REPORTING · 23rd August 2012
On Thursday, August 16th, the Source held its soft opening. A ribbon was stretched before the store. Mayor Joanne Monaghan had been asked to cut the ribbon but had declined due to political reasons. In her place were Acting Mayor Corrine Scott and Councillor Mary Murphy.
“A tremendous amount [of work has gone into the store],” said Ian Webber, the Manager of the Source in Terrace and who helped put the new Source together in Kitimat. “We worked a lot of hours, I put a lot of hours in but that’s just a part of the program when you work in retail.”
The District of Kitimat is very proud of our retail and small business owners. They put in long hours to be successful, and they, with their staff, showcase Kitimat to the world by offering excellent service and public relations to the residents, visitors and tourists,” said Scott before she cut the ribbon.
“On behalf of the Mayor, Council and Administration of the District of Kitimat, we welcome your expanded store, the Source, and wish you every success in the future,” said Scott.
Webber expressed the people in Kitimat have been very good to them. The mall received them well and they are happy with the maintenance staff. The store will employ five employees.
“We put a lot of hours into it and it looks really good. It’s a first class electronics store,” said Webber.
We were told to expect a grand opening of the Source in September.
Comment by richard on 29th August 2012
always get the gease $$$$$$ high on the hog
Comment by Linda Halyk on 23rd August 2012
What political reason could there be????
Oh could it be: stay away from the political heat of welcoming a bullying corp, that shut down a long time viable, independent residents store.
Posturing for the next election already.
Comment by Larry on 23rd August 2012
You got to be kidding''''
Mayor Declines for political reasons?
Comment by Apocalypse Now on 23rd August 2012
What a joke.