Kitimat Northern Sentinel

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Vehicle fire on Hwy 37

The vehicle caught fire going up the hill between the Kitimat River Bridge and Onion Lake

  • Oct 9, 2020
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Eden Robinson (centre) at the premiere of her book-to-film adaptation, Monkey Beach, with her mother, Winnie Robinson (left) and extended family member Nina Shaw. The premiere was part of the Vancouver International Film Festival and took place at Tillicum Twin Theatres in Terrace on Sept. 24. (Clare Rayment photo)

‘Monkey Beach’ a hit at VIFF premiere in Terrace

The film was based on the novel by local Haisla author Eden Robinson

  • Oct 8, 2020
Eden Robinson (centre) at the premiere of her book-to-film adaptation, Monkey Beach, with her mother, Winnie Robinson (left) and extended family member Nina Shaw. The premiere was part of the Vancouver International Film Festival and took place at Tillicum Twin Theatres in Terrace on Sept. 24. (Clare Rayment photo)
The three candidates for Skeena riding at the All-Candidates Forum held in Kitimat Wednesday (Oct. 7) evening. Oct. 8, 2020. Clare Rayment photo.

First All-Candidates Forum for snap election held in Kitimat

The Forum brought together all three Skeena riding candidates to answer community-posed questions

  • Oct 8, 2020
The three candidates for Skeena riding at the All-Candidates Forum held in Kitimat Wednesday (Oct. 7) evening. Oct. 8, 2020. Clare Rayment photo.
Kitimat will soon be introducing a new waste management system that will help reduce the amount of waste being sent to the landfill. (District of Kitimat photo)

New waste management system coming to Kitimat

The plan includes collecting yard waste, recycling, and kitchen waste to help reduce landfill usage

  • Oct 8, 2020
Kitimat will soon be introducing a new waste management system that will help reduce the amount of waste being sent to the landfill. (District of Kitimat photo)
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), known in North America for brands including Bud Light, Budweiser, and Labatt, said they are looking forward to partnering with Rio Tinto and working to create more sustainable beer cans for their products. (Columbia and Western Society Facebook photo)

Rio Tinto, AB InBev partner to make more environmentally-friendly beer cans

AB InBev is known in North America for brands such as Bud Light, Labatt, and Michelob ULTRA

  • Oct 6, 2020
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), known in North America for brands including Bud Light, Budweiser, and Labatt, said they are looking forward to partnering with Rio Tinto and working to create more sustainable beer cans for their products. (Columbia and Western Society Facebook photo)
The Haisla Recreation Centre will be closed for about two weeks for plumbing repairs. (Pixabay)

Haisla Recreation Centre closed for repairs

Extensive renovations will be occurring in the bathrooms to fix plumbing issues

  • Oct 5, 2020
The Haisla Recreation Centre will be closed for about two weeks for plumbing repairs. (Pixabay)
The temporary closure of the leisure pool at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre means that the maximum patron load is temporarily reduced to 25 people, due to COVID-19 distancing regulations. (Photo courtesy of Kitimat Leisure Services.)

Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre leisure pool temporarily closed

The leisure pool has been closed due to a "mechanical malfunction," the District of Kitimat said

  • Oct 5, 2020
The temporary closure of the leisure pool at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre means that the maximum patron load is temporarily reduced to 25 people, due to COVID-19 distancing regulations. (Photo courtesy of Kitimat Leisure Services.)
West Coast Olefins Ltd. President and CEO, Ken James, left, with Skeena MLA, Ellis Ross in Kitimat, who are in talks about bringing a new petrochemical plant into the area. (Clare Rayment)

Petrochemical company, West Coast Olefins, looking to build plant near Kitimat

Plans are in the conceptual stages currently and they are speaking with local stakeholders

  • Oct 2, 2020
West Coast Olefins Ltd. President and CEO, Ken James, left, with Skeena MLA, Ellis Ross in Kitimat, who are in talks about bringing a new petrochemical plant into the area. (Clare Rayment)
Community members can register to attend the All-Candidates Forum for Skeena riding candidates, which is being held prior to the 2020 snap provincial election that was called earlier in September. (Black Press file photo)

Skeena riding All-Candidates Forum to be held in Kitimat

Community members in can submit questions in advance to the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce

  • Oct 2, 2020
Community members can register to attend the All-Candidates Forum for Skeena riding candidates, which is being held prior to the 2020 snap provincial election that was called earlier in September. (Black Press file photo)
The Lower Dyke area in Kitimat recently flooded to the high levels of rain the town’s been getting. The area is a key work site for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and much of the pipeline, roadways, and equipment was in- or underwater for several days. (Facebook photo)

Coastal GasLink cleaning up after flooding at Lower Dyke work site in Kitimat

The company said they're focusing on environmental protection in the area at this time

  • Oct 1, 2020
The Lower Dyke area in Kitimat recently flooded to the high levels of rain the town’s been getting. The area is a key work site for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and much of the pipeline, roadways, and equipment was in- or underwater for several days. (Facebook photo)
The Haisla Nation Health Centre team did a walk with their shirts for Orange Shirt Day 2020, to honour the victims of residential schools and their families and loved ones. (Haisla Nation photo)

Kitamaat Village honours Orange Shirt Day from a physical distance

Orange Shirt Day is a time to commemorate the experiences those placed in residential schools faced

  • Oct 1, 2020
The Haisla Nation Health Centre team did a walk with their shirts for Orange Shirt Day 2020, to honour the victims of residential schools and their families and loved ones. (Haisla Nation photo)
The Kitimat Bottle Depot, among others, will soon be issuing $0.10 refunds and deposits for beverage containers one litre in size and over, instead of the current $0.20. (Clare Rayment)

Deposits and refunds halved at B.C. Return-It for containers one-litre and larger

The change is meant to simplify the system and make recycling beverage containers easier for all

  • Sep 30, 2020
The Kitimat Bottle Depot, among others, will soon be issuing $0.10 refunds and deposits for beverage containers one litre in size and over, instead of the current $0.20. (Clare Rayment)
Material that was developed to help continue the teaching of X̄a’islak̓ala, the Haisla language. (Photo courtesy of Rio Tinto)

Word Collection workshop helps record Haisla language for Language Revitalization Program

The words collected will help standardize the Haisla language in the school curriculum

  • Sep 30, 2020
Material that was developed to help continue the teaching of X̄a’islak̓ala, the Haisla language. (Photo courtesy of Rio Tinto)
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RCMP bust five impaired drivers in one day in Terrace and Kitimat

Police were doing road checks as part of distracted driving, seatbelt enforcement campaign

  • Sep 29, 2020
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The team at the security gate has been in place at Kitamaat Village and at other Indigenous communities since the beginning of the pandemic, to minimize COVID-19 cases in the communities, and the checkpoint will now have stricter restrictions for those who wish to access the Village. (Clare Rayment)

Stricter restrictions in place at Kitamaat Village access checkpoint

Those who aren't issued a vehicle pass will need to fill out a screening form prior to arrival

  • Sep 29, 2020
The team at the security gate has been in place at Kitamaat Village and at other Indigenous communities since the beginning of the pandemic, to minimize COVID-19 cases in the communities, and the checkpoint will now have stricter restrictions for those who wish to access the Village. (Clare Rayment)
Construction site of the new apartments buildings that are being constructed in Kitamaat Village. (Haisla Nation photo)

Temporary water shut off in Kitamaat Village

Haisla Nation says water will be off Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to sometime early afternoon

  • Sep 29, 2020
Construction site of the new apartments buildings that are being constructed in Kitamaat Village. (Haisla Nation photo)
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Two-vehicle collision off Hwy 37 and North Hirsch Creek FSR

A vehicle was rear-ended by another shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning

  • Sep 29, 2020
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Water Quality Advisory in effect for Kitimat

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

  • Sep 29, 2020
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The rap/hip-hop duo won two awards at the 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards held virtually Friday (Sept. 25) evening. (Submitted/Black Press File photo).

Kitamaat’s ‘Snotty Nose Rez Kids’ win big at 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards

The duo won Indigenous Artist of the Year and Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year

  • Sep 28, 2020
The rap/hip-hop duo won two awards at the 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards held virtually Friday (Sept. 25) evening. (Submitted/Black Press File photo).
The bank of the Kitimat River opposite Radley Park on Sept. 28, after a weekend of heavy rain. (Clare Rayment)

Kitimat campgrounds temporarily closed due to flooding

Radley Park and Hirsch Creek Park will reopen for rest of camping season once flooding subsides

  • Sep 28, 2020
The bank of the Kitimat River opposite Radley Park on Sept. 28, after a weekend of heavy rain. (Clare Rayment)