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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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All I want for Christmas is…food!

The Kitimat Northern Sentinel wants to publish your holiday recipes

(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.

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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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.
(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.

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)
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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)
Michelle Marentette outside the beginnings of her haunted house in Kitimat, which she's been doing for about 12 years now. Oct. 23, 2020. Clare Rayment photo.

Staying spooky and safe this Halloween in Kitimat

Most residents are still handing out candy and trying to make the best out of this year’s Halloween

Michelle Marentette outside the beginnings of her haunted house in Kitimat, which she's been doing for about 12 years now. Oct. 23, 2020. Clare Rayment photo.
Louise Avery is the longest serving Curator and Director at the Kitimat Museum. Here, she’s standing in front of the new Haisla Heritage Section, which they worked hard on with Haisla members and organizations to ensure it was an accurate and respectful display of artifacts.

In Our Valley: Louise Avery

Louise Avery has been the Director and Curator at the Kitimat Museum for over 24 years

Louise Avery is the longest serving Curator and Director at the Kitimat Museum. Here, she’s standing in front of the new Haisla Heritage Section, which they worked hard on with Haisla members and organizations to ensure it was an accurate and respectful display of artifacts.
Courtney Preyser is a music teacher and librarian for several schools in Kitimat, and her passion for music and literacy shows in her work. (Clare Rayment)

In Our Valley: Courtney Preyser

Preyser grew up with a passion for music and literacy, which shows in her work and life everyday

Courtney Preyser is a music teacher and librarian for several schools in Kitimat, and her passion for music and literacy shows in her work. (Clare Rayment)
Keep a lookout for monsters around Kitimat during the week leading up to Halloween. (Black Press file photo)

Lions and tigers and…monsters? Oh my!

Find monsters hiding around town during the week leading up to Halloween to be entered for a prize

Keep a lookout for monsters around Kitimat during the week leading up to Halloween. (Black Press file photo)
Liz Thorne is president of the Snow Valley Ski Club, and has been involved with the club and cross country skiing for over 30 years. (Clare Rayment)

In Our Valley: Liz Thorne

Thorne has been involved with the Snow Valley Ski Club for over 30 years

Liz Thorne is president of the Snow Valley Ski Club, and has been involved with the club and cross country skiing for over 30 years. (Clare Rayment)
Tristen Rutsatz is one of the head lifeguards at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre, and has been for the past five years. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)

In Our Valley: Tristen Rutsatz

Rutsatz has worked as a lifeguard for almost eight years, and plans to continue in aquatics

Tristen Rutsatz is one of the head lifeguards at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre, and has been for the past five years. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Cori Boguski has dedicated much of her life to physical fitness and wants to share the importance of moving your body with both the young and the old throughout Kitimat. (Clare Rayment photo)

In Our Valley: Cori Boguski

Kitimat-born and raised, Cori Boguski has always made physical fitness a key element in her life

Cori Boguski has dedicated much of her life to physical fitness and wants to share the importance of moving your body with both the young and the old throughout Kitimat. (Clare Rayment photo)
Todd Gesshe is Kitimat’s new Horticulturist, and he’s excited to continue keeping the greenery alive and beautiful in the town. (Clare Rayment photo)

In Our Valley: Todd Gesshe

Gesshe is the new Horticulturist with the District of Kitimat

Todd Gesshe is Kitimat’s new Horticulturist, and he’s excited to continue keeping the greenery alive and beautiful in the town. (Clare Rayment photo)
Eden Robinson (centre) at the premiere of her book-to-film adaptation, Monkey Beach, with her mother, Winnie Robinson (left) and extended family member Nina Shaw. The premiere was part of the Vancouver International Film Festival and took place at Tillicum Twin Theatres in Terrace on Sept. 24. (Clare Rayment photo)

‘Monkey Beach’ a hit at VIFF premiere in Terrace

The film was based on the novel by local Haisla author Eden Robinson

Eden Robinson (centre) at the premiere of her book-to-film adaptation, Monkey Beach, with her mother, Winnie Robinson (left) and extended family member Nina Shaw. The premiere was part of the Vancouver International Film Festival and took place at Tillicum Twin Theatres in Terrace on Sept. 24. (Clare Rayment photo)
Tai chi, playing the flute, and the Kitimat Food Bank are just some of the things that Robin and Bill Willis are involved with. (Clare Rayment)

In Our Valley – Bill and Robin Willis

From food for the stomach to food for the soul, the Willis’ make sure everyone gets their fill

Tai chi, playing the flute, and the Kitimat Food Bank are just some of the things that Robin and Bill Willis are involved with. (Clare Rayment)
The rap/hip-hop duo won two awards at the 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards held virtually Friday (Sept. 25) evening. (Submitted/Black Press File photo).

Kitamaat’s ‘Snotty Nose Rez Kids’ win big at 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards

The duo won Indigenous Artist of the Year and Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year

The rap/hip-hop duo won two awards at the 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards held virtually Friday (Sept. 25) evening. (Submitted/Black Press File photo).
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)
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