CBC Daybreak North — Northern British Columbia
Stories that connect, challenge and champion Northern British Columbia
Northern B.C.'s most listened to radio show
Read articles from northern British Columbia on cbc.ca.
Connecting, challenging and championing Northern B.C.
Tune in weekday mornings for memorable interviews and original journalism with host Carolina de Ryk.
Our talkback line is 1-866-340-1932.
You can use it to leave feedback on stories you hear on our program.
PSAs: It's also a great way to share community events: if you have an announcement you'd like listeners to know about, call 1-866-340-1932 and leave a short (60 seconds or less) message explaining what's happening, where and when and how people can find more information. You can also record your message as a voice memo on your phone and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will then play the announcement on our program.
Story tips or feedback can also be emailed to email@example.com.
CBC Prince George
Phone: (250) 562-6701
Fax: (250) 562-4777
Unit 1 - 890 Victoria Street, Prince George, B.C. V2L 5P1
CBC Prince Rupert
Phone: (250) 624-2161
Fax: (250) 861-6644
Unit 1 - 222 3rd Ave West, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1L1
You can also visit the CBC Northern British Columbia section of cbc.ca.
Meet the team
Carolina de Ryk
Carolina de Ryk has been proud to call Northern B.C. home for more than 15 years.
Since moving to Prince Rupert as a journalist with CBC Radio she has reported from Haida Gwaii to Hudson's Hope, and almost everywhere in between. Her passion is telling the stories of the people behind the headlines.
She is now the host of B.C.'s northern morning show, Daybreak North (a job she likens to hosting a raucous coffee klatch) where listeners gather to swap stories and debate the issues in their backyards and beyond.
When not at work, Carolina and her husband love to cook, go for a long walk with their dog, or read a book with their two daughters.
Bill Fee has been covering northern B.C. for more than a decade.
After working as a news director for Vista Radio in Prince George, he went on to be a reporter, anchor, and news director at CFNR in Terrace, B.C.
He worked in a number of roles for CBC Victoria prior to joining CBC Prince George where he is currently the voice of the morning news for Daybreak North.
When not waking up "dark and early," you can find him digging in the dirt, avoiding wildlife encounters with his dog Smudge, or talking a walk with his wife Jessica and son Findlay.
Reporter Betsy Trumpener is an award-winning journalist, writer, and radio documentary producer.
Betsy's coverage of the 2010 Paralympic Games earned her the National Radio Network Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award. Her journalism has also been recognized with a Jack Webster Award for Best Radio Feature, three national RTNDA awards, and three B.C. RTNDA awards.
She is a published author, at work on her second book. Her book of short fiction, The Butcher of Penetang, was a shortlist finalist for two national literary awards. Her first play, Highway of Fears, was produced by Prince George's Theatre Northwest in 2016.
Catherine Hansen is a long time Prince George resident and a regional and national award winning broadcaster with more than two decades working in journalism.
Catherine is a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Journalism program. She has had stints at CKWL in Williams Lake, and CJCI (now Vista radio) in Prince George before moving to CKPG where she has worked for the past 18 years. At CKPG Catherine has held every job in the newsroom from reporter to anchor to producer, leading and sharing her knowledge with others.
While not at work, she is a voice, dance and speech arts coach, adjudicator and performer, with a diploma from the Music Theatre program at Sheridan College. Catherine is an avid volunteer in the community of Prince George and enjoys running and cycling.
Andrew Kurjata is an award-winning journalist covering Northern British Columbia for CBC Radio and cbc.ca, situated in the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh in Prince George.
In 2014, Andrew produced a special series called "At Home In the Hood", focused on Prince George's inner city VLA neighbourhood. In 2020 he produced "They & Us," a podcast focused on gender identity in northern B.C.
More recently he has been found reporting on the Site C dam in Fort St. John, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry in Smithers and a recurring sinkhole in Prince George.
His last name is pronounced "ker • ya • ta".
Hailing from Ontario, Matt Allen graduated with a Master's Degree in Journalism from Carleton University.
While studying, he gained work experience at publications including Maclean's, the St. Catharines Standard and Postmedia.
Prior to joining CBC, he worked as a reporter at the Athabasca Advocate and Prince Rupert Northern View.
While not on the job, Matt enjoys competing in triathlons, marathons, bicycle races and other long-distance races.
Kate Partridge has lived in Prince George, the traditional unceded territories of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, since 2017.
She has been involved in campus and community radio stations in Toronto, Victoria, and Prince George since 2008.
Kate has a M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto.
She enjoys live music and is learning to love gardening.
Originally from Telkwa, B.C. in the Bulkley Valley, Nicole Oud is a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast and Online Journalism program, as well as Simon Fraser University's Sociology program.
With experience as a reporter, editor and presenter, Nicole has covered stories ranging from the 2018 wildfires to frustrations with ferry service experienced by residents of Haida Gwaii.
Having grown up listening to Daybreak North, Nicole is excited to be a member of the northern B.C. team, though her career highlight remains conducting an interview with the Sedin twins during their final season with the Vancouver Canucks while working for CBC Vancouver's The Early Edition.
Instructions for Google, Alexa and Apple smart speakers
Have a Google Home or Amazon Alexa? You can catch up with Daybreak North on your device, or listen live.
To listen to CBC Radio One live on a Google smart speaker, you can get our live streams, news and music by saying the following:
"Hey Google, play CBC Radio One."
Or, if you are outside of Northern B.C., say:
"Hey Google, play CBC Radio One Prince George."
If you would like to listen to Daybreak North outside of our on-air hours, say:
"Hey Google, play the Daybreak North podcast."
"Hey Google, play the podcast Daybreak North."
Before you can play Daybreak North on your Alexa device, you must enable the CBC skill by saying:
"Alexa, enable CBC."
Once you've done that, you can listen to Daybreak North live, or on-demand.
To listen live between 6 and 8:37 am PT on weekdays, say:
"Ask CBC to play Prince George."
"Ask CBC to play CBC Radio One Prince George."
To listen to the latest episodes on demand, say:
"Ask CBC to play Daybreak North."
An action to listen to CBC Prince George online is being developed. To listen to episodes on-demand, say:
"Siri, play the Daybreak north podcast."
"Play the podcast Daybreak North."
This will play the latest episode or segment.
If you'd like to play more back episodes, say:
"Subscribe to the Daybreak North podcast" and when Siri asks you to confirm, say "Yes."