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REPORTING · 3rd January 2013
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat City Council is already preparing for Canada Day. During the December Budget Rush, they pre-approved the Festivals Kitimat Summer Student. On Monday December 17th, they began to prepare the Fireworks Grant.

Councillor Corinne Scott Moved the recommendation to apply for the Fireworks Grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage for July 2013 and pointed it would also be Kitimat’s 60th anniversary.

Councillor Mario Feldhoff wanted to make sure this is what they did every year. “I used to be on the Celebrate Canada Committee which they have now dissolved and sometimes, we were even able to get more money. Now that it’s dissolved, we can’t do that anymore but we do get a certain amount every year,” said Mayor Joanne Monaghan.

Scott wanted to know if there was an opportunity to ask for more money because of Kitimat’s anniversary. Monaghan said it would be feasible to ask. Councillor Mary Murphy had a notice of motion ready for later in the meeting.

Murphy made the motion establish a committee to deal with the 60th anniversary. The motion was called and carried.

“We will have a great celebration for the 60th,” said Monaghan.
Celebrate everything that is kitimat
Comment by Tom on 4th January 2013
Celebrate the ocean as well . Without it there would be no kitimat past 60 years . Without it there will be no future . We need an ocean park . It is our ocean . Why do we not have free access to it ? Why will the fed or the province not respond to our questions . We are expected to help with the idlenomore but we get no help from fn . Nothing but silence from them . I guess they don't care because they have ocean parks , ocean access , their own wharf where we the rest of Canadians are not welcome . It's a disgrace on many fronts . Will we have to wait another 60 years for a park or will we be completely walled of by then .