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A BC Hydro outage is affecting nearly 4000 customers in Kitimat. The cause of the outage is under investigation. (Screenshot/BC Hydro Outage Map)

Power outage in Kitimat affecting close to 4,000 customers

The cause of the outage is under investigation by BC Hydro

Wireless voice and data services are out for those on Telus as of Thursday (Jan. 14) afternoon across Western Canada, Telus Support said in a recent Tweet. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Telus services restored across Western Canada

Telus said they are monitoring the situation to ensure connections remain stable

Wireless voice and data services are out for those on Telus as of Thursday (Jan. 14) afternoon across Western Canada, Telus Support said in a recent Tweet. (Black Press file photo)
The leisure pool at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre will be open Thursday and closed Friday for maintenance, the DoK said in an updated Facebook post Thursday (Jan. 14). (Kitimat Leisure Services photo)

UPDATE: Leisure pool at Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre open Thursday, closed Friday

The leisure pool will be closed Friday (Jan. 15) for maintenance due to a mechanical issue

The leisure pool at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre will be open Thursday and closed Friday for maintenance, the DoK said in an updated Facebook post Thursday (Jan. 14). (Kitimat Leisure Services photo)
The leisure pool at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre has been temporarily closed due to mechanical issues. (Kitimat Leisure Services photo)

Leisure pool closed temporarily at Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre

The leisure pool was closed Wednesday (Jan. 13) and is expected to re-open Saturday (Jan. 16)

The leisure pool at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre has been temporarily closed due to mechanical issues. (Kitimat Leisure Services photo)
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The Haisla Nation Council buildings in Kitamaat Village, which are currently closed as staff continue the work-from-home orders put in place prior to the winter break. (Haisla Nation Council photo)

Case numbers rise as Kitamaat Village preps for arrival of COVID-19 vaccine

Haisla Nation Council said Kitamaat Village will be getting the vaccine “sometime in January”

The Haisla Nation Council buildings in Kitamaat Village, which are currently closed as staff continue the work-from-home orders put in place prior to the winter break. (Haisla Nation Council photo)
‘The Dependants’, a piece by Stan Bevan, whose wood cut works will be shown at an event at the Kitimat Museum & Archives starting Jan. 15. (Stan Bevan artwork)
‘The Dependants’, a piece by Stan Bevan, whose wood cut works will be shown at an event at the Kitimat Museum & Archives starting Jan. 15. (Stan Bevan artwork)
The illegal drugs and other items seized by the Kitimat RCMP at a residence, after they executed a search warrant following a two-week drug trafficking investigation. (Kitimat RCMP photo)

Kitimat RCMP seize several illegal substances in drug trafficking investigation

Money counter, imitation body armour, and machete also among seized items

The illegal drugs and other items seized by the Kitimat RCMP at a residence, after they executed a search warrant following a two-week drug trafficking investigation. (Kitimat RCMP photo)
Project engineer Elise Chow-Stiefvater works on Coastal GasLink’s Kitimat site. (Coastal GasLink)

Free industrial construction training to be offered in Terrace, Kitimat

First aid, WHMIS, other certifications offered during two-week course

Project engineer Elise Chow-Stiefvater works on Coastal GasLink’s Kitimat site. (Coastal GasLink)
Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
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Bringing some local good news to your week

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Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers at the LNG Canada Project site in Kitimat. The most recent outbreak among workers at the project site was just declared over. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers at the LNG Canada Project site in Kitimat. The most recent outbreak among workers at the project site was just declared over. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Black Press file photo

Haisla Bridge lane closed Monday

The bridge will be operating at one lane for majority of the day

Black Press file photo
The fire broke out in a home in the trailer park on Columbia Ave. W, Kitimat Fire and Ambulance said. (Black Press file photo)

Structure fire at Kitimat trailer park

Kitimat Fire and Ambulance were called to the scene on Saturday (Jan 9) evening

The fire broke out in a home in the trailer park on Columbia Ave. W, Kitimat Fire and Ambulance said. (Black Press file photo)
CGL has closed down the two lodges affected to everyone except the essential staff. (Black Press file photo)

All COVID-19 cases associated with Coastal GasLink outbreak deemed recovered

Outbreaks occurred at CGL project accommodation sites in Burns Lake and Nechako Local Health Areas

CGL has closed down the two lodges affected to everyone except the essential staff. (Black Press file photo)
Mills Memorial Hospital is busier with COVID-19 patients now than at any other time in the pandemic. This photo shows the hospital in April 2020, during the early days of the pandemic. (File photo)
Mills Memorial Hospital is busier with COVID-19 patients now than at any other time in the pandemic. This photo shows the hospital in April 2020, during the early days of the pandemic. (File photo)
Black Press file photo

Kitimat non-violent crime severity index jumps almost 20 per cent

The violent crime severity index, however, went down last year

Black Press file photo
Michele Spracklin photo
Michele Spracklin, left, with her son Aleck and their Elf on the Shelf, Okard.

In Our Valley: Michele Spracklin and Okard the Elf

Michele Spracklin’s Elf on the Shelf, Okard, has been bringing joy to the Kitimat community

Michele Spracklin photo
Michele Spracklin, left, with her son Aleck and their Elf on the Shelf, Okard.
Minette Bay, at Minette Bay West Park in Kitimat. One of the two access roads to the park is temporary closed due to subdivision construction. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)

Strawberry Meadows access road to Minette Bay West Park closed

The closure is expected to last into early spring

Minette Bay, at Minette Bay West Park in Kitimat. One of the two access roads to the park is temporary closed due to subdivision construction. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)