Sunday, May 15, 2016

Blog Watching, Week ending May 15, 2016

The latest twist in the Lelu Island story dominated our news flow on the week, as our item relaying the details of a trip to the United Nations by opponents to the proposed LNG development .

The Port of Prince Rupert found itself in the U.S. spotlight this week, as KING 5 dispatched a team to the region to review the success of the Fairview Container Terminal and the concerns in Seattle/Tacoma that Prince Rupert operation is providing for.

Our mid week item related to Fundraising efforts in the community to raise awareness and funds for Prince Rupert's local Syrian Relief organization found a wide audience this week.

Mining proved to be a key issue on the week, as the State of Alaska keeps an eye on the flow of information and discussion on the province's Mining sector and the level of oversight that the province has in place for the industry.

Education also proved to be a popular topic this week, as our item exploring the changes in administration for September found a wide audience.

However, the top item of the week takes a look at a trip to New York for a delegation of First Nations leaders that are in opposition to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal at Lelu Island.

Efforts to stop Lelu Island LNG terminal reach the United Nations --  First Nations leaders and members in the Northwest looking to stop the development of an LNG Terminal at Lelu Island took their case to the United Nations this week.   (posted May 12, 2016)

That article was followed by:

Seattle-Tacoma put eyes on Port of Prince Rupert -- The success of the Fairview Container port in Prince Rupert once again is on the radar of terminal operators in Washington State, with KING 5 Television arriving in the area to provide for a two part report . (posted May 10, 2016)

Saturday fundraiser to benefit Syrian Relief efforts and Fort McMurray Fire victims -- A Saturday afternoon event in Prince Rupert offered up treats, entertainment and an opportunity to help (posted May 12, 2016)

Alaska raises its concerns over BC mining oversight --  With the British Columbia Legislature debating and discussing the issue of mine safety in recent weeks, officials north in Alaska kept a watchful eye on events and offered up their own concerns.  ( posted May 11, 2016)

School District 52 makes a number of appointments for 2016-17 school year --  As the current school year draws to a close, officials at SD52 are making plans and announcing changes to personnell at a number of local schools (posted May 12, 2016)

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