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Clans join together to block LNG from Unist’ot’en territory

After a judged approved an injunction against the Unist’ot’en for blocking the Morice River Bridge, other Wet’suwet’en clans have stepped in.

The blockage has been moved onto Cas Yika territory, a member of the Gidimt’en clan 44 km before Unist’ot’en territory. Read the rest of this entry

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Judge rules Uni’stot’en gate must come down for pipeline

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A judge has given the Uni’stot’en Camp 72 hours to dismantle this locked gate across the Morice River bridge. (APTN/Kathleen Martens photo)

by Kathleen Martens, APTN National News, December 15, 2018

An Indigenous camp was ordered Friday to remove a gate that’s blocking a bridge in northwestern B.C. and holding up a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline project.

Judge Marguerite Church of the B.C. Supreme Court sided with Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of TransCanada Corp., which filed an injunction to get construction going on the $40-billion LNG Canada build. Read the rest of this entry

Unist’ot’en Camp will have to wait until Friday for injunction decision

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Freda Huson and Warner Naziel outside the courthouse in Prince George, B.C. (Submitted photo)

by Kathleen Martens, APTN National News, December 14, 2018

A B.C. judge has reserved her decision on whether to grant an injunction against members of a Wet’suwet’en clan so the $40-billion LNG Canada project can proceed.

Justice Marguerite Church put the matter over to Friday afternoon, said Warner Naziel of the Unist’ot’en Camp south of Houston, B.C. Read the rest of this entry

$40B LNG project in northern B.C. gets go-ahead

Lelu Island colour.jpgLNG Canada chief executive says it will move ‘immediately’ into construction

Construction is going ahead on a massive, $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C., hours after five primary investors from five different countries granted their approval for the joint venture.

The LNG Canada project will see a pipeline carrying natural gas from Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. to a new processing plant on the coast in Kitimat. There, the gas would be liquefied for overseas export. Read the rest of this entry

Proposed LNG work camp south of Houston, BC

Coastal-GasLink mapApproximately 800 workers would be using the camp if Coastal GasLink pipeline built.

Interior News, Feb. 19, 2018

TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline is preparing to set up a work camp near Houston that would accommodate approximately 800 workers to support pipeline construction needs.

The Huckleberry Camp would be located approximately 28 kilometres south of Houston. Read the rest of this entry

LNG Canada to start moving into Haisla Centre

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LNG Canada executive committee and Haisla Nation Council members following a walk-through of the Haisla Centre in May. Photo Cameron Orr

The units will only be for accommodating existing staff members

Gerry Leibel, Northern Sentinel, June 21, 2017

LNG Canada staff will this summer move into the recently completed Haisla Centre in Kitimat.

Haisla Nation Communications Co-ordinator Cameron Orr said LNG Canada holds a 10-year lease for the building, which was signed between the Haisla Nation Council and LNG Canada in 2015. Read the rest of this entry

Shell says it will proceed with B.C. energy plans despite political uncertainty

Shell skullby Dan Healing, The Canadian Press, June 6, 2017

CALGARY — Royal Dutch Shell will forge ahead with its energy development plans in British Columbia regardless of the uncertainty swirling around the province’s political future, says the company’s Canadian country chair.

Energy investments in B.C. have been cast into doubt after the May 9 provincial election that saw the Liberals win 43 seats and the NDP take 41— a situation that gives the Green party the balance of power with their three seats. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. government signs LNG benefit agreements with northwestern Kitselas First Nation

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Kitselas First Nation Chief Joe Bevan (right) speaks at the announcement of a benefits agreement with the province backing LNG development in exchange for up to $13 million in funding and a 1,277 land grant. Pacific NorthWest LNG chief operating officer Wan Badrul Hisham is in the background. The event was Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Derrick Penner / Postmedia News

by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, March 30, 2017

The Kitselas First Nation on British Columbia’s north coast, on Thursday, signed benefit agreements with the province worth up to $13 million and a 1,227-hectares land grant in exchange for backing liquefied-natural-gas export projects in the region. Read the rest of this entry

Shell officially shelves plans to build Prince Rupert LNG project

LNG Canada looks for new lead contractor on $40-billion proposal for Kitimat

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Artist’s rendering of the proposed LNG Canada project at Kitimat. (LNG Canada/flickr)

by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, December 10, 2016

The consortium proposing a $40 billion liquefied natural gas development at Kitimat is calling for bids to find a new lead construction contractor looking to shore up costs while the project is under an indefinite delay. Read the rest of this entry