Sunday, June 7, 2015

Blog Watching, Week ending June 7 2015

Competing notes on a  proposed Oil Terminal for Lax Kw'alaams highlighted this weeks Blog items, with two articles of note catching the attention of our readers, with the response from the Lax Kw'alaams Government on the issue climbing to the top of our statistical review on the week.

An update for residents near the Westview Pellet Terminal also scored high in our rankings this week, as did our item outlining the possibility of a system wide shutdown for the Alaska Marine Highway system as early as the end of this month.

A provincial initiative to deliver free text books by way of the Internet also found a wide audience this week, as the Province of BC adds to the options available through its Open Textbook program.

Rounding out the five most read items of the week, the results of this years Moneysense Survey of Canadian Communities, with Prince Rupert once again struggling to make some upward momentum in the eyes of the Moneysense editors.

Leading off the review, the Lax Kw'alaams Government outlines its position on the proposed Eagle Spirit Energy Oil Shipment Terminal for Grassy Point.

Lax Kw'alaams Government clarifies community stand on Eagle Spirit Energy proposal  -- As Eagle Spirit Energy continues to roll out press releases outlining the support for their Oil Terminal proposal, the Lax Kw'alaams Band Council provides some background on its thoughts on the issue (posted June 4, 2015)

That item was followed by:

Westview Pellet Terminal offers up some notes for the neighbours  -- With the warmer and drier weather of the summer months now here, the Westview Pellet Terminal outlines some items of interest for its west side neighbours   (posted June 1, 2015)

Prince Rupert's Alaska Ferry woes may get worse by July  --  State Budget issues in Alaska may see the entire Alaska Marine Highway Fleet tied up as of July 1st  (posted  June 2, 2015)

Province to make more Open Textbooks available for post secondary students   --   With the cost of Post secondary education continuing to rise, the Province looks to technology to help offer up some cost savings for parents and students (posted  June 3, 2015)

Moneysense Magazine still not convinced things are turning around for Prince Rupert   --   The annual survey of Canadian communities finds Prince Rupert once again listed towards the end of the findings, as the Moneysense survey places the City at 197 out of 209 (posted June 4 , 2015 )

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