Their Owners: It’s not exactly Tinder for dogs, but a new Vancouver-based app is connecting dog owner so their pets never have to be left home alone.


Learning To Play Pickleball: The pickleball sensation continues to sweep the nation! We learns the ins and outs of this popular sport.



Wednesday, May 8th 2019

Introducing Baby Sussex!  We get the latest on the new royal baby with Maclean’s royal contributor Patricia Treble.


Meng Wanzhou Back in Court Today: The Huawei exec is expected to learn more about her extradition proceedings.


Luxury Cars Driving Organized Crime: B.C.’s luxury car sector has been used to launder dirty money. Tom Walsh has more on an independent review conducted by a former RCMP officer finds laundering is an issue that’s going beyond casinos in this province.


Intersection Cameras To Catch Speeders: Drivers going through this intersection and many other crossings in the region will want to be extra careful of how fast they’re going.
Travis Prasad reports that’s because automated speed cameras are coming to B.C.


The Latest In Federal Politics: We break down the Nanaimo byelection, analyze the Liberals increasing the child care benefit, and look ahead to the upcoming federal election.


Tech Trends – New Google Products: Our tech expert Mike Yawney showcases Google’s latest smartphone and a robot plant pot that can find sunshine in your home!



Tuesday, May 7th 2019

Housing Crisis Hitting Pets Too: A woman who operates a local dog rescue organization says her group is overwhelmed with the amount of canines being surrendered to her group. David Zura is finding out if there is a link to a lack of pet-friendly housing in Metro Vancouver?


Funding Mental Health & Addiction Services In Canada: We learn about the ‘A Dollar A Day’ Foundation and how you can help fund mental health and addiction services in Canada.


Will Stroet Celebrates 10 Years Of Music: We chat with local children’s entertainer Will Stroet, and his wife and manager Kim Thé, about family music being a family affair.


Is High School Rugby Under Threat In Canada?  High school rugby games are still being played in Nova Scotia, though the province’s athletic foundation tried to ban the sport. We turn to Patrick Johnston for an explanation and catch up with BC School Sports to understand the situation.


Choosing Water Wise Plants: Watering restrictions began May 1. The weather forecast looks hot and dry. What is a gardener to do? Phoenix Perennials joins us with plants that can and can’t handle drought conditions.



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