Sunday, April 5, 2015
Blog Watching, Week Ending April 5, 2015
Not surprisingly, some big news out of the Prince Rupert waterfront captured the most attention this week. With word of the purchase of the Maher Terminal facility (pending Federal approval) by DP World Ports, a Dubai based leader in port operations. Our item from Thursday morning, dominated our most read listings shortly after it's posting after the midnight hour of Wednesday.
Another item that found a large audience was our review of the hiring of Dr. Barb Faggetter as the city's "resident scientist", an announcement that would seem to herald the first of the Legacy Corporation hires for the City.
The news that the Prince Rupert Liquor store has plans for extended hours and enhanced service options generated some wide interest, as did our story on the opening of the iconic Don Cherry's Sports Grill location at the Chances Gaming Centre.
Wrapping up the top five of the week, change comes once again to Northern Savings who have parted ways with their CEO and now will focus on a new direction before seeking a replacement.
However, all of the week's events combined didn't measure up to the interest in the change of ownership for the Container Port, a prospect that may see more expansion ahead for the Fairview operation.
Major World Port Operator to acquire Maher Terminals - Fairview Terminals Operation -- Dubai based DP Ports purchases Maher Terminals for 580 million dollars, pending Federal approval (posted April 2, 2015)
That item was followed by:
City Council hires Dr. Barb Faggetter as "resident scientist" -- A note posted to Mayor Lee Brain's Facebook page provides the first notice that the City has apparently hired Dr. Barb Faggetter to become what the Mayor calls the city's resident scientist (posted March 31, 2015)
BC Liquor Stores to remain Open on Good Friday for First time -- Prince Rupert's BC Liquor store among many in the Province to extend hours and offer new services (posted April 3, 2015)
Don Cherry's Sports Grill arrives in Prince Rupert -- Sports fans on the north coast have yet one more option to enjoy their passion for sports, beverages and food (posted March 31, 2015)
Northern Savings enters period of transition, revisits strategic direction and seeks new CEO -- A look at the taxation cap issue in Prince Rupert and how the city might find some common ground with other communities (posted March 31, 2015 )
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