Sunday, February 21, 2016

Blog Watching, week ending February 21, 2016

Water issues at some local schools, a few notes on local Basketball, an RCMP file and a visit from the Navy all dominated our news flow of the last seven days.

The delivery of a letter to parents by SD52 and Northern Health outlining some concerns over the state of the water supply at four local schools made for a story that took over the news cycle towards the end of the week in the city. A review which which went beyond Prince Rupert and found its way into the proceedings at the British Columbia Legislature by weeks end.

Basketball is always a safe bet to attract some interest on the local scene and this week two items caught the interest of our readers, with our recap of the ANBT finals and a look ahead to the High School zones picture making for much traffic to the blog.

Rounding out the five most read items of the week, our notes on a Police incident of last weekend and a visit from the Royal Canadian Navy found an interested audience as the week came to an end.

However, the top item of the week comes from School District 52 and its notes on issues related to the water at four local schools.

School District 52 sends out advisory to parents over elevated lead levels in water at four local schools - Some surprising developments out of the School District office of the week found parents and guardians hearing of concerns on water quality at four local schools. An issue that became the focus of a good portion of the discussion in the Legislature later in the week  (posted February 16, 2016)

That article was followed by:

An ANBT Three-peat and a long overdue return to the Champions List  -- Our look at last weekend's Championship Saturday at the All Native Basketball Tournament proved to be a popular item this week (posted February 14, 2016 )

Two Rainmaker Squads hit the road this weekend to seek out a zones title  --  Basketball proved to be a popular theme through the week with our look at the weekend zones for the CHSS Junior Boys and Senior Girls, while our notes on the Sr Boys preparations for next weekends AAA Zones also found a large readership ( posted February 18, 2016)

Suspicious package brings Vancouver based Explosives Unit to Prince Rupert  - We still haven't heard much background on the incident since last Sunday, but the discovery of suspicious package in the downtown area last weekend made for much interest this week.  (posted  February 16, 2016 )

Royal Canadian Navy makes port call on Prince Rupert  --  The arrival of HCMS Whitehorse in port generated some buzz in the city this week, with a number of residents taking advantage of an Open House hosted at the ship tied up at the New Cow Bay Marina facility  (posted February 16, 2016 )

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