Andrew Kurjata


Andrew Kurjata is a radio producer and digital journalist in northern British Columbia, situated in the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh in Prince George. Email: | Twitter: @akurjata | Secure PGP:

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Woman's work? Early childhood educator worries sexism plays a role in low wages for care providers in B.C.

Early childhood educators in B.C. are disappointed the province's push for universal child-care isn't coming with a pay increase for those doing the work — and at least one worries sexism plays a role.

Indigenous musicians hope joint concert opens door to tough conversations

Songs from three artists tackle colonization, the Highway of Tears and coyotes hungry for chow mein.

First Nations leadership 'icon' Justa Monk dead at 75

First Nations in north-central B.C. are mourning a longtime leader and advocate for Indigenous rights in the province.

Impact of fracking on water, air and land in B.C. to be reviewed by scientific panel

A team of scientists will review the impact hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — has on water and air safety in B.C., as well as the industry's connection to earthquakes.

Prince Rupert council blames big companies for draining coastal B.C. fishing profits

The city of Prince Rupert says large fishing companies — many of them foreign-owned — are draining B.C.'s coastal communities of fishing profits. It's calling on Ottawa to harmonize rules regulating the industry across Canada.

Q&A: Why B.C.'s tech sector must embrace reconciliation

The First Nations Technology Council is travelling the province to identify opportunities and barriers in the tech industry

No groceries, no rooms, few complaints: economic boom returns to northeastern B.C. community

A combination of pipeline projects and coal mining have added an influx of workers into Chetwynd, a small community in northeastern British Columbia.

Eggceptional B.C. hen named Bell is laying eggs inside other eggs

The process known as counter-prestalsis contraction results in a regular egg being embedded inside a second, oversized one.

'If you don't step up, sit down': open letter criticizes undergrads for not running for student council

An outgoing member of UNBC's student government in Prince George, B.C., is frustrated after the latest round of undergrad elections saw every position filled by acclamation or, in some cases, not filled at all.

Blame Canada's history for low rates of cancer screening among Indigenous women, doctor says

A B.C. doctor says the colonial history of Canada's health care system is preventing Indigenous women from being screened and treated for cervical cancer, and hopes the solution to the problem can be found in health care experiments in Eastern Africa.

B.C.'s beauty inspires Mark Perry's 11th album, Right Here

Even though he's won Junos and Latin Grammys, Alex Cuba doesn't believe he is the most popular musician in his adopted hometown of Smithers, B.C. That honour, Cuba says, belongs to Mark Perry.

Tell us what you love about your northern B.C. library to bring Canada Reads 2018 books to your community

CBC Daybreak North and Canada Reads want residents of northern British Columbia to share stories of what they love about their local libraries.

If you can write a song about destroying daisies, this local government wants you in a recording studio

The Peace River Regional District in B.C.'s northeast is turning to local musicians to help raise awareness about why daisies must die.

Special prosecutor appointed in case of former B.C. mayor charged with sexual assault of minors

More details have been revealed about the RCMP investigation into the former mayor of Burns Lake, B.C., who is charged with sexually assaulting minors while in office.

Burns Lake residents in shock: 'Nobody knows what to say, nobody knows what to think'

Burns Lake RCMP have said they believe there could be more sexual assault victims after former mayor Luke Strimbold was charged last week with 24 sex-related crimes, some of which involve minors.