Audrey McKinnon

Audrey McKinnon works as a reporter, associate producer and arts contributor for CBC Daybreak North in Prince George, B.C.

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One of the last fluent Dakelh speakers dies, taking 'a whole dictionary with her'

Just shy of 98 years old, Mary Gouchie took any opportunity she could to teach a new word in the Lheidli dialect of Dakelh to anyone who was willing to learn.

Dust-up over roaming cattle in northern B.C. spurs call for changes to the law

Good fences make good neighbours, but northern B.C. residents say the rules around who pays for those fences are outdated.

Prince Rupert boil water advisory continues indefinitely

The 12,000 residents of Prince Rupert are nearing the end of their third week without clean drinking water and there's no end in sight for the boil water advisory imposed on the north coast community.

'Have a heart,' Terrace mother pleads with unknown driver who killed her son in crash

It's been over a month since Cameron Kerr's death, and his family is certain there are witnesses who know more and can help bring the driver to justice.

First Christmas without Greyhound puts nervous northern B.C. driver back on the road

Former Greyhound passenger will drive nearly 600 kilometres in winter conditions to get home for the holidays, because she says the interim bus service put in place by the province doesn't meet her needs.

Northern Health hopes new recruitment efforts will finally curb long-term nursing shortage

Months ago, B.C. Auditor General Carol Bellringer found hundreds of thousands of patients in Northern B.C. at risk because of a lack of nurses in the region. Despite the finding, Northern Health says there hasn't been much growth since then.

Warm start to winter plus plentiful food keeps Prince George-area bears from deep sleep

The Northern Bear Awareness Society says unseasonably warm weather and residential waste availability is affecting bears' winter sleep habits.

River otters fatten up on bite-sized, at-risk sturgeon

The Vanderhoof Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative is releasing larger sturgeon to avoid numerous other predators, but the larger sturgeon are now the perfect-sized meal for local river otters.

Police question 7 people potentially linked to fatal hit and run

Thirty-year-old Cameron Kerr was fatally struck by a Ford F350 early Sunday morning on Highway 16, leading to a police investigation that now includes seven people.

Canadian Tire pulls jelly doughnut-scented bear bait in B.C. after conservation service sounds alarm

Conservation officer Steve Ackles says attracting bears with any food product gets the bears more comfortable being around humans.

Health authority says Prince George needle buyback program could cause harm

A local businessman raised thousands to try to get a needle buyback program off the ground, but Northern Health says programs like these are often ineffective and can even be harmful.

Jury recommends sobering centre after man dies in Prince George 'drunk tank'

Jamie Shanoss died in jail cell T-1 of acute alcohol poisoning in 2016 and an inquest into his death this week led the jury to recommend the creation of a safe sobering centre

Nearly 50 people held in cells during Quesnel's Billy Barker Days festival

The 2017 summer wildfire season shut down the Quesnel, B.C., festival, but it came back with a vengeance this year and police had their hands full.

Kitimat house prices starting to soar with LNG anticipation

Houses are beginning to sell faster than they can be put on the market as a Shell-led group inches closer to a $40-billion decision on a liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat.

Central Coast First Nation preserves eulachon grease tradition as the fish returns to Bella Coola River

The Nuxalk College Eulachon Project aims to revitalize the First Nation's traditional practice of making eulachon grease despite 20 years without a healthy population of the fish in the Bella Coola River