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Nechako Elementary School students from Miss Scotts grade six glass and Miss Gueguens grade six class showing off their two new murals that will be replacing the old ones behind them. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Grade 6 students replace old murals outside school in Kitimat

Students worked with a local artist on a project, replacing the old panels outside of the school.

Nechako Elementary School students from Miss Scotts grade six glass and Miss Gueguens grade six class showing off their two new murals that will be replacing the old ones behind them. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
being a retired school teacher in Kitimat, one reason Pam Vollrath got involved in the Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition was because of her concerns around the long-term effects of sulphur dioxide exposure to children going to schools she taught at. “If something is not right, I want to try to do something about it,” Pam said. “I think in general teachers are that way. Whether it be for the children in their charge or for other issues around them.” (Little Honey B Photography)

How Kitimat is catching its breath

For every 1,000 people who live in Kitimat, 12.4 have asthma and 21.4 have COPD

being a retired school teacher in Kitimat, one reason Pam Vollrath got involved in the Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition was because of her concerns around the long-term effects of sulphur dioxide exposure to children going to schools she taught at. “If something is not right, I want to try to do something about it,” Pam said. “I think in general teachers are that way. Whether it be for the children in their charge or for other issues around them.” (Little Honey B Photography)
The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual luncheon with Mayor Phil Germuth, to discuss the council’s strategic plan that will take place over the next few years. (Kitimat chamber of Commerce poster)

Council to focus on LNG construction impact

More housing also on its ‘to do’ list

The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual luncheon with Mayor Phil Germuth, to discuss the council’s strategic plan that will take place over the next few years. (Kitimat chamber of Commerce poster)
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PTE propane project put on hold

PTE is still committed to the LPG project but is unaware of when it will be back in full swing

(Pacific Traverse Energy logo)
A small tornado touched down briefly the afternoon of July 4 in Houston. (Image courtesy of Jordan Porth)

Tornado touches down in Houston B.C.

VIDEO: Tornado briefly touches down in Houston, B.C.

A small tornado touched down briefly the afternoon of July 4 in Houston. (Image courtesy of Jordan Porth)
Mental health, domestic violence, road safety, and drug awareness/prevention are the four new strategic priorities the Kitimat RCMP plan tackling in the coming years. (Black Press file)

New strategic priorities in the works for Kitimat RCMP

Cracking down on the drug trade is one of four areas of concentration for the detachment this year

Mental health, domestic violence, road safety, and drug awareness/prevention are the four new strategic priorities the Kitimat RCMP plan tackling in the coming years. (Black Press file)
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Heat warning issued for Kitimat and Terrace July 5 -6

Environment Canada estimates daytime temperatures to go up to 30 C

(Black Press file)
April MacLeod (left) and Sue Thorne (right) checking out one of the four new Salamander Crossing signs that are scattered across the Kildala area. (Walter Thorne photo)

Guest Column – Sue Thorne

Have you seen the new signs in Kildala?

April MacLeod (left) and Sue Thorne (right) checking out one of the four new Salamander Crossing signs that are scattered across the Kildala area. (Walter Thorne photo)
Theresa Tait-Day is seeking the Conservative Party nomination for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)
Theresa Tait-Day is seeking the Conservative Party nomination for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)

VIDEO: Fire levels historic Anglican church in northwest B.C. on Canada Day

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak was destroyed late at night on July 1

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)
Kentron Construction transporting the used insulated storage container, that they bought from Aqua Clear, so they can store ice for their paving and cement contracts. Ice helps to slow down the cement hydration process. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Kentron buys ice container for upcoming concrete projects

They decided it was more cost-efficient to buy a shipping container off their previous ice supplier

Kentron Construction transporting the used insulated storage container, that they bought from Aqua Clear, so they can store ice for their paving and cement contracts. Ice helps to slow down the cement hydration process. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
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Canada Day scaled back this year in Kitimat

Canada Day parade, water fight tour with Mayor and Canada Day fireworks won’t be hosted this year.

(Festivals Kitimat banner)
Birgitte Bartlett from Tears to Hope Society installs a relay-leg marker along the route from Prince Rupert to Terrace on Hwy 16. (Photo courtesy, Birgitte Bartlett)
Birgitte Bartlett from Tears to Hope Society installs a relay-leg marker along the route from Prince Rupert to Terrace on Hwy 16. (Photo courtesy, Birgitte Bartlett)
The LNG storage tank is a huge round structure, which is still under construction, holds all the liquified natural gas before it’s piped into ships. (LNG Canada photo)

LNG Canada marks milestone with core processing units being installed

LNG plant received three pieces of equipment which are critical to the gas liquefaction process

The LNG storage tank is a huge round structure, which is still under construction, holds all the liquified natural gas before it’s piped into ships. (LNG Canada photo)
Flags and lights are seen as a vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The board of trustees of Edmonton Catholic Schools has voted unanimously to rename an elementary school bearing the name of a bishop who helped set up residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Trustees vote to remove Catholic bishop’s name from Edmonton elementary school

Officials decide to remove part of a mural depicting Vital-Justin Grandin from the school’s exterior

Flags and lights are seen as a vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The board of trustees of Edmonton Catholic Schools has voted unanimously to rename an elementary school bearing the name of a bishop who helped set up residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
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Water Quality Advisory in effect for Kitimat

The advisory is due to increased turbidity levels in the Kitimat River

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(Black Press file photo)

Kitimat Save-On-Foods fundraising to install a new rainbow crosswalk for parking lot

“I think any little thing we can do to help with awareness is a really great step for us”

(Black Press file photo)
Naomi Bracken, mother of 39-year-old Joshua Benson who died in August last year, has filed a lawsuit against Northern Health accusing them of medical negligence at Kitimat General Hospital. ( Black Press file photo)

Indigenous woman files lawsuit against Northern Health citing medical negligence in son’s death

Naomi Bracken’s lawsuit is the second one filed against Northern Health’s Kitimat General Hospital this year

Naomi Bracken, mother of 39-year-old Joshua Benson who died in August last year, has filed a lawsuit against Northern Health accusing them of medical negligence at Kitimat General Hospital. ( Black Press file photo)
Three-year old Gabriel takes aim with the water features at the Rotary Splash Park in Terrace as temperatures ticked above 30-degrees in July, 2018. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Record heat forecast for Kitimat this weekend

Fire prohibitions and expert tips for staying safe in the heat this weekend

Three-year old Gabriel takes aim with the water features at the Rotary Splash Park in Terrace as temperatures ticked above 30-degrees in July, 2018. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Machinery sitting at the new Mills Memorial Hospital site prior to the start of construction on May 28, 2021. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Mills hospital work camp called expensive, unnecessary

Local union president calls for local hire mandate

Machinery sitting at the new Mills Memorial Hospital site prior to the start of construction on May 28, 2021. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)