This was vaccination week for Prince Rupert and Port Edward and as might be expected, that community wide event dominated much of the news flow, both locally and for the province as the week moved forward.
The vaccination program made for much discussion around town, and with another week of alarming case reports released by the BC CDC the topic of COVID was not far from anyone's mind over the last seven days, with many of our stories to the theme finding some large audiences.
Also gaining much interest this week was the debate from the BC Legislature with a pair of regional MLA's making for some oratorical flourishes in the Chamber.
Rounding out the Top five was word that the next shipment terminal on the North Coast is close to operational status, with Pembina Pipelines noting of the commissioning stage now underway for their Watson Island facility.
For the most read story however, it was Prince Rupert's community effort towards COVID vaccination.
Prince Rupert's COVID vaccination clinic put the community in the spotlight and at times makes it the bullseye -- The community wide COVID vaccination clinic has attracted much attention from far beyond the Port Edward turnoff, with provincial and national media covering the event and the topic making for much discussion in social media (posted March 16 , 2021)
That article was followed by:
Skeena MLA on Trust, Accountability and Transparency of NDP government as pre budget discussion gets underway -- The BC Legislature is getting deep into the details of proposed legislation with two MLA's from the North at the centre of much of the debate. As part of that discussion Skeena MLA Ellis Ross and Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen made for extensive comments this week, with Mr. Ross' views on the theme of transparency gaining a wide audience. You can review the contributions this week from all area MLA's from our MLA's week archive page. (posted March 16, 2021)
BC CDC data holds Prince Rupert atop Northwest COVID-19 listings for fifth consecutive week, as city records 117 reported case -- Even as the community was lining up for a COVID-19 vaccination, the reason for the decision to hold one on the North Coast was delivered in stark terms. As Prince Rupert continued to show concerning numbers from the BC CDC weekly data report. (posted March 17 , 2021)
Community COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Prince Rupert to come to an end on Monday, as appointment demand decreases -- While there may have been a few glitches and long periods of waiting in the first few days of booking phone appointments, once the Prince Rupert COVID vaccination clinic got underway it more than met the challenge of a large scale community event. And such was its success, that as we pass the one week mark of the vaccination program today, the end is already in sight; with Northern Health announcing that the Prince Rupert mass vaccination clinic will come to a conclusion with the completion of the Monday schedule. (posted March 19, 2021)
First quarter start ahead for Pembina LPG terminal at Watson Island -- With construction complete, the next industrial site on the North Coast is almost ready to go into operation, that as Pembina Pipelines conducts its commissioning process towards its first shipments out of Prince Rupert. (posted March 15, 2021)
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