The Globe and Mail reported that Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project has been rerouted around two grizzly bear sanctuaries.
“This is a very important move by the pipeline company.”
— Wayne McCrory, Grizzly bear biologist, said after learning the pipeline will detour around the sanctuaries near Khutzeymateen Provincial Park, south of Prince Rupert.
“It is a very sensitive area, a very special area. I have visited the area myself and so we assessed very carefully the environmental issues as well as the constructability issues. So we have made the decision to withdraw that as a possible alternative for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project and we are now focused on marine options.”
— John Dunn, vice-president Prince Rupert Gas Transmission.