by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 7, 2016 10:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Energy board OK’s its first 40-year natural-gas export licence for LNG Canada VANCOUVER – The board that regulates natural-gas exploration and production in Canada has approved its first 40-year export licence to a joint-venture company led by Shell.The National Energy Board permit will allow LNG Canada to export up to 1,494-billion cubic metres of liquefied natural gas from a terminal that will be located near the B.C. north-coast community of Kitimat.Until the National Energy Board Act was amended in June 2015, the maximum term length of an export permit was 25 years.The licence must still be approved by the prime minister and his cabinet.The announcement comes just days after the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission approved an LNG Canada facility permit, which outlines design, construction and operation requirements.Shell Canada Energy and affiliates of PetroChina, Korea Gas Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. are members of LNG Canada, which has not yet made a final investment decision on the project.“We have determined that the quantity of natural gas proposed to be exported by LNG Canada, for a term of 40 years, is surplus to Canadian needs,” says a letter published Thursday by the board.“The board is satisfied that the natural gas resource base in Canada, as well as North America overall, is large and can accommodate reasonably foreseeable Canadian demand, including the natural gas exports proposed in this application, and a plausible potential increase in demand.”The board says in its letter that the licence will expire Dec. 31, 2022 unless exports have begun.The project is one of 20 LNG proposals in B.C. Four have received environmental approval from the province, while two have been granted permission to proceed by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.The B.C. Liberal government has staked its political future on the LNG industry, with promises of 100,000 new jobs and $100 billion in revenue over 30 years.
A fox terrorised a village by attacking a schoolgirl and delivery driver before chewing off part of a man’s ear.The “aggressive” animal has been named John Lewis after going on a two-day rampage near Waitrose, the store’s supermarket partner, in the village of Storrington, West Sussex.Residents have told how the fox targeted people including a young girl, supermarket delivery driver, shoppers and several walkers. The victim with damage to his ear didn’t wish to be identified after attacked by a fox in Storrington, SussexCredit:David McHugh / Brighton Pictures The animal then attacked a 24-year-old man as he lay sleeping on a park bench close to the village pond, almost entirely severing his ear.The fox, which is thought to be suffering from toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease, is now undergoing health checks after being caught.The National Fox Welfare Society has named the animal John Lewis as the attacks happened near a branch of Waitrose, the partner supermarket of the department store.The incidents happened last week when residents spotted the fox wandering the streets of Storrington.The mother of the man bitten by the animal said her son had fallen asleep on the bench after he had been drinking. They tried to get the fox off him and the fox went for them. The fox had eaten most of his earmother of one of the fox’s victims The woman, who asked not to be named, said: “A couple of young lads heard my son screaming and saw the fox attacking him. They tried to get the fox off him and the fox went for them. The fox had eaten most of his ear.”The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment on his ear.But his mother said that the fox might have actually saved her son’s life because he had fallen asleep in sub-zero temperatures.Villagers had reported sightings of the animal around the supermarket, the library and the village memorial pond.Police, the RSPCA and Storrington and Sullington Parish Council were alerted after more reports were made of the fox attacking people in the village.The parish council called on the National Fox Welfare Society for help in tracking down the animal. And after a two-night hunt by volunteers, the animal was cornered and meekly climbed into a cage.”The fox just kept going for people all over the place,” said the woman who helped to finally catch the animal. “Eventually, he just walked into the cage and curled up. It was completely disorientated.”She said she thought the animal might be suffering from toxoplasmosis.”It couldn’t hunt for itself,” she said. “It wasn’t chasing people to attack, it was just desperate for food.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.