Sunday, May 11, 2014

Blog Watching, Week ending May 11, 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, items of provincial and municipal politics dominated our top five items of review.

With our top item of the week being the BC Liberal Government's moves to continue to deflect the ongoing questions of the NDP , which is seeking a shuttle bus for the isolated communities of Highway 16.

From there, the first political ad for the November municipal election caught the attention of our readers, as Mayor Jack Mussallem provided the first of his talking points in seeking re-election.

A review of MLA Robin Austin's inquiries on aquaculture, a look at the North Central Local Government Association in Convention and the successful opening weekend for the North Pacific Cannery Historical site all round out the top five of the week.

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

BC Liberal Government deflects NDP's Highway of Tears Transportation issue --  The quest of North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice to see a shuttle bus program in place for Highway 16 continues to be deflected by the BC Liberals (posted May 4, 2014)

That item was followed by:

And Leading in the early, early returns --  The first campaign ad for this fall's municipal election finds the Mayor highlighting some of his talking points. (posted May 8, 2014 )

Skeena MLA Austin outlines Northwest Aquaculture concerns at Committee session  -- The NDP MLA for Skeena, Robin Austin makes a number of inquiries on the provinces intentions on aquaculture and possible Federal changes in direction. (posted May 5, 2014)

Northern British Columbia officials gather in convention in Fort St. John -- Officials from municipalities and Regional Districts across Northern BC meet for the annual North Central Local Government Association convention  (posted May 8, 2014)

North Pacific Historical Site has spectacular season opener -- The 2014 Tourism season opened up for Port Edward's North Pacific Cannery, with the site hosting a Community Science celebration as part of its opening weekend   (posted May 6, 2014)

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