The municipality of Hudson’s Hope is now on record as officially opposed to the development of the Site-C Dam on the Peace River.

Council has passed a resolution, stating the District’ opposition, after residents voiced their concerns at a public forum.

Mayor Karen Anderson says, Hudson’s Hope opposition to the dam goes beyond the flooding of pristine agricultural land… [asset|aid=1395|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=aadd73722936da29992a129f10642421-Anderson 1_1_Pub.mp3]

Hudson’s Hope is the first community to officially come out against the development of the third dam on the Peace and now that the provincial election is over, the mayor says she’ll pick up the pace of the opposition.

BC Hydro’s consultation process is currently in Stage Two and should the government choose to proceed with stage three, it will focus on environmental assessment and, likely run about two years.

The dam would flood about 4600 hectares of agricultural land, southwest of Fort St. John, 57 percent of which lies in the province’s agricultural land reserve.