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Letter to Minister LeBlanc regarding Site C permit approval

On July 28, we were shocked and saddened to learn that DFO has issued permits for continued construction of the Site C dam, despite strong opposition by Treaty 8 First Nations, multiple court challenges, and an unprecedented Statement of Concern from over 350 scientists and the Royal Academy of Canada, who unanimously called on the federal government to revisit the Order in Council approving Site C, and to suspend the issuance of further permits pursuant to the Order in Council until it has completed an analysis of the project’s impact on Aboriginal and Treaty rights.
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Site C Betrayal

The federal government’s approval of construction permits for the $9 billion Site C megaproject is a cowardly betrayal, says Sierra Club BC.
The blue-listed Western Toad. Photo by Jon Nelson. Published under CC BY 2.0
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Judicial review launched against unlawful Site C approvals

Ministry emails show that officials deliberately and knowingly disregarded the statutory permitting process and gave BC Hydro an “exemption from prosecution” as a shortcut to avoid delays in the construction schedule.
Save Peace Valley Farms
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Paddling forward: Site C in rough waters

It has been a rough spring for the proponents of the Site C dam as the B.C. government desperately scrambles to find customers willing to pay double the market rate for Site C’s overpriced power.
Peace River Valley photo by Larry Petersen
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Field Notes from the Great Site C Road Show

An exhilarating, exhausting and deeply rewarding five days on the road...Ana Simeon reflects on the Site C roadshow.
Paddle for the Peace, photo by PVEA
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ECOSYSTEM 101:   A little Peace of my heart

The Peace River Valley is a very special place. It stole my heart when I traveled there for my Master's research, and then again, the following summer when I attended the Paddle for the Peace.
Peace River Valley photo by Larry Petersen
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CRAZY FACTS:  Is the grass greener on the other side?

The grass may not be greener on one side of the Peace River Valley than the other, but there is more of it.
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Pipelines not the pathway to Paris solutions

On Earth Day, Canada signed on to the Paris climate agreement, committing our country to 1.5-2C of global warming. Climate and energy campaigner Larissa Stendie warns that this gesture is nothing more than symbolic.
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Site C Update: An intense week for the Peace

On March 1, BC Hydro was given an injunction authorizing removal of a First Nations cultural camp at the historic site of Rocky Mountain Fort near the proposed dam site. Now BC Hydro is in a rush to finish clear-cutting a large portion of the riverbank on the Peace River before the migratory songbirds come back in March and logging has to stop.

Respect for First Nations Means Stopping Site C

Prime Minister Trudeau has promised a new relationship with…