Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Municipal Government 2018 -- District of Kitimat

Our Quick reference and archive of items from Kitimat that come up for discussion  in 2018.

District of Kitimat website

Items of Note for 2018

For notes related to Northwest Wildfires see our archive here.


December 14 -- Work begins on a new Haisla health centre
December 14 -- Area First Nations benefit from LNG Canada project
December 14 -- Haisla yet to sign LNG benefits deals with the province
December 14 -- Horizon North construction to start soon
December 10 -- Construction underway on New Haisla Health Centre
December 10 -- Kitimat Museum and Haisla Nation sign new Memorandum of Understanding
December 8 -- Museum and Haisla Nation Council sign MOU
December 8 -- Pressure variation causes downtown evacuations
December 8 -- Two projects to tackle Haisla  housing shortage
December 6 -- Haisla LNG (video)
December 4 -- ATCO replaces Civeo in Cedar Valley Lodge Project in Kitimat
December 4 -- Civeo pulls out of LNG Canada worker camp agreement
December 2 -- RDKS says process for licencing rural cannabis retailers will take time
December 1 -- Merritt college applies to establish campus in Kitimat
December 1 -- New Conservation Officer settling in


November 27 -- Kitimat residents asked how they would portray their community
November 27 -- Kitimat hosts branding Open house
November 25 -- Firefighters add fuel to Hospital Foundation's fundraising drive
November 25 -- Support the stuff the bus campaign
November 26 -- Light Up celebrations in Kitimat (video)
November 22 -- MLA to push for local involvement in new Mills construction
November 22 -- Indigenous Focused training coming to the North
November 21 -- Haisla hoping to expand post-secondary training in Kitimat
November 21 -- Kitimat Humane Society raises more than $11,000 at annual dinner and auction
November 20 -- LNG Canada contracting construction of additional modular housing units
November 19 -- Mechanical issues ices Tamitik Arena
November 19 -- Mechanical problem forces closure of Tamitik Arena
November 17 -- Kitimat arena closed until further notice due to chilling system malfunction
November 17 -- Chemical incident forces evacuation of Kitimat pool and arena
November 17 -- Study being conducted on proposed railyard
November 16 -- Kitimat pool and arena evacuated due to wrong mix of chemicals
November 10 -- New Council will meet on November 13
November 10 -- $2 million landfill capping complete
November 10 -- Pipeline company urges rejection of many seeking intervenor status is jurisdictional hearings 
November 10 -- Kitimat commits itself to the global fight against polio
November 6 -- Northwest communities launch online investment tool portal
November 3 -- Dementia facility one step closer
November 1 -- Fourth annual Kitimat Business walk to take place next week


October 31 -- Kitimat Council vote to register as interveners in Coastal GasLink pipeline
October 29 -- Kitimat Council reaction to challenge to Coastal Link Natural gas pipeline project (video)
October 29 -- Kitimat wants intervenor status in possible pipeline challenge
October 25 -- Kitimat, Smithers and Prince George hosting 3 transition housing projects
October 20 -- Phil Germuth returns as Mayor of Kitimat
October 20 -- Local Election Results 
October 19 -- Michelle Mungall responds to Kitimiat housing crunch (audio)
October 19 -- Six garbage bears destroyed in Kitimat so far this year
October 18 -- Kitimat housing market skyrockets after LNG announcement; Mayoral candidates weigh in (audio)
October 18 -- Kitimat real estate sizzles after LNG announcement
October 16 -- Kitimat residents warned of Aggressive Bars
October 15 -- Aggressive bear warning for Kitimat neighbourhood
October 13 -- Kitimat stalwart George Thom commemorated by District
October 9 -- Kitimat celebrates LNG Decision
October 2 -- John Horgan on envrionmental challenges of LNC Canada
October 2 -- Kitimat reacts to LNG Canada's $40 billion investment decision
October 2 -- Kitimat mayor thrilled with LNG Canada announcement
October 2 -- LNG Canada gets the green light
October 2 -- It's a Go! LNG Canada given the Green Light to Proceed
October 2 -- LNG Canada delivers Positive investment decision
October 2 -- It's a great day': Kitimat mayor Phil Germuth on LNG Canada project moving forward (audio)
October 2 -- LNG Green Light for Kitimat, as LNG Canada announces project to go ahead  NCR
October 1 -- LNG Canada still waiting on approval from 3/5 partners
October 1 -- LNG speculation continues
October 1 -- It's a Go! Canada LNG announces positive Final Investment Decision
October 1 -- Two LNG Rallies Held in Two Days


September 28 -- More steps forward for LNG Canada
September 27 -- Kitimat All Candidates Forum (video)
September 27 -- Germuth, Johnston Faceoff in Kitimat's All Candidates Forum
September 27 -- Report says LNG Canada Days away from Green-lighting Kitimat project
September 26 -- Report says LNG Canada to get tariff exemption
September 26 -- Report says Trudeau Government ready to exempt LNG Canada from Steel Tariffs
September 21 -- Focus groups important for age-friendly policy
September 21 -- Is it a car? Is it a buggy? Yes, all of the above
September 19 -- Kool Aid may withdraws from political races (video)
September 18 -- Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth recaps UBCM (video)
September 17 -- Pro LNG rallies planned for Kitimat and Terrace next week
September 14 -- Premier Horgan uses LNG plant in Kitimat as example of progress
September 13 -- Totally our mistake: Kitimat mayor on forgetting Port Edward
September 13 -- All 20 First Nations sign Coastal GasLink pipeline agreement
September 13 -- Coastal GasLink reaches agreement with all involved First Nations
September 8 -- Kitimat joins campaign to purchase cataract surgery microscope
September 7 -- Kitimat's bylaw services challenged by growing number of calls over off-leash dogs (audio)
September 7 -- 14 northern BC mayors 'disappointed' at LNG pipeline challenge
September 6 -- Northern Mayors pen letter over challenge of LNG project
September 5 -- First Municipal election season under new spending rules kicks off
September 5 -- Municipal Nomination period has begun
September 4 -- Municipal nominations (video)
September 3 -- Accessible Playground Grand Opening in Kitimat


August 27 -- Kitimat, Kitamaat issue water usage notices
August 27 -- ESS looking for volunteers in Kitimat-Stikine
August 21 -- Smoke blankets Kitimat
August 21 -- District of Kitimat issues water advisory
August 20 -- District of Kitimat issues a water advisory
August 18 -- LNG Canada to build to salt marshes
August 17 -- Kitimat opens its arms and its hearts, to wildfire evacuees
August 17 -- Wildfire risk level still at extreme in Kitimat
August 9 -- WestJet announces direct flights between Terrace, Calgary
August 7 -- New WestJet route offers connection between Terrace and Calgary
August 1 -- Camp contact awarded by LNG Canada
August 1 -- New transition housing coming to Kitimat


July 25 -- Film crews to shoot Monkey Beach in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village
July 23 -- Retired chief medical health officer not backing down from smelter concerns
July 20 -- Worker retention program (video)
July 20 -- Northwest Communities Map Out Five year retention program
July 19 -- Kitimat Visitors Centre to Undergo Accessibility Upgrades
July 18 -- Kitimat Forest Hill Park Proposal (video)
July 17 -- Kitimat approves upgrades to Visitors Centre (video)
July 13 -- Free transit in Kitimat on election day this fall (video)
July 11 -- Speculation over LNG project ramps up real estate prices in Kitimat, prompting concerns over affordability  (audio)
July 11 -- Resource Benefits Alliance begins stakeholder outreach
July 6 -- Kitimat Leisure Fees (video)
July 5 -- LNG speculation and impact on housing market (video)
July 4 -- Radley Park update  (video)
July 4 -- Phil Germuth to run again for Mayor of Kitimat (video)
July 4 -- Germuth running for re-election this fall
July 3 -- With Funding in hand, Northwest Resource Benefits Alliance prepares for community engagement  NCR


June 29 -- Full steam ahead for DoK projects
June 25 -- Kitimat celebrates Multicultural Day
June 20 -- Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine recognized for innovative waste management program
June 19 -- RDKS imposes water restrictions
June 6 -- Kitimat water advisory lifted
June 1 -- Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth on aluminum tariffs (video)
June 1 -- Germuth disappointed but not surprised by Trump's aluminum tariff


May 24 -- Construction of LNG Canada plant still on hold
May 23 -- Water Quality Advisory Continues in Kitimat
May 19 -- Sulphur dioxide pollution over Kitimat could be eliminated after 2024
May 19 -- Kitimat, Terrace home sales up from 2017
May 19 -- First ever United Way tour comes to Kitimat
May 15 -- LNG optimism in Kitimat
May 15 -- Kitimat maintaining Alert System - Says it doesn't integrate with BC system
May1 5 -- LNG Canada reaffirms 2018 commitment to Kitimat
May 15 -- LNG Canada CEO says construction WILL start in 2018
May 10 -- Kitimat Tourism under new management (video)
May 9 -- Kitimat, Terrace Tourism aiming to grow partnership
May 8 -- Kitimat marijuana bylaw (video)
May 8 -- Kitimat Tables Marijuana Bylaw
May 7 -- Kitimat issues water quality advisory
May 7 -- Kitimat Friendship pole (video)
May 4 -- Haisla along with DoK unveil friendship pole
May 4 -- Friendship Pole Raised in Kitimat (video)
May 4 -- Haisla along with DoK unveil Friendship Pole
May 4 -- Friendship Pole raised in Kitimat  (audio)
May 3 -- Friendship Pole being raised in Kitimat
May 2 -- Water Quality Advisory lifted in Kitimat
May 2 -- LNG Information Presentation tonight in Kitimat
May 1 -- Kitimat Delays Riverbank Camping Ban Until April 2019
May 1 -- Kitimat  Council delays riverbank camping ban


April 30 -- Water Quality Advisory Continues for Kitimat
April 29 -- District of Kitimat issued Water Quality Advisory
April 27 -- Kitimat LNG Project awards contracts
April 27 -- LNG Canada chooses a contractor (video)
April 24 -- Kitimat Air Study (video)
April 18 -- Kitimat Riverbank camping (video)
April 18 -- Elimination of Kitimat Riverbank Camping Looming
April 17 -- Kitimat Air Pollution study (video)
April 17 -- Community group to conduct air quality project in Kitimat (audio)
April 17 -- Kitimat council adjourns hearing on riverboat camping to April 30
April 15 -- Winter road maintenance standards boosted
April 15 -- DoK wants to have more say in SO2 monitoring
April 10 -- Province provides funding for Northwest Benefits Alliance (audio)
April 10 -- Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance to receive provincial funding for future engagement  NCR
April 4 -- Kitimat Emissions monitoring concerns (video)
April 3 -- Terrace residents now driving to Kitimat for medical care
April 1 -- Kitimat housing affordability the second highest in northern B.C.


March 29 -- RBA tells province: let us be your testing ground
March 28 -- False alarm triggers Sulphur Dioxide alert for Kitimat
March 27 -- Mayoral delegation lobbies Ottawa
March 27 -- Premier Horgan on Resource Benefits Alliance (video)
March 27 -- Benefits sharing on the agenda for meeting between Horgan and Northwest mayors
March 27 -- Premier Horgan in Terrace
March 27 -- Horgan rekindles Northwest Benefits Alliance
March 27 -- Benefits sharing on the agenda for meeting between Horgan and Northwest mayors
March 26 -- Horgan visits Northwest This Week
March 25 -- KUTE needs more room to recycle
March 23 -- Kitimat is one step closer to securing LNG plant
March 23 -- Kitimat LNG hopes (video)
March 23 -- Northern mayors, Haisla happy with LNG framework (audio)
March 22 -- Ellis Ross on LNG framework plans from NDP government (video)
March 21 -- Germuth says Northern Mayors receiving a warm reception in Ottawa
March 20 -- Northern B.C. Mayors to press LNG development in Ottawa
March 19 -- Haisla Chief Councillor invites Green Party leader to see LNG impact in person (audio)
March 15 -- LNG Canada says it's still on target for 2018 Decision on Kitimat project
March 15 -- LNG Canada speculation in Kitimat (video)
March 13 -- Transportation Minister makes plans for Northwest tour on Greyhound issues  (video)
March 12 -- Rio Tinto Emissions concerns (video)
March 12 -- UNIFOR hosts Kitimat town hall on pollution
March 10 -- New Mills hospital will bump up your taxes 
March 10 -- Kitimat residents step forward to help hospital fund
March 6 -- Kitimat Air Shed concerns (video)
March 6 -- S02 emissions issue hovers over Kitimat Council once again
March 6 -- Saltwater Scrubbers brought back to the table at Kitimat Council
March 5 -- Former Health official to appear before Kitimat Council
March 5 -- Smelter Emission concerns in Kitimat (video)
March 2 -- Kitimat taking wait and see approach on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs


February 20 -- Kitimat Re-branding  (video)
February 20 -- Sunken fishing vessel raised from Kitamaat village docks
February 14 -- Kitimat reaches labour deal with municipal workers
February 10 -- Communities need to drive support for LNG
February 10 -- New hospital staffer receives rent subsidy
February 10 -- Pacific Western takes over BC Transit contract as of April 1
February 10 -- Mayor Germuth reacts to failure of scrubber motion
February 10 -- DoK to spend $3.5 million on two projects
February 10 -- District eyes more than $1 million for walkways
February 2 -- Unifor postpones SO2 Town Hall in Kitimat


January 31 -- LNG Canada remains confident
January 28 -- Overwhelming turnout for LNG Town Hall
January 28 -- Haisla Nation Council delegation in Ottawa this week
January 28 -- Mayor Germuth's motion to support installation of scrubbers rejected
January 26 -- Preview of Kitimat LNG meeting (video)
January 26 -- LNG information session being held this weekend
January 25 -- Update on Kitimat area LNG projects Saturday
January 25 -- Kitimat SO2 scrubber motion a no-go
January 25 -- Kitimat turns down motion on scrubbers (video)
January 25 -- Kitimat Council votes No to scrubbers
January 24 -- BC Stats numbers for 2017 show continued population decline for Prince Rupert, Northwest  NCR
January 23 -- Schools open in Kitimat after tsunami warning cancelled
January 23 -- Powerful earthquake triggers tsunami warning, but now powerful wave
January 20 -- Uplifting news for Kitimat Museum Archives
January 20 -- Townhall will update Kitimat on LNG projects
January 19 -- Some Northern BC politicians try to keep LNG prospects alive; while Green Party threatens to topple NDP Government over LNG position  NCR
January 18 -- Northern Mayors, Haisla pitch BC LNG
January 13 -- Former mayor Ray Brady passes away
January 13 -- Kitimat registers biggest drop in property assessments
January 12 -- Northwest municipalities pick consultant for workforce attraction project
January 12 -- Prince Rupert and other Northwest communities hire consultant to deliver on resident workforce plans  NCR
January 11 -- Alberta Transportation giant selected to provide Northwest Transit service starting in April  NCR
January 11 -- Who wants to live here?
January 9 -- Kitimat Look Ahead for 2018 (video)
January 8 -- Haisla Bridge - to renovated or to rebuild
January 4 -- Kitimat Council seeks repairs to Highway 37 (video)
January 4 -- Kitimat Pushes for Highway 37 Upgrades
January 4 -- Northwest Bus service gets a new operator
January 3 -- As LNG promise fades, property assessments decline in B.C.'s north
January 3 -- BC Transit picks new operator for Northwest

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