Media Release - Fort St. John celebrates LNG Canada Final Investment Decision

Fort St. John, BC – The City of Fort St. John is joining communities, cities, and regions across British Columbia in welcoming a positive investment decision from LNG Canada. This project, with a 40-year export license, will provide meaningful employment for thousands of individuals across the province while reducing our global GHG emissions. 

Over the last number of years, the City of Fort St. John has been preparing for large-scale projects like LNG Canada by working with industry members and the Resource Municipalities Coalition to build communities that support businesses and families while investing in supporting infrastructure for the expected growth. We have worked hard on ensuring consistent funding, from all levels of government, in education, healthcare, and public safety to meet the needs of our community.  Recently, in partnership with many local organizations, the City of Fort St. John released a collaborative set of resources to assist in the recruitment of professionals to our region. 

“This is a game changer for our region, the Province of British Columbia, and our Nation.  It will create substantial growth and investment in our future. The long-term sustainability of our region is dependent on the economic success of natural gas exploration and production and this investment decision will allow the opportunity to further expand and diversify our services and industries for our future,” stated Mayor Lori Ackerman.