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, March 22, 2019: Daybreak North

Live in Fort Nelson; Understanding blood clots; Movie review of Jordan Peele's 'Us'; Northern Lights Festival a success despite weather problems; How Fort Nelson's economy is transitioning away from oil and gas; Reviving Indigenous hand games; The perils of office gossip; Bill Dolan of the Alaska Highway Revue performs.

Download Full Episode for Friday, March 22, 2019: Daybreak North
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Meet 'Cataline', a larger-than-life French entrepreneur who sought his fortune in B.C.'s gold rush

The B.C. government is adding several historic sites with connections to Francophone culture to its provincial registry. Among them is a statue of a man sitting on a mule outside the visitor centre in New Hazelton. This is the larger-than-life figure known as Cataline. One of his descendants, Irene Bjerky, shares his story.

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Live from Fort Nelson: Stories from B.C.'s northermost municipality

Fort Nelson was once booming thanks to oil and gas, but in recent years it has a steep decline in its population. But those who've stayed know life is special in the community, and they've invited the world to celebrate with the first Northern Lights Festival combining music, dog sled racing, outdoor excursions and music. From the Down to Earth Cafe, CBC's Carolina de Ryk speaks to some of the people keeping Fort Nelson strong.

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Full Episode for Thursday, March 21, 2019: Daybreak North

Understanding brain differences between men and women could improve depression treatment; From Broadway to Prince George, the musical Kinky Boots takes to the C.N. Centre stage; Understanding the health of shellfish; A friendship house in Terrace is helping empower homeless people; Previewing Daybreak's Fort Nelson special; Sandals for India; North Coast dancers are being honoured for preserving Indigenous dance traditions.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, March 21, 2019: Daybreak North
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Prince George residents report finding winter ticks from moose

Spring may officially be here, but Prince George residents have been finding winter ticks outside and posting about them on social media. 

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Full Episode for Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Daybreak North

Council of the Haida Nation lobbies for Bill C-48; World Figure Skating Championships in Japan; Finding out if fermented food health claims are worth believing; Winter ticks and Prince George, B.C. photos; B.C. Francophonie Day and the explorer Cataline; B.C. Forests Minister on wildfire budget; Preparing for the 2019 Prince George Dance Festival; New President-elect of the B.C. Teachers Federation; will the Federal budget excite and retain millennial voters?

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Tuesday, March 19, 2019: Daybreak North

Snowplow parenting; Bantam provincial hockey in Prince Rupert; University of Toronto education professor's wish list for the Federal budget; retrofitting inactive oil wells into a source of renewable power; Call for indoor field in the Peace; Boys Club Network expands across the province; Footwear choices for this Spring melt; 2020 World Women's Curling Championship; 84 teams square off in the Haisla Nation for the Junior All-Native Basketball Tournament.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, March 19, 2019: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Monday, March 18, 2019: Daybreak North

Prince Rupert man says one of the biggest tire companies in the world refused to honour mileage warranty; Federal budget preview; Vigil to fight hate in Prince George following New Zealand mosque attacks; Pigeon racing; Prince Rupert water advisory lifted; Miracle Theatre raising funds for Prince George children's foundation; Do immigrant entrepreneur programs actually work?

Download Full Episode for Monday, March 18, 2019: Daybreak North
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New immigration program entices entrepreneurs to northern B.C. - but is it enough to make them stay?

A new immigration program for northern B.C. hopes to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to smaller rural communities but some experts are concerned whether it's enough to convince them to stay.

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Hundreds of Prince George residents dispute city's plans to borrow $32 million for repairs

Prince George, in northern B.C., plans to borrow tens of millions of dollars to fix up the city but hundreds of residents want no part in footing the bill.

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Full Episode for Friday, March 15, 2019: Daybreak North

New Zealand attacks; Dress codes; Immigrant entrepreneur program; Lung transplant difficulties; Art project focused on Prince George's Wood Innovation Centre not living up to promises; Orphan wells a growing concern for Peace region farmers; Spruce King playoff expectations; The origin of 'Smithereens.'

Download Full Episode for Friday, March 15, 2019: Daybreak North
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Putting up a stink: The skunk that doesn't want to leave a B.C. woman's garage:

Suni Dunn has lived in Prince George for 33 and never see a skunk - until now.

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Full Episode for Thursday, March 14, 2019: Daybreak North

Haida Gwaii housing challenges; Cooking with kids; How oilsands development is helping the cranberry blue butterfly; Research indicates intervention necessary to save B.C. and Alberta caribou populations; Reconciliation in advertising; Saving Kitimat's historic CN station; Culture day at Fort Nelson's Chalo School; Raising picky eaters; Tetanus shots.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, March 14, 2019: Daybreak North
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Maintaining northern B.C.'s history a costly ask in time of tight budgets

Dawson Creek's archives could soon be history due to budget cuts. Meanwhile, the Exploration Place in Prince George is looking for new funding in order to keep its collection ready for the future.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, March 13, 2019: Daybreak North

Cellphones in the classroom; Reusable chopsticks; How rubber ducks are killing you; Moose still an issue at Ginter's Meadow in Prince George; Skunks in Prince George; Dawson Creek archives could shut down over funding while Exploration Place trying to raise funds to digitize collection.

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, March 13, 2019: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Daybreak North

Plane safety questions after crash in Ethiopia; SNC-Lavalin controversy continues; Prince George Animal Rescue Society needs a new truck to transport large dogs; Should Canadian cities be added to the constitution?; Indigenous Guardians program aimed at protecting traditional land; Prince George school district and RCMP on security events; Overdoses in Indigenous communities; Fatbike enthusiasts want their own winter trails in Prince George.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Daybreak North
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Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs demanding province take action on opioid crisis

The union is recognizing the situation as a state of emergency, and wants the province to do the same.

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Why B.C. cities are struggling to balance budgets, and how changing the constitution could fix that

In an effort to save money, Dawson Creek is looking at cutting library services and RCMP officers. Meanwhile, Prince George is aiming to borrow over $30 million to repair civic buildings, a move that has sparked a backlash from some taxpayers. Gaetan Royer is a civic consultant who says the issue in both cases is the way public money is distributed in Canada, and he thinks changing the constitution may be the way to solve the issue.

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Children's programming, computer maintenance and book budget on chopping block as Dawson Creek library faces budget cuts

The city of Dawson Creek is attempting to cut $1.3 million from its budget, and it will mean major changes for the public library.

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Full Episode for Monday, March 11, 2019: Daybreak North

SNC Lavalin and reconciliation; The story behind 'Midnight Train to Georgia'; Brexit and business; Female truckers still not receiving same pay as men; How budget cuts could affect the Dawson Creek library; Losing sleep over Daylight Savings Time; Robots that give birth; How federal cabinet positions work; Outdoor play in winter; Prince George man trying to force referendum on city plans to borrow $32 million for budget costs.

Download Full Episode for Monday, March 11, 2019: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Thursday, March 7, 2019: Daybreak North

Justin Trudeau speaks about SNC Lavalin fallout; What a national pharmacare plan may look like; Talking measles with the public; All-female swim in Fort St. John; Dining in the dark; Smartphones you can bend; School vaccine registry; EDM Festival coming to the Robson Valley.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, March 7, 2019: Daybreak North
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New electronic dance music festival coming to peaceful Robson Valley

Normally, only the solitary whistle of a passing train breaks the silence in B.C.'s Robson Valley - but soon, heavy bass and synthesizers will soon join the chorus.

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B.C. canola farmers find themselves in middle of Canada-China dispute

A diplomatic row between Canada and China has hit home for B.C. canola farmers, who may feel the brunt of the latest salvo.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Daybreak North

Gerald Butts testimony; Curing HIV; Bella Coola Outreach Centre loses location; Canadian canola producers caught in China's crossfire; B.C. wildfires gave Prince George and Quesnel some of the worst air quality in the world; Lessons for Canada from 2016 presidential election; Atlin author Kate Harris wins prestigious Taylor Prize book award.

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Tuesday, March 5, 2019: Daybreak North

February 2019 the coldest on record for Prince George; Why teenage girls feel less confident than male counterparts; Political fallout from Jane Philpott resignation; Dawson Creek council looking to make major cuts; How agricultural producers in northern B.C. will be affected by climate change; How the Fraser River Basin will be affected by climate change; B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver on religious schools, public funds, and private freedoms; Smithers' Delee Yuen giving up operation of Bulkley Valley RV Park; Conservative MP Todd Doherty calling for review of decision to move serial killer Cody Legebokoff to medium-security prison; The story of the Terrace mutiny captured in new book.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, March 5, 2019: Daybreak North
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Dawson Creek looks to reduce RCMP force despite spike in crime

Dawson Creek, in northeastern B.C., is looking at a $1.3 million slash to its budget this year, impacting everything from funding for libraries to the number of law enforcement officers - despite a recent spike in crime.

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Full Episode for Monday, March 4, 2019: Daybreak North

Teacher at private Christian school steps down after violating a rule forbidding employees from having sex 'outside of a heterosexual marriage'; Bank of Canada interest rates; Canada's race for space; What the federal government's plan for pot pardons means for people with criminal records for possession; The history of B.C.'s anti-vax movement; Changes to clothing donation bins in Prince George following deaths; MP Murray Rankin stepping down and taking on role with provincial file on Wet'suwet'en.

Download Full Episode for Monday, March 4, 2019: Daybreak North
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How cannabis pardons will affect people's criminal records

The federal government will be making it easier for Canadians to have their criminal records cleared for crimes related to cannabis possession.

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Not just apathy: a short history of B.C.'s anti-vaccination movement

B.C.'s recent measles outbreak has pushed the anti-vaccine movement to the forefront of public discussion but "vaccine hesitancy" is nothing new in British Columbia - it has a long, colourful history.

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New donations bins for Prince George

A Prince George charity is launching a new system for its clothing donation bins after several deaths of people stuck in similar bins across Canada.

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Longtime NDP MP Nathan Cullen on not running for re-election

Since 2005, Nathan Cullen has represented the riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley in northwestern B.C. for the federal NDP. However, he's decided not to run for re-election, and speaks with CBC about the decision and what it means for the future of his party and his home community.

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Full Episode for Friday, March 1, 2019: Daybreak North

Testing baby food for arsenic; Eli Glasner reviews "Apollo 11"; Challenges of turning Haida Gwaii into an ecotourism-based area; Prince George Spruce Kings headed to the playoffs; Olympic try-outs in Prince George; Green Party leader Elizabeth May in Prince George; Preparing for gardening season; Cinema CNC celebrating independent film.

Download Full Episode for Friday, March 1, 2019: Daybreak North
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Full Episode for Thursday, February 28, 2019: Daybreak North

Cohen testimony in the United States and Wilson-Raybould testimony in Canada; Milk for people who are lactose intolerant; Site C dam court dates set so trial can conclude prior to flooding; What will it take to get people to be able to take electric cars on northern B.C. road trips; Super Bowl ads; Lheidli T'enneh First Nation suing Enbridge over pipeline explosion near Prince George; Former UNBC writer-in-residence Janet Rogers in town for a discussion on the future of books.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, February 28, 2019: Daybreak North
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Lheidli T'enneh First Nation suing Enbridge over pipeline explosion near Prince George

Lheidli T'enneh Chief Dominic Frederick and lawyer Malcolm Macpherson explain why they are suing Enbridge over a pipeline explosion near Prince George in October 2018.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, February 27, 2019: Daybreak North

All eyes on Washington as President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen testifies before Congress; Rethinking Chinese-Canadian cuisine; What bullying means now; How DFO plans to cut down eulachon waste; Prince George council debates selling marijuana in the mall; Incidental exercise; The story of a Swiss capitalist who wanted to build a Prince George monorail; Why you should know the numbers associated with your health.

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, February 27, 2019: Daybreak North
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The Northern B.C. monorail that never was

In the 1950s, a Swedish capitalist proposed big plans for northern B.C. that included a high-speed monorail from Prince George to the Yukon border, which earned rave reviews in the province's newspapers. But the project never came to pass, and historian Frank Leonard has new insight into why.

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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans speaks out on how to decrease eulachon bycatch

Thousands of eulachon are caught in shrimp trawl nets in the waters near Prince Rupert this time of year. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has an idea or two on how to reduce that. It includes the use of LED lights on nets.

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B.C. Parks seeks public comments over plans to protect centuries-old Ancient Forest

The province is seeking British Columbians' help to to put together new management plan to protect the only inland temperate rainforest in the world: the Ancient Forest.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Daybreak North

Mental health costs at the workplace; Federal by-election impacts; Researching Pacific salmon near the Gulf of Alaska; The future of the Ancient Forest near McBride; Haida Gwaii ferry service being restored; Youth and climate change; Burgeoning interest in downtown living in Prince George; Cold weather expected to continue in northern B.C.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Daybreak North
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Who is buying condos in downtown Prince George?

After years of stagnation, it appears there is a demand for housing in downtown Prince George, as sales of condos being built to city hall begin and plans move forward for an apartment complex near the library. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks to two realtors about who is buying, and why downtown living in Prince George is finally attractive.

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Freezing fingers and faith: Going door-to-door with Mormon missionaries in northern B.C.'s February

Even with temperatures dipping to close to -30 C, the Mormon missionaries sent to spread their faith in Prince George are still going door-to-door. The CBC's Audrey McKinnon heads out with a pair used to the warmer temperatures of Arizona and Brazil.

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Rural bakery raising concerns after finding tourists freezing in the night waiting for delayed train

The Valemount Swiss Bakery usually spends the night preparing fresh baked goods for its customers. But lately, it's been heating up tourists left waiting for their trainm sometimes for hours at a time, in temperatures around - 30 C. Silvia Jungo speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Fort Nelson hoping to attract hundreds of tourists to Northern Lights festival

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Cory Howden about his ambitious plans for the Northern Lights Festival.

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'True reconciliation': City of Quesnel to restore ownership of city park to Lhtako Dene First Nation

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata visits Quesnel to learn about plans for an Indigenous cultural centre and performance space to be built in a downtown park, which is being gifted back to the Lhtako Dene First Nation.

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Full Episode for Friday, February 22, 2019: Daybreak North

Race and immigration key issues in crucial B.C. by-election; Academy Award previews; Brewery opening in old Greyhound station in Williams Lake; Valemount bakery calling for shelter after finding freezing tourists waiting for delayed train; Petition for kids to get longer lunch breaks at school; The problem with open offices; City of Quesnel restoring ownership of park to Lhtako Dene First Nation to build cultural centre and performance space.

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Full Episode for Thursday, February 21, 2019: Daybreak North

How much testosterone is too much for a female athlete?; The dangers of idling your car to warm it up; How to fix your bad passwords; Helping young people combat anxiety; How Fort Nelson plans to turn itself into a destination for Asian tourists; Quesnel repatriating land to Lhtako Dene First Nation; Metlakatla First Nation say thousands of eulachon are being dumped near Prince Rupert Prince Rupert home to North America's first commercial scallop operation; Harold Fedderson tells the story of his father through haikus.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, February 21, 2019: Daybreak North
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Scallop sales create economic opportunity for Prince Rupert

Coastal Shellfish, a First Nations-owned company, cracked open the scallop market this week with the first commercial sales from its processing plant in Prince Rupert.Those leading the burgeoning industry say they have high hopes the move will mean a new economic opportunity for the city and the Coast Tsimshian people.

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'Blacklisted: The Story of Bridget Moran' explores life of Prince George social worker

A new documentary film explores the life of Bridget Moran, a Prince George social worker who has a statue downtown and a name on buildings, but whose stands for social justice got her blacklisted from working for the province.

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B.C. Liberals and NDP on how the provincial budget will affect northern communities

With the provincial budget released yesterday, Carolina de Ryk speaks to B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson and B.C. NDP finance minister Carole James about how it will affect northern B.C.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Daybreak North

Budget reaction from the B.C. Green party; Health risks associated with cough medicine that uses codeine; Olive oil fraud; Search and rescue groups looking for funding; Prince George social worker Bridget Moran's stand for justice documented in short film, 'Blacklisted,'; B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson on provincial budget; B.C. NDP finance minister Carole James on provincial budget; Health risks of consuming cannabis edibles.

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Bison bones discovered at Site C

Richard Hebda is curator emeritus with the Royal B-C Museum. He was in the area when the first bones were uncovered -- and asked to head over and take a look.

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LNG Job Fair

Coastal GasLink-hosted an Economic Summit in Prince George which they described as "speed-dating for business." The CBC's Andrew Kurjata was there.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Daybreak North

Chronic shortage of French teachers; The story behind Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love'; The resignation of Gerald Butts; A prehistoric bison skeleton uncovered during Site C construction; Inside a job fair for the controversial Coastal Gaslink pipeline; B.C. Chamber of Commerce on budget hopes; Councillor Brian Skakun wants to rethink snow removal; BC Centre for Disease Control on measles outbreak.

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Prince George councillor wants city to rethink snow removal methods

Brian Skakun is a city councillor in Prince George. He says that the city is spending too much on snow removal and that it could be done more efficiently.

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Full Episode for Friday, February 15, 2019: Daybreak North

Are polluters getting a free pass? CBC's Bob Keating investigates; New music from Fort St. John's Adam Winn; Eli Glasner reviews "Alita: Battle Angle"; Getting ready for the worldwide backyard bird count; Why fans are so important to the All-Native Basketball Tournament; New music from Naomi Shore of Twin Peaks; Why B.C. needs an Open Mosque Day; The 'parenthood penalty' in the workplace; Prince George families get a chance to ski alongside some of the top athletes in the world at World ParaNordic Championship; Indigenous think tank the Yellowhead Institute visits B.C.'s North Coast.

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Why the World ParaNordic championship may be an even bigger deal then the 2015 Canada Winter Games

In 2015, Prince George welcomed visitors from across the country for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Now, the city is hosting the 2019 World ParaNordic Championship, giving fans a chance to see some of the best in the world. CBC's Betsy Trumpener shares how families can enjoy the festivities for free.

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B.C. mosques opening doors to reduce fear, hate and misperceptions

Mosques are open to the public anytime, but this Saturday, Feb. 16 mosques in B.C. are actively inviting people in the community to come in to learn more about the faith and the people who follow it. Adnan Akiel explains why he believes it's needed now more than ever.

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Why fans are so important to the All-Native Basketball Tournament

Ask any athlete competing in Prince Rupert, and they'll tell you what sets the All-Native basketball tournament is the roar of the crowd. CBC's Nicole Oud shares the excitement.

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Full Episode for Thursday, February 14, 2019: Daybreak North

The future of Canadian cities in a warming world; Online dating for people with disabilities; Advertising and copyright infringement; High on Ice Festival preview; CBC municipal reporter Justin McElroy in northeastern B.C.; Radio stories for International Radio Day; Controversy over a women's housing project going up in Kitimat; Are cinnamon hearts good?; Musician Big Fancy on the challenges of finding love when living in a cabin in a small, small town.

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Why a project to support women fleeing violence is being opposed by neighbours in Kitimat

CBC's Audrey McKinnon explains the controversy behind the Tamitik housing project on Quatsino Boulevard in Kitimat.

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Country music, love, loneliness and Tinder with musician Big Fancy

For Valentine's Day, we speak to Big Fancy-- a musician who lives in a backwoods cabin west of Prince George, about country music, love, loss and Tinder.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, February 13, 2019: Daybreak North

What to expect from an ethics probe over SNC-Lavalin controversy; Can west coast Canadians develop a taste for seal?; Kamloops company melting snow instead of piling it up; The etiquette of wearing hats indoors; Fallout from Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation; Poverty reduction in B.C.'s speech from the throne; Password safety tips; The history of the women's portion of the All-Native Basketball Tournament; The return of measles.

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Northern B.C. women's basketball pioneer still got game at All Native Tournament

Roberta Edzerza broke the gender barrier at the All Native Basketball Tournament in 1992. More than two decades later, she's still competing on the court and helping the next generation of female players develop.

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Meet Wild William Wesley: the voice of the All Native Basketball Tournament

The radio broadcaster has been covering the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert for more than three decade with the Terrace-based CFNR radio station.

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B.C. Assembly of First Nations Chief says Jody Wilson-Raybould spoke 'truth to power' as an Indigenous woman in cabinet

News that former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould has resigned from Justin Trudeau's cabinet has sent shockwaves through the political world. B.C. AFN Chief Terry Teegee has know Wilson-Raybould for the past decade, and says she seemed frustrated at trying to push for reconciliation within the halls of power.

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Aggressive moose on the loose in Prince George

Conservation officers and city officials in Prince George are warning people about an aggressive moose cow that is wandering around the city with her two calves. So far, two people have been injured.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, February 12, 2019: Daybreak North

Since 1998 over six hundred children in Canada have been been victims of sexual crimes by amateur coaches; SNC-Lavalin scandal dogging federal Liberals; Wildfire preparation courses for B.C. farmers; Aggressive moose in Prince George dog park; Speech from the Throne preview; The voice of the All-Native Basketball Tournament, Wild William Wesley; Kitimat woman trying to convince dog owners to pick up poop.

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Full Episode for Monday, February 11, 2019: Daybreak North

Investigating Air Canada's controversial practice of overselling flights; Another U.S. government shutdown looms; Eliza Stanford uses Fort St. John's deep freeze to create colourful ice art; Mental health first aid course coming to Prince George; Politics, culture and sport at the 60th All-Native Basketball Tournament; How to find new music; Terrace resident fighting residential burning ban; Kamloops newspaper about and for street population launched.

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Basketball turns political with messages of support for Wet'suwet'en Nation

Politics mixed with sport at First Nation basketball tournament in Northern B.C. over the weekend but organizers argue political statements should stay on the sidelines.

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'It's a disaster': Prince George now has second highest rate of overdose deaths in B.C.

In 2018, more people in B.C. died from overdoses than homicides, suicides and traffic incidents combined. And few places were more affected than Prince George where the number of deaths nearly doubled, and the city is trailing only Vancouver in terms of deaths per capita. Jordan Harris, a registered nurse and director of a harm reduction group called the POUNDS Project, speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Friday, February 8, 2019: Daybreak North

Family Day marked wrong on B.C. calendars; Marketplace investigates phone hackers; Banning smartphones in business meetings; Eli Glasner reviews 'What Men Want'; Prince George now has the second highest rate of drug overdose deaths in B.C.; Would a commercial seal fishery help save orcas in B.C.?; Northern B.C. bus riders would like GPS tracking for their rides; Celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Pig with 'Pigsy,' from the classic 'Journey to the West.'

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Commercial seal harvest proposed to help save B.C. salmon and orca populations

A proposal to open a commercial seal harvest in B.C. is on the table, with the argument being reducing the marine mammals will help salmon stocks, which in turn will help the whales that eat them. However, not everyone is convinced. Among the skeptics: Andrew Trites, the director of UBC's Marine Mammal Research Unit.

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Cold weather bus riders want GPS tracking technology to help avoid long waits in the elements

When temperatures plunge, waiting for a bus can be literally painful, as transit users in northern B.C. have experienced this past week. But while people in southern cities are getting real-time updates on their rides via GPS technology, those further north are left wondering if they missed their ride or if it's been delayed due to icy roads.

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Roy Henry Vickers headed from northern B.C. to the Grammys thanks to his bentwood box design for the Grateful Dead

Roy Henry Vickers is headed from his home in the Hazeltons, in northwestern B.C., to Los Angeles because he's been nominated for a Grammy thanks to his work designing a bentwood box-style container for the Grateful Dead's latest compilation.

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Full Episode for Thursday, February 7, 2019: Daybreak North

Wolves killing dogs in Port Edwards; Links between heart condition and mental health discovered; Lack of Greyhound contributing to crime in Prince George; Using images instead of words to shop online; The need to protect heritage sites in Prince George; UNBC prof researching melting in Himalayas; Event organizers could be charged for RCMP time in Prince George; How Quesnel's Barkerville Brewing wound up with an all-female staff; Hazelton's Roy Henry Vickers on being nominated for a Grammy.

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Interview with the Barkerville Brewing Co.

CBC reporter Andrew Kurjata speaks with the staff at Barkerville Brewing Co. about what it's like to be an all-female brewery.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Daybreak North

City crews working to keep sidewalks clear; State of the Union reaction; Keeping pets warm; More information about fatal train derailment; Four weeks since arrests at Unist'ot'en camp; Prince George hosting 2020 Women's World Curling championship; The health impacts of wildfire smoke; Ethically sourced chocolate; Hockey 12 classes; Understanding frostbite.

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Understanding frostbite

With temperatures in northern B.C. plunging, our health columnist Dr. Raj Bhardwaj explains the warning signs and impacts of frostbite.

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Lessons from Missoula, Montana on how to protect lungs during wildfire season

The B.C. Lung Association is holding a conference this week to discuss the health impacts of smoke during wildfire season. One of the speakers is Sarah Coefield, an air quality specialist in Missoula, Montana.

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Long underwear, winter jackets desperately needed for homeless as temperatures plunge in Prince George

A prolonged cold snap has highlighted the need for warm winter clothes to be donated to Prince George's outreach agencies.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, February 5, 2019: Daybreak North

National Black Canadian Summit setting election priorities; More Canadians using food banks; Indoor park opens in Fort St. John; Cold weather impacts on homeless and in-need people in Prince George; The changing face of eating disorders; 2018 crime trends in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Monday, February 4, 2019: Daybreak North

CBC investigates Air Canada backtracking on compensation offered for giving up a seat; January was a good month for the stock market; North Peace Ride for the Disabled may have to shut down without more board members; ABC Communications partnering with controversial Huawei to bring faster internet to rural B.C.; Provincial curling tournament wraps in Quesnel; When footage of real disasters are used in fictional movies; Teenage sleep deprivation continues to be a health issue; Prince George city council considering charging event organizers for RCMP time.

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Chinese tech company Huawei bringing faster internet to rural B.C. despite security concerns

The controversial company at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Canada and China is also a major player in a project to bring faster internet to rural B.C. and some fear public perceptions may the hinder the initiative.

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Full Episode for Friday, February 1, 2019: Daybreak North

Under-staffing in senior care homes; Eli Glasner reviews Russian Doll; C.D. Howe Institute report recommends cancelling Site C in order to save money; Joanne Berezanski shares memories of her mother, Lheidli T'enneh Elder Mary Gouchie; Nisga'a New Year celebrations; West My Friend singer Eden Oliver on touring small towns in Northern B.C.; Listener memories of the coldest weather they've ever experienced; What it's like to have a family member who passed on be an organ donor; Prince Rupert's Hung La on the importance of Vietnamese New Year celebrations.

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What it's like to lose a family member who is also an organ donor

B.C. set a new record for organ donations in 2018, with 502 people receiving a transplant in 2018. Four of those came from Matthew Woodford. His family shares the story of what it was like losing him, but discovering he was a donor.

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C.D. Howe economist argues it still makes sense to cancel Site C

AJ Goulding of the C.D. Howe Institute and London School of Economics has analyzed the costs of the Site C dam project in B.C., and argues it would make more sense to cancel it and invest in other forms of energy.

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What's the coldest weather you've ever experienced?

Listener stories from well below freezing.

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Remembering Elder Mary Gouchie

Lheidli T'enneh Elder Mary Gouchie was one of last fluent speakers of Dakelh alive when she passed away Jan. 25 at the age of 97. In the days since, tributes have been pouring in, which come as something of a surprise to her daughter Joanne Berezanski. Berezanski speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Thursday, January 31, 2019: Daybreak North

How dismantling a tent city affected B.C.'s legal system; The changing nature of ads aimed at men; Fort McMurray mayor wants to ban work camps; Pychologist visiting Prince George explains the limitations of your memory and mind; NDP holds balance of power in B.C. government after Nanaimo byelection; Study indicates most people who think they are allergic to penicillin actually aren't; Understanding the polar vortex; Lynette La Fontaine on the healing power of beading.

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'He was such a Smithers man': Longtime MLA and town councillor Bill Goodacre mourned

Former Bulkley Valley Stikine MLA and longtime Smithers town councillor Bill Goodacre passed away this weekend at the age of 67. Former Hazelton Mayor Alice Maitland joins Carolina de Ryk to share some memories.

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BC Ferries CEO expects tourism uptick, improved service for North Coast and Haida Gwaii

Two years into his job as CEO of BC Ferries, Mark Collins visits Prince Rupert to assess the state of sailings between the North Coast and Haida Gwaii.

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How should museums treat items in their collections that were taken from other cultures?

Tracy Calogheros of the Exploration Place Museum in Prince George says working with the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, her perspective on cultural items and the role of museums in reconciliation has changed.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, January 30, 2019: Daybreak North

How trade talks between China and the United States could affect Canada; The growing domestic market for Canadian lentil farmers; Alice Maitland remembers Bill Goodacre; How the Exploration Place Museum in Prince George is engaged in reconciliation; Nanaimo byelection; Paramedics and palliative care; BC Ferries CEO visits Prince Rupert.

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The life of Lheidli T'enneh elder and language keeper Mary Gouchie, in her own words

97-year-old Mary Gouchie, Elder of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and one of the last fluent speakers of Dakelh, died on January 25, 2019. She was always eager to share her language and her story, and did so in these archival recordings.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Daybreak North

The rise of online paywalls; Political fallout over Canada/China relations; Fraser Lake's plans to create an eco co-op move forward; Men's and women's B.C. curling championships come to Quesnel; A taste of Mexico in Prince George; Inside the justice system with a former Fort St. John resident; Remembering Elder Mary Gouchie, one of the last fluent speakers of the Lheidli dialect of Dakelh; Fire-induced storms becoming more common in B.C.; Nanaimo byelection could determine future of B.C. governance.

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Northern B.C. leaders say the region urgently needs more immigrants to fill jobs

From Williams Lake to Dawson Creek, ageing populations in northern B.C. mean jobs are going unfilled, so local leaders are welcoming a new federal program aimed at attracting new immigrants to rural and northern locations.

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Full Episode for Monday, January 28, 2019: Daybreak North

CBC investigates the practice of selling private information to third parties; The story behind 'California Dreaming'; U.S. shutdown, Brexit and other business news; The politics behind the temporary shutdown hiatus; How valuable are wood splitters?; The right to clean water; The need for immigration to northern B.C.; Can it get any more Canadian than a Zamboni in a ditch?; Reporter Jason Proctor shares behind-the-scenes stories from B.C.'s biggest court house.

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How the small coal-mining community of Tumbler Ridge got a newspaper again

In April 2017, the Tumbler Ridge News published its final edition. But now the editor is back with a new paper and new hope for keeping community news going. Trent Ernst speaks with host Carolina de Ryk about Tumbler Ridge Lines.

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Full Episode for Friday, January 25, 2019: Daybreak North

California using the term "First Partner" instead of "First Lady"; The campaign for a Cree Barbie; Eli Glanser reviews 'The Kid Who Would Be King,'; Vanderhoof finally has a swimming pool; The Port of Prince Rupert puts a moratorium on development near Lelu Island; Heiltsuk language project launches; Why the Smithers library is getting rid of late fees; Does waking up early really help you at work; How Tumbler Ridge got a newspaper again; How northern B.C. breweries are pulling out bells and whistles to attract customers.

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Full Episode for Thursday, January 24, 2019: Daybreak North

Two sides of LNG debate continue among Indigenous groups; The crisis and cure for overachievers; Applying the Marie Kondo method to your digital photos; Understanding the need for senior's housing in northeastern B.C.; Archaeological finds turn up salmon weirs and engineered islands near Babine Lake First Nation; Who signed off on buying a woodchipper for the legislature and other questions about the legislative spending scandal; Premier John Horgan on legislative scandal, resource development and reconciliation; Prince Rupert's Sugar Shack festival celebrates nine years.

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Understanding senior's housing needs in northeastern B.C.

Senior's housing consultant Terry Collier is visiting Fort St. John to help understand the needs of the city's ageing population. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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What's known and what isn't in B.C.'s legislative spending scandal?

Allegations of lavish overspending by two senior employees have rocked B.C. politics this week. The CBC's Karin Larsen helps answer some of the outstanding questions in the case.

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1,300-year-old fishing village among the archaeological finds confirming oral history of Lake Babine First Nation

Farid Rahemtulla of UNBC discusses some of the fascinating findings he's helped uncover in north-central British Columbia.

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B.C. Premier John Horgan on spending scandal, resource development and reconciliation

The Premier speaks with Carolina de Ryk about why he's most bothered by cufflinks and a woodchipper in the legislative scandal, as well as how he plans to pair "real reconciliation" with resource development.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, January 23, 2019: Daybreak North

Secretary General of Amnesty International in Canada says Canada is right to take a more assertive approach with China; New superintendent for Cariboo-Chilcotin school district; In defence of MSG; Former Fort Nelson sled dog racer hopes to have set a new world record; Smoking rates in B.C. on the rise; Democracy Watch on the need for checks and balances in the B.C. legislature; Federal Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi in Prince George;

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B.C. Liberal house leader Mary Polak on bombshell report into 'flagrant overspending' from senior legislative employees

Two senior B.C. Legislature officials who were suspended two months ago are being investigated for allegedly fraudulent and flagrant overspending, "lavish" trips overseas, inappropriate expense claims, cash payouts and misappropriating liquor from the legislature. B.C. Liberal house leader Mary Polak joins Carolina de Ryk to share her reaction.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, January 22, 2019: Daybreak North

Oscar nominees; Closing the gap between rich and poor; Challenges with curbing raw log exports; B.C. Liberal house leader Mary Polak on allegations of overspending and inappropriate expense claims by two senior legislative employees; Prince George launches 311 service; Post Partum Support Society; Exercise snacks; Winter droughts; Moose Jaw loses title of "world's tallest moose."

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From pipeline explosions to protests: companies need to prepare crisis communication plans, urges consultant

Crisis communication is one of the workshops at the B.C. Natural Resources Forum this week

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With China using Canadians as 'hostages' in trade relationships, MP Nathan Cullen says it's time to re-think our economic ties

For years, trade proponents have argued that as China's markets open up, so too will its commitment to human rights and rule of law. However, with several Canadians arrested and one sentenced to death in China following the detaining of a Huawei executive in Canada, NDP MP Nathan Cullen argues it's time to put the brakes on pursuing economic ties.

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Full Episode for Monday, January 21, 2019: Daybreak North

CBC investigates the responsibility of banks to prevent seniors from being scammed; Several world leaders are skipping the annual World Economic Forum in Davos; After years without an arena, hockey players in the Hazeltons are getting excited as construction on the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre near completion; Nathan Cullen wants Canada to re-think its economic relationship with China as diplomatic relations deteriorate; Drought concerns as winter continues to by dryer than normal; Seniors and snow; Crisis management for resource companies; Why B.C. cannabis stores will open in mid-sized cities like Prince George and Terrace before Vancouver and Kelowna; Reducing waste created on airlines; New music from Alex Cuba.

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Missing statue from Lheidli T'enneh First Nation church found in the snow near Wal-Mart

A religious statue taken from a church belonging to the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation was unexpectedly found in the city of Prince George. The key players tell the story of what happened.

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

DNA testing kits come up with different results for identical twins; Why cell phone sound quality is still bad; Eli Glasner reviews "Glass" from M. Night Shyamalan; Why a Prince Rupert landlord is holding photo finishing equipment; Stolen statue from Lheidli T'enneh church found near Wal-Mart in Prince George; Province introduces new rules aimed at curbing raw log exports; Food waste in Canada rises; Rail safety; Marie Kondo; Vaccine hesitancy and what it's like to lose a child from H1N1.

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Rural Canada now has a cabinet minister: what will they accomplish?

Kathleen Kevany, director of the rural research centre at Dalhousie University, discusses the challenges facing rural Canada and what role a new cabinet minister might have in tackling them.

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Hereditary chief Na'Moks and MLA Ellis Ross on hereditary and elected Indigenous leadership

Hereditary chiefs from around B.C. gathered in Smithers to show their support for Wet'suwet'en leaders opposed to the creation of a pipeline in the area. The conflict has highlighted the complex relationship between elected and hereditary leaders in Indigenous communities. Carolina de Ryk speaks with MLA and former chief councillor of the Haisla Nation, Ellis Ross and Hereditary Chief Na'moks of the Wet'suwet'en Nation's Tsayu clan .

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Why one artist destroyed her diaries in order to explore the power of the printed word

A new exhibit at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George explores the power and evolution of the printed word through a number of works from different artists, including Dawson Creek's Jennifer Bowes who created a sculpture out of her old diaries. She speaks with the CBC's Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Thursday, January 17, 2019: Daybreak North

Researching the wild horses of the Chilcotin; Celebrating Betty White, the most lovable 90-something woman ever to swear on the radio; Biologists take desperate measures to try and save southern caribou populations; MLA Ellis Ross on the difficult question of Indigenous leadership; Hereditary chief Na'Moks says no pipelines will ever be approved on Wet'suwet'en territory; Prince Rupert business owners demand access to their photo developing equipment from absentee landlord; Rural cabinet position created by federal government; Artist Jennifer Bowes explores the printed word in new art exhibit that includes her destroyed diaries.

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Prince Rupert resident unsatisfied with city's response to boil water advisory

Tom Kertes of Community for Clean Water says the city seems more focused on defending itself against social media complaints than working on solutions to the advisory as it enters its fifth week.

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Reconcile This: Tensions between RCMP and Indigenous people

RCMP officials are reviewing their conduct during last week's injunction enforcement on Wet'suwet'en territory. 14 people were arrested for violating the injunction to let Coastal gaslink in to begin work. The protestors say the RCMP used excessive force, but the RCMP say the protestors were "assaultive." It's bringing to light a tumultuous relationship between Indigenous people and the RCMP, which is explored by Angela Sterritt.

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Canada-China relations hit all-time low

As tensions continue to boil between Canada and China, the Chinese government is warning its citizens against travelling to Canada. Sheng Xue is a journalist and human rights activist, and she speaks to Carolina de Ryk about what's happening.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, January 16, 2019: Daybreak North

A new Gillette ad campaign is dividing the internet; Is the kitchen of the future a dream or a nightmare?; Landlords warn that increases to property values could hurt affordable housing in the province; Snowmobiling safety after father and son die; Sick day policies; Sheng Xue on deteriorating Canada-China relations; How to keep houseplants alive; Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt tackles the tensions between RCMP and Indigenous people; Doctors prescribing exercise to patients.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, January 15, 2019: Daybreak North

The future of Brexit; Could you survive an emergency?; Cabinet shuffle; Single use plastic ban coming to Terrace; MLA John Rustad on Gidimt'en arrests; Surgical wait times have tripled since 2002; Prince Rupert resident unhappy with city's response to boil water advisory; Prince George prepares to host 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championship; Learning Indigenous languages and pronunciations.

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MLA John Rustad defends RCMP following police action at Wet'suwet'en blockade

The former B.C. minister of Aboriginal relations has raised eyebrows with a social media post about interactions between police and Indigenous people at the Gidimt'en roadblock.

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Full Episode for Monday, January 14, 2019: Daybreak North

Go Public investigates senior woman beat up while taking transport service meant to keep her safe; The story behind Sixto Rodriguez; U.S. government shutdown and Brexit vote; Wild weather in northern B.C.; How the overdose crisis is affecting B.C.'s small towns; B.C. Cattlemen's Association on who's responsible for roaming livestock; High expectations for reconciliation; The Current investigates the aftermath of gun deaths; Designer babies.

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Full Episode for Friday, January 11, 2019: Daybreak North

Federal worker pay and partial U.S. government shutdown; Could a U.S. style government shutdown happen in Canada?; Eli Glasner's movie reviews; Challenging your property assessment; Peace Country Beef Congress; Rogue cattle frustrations; Haisla Chief Councillor explains why she supports the LNG pipeline; Wet'suwet'en elected and hereditary chief on leadership conflict; Plastic food packaging; Quesnel B.C. provincial curling championships preview.

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Haisla Chief Councillor explains why she supports LNG

Haisla Chief Councillor Crystal Smith says her support of the TransCanada LNG project has earned her labels like 'hypocrite' and 'shill.' She tells Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk why she supports the pipeline.

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Northern B.C. resident wants to change the provincial Livestock Act

After cattle wandered onto her land near Telkwa, B.C. and damaged her property, Kaaren Soby thinks the province's Livestock Act needs to change. She tells Daybreak North her story.

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So you want to challenge your housing assessment?

B.C. Assessment has sent out their property assessments. If you feel the number is unfair, you have until January 31 to challenge the assessment. Peter Morris of Greenstead Consulting gives listeners tips for doing just that.

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Is it too late to get a flu shot?

It's flu season in northern B.C., and it's hit the region hard. We ask a Medical Health Officer from Northern Health if people should still be getting their flu shot and get the latest on the ongoing flu season.

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Pirouettes at any age!

Have you ever dreamed of dancing? Well, it's never too late to become a ballerina. We find out about adult ballet classes being offered in Prince George and Prince Rupert.

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Protests movements and the strategies behind them

David Tindall has studied protest movements from the War of the Woods in the 90s to recent protests around oil and gas pipelines. He tells Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk what factors create a successful protest movement.

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Full Episode for Thursday, January 10, 2019: Daybreak North

Canadian missing in Burkina Faso; B.C. Premier John Horgan on Wet'suwet'en pipeline conflict; Fake videos and political consequences; Indigenous scholar on Wet'suwet'en arrests; Should you still get a flu shot? We ask Northern Health; Husky Energy considering selling it's Prince George refinery; CBC's Tanya Fletcher on the Prime Minister's visit to Kamloops; Listener talkback; What makes a good protest movement?; Adult ballet classes in northern B.C.

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Prince Rupert residents gather around the kitchen table to solve city's water issues

Prince Rupert's boil water notice has been in place for nearly a month. Now resident Tom Kertes is inviting his neighbours into his home to brainstorm solutions to the problem.

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Elected band chief or hereditary chief?

CBC's Angela Sterritt sheds light on different types of First Nations leadership and ongoing Wet'suwet'en roadblock near Houston, B.C.

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Northern B.C. reaction to the Wet'suwet'en roadblock and RCMP arrest

Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth reacts to LNG pipeline opposition. And we hear from the daughter of one of the people arrested at the Wet'suwet'en blockade near Houston, B.C.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, January 9. 2019: Daybreak North

Donald Trump's oval office address; Exchanging online info for better prices?; Gidimt'en camp response; 2019 food trends; Prince Rupert residents gather to solve water issues; Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth on LNG pipeline protests; Daughter reacts to mother's arrest at Wet'suwet'en roadblock; Diabetes Canada on making clothing donation bins in Prince George safer; Food allergies confusion; Mining Association of BC reacts to Mount Polley mine closure.

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Fourth week of boil water notice in Prince Rupert

A daycare operator tells us about the challenges of taking care of kids while under a boil water notice. We also get an update on the situation from Prince Rupert's Communications Manager Veronika Stewart.

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B.C. asks for help to assess the impact of winter ticks on moose population

Parasitic winter ticks are taking a bite out of moose numbers in B.C. and the province wants your help.

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Update on Wet'suwet'en roadblock and Unist'ot'en camp

CBC reporter Chantelle Bellerichard gives us an update on RCMP action at the Gidimt'en roadblock near Houston, B.C. We also speak to Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen about visiting the camp, and also get reaction to the escalating tensions.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, January 8, 2019: Daybreak North

US plans in Syria; Port Edward campground shares water with Prince Rupert; Mount Polley mine suspends operations; Haida Gwaii animal activists push for new animal protection bylaws; Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett disputes government boat contract; Update on Wet'suwet'en road block and arrests; Nathan Cullen on Wet'suwet'en camp; Stopping sexual abuse and harassment in sport; Moose tick surveillance program.

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Daybreak North - Interview with Laila Riddall

Daybreak North host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Laila Riddall, the Animal Helpline, about Haida Gwaii's need for a bylaw enforcement officer.

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Solitary confinement at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre

With the B.C. Court of Appeal set to make a decision on the use of solitary confinement in B.C. Lawyer James Sayce tells us about his clients experience in solitary confinement at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre.

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Grieving Terrace mother seeks justice after son killed in hit and run

Audrey Kerr's son Cameron was killed in a fatal hit and run near Terrace in November, and she's pleading for someone to break the silence about what happened that night. Audrey shares her story with Daybreak North.

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Full Episode for Monday, January 7, 2019: Daybreak North

Screen time guidelines for kids; Phone time; Business news; Seniors housing in Fort St. John; Mother of Terrace hit and run victim; Prince George bagpipers seek community assistance; Saving B.C.'s southern resident killer whales; Prince Rupert boil water notice extends to four weeks; Physician prescribing art and social activities; Solitary confinement in Prince George and

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