Vaughan Palmer

VICTORIA — As Premier John Horgan tells it, he decided to invite six experts to address the cabinet on Site C next week to help get his cabinet colleagues up to his level of knowledge.

“I know a lot about energy,” said Horgan. “I was the energy critic for a decade in the opposition, and I worked in energy when I was in government.

“I want to make sure that my caucus and my cabinet are as well informed as possible on a multibillion-dollar decision that’s going to have an impact on people for a long period of time.”

Sarah Cox

Nov. 16, 2017 - Site C jobs are often cited as a main reason to proceed with the $9 billion dam on B.C.’s Peace River. But how many jobs would Site C actually create? Are there really 2,375 people currently employed on the project, as widely reported this month?

DeSmog Canada dove into Site C jobs numbers. We found dubious claims, political spin, and far too much secrecy.

Andrew Kurjata
West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson said B.C. Cabinet members are 'playing their cards pretty close to their chest' when discussing how they will proceed on the Site C dam project, but he believes they must cancel it in order to uphold treaty obligations. (Andrew Kurjata/CBC)

The question of whether Site C violates the 1899 Treaty 8 agreement has not been tested in court

The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have warned they will launch a "billion-dollar lawsuit" testing whether the Site C dam violates their treaty rights should the provincial government decide to proceed with the project.

Richard Smith

If we don’t change the conversation, if we don’t deal with the systemic problems of capitalism and come up with a viable alternative, our goose is cooked.

First Nations Leaders

From: Roland Willson []
Sent: November 20, 2017 12:20 PM
Subject: for release


Wuujo aasana laa, 


Chief Roland Willson

West Moberly First Nations


Gloria Galloway
Wood Buffalo National Park was created in 1922 to protect one of the last remaining free-roaming northern bison herds in the world.  WOOD BUFFALO NATIONAL PARK

Canada's largest national park – established 95 years ago to protect the last herds of northern bison – is deteriorating and faces significant threats from climate change and industrial development, says an international agency that monitors world heritage sites.

The International Union on the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is based in Switzerland and was established in 1948 to encourage conservation and natural diversity, released a World Heritage Outlook report this week that examines the condition of ecologically important sites around the globe.

Emma Gilchrist
Christy Clark wearing hard hat

For years British Columbians have been left in the dark about the most expensive public project in our history.

All of that came to an end on Wednesday when the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) issued its final report on the Site C dam.

The results are, well, damning.

Vaughan Palmer

VICTORIA — Tucked into the back pages of the B.C. Utilities Commission review of Site C is an intriguing discussion of a replacement source of electricity that wouldn’t require B.C. to build anything.

The option, laid out in a seven page annex, would see B.C. reclaim its entitlement to a share of the power generated on the US side of the border under the 50-year-old Columbia River Treaty.

Essentially, B.C. (standing in for Canada) agreed to build a series of dams on our side of the border to manage volatile water flows on the Columbia River.


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