Sunday, June 15, 2014

Blog Watching, Week ending June 15, 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, an incident resulting in fatalities on the roads near Smithers was our top item of interest on the blog.

That was followed by the latest industrial announcement of a possible oil refinery development for the North Coast,  Watson Island and the Teachers' dispute also fill out the list.

The top five listings wraps up with our review of the entry of Lee Brain into the Mayoralty race for the fall of 2014, our background item from the blog of some interest to our readers over the last seven days.

Kicking off the review, accounts of a tragic traffic accident last week on Highway 16.

Smithers RCMP release details on Highway 16 fatalities --  Some information on a motor vehicle accident that tragically claimed four lives near New Hazelton (posted June 9, 2014)

That item was followed by:

Pacific Future Energy Corporation announces plan for North Coast Oil Refinery  -- Another mega project is announced as under study for the North Coast, with a Vancouver based firm outlining it's plans for a "green" oil refinery    (posted June 10, 2014 )

City of Prince Rupert to Pay $50,000 penalty for Fisheries Act violation on Watson Island -- More news from Watson island after the City wraps up a court case on a Fisheries Violation charge  (posted June 10, 2014)

BCTF sets course for full strike on Tuesday; study session planned for Monday --  Unless negotiations over the weekend prove successful, the public school system could be shut down by Tuesday (posted June 11 2014)

Lee Brain tests the electoral waters of fall -- The Municipal election may not be until November, but we already have a Mayoralty challenger in place for incumbent Jack Mussallem  (posted June 12, 2014)

You can find our Blog watching featured posted every Sunday morning by 9AM, a handy way to catch up to the week that was, at a leisurely weekend pace.

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