Friday, November 19, 2010

Podunk Below the Masthead, Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Prince Rupert Christmas Tradition faces a challenging decision, the RCMP offers up the first comments on a Terrace beating allegation and postal woes continue to plague Haida Gwaii, some of the items of interest from our Thursday news review.

The Northern View
Sailpast in danger of being canceled if boat owners don't come forward -- As the annual tradition of the Christmas sailpast gets closer, fears rise that the event may be cancelled due to a lack of participation (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News 
Northern Communities to see Provincial Funding For Spirit Festivals in 2011 -- Prince Rupert didn't make the list, but there are a number of Northwestern Communities that will share in Provincial funding released on Thursday (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
HST Impact Discussed at Chamber Luncheon -- The Smithers Chamber of Commerce joins in on the province wide discussion over the impact of the HST on local economies (see article here) (view CFTK evening news report here)

CFTK TV 7 News
New Coast Mountains school superintendent gets down to work -- The key decisions facing the Coast Mountain School District will be watched over by Nancy Wells, named as a temporary Superintendent to hold the position until a permanent Superintendent is named by the District (see article here) (TV7's video report can be viewed here)

CFTK TV 7 News
Beating Allegations -- The RCMP had its first comment on the allegations of a police beating in the Terrace area, the case first came to the public's attention earlier this week.  (see CFTK News video report here)

Terrace Standard
Police seek tool thief--  Terrace RCMP are seeking more information on a theft of tools from a utility trailer in the city's Park Avenue area (see article here)

Terrace Standard
Two local RCMP officers honoured -- Two Terrace based RCMP officers were among those honoured for valour and  meritorious service on Thursday at a ceremony in Victoria (see article here)

QCI Observer
Poor postal service discussed in Port -- Haida Gwaii's postal concerns once again are the topic of debate on the islands (see article here)

QCI Observer 
Hecate wind will be harnessed: NaiKun -- Harnessing the wind is still the goal of NaiKun Wind, which outlines the status of its plans (see article here)

KRBD Ketchikan Radio
District releases new high school dropout figures-- The Ketchikan School District outlines the statistics for school drop out and graduation rates in the Ketchikan area this year (listen to radio report here)

CBC News Northern BC Daybreak North 
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