Trevor Hewitt

Rio Tinto lowered the flags to half-mast this morning in recognition of National Day of Mourning on April 28. (Facebook photo)

District, local unions pay respects to fallen workers for National Day of Mourning

In 2019, 140 people in B.C. died from a workplace injury or disease

Rio Tinto lowered the flags to half-mast this morning in recognition of National Day of Mourning on April 28. (Facebook photo)
The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation (KGHF) teamed up with Rio Tinto and a number of local businesses to create 65 gift bags to be handed out to nurses at Kitimat General Hospital, Mountainview Lodge, Haisla Health Centre and Rio Tinto.                                 Facebook photo

Kitimat General Hospital Foundation donations appreciation bags to local healthcare workers

Everything in the 65 bags handed out by the KGHF is local

The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation (KGHF) teamed up with Rio Tinto and a number of local businesses to create 65 gift bags to be handed out to nurses at Kitimat General Hospital, Mountainview Lodge, Haisla Health Centre and Rio Tinto.                                 Facebook photo
Kitimat SAR says hikers that became lost were well-prepared

Kitimat SAR says hikers that became lost were well-prepared

Two hikers became lost around the Coho Flats Trail system on April 23

Kitimat SAR says hikers that became lost were well-prepared
Phil Germuth. The District of Kitimat mayor gave a number of updates on District facilities during his April 30 community COVID-19 update. (Gerry Leibel photo)

‘It is up to all of us’: Kitimat mayor says most facilities will stay closed for now

The District has opened its off-leash dog park and tennis court to the public

Phil Germuth. The District of Kitimat mayor gave a number of updates on District facilities during his April 30 community COVID-19 update. (Gerry Leibel photo)
A photo of the 3D-printed mask straps local millwright Devin Baer has made for workers at Kitimat General Hospital. (Contributed photo)

Kitimat millwright creates 3D-printed mask straps for hospital workers

Devin Baer has 3D printed mask straps and head supports for Kitimat General Hospital workers

A photo of the 3D-printed mask straps local millwright Devin Baer has made for workers at Kitimat General Hospital. (Contributed photo)
A photo of the 3D-printed mask straps local millwright Devin Baer has made for workers at Kitimat General Hospital. (Contributed photo)

Local millwright creates 3D-printed mask straps for hospital workers

Devin Baer has 3D printed mask straps and head supports for KGH workers

A photo of the 3D-printed mask straps local millwright Devin Baer has made for workers at Kitimat General Hospital. (Contributed photo)
The Kitimat Food Bank’s haul from their 2018 Thanksgiving food drive. The organization has experienced a decrease in usage since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, however that hasn’t stopped numerous organizations from creating an uptick of donations for them. (File photo)

Kitimat Food Bank usage down, donations up amid COVID-19 pandemic

Food Bank usually sees over 120 users in April; had only seen 60 by April 21

The Kitimat Food Bank’s haul from their 2018 Thanksgiving food drive. The organization has experienced a decrease in usage since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, however that hasn’t stopped numerous organizations from creating an uptick of donations for them. (File photo)
Masks made by Hall. (Contributed photo)

Unit leader for Kitimat mask making group looking for sewing volunteers

Annie Hall said she has fabric for locals interested in helping to sew masks

Masks made by Hall. (Contributed photo)
Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club. The club has recently announced a number of new anti-COVID-19 measures. (File photo)

Kitimat golf club says it will revoke playing privileges of those not respecting social distancing

The club is asking anyone feeling unwell or who has travelled within 14 days to stay home

Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club. The club has recently announced a number of new anti-COVID-19 measures. (File photo)
The District of Kitimat recently passed the first two readings of a zoning amendment proposing to add Recreation Facility as a permitted principal use for land zoned as C10 Agriculture Commercial, in response to a local bid for a electric Go-Kart facility. (File photo)

Council passes first two readings of zoning amendment for proposed indoor Go-Kart arena

The proposed business would be located at 207 Loganberry Avenue.

The District of Kitimat recently passed the first two readings of a zoning amendment proposing to add Recreation Facility as a permitted principal use for land zoned as C10 Agriculture Commercial, in response to a local bid for a electric Go-Kart facility. (File photo)
A tent and camping site. A number of residents from Kitimat and the surrounding area say they disagree with a recent decision to include camping, both front and backcountry, one of the activities cancelled by the Province until at least the end of May. (File photo)

Some residents unhappy with Province-wide camping bans

When it comes to recent directives by BC Parks, not everyone is a happy camper

A tent and camping site. A number of residents from Kitimat and the surrounding area say they disagree with a recent decision to include camping, both front and backcountry, one of the activities cancelled by the Province until at least the end of May. (File photo)
Former Kitimat resident and Winterhawk Skylar Pacheco recently signed a contract to play with Les Gothiques d’Amiens of France’s Ligue Magnus. (Facebook photo)

Former Winterhawk signs contract with French hockey league

Skylar Pacheco will be playing for Les Gothiques d’Amiens of France’s Ligue Magnus

Former Kitimat resident and Winterhawk Skylar Pacheco recently signed a contract to play with Les Gothiques d’Amiens of France’s Ligue Magnus. (Facebook photo)
Cans falling into a recycling container. (File photo)

Kitimat recycling facility reopens, only accepting cardboard currently

The facility had been closed since March 18

Cans falling into a recycling container. (File photo)
The Anchusa Scott, an invasive plant found in the Okanagan. An invasive plant report presented to council on April 6 identified 30 species within the District that had taken up roots. (File photo)

Councillors differ on invasive plant management

From 2018 to 2019 the area of all infestations grew to 9.67 hectares, up from 7.20 in 2018

The Anchusa Scott, an invasive plant found in the Okanagan. An invasive plant report presented to council on April 6 identified 30 species within the District that had taken up roots. (File photo)
Tax season. (File photo)

District votes unanimously to continue flat tax rate at 2019 rate

2020’s tax rate will be set at $649, 2019’s rate plus a 3 per cent increase for budget increase

Tax season. (File photo)
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, LNG Canada says has continued to hit critical construction milestones and is committed to delivering its first load of liquefied natural gas to global markets by the middle of the decade. (File photo)

Despite COVID-19, LNG Canada committed to first cargo delivery by middle of decade

The company says it has hit recent construction milestones despite impacts of COVID-19

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, LNG Canada says has continued to hit critical construction milestones and is committed to delivering its first load of liquefied natural gas to global markets by the middle of the decade. (File photo)
A photo from August 31, 2019 showing the smoke along the North Hirsch valley down to Kitimat. (Jules Jelev/Photo)

Dyke Road barricades removed by District

According to provincial rules, pedestrians can still access trails and the riverbank

A photo from August 31, 2019 showing the smoke along the North Hirsch valley down to Kitimat. (Jules Jelev/Photo)
Coastal Gas Link pipe. The company is two-thirds finished clearing the route at the Section 8 point of its project which runs from north of Morice Lake to Kitimat. (File photo)

CGL two-thirds finished right of way for Kitimat section of pipeline route

Pipe deliveries are scheduled to continue to the area until April 2021

Coastal Gas Link pipe. The company is two-thirds finished clearing the route at the Section 8 point of its project which runs from north of Morice Lake to Kitimat. (File photo)

District of Kitimat Council passes two motions on COVID-19

Both motions specifically concern out-of-region workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rio Tinto’s BC Works in Kitimat. (File photo)

Workers only flying in if local replacements unavailable: Rio Tinto

The company says it will inform the District if it has to fly any additional workers in

Rio Tinto’s BC Works in Kitimat. (File photo)