Kitimat Northern Sentinel

The gray-tailed tattler, which has never before been recorded in Canada, seen at Minette Bay last week. (Walter Thorne)

“A top event in the wildlife of the world”: bird never before recorded in Canada spotted in Kitimat

A bird native to Asia was spotted at Minette Bay recently, bringing in birders from all over B.C.

  • Jun 30, 2020
The gray-tailed tattler, which has never before been recorded in Canada, seen at Minette Bay last week. (Walter Thorne)
LNG janitors at Horizon North Logistics voted unanimously to join UNITE HERE Local 40 union, which represents many camp workers throughout Kitimat. (Photo provided by UNITE HERE Local 40)

LNG janitors join UNITE HERE Local 40 Union

The vote was unanimous and the janitors will look to begin contract negotiations going forward.

  • Jun 29, 2020
LNG janitors at Horizon North Logistics voted unanimously to join UNITE HERE Local 40 union, which represents many camp workers throughout Kitimat. (Photo provided by UNITE HERE Local 40)
The old Northstar Suites on Kuldo Blvd. The buildings (motel and rooming house) are being renovated and added to under new ownership. June 25, 2020. Photo by Clare Rayment.

Council approves development permit for old Northstar property

Plans are in the works to update and reopen the two accomodations at 650 and 656 Kuldo Blvd.

  • Jun 26, 2020
The old Northstar Suites on Kuldo Blvd. The buildings (motel and rooming house) are being renovated and added to under new ownership. June 25, 2020. Photo by Clare Rayment.
Northern Health is resuming elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. (Pixabay photo)

Surgeries in Northern Health area returning to pre-pandemic levels

Backlog of surgeries in area could take two years to clear

  • Jun 26, 2020
Northern Health is resuming elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. (Pixabay photo)
(Left to Right) Jordan Tse, friend Taya Pacheco, Eden Tse, cousin Judah Ditonne, Avery Tse, and Jericho Tse. June 13, 2020. Photo courtesy of Jordan Tse.

“It’s not as hard as people think”: Local family’s annual tradition of biking from Kitimat to Terrace

A Kitimat family has made it an annual summer tradition to bike from Kitimat to Terrace.

  • Jun 24, 2020
(Left to Right) Jordan Tse, friend Taya Pacheco, Eden Tse, cousin Judah Ditonne, Avery Tse, and Jericho Tse. June 13, 2020. Photo courtesy of Jordan Tse.
The Kitimat River at the Lower Dyke, which is a popular fishing area for locals due to the close proximity to the water and the many available fishing spots. (Clare Rayment)

“We’re trying to do the best we can”: Coastal GasLink trying to ensure access for locals to preferred fishing area amidst pipeline construction

The CGL pipeline route goes under the river at the Lower Dyke, a favourite fishing area for locals.

  • Jun 24, 2020
The Kitimat River at the Lower Dyke, which is a popular fishing area for locals due to the close proximity to the water and the many available fishing spots. (Clare Rayment)
Equipment located at the Lower Dyke, which currently being used by Coastal GasLink as a key access point for pipeline installation. (Clare Rayment)

“Where are these guys going to go?”: Kitimat locals concerned as Coastal GasLink Pipeline construction takes over favoured fishing location

CGL pipeline construction has been blocking off the Lower Dyke for fishing between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Jun 24, 2020
Equipment located at the Lower Dyke, which currently being used by Coastal GasLink as a key access point for pipeline installation. (Clare Rayment)
The outside of The Cornerstore, the joint TSW and CDC location in Kitimat in City Centre Mall. June 22, 2020. Photo by Clare Rayment.

Kitimat Food Share program looking at changes amidst COVID-19 regulations

The Kitimat Food Share program is using this time to increase their impact in the community.

  • Jun 22, 2020
The outside of The Cornerstore, the joint TSW and CDC location in Kitimat in City Centre Mall. June 22, 2020. Photo by Clare Rayment.
Theresa Hodson Phillips (right) with Kat Johnson and Danielle Dube during a Canucks Alumni game held in Smithers in February this year. (Submitted photo)

Minor hockey coach sets up virtual meeting with Olympians to keep players engaged

Rebecca Johnson will be interacting with B.C.'s minor hockey players on June 25.

  • Jun 22, 2020
Theresa Hodson Phillips (right) with Kat Johnson and Danielle Dube during a Canucks Alumni game held in Smithers in February this year. (Submitted photo)
Tomé Cordeiro with his dog, Bones, in front of the 63-foot cedar log he’s going to be carving into a canoe starting August 1, 2020. (Clare Rayment)

“Canoe building is alive in Haisla Nation”: Haisla man using ancestral methods to construct cedar log canoe

Tome Cordeiro wants to help bring back the tradition of canoe building to the Haisla community.

  • Jun 19, 2020
Tomé Cordeiro with his dog, Bones, in front of the 63-foot cedar log he’s going to be carving into a canoe starting August 1, 2020. (Clare Rayment)

Clean energy program aims to help shift remote Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation community to renewable energy sources

The First Nation community of Klemtu is transitioning to renewable energy for future sustainability.

  • Jun 19, 2020

Kitimat Economic Recovery Task Force launches Phase One of Kitimat COVID-19 Business Support

Phase One involves several campaigns to help local businesses overcome COVID-19 related challenges.

  • Jun 19, 2020
(From left to right) Mya, 3, Ayda, 4, and Emily 9, who came down from Prince George with their families and their dogs for a week of camping at Radley Park. Photo by Clare Rayment. June 19, 2020.

Radley and Hirsch Creek Parks in Kitimat officially open for 2020 camping season

Despite the rain, there was a line up outside Radley Park an hour before it opened Friday morning.

  • Jun 19, 2020
(From left to right) Mya, 3, Ayda, 4, and Emily 9, who came down from Prince George with their families and their dogs for a week of camping at Radley Park. Photo by Clare Rayment. June 19, 2020.
Map of the Northwest Fire Centre rescinded prohibition areas on June 18, 2020. (Northwest Fire Centre)

Fire prohibitions lifted across Northwest Fire Centre

Public is encouraged to remain cautious

  • Jun 18, 2020
Map of the Northwest Fire Centre rescinded prohibition areas on June 18, 2020. (Northwest Fire Centre)
Map of the Northwest Fire Centre rescinded prohibition areas on June 18, 2020. (Northwest Fire Centre)

Fire prohibitions lifted across Northwest Fire Centre

Public is encouraged to remain cautious

  • Jun 18, 2020
Map of the Northwest Fire Centre rescinded prohibition areas on June 18, 2020. (Northwest Fire Centre)

District of Kitimat council agrees to ask provincial health ministry for collection of race-based data during COVID-19

The data collected will help determine the effects of COVID-19 on more racially-diverse communities.

  • Jun 17, 2020
Ruth Mills photo In 2020, we won’t be able to celebrate Canada Day as close as this group photo from 2019, but Festivals Kitimat are hard at work coming up with some events nevertheless.

‘Most Patriotic House’ Competition, community video among Kitimat’s 2020 Canada Day celebration plans

Canada Day celebrations are going to look different this year amidst social distancing rules.

  • Jun 16, 2020
Ruth Mills photo In 2020, we won’t be able to celebrate Canada Day as close as this group photo from 2019, but Festivals Kitimat are hard at work coming up with some events nevertheless.
Ruth Mills photo In 2020, we won’t be able to celebrate Canada Day as close as this group photo from 2019, but Festivals Kitimat are hard at work coming up with some events nevertheless.

‘Most Patriotic House’ Competition, community video among Kitimat’s 2020 Canada Day celebration plans

Canada Day celebrations are going to look different this year amidst social distancing rules.

  • Jun 16, 2020
Ruth Mills photo In 2020, we won’t be able to celebrate Canada Day as close as this group photo from 2019, but Festivals Kitimat are hard at work coming up with some events nevertheless.
A go-kart whips makes a turn on the track. WILLIAM SNOW PHOTOGRAPHY

District of Kitimat approves zoning amendment, gives green light to proposed Go-Kart facility

The amendment will add "Recreation, Commercial" to permitted uses at the subject property

  • Jun 12, 2020
A go-kart whips makes a turn on the track. WILLIAM SNOW PHOTOGRAPHY