KITIMAT, BC – There was a chemical related incident at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre today at approximately 8:45pm. No patrons were in the facility at the time of the incident, and all staff are accounted as safe and unharmed.

It is anticipated that regular scheduled programming will resume at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre tomorrow (November 17, 2018). An update will be provided on the District of Kitimat’s website and official Facebook page by 12pm tomorrow.

As a safety precaution, the adjacent Tamitik Arena was temporarily evacuated during the incident. However, emergency response personnel have declared the arena safe, and regular scheduled programming has resumed.

We appreciate the public’s patience with this temporary facility closure.


For more information, please contact:

Michael Dewar
Director of Economic Development
District of Kitimat


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