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Kinder Morgan to host public info session for Burnaby residents

About one-third of the Trans Mountain pipeline will traverse . The Canadian Press

Kinder Morgan is hosting a public information session Thursday night to explain to Burnaby residents what the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain project means for them.

During a press conference earlier on Thursday the energy infrastructure company said the section of the project between Langley and Burnaby is the most difficult.

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The company also said there is a five kilometre stretch from North Road to the Burnaby terminal that will cause some disruptions to locals.

Vice-president of operations Michael Davies said shovels haven’t hit the ground yet, but expects all of the deadlines to be met.

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Meanwhile, director of marine development Bikram Kanjilal said the project brings no new environmental risks – it just raises the probability of an oil spill.

The number of tankers navigating through Southern B.C. would increase six-fold.

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Premier John Horgan has criticized the project and the NDP has hired a former Supreme Court Justice to help them with a legal battle against the pipeline.

Kinder Morgan says it expects all of its construction plans to be on time, with TransMountain being in service by December 2019.

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