Farmer to protest Site C

A B-C grain farmer who drove his combine as far as Ottawa to draw attention to the plight of farmers will soon be setting off on his second protest trip to Victoria.
 

Sixty-one-year-old Nick Parsons will leave for the provincial capital on his combine, dubbed Peace Valley Rose, on April 30th.

 

This time, he’s voicing his opposition to B-C Hydro’s proposed Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River, saying the project near Fort St. John would lead to the loss of farmland.

 

Construction of the dam would flood about 46-hundred hectares of agricultural land, 57 per cent of which lies in the province’s agricultural land reserve.

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