New co-chair for power line lobby

The Northwest Powerline Coalition has a new co-chair.

Tahltan Business Council president Gord Loverin joins Terrace mayor Dave Pernarowski in leading the coalition, the group of local and regional governments and businesses, which has lobbied the provincial and federal governments to extend the provincial electrical grid into the northwestern corner of BC.

The province last week announced it has given environmental approval for the Northwest Transmission Line which will run from Terrace up to Bob Quinn on Hwy37 North.

The line stops short of Dease Lake and other communities in the area but it is expected to lead to the development of several mines.

Loverin lives in Vancouver and the owner of T'senaglobe Media Inc. 

Loverin and Pernarowski take over from Janine North, the executive director of the Northern Development Initiative Trust, and Elmer Derrick, chief negotiator for the Gitxsan Treaty Society. North is also a BC Hydro director and Derrick is a former BC Hydro director.


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