Grin and bear it

  • posted May 31, 2011at 10:00 AM

Visitors to Kitimat should always remember there’s a large local black bear population and, although less numerous, grizzly bears also frequent the area. Campsites, with their food and cooking smells and garbage, are very attractive. So it’s not unusual for campsites to receive visits from hungry - or just plain curious - bears. That means “Bear Aware” is a necessary approach in every campsite. The following are a few simple common sense rules that can reduce the risk of a confrontation.

We like to party

  • posted May 31, 2011at 10:00 AM

When it comes to celebrating Canada’s birthday, nowhere in the Northwest does it like Kitimat.
Which is why every year our party draws visitors from across the region.
Making sure the day-long celebration gets off to a satisfying start will be the Kitimat Kiwanis club with its delicious pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
At 12 noon the Kitimat Kinsmen’s Club parade takes pride of place as it meanders through the cheering throngs from Mountainview Square to the Riverlodge Community Centre.
This the fifteenth consecutive year the Kinsmen have organized the parade...

No fire breathing here in Kitimat

  • posted May 31, 2011at 9:00 AM

On some very old maps, unexplored areas of the world carried the words: "Here There Be Dragons."

How to catch them

  • posted May 31, 2011at 9:00 AM

There are several different methods of fishing and anglers who swear by each.

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