Bella Bella meeting cancelled

According to reports, the National Energy Board said they were working out some logistical issues with the community leadership

 

Following the stop in Comox, the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project was scheduled to be in Bella Bella for four days, but plans were cancelled for the Monday session.

According to reports, the National Energy Board said they were working out some logistical issues with the community leadership, while the Heiltsuk First Nation noted it was for safety concerns.

The panel was scheduled to be at the Bella Bella Community School until Thursday, as it continues its 14-month hearing tour across B.C. and Alberta.

A group of pipeline opponents met the panel members at the airport when they arrived Sunday.

According to an update from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), the Bella Bella hearings began Tuesday at 1 p.m.

The transcripts for the Comox hearing is available online through CEAA’s website at gatewaypanel.review-examen.gc.ca.

photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com