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Dispelling Some Myths About The Site C Dam Project

Blair King | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

British Columbia just finished a provincial election and one of the big issues was the Site C dam. During the election, a lot of myths were spread about the project. In this post, I'd like to dispel some of the most egregious of these myths.

Trudeau Broke His Promises But Don't Let Him Break Our Faith

Elizabeth May | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

Yes, I made excuses. Why am I so willing to give the benefit of the doubt? It is because I know how critical it is to keep hope alive. I do not want to feed the bad wolf. Citizen engagement and faith in the system are essential ingredients for our survival. We cannot risk feeding cynicism.

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.

B.C. Affordable Housing Plan Barely Passes For Band-Aid Solution

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be one of those folk that B.C. Housing Minister Rich Coleman believes has nothing better to do than get up and whine every day, but the B.C. government's affordable housing plan announced last week falls short. Sorry, someone had to say it.

Why's The Private Sector Playing Taxpayers' Foreman In B.C.?

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

How did B.C. end up in the peculiar situation of having to rely on the private sector to oversee private sector construction companies working on public sector infrastructure projects, potentially signing off on billions of tax dollars in cost overruns along the way?

AFN Chief Says Contentious B.C. Dam Project Undermines Trudeau Promise

CP | Kristy Kirkup | Posted 09.10.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Why don’t they respect and follow their own constitution?"

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

Want A B.C. Government Appointment? Befriend The Liberals

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Another vacancy in a public boardroom and another B.C. Liberal party supporter ready and willing to fill it. News that Frank Carson -- a partner at Victoria law firm Cox, Taylor -- was appointed chair of B.C. Transit's board of directors last week was met with the expected cynicism.

The Figures Behind B.C. Hydro's Site C Dam

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The B.C. government has placed two bets over the Site C project: one that B.C. Hydro can keep construction costs to $8.8 billion, and, two, that it can find customers for the power. Left to cover the ante? Taxpayers.

Meet The Scandalous Companies Working For BC Hydro

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Left out of its December release -- announcing the awarding of the $1.75 billion contract -- was any mention of collusion and bid-rigging by Korean-based Samsung C&T; the ongoing investigation by a Spanish magistrate and anti-corruption prosecutors into "allegations of misappropriation of public funds, falsifying documents and money laundering" at Acciona; and liquidity issues at Petrowest.

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 Protesters Arrested

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Several others say they're also prepared for arrest.

Contract For Controversial Site C Dam Set At $1.75 Billion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The Crown corporation initially estimated the work would cost about $1.5 billion.

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.

First Nations Go To Court To Stop Site C Dam

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A lawyer told B.C. Supreme Court that a stop-work order should be issued to halt the first phase of the the project.

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

Masked Man Dies In RCMP Shooting At Site C Open House

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A witness saw a man flipping tables before being escorted outside.

Video Appears To Capture Aftermath Of Deadly B.C. RCMP Shooting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"The cops just ... shot this guy."

Massive B.C. Hydro Dam Project Approved To Start Construction

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The almost $9-billion project will generate about 10,000 jobs during construction.

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."

Site C Floods Will Wash Away 12,000 Years Of Human History

The Globe And Mail | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Archeologist Jonathan Driver was part of the team that uncovered, more than 30 years ago, what was at that time one of the rarest archeological finds ...

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 ...