A caribou maternal penning project in northeastern B.C. has seen the numbers of a herd increase from just 16 animals to over 50, three years after the program began. I spoke with Harley Davis, a Saulteau keeper of the caribou, and Roland Willson, chief of the West Moberly First Nation. Saulteau and West Moberly manage […]
Bravery and long service rewarded at RCMP North District awards
At the RCMP North District awards Andrew Adams, a civilian, was recognized for his life-saving act of bravery when two young men fell into a deep crevasse under a deceiving pack of snow. Staff Sergeant Pat McTiernan reflected on his years with the RCMP, as he was awarded a 30 year medallion at the RCMP North District […]
Houston B.C. reacts to losing their only grocery store
In May 2016, Super Valu in Houston, B.C. announced they were shutting down. It’s the town’s only full grocery store, so residents will need to travel to Burns Lake or Smithers for groceries. I talked with some of them to find out what they think about it. SaveSave
Prince George, B.C. reacts to the long form census
The federal government reinstated the long-form census in 2016, as promised during the election campaign in October 2015. When they made the announcement, I went to talk with people in Prince George, B.C. to find out what they thought about it.
Brewing coffee from a tent
Coffee while camping is essential. Here I talked with Quesnel-based roaster Ian Mason about how to best brew coffee without electricity or running water. This story aired on CBC Daybreak North on June 3, 2016.
Vaisakhi celebration starts well before the parade
Youth at the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh temple in Prince George spend the week leading up to Vaisakhi at the temple, learning from Bhai Harinder Singh. Singh travels from England with his band to lead worship and preach in the week leading up to the Vaisakhi parade. Elders at the Prince George temple are glad for his influence […]
Women in aviation work to change gender imbalance
Aircraft mechanic Kelly Lamarche rummages through her old, blue toolbox filled with a mishmash of screwdrivers, ratchets and flexible wrenches. It was in this small, old helicopter hangar – which her dad has owned since she was about six months old – that Lamarche first considered a career in aviation. One day, while with her […]
The story of Melvin Berry, an aspiring fighter at the All Star Wrestling league out of Surrey, B.C.