Sunday, November 22, 2020

Blog Watching: Week ending November 22, 2020

COVID and the ongoing provincial response to the coronavirus dominated the flow of news this week, that from expanded measures announced by Dr. Bonnie Henry, which included the introduction of a mask requirement in all public venues.

Among some of the other themes on COVID that captured some significant attention from our work this week, our look at an alert from the BC CDC over a recent flight in the city, as well as the observations and requests of the Prince Rupert and District Teachers' Union towards COVID measures in the schools.

Some progress towards the new era of electric vehicles was seen this past week, with BC Hydro installing the first EV charging station in their network in the city.

The lingering smell of raw cannabis in both the downtown and residential areas has also captured the attention of some in the public, with concerns that there may be a growing number of unknown grow ops operating in any number of locations in the city.

And while recently announced housing plans for Lax Kw'alaams in Prince Rupert continue to generate some talk, there's a much larger plan of infrastructure and other items in mind for the community north of Prince Rupert and we took note of those as well this week.

The top item of the week however, was generated by some strong readership for our look a COVID alert from the BC CDC.

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control issues COVID alert over recent Vancouver-Prince Rupert flight -- A note for travellers on a recent flight to Prince Rupert has been issued by the British Columbia CDC, which highlighted the November 16th flight for a potential exposure.    (posted  November 19, 2020)

That article was followed by:

Concerns over out of sight marijuana grows making for community discussion themes -- It would seem that there's a bit more cannabis around Prince Rupert cannabis than what you may find at one of the local retail operations.    (posted November 20, 2020)

Work underway for Prince Rupert Electric Charging station -- The future for automotive transport may soon be on display around the city, with the first of a number of anticipated EV charging stations installed near Mariner's Park     (posted November 16, 2020)

Ambitious plans ahead for Lax Kw'alaams -- Earlier this month we made note of a new housing proposal in Prince Rupert for the Lax Kw'alaams Band and this week our notes on some of their other plans gained a large readership.   (posted November 16, 2020)

PRDTU offers up a range of questions for Thursday's Virtual COVID Town Hall with SD52/Northern Health -- The union representing Prince Rupert's teachers was on very interested participant in this week's COVID forum, providing for a number of questions on the School District and Northern Healths response this fall, you can also learn how they responded to the answers they received here.  (posted November 17, 2020)

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