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Door open for info on PR gas pipeline

Open houses will be held in Smithers and Hazelton for the public comment period on the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project.

TransCanada’s Davis Sheremata says the Environmental Assessment Office is hosting the open houses to receive public comment on the projects and for representatives to provide people with information on the proposed gas pipeline.

“We have technical experts available to speak to them in a number of settings. We have people who can talk about environmental mitigation and safety, people who can talk about what we have done to engage the community and Aboriginal groups and people who can talk about the project itself; the size of the pipeline, the materials being used in it, the coatings and what will be run through it.”

The Hazelton open house runs at 4 to 8pm at St. Peters Church tonight and the Smithers open house will be the same time tomorrow at Hudson Bay Lodge.

The public comment period for the project ends July 10th.

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