Agree with the government

I strongly agree with the common sense position the provincial government is taking on the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.

I strongly agree with the common sense position the provincial government is taking on the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.

Job creation and economic development are vital to our province’s future, but as it stands B.C. bears almost all of the environmental risk from the pipeline project while receiving few of the monetary and other benefits.

Over a 30 year period, the Northern Gateway Pipeline is expected to generate $270 billion in revenue.

However, of the $81 billion in tax revenue the project would generate, BC would only receive a minor $6.7 billion share or about $223 million per year. A single major oil spill on land or sea could easily cost the province that much or more in environmental cleanup, legal and other compensation costs which would leave us with no financial benefit at all.

Justina Harris



Just Posted

Craft beer hop farm on Seabird territory preparing for first harvest

Founders have plans to become one of Canada’s largest hops suppliers

UPDATE: Man with gunshot wound drives into ditch on Chilliwack River Road

Serious crimes investigators believe early morning shooting to be targeted

No red flags in expense audit, says former Fraser Health boss who fired Murray

Wynne Powell said report showed need for tighter rules, but didn’t suggest abuse of expense claims

Lower Mainland could see spring flurries

Snow expected at higher elevations

News Recap – March 23

Local climber remembered, speculation tax, avalanche risk and more

Gas prices likely driving Canadians to US pumps

Customs say cost of fuel, nice weather, spring break are contributing factors of uptick of traffic

VIDEO: Hockey tournament remembers young fan

Hundreds take part in annual Jordan Owens memorial in Lower Mainland

Canadian cities hold March for our Lives events in wake of Florida shooting

Hundreds of people support the massive March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

Health officials called after acid spill near B.C.-Alberta border leaks into creek

Tanker truck crashed south of Dawson Creek, spilling 17,000 litres of hydrochloric acid

Embattled band Hedley plays last show in B.C. before hiatus

About 3,000 tickets had sold for final performance at Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Trudeau to exonerate B.C. First Nations chiefs hanged in 1860s

Prime Minister to absolve Tsilhqot’in chiefs in relation to deaths of 14 construction workers

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Most Read