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Hype or Hope: March 2013 Archives

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Daybreak SPECIAL | Live in Kitimat

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Some Daybreakers at Constant Cravings in Kitimat, B.C. (Photo Credit: CBC/George Baker)

Kitimat is set to boom... or is it?  Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski speaks with associate producer George Baker about the challenges of a growing community. 

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How to Kill Time at a Work Camp

Alcan modernization workers enter Kitimat looking for a good time.  Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener and Leisha Grebinski introduces a piece produced by associate producer George Baker.

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From Fiji to the North Coast

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Raymond Raj of the Kitimat Fijian Asociation set to talk with Daybreak's Leisha Grebinski (Photo Credit: CBC/George Baker)

Raymond Raj left Fiji, then Vancouver, to find a home on the shores of the Douglas Channel.  Leisha asks him why he's staying in Kitimat when so many other Fijians left.

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Kitamaat Village on LNG

Haisla people on the coast are partnering with the natural gas industry to make sure profits and jobs stay on these shores.  Leisha speaks with Ellis Ross, chief councillor of Kitamaat Village for more.

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Eden Robinson on LNG

Haisla author Eden Robinson makes her home in Kitamaat Village.  And she's cautious about the changes her community has been quick to embrace.  Betsy has her perspective.

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Coping with Demands of Boom

Escort services, increased substance abuse and hiked rental prices: welcome to the dark side of the boom. We'll hear how growth in small towns isn't all roses.  Leisha speaks with Margaret Warcup, executive director of Kitimat Child Development Centre.

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The Trickle Down Effect

We're talking about the rise of small business in Kitimat.  Leisha speaks with associate producer George Baker about how big business is making small business grow.

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Surviving the Bust

Town going bust?  Maybe try opening a spa.  Leisha speaks with Andrea de Sousa, owner of Vitality Massage and Spa.  De Sousa thrived in a time of economic doom.

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And a special thanks to associate producer George Baker for his work in producing this radio special.  As well, thank you to our technician John Henderson for his help.