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Re: “21 Steps Kitchen + Bar

Go the attic.

Posted by Patrick Smyth on 01/17/2014 at 5:35 PM

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Re: “Province considering day-use fees for Joffre Lakes park

link to bc gov is timing out

Posted by Paddy's World on 04/15/2019 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Lil'wat looks to break ground in Function, but where's the traffic study?

I got my FOI blocked too.

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Posted by Paddy's World on 04/03/2019 at 9:52 AM

Re: “'How can I help you?'

I dunno. Maybe my experiences this year have been different from others, but I have found that staff have been very cheerful and helpful. Now I have had the same issue as Max in that sometimes staff don't know their own products, but all in all, it's been pretty good. Except for no more pitchers of beer at Seppos!

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Posted by Paddy's World on 04/01/2019 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Trail builder proposes answer to Joffre overcrowding: more trails

"Induced Demand" - Same argument that building more roads will ease traffic, when in fact it creates more.

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Posted by Paddy's World on 03/11/2019 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Whistler Search and Rescue sees summer calls outpace winter for first time

Now, I don't think people even think about it, they just expect it. - generation selfie. LOL

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Posted by Paddy's World on 03/07/2019 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Close-your-doors campaign pounds the pavement

What about traffic reduction? the real emitter of GHG in Whistler?

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Posted by Paddy's World on 02/28/2019 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Huu-ay-aht First Nation says Steelhead LNG pulls out of Vancouver Island project

On Monday, Kuzemko told the newsroom that Steelhead appreciated the support of HFN, and a better co manager could not have been asked for.

He also stated that progress had been made to bring the project to fruition, with agreements in Asian markets, engagement along the pipeline corridor, and the development of LNG technology which worked well in British Columbia. Elements needed to get to engineering and design were moving forward.

However, the current political, regulatory, and geopolitical environment has created a mood of caution, among key industry participants and financial markets, and theyre requiring a higher level of certainty and de-risking, then we previously envisaged, said Kuzemko.

Its clear that the macro-business environment needs to improve in order for the pipeline to be de-risked, and build confidence in the investor community.

According to Kuzemko, the company is going to re-focus their efforts on getting First Nations and governments to partner on the project, and resolve the uncertainty over pipeline development in the province.

Asked if opposition along the projected pipeline route had been a factor, Kuzemko indicated that the major influence had been outside investment.

There was no local opposition that we felt was, obviously were very keen to understand, its a very early stage, people need to understand what were talking about, and reactions that we saw were really just people trying to understand, the vast majority of those reactions, we thought all those were fine, said Kuzemko.

What were looking at, though, to get support for such a large project, you need support from industry, LNG customers in Asia, and you need support from people willing to invest in LNG, and invest in the pipeline. Unfortunately, when those same guys making the investment decision have different investment opportunities in the USA, in Australia, in Russia, theyve got other opportunities and they look at those differently than they do Canada. They see that the US has a lot of political regulatory and geopolitical risk right now. Those are factors that are working against us.

As for whether or not the company had put one facility before the other, given the planning for the terminal announced first while the pipeline followed afterwards, Kuzemko stated that doing both at the same time was beneficial.

The reality is that the pipeline environment has gotten harder not easier, the last couple years, two or three years, so that has given us a challenge, said Kuzemko.

Weve had to refocus away from the work we do on the facility, to work on the pipeline, particularly the conversations we need to have with governments and First Nations to partner with industry on the pipeline.

He stated that if more First Nations and governments get enthusiastic about the project within the next 12 months, it may look more appealing to overseas investors.

The key to this is really First Nations and government, said Kuzemko.

I think if they can get the project and we have all the answers to those key industry participants, and financial players, then we believe well be able of attracting the capital we need to.

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Posted by Paddy's World on 02/19/2019 at 4:23 PM

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