April 17, 2020 - The District of Kitimat wants to remind everyone that we must keep holding the line to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. Here are some considerations for keeping safe this weekend:

Barricades Removed Along Dyke Road

Barricades that were installed off of Dyke Road to prevent vehicles from travelling to the riverbank have now been removed. The public is reminded to practice physical distancing at all times when recreating outdoors in the District of Kitimat.

Kitimat Campground Facilities Closed

Hirsch Creek Park and Radley Park will not be open for camping until at least May 31, 2020.

This action aligns with federal and provincial directives on camping and encourages people to stay home to reduce COVID-19 transmission risk. The closure of these parks is necessary to ensure the continued health and safety of the public and District of Kitimat personnel.

Campfires are Permitted; Open Burn Fires are Not Permitted

As ordered by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, open burning is prohibited across B.C. Contained campfires are still permitted at this time.

Resources Available Through Federal and Provincial Governments

Both the Federal and Provincial Governments opened up new resources for individuals, families, and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to their websites to see if there are resources to support you.

www.canada.ca
https://www2.gov.bc.ca

Continue to Comply with Government Recommendations

The rate of new COVID-19 cases is slowing down in B.C., and it is all because of the collective action of people across the province. Early public health actions like closing schools and restaurants, travel restrictions, and our testing strategy, have made a difference. Do your part -- continue to practice physical distancing -- and we will get through this together.

Visit www.kitimat.ca for more information on these matters or on how to keep Kitimat safe 

Please Do Your Part to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Kitimat!

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