Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Previewing Wednesday night's debate, Nathan Cullen sends a scare through vacation planners across the Northwest and hey the Port has a new name on the Board of Directors list (wherever did the Daily learn that), all part of the Tuesday edition of the Daily News...

A TRIO OF CANDIDATES WILL BE DEBATING ISSUES OF THE DAY-- The Daily News provides a preview of Wednesday night's candidates debate at the Lester Centre for the Arts. Outlining the possible approaches of the three candidates as they take to the only local forum planned so far in this election campaign. The preview was featured as the front page, headline item in the Tuesday paper.

Elsewhere in the Tuesday edition, NDP MP Nathan Cullen is already protesting, even though the subject of his protest hasn't come to pass yet. Cullen put a scare into vacation planners across the Northwest with his speculation that Air Canada may soon cut Jazz adrift, leaving the regional airline in a tenuous situation and air travel in the Northwest in a rather confused situation if the speculation proves correct.

The problems for Jazz could come about as Air Canada prepares to realign its financial picture, which some suggest would be better served without the various regional Jazz operations across the country. Where that would leave air travel in the Northwest remains to be seen, but just in case Air Canada has any thoughts of change, Cullen is putting them on notice of sorts.

The Port Corporation announces a new member of the board, former Rupertite Ray Castelli, most recently of the NaiKun Wind corporation. Regular readers of the blog first heard word of the announcement in the early, early hours of Monday morning with our item posted to the Podunk blog shortly after midnight on Sunday.

The Sports section provided some background on a former PRSS Rainmaker making good on the College scene down south as well as providing an update on the Skeena 97 peewee rep team at a Vancouver tournament.

Total pages in Tuesday's paper (12)

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