Record turnout at South Hazelton meeting

The South Hazelton Community Association had the best turnout yet at their monthly meeting last Monday. More than 20 residents came out to hear what the five members of the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District had to say and ask questions.

The South Hazelton Community Association had the best turnout yet at their monthly meeting last Monday. More than 20 residents came out to hear what the five members of the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District had to say and ask questions. Discussions were on the state of the water improvement project currently underway as well as issues surrounding the recent letter the KSRD sent out in regards to metering and the increase in the monthly water usage fee from $15 to $25.

Manager of Services and Works, Roger Tombs, explained that the water treatment facility at the reservoir should be up and running in May but the project at the Fire Department won’t be finished until the Fall. Thornhill Fire Chief and RD representative Wes Patterson was there to answer concerns and questions regarding the state of the South Hazelton Fire Department and offer suggestions on how to move forward to ensure all residents had optimal fire protection.

The potential project of fixing up the South Hazelton ball field and starting a baseball league for children was discussed as well as building a bus shelter for students waiting at the former South Hazelton Elementary school. Minutes from the meeting will be posted on the website and anyone who would like more information on the SHCA is asked to contact Julia at southhazeltonca@gmail.com