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Simi Sara grew up in Surrey, B.C. and spent the first 15 years of her career in television. She has been with 980 CKNW since 2010 as the host of the The Simi Sara Show, until she made her move to her new timeslot as host of Mornings with Simi.

She is the recipient of two national and three regional RTDNA awards for her editorial and commentary work. Sara has also won both the BCAB Broadcaster of Tomorrow and BCAB Performer of the Year awards. Additionally, she is the only radio personality to win the Jack Webster City Mike award for commentary.

Her show Mornings with Simi airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT.

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Simi Sara grew up in Surrey, B.C. and spent the first 15 years of her career in television. She has been with 980 CKNW since 2010 as the host of the The Simi Sara Show, until she made her move to her new timeslot as host of Mornings with Simi.

She is the recipient of two national and three regional RTDNA awards for her editorial and commentary work. Sara has also won both the BCAB Broadcaster of Tomorrow and BCAB Performer of the Year awards. Additionally, she is the only radio personality to win the Jack Webster City Mike award for commentary.

Her show Mornings with Simi airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT.

    Controlling the spread as economies open, Homeschooling options & Not having enough vaccine in Canada

    Controlling the spread as economies open, Homeschooling options & Not having enough vaccine in Canada

    Chapter 1: Starting August 24th TransLink riders will be required to wear a face covering when they’re on a bus or train. 

    Chapter 2: BC isn’t the only place seeing a resurgence in cases of COVID-19.  As many countries around the world move forward with reopening their economy and trying to return to normal they’re facing the exact same thing. 

    Guest: Shane Woodford, Freelancer in Denmark, former CKNW

    Chapter 3: Sturgis is on this weekend in South Dakota - could this be a super spreader event?  Meanwhile, back in Canada - Walmart will require masks to be worn in the store starting on August 12. 

    Guest: Niki Reitmayer, CKNW Mornings contributor

    Chapter 4: The BC Teachers Federation has called on the government to delay the return to class until further consultation can occur, but the BC Principals and Vice Principals Association is asking for a flexible approach. 

    Guest: Darren Danyluk, President of the BC Principals and Vice Principals Association.

    Chapter 5: Everyone is in a unique position when it comes to deciding what’s best for their family during this pandemic, and a lot of parents are understandably concerned about sending their children back to school!

    Guest: Melanie Wilkins-Ho, President of the BC Home Educators’ Association.

    Chapter 6: 146 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, and we’re seeing around 40 new cases announced everyday.  If you think back to June and July, we had single digit numbers of new cases many times, and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is obviously concerned about the way things are going.

    Chapter 7: That’s Canada’s medical health officer Dr. Theresa Tam earlier this week announcing procurement agreements for two vaccines that are in development.  So how many vaccines WILL there be to go around and why hasn’t Canada secured enough for everyone?

    Guest: Amir Attaran, Professor of Law & Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

    Chapter 8: Statistics Canada published the results of the July labour force survey this morning and BC Business Council chief economist Ken Peacock is here to break out the big headlines.

    Guest: Ken Peacock, Chief Economist and Vice President at the Business Council of BC.

    Chapter 9: US President Donald Trump taking direct aim at the Canadian aluminum industry while speaking in Ohio.  Canada has said it will retaliate.

    Guest: Mike Le Couteur, Global National Parliamentary Correspondent.

    • 1 hr
    Who decides on a vaccine, The scenes at YVR & the Conservative leadership race

    Who decides on a vaccine, The scenes at YVR & the Conservative leadership race

    Chapter 1: We’re expecting the Labour Force Survey results from July tomorrow morning, and these have been a real bellwether for the economic recovery in the past couple of months.

    Guest: Brendon Bernard, Economist with Indeed.ca

    Chapter 2: Niki was in Gastown yesterday and the homelessness and drug use problems are seemingly out of control. 

    Guest: Niki Reitmayer - CKNW Mornings contributor

    Chapter 3: Who decides how a vaccine for COVID-19 will be distributed and what is that process going to look like?  We’ve learned the federal government has lined up supply deals with two major manufacturers projected to deliver a vaccine within 18 months, but what happens then?

    Guest: Dr. Catherine Hankins, Professor of Population and Public Health, McGill.

    Chapter 4: It may be quiet in the terminals but behind the scenes at YVR it’s unbelievably hectic right now. 

    Guest:  Tamara Vrooman, YVR CEO

    Chapter 5: A huge uptick in real estate sales this past month, with numbers reaching even higher than this time last year. Sales of townhomes were up over 30% in July according to the latest report from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

    Guest: Jason Turcotte, VP of Development at Cressey Development Group.

    Chapter 6: One of the COVID-19 vaccines candidates the federal government announced they’re purchasing in the MILLIONS uses a delivery system designed by Acuitas Therapeutics here in Vancouver. 

    Guest:  Dr. Thomas Madden, President and CEO of Acuitas Therapeutics.

    Chapter 7: Conservative Leadership Candidate Erin O’Toole is one of the frontrunners in the leadership race and he joins us to talk about his vision for the party, and what it’s going to take to unseat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the next federal election. 

    Guest: Erin O’Toole, Conservative Leadership Candidate.

    • 48 min
    View From Victoria: How will schools stay clean?

    View From Victoria: How will schools stay clean?

    View From Victoria: 

    A local look at politics from the Provincial capital.  The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer, and Global News reporter Richard Zussman join the show with their take on the day's headlines.

    • 8 min
    Making Cents of the Markets

    Making Cents of the Markets

    Making Cents of the Market:

    Time for Making Cents of the Markets with Lori Pinkowski.  Lori Pinkowski is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Canaccord Genuity. You can contact The Pinkowski Wealth Management team directly at 604-695-LORI or visit their website at Pinkowski.ca

    • 10 min
    When will the economy recover, Massive costs at Site C & Are restaurants contact tracing?

    When will the economy recover, Massive costs at Site C & Are restaurants contact tracing?

    Chapter 1: A new report from Deloitte pulls from the recessions in 1990 and 2008 to look at what the lasting impact of the pandemic will be on the people who were hit the hardest.  Matt Laberge is the senior manager of economic advisory at Deloitte Canada and he joins me now to talk about what they found. 

    Guest: Matt Laberge, Senior Manager, Economic Advisory at Deloitte Canada.

    Chapter 2: What have your experiences been with contact tracing at restaurants? 

    Guest: Niki Reitmayer

    Chapter 3: Massive cost overruns at Site C are being blamed on the pandemic, but the project is also facing issues with the structure of the site they’re working on. 

    Guest: Erik Eberhardt, Director of the Geological Engineering program at UBC.

    Chapter 4: Does this deal make you more confident to travel? Emirates - who are continually rated as the top airline in the world - are trying to encourage travel by offering to pay for your medical costs, quarantine costs, and even the cost of your funeral if you die!

    Guest: Niki Reitmayer

    Chapter 5: Bard on the Beach is back...kinda. If you love the performing arts, then check out Bard Beyond the Beach. This new website features lots of great content from the performers that you’ve come to love from Vancouver’s annual Shakespeare event. Featuring, of course, Christopher Gaze (Founding Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach) who spoke to our Niki Reitmayer about this new online initiative.

    Chapter 6: With most live concerts cancelled, artists and venues are both struggling to survive.  Well the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney on Vancouver Island is getting creative with an approach that might serve as a roadmap for other venues in the same position. Guest: Brad Edgett, executive director of the Mary Winspear Centre

    • 1 hr 13 min
    View From Victoria: There will never be 'no' risk

    View From Victoria: There will never be 'no' risk

    View From Victoria: 

    A local look at politics from the Provincial capital.  The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer, and Global News reporter Richard Zussman join the show with their take on the day's headlines.

    • 9 min

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