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Communities

Coastal GasLink

contributes to communities

Our natural gas pipeline means employment opportunities for B.C. families, millions of dollars in annual tax revenue for local government and thousands of jobs over a four year period.

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Since 2014, TC Energy has sponsored 450+ classroom seats for B.C. students, preparing them for projects like Coastal GasLink.

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Breakdown of estimated annual taxes by district:
Peace River Regional District $4.4M
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George $4.35M
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako $8.36M
Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
$3.15M
Total $20.88M

 

Local spending and property tax revenues

Not only will construction create thousands of high quality jobs, it will also create demand for things like construction and maintenance equipment, food services, accommodation and more. We’re expecting construction to cost over $6.6 billion, with at least 32 per cent of that spend taking place in B.C. Once the pipeline is in operation, an additional $42 million is forecast to be spent each year, mainly in B.C.

Annual property tax revenues generated from the project can also help build important infrastructure that we rely on every day like roads, schools and hospitals. An estimated $20.88 million in annual property tax benefits will support community services such as fire protection, policing, schools, hospital districts and waste management.

 

 


Business opportunities

There will be increased demand for the use of local goods and services including food and accommodation, hardware, fuel, parts, equipment servicing. Watch how local businesses like Getumdone Contracting Ltd. have already worked on the project.

Training and

education

We’re investing in education and training initiatives for local and First Nations communities and community initiatives focused on the environment, safety and community. Since 2012, TC Energy has invested approximately $6.5 million in communities like yours.

Our team is committed to leaving a lasting legacy in your community, long after the Coastal GasLink pipeline is in the ground and safely transporting natural gas. By listening to local residents, community leaders and First Nations communities, we know this legacy is important to you too. As a result, we’ve developed a plan with two components to invest in skills development and long-term education programs to support First Nations and local residents and trainees. Since 2014, TC Energy’s education and training programs have opened up over 450 seats in classrooms for students in B.C.

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Grads from TRICORP’s skills training program, supported by TC Energy.


Pathways to Pipeline Readiness Program

A project like Coastal GasLink requires a skilled labour force to help build and operate the pipeline. The Pathway to Pipeline Readiness Program focuses on developing these essential and transferable skills through several partnerships.

This program includes partnerships with:

Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Education and Training Association (PGNAETA)

The investment has helped to build essential skills in Indigenous communities and meet the demand for local, skilled labour in North-Central BC. Our investment has supported 48 students to upgrade their skills and prepare them for the workforce.

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College of New Caledonia (CNC)

TC Energy’s investment is helping to fund a number of skills training and workplace readiness initiatives being offered to students at various campuses. Students have benefited from bursaries in trades programs and industrial safety courses at 5 of the CNC’s campuses, as well as increased programming in rural campuses.

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Northwest Community College (NWCC)

Students have benefited from bursaries in trades programs and industrial safety courses. TC Energy’s partnership is also supporting new Class 5 driver training to Indigenous and local communities. NWCC is based in Terrace, but there are campuses throughout northern B.C., including a mobile classroom supported by TC Energy’s donation.

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Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP)

This program focuses on essential skills and workforce preparation for Indigenous students in the Northwest region. Our investment has supported 42 students to upgrade their skills and prepare them for the workforce.

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Northern Lights College

This investment is supporting the construction of new welding booths for the college’s proposed trades training centre. It also supports student bursaries to help increase access to trades workforce training skills development programs.

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University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

TC Energy has partnered with UNBC to fund course costs for 25 students enrolled in an Occupational Health and Safety Officer program.




Education Legacy Program

TC Energy’s Education Legacy Program is designed to build long-term growth and sustainability of local communities:

Through our partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada, healthy breakfasts are being provided every day to students in elementary schools in Prince George (Ron Brent Elementary), Vanderhoof (Evelyn Dickson Elementary) and the Terrace area (Thornhill Primary). Learn more.

With the Government of B.C. and other partners, TC Energy has invested in the University of Northern British Columbia Sustainable Communities Demonstration Project. Part of UNBC’s award-winning bioenergy facility, this project will reduce the university’s consumption of fossil fuels for heating and also serve as a teaching, research, and demonstration platform for rural and remote northern communities. Learn more.

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Community

investment

 
What matters to you, matters to us

Whether it’s partnering with community groups or supporting local initiatives, our goal is to build strong and vibrant communities along the Coastal GasLink route. As we plan, construct and operate the pipeline, TC Energy will remain committed to investing in initiatives that enable communities like yours to thrive.

Coastal GasLink and TC Energy have spent over $8.5 million in Community Investments & Sponsorships in Northern B.C. supporting local and Indigenous communities along the route, including the Chetwynd and District Hospital. This $100,000 partnership will assist in the development of a new medical centre that will provide more efficient access to medical services and shorter patient wait times, establish an accessible health education and wellness awareness centre, and help attract new physicians. Learn more about our community investment initiatives.

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Since announcing the project in 2012, Coastal GasLink has invested in the following initiatives:
  • Bear Lake Beautification Project
  • Breakfast Club
  • Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue, Smithers
  • Burns Lake Baker Airport Rehabilitation
  • Canada Winter Games, Prince George
  • Chetwynd Communications Society
  • Chetwynd Medical Centre
  • Clean Up Kitamaat/Kitimat campaign
  • Dawson Creek Kindness Meters
  • Fraser Lake Playground
  • Fraser Lake Fire Department
  • Hope Air
  • Houston Hikers Society
  • Houston Search and Rescue
  • Fraser Lake Playground
  • Fraser Lake Fire Department
  • Hope Air
  • Houston Hikers Society
  • Houston Search and Rescue
  • Kitimat Fire Department
  • Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Society, Vanderhoof
  • Nechako Environment & Water Stewardship Society
  • Northern Environmental Action Team
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • Prince George Naturalists Club
  • Terrace Rotary Splash Park
  • Terrace Community Foundation – Founding Donor
  • Terrace & District Community Service Society
  • Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation
  • Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre
  • Vanderhoof Arena – Sunday Family Skate

Read more about the latest community investment stories:

Making a 'splash' in Terrace

We were pleased to contribute $50,000 to the Rotary Clubs of Terrace and Terrace Skeena Valley for a new splash park in Terrace.

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When TC Energy gave us word they were donating $50,000 towards the Rotary Splash Park, we were thrilled, and it completely changed our outlook. Once complete, the Splash Park is going to be a destination to many young families and visitors of Terrace and surrounding areas. It means so much to us to have a corporate sponsor believe in our dream and our community.”

– Kelly Gingles and Lisa Novich,
   Chair and Vice-Chair, Rotary Splash Park

Meet Caragh

Meet Caragh, one of two Canadian students who were awarded this year’s 
$10,000 TC Energy Community Leaders Scholarship.  Watch the video below 
or read more about her story.

“Change” is happening: Dawson Creek’s Kindness Meters

We’re pleased to support the City of Dawson Creek with sponsorship of kindness meters, and matching meter donations made by the community (up to $10,000). Check out the meters at four locations – the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts, the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, Memorial Arena and the Alaska Highway House Art Gallery.

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I could not be more pleased with the continuing support of TC Energy and their engagement within our community. In April of 2016 the City of Dawson Creek and TC Energy launched an amazing project: the Kindness Meters. These meters have been a huge success thus far raising funds for local community groups and the City looks forward to working with TC Energy for the years to come.”

Dale Bumstead,
   Mayor, Dawson Creek

Fraser Lake playground equipment

The Village of Fraser Lake received a boost from Coastal GasLink with an investment of $29,000 in new playground equipment. The playground upgrade supports family activities by providing accessible community infrastructure for residents at White Swan Park.

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Landowners

relations

Landowners have the right to know and fully understand what is occurring on or near their land. We believe in treating landowners with honesty, fairness, and respect.

Building positive relationships

TC Energy’s 65 years of experience has resulted in more than 60,000 positive relationships with landowners in North America. The Coastal GasLink team has been working closely with landowners to identify land restrictions, access routes and other construction requirements. Our ongoing objective is to cause as little disturbance to the land and to landowners as possible.

Learn how TC Energy safely constructs pipelines

Find out more about the studies we complete before pipeline construction


Facts for landowners
  • A right-of-way easement, negotiated in good faith between the landowner and the pipeline company, would grant Coastal GasLink the right to construct, operate and maintain a pipeline on a piece of property.

  • The landowner retains ownership of the land.

  • Compensation is negotiated on the basis of (but not limited to) market value, land use and many site-specific details.

  • All negotiations are confidential.

  • Landowners can use the land for normal agricultural purposes (plowing, fertilizing, disking, harrowing, cultivating, seeding, spraying, tilling, baling, rolling and harvesting) without having to notify TC Energy.

  • No permanent structures can be built on the right-of-way.

  • Always call before you dig. The biggest risk to a pipeline is when a landowner or a contractor conducts unauthorized activity or excavation on the right-of-way.

  • Coastal GasLink is responsible for any restoration costs for damages to the land caused by the operation of its pipeline.

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When planning our pipeline route, we consider environmental factors, stakeholder and community feedback and constructability.

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