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Province and Lheidli T’enneh Ink Deal on Coastal GasLink Project

Thursday, December 10, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Lheidli T’enneh have  signed a pipeline benefits agreement (PBA) with  the Province  for the TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline.

The agreement with the Province   will see the Lheidli T’enneh  receive an initial payment of $248 thousand dollars, $1.24 million when construction  of the pipeline starts, and a further  $1.24 million when the line is in service.

The Lheidli T’enneh will also receive a  share of  $10 million  a year in ongoing benefits. The ongoing benefits will be available to all First Nations along the natural gas pipeline route  which is planned to run from Dawson Creek to Kitimat.

The Lheidli T’enneh has  already signed a pipelines benefit agreement with  TransCanada  on this project which is separate from the  agreement with the Province.


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