Thursday, December 09, 2010

Podunk Below the Masthead, Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A cruise line prepares to pull out of the Port of Prince Rupert, Special Events Society issues a plea for help from the community and at the school closure debate in Terrace gets a one week delay, some of the items of interest from our Wednesday review of the news.


The Northern View
Norwegian Cruise Lines pulling out of Prince Rupert in 2012-- The last of the major cruise lines ends its association with Prince Rupert and won't return for the 2012 cruise season (see article here)

The Northern View
MP, Enbridge comment on passing of tanker ban motion--With the House of Common's opposition parties voting together, MP's passed a motion supporting Nathan Cullen's bid to create legislation to ban oil tankers from North coast waters, the Northern View provided some of the fallout from that vote (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Prince Rupert Special Events Society turning to community to help-- The volunteer group that organizes and sets up such events as Seafest, Winterfest and Canada Day programs is seeking the help of the community to find a new home for its materials.  Without a new storage area the organizers say many of their activities could be in jeopardy (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Decision on fate of Thornill Jr. Secondary delayed -- While trustees voted to close a school in Kitimat and reconfigure schools in both Terrace and Kitimat, the fight to save Thornhill Jr. Secondary will have at least one more week to play out as the Coast Mountain School district delays it's decision by seven days (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
NTL environmental assessment suspended again-- BC Hydro requests and receives a 14 day suspension in the environmental review on the Northern Transmission Line project (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
New College Board Chair-- As we outlined on the blog on Tuesday, Rhoda Witheryl has been named as the new Chair of Nortwest Community College (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Caregiver Plea Expected-- A Terrace caregiver will not fight sex charges laid against him following an incident at a Terrace group home in October (see article here)

Terrace Standard
Thornhill school closure decision delayed -- Members of the Coast Mountain School Board were unable to come to a unanimous decision on the fate of Thornhill Junior Secondary, setting the stage for another attempt at a decision in one week (see article here)

Terrace Standard
Cruise Line abandons Prince Rupert-- Some background of the decision by Norwegian Cruise Lines to bring to an end its association with and port calls at Prince Rupert in the 2012 cruise season (see article here)

Terrace Standard
Power Line review suspended again-- A time out for BC Hydro as they are successful in gaining a suspension of proceedings on the environmental review of the Northern Transmission line (see article here)

Terrace Standard
Terrace Tim Horton's robbed -- A hold up at the Terrace Tim Horton's was one of a number of files to keep the Terrace detachment of the RCMP busy over the last few days (see article here)

Kitimat Northern Sentinel
School closure concerns remain-- The school closure debate in Kitimat and its impact on education in the region is reviewed (see article here)

Kitimat Northern Sentinel
Kitimat watches Cowichan court case-- Kitimat council continues to keep watch on developments in a court case between North Cowichan and Catalyst Paper Corporation (see article here)

QCI Observer
NDP tanker motion passes Commons vote-- The view from Haida Gwaii of the success of Nathan Cullen's House of Commons motion on oil tankers (see article here)

QCI Observer
MLA Coons surprised by leader's resignation -- NDP MLA for the North coast Gary Coons continues to provide some media comments regarding the resignation of NDP leader Carole James. A move which Mr. Coons and twelve other NDP MLA's had called for (see article here)

QCI Observer
Heating problems at three schools-- Heating problems are causing problems for three Haida Gwaii schools (see article here)

QCI Observer
School district can sell Masset building-- The Haida Gwaii School District receives permission to sell a 12 unit apartment building that it owns in Masset (see article here)

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