Sunday, September 19, 2021

Blog Watching: Week ending September 19, 2021

LNG was back in the spotlight this week, with the top of our list of the five most viewed items examining the latest items of note for the proposed small scale shipment terminal near Port Edward.

Back to school time also resonated high with our readers as our look at some concerns from the Prince Rupert District Teachers Union gained a strong readership over the last seven days.

A investment by the Lax Kw'alaams Band into a downtown building a few years ago is finally ready to begin its use, as the new Lax Kw'alaams Community Hall prepares to go into service.

CityWest continues to make some investment news of its own, with two new areas for CityWest service revealed in the last ten days.

And COVID-19 continues to be a concerning situation for many areas of the province, in the Northwest the area of focus is the Smithers and Bulkley Valley which saw case counts surge this week.

However, the top item of interest for the week brings back the talk of LNG terminals and plans moving forward in Port Edward.

District of Port Edward to review plans for Port Edward LNG facility tonight -- Port Edward District Council heard the latest notes related to plans for development of a small scale LNG terminal just off Highway 16 east of Galloway Rapids. Later in the week the Metlakatla First Nation and Port Edward LNG announced September 22nd as the date for their project information session for Metlakatla members.  (posted September 14, 2021)

That article was followed by: 

PRDTU survey notes of concerns on classroom overcapacity; union hails goals of better transparency from SD52 board -- The Prince Rupert and District Teachers Union had a full week of information sharing, releasing the results of a survey on how teachers see the classroom situation so far in the school year. Earlier in the week, the PRDTU outlined some of their outstanding concerns over staffing cuts from back in May.  (posted  September  17, 2021) 

Lax Kw'alaams set to introduce new community space in Prince Rupert -- Lax Kw'alaams members in Prince Rupert have a new investment ready to open in the city, with the Lax Kw'alaams Community gathering space on Third Avenue starting to see some use in Prince Rupert.    (posted September  13, 2021)
City West prepares for next expansion with Fraser Lake the destination -- The last week and a bit have been a period for the City of Prince Rupert owned Communication company, with CityWest making an entrance into the Nechako region with plans for operations in Fraser Lake. Last week we also noted of their recent announcement of plans for service on Haida Gwaii.  (posted September 15 , 2021)

Vaccination card debuts across BC today, while protests on a range of COVID related themes also planned  -- This past Monday was V Day for BC, with the province's vaccination car program launched, a topic of conversation later that day for Health Minister Dix and Doctor Henry. The latest COVID results from Wednesday for Local Health authorities across the Northwest, provided a look at the pace of COVID across the Northwest, with particular concern noted for the Smithers and Bulkley Valley region.  (posted September 13 , 2021) 

You can find our weekly Blog watching feature posted every Sunday morning by 9AM, making for a handy way to catch up to the week that was, at a leisurely weekend pace.

You can also review the full listings of the week just past, from our Blog Archive index page found on the right hand side of the page.

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