BC Hydro on recent PVEA Site-C study

BC Hydro says it hasn’t got a chance to review the full report done by the Peace Valley Environmental Association.

The 65 page report conducted by the PVEA supports its opposition to the Peace River Site-C dam, calling the project, ‘not-so-green.’

Spokesperson David Conway says that Site C is considered clean and renewable.

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Produced by Chillborne Environmental, the report states as it is now, the river valley is worth more environmentally and socio-economically to the province than if it was flooded to produce more electricity.

Former Fort St. John city councilor and NDP election candidate, Brian Churchill, helped produce the report. He says it contains information that hasn’t been brought forward, in about three decades.

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The report covers four main beneficial areas of the existing river valley, and they go to agricultural land, the wildlife corridor, archeological sites and climate change issues.

Meantime, the Association and the West Moberly First Nations are again co-hosting the 4th annual Paddle for the Peace event on Saturday. T

his year they’ll travel from Bear Flat downstream to the Old Fort community, a route that will take participants right through the proposed location of the Site-C dam.

To read a full copy of the report, visit www.itsourvalley.ca