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B.C. To Sign Massive Site C Dam Construction Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The contract is expected to create 1,500 jobs at its peak.

Thousands Lose Power As Heavy Winds Hit B.C.

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Victoria, Duncan, Abbotsford and Chilliwack were hit particularly hard.

Patronage Heaven, Keeping It In The Family

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Lip service to local autonomy.

Heavy Rain Now Follows Wicked Storm That Pounded B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The downpour could overwhelm debris-clogged drains, adding to the woes of the estimated 60,000 customers still waiting for power.

Dispelling Some Myths About British Columbia's Energy Picture

Blair King | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

Anyone who tells you that we don't need the new power from a project like the Site C dam doesn't understand British Columbia's energy picture.

Site C Dam 'Doesn't Make Sense' Says Former BC Hydro CEO

DeSmog Canada | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen says ratepayers will face a "devastating" increase in their electricity bills if the Site C dam is built

That's Some Power Outage Map, BC Hydro

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia


It's Time B.C. Liberal Government Showed Us All Those Rainy-Day Savings

Lizanne Foster | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

Saving is a simple concept in some sense. You do without now so that you can have something you need or want later. The incentive to save now is the later reward. But what is the reward that the B.C. Liberals have in store for us after "saving" taxpayers' money for the past 14 years?

5 Seriously Disturbing B.C. Political Donations

DeSmog Canada | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

The 2014 financial reports from B.C.'s political parties are out and my face hurts from all of the eyebrow raising.

Site C Panel Chair Claims 'Dereliction Of Duty' By B.C. Government

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Kevin Grandia

Panel chair Harry Swain says that the province went ahead and approved the construction of the Site C dam in haste at a time when, "there's a whole bunch of unanswered questions, some of which would be markedly advanced by waiting three or four years."

Premier Sides With Union On $8.8-Billion Site C Dam

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Not allowing unionized workers on the $8.8-billion project would have amounted to "chaos."

Beware BC Hydro Scam Calls: Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Business owners were told on the phone that unless they paid immediately their power would be cut off in less than an hour.

B.C. Budget 2015 Pushes Dream Of White Picket Fence Further Out Of Reach

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

But what's really killing off the economic hopes of most British Columbians is the incessant nickel-and-diming by a government that lacks the political will to set personal income tax rates at a level where the tax burden is shared fairly among everyone in B.C.

Controversial B.C. Dam Approved By Government

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2015 | 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 12.21.2014 | 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.