Saturday, October 10, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead, Friday, October 9, 2009

Organizing the 2010 Northern BC Winter Games, Tony Briglio's day in court, an interesting twist on pageant life is about to come to town and bringing back "The Wall" to the Lester Centre, some of the items of note in the news cycle for Friday.

Daily News, front page headline story
THERE'S WINTER IN THE AIR AROUND PRINCE RUPERT-- A former Rupertite, recently returned, has taken on the task of of organizing the hosting duties for the 2010 Northern BC Winter games set to take place for Prince Rupert in February next year. Glen Hauptman outlined his excitement at the task at hand and the impact it could have on the community (Daily News Archive Article here when posted)

The future of Prince Rupert rests on Canpotex, that's the impression left by a local real estate agent who provided some thoughts on the local economy, while putting a more positive spin on the recent real estate numbers (which we outlined on Wednesday) released by the BC Northern Real Estate Board. (Daily News Archive Article here when posted)

Tony Briglio's days in court have seemingly come to an end for the foreseeable future, with the former city councillor given a stay of proceedings on his charge of assault stemming from an incident at the Seafest Beer Gardens of June 2007.

His case which first went to the court in January of 2008 had faced a number of delays since then, finally coming to resolution this past Tuesday. Judge Herman Seidemann provided the stay of proceedings upon consultation with the Crown, the result of the ruling is that Mr. Briglio will not spend any time in jail or have a criminal record. He will however have to report to a parole officer and attend counselling over the next year as directed by his parole officer.

He also is not to have any contact with the victim, will have a a 500 dollar bail surety in place and is required to appear before court when called to do so. (Daily News Article here when posted)

A crowd favourite is returning to the Lester Centre of the Arts with an encore performance of Pink Floyd's The Wall which proved to be a huge success last February. The show will be dedicated to the memory of the late Rod McNish, it was one of the last performances he was involved with before his passing this past summer. (Daily News Archive Article here when posted)

The Sports section featured more on the local high school volleyball and soccer seasons just underway.

***Note: (as of October 16) The Daily News website had not updated their content for the Friday October 9 newsgathering session, instead they seem to have double posted the October 5 edition, knocking their archival system out of order and leaving Friday to be a black hole for news history. Until they review their posting schedule we won't be able to provide any links to their work for Friday.

It's more than just beauty pageant-- As part of an awareness campaign against violence against women, a number of men from the local RCMP, Fire Department and Prince Rupert Rampage hockey team will be involved in the 2009 Mz Judged Beauty Pageant, all proceeds from the November 20th night at the Lester Centre and a calendar to come are to be donated to the North Coast Transition Society of Prince Rupert. (read article here)

CBC Northern British Columbia, Daybreak North
Giving Thanks-- CBC reporter Robert Doane takes to the streets of Prince Rupert to hear what we are thankful for (listen to item here)

Cruising with Charles Hays-- to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic a special cruise is being organized (listen to the item here)

Daily News, front page headline story
There's Winter in the air around Prince Rupert
(story to be provided upon posting)

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