Site C opponents keeping an eye on dam's construction from new observation shack

William Stodalka
George Desjarlais looks through a telescope at the Site C dam construction from an observation shack built by the Treaty 8 Tribal Association overlooking the Peace River.   Photo By William Stodalka - See more at:

It’s a humble shack with a $9-billion view.

The Treaty 8 Tribal Association has set up an observation shack overlooking the Peace River at the Site C dam site where opponents and other interested parties can watch what critics say is the destruction of the Peace River valley.

The shack, located to the northwest of the dam construction, has just enough room for a furnace, some tables, a couch, and a telescope. The shack is on Crown land, accessible through the property of Esther and Paul Pedersen.

The shack was built "because we feel that already there's been some infractions and we want to be able to record that," Pedersen said during a media tour last week.

"We want people to be able to see it. The whole site's been shut off and I think that's wrong. B.C. taxpayers are paying for it and they should have access to see it anytime they want.“