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Daybreak North with Carolina de Ryk

Every morning on Daybreak we champion and challenge the north with memorable interviews and original journalism that connect our listeners from Quesnel to Fort Nelson to Haida Gwaii to the Robson Valley, and all points in-between.

  • 08:04
    North Pacific Right Whales are a rare sight in Canadian waters: so rare, in fact, only three have been seen in the last fifty years. But earlier this month, the crew of a coast guard vessell caught a glimpse of one off the coast of Haida Gwaii. Carolina de Ryk speaks with whale researcher John Ford about the importance of the sighting.
    Jun 19, 2018
  • 07:16
    Liping Yip didn't set out to write a book when she started researching her in-law's family tree. But after years of work--she released her book "From Wah Lee to Chew Keen," tracing the family's journey from China to Quesnel during the Cariboo Gold Rush. She speaks to Carolina de Ryk.
    Jun 14, 2018
  • 13:45
    Members of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation are voting on whether to accept or reject a treaty with the governments of Canada and B.C. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Rick Krehbiel, one of the lead negotiators for the Lheidli T'enneh, about why he thinks it's a good deal, and former Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief and current consultant David Luggi about why he believes it falls short.
    Jun 14, 2018
  • 06:21
    In the novel "Glory," a man-eating lake tests the character of newcomers to Fort St. James, B.C. It's a work of fiction, but it's rooted in author Gillian Wigmore's real-life impressions of the community, and ian extension of her desire to make the places of northern B.C. characters in her writing. She speaks with CBC's Sarah Penton.
    Jun 14, 2018
  • 02:06:36
    The sport of axe-throwing; The race for city council kicks off in Prince George; the World Cup begins; downtown Prince George church reaches out to neighbours; U.S.-born Tsimshian woman fighting to stay in her First Nation's traditional territory in Canada; Smithers man wakes up to find bear in his living room; the case for and against voting in favour of the Lheidli T'enneh treaty; remembering Stephen Reid; how Liping Yip's interest in her in-law's history in Quesnel turned her into an accidental award-winning author.
    Jun 14, 2018
  • 12:56
    Dr. Mique'l Dangeli wants to stay in her nation's traditional territory in northern B.C. The problem is she was born in Tsimshian on the Alaskan side. She speaks to the CBC's Carolina de Ryk.
    Jun 14, 2018
  • 04:07
    The Grateful Dead are releasing a box set of performances from their time touring the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s, and they've tapped North Coast artist Roy Henry Vickers to package it the style of traditional bentwood boxes. Vickers speask with the CBC's George Baker.
    Jun 13, 2018
  • 02:06:36
    Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt on the disproportionate number of Indigenous children in care; Dawson Creek council unanimously supports Rotary Club's call to re-open Rotary Lake after drowning; Khalil Akhtar on changing beer bottles; understnading Rural-Urban proportional representation; celebrating Filipino Independence Day in Prince George; softwood lumber dispute in the time of Trump; North Coast First Nations demanding complete closure of Skeena salmon fishery this summer; Lheidli T'enneh band member Tamara Seymour on preparing for this weekend's treaty vote; North Coast artist Roy Henry Vickers designing bentwood box for Grateful Dead package release; Haida Gwaii's frog boom; what's at stake in this weekend's Lheidli T'enneh First Nation treaty ratification vote.
    Jun 13, 2018
  • 05:32
    The number of frogs on Haida Gwaii seems to be increasing rapidly. National Geographic research grant recipient Roseanna Gamlen-Greene wants to find out why.
    Jun 13, 2018
  • 09:09
    Over the next week, members of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation will be voting on a treaty deal with the governments of B.C. and Canada. It's a second chance for the deal, which was first rejected in 2007. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata explains the history of the deal, and what's at stake for the future.
    Jun 13, 2018
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