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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Haida Gwaii closed to visitors; Bat walk; PGSO; Helen Knott: Full Episode for Friday, July 31, 2020

Studying bear scat; Eli Glasner; Charlie Lake bat walk; Helping Haida Gwaii in a time of COVID-19; Raven Lake cabin vandalized; Health Minister Adrian Dix; August weather forecast; How the Prince George Symphony Orchestra is planning to play in a pandemic; Author Helen Knott creates writing prize for single parents.

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Will summer weather stick around into August?

David Phillips of Environment Canada provides some predictions for the rest of summer.

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Health Minister Adrian Dix on closing Haida Gwaii

The Minister answer more questions about COVID-19 in northern B.C.

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PG Symphony planning smaller performances, new venue for upcoming season

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra is scaling back for its fall concert series, and trying out a new venue.

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Author Helen Knott pays it forward with writing prize for single parents

The award-winning author wanted to give $150 to a single parent trying to make it is an author, but her small plan has now ballooned to thousands of dollars.

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Helping Haida Gwaii

As the community outbreak of COVID-19 continues to grow on Haida Gwaii, volunteers are needed to enforce health guidelines and help people staying in isolation.

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The bats of Charlie Lake

Bruce Kosugi may not be Bruce Wayne, but he does have high-tech gear to help him get closer to the bats that share his Peace-region lake.

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Teachers, parents react to B.C.'s back to school plan

Most students will be back in the classroom this fall, but some parents and teachers are still unsure whether it's safe to return.

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How museums can help fight future pandemics

Tracy Calogheros of the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre in Prince George talks about the importance of instilling a lifelong love of learning in kids in order to prepare for future challenges.

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Taxi service returns to Smithers, B.C.

Six months after BV Taxi folded, a pair of new owners have plans to revive the service.

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Haida artist Bill Reid's artwork featured on new toonie

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new toonie to commemorate the legacy of Haida artist Bill Reid.

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Bill Reid Toonie; How museums can help fight future pandemics; B.C. back to school plan: Full Episode for Thursday, July 30, 2020

Is big tech too big?; Canoe carving;Taxi service returns to Smithers; Haida artist Bill Reid's art appears on special Toonie; Banning TikTok; B.C.'s back to school plan welcome by parents, criticized by teachers; The anti-smartphone movement; The role of museums in fighting future pandemics; Justin Trudeau faces questions.

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ArtsWells goes virtual

Julie Fowler speaks with guest host Wil Fundal about trying to bring the festival spirit online.

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PG Cougars season on ice

We find out what the closure of the CN Centre for the rest of the year means for the hockey team, and for the facility itself.

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How one B.C. town ended train whistles

From Prince George to Smithers to Fort St. John, more frequent train whistles are becoming a more frequent complaint. We find out how Maple Ridge managed to get them to stop.

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Cougars season on ice; Virtual music festival; Stopping train whistles: Full Episode for Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Outrage over handling of Nova Scotia shooting inquiry; COVID-19 recovery; Ending train whistles; ArtsWells goes virtual; Hiking Mount Robson; CN Centre closed for rest of the year; Face masks.

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CN Centre, Four Seasons Pool closed for the rest of 2020

Prince George council made some tough calls over the future of sports facilities in a time of COVID-19. Mayor Lyn Hall speaks with guest host Wil Fundal.

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Prince George Legion at risk of closing

CBC's Catherine Hansen visits Prince George Legion Branch Manager Margaret Goings.

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Thousands of small earthquakes caused by fracking detected in B.C.'s Peace

McGill researcher Alessandro Verdecchia speaks with guest host Wil Fundal about a two-year study into fracking and earthquakes in B.C.'s Peace region.

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Combating COVID-19 disinformation

UNBC Health Services Librarian Trina Fyfe on how to make sure your information is credible.

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Game on! for Prince George hockey; New fracking research into earthquakes; COVID-19 disinformation.

The return of the NHL; The end of small cars; WE hearings in Ottawa; Combating disinformation; Mayor Lyn Hall on rink and pool closures; Feminist COVID-19 economic recovery; Peace-region earthquake research; Prince George Legion; Questions for WE.

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Pools, arenas could be closed until 2022

Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata has a preview of Monday's council meeting in Prince George.

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Cultural check-in: Two Rivers Gallery

We check in with Twyla Exner of the Two Rivers Art Gallery in Prince George to find out how operations are impacted by COVID-19.

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Dawson Creek woman gets her face in Times Square

Jade Steckly's face is being broadcast onto a giant screen in one of the busiest places on earth. The Dawson Creek woman speaks with Wil Fundal about how it happened.

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Managing COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii

Gaa Gwiss Jason Alsop speaks with Wil Fundal about the community outbreak on Haida Gwaii.

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Dr. Bonnie Henry with the latest on Haida Gwaii COVID-19 outbreak

Dr. Bonnie Henry joins Wil Fundal to talk about the community outbreak of COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii.

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Prince George ride hailing service picks up

Wil Fundal speaks with Ryan Staley about why Coastal Rides has launched service in Prince George.

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Haida Gwaii COVID-19 outbreak; Prince George ride-hailing; Dawson Creek woman in Times Square: Full Episode for Monday, July 27, 2020

The return of the NHL; Prince George pool and arena closures; Tough questions for Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google; Ride-hailing comes to Prince George; Dr. Bonnie Henry and Gaagwiis Jason Alsop on Haida Gwaii COVID-19 oubtreak; Back-to-school advice; Dawson Creek woman gets her face on Times Square billboard; Alleged anti-Indigenous treatment at B.C. care home; Two Rivers Art Gallery.

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Northwest Covid-19 spike; Invasive crab; Pesticides in the woods: Full Episode for Friday, July 24, 2020

Hobbit landscaping; Eli Glasner; Saskatchewan tourist posts warning they are coming to B.C.; Invasive European Green Crab on Haida Gwaii; UNBC researcher on use of herbicides in B.C. forests; Isolation in Australia; Northern Health on COVID-19 spike in the region; Rocky Mountaineer canceled.

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Locked down in Australia

Former Fort St. John resident Wade Kelly speaks to Wil Fundal from Melbourne, which is experiencing its second COVID-19 lockdown.

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Saskatchewan woman travelling to Prince Rupert hopes people will accept her out-of-province licence plate

Dallas Switzer is planning to travel to Prince Rupert to spread her parents ashes, and she's posted a request on Facebook for people to not be upset about her travel plans.

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European Green Crabs invade Haida Gwaii

An aggressive new species has been found in B.C.'s oceans.

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How herbicides could be impacting B.C.'s forests

UNBC researcher and assitant professor Lisa Wood discusses research into the impact of glyosphate herbicides in B.C.'s forests and their impact on the ecosystem.

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Northern B.C. Covid-19 spike

There have been twelve cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region over the past week, eleven of them in the northwest. Wil Fundal speaks with medical health officer Dr. Rakel Kling.

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How contact tracing works, and how you can help

Infection control epidemiologist Colin Furness speaks with Wil Fundal about the challenges of tracking COVID-19, and why he's worried about B.C.'s upward trend in infections.

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Mother and daughter write 'Twelve Months of Fun on Haida Gwaii' children's book

Wil Fundal speaks with a mother-and-daughter team who have written and illustrated a children's book about Haida Gwaii.

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Strawberry boom on Prince George farm

Andrew Adams of Hope Farm Organics speaks about the rainy weather and an unexpected yield of strawberries.

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Strawberry boom; Contact tracing; Haida Mother-daughter book authors: Full Episode for Thursday, July 23, 2020

Digital photo overload; Golf returns; Haida children's book launch; Strawberry boom in Prince George; How contact tracing works; Saving turtles.

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Historic TikToks

The Heritage Museum in Terrace, B.C. has achieved viral success with TikTok videos such as 'My 1920s Morning Routine.'

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Libraries are re-opening

The Prince George Public Library is opening its Nechako Branch. Director Paul Burry speaks with Wil Fundal.

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Trans Mountain bar plan raises concerns about governance during COVID-19

Trans Mountain hopes to build a 130-seat licensed lounge for workers near Valemount, with the support of the local regional district. No members of the public have voiced concern, which has one director worried about the effectiveness of getting public feedback during a pandemic.

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Adrian Dix on B.C.'s COVID-19 spikes

B.C. could be on the verge of major growth in the spread of COVID-19 if people don't manage to stop the spread.

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COVID cases in B.C. on the rise; Historic TikToks; Library re-opening: Full Episode for Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Alternative federal budget; Study tries to find out how many people have been infected with COVID in B.C.; Prince George library reopens; Concerns over local government transparency without public meetings; Terrace Museum makes historic TikToks; Health Minister Adrian Dix; COVID fashion sense.

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MLA Mike Morris on police reform in B.C.

Former RCMP officer and current MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie Mike Morris discusses refocusing police resources in British Columbia.

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Lockdown fatigue

Will Candians be able to continue physical distancing and self-isolation?

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Sticky roads cause trouble for Prince George drivers

A road repair gone wrong has caused a lot of trouble on Chief Lake Road.

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Lockdown fatigue; Police reform in B.C.; Sticky roads: Full Episode for Tuesday, July 21, 2020

How air-conditioning works; WE hearings in Ottawa; Quarantine fatigue; Police reform in B.C.; Border town series; Canada Reads; Free Amazon packages scam; Tar-covered roads cause problems for drivers in rural Prince George; Distanced singing.

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A legendary man you likely may have never heard about

Quesnel writer Susan Smith-Josephy joins Daybreak's Wil Fundal to talk about the life and times of Cataline, a mule train packer.

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More from Haida Gwaii after a confrontation on the waters

Daybreak's Wil Fundal speaks with Adeana Young with Gaandlee Guu Jaalang (Daughters of the River).

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Reaction to confirmed case of COVID-19 at Site C

Fort St. John city councillor Trevor Bolin speaks with Daybreak's Wil Fundal about a recent positive case of COVID-19 at a BC Hydro work camp.

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How chicken races put a feather in the cap of a historic fur trading post

Betsy Trumpener hears how chicken races put a feather in the cap of a historic fur trading post.

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Northern B.C.'s chicken races; the life of a famous mule train packer; reaction to confrontation video on the waters off Haida Gwaii: Full Episode for Monday, July 20, 2020

Fort St. John council members worry about a recent positive test of COVID-19 at Site C; what could school look like come September; they're off to the races in Fort St. James; the life of a mule train packer with Quesnel writer Susan Smith-Josephy; reaction to a recent confrontation on Haida Gwaii.

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Alaska Highway without Americans; The new NEOWISE: Full Episode for Friday, July 17, 2020

Singing at a distance; The competitive world of duck carving; Internalized racism; Americans in Fort Nelson; New comet; Mental health prescriptions

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Shopping for Americans

With the Canada-U.S. border closed, there a few Amerians traveling the Alaska Highway through Fort Nelson. But some are still stopping at a local RV park. Owner Glenda Simpson speaks with Wil Fundal about what that's like.

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When Elton John visited 'the armpit of the interior'

On July 16, 2010, Sir Elton John passed over Vancouver to perform in Prince George. A Lower Mainland radio station couldn't quite believe it, so ran a tongue-in-cheek contest promising to get music fans in and out of Prince George as quickly as possible.

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Northern B.C. hasn't had any new cases of COVID-19 in more than a month

The last reported case of COVID-19 in the Northern Health was in early June, and there are currently no active recorded cases. The CBC's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Eryn Collins about what that means for the region.

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Can killing wolves save caribou?

The debate over B.C.'s wolf cull has fired up again with the publication of a new study arguing the kill is based on faulty data.

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Some of the world's rarest moss is on Haida Gwaii. Scientists want to protect it.

Rene Beland speaks to Carolina de Ryk about the slender yoke moss found on Haida Gwaii.

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Calls to open ice arenas in Prince George for the summer despite looming deficit

The city of Prince George has closed its ice arenas indefinitely as it bleeds $1 million monthly due to COVID-19. But groups like the Minor Hockey Association say the loss of ice time is even worse. Carolina de Ryk speaks with Glynis Vennberg.

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No COVID cases in Northern B.C. for more than a month; Haida moss; Wolf cull: Full Episode for Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bars are open, but schools aren't; Rookie book deals; Saving a rare Haida Gwaii moss; Calls to open ice rinks in Prince George; No new COVID cases in Northern B.C. for more than a month; Terrace campground opens to out-of-province visitors; Wolf cull controversy; When Elton John came to Prince George.

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Marking the one-year anniversary of a northern B.C. tragedy, Canada-wide manhunt

On July 15, 2019, three people were killed on remote highways in northern B.C., fueling a country-wide manhunt. The CBC's Jason Proctor looks back at what happened, and how family members are remembering their loved ones.

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Motel fire investigation; Canada-wide manhunt anniversary; Ice rinks closed indefinitely: Full Episode for Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Canada-U.S. border closure extended; Motel fire in Prince George investigated as arson, criminal negligence; Swimming pool safety in COVID-19; STEAM truck; Former Prince George RCMP officer suspended for 'racially-insensitive' and 'anti-government' Facebook posts; Ice rinks in PG closed indefinitely; One year anniversary of killing spree in northern B.C.; Squirrel rescue; Humans of Terrace; Legions in trouble.

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Humans of Terrace

Photographer Jeffrey Minhinnick is getting to know members of his community a little better, one photo at a time.

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Hotel and motel safety

With COVID-19 being linked to guests at Kelowna lodges and a motel fire in Prince George reportedly burning without any fire alarms going off, Ingrid Jarrett of the BC Hotel Association discusses what safety features should be in place at all lodgings.

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Ghost raven; Dawson Creek animal rescue; Sm'algyax language app: Full Episode for Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Football return plans; RV sales rise; WE scandal; Hotel safety; Dawson Creek animal rescue; Ghost raven; Kids in crisis; Patio eating; Wally the dog; Sm'algyax language app; Re-thinking education post-COVID.

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Ghost magpie

Cara Moore speaks with the CBC's Andrew Kurjata about an odd-coloured covid she's seen around Fort St. John.

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High school graduate creates Sm'algyax word of the day app

Brendan Eshom speaks with Carolina de Ryk about why he used technology to help preserve his language.

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Dawson Creek wildlife rescue

Jason Harvey of Rimrock Wildlife Rehab speaks with Carolina de Ryk about why his family decided the Peace region needed a wildlife rescue.

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Mosquitoes, mushrooms and treeplanting impacted by wet weather: Full Episode for Monday, July 13, 2020

NHL hub cities; Climate change impacts being seen around the world; Soggy season for treeplanters; Early blooming mushrooms; Why there are so many mosquitoes; Physically-distanced medieval fantasy camp in Prinnce Rupert; Low-income people imapcted by motel fire in Prince George; Calls to improve mental health response in Prince George; New music from Pharis and Jason Romero.

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Calls for more mental health professionals to respond with police in Prince George

Councillor Kyle Sampson wants to expand the Car 60 program in Prince George, which pairs plainsclothes RCMP officers with a mental health professional for certain calls.

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Longer swords help medieval fantasy camp for kids maintain physical distance

The CBC's Matt Allen speaks to some LARPers (live-action role-players) at a summer camp in Prince Rupert.

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More mosquitoes? Here's what to do

You are likely swatting a little more than normal this year, as mosquitoes thrive in cool, damp weather. Carolina de Ryk speaks to moquito expert Michael Jackson about what to do to make the outdoors more pleasant.

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Mushrooms blooming earlier than ever thanks to wet weather

A rainy June and July may be something of a downer if you're a fan of sunshine, but for mushroom-watchers it means one of the best summers yet. Mycologist Hugues Masicotte speaks with Carolina de Ryk from the UNBC campus where he is seeing all sorts of fungi.

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Low-income people displaced by motel fire in Prince George

CBC's Betsy Trumpener speaks to housing outreacher worker Kitty Mueller about the impacts of a downtown motel fire on some of her clients.

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Soggy weather and a pandemic not stopping B.C. treeplanters from reforesting the landscape

Treeplanting was already going to be different this year, with COVID-19 forcing new protocols into place to avoid contact. Now unseasonably wet weather is also impacting camps, but John Betts of the Western Forestry Contractors Association say teams are still on track to meet their planting quotas.

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Questions following downtown motel fire in Prince George

Three people were found dead following a downtown motel fire in Prince George. Survivors say no alarms went off alerting them to the blaze, and one man didn't leave his room until two hours after the fire started. Guest host Brady Strachan speaks with Prince George mayor Lyn Hall and Downtown PG director Colleen Van Mook.

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Chinese coal may fuel fewer emissions than B.C. LNG, study finds

Earth scientist David Hughes discusses his research for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on the environmental impact of B.C. liquefied natural gas.

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Canada's debt and deficit are higher than ever. Time for universal basic income?

With Canada's deficit soaring to $343 billion, some advocates say it's time to invest in a universal basic income for everyone.

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Delivering food to seniors by pedicab

Jana MacMaster of Robson Valley Community Services discusses a new way to support seniors by foot.

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Three dead following motel fire in downtown Prince George

Three people were found dead following a motel fire in downtown Prince George. The CBC's Pamela McCall witnessed the fire and spoke to survivors, and shares her experience.

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Charter airline service on refusing to fly passengers to Haida Gwaii

A fishing lodge on Haida Gwaii has sparked outrage with news it will be welcoming tourists to the archipelago, against the wishes of the Haida Nation. A Prince Rupert charter flight company says it refused a contract to bring visitors to the region.

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Grizzlies turning nocturnal to avoid humans, but at what cost?

Wildlife scientist Clayton Lamb has been looking into how grizzlies are changing their habits around humans.

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Full Episode for Thursday, July 9, 2020: Daybreak North

LNG vs. Chinese coal emissions study; Masks in the workplace; Grizzlies going nocturnal; Charter flights to Haida Gwaii; Fatal motel fire; Pedicab food deliveries; Piano offers; Goat weeders; Federal fiscal update; Basic income.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 8, 2020: Daybreak North

Federal fiscal update preview; Smartphones killing camera companies; Health risks of flying; Puddle Produce Farm underwater; Zero-waste grocery store in Smithers; Coal mining in Rocky Mountains; Police reform and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry; Penpals for seniors; Indigenous jobs at risk of automation; McBride mudslide rescue.

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Robson Valley rescue

81-year-old Joyce Godfrey was woken in the middle of the night by two neighbours who narrowly escaped being crused in a debris flood that burst into their bedroom. She shares what happened next.

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Indigenous jobs at risk of automation

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business warns up to one-third of Indigenous-held jobs are at risk of being replaced by automation.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commissioner on police reform

Police reform has been top of mind for a lot of Canadians over the past month. But the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has long been calling for it. Former chief commissioner Marion Buller speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Zero-waste grocery store

Emilie Schmidt has opened northern B.C.'s first zero-waste grocery store. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk about Re-Jar in Smithers.

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Puddle Produce Farm under water

Flooding in the Cariboo has helped Puddle Produce Farm more than live up to its name. Brianna van de Wijngaard speaks with Carolina de Ryk about trying to salvage veggies under three feet of water.

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Is WE really the only way for the federal government to help students?

The Canada Student Service Grant was supposed to be a financial lifeline for students who cannot work during COVID-19. Instead it's become a source of controversy due to the selection of WE to administer the program. Amelia Merrick is PhD candidate in Prince George researching non-profits, and she speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the program.

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Senior couple escapes debris flood by smashing kitchen window with a log that floated into their home

At about 1:30 a.m., Garry and Mabel Moore were startled awake by a noise that sounded 'like a freight train' barrelling through their house. Then a debris flow smashed through the bedroom wall, flooding their home near McBride with mud, rocks, water and logs. They share their story with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 7, 2020: Daybreak North

NHL return to play plan; Premium gas; WE controversey hits Justin Trudeau; Staycation grants on Haida Gwaii; McBride mudslide escape; Canada-China relations; Kids, play and COVID-19; Helping students get work experience; How the Ancient Rainforest near Prince George was used as a source of armour by Lheidli T'enneh.

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Haida Gwaii residents offered $250 for stay-at-home vacations

With tourists unable to visit Haida Gwaii, grants are being offered to locals to take part in tourism experiences in their own backyards.

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Ancient Forest near Prince George was once source of medicine, armour for Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

An inland rainforest between Prince George and McBride is a tourist attraction today, but it also spent years as a valuable source of medicine, cultural practices and even armour. A new $8.7 million upgrade aims to showcase that history. Lheidli T'enneh Chief Dayi Clay Poutney speaks with the CBC's Andrew Kurjata.

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Child performers showcase Congolese dance to appreciative audiences in Prince George

A northern B.C. children's troupe that performs dances from the Democratic Republic of Congo is gaining growing recognition in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 6, 2020: Daybreak North

COVID-19 drug stockpiling; Vegan cheese; Fiscal snapshot; UNBC fall semester; Trend-setting sparrow; African dance troupe in Prince George; Money for biking; Plastic free July; Flooding; Joe Canada;

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How a birdsong from Prince George took over North America

Ken Otter of UNBC shares research into how an unusual birdsong he heard sparrows in Prince George singing soon spread across the continent.

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Track and field frustration

John Beebe is a runner in Prince George concerned the city isn't opening Masich Place stadium and outdoor track to the public more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family of four rescued after tubing trip gone wrong

Terrace search and rescue has been busy. Manager Dave Jephson shares some recent cases.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Daybreak North

NHL return plans; Car culture drives back to life; Air Canada and WestJet ending physically distancing on flights; Frustration over Prince George track closure; Search and rescue spike; The challenges of transitioning; B.C. books for summer reading; Quieter fireworks; Advertisers boycott Facebook; Summer camp during COVID-19.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 29, 2020: Daybreak North

COVID dining; NAFTA; Wildfire season; Mackenzie logging rally; Coming out; The history of Trans rights in Canada; Residential school play; Rare Gray Tailed Tattler spotted by Kitimat birdwatchers; Marmot on the loose; First Nations Health Authority.

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Play based on residential school survivor's story turning into radio drama due to COVID-19

Marianne Brorup Weston of the Raven Collective speaks with guest host Wil Fundal about plans to record an audio version of 'Bunk #7', a play written by the late Larry Guno about his time at residential school, and a little-known story of a student rebellion.

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Birders flock to B.C.'s North Coast to see rare grey-tailed tattler native to Asia and Australia

Birders from all over B.C., descended on the North Coast last week to catch a glimpse of a bird that rarely makes an appearance in Canada — the grey-tailed tattler.

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Mild wildfire season in Northern B.C. could continue with damp weather

A cooler summer may not be the most fun for outdoor activities, but it is good news for the fight against wildfires.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 26, 2020: Daybreak North

Band practice; Canoe commuting; Long-distance promotions; Hospital racism; Old Fort landslide update; Invasive species; Seafarers BBQ; B.C. budget; UNBC valedictorian.

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Wexit leader Jay Hill

A familiar name in northern B-C politics is the new, interim leader of the Wexit Canada party. Carolina Deryk speaks with to former Prince George-Peace River M-P Jay Hill about why he is taking on this role.

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Olympian hockey chat

Young female hockey players in Vanderhoof received some inspiration from an Olympic hero.

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Taylor Bachrach on policing in the North

Carolina Deryk talks to Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach about how policing will be different in a post COVID-19 world.

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Being both Black and Queer in the community

In episode three of They and Us, host Wil Fundal has a conversation with Queer FM host Denise Fraser about being Black and Queer.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 25, 2020: Daybreak North

Indigenous 150+; Picking up an instrument during the pandemic; Wexit; Indigenous phase 3 concerns; Police officers at Pride Parades?; Racialized ticketing during COVID-19; Taylor Bachrach on policing; Olympic hockey call; Housing stalled in Quesnel.

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Alice Maitland on a life in politics

Alice Maitland entered municipal politics nearly six decades ago. Now she is being honoured after serving as the longest-tenured mayor in the province's history. Carolina Deryk hears more about her experiences.

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Access to Vanderhoof limited during COVID-19

Under a ministerial order from the B-C government--some northern B-C municipal governments have been restricting access to public council meetings. The Mayor of Vanderhoof explains why this was necessary in his community.

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Daybreak's Wil Fundal on gender and being non-binary

A new CBC podcast produced by our team in Prince George takes on gender identity, pronouns and what it means to be non-binary. Host Wil Fundal joins Carolina Deryk to discuss his experiences.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 24, 2020: Daybreak North

Karchut on Cars; Pros and Cons of tele-medicine; COVID-19 limiting access to council meetings; Wil Fundal discusses gender; Rediscovering B.C.; Alice Maitland is the longest serving B.C. mayor

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Daybreak North

Aging in the time of COVID-19; Shuswap residents on COVID-19 phase 3; A pandemic time capsule; Protecting bees during the summer; Remembering Air India flight 182; Is anti-racism training enough?; Old Fort landslide; Port Edward residents argue against wolf cull; Mountain Pine Beetle effects.

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Exploring a new gender identity.

They and Us is a new CBC British Columbia podcast about gender identity and the pronouns that go with them. On episode two Wil shares two stories of people experimenting with new clothes for the first time- And the fear and power it makes them feel.

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Arguing against a wolf cull.

Weeks after a man was sent to the hospital after a wolf attack in Port Edward, a couple there is arguing that a wolf cull is not an answer to the problem.

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Why pine beetles increase the risk of forest fires.

They're a tiny but powerful wildfire menace. Wallace Snowdon takes a closer look at how researchers are tracking the mountain pine beetle as it devours forests across western Canada.

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A virtual celebration in Takla

Takla virtual celebration

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Full Episode for Friday, June 19, 2020: Daybreak North

Daybreak North, June 19, 2020.

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A memorial totem pole in Prince Rupert.

Prince Rupert artist Lyle Campbell is carving a totem pole in memory of his mother.

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Kitselas Geothermal Project

Kitselas Geothermal Project

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Full Episode for Monday, June 22, 2020: Daybreak North

Wilf Adam on Northern Health investigation; Golf on a soccer field; Naomi Hudson on Black History education; What does it mean to be non-binary; Cannabis tourism in Williams Lake.

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Wilf Adam on Indigenous blood alcohol guessing game

The province is investigating racist treatment of Indigenous patients in B-C emergency rooms. It's alleged doctors and nurses competed to guess the blood-alcohol levels of Indigenous patients. Carolina Deryk interview Northern Health board member Wilf Adam.

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Golf on a soccer field

The village of Port Clements is turning one of its soccer fields into a golf course. Carolina Deryk finds out how.

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What does it mean to be non-binary?

A new CBC British Columbia original podcast "They & Us" looks at the evolving world of gender identities. Host Wil Fundal shares their story of coming out as non-binary while working at the CBC.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 18, 2020: Daybreak North

CN Rail Safety; An ancient artifact in Williams Lake; Unmasking racism; Northern Medical Program graduate; Haida Gwaii school wins sports award; Xatsull First Nation on Williams Lake wildfire

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Dr Randi George on providing Indigenous mental health services

This year's graduates of the Northern Medical Program took part in a virtual grad ceremony yesterday. Carolina spoke to one of those new doctors about graduating in the time of COVID.

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Masset high school wins prestigious sports award

A small northern B-C high school sports program is getting some big recognition. Gudangaay Tlaats'gaa Naay Secondary School in Masset has been named this year's "Outstanding School" for B-C high school sports.

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6,000 year old arrowhead discovered in Williams Lake

Archaeologist Whitney Spearing found an arrowhead that is the oldest that the area's ever seen.

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Bruce Campbell on rail safety

There is an investigation underway regarding the death of one a CN worker on the rails in Port Edward this week.Carolina deryk has a conversation about railway safety with consultant and author Bruce Campbell.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 16, 2020: Daybreak North

Scott Regerh; COVID cooking; CERB costs; Coach of the year; Dawson Creek Pride crosswalk defaced again; Indigenous dance goes online in Terrace; Crow adoption; Softball return rules; Drinking and health.

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An on the ground look at the Coastal GasLink's construction

Several thousand workers are getting ready to lay pipe in the north. Daybreak North's Betsy Trumpener found out where they plan to stay -- and how they'll keep COVID at bay.

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Will fewer tourists help bears in the Klemtu?

The Kitasoo/Xai'xais First Nation is taking a closer look at how fewer tourists are impacting the bear population on their territory.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 17, 2020: Daybreak North

A new report on assisted living; Hal Johnson on BodyBreak; Staying safe this summer with COVID-19; Tourism affect on bears in Klemtu; A closer look at the Coastal GasLink pipeline; Airport struggles in Prince George; Calls to action from the Parliamentary Black Caucus; World on Fire

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Vandals keep defacing a rainbow crosswalk in Dawson Creek. Volunteers keep fixing it

Chelsea Mackay of the Dawson Creek Pride Society speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Using plants to map the path of a volcanic eruption in Northern B.C.

UNBC professor Phil Burton explains his research into the Tseax volcano eruption in B.C.'s Nass Valley.

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Record month for overdose deaths not a surprise to frontline workers

May 2020 was the worst month ever for overdose deaths in B.C., and the Northern Health region experienced the highest rate of lost lives. Carolina de Ryk speaks with Jordan Harris, executive director of the POUNDS project in Prince George, and Leslie McBain, co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 15, 2020: Daybreak North

Graduating students; Experimental vaccine volunteers; Volatile business; Northern B.C. volcano mapping project; Overdose deaths hit record highs; Mount Polley mine spill disciplinary hearings; Bear kills dog in Prince George.

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Rainbow crosswalks and the importance of acceptance symbols

A member of the Smithers Pride Society speaks about the value of the town's rainbow crosswalk.

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Yoga in the post COVID-19 world

We find out how yoga's downward dog is looking up for student's in Prince George

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Tears to hope relay in the age of George Floyd and COVID-19

How are organizers of the Tears to Hope relay in northern B.C. are adapting to COVID 19?

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Grad parades in Prince Rupert

Graduation ceremonies may have been put on hold, but that's not stopping some families in Prince Rupert from celebrating.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 12, 2020: Daybreak North

Yoga post COVID-19; What is the future of work?; How the Tears to Hope relay is adapting to COVID-19; Paper excellence closure; Rainbow crosswalk in Smithers; a Grad parade in Prince Rupert; Overdose-related deaths spike in B.C.; Home renovation donations.

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How will COVID-19 affect the real estate market?

With people hunkered down at home, the door's slammed shut on real estate sales. Carolina Deryk hears how the welcome mat might be out again next year in northern BC.

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An Indigenous author in Prince Rupert opens up about his experience with racism

An Indigenous author in Prince Rupert shares his struggle with identity, race and navigating a white world.

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A grim year predicted for the Stuart sockeye returns

Carolina Deryk speaks with the fisheries manager for the Tl'azt'en First Nation about the continuing impacts of the Big Bar landslide on Fraser River salmon stocks.

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RCMP superintendent on police violence

Discussions about racism and police violence are happening around the world, and right here in northern B-C. Carolina Deryk talks to the head of the RCMP in northern B-C about criticisms officers in this region are facing.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 11, 2020: Daybreak North

Scott Regehr on sports; Shoring up Canadian tourism; A GoFundMe campaign to keep a Haida Gwaii fish plant open; Real estate during COVID-19; RCMP Superintendent on police violence; Grim outlook for Stuart Sockeye; An Indigenous author on navigating through a white world.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 10, 2020: Daybreak North

Calls to defund the police; "Baking" COVID-19 out of police cars; Understanding COVID-19 risks as the world returns to normal; Opposition to the cow moose hunt; How to keep mosquitoes away; Advocates for civilian-based patrols; Wilderness escape amidst the pandemic; Police-conduct investigations to lengthy

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An explorer takes to the wilderness to escape COVID-19

When B-C residents were told to "stay safe, stay at home", explorer Frank Wolf headed straight for the wilderness. Carolina Deryk heard what it was like escaping to the wilderness in the midst of a pandemic.

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Mosquito prep 101

It's shaping up to be a monster year for mosquitos. Carolina Deryk talks to a Prince George mosquito expert about when they might buzz off.

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B.C. government on cow moose hunt

Critics say the B-C government should scrap plans to increase the number of cow moose that can be hunted this year. Carolina Deryk speaks with the province's Director of Wildlife and Habitat why it's being done.

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Campaigning to end antlerless moose hunt

Dan Simmons has spent years campaigning to end the cow moose hunt in B-C. But now the province is expanding the hunt.

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Terrace mountain biking boom

Terrace's mountain biking community has blossomed over the past few months. Carolina Deryk finds out why social distancing hasn't kept the sport from growing.

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Teacher's PPE in Prince Rupert

School is back in session, but it's leaving some feeling exposed. Carolina Deryk talks with a Prince Rupert teacher who is asking the province to give teachers face shields for the classroom.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 9, 2020: Daybreak North

The privilege of working from home; A Prince Rupert teacher calls for PPE; Cow moose hunt criticized; Talking to kids about race; Terrace's booming mountain biking community.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 8, 2020: Daybreak North

Researching Haida Gwaii Kelp; Processing grief during COVID-19; Going voiceless; Mining garbage to learn about a gold rush; Black Lives Matter rally in Prince George; Mapping the Tseax Volcano.

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Mapping the Tseax volcano in the Nass Valley

250 years ago, the Tseax volcano erupted in the Nass valley. Today, researchers have mapped that volcano for the first time.

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Finding gold treasures in Barkerville's trash

What tales does our garbage tell? The CBC's Betsy Trumpener learns why an archeologist is sifting through the refuse pile of a historic Chinese restaurant.

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Black Lives Matter rally held in Prince George

Hundreds of people came out for a pair of rallies in support of Black lives in Prince George. One was held beside Mr. PG on Saturday. And before that, more than 300 people gathered outside city hall. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata gathered those sounds.

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How to process grief during COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many parts of our lives. But it's had an especially big impact on people dealing with tragic loss. Denise Torgerson is helping people find ways to mourn and grieve their loved ones.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 5, 2020: Daybreak North

Parenting a Black child; Forced return to the office; Eli Glasner; Olympian Alyx Treasure on being Black in Prince George; Dawson Creek Pride crosswalk defaced minutes after being painted; The history of anti-Black policing in Prince George; Detailed reporting on where COVID-19 has been found in B.C.

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Racial profiling among police in B.C.

Reconcile This reporter Angela Sterritt spoke to Indigenous women in B.C. about a common problem.

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Pride sidewalk defaced in Dawson Creek

Minutes after it was painted, a Pride sidewalk in Dawson Creek was defaced.

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The history of anti-Black policing in Prince George

Historian Jonathan Swaigner discusses the deliberate targeting of Black residents of Prince George by police and politicians during Prince George's early years, and how it shaped the community.

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Raising a Black child in Prince George

Former CBC broadcaster Audrey McKinnon reflects on being a white mother raising a Black child in Prince George, and how to tackle difficult conversations.

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Olympian Alyx Treasure on growing up Black in Prince George

The Olympic athlete discusses her confusion growing up Black in Prince George, and how moving to the United States helped her understand that part of her identity and start to process racism she experienced as a child.

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The past and present of anti-Black racism in Prince George

Members of the Black community in Prince George reflect on their own experiences with racism; Parenting a Black child; How the Black community was targeted by police in Prince George's first decade.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 4, 2020: Daybreak North

Lawrence Hill on racism; Cannabis and kids; 300 species at risk that only Canada can save; Gladys Radek criticizes lack of progress on MMIWG report after one year; Port Edward mayor on wolf attack; Virtual doctors; Andrew Wilkinson on COVID-19; Antia-Asian racism in B.C.; Contact tracing.

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Lack of progress on MMIWG report criticized by families

Gladys Radek waited years for the government to investigate the cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, which include her family. Now she's waiting for them to act.

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Grand Chief Phillip reflects on police treatment of Indigenous people in Canada

The protests against police anti-black racism in the U-S are starting conversations about police treatment of Indigenous people in Canada. Carolina Deryk discusses this with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

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Pushing for airline refunds during COVID-19

Airlines in Canada still haven't been mandated to give refunds for flights cancelled due to COVID-19. Carolina Deryk speaks with an air passenger advocate about why he feels that should change.

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Advocating for safer Prince George crosswalks

A Prince George teen is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car while crossing a crosswalk. Now his family has started a petition to make the intersection safer for pedestrians

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How useful is police force during peaceful protests?

With mass protests taking place in the U.S., University of Toronto professor Dexter Voisin joins Carolina Deryk to discuss how effective the police have been in de-escalating some of these tense situations.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 3, 2020: Daybreak North

COVID-19's effect on Canada-US relations; How emissions may change car change preferences; The fight for airline refunds; How have police treated indigenous peoples in Canada; A petition to make Prince George intersections safer; Why police force may make peaceful protests worse.

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Bird strike possible responsible for Snowbird crash

Preliminary reports suggest the cause of last month's snowbird crash in Kamloops may have been a bird strike. The crash in Kamloops killed public affairs officer Captain Jenn Casey. Carolina Deryk speaks with former Snowbirds commander Robert Mitchell

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The life and work of Haida artist Robert Davidson

For more than 50 years, renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson has put the art of his people on display for the world to see. But that art hasn't always celebrated. Carolina Deryk discusses the power of art to elevate the culture of a community with Davidson.

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Being a black journalist in the age of George Floyd

There has been much anger and unrest over the past week, following the death of George Floyd. Carolina speak with Nadia Stewart to hear what it's like to be a Black journalist at this time

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Prince George dancer stuck at sea

Early on in this pandemic, a lot of attention was given to Canadians stranded on cruiseships.The attention has died down- but some remain at sea. Tristan Ghostkeeper spent 55 days on the ocean. Carolina Deryk hears his story.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 2, 2020: Daybreak North

Talking anti-black racism with your kids; Federal reaction to George Floyd protests; The possible cause of the Snowbirds crash; A dancer stuck on a cruise ship during the pandemic; Renowned Haida Artist/Activist Robert Davidson; A wolf attack in Port Edward

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Northerners are paddling through the pandemic

Carolina Deryk talks to the head of the Northwest Brigade Paddling Club-- who's watching paddlers find some peace mid-pandemic

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Terrace resident told to "go home"

Janine Kraft was shocked to see someone had written the words "Go home, border is closed" on her truck. She's worried what it says about how people stuck in northern B.C. from other places are being treated

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How will a lack of cruise ships affects tourism?

In Prince Rupert, the tourism industry is figuring out how it will navigate a summer without cruise ships

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Ninjas on the loose in Prince Rupert

In a time when people are starved for connection, ninjas in Prince Rupert have arrived to save the day and spread some cheer.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 1, 2020: Daybreak North

A Terrace resident is told to leave Terrace; The impact of fewer cruise ships on Prince Rupert; Ninjas in Prince Rupert; Paddling is booming in the north.

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A tree planter shares his experience with lyme disease

Northern B-C is not considered a high risk place for ticks. But tree planter Tim Tchida is sharing his experience with lyme disease in an effort to help others.

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Virtual pride in Smithers

COVID-19 has put a stop to large, outdoor pride celebrations--so the pride society in Smithers is taking pride online.

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COVID-19 memories

The North Peace museum in Fort St John is gathering photos, diaries and other items documenting people's experience with COVID-19.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 29, 2020: Daybreak North

Changing haircuts; Gathering pandemic memories; A tree planter battles Lyme Disease; A virtual pride celebration; A plastics plant is proposed for Prince George; A town hall with Northern Health

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 29, 2020: Daybreak North

National parks; Pandemic graduation; Save-On Foods union; Cancer and COVID-19; Treeplanting check-in; How we value elderly people; Safe supply in northern B.C.; Virtual wellness.

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Irene Joseph reacts to $55,000 ruling after wrongful arrest.

Wet'suwet'en elder Irene Joseph was awarded $55,000 by a B.C. Supreme Court Judge after she was falsely accused in 2014. Daybreak's Nicole Out spoke to Irene to get her reaction to the decision.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Daybreak North

Saving the NHL Season; PG Airport Authority CEO; The where's and whys of face masks; Poor internet for northern B.C. ranchers; Prince George library loaning books; Irene Joseph falsely arrested; A blooming community garden

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Inside Prince George's carbon reduction plan

The city is trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Andrea Byrne explains the city's role.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Daybreak North

The urge to gather; Mandatory paid sick leave; Bat count; Prince George carbon reduction plan; Quesnel gold pan moving; Out on Patrol; Bulkley Valley Teachers Union upset about students being back in class.

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Rooftop concert cancelled in Prince George

Canada's first drive-in concert was supposed to happen in Prince George this weekend. But a last-minute change from the province put rock on the roof on the rocks. Carolina Deryk speaks with event producer and city councillor Kyle Sampson.

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Wolf warning in Prince Rupert

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has put out a warning about wolves in Prince Rupert.

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Skeena salmon closures deal blow to recreational fishing industry

Fish and tackle stores in the region are reeling after recreational salmon closures were announced. Carolina Deryk interviews a store manager about what the future holds for that industry.

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BC Hemp Corporation promises billions in investment in Prince George

The BC Hemp Corporation has unveiled plans to build a 2 billion dollar ethanol plant in Prince George. Carolina Deryk interviews company president Remi Balaj.

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Full Episode for Monday, May 25, 2020: Daybreak North

COVID-19 gender imbalance; Sanderson on "vaccine hesitancy; Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro; Prince Rupert wolves; Fish and tackle closures along the Skeena; A $2 billion hemp project in Prince George; A cancelled drive in concert.

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Rooftop rock: Canada's first drive-in concert happening in Prince George

Prince George artists Studio 720 are performing what's believed to be Canada's first drive-in concert this weekend, performing on the roof of the CN Centre. Drummer Nick Tisdale speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Bathrooms and handwashing stations opened for homeless in Prince George

The city of Prince George has contracted an outreach group to provide bathroom and hand-washing access to people without them during COVID-19. Betsy Trumpener reports.

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What happens if someone with COVID-19 doesn't self-isolate?

Dr. Rakel Kling of Northern Health speaks with Carolina de Ryk about how they are monitoring positive cases of COVID-19.

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How wildfire camps are changing due to COVID-19

No breakfast buffets, single-person tents and handwashing stations: Rob Schweitzer, Director of Operations for the BC Wildfire Service speaks with Carolina de Ryk about changes being made in wildfire camps due to COVID-19.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 22, 2020: Daybreak North

Snowbirds memorial; Tipping delivery drivers; Eli Glasner reviews 'Normal People'; Wildfire camps; Tracking who has COVID-19; Rooftop concert; Handwashing stations for homeless; On the Ledge; Talkback.

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Meteorite found in northern B.C. offers secrets on how life began

20 years ago a meteorite lit up the sky over northern B.C. and Yukon before being found in Atlin. The fact that it landed in ice in January means it offers unique insights into how the universe itself was created.

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Rural drivers stopped dead by slides, washouts in the Cariboo

Washouts, mudslides and landslides have closed several back roads in the Quesnel area this spring, impacting the people who live there. Betsy Trumpener reports.

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Canadian Civil Liberties argues COVID-19 closures violate rights

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is launching a court case against Newfoundland and Labrador arguing that by preventing non-residents from visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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The need for better internet

With more people working from home, the limiations of internet access in many rural communities is becoming clear, says Josh Tabish of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.

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How to declutter

Marilyn Carlaw of Prince George's Declutter Bug and Company offers some advice on purging in a pandemic.

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Vanderhoof air show looks to localized event

The Vanderhoof International Air Show is being postponed until 2021, but organizers still hope to have something for locals to look up to this August.

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Learning to drive at a distance

Raj Brar of Prince George Driving School speaks about the impacts of the pandemic.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 21: Daybreak North

Suing for the right to travel during COVID-19; Better internet needed for rural areas; Driving schools at a distance; Vanderhoof airshow; Northern B.C. meteorite offers insights into how life began; Cariboo road washouts; Decluttering tips; Pandemic gadgets.

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Managing anxiety as COVID-19 restrictions lift

Counsellor Dahne Harding shares tips for managing mental health and anxiety while coming into contact with more people.

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How to capture a mother bear (on camera)

Prince George's Sam Ellis speaks with the CBC's Andrew Kurjata about capturing bears, fox and lynxes on camera for the new CBC project Hello, Spring (cbc.ca/hellospring).

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Patios key to CrossRoads brewing welcoming back customers

CrossRoads brewing has remained open to takeout customers throughout the pandemic, but they are looking ahead to patio season to give people a place to sit and eat.

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Golfing boom

Don McDermid of the Prince George golf and curling club says the sport is more popular than ever as people look for ways to get oustide while physically distancing.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 20, 2020: Daybreak North

Nature photographer; Golfing; Crossroads Brewing; Kids and COVID-19 risk; Re-opening anxiety.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Daybreak North

The return of hockey and curling; Invasive species; Snowbird crash investigation; Independent learning cuts; Fort St. John curling woes; What to watch for in the phase two re-opening in B.C.; Guerilla gardeners; Are tourists being told to stay away from Haida Gwaii too much?

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Is 'Stay Away' messaging too harsh? These Haida Gwaii tourism operators think so

James Cowpar and Susan Musgrave both depend on tourists to Haida Gwaii to run their businesses. While they understand the need for people to 'stay away' during COVID-19, they worry some of the messaging is too aggressive and will discourage people from visiting permanently.

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Guerilla gardeners start planting in low-income Prince George neighbourhood

CBC's Betsy Trumpener visits a group of local food advocates in Millburn Park near downtown Prince George.

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Home school funding cuts have parents worried

The province has slashed about $12 million from its budget supporting independent learners. Home schooler Jenn Urbanowski speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the implications for her family.

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Snowbirds will fly again, aviation experts say

David McNair is a former military pilot and air safety investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. He speaks with the CBC's Andrew Kurjata about the Snowbird crash in Kamloops, followed by a conversation with aviation journalist Mark Miller.

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Tour Gold Rush-era Barkerville via private Zoom sessions during COVID-19

The May long weekend is traditionally when Barkerville Historic Town opens to visitors, but with COVID-19 shutdowns still in place, the site has turned to virtual tours and interactive sessions to bring history to life.

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Could the NHL come to Prince George, and will the Cougars survive Covid-19?

Hockey writer Larry Fisher shares his thoughts on John Horgan suggesting NHL games be played at arenas in Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna, as well as news that the Portland Winterhawks have filed for bankruptcy and what that says about the future of the WHL.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 15, 2020: Daybreak North

Virtual travel; Post-COVID19 office life; Eli Glasner reviews 'Upload'; Will the NHL come to Prince George? What future for the Cougars?; Search and rescue operations; Gyms.

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A 10-year-old's take on re-opening playgrounds

School playgrounds in Peace River North District 60 are open again, but don't expect 10-year-old Kori Meyer to be swinging from the monkey bars any time soon.

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Grade 12 student wants friends and family to be able to witness graduation in Prince George

Ayshia Neukomm of Duchess Park hopes to have more than a virtual graduation ceremony.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 14, 2020: Daybreak North

Tech tracing COVID-19 and privacy concerns; Seniors concerns with re-opening B.C.; Gardening tips; Grad petition; Wet'suwet'en MOU; Inside schools re-opening; Work from home after COVID; B.C.'s volcanoes; A 10-year-old's take on re-opening playgrounds in Fort St. John.

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The importance of school lunches during a pandemic

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in Prince George regularly made lunch time meals for their students. But since physical distancing measures have kept students at home, those schools have been coordinating their efforts to make sure that 600 lunches still get to the students. Eric Vliegenhart is coordinating 600 lunches everyday for Prince George students to help maintain normalcy with connection between students and teachers during COVID-19.

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A Prince George woman is putting pen to paper to connect with old friends during the pandemic

Beth Quesnel has taken up letter writing during the pandemic, and has been writing a letter a day since March 31.

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COVID-19 keeps Alaska bound campers at home

The long weekend should be a big weekend for northeastern B.C.. It's the time of year when travellers start rolling north in campers, RVs and motorcycles bound for Alaska. But COVID-19 is keeping those travellers off the roads.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 13, 2020: Daybreak North

Teachers in Prince George stay connected to students while delivering lunches. Alaska bound travellers are parking their RVs and staying home. The uncertain future of post-secondary education. Another look at the Mount St. Helens eruption.

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Premier John Horgan on mandated sick days

Union leaders in B.C. have been calling on the province to mandate paid sick days for all workers as businesses prepare to re-open. Premier John Horgan joins the show to talk about why the province has not taken that step yet.

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A rare dolphin never before seen on Haida Gwaii washes up on the shore near Tlell.

Alex Renfrit tells the story of how her daily morning dog walk turned into the discovery of the striped dolphin - the likes of which have never been seen on the shores of Haida Gwaii

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A Prince George resident is trying to get her neighbourhood Little Free Library back after the city took it down

Prince George resident Tina Cousins wants to restore a dismantled book exchange In Prince George's Rainbow Park

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Daybreak North

The Little Free Library box in Prince George disappears; B.C. Premier John Horgan on the reopening of B.C. businesses; A new survey on maintaining kids mental health while physical distancing.

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How the Nisga'a Final Agreeement changed Canada

History was made when the Nisga’a Final Agreement came into effect on May 11, 2000. Two of its key architects ⁠— Nisga'a Nation founding president Joseph Gosnell and lead neogtiator Jim Aldridge ⁠— reflect on its legacy.

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The Heltsiuk First Nation is using heat pumps to move away from fossil fuels

The Heltsiuk Nation has been using heat pumps to decrease their dependence on diesel fuel for power and increase their energy security.

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Full Episode for Monday, May 11, 2020: Daybreak North

What to do while you're unemployed; Business report; Bella Coola flood plans; Heiltsuk First Nation turn to heat pumps for energy; 20th anniversary of Nisga'a Final Agreement; Mt. St. Helen's anniversary; Municipal funding.

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60 years of Mr. PG

Prince George's iconic mascot turns 60 today. Exploratoin Place museum curator Alyssa Leier shares some stories from his past.

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The 'Good People' fighting the overdose crisis in Prince George profiled in new CBC TV series

Mark Sakamoto of CBC's 'Good People' speaks with Wil Fundal about his visit to Prince George to meet the people on the front lines of fighting to save lives in the city's overdose crisis.

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Health Minister Adrian Dix on loosening COVID-19 restrictions in B.C.

Small gatherings will be allowed for the long weekend, and more businesses are expected to re-open soon. Health Minister Adrian Dix lays out the province's plan for the weeks ahead.

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Concerns as Prince George teachers told to return to classrooms

Prince George teachers have been told work from home arrangements are coming to an end and they are expected to return to school for work on Monday, even as students stay home. Not everyone is sure it's a good idea.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 7, 2020: Daybreak North

The future of long-term care homes; eSports fill the void of professional leagues; Mental health and athletes; The fight for French Immersion in Burns Lake; Concern as Prince George teachers told to back to school; Health minister Adrian Dix on the re-opening of B.C.

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