Pipeline to Lelu Island gets support from Treaty 8 band

TransCanada announced it had reached a project agreement with another First Nation near the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project

Shortly after receiving final approval from the BC Oil and Gas Commission, TransCanada announced it had reached a project agreement with another First Nation near the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project.

The Blueberry First Nation, one of the Treaty 8 First Nations, has signed an agreement with the company that includes access to employment and contracts and initial and annual payments for the life of the project.

“We believe the pipeline project will benefit our members today and for future generations, both financially and in terms of employment for our members,” said Chief Marvin Yahey.

“The relationship we have established with TransCanada is just as important as the agreement and we are confident that the relationship we have built will continue to the benefit of both parties for years to come.”

Specific details of the agreement remain confidential. The Blueberry First Nation is the ninth to reach an agreement with TransCanada.