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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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The last U.S. Blockbuster thrives on great customer service

The Bend, Ore., location became the last Blockbuster standing when 2 stores in Alaska closed

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Franklyn: Heartbreak in a digital world

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife's whereabouts through her phone. It's his last connection to her.

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

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

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

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

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Rehabilitating wild owls in Prince Rupert

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

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Preparing to break the world record in paper airplane flying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Measuring how much access Prince Rupertites have to seafood

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

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Fort St. John abandons plans for coat of arms

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

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

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

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

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

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Mural planned for Prince George parkade

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

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

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

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

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

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Rosswood couple welcomes three baby emus to the family

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

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'Math-terminds' finds beauty behind the numbers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 10: Daybreak North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UNBC garden closed after deer gives birth on campus

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

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Why RCMP officers are carrying carbine rifles at Canada Day celebrations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pickleball taking over tennis courts in Prince George

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

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Does the backcountry have a diversity problem?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Goodsir Nature Park a labour of love for Canadian plant life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Prince George workshops focus on the personal side of reconciliation

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

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

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

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Mysterious and spiritual: Indigenous People's day offers opportunity to explore ancient caves

Archaeologists have been excavating the Charlie Lake Cave site, now known as T'se'K'wa, for more than 30 years but that pales in comparison with the Indigenous people used the site for hunting and fishing more than 12,000 years ago.

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Valhallafest brings Norse-themed electronic music to northwestern B.C.

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Erinn McPherson who is setting up a brand new electronic music festival, complete with Norse names and a giant Lite Brite, near Terrace, B.C.

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B.C.'s biggest dinosaur fossil collection is safe-- for now

After having to shut down, the dinosaur museum in Tumbler Ridge, B.C. is able to re-open for the summer thanks to fundraising efforts. But that doesn't make any guarantees for the future of the province's largest collection of dinosaur fossils.

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Artist Laurie M. Landry uses 'deafies' to help people who cannot hear, be heard

Laurie M. Landry can't hear, but that doesn't stop her from speaking up. Carolina de Ryk speaks with her via online chat about her new exhibit "Deafies: Portraits of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals" opening at Island Mountain Arts in Wells, B.C.

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Leanne Riding on Mount Robson's Japanese-Canadian interment camp

Leanne Riding, a Japanese-Canadian researcher originally from Valemount, speaks about her work uncovering the history of internment camps in British Columbia, including one near Mount Robson that is being recognized this weekend.

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Ness Lake Bible Camp in Prince George says religious beliefs stood in way of getting funding summer jobs

Some religious groups are criticizing changes to the Canada Summer Jobs Grant application process, which requires groups to sign a document confirming their primary activities respect LGBTQ and reproductive rights. Among those who don't want to sign is Prince George's Ness Lake Bible Camp. Local camp leadership isn't speaking to media, instead directying requests to Barry Bussey of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 22, 2018: Daybreak North

Ness Lake Bible Camp says it isn't getting funding from the federal government due to religious beliefs; Rich Terfy on the Canadian connection to Phil Collins' solo career; reviewing the new 'Jurassic Park'; Tumbler Ridge's dinosaur museum reopens (for now); recognizing Mount Robson's World War II Japanese interment camp; Justin Trudeau visits northwestern B.C. with promises but not money; speaking with an artist who is deaf about being heard; B.C. AFN chief Terry Teegee on reconciliation efforts in Prince George; Mackenzie wins a new park; the future of low-budget flights in Canada; Valhallafest brings the thunder of electronic music to Terrace.

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Lynette La Fontaine and Clayton Gauthier on forging new paths in Indigenous arts

Two Prince George-based artists, in a variety of forms, speaks with Carolina de Ryk about their journey to creativity and how they hope to inspire the next generation.

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Wheels in motion to bring skateparks to Treaty 8 First Nations reserves in northeastern B.C.

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Connie Greyeyes about plans to build skateparks on reserves in northeastern B.C.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 21, 2018: Daybreak North

Intense storms flood Prince George streets; missing Oregon family found near Dease Lake; economic reconciliation; pipeline politics among the Cheam First Nation; NDP MP Nathan Cullen questions whether the United States is a "safe third country"; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Prince Rupert; College of New Caledonia removing path to highway where international student was killed; skateparks being built on Treaty 8 reserves; Tse'K'wa Heritage Society wants to preserve a piece of human history in the Peace; how to deal with getting more work for less pay; artists Lynette La Fontaine and Clayton Gauthier discuss their work and inspiration on National Indiegenous Peoples Day.

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Is the United States a safe third country under Trump? NDP MP Nathan Cullen isn't sure

NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley Nathan Cullen is questioning whether the United States can be treated as a safe third country by Canada. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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For only the third time in 50 years, a North Pacific Right Whale has been spotted in Canadian waters

North Pacific Right Whales are a rare sight in Canadian waters: so rare, in fact, only three have been seen in the last fifty years. But earlier this month, the crew of a coast guard vessell caught a glimpse of one off the coast of Haida Gwaii. Carolina de Ryk speaks with whale researcher John Ford about the importance of the sighting.

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Author Marianne Van Osch writes a history of the Cariboo's family-run sawmills

Long before major corporations dominated B.C.'s forest industry, it was buoyed by family-run operations throughout the Cariboo. Among them were the Judson's, whose story is chronicled in author Marianne Van Osch's new book 'A Mill Behind Every Stump.'

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New Port of Prince Rupert CEO isn't worried about Canada-U.S. trade relations

The Port of Prince Rupert has appointed longtime employee Shaun Stevenson their new president and CEO. He speaks to Carolina de Ryk about Canada-U.S.-Asia trade relations, shipping capacity and maintaining waterfront access for members of the public as the port expands.

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Two new parks being built in Prince George

The city of Prince George is in the midst of enacting its new parks strategy which means closing some playgrounds, upgrading others and, right now, building two new parks-- one downtown, and one along the Nechako River. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Supervisor of Parks Chris Bjorn.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 20: Daybreak North

Record heat across the province, including Fort Nelson; Mackenzie coming up with new fire protection plan; pools and germs; why European milk tastes better; author Marianne Van Osch on her new books 'A Mill Behind Every Stump' chronicling pioneers of the sawmill industry in the Cariboo; new parks being built in Prince George; Shaun Stevenson named new CEO of Port of Prince Rupert; car advertisers target Saudi women; rare North Pacific Right Whale spotted near Haida Gwaii.

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Why Gillian Wigmore made Fort St. James a character in her debut novel

In the novel "Glory," a man-eating lake tests the character of newcomers to Fort St. James, B.C. It's a work of fiction, but it's rooted in author Gillian Wigmore's real-life impressions of the community, and ian extension of her desire to make the places of northern B.C. characters in her writing. She speaks with CBC's Sarah Penton.

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The pros and cons of voting for the Lheidli T'enneh treaty

Members of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation are voting on whether to accept or reject a treaty with the governments of Canada and B.C. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Rick Krehbiel, one of the lead negotiators for the Lheidli T'enneh, about why he thinks it's a good deal, and former Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief and current consultant David Luggi about why he believes it falls short.

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Accidental author Liping Yip traces history of the Keen family from China to the Cariboo Gold Rush in Quesnel

Liping Yip didn't set out to write a book when she started researching her in-law's family tree. But after years of work--she released her book "From Wah Lee to Chew Keen," tracing the family's journey from China to Quesnel during the Cariboo Gold Rush. She speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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'We're not immigrants': U.S.-born Tsimshian woman fighting to stay in her First Nation's traditional territory in Canada

Dr. Mique'l Dangeli wants to stay in her nation's traditional territory in northern B.C. The problem is she was born in Tsimshian on the Alaskan side. She speaks to the CBC's Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 14, 2018: Daybreak North

The sport of axe-throwing; The race for city council kicks off in Prince George; the World Cup begins; downtown Prince George church reaches out to neighbours; U.S.-born Tsimshian woman fighting to stay in her First Nation's traditional territory in Canada; Smithers man wakes up to find bear in his living room; the case for and against voting in favour of the Lheidli T'enneh treaty; remembering Stephen Reid; how Liping Yip's interest in her in-law's history in Quesnel turned her into an accidental award-winning author.

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Understanding what's inside the $37M Lheidli T'enneh treaty vote

Over the next week, members of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation will be voting on a treaty deal with the governments of B.C. and Canada. It's a second chance for the deal, which was first rejected in 2007. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata explains the history of the deal, and what's at stake for the future.

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Haida Gwaii's great frog boom

The number of frogs on Haida Gwaii seems to be increasing rapidly. National Geographic research grant recipient Roseanna Gamlen-Greene wants to find out why.

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

Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt on the disproportionate number of Indigenous children in care; Dawson Creek council unanimously supports Rotary Club's call to re-open Rotary Lake after drowning; Khalil Akhtar on changing beer bottles; understnading Rural-Urban proportional representation; celebrating Filipino Independence Day in Prince George; softwood lumber dispute in the time of Trump; North Coast First Nations demanding complete closure of Skeena salmon fishery this summer; Lheidli T'enneh band member Tamara Seymour on preparing for this weekend's treaty vote; North Coast artist Roy Henry Vickers designing bentwood box for Grateful Dead package release; Haida Gwaii's frog boom; what's at stake in this weekend's Lheidli T'enneh First Nation treaty ratification vote.

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The Grateful Dead tap North Coast artist for new box set

The Grateful Dead are releasing a box set of performances from their time touring the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s, and they've tapped North Coast artist Roy Henry Vickers to package it the style of traditional bentwood boxes. Vickers speaks with the CBC's George Baker.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 12, 2018: Daybreak North

U.S.-North Korea talks wrap; Hazelton stroke survivor says he was swarmed and beaten by teens, suffers 'significant' injuries; overnight fire at Spicy Greens; Canada vs. the United States; explaining mixed member proportional representation; Fort Nelson school district steps up security after shooting threats; Starbucks and inclusivity in Prince Rupert; 'How Trans Kids (And Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution'; talkback on highway safety in Prince George; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on removing tonsils.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 11, 2018: Daybreak North

Surgically implanted hearing devices not covered by all provincial health plans; Trump advisor calls Trudeau a "backstabber"; new cell phone company trying to come to Prince George; Dawson Creek residents upset by regular flooding; Trump vs Trudeau effect on business world; explaining dual-member proportional representation; Prince Rupert mayor Lee Brain on making a sustainable city by 2030; Stanley Cup explainer ahead of Prince George visit; coroner's report into Rotary Lake death released; long-time hitchhiker happy to have affordable bus on Highway of Tears; lightning safety; Burns Lake couple creates book to teach kids about pet care; MLA Mike Morris says he's working to improve Prince George highway safety after death of international student in city.

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'Happy Dog, Happy Cat' teaches children about the importance of proper pet care

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Burns Lake author Alistair Schroff about his efforts to teach kids how to look after animals.

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MLA Mike Morris wants to improve highway safety in Prince George after death of international student

After the death of an international student from India while walking on Highway 97 between the College of New Caledonia and her apartment, there are calls from improved highway safety in Prince George. MLA Mike Morris has heard the demands, and says he is working on responding.

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The Last Ride: 'He said that he was gonna shoot me'

Audrey McKinnon rides the new bus between Burns Lake and Prince George with Dinah Alec, who used to hitchhike the route known as 'The Highway of Tears'-- despite the danger.

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The Last Ride: Getting from Prince Rupert to Prince George without Greyhound

CBC's Audrey McKinnon spent the past week traveling over 800 kilometers from Prince Rupert to Prince George with no car and no Greyhound bus. The passenger service left the region at the end of May, and she met some of the people finding new ways to get around-- or not.

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Remembering Peter Witherly, Prince Rupert's man of music

Peter Witherly spents years as Prince Rupert's community band leader, choir director and all around man of music. This spring, he passed away from pancreatic cancer, and this weekend his life is being celebrated through song. Carolina de Ryk shares his story.

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Jillian Leblanc wants more young women to get into politics for the good of their communities

Former Prince Rupertite is back home with the Leblanc Scholarship Women's Leadership Training program in an effort to teach young women about the world of politics and leadership for the betterment of their communities. She speaks to Carolina de Ryk.

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Mackenzie is the only northern B.C. community left in the competition for a new playground

People in Mackenzie, B.C. have high hopes for a new playground through the BCAA Play Here competition, and they're hoping neighbouring communities will help them get the votes.

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Calls for action after international student hit and killed on highway near college campus in Prince George, B.C.

People are mourning the death of an international student at the College of New Caledonia. Sandeep Kaur was struck by a vehicle on Highway 9, just meters from the college's Prince George campus Wednesday. The death is resonating both with the college campus, and with the city's large community of people with links to India. And it has sparked a conversation about pedestrian safety in the city, and the support offered to international students who arrive in here. Carolina de Ryk speaks to CNC Studnets' Union organizer Harman Dandiwal and business owner and community organizer TJ Grewal about their effort to support Kaur's family in India, and improve safety for other new arrivals.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 8, 2018: Daybreak North

Stanley Cup coming to Prince George, charges approved against Prince George RCMP officers, Doug Ford new premier of Ontario, Vanderhoof has Canada's number one mathletics team, Rich Terfry on the tragic story by 'Down Under' by Men at Work, Ocean's 8 review, Mackenzie competing for new $100,000 playground, calls for action after death of international student at College of New Caledonia in Prince George, Prince George overdose deaths move into top five for the province, Jillian LeBlanc on training youg women to get into politics, mourning longtime community band leader, choir director and musical advocate Peter Witherly of Prince Rupert, Anthony Bourdain dead at 61, Audrey McKinnon arrives back in Prince George after traveling Highway 16 without Greyhound, changes to Prince George's Relay for Life.

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Test your bear-safety skills through virtual reality experience

Nicole Oud visits the launch of a new product from Prince George's VR Safety Training Solutions that uses virtual reality to improve real-life outdoor safety.

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The Last Ride: Traveling via Via

Audrey McKinnon finds out whether Via Rail is a viable replacement for Greyhound buses along Highway 16. Many regular users tell her: no.

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Dawson Creek, B.C. signs 5 year hosting deal with Hockey Canada

Mayor Dale Bumstead tells Carolina de Ryk that a unique hosting agreement with Hockey Canada will support the local economy but, more importantly, the development of local players in northeastern B.C.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 7, 2018: Daybreak North

Woman arrested for impaired driving after student is struck, killed on Prince George highway; Mexico responds to U.S. trade tariffs; gas shortage in northern B.C.; Helicopter pilot Jamie Tait captures photos of huge chunks of ice in Atlin Lake; Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson on increasing needle pickups in the city; aftermath of volcana eruptions in Guatemala; Dawson Creek signs 5 year hosting with Hockey Canada; Dylan Mazur of the B.C. Civil Liberties Assocaition on police bias training; bed and breakfast operator on Haida Gwaii upset by proposed new rules around Airbnb in the Village of Queen Charlotte; businesses in Terrace worried about economic impact of losing Greyhound service; Prince George company creates virtual reality experience around bear attacks; Rubina Ahmed-Haq on office snitches; award-winning author Erin Moure writes the lief-story of her aunt titled 'Pioneer of the Peace'.

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Award-winning author Erin Moure chronicles the life of her 94-year-old aunt's life in B.C.'s Peace region

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Governor General-award winning author Eirn Moure about her relationship with her 94-year-old aunt, Anne Callison, who is the subject of a new book titled, 'A Century in the North Peace.'

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Meet Prince Rupert's feral cat colony crusader

Carolina de Ryk meets Linda Scott, the SPCA volunteer in Prince Rupert who's received provincial accolades for her efforts to care for the city's over 2,000 feral felines.

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Housing shortage on Haida Gwaii

Even though the population on Haida Gwaii is shriking, it's getting harder to find a place to live. That's in part because of its growing popularity as a tourist destination and the arrival of websites like Airbnb. Carolina de Ryk speaks with Kim Clagget, president of the Queen Charlotte Heritage Housing Society. This story originally broadcast May 8, 2018.

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The Last Ride: Helping vulnerable people leave Prince Rupert with no Greyhound a challenge

CBC's Audrey McKinnon continues her exploration of how the loss of Greyhound along Highway 16 is affecting people as she meets vulnerable people who will now rely on the Ending Violence Against Women bus to get them from Prince Rupert to Terrace.

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Lessons for Prince George, B.C. from 'Europe's greenest city'

Anna Tenje is the mayor of Växjö, Sweden, which calls itself "Europe's greenest city." She's in Prince George for the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition and says there are many similarities between the two cities, including their populations and climates. The main difference: Växjö doesn't use fossil fuels. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 6, 2018: Daybreak North

Suspicious incidents of men approaching children in Prince George, Haida Gwaii officials look to limit the use of Airbnb amidst housing shortage, unusually cold weather in the central interior, G7 leaders discuss plastic in oceans and landfills, new $1 million pavillion constructed in Prince George's Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park, food columnist Khalil Akhtar on how tariffs could affect what you eat, viability of illegal weed after legalization, the mayor of Europe's 'greenest city' visits Prince George to talk about the elimination of biofuels in smaller, northern communities, listeners thoughts on the best Chinese food in northern B.C., questions about looking after the homeless after 74-year-old man found dead inside Tim Hortons, meet Prince Rupert's feral cat colony crusader, ad guy Bruce Champers on companies that seem to want you to buy less, CBC's Audrey McKinnon travels from Prince Rupert to Terrace using service to help vulnerable people now that Greyhound is gone.

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UNBC researcher leading task force in making history and archives more inclusive of Indigenous communities

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Erica Hernandez-Read of UNBC, who is leading a national task force into how Canada's archiving community can reflect the calls to action from Canada's Truth and Reconciliation commission.

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The Last Ride: Is better cell service needed on Highway 16 to keep people safe without Greyhound?

The North Coast Transition Society in Prince Rupert has relied on Greyhound for years. But with the passenger service gone from the region, there are worries about at-risk people traveling to and from the city. CBC reporter Audrey McKinnon speaks with Grainne Barthe.

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Forest fires pose challenge to making northern B.C. air healthier to breathe

Sarah Henderson of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the challenges for improving pockets of bad air quality in northern B.C., including wood stoves and forest fires.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 5, 2018: Daybreak North

Strokes are more deadly for women than men, G7 meetings in Quebec, B.C. Centre for Disease Control environmental health scientist Sarah Henderson on improving air quality in northern B.C., UNBC researcher Erica Hernandez-Read leading national task force responding to Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, author Sarah Cox in Fort St. John reading from her book about Site C, major figure skating event coming to Prince George and Dawson Creek, impact of legal marijuana on the economy, regalia stolen in Prince George, falling poop in Kelowna, Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on menopause, North Coast Transition Society calling for better cell coverage on Highway 16 now that Greyhound is gone.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 4, 2018: Daybreak North

Court clerk fighting to have her PTSD from covering gruesuome trial evidence recognized, Phyllis Fleury asking for information about her son Colten Fleury, missing from Prince George, conservation officers in the Skeena asking hikers near Butze Rapids to watch out for wolves, teacher shortage forcing Quesnel to use non-certified instructors in the classroom, B.C. Bus North launches to replace Greyhound, journalist Bethany Lindsay on her book "British Columbia Burning", T. Buck Suzuki Foundation wants province to explore legal action against CN Rail over spraying pesticides near Skeena River, Prince George air quality forum begins, conservation officers investigating dead grizzly bear with its paw cut off found north of Prince George, Canadian Mental Health Assocation launches 'matchmaking' service to help homeless find roomates, CBC's Audrey McKinnon tells us stories of some of the passengers on the last Greyhound bus from Prince George to Prince Rupert.

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The Last Ride: Stories from Greyhound's final run between Prince George and Prince Rupert

The CBC's Audrey McKinnon was on the final Greyhound bus taking people from Prince George to Prince Rupert. Along the way she met Cody Clarke, a 29-year-old worried about how the loss of service will affect his ability to see medical specialists, 21-year-old Samantha Unger who used the bus to travel with her family band, Myrtle Patrick who was on the way to a family member's funeral, and Arlene Christensen, a driver on her last day on the job before being laid off.

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'I'm gonna miss these guys': inside the last Greyhound bus between Prince George and Prince Rupert

With the last Greyhound buses to other northern communities departing from Prince George, the CBC's Audrey McKinnon hops on board to meet one long-time passenger saying goodbye to the friends she's made on regular trips between Dawson Creek and Fort St. James.

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