Peace River

Site C Dam Project Forces 3rd-Generation Farmers From Their Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Ken and Arlene Boon must be out of their home by May 31.

Amnesty International Calls For Halt To Massive B.C. Hydro Project

CP | Dirk Meissner | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia

It called on the federal and provincial governments to immediately suspend or rescind all construction approvals and permits related to the project

Site C Dam Permits Were Quietly Issued During The Federal Election

DeSmog Canada | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Former prime minister Stephen Harper's government issued 14 permits for work on the $9-billion Site C dam during the writ period of the last election -- a move that was offside according to people familiar with the project and the workings of the federal government.

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

DeSmog Canada | Posted 08.14.2016 | 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

David Suzuki TO THE RESCUE!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Keep in mind the guy is nearly 80 years old."

Students In B.C. District To Pay $100 For School Bus Services Next Year

CBC | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Families in Peace River whose children ride the school bus may soon have to pay for the service under the B.C. government's changes to the funding for...

Ancient Dinosaur Highway Discovered In B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Some of the footprints are estimated to be between 115 million and 117 million years old.

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...

There Will Be No Peace if the Site C Dam Is Approved

David Suzuki | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

At an estimated $7.9 billion and growing, the proposed Site C Dam on the beautiful Peace River in northeastern B.C. has been criticized. If built, Site C would violate First Nations' rights under Treaty 8, rendering them irrelevant to the point of mockery. How long will Treaty 8 First Nations be able to sustain a vibrant, living culture when the dam devastates their land and communities?

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. Wildfire Quadruples In Size

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - A forest fire in northeastern B.C. has more than quadrupled in size in 24 hours and threatens to singe Alberta's boundary.Inform...

HUGE B.C. Wildfire Forces Workers To Evacuate Campsites

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - July 9, 2014: The fire grown to an estimated 3,100 hectares on Wednesday afternoon, according to a government update. High winds and hot and ...

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...

So, The Tarsands Were To Blame..

Mike Hudema | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

It makes you wonder how many other voices that complain about tar sands impacts are being ignored? Fort Chipewyan's calls for independent health inquiry, the cancer concerns in Fort Saskatchewan are just two, both recently echoed by the Edmonton Journal's editorial board; the fact that some doctors may not comfortable treating oil-symptom patients is another.

Tar Sands Communities Flee Homes to Escape Emissions, Panel Told

Mike Hudema | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

I can't imagine how it would feel after I've seen my cattle die, my daughter almost fall down the stairs because of chronic headaches and dizziness, and my family get sick to the point we had to leave our farm and move into our parents basement. And then to be told that it's not the constant tar sands emissions that are the problem, but my attitude to the oil and gas industry.

LOOK: SUV Vs. Moose

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Pictures released by Alberta RCMP of an SUV that collided with a moose, from which the driver walked away unscathed, can only be described as a Christ...

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...

Site C Hearings: Soon

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Public hearings into the massive Site C project proposed by BC Hydro will begin next month, after a joint federal-provincial review panel ...

Seeking Answers About Oil Smell

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

PEACE RIVER, Alta. - Landowners in Alberta's Peace River region will get a chance to tell the province's energy industry regulator what they want to s...

At These Libraries, Kids Take Out More Than Books | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Impact

If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents can sign out toys for their children for a couple of weeks at a time, then return them for others to use.

Landslide Sweeps Away Alberta Highway

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

PEACE RIVER, Alta. - A landslide has forced the closure of a highway outside of the Town of Peace River in northwest Alberta.The ground underneath Hig...

Environmental Threats Beyond Pipelines and Mega Quarrys

David Suzuki | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Although industrial projects like the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline or the recently defeated mega-quarry in Ontario typically grab the headlines and bring out public opposition, it's often the combined impacts of a range of human activities on the same land base that threaten to drive nature beyond critical tipping points.

Site C Cost Is Too Dam High: Advocate

CBC | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

An energy advocate in northeastern B.C. is raising red flags about the cost of the proposed Site C hydroelectric dam. Rick Koechl, of the...

Constitutional Chaos Threatens 'Amazon Of The North'

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2012 | Canada

Scientists call it the Amazon of the North and they fear the Mackenzie River Basin, an extensive watershed three times the size of France, is under th...