"Four-in-Five British Columbians Support a Handgun Ban, Should Vancouver’s Chinatown become a UNESCO World Heritage site? & Mummified Ice Age wolf pup, caribou still covered with fur found by gold miners"

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Published Sep 17, 2018, 8:53 PM

Chapter 1

Hot question of the day

A new survey has found 79% of British Columbians support a handgun ban in their municipality, and 86% support a ban on military-style assault weapons. The survey of 800 British Columbians was conducted by Research Co. between September 2nd and 5th, after Montreal City Council adopted a motion last month, calling for a nationwide ban on those types of guns. The company says the data was weighted by age, gender, and region in British Columbia, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

A new poll finds that 79% of B.C. residents support a handgun ban in their municipality. Do you agree?

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Chapter 2

Business leaders reject supportive housing proposal in Cloverdale

 "It's the right project but in the wrong place"  - that's why members of the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association have voted down a support housing project for the homeless proposed for the downtown area, according to Association Executive Director Paul Orazietti. Proposed is a 4-storey, 60-unit building at the corner of 176 A and 58th Avenue, on city-owned land. The project is not dead yet, and an open house is planned for later this month. In all 250 units of supportive housing are planned for Surrey.

Guest: Janet Brown        

Global News Reporter

 

Chapter 3

Mummified Ice Age wolf pup, caribou still covered with fur found by gold miners

A mummified wolf pup and caribou believed to have walked Earth over 50,000 years ago were discovered with tissue and fur intact — a remarkable find, Canadian authorities say. The caribou was found at the site of a 80,000-year-old volcanic ash bed and officials believe it's among the oldest mummified mammal tissue in the world, according to a release.   The head, two front limbs and torso of the caribou were intact. The wolf pup was found with a complete body.

Guest: Dr. Grant Zazula

Yukon Paleontologist

Chapter 4

Should Vancouver’s Chinatown become a UNESCO World Heritage site? The local and provincial government have joined together to push for world heritage designation for Vancouver's Chinatown. Advocates have said new developments in the form of condos and businesses are pushing out the Chinese community --  especially seniors.  Mayor Gregor Robertson is hoping a UNESCO designation will help combat that. But when asked about what it would do for re-zoning of new developments, he said this

Guest: Emily Lazatin

Global News Reporter

 

Chapter 5

Four-in-Five British Columbians Support a Handgun Ban

A new survey has found 79% of British Columbians support a handgun ban in their municipality, and 86% support a ban on military-style assault weapons. The survey of 800 British Columbians was conducted by Research Co. between September 2nd and 5th, after Montreal City Council adopted a motion last month, calling for a nationwide ban on those types of guns. The company says the data was weighted by age, gender, and region in British Columbia, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Guest: Mario Canseco

President, Research Co.

 

Chapter 6

New research provides the science behind our personalities

Here’s a question for you: how would you describe yourself? And what words would other people use to describe you?

Personality is one of those intangible things that people sometimes struggle to explain, but a new study might help you learn a bit more about yourself and the people around you.

Researchers at Northwestern University analyzed data from 1.5 million people, and discovered four major personality types, and five character traits, that can be used to explain a person’s personality.

Guest: Luis Amaral

Study co-author

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.

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