Sunday, July 3, 2016

Blog Watching week ending July 3, 2016

Some progress towards a decision on one Northwest LNG project dominated the news cycle on the week, as the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced that it had restarted the process of evaluation for Pacific NorthWest LNG's Lelu Island project, with the federal government anticipated to render a decision in mid to late September.

City Council developments took three of the five top items on the blog this week, leading off that flow of news  was the release of the City's Salary and Expense listings as part of the annual Statement of Financial Information.

That document also provided another popular story for review on the week, with a look at the list of payments to local and out of town suppliers for services and supplies on city work.

Item number three on the week found Council securing some attention with its plans to commemorate parkland behind Westview School, with the land to be dedicated in memory of long time North Coast resident Odd Eidsvik who passed away one year ago.

The final notable item from the list of five is from the city's crime blotter, with the local RCMP detachment the scene of the crime after a vandalism spree strikes the detachment parking lot.

The top story of the week however, returns to the theme of British Columbia's much discussed LNG Terminal development ambitions and indications that the final laps may be in sight for Petronas./Pacific NorthWest LNG.

CEAA restarts clock on Pacific NorthWest LNG project, destined for a late September deadline -- What appears to be the home stretch for a decision on the proposed LNG terminal at Lelu island is now underway with September set to be decision time by the Federal Government.  (posted June 28, 2016)

That article was followed by:

Salary and Expenses on the rise from Prince Rupert's SOFI review -- The City of Prince Rupert releases its Statement of Financial Information, tracking compensation and expenses in 2015  (posted June 21, 2016)

Suppliers reap $28 million as City increases spending in 2015 -- The City's financial review also provided background on public spending for last year (posted June 30, 2016)

Prince Rupert RCMP detachment hit by vandalism spree -- A brazen display of vandalism struck close to the city's RCMP detachment  ( posted June 27, 2016)

Council looks to commemorate Odd Eidsvik's life with parkland designation -- Prince Rupert Council moves ahead with plans to name the parkland area behind Westview School in memory of former Councillor and civic leader Odd Eidsvik  (posted June 27, 2016)

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