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Northern Gateway Pipeline hearings in Kelowna

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The Joint Review Panel for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project holds hearings in Kelowna(Courtesy CBC)

Some 30 presenters were allowed to speak to the National Energy Board's joint review panel  in Kelowna, but the general public was kept out because of security concerns on Monday.

One day of hearings was held in the city into Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project that would move Alberta oil to B.C.'s north coast at Kitimat.

Originally, the public was welcome, but last Friday the panel decided the hearings would be closed with presenters will allowed in and the public listening to an audio feed in another location.

First we heard from Kristen Higgins, the Communications Officer for the National Energy Board and then from one of the presenters, Sheila Polito.

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