Sunday, December 23, 2018

Blog Watching: Week ending December 23, 2018

As Friday arrived, Prince Rupert residents were moving into their second week of a Boil Water Notice, with the city announcing the continuation of the notice on Wednesday.

The City's update to their original notice advising that the order would remain in effect until they received three consecutive clear tests, making the situation the most discussed note of the week, with a number of our follow up items through the week finding strong audience numbers.

The Boil Water themes competed with the other major story of the week for the region, the announcement from the American energy giant Exxon that they would not be pursuing their plans for an LNG Terminal in Prince Rupert any further, bringing an end to their environmental process for the proposed Tuck inlet project.

LNG was also in the news following a Prince Rupert event hosted by the First Nations LNG Alliance which provided some details on their work towards resource development at a gathering in the Crest Hotel on Tuesday night.

Notes from the Port of Prince Rupert also carved out some space in the news flow this week, with November statistics showing strong performances at a number of port facilities, while the success of the Fairview Container Terminal was hailed among DP World's partner agencies, that as the Container port celebrated its 1 millionth container movement for the year.

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

City updates its notes on the Boil Water Advisory, which will continue for another week at minimum -  Prince Rupert headed into the second week of its Boil Water Advisory after an update from the City at midweek, which indicated that the city would be waiting for three consecutive all clear reviews from testing before they would be lifting the Boil Water order.   You can follow up on all of the past notes related to the situation from our Boil Water archive page . (posted December  19, 2018)

That article was followed by:

Exxon-Mobil-Imperial  bow out of environmental process for WCC LNG terminal proposal at Tuck Inlet  -- The last of the five major LNG terminal proposals for the Prince Rupert area was taken off to the development list this week, with the American based oil giant deciding not to continue on with its plans for a Terminal at Tuck Inlet north of Prince Rupert.  (posted December  19, 2018)

First Nations LNG Alliance meets in Prince Rupert in support of resource development -- While the LNG picture appears to be stalled, in not fading from view in Prince Rupert, plans are ramping up in the Kitimat area. With that project now approved for development an Alliance of First Nations across the region have banded together and were in Prince Rupert this week to outline further details towards their support for more development in the region.   (posted December 19, 2018)

November stats show strong results for many of Prince Rupert's shipment terminals  -- The monthly review of shipments passing through various terminals of the Port of Prince Rupert provided for strong numbers for a number of port related shipment locations.   .  (posted December 18, 2018)

One million mark and counting for DP World's Fairview Terminal --  Building on the strong numbers of November, the DP World Container Terminal at Fairview reached a milestone moment this moth, recording its 1 millionth shipment of the year this week.  (posted December  18, 2018)

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