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Site C Employment numbers continues to increase in March

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has released the latest Site C Dam Project employment numbers for the month of March 2019. The number of people working on the Site C Dam Project increased from 3,494 in February to 3,674 in March. The total number of workers from B.C. was 2,894 which is 79 percent of the workers. Construction and non-construction...

Regular overnight traffic delays expected on Old Fort Road as equipment is moved to Site C Dam

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Over the past week, B.C. Hydro has begun transporting large penstock segments from a manufacturing facility in Fort St. John to the Site C Dam site. According to B.C. Hydro, due to the size of the penstocks, there will be minor traffic delays along Old Fort Road as the equipment is moved on oversized trucks. Hydro...

Site C Employment numbers sees increase in February

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has released the latest Site C Dam Project employment numbers for the month of February 2019. The number of people working on the Site C Dam Project increased from 3,186 in January to 3,494 in February. The total number of workers from B.C. was 2,185 which is 77 percent of the workers. Construction and non-construction...

Site C Project partners with Northern Lights College for essential skills and carpentry skills program

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro's Site C Project has partnered with Northern Lights College for an essential skills and carpentry skills program. According to B.C. Hydro, the program will be 14 days of hands-on experience that teaches students essential skills and carpentry skills to help them prepare for job opportunities with B.C. Hydro and Site C contractors. In order...

Controlled burning to continue this week for Site C Project

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro says controlled burning will continue to take place this week as part of the ongoing work for the Site C Project. According to Hydro, due to appropriate venting conditions, they will continue burning debris this week in the following areas: North bank of Peace River near Cache Creek Moberly River drainage area Transmission...

Logging trucks to start operating overnight near the Site C Dam

CORRECTION - Trucks will only be operating from 10pm to 10am. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Trucks will be running overnight on the Cache Creek Road, Old Hope Road and near the Site C dam. Starting on Monday, March 11, 2019, logging trucks will run in those areas until early April. Hydro says it will be an average of one or...

BC Hydro starting to install towers for Site C Project

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has started to install hydro towers, last week, as part of the ongoing work for the Site C Project. According to Hydro, a total of 405 towers will be installed to support two new 500-kilovolt transmission lines running west from the Site C Dam on an existing transmission right-of-way to the south of...

Province, Hydro and Local First Nations agree to discussion to resolve Site C litigation

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Provincial Government, B.C. Hydro, West Moberly First Nation and Prophet River First Nation have entered confidential discussions to resolve litigation issues around the Site C Dam. In a press release late Tuesday, the Province said "The parties will continue trial preparations as discussions proceed on alternatives to litigation. The parties appeared in court on...

Site C to start construction of five-kilometre-long conveyor belt

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro is announcing that starting this week, construction activities will begin on the installation of a five-kilometre-long conveyor belt system that will be used to transport materials from the 85 Avenue Industrial Lands to the Site C construction site. According to Hydro, the conveyor belt system will run adjacent to Shaman Industrial Way, cross under Old...

UN committee warns Canada in letter that Site C dam may break deals

A United Nations committee has warned Canada that continued construction of the Site C hydro dam in northeastern British Columbia may violate international agreements. The UN's Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says Canada may have already violated an agreement it signed 50 years ago. That agreement commits Canada to prevent development on Indigenous land without adequate consultation. Canada has...

Work to begin along Highway 29 and Cache Creek as part of the Site C Project

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has announced that work will start along Highway 29 at Halfway River to prepare for the realignment of a four-kilometre segment of the highway as part of the Site C Project. B.C. Hydro says work will include setting up equipment, removing vegetation, archaeological work and burning. The work will begin late January and will be managed...

Clearing and debris management underway at Site C Project areas

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has announced that clearing and debris management is underway in various Site C project areas. B.C. Hydro says good quality wood will be sent to local mills, while the debris will either be mulched, chipped, or burned on site. "Merchantable trees of sufficient size, quality and volume that are suitable for harvest will be...

Site C Employment numbers drop in November

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The number of people working on the Site C Dam project decreased from 3,681 in October to 3,463 in November. The number of contractors on site sits at 2,845. The number of engineers and project team members sat at 618. The number of Peace River Regional District resident contractors employed at Site C decreased to 660 or...

BC Hydro announces shortlist for Site C balance of plant contract

VANCOUVER, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has announced that three proponent teams have been shortlisted for Site C's balance of plant contract. According to B.C. Hydro, the scope of the contract includes the electrical, mechanical, and various civil and structural work required to complete the construction of the generating station and spillway, along with other related facilities. The competitive selection process began...

Site C Employment numbers drop in October

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The number of people working on the Site C Dam project dropped in October from the projects peak of 3,746 in September. The size of the workforce sat at 3,681 in October.  The number of contractors on site sits at 3,085. The number of engineers and project team members sat at 596. Of the over 2,085 contractors at...

BC Hydro to start preparations for eastern reservoir clearing at Site C Project

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro will start preparations for the eastern reservoir clearing as part of the Site C Project. Preparations for the clearing of the eastern reservoir is scheduled to start in early December. To improve safety, three pullouts will be added to a 1.5-kilometre section of Old Hope Road at the south end, closest to the future reservoir...

Foundation structure for Site C hydroelectric project in B.C. completed

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The foundation for Site C hydroelectric project has been completed. Acciona says the 70-metre high foundation structure is solid enough to support the 1,100-megawatt power plant and spillways. The company leading the construction for contractor Peace River Hydro Partners says a permanent network of roads, a temporary access bridge, drainage and debris handling facilities to and...

West Moberly First Nation will continue to fight Site C

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nation says they will proceed to trial over the Site C dam. A court injunction to stop work at the Site C Dam was dismissed Wednesday by B.C. Supreme Court. In the decision released by Justice Warren Milman, the Judge said the injunction would cause more harm...
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