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REPORTING · 16th June 2015
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat City Council received a report on Canada Day at their Regular Meeting on Monday, June 15th. Councillor Rob Goffinet moved the motion for Festivals Kitimat. Martin Gould, head of the Leisure Services Department explained the details.

“Canada Day came together this year fairly quickly and fairly easily, surprisingly,” said Gould.

He explained the Kinsmen are going to do the parade. The Free Bus Service was approved by Council that night. The Fire Department has ordered the fireworks.

The Hill Climb was going to be cancelled. However, when the Labour Dispute was settled, Harley Bell contacted the District of Kitimat wanting to do it, and the Dance. The District of Kitimat will be doing what they can to make it work.

There will not be a stage show this year because they do not have the time to pull it together. However, they are working to get a food fair together. They are working on a cake.

“LNG Canada has come on board with a project they are calling ‘Can Struction,’” said Gould. “They have organized a number of companies in town to build can structures.”

All the cans will be donated to the Kitimat Food Bank at the end. It will be in the Riverlodge Gym.

Some of the items, the Department is trying to be proactive with and are trying to get confirmation on. More details on these will be confirmed within the next few days and a full list will possibly be coming out later this week.

“We are pulling it together,” said Gould, although he admitted some of the staff will be hearing about this for the first time.
Comment by H.Sanou on 16th June 2015
Are private fireworks still allowed or has the District finally banned the idiotic behaviour of having fireworks at all hours of the night for about 4 days?
I know it is hard to chew gum and walk at the same time, witness the past couple of months with negotiations, but banning private fireworks should not be a hardship on council's brain.
Just a thought...
Comment by BusRider on 16th June 2015
Why would Canada Day bus rides end at a certain hour? There is no more Industrial Bus to worry about workers getting a free ride to work twice a year anymore, so why not extend it to all day? Also, how about a shuttle service for the fireworks from city center to avoid the yearly gongshow of car congestion after the show? Being in the middle of that is hardly the cherry on top of an otherwise nice day,eh?