By Christine Rumleskie
The Peace Valley Environment Association is pleased with City Council’s decision to conduct a socio economic Site-C impact and mitigation study.
The PVEA is a group of Peace Region residents, who are trying to nip Site-C in the bud. The locally based group wants to preserve the Peace Valley for future generations.
Spokesperson Sandra Hoffmann spoke out on Tuesday morning, following a council address by Senator Richard Neufeld on Monday. Hoffmann says the PVEA is welcoming Neufeld’s confirmation that Site-C is not a done deal, and that Fort St. John should investigate all of its options.
She says the PVEA hopes the study will also include the economic consequences from the construction of the two previous dams on the Peace River.
She mentions both dams generated a spike in jobs, which abruptly came to an end after the project’s completion. She says this led to a drop in population numbers, and low real estate values.
In the end, Hoffmann admits the best result would be the cancelation of Site-C, so that there would be no impacts on the Peace River.
For Senator Neufeld’s address to council on Monday night, Click Here.