Sunday, December 29, 2019

Blog Watching: Week ending December 29, 2019

Seismic shifting helped to make for some of the news flow for the Christmas holidays as we took note of a string of strong earthquakes to strike an area off the northern tip of Vancouver Island this week.

On the theme of tracking, our annual accounts of the travels of Mr. Claus also found a large audience through Christmas Eve.

A Facebook post on Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach's Social media portal generated some significant debate which we took note of earlier in the week, followed up by an item on the response from the RCMP to some of the themes of a Guardian newspaper article, which Mr. Bachrach made note of.

The official handover date for Ridley Terminals took place this past week, with the new global investors along with the governments of Metlakatla and Lax Kw'alaams introduced their plans for the shipping terminal.

The Christmas gift giving season in Prince Rupert found one gift in strong demand, with a number of homes in the region taking to Rupertopoly over the holiday, a local fascination that got us to looking at what might be the next concept to catch the interest of residents.

However, the most read story of the week put the focus of some strong earthquake activity through the Christmas period just off the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

Fourth significant quake recorded in Queen Charlotte Sound area today --  A string of strong earthquakes rumbled between the fault lines off the Northern tip of Port Hardy over the Christmas period, our original story of Monday was followed by a few others as the reports came in.  The full archive of the week of seismic shifts can be viewed here. (posted  December 23, 2019)

That article was followed by:

Santa has taken to lift off as annual gift giving travels get underway --  Our annual tracking of the travels of Santa once again proved to be a popular item for the holiday week.  (posted  December 24, 2019)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP's Facebook post brings heated responses to the Social Media debate chamber  -- An article in the Guardian newspaper which made for the basis of a call by MP Taylor Bachrach for a civilian review of RCMP activities at a Wet'suwet'en blockade in January generated a stream of opinion on his Facebook page. On Christmas Eve, the RCMP provided their response to the Guardian article, you can review their notes here.       (posted December 23, 2019)

New ownership takes over at Ridley Terminals, introduces debut of refreshed website  --   December 19th was the official turnover date for Ridley Terminals Incorporated, with the new owners, which include a 10 percent share for Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla offering up a few words to mark the changeover in ownership.  (posted December 27 , 2019)

With Rupertopoly a big hit this season. What could be next for Prince Rupert Board game themes -- It appears that Wal Mart had a Christmas hit with the arrival of Rupertopoly as more than a few of the Prince Rupert themed games found their way to a Christmas tree this year. The success of the concept got us to thinking out loud about what could be the next concept to catch on in the region  (posted  December 23, 2019)

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