Imperial Metals AGM, BCNU Anti-democratic, Indigenous Housing, Courtenay Comox Voted, Van Craft Beer Week

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Friday, May 26, 2017

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

02:00 Introduction

04:00 Weather and News headlines: Mount Polley Imperial Metals AGM shutdown, Trump Shuts Down Early Warning System for Earthquakes on WestCoast, and #BCpoli and #Cdnpoli

Protesters face off with RCMP officers outside the annual general meeting of Imperial Metals in Coquitlam B.C. on May 25, 2017. Photo by Bethany Lindsay

20:00 BC Nurses Rally for Change Voices from their Thursday, May 25 rally

BC Nurses Vote For Change is a group of grassroots members of the British Columbia Nurses’ Union who have been organising to bring democratic change within the BCNU. The provincial voting for BCNU is meant to be May 23rd- June 2nd with new candidates disqualified by the current leadership.  Audio courtesy Devin Gillan.


Interview: Will Cole-Hamilton of Courtenay Comox’s branch of Dogwood Initiative on a victory for grassroots organising in that riding.

41:00 Higher Rents, Fewer Units As Indigenous Housing Agencies Lose Subsidies

Katie Hyslop of More than 40 per cent of providers not ready for end of agreements; 10 per cent fear closure. Journalist Katie Hyslop has spent her decade-plus career applying a social justice lens to the education, youth, and housing issues she covers.

Cariboo Friendship Society’s Eagle Nest apartment building. New construction chances limited by subsidy end, agencies say. Photo from the Cariboo Friendship Society.

52:00 Drink Local – Vancouver Craft Beer Week starts today. Interview with CoFounder with Leah Heneghan.

Now entering its eighth successful year, Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) has become the most anticipated craft beer and cider festival in Western Canada. Having recently won the 2016 Golden Owl Award for ‘Social Event of the Year,’ VCBW is a cultural engine that showcases music, food, art, and craft beer at events across the city from the last weekend of May to the first weekend of June every year. VCBW 2017 kicks off on May 26, continuing throughout the week and culminating at the historic PNE fairgrounds on June 3 and 4 where over 100 craft breweries and cideries will be pouring more than 300 beers and ciders. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Walk 4 The Salish Sea

Sunday 10am Grandview Park to Burnaby Westridge Park 2:30 Festival

Journey to Kaho’olawe

grunt gallery is pleased to announce the launch of Journey to Kaho’olawe, an artist publication by Hans Winkler and T’uy’t-tanat Cease Wyss. The artist book is the result of a four year process centred on the Hawaiian Island of Kaho’olawe, a sacred site to the Hawaiians in recovery after being occupied as a practice range by the American military. Returned to the Hawaiians in the 1990s, the island is being remediated and returned to its natural state.

EXTRA: RISK – film trailer.  A film by Laura Poitras, Academy Award-winning director of Citizenfour. Executive produced by Sam Esmail, Award-winning creator of Mr. Robot. IN SELECT THEATRES, MAY 5th


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