Sunday, October 30, 2016

Blog Watching: Week ending October 30, 2016

LNG items once again dominated the news on the North Coast with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project the main focus of all the attention.

From the launch of a court challenge related to the Federal government's approval of the project, to an update from Pacific NorthWest for Prince Rupert City Council, many of our items on the proposed development for the North Coast found an interested audience this week.

Our coverage of other events at City Hall also found a wide readership on the week, with two items making it into the list of five and more than a few others bubbling up just under that bar of our weekly review.

Sports finally broke that grasp of the political and industrial issues from the last seven days, as our item catching up with the success of Prince Rupert's Judd Repole in the Kootenay Junior Hockey league also grabbing a good share of the readers this week.

However, the top story of the week however is once again found in the files of LNG development on the North Coast and the latest twist in the Pacific NorthWest LNG story.

Federal Government facing legal challenge over Petronas project approval -- We had two items this week related to a legal challenge that has been launched to seek a judicial review of the Federal government's approval of the Lelu Island project. The first, noted above, was our preview of what was planned for Thursday morning, while our follow up item on Friday, provided further detail to the legal quest and the reaction to it, was also widely read.     (posted October 26, 2016)

That article was followed by:

Project benchmarks the key to Pacific NorthWest LNG presentation to City Council -- Monday's City Council session also delivered some notes on the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG development for the North Coast. Monday night Derek Baker and Tessa Gill from PNWLNG provided an overview of the progress of the project to this point. Monday also found Council deferring a discussion and vote on a resolution on the LNG project, preferring to wait until Councillor Joy Thorkelson, the sponsor of the resolution was available to speak to it. Ms. Thorkelson was ill and unable to attend Monday's session.  (posted October 27, 2016)

Prince Rupert in the Province's paving plans for 2017 -- Transportation Minister Todd Stone was on a tour of the Northwest this week, delivering a string of announcements for major projects in the region, offering up background on a 4.5 million dollar repaving project for Prince Rupert. For a look at some of the other major projects set for the Northwest see our Transportation archive page  (posted October 25, 2016)

Councillor Cunningham raises questions on City's Community Enhancement Grant Issues -- Monday's City Council had a few themes of note to review, but the one that seemed to generate the most discussion was focused on the latest developments when it comes to the issue of Community Enhancement Grants. With Councillor Barry Cunningham raising the topic and asking a number of questions related to the current process. ( posted October 27, 2016)

Judd Repole off to fast start with Osoyoos of the Kootenay league -- Our ongoing efforts to keep track of those Prince Rupert athletes that have taken to the road to follow theirs sports dreams took us to the Kootenay league this week. Our notes on the fast start to the KIJHL season for Prince Rupert's Judd Repole finding a large audience.  You can track him and other Northwest athletes from two archives, our Junior hockey listings and our look at Rupertites in University sports this year. (posted October 25, 2016)

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