Jacob Lubberts

April MacLeod (left) and Sue Thorne (right) checking out one of the four new Salamander Crossing signs that are scattered across the Kildala area. (Walter Thorne photo)

Guest Column – Sue Thorne

Have you seen the new signs in Kildala?

April MacLeod (left) and Sue Thorne (right) checking out one of the four new Salamander Crossing signs that are scattered across the Kildala area. (Walter Thorne photo)
Kentron Construction transporting the used insulated storage container, that they bought from Aqua Clear, so they can store ice for their paving and cement contracts. Ice helps to slow down the cement hydration process. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Kentron buys ice container for upcoming concrete projects

They decided it was more cost-efficient to buy a shipping container off their previous ice supplier

Kentron Construction transporting the used insulated storage container, that they bought from Aqua Clear, so they can store ice for their paving and cement contracts. Ice helps to slow down the cement hydration process. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
The Haisla Braves in action against the Terrace Providers. (Photos Gerry Leibel)

Soccer action – all weekend long

Two women’s teams will play two exhibitions, with nine men’s teams committed to the tournament

The Haisla Braves in action against the Terrace Providers. (Photos Gerry Leibel)
(Festivals Kitimat banner)

Canada Day scaled back this year in Kitimat

Canada Day parade, water fight tour with Mayor and Canada Day fireworks won’t be hosted this year.

(Festivals Kitimat banner)
The LNG storage tank is a huge round structure, which is still under construction, holds all the liquified natural gas before it’s piped into ships. (LNG Canada photo)

LNG Canada marks milestone with core processing units being installed

LNG plant received three pieces of equipment which are critical to the gas liquefaction process

The LNG storage tank is a huge round structure, which is still under construction, holds all the liquified natural gas before it’s piped into ships. (LNG Canada photo)
Carol Dale in Ottawa, receiving her WISE Award, which is a wisdom, initiative, skills and experience award for 50 company owners over the age of 50. (Photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Carol Dale

Carol keeps the diva in her alive, not giving into retirement

Carol Dale in Ottawa, receiving her WISE Award, which is a wisdom, initiative, skills and experience award for 50 company owners over the age of 50. (Photo supplied)
(Black Press file)

Water Quality Advisory in effect for Kitimat

The advisory is due to increased turbidity levels in the Kitimat River

(Black Press file)
(Black Press file photo)

Kitimat Save-On-Foods fundraising to install a new rainbow crosswalk for parking lot

“I think any little thing we can do to help with awareness is a really great step for us”

(Black Press file photo)
The fence option chosen for the 461 Quatsino Boulevard development is the red lines that border the site plan. The fence will be roughly six feet high with the exception of the fence bordering Cranberry Street which will be eight feet high. (Boni Maddison Architects photo)

Kitimat council grants $42,000 to TSWA for additional fencing costs

Residents demanded that an eight-foot-high fence be built on the southwest side of the building

The fence option chosen for the 461 Quatsino Boulevard development is the red lines that border the site plan. The fence will be roughly six feet high with the exception of the fence bordering Cranberry Street which will be eight feet high. (Boni Maddison Architects photo)
The District of Kitimat Leisure Services Department plans to raise their fees again, starting September 1. (District of Kitimat photo)

Kitimat Leisure Services Department plan to raise fees again, starting September 1

A bylaw needs to be approved by council, in an open council meeting, before increases and changes

The District of Kitimat Leisure Services Department plans to raise their fees again, starting September 1. (District of Kitimat photo)
Coast Mountains School District No. 82 acting superintendent of schools, Janet Meyer, talks about policies and procedures relating to the death of Diversity Morgan, a LGBTQ+ student. (Black Press file)

School District 82 to revisit policy after transgender student’s death

Diversity’ death has created a deeper resolve for CMSD 82 to continue doing the work they started

Coast Mountains School District No. 82 acting superintendent of schools, Janet Meyer, talks about policies and procedures relating to the death of Diversity Morgan, a LGBTQ+ student. (Black Press file)
CVSE officer checking out all the trucks before the convoy, which started at Riverlodge Recreational Centre in Kitimat BC and finished at the George Little Park in Terrace BC. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

VIDEO: Kitimat truck drivers rally together in honour of 215 bodies discovered at Kamloops Residential School

The convoy started at Riverlodge Recreational Centre and finished at the George Little Park

CVSE officer checking out all the trucks before the convoy, which started at Riverlodge Recreational Centre in Kitimat BC and finished at the George Little Park in Terrace BC. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Outside the Kitimat RCMP police station, Diversity Morgan’s family and Kitimat RCMP come together for a pride flag-raising ceremony. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
With heavy hearts, the Kitimat RCMP hosted a pride flag ceremony to highlight the RCMP’s commitment to inclusion and diversification, as well as honouring the passing of 15-year-old transgender student, Diversity Morgan, from Kitimat.
Speeches were given by Staff Sergeant Graham Morgan, Mayor Phil Germuth, Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith, and Diversity’s father, Mike Wilson.
“We are gathered here for the pride flag ceremony, but in my mind, we’re gathered here in solidarity for anyone who’s ever experienced prejudice or discrimination. […] Today we celebrate what makes us all unique individuals,” Mayor Phil Germuth said in his speech at the pride flag ceremony.
Struggling to get the words out, Crystal Smith, Haisla Nation’s chief councillor, emphasized her condolences to Diversity’s family in her speech sharing her similar experiences as well as acknowledging the need for education around these subjects.
Diversity’s father, Mike Wilson, said he wished that everyone was there under different circumstances but was grateful to see the turnout and the support from the community.
In honour of Diversity, the Kitimat RCMP also lowered their Canadian flag to half-mast, to bring awareness for people who are experiencing discrimination and are in need of additional support.
The Kitimat RCMP also stated that they will be lowering their Canadian flag around this time every year as a visual representation of LGBTQ+.
Kitimat Save-On-Foods also donated water and snacks for the ceremony.

Kitimat RCMP host pride flag ceremony in memory of Diversity Morgan

“We’re gathered here in solidarity for anyone who’s ever experienced prejudice or discrimination”

Outside the Kitimat RCMP police station, Diversity Morgan’s family and Kitimat RCMP come together for a pride flag-raising ceremony. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
With heavy hearts, the Kitimat RCMP hosted a pride flag ceremony to highlight the RCMP’s commitment to inclusion and diversification, as well as honouring the passing of 15-year-old transgender student, Diversity Morgan, from Kitimat.
Speeches were given by Staff Sergeant Graham Morgan, Mayor Phil Germuth, Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith, and Diversity’s father, Mike Wilson.
“We are gathered here for the pride flag ceremony, but in my mind, we’re gathered here in solidarity for anyone who’s ever experienced prejudice or discrimination. […] Today we celebrate what makes us all unique individuals,” Mayor Phil Germuth said in his speech at the pride flag ceremony.
Struggling to get the words out, Crystal Smith, Haisla Nation’s chief councillor, emphasized her condolences to Diversity’s family in her speech sharing her similar experiences as well as acknowledging the need for education around these subjects.
Diversity’s father, Mike Wilson, said he wished that everyone was there under different circumstances but was grateful to see the turnout and the support from the community.
In honour of Diversity, the Kitimat RCMP also lowered their Canadian flag to half-mast, to bring awareness for people who are experiencing discrimination and are in need of additional support.
The Kitimat RCMP also stated that they will be lowering their Canadian flag around this time every year as a visual representation of LGBTQ+.
Kitimat Save-On-Foods also donated water and snacks for the ceremony.
(Haisla First Nation logo)

Haisla Nation host walk for strength and series of virtual sessions for Indigenous History Month

The purpose of the walk is to bring Haisla Nation members together and show their collective support

(Haisla First Nation logo)
The District of Kitimat will be awarding business owners with a store front up to $5,000 to cover up to 50 per cent of exterior renovations. (Norhtern Development logo)

The District of Kitimat is awarding $5,000 to storefront owners for exterior renovations

The district has set aside $20,000 this year and non-profits are also eligible

The District of Kitimat will be awarding business owners with a store front up to $5,000 to cover up to 50 per cent of exterior renovations. (Norhtern Development logo)
Ron getting loose and sipping a glass of the family’s favourite greek amber spirit, Metaxa. (Photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Ron Lechner

Retired part-time singer and Rio Tinto lifer: Ron Lechner

Ron getting loose and sipping a glass of the family’s favourite greek amber spirit, Metaxa. (Photo supplied)
Map of the road work that will be completed this summer. The streets highlighted in red are what the district planned on completing before additional funding, and the streets highlighted in orange is the road works that will be done with the additional funding. (District of Kitimat photo)

$1.1 million allocated for road work this year in Kitimat

Kitimat council has added $470,000 for more work by deferring four other projects.

Map of the road work that will be completed this summer. The streets highlighted in red are what the district planned on completing before additional funding, and the streets highlighted in orange is the road works that will be done with the additional funding. (District of Kitimat photo)
Hirsch Creek Golf Course Volunteer, Augie Penner, talking about how he continues the tradition, set by Joe Atamchuck, to catch and release fry that keep spawning at the course. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

VIDEO: Kitimat golf course volunteers making moves for the fishlings

During the highwater season, salmon are known to lay their eggs in the ponds at the golf course

Hirsch Creek Golf Course Volunteer, Augie Penner, talking about how he continues the tradition, set by Joe Atamchuck, to catch and release fry that keep spawning at the course. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Ocean Wise’s cetacean photogrammetry research program uses aerial images collected by boat-launched drones to measure the body condition of whales. (Ocean Wise Marine Mammal License MML-18 photo)

LNG Canada commits $750K to whale research, conservation initiative

Ocean Wise education team will work alongside educational and Indigenous leaders in the area

Ocean Wise’s cetacean photogrammetry research program uses aerial images collected by boat-launched drones to measure the body condition of whales. (Ocean Wise Marine Mammal License MML-18 photo)
The Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre will be closed from June 28 until September 13 for annual facility maintenance as well as teach pool and decking repairs. (Black Press photo)

Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre closed: June 28 – September 13

The aquatic centre will be closed for annual facility maintenance

The Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre will be closed from June 28 until September 13 for annual facility maintenance as well as teach pool and decking repairs. (Black Press photo)