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September 2012 Archives

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The Playlist: Cover Songs

October is a month of costumes, so our playlist is artists dressing up as other artists. We will be sharing the best covers of all time. If you have a suggestion call us at 1-866-340-1932, email daybreaknorth@cbc.ca or tweet @daybreaknorth.

  • Track 1: Jimi Hendrix covers Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower"
  • Track 2: At the suggestion of listener Luke Stent, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's take on the Hollywood classic "Over the Rainbow."
  • Track 3: Canadian chanteuse Feist tempers the hard rock of the Constantines for a tender take on the Bee Gees' "Islands in the Stream."
  • Track 4 is a request from listener Bill Smith of Dodge Cove, who says Annie Lennox's cover of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum reminds him what happens when he drinks too much.
  • Track 5 dovetails nicely with Track 1, with Stevie Ray Vaughn's instrumental cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing", as suggested by listener Terry Sawchuk.
  • Track 6 comes from listener Sue Hay in the Greater Metropolis of Toad River, whose favourite collection of covers is "In My Life" put together by Beatles producer George Martin. Of the many surprising and interesting covers of Beatles songs, her favourite is Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin doing "Come Together."http://www.allmusic.com/album/in-my-life-mw0000037930
  • Track 7 is a U2 favorite of our Daybreak Producer.  "One" covered by the Cowboy Junkies.  "One" 
  • Track 8 comes from listener Robert Edge who wanted a high-octane jolt to wake him up, and got it with Jeff Healey's cover of Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown."
  • Track 9 is a popular playlist request. Kelly Ruston from Prince George says it is surprising we have not played the Barenaked Ladies' version of Bruce Cockburn's "Lovers in a Dangerous Time." 
  • Track 10 has a bit of a music lesson in it. Listener Tim Keenan suggested a cover of Del Shannon's "Runaway" by Bonnie Raitt. He adds: "The most amazing thing about it is the harmonica solo by the late Norton Buffalo, on which he uses 5 different diatonic harmonicas twice each within 33 seconds."

    When we mentioned not knowing much about harmonicas, he emailed again, saying, "The diatonic harmonica is the basic 20-hole harmonica that almost all blues players use. A diatonic harmonica only has notes belonging to the scale of the key stamped on the harmonica--so a "C" harmonica only has the notes belonging to the scale of C major. It is distinct from a chromatic harmonica, which has a slide permitting the player to play a complete chromatic scale (all the notes, including the sharps and flats)."

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  • Track 11 is one we knew would be coming from day one: Nirvana's cover of "The Man Who Sold The World" by David Bowie.
  • Track 12 comes to us from another CBC program via a listener. Carla Moffat heard Chilliwack musician Bria Skonberg cover "Lovefool" by the Cardigans and figured it was a perfect fit. We agree.
  • Track 13 comes from listener Christo Homes' time spent in a basement in the late 1960s: Vanilla Fudge's cover of the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On."
  • For track 14, we figured we'd let you know that we already have a ton of requests for a certain famous cover of a Leonard Cohen song. But before we get to that, Mark Broad requested another Cohen cover- Don Henley taking on "Everybody Knows."
  • Track 15 comes from Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata. As a fan of genre-hopping covers, he likes punk group the Slits cover of Marvin Gaye's "Heard It Through the Grapevine."
  • Track 16 is from listener Nancy Lilienweiss, who says that Paul Simon was a big fan of Aretha Franklin's cover of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
  • For track 17, listener Laura Leli suggests we get bouncing with Jimmy Buffet's take on the Grateful Deads' "Uncle John's Band.
  • Track 18 is another Leonard Cohen cover- Paul Wodchyc suggests Madeleine Peyroux's cover of Cohen's "Dance Me To The End Of Love."
  • Track 19 comes from Lori Woodworth, or rather her teenage son. It's Johnny Cash taking on "Hurt", originally by Nine Inch Nails.
  • Track 20 landed on Hallowe'en, so Mandi Schwarz's pick is appropriate "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)", a Eurythmics tune made scarier by Marylin Manson.
  • From track 21, Kim Menounos writes suggested the Tragically Hip song "Courage" as performed by Sarah Polley.
  • And track 22 is another great Canadian cover suggested by Penny Goodacre: Smithers' very own Alex Cuba with a Spanish version of the Blue Rodeo song "Bad Timing," translated to "Arrepentido."

  • For Track 23 we went to the Dixie Chicks and their take on Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide."
  • On Track 24, listener Michael Slark suggested the Talking Heads doing Al Green's "Take Me To The River."






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Veteran support group leader on former soldier shot by RCMP: "That could have been me two years ago"

Greg Matters is a veteran of the Bosnian war who was killed by RCMP near Prince George earlier this month. His family say he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and are asking for donations to "Wounded Warriors" in lieu of flowers. Wayne Johnston is the founder and a retired soldier, we reached him in Ontario.

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Geeks time travel to Barkerville



What happens when Dr. Who, Captain Kirk, and Luke Skywalker go to Gold Rush-era Barkerville? We find out this weekend as "Geeks After Dark," a Vancouver-based organization takes over the historic town for a lesson in time travel. We called up their time-traveling bus to find out more.

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Former students at Burns Lake Roman Catholic school accuse John Furlong of mistreatment

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CBC News has confirmed that John Furlong was in Burns Lake, B.C., as early as 1969. (CBC)
John Furlong has a sterling reputation in B.C. He's the Irish immigrant who delivered a spectacular Winter Games to Vancouver and was honoured with the Order of Canada. But allegations about Furlong have raised questions about his early life in Canada. CBC has spoken to at least eight people who say Furlong physically and verbally abused them as students at a Burns Lake school where he taught. The allegations date back to Furlong's first arrival in Canada in 1969 when he came to Burns Lake as a missionary of the Frontier Apostles. John Furlong has denied all allegations of abuse and he's promised to take legal action to defend his reputation. CBC National Reporter Duncan McCue has been working on this story. He spoke with Leisha Grebinski.

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Vanished: Lost men and missing boys of northern B.C.

There has been a lot of focus on the missing women of northern British Columbia, but it can be a dangerous place for men, as well. In this special series, Daybreak takes a look at some men who have vanished into B.C.'s north. You can stream or download the full series, or listen to individual segments below.



The numbers of missing men

In this introduction, associate producer Wil Fundal provides some statistics on the missing.

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The search for "Smurf"

Over six weeks ago, Alvin Clayton, Jr., known as "Smurf" to friends and family, vanished while swimming with friends in Terrace. Now his father holds a careful vigil over the water, hoping for closure.

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Missing 24-year-old's family feasts for hope

Maxwell Brown, Jr. was visiting friends in the small island community of Klemtu on the north coast last spring when he disappeared between houses. This weekend, his family held a feast to thank those who have helped in the research, and to renew hope they might find Maxwell.

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"He sounded scared and that was the last time I heard from him": The search for Tyler Fetterly

Tyler Fetterly went missing from downtown Prince George in October 2011. His mother describes him as friendly and helpful, but RCMP say he is "known" and "higher risk." But while his criminal past could have played a role in his disappearance, they simply don't have enough information to figure out what happened. For all intents and purposes, he simply vanished.

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American filmmaker disappears in search of the Spirit Bear

Warren Sills was a documentary in search of the elusive Spirit Bear in B.C.'s north when he suddenly disappeared. George Baker brings us his story.

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Between school and home, teen boy disappears

Five years ago, Luke Degerness left his Prince George Secondary high school and was not seen again. As Daybreak's Robert Doane tells us, the search for him still continues.

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Missing child haunts former RCMP officer

A decade ago, young Joseph Foster vanished from the Salmon River. It's a case that still haunts former RCMP officer Gary Godwin.

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The Current: B.C. Mayors Panel on Northern Gateway Pipeline

Douglas Channel, the western terminus for proposed Northern Gateway Project, is in Kitimat, B.C. (Darryl Dyck/CP)
Douglas Channel, the western terminus for proposed Northern Gateway Project, is in Kitimat, B.C. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

The Current hosted two northern B.C. mayors in a discussion over the Northern Gateway pipeline project. Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach and Dawson Creek mayor Mike Bernier went head-to-head on the risks and benefits of the project. You can hear that full interview at cbc.ca/thecurrent.

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Making it easier to die in small-town B.C.

Palliative care is provided to make things easier for people in the final stages of their life. But not everyone has equal access: in small, rural communities access to palliative care is limited to non-existent. Galinina Durant is the mayor of Stewart, and she wants to change that.


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From the CBC Archives: Cold Cases From the Highway of Tears

The linking of a U.S. convict to a B.C. murder cold case has rekindled interest in other murder cold cases. In 2006, CBC Digital Archives put together a website highlighting Canadian cold cases.

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Baby bears, injured moose take refuge with German immigrants in Smithers

If you find an injured moose or abandoned bear cub in northern B.C., you might call up Angelika and Peter Langen. Once zookeepers in Germany, they've now devoted their life to running the Northern Lights Wildlife Society rescue organization in Smithers. They do it as volunteers and were quickly running out of cash- but then a supporter came up with a way to get money, and the whole operation is getting a makeover. Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski visited the Langen's to find out more.

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You can learn more about the Northern Lights Wildlife Society on their website at wildlifeshelter.com.

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CBC journalist uses fiction to deal with stories of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

The stories of murdered aboriginal women is grabbing headlines across Canada and Anishnabe author Waubgeshig Rice knows the story well. He is a CBC journalist who has covered many stories of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. He is currently penning a fictional book that reflects a story close to home. Waub Rice is on his way to Prince George to read at the Weaving Words Celebration, but he joined Daybreak first.


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"I've known about this for several weeks": Journalist investigated links between jailed Oregon man and B.C. highway death

Later today (September 25), RCMP will hold a press conference linking deceased American convict Bobby Jack Fowler to the death of a B.C. teen in 1974. Lori Tobias is a reporter in Oregon where Fowler was responsible for other deaths. She told Daybreak about Fowler's case.

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Vanderhoof man fights grizzly bear, wins

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Conrad Boyes is recovering at home from a broken jaw and hand and arm injuries after he was attacked by a grizzly bear. (Submitted by Paul Alberts)

Conrad Boyes was hunting near Fort Nelson earlier this month when he was confronted by a grizzly bear. The next thing he knew, he was on the ground wrestling with the bear. He told Betsy Trumpener his story.

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UNBC research shows Arctic could be ice-free within fifty years

New research from a UNBC graduate student shows that the arctic ice cap is melting faster than originally though. Lyssa Maurer joined Daybreak to explain why the Arctic could be ice-free in just a few decades.

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New Research Creating Ripples

Making waves.  New research found evidence of large landslides and tsunamis in the Douglas Channel.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with the CBC's Marissa Harvey has more on the latest research.


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A Horrific Slaying, A Murderer Captured

Hiding in the coalfields of Tumbler Ridge.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has more on how a murderer was captured after a horrific slaying three decades ago.  And a warning, the following piece may be disturbing to some listeners.


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Rich house, poor house

The housing market in B-C's northwest is heating up. But its not Vancouver quite yet. Meanwhile, the loss of the Alaska Hotel in Dawson Creek is forcing 9 adults to find new homes for the destitute.

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The sound of... death metal

Tsimshian War and Death Metal band Gybaaw play their last gig in Prince George this weekend. Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener gets a ear opening experience she won't soon forget.

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UNBC professor on residential schools: "I don't actually think we can move forward"

At midnight on September 19, survivors of residential schools in Canada will no longer be able to apply for financial compensation through a federal program.

Sarah de Leeuw is an assistant professor at UNBC who was has worked with and helped many residential school survivors in the north. She is worried that the deadline and other aspects of this process are designed to compartmentalize the pain of the past.


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Prince George core review ideas: reduce firefighters, sell Civic Centre

Prince George's city council is trying to figure out how to save money. They've paid the third-party KPMG to lead the process, and on Monday KPMG presented a full list of ideas. Among it's high priority ideas is transferring the Four Seasons swimming pool to a third party operator, and having the Civic Centre change hands, but it's a recommendation to reduce firefighting staff that has unions worried about public safety. CBC reporter Marissa Harvey explains.

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If Burns Lake mill rebuilds, other communities could lose out: MLA

After eight months and much heart-break and anxiety, Burns Lake got a message of hope yesterday. Hampton Affiliates CEO Steve Zika announced the company's intention to rebuild the mill, destroyed in an explosion earlier this year. A final decision won't be made until December. That's because the company wants the province to guarantee enough timber will be available to operate the mill.

Cariboo North Independent MLA Bob Simpson doesn't think this approach to the timber supply challenge will work. He tweeted yesterday, these decision delays are a "death by a thousand cuts" for Burns Lake. Simpson joined us by phone from Quesnel.

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Prince George mother furious after teen daughter gets tattoo without parental consent

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A Prince George mother is furious after her 15-year-old daughter got this tattoo without parental consent. (CBC)
A CBC News hidden camera investigation reveals some B.C. tattoo parlours are inking teenagers without parental consent -- despite a recommendation from the province that minors should obtain the permission of a parent. Our story begins in Prince George:

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Is Chilliwack too urban to represent northern B.C.?

Chilliwack may be considered one of B.C.'s main agricultural communities, but for Al Richmond, it's just too urban. Richmond is the chair of the Cariboo Regional District, and he's leading the fight to prevent parts of northern B.C. from being split up into new electoral boundaries that would see 100 Mile House voting for the same MP as Chilliwack.

Here is a copy of Richmond's letter to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia.

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Cariboo Regional District Electoral Boundaries Letter

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Compensating pain

Thousands of First Nation elders are going through the tough task of recounting the horrors of their time in residential schools. But if they want to be compensated financially, the federal government wants them to do go line-by-line by this Wednesday.
The process for many can be haunting and painful.
Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Indian Residential School Survivor Society executive director Joseph Norris.

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The matter of Greg Matters

Greg Matters is a Bosnian War veteran shot by Prince George RCMP last week. His family says he was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder before his deadly confrontation with police. Betsy Trumpener speaks with PTSD specialist Diane McIntosh.

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Mining Opponent Tries to Influence Investors

Taseko's net-worth has become the new battleground in the debate over its proposed New Prosperty Mine.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has more.


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Employees Disassemble Northern B.C. Pulp Mill

As another pulp mill in Northern B.C. shuts down, we head to Chetwynd where workers are tearing down their workplace one piece at a time.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has more.


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Smithers Mayor Wants Northern B.C. Transit Network

Hitchhiking is still a major public safety problem in northern B.C. Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks to one mayor who wants a public transit system between communities.

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First Nations Call for Ban on Trophy Bear Hunt

The battle between ecotourism and guide outfitting.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski has more on why the Coastal First Nations wants a ban on trophy bear hunts and why the association representing BC guide outfitters don't agree.


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CBC's Marissa Harvey Reports on Prince George, B.C. Shooting

A shot is fired and a man is dead after a lengthy stand-off with the RCMP.  Now, civilian investigators are looking at why.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with CBC Reporter Marissa Harvey.

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UNBC Studies Hitchhiking After RCMP Request


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There is little information about the habits of people who hitchhike.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with a professor from the University of Northern B.C. who is trying to find out more.

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Developers 'ga-ga' Over Northwest B.C. Mall

New hope for mallrats in the Northwest. Shopping centres are getting a facelift. Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski finds out what's behind the revival from Associate Producer George Baker.


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Defunct Business Now a Profitable Plant


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We'll hear a Bella Bella, B.C. success story: from "belly up" to a busy business!  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Julie Edwards of  N'usi Seafood.


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The Playlist: Introduction to Classical Music

For September, we're going to class on classical music.We're tapping expert opinions for a starter set of symphonies, sonatas and more to get newcomers into classical music. If you have a suggestion, call us at 1-866-340-1932 or email daybreaknorth@cbc.ca.

  • Track One is a favourite of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra's musical director Kevin Zaresky. He introduces the opera Carmen as the blockbuster movie of its day, akin to Avatar or the Avengers. His choice of song "Chanson du Toreador" is a machismo piece of music that thrilled audiences... and continues to do so today.
  • Track 2 come's from CBC Music's Robert Rowat.  A new production of Wagner's famed opera, the "Ring Cycle" recently aired on PBS.  Rowat recommends this piece because of its scale alone and considers it the most important work in the operatic repertoire.
  • Track 3 "Symphony Number 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven (as heard on Daybreak performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Radio Bavaria).
  • Track 4 comes to Daybreak as a request by local astronomy guy, Maurice Sluka.  His choice is "La Paloma" sung by Italian Tenor Beniamino Gigli.  It was written by Spanish composer Sebastian Iradier following a trip to Cuba in 1861.
  • Track 5 is known for its explosive finale.  It's well known across many genres, having been used in countless movie soundtracks.  The Year of 1812 composed by Tchaikovski.
  • Track 6 has been interpreted as a romantic love song.  To others though, it sounds more like a funeral march... or a march into madness.  Daybreak listener Doug Wilson adds to our Playlist with one of Beethoven's greatest, "Moonlight Sonata".  It was performed on Daybreak by Canadian artist, Stewart Gooding.
  • Track 7 came at the suggestion of listener Clive Keen, who wrote: "Listeners might enjoy Vaugh Williams' song Linden Lea, surely one of the most beautiful songs ever written. An amusing note is that this simple 3-minute song earned Vaughn Williams more than most of his full-scale symphonies."
  • Track 8 is another listener request, this one from Liz Jones who enjoys driving through the wilderness of northern British Columbia while listening to the second movement of Mozart's "Clarinet Concerto in A Major."
  • Track 9 is at the request of listener Dee Klawsen, who suggests the beautiful "Claire de Lune" by the French composer Claude Debussy and named after the poem by Paul Verlaine. We played a version by Alain Lefebvre.
  • Track 10 came to us via a challenge from Prince George listener Stephan Wagner, who wanted us to move out of the European classics to other parts of the world. So we played one of the most famous classical Chinese compositions, "High Mountain and Flowing Water," thought to be written by the ancient guqin master Boya. We played the version by the more recent guqin master Guan Pinghu.
  • Track 11 is a suggestion from listener Lawrie Fawcett who wanted to hear some violin, and thinks "Salut D'amour", composed by Edward Elgar and played by child prodigy Sarah Chang was the best way to get it.
  • Track 12 comes via  listener Jan Riegl who suggests Gustav Holst's "Jupiter, Bringer of Jolity" from the "The Planets" suite would be a good way to brighten everyone's mood. We played the piece as performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
  • Track 13 is a shoutout to all the "band geeks" past and present at Duchess Park Secondary School from alumni Emma Bailey. Here song choice is "Unfolding Sky" by Canadian composer Marjan Mozetik, who you can find at cbcmusic.ca.
  • Track 14 goes to our own in-house classical music fan Marissa Harvey, who recalls many hours practicing the French horn, in particular on Mozart's Concerto No. 3 in E Major for horn.
  • Track 15 is our final track, but we will revisit this playlist. So for unfinished business, we chose "Unfinished Symphony" by Franz Schubert to close the list for now.

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Neater than sitting a wheelchair: Summerland, B.C. man on skydiving



Marty Newstead returns to Vanderhoof, B.C. to reunite with his good friend Barry Cyr of SkyDiveBC, to jump out of an airplane thanks to a joint Northern B.C. and Alberta design.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener introduces the story produced by Wil Fundal.


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Independent Investigations Office Opens

B.C.'s newest independent investigations office is now officially open.  We speak with a mother who's been looking forward to this day for quite some time. Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has more.


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A seismic shift in perception towards fracking

For years people in the north have wondered how the natural gas industry's hydraulic fracturing -- fracking -- is effecting the land they live on. Wonder no more. A new B.C. government report points out it is having a major impact, causing unprecedented seismic activity in the Horn River Basin. Daybreak's Robert Doane has been tracking this story since Day 1. He speaks with host Betsy Trumpener.

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Reforming recycling in BC

The BC government plans to make major changes to the way we recycle in BC. Environment Minister Terry Lake explains what's in store to Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener.

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Parched in the Peace

Dawson Creek is bone dry. It's main water source is shriveling up. And there is little rain in the forecast. Town leaders have now raised water restrictions to their highest levels for both industry and residents. Mayor Mike Bernier explains what's next.

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Pops in the park

The Prince George Symphony and Orchestra is holding a blockbuster event to kick off its PGSO season. PGSO music director Kevin Zakreksy tells Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener all about it.

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Pops in the park

The Prince George Symphony and Orchestra is holding a blockbuster event to kick off its PGSO season. PGSO music director Kevin Zakreksy tells Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener all about it.

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CBC Daybreak North live at UNBC Podcast

On September 5, UNBC students started another school year and CBC Daybreak North was there. Host Betsy Trumpener broadcast live from the Prince George campus, speaking with UNBC president George Iwama, students, and researchers. Meanwhile in Prince Rupert Leisha Grebinski checked in with UNBC's first writer-in-residence, an alumni who's now an inspiration to his community, and much more. Listen to highlights from the show below.

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Losing the plot

Widow Lynn Wall has a problem. Tumbler Ridge's graveyard is full. That means she can't bury her husband in town. Leisha Grebinski speaks with Tumbler Ridge Chief Administrative Officer Barry Elliott.

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A text book lesson

   There is a new book garnering a lot of attention in the Bulkley Valley this school year. Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener tells you all about it.

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