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Daybreak North

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.

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How should Canada handle North Korea?

What do President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury" against North Korea mean for Canada?

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Music and Indigenous youth

Meet Indigenous youth who are finding deeper meaning in music — and finding their voices along the way.

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Black motherhood

Emily Bernard gives the history of black motherhood in North America.

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Geddy Lee, Rush and Le Studio

Geddy Lee looks back at the many albums Rush recorded at the famous Le Studio, which recently burned down in a fire.

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Investigation launched after stroke discovered only after 4 hospital visits

Friends and family of a Hazelton, B.C. man are demanding answers about why it took four hospital visits and the help of advocates to finally get a stroke diagnosis for Chuck Gray. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with reporter Wil Fundal.

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Playlist: What is your favourite Song of the Summer?

From "The Locomotion" to "Despacito", certain tracks come to define the summer they were released. They get played at weddings and barbecues, and hearing them in later years instantly transport you back in time. Give us your picks at 1-866-340-1932.

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Economist in Australia says B.C. is lucky it missed the LNG boat

Jim Stanford is an Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University in Ontario, currently based out of Sydney, Australia and he says based on what he's seen in Australia, B.C. should count itself lucky it missed the LNG boat.

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With (less) smokey skies than the rest of B.C., tourism numbers up in Prince George

Early numbers indicate the number of people visiting Prince George is up this year, in part because of smokey skies to the south. Meanwhile in sunny Prince Rupert, some locals are missing the rain.

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Prince George photographer teaches the art of deliberate picture-taking

Bobbi Carpino speaks with CBC's Robert Doane about her 'Caputring Joy' project that helps smartphone photographers live in, and remember, the best moments of their lives.

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Indigenous women from B.C.'s north coast shoot onto national basketball stage

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Heiltsuk basketball player Vyna Brown ahead of the World Indigenous Basketball Tournament, and intern Francesca Biano meets 15-year-old Lax Kw'alaams player after winning silver at the North American Indigenous Games.

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Prince George residents speak about living with their parents

More and more Canadian adults are living with their parents. Daybreak's Jordan Tucker hits the streets of Prince George to find out how people feel about the trend.

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Wildfire volunteer database will help Prince George in future disasters

Robert Doane speaks with Wendy Pollard of Volunteer PG about lessons learned during the wildfire season of 2017, and the help still needed for evacuees in the city.

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Four-year-old believed to be on Canadian 'No-Fly List' stranded in Terrace while facing airport hurdles

Alia Mohamed is only four years old, but her name seems to cause trouble at airports. Carolina de Ryk spoke with Alia's mother Amber Cammish while they were stranded in Terrace.

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Should 'distracted walkers' be fined?

Daybreak's George Baker hits the streets of Prince Rupert to find out how people feel about the possibility of being fined for walking while using their smartphones.

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Obese martens devouring Haida Gwaii deer

Carolina de Ryk speaks to UNBC masters student David Breault about some off-the-scale martens he's been researching on Haida Gwaii.

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New UNBC course examines the history of childbirth

Robert Doane speaks to Jacqueline Holler about a course she's running teaching the history of birthing methods.

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Gas station fuels change on Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata visits Tano Fuels, a new business venture at the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation land reserve, and meets some of the most enthusiastic gas station employees you've ever heard.

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After the wildfires, owners seek to reunite with abandoned animals

When an evacuation order is given, people don't always have time to find their pets. That's where CDART comes in. Robert Doane speaks with Ron McConnell.

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Northwest Community College phases out Thunderbird logo as culturally inappropriate

For years, Northwest Community College in Terrace has been represented by a Thunderbird logo, but president and CEO Ken Burt says new understanding of the logo's history has prompted them to drop it.

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Radio camp introduces teenagers to record players and the art of the interview

CBC's Jordan Tucker visits the CFUR Radio camp for teens at the University of Northern B.C.

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U.S. scholar encourages Prince Rupert to think of itself as gateway to the Arctic

Mike Sfraga of the Polar Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington, D.C. tells Carolina de Ryk why he thinks Prince Rupert's future is headed north.

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Williams Lake resiliency centre opens as one stop shop to help returning residents after wildfires

On July 27, the wildfire evacuation order for the city of Williams Lake was lifted. To help returning residents the city set up a resiliency centre. Community safety manager Dave Dickson explains what it is.

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B.C. Liberals, NDP spar over future of LNG

Ellis Ross was Minister of Natual Gas for less than three weeks before the B.C. Liberals lost confidence in the legislature. The NDP's Michelle Mungall has been Minister of Energy for less time than that. Both have opinions on the future of LNG.

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When the need for public toilets is a health concern

Globe and Mail health columnist André Picard speaks to Carolina de Ryk about why public toilets are more than a convenience; they're a necessity.

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Derelict boats post major risk to B.C. coast, advocacy group says

Two boats recently sank while tied-up to a dock in Bella Coola. Christianne Wilmhelmson of the Georgia Strait Alliance says this is happening more often, and is an environmental threat.

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Wildfires won't claim Prince George exhibition

Board members of the B.C. Northern Exhibition were considering canceling their annual fall fair due to wildfires, but now they've decided it will go ahead- even if it has to be held in a parking lot.

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Syrian family teaches people in Prince Rupert how to cook traditional meals

Fatima Atiyah lost her kitchen, her home and even her favourite knife in the Syrian Civil War. Now she's teaching cooking classes in Prince Rupert.

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From Fort Nelson to Port Edward, LNG megaproject cancellation prompts mixed emotions

Daybreak North speaks to people in Fort Nelson, Port Edward, Prince Rupert and Fort St. John about the cancelation of Pacific Northwest LNG, which would have shipped gas from the northeast to the North Coast.

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Prince George council implements new election sign rules

When the next municipal, provincial, or federal election is called candidates in Prince George, B.C. will have to follow new rules for election signage. Reporter Wil Fundal speaks with Daybreak North host Robert Doane.

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Prince George woman returns memoribilia collected by RCMP father to Old Crow, Yukon

Allane Brine returned crafts and photos collected by her father almost 70 years ago in Old Crow.

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Haida Gwaii may have been a refuge for plant life during the last ice age

Carolina de Ryk speaks to SFU biology professor Rolf Mathewes about his research into ancient pollen on Haida Gwaii.

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Making coffee and hotel beds: RCMP officers in wildfire evacuation zones take on all tasks

Robert Doane speaks to RCMP Cpl. Janelle Shoihet in Williams Lake, where a wildfire evacuation remains in place.

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Prince Rupert thrift store worker chances upon late mother's letter in donated book

Store manager Val Sutter had no idea an ordinary recipe book donated to her thrift store contained a letter with extraordinary personal meaning.

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Wildfires could cancel Prince George fall fair for first time since World War II

The last time the August exhibition in Prince George was canceled, it's because World War II was on. However, B.C. wildfires could cause it to happen again.

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51-year-old arrested while feeding neighbor's pet in 105 Mile House

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks to RCMP Cst. Janelle Shoihet

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Canceled arts events a big blow to Cariboo during wildfire season

Julie Fowler of Island Mountain Arts speaks to Carolina de Ryk on the impact wildfires are having on the artistic community and economy of central B.C.

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Backcountry operator recounts evacuation of Bowron Lakes

Terri Carlson had to help clear out the Bowron Lakes canoe circuit in a matter of days when wildfire broke out in B.C.'s interior. She tells the story to Robert Doane.

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The soundtrack to wildfire evacuation is hold music

Usually when you hear about B.C. wildfire evacuees they're doing something like fleeing or escaping. However, what they've spent the most time doing... is waiting. A story from Andrew Kurjata.

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Evacuation order in place, but some stay behind to fight fire in Williams Lake

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Tim Menning, who stayed in Williams Lake after an evacuation order was issued.

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Owner of Williams Lake Tim Hortons keeps restaurant open as city evacuated due to wildfires

Vic Sharman has been pulling double double duty lately, working long days to keep the few hundred people still in Williams Lake after a weekend wildfire evacuation caffeinated. He speaks with Andrew Kurjata.

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Editor of the 100 Mile Free Press talks about reporting on an evacuated community

Max Winkleman, along with the rest of his readership, is living outside of 100 Mile House as an evacuation order due to wildfires remains in place. He speaks with Robert Doane about reporting on local news from hundreds of kilometers away.

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Leah's Fight in Terrace, BC

A father's plea is opening wallets in Terrace, and around the world. Mike Rosenau is trying to raise over half a million dollars to get his daughter special cancer care in the United States.But he only has a few days left.

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B.C. wildfire FAQ: How to help wildfire evacuess

Carolina de Ryk and the Daybreak North team are tackling frequently asked questions about B.C. wildfires, including the most frequent: how do I help?

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B.C. wildfire FAQ: Are Prince George and Kamloops at risk of being evacuated?

Thousands of evacuees from B.C. wildfires are in Prince George and Kamloops, but many are wondering: are those cities are at risk of being evacuated, too? Andrew Kurjata explores the answer.

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Quesnel Mayor turns to social media to stamp out online rumours about BC wildfires

Social media rumours can spread like wildfire during an emergency. Quesnel Mayor, Bob Simpson, is trying to keep the facts from fiction.

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B.C. wildfire FAQ: how to read evacuation and wildfire maps

Carolina de Ryk and the Daybreak North team tackle listener questions about reading maps showing evacuation orders and wildfires.

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B.C. wildfire FAQ: registering for help and connecting with family

Carolina de Ryk and the Daybreak North team get answers to questions about how evacuees should register for help and how to find missing family.

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The Canadian Red Cross answers evacuee questions about accessing help and finding family

Carolina de Ryk takes questions from people affected by B.C. Wildfires and poses them to Lise Anne Pierce, Canadian Red Cross Manager of Emergency Operations.

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100 Mile House evacuated due to wildfire

Residents of 100 Mile House have been told to travel hours north to Prince George to escape wildfire. Cariboo Regional District Chair Al Richmond speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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Prince George mayor Lyn Hall on helping wildfire evacuees

With hundreds of evacuees from the Cariboo fleeing northward, Princee George mayor discusses the city's capacity to help and how residents can offer their own resources.

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First-person stories from wildfire evacuees

Hundreds of wildfire evacuees have made their way to Prince George. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata shares some of their stories.

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Hart ski hill could close because there isn't enough snow in Prince George anymore

Snowfall in Prince George has been decreasing to the extent that a community ski hill is facing closure unless they can raise enough money to buy a snow machine. Bernadette Kipping of the Hart Highlands Winter Club speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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Alaska Highway Roadshow explores the good and the bad of connecting northeast B.C. to the rest of the province

When the Alaska Highway was built, it connected B.C's far northeast to the rest of Canada. It brought many developments, but also problems... particularly for the Indigenous people. Allison Tubman, Kathy Jessup and Bill Dolan explore those stories.

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Yellow Rattle destroying Bella Coola hayfields

A semi-parasitic plant is ruining Alison Sayers' hayfields. She speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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Official Community Plan Festival hopes to get Dawson Creek thinking about future of the city

A lot has changed in Dawson Creek over the last ten years, so the city is updating its official community plan- and hosting a 'festival' to get citizens to share their own ideas.

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'We were ahead of the curve': celebrating 20 years of Prince George Pride

With Prince George celebrating its 20th year of Pride festivities this weekend, longtime activist Tess Healy reflects on how inclusion has changed and why she thinks Prince George deserves credit for being more progressive than much of the rest of Canada.

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New tidal technology could power Haida Gwaii homes

Clyde Greenough speaks to Carolina de Ryk about new tidal technology being tested by Yourbrook Energy and how it could change the way Haida Gwaii gets its power.

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Sign telling women to cover up while breastfeeding in Telkwa bakery sparks international backlash

"When we suggest to women that we should be covered we are suggesting to them that somehow breastfeeding is inherently a sexual act or that it is wrong," said breastfeeding advocate Jaclyn Logan.

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Delayed fishing season a blow to tourism operators in northwest B.C.

With recreational salmon fishing in the Skeena region closed until July 14th, hotels and guides are taking a hit, but Christine Slanz of Kermode Tourism says there are still plenty of reasons to visit.

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New service will text you when booked up campsites become available

Eric Shelkie was tired of not being able to book the campsites he wanted, so he developed a tool that would text him when reservations were cancelled. Now he's made it available at Campnab.com.

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With Canadian views on the United States at a low, what does it feel like to be an American in Canada?

Two people born in the United States and living in Canada speak with the CBC's Andrew Kurjata about Canadian attitudes towards them, including comments about Americans stealing Canadian jobs and disliking American culture.

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New farmers in northern B.C. looking to balance lifestyle and monetary needs, says new research

Kitimat's Mike Dewar wanted to find out what drives people to become farmers, so he enrolled in a Master's program at UNBC and interviewed farmers from all walks of life up the Highway 16 corridor. He speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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Incoming premier John Horgan promises to visit northern B.C. "this summer"

NDP leader JOhn Horgan will be the next premier of B.C., but some have questioned his commitment to the northern half of the province. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk about softwood, Site C and why he hasn't visited northeast B.C. since the election.

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Fort St. John invites NDP leader John Horgan to visit northeast B.C.

John Horgan could be the next premier of B.C., and he hasn't visited the northeast since the campaign began. Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman speaks to Carolina de Ryk about why she'd like to see Horgan in the community.

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Prince George veteran begins walk for PTSD

Just before he sets out to walk to Victoria to raise awareness about PTSD, veteran Robert Gagnon visits the CBC studios in Prince George to speak to Carolina de Ryk.

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Small village could lose recylcing service after too much garbage put in blue bins

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Pouce Coupe village councillor Colleen Evans about a warning they received that too much garbage is being put in the recycling.

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University of Alberta study indicates fracking rarely causes earthquakes

New research from the University of Alberta indicates hydraulic fracking does cause earthquakes, but only very rarely. Geophysicist Mikro Van der Baan speaks to Carolina de Ryk about the science and politics of the practice.

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Wild pigs found in far northeast raising alarm bells

Invasive wild pigs have been found near Liard Hot Springs, in B.C.'s far northeast. This is raising alarm bells for people like Gail Wallin, executive director of the Invasive Species Council of B.C.

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Fort Nelson literacy workers feeling burnt out

With high unemployment and lack of industry, there is little funding for literacy workers in Fort Nelson and the exact time demand for their help is rising. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Seanah Roper of Dakota Literacy Solutions.

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Finding the unmarked graves of Prince George's Lheidli T'enneh Memorial park

With the uncovering of an unmarked grave in Prince George's recently renamed Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park, Joshua Seymour is hoping his ancestors will one day be given the respect they deserve.

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Plant DNA indicates parts of northeast B.C. may have avoided the ice age

Carolina de Ryk speaks to the Royal B.C. Museum's curator of botany about research into plant life in the Fort St. John region and how it is changing understanding of the province's natural history.

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Chiropractor on holiday discovers B.C.'s first dinosaur skull

A Vancouver Island chiropractor on a camping trip in Tumbler Ridge discovered a stunning addition to B.C.'s dinosaur fossil collection. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the find.

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Specialized dog groomer helps formerly abused animals get over fear

CBC's Jordan Tucker visits Versatile Dog Grooming in Prince George.

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How the Ancient Forest near Prince George will be changed by climate change

CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe visited Prince George and McBride to explore how climate change will affect the interior. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk about her findings.

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Small northern community cut off for days after road washes out

Residents of Germansen Landing and Manson Creek in Northern B.C. are frustrated by the delayed response to fix an important forest service road that connects their two communities.

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Lawn bowling club looking for younger members

A group of Prince George seniors meet four times a week for lawn bowling throughout the summer, but they are trying to attract new and younger members to the game.

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A treasure hunt for feathers will help map the crane population of northern B.C.

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Krista Roessingh about her quest to track crane populations on Haida Gwaii and in the Robson Valley through a crowd-sourced treasure hunt.

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Local leaders apologize for letter to Lt.-Governor

Andrew Kurjata speaks to Stephen Quinn about a controversey over a letter sent to the Lt.-Governor by the president of the North-Central Local Government Association.

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Mayors, city councillors divided over letter sent to Lt.-Governor on behalf of the north

Civic leaders in northern B.C. are divided over a letter sent by North Central Local Government Association president Shaely Wilbur to B.C.'s Lt.-Gov raising concerns over a possible NDP-Green alliance.

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Veteran faces PTSD on journey to B.C. legislature from Prince George cenotaph

Robert Gagnon is logging thousands of kilometres on Prince George's streets as he trains for a solo walk to the B.C. legislature on behalf of soldiers and first responders with PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder.

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Fort St. John recycling bins being filled with compost and garbage

Every spring, it seems, some Fort St. John residences place their excess waste in recycling bins, so the city is stepping up inspections and fines. Carolina de Ryk speaks to city spokesperson Julie Rogers.

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PG Cougars explain why (some) tickets are getting more expensive

The Prince George Cougars are doing away with age-based discounts and are now charging based on seat placement. This means some long-time season's ticket holders have to pay much more money or move. Andy Beesley of the Cougars explains why.

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Canada's Senate wants B.C. students to have more access to French immersion

Carolina de Ryk speaks to seantor Mobina Jaffer about the lack of support for French immersion students in B.C. schools outlined in new report.

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'Haidas know how to act like Haidas': director Gwaii Edenshaw on Haida-language film

Carolina de Ryk speaks to director Gaii Edenshaw about filming 'the 'Edge of The Knife' written, directed and performed in the Haida language, using an all-Haida cast on Haida land.

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Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc responds to criticism surrounding changes to salmon in the classroom program in B.C.

Teachers, conservationists and the Conservative critic for fisheries have expressed anger over changes to a program that bring salmon into B.C. classrooms. Carolina de Ryk speaks to the minister responsible, Liberal Dominic LeBlanc.

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Valemount mayor worried NDP-Green alliance puts community in 'a hazardous position'

The community of Valemount in B.C.'s Rockies was expecting an influx of workers with the expansion of the TransMountain pipeline, but now the NDP-Green alliance has put the project's future in question. Mayor Jeanette Townsend speaks to Robert Doane.

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Burns Lake residents write a birthday song for Canada 150

Actor and songwriter Beverley Elliot was recently visiting her aunt in Burns Lake when she suggested they write a song for Canada's 150 anniversary. The result: 'one of the best experiences I've ever had.'

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Conservative critic Todd Doherty calls cuts to classroom salmon programs 'deeply troubling'

Todd Doherty, Conservative MP for Cariboo-Prince George and official critic for fisheries, says he has rarely received as many emails about an issue as the ones he's gotten about cuts to DFO's Sea to Stream program.

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Male-dominated workplaces in northern B.C. provide insight into how to keep men healthy

Joan Bottorf speaks to Robert Doane about her study on health in male-dominated workplaces.

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Business association worried NDP government would kill Site C and northern jobs

Carolina de Ryk speaks to NDP MLA Carole James about what her government would provide for the north, as well as the Indpendent Contractors and Businesses Association's Art Jarvis about his fears for northeast B.C.'s future.

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Pop-up shops, a ferry and an outdoor theatre: re-imagining Prince George's riverfront

Land along Prince George's Nechako River is primarily industrial, but planners say it doesn't always have to be that way and residents are coming up with bold ideas for how it could change.

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Teachers upset by cuts to salmon in the classroom program

School children across British Columbia have raised salmon in their classroom for nearly four decades but budget cuts by the federal government means the end of the popular education program and the disappearance of other resources to support the fish.

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Disc golf spreading up the Alaska Highway

When Daniel Martin moved to Dawson Creek he wanted a way to meet people- so he started a disc golf club. Now courses are in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John and more are expected.

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CN Rail denies seafront access to Prince Rupert's Seafest celebrations

Seafest is an annual celebration of Prince Rupert's place next to the ocean, but this year they can't actually celebrate at the ocean because CN Rail is closing the beach. Organizer Bev Killberry speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Honourary UNBC degree being given to forensics expert investigating Dos Erres massacre of 1982

For years, Fredy Peccerelli has been investigating the deaths of over 200 people in Dos Erres during the Guatemalan Civil War. Over the years he's developed a relationship with UNBC and this week he is receiving an honourary degree from the school.

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Prince George man saves orphaned baby moose after crash kills mom

A pair of ungulates, just days old, are now alive and well thanks to a group of people in northern B.C. Roy Rea, who studies wildlife collisions, was called to action to save a male and female baby moose. Daybreak's Robert Doane speaks with Rea.

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Laurie Gallant wants to increase the Bulkley Valley's food security

Following a highway closure in the Lower Mainland, grocery stores in northern B.C. began to run out of food. With floods and frozen roads becoming more frequent, Laurie Gallant is working to help her community grow more locally, all year long.

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Prince Rupert-based Homework opens third location, rebuilding in downtown Prince George

Homework is an 'eclectic retail' store that started in Prince Rupert, then expanded to Prince George. A third location is now opening in downtown Prince George, and Andrew Kurjata meets the owners to talk about what makes their model successful.

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Giving French an Indigenous twist

Daybreak's George Baker talks with Tsimshian artist Kelli Clifton about using french language as way of supporting the Sm'algyax -- the language of the Tsimshian.

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Lawyer Rachel Barsky representing a Bella Coola man who's been in prison for 34 years claiming innocence

Robert Doane speaks to Barsky about Phillip Tallio, who plead guilty in 1993 in the death of a 22-month old girl but who now says he is innocent.

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Prince George realtor building a comedy club to promote local talent

Jason Luke has just received approval to fulfil one of his dreams: open a comedy club in downtown Prince George.

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Axis the dog touted as a hero after rescuing a woman from Prince George river

After rescuing a woman from the Nechako River, Axis the dog comes to the CBC Prince George studio along with his owner to talk to Alya Ramadan.

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Old bank safe in downtown Prince George could soon be a recording studio

Shawn Caldera of Volcanic Gaming in Prince George talks about a fundraiser to turn an old bank safe into a downtown recording and video streaming studio.

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Cuddle cot on offer to help parents of stillborn children grieve in Dawson Creek

Losing a child during pregnancy is increasingly recognized as a tramautic experience for parents. Celina Raaen experienced it first hand, and now wants to help others going through the same. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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