Topic: site c dam


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.