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New electronic fare system for Kitimat’s public transit

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2024 06:20 PM

BC Transit’s Umo (pronounced “you-mo”) electronic fare system is now live in Kitimat.

Umo introduces contactless payment methods and new fare products.

BC Transit will have information available in the Lower City Centre Mall entrance on Thursday, May 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. See their post below for more information.

From the BC Transit website:

“New Payment Methods

New payment methods include the Umo Mobility app and a reloadable Umo card. The Umo Mobility app is free in the Apple App and...

Kechika street fire

Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Services responds to house fire on Kechika Street

Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2024 12:43 PM

Kitimat, BC — At 11:02 a.m., Kitimat’s Fire and Ambulance Service responded to a residential structure fire at 65 Kechika Street.

On arrival fire crews found the structure fully involved, but thankfully there have been no reported injuries at this time. The property did sustain a substantial amount of damage.

The department responded to the incident with 3 engines, 13 firefighters, and 2 chief officers.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Cameron Orr

Kitamaat Open enjoys another year of success

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2024 07:26 PM

Photo Gallery: Kitimaat Open Basketball 2024 will appear here on the public site.

It was another successful year as the Kitamaat Open basketball tournament enjoyed its 16th run over the April 26 to 28 weekend.

This event runs annually, and is co-hosted by Haisla Nation and the District of Kitimat.

In the Women’s Division, it was Shae’s Team versus Haisla in the finals, with Shae’s Team clinching the win. In third was the team Nations.

The Men’s Division saw Chiefs Red vs. Chiefs Black with Black...

April 28, 2024 - National Day of Mourning Joint Statement

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 02:39 PM

April 28 National Day of Mourning Joint Statement - District of Kitimat, IAFF 1304, and Unifor 2300 On April 28th, the National Day of Mourning, we honour the memory of workers who have lost their lives or have been injured as a result of work-related incidents. In 2023, 175 workers in British Columbia died from a workplace injury or disease. There were 82 fatalities due to traumatic injury and 93 fatalities due to occupational disease. This is a time where workers, families, employers and others...

Minerals North Conference and Trade Show

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024 01:01 PM

The District of Kitimat is excited to see the Minerals North conference and trade show in the community, from May 8th to 10th, 2024. 

Co-hosted by Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, the District, and the Kitimat Economic Development Association, this annual conference is hosted in a northern community and brings together professionals and industry leaders to discuss developments, best practices, and new opportunities.

We’re proud for Kitimat to be the 2024 conference host community!

As we move closer to...