Monday, February 21, 2011

Hwy #37 News

First Item:
Announcing New Co-Chair for the Northwest Powerline Coalition
Terrace, BC - Gordon Loverin, founder and current President of the Tahltan Business Council and owner of T'Senaglobe Media Inc., has agreed to assume the position of Co-Chair of the Northwest Powerline Coalition alongside Mayor Dave Pernarowski of Terrace.

"My desire to act as Co-Chair is to help build northern BC by encouraging new opportunities that may arise in extending the transmission grid into this resource rich region of the province", stated Mr. Loverin. "The northwest transmission line will also open up opportunities for Yukon and Alaska; I believe these partnerships will benefit northwestern BC, strengthening the region's economy as well as helping to boost the econominy of Yukon and Alaska. There is a desire to create cooperation among First Nations to the benefit all peoples of the north and I am excited to be a part of that discussion."

Gordon Loverin has been an active member of the Coalition and recently produced the video, Energizing Northern BC's Economy. This video highlights the northwest transmission line project and can be found on the Coalition website at

"I'm looking forward to working with Mr. Loverin in his new role as Co-Chair of our Coalition," said Dave Pernarowski. "The electrification of Highway 37 is a critical infrastructure development that will spur industry and green energy projects, allowing us to diversify and stabilize the regional economy and bring much needed employment to our communities and I know that Mr. Loverin has a passion to help make this happen."

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About the Highway 37 Power Line Coalition
The coalition represents communities, the Northern Development Initiative Trust, non-profit organizations, mineral exploration and mining companies, independent power producers, joint venture First Nations companies and individuals committed to the construction of a high voltage transmission line from Terrace to Dease Lake, British Columbia, and perhaps beyond. The coalition is committed to sustainable economic development in Northwestern British Columbia and believes electrical infrastructure is the key to the future of British Columbia's Northwest.

Contact information:

Dave Pernarowski
Northwest Powerline Coalition
Tel: 250 615-9576
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Message sent on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 3:29:31 PM Pacific Time
Item #2

George Abbott has come out in the leadership debate in favour of higher BC Hydro rates to ensure there is the money to build the needed infrastructure, which includes the NTL.

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