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Swollen Members rapper shares B.C. fan's story of addiction and recovery in new single

The rapper Madchild has been open about his own struggle with drugs. Now, he's sharing the story of one of his fans, who hopes it will inspire others to get on a path to recovery.

Mural depicting colonial history of Prince George to be demolished

The image has been criticized for its depiction of Indigenous people, but Lheidli T'enneh First Nation chief Dolleen Logan has asked for it be preserved to remind people of Canada's colonial past.

Prince George school district facing shortage of substitute teachers, says union

A teachers' union in northern British Columbia says the current "severe" shortage of substitute teachers across the school district could compromise services to students who need extra support.

Burned-out health-care workers hope new restrictions curb COVID spread in B.C.'s north

Doctors, hospital staff and paramedics in northern B.C. say they are at or overcapacity and it is becoming increasingly difficult to get patients routine care as COVID-19 cases in the region surge.

B.C. to invest in treatment and recovery spaces in Prince George 5 years after man's death in custody

The B.C. government will invest $132 million over the next three years on treatment and recovery services across the province, including a new sobering and assessment centre in the northern city.

Why northeastern B.C. has the lowest vaccination rates in the province — and how that's slowly changing

There are multiple reasons northeastern B.C. has the lowest vaccination rates in the province, including a distrust of government mandates. The result is overfull hospitals and a climbing death toll, but that may slowly be changing.

First Nation in northern B.C. launches pilot project to deliver medical supplies by drone

The project's first drone took off on Wednesday afternoon, flying about four kilometres to carry health-care supplies from the village of Fraser Lake to a nearby Indigenous community, located about 100 kilometres north of Prince George, B.C.

'Additional measures' may be coming to slow COVID spread in northern B.C., says Henry

The province had to contract two private planes to transport critical care patients from northern B.C. to other parts of the province over the Thanksgiving weekend.

B.C. Hydro to require mandatory vaccinations for thousands of workers and contractors

The energy company is joining LNG Canada in pushing ahead with mandatory vaccinations for employees.

LNG Canada announces mandatory vaccine policy

The energy consortium says it made the decision on the advice of B.C.'s provincial health officer, and to meet travel requirements announced by the federal government Wednesday. 

How a small-town B.C. council meeting became a source of COVID-19 disinformation worldwide

The city of Dawson Creek, B.C., has removed a previously published portion of a recent city council meeting video after it began circulating in COVID-19 disinformation groups worldwide.

COVID hospitalizations in northern B.C. hit record high, 2 more lives lost

Northern B.C. is currently reporting more than double the provincial average of new COVID-19 cases, and hospitalizations per 100,000 people are more than four times that of other health regions.

Indigenous community in northern B.C. closes access to non-residents to curb COVID-19

The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation near Prince George, B.C., introduced a rule on Sunday to allow only residents and essential workers serving them to enter the community. There is a surge in coronavirus cases in the Prince George area.

Fully vaccinated B.C. mom urges vigilance after testing positive for COVID-19

Cases of COVID-19 are rising among school-aged children and that's having an effect on vaccinated family members.

CBC Daybreak North — Northern British Columbia

Stories that connect, challenge and champion Northern British Columbia, with host Carolina de Ryk. Weekday mornings from 6 to 8:37 a.m. PT, or in your favourite podcast app.

Man charged with killing 3 people in Prince George motel fire

Justin Kyle Aster, 35, is accused of setting a fire that burned the downtown Econo Lodge motel that killed three people.

People's Party and Mavericks attack Conservative stronghold in B.C.

The Conservative Party under Erin O'Toole is being attacked as too left-leaning and beholden to Ontario and Quebec by a pair of new parties hoping to gain ground in northeastern British Columbia, prompting a warning from a Canadian anti-hate group.

Students at Prince George Secondary told to list 'positive' impact of colonies on Indigenous people

The mother of a Prince George, B.C., high school student says she is "fuming" after her son was given an assignment to list the "positive impacts" of colonies on Indigenous people.

Long wait times frustrate voters at some election sites in B.C.

People in Prince George, B.C., have been waiting up to 90 minutes to vote, in part due to a shortage of workers at election sites.

Concerned about homeless camps? Here's how parties say they'll help people living on the streets

Homeless camps have become an issue from Halifax to Prince George, B.C. Despite the prevalence of homelessness across the country and the fact that some say it's a problem requiring federal attention, Canada's major political parties have said little about the issue during the 2021 election campaign.

RCMP investigate tent city shooting as Prince George prepares to evict homeless residents

People who live near the encampment say it's become a source of crime but those who live in it say they have nowhere else to go.

Nurses are leaving their jobs as COVID cases surge and wildfires burn in B.C.'s Interior

Health-care staff in B.C.'s Interior are being overwhelmed by the twin emergencies of persistent wildfires and rising COVID-19 cases, and some of them are leaving their jobs because of it.

Site C workers will need vaccination or negative COVID-19 test, B.C. Hydro says

B.C. Hydro will soon require workers at the Site C dam to have proof of vaccination, an approved exemption or a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to work.

She used to help victims of crime. But a daytime robbery ended her career

"I just wanted her bag," says the man who pleaded guilty this week to attacking veteran social worker Diane Nakamura in downtown Prince George, B.C., in 2018, leaving her with a permanent brain injury.

Falling cottonwood branch kills man in Prince George park

People living near Paddlewheel Park, where the incident occurred, say they've been warning the city about the dangers of falling branches for years.

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