Friday, June 2, 2017

Aurora LNG to host community dinner for Lax Kw'alaams Members June 7th

An opportunity for residents of Lax Kw'alaams to learn more about the proposed Aurora LNG project for Digby Island is set to take place next week, as the LNG proponent hosts a community dinner for members of Lax Kw'alaams on June 7th, taking place at 5 PM at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

A project presentation will be part of the information event, along with a Question and Answer Session with company officials who will provide more background on the scope of the LNG facility and shipment terminal terminal proposed for the southern tip of Digby Island.

 Members of Lax Kw'alaams are being directed to the province's Environmental Assessment Office home page to review the latest information related to the proposed development.

There is also some additional information available for review through the Aurora LNG website, from the home page North Coast residents can click on the Open House Posters section and the What's New option to learn of the recent developments for the project.

You can also explore the entire website to learn more about what the project is all about.

The Wednesday evening event is limited to Lax Kw'alaams members, with door prizes included as part of the dinner and presentation on the night.

A pair of overviews of what the profile of the Aurora LNG terminal would
look like along the shores of Digby Island

(from the Aurora LNG website)

Next week's meeting is the latest in community engagement sessions that the company has held in recent months as they continue on with their Environmental Assessment process. Aurora has submitted an application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office to obtain an Environmental Assessment Certificate.

The project which is a joint venture between Nexen Energy (the Canadian company purchased by the Chinese national oil company CNOOC) and InPex Gas British Columbia would see the construction of a natural gas production facility capable of processing 24 million tonnes per yer of LNG, as well as an accompanying marine terminal which would be able to accommodate two LNG carriers at a time to ship the product to Asian markets.

The proposal continues to be a controversial issue for many in the region, particularly those who live on Digby Island, where residents have expressed a number of concerns related to the terminal development plans.

The City of Prince Rupert has also made its views known when it comes to the Aurora proposal, with Mayor Lee Brain signing off on the city's contribution to the Aurora review process.

The City document highlighted a number of areas where the city has concerns or observations related to the terminal plans.

More items related to the Aurora project can be found on our Aurora archive page here.

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