Morning Headlines: May 16, 2018

The Wednesday news conference was the first detailed update from the Federal government about the pipeline. (Twitter/@Bill_Morneau)

Federal Government prepared to compensate Kinder Morgan for project delays

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday that his government is willing to stand behind the Trans Mountain expansion project if  Kinder Morgan decides to bail.

Morneau explained how the Liberal government wants to ensure that investors have the certainty they need to complete this pipeline.

He says if Kinder Morgan decides to leave the project, the government would reimburse any other investor that would like to take on the project as long as the support is “sound and beneficial for Canadians.”

The River Forecast Centre is projecting a rise 6.6 meters through Mission the next couple days. (Twitter/ @RDKB_Emergency)

 

Evacuation orders for the Lower Mainland because of possible flooding

Evacuation orders are already in place for parts of the Lower Mainland due to spring runoffs.

Barnston Island is the latest to be under an evacuation alert. Fraser Valley not far behind because of it’s rising flood waters. Access to the island is currently restricted to those living in that area.

Meanwhile, an evacuation alert has been issued by the Township of Langley for unprotected flood plain areas; including Northwest Langley and Glen Valley.

Stay tuned for more updates as we follow this flood.

Chevron station near Hwy 1 and 232nd St in Langley. ( Spectrum News)

Langley gas station shooting leaves one man dead

One man has been pronounced dead after a shooting at a Chevron gas station in Langley.

There appears to be bullet holes in the windshield of a black SUV at the scene.

Langley RCMP say there is no reason to believe that this act was random. The RCMP haven’t yet explained why or who the victim is, but IHIT has been called to the scene.