|YEAR IN REVIEW 2020|
For our Blog watching feature for year's end we once again offer up a trio of headings to provide for a glimpse of some of the news highlights of the year soon to end.
Category number one will be the Overall Top story, as determined by the amount views the article received over the course of the last 365 days.
Category Two will feature those stories of note from Prince Rupert City Hall.
Our third category explores some of the key topics of the year from the Business or Industrial footprint in the community.
All of our results have been determined by the viewer count for the stories through the year.
At the bottom of each section you will also find links to additional blog resources to review themes in more detail, listed by the month.
Our Lists of the year, unfold as follows:
Overall top stories
2020 was a year which was obviously dominated by COVID-19 its arrival in late February serving to change very much of our lives for the rest of the year.
Our look at how the months unfolded can be reviewed below:
Most Read -- All Inclusive
Mayor Brain in Prince George for Resource forum and conversation with provincial officials
MLA Rice finds a fence to straddle
Weekly paper feels the heat from its Sunday Waterfront fire coverage
Three robberies in four days have Prince Rupert RCMP seeking suspects
Port Edward wolf attack brings strong Conservation Officer presence
Prince Rupert RCMP seek public assistance in search for Wanted Person
Want to work on your Sm'algyax .. there'a an app for that!
Nisga'a members offered opportunity to access water station supply from Nisga'a Hall during City of Prince Rupert Water Advisory
Prince Rupert RCMP at Moresby Park on Found Remains Case File
SD52 advises of confirmed case of COVID-19 at Prince Rupert elementary school
Lax Kw'alaams announces site for 60 unit apartment development in Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert RCMP investigate suspicious death on City's east side
See our right hand column feature North Coast Review Backgrounders for links to archives of the year on a range of topics of note for the region.
Also as part of our right hand column options we have a North Coast Review Extra Edition feature which offers more in depth reviews of some of the larger issues of the Northwest this year.
Tracking the year in politics is fairly easy as well from our right hand column listings as well, just check out our archives for both the House of Commons and the Legislature for items of note from the North Coast and Northwest in 2020.
Those who have deeper interest in the federal and provincial scene will find our companion blog D'Arcy McGee of interest, where we have archived notes from both Ottawa and Victoria.
COVID had a very strong impact on municipal government in 2020, starting with the City's original plans for extensive local COVID related measures being overruled by the province; an order from Victoria which seemed to set a tone for the municipal government for the first two months of the virus arrival.
What municipal themes caught the interest of the readers through the year looked as follows:
Most Read -- Municipal Government
Surprise leasing plan announcement leaves a few questions seeking answers
Airport Manager, Board actively seeking expanded airline service for Prince Rupert: Mayor Brain
Prince Rupert Mayor takes issue with Provincial order to suspend Local State of Emergency
With potential return to some form of public City Council sessions on the horizon; it's time for something more than governance by Facebook
Kootenay Avenue site proposed for new 55 unit family residential development
City Manager Robert Long is 're-substituting' on planning duties for retire Zeno Krekic
City of Prince Rupert pays tribute to community excellence with announcement of Civic Recognition Award recipients
It's back to the High Boil for some Prince Rupert residents as City issues Water Advisory
City set to close another land deal, with plans of disposition of land located adjacent the Civic Centre
City of Prince Rupert/Northern Health issue Water Advisory, with a recommendation to BOIL WATER for a number of residents
Concerns over out of sight marijuana grows making for community discussion themes
City Council's version of a Port Bypass road still on the drawing board
Our archive of the year on the Municipal scene includes the following elements:
Council Discussion Topics
Port development once again dominated much of the year's industrial review, with the container terminal and expansion plans and the impact they will have on the region making for much of the year's narrative.
Among some of the other port related items that grabbed attention on the year, the progress for the Pembina LPG Terminal at Watson Island, the introduction of plans for another terminal on Ridley Island for the Dutch shipping giant VOPAK, the near completion of the Fairview-Ridley dedicated access route and the ports own development plans for Ridley Island all made for much followed items of note for the year.
Most Read -- Business/Industry
Latest LNG development plans would put floating LNG shipment terminal in Alaskan waters north of Prince Rupert
Local paper faces short bench with more departures from Fraser Street publication
Prince Rupert Port Authority outlines measures in response to COVID-19
Port of Prince Rupert seeks input on Export Logistics Platform for Ridley Island
Chamber of Commerce Board notes need for patience as Prince Rupert businesses make for relaunch
Port of Prince Rupert anticipates decision on VOPAK terminal by 2021
DP World's Phase 2B expansion plans for Fairview Terminal gain regulatory approval
Owing to COVID-19 situation Pembina's Watson Island Terminal now looking at 2021 opening, with project over budget
Chamber sings praises of Janet Song as new Interim Executive Director
District of Port Edward takes first steps towards proposed Small Scale LNG facility in community
Port Edward LNG launches website to inform area residents of Small Scale Terminal plans
Another blow for the Prince Rupert Commercial Sector, as MacCarthy GM retrenches operations to Terrace
For more background on the region's industrial and commercial sector see the following:
To all our readers, we hope you have a very happy and enjoyable New Year's Eve as we all provide our own farewell to an unforgettable twelve months of 2020.
Our archive of weekly Blog Watching for the year now ending can be found here.