Sunday, December 24, 2017

Blog Watching: Week ending December 24, 2017

Industrial themes dominated our review on the week, with four of our five most read items of the last seven days related to some of the industrial terminals in the community.

The most read of the list of five was our review of some of MP Nathan Cullen's comments related to rail safety, with the MP noting that with two LPG Terminals set to be built in Prince Rupert, the need for better training and rail safety measures across Northern BC will be an important topic for the months to come.

The progress for construction of one of those terminals also generated a strong number of viewers as readers explored our notes on the status of the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal.

BC Business magazine took note of all the industrial development notes in the Northwest this year and moved Prince Rupert into the Top Five spots of their Best places for work edition.

Our look at the second chemical related incident at Fairview Terminal in the last three months also proved to be a popular story this week, with a large volume of readers reviewing the background to Thursday's incident which sent two workers to hospital and resulted in a short shut down of the facility.

And news from City Council also caught the eye of our readers, with a good number exploring our notes on Council's plans to reduce their public council meeting schedule for 2018, a move which will completely eliminate any public sessions for September and October.

The top story of the last seven days however comes from the comments on rail safety issues across Northern BC from MP Nathan Cullen:

With two LPG terminals planned for Prince Rupert, rail safety is on the mind of MP Nathan Cullen -- With a recent rail derailment near Smithers fresh in the news cycle, Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen speaks to the issue of increased training and rail safety along  the CN corridor through the North.    (posted December 20, 2017)

That article was followed by:

AltaGas Terminal project to reach construction milestone this month  -- Our look at the progress of the Ridley Island Propane Export Facility proved to be a popular item this past week. (posted December 21, 2017)

City Council to reduce number of public sessions for 2018 -- As they head into the Christmas and New Years period, City Council quietly has redrawn their work load for 2018 reducing the amount of public sessions they will have to hold, with no Council sessions scheduled for the months of September or October.  (posted December 18, 2017)

BC Business places two Northwest communities into Top Five of Best communities for work survey --  A survey from the Vancouver based BC Business magazine places Prince Rupert and Terrace in the top five place of the Best communities for work in the province. (posted December 19, 2017)

Mid-morning industrial incident sends employees to hospital; brings Fairview Terminal to a stand-still  -- An industrial incident at Fairview Terminal made for much discussion this week, as DP World addressed the second industrial chemical spill to take place at Fairview since September, the Thursday incident sent two workers to hospital and resulted in the evacuation of the work site, as well as a shut down for operations until Friday. (posted December 21, 2017)

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