This having been a City Council session week, a number of our notes from the Monday evening get-together had generated a significant number of views by weeks' end.
With a presentation to Council on an Urban Farm project, some discussion on land use along Park Avenue and a question on public participation at Council just a few of the stories that were culled from the Council session and the three which generated the most interest from our readers.
Also making for a much read item over the last seven days, was our look at this weeks data release from the BC CDC detailing local COVID case counts, with the Prince Rupert region still the area with the highest level of COVID cases in the Northwest.
However, it was our Monday article on the decision by CityWest officials to close the Prince Rupert offices for two weeks owing to the high level of COVID in the community which resonated most with the readers for the week.
CityWest closes Prince Rupert offices, reduces services for two week period owing to COVID -- The Northwest communication company has closed the office to the public and reduced service in Prince Rupert as a response to the current high level of case reports found in the community (posted March 22 , 2021)
That article was followed by:
Food Security the focus for Demonstration Urban Farm planning in downtown Prince Rupert -- Prince Rupert City Council has shown much enthusiasm towards a downtown demonstration project from Ecotrust Canada which will operate a Demonstration Urban Farm on land provided by the Metlakatla First Nation at the old Farwest Bus Lines lot on Second Avenue West. (posted March 24, 2021)
Any progress for proposed Micro-Hotel development for Park Avenue may all come down to timing of application -- City Councillors spent close to half an hour of Monday's council session towards what may be the process ahead for a proposal for a micro-hotel accommodation structure on Park Avenue. (posted March 26, 2021)
A positive sign from weekly COVID data, but numbers remains high for Prince Rupert at 113 for period of March 14-20 -- The BC CDC released the weekly community by community data on Wednesday and while the pace of our COVID numbers has slowed, Prince Rupert still had a high count of 113 cases for the period. The data an interesting side note to comments from Premier Horgan on Thursday as he praised the community for its efforts during the COVID vaccination clinic period of last week. (posted March 24, 2021)
Councillor Cunningham seeks guidance on city administration's policy on council presentations -- With a group of residents seemingly left on the sidelines for Monday's City Council session, Councillor Barry Cunningham sought some clarification on the city's policy towards public presentations. You can review all of our notes from the Monday Council Session here. (posted March 24, 2021)
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