NEBC Expansion project needs environmental assessment certificate to carry on

first_imgA pipeline project that would extend to just north of Wonowon from the existing terminal in Taylor will have to receive a positive environmental assessment to go ahead.Project Assessment Manager Ricardo Toledo signed off on paperwork on Monday, where he wrote that the project “may have a potential significant adverse environmental, economic, social, heritage or health effect,” and Pembina would need to take into account reducing and eliminating risks.As far as environmental concerns go, Parent company Pembina assures that their pipeline would eliminate the need for over 100 trucks on the road per day – and that the pipeline would not interfere with Caribou, or any provincially-protected wildlife habitats.- Advertisement -The purpose of the Project is to serve as transportation for the Montney formation, where some argue growing development and a lack of liquid transportation has created a strong demand for a pipeline.The proposed expansion consists of approximately 160 km of 323.9 mm diameter pipe, with a base capacity of up to 75 thousand barrels per day. The planned route from Taylor to Blair Creek bypasses Fort St. John north of the city.In the project proposal, Pembina says it is expected to create numerous jobs – approximately ‘200 person-years of construction-related employment and approximately 150 person-years of operating employment,’ over the projects life span.Advertisement The estimated capital cost of the NEBC expansion is about $210 million.last_img read more

Raptors Shred The Nets, 91-74

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Hours after one of their best defenders had surgery, the Toronto Raptors got back to defending the way they know they can.Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Raptors handed the Brooklyn Nets their eighth straight home loss, 91-74 on Jan. 6.Even without DeMarre Carroll, who could be out a while after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee across town, the Raptors held the Nets below 40 percent shooting and won easily even while missing 18 of their 22 3-point attempts.“We’re going to have games where we’re not going to be able to score,” guard DeMar DeRozan said. “We’ve got to understand we’ve got to be able to win games in the 80s and keep teams, like tonight, in the low-70s, high-70s.”Kyle Lowry had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists. He made all seven shots inside the arc but was 0-for-7 from 3-point range as Toronto bounced back after giving up nearly 120 points per game in consecutive losses to Chicago and Cleveland.Brooklyn is at the other end of the Eastern Conference standings, and its poor play at home is one of the reasons. The Nets haven’t won at Barclays Center since beating Philadelphia on Dec. 10.“We need to work through some things,” center Brook Lopez said. “It hasn’t all gone as planned.”DeRozan scored 15 points.Carroll is one of the Raptors’ best defensive players, but the Raptors had no trouble getting their defense back on track after their back-to-back losses. They have won 15 straight games when holding opponents below 100.“I thought overall we needed a game like that to show from start to finish we put our defensive imprint on the game,” coach Dwane Casey said.And it helped on the other end to have a strong game from Valanciunas with their outside shots not falling.“I think JV just did a good job of being in the right spots tonight,” Lowry said. “He was much more active and going against a true big like Brook he just got up for the challenge.”Lopez had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Brooklyn, which wore black uniforms reading “Los Nets” instead of its usual whites.But the result was the same as usual at home, where the Nets heard a few boos as the Raptors led by double digits throughout the fourth quarter.“It was just overall domination,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said.The Raptors outscored the Nets 16-2 to close the second quarter, then finished the third with a 13-4 spurt that gave them a 70-56 lead. Toronto quickly pushed it to 18 to put it away.Joe Johnson, battling a bruised left quad, finished with five points on 2-of-7 shooting. He was scoreless until hitting a 3-pointer in the third quarter, giving him a field goal in 919 straight games, the longest active streak in the NBA.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)last_img read more