Local Business B.C. tells feds to back off, stop interfering in Trans Mountain pipeline Published 3 months ago on 3 months ago By The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — British Columbia says the federal government needs to back off and stop interfering in an independent review process over the approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Environment Minister George Heyman said he is “very disturbed” that the federal government supports the creation of a standing panel to quickly settle conflicts over provincial and municipal permits. “The federal government should get its nose out of British Columbia’s business unless we’re … violating federal laws. We are not,” Heyman said in an interview Thursday. Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain proposal would triple the capacity of a pipeline between the Edmonton area and Metro Vancouver and boost tanker traffic through the Burrard Inlet about seven fold. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said he wrote to the National Energy Board about the delay in permits for the pipeline expansion to find a more efficient way of resolving conflicts. “We’re not interested in interfering with how the National Energy Board does its business,” Carr said Thursday after speaking to an energy forum hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Carr has written to the board endorsing the creation of a panel to address permit problems. Kinder Morgan (TSX:KML) has appealed to the board, arguing Burnaby in Metro Vancouver is wrongly withholding construction permits for its pipeline after it has been approved by the federal government. Heyman didn’t accept Carr’s explanation. “He can call it what he wants. He’s interfering. He’s intervening in British Columbia’s permitting jurisdiction, plain and simple,” he said. B.C. has approved 66 of about 1,200 permits that are required for the Trans Mountain project to proceed. Heyman said the remainder are waiting on additional environmental assessments and consultation with First Nations by Kinder Morgan. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, who also spoke at the energy forum, commended Carr for writing to the federal energy regulator. “We just can’t spend the next 10 years bickering over this,” she said. “We know that a trans-provincial pipeline like this … is a matter of national interest.” The pipeline proposal has prompted opposition from environmentalists, First Nations, and the British Columbia’s NDP government. More than 100 protesters gathered in the rain outside the hotel where the energy forum was held. Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada, said the debate over the pipeline is over and it’s time to build it, adding the $7.4-billion project has undergone the most rigorous environmental review process in the country’s history. “Now is the time to show Canadians and the world that we have had the healthy debate, that we have had a rigorous review, and we will get on to build the project,” he told the forum. His speech was interrupted by protester Will George, a member of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, who was ushered out of the conference room. Anderson said Burnaby, where the pipeline ends, is wrongly withholding construction permits for the project. “At the end of the day, they can’t prevent us from doing our work,” Anderson said. The city did not immediately respond to a request for comment but it has said it is acting in good faith. — Follow @gwomand on Twitter Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Related Topics: Up Next CREA wants parents to assist children with home purchase with their RRSPs Don't Miss ‘Historic agreement:’ Canada signs High Arctic commercial fishing ban The Canadian Press Local Business Canada’s first ‘Passivhaus’ dealership! Published 19 hours ago on 19 hours ago By scottsubaru The walls are going up for our new Subaru location here in Red Deer! We aren’t moving far but we are certainly moving up with Canada’s very first ‘Passivhaus‘ (Passive House) approach to a building. This style of architecture has a standard for having the most energy efficient buildings that diminish the ecological footprint, and allows for lower energy use. Scott Subaru is working closely with SIA, an automotive manufacturer that has achieved zero landfill status. Using an already positioned building, SIA has strategically dismantled it piece by piece to save all parts for reuse and donation; such as, furniture was given to Habitat for Humanity, wires and cables salvaged for donation, and windows saved for use in the new build. It will be the most energy efficient dealership in Canada that will require very little energy use for heating and cooling, as it is designed to stay cooler in summer and hold heat in winter. With the use of solar panels, rainwater, and landscaping that is engineered to keep the building in pristine condition, the new Scott Subaru will be on its way to leading the industries standard in environmental sustainability. We are so excited that this project is starting to show some bones and can’t wait to show you more progress as the weeks and months go by! Continue Reading Local Business Game-Changer for the Automotive Industry! Published 2 days ago on 2 days ago By KippScottGMC IT’S ARRIVED! We’re very pleased to announce the first of its kind in Red Deer, a sophisticated Service Drop-Off/Pick-up kiosk for AFTER HOURS. We are currently installing and testing it out and we will be opening it up to our customers very soon! We are going to be the first dealership group in the world to showcase this revolutionary technology. It will be a game-change in the automotive service industry. This amazing technology makes servicing your vehicle quicker and easier than ever before, and picking up your vehicle will no longer be restricted to dealership hours. When you arrive at our kiosk, you will be prompted to check in using your email address, (you can even book an appointment right there on the kiosk). After confirming the services your vehicle will receive, you will be prompted to drop your keys in one of our twelve secure lock-boxes. That’s it! In 3 minutes or less, you’re all done! When the work on your vehicle is completed, you’ll receive an SMS text and/or email notification, and within minutes, (with the built-in payment integration), you’ll be able to pay your bill and pick up your vehicle. Servicing your vehicle has never been easier! Our Express Service Drop-off/Pick-up Kiosk is the first of its kind in Red Deer, and it’s going to re-shape the way you interact with our service department. Follow us on Facebook to be notified when this Kiosk is open for use! http://www.facebook.com/kippscottgmc Continue Reading Search COMMUNITY CALENDARCurrent Month february, 2018 wed14feb - 4aprfeb 146:00 pmapr 4TRIPLE T -Act/Dance/SingYouth 6 Create Your Own Play!6:00 pm - (april 4) 7:45 pm Event DetailsAFTER SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMS Triple T= Act/Sing/Dance MAKE YOUR OWN PLAY! April 26, 2017 Wednesdays Till June 14,2017 July 3, 2017 more Event Details AFTER SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMS Triple T= Act/Sing/Dance MAKE YOUR OWN PLAY! 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