Kitimat votes: High turnout expected for Gateway ballot but what will the results mean to Kitimat?

A high turnout is expected Saturday for the non-binding plebiscite where residents of the District of Kitimat can, perhaps, say yes or no to the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. In some ways, it all depends on how people interpret the … Continue reading

Rio Tinto donates $19 million Pebble Mine stake to charity: Financial Times

Britain’s Financial Times is reporting that Rio Tinto has donated its stake in Alaska’s controversial Pebble Mine to two Alaska charities, one run by a local First Nation. Rio Tinto donates Alaska copper mine stake to charities  (registration/subscription required) Rio … Continue reading

BC releases special report on LNG jobs and training

The BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training today released a special report on the job prospects for the LNG industry and the policies needed on training, job mobility and use of temporary foreign workers. A news release says: … Continue reading

Kitimat votes: Ross calls Gateway plebsicite “late in the day” and “slap in the face”

Haisla Nation chief counsellor Ellis Ross has written a letter to Kitimat media sharply critizing the upcoming plebiscite on the Enbridge Northern Gateway project Enbridge trying to buy Social Licence This late in the day, a poll of its residents … Continue reading

Kitimat Votes: 25th anniversary of Exxon Valdez disaster looms over Northern Gateway plebiscite

On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez plowed into Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound,  spilling 260,000 to 750,000 barrels or 41,000 to 119,000 cubic metres of crude oil. That was 25 years ago. The media loves anniversary … Continue reading

Kitmat Votes: What the Joint Review Panel said about the Exxon Valdez disaster

Excerpts from the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel report relating to the Exxon Valdez disaster. Northern Gateway told the Joint Reivew Panel that on a worldwide basis, all data sets show a steady reduction in the number and size of … Continue reading

Kitimat Votes: Northern Gateway plebiscite campaigns ramping up with three weeks to go

  With about three and half weeks to go, the campaigning on the for and against sides for the April 12 Kitimat plebiscite on the Joint Review Panel report on the Northern Gateway has been relatively low key up until … Continue reading

Clio Bay reclamation postponed as new contractor takes over at KM LNG

Studies on the Clio Bay reclamation project have been postponed until the fall while the new prime contractor takes over the Kitimat LNG project. A spokesperson for Chevron said at the Kitimat LNG open house on Wednesday now that Irving … Continue reading

First Nations historical herring harvest offers “deep time perspective” to modern managers, SFU study says

The herring, now dwindling on on the Pacific Coast, was once “superabundant” from Washington State through British Columbia to Alaska and that is a warning for the future, a new study says. A team of scientists lead by Simon Fraser … Continue reading

Ottawa’s Northern Gateway consultation with First Nations limited to three simple questions and 45 days: documents

The federal government’s main consultation with First Nations on the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel report is limited to just three simple questions that had to be answered within 45 days, according to documents seen by Northwest Coast Energy News. … Continue reading