Andrew Nikiforuk

Campbell River’s writer-in-residence to discuss LNG

The Museum at Campbell River presents the last in a series of lectures by the 2014 Haig-Brown Writer in Residence

What could be more topical for B.C. right now than an examination of LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) practices and the extraction method of ‘fracking’?

The Museum at Campbell River is pleased to present the last in a series of lectures by the 2014 Haig-Brown Writer in Residence, Andrew Nikiforuk.

The lecture will be held on March 29, from 1-3 p.m.

The subject will be ‘ Fracking and the LNG Gold Rush.’

“The extreme nature of the resource, as well as the brute force technology (horizontal hydraulic fracturing) needed to extract it, will likely humble government plans and economic forecasts,” Nikiforuk says.

Nikiforuk will present an overview of the critical issues surround LNG and its implications for the citizens of British Columbia.

For more than two decades Andrew Nikiforuk has written about energy, economics and the West for a variety of Canadian publications.

Nikiforuk’s journalism has won seven National Magazine Awards since 1989 and top honours for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists.The cost for each lecture is $6.  To reserve a seat call the Museum at 250-287-3103.