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Lois Godfrey, left, and Marjorie Phelps, president of the Kitimat Food Bank, unpacking food onto the tables in the Food Bank during the 2020 BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. Similar to the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Phelps and others will be spending this week packing up Christmas Hampers, which will be given out to individuals and families from Dec. 14 to 18. (Clare Rayment)

Kitimat Food Bank Christmas Hampers 2020

A note from the Kitimat Food Bank in the final week before Christmas Hampers are sent out

Lois Godfrey, left, and Marjorie Phelps, president of the Kitimat Food Bank, unpacking food onto the tables in the Food Bank during the 2020 BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. Similar to the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Phelps and others will be spending this week packing up Christmas Hampers, which will be given out to individuals and families from Dec. 14 to 18. (Clare Rayment)
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Milo Bolton, son of DeBorgia Clarke, trying spaghetti for the first time.

Good News, Kitimat!

Bringing some local good news to your week

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Milo Bolton, son of DeBorgia Clarke, trying spaghetti for the first time.
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Sandra has been doing yoga since 1998 and has found it has helped her push through mental and physical blocks in her life since she first began.

In Our Valley: Sandra Luis

Sandra Luis has been doing yoga for over 20 years and encourages others to give it a try

(Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Sandra has been doing yoga since 1998 and has found it has helped her push through mental and physical blocks in her life since she first began.
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
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Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
The Kitimat River in July. (Clare Rayment photo)

Good News, Kitimat!

Bringing some local good news to your week

The Kitimat River in July. (Clare Rayment photo)
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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

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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.
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)
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.

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
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)
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)
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

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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.
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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.