TransCanada has announced gas pipeline agreements with two northern BC First Nations.
The company says the Takla Lake First Nation and McLeod Lake Indian Band have signed on to the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project.
The 900-kilometres natural pipeline would carry gas from the Hudson’s Hope area to the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG facility at Lelu Island near Prince Rupert.
A news release from TransCanada says the agreements outline business opportunities, employment, and financial benefits although no details were provided.
Chief John French of the Takla Lake First Nation says the deal will ensure that their values are respected and the nation will benefit.
Along the pipeline route, PRGT has also signed project agreements with Doig River, Halfway River and Yekooche First Nations, Gitanyow First Nation, Kitselas First Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Metlakatla First Nation, Blueberry River First Nation and Nisga’a Lisims Government.