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In Pictures: Kitimat in transition: a boomtown in the making

With the local aluminum smelter being upgraded and LNG infrastructure being built as major pipeline decisions are about to be made, Kitimat is anticipating a major boom

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The Kitamaat Village native marina in the waters of Douglas Channel near Kitimat, B.C.

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The Delta Spirit Lodge cruise ship has sailed to Kitimat to house temporary workers upgrading Rio Tinto Alcan’s smelter.

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Gaby Poirier, general manager of B.C. operations, at the Rio Tinto Alcan Kitimat site with stacks of aluminum ingots.

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A rainbow forms above Kitimat’s Rio Tinto Alcan smelter, which is undergoing a huge modernization project.

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The future Kitimat LNG site, which is owned by Chevron and Apache LNG, is under construction on April 8, 2014.

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Dan Yarwood, a bricklayer who is working on the Rio Tinto Alcan Kitimat modernization project, arrives at the local animal shelter to pick up a dog to walk.

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Phil Germuth is a councillor for the Kitimat district and owner of Phil's Mobile.

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Homes in Kitimat in April 2014.

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