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January 2013 Archives

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Cost of being a northern transplant candidate

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Photo:   "Shane Dehod in Prince George Studio."  CBC/Andrew Kurjata

A northern B.C. heart transplant recipient is now also undergoing a financial recovery.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with Shane Dehod.

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If you'd like to help Shane, visit We Heart Shane for more details.

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Pat Pimm's position on Site C

We continue our discussion about Site C.  Earlier in the week, we heard from BC Hydro's David Conway about its environmental impacts statement.  We also spoke to Andrea Morrison with the Peace Valley Environment Association.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Pat Pimm, the Liberal M.L.A. for Peace River North.


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Charlotte Diamond in Prince George


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Four hugs a day, plus other lessons from Charlotte Diamond.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with the composer of 'I am a Pizza.'

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Prince George, B.C. Shows:
  • February 1, 2013 | École Lac des Bois
    • sjeans@sd57.bc.ca or 250-561-6800 ext 314 for tickets.

  • February 2, 2013 | École Lac des Bois at 8:30am & Vanier Hall at 4:00pm
    • cindy.maclachlan@pgymca or 250-563-2843 & Studio 2880 for tickets.



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Buick Creek bands together to bring down suspects

Two stolen trucks, two people wanted for robbery, and a village posse to take them down.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski has more.

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Note: At the time of this interview, charges were recommended, but not yet approved.

Visit Northern B.C. residents credited for tailing wanted couple for more.

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Residents react to Site C plans

We head to Fort St. John for reaction from environmentalists to BC Hydro's plan to mitigate the impacts of Site C.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has more.


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Smithers kid sponsored by Burton



He first hit the slopes when he was only six weeks old.  Now, eight year old Tosh is sponsored by Burton.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski has more.

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B.C. Hydro submits environmental impact statement

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Artist rendering of the proposed Site C Clean Energy Project (Photo:  BC Hydro)

BC Hydro took its next step with the proposed Site C project.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with the utility about where things are at right now.

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Rupert t-shirt controversy

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First it was Yertle the Turtle, now it's the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Prince Rupert teachers' t-shirts are causing controversy.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski has more.


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Munsch Mania: Prince George & Grassy Plains

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It was Munsch Mania on the weekend.  You'll first hear Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener introduce an event in Prince George.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski will then speak with a teacher and student from the Grassy Plains area.

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Your pitch in Prince George



From stylish baby bottles, to a limousine company in China.  We head outside the Dragon's Den to find out what the people of Northern B.C. are pitching.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski introduces a piece produced by Andrew Kurjata.

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Seniors share their souls via drumming

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(Seniors at Prince Rupert's Acropolis Manor gather every Wednesday for a drum circle. The circle makes for great exercise as many who live here don't get outside much during the harsh North Coast winters. Photo Credit:   CBC/George Baker)

A unique drum circle in Prince Rupert.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski introduces a piece produced by George Baker.

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Firefighter competes in crashed ice championship



Crashed Ice is a hybrid of speed skating and downhill skiing. Men decked out in hockey gear race down vertical drops of ice. Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski spoke with Adam Horst of Fort St. John, B.C. He's off to St. Paul, Minnesota for the World Crashed Ice Championship.


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Ex-con weighs in on Canada's crime capital

We have advice for Prince George from an ex convict with a lifetime of crime, drugs, and gangs.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has more.


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Federal cabinet minister returns to alma mater

He might just be University of Northern B.C.'s most powerful graduate.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with former Prince George talk show host, poli-sci graduate, and conservative cabinet minister James Moore.

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Seniors' club produces murder mystery

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Who-done-it!  The Prince George Seniors Club is holding a murder mystery.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski introduces a piece produced by Associate Producer Adrian Mrdeza.

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Grizzly mamas know best

An understanding of how grizzlies nurture skills in their young.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski has more.

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Sweatin' to Daybreak

It's time to start sweating off that winter weight. Daybreak aims to recharge your workout with our definitive workout playlist. With the help of CBC music, the Daybreak team and our listeners... we are helping refresh your gym playlist!!! Track #1: Tegan and Sarah "Feel it in my Bones" remix by DJ Tiesto Track #2: Yukon Blonde, "My Girl" Track #3: Hey Ocean, "Big Blue Wave" Track #4: "Caught in Between" by Mip Power Trio Track #5: Bruce Cockburn with "Listen for the Laugh" Track #6: Rural Alberta Advantage with "Stamp"

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North America's largest raven roost

Dawson Creek boasts a lot of things that some may call big.  Then throw in a mega-sized roost of ravens.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with Meredith Thornton for more.

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Controversial proposition in Kitimat

A Kitimat paster is leading his flock into battle against a proposed escort service in his community. Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with Don Read for more.

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Canada's 'most dangerous city' fights back

Prince George mayor Shari Green has a new plan to fight crime in her city.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks to her about it.


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Unearthed northern B.C. artifacts, thousands of years old



There's an amazing discovery at an ancient village site along the Skeena River.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with archaeologist Jenny Lewis.

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Burns Lake mill explosion one-year anniversary

 

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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Burns Lake mill explosion and fire that killed two and devastated the northern community. To mark the occassion, a collection of voices from the workers, first responders and community members affected by the tragedy.

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On Monday's program, we will bring you an update from Burns Lake.

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Guns don't kill, evil people do: gun advocate

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Photo at left:   LinkedIn/Sheldon Clare, National Firearms Association

Barack Obama shortens Uncle Sam's gun rack with new laws.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with a northern B.C. gun advocate for perspective. 

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Don't run before learning to walk: fracking expert

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As the train towards natural gas prosperity gains momentum in B.C., Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with an expert on fracking about why he thinks we should pull the breaks.

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No misery in Prince George, just your best 16 bars

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The much acclaimed musical and film Les Miserables is coming to a Prince George stage.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener auditions with the show producer:

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Canada Winter Games volunteer search begins


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Photo:   "Canada Winter Games House"  CBC/Adrian Mrdeza

Two years to go, but time sure does fly.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has more on the search for volunteers.

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Rotting old school finally comes down

The walls at a Prince Rupert school came tumbling down.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski introduces a piece produced by George Baker.

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Vanderhoof community reaction

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The small community of Vanderhoof, B.C is looking for answers after two deaths.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has more:


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Budding better barley

Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow.  But can UNBC research make them grow even better?  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with research assistant Serena Black for more.


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North Coast's LNG terminal scene gets crowded

Chevron, Shell, and Petronas are just some of the players involved in the North Coast.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with associate producer George Baker for some perspective.


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Shocking crime rocks Prince George neighbourhood

We get a sense of what some residents think about the recent negative headlines coming out of their neighbourhood.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with reporter Marissa Harvey for more:

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Emotional meeting on proposed rehab centre

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The contentious northern supportive recovery centre for women was the focus of a public meeting Thursday night.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with Marissa Harvey who was at the meeting.

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Idle No More perspective

We find out what's on the agenda for talks between First Nations leaders and the Prime Minister.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with Doug Cuthand, columnist with the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, documentary filmmaker, member and Trustee of the Little Pine First Nation.


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Port Edward school saved by the bell

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Photo:   "Port Edward, B.C. mayor Dave MacDonald stands in school gym."   CBC/George Baker

A new school gives village residents hope for the future in Port Edward.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski introduces a piece by George Baker.


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Daybreak shuffle stretches vocal chords

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Photo:  "White Spruce City Chorus"  CBC/Andrew Kurjata

We find out what it takes to be a barbershop chorus.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with the White Spruce City Chorus Membership.  But first, here's one of their tunes:

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Potential second wave for pine beetle


Look up, way up and you might see something disturbing.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Ken Raffa for more.

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For more on the CBC news story, visit Pine beetle infesting new B.C. tree species.

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The Playlist: Top Canadian Tracks of 2012

To start off 2013, we decided to look back at our favourite Canadian tunes of 2012. Here's what we came up with.

  • Twin sisters Tegan and Sara are back with "Closer"
  • News editor Wil Fundal's favourite the inescapable "Call Me Maybe" from Carly Rae Jepsen- not only is it catchy, but Wil worked on the same season of Canadian Idol that Jepsen was discovered
  • Associate producer Andrew Kurjata had "This Is A Not A Song" by Islands on repeat
  • Listener Paul Wodchyc nominates "Aida" by Jenn Grant
  • Host Leisha Grebinski's pick is Vancouver's Hey Ocean! and "Make A New Dance Up"
  • A listener request from Vanderhoof: Classified featuring David Myles and "Inner Ninja"
  • Associate Producer George Baker went with one of CBC Music's top songs of the year- and his favourite- the group Elliott Brood and "Hold You"


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Conservative MP Bob Zimmer on Idle No More: "A lot of it is hype"

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Prince George - Peace River MP Bob Zimmer has been discussing the #IdleNoMore movement on Twitter.

The Idle No More movement continues to voice discontent with the government in rallies and social media discussions across the country. Conservative MP Bob Zimmer represents Prince George - Peace River, and he believes the movement is "a lot of hype." He says a lot of those participating don't understand what the Conservative government is doing to help Aboriginal communities. He spoke with Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata.

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Building blocks at the lego library

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In The Club links up with lego today.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata introduces a piece produced by Wil Fundal.

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For more information, visit the Prince George Library Lego Club website.

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Peace Valley OSB says it needs M.D.I

The company that is petitioning the B.C. government to use methlyne diphenyl diiocyanate says it needs to use the potentially toxic resin.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with Peace Valley OSB General Manager Ian Coote.


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Dealing with P.T.S.D. after the Haida Gwaii earthquakes

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Photo at left:    Anne Dietrich, (annedietrich.ca/)


Two big quakes and 30,000 aftershocks in less than four months.  That's leaving people on Haida Gwaii feeling more than uneasy.  Daybreak's Leish Grebinski speaks with psychologist Anne Dietrich. 

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Company breaks 10-year-old promise: residents

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Peace Valley OSB wants to use the chemical NDI, and neighbours say the company is breaking a decade-old promise.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Sandra Cushway for more.


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30,000 aftershocks since October quake in Haida Gwaii

We ring in the New Year with another earthquake.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with Alison Bird who is an earthquake seismologist with the Geological Survey of Canada.


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B.C. regional chief reacts to hunger strike

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper is 'Idle No More' on the calls for a meeting with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski spoke with Jody Wilson-Raybould who is the B.C. Regional Chief with the Assembly of First Nations.

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Photo Credit:  BC Assembly of First Nations, "Jody Wilson-Raybould"

More information on Jody Wilson-Raybould (outside link).

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How to effectively tie a scarf: the Daybreak guide

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Over the winter break, Daybreak associate producer Andrew Kurjata realized he had a problem: he had no idea how to effectively tie a scarf so it would stay on his neck and out of the way. He then hit the streets of Prince George for scarf-tying tips, only to find out he wasn't alone in his dilemma. So he did some research and brought the results into studio to share with Leisha Grebinski. Listen to the results below.

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How to tie a Parisian knot (instructions courtesy of AskMen.com)

1. Take the scarf in both hands and fold it lengthwise
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2. Drape it around your neck
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3. Insert the loose ends through the loop hanging in front of you
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4. Pull it through
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Additional Resources:

Extended interview with Sachin Bhola, fashion editor for AskMen.com.
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How to Tie A Scarf | askmen.com

Scarf Knot Master List - 50+ ways to tie a scarf | scarves.net

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes



CBC scarves | CBC Shop

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Real Estate Skyrockets in the North


How much is your home worth?  It's likely more than last year, especially if you're in Kitimat.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski has the BC Assessment figures and has more on what this means for northern British Columbians.


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More News:   B.C's 10 most expensive homes

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Plan B Brewery Back to Plan A

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Since 2009, Plan B Brewery has been quenching the thirst for beer in the Bulkley Valley and Central Interior.  But that has now come to an end.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has the tale of what ales the Smithers' nano-brewery.  She speaks with owner Mark Gillis:


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The North's connection to the World's Smallest book

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You might have a new appreciation for the words 'short story.'  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Douglas and Robert Chaplin for more.


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Forget the winter, the summer will bring great weather!

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Will the winter grip continue or will mother nature send rays of warmth and sunshine?  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with Environment Canada's David Phillips for more.


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Photo:  David Phillips [yearofsciencebc.ca]