Kitimat Northern Sentinel

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Water Quality Advisory in effect for Kitimat

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

  • Oct 28, 2020
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WorkSafeBC is investigating after a death at a Kitimat concrete plant last Friday (Oct. 23) (Black Press file photo)

BC Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC investigating after death at Kitimat worksite

The fatality occurred last Friday (Oct. 23) and investigations into the incident are underway

  • Oct 27, 2020
WorkSafeBC is investigating after a death at a Kitimat concrete plant last Friday (Oct. 23) (Black Press file photo)
Bob Rypma, left, and Jim Tiviotdale, former and current Kitimat Flying Club presidents, respectively, standing on the moss-covered runway at the Kitimat Air Park, which will be redone in the coming year thanks to a grant approved by the BC Airports Access Program. (Clare Rayment photo)

Kitimat Air Park to get major refurbishment, helipad

The club has been in the process of applying for the grant for two years, including two applications

  • Oct 27, 2020
Bob Rypma, left, and Jim Tiviotdale, former and current Kitimat Flying Club presidents, respectively, standing on the moss-covered runway at the Kitimat Air Park, which will be redone in the coming year thanks to a grant approved by the BC Airports Access Program. (Clare Rayment photo)
Nechako Toastmasters member Eleanor Kendall performing a speech as Mrs. Claus at a meeting when they were still meeting in person, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Wanda Shaw photo)

Turning fears into confidence: Kitimat Toastmasters go online amidst COVID-19

Nechako Toastmasters have moved virtual amidst COVID-19 restrictions

  • Oct 27, 2020
Nechako Toastmasters member Eleanor Kendall performing a speech as Mrs. Claus at a meeting when they were still meeting in person, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Wanda Shaw photo)
Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School in Kitimat scored a 1.7 out of 10 on the Fraser Institute’s annual school report cards. This is the lowest the school has ever scored, where they usually average around a 5. (Black Press Media photo)

‘Developing a sense of belonging’: Kitimat high school unconcerned by Fraser Institute’s report card ranking

The Institute's annual school report cards gave Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary a 1.7 out of 10

  • Oct 26, 2020
Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School in Kitimat scored a 1.7 out of 10 on the Fraser Institute’s annual school report cards. This is the lowest the school has ever scored, where they usually average around a 5. (Black Press Media photo)
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Clare’s Corner: Yes, love is strange – and an addiction

A little bit of love to help get you through those Monday blues

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Ellis Ross (left), BC Liberal party, celebrated with his wife, Tracey after being named the preliminary winner of the 2020 snap provincial election. (Cameron Ehl photo)

Ross presumptive Skeena winner in snap B.C. election

Election outcome will not be official until mail-in ballots are counted

  • Oct 25, 2020
Ellis Ross (left), BC Liberal party, celebrated with his wife, Tracey after being named the preliminary winner of the 2020 snap provincial election. (Cameron Ehl photo)
Advance polling begins on Oct. 15, 2020, across B.C. in the 2020 snap election. (Black Press files)

It’s Election Day in B.C.: Here’s what you need to know to vote in Skeena riding

B.C.'s snap election has already broken records for advance voter turnout, mail-in ballots

  • Oct 24, 2020
Advance polling begins on Oct. 15, 2020, across B.C. in the 2020 snap election. (Black Press files)
Voting has officially closed throughout B.C. for the 2020 snap provincial election. (Clare Rayment)

Map of Skeena polling stations

Watch the updates on the map below as polling stations are counted throughout Skeena riding

  • Oct 24, 2020
Voting has officially closed throughout B.C. for the 2020 snap provincial election. (Clare Rayment)
Independent candidate Martin Holzbauer, BC NDP candidate Nicole Halbauer, and incumbent BC Liberal candidate Ellis Ross. (Jake Wray/Clare Rayment/Black Press)

Skeena candidates talk Indigenous issues

Residential schools, Coastal GasLink Pipeline, and rights and title among issues addressed

  • Oct 24, 2020
Independent candidate Martin Holzbauer, BC NDP candidate Nicole Halbauer, and incumbent BC Liberal candidate Ellis Ross. (Jake Wray/Clare Rayment/Black Press)
Martin Holzbauer, independent, Nicole Halbauer, BC NDP, and Ellis Ross, BC Liberal Party, are the candidates for the Skeena riding in the upcoming provincial election. (Terrace Standard/BC NDP)

Skeena candidates talk northwest education

Online learning access and early childhood education were common themes

  • Oct 24, 2020
Martin Holzbauer, independent, Nicole Halbauer, BC NDP, and Ellis Ross, BC Liberal Party, are the candidates for the Skeena riding in the upcoming provincial election. (Terrace Standard/BC NDP)
Kitimat residents heading in to vote at their designated polling station at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School. Oct. 24, 2020. Clare Rayment photo.

Skeena residents make their way to the polls

Residents in Terrace, Kitimat, and surrounding communities are out voting for Election Day

  • Oct 24, 2020
Kitimat residents heading in to vote at their designated polling station at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School. Oct. 24, 2020. Clare Rayment photo.
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Clare’s Corner: Giving thanks despite the negatives

Thanksgiving may have passed, but it's never too late to count your blessings

  • Oct 22, 2020
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Police look for vehicle after dangerous driving incident

The driver was speeding and failed to pull over for police

  • Oct 22, 2020
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Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminum smelter at Kitimat competes against producers in the Middle East and Russia that have no carbon tax. (Rio Tinto)

B.C. carbon tax highest in Canada, export industries unprotected

B.C. NDP, B.C. Liberals say they're looking at exemptions

Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminum smelter at Kitimat competes against producers in the Middle East and Russia that have no carbon tax. (Rio Tinto)
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The car was trapped, with its driver inside, in a ditch off Hirsch Creek Main near Onion Lake overnight Monday (Oct. 19). Oct. 20, 2020. Kitimat RCMP photo.

Man found after spending overnight stuck in car in a ditch near Onion Lake

Kitimat RCMP said the man was stuck there overnight for about 10 hours

  • Oct 20, 2020
The car was trapped, with its driver inside, in a ditch off Hirsch Creek Main near Onion Lake overnight Monday (Oct. 19). Oct. 20, 2020. Kitimat RCMP photo.
A cup of tea can be a great hand-warmer on a cold day. (submitted)

Clare’s Corner: Tea: it picks you up, it does not let you down

A good cup of tea never fails to brighten up the day

  • Oct 18, 2020
A cup of tea can be a great hand-warmer on a cold day. (submitted)
A map created by Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, which assesses the sensitivity of Canada’s Pacific Coast to oil spills. This map highlights the Douglas Channel and other inlets and waterways around Kitimat and out to the coast. (Clear Seas map)

Douglas Channel scores ‘medium’ to high’ on oil spill sensitivity study

The study was done by a not-for-profit group specializing in sustainable marine shipping

  • Oct 17, 2020
A map created by Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, which assesses the sensitivity of Canada’s Pacific Coast to oil spills. This map highlights the Douglas Channel and other inlets and waterways around Kitimat and out to the coast. (Clear Seas map)
Jody Craven of Kitimat has been announced as the BC Libertarian Party’s candidate for North Coast riding MLA on Oct. 5. (Jody Craven photo)

Jody Craven of Kitimat in the running for North Coast MLA

BC Libertarian Party has announced Craven as North Coast candidate for riding

  • Oct 16, 2020
Jody Craven of Kitimat has been announced as the BC Libertarian Party’s candidate for North Coast riding MLA on Oct. 5. (Jody Craven photo)