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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...

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...

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