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from, Vimeo, Oct 7, 2015

Yesterday witnessed the fierce spirit of the Tsimshian people and their supporters as they faced off with the RCMP, Prince Rupert Port Authority and Petronas LNG workers. The Tsimshiams attempted to disrupt the delivery of a barge with surveying and drilling equipment. The surveyors are subcontractors for Petronas, a Malaysian owned company that wants to build a fracked gas facility on Lelu Island, unceded Tsimshian territory. The Tsimshians have occupied Lelu island and have built a protection camp, to defend the island, and the Flora banks, a sensitive eco-system essential for the survival of juvenile salmon and migrating crustaceans. The Tsimshians have called on supporters to come to Lelu Island and stand with them, bring boats or send money and supplied. For more information visit

Drilling at proposed LNG terminal starts despite First Nation opposition

Drilling ship at work off Lelu Island, Sept 15, 2015.

Drilling ship at work off Lelu Island, Sept 15, 2015.

Prince Rupert Port Authority orders protesters to stay 50 metres away from marine work

By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, September 15, 2015
Petronas-led Pacific NorthWest LNG has started test drilling off of Lelu Island, location of its proposed $11.4-billion liquefied natural gas terminal in northwest B.C., despite First Nation opposition.

Members of several First Nations — including the Lax Kw’alaams and the Gitxsan — appeared to stop drilling on the weekend, but the presence of Prince Rupert Port Authority boats has allowed the work to start, Lax Kw’alaams First Nation hereditary chief Don Wesley, also known as Sm’oogyet Yahaan, said Tuesday.

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Lax Kw’alaams members seek to stop test drilling at proposed LNG site

Lelu Island groupPetronas-led proposal for Lelu Island is one of leading B.C. projects

Lax Kw’alaams First Nations Band Asserts Right To Lelu Island, Slated For LNG plant

Gitga’at First Nation launches legal challenge of Pacific Northwest LNG

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

It is seeking a judicial review of the B.C. government’s handling of consultation for the liquefied natural gas project on Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert in northwest B.C.

B.C. First Nations Chief creates alliance for LNG supporters amid backlash

Gitxsan LNG opponents protest Kispiox information meeting

Gitxsan Madii Lii logoby Alicia Bridges, Smithers Interior News, May 20, 2015

The RCMP was onsite at the Kispiox Hall this morning to supervise a protest against an LNG information session being held by the provincial government and the Gitxsan Development Corporation.

Today’s presentation is one of two organized by the B.C. government and the GDC, a Gitxsan enterprise company, to be held today and tomorrow.

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Province racks up LNG pipeline agreements with 28 First Nations

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

Majority of northern B.C. native groups have signed, but Lax Kw’alaams balking at $1-billion industry-government dea

Kitselas First Nation signs agreement with TransCanada for gas pipeline

Prince Rupert LNG pipeline clearing expected by fall


Gitxsan Madii Lii camp.

Gitxsan Madii Lii camp.

by Chris Gareau,  Smithers Interior News, Feb 16, 2015

Pre-construction clearing for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project is expected to start before the leaves start falling this autumn. The LNG pipeline route travels just north of the Hazeltons on its way from northeast B.C. to Lelu Island near Prince Rupert.

Project president Dean Patry told the crowd gathered at the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Thursday that prime contractors for the TransCanada pipeline will likely be hired in the second quarter of this year. Community outreach for local subcontractors and employees for the pre-construction is set for the third quarter. Read the rest of this entry