Sunday, May 22, 2016

Blog Watching Week ending May 22, 2016

The prospect of more port related development found the most interest on the week, as we took note of an upcoming land study by the Metlakatla Development Corporation planned for the south side of Kaien Island

Issues related to Lelu Island returned to the news cycle this week as well, with a letter from Hereditary leaders of the Nine Tribes of Lax Kw'alaams addressed their concerns over a group currently protesting the prospect of an LNG Terminal development on the Island.

An item related to education found some volume reading this week, that after some disappointing financial news arrived for the School District following a recent enrolment audit by the Ministry of Education, with their efforts resulting in a reduction of funding for SD52.

Watson Island remains on the minds of many and our notes related to the continued interest by Colonial Coal in the industrial site attracted a wide audience this week.

And even though the story only came up late on Friday afternoon, our item related to a Friday announcement by the City of it's spraying plans to tackle the invasive plant Japanese knotweed quickly gained a growing number of readers.

However, the top item of the week takes a look at what may be on the horizon for port related development south of the Fairview Container Terminal.

Metlakatla Development Corporation set to evaluate potential of intermodal rail/truck yard --  Some early exploration is set to take place on the south side of Kaien Island, with an eye towards developing a container yard for the Fairview Container Terminal (posted May 19, 2016)

That article was followed by:

Latest Lelu Island Letter highlights range of divisions -- Another twist in the Lelu Island situation, with delivery of a letter by hereditary chiefs and First Nations leaders   (posted May 18, 2016)

SD52 to lose over 220,000 dollars in Ministry Funding after enrolment audit -- The Province conducts an enrolment audit and claws back some money   (posted May 16, 2016)

New Look Colonial Coal website still features Watson Island as high on company radar -- The Watson Island industrial site remains on the development radar for company involved in a legal battle with City of Prince Rupert    ( posted May 20, 2016)

City to launch attack on Japanese knotweed over the weekend -- The City of Prince Rupert reveals its plan to take on an invasive plant species in the region   (posted May 12, 2016)

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