Sunday, December 27, 2020

Blog Watching: Week ending December 27, 2020

What has been described by the Prince Rupert RCMP as a suspicious death has provided for some extensive work for local members over the Holiday period, as they worked the case file from the city's east side. 

The Christmas Eve incident quickly rising to the top of our most read items for the week.

Some extreme winter weather also made for some news these last few days, with strong winds and heavy seas Wednesday making for transportation troubles and a challenging situation for the Prince Rupert Rupert based RCMP marine unit.

Land clearing and prep work got underway at the corner of 9th West and McBride as the early stages of a new facility for the Jehovah Witnesses of the North Coast began to get underway.

While COVID reports continue to be of concern in the Skeena and Bulkley Valleys and other areas of BC, for Prince Rupert, so far the challenges of COVID have not had a large presence in the community, with the latest data from the BC CDC showing how Prince Rupert continues to be a bit of a island of low results when it comes to the coronavirus.

And as the holidays moved into the Christmas week period, local residents continued to show their generosity for many local social agencies, including the work of those at the North Coast Transition Society.

However, the work of the RCMP takes our top listing this week, as the RCMP continue to investigate a fatal incident on the city's east side.

Prince Rupert RCMP investigate suspicious death on city's east side   -- Members of the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP spent much of their Christmas Eve/Christmas Day period working a suspicious death file from the Seventh Avenue East area.  (posted  December 25 , 2020)

That article was followed by:

Winds make for power bumps, travel delays and swirling whitecaps in the Harbour  -- A nasty bout of winter weather brought strong winds and heavy rain to the north Coast this week, and such was the strength of the storm that an RCMP Marine unit out of Prince Rupert required the assistance of the Canadian Coast Guard at the height of the storm.  (posted December 23 , 2020)

Work commences  on new location for Jehovah Witnesses Kingdom Hall -- Land prep was underway on the parcel of city land now in the hands of the Jehovah's Witnesses as the process of building their new facility got underway this past week.   (posted December 23,  2020)

An increase of One COVID report for Prince Rupert, as largest spike for December 13-18 found in Smithers areas -- The weekly release of Local Health data from the BC CDC once again provided for some good news for the North Coast when it comes to COVID outbreaks, with only one case to report,    (posted December 24 , 2020)

Prince Rupert's holiday spirit shines through for North Coast Transition Society  -- Prince Rupert residents have once again come to assistance of the local social service agency that works towards helping the homeless in the community.     (posted December 22 , 2020)

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