Kitimat City Council for Monday, May 21st started with the Mayoral good news. She congratulated Cameron Orr from the Northern Sentinel on becoming a parent.
She moved on to last week’s press release from Shell. She thanked Council, KTIDs and the Chamber of Commerce for all the work they have done to bring Shell to Kitimat.
“Things do not just happen. I was told last week that: ‘You guys, you don’t need an economic development officer. You don’t need the Council. You don’t need the Chamber. You don’t need anybody. It just happens. It’s going to happen anyway.’ Well I can tell you, it doesn’t just happen,” said Monaghan. “We talk with them. We say: ‘Ok, this is what we can do. this is what we can’t do. We want you here. These are the things that we can do.’”
She explained all of these groups worked together as a unit to bring LNG Canada to Kitimat. She read from the press release found here.
“Natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fuels we have. We are very excited about this. We as Council welcome Shell Canada into our community,” said Monaghan.