Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daybreak North to host forum on LNG on Wednesday

It's the one economic topic that seems to be driving much of the Prince Rupert discussion these days. A conversation topic which depending on who you talk to, is either the wished upon pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, a sign of some dark foreboding future, or something in the middle.

On Wednesday, the CBC's Daybreak North will attempt to add some insight into the debate with an interesting forum planned for the Prince Rupert Library.

Hosted by Daybreak North's Carolina de Ryk and George Baker, the guest line up for Wednesday night offers a cross section of viewpoints and observations on what LNG may mean for the region, should the much anticipated development of the industry come to be on the North Coast.

Scheduled to be on hand for Wednesday's forum are Prince Rupert Port Authority President and CEO Don Krusel, Herb Pond from Prince Rupert LNG, MLA Jennifer Rice and Prince Rupert based Oceanographer Barb Faggetter.

(Update: the CBC has added Bruce Watkinson from the Gitaaxla Nation to their panel)

The two hour forum will offer up to the public some background information on the prospects of LNG in the region, as well as to examine items of concern that some in the Northwest have regarding that development.

The working theme for the forum as outlined on the Facebook page created for the event is: Liquefied Natural Gas: Economic Salvation or Environmental Disaster?  

You can learn more on what the guests may have to share on that topic tomorrow night. Those interested can either take in the event in person, or through plans to air the evening's review by way of web-streaming or through CityWest's community channel.

For those looking for some reading material prior to the forum, we have a number of archive pages available on the blog for background.

Whether it involve the growing list of energy companies looking at the Northwest for development of terminal locations, or  from our page dedicated to a general overview of LNG issues.

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