Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead, Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Profiling a long time dock worker in the city, the School District gets caught in the middle of a language dispute and the details are released on the planned clinics for the H1N1 vaccinations for Prince Rupert, some of the details of the day for Tuesday.

Daily News, Front page, headline story
MEET THE 'GODFATHER OF THE LONGSHOREMEN'-- Tuesday's paper features a profile of a long time working member on the Prince Rupert waterfront, as Monica Lamb-Yorski recounts the life and times of local longhsoreman Danny Juricic.

School District 52 finds itself in the middle of a tempest with its plans to introduce the language of the Haida and Nisga'a in Prince Rupert schools. The project appears to have become an unwelcome addition to the curriculum as far as Tsimshian elders are concerned, who pulled no punches in expressing their discomfort with the plan.

The Gates to Fairview and Ridley Terminals will close this week as local port authorities conduct Maritime security exercises (MARSEC) at the two terminals. The Fairview exercise will take place on October 28th, with the public viewing area closed as well and all access to the port limited to those with the proper security clearances. On the Friday, the 30th the same exercise will take place at Ridley Terminals.

Economic stimulus in Prince Rupert is more along the lines of ongoing maintenance projects, as opposed to the job creating types that many thought the stimulus plan was designed for. The City has been working on the Hays Creek Sewer relocation project as its major stimulus project, there have been dock repairs made at Rushbrook and Fairview docks, the Post office and Fisheries building has also received some funding for some upgrades to the wheel chair access to the building. The rather underwhelming nature of the local stimulus package had NDP MP Nathan Cullen wondering about whether effectiveness of the local work as far as long term job creation may go.

The Sports section continues its look at the Grade Eight high school vollyeball season.

(Daily News Archive Articles for Tuesday, October 27, 2009)

The Northern View
Schedule for North Coast H1N1 vaccination clinics announced-- Details on the Prince Rupert roll out for the H1N1 vaccination were updated by Northern Health, Clinics in Prince Rupert are set to begin next week. The local clinics will take place in the upper level of the Rupert Square Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 5, 9:30 a.m. to six p.m. on November 6 and 11 a.m. to four p.m. on November 7. The first week of vaccinations is earmarked for those at the greatest risk (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Northern Health Releases H1N1 Clinic Information-- TV 7 provides the larger Northwest picture for the H1N1 clinics (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Heightened Security Drill -- Another view of the planned security exercises set for Ridley and Fairvew Terminals (see story here)

CBC Northern BC, Daybreak North
Waiting for vaccination-- An interview with Northern Health's Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. David Bowering, who outlines the details on the H1N1 vaccination roll out (listen to interview here)

Daily News, Front page, headline story
Meet the "Godfather of the Longshoremen"
The front page, headline article for Tuesday, apparently was not post worthy for the Daily's website (go figure)

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