Malcolm Baxter

BC Biz pres upbeat about future for NW

The new president and CEO of the Business Council of BC, Greg D’Avignon, was in Kitimat last week as part of his quest “to understand different parts of the province and economy.”

But he also brought a message to those he met: “The sun is rising for BC, not setting.”

Coastal community ferry concept gets another look

It may be some way from being launched, but mayor Joanne Monaghan is excited by a proposed ferry service that would take in Kitimat, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Hartley Bay and Klemtu.

It’s great to be poor

I heard it again and again during council’s three day deliberations on this year’s municipal budget.These are tough times.

Smelter modernisation – where are we now?

After 14 months off the job, I sat down with Rio Tinto Alcan’s Paul Henning to find out what had happened on the Kitimat Modernisation Project in my absence and what was coming up this year.

The good old days

Having covered Kitimat Health Advocacy Group meetings, I can’t help admiring the members’ dedication and determination when it comes to protecting health care in this community.

Fisheries minister in hot water

If federal Fisheries minister Gail Shea thought her February 15 announcement on halibut allocation for 2011 was an end to the matter for now, she quickly found out otherwise.

Enbridge not impressing Channel Watch

Enbridge not impressing Channel Watch

For all Enbridge’s assurances about its proposed Northern Gateway Project, Dieter Wagner remains unconvinced.

Enbridge not impressing Channel Watch

PNG sells interest in Pacific Trail Pipeline

Apache Canada and EOG Canada are sole owners of the planned Pacific Trail Pipeline that will feed the LNG plant they are looking at building in Kitimat.