• Federal politics

    Al spoke with Dr. Michael Prince, Acting Director and Lansdowne Professor School of Public Health and Social Policy at UVic.

    Today's CFAX 1070 news poll is asking: If the federal election were held today, who would you vote for? 

  • Atmospheric River Anniversary

    Al spoke with Rob Fleming, BC Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure

    This week marks two-year anniversary of the atmospheric river system that ripped across part of Vancouver Island and the mainland including shutting down the Malahat.

  • Free Downtown Parkade Parking November 18th and 25th

    Al spoke with Jeff Bray, Chief Executive Officer, Downtown Victoria Business Association

    Park for free at nine downtown parkades this Saturday and next, thanks to an initiative by the Downtown Victoria Business Association, the Bay Centre and Robbins Parking.

  • Affordability crisis is making an impact on charitable giving

    Al speaks with Christine Hewitt-Goodsir, executive director, CFAX Santas Anonymous

    Is there major decline in charitable giving amid Canada's affordability crisis? Will C-FAX 1070 listeners rally and help Victoria children and families for Christmas? 


  • Saanich PD committed to increase the representation of women in police

    Al speaks with Dean Duthie, Chief Constable. Saanich Police

    What is the 30 x 30 initiative and how is Saanich Police working towards it?


  • Are local food banks seeing an increase in need?

    Al speaks with Tyson Elder, Operations Manager, Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank

    A Statistics Canada study says nearly seven million Canadians struggled with hunger last year. How are local food banks doing?

  • Proposed bill on coercive control

    Al spoke with Laurel Collins, NDP MP for Victoria

    An update on a proposed bill on coercive control and the personal story a Collins family member experienced

  • Wolf dog still evading capture

    Al spoke with Gary Shade, co founder , Find Lost and Escaped Dogs Vancouver Island (F.L.E.D.)

    Residents in southeastern Vancouver Island are being asked to keep an eye out for a large wolf-dog mix-breed that has been wandering around for nearly two months 

  • Housing minister expresses frustration over fraudulent workaround in short-term rental regulations

    Al spoke with Ravi Kahlon, BC Housing Minister

    Kahlon says he's shocked and frustrated by an attempt to recruit people to take part in what he calls a fraud to get around new rules about short-term rentals

  • BC politician fires back at controversial YouTube video

    Al spoke with Vaughn Palmer, Columnist , The Vancouver Sun

    A BC politician who faced backlash after appearing in a controversial YouTube video criticizing the province's harm-reduction approach to drug use has slammed the production as "inaccurate and exploitative."


  • Victoria Residents to See Potentially Significant Tax Increases

    John Treleaven, Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria Chair, joins Adam to speak about potential tax increase for Victoria residents. 

  • How You Can Contribute to Miracle On Broad Street

    Christine Hewitt, CFAX’s Santa Anonymous Executive Director, and Bruce Crowle, RBC Dominion Securities Inc, join Adam to speak about next week’s Miracle on Broad Street fundraiser and how the community are contribute

  • Adam Stirling Hour 4 – December 1 – 2023

    Christine Hewitt, CFAX’s Santa Anonymous Executive Director, and Bruce Crowle, RBC Dominion Securities Inc, join Adam to speak about next week’s Miracle Day on Broad Street fundraiser and how the community are contribute. Adam wraps up the show by sharing a CTV News story on a local team’s mission to provide support to Ukrainians.

  • Adam Stirling Hour 3 – December 1 – 2023

    Adam covers a breaking news statement from the City of Langford regarding the B.C. Lions playing a match in Victoria, even though Langford was initial attempting to secure the event.

  • Nanaimo Homeowner Struck by Aluminum Bat During Attempted Break In

    Unemployment rate climbs to pre-pandemic levels as interest rates hike up. Nanaimo Homeowner struck by aluminum bat as the young man attempted to break in the early morning. The Federal government bail reform is on its way to becoming law. Touchdown Pacific is expected to bring approximately 10 million dollars to Victoria. Christine Sinclair is to play finale games in the coming days, tonight in Langford and next week in Vancouver. The environment minister says the government is delaying on emission cap for gas and oil production. Vancouver Island can expect heavy rains and storm-like weather for next week. Tensions rise between Israel and Hamas due to a lack of trust and information being shared. Ukraine's President says war with Russia is entering a new stage as winter approaches and other conflicts require limited resources. 

  • Adam Stirling Hour 2 – December 1 – 2023

    Adam gets more community reactions on the CFL announcement that B.C. Lions will be coming to Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park this summer. John Treleaven, Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria Chair, joins Adam to speak about potential tax increase for Victoria residents.  

  • Adam Stirling Hour 1 – December 1 – 2023

    Adam starts the show by speculating upon why Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park was chosen over Langford’s Starlight Stadium for B.C. Lions season game this summer. We also listen to a segment from Mornings With Al Ferraby as B.C. Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sports Lana Popham speaks about upcoming sporting events. Mike Kozakowski from Citified.ca joins Adam for a weekly round table segment to discuss topics of the week.

  • Recent Polls Gauges Public Opinions on Plastic Ban

    Jon Roe, Research Associate with Angus Reid, join Adam to speak about recent polls that gauge the public opinions to single use plastic bans. 

  • Adam Stirling Hour 4 – November 30 – 2023

    Adam hears from listeners through Text and Open Lines on the Victoria’s deteriorating road conditions and the CFL’s announcement that the B.C. Lions are coming to Royal Athletic Park.

  • Legally Speaking

    Michael Mulligan, Barrister and Solicitor with Mulligan Defence Lawyers joins Adam for Legally Speaking as they discuss the federal regulation banning plastic straws, bags, takeout containers, and cutlery is challenged  as unreasonable and unconstitutional. Then an interim injunction was granted to prevent lawyers from having to notify the Canada Revenue Agency of financial transactions of their clients

  • Combatting toxic work cultures through employee surveys and feedback

    Guest host Josh Hylden speaks with Rick Cotton, associate professor of talent management and sustainable innovation at the University of Victoria's Gustavson School of Business, about labour issues and strategies workplaces can use to remove the toxicity from your work culture.

  • Developing those who develop our communities

    Guest host Josh Hylden speaks with Mike Kozakowski from Citified Victoria about developments in the Capital Region and a recent opportunity Mike had to explain the various careers available in the development industry to a group of Grade 11 students.

  • 9-8-8 suicide crisis helpline now live across Canada

    Guest host Josh Hylden speaks Elizabeth Newcombe, executive director of the Vancouver Island Crisis Society, about the launch of the Canada-wide suicide crisis helpline.

    More information can be found here: Get Help | 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline (988.ca)

  • Victoria to host 'Touchdown Pacific' CFL game Labour Day 2024

    BC Lions president, Duane Vienneau, joins to program to discuss today's announcement that the BC Lions will host the Ottawa REDBLACKS at Victoria's Royal Athletic Park for Touchdown Pacific on August 31, 2024.

  • Vic Food Guys: Ate *A Restaurant

    Ryan is joined by Dallas from the Vic Food Guys and Jonna Deutscher, from Ate * A Restaurant.

  • Development project round-up with Mike Kozakowski

    Ryan chats with Mike Kozakowski from Citified Victoria.

  • Four-day truce between Israel and Hamas to start Friday

    Ken Christie, head of the human security and peacebuilding program at Royal Roads University, joins the program for an update on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

  • Victoria-area cyclist plots publicly reported bike thefts & recoveries on a map

    Ryan speaks with local resident Jamie Wellbourn about the trends he has noticed since he recently began plotting bicycle theft reports and recoveries from The Stolen Bicycle Avengers Facebook group onto a Google Map.

  • The odd series of events that lead an out-of-season cruise ship to Ogden Point

    Ryan speaks with Lindsay Gaunt, director of cruise development with the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, find out why the Carnival Panorama - a cruise ship based out of Long Beach, California, and typically cruises the Mexican Riviera - is docked at Ogden Point to have its funnel removed so it can clear the bridges leading to dry dock in Portland, Oregon.

    Image Courtesy: Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

  • Invasive European fallow deer to be eradicated from SḰŦÁMEN (Sidney Island)

    Ryan speaks with Kate Humble, superintendent of the Gulf Islands Natural Park Reserve to learn more about SḰŦÁMEN QENÁȽ,ENEȻ SĆȺ - the Sidney Island Ecological Restoration Project that will see the population of invasive European fallow deer on the island eradicated as part of a multi-year project aimed at restoring native vegetation and removing invasive plant species and eliminating the invasive European fallow deer population while sustainably managing native black-tailed deer.

    Complete project information can be found here: SḰŦÁMEN QENÁȽ,ENEȻ SĆȺ - Sidney Island Ecological Restoration Project - Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (canada.ca)

  • DU 306 Yet again we're all about savings

    Pick of the Week:

    Medoro Sangiovese - Italy

    Christmas dinner wines that are on sale:

    Cordon U Clasico, Cava - Spain

    Rapitalà Grillo - Italy

    Dr. Loosen Riesling - Germany

    Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay - Washington State

    Luekerli Primitivo - Italy

    Gabriel Meffre Plan de Dieu - France

    Portillo Pinot Noir - Argentina

  • The Whole Home Show Nov 25

    Chief Economist of the British Columbia Real Estate Association talks 2023, rising interest rates, holding prices and what the future holds for real estate in BC and Victoria.


  • Nov 25 2023 - Tech Talk

    Kyle Wilson, Colwood-based IT Specialist, Wikipedia Administrator, and Tech Editor for ​Business Insider, joins us on air. 

  • DU 305 A Pinot Revisited and Seaweed Stout

    Pick of the Week: Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir, Chile, 2021 (importantly, the 2021)

  • Nov 18 2023 - Tech Talk

    Gary Beyer, owner of Tesseract 2.0 Computers, joins us on air.

  • 304 Dork vs the Machine 2 Podcast

    Pick of the Week: Saint Louis Brut Blanc de Blancs, France

    Results of the Dork vs. the Machine Challenge:


    Vinho Verde - light shellfish (scallops, prawns), lightly dressed salads, light cheese.

    New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - white fish, muscles, oysters, goat cheese, citrus dressed salad, chicken, turkey, por.

    Vancouver Island Pinot Gris - fish/salmon, lightly dressed salad, chicken or lighter meats, pasta with cream sauce or risotto.


    Chilean Pinot Noir - beef bourguignon, chicken/turkey/duck, mid-range cheeses, salmon.

    Malbec - steak, ossobuco, beef wellington, rich pastas, stews, and... Doritos?

    Monastrell - Spanish cheeses, hearty stews, grilled or roasted meats like lamb. 


  • Nov 11 2023 - Tech Talk

    Francis Baklinski, Tech at Priority 1 Computers, joins us on air. 

  • DU 303 We're all about savings

    Wines discussed:

    Rose and Sparking

    -Codorniu Cava Classico, Spain $16
    -Lago Vinho Verde Rose, Portugal - $12


    -Umani Ronchi Verdicchio, Italy - $20
    -Morande Semillon, Chile - $ 16
    -Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone Blanc, France - $16
    -Altopiano Bianco Terre di Chieti,Italy - 1.5 litre $17


    -Gabiano Cianti Classico, Italy $19
    -Briccotondo Barbera, Italy $16
    -Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State - $16
    -Pietrame Montepulciano, D'Abruzzo - $13
    -Quid Pro Quo, Portugal - $13

  • The Whole Home Show Nov 4

    Show sponsor Westland Insurance's JP Celiz talks insurance with a discussion on wildfires, earthquakes and strata insurance.



  • Nov 4 2023 - Tech Talk

    Charles Martin, Victoria Mac and iOS User Group Program Director, London Drugs In-Home Tech Specialist, and host of the AppleInsider.com Daily Podcast, joins us on air.