The road to starting a liquefied natural gas industry in British Columbia has been long and fraught with U-turns, but TransCanada Corp. says there is room for optimism after it won significant aboriginal support for two massive gas pipelines. The Calgary-based company has been quietly
TransCanada is helping to supply an important need for the Northern B.C. workforce with support for the creation of a new NWCC Class 5 Driver Training program for rural and remote communities. The funding, provided to Northwest Community College, will be used to establish a new gradua
TransCanada’s local contract representative Scott Bone was at the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce lunch this past Tuesday to give a timeline of the projects and inform subcontractors how to get involved. The two big pipelines are the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) project, wh
The choice for the Wet’suwet’en First Nation was clear — say yes to a deal for the Coastal GasLink pipeline to run through its territory or opt out and choose to “administer poverty.” Learn more from Chief Karen Ogen on why she believes LNG pipeline deals could have an eno
Pipeline builder TransCanada continues to work through the 32 conditions it needs to meet to gain the full provincial go ahead for a natural gas pipeline to feed a planned liquefied natural gas plant at Kitimat, one of its vice presidents told a Kitimat-Stikine regional district sessi
Greg Cano from the Coastal Gas Link project was in Kitimat on Monday, January 26, 2015. The Coastal GasLink project will take gas from the Dawson Creek area down to Kitimat. It will serve the LNG Canada LNG Plant, which Shell is leading. “We’ve got our Environmental Assessment Certifi
The Kitselas First Nation has signed three pipeline deals with the province which will provide it with close to $1 million right away, additional payments which could amount to more than $4 million based on construction and a share of ongoing annual payments should natural gas ever st
The Moricetown Band has signed on to receive millions of dollars in payments from two LNG deals, including one which gives Chevron Apache the last First Nations signature needed to start work on the Pacific Trails Pipeline. The band announced today it had entered into two LNG agreemen
Wet’suwet’en, Skin Tyee and Nee Tahi Buhn in north-central B.C. are the latest among a growing list of northern B.C. First Nations which have now signed revenue-sharing agreements, with the B.C. government, or benefits agreements with the companies proposing LNG projects. They signed
Looking back at 2014, this has been a year of revitalizing partnerships between First Nations and the Province of British Columbia and focusing on reconciliation to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people. Generally, Aboriginal people are not where they should be in terms of
Coastal GasLink Pipeline Limited proposes to build an approximately 670-kilometre pipeline from the Dawson Creek area to the west coast of B.C. The pipeline will transport natural gas to the proposed LNG Canada facility near Kitimat.
The proposed Coastal GasLink route, as presented in our 2014 application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office, was determined by considering Aboriginal, landowner and stakeholder input, the environment, archaeological and cultural values, land use compatibility, safety, constructability and economics.