Northern Gateway will cooperate with First Nations

Northern Gateway president John Carruthers on efforts to achieve further First Nations support.

After Northern Gateway received government approval last year, we were very clear in stating that we still had more work to do in achieving further First Nations and Métis support.

Although this work is ongoing, we are already seeing tangible progress in additional equity, environmental assessment, and employment and skills-training agreements. We are also very pleased with the success of our First Nations and Métis Community Communications Representative Program that is building community dialogue through grassroots communications and feedback.

As stewards of the land, First Nations and Métis communities have a direct role in the environmental protection of lands and waters along our pipeline corridor and in marine operations. The involvement of these communities will also include input into the design of land and coastal emergency response operations.

We believe First Nations and Métis peoples should be owners of projects on their lands and territories and should benefit directly from such projects. That ownership will result in long-term financial dividends, jobs, educational and economic opportunities, and will ensure that First Nations and Métis communities can directly contribute their traditional knowledge to make projects better and safer.

Despite this litigation hearing, we remain committed to working collaboratively with the applicant First Nations and would be very pleased to develop mutually beneficial solutions with them. Northern Gateway is open to change. We will continue to adapt and address First Nation and Métis concerns as they arise and seek opportunities for meaningful, respectful dialogue with all groups.

John Carruthers

President

Northern Gateway

Vancouver

 

Just Posted

Moricetown Mud Bog stuck in a rut for 2018

A busy personal life for organizers means there will be no Moricetown Mud Bog in Witset this year.

Smithers ‘way ahead’ on preparing for pot

Public consultation around town on pot use, dispensing and licensing this summer.

Update on contaminated mine sites program

The report details work done over the past two years to remediate contaminated sites.

Witset shuts down operations at water treatment plant

Members of the Witset community are being asked to reduce water consumption for the time being.

Public’s help sought in finding missing person

Chantelle Simpson’s vehicle was located near Gossen Creek Street

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

B.C. city wants pot punted from farmland

Concerned about conversion from growing food to making marijuana

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

The BC Review Board could not determine whether Gabriel Klein, 21, is fit to stand trial

Canadian government threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

U.S president had suggested that auto imports pose a national security risk to the U.S.

Wildfire evacuation order forces bride to search for new wedding venue

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is under an order due to the Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland

Recent online kitten abuse video raises serious social media questions

UBC and UFV profs weigh in on the subject of online sharing, shaming, and our digital landscape

UPDATED: ICBC fights back against claims that it’s ‘ripping off’ B.C. RV drivers

Canadian Taxpayers Federation is urging the provincial government to open up ICBC to competition

Summerland issues State of Local Emergency in response to wildfire

Two homes under evacuation order; evacuation alert remains in place as result of wildfire

Most Read