Friday, April 10, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead, Thursday, April 9, 2009

They danced their way into PG's heart, rolling out the red carpet treatment for prospective doctors and two First Nations in BC sign an agreement with a provincial ministry, all highlight the Thursday edition of the Daily News.

DANCE ACADEMY OF PRINCE RUPERT IS ENJOYING SUCCESS-- We sense that a phone call was received at the Daily News! That possibly after Spectrum Dance got the front page, headline treatement on April 2nd with nary a word of the other Dance studio in town.

So no doubt in a bid for equal treatment the front page of the April 9th edition features a photo of some of Prince Rupert's travelling dancers from the Dance Academy of Prince Rupert accompanied by a review of their success in Prince George over Spring break. The next item on their agenda is the Pacific Northwest Music Festival in Terrace in mid April. The results of their trip to the Prince George competition were found on page eight of the paper.

Lots of golf, a few meals and a lot of smiles that seems to be the approach of the North Coast Health Advisory Committee, that with word that up to seven doctors are kicking the tires of relocation to the North Coast. The Advisory Committee which hasn't always seen eye to eye with Northern Health, is hoping to turn the page and put together a community plan to show the potential doctors of the charms of the North coast.

Two northern BC First Nations have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum resources the first stage of a three million dollar incentive deal which could see a further 32 million dollars flow towards the Haisla Nation and the Carrie-Sekani Tribal Council. The agreement provides assistance for the two First Nations to secure a direct interest in Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership, which is proposing that 463 km natural gas pipeline from Summit Lake to Kitimat.

Page nine featured two stories about developments in Prince George one updating the progress of the Northern Cancer Centre the other outlining the plans for expansion of the Prince George airport.

The Sports page outlined the early days of the CHSS Hurricanes girls soccer program as well as a review of the success of local bowlers at the Provincials.

Total pages in Thursday's paper (18)

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