Topic: site c dam

West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations file court claim to stop Site C

Two First Nations in northeast B.C. have started legal action against the Site C dam, claiming its construction violates Treaty No. 8 of 1899.

Quesnel mayor worried Site C approval will lead to forestry downturn in 2018

Bob Simpson is worried the approval of Site C will have an immediate impact on forestry towns, as BC Hydro will have a reduced need for biomass from the lumber industry in order to meet energy needs in the province.

One of the biggest decisions in B.C. history is about to be made: the fate of the Site C dam

With a decision expected in days, people in northeast B.C. are waiting to finally hear the fate of the $8.8 billion megadam project whose roots go back to the 1950s.

Site C highway will destroy gravesite, sweat lodge say First Nations

The Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations say plans to realign a highway to make way for the Site C dam in northeastern B.C. will destroy important cultural sites in the region.

B.C. election could determine if ranchers get to keep home or lose it to highway

When the election results come in, Ken and Arlene Boon will find out if their home will be destroyed to make way for the Site C dam.

Site C ruling shows Canadian courts don't take reconciliation seriously, says law professor

UBC law professor Gordon Christie argues that if Canada took reconciliation seriously, the government and courts would put a higher priority on settling treaty disputes.

Site C dam project forces expropriation of B.C. family farm this spring

A farmer in northeast British Columbia is still hopeful that he'll get to stay in his home, despite an announcement by BC Hydro that the company plans to seize the property to make way for a controversial hydroelectric project.

Site C dam an 'outdated solution,' says ex-premier

B.C.'s former premier Mike Harcourt says the Site C dam project is an outdated method of generating energy.

Amnesty International calls for more police in Fort St. John, northeast B.C.

Amnesty International is calling on the RCMP to deploy more police officers to northeast B.C. in order to deal with problems caused by resource development, including violence against Indigenous women and girls.

First Nations chief insults premier and BC Hydro CEO over Site C

West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson has lashed out at Premier Christy Clark and BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald in Facebook post. The West Moberly are one of two First Nations fighting the Site C dam project in federal court.

N.W.T. Dene leaders call for halt to B.C.'s Site C dam construction

Dene leaders in the N.W.T. are calling for an immediate halt on construction of the Site C Dam in northern B.C., saying it violates treaty rights on their traditional homeland.

Site C worker lodge ready to house 1,600 employees in Fort St. John

A new $470-million lodge to house workers for the Site C dam project has been completed.

Site C dam on time and on budget, says Ernst and Young

Alberta's loss is British Columbia's gain as fears of labour shortages for the construction of the massive Site C dam evaporate amid a slump in the oil and gas industry, says a new report released Tuesday.

Justin Trudeau accused of 'bulldozing Aboriginal rights' with Site C

The federal NDP is questioning Justin Trudeau's commitment to having a 'nation-to-nation' relationship with Indigenous people, claiming the Liberal party continues to dodge questions about the Site C dam project near Fort St John.

Manitoba Liberal MP breaks ranks with government on B.C.'s Site C dam

Winnipeg Centre MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette is breaking ranks with his Liberal colleagues on B.C.'s controversial Site C project, saying he is not convinced that two First Nations were properly consulted about the multibillion-dollar hydroelectric project.

Let's go to the dam pub: Site C wants in-camp watering hole

Site C looks to grab a liquor licence for a new in-camp pub that would only be accessible to workers and guests.

BC Hydro rejects accusations of air monitoring violations

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency warned BC Hydro was not collecting air quality data, and could be fined. BC Hydro is denying that accusation, and says it reports air quality data to the B.C. government.

BC Hydro seeks injunction against Site C dam project protesters

BC Hydro is seeking an injunction against protesters at its Site C dam project, claiming they have been preventing contractors from completing their work on the south bank of the Peace River since Jan. 4.

Site C dam protest joined by David Suzuki

Environmental campaigner David Suzuki is throwing his support behind First Nations protesting the construction of the $9-billion Site C dam in northeastern B.C.

First Nations land occupation aims to stop Site C

A small number of Indigenous protesters are trying to halt Site C by occupying land near the mega dam construction site. Construction on the $9 billion dollar dam project has been underway for four months near Fort St John.

BC Hydro set to sign Site C dam construction contract worth $1.5B

Fort St. John-based company is one in a consortium of contractors chosen as a preferred partner for the construction of the Site C dam.

Site C job fairs postponed after man shot outside Dawson Creek meeting

Site C job fairs planned for Tumbler Ridge, Fort St. John and Chetwynd later this month are postponed, as BC Hydro re-evaluates its "policies and procedures for public meetings."

B.C. Hydro Site C protest in Vancouver cancelled due to concerns about violence

Organizers have cancelled a protest in Vancouver against the Site C dam because of concerns about violence, after a man was shot by RCMP at an open house for the project last week in Northeastern B.C.
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Activist group Anonymous vows to avenge Dawson Creek shooting

A police-involved shooting in Dawson Creek has sparked a backlash on Twitter from the international activist group Anonymous.
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Dawson Creek police shoot man who refused to throw away weapon, witness claims

The masked man who was shot and killed by police officers in Dawson Creek, B.C. refused to throw away his knife even as he lay bleeding from his wound, says a witness.

Site C construction project for $9-billion dam approved by B.C. government

The British Columbia government has granted approval for the first phase of construction to start on the massive Site C dam, despite lawsuits pending against the project.

Site C dam: B.C. has right to approve project, court told

The B.C. government says it had full authority to approve the proposed Site C dam, countering claims from ranchers and farmers in the area that the consent broke the law.

Site C dam: landowners challenge government in B.C. Supreme Court

The Peace Valley Landowner Association is in B.C. Supreme Court attempting to derail the B.C. government's $8.8-billion Site C dam.

Site C dam unions won't be blocked by BC Hydro, says Christy Clark

B.C. Premier Christy Clark says BC Hydro "went too far" with plans to prevent unions from organizing on the Site C dam project.
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Could B.C.'s Site C dam's 'clean' power actually fuel dirty energy?

The CBC's Calyn Shaw examines where the energy produced by the $8.8-billion dam might go - and whether it will be powering the oilsands in Alberta.

Site C dam: How we got here and what you need to know

The Site C hydroelectric dam is the third of four major dams initially proposed in the mid-1950s for the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C.

Site C dam approved by B.C. government

B.C. has approved the $8.8 billion Site C dam — a massive hydroelectric project that would flood a large area of the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C.