The airport has new safety protocols, as the number of flights starts to pickup again. What does it all mean for passengers, and the finances of the airport authority? Geoff Dickson, president and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority, joined Adam to discuss the matter.
While everyone is experiencing the impacts of isolation, new data from Statistics Canada has shown disabled Canadians are more likely to be severely impacted. Jewelles Smith, chair of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, spoke with Adam about the extra challenges that people with a disability are experiencing.
The BC legislature will be deciding on whether they will move to no fault insurance this week. Wyatt Pickett, brain injury advocate and president of the Victoria Brain Injury Society, joined Adam to explain how changes to ICBC will negatively impact those who are unable to represent themselves and the organizations that advocate for them.
In the final hour of today's show, this year the wildfire season has been significantly less intense than in previous years. Lori Daniels, professor with UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, joined the program to talk about this season and why BC isn't out of the woods yet. Adam then closes out the program by taking calls from listeners.
Colin Plant, CRD Board Chair, joined Adam ahead of the monthly CRD board meeting to discuss what is on the agenda including a notice of motion around increasing transit service and an arts strategic plan update.
In this hour, The agency that controls the price of new drugs in Canada has made two proposals that have raised the heckles of both industry and consumer groups. Adam spoke with Alan Cassels, pharmaceutical policy researcher affiliated with the University of Victoria, about the new proposals. Later, Hotel workers will be at the legislature today protesting for their right to be rehired following the layoffs due to the pandemic. Stephanie Fung, spokesperson, UNITE HERE Local 40, joined Adam to share what changes they're hoping to see.
In the first hour of today's show, Andrew Wierzbicki is a Victoria resident who was threatened in Beacon Hill Park and shared the video from the incident online. He joined the program to explain what happened in the video, and share another crime he witnessed in the park minutes before the start of the interview. Later, Colin Plant, CRD Board Chair, joined Adam ahead of the monthly CRD board meeting to discuss what is on the agenda including a notice of motion around increasing transit service and an arts strategic plan update.