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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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    Full Show: BC Midwives are a Solution to Healthcare Crisis, Water conversation & Surrey election

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 32:54


    00:00 - View from Victoria 09:46 - BC Midwives are a Solution to Healthcare Crisis 13:38 - Water conservation in our province 18:38 - Surrey mayoral candidate, Sukh Dhaliwal

    View From Victoria - Civic election, provincial politicians will be watching

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 10:20


    Vancouver is the big test: Ken Sim put issue at the top of the agenda. David Eby and other New Democrats riding to the rescue of Kennedy Stewart. Victoria will be watched too: Steven Andrew vs Lisa Helps preferred successor, NDP endorsed Marianne Alto. Surrey: New Democrats won't miss Doug McCallum…they have not thrown weight behind Jinny Sims, NDP MLA and ex cabinet minister.  Prepare to live with win by Brenda Locke, former BC Liberal cabinet minister and ex-McCallum ally. But will province have to field reversal on police force?

    Full Show: Deaths rise among the unhoused, Inflation affecting charities & What you see is what you pay for

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 64:45


    00:00 - As post-tropical storm Fiona devastated much of Atlantic Canada last month, Robert Way watched in horror as hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall wreaked havoc across much of the region. Guest: Robert Way, Queen's University geography professor and climate change researcher. 07:55 - Is it possible to change the day that Halloween falls on? Guest: Raji Sohal, CKNW Contributor 13:17 - Jurors ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Wednesday to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims' relatives and an FBI agent. Guest: Wendy Gillette, CBS News Correspondent 17:23 - Part 1: The number of deaths among British Columbia's unhoused population jumped 75 per cent between 2020 and 2021, according to the BC Coroners Service. Guest: Guy Felicella, Harm reduction advocate, overcame drug addiction 25:43 - Part 2: The number of deaths among British Columbia's unhoused population jumped 75 per cent between 2020 and 2021, according to the BC Coroners Service. Guest: Eric Chapman, CKNW Contributor 31:21 - Surrey Election - The Future of Public Safety. Each of the five major mayoral candidates from Surrey will get a chance to explain and discuss their public safety platforms Guest: Jinny Sims, Surrey mayoral candidate for Surrey Forward. 42:39 - The soaring cost of food might make you shop for groceries differently. But for charitable organizations that depend on reasonable costs to serve the community, inflation can have devastating effects. Guest: CKNW Contributor Raji Sohal interviewed Christine Morettin, manager, administrator, driver at Meals on Wheels 50:40 - Is it the start of a welcome trend in B.C. or just a way of passing along the cost of being an employer to customers? Guest: Ian Tostenson, president of the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association.

    Surrey Election: The Future of Public Safety - Jinny Sims

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 11:59


    Surrey Election - The Future of Public Safety.  Each of the five major mayoral candidates from Surrey will get a chance to explain and discuss their public safety platforms Guest: Jinny Sims, Surrey mayoral candidate for Surrey Forward.

    Death among unhoused population jumps 75%

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 9:01


    The number of deaths among British Columbia's unhoused population jumped 75 per cent between 2020 and 2021, according to the BC Coroners Service. Guest: Guy Felicella, Harm reduction advocate, overcame drug addiction

    View From Victoria: Horgan making his exit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 10:06


    What's next in the NDP leadership race? We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    Full Show: Unwanted house guests, Rethinking parking spots & Fairness in generational politics

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 43:50


    00:00 - Some experts believe that adding financial value to natural assets may help in tackling climate change. Guest: Roy Brooke, the executive director of the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative. 04:37 - Have you noticed an unwanted guest, with an unusual smell, in your house recently? Guest: Gail Wallin, Executive Director of Invasive Species of BC. 12:49 - Is it time to rethink how cities are set up and say goodbye to parking spaces? Guest: Brent Toderian, City planner, Urbanist at Toderian UrbanWORKS. Former Vancouver chief planner. 19:57 - Surrey Election - The Future of Public Safety. Each of the five major mayoral candidates from Surrey will get a chance to explain and discuss their public safety platforms Guest: Brenda Locke, Surrey mayoral candidate for Surrey Connect. 30:55 - Generation Squeeze has announced the launch of the Generational Fairness Champion Pledge. Guest: Dr. Paul Kershaw, Professor, University of British Columbia, School of Population & Public Health, Director, Master of Public Health Program, and founder of Generation Squeeze.

    Making Cents of the Markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 10:11


    Making Cents of the Market: Time for Making Cents of the Markets with Lori Pinkowski.  Lori Pinkowski is a Senior 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

    Taking a look at generational fairness at all levels of government

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 8:55


    Generation Squeeze has announced the launch of the Generational Fairness Champion Pledge. Guest: Dr. Paul Kershaw, Professor, University of British Columbia, School of Population & Public Health, Director, Master of Public Health Program,  and founder of Generation Squeeze.

    Surrey Election: The Future of Public Safety - Brenda Locke

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 11:38


    Surrey Election - The Future of Public Safety.  Each of the five major mayoral candidates from Surrey will get a chance to explain and discuss their public safety platforms Guest: Brenda Locke, Surrey mayoral candidate for Surrey Connect.

    A very stinky bug could be invading your home!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 8:53


    Have you noticed an unwanted guest, with an unusual smell, in your house recently? Guest: Gail Wallin, Executive Director of Invasive Species of BC.

    View From Victoria: Pushing back against the NDP establishment

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 11:45


    Appadurai is pushing back against the NDP old gaurd and is blasting the NDP for grilling new members over political allegiances and treating newcomers with suspicion. We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    Full Show: Issues for mayoral candidates in small communities, Drought conditions and major impacts & Hockey Canada makes a big move

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 52:43


    00:00 - A Reuters survey of 30 election offices found that 15 have enhanced security as they ramp up for another divisive election. Guest: Reggie Cecchini, Global News Washington Correspondent 07:22 - Four years ago when Mayor Merlin Blackwell ran in the small community of Clearwater, the issues were not as complex as they are today. Guest: Merlin Blackwell, Mayor of Clearwater 16:34 - Experts say the drought conditions across BC have already brought on significant adverse effects, and could continue. Guest: Dr. John S. Richardson, Professor at UBC in the Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences 26:05 - After a pandemic pause, Okanagan wineries have been ready to welcome visitors from across the globe and they're getting a bit of help. Guest: Ellen Walker-Matthews, CEO of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association 31:59 - Hockey Canada President & CEO Scott Smith along with the board of directors at Hockey Canada are all stepping aside following the Hockey Canada scandal. Guest: Ian Mendes, Senior Writer for The Athletic

    Hockey Canada CEO and Board of Directors step aside

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 10:29


    Hockey Canada President & CEO Scott Smith along with the board of directors at Hockey Canada are all stepping aside following the Hockey Canada scandal. Guest: Ian Mendes, Senior Writer for The Athletic

    View From Victoria: Is BC's big business going bust?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 11:06


    The Crofton paper mill is closing indefinitely starting in December and more forestry sector businesses might be closing down in the near future. We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    Surrey Election: The Future of Public Safety - Gordie Hogg

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 10:27


    Surrey Election - The Future of Public Safety.  Each of the five major mayoral candidates from Surrey will get a chance to explain and discuss their public safety platforms Guest: Gordie Hogg, Surrey Mayoral Candidate for Surrey First.

    Full Show: Another attack on Ukraine, Chinatown hate crime numbers & The Surrey election

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 28:07


    00:00 - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called the attack on the sprawling Kerch Bridge to Crimea “a terrorist act” carried out by Ukrainian special services and Russia's investigative chief immediately opened a criminal terror investigation into the explosion that damaged a prominent Russian landmark. Guest: Jeff McCausland, CBS Military Analyst 06:38 - Hate crime numbers in Vancouver are expected to be released this week, and the area that is monitoring these numbers is of course Chinatown, which has had several incidents and cases over the past few years. Guest: Lorraine Lowe, Executive Director, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden 14:18 - As we did with the Vancouver election and the mayoral candidates, today we begin our Surrey election series with the Surrey mayoral candidates. Guest: Gordie Hogg, Surrey Mayoral Candidate for Surrey First

    View from Victoria - New Democrats getting desperate about Anjali Appadurai challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 12:13


    Guest: Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun Columnist

    View from Victoria - Question period theatre over MLA pay & Adrian Dix takes victory lap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 10:28


    BC Liberals turned that into political hay Thursday:  recognizing that with cost of living being what it is, MLAs could be getting as much as 10%

    Full Show: Pierre Pollievre faces fallout, Smith wins UCP leadership race & New rules coming for mortgage brokers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 38:24


    00:00 - Pierre Pollievre faces fallout 8:05 - Smith wins UCP leadership race 12:08 - New rules for mortgage brokers 18:33 - B.C. Ombudsperson probes disaster relief programs with review 24:44 - Bonnie Stern new book "Don't Worry, Just Cook"

    The Full Show: Parking for trucks, the new COVID symptoms & Skipping the line at YVR

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 42:14


    00:00 - The Prime Minister has suggested that Hockey Canada is failing to understand how it contributed to the “serious” situation gripping the organization. Guest: Ian Mendes, Senior Writer at The Athletic. 10:38 - A common and growing problem is truckers not being able to find suitable parking during their shifts. Guest: Dave Earle, President of the BC Trucking Association. 17:57 - Health experts around the world are starting to take note of how the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are changing. Guest: Dr. Birinder Narang, Family Physician and CKNW/Global News Medical Contributor 23:45 - The Metro Vancouver Regional District has issued an air quality advisory for the Eastern Fraser Valley. Guest: Philippe-Alain Bergeron, Environment Canada Meteorologist. 30:27 - There's a new way for travellers to skip the sometimes-lengthy security lineups at Vancouver International Airport. Guest: Mike McNaney, VP & Chief External Affairs Officer.

    View From Victoria: Horgan stops for a chat ahead of Climate summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 11:34


    John Horgan met with the press gallery before departing for climate/transportation summit in San Francisco. We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of  Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    Companies continue to withhold funds from Hockey Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 11:06


    The Prime Minister has suggested that Hockey Canada is failing to understand how it contributed to the “serious” situation gripping the organization. Guest: Ian Mendes, Senior Writer at The Athletic.

    The Full Show: Hockey Canada goes on the defensive, Union backing a candidate & Saving the kelp forests

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 50:23


    00:00 - Hockey Canada‘s board chairs, past and present, have defended the national sport body's handling of sexual abuse allegations dating back to 2018 Guest: Grant Robertson, Globe and Mail Senior Writer. 09:36 - There's been a lot of talk recently about how universities need to ease their standards and that the current workload is too much for students to handle. Guest: Raji Sohal, CKNW Contributor 14:43 - The City of Vancouver is just under two weeks away from its civic election and the Vancouver Police Union is about to break tradition. Guest: Dr. Hamish Telford - Associate Professor of Political Science, University of the Fraser Valley. 23:03 - According to data published by Statistics Canada, food inflation is up by almost ten percent…its fastest rise in FORTY years. Guest: CKNW Contributor Raji Sohal interviewed Leslie Beck, dietitian and director of food and nutrition at Medcan. 29:40 - Have you had issues trying to get your Nexus? Several hundreds of thousands of Canadians are waiting in the queue to get their applications approved. Guest: Len Saunders, Blaine Immigration Lawyer. 36:52 - Kelp, which can grow 20 to 30 metres tall from the ocean floor, provides food and shelter for thousands of marine species while absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. Guest: Liam Coleman, a post-doctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University's department of biological sciences.

    Making Cents of the Markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 9:12


    Making Cents of the Market: Time for Making Cents of the Markets with Lori Pinkowski. Lori Pinkowski is a Senior 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

    Rebuilding and Saving our Kelp Forests

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 9:29


    Kelp, which can grow 20 to 30 metres tall from the ocean floor, provides food and shelter for thousands of marine species while absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. Guest: Liam Coleman, a post-doctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University's department of biological sciences.

    Hockey Canada chairs go on the defensive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 10:04


    Hockey Canada‘s board chairs, past and present, have defended the national sport body's handling of sexual abuse allegations dating back to 2018 Guest: Grant Robertson, Globe and Mail Senior Writer.

    View From Victoria: Does trying to bury a report ever work?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 12:03


    The release of the report on repeat offenders and random violence blew up in the face of the NDP government. We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    The Full Show: Quebecers vote!, Fees on your credit card & Nurses struggling in the province

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 54:31


    00:00 - Quebecers casted their votes after a five-week election campaign dominated by divisive issues. Guest: Dan Spector, Global News Montreal Reporter 06:24 - There are some new, yet old, fees coming to your credit card purchases. Guest: Raji Sohal, CKNW Contributor 12:48 - A new report into repeat offenders and random stranger violence in B.C. shows the need for greater accountability. Guest: Wally Oppal, Former BC Attorney General 22:14 - Since employees have started working remotely, more and more companies are at a greater risk for data breaches. Guest: Raji Sohal, CKNW Contributor interviewed Tony Anscombe, Chief Security Evangelist at ESET. 27:18 - B.C. nurses say they're overwhelmed by the current workload and are seeking a lifeline. Guest: Aman Grewal, President of the BC Nurses Union 35:28 - The B.C. government is expected to table a new deal for family doctors in October, promising a better compensation model to address rising business costs Guest: Dr. Rita McCracken, assistant professor in family medicine at the University of British Columbia. 44:52 - Children and Youth in Canada have received an F, when it comes to exercise and physical activity. Guest: Dr. Nicholas Kuzik, Research Fellow, CHEO.

    A new report delves into the problems around 'repeat offenders'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 10:06


    A new report into repeat offenders and random stranger violence in B.C. shows the need for greater accountability. Guest: Wally Oppal, Former BC Attorney General

    View From Victoria: The Province will get 6 more MLA's

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 11:10


    The Province is adding Six more seats to reflect the growing population in the province. Where will they put the six additional MLAs? We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    Full Show: Food inflation, The reality of buying and ordering EV Vehicles & Inflation hits hard for international students in B.C.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 38:13


    The Grizzlie Truth movie premier

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 10:54


    Last week we checked in with Kat Jayme, Award-winning Filipina-Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC and the director of “The Grizzlie Truth '' a film about how the Vancouver Grizzlies left town for Memphis ahead of its premiere this past Saturday. Our producer Jason Manaois caught up with Kat Jayme and special guest Steve Francis.

    View from Victoria: Eby on repeat offenders & random violence downtown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 10:37


    New Democrats wait until 10 am on Saturday of a long weekend to release full 150-page plus report. Fall legislature sitting

    The Full Show: The 2nd Annual Day for Truth and Reconciliation + The overhaul needed for Healthcare in BC

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 51:48


    00:00 - The second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a chance to reflect and think about the country's treatment of indigenous people. Guest: Abigail Bimman, Global National Ottawa Correspondent. 05:02 - The province is also increasing what first responders can do, including enhancing airway management skills and providing expanded life support and pain management procedures for paramedics. Guest: Troy Clifford, President of the union representing paramedics and dispatchers and an active paramedic 13:07 - Health Minister Adrian Dix says as many as 1,800 patients could be moved out of British Columbia hospitals should the province see a “worst case scenario” involving surges of both influenza and COVID-19. Guest: Terry Lake, CEO, BC Care Providers' Association. 21:03 - Discussing the importance and significance of Truth and Reconciliation and learning and listening to stories and events that are planned around BC on the 2nd annual Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Guest: Wilson Willams, Squamish Nation Concillor  Guest: Jen Thomas, Tsleil-WauTuth First Nation Chief.

    View From Victoria: Adrian Dix delivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 10:39


    Health Minister delivers on his long promise on healthcare resources. We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    First look at the 2nd annual Truth and Reconciliation Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 5:30


    The second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a chance to reflect and think about the country's treatment of indigenous people. Guest: Abigail Bimman, Global National Ottawa Correspondent.

    The Full Show: Trudeau's popularity dwindles, Getting back the money & What really happened to the Vancouver Grizzlies?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 59:57


    00:00 - Hurricane Ian plowed into Florida's Gulf Coast with catastrophic force on Wednesday, unleashing howling winds, torrential rains and a treacherous surge of ocean surf that made it one of the most powerful U.S. storms in recent years. Guest: Reggie Cecchini, Global News Washington Correspondent. 06:01 - Should your boss be allowed to fire you for things you say or do in your personal life? Guest: Raji Sohal, CKNW Contributor 11:51 - The proportion of Canadians who believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deserves to remain in power appears to be slightly lower than it was one year ago Guest: Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs 16:34 - A ticketing company is suing the organizers of the cancelled Formula E electric car race originally scheduled in Vancouver for more than $3.3 million. Guest: Richard Chang, a lawyer with Diamond and Diamond Lawyers in Vancouver. 22:24 - Russia confirmed it will formally annex parts of Ukraine. Guest: Pam Falk, CBS UN Correspondent 29:09 - More than two years after their improper arrest outside a bank in Vancouver, a First Nations man and his granddaughter have reached a settlement with Vancouver police. Guest: Rachel Ann Snow, Indigenous Legal Advocate 36:45 - As tomorrow marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a lot of people are wondering how to honour the day. Guest: CKNW Contributor Raji Sohal interviewed ODP Founder and organizer, Josh Hensman, along with Kris Archie, Exec Director for The Circle on Philanthropy. 44:39 - There is a new documentary that goes behind the scenes and outlines how the Vancouver Grizzlies were lost to the city. Guest: Kathleen(Kat) Jayme, Award-winning Filipina-Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC, Director of “The Grizzlie Truth”, and Vancouver Grizzlies super fan

    Canadians turn on Prime Minister Trudeau

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 5:24


    The proportion of Canadians who believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deserves to remain in power appears to be slightly lower than it was one year ago Guest: Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs

    View From Victoria: David Eby returns to the spotlight

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 10:02


    David Eby is answering the NDP critics who've been wondering about his whereabouts since he launched his bid for party leadership. We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    The Full Show: Major storm events across North America, Why people are upset with easing COVID restrictions & Waiting for cancer treatments

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 49:50


    00:00 - Hurricane Ian hit western Cuba on Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction, bringing down trees, and cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people Guest: Reggie Cecchini, Global News Washington Correspondent. 06:35 - With childcare costs moving towards $10 a day, many parents worried there will be a decline in quality. Guest: Raji Sohal, Mornings with Simi Contributor 13:11 - There is seemingly only incremental progress in Port Aux Basques as everyone is still absorbing the shock of what happened. Guest: Ross Lord, Global National reporter. 18:14 - People are taking to social media to voice their anger and frustration with the federal government's decision to scrap COVID-19 travel rules Guest: Sarah Otto, an evolutionary biologist at the University of British Columbia 27:22 - Radiologists in B.C. are sounding the alarm about how long patients are waiting for medical imaging in the province. Guest: Shirley Bond, BC Liberals' Health Critic. 36:11 - We've been hearing a lot about the four day work week lately. In Merrit, city workers have been granted the right to work four-day weeks. Guest: Raji Sohal, CKNW Contributor

    Making Cents of the Markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 11:03


    Making Cents of the Market: Time for Making Cents of the Markets with Lori Pinkowski. Lori Pinkowski is a Senior 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

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