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‘A reconciliation fail’: B.C. First Nations promise court action over NDP’s approval of Site C

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‘There are thousands of people that are bitterly disappointed,’ says leader of Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs

By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News, Dec 12, 2017

Moments after B.C. Premier John Horgan announced his government would allow construction of the Site C dam to move forward, the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations promised to go to court to stop the project, while others criticized the NDP for breaking campaign promises to respect the rights of Indigenous people. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. Hydro CEO refuses to halt Site C, says Amnesty report wrong

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B.C. Hydro president Jessica McDonald says some First Nations groups approve Site C

The Canadian Press, August 10, 2016

B.C. Hydro president Jessica McDonald says the Crown corporation has reached wide-ranging agreements with some First Nations concerned about the $8.8-billion Site-C hydroelectric dam project in northeastern B.C.

McDonald rejects a recent call to halt work on the project, saying talks and consultations have gone on since 2007 and recent agreements will mitigate potential impacts of the project. Read the rest of this entry

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

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

Wolf hunting in Peace Region could have no limits, province proposes

Wolf headProvince also wants to triple the number of grizzly bears that can be shot in a remote area of the Peace

By Radio West, CBC News, Dec 10, 2015

B.C.’s Ministry of Forestry, Lands and Natural Resource Operations wants to remove limits how many wolves hunters can kill in the Peace Region and when.

The changes were proposed on Nov. 30 on a ministry website that accepts public feedback on changes to regulations.

The proposed changes would also remove the time limits on the hunting season. Read the rest of this entry

Peace Valley group appeals failed attempt to quash Site C dam

Canadian government concludes Site C dam should proceed despite environmental consequences

Protest sign along Peace River in north eastern BC. Photo: The Tyee

Protest sign along Peace River in north eastern BC. Photo: The Tyee

Meanwhile, the B.C. government approves environmental certificate for Site C dam

B.C. Hydro faces widespread community opposition over Site C dam

Protest sign along Peace River in north eastern BC. Photo: The Tyee

Protest sign along Peace River in north eastern BC. Photo: The Tyee

by Justine Hunter, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, Dec 7 2013

On a warm, cloudless September afternoon in 1967, premier W.A.C. Bennett clambered into the cab of a 90-ton belly dump truck to spread the last load of fill on what was, at the time, one of the most ambitious and controversial projects undertaken in Canada. Read the rest of this entry