Audrey McKinnon

Audrey McKinnon is a former host and reporter at CBC Radio. She currently lives in Prince George, B.C. where she works as a writer and artist.

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My little boy will grow up to be a Black man — and I'm afraid

Raising a racialized child in Canada means teaching them about their complex place in the world, says Audrey McKinnon, but that burden needs to be taken on by parents of non-racialized children as well.

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Good fences make good neighbours, but northern B.C. residents say the rules around who pays for those fences are outdated.

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.

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

'Paper Airplane Guy' picks Fort St. John for new flight record attempt, thanks to 6-year-old fan

World record holder John Collins plans to break his own record with his signature plane design on July 11 after 6-year-old local Parker Andrews called him up to talk technique.

2 climbers rescued from B.C. avalanche after placing call to Poland for help

Two Polish mountain climbers were rescued by B.C. emergency responders after surviving an avalanche in Mt. Robson Park and calling home for help.

Protected woodpeckers cause thousands of dollars in damage to Prince George hotel

Construction crews will have to repair damage caused by two northern flicker woodpeckers that are protected under federal and provincial laws

4 cities hoping to host 2020 curling Brier offer pre-sales to gauge community support

The stakes are an estimated economic impact of up to $15 million and 130,000 spectators.

Grieving B.C. mother joins advocates for drug decriminalization after daughter's overdose death

After losing her daughter to an overdose, a Prince George, B.C., mother is joining advocates across the country in rallying for reform to Canada's drug laws.