Television

8th March 2017 - BBC WORLD TV - The Travel Show

Brandy Yanchyk goes ice-canoeing in Quebec City

“Next we’re traveling over two thousand miles to the east of Canada to try out a sport that has its origins in the country’s past. We sent Brandy Yanchyk to give it a go.” – BBC Travel Show.

8th March 2017 - BBC WORLD TV - The Travel Show

Alberta’s night sky spectacular

“Alberta boasts two of the world’s largest dark sky preserves. The Wood Buffalo and Jasper national parks offer photographers the chance to take some spectacular pictures of the northern lights and the night sky. Astrophotographers Yuichi Takasaka and Ryan Bray talk about their work and share some of the images from their lenses. Directed and produced by Brandy Yanchyk.”

8th April 2015 - BBC WORLD TV - The Travel Show

“The tech and training helping you to survive an avalanche”

“Skiing off-piste can offer the chance to explore pristine powder in a challenging environment, but it also brings risks.
Avalanches can send thousands of cubic metres of snow down a mountain, burying everything – including people – in its path. Brandy Yanchyk travels to British Columbia to find out how to enjoy off-piste sports safely.”

7th February 2015 - BBC WORLD TV - The Travel Show

Learning to Heli-ski in British Columbia for the BBC Travel Show

1st December 2014 - BBC WORLD TV - The Travel Show

My Polar Bear Safari on The TRAVEL SHOW on BBC World TV

The Travel Show on BBC World TV visits the north of Canada to discover if people and polar bears can live alongside each other. Reporter Brandy Yanchyk reports.

30th November 2014 - BBC WORLD TV

“New threat to Canada’s Pacific humpback whales?”

“Once hunted to near extinction, the humpback whales of Canada’s Pacific are back in larger numbers and the Canadian government has downgraded their status from “threatened” to one “of special concern”. However, there are concerns that the whales face new risks from increased oil and natural gas exploration.
Brandy Yanchyk reports from the coast of British Columbia.”

8th September 2014 - CBC NEWS ALBERTA

“5-year-old raises $11K for muscular dystrophy research” – CBC News Alberta – September 6, 2014

“5-year-old raises $11K for muscular dystrophy research” – CBC News Alberta, September 6, 2014.
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

8th September 2014 - CBC NEWS EDMONTON

“Downtown Edmonton improving every year, report says” – CBC News Edmonton, August 27, 2014

“Downtown Edmonton improving every year, report says” – CBC News Edmonton, August 27, 2014
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

28th August 2014 - CBC NEWS ALBERTA

“Calls for inquiry into Canada’s murdered aboriginal women”

“Calls for inquiry into Canada’s murdered aboriginal women”- CBC NEWS
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

27th August 2014 - CBC NEWS ALBERTA

“Edmonton Marathon runner supports brain tumour victim”

“Edmonton Marathon runner supports brain tumour victim”- CBC NEWS
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

26th August 2014 - CBC NEWS EDMONTON

Dozens of birds hurt in Alberta hail storm

Dozens of birds hurt in Alberta hail storm – CBC NEWS.
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

6th August 2014 - CBC NEWS EDMONTON

“Edmonton’s Heritage Festival comes to a close”

“Edmonton’s Heritage Festival comes to a close. The Heritage Festival attracked around 390,000 people this weekend” – CBC NEWS.
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

6th August 2014 - CBC NEWS ALBERTA

“Albertans work most hours in the country, says study”

“Albertans work most hours in the country, says study. The Fraser Institute study says Alberta needs to attract young workers from other provinces.” – CBC NEWS
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

6th August 2014 - CBC NEWS EDMONTON

“More than 20 sick after E. coli outbreak in Edmonton”

“More than 20 sick after E. coli outbreak in Edmonton.Alberta Health Services urges Edmontonians to exercise extra caution in food preparation.” – CBC NEWS
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

6th August 2014 - CBC NEWS ALBERTA

“Photo project raises awareness for exploited women”

“Professional photographers in Edmonton and Calgary have teamed up to launch a unique fundraiser that raises money for some of the most vulnerable women in Alberta.
The project, entitled “The Women”, is in support of women who have been sexually exploited or are victims of human trafficking.” – CBC NEWS
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

7th November 2013 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

“The aboriginal community using tourism to help preserve its way of life”

“The Haida Gwaii archipelago is on the north-western coast of British Colombia and is home to the Haida people. 

Like many of Canada’s first nation people, from the 1870s to until the 1970s, children were taken from their parents and sent to boarding and residential schools where their cultural practices and languages were banned. 

The Canadian government has apologised. 

But despite what has happened in the past, the Haida culture is thriving. 

The Haida heritage centre in Skidegate allows tourists to learn about their culture and an art route created throughout Haida Gwaii allows visitors to meet local people. 

Brandy Yanchyk finds out more.”

23rd August 2013 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

“Could an aerial turf war make cross Canada travel cheaper?”

“Flying domestically in Canada has often been expensive, but now there is a change in the air which could be good news for those wanting to travel by plane. 

Brandy Yanchyk meets the winners and losers of North America’s latest battle for the skies.”

16th May 2013 - BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA/BBC WORLD TV

“Japanese tsunami: what debris is washing up in Canada now?”

“The earthquake and tsunami near a city of Sendai in Japan happened over two years ago.
Around 1.5 million tonnes of debris washed into the ocean by the disasters are expected to reach North American shores.
The odd items – a football and even a Harley Davidson bike – have already arrived.
Brandy Yanchyk went to Flores Island in British Colombia to find out what locals are finding on the west coast of Canada.”

7th February 2013 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

“Hug a tree to be happy”

“The science behind tree hugging in Finland – can it really make you a healthier person? 

Brandy Yanchyk visits the forest in Koli National Park where some believe nature has healing powers and hugging trees can improve your well-being. 

Brandy puts the claim to the test.”

21st December 2012 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Brandy Yanchyk’s NEW ZEALAND CAVE DIVING piece leads BBC World TV’s “FAST TRACK’s travel highlights of 2012”

“From meeting snow monkeys in Japan to cave diving in New Zealand and ballooning in Turkey – Fast Track visited more than 40 countries around the world in 2012.”

BBC fast:track is the weekly leisure and business TV travel programme broadcast on the BBC World News TV channel to a global audience of more than 303 million homes, reaching 71 million viewers each week.

25th July 2012 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Protecting Tasmania’s pristine nature

“Tasmania is often called one of Australia’s hidden gems – 240km off the south-east corner of mainland Australia and with more than 2,000km of walking trails and 18 national parks.
Tasmania’s isolation from the mainland has also helped to keep many plants, animals and birds that are rare – or even extinct elsewhere – alive.
Brandy Yanchyk discovers how the tiny island balances the impact travellers make on its delicate environment.”

25th May 2012 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

The enduring lure of Anne of Green Gables

Brandy Yanchyk worked as Assistant Producer on this half hour documentary on the Canada Direct series for BBC World TV’s travel show FAST TRACK. Click the link below to see the section of the film about “The enduring lure of Anne of Green Gables”.

25th May 2012 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Nova Scotia’s rich black heritage

Brandy Yanchyk worked as Assistant Producer on this half hour documentary on the Canada Direct series for BBC World TV’s travel show FAST TRACK. Click the link below to see the section of the film about “Nova Scotia’s rich black heritage”.

23rd May 2012 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Newfoundland’s new age of prosperity

Brandy Yanchyk worked as Assistant Producer on this half hour documentary on the Canada Direct series for BBC World TV’s travel show FAST TRACK. Click the link below to see the section of the film about “Newfoundland’s new age of prosperity”.

28th January 2012 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Cave diving in New Zealand

“Brandy Yanchyk goes after adventure at the Waitomo Caves in New Zealand, experiencing the steepest abseil in the world into the black abyss of an underwater river.”

26th December 2011 - BBC WORLD TV/BBC NEWS ONLINE

Art on an Australian Outback train

“First Person: Painting on a train across the Australian Outback

Greg Fisher is a train manager on a line which crosses Australia from Sydney to Perth. He paints portraits and landscapes as he travels 4,000 km across the Outback on Great Southern Rail. Mr Fisher talked to the BBC’s Brandy Yanchyk describing his journey and what led him to combine art and transport.”

23rd December 2011 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Ultimate thrills from around the world

“Some of Fast Track’s favourite adrenaline rushes from 2011 – Carmen Roberts treks up Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia, Tayfun King tries a death-defying mountain bike trail in Bolivia and Amandeep Bhangu reports from the Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil, Rajan Datar goes chariot riding and Brandy Yanchyk tries ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies.”

19th December 2011 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Heli-hiking in the remote Canadian Rockies

“Brandy Yanchyk experiences a guided heli-hike in the mountains of British Columbia – an adventure which encompasses travelling by zip-lines, climbing a via ferrata, and visiting glaciers.”

11th August 2011 - BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA/BBC WORLD TV

Canadian town makes money out of icebergs

“The people of the eastern Canadian fishing town of Twillingate are obsessed with icebergs. The town calls itself the iceberg capital of the world, and tourists are willing to shell out their incomes to visit this small fishing community in May and June when the season for the cold goliaths is booming. Icebergs also help keep Twillingate’s economy alive after the local cod fishing industry was shut down. Brandy Yanchyk visited the town to find out how it is cashing in on its icy visitors.”

25th July 2011 - CBC NATIONAL NEWS

Britain’s Prince Andrew in Canada’s Northwest Territories

“Prince Andrew visits Norman Wells, N.W.T., and goes on canoe trip with friends.” The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk had an exclusive interview with the Duke of York.

29th March 2011 - BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA

Olga Kotelko: The 91-year-old track star

“The 91-year-old Canadian still winning and breaking records!” Brandy Yanchyk visited Olga Kotelko in Vancouver, British Columbia to hear her story.

23rd March 2011 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Glimpsing the Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Canada

“For some people seeing the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is a lifelong dream.
Every year thousands of tourists travel to Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories to try to catch a glimpse of this spectacular sight.
Brandy Yanchyk wrapped up warm and looked to the skies for a view of the famous lights.”

7th February 2011 - BBC ON DEMAND

The school at the top of a Canadian ski mountain

“Parents living in a Canadian resort town have created their own independent school on top of a ski mountain after the nearest school to their town closed.

Families in Sun Peaks, British Columbia, were told their children would have to commute two hours a day to reach another school.

Since last September, 19 children aged from five to 10 have made their way up the mountain in Sun Peaks to get to their one-room school house.

Each morning, they take the ski lift to the Discovery Centre school and ski back down home when the day is done.”

The BBC’s Brandy Yanchyk joined pupil 9-year-old Juliet McGauchie for a taste of her regular school day.

4th February 2011 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Learn to ice climb in Canada

“Jasper National Park is listed as one of only 15 Unesco World Heritage Sites in Canada. Skiing and snowboarding dominate the slopes but the park also offers the opportunity to get to grips with frozen waterfalls of ice.
Brandy Yanchyk travelled to the park, located in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, to learn how to ice climb.”

22nd October 2010 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Cowboy Vacation

Brandy Yanchyk gets into the cowboy spirit as she visits the Calgary Stampede, “the greatest outdoor show on Earth” and saddles up at a working Alberta ranch.

14th September 2010 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Arctic safari attracts visitors to Canada

“The frozen wastelands of Canada’s far north have always held an attraction for more adventurous tourists. But with stories about global warming threatening to change the landscape, more people seem to be heading there to get a glimpse of the areas stark, natural beauty before it changes. Brandy Yanchyk went on a Canadian Arctic Safari – travelling through the Hudson Strait going north of the tree line.”

9th July 2010 - BBC ON DEMAND

Chuckwagon racer who saves injured horses from death

“The annual Calgary Stampede gets underway in Alberta, Canada, this weekend, bringing together cowboys for 10 days of rodeo and racing.

Among the most exciting features of the festival are the races between the horse-drawn chuckwagons.

Chuckwagon driver Wayne Knight takes injured horses from all across North America that would usually be killed and helps them to recuperate.

Mr Knight then rehabilitates them so that they can compete in his chuckwagon races – he says that so far he has saved about 500 horses.

Chuckwagon racing is being closely watched this year by animal activists after three horses died at last year’s Stampede.”

The BBC’s Brandy Yanchyk visited Wayne at his farm in Saskatchewan to hear about why he helps to save horses and how he thinks of them as his children.

13th May 2010 - BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA

Volunteering for service at Montreal restaurant

“The aim of Robin des Bois (Robin Hood) Restaurant in Montreal is changing lives one meal at a time. The eatery donates its profits to six local charities and relies heavily on volunteers to keep the operation running. Opened in 2006, there is now a waiting list of those offering to help.
In this first person account, Judy Servay explains to Brandy Yanchyk why in tough times her restaurant has become such a winning proposition.”

27th April 2010 - BBC ON DEMAND

Montreal restaurant takes from rich and gives to poor

“The Montreal restaurant Robin des Bois is trying to live up to its English namesake Robin Hood by taking from the rich and giving to the poor. The people who serve the food and help to prepare it are mostly volunteers. Although the restaurant has 22 employees on the payroll they depend on help from 20 volunteers a day to run the business. They spend their free time working there knowing that all the profits from the restaurant will go to six different local charities. The waiting list of volunteers currently stands at around 3,500. Nadine Saade is a lawyer who helps out at the restaurant.” She explains to Brandy Yanchyk what she gets out of volunteering.”

5th April 2010 - BBC WORLD TV/BBC ON DEMAND

Insect-lover on his amazing collection

“After giving up his job as a notary, insect-lover Georges Brossard spent decades travelling with his wife to more than 100 different countries collecting insects. When he returned to his native Montreal he donated his collection of nearly 250,000 specimens to the City of Montreal. Now Montreal has opened an Insectarium so that the public can come and see Brossard’s amazing collection. He explained to Brandy Yanchyk why he finds insects so fascinating.”

1st March 2010 - BBC ON DEMAND

Canadians celebrate hockey gold win

“Canada has secured the final gold medal of the Winter Olympics Games after a dramatic win over the United States in the men’s ice hockey. The hosts won more gold medals than any other country.” After the victory, jubilant Canadians gave their reaction to Brandy Yanchyk in Vancouver.”

19th February 2010 - BBC WORLD TV

Fast Track: goes dogsledding

“With the Winter Olympics in full swing, we sent fast:track reporter Brandy Yanchyk to try her hand at a most Canadian way of getting around – dogsled.”

11th February 2010 - BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA

Making the Olympic medals

“The medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics have been designed by an Aboriginal Canadian called Corrine Hunt. She spoke to reporter Brandy Yanchyk about the inspiration behind her designs.”

1st January 2010 - BBC WORLD TV/BBC ON DEMAND

Canada’s Aboriginal snowboard team

“The Winter Olympics are coming to Vancouver in 2010 – an event being celebrated with the establishment of a First Nations Snowboard team. Reporter Brandy Yanchyk met the founder of the First Nations Snowboard Team, Aaron Marchant in Vancouver.”

14th October 2009 - BBC WORLD TV's travel show Fast:Track

Fast Track: In Canada

“Brandy Yanchyk heads to Calgary, Alberta in the search for dinosaur fossils” for BBC World TV’s travel show Fast Track.

21st August 2009 - BBC WORLD TV

Scottish earl retraces Canada trip

“A Scottish earl retraces the travels of his great-great grandfather regarded as the first European tourist to travel through Western Canada..”

9th May 2009 - CTV/ACCESS TV

Edmonton 2030

While Brandy Yanchyk was hosting Alberta Primetime, the show discussed what Edmonton might look like in 2030.

3rd October 2008 - BBC WORLD TV

The time-sellers of Greenwich

“One Greenwich family provided Greenwich Time to paying customers across London for more than a century. Brandy Yanchyk reports.”

23rd September 2008 - BBC WORLD TV

Refugees move from desert to ice

“Palestinian refugees who had been camped on the Iraqi-Syrian border have been given a new home in Iceland.”

5th September 2008 - BBC WORLD TV

Art lovers like it small

“Tiny street installations – or urban art – are impressing and amusing art-lovers at a gallery in London with artist Slinkachu.”

25th June 2008 - BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA

Toronto addicts get makeovers

“A makeover project in Toronto, Canada is helping women fighting to get off drugs turn their lives around.”

22nd April 2008 - BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA

Better than Indiana Jones

“Film’s most famous archaeologist Indiana Jones will soon be back on-screen but one woman puts him in the shadows.”

Radio

2nd September 2012 - CBC RADIO ONE/WORLD REPORT

Canadian Paralympic Team Spends a Record 3 Million Dollars for 2012 London Games

“Going into the Games the Canadian Paralympic Committee spent a record three million dollars preparing for the Games. Brandy Yanchyk reports on what that’s meant for athletes in London.” CBC WORLD REPORT
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2nd September 2012 - CBC RADIO ONE/WORLD REPORT

Canadian Paralympians at the 2012 London Games

“In all 145 people are competing for Canada at the Games. Reporter Brandy Yanchyk caught up with a few of them to talk about the thrill of representing their country at this elite competition.” – CBC WORLD REPORT
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8th September 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC’s End of Summer Travel Series 2011 – Norman Wells, Northwest Territories

“To help us wrap up the summer CBC Reporter Brandy Yanchyk is taking us traveling. All this week she’ll take us on adventures in western and northern Canada. Today we head to the remote town of Norman Wells in the Northwest Territories which is about seven hundred kilometres northwest of Yellowknife, just a two hour flight from Edmonton. The population is about eight hundred and Brandy started her adventure canoeing and ended it by meeting a royal.”

8th September 2011 - CBC's End of Summer Travel Series 2011 – Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

CBC’s End of Summer Travel Series 2011 – Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

“Yesterday our Reporter Brandy Yanchyk took us canoeing in Norman Wells in the Northwest Territories. Today we continue our travel adventures in British Columbia. It all starts at the Masset international airport where Brandy is off to Haida Gwaii.”

8th September 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC’s End of Summer Travel Series 2011 – Heli-hiking in the Columbia Mountains, British Columbia

“We have been canoeing in the Northwest Territories and hiking along Haida Gwaii. Well today we finish our end of summer travel series with CBC Reporter Brandy Yanchyk. Today we are off to the Columbia mountains where Brandy goes to great heights heli-hiking.”

8th September 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC’s End of Summer Travel Series 2011 – Rafter Six Ranch, Kananaskis, Alberta

“There’s been canoeing, plain old hiking and heli-hiking. Well today CBC Reporter Brandy Yanchyk wraps up her end of summer travel series with a trip to the Rafter Six Ranch in Kananaskis country.”

25th July 2011 - CBC NATIONAL RADIO NEWS/WORLD REPORT

Britain’s Prince Andrew celebrates in the Sahtu region in the Northwest Territories

“Britain’s Prince Andrew is in Norman Wells in the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories this weekend helping to celebrate the opening of new tourist facilities in the area. As Brandy Yanchyk reports people in the area are hoping that the royal endorsement for their region will result in more people visiting the north.”

21st April 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

Geocaching in Jasper National Park

“Renowned artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has created a program to get kids off the couch, away from video games and out into nature. The program is called Get to Know’s National Treasure Program and it teaches children about geocaching and its being offered in Jasper this summer. CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk was there as the first session of the season got underway.”

11th April 2011 - CBC RADIO ONE/SYNDICATION

Lifelong learning: “Working with my literacy tutor for 26 years”

“For twenty-six years Red Deer’s Joe Gallant has been working with the same literacy tutor every Wednesday. As part of International Adult Learner’s Week the CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk visited Joe to hear about his story of learning to read.”

11th March 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC Live Right Now Series – Whistler, British Columbia

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk travels to Whistler where members of the public are getting a chance to try the sport of skeleton.

9th March 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC Live Right Now Series – Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk travels to Lesser Slave Lake in northern Alberta to take in the snowmobile drag race and other outdoor winter activities.

4th March 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC Live Right Now Series – Sun Peaks, British Columbia

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk travels to the resort town of Sun Peaks, British Columbia to check out the Okanagan Winter Wine Festival.

2nd March 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC Live Right Now Series – Sun Peaks Discovery Centre, British Columbia

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk travels to the resort town of Sun Peaks, British Columbia to visit a new school that local parents have created on top of a ski mountain there.

7th January 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC Winter Escapes Travel Series – Lake Louise

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk goes hiking in Lake Louise, Alberta.

6th January 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC Winter Escapes Travel Series – Afternoon Tea

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk takes us to the Banff Springs Hotel for afternoon tea.

5th January 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC Winter Escapes Travel Series – Vancouver

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk samples street food from vendors in Vancouver.

4th January 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC Winter Escapes Travel Series – Cowboy Vacation

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk learns how to be a cowboy at the Homeplace Ranch in Priddis, Alberta.

3rd January 2011 - CBC RADIO EDMONTON/RADIO ACTIVE

CBC Winter Escapes Travel Series – Okanagan Valley

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk visits the Sparkling Hill Resort in picturesque Okanagan Valley owned by the famous Swarovski Crystal Empire.

16th August 2010 - DEUTSCHE WELLE/ NEWSLINK

Germans in Canada’s Okanagan Valley

“Over the past few decades adventurous German immigrants looking for new opportunities have been finding a home in Canada’s Okanagan valley in British Columbia. Today it’s famous as a major wine producing region not least due to the German winemakers who have settled there over the past half century. Deutsche Welle Radio Correspondent Brandy Yanchyk travelled to the region to meet some of the immigrants who are helping to shape developments there.”

6th August 2010 - CBC RADIO ONE/SYNDICATION

Saving Tumbler Ridge

How does a coal mining town that’s lost its coal mines stop itself from becoming a ghost town? Charles Helm of Tumbler Ridge has the answer…build hiking trails, uncover dinosaur bones and tourists will come. Or will they?

The town of Tumbler Ridge was built in the late 1980’s to support the opening of coal mines in northeastern British Columbia.

Tumbler Ridge and its infrastructure was built specifically to last 25 to 30 years because that would be the life of the mines.

But as CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk reports the residents are fighting to keep their town alive and are hoping that rebranding it as a tourist destination will be the ticket that will attract people to come.

20th July 2010 - BBC WORLD SERVICE/THE WORLD TODAY

Looking at the Arctic Through Inuit Eyes

“One enterprising development has been Inuit Tourism though. It is now possible to go on Inuit run cruises on Inuit lands in the Arctic to discover more about the traditional way of life of the Inuit and how it is changing. The World Today’s Lawrence Pollard spoke to Journalist Brandy Yanchyk who is sailing with Cruise North, the Inuit Cruise company.”

1st July 2010 - CBC RADIO ONE/SYNDICATION

Horse Healer – Chuckwagon Racer Wayne Knight

The Calgary Stampede starts on July 9th and will be running until July 18th. Wayne Knight is a Chuckwagon Driver who competes there each year. Knight is unique because he takes injured horses from across the US and Canada that would usually be sent to a kill plant and helps them to recuperate. He rehabilitates them so that they can compete in his Chuckwagon racers. So far Wayne Knight has saved about five hundred horses.

The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk met up with Wayne Knight in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan to talk to him about why he helps to save injured horses.

13th May 2010 - BBC WORLD SERVICE/THE WORLD TODAY

Mr. Spock comes home to Vulcan, Alberta

“One of the original stars of Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy, was visiting a small Canadian prairie town on friday, there is nothing strange about you might think except for one thing the town is called Vulcan which also happens to be the name of the planet from which Mr. Spock hailed. This town is celebrating its new status as the official Star Trek Capital of Canada. Brandy Yanchyk caught up Leonard Nimoy before the weekend’s festivities got underway…”

25th February 2010 - DEUTSCHE WELLE/NEWSLINK

Spirits run high for Germany who are in second place at the Vancouver Olympics

“It’s day fourteen of the Winter Olympics and Germany is still in second place with twenty-four medals. Spirits are running high for the German athletes who have won medals. Brandy Yanchyk met some of them in the town of Whistler where they have been competing.”

24th February 2010 - DEUTSCHE WELLE/NEWSLINK

Olympics a cultural exchange for Germany and Canada’s First Nations

“Germany is not only hoping to leave the Olympics with a chestful of medals it also wants to use this high profile sporting event for cultural exchange. The eastern German state of Saxony is using the Olympics as an opportunity to share its culture with Canada’s aboriginals. Brandy Yanchyk reports from Vancouver.”

23rd February 2010 - DEUTSCHE WELLE/NEWSLINK

Germany’s Luge Athletes reflect on the Vancouver Olympic Games

“Next, the Winter Olympics. After 10 days of competition the US is leading the overall Olympic medal count with twenty-five, four more than Germany. Brandy Yanchyk met up with the German luge team to see what they’ve learned so far.”

18th February 2010 - DEUTSCHE WELLE/NEWSLINK

Promoting German hospitality at the Vancouver Olympics

“While the eyes of the world are on Canada during the Olympic Winter Games other countries are hoping to entice the world to take a look at them at the same time. Germany is no exception. Brandy Yanchyk has been sampling German beer and sausage in Vancouver.”

17th February 2010 - DEUTSCHE WELLE/NEWSLINK

German curlers enjoy the spotlight at the Vancouver Olympics

“The curling events have begun at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. The sport is extremely popular in Canada and a pair of gold medals in this sport is a main goal for the host nation coming second only to hockey. Canada beat Germany 9 – 4 on Tuesday but as Brandy Yanchyk reports the German curling teams are hoping the Vancouver Olympics will help the sport to grow back home.”

14th February 2010 - DEUTSCHE WELLE/SPORTS REPORT

Mind over matter for the German Olympic Team

“The Vancouver Winter Olympics are underway in Canada. Germany is hoping to top the medal table again this year. The talent to do it is there – so if Germany wants to succeed, it seems the difference between standing on the podium and being a bystander may have more to do with the mind than the body. Here’s Deutsche Welle radio’s correspondent Brandy Yanchyk from Vancouver.”

12th February 2010 - DEUTSCHE WELLE/NEWSLINK

German Team hopes to stay on top of medal’s table at 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

“The Vancouver Winter Olympics are underway in Canada. Germany is hoping to stay on top of the medal table this year. At the last winter Games in 2006 in Turin the German team won 29 medals – 11 gold – 12 silver and six bronze. Deutsche Welle Radio’s Brandy Yanchyk is in Vancouver and has this report.”

31st October 2009 - DEUTSCHE WELLE/NEWSLINK

Winter Olympic Torch Relay begins across Canada

“The Olympic Torch Relay for the Vancouver 2010 Winter games has begun in Canada. The Olympic flame arrived on Canadian soil on Friday morning from Athens, Greece. Deutsche Welle Radio correspondent Brandy Yanchyk was in Victoria, British Columbia to greet the Olympic flame and watch the launch of the Torch Relay across Canada.”

30th September 2008 - PRI's THE WORLD

Iceland home to resettled Palestinians

“Some Palestinian refugees who fled Iraq have found refuge in an unlikely place… Iceland. Reporter Brandy Yanchyk has the story.”

1st September 2007 - CBC RADIO/DISPATCHES

The Republic

“There’s no such nickname for what’s happening further south, in the Irish Republic. There, people are coming – or in some cases coming back – rather than going. The benefits of membership in the European union have transformed the economy out of agriculture and into information technology. Quality of life there was rated first in the world by the prestigious Economist Magazine in 2005. And it’s attracting young immigrants from all over the world, as we hear from Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk in the Irish capital.”

22nd July 2007 - CBC RADIO/DISPATCHES

Confucius for Dummies

“The ideas of the old conservative, philosopher aren’t just on the rebound here in China, the Chinese are adding Confucius to their list of exports, as they set up Confucian centers in countries around the world. As Brandy Yanchyk found out, this effort has special resonance in Taiwan.”

1st April 2007 - CBC RADIO REPORT

Low budget airlines affect Malta and Gozo

“The Maltese hope the cut-rate airfares will change the island’s reputation as more of a place for the mature traveller. And on Gozo? They’re just hoping the jet engines won’t disturb the sheep. Dispatches contributor Brandy Yanchyk meets up with travellers on a tight budget, at the gateway to paradise.”

27th July 2006 - CBC RADIO/DISPATCHES

Co-ed Convent

“…the Vatican gave its blessing to a co-ed convent. Rather than being delivered from temptation, you might say the fourteen nuns and three monks of the Franciscan Fraternity, are being exposed to it. They’re sharing lives – though separate quarters – in an experiment taking place near Rome, where Dispatches contributor Brandy Yanchyk joined them out in the garden.”

4th July 2005 - RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL/CBC

Rwandan Pen Pals

“Today is a day set aside by the United Nations to remember the genocide in Rwanda. In Canada, we have the story of a teacher who helped bring the struggle of Rwanda to her student through a pen pal program that began before the genocide. Brandy Yanchyk was one of the students in Markham, Ontario who wrote to Rwandan pen pals.”

27th January 2005 - CBC RADIO/THE CURRENT

Jewish Security Documentary In London

“High-tech security is a common part of the architecture of Jewish schools, cemeteries and synagogues. And many Jews claim there has been a steep rise in anti-Semitism, which they’re determined to combat at all costs. But still there are those who say they are overreacting. Freelance reporter, Brandy Yanchyk, prepared a documentary which examined the gap between the reality and the perception of hate.”

24th September 2003 - CBC RADIO/THE CURRENT

Toronto Tent City

“Toronto, September 24. 2002. The bulldozers moved in to move the people of tent city out. That was a year ago, and many of the Tent City alumni did end up in apartments through a rent subsidy program.
Brandy Yanchyk tracked down some of them and prepared a documentary called Moving Home.”

Online

12th February 2015 - BBC Travel Show

“Heli-skiing in the ‘powder highway’”

“Fifty years ago, mountain guide Hans Gmoser began taking skiing groups by helicopter to some of the most remote parts of British Columbia’s mountain tops. Once seen as the preserve of the most daring elite skiers, it has now become accessible to people with intermediate experience. The Travel Show’s Brandy Yanchyk travels to Revelstoke, part of a series of ski resorts known as the “powder highway”.”

2nd December 2014 - BBC Travel Show website

‘The polar bear capital of the world’

“Canada is home to around 15,000 of the world’s surviving polar bears.
But can tourism help with conservation efforts when it comes to these threatened animals?
Brandy Yanchyk reports from Churchill, Manitoba where for two months of the year polar bears outnumber residents.”

30th November 2014 - BBC.com

“New threat to Canada’s Pacific humpback whales?”

“Once hunted to near extinction, the humpback whales of Canada’s Pacific are back in larger numbers and the Canadian government has downgraded their status from “threatened” to one “of special concern”. However, there are concerns that the whales face new risks from increased oil and natural gas exploration.
Brandy Yanchyk reports from the coast of British Columbia.”

17th September 2011 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

Tycoon’s lifeline to Canadian island prompts mixed reactions

“Zita Cobb, a multimillionaire in the high tech industry, has returned to her remote childhood island home off Newfoundland to save its endangered rural community from extinction.” Brandy Yanchyk reports from Fogo Island.

11th August 2011 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

World iceberg capital turns frozen blocks to cold, hard cash

“Twillingate is obsessed with icebergs. The eastern Canadian fishing town calls itself the iceberg capital of the world, and tourists flock to visit in the summer when the season for the frozen goliaths is booming.” Brandy Yanchyk reports from Twillingate, Newfoundland.

25th July 2011 - cbc.ca

Britain’s Prince Andrew marks 5th visit to Canada’s Northwest Territories

“Prince Andrew spent this past weekend in the Northwest Territories, where he enjoyed a canoe trip with friends and helped locals celebrate the opening of an upgraded float plane base.” The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk had an exclusive interview with the Duke of York.

11th June 2011 - BBC ON DEMAND

Canada’s ‘Little Iceland’

“The Canadian town of Gimli is known as “New Iceland” because the area was settled by Icelandic immigrants in the late 1870s and has kept its Icelandic heritage, customs and language. Now, with their homeland suffering economic troubles, a fresh wave of Icelanders is arriving in the area seeking work.
Brandy Yanchyk visited Gimli to get a taste of the town and find out why people feel at home 3,000 miles away from Reykjavik.”

7th February 2011 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

Canada’s school on top of a ski mountain

“Parents living in the Canadian resort town of Sun Peaks, British Columbia, created their own independent school on top of a ski mountain after they were told their children would have to travel two hours a day to reach the nearest school. Brandy Yanchyk reports from Sun Peaks.”

21st October 2010 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

Keeping Canada’s unique Gaelic culture alive

“Musicians, folk culture enthusiasts and teachers have been spearheading attempts to revitalize a unique Gaelic culture on an island off Canada’s Atlantic coast. Brandy Yanchyk reports from the Celtic Colours International Festival on Cape Breton.”

4th June 2010 - BBC NEWS ONLINE/BBC ON DEMAND

Star Trek fans set to beam up to Canada

“Fewer than 2,000 people live in the small prairie town of Vulcan in Alberta, Canada. But the town sees its population swell every June as it trades on its name and its association with Vulcan, the home planet of Mr Spock in Star Trek.”
Brandy Yanchyk interviewed Actor Leonard Nimoy on why he loves visiting Vulcan, Alberta – the Star Trek capital of Canada.

5th April 2010 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

The Canadian insect collector who eats his specimens

“Georges Brossard has spent the last 35 years in passionate pursuit of insects – sleeping among them and even eating the odd cricket or ant.” Brandy Yanchyk reports from Montreal, Quebec.

12th March 2010 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

Canada’s ‘secret land’ Yukon woos tourists

“As Vancouver gears up for its second stint as Olympic host with the Paralympics beginning on 12 March, one northern Canadian territory is hoping the lasting legacy of the Games will be a boost to tourism.” Brandy Yanchyk reports from Whitehorse, Yukon.”

1st March 2010 - BBC NEWS ONLINE/BBC ON DEMAND

Canada goes wild after ice hockey victory

“People are literally dancing in the streets of Vancouver after Canada won the coveted gold in the Winter Olympics’ men’s ice hockey final against the United States.” Brandy Yanchyk reports from Vancouver.”

3rd February 2010 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

Brother and sister from Haiti find a home in Canada

“Carmen Lynne will never forget 12 January, the day the devastating earthquake struck Haiti. Mrs Lynne, who lives near Edmonton in the Canadian province of Alberta, was hovering by the phone waiting for a call to tell her to fly to Haiti to pick up her newly adopted children when news of the quake broke.”

1st January 2010 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

Aboriginal Canadians divided over Vancouver Olympics

“Olympic gold? Native Canadians divided over 2010 winter games.” Brandy Yanchyk reports from Vancouver.

13th October 2009 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

Changing face of Canada ‘cowboy city’

“The cattle-ranching city of Brooks in Alberta, Canda, is undergoing deep changes as immigrants around the world come to work there, reports Brandy Yanchyk…”

21st August 2009 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

Scottish earl retraces Canada trip

“A Scottish earl retraces the travels of his great-great grandfather regarded as the first European tourist to travel through Western Canada..”

14th June 2007 - CBC.ca

A Confucian comeback in the age of Chinese capitalism

Brandy Yanchyk reports from Taipei, Taiwan for the CBC.

17th April 2007 - CBC.ca

Photogallery of Gozo/Malta

30th March 2007 - BBC NEWS ONLINE

Malta hopes for air tourism boost

“Low-budget carriers are changing the face of tourism on the islands of Malta and Gozo”