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REPORTING · 8th September 2014
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat City Council always begins with Mayor Joanne Monaghan’s good news and Tuesday, September 2nd was no exception.

“Many interesting events have taken place in the past two weeks,” said Monaghan.

She expressed that in Terrace, there is a 42’ totem pole being carved. So far, the Lieutenant Governor, the Premier, the MLA and the MP carved the pole. Mayor Joanne Monaghan also received an opportunity to carve the pole.

Firefighter Alex Dobery retired and Monaghan spoke at his retirement. She thanked him for his years of service.

Money was raised from a motorcycle Show and Shine at the Chamber of Commerce. She thanked the people from KMP who come to the Animal Shelter every week to sort the bottles that citizens bring to the animal Shelter. “It produces about $5000 for the Shelter every month, thank you KMP,” said Monaghan.

Council was updated on the Air Quality Study by Shell. MLA Robin Austin, the Critic for Immigration Jane Shin and the LNG Critic, Bruce Ralston met with Council for lunch. They also had an update on the Air Shed study from Mr. Hoffman.

“I attended the opening of the Energy Display at the Museum. Very interesting,” said Monaghan.

She declared the Fish Derby a success. She spoke at the Labour Day Picnic at the Rod and Gun. Monaghan was to speak at the UNBC anniversary on Tuesday, September 2nd, but she chose to attend the Council Meeting instead. She sent a written message instead.

“I along with Lawyer Murray Sadler went to cabinet committee twice to convince them that they needed a university for Northern British Columbia. That was 26 years ago. We convinced them that they needed that, that they should release the money for the project,” said Monaghan.

That was all for the good news.