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Blueberry River, TransCanada ink deal over Coastal GasLink project

TransCanada announced Thursday it has signed a financial deal with the Blueberry River First Nations over the Coastal GasLink project.
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TransCanada announced Thursday it has signed a financial deal with the Blueberry River First Nations over the Coastal GasLink project.

The Coastal GasLink project is a natural gas pipeline that would run from an area just north of Dawson Creek to Kitimat.

This agreement outlines financial and other benefits and commitments that will be provided to the band for as long as the pipeline is in service, a TransCanada release stated.

"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 Blueberry River First Nation Chief Marvin Yahey in a statement.

"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."

Blueberry River isn’t the only First Nation to sign onto the project. 

Both Doig River and Halfway River also signed deals with TransCanada over this project in June. 

The company also announced a deal with two other First Nations Thursday, including the Burns Lake Indian Band and the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation.

reporter@ahnfsj.ca

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