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Thursday, December 6th 2018

7-year-old Says Thank You For Donating Blood: When you donate blood you don’t typically get to meet the people whose lives you’re saving. Ashley Burr reports on the 7-year-old boy who is hand delivering gifts to say thank you.


Huawei CFO Arrested at YVR: A Chinese telecom giant whose smartphones are sold in hundreds of countries worldwide is at the centre of a high profile arrest after being detained at YVR. Travis Prasad has the details.


Magical Flight To Meet Santa: 100 special kids got a chance to pack an Air Transat flight out of Vancouver International Airport and head north, in search of Santa. Andrea Macpherson tells us it was all thanks, in part, to the Children’s Wish Foundation.


I-5 Hockey Rivalry Dates Back 100 Years!  While excitement grows over a new NHL Team in Seattle, hockey history along the West Coast actually dates back over 100 years! Andrea Macpherson speaks with a hockey historian and author hoping to see history repeat itself along the I-5.


Local Hikers Share Rescue Story:  When Sandra Manzardo snapped her knee hiking down Burke Mountain, she couldn’t walk another step. The hiker was eventually carried over three kilometres to safety by Coquitlam Search and Rescue in what she called one of the most surreal and humbling experiences of her life. We learn about the things she did to keep herself safe in the B.C. wilderness and what additional safety measures hikers can take.


Figure Skater Patrick Chan Reflects On ‘Retirement’: Olympic figure skater Patrick Chan has retired from competition, but the 27-year-old Canadian champ is keeping busy in his “golden years” since moving to Vancouver and finding many reasons to get out in the B.C. wilderness. He is the athlete ambassador for the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final this week at UBC, starting Thursday and wrapping on Sunday. He’ll join Stars on Ice next.


Create Memories, Not Garbage: Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Larina Lopez shares gift and wrapping ideas that will help us celebrate the holiday season with less waste.



Wednesday, December 5th 2018

Murder Charge Laid In Vancouver Death: Vancouver Police say a charge of second-degree murder has now been approved against a 23-year-old man from Surrey in the death of an 87 year old Vancouver woman. Andrea Macpherson has the details.


Budget Cuts In Surrey: Budget cuts are on the way in Surrey and not everyone is happy with the announcement from the new mayor. David Zura has more.


Vancouver’s Pieous Pie Maker: This Vancouver pie master’s world renowned delicious designs came from a humble beginning. Tom Walsh checks out these incredible works of art worth $3000!


Seattle’s Future NHL Franchise: The NHL is coming to Seattle and the Vancouver Canucks will have a true regional rival, right down the I-5. What does this mean for hockey fans in B.C. We talk to Dan Riccio from Sportsnet 650 about the expansion team and what we might soon be calling them. Release the Kraken!


Decorating Christmas Cookies:  Christmas cookie decorating ideas you can do at home!


Staying Active This Holiday Season: Christmas parties, shopping, who has time to exercise? Innovative Fitness shows us how we can stay active, fit & consistent this holiday season.



Tuesday, December 4th 2018

Mother Shaken After Finding Missing Glass In Burnaby High Rise: Imagine stepping out onto a balcony on the 31st floor, and one of the glass panels between you and the approximately 400 feet below, is missing. Ashley Burr has the story of the Burnaby mother who says she’s still shaken by the experience.


Compass Wristbands Sellout, Being Resold Online: The demand is so high for the sold out $6 compass card wristbands that some people have taken to Craigslist, asking as much as $150. Isabelle Raghem has the story.


Grocery Prices Expected To Jump In 2019: A new study suggests the average family will pay around $411 more next year.


Curious About Koi?  Extra special care has been given to the decorative koi left at the Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown. To protect them from the maw of a crafty otter, the remaining fish, including dozens of juveniles, have been moved to the Vancouver Aquarium. We chat with a biologist about the reasons many people connect with these eye-catching fish and why they are so colourful.


How To Be Bear Aware: Wildsafe B.C.’s Dan Mikolay explains what to do when you encounter a bear and why some of the animals may not actually be hibernating during the colder weather.


Amazon Holiday Gift Ideas: Looking for gift ideas? Amazon shows us how to take the guesswork out of gifting!



Monday, December 3rd 2018

Showing Off Some Science Skills: Osler elementary school students are showing off their science skills! David Zura meets some scientists in the making and tests out some of their projects at this spectacular fair!


Vancouver Ranks Lowest In Pot Use: A new Statistics Canada study suggests Vancouverites consume the least amount of pot per capita among five urban centres across the country.


Banned By a Bark in Langley: Controversy at Uplands Dog Park.


Sarah Burke’s Lasting Legacy:  Sarah Burke was an athlete and pioneer who has left a lasting legacy before and since her death in 2012. The freestyle skier put her sport on the map for women and with her husband Rory Bushfield, she rescued a dog they named Dex.


How To Take The Perfect Holiday Photos:  We get a lesson in taking the perfect holiday photos with expert John Lehmann.


Picking The Perfect Christmas Tree:  We get tips on picking the perfect tree and how to take care of it when you get it home!


Friday, November 30th 2018

14 Year-Old Sexually Assaulted: Vancouver Police are looking for a suspect after a 14 year old girl was pulled into some bushes and sexually assaulted in East Vancouver. Travis Prasad reports.


Thor’s Hammers: At Eternity’s Gate: Willem Dafoe portrays famed painter Vincent van Gogh, Thor reviews the new biographical drama ‘At Eternity’s Gate’.


Collecting Paper Cranes For Cancer Patient: The mother of a woman with leukemia is putting out a call out for 1000 paper cranes. Andrea Macpherson tells us the well wishes she’s received have been helping to lift her spirits.  More info: https://bit.ly/2P9rNM3


Movember Shave-Off!  Watch a Port Coquitlam firefighter shave the Movember ‘stache he’s been growing all month in support of men’s health.


Festive Cocktails: We learn how to make a Mister Grinch! Lavish Liquid shares some of their festive cocktail recipes perfect for the holiday season.


Hot Butter Rum
2 oz Aged or Spiced Rum
1 tbspn creamed butter with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, sugar
Hot Water to taste

El Diablo Cafe
1 oz Hornitos Black
1/2 oz Ancho Reyez Chili liqueur
1/2 oz Kahlua
2 dashes of Mole Bitters
2 oz cinnamon infused coffee
Splash of Mezcal
Cinnamon stick to garnish

Mr. Grinch
1 oz peppermint liqueur
1 oz creme de cacao
1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
1/2 oz cold water
1 dash of Ms. Better Bitters Foamer
Macha Powder Garnish

Thursday, November 29th 2018

40 Years As ‘Right Hand Man’ To Ted Rogers:  For 40 years Phil Lind was the ultimate “Right Hand Man” to media mogul Ted Rogers. Phil brings his candid and powerful memoir to the BT couch.


Learning All About Otters!  Otters are fish specialists, which means they are determined, crafty and often very successful and finding fish to eat. When their instincts lead them closer to humans, otters can cause havoc at marinas, hatcheries and backyard ponds, like the one at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden.


Tragic Bear Attack In The Yukon: Reaction is pouring in around the country after a mother and her baby were killed by a grizzly bear in the Yukon. David Zura reports.


VPD Appeal in Sex Assault Case: Vancouver Police are asking for help in a sex assault case after several charges were approved against a B.C. truck driver. Tom Walsh reports.


Did You Hear it? Did You Actually?  Did you hear it? David Zura tells us the ‘Alert Ready’ system was tested once again right across the country.


What To Do If You’ve Been In A Car Accident: You hope it never happens to you, but if it does, these are the steps you need to take. We find out what to do if you’ve been in a car accident.


Witnessing Climate Change: He has been exploring and mountaineering for his entire life. Over that time he has witnessed the ravages of climate change with his own eyes, particularly on the dramatic changes in the far north and south of the planet.


Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Goats and Other Ethical Gifts: You don’t need to put a goat under the tree to give a meaningful gift this year. We learn about the option of making a charitable donation to purchase livestock for a family to provide nutrition and income.


Veterans and Mental Health: We catch up with the only Canadian veterans who have just returned from Australia’s ‘Ride To Survive’, which ended in Sydney with the opening of the Invictus Games.


Technical Issues During Canucks’ Record 50/50: Online buyers had a tough time buying tickets for the record draw.


Capilano University Launches Unique Vending Machine: Pick a short, medium or long story!


Canucks Take A Lyft: The Canucks ‘draft’ Lyft as its offical rideshare partner, even though the service is not yet available in Vancouver. Travis Prasad reports.


How To Prevent Another Koi Crisis: Once the otter is caught and the koi are safe, plans will be made to replenish the pond at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. But Andrea Macpherson is speaking with one expert who thinks that’s a bad idea.


Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Catching Up With Vasek Pospisil: Canadian tennis star Vasek Pospisil joins us in studio to talk sport and his other passions, songwriting, and singing.


Giving Back Through Organ Donation: What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? We learn what one woman calls the best, most meaningful day of her life. More than two years ago, she donated one of her healthy kidneys so a friend could live.


Christmas Light Conundrum: Is it too early for Christmas light displays? We put the question to you.


NASA’s Insight Lander Touches Down on Mars: There’s a local connection to this out-of-this-world international story.


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