Thursday, October 22, 2009

Podunk Below the Masthead, Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dodge Cove's water woes may soon be over, Mayor Jack says don't give up hope on Canpotex yet and the real estate professionals hold out hope for 2010 on the local scene, some of the items of note in the news cycle for Wednesday.

Daily News, front page, headline story
NEW WATER SYSTEM TO BE INSTALLED IN DODGE COVE-- An 800,000 dollar project is about to bring Dodge Cove a reliable water system as infrastructure monies and regional water billing dollars combine to put in a new filtration plant, ozone treatment system and holding tanks for the community's water needs (Daily News Archive Article here when posted)

2010 may be the year to buy a house in Prince Rupert, that at least according to a local real estate agent who puts on a positive spin on the housing stats for the community, especially for those that may be looking to purchase a home. The Daily recounts some of the housing stats from the BC Northern Real Estate Board (which we outlined on this blog on ) as well as numbers and interpretations from the BC Central Credit Union to examine the local market inclinations. (Daily News Archive Article here when posted)

So far 320 people have registered for Prince Rupert's 2010 Homecoming set to take place May 20-24. With the number of guests increasing by the day, the anticipated turnout is offering up the opportunity to host a pretty impressive party. Towards that goal, the organizing committee is putting the plans together for the four day festival, which will coincide with the city's 100th anniversary.(Daily News Archive Article when posted)

Senior girls high school volleyball, high school cross country results from Kitimat and a review of the Bantam hockey scene in the city highlighted the sports section's offerings on Wednesday.

Northern View
Canpotex announcement not a sign Prince Rupert won't get facility, says Mayor-- Mayor Jack Mussallem was quick to reassure Rupertites that as far as he knows, the Canpotex decision on where to build it's potash export terminal has yet to be made, this after reports out of Vancouver had Canpotex upgrading their North Vancouver location. (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
No Reported Cases of H1N1 in Prince Rupert -- Northern Health's Sheila Gordon-Payne provides an update on the H1N1 situation in Prince Rupert, knocking down the rumour of a death in the community from the flu strain (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Report Warns of Risk To Salmon From Enbridge Proposal-- A report from the Pembina Institute has issued a warning on the impact on Salmon stocks that could come from the proposed Enbridge Pipeline project (see article here)

Daily News, front page headline story
New water system to be installed in Dodge Cove
Article to be provided upon posting

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