From left

Pacific NorthWest LNG opens office in Prince Rupert

The lower level of the Capitol Mall was packed on Dec. 20 to witness the opening of Pacific NorthWest LNG’s community office.

The lower level of the Capitol Mall was packed on Dec. 20 to witness the opening of Pacific NorthWest LNG’s community office.

Pacific NorthWest LNG president Greg Kist said the creation of a physical presence in the community is an important milestone as the company works to create an LNG export terminal on Lelu Island in Port Edward.

“We are committed to this community in every way, with the First Nations, with the businesses and with everyone in Prince Rupert … we firmly believe that communication is a two-way street. We need to provide information to you, but we want to receive feedback from the people of this community about the project,” he said, noting plans are in place for a similar community office in Port Edward in the new year.

“The community office will be the source of information for residents. It will be a place to get answers to any questions people may have and to find information on contract opportunities.”

Kist was joined at the open house by  Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem and Port Edward Mayor Dave MacDonald, who both spoke highly of the company.

“Pacific NorthWest LNG has come forward as a very transparent company, and if they say they are going to do something, they are going to do it. A lot of people have come and gone, but this shows their commitment … this is an opportunity for the community at large to get a grasp on what could be a very bright future,” said Mayor Mussallem.

“I am happy when I see jobs come to the region. I am happy when someone comes up to me and says ‘my son or daughter has got a job and they are moving back’. That just makes my whole day,” added Mayor MacDonald.

Also attending the opening was Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman, who spoke not only about the development of the LNG industry as a whole but about his experience in working with Pacific NorthWest LNG.

“We’ve been working with these guys on LNG for a number of years … these guys are pros. They really know what they’re doing and they are a very professional company,” he said.

“This is such an important milestone in the progress of this project because it is letting you know that the arms are open. They’re inviting you to come see them.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Landlord Lows – Using tools are vital

Rental responsibilites and landlord lows

New LNG terminal near Prince Rupert proposed

AlaskCAN International LNG wants terminal just over Canadian border, but using B.C gas

Kitselas receive $1.2M boost for apprenticeship development program, open to Tsimshian and Haisla Nations

Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education announces $7.5M for six Indigenous training programs

Prince Rupert makes the cut in draft Alaska Marine Highway System schedule

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities releases proposed AMHS schedule

Prince Rupert Rampage roll in Cariboo country

A pair of wins have the Rampage in position to control their own playoff destiny

VIDEO: Mass coronavirus quarantines seen in China won’t happen in Canada, authorities say

‘If a case comes here, and it is probably … it will still be business as normal’

Province’s oldest practising lawyer shares advice at her 100th birthday party

Firefighters bring Constance Isherwood a cake with 100 birthday candles

Vernon woman suing McDonald’s for spilled coffee

Woman seeking nearly $10K, says employee failed to put lid on properly

Diners’ health tax not catching on in B.C., restaurant group says

Small businesses look for options to cover employer health tax

B.C. comic wins judgment after club owner slaps cellphone out of his hands

Incident happened last summer when Garrett Clark was performing in Abbotsford

Mayors call for ‘calmness’ as highway rockslide cuts Tofino, Ucluelet off from supplies

Ministry of transportation expects to open road for “essential travel only” from noon-8 p.m. Friday.

Owner surrenders dog suffering from days-old gunshot wound to B.C. SPCA

The dog was also found to be emaciated and suffering from a flea infestation

B.C. man dies after police called for ‘firearms injury’ in rural Alberta

Victim is 30-year-old Greater Victoria man, say police

Most Read