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REPORTING · 25th November 2013
Walter McFarlane
Mayor Joanne Monaghan kicked off the Regular Meeting of Kitimat City Council with her usual good news.

“Your Council and Mayor have once again been very, very busy. We had an opportunity to meet with the Labour Council one evening and that was very productive,” said Monaghan.

She talked about how Darius Nijjer, five years old from Nechako School, was Fire Chief for the day. Remembrance Day was well attended. Nathen Cullen held an evening on LNG. Kitimat honoured it’s volunteers.

“I had the honour of attending a legion function presenting a 60 year ribbon and gold medal to Mrs. Eileen Kraven. Congratulations,” said Monaghan.

She explained how Council was present at the opening of the temporary emergency room at the hospital and how there are renovations going on at the Hospital itself which are expected to take three months.

“We also met with several investors. One, Eric Webster had some great news. He is the owner of Aluminium City Lodge. The Demolition will start any day now depending on the weather. In January, they plan to start building a micro hotel with the first phase being 87 rooms and a Windgate Restaurant. More units may come later.” said Monaghan.

“Also, the new owner of Jed Stumps Trailer park was in town and met with the tenants as so many rumours were flying around that they would have to move almost immediately in a few months. He did set their mind at ease by saying, a year’s notice was a must to be given, and then zoning had to be in place, etc.,” said Monaghan.

The last item was that the province had given Council $15,000 to set up a trailer as a cold weather emergency shelter. It should be ready in a few weeks, just in time for the cold weather to set in.
jed stumps
Comment by j.s. on 27th November 2013
how does this put every body at ease, mayor monaghan, and how is this concidered good news, ware is every body saposed to move to especially when alot of the people living there have pets that are a part of there familys, this is a disaster for the people that live there.