Sunday, September 13, 2015
Blog Watching, Week ending September 13, 2015
Business developments in the aviation world in the Northwest, municipal and federal political notes, the always topical LNG story and an incident requiring police action at the city's high school, all provided the backdrop for our five most read items of the week.
Among the notes of the last seven days that caught the attention of our readers, a new joint venture between Terrace based Hawkair and the Nass Valley community of Gingolx, which will provide training and job opportunities for community members.
The latest in news from the LNG files also found a wide audience this week, as both the Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun focused on the state of the province's still to be developed LNG industry, with the Sun in particular gaining attention for a string of articles related to the Petronas energy company.
The federal election campaign received a look in from readers, with a large number exploring our notes on the opening of Nathan Cullen's campaign office in Prince Rupert.
Council's moves to return to a previous formula for Permissive Tax Exemptions for Community groups and organizations also was of some interest.
While the late Friday developments related to an incident at Charles Hays Secondary School quickly found a large audience over the weekend as well.
However, when it comes to the most read item of the week, it was the announcement of a new approach for Terrace based Hawkair that by Saturday evening had attracted the most readers of the last seven days.
Hawkair and Gingolx Enterprises to form new joint venture -- The Northwest based airline Hawkair joins forces with the Economic development office for the Nass Valley of Gingolx in a joint venture, later in the week the two groups outlined further where their plans were taking them (posted September 8, 2015)
That article was followed by:
British Columbia LNG ambitions in the spotlight with major media review -- Our overview of some of the major stories related to LNG development found a wide audience this week, an interest that started with advanced notice from the Vancouver Sun of a string of articles to come on the Malaysian energy company Petronas. (posted September 11, 2015)
NDP to Open Prince Rupert Campaign Office today -- Interest was high when it came to our item of note on the opening of Nathan Cullen's campaign office this week in Prince Rupert (posted September 6, 2015)
Prince Rupert RCMP update community on Friday morning incident at Charles Hays Secondary -- While it was an article late in the day on Friday, our review of the events at the city's secondary school on Friday morning quickly found a wide audience (posted September 11, 2015)
Council's Permissive Tax Exemptions give Community Groups and other organizations more financial room to work with -- Our review of the decision of City Council to return the Permissive Tax Exemptions process back to 100 per cent found an interested audience this week (posted September 7, 2015 )
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