First Nation chief says Site C approval a ‘spit in the face’

Mark Hume

Despite the B.C. government’s announcement that the $8.8-billion Site C dam is going ahead, First Nations and land owners in the Peace River Valley say the battle against it is still on and will spark opposition to other resource projects.

“It’s far from being a done deal. This fight is just getting started,” Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nation said Wednesday.

“We were shocked,” he said of the band’s reaction to Premier Christy Clark’s announcement on Site C, Tuesday. “It was basically a spit in the face.”