Malcolm Baxter

COLUMN: The winter outlook for Kitimat

Northern Sentinel columnist Malcolm Baxter reports what the winter expectation is.

Kitimat recovering after massive snowfall

Kitimat was hit suddenly with a massive snow fall over the Family Day weekend.

BAXYARD BANTER: Who makes or breaks a provincial election in the Skeena riding

Sentinel columnist Malcolm Baxter breaks down the numbers of the provincial election and sees how the NDP win.

BAXYARD BANTER: Cuts could cost highly

Former Sentinel editor Malcolm Baxter puts Canada Post in the hot seat in this latest column.

Baxyard Banter: Refinery raises reasonable questions

Ex-Northern Sentinel editor weighs in on oil refinery plan in his column Baxyard Banter.

Radley Park: Rescue or Reconfigure?

The Kitimat River started eroding the city’s most popular park in 2006 and by the end of the year three sites had been claimed by the river.

Joint Review Panel: Haisla send clear message

The near two-year road to a Joint Review Panel recommendation on the Northern Gateway pipeline project began last Tuesday....

The tax man cometh

A bouquet to city administration for coming up with a much saner way of handling the annual budget process, as outlined in our page 2 story.

Proceed with caution

The election is over and next week mayor and council will be sworn in.

Monaghan cruises to a second term

Kitimat Municipal Elections held November 19, 2011 final results.

NEB approves KM LNG export licence

The National Energy Board last week approved a long-term liquefied natural gas export licence for the KM LNG project.

Human error inevitable – so is a spill

Raised in Kitimat and now living in Smithers, Greg Brown is an environmental consultant who has worked on energy issues for the past decade.

Nechako Nations file suit against Rio Tinto Alcan

Rio Tinto Alcan is again the target of a law suit relating to its Kenney Dam/reservoir operations.

Enbridge emphasizes its proposed safety measures

Saying the voice of the people at the September 20 Enbridge Education Forum matters, Northern Gateway president John Carruthers added people needed to understand all aspects of the project and the company needed to answer their key questions.

Haisla council vindicated

A dispute described by Justice Robert Punnett as arising out of “divisive band politics and a conflict over who speaks for the Haisla” ended last Thursday with the BC Supreme Court judge’s decision in a libel law suit.

Goffinet pleads multi-level bed case

As promised at the Kitimat Health Advocacy Group meeting, chairman Rob Goffinet took the issue of too few multi-level care beds to the Standing Committee on Finance meeting in Smithers.

Ross gives forum a powerful history lesson

Haisla chief councillor Ellis Ross may not have used up his full time allotment at last Tuesday’s Northern Gateway Educational Forum, but his brevity took nothing away from the message.

Premier vows there will be enough power for LNG

While KM LNG waits for a definitive answer from BC Hydro, premier Christy Clark says there will be no problem with electrical supply to the plant - at least the first phase.

Clark says NW to be BC’s economic engine

“I think British Columbia is going to be the economic engine of Canada and I think the Northwest is going to be the economic engine of BC.”

KHAG to contribute to hospital staff upgrades

The Kitimat Health Advocacy Group (KHAG) is dipping into its bank account to help a couple of local health professionals upgrade.