TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project has announced it has signed project agreements with six First Nations in the province’s north.
The nations are the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Skin Tyee Nation, Nee-Tahi-Buhn Band, Yekooche First Nation, Doig River First Nation, and Halfway River First Nation.
All have territory along the proposed LNG pipeline route.
While details haven’t been disclosed, the project agreements include various financial and other benefits related to the pipeline project, as well as developing skills training, employment, and utilizing Aboriginal businesses in contracting opportunities.
Coastal GasLink is a $4.8 billion project that is proposing to construct a 670km natural gas pipeline from near Dawson Creek to Kitimat.