Monday, October 26, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead, Monday, October 26,2009

The latest development on the Canpotex file, new doctors on the way for Prince Rupert and changes are coming to the way you can use a cell phone in your car, some of the items of note for Monday's news cycle.

Daily News, Front page, headline story
LOCAL FIRST NATIONS GROUPS APPLY FOR JUDICIARY REVIEW--Citing a lack of proper consultation regarding environmental assessments for the proposed Canpotex potash Terminal at Ridley Island, the Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla bands have applied for a judicial review on any environmental work that is tied in to the proposed development.

January 1st will be the day where you had best not answer your phone if you are in your car, unless you are using a blue tooth handsfree system, with a one month grace period to get used to the concept, if caught after February 1st, motorists will be handing over 167 dollars and receive three penalty points for their troubles.

The case of the disappearance of Michael Bolton has been cleared up, with word from his Mother Rita Evans that he had been located after an apparent cross Canada journey. Bolton had been considered a missing person by the RCMP back in July, with the police fearing foul play in the case. It's anticipated that he will be reunited with his mother in short order.

The Sports section featured a review of the weekend action of the Prince Rupert Rampage who took both games of their eastern road trip to Vanderhoof, the Rampage won Saturday's game 4-0 and picked up a win on Sunday as well by a score of 7-3.

(Daily News Archive Articles for Monday, October 26)

Northern View
Coast Tsimshian start litigation related to proposed Canpotex facility in Prince Rupert-- The Northern View offers up more background on the latest developments in the proposed Canpotex potash terminal for Ridley Island (see story here)

CFTK TV 7 News
First Nations Bands displeased with Canpotex-- Another view of the day's dominating headline story of the bid by the Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla bands for a judicial review on environmental matters associated with the Canpotex development. (see story here)

CFTK TV 7 News
3rd Annual Guns 'n' Hoses nearing-- The popular Guns n Hoses charity hockey game is in the planning stages, the annual event will make it's third appearance on local calendars in January with funds raised for this years event set for the Kaien Island Anti-Poverty Society (see story here)

CFTK TV 7 News
New Clinic Opening Soon-- Frustrated Rupertites waiting for the chance to find a family doctor may soon have some relief, Northern Health announced on Monday that one new physician has relocated to the city with three more slated to arrive in the New Year, a development that should finally relieve the stress of the over 4,000 Rupert residents who currently do not have a family doctor (see story here)

CBC Radio Northern BC, Daybreak North
Safe and sound-- An interview recounting the concerns of Mary Ellen Proctor, the caregiver of Michael Bolton. Mr. Bolton who had been declared missing by the RCMP was recently found and has made contact with those that had been concerned for his well being (listen to the interview here)

CBC Radio Northern BC, Daybreak North
Angling for new regulations-- Details of recommendations from the Ministry of the Environment for changes to the fishing rules on the Skeena River (listen to the interview here)

Daily News, front page, headline story
Local First Nations Groups Apply for Judiciary Review
(story to be provided upon posting)

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