REPORTING · 16th July 2012
On the solstice, June 21st, the Kitimat Heritage Society did a walk around the Cormorant area of the Nechako Neighbourhood. They had two walks planned. The first would go in a circle around Bittern and Brant street, the second would go up to Heron Park and back down to Cormorant. The walk was well attended.
“Kitimat is a very special place,” said Walter Thorn. “I still remember that 1956 National Geographic Magazine that highlighted Kitimat and it showed the walkways and talked about how wonderful it was.”
He explained Kitimat was built with the homes facing inwards, although this has been phased out, despite the main structure still being there. Thorn also talked about Clarence Stine, the person who designed the town, and his team.
Stine designed the walkway plan and people still look at the community because of his plan. Thorn attributed this to the walkway and greenbelt section of the town.
Also present was a representative from the District of Kitimat Engineering Department to answer questions about the walkway plan.
This sidewalk was once schedualed for decomissioning. It has since been rescued from the list.
Thorn wanted to highlight the referbished playground.