Sunday, July 29, 2018

Blog Watching: Week ending July 29, 2018

The prospect of progress for the Pembina LPG terminal on Watson Island grabbed a good share of the attention this week, rising to the top of our list of five items of the last week.

The Pembina story got a boost following an announcement from the City of Prince Rupert of a "triggered milestone" this week for the project, a benchmark that will see the LPG Terminal developed at the industrial site that the city has turned into a Trade and Logistics park.

A pair of other City Council issues also received a significant amount of attention this week, with readers exploring more on a decision to reject a request for Permissive Property Tax Exemptions from two Prince Rupert organizations.

Readers also reviewed our notes on a question raised by a member of the public in the Committee of the Whole session, with an inquiry on the status of any Civic information related to the ammonia exposure incident at the Civic Centre of earlier this month.

The sad news of the passing of a young Prince Rupert woman attending an event on Texada Island also resonated with readers, as the community shared a number of thoughts on her passing through social media and a Go Fund Me Page created in her memory.

And the Commercial fleet finally got a chance to set some nets near the Skeena, as DFO opened the North Coast Commercial fishery for a sixteen hour opening on Tuesday, a burst of activity that kept local processing plants busy through the week.

However, the story which dominated our list of five on the week comes from Watson Island  and the latest update on plans by Pembina Pipelines for the development of their LPG shipment terminal.

City of Prince Rupert anticipates estimated income of more than 75 Million in revenues, after Pembina 'triggers milestone' from agreement  --  The City of Prince Rupert hailed another step towards the development of an LPG Export terminal at Watson Island, sharing some background on the latest update on the proposed development from Pembina pipelines.   (posted July 23, 2018)

That article was followed by:

Prince Rupert resident passes away after weekend accident on Texada Island --  Friends of a young Prince Rupert woman who died in an accident on Texada Island over last weekend have shared thoughts through Social Media and a Go Fund Me page that was created in her memory. (posted July 23, 2018 )

Sockeye opening makes for busy waterfront Wednesday  --  The North Coast commercial fleet took to the waters around the Skeena this week, taking advantage of a sixteen hour opening announced by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans  (posted July 25, 2018)

Council rejects two requests for Permissive Property Tax Exemptions  --  Council members dashed the hopes for a positive response for a property tax exemption for the Prince Rupert Friendship House and Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society, as Council members voted to reject their request to include a pair  of properties on the city's list of Permissive Property Tax Exemptions List.    (posted July 26, 2018)

Council hears questions from resident related to recent Civic Centre ammonia leak incident -- Prince Rupert City Council's Committee of the Whole process, provided an opportunity for a Prince Rupert resident to inquire about the status of any reports when it comes to the July 4th industrial ammonia exposure incident at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. (posted July 25, 2018)

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