Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Podunk Below the Masthead, Monday, December 20, 2010

An arson attempt on Haida Gwaii, Free Access to the Civic Centre on Wednesday and a rescue at sea for the US Coast Guard in Alaska, some of our items of note from our Monday news review.

The Northern View
Queen Charlotte RCMP investigating arson attempt at detachment building--  As we outlined on the blog on Saturday, a disturbing incident of attempted arson at the Queen Charlotte City RCMP detachment is currently under investigation (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Free Civic Centre Day for everyone-- Rupertites can take advantage of the generosity of the employees at Ridley Terminals this Wednesday, as we reviewed on the blog on Saturday , RTI employees have booked the Civic Centre from 12 to 4 Friday for the free use of Prince Rupert residents (see article here) (Sahar Nassimdoost had this report for the TV 7 evening news)

CFTK TV 7 News
Kitimat Council considers holding public forum on Northern Gateway-- The District of Kitimat is asked to act as co-host into a public forum on the Enbridge Northern Gateway project (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Caregiver Sentenced -- A former employee of a group home in Terrace is sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to sexually exploiting a woman in his care. (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Mine Acquisition Challenged -- A Northwest First Nation has filed a legal challenge regarding the Mount Milligan mine project north of Fort St. James. (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
NovaGold Bids to Buy Copper Canyon-- Nova Gold makes a takeover offer of 34.1 million dollars for Copper Canyon Resources (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Arson Attempted on Queen Charlotte RCMP Detachment-- CFTK provides its review of the events of Friday night on Haida Gwaii (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
CIHL: Smithers, Prince Rupert Hold Division leads-- A review of the weekend action in the CIHL, which saw the Prince Rupert Rampage hold onto its lead in the West division (see article here)

Terrace Standard
Caregiver sent to jail-- A sentence of 297 days is issued to a Terrace resident who pleaded guilty of sexually exploitation of a disabled person (see article here)

Terrace Standard
Shames opens with a blast--  The regions ski facility opened up for another season with a variety of activities to greet this years ski fanatics (see article here)

QCI Observer
Queen Charlotte RCMP investigating apparent arson attempt to detachment building-- Details of Friday nights attempted arson on Haida Gwaii (see article here)

QCI Observer
MP Introduces bill to restore tax benefits-- Skeena Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen introduces a bill to restore the full northern residents tax deduction to residents of Haida Gwaii (see article here)

QCI Observer
Agriculture strategy meetings garner feedback-- A review of a recent Agriculture Strategy meeting held by the Mist Isles Economic Development Society (see article here)

QCI Observer
Scrooge like precautions a good idea-- Shoppers on Haida Gwaii are warned of some of the dangers when it comes to shopping in person or online (see article here)

KRBD Ketchikan radio
Coast Guard rescues five from sinking vessel-- The US Coast Guard provided rescue services on Saturday for a vessel in distress off of Whitney Island 40 miles north of Petersburg (see article here)

KRBD Ketchikan radio
NPFMC OK's sablefish harvest increase in 2011-- Most Alaska black cod fishermen will see a higher allocation granted next year (see article here)

CBC News Northern BC Daybreak North 
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