Thursday, December 18, 2008

Podunk Below the Masthead December 2008

A daily look at the BIG TYPE headline of the Podunkian Daily News.
We'll list that day's BIG STORY, the one the Daily puts out in the big type just below it's masthead, for all Podunkians to ponder.
There will be a link to this feature on the right hand side of the blog..On Wednesdays and Friday's you can access all the stories of the Daily News free on their website, on the remaining days you end up at a dead end, asking you to go purchase your paper, for (as Paul Harvey would say) the rest of the story.

December 31-- CHANCES BETTING ON NEW IDEAS AS IT RAISES PROFILE-- The Chances Entertainment Centre offers up its resolutions for the new Year to make the gaming and entertainment experience on the NOrth Coast more enjoyable (see story here)

December 30-- LACK OF HIGHWAY OF TEARS WARNING SIGN QUESTIONED-- With little progress in the development of warning signs on the Prince rupert stretch of the Higway of Tears, local councillors and residents ask when the process will move forward (see story here)

December 29-- OTTAWA IS SET TO LISTEN TO NORTHWEST OVER BUDGET-- The MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley gets ready to host his own version of the economic forum for the Northwest (see story here)

December 24-- FIRST NATION WANTS MORE INPUT IN ENBRIDGE DECISION-- As the discussion over the Northern Gateway transmission project continues, local first Nations advise that they want to be more involved in the process (see story here)

December 23-- PHASE TWO SLOWDOWN MAY HAVE SILVER LINING: EXPERT-- A UBC Professor tries to provide some positive spin to the rumoured slowdown status of the Fairvuew Port (see story here)

December 22-- PORT AUTHORITY HITS BACK AT CLAIMS OF FINANCE WOES-- Reports of a delay and financing trouble for Phase two of the Fairview container port brings a rebuttal from the Prince Rupert Port Authority (see story here)

December 19-- RIO TINTO COOLS DOWN ITS KITIMAT SMELTER UPGRADE-- The economic climate and some internal workings at Rio Tinto slow down the development of the Kitimat modernization project at Alcan (see story here)

December 18-- RISING SEA LEVELS WILL LAP AT RUPERT'S DOOR BY 2100-- A Provincial report outlines the future of the Prince Rupert shoreline which will be rising as the temperatures climb (see story here)

December 17--ALASKANS LOOKING TO BUY PRINCE RUPERT FERRY DOCK-- Alaska explores the possibility of taking over the Alaska Marine Highway System dock and terminal in Prince Rupert (see story here)

December 16-- RUPERT'S TEACHERS HELP TO SPARK PROVINCIAL PROTEST-- The province's teachers announce plans to boycott the Foundation Skills testing process, a plan of protest first introduced by the PRDTU (see story here)

December 15-- SPEND FEDERAL DOLLARS ON FIRST NATIONS, AFN URGES-- With provincial and municipal governments lining up for infra structure money, the First Nations of Canada remind the Federal Government of their past commitments (see story here)

December 12-- SIDES CLOSE TO DELIVERING PORTS LABOUR DEAL: INSIDER-- Percolating problems on the waterfront could see labour trouble by the New Year at BC's ports (see story here)

December 11-- TRUSTEES STUNNED BY PUSH TO KILL COW BAY SCHOOL-- The decision by City Council to deny re zoning for the Pacific Coast school proves to be a controversial move leaving the School District shocked by the developments (see story here)

December 10--CITY SIDES WITH MERCHANTS, CLOSED BOOK ON NEW SCHOOL-- In a surprise announcement City Council puts School District plans into disarray with the turning down of a zoning application for the Pacific Coast School in Cow Bay (see story here)

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December 8-- ROTARY RELUCTANTLY WALKS FROM RUSHBROOK PROJECT-- The oft delayed Rushbrook trail project gets officially cancelled after costs prove prohibitive to Rotary in Prince Rupert. (see story here)

December 5--CULLEN CONVINCED OTTAWA COALITION IS A 'GOOD IDEA'-- Despite talk in Ottawa that the coalition may be a non starter, Nathan Cullen still works on selling the communities of the NOrthwest on its merits,(see story here)

December 4-- ENBRIDGE PUMPS PIPELINE PLANS AT CITY OPEN HOUSE-- Enbridge Energy arrives in town to showcase their project at an open house (see story here)

December 3-- UN ATTACKS CANADA FOR FAILING ABORIGINAL WOMEN -- A UN study takes issue with Ottawa's dedication to investigation of crimes against Aboriginal Women (see story here)

December 2-- OPPOSITION PARTIES STILL MULL OTTAWA OVERTHROW--More details of the intrigue in Ottawa (see story here)

December 1--GOVERNMENT'S FUTURE HANGS IN THE BALANCE, CLAIMS MP--The formation of the coalition in Ottawa and the prospect of bringing down the Harper Conservatives (see story here)

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