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Friday, November 9, 2018
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BC Hydro on recent PVEA Site-C study

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BC Hydro says it hasn’t got a chance to review the full report done by the Peace Valley Environmental Association.

The 65 page report conducted by the PVEA supports its opposition to the Peace River Site-C dam, calling the project, ‘not-so-green.’

Spokesperson David Conway says that Site C is considered clean and renewable.

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Produced by Chillborne Environmental, the report states as it is now, the river valley is worth more environmentally and socio-economically to the province than if it was flooded to produce more electricity.

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Former Fort St. John city councilor and NDP election candidate, Brian Churchill, helped produce the report. He says it contains information that hasn’t been brought forward, in about three decades.

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The report covers four main beneficial areas of the existing river valley, and they go to agricultural land, the wildlife corridor, archeological sites and climate change issues.

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Meantime, the Association and the West Moberly First Nations are again co-hosting the 4th annual Paddle for the Peace event on Saturday. T

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his year they’ll travel from Bear Flat downstream to the Old Fort community, a route that will take participants right through the proposed location of the Site-C dam.

To read a full copy of the report, visit www.itsourvalley.ca

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