FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro submitted an Application for Approval to Transport Canada on January 21st for “downstream contouring activities” and to build a temporary crossing on a side channel of the Peace River.

The contouring activities are for fish habitat enhancement work, according to Friday’s Site C Construction Bulletin.

The two applications are Registry #4959 and Registry #4957.

“Registry #4959 is for the downstream contouring activities required to complete fish habitat enhancements,” reads the release from BC Hydro.

“Contouring activities are located on the north and south bank of the Peace River, for an approximately four-kilometre reach downstream of the Site C dam site.”

The contouring work is scheduled to start in spring 2022 and be finished by winter 2024.

Registry #4957 is for a temporary crossing on a side channel of the Peace River, about four kilometres downstream of Site C dam site. This crossing is needed to access an area called “109L Lower.”

This project is scheduled to start this spring, and it would be in place until winter 2023.

Site C’s COVID-19 camp status as of January 20th shows 1,253 people in camp. Of those, 59 are in isolation at camp.

There are 99 active cases and 412 cleared cases. Since January 1st, 2022, there have been 167 cases.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 511 recorded cases of COVID-19 at Site C.