Sunday, June 26, 2016

Blog Watching: Week ending June 26, 2016

LNG items  grabbed some of the top spots on the week for readers, with our look three stories related to LNG development finding their way into the top five on the week.

A report that delivered a bit of cool water on some of the talk on LNG in the province led the way through the last seven days, while an item on the progress to date on one Prince Rupert proposal followed, featuring some notes from the latest update from Aurora LNG and its plans for a development on Digby Island.

One final LNG related item came late in the week yet still found a strong audience, with word that the Lax Kw'alaams Council government had postponed its planned information sessions on the Pacific NorthWest LNG proposal for Lelu Island. Those sessions were scheduled for this coming week and have been postponed until further notice.

A decision from Prince Rupert City council to send a letter to express its support for an oil tanker ban on the North Coast and its opposition to an extension of the deadline for the Northern Gateway process received praise from local environmental groups and proved to be a popular read this week.

And the list of five ends with a look at a Sunday Minor Baseball league tournament that will take place in Port Edward, the all day event providing a sample of the quick growth of the sport and the good reception that it has received in the region.

The top story of the week however, returns to the theme of British Columbia's much discussed LNG Terminal development ambitions.

International Energy Agency study indicates pressures growing for BC's LNG industry -- Items related to LNG proposals on the North Coast seem to constantly attract high attention and this week proved to be no exception, as a large audience reviewed our look at a recent LNG industry survey from the International Energy Agency that suggests a slower pace for development over the next few years for British Columbia.   (posted June 20, 2016)

That article was followed by:

Spring/Summer update from Aurora LNG highlights community engagement on LNG plans -- Some background on the latest information update from Aurora LNG looking at the progress of its plans for a proposed LNG terminal at Digby Island found a wide review this week.  (posted June 21, 2016)

Northwest environmental groups hail Prince Rupert Council's support for oil tanker ban  -- The City's move to write two letters on two major environmental issues was applauded by local environmental groups and proved to be a popular item through the week.  (posted June 22, 2016)

Lax Kw'alaams postpones Members Only Community Info sessions -- Some highly anticipated meetings to provide Lax Kw'alaams Band members with background on a proposed LNG terminal at Lelu Island get postponed until a later date.  ( posted June 24, 2016)

Sunday tournament set to celebrate the strong reception for Minor Baseball's return -- Port Edward is the host for the North Coast Minor Baseball league as organizers host  an all day tournament at McKeown Park Field   (posted June 22, 2016)

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