Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Northern Gateway Executive Janet Holder Remembered as Passionate Advocate

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Northern Gateway Executive Janet Holder Remembered as Passionate Advocate

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Northern Gateway executive Janet Holder mourned

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Janet Holder, the woman who spearheaded the Northern Gateway pipeline in British Columbia, has died following a long battle with leukemia. She was 58.

"Janet will be dearly missed by everyone at Enbridge," said Al Monaco, president of the Calgary-based company behind the project.

"In addition to Janet's many personal and professional achievements, she exemplified our values of integrity and respect. She had a passion to serve and mentor others, and an amazing way of connecting with people."

Holder, who grew up in Prince George, returned to the city in 2011 when she was named Enbridge's vice-president for western access. She headed the team overseeing the project that would see Alberta crude flow to Kitimat, B.C., for shipment to Asia.

A year later, Enbridge (TSX:ENB) opened a new office in Prince George.

"We want to be part of the community," Holder said at the time about the controversial project often criticized over concerns about increased tanker traffic and potential oil spills off the B. …

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