Sunday, December 10, 2017

Blog Watching: Week ending December 10, 2017

A number of items from Prince Rupert City Hall dominated our
listings of the five most read items for the week, with a fair bit of news generated through a short thirty nine minute meeting.

Among some of the themes that proved popular was our look at a proposed Supportive Housing initiative that has identified an area on 11th Avenue East for a fifteen bed residence.

Some strange circumstances with the City's in house video coverage of their Monday Council session also caught the attention of our readers, as did our look at a disturbing announcement form the city of a threat made to a city staff member.

Another setback for LNG in the region was delivered this week, with word that WCC LNG the Exxon/Mobil terminal proposal for Tuck Inlet will be looking at a more measured pace for any development into the future, as well as December got underway the energy giant announced that they will be closing the WCC LNG offices in Prince Rupert this month.

And the start of the High School basketball season has Rainmaker fans ready for some high tempo ball, with a pair of our notes on the Senior Boys trip to North Vancouver finding large audiences.

The top story of the last seven days however examines some plans out of City Hall to send a supportive housing proposal for the east side on to a public consultation process:

Supportive Housing Application for 11th Avenue East property up for review at tonight's Council Session -- Our preview of one of the agenda items for last weeks City Council session proved to be the most popular by far, as readers explored some of the background to a proposed supportive housing residence on the city's east side. Our follow up  tem of later in the week outlining the path ahead for the proposal also found a large audience.    (posted December 4, 2017)

That article was followed by:

Prince Rupert Council Transmission scrambles to Kitimat coverage Monday night -- Those following the events of Monday's City Council session through the City of Prince Rupert website were provide with a surprise Monday, as the feed for Prince Rupert disappeared twenty minutes in, to be replaced by the Kitimat Council feed. As we noted later in the week, it was but one, of a couple of strange circumstances related to council coverage this week. (posted December 5, 2017)

Not quite gone ... but stepping back a bit! WCC LNG puts pause on Tuck Inlet ambitions -- Prospects for development of any LNG Terminal facilities in the community seem to be fading fairly fast now, with the Exxon/Mobil project for Tuck Inlet scaling back both its footprint in Prince Rupert and its immediate plans for the WCC LNG project.     (posted December 4, 2017)

Senior Boys Rainmakers are North Vancouver bound for No Regrets Basketball Tournament -- Mel and Ryan Bishop's Charles Hays Senior Boys Rainmakers were due south this week, taking part in the high profile North Vancouver "No Regrets" Tournament. In addition to our tourney preview page, readers also found some strong interest in our follow up results update page later in the week. (posted December 5, 2017)

With a threat uttered to staff, the City of Prince Rupert changes policies related to access to City Hall and municipal officials -- The details related to an incident at Prince Rupert City Hall still remain rather guarded from Municipal officials. However the result of a threat to a city staffer has seen the City put in place some changes to access at the Third Avenue West municipal building and some members from senior administration. For more items related to the week at City Hall see our Council Discussion page here.
  (posted December 6, 2017)

You can find our weekly Blog watching feature posted every Sunday morning by 9AM, making for a handy way to catch up to the week that was, at a leisurely weekend pace.

You can also review the full listings of the week just past from our Blog Archive index page found on the right hand side of the page.

For those looking for updates to items as they are posted to the blog, don't forget about our email alert access.

A daily review of the latest items on the blog can be delivered to your email in box, simply by entering your email address into the information bar, items posted to the blog will be delivered to your e-mail account each day.

You can find the link to that feature on the upper, right hand side of the blog. It can be found underneath the Follow the North Coast Review by Email indicator.

Our archive of weekly Blog Watching can be found here.

No comments:

Post a Comment