Friday, December 03, 2010

Podunk Below the Masthead, Thursday, December 3, 2010

A contentious blockade comes down, Prince Rupert Fire Rescue urge Christmas safety and one Haida Gwaii community loses a nurse due to budget troubles, come of the items of interest from our Thursday news review.

The Northern View
Blockade in Oona River comes to an end -- A controversial blockade of timber shipments from Oona River has come to an end as the Kitkatla First Nation removes a seine boat that had been blocking access to a barge ramp (see article here)

CFTK TV 7 News
PRFD urges public to prevent Christmas tree fires by being fire smart-- With the Holiday season upon us, the Prince Rupert Fire Department provides some helpful safety tips for the home Christmas tree (see article here) As well, Sahar Nassimdoost provided this video report for the evening news.

QCI Observer
Telethon raises over $20,00-- The Massett-Haia Lions telethon of last Saturday raise 20,500, with Haida Gwaii residents donating towards requirements of the local hospital as well as a donation towards Easter Seal House in Vancouver (see article here)

QCI Observer
Not enough money to replace Port nurse: Northern Health-- Port Clements is without a nurse at their community clinic because of budget concerns at Northern Health (see article here)

QCI Observer
Sandspit votes Saturday-- Saturday brings election day to Sandspit as electors select three new members to the Moresby Island Management Committee (see article here)

KRBD Ketchikan radio
Sablefish quota expected to increase-- Good news for the roughly 800 fishers of sablefish in Alaska as quotas on the fish are increased in the state (listen to report here)

CBC News Northern BC Daybreak North 
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