Sunday, November 28, 2021

Blog Watching: Week ending November 27, 2021

It being a City Council week, our volume of Council related notes found a large readership, with a range of topics from the Monday Council session of interest to blog readers.

Among the themes, plans for a new downtown feature for Food Trucks in the city, an update on the progress of the new RCMP detachment, approval for a range of fees towards garbage, recycling and landfill themes, as well as some notes on the launch ahead for the curbside program. 

Approval of a location for the proposed PUMP Track to be built by the North Coast Mountain Bike Association also found a large audience.

And COVID mandates made for much interest, as we outlined a pair of measures towards requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations from the Lax Kw'alaams Band and the City of Prince Rupert. 

Also making for much interest and just off the pace of our top five was our look at Wednesday's windstorm with the ferocity of the winds making for much work for the City's Emergency responders, city crews and workers from BC Hydro.

However, readers clearly had the munchies on the mind this week, with our look at plans for a dedicated placement for Food Trucks in the city generating the most interest of the last seven days.

Meet you at 'Eat Street Square' -- City Council heard an update from the Director of Operations on plans to develop a Food Truck Square at the corner of Seventh Street and Third Avenue West, adjacent to the city's new but to be opened Urbaloo public washroom. (posted November  25, 2021)

That article was followed by: 

Kingdom Hall to remain standing until summer of 2022, as City of Prince Rupert continues on with new RCMP detachment planning  -- Council heard an update on the progress towards the new RCMP detachment in the city, the planning for which continues on, but with no firm timeline for construction yet.   (posted  November 26 , 2021) 

Lax Kw'alaams introduces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and contractors -- Measures related to COVID vaccination mandates made for some of the newslfow this week, first from Lax Kw'alaams which has put in place a requirement for full vaccination for COVID for Band Employees and contractors. This week also delivered notice that the City of Prince Rupert has its own version of a COVID vaccine mandate, that now a requirement for any external job applicants for employment with the City.    (posted November 24 , 2021)
Garbage can swaps and fee increases among themes from Waste Bylaw review at City Council -- Council put in place a schedule of new rate increases and other fees related to the city's garbage collection, recycling program and landfill site usage.    (posted November 24  , 2021)

Community PUMP track plans could move forward at tonight's Council Session -- Our preview on Monday of what a new piece of recreation infrastructure may look like gained a large readership, with Council reviewing and approving on Monday evening the use of land along McClymont Park for the new facility to be built by the North Coast Mountain Bike Association   (posted November 22 , 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.

A note for those that previously used our email alert delivery option, Blogger has discontinued that feature, so we direct you to our CharlesMHays Twitter feed, where we post updates to the blog as we post them.

Our archive of weekly Blog Watching can be found here.   

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