Daybreak North

 
 

Daybreak North

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

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Full Episode for Friday, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download Full Episode for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018: Daybreak North
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Run For It: How do we get people to vote in local elections?

There's growing concern there will be a lack of turnout in October's municipal elections-- and in many communities, not many people are running for mayor or council positions, either. Carolina de Ryk speaks with outgoing councillors Jill Merrick and Albert Koehler about the issues.

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Play for hay: Fundraiser for livestock affected by B.C. wildfires hopes to offset costs to ranchers and farmers

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Laurie Gallant who is organizing a fundraiser for livestock in the Hazeltons on Sunday, Sept. 16.

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Animal rights group taking death of a Dawson Creek black bear cub all the way to the Supreme Court

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Lesley Fox of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals about their ongoing legal battle over whether or not conservation officers should be allowed to decide when animals get killed.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 13, 2018: Daybreak North

Hurricane Florence; B.C. researchers may have solution to white nose syndrome wiping out bat populations; Terrace middle school students researching how to make streets safer for bikers; Animal rights group taking killing of black bear cub in Dawson Creek to Supreme Court; Prince George boxing legend has memoribilia stolen (and returned); How to get more people to vote in local elections; Advertisers try to reduce buyer's guilt; Musical fundraiser for evacuated livestock.

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Is the notwithstanding clause democratic?

Carolina de Ryk speaks with professor Eric Adams of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law about Doug Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause, and whether the Prime Minister could use it to be build the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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Every kid under 5 can get free books in Dawson Creek, thanks in part to Dolly Parton

Carolina de Ryk speaks to Tim Schilds about the "Imagination Library" program which is coming to Dawson Creek, B.C. through the Rotary Club and Dolly Parton.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, September 13, 2018: Daybreak North

Hurricane Florence; Provincial health centres; Starbucks goes to Italy; Explaining the role of the courts in Canadian democracy after Doug Ford invokes the notwithstanding clause; Prevening future wildfires; Transport minister Claire Trevena on Haida Gwaii ferry problems; Cell service comes to Port Clements; The September Spike in asthma-related helath issues; Giving free books to every kid in Dawson Creek.

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Emotional art exhibit on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls makes its way to Fort St. John

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Connie Greyeyes-Dick in Taylor, near Fort St. John, about the national art piece "Walking With Our Sisters".

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Good Samaritans sift through ash to find cherished belongings after B.C. wildfires

Carolina de Ryk speaks with Clause Burchert of Samaritan's Purse, an organization that searches through homes destroyed by wildfires to try and find cherished belongings, about his work in Telegraph Creek.

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

Drugs shortages across Canada; Federal NDP running into troubles; Prince Rupert Poverty Law Advocate Paul Lagace on increase in rental rates; Claus Burchert on trying to recover cherished possessions from burned-down homes after B.C. wildfires; Where can people smoke pot in public?; Calls for improved ferry service to Haida Gwaii; Trading Coast Conference; Walking With Our Sisters in Fort St. John.

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

Go Public investigatesa woman stuck with a car she can't legally drive due to inheritance problems; Apple's new iPhones; marijuana sales up for debate at UBCM; Haida Nation showcased at Toronto International Film Festival; Credit card costs; Sandspit ferry troubles; B.C. Principal's Association; Every B.C. municipality-- in song!

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Smithers man drawing ire of LNG supporters over pipeline challenge

The TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline has the support of over a dozen communities from Fort St. John to Kitimat, but not the support of Michael Sawyer. The Smithers man has launched a jurisdictional challenge, arguing the project hasn't been properly reviewed-- he tells guest host Andrew Kurjata why he believes it's important these projects are closely scrutinized.

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Full Episode for Friday, September 7, 2018: Daybreak North

Education minister Rob Fleming on class size, wildfires and Indigenous curriculum; Jennifer Garner's 'Peppermint' revenge movie reviewed' Kitimat dealing with growing number of dog complaints; The hidden history of Smithers' 'Indiantown' and what it tells about racism and reconciliation; Lessons from school for the workplace; Why the sleepy former fishing town of Ocean Falls is hosting a cryptocurrency operation; New Rural B.C. Party formed; Longlist for Canadian book awards; Should Alberta leave Canada?

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'We are glad you are here': Inside B.C.'s first public Indigenous-centric school

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata visits Nusdeh Yoh, a public elementary school in Prince George centred around Indigenous philosophy, language and learning and the concept of community.

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Kitimat's bylaw services challenged by growing number of calls over off-leash dogs

People in Kitimat are complaining about a growing number of off-leash dogs and, in some cases, dog bites and fights with their pets. Maryann Ouellet is a bylw officer and manager of the local Humane Society and she says her resources are stretched thin.

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Why a cryptocurrency company has set up in a small central B.C. fishing town

Ocean Falls Blockchain Corp. CEO Kevin Day explains why he's moved to Ocean Falls on B.C.'s central coast to mine for crytocurrency.

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Exploring the hidden history of Smithers' 'Indiantown' and what it says about racism and reconciliation

It wasn't until he was an adult that Tyler McCreary discovered he grew up in a part of Smithers, B.C. formerly known as 'Indiantown' due to the population of Witsuwit'en living there. In his new book 'Shared Histories,' he explores why they were driven out of the community and how settler and Indigenous communities can move forward together.

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Prince George shuts down another crime hot spot, but will it deter crime?

Mayor Lyn Hall joins guest host Andrew Kurjata to discuss why the city has shut down another motel identified by police as a crime hot spot, and whether the city is getting results from the strategy.

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Run For It: Do campaign signs work and what happens if there's no mayor's race?

With municipal elections underway, we're launching a new segment titled 'Run For It,' in which past leaders share advice on how to mount a campaign for mayor, council, regional district or school board. This time, outgoing Prince George city councillors Jillian Merrick and Albert Koehler weigh in on campaign costs, the use of campaign signs, talking to your family about running and the lack of challengers for the mayor's job.

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Full Episode for Thursday, September 6, 2018: Daybreak North

Tracking teens; Addictions art; Smart cars; Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall on cracking down on crime-ridden motel; Smithers man launching challenge to approval of Coastal Gaslink pipeline to Kitimat; Outgoing city councillors Jillian Merrick and Albert Koehler share advice for new nominees; Songs about songs; How students react to Indigenous-centered curriculum in classrooms; Fort St. John author Jenna Morland on how she wrote her first novel after not finding what she wanted to read.

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

Should the federal government fund student meals?; Winner of Prince Rupert phonebook photo conest; Khalil Akhtar on cities famous for their food; Prince George baseball product returns Amanda Asay with bronze from Woman's World Cup; Bill Miller of Bulkley-Nechako on wildfires dying down and challenges to come; EI pilot project not extend to North Coast fishers; What does meaningful consultation on projects like Trans Mountain and Site C look like; Kwalgiulth artist Carey Newman on bringing the Witness Blanket project into classrooms; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on back-to-school anxiety.

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As wildfires die down, communities prepare to assess long-term damage

People are still out of their homes, but wildfire activity is dying down in northwestern B.C. Guest host Andrew Kurjata speaks with Bulkley-Nechako Regional District chair Bill Miller about what comes next for his region.

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What is 'meaningful consultation' with Indigenous groups in the context of Trans Mountain and Site C?

Guest host Andrew Kurjata speaks with two Indigenous lawyers about what 'meaningful consultation' looks like in a legal context when governments want to work with First Nations on major energy projects. Guests: Merle Alexander and Tim Thielmann.

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How to create more opportunities for growth in northern B.C. soccer

Ahead of their new season, the head coaches for the UNBC men's and women's Timberwolves soccer teams join guest host Andrew Kurjata in studio to discuss their new Masich place home field, how wildfire smoke delayed their season, and opportunities for growing professional soccer in Prince George and across Canada.

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

Problems and benefits with split classes; Canadian air travel getting more expensive; Much on the line for Liberals in NAFTA negotiations; American man running through B.C. on journey from Alaska to Florida; UNBC soccer preview; Election signs go up; Why more parents aren't using RESPs; Indigenous curriculum new focus in B.C. classrooms; The Canadian connection to Cabbage Patch Kids.

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Oh, deer: bottle-fed buck follows Southside wildfire evacuees by hitching a ferry ride

The deer was spotted nuzzling up to a group of firefighters on the ferry across Francois Lake from the Southside, away from the fires, towards Burns Lake earlier this week- and this is not the first time he's followed people or tried to get on the ferry.

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Tumbler Ridge paleontologists looking for new home for fossils as funding dries up

Daybreak guest host Andrew Kurjata speaks with Lisa Buckley of the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre about why she is looking for a 'forever home' for the collection of dinosaur bones and fossils in Tumbler Ridge.

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From outlaw Cariboos to Russian Reds, the heirloom potatoes of Huble Homestead

Over 100 years ago, Huble Homestead was home to a host of potatoes. Now the historic site is reviving the tradition with Potato Festival. Nicole Krizmanich joins Daybreak guest host Andrew Kurjata to sample six varieties of heirloom potatoes being celebrated over the Labour Day long weekend.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 31, 2018: Daybreak North

National Firearms President Sheldon Clare; Business columnist Deborah Yedlin on Trans Mountain fallout; Theresa Simmonds on how Dawson Creek needs to reduce the stigma around opioid addiction; Good Night Out's Stacey Forrester on reducing harm after police in Prince George receive multiple reports of women allegedly being drugged at drinking establishments; Airline baggage fees going up; The story of Elliot, the Francois Lake ferry-riding deer; Tumbler Ridge museum searching for new home for fossil collection; The heirloom potatoes of Huble Homestead.

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MLA John Rustad says a 'Royal Commission' is needed to find out what went wrong in dealing with B.C. wildfires

With 2018 now the worst wildfire season on record in the province, many questions are being asked about how the province has handled fire prevention and fighting. MLA John Rustad used to be the forestry minister under the B.C. Liberals, and he speaks to Daybreak guest host Andrew Kurjata.

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Lessons from the 2014 whooping cough outbreak on Haida Gwaii

Guest host Andrew Kurjata speaks to Dr. Tracey Morton about a new study he authored on the 2014 outbreak of whooping cough, in which nearly three per cent of the population on Haida Gwaii had the disease and the delays in getting extra resources to help.

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The director of the first full-length Haida-language film is more worried about his aunties' reviews than the critics

CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks to Gwaii Edenshaw, the co-director of 'Edge of the Knife' about making a movie with a Haida cast, in the Haida language and why he's more nervous about showing it to his aunties than he is about the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 30, 2018: Daybreak North

The health impacts of different types of dairy; Why auto-makers are pushing family trucks over family cars; Lessons learned from whooping cough outbreak on Haida Gwaii; MLA John Rustad on B.C. wildfires; Federal government exploring handgun and assault rifle ban; Rural residents north of Smithers organize to prevent wildfires; Trans Mountaint construction permits overturned by Federal Court of Appeal; Director Gwaii Edenshaw on making the first full-length movie in the Haida language.

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Northern non-profit offers support to small-town students dealing with sexual assault on campus

The Northern Society for Domestic Peace has launched a new website aimed at helping rural and Indigenous students heading to campuses in larger cities stay safe when dealing with traumatic events like sexual assault without their traditional support networks.

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October in August

Between pumpkin spice lattes in coffeeshops and Hallowe'en costumes in stores, you could be foriven for thinking it's already autumn rather than the final days of August. The CBC's Andrew Kurjata hits the streets of Prince George to find out what people think about the creep of fall into the dying days of summer.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 29, 2018: Daybreak North

Nelson, B.C. man paraglides from Montana to McBride; Managing sleep before back to school; Vegan food sales on the rise; What happens if Imperial Metals can't afford to clean up Mt. Polley spill?; Supporting small-town students as they head to big-city campuses; Why is lightning causing so many fires?; Is supply-management of Canada's dairy industry worth jeopardizing free-trade with the United States?; Pumpkin spice lattes and Hallowe'en costumes in August; UBC researchers discover way to convert any blood to Type O; Lessons learned for Cariboo Chilcotin school district after last year's wildfires.

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Sinkhole damage in Prince George worse than expected

The cause of a recurring sinkhole in Prince George has been discovered, and it's far worse than expected. Carolina de Ryk speaks to head of engineering, Dave Dyer.

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Extra support being offered to students, teachers affected by wildfires as back-to-school looms

Back to school plans in the Lakes District are being made as evacuation orders and alerts remain in place for communities from Fort St. James to Grassy Plains. Carolina de Ryk speaks with superintendent Manu Madhok about how the district is adjusting to the stressful situation for students and teachers alike.

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Tempers run hot as trust between B.C.'s wildfire service and residents affected breaks down

Over the weekend, protests were mounted in Burns Lake driven by the belief of some residents of the region that the B.C. Wildfire Service isn't doing all it can to protect homes under threat. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Rod Holland, CAO for Fraser Lake, about the importance of keeping lines of communication open-- and shutting down social media rumours.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Daybreak North

The importance of breakfast to childhood learning; McBride pedicab company starts up; Where is Canada left in U.S.-Mexico trade deal?; Prince George discovers major damage is causing recurring sinkhole; What's behind the breakdown in trust between wildfire officials and residents whose homes are threatened?; CCPA report on Mt. Polley mine failing; Northern Lights Wildlife Society preparing for fallout from wildfires; Stealing office supplies; How Nechako Lakes teachers and students are preparing for back-to-school with wildfires looming in the background.

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Drought worsens in northern B.C., threatening fish stocks and wildlife

Many creeks and streams in northern B.C. are now at record lows as the drought conditions in the region worsen. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Valerie Cameron, the water stewardship manager for the Ministry of Lands about the cause and consequences of the water shortage.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 27, 2018: Daybreak North

New study casts shadow on low-carb diets; Composting whale carcasses; Canadian National Blind Hockey team training in B.C.; Interest rate decision coming from Bank of Canada; murky tap water at Prince Rupert hospital being investigated; Association of B.C. Forest Professionals on slash-burning and other practices for preventing wildfires; Extreme drought hits northern B.C., threatening fish, wildlife and industry; Uber for pets; Pay it forward at drive-thru windows; Screen blindness.

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Should slash-burning return in order to prevent future wildfires in B.C.?

The 2018 wildfire season is now the second-worst on record, just behind 2017's. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Michael Larock of the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals about best practices for cleaning up forest floors to prevent future fires, from slash-burning to

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Bottled water being served to patients while water quality in Prince Rupert hospital investigated

The B.C. Nurses Union is concerned about the water quality at the Prince Rupert hospital, and although Northern Health say the tap water is safe to drink the authority is investigating the discolouration being observed, and shipping in bottled water for patients and staff.

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The future of campfires in the age of wildfires

CBC outdoors columnist Ash Kelly explores how aggressive wildfires and burning bans are changing our relationship to camping and campfires.

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Fire ecologist explains why B.C.'s forest fires are so aggressive, and how we can try to change that

Carolina de Ryk speaks with fire ecologist and consultant Bob Gray about the science of B.C.'s wildfires.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 24, 2018: Daybreak North

The government's new strategy to reduce child poverty; Rich Terfry on the story behind Gram Parsons; Eli Glanser reviews one movie he loves... and one he doesn't; Maxime Bernier abandons the Conservatives, angering one local MP; Fire ecologist Bob Gray on why wildfires in B.C. are getting worse and how to chane that; Former Premier Dan Miller appointed to bring loggers and manufacturers together; Vernon tries to ban shopping carts in public; Smithers fall fair preview; CBC's Ash Kelly on campfires in the age of forest fires.

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Mother of toddler with autism calls for better crew training after harrowing B.C. flight

Anna Maria Williams hopes staff can learn to accommodate passengers with special needs better

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 23, 2018: Daybreak North

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Prince George; What finding ice on the moon means; Tsimshian chef Carl Clifton revives Indigenous cooking traditions in Prince Rupert; demand high and supply low for French Immersion teachers; Telegraph Creek fire update; SPCA in Prince George opening second centre for evacuee dogs; Two wildfire evacuees on the challenges of being away from home in Prince George; Spokane man comes up with plan to 'blow the smoke back to Canada'; Prince George Symphony Orchestra prepares for fall season-- the first without debt in many years.

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Justin Trudeau won't commit to federal response plan for B.C. wildfires

The Prime Minister was in Prince George Thursday morning to offer his support to first responders dealing with wildfires in northern B.C., but he wouldn't commit to a new federal response plan or extra spending for First Nations communities.

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Chicken emoji: Conservative MP takes to Twitter to criticize Maxime Bernier's departure from party

High-profile MP Maxime Bernier used Conservative caucus meetings in Halifax as an opportunity to leave the party, calling it 'morally corrupt.' That prompted a strong reaction from Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. He speaks to CBC's Audrey McKinnon about Bernier, as well as Justin Trudeau's visit to Prince George as wildfires burn in B.C.

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Emergency shelter for evacuee dogs reaches capacity in Prince George during B.C. wildfires

The CBC's Nicole Oud visits the emergency shelter in Prince George set up to look after dogs belonging to B.C. wildfire evacuees.

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'A very difficult decision': wildfires cancel 75th annual Lakes District Fall Fair

Naida Hazelton of the Lakes District Fall Fair Association speaks with Carolina de Ryk about the difficult decision of cancelling this year's celebrations.

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How 'stalling' weather patterns are making smokey skies worse

Much of northern B.C. has been covered by wildfire smoke for the month of August, pushing air quality to hazardous levels. Carolina de Ryk speaks to climatologist David Phillips of Environment Canada about what's going in the skies.

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How Tsimshian chef Carl Clifton is decolonizing fine dining

Carolina de Ryk visits Carlf Clifton as he prepares a meal at Prince Rupert's Cargo Restaurant.

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Wildfire evacuees discuss fear, challenges of being forced out of their homes in northern B.C.

Smoke and flames have forced over 1,000 people to take shelter in Prince George as fires burn in northwestern B.C. Though many are offering to help, life is still challenging for those put out of their homes. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Sharon Ketlo and Bev Tashoots about their experiences.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 22, 2018: Daybreak North.

Kitimat wins a waste award; Babine fire update; Why some people are ignoring evacuation orders; Back to school sleep schedules; Environment Canada's smoke forecast; Lakes District Fall Fair cancelled.

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Interview with Brian Menousnos on B.C.'s melting glaciers

Daybreak North host, Carolina De Ryk, spoke with Brian Menounos about how the melting ice caps are offering miners access to mineral-rich terrain.

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Premier John Horgan says B.C. needs to increase fire mitigation spending to adapt to 'the new normal'

For the second year in a row, B.C. is under a state of emergency due to wildfires throughout the province. Premier John Horgan tells the CBC's Carolina de Ryk it is clear the current strategy of spending hundreds of millions fighting fires but just a few million preventing them isn't working.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 21, 2018: Daybreak North

Babine forest fire complex expected to worsen; How the Catholic Church needs to move forward to address the issue of clergy abuse; Premier John Horgan in northern B.C. to assess B.C. wildfires; Williams Lake resident receives Good Samaritan award for life-saving actions during 2017 wildfires; dredging for LNG Canada begins in Kitimat but no final decision in place; B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver on the future of the green economy; Stanley Cup comes in Prince George; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on how to mitigate wasp stings; Melting glaciers in B.C. offer mining opportunity.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 20, 2018: Daybreak North

#MeToo in medicine; Tesla tweets affecting stock; Air travel and autism; Wildfire evacuee update with Prince George mayor; Francois Lake resident; B.C. wildfire update; Climate change and sleep; Wildfire air quality.

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Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall says contrary to rumours, city can still take in widlfire evacuees

The number of wildfire evacuees in Prince George nearly doubled over the weekend, but Mayor Lyn Hall says although some are moving on to Quesnel and Williams Lake, rumours the city is out of space are untrue.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 17, 2018: Daybreak North

Fort St. James prepares for evacuation; Eating sustainably; Free fire suppression training in Burns Lake; How homeowners can be fire smart; Prince George evacuees update; Fort St. James Mayor Rob MacDougall; Wildfire evacuee's guitar stolen in Prince George; Telegraph Creek wildfire update; Prince George's Brett Connolly prepares to bring Stanley Cup back home; Stories of people helping others during wildfires; CBC's Wil Fundal in Fort St. James.

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Stanley Cup winner back in Prince George to celebrate with friends, family and fans

As a member of the Washington Captials, Prince George-raised Brett Connolly played a key role in bringing the team its first Stanley Cup. Now he's in Prince Geoge and is planning a community celebration.

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B.C. Interior Wildfire Special: State of Emergency

Thousands of people in B.C.'s interior are under evacuation alerts, including Fort St. James and Kimberley, while others are already forced out of their homes. Updates from the B.C. Wildfire Service, information for evacuees in Prince George and Williams Lake, and stories of people helping each other during trying times in the Lakes District.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 16, 2018: Daybreak North

Body image and hormones; Fort St. John charity drive; future of corn; China decides trout are salmon; Wildfire information; Prince George mayor Lyn Hall; Aretha Franklin; destroyed Prince Rupert cherry trees have new life as taiko drum sticks; UNBC works to lower fire risk to campus; Why some people are refusing to leave wildfire evacuation zones-- and why others want back in; B.C. Northern Exhibition prepares for a smokey fall fair.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 15, 2018: Daybreak North

Wildfires get closer to Burns Lake: acting mayor Charlie Rensby, Cheslatta Chief Corrina Leween; regional district chair Bill Miller; CBC reporter Andrew Kurjata; No Fly List targeting kids may be changed; the future of corn; Fort St. John dog park gets a bigger budget; Wildfire preparedness; Max the RCMP therapy dog retires in Prince George; Advertising and loneliness; Bulkley Valley classical music festival.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, August 14, 2018: Daybreak North

Fire updates; tech-savvy health care; paid leave for domestic abuse survivors; fire frustration in northwestern B.C.; new research on shaken baby syndrome; Saudi students leaving UNBC studies; salt and health; invasive minnows in Prince George.

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Did the province act quickly enough to stop wildfires in northern B.C.?

The federal government is stepping in to help fight wildfires in B.C. after receiving a request from the province. But many in the Bulkley-Nechako region feel they've been overlooked. Carolina de Ryk speaks to forests minister Doug Donaldson.

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Full Episode for Monday, August 13, 2018: Daybreak North

A cannabis vet on medicinal marijuana and dogs; An economic crisis in Turkey has rocked global stock markets and currencies; Terrace's Kermode Frienship Society is finishing up its new building; Bulkley-Nechako Regional District board chair Bill Miller on forest fires; Prince George gets ready to welcome evacuees; A national advisory council on a possible national pharmacare program; New elder's housing in Prince George; Crooked Leg Ranch animal rescue in Quesnel prepares for fires; five-time slo-pitch champion representing Prince George.

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Terrace's Kermode Frienship Society finishing up its new building

The CBC's George Baker gets a tour of the new 9,000 square feet Kermode Friendship Society's centre in Terrace.

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Animal rescue prepares for wildfire evacuations

The CBC's Nicole Oud visits Willow Eyford at the Crooked Leg Ranch animal rescue outside Quesnel as they prepare for a possible evacuation order due to spreading wildfires.

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Daybreak North August 8, 2018 (With Chris Walker in Kelowna)

A pioneering farming family in the Okanagan turns his soil over to cannabis; A new study shows we are at risk of entering "Hothouse" conditions. A climate researcher tells us what to expect from a Hothouse Earth; We find out how big of an impact Saudi Arabia's feud with Canad has on international students at a local College; When wildfires are raging near your community, where do you turn to stay informed? For many people throughout the province, the answer is a Facebook group run by a small group of community volunteers; As fires rip through buildings in Telegraph Creek, we get an update on the ever growing Alkali Lake fire; Say goodbye to Sandy Hook conspiracies, interdimensional warfare and the communist Hilary demons. Alex Jones is banished from social media;We check with the BC Wildfire service on other wildfires burning in the province

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B.C. First Nation enters the pipeline services business

The Lower Nicola Indian Band near Merrit, B.C. has purchased a company that provides maintenance support to Kinder Morgan and other energy sector clients.

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Hunters plan to help province collect moose data

Hunting season for bull moose in the Bulkley Valley is down to three days because the province says moose populations are on the decline. Now hunters are going to help count moose this hunting season to ensure the numbers are properly reflected.

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Seven years sober, Quesnel woman bridging divides with needle cleanup program

Jenny McDougall knows from personal experience that when you are homeless and struggling with addiction, it can be tough to feel like you belong. Now, she's started a program that helps people going through the same issues find employment and bridge divides by cleaning up needles throughout Quesnel.

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Juno-nominated addictions councillor Marcel Gagnon pens play about growing up Indigenous in Canada

Marcel Gagnon is a Juno-nominated musician, as well as an elder and addictions councillor known for mentoring men and women of all walks of life. Now, he's trying on the hat of playwright and actor in 'The Drum Is Calling You Home,' which depicts pivotal moments in his own life growing up Indigenous in Canada.

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Terrace, B.C. tries to deter drug users in its new waterpark

Terrace Mayor Carol LeClerc speaks with Daybreak guest host Audrey McKinnon about the increased use of drugs at the city's new waterpark.

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'A motorcycle on wings': 1938 World War II training plane finds new home in northern B.C.

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata speaks to pilot Chris Baldwin about his 1938 Tiger Moth biplane, flying the skies of northern B.C.

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Celebrating the aviation culture of Vanderhoof, B.C.

Did you know someone once flew between Vancouver and Vanderhoof upside-down, setting a world record? Guest host Audrey McKinnon speaks to Tom Bulmer about the history and future of the Vanderhoof International Airshow.

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Full Episode for Friday, August 3, 2018: Daybreak North

Indigenous science camp; deal struck on the future of Galore Creek gold mine; Di Golding reviews live-action version of Winnie The Pooh 'Christopher Robin'; three-storey cinema set up in Prince George park; Terrace tries to crack down on drug use at city waterpark; wheelchair car; Terrace's Kermode Friendship Society moves into a new building; former drug addict trying to break down barriers in Quesnel with Clean Team program; Vanderhoof International airshow preview and no brakes, no roof, no problem-- a flight with a World War II-era training plane now flying the skies of northern B.C.

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Quesnel hopes its downtown re-development gambit will pay off

Cities across northern B.C. are talking about how to transform their downtowns, but Quesnel is in the middle of major changes-- Reid St. is being ripped up, and plans are underway to divert truck traffic away from the riverfront. Will it pay off? Andrew Kurjata reports.

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'Mama's Cloud': author tackles post-partum depression in new children's book

When Jessica Williams was experiencing post-partum depression, she looked for a children's book to help explain it to her kids. Since she couldn't find one, she decided to write it herself.

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'It's quite serious': EpiPen shortage combined with wasp boom has community pharmacist worried

There is a nation-wide shortage of lifesaving EpiPens, and in northern B.C. there is a boom in the number of wasps. That combination has Fort St. John pharmacist Mostafa Seleem worried about the safety of his customers.

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Full Episode for Thursday, August 2, 2018: Daybreak North

Are attitudes to safety in bull riding changing after the death of Ty Pozzobon?; A peek at life inside a wildfire fighting camp; Fort St. John pharmacist worried about EpiPen shortage combined with boom in wasps; The risks and rewards of Quesnel's downtown redevelopment plan; Children's book on post-partum deeression; A Smithers company is aiming to help make builiding a tiny house easier and more accessible; Shell visits Terrace to talk to residents about LNG development; Juno-nominated musician and elder Marcel Gagnon debuts new play, 'The Drum Is Calling You Home'.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, August 1, 2018: Daybreak North

Chinese tech-giant Huawei has been operating in Canada for years...but with the company set to become a world leader in 5-G technology, does it pose a threat to our national security?; A plea to save Hooterville, a squatter's community on Haida Gwaii; Olive oil fraud; Coun. Murry Krause on why Prince George needs more infill and multi-family housing; hunters try to determine why moose populations are declining; animal rights rally in Quesnel; tobacco companies fight vaping regulations; How Kids Help Phone is adapting to kids' changing needs; new supportive housing in Prince Rupert; 3D printed guns; Prince George exterminator says this is one of the worst years for wasps he's ever seen.

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Telkwa mayor fed up residents' insurance rates are determined by a city 350 km away

Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen sent a letter to ICBC asking them to re-evaluate their regional boundaries because his village pays higher insurance rates than nearby Smithers due to being in the same region as Prince George.

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How Prince George is solving affordable housing problems

While many people think affordable housing in B.C. is primarily an issue for Vancouver, Prince George has had its own troubles with the rental market. Coun. Murry Krause speaks to Carolina de Ryk about how the city is increasing infill and multifamily housing in the city.

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Number of wasps 'the worst I've ever seen' says Prince George exterminator

If you feel like there are more wasps than normal, you're not alone. Mike Jaenicke of Interior Pest Control in Prince George says this is the worst year he's ever seen for them-- he shares some tips on how to handle them.

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Remembering Kazuko Komatsu, the woman who made Prince George beer a global commodity

Longtime president and CEO of Prince George's Pacific Western Brewing Kazxuko Komatsu has died. Brewery manager Tom Leboe joins Carolina de Ryk to remember her.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, July 31, 2018: Daybreak North

A space journalist joins us to talk about our neighbouring planet Mars as it passes very near to us through its orbit; She turned a struggling Prince George brewery into an international powerhouse of beer. A toast to the memory of Kazuko Komatsu, the president and CEO of Pacific Western Brewing who died Friday; we get the latest on the controversy over Masich Place and the decision by the city to reduce public access to the popular outdoor running track; We head to a popular Prince George park to hear how residents are cooling off this summer; and breaking ground for the people bringing you back. Terrace Search and Rescue is one step closer to realising its dream of a new building.

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Running controversey over Masich Place in Prince George comes to close

The city of Prince George has reversed a decision to reduce public access to Masich Place's running track, following widespread outcry in the community.

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Exploring the Great Northwest Yarn Crawl

Forget the pub crawl-- in northwestern B.C., yarn enthusiasts are traveling hundreds of kilometers to visit local yarn shops. The CBC's Nicole Oud explores why.

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'Love-locks' destroying Prince Rupert, B.C. bridge

Copules are putting lovelocks-- padlocks meants to express their love-- on the Rushbrooke Trail bridge in Prince Rupert, but the Kaien Island Trail Enhancement Society are warning they'll have to start cutting them off before they destroy the bridge.

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He's 'not an environmentalist', but the mayor of Fort Nelson wants to ban plastic bags

Although Bill Streeper balks at calling himself an environmentalist, he's fed up with seeing plastic bags clutter up streets and landfills and waterways. The mayor of the Northern Rockies Regional Municiaplity (Fort Nelson) speaks to the CBC's Audrey McKinnon.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 30, 2018: Daybreak North

Blue-green algae; earning reports from Apple and Tesla; bag ban in Fort Nelson; love locks causing trouble on Rushbrooke Trail in Prince Rupert; cooling homes the old-fashioned way; yarn crawls; backwoods clean-up; hot weather and the homeless.

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Department store in Terrace relaunches under new name after nationwide Sears closures

For 17 years, Boota Uppal ran the Sears Hometown store in downtown Terrace, B.C., until the chain was shut down across the country last year.

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Access to drinking water the biggest problem for homeless during heatwave in Prince George

The CBC's Nicole Oud speaks to Michael Warren about the difficulty of living on the streets in Prince George during a heatwave, followed by a conversation with Audrey Schwartz of Active Support Against Poverty.

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Wildlife association frustrated by growing garbage problems in Prince George, B.C. backwoods

Matresses, boats and old tires among the growing garbage problem in the woods around Prince George. Don Willimont of the Spruce City Wildlife Association speaks to the CBC's Audrey McKinnon about cleanup efforts.

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Full Episode for Friday, July 27, 2018: Daybreak North

During a heatwave, how do you make sure your kids are safe from heatstroke. We ask a pediatric professor for his suggestions; CBC National corresepondent Briar Stewart on B-C's dying caribou herds and efforts to save them from extinction; Skeena sport anglers await the greenlight to an unexpected sockeye season; We take a look at the way people are using pot in the woods and what that means for search and rescue teams; We head to the Witset First Nation where plans to develop educational tourism around Indigenous cultures in B-C's northwest take a major step forward this week with the completion of a new campground. After Sears shut down all its stores across Canada, the owner of the Terrace location has decided to re-open in the same space, with the same employees and what he thinks is a better business plan.

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Full Episode for Thursday, July 26, 2018: Daybreak North

Sunday's mass shooting in Toronto has started a national conversation about gun violence, and whether the federal government should ban handguns. We get thoughts from a former police superintendent; We hatch up an update on a trio of emu's near Terrace; A dance that once belonged to the Bollywood screen is now making it's way to the exercise floors of Prince Rupert. The legacy of Bhangra on the North Coast of BC; Part cartoon, part scam, part cult. The family of a Kelowna boy blames his death on a cyber-punk cult that promises a new life in virtual reality; DFO trains to use pontoons to give sea mammals a second chance at life; En pointe with Japanese folk dance. Why a Canadian ballet teacher in Japan is coming home to Smithers in the name of folk dancing.

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Exploring an undiscovered 'wonderland' of life in B.C.'s oceans

A group of researchers has returned from an unprecedented trip exploring B.C.'s seamounts: underwater volcanos that are home to numerous species, including some that may have been previously undiscovered. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Bob Rangeley of the non-profit Oceana Canada about the trip.

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Smithereens asked to weigh in on new public spaces at school, library, art gallery

A series of re-designs of public spaces are underway in Smithers, and people in the community are being asked to help shape their future. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Dave Margerm of the school district and Wendy Wright of the library.

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Stressed about wildfires? Talk about it, says mental health association

Wildfires displaced thousands of people from their homes in B.C. last year, and with temperatures rising many might be experiencing flashbacks or other trauma. The Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging anyone stressed by the fires to reach out for help.

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Food safety during a heatwave

Hot weather can come with many health concerns, including making it easier for bacteria to breed. Carolina de Ryk speaks with Lorraine McIntyre of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

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Full Episode for Wednesday, July 25, 2018: Daybreak North

AFN elections; meal kits services having trouble keeping customers; Canadian Mental Health Association on wildfire flashbacks; heat and food safety; northern mill workers could strike; bad sockeye returns on the Nass; 'wonderland' of life discovered in seamount exploration off B.C.'s coast; should we kill all mosquitoes?; mispronouncing names; Smithers plans for public spaces.

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Full Episode for Tuesday, June 24, 2018: Daybreak North

New numbers on sexual assault from Stats Canada; heavy rain in the Peace; wildfire update; missing woman found dead in Skeena River; the federal government fails to find a buyer for the Trans Mountain pipeline; Fort St. John RCMP looking for community volunteers; Smithers residents come up with ideas for public space; backlash to plans to limit hours to Masich Place track in Prince George; how to avoid mosquitoes; Prince Rupert fisher trades in fish net for fish eye lense to document the industry on B.C.'s North Coast; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on eye injuries; Airbnb still causing problems for housing on Haida Gwaii; possible abduction in Prince George.

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Backlash to plans to limit access to outdoor running track in Prince George

When Masich Place stadium reopens after getting $4.8M in upgrades next month, public drop-in will be limited to times when staff is supervising. Previously, it was open anytime and a growing number of people in the community want it to stay the same, and are taking action to make it happen.

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Former Council of the Haida Nation Chief Miles Richardson running for AFN leadership

Miles Richardson makes his pitch to lead the Assembly of First Nations.

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Fort St. John RCMP recruiting crime-fighting volunteers

Police in Fort St. John are turning to the community to help prevent crimes. Carolina de Ryk speaks to Crime Prevention Coordinator Steven Francoeur.

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Haida Gwaii village walks back plans restricting Airbnb

The village of Queen Charlotte is facing a housing crunch, in part because of the rise of short-term rental websites. Council proposed plans to limit use of the site in the village, but faced a backlash. Carolina de Ryk speaks to mayor Greg Martin.

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Full Episode for Monday, July 23, 2018: Daybreak North

False first memories; Uber talkback; Toronto shooting; Kinder Morgan protest camp moves to Valemount area; the perils of having kids that only play one sport; G20 economic leader meetings wrap; wildfire watch; B.C. SPCA on repeat offenders in animal cruelty cases; Pokemon Go still going in Prince Rupert; vertical greenhouses; Site C court case gets underway.

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Why repeat offenders in animal cruelty cases are able to keep getting new pets

Just two weeks after a woman was named in an animal cruelty case in Quesnel, B.C., the same woman was found with distressed dogs in Alberta. And, she was already convicted of animal cruelty and banned from owning pets in 2015. So how does she keep getting animals? Carolina de Ryk speaks to Marcie Moriarty of the B.C. SPCA.

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Pokemon Go still going strong in Prince Rupert

The CBC's George Baker heads to a PokeStop in Prince Rupert to meet people still playing Pokemon Go two years after it took the world by storm.

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