Doig River seeking amendments to NEBC Pipeline hearing

December 4, 2022

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Representatives from Doig River First Nation had a discussion with Canada Energy Regulators (CER) earlier this week about amendments to the NEBC Pipeline hearing process. 

During the virtual discussion on November 29th, 2022, Doig River requested an amendment to the hearing process to include a workshop between the First Nation and NorthRiver Midstream to discuss an offset plan and increase collaboration. 

In the request, Doig River specified that they wanted the workshop to be held before the filing of written evidence and oral submissions.

Representative of Doig River Brian Milakovic said that Doig River wants the workshop to be held first so that the content of the workshop could inform the content of the evidence that will be submitted.

According to the CER hearing timeline, written evidence must be submitted by December 16th, 2022, with oral submissions to occur between January 9th to 28th, 2023.

Doig River also requested that three other Indigenous nations submit evidence on Traditional Land and Resource Use no later than July 15th, 2023. 

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