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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro announced 576 fewer Site C workers In January compared to December 2020.

According to a release, the total number of workers dropped to 3,852. Of those, 2,862 are B.C. residents who represent 74 per cent of the workforce.

The number of Peace River Regional District workers dropped to 797 in January, which is 25 per cent of the total workforce.

According to BC Hydro, companies with substantial global experience have been contracted for major project components. There were two international workers in specialized positions for Site C and 30 management and professionals working for Site C through the federal International Mobility Program.

Since a peak in October, numbers at Site C have dropped consistently, with January employment numbers being the lowest since May 2020.

In January, 281 Indigenous people were working at Site C, down from 347 in December.

There were 434 women working on the dam project in January, down by 28 from the previous month.

There are 1,209 workers at camp as of March 15th. BC Hydro has reported 50 positive COVID-19 cases among workers since March 2020.

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