Malcolm Baxter

The tax man cometh

A bouquet to city administration for coming up with a much saner way of handling the annual budget process, as outlined in our page 2 story.

Proceed with caution

The election is over and next week mayor and council will be sworn in.

Human error inevitable – so is a spill

Raised in Kitimat and now living in Smithers, Greg Brown is an environmental consultant who has worked on energy issues for the past decade.

Nechako Nations file suit against Rio Tinto Alcan

Rio Tinto Alcan is again the target of a law suit relating to its Kenney Dam/reservoir operations.

Goffinet pleads multi-level bed case

As promised at the Kitimat Health Advocacy Group meeting, chairman Rob Goffinet took the issue of too few multi-level care beds to the Standing Committee on Finance meeting in Smithers.

Haisla council vindicated

A dispute described by Justice Robert Punnett as arising out of “divisive band politics and a conflict over who speaks for the Haisla” ended last Thursday with the BC Supreme Court judge’s decision in a libel law suit.

Enbridge emphasizes its proposed safety measures

Saying the voice of the people at the September 20 Enbridge Education Forum matters, Northern Gateway president John Carruthers added people needed to understand all aspects of the project and the company needed to answer their key questions.

Clark says NW to be BC’s economic engine

“I think British Columbia is going to be the economic engine of Canada and I think the Northwest is going to be the economic engine of BC.”

Premier vows there will be enough power for LNG

While KM LNG waits for a definitive answer from BC Hydro, premier Christy Clark says there will be no problem with electrical supply to the plant - at least the first phase.

Consultation confusion leaves Haisla in limbo

Case law is clear that with a project like Enbridge’s Northern Gateway, the Haisla must be consulted.

Layton’s last post

Every year thousands of Canadians die of some form of cancer.

ICE heats up Pytrade project

Pytrade has finally received word from the province that its application for an Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) grant has been approved.

LNG Co-op export permit going to public hearing

The National Energy Board has announced it will hold a public hearing on the BC LNG Co-op’s application for a gas export licence.

KM LNG buy Eurocan mill site

KM LNG Operating General Partnership announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the former Eurocan pulp and paper mill site from West Fraser.

KHAG membership rejects press ban

The Kitimat Health Advocacy Group annual general meeting approved all the recommended changes put forward by its three directors - except one.

LNG Co-op gives National Energy Board a nudge

Still waiting for word on its application for a licence to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), the BC LNG Export Co-operative has given the National Energy Board (NEB) a gentle push.

RTA applies to complete second tunnel

Rio Tinto Alcan has applied for a permit to complete the half-finished tunnel bored as part of the long-dead Kemano Completion Project (KCP).

Mea culpa

Upon my return from a week off I was informed that at the Monday, June 20 council meeting - while I was sitting on a boat on Stuart Lake spectacularly failing to catch rainbow trout - my name had come up.

Cullen predicts dark days ahead

While the federal budget brought down June 6 by the Conservative government was pretty much a re-run of its March version, Skeena-Bulkley Valley New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen said budget day doesn’t tell the whole story.

Rod and Gun suggests enviro fund

While Kitimat Rod and Gun representative Mike Langegger opened by saying he was neither a lawyer nor “a seasoned public speaker”, he had no difficulty getting his point across at the National Energy Board hearing into the KM LNG export permit.