The Coastal GasLink team met with First Nation leaders from the project’s right-of-way on May 23, 2019, the third such event since February and continuing the project’s positive momentum as construction progresses.
The meetings have focused on a two-way dialogue on topics of mutual interest, including project activities and progress on construction schedule, contracting and procurement opportunities, workforce accommodations, and environmental protection measures.
Last week’s meeting focused on workforce accommodations, which were designed and developed based on extensive consultation with Indigenous and local communities to ensure worker and community safety. First Nations and their service partners are contracted to provide workforce accommodation along with many of the support services.
Coastal GasLink has signed agreements with all elected First Nation groups along the project corridor. The leadership and participation of First Nations is critical to delivering a successful project that creates opportunity today and for future generations for Indigenous and northern communities.
Coastal GasLink looks forward to continuing the dialogue on this important $6.2-bllion natural gas pipeline project that is under construction and delivering employment and other opportunities to British Columbians.