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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 170

Jody and George say goodbye (for now?) to being hosted…

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Solvent

I love trees. I feel that cutting down glorious places…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 169

Jody and George go full throttle on empty homes and…

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Just the FAX, ma’am

It’s been three months since Health Canada approved the COVID19…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 168

Jody and George can’t help but worry about the Vancouver…

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Losing the plot of land

With last week’s news that Kitsilano Pool was “unlikely” to…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 167

Jody and George take a big giant dunk in what…

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Less livid, more living

To mask or not to mask, that should not be…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 166

Jody and George talk Canada’s budget: will restricting foreign purchases…

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Stuffed full of empty promises

The long-awaited, and very expensive, Vancouver Plan was unveiled this…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 165

Jody and George believe the jiggy is up for Will…

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Slava

If you’re like me, you already feel profound helplessness watching…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 164

Jody and George diplomatically untangle the NATO meetings about Ukraine…

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New head of the class

Who’s the new guy? After fulfilling her maximum three year…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 163

Jody and George travel the world where Covid testing will…

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Turning a corner

Ever since November 14, 2021 I’ve been struggling with a…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 162

Jody and George get into it and discuss the great…

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Won’t be shouted down

What feels like both yesterday and forever ago simultaneously, our…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 161

Jody and George want the world to give peace a…

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Catch and release

Today’s column is stocked with honest questions that law-abiding citizens,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 160

Jody and George start by going international to unravel the…

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Pink in the face

Since I can remember I’ve wanted to be a broadcaster,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 159

Jody and George get trucking again to Ottawa and consider…

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In a pinch

On top of all that we’ve been through – COVID,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 158

Jody and George Olympic fever…not so much. But the flip…

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Reaching across the line

Protests and civil disobedience. Where is the line? Talk about…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 157

Jody and George conservatively predict the future of the federal…

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Prepare to practice post-pandemic patience

Remember when risk tolerance was personal? When contemplating risk assessment,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 156

Jody and George are NOT taking a coffee break on…

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Child’s play

Today’s lesson comes in the form of child’s play. History…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 155

Jody and George go Beyond Thunderdome and talk trash about…

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What if we gave healthcare workers a tax pass?

I have an idea. Brace yourself, it’s a bit radical,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 154

Jody and George go from Covid, to climate change and…

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Your highness

Do you recall first hearing the term “king tide?” Sounds…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 153

Jody and George celebrate a new year and a new…

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The Barge’s Tale

The Barge. If you love it, that’s fine with me….

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You may be done. But COVID is not.

Recently, I spoke to a woman named Sandra, from New…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 152

Jody and George take you back for a year in…

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Check your news, and check it twice

There was a time when fake news was funny. Think…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 151

Jody and George talk about city budgets. One that is…

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Jersey Foul

Changes behind the bench and at the helm of the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 150

Jody and George give kudos to Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun,…

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Deck the halls with Shirley Temples

The first of December. For many Canadians, today marks the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 149

Jody and George focus on the floods and why governments…

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Caught between Park Place and Boardwalk

I scanned yesterday’s Speech From the Throne, looking through the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 148

Jody and George focus, of course, on the devastating floods…

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When ‘leaving early’ isn’t enough

We left early. We had snow tires. We had a…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 147

Jody and George focus on Remembrance Day and what things…

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Remember all our heroes

Today’s Middle is going to make some people uncomfortable, but…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 146

Jody and George run the gamut from Kevin Bacon to…

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Never-ending triage

M*A*S*H. I record and watch it when looking for comfort….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 145

Jody and George send their best wishes to Premier Horgan…

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Why I’m worried about waning

I must share my truth, even though it embarrasses me:…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 144

Jody and George talk about freedom of information and why…

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Notes from Tk’emlups te Secwepemc

Words escape me. The last few days listening to the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 143

Jody and George celebrate not only a certain person’s birthday…

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Lights, camera, reaction

There was a time when we didn’t lock our front…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 142

Jody and George go for a ride with the taxpayers…

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T-minus 36

With the rather abrupt end of summer and a soggy…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 141

Jody and George count how many political parties have now…

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One small step

My first-ever job in media was to cruise around town…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 140

Jody and George get into the $600 million election and…

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Lessons from La Belle Province

Last night I landed back at YVR after a whirlwind…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 139

Down to the wire in the federal election! Jody and…

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Something’s gotta give

A difficult memory popped up on my phone this week….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 138

Jody and George talk personal change, then onto the federal…

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When you assume…

“You should never assume. Because when you assume it makes…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 137

Jody and George jump in! The federal election continues to…

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Cameras optional

Lights, camera, let’s meet! Twenty months into COVID life adjustments,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 136

Jody and George crisscross the country as they discuss the…

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Standing tall, speaking out

Today’s Middle could be the plot of a superhero blockbuster…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 135

Jody and George go all federal and pump their biceps…

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Staying after class – for a very good reason

Six months ago, I joined the many British Columbians with…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 134

Jody and George put their bets on September 20th federal…

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Jody Vance: Time to go all in on AC

Is BC ready for our next test? A test to…

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The fourth option

“911 – Police, Fire or Ambulance?” The E-Comms answer to…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 133

Jody and George ask what kind of spin will it…

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Call your shot

Watching The Pandemic of the Unvaccinated unfold in other countries…

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UnSpun With Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 132

This week, Jody and George talk about borders opening…wait, are…

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Cloverdale Rodeo allegations a huge disappointment

Oh Cloverdale Rodeo, I thought I knew you. As a…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 131

Jody and George focus on coyote attacks in Stanley Park;…

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(Wo)man’s best friend

This week’s Middle has gone to the dogs. If you…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 130

This week, Jody and George speculate on MP Jody Wilson-Raybould’s…

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‘Is there a volcano over there?’

“Is there a volcano over there?” As we crested the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 129

Jody and George look at the latest polls in Vancouver…

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Lacking local leadership

Let’s just state the obvious: the City of Vancouver failed…

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UnSpun With Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 128

Jody and George drive straight into the latest divisive issue…

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Of loss, and angels among us

With so many stories associated with negative outcomes at long-term…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 127

Jody and George optimistically chart the numbers on re-opening BC,…

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Class of 2021, we salute you

Very few life events have stuck in my memory banks…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 126

Jody and George get excited about the Covid19 numbers and…

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What kind of Canada do we want to be?

I know that, as a non-indigenous person, my words might…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 125

Jody and George are super stoked about the reopening plan…

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Holding pattern

Thank you for calling, this is Sandra, how can I…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 124

Jody and George first focus on Vancouver and ask whether…

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Informed consent

This week brought much-anticipated news: Canada’s official instruction now recommends…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 123

Jody and George continue their quest to understand the logic…

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Granville Street Blues

Fade in: Six teenagers, 15 to 16 years old, pile…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 122

Jody and George tackle gang crimes and whether or not…

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Time to crack one open

We’ve been told repeatedly that outside is the safest place…

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