Sunday, April 05, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead, Friday, April 3, 2009

Rupert prepares to be the genial host in 2010, an adventure seeker returns to the North coast and Lax Kw'alaams gets their rescue boat in the water.

RUPERT WILL BE HOSTING THE NORTHERN B. C. GAMES IN 2010-- The front page headline story for Friday was a celebration piece of the preparations to host the 2010 version of the BC Northern Winter Games in Prince Rupert, with a front page photo of the Board of Directors, the paper outlined the details of the event planned for February 4-7 when "fun will reign" in the city.

In addition to providing for a fun experience for participating athletes in the region, the event is expected to provide an economic impact of some $750,000 dollars in the city during the period of the events.

Elsewhere in the paper, there was a page one and two feature about the return of Chris Cooper to the region, Cooper is presently planning his third canoe visit to the region over the course of the last thirty seven years he has travelled along the coast of British Columbia and beyond and still finds his trips to the North coast challenging and rewarding.

Not that he might ever be in any kind of trouble on the waters, but should he be wandering up Lax Kw'alaams way on his next trip, he can canoe with the reassurance that the Lax Kw'alaams Search and Rescue boat will be on watch. Friday's paper outlined the details of the arrival of the new search and rescue boat, a 240,000 dollar Titan XL Pilotboat, described as important not only to Port Simpson but the entire North coast area.

The Sports page featured a picture outlining the hardy nature of Prince Rupert Youth Soccer players, taken on Monday during the middle of a surprise snowstorm it featured a number of Prince Rupert's young soccer players trying to make sense of the white stuff while they concentrated on their training.

Elsewhere in the sports page was a preview of the upcoming Ice Capades show scheduled for April 8 and 9 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre arena.

Total pages in Friday's edition (16)

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