COVID dominated all conversations this week as Prince Rupert came to terms with dual reports of the virus from both School District 52 and Acropolis Manor.
The week of concern and quest for more information began with word from SD52 on Monday of a number of positive results at three locals schools; while Northern Health made first note of the Acropolis outbreak on Tuesday, with the numbers of those who had contracted the virus rising significantly by Friday afternoon.
The focus on COVID also was found north of the City as members of the Lax Kw'alaams Band found new measures in place to close the community off from its neighbours this week.
The first week without air service also made for a popular topic over the last seven days, as did our notes on reports that Skeena MLA Ellis Ross may be considering a run for the BC Liberal leadership.
However, the week was all about COVID and the initial report from Monday claims the top spot on the blog listings for the week.
Northern Health advises SD52 of potential COVID-19 Exposure at Lax Keen School -- The first report of a positive result for an adult member of the community began what would be week of additional reports of potential exposures at a number of the city's schools. You can review the week's accounts from our Prince Rupert Education archive. (posted January 18, 2021)
That article was followed by:
Lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Acropolis Manor bring enhanced precautions from Northern Health -- The other COVID related shoe to drop came on Tuesday, that as Northern Health provided the first word on what has become a significant outbreak of COVID at the long term care facility in Prince Rupert. You can follow the subsequent notes on the week from our Prince Rupert focused Northern Health archive page here. (posted January 19 , 2021)
Last flight out as of Sunday ... takes Prince Rupert off the Air Traveller Destination Board -- This past week marked the second time in less than a year that Air Canada has suspended its air service between Prince Rupert and Vancouver. (posted January 18, 2021)
With COVID reports from Prince Rupert, Lax Kw'alaams goes back into Lockdown -- Members of the Lax Kw'alaams Band were facing some expanded local emergency measures this week as the community north of Prince Rupert closed off access in response to the COVID reports from the city. (posted January 18, 2021)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross repeatedly considering run for BC Liberal leadership -- Readers around the Northwest explored our notes on a report out of Victoria that Skeena MLA Ellis Ross is giving some thought towards seeking the vacant leadership of the BC Liberal party. (posted January 22 , 2021)
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