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Old Fort Road chain-up area to be constructed

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - As part of the Site C Project, this weekend, B.C. Hydro will start building chain-up areas for vehicles entering and leaving the Site C Project. According to a statement, B.C. Hydro says the chain-up areas will be located on Old Fort Road just north of Gate B and aim to ensure that vehicles are prepared...

Employment numbers increase for Site C during month of June

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has released the latest Site C Dam Project employment numbers for the month of June 2019. The number of people working on the Site C Dam Project saw an increase from 4,385 in May to 4,634 in June. The total number of workers from B.C. was 2,870 which is 73 percent of the workers. Construction...

Site C sees highest employment numbers to date during the month of May

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has released the latest Site C Dam Project employment numbers for the month of May 2019. The number of people working on the Site C Dam Project increased from 3,775 in April to 4,385 in May. The total number of workers from B.C. was 2,722 which is 75 percent of the workers. Construction and non-construction...

BC Hydro making expansions to accommodate more workers at Site C camp

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - In order to accommodate more workers, B.C. Hydro is making expansions to its Site C Work Camp. According to B.C. Hydro Community Relations Manager, David Conway, they are expanding the worker accommodation camp by 150 rooms, with more than half of them already built as of last weekend. "We are expanding the worker accommodation camp by...

BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund Board to hold public meeting July 5

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The B.C. Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund Board is hosting a public meeting this Friday, July 5. The B.C. Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund is governed by a regional decision-making board, responsible for overseeing the management and disbursement of the fund. As part of the Site C Agricultural Mitigation and Compensation Plan, a $20 million fund has...

Site C Project’s Generate Opportunities Fund contributes $65,000 to nine local non-profit groups

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Through the Site C Project's Generate Opportunities Fund, B.C. Hydro is contributing $65,000 to support nine Peace Region non-profit groups. Award recipients for this funding provide community-enriching services in areas such as sports, literacy and social advocacy in support of youth, women, and families in the Peace Region. According to B.C. Hydro, since established in September...

B.C. Hydro completes drilling on first Site C diversion tunnel

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Construction at the Site C Dam project hit a major milestone on Saturday when the first diversion tunnel was completed. On Saturday B.C. Hydro reached a milestone when crews broke through and connected both sides of the first diversion tunnel.  The tunnels will be used to temporarily reroute the Peace River for construction of the...

BC Hydro starts tunnel lining process for Site C diversion tunnels

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has started the tunnel lining process this week on the first of two Site C diversion tunnels. According to B.C. Hydro Community Relations Manager, David Conway, this part of the work is the last step in the construction of the diversion tunnels prior to river diversion in the Fall of 2020. Conway says the...

UN says Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park not enough

OTTAWA, O.N. - The status of Canada's largest park as a World Heritage Site remains wobbly after a United Nations body expressed grave doubts about a federal plan to rescue it. ``Considerably more effort will be needed to reverse the negative trends at a time when climate change combined with upstream industrial developments and resource extraction are intensifying,'' says a...

Site C sees employment numbers increase for April

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has released the latest Site C Dam Project employment numbers for the month of April 2019. The number of people working on the Site C Dam Project increased from 3,674 in March to 3,775 in April. The total number of workers from B.C. was 2,305 which is 75 percent of the workers. Construction and non-construction...

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...

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