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June 2013 Archives

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Children of residential school survivors have their own story to tell

 

 

 

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Marlene Stevens calls it the 'Ripple Effect': the pain of residential schools living on through the children and grandchildren of school survivors. Daybreak's George Baker bring us her story.

 

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Ocean fertilization study calls in to question the science behind it

Almost a year after the Haida experiment, ocean fertilization is still struggling to find an acceptance amongst academics around the world.

 

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Georgia Institute of Technology earth sciences professor Ellery Ingall travelled to Antartica to study how ocean fertilization works. His work questions if it actually does at all. (photo courtesy of the George Institute of Technology)

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Thousands appear for Jehovah Witness convention in Prince George

Thousands of Jehovah Witnesses are heading home this morning after a weekend in Prince George. They were in town for a convention -- which is quite common for Jehavoahs at this time of year. Daybreak's Adrian Mrdeza has more.

 

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Enbridge:

Final argument hearings for Northern Gateway wrapping up

 

 

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Today, Enbridge makes one last pitch to the Joint Review Panel to approve its Northern gateway pipeline project. But a former Enbridge executive says it doesn't matter at all what JRP thinks about the project. Roger Harris says its about how locals feel.

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Rats will die on Haida Gwaii

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This captured rat on Haida Gwaii might be luckier than most others which are being poisoned. (Laura Wein/Parks Canada)

The days of rats ruling the roost in Gwaii Haanas could be coming to a close. Parks Canada rangers will be poisoning the long-tailed menace in an effort to save the ancient murrelet -- endemic to the archipelago. 

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Prince George man is trapped in Alberta's flooding

Bill Owen is a vice-provost of student engagement at the University of Northern British Columbia. He is also stuck in the middle of Alberta's worst flooding in years, among those trapped in Banff. He speaks with Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata.


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Right whale spotted for first time in 60 years off coast of Haida Gwaii

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A biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada saw this rare North Pacific right whale fishing for zooplankton off the coast of Haida Gwaii in May. (Photo courtesy Department of Fisheries and Oceans)

For the first time in 60 years, scientists have spotted the endangered North Pacific Right Whale off the west coast of Haida Gwaii. Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with one of the discoverers, John Ford. 

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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has shared a video of the right whale.

Read more about the whale at cbc.ca/bc.



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ATV drivers are causing havoc in Dawson Creek

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Just outside of Dawson Creek is Bear Mountain. Long a popular hiking space, it's also home to cattle ranchers and, more recently, oil and gas activity, and a series of windmills. Industry has opened the space up to new users and that's causing problem.

 

 

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Canadian democracy rights group wants municipal watchdog for Northern BC towns

Democracy Watch Canada is calling on provincial governments across to create ethics commissioners for municipal governments. It's all in light of ethical crises plaguing city halls across the nation. Andrew Kurjata speaks with Tyler Sommers.

 

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Access to popular street in Terrace cut off

Terrace's Frank St was used heavily by transport and industrial vehicles looking to avoid retail and tourism traffic along Highway 16. But Transport Canada closed access down after a near miss incident with a train. The decision is upsetting many.

 

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Frank Street crossing in Terrace is now blocked.


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Prince George First Nation opposes plans for Idle No More demonstrations on traditional territory

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A portion of the original Facebook page for "Sovereignty Summer" in Prince George above, and the Llheidi T'eneh Nation press release below (@akurjata/Twitter)


Idle No More had plans to run a campaign called "Sovereignty Summer" in Prince George, on the traditional land of the Llheidi T'eneh First Nation. But Llheidi T'eneh chief and council oppose the plans. Andrew Kurjata speaks to Idle No More organizer Steven Kakinoosit.

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Is the ultimate destiny for the Enbridge Northern Gateway hearings violent conflict?

 

 

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Northern Gateway opponents aren't budging on their positon that the double-pipeline project should not be approved. The federal review for the project wraps up final arguments next week in Terrace. (George Baker/CBC)

Daybreak's George Baker brings us up to date with the latest from the Enbridge Northern Gateway joint review hearings -- where some project opponents say they fear where the politics behind the project is heading.

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Traditional First Nations technology used for a more accurate fish count near Bella Bella

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A view of the fish weir constructed on the Koeye River. Photo credit Grant Callegari and the Hakai Beach Institute.

A newly constructed wooden gate is stretched across a river near Bella Bella. "Weirs" have been used for thousands of years to catch fish. Now, William Housty of the QQS Society tells Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata how it's being used for scientific purposes.

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For more photos of the fish weir, visit the Hakai Beach Institute blog.

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Musical improv on winter clothing in Prince George

On June 15 and 16, the Exploration Place in Prince George hosted the Casse-TĂȘte Experimental Music Festival. To kick things off, a group of people took to the stage decked out in winter clothes, which they then used as instruments. Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata was there, and captured some of the sounds. 

 

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Before Site C flood, Royal B.C. Museum collects bugs of the Peace River Valley

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If the Site C dam is built in the Peace region, it will flood not just farmland and homes, but countless bugs. This has attracted the attention of the Royal B.C. Museum's Entomology Collection Manager, Claudia Copley. She speaks with Betsy Trumpener.

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The Site C project in northeastern B.C. would be the third hydro dam on the Peace River. (BC Hydro)

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Prince George dancers take their first plies of the season

 

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Betsy Trumpener is dropping in on Dance Your Hart Out dance recital for a good reason: It's that time of year when beautiful ballerinas and tiny toe tappers and hard working hip hoppers prepare to perform for their proud parents.

 

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National museum is sending the Nishga Girl back

 

 

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The Nishga Girl used to be a centrepiece in Canada Hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. But curators there are giving it back to B.C. as it rebrands itself. (photo courtesy of the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is under heat for pulling a historic North Coast boat from its collection. The Nishga Girl is being returned to B.C. Betsy Trumpener speaks with the curator who acquired the boat for the museum, George McDonald.

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Natural Gas and the impact on B.C.'s future

 

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Digital rendition of proposed BG Group project for Prince Rupert.

Ten natural gas terminals are proposed in B.C. It's a guessing game as to how many will be built, and the environmental impact. Betsy Trumpener speaks with natural gas development minister Rich Coleman and Ian Bruce of the David Suzuki Foundation.

 

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Fort George Park is recognizing its Lheidli T'enneh history

This year marks the 100th anniversary Lheidli T'enneh removal from the land, Fort George Park calls home. The Exploration Place is hosting an exhibit ahead of The 37th Annual BC Elders Gathering in Prince George. Bob Campbell gives us a tour.

 

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The Playlist:

Grad songs

You've spent 12 years in school. You might be off to university, or maybe you're headed off to a work camp. Either way, life is about to change.  Here are the songs that marked one final moment as a child.  It's our Graduation songs playlist.

 

Track one: Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver.

Track Two: The Long and Winding Road by the Beatles.

 

Track Three: Infinitesimal by Mother Mother

Track Four: Four Strong Winds by Ian and Sylvia

Track Five: Everybody's Free to Wear Wunscreen by Baz Luhrmann


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Petronas is making a $16 billion bet on B.C.'s natural gas future

 

 

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Malaysian national oil company Petronas says it expects to spend up to $16 billion to build a liquefied natural gas export facility in western Canada. (Issei Kato/Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

Malaysian petroleum heavyweight Petronas says it will spend $16 billion on two Prince Rupert-area natural gas terminals. It is the largest spending announcement yet for the natural gas rush to the BC coast. Betsy Trumpener speaks with Clagary Herald columnist Deborah Yedlin about the proposed spending.

We also hear from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ben Parfitt about what this might mean to the Peace Region's water supply.

 

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Able-bodied kids in Prince George are playing wheelchair baseketball

 

 

 

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Able-bodied players push themselves to near exhaustion playing wheel chair basketball at Sacred Heart School in Prince George. (photo: Adrian Mrdeza/CBC)

 

 

 

 

 

A gym full of grade 4's and 5's tried wheelchair basketball for the first time. At Sacred Heart school in Prince George, able-bodied kids wheeled, spinned and alley-ooped, down the court. Daybreak's Adrian Mrdeza was courtside.

 

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Beware the pitch: banned traveling salesman back in northern B.C.

 
A traveling salesman, once banned from selling in B.C. for 5 years, is back in business-- and back in trouble with regulators. In 2005 Lloyd Schell, Jr. was banned from selling in British Columbia for five years after selling overprice vacuums to seniors. Now he's back, selling potentially bogus water filtration to seniors in Quesnel. CBC's Eric Rankin has the story: 
 
 
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How Nelson Mandela shaped northern B.C.

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Nelson Mandela (Schalk van Zuydam/Associated Press)

"If it's not this time in hospital, it's sometime in the not-to-distant future. I think many South Africans are just getting ready to let him go graciously and peacefully." So says Dr. Charles Helm of the news that former South African president Nelson Mandela is once again in hospital. Helm lives in the northeastern B.C. community of Tumbler Ridge now, but he is from South Africa originally. He left after deciding he didn't want to contribute to take part in the apartheid system of the 1980s. Today, Helm is grateful to Mandela for the positive influence he's had on the country and the world. He spoke with CBC's Betsy Trumpener.

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Fort. John property owner helping protect Dane-zaa burial gound in his yard

 

 

 

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Calvin Langerud lives near Fort St. John. On a massive stretch of property...he bought from his father. Langerud is now helping to protect what lies below - the remains of Dane-zaa people who were buried close to a hundred years ago.

 

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Sandspit residents won't drink the town's tap water

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People in Sandspit won't drink the town's tap water if they can help it. The water sanitation operator is warning that there are possible dangerous levels of chemicals in the system. Bob Prudhomme speaks with Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata.

 

 


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Fish are being trucked hundreds of kilometers to lakes in Northeast BC

 

 

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Fishing season is well under way. But fishermen might be surprised to learn what's dangling from their hook. the Fresh Waters Fishery Society of BC is stocking hundreds of lakes in the province. Daybreak reporter Marissa Harvey brings us this story.

 

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Peru's violent protests against resource development contrasts similar debates in Northern BC

 

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A miner looks at the bodies of fellow miners who were killed during clashes with police while protesting in Arequipa, Peru, on Sunday. (Heiner Aparicio,Peru21/Associated Press)

There are distinct differences between opposition to resource development here in Northern BC than in Peru. Outrage is mostly vocal here. Down there, it can get violent. Author Arno Kopecky is covering the resource conflict in Peru. He speaks with Betsy.

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Terrace woman donates prom dresses for girls in need

 

 

 

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High school students are primping their hair, fixing their bow ties and calling up the limo service. It's prom season. And it can be an expensive time for some. Not everyone can afford to go. That's where Terrace's Darlene Reid steps in.

 

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Kitwanaga reserve is overun by stray animals

 

 

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An aggresive spay and neuter program is now underway to deal with stray animals near Kitwanga. The "Rez Q" program aims to spay and neuter more than 120 stray dogs and cats. Valerie Morgan is leading the Rez Q program.

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Nine year-old helps clean up Prince George's VLA neighbourhood

A nine year-old Prince George resident is cleaning up the city's toughest neighbourhood. Raia Patrick-Prince started a group called the "Eco-Guardians" and their mission is the keep the VLA clean. Daybreak's Adrian Mrdeza brings us this story.

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Venzuela's El Sistema moving to Prince George

Back in April, we brought you a story about a trio of young South American musicians. They were a part of the highly successful Venezuelan orchestral program called, El Sistema. Now that group is moving to B.C.'s northern capital.

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Prince George author writes about the hippies of Francoise Lake

Prince George therapist Rob Ziegler is writing about the history of hill hippies in Francoise Lake. Betsy Trumpener reaches far out with the writer to bring us this story.

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Smithers wild life shelter to release 30 bears

It is one of the largest bear rehab releases in the shelters history. The Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is set to release 30 bears. Shelter manager Angelika Langen explains what it all sounds like to Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener.


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Enbridge:

Terry Lake answers questions on Enbridge project

Earlier, we spoke with the chair of the Northern Gateway Alliance, Colin Kinsley.  He was reacting to the BC Liberal Government's announcement that it would say no to Enbridge's project. 

So, is it no or just not right now?  We're asking a senior B-C Liberal MLA about why the province is saying no to Enbridge.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Terry Lake.

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Is Tumbler Ridge, B.C. ready to keep miners healthy?

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Tumbler Ridge, B.C. (Photo Credit: travelguidebook.com)

Industry is healthy in Tumbler Ridge, B.C.  But how ready is the mining town for medical emergencies?  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with long time family physician Dr. Charles Helm.

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Reaction to news of Enbridge's major roadblock

British Columbia just says no.  The re-elected Liberals say they are opposed to the Northern Gateway project as is.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with the chair of the Northern Gateway Alliance Colin Kinsley.

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For more, visit B.C. officially opposes Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline