PVEA welcomes Site-C study

By Christine Rumleskie

The Peace Valley Environment Association is pleased with City Council’s decision to conduct a socio economic Site-C impact and mitigation study.

The PVEA is a group of Peace Region residents, who are trying to nip Site-C in the bud. The locally based group wants to preserve the Peace Valley for future generations.

Spokesperson Sandra Hoffmann spoke out on Tuesday morning, following a council address by Senator Richard Neufeld on Monday. Hoffmann says the PVEA is welcoming Neufeld’s confirmation that Site-C is not a done deal, and that Fort St. John should investigate all of its options.

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She says the PVEA hopes the study will also include the economic consequences from the construction of the two previous dams on the Peace River.

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She mentions both dams generated a spike in jobs, which abruptly came to an end after the project’s completion. She says this led to a drop in population numbers, and low real estate values.

In the end, Hoffmann admits the best result would be the cancelation of Site-C, so that there would be no impacts on the Peace River.

For Senator Neufeld’s address to council on Monday night, Click Here.