Sam Konnert

From left to right, the quintet consists of Pascal Lafreniére, Sylvain LaPointe, Jason de Carufel, Frédéric Gagnon and Sylvain Arsenal. (photo courtesy of Kitimat Concert Association)

Kitimat Concert Association presents Christmas with Buzz Brass

The critically acclaimed quintet will present classic and modern Christmas songs

From left to right, the quintet consists of Pascal Lafreniére, Sylvain LaPointe, Jason de Carufel, Frédéric Gagnon and Sylvain Arsenal. (photo courtesy of Kitimat Concert Association)
Construction is well underway on the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace. The expected completion is Sept. 2024, but it will take approximately 18 months afterward to begin transferring patients and services. (Photo courtesy Northern Health Authority).

New Terrace hospital won’t detract from Kitimat services: Northern Health

Every change in services will be an improvement for the region, according to officials

Construction is well underway on the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace. The expected completion is Sept. 2024, but it will take approximately 18 months afterward to begin transferring patients and services. (Photo courtesy Northern Health Authority).
Dev poses in his hometown of Pune. After exploring sports management opportunities at home, he decided to come to Canada for work. (submitted photo)

In Our Valley: Dev Mohokar

Finding a home in Kitimat thanks to a sport he’s never played

Dev poses in his hometown of Pune. After exploring sports management opportunities at home, he decided to come to Canada for work. (submitted photo)
3:16 p.m. The trawler MV Raw Spirit is docked at Berth 2 at the Port Alberni Port Authority while a log barge passes in the middle of the Alberni Inlet. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP slams Liberal government over foreign ownership of B.C. fishing licences

Taylor Bachrach urges federal government to heed 2019 recommendations

3:16 p.m. The trawler MV Raw Spirit is docked at Berth 2 at the Port Alberni Port Authority while a log barge passes in the middle of the Alberni Inlet. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Ice Demons shake the Kangaroo players hands after losing 12-1. Absences are to blame for the loss according to coaching staff (photo via Quesnel Kangaroos).

Kitimat Ice Demons outscored 26 to 8 during tough road trip

The team had only 13 players for the trip

The Ice Demons shake the Kangaroo players hands after losing 12-1. Absences are to blame for the loss according to coaching staff (photo via Quesnel Kangaroos).
Fair-goers play games at the Lakes District Fall Fair in Burns Lake before the pandemic. The fair received $12,000 in support from the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society. (Lakes District News file photo)

Four community building projects receive funding in Nechako region

Funding for a community hall, easing veterinary shortages, fall fair and fixing algae blooms

Fair-goers play games at the Lakes District Fall Fair in Burns Lake before the pandemic. The fair received $12,000 in support from the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society. (Lakes District News file photo)
Kitimat v. Rampage in playoffs last winter. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Penalties melt Ice Demons in a 5-0 loss to the Rampage

The team received 30 minutes in penalties — some deserved, some not, according to coaching staff

Kitimat v. Rampage in playoffs last winter. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Tahltan president Chad Norman Day (third from the right) stands with Minister of Forests Katrine Conroy (fourth from the right) and others in Victoria on Oct. 18, 2022. The parties struck a deal to develop a wildlife regime to protect Tahltan wildlife, culture and way of being. (B.C. Government photo)

Tahltan Central Government and province of B.C. agree to create wildlife stewardship program

The program will have joint wildlife governance, management and data collection.

Tahltan president Chad Norman Day (third from the right) stands with Minister of Forests Katrine Conroy (fourth from the right) and others in Victoria on Oct. 18, 2022. The parties struck a deal to develop a wildlife regime to protect Tahltan wildlife, culture and way of being. (B.C. Government photo)
British Columbians are once again heading to the polls to cast their votes in municipal elections being held across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Kitimat election 2022 sees 3 incumbent councillors and mayor return for another term

Preliminary results also sees two first timer nominees elected to council

British Columbians are once again heading to the polls to cast their votes in municipal elections being held across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ice Demons goaltender Thomas Mildenderger stretches out to save a shot by a River Kings’ forward. Mildenderger kept the River Kings in the game and it will prove to be an important asset if he can stay healthy. (Credit River Kings Facebook)

Ice Demons lose season opener, but expect strong season

The 7-3 loss highlighted what is and what isn’t working

Ice Demons goaltender Thomas Mildenderger stretches out to save a shot by a River Kings’ forward. Mildenderger kept the River Kings in the game and it will prove to be an important asset if he can stay healthy. (Credit River Kings Facebook)
Artist’s illustration of the proposed floating Cedar LNG location situated just off the Bish Creek Forest Service Road outside of Kitimat. (Cedar LNG illustration)

Public comment period on Cedar LNG closes; concerns remain

The group says the project does not properly consider upstream emmissions

Artist’s illustration of the proposed floating Cedar LNG location situated just off the Bish Creek Forest Service Road outside of Kitimat. (Cedar LNG illustration)
A grizzly bear and its two cubs are seen in the Khutzeymateen Inlet near Prince Rupert, B.C., Friday, June, 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Extremely high number of bear reports in and around Kitimat

Conservation officers are asking residents to be bear aware.

A grizzly bear and its two cubs are seen in the Khutzeymateen Inlet near Prince Rupert, B.C., Friday, June, 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Kitimat RCMP officers were among the first responders honoured at an inaugural event organized by the Rotary Club of Kitimat and sponsored by local businesses. (Submitted photo)

First responders recognition event raises funds for Kitimat charities

$4,500 was split between the Kitimat Hospital Foundation and Kid Sport.

Kitimat RCMP officers were among the first responders honoured at an inaugural event organized by the Rotary Club of Kitimat and sponsored by local businesses. (Submitted photo)
Prince Rupert tug boat captain Troy Pearson (right) and Charlie Cragg (left) lost their lives on Feb. 11, 2021. Families say the penalty does not do justice. (Photo: supplied)

Transport Canada fines Wainwright Marine $52,000 for 2021 tugboat sinking near Kitimat that killed two

Families and politicians call for stronger rules and harsher penalties to protect tugboat workers

Prince Rupert tug boat captain Troy Pearson (right) and Charlie Cragg (left) lost their lives on Feb. 11, 2021. Families say the penalty does not do justice. (Photo: supplied)
Flames and smoke billow from a home on Swan St. Sept. 21. RCMP arrested the resident of the home after he allegedly rammed through his garage door into a police truck before setting the fire. (Jean Nidd photo)

Kitimat man taken into custody after lighting his home on fire: police

Suspect rams his vehicle into garage door and police truck before setting fire

Flames and smoke billow from a home on Swan St. Sept. 21. RCMP arrested the resident of the home after he allegedly rammed through his garage door into a police truck before setting the fire. (Jean Nidd photo)
Aerial shot of LNG Canada’s Cedar Valley Lodge, which accommodates workers on the natural gas project site in Kitimat. The Indigenous Resource Network believes the cap would endanger Indigenous investments in oil and gas like this one and others the Haisla First Nation is involved with. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)

Indigenous group opposes Liberal government emissions cap policy

Resource Network says policy jeopardizes Indigenous investments in oil and gas projects

Aerial shot of LNG Canada’s Cedar Valley Lodge, which accommodates workers on the natural gas project site in Kitimat. The Indigenous Resource Network believes the cap would endanger Indigenous investments in oil and gas like this one and others the Haisla First Nation is involved with. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Wed. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen Sept. 30.

Excitement builds as the Kitimat Saax unveil their new jerseys

The imagery of the logo is a reflection of the Kitimat community

Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Wed. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen Sept. 30.
A “closed’ sign hangs in a store window. Rising operating costs, lack of demand and hikes in interest rates are significantly affecting small businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian business bankruptcies on the rise with no signs of slowing

54 per cent of business owners are yet to return to normal, pre-pandemic revenue levels

A “closed’ sign hangs in a store window. Rising operating costs, lack of demand and hikes in interest rates are significantly affecting small businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Mario Rayna, center, chants with others at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, near Rachel, Nev. People gathered at the gate inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax. (AP Photo/John Locher)

UFO sightings on the rise in B.C., Alberta? At least, according to researchers

British Columbians are more likely to claim to see UFOs than the rest of Canada

Mario Rayna, center, chants with others at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, near Rachel, Nev. People gathered at the gate inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be sacred space. The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted

Cancer patient plans sacred space in Kootenay hospital

The space will allow patients to focus on emotional wellness and find support from their peers.

Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be sacred space. The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted