Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead March 30, 2009

Broadwater Industries gets that sinking feeling, the Cancer Society relays the information about their relay and the names continue to come in seeking change to Salmon farm legislation, some of Monday's news items in the Daily News.

BARGE UNDER THE WATER AT SEAL COVE-- The sinking Sunday of a work barge owned by Broadwater Industries was the topic of the weekend around Prince Rupert, as a fair amount of the locals gathered along the Seal Cove waterfront to watch the attempts to bring the crane and barge back to the surface. Monday's Daily News outlined some of the details of the mishap on Sunday, the cause of which is still not quite clear. The 42 ton crane and barge combination was in operation at the Coast Guard base last week and Doug Mackereth was first informed of the trouble early on Sunday morning. The incident complete with picture, was the front page, headline story in Monday's paper.

With the Cancer society relay for life coming up in June, the planning and organizing for the annual fund and awareness raising event continues. Monday's paper featured an update from organizer Cathy Quane who outlined the progress of the planning for the event.

They are up to 10,000 names with more on the way, as supporters for changes to the provinces salmon farm legislation continue to organize their forces. Alexandra Morton a long time opponent of the way that the provincial government has introduced the salmon farm industry to the province was high in her praise of the residents of the North coast, describing what local residents have done as a "miracle" in their proactive nature in slowing down the fish farm industry, she did however suggest that those fish farm owners will attempt to come back again.

Co-ed volleyball was featured on the sports page on Monday with pictures and an account of the recent playoff action.

Those locals that are keen eyed will no doubt be counting the photos of local politicians appearing in the pages of the Daily News in this run up to the May election. Monday's paper found two more check marks in the Herb Pond totals column, a submitted photo of the Liberal candidate with a couple of supporters signing his nomination list, as well as a well placed paid advertisement on the Daily News Hockey Pool page. A note for NDP or Green supporters, advertising space is still available on the Poolie page, right below the Liberal candidate. The city's hockey fans are there for the propagandizing..

Total pages in Monday's paper (12)

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