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Hydro power in the north?

From rushing rivers deep in Canada's wilderness comes the electricity that keeps our cities humming. As a renewable, emissions-free source of energy, hydroelectricity is "green," but flooding from hydroelectric dams has sometimes devastated traditional aboriginal livelihoods. Ranging from a single tidal turbine to Niagara Falls to a dam carved from a mountain, Canada's hydro projects provide 60 per cent of this country's power.

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Government in the Northwest Territories eyes the Mackenzie River as a potential source of hydroelectricity.


Medium: Television
Program: Northbeat
Broadcast Date: June 13, 2001
Guest(s): Jerome Babyn, Steve Kakfwi, Mike McLeod
Reporter: Lee Selleck
Duration: 2:25

Last updated: March 30, 2012

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