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Workers learn how to safely construct scaffolding. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Northwest workers gather in Kitimat for scaffolding training

The training is taking place over a two-week period

Workers learn how to safely construct scaffolding. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Live music accompanied food at the Franco-fun festival in Kitimat: Denis Gagné left, Marc-Olivier Chouinard right (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

AFFNO event sells out in Kitimat

A total of 100 tickets were sold after some COVID-19 related restrictions eased on Feb. 16

Live music accompanied food at the Franco-fun festival in Kitimat: Denis Gagné left, Marc-Olivier Chouinard right (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
From left to right, Lani Gibson, Terry Marleau, Edwin Empinado, Mayor Phil Germuth, Mark Zielinski, Rob Goffinet and Mario Feldhoff. (Photo from/District of Kitimat website)

Council considers bylaw that could increase commercial and residential water rates

A motion was presented to council that staff report back with options and effects for metered rates and users

From left to right, Lani Gibson, Terry Marleau, Edwin Empinado, Mayor Phil Germuth, Mark Zielinski, Rob Goffinet and Mario Feldhoff. (Photo from/District of Kitimat website)
Construction materials next to the river as crews continue work on the Haisla Bridge Replacement project (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Haisla Bridge replacement surpasses key milestone

Work on the new bridge, which is anticipated to be operational in late 2023, began in June 2021

Construction materials next to the river as crews continue work on the Haisla Bridge Replacement project (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Photo taken during the announce regarding the completion of Mountainview Lodge Mobility Project (Photo supplied/Rio Tinto)

Rio Tinto gives over $2 million in 2021 to initiatives in B.C.

This marks a 10 per cent increase compared to 2020 as 38 organizations received part of these funds

Photo taken during the announce regarding the completion of Mountainview Lodge Mobility Project (Photo supplied/Rio Tinto)
Meghan Marshall posing with her Boston Terrier Ace. (Photo submitted/Meghan Marshall)

Early Childhood Educator overcomes the odds

In Our Valley: Meghan Marshall

Meghan Marshall posing with her Boston Terrier Ace. (Photo submitted/Meghan Marshall)
The program will be overseen through a steering committee of women currently in elected positions (Black Press Media/File Photo)

Northwest B.C. program aims to support women in politics

The committee will work to normalize the role of women in local government and inspire women to run for office

The program will be overseen through a steering committee of women currently in elected positions (Black Press Media/File Photo)
From left to right, Lani Gibson, Terry Marleau, Edwin Empinado, Mayor Phil Germuth, Mark Zielinski, Rob Goffinet and Mario Feldhoff. (Photo from/District of Kitimat website)

District of Kitimat council considers changes ahead of Oct. 15 election

Special voting opportunities, what to do in the event of a tie and manual counts were discussed

From left to right, Lani Gibson, Terry Marleau, Edwin Empinado, Mayor Phil Germuth, Mark Zielinski, Rob Goffinet and Mario Feldhoff. (Photo from/District of Kitimat website)
Artist’s illustration of the proposed floating Cedar LNG location situated just off the Bish Creek Forest Service Road outside of Kitimat. (Cedar LNG illustration)

Cedar LNG hits key milestones

Cedar LNG expects to make their final investment decisions in 2023 following the completion of the environmental assessment process

Artist’s illustration of the proposed floating Cedar LNG location situated just off the Bish Creek Forest Service Road outside of Kitimat. (Cedar LNG illustration)
Chalaine Hannah posing at the golf course. (Photo submitted/Chalaine Hannah)

One visit is all it takes

In Our Valley: Chalaine Hannah

Chalaine Hannah posing at the golf course. (Photo submitted/Chalaine Hannah)
Marissa Morison will be taking part in this year’s Wounded Warrior Run. (Kitimat Firefighters Association/Photo submitted)

Kitimat firefighter taking part in Wounded Warrior Run

The run begins in Port Hardy on Feb. 27 and will end in Victoria on Mar. 6

Marissa Morison will be taking part in this year’s Wounded Warrior Run. (Kitimat Firefighters Association/Photo submitted)
A “name the team” campaign is expected to begin shortly as the team is still without a name and people will have the chance to vote on what they want it to be. (Mackenzie Mountaineers Jr. A Hockey/Facebook)

Greater Metro Hockey League expands into Kitimat

The new team is set to play its inaugural season in the 2022-23 GMHL season

A “name the team” campaign is expected to begin shortly as the team is still without a name and people will have the chance to vote on what they want it to be. (Mackenzie Mountaineers Jr. A Hockey/Facebook)
Spencer Edwards spent some time on the waters relishing a lovely day. (Photo Submitted/Spencer Edwards)

A teacher’s journey around the world

In Our Valley: Spencer Edwards

Spencer Edwards spent some time on the waters relishing a lovely day. (Photo Submitted/Spencer Edwards)
On the Right - Team 19767 - The Frog Series. Robot name: Bartholomew On the left Team 19769 - Sentinels. Robot Name: Johnathan. The two teams scored over 100 points. (photo supplied)

Kitimat and Terrace students gear up for robotics competition

The championship competition will be taking place in Vancouver on Feb. 26

On the Right - Team 19767 - The Frog Series. Robot name: Bartholomew On the left Team 19769 - Sentinels. Robot Name: Johnathan. The two teams scored over 100 points. (photo supplied)
Ice Demons finish the season with a record of 4-9-0-1 a record nearly identical to their 4-9-0-2 finish from last season (Kristie Wakita/Photo)

Kitimat Ice Demons blindside Hazelton Wolverines in 12-3 win

With the win over the Wolverines, the Ice Demons split their final home-stand 2-2 wrapping up their season.

Ice Demons finish the season with a record of 4-9-0-1 a record nearly identical to their 4-9-0-2 finish from last season (Kristie Wakita/Photo)
Rail Jam 2022 saw residents from across the northwest attend to compete in a skiing and snowboarding competition (Photo from/Kitimat Leisure Services Facebook)

Northwest residents head to Kitimat to compete in Rail Jam

Residents gathered in the lower city centre parking lot to enjoy food and music

Rail Jam 2022 saw residents from across the northwest attend to compete in a skiing and snowboarding competition (Photo from/Kitimat Leisure Services Facebook)
The new lot would feature three new buildings, one being a Mcdonald’s restaurant and drive-thru, a gas station with four pumps that would include a convenience store and a commercial rental unit with two different units that would each have a unique tenant and use. (District of Kitimat/Photo)

Proposed project could bring McDonalds to Kitimat

District of Kitimat council heard from planners and discussed the project at the Feb. 7 council meeting

The new lot would feature three new buildings, one being a Mcdonald’s restaurant and drive-thru, a gas station with four pumps that would include a convenience store and a commercial rental unit with two different units that would each have a unique tenant and use. (District of Kitimat/Photo)
The District of Kitimat and the Tamitik Status of Women Association (TSW) have been working towards a BC Housing development project to accommodate affordable housing. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Bylaw receives third reading that will bring affordable rental units to Kitimat

Final adoption would give the district’s representatives to sign the agreement as the property owner

The District of Kitimat and the Tamitik Status of Women Association (TSW) have been working towards a BC Housing development project to accommodate affordable housing. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
From left to right, Lani Gibson, Terry Marleau, Edwin Empinado, Mayor Phil Germuth, Mark Zielinski, Rob Goffinet and Mario Feldhoff. (Photo from/District of Kitimat website)

Council considering a 3.75 per cent tax hike

Council was originally considering a 4 per cent increase

From left to right, Lani Gibson, Terry Marleau, Edwin Empinado, Mayor Phil Germuth, Mark Zielinski, Rob Goffinet and Mario Feldhoff. (Photo from/District of Kitimat website)
Construction along and near the bridge has caused traffic to be reduced to a single lane. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Scheduled repairs to the Haisla Bridge happening next week

The bridge will be reduced to a single lane

Construction along and near the bridge has caused traffic to be reduced to a single lane. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)