Skip to main content
Access every election story that matters
Enjoy unlimited digital access
$1.99
per week for 24 weeks
Access every election story that matters
Enjoy unlimited digital access
$1.99
per week
for 24 weeks
// //

The proposed Kitimat, B.C., LNG site.

JOHN LEHMANN/The Globe and Mail

The District of Kitimat will hold a plebiscite on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline in April to gauge support for the controversial project.

Chief administrative officer Ron Poole says residents will vote on April 12, with advanced polls on April 2 and April 9.

The dates were set this week when councillors approved the question, asking residents if they support the final recommendations of the Joint Review Panel, which issued a report in December saying the pipeline should be approved subject to 209 conditions.

Story continues below advertisement

Poole says councillors will be considering additional questions such as those concerns refining oil.

The plebiscite fulfills council's resolution in January 2012 to survey residents in the northwestern B.C. community about their opinion on the Northern Gateway project after the review panel completed its report.

Kitimat would be the end of the line for the bitumen pipeline and the port where hundreds of tankers loaded with oil from Alberta would leave for Asia.

Report an error
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

If you do not see your comment posted immediately, it is being reviewed by the moderation team and may appear shortly, generally within an hour.

We aim to have all comments reviewed in a timely manner.

Comments that violate our community guidelines will not be posted.

UPDATED: Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies