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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

B.C. SPCA needs help covering costly surgery: A dog at the Maple Ridge SPCA has had a life saving spinal surgery. However, it cost nearly $10,000. Travis Prasad has the story.  https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/b-c-spca-needs-help-covering-costly-surgery/

13-year-old coder receives nod from Apple CEO: A Vancouver high school student created and coded an app to help kids with their homework. As Ashley Burr explains, he’s even received attention of the CEO of Apple. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/13-year-old-coder-gets-apple-ceos-attention/

More pride flags spotted in Aldergrove: An Aldergrove neighbourhood is standing in solidarity with a woman who had her pride flag taken down last week. Many homes on the same block are now displaying pride flags of their own. David Zura has more. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/more-pride-flags-spotted-in-aldergrove/

New Shoe Made From Plants: Native Shoes, a Vancouver-based footwear company, has made a shoe out of nothing from plants! Using organic materials like pineapple, cotton, eucalyptus, and other fibers, the Plant Shoe is 100% biodegradable. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/new-shoe-made-from-plants/

Catching Up With Brent Butt: Iconic Canadian comedian Brent Butt returns to chat ‘Corner Gas Animated’ and the Canucks. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/catching-up-with-brent-butt/

How To Land A Mentor: Chances are you’ve overlooked or undervalued some excellent candidates for a career mentor. Sheila Musgrove, author of “Unexpected Mentors,” talks about identifying the right mentor for you, how to approach them, and ways to tap their expertise. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/how-to-land-a-mentor/

Latest Newscast, June 18th: A tsunami advisory has been issued for the northwest coast of Japan after a powerful earthquake. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/latest-newscast-june-18th/

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Side Hustle 101: Interested in getting a “side hustle”? Chris Guillebeau, author of ‘100 Side Hustles’, shares his tips and stories of people of all occupations who found a way to create new sources of income. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/side-hustle-101/

Summer road trip ideas: Summer is officially here and if you’re ready for a quick weekend trip, you’re not alone. Travel expert, Barry Choi joins us now to share what’s new at some of our favourite destinations. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/best-summer-road-trips/

Dress For Success: Empowering Women: BT Correspondent Susie Wall visited Dress for Success, an organization aimed at empowering women to achieve economic independence. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/dress-for-success-empowering-women/

Ladner church’s pride flag defaced for second time: For the second time in two weeks the Ladner United Church’s pride flag has been vandalized. Members of the congregation arrived Saturday to find black spray paint across the flag. Ashley Burr has more.
Latest Newscast, June 17th: 1.5 million people lined the streets of Toronto today for the Raptors victory parade.

Friday June 14th, 2019

Raptors Win! We check in one more time with Devo Brown in San Francisco for a post-game report on the Raptors championship win. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/raptors-win/

Thor drops the Hammers on Men in Black: International & Late Night. A sci-fi/comedy franchise that began in 1997 is still going strong! Thor reviews Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in ‘Men in Black: International’ plus Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson star in the new comedy ‘Late Night’. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/thors-hammers-men-in-black-international-late-night/

B.C. family desperate for treatment for daughter’s disease: A Victoria couple’s three-year-old daughter Charleigh has been diagnosed with a devastating, debilitating and deadly disease: CLN2, also called Batten disease. There is, however, a glimmer of hope… Tom Walsh explains. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/b-c-family-desperate-for-treatment-for-daughters-disease/

West Van man donates blood over 400 times: Have you donated blood before? How many times? Well one man from West Vancouver probably has got you beat… Ashley Burr has the story. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/west-van-man-donates-blood-over-400-times/

Protests In Hong Kong Over Extradition Bill: We examine the political unrest in Hong Kong with South China Morning Post correspondent Ian Young. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/protests-in-hong-kong-over-extradition-bill/

Season Opener at the Nat: The @VanCanadians and their “nooners” are back at Nat Bailey Stadium. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/season-opener-at-the-nat/

B.C. Lions Season Begins Saturday: We preview the upcoming B.C. Lions season with retired quarterback Travis Lulay. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/b-c-lions-season-begins-saturday/

Latest Newscast: June 14th: It’s the end of a brilliant basketball story 24 years in the making. The Toronto Raptors and fans are savouring last night’s NBA final win over the Golden State Warriors. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/latest-newscast-june-14th-2/

BT News Continued: June 14th: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is headed to Washington next week – to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/bt-news-continued-june-14th-2/

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Raptors Game 6 Preview: We head down to San Francisco and catch up with Devo Brown with a preview of game 6 in the NBA finals. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/raptors-game-6-preview/

APNA Truck Show Preview: We are just a couple of days away from the start of the APNA Truck Show on June 15th and we are getting a sneak peek at some of the things you can see and do at the event. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/apna-truck-show-preview/

Homelessness up 2% in Vancouver: Vancouver has the highest per capita rate of homelessness for any major Canadian city, and the problem is getting worse. That’s the finding in the city’s 2019 homeless count that shows the number of people living on the street has gone up. Ashley Burr has more. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/homelessness-up-2-in-vancouver/

Sentencing hearing for B.C. mom guilty in daughter’s murder: Sentencing is underway for Lisa Batstone, the woman found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter Teagan in 2014. Batstone knocked on someone’s door saying her child was dead in the backseat of her car. She smothered her with a plastic bag in her South Surrey home. Tom Walsh has more. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/sentencing-hearing-for-b-c-mom-guilty-in-daughters-murder/

Canadian Men’s Health Issues: Are men working themselves into an early grave? We check in with the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation to look at some unhealthy lifestyle factors and how we can change them.

Grilling New Flexitarian Burgers: With more people looking for a plant based diet, Chef Dino Renaerts introduces us to Flexitarian Burgers. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/grilling-new-flexitarian-burgers/

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Playoff Pressure: The Psychology Of Sport. We examine the pressure of playoffs and the psychology of sport with author and performance psychologist Saul Miller. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/playoff-pressure-the-psychology-of-sport/

E3 Preview from L.A.: Tech expert Mike Yawney gives us an inside glimpse at the largest video game event in the world. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/e3-preview-from-l-a/

Your Breakfast Solution: Ready-To-Blend Smoothies. Former ‘Bachelor’ star Vanessa Grimaldi ups your breakfast game with the power of a good smoothie. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/ready-to-blend-smoothies-your-breakfast-solution/

What’s your excuse for being late to work? What is it that has so many Vancouverites struggling to get to work on time? Some blame public transit or not getting up early enough. A recent survey showed 1 in 4 workers admitted to being late to work at least once a month. Greg Harper has more. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/whats-your-excuse-for-being-late-to-work/

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Centennial: The Vancouver Symphony is celebrating a century of live performances. We meet the conductor with highlights from the past and ambitions for the future. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/vancouver-symphony-orchestra-centennial/

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Raptors Lose Game 5: It was a tough loss in Toronto Monday night; we get reaction from Citytv’s Tammie Sutherland.
How To Avoid Plastic When Shopping: We get some handy tips on how to reduce plastic when shopping with Nada founder and CEO Brianne Miller.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Centennial: The Vancouver Symphony is celebrating a century of live performances. We meet the conductor with highlights from the past and ambitions for the future.
125 Years Of Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey: We learn a few of the moves that has kept an 80-year-old playing field hockey for almost as long as the Vancouver Hawks have been around. The club celebrates 125 years this summer.
BT News Continued, June 11th: The name of a controversial historical figure in Africa is no longer staring down at kids at a school playground in Vancouver.

Monday June 8th, 2019

Raptors Game 5 Preview: We head to Jurassic Park in Toronto for a game 5 preview with Citytv’s Tammie Sutherland. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/raptors-game-5-preview/

Latest Newscast: June 10th: The federal government is banning single-use plastics as early as 2021. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/latest-newscast-june-10th/

Innovative Fitness 90-Day Transformations: 30 days in, we check on our motivational moms who are taking part in a 90-day fitness transformation from Innovative Fitness. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/innovative-fitness-90-day-transformations/

The Prisma Festival Returns To Powelll River: We preview B.C.’s own PRISMA Festival, taking place June 17-29 in Powell River, with artistic director Arthur Arnold. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/the-prisma-festival-returns-to-powelll-river/

Urban Farming In Downtown Richmond: Farming doesn’t usually occur within a downtown core. But that’s just what’s happening thanks to a unique agriculture program in Richmond. Thor Diakow has the details. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/urban-farming-in-downtown-richmond/

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Raptors Game 4 Preview: We head down to Oakland once again to get a preview of game 4 in the NBA Finals with Citytv’s Lindsay Dunn. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/raptors-game-4-preview

Thor’s Hammers: Dark Phoenix: Thor drops the hammers on the new ‘X-Men’ movie ‘Dark Phoenix’. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/thors-hammers-dark-phoenix/

Unique Local Ice Cream Spots: Food Columnist Gail Johnson looks at some unique ice cream treats you can find locally! https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/unique-local-ice-cream-spots/

Collecting & Recycling Used Engine Oil: Have you been staring at some old oil sitting in your garage or old oil plastic containers and wondering how you can responsibly recycle them? We check in with the BC Used Oil Management Association. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/collecting-destroying-used-engine-oil/

Scouts Canada Urban Adventure Race: You’ll be seeing them around the Lower Mainland tomorrow as hundreds of Scouts take part in an urban adventure race. We preview the challenges they’ll face and see if we can compete with these cubs and beavers. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/scouts-canada-urban-adventure-race/

Eco-Friendly Burials in South Surrey: Those looking for a modern death-care option can choose a green funeral. Isabelle Raghem explains. https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/eco-friendly-burials-in-south-surrey/

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