Province has agreed to invest about $1.5 billion as equity in the pipeline.
Anticipating a revised 2020 capital budget of between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion.
Clearing a path through US states along the pipeline’s 1,930-kilometre route to begin soon.
Negotiator warns Trans Mountain expansion could run into opposition if it proceeds against the wishes of some communities it passes through.
Nationwide rail and road blockades support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose a natural gas pipeline project cutting across their territory.
Hereditary chiefs have communicated their terms to Carolyn Bennett, the minister responsible for Crown-Indigenous relations.
A Nanos survey shows respondents are increasingly uncomfortable spending public money to continue the project.
Several First Nations leaders agree the dispute speaks to broader – and long-standing – concerns from Indigenous communities.
Traffic blocked, nearly 60 people were arrested for obstructing busy ports in Vancouver and in nearby Delta.
$2.5 billion already spent, leaving an additional $8.4 billion needed to complete work, plus $1.7 billion of carrying costs.
Federal Court of Appeal’s three judges unanimously rule to dismiss four challenges by First Nations in BC.
Four BC First Nations filed challenges after the federal government approved the project a second time last June.
Wet’suwet’en say they have agreed to the discussions in an effort to de-escalate the dispute over the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
Committee called for three major resource projects in BC to be halted until free, prior and informed consent of all affected Indigenous groups was granted.
Decision removes one of the remaining obstacles for the pipeline expansion.