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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 116

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more.

Jody and George talk about all the poo-pooing of a new public toilet in Vancouver; get real about the finances and the cost of building affordable housing; discuss a move to have permit approvals sped up; and Jody has a new kindred spirit in former Green Party leader, Andrew Weaver.


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Jody Vance is a born and raised Vancouverite who’s spent 30 years in both local and national media. The first woman in the history of Canadian TV to host her own sports show in primetime, since 2011 she’s been working in both TV and radio covering news and current affairs.

George Affleck is a former Vancouver City Councillor, retiring in 2018 after seven years and two election wins. He has also owned his marketing agency, Curve Communications, since 2000 and works with a variety of clients in the private and non-profit sector. George can also be seen writing columns for Vancouver is Awesome, and a guest host on CKNW. A published author, a former CBC journalist and comedy writer, George is also an avid traveler, having lived in Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Taiwan, and Israel.

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  • Did he jump or did he push? Last week's UnSpun delved into the departure of former Vancouver planner Gil Kelley.
  • Andrew Weaver may have left politics, but still finds his way into the headlines.
  • Back in 2019, Ada Slivinski spoke up for those who check and clean washrooms - for whom encountering overdose victims has become a sad part of the job.