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CRASH: Saturday collision sends two men to hospital A3 Wednesday, July 25, 2012 It’s getting into crunch time for senior men’s soccer A13 Newsline 250-564-0005 Early-Morning Blaze Just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, a fire was reported in a duplex in the 1400 block of McCullagh Avenue, near Carney Hill Elementary. Firefighters from three halls attended and had the blaze out in about two hours, then continued patrolling for hot spots. Six residents in the building evacuated safely. The investigation into the cause of the fire continues. Al la n W I S H A RT / F re e P re s s Province’s pipeline criteria draw quick flak Delynda pilon NDP leader Adrian Dix made it clear Friday that he feels the Liberals are acting on the controversy of running a pipeline through the province too little too late. Dix was in the city Friday afternoon when the subject of the Enbridge pipeline was raised. He said the environmental and economic impacts of the pipeline are not good for the province, and added the Liberals should have been ready to make a presentation before the joint review panel, instead of first postponing then missing the opportunity to do so altogether. “B.C. missed the deadline to provide evidence,” he said. Although the government recently released a heavy-oil policy paper that outlines five minimal requirements for heavy oil pipelines, Dix said it doesn’t change the fact the province should have presented before the panel. “That doesn’t change the Liberals negligence in this matter,” he said. He added that Enbridge promising to invest another $500 mil- lion to increase safety aspects of the project doesn’t change his position on it. “I appreciate that the company is doing that, but if the measures were available, why not add them in the first application? Investing in safety doesn’t change the fundamental issues,” he said. The requirements put into place by the government take into account environmental issues as well as economic benefits and are listed as follows according to a recent press release. “Successful completion of the environmental review process. In the case of Enbridge, that would mean a recommendation by the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel that the project proceed. World-leading marine oil spill response, prevention and recovery systems for B.C.’s coastline and ocean to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy oil pipelines and shipments. World-leading practices for land oil spill prevention, response and recovery systems to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy oil pipelines. Legal requirements regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights are addressed, and First Nations are provided with the opportunities, information and resources necessary to participate in and benefit from a heavy-oil project. British Columbia receives a fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits of a proposed heavy oil project that reflects the level, degree and nature of the risk borne by the province, the environment and taxpayers.” The requirements listed have also been rejected by the Green Party, who in a subsequent press release say they don’t support the Enbridge pipeline under any conditions. turn to PAGE A3

July 25, 2012 PG Free Press

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