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Provincial government and First Nations sign agreement over GasLink Pipeline project

“These agreements enable the Skin Tyee First Nation and Nee Tahi Buhn Indian Band to fully participate in the economic opportunities presented by LNG in British Columbia for generations to come,” Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, John Rustad said in a written statement. “Benefit-sharing agreements such as these allow government and First Nations to come together as partners...

Petronas delays final investment decision on Pacific Northwest LNG Project

Petronas says their decision is based on concerns about the project’s economic viability and competitive edge among other LNG producing countries – attributed to declining oil prices. However, they go on to say “Pacific NorthWest LNG will continue work to secure necessary regulatory and other approvals from the Government of Canada.” "Petronas hopes that all outstanding factors can be resolved...

Site C announcement still undetermined

“These are the hardest decisions to make,” Premier Clark said in a year end CKNW interview. “That’s why we need to make sure we do it right.” In the interview she goes on to say Hydro must answer tough questions about the project price tag and its impact on the work force and First Nations. She added the decision is still...

The Globe and Mail: First Nation’s LNG aspiration being snubbed by province

Chief Harry Deneron of the Acho Dene Koe, which holds 750 members, says he’s frustrated that the Nation continues to be ignored by the province, and says while he’s not against fracking or pipelines, the issue may end up in court if his community isn't going to benefit from job creations. The Acho Dene Koe’s traditional lands were divided up...

The Globe and Mail: Haisla First Nation versus Enbridge

It says the First Nation claims the site on the west side of Douglas Channel is better suited to the Haisla LNG plans than it is to the Enbridge marine terminal, where diluted Alberta oil sands bitumen carried by the pipeline would be loaded onto overseas tankers. The First Nation, which has its traditional home on the east end of...

Aurora LNG transfers location of potential export facility

Aurora LNG was originally slated for the northern portion of Grassy Point, but at the joint venture’s request, the province has agreed to transfer the sole proponent agreement to Digby Island, an area in which Aurora LNG has identified as a more suitable site for an export facility. Under a pre-existing agreement, Aurora LNG has paid B.C. two non-refundable payments...

Skills for Life Summit connects local students with B.C. Lions

Enter the 2014 B.C. Lion’s Skills for Life Summit. “Tate will be flying down Saturday evening, and Sunday of course, he will be one of the spectators at the CFL Grey Cup game,” Principal of Bert Bowes Middle School, Wade Hart explained. “Then on Monday is when the actual summit with the B.C. Lions takes place.” Half of the summit is...

Three northern B.C. LNG projects granted environmental assessment approval

The certificates were issued by Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman. The province says these certificates are subject different conditions and restrictions, all of which are legally binding They’re also subject to “various federal, provincial and local government permits to proceed.” “The Environmental Assessment Office will co-ordinate compliance management efforts with other government agencies to ensure that...

Nisga’a First Nation agrees to support LNG development

The band from the northwest coast would get at least $6 million from the province for a proposed pipeline that would pass through parts of its treaty lands. The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline would service the proposed multibillion-dollar Petronas Pacific Northwest LNG project at Lelu Island, and the agreement also means the First Nation will receive a share of...

Op-ed: Peace River students meet with B.C. Lions, learn about jobs in trades

On November 30th, 2014, 122 students from across British Columbia will travel to Vancouver and Richmond for a two-day educational experience. The selected students will get to attend the Grey Cup on Sunday the 30th and then they will attend the BC Lions Skills for Life Summit on Monday December 1st. The BC Lions have teamed up with the...

The Globe and Mail: Exxon becomes newest member of B.C. LNG Alliance

This is the alliance promoting the development of a liquefied natural gas industry in northern B.C. and includes major players like Chevron Canada, Shell Canada Energy and Petronas. An Exxon spokesman says the company is looking forward to working with government to develop a world-class LNG industry in Canada's west, according to the Globe. The company has a license to export...

Bill Streeper re-elected as Mayor of Fort Nelson

While satisfied in being re-elected as mayor, Streeper knows there is a tall task in front of him over the next four years involving the economy and meeting the needs of the Fort Nelson community. "I'm happy over it. I had a lot of workers on this. It was a hard fought campaign. I had a councillor that was a...

Fort St. John Council looks forward to another four years

Davies believes his roots and work within the community played a big part in his results, but also took time to tip his cap to all that put their names in for the election. "There was 12 fantastic candidates running. I was talking to my wife and other councillors and I couldn't really get a feel going into this election,"...

Candidates running for Mayor in Taylor in the 2014 Municipal Election

The responses below have not been edited in any way and have been displayed in alphabetical order.  General Election day is Saturday November 15.  The polls will also be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  For a list of voting locations, click here. Robert Fraser 1. Why did you decide to run in the 2014 municipal election? Taylor has been the community...

Petronas investment decision possible for this month

He says the industry favorable LNG taxation system recently announced by Finance Minister Mike De Jong has provided the confidence developers require to pull the trigger on major projects. Last month’s announcement, which cut in half what the government had proposed last year, also came just two weeks prior to the biggest monthly sale this year of natural gas and...

Candidates running for Regional District Area C in the 2014 Election

The responses below have not been edited in any way and have been displayed in alphabetical order.  Your next chance to vote is Wednesday November 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Peace River Regional District office in Fort St. John.  General Election day is Saturday November 15.  The polls will also be open 8 a.m. to...

Reuters: LNG Canada cost estimate revealed

Shell says it estimates the facility will cost $25 billion - $40 billion. Shell's cost estimate was included in the environmental assessment filed with provincial regulators on Friday. The filing marks the 180 day review of the proposal; however the company warns they have not yet decided whether to build the plant as they continue to waits on regulatory approvals, a...

The Globe and Mail: Pacific NorthWest LNG plans to address environmental and aboriginal concerns

One the means of lessening ecological impact being proposed by Pacific NorthWest is the construction of a 1.6 kilometre suspension bridge, designed to minimize dredging and avoid damage to the eelgrass beds in Flora Bank. Clubert says, “…The suspension bridge, we think, is a viable alternative to deal with the concerns.” That comment was made after Culbert participated in a signing...
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