• VicPD Arrest Eight Youth Over Weekend For Variety Of Offences

    Bowen Osoko, VicPD spokesperson. Bowen gave us an update on VicPD officers arrested eight youths for a variety offences ranging from vandalism to weapons possession in downtown Victoria over the weekend. He says they are still learning why this is happening but part of it is apparently what youth have been going through in a pandemic with everything being cancelled the last 2 years but that is not the whole story. He says Vic PD is expecting this to happen again this weekend.
  • The Return Of 'The Our Place Beauty Day For Women' On Friday

    Patricia O'Byrne, Programs Manager, Our Place Society    Patricia talked about the return ‘The Our Place Beauty Day for Women’ on Friday. The first time in 2 years they have had a chance to do it.
  • Kevin Falcon Talks About His Plans If Elected Premier

    Kevin Falcon, BC Liberal Leader. Falcon corrected his ' shout out' yesterday to the speaker of the house saying he was from Surrey when he is an MLA from Burnaby. He talked about why he would cancel the Royal BC Museum project if he was in Premier and what we need to do about high gas prices and the search for a family doctor in BC  
  • Royal B.C Museum CEO Weighs In On $789 Million Rebuild

    Alicia Dubois, Royal BC Museum CEO. Dubois talked more about the BC government announcing on Friday it will spend $789 million on a new Royal B.C. Museum building at its current location near the B.C. legislature in Victoria. She said experts looked at everything carefully and felt to rebuild was the best idea.  She addressed the Liberals saying they would cancel the project if they were in power and talked about what the next 8 years will  look like
  • Mayor Of Sooke Reacts To Sooke Homicide and Updates On New Bylaws

    Maja Tait, Mayor of Sooke . Mayor Tait had reaction to the latest on a homicide on Saturday in Sooke and also updated us on Sooke's new checkout bag bylaw comes into effect on Sunday
  • Local Business Update With Capital Iron (Plus A Giveaway!)

    Mike Black, owner , Capital Iron. Mike updated us on local business and how there are still struggles with getting inventory and finding employees. We also talked about how Capital Iron and CFAX 1070 are giveaway away a $2500 Patio set.
  • The Pope To Visit Canada This Summer, No Stop In B.C.

    Bishop Gary Gordon, Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria. Bishop Gary talked about Pope Francis plans to visit Canada this summer following his apology last month for the Roman Catholic Church's role in residential schools. He said it would have been great for the Pope to come to BC but understands the travel restraints. We talked about how this is the first of MANY steps in truth and reconciliation
  • Royal B.C. Museum To See A Total Rebuild

    Melanie Mark, BC's Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. Mark explained how The BC government will spend $789 million on a new Royal B.C. Museum , how they came to the decision to totally rebuild , how it will take 8 years and how the museum will operate without a home. She also said there could be either no or very minimal job loss at the museum
  • Por McNeill Mayor Addresses Hospital Emergency Department Closures

    Gaby Wickstrom, Mayor of Port McNeill. Wickstrom addressed the closure of the Port McNeill and District Hospital's emergency department this weekend due to a staffing shortage. She says it's a problem that is not going away soon, and it's happening in small communities across the country.
  • Maritime Museum Of B.C. Launching LGBTQ2S Exhibit

    Brittany Vis, Executive Director , B.C. Maritime Museum. Brittany talked about how The Maritime Museum of B.C.in Victoria is launching a new exhibit focusing on the experiences of LGBTQ2S people at sea that starts tomorrow which is The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia  
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  • Adam Stirling Hour 2 - May 17 - 2022

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, UBC School of Nursing & Director of the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) joins the program to speak with Rob about International Day Against Homophobia. Dr. Saewyc notes that today aims to combat homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, which people, especially youth, in B.C. are still the subject of. Additionally, Dr. Saewyc stresses that youth experiencing discrimination have higher rates of depression and thoughts of suicide and are more likely to face substance use problems. Next, Rory Kulmala, president of Vancouver Island Construction Association chats with Rob about development projects throughout the Greater Victoria Area. Kulmala acknowledges that the number of building permits value has gone up about 65% from last year. Kulmala notes that most of the new developments will be residential and commercial spaces will follow.
  • Adam Stirling Hour 3 - May 17 - 2022

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Armel Castellan, meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada joins the program to chat with Rob about the unusual weather we have been experiencing on Vancouver Island. Castellan notes that the weather we have been experiencing during May is unprecedented  and we are likely to get more cold days before it starts warming up. Afterwards, Dr. Bella Hughan, North Vancouver Family Physician speaks with Rob about the doctor shortage crisis in B.C. Dr. Hughan notes that if governments funded primary care more effectively then ultimately, the government will save funding on secondary care. Dr. Hughan also acknowledges that a solution to addressing doctor shortages is to compensate physicians for their time spent with patients compared to flat rates per patients.
  • Adam Stirling Hour 1 - May 17 - 2022

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Kris Sims, BC Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation joins the program to speak to Rob about the rising gas prices and the new plan to rebuild of the Royal B.C Museum. Sims notes that B.C currently has two carbon gases and combined add up to approximately $0.28 per liter of gasoline and even more for deiseal. Sims hopes that the province will scrap certain taxes to help relieve the stress on British Columbians. Afterwards, Jeff Bray, executive director, Downtown Victoria Business Association chats with Rob about the recent incidents in downtown Victoria as large groups of youth have been causing mayhem. Bray stresses that a big contributing factor is the fact that, unfortunately, parents are unaware of what their children may be doing until they come home in the “back of a squad car”.
  • International Day Against Homophobia

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, UBC School of Nursing & Director of the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) joins the program to speak with Rob about International Day Against Homophobia. Dr. Saewyc notes that today aims to combat homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, which people, especially youth, in B.C. are still the subject of. Additionally, Dr. Saewyc stresses that youth experiencing discrimination have higher rates of depression and thoughts of suicide and are more likely to face substance use problems. 
  • Several Arrests Made As Teenagers Cause Mayhem Downtown

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Jeff Bray, executive director, Downtown Victoria Business Association chats with Rob about the recent incidents in downtown Victoria as large groups of youth have been causing mayhem. Bray stresses that a big contributing factor is the fact that, unfortunately, parents are unaware of what their children may be doing until they come home in the “back of a squad car”. 
  • Gusting Winds To Hit Vancouver Island This Week

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Armel Castellan, meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada joins the program to chat with Rob about the unusual weather we have been experiencing on Vancouver Island. Castellan notes that the weather we have been experiencing during May is unprecedented  and we are likely to get more cold days before it starts warming up. 
  • As Gas Prices Rise, What Can The Province Do?

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Kris Sims, BC Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation joins the program to speak to Rob about the rising gas prices and the new plan to rebuild of the Royal B.C Museum. Sims notes that B.C currently has two carbon gases and combined add up to approximately $0.28 per liter of gasoline and even more for deiseal. Sims hopes that the province will scrap certain taxes to help relieve the stress on British Columbians. 
  • Family Physician Address Concerns On Doctor Shortage

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Dr. Elizabeth Hughan, North Vancouver Family Physician speaks with Rob about the doctor shortage crisis in B.C. Dr. Hughan notes that if governments funded primary care more effectively then ultimately, the government will save funding on secondary care. Dr. Hughan also acknowledges that a solution to addressing doctor shortages is to compensate physicians for their time spent with patients compared to flat rates per patients.
  • Victoria Building Permits Up 65% From Last Year

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Rory Kulmala, president of Vancouver Island Construction Association chats with Rob about development projects throughout the Greater Victoria Area. Kulmala acknowledges that the number of building permits value has gone up about 65% from last year. Kulmala notes that most of the new developments will be residential and commercial spaces will follow.  
  • Adam Stirling Hour 2 - May 16 - 2022

    CTV’s Rob Buffam sits in for Adam Stirling. Stewart Young, Mayor of Langford joins the program to speak with Rob about Langford’s police force and municipal developments. Mayor Young stresses that their local police force has been working well for their communities and is skeptical that a Province wide reform may not be as simple or effective as the existing system. Additional, Mayor Young speaks about the various development plans for Langford including more spaces for daycares and doctor offices. Afterwards, Brian Holowaychuk, owner of the Grouse Nest resort in Sooke chats with Rob about the on-going project of repurposing a Sooke resort to provide Ukrainian refugees with temporary sheltering. Holowaychuk says that they have been able to welcome a couple families to the space so far but, due to complexities at boarders and airports, refugees are having difficulties making it to the area.
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  • ICF estimates $431 million needed to rehabilitate Van Isle rail system

    Ryan speaks with Larry Stevenson, CEO of the Island Corridor Foundation, about the ICF's updated business case for rail on Vancouver Island.
  • Victoria Councillor Marianne Alto to seek Mayor's Chair in October

    Ryan speaks with Marianne Alto about her decision to run for Mayor of Victoria in October 2022.
  • $350K provincial grant will improve access to local, nutritious food

    Ryan speaks with Tysh from the Victoria Community Food Hub Society about their Food Connections project and how a recent $350,000 provincial grant will be used to extend the life of local food and decrease food waste.
  • Scramble Intersection In Central Saanich under consideration

    Josh speaks with Carl Jensen, Central Saanich councillor. You’ve heard of a scramble intersection before, right? A scramble intersection is being considered in Central Saanich at the intersection of Wallace Drive and West Saanich Road. .
  • Langford Bike Park Expansion

    Josh speaks with Stew Young, Mayor of Langford. It’s been nearly a year since the Jordie Lunn Bike Park opened up in Langford. And today, we’ve learned more about the next stages in that facility’s development.
  • Survey Says: Most Canadians Reluctant to Re-Open Debate on Abortion

    Josh speaks with Mario Canseco, president, Research Co. As often happens when issues of importance arise in the U-S, we talk about their significance here in Canada. Should we re-invigorate the conversation around abortion? Well, it’s no surprise that the overwhelming response has been resounding no!
  • Policing in Esquimalt/ Buccaneer Days are back

    Josh speaks with Barb Desjardins, mayor of Esquimalt. Folks who live and work in Esquimalt are in the midst of gathering their thoughts on the provision of policing services in the community. And Buccaneer Days are back, after a 2 year hiatus 
  • Witnesses Sought After Man Randomly Punched In The Face On Dallas Road

    Josh speaks with Bowen Osoko, spokesperson for the VicPD. Patrol officers are asking for witnesses to come forward after a man was randomly punched in the face by a stranger while walking along Dallas Road on Saturday night. If you have information about this incident please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  
  • Rising Fuel Prices

    Ryan speaks with Rob Buffam , CTV news. They discuss what's causing these high fuel prices, and how drivers are dealing with rising costs.
  • Victoria Tasting Passport

    Ryan speaks with Joe Wiebe, content manager, BC Ale Trail.  We learn about the Victoria Tasting Passport, that is being launched by the BC Ale Trail. The Tasting Passport features 12 different breweries and 2 taprooms  
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  • The Whole Home Show May 14

    Government intervention in the Real Estate Market.  Victoria Lawyer Robert Finlay discusses the passing of the Cooling Off period and the perils of rushing legislation.   Dr. Mike Moffatt from the Ivey Business School tells us why banning blind bidding won’t slow price growth See the Banning Blind Bidding report here  https://institute.smartprosperity.ca/sites/default/files/Blind%20Bidding%20-%20October%2021%20-%20FINAL.pdf
  • may 14 2022 - tech talk

    Ricky Winter, Tech Experience Manager at London Drugs, joins us on air.
  • The Whole Home Show May 7

    Talking electrical around your home with Karl Heimlich, Capital Electric 250-480-8439 capel@shaw.ca Heat pumps with Bruce Forrester, New Horizons Heat Pumps https://newhorizonsheatpumps.com/
  • may 7 2022 - tech talk

    Charles Martin, Victoria Mac and iOS User Group Program Director, "Space Javelin" podcast co-host, and London Drugs In-Home Tech Specialist joins us on air.
  • apr 30 2022 - tech talk

    Francis Baklinski, Computer Tech at Priority 1 Computers, joins us on air.
  • The Whole Home Show April 23

    Robert Townsend, Sales Manager at One Touch Home discusses home automation:  lights, blinds, cameras, security, home theatres and more.  https://www.onetouchhouse.com/
  • apr 23 2022 - tech talk

    David Jones, Sidney-based Technology Tutor and owner of Your Technology Solution, joins us on air. 
  • apr 16 2022 - tech talk

    Kyle Wilson, Colwood-based IT Specialist, Wikipedia Administrator, Tech Editor for Business Insider, and also a contributor to WIRED, The Verge, USA Today, and Motherboard, joins us on air.
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