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REPORTING · 18th July 2013
Walter McFarlane
At the Regular Meeting of Council for Tuesday, July 2nd, Council had a motion come before them to create a District of Kitimat Newsletter to be circulated quarterly. The idea of having a District of Kitimat Newsletter was brought forth by Councillor Corinne Scott when she was running for Council in the 2010 By-Election.

Although Councillor Scott was away, Councillor Mary Murphy made the motion. The motion was for the newsletter to have pertinent information concerning valid issues. She wanted Canada Post to circulate the newsletter. It would go to every resident and business in the District of Kitimat.

ďI think itís pretty clear that early in the process, when we first started on Council, our CAO wanted some open town meetings and that didnít happen. This is one way to get some important information out to the residents so they know whatís going on so I think itís an important motion,Ē said Murphy.

Councillor Mario Feldhoff wanted to know if they were already preparing a newsletter. He was told the District of Kitimat was already preparing monthly newsletter which will appear on the website. CAO Ron Poole explained the news would be stale if they were done quarterly.

The motion was called and carried.

The July Newsletter just came out and can be found on the District Webpage:
Cost of Quarterly newsletter
Comment by Corinne Scott on 24th July 2013
The mailing costs for a quarterly newsletter would be less than $2,500 per year. There are still a number of residents without access to a computer, and this would ensure that all households would receive it. Meanwhile, the Communications Officer, Tyler Noble sends out an electronic newsletter monthly. If you wish to receive the electronic version, please contact the DoK office.
Comment by CEM on 22nd July 2013
How much is this costing ?