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September 2012 Archives

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Branding Grand Forks

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Grand Forks has hired a company to help develop a brand for the community. Sarah Winton is the executive director of the Boundary-Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. And Matt Thompson owns Kimberley-based Story & Co.

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Playlist for September 28th

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Pretty flowers!

4:00-4:30

Song: I Was Running
Album: I Was Running
Artist:Alpaca Sports

5:30-6:00

Song: I'm Movin' On
Album: I Hear the Wind in the Wires
Artist: Jim Byrnes

Song: Wait Up For You
Album: Ritual Tradition Habit
Artist: The Belle Game



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Movies with Katherine Monk

This week, Katherine Monk looks at Looper and Hotel Transylvania

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Weekend Wrap for September 29-30th

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photo courtesy, Columbia Salmon Festival

Check out these four events happening around our region:

Columbia Salmon Festival at Fairmont Hotsprings near Invermere
Culture Days in Kelowna
Full Moon Tribal Extravaganza in Prince George
Jim Byrnes performs at Dream Cafe in Penticton

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How to prevent conflicts with bears

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photo courtesy Northern Lights Wildlife Society

Every year, hundreds of bears are destroyed in B.C., because of "conflicts" with people. Most agree, these "conflicts" are not the fault of the animals. The problem is people who leave out food and garbage that attracts bears who are searching for a meal.

Rebecca spoke with Frank Ritcey, the provincial Bear Aware co-ordinator with the B.C. Conservation Foundation.

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Playlist for September 27th

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Squash at the Kelowna Farmers' Market

4:30-5:00

Song: A Soft Place to Land
Album: Voyageur
Artist: Kathleen Edwards

5:30-6:00

Song: Follow
Album: Yes: Side A
Artist: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald


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Osoyoos orchards donate fruit to Prince George charity

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A truck packed with 14 thousand pounds of fruit made its way to Prince George this week. Three orchards in Osoyoos are donating the fruit to the St. Vincent de Paul Drop-in Centre in Prince George. Rebecca spoke with Ken Thibault of Casa Del Mell Orchards and Bernie Goold, the president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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Fracking draws First Nation concerns

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First Nations in Northern BC haven't been shy about their feelings on fracking.


They're worried.

And those concerns are front and centre at the 6th annual Keepers of the Water conference.

It takes place Sept. 26 to Sept. 29 and brings together First Nations, scientists, activists and industry representatives and is hosted by the Fort Nelson First Nation.

Lana Lowe is the conference co-ordinator and the lands director for the Fort Nelson First Nation. She spoke with Rebecca about half an hour before the conference's opening ceremony.
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Playlist for September 26th

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Camaro in Kelowna

4:00-4:30

Song: Canadian Sunset
Album: Sixteen Most Requested Songs
Artist: Andy Williams

4:30-5:00

Song: Hallways
Album: A Sleep & A Forgetting
Artist: Islands

5:00-5:30


Song: Drive
Album: Great Canadian Song Quest 2010
Artist: Hannah Georgas

5:30-6:00

Song: Things Will Get Better
Album: Spring Romance
Artist: Bend Sinister


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Garbage attracting bears

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photo courtesy Northern Lights Wildlife Society

The Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter in Smithers provides homes for bear cubs that are orphaned. The shelter recently acquired four cubs: two from Kamloops, two from Moricetown. In both cases, the bears were orphaned after their mothers were shot by conservation officers. Rebecca spoke with Angelika Langen who owns the shelter.

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The Dish: Squash

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Steve Forbes with two varieties of squash

This week on The Dish, we're talking squash. Rebecca sat down with Steve Forbes of Forbes Farms in Oliver. He and his brother grow about 20 varieties of winter squash.

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More of Steve's squash!


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Rescue staff learn new skills

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How do you rescue someone who's trapped inside a vehicle submerged in fast-moving water? Smithers-based trainers, Raven Rescue offered a course on that this week. Rebecca spoke with executive director Walter Bucher and Prince George participant, Dale Bull.

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Playlist for September 25th

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Don't feed the ducks!

4:30-5:00

Song: Blinding Light
Album: Down By the Khyber
Artist: Joel Plaskett

5:00-5:30


Song: Closer
Album: Untitled
Artist: Tegan and Sara

5:30-6:00

Song: I Can't Lie Down
Album: Co-Op Mode
Artist: Royal Canoe

Song: Do What You Love
Album: Do What You Love
Artist: Lily Frost

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The Classifieds: Antique Canoe for Sale

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Dan McGaughey's vintage canoe
This week in the Classifieds, we meet Prince George's Dan McGaughey. He's selling an antique canoe. Here's his ad:

This canoe was built by the Canadian Canoe Company in Peterborough, Ontario in or around 1952. It was purchased new by my father and has been completely refurbished and re-canvassed. It is 16 feet in length and has had the bow and stern seats re-caned. The canoe has had virtually no use since it was refurbished and is in excellent condition.

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South East Kelowna faces pricey water system upgrade

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Water bills in South East Kelowna could soon rise dramatically. Officials are looking to upgrade the area's water system at a cost of almost $23 million.

But first they need permission from the voters who will be on the hook for the tab. Toby Pike is the general manager of the South East Kelowna Irrigation District.

Rebecca reached him at the East KelownaCommunity Hall where he was attending the first of 3 open houses.

Information on the other two open houses can be found here.


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Wolves a problem for BC Cattle Ranchers

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Wolves are preying on BC's livestock. For more on this story, Radio West heard from Cherryville cattle rancher, Randy Prebushewski, and from Kevin Boon. He's the general manager of BC's Cattlemen's Association.
 
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B.C. mayors debate marijuana

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Medical marijuana patient Kevin Brown smells marijuana available at The Apothecarium Medical Cannabis Dispensary in San Francisco, Dec. 15, 2011. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)
B.C.mayors are meeting in Victoria this week for the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.

Some of them sat down Monday to talk about marijuana decriminalization. One of them was Brian Taylor. He's the mayor of Grand Forks and the original leader of the BC Marijuana Party.

After speaking about pot with his fellow mayors, he spoke with Rebecca.
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Wine Columnist: Syrah vs Shiraz

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This week, wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery breaks down syrah and shiraz.

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Jeannette's recommendations:

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates, Sunrock Vineyard, Shiraz 2010
Painted Rock Estate Winery, Syrah 2009



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Radio West Spotlight: Mozzy Lane

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Mozzy Lane

This week we shine the Radio West spotlight on band, Mozzy Lane. Rebecca spoke to lead singer Roberta Stubbs.

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Playlist for September 24th


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View from Knox Mountain, Kelowna

4:00-4:30


Song: Blank Maps
Album: I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Artist: Cold Specks

4:30-5:00

Song: We Used to Wait
Album: The Suburbs
Artist: Arcade Fire

5:00-5:30

Song: Society Song
Album: Musical Chairs
Artist: Mozzy Lane

5:30-6:00

Song: Lion Heart
Album: Director's Notes
Artist: Emily Wolfe

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Playlist for September 21

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4:00-4:30

Song: Allee der Kosmonauten
Album: Kosmonauten
Artist: Tyson Naylor

4:30-5:00

Song: Dust, Dust
Album: Animals and Arson
Artist: Sam Tudor

5:00-5:30

Song: I Got you Babe
Album: Barchords
Artist: Bahamas

5:30-6:00

Song: Showerhead
Album: Where Your Garden Grows
Artist: Rachelle Van Zanten

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Weekend Wrap for September 21-23

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Lobster mushrooms (bochalla/flickr).


Go hunting for fungi, learn about what you find, and eat too, all at the Sicamous Fungi Festival.

Surround yourself in all things organic and sustainable at the Organic Okanagan Festival.

Celebrate river life at the Prince George Rivers Day Music Festival.

Catch some great blues from Rachelle Van Zanten is Salmon Arm and Penticton.



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Katherine Monk's Movie Review

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Midnight's Children

This week, movie reviewer Katherine Monk looks at Midnight's Children and The Master.


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Kamloops man fends off coyote

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Mark Delponte

We live with animals in this world. But this week, that relationship got a little too close for comfort for one Kamloops man. Mark Delponte was biking home from his job at CN Rail, when he was attacked by a coyote. Mark tells his story to Rebecca.

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Nexen takeover proposal in Canada's hands

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China National Offshore Oil Company's offer for Calgary-based Nexen would give it control of the company's Gulf of Mexico operations. (Nexen)

This week, Nexen shareholders voted to approve a $15 billion takeover bid by the China National Offshore Oil Company. For his thoughts on the proposed takeover, Rebecca talked to Charles Burton. He's a a professor of political science at Brock University and a former counsellor at the Canadian embassy in Beijing.

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Playlist for September 20

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4:00-4:30

Song: Can You Believe It
Album: Come Home to Mama (comes out October 16)
Artist: Martha Wainwright

4:30-5:00

Song: Repatriated
Album: Sound Kapital
Artist: Handsome Furs

5:00-5:30

Song: Breathing Underwater
Album: Synthetica
Artist: Metric

5:30-6:00

Song: Compete with Loneliness
Album: Three More (7" Single)
Artist: Joel Plaskett

Song: Radio
Album: Tiger Talk
Artist: Yukon Blonde

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Greenwood moves to boil water advisory

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Greenwood Mayor, Nipper Kettle, holds up his city's boil water advisory. (Leia Hutchings/CBC)


Residents of Greenwood are one step closer to being able to drink their water. The city has been on a "do not use" order since early this week, when it was discovered the city's reservoir had been broken into- or at least, the lock was broken. Now, they can use the water- as long as they boil it first. For the latest, Rebecca spoke with Mike Adams. He's a public health officer with the Interior Health Authority.


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Playlist for September 19

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4:00-4:30

Song: The Happy Song
Album: Mo Kenney
Artist: Mo Kenney

5:00-5:30

Song: Heavy
Album: Whitewater EP
Artist: Zaac Pick

5:30-6:00

Song: From Nowhere
Album: From Nowhere (comes out September 24)
Artist: Dan Croll

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Checking in with Kinder Morgan

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Kinder Morgan Canada plans to spend $5 billion to upgrade the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline. (Kinder Morgan)

Kinder Morgan is developing plans to twin the Trans Mountain Pipeline. While the approval process is still months (or a year) away, company representatives are making their way along the route, speaking with stakeholders and preparing for public consultations. Rebecca spoke with Project Director Greg Toth, who met with Kamloops City Council yesterday. 

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The Dish: Spuds with Farmer John Cox

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Potato farmer John Cox

On this week's Dish we sit down with potato farmer, John Cox for a lesson in spuds. Listen here as John walks Rebecca through nearly a dozen varieties.

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Hiking into your senior years

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Outdoors Guy Dave Quinn gives tips on hiking into your senior years. 

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Playlist for September 18

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A bilingual stop sign at Thompson Rivers University.


4:30-5:00

Song: Elevator Love Letter
Album: Heart
Artist: Stars

5:00-5:30

Song: Everywhere's an Island
Album: (single)
Artist: The New Originals

5:30-6:00

Song: The Typewriter
Album: The Best of Leroy Anderson
Artist: Leroy Anderson

Song: Born in Ontario
Album: Psychedelic Pill
Artist: Neil Young & Crazy Horse


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Learning from wildfire

A group of forestry students from Rutland Senior Secondary spent the day in Peachland today, helping mop up the Trepanier fire. Rebecca spoke with teacher Wayne Price, and one of his students.


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The Classifieds: Searching for Typewriters

 
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This week, in The Classifieds, we meet Rene Kabis of Kelowna. Here's his ad:

Wanted: An IBM Selectric typewriter.
A Model I, and not a Model II or III.
It can be any colour, but the style and look of the typewriter must be as in the photos supplied.






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Rene Kabis


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West Kelowna Watermain Break

Here's a link to full details for the West Kelowna watermain break.

Expect overnight water shutdown on the following roads:

  • Devon Court 
  • Devon Road 
  • Sommerset Court 
  • Sommerset Road 
  • Sussex Road 
  • Hants Road 
  • Surrey Road 
  • Caledonia Way 
  • Faulkner Crescent 
  • Sunview Place 
  • Sunview Drive 
  • Starlight Crescent 
  • Moonbeam Close 
  • Boucherie Road from Stuart Road to Proserpine Road

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Playlist for September 17


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Okanagan's bounty

4:00-4:30


Song: Light My Fire
Album: The Doors
Artist: The Doors

4:30-5:00

Song: Let Me Be Your Wheel
Album: Lost in the City
Artist: 54-40

5:00-5:30

Song: Magpie
Album: Pick
Artist: The Gords

5:30-6:00


Song: Red Kite
Album: Please Take Courage
Artist: Rosewood's Diary

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Rebuilding the Babine mill in Burns Lake

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Workers from the old Babine Forest Products mill applaud after hearing that the Burns Lake mill is expected to reopen in early 2014. (Stephanie Mercier/CBC)


Today, the owners of the Babine Mill in Burns Lake said they will rebuild- if certain conditions are met. The employees are happy, and the community and province say they will do what they can to meet the conditions. Rebecca spoke with mill owner Steve Zika, and  Burns Lake mayor Luke Strimbold, to learn more.


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Radio West Spotlight: Rosewood's Diary

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Rosewood's Diary

This week we shine the Radio West Spotlight on Vanderhoof's Rosewood's Diary. Rebecca called up vocalist Katie Stanley to find out more.

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Movie Review with Ken Eisner

This week, Vancouver-based movie writer, Ken Eisner fills us in on the latest on the big screen. Ken looks at For a Good Time, Call and Samsara.

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The role of religion in the current unrest in the Middle East

Deadly riots in several Muslim countries have been sparked by a video, posted on Youtube, that ridicules the prophet Mohammad. To talk about the role of religion in the unrest, Rebecca spoke with UBC Professor Edward Slingerland.


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Weekend Wrap for September 14 to 16

Enjoy old love songs of the 60s at Theatre Kelowna's Love on the Line.

Soak up some stories in Procter and Nelson at the Kootenay Storytelling Festival.

Watch free outdoor movies in Quesnel, Prince George, and Dawson Creek.

Find a Terry Fox Run near you!


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Playlist for September 14

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4:00-4:30

Song: Castles
Album: Spitting Bullets
Artist: Windborn

4:30-5:00


Song: Out Like a Lion
Album: The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss
Artist: Whitehorse

5:00-5:30

Song: Easy Come Easy Go
Album: New Wild Everywhere
Artist: Great Lake Swimmers

5:30-6:00

Song: Interstate Love Song
Album: Purple
Artist: Stone Temple Pilots

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Mr. PG goes to the mascot spa

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Mr. PG is getting refurbished

If you've ever been to Prince George, you've probably met Mr. PG. He stands 8 feet tall, wears a hard hat, and has a big fat log for a nose. He's the city's mascot and has been standing at the corner of the city's busiest intersection for 30 years. But this week, Mr. PG was taken down. Rebecca spoke to Aiden Kelly, the CEO of Tourism Prince George, to find out more.

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Playlist for September 13


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4:00-4:30


Song: Knot in My Heart
Album: Ancient Mars (comes out October 2)
Artist: The Zolas

4:30-5:00

Song: The Bear
Album: In the Hills
Artist: Shred Kelly




5:00-5:30

Song: Alexandria
Album: Redgy Blackout
Artist: Redgy Blackout

5:30-6:00

Song: Way I Want
Album: School Days/Way I Want
Artist: Modern Superstitions

Song: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Album: (single)
Artist: Neil Sedaka

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Playlist for September 12

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4:00-4:30

Song: Contagious
Album: Left London
Artist: Marc Robillard

4:30-5:00

Song: I Know What I Know
Album: Graceland
Artist: Paul Simon

5:00-5:30

Song: Whiskey Hearts
Album: Nice to Meet You EP
Artist: Dogwood and Dahlia

5:30-6:00

Song: Hot Stuff
Album: Bad Girls
Artist: Donna Summer

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The Dish: Pepper Festival

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Pepperfest organizer, Carroll MacLean

This week on the Dish we're talking about hot peppers! Rebecca spoke with Carroll MacLean, the organizer behind this weekend's Similkameen Sizzle Pepperfest in Keremeos. Sarah Harker of Harker's Organics in Cawston also joined the conversation. Her family grows peppers.

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Prince Rupert's port marks an anniversary

The Prince Rupert Port Authority unveiled its container terminal five years ago. Since then, business has doubled, as containers move through Prince Rupert from Asia, to the United States. Rebecca checked in with the Port's President and CEO Don Krusel, about the past five years, and the future.


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Studying, and stopping, hitchhiking in the north

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Nicole Hoar went missing while hitchhiking along Highway 16 in 2002. (RCMP)

Hitchhiking is thought to be one of the reasons so many women have gone missing along highway 16. Now, UNBC and the RCMP are getting together to study hitchhiking. Rebecca heard from researcher Jacqueline Holler (who was interviewed on Daybreak North earlier), and then spoke with RCMP Staff Sergeant Gord Flewelling.



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Playlist for September 11

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4:30-5:00

Song: Infinitesimal
Album: The Sticks (comes out September 18)
Artist: Mother Mother

5:00-5:30

Song: The Long Range Mountain Beckons Me
Album: The Mysteries of Life
Artist: Tony O'Leary

5:30-6:00

Song: Family Photo
Album: Voice...Bette & Wallet
Artist: Bette & Wallet

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Obama Bear Hug: Smart Photo-Op?

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There's a new set of photos for Barack Obama's campaign highlight reel. The U.S. President received a bear-hug from restaurant owner Scott Van Duzer in Florida. It got us thinking about other famous political photo ops. Historian Mark Reid joined Rebecca to look back- and to talk about what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to the camera.


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New Investigations Office probes police incident in Prince George

The province's new Independent Investigations Office didn't wait long for its first case. The doors opened on Monday, and on Tuesday, investigators went to Prince George where a man was shot and killed in a police incident this week. In this segment, you'll hear from Owen Court with the investigations office, and also, David Eby. He's the executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association.

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The Classifieds: From Calligrapher to Pipe Insulator

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Tanya Clayton on the job in 1996

Today in the Classifieds, we meet Kamloops' Tanya Clayton. Here's her ad:

    I need a calligrapher to add names and a date on a marriage certificate.
    Please call to discuss a fair price and to set up a  meeting to see your work.


Turns out Tanya Clayton has a pretty interesting story.

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Fall wine releases

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Fall is about more than back-to-school and whether you should wear white after Labour Day.
In the BC wine world, cooler temperatures bring harvest and releasing wine that's ready from previous years. How do wineries time the releases of its next vintage? Radio West wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery joined Rebecca to explain:


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What Jeannette's watching for:

From Tinhorn Creek:

-Oldfield Series 2009 2Bench Red
-Oldfield Series 2009 Syrah
-Varietal 2010 Merlot

All released October 1st


From Orofino:


-2011 "Blind Creek" Chardonnay

Release: Wine Festival, depending on how it does in the bottle

   
From Arrowleaf:


-2011 "First Crush" White
-2010 "First Crush" Red
-2011 Gewurztraminer

All coming out around fall wine festival time




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Playlist for September 10

4:00-4:30

Song: Backlines
Album: The North
Artist: Stars

4:30-5:00

Song: Angel
Album: Boy Caught on Words
Artist: Peirson Ross

5:00-5:30

Song: Comfort Me
Album: Bloody Brilliant
Artist: The Malarkeys

5:30-6:00

Song: Is it Friday Yet?
Album: (single)
Artist: Gord Bamford

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Tour of Peachland Fire Zone

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photo courtesy Brady Strachan

Reporter Brady Strachan toured the fire zone in Peachland this week. He gives Rebecca an update on what he saw.

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Teck Metals admits to polluting Columbia River

For years, residents of Washington State have accused Teck Metals of polluting the Columbia River. The company has been the subject of a lawsuit. This week, Teck admitted some of its slag that entered the river has been hazardous. Rebecca spoke with Richard Deane. He's with Teck's operations in Trail.

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Peachland Information

To find out which evacuation orders have been lifted (and converted to evacuation alerts): Central Okanagan Emergency Operations

To get the latest information for Peachland Elementary: Central Okanagan School District

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Radio West Spotlight: The Malarkeys

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The Malarkeys
This week, we shine the Radio West Spotlight on Kelowna Celtic band, The Malarkeys. Rebecca spoke with band member, Karl Hourigan to find out more.

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Playlist for September 7

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Construction begins on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna


4:00-4:30

Song: The Beat Goes On
Album: unknown
Artist: Buddy Rich

4:30-5:00

Song: Canadian Girls
Album: Dirt
Artist: Dean Brody

5:00-5:30

Song: Penpals
Album: Twice Removed
Artist: Sloan

5:30-6:00

Song: William and Kate
Album: Travelling
Artist: Andrew Smith

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Movie Reviews: The Words and Looper

This week, Katherine Monk talks about The Words and Looper
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Weekend Wrap for September 7 to 9

Join local authors to mark International Literacy Day at Mosaic Books in downtown Kelowna, Saturday from 1 to 4 PM.

Enjoy a pancake breakfast and help raise money for the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund at the Fort St. John Fire Hall on Sunday, from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Spend a night, or a week, stargazing at Merritt Star Quest, September 8 to 15.

Celebrate salmon on Sunday at the Kokanee Salmon Festival in Kelowna, or at Wells Gray Park. In Wells Gray take a tour, meeting at Clearwater Information Centre (at 10:00 AM), or at Upper Clearwater Community Hall (10:30).

Enjoy the onset of autumn at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair.

Check out a new ceramic exhibit at the Valemount Museum.

Take in art that's all about change at the Lake Country Art Walk.

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Playlist for September 6

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4:00-4:30

Song: Waiting on a Sign
Album: Forget About the World
Artist: Jimmy Rankin

4:30-5:00

Song: Permanent Scar
Album: Permanent Scar/The Darkness
Artist: Zeus

5:30-6:00

Song: Reaction
Album: Collections
Artist: Acres of Lions

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Geoff Plant's new job

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Former B.C. attorney general Geoff Plant has been appointed as the chief legal adviser for the province at the Northern Gateway Project Joint Review Panel hearings. (CBC)


Former B.C. Attorney-General Geoff Plant has a new job: helping the provincial government in its cross-examination at the Northern Gateway hearings. He spoke with guest host Manusha Janakiram from Edmonton, where he attending the hearings:


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One Man Star Wars Trilogy

For Charles Ross...watching Star Wars over and over and OVER again as child ... started as a way to pass the time during the winters in Prince George. But as an adult...he turned his knowledge of the trilogy into a one-hour, one-man stage show. Since then, Charles has toured the One Man Star Wars Trilogy around the world. He performs it at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Saturday September 9th. He spoke to guest host Manusha Janakiram

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Mount Burgess Dining Room

It's a list that wants to pay homage to the world's best hotel meals. Now a B.C hotel restaurant just northwest of Field B.C has made the cut. The Mount Burgess Dining Room is part of the Emerald Lake Lodge and it's been recently named as one of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World. Guest host Manusha Janakiram caught up with executive chef, Valerie Morrison.

Mount Burgess Dining Room at the Emerald Lake Lodge
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Playlist for September 5

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4:00-4:30

Song: Call Me Maybe (remix)
Album: (none)
Artist: AntiX

Song: Beat this Heart
Album: The Other Side (coming out September 25)
Artist: Tim Chiasson

4:30-5:00

Song: Wanderin'
Album: Animals and Arson
Artist: Sam Tudor

5:30-6:00

Song: White Woods
Album: Island of Echos
Artist: The Wilderness of Manitoba

Song (excerpt): Bad Religion
Album: Channel Orange
Artist: Frank Ocean

Song: Song about California
Album: It's Easier to be Somebody Else
Artist: Hey Ocean

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Analyzing B.C.'s new cabinet

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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark unveiled her new cabinet on Wednesday morning. (CBC)


Premier Christy Clark introduced her new cabinet today. Mike de Jong takes over Finance, Don McRae moves to Education, and Mary Polak moves to Transportation. Interior MLAs Bill Bennett, Norm Letnick, and Ben Stewart all enter cabinet. Terry Lake, Shirley Bond, Pat Bell, and Steve Thomson all keep their posts.

Political columnist Les Leyne looked at the list, and what it means, with Manusha.



 
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Radio West Spotlight: Willhorse

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This week, we highlight Willhorse from Golden. Manusha called them up to learn more about the band, and their successful campaign to raise money to make an album:

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Eating well while adventuring

Outdoor guy Dave Quinn says you can do way better than bread, trail mix, and pre-bought dehydrated food when you head out on a trek. He shared his tips with guest host Manusha Janakiram.


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Playlists:

Playlist for September 4

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An unusual sight, in Penticton


4:30-5:00

Song: That Rose
Album: Trish Robb
Artist: Trish Robb

5:30-6:00

Song: Tempered Love
Album: (upcoming)
Artist: Willhorse

Song: School Days
Album: Modern Superstitions (coming out October 23)
Artist: Modern Superstitions