Monday, April 20, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead Friday April 17, 2009

The Haida influence is celebrated, the Acropolis Manor saga continues on and the Inlander Hotel won't be fading from view as fast as most might like. Some of the items from Friday's Daily News.

A CELEBRATION OF HAIDA INFLUENCE IN UNIQUE WAYS-- An exhibition of Kostan Lagace's artwork is set to take place at Opa Sushi in May, the Daily News previewed that showing and outlined some background on Lagace as the front page, headline story in the Friday paper.

More discussions on the fate of the old Acropolis Manor are on the agenda as Northern Health authorities agree to a May11th meeting with the North Coast Advisory council. Prince Rupert city council discussed the issue at their recent gathering and have throw their support behind efforts to find a way to use the old structure for other health concerns in the city. That's a suggestion that Northern Health isn't quite on side with, recently outlining why they feel that the building requires far too much work to make it a viable location for delivery of services. The two sides will once again exchange their views on the issue in May.

The site of the half consumed Inlander Hotel will remain on the cityscape for a little while longer, Inlander owner Ivan Rudman appeared in front of City council at its last meeting on Tuesday and outlined how asbestos concerns in the debris of the fire scene have slowed down his schedule of demolition on the downtown hotel.

Originally facing a thirty day demolition order, he received an extension on that order. Rudman told council that he believes that the site could be cleared of it's debris by Victoria Day.

The Sports section reviewed an exhibition game between PRSS and Ketchikan that took place on Thursday at the Charles Hays field.

Total pages in the Friday edition of the paper (16)

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