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 Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018: Daybreak North

What Canada Post labour dispute means for rural communities; California wildfires bring back memories in northern B.C.; Conservation officer of the year in Williams Lake; The messy business of keeping farms in the family; Calgarians vote against Olympic bid; Black Lives Matter Seattle activist speaking in Prince George; Up to 90 children and youth allegedly swindled out of money by Ministry of Children and Family Development employee; Prince Rupert holds public forum on cannabis sales; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on over-the-counter cold cures; Replay: George Baker's search for a lonely pelican on the North Coast.

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UNBC professor Catherine Nolin on survival migration in Central America and Myanmar

UNBC geography professor Catherine Nolin speaks to Carolina de Ryk ahead of her talk "Survival Migration in Our Times: Fleeing from Central America and Myanmar."

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018: Daybreak North

Eight-year-old jiu-jitsu competitor; How 'Over the Rainbow' almost got passed over; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Singapore; Update on Old Fort landslide; Survival migration with UNBC professor Catherine Nolin; The story of a rare photography collection in Quesnel that reveals a side of Canadian history that's rarely been seen; Family doctor shortage in B.C. worsening; Lookback at the last Kitimat housing crisis; What's changed in the year since Prince Rupert got its first tent city?; The secret story behind the different sounds of NHL horns.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018: Daybreak North
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Wilderness Committee calls for full ban of bear bait sales in British Columbia

Charlotte Dawe of the Wilderness Committee speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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UNBC soccer player wins national award for his charity work off the court

Francesco Bartolillo is a member of the UNBC Men's Soccer team, but he's also the winner of the 2018 U-Sports Student-Athlete Community Service Award for his charity work with people affected by cancer.

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Downtown construction causes big changes to Remembrance Day ceremony in Prince George

Long-time Remembrance Day Parade Marshall and veteran John Scott joins Carolina de Ryk in studio.

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Full Episode for Friday, Nov. 9, 2018: Daybreak North

Proportional representation debate highlights; How to research family connections to World War I; Eli Glasner reviews the new Grinch; Wood heat and clean air; Wilderness Committee calls for full ban of bear bait sales in B.C.; How to pin poppies; Prince George Remembrance Day parade marshall; Fraser Lake first responders create video message for long-time member afflicted with cancer; UNBC men's soccer player wins award for charity work; The Prince Rupert veteran thought dead in World War II who is still going strong today.

Download Full Episode for Friday, Nov. 9, 2018: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018: Daybreak North

Major upgrades for Prince Rupert port infrastructure; Facebook introduces dating in Canada; How advertisers target first- and second-generation immigrants differently; Grassy Plains Country Store and Restaurant burns down; Rally for Prince Rupert ophthamologist; Understanding urban-rural proportional representation; Canadian Tire pulls bear bait from northern B.C. stores; A stroke of art that masks hidden stories in Prince Rupert.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018: Daybreak North
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General store that acted as haven during B.C. wildfires burns down

A store and restaurant that helped support a rural community during this summer's record-breaking wildfires has burned down. Carolina de Ryk speaks with resident Catherine van Tine Marcinek about the importance of teh Grassy Plains Country Store and Restaurant.

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Canadian Tire pulls bear bait from shelves in B.C.

Almost as soon as it was put on shelves, bear bait has been pulled from Canadian Tire stores in British Columbia. This after the product attracted the attention of some upset customers in Prince George. CBC reporter Audrey McKinnon explains.

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B.C. woman pushes for better cell coverage along Highway 16 after narrow escape from rock slide

A B.C. woman who narrowly escaped a rock slide on the highway between Terrace and Prince Rupert this week is calling for better cell coverage along the notorious stretch of road.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018: Daybreak North

Some Fort Nelson residents concerned with conditions of Alaska Highway; What does 'clean' mean in food marketing; U.S. midterm results analysis; Rock slide survivor calls for better cell service between Prince Rupert and Terrace; Mixed member proportional representation; Should we give up on wood smoke?; UNBC students celebrate World Town Planning Day; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on the rise of Crohn's disease and the need for more public washrooms.

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018: Daybreak North

MP Nathan Cullen uncertain about sale of federal government stake in Prince Rupert's Ridley Terminal; Rise in alcohol abuse among Canadian women; How concerned should Canadians be about a Statistics Canada pilot project looking at income?; The history of drought in northwestern B.C.; Americans living in northern B.C. await midterm results; How dual member proportional representation would work; Talkback on public toilets; How LNG development may affect men and women differently; Winter driving tips.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018: Daybreak North
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From 'Amazing Grace' to 'Piano Man': all-weather, outdoor piano in Fort St. John brings all types to its keys

After receiving an email from a listener in Fort St. John wondering about a piano that sits outside year-round, Carolina de Ryk calls up the pastor of the church where it sits to find out more.

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Full Episode for Monday, Nov. 5, 2018: Daybreak North

Old Fort landslide and Telegraph Creek wildfire evacuation orders end; Talkback on the time change; Go Public investigates credit card insurance; The markets and the midterms; Drought continues even as snow falls; The story behind Fort St. John's all-weather outdoor downtown piano; Examining first past the post ahead of electoral reform debate; The importance of public washrooms and why women's bathrooms always have longer lines; CBC investigates whether coach buses should have seat belts; For the first time in decades, Prince Rupert's city council is all-male.

Download Full Episode for Monday, Nov. 5, 2018: Daybreak North
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'I am a castoff child of the city': Prince George poet a finalist in CBC Poetry Prize

Social worker, writer and activist Andrew Burton performs his poem 'Where You From?' and discusses why reading things you don't like is a good idea.

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Why northeastern B.C. is more susceptible to earthquakes from fracking than Sasksatchewan

Honn Kao of the Geological Survey of Canada discusses the latest research into fracking's connection to earthquakes, and what it could mean for the future of the industry.

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Why Conservative MP Bob Zimmer is teaming up with the UK to send Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg a connection request

Mark Zuckerberg has so far declined invitations from both Canada and the United Kingdom to discuss Facebook's role in democracies and fake news, so the two countries are banding together to try and get the CEO to connect. Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer explains.

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'Just doing my job': A veteran of Bosnia on Remembrance Day

The CBC's George Baker speaks with Lindsey Gidney about what it's like to be a veteran of lesser-known conflicts on Remembrance Day.

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Dr. Brian Goldman on the health impacts of changing clocks

It may only be an hour, but changing clocks can have major health impacts. Dr. Brian Goldman explains.

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Fort St. John grapples with growing opioid crisis

Nearly 30 people have fatally overdosed in Fort St. John this year, and some in the community believe the stigma surrounding addiction is a barrier to help. So they are hosting public events to help those unfamiliar with addiction to understand. One of the organizers, Edwina Nearhood, speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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UNBC Prof. Oscar Venter on decline of global wilderness

The Wildlife Conservation Society reported that 70 per cent of the world's wilderness belongs to five countries and of those five, Canada holds the second-largest area following Russia.

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Full Episode for Friday, November 2, 2018: Daybreak North

Avalanche risk as snow falls; Eli Glasner reviews 'Bohemian Rhapsody'; Fort Nelson applies for community forest; Health effects of time change; Bosnia veteran in Prince Rupert reflects on Remembrance Day; Talkback; Wild spaces disappearing worldwide.

Download Full Episode for Friday, November 2, 2018: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Thursday, November 1, 2018: Daybreak North

Indigenous tourism in B.C.; Brier bid for Prince George fails; Franken-algorithms; MP Bob Zimmer wants to talk to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg about fake news; Forestry Minister Doug Donaldson on fires and drought; New research into fracking and earthquakes; Walking everywhere in sprawling winter community; Prince George's Andrew Burton is a CBC Poetry Prize finalist; Julia Mackey on 10 years of performing Jake's Gift.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, November 1, 2018: Daybreak North
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Cariboo region left without service as Greyhound buses pull out for final time

The province stepped in to fill the gap on the Highway of Tears with a one-year pilot project called B.C. Bus North but hasn't filled the gap in other northern communities.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018: Daybreak North

How to paint yourself like a zombie; Big donation to Smithers library; Polarizing candy; Rio Tinto on drought and Nechako River flow; RCMP on crime in Dawson Creek; Quesnel woman on the end of Greyhound; City of Prince George says it can't help businesses hurt by downtown construction with finances; C-difficile in hospital beds; Thriller in Port Clements.

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018: Daybreak North
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No Chocolat: Prince George cafe Ohh Chocolat shuttered due to construction

The construction meant to usher in a new era in Prince George's downtown has caused a popular business to close.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018: Daybreak North

Online hate speech and violence; Decker Lake Trading Post on Halloween fireworks; Andrew Scheer's relationship with the media; Challenge to Coastal Gas Link pipeline to be heard by National Energy Board; Nechako Watershed Roundtable worried about impact of drought and wildfire; How Victor Olson of Cinema Secondhand and Fireworks Warehouse in Hixon started selling fireworks; Listening in to other people's therapy sessions; Smithers' Facundo Gastiazoro selected to put up mural in Prince George; Last Greyhound to Quesnel departs Vancouver; Embracing the outdoors in winter.

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In memory of Drew Schemenauer

A farewell to a longtime member of the CBC Prince George team.

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Safe road running in the dark of winter

Gillian Roberts of the Prince George Roadrunners shares tips for staying safe while running outdoors as the days get shorter and colder.

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Dawson Creek businesses battling rapid rise in crime

The number of crimes targeting businesses in Dawson Creek has doubled over the last year, and businesses are taking steps to fight back. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Chamber of Commerce executive director Kathleen Connelly.

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Full Episode for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018: Daybreak North

Global fruit supply is down; Crime targeting business in Dawson Creek more than doubles; How to safely run outdoors in dark weather and winter; GoPublic investigates the rights of breastfeeding mothers; Diversity in the outdoors; Drought continues in northwestern B.C.; Remembering longtime CBC Prince George transmitter tech Drew Schemenauer.

Download Full Episode for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018: Daybreak North
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Valemount and Revelstoke have "ski town problems"

Melissa Jameson of the Revelstoke Mountaineer and Andru McCracken of the Rocky Mountain Goat discuss their communities transitions to ski resort towns, the troubles they bring and who should try and fix them.

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Level 4 drought in northwestern B.C. present alarming problem for spawning salmon

Daybreak North's George Baker reports on the level four drought in northwestern B.C. for CBC's the World This Weekend.

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'Unprecedented low water levels' in northern, central B.C. raise fears for future of wildlife

Water levels on northwestern B.C. rivers are low - lower than has ever been seen by people who monitor the health of the fish and wildlife who rely on the Nechako, Bulkley, Skeena and other waterways. From Prince George to Terrace to Prince Rupert, CBC's northern B.C. team explores the effects.

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Full Episode for Friday, Oct. 26, 2018: Daybreak North

Conservative MP for Cariboo-Prince George Todd Doherty on climate change and carbon tax; CBC investigates bacteria on airplanes; Eli Glasner reviews Melissa McCarthy's 'Can You Ever Forgive Me'; Climate change and argiculture research forum at UNBC; Ski town troubles in Revelstoke and Valemount; Bob Keating explores Greyhound's roots in Nelson; Brady Strachan reports on shortage of physicians to help people with Parkinson's; Prince Rupert poker player headed to world tournament; Okanagan Children's Choir and Symphony Orchestra team up for Harry Potter concert; Children of the Wave album release in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018: Daybreak North (& South!)

Banning single use plastic bags; Being judged by your body at work; Why Prince George has bad air quality in the fall; B.C Wildfire doing prescribed burns; 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia, the worst nautical disaster of the North Coast; Nelson Curling Club wants regional district to take over management after Fernie tragedy; U-19 Pan-American Volleyball championships coming to Prince George; Kelowna sex shop steps up security; Tumbler Ridge dinosaur museum says it is ready to change in order to survive; Spooky stories at the Terrace Library; Getting better prescriptions through DNA>

Download Full Episode for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018: Daybreak North (& South!)
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A spooky story from the Terrace Public Library

Jess Dafoe of the Terrace Public Library shares a spooky story from her own life ahead of an open mic event, 'Stories We Tell,' being held Oct. 25.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018: Daybreak North

Banksy auction; Shifts in the apple industry; New regional district director responds to problems with garbage in the woods near Terrace; B.C. Forest Professionals concerned about new legislation governing industry; Interest rates rise; Is it unprofessional to have packages delivered to your office?; New mayor of Tumbler Ridge on dinosaur museum and caribou protection; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on sleep disorders.

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'It was very emotional': Old Fort residents return home to pick up items

Though a few people have been allowed to return to their homes, most of the community continues to live in hotels or friend's houses. The Peace River Regional District is issuing permits, allowing them to go in by boat to gather their belongings.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018: Daybreak North

FortisBC says natural gas shortage could continue through winter; Archives: debit cards introduced in Canada; Touring B.C.'s only legal pot shop in Kamloops; Prince George's surf-rock Black Sabbath cover band, Children of the Wave, pick their favourite Sabbath tracks; How federal parties are positioning themselves ahead of the election; Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman on continued low voter turnout; Supportive housing being built in Smithers; Ranked ballots in municipal elections; Emotions high as residents temporarily return to Old Fort; Public safety minister Mike Farnworth on Old Fort; Soraya Bermejo of UNICEF on humanitarian crisis in Central America.

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Minister of Public Safety emphasizes role of local government in responding to emergency situations

The Peace River Regional District told CBC in a previous interview that these types of emergencies are too much responsibility to place on local government.

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Full Episode for Monday Oct. 22, 2018: Daybreak North

New councillors Becky Grimsrud in Fort St. John, Blair Lekstrom in Dawson Creek and Cori Ramsay and Kyle Sampson in Prince George, plus the new mayor of Fort Nelson, CBC investigations into telecom salespeople pressuring the elderly to make purchases they don't understand, Elections B.C. on the proportional representation vote, and Canadians and debt.

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Prince George's new millennial city councillors say they plan to learn from experience

Prince George has two new city councillors: Cori Ramsay, 31 and Kyle Sampson, 25. The pair join Carolina de Ryk in studio to talk about their priorities for the next four years, why they decided to run and how they plan to work with the more experienced incumbent politicians at the council table.

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Michelle Mungall responds to Kitimat housing crunch

The minister for energy weighs in on news that Kitimat is gearing up for a housing crunch due to a final investment decision being made on a major LNG terminal in the community.

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Ohh Chocolat Cafe closing doors due to downtown Prince George development

It's an unsual problem for Prince George: too much development downtown. But business owners on George Street say they're struggling as construction carries on-- with one even shutting its doors. Audrey McKinnon visits Ohh Chocolat Cafe and Serengeti International Foods.

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Full Episode for Friday, Oct. 19, 2018: Daybreak North

Conservation officer service looking for distressed deer in Prince Rupert; Eli Glasner reviews latest "Halloween" sequel; Peace River Regional District chair says more help needed from province to deal with Old Fort landslide; SOGI and class size in school board debates in northern B.C.; Visiting Prince George's low river; Energy minister Michelle Mungall on Kitimat housing crunch; Ohh Chocolat Cafe closing because of downtown development in Prince George; Prince Rupert salmon hatchery worried about low rivers effects; Listener comments on Terrace garbage problems, drought and school bus seatbelts.

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Peace River Regional District responds to Old Fort residents' concerns about landslide

Peace River Regional District says emergency evacuation decisions are too much for local governments to handle

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Run For It: Campaign endorsement controversey, and how to decide who to vote for it

With the election just two days away, former Prince Rupert mayor Herb Pond and outgoing Prince George city councillor Jill Merrick discuss the role of endorsements in helping persuade voters and their preferred strategy for choosing whose name to put an 'X' beside.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018: Daybreak North

CBC's Angela Sterritt reports on cannabis shops in Indigenous communities; Tahltan Day celebrated; How technology can help navigate the world of legal marijuana; Young Warriors workshop led by former gang member in Quesnel for Indigenous youth; Environment Canada on drought conditions in northwestern B.C.; New buyer for long-abandoned Dairy Queen building in Prince Rupert; Run for It Panel on whether this has been a boring municipal election, and how to decide who to vote for; Kitimat housing market heats up and mayoral candidates weigh in; Autho Grame Pole on navigating the world of publishing and his whirlwind northern B.C. library tour.

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Kitimat housing market skyrockets after LNG announcement; Mayoral candidates weigh in

Since Canada LNG announced it would move forward with a terminal in Kitimat, realtors like Shannon Dos Santos have been run off their feet trying to keep up with demand. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk, then mayoral candidates David Johnston and Phil Germuth tell CBC what they would do to manage housing should they be elected on Saturday.

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From Kamloops to Prince Rupert, pot proponents celebrate legalization

Carolina de Ryk speaks with CBC reporter Brady Strachan at the only legal cannabis retailer in British Columbia, then visits two long-time legalization advocates in Prince Rupert.

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Is a 'dull' election campaign a bad thing?

Prince George Citizen and Prince George Daily News editors Neil Godbout and Bill Phillips weigh in on an election campaign they characterize as 'dull' and 'boring' and whether that's a good or bad thing-- plus pick up on some aspects that are of interest.

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Some northern B.C. cities still won't let you smoke marijuana in public

Though it's now legal in Canada, the rules around using cannabis in public varies from city to city-- from a ban in all public spaces in Quesnel and Prince Rupert to a less restrictive regime in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018: Daybreak North

Examining the West's ties with Saudi Arabia; Scandal in the wine world; How a small northern B.C. farming town could cash in on the cannabis boom; Understanding pot laws in different cities; Old Fort evacuee more upset with lack of communication from government than with landslide; Outside B.C.'s only legal cannabis retailer; Prince Rupert pot advocates reflect on legalization; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on the health implications of legalization; Northwestern B.C. drought could be devastating for salmon and rivers.

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Old Fort residents frustrated with regional district preventing access to homes under evacuation alert due to landslide

For over a week now, close to 200 residents of Old Fort, south of Fort St. John, have been under evacuation orders due to a slow-moving landslide. But as Scott Campbell tells Carolina de Ryk, many from the community are more upset by bureaucracy than the moving earth.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018: Daybreak North

The business of outer space; Illegal dumping a growing problem near Terrace; Finding the excitement in a "dull" campaign for mayor and council in Prince George; Skinny houses in Smithers; Terry Fox's special connection to Prince George; Obsolete pesticides; How cannabis legalization affects illegal growers.

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Why Terry Fox's family has a special connection with Prince George

Nearly four decades after Terry Fox inspired Canadians with his Marathon of Hope, memoribilia from his life is on display in Prince George. His brother Darrell Fox was at the opening at the Exploration Place, and revealed the pivotal role a visit to Prince George played in the iconic Terry Fox story.

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Full Episode for Monday, Oct. 15, 2018: Daybreak North

Dawson Creek mayoral candidates square off; CBC investigates why there are no seat belts on school buses; The impact of cannabis legalization on Canada's economy; CBC investigates how telephone company employees are penalized for giving customers deals; Six-a-side football coming to northern B.C.; The history of some of your favourite candies; Extreme drought in northern B.C. a bigger problem than reported.

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Former engineer calls for independent safety review of Site C as landslide continues

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks with Vernon Ruskin, a former engineer who worked on designing the Site C dam in the 1950s, about why he's worried about the impact of landslides in the region on the hydroelectric megaproject.

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Dawson Creek mayoral candidates on LNG, development and their vision for the next four years

Mayoral incumbent Dale Bumstead and challenger Trenten Laarz lay out their visions for Dawson Creek, B.C. ahead of the election on Oct. 20.

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Full Episode for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018: Daybreak North

Lack of special licencing for heavy truck drivers investigated; Eli Glasner reviews 'First Man,'; Interview with Enbridge about Prince George pipeline explosion; Stories of Indigenous women told through dance in Prince Rupert; The untapped hiring potential of people with disabilities; How foreign media is covering the legalization of cannabis in Canada; Elvis Stojko on visiting Prince George and Dawson Creek for 'Thank You Canada' tour; Landslide expert on Old Fort issues.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018: Daybreak North

UN report into climate change; Pot at work; Cannabis tourism in northern B.C.; Electric vehicles in Prince George; High drought levels in northwestern B.C.; BC Hydro engineer on how Site C is protected from landslides; Run For It Panel on how local governments can handle climate change; Fear in Lheidli T'enneh after pipeline explosion; Potted Potter in Prince George.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018: Daybreak North
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All gassed up and ready to work: How Kitimat is preparing for an LNG boom

Kitimat, B.C. is buzzing following news that a major LNG terminal will be constructed in the small North Coast community. The CBC's George Baker pays a visit.

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'Is this gonna blow up?' Fear, questions from B.C. First Nation after pipeline explosion

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata visits the Lheidli T'enneh reserve north of Prince George following a pipeline explosion and fire.

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Is Site C safe from landslides?

With a landslide forcing residents of Old Fort from their homes, Carolina de Ryk speaks to Andrew Watson, the director of design engineering for the Site C dam about whether the massive project is at risk.

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Run For It: How can local politicians tackle climate change?

Former Prince Rupert mayor Herb Pond and outgoing Prince George city councillor discuss whether environmental issues and local politics can mix.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018: Daybreak North

Natural gas pipeline explosion in Prince George; Doctor burnout; Why no one eats pumpkin; Remembering former Vanderhoof mayor and MLA Len Fox; Pro-proportional representation; ICBC's new road safety campaign; The merits of the flue vaccine; FortisBC asks customers to turn off gas after pipeline explosion; CBC's George Baker visits Kitimat ahead of major LNG development.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018: Daybreak North

Road safety and cannabis legalization; Carbon tax fight; Meet the woman who's made donations to fight cancer every day for 21 years; Still Standing comes to Fraser Lake; Stomp! comes to Prince George; Old Fort landslide update; Arm wrestling training.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Friday, Oct. 5, 2018: Daybreak North

CBC goes undercover to inspect safety at trampoline parks; Tabor Mountain near Prince George being vandalized; Concerns over increase in fracking as a result of new LNG project; Prince George woman finds used needles in her yard; Prince Rupert neighbourhood upset because they think a new dog park is nicer than the kid's park.

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Prince Rupert parents upset new dog park is larger than children's playground

Some residents of a Prince Rupert neighbourhood are upset because a new dog park is larger than a play area for kids, which they argue shows the city is prioritizing pets over parents.

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'I want to feel safe in my own yard': Prince George woman demands action after finding used syringe in her garden

A mother of two in Prince George is concerned that a surge in homelessness, crime and drug use in the area is spilling into residents' yards after finding a discarded needle in her garden.

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From garbage to bullets, outdoor space in Prince George being destroyed by vandals

Sandra Erickson of the Tabor Mountain Recreation Society speaks to Carolina de Ryk about the many problems being seen at their outdoor space near Prince George.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018: Daybreak North

Physically literacy; Best Girl Guide cookie flavor; Tech picks for Thanksgiving; Why we don't eat turkey eggs; Rural BC Party on LNG deal; How northern B.C. communities can get a fair cut of LNG profits; LGBT!+ podcast launched in Prince Rupert; Understanding the exomoon.

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Run For It: Funding challenges for local government

Outgoing Prince George city councillors Albert Koehler and Jillian Merrick discuss funding challenges facing municipal communities.

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New Rural BC Party wants northern communities to get larger cut of LNG pie

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Jonathan Van Barneveld, the interim leader of the Rural B.C. Party about the new LNG Canada project and why he thinks the province should help northern communities prepare for it.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018: Daybreak North

Should B.C.'s 34 Indigenous languages be officially recognized?; Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman on preparing for LNG boom; Blockchain for salad; New fundraising group in Fort St. John; What Canada LNG moving forward means for northeastern B.C. and for Kitimat; Prince George walk to learn about reconciliation; How frequent changes to your body can affect your health; How the new trade deal with affect pharmaceuticals.

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Crews waiting for northern B.C. landslide to stop rolling before going in

A slow moving landslide continues to rip up the earth near a small town in northeastern B.C., stopping crews from entering the area until the land stops shifting.

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Fort St. John expecting even more growth with LNG Canada investment decision

Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman speaks to CBC's Sarah Penton about the expected impact of the $40 billion LNG Canada project on northeastern B.C.

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'It's a great day': Kitimat mayor Phil Germuth on LNG Canada project moving forward

A $40 billion investment decision to build an liquefied natural gas pipeline and terminal project in Kitimat was reached late Monday night. Mayor Phil Germuth says it is one of the most significant decisions in northwestern B.C.'s history.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018: Daybreak North

What the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade deal means for Prince George wine and other consumer products; What's causing the landslide in Fort St. John; Final investment decision on Canada LNG project made, mayors of Kitimat and Dawson Creek react; Environmental impact of LNG; Prince Rupert church placed on heritage watch list; All-candidates forum in Prince Rupert; Adulting 101.

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Full Episode for Monday, Oct. 1, 2018: Daybreak North

New deal to replace NAFTA; LNG speculation; Social media and bear sightings in College Heights.

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Eden Robinson on revisiting the Trickster in new novel, and seeing her words transformed into a movie

Eden Robinson's name is being mentioned a lot lately. The Kitimaat author is receiving renewed attention as her new book, 'Trickster Drift'-- a sequel to the Giller Prize-nominated 'Son of a Trickster' is out Oct. 2, just as filming on a movie based on her novel 'Monkey Beach' gets underway. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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How living with a ninja can change your outlook on life

For years, the Prince George comedy duo Jon Chuby and Jeremy Abbot have been exploring the question: what if your roommate was a ninja? That question will be partially answered with the premier of their TV series 'Geoff and the Ninja.'

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Helen Knott on the deeper purpose of writing

Prophet River First Nation poet Helen Knott discusses why she writes and the truths it can surface with Carolina de Ryk.

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New research into long-term impacts of Mount Polley mine spill

UNBC geography professor Ellen Petticrew speaks about her work researching the impact of 2014's Mount Polley mine tailings breach on Quesnel River and Quesnel Lake.

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How the Prince George Cougars transformed hockey culture in Prince George

As the WHL team begins its 25th season playing in Prince George, colour commentator and long-time sports broadcaster Hartley Miller joins Carolina de Ryk to discuss the Cougars' early years in the city and what to watch for in the year ahead.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 28, 2018: Daybreak North

How to help survivors of domestic violence; Eli Glasner reviews the latest from Keira Knightley; Hartley Miller on the Prince George Cougars 25th season; author Eden Robinson on her new book and having her novel translated into a movie; UNBC researcher Ellen Petticrew on the long-term impacts of the Mt. Polley mine spill on Quesnel River and Lake; after-work emails; Poet and writer Helen Knott celebrate the art of words; Geoff and the Ninja.

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Bonus: The origins of Hartley Miller's growl

For decades, Hartley Miller has been delivering sports news to listeners in Prince George, signing off with a signature growl. He explains where the growl came from, and how it keeps radio fun.

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Run For It: Election forums, working with MLAs

Outgoing city councillors Jillian Merrick and Albert Koehler weigh in on Prince George's first election forum and how proportional representation provincially may affect city politics.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 27, 2018: Daybreak North

Mental health in the workplace; UNBC hosts Norwegian University; The most valuable metal in the world; Kitimat mayor Phil Germuth on LNG rumours; Take Back the Night Prince George; Run For It panel on election forums and city wages; BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on proportional representation; A new edition of 'Gumboot Girls'.

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Prince George council candidates on supporting young entrepreneurs

Prince George council candidate Garth Frizzell answers a question about supporting young entrepeneurs in the city during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Opening statements from Prince George council candidates

Candidates for mayor and council in Prince George read their opening statements during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on supporting new immigrants in the city

Prince George council candidates Garth Frizzell, Lyn Hall (running for mayor), Frank Everitt and Brian Skakun answer a question about supporting new immigrants during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on downtown bathrooms and other downtown priorities

Mayoral candidate Lyn Hall and council candidates Murry Krause, Terri McConnachie, Viv Fox and Cori Ramsay answer a question about providing more infrastructure in downtown Prince George during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates weigh in on backyard chicken ban

Council candidates Garth Frizzell, Susan Scott, Cori Ramsay and Christopher Wood state their positions on backyard chickens during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on aging infrastructure

Council candidates Cameron Stolz and Paul Serup answer a question about how they would manage the city's aging infrastructure during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on supporting the arts and culture community and a performing arts centre

Council candidates Viv Fox, Susan Scott and Terric McConnachie, and mayoral candidate Lyn Hall, answer a question about arts, culture and a performing arts centre during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on affordable housing

Council candidates Murry Krause and Cori Ramsay answer a question about affordable rental housing for seniors during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on needles and homeless camps downtown

Mayoral candidate Lyn Hall and council candidates Frank Everitt and Brian Skakun answer a question about homeless camps and drug paraphernalia downtown during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on emergency preparedness and management

Council candidates Christopher Wood, Susan Scott and Viv Fox answer a question about how they would handle emergency management if elected during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Daybreak North

Indigenous-owned airline launched in B.C.; Cannabis and snack food; Improving quality of life in Prince George; B.C. Ombudsperson touring the north; World Contraception Day; Staff pay major issue at all-candidates forum in Prince George; Medical impacts of aspirin; Fillinx rapper Kimmortal visiting Prince George for youth workshop.

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Incumbents and challengers square off over senior management pay at city hall during Prince George all-candidates forum

On Tuesday night, CBC hosted an all-candidates forum for mayor and council in Prince George. Several audience members wanted questions about senior management pay answered, and numerous candidates shared their opinions on the issue. Voices in order: Lyn Hall, Murry Krause, Cameron Stolz, Paul Serup, Christopher Wood, Paul Serup, Frank Everitt, Brian Skakun, Terri McConnachie.

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Prince George All-Candidates Forum: Municipal Election 2018

Audio from the all-candidates forum for Prince George mayor and council held at the Prince George Public Library September 25, 2018 and hosted by CBC Prince George. Video available at facebook.com/daybreaknorth

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Full Episode for Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Daybreak North

#WhyIDidn'tReport; Justin Trudeau at the United Nations; Calls for federal review of energy storage facility proposed for Prince Rupert; Quesnel severely limits use of mairjuana ahead of legalization; Effects of ocean plastics; introducing Indigenous youth to cross-country skiing; Prince George election foum preview; Snotty Nose Rez Kids peform.

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Is 'fake news' affecting local elections in B.C.?

Daybreak guest host speaks to David Black of Royal Roads University about why he fears local election campaigns are particularly vulnerable to bad actors on social media.

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Prince George RCMP want sobering centre for the city

After the death of a man in custody of RCMP in Prince George, the police force is recommending a sobering centre be created in the city. Insp. Shaun Wright speaks with Daybreak guest host Audrey McKinnon.

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Full Episode for Monday, September 24, 2018: Daybreak North

GoPublic investigates door-to-door sales pressure of people with mental disablities; NAFTA deadlines loom; B.C. First Nations advocate for responsible mining in Washington, DC; Fakes news in local elections; Distraction rooms in hospitals; Wildfire impacts on wildlife; RCMP in Prince George want a sobering centre to be set up.

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Prince George all-candidates' forum set for Tuesday night

CBC is hosting an all-candidates forum for mayor and council of Prince George Tuesday night. It's happening Sept. 25 at 7 pm at the downtown library.

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Bear eat bear: how are wildfires impacting wildlife in northern B.C.?

Daybreak guest host Audrey McKinnon speaks with Mike Robertson, senior policy advisor with the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, about some of the impacts he's seeing from the summer's wildfires.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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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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!

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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?

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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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