FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro has announced there will be more debris burning this week along Site C project areas.

Burning started on November 25th and will continue until December 1st and will be along these areas:

Any debris that can’t be removed, mulched, or chipped needs to be burned, which Hydro plans and monitors. Debris burning also complies with the regulatory requirements and the Site C Smoke Management Plan.

Debris burning only takes place during the fall and winter months during specific weather conditions, also known as a venting window, which means that there is enough positive atmospheric pressure and airflow to disperse the smoke.

Helicopters will also be transporting timber between Cache Creek and Peace Canyon as part of the clearing work, and it will be taking place until March.

BC Hydro also released their construction bulletin regarding Site C’s progress, including the upstream and downstream cofferdams being installed across the river and the interlocking steel pile walls have been completed.

The final four turbines for the project arrived in Prince Rupert this month and will be making the journey within the next couple of months.