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Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

PORT HARDY/FORT FRASER – Two First Nations communities will receive a total of $60,000 for studies of renewable energy projects with the potential to reduce the use of diesel fuel in their communities.
TERRACE – A new run-of-river hydroelectric facility developed by AltaGas is enabling the Tahltan First Nation to participate in producing clean, sustainable energy in their traditional territory. To boost the Tahltan Nation’s participation in the Volcano Creek Hydroelectric Project, the B.C. government, through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund, is providing the Tahltan Central Council with $500,000 for an equity investment.
VANCOUVER – The Wet’suwet’en First Nation stands to benefit from development of B.C.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry after signing an agreement with the Province for the proposed Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project.
METCHOSIN – To study the possibility of heating a new residential community using ocean thermal energy, the Sci'anew (Cheanuh) Beecher Bay Band will receive $40,000 in capacity funding from the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund.
PENTICTON – The Penticton Indian Band will receive $40,000 from the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund for a feasibility study to explore wind and hydro energy projects.
BURNS LAKE – The Skin Tyee First Nation and Nee Tahi Buhn Indian Band in northern B.C. can benefit from B.C.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry after signing agreements with the Province for the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline project.
VICTORIA – The Province and the Nisga’a Lisims Government today are celebrating the passage of two key pieces of legislation and two economic benefit agreements that support the Nisga’a Nation’s effort to become a major participant in B.C.’s liquefied natural gas export economy.
VICTORIA – The Nisga’a Nation is embracing an historic opportunity to actively participate in B.C.’s liquefied natural gas sector by signing an agreement that will guarantee the Nation benefits from development of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline (PRGT) project on Nisga’a Lands and in the Nass area.
CRESTON – An Incremental Treaty Agreement between the Province and the Ktunaxa Nation Council will help restore the Lower Kootenay Band’s connection with Kootenay Lake and support a regional government initiative to redesign and extend the life of the Creston landfill.
VICTORIA – Two pieces of legislation, if passed, will enable the Nisga’a Nation to become a major participant in the emerging liquefied natural gas economy in northern British Columbia.
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