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Yukon’s Casino mine would mean B.C. jobs, justify Fort Nelson LNG facility


He adds there will be a significant amount of on-site contractors and suppliers from B.C.

Vancouver-based Western Copper and Gold plans to invest $2.46 billion to develop the property approximately 1,225 kilometres northwest of Fort Nelson. An updated report today shows construction and operation of the mine is expected to add $9.7 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product, will need some 1,600 workers during construction and 600 permanent jobs at production peak, creating $2.5 billion in wages and salaries.

One of the projects is a $209 million on-site natural gas power plant, that will require liquefied natural gas to run. A new road would be built to link the mine site with the Klondike Highway, that would be used to truck LNG from Fort Nelson. West-Sells argues that would “justify construction of a liquefaction facility” in Fort Nelson.

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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.


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