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Daybreak North: live from Fort Nelson

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The CBC vehicle on the road near Fort Nelson.



Daybreak North host Robert Doane and reporter Betsy Trumpener hit the road this week. They made their way up to Fort Nelson, where they broadcast live from the Down to Earth Health Shop. Below are some of the segments from that show.

Welcome to Fort Nelson

In this clip, Carolina De Ryk speaks to Robert Doane about his trip so far. We also hear from Kym Gillett, owner of the Down to Earth Health Shop.

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Fort Nelson's new recreation centre

Two years ago, Fort Nelson's recreation centre collapsed under the weight of snow. Now, a new centre has opened in its place. Daybreak North host Robert Doane spoke with Danielle Morine, recreation program manager with the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, about how the project came to life.

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How to boom without busting

Fort Nelson may be in the middle of an oil and gas boom, but how do you make sure it doesn't go bust? Daybreak North host Robert Doane spoke to Fort Nelson mayor Bill Streeper about how he's working to ensure the community's long-term survival.

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Fiddler brings Metis background to his music

Eric Ashdown's life has been dedicated to two life-long passions. He spent more than 40 years in the oil and gas business. Now retired, he spends most of his days crafting music. Daybreak North host Robert Doane spoke to Ashdown in Fort Nelson.

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Fort Nelson's transient workers not spending money locally

While the natural gas industry is bringing plenty of work to Fort Nelson, it's not necessarily bringing new spending. The industry has many transient workers who don't part with their money in the community. David Milner is the president of the community's chamber of commerce. He spoke with Daybreak North host Robert Doane about his strategy to change that trend.

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Doctor shortage nothing new for Fort Nelson mothers

Fort Nelson may be booming, but it still faces the same challenges as many rural communities. That includes finding a doctor. Kate Everett-Hayner is ready to give birth to her third child. Due to ongoing doctor shortages, she has to do so in Kamloops.

 

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