"Virtual" town hall meeting held to provide feedback on proposed natural gas pipeline
Representatives of the Texas-based company Spectra Energy that wants to build a natural gas pipeline from Northeast BC to Prince Rupert held a virtual town hall meeting inviting residents living in the Northwest to give input on their proposed pipeline.
78-thousand phone calls phone calls went to residents to participate.
Spectra Energy's Western Canadian Operations President Doug Bloom was answering questions and says people participating are enthusiastic about the future pipeline.
"We had a lot of support, a lot of people saying gee this makes a lot of sense, we really should do it. We had people asking questions about economic impacts, jobs, how do we work on the project, how do we work as contractors."
16-hundred people were involved in the town hall at one point and Bloom says Spectra is only 2 years into the planning and the project is years from completion.