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The winning float in the 2015 Kitimat Canada parade from the Community Supper Club. (Robin Rowland)
Staff Sergeant Phil Harrison who is retiring from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police leads the Canada Day parade. (Robin Rowland)
Kitimat Fire and Rescue. (Robin Rowland)
Kitimat Marine Rescue Society (Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue SAR 63) still affectionately known as “Snowflake Responder” (Robin Rowland)
Mayor Phil Germuth. (Robin Rowland)
Rio Tinto Alcan’s Gaby Poirier leads the RTA entry in the parade. (Robin Rowland)
Kids enjoy the parade. (Robin Rowland)
The Haisla Nation Spirit of Kitlope Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Handing out goodies to spectators along the parade route. (Robin Rowland)
The Canada Day cake at Riverlodge ready for cutting. (Robin Rowland)
Later on the afternoon of Canada Day, a wildfire broke out on the hydro transmission corridor near the Rio Tinto Alcan smelter. It was contained a couple of days later. (Robin Rowland)
Fireworks. (Robin Rowland)
Fireworks. (Robin Rowland)
For the past few days, a cold weather inversion has kept a layer of smoke over Kitimat, BC, the Kitimat harbour and Douglas Channel, and according to the Environment Canada weather alert, as far into the interior as Vanderhoof. This image from the park on Albatross Avenue looking out toward Douglas Channel on Friday, November 14, 2014. (Robin Rowland)
A slightly different angle, where part of the Channel can be seen through the smokey haze. (Robin Rowland)
And a stitch panorama of the whole view of the Channel, part of a project where I have been taking panoramic images of the harbour and Douglas Channel from the same spot since 2010. If this image was reproduced full size it would be 200 centimetres or about 78 inches wide. It is a bit noisy at that level and if I eventually use it, will probably be at a smaller size. (Robin Rowland)
Bish Cove, down Douglas Channel from Kitimat, is the site of the $3 billion liquified natural gas terminal, the KM LNG (Kitimat LNG facility) project, which could see LNG exported from the proposed giant terminal on tankers to Asia.
At the moment, Bish Cove is only accessible by boat and helicopter. The stormy evening of July 27, 2011 was not the best for taking photos, with heavy overcast, constant rain, fog and smoke on the mountains. It was the first time I was able to visit Bish Cove since the preliminary construction project began.
Construction has just begun and there is no road. Smoke is from burning slash from cleared bush. The next step in the project is to blast the bare rock hillside behind the beach to the left down to close to sea level.
KM LNG artists’ conceptions of how the site in the photographs will eventually look. (Courtesy KM LNG)
Coverage of energy and environment on the northwest BC coast by Robin Rowland in Northwest Coast Energy News.
On the sunny afternoon of Sunday, October 24, 2010, I just happened to look out my front window when suddenly white smoke began to appear in the valley below in the Kildala neighborhood of Kitimat, smoke which quickly added dark gray and spread out horizontally over a wide area of the neighborhood.
There had been an explosion and fire in a family home on Stikine St.. Thankfully there were no injuries.
A few shots of the Kitimat firefighters at work battling the house fire.
A firefighter cools down hotspots after much of the house was destroyed by the fire.
A firefighter emerges from the smoke of the burning house.
Update:Nov. 3, 2010. Local media report police now say fire is “suspicious.”