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Rhea Bachand-Dawson posing with her two cooking inspirations, on the left her aunt Celine Bachand and on the right her mom Marie Bachand. (Photo Supplied/Rhea Bachand-Dawson)

A lifelong passion for culinary creation

In Our Valley: Rhea Bachand-Dawson

Kitsumkalum First Nation held its  Joint Venture Round-up from May 25 to 26. (Photo courtesy Diane Collins)

Kitsumkalum First Nation holds economic development forum for stakeholders

Several northwest B.C. industry members attended the meetings held from May 25 to 26

A large part of the study area is either used for parking or is vacant. Existing uses of the lot include, a gas station, assisted living complex, the courthouse, retail, grocery store and RCMP/Victim Services among other facilities in the study area. (District of Kitimat/Graphic)

Lot 14 and Mountainview Square Market Assessment explores uses for the area

Kitimat council heard a report on market assessment research done for Lot…

Representatives of the Indigenomics Institute’s Top 10 to Watch Indigenous businesses are honoured during the Indigenomics conference at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver May 19-20. (Submitted photo)

Tahltan development corp named to Top 10 to Watch Indigenous businesses list

The Indigenomics Institute annually recognizes 10 leading Indigenous businesses

Representatives of the Indigenomics Institute’s Top 10 to Watch Indigenous businesses are honoured during the Indigenomics conference at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver May 19-20. (Submitted photo)
2014 Engineering Inspiration Award at the FRC Greater Toronto East Regional. (Photo submitted/Krysta Peralto)
2014 Engineering Inspiration Award at the FRC Greater Toronto East Regional. (Photo submitted/Krysta Peralto)
The 2021 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a Cone Zone. (photo supplied)

Cone Zone campaign raises awareness about the risks roadside workers face

According to WorkSafeBC stats, two roadside workers in the province were killed last year and 31 were injured and had to miss work after being hit by a vehicle

The 2021 Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down when approaching workers in a Cone Zone. (photo supplied)
A flag has been flown in support of Ukraine in front of the firehall in Kitimat (Kitimat Firefighter Paramedics - IAFF Local 1304/Facebook)

Council updates flag policy

Kitimat council passed a motion that would see them update the policy…

A flag has been flown in support of Ukraine in front of the firehall in Kitimat (Kitimat Firefighter Paramedics - IAFF Local 1304/Facebook)
An evening of strings presented by Mature performers including PNMF President Bonnie Juniper. (PNMF/Facebook)

Pacific Northwest Music Festival comes back singing in Terrace

“We just said no, we’re not going to quit,” PNMF President Bonnie Juniper.

An evening of strings presented by Mature performers including PNMF President Bonnie Juniper. (PNMF/Facebook)
Frank Sapach and his dog Samantha stop in Terrace on their way to Prince George. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

A man and his dog are travelling across Canada to raise awareness for abused, elderly people

Frank Sapach is heading to Prince George along Hwy 16 to file a complaint with Northern Health

Frank Sapach and his dog Samantha stop in Terrace on their way to Prince George. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Flags of various nationalities were raised on May 14 to celebrate the various cultures that make-up Kitimat. (Black Press Media/Christian Apostolovski)

Flags fly at the Kitimat Visitor Centre as event returns to in-person

The event took place on May 14 and saw flags from various nationalities raised in front of the visitor’s centre

Flags of various nationalities were raised on May 14 to celebrate the various cultures that make-up Kitimat. (Black Press Media/Christian Apostolovski)
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
That’s a Kitimat RCMP vehicle parked with one from the provincial conservation officer service and another from federal fisheries. (Submitted photo)

Police probe break and enters and thefts

Kitimat RCMP report for May 6 to May 12

That’s a Kitimat RCMP vehicle parked with one from the provincial conservation officer service and another from federal fisheries. (Submitted photo)
“This is a community that has proven to be stable even during uncertain times,” she said. “I love the family-oriented feel of the community.” (Photo supplied/Manon Joice)
“This is a community that has proven to be stable even during uncertain times,” she said. “I love the family-oriented feel of the community.” (Photo supplied/Manon Joice)
“This is a community that has proven to be stable even during uncertain times,” she said. “I love the family-oriented feel of the community.” (Photo supplied/Manon Joice)
“This is a community that has proven to be stable even during uncertain times,” she said. “I love the family-oriented feel of the community.” (Photo supplied/Manon Joice)
Coastal GasLink has been fined for a second time this year for erosion and sedimentation control violations by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. (CGL photo)

Coastal GasLink receives second fine for erosion control violations

Several inspection by Environmental Assessment Office found non-compliance with EA certificate

Coastal GasLink has been fined for a second time this year for erosion and sedimentation control violations by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. (CGL photo)
Taylor Bachrach stands up to speak in the Chamber during Question Period on 11 February, 2022. (Photo: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP introduces bill to give 16-year-olds right to vote

Taylor Bachrach argues issues of the day have a profound impact on youth

Taylor Bachrach stands up to speak in the Chamber during Question Period on 11 February, 2022. (Photo: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services)
Photo of Katrina Kindrat travelling. (Photo submitted/Katrina Kindrat)
Photo of Katrina Kindrat travelling. (Photo submitted/Katrina Kindrat)
Kitimat RCMP are continuing to investigate and ask anyone that can provide information in this matter or identify suspects to contact police at 250-632-7111. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (Kitimat RCMP photo)

Kitimat RCMP investigating after drugs found near playground

On April 29, a male reported finding a small bag of drugs in the City Centre Park near 952 Wakashan Ave.

Kitimat RCMP are continuing to investigate and ask anyone that can provide information in this matter or identify suspects to contact police at 250-632-7111. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (Kitimat RCMP photo)
Chief Councillor Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (Photo courtesy, Haisla Nation)
Chief Councillor Crystal Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (File photo)
Chief Councillor Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (Photo courtesy, Haisla Nation)
Chief Councillor Crystal Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (File photo)
Anyone with information is asked to call Kitimat RCMP at (250) 632-7111 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477. (File photo)

UPDATE: Teen located and is safe

UPDATE: Kitimat RCMP have located the teen and he is safe.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kitimat RCMP at (250) 632-7111 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477. (File photo)
The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)

Potential boundary shift worries northern B.C. MLAs

Stikine, Skeena and Nechako-Lakes MLAs weigh in

The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)