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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...

Site C stop work injunction dismissed

VANCOUVER, B.C. - A court injunction to stop work at the Site C Dam has been dismissed. According to tweets from reporters in Vancouver, the injunction filed by West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations in January of this year has been dismissed. The two First Nations applied for seeking a complete stoppage to work on the dam, or for work...

Charlie Lake residents launch petition to get Site C reservoir logging trucks to change routes

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Over 100 residents in Charlie Lake have signed a petition asking BC Hydro to change the route that will be driven by trucks hauling logs from the future reservoir of the Site C dam. BC Hydro contractors began clearing the area that will be filled by the dam’s reservoir two years ago, with the clearing...

Statistics show August had the highest number of workers employed on Site C thus far

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The size of the workforce employed in building the Site C dam has reached yet another record high, exceeding 3,500 workers in August. According to statistics published by BC Hydro today, there were a total of 3,561 workers employed on Site C in August, up from 3,303 in July. The number of contractors on site sat...

BC Hydro says crews to begin Highway 29 realignment work near Bear Flats this month

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro says that motorists travelling along Highway 29 between Fort St. John and Hudson’s Hope are advised to expect possible delays as crews start realigning approximately four kilometres of Highway 29 in the western part of the Cache Creek/Bear Flat area. The highway realignment is being completed in tandem with the Site C dam and...

Petition to cancel Site C fails

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A petition that sought to ask the provincial government to cancel building the Site C dam has failed. The petition was filed by Ion Delsol Moruso and was given an approval in principle by Elections BC on May 3rd. The petition papers were issued to canvassers on July 3rd, who had 90 days to collect...

Hydro says there is no evidence at this time landslide is connected to Site C

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro says there is no evidence, at this time, that links Sunday's landslide to the construction of the Site C Dam. In series of tweets Sunday afternoon, Hydro said there is no evidence the slide near the Old Fort is connected to work taking place at the Site C Dam.  The slide caused part...

Audit finds boosters of Muskrat Falls megaproject ‘understated’ its costs

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. - An audit has found Newfoundland's Nalcor Energy may have overstated the potential value of its Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject and prematurely dismissed alternative electricity options for the province. Accountants from Grant Thornton testified Friday at the inquiry into cost overruns of the $12.7-billion Labrador dam, presenting a report on the provincial Crown corporation's early financial...

Inquiry into Muskrat Falls megaproject ‘boondoggle’ to begin in Labrador

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -  It has been called a ``boondoggle'', by the man in charge. The Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject, a massive dam and powerhouse harnessing the lower Churchill River near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador, is not even yet complete. But a public inquiry begins Monday on how its cost has already doubled to more than $12.7-billion, with the bill...

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