Kitimat Northern Sentinel

Director Loretta Sarah Todd, lead actress Grace Dove, and author Eden Robinson (L-R) behind the scenes. (VIFF Media)

‘Monkey Beach’ supernatural film adaptation premiers at VIFF

Based on Kitamaat author Eden Robinson's debut, mystical novel

  • Sep 25, 2020
Director Loretta Sarah Todd, lead actress Grace Dove, and author Eden Robinson (L-R) behind the scenes. (VIFF Media)
Levi Gardiner with mom, Michelle (right), and sister, Dylan (left), at a party Michelle had celebrating the arrival of his wish from Make-A-Wish Canada: a travel trailer for camping with his family. (Clare Rayment photo)

“He’s just meant to be here”: Kitimat child has wish granted by Make-A-Wish Canada

Levi Gardiner received a wheelchair-friendly travel trailer so he can go camping with his family

  • Sep 25, 2020
Levi Gardiner with mom, Michelle (right), and sister, Dylan (left), at a party Michelle had celebrating the arrival of his wish from Make-A-Wish Canada: a travel trailer for camping with his family. (Clare Rayment photo)
A design of the upper mall entrance of the City Centre Mall in the District of Kitimat’s new draft Downtown Master Plan. (Cal Srigley design)

District at conceptual stages for downtown Kitimat revitalization project

A virtual open house will be held Thursday (Sept. 24) evening

  • Sep 24, 2020
A design of the upper mall entrance of the City Centre Mall in the District of Kitimat’s new draft Downtown Master Plan. (Cal Srigley design)
Vote-by-mail is one of the options offered for voting in the Oct. 24 provincial snap election, and there are many ways to go about doing it. (Black Press photo)

How to vote via mail-in ballot for the Oct. 24 election

Vote-by-mail is one of the ways being promoted to people for added safety during the pandemic

  • Sep 22, 2020
Vote-by-mail is one of the options offered for voting in the Oct. 24 provincial snap election, and there are many ways to go about doing it. (Black Press photo)
The District has set Oct. 5 as the closing date of both Radley and Hirsch Creek Parks for the 2020 camping season. (Black Press photo)

Radley and Hirsch Creek Parks still open for camping until Oct. 5

The parks will still be accessible by foot after this date

  • Sep 22, 2020
The District has set Oct. 5 as the closing date of both Radley and Hirsch Creek Parks for the 2020 camping season. (Black Press photo)
Current Skeena MLA Ellis Ross, left, who is with the BC Liberals, and Nicole Halbauer, who is running for BC NDP candidate for Skeena. (Black Press photo and BC NDP photo)

Local Skeena candidates for the Oct. 24 snap election

Current BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross will be running again, as will Nicole Halbauer for BC NDP

  • Sep 21, 2020
Current Skeena MLA Ellis Ross, left, who is with the BC Liberals, and Nicole Halbauer, who is running for BC NDP candidate for Skeena. (Black Press photo and BC NDP photo)
The Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre will be reopening Oct. 5, with COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure physical distancing and other safety measures. (District of Kitimat photo)

Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre reopening October 5

The pool facility will have COVID-19 restrictions and protocols in place for patrons

  • Sep 19, 2020
The Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre will be reopening Oct. 5, with COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure physical distancing and other safety measures. (District of Kitimat photo)
The B.C. Air Quality Health Index shows that Kitimat and the rest of the North is slowly worsening in air quality. Monitoring stations are ranked as Low (1-3), Moderate (4-6), High (7-10), or Very High (+). (Government of B.C., DataBC, GeoBC map)

Air quality index raised to a ‘4’ in Kitimat

Wildfire smoke from the U.S. has been making its way north, affecting air quality

  • Sep 18, 2020
The B.C. Air Quality Health Index shows that Kitimat and the rest of the North is slowly worsening in air quality. Monitoring stations are ranked as Low (1-3), Moderate (4-6), High (7-10), or Very High (+). (Government of B.C., DataBC, GeoBC map)
The third car in the Sept. 16 collision, which hit the bumper of the car in front of it and then rolled into the ditch. (Kitimat RCMP photo)

Car in ditch after collision at Hwy 37 and Hirsch Creek Park

Two vehicles were involved, but only minor injuries were sustained by passengers

  • Sep 18, 2020
The third car in the Sept. 16 collision, which hit the bumper of the car in front of it and then rolled into the ditch. (Kitimat RCMP photo)
Participants of the 2019 Terry Fox Run in Kitimat stand with a banner honouring Fox and his legacy. (Black Press Media photo)

Kitimat Terry Fox Run goes virtual for 40th anniversary

Participants are encouraged to track their walk or run, or just get out within their social bubble

  • Sep 18, 2020
Participants of the 2019 Terry Fox Run in Kitimat stand with a banner honouring Fox and his legacy. (Black Press Media photo)
Nicole Halbauer, who is currently seeking the B.C. NDP nomination for Skeena riding. Sept. 17, 2020. BC NDP photo.

Nicole Halbauer seeks B.C. NDP nomination for Skeena riding

Halbauer is the current Chair of the Board of Directors at Coast Mountain College

  • Sep 17, 2020
Nicole Halbauer, who is currently seeking the B.C. NDP nomination for Skeena riding. Sept. 17, 2020. BC NDP photo.
The film Monkey Beach is premiering at Tillicum Twin Theatres in Terrace on Sept. 24, and is one of the only physical screenings happening in the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Tillicum Twin Theatres Facebook image)

Kitamaat’s Eden Robinson book-to-film premiere at Terrace theatre

Monkey Beach is set in Kitamaat Village, and was filmed in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village in 2018

  • Sep 16, 2020
The film Monkey Beach is premiering at Tillicum Twin Theatres in Terrace on Sept. 24, and is one of the only physical screenings happening in the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Tillicum Twin Theatres Facebook image)
Slugs have been rampaging through people’s gardens in Kitimat this summer due to the cooler temperatures and wetter weather we’ve been having. (Clare Rayment)

Kitimatians feeling a little SLUG-gish this summer

Cooler temperatures and rainy weather have been causing Kitimat to have a slug problem

  • Sep 16, 2020
Slugs have been rampaging through people’s gardens in Kitimat this summer due to the cooler temperatures and wetter weather we’ve been having. (Clare Rayment)
A new online directory allows patients to more easily connect with family doctors in their area, and to find out how to book virtual appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

New online directory helps connect patients to virtual care

The tool links patients to family doctors near them, to find a doctor or to book an appointment

  • Sep 15, 2020
A new online directory allows patients to more easily connect with family doctors in their area, and to find out how to book virtual appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bus fleets in Kitimat will soon be installed with full driver doors designed to protect the health and safety of drivers from the spread of COVID-19. (BC Transit photo)

New protection for transit drivers coming to Kitimat

The full driver doors will replace vinyl panels installed as barriers in response to the pandemic

  • Sep 15, 2020
Bus fleets in Kitimat will soon be installed with full driver doors designed to protect the health and safety of drivers from the spread of COVID-19. (BC Transit photo)
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Pool reopening delayed at Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre in Kitimat due to structural maintenance

Reports need to go through Northern Health before Leisure Services can begin planning the reopening

  • Sep 15, 2020
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Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver's air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Kitimat unaffected so far by U.S. wildfire smoke blanketing parts of B.C. and Alberta

Hundreds of wildfires burning in Washington state put southern B.C. residents at high risk

  • Sep 14, 2020
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver's air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kitimat RCMP are asking for information about a man involved in a suspcious incident last Thursday (Sept. 10). (Black Press file photo)

Police look for vehicle, male driver after incident involving girl, 11

The driver was described as an older Caucasian male with white hair, no glasses, and no facial hair

  • Sep 14, 2020
Kitimat RCMP are asking for information about a man involved in a suspcious incident last Thursday (Sept. 10). (Black Press file photo)
There are few details about human remains found in the Moresby Park area in Prince Rupert on Sept. 10. An RCMP investigation is ongoing. (File photo)

Human remains found in Moresby area

Prince Rupert RCMP investigation is ongoing surrounding human remains found in the city

  • Sep 11, 2020
There are few details about human remains found in the Moresby Park area in Prince Rupert on Sept. 10. An RCMP investigation is ongoing. (File photo)
With the new funding from the Provincial Government, Tamitik Status of Women will be including a 24-hour childcare centre in their new housing facility, set to be built by 2022. (Black Press photo)

New 24-hour childcare facility coming to Kitimat

The new facility is expected to open in 2022, and will provide 60 new licenced childcare spaces

  • Sep 11, 2020
With the new funding from the Provincial Government, Tamitik Status of Women will be including a 24-hour childcare centre in their new housing facility, set to be built by 2022. (Black Press photo)