Sunday, December 24, 2023

Blog Watching: Week ending December 24, 2023

As 2023 begins the countdown to a wrap our last of the weekly Blog Watching features focuses on Port related themes.

Our look at the Year to date statistics for the Gateway footprint on the Prince Rupert waterfront was well received by readers.  

As was our preview of the debut for a new feature for the Port, the Wolverine Fuelling Terminal set to start operations in the New year.

Health care on Haida Gwaii over the holidays was a key topic of the week with staffing shortages making for an emergency room closure.

Cellular phone communications on the Highway 16 corridor continue to see improvements, with Rogers outlining its latest work to make for safer travels.

And our review of a career opportunity in support of the BC Justice system found a large audience, with a good number of readers exploring our notes on the recruiting drive by BC Sheriff's.

 Our top story of the five on the week takes us to the Waterfront, with the latest review of Port through put of some note for readers.

Last look at Port Performance for 2023 highlights successes and challenges of the year --  The last bit of data released prior to the Holiday period highlights the year Lon slump in Container shipments a key element of the local economy, though more improved results were found for the Grain Terminal and Trigon's twin terminals of coal and AltaGas shipments.   (posted December 22, 2023

That article was followed by: 

Terminal build complete, Wolverine Marine Fuelling looks to 2024 start for Prince Rupert Operations  --  The newest service to be provided for vessels calling on Prince Rupert will start up operations in the New year. The Wolverine Marine Fuelling Terminal an addition that should help increase the Port's share of marine traffic on the Pacific Coast  (posted December 20, 2023)

Staffing issues make for Emergency Service interruptions for Masset/Old Masset residents over holiday period -- Haida Gwaii residents will be getting much of their emergency health care over the holidays in Daajing Giids, as Northern Health consolidates its care owing to staffing shortages . (posted December 21, 2023

New Rogers cel towers to improve public safety and wireless overage on Highway 16 corridor     --  Ongoing work along Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George continues to improve on cellular phone coverage and reliability in the Northwest.  (posted December 19, 2023
BC Sheriff's recruiting drive ends in January with posts to fill in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Smithers   -- The BC Sheriff's Service is in the last stage of the application period for their next graduation of provincial sheriff's with the mid January deadline charting the course to the summer training program.  (posted December 21, 2023

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. 

Next Sunday, we'll be looking back at the Year in Review, our annual review of a range of categories to bring 2023 to a close.

For updates on new items posted daily to the blog, we direct you to our CharlesMHays Twitter feed, where we post notification of new stories as we post them. 

Our archive of weekly Blog Watching can be found here.

 To view the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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