Christian Apostolovski

Affonso Bison presenting a cheque from Rio Tinto BC Works to the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation. (Photo Submitted/Rio Tinto)

Rio Tinto BC Works General Manager departs

Affonso Bizon will be starting his new position on Feb. 1, 2022, and is expected to leave BC Works before year-end.

Affonso Bison presenting a cheque from Rio Tinto BC Works to the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation. (Photo Submitted/Rio Tinto)
Light Up Kitimat has been cancelled for the second year in a row as new COVID-19 restrictions have been announced. (Photo Taken/Kitimat Chamber of Commerce)

Light Up Kitimat cancelled amid new COVID-19 restrictions

The Chamber of Commerce in a press release has said that the safety of the community is always at the forefront of event planning

Light Up Kitimat has been cancelled for the second year in a row as new COVID-19 restrictions have been announced. (Photo Taken/Kitimat Chamber of Commerce)
BC Transit is implementing a short-term reduced service schedule in Kitimat due to recent labour challenges (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Kitimat bus routes facing reduced schedule amid labour challenges

The impacted bus routes include 1A, 1B, 2 and 3 on Fridays as well as Sundays

BC Transit is implementing a short-term reduced service schedule in Kitimat due to recent labour challenges (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Photo of the apartment taken by a local Kitimat resident after the building was evacuated. (Photo From/Mike Wilson, Facebook)

Kitimat Fire Department responds to Banyay apartment fire

No injuries were reported and the fire was contained to a single unit on the fourth floor.

Photo of the apartment taken by a local Kitimat resident after the building was evacuated. (Photo From/Mike Wilson, Facebook)
Kitimat RCMP officer posing alongside the crammed cruiser (Photo submitted/Kitimat RCMP)

Kitimat RCMP running Cram a Cruiser event

RCMP will be participating alongside local community partners to fill a cruiser

Kitimat RCMP officer posing alongside the crammed cruiser (Photo submitted/Kitimat RCMP)
Volunteers pack essential food items for Merritt evacuees. (Photo Submitted/Rio Tinto)

Rio Tinto donates to flood relief efforts

United Way British Columbia set up a B.C. Flood Response Fund to address important needs

Volunteers pack essential food items for Merritt evacuees. (Photo Submitted/Rio Tinto)
Grade three to four class posing with their hug display. Back row L-R: Mayra M, Evan M, Neil R, Wesley R, Aiden R, Elise M, Izaak B, Wyatt M Front row L-R Beatrice M, Sophie M, Nicholas P, Carter G, Tavin T, Raegan M, Cara V, Zaylaa W (Photo submitted/Tom Wilkinson)

Display created to show support for frontline workers

The hug arm display was created by the Nechako Elementary School grade three to four class

Grade three to four class posing with their hug display. Back row L-R: Mayra M, Evan M, Neil R, Wesley R, Aiden R, Elise M, Izaak B, Wyatt M Front row L-R Beatrice M, Sophie M, Nicholas P, Carter G, Tavin T, Raegan M, Cara V, Zaylaa W (Photo submitted/Tom Wilkinson)
The last time Light Up Kitimat was held was in December 2019. (Photo Submitted/Kitimat Chamber of Commerce)

Light Up Kitimat to go ahead on Dec. 5

The event did not run last year and is back with new additions this year

The last time Light Up Kitimat was held was in December 2019. (Photo Submitted/Kitimat Chamber of Commerce)
Nechako Toastmasters club is currently in need of threeadditional members of they will cease to exist. (Photo from: Nechako Toastmasters club Facebook page)

One of Kitimat’s oldest operating clubs faces extinction

Nechako Toastmasters club requires three more members to avoid closure

Nechako Toastmasters club is currently in need of threeadditional members of they will cease to exist. (Photo from: Nechako Toastmasters club Facebook page)
60 to 80 millimetres of rain is expected today and late into tomorrow. (File photo)

Another rainfall warning has been issued for Kitimat

60 to 80 millimetres are expected today and late into tomorrow

60 to 80 millimetres of rain is expected today and late into tomorrow. (File photo)
Planned power outage happening in Kitimat on Nov. 26 and in total, roughly 353 customers will be affected. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

A planned power outage to take place in Kitimat on Nov. 26

An estimated 353 BC Hydro customers to be affected by outage

Planned power outage happening in Kitimat on Nov. 26 and in total, roughly 353 customers will be affected. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
If anyone has any information they are asked to contact police directly at their non-emergency number, 250-632-7111. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Kitimat RCMP searching for man allegedly dressed like in a police-like uniform

The suspicious occurrence took place on Nov. 19 on Gyrfalcon Ave.

If anyone has any information they are asked to contact police directly at their non-emergency number, 250-632-7111. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Rainfall and winds are expected to taper off today. (File photo)

Heavy rain and strong winds ending today

Accumulations of up to 90 millimetres of rain fell since rain moved into the area Friday (Nov.19)

Rainfall and winds are expected to taper off today. (File photo)
Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Members of the Haisla Nation walk out in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

29 people have been arrested since RCMP enforcement of a Coastal GasLink injunction started Nov. 18

Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
The decal will be placed in windows of businesses, organizations and schools that take part in the program (Photo Submitted/Kitimat RCMP)

Kitimat RCMP look to introduce new program aimed at increasing safety for vulnerable people

The Safe Place program gives vulnerable persons a place to stay until police arrive

The decal will be placed in windows of businesses, organizations and schools that take part in the program (Photo Submitted/Kitimat RCMP)
Potential flooding has been a known issue for construction crews. Crews were successfully able to evacuate the area including the removal of all materials in less than seven hours.

Construction remains on schedule for the new Haisla Bridge in Kitimat

Removal of the old bridge is projected to happen in Oct. 2023

Potential flooding has been a known issue for construction crews. Crews were successfully able to evacuate the area including the removal of all materials in less than seven hours.
Chief Jassee (Sammy Robinson) speaks at the Haisla Recreation Centre to show support following an alleged mocking of a student by a teacher at Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School. (Photo Submitted/Cameron Orr)

Haisla gather in solidarity with student allegedly mocked by teacher

Community leaders hope event will lead to more open dialogue and understanding

Chief Jassee (Sammy Robinson) speaks at the Haisla Recreation Centre to show support following an alleged mocking of a student by a teacher at Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School. (Photo Submitted/Cameron Orr)
What’s in store? A photo submitted from a previous contest of a gingerbread house with an interesting sign. (Photo submitted/Marcia Rice)

Gingerbread house competition to go ahead as pre-registration opens

Residents must pre-register before Nov. 23 to have their homes entered for consideration

What’s in store? A photo submitted from a previous contest of a gingerbread house with an interesting sign. (Photo submitted/Marcia Rice)
Kitimat RCMP investigating suspicious fire (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Kitimat RCMP investigating suspicious fire (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Students work with the beehive as they work towards an eventual harvest. (Photo Submitted/Spencer Edwards)

Kitimat City High students begin selling honey following a successful program

The honey can be found at the Vitality Centre and proceeds go back to the school for the next project

Students work with the beehive as they work towards an eventual harvest. (Photo Submitted/Spencer Edwards)