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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UNBC students may help solve a deadly problem

Students from UNBC are competing to solve real-world problems using synthetic biology, and they're hoping one of their solutions could make a big difference. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk introduces a piece by story producer Andrew Kurjata.

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

Canada's banks deny compensation when cyber criminals hack into online accounts, steal customers' money; a group of UNBC students think they've figured out how to detect opioids hidden in recreational drugs; perils for pedestrians during this time of year; more from a group that's trying to help Indigenous women in the northwest recover from addiction; Dracula: The Bloody Truth; Daybreak learns to Zumba.

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Raising money for kids with Zumba

Grab your maracas! Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk shakes it up with Zumba instructor Sandra Cardenas.

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Full Episode for Friday, October 18, 2019: Daybreak North

The Margit Sky Project is coming to Prince George; Cross Country Checkup goes west. Canada's national call-in show will be on-location in Alberta and British Columbia; mounting calls for more help for mounties with PTSD. Former Cst. Jason Gillis speaks with Daybreak; our election panel takes aim at the firearms debate in the federal election; a regional recycling depot is shutting down its weekend hours after finding needles mixed in with its plastics; Is the Energetic City... not energetic enough?

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'I felt alienated. I didn't feel welcome:' former Prince George, B.C. Constable

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Jason Gillis, retired RCMP Constable, about his experience with post traumatic stress disorder, and what he thinks Canada's national police force can do better.

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A conversation about gun control in northern B.C.

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk hosts an election panel on gun control with Lila Mansour, Bobby Deepak, and Brian Trombley.

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Open Casting Call for Bunk #7

A northwest, B.C. artistic director is casting for the play Bunk #7. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Marianne Brorup Weston about the story of a Nisga'a lawyer and his time at residential school.

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What the election could mean for local roads and bridges

How much of a role should civic issues have in federal elections? Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Prince George City Councillor Garth Frizzell. He's also the vice president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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

The potential health risks of vaping with THC; we find out whether strategic voting actually affects electoral outcomes; what this election could mean for the roads and bridges in your community; a conversation with an archaeologist to help understand why cultural land should be preserved; the story of a Nisga'a lawyer who wrote a play about his time at residential school.

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Taking up new sports is a great way to spend retirement, senior athletes say

Linda Meise competed in track and field as a teenager but didn't take it up again until after she retired. Now she's president of of the Prince George chapter of the 55+ B.C. Games, and she's recruiting more athletes in northern B.C. to take part.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019: Daybreak North

Understanding poll numbers; Prescription heartburn drug recall; Trusting politicians; Recruitment drive for more 55+ athletes in Northern B.C.; Which issues are resonating with voters?; Door-knocking with the Liberal candidate in Prince Rupert; How a small, independent music shop has stayed in business for 51 years.

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

A new Sesame Street Muppet helps kids understand parents with addictions; Heather Scoffield on the final week of the election campaign; Do you know what MPs do?; Publishers try to limit library access to eBooks; The fight over logging culturally sensitive areas on Haida Gwaii; Door-knocking with the People Party's candidate in Prince Rupert; How to help bees in northern B.C.; Encounters with fame contest winner.

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E-book restrictions coming to public libraries

Ignacio Albarracin, public service manager of the Prince George Library, on Macmillan Publishing's decision to restrict e-book sales to public libraries in an effort to protect author profits.

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Election Panel: how parties are treating northern B.C.'s economy

Forestry, pipelines and robots. The issue of jobs is a central theme for political parties. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk convenes an election panel with labour activist, lawyer, college instructor, and former B.C. NDP candidate Bobby Deepak, and Colleen van Mook, executive director of Downtown Prince George.

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Haida carver Robert Davidson files affidavit to protect cedar trees on Haida Gwaii

Internationally-renowned Haida artist and carver Robert Davidson explains why he is taking legal action to protect cedar trees from being logged.

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

Are online credit scores reliable?; Weed in the workplace; Eli Glasner reviews 'Gemini Man'; High school students hear Cariboo-Prince George candidates debate; Artist Robert Davidson has filed an affidavit in the BC Supreme Court to protect cedar trees outside Old Masset; Panel on how political party platforms might affect the Northern B.C. economy; B.C. legislature returns for fall session.

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Some Indigenous people see voting as a colonial act, activist explains

While you'll often hear encouragement to vote, not everyone agrees with the concept. Youth activist Nipâwi Kakinoosit of the Sucker Creek First Nation explains why he is choosing to abstain during this election.

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More than 100 people are waiting for a place to live in a small Indigenous community

The First Nations community of Witset (Moricetown) in northwestern B.C. is not large, but it's still facing a housing crisis. Housing manager Lacey Naziel explains.

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

Gitxan fashion designer Yolonda Skelton; Why election signs work; The future of voice technology; Disastrous Thanksgiving stories; Nipawi Kakinoosit on why Indigenous voters might abstain from voting; LNG, women's rights and food security questions at Northern B.C. candidate forums; Klezmer-Punk musician Geoff Berner.

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In an age of social media, why do politicians still use campaign signs?

Why is the lawn sign so pervasive during elections? Political strategist Zain Velji explains.

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Food security, LNG and reproductive rights up for debate at trio of Northern B.C. election forums

Candidates for all three northern B.C. ridings squared off at events in Prince George and Prince Rupert Wednesday night. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata and Matt Allen share some of the highlights and most heated moments.

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One year after pipeline explosion, Lheidli T'enneh First Nation waiting for answers

It was one year ago today that a natural gas pipeline exploded near Prince George. Now, the people who live near that pipeline are still waiting for answers about what went wrong, and the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation is taking legal action against Enbridge.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, October 9, 2019: Daybreak North

The profile of an undecided voter; Cars and personal data; A new approach to colon cancer screening; One year anniversary of Enbridge pipeline explosion; UNBC research on cannabis consumers; A lack of enthusiasm for the election; Why hate crime data in Canada is unreliable; Terrace homelessness update.

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Councillor Cori Ramsay on Prince George's fight against poverty

The city of Prince George is tackling issues around poverty with pilot projects for downtown washrooms, free storage lockers and a comprehensive profile of who needs help in the community.

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

A controversial study on red meat is coming under extra scrutiny; reaction to a bitumen by rail pilot underway across northern B.C.; how did the last leaders' debate set the stage for the next two weeks?; a conversation about the importance of affordable housing to family and community with leadership in Witset; city of Prince George is offering storage lockers to homeless people downtown; a disability activist says a community of six million people is being ignored; how some cities are solving the loneliness issue; more from a reluctant hockey mom about her experiences with competitive sport and her own children.

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Retired RCMP livestock investigator says coyotes likely to blame for farm animals with missing genitals near Fort St. John

Fort St. John RCMP warned livestock owners to keep tabs on their animals after a horse and bull were found dead with their genitals missing, just nine days apart, but a retired investigator with the force says coyotes are the likely cause.

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

More on a little-known rule that allows airlines to keep money paid by customers without delivering on what was advertised; a U.K. trade fight continues as the U.S. resumes talks with China; where the major parties stand on immigration; trash talk with Rachael Ryder of the Regional District of Fraser Fort George; more from federal candidates in the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding; Door Knocking with Daybreak heads inside the Conservatives' call centre; what to watch for in tonight's federal leaders debate; Retired RCMP livestock investigator says coyotes likely to blame for farm animals with missing genitals near Fort St. John.

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Garbage from around central B.C. is being shipped to Prince George to create energy

The Foothills landfill is converting trash to energy.

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Indigenous voter panel on reconciliation and the federal election

With political parties making promises around Indigenous rights and reconciliation, former Carrier Sekani Tribal Chief David Luggi and entrepreneur Lucy Sager discuss their thoughts on the issues and platforms.

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Years after bombing at the Prince George Exhibition, comedian Chris Gaskin returns home to record stand-up special

Chris Gaskin is based in Vancouver, but he calls Prince George home, which is why he's returned to town to record a live set. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk about how the city influenced his comedic perspective.

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Family farmers need more support, forum hears

Provincial officials visited Prince George to get feedback on how agricultural land is managed in B.C. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata spoke with family farmers from the region about the challenges they're facing.

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Full Episode for Friday, October 4, 2019: Daybreak North

Fake tech support; Eli Glanser reviews 'Joker'; Farmers says B.C. needs to do more to support agriculture; Comedian Chris Gaskin returns to Prince George to tape stand-up special; Indigenous voters on reconciliation and the election; What astronomy can teach us about climate change; How to prepare to meet grizzly bears; Your stories of encountering celebrities in the real world.

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Pine Centre Mall finds new future after Sears shutdown

Northern B.C.'s largest indoor shopping centre is undergoing a $17 million renovation to help fill the hole left by the closure of Sears, and welcoming new tenants from Purdy's to Lululemon to a B.C. Cannabis shop. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata meets mall manager Rachel Olson to speak about the future.

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UNBC offers free tuition to Lheidli T'enneh students as part of reconciliation efforts

The University of Northern B.C. and Lheildi T'enneh First Nation have partnered to provide free undergraduate tuition and supports to qualifying students as part of the university's efforts at putting reconciliation into action.

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Full Episode for Thursday, October 3, 2019: Daybreak North

White House in chaos; Cyber-security in corporations; Pine Centre Mall finds replacements for Sears; Former RCMP officer finds new life as official bee inspector; Free tuition for Lheidli students attending UNBC; Seniors' housing problems in Prince George; RCMP investigating livestock with genitals cut off in Fort St. John; New movie tells the story of Simon Gunannot.

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Former RCMP officer finds new life as beekeeper and bee inspector in Prince George

The CBC's Betsy Trumpener meets retired RCMP officer Barry Clark.

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Legendary story of Simon Gunanoot told in new movie

In 1906, Simon Gunanoot was accused of murder in northwestern B.C. The Gitxsan businessman evaded capture for 13 years before eventually surrendering-- then being found not guilty. His story is being captured in a new film with input from his grandchildren.

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iPad app helps rural B.C. doctors connect with help in emergencies

Dr. Don Burke has developed an app that puts rural doctors in touch with critical care specialists with the touch of a button, and he hopes it helps more medical professionals stay in northern B.C.

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As more seniors retire in Prince George, new job created to help find age-appropriate housing

Up to one in four people in Prince George will be 65 or older by 2038, making seniors' housing a growing priority.

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How drilling technology is reshaping the urban landscape

From pipelines to fibre optic internet, there's a lot going on underneath your feet. The CBC's Ariel Fournier explains how it all works.

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Incoming College of New Caledonia president shares his vision

Dennis Johnson is beginning his tenure as president of the College of New Caledonia. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk about his vision for post-secondary education in and around Prince George.

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Parking and petrochemicals dominate discussion at Q&A session with Prince George mayor Lyn Hall

Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall is hosting a series of "ask me anything" style sessions. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata captured part of day one.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Daybreak North

Red meat and health; Rick Astley for Prime Minister; Breast cancer awareness; NHL season preview; New tech to help rural doctors in emergency situations; The impact of Quebec on the federal election; Environment, traffic and parking dominate first Talktober session in Prince George; New College of New Caledonia President Dennis Johnson; How pipeline technology has affected the installation of internet cables.

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Northwestern B.C. mayors want more revenue from resource projects

Mayor Lee Brain of Prince Rupert explains the hope for revenue sharing in northwestern B.C.

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Prince George residents get the chance to ask the mayor anything

Once again, the mayor of Prince George is inviting residents to ask him anything, face-to-face at Talktober events in the city.

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Here's what you need to know about winter tire rules

October 1 marks the beginning of winter tire rules in B.C. Scott Maxwell of the Ministry of Transportation outlines what you need to know.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Daybreak North

70 years of Communist China; What are the parties promising seniors in the election?; Prince George residents invited to ask the mayor anything; Winter tire rules for Oct. 1; Daycare promises for the election; Building your own pre-fab home; Getting northwestern B.C. cities more tax revenue.

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Full Episode for Monday, September 30, 2019: Daybreak North

Go Public investigates fraudsters using Interac; Impeachment and the markets; Indigenous voters; Orange shirt day; New details about northern B.C. homicides; New Prince George airport CEO; Solid bitumen shipping to Asia via Prince Rupert; B.C.'s Omburdson touring northern B.C.

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B.C. mayors have mixed reaction to decision to suspend rural grant money in favour of forest worker support package

The B.C. government has decided to fund its $69 million forest worker support program by suspending a rural grant program meant to help small communities develop and diversify their economics, prompting criticism from the B.C. Liberals and mixed feelings in the communities that will and won't be getting the money.

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Northwestern municipal leaders want more rules around rail safety

As the amount of oil and gas products being shipped by rail through northern B.C. increases, local leaders want more regulation and more support. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Dean Paranich of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.

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Father of teenage murder victim in Quesnel says he hasn't heard from police in years

Twenty years after a B.C. teenager was murdered in Quesnel, her father said he has no idea where the RCMP investigation stands. Jim Braem said he hasn't heard from RCMP investigators in a decade, despite visiting the Quesnel detachment several times last year to ask for an update on the murder of his 16-year-old daughter, Deena.

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Britt AM unties 'Pyschic Knots'; Celebrates year one of Good Egg Records in Prince George

Britt Meierhofer is a musician and founder of Good Egg Records in Prince George. She's just released a new album that she says helped untie some of her past hangups. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk about putting it together, as well as how having a record label has helped make new inroads for the Prince George music scene.

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Under the Influence host Terry O'Reilly offers advice to Northern B.C. entrepreneurs

Advertising guru, author and speaker Terry O'Reilly has decades of insight into the world of advertising. He's in Prince George to speak to small business owners and entrepreneurs, and he dropped by our studio for a preview.

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The science, economics and politics of climate action in Northern B.C.

As thousands of people worldwide prepare to take part in climate action, we strike two panels to discuss the current environmental movement. UNBC climate researcher Joe Shea and economics student and Green Party volunteer Lila Mansour discuss why they believe political action is urgent. Then, Fort Nelson-based LNG supporter Kristi Leer and Prince George labour lawyer Bobby Deepak discuss environment and the federal election.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 27, 2019: Daybreak North

CBC investigates the state of Canada's recycling industry; Eli Glasner reviews the Judy Garland biopic 'Judy'; Kitimate-Stikine politicians demand more rail safety; Environmental panels with UNBC researcher Joe Shea, UNBC economics student Lila Mansour, Haida Gwaii high school students Maggie Borrowman and Greta Romans, Prince George labour lawyer Bobby Deepak and Fort Nelson LNG advocate Kristi Leer; Under the Influence host Terry O'Reilly visits Prince George; Good Egg Records founder and musician Britt Meierhoffer (Britt AM) celebrates new album.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 26, 2019: Daybreak North

Impeachment inquiry begins in the United States; Amazon debuts streaming music service; Mackenzie mayor weighs in on forestry funding and rural grant program suspension; Mayor of Fort Nelson lobbying for 911 service in B.C.'s far north; Northern FanCon looking for $100,000 of support to keep running; Where political parties land on health policies; Doorknocking with the Liberal candidate for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies; 1,000 origami ravens being folded at UNBC in effort to spark conversation around reconciliation; Northern B.C. actor and musician lands major role in 'Lego: Jurassic World' television series.

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B.C.'s northermost municipality lobbies for 911 service following high profile homicides

There are still more questions than answers after last summer's manhunt which left two people dead near Fort Nelson and one dead near Dease Lake. The events left many people fearful of travelling in the region, and prompted new calls for 911 service provincewide.

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UNBC students folding 1,000 origami ravens to spark conversation about reconciliation

Maybe you've heard the Japanese legend of folding one thousand origami cranes to get a wish from the gods. At the University of Northern B.C. in Prince George, staff and students are folding one thousand origami ravens as part of a year-long program focused on reconciliation.

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Northern FanCon looking for $100,000 in advance ticket sales to survive

For five years, Norm Coyne has organized Northern FanCon, a three-day festival celebrating comics, cosplay, movies and more. But now he's trying to take the festival independent, and needs to sell $100,000 worth of tickets by Sunday to make it happen.

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Prince George actor and musician lands iconic role in 'Lego Jurassic World' miniseries

William Kuklis is a singer-songwriter based out of Prince George, but he's also a voice actor who can be heard Saturday mornings playing the character of Dennis Nedry — first brought to the screen by Wayne Knight — in a new Lego animated miniseries set in the Jurassic World.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Daybreak North

Would you buy a knockoff? Amazon is being accused of copying another company's product design again; a look at new crash data saying that women are far more likely to get injured; more on new research on lifestyle that could help prevent breast cancer; more from a rural B.C. councillor who is trying to get provincial support for her villages' recycling program; the roar of more than 200 trucks will be heard during a rally in Vancouver; what parents can do to help their kids cope with eco-anxiety; the best way to help pregnant women who are struggling with addiction; Quesnel's reaction to the suspension of the Rural Dividend Fund.

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How a social worker's personal experience with FASD is helping others

Lisa Lawley has had three children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome, and she uses that experience to help support other families in northern B.C.

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Prince George restaurateur says 'Foodie Friday' is devastating to downtown businesses

Foodie Friday is a city of Prince George initiative that allows food trucks to set up shop downtown in order to attract visitors. But Troy Mackenize, who owns two downtown restaurants, says the event does more harm than good.

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Alex Cuba played almost every instrument for his 7th studio album

Grammy-nominated musician Alex Cuba has travelled the world, though he still calls Smithers, B.C. home. He speaks about his latest album, 'Sublime.'

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B.C. government funds $69M forestry support program by cancelling rural grants

The B.C. Government has suspended the Rural Dividend Fund, a $25 million dollar grant to help small, rural communities diversify or develop their economy. CBC News has learned some of the money will go towards forests minister Doug Donaldson's $69 million dollar program to help forestry workers. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk gets reaction from Port McNeil Mayor Gaby Wickstrom.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, September 24, 2019: Daybreak North

More on the prevalence of bare-knuckle fighting in the good ol' hockey game; Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman talks about why the entire province needs to be considered when discussing climate change; a look at what the parties are promising and how much it might be resonating with voters; why the B.C. government is suspending the Rural Dividend Program and diverting the money towards helping forestry workers; jail guards worry about safety after inmates riot at the Prince George correctional facility; reporter Betsy Trumpener hits the streets to canvass with the NDP candidate for Cariboo-Prince George; the next part of our series on energy innovations.

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How natural gas fuels fertilzer

It's no secret natural gas is big business in B.C., but did you know it's also used to feed crops? CBC's Ariel Fournier shares the story as part of our series on innovation in the oil and gas industry.

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'Riot' at Prince George jail has guards worried for safety, union says

Inmates took over the elevator at the Prince George jail this weekend, damaging the building and injuring one. Dean Purdy is vice-president of the union that represents jail guards in B.C., and he says its just the latest in a series of violent incidents that have his members worried for their safety.

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Northern B.C.'s last daily paper, the Prince George Citizen, is becoming a weekly

For 103 years, the Prince George Citizen has been published on a near-daily basis. But now the last-surviving daily paper in northern B.C. is transitioning to a weekly.

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Red Green actors discusses hanging up the duct tape

Steve Smith has played the character of Red Green on TV and on stage for decades. Now, he's letting audiences say goodbye to the duct tape enthusiast with a national tour whose stops include Prince George and Grande Prairie. Smith speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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How cities would be different if they were designed by and for women

Many cities were designed to be navigated by men who were working day jobs. Now cities are increasingly turning towards to what's known as a gender equity approach to city building. The CBC's Alex Zabjek shares the story.

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Low-cost counselling program in Prince George running out of money

The Prince George Community Counselling Centre allows UNBC students working on their practicums to see clients for low-cost $20 sessions, providing mental health support to people who may not otherwise afford it. But now, the program itself is in need of funds.

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Mayor of Telkwa on spruce beetle concerns.

Brad Layton, mayor of Telkwa, says the provincial government needs to do more to combat spruce beetle infestations which has become an epidemic in his community.

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Full Episode for Monday, September 23, 2019: Daybreak North

Why banks often won't reimburse customers when fraudsters steal their e-transfer money; SPCA asking the RCMP to investigate a possible link to domestic violence in the case of 3 dogs shot in the head and dumped in a ditch; what would cities look like if they were designed with women in mind; the Mayor of Telkwa says the province needs to do more to combat spruce beetle; Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou heads back to court... more on the two new episodes of the podcast Sanctioned: The Arrest of a Telecom Giant; 2018 saw extremely low water levels in northern B.C., will it be the same this year?

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Full Episode for Friday, September 20, 2019: Daybreak North

Why a group of women in Charlottetown meet early in the morning to toss tires, swing ropes, and pound hammers; how much power do young people really have in the fight against climate change?; Downton Abbey jumps to the big screen in a new movie where the royals are dropping by; a group of Canadian health organizations are calling for greater restrictions on vaping products; North Okanagan-Shuswap NDP candidate Harwinder Singh's response to the controversy surrounding Justin Trudeau; Prince George restaurant owner says the city's weekly food truck event is hurting his business; a trip along the Skeena on a new shuttle service that's been offered between Prince Rupert and Terrace; Red Green retires after more than thirty years of bringing handy-man humour to TV screens and books; reaction from veteran Prince George journalist Bill Phillips on the Prince George Citizen's done with daily.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 19, 2019: Daybreak North

How the major federal parties trying to win over the millennial voters; an ammonia leak in Hazelton caused stir at the district's new hockey rink; a year after her body was found, we'll hear from the family of Jessica Patrick as they search for closure and change; what are the benefits of CBD? Many doctors say we don't know enough; a new service trying to fill the void between Prince Rupert and Terrace; Can an election phone call cement your vote, or does it have some other purpose?; the high price of providing low cost counselling. Why a Prince George centre is in peril; Betsy Trumpener has more on our new series "Door knocking with Daybreak;" we'll meet a Quesnel grocery store meat manager who raps meat by day, and music at night.

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Meat wrapper by day, music rapper by night

A B.C. grocery store manager who wraps meat by day is turning his rants into rap at night. His Quesnel hip hop band, Exile, include a forklift driver at the mill, and a cannabis store clerk. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Ryan Knutson.

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The importance of laundry facilities for firefighters

Terrace Fire Chief John Klie says washing carcinogens off firefighting gear is critical to reduce the risk of cancer and a new washer and dryer for the department could actually be a lifesaver.

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Union leader calls for jobs commissioner to scrutinize mill shutdowns

As forestry jobs continue to disappear in B.C., a union leader in Prince George says the government should do more to scrutinize the business practices of corporations shutting mills down and putting people out of work.

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Forget oil, beer could be the next liquid transported by pipeline

In B.C. we tend to think oil and gas whenever the subject of pipelines comes up. But in Belgium, beer is flowing and it could transform the beverage industry.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 18, 2019: Daybreak North

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says he won't change stumpage fees; Bad blood in the federal election; Getting ready for flu season; The importance of clean firefighting gear; Three dogs found shot dead in Prince George ditch; Forest workers union calls for more scrutiny of companies shutting down operations in B.C.; Physics in the forest; Thai consular general visits Prince Rupert; Negotiating sexual consent; Beer pipelines.

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B.C. brewery experimenting with compostable four-pack rings as alternative to plastic

Barkerville Brewing sends approximately 22,000 plastic rings out into the world every year. The Quesnel-based brewery hopes a new product made out of brewing waste could help change that.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, September 17, 2019: Daybreak North

Where do federal parties stand on a safe supply of drugs and climate change?; Stop signs in the Nuxalk language go up in Bella Coola; Some residents of Fort Nelson want the conservation officer to kill a local grizzly bear; Safety of B.C. forestry roads questioned after fatal accident; Fallout from drone attack on Saudi oil industry; Barkerville Brewing experimenting with compostable packaging; The return of the Smithers Steelheads hockey team.

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Nuxalk Nation put up stop signs in traditional language

The Nuxalk First Nation, who live near Bella Coola, B.C., are using stop signs to promote their traditional language.

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Roaming grizzly bear not a threat to Fort Nelson residents, CO says

A 300-pound grizzly bear has been seen wandering around a rural Fort Nelson neighbourhood for nearly a month, eating apples and lawn cuttings. The local conservation officer says it's not a threat, but not everyone feels safe.

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160 years after the gold rush, living history museum incorporate Indigenous stories

It took decades, but an Indigenous character has been added to the Hurdy-Gurdy girls and gold panners who wander the streets of Barkerville, the largest living history museum in western North America. The CBC's Betsy Trumpener shares his story.

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Vanderhoof speedskater takes part in an Olympic opportunity

Alison Desmarais of Vanderhoof was the only athlete from Northern B.C. selected to take part in the RBC Training Ground finals, which works to identify Canada's next Olympic stars. The short-track speed skater speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the opportunity.

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Full Episode for Monday, September 16, 2019: Daybreak North

We'll speak to a workplace consultant about the dos and don'ts of discussing your views on the federal campaign around the water-cooler; the story of Canadian folk singer and activist Willie Dunn; how stocks oil markets are reacting after a weekend drone attack knocked out half of Saudi Arabia's oil production; a Vanderhoof athlete is taking her place against some of the country's elite athletes for an Olympic opportunity; the gold rush through Indigenous eyes. How Barkerville is changing the way it presents history; why the consul general of France was in Prince George; young people across Canada are pledging not to have children until they see governments take drastic action on climate change; how technology is changing an aging icon of urban living; more from a guest who has spent years analyzing how we mismanage our forests by collecting data on carbon emissions; Harvard study looks at why active participation is better than just sitting back and enjoying a good lecture.

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Some young people are pledging not to have children until governments take action on climate change

Climate Strike Canada activist Emma-Jane Burian on the #NoFutureNoChildren pledge.

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What a UNBC researcher learned about forest carbon emissions in Paupa New Guinea

Post-doctoral researcher Michelle Venter speaks with CBC's Carolina de Ryk about the management of forests and carbon emissions around the world.

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Why a hockey rink is more than a hockey rink in small-town B.C.

Four years ago, the community of Hazelton lost its rec centre. Now, a replacement is finally re-opening and it means a place to gather, and a health benefit, says Dr. Peter Newbury who led the charge for the new building.

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Cariboo beekeepers join the hunt for fake honey

A lot of honey you find at the grocery store isn't entirely honey, and beekeepers across the country are providing samples to help create a database that could help detect honey fraud.

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Amy Blanding goes 'Down the Line' for solo debut

Singer-songwriter Amy Blanding won over audiences as a member of Black Spruce Bog. Now she's making her solo debut, informed by that group's breakup and life in northern B.C.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 13, 2019: Daybreak North

How math skills can impact your confidence in other areas of life; China starts growing morel mushrooms, driving down prices in B.C.; Eli Glasner reviews 'Hustlers'; Why Canadian democracy needs fixing; Cariboo beekeepers join the fight against honey fraud; Moose breaks into school district office in Fort St. John; Hazelton hockey rink reopens after four years; Prince George singer-songwriter Amy Blanding makes her solo debut; Frozen salmon sperm in Prince George may help save species.

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How the shutdown of a Prince Rupert-Alaska ferry will affect Indigenous people on both sides of the border

Mique'l Dangeli is a Sm'algyax language teacher who frequently travels between B.C. to Alaska by ferry, but that could soon change. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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The story of Sturgill, the driftwood moose that captured the heart of Fort St. John

'Sturgill' is a moose made of driftwood that was originally part of a temporary exhibit at the Peace River Art gallery in Fort St. John. But he proved so popular, a fundraising campaign was mounted to make him a permanent piece of the gallery. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks to artist Michelle Pringle about how Sturgill was created.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 12, 2019: Daybreak North

Health concerns over vaping; Why B.C. matters this time around in the federal election; Troubled sawmill may be shut down after being licensed as marijuana grow-op; How the shut-down of the Prince Rupert to Alaska ferry will affect Indigenous people on both sides of the border; Williams Lake family moves to Alberta to escape forestry crisis; The story of Sturgill, the driftwood moose in Fort St. John; New housing project aimed at combating homelessness and addiction proposed for Prince George; Author Ivan Coyote tours small-town northern B.C.; Hunting for truffles in Prince George.

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Searching for the elusive Prince George truffle

It's been a great year for mushrooms around Prince George, and that includes truffles-- yes, truffles grow in northern B.C.

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Author Ivan Coyote on why small towns hold the greatest stories

Ahead of a stint as the writer-in-residence for UNBC's English department, award-winning author Ivan Coyote is touring small towns in northern B.C.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 11, 2019: Daybreak North

18 years after 9/11, war in Afghanistan drags on; New snow removal policy for Prince George; The health effects of high blood pressure; Setting up the election races in Northern B.C.

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With fewer 'safe' seats in Northern B.C., federal parties vying for votes as election gets underway

As the federal election officially kicks off, the CBC's Andrew Kurjata gives an overview of how the races are shaping up in the ridings of Cariboo-Prince George, Skeena-Bulkley Valley and Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies.

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'Mushroom season of the century' in Prince George

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata takes a fungi field trip with UNBC mushroom biologist Hugues Massicotte to unearth the fungus among us.

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'Go big or go home': $140 sundae for sale in Fort St. John

The Music Junkies Cafe in Fort St. John offers a lot of ice cream for those willing to pay.

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Another blob-like heat wave is creeping near the B.C. coast

A new marine heat wave spreading across a portion of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia has so far grown into one of the largest of its kind in the last four decades, officials say, second only to the infamous 'blob' that disrupted marine life five years ago.

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Prince George cemetery almost out of room for storing cremated remains

With more people choosing to have their bodies cremated after they die, the Prince George cemetery is having to adjust the services and storage options it provides.

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Prince George woman finally gets replacement for artificial leg following drawn-out battle

Kia Johnsen will soon be able to walk on two feet again, one real and one artificial. She's finally won her battle to have the replacement of her worn-out artificial leg covered under B.C. health care —something denied to her and others who underwent ground-breaking surgery to have prosthetics attached directly to their bodies.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, September 10, 2019: Daybreak North

A conversation no parent wants to have: explaining to your child that they are dying; scientists are monitoring a new marine heat-wave off B.C.'s coast similar to 'the Blob'; Coast Mountain College students rejoice as the province announces money for two new student housing buildings; the Fort St. John cafe who is taking the concept "go big or go home" to heart; an amputee from B.C. is fighting, quite literally, to get back on her feet; we head into the woods to search for the more than 500 varieties of mushrooms found living in Prince George; we hear how people are changing the way they want their remains to be disposed of when they die.

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Refining the Hula Hoop: how the oil industry sparked a global plastics boom

The Inventions of Oil is a CBC series about oil and gas innovations hidden in our everyday lives. In the first segment, story producer Ariel Fournier delves into the plastic industry's past and future.

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Full Episode for Monday, September 9, 2019: Daybreak North

B.C. may not have had any major wildfires this year, but a psychiatrist warns children may still be suffering from PTSD from the 2017 and 2018 seasons; From Terrace to Quesnel, people are saying enough is enough when it comes to the social issues connected to the opioid crisis; new funding for the northwest trade corridor... we'll hear about the dollars for the development of the Port of Prince Rupert; the Burnaby School District has added sleep hygiene information to its curriculum after it found more than half of its students were failing to get enough sleep; shopping for the future of malls in Canada; our new series on oil and gas technology focuses on how a petroleum company and the hula hoop sparked a booming demand for plastic products; we'll hear from a family who have been cast adrift now that the Alaska ferry service to Prince Rupert is being cancelled.

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Kids likely suffering from PTSD after wildfires, new research finds

Teenagers who live in communities that experienced wildfire are suffering elevated levels of trauma, even if they didn't see the wildfires themselves.

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City councillor thinks money seized by RCMP during criminal investigations should stay in the community

Prince George city councillors Brian Skakun and Kyle Sampson discuss their proposals for improving community safety amid a spate of complaints from the public.

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How the loss of a Prince Rupert to Alaska ferry will cut off families

The U.S. government is cancelling ferry service between Prince Rupert and Metlakatla, Alaska, which means Nikki Humpherville is losing the primary method she has for visiting family.

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Why don't more students go into the trades?

In an uncertain economy, trades jobs offer security and a way to avoid debt. So why don't more people take that path? Jason Leber of the Industry Training Authority offers his thoughts.

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13-year-old boy with GoPro solves decades old missing persons case

The CBC's Bob Keating shares a remarkable discovery near Revelstoke, and how it changed one family's life.

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Asking for spare change, sitting on the sidewalk no longer allowed under Quesnel bylaws

The city of Quesnel is targeting 'nuisances' such as people sitting on sidewalks, sleeping on grass and asking for spare change. Mayor Bob Simpson says it's necessary for residents to feel safe, but others worry it unfairly targets vulnerable people.

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Port workers warn automation will result in long-term job losses for Prince Rupert

The president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Rob Ashton, speaks with CBC's Carolina de Ryk about why his union is worried about the effects of automation in Canadian ports.

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'This is where I die': Prince George man survives being chased and attacked by bear in lake

27-year-old Brandon Lattie was attacked by a bear at Ferguson Lake in Prince George this week, and wound up swimming to survive. He shares his story with our sister show, Radio West.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 6, 2019: Daybreak North

Search and rescue efforts continue in the Bahamas; ferry service connecting Alaska to Prince Rupert will end October 1st; Film Critic Di Golding joins us with her thoughts on "IT: Chapter Two"; how an automated future could affect the livelihoods of longshore workers on the north coast; Quesnel cracks down on drug use and sleeping rough on its downtown streets; a harrowing story of survival in Prince George; the remarkable story about a curious 13 year old boy with a go- pro and the decades old mystery he helped solve; when money isn't everything. Our workplace expert looks at the value of finding happiness at work; Pomp and Pressure series continues with a look at trade school.

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Downtown Eastside resident comes to Prince George to help organize drug users into their own advocacy groups

The issue of needles, addiction and overdoses is hurting communities across B.C. But often, the people most impacted by addiction are left out of the conversation. Two people hope to change that in Prince George, and they speak with the CBC's Andrew Kurjata.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 5, 2019: Daybreak North

To volunteer or not to volunteer at your kid's school, that is the question; 62-year-old actor Linda Hamilton plays Sarah Connor in the latest Terminator movie; as hundreds of people from Terrace to Quesnel call for a crackdown on crime, used needles and homeless camps in their cities, drug users say they need to be a part of the conversation; our continuing coverage of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside; we'll hear from a Prince George musician who has a big role in a Lego TV series airing this Fall; Prince George School District still doesn't have a superintendent. More on the the hunt to fill SD57's top job; more on the stress students feel about the transition to post-secondary in our series "Pomp and Pressure;" some teachers get cards, chocolates, maybe a bottle of wine. But in Fort St. John, a professional musician is thanking his influential teachers with a free concert.

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Trumpet player says 'thank you' to teachers with special concert in Fort St. John

Before he heads to pursue a master's in music in the UK, Christopher Young is thanking the people who helped him along the way with a farewell performance. He speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Pomp and Pressure: How students feel about the stress of school

As part of our special eudcation series, a pair of students discuss the stresses of studying and preparing for life after high school.

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Haida Gwaii students melt trash into diesel fuel as part of sustainability efforts

The CBC's Matt Allen visits Gudangaay Tlaats'gaa Naay high school in Massett to hear about an innovative lesson in sustainability.

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Prince George schools are running out of room for students

School District 57 board chair Tim Bennett speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the biggest issues facing the Prince George school system this year, including the search for a new superintendent and overcrowding in both high schools and elementary schools.

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Why experts say a safe supply of drugs are needed to tackles B.C.'s addictions crisis

The CBC's Tara Henley investigates the impact decriminalization of illicit drugs could have on B.C.'s addictions and opioid epidemic.

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Some Northern B.C. students feel disadvantaged when entering post-secondary life

Josh Keller grew up in Northern B.C. and believes he wasn't given the same exposure to university and college options as his counterparts in the Lower Mainland. Today, he's an administrative coordinator with the organization Post-Secondary B.C. and he has tips for how students can start preparing for life after high school.

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'I would like to be able to go for a walk without being afraid': Homelessness, public safety addressed at Terrace forum

More than 200 people packed into a public forum on homelessness in Terrace on Sept. 3. The CBC's Matt Allen reports.

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Safe driving tips for back to school

With school back in session, Chris Schultz of Prince George Driving For Life Academy shares tip on how to stay safe during your morning commute.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 04, 2019: Daybreak North

A pivotal vote in the UK Parliament has resulted in a key defeat for Prime Minister Boris Johnson; house Doctor Raj Bhardwaj on what parents can do to help avoid kids' negative experiences; why the final report on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls had errors that were allowed to stay in the official record; the link between the housing crisis and the opioid epidemic in the Downtown East Side; behind the wheel with a driving instructor for tips on back to school driving; why a northern B.C. hunter might have to pay dearly for shooting one out of season; more from a public meeting in the city of Terrace on homelessness.

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Why housing is key to kicking addictions, and what that means for tackling the overdose crisis

Overdose deaths, homelessness, mental illness and crime are a major issue for communities across B.C. As part of the series 'When Is Enough Enough?' CBC story producer Tara Henley unpacks issues around housing and addiction.

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Despair, addiction, poverty: When is enough enough?

Across the province, people are seeing the effects of overdose deaths, homelessness, mental illness and crime. CBC's Jodie Martinson delves into some of the issues and introduces a new series and public forum from CBC in B.C.

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BC Lung Association warns about dangers of vaping as kids head back to school

A recent Health Canada survey says one in four high school students have tried vaping, so the BC Lung Association is raising awareness about the dangers as students head back to school.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, September 03, 2019: Daybreak North

School district 57 still needs a superintendent; Young Canadians are unhappy; Freshman 15; Gearing up for the federal election; Inside B.C.'s first Indigenous-centric public school; Tackling vaping among teens; Why the Downtown Eastside feels more hopeless than ever and why it matters across the province; Pam Spooner hired as School District 57's first director of Aboriginal education; Living history for students at the North Pacific Cannery in Prince Rupert; The pressure of post-secondary education; Quesnel residents rally for more RCMP officers.

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Quesnel residents rally for more RCMP following rise in crime

More than 150 people gathered in downtown Quesnel to say they don't feel safe, and they want more resources for RCMP as well as addictions and mental health support. Organizer and business owner Evelyn Towgood speaks with CBC's Wil Fundal.

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Pomp and Pressure: Students headed for post-secondary experiencing anxiety and depression

There are serious consequences for the pressure put on students entering university and college. The CBC's Rachel Sanders explores some of those problems in a new series titled 'Pomp and Pressure.'

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How living in a cannery helped UNBC students gain a better appreciation of local history

CBC's Matt Allen speaks with some UNBC students who spent time working and even sleeping in the North Pacific Cannery near Prince Rupert helped them better understand the history they are studying.

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Why having Indigenous teachers and principals is important for B.C. classrooms

Pamela Spooner has been hired as the first director of Aboriginal education for school district 57 (Prince George). She speaks with CBC's Wil Fundal about her goals for the position, and why the history of Canada means it's needed.

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Seven-year-old helps design Prince George's newest playground

The City of Prince George enlisted a local expert when designing its newest playground. That expert? Seven-year-old Brinley Gurney. CBC's Nicole Oud went down to Hammond Playground to get the details from Brinley herself.

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Researchers may have discovered a way to predict fracking-caused earthquakes

Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered a precursor to earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing, which they say may be able to predict those quakes well before they happen.

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After extended boil water advisory, Prince Rupert gets new water treatment facility

Earlier this year, residents of Prince Rupert were told to boil water for six weeks in a row. Now, a new $30M water treatment facility is in the works.

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Small towns leading online pot sales in B.C.

People in smaller communities like Chemainus, 100 Mile House and Smithers bought a lot of cannabis online, according to provincial data, while sales in the Lower Mainland were lower, suggesting that people continue to buy cannabis illegally.

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Agony of de-feet: Valemount nixes giant foot sculpture, for now

Valemount village council has opted to shelve a proposal for a 12-foot foot sculpture, complete with toenails, proposed for the Big Foot trail.

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Small town of Stewart seeing surge of economic activity thanks to port expansion

Catherine Harding of the Stewart Museum and Historical Society explains the context for Stewart's economic boom.

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Tse'K'wa cave north of Fort St. John given national historic designation

Tse'K'wa in Fort St. John, B.C., one of Canada's most important archaeological and spiritual sites, has been awarded a national historic designation by the federal government. CBC's Nicole Oud speaks with Garry Oker, a councilor with the Doig River First Nation and president of the Tse'K'wa Heritage Society.

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Irish Consul General searching for Northern British Columbians of Irish descent

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Frank Flood, Ireland's first ever Consul General for British Columbia, during a visit in Prince George, B.C.

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Brewery credited with revitalizing Prince George's historic George Street

CrossRoads brewing co-owner Bjorn Butow and Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall speaks with Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal about the revival of downtown Prince George, and what they hope comes next.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 28, 2019: Daybreak North

New report says the climate in Canada is ripe for innovation but our patent system could be holding us back; a look at the unexpected rise of the pick-up truck; vaping is becoming more and more common in Canada, partly because of the idea that it's safer than smoking. But not without its risks; Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall and CrossRoads Brewing co-owner Bjorn Butow on yet another housing development being announced in the downtown; Legal cannbis sales in Canada are approaching one year on the market. So, who is buying pot online?; why one of the official representatives of the Government of Ireland is in Prince George looking for people of Irish descent; law professor Bill Bogart on why a recent case in Oklahoma could set an important legal precedent in the opioid crisis; more on a proposed public art piece for the Robson Valley.

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Why small cities do a better job resettling Syrian refugees

Small municipalities do a better job of integrating Syrian refugees, but bigger cities have more long-term opportunities, a new study from the University of Alberta finds. Professor Sandeep Agrawal speaks to Daybreak North guest host Wil Fundal.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 27, 2019: Daybreak North

Statistics Canada has a new report out that tracked cannabis use in Canada by testing toilet water; an American couple is offering a reward after their electric cello was stolen in Williams Lake, B.C.; new research focusing on how top female scientists are hired shows the people doing the hiring often don't even recognise the depths of their own biases against women; climate change is making wildfires worse, and a new study finds wildfires are making climate change worse; small cities are a better place for Syrian refugees to start out their lives in Canada but after a couple years, compassion fatigue starts to set in; parents should expect their kids to go through a mean case of "The Septembers;" the deadly "chronic wasting disease" is sweeping through Alberta and the Western US. Is B.C. prepared?; shovels will soon hit the dirt to begin expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline. More from Valemount, B.C.; with Surrey, B.C. setting up its own municipal police force, we explore the idea of whether Prince George could do the same.

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Employers who ignore gender bias promote fewer women, says study

Workplace consultant Lisa Durante discusses a new study out of UBC detailing why acknowledging gender inequality is crucial to improving hiring practices.

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Is it time for mid-sized cities to ditch the RCMP?

With news that Surrey, B.C. is moving towards a municipal police force, former RCMP officer and current Red Deer city councillor Buck Buchanan speaks with Daybreak North guest host Wil Fundal about the pros and cons of using the RCMP in mid-sized cities, and his proposal for a hybrid model in places like Prince George.

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Consider planting with a non fruit-bearing tree: Northern Bear Aware

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Dave Bakker, president of Northern Bear Aware, about how people can help prevent human-bear conflicts in northern B.C. neighbourhoods.

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To operate, it costs about $300,000 a year... we need donations: Prince George Humane Society

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Marina Crick, one of the new board members from the P.G. Humane Society, about how she and the board plan to rescue the financially strapped organization.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 26, 2019: Daybreak North

A new study reveals children can make your happier but only once they have moved out; Donna Guzik has a look ahead at the week in business; Northern Lights Estate Winery is hoping to keep the boozy bears away from your backyard with a tipsy solution to the problem; a lesson in student loans; new study suggests a third of Canadians think people born in Canada should have more of a say in our democracy than people who have immigrated from another country; Stewart, B.C. could be on on the brink of another boom; major restructuring for the Prince George Humane Society plus more on a new fundraising campaign.

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When beetles attack, lodgepole pines send chemical SOS to relatives, says U of A study

Lodgepole pines can send distress signals warning nearby trees of an imminent attack from mountain pine beetles and urging them to get their defences in place, a new study from the University of Alberta found.

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Will Trans Mountain pipeline construction save struggling forest economies?

As forestry struggles in B.C., plans are underway to ramp up construction of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project. Joel McKay of Northern Development Initiative Trust says the timing couldn't be better, but warns not everyone will be able to benefit.

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Burns Lakes' oldest building is turning 90, and efforts are underway to preserve it

St. John's Heritage Church is the oldest building in Burns Lake, but it's not clear if it will last another 90. It's been closed to the public since 2012, so the Lakes District Museum Society is ramping up efforts to get it up to code and safe for future generations.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 23, 2019: Daybreak North

Alex Trebeck's CBC audition; How we should change communities to realize the health benefits of pets; Gender equity at work still not achieved; State of northern B.C. economy; Eli Glasner reviews Ready or Not; Mackenzie rally; How trees warn each other about beetle attacks; Fort St. John preparing for 2020 BC Winter Games; Efforts underway to preserve Burns Lakes' oldest building; Melting permafrost destroying homes in NWT.

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Helen Knott's memoir is for Indigenous women, not about them

Helen Knott is a poet and writer of Dane Zaa, Nehiyaw and European descent based in Fort St. John. Her first book, 'In My Own Moccasins', is receiving early critical acclaim.

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Mackenzie Matters: B.C. forestry town rallies following summer of job losses

An estimated 3,900 people across the province have been affected by mill shut downs and curtailments, including close to 400 in Mackenzie, B.C. ⁠— or roughly 10 per cent of the community's population. Lynda Moreland is one of the organizers of the Mackenzie Matters community rally.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 22, 2019: Daybreak North

Pumpkin spice thoughts; The right to fix your tech; Anniversary of Beatles arrival in Canada; The taboo of talking about weight loss; Centres to help Indigenous family dealing with child protection services launched in Prince George and Smithers; Mackenzie Matters rally; Will Uber and Lyft come to northern B.C.?; WHO report on microplastics; Author Helen Knott; Circumcision debate; Music from Garlicfest.

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Pumpkin spice season comes early to Prince George

Café Voltaire in Prince George has started serving pumpkin spice lattes, ahead of major chains like Starbucks. But is it too soon? The CBC's Andrew Kurjata reports.

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Tackling hazing and bullying on construction sites

The B.C. Construction Association is hiring HR professionals to provide advice to companies on how to create welcoming work sites as part of an effort to recruit and retain more people into the trades.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 21, 2019: Daybreak North

Young voters more important than ever; The surprising return of the stick shift; Talking to teens about sex and drugs; Reducing bullying on B.C. construction sites; Day school survivor in Prince Rupert on how abuse shaped her life; Pumpkin spice returns to Prince George; Semi-truck driving simulators; Fall book recommendations; Teaching kids about outdoor safety.

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'It's very terrifying': Prince George resident unable to communicate with family in Kashmir

It's been more than two weeks since Akhlaq Hakim of Prince George was able to speak to his parents, brother or sister who are living in Kashmir, which has been completely cut off from phone and internet services by the Indian government.

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

Ottawa mayor comes out as gay in op-ed; Interview with mother of boy who was missing for more than 30 hours near Mackenzie; Memories of the Queen in Prince George; Safe swimming lessons; Devastating impact of deer on Haida Gwaii; Genetic analysis shows full decline of Skeena salmon stocks; Wasps; Prince George resident unable to talk to family in Kashmir; Hartley Miller celebrates 40 years in broadcasting; Saying goodbye to George the Barber and his longtime shop at the Simon Fraser Inn.

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Goodbye to two Prince George institutions: George the Barber, and the Simon Fraser Inn

After 55 years of cutting hair, George the Barber (George Blanis) passed away this weekend at the age of 81. He spent most of his career in the former Simon Fraser Inn, which is now being demolished. To say goodbye here's a story from 2014 featuring Blanis and the hotel.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 19, 2019: Daybreak North

Parental leave for fathers; Recession worries; Fort St. John needs a standalone visitor center; Free training for Indigenous drivers; Forest bathing; Teacher contract talks; Clean living as a mental disorder; Portable dog washing; Missing four-year-old found in Mackenzie; Prince George choir awarded silver medal at international competition in Sweden.

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3-year-old Indigenous wrestling fan wins over WWE star

Meadow Joseph of Prince Rupert caught some famous eyes with her custom-made costume inspired by wrestling stars Ric and Charlotte Flair and her family's Nisga'a and Wet'su'wet'en artistic styles.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 16, 2019: Daybreak North

Solving the mystery of strange circles in Prince George; No apologies from the Prime Minister; Eli Glasner reviews 'Blinded by the Light'; Tolko mill closes in Quesnel; Terry Fox's brother Darryl on the Terry Fox 360 Bike Ride; Hiring family members; Udder Fest; 3-year-old wrestling fan from Prince Rupert wins over crowd at WWE SummerSlam.

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Mystery marks: Strange circles appear on the streets of Prince George

Karen Richardson wasn't sure what to think when she noticed a painted white circle with some strange markings in it on the road outside her house. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata investigates.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 15, 2019: Daybreak North

Climate change anxiety; Lucky loon; Legal rules for roommates; Lessons for the climate crisis from WWII; Prince George residents opposed to new plastics plant proposal; Condemned school in Wells; Reducing carbon emissions in tech; Smithers classical music festival; Prince George Exhibition begins; Flamenco dancing for Parkinson's patients.

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Energy analyst says B.C. is failing to enforce its own environmental policies in gas patch

A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives warns oil and gas companies in the province's northeast are repeatedly violating environmental regulations without consequence.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Daybreak North

Making HIV testing more accessible; Seniors and millennials as roommates; Resolving conflicts with roommates; Calls for new agency to oversee oil and gas industry; No 911 warning signs on northern B.C. roads; Injured eagles on Haida Gwaii; The importance of introductions in health care; Are cars a bad investment?; Telegraph Creek wildfire one-year anniversary; How to get rid of brain freeze.

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Planting seeds of advice from a former B.C. forests minister

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Pat Bell, former Liberal MLA and B.C. forests minister between 2008 and 2011 about the forestry crisis.

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Thoughts of girlfriend helped B.C. man stay positive while waiting for rescue from 'precarious' gully

A geology worker who had to be airlifted out of a steep gully in B.C.'s far northwest says talking with co-workers about his girlfriend helped him stay calm during a stressful situation.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 13, 2019: Daybreak North

Weekend rescue north of Terrace; Gun debate in Canada; Northwest B.C. wildfires; Pat Bell on forestry crisis; Jim Pattison's play for Canfor control; Cannabis courses at Coast Mountain College; Help for businesses affected by forestry downturn.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 12, 2019: Daybreak North

An escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China has many talking about a global slowdown. Donna Guzik will be here with what we can expect in the world of business this week; more from an expert who's using the unprecedented smoke from B-C's wildfires in 2017 to validate scientific modeling of the potential effects of nuclear war on earth's climate; Doug Donaldson, B.C.'s forests minister is asking the federal government to increase support for unemployed mill workers; a criminologist says the results of the autopsies of two northern B.C. suspects could give important clues in the case; why a B.C. Pokemon enthusiast wants gamers to carry naloxone; a documentary on the first pole raising on Haida Gwaii in almost 100 years will soon be playing in the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Pokemon player saves overdosing man at Poke stop

A Pokemon player who saved an overdose victim at a Poke stop wants other gamers to carry naloxone. Daybreak North guest host Wil Fundal introduces the story, with reporter Betsy Trumpener.

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B.C. forests minister Doug Donaldson on forestry crisis

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Doug Donaldson about what the B.C. government intends to do to deal with the forestry crisis in the province.

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B.C. forests minister Doug Donaldson on forestry crisis

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with Doug Donaldson about what the B.C. government intends to do to deal with the forestry crisis in the province.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 09, 2019: Daybreak North

Canadians are ready to book medical appointments online and have 24-hour access to their health information, but the healthcare system is lagging behind; what happens when the men of the Irish mob get locked away? Our film reviewer Eli Glasner has the details; can you tell the difference between the different pine trees? You'll find out when we talk to students taking part in a student forestry program in Prince George, B.C.; the B.C. assembly of First Nations on why it is calling for a halt to all fishing along the Fraser River; more from a top 40, trendsetting, gender bending rock star ahead of Carole Pope's concert in northern B.C.; the greatest show in the Peace! Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata has more from the 97th annual Dawson Creek exhibition.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 08, 2019: Daybreak North

The race is heating up to capture audiences' attention in the streaming platform industry; zoom, zoom, zoom. A huge fad in cities across the U.S. has finally come to Canada; former B.C. RCMP officer reacts to news that the hunt for two murder suspects is now over; Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata has more on a zombie apocalypse at the Dawson Creek Fall Fair; UNBC researcher is hopeful understanding the life and philosophy of a 19th Century writer can help us create insight into the social movements happening today; a traffic control instructor has reaction to the attempted abduction of a road flagger in northeast B.C.; what power does the federal government hold when it comes to B.C. forest industry? Daybreak associate producer Nicole Oud has the details; watch out for Japanese knotweed!

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 07, 2019: Daybreak North

A recent study calls frailty a medical condition in its own right, and not an inevitable part of aging; five years later, and the owners of the Mount Polley mine haven't held accountable according to the Wilderness Committee's Joe Foy; Fisheries and Oceans Canada responds to the upstream battle for salmon and fishermen in the Skeena watershed; Stewart, B.C. port gets millions in federal cash; an expert on social media analysis shares insights about online personal theft and online misinformation; a group of 23 community leaders have written a letter to the federal government asking for help; a Terrace, B.C. filmmaker hopes his latest project can help promote unity in the wake of this season's fishing closures.

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Dr. Stanley Mills, one of Terrace, B.C.'s first permanent doctors

People are remembering the man who brought healthcare to the Skeena Valley in northwest, B.C. Guest host Wil Fundal introduces a piece produced by Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk about Dr. Stanley Mills.

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Anger over Prince George, B.C. thefts drive vigilante talk

Daybreak guest host Wil Fundal speaks with CBC reporter Betsy Trumpener about why an apparent uptick in property crime has some so upset, there's talk of taking matters into their own hands.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 06, 2019: Daybreak North

How to implement Canada's national dementia strategy; our last episode of Killers: J pod on the brink takes you inside SeaWorld in San Diego, California; more about a provincial discussion on racism that's made its way to northwest B.C.; through FOI documents, Daybreak learns of a 4th sulphuric acid spill through the heart of Trail; thefts are on the rise in Prince George, B.C. and some are threatening to take vigilante action. Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener has the details; the man who brought health care to the Skeena Valley; pondering the future of J pod; ale to the chief as we pour over the changing guard at Pacific Western Brewery.

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Prideful twist added to the annual ArtsWells festival

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk has more from ArtsWells organizer Julie Fowler on why this year's event is more inclusive.

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Farmer Cam's Foods' Cameron Bell on how to produce a bountiful harvest

What's your vegetable gardening gripe? Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with a Prince George, B.C. farmer about how to grow your best crop.

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2nd Annual Dene traditional men's handgames tournament kicks off

Indigenous handgames all but disappeared in the Fort Nelson, B.C. area. But it's making a more triumphant return of the high stakes tradition. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk has more from the far north.

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Prince George, B.C. unlocks details on a new housing project

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Mayor Lyn Hall about a new complex planned for the city of Prince George that includes onsite health services.

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Giving the bard a modern twist at a Prince George, B.C. acting camp

Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk introduces a piece by associate producer Nicole Oud from a Prince George, B.C. theatre camp.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 02, 2019: Daybreak North

Sexually transmitted infections are spreading at an alarming rate in Canada according to public health experts; Indigenous handgames all but disappeared in the Fort Nelson area but there's a triumphant return of the high stakes tradition; the CRTC's complaints commissioner has received so many calls they've released an Internet Code of Conduct for internet providers to follow; SFU criminology professor Neil Boyd has more about two homicide suspects still on the loose; a new complex planned for Prince George, B.C. could raise the roof on homelessness; the head of Sinclar Group Forest Products has more on curtailments at three of its northern B.C. mills; young actors in Prince George, B.C. are giving the bard a modern twist at an acting camp; more on a soaring 60-year-old bringing her aerial show to Quesnel, B.C.; a prideful twist being added to the annual Arts Wells festival.

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Pop-up shop gives Prince Rupert, B.C. artisans a platform for their work

Northwest B.C. art is getting on the map. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk introduces a piece produced by Prince George, B.C. associate producer Matt Allen.

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Northern B.C. hospital food: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Northern Health former Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. David Bowering says hospitals should be serving more local food to patients.

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9 year old Silas Atkins: I don't care if I win or lose, I just want to have fun

After a 46 year hiatus in Prince George, B.C., the city turns Victoria Street into a soapbox derby course. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk visits the starting line with Silas Atkins and Ian Bennett, a grandson/grandpa race team already winning the game.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 01, 2019: Daybreak North

A win for Canada and for the sport of Rugby as the women's rugby sevens team wins gold at the Pan Am Games; what's old is new again! People are stocking up on vinyl records, film cameras and vintage-styled video gaming systems; Chris Schulz from Prince George Driving for Life Academy gets behind the wheel for a lesson on how to handle highways this BC Day long weekend; former Terrace city councillor Stacey Tyers on her views about why a tent city exists there, and what can be done about it; former Northern Health Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. David Bowering on why he thinks hospitals should be serving more local food to patients; more about a pilot pop-up shop giving Prince Rupert, B.c. artisans a platform for their work; Prince George, B.C. races back in time after a 46-year hiatus. Home-made motor-less cars will speed down Victoria street on Saturday. We'll head on to the starting line with a grandpa / grandson team; Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener introduces us to a B.C. biologist who gave her 'stamp of approval' to a new postage series of Canadian bears.

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How to handle the B.C. highways this long weekend

Pumping the brakes with driving tips as we head into the August long weekend. Daybreak host Carolina de Ryk speaks with Chris Schulz with the Prince George Driving for Life Academy.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Daybreak North

A Canadian medical school is revamping how it selects the country's future doctors; changes to Health Canada's regulations will likely mean Williams Lake, B.C. needs to build a water treatment plant; how to treat a sprained ankle or wrist; Daybreak associate producer Matt Allen gets a glimpse of the place where some precious artifacts could go on display on Haida Gwaii; how much actual science is there in science fiction; District of Fort St. James' economic development officer David Schroeter on a job fair that could save out-of-work mill employees.

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

More about what the future of gene editing means for medical research; men and women who want to lead the Democratic party in the next U.S. election gather in Detroit; Dave King, past president of the Caledonia Ramblers hiking club, with tips on how to communicate in remote areas where you can't get cell service; Mackenzie, B.C. mayor on why a northern lumber town says its the hardest hit in all of the province; Prince George, B.C. city councillor Brian Skakun on a burning truck, a criminal camera caper, and the spectre of vigilante justice; Terrace city councillor Lynne Christiansen on the response to a tent city that has captured the attention of residents; the future of a performing arts centre in Prince George, B.C.; Daybreak associate producer Nicole Oud threads through Theatre Northwest's sewing camp.

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Future of single-use plastics in Prince George

Coun. Murry Krause wants to know how much control city hall has over the use of single-use plastic bags in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 29, 2019.

More on a European heat-wave heading Northwest, further endangering one of the world's most critical ice sheets; new program Kamloops, B.C. program connects people on the street with people who have been there; Could a plastic bag ban be coming to Prince George?; more on a new initiative to support queer seniors who live in care homes; if West Coast Olefins has it's way, Prince George, B.C. could soon be home to a multi-billion dollar petro-chemical plant.

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

Indigenous voters being courted by Canadian political parties; a renewed investigation into the disappearance of a family from the Cheslatta Carrier Nation; environmental concerns on a proposed petro-chemical plant proposed for Prince George, B.C.; Sherral Shaw, owner of the Gathering Tree Eatery in Valemount, B.C., installs a rainbow bench; a powerful rage harnessed in song with Haida punk rockers Jason Camp and the Posers.

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Haida punk group releases new album, tours B.C. mainland

Jason Camp and the Posers are leaving their archipelago recording studio and hitting the road for a provincial tour in support of their new album 'Silver Tongued White Man.'

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No rainbow crosswalk, but rainbow bench coming to Valemount thanks to local business

For years Sherral Shaw has wondered why Valemount won't allow a rainbow crosswalk to be painted in her community. But this week she's decided she's going to put up a rainbow bench outside her popular eatery.

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Environmental concerns after petrochemical plant proposed for Prince George

A $5.5 billion petrochemical plant is being touted as a boon for Prince George, with up to 1,000 permanent jobs promised if the project moves forward. But Tim Gray of the non-profit Environmental Defence is worried about what it could mean for the city's air and water.

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Large-scale search for new evidence of missing family in Northern B.C.

30 years ago, an entire family disappeared from northern B.C. Now, RCMP are out searching for new evidence of what may have happened to the Jack family, and the sister of the missing mother hopes she can finally get closure.

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Prince Rupert wants to give permanent residents right to vote in municipal elections

Rodrigo Samayoa moved to Canada from Guatemala more than a decade ago, but he still can't vote for mayor or council. Now, he's convinced the city of Prince Rupert to join him in pushing for a change to those limitations.

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'Everyone' deserves fast response time from RCMP, Highway of Tears advocate says

With eyes on northern B.C. earlier this week following the killing of three people in the far north, international headlines seized on the Highway of Tears, a stretch of road further south where numerous women and girls, primarily Indigenous, have gone missing or been murdered over the past five decades.

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Prince George art academy wants more adults to get their creativity flowing

With everything from outdoor art lessons to meditative sketching, Christina Watts is pulling out all the stops to get more adults to tape into their creative side, no matter what their skill level.

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

New research project could become the largest known study on transgender athletes; why the City of Prince Rupert is trying to get more than a thousand residents the chance to vote in the next municipal election; more about the urgent airlift of migrating salmon past the Big Bar slide; nationwide manhunt brings back painful memories for a Mary Teegee, an Indidgenous advocate in northern B.C.; reporter Nicole Oud has more from the John Buehler Coroner's Inquest; Christina Watts of Watts Arts Academy trying to get more adults to explore the world of art.

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Missing persons now wanted in national manhunt from Northern B.C. to Northern Manitoba

Two teenagers suspected of killing three people in northern B.C. are now the subject of a nation-wide manhunt, with police investigating from Dease Lake to Gillam, Manitoba. Carolina de Ryk speaks to reporters in Dease Lake, where one body was found, and Port Alberni, where the suspects grew up. We also hear from the mayor of Gillam, and a former detective about how RCMP are handling the case.

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

Missing persons case turns into manhunt as two teenagers revealed as suspects in three deaths in northern B.C.; Updates from Dease Lake, Port Alberni and Gillam, Manitoba; Robert Mueller appears before congressional committees; The end of Volkswagen Beetles; Summer colds; Why northern resident killer whales are succeeding while southern residents are at risk; Former detective on RCMP handling of homicide cases in northern B.C.; Why whales are so dependent on Chinook salmon.

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3 dead, 2 missing: Fear in B.C.'s far north

RCMP are running two major investigations in northern B.C. right now: a pair of tourists shot and killed near Liard River, and two teenagers gone missing 500 kilometers away, leaving a burned-out van near an unidentified body. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata shares what we know and what we don't about the cases.

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2 B.C. teens suspected in deaths of 3 people in northern B.C.

Two lifelong friends previously reported missing are now suspects in the homicides of a young tourist couple gunned down in Northern British Columbia last week, as well as in the suspicious death of another man whose body was found near the friends' burnt-out truck days later.

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

Updates on Northern B.C. killings; Asian representation in Hollywood blockbusters; Goodsir Nature Park fundraiser; How orcas were politicized; Mountain bike mapping; Making Prince George a suicide safer community.

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