Malcolm Baxter

KHAG told to stay on course

City councillor Bob Corless delivered a warning to the Kitimat Health Advocacy Group at its last meeting - don’t change course.

Enbridge: spills are not inevitable

Enbridge officials say the chance of an oil spill on the water is far from inevitable, the record of new pipelines is clean and, contrary to public perception, not all First Nations are opposed to the project.

Cullen pleased with new role

When NDP official opposition leader Jack Layton announced his shadow cabinet Thursday, Nathan Cullen’s name was not on the list.

HST math

Last week we were treated to the provincial government unveiling its plan to offer a big enough financial incentive - aka bribe - to get British Columbians to back the HST in the upcoming referendum.

Another major KMP contract inked

It was contract signing day again at Rio Tinto Alcan last Tuesday as the company announced who had secured the job of putting in the underground utility corridor.


So now we know who our new municipal manager - or whatever title he is going to bear - is going to be.

KUTE forced to pull pick up plug

It was a tough decision, admits president Barb Hall, but KUTE (Kitimat Understanding the Environment) has decided it has to end its cardboard and paper pick up.

Enbridge exec turns up the heat

Stephen Wuori, Enbridge’s president for Liquids Pipelines, last week issued a call to fight back against the “rumour, misinformation and myth” being circulated by opponents of the energy industry.

Complete lunacy

If premier Christy Clark wants to continue to draw a distinction between herself and past premier Gordon Campbell, she should trash the lunatic set-up her predecessor put in place during his “green” period.

City tax numbers released

With the vote to finally adopt this year’s city budget having been taken, here’s what the municipal portion of 2011 tax bills will look like and the changes compared to last year.

SENIOR RIO Tinto Alcan official Jacynthe Cote, left, with Terrace residents Dawn Martin, Lael McKeown and Val Gauvin at a Kitimat luncheon held May 13.

Smelter project moving right along

WHILE THE Kitimat smelter modernization project may still be waiting for full Rio Tinto Alcan board approval, Jacynthe Cote, president and CEO of the company’s primary metal division, said May 13 that total expenditures by year’s end will have reached $700 million.

SENIOR RIO Tinto Alcan official Jacynthe Cote, left, with Terrace residents Dawn Martin, Lael McKeown and Val Gauvin at a Kitimat luncheon held May 13.

Charter issues II

So what’s my problem with the city’s position on Section 226 - Revitalization Tax Exemptions - of the Community Charter?

Charter issues

One of the things council has to do as part of its budget process is pass a five year financial plan for the municipality.

Retire in Kitimat well received in Edmonton

Retire in Kitimat is more than happy with the results of its March foray into the trade show world.

Cullen comments draw scathing response

Nathan Cullen’s comments about Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel (Sentinel, April 6) have drawn the ire of Colin Kinsley.

The ugly side of Spring

With the vanishing of the snow drifts in my yard, one of the highlights of Spring is the resulting and stunning display of crocus I get to enjoy.

Enbridge challenges politicians to show courage

The Northern Gateway project was bound to be an election issue in Skeena, but Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel moved it to the national stage last Thursday.

RTA signs “significant” KMP contracts

There were lots of smiles at Kitimat Valley Institute last Wednesday afternoon, especially on the faces of the representatives of the companies that had just landed a couple of lucrative contracts.

Another LNG project seeks export okay

LNG Partners LLC, the outfit that has been contemplating an LNG export facility here for a couple of years, has now signalled it is ready to go for it.

Homeowners taxes now going down 11.07 per cent

City council has finally finalised its 2011 budget.