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CKNW to host special show dedicated to B.C.’s housing crisis

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980 CKNW is hosting a live special dedicated to examining B.C.’s housing crisis on Friday, June 28.

The four-hour long show, Gimme Shelter: A Real Estate Reality Check will take an in-depth look at the current state of affairs and the proposed strategies intended to assist those struggling the most.

From 2-6 p.m., host Lynda Steele will be joined in-studio for the duration of the show by four esteemed mayors, including:

  • Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of Vancouver
  • Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria
  • Mike Morden, Mayor of Maple Ridge
  • Jonathan Coté, Mayor of New Westminster
Clockwise from top left: Kennedy Stewart (Vancouver), Lisa Helps (Victoria), Mike Morden (Maple Ridge), Jonathan Cote (New Westminster).
Clockwise from top left: Kennedy Stewart (Vancouver), Lisa Helps (Victoria), Mike Morden (Maple Ridge), Jonathan Cote (New Westminster). 980 CKNW

Other mayors from all across the province will weigh in over the course of the show, along with special guests, including provincial and federal housing ministers.

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“The housing crisis continues to be a passionate talking point in British Columbia,” said John O’Dowd, Executive Producer, Global News 980 CKNW. “By bringing all levels of government together for this special show, we are creating a unique forum for listeners to hear from those who can create real change.”

The show will bring together mayors from various municipalities to provide our listeners with an unparalleled update on the critical work that must be done to address the housing crisis.

Tune in live on Friday, June 28 from 2-6pm.

The special will also be live streamed on CKNW Facebook with frequent updates on CKNW Twitter.