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Imperial Metals Corp. says it has entered into a transmission development agreement with BC Hydro for the construction of an extension to the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL).

The 287 kV NTL, which is still under construction, will be extended in northwest British Columbia from Bob Quinn to Tatogga, a distance of approximately 93 km. The project will provide power to residents of Iskut and to the Red Chris Mine.

The expected in-service date for both the NTL extension and the NTL is May 31, 2014.

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