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Smithers Council to debate Pacific Northwest LNG

Smithers town council has a busy evening on deck for it’s regular meeting on Tuesday.

Councillors will discuss sending a letter to upper levels of government outlining concerns about the Pacific Northwest LNG project.

A excerpt from a draft of the letter reads;

“While the Town of Smithers recognizes the potential for employment and economic benefit to the region this project may bring we feel it is out-weighed by the likely detrimental effects to other established and important sectors of our economy, our residents’ quality of life, and bio-diversity of the Skeena River system.”

The deteriorating condition of the Alpine Man statue will also be discussed, the statue will likely need to be removed so a new fibreglass shell can be installed on it.

Council will also receive a report weighing the pros and cons of moving the Smithers Community Police Office to Town Hall. A report will also outline the timelines around the airport expansion project, which should break ground April 2017.

Finally, the Town needs to purchase a new ice resurfacer at a cost of $187,424, which will also be debated.

The meeting starts at 6:30 in Council Chambers.

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