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February 2013 Archives

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Changes to logging rules worry mill industry

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Timber Export Advisory Committee member resigns (Photo:   CBC/Stephen Smart)

Daybreak meets a Surrey sawmill owner who says changes to the raw log export rules are a warning to the rest of the province.  David Gray resigned from the Timber Export Advisory committee because he says the B.C. government is favouring log exports over B.C. jobs. Here's his conversation with Betsy Trumpener.

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And a long-time pulpmill worker in Mackenzie says proposed changes to the Forest Act could be disastrous for his community. Marissa Harvey reports.

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Bible and others held for ransom

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Jailed Bible in CBC Prince George bureau. (Photo: CBC/Wil Fundal)

The Hunger Games, Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone, and other books have been held up for ransom.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Erin Pfilger and Allan Wilson to find out how you can unlock these literary gems.

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South African fare in Prince George

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Serengeti South African Store (Photo:   CBC/Adrian Mrdeza)

Daybreak gets a crash course on South African cuisine from Serengeti Northern BC.  Betsy Trumpener introduces a piece produced by Adrian Mrdeza.

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How Justin Bieber can be yours

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Cardboard replica of Justin (Photo: CBC/Andrew Kurjata)

Justin Bieber may be dismissed by his critics as manufactured. But a manufactured version of him is catching some attention in Prince George.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Charmaine Kryzanowski for more.

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Run one, walk two in Prince Rupert

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Learning to run in rainy Prince Rupert. (Photo:   CBC/Leisha Grebinski)

There's 80 people in Prince Rupert who could run circles around you and me.  They're part of the run club.  And Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski tried to catch up.

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Safe harbour in City of Rainbows

As more container ships visit Prince Rupert, more sailers land on shore and look for a place to rest.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski introduces a piece produced by associate producer George Baker.

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Prince George RCMP vs roads

Fight crime or fix roads?  That's the multi-million dollar question.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with associate producer Andrew Kurjata for more.

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Songs soothing the hurting heart

We've all been through it.  No matter how anyone describes it -- turning a new page in your life, there's plenty of fish in the sea -- it still hurts.  So here on Daybreak, our playlist reflects songs that remind us of heartache, and ones that also uplift us.

Track ONE:    Nothing Compares to You

Track TWO:    I Never Really Loved You Anyway | The Corrs



Track THREE:    Sad Movies | Sue Thompson

Track FOUR:    Hurt | Johnny Cash



Track FIVE:    If I could Change My Mind | Rosewood's Diary



Track SIX:    Tango Shoes | Biff Naked


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LNG for you and me?

Northern B.C. is at the center of one of the world's largest new energy industries.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener finds out what people in Prince Rupert and Vancouver think about Liquified Natural Gas.

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So, what will all of this mean for northern British Columbia?  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with Roger Harris.

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Hazardous materials spill in Prince Rupert harbour

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Vacuum trucks skim residual oil from area between vandalized transformers and shoreline. (Photo Credit: Prince Rupert Port Authority/Michael Gurney)

Officials say vandals caused decommissioned electrical transformers to leak oil.  Some of the oil made its way to the harbour.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Michael Gurney from the Prince Rupert Port authority

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Amateur boxers drop head gear, throw uppercuts

Boxers in Prince George are taking off their head gear to entertain fans.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Wayne Sponagle about amateur boxing's brave new world.

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Quilting pioneer Kristin Miller in Prince Rupert

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A sample of Kristen Miller's work.
Kristin Miller started a quilting community on B.C.'s north coast. Her work has been showcased in museums and galleries from Hawaii to Texas to Nova Scotia. She spoke with Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski.

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Northern B.C. needs to say yes to resource development: Pundit

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Fazil Mihlar is an associate editor at the Vancouver Sun, but he says the future of B.C.'s economy is in the north-- if only people in the north and south would start saying "yes."

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How can northern B.C. get more doctors?

It's an ongoing question in northern and rural communities: how do we get more doctors? First, Adrian Mrdeza hits the streets of Prince George for some ideas. Then Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Northern Health Board chair Charles Jago.

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Religious Freedom a vital right: Ian Kluge

Whether you worship Jesus, Moses or Bahaullah, the office of religious freedom promises to promote your rights.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Ian Kluge about the new post and the implications of its mandate.

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No means no: Hudson's Hope resident

Would you build your dream home on proposed Site C land?  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with Carolyn Beam, a Hudson's Hope resident who did just that. 

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Change mandate of B.C. police watchdog: Justice for Girls

Last week, we heard from the head of the Independent Investigations Office.  Richard Rosenthall said his office would not investigate abuse and sexual assault allegations against the R.C.M.P. in northern B.C. made in a report by Human Rights Watch.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Aisa Czapska, a director with Justice for Girls, about that.

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Shirley Bond is B.C.'s solicitor and attorney general.  She speaks with Betsy about Justice for Girls' demands.

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No hotel rooms for sport fishermen

Thinking of heading to the North Coast for a fishing trip this summer?  You'd better plan early because space could be running out.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with Rodney Proskiw about why the early bird could get the worm.

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54 years and counting for All Native Basketball Tournament

Hoop dreams meet family support at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert, B.C.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski introduces a piece produced by George Baker.

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Love Songs Playlist

Our hearts, here at Daybreak, are bursting with feelings.  The playlist theme this week is about songs that remind you of love.  Here's our list:

Track ONE:   Up Where We Belong | Joe Crocker



Track TWO:   Live On My Mind | Bruce Cockburn

Track THREE:   Come Rain or Come Shine | David Francey



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Watchdog will not investigate abuse & sexual assault allegations against RCMP

We spoke with Human Rights Watch about its report earlier.  On Thursday, the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. met with the international organization.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener spoke with Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal.

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You can also see the full report:  "Those Who Take Us Away:  Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern B.C."

The full statement from the R.C.M.P. is also available:  RCMP Responds to Human Rights Watch Report.

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Love in the streets of Prince George

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As a truck driver doing long hauls from B.C. to Yukon, Darryl Smith has loved- and lost- more than once. But then an accident took him off the road and onto the streets. But as Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata found out, the loss of his job has given him one more chance at love.

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Dame drain writer now hitched

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"Amanda & Nick." (Photo Credit:   Lisa Ambus)

Northern B.C.'s dame drain is a real thing.  Daybreak's Wil Fundal speaks with Amanda Follett, who has stuck it out, and found a significant other; they've built a life together in Smithers.

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For more: The Dame Drain.

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Prince Rupert's battle of linen could head to court

The free speech battle in Prince Rupert continues at the school board.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Josh Paterson, the executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association.

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Disturbing allegations against RCMP in northern B.C.

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The Tachie reserve in northern B.C. © 2012 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch often makes headlines after uncovering abuses in places like Syria.  But now it's revealing abuses in Northern B.C.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Meghan Rhoad, the lead researcher of "Those Who Take Us Away:  Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern B.C."

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The RCMP says it takes the allegations seriously, but won't be able to address complaints if they aren't brought to police's attention.  Steve Lus has prepared this report.

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(Read more) The full response and a link to the Human Rights Watch report:
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Harsh words from Judge for B.C. ministry

Lloyd William Cook was arrested over the weekend.  The man was facing manslaughter charges.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with reporter Marissa Harvey for the latest.

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For more, visit:   Man who buried B.C. boy in shallow grave arrested


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Dream trip turned to streetside gunfight

This may not help Puerto Vallarta's travel image, but one Prince Rupert shares one of her unforgettale memories.  Daybreak's Betsy Trupmener speaks with Amy Lashek.

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For more travel related news, visit:

Acapulco gang rapists spared Mexican woman

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"The entire thing could have been done differently": report on tasered 11-year-old released

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is British Columbia's Representative for Children and Youth. She has written a scathing report on an 11-year-old boy who was tasered by RCMP in Prince George, finding he was consistently failed by the province's child welfare system. She spoke with Leisha Grebinski.
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You can read more on this story at cbc.ca/bc and read the full report below.

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Talking tough where the money matters

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Photo:   Financial author and broadcaster Gail Vaz-Oxlade (Credit:   Tanja-Tiziana Burdi)

Broke, bankrupt, or drowning in debt? You're in good company.  The financial guru, and host of the hit television show Til Debt Do Us Part is on her way to Prince George to speak.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener spoke to Gail Vaz-Oxlade for some tough love and sound financial advice.

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And in case you missed Leisha Grebinski's interview with Paul Bowles on Thursday, here's a link to Avoid payday loans: U.N.B.C. professor.

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South Hazelton resident? Boil your water

Tap water is usually clear, but not necessarily in South Hazelton, B.C.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with Shannon Hurst about why that's the case.

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Avoid payday loans: U.N.B.C. professor

One of Canada's biggest payday lender is under fire.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with UNBC's Paul Bowles about what protection is available for some of Canada's most financially vulnerable.

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For more, visit Ontario wants to revoke licence of payday cash stores.

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We want to be an oil pipeline terminal: New Brunswick

Forget an east to west pipeline from Alberta to B.C.  New Brunswick wants to ship oil from Alberta to foreign markets.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with N.B. energy minster Craig Leonard.

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For more, visit New Brunswick will not bankroll a pipeline proposal.

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Practicing speech and performing arts

How well do you know your Shakespeare? Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski introduces a piece produced by Adrian Mrdeza.

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Terry Lake takes front row seat at J.R.P.

B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake is in Prince Rupert as the Joint Review Panel hearings into the Northern Gateway Pipelines project continue.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with him about what he witnessed.

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Verdict ready, but not the accused

It's a high profile manslaughter case, with a low profile accused.  Daybreak's Wil Fundal speaks with reporter Marissa Harvey about why court isn't in session for Lloyd William Cook.

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For more, visit Prince George trial delayed by 'car troubles' of accused.

Here is Prince George R.C.M.P.'s news release about Lloyd William Cook's warrant.

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Tourist-paddlers clean up Tsunami debris

Ever considered spending your vacation cleaning up?  We have an itinerary involving Tsunami debris.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Jan Lockie.

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Uplift us on Daybreak: Playlist

We're playing songs that wipe away those winter worries, banish the blues, and turn torn hearts into happiness. We kicked off Track one with Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Somewhere Over the Rainbow rendition. Tell us what makes you marvelous during the winter months @daybreaknorth on Twitter and Facebook, or call us 1-866-340-1932.

Track ONE: Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
 


Track TWO: Lovely Day | Bill Withers

Track THREE:  A Million Dollars | Joel Plaskett

Track FOUR:   Fisherman's Blues | The Waterboys

Track FIVE:    Ciao Monday | Emm Gryner




Track SIX:   Ocean of Tears | Ruthie Foster

Track SEVEN:   Early One Morning/Ode to Joy Medley | Celtic Rathskallions.

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Canines kicking it with convicts in Prince George

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Photo:   A prisoner at P.G.R.C.C. helps take care of rescue dog, Bronx the pitbull.  CBC/Betsy Trumpener

Daybreak is doing hard time with a dog whisperer.  Betsy Trumpener visits the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre for more.

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The pros and cons of contributing to RRSP's

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From RRSP's, to RESP's, to TFSA's... all those acronyms can lead some people to think they're mumbo-jumbo.  Daybreak's Wil Fundal breaks it down with financial planner Sarah Holland.

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Out on the cottonwood ranch with tree growing

We head to the wide open range to plant trees.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Eric Kopetski, a geography student at the University of Northern B.C.

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We need to train aboriginal firefighters: First Nations Chief

Emergency fire protection services aren't available to every community in northern B.C.  But some people want to change that.  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski spoke with Terry Teegee after a fire destroyed a home on a First Nations reserve near Prince George.

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Trading in high school classes for Elvish lessons

You shall not pass!  Unless of course you get a good grade.  We learn about a new high school course in Prince George based on the Lord of the Rings.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Glen Thielmann, a teacher at D.P. Todd Secondary school.

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Glen Thielmann's Pitch: