Sunday, June 19, 2022

Blog Watching: Week ending June 19, 2022

The first of two Prince Rupert City Council sessions for June, held on Monday evening,  generated a fair bit of news, as well as the release of the last of the Financial themes for the Budget period, with the annual release of the Statement of Financial Information documents.

Our notes on those themes made for two of the five most read items for the week, while a pair of other City Council themes also cracked our weekly list of five for review.

Those featured a look at the welcome to Sergeant Gerald Walker, the new Officer in Charge of the Prince Rupert Detachment of the RCMP, as well as the progress for a Petition of concern from community residents over the level of service options at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital.

The other note of the list of five featured a look at a pair of high profile incidents addressed by the front line members of the RCMP in the city on Thursday. 

However,  when it came to the top item of the week, the financial review offered up by the release of the Statement of Financial Information was far and away the most read of the week's items.

Civic Payroll increases to sixteen million dollars-plus in listings of the 2021 SOFI Report -- The Annual release of Civic Financial information came with this week's City Council Session, with our look at the payroll review for civic staff and employees among the most read of the four statements released as part of the full package from CFO Corinne Bomben. The full Review of all of the documents from Council Salaries, to the Spending on Supplies and Services related to the  2022 SOFI can be reviewed from our Council Budget archive page. (posted  June 13 , 2022)

That article was followed by: 
Statement of Financial Information presentation only generates  one question from City Council members --   The volume of Financial data released by the CFO for the most part passed through the Council session with little in the way of comment or questions from the city council members, with only Councillor Barry Cunningham raising a note of interest from the documentation.     (posted  June 15, 2022)
City Council members welcome New Detachment OIC, share thoughts on what issues may be of most concern to community --  Prince Rupert City Council welcomed the new Officer in Charge of the city's RCMP detachment, receiving a presentation from Sergeant Gerald Walker who provided for a few observations from his time in the city so far, with the Council members then sharing some notes on community issues of concern. posted June  15,  2022)

Twin incidents kept Prince Rupert RCMP on the move through Thursday -- The city's RCMP members had a busy stretch of activity on Thursday, with two high profile crimes of a Stolen car in the community and a home invasion taking place.    (posted June 16, 2022)  .  

City Council to forward Community Health concerns petition to Health Minister Adrian Dix -- City Council members will be forwarding some mail to British Columbia's health Minister in the near future. The Councillors acting on a community petition delivered to them in May that expresses the concerns of residents over the status of services available at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital and to highlight the volume of lost services to date.     ( posted June 15, 2022)

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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