Site C

Proposed Massive B.C. Dam Granted Environmental Assessment Approval

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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 09.25.2014 | 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...

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...

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. ...

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...

Why BC Hydro's Hands Are Tied

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Officially, it is called the "Site C Clean Energy Project," but the scale and impact of a massive dam proposed by the province's...

Site C Review Begins With First Nations Welcome

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Environmental review hearings into the massive Site C hydroelectric dam proposed by BC Hydro began Monday with a welcome to pane...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Will Canada's Hydropower Boom Help Cool the Climate?

Will Braun | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada
Will Braun

Leaders in the Canadian hydropower industry believe North America can dam its way to a cooler climate, but some experts say that continual increases in energy supply -- whatever the source -- are not the optimal response to the climate crunch. The answer is not more energy, but much more efficient use of it.