Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Podunk Below the Masthead (Monday August 9, 2010)

An arrest in a string of credit card offences, the Jobless rate in the Northwest nears 12 per cent and Conservation Officers report a successful long weekend of enforcement in the Northwest, some of the items from Monday's news review

The Northern View
Prince Rupert RCMP make arrest in credit card fraud case -- An alleged three week fraudulent credit card spending spree came to an end on Friday with the arrest of a north coast resident who now 53 charges of the criminal code (see article here) (Our Podunk article on this story can be found here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Prince Rupert man arrested in connection to credit card fraud-- CFTK offers up its interpretation of the arrest of a local man who now faces a number of charges related to credit card fraud (see article here) (CFTK TV 7 had this report for the evening news)

CFTK TV 7 News
MP's Wife Gives Birth to Twins-- CFTK catches up with the social news on Monday with word on the birth of twins for Nathan and Diana Cullen, as we outlined on the blog on the weekend, the Cullens welcomed their two sons into the world on Friday morning (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
City of Terrace adopts "Wood First" bylaw-- Terrace council seeks to encourage the use of wood products as a primary building material in the city (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Preliminary hearings on Enbridge project begin Tuesday-- The first of three sessions regarding the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project are set to get underway this week, with the first session to take place in Whitecourt, Alberta (see article here) (see CFTK TV video report here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Movie Gallery closes for good in Terrace-- The first of the regions Movie Gallery stores has closed its doors in the Northwest. The Terrace location brought an end to its business cycle on Monday, the going out of business sale continues on at other Northwest locations including Prince Rupert. (see article here)

Conservation officers say road checks were good for exposure-- Details of a string of road and river checks over the BC Day Long Weekend, where Conservation Officers checked a total of 2600 people for compliance of regulations (see article here) (CFTK TV news featured  this video report for  the evening news)

Terrace Standard
Northwest jobless rate highest-- Some background on the latest numbers from Statistics Canada which show that with a jobless rate of 11.8 per cent, the Northwest continues to hold the dubious title of having the highest rate of unemployment in the province (see article here) (Our Podunk item on this story can be found here)

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