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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...

Site C to move ahead

**Update - For more on this story, click here    Premier Gordon Campbell has given Site C the go ahead. At a press conference in Hudson's Hope, the Premier announced the project is expected to create 35,000 jobs and will come into service in 2020. We will have more on this shortly Below is the press release from the Province PROVINCE ANNOUNCES SITE C CLEAN...

MLA says Site C will power the oil and natural gas industry

By Dwight Ford Another Lower Mainland NDP-MLA has weighed in with his views on the Peace River Site-C dam project, putting it under the going-green microscope. Michael Sather is the MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission and he claims most of the new power that would be generated by Site C would be destined for the Fort Nelson area, where it would be...

Site C Phase two report to be submitted today – Update

Update:  There's still no word from BC hydro or the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum resources regarding Monday's deadline for the report on the second stage of Hydro’s Site C dam evaluation process. Energeticcity.ca has been trying to contact representatives from both parties, as the report was promised by December 21st at the latest.The report will determine if the...

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...

Local Election Candidates on Site C

Controversy over the proposed Site-C dam has been circulating for some time now.In February the Round Two Consultation summary was released. Over 900 residents took part in the process. The report showed many residents were concerned about the local impact.If the government chooses to proceed with stage three, in the consultation process, it will focus on environmental assessment and...

Farmer to protest Site C

A B-C grain farmer who drove his combine as far as Ottawa to draw attention to the plight of farmers will soon be setting off on his second protest trip to Victoria. Sixty-one-year-old Nick Parsons will leave for the provincial capital on his combine, dubbed Peace Valley Rose, on April 30th. This time, he's voicing his opposition to B-C Hydro's proposed...

More than 900 residents respond to Site C

The Site C Round Two Consultation summary shows over 900 residents participated in the report. BC Hydro spokesperson David Conway says the summary shows peoples main concern was the proposed dam's local impact. More than 300 suggestions for an alternative for Site C were submitted during the consultations. Mr. Conway says the suggestions will be sent...

Last Site C Open House – Nov 30th last to submit feedback

CUSP Protesters walked around Fort St. John Monday Night to show their opposition to the dam project - Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.caThe last of the open house public consultation sessions for stage two of the Site C dam project was held Monday night.With more than 50 people questioning environmental impacts, possible boat access and even asking about the benefits of nuclear...

Update – Well Site could burn for Several Weeks

It could be several weeks before the fire at a ConocoPhillips Well could be out.The fire broke out at 3:55am Tuesday at Well approximately 30km east of Chetwynd near Groundbirch.  The cause of the fire is still unknown at the this time, but Pat Defoe with Conoco Phillips says they have some ideas ConocoPhillips has made it clear that...

BC Green Party Comes out Against Site C

The Green Party in B-C has come out in opposition to the proposed Site C dam on the Peace River.Leader Jane Sterk says there's already been too much environmental damage to B-C's major river systems and there are greener alternatives for producing electricity.She says instead of costly mega-projects, B-C should consider increased conservation and small-scale projects like geothermal, wind,...

Globe and Mail Article on Site C Dam

The Globe and Mail Published an article this weekend on ths Site C Dam and the current consultation process. Here are the first two paragrahps...after that follow the link to read the entire story.When B.C. Hydro launched what will be a lengthy public consultation about Site C - a Peace River dam first considered more than 25 years ago...

Protests Continue over Site C

Photo: Site C Protestors gather outside the Uptown Grill - Garet Hindman/Energeticcity.caProtestors continued to voice their concerns with Site C and BC Hydro’s Consultations.Approximately 30 protestors walked around Fort St. John protesting the proposed dam. The protestors interrupted Monday’s round of Phase 2 Consultations at the Quality Inn. They even broke into song to show their disapproval for the...

MLA Richard Neufeld on Phase 2 of Site C

Following the start of Phase 2 Consultations on Site C, Richard Neufeld believes everyones voice is being heard.During the first day of Phase 2 Consultations on Site C, several protesters stormed the meeting demanded that their voice be heard. Minister of Energy and Mines Richard Neufeld says he encourages everyone to get involved in Site C Consultations....

Video from Site C Protest on Thursday

Video from the Site C Protest held Thursday outside of the North Peace Cultural Centre

Update: Site C protestors storm BC Hydro Meeting

Site C Protesters storm into a BC Hydro Public Consultation Meeting - Garet Hindman/Energeticcity.caRound 2 of BC Hydro's Site C consultations got off to a shaky start today as protestors opposing both the dam and the consultation process itself crashed the first of a series of stakeholder meetings held at the Cultural Centre. Even before protestors arrived, tension...

PVEA Frustrated with Site C Consultations

As BC Hydro prepares for its Stakeholder Meetings later today (Oct.2), Peace Valley Environmental Association members are calling the Site C consultation process a "sell job." The association, which opposes the Site C project, says that the concerns they expressed during the first round of consultations were largely unheeded by the Site C team. PVEA spokesperson...
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