CJMP News - February 3, 2017

Feb 4, 2017 by Carrie

Snow! And interviews with Shawn Cator, operational manager for the city of Powell River, Caitlin Bryant of Expose Yourself and Chris McDonough of Villa Soccer.

We also feature "silver linings" on this "Positive Friday"


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CJMP News - January 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017 by Carrie

On today's episode we covered BC Premier Christy Clark's visit to Powell River. We also talk to Phil Russell and John Louie who are two people behind the Spirit of Reconciliation project. 

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CJMP News - January 20, 2017

Jan 21, 2017 by Carrie

For this episode, we’re going to focus on one person in this community who has been a leader for many.   

She received an honourary doctorate from Vancouver Island University in 2010. Received a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Historical Association. The book Written as I remember It: Teachings from a Sliammon Elder, published in 2014, won several awards. We are of course talking about Dr. Elsie Paul of the Tla’amin Nation.  

Here she is speaking to Drewen Young in the 2015 on Elsie’s patio. Elsie had just come back from the Truth and Reconciliation closing ceremony in Ottawa. She talks about that and her experience growing up in the era of residential schools.

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CJMP News - January 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017 by Carrie

We're talking about Fentanyl and harm reduction today on CJMP News. Tune in to hear interviews with a number of people from the community who are involved with preventing overdoses, health providers, and including someone who has personal experience with harm reduction.

Notice of error: On this episode we stated that there was a report of a death related to a marijuana joint laced with Fentanyl. This is not true and has not been substaniated by BC RCMP. The audio recording will be edited to reflect this. For more information about Fentanyl linked to marijuana see: https://is.gd/c7yvCD. We apologize for this error.

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CJMP News - January 6, 2017

Jan 8, 2017 by Carrie

On this episode we talk to two in-studio guests; we talk to local resident Francine Benoit about the petition she started in favour of carriage housing, and we also speak to Susan MacKay, founder of the Wild Ocean Whale Society comes in to tell us more about recent coastal activity, and the dolphins and whales that make this area home. 


Photo by Michelle Pennell

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CJMP News - December 30, 2016

Dec 31, 2016 by Carrie

On today's show we look back through 2016 at some of the newsy highlights through the year, including a few of CJMP dj's top trax for 2016. 


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CJMP News - December 23, 2016

Dec 23, 2016 by Carrie

On today's show we speak with Eagle Walz, co-founder of the Sunshine Coast Trail and the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society, and Russell Brewer, regional district director, about the Regional Trails Plan. 

On Thursday, Dec 15, the Powell River Regional District received the 226 page draft. In the next few months the plan will be finalized, affecting more than 500-plus trails in the region.

Read it here


Hosts: Carrie Swiggum, Peter Harvey

Musical Host: Roger Thorn

Photo: http://www.sunshinecoastcanada.com/hidden-gems/sunshine-coast-trail 

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CJMP News - December 16, 2016

Dec 17, 2016 by Carrie

We cover the Dec 15 Regional District Committee of the Whole delegations: Friends of Stillwater Bluffs Association and PR Paws concerns over the Regional Trails Plan.


Hosted by Roger Thorn and Carrie Swiggum  

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CJMP News - December 9, 2016

Dec 9, 2016 by Carrie

On today’s show, we look at food security and farming on the sunshine coast.

We talk to Robert Gilchrist of Funky Beets Farm and member of the Powell River Farmers Institute.He made a remark at council on Nov 29 regarding the region’s lack of a farming strategy. We also talk to Chris Roberts of Okeover Organic Oysters from the Oyster Capital of Canada. But first we’re going to announce the winners of the SPCA Fall Raffle…

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CJMP News - December 2, 2016

Dec 2, 2016 by Carrie

On this show we talk to people monitoring the local climate and coast and preparing for sea level rise. 

Trevor Murdock - Pacific Climate Impact Consortium

Julia Dykstra - Planner, Powell River Regional District 

Claudia Medina - Filmmaker, Working on documentary about Climate Wise Women and her recent experience in Papua New Guinea 

Hil Billy Bob - Live performance of "God Left America" 



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CJMP News - November 25

Nov 28, 2016 by Carrie

On today’s show, we look at who’s helping who. In Powell River, many residents go out of their way to help when needed or as a matter of course. We spoke to two people in town who are helping some of our most low income residents - including the manger of the food bank. She's helping feed more than 1,000 people a month.  We also hear from Zoe Ludski, board member of the recently new Community Media Advocacy Center which she helped form over the last year. All this and more on CJMP News.Photo from: https://powellriverdailynews.com/2014/12/19/i-used-to-dream-about-men-now-i-think-about-rice-in-june/

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CJMP News - November 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016 by Carrie

We speak with Yves Engler. He’s been described as Canada’s Noam Chomsky and puts a critical eye on Canadian foreign policy. He’ll be speaking at the Cranberry Seniors Centre Friday evening. Then an expert on Louis Riel, Dave Doyle, will be in the studio to fill us in on the city’s proclamation to make Nov 16 Louis Riel day in Powell River. He’ll be followed by an organizer of the Kinder Morgan pipeline protest who will talk about the nationwide vigil coming up this weekend. All this and more on CJMP News….

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CJMP News - November 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016 by Carrie

CJMP News - Special Edition! November 11, 2016

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CJMP News - November 04, 2016

Nov 4, 2016 by Carrie

Forestry supports our community in many ways, but logging is rarely without controversy. On today’s episode of CJMP News, we’ll be joined live with two guests to talk about logging in Powell River and beyond:

Russell Brewer is a local politician, avid cyclist and a registered professional forester. He’s serving his second term on city council, and serves as municipal director to the regional district board. He is the current president of the Powell River Metis Society, as well as President of the Powell River Cycling Association.

Andrew Bryant will be joining us as well. Andrew has worked as a wildlife biologist and consultant for over 30 years. He was instrumental in bringing back the Vancouver Island marmot from near extinction, working with Island Timberlands to plan a long-term recovery program. Currently, he serves as field trip coordinator with the Malaspina Naturalists Club.

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CJMP News - October 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016 by Carrie


Interviews with Courtney Albert, Kevin Wilson, Dean Thorsell 

Hosted by Mel Edgar and Karen Skadsheim

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