Sunday, July 17, 2022

Blog Watching: Week ending July 17, 2022

Municipal themes dominated when it came to the five most read items of the week with four of the five items that made for city related topics.

The demolition work underway for the new Prince Rupert RCMP detachment featured in two of the stories, one the announcement of the work and the other related to comments from some of the Mayor's Facebook followers when it comes to civic contract awards.

The city's plans for a communication tower on the east side of the city on Crestview generated a fair bit of interest as well, as did our notes on the recent announcement of a new manager for the Prince Rupert Airport at Digby Island. 

The week's top five items are rounded out by our look at a new generation of shipping vessels and the plans for Drax Energy to introduce a wind assisted ship to their Asia-North American shipping route.

The top item of the week however focuses on the plans for the new RCMP detachment and some comments from a recent post to the Mayor's Social media stream.

Mayor's celebration of RCMP  detachment progress brings Social media commentary and questions over Civic Contract awards  -- Some of Mayor Lee Brain's followers on Social media  raised some questions and concerns over civic contract awards this week; the readers using the Mayor's notes towards the Jehovah Witness Hall demolition work for the forum towards their inquiries. (posted  July 12 , 2022)

That article was followed by: 
Many challenges to tackle for new Airport Manager following recent Board announcement -- Michael Pucci, will. soon take on the duties of the city's Digby Island Airport Manager and as he takes up his post will come a number of challenges  for the aviation facility in the community. (posted  July 11, 2022)
Location, Location, Location! City selects High Ground in Cresteview area for proposed communication tower for water and wastewater -- Our look at the city's plans for a communication tower atop the city reservoirs in the Cresteview area generated a large readership this week. As did our follow up story that examined the city's current tower quest, framed from the decision that they made related to a Telus communication tower in 2021.    posted July 14, 2022)

Future of pellet shipments and other goods could soon be in the Wind!  -- We did a bit of crystal ball gazing with Drax Energy this week, relaying the plans underway by the global  biomass giant for the development of a wind assisted power ship for transit from North American to Asia.     (posted July 13, 2022) .  
Old Jehovah Witness Hall to come down at site of future RCMP detachment -- The City announced what will be the first visual towards progress for the new RCMP detachment at Third East and McBride, alerting the public that the demolition process for the Old Jehovah Witness Hall is now underway.    ( posted July 11, 2022)

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