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Show Notes

Monday, February 4th 2019

First Blast of Winter Weather:  Some major windchills expected in the Fraser Valley today.


Vancouver Church Begins 2 Year Pilgrimage: The doors of Vancouver’s iconic St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church are now closed to the public for two years. Opened in 1933, the 86-year-old church is in need of some upgrades, but that doesn’t make it any easier for those attending the church’s last service on Sunday to say goodbye. Ashley Burr has the story.


Local Singer-Songwriter Victoria Anthony Debuts New Single: Dreams came true for 13-year-old local singer Victoria Anthony when she sang with Pink last year; now she’s back with a brand new single!


Burn Awareness Week:  They are the third leading cause of injury related hospital admission for children and in the majority of cases they are completely preventable. We look at the common causes of burns and scalds and how to prevent them, plus we talk to a young burn survivor.


First Date Tips: We get dating advice from professional matchmaker and dating expert Krystal Walter.


Nutella Pancake Art With Nathan Shields: Pancake art with Nutella is easy and adds fun to your breakfast routine not to mention a tasty breakfast the whole family will enjoy.





Friday, February 1st 2019

Manhunt in Surrey Continues: Police are looking for Daon Glasgow in connection to the shooting of a transit officer.


Saving The Life Of A Stranger: 2018 was a record year for transplants in B.C. Andrea Macpherson has the story of a man who gave his kidney to save the life of a stranger.


Honouring Black History: We honour Black History Month with the founder and co-curator of VIFF’s annual Black History Month film series.


Back From The Brink:  North Vancouver firefighter Erik Bjarnason battled back to work after losing his fingers, but has also battled depression and stigma. After seeking help from a support program, the 30-year firefighter is about to retire with renewed hope, a commitment to help others, and a new hand.


Super Bowl Debate:  Is it OK to hate Tom Brady? Would you ask Bill Belichick for a selfie? Who wins? We ask these and other important questions about the Super Bowl.


Thursday, January 31st 2019

NDP Wins Crucial Nanaimo By-Election: News 1130 reporter Liza Yuzda joins us to unpack the Nanaimo by-election and what the results mean for the government and each of the parties in the Legislature.


Langara Golf Course Tree Vandalism: Up to 50 trees have been vandalized at the Langara Golf Course. Travis Prasad tells us many have had their tops chopped off.


Richmond Neighbours Take On YVR: A Richmond neighbourhood says YVR is destroying a greenspace that has existed as a buffer zone between airport operations and the community of Burkeville since the 1940’s. David Zura tells us YVR wants to cut down trees, and build a giant plant for cargo aircraft.


Back From The Great Blue Hole: The new year has brought a time for reflection as Vancouver’s Aquatica Submarines celebrates a highly successful expedition to the ‘Great Blue Hole’ of Belize.


Super Bowl Snacks!  Food stylist Lisa Dawn Bolton shares amazing snacks inspired by the Rams and Pats. You won’t want to share!



Wednesday, January 30th 2019

Nanaimo Heads To The Polls Today: Voters in Nanaimo head to the polls today in a crucial by-election that could change the balance of power in the B.C. Legislature. A victory for the Liberals could lead to an early election. Isabelle Raghem reports.


What You Need To Know About The Speculation Tax: Information about B.C.’s new speculation and vacancy tax is being mailed to home-owners beginning this week. Joannah Connolly ‏explains how the tax works and how it might affect you.


What’s Next In The Huawei Case: We look at what’s next in the complex case involving Chinese telecom company Huawei, in light of Monday’s indictments by U.S. prosecutors.


A Tale of Two Winters in Canada: While we enjoy another sunny day, folks back east deal with temperatures dipping to -52 C.


Northern Fur Seal Pup Rescue: A northern fur seal pup is being cared for by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.  Tom Walsh tells us everyone is hoping the animal will be able to make a full recovery but the next 12 hours are critical.


Tech Trends: Mike Yawney takes a look at the latest tech trends making headlines.


Tuesday, January 29th 2019

Huawei Exec Back in Court This Morning: The U.S. is looking to extradite Meng Wanzhou on several charges.


Restoring Accountability At The B.C. Legislature: We speak with former attorney general Wally Oppal, who became a special advisor to Speaker Darryl Plecas in November after B.C.’s top civil servants were escorted from their offices. They have now been accused of flagrant over-spending.


Life In Prison In 40 Year Old Murder: A mother says she can finally carry on with her life after a judge sentenced Garry Handlen to life in prison for killing a 12 year old girl near Merritt in 1978. Andrea Macpherson reports.


Humiliated Over Stroller Size: A White Rock mom is speaking out after she says a bus driver berated her over the size of her stroller. David Zura explains.


Let The Tech Do The Trash Talking! It’s a trash talking robot, and its goal at YVR is to help you sort your garbage into the right bin. Isabelle Raghem explains.


Women’s Personal Safety Tips: Awareness. Assessing. Avoidance. Acting. From the 4 A’s of personal safety to some simple physical concepts that can provide an opportunity for escape, we learn how to improve our level of personal safety with members of the VPD’s Women’s Personal Safety team.



Monday, January 28th 2019

Inside The Plecas Report On Legislature Spending: Alan Mullen sheds light on the expense claims and personal spending inside the B.C. Legislature.


Preventing Elder Abuse: Physical, emotional, psychological and even financial abuse.
Andrea Macpherson tells us it’s a scary reality for many seniors in Metro Vancouver and Crime Stoppers says Elder Abuse is one of the most underreported crimes.


Puppies Reunited: After two months apart and surviving horrific abuse, a furry family of dogs is being reunited in White Rock this weekend. Ashley Burr has the story.


Netflix Show Inspiring Clothing Donation Trend: Does it bring you joy? A Vancouver consignment store owner says she’s seen an overwhelming increase in people raiding their closets and dropping off used clothing… and believes a recently released Netflix show is the cause. Ashley Burr has the story.


Not All Debts Are Created Equal:  Find out if you have “good” debt or “bad” debt and what you should do about it when debt management expert Blair Mantin joins us on BT.


Winter Camping Hacks: Take winter adventures to the next level with these winter camping hacks from Scouts Canada.


Friday, January 25th 2019

Medical Emergency Ignored: A young Abbotsford woman with a chronic medical condition fainted in public last week and nobody stepped in to help. Andrea Macpherson explains.


Big Pig on the Move to Animal Sanctuary:  Theodore is moving on to a new life on Vancouver Island.


Transparency In Government Spending: Former Vancouver city councillor George Affleck joins us to discuss transparency in government and the latest reaction to the Plecas report.


The Future Of The Toronto Blue Jays:  Toronto Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins joins us to talk about the team’s youth movement and how the Vancouver Canadians have helped the club thrive in the big league.


Thor’s Hammers: Destroyer & Cold War:  Thor reviews the new police drama ‘Destroyer’, starring Nicole Kidman, plus drops the hammers on Poland’s ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ Oscar nominee ‘Cold War’.


AnimalKind:  Are you a dog owner looking for a trainer? We find out what the BC SPCA says you should be looking for and how to find one.


BT Celebrates Robbie Burns Day: Haggis, bagpipes and poetry. We celebrate Robbie Burns Day on BT!



Thursday, January 24th 2019

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: We meet a woman who’s mother has dementia and also talk to the care-worker who helped them learn how to communicate.


Vancouver Art Gallery Receives Huge Donation:  Gallery director, Kathleen Bartels joins us to talk about options and opportunites the $40 million donation could bring.



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