Malcolm Baxter


So now we know who our new municipal manager - or whatever title he is going to bear - is going to be.

Enbridge exec turns up the heat

Stephen Wuori, Enbridge’s president for Liquids Pipelines, last week issued a call to fight back against the “rumour, misinformation and myth” being circulated by opponents of the energy industry.

KUTE forced to pull pick up plug

It was a tough decision, admits president Barb Hall, but KUTE (Kitimat Understanding the Environment) has decided it has to end its cardboard and paper pick up.

City tax numbers released

With the vote to finally adopt this year’s city budget having been taken, here’s what the municipal portion of 2011 tax bills will look like and the changes compared to last year.

Complete lunacy

If premier Christy Clark wants to continue to draw a distinction between herself and past premier Gordon Campbell, she should trash the lunatic set-up her predecessor put in place during his “green” period.

Harbour master sunk

Council has decided against bringing back the position of harbour master in Kitimat.

Charter issues II

So what’s my problem with the city’s position on Section 226 - Revitalization Tax Exemptions - of the Community Charter?

LNG Co-op business plan outlined

The BC LNG Export Co-operative may not be on the scale of the KM LNG project - it is in fact one fourteenth the size in terms of its annual liquefied natural gas production - but that actually works in its favour.

Charter issues

One of the things council has to do as part of its budget process is pass a five year financial plan for the municipality.

Cullen comments draw scathing response

Nathan Cullen’s comments about Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel (Sentinel, April 6) have drawn the ire of Colin Kinsley.

Retire in Kitimat well received in Edmonton

Retire in Kitimat is more than happy with the results of its March foray into the trade show world.

Let’s hook this title

The other day Allan Hewitson brought it to my attention that the World Fishing Network is holding an Ultimate Fishing Town Canada contest.

The ugly side of Spring

With the vanishing of the snow drifts in my yard, one of the highlights of Spring is the resulting and stunning display of crocus I get to enjoy.

Enbridge challenges politicians to show courage

The Northern Gateway project was bound to be an election issue in Skeena, but Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel moved it to the national stage last Thursday.

RTA signs “significant” KMP contracts

There were lots of smiles at Kitimat Valley Institute last Wednesday afternoon, especially on the faces of the representatives of the companies that had just landed a couple of lucrative contracts.

Another LNG project seeks export okay

LNG Partners LLC, the outfit that has been contemplating an LNG export facility here for a couple of years, has now signalled it is ready to go for it.

Bits and pieces

Let’s start with city council’s latest - and hopefully last - decision on this year’s tax take.

Homeowners taxes now going down 11.07 per cent

City council has finally finalised its 2011 budget.

BC Biz pres upbeat about future for NW

The new president and CEO of the Business Council of BC, Greg D’Avignon, was in Kitimat last week as part of his quest “to understand different parts of the province and economy.”

But he also brought a message to those he met: “The sun is rising for BC, not setting.”

Smelter modernisation – where are we now?

After 14 months off the job, I sat down with Rio Tinto Alcan’s Paul Henning to find out what had happened on the Kitimat Modernisation Project in my absence and what was coming up this year.