November 07, 2013 - 2:52 PM
PENTICTON - The proposed and controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project will make for interesting dinner conversation at a Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Nov. 18.
The pipeline is a joint-venture between private entities, the federal government, B.C. and Alberta. Once built the pipes are to send oil product from the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta, across the B.C. border, to a facility in Kitimat where it will be transported to Asian markets via oil tankers.
The pipleline would cross the lands of many First Nations who are already in opposition over environmental risks and other issues. On their side is the B.C. NDP as well as Greenpeace.
Guest speaker Janet Holder, the pipeline's project manager, will be going over more project details at the luncheon.
B.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO John Winter said this project and Premiers Christy Clark and Alison Redford's efforts could raise provincial revenues for healthcare, education and social programs.
The luncheon will be at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on Comox Street. Tickets are $25 each plus tax and guests can register online or by phoning the chamber at 250-492-4103.
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