Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A fond farewell to a long time link of the north coast, puppets and a camera friendly bird all part of the Tuesday edition of the Daily News.

FAREWELL TO THE QUEEN OF PRINCE RUPERT-- Monday's decommissioning of the Queen of Prince Rupert was the front page, headline story of Tuesday's paper, complete with pictures of the family portrait of BC Ferries on the North coast and photos from the Monday farewell.

The accompanying article focused on the principals of Monday's decomissioning ceremony, Gwyneth Murray who christened the vessel back 43 years ago and Captain Lance Lomax who served on the Queen of the North since 1980 in a number of positions. The two with their duties on Monday, provided for the closing chapter of the long career of the vessel that served the North coast and the Queen Charlottes for decades.

Other items of note in the Tuesday paper, was a look at recent puppet workshops at the Museum of Northern BC which saw hundreds of local students from pre school up to high school. Students have attended sessions since February, where they learned of the history of puppet making and gained some hands on instruction in creating their own works of art.

Somewhere on Kaien Island a Blue heron is getting ready for its close up and folks following along at home on their computers can be there when the debut takes place. The Applied Coastal Ecology Program at NWCC has been collecting data on the mortality rate of Blue Heron chicks on the north coast and to get a better understanding of that cycle of life, they'll be watching on line as the Blue Herons take to their nests and prepare to add to the population base. We can follow along by checking out the Blue Heron watch on the NWCC website.

The Sports page featured a review of the past weekends El Nino golf tournament as well as details on the athletic success of Jacob Thom at Vancouver Island University College in Nanaimo.
Total Pages in Tuesday's paper (12)

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