Local News

School District 82 trustees give back pay increase

Each school will get around $100 for student centred initiatives

Radley and Hirsch Creek Parks in Kitimat officially open for 2020 camping season

Despite the rain, there was a line up outside Radley Park an hour before it opened Friday morning.

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Kitimat Economic Recovery Task Force launches Phase One of Kitimat COVID-19 Business Support

Phase One involves several campaigns to help local businesses overcome COVID-19 related challenges.

Clean energy program aims to help shift remote Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation community to renewable energy sources

The First Nation community of Klemtu is transitioning to renewable energy for future sustainability.

“Canoe building is alive in Haisla Nation”: Haisla man using ancestral methods to construct cedar log canoe

Tomé Cordeiro wants to help bring back the tradition of canoe building to the Haisla community.

Former Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for more RCMP oversight

Nathan Cullen says when groups of people lose trust in police, policing becomes impossible

District of Kitimat council agrees to ask provincial health ministry for collection of race-based data during COVID-19

The data collected will help determine the effects of COVID-19 on more racially-diverse communities.

Missing woman found deceased

Leah Quash was reported last seen the evening of June 15

NW salmon conservation projects picked for funding grant

Gitanyow Fisheries Authority and Skeena Fisheries Commission among seven recipients

‘Most Patriotic House’ Competition, community video among Kitimat’s 2020 Canada Day celebration plans

Canada Day celebrations are going to look different this year amidst social distancing rules.

New Kitimat River Safety Initiatives brought about for fishermen in wake of drownings

Kitimat Search and Rescue and local fishing guides have partnered on new water safety initiatives.

Kitimat Chamber of Commerce holds virtual Flag Raising Ceremony amidst COVID-19 restrictions

The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce is doing a virtual Flag Raising Ceremony amidst COVID-19 distancing.

Rio Tinto provides update on newest air monitoring station adjacent to CN Rail station

Station set up to provide SO2 readings; has been operating since April 27

District of Kitimat approves zoning amendment, gives green light to proposed Go-Kart facility

The amendment will add “Recreation, Commercial” to permitted uses at the subject property

Car goes off road into water on Hwy 37, just north of Humphrey Creek Bridge

A car drove off the road just north of Humphrey Creek Bridge on Hwy 37 Thursday shortly before noon.

Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth joins protest against racism

Protesters also shine spotlight on systemic prejudice agains Indigenous Peoples

Kitimat Bottle Depot reopens, safety measures in place

The Kitimat Bottle Depot reopened June 9, with measures in place to allow for social distancing.

District provides updates on various service reopenings

Riverlodge Recreation Centre now open, Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre still closed