Sunday, December 30, 2018

Blog Watching: Week ending December 30, 2018

Just Keep On Boiling, that was the word from the City of Prince Rupert as the week came to an end, sending residents into their third week of boiling water for drinking and household use.

Such was the interest in the status of the city's troubles with its water supply that two of our stories in a short week found large audiences, indicating the impact that the city's notice has had on the community.

The latest honour for Gloria Macarenko, the former Prince Rupert resident and CBC broadcaster captured some attention from the folks back home, as Ms. Macarenko was named to the Order of Canada list, with Governor General Julie Payette releasing the list of 103 names for this years honours.

Santa's journey of Christmas Eve attracted a larger audience, with interest picking up the pace as the man, his sleigh and reindeer got closer and closer to the North Coast.

CityWest the Prince Rupert based communication company in the Northwest celebrated the season with their Twelve Days of Christmas, our notes on the Grand Prize award to a Prince Rupert resident found a good audience this week.

And the list of five comes to an end with a look ahead to New Year's Eve, as the Prince Rupert Curling Club prepares to celebrate the last night of 2018 with a fundraising celebration at the Seal Cove Club.

However the top story of the week once again put the focus on the city's ongoing woes with its supply of drinking water.

Mayor Brain wades into Boil Water Discussion on Social Media over the weekend --  The week started with a look back at some comments from Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain who weighed in on the water situation through one of the region's social media forums. As Friday afternoon arrived, the city delivered an update to indicate that the water situation remained as it has for the last two weeks,  extending what originally had been described as a one week boil order into a third week and perhaps further on into the New Year. (posted December  24, 2018)

That article was followed by:

Prince Rupert's Gloria Macarenko appointed to Order of Canada -- The annual listing of the Order of Canada recipients had a North Coast entry for the end of 2018, with Gloria Macarenko named to the nation's Order of Canada. (posted December  27, 2018)

Tracking underway, as Santa Claus makes his annual trip around the world and late evening rendezvous with Prince Rupert -- As we have for a number of years now, we caught up with Santa Claus as he was heading through Australian airspace, following the North Pole's travelling gift giver through the many time zones of the world.   (posted December 24, 2018)

CityWest wraps up its Twelve Days of Christmas -- The fifth year of CityWest's annual Christmas event proved to be a happy one for a Prince Rupert resident, with a Grand Prize delivery of a Smart TV and Soundbar combo.  (posted December 24, 2018)

Curling Club looking for volunteers for New Years Eve Fundraiser -- There are many options for North Coast residents to choose from as they look to ring in the new year on Monday evening, one offers up a chance to lend some support for members of the Prince Rupert Curling Club. (posted December  28, 2018)

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Be sure to check back on Monday as we put the wrap on 2018 with a special edition of the Blog Tracker, looking at the biggest stories of the year on a month to month roll call, as well as the most significant stories from civic government for the year that nears its end.

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