We’re more than a year into these unprecedented times, and Trans Mountain has adapted to connecting with our communities virtually. We continue to find creative ways to share information and answer questions from our stakeholders safely, both in-person and online.

Last week, we participated in the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Conference, the main forum for municipal policymaking for BC communities. Elected officials from along Trans Mountain’s pipeline and marine corridor attended this virtual conference to discuss and vote on common policy positions.

This year’s conference was held online, and the platforms allowed us to share information by participating in virtual networking sessions and hosting a virtual trade show booth where delegates could visit our page to view videos, photos and fact sheets. Trans Mountain’s approach has always been to ensure we continue building and nurturing our relationships with stakeholders by sharing Expansion Project information and updates, while addressing questions and concerns.

Virtual platform at UBCM

In addition to the formal UBCM program, our President and CEO, Ian Anderson, hosted a virtual breakfast with 23 of our local pipeline and marine corridor mayors, local government representatives and Chief Administrative Officers via Microsoft Teams. This year marked our 6th annual UBCM breakfast.

In place of our typical catered breakfast together, we have made a donation to the Red Cross British Columbia Fire Appeals fund through Trans Mountain’s Community Investment Program to help our communities through this unprecedented wildfire season. All donations to this fund will be matched by the BC Government.