Coastal GasLink’s summer construction program kicks off this month and that means we’re putting people back to work, supporting both the health and economic well-being of northern British Columbians.
With the workforce expected to continue to grow as activities ramp up across the route in preparation for pipe installation starting next month, there was a significant focus in June on readying workforce accommodation sites to receive those workers, including the implementation of measures to keep them safe and healthy.
Progress continues with clearing, and last month saw grading works get underway in Section 8, with 21% of grading completed in that section.
The initial phase of Vanderhoof Lodge is complete, with the first occupants moving in at the end of June. Recruitment is underway for various lodge positions, including at 7 Mile Lodge near Burns Lake, and Huckleberry, which is under development. Summit Camps is currently recruiting for many positions including Chef, First Cooks, Cold Prep, Sandwich Makers, Cooks Helpers, Dining Room Monitors, General Helpers, Night Supervisors, Bakers and Bakers Helpers, Janitors, Housekeepers, Head Housekeepers. Local applicants are first priority for employment opportunities. Those interested can apply at summitcamps.ca/careers.
We’re excited about what’s in store and as we move forward, we’ve made some changes in our reporting to reflect the transition in activities and important steps in construction, as well as enhanced our reporting to be more transparent on progress. You’ll see that for each section, we’ve added metrics on grading activities and the quantity of pipe that’s been installed.