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BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.

BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.
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Vancouver, BC

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BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.

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English

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B.C. Almanac, Box 4600 Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4A2 (604) 669-3733


Episodes

Homeless campers in parks. Wasps and other pests.

8/22/2019
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Pivot Legal Society staff lawyer Anna Cooper and Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association CEO Charles Gauthier discuss homeless campers in parks. Royal British Columbia Museum entomology collections manager discusses wasps and other pests.

Duration:00:50:27

B.C. teachers in mediated negotiations. Call for seal, sea lion hunt.

8/21/2019
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B.C. Teachers' Federation's Teri Mooring, UBC's Jason Ellis and Charles Ungerleider discuss teacher negotiations. Pacific Balance Marine Management's Chief Roy Jones Jr., UBC's Carl Walters and the David Suzuki Foundation Scott Wallace discuss hunting seals and sea lions.

Duration:00:49:59

PTB's ride-hailing rules. Student finances.

8/20/2019
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University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business's Garland Chow and University of Toronto's Shauna Brail discuss ride-hailing and the Passenger Transportation Board. BlueShore Financial's Scott Evans discusses students' financial challenges.

Duration:00:49:59

Missing persons scenarios. Climate change as a political issue ahead of federal election.

8/19/2019
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Have you been in a situation where a loved one went missing?It was a sigh of relief so loud you could hear it across the province. 4-year-old George Hazard-Benoit was lost in the wilderness overnight. Search and rescue efforts were taking place for hours and hours each day. And late last night -- he was found. We discuss that situation and similar ones with search and rescue expert Mike Danks. Then, we discuss whether climate change is a partisan issue ahead of the federal election.

Duration:00:50:43

Living in motor vehicles. PNE memories.

8/16/2019
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Together Against Poverty Society's Doug King and Central Okanagan Journey Home Society's Kyleen Myrah discuss homelessness and people who live in motor vehicles. Pacific National Exhibition: 100 Years of Fun author Beverly Cramp helps us share PNE memories.

Duration:00:49:14

Ethics and politics. Woodstock music.

8/15/2019
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Integrity BC's Dermod Travis and Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business's Mark Wexler talk about ethics in politics after the ethics commissioner's SNC-Lavalin report. Music reporter Lisa Christiansen reflects on the music of Woodstock.

Duration:00:50:40

Ethics commissioner's SNC-Lavalin report. Outdoor adventures with children.

8/14/2019
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Democracy Watch co-founder Duff Conacher and Research Co. president Mario Canseco discuss the PM and the ethics commissioner's SNC-Lavalin report. Outward Bound Canada wilderness instructor Jim Flom shares ideas for outdoor adventures with children.

Duration:00:49:58

Canada and the Hong Kong protests. Intergenerational living.

8/13/2019
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Fairchild Radio's Kenneth Ho and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada's Hugh Stephens discuss protests in Hong Kong and what Canada should do. i2i Intergenerational Society's Sharon Mackenzie talk about intergenerational living for affordability..

Duration:00:49:50

Social media and desensitization, Invasive plant species

8/12/2019
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Merlyn Horton of SafeOnline Education discusses how social media can desensitize young people to extreme content. The Invasive Species Council of B.C.'s Gail Wallin explains how to control invasive plant species like Japanese knotweed.

Duration:00:51:16

Travel to dangerous places. Gardener Brian Minter.

8/9/2019
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Personal Travel Management's Lisa Derby, the CBC's Jon Hernandez and MSF Doctors Without Borders' Craig Kenzie discuss travel to dangerous places in the world. Minter Gardens' Brian Minter answers your question.

Duration:00:50:44

Climate change and land use. Back-to-school technology.

8/8/2019
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on Climate Change and Land's Werner Kurz and World Wildlife Fund-Canada's James Snider on climate change and land use. Tech writer and speaker Alexandra Samuel on back-to-school technology.

Duration:00:50:30

Manhunt ends. Green renewable energy plan. Fruit and vegetable preserves.

8/7/2019
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CBC's Yvette Brend, former RCMP officer Kim Watt-Senner, Gillam's Dwayne Foreman and Jane MacLatchy on the hunt for Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod. UBC's Kathryn Harrison and SFU's Mark Jaccard on the Green Party's plan for renewable energy and Canadian fossil fuel jobs. The Preservatory's Lee Murphy and Fruit Tree Project's Tim Fryatt on preserves.

Duration:00:54:22

How to stay cool. Summer renovations.

8/6/2019
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Environment Canada's Matt MacDonald, University of British Columbia's Karen Bartlett and Lytton Chamber of Commerce's Bernie Fandrich discusses hot weather and how to stay cool. JBS Home Improvement's Morgen Jensen discusses summer home renovations.

Duration:00:50:30

Hiking advice. Craft beer.

8/2/2019
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B.C. Mountaineering Club president Chris Ludwig and Fjallraven manager Matt Armstrong talk about hiking experiences. BC Craft Brewers Guild executive director Ken Beattie and Growler editor Rob Mangelsdorf discuss craft beer.

Duration:00:51:05

Credit card debt. Summer reading.

8/1/2019
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Credit Counselling Society CEO Scott Hannah discusses credit card debt in light of Quebec setting minimum credit card payments. CBC Books web content editor Dionne Codrington discusses various picks for summertime reading.

Duration:00:49:57

Finding senior care. Bear conflicts.

7/31/2019
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BC Care Providers Association CEO Daniel Fontaine talks about Route 65, and finding the right senior care. WildSafeBC provincial coordinator Vanessa Isnardy and Coquitlam urban wildlife coordinator Julie Kanya discuss handling conflicts with bears.

Duration:00:50:53

Capital One data breach. Beyond Meat.

7/30/2019
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Ecole Polytechnique's Jose Fernandez discusses cybersecurity at Canadian institutions after the Capital One data breach. Dietitian Rosie Schwartz and University of British Columbia's Zia Mehrabi how people choice between meat and plant-based diets.

Duration:00:50:35

Climate change and the upcoming election. Gardening tips with master gardener Brian Minter.

7/26/2019
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A report released this week by the provincial government points to the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change over the next few decades. Given the urgency being raised, how do you want climate change to figure in the upcoming federal election? Then, summer gardening questions answered by master gardener Brian Minter.

Duration:00:51:47

Uber in rural areas. Car questions and answers.

7/25/2019
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Are you considering getting your Class 4 lisence? Uber says it may not operate outside of Metro Vancouver if it can't get enough qualified drivers in B-C's more rural areas. Regulations set by the B.C. government call for all would-be ride-hailing drivers to hold a Class 4 licence. We explore the issue. Then, are you hitting the road this summer? Are you buying a used car? We answer car-related questions with motor vehicle expert Sam Tremblay.

Duration:00:51:52

Writing wills in B.C. Tourism in your backyard.

7/24/2019
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The case of four sisters who successfully challenged their parents' unfair will is something that could only happen in B.C.What questions do you have about writing wills? Have you ever encountered a problem with a will? Then, what are fond memories you have from exploring your own part of the province? We discuss B.C. tourism.

Duration:00:51:47