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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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Defying the shut down of Norway's FM Radio service

In a world first, Norway has switched off its FM radio service — but not everyone is celebrating the move to digital.

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How to save an island

The National Film Board of Canada went to visit the island of Fogo, and interview people about their future.

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The biggest stories of 2017

What is it like to confront Harvey Weinstein or to be swept up by the 'antifa' movement?

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A 20 year-old mystery

A well-liked couple are gunned down in a small, Alberta town. Twenty years later, the mystery still lingers.

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a teenage girl is using an app and a summer camp to revitalize her traditional language

Tessa Erickson wants to revitalize her nation's language. And she's using an app and summer camp to do it. She's a fifteen year old high school student at DP Todd Secondary in Prince George, and a member of the Nak'azdli Whut'en band.

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Smithers, B.C. cartographer maps out the locations of every former residential schools in Canada

Robert Doane speaks to Morgan Hite about "An Atlas of Indian Residential Schools of Canada."

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Haida Gwaii punks create arts and music co-op

Punk rockers on Haida Gwaii are taking steps to grow the local arts and music scene. Audrey McKinnon shares the story.

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Utilities commission delivers final report on Site C economics

Carolina de Ryk speaks to B.C. Utilities Commission CEO David Morton about his organization's assessment of Site C.

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The story behind Prince Rupert's inspirational recycling bins

CBC's George Baker speaks with James Bourgeois of Rupert Disposal.

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Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter fundraising for winter aquatic facility

Two otter pups will be spending the winter at a wildlife shelter in Smithers, and need a winter home. Robert Doane speaks to shelter manager Angelika Langen.

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Tiny homes pilot project combats homelessness in north-central B.C.

The Nak'azdli Whu'ten First Nation is using tiny homes to take on a big problem: homelessness. Andrew Kurjata visits the community to learn more.

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Do voters care about the $50M referendums in Prince George?

Robert Doane speaks to Prince George Citizen editor Neil Godbout and Stand Up For the North Committee chair Peter Ewart about the discussion, or lack thereof, around referendums for a new pool and fire hall in Prince George.

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The YMCA would like to partner with Prince George on building a new pool

YMCA of Northern BC CEO Amanda Alexander speaks with Andrew Kurjata about the city's rejection of a proposal to partner on a new swimming pool and sport facility.

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What should replace the Sears in Pine Centre Mall?

Robert Doane speaks to mall asset manager Michael Heffernan about the work he's doing to replace Sears when it closes up shop in Pine Centre Mall.

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Tsimshian raise totem pole declaring victory over Pacifc Northwest LNG

A new totem pole has been raised on Lelu Island to celebrate the cancellation of a major LNG project.

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'Rated PG Rollergirl' competes with the men at international roller derby competition

Robert Doane speaks with Theresa Sapergia about becoming the first female member of the Vancouver Murder roller derby squad.

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Mystery boom shakes Fort St. John and Charlie Lake

We delve into a mysterious boom followed by shaking that residents of northeast B.C. experienced Wednesday night... and potentially solve it.

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Diwali celebrations in Prince George shining a light on student poverty

To mark this year's celebration of light Harman Dandiwal is shining a light on a problem he's personally experienced: student poverty. The organizer of the College of New Caledonia's Diwali celebrations speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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Push to find missing mushroom picker

Daybreak co-host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Chris Mushumanski, BC Search and Rescue spokesperson, about Frances Brown who went missing near Smithers, B.C.

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Tour the caustic environment of Prince George's downtown pool

The city of Prince George is holding a referendum on whether to borrow up to $35 million to build a new pool. Sports engineer Doug Wournell explains the shortcomings of simply repairing the current pool.

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Me Too: Women (and men) in northern B.C. share stories of sexual harassment and violence

A social media campaign is inviting women to share stories fo harassment in the workplace in order to draw attention to how widespread the issue is. Daybreak speaks to women in Prince Rupert and men in Prince George about the topic.

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Posters promoting 'race war' denounced at UNBC

Papers with neo-Nazi imagery and links to white supremacist websites have been discovered at UNBC. CBC speaks to a biracial who discovered them and felt personally targeted, and others on campus.

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Downtown Prince George needs public toilets: union

The Hospital Employees Union of Prince George has penned a letter calling for accessible public toilets in the city. Robert Doane speaks to direcor Robbin Knox.

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Residual trauma of wildfires haunts 100 Mile House

The summer's wildfires are out, but in 100 Mile House people are still recovering- physically and emotionally- from the trauma. CBC's Jordan Tucker shares some stories.

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Learning from the failure of major resource projects in northwest B.C.

Professor Jonathan Peyton has written a book about the battle between developers and activists in northwest B.C., and what can be learned from past failures.

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Prince George shoppers say so long to Sears

When it opened in 1976, the Sears department store in Prince George was the flagship of the brand-new Pine Centre Mall. Now it, along with every other Canadian Sears outlet, will be closed. Andrew Kurjata talks to shoppers.

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'Vital Signs' takes a look at the good and bad of life in Prince George

Prince George has a poor housing market and child poverty is a problem, but residents make more money and have a higher sense of belonging than average. Catherine Pennington of the PG Community Foundation speaks to Robert Doane.

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Terry Teegee says electoral victory in B.C. AFN is sign the north matters

Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief Terry Teegee has been elected regional representative for the B.C. Assembly of First Nations. He speaks about what his victory means for the region.

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Foundry is a new one-stop shop for youth in need in Prince George

Shannon Croy explains how Foundry-- newly-opened in downtown Prince George-- will help youth in need.

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Northern Health responds to call for more services for drug addicts and their families in Dawson Creek

A Dawson Creek mother who lost her son to an overdose is calling for more help in northeast B.C. Carolina de Ryk speaks with Kendra Kiss of Northern Health about the plea.

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One year after tugboat fuel spill, Heiltsuk First Nation still working on recovery

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Kelly Brown, who is leading recovery efforts for the Heiltsuk First Nation one year after 11,000 litres of diesel fuel spilled into the ocean, damaging a clam bed used for food and trade.

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Fort St. John is looking for a new mascot to replace Frozen John the elf

The city of Fort St. John isn't sure an elf is the best representative for one of the youngest and fastest-growing populations in B.C., so they're putting the call out for a replacement.

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Prince George HIV/AIDS patients to be paid to seek treatment in pilot project

Dr. Mark Hull of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDs explains why paying patients to receive treatment could save money in the long run.

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Parents of a man killed and decapitated in northwest B.C. remember their son as a "true northern boy"

The parents of Fribjon Bjornson remembered their son as kindhearted and willing to help after a guilty verdict was delivered to a man accused of killing and decapitating him on a reserve northwest of Prince George in 2012. Andrew Kurjata reports.

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Sears is hiring so it can shut down

Even though Sears Canada plans to shut down all its stores, the outlet in Prince George is hiring. Store manager Nichole Eggen explains why.

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UNBC president says Maclean's Magazine ranking helps recruit students from China

UNBC is once again in the top three in its category in the Maclean's magazine ranking of Canadian post-secondary institutions. President Daniel Weeks explains how it helps.

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Heidi Hirdaya wants to help you conquer negativity

Robert Doane speaks to meditation instructor Heidi Hirdaya ahead of some workshops being set up in Prince George.

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Peace of Mind: "Lowered Expectations - the Fall Garden Tour"

Peace of Mind columnist Judy Kucharuk tries to plan a garden tour in Dawson Creek.

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Cori Ramsay wants to transform poverty in northern B.C.

Cori Ramsay of Integris Credit Union of Prince George talks about growing up with poverty and how she's working to change the way it's treated in the north.

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Less timber to be harvested in the Prince George region

The annual allowable cut for the Prince George Timber Supply Area has been reduced by 33 per cent compared to the limits set in 2011. The province's chief forester Dianne Nichols speaks to Andrew Kurjata.

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Fort St John mayor hopes to increase low voting rates

Fort St John has some of the lowest voting rates in the province, including less than eight per cent of eligible ballots being cast in last month's municipal by-election. Mayor Lori Ackerman wants that to change.

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Stand Up for the North committee campaigning for new pool and firehall

Peter Ewart of the Stand Up for the North committee explains why his organization believes voting 'yes' to borrowing money for a new pool and firehall in Prince George will be good for the city.

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Confusion over new public art piece in Prince George

The city of Prince George has unveiled a new piece of public art titled 'Celebrations', but many are having trouble identifying exactly what's on display.

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Jury deliberations begin in murder trial for death of Fribjon Bjornson

The jury at a Supreme Court murder trial begins deliberations after hearing arguments from the Crown and defense in the death of Fribjon Bjornson. Reporter Wil Fundal explains.

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Sears shut down in Prince Rupert another blow to city and brand

Sal Ferlaino is closing his franchise for good on October 28th. It's part of a growing story across Canada: Sears is dying in an age of online shopping. We speak with Sears historian Jerry Hancock.

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North Peace MLA says proportional representation will hurt rural and northern B.C. communities

The NDP government says a vote of 50 per cent plus one in 2018 will be change the first-past-the-post system to proportional representation. But North Peace MLA Dan Davies says if it happens, northern British Columbians will be "left out."

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City of Quesnel says it isn't delaying homeless shelter, but simply waiting on explanation of what it will do

The Quesnel Support and Shelter Society is accusing mayor and council of obstructing the creation of a new homeless shelter, but city hall says it's a matter of process. Robert Doane speaks to director of development services Tanya Turner.

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Kitimat's 'Suicide Hill' needs more safeguards, say residents

'Suicide Hill' is the common name given to a stretch of highway near Kitimat. Recently the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure reduced the suggested speed limit there, but many locals think that's not enough.

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Minigolf and bowling part of community revitalization in Houston, B.C.

Robert Doane speaks to Rebecca Tait of the Pleasant Valley Plaza in Houston about her vision for community revitalization.

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War of words between Quesnel mayor, outreach society over proposed homeless shelter

A group serving Quesnel's homeless is accusing mayor and council of "obstructing" plans for a new shelter, but mayor Bob Simpson says the Quesnel Support and Shelter Society doesn't seem to understand the permitting process.

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Flood gates could be harming Fraser River salmon, SFU study finds

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Rebecca Seifert about her research into how flood gates are affecting fish and water health on the Fraser River.

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Listen to Tom Petty in Cree

Salteau First Nation musician Art Napoleon counts the late Tom Petty among his influences-- so much so that he translated the song "Wildflowers" into Cree.

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'It was just very surreal': Prince Rupert reunion gets caught up in Vegas shooting

A group of former Prince Rupertites were in Las Vegas, attending the country music festival where a gunman opened fire in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Karen Belland about the experience.

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Stories from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry hearings in Smithers, B.C.

Families and survivors gathered in Smithers, B.C. to share first-hand testimony about how they have been affected by the disproportionate rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata collected some of their stories.

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Horses in the hood: horse therapy program starts on inner city farm in Prince George

Andrew Kurjata visits an inner-city farm in the troubled VLA neighbourhood of Prince George where horses are being brought in to help children and youth deal with trauma.

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How does Dawson Creek manage to produce so many music stars?

Carolina de Ryk speaks to CBC TV producer Michael Juk about the special "Outta Dawson", which explores the musical talents of Dawson Creek from opera star Ben Heppner to R&B performer Tonye Aganaba to singer-songwriter Roy Forbes.

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Gladys Radek walks the Highway of Tears in memory of her niece for the seventh and final time

Since her niece went missing from Prince Rupert 15 years ago, Gladys Radek has advocated for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This weekend she is walking over 300 km from Prince Rupert to Smithers for the final time.

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Listen as Prince George's tiny Jewish community gathers riverside to mark Rosh Hashanah

Prince George has numerous Christian churches, two Sikh temples and a mosque, but it doesn't have anywhere official for members of the Jewish faith to gather. So a small group gathered with an iPhone app at the Fraser River to mark Rosh Hashanah.

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B.C. Utilities Commission needs more info from Hydro to complete Site C review

The B.C. Utilities Commission is telling BC Hydro it needs a lot more answers to complete its review of the Site C dam. Carolina de Ryk speaks to B.C. Utilities Commission CEO David Morton.

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Hudson's Hope switches to solar power for some municipal buildings

Robert Doane speaks to Don Pettit of the Peace Energy Cooperative about the future of solar power in northeast B.C.

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What happens if voters say 'no' to new firehall and swimming pool in Prince George?

Mayor Lyn Hall joins Robert Doane to answer listener questions about two major referendums happening this fall: borrowing money to build a new firehall, and a new swimming pool.

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Accountant says Trudeau isn't going after tax loopholes, but entrepreneurs

Robert Doane speaks to Kim Drever of MNP Accounting in Grande Prairie about her concerns over proposed changes to Canada's tax system.

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'It's tired': Fire chief John Iverson makes the case for replacing Fire Hall #1 in Prince George

Ahead of a referendum asking for up to $15 million to replace Prince George's downtown fire hall, chief John Iverson takes CBC on a tour to explain why the existing location is no longer considered viable.

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