Three days of National Energy Board hearings in Kamloops wrap up today.
The board listened to concerns about the route of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kamloops to Merritt.
During today’s proceedings, the lawyer for Kamloops area First Nations, Sarah Hansen says, the current route goes through a sacred area near Jacko Lake known as Pípsell.
“Its a cultural keystone place. A marker for the Secwepemc Nation. Its the source of their indigenous laws.”
N.E.B spokesman James Stevenson says, there are plenty of familiar concerns since the phase of the hearings began in Alberta.
“Some of the things you see are about trees and roads and blocking businesses.”
The bands says, 80 kilometres of the pipeline route is located in their traditional territory, including 11 that pass through Jacko Lake.
A final decision from the N.E.B about the routes thorough this region will be made in two to three months.