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Murray Minchin loves Kitimat and has been here most of his life. Whether it’s sea kayaking down the coast, or fighting for the community and the land, Minchin stays involved with the nature in Kitimat one way or another. (Clare Rayment)

In Our Valley: Murray Minchin

Murray Minchin and his wife, Kathy, spent six months sea kayaking along the B.C. coast

Murray Minchin loves Kitimat and has been here most of his life. Whether it’s sea kayaking down the coast, or fighting for the community and the land, Minchin stays involved with the nature in Kitimat one way or another. (Clare Rayment)
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
In Our Valley: Adam Ferreira

In Our Valley: Adam Ferreira

Adam Ferreira is moving up in the hockey world, and he’s excited to see where it leads

In Our Valley: Adam Ferreira
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Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.

PHOTOS: BC SPCA announces winners in 12th annual wildlife photo contest

From stoats to skunks, bears to bees, amateur photographers capture province at its wildest

People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.
Kitimat residents pitched in to help keep the riverbanks clean during the annual Kitimat River Clean Up on Sept. 13. (District of Kitimat photo)

Keeping the Kitimat River clean

It was another successful year for the Kitimat River Clean Up

Kitimat residents pitched in to help keep the riverbanks clean during the annual Kitimat River Clean Up on Sept. 13. (District of Kitimat photo)
The Kitimat Public Library will be closed this coming weekend, but will be bringing back their Saturday opening hours starting on Sept. 26. (Black Press photo)

Kitimat Public Library to close for recarpeting

The library will be closed starting Thursday (Sept. 17), and will reopen on Monday, Sept. 21

The Kitimat Public Library will be closed this coming weekend, but will be bringing back their Saturday opening hours starting on Sept. 26. (Black Press photo)
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)

Two B.C. Kittens in need medical support after falling from highrises

BC SPCA starts fundraising for kittens in Victoria and Vancouver

Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)
Back to school styles

Back to school styles

Whether in-person or learning from home, it’s always nice to take first day back to school pictures

Back to school styles
Devon Muhlert

Music teacher from Terrace marks 50 years in industry

Jack of all trades Devon Muhlert celebrates milestone amid COVID-19

Devon Muhlert
The District of Kitimat has announced free transit fares to all students in kindergarten to Grade 12. The pilot project runs from Sept. 2020 to Aug. 2021, and will be reviewed in early 2021 to see if it will be renewed. (Black Press photo)

Free student transit fares pilot project in Kitimat

Students from kindergarten to Grade 12 can ride public transit for free starting in September

The District of Kitimat has announced free transit fares to all students in kindergarten to Grade 12. The pilot project runs from Sept. 2020 to Aug. 2021, and will be reviewed in early 2021 to see if it will be renewed. (Black Press photo)
On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about work and labour

The Labour Day weekend, in early September, is a time to celebrate workers

On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)
Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

‘Nothing’s working anymore’: West Kelowna woman shares her fight with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and intestines among other organs

Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Laverne Sunduk caught a fish longer than his grand daughter! His salmon weighed 8.9 lbs, winning him a hidden weight prize at the inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in 2019. (The Northern View file photo)

Last chance to get your derby tickets

The Northern View Second Annual Tyee Fishing Derby is this Saturday

Laverne Sunduk caught a fish longer than his grand daughter! His salmon weighed 8.9 lbs, winning him a hidden weight prize at the inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in 2019. (The Northern View file photo)
Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex will be reopening its squash courts, fitness room, and spin classes on Sept. 14, with COVID-19 hours and restrictions in places. (Black Press photo)

Tamitik Sports Complex reopening some activities

The pool remains closed for the time being, but a few activities will start up again Sept. 14

Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex will be reopening its squash courts, fitness room, and spin classes on Sept. 14, with COVID-19 hours and restrictions in places. (Black Press photo)
The Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club golf course and driving range are temporarily closed as of Sept. 1 due to extremely wet weather. (Black Press photo)

Kitimat golf club closed due to wet weather

The Club said it is monitoring course conditions and will notify people when it reopens

The Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club golf course and driving range are temporarily closed as of Sept. 1 due to extremely wet weather. (Black Press photo)
BC Hydro is completing planned outages for repairs and maintenance again, after stopping them temporarily due to to COVID-19 restrictions. The next one for Kitimat will occur overnight from Sept. 14 to 15. (Black Press photo)

Planned power outage for Kitimat, Kitamaat Village

Power will be out for about 6.5 hours, so updates can be done at the Minette Substation

BC Hydro is completing planned outages for repairs and maintenance again, after stopping them temporarily due to to COVID-19 restrictions. The next one for Kitimat will occur overnight from Sept. 14 to 15. (Black Press photo)
Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)

QUIZ: The bare facts about bears

As summer ends, bear sightings will become more common. How much do you know about bears?

Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)
Kitimat Fishing Derby Labour Day weekend

Kitimat Fishing Derby Labour Day weekend

There will be cash and prizes for largest overall coho, as well as largest men’s, women’s, and youth

Kitimat Fishing Derby Labour Day weekend
The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Exploring the World Wide Web

On Aug. 23, 1991, the World Wide Web was released to the public. How much do you know about the web?

The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)