TransCanada inks deals with two Peace River First Nations

The current proposed route of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission.

TransCanada says it has signed a pair of project agreements with both Doig River and Halfway River First Nations over construction of its proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline.

TransCanada has not released specifics of the agreement, but said they will provide annual payments and other benefits over the life of the pipeline.

The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project will ship natural gas from the Hudson’s Hope area to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG plant at Lelu Island near Prince Rupert.

TransCanada also announced it has reached a similar project agreement with Yekooche First Nation near Fort St. James.

The company has previously inked deals with Lake Babine Nation, the Nisga’a Lisims Government, Gitanyow First Nation and Kitselas First Nation as part of its efforts to build the pipeline.