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Kitsumkalum Rock Quarry Utilizes Real-Time Communications to Notify Residents

July 29, 2015

For immediate release


 (Kitsumkalum, BC – July 30, 2015) As an award-winning quarry operator, the Kitsumkalum Band recognizes that the Kalum Rock Quarry is a central part of the local economy. Blasting operations at the quarry have been a key economic driver in the community since 1964. For decades, the quarry has been supplying jobs to locals and contributing to the local supply chain business – proudly 100 per cent local.

The Kitsumkalum Band office strives ensure work at the quarry continues to bring economic benefits to the area, while making sure blasting levels don’t detract from the quality of life for residents.

Experts and workers at the Kalum Rock Quarry take every measure to mitigate ground vibration and noise. Blasts are controlled and monitored; following proper procedures with an alert whistle sounding before each blast.

On rare occasions, a shallow blast may reach higher levels of vibration and noise. It’s important to note that the Quarry team is monitoring the noise effects of these blasts in our continued efforts to ensure that the community is disturbed as little as possible.

Kitsumkalum First Nation and its Kalum Rock Quarry operations are committed to continuously reviewing and implementing tools to support public awareness strategies and addressing public concerns.

In the interim, the Kalum Rock Quarry will continue to make efforts to notify the public about blasting dates. The quarry has already started alerting the public via social media and email alerts. Residents can get up-to-date information by liking the Kalum Rock Quarry Facebook page at or email to be added to an email list for alerts on blast dates and times.

The Kalum Rock Quarry produces high-grade quality rocks and is recognized in Canada for its superior product. Kalum Rock Quarry provides rock to CNR, and has done so for several years in the Terrace and Prince Rupert region.

The Kitsumkalum Rock Quarry proudly employs 100 per cent local contractors and has been supporting the local economy since 1964.

We respect and appreciate the local community’s support, and will continue to keep channels of communication open. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.


For more information, please contact:

Heather Bohn
Communications Coordinator
Kitsumkalum Band Office
T: 250.635.6177 ext.112