Sunday, June 13, 2021

Blog Watching: Week ending June 13, 2021

Industrial development captured the attention of man of our readers this past week, with the newest LNG project for the Kitimat area providing some details on their plans.

COVID continues to be a topic of note for the region, with Prince Rupert  finding itself back on the Map of COVID this week, with the latest release of date from the BC CDC indicating that one new case of the coronavirus had been reported in the last week of May, first week of June.

And while the one new case does show that the virus is circulating, the province's vaccination program has delivered some excellent results. With that the BC Restart Plan will soon move into a more visible stage and one of the first signals comes on Tuesday with the reopening of movie theatres, including the Prince Rupert Cinemas.

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross had a very busy week through his Legislature duties, but it was a social media message about Canada Day that attracted a large audience.

And a number of Prince Rupert organizations made statements following the discovery of graves at the Kamloops Residential School, among them the Prince Rupert based CityWest, which has joined the chorus to calls for action from all levels of government.

However, the top item of interest for the week comes from City Hall and their look at another change in how they may approach some local area infrastructure in the future.

Cedar LNG Project to host two virtual Open Houses this week -- A new regional industrial project captured the most attention this week, with a larger readership for our notes on an Open House for Cedar LNG which was held this week.  Even before the first of the two Open Houses were on, the Haisla led project announced news of a significant investor to their plans, with Pembina Pipelines signing of for a fifty percent share of the project.     (posted June 7, 2021)

That article was followed by:

One new case of COVID recorded in Prince Rupert from weekly Local Health Data Report -- After a two week run at Zero reports of COVID, Prince Rupert was noted as one of two communities in the Northwest to record a case in the latest data count from the BC CDC.      (posted  June 7, 2021) 

Prince Rupert's Return to Big Screen viewing comes June 15th --  One of the first signs of momentum for the BC Restart Plan comes Tuesday when theatres reopen across the province, that as the province finds much success in both its vaccination program and the reduction of cases of COVID.   (posted June 9, 2021) 

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross takes on the Cancel Canada Day call --  The Skeena MLA outlined his views on a current topic of note on Social Media to cancel Canada Day as a response to the discovery of graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential school. With MLA Ellis Ross noting that Canadians could learn more of each other through Canada Day rather than just cancelling it.  (posted June 9, 2021) 

CityWest joins the many voices calling for action following Kamloops Residential School graves discovery  -- Since the announcement of the discovery of the graves of Kamloops a number of organizations have joined the call to action, with the Northwest Communication company CityWest posting its call in early June. Also speaking to the topic recently have been  the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce and SD52 posted June 9, 2021) 

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