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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Full Episode for Thursday, December 6: Daybreak North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download Full Episode for Monday, Dec. 3, 2018: Daybreak North
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Understanding the link between earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing in northeastern B.C.

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

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The WHL's Teddy Bear Toss turns 25

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

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

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

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Why Telkwa has the worst flag in British Columbia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Can scientists teach recovering sturgeon populations to avoid river otters?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Daybreak North: 30th Anniversary Episode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The personal impact of having your small business broken into

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fort St. John grapples with growing opioid crisis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dr. Brian Goldman on the health impacts of changing clocks

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

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UNBC Prof. Oscar Venter on decline of global wilderness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In memory of Drew Schemenauer

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

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Safe road running in the dark of winter

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

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Dawson Creek businesses battling rapid rise in crime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Valemount and Revelstoke have "ski town problems"

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

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

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

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A spooky story from the Terrace Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Michelle Mungall responds to Kitimat housing crunch

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

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Ohh Chocolat Cafe closing doors due to downtown Prince George development

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

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

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

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Run For It: Campaign endorsement controversey, and how to decide who to vote for it

With the election just two days away, former Prince Rupert mayor Herb Pond and outgoing Prince George city councillor Jill Merrick discuss the role of endorsements in helping persuade voters and their preferred strategy for choosing whose name to put an 'X' beside.

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Kitimat housing market skyrockets after LNG announcement; Mayoral candidates weigh in

Since Canada LNG announced it would move forward with a terminal in Kitimat, realtors like Shannon Dos Santos have been run off their feet trying to keep up with demand. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk, then mayoral candidates David Johnston and Phil Germuth tell CBC what they would do to manage housing should they be elected on Saturday.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018: Daybreak North

CBC's Angela Sterritt reports on cannabis shops in Indigenous communities; Tahltan Day celebrated; How technology can help navigate the world of legal marijuana; Young Warriors workshop led by former gang member in Quesnel for Indigenous youth; Environment Canada on drought conditions in northwestern B.C.; New buyer for long-abandoned Dairy Queen building in Prince Rupert; Run for It Panel on whether this has been a boring municipal election, and how to decide who to vote for; Kitimat housing market heats up and mayoral candidates weigh in; Autho Grame Pole on navigating the world of publishing and his whirlwind northern B.C. library tour.

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Some northern B.C. cities still won't let you smoke marijuana in public

Though it's now legal in Canada, the rules around using cannabis in public varies from city to city-- from a ban in all public spaces in Quesnel and Prince Rupert to a less restrictive regime in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018: Daybreak North

Examining the West's ties with Saudi Arabia; Scandal in the wine world; How a small northern B.C. farming town could cash in on the cannabis boom; Understanding pot laws in different cities; Old Fort evacuee more upset with lack of communication from government than with landslide; Outside B.C.'s only legal cannabis retailer; Prince Rupert pot advocates reflect on legalization; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on the health implications of legalization; Northwestern B.C. drought could be devastating for salmon and rivers.

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Old Fort residents frustrated with regional district preventing access to homes under evacuation alert due to landslide

For over a week now, close to 200 residents of Old Fort, south of Fort St. John, have been under evacuation orders due to a slow-moving landslide. But as Scott Campbell tells Carolina de Ryk, many from the community are more upset by bureaucracy than the moving earth.

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From Kamloops to Prince Rupert, pot proponents celebrate legalization

Carolina de Ryk speaks with CBC reporter Brady Strachan at the only legal cannabis retailer in British Columbia, then visits two long-time legalization advocates in Prince Rupert.

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Is a 'dull' election campaign a bad thing?

Prince George Citizen and Prince George Daily News editors Neil Godbout and Bill Phillips weigh in on an election campaign they characterize as 'dull' and 'boring' and whether that's a good or bad thing-- plus pick up on some aspects that are of interest.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018: Daybreak North

The business of outer space; Illegal dumping a growing problem near Terrace; Finding the excitement in a "dull" campaign for mayor and council in Prince George; Skinny houses in Smithers; Terry Fox's special connection to Prince George; Obsolete pesticides; How cannabis legalization affects illegal growers.

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Why Terry Fox's family has a special connection with Prince George

Nearly four decades after Terry Fox inspired Canadians with his Marathon of Hope, memoribilia from his life is on display in Prince George. His brother Darrell Fox was at the opening at the Exploration Place, and revealed the pivotal role a visit to Prince George played in the iconic Terry Fox story.

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Full Episode for Monday, Oct. 15, 2018: Daybreak North

Dawson Creek mayoral candidates square off; CBC investigates why there are no seat belts on school buses; The impact of cannabis legalization on Canada's economy; CBC investigates how telephone company employees are penalized for giving customers deals; Six-a-side football coming to northern B.C.; The history of some of your favourite candies; Extreme drought in northern B.C. a bigger problem than reported.

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Dawson Creek mayoral candidates on LNG, development and their vision for the next four years

Mayoral incumbent Dale Bumstead and challenger Trenten Laarz lay out their visions for Dawson Creek, B.C. ahead of the election on Oct. 20.

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Former engineer calls for independent safety review of Site C as landslide continues

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks with Vernon Ruskin, a former engineer who worked on designing the Site C dam in the 1950s, about why he's worried about the impact of landslides in the region on the hydroelectric megaproject.

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Full Episode for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018: Daybreak North

Lack of special licencing for heavy truck drivers investigated; Eli Glasner reviews 'First Man,'; Interview with Enbridge about Prince George pipeline explosion; Stories of Indigenous women told through dance in Prince Rupert; The untapped hiring potential of people with disabilities; How foreign media is covering the legalization of cannabis in Canada; Elvis Stojko on visiting Prince George and Dawson Creek for 'Thank You Canada' tour; Landslide expert on Old Fort issues.

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All gassed up and ready to work: How Kitimat is preparing for an LNG boom

Kitimat, B.C. is buzzing following news that a major LNG terminal will be constructed in the small North Coast community. The CBC's George Baker pays a visit.

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'Is this gonna blow up?' Fear, questions from B.C. First Nation after pipeline explosion

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata visits the Lheidli T'enneh reserve north of Prince George following a pipeline explosion and fire.

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Is Site C safe from landslides?

With a landslide forcing residents of Old Fort from their homes, Carolina de Ryk speaks to Andrew Watson, the director of design engineering for the Site C dam about whether the massive project is at risk.

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Run For It: How can local politicians tackle climate change?

Former Prince Rupert mayor Herb Pond and outgoing Prince George city councillor discuss whether environmental issues and local politics can mix.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018: Daybreak North

UN report into climate change; Pot at work; Cannabis tourism in northern B.C.; Electric vehicles in Prince George; High drought levels in northwestern B.C.; BC Hydro engineer on how Site C is protected from landslides; Run For It Panel on how local governments can handle climate change; Fear in Lheidli T'enneh after pipeline explosion; Potted Potter in Prince George.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018: Daybreak North

Natural gas pipeline explosion in Prince George; Doctor burnout; Why no one eats pumpkin; Remembering former Vanderhoof mayor and MLA Len Fox; Pro-proportional representation; ICBC's new road safety campaign; The merits of the flue vaccine; FortisBC asks customers to turn off gas after pipeline explosion; CBC's George Baker visits Kitimat ahead of major LNG development.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018: Daybreak North

Road safety and cannabis legalization; Carbon tax fight; Meet the woman who's made donations to fight cancer every day for 21 years; Still Standing comes to Fraser Lake; Stomp! comes to Prince George; Old Fort landslide update; Arm wrestling training.

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From garbage to bullets, outdoor space in Prince George being destroyed by vandals

Sandra Erickson of the Tabor Mountain Recreation Society speaks to Carolina de Ryk about the many problems being seen at their outdoor space near Prince George.

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Prince Rupert parents upset new dog park is larger than children's playground

Some residents of a Prince Rupert neighbourhood are upset because a new dog park is larger than a play area for kids, which they argue shows the city is prioritizing pets over parents.

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'I want to feel safe in my own yard': Prince George woman demands action after finding used syringe in her garden

A mother of two in Prince George is concerned that a surge in homelessness, crime and drug use in the area is spilling into residents' yards after finding a discarded needle in her garden.

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Full Episode for Friday, Oct. 5, 2018: Daybreak North

CBC goes undercover to inspect safety at trampoline parks; Tabor Mountain near Prince George being vandalized; Concerns over increase in fracking as a result of new LNG project; Prince George woman finds used needles in her yard; Prince Rupert neighbourhood upset because they think a new dog park is nicer than the kid's park.

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Full Episode for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018: Daybreak North

Physically literacy; Best Girl Guide cookie flavor; Tech picks for Thanksgiving; Why we don't eat turkey eggs; Rural BC Party on LNG deal; How northern B.C. communities can get a fair cut of LNG profits; LGBT!+ podcast launched in Prince Rupert; Understanding the exomoon.

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Run For It: Funding challenges for local government

Outgoing Prince George city councillors Albert Koehler and Jillian Merrick discuss funding challenges facing municipal communities.

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New Rural BC Party wants northern communities to get larger cut of LNG pie

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Jonathan Van Barneveld, the interim leader of the Rural B.C. Party about the new LNG Canada project and why he thinks the province should help northern communities prepare for it.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018: Daybreak North

Should B.C.'s 34 Indigenous languages be officially recognized?; Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman on preparing for LNG boom; Blockchain for salad; New fundraising group in Fort St. John; What Canada LNG moving forward means for northeastern B.C. and for Kitimat; Prince George walk to learn about reconciliation; How frequent changes to your body can affect your health; How the new trade deal with affect pharmaceuticals.

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Crews waiting for northern B.C. landslide to stop rolling before going in

A slow moving landslide continues to rip up the earth near a small town in northeastern B.C., stopping crews from entering the area until the land stops shifting.

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Fort St. John expecting even more growth with LNG Canada investment decision

Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman speaks to CBC's Sarah Penton about the expected impact of the $40 billion LNG Canada project on northeastern B.C.

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'It's a great day': Kitimat mayor Phil Germuth on LNG Canada project moving forward

A $40 billion investment decision to build an liquefied natural gas pipeline and terminal project in Kitimat was reached late Monday night. Mayor Phil Germuth says it is one of the most significant decisions in northwestern B.C.'s history.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018: Daybreak North

What the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade deal means for Prince George wine and other consumer products; What's causing the landslide in Fort St. John; Final investment decision on Canada LNG project made, mayors of Kitimat and Dawson Creek react; Environmental impact of LNG; Prince Rupert church placed on heritage watch list; All-candidates forum in Prince Rupert; Adulting 101.

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Full Episode for Monday, Oct. 1, 2018: Daybreak North

New deal to replace NAFTA; LNG speculation; Social media and bear sightings in College Heights.

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How living with a ninja can change your outlook on life

For years, the Prince George comedy duo Jon Chuby and Jeremy Abbot have been exploring the question: what if your roommate was a ninja? That question will be partially answered with the premier of their TV series 'Geoff and the Ninja.'

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New research into long-term impacts of Mount Polley mine spill

UNBC geography professor Ellen Petticrew speaks about her work researching the impact of 2014's Mount Polley mine tailings breach on Quesnel River and Quesnel Lake.

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Eden Robinson on revisiting the Trickster in new novel, and seeing her words transformed into a movie

Eden Robinson's name is being mentioned a lot lately. The Kitimaat author is receiving renewed attention as her new book, 'Trickster Drift'-- a sequel to the Giller Prize-nominated 'Son of a Trickster' is out Oct. 2, just as filming on a movie based on her novel 'Monkey Beach' gets underway. She speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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Bonus: The origins of Hartley Miller's growl

For decades, Hartley Miller has been delivering sports news to listeners in Prince George, signing off with a signature growl. He explains where the growl came from, and how it keeps radio fun.

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How the Prince George Cougars transformed hockey culture in Prince George

As the WHL team begins its 25th season playing in Prince George, colour commentator and long-time sports broadcaster Hartley Miller joins Carolina de Ryk to discuss the Cougars' early years in the city and what to watch for in the year ahead.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 28, 2018: Daybreak North

How to help survivors of domestic violence; Eli Glasner reviews the latest from Keira Knightley; Hartley Miller on the Prince George Cougars 25th season; author Eden Robinson on her new book and having her novel translated into a movie; UNBC researcher Ellen Petticrew on the long-term impacts of the Mt. Polley mine spill on Quesnel River and Lake; after-work emails; Poet and writer Helen Knott celebrate the art of words; Geoff and the Ninja.

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Helen Knott on the deeper purpose of writing

Prophet River First Nation poet Helen Knott discusses why she writes and the truths it can surface with Carolina de Ryk.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 27, 2018: Daybreak North

Mental health in the workplace; UNBC hosts Norwegian University; The most valuable metal in the world; Kitimat mayor Phil Germuth on LNG rumours; Take Back the Night Prince George; Run For It panel on election forums and city wages; BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on proportional representation; A new edition of 'Gumboot Girls'.

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Run For It: Election forums, working with MLAs

Outgoing city councillors Jillian Merrick and Albert Koehler weigh in on Prince George's first election forum and how proportional representation provincially may affect city politics.

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Prince George council candidates on downtown bathrooms and other downtown priorities

Mayoral candidate Lyn Hall and council candidates Murry Krause, Terri McConnachie, Viv Fox and Cori Ramsay answer a question about providing more infrastructure in downtown Prince George during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Opening statements from Prince George council candidates

Candidates for mayor and council in Prince George read their opening statements during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on supporting new immigrants in the city

Prince George council candidates Garth Frizzell, Lyn Hall (running for mayor), Frank Everitt and Brian Skakun answer a question about supporting new immigrants during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Daybreak North

Indigenous-owned airline launched in B.C.; Cannabis and snack food; Improving quality of life in Prince George; B.C. Ombudsperson touring the north; World Contraception Day; Staff pay major issue at all-candidates forum in Prince George; Medical impacts of aspirin; Fillinx rapper Kimmortal visiting Prince George for youth workshop.

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Prince George council candidates on emergency preparedness and management

Council candidates Christopher Wood, Susan Scott and Viv Fox answer a question about how they would handle emergency management if elected during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on supporting young entrepreneurs

Prince George council candidate Garth Frizzell answers a question about supporting young entrepeneurs in the city during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on needles and homeless camps downtown

Mayoral candidate Lyn Hall and council candidates Frank Everitt and Brian Skakun answer a question about homeless camps and drug paraphernalia downtown during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on affordable housing

Council candidates Murry Krause and Cori Ramsay answer a question about affordable rental housing for seniors during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on supporting the arts and culture community and a performing arts centre

Council candidates Viv Fox, Susan Scott and Terric McConnachie, and mayoral candidate Lyn Hall, answer a question about arts, culture and a performing arts centre during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates on aging infrastructure

Council candidates Cameron Stolz and Paul Serup answer a question about how they would manage the city's aging infrastructure during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Prince George council candidates weigh in on backyard chicken ban

Council candidates Garth Frizzell, Susan Scott, Cori Ramsay and Christopher Wood state their positions on backyard chickens during a policy forum hosted by CBC at the downtown public library.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Daybreak North

#WhyIDidn'tReport; Justin Trudeau at the United Nations; Calls for federal review of energy storage facility proposed for Prince Rupert; Quesnel severely limits use of mairjuana ahead of legalization; Effects of ocean plastics; introducing Indigenous youth to cross-country skiing; Prince George election foum preview; Snotty Nose Rez Kids peform.

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Incumbents and challengers square off over senior management pay at city hall during Prince George all-candidates forum

On Tuesday night, CBC hosted an all-candidates forum for mayor and council in Prince George. Several audience members wanted questions about senior management pay answered, and numerous candidates shared their opinions on the issue. Voices in order: Lyn Hall, Murry Krause, Cameron Stolz, Paul Serup, Christopher Wood, Paul Serup, Frank Everitt, Brian Skakun, Terri McConnachie.

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Prince George All-Candidates Forum: Municipal Election 2018

Audio from the all-candidates forum for Prince George mayor and council held at the Prince George Public Library September 25, 2018 and hosted by CBC Prince George. Video available at facebook.com/daybreaknorth

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Bear eat bear: how are wildfires impacting wildlife in northern B.C.?

Daybreak guest host Audrey McKinnon speaks with Mike Robertson, senior policy advisor with the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, about some of the impacts he's seeing from the summer's wildfires.

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Is 'fake news' affecting local elections in B.C.?

Daybreak guest host speaks to David Black of Royal Roads University about why he fears local election campaigns are particularly vulnerable to bad actors on social media.

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Prince George RCMP want sobering centre for the city

After the death of a man in custody of RCMP in Prince George, the police force is recommending a sobering centre be created in the city. Insp. Shaun Wright speaks with Daybreak guest host Audrey McKinnon.

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Prince George all-candidates' forum set for Tuesday night

CBC is hosting an all-candidates forum for mayor and council of Prince George Tuesday night. It's happening Sept. 25 at 7 pm at the downtown library.

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Full Episode for Monday, September 24, 2018: Daybreak North

GoPublic investigates door-to-door sales pressure of people with mental disablities; NAFTA deadlines loom; B.C. First Nations advocate for responsible mining in Washington, DC; Fakes news in local elections; Distraction rooms in hospitals; Wildfire impacts on wildlife; RCMP in Prince George want a sobering centre to be set up.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 21, 2018: Daybreak North

Marketplace investigates CRA scams; Eli Glasner reviews 'Life Itself'; Multiple members of the same family running for council in Hazelton; Walk a Mile in Her Shoes; Housing being built in Barkerville; How to hire the right person; People gather along Highway 16 as Jessica Patrick's body returns home; How gym class experiences affect the way we exercise as adults; Coroner's inquest into the death of Jamie Shanoss wraps.

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

New research into why we like being lazy; MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving a life; The future of personlization in tech and advertising; The search for cats missing somwehre between Alaska and Illinois; Curling season delayed in Prince George due to new safety rules following fatalities in Fernie; How city politicians need to work with other levels of government to tackle major issues; Northern B.C. Ale Trail makes its debut; Theatre Northwest celebrating 25th season by looking to past and future.

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Dozens gather along Highway 16 as 18-year-old Jessica Patrick's remains brought home

People gathered along Highway 16 Thursday as the body of 18-year-old Jessica Patrick was transported from Prince Geoge, B.C. home to Smithers. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata spoke to Amy Williams, Mary Modeste and Beverly Tashoots about the impact of Patrick's death.

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Run For It: How city councillors have to work with other levels of government on major issues

Outgoing city councillors Jillian Merrick and Albert Koehler speak about the challenges of tackling major issues facing communities when much of the money and power is in the hands of federal and provincial governments.

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Theatre Northwest celebrates past, present and future in 25th season

Artistic director Jack Grinhaus speaks to Carolina de Ryk about how Theatre Northwest is celebrating its 25th season with critically-acclaimed plays, premiers, and old favourites. We also hear from Anita Majumdar, the playwright and actress behind the critically-acclaimed 'Fish Eyes' which is kicking off the season.

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Lance Barrett-Lenard on Northern resident killer whale population

The presumed death of killer whale calf J50 is raising concerns about B.C.'s residential orca population as numbers decline on the south coast, but the story on the north coast is much different, with the Northern resident pod population last reported at 309 whales.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 20, 2018: Daybreak North

Does reality show tackling racism against Indigenous people do more harm than good?; Sour beer in Belgium; Author Paula Wild explores human relationships with wolves; Visiting a homeless camp in downtown Prince George and discussing the growing issue with city bylaw services; Cheese dust banned in Prince Rupert school, prompting conversation around allergy bullying; Will upgrades to 2nd Ave make Prince Rupert safter for pedestrians?; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on weather the new Apple Watch can actually improve your health; CBC's Robert Doane gets called by a scammer and stays on the line.

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Number of homeless campers surge in Prince George's downtown

In 2017, Prince George bylaw services recorded 72 incidents of people camping downtown. In 2018: over 500. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata visits a food bank and homeless camp in downtown Prince George, then Carolina de Ryk speaks to bylaw manager Fred Crittenden about how the city is managing the growing number of at-risk people in the downtown core.

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Danny Bell finds musical inspiration in the creation of 'Paper'

Prince George-based musician Danny Bell never worked in a mill, but he knows plenty of people who have-- and their stories form some of the stories on his upcoming album, including the track 'Paper.'

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Tuesday, September 19, 2018: Daybreak North

Jennifer Whalen of Baroness Von Sketch; NAFTA talks and floor-crossing in Ottawa; Photo book created by low income people in Smithers sheds new light on "community"; Foot patrol being created in Smithers to improve safety after disappearance and possible death of young woman; Private cannabis dispenseries; Danny 'The Kool-Aid Man' pulls out of race for mayor of Kitimat and Terrace; Northwestern B.C. election preview; Return to Lower Post; Danny Bell and his song 'Paper.'

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Last-minute candidate creates a mayor's race in Prince George municipal election

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata discusses the candidates and issues shaping the municipal election in Prince George.

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

Do-It-Yourself investors fight back; Trade tensions between the United States and China; Emmy Award previews; Checking in on North Coast killer whale populations; RCMP examining new models for rural communities; Prince George election preview.

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RCMP examining new models for rural policing to counter staffing shortages in northern B.C.

RCMP in northern B.C. communities continuously face staffing shortages, so now the force is examining new models to help maintain policing levels in rural areas. RCMP assistant commissioner Eric Stubbs speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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

Special diets for kids; A Simple Favor, reviewed; BC Hydro answers questions about new crisis fund charge on bills; Teacher's shortage; Internships and pay; Mark Rogers not running for re-election because there are too many 'old white guys' in politics; Listener comments; Author David Griffith explores cowboys and cartels from Vanderhoof to Mexico.

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Cowboys and cartels: Vanderhoof author explores the journey of drugs into his community through fictional series

David Griffith spends a lot of time thinking about drugs, horses, cartels and revenge-- all as the author of fictional series about a saddle bronc champion caught up in the international drug trade. But much of the story is based on real-life research and experience. Griffith speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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City councillor not running again in hopes of increasing diversity in politics

A Dawson Creek city councillor has decided not to run for re-election in part because there are too many of what he calls "old white guys" in politics. Mark Rogers speaks with Carolina de Ryk.

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