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Nov. 9th “What’s Up With Site C?”



The proposed Site C dam that would flood B.C.’s beautiful Peace River Valley is slowly going ahead despite the fact that it will drown 12,000 hectares of valuable farming land, key North American wildlife habitats including a UNESCO Wildlife Reserve in Alberta and many First Nations traditional hunting and fishing areas and has been shown to be unnecessary for electricity needs now or in the foreseeable future by no less than a Joint Federal and Provincial Review Panel.

The creation of the Site C dam would be a very expensive project with next to no returns on investment given the high cost of production and low projected demand for the electricity it would produce.  This would leave B.C. Hydro customers (you and me) on the hook for the (at least) 9 billion that this project will cost.

This evening will feature the film “Peace Out” followed by a Q & A with our MLA and Provincial NDP leader John Horgan and Steve Gray, a NoSiteC campaigner from Metchosin who participated on this summer’s Rolling Justice Bus Tour to the Peace River Valley.

“Peace Out” is a thought-provoking and beautifully made documentary by Charles Wilkinson (“Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World”) that takes the viewer from the Peace River Valley to the Alberta tar sands to Vancouver boardrooms to explore deeper causes of environmental exploitation.

Bring your questions for the Q&A.  Here are some to get you started: Where do we stand today? What is the reality and what are the myths about Site C? How feasible are more sustainable/less destructive sources of power? What has been done to date?  What would it look like if we were to halt the whole thing?

If we go past 9:00, so be it.


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