Morning Headlines: October 2, 2018

Aiya Benaso / October 2, 2018

$40B LNG project approval for Northern BC

Primary investors of LNG Canada have given the go-ahead for a new massive liquified natural gas project in Northern BC. The $40 billion project calls for a new pipeline from Daswon Creek to a future processing plant on the Kitimat coast. The B.C. ministries of Finance and Energy have estimated the project would generate $22 billion in direct government revenue over the next 40 years.

“British Columbians want a future that brings opportunities for them and their kids in the communities they call home, while living up to our responsibilities to guarantee clean air, land and water for the generations that follow,” Premier Horgan said in a press release.

A rendering of the proposed liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C. shows the processing terminal in Kitimat. .
(LNG Canada / Flickr)

LNG Canada kitimat project

You will be able to buy alcohol a concession on English Bay, Vancouver
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Park Board tests alcohol sales on beaches next year

Vancouver Park Board has approved the proposed alcohol sales pilot program called “A Fresh Approach” at two Vancouver concessions. Beach goers can buy booze at English Bay and Kitsilano Beach next spring and summer.

In addition to trying out alcohol sales, concessions will continue to shift their focus on offering foods of fresh and current trends that are locally sourced, high quality, convenient and affordable.

Canadian woman wins Nobel Prize

Canadian scientist, Donna Stickland becomes third woman in physics to win a Nobel Prize. Strickland collaborated in the development of short and intense laser pulses that have broad industrial and medical applications, including laser eye surgery. She was awarded part of the $1.01 million U.S. prize, shared by her colleagues Arthur Ashkin of the United States and Gerard Mourou of France.

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