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Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre annual maintenance begins August 8

Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2023 01:12 PM

Aquatic Centre will open on Monday, October 2. Find our pool schedule here.

The annual maintenance for the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre will be August 8 to September 24.

Here is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about our pool’s maintenance:

What is the annual maintenance closure?

A public swimming pool requires a lot of complex machinery and plumbing to handle the thousands of patrons we welcome each year. All public swimming pools undergo a period where they need to lock the doors so they can...

A special ceremonial drive over the new Haisla Bridge on July 31, 2023.

Traffic open on new Haisla Bridge

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023 06:28 PM

On July 31 we welcomed traffic on to the new Haisla Bridge.

Just before we opened it for all, we were happy to offer a ceremonial first trip for Haisla Nation Council Chief Councillor Crystal Smith with Haisla Elder Marilyn Furlan, along with Mayor Phil Germuth who invited his mother along for the ride as well. They also offered a goodbye to the old structure too.

At 9:00 a.m. this morning, all traffic opened for the new Haisla Bridge. It’s still a construction zone so continue to be mindful of...

Notice of Temporary Haisla Bridge Traffic Restrictions

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023 08:02 PM


Please be advised of the following restrictions for the Haisla Bridge:

  • July 31 to August 7 - NO LOADS OVER 63,000 KGS IN WEIGHT CAN CROSS THE NEW BRIDGE - NO EXCEPTIONS. Both lanes of traffic will commute over the new bridge. Due to construction activities, the new bridge will not be able to accommodate overload vehicles.
  • August 8 - Full transport over the new bridge, with new traffic permit requirements.

Due to construction activities, this...

Overnight Emergency Room Closures at the Kitimat General Hospital

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 07:18 PM


 Overnight Emergency Room Closures at the Kitimat General Hospital

Kitimat BC, July 25, 2023
 The District of Kitimat shares the concerns with the recent overnight emergency room (ER) closures at the Kitimat General Hospital. Mayor Germuth is in communication with Administrators of the Northern Health Authority (NHA) and remains an advocate for keeping our emergency room open. The District continues to regularly communicate with Northern Health.

On July 13, a meeting of...

Campfire ban in effect for Kitimat as of July 10

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2023 05:30 PM

This notice is out of date. Please visit for current fire prohibitions.

The District of Kitimat is now implementing a campfire/backyard fire ban, in line with recently updated restrictions in place across the Northwest Fire Centre region.

This is in effect as of 3:00 p.m., July 10, 2023.

A campfire or backyard fire within Kitimat is defined as any fire one metre wide. Or 1.5 metres in certain areas of the community. (Visit to read our backyard fire pamphlet for...