B.C. Ferry secrets, social media, and Ryan’s Nature Corner. All in this week’s episode of Victoria This Week.
In this week’s show we catch up with the city’s explosive construction and development growth with Mike Kozakowski from Citified.ca, including an update on what’s supposed to be a 30 (now 29) storey building downtown.
Regular guests Corey and James review the Bob Dylan concert in Vancouver and Ryan’s Nature Corner tackles the story of high-tech volunteers who rescue animals… animals like Genevieve the Goat.
Ryan and regular guests Corey and James talk about the week’s news and… other stuff.
0:00 – 15:05: Guy yells at a mom and her kids in Langford. Why? Because her three year old threw a tantrum. The story had a happy ending but also caused a lot of discussion about being on both sides of the situation. Special guest Ceara K from 107.3 KOOL FM joins us to discuss tantrum etiquette.
15:05 – 21:26: What ever happened to that casino that was supposed to come downtown?
21:26 – 44:45: The regulars James and Corey discuss camping at Goldstream, Glow on Netflix, and a new edition of “Ryan’s Nature Corner” that covers army worms.
0:00 – 12:21: Interview with John Horgan, the new Premier of British Columbia. He’s the MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca and that makes him the first Premier from Vancouver Island in over 60-years.
12:21 -26:35: News from the local craft beer scene! Beer writer Joe Wiebe joins the show and also give us a list of 9 local beers you should try.
26:35 – 46:41: Regular guests Corey and James review the Ryan Adams concert, update the hawk in the eagle’s nest in Sidney, and conduct a quiz.
0:00 – 14:25: Special guest Rob Buffam from CTV Vancouver Island covered Victoria’s sex industry in a special series this week. We talk to him about what he learned.
14:25 – 19:46: Oops, Bob Dylan cancelled his local concert.
19:46 – 25:23: A strange sea-creature called a “pyrosome” is invading the ocean off Vancouver Island. Problem is, it looks terrifying/hilarious.
25:23 – 34:20: James isn’t so sure about the “Diner en Blanc” event.
34:20 – 43:41: We share Corey’s interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvin Bishop, who’s coming to Victoria for Jazz Fest.
*UPDATE* Since recording this episode, the Bob Dylan concert in Victoria was cancelled. FYI*
Victoria City Council is moving to restrict short term vacation rentals and the mayor is suggesting we billet the homeless in the face of a housing crisis. There’s a lot to talk about this week.
On the lighter side – concerts and comedy shows galore to cover on this week’s edition of Victoria This Week.
0:00 – 26:38: INTERVIEW. The owner/operator of “Topsoil,” Chris Hildreth, is trying to bring large scale farming into the city… and he’s doing it. Currently located at Dockside Green, they’re now open to public sales after previously providing for restaurants exclusively.
26:38 – 37:10: Wildlife in the news. We discuss a eagle in Sidney that’s raising a baby hawk and Ryan’s close encounter with a deer.
37:10 – 50:42: Music news! The Sadies are coming to Victoria. Corey argues they’re one of the best bands in Canada. Plus, the Rifflandia line up is out.
Special guest Louise Hartland from CTV Vancouver Island tells us the story of a U-Vic student who dropped out because she couldn’t find a decent home to rent.
Also, Arcade Fire are coming. Also, we all have weed eaters….
Join host Ryan Price as he hangs out with Corey Polkinghorne and James Ball to discuss the week’s news.
This week, we started to see some resolution in several big local news stories – a guilty plea in the case of Constable Sarah Beckett, former Victoria Police Chief Frank Elsner getting a new job, and the election results firm up two weeks after the election. We chat about possible fines for smokers in the CRD. Plus, a brand new water park opens in Esquimalt…and it’s great.