Sunday, October 16, 2016

Blog Watching: Week ending October 16, 2016

Concerns over marine response preparations by the provincial and federal governments tended to take over the news towards the end of the week, as environmental response workers, including a team from Prince Rupert began their work following a fuel barge incident off of Bella Bella from Thursday.

Our notes on the Nathan E. Stewart quickly found a large readership, vaulting it to the top of the list of five for the last seven days.

Civic politics also accounted for a number of views, with our items on the City Council's plans for revitalization of a number of areas  across the city, Councillor Thorkelson's desire to see City Council discuss the Pacific NorthWest LNG file one more time and an interesting legal notice related to a proposed road closure for the city, all attracting many readers through the week.

And food once again proves to be a popular theme for readers of the blog, with our update on the Aroy-D the latest dining establishment on Third Avenue West, making for a popular item as well.

The top story of the week however is to be found off the coast near Bella Bella and a fuel leak that has many in the region concerned about lasting damage to their environment, food sources and economic prospects.

Environmental Response underway after Tug Boat sinks near Bella Bella --  They are racing against time in the waters off of Bella Bella, trying to contain a fuel spill from a tug boat that sank in area waters Thursday.  (posted October 14, 2016)

That article was followed by:

City to make announcement on Third Avenue revitalization plans tonight --  Our preview of one item related to Tuesday's City Council session proved popular this week, as did our follow up story on the community consultations that are ahead with the Ontario based Planning Partnership. (posted October 11, 2016)

Road Closure application suggests decision on New Prince Rupert RCMP detachment may be near -- A notice from the Province seeking feedback on a proposed road closure may be giving us some hints as to where the city's new home for the RCMP will be located. (posted October 12, 2016)

Councillor Thorkelson to call on City Council to withhold support for Pacific NorthWest project until six local conditions are met  -- The October 24th session of council could provide for some interesting debate, as Prince Rupert City Councillor Joy Thorkelson looks to bring the topic of Pacific NorthWest's Lelu Island project back for another discussion. (posted October 13, 2016)

A change in the menu for Prince Rupert's diners, as Aroy D set to offer Thai cuisine -- Food was on the minds of blog readers, with a large number checking out our item on the latest addition to the North Coast dining scene.  ( posted October 12, 2016)

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