As the day's work played out the Mounties eventually had two in custody, with the events of the afternoon becoming our most read account of the week.
LNG is back in the spotlight in the Northwest and the focus is on Kitimat where the forward momentum of the LNG Canada project is bringing some significant federal infrastructure funding to that community.
Political notes also caught the attention of our readers on two other occasions, with our notes on the rising profile for Claire Rattée, the Conservative candidate who was one of the feature notes in a National Post piece this week.
On the provincial side of the political spectrum, North Coast MLA shared some well received personal news this week, announcing she and partner Andrea will be parents before the end of the year.
And our list of five wraps up with a preview of Monday's Canada Day celebrations, a birthday party that will also pay tribute to two local residents with the presentation of two civic awards at the event.
However, the top item of the week takes us to the Crime beat and Wednesday's events downtown:
Large police response to afternoon downtown altercation has Mounties seeking second suspect -- A brazen downtown incident brought much of the city's RCMP detachment into the downtown core on Wednesday afternoon, as members responded to a fight with a reported weapon near the vicinity of Coast Mountain College. (posted June 26, 2019)
That article was followed by:
Federal Government invests in LNG Canada turbines and Kitimat infrastructure -- With Kitimat the new centre of attention for the regional LNG industry, the federal government is investing some significant money in the community and the terminal project (posted June 24, 2019)
Conservative candidate Claire Rattée gets some national ink -- The Federal election is still a number of months away, but when it comes to the national spotlight, Claire Rattée the Skeena-Bukley Valley candidate for the Conservatives is creating a fair bit of buzz on the national scene with spotlight appearance in a recent National Post article. (posted June 28, 2019)
Great Expectations! MLA Jennifer Rice shares special family news with constituents through Social Media -- Residents of the North Coast are quite used to MLA Rice relaying some glad tidings on behalf of the John Horgan cabinet, but this week an announcement from the MLA focused on some personal news with a new addition on the way for the NDP ranks of the region. (posted June 24 , 2019)
City to honour two residents as part of Canada Day 2019 -- Canada's 152nd birthday celebration at Mariner's Park will take on just a bit more significance for two Prince Rupert residents, as Phuong Nguyen and Ian Lihou will receive civic awards at this years birthday event which takes place from Noon to 4 PM. You can review all of the plans for Canada Day at Mariner's here. (posted June 24 , 2019)
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