TransCanada Corporation has been selected by Shell Canada Limited and its partners to design, build own and operate the proposed Coastal Gaslink Project, an estimated four billion dollar pipeline that will transport natural gas from the Montney gas-producing region near Dawson Creek to the recently- announced LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export facility near Kitimat. The conceptual route is based on a preliminary assessment of geography, terrain, environment, social aspects and constructability. It is very early in the project planning process, so a specific route has not yet been selected. Before a route can be defined, TransCanada will engage with Aboriginal and local communities near the conceptual route. As well, TransCanada will undertake extensive engineering and environmental programs including traditional knowledge studies. We will share information, gather input and incorporate feedback into our decision making and route refinement process.
The final route will be determined by considering Aboriginal, landowner and stakeholder input, the environment, archaeological and cultural values, land use compatibility, safety, constructability and economics. Transcanada is providing informational meetings to the Metis community in:
October 1st 2012
4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Representatives will be available from Transcanada and the BC Metis federation to discuss concerns and provide information on the conceptual route. This is the start to ongoing consultations with the Metis community and surrounding areas affected by this development in the northern region of BC.
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