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Show Notes

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.



Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

Report Claims ‘Flagrant Overspending’:  A report claims ‘flagrant overspending’ by the suspended B.C. Legislature officials at the centre of an investigation in Victoria. News 1130’s Liza Yuzda reports.


Bowling To 99 Years Old!  The secret to living a long life, may be through bowling! Isabelle Raghem is learning life lessons from a 99 year old bowler!


Catching Up With Neve Campbell:  The Breakfast Club kicks off a national campaign to feed more Canadian children, so growing minds and bodies have the nutrition they need to reach their potential. Before heading to a Coquitlam elementary school to launch the campaign, Neve Campbell joins us in studio for an interview.


Oscar Nomination For Vancouver Filmmakers: Alison Snowden and David Fine are nominated for an Oscar for their animated short, “Animal Behaviour.” We talk to the pair about their inspiration for an animal therapy session and admire the Oscar they earned in 1994 for “Bob’s Birthday,” an animated short that comes with a warning for nudity – and is also very, very funny.


Breaking Down The Oscar Nominations:  Thor looks at some of the big stories and surprises from today’s Oscar nominations.


Why Today Is The Best Day To Buy A House:  Real estate expert Romana King tells us why January 22 is the best day to buy a house this year.




Monday, January 21st 2019

How Old Is Too Old To Drive?  How old is too old to drive? Travid Prasad is taking that question to the streets after 97 year old Prince Philip got into a car crash.


Should Cats Be Kept Inside To Protect Wild Birds?  That’s the opinion of the Victoria Natural History Society.


Avalanche Awareness: What You Need To Know:  Every winter more and more adventurers head up to play in Canada’s beautiful, snowy mountains. Remember that avalanches are possible in the mountains but also on hills. We get some helpful tips that could save your life.


How Seismometers Detect Earthquakes: They are monitoring seismic activity across Canada 24/7. We get an up close look at a seismometer and learn how they detect and record earthquakes.


How To Properly Install A Child Car Seat:  Are you taking a risk when you transport your child in a car seat? Find out when BCAA shares some of the common mistakes parents make when installing a car seat and how to do it properly.



Friday, January 18th 2019

Wang Wants Back Into Byelection:  Canada’s Liberal Party dismisses Karen Wang’s request to be reinstated as the Burnaby-South by-election candidate. Tom Walsh reports.


Canada’s Food Waste In A ‘Crisis’: A new study suggests more than half of food produced in Canada is wasted. Mary Cranston reports.


New Tech Sets Virtual Reality Free: Experiencing the movie for yourself in Richmond.


Svend Robinson Returns To Politics: Svend Robinson is pursuing a return to federal politics as he runs for the NDP nomination in North Burnaby-Seymour. While one of Canada’s longest-serving MPs, in 2004 he tearfully resigned and confessed he stole jewelry. Will voters move past his lapse in judgement? Will they send the experienced politician back to Ottawa?


How To Ride A Motorcycle: Ever thought about learning to ride a motorcycle? Riaz gets some helpful advice from Pacific Riding School.


2019 Wedding Dress Trends: Monte Durham, the ‘Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta’ star, answers some of your bridal style questions ahead of his appearance at the ‘It’s My Wedding Show’ in Langley.


Previewing Sunday’s Blood Moon: On Sunday, Canadians will be treated to a full wolf blood moon creating a total lunar eclipse. We get the details from astronomer Kat Kelley.




Thursday, January 17th 2018

Gastown Eatery Closes Over A Rat: Viral video taken at Crab Park Chowdery is fake, say owners, but it’s cost them customers.


Cop’s Epic Swim-A-Thon For Cancer Patient:  Delta Police constable Kelly Seib swam the distance of a half-marathon, spending 12 hours swimming 900 laps and covering 22.5 kilometres. The officer took on this epic swim-a-thon in support of a 23-year-old cancer patient who needs life-saving surgery.


How To Feed Birds In Winter: Bring nature to your backyard by inviting the birds on over. Do it responsibly this winter by choosing suitable fatty foods, keeping feeders clean, and making sure spills don’t attract other wildlife.


2019 Design Trends: Into power pastels? What about the return of brass? Digging bold floral prints? Design expert Karla Dreyer ushers in 2019 with fresh trends in home décor and shows us easy ways to bring them home.



Wednesday, January 16th 2018

Decision: Gabriel Klein Will Stand Trial A decision has been made that the man accused of killing a 13 year old Abbotsford girl at her high school is fit to stand trial.


Call For Improvements To Deadly Surrey Intersection: There are calls for improvements to a deadly intersection in Surrey. Travis Prasad has the details.


A New Breath Of Life:  A double-lung transplant recipient is getting a second chance at life thanks to a donor. Tom Walsh is catching up with the man who was trapped indoors with an oxygen tank during B.C.’s smoke-filled summer.




Tuesday, January 15th 2018

Surrey’s Mayor Wants ‘International Stadium’: Surrey’s Mayor is calling for an ‘International Stadium’ at Bear Creek Park and not everyone is happy about it. Isabelle Raghem has more.


Deal Reached Between Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs & RCMP: RCMP are speaking in Surrey about their enforcement actions and discussions that took place in Northern B.C. last week with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.  Tom Walsh explains.


Lockdown Drill Concerns:  The mother of a child who attends elementary school in Vancouver is frustrated that students are required to practice lockdown drills.  Travis Prasad tells us she believes the safety exercise could actually do more harm than good.


Legal Pot: Supply & Demand Issues:  With pot now legal in Canada, can the growing demand and high prices keep up with the current supply?


Eagles In Studio!  The results for the annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Count are out. We talk to OWL Rehab about the numbers and we get a chance to get an up-close look at a Golden Eagle and a Bald Eagle.


Activewear Trends: Whether you’re at the gym or running around town, look your most stylish with the latest activewear from Joe Fresh. Watch as Susie Wall shows us what’s on trend for 2019. To help you stay active and stick to those new year’s resolutions, Joe Fresh is offering 25% off using promo code JFSPRING25.




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