A Campbellville, Georgetown, resident was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he was charged for cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking.Andrew Jordon, 53, of Lot 15 Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, denied the allegations made out against him which stated that on September, 15, 2018, he had 100 grams of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.According to facts presented to the court by State Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford, on the day in question, ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, acting on an intelligence led operation, went to the contractor’s home and conducted a search which led to them unearthing the said amount of illegal drugs which were found in his refrigerator.Jordon’s Attorney Stanley Moore in a bail application requested that his client be granted bail in a reasonable sum. However, he was refused bail and will make his next court appearance on October 8.
The Mackenzie Gas Project is set to move ahead after the National Energy Board approved its construction and operation.The announcement was made Thursday. The $16 billion project would consist of a 1,198 kilometre long pipeline running from the Beaufort Sea to northwestern Alta. There will also be a 457 km natural gas pipeline running between Inuvik, NWT and an existing pipeline at Norman Wells, NWT, as well as similar facilities.The pipeline is expected to carry approximately 34.3 million cubic metres of natural gas every day. That amount would be enough to supply two-thirds of the six million Canadian households that use natural gas.- Advertisement -However, the independent federal agency has attached 264 conditions to the project’s approval that must be met by the pipeline’s operators.The project was first proposed by a consortium made up of Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited, the Mackenzie Valley Aboriginal Pipeline Limited Partnership, Imperial Oil Resources Limited, ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Limited, Shell Canada Limited and ExxonMobil Canada Properties.If the project is eventually built, the proponents would still be required to obtain permits and authorizations from other government agencies.Advertisement