EnCana offers a cash reward of up to $500,000 to help solve Dawson Creek bombings

    CALGARY, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - EnCana Corporation is offering a cash reward of
up to $500,000 for information directly leading to the arrest and prosecution
of the individual or individuals responsible for the recent bombings at EnCana
facilities in the Tomslake area near Dawson Creek, British Columbia. The
reward, subject to the Terms and Conditions set out below, is intended to
encourage anyone with information to help the police solve these crimes, stop
any further attacks and help ensure the safety of the communities in and
around Dawson Creek.
    "We take the bombings of our facilities very seriously. The safety of our
workers and the people who live in the communities where we operate is of
paramount importance. That's why we are putting up this reward to help stop
these bombings and end the threat that they pose to people in the Dawson Creek
area," said Mike Graham, EnCana's Executive Vice-President & President,
Canadian Foothills Division.
    "Whoever is responsible for these bombings has to be stopped before
someone gets hurt. We hope this reward will encourage anyone who has knowledge
of those responsible for the bombings to come forward and help put an end to
these dangerous attacks that threaten the well-being of our staff, those who
work for us and the residents and communities in the Dawson Creek area,"
Graham said.
    Persons with information about these bombings who want to qualify for the
reward are encouraged to contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in one of
the following ways:

    -   Telephone to the RCMP toll-free at 1-866-994-7473
    -   Go online by visiting: www.dawsoncreekbombings.com
    -   Visit: www.encana.com and click on the RCMP icon which is a link to
        the RCMP website
    -   Visit your local detachment of the RCMP

    The RCMP are investigating four bombings that occurred during the past
three months, two at pipelines, one at a well head and the most recent one
discovered on January 4, 2009 at a metering shed on an EnCana well site south
of Dawson Creek.
    "It is fortunate that no one has been seriously hurt during the bombings
but if they continue, there is a serious risk of injuries or death," Graham
said. "We would never want to see that happen. We appeal to anyone with
information to share the details with police - for the safety of our

    Terms and Conditions of reward payment

    The obligation for EnCana Corporation ("EnCana") to pay the reward is
subject to the following conditions:

    1.  To qualify for the cash reward, the information and testimony
        provided must be determined to be of high quality, significantly
        advancing the investigation of the RCMP and integral to the criminal
        prosecution of an individual or individuals responsible for any or
        all of the bombings.

    2.  After consulting with the RCMP and the Crown Prosecutor assigned to
        the prosecution, EnCana will determine, in its sole discretion, the
        monetary value, if any, of any information and assistance provided to
        the investigation and the prosecution. EnCana's determination of the
        value of information shall be final, binding and not reviewable. The
        total of all reward payments will not exceed CAD $500,000.

    3.  EnCana reserves the right to reject a claim for payment of the reward
        to any individual or individuals providing information if there has
        been collusion or criminal involvement on their part in any of the

    4.  The following words and phrases have the following meanings:

           (a) "bombings" means all or any of the explosions which damaged
               EnCana's wells and facilities near Dawson Creek, B.C.

           (b) "cash reward" means an amount payable in accordance with the
               directions of the individual or individuals who provided the
               information and testimony fulfilling the terms and conditions
               described above.

    5.  The reward is not available to EnCana employees or EnCana contract
        staff or any member of their families or extended families.

    EnCana Corporation

    EnCana is a leading North American unconventional natural gas and
integrated oil company. By partnering with employees, community organizations
and other businesses, EnCana contributes to the strength and sustainability of
the communities where it operates. For more company information, go to

For further information:

For further information: EnCana Corporate Communications, Media contact:
Alan Boras, Manager, Media Relations, (403) 645-4747, Carol Howes, Advisor,
Media Relations, (403) 645-4799; Media contact, Dawson Creek: Brian Lieverse,
Community Relations Advisor, Dawson Creek, (780) 814-4017

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