Thirty six conditions have been attached to the federal government’s approval of TransCanada’s expansion of its Nova Gas Transmission Gathering System in northern Alberta.
The conditions were set out by the National Energy Board.
Five of the conditions concern protection and restoration of caribou habitat as the project would run through three boreal woodland caribou ranges.
The company expects the first part of the expansion to be ready for service next spring and the entire project to be completed by the second quarter of 2018.
Natural Resources Canada says it expects the $1.3 billion project to create up to 3,000 jobs during construction.