Come to the Regional LNG Energy Seminars featuring Science World B.C.

Save the date! Huu-ay-aht First Nations is planning an excursion for its citizens to Regional LNG Energy Seminars the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Tuesday, January 13.

If you are interested in attending (Huu-ay-aht will arrange group transportation from Port Alberni to Nanaimo), please confirm your participation with Brent Ronning, the Coordinator of Secondary and Post-Secondary Education (250-723-0100 x232 or via email at education@huuayaht.org)

What exactly is liquefied natural gas (LNG) and how is it produced? How is British Columbia’s natural gas sector regulated? Why is industry proposing to export natural gas to Asia?

Answers to these questions and more will be provided, across the province, when British Columbia hosts seven LNG energy seminars alongside WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour.

Interactive displays and unique exhibits will provide information about industry and the science behind LNG, including participation from Science World British Columbia.

Highlights of the event will include:

  • Panel dialogues
  • Science based energy demonstrations presented by Science World British Columbia
  • WorkBC’s Find Your Fit Career Experience
  • LNG-Buy BC

Science World British Columbia, Industry, B.C. Government and Public post-secondary staff will be on-hand to answer questions. LNG-Buy BC representatives will also available to provide information for B.C. businesses who are preparing for the opportunities brought on by the LNG industry.

Resources and information kits will be available to encourage conversation.

Dates and locations of the remaining LNG energy seminars are:

  • Nanaimo, Vancouver Island Conference Centre: January 13 and 14
  • Kamloops, Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre: February 3 and 4

For more information, see LNG-Seminars-Program-Nanaimo(1)

Understanding the LNG motion for the People’s Assembly

So what is the LNG Motion at the People’s Assembly all about?

At the People’s Assembly, Huu-ay-aht citizens will be asked if they support leasing the Sarita land to Steelhead LNG for no more than 35 years for the proposed Project.

Purpose of the Vote:
• To decide whether Huu-ay-aht citizens are in favour of learning more about the proposed Project, by conducting environmental, traditional use and technical studies, over the months and years to come.

• To vote on whether the lands, which will become Treaty Settlement Lands (TSL), should be leased to the Project in order to conduct these studies and possibly construct and operate the LNG facility.


For more information and help in understanding the motion, check out the Understanding the LNG Motion at our People’s Assembly brochure.