By Andru McCracken

The Regional District of Fraser Fort George has granted a Temporary Use Permit for a proposed camp that will house as many as 900 people just south of the community at the Valemount Industrial Park on Whiskeyfill Road, which adjoins some rural residential properties.

In a statement to the Goat, Trans Mountain said they aim to minimize disruption to neighbours and the community during construction.

At a public meeting Nov. 26th neighbours of the project expressed concerns over noise, pollution and traffic.

“[We have] developed plans covering a wide range of requirements, including environmental, that must be implemented before, during and after construction,” said a spokesperson for the company.

“Trans Mountain, its contractors and sub-contractors will carry out extensive mitigation measures and have developed plans to address potential community impacts such as air quality, noise, light, dust and traffic disruptions.”

The company said that they would adhere to all local bylaws and ensure they address concerns facilitating ongoing dialogue during construction and beyond.