Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Podunk Below the Masthead, Monday, October 25, 2010

An update on a malfunctioning traffic light in the downtown core, community groups make their pitch for tax exemptions and the recycling depot once again becomes a topic of discussion at city council, some of the items of interest for our Monday review...

The Northern View
No timeline in place for return to normal traffic pattern in downtown Prince Rupert-- The city's downtown traffic light near City Hall is not operating properly and the Northern View tells us why (see article here)

The Northern View
New regional audiologist next month -- Audiology services for the Northwest will be enhanced next month when a new audiologist from the US arrives to work in both Terrace and Prince Rupert (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Prince Rupert groups ask for taxes to be waived -- City Council heard presentations on Monday night from a variety of community groups seeking exemptions from Tax bylaw provisions (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Prince Rupert Mayor puts recycling hours cutback into perspective for one resident-- Mayor Jack Mussallem offers up his explanation for the requirement to cutback recycling in the face of municipal debt loads (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
NDP says cabinet shuffle fails to address public distrust-- Some early reviews from the NDP on the substance of Monday's provincial cabinet shuffle by the Liberals (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Fill the Bank -- The launch of a local blitz in the Terrace area to provide support for the city's Churches' food bank (see video report here)

CFTK TV 7 News
River Kings, Steelheads Win; Luckies Split with Stampeders-- A review of the recent weekend of action in the CIHL (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Terrace council discusses details for Enbridge town hall -- Plans continue forward in Terrace as that community prepares to host a town hall meeting on the Northern Gateway project, the town hall session would take place in the new year (see article here)

Terrace Standard--
Power line review clock ticking again-- The Provincial Environmental Assessment Office has resumed its review into the Northwest Transmission Line project (see article here)

Terrace Standard
Fill the Bank campaign underway -- The campaign to lend assistance and provide supplies to the Terrace Churches food bank gets underway (see article here)

QCI Observer
Green Gym coming to Old Massett -- Haida Gwaii will get a taste of what Rupertites have had on hand for over a year now, a Green gym similar to what has been installed at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre will soon be built for Old Massett (see article here)

QCI Observer
Coons comments on caucus kerfuffle -- The NDP MLA for North Coast Gary Coons says he respects NDP leader Carole James decision to expel MLA Bob Simpson, but hopes he may yet return to caucus (see article here)

KRBD Ketchikan radio
Sea Level Seafoods and DEC reach settlement agreement-- Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation comes to an agreement with an Alaska sea food company over the issue of wastewater permit violations (listen to interview here)

CBC News Northern BC 
Daybreak North Daybreak North is only posting selected items on their website now. 

The most recently posted items can be found on the archive page for Daybreak North click here


zpaperboyz said...

I just did a count of stories on a couple other local media sites. One of the radio stations had 6 local stories since oct 18, one of the other local web/print news sites had 11 stories which were pretty good. Then I counted the local content at www.thenorthernview.com and found 35 local stories since Oct. 18. That's over 300% more local news than the nearest competitor.

Congratulations to the the editorial team at the Northern View for providing Rupertites fast and current local news.

. said...

Interesting accounting of numbers, which shows what the Northern View has done so far in October.

Of course there was that period of time when the Northern View was missing in action during the wind storm situation.

When the residents of the city perhaps needed some kind of account of events and information on what comes next, the View was away from the internet connection for too long a period of time.

While it was a long weekend and Thanksgiving at that, it probably shouldn't have been that hard for someone at the paper to at least relay important details such as the gas situation, city hall numbers to call and such.

So for the sake of balance in your accounts, be sure to consider that mis step.

The Northern View had the opportunity at that time to showcase it's web savvy presence and let the opportunity slide by completely.

zpaperboyz said...

For sure missed the boat there. On a positive note though we/they seem to have learned from this spanking. Training on how to update the site is being passed on to a second body so that should/may help.