The Jeff Andreas Show

The Jeff Andreas Show

By Jeff Andreas
RadioNL's Jeff Andreas will take you on an in depth look at the day’s biggest headlines. Topics range from politics to sports and everywhere in between. There is no subject that is off limits. Whether it be local, regional, national or international, it is on Jeff's radar.
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July 9, 2020 (full)
Earth scientist David Hughes discusses his latest report, entitled: Why LNG exports doom emissions-reduction targets and compromise Canada's long-term energy security. And BC's Minister of Health talks COVID-19 after the province passed 3,000 total cases since the pandemic began. 
32:08
July 9, 2020
Adrian Dix (July 9)
BC's Minister of Health talks COVID-19 after the province passed 3,000 total cases since the pandemic began.
12:41
July 9, 2020
July 8, 2020 (full)
On today's show I am joined by the CEO of SafeCare BC to talk about a recent survey gauging how workers in long term care and on the front lines are feeling about what they do and if attitudes have changes as a result of the pandemic. The Chair of the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society joins me to talk about what is the plan for the project moving forward after the April 4 referendum had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.  And it's a President Kanye West edition of That's Whack Wednesday.
30:59
July 8, 2020
Norm Daley (July 8)
The Chair of the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society joins me to talk about what is the plan for the project moving forward after the April 4 referendum had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. 
10:54
July 8, 2020
That's Whack Wednesday (July 8)
It's a President Kanye West edition of That's Whack Wednesday. 
04:05
July 8, 2020
July 7, 2020 (full)
The BC Wildfire Service says that activity has been quite a bit below normal thanks to the wet weather. The Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association is partnering with nine Community Futures Offices to help the sector get through COVID-19. And the new poll from Research Co. shows Canadians are becoming more and more willing to get that COVID-19 vaccine. 
31:01
July 7, 2020
July 6, 2020 (full)
Addiction Matters Kamloops is encouraging people to take the pledge to end the harm caused by "stigmatizing language."  Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to talk DUI checkpoints, the brutal video of a Seattle protester who was hit and killed on the I-5 on the weekend and hydroplaning, how hard is it to prove. 
29:45
July 6, 2020
Kyla Lee (July 6)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to talk DUI checkpoints, the brutal video of a Seattle protester who was hit and killed on the I-5 on the weekend and hydroplaning, how hard is it to prove.
11:36
July 6, 2020
July 3, 2020 (full)
Building activity continues to be strong in Kamloops. The Mayor of Revelstoke joins me to discuss how recent rain caused the highway in and out of the community to be shut down for more than 24 hours and how tourism in the community is starting to pick back up. Kabu-ride has had a slow start to its ride-hailing service in Kamloops but it is expecting things to start picking up. And the Washington Redskin might be looking to change their name. 
31:05
July 3, 2020
Gary Sulz (July 3)
The Mayor of Revelstoke joins me to discuss how recent rain caused the highway in and out of the community to be shut down for more than 24 hours and how tourism in the community is starting to pick back up. 
07:04
July 3, 2020
July 2, 2020 (full)
The Mayor of Sun Peaks talks about tourism picking up in the community as it allows area restaurants to expand their patio space. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation made changes to its lending standards which went into effect yesterday.  The organization will no longer treat non-traditional sources of down payment as equity. Would-be homebuyers' qualifying credit scores must also now be at least 680, up from the previous 600. Local Mortgage Broker with Invis Brenda Colman joins me to talk about the changes. And a local volunteer manager is making the call for more volunteers to help post-secondary students who were unable to find summer employment. 
32:29
July 2, 2020
Brenda Colman (July 2)
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation made changes to its lending standards which went into effect yesterday.  The organization will no longer treat non-traditional sources of down payment as equity. Would-be homebuyers' qualifying credit scores must also now be at least 680, up from the previous 600. Local Mortgage Broker with Invis Brenda Colman joins me to talk about the changes. 
11:29
July 2, 2020
June 30, 2020 (full)
I am joined by the organizers of Canada Day festivities in Kamloops. Pharmacist and Co-Owner of Pharmasave Orchards Walk in Valleyview Kim Winters joins me to talk about the difference between COVID-19 and allergy symptoms and some FAQ's that pharmacists have been getting throughout the pandemic. And people in BC can now start to visit their loved ones in long term care homes. 
30:05
June 30, 2020
Kim Winters (June 30)
Pharmacist and Co-Owner of Pharmasave Orchards Walk in Valleyview Kim Winters joins me to talk about the difference between COVID-19 and allergy symptoms and some FAQ's that pharmacists have been getting throughout the pandemic.
10:16
June 30, 2020
June 29, 2020 (full)
BC's Minister of Education discusses how the return to school went in the month of June and what can be learned as we look towards September. And Acumen Law's Kyla Lee discusses broadcasting court cases and why it may be beneficial to the justice system. We also discuss a possible class action among Uber drivers wanting to be designated as employees of the company.
31:03
June 29, 2020
Rob Fleming (June 29)
The school year is officially in the rear view mirror. It was an unorthodox year with COVID-19 forcing kids to learn from home. Of course many voluntarily went back to class on a part time basis during the month of June. BC's Minister of Education Rob Fleming joins me on this. 
11:44
June 29, 2020
Ken Christian (June 24)
I am off The Jeff Andreas Show this week as I have moved to the afternoon drive slot while NL Newsday's Brett Mineer awaits his COVID-19 test, but that doesn't mean I don't have great interviews to share. I am joined by Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian to talk about council and the latest business at city hall. 
14:47
June 25, 2020
June 22, 2020 (full)
The Metis Nation of BC is recommending the province make a tip line for anyone who's seen or experienced racism in our health care system. I am joined by the President of the Metis Nation of BC Clara Morin Dal Col. Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to talk about the circumstances surrounding the way the man who went on a shooting rampage in Nova Scotia and killed 22 people was able to withdraw $475,000 in cash and how some within the RCMP feel that there may be a tie with the Mounted Police, although the RCMP have denied any such relationship. And Angus Reid is out with a new survey in which it asked Canadians who self-identify as ethnically Chinese how their experience with racism has changed throughout the pandemic. 
33:03
June 22, 2020
Kyla Lee (June 22)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to talk about the circumstances surrounding the way the man who went on a shooting rampage in Nova Scotia and killed 22 people was able to withdraw $475,000 in cash and how some within the RCMP feel that there may be a tie with the Mounted Police, although the RCMP have denied any such relationship. 
09:24
June 22, 2020
June 19, 2020 (full)
The Business Council of B.C. issues latest economic review, expects thousands of jobs permanently lost from the 2020 Shutdown. BCBC's Chief Economist and Vice President  Ken Peacock discusses its latest report. There was a TNRD board meeting this week and to talk a little bit about what happened I am joined by the Chair of the Thompson Nicola Regional District Ken Gillis. We will also talk a little bit about the situation on Stump Lake as homeowners deal with significant flooding.
30:31
June 19, 2020
Ken Gillis (June 19)
There was a TNRD board meeting this week and to talk a little bit about what happened I am joined by the Chair of the Thompson Nicola Regional District Ken Gillis. We will also talk a little bit about the situation on Stump Lake as homeowners deal with significant flooding.
14:55
June 19, 2020
June 18, 2020 (full)
The province is providing nearly $14 million for over 150 projects to support economic development in rural communities throughout the province. BC's Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Doug Donaldson joins me on that. And the Williams Lake Indian Band is calling for a Williams Lake city Councillor to resign and is asking for an apology from the municipality to the First Nations people of Canada. Is peak with the Chief of WLIB about what was said as well as a new cannabis production facility coming to the community.
30:45
June 19, 2020
Chief Willie Sellars (June 18)
The Williams Lake Indian Band is calling for a Williams Lake city Councillor to resign and is asking for an apology from the municipality to the First Nations people of Canada. Is peak with the Chief of WLIB about what was said as well as a new cannabis production facility coming to the community. 
16:02
June 18, 2020
June 17, 2020 (full)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Chistian joins me to talk about this week's city council meeting. Three capital projects were added back into the 2020 budget after Community Works funding was announced by the feds. We also talk about a new memorial coming to Kamloops to honour Capt. Jenn Casey who died in the tragic Snowbirds plane crash on May 17. And ride-hailing will be in the city starting on Canada Day. A new study from the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives raises concerns about an under-regulated, under-researched and largely privatized assisted living sector.  I'm joined by the President of Licensed Practical Nurses Association of BC. And it's an MLB edition of That's Whack Wednesday. 
34:04
June 17, 2020
Ken Christian (June 17)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Chistian joins me to talk about this week's city council meeting. Three capital projects were added back into the 2020 budget after Community Works funding was announced by the feds. We also talk about a new memorial coming to Kamloops to honour Capt. Jenn Casey who died in the tragic Snowbirds plane crash on May 17. And ride-hailing will be in the city starting on Canada Day. 
10:08
June 17, 2020
Anita Dickson (June 17)
A new study from the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives raises concerns about an under-regulated, under-researched and largely privatized assisted living sector.  I'm joined by the President of Licensed Practical Nurses Association of BC.
16:04
June 17, 2020
June 16, 2020 (full)
Kabu Ride spokesperson Martin van den Hemel joins me to talk about the launch of the ride hailing service in Kamloops on Canada Day. Chair of the Kamloops-Thompson School Board discusses how the first two weeks of the return to school has gone, Sun Peaks high school will not be moving to a 4 day work week anytime soon and we also chat briefly about video surveillance. And BC Hydro Spokesperson Susie Rieder discusses how people habits have changed when it comes to their electricity use. 
31:15
June 16, 2020
Kathleen Karpuk (June 16)
Chair of the Kamloops-Thompson School Board discusses how the first two weeks of the return to school has gone, Sun Peaks high school will not be moving to a 4 day work week anytime soon and we also chat briefly about video surveillance. 
10:58
June 16, 2020
Martin van den Hemel (June 16)
Kabu Ride spokesperson Martin van den Hemel joins me to talk about the launch of the ride hailing service in Kamloops on Canada Day. 
09:46
June 16, 2020
June 15, 2020 (full)
Pamela McDonald, Director of Education with the BC Securities Commission and BC Senior Advocate Isobel MacKenzie as today marks world Elder Abuse Awareness Day. And Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to talk about police using force and we touch on a pair of specific instances. One in Atlanta that resulted in the death of Rayshard Brooks and and one at a Northern Alberta casino where a local Chief was tackled and punched by RCMP.
33:11
June 15, 2020
Isobel Mackenzie & Pamela McDondald (June 15)
Pamela McDonald, Director of Education with the BC Securities Commission and BC Senior Advocate Isobel MacKenzie as today marks world Elder Abuse Awareness Day. 
17:59
June 15, 2020
Kyla Lee (June 15)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to talk about police using force and we touch on a pair of specific instances. One in Atlanta that resulted in the death of Rayshard Brooks and and one at a Northern Alberta casino where a local Chief was tackled and punched by RCMP. 
12:32
June 15, 2020
June 12, 2020 (full)
Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship. I take some time to reminisce and chat with producer Curt Appleby and then we get the pleasure of speaking with long time Raptors colour commentator Jack Armstrong. #WeTheNorth 
33:31
June 12, 2020
Jack Armstrong (June 12)
Long time Toronto Raptors colour commentator Jack Armstrong joins me to look back on the Raptors championship run as we are one day shy of the first anniversary of the Larry O'Brien Trophy making its way north.
19:09
June 12, 2020
June 11, 2020 (full)
With downtown businesses now allowed to extend patios out onto the sidewalk, local business owner and city Councillor Dennis Walsh discusses his coffee shop's plan to open its new patio space on Friday. The city's Director of Finance provides a quick look at how Kamloops is dealing money wise through the COVID-19 pandemic. And I take a quick dive into the local hotel sector. 
30:51
June 11, 2020
Dennis Walsh (June 11)
With downtown businesses now allowed to extend patios out onto the sidewalk, local business owner and city Councillor Dennis Walsh discusses his coffee shop's plan to open its new patio space on Friday.
08:53
June 11, 2020
Kathy Humphrey (June 11)
The city's Director of Finance provides a quick look at how Kamloops is dealing money wise through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
12:06
June 11, 2020
June 10, 2020 (full)
As we go through COVID-19, the vast majority of businesses that I have visited have been encouraging their customers to pay with a debit or credit card and in fact some businesses have completely said no to physical cash and coins during the pandemic.  Is this the way our society is headed? Could we be looking at going completely cashless in the near future? Is it even viable? Karl Littler with the Canadian Retail Council joins me on this issue. I will also discuss Indigenous History Month and it is a new edition of That's Whack Wednesday. 
31:02
June 10, 2020
Karl Littler (June 10)
As we go through COVID-19, the vast majority of businesses that I have visited have been encouraging their customers to pay with a debit or credit card and in fact some businesses have completely said no to physical cash and coins during the pandemic.  Is this the way our society is headed? Could we be looking at going completely cashless in the near future? Is it even viable? Karl Littler with the Canadian Retail Council joins me on this issue. 
08:28
June 10, 2020
Brenda Baptiste (June 10)
It is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day. Indigenous Tourism BC is encouraging communities across British Columbia to get creative with this year's celebrations as we go through this COVID-19 pandemic. I'm joined by the Chair of the ITBC Brenda Baptiste. 
13:06
June 10, 2020
June 9, 2020 (full)
Thompson Rivers University is the first in North America to offer an international credential transfer based on open educational resources that are available free online. It is also among the first in the world to recognize micro-credit transfer toward a university-level qualification. Don Poirier, associate vice-president of Open Learning joins me to discuss these opportunities. I am joined by a petroleum analyst to discuss the recent rise in gas prices. Kamloops Civic Facilities manager discusses getting local artists to paint garbage bins to make them a little bit more attractive. And The President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce discusses how local businesses are doing when it comes to the restart plan and he also puts on his other hat with the local Accommodation Society to discuss how the hotel industry is handling things.
31:38
June 9, 2020
Tyson Andrykew (June 9)
The President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce discusses how local businesses are doing when it comes to the restart plan and he also puts on his other hat with the local Accommodation Society to discuss how the hotel industry is handling things. 
07:01
June 9, 2020
Don Poirier (June 9)
Thompson Rivers University is looking to make free online education more accessible around the world—a resource that’s more important than ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered classrooms, and one that more institutions are considering as education moves increasingly online. TRU is the first in North America to offer an international credential transfer based on open educational resources that are available free online. It is also among the first in the world to recognize micro-credit transfer toward a university-level qualification. Don Poirier, associate vice-president of Open Learning joins me to discuss these opportunities. 
09:52
June 9, 2020
Kyla Lee (June 8)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me for our weekly Monday chat where we discuss why using disabling software on your smartphone is not an excuse to get out of a distracted driving ticket and she also provides some tips for those attending protests and demonstrations to help keep you out of trouble and avoid being caught up with people who may be only in attendance to cause trouble. 
14:25
June 9, 2020
June 4, 2020 (full)
Delta hotel in Kamloops is set to reopen on Monday and there is a long list of protocols that it will need to follow.  I am joined by its Vice-President and General Manager Bryan Pilbeam to talk about what those protocols are and how its operations will look different. Acumen Law's Paul Doreshenko joins me to talk about a situation in New Brunswick where a doctor traveled into Quebec to pick up his daughter and then we he returned home he did not self-isolate and then began practicing again. He was eventually diagnosed with COVID-19 and now a cluster of cases in N.B. can be traced back. Paul and I discuss whether there should be any legal ramifications as a result. 
32:42
June 4, 2020
Bryan Pilbeam (June 4)
Delta hotel in Kamloops is set to reopen on Monday and there is a long list of protocols that it will need to follow.  I am joined by its Vice-President and General Manager Bryan Pilbeam to talk about what those protocols are and how its operations will look different.
09:33
June 4, 2020
Paul Doreshenko (June 4)
Acumen Law's Paul Doreshenko joins me to talk about a situation in New Brunswick where a doctor traveled into Quebec to pick up his daughter and then we he returned home he did not self-isolate and then began practicing again. He was eventually diagnosed with COVID-19 and now a cluster of cases in N.B. can be traced back. Paul and I discuss whether there should be any legal ramifications as a result. 
15:11
June 4, 2020
June 3, 2020 (full)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian discusses a return to public hearings for city council, flooding issues in the city and whether a rise Kamloops home prices is starting to make the city unaffordable. Building and Engineering Development Manager Jason Dixon joins me to talk about building activity in the city for the month of May. The number of permits issued and the dollar value were down last month when compared to May of 2019, but it still remains a strong year for construction.  And to end things off the Chief Marketing Officer for Sun Peaks Resort to talk about it being added to The Mountain Collective and how it is planning for the summer. 
31:41
June 3, 2020
Ken Christian (June 3)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian discusses a return to public hearings for city council, flooding issues in the city and whether a rise Kamloops home prices is starting to make the city unaffordable. 
10:23
June 3, 2020
Jason Dixon (June 3)
Building and Engineering Development Manager Jason Dixon joins me to talk about building activity in the city for the month of May. The number of permits issued and the dollar value were down last month when compared to May of 2019, but it still remains a strong year for construction. 
10:07
June 3, 2020
June 2, 2020 (full)
The first week of June in British Columbia is declared Seniors’ Week. This is traditionally a time when we celebrate the contributions of those one million British Columbians who are over the age of 65 and I am joined by BC Senior's Advocate Isobel MacKenzie to talk about the importance of celebrating our seniors and the lessons we can take when it comes to caring for them during the pandemic. Adjunct Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Victoria Jannia Aragon joins me to discuss the ongoing unrest in the United States following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. 
32:04
June 2, 2020
Janni Aragon (June 2)
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Victoria Jannia Aragon joins me to discuss the ongoing unrest in the United States following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. 
15:12
June 2, 2020
Isobel MacKenzie (June 2)
The first week of June in British Columbia is declared Seniors’ Week. This is traditionally a time when we celebrate the contributions of those one million British Columbians who are over the age of 65 and I am joined by BC Senior's Advocate Isobel MacKenzie to talk about the importance of celebrating our seniors and the lessons we can take when it comes to caring for them during the pandemic. 
09:44
June 2, 2020
June 1, 2020 (full)
After a week off while I sat in the morning show chair, I am back in my regular spot hosting the Jeff Andreas Show. Today I spoke with GM of the BC Wildlife Park Glen Grant as it reopened today after a 10 week hiatus. Acumen Law's Paul Doreshenko talks about having your phone pinned between your lap and your seat while driving and the protests in the US and what those who are partaking in the rioting can expect when it comes to legal action. And Senior Economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office Iglika Ivanova talks about the minimum wage hike. 
32:21
June 1, 2020
Paul Doreshenko (June 1)
Acumen Law's Paul Doreshenko talks about having your phone pinned between your lap and your seat while driving and the protests in the US and what those who are partaking in the rioting can expect when it comes to legal action
15:28
June 1, 2020
Iglika Ivanova (June 1)
Senior Economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office Iglika Ivanova talks about the minimum wage hike. June 1 marked a $0.75 raise to $14.60 per hour. 
04:32
June 1, 2020
May 22, 2020 (full)
WorfSafe BC has put out industry specific guidelines and the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association held a virtual zoom meeting with a local member of Work Safe to try to answer some those questions and address some concerns. The Executive Director of the KBIA joins me to say if business owners got their answers. Of course, COVID-19 has impacted every corner of the economy in some way. And that includes the trucking industry as well. I am joined by the President of the BC Trucking Association Dave Earl. And the organizer of Wine Ninja here in Kamloops tells me what the initiative is and how you can get involved.
32:29
May 22, 2020
Dave Earle (may 22)
Of course, COVID-19 has impacted every corner of the economy in some way. And that includes the trucking industry as well. I am joined by the President of the BC Trucking Association Dave Earl. 
12:41
May 22, 2020
Chelsea Ostrom (may 22)
The organizer of Wine Ninja here in Kamloops tells me what the initiative is and how you can get involved.
07:39
May 22, 2020
May 21, 2020 (full)
On today's show producer Curt Appleby who attended today's ceremony to honour the Canadian Snowbirds and Capt. Jenn Casey who tragically lost her life in a plane crash on Sunday and Capt. Richard MacDougall who suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  BC Health Minister Adrian Dix joins me to cover a number of topics including the use of non-medical masks, paid sick leave, scheduled surgeries and more. And to end the show, 1st vice president of BC-Yukon Command of the royal Canadian legion and past president of the Kamloops branch joins me to discuss the re-visit this morning's ceremony. 
32:09
May 21, 2020
Craig Thompson (may 21)
1st vice president of BC-Yukon Command of the royal Canadian legion and past president of the Kamloops branch joins me to discuss today's ceremony to honour the Canadian Snowbirds and Capt. Jenn Casey who tragically lost her life in a plane crash on Sunday and Capt. Richard MacDougall who suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. 
05:51
May 21, 2020
Adrian Dix (may 21)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix joins me to cover a number of topics including the use of non-medical masks, paid sick leave, scheduled surgeries and more.
13:38
May 21, 2020
May 20, 2020 (full)
On today's show I am joined by Economist Alex Hemingway with the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. We discuss how there are many things to worry about in these days of the COVID-19 crisis, but government debt isn't one of them. The President of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union Stephanie Smith after some 40,000 of its members received temporary pandemic pay in a lump-sum payment of about $4 per hour. And the President of the Kamloops Dental Association talks about how local offices are starting to open up and what safety measures are in place.  
32:45
May 20, 2020
Alex Hemingway (may 20)
Economist Alex Hemingway with the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives joins me to discuss how there are many things to worry about in these days of the COVID-19 crisis, but government debt isn't one of them. 
11:34
May 20, 2020
David Ciriani (may 20)
The President of the Kamloops Dental Association talks about how local offices are starting to open up and what safety measures are in place.
06:53
May 20, 2020
May 19, 2020 (full)
Today I voice my appreciation for our first responders in the wake of Sunday' tragic plane crash and offer my condolence's to the CAF Snowbird family as well as the family and friends of Captain Jennifer Casey who died after the jet she was in crashed into a Kamloops neighbourhood. I am joined by Acumen Law's Kyla Lee where we discuss the reopening rules for businesses and the need to post the protocols that are being put in place. And Jason Hewlett, who is a sometimes host of this show, talks about his experience as he was out at the crash site on Sunday and the ongoing mental health concerns that come from being a reporter and being bombarded with negative news. 
32:33
May 19, 2020
Kyla Lee (may 19)
I am joined by Acumen Law's Kyla Lee where we discuss the reopening rules for businesses and the need to post the protocols that are being put in place. We also discuss ICBC and the savings they are realizing from a reduction in crash claims during COVID-19. 
09:39
May 19, 2020
Jason Hewlett (may 19)
Jason Hewlett, who is a former journalist at the Kamloops daily paper and he is also a sometimes host of this show, talks about his experience as he was out at the crash site on Sunday and the ongoing mental health concerns that come from being a reporter and being bombarded with negative news.
08:25
May 19, 2020
May 15, 2020 (full)
The Vice President of Finance for Thompson Rivers University discusses how the budget has changed for the current fiscal year amid COVID-19. The province announced that in class learning will resume starting June 1st. And there has been a 43% drop in crash claims which leads to an estimated savings of $158 million. I am joined by BC Director with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Kris Sims for reaction to the fact that there will be no savings passed on to drivers.
31:37
May 15, 2020
Matt Milovick (may 15)
The Vice President of Finance for Thompson Rivers University discusses how the budget has changed for the current fiscal year amid COVID-19.
09:25
May 15, 2020
Kris Sims (may 15)
There has been a 43% drop in crash claims which leads to an estimated savings of $158 million. I am joined by BC Director with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Kris Sims for reaction to the fact that there will be no savings passed on to drivers. 
07:29
May 15, 2020
May 14, 2020 (full)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix joins me to talk about the upcoming long weekend and concerns over travel, visiting loved ones in long term care and PPE supply for businesses. BC's Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Bruce Ralston joins me to talk about a new program announced by the province to help clean up orphan and dormant gas well sites. And Dave Korzinski with the Angus Reid Institute will go over some recent surveys done to see how Canadians feel about China and how sports fans feel about empty seat games.
36:35
May 14, 2020
Bruce Ralston (may 14)
BC's Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Bruce Ralston joins me to talk about a new program announced by the province to help clean up orphan and dormant gas well sites. 
11:23
May 14, 2020
Adrian Dix (May 14)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix joins me to talk about the upcoming long weekend and concerns over travel, visiting loved ones in long term care and PPE supply for businesses. 
11:00
May 14, 2020
May 13, 2020 (full)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian discusses on-street parking, PPE supply in the city and extending the hours of the city's bylaw department. Comedian Lars Calliou discusses his experience overseas when the pandemic first hit. And it's a COVID-19 dating edition of That's Whack Wednesday.
32:01
May 13, 2020
Ken Christian (may 13)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian discusses on-street parking, PPE supply in the city and extending the hours of the city's bylaw department.
10:05
May 13, 2020
That's Whack Wednesday (may 13)
It's a COVID-19 dating edition of That's Whack Wednesday. 
06:48
May 13, 2020
May 12, 2020 (full)
Resource policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy alternatives BC Office Ben Parfitt joins me to talk about respirators and the need to increase domestic production. The Chair of the Kamloops Thompson School Board provides an update on the return to school plan for K-5 students and talks international students. And the owner of Manhandler Barber Shop in downtown Kamloops Deanna Decicco talks about its plans to restart business. 
33:14
May 12, 2020
Ben Parfitt (may 12)
Resource policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy alternatives BC Office Ben Parfitt joins me to talk about respirators and the need to increase domestic production. 
10:46
May 12, 2020
Kathleen Karpuk (may 12)
The Chair of the Kamloops Thompson School Board provides an update on the return to school plan for K-5 students and talks international students. 
11:10
May 12, 2020
May 11, 2020 (full)
BDO Senior Vice-President Donna Mihalcheon. joins me to talk about the staggering job losses across the country during the pandemic and discusses what people with some financial uncertainty may want to consider. Acumen Law's Kyla Lee discusses what employees returning work may want to be mindful of, how to approach concerns around safety and if you feel unsafe at all, what are your rights. And BC Business Council Chief Economist Ken Peacock talks about job losses in BC, just how eye opening they are and just how quickly we can see some recovery.
31:09
May 11, 2020
Kyla Lee (may 11)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee discusses what employees returning work may want to be mindful of, how to approach concerns around safety and if you feel unsafe at all, what are your rights. 
10:19
May 11, 2020
Ken Peacock (may 11)
The BC Business Council's Chief Economist Ken Peacock talks about job losses in BC, just how staggering they are and just how quickly we can see some recovery. 
06:59
May 11, 2020
May 8, 2020 (full)
Policy Analyst for B.C. for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Muriel Protzer  reacts to the BC restart plan. Andrew Longhurst, research associate with the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, joins me to discuss how the province is taking steps to relieve the backlog of surgeries in BC that have been created due to COVID-19. And the Commissioner of the TNRD Film Commission talks about how difficult it may be for filming crews to start doing work amidst all the physical distancing and cleanliness protocols,. 
32:29
May 8, 2020
Andrew Longhurst (May 8)
Andrew Longhurst, research associate with the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, joins me to discuss how the province is taking steps to relieve the backlog of surgeries in BC that have been created due to COVID-19. 
13:55
May 8, 2020
May 7, 2020 (full)
In today's show I am joined by the Mayor of Clearwater to talk about Wells Gray Provincial Park after the province announced that provincial parks can start reopening to day trips as of the 14th. Superintendent of SD73 discusses their restart plan for k-5 and the preliminary plan to get back to some form of in class learning. And the President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce provides some business reaction to the restart plan. 
32:02
May 7, 2020
Alison Sidow (May 7)
Superintendent of SD73 talks about what things may look like for k-5 students as in-class learning could resume as early as May 19th. 
07:29
May 7, 2020
Tyson Andrykew (May 7)
The President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce joins me to provide reaction from the local business community as it pertains to the Premiers restart plan. 
09:02
May 7, 2020
May 6, 2020 (full)
On today's show Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian joins me to talk child care spaces in Kamloops, on street parking in the city's downtown and an idea to allow businesses to set up a portion of their stores on Victoria St as a bit of a walkable marketplace. An invasive hornet is waking up for spring, and the bee-eating predators could possibly be buzzing around B.C. soon. I am joined by Nanaimo based  Entomologist and Senior Environmental Protection Officer with the Ministry of Environment Conrad Berube. And it is time for a new edition of That's Whack Wednesday. 
30:49
May 6, 2020
Conrad Berube (May 6)
An invasive hornet is waking up for spring, and the bee-eating predators could possibly be buzzing around B.C. soon. I am joined by Nanaimo based  Entomologist and Senior Environmental Protection Officer with the Ministry of Environment Conrad Berube. 
11:05
May 6, 2020
Ken Christian (May 6)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian joins me to talk child care spaces in Kamloops, on street parking in the city's downtown and an idea to allow businesses to set up a portion of their stores on Victoria St as a bit of a walkable marketplace. 
09:04
May 6, 2020
May 5, 2020 (full)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix joins me to talk about the possibility of getting to zero cases of COVID-19 in the province by mid-June, what that would look like in terms of our daily activity and will there be minor league baseball this summer.  And Building and Engineering Development Manager at the City of Kamloops Jason Dixon talks building activity in the city during the month of April. 
32:11
May 5, 2020
Jason Dixon (May 5)
Building and Engineering Development Manager at the City of Kamloops Jason Dixon talks building activity in the city during the month of April. 
06:39
May 5, 2020
Adrian Dix (May 5)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix joins me to talk about the possibility of getting to zero cases of COVID-19 in the province by mid-June, what that would look like in terms of our daily activity and will there be minor league baseball this summer. 
11:28
May 5, 2020
May 4, 2020 (full)
The President of the BC Teachers Federations talks about its new three year contract and the need to already start looking ahead to the next one after the current deal took about a year-and-a-half to negotiate. Acumen Law's Kyla Lee talks confusion around e-bike licensing and insurance as well as next steps for re-opening BC Courts. And Kamloops and District Real Estate Association President Wendy Runge talks April stats. 
32:08
May 4, 2020
Teri Mooring (May 4)
The President of the BC Teachers Federations talks about its new three year contract and the need to already start looking ahead to the next one after the current deal took about a year-and-a-half to negotiate, 
10:46
May 4, 2020
Kyla Lee (May 4)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee talks confusion around e-bike licensing and insurance as well as next steps for re-opening BC Courts.
10:57
May 4, 2020
May 1, 2020 (full)
On today's show the Executive Director of Venture Kamloops talks about its three stage plan to support local business. TSN CFL Analyst and former Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Glen Suitor talks CFL draft. The BC L:ions trade up to number 1 overall and select Jordan Williams. They also took Canadian QB Nathan Rourke in round 2. Plus we chat about the league's call to the feds for some for some financial assistance. And Kamloops' arks and Civic Facilities Manager Jeff Putnam talks some reno work at the Sandman Centre.
34:26
May 1, 2020
Glen Suitor (May 1)
TSN CFL Analyst and former Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Glen Suitor talks CFL draft. The BC L:ions trade up to number 1 overall and select Jordan Williams. They also took Canadian QB Nathan Rourke in round 2. Plus we chat about the league's call to the feds for some for some financial assistance. 
15:51
May 1, 2020
April 30, 2020 (full)
Chief of the Canadian Science Publishing journals and he is also a University of Saskatchewan biologist Jim Germida talks peer review for new scientific research. BC's Health Minister talks when things can start to re-open, what the status is on non-essential surgeries and get an overall update on the status of personal protective equipment, specifically relating to respirators for our health care workers. And the Mayor of Sun Peaks chats about no tax property increase in the village. 
33:17
April 30, 2020
Adrian Dix (apr 30)
BC's Health Minister talks when things can start to re-open, what the status is on non-essential surgeries and get an overall update on the status of personal protective equipment, specifically relating to respirators for our health care workers. 
13:57
April 30, 2020
James Germida (apr 30)
Chief of the Canadian Science Publishing journals and he is also a University of Saskatchewan biologist Jim Germida talks peer review for new scientific research. 
11:03
April 30, 2020
April 29, 2020 (full)
The Mayor of Kamloops joins me to talk about a new COVID-19 task force and tax rates. President of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association Mike Larsen talks tracing apps and the privacy issues that come with them. And it's time for a new edition of That's Whack Wednesday where I talk about how the word 'normal' should no longer be used during this pandemic. 
33:33
April 29, 2020
Ken Christian (apr 29)
The Mayor of Kamloops joins me to talk about a new COVID-19 task force and tax rates. 
11:42
April 29, 2020
Mike Larsen (apr 29)
President of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association Mike Larsen talks tracing apps and the privacy issues that come with them. 
16:19
April 29, 2020
April 28, 2020 (full)
ON today's show, the Chair of the Kamloops-Thompson School board talks budget for the upcoming year, learning from home, Foundation Skills Assessments and plans for graduation ceremonies. BC Senior Advocate Isobel MacKenzie joins me to talk about increased funding for Family Caregivers and the President of the BC Federation of Labour talks about the National Day of Mourning.
34:29
April 28, 2020
Kathleen Karpuk (apr 28)
The Chair of the Kamloops-Thompson School board talks budget for the upcoming year, learning from home, Foundation Skills Assessments and plans for graduation ceremonies.  
11:05
April 28, 2020
Laird Cronk (apr 28)
The President of the BC Federation of Labour talks about the National Day of Mourning. 
06:50
April 28, 2020
April 27, 2020 (full)
On today's show I talk tree planting with Ben Parfitt who is with the Canadian Centre for policy Alternatives. Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to talk ICBC waiving cancellation fees, how to speed up some court proceedings once things start to reopen and we talk about a new YouTube series, Kyla's Court. And Dave Korzinski with Angus Reid talks about a new survey to find out just how well Canadians are handling this pandemic when it comes to their mental health. 
32:57
April 27, 2020
Kyla Lee (apr 27)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee talks ICBC waiving cancellation fees, how to speed up some court proceedings once things start to reopen and we talk about a new YouTube series, Kyla's Court. 
10:59
April 27, 2020
April 24, 2020 (full)
The Chair of the TNRD Board of Directors talks about yesterday's board meeting. The board decided not to reduce its salaries, the CAO will be sticking around for the summer and not a whole lot can be done with its budget. The University of Guelph says a device mean to decontaminate fresh produce is now being used to sanitize N95 masks for healthcare workers during the pandemic. The technology was developed by U of G food Scientists Dr Keith Warriner. And I am joined by the President of Clean Works Medical Mark VanderVeen as he looks to help make and distribute these respirator cleaning devices.
35:23
April 24, 2020
Mark VanderVeen (apr 24)
I am joined by the President of Clean Works Medical Mark VanderVeen as he looks to help make and distribute these respirator cleaning devices. 
09:00
April 24, 2020
Ken Gillis (apr 24)
The Chair of the TNRD Board of Directors talks about yesterday's board meeting. The board decided not to reduce its salaries, the CAO will be sticking around for the summer and not a whole lot can be done with its budget.
11:16
April 24, 2020
Keith Warriner (apr 24)
The University of Guelph says a device mean to decontaminate fresh produce is now being used to sanitize N95 masks for healthcare workers during the pandemic. The technology was developed by U of G food Scientists Dr Keith Warriner.
12:20
April 24, 2020
April 23, 2020 (full)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix joins me to talk COVID-19 and the MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country Norm Letnick  discusses tonight's virtual town hall that he will be hosting and helping relay questions to Medical Health Officer Sue Pollock and Interior Health CEO Susan Brown.
31:16
April 23, 2020
Norm Letnick (apr 23)
MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country Norm Letnick  discusses tonight's virtual town hall that he will be hosting and helping relay questions to Medical Health Officer Sue Pollock and Interior Health CEO Susan Brown.
08:09
April 23, 2020
Adrian Dix (apr 23)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix joins me to talk COVID-19.
11:00
April 23, 2020
April 22, 2020 (full)
On today's Earth Day show I chat with the Mayor of Kamloops about council reducing its budget by as much as $12 million. The city's Finance Director Kathy Humphry joins me to discuss how difficult the decision making process was. And to end things off I speak with Lesley Neilson from Nature Conservancy Canada to talk about the positive stories that are stemming from the global pandemic that we are all dealing with. 
31:50
April 22, 2020
Kathy Humphrey (apr 22)
Kamloops Finance Director Kathy Humphrey joins me to discuss how difficult the decision making process was when trying to trim down the 2020 municipal budget.
09:36
April 22, 2020
Ken Christian (apr 22)
Mayor of Kamloops Ken Christian talks about council reducing its 2020 budget by as much as $12 million.
10:45
April 22, 2020
April 21, 2020 (full)
Venture Kamloops is working to provide the most up-to-date information to the local business community, it has developed a COVID-19 recovery and support process through the Start Here online tool to provide greater access to essential resources for businesses during this crisis. Executive Director Jim Anderson joins me to discuss the tool. The co-founder of Plan Genie continues along with the theme of helping small and medium sized business owners plan for the future. And then the Executive Director of the Kamloops Film Society joins me to talk about National Canada Film Day, which goes tomorrow.
32:37
April 21, 2020
Brian Gardiner (apr 21)
The co-founder of Plan Genie discusses small and medium sized business owners and what they should be doing now in order to plan for the future.
11:54
April 21, 2020
Jim Anderson (apr 21)
Venture Kamloops is working to provide the most up-to-date information to the local business community, it has developed a COVID-19 recovery and support process through the Start Here online tool to provide greater access to essential resources for businesses during this crisis. Executive Director Jim Anderson joins me to discuss the tool.  
10:13
April 21, 2020
April 20, 2020 (full)
Registrar and Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services at Thompson Rivers University Mike Bluhm talks how the university is dealing with applications and acceptances. Acumen Law's Kyla Lee talks how there is less and less work that needs to be done at this particular time, what it means for those looking to enter the field and concerns around the mental health and well-being of lawyers during the pandemic. And the voice of the Kamloops Blazers, Jon Keen, talks Logan Stankoven, Matt Bardsley, Wednesday's bantam draft and more.
32:52
April 20, 2020
Kyla Lee (apr 20)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee talks how there is less and less work that needs to be done at this particular time, what it means for those looking to enter the field and concerns around the mental health and well-being of lawyers during the pandemic. 
09:27
April 20, 2020
Michael Bluhm (apr 20)
Registrar and Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services at Thompson Rivers University Mike Bluhm talks how the university is dealing with applications and acceptances. 
10:32
April 20, 2020
Jon Keen (apr 20)
The voice of the Kamloops Blazers talks Logan Stankoven, Matt Bardsley, Wednesday's bantam draft and more. 
08:29
April 20, 2020
April 17, 2020 (full)
On today's show I am joined by the Executive Director of the Kamloops Food Bank to talk about tomorrow's food drive and its importance as we move through the pandemic. The Chair of the health-care assistant and practical nurse programs at Thompson Rivers University talks about the demand for its students. And MLA Jagrup Brar talks about supports for truck drivers.
34:33
April 17, 2020
Bernadette Siracky (apr 17)
I am joined by the Executive Director of the Kamloops Food Bank to talk about tomorrow's food drive and its importance as we move through the pandemic.
12:55
April 17, 2020
Michelle Borgland (apr 17)
The Chair of the health-care assistant and practical nurse programs at Thompson Rivers University talks about the demand for its students.
09:45
April 17, 2020
April 16, 2020 (full)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian joins me to talk flood preparedness and how Kamloopsians are handling being socially distant. As we get deeper into spring concerns around flooding become more and more paramount the TNRD's emergency program coordinator Kevin Skrepnec joins me to talk about preparedness. And to end things off Trans Mountain spokesperson Allie Hounsell discusses pushing back work in the Kamloops urban area by two months. 
32:11
April 16, 2020
Ken Christian (apr 16)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian joins me to talk flood preparedness and how Kamloopsians are handling being socially distant.
10:26
April 16, 2020
Kevin Skrepnec (apr 16)
As we get deeper into spring concerns around flooding become more and more paramount the TNRD's emergency program coordinator Kevin Skrepnec joins me to talk about preparedness. 
09:47
April 16, 2020
April 15, 2020 (full)
The Chair of the BC Hotel Association joins me to talk about what is happening in Kamloops and the province in terms of accommodations, how much they're being used and what alternative plans hoteliers are making. Board member with the Kamloops Voter Society Randy Sunderman discusses budgetary concerns during a pandemic.  And then Robert Koopmans with Dawson Group talks about this evenings parade of vehicles that will run from the Sahali Mall and travel down Columbia Street past Royal Inland Hospital at 7:00 in support of healthcare workers. 
31:36
April 16, 2020
Bryan Pilbeam (apr 15)
The Chair of the BC Hotel Association joins me to talk about what is happening in Kamloops and the province in terms of accommodations, how much they're being used and what alternative plans hoteliers are making.
10:57
April 16, 2020
Randy Sunderman (apr 15)
Board member with the Kamloops Voter Society Randy Sunderman discusses budgetary concerns during a pandemic. 
10:44
April 16, 2020
April 14, 2020 (full)
The President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce discusses the scheduled minimum wage increase in BC and the potential impact it could have on business owners during the pandemic. Kamloops Employment Lawyer with Fulton & Company Ayla Salyn joins me to try and answer some of the burning questions the both employers and employees have when it comes to working in the midst of a global pandemic. And the CAO for the city of Merritt provides an update on how the community is handling the pandemic.
31:56
April 14, 2020
Scott Hildebrand (apr 14)
The CAO for the city of Merritt provides an update on how the community is handling the pandemic. 
06:28
April 14, 2020
Ayla Salyn (apr 14)
Kamloops Employment Lawyer with Fulton & Company Ayla Salyn joins me to try and answer some of the burning questions the both employers and employees have when it comes to working in the midst of a global pandemic. 
10:03
April 14, 2020
Tyson Andrykew (apr 14)
The President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce discusses the scheduled minimum wage increase in BC and the potential impact it could have on business owners during the pandemic. 
10:58
April 14, 2020
April 13, 2020 (full)
BC saw 132 thousand job losses in the month of March and unemployment was up to 7.2 per cent.  Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Iglika Ivanova brings some perspective to those numbers. Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to talk about the "elevator spitter" in Vancouver and what the potential ramifications could and should be for such actions. And to end things off I talk about issues with long weekend travel. 
31:50
April 13, 2020
Iglika Ivanova (apr 13)
BC saw 132 thousand job losses in the month of March and unemployment was up to 7.2 per cent.  Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Iglika Ivanova brings some perspective to those numbers. 
13:29
April 13, 2020
Kyla Lee (apr 13)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to talk about the "elevator spitter" in Vancouver and what the potential ramifications could and should be for such actions.
08:28
April 13, 2020
April 9, 2020 (full)
Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean discusses how the province is taking steps to support for women and children experiencing violence during the pandemic. Vice-President, Administration & Finance for Thompson Rivers University Matt Milovick talks about how budgeting is being impacted by COVID-19. BC Health Minister Adrian Dix looks at the upcoming long weekend and discusses how critical it is that people do not ease up and continue to take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
40:03
April 9, 2020
Adrian Dix (apr 9)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix looks at the upcoming long weekend and discusses how critical it is that people do not ease up and continue to take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. 
11:25
April 9, 2020
Matt Milovick (apr 9)
Vice-President, Administration & Finance for Thompson Rivers University Matt Milovick talks about how budgeting is being impacted by COVID-19. 
08:54
April 9, 2020
Mitzi Dean (apr 9)
Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean discusses how the province is taking steps to support for women and children experiencing violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
07:06
April 9, 2020
April 8, 2020 (full)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian discusses the city's handling of COVID-19 so far, its impact on the budget and what preparations are in place as we approach flood and fire season. I'm be joined by the city of Kamloops Utilities Services Manager to talk about whether people should be expecting some changes in their water usage as a result of spending extended periods of time in self-isolation. And Dr Joe Finkler, who is an ER Doctor at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is now well on his way to recovery. We discuss his experience and how he has dealt with being ill.
40:55
April 8, 2020
Dr. Joe Finkler (apr 8)
Dr Joe Finkler who is an ER Doctor at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is now well on his way to recovery. We discuss his experience and how he has dealt with being ill. 
19:24
April 8, 2020
Ken Christian (apr 8)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian discusses the city's handling of COVID-19 so far, its impact on the budget and what preparations are in place as we approach flood and fire season. 
11:33
April 8, 2020
Greg Wightman (apr 8)
I'm be joined by the city of Kamloops Utilities Services Manager to talk about whether people should be expecting some changes in their water usage as a result of spending extended periods of time in self-isolation.
06:32
April 8, 2020
April 7, 2020 (full)
The Mayor of Sun Peaks asks people not to visit Sun Peaks and says there are now some 20 cases of COVID-19 in the community. The Chair of SD73 talks about last night's board meeting and provides an update on the boards pandemic response plan. I am joined on the phone by the city's Building and Engineering Development Manager Jason Dixon to talk about building activity in Kamloops. And Director of Content Strategy for LowestRates.ca John Shmuel gives some tips when it comes to looking at your car insurance during the pandemic.
40:33
April 7, 2020
Al Raine (apr 7)
The Mayor of Sun Peaks asks people not to visit Sun Peaks and says there are now some 20 cases of COVID-19 in the community. 
09:05
April 7, 2020
Kathleen Karpuk (apr 7)
The Chair of SD73 talks about last night's board meeting and provides an update on the boards pandemic response plan. 
08:09
April 7, 2020
Jason Dixon (apr 7)
I am joined on the phone by the city's Building and Engineering Development Manager Jason Dixon to talk about building activity in Kamloops.
08:50
April 7, 2020
John Schmuel (apr 7)
Director of Content Strategy for LowestRates.ca John Shmuel gives some tips when it comes to looking at your car insurance during the pandemic. 
08:57
April 7, 2020
April 6, 2020 (full)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee talks about the grey area around distracted driving after a man tried to say he had to pick up his phone from the floor of his vehicle after it flew off his lap when he hit the brakes. We also discuss an Edmonton prisoner losing his phone privileges for speaking to media about his own COVID-19 concerns. President of the Hotel Association of Canada Susie Grynol talks about how COVID-19 has impacted hoteliers across the country. And the Director of Content Strategy for LowestRates.ca John Shmuel joins me to discuss home and life insurance and what impact COVID-19 has had.
39:46
April 6, 2020
Susie Grynol (apr 6)
President of the Hotel Association of Canada Susie Grynol talks about how COVID-19 has impacted hoteliers across the country. 
10:47
April 6, 2020
Kyla Lee (apr 6)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee talks about the grey area around distracted driving after a man tried to say he had to pick up his phone from the floor of his vehicle after it flew off his lap when he hit the brakes. We also discuss an Edmonton prisoner losing his phone privileges for speaking to media about his own COVID-19 concerns. 
10:56
April 6, 2020
John Schmuel (Apr 6)
Director of Content Strategy for LowestRates.ca John Shmuel joins me to discuss home and life insurance and what impact COVID-19 has had. 
06:09
April 6, 2020
April 3, 2020 (full)
A new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business found that 32% of respondents are unsure if they will be able to reopen. Muriel Protzer - CFIB's Senior policy analyst for BC joins me to discuss the survey. I am joined by the Honourable Maryam Monsef who is Canada's Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development. And the President of the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society joins me to talk about the KCA vote that was set to go tomorrow being postponed, the disappointment and what the future may hold for the project.
39:12
April 3, 2020
Maryam Monsef (apr 3)
I am joined by the Honourable Maryam Monsef who is Canada's Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development.
10:56
April 3, 2020
Norm Daley (apr 3)
The President of the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society joins me to talk about the KCA vote that was set to go tomorrow being postponed, the disappointment and what the future may hold for the project. 
06:52
April 3, 2020
Muriel Protzer (apr 3)
A new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business found that 32% of respondents are unsure if they will be able to reopen. Muriel Protzer - CFIB's Senior policy analyst for BC joins me to discuss the survey. 
09:00
April 3, 2020
April 2, 2020 (full)
On today's show I am joined by BC Education Minister Rob Flemming. Policy Analyst and Economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative Alex Hemingway joins me to discuss the $71 billion subsidy laid out by the feds to support businesses across the country. And the President and CEO of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation talks about how well the money of Canadians is protected during this pandemic.
41:32
April 3, 2020
Rob Flemming (apr 2)
I am joined by BC Education Minister Rob Flemming to talk about what is going on in the province when it comes to virtual learning and what the plans are moving forward. 
12:22
April 2, 2020
Peter Routledge (apr 2)
The President and CEO of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation talks about how well the money of Canadians is protected during this pandemic.
12:59
April 2, 2020
Alex Hemingway (apr 2)
Policy Analyst and Economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative Alex Hemingway joins me to discuss the $71 billion subsidy laid out by the feds to support businesses across the country.
07:43
April 2, 2020
April 1, 2020 (full)
On today's show, Marshall Putnam is a Kamloops criminal lawyer at Jensen Law. We talk about what the potential trends in crime could be as we all deal with the impacts of COVID-19. Kamloops South MLA Todd Stone joins me to discuss MLA's across BC delaying a 2.3% pay increase that was set to kick in today. And owner of Munden Ventures Greg Munden talks about some new initiatives to help feed truckers while also supporting those in the food truck industry.
39:33
April 1, 2020
Marshall Putnam (apr 1)
Marshall Putnam is a Kamloops criminal lawyer at Jensen Law. We talk about what the potential trends in crime could be as we all deal with the impacts of COVID-19.
09:40
April 1, 2020
Todd Stone (apr 1)
Kamloops South MLA Todd Stone joins me to discuss MLA's across BC delaying a 2.3% pay increase that was set to kick in today. 
12:23
April 1, 2020
Greg Munden (apr 1)
Owner of Munden Ventures Greg Munden talks about some new initiatives to help feed truckers while also supporting those in the food truck industry. 
05:51
April 1, 2020
March 31, 2020 (full)
SD73's Superintended of Schools Alison Sidow joins me to talk about the roll out of virtual learning across the district as kids are no longer heading into the classroom. The number of couples filing for divorce in China is reportedly way up after long periods of COVID 19-related confinement and the British Parliament was just warned to expect a spike in U.K. divorces too, blamed on coronavirus quarantines. I am joined by a registered clinical counselor here in Kamloops, Sandip Sadhra to talk about similar concerns in Canada and what couples can do to maintain a string relationship. And Kamloops Search and Rescue put out a call for sanitary supplies in order to make sure it can continue to respond to calls as needed. 
38:41
March 31, 2020
Jenn Stahn (mar 31)
Kamloops Search and Rescue put out a call for sanitary supplies in order to make sure it can continue to respond to calls as needed.
05:52
March 31, 2020
Sandip Sadhra (mar 31)
The number of couples filing for divorce in China is reportedly way up after long periods of COVID 19-related confinement and the British Parliament was just warned to expect a spike in U.K. divorces too, blamed on coronavirus quarantines. I am joined by a registered clinical counselor here in Kamloops, Sandip Sadhra to talk about similar concerns in Canada and what couples can do to maintain a string relationship. 
13:01
March 31, 2020
Alison Sidow (mar 31)
SD73's Superintended of Schools Alison Sidow joins me to talk about the roll out of virtual learning across the district as kids are no longer heading into the classroom. 
12:12
March 31, 2020
March 30, 2020 (full)
Things may sound a bit off today as nearby construction workers did not take proper precautions when digging and have impacted the RadioNL feed. But, we still got the whole episode here ready to go.  On today's show, Acumen Law's Kyla Lee discusses a Supreme Court decision surrounding speeding as it related to dangerous driving. The 4-1 decision came Friday in the case of Ken Chung, who hit another car in Vancouver in 2015, killing the driver. He had his dangerous driving charge acquitted, but the SCC overruled that decision. Former MLA for Yale-Lilooet and former BC Transportation Minister Harry Lali joins me to discuss International Medical Graduates, or IMG's, being passed over in favour of Canadian students completing their MD's domestically and also in favour of foreign nationals who received their Medical Degrees from foreign countries.
39:41
March 30, 2020
Kyla Lee (mar 30)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee discusses a Supreme Court decision surrounding speeding as it related to dangerous driving. The 4-1 decision came Friday in the case of Ken Chung, whose hit another car in Vancouver in November 2015, killing the driver. He had his dangerous driving charge acquitted, but the SCC overruled that decision. 
10:30
March 30, 2020
Harry Lali (mar 30)
Former MLA for Yale-Lilooet and former BC Transportation Minister Harry Lali joins me to discuss International Medical Graduates, or IMG's, being passed over in favour of Canadian students completing their MD's domestically and also in favour of foreign nationals who received their Medical Degrees from foreign countries.
16:00
March 30, 2020
March 27, 2020 (full)
Chair of the TNRD Ken Gillis talks about its 2020 budget and the difficulty of meeting during the need to social distance. Will Greaves. Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Victoria, talks about the United States contemplating stationing troops just south of a number of Canadian border crossings. Rob Patterson who is a Legal Advocate with the Tenant Resource and Advisory Council joins me to discuss Wednesday's announcement from the province regarding supports for renters during COVID-19. And Gisela Ruckert helped create N2N (neighbour to neighbour) a service that is working collaboratively with CareMongering Kamloops to connect people who have the ability to volunteer with those who need help.
41:36
March 27, 2020
Rob Patterson (mar 27)
Rob Patterson who is a Legal Advocate with the Tenant Resource and Advisory Council joins me to discuss Wednesday's announcement from the province regarding supports for renters during COVID-19. 
10:53
March 27, 2020
Gisela Ruckert (mar 27)
Gisela Ruckert helped create N2N (neighbour to neighbour) a service that is working collaboratively with CareMongering Kamloops to connect people who have the ability to volunteer with those who need help. 
05:46
March 27, 2020
Ken Gillis (mar 27)
Chair of the TNRD Ken Gillis talks about its 2020 budget and the difficulty of meeting during the need to social distance. 
12:35
March 27, 2020
Will Greaves (mar 27)
Will Greaves. Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Victoria, talks about the United States contemplating stationing troops just south of a number of Canadian border crossings. 
06:47
March 27, 2020
March 25, 2020 (full)
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand joins me to talk about what is being done to make sure we have the equipment we need in our health care system across the country to deal with the ongoing pandemic. Drake Smith with Drake Cremation and Funeral Services talks about how the business is being impacted by COVID-19.  The CEO of Medimap Blake Adam joins me to discuss a new service that can connect patients across B.C. with an available walk-in clinic doctor over secure video call. And BC Health Minister Adrian Dix discusses what is happening in the province as we deal with the novel coronavirus and how the response has been from Interior Health. 
40:23
March 25, 2020
Adrian Dix (mar 25)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix discusses what is happening in the province as we deal with the novel coronavirus and how the response has been from Interior Health. 
11:16
March 25, 2020
Anita Anand (mar 25)
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand joins me to talk about what is being done to make sure we have the equipment we need in our health care system across the country to deal with the ongoing pandemic. 
09:39
March 25, 2020
Drake Smith (mar 25)
Drake Smith with Drake Cremation and Funeral Services talks about how the business is being impacted by COVID-19. 
07:46
March 25, 2020
Blake Adam (mar 25)
The CEO of Medimap Blake Adam joins me to discuss a new service that can connect patients across B.C. with an available walk-in clinic doctor over secure video call.
07:39
March 25, 2020
March 24, 2020 (full)
The Managing Director of the Mustard Seed in Kamloops talks about the steps that are being taken to help protect the homeless and the more marginalized in our community during the pandemic. The CEO of CMHA BC joins me to talk about people's mental well-being during while we all deal with the threat of COVID-19. What services are available to people and what can people do to try and maintain a level head. Policy Analyst with the CCPA Alex Hemingway joins me to look at the $5 billion dollar relief plan that was unveiled by the province on Monday.
40:12
March 24, 2020
Johnny Morris (mar 24)
The CEO of CMHA BC joins me to talk about people's mental well-being during while we all deal with the threat of COVID-19. What services are available to people and what can people do to try and maintain a level head. 
13:31
March 24, 2020
Alex Hemingway (mar 24)
Policy Analyst with the CCPA Alex Hemingway joins me to look at the $5 billion dollar relief plan that was unveiled by the province on Monday. 
06:05
March 24, 2020
Mario Borba (mar 24)
The Managing Director of the Mustard Seed in Kamloops talks about the steps that are being taken to help protect the homeless and the more marginalized in our community during the pandemic. 
10:15
March 24, 2020
March 23, 2020 (full)
On today's show, Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to discuss the possible legal ramifications of not taking proper social distancing measures, going out if you know you're symptomatic and what to do with your pets if you are stuck at home with COVID-19. Donna Mihalcheon, Licensed Insolvency Trustee with BDO Canada, discussed what Canadians can do to prepare for the financial fall-out of COVID-19 both on an individual basis and as a household. And Iglika Ivanova, Senior Economist at the CCPA, is on to discuss how the novel coronavirus has exposed some gaping holes in our social safety net -particularly with respect to work and income security.
38:57
March 23, 2020
Kyla Lee (mar 23)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to discuss the possible legal ramifications of not taking proper social distancing measures, going out if you know you're symptomatic and what to do with your pets if you are stuck at home with COVID-19. 
08:31
March 23, 2020
Iglika Ivanova (mar 23)
Iglika Ivanova, Senior Economist at the CCPA, is on to discuss how the novel coronavirus has exposed some gaping holes in our social safety net -particularly with respect to work and income security. 
11:06
March 23, 2020
Donna Mihalcheon (mar 23)
Donna Mihalcheon, Licensed Insolvency Trustee with BDO Canada, discussed what Canadians can do to prepare for the financial fall-out of COVID-19 both on an individual basis and as a household.
08:36
March 23, 2020
March 20, 2020 (full)
On today's show, the President of the BC Construction Association Chris Atchison joins me to talk about a new COVID-19 "virtual hotline" to support the construction sector and it is also having to hit the pause button on its 50th anniversary celebration. I speak with the director of Charitable Giving to talk more about where Canadians may be wanting to donate during this time. The Canada-US border is set to close to any non-essential travel. I speak with the Mayor of Osoyoos to see how they're handling things. The BC Chamber of Commerce has put out a survey to see how small businesses are doing at this time. And to end things off I play a little Friday Headlines. 
41:06
March 20, 2020
Val Litwin (mar 20)
The BC Chamber of Commerce is out with the results of a small business survey. Nearly 8,000 responses came in and the results show that about 90% of small businesses are already being hit hard by the novel coronavirus. 
09:59
March 20, 2020
Sue McKortoff (mar 20)
As the Canada-US border shuts down to all non-essential travel, what does that mean for a border town like Osoyoos? The city's mayor joins me to talk about that. 
07:05
March 20, 2020
Jacob O'Connor (mar 20)
I am joined by the Director of Charitable Giving at CanadaHelps Jacob O'Connor to discuss those who are looking to help those most impacted by COVID-19 with financial support, and where may be the best places to target those dollars. 
07:36
March 20, 2020
Chris Atchison (mar 20)
The President of the BC Construction Association Chris Atchison joins me to talk about a new COVID-19 "virtual hotline" to support the construction sector and it is also having to hit the pause button on its 50th anniversary celebration.
08:35
March 20, 2020
March 19, 2020 (full)
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on life as we know it, things are closing up a bit early at Sun Peaks Resort with yesterday being its final day of mountain operations.  I am joined on the phone by Marketing Director Aiden Kelly to talk about the abrupt end to the ski season. The Voice of the Kamloops Blazers Jon Keen comes on to try and talk about sports and take out minds off of coronavirus for even a short time. And to talk about the relief efforts being announced by the federal and provincial governments, I am joined by Economist & public policy analyst at the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Alex Hemingway.
38:45
March 19, 2020
Alex Hemingway (mar 19)
To talk about the relief efforts being announced by the federal and provincial governments, I am joined by Economist & public policy analyst at the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Alex Hemingway.
08:33
March 19, 2020
Aiden Kelly (mar 19)
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on life as we know it, things are closing up a bit early at Sun Peaks Resort with yesterday being its final day of mountain operations.  I am joined on the phone by Marketing Director Aiden Kelly to talk about the abrupt end to the ski season. 
06:42
March 19, 2020
March 18, 2020 (full)
The Superintendent of Schools for SD73 reacts to yesterday's provincial announcement that schools are closed until further notice. What does that mean for child care? What does it mean for students about to graduate? What does it mean for teachers? We get into all of that. The CAO of the TNRD joins me to discuss COVID-19, how the district is handling things, how difficult it is to focus on anything else with the ongoing pandemic and take a brief look ahead to the spring melt. The Executive Director of the Kamloops Food Bank joins me to talk about how it has been impacted by the novel coronavirus. For the first time ever she is not asking for more volunteers and a number of changes have been made to the way it is dealing with clients. And it is time for a new edition of That's Whack Wednesday. 
39:10
March 18, 2020
Alison Sidow (mar 18)
The Superintendent of Schools for SD73 reacts to yesterday's provincial announcement that schools are closed until further notice. What does that mean for child care? What does it mean for students about to graduate? What does it mean for teachers? We get into all of that.
10:36
March 18, 2020
Bernadette Siracky (mar 18)
The Executive Director of the Kamloops Food Bank joins me to talk about how it has been impacted by the novel coronavirus. For the first time ever she is not asking for more volunteers and a number of changes have been made to the way it is dealing with clients. 
15:23
March 18, 2020
Randy Diehl (mar 18)
The CAO of the TNRD joins me to discuss COVID-19, how the district is handling things, how difficult it is to focus on anything else with the ongoing pandemic and take a brief look ahead to the spring melt. 
05:21
March 18, 2020
March 17, 2020 (full)
On today's show, Kamloops is making drastic changes to city operations. I look back at Mayor Ken Christian's announcement and RadioNL's Victor Kaisar joins me to break it all down as we both attended the conference.  Nearly 15,000 people who attended a dental conference in Vancouver earlier this month have been told to self-isolate immediately by B.C.'s health officer. She said multiple cases of coronavirus have been traced to the event. I am joined by the President of the Kamloops Dental Association. And the BC Wildlife Park is making adjustments as well in the wake of COVID-19. 
38:17
March 17, 2020
Dr David Ciriani (mar 17)
Nearly 15,000 people who attended a dental conference in Vancouver earlier this month have been told to self-isolate immediately by B.C.'s health officer. She said multiple cases of coronavirus have been traced to the event. I am joined by the President of the Kamloops Dental Association. 
08:55
March 17, 2020
Glen Grant (mar 17)
The Executive Director of the BC Wildlife Park discusses the impact the coronavirus is having on its operations. 
09:09
March 17, 2020
March 16, 2020 (full)
On today's show, I am joined by Acumen Law's Kyla Lee to talk about how COVID-19 is and could be impacting the judicial system. BC Senior Advocate Isobel Mackenzie joins me to discuss the concern around the province's senior citizens as it relates to the coronavirus, and NL's own Curt Appleby is now in self-quarantine after a trip to Arizona. He joins me to share how things were unfolding while he was down there and what the trip home to Canada looked like. 
40:17
March 16, 2020
Isobel Mackenzie (mar 16)
BC Senior Advocate Isobel Mackenzie joins me to discuss the concern around the province's senior citizens as it relates to the coronavirus. 
13:19
March 16, 2020
Kyla Lee (mar 16)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee to talk about how COVID-19 is and could be impacting the judicial system.
09:01
March 16, 2020
March 13, 2020 (full)
In today's show I take a look back at last night's State of the City Address that was delivered by Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian. I get reaction from the past president of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Joshua Knaak. I take the Justin Trudeau presser live, speak with TNRD Board Chair Ken Gillis about what's happening in the district and then Victor Kaisar joins me for a Friday the 13th edition of #FridayHeadlines. 
40:51
March 13, 2020
March 12, 2020 (full)
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Acacia Pangilinan discusses tonight's Chamber event where Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian is set to deliver his State of the City Address. We also look at the impact COVI-19 could have on small business. I am joined by the Toronto Star reporter Alex Ballingall. He is a fellow Kamloopsian living in Ottawa and authored a piece on the federal governments one billion dollar fund to combat and deal with the coronavirus in Canada. And Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Victoria Will Greaves discusses the political and institutional response after the WHO declared a global pandemic.
39:58
March 12, 2020
Will Greaves (march 12)
Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Victoria Will Greaves discusses the political and institutional response after the WHO declared a global pandemic. 
14:59
March 12, 2020
Acacia Pangilinan (march 12)
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Acacia Pangilinan discusses tonight's Chamber event where Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian is set to deliver his State of the City Address. We also look at the impact COVI-19 could have on small business.  
09:02
March 12, 2020
Alex Ballingall (march 12)
I am joined by the Toronto Star reporter Alex Ballingall. He is a fellow Kamloopsian living in Ottawa and authored a piece on the federal governments one billion dollar fund to combat and deal with the coronavirus in Canada. 
07:43
March 12, 2020
March 11, 2020 (full)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian joins me to look back at yesterday's council meeting and look ahead to his State of the City Address that is all set for tomorrow (Thursday) night. The voice of the Kamloops Blazers Jon Keen joins me to talk about a 3-0 loss in Spokane which included the 9th goalie goal in WHL history. Cassie De Pecol is an American author, traveler, activist, and speaker.  In 2017, she had officially set Guinness World Records in two categories: "Fastest time to visit all sovereign countries" and "Fastest time to visit all sovereign countries - Female". She appeared on the reality television series Naked and Afraid in 2013 and is this year's IDays keynote speaker at Thompson Rivers University. And it is a coronavirus edition of That's Whack Wednesday. 
40:52
March 11, 2020
That's Whack Wednesday (March 11)
It is the March 11th edition of That's Whack Wednesday. In a world where we seem to only be talking about one thing, why should this segment be any different? It is the coronavirus edition of TWW. 
06:53
March 11, 2020
Cassie De Pecol (march 11)
Cassie De Pecol is an American author, traveler, activist, and speaker.  In 2017, she had officially set Guinness World Records in two categories: "Fastest time to visit all sovereign countries" and "Fastest time to visit all sovereign countries - Female". She appeared on the reality television series Naked and Afraid in 2013 and is this year's IDays keynote speaker at Thompson Rivers University. 
12:15
March 11, 2020
Ken Christian (march 11)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian joins me to look back at yesterday's council meeting and look ahead to his State of the City Address that is all set for tomorrow (Thursday) night. 
07:54
March 11, 2020
Jon Keen (march 11)
The voice of the Kamloops Blazers Jon Keen joins me to talk about a 3-0 loss in Spokane which included the 9th goalie goal in WHL history. 
08:02
March 11, 2020
March 4, 2020 (full)
IN today's show the TNRD is looking to open a 3rd library location in Kamloops. The city is looking at a 4th straight year of record building permit activity. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is out with a new report entitled , Winding Down BC's Fossil Fuel Industries: Planning for climate justice in a zero-carbon economy.  Lead Author Marc Lee joins me to talk about that. And it is time for a new edition of That's Whack Wednesday where I talk coronavirus and licensing/insuring bicycles. 
41:00
March 4, 2020
That's Whack Wednesday (march 4)
In today's edition of That's Whack Wednesday I talk coronovirus, Facebook try to help spread "accurate" Information, dating app tinder is getting in on that action and I also discuss the ridiculous request of asking that bicycles be licensed and insured. 
06:53
March 4, 2020
Marc Lee (march 4)
 I am joined by Senior Economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Marc Lee. He released a new report entitled - Winding Down BC's Fossil Fuel Industries: Planning for climate justice in a zero-carbon economy. The point of the piece is to promote the idea of getting the province on a path to net 0 by 2050. 
14:35
March 4, 2020
Jason Dixon (march 4)
The city has put out its building permit summary for the first two months of the year and it looks like we are already on pace for a 4th straight record year for permit values. To talk more about that, I am joined by the city of Kamloops Building and Engineering Development Manager Jason Dixon.
07:52
March 4, 2020
March 3, 2020 (full)
In today's episode, I talk about risky financial decisions, the housing market in Kamloops and a big deal for cutting rights in the area. 
38:13
March 3, 2020
Dean Prentice (March 3)
Licensed Insolvency Trustee with MNP Ltd. in Kamloops talks about financial decision being made by British Colombians. A recent survey says that 51% of people in the province made a risky choice with their money in 2019 with 20% saying they made only the minimum balance on their credit card. 
12:47
March 3, 2020
Wendy Runge (March 3)
The President of the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association talks about the housing market in Kamloops, the trends that we saw in February and what is expected now as move towards the warmer summer months. 
08:41
March 3, 2020
March 2, 2020 (full)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to discuss the possibility of people getting sued over the coronavirus. We also chat about breath samples and unsafe traffic maneuvers that may be needed in order to protect your own life. The Executive Director of the Kamloops Food Bank joins me in studio to talk about the Empty Bowls campaign and the current status of the food bank as we enter the third month of 2020. Kamloops Blazers play-by-play man Jon Keen joins me for our weekly discussion where we look back at the weekend that was which saw two wins in two nights over the Prince George Cougars.
39:10
March 2, 2020
Kyla Lee (March 2)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to discuss the possibility of people getting sued over the coronavirus. We also chat about breath samples and unsafe traffic maneuvers that may be needed in order to protect your own life. 
10:21
March 2, 2020
Bernadette Siracky (March 2)
The Executive Director of the Kamloops Food Bank joins me in studio to talk about the Empty Bowls campaign and the current status of the food bank as we enter the third month of 2020. 
11:16
March 2, 2020
Jon Keen (March 2)
Kamloops Blazers play-by-play man Jon Keen joins me for our weekly discussion where we look back at the weekend that was which saw two wins in two nights over the Prince George Cougars. 
07:25
March 2, 2020
February 28, 2020 (full)
In today's show I talk sledge hockey in Kamloops. I look ahead to what looks to be a lovely weekend weather-wise in the interior.  ICBC talks new resources for teachers when it comes to implementing good road habits to our kids and teens. And it is time for another edition of Friday Headlines. 
39:25
February 28, 2020
Katie Klassen & Andrew Abley
Sport Participation Coordinator for the BC Interior Katie Klassen and Kamloops Sledge Hockey Player Andrew Abley join me to talk about the sport, how it is growing and how there is an opportunity this Saturday to head down to Mac Island and try it out. This Saturday from 6:00 until 8:30 you can try it out for free. Doesn't matter your age, skill level, or physical capabilities, they will find a way to get you on the ice. 
11:45
February 28, 2020
February 27, 2020 (full)
In today's show I am joined by Conservative MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood Kevin Waugh joins me to talk about the private members bill he has introduced to legalize single-event sports betting in Canada. CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association Paul Burns discusses Waugh's bill and why the CGA is in favour of the move. And at the end of the show I am joined by the Chief of the T’it’q’et First Nation Courteney Adolph-Jones who is hopeful that a deal can be reached after the community handed Savona Specialty Plywood an eviction notice for its Lillooet plant effective the end of March.  
39:07
February 27, 2020
Paul Burns (feb 27)
CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association Paul Burns discusses the private members bill introduced by Kevin Waugh to legalize single game sports betting. 
09:25
February 27, 2020
Kevin Waugh (feb 27)
Conservative MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood Kevin Waugh joins me to talk about the private members bill he has introduced to legalize single-event sports betting in Canada.
11:20
February 27, 2020
February 26, 2020 (full)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian and I discuss the 2020 municipal budget, what is next in the budget process and take a general look at yesterday's council meeting. Kamloops' Director of Corporate Services Kathy Humphrey talks about the municipal budget. What does a 2.97% tax levy increase mean for homeowners? When will the budget be finalized?> How confident is she in the projected growth figure of 1.25%? And in today's edition of 'That's Whack Wednesday' I talk about the link between dairy milk and breast cancer, hearing loss is a reality that is more prevalent in modern times and Bob Ross used to get his hair permed.
39:09
February 26, 2020
That's Whack Wednesday (feb 26)
In today's edition of 'That's Whack Wednesday' I talk about the link between dairy milk and breast cancer, hearing loss is a reality that is more prevalent in modern times and Bob Ross used to get his hair permed. 
08:06
February 26, 2020
Kathy Humphrey (feb 26)
Kamloops' Director of Corporate Services Kathy Humphrey talks about the municipal budget. What does a 2.97% tax levy increase mean for homeowners? When will the budget be finalized?> How confident is she in the projected growth figure of 1.25%? 
09:43
February 26, 2020
Ken Christian (feb 26)
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian and I discuss the 2020 municipal budget, what is next in the budget process and take a general look at yesterday's council meeting. 
18:20
February 26, 2020
February 25, 2020 (full)
In today's show I'm joined by the voice of the Vancouver Canucks on Sportsnet 650 Brendan Batchelor. It was a very busy day in the NHL yesterday with 29 trades being made yesterday. We will break it down with a specific look at Vancouver. Kamloops North MLA Peter Milobar talks forestry concerns following yesterday's discussion in question period. And Chair of the Kamloops-Thompson School Board Kathleen Karpuk comes in studio to talk school budgeting, preparing kids for entering school 
39:13
February 25, 2020
Brendan Batchelor
Vancouver Canucks play-by-play guy for Sportsnet 650 joins me to talk trade deadline, Tyler Tofffoli, Louis Domingue and the stretch run to the playoffs. 
11:20
February 25, 2020
Kathleen Karpuk
Chair of SD73 Kathleen Karpuk joins me in studio to talk about Pink Shirt Day, Early Years annual report and budgeting for next school year. 
10:03
February 25, 2020
Peter Milobar (feb 25)
Yesterday in question period,  there was a lengthy discussion around forestry. Among those to chime in was Kamloops north Thompson MLA Peter Milobar and he joins me on the phone from Victoria.
07:40
February 25, 2020
February 24, 2020 (full)
In today's show I speak with Acumen Law's Kyla Lee about Wet'suwet'en and the Coastal GasLink project and the blockades and protests that are taking place throughout Canada. The President of ParticipACTION talks getting more active. And Blazer play-by-play announcer Jon Keen talks Memorial Cup Celebrations and a 6-4 loss to the Calgary Hitmen. 
39:21
February 24, 2020
Kyla Lee (feb 24)
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee joins me to discuss the ongoing protests of the Coastal Gas Link project that is set for northern BC and the numerous blockades along rail lines throughout the country as well as the arrests that began this morning near Belleville, Ontario. 
10:07
February 24, 2020
Jon Keen (feb 24)
Blazers Play-by-play announcer Jon Keen joins me to discuss a great weekend of celebrations as Kamloops honored the teams that won 3 Memorial Cups in 4 years and 6 WHL titles in the late 80's and early 90's. We also look back at the 6-4 loss to Calgary. 
08:54
February 24, 2020
Elio Antunes (feb 24)
I am joined by the President and CEO of ParticipACTION as he aims to help get people moving here in BC and specifically right here in Kamloops. We talk about just how British Columbia compares to the rest of the country in terms of how active we are and what we can do to improve that ranking.
09:55
February 24, 2020
February 21, 2020 (full)
Today's show focused on the BC Budget tabled earlier this week. I am joined by Alex Hemmingway with the BC Office for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The President of the BC Teachers Federation Teri Mooring speaks with me regarding teacher funding and the ongoing contract dispute. And the first half is all about the new "sugar tax." I speak with  Heart and Stroke Foundation's Director of Government and Health Relations for BC And Yukon Jeff Sommers and the Chair of the Childhood Obesity Foundation Doctor Tom Warshawski.
38:56
February 21, 2020
Alex Hemmingway (feb 21)
I am joined by Alex Hemmingway with the BC Office for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives to give an overall sense of how the CCPA feels about the 2020 BC Budget. 
09:25
February 21, 2020
Teri Mooring (feb 21)
President of the BC Teachers Federation Teri Mooring talks BC budget and ongoing contract dispute. 
07:39
February 21, 2020