NEB denies Northern Gateway extension
The National Energy Board (NEB) is suspending its review of a request from Northern Gateway Pipelines and the Aboriginal Equity Partners to extend the sunset clauses for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. The NEB will also suspend its review of any filings from Northern Gateway regarding compliance with the 209 conditions attached to the project. The NEB made these decisions in response to the June 23,
2016 Federal Court of Appeal decision that quashed the Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for the project and sent the matter back to the federal government for redetermination. In its decision, the Federal Court also dismissed a number of legal challenges to the Joint Review Panel’s 2013 report which recommended that the project be approved.
Pride Parade
About 1,000 people showed up for the annual Pride Parade in Prince George on Ssturday. Facebook photo
Arrangements are being made to ensure that British Columbians continue to receive cheques and critical documents in the event of a Canada Post labour disruption. British Columbians who receive government funds by direct deposit will not be affected by the labour action and will continue to receive their payments. For those citizens who typically receive payments by regular mail such as income and disability assistance, childcare subsidies, or critical documents such as Residential Tenancy Branch information, arrangements will be made to enable cheques or documentation to be picked up at the respective local ministry, local agency or Service BC office. Information about where to pick up B.C.-government-issued assistance cheques, where and how to make a payment,
getting B.C.-government-issued ID, licences and certificates, and how to apply for a B.C. student loan during a Canada Post labour disruption can be found at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/postal-service- disruption-information Questions about payments and critical documents can be directed to the ministry/agency responsible: BC Mail Plus will hold all non-critical mail until Canada Post resumes normal service. Mail will be deposited to Canada Post in the order it was received. Internal mail between government offices or broader public sector offices serviced by BC Mail Plus are not affected by a Canada Post labour disruption.
B.C. prepares for postal disruption