Sunday, February 18, 2024

Blog Watching: Week ending February 18, 2024

With Heath Care themes making for much discussion around the region, Prince Rupert City Council is looking to spark a local stakeholder group toward addressing a range of issues, their plans making for one of the five most read NCR items of the week.

Proposed Development for Watson Island once again is making news, that as Mayor Pond attended a number of forums in Vancouver in the past week. Included was one on energy where the Mayor revived plans to make Waston Island an Energy export Hub.

Procurement and Calls for Bids made for some review this week, with the City's Operations Director delivering a report on some of the major work ahead; as well as from the City's posting of a Bid to move forward on planned renovations for the McCarty Motors building for Public Works.

And it has been a win or go home weekend for the Prince Rupert Rampage, with our preview of their task at hand in Hazelton gaining a large audience on Friday.

When it came to the most read item of the week, it was the challenges and concerns over health care in the city that gained the most attention.

Councillor Nick Adey wants the City of Prince Rupert and community stakeholders to take the lead towards addressing range. of health care issues for Prince Rupert --  Prince Rupert City Council will be exploring ways to improve some elements of health care in the region, set to engage other stakeholders towards recruitment, retention and sharing information on health services.  (posted February 14, 2024

That article was followed by: 

Mayor Pond promotes Watson Island as Energy Hub at Vancouver Forum -- Prince Rupert Mayor Herb Pond who was in Vancouver for a Housing forum, made a side trip to an energy and investment forum, launching the city's latest efforts to revision Watson Island and a Lot 444 across from Seal Cove for development.         (posted February  14, 2024)

City of Prince Rupert puts McCarthy building renovation program out for Bid -- Design Plans and other preparation for the renovations for the new public works space at Portage and Saskatoon have moved forward.     (posted February 13, 2024

Rampage hopes for a Coy Cup shot, run through Hazelton this weekend -- The CIHL semi finals continued this weekend in Hazelton with what was a must win weekend for the Prince Rupert Rampage.  As Saturday ended, so too did the Rampage season, losing game two to Hazelton 7-1. 
With the Wolverines winning the Best of 3 series, 2 games to one.    (posted February  16, 2024

Procurement plan for Major projects to be outlined to Council tonight -- A report from Operations Director Richard Pucci for the Monday Council Session, charted the plans ahead for a number of municipal projects.  (posted February 12, 2024

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