We look at 2023’s news stories, including an Alberta election, changing BC political landscapes, and multiple crises like healthcare, housing and affordability getting worse. We also go over our favourite pictures, quotes, words and episodes of the year.

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Duration: 54:51
Hosts: Shane and Patrick

  • Alberta Story of the Year
  • BC Story of the Year
  • Most Important Story
  • Firing Line of the Year
  • Local Story of the Year
  • Story We Didn’t Get to Cover
  • Fake News Story of the Year
  • Worst Government Expense of the Year
  • Funniest Story
  • Newsmaker of the Year
  • Word of the Year
  • Favourite Western Context Episode
  • Favourite Western Context Show Title
  • Quote of the Year
  • Picture of the Year
December 31st 2023 — Words of the Week: , — Filed Under:

The Trudeau government contracts with McKinsey until 2100, Freeland tries to maintain competitiveness with the US, and millions were spent on unused quarantine hotels. Also, a Chinese aircraft drifting over North America shows gaps in our defences.

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“Government waste is always a problem, but waste of this magnitude when deficit spending needs to be reined in due to inflationary pressures shows that Trudeau doesn’t have the capacity or willingness to get things under control.” – Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner on Trudeau’s wasteful pandemic spending.

Duration: 54:01
Hosts: Shane and Patrick

February 5th 2023 — Word of the Week: — Filed Under: , , ,