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September 2013 Archives

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Salmon enhancement researchers defend themselves on Haida Gwaii

 

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It's been a year since a controversial ocean experiment off the coast of Haida Gwaii made international headlines. Now, those researchers are defending their research to the public in question and answer meetings. We speak with Jason McNamee.

 

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Story Exchange: Angelique, you bet your life!

 

 

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You may have met a few celebrities in your lifetime But this next story will be tough to beat. What do you do when Bill Cosby comes' a callin? Find out on the Story Exchange with this true tale from Prince George's Angelique Levac.

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Search effort for two mushroom pickers from Terrace called off

 

 

 

 

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After seven days, a search for two Terrace mushroom pickers is officially off. Terrace Search and Rescue manager Dave Jephson explains what happened on the search for Michael Sabo and Ike Murray.

 

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Child and youth suicide in B.C.: no easy answers

 

 

 

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Suicide is the second highest cause of preventable death in B.C. for people under the age of 18. But our guest, Marlene Swift of North Coast Vicitim Services, says there are no easy solutions. She speaks with Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata.

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A medal for a Prince George war hero

 

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The federal government is formally honouring the military service of Greg Matters. Greg Matters suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He was shot and killed by police during an incident at his home. Shaam Semere brings us this report.

 

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Everybody in Barkerville is ready for the 'Geekend'

 

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Barkerville: B.C.'s first frontier. This is an unusual weekend in the Central Interior. Our host's mission: to explore this fun 'geekend' with Fairlith Harvey, who is captaining the expedition- to the deep space of B.C. history (with apologies to Star Trek.)

 

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Memorial Cross presented to Greg Matters' family

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Warrant Officer Ryan Seguin presents Greg Matters' sister & mother with Memorial Cross medal (Photo Credit: CBC/Marissa Harvey)

A Coroner's inquest into the R.C.M.P. shooting death of Greg Matters begins in October.  But before then, his best friend and fellow soldier presents the Memorial Cross to Matters' family.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener introduces a piece by reporter Marissa Harvey.

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And for more, visit: Greg Matters family gets Memorial Cross in slain vet's honour

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Taking more risk than we ought to be: Forest watchdog

The chair of B.C.'s Forest Practices Board says the village of McBride failed in its management of the local community forest.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Al Gorley about his recent report.

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And for more on this story, visit: Management of McBride community Forest concerns board and MCFC accepts FPB Audit Results.

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The policeman vs the professor

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Sarah de Leeuw & Gary Godwin in our studios in Prince George, B.C. (Photo Credit: CBC/Andrew Kurjata)

Daybreak's Joint Review Panel of the airwaves takes on truth and reconciliation, oil by rail, and banning fruit trees on behalf of bears.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with retired R.C.M.P. Constable Gary Godwin, and U.N.B.C. professor Sarah de Leeuw. 

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Unexpected downpour leads to near death experience

Life or death, and a river runs through it.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata introduces our latest edition of The Story Exchange.  It's about a Prince Rupert woman's near death experience.

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Are sexism & racism part of campus life?

Controversial university frosh chants continue to dominate headlines.  And our next guest isn't surprised by the news.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with Gloria George.  She works at the First Nations Centre at the University of Northern B.C.

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Enbridge begins prep work for Northern Gateway



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Scientists with Enbridge will soon begin taking soil and water samples at creeks, rivers and forests.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with company spokesperson Ivan Giesbrecht for more.

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Living with autism in Prince George

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Offering a helping hand to others.  Corey Walker knows about autism first hand.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with the coordinator for the Prince George branch of the Autism Society of B.C.

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Thousands of songbirds killed by LNG flare

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A large number of red-eyed vireos were among the estimated 7,500 migrating songbirds killed by the flare at Canaport LNG. (Photo Credit: Migration Research Foundation)

More than 7,000 songbirds is being blamed on an liquified natural gas terminal in New Brunswick.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Don McAlpine, the research curator of zoology at the New Brunswick Museum.

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For more, visit 7,500 songbirds killed at Canaport gas plant.


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New restaurant features sassy servers

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Raine Gould manages Bite Me in Prince George, B.C. (Photo Credit: CBC/Wil Fundal)

Want a little lip with that lunch?  Prince George will soon be open to sassy service at its finest!  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks to Raine Gould about what he requires his staff to 'bring it.' 

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NEW FEATURE: Daybreak's Joint Review Panel

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Daybreak hosts Andrew Kurjata & Betsy Trumpener with Joint Review Panelists Cathy Fortin & Will Cadell (Photo Credit: CBC/Wil Fundal)

Every week on Daybreak, we'll host our own Joint Review Panel.  To kick off our new feature, Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Will Cadell and Cathy Fortin.  Here's their take on a few issues, including food allergies in schools, and why the Wood Innovation and Design Centre isn't being built entirely in the north.

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Getting rid of rats on Gwaii Haanas

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Rats on Gwaii Haanas (Photo Credit: Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve)

Rats are meeting their end on Haida Gwaii.  An expanded eradication effort is now underway.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Laurie Wein, project manager at Gwaii Haanas National Part Reserve. 

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'Wood Innovation Centre' not being built in north



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Wood Innovation and Design Centre (Photo Credit: investnorthcentralbc.ca)

The announcement's been made.  The hole has been dug.  So, where is the Wood Innovation and Design Centre?  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with architect Michael Green.

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Prince George pastor not sold on Quebec's Charter

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Mark Wessner, a pastor at Westwood Church in Prince George, B.C. speaks with Betsy Trumpener (Photo Credit: CBC/Wil Fundal)

A ban on religious symbols.  The Quebec government thinks its proposed charter of values reflects an 'unbiased' public sector.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Mark Wessner, a pastor at Westwood Church in Prince George, B.C.

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For more, visit Mark Wessner's blog post:  Quebec Charter of Values: Freedom or Oppression?

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Back to work at Lax Kw'alaams fish plant

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Lax Kw'alaams Fish Plant in northern B.C. (Photo Credit: coastfunds.ca)

Working in the fishing industry is once again a reality in Port Simpson.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks to Norm Black, general manager of the Lax Kw'alaams Fish Plant. 

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Closure leaves Chilcotin family 'prisoners on their farm'

A family in the Chilcotin is battling with the Canadian Forces over a lonely stretch of road that connects them to the outside world.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Susanne Peter for more.

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Harper cabinet readies major B.C. pipelines push


A parade of cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats will head to British Columbia starting next week as part of a major push to mollify opponents of building oil pipelines to the West Coast, CBC News has learned.

The new initiative is in large part a response to a report from the prime minister's special pipelines representative in British Columbia. Douglas Eyford told Harper last month that negotiations with First Nations -- especially on Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway -- are a mess.

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PG to have fewer parks, mega-playgrounds instead?

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Duchess Park in Prince George, B.C. (Photo Credit: CBC/Andrew Kurjata)

The playground at Duchess Park in Prince George, B.C. is packed with smiling faces.  Could this lead to more mega-playgrounds in the city?  City Councillor Cameron Stolz thinks so.  He speaks with Daybreak's Shaam Semere.

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Paramedic crisis affects 60 B.C. communities

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Richard Vollo speaks with Daybreak host Betsy Trumpener (Photo Credit: CBC/Wil Fundal)

Richard Vollo wrote a white paper on the state of ambulance service levels in rural and northern B.C. in 2001.  More than a decade later, has anything changed?  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Vollo for more.

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Vancouver Canucks in Haida Gwaii

Over the past few day, the Vancouver Canucks have been entertaining fans in northwestern B.C. from Prince Rupert to Old Masset with appearances, autographs, and games of floor hockey. Here's how fans documented the experience:

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Protests in one of B.C.'s most picturesque areas

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Protests continue in the Klappan, near the site of a proposed coal mine.  Daybreak associate producer George Baker speaks with Andrew Kurjata for to explain why.

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Justice for people with FASD who commit crimes

Is Canada's justice system fair when it comes to people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder who commit crimes?  Our next guest doesn't think so.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Kent Roach, University of Toronto law professor.

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Century anniversary of forced move of northern First Nation

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Researcher Troy Lee in Daybreak North studios (Photo Credit: CBC/Andrew Kurjata)

It's been a hundred years since the Lheidli T'enneh was forced off its traditional territory.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks to a researcher who is trying to add a new layer to the story many people already know.  Here's his conversation with Troy Lee:

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Farmer & burger shop owner touched by Terrace legend

It was a northern B.C. connection, and a chance encounter that changed the fortunes of a Saskatchewan family.  Bob Erb, the Terrace man who gave away large portions of his $25-million dollar lottery winning, helped Clifford Martin Luthor.  This is our premier edition of The Story Exchange, introduced by Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata

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Human health should be first in assessing projects

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Canada and the province of B.C. are reviewing several industrial projects in the environmental assessment process.  But one researcher says human health should be first and foremost in those processes.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Janice Shandro, an expert in both medicine and mining engineering.

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How to cook a bear

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The great bear debate continues.  Some say the hunting of bears should be banned, while others say the laws should stay the same.  But here's another take.  For some northern British Columbians, bears are a staple of the winter diet.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with hunter Stuart Brown for more.

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Feds say $120 million for research no secret


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Douglas Channel, the proposed termination point for an oil pipeline in the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, is pictured in an aerial view in Kitimat, B.C. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

The Federal Green Party is accusing the federal government of using tax dollars to support the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.  But the feds say the oil spill-related research was no secret.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

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3D printing lands in Prince George

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Darren Ditto shows off his 3D printing successes (Photo Credit:   CBC/Adrian Mrdeza)

Is it the next big thing?  Forget about two dimensions... it's all about three dimensions at Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, B.C.  Daybreak's Adrian Mrdez has more.

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Emergence of Haida impacts French immersion

Is there room for three?  Educators on Haida Gwaii think so.  They're wrestling to make sure Haida, English, and French have a place in the classroom.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with Associate Producer George Baker for more.

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How to make the perfect sandwich

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The days of ham and cheese are over.  Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with JC Felicella, head of culinary team Canada, about how to make the perfect sandwich! 

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Paramedics making house calls, could it work in BC?

Community paramedics in New Brunswick call it a walk-in clinic that comes to you.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Chris Hood, president of Paramedics Association of Canada. 

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Courtroom war over former pulpmill site settled

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Watson Island (Photo Credit: Invest NorthWest BC)

It was once Prince Rupert, B.C.'s main economic driver.  Now, the courtroom battle over Watson Island is now over.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Herb Pond, the former mayor.

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