Sunday, December 18, 2016

Blog Watching: Week ending December 18, 2016

The topic of LNG development returns to the top of our list of the five most read items this week, with our notes on the progress of the Aurora LNG proposal for Digby Island finding a large audience.

An update on a familiar story from years past also found some attention this week, as we took note of a major piece in a Hong Kong newspaper that has reviewed some of the legal travels of the Skeena Pulp Mill story.

Residents of the Westview area may soon see an increase in shipments out of the Pinnacle Pellet Terminal, as we outlined how Pinnacle has just signed a significant contract to ship pellets to Europe.

Dan Miller continues to bring attention to the importance of the provinces resource sector, with the former Premier and past MLA for the North Coast submitting an op-ed piece to the Vancouver Sun, with our notes on his thoughts attracting a large number of views through the week.

And wrapping up the list of five on the week was our item recounting the work of City Council in their last sessions for 2016, with a pair of meetings that set in motion utility fee increases for 2017, as well as some plans to address the city's asset management requirements.

However, the top story of the week is that of the Aurora LNG proposal for Digby Island which is making its way towards the evaluation process in 2017.

Federal funding provided for Indigenous participation in Aurora LNG CEAA process --  The process for evaluation of the Aurora LNG project at Digby Island is getting closer to moving forward, with federal funding made available for First Nation's in the region to participate. Our Tuesday item also noted some of the other themes on LNG development of the last few weeks. (posted December 13, 2016)

That article was followed by:

A Skeena Pulp Mill Christmas Greeting from China -- The Skeena Pulp mill story grabbed some media attention this week after a Hong Kong newspaper reviews some of the elements to the long running legal process that is still unresolved.  (posted December 16, 2016)

Pinnacle Pellet signs nine year transportation contract with Danish shipping firm -- While the Prince Rupert Port Authority was making some news with its latest update on the Fairview Container Port's Phase two expansion, further south along the waterfront at Westview, Pinnacle Pellet was marking a shipping contract to deliver product to Europe.   (posted December 12, 2016)

Former Premier and North Coast MLA, Dan Miller weighs in again on resource development -- A name familiar to the North Coast returned to the editorial pages of the Vancouver Sun, with Dan Miller providing his latest essay on how BC should approach resource development. (posted December 12, 2016)

Council poised to approve utility fee increases; looks to find way on asset management planning -- Our item making note of Prince Rupert Council's Monday meeting and moves to increase utility fees in the New Year found a large audience, with interest also picking up during the week at our follow up piece related to the approval of the increases at a Special Council of Session held on Wednesday.  ( posted December 14, 2016)

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