Sunday, October 22, 2017

Blog Watching: Week ending October 21, 2017

An investigation into a homicide on the city's west side and some notes out of the Monday Prince Rupert City Council session, dominated much of the views for the week.

The release of information from the RCMP related to a stabbing of two seniors, which resulted in the death of one, was by far the most read item of the week.

From City Council, housing and concerns over the homeless provided for many of the themes from the Monday session, while the latest job opportunity with the City and a look at a proposed triplex development in the downtown area also attracted a strong audience.

A community project courtesy of Northern Savings also was of much interest to readers, as the Northern Savings community viewing stations for Terrace, Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert made for a popular item on the week.

The top story of the last seven days however keeps the focus on crime, with the stabbings of 9th Avenue West making for the most viewed item of the week.

RCMP investigation underway into west side stabbing fatality -- Our notes related to an incident of violence early Wednesday morning on the city's west side was by far the most read article of the week. The item relayed the update into the investigation by the RCMP into a stabbing which left one Senior Citizen dead and another badly injured. As the week moved forward, it was announced that the male teenager in custody would be facing charges of second degree murder and attempted murder   (posted October 18, 2017)

That article was followed by:

Councillor Thorkelson seeks solutions for homeless residents as wetter, colder weather approaches --  Themes related to this weeks Prince Rupert Council session found a large audience this week, with our notes on affordable housing of particular interest to residents. (posted October 19, 2017)

City seeks to fill staff opening in IT department --   There was quite a bit of interest this week on our look at the latest job opportunity posted by City Hall (posted October 18, 2017)

Northern Savings keeps the watch at Mariner's Park --  The Prince Rupert based financial institution Northern Savings delivered on a Canada 150 project across the northwest and Haida Gwaii, installing Binocular Viewing stations in a number of communities.. (posted October 17, 2017)

Council to get first glimpse of proposed triplex for 1st Avenue West -- Readers showed some significant interest in our preview Monday's Council session and a look at proposed triplex for the 1st Avenue West area in the downtown core.  (posted October 16, 2017)

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