Posts Tagged “rain”
Hundreds of people (including lots of kids) turned out in a chilly, wet, West Coast November downpour on Saturday for Kitimat’s Festival of Lights, officially marking the start of the holiday season.
A construction truck created an arch of Christmas lights over Mountainview Square. (Robin Rowland)
Puddles reflected the lights as the rain continued. (Robin Rowland)
A couple of reindeer in lights on the back of a flatbed. (Robin Rowland)
A dump truck arrived, lit up like a Christmas tree. (Robin Rowland)
Then just as Santa Clause was due to arrive, the rain stopped.
Santa Claus, sitting on the Kitimat Fire and Rescue Ladder 11 talks to kids at the Festival of Lights. (Robin Rowland)
The CCGS Gordon Reid, a Canadian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel, is seen on a stormy, wet and windy Douglas Channel, off Coste Island, south of Kitimat, on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.
The Gordon Reid is currently (as of 2200 Oct 17, 2014) towing the Russian container vessel Simushir which lost power off the coast of Haida Gwaii and threatened to run aground on the island’s pristine shores. (CBC story as of 2200 Oct. 17, 2014)
Driving back to Kitimat from Prince Rupert on the afternoon of September 29, 2014, I stopped, as I often do, at the Basalt Creek rest area. Took a few shots of the Skeena and the railway tracks for a story I was working on about pipelines along the river. Then out of the corner of my eye I spotted some mushrooms growing on an old stump, catching the light filtered through the rain clouds. Remember those childhood tales of fairies perching on mushrooms, with these you can almost imagine there were fairies on those shiny edges just above the rain drop. (Robin Rowland photos)
A bald eagle flies over the water at the east end of Kaien Island just before the Prince Rupert Port Edward turnoff, June 3, 2013. (Robin Rowland)
A bald eagle circles over the mountain on the mainland at the turnoff. (Robin Rowland)
An eagle skims the ocean, hunting for prey. (Robin Rowland)
There were actually a pair of bald eagles that day, so here’s one high up on the thermals (Robin Rowland)
And another shot of the same eagle (Robin Rowland)
And on June 21, a cloudy, rainy day in Kitimat, a bald eagle appears a silhouette against the clouds.
Update: News release from Kitimat Fire and Rescue
At approximately 7:20 pm Saturday March. 2, 2013, Fire crews responded to a residential structure fire on Whitlesey St. The Fire Department responded with two engines, one ladder truck, and one Ambulance with 15 firefighters and two Chief Officers.
There was extensive damage to the garage and roof structure of the house. Crews remained on scene for 3 hours and 30 minutes. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
A fire caused major damage to a house on Whittlesey Street, in Kitimat, Saturday night, March 2, 2013. Neighbors said everyone got out safely. Again, according to neighbors the fire began in the garage, which was also a home workshop. There was apparently a fuel source of some kind in the garage for the fire continued for some time in the garage, despite efforts of Kitimat Fire and Rescue to extinguish the flames. Kitimat Fire are expected to remain on scene overnight. A police investigation into the cause of the fire will begin on Sunday morning.
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)