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REPORTING · 2nd July 2015
Walter McFarlane
There was no stage show on Canada Day this year, meaning there were no awards handed out to deserving members of the community, no live music and no speeches from local leaders.

All three leaders of government were involved in the parade and were willing to express their Canada Day greetings to the public.

“Happy Canada Day everybody, it’s a great day to celebrate Canada’s multiculturalism and a great day to do so,” said Mayor Phil Germuth. He reminded everyone to stay hydrated in the hot weather.

“It’s another spectacularly beautiful day to celebrate Canada here in Kitimat,” said MLA Robin Austin. “It’s like we get this almost every year.”

He stated we were lucky to live in a place like Kitimat, with beautiful weather. He expressed he was looking forward to spending Canada Day in Kitimat.

Member of Parliament, Nathan Cullen stated: “It’s an incredible place to spend Canada Day. Kitimat always hosts the most amazing event. The Food, the parade is always excellent.”

He expressed it was good to see the community bouncing back and all the happy faces following the strike.