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What Cell Phone Service Will Mean For Port Renfrew's Future
We speak to Karl Ablack, Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce President about what the coming cell phone service will mean for the area's residential and commercial growth.
More Mental Health Supports are Coming to Islanders Through the Blue Love Campaign
United Way Greater Victoria’s newest campaign Blue Love is seeking to raise $1,000,000 for mental health programs in the area. They’ve already secured $100,000. We learn more about the campaign and one of the recipients of the money.
Our Experience at the Fairy Creek Blockades
Solutions to Protecting B.C.'s Old Growth
Yesterday we looked at the front-line fighters. Today we look at what they're fighting for. We learn about solutions to protect old-growth that also protects the economic stability for all parties involve.
Life at the Fairy Creek Blockades
We spend the night at the Fairy Creek Blockades to learn about life at the blockade, and what protestors plan on doing now that the injunction has been passed. We also dig into the complex backstory of the situation and forest activism on Vancouver Island.
Langford: A Tale of Two Cities. A Best Coast Political Podcast Crossover.
In this unique podcast experience, the Best Coast Political Podcast teams with the Capital Daily to bring listeners a revealing look at one of B.C.'s most beguiling towns: Langford. Recently voted the most liveable city in Canada, it's often criticized for its endless sprawl, bland suburban geographies, and stagnant local government. How to square the circle? The expert panel includes Aaron Guillen (Capital Daily), Maleea Acker (Univ. of Victoria and Focus Magazine), and Jeremy Caradonna and Matt Dell (Best Coast Political Podcast).
The panel takes on numerous topics in this long-form discussion, including the sketchy origins of Bear Mountain and its subsequent bankruptcy, the Danbrook One tower fiasco, the destruction of rare Garry Oak ecosystems in the area, the lack of urban planning, perceived conflicts of interest between industry and local politicians, and the secretive, closed-door nature of local governance. Stew Young has been mayor for nearly 30 years, ever since the town incorporated in the early 90s, and there has been little turnover on the city council over the years. So what is Langford's true identity? Does it have a 'democracy deficit? And where does it go from here?
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Very well-presented, easy-to-digest news format on this podcast. The presenter, Ben, does an amazing job! Great hearing a New Zealander too (something different)!
Victoria news and culture in a nutshell, every day
A terrific overview of what's up in Victoria: news, history, weather, and culture. All delivered in a charming Australian accent! Interesting guest segments as well.