Sunday, November 29, 2015

Blog Watching, week ending November 29, 2015

A marine incident off the southern coast of Haida Gwaii dominated our information cycle this week, with a large number of readers checking out the latest items related to the MV North Star, a vessel suffering engine troubles and reported as adrift.

Originally the situation had required the assistance of the Canadian Coast Guard, however as the overnight period moved forward the engine situation was resolved, with the vessel operating on her own power and resuming its trip south.

Air Transportation also featured in the news this week, with Prince Rupert residents learning that service on one of its two scheduled airline services was to be suspended at least until June, with Hawkair making a major announcement on service reductions this week.

The potash supplier Canpotex returned to the news cycle for at least twenty four hours, as readers found some interest in our notes on the latest thoughts on shipment terminals from the Saskatchewan based company.

Our look at the progress of two former PRMHA players currently in the KIJHL also found a large audience, as did our look at the City of Prince Rupert's new vision for the years ahead, delivered through their Hays 2.0 presentation.

However, the lead off item which found the largest audience of the week, was focused on the MV North Star and the vessels troubles off the shores of Haida Gwaii.

Cargo vessel adrift south of Haida Gwaii, Coast Guard vessel Gordon Reid, two tugs responding -- From the first word that the vessel MV North Star had lost its power to the final notes that all was well, our notes on the evolving situation rattled off the most views of the week. (posted November 24, 2015)

That article was followed by:

Hawkair indicates plans to reduce service to Prince Rupert over winter months   -- Our two items related to the now confirmed suspension of service found a wide audience this week, from our initial story making note of the rumblings (see above), to our follow up item that confirmed and outlined the next steps in the situation and possible impact on the North Coast  (posted November 25, 2015)

Canpotex eyeing 2016 decision on export terminal options  -- The Saskatchewan based potash producer Canpotex was taking a bit of a glimpse into the future this week and once again made mention that one option for its shipment expansion plans includes a possible terminal in Prince Rupert   (posted  November 23, 2015)

Repole, Ward hitting their strides in the KIJHL --  We grabbed a look at the stats reviews for a pair of Prince Rupert Minor Hockey grads playing in British Columbia's Jr. B circuit the KIJHL (posted November 26, 2015)

Hays 2.0 gets splashy launch on City Website  -- The City of Prince Rupert released a fairly ambitious look at the future on Wednesday, developing a twelve page report called Hays 2.0 that outlines some of the areas of focus that the Mayor and Council believe the city should be pursuing (posted November 27, 2015 )

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