Jacob Lubberts

a 75 percent subsidy is being offered for those facing financial barriers in accessing leisure service department opportunities. (District of Kitimat file photo)

Kitimat’s new leisure access program offers a 75 per cent subsidy for persons facing financial barriers

The subsidy will give people facing financial barriers a cheaper opportunity to the leisure programs

a 75 percent subsidy is being offered for those facing financial barriers in accessing leisure service department opportunities. (District of Kitimat file photo)
The District of Kitimat has announced to continue their free transit fares for all students in kindergarten to Grade 12. The pilot project will continue to run until August 2023, and will be reviewed in 2023 to see if it will be renewed. (Black Press photo)

Free student transit fare pilot project continues in Kitimat

The project was launched in September 2020 and allowed students to board buses for free

The District of Kitimat has announced to continue their free transit fares for all students in kindergarten to Grade 12. The pilot project will continue to run until August 2023, and will be reviewed in 2023 to see if it will be renewed. (Black Press photo)
Kitimat Search and Rescue was tasked by RCMP on Friday, April 21 2021, requesting help in finding three lost hikers north of the Smith Street hiking trail. Hikers were found and brought back into town at 8 pm. (Kitimat Search and Rescue logo)

Kitimat SAR find three lost hikers

Kitimat SAR issued a warning to locals using the trails

Kitimat Search and Rescue was tasked by RCMP on Friday, April 21 2021, requesting help in finding three lost hikers north of the Smith Street hiking trail. Hikers were found and brought back into town at 8 pm. (Kitimat Search and Rescue logo)
Gates will open at 8:30 p.m. with the first film starting around 9:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (AFFNO file photo)

AFFNO hosts french film in the Kitimat-Stikine and Northcoast Region

AFFNO had to create different approaches this year to set up events

Gates will open at 8:30 p.m. with the first film starting around 9:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (AFFNO file photo)
(Clare Rayment photo)

Column: Whether weather correlates to your mood

Nearly nine per cent of people fall into a ‘rain haters’ category

(Clare Rayment photo)
Adrian Tryssenaar performing as Elvis at the Gyro Park Bandshell in Penticton, 2004. (Photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Adrian Tryssenaar

Kitimat’s king of rock

Adrian Tryssenaar performing as Elvis at the Gyro Park Bandshell in Penticton, 2004. (Photo supplied)
Rio Tinto BC Works General Manager Affonso Bizon receives his shot from Jordan Pacheco, a Rio Tinto paramedic. (Rio Tinto supplied photo)

60% of Rio Tinto’s eligible workforce have been administered COVID-19 vaccine

Immunization clinics within industrial sites are administering vaccines to workers 40 years or older

Rio Tinto BC Works General Manager Affonso Bizon receives his shot from Jordan Pacheco, a Rio Tinto paramedic. (Rio Tinto supplied photo)
Radley Park and Hirsch Creek Park campgrounds will open on May long weekend but only for those who reside in the Northern or Interior Health regions. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

VIDEO: Kitimat camping still a go for May long weekend

Kitimat Campgrounds will still follow restriction put in place by PHO

Radley Park and Hirsch Creek Park campgrounds will open on May long weekend but only for those who reside in the Northern or Interior Health regions. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
UPDATE: Missing person found. (photo supplied)

UPDATE: missing person found – Kitimat local reported missing since May 2nd

If you have any information contact the local RCMP at (250) 632-7111

UPDATE: Missing person found. (photo supplied)
Rio Tinto donated $60,000 to BC Children’s Hospital as they look into the impact the pandemic has had on the mental health of young Canadians. (BC Children’s Hospital logo)

Rio Tinto supports BC Children’s Hospital mental health study

“This study will help us find out how we can better allocate mental health resources for youth”

Rio Tinto donated $60,000 to BC Children’s Hospital as they look into the impact the pandemic has had on the mental health of young Canadians. (BC Children’s Hospital logo)
Traffic impacts in the downtown Kitimat area are expected to be finished by 4:30 p.m. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Traffic impact in the downtown Kitimat area

The impacted intersections are Haisla/Lahakas intersection and Kuldo/Haisla intersection

Traffic impacts in the downtown Kitimat area are expected to be finished by 4:30 p.m. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Water will be turned off in Service Centre on May 5th, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Black Press Media files)

Water in Service Centre will be turned off for system repairs

The water will be turned off on, May 5th from 9 p.m. until the following day at 5 a.m.

Water will be turned off in Service Centre on May 5th, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Black Press Media files)
The Tamitik Status of Women Association has been receiving anti-racism funding since 2018 and has done a multitude of initiatives over the years. Unable to host in-person events, the TSWA plans to host virtual workshops for all who identify as a woman in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village. (Black Press file)

Tamitik Status of Women Association receive $7,500 in anti-racism funding

TSWA plans to hold women’s gathering events and engage with local government about diversity policies

The Tamitik Status of Women Association has been receiving anti-racism funding since 2018 and has done a multitude of initiatives over the years. Unable to host in-person events, the TSWA plans to host virtual workshops for all who identify as a woman in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village. (Black Press file)
A Rapid Word Collection workshop took place in 2020 where the Haisla community recorded thousands of words to help them reclaim their language. (Haisla Nation video screenshot)

Haisla reclaim their native language through word collection workshops

Over 10,000 words and 5,000 recordings are now available online

A Rapid Word Collection workshop took place in 2020 where the Haisla community recorded thousands of words to help them reclaim their language. (Haisla Nation video screenshot)
Though the flags are already raised for theft purposes, the annual flag-raising ceremony will take place on May 8th, 2021. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Kitimat Chamber of Commerce hosts annual flag-raising ceremony: May 8th

Chamber has taken over the ceremony due to a limited number of people part of the multicultural club

Though the flags are already raised for theft purposes, the annual flag-raising ceremony will take place on May 8th, 2021. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Megan Metz visited the Museum of Anthropology and got the chance to see some Haisla artifacts in person. (photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Megan Metz

Linguistics fanatic who constantly strives to uplift her culture

Megan Metz visited the Museum of Anthropology and got the chance to see some Haisla artifacts in person. (photo supplied)
the chamber hopes to empower businesses and workers through utilizing and experimenting with technology. (District of Kitimat photo)

Farewell’s and hello’s to members at the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting

The 2021 board is comprised of 9 returning members and 2 new members.

the chamber hopes to empower businesses and workers through utilizing and experimenting with technology. (District of Kitimat photo)
Shames Mountain will commence construction and installation of a new beginner conveyor lift and snow tube lanes. (Black Press Media File Photo)

New beginner conveyor lift and snow tube lanes coming to Shames Mountain

Rio Tinto donated $60,000 so the project can take place this summer

Shames Mountain will commence construction and installation of a new beginner conveyor lift and snow tube lanes. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Back row L-R: Nancy Tormene, Micah Laflamme, Kyle Anderson, Jade Lattes, Sarah Prychitko, Kali Graham, Michaela Thomas; Ryah Leibach; Jesse Santos
Front row L-R: William Stewart, Hailey Gardner, Keeley Bingham, Mercedes McIsaac (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Workplace readiness program at KCH gives students head start for industrial job opportunities

Aspect Safety: an industrial training program that provides industry-recognized certificate training

Back row L-R: Nancy Tormene, Micah Laflamme, Kyle Anderson, Jade Lattes, Sarah Prychitko, Kali Graham, Michaela Thomas; Ryah Leibach; Jesse Santos
Front row L-R: William Stewart, Hailey Gardner, Keeley Bingham, Mercedes McIsaac (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Courtesy boat inspections were given by the RCMP’s West Coast Marine Unit. Officers provided lists of equipment boat owners need if they were missing anything. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

VIDEO: RCMP give courtesy boat inspections at MK Bay Marina

Mandating vessel safety is part of the many job requirements governed by the RCMP.

Courtesy boat inspections were given by the RCMP’s West Coast Marine Unit. Officers provided lists of equipment boat owners need if they were missing anything. (Jacob Lubberts photo)