The Jeff Andreas Show

The Jeff Andreas Show

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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.


July 9, 2020 (full)
Jul 9 • 32 min
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…
Adrian Dix (July 9)
Jul 9 • 12 min
BC’s Minister of Health talks COVID-19 after the province passed 3,000 total cases since the pandemic began.
July 8, 2020 (full)
Jul 8 • 30 min
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…
Norm Daley (July 8)
Jul 8 • 10 min
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.
That’s Whack Wednesday (July 8)
Jul 8 • 4 min
It’s a President Kanye West edition of That’s Whack Wednesday.
July 7, 2020 (full)
Jul 7 • 31 min
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…
July 6, 2020 (full)
Jul 6 • 29 min
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…
Kyla Lee (July 6)
Jul 6 • 11 min
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.
July 3, 2020 (full)
Jul 3 • 31 min
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…
Gary Sulz (July 3)
Jul 3 • 7 min
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.
July 2, 2020 (full)
Jul 2 • 32 min
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…
Brenda Colman (July 2)
Jul 2 • 11 min
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…
June 30, 2020 (full)
Jun 30 • 30 min
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…
Kim Winters (June 30)
Jun 30 • 10 min
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.
June 29, 2020 (full)
Jun 29 • 31 min
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.…
Rob Fleming (June 29)
Jun 29 • 11 min
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…
Ken Christian (June 24)
Jun 25 • 14 min
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…
June 22, 2020 (full)
Jun 22 • 33 min
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…
Kyla Lee (June 22)
Jun 22 • 9 min
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…
June 19, 2020 (full)
Jun 19 • 30 min
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…
Ken Gillis (June 19)
Jun 19 • 14 min
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…
June 18, 2020 (full)
Jun 18 • 30 min
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…
Chief Willie Sellars (June 18)
Jun 18 • 16 min
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…
June 17, 2020 (full)
Jun 17 • 34 min
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…
Ken Christian (June 17)
Jun 17 • 10 min
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…
Anita Dickson (June 17)
Jun 17 • 16 min
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…
June 16, 2020 (full)
Jun 16 • 31 min
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…
Kathleen Karpuk (June 16)
Jun 16 • 10 min
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.
Martin van den Hemel (June 16)
Jun 16 • 9 min
Kabu Ride spokesperson Martin van den Hemel joins me to talk about the launch of the ride hailing service in Kamloops on Canada Day.
June 15, 2020 (full)
Jun 15 • 33 min
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…
Isobel Mackenzie & Pamela McDondald (June 15)
Jun 15 • 17 min
Pamela McDonald, Director of Education with the BC Securities Commission and BC Senior Advocate Isobel MacKenzie as today marks world Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Kyla Lee (June 15)
Jun 15 • 12 min
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…
June 12, 2020 (full)
Jun 12 • 33 min
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.…
Jack Armstrong (June 12)
Jun 12 • 19 min
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.
June 11, 2020 (full)
Jun 11 • 30 min
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…
Dennis Walsh (June 11)
Jun 11 • 8 min
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.
Kathy Humphrey (June 11)
Jun 11 • 12 min
The city’s Director of Finance provides a quick look at how Kamloops is dealing money wise through the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 10, 2020 (full)
Jun 10 • 31 min
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…
Karl Littler (June 10)
Jun 10 • 8 min
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…
Brenda Baptiste (June 10)
Jun 10 • 13 min
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…
June 9, 2020 (full)
Jun 9 • 31 min
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…
Tyson Andrykew (June 9)
Jun 9 • 7 min
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.
Don Poirier (June 9)
Jun 9 • 9 min
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…
Kyla Lee (June 8)
Jun 9 • 14 min
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…
June 4, 2020 (full)
Jun 4 • 32 min
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…
Bryan Pilbeam (June 4)
Jun 4 • 9 min
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…
Paul Doreshenko (June 4)
Jun 4 • 15 min
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…
June 3, 2020 (full)
Jun 3 • 31 min
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…
Ken Christian (June 3)
Jun 3 • 10 min
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.
Jason Dixon (June 3)
Jun 3 • 10 min
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…
June 2, 2020 (full)
Jun 2 • 32 min
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…
Janni Aragon (June 2)
Jun 2 • 15 min
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.
Isobel MacKenzie (June 2)
Jun 2 • 9 min
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…
June 1, 2020 (full)
Jun 1 • 32 min
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…
Paul Doreshenko (June 1)
Jun 1 • 15 min
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
Iglika Ivanova (June 1)
Jun 1 • 4 min
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.
May 22, 2020 (full)
May 22 • 32 min
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…
Dave Earle (may 22)
May 22 • 12 min
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.
Chelsea Ostrom (may 22)
May 22 • 7 min
The organizer of Wine Ninja here in Kamloops tells me what the initiative is and how you can get involved.
May 21, 2020 (full)
May 21 • 32 min
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…
Craig Thompson (may 21)
May 21 • 5 min
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…
Adrian Dix (may 21)
May 21 • 13 min
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.
May 20, 2020 (full)
May 20 • 32 min
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…
Alex Hemingway (may 20)
May 20 • 11 min
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.
David Ciriani (may 20)
May 20 • 6 min
The President of the Kamloops Dental Association talks about how local offices are starting to open up and what safety measures are in place.
May 19, 2020 (full)
May 19 • 32 min
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…
Kyla Lee (may 19)
May 19 • 9 min
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…
Jason Hewlett (may 19)
May 19 • 8 min
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…
May 15, 2020 (full)
May 15 • 31 min
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…
Matt Milovick (may 15)
May 15 • 9 min
The Vice President of Finance for Thompson Rivers University discusses how the budget has changed for the current fiscal year amid COVID-19.
Kris Sims (may 15)
May 15 • 7 min
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.
May 14, 2020 (full)
May 14 • 36 min
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…
Bruce Ralston (may 14)
May 14 • 11 min
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.
Adrian Dix (May 14)
May 14 • 11 min
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.
May 13, 2020 (full)
May 13 • 32 min
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…
Ken Christian (may 13)
May 13 • 10 min
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian discusses on-street parking, PPE supply in the city and extending the hours of the city’s bylaw department.
That’s Whack Wednesday (may 13)
May 13 • 6 min
It’s a COVID-19 dating edition of That’s Whack Wednesday.
May 12, 2020 (full)
May 12 • 33 min
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…
Ben Parfitt (may 12)
May 12 • 10 min
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.
Kathleen Karpuk (may 12)
May 12 • 11 min
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.
May 11, 2020 (full)
May 11 • 31 min
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…
Kyla Lee (may 11)
May 11 • 10 min
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.
Ken Peacock (may 11)
May 11 • 6 min
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.
May 8, 2020 (full)
May 8 • 32 min
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…
Andrew Longhurst (May 8)
May 8 • 13 min
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.
May 7, 2020 (full)
May 7 • 32 min
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…
Alison Sidow (May 7)
May 7 • 7 min
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.
Tyson Andrykew (May 7)
May 7 • 9 min
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.
May 6, 2020 (full)
May 6 • 30 min
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…
Conrad Berube (May 6)
May 6 • 11 min
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.
Ken Christian (May 6)
May 6 • 9 min
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.
May 5, 2020 (full)
May 5 • 32 min
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…
Jason Dixon (May 5)
May 5 • 6 min
Building and Engineering Development Manager at the City of Kamloops Jason Dixon talks building activity in the city during the month of April.
Adrian Dix (May 5)
May 5 • 11 min
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.
May 4, 2020 (full)
May 4 • 32 min
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…
Teri Mooring (May 4)
May 4 • 10 min
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,
Kyla Lee (May 4)
May 4 • 10 min
Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee talks confusion around e-bike licensing and insurance as well as next steps for re-opening BC Courts.
May 1, 2020 (full)
May 1 • 34 min
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…
Glen Suitor (May 1)
May 1 • 15 min
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…
April 30, 2020 (full)
Apr 30 • 33 min
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…
Adrian Dix (apr 30)
Apr 30 • 13 min
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.
James Germida (apr 30)
Apr 30 • 11 min
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.
April 29, 2020 (full)
Apr 29 • 33 min
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…
Ken Christian (apr 29)
Apr 29 • 11 min
The Mayor of Kamloops joins me to talk about a new COVID-19 task force and tax rates.
Mike Larsen (apr 29)
Apr 29 • 16 min
President of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association Mike Larsen talks tracing apps and the privacy issues that come with them.
April 28, 2020 (full)
Apr 28 • 34 min
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…
Kathleen Karpuk (apr 28)
Apr 28 • 11 min
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.
Laird Cronk (apr 28)
Apr 28 • 6 min
The President of the BC Federation of Labour talks about the National Day of Mourning.
April 27, 2020 (full)
Apr 27 • 32 min
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…
Kyla Lee (apr 27)
Apr 27 • 10 min
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.
April 24, 2020 (full)
Apr 24 • 35 min
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…
Mark VanderVeen (apr 24)
Apr 24 • 9 min
I am joined by the President of Clean Works Medical Mark VanderVeen as he looks to help make and distribute these respirator cleaning devices.
Ken Gillis (apr 24)
Apr 24 • 11 min
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.
Keith Warriner (apr 24)
Apr 24 • 12 min
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.
April 23, 2020 (full)
Apr 23 • 31 min
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…
Norm Letnick (apr 23)
Apr 23 • 8 min
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.
Adrian Dix (apr 23)
Apr 23 • 11 min
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix joins me to talk COVID-19.
April 22, 2020 (full)
Apr 22 • 31 min
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…
Kathy Humphrey (apr 22)
Apr 22 • 9 min
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.
Ken Christian (apr 22)
Apr 22 • 10 min
Mayor of Kamloops Ken Christian talks about council reducing its 2020 budget by as much as $12 million.
April 21, 2020 (full)
Apr 21 • 32 min
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…
Brian Gardiner (apr 21)
Apr 21 • 11 min
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.
Jim Anderson (apr 21)
Apr 21 • 10 min
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…
April 20, 2020 (full)
Apr 20 • 32 min
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…
Kyla Lee (apr 20)
Apr 20 • 9 min
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.
Michael Bluhm (apr 20)
Apr 20 • 10 min
Registrar and Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services at Thompson Rivers University Mike Bluhm talks how the university is dealing with applications and acceptances.
Jon Keen (apr 20)
Apr 20 • 8 min
The voice of the Kamloops Blazers talks Logan Stankoven, Matt Bardsley, Wednesday’s bantam draft and more.
April 17, 2020 (full)
Apr 17 • 34 min
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…
Bernadette Siracky (apr 17)
Apr 17 • 12 min
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.
Michelle Borgland (apr 17)
Apr 17 • 9 min
The Chair of the health-care assistant and practical nurse programs at Thompson Rivers University talks about the demand for its students.
April 16, 2020 (full)
Apr 16 • 32 min
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…
Ken Christian (apr 16)
Apr 16 • 10 min
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian joins me to talk flood preparedness and how Kamloopsians are handling being socially distant.
Kevin Skrepnec (apr 16)
Apr 16 • 9 min
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.
April 15, 2020 (full)
Apr 16 • 31 min
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…
Bryan Pilbeam (apr 15)
Apr 16 • 10 min
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.
Randy Sunderman (apr 15)
Apr 16 • 10 min
Board member with the Kamloops Voter Society Randy Sunderman discusses budgetary concerns during a pandemic.
April 14, 2020 (full)
Apr 14 • 31 min
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…
Scott Hildebrand (apr 14)
Apr 14 • 6 min
The CAO for the city of Merritt provides an update on how the community is handling the pandemic.
Ayla Salyn (apr 14)
Apr 14 • 10 min
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.
Tyson Andrykew (apr 14)
Apr 14 • 10 min
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.
April 13, 2020 (full)
Apr 13 • 31 min
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…
Iglika Ivanova (apr 13)
Apr 13 • 13 min
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.
Kyla Lee (apr 13)
Apr 13 • 8 min
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.
April 9, 2020 (full)
Apr 9 • 40 min
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…
Adrian Dix (apr 9)
Apr 9 • 11 min
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.
Matt Milovick (apr 9)
Apr 9 • 8 min
Vice-President, Administration & Finance for Thompson Rivers University Matt Milovick talks about how budgeting is being impacted by COVID-19.
Mitzi Dean (apr 9)
Apr 9 • 7 min
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.
April 8, 2020 (full)
Apr 8 • 40 min
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…
Dr. Joe Finkler (apr 8)
Apr 8 • 19 min
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.
Ken Christian (apr 8)
Apr 8 • 11 min
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.
Greg Wightman (apr 8)
Apr 8 • 6 min
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.
April 7, 2020 (full)
Apr 7 • 40 min
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…
Al Raine (apr 7)
Apr 7 • 9 min
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.
Kathleen Karpuk (apr 7)
Apr 7 • 8 min
The Chair of SD73 talks about last night’s board meeting and provides an update on the boards pandemic response plan.
Jason Dixon (apr 7)
Apr 7 • 8 min
I am joined on the phone by the city’s Building and Engineering Development Manager Jason Dixon to talk about building activity in Kamloops.
John Schmuel (apr 7)
Apr 7 • 8 min
Director of Content Strategy for LowestRates.ca John Shmuel gives some tips when it comes to looking at your car insurance during the pandemic.
April 6, 2020 (full)
Apr 6 • 39 min
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…
Susie Grynol (apr 6)
Apr 6 • 10 min
President of the Hotel Association of Canada Susie Grynol talks about how COVID-19 has impacted hoteliers across the country.
Kyla Lee (apr 6)
Apr 6 • 10 min
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…
John Schmuel (Apr 6)
Apr 6 • 6 min
Director of Content Strategy for LowestRates.ca John Shmuel joins me to discuss home and life insurance and what impact COVID-19 has had.
April 3, 2020 (full)
Apr 3 • 39 min
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 (apr 3)
Apr 3 • 10 min
I am joined by the Honourable Maryam Monsef who is Canada’s Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development.
Norm Daley (apr 3)
Apr 3 • 6 min
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.
Muriel Protzer (apr 3)
Apr 3 • 9 min
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.
April 2, 2020 (full)
Apr 2 • 41 min
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…
Rob Flemming (apr 2)
Apr 2 • 12 min
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.
Peter Routledge (apr 2)
Apr 2 • 12 min
The President and CEO of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation talks about how well the money of Canadians is protected during this pandemic.
Alex Hemingway (apr 2)
Apr 2 • 7 min
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.
April 1, 2020 (full)
Apr 1 • 39 min
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…
Marshall Putnam (apr 1)
Apr 1 • 9 min
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.
Todd Stone (apr 1)
Apr 1 • 12 min
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.
Greg Munden (apr 1)
Apr 1 • 5 min
Owner of Munden Ventures Greg Munden talks about some new initiatives to help feed truckers while also supporting those in the food truck industry.
March 31, 2020 (full)
Mar 31 • 38 min
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…
Jenn Stahn (mar 31)
Mar 31 • 5 min
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.
Sandip Sadhra (mar 31)
Mar 31 • 13 min
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…
Alison Sidow (mar 31)
Mar 31 • 12 min
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.
March 30, 2020 (full)
Mar 30 • 39 min
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…
Kyla Lee (mar 30)
Mar 30 • 10 min
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…
Harry Lali (mar 30)
Mar 30 • 16 min
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…
March 27, 2020 (full)
Mar 27 • 41 min
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…
Rob Patterson (mar 27)
Mar 27 • 10 min
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.
Gisela Ruckert (mar 27)
Mar 27 • 5 min
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.
Ken Gillis (mar 27)
Mar 27 • 12 min
Chair of the TNRD Ken Gillis talks about its 2020 budget and the difficulty of meeting during the need to social distance.
Will Greaves (mar 27)
Mar 27 • 6 min
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.
March 25, 2020 (full)
Mar 25 • 40 min
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…
Adrian Dix (mar 25)
Mar 25 • 11 min
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.
Anita Anand (mar 25)
Mar 25 • 9 min
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 (mar 25)
Mar 25 • 7 min
Drake Smith with Drake Cremation and Funeral Services talks about how the business is being impacted by COVID-19.
Blake Adam (mar 25)
Mar 25 • 7 min
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.
March 24, 2020 (full)
Mar 24 • 40 min
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…
Johnny Morris (mar 24)
Mar 24 • 13 min
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.
Alex Hemingway (mar 24)
Mar 24 • 6 min
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.
Mario Borba (mar 24)
Mar 24 • 10 min
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.
March 23, 2020 (full)
Mar 23 • 38 min
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.…
Kyla Lee (mar 23)
Mar 23 • 8 min
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.
Iglika Ivanova (mar 23)
Mar 23 • 11 min
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.
Donna Mihalcheon (mar 23)
Mar 23 • 8 min
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.
March 20, 2020 (full)
Mar 20 • 41 min
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.…
Val Litwin (mar 20)
Mar 20 • 9 min
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.
Sue McKortoff (mar 20)
Mar 20 • 7 min
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.
Jacob O’Connor (mar 20)
Mar 20 • 7 min
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.
Chris Atchison (mar 20)
Mar 20 • 8 min
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.
March 19, 2020 (full)
Mar 19 • 38 min
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…
Alex Hemingway (mar 19)
Mar 19 • 8 min
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.
Aiden Kelly (mar 19)
Mar 19 • 6 min
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…
March 18, 2020 (full)
Mar 18 • 39 min
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…
Alison Sidow (mar 18)
Mar 18 • 10 min
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…
Bernadette Siracky (mar 18)
Mar 18 • 15 min
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…
Randy Diehl (mar 18)
Mar 18 • 5 min
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.
March 17, 2020 (full)
Mar 17 • 38 min
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…
Dr David Ciriani (mar 17)
Mar 17 • 8 min
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…
Glen Grant (mar 17)
Mar 17 • 9 min
The Executive Director of the BC Wildlife Park discusses the impact the coronavirus is having on its operations.
March 16, 2020 (full)
Mar 16 • 40 min
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…
Isobel Mackenzie (mar 16)
Mar 16 • 13 min
BC Senior Advocate Isobel Mackenzie joins me to discuss the concern around the province’s senior citizens as it relates to the coronavirus.
Kyla Lee (mar 16)
Mar 16 • 9 min
Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee to talk about how COVID-19 is and could be impacting the judicial system.
March 13, 2020 (full)
Mar 13 • 40 min
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…
March 12, 2020 (full)
Mar 12 • 39 min
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…
Will Greaves (march 12)
Mar 12 • 14 min
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.
Acacia Pangilinan (march 12)
Mar 12 • 9 min
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.
Alex Ballingall (march 12)
Mar 12 • 7 min
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.
March 11, 2020 (full)
Mar 11 • 40 min
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…
That’s Whack Wednesday (March 11)
Mar 11 • 6 min
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.
Cassie De Pecol (march 11)
Mar 11 • 12 min
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”.…
Ken Christian (march 11)
Mar 11 • 7 min
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.
Jon Keen (march 11)
Mar 11 • 8 min
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.
March 4, 2020 (full)
Mar 4 • 41 min
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…
That’s Whack Wednesday (march 4)
Mar 4 • 6 min
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.
Marc Lee (march 4)
Mar 4 • 14 min
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…
Jason Dixon (march 4)
Mar 4 • 7 min
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…
March 3, 2020 (full)
Mar 3 • 38 min
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.
Dean Prentice (March 3)
Mar 3 • 12 min
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…
Wendy Runge (March 3)
Mar 3 • 8 min
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.
March 2, 2020 (full)
Mar 2 • 39 min
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…
Kyla Lee (March 2)
Mar 2 • 10 min
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.
Bernadette Siracky (March 2)
Mar 2 • 11 min
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.
Jon Keen (March 2)
Mar 2 • 7 min
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.
February 28, 2020 (full)
Feb 28 • 39 min
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…
Katie Klassen & Andrew Abley
Feb 28 • 11 min
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.…
February 27, 2020 (full)
Feb 27 • 39 min
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…
Paul Burns (feb 27)
Feb 27 • 9 min
CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association Paul Burns discusses the private members bill introduced by Kevin Waugh to legalize single game sports betting.
Kevin Waugh (feb 27)
Feb 27 • 11 min
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.
February 26, 2020 (full)
Feb 26 • 39 min
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…
That’s Whack Wednesday (feb 26)
Feb 26 • 8 min
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.
Kathy Humphrey (feb 26)
Feb 26 • 9 min
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%?
Ken Christian (feb 26)
Feb 26 • 18 min
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.
February 25, 2020 (full)
Feb 25 • 39 min
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…
Brendan Batchelor
Feb 25 • 11 min
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.
Kathleen Karpuk
Feb 25 • 10 min
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.
Peter Milobar (feb 25)
Feb 25 • 7 min
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.
February 24, 2020 (full)
Feb 24 • 39 min
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…
Kyla Lee (feb 24)
Feb 24 • 10 min
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,…
Jon Keen (feb 24)
Feb 24 • 8 min
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.
Elio Antunes (feb 24)
Feb 24 • 9 min
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…
February 21, 2020 (full)
Feb 21 • 38 min
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…
Alex Hemmingway (feb 21)
Feb 21 • 9 min
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.
Teri Mooring (feb 21)
Feb 21 • 7 min
President of the BC Teachers Federation Teri Mooring talks BC budget and ongoing contract dispute.
Jeff Sommers (feb 21)
Feb 21 • 8 min
I speak with Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Director of Government and Health Relations for BC And Yukon Jeff Sommers about the new “sugar tax” that was announced as part of the most recent BC budget.
Tom Warshawski (feb 21)
Feb 21 • 7 min
Chair of the Childhood Obesity Foundation Doctor Tom Warshawski talks about the new “sugar tax” as part of the BC budget,.
February 19, 2020 (full)
Feb 19 • 38 min
In today’s show, I chat about what the economic impact has been on the country with trains failing to move across Canada as a result of protests and blockades. I get a brief update n the patient care tower at the Royal Inland Hospital as we look ahead to…
That’s Whack Wednesday (feb 19)
Feb 19 • 9 min
In this week’s edition of That’s Whack Wednesday I take a look at the budget and a few things in the Provincial budget that I think are just a little bit whack. The price of tomatoes is also going up and I am not okay with it.
Tom Renney (feb 19)
Feb 19 • 10 min
We are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of 3 Memorial Cup Wins in 4 years by the Kamloops Blazers. To help talk about what this week means and look back at those glorious years I am joined by Tom Renney. Renney is the CEO of Hockey Canada, the former head…
February 18, 2020 (full)
Feb 18 • 39 min
On today’s show I am joined by Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee to discuss topics from driving a bus while impaired to having your phone in your lap to being impaired while taking driving lessons. TRU scientist Jonathan Van Hamme comes on to discuss the phasing out…
Jon Keen (feb 18)
Feb 18 • 9 min
Blazers play-by-play announcer Jon Keen breaks down a 3-0 weekend for the boys including a huge long-weekend for the rookie from Kamloops Logan Stankoven who had 7 goals and 10 points including a 4 goal performance on Saturday.
Kyla Lee (feb 18)
Feb 18 • 9 min
Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee to discuss topics from driving a bus while impaired to having your phone in your lap to being impaired while taking driving lessons.
Jonathan Van Hamme (feb 18)
Feb 18 • 9 min
TRU scientist Jonathan Van Hamme comes on to discuss a recent piece he wrote for theconversation.com entitled a blanket ban on toxic ‘forever chemicals’ is good for people and animals. Van Hamme is talking about the phasing out of the sale of products…
February 14, 2020 (full)
Feb 14 • 38 min
In today’s show I am joined by the President of Doctors of BC Dr Kathleen Ross to talk about proposed changes to ICBC and how the will impact medical professionals. In honour of the day of love I chat about money and just how open you should be with your…
Donna Mihalcheon (feb 14)
Feb 14 • 9 min
British Columbia is one of the provinces to surpass the national average for number of insolvency claims in Q4 of 2019 with a 10.3% increase year over year. I speak with BDO Canada Limited debt help expert Senior Vice President and Licensed Insolvency…
Jessica Vomiero (feb 14)
Feb 14 • 8 min
In honour of the day of love I chat about money and just how open you should be with your significant other when it comes to your finances. I am joined by the Associate Editor for LowestRates.ca Jessica Vomiero.
February 13, 2020 (full)
Feb 13 • 39 min
On today’s shoe I talk defibrillators with the city of Kamloops’ Aquatic Services Manager. I chat composting with a local business owner. The NDP’s Parliamentary Secretary of Gender Equity responds to comments made by BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson…
Mitzi Dean (feb 13)
Feb 13 • 15 min
The BC NDP Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity responds to comments made by BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson who referred to victims of domestic abuse as simply people who are “in a bad marriage.” Dean was not too happy with that choice of words,…
Lisa Forth (feb 13)
Feb 13 • 6 min
Lisa Forth with Go Forth Composting in Kamloops talks about her business and the lack of composting services provided by the city and how she is helping to fill that void.
Andrew Smeaton (feb 13)
Feb 13 • 11 min
Kamloops’ Aquatic Services Director talking about defibrillators in city facilities and how critical they can be to saving one’s life. In comes after Tuesday night’s incident in Anaheim when the Ducks hosted the Blues when St Louis defenceman Jay…
Deven Matkowski (feb12)
Feb 12 • 9 min
Kamloops Engineering Director Deven Matkowski talks about possible expansion to the city’s transit system and the continued progress of developing a city-wide multi-use trail system.
That’s Whack Wednesday (feb 12)
Feb 12 • 8 min
In this edition of That’s Whack Wednesday I talk take-home fentanyl testing strips, spending too much money on the 1st Valentines Day with a new partner and how too many parents are giving their kids “made-up” names.
Mario Canseco (feb 12)
Feb 12 • 7 min
President of Research Co. Mario Canseco talks about cutting the cord as more and more Canadians are choosing to stream their content as opposed to watching live television.
Ken Christian (feb 12)
Feb 12 • 9 min
Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian talks multi-use trails, the city’s official plan and the latest citizen satisfaction survey.
February 12, 2020 (full)
Feb 12 • 38 min
In today’s show I am joined by Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian to break down yesterday’s city council meeting. I am joined on the line the President of Research Co. as we take a look at how people are consuming their television these days with a significant…
Gabby Wickstrom (Feb 11)
Feb 11 • 7 min
The Mayor of Port McNiell comes on the show to talk about how her community of about 2,400 people has dealt with a near eight-month strike by forest industry workers. Yesterday, it was announced that a tentative deal had been reached and that news is…
February 11, 2020 (Full)
Feb 11 • 39 min
In today’s show I am joined by the Chair of SD73 Kathleen Karpuk to talk about the school board’s plan to improve numeracy education. We also talk about the support the board is giving to a Kamloops Centre for the Arts project. The Mayor of Port McNiell…
Norm Daley (Feb 11)
Feb 11 • 9 min
Chair of the Kamloops Blazers Anniversary Celebrations Norm Daley talks about what the community can expect next week when Blazers alumni descend upon the city. There will be a concert, brunch, autograph sessions and of course the Blazers home game…
Kathleen Karpuk (Feb 11)
Feb 11 • 11 min
SD73 Board Chair Kathleen Karpuk talks about how the school board is supporting the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Project. We also look ahead to the 2020-21 budget process and the board is trying to make improvements in Numeracy.
Vicci Weller (Feb 10, 2020)
Feb 10 • 7 min
The head of the TNRD Film Commission joins me to discuss a very active filming season in the region. Projects include The Twilight Zone filming in Ashcroft, Jurassic World 3 coming to Merritt and Van Helsing looks to do some work in Kamloops yet again.
Jon Keen (Feb 10, 2020)
Feb 10 • 9 min
Kamloops Blazers play-by-play announcer Jon Keen looks back at an 0-3 weekend for the boys. They lost a pair in Victoria before falling to the Vancouver Giants on Sunday. The BC Division standings now look a little bit closer heading into the Family Day…
Kyla Lee (Feb 10, 2020)
Feb 10 • 11 min
Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee to discuss possible new training for judges when it comes to Sexual assault cases, the Law Society of BC is set to remove the medical fitness question in the Law Society Admission Program application and we take a brief look at last…
February 10, 2020 (Full)
Feb 10 • 39 min
In today’s episode I am joined by Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee to discuss possible new training for judges when it comes to Sexual assault cases and the Law Society of BC is set to remove the medical fitness question in the Law Society Admission Program…
February 7, 2020
Feb 7 • 38 min
On today’s show I talk ICBC and am joined by Acumen Law’s Paul Doreshenko to get a lawyers perspective on the proposed changes. I speak with the CEO of Return-It as it aims to reduce the number of disposable coffee cups heading to landfills. It has…
February 6, 2020
Feb 6 • 38 min
On today’s show I speak with BC Seniors Advocate Isobel MacKenzie about a new report called “A Billion Reasons to Care.” It looks at the difficulty around reporting finances and hours worked within the assisted care home industry. I am joined by the Chief…
February 5, 2020
Feb 5 • 38 min
Today’s show takes a look at the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to dismiss a legal challenge from four Indigenous communities over the re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline. I am joined by the Grand Chief of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs to…
February 4, 2020
Feb 4 • 37 min
In today’s show I am joined by the MLA for Cowichan Valley, she is also a prospective leader of the BC Green Party Sonia Fursteneau. We talk about her plans for the party should she capture the leadership nomination. I am joined by the Facilities Manager…
February 3, 2020
Feb 3 • 38 min
The phone lines went down today, so there is a lot more of me talking than normal. In today’ show I look back at a great weekend of sports both locally and nationally. I look back at the Super Bowl, a pair of Blazer losses, LeBron reflects on the passing…
January 31, 2020
Jan 31 • 38 min
In today’s show I am joined by the Supt. of the Kamloops RCMP. Syd Lecky speaks to a number of budget items including a new training facility, possible renovations at the Battle St detachment and a pair of new municipal employee positions. I speak with…
January 30, 2020
Jan 30 • 38 min
In today’s show there is an exciting new development coming to downtown Kamloops. I speak a little about it with the help of the Executive Director of the Kamloops Central BIA, the Vice President of Invictus Properties and I am joined in studio by…
January 29, 2020
Jan 29 • 38 min
In today’s show I am joined by the Mayor of Kamloops Ken Christian to talk about Tuesday’s council meeting. Council discussed sanitary sewers in Rayleigh, the Kamloops Centre for the Arts, the Canada Games Pool, 11 supplemental budget items and more. I am…
January 28, 2020
Jan 28 • 38 min
In today’s show I speak with the Tourism Manager of Merritt who is visiting Whistler to promote the community as a place to do business. The Kamloops-Thompson School Board is preparing in the case of there is any issues surrounding caronavirus. It is also…
January 27, 2020
Jan 27 • 38 min
In today’s show I speak with Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee about ride hailing entering the BC market, concerns around jurisdiction and by-law officers in Surrey handing out fines. I am joined by Kamloops Finance Director Kathy Humphrey to discuss 2020…
January 24, 2020
Jan 24 • 39 min
In today’s show I talk with BC’s Parliamentary Secretary for Technology Rick Glumac about new e-transportation pilot projects that the province is looking to work with municipalities on. I look at what is going on out at Harper Mountain, the areas less…
January 23, 2020
Jan 23 • 39 min
In today’s show I talk about tickets that were handed out at Interior Health Hospitals in 2019. I chat about the over representation of indigenous people in our jails. I discuss the Twilight Zone being filmed in Ashcroft with the towns Mayor and Tennis…
January 22, 2020
Jan 22 • 39 min
In today’s show Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian talks about an incredibly short council meeting and looks ahead to budget items coming out soon along with upcoming meetings with ministers. Former NDP Leadership Candidate Nathan Cullen discusses how MP’s vote…
January 21, 2020
Jan 21 • 39 min
In today’s show I am joined by APTN reporter Tamara Pimentel to talk about the situation near Houston, BC as it relates to the Coastal Link gas pipeline project. I speak with a local fitness expert about staying motivated when it comes to getting fit now…
January 20, 2020
Jan 20 • 39 min
In today’s show I am joined by Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee to discuss winter tires, walking across the highway and legal aid funding. I speak with the Executive Director of Programming and Scheduling at APTN (Aboriginal People’s Television Network) Danielle…
January 17, 2020
Jan 17 • 38 min
Today’s show discusses a new music venue coming to Kamloops in February that will be located on the city’s North Shore. A new frostbite medication is coming to the province. Legal Aid is expanding in Kamloops after the province announced $250.000 to bring…
January 16, 2020
Jan 16 • 38 min
On today’s show I speak with BC’s Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Kriss Sims as she seeks to collect people’s gas bills in an effort to show just how much we are spending on a carbon tax with the hope of lobbying the province to ax that tax.…
January 15, 2020
Jan 15 • 37 min
In today’s show I am joined by the Mayor of Kamloops to talk about yesterday’s council meeting. Items included Trans Mountain Pipeline infrastructure, a new 10 year tax revitalization program and funding for Peterson creek. I speak with the CEO of the BC…
January 14, 2020
Jan 14 • 38 min
In today’s show Chair of the Kamloops-Thompson School Board Kathleen Karpuk provides an update on the Parkcrest Fire, the push for a Foundry Centre and menstrual products in schools. Ask Wellness Executive Director discusses getting the homeless off the…
January 13, 2020
Jan 13 • 39 min
In today’s show I am joined by Acumen law’s Kyla Lee. We discuss another complaint filed by transgender woman Jessica Yaniv. After having more than 6 cases dismissed by the BC Human Rights Tribunal, she has since filed another complaint against a…
January 10, 2020
Jan 10 • 39 min
In today’s show I speak with the BC Coroners Service about a new facial reconstruction program in partnership with a New York Art Academy. There are some 150 unidentified persons dating back to the 1970’s in British Columbia. I also revisit yesterday’s…
January 9, 2020
Jan 9 • 39 min
In today’s show I talk with a Policy Analyst from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives about the issue of fracking near BC Hydro Dams. The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association informs me on what your rights are when it comes to border…
January 8, 2020
Jan 8 • 38 min
In today’s episode I chat about the situation between Iran and the US. President Donald Trump addressed the public this morning and I get some reaction from University of Victoria Political Scientist Janni Aragon as well as NL Newsday host Brett Mineer. I…
January 7, 2020
Jan 7 • 37 min
In today’s show I talk weather with Environment Canada and what we can expect here in the Kamloops area over the next week. I am joined by Thompson Rivers University’s Director of Environment and Sustainability Jim Gudjonson to discuss the wildfire…
January 6, 2020
Jan 6 • 39 min
In today’s show I speak with Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee about drinking while operating a horse & buggy as well as picking a song on your phone while stopped at a red light. I talk with Dr. Saskia Sivananthan who is the Chief Science & KTE Officer with the…
January 3, 2020
Jan 3 • 38 min
In today’s show is legal weed resulting in fewer instances of binge drinking among post-secondary students? I speak with Kamloops Councillor Denis Walsh about his concerns over the Trans-Mountain Pipeline and the aging infrastructure that lies under the…
January 2, 2020
Jan 2 • 38 min
In today’s episode I look back at the impact that a New Year’s Eve snowstorm had on Sun Peaks and also look ahead to March when Sun Peaks will host the U16 Canadian Alpine Nationals. I am joined by officials with Kamloops Search & Rescue to talk about a…
December 30, 2019
Dec 30, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s show, the final Jeff Andreas Show of 2019, I talk about sleeping in your car. Not a great idea if you have had a few too many drinks. Kyla Lee joins me for that conversation and why you would be best to avoid it if you’re planning on having a…
December 27, 2019
Dec 30, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode I take a look back at some key topics I’ve had the pleasure of digging into in 2019. I revisit conversations around ride hailing services, inclusion & diversity in sports and specifically hockey and I discuss head injuries among the…
December 24, 2019
Dec 24, 2019 • 38 min
In today’s Christmas Eve edition I speak with Zero Waste Canada about being less wasteful during the holidays and I also speak with BC Hydro about how to conserve energy when hosting those holiday get togethers. I am also joined by the President of the BC…
December 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019 • 40 min
On today’s show, I speak with Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee about a car’s passenger getting a 90 day roadside prohibition. The woman had her son pick her up and drive her home from a Christmas Party as she had been drinking. We also talk about ICBC apologizing…
December 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s show the first half is all about weather. I speak with Environment Canada Meteorologist Doug Lundquist about the snow storm we say in the area overnight and look ahead to see what we can expect here over the next day or two. I also speak with…
December 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019 • 38 min
In today’s show I talk about how British Columbians expect food prices to soar but that isn’t enough of an incentive to change the way we in BC buy groceries. I speak about stand up comedy with Lars Callieou. Earlier this month there was a story that SNL…
December 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019 • 38 min
On today’s show, the Mayor of Kamloops talks about a new downtown plan, snow removal and continuing the process towards a referendum on a new Performing Arts Centre. The SD73 Co-ordinator for Health Promoting to chat about mental health supports and…
December 12, 2019
Dec 12, 2019 • 36 min
In today’s show I speak with Kamloops City Councillor Dale Bass about the desire to see the province lend more financial support to sexual assault centres in British Columbia. I talk to the dean of automotive technical training at BCIT about its new…
December 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s show I speak with Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian following yesterday’s council meeting. We talk Revitalization Tax Exemption, Downtown Transportation Choices Strategy and Trans-Mountain Pipeline. The Kamloops Engineering Director discusses the…
December 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019 • 40 min
On today’s show I am joined by two members of the First Nations Leadership Council to talk concerns on the Fraser River and the call to the Provincial and Federal Governments for a State of Emergency to remove the blockage so fish can migrate. Also, I…
December 9. 2019
Dec 9, 2019 • 40 min
On today’s show Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee talks new Indigenous intercultural competency training. The Law Society of British Columbia will be making it mandatory for all lawyers in BC come 2021. I also talk about proposed amendments to the Kamloops…
December 6. 2019
Dec 6, 2019 • 38 min
On today’s show, MSP Premiums are set to be eliminated in the new year but business owners aren’t happy with how it is being handled. I am joined by Muriel Protzer, Policy Analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business to talk about those…
December 5, 2019
Dec 5, 2019 • 39 min
On today’s show I speak with BC Hydro about electricity use on Christmas day. I am joined by a University of Saskatchewan Professor who visited the Antarctic to learn about penguin diets, how it has changed over the last 80 years and he even has an idea…
December 4, 2019
Dec 4, 2019 • 39 min
On today’s show Kamloops Mayor Ken Chirstian talks cannabis revenues, property crime, Performing Arts Centre and Trans Mountain. I am joined by the CEO of ViaSport and BC’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport to talk inclusion and diversity at the…
December 3, 2019
Dec 3, 2019 • 38 min
On today’s show the issue of bullying and racism in hockey is front and centre. I recap the issues that are ongoing in the NHL and then discuss those concerns with the President of APNA Hockey, Lali Toor. APNA Hockey is an organization that is focused on…
December 2, 2019
Dec 2, 2019 • 40 min
Jeff is back after some time off to talk with Kyla Lee about a bizarre case out of Quebec. A woman won her case after 10 years of fighting a pair of fines for not holding on to an escalator hand rail. We also talk terrorism sentences in Canada and ride…
November 29, 2019
Dec 2, 2019 • 38 min
Jason Hewlett is in for Jeff. He is joined by Katie Klassen who is the Coordinator for the local Operation Red Nose campaign. Muriel Protzer is a BC Policy Analyst for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business talks confidence in small business.…
November 28, 2019
Dec 2, 2019 • 38 min
Jason Hewlett is filling in for Jeff. On today’s show he speaks with Barb Gladdish, the Executive Director of Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre. They talk about 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Kamloops Councillor Arjun Aingh is…
November 27, 2019
Dec 2, 2019 • 39 min
Jason Hewlett fills in and speaks with Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian about last night’s council meeting where discussion around policing took place. Kamloops Chamber of Commerce President Joshua Knaak is in studio. Brad Watson is a local Real Estate Agent…
November 26, 2019
Nov 26, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s episode there is a focus on concerns about two doctors who are set to leave the Logan Lake community in less than a month and there is nobody set to replace them just yet. I speak with the Mayor of Logan Lake about her concerns around the soon…
November 25, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode I chat with Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee about ICBC. The province won’t be appealing a ruling that limits the number of experts and expert reports in injury cases, but it is planning to introduce new legislation that has some similar impacts. I…
November 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode I talk about a proposal from the Mayor of Saanich to reduce statutory speed limits to 40 kilometres an hour. The Marketing Director of Sun Peaks helps get you ready for a new ski season. The city of Merritt looks to opt in to the bylaw…
November 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s episode I am joined by Toronto Star Reporter Alex Ballingall and TRU Political Studies Professor Robert Hanlon to talk about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet was unveiled yesterday. I also discuss the potential impact that climate…
November 20, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s show I speak with a woman who was involved in a serious car accident and has a number of issues after she was discharged from the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. She lives about 2 hours away in 100 Mile House and claims that she was…
November 19, 2019
Nov 19, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, the first half is all about vaping. Thompson Rivers University and School District 73 partner up to teach students about the concerns. I also speak on the graduation rates within the Kamloops-Thompson School District. I end off the show…
November 18, 2019
Nov 18, 2019 • 39 min
On today’s show, thinking too much can cause you to die younger. Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee says put you weed in the trunk when you’re taking it in the car with you. Merritt’s Tourism Manager Will George discusses a new hotel tax being explored in the…
November 15, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 • 40 min
I this episode, I get an closer look at food bank use in the city of Kamloops. Executive Director Bernadette Siracki joins me to break down what the situation looks like here in the city after my conversation yesterday with the Executive Director of BC…
November 14, 2019
Nov 14, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s show I talk about vaping and how Canadians feel about the practice. I am joined by the President of Research Co. to talk about that. I have on the Executive Director of BC Food Banks. We discuss some alarming facts about food bank use in the…
November 13, 2019
Nov 13, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s show I am joined by BC Attorney General David Eby to talk about BCLC after Kamloops-South MLA Todd Stone raised concerns about the possibility of jobs leaving Kamloops for the lower mainland. I talk with the Founder of Brave & Broken, an…
November 12, 2019
Nov 12, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode I am joined by Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee. We chat about a class action lawsuit on behalf of Ontario Uber drivers against the company. We also talk about concerns over cases being thrown out across the country and a result of actions taken by…
November 8, 2019
Nov 8, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s show I help tee up the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony set for Monday in Kamloops. I am joined by the President of Kamloops Legion Branch 52. The Royal B.C. Museum’s curator of paleontology Victoria Arbour joins me to discuss a new dinosaur…
November 7, 2019
Nov 7, 2019 • 40 min
On today’s episode I am joined by TSN’s CFL Analyst Glen Suitor as we discuss the BC Lions and a disappointing 5-13 season which ultimately led to the firing of head coach DeVone Claybrooks. I speak with local accessibility activist Jessica Vliegenthart…
November 6, 2019
Nov 6, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s episode I am joined by Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian. We break down yesterday’s city council meeting where council voted to move forward with holding a referendum on a Performing Arts Centre in the city. We also discuss the need for more daycare…
November 5, 2019
Nov 5, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s show I talk about cell phones in the classroom. I am joined by Kamloops-Thompson School Board Chair who was reelected to a second term as Board Chair. I speak with Professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria and Co-director of the…
November 4, 2019
Nov 4, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s show I am joined by BC Defense Lawyer Kyla Lee with Acumen Law. We discuss a recent NY Times Article that talks about a number of issues when it comes to roadside breathalyzer tests. I speak with Dr. Muhammad Morshed with the BC CDC with who is…
November 1, 2019
Nov 1, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s show, I speak with the authors of a paper who examined the growth of the tech sector in Kamloops and talk about what is being done to attract and retain tech company’s in the city. I talk with a Chief Economist at BMO about business investment…
October 31, 2019
Oct 31, 2019 • 41 min
It’s Halloween! I will tell you a little bit about how much Canadians spend on the annual holiday. I am joined by the head of the Vancouver Paranormal Society and I chat with true crime author Eve Lazarus about her book Murder By Milkshake. I will also be…
October 30, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s show I am joined by Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian to talk about the new downtown plan presented to council this week. I speak with an organizer of a group that is forming a new political party in the province. Stuart Parker is helping launch the…
October 29, 2019
Oct 29, 2019 • 39 min
Half of this episode is all about money. In the second half of the show I speak with Licensed Insolvency Trustee Dean Prentice about how close many people are in BC and Canada to being unable to pay their bills. I then chat with a member of the Thompson…
October 28, 2019
Oct 28, 2019 • 39 min
On today’s show I am joined by Conservative MP for North Okanagan - Shuswap Mel Arnold after he was elected to a 2nd term in last week’s federal election. I chat with Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee for our usual Monday morning chat. Topics today include the BC…
October 25, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s episode I talk the Vice President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs after the BC government introduced new legislation that will make BC the first province in Canada to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…
October 24, 2019
Oct 24, 2019 • 39 min
Calgary based, Steel River Group has formed a strategic relationship with the Little Shuswap Lake Band. I am joined by the Founder & CEO of Steel River Group Trent Fequet to talk about what that partnership means and what potential projects they’ll be…
October 23, 2019
Oct 23, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode I talk with Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian about yesterday’s council meeting with a focus on a proposed new Performing Arts Centre in the city. I follow up that conversation with the KCA President Norman Daily. I am joined by Toronto Star…
October 22, 2019
Oct 22, 2019 • 40 min
In today’s episode I am joined by Associate professor of political studies at Thompson Rivers University Robert Hanlon to take a look back at election 43. I am also joined by Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas as he was elected…
October 21, 2019
Oct 21, 2019 • 39 min
Jason Hewlett fills in for Jeff today on election day in Canada. In this episode he speaks with Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee about marijuana edibles and which were legalized earlier this month. He talks with president of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Joshua…
October 18, 2019
Oct 18, 2019 • 38 min
In today’s episode I am joined by the step-father of Lisa Dudley was murdered along with her boyfriend Guthrie MacKay, in a Mission, home in 2008. Thomas Robert Holden was the last of four men charged in connection to the deaths. He was sentenced to 10…
October 17, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode I am joined by Merritt’s Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Will George as the community looks to invite new foreign businesses into the community. The BC Liberal critic for Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris comes on…
October 16, 2019
Oct 16, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s episode I talk about Homelessness Action Week. First I talk with a city of Kamloops rep who talks about Project Connect and the importance of promoting services to those less fortunate in our community. I follow that up by speaking with the…
October 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 • 41 min
In this post Thanksgiving long weekend edition I am joined by Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee to talk about the importance of legal aid services, an SCC decision as it relates to a convicted person being entitled to the lesser of two punishments and Alberta…
October 11, 2019
Oct 11, 2019 • 38 min
In today’s TGI-Friday edition I am joined by BC Liberal Forestry Critic John Rustad as he calls on the Premier to remove Doug Donaldson from his post, or for Donaldson to resign himself saying he hasn’t done enough to help the workers being impacted by…
October 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s episode, pollution in the air is supposedly contributing to people’s hair loss. There has been a shift in the way homeowners, landlords and tenants view cannabis now that is has been one year minus a week since legalization. Sun Peaks resort…
October 9, 2019
Oct 9, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode I take a look back at the all candidates forum for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding. All 7 candidates had their chance to have their voice heard. So I take a look back at what was said last night, and then I chat with Dr. Robert…
October 8, 2019
Oct 8, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode I am joined by a grad student from Thompson Rivers University about our use of plastic bags at grocery stores. I speak with Toronto Star Reporter Alex Ballingall and Professor in Political Science at the University of Victoria Janni Aragon…
October 7, 2019
Oct 7, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s episode I take a quick look ahead at Election 43 with voting day exactly two weeks away. Also, advanced polls are set to open at the end of the week and will remain open through the long weekend. I speak with Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee about a…
October 4, 2019
Oct 4, 2019 • 38 min
IN today’s episode I chat with the Senior Policy Adviser with Clean Energy Canada about how the sector is set to boom in the next decade combined with the slowing of the fossil fuel industry. I talk about a new study that says men should be careful about…
October 3, 2019
Oct 3, 2019 • 39 min
This episode provides some important information from BDO Canada when it comes to dealing with your finances. Donna Mihalcheon joins me to talk about a recent study that outlines a number of surprising facts about how Canadians are spending their money.…
October 2, 2019
Oct 2, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode I am joined by my Radio NL colleagues Colton Davies, Curt Appleby and Victor Kaiser as we get set for a brand new NHL season. I talk with Kamloops Supervisor Recreation, Health and Wellness as public consultation is set to begin on the…
October 1, 2019
Oct 1, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode I rant about people’s Social Media use. Think about what you post before you post it, but also let’s use people’s past posts as a chance to talk and learn and not immediately chastise and judge. I speak with Environment Canada…
Blazers Weekend Recap
Sep 30, 2019 • 10 min
Check out the final segment of the September 30th episode where I speak with Kamloops Blazer’s Play by Play announcer Jon Keen and recap a pair of wins over the Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants.
September 30, 2019
Sep 30, 2019 • 39 min
In today’s episode I talk to Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee about the SCC decision that journalists should only give up there sources as a last resort. We also discuss Friday’s RCMP press conference regarding Cam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. The timing was…
September 27, 2019
Sep 27, 2019 • 38 min
In today’s episode I talk with the Producer of the mini-documentary title Over A Barrel. It is about the work of Vivian Krause, and the questions she raises regarding U.S. foundations funding activism against the Canadian oil and gas industry. I speak…
September 26, 2019
Sep 26, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode I provide a brief history of the sport of Disc Golf and help tee up this Saturday’s tournament on MacArthur Island in Kamloops. I speak with the Leader of the BC Green Party after he addressed the UBCM convention this week and I talk…
September 25, 2019
Sep 25, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode I talk about the prevalence of mosquito borne illnesses specifically EEE and the increasing number of cases with part of the reasoning being global warming. I speak with the organizer of a logging truck convoy that is heading from Merritt…
September 24, 2019
Sep 24, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode I speak with SD73 Board Chair Kathleen Karpuk. It’s been about three weeks since the Parkcrest fire and things are almost getting into a regular routine. She also provides an update on the boards finances following last night’s board…
September 23, 2019
Sep 23, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode I speak with the Secretary Treasurer for BC Federation of Labour as it petitions to implement 10 days paid leave for victims of violence. I am joined by Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee to talk about MAID, impaired driving penalties when kids are…
September 20, 2019
Sep 20, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode I talk with Business Council of BC Chief Economist Ken Peacock about its latest report which shows BC as a middle of the pack jurisdiction when it comes to prosperity. I have Chairperson for the BC Students Federation on to talk about…
Blazers Season Preview
Sep 20, 2019 • 8 min
A snippet from the September 20th edition of The Jeff Andreas Show. Radio NL Sports reporter and Kamloops Blazers Ply-by-Play announcer Jon Keen helps set the table for the Blazers 2019-2020 season.
September 19, 2019
Sep 19, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode I speak with BC Child and Youth representative Jennifer Charleston after the province’s announcement that is eliminated tha practice of birth alerts. I then follow that conversation up with a chat with APTN Reporter Melissa Ridgen who has…
September 18, 2019
Sep 18, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode I speak with Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian following yesterday’s council meeting. We also discuss the UBCM convention coming up next week and what the Kamloops delegation has planned over the course of the 5 days. Andrew Griffith, a fellow…
September 17
Sep 17, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode I speak with Thompson Rivers University Lecturer and Lawyer Jeffrey Meyers about the 43rd Canadian election. I also speak with BC’s Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing about the speculation tax and how that has impacted the provinces…
September 16, 2019
Sep 16, 2019 • 39 min
On this Monday edition I talk with Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee about the RCMP’s HQ Director General of the intelligence unit, Cameron Ortis who was arrested under the secrets act for alleged espionage by foreign powers. I am joined by Tom Coles, a local man who…
September 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode I speak with UBCM President Arjun Singh about cannabis revenue sharing and the upcoming UBCM convention. I speak with a representative of Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis about how sales have gone for our neighbors to the east and I also…
September 12, 2019
Sep 12, 2019 • 38 min
I speak with Interior Health’s Tobacco Reduction Coordinator as he continues pushing to make BC smoke free which included a presentation to Chase City Council earlier this week. I talk to the Youth Services Coordinator with the TNRD about expanding youth…
Sept 11, 2019
Sep 11, 2019 • 39 min
I speak with Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian following Tuesday’s council meeting, BC Finance Minister Carol James comes on to talk about the provinces first quarter numbers & a TRU Associate Professor of Political Studies as Canada’s 43rd federal election…