Kitimat Northern Sentinel

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)
An early rendering of how the new Haisla Bridge might look once construction is finished in 2023. (District of Kitimat photo)

District of Kitimat releases Haisla Bridge Replacement Project overview

Construction is set to begin in Spring 2021, with an anticipated opening date in early 2023

  • Sep 10, 2020
An early rendering of how the new Haisla Bridge might look once construction is finished in 2023. (District of Kitimat photo)
Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross with LNG supporters at a rally organized by The North Matters in Houston in 2019. Ross will continue his position as the Official Opposition Critic for LNG, Resource Opportunities, and Responsible Development, with a focus on local employment and the environment. (Facebook photo)

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross maintains position as Official Opposition Critic for LNG

One of Ross's main initiatives in the role includes assessing local job opportunities in oil and gas

  • Sep 10, 2020
Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross with LNG supporters at a rally organized by The North Matters in Houston in 2019. Ross will continue his position as the Official Opposition Critic for LNG, Resource Opportunities, and Responsible Development, with a focus on local employment and the environment. (Facebook photo)
Harlyn, 10, stands with a sign she made for the #SaveOurChildren rally held in Kitimat, to raise awareness about child trafficking and pedophilia in the Kitimat community and beyond. Sept. 9, 2020. Photo by Clare Rayment.

#SaveOurChildren rally in Kitimat

The rally was to raise awareness about child trafficking and pedophilia, and help put a stop to it

  • Sep 9, 2020
Harlyn, 10, stands with a sign she made for the #SaveOurChildren rally held in Kitimat, to raise awareness about child trafficking and pedophilia in the Kitimat community and beyond. Sept. 9, 2020. Photo by Clare Rayment.
Haisla members have been involved and working with LNG Canada since the company began working in Kitimat. LNG Canada continuing to support the relationship with Haisla Nation, and with other local Indigenous groups, by helping fund Indigenous post secondary education through the Indigenous national education charity, Indspire. (Black Press photo)

LNG Canada provides funding to help support Indigenous education

$300,000 committed over three years to help support Indigenous youth education, educational programs

  • Sep 9, 2020
Haisla members have been involved and working with LNG Canada since the company began working in Kitimat. LNG Canada continuing to support the relationship with Haisla Nation, and with other local Indigenous groups, by helping fund Indigenous post secondary education through the Indigenous national education charity, Indspire. (Black Press photo)
Many were concerned hearing about the #SaveOurChildren rally happening in Kitimat on Sept. 9, due to the hijacking of a similar hashtag, #SavetheChildren, by the conspiracy theorist group QAnon. However, the Kitimat organizers have confirmed that the rally is purely to draw awareness to child trafficking, both local and national, and is in no way related to the QAnon movement. (Black Press photo)

#SaveOurChildren rally to be held in Kitimat

The organizers confirmed that the rally is in no way connected to the QAnon conspiracy theory group

  • Sep 8, 2020
Many were concerned hearing about the #SaveOurChildren rally happening in Kitimat on Sept. 9, due to the hijacking of a similar hashtag, #SavetheChildren, by the conspiracy theorist group QAnon. However, the Kitimat organizers have confirmed that the rally is purely to draw awareness to child trafficking, both local and national, and is in no way related to the QAnon movement. (Black Press photo)
Students in kindergarten and Grades Six and Seven had their physically-distant graduation at Haisla Community School back in June. Now, as students start to head back, the school has pushed back the September start date to finalize their reopening plan to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. (Cameron Orr photo)

Haisla Community School pushes back reopening date

The school said it needs a few extra days to ensure the reopening plan is fully in place

  • Sep 8, 2020
Students in kindergarten and Grades Six and Seven had their physically-distant graduation at Haisla Community School back in June. Now, as students start to head back, the school has pushed back the September start date to finalize their reopening plan to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. (Cameron Orr photo)
Kitimat Fishing Derby winner, Maggie Hall, with her prize-winning fish, an 11-pound 14 7/8 ounce coho. Sept. 8, 2020. Photo courtesy of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce.

Maggie Hall catches winning fish in Kitimat Derby weekend

Hall's coho weighed 11 pounds 14 7/8 ounces

  • Sep 8, 2020
Kitimat Fishing Derby winner, Maggie Hall, with her prize-winning fish, an 11-pound 14 7/8 ounce coho. Sept. 8, 2020. Photo courtesy of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce.
A recap of the police investigation into three northern B.C. homicides and nationwide hunt for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. (RCMP police handouts/Black Press Media)

Killing spree still feeds unease in B.C.’s isolated north, one year later

Distant help, cellular dead zones creating fear in wake of 2019 Schmegelsky-Mcleod murders

  • Sep 5, 2020
A recap of the police investigation into three northern B.C. homicides and nationwide hunt for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. (RCMP police handouts/Black Press Media)
The Learn-from-Home Transition plan is a new option for parents that would see their children back in school in Oct. or Nov. 2020. (Black Press photo)

Coast Mountains School District 82 announces alternative back to school plan

New option for K-9 students would see them return to class in Oct. or Nov.

  • Sep 4, 2020
The Learn-from-Home Transition plan is a new option for parents that would see their children back in school in Oct. or Nov. 2020. (Black Press photo)
A screenshot from the CMSD82 live virtual Q&A session, where they answered questions from parents and community members about the new school year and the Stage 2 Re-Start Plan. Sept, 3, 2020.

Coast Mountains School District 82 hosts virtual Q&A for back-to-school plan

Speakers from the School District and Northern Health answered questions from community members

  • Sep 4, 2020
A screenshot from the CMSD82 live virtual Q&A session, where they answered questions from parents and community members about the new school year and the Stage 2 Re-Start Plan. Sept, 3, 2020.
A design of the City Center Mall upper entrance, off of Tsimshian Blvd, in the District of Kitimat’s new draft Downtown Master Plan. Open houses to discuss and view the proposed redesign will be happening near the end of September. (Photo courtesy of the District of Kitimat)

New design master plan in the works for Kitimat’s downtown core

Residents and community members are invited to a public or a virtual open house to discuss the plans

  • Sep 3, 2020
A design of the City Center Mall upper entrance, off of Tsimshian Blvd, in the District of Kitimat’s new draft Downtown Master Plan. Open houses to discuss and view the proposed redesign will be happening near the end of September. (Photo courtesy of the District of Kitimat)
Coast Mountains School District 82 will be one of five school districts receiving funding for integrated child and youth teams to help provide better support for mental health and substance use issues. (Black Press photo)

Integrated child and youth teams for mental health support coming to Coast Mountains School District 82

Coast Mountains is one of five B.C. school districts to have been included in this initiative so far

  • Sep 2, 2020
Coast Mountains School District 82 will be one of five school districts receiving funding for integrated child and youth teams to help provide better support for mental health and substance use issues. (Black Press photo)
The Kitimat Cold Weather Shelter is located at 480 City Center, near the Dairy Queen.

Kitimat Cold Weather Shelter open for the season

The shelter is open everyday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

  • Sep 2, 2020
The Kitimat Cold Weather Shelter is located at 480 City Center, near the Dairy Queen.
Winners from the inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby (The Northern View file photo)

VIDEO: Tickets now available for the Second Annual Northern View Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

Four great locations in Prince Rupert and Port Edward to buy your tickets

  • Sep 2, 2020
Winners from the inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby (The Northern View file photo)
The frogs will be all over the roads, sidewalks, and trails during frog season in Kitimat. This year’s group starting arriving a couple of weeks earlier than usual due to the cool, wet summer. (Photo by Clare Rayment)

A ‘hoppy’ toad season to all!

The toads are back in Kitimat, and roads and trails are covered with tiny, hopping amphibians

  • Sep 1, 2020
The frogs will be all over the roads, sidewalks, and trails during frog season in Kitimat. This year’s group starting arriving a couple of weeks earlier than usual due to the cool, wet summer. (Photo by Clare Rayment)
Coast Mountains School District 82 will be hosting a live Q&A session Thursday (Sept. 3) evening, to address the re-start plan for the 2020-2021 school year. (Black Press photo)

Coast Mountains School District 82 hosting online Q&A session

The session will address the School District's Stage 2 Education Re-Start Plan for the school year

  • Aug 31, 2020
Coast Mountains School District 82 will be hosting a live Q&A session Thursday (Sept. 3) evening, to address the re-start plan for the 2020-2021 school year. (Black Press photo)
Portion of map showing numbers of cases for local health areas in the Northwest health services delivery area of Northern Health. The purple colours indicate rate of infection per 100,000 population, (Smithers Terrace and Kitimat, 25.01 - 50.; Haida Gwaii >100). (Province of B.C. graphic)

Kitimat Local Health Area has recorded three cases of COVID-19 since pandemic began

Province releases local health area data for the first time

  • Aug 28, 2020
Portion of map showing numbers of cases for local health areas in the Northwest health services delivery area of Northern Health. The purple colours indicate rate of infection per 100,000 population, (Smithers Terrace and Kitimat, 25.01 - 50.; Haida Gwaii >100). (Province of B.C. graphic)
One of the Kitimat junior curling teams, with curlers Camryn Oliveira (left), Kate Durrant, Grace Seduniak, Kendall Ferguson, Shylean Bogart, Andrea Watt, Ally Seduniak, Gemma Rigoni, Kayla Abrams, and coaches Dave Durrant (back) and Jennifer Knott (front). (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Knott)

Kitimat coach wins Curl BC junior curling award

Jennifer Knott said the award belongs to all the coaches, as well as the entire junior league

  • Aug 27, 2020
One of the Kitimat junior curling teams, with curlers Camryn Oliveira (left), Kate Durrant, Grace Seduniak, Kendall Ferguson, Shylean Bogart, Andrea Watt, Ally Seduniak, Gemma Rigoni, Kayla Abrams, and coaches Dave Durrant (back) and Jennifer Knott (front). (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Knott)
A guest at Civeo’s Sitka Lodge in Kitimat is under medical supervision after testing positive for COVID-19. (Image courtesy of the CDC)

Positive COVID-19 case at Civeo’s Sitka Lodge

The guest was isolated immediately and is under medical supervision

  • Aug 26, 2020
A guest at Civeo’s Sitka Lodge in Kitimat is under medical supervision after testing positive for COVID-19. (Image courtesy of the CDC)