Sunday, June 3, 2018

Blog watching: Week ending June 3, 2018

Our look at the five most viewed items of the week explores a range of themes, with  First Nations resource development as reviewed through the CBC radio program Cross Country making for the one topic that captured the most attention over the last seven days.

As well, the return of Petronas, the introduction of a new province led Bus service along Highway 16 and a couple of Civic issues rounded out the list of five for the final week of May.

From the week just passed, readers found of interest our look at the hosting duties of Prince Rupert for the CBC Program Cross Country Check Up and its two hour window into First Nations resource development issues and challenges, with the community of Lax Kw'alaams finding a fair bit of attention during the program.

Those looking for some forward momentum for British Columbia's LNG industry were no doubt quite interested in the announcement this week that Petronas is back in the LNG terminal business, taking on a twenty five percent stake in Kitimat's LNG Canada plans.

As Greyhound prepared to make its final run across Northern BC on Thursday, the province of British Columbia rolled out its own bus transportation plan, announcing the launch of the BC North Bus, with the first trip of a one year test project set for a June 4th departure.

And the city's water system provided for some new challenges for city work crews, with work required on a segment on McBride near 7th Avenue East.

The top story of the week though comes for our look at some of the talking points of last weeks Cross Canada Check up program, with Lax Kw'alaams receiving some significant attention over course of the two hour program.

Lax Kw'alaams plans held the spotlight from national radio exposure  -- Last Sunday's Cross Country program on the CBC found Prince Rupert playing the host for the national call in current affairs show and  a number of items of note from Lax Kw'alaams Mayor John Heliin contributed to the range of  topics to be explored.   (posted May 31 , 2018)

That article was followed by:

Petronas is all in for Kitimat's LNG Canada project  --  Almost one year after deciding that Prince Rupert was no longer a good fit for their investment plans, the Malaysian energy company Petronas has shifted its focus to a a Kitimat LNG project, taking a twenty five percent share in LNG Canada  (posted May  31, 2018)

Plans in motion to re-dedicate Doug Kerr Field   -- There are still a few finishing touches to be done, but Prince Rupert City council is making plans for an official celebration for the reopening of the recently renovated ball field at the Civic Centre     (posted May 28 , 2018)

Province introduces BC North Bus; Transportation service across Highway 16 corridor to start June 4th  --  With Greyhound discontinuing its bus service in Northern BC at the end of May, the Province introduced its answer to that move, with the BC North bus set to start its service along the Highway 16 corridor on June 4th.    (posted May 29 , 2018)

City crews tackle McBride Street water main repairs, reducing traffic lanes for motorists  -- Construction season in Prince Rupert is making for work in a number of areas of the city, with a waterline issue on McBride making for a major project for the week for city crews.   (posted May 31, 2018 )

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