Langley residents invited to NEB intervention

Residents of Langley who want to have their say on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion can sign up to be intervenors at upcoming public hearings.

The National Energy Board (NEB) will be holding hearings about the controversial pipeline, which Kinder Morgan wants to increase in scope to almost triple its current oil pumping capacity.

The pipeline runs from near Edmonton through B.C., straight through Northern Langley, and on to a refinery in Burnaby.

The deadline to apply as an intervenor is noon on Feb. 12.

According to the NEB’s website, anyone with a direct interest in the pipeline route, including one affecting property or employment, can apply. Those with specialist knowledge may also be able to apply.

The pipeline’s route may shift, and Kinder Morgan is considering a couple of alterations through Langley. One of those would take the pipeline under farmlands in the Salmon River floodplain, and bring it closer to Fort Langley than its present course.

Another proposed route would go somewhat farther west, but then veer north through what is currently the Redwoods Golf Course, land owned by the Township and intended to eventually become parkland.

To find the forms to apply, visit the NEB’s website at www.neb-one.gc.ca, and find the Trans Mountain pipeline under the “Major Applications and Projects” tab on the left side of the screen. 

There will be online and teleconference training sessions on how to complete the forms, including on Jan. 22, 27, and 28.

For help in filling out the forms, you can also call Reny Chakkalakal at 1-800-899-1265 or email transmountainpipeline.hearing@neb-one.gc.ca.

Just Posted

Snow Day: Langley crews prepare for salting and plowing

With heavy snow expected, crews are working 24-hours until the weather system passes.

WATCH: Walnut Grove Gators take lead in AAAA basketball tournament

The Gators are heading into the finals on Sunday.

Langley program helps youth find their employment niche

The first session of Skills to Success youth employment program wrapped up and a second has started.

UPDATE: 10-20 cm of snow expected Friday in Lower Mainland

Snowfall warning in effect from North Shore mountains out to Hope

WATCH: Langley fire trucks collide on icy roads

The fire trucks crashed while responding to a crash on the same snow-covered stretch.

B.C. Games open with Olympic touch

The 2018 B.C. Winter Games kicked off in Kamloops

BCHL Today: Merritt Centennials keep moving while Salmon Arm Silverbacks slide

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Former Canuck Roberto Luongo addresses Florida shooting victims

Parkland, Fla., resident, delivers speech before Florida Panthers’ first home game since tragedy

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Kelowna skier Kesley Serwa adds to Canada’s gold medals

Despite losses in men’s hockey and curling, Canadian women won medals in ski cross and figure skating

5 to start your day

Up to 20 cm of snow expected in parts of Lower Mainland, possible bridge lane closures, and more

Suspected serial killer targeting Toronto gay community now faces six murder charges

Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

Trump suggests more guns in schools to combat shootings

Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control

Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

Russian Bobsled Federation states a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave on Sunday was positive.

Indigenous leaders call for change after ‘system fails’ Tina Fontaine

‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty

Most Read