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B.C. Hydro unveils new Site C design as project goes for government approval

Video - B.C. Hydro has posted this video about the project.   B.C. Hydro has officially presented its Site C project descriptions to both the federal and provincial environmental assessment agencies as part of the third stage of its five-stage planning and evaluation process. Hydro officials say it is the first step to beginning a formal environmental assessment for the proposed dam...

Groups bring anti-Site C campaign south

  A site C opposition tour is making the rounds across southern B.C. over the next month, but will not be venturing to the Peace River region, where the proposed dam would be built, until September. There is already a high awareness of the issues surrounding Site C in the Peace, says Tria Donaldson, a Pacific Coast campaigner with the Wilderness...

Residents voice concerns at Site C meeting

  Photo: Area C Director Arthur Hadland raised his concerns about the proposed Site C dam at Wednesday evening's meeting./Kimberley Molina   Residents and politicians from around the Peace River area streamed into the Pomeroy Hotel Wednesday night to attend B.C. Hydro’s latest meeting in Fort St. John on the proposed Site C dam. Posters and boards lined the walls, providing information on...

Hydro Site C meeting Wednesday night

BC Hydro will hold the second of two Site-C Dam open house and information sessions this week, beginning at 7p.m., at the Pomeroy Hotel, Wednesday. The clean energy project is now in the Stage-3, environmental and regulatory review phase, which will include an independent environmental assessment and a similar two hour meeting was held last night in Hudson's Hope. They...

Site C seminar outlines potential hazards

Fort St. John area residents have been told of the possibility of erosion and a potential for landslides if the Site C dam is built. That’s the message from Andrew Watson, the lead project engineer for B.C. Hydro. Watson gave a presentation, Wednesday, on the potential hazards associated with the construction of the dam at the Quality Inn. Watson says one of...

Site C opposition declaration presented in legislature

  A group of 23 First Nations have finally had their declaration opposing the Site C project submitted into the B.C. Legislature. NDP energy critic John Horgan presented the declaration to the Legislature Wednesday. The document was signed in Fort St. John by representatives from 23 First Nations groups across B.C., Alberta and the Northwest Territories and was first taken to Victoria...

Site cleanup monitoring stepped up by OGC

  A report detailing the state of site restorations in the province has been released by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. The report outlines how sites are judged and monitored based on the information site operators provide about a site’s reclamation and restoration. According to the report, all sites have been required to obtain a Certificate of Restoration since 1974. ...

Campbell talks HST and Site C

Video:  Thanks to Motion Media, you can watch the entire interview with Premier Campbell.   In an Issues and Answers appearance this morning Premier Gordon Campbell gave detailed government answers to questions about two controversial issues. While his visit to Fort St. John is focussed on the official openings of the Northeast BC Energy Conference and the Enerplex, the conversation this morning...

Update – Over a thousand protest Site C in Victoria

Photo: Site C dam protestors started their trip to Victoria with a small rally in Fort St. John on Friday./Andrew Tylosky.  Update - Other media now state the crowd was more like 300 or 400.  The number provided to Energeticcity.ca came from event organizers. Over 1,000 people joined the convoy from Northeastern BC to protest the Site C dam in Victoria.   The...

Site C protestors voyage to Victoria

Photo: Site C dam protestors started their trip to Victoria with a small rally in Fort St. John./Andrew Tylosky. The protest against the Site C dam project is heading to Victoria. The ‘Paddle to the Premier’ began Friday in Fort St. John where various people spoke out against BC Hydro’s plans to construct a third dam and generating station along the...

First Nations Summit on Site C starts Thursday

A two day summit of First Nations Communities against Site C starts today. The leadership summit will take place here in Fort St. John, allowing those from affected communities to gather and draft a joint message to the Premier about their opposition towards the Site C Dam. Following the summit, First Nations, the Peace Valley Environmental Association and the Wilderness Committee...

BC Hydro spent $360,000 on Site C event

A Freedom of Information request by the The Globe and Mail is reporting that BC Hydro spent more than $360,000 to put on the splashy event at the WAC Bennett Dam this past April to announce the Site C project was moving forward to the third of the five stage consultation process. The event, held at the WAC Bennett Dam featured...

Site C protest moving to Victoria

  The fight against the Site C dam is heading to the Provincial Legislature. The ‘Paddle to the Premier’ will be taking place on Sep.19 with a paddle along the Gorge Waterway from the Selkirk Waterfront to Victoria’s inner harbour. The Wilderness Committee is working in conjunction with the Peace Valley Environmental Association and Treaty 8 to put on the event. The Paddle...

Other group speaks out against Site C

You can add, the McLeod Lake Indian Band to the growing list of officially declared opponents of the Peace River Site-C dam project. Chief Derek Orr says the dam, which would be located on the band's traditional territory, would wipe out prime hunting and gathering grounds. He says the band has already lost enough in that regard with the development of...

Hundreds attend the Paddle for the Peace protest against the Site C Dam

Hundreds of paddlers turned out to the 5th annual Paddle for the Peace on Saturday afternoon. The event has been running for the past several years as a campaign to raise awareness about the Site C dam proposal and takes paddlers through the area that will be flooded if the dam is constructed.    Photos from Paddle for the Peace

Further Site C concerns raised at committee

A presentation by Area “C” Director Arthur Hadland to the Committee of the Whole at the Fort St. John City Council meeting, Monday, brought up several questions regarding the Site C project along the Peace River. Hadland said he had several concerns in regards to environmental sustainability of the project, its cost, and the number of jobs that would actually...

District concerned about Site C roles

By Kimberley Molina   The proposed Site C project appears to have the Regional District members confused about their roles. At the Peace River Regional District meeting on Thursday, Director Arthur Hadland says that after a meeting with the government liaison committee, he did not believe there would be an objective analysis of the results from the consultation process. "I talked about...

Former Mayor speaks to possible changes with Site C

Photo:  Sid Parker presented the lessons Revelstoke learned during the construction of the Revelstoke Dam to a crowd of over 50 people - Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca By Adam Reaburn   Northern Lights College played host Wednesday night to a session called “Lessons from the Past: One Mayor’s Experience with the Revelstoke Canyon Dam.” Sid Parker the former Mayor of Revelstoke spoke about his...
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