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National Energy Board to Make a Stop in Williams Lake

The National Energy Board will be holding an open house tonight, Wednesday June 27th in Williams Lake.

Communications officer Sarah Kiley says that staff from their Vancouver regional office will be in attendance.

“Part of it is establishing those relationships so when questions and things come up that local community members understand who they can call and how they can access our services,” says Kiley.

“The other piece is we want to understand a little bit more about where we need to do a better job at communicating.”

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The open house in Williams Lake is 1 of 8 that have been held this month throughout Northern and Central BC including 100 Mile House and Quesnel.

It will take take place at the Pioneer Complex from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

The National Energy Board regulates more than 72,000 km of pipeline in Northern British Columbia.

“We want to make sure that those pipelines are safe, that they’re operating efficiently, and that they don’t cause any harm to other communities or the local environment,” says Kiley adding that their two regional offices in Vancouver and Montreal were launched in the last couple of years.

“The National Energy Board is going through quite a period of modernization and change. So if it’s decided that we need more regional offices I think that’s something that we would certainly be willing to do.”

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