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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Canada chips in for northwest power line

B.C. officials, miners praise federal government's investment of C$130 million in future economy in northern region of province

 

Last updated 9/27/2009 at Noon



The Canadian government has approved C$130 million in funding for construction of the Northwest Transmission Line in northern British Columbia, a power conduit that could eventually connect with Alaska.

The 335-kilometer transmission line will carry hydroelectricity to communities in the northwest region of the province, and provide a clean and reliable source of power, while enabling developm...



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