TransCanada says it has confirmed a pipeline agreement with the Gitanyow.
The company says the deal will provide the band with benefits related to the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project in return for support from the Gitanyow for the natural gas pipeline.
No specific details about the agreement were released, but TransCanada says project agreements include developing skills training and business opportunities.
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission president Dean Patry calls the deal an important milestone and reflects the company’s commitment to engage with First Nations.
The pipeline project would supply natural gas from northeast BC to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility near Prince Rupert.
The community of Gitanyow is located north of Kitwanga.