Sunday, January 8, 2017

Blog Watching: Week ending January 8, 2017

The first year of 2017 offered up a diverse number of items to capture the attention of our readers, ranging from hockey and industry to a look at property assessments and some moves from the first days back to work for the Mayor, Councillors and city staff.

Hockey proved to be a popular theme as readers reviewed our notes on the recently launched Kraft Hockeyville competition and a bid from Haida Gwaii to claim the bragging rights for 2017.

The year started out with some positive investment news for the community as AltaGas announced that it was going ahead with its proposed Propane shipment terminal at Ridley Island.

Two items from City Hall caught the attention of our readers this week, with a large amount of interest in our item on a civic employment opportunity and the latest item of interest related to the city owned Legacy Corporation.

And with the start of the new year came the annual release of property assessments for the province from BC Assessment, with readers giving a read to our report on this years information release.

However, the top story of the week by a large margin was all about hockey, with readers checking out the hopes of Haida Gwaii to find success in this year's Hockeyville competition.

Kraft Hockeyville campaign underway, with Haida Gwaii the first in Northwest to submit a community bid -- The annual nationwide competition between communities for bragging rights on support for the national sport and a chance to get some cash for arena renovations is underway and one of the first entrants comes from Haida Gwaii.  (posted January 4, 2017)

That article was followed by:

AltaGas gives go-ahead to near 500 million dollar Ridley project -- A positive investment decision on a significant industrial project for the North Coast, as Alberta based AltaGas gives the go ahead for their proposed propane shipment terminal at Ridley Island.  (posted January 4, 2017)

City starts off 2017 with a hiring call -- The City of Prince Rupert continues to be a popular destination for job seekers, with 2017 starting out with a new opportunity with the city's works department.  (posted January 4, 2017)

City looks to finalize Legacy Land shift this week -- Taking care of the legal requirements of public notice over the holidays, the City of Prince Rupert prepared to transfer some land to the city owned Legacy Corporation this past week.  (posted January 3, 2017)

BC Assessment notices available online; set to arrive this week by mail -- Northwest residents launched the new year, by getting their first look how BC assessment viewed their properties as the provincial agency released the annual notice of assessments.  (posted January 3, 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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