Dialogue sessions on LNG impact coming to Fort St. John, Chetwynd

first_imgStaff council at West Coast Environmental Law Hanna Askew says the organizations, alongside First Nations groups, community members and local governments, have recently been getting together to discuss the need for the provincial government “to develop a better accumulative impact management framework” – considering the combined impacts of LNG proposals, including all accompanying wells and pipelines, on the environmental values residents most care about.“For example, a lot of people we talked [with] in other places just talked about the reason they live in northern communities in the first place is because they have strong attachments to the land – being able to hunt or fish, and that they want their children to grow up in healthy environments,” explains Askew. “So what we’re kind of advocating for is a better process to understand how all the different kinds of development happening in the region – how they’re all interacting together and what kind of effect that’s having on the things the people in the north care about.”“We haven’t taken a position on LNG per se, but what we’re concerned about is for the projects to go through in the absence of a good – like a strong accumulative impact management plan.”- Advertisement -These conversations have already taken place in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat and Hazelton, with the last leg of the tour in northeast B.C.The B.C. government has, for the past few years, been advocating for a new, international LNG industry to be built in the province, saying it will create major economic prosperity for this generation and future generations to come. It has garnished some attention from large-scale companies like Malaysian state-owned Petronas, but has fallen short of any final investment decision.Once the organizations complete their tour, Askew say they will create a report based on the information gathered from the aforementioned communities, expected to be released in June, which will then be presented back to them, and they hope the B.C. government as well.Advertisement The first community discussion takes place at the Fort St. John Quality Inn on Tuesday, May 12 – beginning at 1:00 p.m.This will be followed by a session at the Chetwynd and District Rec Centre on May 13 – beginning at 1:00 p.m.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires And now with the run out of the way, practice can begin.“We need to put pads on and start hitting each other a little bit and hitting somebody else,” Arians said smiling. “I’m tired of playing soccer. I mean soccer is a great game, but we play this one in the trenches and I want to see our offensive line and defensive line, and I think we can become pretty good, pretty quickly.” It marks the official start of training camp; and the players can’t participate in training camp until they pass the test which consists of a 300-yard shuttle run (50-yard intervals) to be covered in 70 seconds. “Extremely pleased, saw everything I needed to see,” said head coach Bruce Arians, who noted he stopped the run early after each player ran the drill twice.“He gave us a little break. He took it fairly easy on us,” linebacker Daryl Washington said.“Don’t need to see them run anymore in shorts. Obviously, they’re in really good shape and ready to go,” explained Arians.The Cardinals had not been together since mid-June, but each player in attendance passed the test. Rookies Jonathan Cooper (unsigned) and Ryan Swope (concussion questions) were absent Thursday.“Shows that people actually worked in the five, six weeks that we’ve had off,” center Lyle Sendlein said.Of course, this year’s run test took place inside an air-conditioned stadium as opposed to outside in the nearly 7,000-foot elevation of Flagstaff, the Cardinals’ previous training camp home.“I don’t know,” Sendlein said. “Us big guys and running don’t mix well no matter how high in the air you are. We did what we had to do.” GLENDALE — Much has changed since the whistle blew on the Arizona Cardinals’ 2012 season. There’s a new general manager, a new head coach, a new quarterback and countless other new faces tasked with returning the franchise to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.Heck, there’s even a new training camp location –University of Phoenix Stadium.One thing though hasn’t changed: The run test. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more