The BC Government has announced another natural gas pipeline deal with a First Nation.
The Lake Babine Nation has traditional territory along the proposed route of TransCanada’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project which would feed the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility near Prince Rupert.
If the project goes ahead, the Lake Babine Nation will get about $3.56 million in one-time payments from the province as milestones are reached and a share of $10 million a year in ongoing benefits.
Chief Wilf Adam says the project can be built in a way that’s safe for the territory and its resources and will bring significant economic benefits.
The Lake Babine Nation has a number of communities on Babine Lake and in and around the Burns Lake area.
The BC Government has reached 28 agreements with First Nations for various proposed pipeline routes.