Monday, February 15, 2010

Podunk Below the Masthead (Monday, February 15, 2010)

The Chamber of Commerce prepares to honour its achievements and achievers, Google enhances your view of Prince Rupert and Students take their funding concerns to a lunch hour protest, some of the items of note for Monday.

Daily News, front page, headline story
PR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CELEBRATES BUSINESS EXCELLENCE -- The finalists are named and the preparations for the celebration are almost complete as the Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce gets ready for its gala celebration of February 27th.

The Daily News didn't look too far to find someone to test out the Prince Rupert imagery refinements to Google View, Monday it seems was Keith Lambourne day at the paper, as the local realtor and regular newspaper contributor was the featured subject of the Google story to go along with his bottom of the front page and page three advertisements for realty services in the city. Local "technology expert" Miguel Borges also provided some feedback on the new on line look for Rupert's street scenes.

Old fashioned pictures also played a prominent role in the Monday paper, with two front page pictorial tributes one on the opening of the All Native Basketball Tournament and another featuring yet another appearance of Mayor Jack Mussallem at a local school, seemingly an ongoing theme for his appointment calendar these days.

The Sports section featured a full court press if you will on the All Native Tournament with three pages of material dedicated to the tournament with a fourth page providing details of the Senior girls basketball shocker which saw Mount Elizabeth from Kitimat lay claim to the AA Zones over the weekend, mention was also made of Canada's historic home grown Gold medal victory of Sunday.

(Archive for Daily News Articles for February 15, 2010 )

The Northern View
No new items posted to website for Monday

CFTK TV 7 News
Students Bring Campaign to Lower Student Debt to Northwest -- The Canadian Federation of Students' B-C Division orgainzed an information protest to raise awareness over student debt for the Prince Rupert campus of NWCC (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Rainmakers, Eagles Qualify for Provincials -- A review of a weekend of Senior High school AA basketball for both boys and girls (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Terrace Man Tasered After Threatening Police, Self -- Terrace RCMP had to put a taser into use over the weekend as they faced a man wielding a butcher knife threatening violence (see article here)

CBC News Northern British Columbia, Daybreak North
UNBC Chancellor -- As we outlined on the blog last week, UNBC has a new Chancellor as former Prince Rupert resident Dr. John MacDonald was named as the institutions fifth Chancellor he recounts his early days in Prince Rupert and his success in the world of business and innovation (listen to interview here)

The full list of current Daybreak North interviews can be found here.

Daily News, front page headline story
PR Chamber of Commerce celebrates business excellence
by Monica Lamb-Yorski
The Daily News
Monday, February 15, 2010

The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce announced its finalists for the 2009 Business Excellence Awards Feb. 11 at the Visitor Centre.

“The chamber is delighted to be honouring business excellence in the community and the people whose enthusiasm, commitment and dedication, make Prince Rupert the remarkable community it is,” said chamber president, Deb Stava.

Stava congratulated all the nominees and acknowledged a diverse cross section of the community demonstrated in the list of finalists.

“You are all making significant contributions to the community of Prince Rupert and the region.”
The Awards Gala takes place on February 27 at the North Coast Meeting and Convention Centre at Chances. Tickets are available by calling 250-624-2296.

See page 5 for Chamber Awards results.


Business of the Year
Canada Safeway
Northern Savings Credit Union

Rookie of the Year
Advantage Print & Design
Good Times Games and Electronics
PAC 10 Tutoring

Small Business – Industry, Manufacturing, Trades & Transportation
Entire Automotive
Kristoff Trucking
Rupert Wood & Steel
West Coast Launch

Small Business – Retail
City Furniture and Appliance
Coastal Nails
Eddie’s News Stand

Small Business – Hospitality, Tourism and Service
Coastal Nails
Cow Bay Café
Cowpuccino’s Coffee House

Aboriginal Business of the Year
Grassy Bay Petro Canada Station
PAC 10 Tutoring
Rainforest Books

Chamber Member of the Year
Deb Stava
Northern Savings Credit Union
Wendy Prystay

Volunteer Organization of the Year
Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club
Prince Rupert Rotary Club
Prince Rupert Wildlife Shelter

Excellence in Customer Service
Advantage Print & Design
Eddie’s News Stand
Prince Rupert Home Hardware Building Centre
TD Canada Trust

Community Involvement Award
Chances Prince Rupert
Northern Savings Credit Union
Stuck on Designs

Green Award
Eco Management
Northern Savings Credit Union
World Wildlife Fund

Business Newsmaker of the Year
City Furniture
Maher Terminals
Port of Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert Home Hardware Building Centre

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