Site C Dam

Controversial B.C. Dam Approved By Government

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | 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 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...

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.

First Nations' Ultimatum: Pick Between Dam And LNG

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - With a decision imminent on the Site C hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia, area First Nations have delivered a message...

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...

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.

B.C. NDP Leader's Stance On Site C Dam

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. New Democratic Party Leader John Horgan is raising concerns about the proposed Site C hydroelectric dam, just days before an environm...

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...

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...

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...