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Site C protesters end blockade

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Opponents of Site C dismantle the remote protest camp that stalled BC Hydro dam construction work for two months. (Christy Jordan-Fenton via CBC News)

Local farmer says protesters are crying and emotional but packing up “as law abiding citizens”

By Betsy Trumpener, CBC News, March 01, 2016

Site C protesters who’ve been stalling dam construction in northern B.C. say they’re packing up and ending their two-month land occupation so they won’t be arrested.

Reached this afternoon at their remote Rocky Mountain Fort protest camp, Site C opponents told CBC News they are obeying Monday’s B.C. Supreme Court order requiring them to leave the area and allow site-clearing work by BC Hydro contractors to proceed, southwest of Fort St John. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. court rules against Site C dam protesters, says campers can be removed

Social media a ‘double-edged sword’ in Site C camp injunction

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Photo from Facebook used in affidavit against Site C dam protesters. Photo: Twitter

by Jonny Wakefield, Alaska Highway News, February 22, 2016

BC Hydro has been monitoring social media to identify people at a Site C protest camp, a B.C. Supreme Court affidavit shows.

The affidavit, filed by BC Hydro lawyer Patrick Hayes, is a key piece evidence in an upcoming injunction to have the camp removed.

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BC Hydro seeks injunction against Site C protesters

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David Suzuki, third from the right, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, centre, joined protesters at the Site C protest camp at Rocky Mountain Fort earlier this month. (Yvonne Tupper/Facebook)

David Suzuki, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip rally in opposition to controversial project

CBC News, Feb 22, 2016

BC Hydro is seeking an injunction today in B.C. Supreme Court as it looks to end to the protest against its controversial Site C dam project.

The Crown corporation says the injunction is necessary to keep the project on schedule and budget, and claims protesters have prevented contractors from completing their work. It is also seeking punitive damages and costs.  Read the rest of this entry

BC Hydro seeks injunction against Site C dam project protesters

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Protesters at the Site C dam project in northern B.C. have been posting signs like these around the worksite. (Yvonne Tupper)

Protesters say they’re ‘shocked’ as they were expecting to negotiate with BC Hydro

CBC News, Jan 20, 2016

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.

In a petition filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Hydro asks for an injunction to prevent protesters from impeding work on the site and from threatening or intimidating contractors. The utility is also asking for punitive as well as general damages and costs.  Read the rest of this entry

3 protesters arrested at Site C dam project

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Protesters are defying an eviction notice from BC Hydro as the Crown utility presses ahead with land clearing around the Site C hydroelectric project along the Peace River in northeastern British Columbia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Verena Hoffmann

Treaty 8 members say $9 billion mega dam being built without First Nations’ consent

CBC News Jan 6, 2016

Three protesters at a construction site for the Site C dam near Fort St. John in northern B.C. have been arrested for blocking vehicles from entering the work site, RCMP said late Wednesday in a statement.

Cpl. Dave Tyreman said RCMP received a report of protesters blocking the roadway shortly after 10 a.m. PT. When officers arrived, he said, they found a man and woman blocking vehicles. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. Hydro orders protesters off land slated for logging near Site C dam

BC Hydro set to sign Site C dam construction contract worth $1.5B

Site C dam mapContract is the largest of the controversial $8.3-billion project

By B.C. Almanac, CBC News, Nov 25, 2015

The controversial Site C construction project is one step closer to reality with BC Hydro choosing consortium Peace River Hydro Partners on Nov. 25 as its preferred partner in a $1.5-billion dollar contract to construct the dam near Fort St. John. Read the rest of this entry

Police shot wrong man at Site C dam open house, Peace River farmer says

Peace Valley group appeals failed attempt to quash Site C dam