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The North Matters group held a forum, LNG Myths, Facts & Benefits in Kitimat, BC, on May 2, 2018.
Here are the portraits of the speakers.
The new District of Kitimat Council was sworn in at a special ceremony at the Council Chambers at Northwest Community College in Kitimat, Monday, December 1, 2014.
Mario Feldhoff reads the oath of office. (Robin Rowland)
Councillor Edwin Empinado celebrates being elected for a second term. (Robin Rowland)
Ron Poole swears in new councillor, tattoo artist Claire Rattée. (Robin Rowland)
New councillor Larry Walker prepares to sign his oath of office. (Robin Rowland)
The new mayor, Phil Germuth gives his inaugural address. (Robin Rowland)
The 2014 District of Kitimat Council, (left to right) Councillor Edwin Empinado, Councillor Larry Walker, Councillor Mario Feldhoff, Mayor Phil Germuth, Councillor Rob Goffinet, Councillor Claire Rattée and Councillor Mary Murphy, with Sgt. Graham Morgan and Staff Sgt. Phil Harrison.
The candidates from three of the major provincial parties in Skeena riding in the 2013 British Columbia election participated in an all candidates meeting Wednesday, May 1, 2013. NDP candidate and MLA incumbent Robin Austin makes a point while Conservative candidate Mike Brousseau and Carol Leclerc listen.
Robin Austin listens to a question at the all candidates meeting.
Liberal Carol Leclerc makes a point.
Mike Brousseau listens to a questioner.
Conservative Mike Brousseau answers a question.
Liberal Carol Leclerc listens to a question.
Robin Austin answers a question.
Mike Brousseau, the Conservative candidate leaves the stage at the Mt. Elizabeth Theatre following an all candidates meeting in Kitimat, BC, May 1, 2013 In the background, NDP candidate Robin Austin of the NDP, the incumbent MLA, centre, chats with Trish Parsons of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, left, and Liberal candidate, Carol LeClerc, right
The Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police lead the Canada Day parade in Kitimat, BC, July 1, 2012. (Robin Rowland)
The Kitimat Marine Rescue Society’s Snowflake Responder in the Canada Day Parade. (Robin Rowland)
Bechtel, which is building the Rio Tinto Alcan Kitimat Modernization Project had a small fleet of golf carts in the parade. (Robin Rowland)
A young drummer in the Rio Tinto Alcan dragon boat. (Robin Rowland)
Members of the environmental group Douglas Channel Watch march with blow-up Orcas, as Kitimat mayor Joanne Monaghan follows in a convertible. (Robin Rowland)
Kitimat mayor Joanne Monaghan (Robin Rowland)
Nathan Cullen, NDP for Skeena Bulkley Valley, and NDP House Leader waves to spectators while marching in the Kitimat Canada Day parade. (Robin Rowland)
The International Peace Day contingent in the Canada Day parade. (Robin Rowland)
A guad from the Kitimat Rod and Gun Association (Robin Rowland)
Stop, Drop and Read (Robin Rowland)
The Canadian Auto Workers float in the Canada Day parade. The CAW is currently in tough negotiations for a new contract with Rio Tinto Alcan. (Robin Rowland)
Girls and dogs march with the Kitimat Humane Society (Robin Rowland)
Children on horses conclude the Canada Day parade (Robin Rowland)
A crowd estimated by the media at high of more than 2,000 to a low of about 600, marched through the streets of Prince Rupert on Saturday, February 4, to protest against Enbridge’s $5.5-billion Northern Gateway bitumen pipeline and the associated super tanker traffic.
The protest was organized by the Gitga’at First Nation, of Hartley Bay, at the mouth of Douglas Channel . Nearby Wright Sound, known for its tricky currents and winds in bad weather would be the passageway for most of the tanker.
The Tsimshian First Nation, the hosts, welcomed the Gitga’at and protestors from other First Nations and reisdents of northwestern BC, before the the march began at Pacific Marinter’s Memorial Park.
It ended at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, where, iin the afternoon, speakers spoke about environmental concerns, followed by a dancing and concert in the evening.
Gitga’at boats from Hartley Bay rescued passengers after the sinking of the ferry Queen of the North in 2006.
The Gitga’at say oil still leaks from the Queen of the North, affecting some shellfish beds in the area.