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The Kitimat River in July. (Clare Rayment photo)

Good News, Kitimat!

Bringing some local good news to your week

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

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Corrado Colombo, with his wife, Lucy. Colombo is from Italy, but met Kitimat born-and-raised Lucy on one of his annual fishing trips to Kitimat in the early 2000s.

In Our Valley: Corrado Colombo

Corrado Colombo never expected that an annual fishing trip to Kitimat would change his life

Santa and an elf at the City Centre Mall in Kitimat several years ago. (Black Press file photo)

Santa Claus is coming to Kitimat!

The Northern Sentinel wants to know what you would like to ask Santa Claus this holiday season

Santa and an elf at the City Centre Mall in Kitimat several years ago. (Black Press file photo)
Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)
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All I want for Christmas is…food!

The Kitimat Northern Sentinel wants to publish your holiday recipes

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Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
The community mailboxes at Hwy 37 and Oolichan, Cablecar subdivision in Kitimat, which will soon have more secure parcel compartments. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)

New secure parcel compartments coming to Cablecar community mailbox site

The compartments are being added to help accommodate the growing popularity of online shopping

The community mailboxes at Hwy 37 and Oolichan, Cablecar subdivision in Kitimat, which will soon have more secure parcel compartments. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
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Paul Sherman works as a pharmacist, but outside of work, he’s an avid traveller, a single dad, and a guy who really enjoys outdoor sports.

In Our Valley: Paul Sherman

Having a real impact in the health and lives of others — and his own — is why Sherman does what he does

(Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Paul Sherman works as a pharmacist, but outside of work, he’s an avid traveller, a single dad, and a guy who really enjoys outdoor sports.
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Former Kitimat resident Fred Rodrigo, sitting down during his interview for the 75 Years Later: The Sounds of Freedom documentary about the Canadian liberation of the Netherlands during World War II.

Former Kitimat resident stars in Second World War documentary

Fred Rodrigo talked about his experience during the Canadian liberation of the Netherlands in WWII

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Former Kitimat resident Fred Rodrigo, sitting down during his interview for the 75 Years Later: The Sounds of Freedom documentary about the Canadian liberation of the Netherlands during World War II.
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District of Kitimat ‘strongly encourages’ face mask usage in public, indoor DOK facilities

The protocol follows recent recommendations of the Provincial Medical Health Officer

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The Cenotaph in Kitimat on Remembrance Day 2020. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)

VIDEO: Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Kitimat moved online

The ceremony was live streamed on the Legion’s Facebook page

The Cenotaph in Kitimat on Remembrance Day 2020. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
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Mike Langegger is Kitimat born and raised, and has always made an effort to respect and give back to the nature and wildlife that he grew up around.

In Our Valley: Mike Langegger

Langegger has been involved with conservationism and the outdoors for as long as he can remember

(Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Mike Langegger is Kitimat born and raised, and has always made an effort to respect and give back to the nature and wildlife that he grew up around.
Promo picture for the documentary, <em>75 Years Later: The Sounds of Freedom</em>, which highlights stories from the Canadian liberation of the Netherlands during WWII. (HiKu Productions photo)

Former Kitimat resident to star in documentary

Fred Rodrigo talks about his experience during the Canadian liberation of the Netherlands in WWII

Promo picture for the documentary, <em>75 Years Later: The Sounds of Freedom</em>, which highlights stories from the Canadian liberation of the Netherlands during WWII. (HiKu Productions photo)
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Kayla Abram, a Grade 10 students at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, seen here with her robotic hand that she built and coded herself. Oct. 23, 2020. Clare Rayment photo.

No ‘bots’ about it: Mount Elizabeth’s new robotics classes a hit

Move over, WALL-E, there are new robots in town thanks to the students at MEMSS

Kayla Abram, a Grade 10 students at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, seen here with her robotic hand that she built and coded herself. Oct. 23, 2020. Clare Rayment photo.
Vanessa Lopez is the general manager of the MStar Hotel in Kitimat, but originally worked at the Gya’Wa’Tlaab Healing Centre in Kitamaat Village, as her schooling was in psychology with a focus on addictions and mental health. (Clare Rayment)

In Our Valley: Vanessa Lopez

Lopez found that her knowledge of psychology has helped in her career — in hospitality

Vanessa Lopez is the general manager of the MStar Hotel in Kitimat, but originally worked at the Gya’Wa’Tlaab Healing Centre in Kitamaat Village, as her schooling was in psychology with a focus on addictions and mental health. (Clare Rayment)