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Kitimat real estate market levels off

Property sales report for first six months of year shows drop over properties sold same time last year.

Rio Tinto Alcan begins production in modernized Kitimat smelter

Construction continues but the Kitimat smelter has already begun producing its first ingots in the modernized facility.

Civeo announces contract with LNG Canada

The contract will cover potential early works and early days construction if LNG Canada does decide to proceed.

No need so far for water restrictions in Kitimat

Responsible water use by Kitimatians has meant the town so far hasn't had to apply any water restrictions.

Kitimat fire department handles some brush fires as campfire ban goes in to effect

The Kitimat Fire Department handled some small brush fires in recent weeks as temperatures remain high and the ground dry.

Coastal GasLink inks deals with six First Nations for natural gas pipeline

Project agreements have been signed with six First Nations and Coastal GasLink for their natural gas line to Kitimat.

Kitimat mayor gets a view of oil sands in Alberta

A tour for Northwest government leaders showed them a bird's eye view of oil sands developments.

Kitimat mayor hopes Douglas Channel LNG will limit on-site living for operations workforce

Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth wants commitments from AltaGas to have operations workforce live in-town, rather than on-site.

Seismic survey being undertaken in Kitimat

A survey will study how earthquakes could affect the Kitimat area.

Potential for some extra people in Kitimat in the fall for LNG Canada early works

With an environmental permit in hand, LNG Canada is considering additional early work projects for Kitimat later in the year.

Environmental assessment certificate given to LNG Canada

The province and the federal government have given their environmental approval for a planned LNG plant in Kitimat.

Kitimat’s months-long strike ends with approval of new Collective Agreement

New collective agreement agreed to, bringing employees back to work this Friday.

Kitimat will lose door-to-door mail service sometime in 2016

Door-to-door mail service in Kitimat will end in 2016 as Canada Post moves to a community mailbox system.

Petition for RTA to install SO2 scrubbers delivered to company

Petitioners hand delivered a petition demanding SO2 scrubbers be installed in RTA's modernized smelter.

Tentative deal reached for new collective agreement between Unifor 2300 and Kitimat

A record-long municipal strike may almost be over with a tentative Collective Agreement deal reached.

Mediation ends for a second time, Kitimat Chamber of Commerce urging solution

The municipal strike in Kitimat continues as mediation ends with no deal struck.

Kitimat’s ‘Lets Talk’ event taps outside expertise on growth

An event in Kitimat provided insights for the community on how to deal with a potential growth in construction from LNG.

Mediation resumes today for municipal strike in Kitimat

The strike continues in its third month but mediation is set to resume today.

KUTE in Kitimat to host hazardous materials disposal event

A household hazardous waste disposal event in Kitimat will allow people to rid themselves of excess toxic material.

Council approves $120K purchase for new fire hall generator

A replacement back-up generator purchase has been approved for Kitimat's Public Safety Building.