Sunday, April 26, 2020

Blog Watching: Week ending April 26, 2020

Civic politics claimed a few of our top five spots for this weeks review, with a look at a return to public City Council sessions in Prince Rupert after over a month's absence; while Terrace Council hosted a special session this past week to attend to some budget themes in that community.

The Prince Rupert Northern View, like many other newspapers in Canada has seen a significant drop in ad revenues, and this week issued a public call financial help from North Coast residents.

Air travel in Prince Rupert is currently limited to the city's east side Seaplane base, but for those travelling from there, or through the Terrace airport and its scheduled air services a new federal measure will require you to wear a mask at the terminal and on the flight.

Also finding a good audience this week, were a few themes from the local medical community in the region, with Northern Health reminding residents that Doctors are still available for patients needs, with precautions in place. At the same time, Prince Rupert's four clinics took out an ad in the local paper advising local patients that they are open and ready to provide their services.

But when it came to the most read item of the last week, our Friday look at municipal politics in Prince Rupert was by far the one that generated the most interest.

With a potential return to some form of public City Council sessions on the horizon; it's time for something more than governance by Facebook -- As Prince Rupert City Council prepares for a return to meetings in some form of a public setting on Monday, we examined how City Councillors have become background elements towards civic governance  (posted  April 24, 2020)

That article was followed by:

Northern View launches pledge drive during challenging financial times for news industry -- The local newspaper in Prince Rupert takes up what has become a national drive to address evaporating ad revenues by seeking direct funding from the public. The Black Press publication in Terrace used the same article to issue a similar call for help in that community.    (posted  April 22, 2020)

While Prince Rupert City Council remains in hibernation; Terrace residents to get Budget update this week  -- With the British Columbia economy getting sideswiped by the the impact of the COVID medical emergency, most municipal governments have had to revisit their budget planning for 2020 and beyond.    (posted April  212020  )

Masks On! A new regulation comes into effect for air travel in Canada, including seaplane service out of Seal Cove -- The Federal government issues a new regulation for travellers with those travelling by air required to wear a mask during their travels.   (posted April1 20, 2020)

Feeling ill? Go see your doctor! But take precautions -- A disturbing trend of patients holding back from having some of their medical needs attended to has raised alarms with the province's medical practitioners. Those doctors in Prince Rupert shared their concerns and reminded local residents by way of an advertisement in the local paper.  (posted April 22, 2020 )

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