Kitimat Northern Sentinel

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)
Black Press file photo

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
Black Press file photo
Black Press file photo

Water Quality Advisory in effect for Kitimat

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

  • Sep 29, 2020
Black Press file photo
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)
Pre-registration is in place this year, among other changes, for the 2020/21 curling season due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Black Press photo)

Registration open for curling season at Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club

New protocols are in place for the 2020/21 curling season due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • Sep 28, 2020
Pre-registration is in place this year, among other changes, for the 2020/21 curling season due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Black Press photo)
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)