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Controversial B.C. Dam Approved By Government

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has approved its most expensive mega project with the construction of an $8.8 billion dam on the Peace Rive...

Dam Construction Could Begin In 90 Days: BC Hydro

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's government has yet to announce a final decision on the Site C hydroelectric dam but BC Hydro has informed officials in ...

Proposed Massive B.C. Dam Granted Environmental Assessment Approval

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The proposed $7.9-billion Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River cleared major environmental hurdles Tuesday as the federal and Britis...

5 Reasons B.C. Should Say No To The Site C Dam

DeSmog Canada | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Does Site C make sense for the people of B.C.? There are five key reasons why it's not.

B.C. Union Leaders Urge Clark To Accept Binding Arbitration

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Biology teacher Marc Carmichael has gone on strike three times over his 20-year career in British Columbia's public-school system and he e...

Troubling Isn't The Word For It, Minister De Jong

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

If cabinet ministers had theme songs, B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong's would likely be "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," because when there's a misstep in government it's a safe bet he'll be troubled by it.

B.C. Regulator Should Review Site C: Mayor

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - With a provincial decision on BC Hydro's proposed Site C hydroelectric dam expected in September, the mayor of Hudson's Hope appealed to t...

Who Thinks Metro Vancouver's Incinerator Is Still A Good Idea?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kevin Grandia

Metro Vancouver's plan to control the flow of recycling in the Lower Mainland and construct a $520 million garbage incinerator is taking hits from all angles and really begs the question: "Who actually thinks this is still a good idea?"

Site C Dam Not The Answer For This Or Next Generation

Adam Olsen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

If the B.C. Liberals move forward with Site C they are locking British Columbians into huge, long-term debt while stifling innovation in energy production and transmission for another generation.

Fears of Cost Overruns, Flooding of Peace Valley Loom on Eve of Site C Dam Report

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Opponents of the proposed Site C dam are hoping a report from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency panel, to be released Thursday, will emphasize potential environmental damage from the massive dam and persuade the federal and provincial governments that the project should be scrapped.

What Is Site C's Future?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An $8-billion hydroelectric dam proposed by British Columbia's Crown utility would cause significant adverse effects on the environment an...

Metro Vancouver Garbage Plan Is Going To Burn All Of Us

Jordan Bateman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

The only way this incinerator doesn't become a boondoggle for Metro Vancouver taxpayers is if BC Hydro ratepayers drastically overpay to purchase the electricity the incinerator will create.

B.C.'s Budgetary Sleight Of Hand

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The funny thing about provincial budgets is that sometimes they tell you a lot more about a government's attitude than what the politicians might have intended when they first wrote the document.

The Brands B.C. Loves Best

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

High street retailer London Drugs has been named "B.C.'s Most Loved Brand", after BC Business magazine teamed up with pollsters Ipsos to find out whic...

Too Many Struggling To Get By In A 'Have' Province

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Halifax or Vancouver? Ask most folk which city boasts the higher median family income and chances are they'll say Vancouver. They couldn't be more wrong.

Site C Dam Is Unneeded Archaic Mega-Project

Liz Logan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Liz Logan

We question where the region's breaking point is. We question how much is too much. We want to be clear that we are not opposed to development opportunities, our region has been welcoming oil, gas and mining projects for nearly 60 years. We simply want developers and government, including organizations like BC Hydro to respect the rights and values of those who live here every day.

Site C Putting 6 Mammal Species At Risk: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A report to be presented at a public hearing on the Site C dam says the massive project on the Peace River in northeastern B.C. ...

Site C Could Survive Most Powerful Earthquake Ever?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - BC Hydro engineers have told the Joint Review Panel for the Site C project that the dam's design is robust and could withstand a...

DAMMED

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The province of Alberta is concerned that a multibillion-dollar hydroelectric dam proposed in northeastern British Columbia coul...

Why BC Hydro's Hands Are Tied

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Officially, it is called the "Site C Clean Energy Project," but the scale and impact of a massive dam proposed by the province's...

Site C Review Begins With First Nations Welcome

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Environmental review hearings into the massive Site C hydroelectric dam proposed by BC Hydro began Monday with a welcome to pane...

DAM OPPOSED

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - To Gwen Johansson, the most valuable thing about the Peace River that wends its way though northern British Columbia and Alberta...

B.C. Schools Sunk By Hydro Bills

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Energy Minister Bill Bennett has turned down a request from the British Columbia School Trustees Association for a special deal or exemptio...

Site C's Supporters, Opponents At The Ready

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Supporters of BC Hydro's Site C hydroelectric project appear to have torn a page from the environmental strategy book, signing u...

BC Hydro Bills Set To Soar

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Hydro rates in British Columbia are set to increase up to 40 per cent over the next decade, but Energy Minister Bill Bennett said residents...