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Wanted: Proposals For Construction Of Site C Dam

The RFQ includes the building of an earthfill dam, two diversion tunnels, and a concrete foundation for the generating station and spillways. "It is standard practice for major infrastructure projects to initiate procurements concurrent with environment and other regulatory processes" according to Communication Relations Manager Dave Conway. Contractors interested in carrying out the work will have until May 30th to put...

Site C September employment numbers show drop in workers

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The recently released Site C September numbers show a drop in employment from the previous month. In August, there were 1,816 workers. In September, there was 1,750. Construction and Environmental and NonConstruction Contractors had 1,345 workers with 1,035 workers primarily being from B.C. which is 77%. Engineers and Project Team saw 406 workers with 357 being primarily...

BC Hydro Ratepayers Association files for review of Site C Fisheries permit

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Hydro Ratepayers Association has filed for a Judicial Review of a fisheries permit issued for construction of the Site C dam. The permit was issued by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in late August, and according to the wording of the permit “authorizes BC Hydro to conduct specified works and activities likely to result...

Number of out-of-B.C. workers isn’t concrete: BC Hydro

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- The BC Building Trades Council has brought hiring for BC Hydro’s Site C project back into the spotlight when a freedom of information request revealed that only 65 per cent of workers on Site C in November were from B.C. Executive Director Tom Sigurdson stated in a press release send out on Wednesday that the...

NEBC Resource Coalition confirms Ministry’s consideration for Fair Share renewal

“The NEBC Resource Municipalities have been getting prepared for these negotiations since our inception,” states Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman. “We have economists working on economic projections for Site C, LNG, mining, forestry and agriculture so we can understand the future impact on infrastructure and services that this unprecedented economic growth will have on our municipalities." The Fair Share...

Turbines and generators contractor starts work on Site C

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Site C project reached another milestone today as it was announced that contractor that is fabricating the dam’s turbines and generators mobilized to the construction site. Voith Hydro Canada, which was awarded the $470-million contract in March 2016, will design, supply and install six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators and associated equipment for...

Province puts emphasis on local work for Site-C

BC Hydro has announced Peace River Hydro Partners has been selected as the preferred proponent for the largest single contract for the construction of the Site-C dam. Energy Minister Bill Bennett handled the formal announcement ceremonies yesterday in Burnaby, which included participation by Premier Christy Clark and Hydro President and CEO Jessica McDonald. However, when it came to announcing the contract...

Over 2,500 people employed in building Site C in May

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Hydro has released the employment statistics for the Site C project during the month of May, which show that there were over 2,500 working on the 1,100 megawatt dam in some capacity during that month. From April to May, the total number of people working on the dam increased by 310, to 2,522. The...

Hydro asking hunters to not shoot near linemen doing Site C work

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Hydro has issued an advisory asking members of the public, especially hunters, to be aware of work progressing on the Site C dam’s transmission line corridor. Hydro said that the planned work on the 75-kilometre corridor, which stretches from the Peace Canyon Dam to the construction site south of Fort St. John, is resuming...

First Nations allege Hydro not waiting for proper construction permits with Site C

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations have new grievances they’d like to get before the courts regarding what they view as BC Hydro’s, questionable Site C dam construction tactics. At issue is Hydro’s recent application for a permit to extricate aquatic wildlife from a specific location along the Peace River in order to...

ICBA execs in Fort St. John launching Site C poster campaign

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association launched a poster campaign in Fort St. John today to show public support for the Site C dam project. The ICBA’s president Chris Gardner and regional vice president Mike Davis came to Fort St. John today to launch the campaign, along with Northern Rep. Art Jarvis, and board members...

Site C Construction schedule for July 11-24

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro and its contractors continue to work on the Site C dam.  Below is a the full schedule for the next two weeks.  Construction activities are expected to include construction of the south bank cofferdam, geotechnical instruments will be install and excavation will continue on the north and south banks. See the full schedule...

Landowners not sure why BC Hydro continues drilling

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Ken and Arlene Boon are wondering if noise outside their home is even necessary with the source being BC Hydro. Arlene Boon posted a video on her Facebook page showing heavy work equipment outside their home. The Boon's have been dealing with BC Hydro when it comes to their land since BC Hydro is expropriating...

First Nations members not afraid to face arrest for protesting at historic site

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FORT CAMP, B.C. -- After the arrest of three others during protests against Site C, First Nations members say they aren't afraid of facing arrest to protest their traditional territory -- and will continue to camp out at the Rocky Mountain Fort. Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land say they will not permit BC Hydro to proceed with...

BC Hydro president: Peace River diversion delayed by one year, costing $610 million

VANCOUVER, B.C. — BC Hydro’s President and COO Chris O’Riley says that Hydro will miss the deadline to divert the Peace River by at least one year, causing an increase in the budget of the Site C dam by over $600 million. Thursday O’Riley issued a response to questions by the B.C. Utilities Commission that were raised by the Commission...

BC Hydro statistics show that over one third of Site C workers are local hires

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro released more statistics on the number and residence of those working on the Site C dam project. According to the numbers released today, there were a total of 1,416 construction and environmental contractors working on the dam in June 2016. Of those, 1,136, or 80 percent were from B.C. 651 out of the...

Former manager at Site C claims wrongful dismissal after raising safety concerns 

VANCOUVER, B.C. — A former manager overseeing excavations on the construction site of the Site C dam has filed a wrongful dismissal lawsuit claiming he was fired for raising concerns about worker safety. Kent Peyton is suing Peace River Hydro Partners, which is the Site C dam’s main civil works contractor, for wrongful dismissal. Petrowest Corporation is also named as...

Combine Driver starts journey to protest Site C

Grain Farmer, Nick Parsons began another protest Thursday as he began driving his combine from Dawson Creek to Hudson's Hope. At 61 years old, he's voicing his opposition to BC Hydro's proposed Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River, saying the project would lead to the loss of farmland.  He will travel from Dawson Creek to Chetwynd and then on...
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