Open houses to be held on proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline

first_imgThe Chetwynd session will be held at the Chetwynd and District Recreation Centre on March 27 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The sessions will then move to Fraser Lake at the Fraser Lake Recreational Complex on April 1 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., then Burns Lake at the Burns Lake Heritage Centre on April 2 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., then lastly in Kitimat at the Riverlodge Recreation Centre on April 3 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.The approximately 650 kilometre proposed pipeline would run from the Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek to the proposed LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export facility near Kitimat.The proposal includes the installation of permanent facilities such as compressor stations at up to eight locations and and a meter station at up to three locations. As part of construction ancillary sites like access roads, temporary bridges, storage areas for equipment and pipe, and construction camps for workers will need to be built.- Advertisement -It would initially have the capacity to flow approximately two to three billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. With further expansion, it could deliver up to approximately 5.0 billion cubic feet per day.Once regulatory approvals have been received construction on the proposed project would begin in 2015 or 2016 and be commissioned by the end of the decade.last_img read more

OC bishop denies accusation

first_imgBrown was praised in 2004 when he settled about 90 sexual abuse lawsuits against the Diocese of Orange for $100 million, the largest settlement at the time. At the time, Brown released a “Convenant of the Faithful,” in which is pledged transparency and accountability in matters of clergy sexual abuse. The diocese later released thousands of pages from the personnel files of 15 accused priests, although no files have been released on eight others. In the deposition, Brown said he was shocked and extremely distressed to learn of the accusation against him. He said he “vaguely” remembered the parishioner. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bishop Tod Brown testified earlier this week in a court-ordered deposition as part of an unrelated sexual abuse lawsuit. A judge unsealed the transcript at a hearing Thursday after church attorneys sought to have portions of the testimony redacted over privacy concerns. Brown testified that he learned of the allegations against him in July 1997, when he was bishop of the Diocese of Boise, Idaho. He said the bishop of the Diocese of Fresno, which included Bakersfield, called to say that a man was accusing Brown of molesting him in the late 1960s during confession and in catechism classes. The Diocese of Fresno released a statement Thursday saying that an internal investigation uncovered “absolutely no factual or credible basis whatsoever” for the complaint. The Fresno diocese forwarded its completed investigation to Kern County prosecutors, who declined to press charges, said Ryan Lilyengren, a spokesman for the Diocese of Orange. A telephone message seeking comment from the District Attorney’s Office was not immediately returned. COURTS: No charges were pressed in molestation inquiry that went back to the 1960s. By Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Orange County’s Roman Catholic bishop testified that he was falsely accused of sexually molesting a male parishioner when he was a priest in Bakersfield decades ago, according to a deposition transcript made public Thursday. last_img read more