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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Puddle Produce Farm under water

Flooding in the Cariboo has helped Puddle Produce Farm more than live up to its name. Brianna van de Wijngaard speaks with Carolina de Ryk about trying to salvage veggies under three feet of water.

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Robson Valley rescue

81-year-old Joyce Godfrey was woken in the middle of the night by two neighbours who narrowly escaped being crused in a debris flood that burst into their bedroom. She shares what happened next.

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Indigenous jobs at risk of automation

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business warns up to one-third of Indigenous-held jobs are at risk of being replaced by automation.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commissioner on police reform

Police reform has been top of mind for a lot of Canadians over the past month. But the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has long been calling for it. Former chief commissioner Marion Buller speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Zero-waste grocery store

Emilie Schmidt has opened northern B.C.'s first zero-waste grocery store. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk about Re-Jar in Smithers.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 7, 2020: Daybreak North

NHL return to play plan; Premium gas; WE controversey hits Justin Trudeau; Staycation grants on Haida Gwaii; McBride mudslide escape; Canada-China relations; Kids, play and COVID-19; Helping students get work experience; How the Ancient Rainforest near Prince George was used as a source of armour by Lheidli T'enneh.

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Ancient Forest near Prince George was once source of medicine, armour for Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

An inland rainforest between Prince George and McBride is a tourist attraction today, but it also spent years as a valuable source of medicine, cultural practices and even armour. A new $8.7 million upgrade aims to showcase that history. Lheidli T'enneh Chief Dayi Clay Poutney speaks with the CBC's Andrew Kurjata.

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Is WE really the only way for the federal government to help students?

The Canada Student Service Grant was supposed to be a financial lifeline for students who cannot work during COVID-19. Instead it's become a source of controversy due to the selection of WE to administer the program. Amelia Merrick is PhD candidate in Prince George researching non-profits, and she speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the program.

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Haida Gwaii residents offered $250 for stay-at-home vacations

With tourists unable to visit Haida Gwaii, grants are being offered to locals to take part in tourism experiences in their own backyards.

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Senior couple escapes debris flood by smashing kitchen window with a log that floated into their home

At about 1:30 a.m., Garry and Mabel Moore were startled awake by a noise that sounded 'like a freight train' barrelling through their house. Then a debris flow smashed through the bedroom wall, flooding their home near McBride with mud, rocks, water and logs. They share their story with Carolina de Ryk.

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How a birdsong from Prince George took over North America

Ken Otter of UNBC shares research into how an unusual birdsong he heard sparrows in Prince George singing soon spread across the continent.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 6, 2020: Daybreak North

COVID-19 drug stockpiling; Vegan cheese; Fiscal snapshot; UNBC fall semester; Trend-setting sparrow; African dance troupe in Prince George; Money for biking; Plastic free July; Flooding; Joe Canada;

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Child performers showcase Congolese dance to appreciative audiences in Prince George

A northern B.C. children's troupe that performs dances from the Democratic Republic of Congo is gaining growing recognition in Prince George.

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Track and field frustration

John Beebe is a runner in Prince George concerned the city isn't opening Masich Place stadium and outdoor track to the public more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family of four rescued after tubing trip gone wrong

Terrace search and rescue has been busy. Manager Dave Jephson shares some recent cases.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Daybreak North

NHL return plans; Car culture drives back to life; Air Canada and WestJet ending physically distancing on flights; Frustration over Prince George track closure; Search and rescue spike; The challenges of transitioning; B.C. books for summer reading; Quieter fireworks; Advertisers boycott Facebook; Summer camp during COVID-19.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 29, 2020: Daybreak North

COVID dining; NAFTA; Wildfire season; Mackenzie logging rally; Coming out; The history of Trans rights in Canada; Residential school play; Rare Gray Tailed Tattler spotted by Kitimat birdwatchers; Marmot on the loose; First Nations Health Authority.

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Play based on residential school survivor's story turning into radio drama due to COVID-19

Marianne Brorup Weston of the Raven Collective speaks with guest host Wil Fundal about plans to record an audio version of 'Bunk #7', a play written by the late Larry Guno about his time at residential school, and a little-known story of a student rebellion.

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Birders flock to B.C.'s North Coast to see rare grey-tailed tattler native to Asia and Australia

Birders from all over B.C., descended on the North Coast last week to catch a glimpse of a bird that rarely makes an appearance in Canada — the grey-tailed tattler.

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Mild wildfire season in Northern B.C. could continue with damp weather

A cooler summer may not be the most fun for outdoor activities, but it is good news for the fight against wildfires.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 26, 2020: Daybreak North

Band practice; Canoe commuting; Long-distance promotions; Hospital racism; Old Fort landslide update; Invasive species; Seafarers BBQ; B.C. budget; UNBC valedictorian.

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Wexit leader Jay Hill

A familiar name in northern B-C politics is the new, interim leader of the Wexit Canada party. Carolina Deryk speaks with to former Prince George-Peace River M-P Jay Hill about why he is taking on this role.

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Olympian hockey chat

Young female hockey players in Vanderhoof received some inspiration from an Olympic hero.

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Taylor Bachrach on policing in the North

Carolina Deryk talks to Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach about how policing will be different in a post COVID-19 world.

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Being both Black and Queer in the community

In episode three of They and Us, host Wil Fundal has a conversation with Queer FM host Denise Fraser about being Black and Queer.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 25, 2020: Daybreak North

Indigenous 150+; Picking up an instrument during the pandemic; Wexit; Indigenous phase 3 concerns; Police officers at Pride Parades?; Racialized ticketing during COVID-19; Taylor Bachrach on policing; Olympic hockey call; Housing stalled in Quesnel.

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Access to Vanderhoof limited during COVID-19

Under a ministerial order from the B-C government--some northern B-C municipal governments have been restricting access to public council meetings. The Mayor of Vanderhoof explains why this was necessary in his community.

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Daybreak's Wil Fundal on gender and being non-binary

A new CBC podcast produced by our team in Prince George takes on gender identity, pronouns and what it means to be non-binary. Host Wil Fundal joins Carolina Deryk to discuss his experiences.

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Alice Maitland on a life in politics

Alice Maitland entered municipal politics nearly six decades ago. Now she is being honoured after serving as the longest-tenured mayor in the province's history. Carolina Deryk hears more about her experiences.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 24, 2020: Daybreak North

Karchut on Cars; Pros and Cons of tele-medicine; COVID-19 limiting access to council meetings; Wil Fundal discusses gender; Rediscovering B.C.; Alice Maitland is the longest serving B.C. mayor

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Why pine beetles increase the risk of forest fires.

They're a tiny but powerful wildfire menace. Wallace Snowdon takes a closer look at how researchers are tracking the mountain pine beetle as it devours forests across western Canada.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Daybreak North

Aging in the time of COVID-19; Shuswap residents on COVID-19 phase 3; A pandemic time capsule; Protecting bees during the summer; Remembering Air India flight 182; Is anti-racism training enough?; Old Fort landslide; Port Edward residents argue against wolf cull; Mountain Pine Beetle effects.

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Exploring a new gender identity.

They and Us is a new CBC British Columbia podcast about gender identity and the pronouns that go with them. On episode two Wil shares two stories of people experimenting with new clothes for the first time- And the fear and power it makes them feel.

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Arguing against a wolf cull.

Weeks after a man was sent to the hospital after a wolf attack in Port Edward, a couple there is arguing that a wolf cull is not an answer to the problem.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 22, 2020: Daybreak North

Wilf Adam on Northern Health investigation; Golf on a soccer field; Naomi Hudson on Black History education; What does it mean to be non-binary; Cannabis tourism in Williams Lake.

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A virtual celebration in Takla

Takla virtual celebration

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Kitselas Geothermal Project

Kitselas Geothermal Project

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A memorial totem pole in Prince Rupert.

Prince Rupert artist Lyle Campbell is carving a totem pole in memory of his mother.

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What does it mean to be non-binary?

A new CBC British Columbia original podcast "They & Us" looks at the evolving world of gender identities. Host Wil Fundal shares their story of coming out as non-binary while working at the CBC.

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Golf on a soccer field

The village of Port Clements is turning one of its soccer fields into a golf course. Carolina Deryk finds out how.

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Wilf Adam on Indigenous blood alcohol guessing game

The province is investigating racist treatment of Indigenous patients in B-C emergency rooms. It's alleged doctors and nurses competed to guess the blood-alcohol levels of Indigenous patients. Carolina Deryk interview Northern Health board member Wilf Adam.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 19, 2020: Daybreak North

Daybreak North, June 19, 2020.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 18, 2020: Daybreak North

CN Rail Safety; An ancient artifact in Williams Lake; Unmasking racism; Northern Medical Program graduate; Haida Gwaii school wins sports award; Xatsull First Nation on Williams Lake wildfire

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Dr Randi George on providing Indigenous mental health services

This year's graduates of the Northern Medical Program took part in a virtual grad ceremony yesterday. Carolina spoke to one of those new doctors about graduating in the time of COVID.

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Masset high school wins prestigious sports award

A small northern B-C high school sports program is getting some big recognition. Gudangaay Tlaats'gaa Naay Secondary School in Masset has been named this year's "Outstanding School" for B-C high school sports.

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6,000 year old arrowhead discovered in Williams Lake

Archaeologist Whitney Spearing found an arrowhead that is the oldest that the area's ever seen.

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Bruce Campbell on rail safety

There is an investigation underway regarding the death of one a CN worker on the rails in Port Edward this week.Carolina deryk has a conversation about railway safety with consultant and author Bruce Campbell.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 16, 2020: Daybreak North

Scott Regerh; COVID cooking; CERB costs; Coach of the year; Dawson Creek Pride crosswalk defaced again; Indigenous dance goes online in Terrace; Crow adoption; Softball return rules; Drinking and health.

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An on the ground look at the Coastal GasLink's construction

Several thousand workers are getting ready to lay pipe in the north. Daybreak North's Betsy Trumpener found out where they plan to stay -- and how they'll keep COVID at bay.

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Will fewer tourists help bears in the Klemtu?

The Kitasoo/Xai'xais First Nation is taking a closer look at how fewer tourists are impacting the bear population on their territory.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 17, 2020: Daybreak North

A new report on assisted living; Hal Johnson on BodyBreak; Staying safe this summer with COVID-19; Tourism affect on bears in Klemtu; A closer look at the Coastal GasLink pipeline; Airport struggles in Prince George; Calls to action from the Parliamentary Black Caucus; World on Fire

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Vandals keep defacing a rainbow crosswalk in Dawson Creek. Volunteers keep fixing it

Chelsea Mackay of the Dawson Creek Pride Society speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Record month for overdose deaths not a surprise to frontline workers

May 2020 was the worst month ever for overdose deaths in B.C., and the Northern Health region experienced the highest rate of lost lives. Carolina de Ryk speaks with Jordan Harris, executive director of the POUNDS project in Prince George, and Leslie McBain, co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 15, 2020: Daybreak North

Graduating students; Experimental vaccine volunteers; Volatile business; Northern B.C. volcano mapping project; Overdose deaths hit record highs; Mount Polley mine spill disciplinary hearings; Bear kills dog in Prince George.

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Using plants to map the path of a volcanic eruption in Northern B.C.

UNBC professor Phil Burton explains his research into the Tseax volcano eruption in B.C.'s Nass Valley.

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Grad parades in Prince Rupert

Graduation ceremonies may have been put on hold, but that's not stopping some families in Prince Rupert from celebrating.

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Yoga in the post COVID-19 world

We find out how yoga's downward dog is looking up for student's in Prince George

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Tears to hope relay in the age of George Floyd and COVID-19

How are organizers of the Tears to Hope relay in northern B.C. are adapting to COVID 19?

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Rainbow crosswalks and the importance of acceptance symbols

A member of the Smithers Pride Society speaks about the value of the town's rainbow crosswalk.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 12, 2020: Daybreak North

Yoga post COVID-19; What is the future of work?; How the Tears to Hope relay is adapting to COVID-19; Paper excellence closure; Rainbow crosswalk in Smithers; a Grad parade in Prince Rupert; Overdose-related deaths spike in B.C.; Home renovation donations.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 11, 2020: Daybreak North

Scott Regehr on sports; Shoring up Canadian tourism; A GoFundMe campaign to keep a Haida Gwaii fish plant open; Real estate during COVID-19; RCMP Superintendent on police violence; Grim outlook for Stuart Sockeye; An Indigenous author on navigating through a white world.

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An Indigenous author in Prince Rupert opens up about his experience with racism

An Indigenous author in Prince Rupert shares his struggle with identity, race and navigating a white world.

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A grim year predicted for the Stuart sockeye returns

Carolina Deryk speaks with the fisheries manager for the Tl'azt'en First Nation about the continuing impacts of the Big Bar landslide on Fraser River salmon stocks.

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RCMP superintendent on police violence

Discussions about racism and police violence are happening around the world, and right here in northern B-C. Carolina Deryk talks to the head of the RCMP in northern B-C about criticisms officers in this region are facing.

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How will COVID-19 affect the real estate market?

With people hunkered down at home, the door's slammed shut on real estate sales. Carolina Deryk hears how the welcome mat might be out again next year in northern BC.

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B.C. government on cow moose hunt

Critics say the B-C government should scrap plans to increase the number of cow moose that can be hunted this year. Carolina Deryk speaks with the province's Director of Wildlife and Habitat why it's being done.

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An explorer takes to the wilderness to escape COVID-19

When B-C residents were told to "stay safe, stay at home", explorer Frank Wolf headed straight for the wilderness. Carolina Deryk heard what it was like escaping to the wilderness in the midst of a pandemic.

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Mosquito prep 101

It's shaping up to be a monster year for mosquitos. Carolina Deryk talks to a Prince George mosquito expert about when they might buzz off.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 10, 2020: Daybreak North

Calls to defund the police; "Baking" COVID-19 out of police cars; Understanding COVID-19 risks as the world returns to normal; Opposition to the cow moose hunt; How to keep mosquitoes away; Advocates for civilian-based patrols; Wilderness escape amidst the pandemic; Police-conduct investigations to lengthy

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Teacher's PPE in Prince Rupert

School is back in session, but it's leaving some feeling exposed. Carolina Deryk talks with a Prince Rupert teacher who is asking the province to give teachers face shields for the classroom.

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Campaigning to end antlerless moose hunt

Dan Simmons has spent years campaigning to end the cow moose hunt in B-C. But now the province is expanding the hunt.

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Terrace mountain biking boom

Terrace's mountain biking community has blossomed over the past few months. Carolina Deryk finds out why social distancing hasn't kept the sport from growing.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 9, 2020: Daybreak North

The privilege of working from home; A Prince Rupert teacher calls for PPE; Cow moose hunt criticized; Talking to kids about race; Terrace's booming mountain biking community.

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Mapping the Tseax volcano in the Nass Valley

250 years ago, the Tseax volcano erupted in the Nass valley. Today, researchers have mapped that volcano for the first time.

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Finding gold treasures in Barkerville's trash

What tales does our garbage tell? The CBC's Betsy Trumpener learns why an archeologist is sifting through the refuse pile of a historic Chinese restaurant.

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Black Lives Matter rally held in Prince George

Hundreds of people came out for a pair of rallies in support of Black lives in Prince George. One was held beside Mr. PG on Saturday. And before that, more than 300 people gathered outside city hall. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata gathered those sounds.

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How to process grief during COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many parts of our lives. But it's had an especially big impact on people dealing with tragic loss. Denise Torgerson is helping people find ways to mourn and grieve their loved ones.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 8, 2020: Daybreak North

Researching Haida Gwaii Kelp; Processing grief during COVID-19; Going voiceless; Mining garbage to learn about a gold rush; Black Lives Matter rally in Prince George; Mapping the Tseax Volcano.

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Full Episode for Friday, June 5, 2020: Daybreak North

Parenting a Black child; Forced return to the office; Eli Glasner; Olympian Alyx Treasure on being Black in Prince George; Dawson Creek Pride crosswalk defaced minutes after being painted; The history of anti-Black policing in Prince George; Detailed reporting on where COVID-19 has been found in B.C.

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Racial profiling among police in B.C.

Reconcile This reporter Angela Sterritt spoke to Indigenous women in B.C. about a common problem.

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Pride sidewalk defaced in Dawson Creek

Minutes after it was painted, a Pride sidewalk in Dawson Creek was defaced.

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The history of anti-Black policing in Prince George

Historian Jonathan Swaigner discusses the deliberate targeting of Black residents of Prince George by police and politicians during Prince George's early years, and how it shaped the community.

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Raising a Black child in Prince George

Former CBC broadcaster Audrey McKinnon reflects on being a white mother raising a Black child in Prince George, and how to tackle difficult conversations.

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Olympian Alyx Treasure on growing up Black in Prince George

The Olympic athlete discusses her confusion growing up Black in Prince George, and how moving to the United States helped her understand that part of her identity and start to process racism she experienced as a child.

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The past and present of anti-Black racism in Prince George

Members of the Black community in Prince George reflect on their own experiences with racism; Parenting a Black child; How the Black community was targeted by police in Prince George's first decade.

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Full Episode for Thursday, June 4, 2020: Daybreak North

Lawrence Hill on racism; Cannabis and kids; 300 species at risk that only Canada can save; Gladys Radek criticizes lack of progress on MMIWG report after one year; Port Edward mayor on wolf attack; Virtual doctors; Andrew Wilkinson on COVID-19; Antia-Asian racism in B.C.; Contact tracing.

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Lack of progress on MMIWG report criticized by families

Gladys Radek waited years for the government to investigate the cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, which include her family. Now she's waiting for them to act.

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Pushing for airline refunds during COVID-19

Airlines in Canada still haven't been mandated to give refunds for flights cancelled due to COVID-19. Carolina Deryk speaks with an air passenger advocate about why he feels that should change.

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Advocating for safer Prince George crosswalks

A Prince George teen is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car while crossing a crosswalk. Now his family has started a petition to make the intersection safer for pedestrians

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How useful is police force during peaceful protests?

With mass protests taking place in the U.S., University of Toronto professor Dexter Voisin joins Carolina Deryk to discuss how effective the police have been in de-escalating some of these tense situations.

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Grand Chief Phillip reflects on police treatment of Indigenous people in Canada

The protests against police anti-black racism in the U-S are starting conversations about police treatment of Indigenous people in Canada. Carolina Deryk discusses this with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

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Full Episode for Wednesday, June 3, 2020: Daybreak North

COVID-19's effect on Canada-US relations; How emissions may change car change preferences; The fight for airline refunds; How have police treated indigenous peoples in Canada; A petition to make Prince George intersections safer; Why police force may make peaceful protests worse.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 2, 2020: Daybreak North

Talking anti-black racism with your kids; Federal reaction to George Floyd protests; The possible cause of the Snowbirds crash; A dancer stuck on a cruise ship during the pandemic; Renowned Haida Artist/Activist Robert Davidson; A wolf attack in Port Edward

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The life and work of Haida artist Robert Davidson

For more than 50 years, renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson has put the art of his people on display for the world to see. But that art hasn't always celebrated. Carolina Deryk discusses the power of art to elevate the culture of a community with Davidson.

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Being a black journalist in the age of George Floyd

There has been much anger and unrest over the past week, following the death of George Floyd. Carolina speak with Nadia Stewart to hear what it's like to be a Black journalist at this time

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Prince George dancer stuck at sea

Early on in this pandemic, a lot of attention was given to Canadians stranded on cruiseships.The attention has died down- but some remain at sea. Tristan Ghostkeeper spent 55 days on the ocean. Carolina Deryk hears his story.

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Bird strike possible responsible for Snowbird crash

Preliminary reports suggest the cause of last month's snowbird crash in Kamloops may have been a bird strike. The crash in Kamloops killed public affairs officer Captain Jenn Casey. Carolina Deryk speaks with former Snowbirds commander Robert Mitchell

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Northerners are paddling through the pandemic

Carolina Deryk talks to the head of the Northwest Brigade Paddling Club-- who's watching paddlers find some peace mid-pandemic

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Terrace resident told to "go home"

Janine Kraft was shocked to see someone had written the words "Go home, border is closed" on her truck. She's worried what it says about how people stuck in northern B.C. from other places are being treated

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How will a lack of cruise ships affects tourism?

In Prince Rupert, the tourism industry is figuring out how it will navigate a summer without cruise ships

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Ninjas on the loose in Prince Rupert

In a time when people are starved for connection, ninjas in Prince Rupert have arrived to save the day and spread some cheer.

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Full Episode for Monday, June 1, 2020: Daybreak North

A Terrace resident is told to leave Terrace; The impact of fewer cruise ships on Prince Rupert; Ninjas in Prince Rupert; Paddling is booming in the north.

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COVID-19 memories

The North Peace museum in Fort St John is gathering photos, diaries and other items documenting people's experience with COVID-19.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 29, 2020: Daybreak North

Changing haircuts; Gathering pandemic memories; A tree planter battles Lyme Disease; A virtual pride celebration; A plastics plant is proposed for Prince George; A town hall with Northern Health

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Virtual pride in Smithers

COVID-19 has put a stop to large, outdoor pride celebrations--so the pride society in Smithers is taking pride online.

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A tree planter shares his experience with lyme disease

Northern B-C is not considered a high risk place for ticks. But tree planter Tim Tchida is sharing his experience with lyme disease in an effort to help others.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 29, 2020: Daybreak North

National parks; Pandemic graduation; Save-On Foods union; Cancer and COVID-19; Treeplanting check-in; How we value elderly people; Safe supply in northern B.C.; Virtual wellness.

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Irene Joseph reacts to $55,000 ruling after wrongful arrest.

Wet'suwet'en elder Irene Joseph was awarded $55,000 by a B.C. Supreme Court Judge after she was falsely accused in 2014. Daybreak's Nicole Out spoke to Irene to get her reaction to the decision.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Daybreak North

Saving the NHL Season; PG Airport Authority CEO; The where's and whys of face masks; Poor internet for northern B.C. ranchers; Prince George library loaning books; Irene Joseph falsely arrested; A blooming community garden

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Inside Prince George's carbon reduction plan

The city is trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Andrea Byrne explains the city's role.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Daybreak North

The urge to gather; Mandatory paid sick leave; Bat count; Prince George carbon reduction plan; Quesnel gold pan moving; Out on Patrol; Bulkley Valley Teachers Union upset about students being back in class.

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Full Episode for Monday, May 25, 2020: Daybreak North

COVID-19 gender imbalance; Sanderson on "vaccine hesitancy; Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro; Prince Rupert wolves; Fish and tackle closures along the Skeena; A $2 billion hemp project in Prince George; A cancelled drive in concert.

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Rooftop concert cancelled in Prince George

Canada's first drive-in concert was supposed to happen in Prince George this weekend. But a last-minute change from the province put rock on the roof on the rocks. Carolina Deryk speaks with event producer and city councillor Kyle Sampson.

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Wolf warning in Prince Rupert

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has put out a warning about wolves in Prince Rupert.

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Skeena salmon closures deal blow to recreational fishing industry

Fish and tackle stores in the region are reeling after recreational salmon closures were announced. Carolina Deryk interviews a store manager about what the future holds for that industry.

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BC Hemp Corporation promises billions in investment in Prince George

The BC Hemp Corporation has unveiled plans to build a 2 billion dollar ethanol plant in Prince George. Carolina Deryk interviews company president Remi Balaj.

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Rooftop rock: Canada's first drive-in concert happening in Prince George

Prince George artists Studio 720 are performing what's believed to be Canada's first drive-in concert this weekend, performing on the roof of the CN Centre. Drummer Nick Tisdale speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 22, 2020: Daybreak North

Snowbirds memorial; Tipping delivery drivers; Eli Glasner reviews 'Normal People'; Wildfire camps; Tracking who has COVID-19; Rooftop concert; Handwashing stations for homeless; On the Ledge; Talkback.

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How wildfire camps are changing due to COVID-19

No breakfast buffets, single-person tents and handwashing stations: Rob Schweitzer, Director of Operations for the BC Wildfire Service speaks with Carolina de Ryk about changes being made in wildfire camps due to COVID-19.

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What happens if someone with COVID-19 doesn't self-isolate?

Dr. Rakel Kling of Northern Health speaks with Carolina de Ryk about how they are monitoring positive cases of COVID-19.

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Bathrooms and handwashing stations opened for homeless in Prince George

The city of Prince George has contracted an outreach group to provide bathroom and hand-washing access to people without them during COVID-19. Betsy Trumpener reports.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 21: Daybreak North

Suing for the right to travel during COVID-19; Better internet needed for rural areas; Driving schools at a distance; Vanderhoof airshow; Northern B.C. meteorite offers insights into how life began; Cariboo road washouts; Decluttering tips; Pandemic gadgets.

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Rural drivers stopped dead by slides, washouts in the Cariboo

Washouts, mudslides and landslides have closed several back roads in the Quesnel area this spring, impacting the people who live there. Betsy Trumpener reports.

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Canadian Civil Liberties argues COVID-19 closures violate rights

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is launching a court case against Newfoundland and Labrador arguing that by preventing non-residents from visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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The need for better internet

With more people working from home, the limiations of internet access in many rural communities is becoming clear, says Josh Tabish of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.

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How to declutter

Marilyn Carlaw of Prince George's Declutter Bug and Company offers some advice on purging in a pandemic.

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Vanderhoof air show looks to localized event

The Vanderhoof International Air Show is being postponed until 2021, but organizers still hope to have something for locals to look up to this August.

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Learning to drive at a distance

Raj Brar of Prince George Driving School speaks about the impacts of the pandemic.

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Meteorite found in northern B.C. offers secrets on how life began

20 years ago a meteorite lit up the sky over northern B.C. and Yukon before being found in Atlin. The fact that it landed in ice in January means it offers unique insights into how the universe itself was created.

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Golfing boom

Don McDermid of the Prince George golf and curling club says the sport is more popular than ever as people look for ways to get oustide while physically distancing.

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How to capture a mother bear (on camera)

Prince George's Sam Ellis speaks with the CBC's Andrew Kurjata about capturing bears, fox and lynxes on camera for the new CBC project Hello, Spring (cbc.ca/hellospring).

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Managing anxiety as COVID-19 restrictions lift

Counsellor Dahne Harding shares tips for managing mental health and anxiety while coming into contact with more people.

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Patios key to CrossRoads brewing welcoming back customers

CrossRoads brewing has remained open to takeout customers throughout the pandemic, but they are looking ahead to patio season to give people a place to sit and eat.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 20, 2020: Daybreak North

Nature photographer; Golfing; Crossroads Brewing; Kids and COVID-19 risk; Re-opening anxiety.

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Tour Gold Rush-era Barkerville via private Zoom sessions during COVID-19

The May long weekend is traditionally when Barkerville Historic Town opens to visitors, but with COVID-19 shutdowns still in place, the site has turned to virtual tours and interactive sessions to bring history to life.

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Is 'Stay Away' messaging too harsh? These Haida Gwaii tourism operators think so

James Cowpar and Susan Musgrave both depend on tourists to Haida Gwaii to run their businesses. While they understand the need for people to 'stay away' during COVID-19, they worry some of the messaging is too aggressive and will discourage people from visiting permanently.

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Guerilla gardeners start planting in low-income Prince George neighbourhood

CBC's Betsy Trumpener visits a group of local food advocates in Millburn Park near downtown Prince George.

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Home school funding cuts have parents worried

The province has slashed about $12 million from its budget supporting independent learners. Home schooler Jenn Urbanowski speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the implications for her family.

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Snowbirds will fly again, aviation experts say

David McNair is a former military pilot and air safety investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. He speaks with the CBC's Andrew Kurjata about the Snowbird crash in Kamloops, followed by a conversation with aviation journalist Mark Miller.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Daybreak North

The return of hockey and curling; Invasive species; Snowbird crash investigation; Independent learning cuts; Fort St. John curling woes; What to watch for in the phase two re-opening in B.C.; Guerilla gardeners; Are tourists being told to stay away from Haida Gwaii too much?

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Could the NHL come to Prince George, and will the Cougars survive Covid-19?

Hockey writer Larry Fisher shares his thoughts on John Horgan suggesting NHL games be played at arenas in Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna, as well as news that the Portland Winterhawks have filed for bankruptcy and what that says about the future of the WHL.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 15, 2020: Daybreak North

Virtual travel; Post-COVID19 office life; Eli Glasner reviews 'Upload'; Will the NHL come to Prince George? What future for the Cougars?; Search and rescue operations; Gyms.

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A 10-year-old's take on re-opening playgrounds

School playgrounds in Peace River North District 60 are open again, but don't expect 10-year-old Kori Meyer to be swinging from the monkey bars any time soon.

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Grade 12 student wants friends and family to be able to witness graduation in Prince George

Ayshia Neukomm of Duchess Park hopes to have more than a virtual graduation ceremony.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 14, 2020: Daybreak North

Tech tracing COVID-19 and privacy concerns; Seniors concerns with re-opening B.C.; Gardening tips; Grad petition; Wet'suwet'en MOU; Inside schools re-opening; Work from home after COVID; B.C.'s volcanoes; A 10-year-old's take on re-opening playgrounds in Fort St. John.

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The importance of school lunches during a pandemic

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in Prince George regularly made lunch time meals for their students. But since physical distancing measures have kept students at home, those schools have been coordinating their efforts to make sure that 600 lunches still get to the students. Eric Vliegenhart is coordinating 600 lunches everyday for Prince George students to help maintain normalcy with connection between students and teachers during COVID-19.

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A Prince George woman is putting pen to paper to connect with old friends during the pandemic

Beth Quesnel has taken up letter writing during the pandemic, and has been writing a letter a day since March 31.

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COVID-19 keeps Alaska bound campers at home

The long weekend should be a big weekend for northeastern B.C.. It's the time of year when travellers start rolling north in campers, RVs and motorcycles bound for Alaska. But COVID-19 is keeping those travellers off the roads.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 13, 2020: Daybreak North

Teachers in Prince George stay connected to students while delivering lunches. Alaska bound travellers are parking their RVs and staying home. The uncertain future of post-secondary education. Another look at the Mount St. Helens eruption.

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Premier John Horgan on mandated sick days

Union leaders in B.C. have been calling on the province to mandate paid sick days for all workers as businesses prepare to re-open. Premier John Horgan joins the show to talk about why the province has not taken that step yet.

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A rare dolphin never before seen on Haida Gwaii washes up on the shore near Tlell.

Alex Renfrit tells the story of how her daily morning dog walk turned into the discovery of the striped dolphin - the likes of which have never been seen on the shores of Haida Gwaii

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A Prince George resident is trying to get her neighbourhood Little Free Library back after the city took it down

Prince George resident Tina Cousins wants to restore a dismantled book exchange In Prince George's Rainbow Park

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Daybreak North

The Little Free Library box in Prince George disappears; B.C. Premier John Horgan on the reopening of B.C. businesses; A new survey on maintaining kids mental health while physical distancing.

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How the Nisga'a Final Agreeement changed Canada

History was made when the Nisga’a Final Agreement came into effect on May 11, 2000. Two of its key architects ⁠— Nisga'a Nation founding president Joseph Gosnell and lead neogtiator Jim Aldridge ⁠— reflect on its legacy.

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The Heltsiuk First Nation is using heat pumps to move away from fossil fuels

The Heltsiuk Nation has been using heat pumps to decrease their dependence on diesel fuel for power and increase their energy security.

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Full Episode for Monday, May 11, 2020: Daybreak North

What to do while you're unemployed; Business report; Bella Coola flood plans; Heiltsuk First Nation turn to heat pumps for energy; 20th anniversary of Nisga'a Final Agreement; Mt. St. Helen's anniversary; Municipal funding.

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The 'Good People' fighting the overdose crisis in Prince George profiled in new CBC TV series

Mark Sakamoto of CBC's 'Good People' speaks with Wil Fundal about his visit to Prince George to meet the people on the front lines of fighting to save lives in the city's overdose crisis.

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60 years of Mr. PG

Prince George's iconic mascot turns 60 today. Exploratoin Place museum curator Alyssa Leier shares some stories from his past.

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Health Minister Adrian Dix on loosening COVID-19 restrictions in B.C.

Small gatherings will be allowed for the long weekend, and more businesses are expected to re-open soon. Health Minister Adrian Dix lays out the province's plan for the weeks ahead.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 7, 2020: Daybreak North

The future of long-term care homes; eSports fill the void of professional leagues; Mental health and athletes; The fight for French Immersion in Burns Lake; Concern as Prince George teachers told to back to school; Health minister Adrian Dix on the re-opening of B.C.

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Concerns as Prince George teachers told to return to classrooms

Prince George teachers have been told work from home arrangements are coming to an end and they are expected to return to school for work on Monday, even as students stay home. Not everyone is sure it's a good idea.

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B.C. contractor fights $15M bill for Peace-region wildfire

A tiny B.C. logging contractor is fighting a whopping $15-million bill from the province to cover the cost of fighting a wildfire that ripped through the Peace region in 2016. The CBC's Jason Proctor shares the story.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 6, 2020: Daybreak North

Tiny B.C. contractor fighting $15 million dollar bill for 2016 Peace region wildfire; How to prevent COVID-19 infection rates from rebounding; Traveling to give birth during COVID-19; Quesnel mayor wants more paper products to be made in B.C. during pandemic; Virtual elders.

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Quesnel mayor says pandemic is perfect time to transform B.C.'s forest industry

Bob Simpson would like to see the federal government invest in helping B.C. forestry companies turn their attention to manufacturing disposable paper products from masks to shopping bags during the COVID-19 downturn.

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Rural mothers still have to travel to give birth during COVID-19

Alhkwntam Brianna Mack of Bella Coola shares her experience of traveling 450 kilometers to Williams Lake to give birth, weeks in advance.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Daybreak North

Air industry in a tailspin; PG Airport; Dr. Bonnie Henry; The politics of Ottawa's new gun control laws; Quesnel barbershop on re-opening; Seafarers stranded during COVID-19.

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More domestic flights, fewer passengers: How air travel might change because of COVID-19

There's been a massive decline in passenger travel through Canada's airporst during COVID-19, leading to problems for both airlines and airports, including Prince George's YXS.

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Dr. Bonnie Henry on re-opening B.C.

No major announcements yet, but Dr. Bonnie Henry is turning her attention to what to re-open, and what to keep closed, in the coming weeks.

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Ready to go back to the barbershop?

Contessa Traub of the West Quesnel Barber Shop shares her thoughts on the possibly re-opening of salons, stylists and barbershops.

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Seafarers in Canadian ports are unable to return home as countries lock down

Peter Lahay of the International Transport Workers' Federation Canada speaks with Carolina de Ryk about life for stranded ship workers, including approximately 250 in Prince Rupert.

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Not everyone agrees to memorandum of understanding in northern B.C.

Chief Maureen Luggi, elected to represent the Wet'suwet'en First Nation, speaks about a process meant to resolve issues about representation but is, instead, fostering division.

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Full Episode for Monday, May 4, 2020: Daybreak North

Elected chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en Nation say they're being cut out of talks over rights and title in northern B.C., ride-hailing app Lucky-to-go hoping to launch, what one gun owner in the B.C. south peace thinks about Canada's newest ban on certain firearms, people with cold-like symptoms can now be tested for COVID-19.

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Where to get tested for COVID-19 in northern B.C.

People with cold-like symptoms can now be tested for the novel coronavirus infection. More on why it's being offered widely.

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Northern B.C. reaction to federal gun bans

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Mike Mulvahill, a rancher and former guide outfitter in the Dawson Creek area, and Rod Giltaca, the CEO of the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights.

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Lucky-to-go app hoping to launch in northern B.C.

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with the CEO of a new ride-hailing app.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 1, 2020: Daybreak North

Rupert Lawn and Garden Centre opens; Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs set to sign agreement, elected chiefs differ; Rock Paper Scissors lawsuit; How masks impact people with hearing loss; Burns Lake food bank; Prince George tax hikes; On the Ledge.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 8, 2020: Daybreak North

The 'Good People' fighting Prince George's opioid crisis in new TV series; Eli Glasner; Drive-in trivia; Online Terrace farmer's market; Messages for mom; Mr. PG turns 60; On the Ledge panel; Teacher talkback.

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How food bank staff are keeping themselves safe during COVID-19

Candice Little of the Link Food Centre in Burns Lake speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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For those who rely on lip-reading to communicate, masks pose a problem

Grainne Barthe was born with hearing loss, and relies on lip-reading for communication, but the rise of people wearing masks has created a challenge.

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Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a garden centre opens

Blair Mirau speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the new Prince Rupert Lawn and Garden Centre.

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Lab techs working all-out to get COVID-19 tests processed

They're usually behind the scenes, but with the COVID-19 crisis, lab techs are taking centre stage. Hilary Gosnell speaks with Carolina de Ryk about what her job entails.

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Downtown business worried road closure for construction during COVID could shut them down

Brian Quarmby of Birch and Boar grocer says a city decision to do road construction during COVID-19 will hurt his already struggling business.

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Lheidli T'enneh chief 'betrayed' by school name decision

Chief Clay Poutney speaks to Carolina de Ryk about the decision to give Kelly Road Secondary a dual name with 'Shas Ti' rather than change it.

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Full Episode for Thursday, April 30, 2020: Daybreak North

What the numbers behind COVID-19 can tell us; Pro sports start to return; Curbside pickup cut off for downtown Prince George grocer; Lheidli T'enneh chief Clay Poutney feels 'betrayed' by school name decision; Laboratory technicians; Video chat fatigue.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, April 29, 2020: Daybreak North

Managing mental health; Trying to understand COVID-19; Fishing season petition; Kelly Road name change; Adrian Dix; Library book delivery.

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'You need the courage to step up': School trustee says Kelly Road/Shas Ti dual name solution not enough

After months of controversey, Kelly Road Secondary School in Prince Geoge is getting a new name. Trustee Trent Derrick speaks about why he believes it's an important step in reconciliation, and why he wishes the board had gone further.

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Health Minister Adrian Dix on re-opening British Columbia

B.C.'s Health Minister answers questions about COVID-19.

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Petition to allow fishing season to move forward

Eric Wickam of Quesnel says he can physically distance and fish at the same time, and wants boat launches to re-open.

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Library book delivery service

Need something new to read? The Prince Rupert library is ready to help.

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Local newspapers struggling to survive during COVID-19

They are more relevant than ever, but with advertising drying up, local news outlets are wondering if they'll make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Bill Phillips of Prince George Daily News speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Northern B.C. cities dipping into savings to manage finances

COVID-19 is costing municipalities millions in lost revenue and it's expected unpaid property taxes could drive losses much higher, so cities across northern B.C. are cutting costs and dipping into reserve funds to manage their finances. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata reports.

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Independent movie theatre/bowling alley/mini-golf course closes doors in Houston, B.C.

The Pleasant Valley Plaza movie theatre, bowling alley and mini-golf course opened in Houston to give locals a place to gather without having to go to another community, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put them out of business permanently.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Daybreak North

Local newspapers; Virtual House of Commons; Houston theatre closes; Municipal budget cuts; Haida Gwaii protests; Why we cheer.

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'Very different' tree planting season coming to northern B.C.

Thousands of tree planters are headed to B.C. woods, with strict new rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19: Small groups, no parties, medical screening and limited interaction with nearby communities. B.C. Forestry Safety Advocate Jordan Tesluk and Fort St. James Dr. Marlie van Zyl discuss the changes.

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Mike Harcourt on how to help cities manage the financial problems of COVID-19

The former premier and mayor of Vancouver says the COVID-19 crisis has exposed existing problems with the way cities are funded in B.C., resulting in multi-million dollar shortfalls.

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Full Episode for Monday, April 27, 2020: Daybreak North

Plunging oil markets; COVID shaming; Earnings season; Phone vs Zoom; Tree planting season; Former premier Mike Harcourt on the need to suppor cities.

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Remembering Sue Popesku

Longtime friend Connie Sureus pays tribute to a giant of Fort St. John's arts and culture scene.

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Biking boom

Marianne Koops of Prince George's Koops Bike Shop says physical distancing rules have led to a biking boom unlike any she's seen.

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COVID-19 custody battles

Parents worried their child's other caregivers aren't doing enough to protect them from COVID-19 are headed to court. Lawyer John Duncan on the complicated cases.

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Full Episode for Friday, April 24, 2020: Daybreak North

Conservatives want to get students working in agriculture and food production; Flood and fire on the same farm; Eli Glanser's streaming recommendations; Remembering Fort St. John's Sue Popesku; COVID-19 custody fights; Ramadan; Biking boom; COVID outbreaks at food production plants.

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Strong support to keep Kelly Road name

A survey over a proposed name change from Kelly Road to Shas Ti (Grizzly Trail) for a Prince George high school finds many people are attached to the old name.

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The long wait to see a dentist during COVID-19

The CBC's Matt Allen investigates the difficulty of seeing a dentist during physical distancing.

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Home carpentry tips

With lots of people taking on DIY projects while in isolation, carpentry instructor Julie Enman shares some advice.

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Full Episode for Thursday, April 23, 2020: Daybreak North

Basic income; Kelly Road name change survey; The return of the NFL?; Home carpentry tips; Getting to a dentist; Improved testing for COVID-19 in the north; Seniors minister.

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COVID cooperation: MLA Mike Bernier on the importance of bipartisanship during a health emergency

The MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier discusses an upcoming virtual townhall to answer northerners questions about COVID-19 and the role of opposition parties in an public health emergency.

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Tracking COVID-19 in Indigenous communities

Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt investigates how COVID-19 cases are being tracked in Indigenous communities in B.C.

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How treeplanting companies are navigating COVID-19

Jonathan Clark of treeplant.ca speaks to Carolina de Ryk about the challenges facing treeplanting companies.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, April 22, 2020: Daybreak North

Tree-planting preparation; Impacts of the Pacific Ocean 'Blob'; How to re-open Canada; Celebarting Earth Day; MLA Mike Bernier on bipartisanship during COVID-19; Tracking COVID-19 in Indigenous communities; Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns.

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Reading for Rupert

A pair of Prince Rupert teachers are getting prominent community members to read their favourite books online.

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All British Columbians with symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested

Health Minister Adrian Dix joins Carolina de Ryk for his weekly interview segment on COVID-19.

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'It scares the heck out of me': Prince George city hall losing $1.3 M a month due to COVID-19

Mayor Lyn Hall on budget cuts hitting the city due to COVID-19.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, April 21: Daybreak North

Grief in Nova Scotia; Proposed closure of Four Seasons pool; Return to Parliament; Rupert reads; Prince George budget cuts; Adrian Dix; River forecast.

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Full Episode for Monday, April 20, 2020: Daybreak North

Marathon running; Home haircuts; Business column; Why you should still be making doctor appointments; Friendship centres; #TheNorthTogether video.

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Why it's more important than ever to go to the doctor

Many people are cancelling or delaying doctor's appointments due to COVID-19, but family physicians are urging people not to shy away from regular check-ups.

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#TheNorthTogether: The challenges of distancing in tight-knit communities

Photographer Darrin Rigo put together a short video capturing the empty streets of downtown Prince George that explores the feeling of loneliness that comes with social isolation, and why he thinks it may be particularly tough in Northern B.C.

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Full Episode for Friday, April 15, 2020: Daybreak North

The power of plasma; Cheslatta eagle rescue; Burns Lake lotto winners; Great Candian Singalong; Backyard birding; Haida Hospital Day; Drive-In movies; On the ledge.

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Over a century old, Haida Gwaii's annual 'Hospital Day' celebration faces rare cancellation

Since 1908, residents of Haida Gwaii have been coming together to celebrate and champion healthcare, but it's been cancelled due to COVID-19.

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Drive-In theatre season eagerly anticipated in Prince George during physical distancing

The Park Drive-In in Prince George is planning to open early and screen classic movies as people continue to help keep people entertained and follow physical distnacing guidelines.

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How backyard birdwatching is changing during the COVID-19 slowdown

Ornithologist Ken Otter of UNBC answers questions about some of the birds being seen and heard in northern B.C. and speaks about how a reduction in traffic and noise pollution might impact wildlife.

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A bylaw officer talks about his job during the COVID-19 pandemic

Terrace bylaw officer Dwayne Sheppard joins Carolina de Ryk for a conversation about his role in enforcing physical distancing and other public health rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health Minister Adrian Dix on treeplanting, outdoor gatherings and the return to 'normal'

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix answers more questions about the province's response to COVID-19 in northern B.C.

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'I am taking this as a gift': Musician Kym Gouchie on having to slow down and stay home — while still performing new music

Prince George's Kym Gouchie was staying with a friend in Summerland when travel restrictions came into effect for the COVID-19 pandemic. Not wanting to put her elderly mother at risk by returning home, Gouchie stayed in isolation in Summerland and has been slowing down and finding new sources of inspriation.

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Full Episode for Thursday, April 16, 2020: Daybreak North

Funeral homes adapting to COVID-19 and physical distancing; Timber Kings helping during pandemic; The life of a bylaw enforcement officer during COVID-19; Youth sports; Musician Kym Gouchie; Health Minister Adrian Dix; Remembering Neil Sterritt.

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Treeplanting season raises concerns for small-town doctor

The annual influx of treeplanters into B.C.'s interior is usually welcomed by communities such as Fort St. James, but with COVID-19 continuing to spread, some forestry town residents are worried about the health risks.

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Publishing in a pandemic: B.C. publisher looking for new voices to publish amidst COVID-19 crisis

Chris Armstrong of Muskeg Press joins Carolina de Ryk.

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Dr. Bonnie Henry on treeplanting risks; Positive COVID-19 case near Fort St. John

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry answers questions about COVID-19 in northern B.C. and responds to the latest developments in the region.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, April 15, 2020: Daybreak North

Dr. Bonnie Henry profile; Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses Blueberry River First Nation positive test case; Emergency sittings of Parliament; Treeplanting concerns; Publishing in a pandemic; Planning for who will look after you and your loved ones if you contract COVID-19.

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'We want to help': Spike in calls to Northern B.C. Crisis Centre during COVID-19 isolation

Sandra Boulianne of the Northern B.C. Crisis Centre says anxiety is up during the COVID-19 pandemic, and so are calls to crisis lines. She shares advice on how to manage mental health.

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Online fitness groups spring up during COVID-19

CBC's Matt Allen goes for a digital workout.

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Black bears emerge from slumber

Bears have already been spotted wandering around neighbourhoods in Prince George and beyond. Dave Bakker of Northern B.C. Bear Aware shares some tips for keeping them, and us, safe.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, April 14, 2020: Daybreak North

Sleep problems and solutions; Howling at the moon; Real estate impacts; Black bears emerging from slumber; Spike in calls to Northern B.C. Crisis Centre; Advice from refugees on how to cope with a crisis; ZOOM fitness.

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In praise of the potato in a time of pandemic

More people are taking an interest in growing their own food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmer Andrew Adams offers some tips for growing what he views as the ultimate source of food security: the potato.

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Hot cross buns

Hardy Sauter of Wouda's Bakery in Penticton on the demand for baked good during COVID-19.

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Full Episode for Friday, April 10: Daybreak North

Slowdown in new COVID-19 cases in North and Interior; Auto makers convert to manufacturing medical supplies; 'Speaking moistly' song; Supports needed for Canadians with disabilities; Graduating nursing student on the importance of convocation, even if its a year late; Hot cross buns; Struggling restaurant industry; Passover, Vasaikhi and Easter in a time of physical distancing; In praise of the potato; The Easter Bunny as an essential service.

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Religious ceremony in a time of pandemic

Many important holidays, including Easter, Passover, Vasaikhi and Ramadan fall in April. And this year, people are being asked to stay away from friends, family and community while marking the occasions. We hear how that's impacting people in northern B.C.

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UNBC nursing student on the importance of convocation, even if it's a year late

It's been a tough year for UNBC students, starting with a strike in the fall semester that gave way to a pandemic. Amidst all this, nursing student Danika Serafin has been looking forward to receiving her diploma in front of friends and family. Then, she received an email telling her in-person convocation is being cancelled in favour of a virtual ceremony.

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'It's ridiculous that people are coming': Northern B.C. tourism towns upset by visitors during COVID-19

Leaders in the Robson Valley, Haida Gwaii and B.C.'s North Coast are worried that tourists are putting their small communities at risk of a COVID-19 outbreak.

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'I really wish the entire community could buy in': Prince George doctor's plea to take COVID-19 seriously

Dr. Jessica Zimbler worries people in Prince George aren't taking the threat of COVID-19 seriously.

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Full Episode for Thursday, April 9, 2020: Daybreak North

Eli Glasner reviews cooking shows; UNBC convocation cancelled; Mayoral panel on tourism in Kitimat and Valemount; Journaling; Prince George doctor asks residents to take COVID-19 seriously; River forecast centre on flood season; On the ledge panel.

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