Site C Dam

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...


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...


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...

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...

What Harm Will Site C Do?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro has submitted a long list of species at risk that will be affected by its proposed Site C hydroelectric dam, after a joint federa...

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 ...

Site C Review Stalls

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - It could be some time before a joint review panel considering the proposed Site C Dam in northeastern B.C., makes a decision abo...

Another Push For Controversial B.C. Dam?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro expects a 40 per cent increase in energy demand in the province over the next 20 years, as the population expands and a nascent l...

B.C.'s Gas Plan Is a Pipe Dream

David Suzuki | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

B.C. appears to be pinning its economic hopes on natural gas -- much of it obtained by fracking. While the world should be turning from fossil fuels to cleaner energy and conservation, we're poised to dig ourselves deeper into the climate-altering carbon hole.

Is B.C. Dam Project A Damn Waste?

CP | Tyler Harbottle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Liberals have been using the liquefied natural gas industry to justify the construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam — an $8...

Alberta Aboriginals Oppose B.C. Energy Project

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta aboriginals are lining up against an energy project deemed crucial to the B.C. economy.At least six bands in the northern part of t...

Hydro Rate Shock Coming: NDP

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The NDP is warning British Columbians to brace for what he's calling rate shock on their electricity bills, but Energy Minister Rich Colema...

B.C. Dam To Flood Farmland, Wildlife Habitats

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Birds, bats, butterflies and fish are among the diverse range of wildlife species destined to suffer habitat destruction from BC Hydro's pr...

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...

Little-Known Pipeline Paves Way For Enbridge Under Radar Of British Columbians

Laila Yuile | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Laila Yuile

If there is one thing that can be said about all the attention directed to Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project, it is that it's provided ample distraction for other projects and issues to move along without getting the same ass-kicking Enbridge is. Take for example, the Pacific Trails Pipeline project ( also referred to as the KSL line). With minimal media coverage during the approval process, it has by and large flown completely under the radar of most British Columbians. That's a damn shame in my opinion, and I'm going to tell you why.