Jacob Lubberts

On May 15, 2021, eight teams from MEMSS graduating class set off on the Grad 2021 Amazing Race. The teams had 3 hours to solve location clues to 15 challenges spread around town. Each uniquely different task was created, or sponsored, by community businesses or agencies. The teams built robots, programmed sensors, solved puzzles, moved tires, escaped rooms, and shopped for the Food Bank. They golfed, made beds, got wet, memorized, and problem-solved. The Grads of 2021 wish to thank the community for its generous support which made this year’s race truly amazing. (Photos supplied)

Kitimat high school grads sent off with an Amazing Race.

On May 15, 2021, eight teams from MEMSS graduating class set off…

On May 15, 2021, eight teams from MEMSS graduating class set off on the Grad 2021 Amazing Race. The teams had 3 hours to solve location clues to 15 challenges spread around town. Each uniquely different task was created, or sponsored, by community businesses or agencies. The teams built robots, programmed sensors, solved puzzles, moved tires, escaped rooms, and shopped for the Food Bank. They golfed, made beds, got wet, memorized, and problem-solved. The Grads of 2021 wish to thank the community for its generous support which made this year’s race truly amazing. (Photos supplied)
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Water Quality Advisory in effect for Kitimat

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

(Black Press file)
The 2021 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a Cone Zone. (photo supplied)

BC Cone Zone campaign warns Kitimat drivers about increased roadside work this summer

BC Cone Zone Campaign aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries to roadside workers

The 2021 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a Cone Zone. (photo supplied)
The District of Kitimat have completed all the tree removal and grubbing necessary to build the new Haisla Bridge. The bridge is expected to be up and running by 2023. (Black Press file)

Next steps coming for Haisla Bridge Replacement Project

The district plans on the new bridge being operational by 2023.

The District of Kitimat have completed all the tree removal and grubbing necessary to build the new Haisla Bridge. The bridge is expected to be up and running by 2023. (Black Press file)
(Clare Rayment photo)

Kitimat Campgrounds are temporarily closed due to flooding

Campers are being directed to stay at the Riverlodge parking lot for the time being

(Clare Rayment photo)
Council denied a zoning amendment that would allow recreational vehicles (RV’s) to be used as temporary housing in the Vista Village Trailer Park. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Temporary housing denied for Vista Village Trailer Park in Kitimat

accommodations are not available for temporary workers who indirectly work on the LNG Canada project

Council denied a zoning amendment that would allow recreational vehicles (RV’s) to be used as temporary housing in the Vista Village Trailer Park. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
The Yellowhead Highway is an interprovincial highway in Western Canada that runs from Winnipeg to British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo)

District of Kitimat maintains membership with Trans Canada Yellow Highway Association

TCYHA is an association that promotes the development and maintenance of the Yellowhead Corridor

The Yellowhead Highway is an interprovincial highway in Western Canada that runs from Winnipeg to British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo)
Meagan and Amy are a classical music duo who are scheduled to perform in Kitimat, January 2022. (Meagan and Amy website photo)

High hopes and big changes for Kitimat Concert Association for 2022 season

following health orders, the Kitimat Concert Association push back the concert season for 2022.

Meagan and Amy are a classical music duo who are scheduled to perform in Kitimat, January 2022. (Meagan and Amy website photo)
St. Joseph’s Mission operated from July 19, 1891 to June 30, 1981. Chiefs from across B.C. have been meeting at length after Indigenous communities were rocked by the news of the discovery of the remains of 215 children. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Teddy bears will be left on porches tonight in honour of the 215 children found buried in Kamloops

The residential school was operated by the Catholic Church from 1890 to 1969

St. Joseph’s Mission operated from July 19, 1891 to June 30, 1981. Chiefs from across B.C. have been meeting at length after Indigenous communities were rocked by the news of the discovery of the remains of 215 children. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Bill Dawson suited up for his solitary 2021 New Years’ celebration with his wife, Phyllis Dawson. (Photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Bill Dawson

Ex-fire chief still contributing where he can

Bill Dawson suited up for his solitary 2021 New Years’ celebration with his wife, Phyllis Dawson. (Photo supplied)
Queen of the North. (Walter Thorne photo)

It’s Our Heritage – Walter Thorne

The marvellous and treacherous parts of the Douglas Channel and its adjacent waterways

Queen of the North. (Walter Thorne photo)
(Back) Myrna Cronack (L), Diane Plante, Luis Borges, Anne Evans, Vernon Mitchell, (Front) Sylvia Mitchell (L), Jalisa Schaber, Ron Wakita, Avelina Ennis in 2017. Residents and volunteers of Mountainview Lodge used to go on for fishing days with Wakita, with the help of the bus, but haven’t been able to participate in activities like this for several years due to lack of available transportation. (Ron Wakita Photo)

New bus coming for Kitimat’s Mountainview Lodge residents

Mountainview Lodge is getting a new bus so residents can start enjoying some fun activities again.

(Back) Myrna Cronack (L), Diane Plante, Luis Borges, Anne Evans, Vernon Mitchell, (Front) Sylvia Mitchell (L), Jalisa Schaber, Ron Wakita, Avelina Ennis in 2017. Residents and volunteers of Mountainview Lodge used to go on for fishing days with Wakita, with the help of the bus, but haven’t been able to participate in activities like this for several years due to lack of available transportation. (Ron Wakita Photo)
TSWA and Cornerstone Food Share add fry bread to the menu for the BC anti-racism intitiaive. Fry bread is a treat in the Haisla community and is best served with Rogers syrup. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

VIDEO: Traditional fry bread given at Kitimat food share for anti-racism initiative

The TSWA is using food to challenge and identify the racial divide in the community.

TSWA and Cornerstone Food Share add fry bread to the menu for the BC anti-racism intitiaive. Fry bread is a treat in the Haisla community and is best served with Rogers syrup. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
A new electric vehicle charging station will be installed in the upper mall parking lot in City Centre beside the Dairy Queen, in front of the Douglas Place complex. The station is expected to be up and running by this fall. (BC Hydro blueprint)

New level 3 fast-charging station coming to the Kitimat upper mall parking lot

Level three charging station is expected to be installed before the fall of 2021

A new electric vehicle charging station will be installed in the upper mall parking lot in City Centre beside the Dairy Queen, in front of the Douglas Place complex. The station is expected to be up and running by this fall. (BC Hydro blueprint)
Jacob Lubberts with his older sister Taylor-Marie Lubberts, his younger sister Scarlett Weir, and his mother Patricia Dolan. The three women gave him the ability to open up about personal feelings instead of hiding them under a ‘hyper-masculine’ lens. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Column – Jacob’s Junction: it’s time to kick the stigmas

“Some men don’t like to express themselves because it steers away from their hyper-masculine lens”

Jacob Lubberts with his older sister Taylor-Marie Lubberts, his younger sister Scarlett Weir, and his mother Patricia Dolan. The three women gave him the ability to open up about personal feelings instead of hiding them under a ‘hyper-masculine’ lens. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
(Northern Development logo)

Dollars earmarked for communities experiencing rapid growth

The Province plans to increasing collaboration on mutual interests with Indigenous governments

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Council approved a motion to work with the GMHL and bring a new Junior A hockey team to Kitimat. (GMHL Logo/GMHL website)

New unsanctioned GMHL Kitimat hockey club splits Kitimat council

Votes were split between the council as Kitimat already has a sanctioned hockey team

Council approved a motion to work with the GMHL and bring a new Junior A hockey team to Kitimat. (GMHL Logo/GMHL website)
LNG Canada drove the last of their phase one plant piling project. To celebrate, workers drew custom art on the pile to recognize the hard work of the construction team. (LNG Canada photo)

Phase one of the LNG Canada piling project in Kitimat is complete

The piles serve as a foundation to secure the stability of the LNG processing modules

LNG Canada drove the last of their phase one plant piling project. To celebrate, workers drew custom art on the pile to recognize the hard work of the construction team. (LNG Canada photo)
Born in Chandigarh India, Roop Kamal moved to Canada in 2016 and is getting the opportunities she’s always aspired for. Now residing in Kitimat, she isn’t planning on leaving anytime soon. (photo supplied)

In Our Valley: Roop Kamal

Travel bug Roop puts down the suitcase to enjoy the scenery

Born in Chandigarh India, Roop Kamal moved to Canada in 2016 and is getting the opportunities she’s always aspired for. Now residing in Kitimat, she isn’t planning on leaving anytime soon. (photo supplied)
Nine people are seeking one of five councillor spots and there’s a three-way battle for chief councillor. (Haisla Nation photo)

Haisla Nation announces final list of candidates for 2021 council election

The top spot for chief councillor is between Jefferey Sherstabetoff, Paula Smith, and Crystal Smith.

Nine people are seeking one of five councillor spots and there’s a three-way battle for chief councillor. (Haisla Nation photo)