Jacob Lubberts

On June 1, Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation and Darcy McKeown, owner of Progressive Ventures Construction, pose for a photo during the groundbreaking ceremony that was held in Kitamaat Village for the development of a new Haisla Youth Centre, which will be adjacent to the soccer field. (Haisla Nation video screenshot)

New youth centre coming to Kitamaat Village

Haisla Youth Centre will have supportive spaces for counselling, tutoring and mental health

On June 1, Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation and Darcy McKeown, owner of Progressive Ventures Construction, pose for a photo during the groundbreaking ceremony that was held in Kitamaat Village for the development of a new Haisla Youth Centre, which will be adjacent to the soccer field. (Haisla Nation video screenshot)
A boat was stolen from MK Bay Marina on July 11, 2021. Kitimat RCMP are asking anyone that may have seen the boat prior to it going missing or if spotted on the waterways to call the Kitimat RCMP or Crime Stoppers. (Kitimat RCMP photo)

Boat stolen from MK Bay Marina in Kitimat

The boat also has an aluminum hull with a tan soft top and a 9hp Yamaha kicker motor on the back

A boat was stolen from MK Bay Marina on July 11, 2021. Kitimat RCMP are asking anyone that may have seen the boat prior to it going missing or if spotted on the waterways to call the Kitimat RCMP or Crime Stoppers. (Kitimat RCMP photo)
(Jacob Lubberts photo)

Distracted drivers top Kitimat survey

Out of the 336 pedestrians counted, 90 of them failed to take precautions while using the crosswalk

(Jacob Lubberts photo)
Haisla Nation Hereditary Chiefs watching the Haisla Braid singers and dancers at the opening ceremonies for the Every Child Matters soccer tournament. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Kitimat Canada Day celebrations scaled back following horrific residential school discoveries

Ceremonies began at the Riverlodge Recreational sports fields, for the ECM soccer tournament

Haisla Nation Hereditary Chiefs watching the Haisla Braid singers and dancers at the opening ceremonies for the Every Child Matters soccer tournament. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
The District of Kitimat (DoK) has allocated $16,000 to change most of the annual plants to perennial plantings and gardening methods. Some of the main changes will switch the flowers in the downtown core, Centennial Park, Coughlin Park, Kitimat Fire Hall, and Nechako Centre, to perennial plants. (District of Kitimat photo)

District of Kitimat spending $16k in switch to perennial plants

Main changes will be downtown, Centennial Park, Coughlin Park, Kitimat Fire Hall, and Nechako Centre

The District of Kitimat (DoK) has allocated $16,000 to change most of the annual plants to perennial plantings and gardening methods. Some of the main changes will switch the flowers in the downtown core, Centennial Park, Coughlin Park, Kitimat Fire Hall, and Nechako Centre, to perennial plants. (District of Kitimat photo)
The Rio Tinto “red” tents as well as the picnic tables at the Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club. (Kitimat Chamber of Commerce photo)

Rio Tinto comes up big with patio furniture

Kitimat restaurants get the chance to get their hands on some free outdoor furniture for the season

The Rio Tinto “red” tents as well as the picnic tables at the Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club. (Kitimat Chamber of Commerce photo)
John Jensen was a mentor for many with his blunt, plain talk, underpinned by humour and warmth - if he thought you were worth it. (photo supplied)

No Compromise, the memoirs of John Jensen

“We understood that the ruling class and the working class had very little in common.”

John Jensen was a mentor for many with his blunt, plain talk, underpinned by humour and warmth - if he thought you were worth it. (photo supplied)
Family friends will be going down to Kelowna on Thursday and will be dropping off cards to the family, showing love and support from the community. (Cards for Cailen poster)

Kitimat community comes together to help family after son dies in Kelowna crane collapse

Cailen Vilness, 23, lost his life in the crane collapse that occurred in Kelowna, July 12, 2021

Family friends will be going down to Kelowna on Thursday and will be dropping off cards to the family, showing love and support from the community. (Cards for Cailen poster)
The new Mountainview Lodge bus, known as the Freedom Wheeler, will give residents of the lodge a better opportunity to get out and about in the community and region. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Mountainview Lodge Mobility Project complete: the bus is here

The bus will allow residents to get out and about in the community and region.

The new Mountainview Lodge bus, known as the Freedom Wheeler, will give residents of the lodge a better opportunity to get out and about in the community and region. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
(Coastal GasLink photo)

Alternate access trail along Kitimat River created

The new road will be used by Coastal GasLink for equipment transportation

(Coastal GasLink photo)
Terrace soccer team taking a group photo after winning first place in the Every Child Matter soccer tournament which took place from July 1 to July 4 at the Riverlodge Recreational Centre sports fields and at the soccer field in Kitamaat Village. (Tournament photo)

Terrace takes home gold for Every Child Matters Soccer Tournament

With local hotels booked up for the weekend, the tournament had a major turnout of players and fans.

Terrace soccer team taking a group photo after winning first place in the Every Child Matter soccer tournament which took place from July 1 to July 4 at the Riverlodge Recreational Centre sports fields and at the soccer field in Kitamaat Village. (Tournament photo)
Michael Vatcher, store manager of Save-On-Foods, arrived in Kitimat in June 2020 and has nothing but praises for his new hometown. (Photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Michael Vatcher

Embracing change and ready to be a fellow Kitimatian

Michael Vatcher, store manager of Save-On-Foods, arrived in Kitimat in June 2020 and has nothing but praises for his new hometown. (Photo supplied)
The clinic will run out of the Kitimat General Hospital, July 14. (File photo)

Drop-in vaccine clinic at Kitimat General Hospital on Thursday: July 15

The clinic will be in the evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The clinic will run out of the Kitimat General Hospital, July 14. (File photo)
The Wilds is led by singer/songwriters Holly Arntzen – vocals, dulcimer, piano, and Kevin Wright – vocals, cajon, congas, sax, of the Artist Response Team. (The Wilds band poster)
The Wilds is led by singer/songwriters Holly Arntzen – vocals, dulcimer, piano, and Kevin Wright – vocals, cajon, congas, sax, of the Artist Response Team. (The Wilds band poster)
(Jacob Lubberts photo)

Tamitik Status of Women host Kitimat pride event for LGBTQ community

The event also hosted vendors from Kitimat children’s peace workers and Federal MP, Taylor Bachrach

(Jacob Lubberts photo)
Nechako Elementary School students from Miss Scotts grade six glass and Miss Gueguens grade six class showing off their two new murals that will be replacing the old ones behind them. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Grade 6 students replace old murals outside school in Kitimat

Students worked with a local artist on a project, replacing the old panels outside of the school.

Nechako Elementary School students from Miss Scotts grade six glass and Miss Gueguens grade six class showing off their two new murals that will be replacing the old ones behind them. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
being a retired school teacher in Kitimat, one reason Pam Vollrath got involved in the Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition was because of her concerns around the long-term effects of sulphur dioxide exposure to children going to schools she taught at. “If something is not right, I want to try to do something about it,” Pam said. “I think in general teachers are that way. Whether it be for the children in their charge or for other issues around them.” (Little Honey B Photography)

How Kitimat is catching its breath

For every 1,000 people who live in Kitimat, 12.4 have asthma and 21.4 have COPD

being a retired school teacher in Kitimat, one reason Pam Vollrath got involved in the Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition was because of her concerns around the long-term effects of sulphur dioxide exposure to children going to schools she taught at. “If something is not right, I want to try to do something about it,” Pam said. “I think in general teachers are that way. Whether it be for the children in their charge or for other issues around them.” (Little Honey B Photography)
The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual luncheon with Mayor Phil Germuth, to discuss the council’s strategic plan that will take place over the next few years. (Kitimat chamber of Commerce poster)

Council to focus on LNG construction impact

More housing also on its ‘to do’ list

The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual luncheon with Mayor Phil Germuth, to discuss the council’s strategic plan that will take place over the next few years. (Kitimat chamber of Commerce poster)
(Pacific Traverse Energy logo)

PTE propane project put on hold

PTE is still committed to the LPG project but is unaware of when it will be back in full swing

(Pacific Traverse Energy logo)
Mental health, domestic violence, road safety, and drug awareness/prevention are the four new strategic priorities the Kitimat RCMP plan tackling in the coming years. (Black Press file)

New strategic priorities in the works for Kitimat RCMP

Cracking down on the drug trade is one of four areas of concentration for the detachment this year

Mental health, domestic violence, road safety, and drug awareness/prevention are the four new strategic priorities the Kitimat RCMP plan tackling in the coming years. (Black Press file)