Thursday, March 26, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead, Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Harbour Theatre walks where angels fear to tread, a trade show gets cancelled and CityWest issues a warning about scammers, a few of the items of interest from Wednesday's paper.

HARBOUR THEATRE PLANS TO HAVE A 'NUNSENSICAL' TIME-- The Daily certainly swings to the "good news" side of the news gathering agenda today with a front page, headline story that celebrates the latest production of Habour Theatre, Nunsense. the article which goes on to page two as well, previews some of the entertainment to be found at the Tom Rooney playhouse starting on Thursday night.

Elsewhere in the paper, the Daily catches up with the cancellation of the Prince Rupert Trade show with echoes of recent news items found on other local portals, the story was first outlined in the Northern View and even mentioned on a certain blog in town.

CityWest issues a warning to customers to be aware of email and phone scams that seem to be popping up with regular frequency of late, many of which ask the recipient to provide account information and passwords. Needless to say that isn't something you should be doing at any time. The Daily News article seems to have been culled from this item posted on the CityWest website, which outlines the many scams currently making the rounds.

The ongoing discussions over the status of Prince Rupert harbour and First Nations claims had a wrench thrown into it this week, as Kitkatla entered the debate with their claims that the Harbour is also in their traditional territory. A move that has apparently surprised Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla officials who are examining their options for an appropriate response. If the Kitkatla claim is accepted it could possibly push the current discussions and negotiations between the First Nations, the Port and the Government of Canada back to the starting line.

Wednesday's Sports headline is a salute to the Friendship House "B" squad which spent Spring break up in Alaska at a basketball tournament in Metlakatla.

Total pages in Wednesday's edition (18)

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