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July 2011 Archives

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Interviews:

Iqaluit Cool vs Prince Rupert Rain

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Mother nature hasn't exactly shown her "bright" side to the people of northern British Columbia this year. But would you believe the weather north of us is a whole lot better? CBC Iqaluit host Abraham Tagalik joined Robert Doane for tips on how to deal with a cool summer.

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Talisman Energy gets 20-year water license for Williston Resevoir

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The B.C. government has quietly approved a long term water permit so Talisman Energy can frack for gas. For the next 20 years, the company can pipe water from the Williston Reservoir to its shale gas wells near Hudson's Hope. This license doubles the amount of water Talisman has been trucking out already.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives researcher Ben Parfitt has been watching this closely, and he joined Daybreak host Robert Doane to tell him about his concerns.

Please note: in the week leading up to this interview, the CBC repeatedly asked for an interview with the provincial minister responsible for water permits. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson repeatedly replied he was not available for an interview.

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Property Scandal: The Reality of Realty

A potential boom has gone bust in the Prince Rupert housing market. An apartment block has become the focus of a law suit in B-C. Roosevelt Apartments in Prince Rupert was lauded by a realty investment guru as a sure thing. But hundred of thousands of dollars in renovations later, the people who bought in want out. The same story applies to realty investors who bought into Crestwood Estates in Williams Lake. Now the buyers are threatening a class-action law suit against the man who convinced them to buy. For more on the story, we've reached Ethan Baron. He's a columnist with The Province and he joins Carolina with the story.

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Slithering Snakes

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Sebastian slithers on hand (Eric Poeppel/Submitted Photo)


We've all lost things. Car keys, contact lenses, spare change. But one thing you probably don't want to lose is your pet snake. But one thing you probably don't want to lose is your pet snake. Especially since you never know where it mind end up. Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata brings us this next story.

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Specific Claims Sparks Controversy

Are there changing winds in the relationship between First Nations and the Federal Government? Some Aboriginal leaders believe so. Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk speaks with Grand Chief Stewart Philip about why.

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Moth Madness in Prince George

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A child catches moths at Prince George civic plaza. (Betsy Trumpener/CBC)

Moth man cometh! Daybreak's Robert Doane creeps into a Prince George problem of miniature measurements. He speaks with Staffan Lindgren, a professor and entomologist from the University of Northern BC in Prince George.

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Rainy Ice Cream

A cold dose of reality. Daybreak's Robert Doane introduces Wil Fundal to find out where have all the ice cream eaters gone.

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S.A.D. in the Summer?

You may have heard of SAD during the winter, but what about Summer SAD? Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk speaks with Joti Samra, a registered psychologist, about the affects of the dark days of late.

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