For the Record

"For the Record" is a segment on Evolution 107.9 that deep dives into any topic of a reporter's choice. FTR airs live at 1:15 pm and 7pm on weekdays.

I spoke with Lori Marino, President of the Whale Sanctuary Project, talking about the recent passing of Bill S-203, which bans the captivity of whales and dolphins in Canada.

This means that aquariums like Vancouver Aquarium and MarineLand could see massive changes soon. Marino leads the first organization focused on creating seaside sanctuaries in North America for orcas and beluga whales who are being retired from entertainment facilities.

I spoke with Jacques Martiquet, the man behind Vancouver’s Party4Health, an organization that promotes sober partying through public dance parties.

His parties have taken him to Montreal, Toronto, Seattle, Amsterdam, and Puerto Rico. He’s here to talk about how to be high on life without being under the influence.

As a former medic, Martiquet has seen the effects of drugs and alcohol, especially at raves. He plans to spread his new norm by hosting sober parties around the world in an upcoming tour.

I spoke with a student activist whose petition against food waste was recognized by the federal government.

Justin Kulik is here to talk about the movement he’s started, how it came to be, and what he wants grocery stores across Canada to do differently.

The 17-year-old has collected 173,000 signatures (as of October 23, 2018) and is looking to spread the word about his initiative. Kulik is breaking barriers, proving that change is possible for citizens of all ages.

I spoke with the newly elected Mayor of Port Coquitlam, Brad West.

He won in a landslide victory with 86% of the popular vote. He’s the youngest mayor in the history of Port Coquitlam and the second youngest mayor in the Metro Vancouver area at 33.

I asked him about foreign investment, mobility pricing and what issue he’s planning to tackle first as elected Mayor.

I spoke with Eline de Rooij, Associate Professor of Political Science at SFU, talking about the upcoming electoral reform vote in BC.

Hot off the heels of the municipal election, we turn to an issue that affects how voters are represented. At the beginning of the week, the referendum ballots have begun showing up at doorsteps across the province.

de Rooij is here to make it easier to understand what exactly British Columbians are voting for.