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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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Want to trade your desk job for a cabin in the woods?

This guy did it.

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Creative beer brewing

A micro-brewery in Iceland uses whale testicles smoked with sheep dung. Really.

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Remembering Roger Moore

Director John Glen reflects on his time directing Roger Moore as Jame Bond.

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This Harvard grad submitted a rap album for his thesis

Obasi Shaw just became the first student ever to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in Harvard's English department.

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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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The Debaters taping in Prince George an opportunity for local comedy

Kaitlin Shuvera is a Prince George comedian taking part in a local taping of CBC's 'The Debaters'. She speaks to Robert Doane about preparing and the chance to expose a wider audience to the city's start-up comedy scene.

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Small towns in northwest B.C. losing funding to help homeless people

New federal rules means small towns are no longer being given priority in anti-homelessness funding. Paul Lagace of Kitimat says this puts the future of over 200 people helped by the program into question.

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Property crime up in downtown Prince George; new liquor licences approved

Wil Fundal shares stories from city council, including a report on crime trends and the addition of new liquor licences for the city.

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Tête Jaune Trump: why people are seeing the U.S. president's image in Yellowhead Highway markers

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata finds out why the Yellowhead Highway logo bears a striking resemblance to Donald J. Trump.

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Emotions flare at packed public meeting over proposed bus garage in Prince George

Over 250 people turned out for a heated public meeting about rezoning a popular greenbelt in Prince George to be a bus maintenance and storage facility for B.C. Transit. Andrew Kurjata reports.

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UNBC prof leading national study on health impacts of resource development

Margot Parkes of UNBC is leading a new national study on the health impacts of resource development on rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

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Screen time affecting children's brains, says pyschologist

Carolina de Ryk speaks to psychologist and parenting educator Dr. Vanessa Lapointe about how TVs, cellphones and computers are changing the way children think and interact with the world.

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Lagging economy blamed for rise in domestic violence in Kitimat

Cheryl Rumley of the Tamitik Status of Women centre says domestic violence is on the rise in Kitimat and an economic lag in the community may be to blame.

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New art gallery and performance space opens in downtown Prince George

Andrew Kurjata visits the Omineca Arts Centre, a new space being run by local artists and performers in downtown Prince George.

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B.C. Election 2017: Northern wrap-up

And that's a wrap. CBC's George Baker and Justin McElroy discuss northern ridings post-election night.

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Prince George Liberals worry about urban-rural divide

CBC's Andrew Kurjata visited election parties throughout downtown Prince George and shares the mood from different political parties with host Robert Doane.

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Lawrence Hill writing book about African-American soldiers in northeast B.C. during World War II

Acclaimed author Lawrence Hill is researching a new novel chronicling the role African-American soldiers played in building the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek north. He speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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Remembering CBC Prince George of the 1940s

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Reg Martin, who was an announcer for CBC Prince Rupert in the 1940s.

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Debaters contest: Salt water or fresh water?

Prince Rupert associate producer George Baker prefers the salt of the sea, while Prince George's Andrew Kurjata likes his water fresh. Share your argument and win tickets to see the Debaters live in Prince George by dialling 1-866-340-1932.

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Meegwun Fairbrother explores the collateral damage of residential schools in new one-man show

Robert Doane speaks to Ojibway actor and writer Meegwun Fairbrother about his new play premiering at Theatre Northwest titled "Isitwendam: An Understanding."

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CBC's George Baker visits Northern B.C. Fancon

It's the biggest sci-fi convention in the top half of the province, and CBC's George Baker meets the people making it happen.

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Peace River North election issues: Economy, economy, economy

Three independents are taking on the B.C. Liberals and NDP in the Peace River North riding. CBC's Andrew Kurjata and Radio-Canada's Julie Landry discuss LNG, Site C and feelings of being forgotten in the far northeast, with clips from the candidates.

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Seismologists learning about future quakes through aftershocks of shake in northern B.C./Yukon

Robert Doane speaks to John Cassidy of the Pacific Geoscience Centre about what scientists can learn after an earthquake hits.

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B.C. Election 2017: Skeena

The Skeena riding could go right down the wire. Justin McElroy and George Baker discuss.

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B.C. Election 2017: Cariboo North

Coralee Oakes is the BC Liberals incumbent. Does her minister portfolio carry enough weight? George Baker and Justin McElroy discuss.

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Report claims 'unauthorized dams' a big problem in B.C. Peace

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives claims Progress Energy built dams without proper permits. Carolina de Ryk speaks to report author Ben Parfitt.

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Election results could determine whether ranchers keep their home or lose it to highway

Andrew Kurjata visits Ken and Arlene Boon who, due to living near the Site C dam construction site, have a very personal stake in the outcome of the provincial election.

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Northern B.C. First Nation village fears future under Trump's new softwood tariffs

George Baker visits the community of Moricetown where people are fearing for their jobs as a result of new tariffs on softwood lumber entering the United States.

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TEDx Talks coming to UNBC

Robert Doane speaks to organizer Grant Bachand about the upcoming TEDxUNBC, an event that brings the popular TED Talk format to northern B.C.

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Rehab of Kiera the Rottweiller an example of need for SPCA in Dawson Creek

Andrew Kurjata takes a walk with South Peace SPCA branch manager Wendy Davies and her new four-legged friend to discuss the work she does in the Dawson Creek area.

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Wildlife biologist looking and listening for heron in Valemount and McBride

Carolina de Ryk speaks to wildlife biologist Marlene Machmer about her search for great blue heron along the Columbia Basin.

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We go shopping for Mexican food in downtown Prince George

Audrey McKinnon visits the new location of Serengeti International Foods on 5th Ave in downtown Prince Goerge.

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Prince Rupert woman dying of cancer devoting last days to fundraising so her daughter doesn't have to go through same

Prince Rupert's Sheryl Sadorski-Gordon is using her final hours and last possessions to take one last kick at an old foe: cancer.

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What restaurants and diners can do to prevent allergic reactions

A night out turned into a trip for hospital for a diner in Prince George recently when she accidentally ordered food she was allergic to. Daybreak speaks to Laurie Harada of Food Allergy Canada about best practices for restaurateurs and their customers.

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Why aren't party leaders talking about Indigenous issues in the B.C. election?

Carrier-Sekani Tribal Chief Terry Teegee and northeast activist Connie Greyeyes discuss the B.C. election and the absence of conversation around Indigenous issues and people.

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B.C. Election 2017: North Coast

It's a familiar tune on the North Coast. Justin McElroy and George Baker discuss.

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B.C. Election 2017: Peace River North

Could May 9th be Independence Day in Peace River North? Justin McElroy and George Baker discuss.

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Forestry at centre of MLA debate for Prince George-Mackenzie

Prince George-Mackenzie Liberal candidate Mike Morris and NDP candidate Bobby Deepak debate forestry and LNG in live studio debate. We also hear from the Green candidate Hilary Crowley.

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Trish Bella wants to set up sanctuary schools in School District 57

Carolina de Ryk speaks to School District 57 vice-chair Trice Bella about her pitch to designate sanctuary schools for refugees.

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Tiffany Muller Myrdahl wants cities — physical cities — to be more inclusive

SFU lecturer in geography and gender studies Tiffany Muller Myrdahl speaks to Carolina de Ryk about how cities don't treat everyone equally, and how that can change.

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Retired paramedic wants WorkSafe B.C. to recognize more cases of PTSD

Lisa Jennings speaks to Carolina de Ryk about workplace trauma and the lasting impact it can have on first responders working in British Columbia.

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Radio-Canada is travelling the Alaska Highway speaking to voters

Julie Landry of Radio-Canada is travelling Highway 97 to speak to voters ahead of the provincial election. She stops by the Prince George studio to speak to Robert Doane.

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Hope and cynicism over liquefied natural gas at centre of election talk in northwest B.C.

CBC's George Baker explores how so-far unfulfilled promises of an LNG boom are playing out in the Skeena riding in northwest B.C. during the provincial election.

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B.C. Election 2017: Peace River South riding profile

CBC's Justin McElroy and George Baker discuss the chances of change in a riding considered a Liberal stronghold.

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Kevin Mason looks to the past to predict the effects of Trump's softwood tariffs

Kevin Mason is a managing director of ERA Forest Products, which analyzes Canada's forest industry. He expects B.C.'s bigger companies to survive the new tariffs, but warns smaller outfits will likely lose jobs.

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Dispatch: Prince Rupert firefighters share stories of PTSD

CBC's George Baker presents a two-part documentary in which two Prince Rupert firefighters reveal their own battles with PTSD.

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Prince George nurse wants workplace safety to be election issue after surviving attack from patient

Dan Arrowsmith is a nurse who works with dementia patients in Prince George. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk about workplace violence and why he believes more people should be paying attention.

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Sage Birchwater explores 'a history of reconciliation' in the Cariboo-Chilcotin

Author and former trapper Sage Birchwater's new book 'Chilcotin Chronicles' explores the history of the Cariboo-Chilcotin and Indigenous connections.

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Candlelight vigil held to mark five year anniversary of Lakeland Mills sawmill explosion

Workers, friends and family gathered to mark five years since a fatal mill explosion and fire in Prince George that killed two and haunts many more.

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Fort St. John dog owners want a new oark to let their pets run free

Fort St. John recently updated its bylaws to limit the areas where dogs can roam off-leash. Now pet owners say they need a bigger, better dog park in order to comply. Nicole Szatbkowski speaks with Audrey McKinnon.

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Prince George filmmakers want you to see city in a new light

When 6ix Sigma productions were putting together the intro for their movie about outdoor sports they had a rule: 'no shots can be stereotypical Prince George shots.' Co-producer Jason Hamborg speaks to Andrew Kurjata about 'Hidden Heroes.'

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A pint and a plank: 'Beer Asana' combines yoga with... beer

Donalda Beeson thinks some suds can help improve the yoga experience, so she's hosting an event in Valemount this weekend that combines the tree pose with brews from Three Ranges Brewing.

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B.C. Election 2017: North Coast candidates debate affordable housing, LNG and the economy

B.C. NDP candidate Jennifer Rice, B.C. Liberal candidate Herb Pond and B.C. Green candidate Hondo Arendt discuss the issues facing their North Coast riding.

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Prince George women aims to improve maternal care in rural India

Shobha Sharma suffered six seizures and a stroke during her pregnancy, and now the Prince George woman is working to make sure women around the world have access to the same help she received here in Canada. She speaks to Robert Doane about Our Satya.

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Sunrise Records to open in old HMV location in Prince George this May

In an age of streaming and downloads, Doug Putman believes there's still a business case for records and CDs. He's opening Sunrise Records in former HMV locations across Canada, including Prince George.

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UBC study says the business case for Site C is weak

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Karen Bakker, the lead author of a UBC report concluding there is little economic justification for moving forward with the controversial Site C dam project.

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Lorraine Loranger is walking 8,000 kilometers to improve care for women and children in Nunavik

Carolina de Ryk speaks to a Quebecois grandmother on her long walk to raise awareness.

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B.C. Election 2017: Nechako Lakes riding profile

As part of our 2017 B.C. election coverage, Daybreak North is taking a look at the provincial election through northern eyes. Journalists George Baker and Justin McElroy discuss the nine different ridings, starting with Nechako Lakes.

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Northwest B.C. doctor looking to reduce patient wait times by texting

A Haida Gwaii doctor is using a unique model to address wait times—texting. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Dr. Tracey Morton for the details.

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Lack of housing for men hurts northern B.C. communities

A northern B.C. organization wants to build a shelter and short-term housing for homeless men. But it needs the money to do it. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk introduces a piece by Associate Producer George Baker.

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An academic look at Indigenous black metal

Max Ritts is a PhD candidate in UBC's school of geography who is researching Gyibaaw, a now-disbanded Tsimshian-Gitxan black metal band from the North Coast.

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B.C. Election 2017: Prince George-Valemount candidates debate disability support, daycare and forestry

B.C. Liberal candidate Shirley Bond, B.C. NDP candidate Natalie Fletch and B.C. Green candidate Nan Kendy discuss issues facing the riding of Prince George-Valemount.

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High art and hockey fights collide at Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George

Andrew Kurjata speaks to artist Glenn Clark about his exhibit 'Wackem Sackem' - an interactive display in which viewers help classic hockey players shoot, save and punch.

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Passionate people of Penny, B.C. win a big fight

It's a place many may have not heard of. Only a handful of people live there. But a pair has won a big fight; B.C. has agreed to maintain the only road to the community. Daybreak host Robert Doane speaks with the CBC's Wil Fundal.

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With hardier plants, pears, apricots and grapes are all options for growing in northern B.C.

For their retirement, Doris and Dale Brocke decided to open a garden centre focused on edible plants in Dawson Creek. They speak to Carolina de Ryk about growing grapes, apricots, pears and cherries in a cold climate.

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Bob Zimmer wants gun owners to have more time to renew their licence

Currently, gun owners have to renew their licence every five years, but Conservative MP Bob Zimmer wants to extend that to ten. "When your licence expires to drive your automobile you don't become a criminal just by it sitting in the driveway," he says.

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Tumbler Ridge News the latest community paper to cease publicatoin

CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks to Tumbler Ridge News editor Trent Ernst about why they are ceasing publication at the end of April.

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Which matters more: the party and the person running for election?

With the provincial election underway, CBC's Andrew Kurjata asks people in Fort St. John whether they voted based on the person running, or the party they're running for.

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B.C. Election 2017: disability payments and poverty

With the provincial election underway, Daybreak North is taking a closer look at the issues impacting northern communities. Today the CBC's Jordan Tucker meets Margaret Taytie, a Prince George woman living on a provincial disability allowance.

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Salvaged pulp mill parts and grain silos make Prince George's observatory

CBC's Ash Kelly visits the Prince George Observatory with Astronomical Society members Maurice Sluka and Jim Van Doren.

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From sourdough to soap, Teresa DeReis says everything's better when you make it yourself

After a few years of teaching herself how to be more 'self-sufficient' in gardening, foraging, and making household supplies, Prince George blogger Teresa DeReis is taking the next step and teaching others to do the same, starting with sourdough.

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Poetry walks connect gritty Prince George streets with artistic expression

When you think poetry, you may not think of crystal meth dealers in downtown Prince George, but for Gilliann Wigmore wants to change that. She's organizing a poetry walk that ties city streets to the poems inspired by them.

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McBride mill faces uncertain future after fire

35 people are out of work after the BKB Cedar Manufacturing mill burned down in McBride on April 5. BKB was a bright spot in a region that has steadily been losing forestry jobs. Owner Raj Basran speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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Former DFO crown counsel says Canada has a bad record of prosecuting environmental spills

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Jeff Jones, former crown prosecutor for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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Prince George school board to re-open shuttered elementary school to meet class size rules

Pinewood Elementary school in the Hart neighbourhood will be re-opened this fall after shutting down in 2010. Board chair Tim Bennett says it's necessary after the BCTF's court victory mandating smaller class sizes.

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Vicki Huntington makes the case for independent MLAs in Fort St. John

Three people are running as independents in the provincial election in Peace River North. Vicki Huntington, who is finishing off an eight-year run as an independent for Delta South, is in the region to make the case for an independent voice.

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Long Table Grocery wants to make it easier for people in the Cariboo to get fresh food

Amy Quarry has started a new business with her sister aimed at making it easier for people in Quesnel to get locally-grown food. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk about Long Table Grocery.

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New calendar celebrates the women behind the Alaska Highway

With the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway happening this year, the men who built it are getting lots of attention but Todd Penney of Dalex Automotive in Fort Nelson decided to celebrate the women who keep it going with a 25-month calendar.

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Business walk gives Prince Rupert council a tour of the city's economic health

For the second year in a row, Prince Rupert council is taking a tour of community businesses to learn about the challenges and successes happening around town. Carolina de Ryk speaks to economic development officer Paul Venditelli.

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Joseph Fearon says truck drivers suffer from PTSD more often than they admit

Truck drivers spend much of their life on B.C. highways and encounter accidents and other traumas. Joseph Fearon is a lawyer who's represented truckers after accidents, and says PTSD is a real problem for the profession.

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Prince George dog-walkers and hikers oppose new bus facility near trail

B.C. Transit wants to build a new bus maintenance facility that has hundreds of residents speaking out in opposition to the plan. Andrew Kurjata explains.

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As other newspapers struggle, the Dawson Creek Mirror is finding success in community

Across the country, newspapers are closing but the Dawson Creek Mirror is celebrating a successful first anniversary. Editor Rob Brown says the key is focusing on community.

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Patti Bacchus says B.C. government needs to take earthquake risk to schools more seriously

Prince Rupert Middle School is vulnerable to collapse during an earthquake, but a replacement or upgrade has yet to be planned. Former Vancouver School Board chair and current education editor for the Vancouver Province Patti Bachus says that's a problem.

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Entrepreneur brings specialized Indian beauty techniques to downtown Prince George

Annite Burrar used to provide beauty services out of her house, but eventually realized she wanted to create an environment of relaxation. Jordan Tucker visits her new business, Girlfriend's Brow Bar, in downtown Prince George.

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Autism support centre to open in Prince George

Robert Doane speaks to Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and Jordan Oliver of the Pacific Autism Family Network about a new support centre for autism set to open in Prince George.

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Fly fishers call for a ministry to enforce rules on B.C. rivers

Rich Ronyecz of the B.C. Federation of Fly-Fishermen speaks to Robert Doane.

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Krystal Vandenberg says northern B.C.'s attitudes towards transgender people have improved, but problems persist

For the Day of Transgender Visibility, Carolina de Ryk speaks to Krystal Vandenberg about attitudes towards transgender people in northern B.C.

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Cautious optimism for new business licence rules in the northeast

Six municipalities in northeast B.C. have adopted a new system where businesses can purchase an add-on licence that lets them work throughout the region. CBC speaks to business people about the move.

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Minister speaks about Prince Rupert Middle School

B.C. education minister Mike Bernier visits Prince Rupert Middle School but disappoints parents by offering no replacement plan. Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk introduces a piece by associate producer George Baker.

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Settlement dating back 14,000 years found in Heiltsuk land on B.C.'s north coast

An ancient archeological find on B.C.'s central coast is adding credence to the oral histories of the HEiltsuk Nation. Carolina de Ryk speaks to archeologist Alisha Gauvreau.

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Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says declawing cats causes suffering

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says declawing cats doesn't benefit the animal and there are better ways to modify their behaviour. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Dr. Sherlyn Spooner about why.

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Lisa Mueller wants to break down stereotypes about Indigenous people and B.C.'s business community

Lisa Mueller created the Nation 2 Nation conference series to improve the relationship between Indigenous people and B.C.'s business community. She says there are many misconceptions and stereotypes that need to be changed.

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A senior's centre? A rehab support facility? Fort St. James residents share ideas for old elementary school

CBC's Jordan Tucker speaks to people in Fort St. James about what should be done with the old Sowchea Elementary school.

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Raghu Lokanathan translates old song ideas into one act play

Prince George singer-songwriter Raghu Lokanathan is used to translating his ideas into folk songs, but now he's teamed up with other artistic acts to create a one-act musical play.

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Documentary maker Tom Reissmann turns his lens on B.C.'s grizzly hunt

Carolina de Ryk speaks to filmmaker Tom Reissmann about the ongoing fight between hunters and conservationists in B.C., as captured in his new film, 'The Grizzly Truth.'

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'That little girl had the whole world in her hands': Saulteau mother and daughter killed in northeast B.C.

Connie Greyeyes speaks about the killing of her friend Linda Watson and Watson's daughter Krystina Haggard, as well as what needs to be done to end violence against women in northeast B.C.

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Margo Greenwood explains how Northern Health is changing the way it helps Indigenous people

The Northern Health Authority is attempting to improve the care it gives to Indigenous patients and clients. VP Margo Greenwood explains how and why it's important.

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Dozens of women don hijabs in solidarity with Muslim students at UNBC

CBC's Betsy Trumpener speaks to Muslim women who wear the hijab, some who don't, and some who have never tried one on but decided to learn more about their significance during a 'Hijab for a Day' event at UNBC.

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Why Parks Canada wants people in Prince Rupert to bring them rat ears and tails

Parks Canada is hoping people in Prince Rupert will bring them the body parts of rats so they can learn more about they spread to Gwaii Haanas park reserve, where the rodents are causing problems for sea birds.

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Nathan Cullen isn't giving up on democratic reform

Justin Trudeau says he won't be changing Canada's electoral system, but North Coast NDP MP Nathan Cullen says it isn't up to him. He's continuing the conversation and targeting Liberal ridings. He speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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Snowmobilers race against time to save stranger buried alive near Terrace

A lone snowmobiler is "very lucky to be alive" after he was buried under two metres of snow in an avalanche no one witnessed.

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Rick Mercer went crazy carpeting with elementary school students in Prince George

Beaverly Elementary in Prince George raised more money for Rick Mercer's Spread the Net challenge than any other elementary school in Canada, so he paid them a visit. He speaks to Carolina de Ryk about the trip.

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Zamboni driver shares memories of Quesnel's Twin Arenas before its demolished

Marc-Andre Boudreau learned to play hockey on the ice of Quesnel's Twin Arenas, and later worked as a zamboni driver. Today he's helping tear out the ice before the arena is demolished, and he shares some memories.

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Pedestrian hit at Prince Rupert crosswalk opens questions about lighting

B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office is looking into a police car hitting a pedestrian at a Prince Rupert crosswalk. It's not clear what happened, but questions about the city's lighting are being raised.

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Fort St. John firefighters are worried about inhaling fentanyl

Fort St. John fire chief Fred Burrows talks to Carolina de Ryk about the risks fentanyl poses to his crews when they respond to emergencies.

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A proposal to build an urban village

A plan for a Prince George neighbourhood is before council. The plan? To build an urban village centred on Indigenous culture. Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk speaks with Christos Vardacostas, Executive Director of the Aboriginal Housing Society of PG.

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The cure for intolerance? Talk according to a Fort St. John man

Alan Yu is holding the community's first multicultural meeting. He is with the Fort St. John Multicultural Society. Yu speaks with Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk for the details.

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Giving away a piece of herself

A Haida woman in Prince Rupert hopes her organ donation will help keep a whole society healthy. Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk has more.

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Standing vigil for victims of a murder-suicide

A group of people will stand outside a home in northern B.C. to honour the life of a mother and young daughter killed in a domestic murder-suicide. Daybreak host Robert Doane has more from Saulteau Chief Nathan Parenteau.

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Bat condos in Kitimat

Nature lovers in northwest B.C. hope bats like a pair of newly build condos after their old homes were destroyed. Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk speaks with Dennis Horwood for more.

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The case to make paramedics an essential service

Are emergency responders an essential service? Prince George paramedics think so. Daybreak's Robert Doane introduces a piece produced by Reporter Betsy Trumpener.

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The secret life of fish: learning how ecology works

Ever wonder how we keep track of all those fish in our oceans and rivers? Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk speaks with Steven Cooke, the Canada Research Chair in Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology at Carleton University for more.

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Study looks at relationship between successful projects and indigenous involvement

It's the Indigenous piece of the mining puzzle. Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk speaks with Debra Stokes, who is working on her pHd at the UBC School of Mining.

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'The gentle giant': inquest begins into death of man shot by transit police

The family of a young Indigenous man who was shot dead by a Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer is hoping to find answers at an inquest that begins today in Burnaby. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Ira Good, godfather of Naverone Woods.

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How a woman from Hixon started running a major charity in Mongolia

When her husband got a job in Mongolia, Julie Veloo didn't expect she would start running a charity helping children living off of landfills. However, once she saw the need she couldn't turn away. She speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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