Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Aurora LNG hosts first of two Open Houses tonight in Prince Rupert

North Coast residents can get an updated look at the progress of the proposed LNG Terminal for Digby Island this evening, as Aurora LNG hosts the first of two Open Houses this week to provide more information related to their project.

Today's session takes place in the Grizzly Room of the North Coast Convention Centre from 4 until 7 PM.

Tomorrow Aurora takes its presentation program to Port Edward, with a session scheduled for the Community Hall from 4 until 7 PM.

The major industrial investment for the North Coast is backed by the Chinese National Oil Company CNOOC, moving the proposed development forward through its Canadian company Nexen.

The plan, should approvals be received and investment decisions move forward, would see an LNG terminal built at the south end of Digby Island.

Over the last few months preliminary work has been taking place in regard to environmental and technical matters, as well as any socio-economic considerations related to the proposed development.
North Coast residents are
invited to a pair of Open Houses
from Aurora LNG this week

The feedback received from the public at the two Open Houses this week will be added to the work of the project team as they continue along on their path towards the environmental assessment process.

For those that can't make it to either of the two Open Houses, Aurora LNG will be providing some of the material on display today and tomorrow through its website.

As we noted on the blog back in October, the company recently completed an initial comment period related to their proposed development, receiving a number of comments from both residents of the North Coast and from those in other areas of the country.

Those notes provided some early feedback on the prospect of the terminal location on Digby Island with a number of those contributing taking issue with the site selection, you can review some of that background here.

The company recently posted tracking tables highlighting the contributions of both its working groups and those of the public commentary as part of their current engagement process.

Of interest are the contributions found in the working group files, which include local input from the Metlakatla First Nation, Lax Kw'alaams Band and Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District.

You can learn more about what they have in mind for the development and the engagement with the community to this point from the Aurora LNG website.

For more background on the proposed development see our Aurora LNG archive page here.

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