Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead, Tuesday, October 20, 2009

An election with a lot of ground to cover, technology is the friend at School District 52 and bankruptcy looms for many in the fishing industry, some of the items of note for Tuesday.

Daily News, Front page, headline story
ELECTIONS APPROACHING FOR LAX KW'ALAAMS-- Election day is fast approaching for the registered residents of Lax Kw'alaams, and with off reserve Tsimshian's eligible to run as candidates in next month's election, it's hoped that the urban vote will move the voting participation rate beyond the usual 35 percent. (Daily News Archive Article when posted)

School District 52 is hoping that a new teaching tool will invigorate the learning process as local students take advantage of the opportunities provided through the Smart Board Interactive Whiteboards, a new technique for teaching that takes advantage of a variety of technological advances (Daily News Archive Article when posted)

If you have have charges standing on a number of criminal offences, you can probably strike off the welfare office as a place to stop by at. The provincial government has introduced new legislation that will restrict access to social assistance for those that have exhibited anti social tendencies. Among some of the crimes that could eliminate someone from a welfare cheque are assault, breaking and entering, drug trafficking, murder, assault with a weapon, and assault causing bodily harm. (Daily News Archive Article when posted)

A four day shutdown for repairs has ended and Prince Rupert Regional Hospital's CT Scanner is working once again. A Vancouver technician had to be flown to the city to examine the machine, order the parts and replace the broken parts, a process which didn't see the scanner return to service until Monday morning. (Daily News Archive Article when posted )

CFTK TV 7 News
Tar Sands and the Cap and Trade-- North Coast MLA Gary Coons has harsh words for a potential plan to provide special government treatment for the Alberta Tar Sands under the cap and trade system. (see article here)

Northern View
Bankruptcy a concern after dismal season-- Councillor Joy Thorkelson who also is the Northern rep for UFAWU continued with her campaign to raise awareness over the dire straits for many in the fishing community this year after a terrible season for many, especially for those of the gill net fleet (see article here)

Northern View
Credit Union hands out $20,000 in community grants--Northern Savings Credit Union gave back to the community providing a number of local organizations with funding for a variety of community projects (see article here)

Daily News, front page, headline story
Elections approaching for Lax Kw'alaams-
Article to be provided upon posting

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