Kwispaa LNG an opportunity for Huu-ay-aht First Nations


On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, representatives from the Kwispaa LNG project team were in Port Alberni council chambers to provide more information about the Kwispaa LNG project. The proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility was given the go-ahead after a Huu-ay-aht community referendum resulted in a 70 percent vote in favour in March 2017. The positive vote meant that Steelhead LNG, a Canadian company based out of Vancouver, would develop the LNG project through a co-management relationship with the Huu-ay-aht.

“We have the support of our people, we have the support of our hereditary chiefs and we have the support of our council for this project,” said Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert Dennis Sr.

Read the full article in the Alberni Valley News

JWN ENERGY – Seven Generations and Steelhead LNG partner to advance reduced-footprint LNG opportunities

By Deborah Jaremko
Sept. 19, 2016, 7:43 a.m.

A new agreement between Seven Generations Energy and Steelhead LNG leaves BC “exceptionally positioned” to be a leading supplier of Canadian gas to Asian markets in the coming years, says BC’s natural gas development minister.

Rich Coleman joined a statement Monday announcing that Calgary-based 7G will acquire a stake in Vancouver’s Steelhead and together explore new midstream infrastructure to support the company’s proposed projects on Vancouver Island.

Click here for the full story

SALISH SEA SENTINEL – Malahat on new tack as it weathers an LNG storm

Words and photos by Mark Kiemele

There was standing-room only at a town hall meeting on the Malahat LNG project, hosted by the District of North Saanich on May 31.

But while the crowd was often raucous in their opposition to the proposed facility for the Saanich Inlet, attendees listened respectfully as Renee Racette, Malahat Nation’s chief executive, outlined why the nation had become involved in the project.

Click here for the full story

BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER – Building consensus key to First Nations partnerships

By Peter Mitham
June 14, 2016, 9 a.m.

Business thrives on certainties – the fewer the risks associated with an investment, the greater the comfort felt by both investors and the people receiving the investment.

That’s especially true when social goods are in play, as proponents of natural resource projects across B.C. are finding out. Many opponents believe First Nations hold the trump card, given the obligation to consult before projects proceed.

Yet as the tiny Malahat Nation on southern Vancouver Island is demonstrating, an obligation to consult simply makes good business sense. It may take time, but it also builds the consensus that will ensure a broad distribution of benefits from a given project.

Stay Informed

Contact Us

Address 2200 – 1075 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3C9
Phone Office: 604-235-3800