Sunday, March 30, 2014

Blog Watching, Week ending March 30, 2014

As part of a weekly feature on the blog, every Sunday we offer up this weeks recap of the top five items viewed over the course of the last seven days.

Included in the countdown, we will provide links to the articles in question, offering up with one click of the mouse, those items of the week that you may have missed.

This week, a 4.5 temblor on Haida Gwaii set off a Richter scale on the blog, with numerous views following Wednesday's mild quake.

From the shaking of the earth, the rest of the week's interest was for the most part fixated on civic politics which featured their own kind of quakes.

With the City's Financial planning, new court room developments for Watson Island and the city's tabling of  a letter of support for a dry dock proposal all collecting interest through the week.

The final item in our top five, involves events with NWCC and their reversal on accepting proposed bursary program from Enbridge energy, with the college turning down the $15,000 opportunity this week.

Kicking off the review, our top item of the week:

4.5 magnitude temblor jolts Haida Gwaii --  Wednesday afternoon quake rattles Haida Gwaii 106 kilometres south of Masset. (posted March 26, 2014)

That item was followed by:

City Council waits for more information before revisiting financial plan discussion  --  After two hours plus of discussion on the theme of the budget, Council decided to wait for further discussion, until they had a chance to discuss airport ferry options with the Airport Society and seek out an increased dividend from CityWest.  ( posted March 27, 2014 )

No sunshine after all after Sun Wave Settlement - as the court room beckons again -- The surprise developments of Thursday advising that WatCo was taking the City to court over the Watson Island site was of much interest as the weekend approached.   (posted March 27, 2014)

Council holds back on support for proposed dry dock  --  A request for a letter of support for a proposed dry dock proposal gets put on hold after Councillor Thorkeson raised issues with the request.  (posted March 27, 2014)

Northwest Community College turns down Enbridge bursary offer  -- After previously accepting a 15,000 dollar bursary from Energy giant Enbridge, NWCC reverses field and turns it down.   (posted March 26, 2014)

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