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It could be months before the Lower Nicola Indian Band officially signs a mutual benefit agreement with Kinder Morgan for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

"Our council is in discussions still with both the government and Kinder Morgan."

Chief Aaron Sam says they want to make sure all issues that still exist are ironed-out.

"Discussions are still ongoing regarding employment, contracts, and the environmental impact."

Back on Feb 23rd, LNIB members voted 111 to 75 to accept the proposed MBA from Kinder Morgan.

None of the five area First Nations bands have signed an agreement, with both the Upper Nicola Band and Coldwater Indian Band filing federal challenges against the $7.4-billion project.

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