Daybreak North

 
 

Daybreak North

Every morning on Daybreak we champion and challenge the north with memorable interviews and original journalism that connect our listeners from Quesnel to Fort Nelson to Haida Gwaii to the Robson Valley, and all points in-between.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 21, 2018: Daybreak North

Marketplace investigates CRA scams; Eli Glasner reviews 'Life Itself'; Multiple members of the same family running for council in Hazelton; Walk a Mile in Her Shoes; Housing being built in Barkerville; How to hire the right person; People gather along Highway 16 as Jessica Patrick's body returns home; How gym class experiences affect the way we exercise as adults; Coroner's inquest into the death of Jamie Shanoss wraps.

Download Full Episode for Friday, September 21, 2018: Daybreak North
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Lance Barrett-Lenard on Northern resident killer whale population

The presumed death of killer whale calf J50 is raising concerns about B.C.'s residential orca population as numbers decline on the south coast, but the story on the north coast is much different, with the Northern resident pod population last reported at 309 whales.

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Dozens gather along Highway 16 as 18-year-old Jessica Patrick's remains brought home

People gathered along Highway 16 Thursday as the body of 18-year-old Jessica Patrick was transported from Prince Geoge, B.C. home to Smithers. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata spoke to Amy Williams, Mary Modeste and Beverly Tashoots about the impact of Patrick's death.

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Run For It: How city councillors have to work with other levels of government on major issues

Outgoing city councillors Jillian Merrick and Albert Koehler speak about the challenges of tackling major issues facing communities when much of the money and power is in the hands of federal and provincial governments.

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Theatre Northwest celebrates past, present and future in 25th season

Artistic director Jack Grinhaus speaks to Carolina de Ryk about how Theatre Northwest is celebrating its 25th season with critically-acclaimed plays, premiers, and old favourites. We also hear from Anita Majumdar, the playwright and actress behind the critically-acclaimed 'Fish Eyes' which is kicking off the season.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 20, 2018: Daybreak North

New research into why we like being lazy; MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving a life; The future of personlization in tech and advertising; The search for cats missing somwehre between Alaska and Illinois; Curling season delayed in Prince George due to new safety rules following fatalities in Fernie; How city politicians need to work with other levels of government to tackle major issues; Northern B.C. Ale Trail makes its debut; Theatre Northwest celebrating 25th season by looking to past and future.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, September 20, 2018: Daybreak North
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Number of homeless campers surge in Prince George's downtown

In 2017, Prince George bylaw services recorded 72 incidents of people camping downtown. In 2018: over 500. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata visits a food bank and homeless camp in downtown Prince George, then Carolina de Ryk speaks to bylaw manager Fred Crittenden about how the city is managing the growing number of at-risk people in the downtown core.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 20, 2018: Daybreak North

Does reality show tackling racism against Indigenous people do more harm than good?; Sour beer in Belgium; Author Paula Wild explores human relationships with wolves; Visiting a homeless camp in downtown Prince George and discussing the growing issue with city bylaw services; Cheese dust banned in Prince Rupert school, prompting conversation around allergy bullying; Will upgrades to 2nd Ave make Prince Rupert safter for pedestrians?; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on weather the new Apple Watch can actually improve your health; CBC's Robert Doane gets called by a scammer and stays on the line.

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, September 20, 2018: Daybreak North
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Last-minute candidate creates a mayor's race in Prince George municipal election

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata discusses the candidates and issues shaping the municipal election in Prince George.

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Danny Bell finds musical inspiration in the creation of 'Paper'

Prince George-based musician Danny Bell never worked in a mill, but he knows plenty of people who have-- and their stories form some of the stories on his upcoming album, including the track 'Paper.'

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Tuesday, September 19, 2018: Daybreak North

Jennifer Whalen of Baroness Von Sketch; NAFTA talks and floor-crossing in Ottawa; Photo book created by low income people in Smithers sheds new light on "community"; Foot patrol being created in Smithers to improve safety after disappearance and possible death of young woman; Private cannabis dispenseries; Danny 'The Kool-Aid Man' pulls out of race for mayor of Kitimat and Terrace; Northwestern B.C. election preview; Return to Lower Post; Danny Bell and his song 'Paper.'

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RCMP examining new models for rural policing to counter staffing shortages in northern B.C.

RCMP in northern B.C. communities continuously face staffing shortages, so now the force is examining new models to help maintain policing levels in rural areas. RCMP assistant commissioner Eric Stubbs speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Monday, September 17, 2018: Daybreak North

Do-It-Yourself investors fight back; Trade tensions between the United States and China; Emmy Award previews; Checking in on North Coast killer whale populations; RCMP examining new models for rural communities; Prince George election preview.

Download Full Episode for Monday, September 17, 2018: Daybreak North
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City councillor not running again in hopes of increasing diversity in politics

A Dawson Creek city councillor has decided not to run for re-election in part because there are too many of what he calls "old white guys" in politics. Mark Rogers speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Cowboys and cartels: Vanderhoof author explores the journey of drugs into his community through fictional series

David Griffith spends a lot of time thinking about drugs, horses, cartels and revenge-- all as the author of fictional series about a saddle bronc champion caught up in the international drug trade. But much of the story is based on real-life research and experience. Griffith speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 14, 2018: Daybreak North

Special diets for kids; A Simple Favor, reviewed; BC Hydro answers questions about new crisis fund charge on bills; Teacher's shortage; Internships and pay; Mark Rogers not running for re-election because there are too many 'old white guys' in politics; Listener comments; Author David Griffith explores cowboys and cartels from Vanderhoof to Mexico.

Download Full Episode for Friday, September 14, 2018: Daybreak North
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Run For It: How do we get people to vote in local elections?

There's growing concern there will be a lack of turnout in October's municipal elections-- and in many communities, not many people are running for mayor or council positions, either. Carolina de Ryk speaks with outgoing councillors Jill Merrick and Albert Koehler about the issues.

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Play for hay: Fundraiser for livestock affected by B.C. wildfires hopes to offset costs to ranchers and farmers

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Laurie Gallant who is organizing a fundraiser for livestock in the Hazeltons on Sunday, Sept. 16.

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Animal rights group taking death of a Dawson Creek black bear cub all the way to the Supreme Court

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Lesley Fox of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals about their ongoing legal battle over whether or not conservation officers should be allowed to decide when animals get killed.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 13, 2018: Daybreak North

Hurricane Florence; B.C. researchers may have solution to white nose syndrome wiping out bat populations; Terrace middle school students researching how to make streets safer for bikers; Animal rights group taking killing of black bear cub in Dawson Creek to Supreme Court; Prince George boxing legend has memoribilia stolen (and returned); How to get more people to vote in local elections; Advertisers try to reduce buyer's guilt; Musical fundraiser for evacuated livestock.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, September 13, 2018: Daybreak North
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Is the notwithstanding clause democratic?

Carolina de Ryk speaks with professor Eric Adams of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law about Doug Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause, and whether the Prime Minister could use it to be build the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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Every kid under 5 can get free books in Dawson Creek, thanks in part to Dolly Parton

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Tim Schilds about the "Imagination Library" program which is coming to Dawson Creek, B.C. through the Rotary Club and Dolly Parton.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 13, 2018: Daybreak North

Hurricane Florence; Provincial health centres; Starbucks goes to Italy; Explaining the role of the courts in Canadian democracy after Doug Ford invokes the notwithstanding clause; Prevening future wildfires; Transport minister Claire Trevena on Haida Gwaii ferry problems; Cell service comes to Port Clements; The September Spike in asthma-related helath issues; Giving free books to every kid in Dawson Creek.

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, September 13, 2018: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Tuesday, September 11, 2018: Daybreak North

Drugs shortages across Canada; Federal NDP running into troubles; Prince Rupert Poverty Law Advocate Paul Lagace on increase in rental rates; Claus Burchert on trying to recover cherished possessions from burned-down homes after B.C. wildfires; Where can people smoke pot in public?; Calls for improved ferry service to Haida Gwaii; Trading Coast Conference; Walking With Our Sisters in Fort St. John.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, September 11, 2018: Daybreak North
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Good Samaritans sift through ash to find cherished belongings after B.C. wildfires

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Clause Burchert of Samaritan's Purse, an organization that searches through homes destroyed by wildfires to try and find cherished belongings, about his work in Telegraph Creek.

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Emotional art exhibit on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls makes its way to Fort St. John

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Connie Greyeyes-Dick in Taylor, near Fort St. John, about the national art piece "Walking With Our Sisters".

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Full Episode for Monday, September 10, 2018: Daybreak North

Go Public investigatesa woman stuck with a car she can't legally drive due to inheritance problems; Apple's new iPhones; marijuana sales up for debate at UBCM; Haida Nation showcased at Toronto International Film Festival; Credit card costs; Sandspit ferry troubles; B.C. Principal's Association; Every B.C. municipality-- in song!

Download Full Episode for Monday, September 10, 2018: Daybreak North
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Kitimat's bylaw services challenged by growing number of calls over off-leash dogs

People in Kitimat are complaining about a growing number of off-leash dogs and, in some cases, dog bites and fights with their pets. Maryann Ouellet is a bylw officer and manager of the local Humane Society and she says her resources are stretched thin.

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'We are glad you are here': Inside B.C.'s first public Indigenous-centric school

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata visits Nusdeh Yoh, a public elementary school in Prince George centred around Indigenous philosophy, language and learning and the concept of community.

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Smithers man drawing ire of LNG supporters over pipeline challenge

The TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline has the support of over a dozen communities from Fort St. John to Kitimat, but not the support of Michael Sawyer. The Smithers man has launched a jurisdictional challenge, arguing the project hasn't been properly reviewed-- he tells guest host Andrew Kurjata why he believes it's important these projects are closely scrutinized.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 7, 2018: Daybreak North

Education minister Rob Fleming on class size, wildfires and Indigenous curriculum; Jennifer Garner's 'Peppermint' revenge movie reviewed' Kitimat dealing with growing number of dog complaints; The hidden history of Smithers' 'Indiantown' and what it tells about racism and reconciliation; Lessons from school for the workplace; Why the sleepy former fishing town of Ocean Falls is hosting a cryptocurrency operation; New Rural B.C. Party formed; Longlist for Canadian book awards; Should Alberta leave Canada?

Download Full Episode for Friday, September 7, 2018: Daybreak North
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Exploring the hidden history of Smithers' 'Indiantown' and what it says about racism and reconciliation

It wasn't until he was an adult that Tyler McCreary discovered he grew up in a part of Smithers, B.C. formerly known as 'Indiantown' due to the population of Witsuwit'en living there. In his new book 'Shared Histories,' he explores why they were driven out of the community and how settler and Indigenous communities can move forward together.

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Why a cryptocurrency company has set up in a small central B.C. fishing town

Ocean Falls Blockchain Corp. CEO Kevin Day explains why he's moved to Ocean Falls on B.C.'s central coast to mine for crytocurrency.

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Prince George shuts down another crime hot spot, but will it deter crime?

Mayor Lyn Hall joins guest host Andrew Kurjata to discuss why the city has shut down another motel identified by police as a crime hot spot, and whether the city is getting results from the strategy.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 6, 2018: Daybreak North

Tracking teens; Addictions art; Smart cars; Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall on cracking down on crime-ridden motel; Smithers man launching challenge to approval of Coastal Gaslink pipeline to Kitimat; Outgoing city councillors Jillian Merrick and Albert Koehler share advice for new nominees; Songs about songs; How students react to Indigenous-centered curriculum in classrooms; Fort St. John author Jenna Morland on how she wrote her first novel after not finding what she wanted to read.

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Run For It: Do campaign signs work and what happens if there's no mayor's race?

With municipal elections underway, we're launching a new segment titled 'Run For It,' in which past leaders share advice on how to mount a campaign for mayor, council, regional district or school board. This time, outgoing Prince George city councillors Jillian Merrick and Albert Koehler weigh in on campaign costs, the use of campaign signs, talking to your family about running and the lack of challengers for the mayor's job.

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What is 'meaningful consultation' with Indigenous groups in the context of Trans Mountain and Site C?

Guest host Andrew Kurjata speaks with two Indigenous lawyers about what 'meaningful consultation' looks like in a legal context when governments want to work with First Nations on major energy projects. Guests: Merle Alexander and Tim Thielmann.

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As wildfires die down, communities prepare to assess long-term damage

People are still out of their homes, but wildfire activity is dying down in northwestern B.C. Guest host Andrew Kurjata speaks with Bulkley-Nechako Regional District chair Bill Miller about what comes next for his region.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 5, 2018: Daybreak North

Should the federal government fund student meals?; Winner of Prince Rupert phonebook photo conest; Khalil Akhtar on cities famous for their food; Prince George baseball product returns Amanda Asay with bronze from Woman's World Cup; Bill Miller of Bulkley-Nechako on wildfires dying down and challenges to come; EI pilot project not extend to North Coast fishers; What does meaningful consultation on projects like Trans Mountain and Site C look like; Kwalgiulth artist Carey Newman on bringing the Witness Blanket project into classrooms; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on back-to-school anxiety.

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How to create more opportunities for growth in northern B.C. soccer

Ahead of their new season, the head coaches for the UNBC men's and women's Timberwolves soccer teams join guest host Andrew Kurjata in studio to discuss their new Masich place home field, how wildfire smoke delayed their season, and opportunities for growing professional soccer in Prince George and across Canada.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, September 4, 2018: Daybreak North

Problems and benefits with split classes; Canadian air travel getting more expensive; Much on the line for Liberals in NAFTA negotiations; American man running through B.C. on journey from Alaska to Florida; UNBC soccer preview; Election signs go up; Why more parents aren't using RESPs; Indigenous curriculum new focus in B.C. classrooms; The Canadian connection to Cabbage Patch Kids.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 31, 2018: Daybreak North

National Firearms President Sheldon Clare; Business columnist Deborah Yedlin on Trans Mountain fallout; Theresa Simmonds on how Dawson Creek needs to reduce the stigma around opioid addiction; Good Night Out's Stacey Forrester on reducing harm after police in Prince George receive multiple reports of women allegedly being drugged at drinking establishments; Airline baggage fees going up; The story of Elliot, the Francois Lake ferry-riding deer; Tumbler Ridge museum searching for new home for fossil collection; The heirloom potatoes of Huble Homestead.

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Tumbler Ridge paleontologists looking for new home for fossils as funding dries up

Daybreak guest host Andrew Kurjata speaks with Lisa Buckley of the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre about why she is looking for a 'forever home' for the collection of dinosaur bones and fossils in Tumbler Ridge.

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From outlaw Cariboos to Russian Reds, the heirloom potatoes of Huble Homestead

Over 100 years ago, Huble Homestead was home to a host of potatoes. Now the historic site is reviving the tradition with Potato Festival. Nicole Krizmanich joins Daybreak guest host Andrew Kurjata to sample six varieties of heirloom potatoes being celebrated over the Labour Day long weekend.

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Oh, deer: bottle-fed buck follows Southside wildfire evacuees by hitching a ferry ride

The deer was spotted nuzzling up to a group of firefighters on the ferry across Francois Lake from the Southside, away from the fires, towards Burns Lake earlier this week- and this is not the first time he's followed people or tried to get on the ferry.

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MLA John Rustad says a 'Royal Commission' is needed to find out what went wrong in dealing with B.C. wildfires

With 2018 now the worst wildfire season on record in the province, many questions are being asked about how the province has handled fire prevention and fighting. MLA John Rustad used to be the forestry minister under the B.C. Liberals, and he speaks to Daybreak guest host Andrew Kurjata.

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Lessons from the 2014 whooping cough outbreak on Haida Gwaii

Guest host Andrew Kurjata speaks to Dr. Tracey Morton about a new study he authored on the 2014 outbreak of whooping cough, in which nearly three per cent of the population on Haida Gwaii had the disease and the delays in getting extra resources to help.

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The director of the first full-length Haida-language film is more worried about his aunties' reviews than the critics

CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks to Gwaii Edenshaw, the co-director of 'Edge of the Knife' about making a movie with a Haida cast, in the Haida language and why he's more nervous about showing it to his aunties than he is about the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 30, 2018: Daybreak North

The health impacts of different types of dairy; Why auto-makers are pushing family trucks over family cars; Lessons learned from whooping cough outbreak on Haida Gwaii; MLA John Rustad on B.C. wildfires; Federal government exploring handgun and assault rifle ban; Rural residents north of Smithers organize to prevent wildfires; Trans Mountaint construction permits overturned by Federal Court of Appeal; Director Gwaii Edenshaw on making the first full-length movie in the Haida language.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 29, 2018: Daybreak North

Nelson, B.C. man paraglides from Montana to McBride; Managing sleep before back to school; Vegan food sales on the rise; What happens if Imperial Metals can't afford to clean up Mt. Polley spill?; Supporting small-town students as they head to big-city campuses; Why is lightning causing so many fires?; Is supply-management of Canada's dairy industry worth jeopardizing free-trade with the United States?; Pumpkin spice lattes and Hallowe'en costumes in August; UBC researchers discover way to convert any blood to Type O; Lessons learned for Cariboo Chilcotin school district after last year's wildfires.

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October in August

Between pumpkin spice lattes in coffeeshops and Hallowe'en costumes in stores, you could be foriven for thinking it's already autumn rather than the final days of August. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata hits the streets of Prince George to find out what people think about the creep of fall into the dying days of summer.

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Northern non-profit offers support to small-town students dealing with sexual assault on campus

The Northern Society for Domestic Peace has launched a new website aimed at helping rural and Indigenous students heading to campuses in larger cities stay safe when dealing with traumatic events like sexual assault without their traditional support networks.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Daybreak North

The importance of breakfast to childhood learning; McBride pedicab company starts up; Where is Canada left in U.S.-Mexico trade deal?; Prince George discovers major damage is causing recurring sinkhole; What's behind the breakdown in trust between wildfire officials and residents whose homes are threatened?; CCPA report on Mt. Polley mine failing; Northern Lights Wildlife Society preparing for fallout from wildfires; Stealing office supplies; How Nechako Lakes teachers and students are preparing for back-to-school with wildfires looming in the background.

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Extra support being offered to students, teachers affected by wildfires as back-to-school looms

Back to school plans in the Lakes District are being made as evacuation orders and alerts remain in place for communities from Fort St. James to Grassy Plains. Carolina de Ryk speaks with superintendent Manu Madhok about how the district is adjusting to the stressful situation for students and teachers alike.

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Tempers run hot as trust between B.C.'s wildfire service and residents affected breaks down

Over the weekend, protests were mounted in Burns Lake driven by the belief of some residents of the region that the B.C. Wildfire Service isn't doing all it can to protect homes under threat. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Rod Holland, CAO for Fraser Lake, about the importance of keeping lines of communication open-- and shutting down social media rumours.

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Sinkhole damage in Prince George worse than expected

The cause of a recurring sinkhole in Prince George has been discovered, and it's far worse than expected. Carolina de Ryk speaks to head of engineering, Dave Dyer.

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Drought worsens in northern B.C., threatening fish stocks and wildlife

Many creeks and streams in northern B.C. are now at record lows as the drought conditions in the region worsen. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Valerie Cameron, the water stewardship manager for the Ministry of Lands about the cause and consequences of the water shortage.

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Should slash-burning return in order to prevent future wildfires in B.C.?

The 2018 wildfire season is now the second-worst on record, just behind 2017's. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Michael Larock of the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals about best practices for cleaning up forest floors to prevent future fires, from slash-burning to

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Bottled water being served to patients while water quality in Prince Rupert hospital investigated

The B.C. Nurses Union is concerned about the water quality at the Prince Rupert hospital, and although Northern Health say the tap water is safe to drink the authority is investigating the discolouration being observed, and shipping in bottled water for patients and staff.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 27, 2018: Daybreak North

New study casts shadow on low-carb diets; Composting whale carcasses; Canadian National Blind Hockey team training in B.C.; Interest rate decision coming from Bank of Canada; murky tap water at Prince Rupert hospital being investigated; Association of B.C. Forest Professionals on slash-burning and other practices for preventing wildfires; Extreme drought hits northern B.C., threatening fish, wildlife and industry; Uber for pets; Pay it forward at drive-thru windows; Screen blindness.

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Fire ecologist explains why B.C.'s forest fires are so aggressive, and how we can try to change that

Carolina de Ryk speaks with fire ecologist and consultant Bob Gray about the science of B.C.'s wildfires.

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The future of campfires in the age of wildfires

CBC outdoors columnist Ash Kelly explores how aggressive wildfires and burning bans are changing our relationship to camping and campfires.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 24, 2018: Daybreak North

The government's new strategy to reduce child poverty; Rich Terfry on the story behind Gram Parsons; Eli Glanser reviews one movie he loves... and one he doesn't; Maxime Bernier abandons the Conservatives, angering one local MP; Fire ecologist Bob Gray on why wildfires in B.C. are getting worse and how to chane that; Former Premier Dan Miller appointed to bring loggers and manufacturers together; Vernon tries to ban shopping carts in public; Smithers fall fair preview; CBC's Ash Kelly on campfires in the age of forest fires.

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Justin Trudeau won't commit to federal response plan for B.C. wildfires

The Prime Minister was in Prince George Thursday morning to offer his support to first responders dealing with wildfires in northern B.C., but he wouldn't commit to a new federal response plan or extra spending for First Nations communities.

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Chicken emoji: Conservative MP takes to Twitter to criticize Maxime Bernier's departure from party

High-profile MP Maxime Bernier used Conservative caucus meetings in Halifax as an opportunity to leave the party, calling it 'morally corrupt.' That prompted a strong reaction from Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. He speaks to CBC's Audrey McKinnon about Bernier, as well as Justin Trudeau's visit to Prince George as wildfires burn in B.C.

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Emergency shelter for evacuee dogs reaches capacity in Prince George during B.C. wildfires

The CBC's Nicole Oud visits the emergency shelter in Prince George set up to look after dogs belonging to B.C. wildfire evacuees.

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'A very difficult decision': wildfires cancel 75th annual Lakes District Fall Fair

Naida Hazelton of the Lakes District Fall Fair Association speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the difficult decision of cancelling this year's celebrations.

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How 'stalling' weather patterns are making smokey skies worse

Much of northern B.C. has been covered by wildfire smoke for the month of August, pushing air quality to hazardous levels. Carolina de Ryk speaks to climatologist David Phillips of Environment Canada about what's going in the skies.

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How Tsimshian chef Carl Clifton is decolonizing fine dining

Carolina de Ryk visits Carlf Clifton as he prepares a meal at Prince Rupert's Cargo Restaurant.

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Wildfire evacuees discuss fear, challenges of being forced out of their homes in northern B.C.

Smoke and flames have forced over 1,000 people to take shelter in Prince George as fires burn in northwestern B.C. Though many are offering to help, life is still challenging for those put out of their homes. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Sharon Ketlo and Bev Tashoots about their experiences.

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Mother of toddler with autism calls for better crew training after harrowing B.C. flight

Anna Maria Williams hopes staff can learn to accommodate passengers with special needs better

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 23, 2018: Daybreak North

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Prince George; What finding ice on the moon means; Tsimshian chef Carl Clifton revives Indigenous cooking traditions in Prince Rupert; demand high and supply low for French Immersion teachers; Telegraph Creek fire update; SPCA in Prince George opening second centre for evacuee dogs; Two wildfire evacuees on the challenges of being away from home in Prince George; Spokane man comes up with plan to 'blow the smoke back to Canada'; Prince George Symphony Orchestra prepares for fall season-- the first without debt in many years.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 22, 2018: Daybreak North.

Kitimat wins a waste award; Babine fire update; Why some people are ignoring evacuation orders; Back to school sleep schedules; Environment Canada's smoke forecast; Lakes District Fall Fair cancelled.

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Interview with Brian Menousnos on B.C.'s melting glaciers

Daybreak North host, Carolina De Ryk, spoke with Brian Menounos about how the melting ice caps are offering miners access to mineral-rich terrain.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 21, 2018: Daybreak North

Babine forest fire complex expected to worsen; How the Catholic Church needs to move forward to address the issue of clergy abuse; Premier John Horgan in northern B.C. to assess B.C. wildfires; Williams Lake resident receives Good Samaritan award for life-saving actions during 2017 wildfires; dredging for LNG Canada begins in Kitimat but no final decision in place; B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver on the future of the green economy; Stanley Cup comes in Prince George; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on how to mitigate wasp stings; Melting glaciers in B.C. offer mining opportunity.

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Premier John Horgan says B.C. needs to increase fire mitigation spending to adapt to 'the new normal'

For the second year in a row, B.C. is under a state of emergency due to wildfires throughout the province. Premier John Horgan tells the CBC's Carolina de Ryk it is clear the current strategy of spending hundreds of millions fighting fires but just a few million preventing them isn't working.

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Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall says contrary to rumours, city can still take in widlfire evacuees

The number of wildfire evacuees in Prince George nearly doubled over the weekend, but Mayor Lyn Hall says although some are moving on to Quesnel and Williams Lake, rumours the city is out of space are untrue.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 20, 2018: Daybreak North

#MeToo in medicine; Tesla tweets affecting stock; Air travel and autism; Wildfire evacuee update with Prince George mayor; Francois Lake resident; B.C. wildfire update; Climate change and sleep; Wildfire air quality.

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B.C. Interior Wildfire Special: State of Emergency

Thousands of people in B.C.'s interior are under evacuation alerts, including Fort St. James and Kimberley, while others are already forced out of their homes. Updates from the B.C. Wildfire Service, information for evacuees in Prince George and Williams Lake, and stories of people helping each other during trying times in the Lakes District.

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Stanley Cup winner back in Prince George to celebrate with friends, family and fans

As a member of the Washington Captials, Prince George-raised Brett Connolly played a key role in bringing the team its first Stanley Cup. Now he's in Prince Geoge and is planning a community celebration.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 17, 2018: Daybreak North

Fort St. James prepares for evacuation; Eating sustainably; Free fire suppression training in Burns Lake; How homeowners can be fire smart; Prince George evacuees update; Fort St. James Mayor Rob MacDougall; Wildfire evacuee's guitar stolen in Prince George; Telegraph Creek wildfire update; Prince George's Brett Connolly prepares to bring Stanley Cup back home; Stories of people helping others during wildfires; CBC's Wil Fundal in Fort St. James.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 16, 2018: Daybreak North

Body image and hormones; Fort St. John charity drive; future of corn; China decides trout are salmon; Wildfire information; Prince George mayor Lyn Hall; Aretha Franklin; destroyed Prince Rupert cherry trees have new life as taiko drum sticks; UNBC works to lower fire risk to campus; Why some people are refusing to leave wildfire evacuation zones-- and why others want back in; B.C. Northern Exhibition prepares for a smokey fall fair.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 15, 2018: Daybreak North

Wildfires get closer to Burns Lake: acting mayor Charlie Rensby, Cheslatta Chief Corrina Leween; regional district chair Bill Miller; CBC reporter Andrew Kurjata; No Fly List targeting kids may be changed; the future of corn; Fort St. John dog park gets a bigger budget; Wildfire preparedness; Max the RCMP therapy dog retires in Prince George; Advertising and loneliness; Bulkley Valley classical music festival.

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Did the province act quickly enough to stop wildfires in northern B.C.?

The federal government is stepping in to help fight wildfires in B.C. after receiving a request from the province. But many in the Bulkley-Nechako region feel they've been overlooked. Carolina de Ryk speaks to forests minister Doug Donaldson.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 14, 2018: Daybreak North

Fire updates; tech-savvy health care; paid leave for domestic abuse survivors; fire frustration in northwestern B.C.; new research on shaken baby syndrome; Saudi students leaving UNBC studies; salt and health; invasive minnows in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 13, 2018: Daybreak North

A cannabis vet on medicinal marijuana and dogs; An economic crisis in Turkey has rocked global stock markets and currencies; Terrace's Kermode Frienship Society is finishing up its new building; Bulkley-Nechako Regional District board chair Bill Miller on forest fires; Prince George gets ready to welcome evacuees; A national advisory council on a possible national pharmacare program; New elder's housing in Prince George; Crooked Leg Ranch animal rescue in Quesnel prepares for fires; five-time slo-pitch champion representing Prince George.

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Terrace's Kermode Frienship Society finishing up its new building

The CBC's George Baker gets a tour of the new 9,000 square feet Kermode Friendship Society's centre in Terrace.

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Animal rescue prepares for wildfire evacuations

The CBC's Nicole Oud visits Willow Eyford at the Crooked Leg Ranch animal rescue outside Quesnel as they prepare for a possible evacuation order due to spreading wildfires.

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Daybreak North August 8, 2018 (With Chris Walker in Kelowna)

A pioneering farming family in the Okanagan turns his soil over to cannabis; A new study shows we are at risk of entering "Hothouse" conditions. A climate researcher tells us what to expect from a Hothouse Earth; We find out how big of an impact Saudi Arabia's feud with Canad has on international students at a local College; When wildfires are raging near your community, where do you turn to stay informed? For many people throughout the province, the answer is a Facebook group run by a small group of community volunteers; As fires rip through buildings in Telegraph Creek, we get an update on the ever growing Alkali Lake fire; Say goodbye to Sandy Hook conspiracies, interdimensional warfare and the communist Hilary demons. Alex Jones is banished from social media;We check with the BC Wildfire service on other wildfires burning in the province

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B.C. First Nation enters the pipeline services business

The Lower Nicola Indian Band near Merrit, B.C. has purchased a company that provides maintenance support to Kinder Morgan and other energy sector clients.

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Hunters plan to help province collect moose data

Hunting season for bull moose in the Bulkley Valley is down to three days because the province says moose populations are on the decline. Now hunters are going to help count moose this hunting season to ensure the numbers are properly reflected.

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Seven years sober, Quesnel woman bridging divides with needle cleanup program

Jenny McDougall knows from personal experience that when you are homeless and struggling with addiction, it can be tough to feel like you belong. Now, she's started a program that helps people going through the same issues find employment and bridge divides by cleaning up needles throughout Quesnel.

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Juno-nominated addictions councillor Marcel Gagnon pens play about growing up Indigenous in Canada

Marcel Gagnon is a Juno-nominated musician, as well as an elder and addictions councillor known for mentoring men and women of all walks of life. Now, he's trying on the hat of playwright and actor in 'The Drum Is Calling You Home,' which depicts pivotal moments in his own life growing up Indigenous in Canada.

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Terrace, B.C. tries to deter drug users in its new waterpark

Terrace Mayor Carol LeClerc speaks with Daybreak guest host Audrey McKinnon about the increased use of drugs at the city's new waterpark.

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'A motorcycle on wings': 1938 World War II training plane finds new home in northern B.C.

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks to pilot Chris Baldwin about his 1938 Tiger Moth biplane, flying the skies of northern B.C.

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Celebrating the aviation culture of Vanderhoof, B.C.

Did you know someone once flew between Vancouver and Vanderhoof upside-down, setting a world record? Guest host Audrey McKinnon speaks to Tom Bulmer about the history and future of the Vanderhoof International Airshow.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 3, 2018: Daybreak North

Indigenous science camp; deal struck on the future of Galore Creek gold mine; Di Golding reviews live-action version of Winnie The Pooh 'Christopher Robin'; three-storey cinema set up in Prince George park; Terrace tries to crack down on drug use at city waterpark; wheelchair car; Terrace's Kermode Friendship Society moves into a new building; former drug addict trying to break down barriers in Quesnel with Clean Team program; Vanderhoof International airshow preview and no brakes, no roof, no problem-- a flight with a World War II-era training plane now flying the skies of northern B.C.

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'It's quite serious': EpiPen shortage combined with wasp boom has community pharmacist worried

There is a nation-wide shortage of lifesaving EpiPens, and in northern B.C. there is a boom in the number of wasps. That combination has Fort St. John pharmacist Mostafa Seleem worried about the safety of his customers.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 2, 2018: Daybreak North

Are attitudes to safety in bull riding changing after the death of Ty Pozzobon?; A peek at life inside a wildfire fighting camp; Fort St. John pharmacist worried about EpiPen shortage combined with boom in wasps; The risks and rewards of Quesnel's downtown redevelopment plan; Children's book on post-partum deeression; A Smithers company is aiming to help make builiding a tiny house easier and more accessible; Shell visits Terrace to talk to residents about LNG development; Juno-nominated musician and elder Marcel Gagnon debuts new play, 'The Drum Is Calling You Home'.

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Quesnel hopes its downtown re-development gambit will pay off

Cities across northern B.C. are talking about how to transform their downtowns, but Quesnel is in the middle of major changes-- Reid St. is being ripped up, and plans are underway to divert truck traffic away from the riverfront. Will it pay off? Andrew Kurjata reports.

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'Mama's Cloud': author tackles post-partum depression in new children's book

When Jessica Williams was experiencing post-partum depression, she looked for a children's book to help explain it to her kids. Since she couldn't find one, she decided to write it herself.

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Number of wasps 'the worst I've ever seen' says Prince George exterminator

If you feel like there are more wasps than normal, you're not alone. Mike Jaenicke of Interior Pest Control in Prince George says this is the worst year he's ever seen for them-- he shares some tips on how to handle them.

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Telkwa mayor fed up residents' insurance rates are determined by a city 350 km away

Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen sent a letter to ICBC asking them to re-evaluate their regional boundaries because his village pays higher insurance rates than nearby Smithers due to being in the same region as Prince George.

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How Prince George is solving affordable housing problems

While many people think affordable housing in B.C. is primarily an issue for Vancouver, Prince George has had its own troubles with the rental market. Coun. Murry Krause speaks to Carolina de Ryk about how the city is increasing infill and multifamily housing in the city.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 1, 2018: Daybreak North

Chinese tech-giant Huawei has been operating in Canada for years...but with the company set to become a world leader in 5-G technology, does it pose a threat to our national security?; A plea to save Hooterville, a squatter's community on Haida Gwaii; Olive oil fraud; Coun. Murry Krause on why Prince George needs more infill and multi-family housing; hunters try to determine why moose populations are declining; animal rights rally in Quesnel; tobacco companies fight vaping regulations; How Kids Help Phone is adapting to kids' changing needs; new supportive housing in Prince Rupert; 3D printed guns; Prince George exterminator says this is one of the worst years for wasps he's ever seen.

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Remembering Kazuko Komatsu, the woman who made Prince George beer a global commodity

Longtime president and CEO of Prince George's Pacific Western Brewing Kazxuko Komatsu has died. Brewery manager Tom Leboe joins Carolina de Ryk to remember her.

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Running controversey over Masich Place in Prince George comes to close

The city of Prince George has reversed a decision to reduce public access to Masich Place's running track, following widespread outcry in the community.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 31, 2018: Daybreak North

A space journalist joins us to talk about our neighbouring planet Mars as it passes very near to us through its orbit; She turned a struggling Prince George brewery into an international powerhouse of beer. A toast to the memory of Kazuko Komatsu, the president and CEO of Pacific Western Brewing who died Friday; we get the latest on the controversy over Masich Place and the decision by the city to reduce public access to the popular outdoor running track; We head to a popular Prince George park to hear how residents are cooling off this summer; and breaking ground for the people bringing you back. Terrace Search and Rescue is one step closer to realising its dream of a new building.

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Department store in Terrace relaunches under new name after nationwide Sears closures

For 17 years, Boota Uppal ran the Sears Hometown store in downtown Terrace, B.C., until the chain was shut down across the country last year.

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Access to drinking water the biggest problem for homeless during heatwave in Prince George

The CBC's Nicole Oud speaks to Michael Warren about the difficulty of living on the streets in Prince George during a heatwave, followed by a conversation with Audrey Schwartz of Active Support Against Poverty.

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Wildlife association frustrated by growing garbage problems in Prince George, B.C. backwoods

Matresses, boats and old tires among the growing garbage problem in the woods around Prince George. Don Willimont of the Spruce City Wildlife Association speaks to the CBC's Audrey McKinnon about cleanup efforts.

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Exploring the Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

Forget the pub crawl-- in northwestern B.C., yarn enthusiasts are traveling hundreds of kilometers to visit local yarn shops. The CBC's Nicole Oud explores why.

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'Love-locks' destroying Prince Rupert, B.C. bridge

Copules are putting lovelocks-- padlocks meants to express their love-- on the Rushbrooke Trail bridge in Prince Rupert, but the Kaien Island Trail Enhancement Society are warning they'll have to start cutting them off before they destroy the bridge.

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He's 'not an environmentalist', but the mayor of Fort Nelson wants to ban plastic bags

Although Bill Streeper balks at calling himself an environmentalist, he's fed up with seeing plastic bags clutter up streets and landfills and waterways. The mayor of the Northern Rockies Regional Municiaplity (Fort Nelson) speaks to the CBC's Audrey McKinnon.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 30, 2018: Daybreak North

Blue-green algae; earning reports from Apple and Tesla; bag ban in Fort Nelson; love locks causing trouble on Rushbrooke Trail in Prince Rupert; cooling homes the old-fashioned way; yarn crawls; backwoods clean-up; hot weather and the homeless.

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Full Episode for Friday, July 27, 2018: Daybreak North

During a heatwave, how do you make sure your kids are safe from heatstroke. We ask a pediatric professor for his suggestions; CBC National corresepondent Briar Stewart on B-C's dying caribou herds and efforts to save them from extinction; Skeena sport anglers await the greenlight to an unexpected sockeye season; We take a look at the way people are using pot in the woods and what that means for search and rescue teams; We head to the Witset First Nation where plans to develop educational tourism around Indigenous cultures in B-C's northwest take a major step forward this week with the completion of a new campground. After Sears shut down all its stores across Canada, the owner of the Terrace location has decided to re-open in the same space, with the same employees and what he thinks is a better business plan.

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Full Episode for Thursday, July 26, 2018: Daybreak North

Sunday's mass shooting in Toronto has started a national conversation about gun violence, and whether the federal government should ban handguns. We get thoughts from a former police superintendent; We hatch up an update on a trio of emu's near Terrace; A dance that once belonged to the Bollywood screen is now making it's way to the exercise floors of Prince Rupert. The legacy of Bhangra on the North Coast of BC; Part cartoon, part scam, part cult. The family of a Kelowna boy blames his death on a cyber-punk cult that promises a new life in virtual reality; DFO trains to use pontoons to give sea mammals a second chance at life; En pointe with Japanese folk dance. Why a Canadian ballet teacher in Japan is coming home to Smithers in the name of folk dancing.

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Exploring an undiscovered 'wonderland' of life in B.C.'s oceans

A group of researchers has returned from an unprecedented trip exploring B.C.'s seamounts: underwater volcanos that are home to numerous species, including some that may have been previously undiscovered. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Bob Rangeley of the non-profit Oceana Canada about the trip.

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Smithereens asked to weigh in on new public spaces at school, library, art gallery

A series of re-designs of public spaces are underway in Smithers, and people in the community are being asked to help shape their future. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Dave Margerm of the school district and Wendy Wright of the library.

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Stressed about wildfires? Talk about it, says mental health association

Wildfires displaced thousands of people from their homes in B.C. last year, and with temperatures rising many might be experiencing flashbacks or other trauma. The Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging anyone stressed by the fires to reach out for help.

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Food safety during a heatwave

Hot weather can come with many health concerns, including making it easier for bacteria to breed. Carolina de Ryk speaks with Lorraine McIntyre of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 25, 2018: Daybreak North

AFN elections; meal kits services having trouble keeping customers; Canadian Mental Health Association on wildfire flashbacks; heat and food safety; northern mill workers could strike; bad sockeye returns on the Nass; 'wonderland' of life discovered in seamount exploration off B.C.'s coast; should we kill all mosquitoes?; mispronouncing names; Smithers plans for public spaces.

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Fort St. John RCMP recruiting crime-fighting volunteers

Police in Fort St. John are turning to the community to help prevent crimes. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Crime Prevention Coordinator Steven Francoeur.

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Former Council of the Haida Nation Chief Miles Richardson running for AFN leadership

Miles Richardson makes his pitch to lead the Assembly of First Nations.

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Haida Gwaii village walks back plans restricting Airbnb

The village of Queen Charlotte is facing a housing crunch, in part because of the rise of short-term rental websites. Council proposed plans to limit use of the site in the village, but faced a backlash. Carolina de Ryk speaks to mayor Greg Martin.

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Backlash to plans to limit access to outdoor running track in Prince George

When Masich Place stadium reopens after getting $4.8M in upgrades next month, public drop-in will be limited to times when staff is supervising. Previously, it was open anytime and a growing number of people in the community want it to stay the same, and are taking action to make it happen.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 24, 2018: Daybreak North

New numbers on sexual assault from Stats Canada; heavy rain in the Peace; wildfire update; missing woman found dead in Skeena River; the federal government fails to find a buyer for the Trans Mountain pipeline; Fort St. John RCMP looking for community volunteers; Smithers residents come up with ideas for public space; backlash to plans to limit hours to Masich Place track in Prince George; how to avoid mosquitoes; Prince Rupert fisher trades in fish net for fish eye lense to document the industry on B.C.'s North Coast; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on eye injuries; Airbnb still causing problems for housing on Haida Gwaii; possible abduction in Prince George.

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Pokemon Go still going strong in Prince Rupert

The CBC's George Baker heads to a PokeStop in Prince Rupert to meet people still playing Pokemon Go two years after it took the world by storm.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 23, 2018: Daybreak North

False first memories; Uber talkback; Toronto shooting; Kinder Morgan protest camp moves to Valemount area; the perils of having kids that only play one sport; G20 economic leader meetings wrap; wildfire watch; B.C. SPCA on repeat offenders in animal cruelty cases; Pokemon Go still going in Prince Rupert; vertical greenhouses; Site C court case gets underway.

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Why repeat offenders in animal cruelty cases are able to keep getting new pets

Just two weeks after a woman was named in an animal cruelty case in Quesnel, B.C., the same woman was found with distressed dogs in Alberta. And, she was already convicted of animal cruelty and banned from owning pets in 2015. So how does she keep getting animals? Carolina de Ryk speaks to Marcie Moriarty of the B.C. SPCA.

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Subsidies and 'circles on a map': Washington State offers B.C. advice on post-Greyhound bus service

In Washington State, problems with inter-city bus service emerged in 2005 during an earlier round of Greyhound cuts. A state official wants B.C. to consider their solution: subsidizing private bus companies.

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Full Episode for Friday, July 20, 2018: Daybreak North

Canada's new seniors' minister; heavy rain causing problems for Peace region grain farmers; Eli Glasner reviews the sequel to 'Mamma Mia'; former council of Haida Nation chief Miles Richardson chief running for Assembly of First Nations chief; reaction to B.C.'s delayed rollout of ridehailing; animal cruelty case crosses borders; previewing a paper airplane flying World Record attempt in Fort St. John; invasive plants sold in northern B.C. stores.

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Preparing to break the world record in paper airplane flying

Carolina de Ryk speaks to 6-year-old Parker Andrews and 'Paper Airplane Guy' John Collins as the pair prepare to set a new world record in paper airplane flying in Fort St. John

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Disappointment from taxi operators and ride-hailing advocates over B.C.'s movement toward Uber and Lyft

The B.C. government says it's committed to bringing ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to the province, but not until at least fall 2019. Taxi operator Bernard Thompson says that's too soon, while Ian Tostenson of Rideshare Now for B.C. says it's too late.

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Rehabilitating wild owls in Prince Rupert

Carolina de Ryk tags along with two long-time wildlife rehab volunteers in Prince Rupert as they release a pair of owls back into the wild.

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Houston, B.C.-raised movie director brings debut film home to be screened at theatre he grew up with

Geoff Redknap grew up watching movies at the Pleasant Valley Plaza theatre in the small town of Houston, B.C. Now, after years of working in the movie makeup industry, he's made his directorial debut with 'The Unseen', which draws heavily on his upbrininging in northern B.C., and he's screening it on his hometown theatre.

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Full Episode for Thursday, July 19, 2018: Daybreak North

Cabinet shuffle; free toys in Williams Lake; Prince Rupert police standoff; Nicola Temple on why we crave sugar so much more than we need it; Site C talkback; how Washington State maintained rural bus service when Greyhound threatened to leave; Grand Forks border crossing; Prince Rupert owl release; parental leave benefits; e-mail etiquette; Houston, B.C.'s Geoff Redknap returns home to screen his directorial debut at the theatre he grew up with.

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B.C. MP warns Canada vulnerable to foreign interference in elections

Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer was in Washington this week to discuss foreign interference in elections with officials from the United States and the U.K. He says it is clear Russia is meddling in foreign elections and Canadians need to be vigilant. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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College of New Caledonia updating policies around international students after receiving multiple complaints

After a rally of international students was held at CNC in Prince George, complaining about multiple problems with program availability and recruitment, the college says it is taking action. Carolina de Ryk speaks with the college's acting VP of Academics, Chad Thompson.

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B.C. Ferries apologizes for delays in new route transporting toursits from Vancouver Island to Bella Coola

A new B.C. Ferry vessel dubbed 'the Sea Wolf' was supposed to be transporting tourists to Bella Coola this summer, but now it won't be arriving until October. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Mark Wilson, VP of of Strategy and Community Engagement with B.C. Ferries, about the delay.

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Prince George outdoor track will only be open to public at select hours

After months of upgrades, Masich Place is set to re-open in August, along with its popular outdoor track. However, unlike before it will only be open to the public at select hours as part of a new trial from the city. Carolina de Ryk speaks to the city's director of public works, Gina Layte Liston.

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Quesnel, B.C. mayor asks 'Has Harm Reduction Gone Too Far?'

In hist latest 'council column' written for the city website, Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson asks 'has harm reduction gone too far?', bringing up issues of crime associated with drug use. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk, then Carolina talks to Heather Peters, an associate professor in the school of social work at UNBC.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 18, 2018: Daybreak North

Trump-Putin summit fallout; lab-grown meat; CNC introduces new policy for international students; Maasich Place update; one year of NDP government in B.C.; MLA Mike Morris and MP Nathan Cullen debate proportional representation; Bob Zimmer on Russia, Facebook and keeping Canada's democracy safe; B.C. Ferries respond to criticism over delayed ferry to Bella Coola.

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Concerns over B.C. dams' impact on Wood Buffalo National Park's UNESCO World Heritage status

An exhaustive federal study of Canada's largest national park concludes almost every aspect of its environment is deteriorating. Carolina de Ryk speaks to the lead consultant on the study, Don Gorber.

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Direct B.C. Ferries service to Bella Coola delayed until after summer, impacting tourism

The promised direct ferry service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola in northern B.C. is delayed for another couple months and won't be in place for the summer tourism season.

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Judy Russell brings 'Legally Blonde: the Musical' to Prince George stage

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Judy Russell about her latest production, running July 17-28.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 17, 2018: Daybreak North

Friends of Wild Salmon wants to sue oil companies for health impacts; impact of fake medical videos; Trudeau's cabinet shuffle; delayed ferry to Bella Coola has tourism operators worried; B.C.'s role in protecting the declining habitat in Wood Buffalo National Park; 311 service coming to Prince George; WorkSafe on rules for cannabis use in the workplace; West Kootenay community battles over watershed and logging; 3D x-rays; Judy Russell's new production of 'Legally Blonde: the Musical'; Kitimaat Village's Snotty Nose Rez Kids nominated for Polaris Prize.

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Fort St. John abandons plans for coat of arms

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata explains why the city of Fort St. John wanted a coat of arms, the complicated process to get one and why, after two years, council decided to abandon the project altogether.

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Measuring how much access Prince Rupertites have to seafood

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Rabia Ahmed of the Prince Rupert Ecotrust Canada office about a project measuring how much acess people in the coastal city have to salmon, prawns, crab and other seafood items.

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Sinkhole in Prince George likely to stick around for the rest of the summer

CBC reporter Audrey McKinnon digs deep into the story of a massive sinkhole that has opened in Prince George for a fourth time, cutting off traffic and causing a major headache for engineers.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 16, 2018: Daybreak North

Trump-Putin summit; second-quarter earnings reports; access to seafood in Prince Rupert; wildfire update; people in Prince Rupert weigh in on legal action against tobacco companies in B.C.; romance scams; sinkhole in Prince George a growing problem; why Fort St. John abandoned plans for a coat of arms; 3D crosswalks unveiled in effort to improve safety.

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B.C. Liberal leader calls for Premier's office in Prince George

Andrew Wilkinson is calling for the NDP government to open a northern Premier's and cabinet offices in Prince George, as well as demanding action to preserve transit options after Greyhound leaves the province. He says both are needed to maintain a connection to B.C.'s rural communities. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Mural planned for Prince George parkade

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Prince George's community coordinator Doug Hofstede about the call for artists to paint a mural on a downtown parkade.

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'It's my responsibility to stand up to... stereotypes': Secwepemc actor Grace Dove on being Indigenous in Hollywood

Prince George, B.C.-raised actress Grace Dove became a well-known name for her role in the Oscar-worthy film 'The Revenant.' As her new movie, 'How It Ends,' is released on Netflix, the Secwepemc actor explains why she resists being typecast even if it means less work in the short-term. 'My representation of my people is much more important than my single career.'

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Full Episode for Friday, July 13, 2018: Daybreak North

Seat belts in buses; Eli Glasner reviews 'Skyscraper; CBC's Ash Kelly on the phrase 'they died doing what they love' when outdoor adventurers are lost; B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson proposes northern Premier's office in Prince George and government intervention in loss of Greyhound; mural project announced for Prince George; looking back on the politics of the World Cup in Russia; safety concerns at Prince Rupert port; actor Grace Dove on being Indigneous in Hollywood; exploring our relationships with lawns.

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Rosswood couple welcomes three baby emus to the family

A Rosswood couple are now the happy - albeit tired - parents of a trio of emus. The triplets, which could grow to more than 6 feet tall, were hatched from eggs the couple order back in May, six in total.

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Full Episode for Thursday, July 12, 2018: Daybreak North

How rural Canadian communites are adapting to changing demographics; Croatians in Prince Geoge celebrate; how summer disrupts sleep; more emu eggs hatch in Prince George; search and rescue stress in northwestern B.C.; federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh calls for national transit strategy after Greyhound leaves; Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson worries harm-reduction plans are failing northern communities worried about crime; pioneering Burns Lake wrestler 'Delta Dawn' inducted into B.C. Sports Hall of Fame; 'Math-terminds' find beauty behind the numbers.

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'Math-terminds' finds beauty behind the numbers

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata drops in on a session of the 'Math-terminds', a group of 'math enthusiasts' in Prince George, B.C. who think if you look at numbers a different way, they become more art than science.

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B.C. woman reunited with ceremonial regalia stolen while passing through Prince George

Randi Gardypie has been reunited with ceremonial regalia that was taken from her car while she was traveling through Prince George. CBC's Sarah Penton speaks with Gardypie about the regalia, as well as Keith D LaRiviere Senior, who helped get the regalia back.

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'Cry, cry, cry': how French, Croatian and English soccer fans will celebrate in northern B.C. if their team brings home the World Cup

With three teams left in the tournament, Daybreak talks to French tourists traveling to Alaska, a Croatian superfan in Prince George, and a longtime torchbearer for England now living in Fort Nelson about what the World Cup means to them beyond simple sport.

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Speculation over LNG project ramps up real estate prices in Kitimat, prompting concerns over affordability

Speculation is rife that the $40 billion LNG Canada project is going ahead after a flurry of home-buying activity has ramped up in Kitimat. Carolina de Ryk speaks to realtor Shannon Dos Santos about what she's seeing, and it what it means for the future of affordability in the small northwestern B.C. community.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Daybreak North

What the future looks like for Thai soccer players after being rescued from cave; B.C. Federation of Students raises concern about treatment of international students; Khalil Akhtar on meat quality; Heiltsuk First Nation complete building of first big house in about 100 years; LNG speculation ramps up mini-real estate boom in Kitimat; baby emus hatching near Prince George; stolen regalia recovered; French tourists and Croatian and English soccer fans in northern B.C. hope for World Cup victory; facial recognition technology; reconciliation in prison; coroner's inquest announced for in-custody death of man in Prince George.

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Little free library burned to ground in Prince George's inner-city VLA neighbourhood

Images of charred books on the sidewalk of Prince George's VLA neighbourhood have caused a stir - and offers from around the world to help rebuild the little free library set up by Dan Watt for the community. We hear from Watt, as well as neighbourhood resident Hanna Posselt who spotted the burned books and put the image online.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 10: Daybreak North

Transformation: how small towns are adapting to a new world; NATO meetings; Greyhound pulls out of western Canada; little free library burned in Prince George; federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visits the Bulkley Valley; Inuktut language coming to Facebook; meeting one of the World Cup's biggest fans in Prince Rupert; long hours of work linked to diabetes in women; the impact of Greyhound leaving B.C. on delivery services in northern B.C.

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Campaign wants to get you to give downtown Prince George a second chance

For years, the talk around downtown Prince George was its problems of crime, empty buildings and a sense among many that it was an area best avoided. But now, with new businesses opening and construction on the first set of downtown condos underway, the city is hoping you'll give it a second chance. Carolina de Ryk speaks to the city's economic development manager Melissa Barcellos about My Ground PG.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 9, 2018: Daybreak North

Rescue of Thai boys from cave continues; Valemount geothermal energy; Bank of Canada and interest rates; accessible playgrounds; Matthew Jefferson walking in memory of his aunt, Frances Brown, who went missing while mushroom picking near Smithers; Lake Babine First Nation's new chief Gordon Alec; Bella Coola grizzly attack; the effect of tariffs on steel and consumer goods; man goes missing in Kitimat River; My Ground PG wants to get you to give downtown Prince George a second chance.

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UNBC garden closed after deer gives birth on campus

A portion of UNBC's campus in Prince George is closed after a deer gave birth to two fawns Thursday morning. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Darren Rigo of the university.

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Full Episode for Friday, July 6, 2018: Daybreak North

World Cup quarter finals; ammonia leak at Prince Rupert Civic Centre; Ant-Man and the Wasp; protecting Indigenous languages through legislation; keeping seniors safe when they fall; talkback on presence of police with assault rifles at Canada Day celebrations; portion of UNBC closed after deer gives birth to two babies; could Lac-Mégantic disaster happen again?; Northern Hardware Canoe Race returns and club has plans to expand opportunities for river paddling in Prince George.

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Why RCMP officers are carrying carbine rifles at Canada Day celebrations

Photos of an RCMP officer holding a large C8 carbine rifle at Canada Day celebrations in Prince George posted to social media have prompted a widespread discussion about the presence of the weapons at family events. RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass speaks with Carolina de Ryk about their use.

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Federal government in Prince George to get feedback on protecting Indigenous languages

The number of people speaking Indigenous languages is dropping rapidly, prompting the federal government to start working on rules requiring it to be financially responsible for protecting the languages. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Aliana Parker of the First People's Cultural Council about the initiative as feedback sessions for the legislation come to Prince George.

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International students say they aren't being treated fairly by the College of New Caledonia

International students at the College of New Caledonia are complaining about what they say is unfair treatment, citing unavailable courses and miscommunication around transfers.

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Full Episode for Thursday, July 5, 2018: Daybreak North

The pyschological conditions of the boys trapped in a cave in Thailand; biologist and writer Nicola Temple on altering cheese; College of New Caledonia responds to criticism from international students around class size and course availability; presence of RCMP with carbine rifles at Canada Day celebrations in Prince George attracts controversey; animal cruelty charges for mother and daughter in Quesnel; grizzly killed in Lax Kw'alaams; team of explorers heading into oceans of B.C.'s North Coast to explore seamounts; Andy Kim the 'musical scientist' brings music balloons and singing spoons to Prince George.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Daybreak North

B.C. teen wins award for best bird photography; new ways to detect bacteria like E.coli in foods; Khalil Akhtar on the politics of writing about food; international students at CNC in Prince George rally over what they say is unfair treatment and misleading recruitment campaigns; government response to criticism over decommissioning of Ellsworth Airstrip; keeping kids reading over the summer; reaction to resigation of lawyer for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry; Enbridge selling assets and getting approval for line 3; Victoria diver on rescue mission for kids trapped in Thai cave.

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Pilots and residents rally to save small airstrip in northwestern B.C.

The Ellsworth Airstrip in remote northwestern B.C. was never officially authorized for use, but pilots and locals say it's been a lifesaver on multiple occassions. Carolina de Ryk speaks to resident Laurie Reynolds, who is rallying to save it from being turned over to a forestry company, and Cam Bentley of the B.C. government's Forests, Lands and Natural Resources office about the decision.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Daybreak North

Getting kids to play outside; B.C.'s last bowling alley where people reset the pins; Canadian tariffs against U.S. goods come into effect; Terrace-area tourism operators demand salmon fisheries open; camp residents upset decommissioning of remote Ellsworth airstrip; Tahltan First Nation wants jade miners to stop working in traditional territory; B.C. woman wants to update rules around hyphenating names after marriage; Williams Lake Indian Band working to repair bike trails after wildfires; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on the benefits of dangerous playgrounds; new rules for craft brewing in B.C.

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Michael Gurney shares his vision for Prince Rupert's Lester Centre for the Arts

Longtime volunteer thespian Michael Gurney has been named Prince Rupert's Lester Centre's first new general manager in over a decade. He joins Carolina de Ryk to speak about his plans.

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Pickleball taking over tennis courts in Prince George

It's been called North America's fastest growing sport, and it's taking over tennis courts in Prince George: the CBC's Andrew Kurjata gets a lesson in pickleball.

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Does the backcountry have a diversity problem?

Questions are being raised about why B.C.'s diversity isn't reflected among backwoods users. The CBC's Ash Kelly explores the topic in this edition of the Great Wide Open.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 29, 2018: Daybreak North

Summer vacation and cyberbullying; new school for Fort St. John; solar road panels installed in Prince George; movie review of Sicario: Day of Solado; new general manager Michael Gurney on his vision for Prince Rupert's Lester Centre of the Arts; rescued beaver in Dawson Creek; Prince Rupert residents make Canada Day wishes; Prince George fire chief John Iverson on plans for replacement firehall; Pickleball taking over tennis courts in Prince George; Ash Kelly explores diversity in the backwoods; how to train to set off fireworks; music from Mark Perry.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 28, 2018: Daybreak North

More local papers shutting down; Play PG hopes to market Recreation Place as a tourist destination; Nicola Temple on our complicated relationship with processed foods; Jim Good of Goodsir Nature Park looking for help after heart attack; researcher Nick Carnes on money and motivation to run for political positions; new transition home coming to Prince Rupert; Fort St. John school district needs to recruit over 100 teachers by September; how to stay productive during summer months; Prince George Cougars' Andy Beesley on Stanley Cup plans; Smithers music teacher Mike Doogan-Smith heads to retirement.

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Researcher Nicholas Carnes on his forthcoming book 'The Cash Ceiling: Why Only the Rich Run for Office--and What We Can Do About It'

As politicians across the country debate how much they should be paid, Carolina de Ryk speaks to Nick Carnes of Duke University on his research into the topic in the United States.

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After building multiple music programs in Smithers, teacher Mike Doogan-Smith heads to retirement

For more than 30 years, Mike Doogan-Smith has taught music, including building the award-winning music program at Smithers Secondary School. But this year is his last, as he heads to retirement. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Fort St. John school district needs to recruit over 100 teachers by September

Stephen Petrucci of Fort St. John's School District 60 speaks to Caroina de Ryk about the challenges of getting enough teachers to northeastern B.C.

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Stanley Cup winner Brett Connolly can't wait to bring trophy back to Prince George, B.C.

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Andy Beesley of the Prince George Cougars about plans to have a homecoming for alumnus Brett Connolly, who was part of the Stanley Cup-winning Washington Capitals.

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Goodsir Nature Park a labour of love for Canadian plant life

For decades, Jim Good has lovingly curated examples of plant life from across Canada on his property north of Prince George, B.C., dubbed 'Goodsir Nature Park.' In 2018, Good had a heart attack and is looking for volunteers to help maintain the park. This segment is an encore presenation of a piece first aired in 2014.

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Is a lack of pay preventing young people from entering politics?

Jillian Merrick is the only millennial on Prince George's city council. She worries financial concerns are keeping young people out of politics, and it's preventing city councils from being representative of the communities they serve.

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Rising demand for French Immersion in Prince George may force program to move

School board chair Tim Bennett and district parent advisory council member Sarah Holland discuss the path forward for French Immersion in Prince George, as the high school where it is currently taught reaches capacity and recruiting teachers increases in difficulty.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 27, 2018: Daybreak North

Selinng private data in Canada; Khalil Akhtar on improving hospital food; Northern Health's Chief Population Dietitian on access to food and grocery stores in northwestern B.C.; Prince George city councillor Jillian Merrick on why she's not running for re-election and why she's worried other young people will stay away from politics; International scientists call for protection of B.C.'s inland rainforests, including the Ancient Rainforest near McBride; Terrace, B.C. finds out how much it would cost to build a pedestrian overpass at railyard where multiple people have been killed; Jann Arden concernt announcement; fashion apps; debate over future of French immersion in Prince George.

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Question of how much councillors should be paid hot topic in Prince George

Prince George city council voted to give themselves a raise, but it's not as much as outsiders recommended-- with most of the money going to offset an effective pay cut due to new federal rules. The CBC's Nicole Oud explains.

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Prince George's Urban Aboriginal Justice Society on how to reduce the number of incarcerated Indigenous youth

New numbers from Stats Canada show nearly half of all youth in custody in Canada are incarcerated, despite them making up just eight per cent of the population. Verna Blinn of Prince George's Urban Aboriginal Justice Society speaks with Carolina de Ryk about how to reduce the number.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 26, 2018: Daybreak North

The legend of the oolichan trail; crocikurl coming to Fort St. John; successes and shortcoming of the most recent legislative sessions; Verna Blinn of the PRince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society on the dramatic overrepresentation of incarcerated Indigenous youth; debate over political pay in Prince George; Prince Rupert's Dallas Allison guards the tomb of the unknown soldier in Ottawa; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on why people aren't using EpiPens; the Nuxalk Nation in Bella Coola is giving away eulachon grease in order to revitalize cultural traditions.

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Prince George workshops focus on the personal side of reconciliation

Diane Nakamura, a non-Indigenous social worker with the McLeod Lake Indian Band, tells Carolina de Ryk about the life-changing effect of taking workshops focused on making reconciliation in Canada a personal journey.

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MP Todd Doherty on fighting for better PTSD care in Canada and what's ahead for the summer

This year, Cariboo-Prince George MP finally got his longstanding private member's bill aimed at improving PTSD care for first responders approved by the Senate. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk about what comes next.

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What's the path forward for reconciliation after Lheidli T'enneh First Nation members reject treaty?

By a vote of 175 to 147, members of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation in and around Prince George have rejected entering into a treaty with the federal and provincial governments. It's another setback for the B.C. Treaty Process, which was set up in the 90s but has only completed a handful of negotiations. B.C.'s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser talks about what comes next.

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RCMP say trio of possible abduction attempts in Prince George, B.C. likely related

Since the beginning of june, RCMP have received three reports of men in white vans approaching children in Prince George asking them for help with their keys. All took place in the same neighbourhood, and RCMP Insp. Shaun Wright says they are probably related. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the investigation.

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World Record holder in paper airplane flying hopes to soar new distances in Fort St. John, B.C.

6-year-old Parker Andrews of Fort St. John loved watching videos of paper airplanes so much, he decided to call up the world record holder, John Collins. Collins enjoyed speaking to Andrews so much he decided to come to Fort St. John for his next world record attempt. They both speak with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 25, 2018: Daybreak North

The Prince George Symphony Orchestra pays off its debt; Prince George city council considers raising its own pay; Dawson Creek councillor Charlie Parslow wants to make swimming free while Rotary Lake is closed; the Bank of Canada considers raising the interest rate; workshops in Prince George focus on the personal side of reconciliation; 6-year-old Parker Andrews of Fort St. John convinces the paper airplane-throwing world record holder John Collins to come to northern B.C. for new Guiness World Record attempt; RCMP Insp. Shaun Wright on the investigation into men in white vans approaching children in the Hart; the push to triple Canada's population; B.C. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser on what comes next after Lheidli T'enneh members reject treaty vote; Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty holds town halls and discusses his private member bill tackling PTSD.

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Finally debt-free, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra is ready to re-imagine its future

In 2005, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra had to borrow $50,000 from the city as audiences declined and expenses continued. Recently, the orchestra has taken some major cost-cutting measures, allowing them to pay that debt off. Now, they are able to figure out what comes next for classical music in the city. Carolina de Ryk speaks to PGSO general manager Teresa Saunders.

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