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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How one of Prince George's largest buildings managed to cut its reliance on natural gas

The HSBC building in downtown Prince George is using innovative technology to reduce its reliance on natural gas for warmth. The CBC's Audrey McKinnon takes a tour.

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'Tis the season of Christmas bird counts in northern B.C.

Bird enthusiasts across northern B.C. join volunteers from around the world for this annual holiday tradition. We speak to a director from the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary in Masset about bird counts on Haida Gwaii.

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The one Christmas treat to rule them all

After four competitive rounds and hundreds of online votes, we reveal the results of our Tournament of Treats contest. But is shortbread or the butter tart the champion? We have the answer.

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Making people laugh can be hard, but He Fangzhou does it in his second language

He Fangzhou might be the only English-speaking Chinese comedian in Canada. He discusses the differences between Chinese and Canadian comedy and what it's like to perform in English, his second language.

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A decade on, Birgit Stutz reflects on famous McBride horse rescue

Ten years ago a pair of horses were discovered, starving and stranded, on the side of Mount Renshaw in the Robson Valley. Birgit Stutz tells us the story of how the local community banded together to save them.

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Full Episode for Thursday, December 20, 2018: Daybreak North

Top sports stories of 2018; Fruitcake opinions; Self-deprecating advertisements; Christmas bird counts on Haida Gwaii; Top 2018 weather story: B.C. wildfires; Eco-friendly tips for the holidays; McBride horse rescue, ten years later; Comedy in a second language; The ultimate holiday treat tournament winner is crowned.

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Shortbread vs. Butter Tarts: Delicious debate over ultimate holiday treat

We're down to the final two treats in Daybreak North's sweet sixteen tournament. It's butter tarts versus shortbread. One of these goodies will be crowned the ultimate holiday treat. But first, two passionate listeners try to sway your vote in a delicious debate.

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First Nations LNG Alliance hope for economic and environmental natural gas benefits

The First Nations LNG Alliance met in Prince Rupert as dredging in the Douglas Channel got underway in the harbour of Kitimat. It's the first stages of LNG Canada's $40 billion natural gas processing plant. Clifford White of the First Nations LNG Alliance discusses how the project might affect Indigenous communities.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, December 19, 2018: Daybreak North

Long airplane boarding times; Debate over chocolate milk; Tracking climate change with backyard ice rinks; First Nations LNG Alliance meet in Prince Rupert; Shortbread vs. Butter Tarts: Delicious holiday treat debate; Holiday materialism concerns; Terrace Search and Rescue on rescued skier; Classic Daybreak North interview on beaver attack.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Daybreak North

City of Prince Rupert on boil water notice; Canadians ready to quit their jobs; M.A.D.D. on new impaired driving laws; Daybreak North memories with Mark Harvey; Quesnel fundraising to replace stolen mobility scooter; Christmas lights recycling; Lawyer examines civil liberty concerns around new impaired driving laws; Christmas shopping strategies; Prince Rupert businesses on boil water notice; McBride RCMP on car chase; Christmas tree farmers; 87-year-old skier shares life-long ski collection.

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Do new impaired driving rules save lives, or violate our rights?

New impaired driving laws come into effect giving police more power to demand sobriety tests from drivers. Mothers Against Drunk Driving's CEO discusses the changes, while a criminal defence lawyer says the new rules violates people's civil liberties.

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Ontario researcher says it's time for the rest of Canada to discover northeastern B.C.'s Alaska Highway

Even though she's based out of Ontario, Julie Harris has become a huge fan of the history and heritage of northeastern B.C.'s Alaska Highway. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk about her new book, 'Signposts and Promises.'

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Full Episode for Monday, December 17, 2018: Daybreak North

Favourite Christmas songs; The story behind Queen's 'We Will Rock You,'; Future of North American stock markets; New book about the history of northeastern B.C.'s Alaska Highway; BC Hydro on what to do about downed power lines; B.C. Council of Forest Industries exec returns from trip to China; Prince George office building reduces reliance on natural gas by capturing heat already generated by people, elevators and server rooms; Wild Salmon Advisory Council holding public meetings; Three year anniversary of Syrian refugees arriving in Prince George; A visit to Calgary's Christmas bar.

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Kate Goertzen won't let multiple sclerosis stop her from dogsledding the far north

Even though she grew up in Prince George, Kate Goertzen has always wanted to go even further north: a trip to Fort Nelson made her fall in love with dogsledding, even though she's never stepped on a sleigh. Now she's pursuing dreams of getting to Scandanavia, despite a diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

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Ryan Reynolds and Hans Zimmer sign on for documentary about B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest

Some big Hollywood names have signed on to be part of a new documentary about the Great Bear Rainforest, on B.C.'s Central Coast. But as director Ian McAllister tells Carolina de Ryk, getting Ryan Reynolds and Hans Zimmer to take part wasn't hard once he showed them the footage: "We only had to ask once," he says.

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Full Episode for Friday, December 14, 2018: Daybreak North

Final four in holiday treat tournament; Climate talks wrap; Eli Glasner reviews the new animated Spider-Man movie; Former Prince George resident dreams of dogsledding across Scandinavia despite multiple sclerosis diagnosis; Prince George Rupert Salvation Army suspends regular food bank services; Climate anxiety; Environment Canada forecast for a green Christmas; How important is corporate culture?; Ryan Reynolds and Hans Zimmer sign on for new film about Great Bear Rainforest; Hot toys for the holidays.

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How being surrounded by wildfires inspired a Christmas album from Rachelle Van Zanten

The day parts of Rachelle Van Zanten's community was placed under evacuation orders due to the threat from nearby wildfires, she was leaving her home near Burns Lake to record a Christmas album. Seeing the generosity of friends and strangers informed her writing and, she says, you can hear the fires in her voice due to a cough developed after breathing in smoke. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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

Lack of trust at Ski Cross World Cup; Is eggnog good?; How long does it take to read terms and conditions; Hereditary chiefs close recreational fishing on the Skeena; Huawei fallout for northern B.C.; Fundraising for histroic Witset church; Tips for having a happy Christmas with your dog; Smithers council overturns bylaw preventing CT scanner from being installed at hospital without upgrades to surrounding community infrastructure; Rachelle Van Zanten on recording a Christmas album against the backdrop of wildfires.

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Anti-hate network calls on Dawson Creek leadership to denounce extremist groups

The Canadian Anti-Hate Network says officials in Dawson Creek need to stop standing by while a group linked to extremist networks operates openly in the community, even if local members aren't breaking laws. "If the KKK came to your neighbourhood and said, 'We're going to start up a soup kitchen and we promise not to burn any crosses,' you still wouldn't want them," says Evan Balgord.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Daybreak North

Canada could face retaliation over arrest of Hwawei executive; Whiskey speculation; Canadian anti-hate network says officials in Dawson Creek need to denounce extremist groups; Frustration for Nak'azdli Whut'en as election issues stretch into fourth month; Planning for the holidays when a family member has dementia; Listeners share stories of sticking their tongues to frozen metal; Nicola Valley Institute of Technology hopes to expand to Kitimat; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on reports of a 'brain-eating amoeba.'

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Magic: The Gathering players cast attention to bylaw targeting thieves in Prince George, B.C.

Players of the card game 'Magic: The Gathering' say a rule requiring second-hand shops to hold items for 30 days in order to give RCMP a chance to recover stolen property is hindering their buy-and-sale community. 'They're like stocks,' says Reidar Paulson, a player and community manager aiming at getting an exemption to the rules.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, December 11, 2018: Daybreak North

Holiday treat tournament; The history of a residential boarding school for young British Children in B.C.; The have and have-not provinces; B.C. Snowmobile Federation on caribou protections; Quesnel family cut-off from land due to dispute with government; Kitimaat rappers Snotty Nose Rez Kids look back at successful 2018; Tongues on cold metal; Magic: The Gathering players cast attention to Prince George bylaw targeting thieves; FortisBC on rate hikes; Still Standing comes to Wells, B.C.

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Full Episode for Monday, December 10, 2018: Daybreak North

Winter wildlife rescues; The history of Billie Holiday's 'Strange Fruit,'; Canada stuck in the middle of China-U.S. trade tensions after arrest of Huwei executive; Fort St. John-based business on fracking moratorium after earthquake (note: Ramona Macdonald is an outgoing member of the chamber of commerce but does not speak on their behalf); Indigenous people in Alaska filing international complaint claiming B.C. mines violate their human rights; Know your rights when it comes to lost or delayed luggage on flights; Helping immigrant women succeed in the marketplace; Prince George author of 'X-Tails' series on being rejected on Dragon's Den; Why Christmas may be the perfect time to adopt a new animal, contrary to popular belief.

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What you are owed when airlines lose or delay your luggage may be more than you think

CBC's Go Public investigates how well Canadian airlines explain customer's rights when luggage is lost or delayed.

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Why Christmas might actually be the best time to adopt a pet

Many animal rescues refuse to adopt out during the holiday season. But that trend may be changing. The CBC's Moira Donovan explains.

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Indigenous groups in Alaska file international complaint about B.C. mines

Jennifer Hanlon of the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission and Martin Wagner of the international program at Earthjustice explain their case against B.C. mining companies, and what they want Canadian and provincial governments to do differently.

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Prince George entrepreneurs remain optimistic after Dragon's Den investors say, 'I'm out'

Corrie and Larry Fielding believe in their creation: a children's book series titled "X-Tails." Unfortunately, the investors of the Dragon's Den do not, and told them so on national television. But that hasn't stopped the Prince George couple from moving forward. They speak with Carolina de Ryk.

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Saving B.C.'s caribou won't come without sacrifice, says conservation expert

The B.C. government is working on a protection plan for caribou herds in the north of the province, turning the conversation to the decision-making process itself behind these kind of protective measures.

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Terrace man's idea to ban single-use plastics to become private member's bill

Ben Korving has won Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP's Nathan Cullen 'Create Your Canada' contest which encourages constituents to submit ideas for a private member's bill.

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From 'Monkey Beach' to '9 to 5': young Prince Rupert actor explores the darker side of human nature

Corbin Basso may only be in grade 11, but he's had a busy year acting, wrapping a starring role in the film adaptation of 'Monkey Beach' and now taking on the role of a lecherous boss in a stage adaptation of '9 to 5.' He speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Increased need for social services in Prince George, Salvation Army says

Captain Neil Wilkinson of the Prince George Salvation Army says the number of people accessing food banks and other services continues to climb, and providers are under increased pressure.

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Full Episode for Thursday, December 6: Daybreak North

Inter-provincial trade barriers; Pain B.C. oppose high-strength opioid ban; Self-absorbed parents, burping stockings and other 'dark' Christmas ads invade the UK; Snowmobilers on caribou closures; Increased need for food banks in Prince George; The Fish Project combines fishing with art; High school actor Corbin Basso on starring in 'Monkey Beach' and a new musical of 9-5; Endako artist showcases 'Real Northern Living,; Call for more midwives in Prince Rupert.

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Prince Rupert has no midwives - but one advocacy group is pushing to change that

Northern B.C has the lowest number of babies delivered with the help of a midwife compared to other regions in the province and one advocate is trying to change that.

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Mild fall means bears aren't settling in to sleep just yet

Dave Bakker of the Northern Bear Awareness Society discusses how a mild autumn combined with careless garbage disposal are leading to an unusually high number of bear sightings in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Daybreak North

Need a hockey goalie? There's an app for that; Rethinking how Canada handles centuries-old land disputes with First Nations; How mandarin oranges became a Christmas treat; Doig River First Nations settles land dispute with Albertan government; How rising grocery store bills will affect people in Prince George; Mild fall and uncovered garbage means bears are up later; Canucks fan in Seattle not sure about supporting new NHL team; 'Baby It's Cold Outside,' yanked from several Christmas playlists; Call for Chinook hatchery on Nechako River; Why adults are swallowing Lego pieces; South Asians not as lonely as other cultural groups in Vancouver.

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'I run because I know things don't last forever': B.C. woman places 2nd in ultramarathon after fiance dies

Samantha Kasdorf took the mantra of "just putting one foot in front of the other" to cope with the death of a loved one further than most.

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What Alberta cutting oil production and buying trains to ship it means for the economy

Kevin Birn of IHIS Markit discusses the latest moves by the Albertan government to inject life into the oil-based economy.

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'It's so huge': Looking inside the newly-discovered (possibly) biggest cave in Canada

When one of the biggest caves in Canada was discovered in Wells Gray Provincial Park, Catherine Hickson was one of the first people on the scene. The geologist speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the find.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, December 4, 2018: Daybreak North

Telling Canadians and Americans apart on Twitter; Is it time to ban the prescription of high-strength opioids?; Inside the report on Justin Trudeau's controversial trip to India; Shipping oil by rail and curtailing production; Pelican rescue near Williams Lake; Chinook salmon numbers dangerously low; Who sends letters?; Social isolation in Vancouver; Discovering Canada's largest cave.

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Full Episode for Monday, Dec. 3, 2018: Daybreak North

GoPublic investigates discrimination alleged against same-sex couple; How deodorant helped sell Nirvana to 90s youth; U.S.-China trade war on hold; How to make decisions when protecting endangered species; Understanding earthquakes in northeastern B.C.; Are TransMountain talks engaging in 'meaningful consultation' with First Nations?; Why this year's potato harvest was so poor; Family-run bus service hopes to serve people in Prince George and Quesnel in lieu of Greyhound; Why are people in big cities more lonely than in small towns?

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Understanding the link between earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing in northeastern B.C.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 shook Fort St. John and Dawson Creek last week, and researchers say early investigation indicates it was linked to hydraulic fracturing in the area. Honn Kao is a seismologist with Natural Resources Canada, and he explains how scientists determine the cause and magnitude of an earthquake.

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Why Telkwa has the worst flag in British Columbia

In his spare time, the CBC's Justin McElroy ranks things. Most recently, he decided to rate every municipal flag in British Columbia. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Friday, Nov. 30, 2018: Daybreak North

Earthquake in Fort St. John; History of the teddy bear toss; Eli Glasner recommends staying home; Peace Energy Co-op; Having a plant-based diet in Prince George; Santa for kids with autism; Cariboo Rocks the North lineup announced; The next generation and climate change; Office Christmas parties; Prince Rupert ultramarathoner in California; Justin McElroy ranks every municipal flag in British Columbia.

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The WHL's Teddy Bear Toss turns 25

The CBC's Josh Pagé dives into the history of the teddy bear toss, from its roots in the WHL in Kamloops to its spread around the world to a new twist from the Prince Geoge Cougars.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018: Daybreak North

Northern Manitoba radio star; Digital allowances; Collective bargaining in the CFL; How personal stories trump politics when it comes to homelessness; MLA Mike Bernier on caribou protection plan in northeastern B.C.; Why are banks in northern B.C. closing and what does it mean for communities?; Climate change adaptation; Culturally appropriate math lessons; Terrace man could lead single-use plastics ban; Rick Thompson fulfills childhood dream of becoming an author in his retirement.

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Why are banks shutting their rural branches, and what does it mean for the communities they leave behind?

Fraser Lake is losing its only bank. Mayor Sarah Storey explains the impact on her community, while Peter Tingling of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University explains why the economics of banks no longer support as many brick-and-mortar locations.

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Death of international student on Prince George highway prompts road safety changes

The death of an international student, who was struck by a vehicle along Highway 97 in Prince George this summer, has prompted changes to road safety in the hopes of preventing similar deaths.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018: Daybreak North

Dawson Creek could be the next B.C. city with legal marijuana shop; Should we do more to preserve our city's trees?; How automation threatens jobs; How communities can fight climate change; CNC launches campaign to teach international students about road safety after death; DIY burials for loved ones; Why taking antibiotics when you feel sick could be the wrong move. (Note: technical problems meant Daybreak did not air for its first half-hour)

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018: Daybreak North

Break stuff to relieve stress in Kamloops' 'Wreck Room'; Political impacts of GM shut-down in Oshawa; Peace River Regional District wants input into caribou protection plan; Otters targeting recovering sturgeon in Nehcako River; Destination wedding disaster; Parents of son who overdosed subject of documentary screening in Prince George; Return to Telegraph Creek after devastating wildfire.

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Caribou protection plan leads to fears over future of economy in Peace River region

Dan Rose of the Peace River Regional District tells Carolina de Ryk why he and other residents of northeastern B.C. are worried about the province's expected caribou protection plan.

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Viewing the aftermath of the worst wildfire ever experienced by a First Nation in Canada

CBC's Phillipe Morin travels to Telegraph Creek, B.C. to view the aftermath of the devastating Alkali Lake fire and speak with residents about how they will recover.

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Can scientists teach recovering sturgeon populations to avoid river otters?

While the world is waiting to find out if a koi-eating otter in Vancouver can avoid capture, researchers on the Nechako River have their own otter problem: the furry mammals have taken a liking to juvenile white sturgeon being released as part of a recovery program. But it's hoped some otter-aversion techniques may help the situation. Wayne Saleski of the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Program speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Monday, Nov. 26, 2018: Daybreak North

Investigating financial fraud; The story behind 'All the Young Dudes,; Look ahead to G20 summit; Rise in rural crime; Operation Red Nose looking for Prince George volunteers; Fighting climate change on a personal level; Environmental impact of online shopping; Indigenous housing funding for northern B.C.

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Full Episode for Friday, Nov. 23, 2018: Daybreak North

Celebrating 30 years of Daybreak with memories from the first Prince George reporter Kevin Brown, plus past hosts including Russ Knutson and Mark Harvey; Grey Cup fever hits Edmonton; Eli Glasner reviews 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'; Uncertain future for Prince George area ski hills; Plaid Friday hits downtown Prince George.

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'Weather interspersed with elevator music': Russ Knutson on the launch of Daybreak North

To mark the shows 30th anniversary, one of Daybreak North's original hosts reflects on the challenges of the first episode, and the vision of bringing local programming to listeners in B.C.'s interior.

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Daybreak North: 30th Anniversary Episode

On Nov. 24, 1988, Daybreak North went live for the first time, marking a new era for CBC Radio with journalists and broadcasters living and working in the B.C. interior. In this special, Prince Ruperthost Carolina de Ryk looks back on the first 30 years with CBC Prince George's first reporter, Kevin Brown, archival tape and memories from past and current team members including Russ Knutson, Mark Harvey, Laura Chapin, Robert Doane, Betsy Trumpener, Chris Walker and Angela Sterritt, and birthday greetings from listeners around the province and around the world.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Nov. 23, 2018: Daybreak North

Toxic masculinity; Scott Regehr from CBC Sports on Canada's quest to qualify a men's team at next year's Rugby World Cup; Tanking oil prices and a hostile western neighbour has Alberta looking at a new economy ... plastic; Integrity BC says the public has a right to know the nature of the criminal investigations into two top employees of the BC legislature because of the importance of their roles in our democracy; Police have identified and questioned seven people in connection with a fatal hit and run this week near Terrace; The federal government is putting more money into avalanche forecasting; An educator in Prince George is teaching digital language through the Indigenous practice of loom beading; When getting fired might just be the best thing that ever happened to you; Theatre NorthWest's new production, Million Dollar Quartet.

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Goodbye, George: Longtime Daybreak North journalist reflects on nearly a decade of storytelling from the North Coast

After many years of reporting from B.C.'s North Coast, first with the Prince Rupert Daily News and then with CBC Daybreak North, George Baker is setting sail for a new adventure with CBC in Vancouver. He joins Carolina de Ryk in studio to reflect on the stories and community he's called home for the past decade.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018: Daybreak North

Prisoners in this country deemed ready for release are often sent back to society with no ID and nowhere to live; How much could the Canada Post labour dispute put a crimp in holiday shopping?; Why are meal kit companies having a hard time turning a profit?; Why Prince Rupert won't raise flags for community groups; Legacy with a left hook: Remembering Betty Clark of Prince George's inner-city Shaolin boxing club; Haida Nation and federal government reach new 10-year-plan to co-manage Gwaii Haanas; How putting Wayne Gretzky's face on your toast can help raise money for charity; CBC's George Baker looks back on nearly a decade of storytelling from Prince Rupert as he prepares to leave for a new position with CBC in Vancouver.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018: Daybreak North

Replay: The Volunteer Undertaker; Ottawa's economic update; The future of wolf culls to protect caribou; First Prince Rupert Trans Day of Remembrance marked; Does Prince George need Uber and Lyft?; Family doctor shortage; Canadian Mosaic Project; Green Party on ride-hailing; Showcasing northern B.C.'s mountain bike trails.

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Full Episode for Monday, Nov. 19, 2018: Daybreak North

A retiree is fighting back after finding himself on the hook for a flight he didn't book or take on Air Canada; Ottawa's fall fiscal update; Scotiabank Giller Prize being announced; Forum being held on the future of downtown Prince George; CBC podcasts investigating the bombing of Canadian Pacific Flight 21; Why Alberta is smoking B.C. when it comes to setting up legal pot shops; The personal plight of Pannait the Purple Pixie; Return to Telegraph Creek after devastating wildfire; Food security in northern B.C.

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The personal impact of having your small business broken into

Happy Hobbit Curios in Dawson Creek, B.C., has been vandalized and robbed twice this year. Owner Claudette Huber describes the personal impact of having it happen, and discusses what she wants to do to improve safety for business and people in the city.

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Shimizu family returns to Prince Rupert to honour pioneering Japanese-Canadian

90-year-old Henry Shimizu hasn't seen Prince Rupert since his family was sent to an internment camp during World War II, but his father never forgot the North Coast city. He donated many cherry trees later in life, but earlier this year some of them were destroyed. Now a new plaque honouring his legacy has been unveiled, and Henry and his son Gregory returned for the ceremony.

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Full Episode for Friday, Nov. 16, 2018: Daybreak North

If you order your food off a delivery app do you know what happens if your courier gets injured on their way to you?; Fort St. John's quest for rodeo grounds; With your winter clothes coming out of the closet, we've luckily put fire season behind us for another year; Review of 'Fantastic Beasts,'; A 200 per cent spike in break and enters has spurred small business owners to fight back; The destruction of Prince Rupert's cherry blossom tree story may have a happy ending; Riel day in Prince Rupert.

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West Fraser Road outage south of Quesnel cuts off residents in surrounding communities

Parts of the West Fraser Road south of Quesnel have been collapsed and eroded since the spring with no repairs scheduled until 2020. The outage has cut many in surrounding communities off from Quesnel, forcing people to look for new jobs and amenities in Williams Lake.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018: Daybreak North

The US Food and Drug administration is talking about limiting the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes; Feminist t-shirts; Prince Rupert's cherry tree fiasco; Brexit tensions; Shrinking glaciers are growing droughts; Neighbourhood cut off of Quesnel due to road closure; How soon is too soon to decorate the office; Why millenials may be suffering more from perfectionism than previous generations; What do we really mean when we acknowledge the traditional territory that we live, work and play on?

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018: Daybreak North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wilderness Committee calls for full ban of bear bait sales in British Columbia

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

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

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

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General store that acted as haven during B.C. wildfires burns down

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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From 'Amazing Grace' to 'Piano Man': all-weather, outdoor piano in Fort St. John brings all types to its keys

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

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'I am a castoff child of the city': Prince George poet a finalist in CBC Poetry Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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Dr. Brian Goldman on the health impacts of changing clocks

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

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Fort St. John grapples with growing opioid crisis

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

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UNBC Prof. Oscar Venter on decline of global wilderness

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

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

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

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

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

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Full Episode for Thursday, November 1, 2018: Daybreak North

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

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No Chocolat: Prince George cafe Ohh Chocolat shuttered due to construction

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

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

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

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Cariboo region left without service as Greyhound buses pull out for final time

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

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

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

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In memory of Drew Schemenauer

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

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Safe road running in the dark of winter

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

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Dawson Creek businesses battling rapid rise in crime

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

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

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

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Valemount and Revelstoke have "ski town problems"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A spooky story from the Terrace Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Michelle Mungall responds to Kitimat housing crunch

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

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

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

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Ohh Chocolat Cafe closing doors due to downtown Prince George development

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

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