Sentinel column sparks motion in Kitimat council

An Allan Hewitson piece inspired a Kitimat councillor to take a closer look at growth along the highway.

A recent motion at Kitimat Council had Corinne Scott requesting the District ask the Ministry of Transportation to mow the ditches along the highway and cut back the trees from under the power lines before the winter, a response to an Allan Hewitson “Under Miscellaneous” column from the Northen Sentinel.

In his column he suggested overgrowth might be posing a safety hazard.

Scott said that after reading the column, she paid close attention next time she was on Highway 37S and agreed with the comments in the paper.

Council was expected to have a meeting with the District Manager for Transportation, and the motion was amended to just bring this issue up with him at that eventual meeting.