Lax Kw’alaams file photo.

Lax Kw’alaams Band members get a chunk of the LNG benefit

Each member will get $2,000 from the resource benefits agreement signed earlier this year

Lax Kw’alaams Band members will receive a one-time payment of $2,000 each, following a recent band council meeting. The money comes from benefits of the negotiations for the Pacific NorthWest LNG and the province, which included the transfer of some lands, and money for training, cultural and environmental protection and member development.

If the LNG project had gone forward, the Lax Kw’alaams Band were promised to receive $98.5 million in community projects as well as $288,000 for 12 tonnes of exported LNG and $50 million for transportation infrastructure.

READ MORE: THE FOOTPRINT PACIFIC NORTHWEST LNG LEFT BEHIND

The band reminds members to ensure their current address and contact information is up to date. Applications are due by Feb. 28, 2018.



keili.bartlett@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

IN OUR OPINION: Redesign the City of Prince Rupert

City gives Special Events Society and Arts Council the boot

PRPA Community Investment Fund hits its target once again

Prince Rupert Port Authority contributes $29,500 to revitalization of Rod and Gun Club

Prince Rupert RCMP investigating possible impaired driving incident

A two vehicle collision took place on Third Ave

MVP of the Week | To Poland and beyond: Fudger hits the global stage

Karlie Fudger is living up to the family name, and taking her dancing talents to the global stage

Sentencing hearings begin as Prince Rupert man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

Mike Christopher Hagen charged with possession of child pornography earlier this year

Only one week left for Santa Shops Here grand prize

Inland Air harbour tour for four up for grabs

The Northern View presents Santa Shops Here in Prince Rupert

More reasons to spend your shopping dollars locally

B.C. SPCA seizes dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage

Shepherd-breed dogs were living in ‘deplorable conditions.’

B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe ‘explosion’

He was a flight instructor, charter pilot and owned an airstrip before leaving Alberta

BC Hydro offers tips as collisions with power poles increase

Region with the largest spike in collisions was the Lower Mainland at 16 per cent

Canadian airline passengers to be eligible for $1,000 in compensation for delayed flights

Passengers can also receive compensation for overbooking, lost luggage and other inconveniences

RCMP must bury three sex mannequins found in Manning Park

Police tasked with ensuring the mannequins were completely disposed of

B.C. seniors need better vaccine protection, advocate says

Home support down, day programs up in annual rating

Most Read