Kitimat

Bad Blood, Seething Passions Corrode Some B.C. Town Councils

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Sadly, the civic mayhem isn't limited to staffing, it's cross-contaminated a few council chambers, sometimes making the Hatfield and McCoy feud seem like an episode of the Brady Bunch.

B.C. Signs $36-Billion LNG Agreement With Malaysian Energy Giant

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The project would be the largest capital investment in B.C.'s history.

Rio Tinto Alcan Is Harming Kitimat Households

Carol Linnitt | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

Increased sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the expanded Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) aluminum smelter in Kitimat, B.C. will result in increased health costs for local households, an expert witness told an Environmental Appeals Board panel in Victoria, Monday.

Emissions From Rio Tinto Alcan Kitimat Smelter Are At Heart Of Hearings

Carol Linnitt | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"This case really does represent a situation where you have a regulator that has gotten too close to a powerful and well-resourced private interest that it is supposed to be independently regulating," said Chris Tollefson, lawyer for the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre.

SNOMG, Kitimat

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

That's a lot of snow.

Major Snowfall Forces Evacuation Of B.C. First Nation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Power had been out in the village since 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Restoration was complicated by the fact that the area is remote and forested, and trees were continuing to fall onto power lines.

Northern B.C. SNOWED IN

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Kitimat has been hit by 120 centimetres of snow since Thursday. The 24-hour snowfall record is 112 centimetres set in 1961.

Exxon Proposes $25-Billion LNG Plant In B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Texas-based energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp., has submitted plans to develop what could be a $25-billion liquefied natural gas project near P...

David Black, Press Baron Behind B.C. Refinery Pitch, Has A Climate Denier Problem

Matt Price | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Matt Price

It's bad enough that David Black is allowing his newspaper chain to print misinformation. Newspaper people are usually pretty big on getting their facts right. But it is worse that Black is letting this happen at the same time he is seeking environmental credibility to bolster his refinery plans. The disconnect makes people wonder whether they can trust his "green" claims about Kitimat if his newspapers are preaching climate denial.

What Kitimat Can Teach Squamish About Standing Up To Big Projects

David Burke | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Burke

Enbridge is expected to be a significant issue in this fall's municipal election campaign in Kitimat, just as Woodfibre LNG is expected to be in Squamish.

Mr. Mulcair, the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence Is As Important As the Pacific Coast

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

If you hope to repeat the success of May 2, 2011, I invite you to take a firm stand against the TransCanada East pipeline and you must demand that the National Energy Board hold public hearings that are not mere rubber stamps for the oil industry.

TransCanada Plans To Build New B.C. Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says it plans to build a $1.9-billion pipeline to help feed Chevron Corp. and Apache Corp.'s proposed liquefied ...

'World's Most Luxury' Workcamps

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. modular home company has introduced what it's calling the "world's most luxury living quarters" for the province's LNG workers. BigSteelBox,...

How To NOT Make Friends, Influence People At Anti-Pipeline Rally

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Conservative Sun TV broadcaster Ezra Levant showed up at an anti-pipeline rally in Vancouver over the weekend, and predictably stirred things up with ...

Signed On For B.C. LNG Project

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Premier Christy Clark says a proposed liquefied natural gas development has reached an important milestone now that four major energy...

Town With Most To Gain Leads On Northern Gateway Rejection

Adam Olsen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

With a federal decision on Northern Gateway imminent, this vote in Kitimat sets the tone. If the Canadian government supports the project, Premier Christy Clark will be facing a challenge to similar to the one Kitimat's leadership stared down on Monday night.

Let B.C. Vote On Northern Gateway: Group

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

On the heels of a "no" vote by the citizens of Kitimat, B.C. against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, a campaign has begun for a possible provi...

RESULTS Of Northern Gateway Vote

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KITIMAT, B.C. - The residents of Kitimat, B.C. have voted against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project in a non-binding plebiscite.The ballo...

THE END OF THE LINE?

CP | Robin Rowland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KITIMAT, B.C. - It was unclear if frantic campaigning had any effect on voters in this northwest BC community who cast ballots Saturday in a plebiscit...

WATCH: 'No Enbridge' Protesters Surprise Kitimat Mayor

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A group of anti-Northern Gateway pipeline protesters surprised Kitimat's mayor at a basketball championship — just days before the city is set to vo...

Why a City's Symbolic Vote on Northern Gateway Matters

David R. Miller | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David R. Miller

Kitimat, situated at the heart of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project, is holding a municipal vote this week on the recommendation to green-light the project. Why it is happening and why Enbridge is so involved are two good questions. Why this matters to you, is a third.

Kitimat Hunters Fear Pipeline Would 'Wipe Out' Wild Game

Vancouver Observer | Mychaylo Prystupa | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Mike Langegger recalls the autumn moment two years ago when he, his son Adam, and daughter Hannah spotted a moose a stone’s throw away in a vall...

Enbridge Covers Northern B.C. With Ads Before Kitimat Northern Gateway Vote

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Enbridge's ad spend on the Kitimat vote so far is more than three times what the company would be allowed to spend in an electoral district during a provincial election. During a provincial election or initiative vote, Elections BC restricts how much companies and other third-party advertisers can spend -- but no such rules apply to the April 12 plebiscite.

Kitmat 'Flotel' Nearly Ready To Leave Vancouver

CBC | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A $4-million retrofit at a Vancouver shipyard has turned a Baltic cruise ship, the Silja Festival, into a floating hotel for about 600 construction wo...

'Flotel' To House Construction Workers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A cruise ship from the Baltic Sea has sailed into B.C., on its way to being turned into a floating hotel for construction workers in Kitimat. The S...