Friday, June 24, 2016

Lax Kw'alaams postpones Members Only Community Info sessions

Members of the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation will have to wait a little bit longer to learn what information their Band Council government has to share with the community when it comes to the theme of LNG development on the North Coast.

On Thursday, the Lax Kw'alaams government announced that it had postponed its plan to hold meetings across the Northwest and in Vancouver, noting that there has been a delay in the preparation and review of the information that was to be introduced at the four days of sessions that were to start June 27th,

The Band Council further outlined in its information release to the community that they want to be sure that band members receive a full and accurate presentation of facts.

No timeline was provided as to when it is anticipated that those meetings will be rescheduled.

You can review the notice from the Lax Kw'alaams Band website here.

The prospect of an LNG development at Lelu Island has been one of the main themes of conversation for the community and events surrounding the proposed major industrial project played a major role in the recent community elections held in Lax Kw'alaams.

The proposal for an LNG terminal to be constructed at Lelu Island by Pacific NorthWest LNG has been working its way through the federal government's environmental assessment process, with daadlines getting reworked frequently as the project slowly moves towards some kind of finish line.

Currently however, the process is paused once again, this time as the CEAA reviews documentation on some areas of interest that had been requested for clarification. Once the CEAA has finished its  overview of those items, the file will be handed over to the Federal Cabinet for a decisions.

Earlier this week we noted a recent report from the International Energy Agency which indicated that British Columbia's LNG industry is facing a number of pressures, with reports suggesting that any decision on the Pacific NorthWest project may not be delivered until September.

More background material on the Pacific NorthWest proposal can be found here.

Further notes on items related to Lax Kw'alaams can be found on our archive page.

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