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Premier Christy Clark tours Kitimat Valley Institute
Premier Christy Clark had a chance to do hands on demonstrations while tour the Kitimat Valley Institute. (Credit: Gene Law)

Premier Christy Clark tours Kitimat Valley Institute

Premier Christy Clark is in the Northwest and took time to tour the Kitimat Valley Institute.

She got a tour of the facility, learning about of some of the trades programs that are offered there.

Clark took a hand at soldering as well as getting a close up look at welding from students at the school.

The school is hoping the province will direct more resources in their direction and offered the tour as an introduction.

Premier Clark says the programs offered at KVI will help people get trained for when LNG arrives in the area.

She says even though LNG projects are delayed, she wants to ensure everyone is ready for when they arrive.

Premier Clark gets a demonstration from a KIV student.

Premier Clark gets a demonstration from a KIV student. (Credit: Gene Law)

Clark also took time to talk about the tug that went aground a month ago west of Bella Bella.

Clark was criticized for attending an event at Buckingham Palace, giving recognition for the Great Bear Rain Forest while the Heiltsuk Nation was dealing the tug and spill.

She says the province is fighting for them and continues to look at the federal government to step up.

Clark says regardless if LNG comes, ship traffic is always increasing whether it be ferries or tugs escorting ships and that’s why a better coast guard presence is needed.

Clark also addressed the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce and Smithers Chamber of Commerce.

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