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Site C protester taken to hospital 19 days into hunger strike in Vancouver

Woman on hunger strike for 18 days to protest building of Site C Dam

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Camp established outside BC Hydro headquarters in Vancouver, BC. Photo: Global News

It has been 18 days since Kristin Henry has eaten.

She has been on a hunger strike outside BC Hydro’s offices in Vancouver in protest over the building of the Site C Dam.

“The Treaty 8 Nations have brought to court the objections to the development of the Site C Dam in the Peace Valley and the construction companies who have been contracted to clear-cut the forests are not waiting for the judges’ decisions in the court,” said Nick, a friend of Henry’s, who did not want his last name used. “So there’s illegal construction of a dam happening right now.” Read the rest of this entry