Sunday, March 20, 2016

Blog Watching, Week ending March 20, 2016

Word from Vancouver Island of the passing of a long time political fixture on the North Coast topped our listings for the week, with a large volume of readers taking a look at our review of the career of former City Administrator Bill Smith.

LNG continued to make news on the North Coast, with a Bloomberg Business report offering up one path that the Federal Government's final decision path may travel, while our notes on yet another agreement signing for the Metlakatla First Nation also attracted a strong audience.

The issue of next years Spring Break proved to be a popular and controversial topic this week, with our notes on Tuesday's forum gaining some interest, while the travels of the Prince Rupert Seawolves Midget Hockey team also caught the attention of many, wrapping up our list of five of the last seven days.

However, the top item of the week turns to the Municipal political scene and the level of respect found across the city for the work and life of the former City administrator Bill Smith.

Former City Administrator Bill Smith passes away -- The North Coast mourns the passing of former City Administrator Bill Smith who left a large impact on municipal politics in the region. (posted March 16, 2016)

That article was followed by:

Reports indicate Pacific NorthWest LNG project to be referred to Cabinet for Final Decision --  The highly regarded financial publication Bloomberg Business delivers a bit of Inside Ottawa ruminations on the fate of the final decision for the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. (posted March 16, 2016)

Community reaction builds as SD52 stays with one week break for Spring of 2017 --  School District 52 works its way towards a decision for its Spring Calendar with the results of Tuesday's public forum making for much discussion around the city. (posted March 17, 2016)

Metlakatla signs pipeline benefits agreements tie to LNG development --  Another round of agreement signings for the Metlakatla First Nation, this one with a pair of natural gas pipeline proponents ( posted March 15, 2016)

Seawolves off to fast start at Port Alberni tournament -- Our review of the progress of the Prince Rupert Midget Seawolves as they competed at the Provincial Tier 4 tournament, ending with a successful quest for the top spot  (posted March 15, 2016)

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