AltaGas and Halfway River First Nation sign relationship agreement

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – AltaGas Ltd. and Halfway River First Nation have signed a Comprehensive Relationship Agreement.

The agreement is for 10 years. It sets up the opportunity for consultation, financial benefits, community investment, employment opportunities, and support for a wildlife study in HRFN’s traditional territory.

David Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer of AltaGas, says this is a great opportunity for both sides.

“This agreement supports AltaGas’ three guiding principles for developing energy infrastructure: respect the land, share the benefits, and nurture long-term relationships. We look forward to continuing to build a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with HRFN that recognizes and respects their values and traditions.”

Chief Darlene Hunter of the Halfway River First Nations says they are pleased with the agreement.

“We are pleased to sign this relationship agreement with AltaGas. By working together with AltaGas, we have developed an agreement that will benefit our community for many years to come.”

AltaGas is constructing the Townsend Facility approximately 100 kilometres north of Fort St. John in Northeast British Columbia on HRFN territory.

When the project is completed, the Facility will include: a 198 million cubic feet per day shallow-cut natural gas processing facility, a gathering pipeline, sales pipeline, two liquids egress pipelines, and a truck terminal on the Alaska Highway.