Update: Site C protestors storm BC Hydro Meeting

Site C Protesters storm into a BC Hydro Public Consultation Meeting – Garet Hindman/Energeticcity.ca

Round 2 of BC Hydro’s Site C consultations got off to a shaky start today as protestors opposing both the dam and the consultation process itself crashed the first of a series of stakeholder meetings held at the Cultural Centre. Even before protestors arrived, tension at the meeting between Hydro officials and members of the public was palpable, as community members expressed their concerns with the project. [asset|aid=370|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d3312c17e5edcc72061c90bad92e3dde-sitce c bouckground_1_Pub.mp3] When protestors finally did enter the building, many people in the meeting broke into applause and joined the chanting. [asset|aid=371|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=af69fbd6be3750a2f7728912ba853795-background UTO_1_Pub.mp3] Protestors continued to chant in the room for about one minute before leaving to continue the protest on the street. Protestor Vernita Hofmann calls Hydro’s consultation process a farce. [asset|aid=372|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=af69fbd6be3750a2f7728912ba853795-Vernita-1_1_Pub.mp3] Hydro’s Site C Consultation Meetings continue tonight and Monday. Protestors say more interruptions to consultation meetings are planned.