Sunday, January 3, 2016

Blog Watching, week ending January 3, 2016

Our first edition of weekly recap does a little looking back and a bit of advance scouting on events ahead to start our New Year off.

It being the holiday period, the news cycle was fairly light over the last seven days,  however a few items rose to the top of the list when it came to interest from the items posted this week.

With notes on the early stages of planning for a local group looking to help relocate Syrian families on the North Coast finding a fairly large audience this week.

The success of Gary Coons at the Blue Knuckle Derby and plans for the annual Polar Bear Dip were also received well over the last seven days.

Our review of the most read items of 2015 proved to be a popular item, as was some advance notice on the upcoming auditions for Prince Rupert's Got Talent.

However, the top item of the week came by way of the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert as they look to put together a program of welcome to bring Syrian refugee families to the North Coast.

Rotarians look for help with Syrian family sponsorship plans  -- The Rotary Club begins its process towards seeking the assistance of those interested in sponsorship of Syrian families in Prince Rupert  (posted December 30, 2015)

That article was followed by:

Gary Coons reels in the Big One in Blue Knuckle Derby  -- The former MLA for the North Coast ruled the waves in Prince Rupert's annual Lions Club Blue Knuckle Derby  (posted December 30, 2015)

A refreshing Dip to start the New Year as the Rotary Club hosts its annual Polar Bear Swim -- Our preview of Friday's Polar Bear Swim at Rushbrook Floats which brought the crowds out for a dip in Prince Rupert harbour (posted  December 31, 2015)

A Year of Anticipation best describes the waning hours of 2015  --  A look back at the items from the blog that most resonated with readers through 2015 (posted December 31, 2015)

Auditions beckon in the New Year for Prince Rupert's Got Talent -- Prince Rupert's annual talent quest makes plans to hold auditions on January 9th (posted December 30, 2015 )

You can find our Blog watching featured posted every Sunday morning by 9AM, a handy way to catch up to the week that was, at a leisurely weekend pace.

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Our archive of weekly Blog Watching  can be found here.

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