Skeena Wild, Terrace Daily Online, November 15, 2011
Dear Premier Christy Clark,
RE: Environmental consequences of multiple development projects in the British Columbia – Alaska transboundary region
By Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, September 2, 2011
BC Hydro has awarded the construction contract for its 344-kilometre Northern Transmission Line [sic - it's actually Northwest Transmission Line]to two U.S.-owned companies, the Crown corporation announced Thursday.
Terrace Standard, August 15, 2011
BC HYDRO is convinced it sent a work crew to a spot on Kitsumkalum traditional territory two weekends ago, which sparked an incident affecting progress on its Northwest Transmission Line.
By Christopher Pollon, TheTyee.ca, July 18, 2011
Gov't says extending grid beyond 2009 plan will lower greenhouse emissions. Critics see a boost to mining -- and emissions.
By Staff Writer, Houston Today, May 24, 2011
BC HYDRO is quietly laying the groundwork to extend the Northwest Transmission Line past its currently scheduled end point at Bob Quinn on Hwy37 North.
The extension would bring the line up to the mostly-aboriginal village of Iskut, approximately 105km north of Bob Quinn.
Staff Writer, Terrace Standard, May 09, 2011
BC HYDRO has chosen a preferred contractor group to design and build its $404 million Northwest Transmission Line.
But the crown corporation and the group of Valard/Quanta Services and Burns & McDonnell have yet to sign a formal contract.
By Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, May 9, 2011
Two bands dismiss Hydro offer as 'beads' for land
Two B.C. first nations say they'll join forces to fight a major power line slated to run through their lands and are warning of blockades unless BC Hydro changes its negotiating stance.
Decision, CEAA, May 6, 2011
Infrastructure Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have taken the following course of action on May 5, 2011 relating to the screening of the British Columbia Northwest Transmission Line Project. The authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the screening report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.
Staff Writer, Terrace Standard, March 31, 2011
On March 29, 2011 the Nisga'a legislature, Wilp Si'ayuukhl Nisga'a, passed resolutions in support of the construction of BC Hydro's proposed Northwest Transmission Line through Nisga'a Lands and the Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park.
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, February 23, 2011
The provincial government has granted BC Hydro an environmental permit for its $400-million Northwest Transmission Line project, Environment Minister Murray Coell said Wednesday.
By Christopher Pollon, TheTyee.ca, 18 Feb 2011
Critics say plan to tie state to BC's power grid will enable shipping Canadian resources from US port.
Terrace Standard, June 09, 2010
BC HYDRO won’t reveal exactly how much it’s paying an Alberta company for the power to come from a large run-of-river project north of here, but says it’s within the range of what it’s paying companies elsewhere.
Northeast transmission line would create 'energy corridor' that could boost our clean power exports, Liberals say
VAUGHN PALMER, Vancouver Sun, February 16, 2010
Following the push to build a new transmission line into northwestern B.C., the provincial Liberals want to extend the power grid to the northeast as well, as part of what they are calling a "northern energy corridor."
Terrace Standard, February 4, 2010
THE B.C TRANSMISSION Corporation has spent just over $6.5 million to prepare the plan to build a power line north of here for an environmental review.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, January 13, 2010
Connection would give company access to North American grid
Proponents of a major independent power project in northwest British Columbia have quit BC Hydro’s bidding process in favour of cutting a power sales deal directly with the provincial government, documents show. (Photograph by: Handout, Vancouver Sun)
British Columbia's plan for a $400-million high voltage power line into the northwest has Alaskans buzzing about the project's potential to spark green power development in their state.