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.
Impact of comedy show's mocking of victims of Robert Pickton
The fallout continues after Alberta comedy act Danger Cats took their Robert Pickton t-shirts off their sales website and cancelled their upcoming appearances in Alberta, Texas and in New Westminster at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy BC. The t-shirt mocked victims of serial killer Robert Pickton, and their set included disparaging remarks about residential school survivors. Our guests today included New Westminster city councillor Daniel Fontaine with a reaction from his community, and Sue Brown, director and lawyer for Justice for Girls. Our thanks to our audience for their thoughtful and insightful calls, emails and texts about the topic.
Vancouver report warns 4,700 could be homeless | Protecting kids from online harm
A new report by the Carnegie Housing Project says up to 1,500 more shelter beds are needed in Vancouver to address shortfalls and prevent the number of homeless people from increasing. Carnegie Housing Project manager Devin O'Leary tells us more about their recommendations. https://www.carnegiehousingproject.ca/
And, as the federal government unveils its online harms bill, Tiana Sharifi, the CEO of the Exploitation Education Institute joins us to answer questions from parents and caregivers about keeping kids safe online. https://www.exploitationeducation.org/free-resources
Flipping-tax legislation coming in spring | Child poverty rate increasing: report
Province says home-flipping tax legislation will be introduced this spring. Our guests Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist, BC Real Estate Association, and David Hutniak, CEO, Landlord BC, talk about the impact this may have on creating more affordable housing. Child poverty rates are increasing in B.C., our guest Adrienne Montani, the First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Society discusses their new report..
How costly is it to travel within Canada? | Dealing with the price of pet care
Budget airline Lynx Air is ceasing operations. With few long-distance alternatives to flying, how costly is it to travel within Canada? Our guest Mckenzie McMillan, The Travel Group travel consultant, walks us through why Canada is so challenging for budget airlines. In our pet segment, we explore the cost of keeping pets healthy with Kathy Powelson, PAWS for Hope BC executive director.
Budget day special: province projects record-high $7.9 billion deficit
An extended edition of BC Today will bring you full coverage of the 2024 provincial budget announcement in Victoria. Join host Michelle Eliot as we hear from stakeholders and callers from across the province on what their priorities are. After Finance Minister Katrine Conroy presents the budget, Michelle Eliot will be joined by panelists Mo Amir, podcast host of This is Vancolour, and Gerald Baier, a UBC political scientist to break it all down. We'll hear what the priorities are: from healthcare, housing, climate chage, affordability and more.
Is B.C.'s wine industry in trouble? | For Better or For Worse author's new book
Uncorking the B.C.-Alberta wine wars: Okanagan Wine Club manager Lindsay Kaisaris joins us to discuss how smaller wineries are caught in the middle between the provinces' latest skirmishes. In our second half, we speak with ground-breaking cartoonist and writer Lynn Johnston about her celebrated "For Better or For Worse" syndicated comic strip and how she created a new universe with Alottabots for her new children's book series.
An excellent radio call-in show with guest that features important issues affecting BC.
Too long for today’s lifestyle
The topics are good and the discussions interesting, at least for the first 15 mins.. after that I tune out and go to another podcast.
With a lot of choices in podcasts and limited time in life in general an hour long conversation is way too long ..