Sunday, March 25, 2018

Blog Watching: Week ending March 25, 2018

Minor Hockey success in  Kitimat was the leading story for much of the week, with our accounts of the four days of tournament play for the Prince Rupert Bantam Seawolves made for our most read item of the last seven days.

Such was the interest in the efforts of the Prince Rupert Minor hockey squad, that all of our notes on tournament play proved to be popular with readers this week

 LNG notes also dominated some of the  news flow this week, with two stories with LNG ties attracting strong interest,  the first our look at the journey to Ottawa by a number of Northern Mayors seeking to move the LNG file ahead with the Federal government.

The second LNG item, that of the NDP government's introduction of a new framework for LNG development in the province.

Our notes on the release of BC Businesses 30 under 30 list for 2018 found wide attention as well, with many readers exploring the review of Prince Rupert's Blair Mirau to the financial list for the year, the City Council member and CEO of  Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society was placed on the list through his work on economic projects with the Society.

And the final item of top five most read for the week puts the focus on Friday's gardening work at the Federal Building on Second Avenue West, with the chopping down of the stand of Cherry Blossom Trees on site making for a controversial topic for many city residents.

Sad news from City Hall quickly spread through the weekend, with the announcement of the passing of City Council member Nelson Kinney, the life of the popular former hair salon owner and community advocate was quickly celebrated through Social media through much of Saturday and into Sunday.

The top story of the week however, takes us to the rink and the strong play and tournament success of the Prince Rupert Bantam Seawolves.

SeaWolves claim Tier 4 Provincial Bantam championship in Kitimat -- Prince Rupert Minor Hockey has another banner to raise to the rafters, that after the Prince Rupert Bantam Seawolves ran a perfect 5-0 record to claim the Provincial championship in tournament action in Kitimat.  You can review the four days of tournament play here.(posted March 21 , 2018)

That article was followed by:

Northern Mayor's delegation in Ottawa to stress importance of LNG to region -- Northern Mayors from communities in the Northwest and Northeast spent part of this past week in Ottawa, seeking to reinforce the importance of their LNG ambitions for the region .  (posted March 21, 2018)

NDP LNG modifications stoke ambitions for Kitimat LNG projects -- While the Northern mayors were in Ottawa, Premier John Horgan was helping shape some new LNG policies out of Victoria introducing a new framework for potential development of the industry.  (posted March 23, 2018)

Blair Mirau claims spot in BC Business 30 under 30 listings -- Blair Mirau, the CEO of the Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society, as well as a Prince Rupert City Council member has been saluted for his work in economic development by the British Columbia Financial magazine BC Business  (posted March 19 , 2018)

DFO's Chopped Cherry Blossom Trees catch attention in Prince Rupert -- Some unexpected landscaping at the Federal Building on Second Avenue West became on the most discussed events since CN Rail put the fences up on the waterfront, as the extreme pruning of a stand of Cherry Blossom trees on the property became a hot topic on social media.   (posted March 23, 2018 )

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