June 6, 2014 6:35 pm

Coming up on the Global BC Weekend Morning News…

Saturday

Our Small Town feature is Granisle.

It’s the perfect weekend for a picnic in many parts of the province. Saturday Chef Michael Kaisaris from Re-Up BBQ is whipping up some Southern Comfort food, making his fried chicken and biscuits recipe. It will definitely be a dish to keep in mind for Father’s day next weekend.

More car rental companies are taking a cue from hotels, adding new fees to customers’ bills. From raising the cost of adding an extra driver, to tacking-on energy surcharges, Travel Consultant Claire Newell explains the many ways consumers are being affected. For those looking to getaway, she also has some deals to Las Vegas and Europe.

As Chief Play Officer, Alex Thorne has the tough task of testing for Toys R Us. In our final hour, the 12 year old toy guru returns to show us his top picks for Summer 2014. He has a selection of toys for kids of all ages, appealing to both outdoor and indoor play.

No need to hang a bird feeder to bring hummingbirds to your garden; attract the tiny birds the natural way, with flowers. GardenWorks expert Peter Fitzmaurice explains which blooms are favoured by hummingbirds and why.

Sunday

Our Small Town feature is Langara Island.

In Pop Goes the Week with Dana Gee, we’ll chat about Disney and Lego bending to pressure and including certain toys targeting young girls to their product lines. Plus we’ll show you video of a fantastic grad prank, pulled off by Grade 12 students in California.

Father’s Day is just a week away and we have lots of gift ideas for dad. Coming up at 8:40am, cooking expert Caren McSherry from Gourmet Warehouse shares some gadgets for fathers who love to be in the kitchen or behind the grill. And for dads who prefer to kick back and crack a cold one or pour a glass from their favourite bottle, Legacy Liquor Store Brand Manager Darryl Lamb is back with several gift suggestions.

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