Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project Revises Some Dates and Locations for Community Hearings

CALGARY, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Joint Review Panel (the Panel) conducting the review of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project has finalized more details for the community hearings.

This revised schedule includes dates and venues for previously announced locations and changes to dates and locations of other hearings. The schedule below outlines only those locations where details have been added or changed. All other community hearings previously announced remain the same.

The community hearings listed below are for the Panel to receive oral evidence from registered intervenors. This evidence is community information that cannot be written. The Panel will be hearing oral statements this spring. All participants registered to make 10-minute oral statements will be contacted to schedule their presentations.

Location Venue Date and Start Time
Edmonton, AB Wingate Inn Edmonton West Hotel
18220 - 100th Avenue East
24, 25, 26, 27 and 31 January 2012
Starting at 9:00 a.m.
CHANGE: no hearing on 30 January 2012
Prince Rupert, BC North Coast Meeting and Convention Centre
240 - 1st Avenue West
17 and 18 February 2012
Starting at 9:00 a.m.
CHANGE: No hearings on 16,  20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 February 2012
Hartley Bay, BC To be confirmed 2 and 3 March 2012
Starting at 11:00 a.m.
Kitkatla, BC Lach Klan School,
William Shaw Memorial Gymnasium
9 March 2012
Starting at 10:00 a.m.

12 March 2012
Starting at 1:00 p.m.

13, 14, 15 and 16 March 2012
Starting at 10:00 a.m.

19 March 2012
Starting at 1:00 p.m.
Comox, BC

CHANGE:  New location replacing Courtenay, BC
Comox Community Centre
1855 Noel Avenue
30 and 31 March 2012
2 and 3 April 2012
Starting at 9:00 a.m.
Klemtu, BC To be confirmed 11, 12 and13 April 2012
Starting at 9:30 a.m
Prince Rupert, BC To be confirmed 16 April 2012
Starting at 3:00 p.m.

17 April 2012
Starting at 9:00 a.m.

A complete list of all the community hearings can be found on the Panel's website at www.gatewaypanel.review.gc.ca.

About the Joint Review Panel

The Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is an independent body, mandated by the Minister of the Environment and the National Energy Board. The Panel will assess the environmental effects of the proposed project and review the application under both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the National Energy Board Act.

The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project involves the construction of two 1 170-kilometre pipelines running from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, British Columbia and the construction and operation of the Kitimat Marine Terminal.

This news release is available on the Panel's website (www.gatewaypanel.review.gc.ca) under What's New!

SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information:

Annie Roy
Manager, Communications
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-957-0396

Kristen Higgins
Communications Officer
National Energy Board
Tel.: 403-299-3122


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