Sunday, February 7, 2016

Blog Watching, week ending February 7, 2016

Transportation, LNG development, politics both provincial and municipal and a sizeable donation to the Salvation Army all made the grade when it came to the top items of the week on the blog.

Air Canada's summer schedule made for much interest this week, with word on an additional flight to come in a few months time, while the Prince Rupert Port Authority and Prince Rupert Rampage teaming up in aid of the Salvation Army also caught much attention on the week.

Another setback for the LNG development plans of the Northwest was announced this week and received significant attention, with word that Shell Canada is going to delay their plans for a terminal project in Kitimat.

The NDP claimed two by-election spots this week, sending two new MLA's to Victoria, one in Melanie Mark with some family connections to the Northwest and Mayor Lee Brain was on the road this week, spending some time in the Nation's capital for discussions with Federal officials.

However, the top item of the week was from the world of aviation and some welcome news for summer travellers in and out of Prince Rupert.

Air Canada to add third flight to YPR flight schedule in May - Some positive news for North Coast Air Travellers as Air Canada announces that their summer schedule will feature a late afternoon flight in and out of Prince Rupert   (posted February 2, 2016)

That article was followed by:

Salvation Army gains over $4,000 from Rampage and Port initiative -- Prince Rupert's Salvation Army received a donation from the Prince Rupert Port Authority and Prince Rupert Rampage, with the Port providing 100 dollars for every home goal from home game results in the CIHL this year  (posted February 2, 2016 )

Shell postpones final decision on Kitimat's LNG Canada project --  Another major Northwest LNG project finds a delay as Shell Canada puts off a final decision on their Kitimat plans for at least a year.( posted February 3, 2016)

Melaine Mark's Nisga'a and Gitxsan roots provide Northwest connection to by-election success Tuesday night -- An NDP candidate with family roots into the Northwest made history on Tuesday, as Melanie Mark became the first woman of Full First Nations descent to claim a seat in the Legislature. (posted  February 3, 2016 )

Mayor Brain in Ottawa for meetings with officials -- Prince Rupert's Mayor made the trek to Ottawa to discuss a range of topics with a number of Federal officials.  (posted February 4, 2016 )

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