Starting today, Daybreak North is launching a new series. "Cornering Gas" takes an in-depth look at the shale gas industry and how it's affecting northeastern B.C. and beyond. Daybreak North co-host Robert Doane and CBC news reporter Betsy Trumpener hit the road to meet the people and places at the centre of the controversial industry.Introduction:
To kick things off, Betsy and Robert sat down with Carolina De Ryk for an overview of what they saw and a preview of what's coming up.
Cleaning up, overall:
The gas boom of the northeast is creating a business boom for Gerald Wagger. Robert spoke to him in Dawson Creek.
Gerald Wagger runs Cinta Cleaning and Delivery Service.No room at the inn... or the hotel, or the motel, or...
The oil and gas industry is also good for the hospitality business. But it's not so good if you're trying to find a room anywhere in the Peace.
Dawn Wilton is manager at the Aurora Park Inn and Suites in Dawson Creek.
MLA predicts population will triple
Pat Pimm is the MLA for the North Peace. He predicts the industry boom could see Fort Nelson tripling in size.
[photo: The Daybreak North vehicle in Fort Nelson. Credit Betsy Trumpener]