Sunday, November 27, 2016

Blog Watching Week ending November 27, 2016

Following the exploits of North Coast athletes proved to be the popular theme this week, as two of our list of five most read items over the last seven days featured a look at sports.

The review for the week starts with a look at the success of Judd Repole in the KIJHL, the former Prince Rupert Minor Hockey player is currently roaring up the scoring lists of the junior league in the Okanagan/Kootenay region.

Sports continued to grab the main of attention this week, as our look at the road to provincials for the Charles Hays Secondary Rainmakers found a large audience over the last seven days.

Housing issues also found some interest on the week, with an announcement on some affordable housing plans by the BC Government receiving a large audience.

Our notes on a University of Illinois scientific study into DNA and genome research which featured members of Metlakatla and Lax Kw'alaams also had some impressive results this week.

While the list of five wraps up with our Monday morning item that previewed a week of consultation with Prince Rupert residents by the Ontario based Planning Partnership, with the urban designers in town to share thoughts on 3rd Avenue, Seal Cove and some city owned waterfront properties.

However, the top story of the week takes us to the rinks of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, where a Prince Rupert players is making his name on the scoring sheets for the 2016-17 season.

Prince Rupert's Judd Repole keeping to torrid scoring pace in the KIJHL -- Following the success of a former PRMHA player is proving to be a popular item for the blog, with some impressive numbers checking out our latest note on Judd Repole currently with Osoyoos of the KIJHL (posted November 24, 2016)

That article was followed by:

Charles Hays Rainmakers Soccer with 1-1 record after Day One of Provincials --  A Prince Rupert high school soccer team headed south for the first time in decades this weekend and readers followed the efforts of the Charles Hays Rainmakers all week long both with our Day One notes and with our wrap up to the Provincial tournament. The theme of the week of tracking local athletes also gives an honourable mention to Justin McChesney, our item highlighting his rookie year to this point with the UBC T-Birds came in at just under the fifth spot cut off point for the weekly review. (posted November 21, 2016)

Five North coast projects included in BC Government's affordable housing announcement from Tuesday --  The province looked to address some of the affordable housing concerns on the North Coast announcing partnership arrangements with local First Nations and the District of Port Edward this week. (posted November 23, 2016)

Members of Metlakatla and Lax Kw'alaams part of University of Illinois DNA and genome study -- An interesting study from the University of Illinois has put the spotlight on genome study on the North Coast with the participation of members of the communities of Metlakatla and Lax Kw'alaams. ( posted November 21, 2016)

Four days of consultation on civic land use start today in Prince Rupert -- The City of Prince Rupert hosted a four day look at what the future of some areas of the city may one day look like, as the Toronto based Planning Partnership arrived in town for a number of consultation sessions with the public. (posted November 21, 2016)

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