LNG Canada has said that it will donate $500,000 to support Kitimat and Terrace communities in British Columbia during the coronavirus pandemic.

Half of the funds will be committed to support Northern Health for the procurement and deployment of equipment and other services to support healthcare response for the communities’ resident as well as nearby Indigenous communities.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is putting tremendous stress on our communities and we’re hoping our contribution today will assist in collective efforts to protect people through prevention and care,” said Peter Zebedee, CEO of LNG Canada.

LNG Canada is also participating in the District of Kitimat-led COVID-10 emergency response committee and assessing the needs of its community partners in the region to understand how LNG Canada can help recovery efforts.

“We understand the potential role our project will play in driving economic recovery once COVID-19 is behind us,” Zebedee continues.

“Working closely with First Nations, local communities and a talents British Columbian and Canadian workforce, we know together we’ll rise to the occasion and meet these challenges head on.”