Northwest Power Line Coalition Releases Online Video

March 26, 2010

Dease Lake — The Northwest Power Line Coalition today released a short video online to help educate and inform British Columbians about the possibilities and benefits of the construction of a transmission line up Highway 37 in British Columbia’s northwest.

“We have put together a short video to expose the opportunity the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) represents to British Columbians and our friends in neighbouring jurisdictions,” announced Coalition Co-Chair Janine North. “We think it’s an excellent tool to inform the public and we hope everyone who watches the video comes to the same conclusion.”

The ten minute video, created with First Nations expertise, is another tool the Coalition is using to get the word out about the significance of the $400 million transmission line which is to run from Terrace to Bob Quinn along Highway 37 in the province’s far northwest, an area of underdevelopment and high unemployment.

“Not everyone is aware of the importance of the power line and not everyone has time to delve into all the reports and documents,” added Coalition Co-Chair, Gitxsan Hereditary Chief Elmer Derrick. “This is a way for more people to come to know and understand why we believe this project is so important.”

The ten minute video, produced by T’senaglobe Media, can be found online at or on Youtube at It will also be presented at a number of public events in the months to come including the Yukon First Nations Resource Opportunities Conference this week, the Northern Development Initiative Trust board meeting on April 21, Minerals North in Prince George on April 23rd, the North Central Local Government Association Conference in Smithers the first week of May, and at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Conference in Vancouver in May.

The Northwest Power Line Coalition represents communities, First Nations, industry, associations, suppliers, businesses and individuals who support the construction of a transmission line along Highway 37 in British Columbia’s northwest.

For more information contact:

Janine North
Chief Executive Officer
Northern Development Initiative Trust and
Northwest Power Line Coalition
Telephone:  250-561-2525

Byng Giraud
General Secretary
Northwest Power Line Coalition
Telephone:  778-233-6449