Sunday, January 22, 2017

Blog Watching: Week ending January 22, 2017

Disappointing news for Prince Rupert's commercial sector and a stream of notes out of Lax Kw'alaams  made for the news items that dominated the views to the blog this week.

The dominant story of the week turned out to be focused on fashion, with the city set to see a long time retail outlet in Reitman's make plans to depart the North Coast.

Lax Kw'alaams also delivered a number of items for review this week,  a pair of them involving a visit by Premier Clark to the community.

Also making news over the last seven days, was the plan from the Lax Kw'alaams Band council to host three information sessions, taking place in three locations later this month, all of them set to review the latest items of interest related to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

Provincial politics also grabbed the spotlight on the local level as the BC Liberal party moved forward with it's process of selecting a candidate for the upcoming provincial election.

However, the top story outlined some notes on the city's commercial  sector and the pending departure of Reitman's.

Reitman's set to join national retail exit from Rupert -- There will soon be a gap in the fashion options for Prince Rupert residents as national retailer Reitman's prepares to close their store in the city. (posted January 17, 2017)

That article was followed by:

Premier Clark heralds 'Durable Partnership' with Lax Kw'alaams during community visit -- In a speech to residents of Lax Kw'alaams, Premier Clark looked towards the future and more engagement with the community. (posted January 18, 2017)

Lax Kw'alaams members to hear update on Pacific NorthWest LNG planning -- Three members only meetings are set for later this month as residents of Lax Kw'alaams prepare to discuss issues related to LNG development in the region.   (posted January 18, 2017)

North Coast Liberals head into the home stretch of nomination campaign -- Our look at the final week of campaigning for the North Coast Liberal nomination found a large audience and the number of readers for our update on the final results of Saturday continued to grow overnight. (posted January 16, 2017)

From Lax Kw'alaams, Premier Clark outlines a potential campaign narrative for the North Coast --  For those that might be looking for some elements to the the Northwest election campaign this Spring, a review of Premier Clark's talking points during her recent visit might provide a bit of a blue print.  (posted January 19, 2017)

For a look at the top twelve items from our Blog Watching feature through 2016 see our list published on New Year's Eve here.

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