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Ross Reynolds speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the many election promises made by Canada's newly elected prime minister, Justin Trudeau. 

One Still Missing In Whale Watching Capsize Accident

Oct 26, 2015

More details are emerging from the capsizing of a whale watching boat off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Of the 27 passengers on board, five have been declared dead and searchers are trying to find one who is missing.

Five people were killed Sunday when a whale watching boat overturned off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Twenty-one people were rescued and Sunday night one was still missing.

We love them for their brains most, but Knute Berger, Bill Radke, Bill Finkbeiner and Erica C. Barnett are also a good-looking panel.
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It worked for Canada’s new prime minister: How much do a politician’s looks matter? Also, why is our state school superintendent leaving now, of all times? And do you want to live in a world where bicyclists can roll through stop signs but drivers are ticketed by robots?

Bill Radke debates the week’s news with Crosscut’s Knute Berger, former GOP majority leader Bill Finkbeiner and Erica "C. is For Crank" Barnett.

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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David Hyde speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canada's newly elected Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Jeannie Yandel speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the results of Canada's federal election. Justin Trudeau led the Liberal Party to a majority government win on Monday.

Canada's Liberal Party won a decisive majority of parliamentary seats Monday, ending nearly a decade of Conservative Party rule. Voters gave Liberals nearly 40 percent of the overall vote compared to the Conservatives' 32 percent. The left-leaning New Democrats had just over 19 percent of the vote.

Justin Trudeau, a 43-year-old former high school teacher and son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, assumes the office his father held from 1968 through 1984 with a short interruption.

David Hyde speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the upcoming Canadian federal elections. 

David Hyde speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the beleaguered governing party in Canada and the issues they're facing in the run up to the October elections.

BC Place in Vancouver will host many of the Women's World Cup games, including the final on July 5.
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Ross Reynolds speaks with Canadian journalist Frances Bula about the bump in tourism Vancouver, B.C., is experiencing.

David Hyde talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the ongoing saga of Victoria's untreated waste entering the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  

Kim Malcolm speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canada's upcoming federal elections.

Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist with the Vancouver Sun, about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the tension it has caused between the US and Canada. 

Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about successes in British Columbia's fight against HIV and AIDS.

David Hyde speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about seismic upgrading in British Columbia and how the province would fare if the region were hit by a big earthquake.

Smoky skies from wildfires in Vancouver makes for an orange sun as it sets.
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Ross Reynolds speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the worst fire season British Columbia has ever seen. And Gary Schneider, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, talks about  smoke from Canadian wildfires and the impact it's having in Washington state. 

Early Wildfires Blow Budget In British Columbia

Jun 24, 2015

David Hyde speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the early start to wildfire season in British Columbia.

Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about newly legalized edible products for medical marijuana users and botched plans for international yoga day.

Soccer fans from the American Northwest are expected to fill sold-out BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, Tuesday evening as the U.S. Women's National Team takes on Nigeria.

Ross Reynolds speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about one doctor's push for more privatized health care in British Columbia. Also, international yoga day is coming up. Palmer tells Reynolds what's planned in Vancouver.

The corruption investigations swirling around soccer's world governing body could cast a shadow over the FIFA Women's World Cup. It kicks off Saturday in Canada.

BC Place in Vancouver will host many of the Women's World Cup games, including the final on July 5.
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Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the FIFA Women's World Cup, which begins in Canada on Saturday, June 6.

Vancouver Struggles With Affordable Housing

May 27, 2015

Kim Malcolm speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about affordable housing issues in Vancouver and one solution proposed by Mayor Gregor Robertson.

A member of a fire crew. wildfire
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Marcie Sillman speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about an early start to the wildfire season in British Columbia.

Release Of Omar Khadr Divides Opinion In Canada

May 13, 2015
Canadian demonstrators demanding Khadr's repatriation.
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Ross Reynolds speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the release of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen convicted of killing a U.S. soldier in 2002. A Canadian judge recently released him on bail while he appeals war-crimes charges in the US. This issue has divided opinions in Canada.

Marcie Sillman talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about how British Columbia is regulating medical marijuana. They also discuss Alberta's new premier, Rachel Notley.

Ross Reynolds talks to reporter Vaughn Palmer from the Vancouver Sun about the rise of shootings in Surrey, Canada. They also discuss the state of the medical marijuana business in Vancouver. 

A sign along Highway 29 between Fort St. John and Hudson's Hope, British Columbia, protests the proposed Site C dam.
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Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the British Columbia government's proposal to build another hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. 

Ross Reynolds talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist with the Vancouver Sun, about the controversy around an oil spill in Vancouver's English Bay.

Columbia River Gorge.
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Marcie Sillman talks to Brett VandenHeuvel, the executive director at Columbia Riverkeeper, about why the re-negotiation of a treaty between Canada and the United States is important for the Columbia River. 

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