Surrey's police force, AstraZeneca vaccine, and reactions to Site C


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Chapter 1: Should Surrey switch to a municipal police force?

Executive representatives of the National Police Federation have slammed Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum’s plan for a transition to a municipal force to members of the Surrey Board of Trade. They say that 4 surveys done in the past year show that the plan has only 15% support among the public and that only 14% of Surrey RCMP officers would even consider switching forces.

GUEST: Sgt. Trevor Dinwoodie, Staff Sergeant, Surrey RCMP/ Pacific Region Board Member, National Police Federation

Chapter 2: Art McDonald under military police investigation

Canada’s top military officer, Admiral Art McDonald, is under military police investigation. He has stepped aside as chief of the defence staff, a job he has held for a little over a month - what do we know so far?

GUEST: David Pugliese, Journalist, Ottawa Citizen

Chapter 3: Health Canada has approved the AstraZeneca vaccine

Canada has pre-ordered 20-million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was co-developed by researchers at the University of Oxford. Health Canada continues to review two other vaccines, from Johnson and Johnson Novavax.

GUEST: Jason Kindrachuk, Canada Research Chair in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba

Chapter 4: Concerns about Canada’s hotel quarantine

We’re not even a week into Canada’s hotel quarantine rule for returning travelers and already there are some serious concerns. The Public Health Agency of Canada is launching an investigation and reviewing its practices after two returning travellers were allegedly sexually assaulted during their mandatory quarantine periods.

There are also some reports that travellers are choosing to skip the hotel quarantine, opting to get a ticket and a fine instead.

GUEST: Jeffrey Rath, Barrister and constitutional law expert at Rath & Company Calgary

Chapter 5: Camping reservations open March 8th

Announced this week, as of March 8th BC residents will be able to book camping sites, though it will be the honour system in terms of verifying you’re a BC resident. With camping being a more COVID safe option than most travel the competition for your dream spot is sure to be steep. What are the tips and tricks to guarantee that perfect patch of outdoors to pitch your tent?

GUEST: Sam Waddington, Owner, Mt Waddington’s Outdoors

Chapter 6: Reaction to Site-C announcement with Sonia Furstenau

GUEST: Sonia Furstenau, BC Green Leader/MLA for Cowichan Valley

Chapter 7: A Lynx gets lectured!

Chris Paulson, who lives on a farm in Burns Lake, heard a commotion coming from his chicken coop on Sunday. When he went to check he found a Lynx - and when he found it? He picked it up by the scruff of its neck and gave it a stern talking to!?!

GUEST: Chris Paulson, Burns Lake Farm Owner

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1. Chapter 1 (00:00:00)

2. Chapter 2 (00:08:31)

3. Chapter 3 (00:17:35)

4. Chapter 4 (00:25:08)

5. Chapter 5 (00:33:14)

6. Chapter 6 (00:39:19)

7. Chapter 6 (00:44:56)

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