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REPORTING · 19th December 2012
Walter McFarlane
Mayor Joanne Monaghan started of the regular meeting of Kitimat City Council on Monday, December 17th with her customary good news. The Council Chambers were decorated with flowers for the last meeting before Christmas.

“Tonight, I would like to give special recognition to the Good Samaritans who provided aid and assistance to those individuals who were involved in the December 5th highway accident 20 Kilometres North of Kitimat. Our community is thankful for your bravery and your selflessness and act of heroism shown to those in need. There are many people involved in this various act of assistance, and for fear of not naming them all, I would like to say, on behalf of Council, thank you,” said Monaghan.

She admitted events have been slowing down because of Christmas. She attended a Delta King Tea to meet with the residents and provide Council’s Christmas Wishes.

The housing committee has gotten closer to affordable housing units in Kitimat. There will be more about this topic in the New Year. She also announced there is a proponent who wishes to come to Kitimat and she hopes to say more about it in the New Year.

She talked about the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation’s coffee house at the Hostpital last Wednesday in conjunction with Northern Health. They hosted music and Christmas Readings and served tea and hot chocolate.

There will also be KGHF Christmas ornaments for sale at Supervalu and Overwaitea this Friday and Saturday.

Finally, Monaghan let the community know Tim Horton’s had intended to open on the 21st. However, the opening will be later than expected. “However, they still say that it will be a Christmas Present for all of Kitimat when it opens and they all hope that it will be opening by the end of the year,” said Monaghan.

“I just want to say on behalf of Council and Myself, may you all have a very blessed Christmas and may 2013 bring many blessings to you and Kitimat,” said Monaghan.