Daybreak North

 
 

Daybreak North

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

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Full Episode for Friday, August 16, 2019: Daybreak North

Solving the mystery of strange circles in Prince George; No apologies from the Prime Minister; Eli Glasner reviews 'Blinded by the Light'; Tolko mill closes in Quesnel; Terry Fox's brother Darryl on the Terry Fox 360 Bike Ride; Hiring family members; Udder Fest; 3-year-old wrestling fan from Prince Rupert wins over crowd at WWE SummerSlam.

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3-year-old Indigenous wrestling fan wins over WWE star

Meadow Joseph of Prince Rupert caught some famous eyes with her custom-made costume inspired by wrestling stars Ric and Charlotte Flair and her family's Nisga'a and Wet'su'wet'en artistic styles.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 15, 2019: Daybreak North

Climate change anxiety; Lucky loon; Legal rules for roommates; Lessons for the climate crisis from WWII; Prince George residents opposed to new plastics plant proposal; Condemned school in Wells; Reducing carbon emissions in tech; Smithers classical music festival; Prince George Exhibition begins; Flamenco dancing for Parkinson's patients.

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Mystery marks: Strange circles appear on the streets of Prince George

Karen Richardson wasn't sure what to think when she noticed a painted white circle with some strange markings in it on the road outside her house. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata investigates.

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Energy analyst says B.C. is failing to enforce its own environmental policies in gas patch

A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives warns oil and gas companies in the province's northeast are repeatedly violating environmental regulations without consequence.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Daybreak North

Making HIV testing more accessible; Seniors and millennials as roommates; Resolving conflicts with roommates; Calls for new agency to oversee oil and gas industry; No 911 warning signs on northern B.C. roads; Injured eagles on Haida Gwaii; The importance of introductions in health care; Are cars a bad investment?; Telegraph Creek wildfire one-year anniversary; How to get rid of brain freeze.

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Thoughts of girlfriend helped B.C. man stay positive while waiting for rescue from 'precarious' gully

A geology worker who had to be airlifted out of a steep gully in B.C.'s far northwest says talking with co-workers about his girlfriend helped him stay calm during a stressful situation.

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Planting seeds of advice from a former B.C. forests minister

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Pat Bell, former Liberal MLA and B.C. forests minister between 2008 and 2011 about the forestry crisis.

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B.C. forests minister Doug Donaldson on forestry crisis

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Doug Donaldson about what the B.C. government intends to do to deal with the forestry crisis in the province.

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Pokemon player saves overdosing man at Poke stop

A Pokemon player who saved an overdose victim at a Poke stop wants other gamers to carry naloxone. Daybreak North guest host Wil Fundal introduces the story, with reporter Betsy Trumpener.

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B.C. forests minister Doug Donaldson on forestry crisis

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Doug Donaldson about what the B.C. government intends to do to deal with the forestry crisis in the province.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 12, 2019: Daybreak North

An escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China has many talking about a global slowdown. Donna Guzik will be here with what we can expect in the world of business this week; more from an expert who's using the unprecedented smoke from B-C's wildfires in 2017 to validate scientific modeling of the potential effects of nuclear war on earth's climate; Doug Donaldson, B.C.'s forests minister is asking the federal government to increase support for unemployed mill workers; a criminologist says the results of the autopsies of two northern B.C. suspects could give important clues in the case; why a B.C. Pokemon enthusiast wants gamers to carry naloxone; a documentary on the first pole raising on Haida Gwaii in almost 100 years will soon be playing in the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 09, 2019: Daybreak North

Canadians are ready to book medical appointments online and have 24-hour access to their health information, but the healthcare system is lagging behind; what happens when the men of the Irish mob get locked away? Our film reviewer Eli Glasner has the details; can you tell the difference between the different pine trees? You'll find out when we talk to students taking part in a student forestry program in Prince George, B.C.; the B.C. assembly of First Nations on why it is calling for a halt to all fishing along the Fraser River; more from a top 40, trendsetting, gender bending rock star ahead of Carole Pope's concert in northern B.C.; the greatest show in the Peace! Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata has more from the 97th annual Dawson Creek exhibition.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 08, 2019: Daybreak North

The race is heating up to capture audiences' attention in the streaming platform industry; zoom, zoom, zoom. A huge fad in cities across the U.S. has finally come to Canada; former B.C. RCMP officer reacts to news that the hunt for two murder suspects is now over; Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata has more on a zombie apocalypse at the Dawson Creek Fall Fair; UNBC researcher is hopeful understanding the life and philosophy of a 19th Century writer can help us create insight into the social movements happening today; a traffic control instructor has reaction to the attempted abduction of a road flagger in northeast B.C.; what power does the federal government hold when it comes to B.C. forest industry? Daybreak associate producer Nicole Oud has the details; watch out for Japanese knotweed!

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 07, 2019: Daybreak North

A recent study calls frailty a medical condition in its own right, and not an inevitable part of aging; five years later, and the owners of the Mount Polley mine haven't held accountable according to the Wilderness Committee's Joe Foy; Fisheries and Oceans Canada responds to the upstream battle for salmon and fishermen in the Skeena watershed; Stewart, B.C. port gets millions in federal cash; an expert on social media analysis shares insights about online personal theft and online misinformation; a group of 23 community leaders have written a letter to the federal government asking for help; a Terrace, B.C. filmmaker hopes his latest project can help promote unity in the wake of this season's fishing closures.

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, August 07, 2019: Daybreak North
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Dr. Stanley Mills, one of Terrace, B.C.'s first permanent doctors

People are remembering the man who brought healthcare to the Skeena Valley in northwest, B.C. Guest host Wil Fundal introduces a piece produced by Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk about Dr. Stanley Mills.

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Anger over Prince George, B.C. thefts drive vigilante talk

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with CBC reporter Betsy Trumpener about why an apparent uptick in property crime has some so upset, there's talk of taking matters into their own hands.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 06, 2019: Daybreak North

How to implement Canada's national dementia strategy; our last episode of Killers: J pod on the brink takes you inside SeaWorld in San Diego, California; more about a provincial discussion on racism that's made its way to northwest B.C.; through FOI documents, Daybreak learns of a 4th sulphuric acid spill through the heart of Trail; thefts are on the rise in Prince George, B.C. and some are threatening to take vigilante action. Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has the details; the man who brought health care to the Skeena Valley; pondering the future of J pod; ale to the chief as we pour over the changing guard at Pacific Western Brewery.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, August 06, 2019: Daybreak North
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Prideful twist added to the annual ArtsWells festival

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk has more from ArtsWells organizer Julie Fowler on why this year's event is more inclusive.

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Farmer Cam's Foods' Cameron Bell on how to produce a bountiful harvest

What's your vegetable gardening gripe? Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with a Prince George, B.C. farmer about how to grow your best crop.

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2nd Annual Dene traditional men's handgames tournament kicks off

Indigenous handgames all but disappeared in the Fort Nelson, B.C. area. But it's making a more triumphant return of the high stakes tradition. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk has more from the far north.

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Prince George, B.C. unlocks details on a new housing project

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Mayor Lyn Hall about a new complex planned for the city of Prince George that includes onsite health services.

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Giving the bard a modern twist at a Prince George, B.C. acting camp

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk introduces a piece by associate producer Nicole Oud from a Prince George, B.C. theatre camp.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 02, 2019: Daybreak North

Sexually transmitted infections are spreading at an alarming rate in Canada according to public health experts; Indigenous handgames all but disappeared in the Fort Nelson area but there's a triumphant return of the high stakes tradition; the CRTC's complaints commissioner has received so many calls they've released an Internet Code of Conduct for internet providers to follow; SFU criminology professor Neil Boyd has more about two homicide suspects still on the loose; a new complex planned for Prince George, B.C. could raise the roof on homelessness; the head of Sinclar Group Forest Products has more on curtailments at three of its northern B.C. mills; young actors in Prince George, B.C. are giving the bard a modern twist at an acting camp; more on a soaring 60-year-old bringing her aerial show to Quesnel, B.C.; a prideful twist being added to the annual Arts Wells festival.

Download Full Episode for Friday, August 02, 2019: Daybreak North
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Pop-up shop gives Prince Rupert, B.C. artisans a platform for their work

Northwest B.C. art is getting on the map. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk introduces a piece produced by Prince George, B.C. associate producer Matt Allen.

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Northern B.C. hospital food: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Northern Health former Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. David Bowering says hospitals should be serving more local food to patients.

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9 year old Silas Atkins: I don't care if I win or lose, I just want to have fun

After a 46 year hiatus in Prince George, B.C., the city turns Victoria Street into a soapbox derby course. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk visits the starting line with Silas Atkins and Ian Bennett, a grandson/grandpa race team already winning the game.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 01, 2019: Daybreak North

A win for Canada and for the sport of Rugby as the women's rugby sevens team wins gold at the Pan Am Games; what's old is new again! People are stocking up on vinyl records, film cameras and vintage-styled video gaming systems; Chris Schulz from Prince George Driving for Life Academy gets behind the wheel for a lesson on how to handle highways this BC Day long weekend; former Terrace city councillor Stacey Tyers on her views about why a tent city exists there, and what can be done about it; former Northern Health Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. David Bowering on why he thinks hospitals should be serving more local food to patients; more about a pilot pop-up shop giving Prince Rupert, B.c. artisans a platform for their work; Prince George, B.C. races back in time after a 46-year hiatus. Home-made motor-less cars will speed down Victoria street on Saturday. We'll head on to the starting line with a grandpa / grandson team; Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener introduces us to a B.C. biologist who gave her 'stamp of approval' to a new postage series of Canadian bears.

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How to handle the B.C. highways this long weekend

Pumping the brakes with driving tips as we head into the August long weekend. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Chris Schulz with the Prince George Driving for Life Academy.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Daybreak North

A Canadian medical school is revamping how it selects the country's future doctors; changes to Health Canada's regulations will likely mean Williams Lake, B.C. needs to build a water treatment plant; how to treat a sprained ankle or wrist; Daybreak associate producer Matt Allen gets a glimpse of the place where some precious artifacts could go on display on Haida Gwaii; how much actual science is there in science fiction; District of Fort St. James' economic development officer David Schroeter on a job fair that could save out-of-work mill employees.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 30, 2019: Daybreak North

More about what the future of gene editing means for medical research; men and women who want to lead the Democratic party in the next U.S. election gather in Detroit; Dave King, past president of the Caledonia Ramblers hiking club, with tips on how to communicate in remote areas where you can't get cell service; Mackenzie, B.C. mayor on why a northern lumber town says its the hardest hit in all of the province; Prince George, B.C. city councillor Brian Skakun on a burning truck, a criminal camera caper, and the spectre of vigilante justice; Terrace city councillor Lynne Christiansen on the response to a tent city that has captured the attention of residents; the future of a performing arts centre in Prince George, B.C.; Daybreak associate producer Nicole Oud threads through Theatre Northwest's sewing camp.

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Future of single-use plastics in Prince George

Coun. Murry Krause wants to know how much control city hall has over the use of single-use plastic bags in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 29, 2019.

More on a European heat-wave heading Northwest, further endangering one of the world's most critical ice sheets; new program Kamloops, B.C. program connects people on the street with people who have been there; Could a plastic bag ban be coming to Prince George?; more on a new initiative to support queer seniors who live in care homes; if West Coast Olefins has it's way, Prince George, B.C. could soon be home to a multi-billion dollar petro-chemical plant.

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Full Episode for Friday, July 26, 2019: Daybreak North

Indigenous voters being courted by Canadian political parties; a renewed investigation into the disappearance of a family from the Cheslatta Carrier Nation; environmental concerns on a proposed petro-chemical plant proposed for Prince George, B.C.; Sherral Shaw, owner of the Gathering Tree Eatery in Valemount, B.C., installs a rainbow bench; a powerful rage harnessed in song with Haida punk rockers Jason Camp and the Posers.

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Haida punk group releases new album, tours B.C. mainland

Jason Camp and the Posers are leaving their archipelago recording studio and hitting the road for a provincial tour in support of their new album 'Silver Tongued White Man.'

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No rainbow crosswalk, but rainbow bench coming to Valemount thanks to local business

For years Sherral Shaw has wondered why Valemount won't allow a rainbow crosswalk to be painted in her community. But this week she's decided she's going to put up a rainbow bench outside her popular eatery.

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Environmental concerns after petrochemical plant proposed for Prince George

A $5.5 billion petrochemical plant is being touted as a boon for Prince George, with up to 1,000 permanent jobs promised if the project moves forward. But Tim Gray of the non-profit Environmental Defence is worried about what it could mean for the city's air and water.

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Large-scale search for new evidence of missing family in Northern B.C.

30 years ago, an entire family disappeared from northern B.C. Now, RCMP are out searching for new evidence of what may have happened to the Jack family, and the sister of the missing mother hopes she can finally get closure.

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Prince Rupert wants to give permanent residents right to vote in municipal elections

Rodrigo Samayoa moved to Canada from Guatemala more than a decade ago, but he still can't vote for mayor or council. Now, he's convinced the city of Prince Rupert to join him in pushing for a change to those limitations.

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'Everyone' deserves fast response time from RCMP, Highway of Tears advocate says

With eyes on northern B.C. earlier this week following the killing of three people in the far north, international headlines seized on the Highway of Tears, a stretch of road further south where numerous women and girls, primarily Indigenous, have gone missing or been murdered over the past five decades.

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Prince George art academy wants more adults to get their creativity flowing

With everything from outdoor art lessons to meditative sketching, Christina Watts is pulling out all the stops to get more adults to tape into their creative side, no matter what their skill level.

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Full Episode for Thursday, July 25, 2019: Daybreak North

New research project could become the largest known study on transgender athletes; why the City of Prince Rupert is trying to get more than a thousand residents the chance to vote in the next municipal election; more about the urgent airlift of migrating salmon past the Big Bar slide; nationwide manhunt brings back painful memories for a Mary Teegee, an Indidgenous advocate in northern B.C.; reporter Nicole Oud has more from the John Buehler Coroner's Inquest; Christina Watts of Watts Arts Academy trying to get more adults to explore the world of art.

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Missing persons now wanted in national manhunt from Northern B.C. to Northern Manitoba

Two teenagers suspected of killing three people in northern B.C. are now the subject of a nation-wide manhunt, with police investigating from Dease Lake to Gillam, Manitoba. Carolina de Ryk speaks to reporters in Dease Lake, where one body was found, and Port Alberni, where the suspects grew up. We also hear from the mayor of Gillam, and a former detective about how RCMP are handling the case.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 24, 2019: Daybreak North

Missing persons case turns into manhunt as two teenagers revealed as suspects in three deaths in northern B.C.; Updates from Dease Lake, Port Alberni and Gillam, Manitoba; Robert Mueller appears before congressional committees; The end of Volkswagen Beetles; Summer colds; Why northern resident killer whales are succeeding while southern residents are at risk; Former detective on RCMP handling of homicide cases in northern B.C.; Why whales are so dependent on Chinook salmon.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 23, 2019: Daybreak North

Updates on Northern B.C. killings; Asian representation in Hollywood blockbusters; Goodsir Nature Park fundraiser; How orcas were politicized; Mountain bike mapping; Making Prince George a suicide safer community.

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2 B.C. teens suspected in deaths of 3 people in northern B.C.

Two lifelong friends previously reported missing are now suspects in the homicides of a young tourist couple gunned down in Northern British Columbia last week, as well as in the suspicious death of another man whose body was found near the friends' burnt-out truck days later.

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3 dead, 2 missing: Fear in B.C.'s far north

RCMP are running two major investigations in northern B.C. right now: a pair of tourists shot and killed near Liard River, and two teenagers gone missing 500 kilometers away, leaving a burned-out van near an unidentified body. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata shares what we know and what we don't about the cases.

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B.C. truckers bracing for permanent economic damage

New warnings are out suggesting the forestry crisis could hit northern B.C. even harder than predicted. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with David Elstone, Executive Director of the Truck Loggers Association.

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Suicide rate in northern B.C. remains highest in the province

While the number of deaths by suicide in British Columbia has declined, that isn't necessarily the case in the north. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Dr. Sandra Allison, Northern Health Chief Medical Health Officer.

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Busking for a better business in northern B.C.

Communities are always searching for ways to attract more people to the downtown. Could buskers be the answer? Daybreak host speaks with Johanna Martens, Executive Director of the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 22, 2019: Daybreak North

Speaking to an eating disorder expert about bigorexia; Dawson Creek Arts Centre hopes buskers will attract more people to her city's downtown; Northern Health reacts to new numbers indicating the region still has the highest rate of death by suicide in B.C.; truckers and camp crews bracing for deep cuts and bankruptcies; is 'mid-year burnout' a real thing?;meeting someone who's been studying J pod for nearly 15 years.

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Full Episode for Friday, July 19, 2019: Daybreak North

The future for Canadian astronauts; Eli Glasner reviews the live-action Lion King; Two Haida totems return home; Grizzly bear that swam to Dodge Cove may be looking for love; Thunderstorm watch; Removing gendered language from inanimate objects; Province-wide radio special on decline of forestry; Prince George's drive-in theatre-- only one of three in B.C.-- up for sale.

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CBC phone lines open to talk forestry downturn

With more mill curtailments announced and Fort St. James in a state of 'financial crisis', BC Today host Michelle Eliot is in Prince George to take your calls on how you're being affected.

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One of B.C.'s last drive-in movie theatres is for sale

The Park Drive-In in Prince George is one of just three drive-ins left in British Columbia, and now it's up for sale. Owner Nina Kiss speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Epic thunderstorms hit northern B.C.: Are more in store?

People have been capturing dense clouds and sideways rain as epic thunderstorms hit northern B.C. Chris Emond of Environment Canada explains what's behind them, and says more may be on the way.

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Heiltsuk Nation launches public relations campaign against Kirby Corp.

Andrea Leinfelder, reporter at the Houston Chronicle, discusses ads placed in the paper by the Heiltsuk Nation that shame Houston-based company Kirby Corp., which was found legally responsible for a diesel spill in the nation's territory.

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Forestry revival could reunite families in Fort Nelson, chief says

In what community leaders are calling the best news of the decade, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and Fort Nelson First Nation are being given the largest community forest in B.C. history. Chief Sharleen Gale of the First Nation says it's brought her new hope for the future of the province's far northeast.

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This Indigenous art exhibit is so emotional, it needs counselors on hand to provide support

A new exhibit in Prince George focused on Indigenous artists hopes to move past reconciliation, and on to making things right. But first, hard truths need to be confronted. Curator Rose Spahan gives the CBC's Andrew Kurjata a preview of the work.

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Full Episode for Thursday, July 18, 2019: Daybreak North

The Southern Resident Killer Whales are the stars of a CBC B.C. podcast; B.C. First Nation launches publicity campaign to shame a Houston, Texas company; forests bring hope to Fort Nelson, B.C. to bring back families in the northeast; Indigenous roller derby team competes against the world's best teams; plea from a Prince George, B.C. woman who found nine cats left for dead in sealed bins; new art exhibit in Prince George, B.C. focuses on Indigenous artists.

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Prince George choir hit the highest note in the country

Music to their ears; a Prince George choir has struck a national award chord. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Nove Voce choral director Robin Norman for more.

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Northern B.C. First Nation fears time is running out to save the salmon

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Darren Haskell, Natural Resources Director for the Tl'azt'en nation, about fears that salmon may not win their fight past the Big Bar Slide on the Fraser River.

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Rain could mean the difference between celebration or disaster for a northern B.C. farmer

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Prince George, B.C. farmer Phillip Myatovic about one of the best hay crops in years.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 17, 2019: Daybreak North

Why new vehicle safety features could actually increase insurance premiums; how new federal funding is helping a Terrace friendship society to support Indigenous women and girls; how a northern BC First Nation fears time is running out to get salmon past the Big Bar slide on the Fraser River; Prince George farmer hoping to make hay while the sun shines; Prince George choir Nove Voce has struck a national award chord.

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Prince George Spruce Kings may need a new home

Prince George is getting a new swimming pool and fire hall. Could the next big taxpayer expense be a new hockey arena? Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Dave Dyer, the city's manager of engineering and public works about why.

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Heiltsuk First Nation gives victim impact statements

A sentencing hearing for the company behind the 2016 fuel spill off Bella Bella's coast gets underway. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Marilyn Slett, the Chief of the Heiltsuk First Nation about the case.

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Dawson Creek Exhibition not saying 'whoa' to chuckwagon races

Should chuckwagon racing be reigned in? Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with a Dawson Creek Exhibition organizer about the recent deaths of six horses at the Calgary Stampede.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 16, 2019: Daybreak North

The struggle to treat antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections; teenagers who spend more time on social media are more depressed; Chief Marilyn Slett with the Heiltsuk First Nation gives a victim impact statement at the sentencing of the company responsible for a 2016 spill off Bella Bella, B.C.; Dawson Creek Exhibition reacts to recent deaths at chuckwagon races; northern B.C. reaction to Canada's new passenger bill of rights; Prince George is getting a new swimming pool and fire hall. Could the next big taxpayer expense be a new hockey arena?

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"Motorcycle on wings" flying the Robson Valley to Prince George skies

No roof? No brakes? No problem! Daybreak associate producer Andrew Kurjata takes a ride in a vintage World War II biplane now flying the northern B.C. skies.

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What's the point of senate? An independent senator wants to know

It's been a controversial year for Canada's senate, with government bills being revised or event killed by unelected politicians. Independent senator Yuen Pau Woo is visiting Prince George and Fort St. John to get a better sense of how people would like to see senate work.

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Cockroaches show no sign of moving out of our homes anytime soon

Cockroaches are becoming almost impossible to kill as they build resistance to insecticides. That's the finding of a new study by entomologists at Purdue University. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with lead researcher Dr. Ameya Gondhalekar.

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Beauty and the Beast in Prince George

After a sell-out opening weekend, you still have a chance to see an on-stage production of Beauty and the Beast in Prince George, B.C. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with producer Judy Russell.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 15, 2019: Daybreak North

Looking back at the first moon landing ahead of its golden anniversary; Donna Guzik on why the latest corporate reports might be a threat to the market rally; Cockroaches are becoming almost impossible to kill as they build resistance to insecticides; Beauty and the Beast producer Judy Russell has more on a Prince George tale as old as time, with a new twist; Associate Producer Andrew Kurjata takes a ride in a vintage, World War II biplane now flying northern B.C. skies; Senator Yuen Pau Woo on the point of a senate.

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The crustacean cash grab on B.C.'s North Coast

The forest industry may be tanking in B.C., but on the North Coast, there's money in the ocean. Daybreak associate producer Matt Allen has more on the record crab catch happening in the Hecate Strait.

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Punk and politics: a conversation with D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley

Pioneering punk band D.O.A. performs in Prince George. Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk speaks with the founding front man Joe Keithley about balancing music with his role as a city councillor.

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Entrepreneurs on vacation in Mexico decide to open Prince George's first legal pot shop

After nearly nine months, Prince George's first legal pot shop will now open. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with reporter Betsy Trumpener about how it all started.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Daybreak North

A look at the problem of tobacco imagery in Netflix shows; Karchut on Cars' Paul Karchut looks at the surprise uptick in stick shift sales for certain vehicle brands; what you need to know about hazardous plants if you want to stay safe in the wilderness this Summer; entrepreneurs who met on vacation in Mexico are opening Prince George's first legal pot shop; Prince George Cricket Club's Preet Kandhola speaks about The World of Cricket; looking to make money this summer? You may want to head to the North Coast to do some crab fishing; Pioneering punk band D.O.A. performs in Prince George.

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Northern B.C. man responds to allegations that CSIS spied on environmental protesters

Environmental activist Des Nobels joins Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk to talk about the allegations against Canada's intelligence agency that it spied on people opposed to the Northern Gateway project.

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Hosting a homecoming camp for Heiltsuk children in foster care

A First Nation on B.C.'s central coast is hosting a homecoming camp for its youth living in foster care. Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Treena Wynes to hear more.

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Why curbside recycling in Fort St. James, B.C. can still work: local business owner

More and more communities are introducing curbside recycling pick-up programs. But in Fort St. James, B.C. the local government is set to end the service. Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk speaks with local recycling business owner Kat Slorstad for reaction.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 09, 2019: Daybreak North

Giving up alcohol may improve your mental health; Will it be the provinces versus the federal government at this week's premiers' meeting in Saskatoon?; cricket 101; environmental activist Des Nobels responds to allegations that CSIS spied on people opposed to the Northern Gateway project; how to avoid common summertime sports injuries; Mad Magazine will stop publishing new material; Fort St. James is ending curbside recycling pick-up; The Heiltsuk Nation hosts a homecoming camp for Indigenous children living in foster care.

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Game over: how a domestic violence prevention program has been shutdown after the loss of a gaming grant

A domestic violence protection program has been shut down in Prince George, B.C. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Wayne Hughes, Executive Director of the John Howard Society.

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How biodegradable plastic bags might not be the environmental bargain you think

We bag up a story about how going green with biodegradable bags might be battling red tape. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk introduces a piece produced by Associate Producer Matt Allen.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 08, 2019: Daybreak North

Why Edmonton's poorest neighbourhoods have become a battleground between neighbours and tenants; whose fault is it anyway? More from a seismologist about Wednesday's quake off Haida Gwaii; domestic violence protection program has been shut down in Prince George, B.C.; how biodegradable plastic bags might not be the environmental bargain you think; the B.C. Civil Liberties Association accuses CSIS of monitoring the activities of environmental activists opposed to the now-defunct Enbridge Pipeline project; A tragic ending in northwest B.C. after man drowns; cutting edge technology puts the future of Northern BC's glaciers in laser-sharp focus.

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Roll bars aren't the only solution to accidents on ATV's: Prince George Safety Instructor

Pump the brakes! Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk hears more from Prince George safety instructor Dave Merritt about why he doesn't think roll bars should be mandatory on ATVs.

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A prescription for inclusion: how a future doctor's gender identity is transforming a northern medical school

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Andrew Perrin about how their non-conforming gender identity is changing how the medical program in Prince George, B.C. teaches.

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Prince George's Drag King Devon o'Dreamy reigns over the queens

You've heard of Drag Queens, but what about drag kings? Daybreak's Carolina de Ryk meets Prince George, B.C.'s Devon O'Dreamy to talk about the upcoming drag show.

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Full Episode for Friday, July 05, 2019: Daybreak North

Making a career move when you're at the top of your game; the biggest one day dog house build in B.C. history gets underway in Smithers; investigating pain at the pumps; why a Prince George safety instructor doesn't think roll bars should be mandatory on All Terrain Vehicles; Prince George drag king dances onto the stage and into our radios; volunteering on the wildfire's front lines; writing a prescription for inclusion and how gender identity transformed a northern medical school.

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Full Episode for Thursday, July 04, 2019: Daybreak North

New poll suggests which federal political party will nab the youth vote; Educo Adventure School in the Cariboo celebrates a milestone; a Fort Nelson man wants a wheelchair ramp built at the Liard Hot Springs; Big Bar slide? Big problem for salmon migrating upstream on the Fraser River to northern B.C.; LNG proponents push back against claims liquified natural gas is as bad as coal.

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Build a wheelchair ramp at the Liard Hot Springs: access advocate

Taking the plunge. Daybreak Host Carolina de Ryk speaks with a Fort Nelson man pushing for a wheelchair ramp at the Liard Hot Springs in northern B.C.

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Big Bar slide a big problem for salmon migrating upstream the Fraser River

The Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council wants the province to declare a state of emergency. Mina Holmes speaks with Daybreak Host Carolina de Ryk about the slide choking the Fraser River, and putting migrating salmon at risk.

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Liquified natural gas proponents push back against claims LNG is as bad as coal

Ian King says Global Energy Monitor overestimated the climate change impact of LNG compared to coal. He speaks with Daybreak Host Carolina de Ryk.

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B.C.'s senior's advocate considers formal review into sudden closure of Prince George care facility

The sudden closure of Enat, a complex care facility in Prince George, B.C. has left nine patients in the lurch. Daybreak Host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Seniors' Advocate Isobel Mackenzie for more.

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A Global Energy Monitor analysis shows the short term impact of LNG is worse than coal

Is LNG actually the coal miner's daughter? Daybreak Host Carolina de Ryk digs into a new report dubbing liquified natural gas the new coal.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 03, 2019: Daybreak North

British Columbians head to Barcelona for the World Roller Games; safety of sunscreen; digging into a new report dubbing liquifed natural gas the new coal; reaction to the closure of a complex care facility in Prince George; a look at the largest automotive recall in history; why high fuel prices aren't keeping RV'ers close to home.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 2, 2019: Daybreak North

Nature-based therapy; Eli Glasner reviews "Spiderman: Far From Home"; Kitsumkalum dye river orange to test spill response; Bella Coola mother uncertain about having more children due to maternity issues; An update on B.C.'s overdose crisis; Songs for growing plants; How to prevent the 'summer slide' in your kids; seniors forced out of their homes after the sudden closure of a care facility; B.C. First Nation changes mind on Transmountain pipeline expansion.

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Kay Gable spent the night in the hallway of the hospital after her nursing home closed suddenly

An unexpected closure of a nursing home in Prince George, B.C. left a group of vulnerable seniors scrambling to find somewhere to sleep, including 91 year old Kay Gable who spent time in the hallway of the local hospital. Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Gable's son, Kirk, about what happened.

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Bella Coola woman reluctant to have more children after long-distance maternity experience

Candace Knudsen always wanted to have multiple kids, but after spending weeks away from home in order to give birth to her first child, she's not so sure.

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Skeena River running bright orange as part of spill response test

The Kitsumkalum are dyeing the water orange as part of a test of spill response in the event of a train derailment.

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Forestry Futures #8: Doug Donaldson on how the NDP government is managing dwindling supply

As sawmills across B.C. shut down or curtail operations, hundreds of people are losing their jobs and communities are losing the major source of their economic growth. This week on Daybreak we take a closer look at how we got here and what needs to change. Today: B.C.'s Forests Minister Doug Donaldson.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 28, 2019: Daybreak North

Stress-free plane travel tips; Humour in the workplace; How photos can change public discourse; Cottonwood Island park carving defaced; B.C.'s Minister of Forests on mill closures; Coast Mountain School Board reverses decision to replace popular principals; Repatriated Haida items subject of new museum display; Mr. PG through the decades; Prince George's head librarian retires; The best places to avoid crowds in B.C. parks.

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Iconic mascot Mr. PG celebrated in museum exhibit

For nearly sixty years, wooden lumberjack Mr. PG has welcomed visitors to Prince George and travelled around the world to represent the city's forest industry. Now his history is being chronicled at the Exploration Place museum.

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Repatriated Haida art and artifacts collected in new display

As Canada was colonized, Haida art and artifacts were stolen and sent to museums around the world. Now, many are coming home and their return is being celebrated in a new exhibit at the Haida Gwaii museum

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Exit interview: Prince George head librarian Janet Marren

Janet Marren has been working in libraries with decades. As she retires from her role of head librarian in Prince George, she reflects on the changing role of the institution in the city and beyond.

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Dragon carved in Cottonwood Island Park defaced, but will return, artist says

Elmer Gunderson is responsible for a series of carvings in Prince George's Cottonwood Island Park, but this week one of his better-known pieces was defaced.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 27, 2019: Daybreak North

Climate apartheid; Censorship of sex-tech; Gifts for teachers; Should kids get more free time over the summer?; Is there still a place for a rodeo queen at the Williams Lake stampede?; Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson on the decline of forestry; New Prince George non-profit aims to tackle the issue of dog overpopulation on reserves; Syrian brothers graduate from Prince Rupert high school; Can a few teapots stay on Teapot Mountain?; Fraser Lyric Opera: Prince George's first opera company.

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Northern B.C.'s first professional opera company hopes to win new fans for the art

Fraser Lyric Opera is a relative newcomer to the arts scene in Prince George, and it hopes to win over the doubters and find new audiences for the art form.

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The woman who started putting teapots on Teapot Mountain hopes a few can stay

The organization tasked with maintaining Teapot Mountain near Prince George is asking hikers to stop leaving teapots along the trail. But the woman who says she left the first one hopes a compromise can be found.

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How two brothers relied on each other to transition from Syrian refugees to high school graduates

Like many brothers, Maher and Abdul Atyah have their differences. But when they arrived in Prince Rupert as Syrian refugees, they leaned on each other to navigate a new environment: high school.

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Helping remote First Nations communities access animal care and control

Angela McLaren has founded a few animal welfare groups in northern B.C., and her latest is aimed at working directly with First Nations communities to help bring vet care and spay/neuter clinics to areas that don't normally have access.

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Forestry Futures #7: Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson on how to transition

As sawmills across B.C. shut down or curtail operations, hundreds of people are losing their jobs and communities are losing the major source of their economic growth. This week on Daybreak we take a closer look at how we got here and what needs to change. Today: Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson.

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Do stampedes still need rodeo queens?

For only the third time in its history, the Williams Lake Stampede will not have a rodeo queen. But organizers hope the competition comes back, slightly modernized for the 21st century.

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Too many teapots on Teapot Mountain?

Over the past few years, hikers climbing Prince George's Teapot Mountain have been leaving teapots along the trail as a bit of decoration. But the elements are turning those teapots into shards of porcelain garbage, littering the trail and creating a hazard.

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Forestry Futures #6: Conifex CEO on selling his Fort St. James sawmill

As sawmills across B.C. shut down or curtail operations, hundreds of people are losing their jobs and communities are losing the major source of their economic growth. This week on Daybreak we take a closer look at how we got here and what needs to change. Today: Conifex Timber CEO Ken Shields on selling his Fort St. James sawmill.

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Electronic billboard campaign aims to bring MMIWG conversation to people's commute

Electronic billboards highlighting the report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have gone up across the country, including Prince George.

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Forestry Futures #5: John A. Brink on adding value to B.C.'s wood industry

As sawmills across B.C. shut down or curtail operations, hundreds of people are losing their jobs and communities are losing the major source of their economic growth. This week on Daybreak we take a closer look at how we got here and what needs to change. Today: longtime entrepreneur John A. Brink.

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Forestry Futures #4: Bob Williams says we need an independent forester general

As sawmills across B.C. shut down or curtail operations, hundreds of people are losing their jobs and communities are losing the major source of their economic growth. This week on Daybreak we take a closer look at how we got here and what needs to change. Today: Former NDP Minister Bob Williams.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 26, 2019: Daybreak North

Democratic debate preview; The ecological footprint of making a car; Medical emergencies on planes; Billboard for MMIWG goes up in Prince George; The Swedish model of managing B.C.'s forests; Nar-luga whales; Longtime forestry entrepreneur John Brink on how to add value to B.C.'s wood industry; Farm animal yoga; Outdoors group wants people in Prince George to stop putting teapots on Teapot Mountain; Conifex CEO on selling Fort St. James sawmill.

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Can worms solve Canada's garbage problems?

The owner of a sandwich shop in B.C.'s far north believes he has the solution to Canada's overfull landfills: a whole lot of of worms.

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Forestry Futures #3: Gary Fiege

As sawmills across B.C. shut down or curtail operations, hundreds of people are losing their jobs and communities are losing the major source of their economic growth. This week on Daybreak we take a closer look at how we got here and what needs to change. Today, Public and Private Workers of Canada union president Gary Fiege.

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Forestry Futures #2: Susan Yurkovich

As sawmills across B.C. shut down or curtail operations, hundreds of people are losing their jobs and communities are losing the major source of their economic growth. This week on Daybreak we take a closer look at how we got here and what needs to change. Today: B.C. Council of Forest Industries CEO Susan Yurkovich.

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Diversion of Peace River comes closer as Site C dam construction continues

BC Hydro's a step closer to diverting the Peace river for construction of the Site C dam, but opponents still hope they can get the project to reverse its course.

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Where cannabis should and shouldn't be sold in Prince George's downtown core

Downtown Prince George is being targeted for the development pubs, nightlife and even recreational cannabis sales. But it's also where the city's most at-risk members go to get help.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 25, 2019: Daybreak North

The UK bans sexism in advertising; Why you should always have bear spray; How should cities deal with AirBnb?; Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall on cannabis sales, social agencies and downtown development; B.C. Council of Forest Industry's Suasn Yurkovich; Forestry union; Using worms to reduce waste in Fort Nelson; Site C comes closer to redirecting Peace River; The future of Canada's security agencies.

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Pharmacist wants permission to open cannabis shop in a location he promises not to use to sell cannabis

A Prince George pharmacist thought he had a good business opportunity when he purchased a store in the city's downtown with plans to turn it into a cannabis shop. Then he discovered the building is across the street from a specialized high school classroom, which means his investment could go up in smoke.

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Forestry Futures #1: UBC professor Harry Nelson

As sawmills across B.C. shut down or curtail operations, hundreds of people are losing their jobs and communities are losing the major source of their economic growth. This week on Daybreak we take a closer look at how we got here and what needs to change, starting with UBC forestry prof Harry Nelson.

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Nathan Cullen says not getting more accomplished for the environment one of his biggest regrets

For fifteen years, NDP MP Nathan Cullen has represented the northwestern B.C. riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley. Though he saw many new laws come into being, he says he wishes governments of all stripes had been willing to act more on environmental concerns.

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Manufacturers are making it harder to fix your broken items

From cellphones to farm equipment, it's harder than ever to fix your belongings if they break. And often, that's by design. Rodrigo Samayoa of Open Media speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 24, 2019: Daybreak North

Ageism in the workplace; G20 summit; Exit interview with MP Nathan Cullen; What went wrong in the forest industry; Pot shop debate in downtown Prince George; What it's like to survive a grizzly bear attack; The right to repair your broken equipment.

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What it feels like to be attacked by a grizzly bear

Alex Neumann made a quick stop at a favourite fishing hole on his way to work, north of Prince George. The wind was blowing and the river was loud. He didn't notice the grizzly sow until she was on him.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 21, 2019: Daybreak North

Blair Lekstrom report on Caribou; Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day; Movie reviewer Eli Glasner talks Toy Story 4; New podcast spreads Haida language; Using Facebook to share "Wet'suwet'en Wednesday"; How to disagree with your boss; Prince George's first ever Ribfest; Piano problems: Quesnel's community piano is destroyed by vandals; CBC podcast explores the deadly 1919 Winnipeg General Strike; National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Prince George.

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Teaching and learning the Haida language is a community effort on James McGuire's new podcast

Learning a language is always hard. One Indigenous man is sharing different experiences of learning Haida in a podcast. He wants people to know they shouldn't be embarrassed when learning a language.

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Wit'suwit'en Wednesday: Dolly Alfred is spreading her language one Facebook video at a time

If you live in the Bulkley Valley, you may have heard of "Wit'suwit'en Wednesday." Each week, Dolly Alfred shares a word or phrase from her traditional language. She joins Daybreak North to tell us about the project.

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Not your average food truck: Ribfest brings out the big guns of barbecue

Prince George is hosting its first ever Ribfest. Organizer Chris Dias tells us what to expect.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 20, 2019: Daybreak North

Comparing federal party platforms on the environment; Stalkerware; How sexting can lead to drug use; Senior's being forced out of homes early because of lack of support workers; Why you shouldn't put your garbage out early; Prince Rupert fisher reacts to new federal policies surrounding the industry; Protecting 130-year-old log buildings from wildfires; A closer look at whether Canada has a green economy; Volunteers urgently needed for Meals on Wheels in Prince George; How garlic, spruce tips and avocado helped create a successful craft ice cream business in Prince George.

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Hot meal program helps seniors continue to live independently, but volunteers urgently needed in Prince George

The Meals on Wheels program in Prince George has seen a major increase in demand, leading to an urgent need for volunteers.

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Forget craft beer: garlic, spruce tips and avocodo are the ingredients for craft ice cream success

For four years now, Frozen Paddle has been selling experimental ice cream flavours directly to customers in Prince George. Founder Wes Peterson shares some of the highlights and news of what's next, including his first storefront.

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Prince Rupert firefighter reflects on 30 years of losing historic buildings to blazes

A massive fire recently engulfed three historic homes in downtown Prince Rupert. We talk to one of the city's retired firefighters about the fiery history of the port city.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 19, 2019: Daybreak North

Growing tensions between the US and Iran; Sour Toe Cocktail gains social media attention; Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister, Jonathan Wilkinson, on his government's decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion; Trans Mountain's impact on Southern Resident Killer Whales; Trans Mountain pipeline economics; Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen on Bill C-48; Indigenous communities differ on pipeline perspective; Historic Prince Rupert's history of fires.

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Northern B.C. high school to create new dress code; last one singled out female bodies, says mother

A mother whose daughter attends Hazelton Secondary School in Northern B.C. has spoken out against the school's most recent dress code rules.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 17, 2019: Daybreak North

Canada prepares to regulate cannabis edibles; Facebook launching digital currency; How climate change is affecting Canadians' lives; Prince George tests out digital registration for emergency evacuees; Parents in Hazelton question high-school's new dress code; Canada's plastic bag industry and single-use plastics ban; New challenge encourages kids to spend 1,000 hours a year outdoors; Media and the "genocide" conversation; Growth of basketball in northern B.C.; You can own your very own piece of North Peace Cultural Centre history!

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Raptors success inspires next generation of northern B.C. basketball stars

The Toronto Raptors have captured the NBA's ultimate prize, and it has you basketball players in northern B.C. excited. We talk to Jordan Yu from Northern Bounce Basketball Academy about what the Raptors' win means for the future of the sport.

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Fort St. John residents asked to "Pay it Forward"

Every day we get a chance to share random acts of kindness with strangers, but in Fort St. John the spirit of sharing truly shines on the annual "Pay It Forward" day. Organizer Renée LaBoucane explains.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 14, 2019: Daybreak North

Britain's Conservative Party leadership race; Workplace burnout; A look at this week's big movie with reviewer Mary Ito; Cautious approach to seat belts on school buses; Can wood pellet plants replace sawmills in B.C.?; People with brain injuries try jobs in the trades; Single-use plastics ban and tampon applicators; Northwest B.C. basketball legend Wild William Wesley reacts to Raptors victory; Acts of kindness in Fort St. John.

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Northwestern B.C. basketball legend Wild William Wesley predicts Raptors win will transform Canadian game

For years, Wild William Wesley has been the voice of the All-Native Basketball tournament on B.C.'s North Coast, but today he's celebrating the Toronto Raptors. And he predicts the team-oriented play the Raptors displayed will change the way Canadians approach the game.

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Dawson Creek residents raise concerns over Soldiers of Odin presence in northeast B.C.

Critics of the Soldiers of Odin say the group is anti-Muslim and anti-immigration. Some Dawson Creek residents are raising concerns about the group's participation in community events like a 'Take Back the Night' march. CBC journalist Raffy Boudjikanian tells us about his visit to the northeast B.C. city.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 13, 2019: Daybreak North

Late start for Raptors games has kids begging to stay up; Former Hong Kong citizen on large-scale protests; Strategies for treating alcoholism; Tracking eagles along B.C.'s north coast; CBC's Raffy Boudjikanian on the Soldiers of Odin in Dawson Creek; Remote northern B.C. reserve leads the way on bear-resistant garbage bins; City of Prince George wants input on climate action plan; Famous UNBC deer returns to give birth; Canadians don't want to pay for online news; Major fibre arts conference in Prince George.

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Using GPS technology to track eagles up and down B.C.'s north coast

David Hancock is using small GPS tags to track eagles around the Pacific Northwest. Now he's launched a website that allows the public to follow the mighty birds too.

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City of Prince George seeks input on climate change plan update

Prince George was on the leading edge of climate change management when it put out it's first climate action plan in 2007. But the city thinks it's time for an update, and wants to hear from it's residents.

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Remote northern B.C. reserve at leading edge of saving bears with animal-resident bins

Bears are a common sight on the remote, forested road to Binche, located on the shore of Stuart Lake. Locals hope to save those bears' lives, by using bear-resistant garbage bins to keep them out of their trash.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 11, 2019: Daybreak North

Recovering from the Pressy Lake wildfire; Single-use plastics ban; Celebrating average children; Prince Rupert seniors get special tea; Comedy in Inuktitut; Disposable fashion; Tandem bikes; Music from the Statistics.

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Coast Mountain Teachers' Federation overwhelmingly support non-confidence vote against superintendent

Teachers in Terrace, Kitimat, and the Hazeltons say the School District No. 82 superintendent is causing division in their communities. We talk to the co-president of the Coast Mountain Teachers' Federation to find out more.

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"Don't be embarrassed": B.C. food banks providing support as sawmills shut down

Food banks provide support to individuals and families year-round. With more mill closures around B.C., Food Banks B.C. executive director Laura Lansink says people shouldn't feel embarrassed about accessing resources.

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Why Alberta's "B.C. for TMX" Twitter account could backfire

A Twitter account with the handle @BCforTMX is not a grassroots movement, but the result of Albertan Premier Jason Kenney's new communications strategy around energy projects. Archie McLean of Mount Royal University says while the plan may please his base, it runs the risk of backlash. He speaks with guest host Andrew Kurjata.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Daybreak North

Toddler heart health; Alberta promotes pipelines with "B.C. for TMX" campaign; Coast Mountain Teachers' Federation disapproves of superintendent; Fort St. John Mayor on MMIWG recommendations; Food banks prepare for mill closures; What happens to your social media after you pass away?; Karchut on Cars looks at the mysteries of A/C.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 10, 2019: Daybreak North

Former Sunday school teacher falsely accused of being a drug smuggler; Toronto Raptors franchise value; Tiny off-road truck enthusiasts; Bella Coola reacts to new ferry service; How well do Canadians know basketball rules?; Winnipeg pizza shop runs Pay It Forward program; B.C. lives touched by wildfires; Chetwynd climate change; Clearwater food bank prepares for mill closure.

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The rise and growth of the Indigenous "conservation economy"

For ten years Indigenous groups throughout the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii have taken on something called the "conservation economy." Brodie Guy from Coast Funds discusses ten years of growth.

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"How does a horse ask questions?": Terrace adventurer on unique horse-human bond

Tania Millen shared a special connection with her horse, Chocolate, as they journeyed across B.C. Her article on the experience has now won a U.S.-based literary award for best horse-human bond story. Tania Millen tells us the details.

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B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson on sawmill closures

Another sawmill bites the dust. That's been the unfortunate story for a growing number of town across B.C. in recent months. We talk to B.C.'s Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development about the closures.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 6, 2019: Daybreak North

Importance of D-Day: 75 years; Terrace teachers want changes to district emergency policy; Growth of the 'conservation economy'; Forest Minster Doug Donaldson on mill closures; Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen's farewell; Terrace roundabout art; China trade dispute and Canadian pork; Fort St. John school orchard; Terrace adventurer writes about special bond with her horse; Single-use plastics.

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"The trees basically have to grow back": More cuts anticipated at B.C. sawmills

Russ Taylor, Managing Director of Forest Economic Advisors Canada, commissioned a report predicting the current round of mill closures. And the research suggests there could be more cuts around the corner.

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Learning Indigenous languages through digital games

The Chief Ataham School has partnered with a Belfast high-tech company to create a digital game that teaches students the Secwepemctsin language. And it's a program that can be used by other First Nations around the province.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 5, 2019: Daybreak North

Prime Minister Trudeau and Queen Elizabeth at D-Day commemorations; Basketball's growth in Canada; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on the negative effects of common foods; How much coffee is enough coffee?; More sawmill closures on the horizon; MMIWG murder plea in Fort St. John; Police role in B.C.'s mental health system; The future of car dealerships; Reconcile This on the Lieutenant Governor learning Indigenous languages; Learning Indigenous language with digital games.

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Cariboo tourism industry learning from recent wildfire seasons

Amy Thacker, CEO of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, says tourism operators know how to make people feel welcome. That's exactly what is needed during a disaster. Thacker shares how her organization is using the knowledge they've gained during past wildfire seasons to help other tourism groups in B.C.

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Debate over the term 'genocide' in the MMIWG Inquiry final report

The national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls calls the situation in Canada a genocide. International criminal lawyer Amanda Ghahremani, who contributed legal analysis to the national inquiry, examines the legal definition of the term.

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Creating LGBTQ safe spaces in libraries

The librarian for teens at the Prince George Public Library is creating a space for LGBTQ youth that is free of stigma, judgement or negative stereotypes. Christopher Knapp is sharing his experience with other librarians at the Beyond Hope 2019 library conference in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 4, 2019: Daybreak North

The Vancouver Canucks and the 1994 Stanley Cup Final; High-tech maps of WWII Normandy; Ottawa Report; Creating LGBTQ safe spaces in libraries; Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association on wildfire lessons; Sawmill shut-down; Narrowing the workplace gender gap with technology; Remembering the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre; Examining the term 'genocide' in the MMIWG report; Fishing trawlers and sea sponges in the Hecate Strait; Haida Gwaii renewable energy.

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Haida Elders receive honorary doctorates for helping to keep language alive

Nine Haida Elders have been given honorary doctorate degrees by Vancouver Island University for their work in preserving and teaching the Haida language. 

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Local reaction to the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls final report

The author of the original Highway of Tears report reacts to the MMIWG Inquiry's final report. We also talk to Brenda Wilson, advocate for families of murdered and missing women, and Sheryl Rivers, President of the B.C. Aboriginal Peoples Commission.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 3, 2019: Daybreak North

Families want answers after elderly parents abandoned for hours at Vancouver airport; U.S. sanctions on Mexico and new NAFTA; Do we need to walk 10,000 steps?; Author of Highway of Tears report reacts to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry final report; Family reacts to MMIWG report; Prince George library getting official entrance after 38 years; Nine Haida elders receive honorary doctorates.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 31, 2019: Daybreak North

New museum exhibit tells the story of exploratory trip from Vancouver to Valemount; Complaining at work; Eli Glasner reviews 'Rocketman'; Upset after Vanderhoof shuts down dock for float planes; Vigil for Jessica Patrick, whose body was found in Smithers in 2018; Butter tart festival in West Quesnel; Reaction to goat removal in Prince Rupert; A long, strange night at the BC Legislature; Mobile bike shop in Prince Rupert.

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Prince George physiotherapist pens book on helping people with polio

Hilary Crowley speaks about her new book, 'Footsteps to Freedom: Tales of Therapy in Rural India.'

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High ground hike prepares Prince Rupert students for tsunami

The CBC's Matt Allen meets a group of young students learning what to do in case of an ocean emergency.

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New technology makes bike-riding accessible to everyone

With bike to work week, we speak to two northern B.C. women who are finding new ways to ride: Edwina Nearhood of Fort St. John shares info on her electric bike, and Jessie Gibson of Prince Rupert talks about using adaptive bikes to get more people off the beaten track.

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Should I stay or should I goat? Hotel owner ordered to remove weed-chomping goats

A mother goat and her kid have become quite the local celebrities in Prince Rupert, B.C., with many stopping to take photos of them jumping onto rocks on the lawn of the hotel where they live. However, they may not be in the city for much longer.

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Butter tart festival in West Quesnel

Who has the best (or weirdest) butter tart? This festival aims to find out.

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'We are refusing to have this case as a cold case': Vigil for Jessica Patrick

Family and friends of an Indigenous woman who was found dead last year in Smithers are holding a vigil, and asking for accountability.

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Pilot upset after local government closes float plane dock without consultation

Vanderhoof is well-known for its aviation community, and some members of that community are upset the local government shut down a dock used by float planes at an in-camera meeting.

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A walk back along the Highway of Tears

Long before a national inquiry called the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls a "Canadian genocide" there were families in Northern B.C., trying to get police and politicians to pay attention to what would eventually be known as the Highway of Tears. CBC reporter Betsy Trumpener has been covering their story for over a decade.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 30, 2019: Daybreak North

The people who steal from self check-outs; The failure of rehab programs to provide people with enough time to recover; How to make meetings not run your life; Teenagers on why vaping is on the rise; Tsunami preparedness in Prince Rupert; Toilet talkback; Making bikes accessible to anyone; Goats come under scrutiny at Prince Rupert hotel; Prince Rupert port lockout; Tracking the B.C. NDP's election promises.

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Safety concerns shut down public toilets in downtown Prince George

When you gotta go, you gotta go. But in downtown Prince George, it can be hard to find somewhere to do so. Nicole Oud reports.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Daybreak North

Possible port lockout; Why discharged hospital patients are at risk of injury from falling; Tall ship from 1903 promises low-carbon cargo; Prince George physiotherapist writes book about helping patients with polio in India; Cancer patients on Haida Gwaii losing service; Monitoring "nuisance earthquakes" in B.C.'s Peace River region; Why is it so hard to find a public washroom in downtown Prince George?; UNBC researcher looking for hunting housecats; Heavy-duty sprinkler being deployed to stave off wildfires in Fraser Lake; Race and identity in high school.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 28, 2019: Daybreak North

Keeping the mall smoke-free; Using cattle to prevent wildfires; What it means to have Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott running as independents; DFO investigating dead Grey Whales washing up on Haida Gwaii; Advice for keeping healthy during smoke advisories; Treeplanters on sexual assault and harassment; Japanese homes soon to be heated by propane from Prince Rupert; Memorial for man killed in hit-and-run in Prince George; Snow removal expectations; Special needs students.

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How cows can prevent wildfires.

It's not just you that can prevent wildfires. Cattle can, too.

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Three dead grey whales wash ashore Haida Gwaii

Paul Cottrell of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is on Haida Gwaii trying to find out why whales are dying.

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Are our expectations for snow removal too high?

Prince George is one of the few winter communities where city crews will clear snow from your driveway, but people are still unhappy with service levels. Former city employee Frank Blues tried to find out why.

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Japanese homes will soon be heated by Prince Rupert propane

Maple Gas has set sail for Asian markets from a first-of-its-kind facility in Prince Rupert. CBC's Matt Allan explains.

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How to protect your health during wildfire advisories

Sarah Henderson of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control is in Prince George to help teach people about the health impacts of wildfire smoke, and how to stay healthy.

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New federal NDP candidate on whether he'll support LNG industry in B.C.

Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach has been named the new federal candidate for the NDP in the riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley, and he says environmental concerns are a top priority for northwestern B.C.

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Three days of mourning to remember the man who revived Dakelh canoe carving and other cultural practices

Robert Frederick's carvings can be seen around Prince George, B.C., from city hall to the University of Northern B.C. It's a testament to his importance in reviving cultural practices of the Lheidli T'enneh people, and is why three days of mourning are being held in his honour.

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Teaching treeplanters about sexual assault

Workshops on sexual assault and consent are common on campus, but what about tree-planting camps? Airika Owen has been driving down dirt roads to bring the message of safety to the men and women living on remote work sites around Northern B.C.

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Full Episode for Monday, May 27, 2019: Daybreak North

A man with severe breathing issues says new rules that allow police to force drivers take breath tests are causing undue hardships for people with disabilities; Earnings projections; Why won't Mark Zuckerberg talk about Facebook with Canadian leaders?; Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach chosen as NDP candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley; Electric bikes; Prince George public library seeing an uptick in public washroom usage; Should class times start later?; Sexual assault workshops for tree-planting camps; Remembering Lheidli elder and carver Robert Frederick.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 24, 2019: Daybreak North

The importance of choosing who goes to your high school party; Vacation time at work; Eli Glasner reviews the live-action "Aladdin"; Flood forecast low, drought forecast high for B.C.; Theresa May resigning; Petition to ban backcountry fires in all of B.C.; Talkback on racism in political discussions; Northern B.C. may get a break from wildfires this year, but long-term they will worsen; Prince George pulp mill workers quits job to become a stand-up comedian living in his RV; Firefighter says human rights were violated when he couldn't get vegan meals while working in Williams Lake; Why yellow cedar on Haida Gwaii are dying; BC Wildfire Service on wildfire bans.

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Why yellow cedar roots are exploding on Haida Gwaii

Yellow cedar are dying. Vanessa Comeau wanted to find out why.

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Why B.C. isn't banning fires altogether

A B.C. woman wants a complete burning ban in the backcountry to avoid wildfires, but the BC Wildfire Service says it isn't necessary.

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Good news, bad news, good news and worse news in flood and fire forecast for Northern B.C.

Floods, fires and drought: which ones will Northern B.C. have to deal with this summer?

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Haida student awarded for creating reconciliation efforts at UBC

Chelsea Gladstone of Haida Gwaii is the first person in her family to go to university. Now, she's the first UBC student to win the Lieutenant Governor Medal.

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'A Dance Through the Seasons' opens doors for Indigenous women in publishing

Not only did Dakelh educator Leona Prince write a children's book, she created her own publishing company to release it.

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B.C. mill worker quits six figure job to pursue a life of stand-up comedy out on the road

Alex Mackenzie of Prince George, B.C. quit his job, sold his house and is now living in an RV as he pursues his dream of stand-up comedy.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 23, 2019: Daybreak North

Theresa May pressured to resign; Driverless taxis; Inner city high school students on being stereotyped; Racism in discussions around caribou protection; Prince Rupert North Coast Victimer Service worker Marlene Swift passes; Haida student Chelsea Gladstone graduates UBC with Lt.-Governor medal; First cruise ship of the season for Prince Rupert; Bocce ball as an inclusive sport; Author Leona Prince on her new book, new publishing company, and challenges of being an Indigenous entrepeneur; State of Alaska may pay Prince Rupert RCMP officers to keep marine terminal open.

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Prince Rupert councillor worried Terrace hospital will mean fewer resources for other communities

Terrace is getting a new hospital, but a Prince Rupert politician is worried about what that means for the future of healthcare in other northwestern B.C. communities.

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When disaster strikes, emergency officials need to learn to work together

With wildfire evacuations top of mind, emergency officials in Prince George have realized coordination is key when it comes to responding to disasters, so they are holding mock disasters to get to know each other better. Nicole Oud reports.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 22, 2019: Daybreak North

New accessibility law may be killed before federal election; Pine beetle mythology; How viruses can help treat infection as antibiotics fail; Prince Rupert councillor worried Terrace hospital announcement will lead to fewer resources in other northwestern communities; Fort St. John Filipino community leader on garbage dispute; How teens really use their cellphones; Safety tips for bike commuting; How Prince George is preparing for large-scale disaster; Fallout after video of RCMP officer interrogating teenage girl over sexual assault; Student debt in Canada.

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Researcher wants to know how fracking affects pregnant women

Elyse Caron-Beaudoin of the University of Montreal's School of Public Health wants to know more about how hydraulic fracturing is affecting women living in and around Dawson Creek, B.C.

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After two cyclists sent to hospital, safety top of mind for Bike To Work Prince George organizers

Dane Greenwell of Prince George's Go By Bike Week shares safety tips for cyclists participating in next week's event.

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#WeTheNorthwest: Northern B.C. basketball fans on board with Raptors playoff run

CBC Prince Rupert's Matt Allen is about as far away from Toronto as you get, but the Ontario transplant is following the Toronto Raptor's playoff run closely-- and he found fellow fans sharing his excitement.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 21, 2019: Daybreak North

Make sure your thrift store donations aren't just trash; What's next in U.S.-Canada relations after aluminium tariffs dropped; How to better support children with special needs; New research into the health impacts fracking has on pregnant women in northeastern B.C.; What life is really like inside a B.C. high school; Northern B.C. Raptors fans on Toronto's historic basketball playoff run; High Level, Alberta resident on being forced out of home by wildfires.

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