Sunday, September 27, 2015

Blog Watching, week ending September 27, 2015

Lelu Island continued to be the focus of much of the news for the last seven days, with two items from the blog highlighting some of fractures between member Tsimshian communities in the region.

Also capturing the attention on the week for our readers, events related to the UBCM convention in Vancouver, with a pair of our UBCM items gaining notice and holding a spot in the top five articles for the week just finished.

Federal politics managed to elbow its way into the discussion as well, with our article  noting the arrival of Jeannie Parnell into the election campaign finding a wide audience. As the deadline for the final list of candidates was getting closer, Ms. Parnell was introduced by the Green Party as their candidate for the October 19th vote.

However, when it comes to the most read item of the week, it was our look at the recent developments on Lelu Island which attracted the most readers of the last seven days.

This time through news of some success for the Gitga'at First Nation as they continue on with their plans to seek a judicial review over issues of consultation when it comes to LNG proposals for Prince Rupert harbour.

Metlakatla and Lax Kw'alaams denied respondent status in Gitga'at petition for judicial review   -- A court decision in Victoria at the start of September, will keep the focus of a judicial review on the  theme of the Environmental review process and consultation over Lelu Island (posted September 24, 2015)

That article was followed by:

Photo days at UBCM  --  Municipal leaders from around the Northwest had time for some discussion and a photo with Premier Christy Clark at the UBCM convention this week. (posted September 24, 2015)

Gitxaala First Nation joins Metlakatla with response to Lax Kw'alaams -- Comments by the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation related to the topic of Lelu Island continue to gain attention from some of their other Tsimshian neighbours (posted  September 23, 2015)

Jeannie Parnell to seek House of Commons seat for Green Party in October election  -- The Green Party finally announce their candidate for the October 19th federal election. More on the campaign can be found on our archive page  (posted September 21, 2015)

UBCM convention makes for five days of discussion on municipal issues -- The annual convention for British Columbia's municipal leaders featured a number of items up for discussion, our preview of the event was a popular stop for the week of blogging, as was our archive of the UBCM Talking points through the week (posted September 22, 2015 )

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