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REPORTING · 9th July 2013
District of Kitimat
The District of Kitimat is the proud recipient of the 2013 Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Vision in Planning Award, in recognition of the enduring quality of the community’s original Master Plan developed in 1952. Gwendolyn Sewell, Director of Community Planning & Development, accepted the award on behalf of the District this morning at CIP’s National Conference in Vancouver.

“Kitimat appreciates the award that acknowledges us for community planning in 1952,” said Mayor Joanne Monaghan. “Much time has passed and Council and Mayor recognize the vast changes that are happening at the present time in Kitimat. We must further develop the initial concept as quickly as possible to fit today’s needs of remaining a sustainable community.”

CIP is a national body dedicated to the advancement of responsible planning, representing a membership of approximately 7,000 planning professionals across the country. CIP established the Vision in Planning Award in 2001 to recognize community plans that have achieved or exceeded their intended expectations and represent a significant contribution to planning heritage in Canada.
town planning
Comment by i . s. on 15th July 2013
i hope there is some plans for more cammping grounds in kitimat its a shame to have to go to terrace or farther just to go cammping the river banks are full .
Master Plan
Comment by CEM on 12th July 2013
How very nice for Kitimat to of received this reward. However it may of been a great idea when there were hardly any trees when the town was first built. Now with all the bush so over grown, bears roam freely as they always have but now with all the thick underbrush, the idea of a bear that could come out at anytime, isn't a very comforting thought. Fences in backyards leaning over or parts missing in need of repair. Bushes/hedges growing out into the sidewalk area. Dogs charging at you as you pass them by. Cement in sidewalks cracked, sinking into the ground, moss taking over, one has to watch every step one takes.
No privacy for home isn't a place I would want to live. I would feel much safer walking on sidewalks at the front of a house and not on the road with cars hitting large pools of water. It's quite a round about way to the front door of a house. I say no more. Well just about....with all the resurfacing of some of the streets in Kitimat, the money could be better used in making a sidewalk to the viewpoint and repairing the network of trails/sidewalks in homeowners backyards. Amen !
Yah Right.
Comment by Apocalypse Now on 11th July 2013
Were in town camps in the master plan? Don't think so
Master Plan Recognized
Comment by Louise Avery on 11th July 2013
Fantastic news! The green space model is a unique feature of Kitimat - part of Kitimat's heritage that is worthwhile to maintain.