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Moricetown Band re-exploring idea of allowing the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their territory

The Moricetown Band is re-exploring the idea of allowing the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their territory.

The band says some residents are concerned if they don’t get the benefits that come with pipelines.

The band council voted against the pipeline in July.

A community vote is slated to take place on March 9th.

But not everyone is happy with this move.

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief John Ridsdale feels the choice was made with little discussion.

A referendum was considered by the band council.

But they say a referendum requires a resulting vote of 50% + 1 of the entire band community which would be hard consider how spread out band members are located in.

They will instead hold a vote with residents who are able to attend the meeting.

Ridsdale says it leaves a lot of people out of the process.

At least one community meeting on the issue is expected to take place in early February so residents can hear from both sides.

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