Marilyn Wolfe, Scott Simpson, Devin Wall, Travis Wilson, Kitimat mayor Phil Germuth and Chris Armstrong. (Photo Gerry Leibel)

City West officially launches its storefront in Kitimat

The event also raised over $500 for the Humane Society

It was a win all round for Kitimat today as CityWest officially opened its storefront with a customer appreciation barbecue.

Kitimat Humane Society manager Maryann Ouellet and her team of volunteers were on hand to prepare and serve hamburgers and hot dogs to a hungry lunchtime crowd who lined up for their food and to make a donation.

The money donated, $540, all went directly to the Humane Society.

The storefront has been open since April, but City West decided to officially open it while giving something back to the community.

“It’s organizations like the Kitimat Humane Society that contribute to the health of communities like Kitimat, and we’re very happy to partner with them for our celebration,” said CityWest CEO Chris Marett.

CityWest customer service vice president Tina Lussier said the company saw economic conditions in Kitimat improving.

“We thought this would be a great time to re-open our storefront and provide the community with an improved customer experience,” said Lussier.

READ MORE: CityWest announces the decision to re-open its storefront

Over the last five years, CityWest has spent over $3 million in capital investments in Kitimat, which went towards upgrading its network.

The company has also invested more money into its community channel, which now has its own space adjacent to the main Kitimat CityWest office.

Community TV Manager Devin Wall said moving the channel to Kitimat would allow the channel to bring even better programming to the north.

“It’s been great having our headquarters in Kitimat and we’re as excited as the rest of the community to see what the future brings,” said Wall.

Email the newsroom

Visit our Facebook page

Typos? Email the editor!

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Kitimat Humane Society manager Maryann Ouellet flipping burgers for a hungry crowd. (Photo Gerry Leibel)

Just Posted

Kitamaat women complete the three-peat at All Native

Haisla team unstoppable in final as they rout Hazelton; Adelia Paul back to back MVP

No injuries reported following Kitimat Scotiabank robbery

RCMP release image of man wanted in connection with robbery

Northern Health recommends self-quarantine for people returning from Hubei

The healthcare provider said it isn’t neccessary for healthy children to wear face masks

Wet’suwet’en return to camps near Houston, Coastal GasLink workers move through: First Nation

Opponents of a pipeline who support the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have reoccupied camps at centre of arrests

Municipal water passes lead tests with flying colours

You may, however, want to test your water at home

VIDEO: Ottawa wants quick, peaceful resolution to pipeline protests, Trudeau says

The protests have manifested themselves as blockades on different rail lines across the country

Canucks acquire forward Tyler Toffoli from Kings in push for playoffs

Vancouver sends Schaller, Madden, pick to L.A.

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

Wet’suwet’en and B.C. government have been talking Aboriginal title for a year

Coastal GasLink says it has agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometre route

Trudeau tightlipped on plan to end protests ‘quickly and peacefully’

The prime minister, who cancelled a two-day trip to Barbados this week to deal with the crisis at home

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

Canadian standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

The protocols set out how health workers should protect themselves and their patients

Monday marks one-year anniversary of man missing from Langley

42-year-old B.C. man, Searl Smith, was last seen leaving Langley Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 2019

BC Ferries sailings filling up Family Day Monday

More than 20 sailings added between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen for long weekend

Most Read