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A Unifor Local 2301 poster that highlights the Rio Tinto and Kemano workers are looking for jobs, pensions, benefits, health, safety, community, and respect within their new collective agreement. (Unifor Local 2301 poster)

Kitimat smelter and Kemano power operations workers vote unanimously in favour of a strike

The union decided that a strike is the most efficient way to get their demands across to the company

A Unifor Local 2301 poster that highlights the Rio Tinto and Kemano workers are looking for jobs, pensions, benefits, health, safety, community, and respect within their new collective agreement. (Unifor Local 2301 poster)
The Nechako Centre building was a retail space built in 1955. The building is now vacant and is listed for sale for $4.4Million. Sitting on 0.72 acres, the building is currently under a redevelopment/revitalization process. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)

Kitimat council continue to work on Nechako Centre plans

Planning staff believe that creating a concept plan will help revitalize the Nechako Centre lands

The Nechako Centre building was a retail space built in 1955. The building is now vacant and is listed for sale for $4.4Million. Sitting on 0.72 acres, the building is currently under a redevelopment/revitalization process. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)
On June 1, Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation and Darcy McKeown, owner of Progressive Ventures Construction, pose for a photo during the groundbreaking ceremony that was held in Kitamaat Village for the development of a new Haisla Youth Centre, which will be adjacent to the soccer field. (Haisla Nation video screenshot)

New youth centre coming to Kitamaat Village

Haisla Youth Centre will have supportive spaces for counselling, tutoring and mental health

On June 1, Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation and Darcy McKeown, owner of Progressive Ventures Construction, pose for a photo during the groundbreaking ceremony that was held in Kitamaat Village for the development of a new Haisla Youth Centre, which will be adjacent to the soccer field. (Haisla Nation video screenshot)
A boat was stolen from MK Bay Marina on July 11, 2021. Kitimat RCMP are asking anyone that may have seen the boat prior to it going missing or if spotted on the waterways to call the Kitimat RCMP or Crime Stoppers. (Kitimat RCMP photo)

Boat stolen from MK Bay Marina in Kitimat

The boat also has an aluminum hull with a tan soft top and a 9hp Yamaha kicker motor on the back

A boat was stolen from MK Bay Marina on July 11, 2021. Kitimat RCMP are asking anyone that may have seen the boat prior to it going missing or if spotted on the waterways to call the Kitimat RCMP or Crime Stoppers. (Kitimat RCMP photo)
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Distracted drivers top Kitimat survey

Out of the 336 pedestrians counted, 90 of them failed to take precautions while using the crosswalk

(Jacob Lubberts photo)
Haisla Nation Hereditary Chiefs watching the Haisla Braid singers and dancers at the opening ceremonies for the Every Child Matters soccer tournament. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Kitimat Canada Day celebrations scaled back following horrific residential school discoveries

Ceremonies began at the Riverlodge Recreational sports fields, for the ECM soccer tournament

Haisla Nation Hereditary Chiefs watching the Haisla Braid singers and dancers at the opening ceremonies for the Every Child Matters soccer tournament. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Hydro keeping eye on large wildfire burning near transmission line

The Brenda Creek wildfire in Central Okanagan is still classified as out of control

A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The District of Kitimat (DoK) has allocated $16,000 to change most of the annual plants to perennial plantings and gardening methods. Some of the main changes will switch the flowers in the downtown core, Centennial Park, Coughlin Park, Kitimat Fire Hall, and Nechako Centre, to perennial plants. (District of Kitimat photo)

District of Kitimat spending $16k in switch to perennial plants

Main changes will be downtown, Centennial Park, Coughlin Park, Kitimat Fire Hall, and Nechako Centre

The District of Kitimat (DoK) has allocated $16,000 to change most of the annual plants to perennial plantings and gardening methods. Some of the main changes will switch the flowers in the downtown core, Centennial Park, Coughlin Park, Kitimat Fire Hall, and Nechako Centre, to perennial plants. (District of Kitimat photo)
The Rio Tinto “red” tents as well as the picnic tables at the Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club. (Kitimat Chamber of Commerce photo)

Rio Tinto comes up big with patio furniture

Kitimat restaurants get the chance to get their hands on some free outdoor furniture for the season

The Rio Tinto “red” tents as well as the picnic tables at the Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club. (Kitimat Chamber of Commerce photo)
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Kitimat poverty reduction plan receives $25k funding

Kitimat will be receiving funding through the province to develop poverty reduction plans

  • Jul 15, 2021
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There’s a reason why electric clocks are running faster these days. (Black Press file)
There’s a reason why electric clocks are running faster these days. (Black Press file)
Family friends will be going down to Kelowna on Thursday and will be dropping off cards to the family, showing love and support from the community. (Cards for Cailen poster)

Kitimat community comes together to help family after son dies in Kelowna crane collapse

Cailen Vilness, 23, lost his life in the crane collapse that occurred in Kelowna, July 12, 2021

Family friends will be going down to Kelowna on Thursday and will be dropping off cards to the family, showing love and support from the community. (Cards for Cailen poster)
Adeana Young was selected on July 12 to run as the Green Party candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Submitted Photo/Green Party of Canada Skeena-Bulkley Valley EDA)

Greens choose Adeana Young as candidate for Skeena—Bulkley Valley

Young has served on the Old Massett village council and as a School District 50 trustee

Adeana Young was selected on July 12 to run as the Green Party candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Submitted Photo/Green Party of Canada Skeena-Bulkley Valley EDA)
The new Mountainview Lodge bus, known as the Freedom Wheeler, will give residents of the lodge a better opportunity to get out and about in the community and region. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Mountainview Lodge Mobility Project complete: the bus is here

The bus will allow residents to get out and about in the community and region.

The new Mountainview Lodge bus, known as the Freedom Wheeler, will give residents of the lodge a better opportunity to get out and about in the community and region. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COVID-19 keeps Larry Walker out of all-star festivities

B.C. baseball great will be inducted into Hall of Fame in September

Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
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Alternate access trail along Kitimat River created

The new road will be used by Coastal GasLink for equipment transportation

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Terrace soccer team taking a group photo after winning first place in the Every Child Matter soccer tournament which took place from July 1 to July 4 at the Riverlodge Recreational Centre sports fields and at the soccer field in Kitamaat Village. (Tournament photo)

Terrace takes home gold for Every Child Matters Soccer Tournament

With local hotels booked up for the weekend, the tournament had a major turnout of players and fans.

Terrace soccer team taking a group photo after winning first place in the Every Child Matter soccer tournament which took place from July 1 to July 4 at the Riverlodge Recreational Centre sports fields and at the soccer field in Kitamaat Village. (Tournament photo)
The clinic will run out of the Kitimat General Hospital, July 14. (File photo)

Drop-in vaccine clinic at Kitimat General Hospital on Thursday: July 15

The clinic will be in the evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The clinic will run out of the Kitimat General Hospital, July 14. (File photo)
Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)

Campaign continues for ICBC rate fairness in rural areas

Former Telkwa mayor submits argument to provincial regulator

Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)
Northwest Regional Airport employees prepare to unload an Airbus A230 on June 30, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northwest Regional Airport to host Airbus A320 flights

Flights to be operated by Air Canada three times per week

Northwest Regional Airport employees prepare to unload an Airbus A230 on June 30, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)