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The Site C dam clears a major hurdle; growing community through gardening

The Site C dam has cleared a major hurdle, as the West Moberly First Nations have reached a partial settlement with B.C. Hydro and the provincial and federal governments. We'll talk to West Moberly First Nations chief Roland Willson. And in our second half, making friends through gardening. We'll talk about the role gardens play in community.

Site C, B.C. Hydro slapped with environmental non-compliance order over potential acid rock drainage

Eight months after an inspection of the hydroelectric project, B.C. Hydro has been ordered to comply with conditions of its environmental certificate as they relate to acid rock drainage and heavy metal leaching.

COVID-19 outbreak at Site C dam project declared over

Ninety-two workers at the Site C hydroelectric dam construction site in northeast B.C. contracted COVID-19 during the outbreak.

COVID-19 outbreak at Site C project declared over after nearly 2 months

An outbreak of COVID-19 at the Site C hydroelectric dam project in northern B.C. has officially been declared over, nearly two months after it was announced.

13 active COVID-19 cases now confirmed at Site C project

COVID-19 cases are increasing at the Site-C dam work site over the past week according to B.C. Hydro's spokesperson. David Conway says there are now 13 active COVID cases related to the project

Site C dam budget nearly doubles to $16B, but B.C. NDP forging on with megaproject

The B.C. NDP government is forging ahead with the Site C dam project after receiving technical reports concluding the project is safe and financial estimates indicating the cost of reversing the project would have a "severe" impact on taxpayers.
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Site C brings in massive turbine part as politicians weigh dam's future

Site C is transporting a massive turbine part across northern B.C., as politicians prepare to review an independent report about the mega-project's future.

Energy minister calls independent Site C dam report 'helpful,' will consult cabinet

Energy Minister Bruce Ralston says he has received an independent report on the site C dam project prepared by former deputy finance minister Peter Milburn, but he won't discuss the findings until they've been shared with cabinet.

OPINION | Bridging the electricity gap between Alberta and B.C. makes perfect climate sense

Connecting the provinces is an opportunity to use B.C.’s hydro flexibility to enable more wind and solar to be built in Alberta, resulting in lower GHGs, according to professors Mark Jaccard and Blake Shaffer.

Man in Guy Fawkes mask threatened police with knife before fatal shooting, inquest hears

Numerous witnesses at an inquest into the RCMP shooting of a masked man linked to Anonymous testified that police repeatedly warned the man to drop his knife.

Cost of Site C dam spiralling amid construction challenges, says open letter urging halt to project

In a letter addressed to NDP Leader John Horgan, more than a dozen self-described "prominent British Columbians" say the project is years away from completion, "mired" in potentially unfixable problems and is facing potentially "horrendous" cost over-runs.

Prophet River First Nation pulls out of lawsuit over Site C dam in northeastern B.C.

The Prophet River First Nation have pulled out of a lawsuit against the B.C. government over the Site C dam project, leaving the West Moberly First Nation to fight the legal battle alone.

Multiple Site C workers in isolation following positive case of COVID-19

The worker came from Alberta and is now isolating at the work camp and being cared for by onsite medical staff.

Site C set to 'move a river' to build mega dam in northern B.C.

BC Hydro is poised to divert part of a major river to build the $10 billion Site C mega dam in northern B.C.

Site C dam's main builder fined almost $1M for 'high risk' worker safety violations

The violations include a worker shocked with 1,000 volts of electricity, and the possible exposure of workers to dangerous silica dust.

Work must stop on Trans Mountain, Site C, LNG pipeline until First Nations approval, UN committee says

A United Nations committee working to end racism is urging Canada to immediately stop the construction of three major resource projects until it obtains approval from affected First Nations.

Site C dam could still be cancelled at '11th hour' if First Nations successful in court

The Site C dam could still be stopped by an "eleventh-hour" court ruling, according to the lawyer representing B.C. First Nations opposed to the massive hydroelectric project near Fort St. John.

UN committee warns that Site C dam may violate Indigenous rights agreement

The UN's Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says Canada may have already violated an agreement it signed 50 years ago. That agreement commits Canada to prevent development on Indigenous land without adequate consultation.

First Nations 'deeply frustrated' after B.C. Supreme Court dismisses Site C injunction

At the core of the case is the West Moberly First Nations argument that the multi-billion dollar BC Hydro dam will cause irreparable harm to their territory and way of life — rights protected under Treaty 8.

B.C. Indigenous group touring to advocate responsible mining, big energy projects

A group of Indigenous women is headed to Washington DC next week to elevate the importance of free, prior and informed consent from Indigenous people in big energy and industry projects.

Injunction application hearing pitting treaty rights against Site C wraps in Vancouver

A three-week hearing on an injunction application led by the West Moberly First Nations wrapped in B.C. Supreme Court Friday, leaving Justice Warren Milman the task of deciding whether to put a stop to further Site C construction in northeastern B.C., pending a full trial.

B.C.'s Site C dam project behind schedule, plagued by problems, expert claims

B.C.'s mammoth Site C hydroelectric project is seriously behind schedule, plagued by quality problems and marked by secrecy, according to an assessment by an international dam expert.

Retiree undaunted by steep odds against his petition to stop Site C dam

Organizer Ion Moruso will need more than 300,000 signatures from across B.C. for his petition to be recognized.

Work on Site C suspended prior to First Nations lawsuit

Clearing for a power line near the Site C dam in northeastern B.C. has been voluntarily suspended by BC Hydro after two First Nations filed a lawsuit alleging the mega-project infringes on their treaty rights.

B.C. auditor general set to scrutinize Site C dam project

The government watchdog won't be reviewing NDP decision to move forward with dam, but other areas open.

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