British Columbia

The Great Canadian Tour

British Columbia

A cross-country adventure exploring the sights, sounds, and stories that make Canada interesting and unique.

In this episode, join host Glen McInnis as he visits the province of British Columbia.

Glen looks ahead to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the preparations and protests that are going along with it. Glen speaks with Sam Sullivan (Mayor of Vancouver), Derek Corrigan (Mayor of Burnaby), David Eby (Pivot Legal Society), and Donna Wilson (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC)).

Glen travels 700 km northeast of Vancouver to Tumbler Ridge to re-trace the tracks of dinosaurs and look at how they have revived a town’s economy. Glen speaks with Mike Caisley (Mayor of Tumbler Ridge), Richard McCrea (Dinosaur Discovery Gallery), and Lisa Buckley (paleontologist).

Glen then heads to Kamloops, B.C., where we look at how the pine beetle epidemic is taking its toll in the province and how the city of Kamloops is surviving the outbreak. Glen speaks with Dr. Allan Carroll (Canadian Forestry Service), Kelly Johnston (section leader, Natural Resources, City of Kamloops), and Greg Zeeban (parks manager, City of Kamloops).


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Glen McInnis

Born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Glen is a proud Cape Bretoner. His distinctive personality and informal approach bring a fresh perspective to political news. Since joining CPAC in 2000, Glen has hosted Outburst, the Great Canadian Tour and reported on the Hill. Before joining CPAC, Glen worked with CBC Radio in Sydney, NS, and occasionally appeared as guest host for Breakfast Television on ATV in Halifax. He has also worked for Calgary’s A-Channel where he was a producer for The Big Breakfast, as well as a news writer. Glen is also an avid musician, and can often be found playing his prized Rickenbacker bass around Ottawa in his spare time.