Daybreak North

 
 

Daybreak North

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

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

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

Download Full Episode for Friday, May 24, 2019: Daybreak North
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Why yellow cedar roots are exploding on Haida Gwaii

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

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Why B.C. isn't banning fires altogether

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

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

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

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Haida student awarded for creating reconciliation efforts at UBC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Researcher wants to know how fracking affects pregnant women

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

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

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

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, May 22, 2019: Daybreak North
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#WeTheNorthwest: Northern B.C. basketball fans on board with Raptors playoff run

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

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

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

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, May 21, 2019: Daybreak North
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Hundreds expected at Vasaikhi celebrations in Prince George

Vasaikhi falls in April, but the Sikh community in Prince George waits until May to celebrate so more people can attend. Bally Bassi joins guest host Wil Fundal in studio for a preview of Saturday's festivities.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 17, 2019: Daybreak North

Kids and camping; Managing your commute; Eli Glasner reviews "John Wick Chapter 3"; MLA Coralee Oakes wants more money for forest management and fire prevention; Bally Bassi on Prince GEorge Vasaikhi celebrations; Prince George Spruce Kings finish second in round-robin play at National Junior A's; Northern B.C. politicians react to Senate committee sending oil tanker ban bill back for review; Legislative panel on money laundering and spending scandal; Creating a fire-smart garden.

Download Full Episode for Friday, May 17, 2019: Daybreak North
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How the right garden can protect your home from wildfires

Laura Stewart of FireSmart Canada shares recommendations for which plants, trees and shrubs to put in place to help prevent wildfires from spreading on your property.

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MLA Coralee Oakes on wildfires and forestry job lossess

With job losses coming to Quesnel and the province gearing up for another wildfire season, Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes says she'd like to see spending on forest management increased.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 16, 2019: Daybreak North

The World Health Organization has released its first-ever guidelines on dementia; The Opposition B.C. Liberals say they're pleased that there will be a public inquiry into money laundering; Two detained Canadians now arrested in China; Landowner concerns over oil and gas industry well sites in the Peace; "Potlatch as Pedagogy" author Sara Davidson; Tough transition ahead for laid-off Tolko workers in Quesnel; How can B.C. successfully investigate money laundering?; Independent senator Paula Simons on casting the deciding vote in senate committee decision to not pass controversial oil tanker ban on B.C.'s North Coast; Do-not-track in tech; The art of war explored through Vanderhoof artist's exhibit; Prince George School District 57 board chair Tim Bennett on unexpected resignation of superintendent Marilyn Marquis-Forster.

Download Full Episode for Thursday, May 16, 2019: Daybreak North
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Prince George School District 57 superintendent resigns

School board chair Tim Bennett speaks with Wil Fundal about the sudden resignation of Marilyn Marquis-Forster .

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Wild pigs causing 'ecological disaster' as they spread rapidly across Canada, survey says

Wild pigs are now Canada's most prolific invasive mammal, according to what the University of Saskatchewan calls the first-ever published survey of their distribution in Canada - and they're causing an "ecological disaster."

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Riding along with a veteran cop targetting high risk drivers

Sgt. Al Steinhouser shows Daybreak North's Wil Fundal, what it's like to patrol the roads leading up to the long weekend. 

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Daybreak North

Gender equality in the NBA; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on ticks; Prince Rupert Port Authority on its way to be the second-largest in Canada; Maritime trial attorney on safety on float planes and cruises; Integrity B.C. on money laundering; Wild pigs; Wil Fundal has a ride-along with a RCMP highway officer; Smithers wildlife rescue wants rules for handling orphaned animals.

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Cats are an increasingly 'contentious' issue in Canadian cities, researcher says

Cats are the most popular pet in North America, but our relationship with them is "complicated," says UNBC researcher Annie Booth. And the debate around how cities should handle cats - from free-roaming to licencing - in increasingly heated, so she's trying to learn more about attitudes towards felines in the hope of helping shape policy.

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Mental health concerns raised as early wildfires spark renewed anxiety in tinder-dry B.C.

CBC's Betsy Trumpener speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Wiley of Prince George, who's published an article titled 'The unseen impacts of climate change on mental health,' in the B.C. Medical Journal.

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Mother and daughter hoping to run for rival parties in upcoming federal election

If you think talking politics with family is a bad idea, imagine running for rival parties. Tracy and Tiani Calogheros of Prince George hope to do just that.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 14, 2019: Daybreak North

Firefighter training camp; Researchers may have found a cure for White Nose Syndrome attacking bats; UNBC researcher wants to learn more about people's attitudes toward cats; Mother and daughter hope to run for rival parties in upcoming federal election; 50 year anniversary of gay sex being decriminalized in Canada; Wildfires take toll on mental health, Prince George doctor warns; The charitable aspects of Ramadan; Indigenous clothing showcased at international fashion show.

Download Full Episode for Tuesday, May 14, 2019: Daybreak North
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For more than seven years, women in Fort Nelson have had to leave home to give birth

It's been more than seven years since Fort Nelson, B.C. last had a maternity ward, and the mothers who've had to leave home for weeks in order to give birth are tired of the lack of resources in their community.

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Should Prince George sell off city property to balance the books?

Councillor Kyle Sampson is floating the idea. He speaks with Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal.

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Full Episode for Monday, May 13, 2019: Daybreak North

An RBC customer says financial institutions and Interac are misleading customers by claiming they're "fully protected" when they do e-transfers; The escalating U.S.-China trade dispute knocked billions from global markets last week; One year of Indigenous Court in Prince George; Councillor Kyle Sampson on proposal to sell city assets; Tolko shutting down Quesnel sawmill; Lejac wildfire update; Seven years without a maternity ward in Fort Nelson has mothers frustrated; Farmers need protection from oil and gas industry in northeastern B.C., independent report says; Canadians losing interest in cannabis.

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Maggie the mare given new lease on life after being rescued from meat auction

Nicola Redpath has saved a horse from a Cariboo meat auction. Betsy Trumpener shares the story.

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A throne has been in the classifieds for six years. Someone finally bought it

Since February 2013, a hand-carved throne has been for sale in the classifieds of the Prince George Citizen, becoming a bit of a local legend. But now, someone has finally purchased it: Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks to Justin Mousseau about how he plans to use the throne at the BX Pub, and Radio West host Sarah Penton speaks to Larry Johnson, the man who first bought, and now sold, the throne.

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Bright lights and bicycles at bike rave in Prince George

Karm Manhees is organizing a bike rave in Prince George. He speaks with guest host Wil Fundal about what it is, and why he hopes to see people of all ages come out.

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Fasting for Ramadan not easy, but rewarding

Lila Mansour of Prince George speaks with guest host Wil Fundal about Ramadan.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 10, 2019: Daybreak North

How to avoid being a victim of white-collar crime; Eli Glasner reviews "Detective Pikachu"; Are the Spruce Kings the team to beat at the national junior 'A' championships?; Prince George woman rescues horse from meat auction; Maternity issues in Fort Nelson; Mother's day brunch; Lila Mansour on fasting during Ramadan; After six years in the classifieds of the Prince George Citizen, meet the man who finally bought a hand-carved throne; On the Ledge panellists on money laundering in B.C.; Prince George bike rave.

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Want to know how whales talk? Head to Prince Rupert's North Coast Whale Festival

A marine festival on B.C.'s North Coast is celebrating all things ocean with science and fun.

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Music fans in Prince George, B.C. asked to become members of the Legion so live shows can continue

For the past few years, the city's downtown Legion Branch 43 has been hosting punk, folk and indie rock shows on a near-weekly basis. But it turns out they aren't licenced to allow general audiences in for these events, so now local music promoters are encouraging their supporters to sign up for Legion membership in order to see shows ranging from hardcore punk to surf rock.

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Sustainable spinach and other produce being studied in Prince Rupert

CBC's Matt Allen visits Morgan Sage, a Queens Masters Student working on a pilot project to produce locally grown produce for the Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society in Prince Rupert.

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Angus, the C. Difficile-sniffing dog, visits Prince George, B.C. hospital to seek out superbugs

A four legged infection detection specialist may be just the 'trick' for fighting superbugs in northern B.C. Betsy Trumpener reports.

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Environmental lawyers want north-central B.C. municipalities to sue fossil fuel companies

West Coast Environmental Law staff lawyer Andrew Gage is at North Central Local Government Association meetings in Williams Lake, encouraging municipalities to take legal action on climate change - but not everyone is convinced.

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Quesnel, B.C. looking at new rules protecting renters from leaky roofs and broken walls

The Minimum Rental Standards Bylaw would give Quesnel the ability to inspect rental buildings, and owners who don't meet the requirements laid out in the proposed bylaw could face fines. Scott Elliott is a Quesnel city councillor and chair of Quesnel's Policy and Bylaw Committee.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 9, 2019: Daybreak North

When is it time to switch to spring clothes?; Access to contraception for youth needs to be improved; White-collar crime in B.C.; Quesnel looking at new rules protecting renters; Environmental lawyer pitches suing fossil fuel companies to northern B.C. municipalities; C. Difficile-sniffing dog visits Prince George hospital; Celebrating ocean culture and creatures at Prince Rupert's North Coast Whale Festival; Drone delivery; Locally-grown produce in Prince Rupert; Prince George music promoters trying to get fans to sign up for membership at the local legion so shows can continue.

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How Barkerville historic site is rethinking its portrayal of colonial figures during a time of reconciliation

Actors at the Barkerville historic site portray many figures from B.C.'s gold rush era, including Judge Matthew Begbie, who oversaw a trial that resulted in the hanging of six Tsilhqot'in First Nation chiefs in the 1860s. With Begbie's legacy being reexamined, Barkerville's James Douglas speaks about how his team is changing the way it tells historic stories.

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From greenhouses to empowering people to drive, meet the winners of the Thrive North competition

Thrive North celebrates entrepreneurs in northern B.C., and Daybreak North's Carolina de Ryk hosted the 2019 awards. Afterwards she interviewed winners Cameron Bell of Farmer's Cam's Foods in Terrace and Lucy Sager of the All Nations Driving Academy in Terrace.

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MLA Mike Morris on decriminalizing drug possession and staggering social assistance cheques to reduce overdoses

As the overdose crisis continues in Prince George, Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Prince George-Mackenzie MLA and former RCMP officer Mike Morris about some of the proposals for tackling the problem.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 8, 2019: Daybreak North

Canadian Mental Health Association is calling for a national strategy on mental health promotion; What it costs to get an electric car; Farmer Cam Bell of Terrace wins $10,000 Thrive North prize for entrepeneurial work; The health effects of fasting during Ramadan; How Barkerville historic site is rethinking its portrayal of colonial figures during a time of reconciliation; Understanding different burning bans; MLA Mike Morris on calls for staggered income assistance cheques to cut down on overdoses and property crime; Thrive North entrepreneur winner Lucy Sager on helping people get their driver's licences; A desire to hire more Indigenous people at universities across Canada had led to fierce competition among institutions; Trends in cancer risk.

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Wildfire fighters need to be aware of the signs of PTSD, says first responder

As the B.C. wildfire season quickly approaches, a former first responder says more needs to be done to help firefighters deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

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Full Episode for Tuesday, May 7, 2019: Daybreak North

Meal kits are environmentally friendly; "The Rise Of Elite-Led Populism In Canada"; ThriveNorth celebrates northern B.C. entrepreneurs; Helping first responders understand PTSD; Remembering Lorne Borgal, former Hudson's Bay Mountain CEO who died in plane crash; Adding mental health information to Medic Alert bracelets; Reaction to former Burns Lake mayor pleading guilty to four counts of sexual offences against youth; How lighthouses are going green; Tsilhqo'tin First Nation Chief Joe Alphonse on the controversial legacy of Judge Matthew Begbie aka 'The Hanging Judge.'

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'Tell the full story': Tsilhqot'in First Nation Chief on controversial legacy of 'The Hanging Judge' Matthew Begbie

In the late 1860s, Judge Matthew Begbie presided over a trial that led to the hangings of six Tsilhqot'in First Nation chiefs. Now, the city of New Westminster has voted to remove his statue from outside their courthouse as part of reconciliation efforts. Tsilhqot'in Chief Joe Alphonse weighs in.

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Full Episode for Monday, May 6, 2019: Daybreak North

Only one of two brothers with deadly genetic disease has access to medication; The mystery man behind Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain,'; Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz addresses the future of Canada's mortgage market; What it takes to be a lighthouse keeper; Former Burns Lake mayor expected to plead guilty in relation to charges of sexual offences against youth; Part six of 'Sanctioned: The Arrest of a Telecom Giant,'; UNBC students living in senior's residence as part of intergenerational health study; Royal Canadian Legion says Soldiers of Odin banned after far-right group hosts event at Grande Prairie branch; How Pine Centre Mall in Prince George is preparing for wildfire season; Recycling concerns.

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What happens when students move in to a senior's home?

Students from the University of Northern British Columbia spent the past semester living in a senior's home. Zack Fleck was one of them, and he joins professor Shannon Freeman to discuss the project with Daybreak North guest host Wil Fundal.

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Refuge at the mall: Wildfire smoke driving Canadians into 'clean air shelters' over the summer

People in western Canada are stocking up on air purifiers and carbon filters as they anticipate what could be another smoky summer. Andrew Kurjata reports.

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Full Episode for Friday, May 3, 2019: Daybreak North

Politics and Meng Wanzhou's extradiction; Eli Glasner reviews 'Long Shot'; Low-water gardening; Haana Edenshaw presents to the United Nations in Haida; Soldiers of Odin allowed to use legion in Grande Prairie; Cut-off Quesnel residents finally get answers about road repairs; Barkerville theatre troupe touring communities affected by wildfire; On the Ledge panel on B.C. vs Alberta; Shortage of umpires threatens softball season.

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Full Episode for Thursday, May 2, 2019: Daybreak North

World News Day; Senior's housing in northern B.C.; The rise of Bitcoin farms in small Canadian towns; Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson quits social media; Businessman David Black re-pitches oil refinery in Kitimat; President of the Haida Council Gaagwiss on Jason Kenney's promise to overturn a North Coast tanker ban; B.C. Conservative Party leader Trevor Bolin on B.C.-Alberta oil spat; Victoria mayor Lisa Helps returns from her trip to the oil sands; Celebrating five years of Northern B.C. Fancon.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, May 1, 2019: Daybreak North

The case of Tappy the robot and the alleged theft of trade secrets by Huawei; Is premium fuel worth the price; Former Terrace resident and former addict BMXing across Canada in support of recovery; The legal case for decriminalizing drugs; West Fraser road closure still causing residents major problems one year on; Haida Gwaii demands control of forest tenure; Mother still searching for missing teen Colten Fleury who vanished from Prince George; Spruce Kings GM Mike Hawes on the team's return to home ice in the Doyle Cup; A study published last week suggests that women who use antibiotics are at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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

Aging sparks creativity; Maternity service back in Williams Lake; How federal parties are talking about climate change; MP Bob Zimmer's privacy concerns over big tech; Prince George's new emergency plan; Indigenous death doulas; Horses separated by 2017 wildfire reunited; Smithers man alive thanks to groundbreaking medical procedure; Last-minute tax guide.

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Full Episode for Monday, April 29, 2019: Daybreak North

Indian elections; Uber goes public; Prince George Air Quality Improvement Roundtable on wildfire smoke and clean air expectations; Nathan Cullen says feds need to do more to crack down on Facebook; New CBC podcast 'Sanctioned' on Huawei; When to remove winter tires; Vanity licence plate controversies; Why ships have female names; Rooftop sprinkler to protect homes from wildfires; GoPublic investigates after man not allowed to bring compact scooter batteries on flight and forced to crawl around.

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Facebook needs to be regulated by federal government, MP says

Nathan Cullen of the NDP reacts to the latest news that Facebook has failed to protect Canadians' data.

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Wildfires are changing expectations for clean air in Northern B.C.

Kim Menounos of the Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable discusses how smoke in 2017 and 2018 has affected efforts at improving air quality in the city.

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Farewell to longtime Daybreak North member Robert Doane

For thirteen years, Robert Doane has been a member of the CBC team in Prince George and Prince Rupert, holding the role of associate producer, host and producer. A look back at his radio career as he moves on to a new chapter.

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Northern B.C. vet teaching farmers how to protect against anthrax

As the grazing season approaches, veterinarian Dr. Perry Spitzer and the province's Ministry of Agriculture are teaching farmers in northern B.C. about the threat that naturally occurring anthrax poses to livestock.

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

Longtime CBC Daybreak North producer Robert Doane says goodbye; University plagiarism; Asking for a raise; Understanding naturally-occurring anthrax; Improving oversight of forest companies in B.C. and preventing wildfires; Looking back at Robert Doane's career; The cost of too many streaming services; The return of measles; Indigenous arts festival in Prince George.

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

Joe Biden and the race for president; New CBC podcast about Huawei; Eli Glasner reviews "Avengers: Endgame"; Prince Rupert Special Olympics swim coach; B.C.'s top doctor says drugs should be decriminalized; Washington State moving to eliminate time changes; Hacking keyless cars; Recruiting new workers to northwestern B.C.; How to prepare for "Avengers: Endgame"; Old-fashioned radio sound effects in Prince George.

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What happens when you binge all 45 hours of Marvel movies in preparation for "Avengers: Endgame"?

CBC's Robert Doane is a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He faces his toughest challenge yet.

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Why coconuts are better than computers for making sound come alive on stage

Katherine Benny is the sound effects artist for a stage presentation of 'Treasure Island' in Prince George. She drops by with some props.

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

Working from home and burnout; The Asahi baseball team; How to make investments in cars pay off; Blocking social media in Sri Lanka after violent attacks; Telegraph Creek still recovering after devastating wildfires; The mayor of Smithers finds a chicken; Indigenous social workers; Retired Tumbler Ridge miner wins $10 million jackpot; Decriminalizing drugs; Shift-workers at higher health risks; Rural cycling.

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Conference aims to explore how northern B.C. communities can become 'wildfire resilient'

Leigh-Ann Fenwick of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre explains how wildfires are transforming life in northern B.C., and how communities need to prepare for the future.

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Bear-resistant garbage cans being piloted in Prince George neigbourhood

300 garbage cans aimed to keep bears out of the trash are being test-piloted in Prince George.

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Should cities provide free menstrual products in all public spaces?

Following news that all B.C. schools must provide free menstrual products, Fort St. John city councillor Byron Stewart wants to see cities do the same.

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

Why it's more fun to share personal news in person than online; Spring smells; Can Trudeau win a second term as Prime Minister?; Wildfire resiliency in northern B.C.; Fort St. John city councillor wants free menstrual products in municipal bathrooms; Understanding A.I.; Bear-resistant garbage cans in Prince George; Award-winning choir with tips on how to preserve your voice during wildfire season; Workplace deaths.

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After 47 seasons, Prince George Spruce Kings finally BCHL champions

In a four-game sweep, the Prince George Spruce Kings have finally won the Fred Page Cup in the B.C. Hockey League. Two longtime fans discuss what the victory means to them.

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

Patients unhappy with communication during hospital stays; Williams Lake Tim Hortons receives recognition from RCMP for staying open during 2017 wildfire evacuation; Screentime for pre-schoolers; The history of the NHL's goal horn; John Horgan in Prince George; Celebrating the Spruce Kings first-ever BCHL championship; Extremism on YouTube; Cheslatta Carrier Nation signed agreements with the province to receive restitution for impacts suffered during the construction of the Nechako Reservoir; John French of the Takla First Nation on new film, 'Reviving a Nation'; West Moberly Chief Roland Willson on caribou agreements.

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Why travelling carnivals are disappearing from small-town Canada

After many years, West Coast Amusements has cancelled its visit to northwestern B.C., saying the costs of doing so are unsustainable. Erin Fawcett of the Carnival Museum in Brantford, Ont. explains how the carnival world is changing, again.

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"Fear mongering," not facts, responsible for job loss rumours in caribou protection plan, Indigenous leader says

Over the past several weeks, a controversy has been brewing in B.C.'s northeast over a draft plan aimed at preventing the region's caribou herds from disappearing. But Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nation says there is no truth to the idea protecting caribou should hurt jobs or backcountry users.

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

How the province is managing mudslides created in wake of wildfires; Blackwater Gold mining project near Vanderhoof receives federal approval; New bus service from Prince George to Vancouver; How higher gas prices affect you even if you don't drive; What Jason Kenney means for British Columbia; Parents talk about losing children to overdose crisis; Three-minute thesis on female athletics; Cannabis in the medical world; Tanker ban hearings in Prince Rupert.

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'Wake up, we are dying': Startling words painted on Prince George courthouse hope to spark conversation on overdose crisis

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks to the parents of children who died of illicit drugs in Prince George, the city with the second-highest rates of death in B.C.

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How one Fort Nelson musician draws inspiration from life off the beaten track

In order to make it in the music industry, many people move to large urban centres. But not Jasmine Netsena, who took a walk in the woods of Fort Nelson with Carolina de Ryk to explain how living in B.C.'s far north ispires her.

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Representatives from Canadian senate hear feedback concerning proposed tanker ban at B.C.'s northern coast

Members of the senate transport and communications committee attended two public hearings in Prince Rupert and Terrace on Bill C-48. If passed, that bill would ban oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of oil from docking off the northern coast of British Columbia. Village leaders, residents and industry testified about the impacts such a ban would have on the area.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, April 16, 2018: Daybreak North

Positive parenting; Researching fires in Canadian forests; Attitudes towards immigration; Wood-based plastic; Dawson Creek resident witnesses burning of Notre-Dame Cathedral; What the Alberta election means for B.C.; How to save money on gas; Charges dropped against 14 people arrested at Unist'ot'en blockade in January; Premier John Horgan visits Dawson Creek to talk caribou; Why it's getting harder for travelling carnivals to make ends meet; Fort Nelson musician Jasmine Netsena on being inspired by the outdoors of northeastern B.C.

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

Pesticides on planes; First quarter earnings reports; Do pesticide restrictions go far enough to protect bees?; School counsellor shortage in Prince George; Prince Rupert players competing at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships; New bear-resistant garbage bins roll out in Prince George; DP Todd band headed to Disneyland; Prescribed burning; Minister Michelle Mungall on plans to require car dealerships to sell 100 per cent zero emission light-duty vehicles and trucks by 2040.

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'They're in triage mode': school counsellors in Prince George struggling to support students

School counsellors in Prince George, B.C. are raising red flags about a lack of mental health resources in schools and the risks of burn out trying to support students.

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Hundreds of Fort St. John property values re-assessed, leaving $600,000 budget shortfall

Successfully appealing a property assessment can save the owner money - but when too many people do it, the city takes the hit.

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Full Episode for Friday, April 12, 2019: Daybreak North

Steven Tzemis on combining the NHL playoffs with the Game of Thrones; the B.C. Hockey League's Brent Mutis on the battle between the Prince George Spruce Kings and the Vernon Vipers; hypnotist and performer Ty Reveen speaks with Carolina de Ryk about The Reveen Show; Daybreak's Matt Allen on the streets of Prince Rupert about electric vehicles.

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Full Episode for Thursday, April 11, 2019: Daybreak North

Tsunami preparedness in Haida Gwaii; Paula Wild, author of Return of the Wolf: Conflict and Coexistence; B.C. Civil Liberties Association on pre-trial release conditions and their affect on Indigenous peoples; Allan Downey on why lacrosse is a powerful tool for teaching young Indigenous people about spiritual beliefs and culture; Liberal M.L.A. Mike Bernier on the caribou plan; the CBC's Grant Lawrence and his shows in Terrace and Prince Rupert.

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

The best time to take off your winter tires; a retired Canadian forces reserve officer hopes to establish a military reserve unit in Terrace; B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson speaks about the Caribou Recovery Plan; a popular Prince George ice cream stand may have to close down; reporter Betsy Trumpener speaks to people attending a public information session in Prince George about the Caribou Recovery Plan.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, April 9, 2019: Daybreak North

The U.K. government looks at aggressive new legislation that could make companies responsible for their users' posts on social media; the latest from the B.C. River Forecast Centre; the Prime Minister's lawsuit threat; how the B.C./Alberta relationship may or may not change post provincial election; property assessment appeals forces Fort St. John into a hundreds of thousands of dollars budget shortfall; Prince George Spruce Kings fever; more on the protection of an endangered Caribou species and the intense debate.

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Full Episode for Monday, April 8, 2019: Daybreak North

Canadian spacewalk; Free menstrual products in B.C. schools; Chetwynd worried about future as caribou preservation plans unveiled; Prince George homeless mount protest for better treatment; Indigenous family speaks about having their baby taken away by authorities; How wildfire smoke is affecting children with asthma; How the Humboldt bus crash has changed safety regulations in the trucking industry.

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Traditional Indigenous hand games make a comeback in northern B.C.

Traditional Indigenous hand games, played against the sound of the snare drum, were almost silenced in northeastern B.C. in the last generation. Now, they're making a comeback

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Full Episode for Friday, April 5, 2019: Daybreak North

Women fighting the Zero Waste crusade; Spring cleaning your career; Eli Glasner reviews 'Shazam'; Rain at last in Prince Rupert; Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman on energy companies and climate change; Fears of up to 500 job losses due to caribou protection in Chetwynd; Syrian refugee finds artistic career in Fort Nelson; Provincial gas prices hit record highs; Food security in northern B.C.

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New book about legendary Wet'su'wet'en elder a path to understanding Canadian-Indigenous relations

Ross Hoffman of UNBC has written a book chronicling the life of legendary elder Alfred Joseph, or Gisday'wa, a Wet'su'wet'en hereditary chief who played a key role in the Dalgamuukw court case.

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Victoria mayor having 'second thoughts' about class action lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

Over the past month, municipalities in B.C. have been receiving a letter from Victoria mayor Lisa Helps asking them to consider joining a class action lawsuit against fossil fuel companies to recover the costs of climate change. But now she says she's reconsidering the action, because the need to act to reduce carbon is more urgent.

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Remembering when Prince George was Hollywood North North

From 1998 to 2005, Prince George hosted movie stars like Ben Affleck and Ashley Judd as major Hollywood studios shot films in the city, largely thanks to the efforts of Sara Shaak. The former Prince George film commissioner looks back on the time, and talks about how the industry has changed in the years since.

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Addressing Islamophobia in the House of Commons

Prince George's Lila Mansour says she's never felt unsafe wearing hijab in her community, but she knows that's not the case for all Muslim women in Canada. So when she had the chance to stand in the House of Commons and address the Prime Minister, she chose to tackle Islamophobia.

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Full Episode for Thursday, April 4, 2019: Daybreak North

How to define childhood obesity; Nisga'a elder named new UNBC chancellor; What's the true story behind Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott being kicked out of the Liberal party?; Prince George woman addresses Islamophobia in House of Commons; Victoria mayor Lisa Helps says she's having 'second thoughts' on lawsuit against fossil fuel companies; Road dust woes; Competitive video gaming; New bus service from Prince George to Vancouver; The revival of Indigenous handgames in Fort Nelson; Remembering Prince George's film industry which attracted Ben Affleck and Ashley Judd to town.

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Canada's sea levels are rising - and that's got B.C.'s coastal cities concerned

The sea level on the North Coast is projected to rise by 50 centimetres or more over the next 80 years without a reduction in global warming. John Clague and Des Nobels explain why they are worried

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Full Episode for Wednesday, April 3, 2019: Daybreak North

Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott removed from Liberal Party; Who's watching Canadian cellphone companies?; Is all-wheel drive worth it?; New book about legendary Wet'su'wet'en hereditary chief Alfred Joseph; Northern B.C. coastal communities threatened by sea level rise; Summer jobs; Prince George mayor Lyn Hall on climate change and wildfire preparedness; BC Regional Chief of AFN Terry Teegee on Wilson-Raybould; Indigenous women in the Downtown Eastside.

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'The time to act was 20 years ago': Northern B.C. warming at twice global rates, massive study shows

Floods, fires, rising sea levels - those are some of the ways climate change is hitting northern B.C. And a massive new report shows Canada is warming at twice the rate global averages, and northern B.C. warming even faster than that. Joe Shea of UNBC breaks down some of the information.

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More work needed to preserve stories of B.C.'s Punjab pioneers, researcher says

Although Indo-Canadians have been a part of the province for over a century, a local researcher says little has been done to preserve their history and their stories. Satwinder Bains is the director of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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Record-breaking weekend as visitors flock to Tumbler Ridge for Game of Thrones promotion

Tumbler Ridge is home to fewer than 2,000 people, but over the weekend thousands more flocked to the community for the rare chance to sit in a throne from HBO's 'Game of Thrones.'

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Oceans rising, temperature climbing: How will Canada act after massive report on climate change?

A new report shows temperatures in Canada are rising at twice global rates, and the rate is even higher in northern B.C. where communities are dealing with worsening floods, fires and drought. Federal Minister Johnathan Wilkinson talks carbon, Trans-Mountain and rising sea levels.

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

Northern B.C. warming at more than twice global rates; Young players in Prince Rupert on the end of the Canadian Women's Hockey League; Worst summer jobs; Push amongst Liberals to remove Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from party; Tracking frogs; Record-breaking visitors to Tumbler Ridge of Game of Thrones promotion; Understanding the massive climate change report from federal government; Wildfire preparedness; More work needs to be done to preserve B.C.'s Sikh history; Inspirational story from the world of wrestling.

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Could artificial intelligence predict potholes before they happen?

John Zelek of the University of Waterloo is developing new technology that could save cities money by telling them which roads need fixing before they became pocked with potholes.

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Race is on to replace Nathan Cullen as MP for B.C.'s north coast

For fifteen years, the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding has been represented by Nathan Cullen of the NDP. But as he steps aside, it's an open race to replace him. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata introduces some of the names already in the ring.

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Full Episode for Friday, March 29, 2019: Daybreak North

Night shift: being homeless; Eli Glasner reviews 'Dumbo'; How worried are Canadians about their financial situation?; Using artificial intelligence to detect potholes before they happen; Holi Glow party in Prince George; What you need to know about changes to ICBC; Candidates put their name into the ring to replace Nathan Cullen as MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley; B.C. coroner map reveals unidentified human remains across the province; The right to bare arms in the B.C. legislature; Choosing the right first job; Stopping algae blooms.

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Engineers needed for tiny steam engine in Prince George

Riding the Little Prince, a 1912 steam engine, is a summer tradition in Prince George. But now the tiny train needs new engineers in order to keep operations on the rails.

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How a Tumbler Ridge tour company hid an Iron Throne in the woods for HBO

Hundreds of people have been out to see an Iron Throne HBO hid in the woods near Tumbler Ridge, but a small group of people have known about the 'Game of Thrones' promotion since January and worked hard to keep it secret.

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Full Episode for Thursday, March 28, 2019: Daybreak North

Healthcare workers on the night shift; Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach running to replace Nathan Cullen; Sacrilegious advertising; Airline passenger rights; How a Tumbler Ridge woman kept the 'Game of Thrones' visiting town secret; Why do people in the north's remote communities take longer to get HIV tests?; Giant traditional cedar hats places on Metlakatla housing development; Cities suing fossil fuel industry for costs of global warming; TedX talks coming to Prince Rupert.

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Family wants changes after teen girl stranded alone overnight at Calgary airport en route to Fort St. John

A B.C. family is seeking answers from airlines, after a 15 year old girl spent the night alone on the floor of the Calgary International Airport. The girl was flying from Kelowna, B.C. to visit family in Fort St John, B.C. But a flight delay, a change in routes, and a ticket issued with errors left her stranded a province away from home.

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HBO hid a throne from 'Game of Thrones' in northern B.C. Meet the retired hikers who found it

A couple from the small community of Tumbler Ridge, B.C. found one of the six thrones hidden around the world in a contest that promotes the HBO show's final season. Kevin and Birgit Sharman share their story.

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

Online medical appointments; Judging wine by its label; Drones in natural resource industries; Engineers needed for Prince George's Little Prince steam engine; Protests over opening of herring spawn fishery on the North Coast; Family wants answers after 15-year-old girl stranded in Calgary airport; What to expect from wildfire season; HBO hides Game of Thrones throne in Tumbler Ridge; More funds for search and rescue groups in B.C.

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Prince George transit fares increasing for students and seniors; Push towards cashless payments

Prince George councillor Garth Frizzell on why the city is changing its transit fees.

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First Nations LNG Alliance welcomes B.C. NDP's tax credit for corporate LNG projects

The B.C. government is introducing new legislation that it says would attract more LNG projects to the province, in part by granting tax credits. Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO of the First Nations LNG Alliance, welcomes the change.

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How the city of Prince George is preparing for climate change

From flooding to fires, climate change will have implications for the central interior. Josh Kelly is Prince George's supervisor for energy, environment and sustainability.

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

Democratic strategy after Mueller report; Douglas Fir beetle infestation issues; Federal party leaders under scrutiny after response to New Zealand massacre; Prince George bus fare changes; How Prince George is preparing for climate change; Road dust issues in the central interior; Overnight truck driver; Child safety registration at Prince George car dealership; First Nations LNG Alliance; Soccer vs softball.

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Full Episode for Monday, March 25, 2019: Daybreak North

Stories from people working on the night shift; Apple plans to move into streaming and news; How homebuyers in the north are affected by new federal government incentives; RCMP spouse on how a lack of officers affects families; Why is spring break two weeks long?; Record-cold February and unusually warm March signs of climate change in Prince George; Pride in Fort Nelson as first international festival comes to a close; Federal government doubles financial transfers to municipalities; CBC investigation into car recalls.

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How a shortage of RCMP officers affects families of police officers

Dawson Creek city council has decided not to cut the number of RCMP positions in the community, thanks in part to Carina Wingerak whose husband is a police officer. She spoke to council about the impacts staffing shortfalls have on families, and she speaks to guest host Andrew Kurjata.

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More money for cities in federal budget

The biggest spending increase in this year's federal budget was a doubling of funds from the gas tax going directly into municipal pockets, a move being celebrated by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities president Vicki-May Hamm.

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Celebration in Fort Nelson as first annual Northern Lights Festival concludes

B.C.'s northernmost municipality has been struggling over the past few years, but this March community members decided to celebrate with the first Northern Lights Festival, which also attracted visitors from around the world. CBC's Carolina de Ryk was there and spoke to people at the closing ceremonies.

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

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

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Meet 'Cataline', a larger-than-life French entrepreneur who sought his fortune in B.C.'s gold rush

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

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

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

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

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

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Prince George residents report finding winter ticks from moose

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

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

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

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

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

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Full Episode for Monday, March 18, 2019: Daybreak North

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

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New immigration program entices entrepreneurs to northern B.C. - but is it enough to make them stay?

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

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

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

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

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

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Putting up a stink: The skunk that doesn't want to leave a B.C. woman's garage:

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

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

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

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Maintaining northern B.C.'s history a costly ask in time of tight budgets

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

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

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

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

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

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Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs demanding province take action on opioid crisis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New electronic dance music festival coming to peaceful Robson Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dawson Creek looks to reduce RCMP force despite spike in crime

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

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

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

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How cannabis pardons will affect people's criminal records

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

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

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

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New donations bins for Prince George

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

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

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

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

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

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Lheidli T'enneh First Nation suing Enbridge over pipeline explosion near Prince George

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

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Full Episode for Thursday, February 28, 2019: Daybreak North

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

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

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

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The Northern B.C. monorail that never was

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

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

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

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

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

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Who is buying condos in downtown Prince George?

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

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

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

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