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REPORTING · 6th October 2011
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat City Council on the third of October began with the Mayor’s by weekly status report. The good news for the night started with a special thank you to all the Council Members who went to UBCM.

“I had some very important meetings here and I was very pleased that they carried on and carried the torch for Kitimat,” said Monaghan.

She met with the owner of City Centre Mall who was talking to two large companies who were looking at the mall. She explained he was planning to revitalize the Mall and is planning a 42 unit hotel for the right hand side of the mall.

Monaghan also met with Douglas Channel Energy Partnership. They are preparing a timeline for phase one and are looking at the second phase. They are completing biometho-permitting during the first quarter of 2012. Their export license should be granted in December. Their engineering in the first quarter of 2012 and their contracts completed during the first quarter of 2012. The final investment decision is at the end of the first quarter of 2012. After the construction is finished, the first shipments should be going out of Kitimat in the first and second quarter of 2014.

Monaghan explained the filming of the movie, Monkey Beach, in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village looks promising. She hoped an announcement would be made soon. The Unsightly Premises Task Force is working hard. She will be meeting with the owner of Nechako Centre next week.

Finally, Monaghan said she found it interesting that Rio Tinto Alcan was advertising jobs in Kitimat on BCTV. “So I guess Kitimat is once again becoming a community on the move and it’s going forward,” said Monaghan.