Sunday, May 26, 2019

Blog Watching: Week ending May 26, 2019

The latest notes related to the ongoing, at time rhetorically charged dispute between Prince Rupert and Port Edward over the bounty of revenues from the Ridley Island Tax Agreement topped our weekly review, with the topic having now been brought to the Provincial government level.

Though as North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice indicated this week, the call from Prince Rupert for the District of Port Edward to be de-incorporated is unlikely to be acted on by Victoria.

Other items of note this week included the opening for the AltaGas Terminal at Ridley Island, which saw its first shipment of LPG make its way to Asian markets.

Word quickly spread this week about the passing of a familiar name in the fishing industry, as the City of Prince Rupert lowered the flag at City Hall in memory of Paddy Greene who in addition to decades in the fishery, also served two terms of office as a city councillor.

Prince Rupert's Middle School Band has been on the road for much of the last week, with Musical Director Kristy Tillman taking the PRMS group on a tour of the Edmonton area.

And the Alaska Marine Highway Terminal in Prince Rupert once again has been a news highlight, this time around as those US Customs And Border Service calls for armed back up for their work in Prince Rupert, calling for the service to be terminated to the city if their call is not heeded.

However the top story of the week returns us to the long running dispute between Prince Rupert and Port Edward, as the City of Prince Rupert ramps up their pressure to try and get a rewrite on the agreement with the District.

City of Prince Rupert call for de-incorporation of Port Edward not gaining much traction with the province -- North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice made some of her first public comments on the ongoing dispute over Ridley Island Tax Sharing between Prince Rupert and Port Edward, noting that a call for the de-incorporation of the District of Port Ed probably is not going to be acted on by the province (posted May 24 , 2019)

That article was followed by:

"On time, On Budget"  ... AltaGas hails terminal completion as first shipment of Liquid Propane Gas set to depart Ridley Island tomorrow -- The latest industrial footprint on the Prince Rupert waterfront opened for business this week, as AltaGas began shipping LPG to Asian markets.      (posted May 20, 2019)

City lowers flag, pays tribute at passing of former Councillor Paddy Greene -- With the passing of Paddy Green this week, the City of Prince Rupert paid its respects with a flag lowering for the Long time fixture on the Prince Rupert waterfront and two term council member of the nineties.   (posted  May 21  , 2019)

PRMS Band mix music and the sights on Edmonton tour  --  PRMS Music Director and her travelling band of Middle School musicians have been exploring all that the Alberta capital has to offer, including some stops at the highly regarded music program at Grant McEwan University    (posted  May  22, 2019)

Security concerns the latest item of note for the fate of Alaska Ferry Terminal in Prince Rupert  -- The US Border and Protection Service has served notice on the Alaska Marine Highway System that unless they have armed backup at the Prince Rupert Terminal they will be calling for the end of service to the northern terminus of the Ferry service.    (posted May 20, 2019)

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