Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more.
George and Jody literally bang their heads over the Vancouver Park Board’s backwards decision to create narrow zones for booze in parks; talk towers and zoning — the good and the bad; and do we take the masks on or put them on?
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Jody Vance is a born and raised Vancouverite who’s spent 30 years in both local and national media. The first woman in the history of Canadian TV to host her own sports show in primetime, since 2011 she’s been working in both TV and radio covering news and current affairs.
George Affleck is a former Vancouver City Councillor, retiring in 2018 after seven years and two election wins. He has also owned his marketing agency, Curve Communications, since 2000 and works with a variety of clients in the private and non-profit sector. George is also a published author, a former CBC journalist and comedy writer, and an avid traveler, having lived in Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Taiwan, and Israel.
Theme song: Piers Affleck
Produced at: www.curvecommunications.com
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- Jordan Bateman on the looming deadline that business and employees alike were sweating, but the NDP government seemed content to let them worry.
- Mayors and councillors of smaller centres face a unique dilemma, says Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom: don’t make enough in municipal government to live on, but often precluded from finding side work.