On October 29, 2015, TransCanada Corporation announced that its Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project (PRGT) has signed a project agreement with the Blueberry River First Nations, a Treaty 8 First Nation. The agreement outlines financial and other benefits and commitments that will be provided for as long as the project is in service.
“Achieving this agreement with Blueberry River First Nations is another important milestone for the PRGT project,” said Tony Palmer, president of PRGT. “We consider engagement with First Nations as paramount to our success. We want to ensure we have their input on environmental and cultural impacts and that they benefit from the construction and operation of the PRGT pipeline project.”