Keep up with LNG in B.C.
Allie Auger knows the importance of skills training. A member of the Saulteau First Nations, Allie is an Aboriginal Skills Navigator for the New Relationship Trust.
A series of community-based job skills training courses in northeast B.C. will support First Nations members becoming job-ready for B.C.’s growing liquefied natural gas and natural resource sectors.
The Province’s new Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (GGIRCA) came into force, ensuring LNG facilities in British Columbia will have an emissions cap making them the cleanest in the world.
In the 1990’s, the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) began an aggressive program of economic development resulting in 90% band employment.
The first homes have been built, construction has started on others, and a pioneering clean energy project designed to harness ocean thermal energy is taking shape in a new residential development known as Spirit Bay, near Sooke.
The traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation can be found on the west coast of central Vancouver Island and includes the town of Tofino. It has natural boundaries of mountains and ocean, and is home to about 1,000 members. The territory is also a perfect location for the development of small, clean energy projects.
Environment Minister Mary Polak and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone have issued an environmental assessment certificate to Rio Tinto Alcan for the Terminal A Extension project in Kitimat.
B.C.’s new Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (GGIRCA) comes into force on Jan. 1, 2016, ensuring LNG facilities in B.C. will have an emissions cap making them the cleanest in the world.
Connecting First Nations members to skills training and jobs. That’s something Tara Alfred works to achieve every day.