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How a murky company with ties to the People’s Liberation Army set up shop in B.C.

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Published: August 25, 2017 | By Patrick Johnston

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.5MB) The opening of a gallery and North American headquarters here by Poly Culture was the culmination of intense behind-the-scenes courting by local politicians — especially Liberal MLA Teresa Wat, then B.C.’s international trade minister — and was hailed in government documents as a major economic win and […]

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Hearing told B.C. Liberals got donations from allegedly defrauded investors

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Published: July 25, 2017 | By Patrick Johnston

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (14.3MB) A B.C. Securities Commission panel has heard that then-premier Christy Clark and her B.C. Liberals received $37,888 in political donations that came from investor funds for Cascade, the failed recycling scheme of prominent party supporter Paul Oei. Oei denies wrongdoing, and none of the allegations has been […]

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Verdict coming in B.C. polygamy trial

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Published: July 20, 2017 | By Patrick Johnston

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.2MB) On Monday, the two former bishops of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will hear the verdict in their polygamy trial. Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham has been following the story of the polygamist community of Bountiful in southeastern British Columbia in southeastern […]

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In Depth: Bountiful parents to be sentenced for trafficking their 13-year-old daughter

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Published: June 29, 2017 | By Patrick Johnston

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.9MB) Brandon James Blackmore, 70, and Emily Gail Blackmore, 60, have been convicted of trafficking their 13-year-old daughter. At the time, both were living in Bountiful, B.C. and were devoted to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and its prophet, Warren Jeffs. The Blackmores […]

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Medicinal Cannabis advocate Terry Roycroft

Medicinal Cannabis advocate Terry Roycroft

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In this, Ian Austin’s final episode as host of In Depth, Terry Roycroft, President and CEO of Medicinal Cannabis Resource Centre discusses how society’s view of marijuana has changed over the decades.

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B.C.’s Water Sustainability Act

B.C.’s Water Sustainability Act

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Published: July 17, 2015 | By Patrick Johnston

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In this week’s episode of In Depth we discuss government’s decision to re-examine the amount of fees paid by commercial and industrial users of B.C.’s groundwater. Currently, industrial users are asked to pay $2.25 for every 1 million litres of groundwater extracted from B.C.

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What’s Next for Translink

What’s Next for Translink

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Published: July 9, 2015 | By afoster

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What¹s next for embattled transportation authority TransLink. We hear from Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation B.C. Executive director Jordan Bateman who drove the bandwagon for the ‘No’ campaign, Premier Christy Clark, Angus Reid pollster Shachi Kurl and Province reporter Frank Luba.

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Politician and Businessman George Affleck

Politician and Businessman George Affleck

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Published: July 2, 2015 | By afoster

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Two-time NPA Vancouver Coun. George Affleck is, perhaps, Vision Vancouver’s most vocal critic. Over this four years in office he’s had to walk a line to find common ground that reflects the needs and desires of his constituents and the mandate set by governing party.

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Marijuana and AIDS

Marijuana and AIDS

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Published: June 25, 2015 | By afoster

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UBC Researcher MJ Malloy is the first researcher to determine that marijuana not only treats the symptons of AIDS but appears to help ward off the sometimes fatal disease.

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RCMP Sergeant Dale Carr answers your questions

RCMP Sergeant Dale Carr answers your questions

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Published: June 18, 2015 | By afoster

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In this special episode of In Depth, host Ian Austin poses your submitted questions regarding the ongoing battle against crime, gangs, drugs and violence in Surrey to RCMP Sergeant Dale Carr.

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BC Children and Youth Advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

BC Children and Youth Advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

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Host Ian Austion chats with BC’s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond who has a seemingly perfect combination of skills, education and background to do the job.

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Arthur Hadland and the Site C Debate

Arthur Hadland and the Site C Debate

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Published: June 4, 2015 | By afoster

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Host Ian Austin chats with 31-year Peace River Basin farmer and local politician Arthur Hadland about his life and how forces, after decades of debate, appear ready to flood some of B.C.’s finest farmland in search of hydro electric power at Site C.

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