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REPORTING · 25th July 2014
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat City Council always begins with Mayor Joanne Monaghan’s good news and Monday, July 21st was no exception.

“I’ve been working with the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education, the Honourable Sandra Carroll, to try to work out the details of the proposed 24/7 clinic. This is not an easy task,” said Monaghan. They also brought the Minster of Health, Terry Lake up to date on the subject earlier in the day.

“I received calls, re: Camping on the Riverbank as many other Councillors have. Many of you are as frustrated as we are. I have sent maps to some individuals showing them where the tiny portion is that the DoK owns but most are privately owned, some even by the crown,” said Monaghan.

She had tea at the senior’s Centre with Edna Webb, the first winner of the Miss Kitimat Pageant. She visited Kitimat this past week and the senior’s Centre put on a tea for her.

Monaghan visited the Command Centre at the Fire Hall during the fire in Strawberry Meadows. “I was very pleased with the organization of the DoK employees, RCMP, Fire Fighters and of course, Bob McLeod, our emergency Coordinator. I want to thank them all for their coordination, the fire fighters, RCMP, Forest Service and of course, thank you Jack Oviatt for providing your equipment to set up the fire guards,” said Monaghan.

Monaghan stated she and the CAO met with UNBC interim president Mark Dale and Minister of Health, Terry Lake.

“A heartfelt thank you to all who helped and are helping the family from the Lillooet Street [fire whose home] was burned out and our condolences go to them. I understand many donations are coming to them and if you would like to help, please contact To Die for Décor. They are collecting items,” said Monaghan.

She expressed she has been receiving great compliments on the District of Kitimat flowerbeds. “Thank you to our DoK gardeners for making this possible,” said Monaghan.