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Big Shiny Tunes Tribute Show

It’s no secret that bringing back the late 90s-early 2000s had a couple hiccups in order for a nostalgic night to appear in PG. But here we are, in the afterglow of a certainly sick show that couldn’t have happened without the help of Omineca Arts Centre, our beloved local musicians, volunteers and audience participants. (And of course our sponsors who made the silent auction a treasure trove!)

Another big hand goes to our fearless leader/Community Outreach Coordinator, Kate, who spearheaded this amazing idea of hers! WOW. If you’d like to see the full photo set of this night head on over to our facebook!

Blocktreat Music Video Drops!

Hey y’all,

this is your friendly Music Director at CFUR coming at ya.

Our good pal Brandon, known under the performing name Blocktreat, is releasing a new album soon! With new albums, new music videos come along in order to get us hyped. And thus, enjoy this delightful new track along with the very meta projection-based music video!

In our email correspondence, Brandon also gave me a little background on what the video is all about.

“My good bud and stellar photographer Casey Bennett was the main set of eyes for the project. His specialty is capturing the lonely, desolate beauty of Northern BC towns. It was super fun to make -- we spent a couple nights over the summer running around town with a video projector, blasting studio footage on a bunch of charming Williams Lake buildings and back alleys. The overall mood we were trying to capture is the quiet, lonely charm of our gritty little town. “

CFUR can 100% get behind the charm in a northern town. So from one gritty place to another, CONGRATULATIONS Blocktreat! We are so excited for your new album!

Stay tuned out there, everyone!

CFUR in 2019

CFUR would like to wish everyone a prosperous 2019!

Is there such a thing as wishing a belated Happy New Year? In any case, this is the week that our staff is back in office and our beloved volunteers are well underway in their studies and daily schedules.

You can expect to be hearing some fresh Canadian content on our radio waves so be sure to tune in anew! If you don’t have a New Year’s resolution, you can make following us on Facebook an easily achieved goal.

Speaking of which, if you already follow us on FB you might have seen our photos from the Rachelle Van Zanten album release show with The Brain Porter at The Croft! If not, this post will serve as a retrospective for that glorious night in December 2018. That’s what the first month of the year is all about, isn’t it?

Thanks to everyone who came out that night to share in this amazing show! May 2019 bring more events like this one!

Due North Story - People's Party of Canada - 20181214

Maxime Bernier was a Member of Parliament of the Conservative Party of Canada, but following some controversies and other disagreements, has decided to leave the Conservative Party and start his own party, the People’s Party of Canada.

In June, Maxime was removed from the Conservative Party’s Shadow Cabinet. This was following some disagreements with the ranks of the CPC in regards to supply management. An anonymous Convervative MP said the reason for the removal was because of Maxime republishing a chapter from his book regarding supply management, which also accused Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer of having won the leadership because of “fake Conservatives” that joined for the purpose of protecting supply management. This controversy also raises the important issue of party discipline and its resulting implications.

Shortly after Maxime announced his departure from the Conservative Party, there was some controversy at the Conservative national conference in Halifax. A Dairy Farmers of Canada briefing book was leaked, detailing their plans for how to proceed in some given scenarios regarding motions on supply management. Notable was their “Safety Net”, which said that Andrew Scheer’s power as leader can prevent a policy against supply management, and that Andrew would be willing to use it to protect supply management. Both Andrew’s office and DFC say the info put into the book was false, but it nevertheless generated speculation. There is also some interest in being able to see the booklet, otherwise.

Supply management is a common theme. What is the PPC’s stance on it? How important is it?

When Maxime announced his departure from the Conservative Party, causing some more controversy. Maxime accused the party of being “too intellectually and morally bankrupt to be reformed”, and many Conservatives accused him of seeking to divide conservatives, or even help Justin Trudeau win next election. Is vote splitting a concern?

The potential appeal to Prince George citizens and university students, as well as possible broader value of the existence of this new party are also discussed.

Links:

http://cfur.ca/home/2018/11/19/due-north-scott-smith-president-of-cariboo-pg-eda-peoples-party-of-canada-20181118?rq=Scott%20Smith

http://cfur.ca/home/2018/12/13/due-north-jason-morris-interview-about-the-ppc-20181213

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/maxime-bernier-removed-front-bench-1.4703609

https://globalnews.ca/news/4270595/andrew-scheer-removes-maxime-bernier-cabinet/

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/full-text-the-dairy-lobby-briefing-binder-found-on-the-floor-of-the-conservative-convention

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-dairy-lobbys-claim-about-a-deal-with-andrew-scheer-is-false/

https://globalnews.ca/news/4405803/maxime-bernier-andrew-scheer-conservative-party-reaction/

https://www.peoplespartyofcanada.ca/

Due North: Scott Smith - President of Cariboo-PG EDA - People's Party of Canada - 20181118

Scott Smith, the President of the Cariboo-PG EDA and Regional Organizer for Northern BC for the People's Party of Canada, joins Due North for an interview! Topics discussed include what the party stands for, issues with the Conservative Party of Canada, what the PPC can do for Prince George, and more!

Pic credit: https://www.peoplespartyofcanada.ca/