Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead Monday, April 27, 2009

Writing the history of Rupertites, living in the shoes of the abused and concerns over the statistic gathering for the unemployed highlight the Monday edition of the Daily News.

TELLING THE TALES OF OUR LONG-TIME CITIZENS-- The front page, headline story in Monday's paper provided a look at a project that spanned the winter featuring a group of Rupert writers, all of whom have been chronicling the lives of some of Prince Rupert's seniors. Tracing their arrival in the city and what events contributed to them deciding to make Prince Rupert their home.

The results of their work can be found in the main hallway of the Civic Centre. It's one of the first major presentations of the Rupert Writer's group which first gathered together back in 2007.

Other stories of note in Monday's paper included a recent session put on by the North Coast Transition Society, which commemorated last week's Prevention of Violence Against Women observations with a workshop called "In Her Shoes". The workshop was designed so that participants could select a character and follow through that character's daily routine with a number of alarming discoveries about domestic abuse along the way.

A page five story highlights the concerns over statistical interpretation that are on the mind of NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who has long been suspicious of the reporting methods used by both provincial and federal agencies to determine unemployment rates.

The MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley outlined his concerns that the current methods of collecting and reporting unemployment data does not provide for a true picture of the situation, one which seems to discard those employees that are no longer collecting EI or have stopped looking for work for whatever reason.

The statistical peculiarities of the government is something that regular readers of our blog would have learned about last Wednesday, when we asked if you were an R4, R8 or didn't rate...

The sports page featured a review of the local high school soccer scene after weekend action in Terrace for the girls teams.

Total pages in the Monday edition (12)

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