Aurora LNG is donating materials salvaged from dilapidated buildings cleared at the proposed Digby Island site to the North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site near Prince Rupert Island.
The donated materials include items such as doors, windows and light fixtures that were removed from unusable buildings dating back to 1912. The buildings had become a safety hazard as their age and deterioration made them structurally unsound.
The North Pacific Cannery, located outside of Prince Rupert on the Skeena River, showcases the multicultural, industrial lifestyle of the west coast fishery. The donated materials will be used to maintain the exhibit, keeping the Cannery in the same state as it would have been in the 1900’s.
“When we heard about the Cannery restoration initiative, we felt this was a great opportunity for us to reuse some of the materials from these buildings in a unique and impactful way,” says Gordon Armstrong, HSE, Canadian Operations. “This aligns with our commitment to support and give back to the communities where we operate.”
In addition, local workers from the Cannery’s industrial trades training program have been able to take part and oversee the project, providing them with substantial experience in the field and exposure to Nexen’s strong safety culture onsite.