Liberals hell-bent on Site C Dam

by Ray Eagle, reposted from CommonGround, Apr 6, 2017 When the Peace River hydro-electric dam system was first conceptualized in the ‘60s, Site C was seen as just another river section that could provide additional power to augment the Bennett and Peace Canyon dams. There was no recognition of the attributes most now acknowledge: highly … Continue reading Liberals hell-bent on Site C Dam

The Startling Similarities Between Newfoundland’s Muskrat Falls Boondoggle and B.C.’s Site C Dam

By Emma Gilchrist,  reposted from DeSmog, Mar 14, 2017 Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador are preparing for electricity rates to double in the next five years, adding an estimated $150 per month in power costs for the average homeowner, as a consequence of building the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam — and experts warn it could … Continue reading The Startling Similarities Between Newfoundland’s Muskrat Falls Boondoggle and B.C.’s Site C Dam

Site C Dam Ruling Says a Lot About Canada’s Relationship with First Nations

By Emma Gilchrist, reposted from DeSmog, Jan 25, 2017 The Site C hydro dam in northeastern B.C. may be more than a year into construction, but the federal government still hasn’t determined whether the mega dam infringes on treaty rights — and, according to a Federal Court of Appeal ruling this week, the government isn’t … Continue reading Site C Dam Ruling Says a Lot About Canada’s Relationship with First Nations

Legal Challenges to Site C Dam by BC First Nations Dismissed by Federal Court of Appeal and BC Court of Appeal

By Selina Lee-Andersen and Bryn Gray, reposted from InvesBrain, Feb 10, 2017 Two separate court challenges of the federal and provincial environmental assessment approvals for the Site C hydropower project in British Columbia have recently been dismissed by the federal and BC appellate courts.  The two appellate courts separately upheld earlier decisions of the BC … Continue reading Legal Challenges to Site C Dam by BC First Nations Dismissed by Federal Court of Appeal and BC Court of Appeal

Site C dam win for Hydro as a native veto rejected by B.C. Court of Appeal

By IAN MULGREW, reposted from the Vancouver Sun, Feb 2, 2017 The B.C. government has won another big round over First Nations opposed to the massive controversial Site C dam project, this time in the B.C. Court of Appeal. In a unanimous three-justice ruling Thursday, the court rejected any native veto of development and said the Liberal … Continue reading Site C dam win for Hydro as a native veto rejected by B.C. Court of Appeal

SITE C DAM LEAVES FIRST NATIONS’ CULTURAL HERITAGE OUT IN THE COLD

A short-piece researched and written in January of 2015, as part of an Advanced Reporting class at Langara College: cultural genocide, structural racism, industrial development and archaeology.  by Mel Edgar , reposted from FieldofWork, Jan 31, 2017 Driven by forestry, mining, hydro and pipeline construction, archaeology in BC is booming. And while heritage legislation mandates archaeological assessment … Continue reading SITE C DAM LEAVES FIRST NATIONS’ CULTURAL HERITAGE OUT IN THE COLD

Federal court dismisses First Nations’ challenge of Site C dam

Judge rules federal cabinet has authority to grant environmental permits for B.C. hydroelectric project By Andrew Kurjata, reposted from CBC News, Jan 23, 2017 The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a lawsuit from two B.C. First Nations trying to prevent the Site C dam project from going ahead. The Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations argue flooding … Continue reading Federal court dismisses First Nations’ challenge of Site C dam