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Hello, I'm Danny B. I'm located in the fabulous City of Duncan, on Vancouver Island, Call the Cowichan Valley home for 23 years, educated at VIU, 15 years experience of homelessness and travel across Canada. In 1992 my feet touched down on Vancouver Island, traveling from NB to BC, started living in a city called Esquimalt. As they say, "The rest is history" I put my life experiences, adventures and truths out into a thirsty world. In this podcast you will hear 'some swearing at times" touch ...
 
Taking Up Space approaches issues surrounding intersectional feminism on Songhees, Wsanec, and Esquimalt territories (Victoria, BC) through storytelling and narrative. This program is full of thoughtful stories that challenge the patriarchy, colonialism, and white supremacy.
 
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The Military Lifestyle

Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC)

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If you are in the Canadian Armed Forces or a family member connected to the military, the lifestyle can be a challenge. CFB Esquimalt's Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) explores deployments, postings, transitions and more through interviews with MFRC staff, experts in the community, military members and military-connected family members. There should be no concern about rank or trade, or finding the time to get through the doors at the MFRC. The goal is to meet you where you live and t ...
 
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A tech startup offering real estate ownership stakes for a little as $1 has arrived on Vancouver Island, and reactions are mixed. Are the new wave of real estate investment properties a democratizing tool for wealth, or another contributor to the province’s affordable housing crisis? We speak with Addy co-founder Stephen Jagger, Sooke councillor To…
 
A historic home left in trust to the Town of Comox by writer and naturalist Hamilton Mack Laing has been the subject of dispute between council and heritage advocates for years. The home, known as Shakesides, sits within the 8-acre Mack Laing Nature Park—but it’s falling apart. The council wants it demolished, heritage advocates want it restored, a…
 
Sunday Morning Coming Down, Ghost Riders In The Sky and I'm so lonesome I could Die. Done in the likeness of various artists, music via Karafun.com sing along and try not to grimace too much, lol Also I talk about falling down socially, getting back up, don't day drink and I love how the foreign spirits posses me through my DNA. I just randomly let…
 
Wendy Proverbs was a child of the 60s Scoop. But now, she has rediscovered and reclaimed her family's history in her debut novel, Aggie and Mudgy. Today, she tells us about the story, her journey learning about it, and why she chose to share it with the world. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsle…
 
This week on Legally Speaking with Michael Mulligan: Recently, small groups of protesters have been intentionally blocking highways to get attention for their cause and to compel the government to meet various demands. So far, police have exercised restraint and have attempted to persuade the protesters to move before arresting them. The police are…
 
For three decades, a makeshift community on private land owned by the enigmatic Michael Poole served as a home for hippies, travelers, summer workers, and those who just sought to leave the world behind. Poole called it "the end of the road gang." After his death in 2020, the land became the centre of a legal battle. But for a while, it was a uniqu…
 
As one extreme weather event after the other has rocked the Island and BC as a whole, we explore if it's time to stop calling these events "rare" or "anomalies." Should we begin to expect the unexpected? We speak to CBC Meteorologist and Climate Reporter Johanna Wagstaffe to find out. We also speak with Esquimalt Mayor and CRD Environmental Service…
 
The rain is falling, today is our 2 year anniversary, toilet paper, collections, southern voice manipulation and don't purchase second hand phones, lol Thank you, take care, love respect and protect the little ones. Please work with no gaps Fantastic intro and outro, compliments of fifth quarter, Toronto Ontario. Support the show (https://www.buzzs…
 
New modeling predicts a peak in the Omicron wave within the next week or so. Capital Daily reporter Brishti Basu spoke to expert Dr. Dean Karlen to learn more about that modeling. We also speak with Dr. Astrid Brouselle, Director of the UVic School of Public Administration and public health expert, to look at what comes next given the vaccination g…
 
2022, the great mystery, it's here the days we come together or fall as a failure, the joys and appreciation, the thanks, the fears, the unknown has no name, stay positive, try and keep healthy, is Omicron the new common cold? Is war ready to break out in Europe? Do we even care anymore about restrictions and failed governments? Time will tell, his…
 
New data shows property values for South Vancouver Island homes have skyrocketed up to 35% higher than last year. Housing Analyst Leo Spalteholz tells us these numbers are already outdated and prices continue to rise. Why? What impact will this have? Will prices fall soon? For Municipal Monday, Leo joins us to discuss. Get more stories like this in…
 
Since early December, Victoria’s Dylan Joss has been running to raise funds in support of youth and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. He’s set a goal of reaching $20,000 to provide a surfing and camping adventure for at-risk youth and young adults where they could share in their recovery, in the presence of a tra…
 
Vancouver's new bid for the 2030 Olympics is the first bid to be Indigenous-led. It would also include Greater Victoria. Today we hear from multiple voices to get a sense of the pros and cons of bringing the games here. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our members…
 
Nearly two year into the pandemic, the businesses that didn’t qualify for wage and rent subsidies on account of being too new say they are still being left behind. Today we speak to local business Bear & Joey to hear their frustrations, and NDP MP Laurel Collins about what is missing. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscr…
 
This week on Legally Speaking with Michael Mulligan: Mediation efforts to resolve civil or family disputes are typically treated as being confidential and can’t be referred to if the case winds up in court. The reason for this is to permit candid discussions and compromise that result in disputes settling before going to trial. A recent Supreme Cou…
 
We bring you the narrated version of Capital Daily's published story, “From coal to cool: Cumberland booms again” by Andrew Findlay. Narrated by Cameron Welch. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to u…
 
We bring you the narrated version of Capital Daily's published story, "Isolated in Victoria: forging friendships in a city renowned for its chilliness” by Tim Ford. Narrated by Martin Bauman. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDa…
 
We bring you the narrated version of Capital Daily's published story, “'I hate to ask': How a fraudster manipulated a Colwood single mother out of tens of thousands of dollars” by Zoe Ducklow. Narrated by Cameron Welch. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our members…
 
Join us on the Victoria Rumble Room as Robin and John review 2021 highlights and commentary. We also hear the 2022 New Years resolution from the always colourful Howie Siegel. Before Howie – Robin & John riff…Howie Siegel – 9:34Bill Cavers – 14:45Ellis Ross – 17:08Jeff McWilliams – 21:03Barb Desjardins – 23:31Matt Waterman – 30:55Janice Williams – …
 
We bring you the narrated version of Capital Daily's published story, “Salt Spring Island’s Dueling Crises” by Jimmy Thomson. Narrated by Martin Bauman. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to us on ou…
 
We bring you the narrated version of Capital Daily's published story, "What Victoria’s long-lost streetcars can tell us about the future" by Tim Ford. Narrated by Jackie Lamport. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member…
 
This week on Legally Speaking with Michael Mulligan: The approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 – 11 has resulted in family law disputes between separated parents who disagree about getting their children vaccinated. A number of these cases have now been litigated, across Canada, and the consistent outcome has been for court orders permi…
 
We bring you the narrated version of Capital Daily's published story, "A lion on the loose: how an unregulated Nanaimo zoo resulted in tragedy" by Jolene Rudisuela. Narrated by Jolene Rudisuela. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at Capita…
 
Merry Christmas, Merry Xmas, Happy, safe and healthy holidays to you and yours out there in podcast land. Yes, Ill be back in 2022, with a whole new podcast and a stronger emphasis on pertinent social and world issues, more reading and informative history of life. Be safe and healthy. Music credit: Easy Karaoke Please work with no gaps Fantastic in…
 
New modeling shows omicron ripping through British Columbia at an unseen rate so far in the pandemic. Today we look closer at those projections and answer some of the most pressing questions about the variant regarding undetected spread, the severity of illness, and more. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our …
 
T'is the season for lockdown, Android coffee talk "Restrictions" and more, don't sneeze, don't cough, don't scratch your head, stay home in bed, people have a safe and healthy holidays, for Pete sake. Will be back in 2022, the year a new world order begins, the season talking monkeys cry , the year of great change in universe, earth and humanity, g…
 
A homeowner in Vic West is hoping to have his home and several on his street designated as heritage. He fears changes to the area may negatively impact the quality of the neighbourhood. We speak to him, Councillor Geoff Young, and housing advocate Leo Spalteholz to learn how a designation like this could impact the city's plans for affordable housi…
 
Capital Daily's Brishti Basu collected and broke down everything you need to know about the rapid growth of omicron on the Island. Today she joins us to share the essentials from her latest COVID update. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity …
 
Maia Carolsfeld will be filling a new role created by the district of Sooke for its climate action plan. For Municipal Monday, she joins us to tell us what her job will be and why it's important. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at Capit…
 
My continued march forward with silly and serious. This very moment and beyond we live and will exist in a science non fiction world full of restrictions, chaos, social collapse, environmental effects, screw the lockdown, variants, Christmas, Xmas defiance, flu, cold and multinational pandemic rebellion. "Viruses the new God's" 2022 global citizens…
 
A University of Victoria research project has resulted in an ongoing choir for people living with dementia after seeing the positive impacts on the participants. For Good News Friday, we speak with Voices in Motion’s lead researcher and founder, Dr. Debra Sheets to learn more about the project. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning…
 
This be the last, I think of the day, week or? I'm going out on a limb, feeling comfortable and just changing the theme drastically, laugh, enjoy, smoke a bowl, chew a gummy, have a drink, don't think, just laugh and be silly about it, laughter is best made at others, laughter is the best medicine. SOMEWERE someone will here my voice and Ill be sit…
 
You know it was a coming, 9 times outta 10, the serious is followed by the silliness of song, fun, laughter, relax and sit back, drink a little, puff a little, gummy a bit, let me take you to the silly bone factory for a couple moments in time. This is a tune from way back, well both of the next podcasts are. Sing a long if you will or not, letting…
 
Not all in Duncan are too blame or negative folk, there is a ton of good people hiding away, waiting for a better Mayor n council. Business is by passing the ugliness in a city with more growth potential than any other Island demographic . I swear in discust, been awhile I been walking, garbage is everywhere, addicts are banging in the bush, trail …
 
This week on Legally Speaking with Michael Mulligan: There are two kinds of Mischief offences in the Criminal Code: Mischief, and Public Mischief. Mischief is defined and prohibited by section 430 of the Criminal Code. This section makes it an offence to, amongst other things, damage or destroy property or to interfere with the lawful use, operatio…
 
Yet another lock down "Restriction based action" approaches, Im spent, people and society are spent, tired, exhausted and anxious. Pandemic is suppose to be a season, not generational, what is truly going on?, people need to see the truth, people are tired of the fog, people are mentally exhausted from failed governments approach of population cont…
 
Langford's Pacific FC have brought a championship win to the Island, and players are now at the forefront of bringing a union to professional soccer across the country. We dig into the story of a grassroots players’ union movement, its discussions with the Canadian Premier League, and how it began right here. Get more stories like this in your inbo…
 
Today I use a mixture of English, Irish, Canadian to send a love song to the world. I'm no pro singer, lol just having fun and sending a message to my love and podcast world. "Especially to my lovely fiancé" I know she will listen later on, lol This very song will be our wedding song, well the real version. Saying I love you daily is a self heal to…
 
The results from the city's 2022 budget priorities survey show a vast divide between Victoria's young and old, and renters and homeowners. Today, we look at how that information could be used in the fast-approaching election. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our m…
 
I have been unjustly treated, 2 weeks and 2 days of hell, I do swear in this podcast, albeit nothing ever explicit, all my information is in front of me and cross referenced. I has taken 14 attendants through Equifax, no closer than from when I begun, someone is fraudulently trying to steal 536.00 in Koodos name, Filed an RCMP fraud complaint, got …
 
The U.S Navy "growler" jets take off multiple times a day just south and east of Victoria, and their intense sound is impacting residents and wildlife. Today, reporter Jolene Rudisuela takes us through Capital Daily's investigation into the noise and its impacts. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily new…
 
After the death of a 16-year-old pedestrian, Saanich transit activists are calling on faster action on the district's transportation plan. For Municipal Monday, activist Philip Marciniak and Councillor Zac de Vries join to discuss. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check…
 
Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. has had his artwork selected to be featured on a new Salish-class ferry that will travel between the Gulf Islands. The work will be the largest physical piece of his career. For Good News Friday, Good News Letter Editor Emily Fagan joins to share that story. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morni…
 
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