UNBC talk to focus on what LNG means for B.C.

The launch of the B.C.’s liquefied natural gas industry, and more specifically LNG Canada’s $40 billion project and what it means for families, local businesses, health and social services providers, municipal planners and First Nations, is the topic of the next Anthropology in our Backyard Series talk organized by the University of Northern British Columbia.

Dr. Marieka Sax, the Research Lead at UNBC’s Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium, will be giving the lecture, entitled The Open Veins of British Columbia, on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at ArtSpace (above Books & Company) in downtown Prince George.

Her talk will consider the uneven distribution of advantages and disadvantages of resource development, exploring the far-reaching impacts that LNG will have for individuals and communities throughout Northern B.C.

LNG Canada will bring natural gas from Dawson Creek to a processing plant and export terminal in Kitimat where it will be transported to Asian markets.

“Natural resource development is vital to the lives of many people throughout Northern B.C.,” said Dr. Sax, a postdoctoral fellow with UNBC’s Geography program. “It is important to consider a wide range of social impacts that LNG development will have now and in the future.”

Anthropology in our Backyards is a public speaker series organized by UNBC’s Department of Anthropology.