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Wednesday, May 29th 2019

The Push For Eco-Friendly Sunscreen: A push is on for eco-friendly sunscreen to help protect the environment. Isabelle Raghem is finding out why we may soon see more of it stocked on store shelves.


How Dirty Money Affects B.C.: Peter German presented his “Dirty Money” report to Vancouver City Council on Tuesday morning. Earlier this month, his provincial report was released, establishing that over $5 billion was laundered through real estate transactions in B.C. last year alone.


Humanity’s Biggest Blind Spots: We speak with Ziya Tong, the author of ‘The Reality Bubble’.


Tech Trends: We head to Calgary and get the latest tech trends from Mike Yawney, including how Alexa is giving Amazon users more flexibility.


Protecting The Western Painted Turtle: The nesting habitat and survival of the Western painted turtle is under constant threat from invasive predators and urbanization. We meet two of the native-to-B.C. turtles and the lead wetlands biologist with Wildlife Preservation Canada.



Tuesday, May 28th 2019

Third Family Member Charged In Dhesi Murder: A third family member has now been charged in connection with the murder of Kiran Dhesi. Andrea Macpherson tells us her boyfriend, his mom and sister have all been arrested.


Ban Campfires In B.C.’s Backcountry?  A petition is in circulation to ban campfires in B.C’s backcountry. Ashley Burr explains.


Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Prospects As An Independent:  Former cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott will seek re-election as Independent candidates in the fall election campaign. The MPs made their announcements at separate news conferences Monday morning in their ridings, nearly two months after being expelled from the Liberal caucus.


Living With Arthritis: It is Canada’s largest chronic health condition.  We learn more about living with arthritis, current treatments and how monies raised from the Walk for Arthritis support the 1 in 5 Canadians who are affected by the disorder.


Catching Up With Fred Penner: Ahead of his sold-out performances at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, we catch up with beloved family entertainer Fred Penner.



Monday, May 27th 2019

Do Millennials Have A Chance At Vancouver Homeownership?  Mary Cranston is looking at which neighbourhoods are now being sought after.


Raptors Advance To NBA Finals: Sportsnet 650’s Satiar Shah looks ahead to the Raptors and Warriors series.


Home Is Where The School Bus Is: If you could renovate an old school bus into something a little homier, would you live in it? David Zura is speaking to a woman in North Vancouver who is doing just that.


Political Diplomacy In A Partisan World: The Art of Diplomacy: Strengthening the Canada-U.S. Relationship in Times of Uncertainty is a memoir by Bruce Heyman, the former U.S. ambassador to Canada, and his partner Vicki Heyman. The book examines the relationship between Canada and the U.S. and why diplomacy matters now more than ever.


The Science Of ‘Beyond Meat’:  From what it’s made of and how it tastes, to how it compares nutritionally and environmentally to beef. We get the science behind beyond meat, and we give it a taste-test.


Bike To Work Week Begins: Bike to Work Week begins Monday. We get a tune up just in time for spring and summer commuting.



Friday, May 24th 2019

Hotel Vancouver’s 80th Birthday:  We’re taking you on a tour back in time at the historic hotel.


Do You Know ‘Dave’ From Vancouver Island?  What do you do when you want to find a person named ‘Dave’ from Vancouver Island that you met in Europe 50 years ago, but can’t remember his last name?  Andrea Macpherson tells us you take to social media!


Public Consultation On New Surrey Police Force:  A public consultation is now underway on the new Surrey Police force. But Tom Walsh tells us many people who live there say they have some major concerns.


When Crows Attack: Dive Bombing crows are back! Travis Prasad has a warning about the ‘helicopter parents’ protecting their young.


Vancouver Too Pricey To Live?  What kind of talent is Vancouver missing out on? David Zura tells us outrageous housing prices may be keeping many people away.


Thor’s Hammers: Aladdin:  Disney gives another of its animated classics the live action treatment; Thor reviews ‘Aladdin’.


Making Fibre Fun!  She makes healthy living fun. The world’s funniest home economist and Cityline “regular” Mairlyn Smith joins us with some fibre rich and fabulous salad ideas perfect for your next picnic or bbq from her new book Peace, Love & Fibre.


The Science Of Transcendental Meditation:  In ‘Strength in Stillness’, Bob Roth breaks down the science behind Transcendental Meditation in a new, accessible way. He highlights how TM is a an effective and efficient way to reduce stress, access inner power, and build resilience.


Thursday, May 23rd 2019

Cycling Commute Challenge: What’s faster? Car, bike or public transit?


Libby Davies Reflects On A Life In Politics: Libby Davies has made her career of linking the formal world of politics with the often controversial needs of the few. From fighting for the rights of sex workers, homeless peoples and drug addicts to helping dismantle ingrained sexism in Parliament over many decades, Davies knows a thing or two about the tough fight—and now she shares her most intimate takeaways in ‘Outside In’.


Previewing The World’s Fastest Growing Tech Conference: Tech expert Mike Yawney is exploring the future of technology at the Collision conference in Toronto, the fastest growing tech conference in North America.


Mount Baker’s Eruption Risk: What does it mean that Mount Baker is considered a “very high” threat for eruption? We look back four decades to the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. North of the border, Joffre Peak is sliding down the mountain. We talk with a volcanologist about these geological shifts.


Safe Boating Awareness: Boating Awareness Week brings reminder to stay safe on the water; more than 100 Canadians a year die as a result of boat-related incidents. North American Safe Boating Awareness Week, May 18 to 24, is an appropriate time to test the waters to make sure you take every precaution to ensure you don’t add to that tragic number.


PC #EatTogether Tour Starts Today!  As they prepare to head across the country, we join the PC #EatTogether Tour in Vancouver for their official send-off! We learn more about the #EatTogether movement, find out just how easy it is to make brunch for friends and family and why eating together is good for you. Next stop Kelowna!



Wednesday, May 22nd 2019

Homeowners Protesting ‘School Tax’: Point Grey home owners are protesting over increasing taxes, specifically the school tax this evening. Tom Walsh explains.


Do Summer Restrictions In Deep Cove Work?  As Quarry Rock continues to gain popularity, safety concerns remain. Isabelle Ragham is finding out if summer restrictions in Deep Cove will help.


Can Micro Homes Help Metro Vancouver’s Housing Crisis?  Can micro-homes help Metro Vancouver’s housing crisis? Ashley Burr is finding out.


Feds Boost Finding To Fight Drug-Impaired Driving: Police officers in B.C. are getting a $10 million cash injection from Ottawa to help fight drug-impaired driving. Travis Prasad explains.

Montel Williams Opens Up About Battling MS: TV talk show host Montel Williams talks dealing with MS and chronic pain and how a new breakthrough medical device, being deployed in Canada for the first time, is enabling those with chronic loss of function, due to neurological disease or trauma, to be rehabilitated in a way that many saw as impossible.


Cunard’s Maiden Call To Vancouver: The “MS Queen Elizabeth” made its maiden call to Vancouver yesterday with luxury cruise line Cunard, now offering round-trip voyages to Alaska. Riaz steps aboard to get a preview.


PNE Summer Concert Series Lineup: We find out what great musical acts are coming to town this summer at the PNE.



Tuesday, May 21st 2019

Raptors Host Bucks For Game Four: Sportsnet 650’s James Cybulski looks ahead to tonight’s big game.


Protest Over West Van Stormwater Project: Plan would link the British Properties to the ocean with new infrastructure.


Highway Home Halts Construction: Stuck in the middle of the highway. Tom Walsh tells us the biggest obstacle to a multimillion dollar highway project being completed is a 64 year old woman who isn’t ready to leave, just yet.


Vancouver Aquarium’s Lawsuit Draws Protesters: Protesters gathered outside the Vancouver Aquarium Monday to fight what they call a “greedy lawsuit” by the facility. It’s suing the city and Park Board over money lost after a now two-year-old cetacean ban. Ashley Burr has more.


Fight Against Birth Tourism: Richmond Hospital is at the forefront of a growing industry in Canada. But one MP for Steveston –Richmond East says it isn’t something to celebrate. Isabelle Raghem tells us he’s referring to the growing number of pregnant foreigners coming to Canada to give birth so their child is granted automatic citizenship.


What You Need To Know About Drone Regulations: New drone regulations come into effect June 1st. What do you need to know? Find out when Ryan Morasiewicz, Senior Counsel at MLT Aikins and Chair of the first practice area dedicated to the outdoor/adventure industry in Canada, joins us on BT.


Backyard Beekeeping Basics: Are you interested in starting your own bee colony? We get a lesson in beekeeping in your own backyard.



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!



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