Christian Apostolovski

Tekah Sabal (Left) and Josiah Bahr (Right) were out observing drivers in Kitimat and documenting what they saw. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Traffic survey finds distracted driving and lack of helmets still an issue in Kitimat

The survey is taking place over the next few days with results expected next week

Tekah Sabal (Left) and Josiah Bahr (Right) were out observing drivers in Kitimat and documenting what they saw. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
The trestle bridge is currently under construction and will support the transfer of LNG. (Photo submitted/LNG Canada)

Trestle bridge under construction on LNG Site

The bridge is planned to be completed in December 2022.

The trestle bridge is currently under construction and will support the transfer of LNG. (Photo submitted/LNG Canada)
Construction tenders have now closed on the project and are being reviewed by the District of Kitimat which will oversee construction. (Photo by Clare Rayment)

Kitimat council sets funding for Quatsino daycare

Full costs of a transition housing and daycare project the Tamitik Status…

Construction tenders have now closed on the project and are being reviewed by the District of Kitimat which will oversee construction. (Photo by Clare Rayment)
(Photo submitted/Kitt Othman)

A dream of travelling realized

In Our Valley: Kitt Othman

(Photo submitted/Kitt Othman)
While details remain sparse, the Northern Sentinel has confirmed the incident happened June 6 while materials were being unloaded from a trailer. (Rio Tinto photo)

Rio Tinto investigating after Kitimat employee airlifted to hospital in critical condition

On June 6 the employee was injured during the unloading of materials from a trailer

While details remain sparse, the Northern Sentinel has confirmed the incident happened June 6 while materials were being unloaded from a trailer. (Rio Tinto photo)
While details remain sparse, the Northern Sentinel has confirmed the incident happened June 6 while materials were being unloaded from a trailer. (Rio Tinto photo)

Rio Tinto investigating after Kitimat employee airlifted to hospital in critical condition

On June 6 the employee was injured during the unloading of materials from a trailer

While details remain sparse, the Northern Sentinel has confirmed the incident happened June 6 while materials were being unloaded from a trailer. (Rio Tinto photo)
The first girder that will make up the new Haisla Bridge was unveiled today. (Black Press Media/Christian Apostolovski)

Haisla Bridge Replacement Project marks milestone with first girder

The event took place at the Kitimat Rod and Gun Club

The first girder that will make up the new Haisla Bridge was unveiled today. (Black Press Media/Christian Apostolovski)
Voting will soon begin to pick a design for the new mural that will be put in Kitimat’s city core. (Kitimat Public Art Alliance/Facebook)

Public vote beginning soon on a new mural in Kitimat

There are currently four applicants that have been shortlisted by the Kitimat Public Art Alliance

Voting will soon begin to pick a design for the new mural that will be put in Kitimat’s city core. (Kitimat Public Art Alliance/Facebook)
Teresa Neto has won many awards from her time competing in hairstyling competitions. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Teresa Neto has won many awards from her time competing in hairstyling competitions. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
There were a reported 1414 that were without power during this outage. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

No exact cause found for early morning power outage

The power was reported to have gone out at 6:19 a.m. by BC Hydro

There were a reported 1414 that were without power during this outage. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
According to Kitimat Search and Rescue, the motorist had abandoned his stuck vehicle and hiked a considerable distance where he was able to relay his GPS coordinates. (Kitimat Search and Rescue logo)

Kitimat Search and Rescue bring back stranded motorist

The motorist was stranded in a remote location within the Saunders backroad network

According to Kitimat Search and Rescue, the motorist had abandoned his stuck vehicle and hiked a considerable distance where he was able to relay his GPS coordinates. (Kitimat Search and Rescue logo)
The first of 291 pots at the smelter were being restarted in mid-May according to officials.(Rio Tinto photo)

Rio Tinto restart operations underway

The plan is to have all the pots back in operation by 2023

The first of 291 pots at the smelter were being restarted in mid-May according to officials.(Rio Tinto photo)
Northern Health is recommending that children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems should drink boiled water at this time. (File photo)

Water quality advisory in effect for Kitimat water system

The District of Kitimat is currently working with Northern Health on the matter

Northern Health is recommending that children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems should drink boiled water at this time. (File photo)
Abigail Steponavicius grooming Dakota. (Black Press Media/Christian Apostolovski)

A chance encounter leads to a career in dog grooming

In Our Valley: Abigail Steponavicius

Abigail Steponavicius grooming Dakota. (Black Press Media/Christian Apostolovski)
Gas prices continue to soar in B.C. as the last gas station under $2 a litre is now sitting at 207.9. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Gas prices in Kitimat continue their climb

Husky raises its price to 207.9 cents per litre.

Gas prices continue to soar in B.C. as the last gas station under $2 a litre is now sitting at 207.9. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Rhea Bachand-Dawson posing with her two cooking inspirations, on the left her aunt Celine Bachand and on the right her mom Marie Bachand. (Photo Supplied/Rhea Bachand-Dawson)

A lifelong passion for culinary creation

In Our Valley: Rhea Bachand-Dawson

Rhea Bachand-Dawson posing with her two cooking inspirations, on the left her aunt Celine Bachand and on the right her mom Marie Bachand. (Photo Supplied/Rhea Bachand-Dawson)
A large part of the study area is either used for parking or is vacant. Existing uses of the lot include, a gas station, assisted living complex, the courthouse, retail, grocery store and RCMP/Victim Services among other facilities in the study area. (District of Kitimat/Graphic)

Lot 14 and Mountainview Square Market Assessment explores uses for the area

Kitimat council heard a report on market assessment research done for Lot…

A large part of the study area is either used for parking or is vacant. Existing uses of the lot include, a gas station, assisted living complex, the courthouse, retail, grocery store and RCMP/Victim Services among other facilities in the study area. (District of Kitimat/Graphic)
2014 Engineering Inspiration Award at the FRC Greater Toronto East Regional. (Photo submitted/Krysta Peralto)

‘I was absolutely hooked’

In Our Valley: Krysta Peralto

2014 Engineering Inspiration Award at the FRC Greater Toronto East Regional. (Photo submitted/Krysta Peralto)
The 2021 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a Cone Zone. (photo supplied)

Cone Zone campaign raises awareness about the risks roadside workers face

According to WorkSafeBC stats, two roadside workers in the province were killed last year and 31 were injured and had to miss work after being hit by a vehicle

The 2021 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a Cone Zone. (photo supplied)
A flag has been flown in support of Ukraine in front of the firehall in Kitimat (Kitimat Firefighter Paramedics - IAFF Local 1304/Facebook)

Council updates flag policy

Kitimat council passed a motion that would see them update the policy…

A flag has been flown in support of Ukraine in front of the firehall in Kitimat (Kitimat Firefighter Paramedics - IAFF Local 1304/Facebook)