Monday, March 02, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead, Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A new gig for Steve Smith, a contract extension for Gord Howie and more concerns over open net salmon farming highlighted the Wednesday edition of the Daily News.

CREST HOTEL'S CEO IS GOING TO TAKE A NEW FERRY RIDE-- The announcement that Steve Smith of Crest Hotel fame and a long time participant in the Prince Rupert tourism industry, had been named to the BC Ferries Board of Directors was celebrated as the front page, headline story in Wednesday's paper.

Also in the mid week edition, some background on the recent contract extension for City Manager Gord Howie, the announcement in council of the extension also resulted in a few fireworks as Councillor Anna Ashley attempted to have a motion put forward that would release details of the vote on that contract extension, without a seconder, her second attempt to discuss the issue was shut down with some terse words from Mayor Jack Mussallem.

The always good for a story issue of open net salmon farming once again found some space in the Daily News as a review of some of the feedback was provided on the topic of the recent Salmon forum report.

The Midget A hockey teams success became one of the key items in the Sports section as a review of the teams efforts in Smithers was provided.

Total pages in Wednesday's paper (14)

Over at the Northern View, the arrival of the printed version provided their take on the recent Aboriginal employment funding program ($4 MILLION PROVIDED FOR ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT), as well as recaps on the departure of superintendent Eric Mercer from School District 52 and more on the fragile state of the Prince Rupert Fire Hall.

Total pages in the efforts of the Northern View (16)

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