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Terrace council votes against Northern Gateway

One of the largest cities in northwestern British Columbia has officially joined the opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway project.

Councillors in Terrace voted 5-2 to oppose plans for construction of the $5.5-billion pipeline from the Edmonton-area to Kitimat, 60 kilometres south of Terrace, where a tanker port would be built to ship oil sands crude to Asia.

The Monday night vote ends years of fence-sitting by Terrace councillors, with one noting the pipeline and port are good for Ottawa and Alberta, but leave Terrace, Kitimat and the surrounding communities with few benefits and most of the risk.

Published February 16, 2012