Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blog Watching, week ending September 21, 2014

With fall seeming to be knocking on the door, the flow of information on events around the North Coast is increasing, with the last seven days providing for a range to items of interest to look back on.

As part of our weekly review, every Sunday we offer up a recap for the week 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, the race for City Council would seem to be starting to percolate, at least if the interest in some of our items of this week on the theme are any indication, accounting for two of our five most read items.

LNG terminal development also made for a popular topic, as did the suggestion that the City may be looking to join other Northwest communities in seeking more benefits from the large scale of proposed projects in the region.

Kicking off the top five items, the launch of some talking points from Mayoralty candidate Lee Brain.

More transparency, more town halls the call from the Lee Brain campaign-- The candidate outlines his thoughts on transparency, accountability and outlines some of his plans for communication should he find success at the polls  (posted September 15, 2014)

That item was followed by:

Review of North Coast LNG prospects offers interesting perceptions on local reaction to industry - Some observations on the economic buzz about the North Coast from the author of an investment newsletter also made its way into the Financial Post last week. We outlined some of the key observations from the twin articles   (posted September 15, 2014)

Pacific Northwest LNG receives 45 day extension to Environmental Assessment Review Period --  Responding to concerns over dredging and some aspects of terminal design, Pacific Northwest LNG asked for and received a 45 day extension to address some of the issues of note (posted  September16, 2014)

Blair Mirau enters race for Prince Rupert City Council -- A new name for the Prince Rupert political scene launches a bid for a seat on City Council   ( posted September 17, 2014 )

Council giving thought to joining Northwest Alliance Initiative -- The  Mayor provided a thumbnail sketch of recent efforts from the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine to engage in discussion on economic development with the provincial and federal governments, as well as with industry proponents. It's project that the Mayor says Prince Rupert Council may wish to join in on, with the promise of a report on the initiative to come before Council. (posted September 18, 2014)

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