Sunday, November 24, 2019
Blog Watching: Week ending November 24, 2019
Lax Kw'alaams also captured a fair bit of attention this week, as the community cast their ballots in their Band Council elections, returning Mayor Garry Reece to office after a four year hiatus.
The community also released their latest update on projects underway or in the works, with a large number of readers exploring our notes on those themes.
The challenges of social services in Prince Rupert appears to have been a theme for a visit from NDP Cabinet Minister Judy Darcy, who was the guest of North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice for a day of discussion with local stakeholders.
However, the most read story of the week, returns us once again to the Sixth Avenue West detachment of the RCMP and a look at the Maclean's listings for Canada's most Dangerous cities and where Prince Rupert has been pegged.
Prince Rupert, Terrace listed among top 15 cities marked as Canada's Most Dangerous Places for 2020 -- The annual rankings of the nation's most dangerous cities found both Northwest communities scoring high in a number of categories, something which should give Prince Rupert City Council some themes for discussion should they ever bring in detachment officials for a public chat at Council. (posted November 20, 2019)
That article was followed by:
Election Day for Lax Kw'alaams -- This week brought voters to the polls at Lax Kw'alaams and Prince Rupert as the First Nation community turned to former Mayor Garry Reece to guide the community for the next four years. (posted November 19, 2019)
Prince Rupert remains partial focus for latest report in nationwide tainted water series -- The North Coast gained a bit more exposure through the ongoing review of the nation's water supply, with the latest story on the theme looking at both how Prince Rupert and Metlakatla approach water issues (posted November 18, 2019)
Lax Kw'alaams Council update notes advances in transportation, housing and infrastructure planning -- Prior to heading off to votes, residents of Lax Kw'alaams had a chance to review the latest Community update which was released by Council in the lead up to Tuesday's vote. (posted November 18, 2019)
B.C. cabinet Minister Judy Darcy gets first hand look at some of Prince Rupert's social issues -- It was a fairly off the radar visit for cabinet Minister Judy Darcy, with few notes on it from MLA Jennifer Rice who hosted the Minister in recent days. Ms. Darcy was in town to speak with stakeholders delivering a range of social and health services in the community. (posted November 18, 2019)
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