Sunday, October 9, 2016

Blog Watching: Week ending October 9, 2016

Provincial politics provided for the main theme of the week when it came to items of interest on the blog.

The arrival of the BC Legislature's Standing Committee on Finance for budget consultations in the city last Monday generated a few stories through the week, and as our blog counter indicates a number of them resonated with readers over the last seven days.

Three of our items related to that committee session cracked into our review of the Top Five items of the week, with the overview of Monday's presentations, as well as looks at the talking points from the Prince Rupert Port Authority and local UFAWU representatives grabbing a fair bit of attention.

A look at a new feature from the local newspaper the Northern View, which debuted a weekly Podcast on Wednesday also found some interested readers.

Also of note as the week moved forward were some high profile files from Northwest RCMP detachments, items which delivered a high level of  readership on the week.

The top story of the week however focused on the Budget Consultation session held Monday at the North Coast Convention centre and the number of local presentations that were made through the afternoon.

Fourteen delegations make presentations to Provincial Finance Committee in Prince Rupert -- The BC Legislature's Standing Committee on Finance made stop in Prince Rupert on their provincial Budget consultation tour and a number of local groups had presentations for them on Monday. There also proved to be a fair bit of interest in many of our items about the session through the week, you can review the full archive here. (posted October 4, 2016)

That article was followed by:

UFAWU members to press their employment concerns for Government panel today -- One of the groups to make a presentation to the Finance Committee was a delegation from UFAWU-Unifor, our preview of their presentation was among the most read items of the week. (posted October 3, 2016)

Move over Carolina and George! There are some new story tellers on the media beat! -- Our look at the introduction of a new podcast feature for the weekly newspaper caught the attention of a number of blog readers this week. (posted October 6, 2016)

RCMP issue warrant and seek man related to Thornhill incident of Wednesday  -- A pair of RCMP files were popular items on the blog this week, the first the story from a day of drama in Thornhill and the second a call from the RCMP for the help of the public in locating a missing Prince Rupert woman, a quest that ended with news that she had been located. (posted October 6, 2016)

Continued growth and opportunity seen for Port facilities in Prince Rupert -- It always seems to be a popular story whenever the Prince Rupert Port Authority delivers a glimpse into future plans and our notes on the appearance of the Port at the BC Finance Committee session of Monday found a large audience this week.  ( posted October 6, 2016)

You can find our Blog watching featured posted every Sunday morning by 9AM, a handy way to catch up to the week that was, at a leisurely weekend pace.

You can also review the full listings of the week just past from our Blog Archive index page found on the right hand side of the page.

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Our archive of weekly Blog Watching can be found here

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